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by ATCtower
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453644

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

It’s unfortunate and needs to be said... Training isn’t what it used to be. Between unions sheltering the weak, the “nice guy” mentality, and general degradation of any accountability, things like this will happen more and more. I don’t care if he was a “nice guy” he had no business whatsoever flyin...

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by ATCtower
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 946
Views: 84685

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Never mind the context of this post, have we really sunk to the level where “claps back” is an acceptable title in a thread? My how we have degraded.... On that note, it was only a matter of time before AS made this move. I don’t know that it has a lot to do with B6 moves but more to do with AS seei...

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by ATCtower
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 100233

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Didn’t see it discussed here yet but it appears DOT is now ordering airlines to give refunds instead of vouchers. This is great news for the consumer, not so much for the airlines. I digress, if they’re getting bailed out, they should be giving refunds... https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.co...

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by ATCtower
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A350 was involved in a serious landing incident
Replies: 17
Views: 8016

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A350 was involved in a serious landing incident

I obviously stand corrected about hour accumulation. Still seems odd that a FO would have significantly more hours in the type than a captain. I know the promotion to captain is more than hours and is often politics but I’m not sure how I would feel trusting my life to the ultimate decision maker wh...

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by ATCtower
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A350 was involved in a serious landing incident
Replies: 17
Views: 8016

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A350 was involved in a serious landing incident

Reading the link that sure sounds scary as hell!

Equally scary, a captain of a wide body aircraft with only 400 hours in the type???

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by ATCtower
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again
Replies: 51
Views: 11950

Re: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again

I’ll echo the giddy feelers out for this one. It’s a single type airframe of the largest powered aircraft ever built. I would give a lot to see her in person and photograph her even as a lowly amateur. I wish they published a schedule months in advance where she’ll be cause I would travel the world ...

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by ATCtower
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 15423

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

The estimated fatality rate is 2% in India. Sure it is less than Iran, Spain, Italy, and China, but India lacks public medical infrastructure. A private hospital charges $1000/day to keep a patient on a ventilator. So they’re about 1/20th of the coat of any hospital in America? Absurd either way, j...

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by ATCtower
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 18114

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Oilman wrote:
Can someone please explain what “ATC Alert” means?


Without getting too much into it, “Be ready in case of ATC zero”.

There’s a lot more to it but that should suffice.

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by ATCtower
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 18114

Re: New York Center (ZNY) ATC Zero

Could the Air Force be brought in to be temporary staff to handle flights at a very reduced capacity? No. The military doesn't have enroute controllers, and they have no training on ERAM. The contingency in situations like this would be to keep aircraft low and fly tower enroute (one approach contr...

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by ATCtower
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 939
Views: 100638

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I’m surprised SXM is still “business as usual”.

We have a trip planned there for two weeks from now and their response is basically “well if you don’t make it here, screw you, we are open”.

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by ATCtower
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18969

Re: LAS airport closed

since they have a surface area they can assign a departure runway instructions and a good time. Therefore you can have planes on approach and still launch departures with 3 minutes spacing. Ah ok. I suspected things might be a bit different on the terminal side of things, but that's not my world. I...

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by ATCtower
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18969

Re: LAS airport closed

nwadeicer wrote:
Trying to understand this. So your saying that at 2200 hours on a Wednesday night they decide to close the tower because of Covid-19? Did someone up there start coughing? Or make mention that they were at a concert two nights ago?


Yeah, virus doesn’t add up in this case....

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by ATCtower
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020
Replies: 43
Views: 7658

Re: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020

Reference MDW ATCT. MDW twr closes (ATC ZERO) due to confirmed corona virus. 5 positives between techs and controllers, right now it’s 3 techs and 2 controllers, 1 tech in serious condition. Awaiting more results. Hazmat team enroute. FAA is pushing for testing of all MDW ATCT employees. Source? Th...

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by ATCtower
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020
Replies: 43
Views: 7658

Re: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020

bravoindia wrote:
Reference MDW ATCT. MDW twr closes (ATC ZERO) due to confirmed corona virus. 5 positives between techs and controllers, right now it’s 3 techs and 2 controllers, 1 tech in serious condition. Awaiting more results. Hazmat team enroute. FAA is pushing for testing of all MDW ATCT employees.


Source?

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by ATCtower
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020
Replies: 43
Views: 7658

Re: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020

MDW is a small facility.

Wait till it hits a center or large consolidated TRACON...

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by ATCtower
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should we do with our money in the market
Replies: 50
Views: 2248

Re: What should we do with our money in the market

I was in investment banking before switching to the aviation industry. That’s not to say I know the answer but I will echo what others have said. Right now I’m maintaining a ‘strong hold’ position. Personally I am expecting the market to continue to drop likely around the 15k mark for the Dow. At wh...

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by ATCtower
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 184454

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

I wonder if this will extend to the Caribbean islands as well. Spring break is here and a lot of Caribbean islands are territories of the EU.......

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by ATCtower
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14932

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

The problem with 1 and 3 is that you have environmentalist wackos in charge. Not gonna happen in a million years. Your bigger problem is the NIMBYs. Who wants a airport near your house. Only solution is build in the middle of nowhere. KDEN did that, then the NIMBY imbeciles started building out by ...

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by ATCtower
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAA could sell one LHR slot
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: Rumour: SAA could sell one LHR slot

How much would a LHR slot earn them selling vs leasing it?

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by ATCtower
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 15080

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

I think the first development will be the relaxing of rules requiring 2 pilots (people) in cockpit at all times. For example, it seems awful redundant that the DL flight to China has 4 pilots aboard considering the level of automation onboard. I’m not terribly concerned about going from 4 to 2, but...

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by ATCtower
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 21272

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

" I mean I get what you’re saying, but I still don't feel like I was being over dramatic. I am a controller at a level 12 facility in the U.S. I personally cannot imagine almost putting two airplanes together then not giving two shits about it. Lets even say for arguments sake that it was pilo...

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by ATCtower
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 21272

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

And now put yourself into the shoes of foreign pilots flying into the US with the utterly non-standard phraseology used by ATC there ;) . I operate in Europe and can generally pick up cues about what is going on with the traffic around me in French, German, Swedish, a bit of Italian, bit of Spanish...

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by ATCtower
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 21272

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

I’ll echo a few others here that in the interests of safety and clarity one language should be universal. If I’m not mistaken our .65 mandates that for US controllers but also says we may follow up with other than prescribed phraseology. I have on a number of occasions used this with foreign pilots ...

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by ATCtower
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 21272

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

Funny that it was most definitely the ATC's fault, yet she ended up insulting the Avianca pilot. Can’t be sure of that without the full audio. For all we know she cleared the descending A/C to a safe altitude and they blew through it.... This was rather amusing and I’ll admit to being snippy with a...

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by ATCtower
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?
Replies: 68
Views: 10699

Re: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?

Sorry, AA likes east, UA likes west.

I too don’t see this as even a remote possibility anytime soon.

Sure AA has destinations out of DFW but their base isn’t exactly scratching for table scraps out of the west; they have bigger fish to fry out of better markets.

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by ATCtower
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?
Replies: 68
Views: 10699

Re: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?

Sorry, AA likes east, UA likes west.

I too don’t see this as even a remote possibility anytime soon.

Sure AA has destinations out of DFW but their base isn’t exactly scratching for table scraps out of the west; they have bigger fish to fry out of better markets.

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by ATCtower
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 22748

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

I don't care who announced it, I like it. I refuse to recline into someone else and I hate when someone does it to me. I flew DEN-LHR in Y a few weeks ago and the muppet in front of me was reclined from wheels up to top of descent. Haha!! That’s a 10 hour overnight flight. I’m generally considerate...

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by ATCtower
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird Flight path
Replies: 14
Views: 2727

Re: Weird Flight path

Photo mission?

Air sampling?

MX test flight?

Lots of reasons....

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by ATCtower
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 173
Views: 12103

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

trpmb6 wrote:

Forgive me for saying, there is some irony that the left seems to support a friend of anrec and scorpio et al.


I’m not left (or right for that matter), but here is the absolute definition of irony.

Can’t refute it.

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by ATCtower
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FAA Watering Down ATC Tests?
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Re: FAA Watering Down ATC Tests?

I don’t want to go into too much here, but yes. The majority of what you ask is true. The FAA has a desire for better racial diversification of the workforce and implemented a biographical assessment. They also admitted the people they were aiming to employ would generally do worse in science in sch...

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by ATCtower
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Takes Megyn Kelly Off Air, Reportedly Ready to Cancel Show
Replies: 42
Views: 2895

Re: NBC Takes Megyn Kelly Off Air, Reportedly Ready to Cancel Show

Seeing how I’m unlikely to run for political office I suppose I’ll throw in my two cents. “Blackface” did not appear racist years ago. In this day and age we can certainly agree it at the very least has biased racial undermining, if not outright racist. That said, I believe the whole context was off...

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by ATCtower
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 173
Views: 12103

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

We didn’t impose sanctions after they financed and carried out executing 3,000 American citizens.... I see that you like to think in cliches. The ruling members of the Saud family were genuinely horrified by 9-11 so invading the country made no sense. There was also the fact that we had a president...

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by ATCtower
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 173
Views: 12103

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

jupiter2 wrote:
Will personal gain get in the way of any meaningful sanctions imposed, if any ?


We didn’t impose sanctions after they financed and carried out executing 3,000 American citizens....

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by ATCtower
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 173
Views: 12103

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

And Trump expects us to believe it. What’s really strange is the comments regarding it. I can’t openly speak out against the guy but even as a “conservative”, his comments are troubling. He was asked if he found the account credible and replied “I do”.... seriously? Hellen Keller could have seen th...

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by ATCtower
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 229
Views: 9247

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

tommy1808 wrote:

Plus some raping, money laundering for organized crime and terrorists, defrauding people out of their money......

Dang, she better gets cracking if she wants to get that done in time for 2020.

Best regards
Thomas


Can’t deny she has the right mentor with Hillary tho....

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by ATCtower
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Prophecy - in a theater near you!
Replies: 27
Views: 2107

Re: The Trump Prophecy - in a theater near you!

Religion is basically a Drug addiction and apparently the bible is a bigger problem than Meth. And correlate quite nicely with availability of money and religiosity... best regards Thomas For once I couldn’t agree more with you. I do believe in God, or a higher being but the absurd assertion some g...

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by ATCtower
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 38965

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Given that Trump was elected on a campaign of fear, I would say it would be the other way around. You are correct. Trump was elected on a campaign of fear, but not the way you think. Sure, there may be some inbred hicks somewhere who actually like the guy. The fast majority of those who voted for h...

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by ATCtower
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 3133

Re: Best TATL premium products?

On a side bar, I am always mystified by people preoccupation with Asian airlines. Is it all a halo effect from SQ? Having been on many of them in all cabins I do see what all the fuss is about? I can’t comment too much on the topic at hand as I’m not an experienced pond hopper in premium. That said...

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by ATCtower
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India asks pilots to not take controlled rest over Europe.
Replies: 39
Views: 11895

Re: Air India asks pilots to not take controlled rest over Europe.

Any word when United will request the same thing of their pilots in America?

Who knows, maybe they arent sleeping but they damn sure dont know how to pay attention to ATC.

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by ATCtower
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Best 777 Economy Class
Replies: 15
Views: 1562

Re: The Best 777 Economy Class

TG has GOT to be damn close to the top of this list if not the top. Theyre 3-3-3, we got a hot meal, two drinks, warm towels, etc on flights of no more than an hour between BKK and HKT and CNX-BKK. Perhaps I was just blown away as an American who didnt personally get an anal probe courtesy of whatev...

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by ATCtower
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the Nonstop Route of your Dreams?
Replies: 112
Views: 7346

Re: What is the Nonstop Route of your Dreams?

Either FNL-LUK (my closest airport LMO doesnt have a runway to support anything overseas), tho I dont know that even the G6 has the range even if it could land at LUK. Realistically, AUA-SIN.... Arguably the longest route possible given runway lengths etc with metal possibly capable of making it. Th...

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by ATCtower
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2549
Views: 300592

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Hi John That I am aware of no posts have been deleted. That said some posts appear waiting for approval and are approved. We've not moderated this thread to ensure the community can share their opinions as freely as possible. I believe that is best so the sites owners can see all feedback no matter...

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by ATCtower
Sun May 22, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Shortest And Longest 757 Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 10922

RE: Your Shortest And Longest 757 Flights

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mfricke" class="quote" target="_blank">mfricke</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>Great question, thanks for asking! For me:...

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by ATCtower
Sat May 21, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Shortest And Longest 757 Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 10922

RE: Your Shortest And Longest 757 Flights

Shortest was <acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson AFB) (COS / KCOS), USA - Colorado">COS</acronym>-<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> Longest was...

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by ATCtower
Fri May 20, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta 737 First Class Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1454

Delta 737 First Class Help

I have a trip to Alaska coming up for the coming fishing season and at the same price point I can either fly <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> Y class or <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> F class. The United is non-stop which is nice but I would be paying baggage ...

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by ATCtower
Mon May 02, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Icelandair Flight With B 767
Replies: 52
Views: 23169

RE: First Icelandair Flight With B 767

Man I REALLY hope they dont expand this idea without expanding their departure hall at KEF...

That was a complete S*it show for the US departure rush in the afternoon using 757s, cant even imagine more people in there....

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by ATCtower
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

RE: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seven3seven" class="quote" target="_blank">seven3seven</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I'll ban everyone I don't like or ag...

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by ATCtower
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Hotels For Airport Views
Replies: 34
Views: 4506

RE: Best Hotels For Airport Views

I'll second (or 8th) The Renaissance Concourse at <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>. They are without a doubt the best ive seen. They also have a great bar with good nightlife, and fantas...

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by ATCtower
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airlines Offer Baby Bassinets In J?
Replies: 17
Views: 3639

RE: Which Airlines Offer Baby Bassinets In J?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cougar15" class="quote" target="_blank">cougar15</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>As does <acronym title="Emirates (United A...

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by ATCtower
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lost My 787 Virginity ... Meh
Replies: 34
Views: 5906

RE: Lost My 787 Virginity ... Meh

My 787 cherry was popped on United, for 12 HOURS from <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Jap...

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