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by PITingres
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 187
Views: 30091

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

I'm not arguing that the relative traffic declines aren't there, just that they're more complex and nuanced than being driven solely due to political decisions. Exactly. And as far as education traffic goes, I'm thinking conferences, seminars, working groups, all of which are very academia-heavy (a...

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by PITingres
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers
Replies: 24
Views: 5590

Re: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers

"Does this reservation system make me look fat?"

I understand that DoB is a fairly recent addition, but I would have thought that there would have been some indication that the passenger was/was not a minor. I guess I would have been wrong.

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by PITingres
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do the carrier landing aircraft manage to descend during approach with such a big positive pitch angle
Replies: 33
Views: 2808

Re: How do the carrier landing aircraft manage to descend during approach with such a big positive pitch angle

Here's an example which shows high pitch angle on approach from a steadier viewpoint. SAAB Viggen used pretty much the same "carrier landing" technique in order to achieve short runway performance. You can see in this video that it has high pitch attitude and flies a steep glide path. The...

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by PITingres
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Boeing really need to create a new narrowbody?
Replies: 11
Views: 1032

Re: Does Boeing really need to create a new narrowbody?

If I had to guess, I think what will finally push Boeing to a new small airplane with the attendant enormous certification costs will be manufacturability. There are a ton of relatively minor things already mentioned in this thread, and I'm not sure that all of them collectively are enough to push t...

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by PITingres
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is business travel enjoyable?
Replies: 26
Views: 2701

Re: Is business travel enjoyable?

From a software development viewpoint: yes, remote work works (I've done it for years). There's a caveat, though, which is that it helps enormously if you've had a chance to meet the rest of the team face to face at least once, and ideally more than that. Before the pandemic, I tried to visit with v...

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by PITingres
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 704
Views: 442405

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... covid.html

Or not.
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STT757 wrote:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/well-have-herd-immunity-by-april-11613669731

More support for the theory that the COVID -19 pandemic will be effectively over by April.


https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... covid.html

Or not.

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by PITingres
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biden administration "actively looking" at negative COVID test mandate for domestic flights
Replies: 58
Views: 4545

Re: Biden administration "actively looking" at negative COVID test mandate for domestic flights

"I provide a necessary service" is a very different, and much better, argument than "I want my rights", which is all I saw in the original posting. Ahhh, you lost lost me there. Both the above arguments are equally valid. In fact, “I want my rights” may outweigh the other. ... M...

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by PITingres
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT
Replies: 74
Views: 15402

Re: DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT

IMO, if in the future an aircraft does end up in a ditch/ravine and this risk was not taken on board then the Airport could be taken to the cleaners. You’d have a heart attack if you looked at the ends of São Paulo Congonhas! Both ends probably drop 150’ into the city below. The one that scares me ...

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by PITingres
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biden administration "actively looking" at negative COVID test mandate for domestic flights
Replies: 58
Views: 4545

Re: Biden administration "actively looking" at negative COVID test mandate for domestic flights

"I provide a necessary service" is a very different, and much better, argument than "I want my rights", which is all I saw in the original posting.

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by PITingres
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT
Replies: 74
Views: 15402

Re: DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT

I always wondered why the faa permits valleys like this. Atlanta is another example. Presumably because the additional runway length is worth it? After all, you aren't supposed to go off the edge... And in terrain like PIT's, there's no way to avoid ravines and slopes. I can't imagine what it would...

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by PITingres
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of the dc-9/ md-80 line
Replies: 10
Views: 1259

Re: Future of the dc-9/ md-80 line

Critical replacement parts are no longer in production, and the cost to produce a small batch would be prohibitive. I gather that some parts actually would be illegal to make, at least in the US, due to environmental restrictions on procedures like some kinds of chrome plating (I don't know the deta...

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by PITingres
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biden administration "actively looking" at negative COVID test mandate for domestic flights
Replies: 58
Views: 4545

Re: Biden administration "actively looking" at negative COVID test mandate for domestic flights

It seems that this topic, at least for a bit, is done being discussed by the Administration. Somebody in the White House is thinking straight. https://news.trust.org/item/20210211213823-pf76d Good. Mandatory testing for domestic flights is an assault on our freedom of movement. Horse puckey. Freedo...

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by PITingres
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT
Replies: 74
Views: 15402

Re: DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT

10R departures are pretty rare, I believe. Maybe another option to deal with this would be to operationally prohibit the far end of F in snow or heavy rain conditions. You only lose 1000 feet or so by using the next entrance up (W?). Or, put one more entrance halfway, but that hardly seems necessary.

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by PITingres
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT
Replies: 74
Views: 15402

Re: DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT

Is it a write off? Absolutely. They'll need to fill in the ravine completely and let it settle for a year before they dig it out again. It's a shame, not many of that model left in service. Huh? Nothing's getting filled in. The rental car overflow and storage lots are at the bottom of that hillside...

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by PITingres
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106022

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Seriously, you think that's how big business works? They want to teach Boeing a lesson....? Yes, that is exactly how business works. Many airlines have done it and do it all the time. Yeah, no, not really. It not only sounds childish, it also would be hugely unprofessional. Large scale deals are no...

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by PITingres
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1679
Views: 166002

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Revelation wrote:
... It truly was a line printer, in that it could print an 80 column line at a time, and it was really screeching loudly since it was printing the same line over and over again.


132 column, surely.

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by PITingres
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 187
Views: 30091

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

We'll have to agree to disagree, because I don't think that it's lack of spending power that's preventing either leisure or business travel here as compared to anywhere else. I think it's structural, in that we have more service industry, more academia (no travel to seminars and conferences), and ge...

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by PITingres
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 187
Views: 30091

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

. if not for how Harrisburg has handled things and the resultant affect on the local economy - which directly affects demand at PIT - then why is PIT doing so much worse? Because the local industries are different, more amenable to remote work, and less dependent on physical presence; would be my a...

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by PITingres
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 187
Views: 30091

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

Obviously the path to recovery is through business travel. As you said, and I agree, Zoom is not going to kill business travel. I do think it will have a significant negative impact on business travel for at least 2-3 years. After that, some companies will return to old habits and increase travel a...

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by PITingres
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 30708

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

The majority of American cases are from PCR tests that are used improperly. And the majority of American deaths are coincidental to covid (if you die within 30 days of testing positive for covid, you're counted as a covid death). Besides, when's the last time you heard of an outbreak stemming from ...

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by PITingres
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 30708

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Lets remember -- one should only be travelling for "essential business", not joy riding or vacationing. . According to whom? Maybe you don't see a problem with 25+ million cases and 425,000 deaths just here in the US? and don't forget that a sizeable number of cases, at least 1-2 million ...

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by PITingres
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 30708

Re: Denmark : All flights from UAE banned for 5 days

... Ideally travel should be restricted to essential business and family emergencies. Very difficult situation for tourism based economies. Actually ideally, there should be none at all. In all honesty, I see no business or family 'emergencies' as being so essential to put innocent people's lives a...

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by PITingres
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel restrictions and fullness of airplanes
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Travel restrictions and fullness of airplanes

There's more to flying than business and tourism. Just for example, my wife and I were on airplanes a few times last October to deal with an elderly parent who had fallen; we had to help move her to an apartment closer to another family member, we had to clean out her condo and sign up a real estate...

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by PITingres
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 125
Views: 9374

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

United and KLM, both -400's. United was LAX-SYD and back, in 1997, and KLM was JFK-AMS fairly recently. The United flights were dire. Got a last minute upgrade to business on the KLM flight so it was rather nice. My 747 experiences were better than my A380 experience, but I definitely prefer to fly ...

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by PITingres
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax
Replies: 31
Views: 2062

Re: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax

Hey pals, Ok, imagine you bought yourself an expensive business class ticket and the passenger sitting next to you takes off his shoes and sucks displaying his stinky ugly feet! I personally think taking off shoes and sucks on an airplane is a disrespectful act to the other pax. Of course, there ar...

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by PITingres
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020
Replies: 587
Views: 93115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020

Wait could this mean that the rest of the world wont unground the plane now? My question as well. What exactly does this mean for the MAX? It means exactly nothing, because: ... Besides, when the media broke the news, my thoughts were initially of huge disbelief and anger, thinking that were referr...

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by PITingres
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Search For D. B. Cooper (video)
Replies: 61
Views: 7402

Re: The Search For D. B. Cooper (video)

Frankly, if he were alive, he could/should have waited for the statute of limitations on his crime and on whatever lawsuit Northwest could have brought against him to expire, which would have been a long time ago, I would think, then written a book or done a movie on how he did it and what happened...

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by PITingres
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 587
Views: 111158

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Keep in mind the drug overdose deaths for Allegheny County in 2019 are only a few below the entire COVID death county for Allegheny County in 2020.... Just food for thought. Yes, it is food for thought. Why do you suppose that is? Surely it didn't have to do with the shutdowns that very well may ha...

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by PITingres
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49359

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

You are one of the few, head in sand that still sings pilots were to blame. Good grief. Seriously? Must we again remind some people that "blame" is not a single, indivisible thing? The efforts here to move all the blame to Boeing is just as doomed as an effort to remove all blame from Boe...

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by PITingres
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will triangular flights become a thing again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2959

Re: Will triangular flights become a thing again?

So what? We had paper tickets for decades and decades, and now they are gone, obsoleted by e-tickets. I'm just saying that there's no particular reason that first landing has to be port of entry; it's that way only because that's how we've always done it. I think it would be useful to consider alte...

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by PITingres
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will triangular flights become a thing again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2959

Re: Will triangular flights become a thing again?

Just love all the experts. The first point of entry requirement has been like that for decades and decades. It is not only the US but most other countries have the same procedure. So what? We had paper tickets for decades and decades, and now they are gone, obsoleted by e-tickets. I'm just saying t...

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by PITingres
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will triangular flights become a thing again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2959

Re: Will triangular flights become a thing again?

It's not really that hard to identify who is who, and "first port of entry" could be properly defined as "where one gets off". But I hear you. IMO at this stage it's more about finding reasons not to do something rather than finding reasons TO do something. Whatever.

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by PITingres
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will triangular flights become a thing again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2959

Re: Will triangular flights become a thing again?

A somewhat related question: On a triangular routes, which destination is technically the final one where the "heavy" turnaround (cabin cleaning, catering for the return trip, crew change, etc) happened? How it worked with DTW and CLE was all passengers would clear customs at the first po...

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by PITingres
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO: ‘The ship is taking on water’
Replies: 241
Views: 48608

Re: Southwest CEO: ‘The ship is taking on water’

Companies that have used rounds of layoffs for decades think nothing of cutting employees when the business environment highlights those “most valuable assets” are a huge expense. Yes, but those companies who treat their employees as disposable, interchangeable parts tend to get disposable, interch...

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by PITingres
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Factors Picking a Connecting Airport
Replies: 35
Views: 3073

Re: Factors Picking a Connecting Airport

I won't fly through PHL, although I broke that rule earlier this year for a very special case. I'm not in a rush to connect through SFO or EWR. Beyond that, I'm usually constrained by destination and pricing, and don't usually have a lot of options for any given trip.

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by PITingres
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4901

Re: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?

I'd be happy to fly it the first day it's available for booking. Unfortunately I don't see myself flying until late next spring at the earliest; nearly all of my flying is business related and the company has zeroed the travel budget at least through 2020. It's expected to extend to Q1 2021.

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by PITingres
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?
Replies: 40
Views: 2503

Re: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?

Flying the same route that often would be quite unusual for me, but if it were to happen I'd choose the cheapest reasonable option for each flight independently. I find FF miles are essentially useless to me, due to the way I travel; I might end up getting close to the lowest tier on two or three ai...

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by PITingres
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 67
Views: 6246

Re: Going out of your way to fly a special type

Most of my flying is business, and I have a certain amount of leeway since we book our own flights. I don't travel all that frequently compared to a real road warrior so I have been able to get away with bending policy to get on a particular type or route, as long as I don't overdo it. I've managed ...

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by PITingres
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you fly a low cost airline on a flight over 6 hours?
Replies: 39
Views: 2682

Re: Would you fly a low cost airline on a flight over 6 hours?

"Low cost airline" is not a single unitary thing. WOW was considered an LCC and I was perfectly comfortable on a few 6+ hour flights on their metal. It depends on the seat layout on that particular leg. I wouldn't fly an under-29" pitch, 16+ inch width sardine can for 6 hours. So the ...

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by PITingres
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel to New York
Replies: 20
Views: 2326

Re: Travel to New York

brother-in-law, his sister, two children and mother “”Here’s your citations with fines of $500 each”. $3,000 for the weekend at the camp. 5 x $500 = $2,500, not $3,000 The point still stands... What's so hard about getting a test, they are free and available everywhere. You can even get one online ...

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by PITingres
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vaccine talk: solution or illusion?
Replies: 65
Views: 3559

Re: Vaccine talk: solution or illusion?

https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/
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For some really good information about the vaccine situation, check out https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/

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by PITingres
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"
Replies: 114
Views: 13783

Re: Pt2: SouthWest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"

Fauci also said Friday the US might not return to pre-coronavirus life until the end of next year, but he is cautiously optimistic the US will have a vaccine by the end of this year. "But it's not going to be turning a switch off and turning the switch on. It's going to be gradual and I think ...

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by PITingres
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2409

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

Impressive amount of mis-information posted by some here. For instance, the mask isn't to stop individual virus particles (they are obviously too small), they are to help block droplets and to a lesser extent aerosols that you emit, thus protecting others. A single virus is vastly less likely to res...

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by PITingres
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 106
Views: 10845

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

Strangest one I've done is probably PIT-EWR-MCI and back; literally flew over my house on the EWR-MCI leg. There wasn't any direct PIT-MCI, and all the other routings for the dates I needed were longer in total time; I think one alternative was PIT-ORD-MCI with a hassle at ORD. The other one that st...

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by PITingres
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 9765

Re: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

Reminds me of the "vodka burner" video..... That’s a classic that I watch every few months. Anyone know what year that was from and what Aussie airport was it at? Canberra, YSCB. I don't know when it was taken; I believe the runway was extended in 2006, and it was probably before then, bu...

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by PITingres
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 19092

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

2nd2none wrote:
With almost 50.000 new Covid19 cases in the US Friday, it will a uphill batle for the aviation industry and many others over next coming months.


Indeed. Will be interesting to see if AA follows through with the plan to sell the full plane that they announced a few days ago.

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by PITingres
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2163

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

Another ridiculous claim is that non-symptomatic transmission is the reason why people should wear a face mask. The virus is far smaller than what is filtered out by the majority of face masks. Not sure why on earth people will still trust health agencies and public services anymore. Of course you ...

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by PITingres
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2163

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

Experts in my country, the Netherlands, have stated many times that face masks don't provide extra security. Nonsense. You are either mis-representing your "experts", or quoting non-experts. The experience of the rest of the world is against your statement. Absolutely not. Our prime minis...

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by PITingres
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2163

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

Experts in my country, the Netherlands, have stated many times that face masks don't provide extra security. .. Nonsense. You are either mis-representing your "experts", or quoting non-experts. The experience of the rest of the world is against your statement. But again, this is non-av te...

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by PITingres
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2163

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

I think many people don't understand that the mask isn't for them, it's for everyone else. My mask protects you, and vice versa. I think most people now understand that the mask is for other people. But why would I wear a mask now if I haven't done it so far? Why would I be contagious now if I hadn...

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