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by flflyer
Sun May 24, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49334

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

How about Endeavor?

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by flflyer
Sun May 24, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49334

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

What had been the impact on pilots of DL Connection carriers?

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by flflyer
Mon May 04, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA planes parked at PIT
Replies: 4
Views: 1973

AA planes parked at PIT

https://youtu.be/yUZMl6KtfL4
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This video is pretty amazing-how many are there now?
https://youtu.be/yUZMl6KtfL4

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by flflyer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 391408

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Just for kicks, what is UA, AA CEO comp cuts? What's Gary doing at WN?

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by flflyer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 391408

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Could MSP, BOS, JFK/LGA, & SLC not theoretically do everything that DTW does today...? Yes. I never could figure out having two hubs (MSP and DTW) so close together. No other airline does that. Umm... AA: DCA, PHL, JFK, BOS. CLT and PHL are also close together. UA: LAX, SFO. AS: SEA, PDX. The l...

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by flflyer
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 275924

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Feel fortunate that I just rode one r/t ATL-ICH- always a favorite.

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by flflyer
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 10236

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

Remembering when DL operated MCO-FRA and MCO-CDG.

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by flflyer
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United rolling out virtual cabin tours fleetwide
Replies: 6
Views: 3869

Re: United rolling out virtual cabin tours fleetwide

Love the carry on cabinets great idea

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by flflyer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL, VS boost summer flying between U.S. and U.K. in 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 17003

Re: Delta international announcement later today

Happy about the daytime DL from JFK-LHR, any idea on A/C on that route? VS 346 a little dated, but service is good.

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by flflyer
Thu May 09, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?
Replies: 51
Views: 10156

Re: Delta to LGW, will UA and AA follow?

Living in MCO, I find the VS flights very convenient to LGW and transfers very easy.

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by flflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 259699

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Shake Shack has great breakfast sandwiches!

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by flflyer
Mon May 06, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1: South American escapades - On BA's Longest flight to Santiago
Replies: 9
Views: 9319

Re: Part 1: South American escapades - On BA's Longest flight to Santiago

Considering a similar trip (from the States) and looking forward to your experiences. Thank you.

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by flflyer
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 16847

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

Residents of Guam are US citizens, but they do not vote in Presidential elections or send reps to DC.

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by flflyer
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 59
Views: 10336

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

Christmas is not the time to gain public support. Most pax feel pilots may be overpaid now.

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by flflyer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 763 parked at MCO
Replies: 6
Views: 2701

DL 763 parked at MCO

When I fly WN, most days there is a DL 763 parked near the terminal most of the day-is this the a/c that comes in from GRU?

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by flflyer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Classic Convair to the Chatham Islands
Replies: 7
Views: 7759

Re: A Classic Convair to the Chatham Islands

Thank you for your report. I flew that A/C all over North Central's route structure in the 60s. Looks to be in great shape.

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by flflyer
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)
Replies: 32
Views: 4029

Re: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)

As a kid, I flew out of JAX a lot, it looks like the gates EA used.

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by flflyer
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Y+ experience on PRG-LHR-LAX (Premium Economy on AA, Euro Traveller on BA, LHR T3 lounges)
Replies: 19
Views: 8553

Re: First Y+ experience on PRG-LHR-LAX (Premium Economy on AA, Euro Traveller on BA, LHR T3 lounges)

Any thoughts on the best Premium economy product TATL? Thank you for the review.

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by flflyer
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12966

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

I fly DL into BRU and find Biz award seats are easier to find.

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by flflyer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 62
Views: 5735

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

Back in 1965, I flew a EA DC-8 from BDL to JFK in about 15 minutes, as a kid I was excited to say the least.

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by flflyer
Fri May 11, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 15684

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

WN pilots certainly taxi faster than the others. Clocked a flight I was on at 45 mph on the taxiway.

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by flflyer
Wed May 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Window Delamination (May 2) Causes Emergency Landing
Replies: 39
Views: 7889

Re: WN Window Delamination 5/2/18 Causes Emergency Landing

If there was a "hole" why no depressurization?

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by flflyer
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757
Replies: 58
Views: 6073

Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

https://youtu.be/EcpSTOwl66w
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Still flying them today. Was on EA 757 the week in 1983 that they were the launch customer. For a view of near vertical climb, check out this youtube of a NZRAF version:

https://youtu.be/EcpSTOwl66w

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by flflyer
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread
Replies: 176
Views: 29678

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

YTZ-MLB 3:15

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by flflyer
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 28031

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

Surprised FLL has double the Int pax as MCO-or am I missing something

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by flflyer
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!
Replies: 63
Views: 9297

Re: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!

I flew DC-10s on UA in the early 80s ORD-HNL.

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by flflyer
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 at MCO
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

BA 744 at MCO

Noticed ba 744 from mco to lhr last night.

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by flflyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 7360

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

Commute to PLN in summer from MCO. Would love to see CRJ-700 or 900 on weekends.

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by flflyer
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would PanAm have refreshed their livery if they were still around?
Replies: 41
Views: 7520

Re: Would PanAm have refreshed their livery if they were still around?

I am sure they would have kept the "meatball" as it was the 2nd most recognized logo in the world, second only to Coca Cola!

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by flflyer
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FX MD-10-10 fresh from heavy check?
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Re: FX MD-10-10 fresh from heavy check?

Original manufactured in 1979 and flew for Laker

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by flflyer
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 NFL Charters
Replies: 67
Views: 13785

Re: 2016 NFL Charters

Who are the Jaguars flying to London, last year was VS

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by flflyer
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why did National Airlines(NA) drop service to EYW
Replies: 6
Views: 1843

Re: why did National Airlines(NA) drop service to EYW

EA used a 727-200, granted light on fuel, but a fun takeoff.

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by flflyer
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Flight 4590 - Pilot Hutchinson's Views
Replies: 15
Views: 14376

RE: Concorde Flight 4590 - Pilot Hutchinson's Views

great video of this guy flying the Concorde at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bjzoh3iQJc

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by flflyer
Wed May 11, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senators: Drop Bag Fees To Shorten TSA Lines
Replies: 136
Views: 17066

RE: Senators: Drop Bag Fees To Shorten TSA Lines

$85 bucks for 5 years is cheap.

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by flflyer
Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was UA Criticized For Their Caravelles?
Replies: 47
Views: 7307

RE: Was UA Criticized For Their Caravelles?

I flew the Caravelle as a teen many times out of <acronym title="Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE / KCLE), USA - Ohio">CLE</acronym> to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>, <acronym t...

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by flflyer
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx DC-10 Retirements
Replies: 35
Views: 17312

RE: FedEx DC-10 Retirements

N68053 originally a CO DC-10 flew over my home yesterday as FE, age 41 years and 3 months.

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by flflyer
Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 70's Planes With Major Airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 11248

RE: 70's Planes With Major Airlines

flying 733 today on WN cmh-tpa

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by flflyer
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Eastern Ever Considered A Good Airline
Replies: 72
Views: 15610

RE: Was Eastern Ever Considered A Good Airline

Clearly, I am much older that most of the respondents. I flew <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> from the 50s until their demise. I had a family member who was on EAs board, so the idea of flying the others was not mentioned unless <acronym title="European Regions Airlin...

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by flflyer
Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversions From MIA To MCO
Replies: 7
Views: 4173

RE: Diversions From MIA To MCO

I was wondering the same thing, it looked like the 388 was in mco for 4 hours-a long time to mill around the terminal.

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by flflyer
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am DC-10s (and L1011-500s)
Replies: 60
Views: 11923

RE: Pan Am DC-10s (and L1011-500s)

Flew on the one PA 1011 as DL 761

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by flflyer
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intrastate US Widebodies
Replies: 85
Views: 12908

RE: Intrastate US Widebodies

How about a National DC-10 from TPA-MCO?

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by flflyer
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Business Class
Replies: 76
Views: 13511

RE: European Business Class

BA flys LHR-JTR in a 320, 4 hour ride with poor leg room.

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by flflyer
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two Closest Airports Served By The Same Airline
Replies: 159
Views: 25164

RE: Two Closest Airports Served By The Same Airlin

How about FLL and MIA, 18 nautical apart

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by flflyer
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mission: 747: Delta 747-400 CDG-DTW J
Replies: 21
Views: 22231

RE: Mission: 747: Delta 747-400 CDG-DTW J

Thank you for the review, I agree on your points concerning DL vs UA

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by flflyer
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVG - Delta Cuts More Flights
Replies: 52
Views: 11871

RE: CVG - Delta Cuts More Flights

I use to fly thru there all the time when it was packed. Just there last week and it is quiet-Outback closed.

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by flflyer
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter New Seasonal Service To Melbourne (USA)
Replies: 61
Views: 11651

Porter New Seasonal Service To Melbourne (USA)

I love how they call it Orlando-Melbourne . that is a 60 mile drive.

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by flflyer
Wed May 13, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Southwest Business Select Gate Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2562

RE: The Southwest Business Select Gate Upgrade

I do this a fair amount on originating flights for $40 to get the exit row.

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by flflyer
Fri May 08, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Times Op-Ed On Closing LGA
Replies: 83
Views: 17010

RE: NY Times Op-Ed On Closing LGA

this will happen right after they close DCA.

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