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by packcheer
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces college football P2P routes
Replies: 39
Views: 6384

Re: UA announces college football P2P routes

Are these one-off flights positioning flights to pick up the respective teams that United happened to make into a revenue flight versus flying it empty? No, these are flights moving in the direction of travel to the game, with a return back to away team city after game. Also, these schools don't al...

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by packcheer
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air to expand College Sports Travel service
Replies: 28
Views: 2824

Re: Swift Air to expand College Sports Travel service

No matter what airline teams flies, they all face the same seating issues...For instance Ohio State uses a UA 738, and before that they chartered a Miami Air 738. They all have 17' seating. Now Arizona State and Arizona uses a America West, US Airways and now American 321's which have 18" sitt...

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by packcheer
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 40205

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

Fun fact: the company that makes the EMAS beds is no longer in business, meaning they will be unable to repair it unless they or someone bought extra blocks. This would render runway 8 virtually unusable by commercial aircraft. Whoa..... How is that going to work? Surely there have been other airpo...

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by packcheer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 111
Views: 18363

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

AA just started MD-80's on DFW to CAE. This was previously all E170.

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by packcheer
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 6943

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

The highest altitude for subsonic transport airplanes, to be certified according the current FAA rules is FL510. See : http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgFinalRule.nsf/a09133bddc7f4fbb8525646000609712/191aa18e599e4da586256936004ff749!OpenDocument For you all more knowledgeable tha...

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by packcheer
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 22293

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Kentucky @ Southern Miss https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9468/history/20170901/1955Z/KLEX/KGPT https://twitter.com/UKFootball/status/903738696289091585 Guess the airlines not liking HBG's 6100 foot runway any more, GPT is a pretty good bus ride from the school. I remember a few years back wh...

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by packcheer
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 70915

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

https://www.flightradar24.com/N243TX/ea5e85b

The hurricane, yes, I know. What is this aircraft used for specifically? And what Texas local activities related to the hurricane happen at 18,000?
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Any idea why the Texas Dept of Public Safety is doing laps at 18,000 ft?

https://www.flightradar24.com/N243TX/ea5e85b

The hurricane, yes, I know. What is this aircraft used for specifically? And what Texas local activities related to the hurricane happen at 18,000?

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by packcheer
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The *true* flyover state
Replies: 18
Views: 6313

Re: The *true* flyover state

For PA WV and VA the greatest number of fly overs is YYZ? For PA it should be EWR. For For WV I'd think a D.C. Area airport. It says in the article that 20% of ATL flights pass over VA. That would be 200+ flights per day. No way YYZ exceeds that. If this is all flights, I wonder if YYZ - ENTIRE Car...

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by packcheer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Training flight SU-35C on MAKS-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1636

Re: Training flight SU-35C on MAKS-2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2xXmyOLnqM Sometimes I just laugh at myself for the things that catch my attention. At :04 seconds of video there's a gentleman in the crowd (near the camera) in a full business suit, on what looks like a nice day, with everyone else in casual clothes. Makes me wond...

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by packcheer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Airports with 3+ degrees approach
Replies: 23
Views: 5598

Re: Any Airports with 3+ degrees approach

Last time I went into Baghdad, it was a visual 10 degree descent from 10.000ft onto the runway. Didn't quite fit any criteria for 'stable approach', but was great fun to fly. The go-around, however, was the best bit of flying a commercial jet I've ever experienced; hauling around a 100ton jet in a ...

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by packcheer
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Sun Country in a league of its own?
Replies: 97
Views: 19314

Re: Is Sun Country in a league of its own?

In terms of expansion, maybe they can add more charter work (if fleet availability allows), but if not, just keep doing what they are doing! I had not flown Sun Country before, but this March I had about 8 charters on them. The comfort, the service, and the staff personalities were fantastic. We did...

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by packcheer
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA RDU 777/DL 763 LHR and CDG OPS
Replies: 23
Views: 6303

Re: AA RDU 777/DL 763 LHR and CDG OPS

Given the location of Terminal 2, I bet the heaviest braking was to get turned off 5L / 23R and into the gate. The Terminal is pretty much at the approach end of 5L , so landing on 5L would give the crew incentives to brake and get turned around to head to the terminal. Also, what would the speed di...

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by packcheer
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: re-engine and composite on 30-50 seat jets.
Replies: 13
Views: 1602

Re: re-engine and composite on 30-50 seat jets.

The next place props may make a resurgence is with some other technology leap. If someone can figure out bio fuels, electric power, solar power, etc to the point where it is a realistic option, I think the first place we would see it would be smaller, lighter prop aircraft. At that point, marketing ...

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by packcheer
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 7548

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP7 ... /KCSG/KAUS
NC State - ?



NC State is on a Sun Country 738 this afternoon. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KRDU/KAUS
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Auburn XP 738 CSG-AUS http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP7 ... /KCSG/KAUS
NC State - ?



NC State is on a Sun Country 738 this afternoon. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KRDU/KAUS

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by packcheer
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 7548

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

I'm surprised U of AZ did not take G4. That is who the charter with during the regular season. The NCAA arranges the March Madness charters. Interesting explanatory article from the NYT three years ago. The NCAA says they spare no expense. Another article I saw said that they start planning months ...

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by packcheer
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition for Qantas to sell tickets on JFK-LAX?
Replies: 63
Views: 9000

Re: Petition for Qantas to sell tickets on JFK-LAX?

Assuming that the many and impossible regulatory hurdles were passed, where would AA fall in this? Is it covered by their JV? would QF have to share profits on it? Would there be an AA code on it, making it essentially part of their transcon services? Does the JFK tag they currently fly fall under ...

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by packcheer
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 52228

Re: What's going on at RDU - Part 5

Can't believe we haven't jumped on this bit of news..... DL starting AUS in March 2017... Currently being discussed in the OAG discussion and in its own thread.... but in case you missed those... DL, RDU-AUS starting in March on a CRJ-900.

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by packcheer
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd missing rear windows on some but not all 747-400s
Replies: 5
Views: 2212

Re: Odd missing rear windows on some but not all 747-400s

Did a little looking and here's the answer I came up with. VS has a few different 747's because they were someone else's order. They currently have 8 in service. G-VBIG - Leased from ILFC G-VAST - Originally ordered by VARIG G-VXLG - Originally ordered by VARIG These 3 all have complete sets of wind...

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by packcheer
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU runway use
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: RDU runway use

To be honest, I haven't been up there in a while. I moved in 2009 and my family moved away in 2011, but with the new terminal layouts, I would assume they are pretty seperate. Both of the terminals that are along 5R/23L are plenty capable of using that runway. From memory its around 7500' and a VERY...

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by packcheer
Sun May 22, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Shortest And Longest 757 Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 11071

RE: Your Shortest And Longest 757 Flights

Shortest? <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> -<acronym title="Roanoke - Regional / Woodrum Field (ROA / KROA), USA - Virginia">ROA</acronym> 104nm Longest? <acronym title="Columbia - Metropolitan (CAE / KCAE), USA - South Carolina">CAE<...

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by packcheer
Sat May 23, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Flight
Replies: 109
Views: 7874

RE: Longest Flight

Min was DFW-NRT and back. Going out was close to 14 hours, coming back was closer to 12.

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by packcheer
Fri May 08, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Class Action Lawsuit Re: WiFi Deceit
Replies: 56
Views: 10185

RE: UA Class Action Lawsuit Re: WiFi Deceit

So I was just thinking of other flights where this problem may pop up.... How do the various airlines handle wifi (on aircraft equipped with this same/similar system) on the following routes? <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - ...

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by packcheer
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Shortage Could Effect Ncaa Tournament
Replies: 26
Views: 8093

RE: Plane Shortage Could Effect Ncaa Tournament

I feel like I should chime in here.... I work in college athletics, and have been involved in NCAA tournament for the last 10 years. When you are expecting to get seeded in the tournament you have to provide the NCAA a list of your travel requests: Things like nearest airport, facilities, travel par...

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by packcheer
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delay Chaos:Ultra Orthodox Won't Sit Next To Women
Replies: 135
Views: 18111

RE: Delay Chaos:Ultra Orthodox Won't Sit Next To Women

Is there anyone here who can speak to the actual values that are a part of their religion? What may look blatantly like discrimination to us may not be in their society. Remember, there was once a time in some western societies when women and men could not openly hold a conversation, much less be in...

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by packcheer
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Record For Nats Controllers At LGW
Replies: 24
Views: 6318

RE: World Record For Nats Controllers At LGW

Question: What is the maximum degree slope, or percentage slope (both numbers would be helpful) for a large commercial runway. Very outside the box thinking going on here regarding a 3rd runway at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. If distance matters, how...

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by packcheer
Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery
Replies: 59
Views: 22338

RE: American Airlines First 757 In New Livery

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Jamake1" class="quote" target="_blank">Jamake1</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>Secondly: It would be nice if the winglets...

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by packcheer
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unresponsive Aircraft Headed For Cuba.
Replies: 108
Views: 36941

RE: Unresponsive Aircraft Headed For Cuba.

Where is 1730 nm from rochester? How far can it fly?

*Linked article says that's max range

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by packcheer
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Crash In Western Virginia
Replies: 12
Views: 5191

RE: Crash In Western Virginia

New report says F-15C from the Mass. ANG.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/27/us/vir...ary-jet-crash/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

No additional info provided

[Edited 2014-08-27 09:29:47]

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by packcheer
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Stolen Items From Checked Luggage
Replies: 10
Views: 3221

RE: Stolen Items From Checked Luggage

Question,
Are firearms covered by the airline?
I feel like they should be since they require that the bag be tagged and identified as containing a gun.

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by packcheer
Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 20
Replies: 267
Views: 71131

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 20

I have been reading the past 19 parts and just wanted to throw in the two theories I see most likely. 1) mechanical/communications/instrument failure. Some issue that made them unable to/ significantly hindered communication and navigation ability. They circled back towards <acronym title="Kuala Lum...

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by packcheer
Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Cancels Flight To Accommodate Basketball Charter
Replies: 79
Views: 16707

RE: DL Cancels Flight To Accommodate Basketball Charter

Howdy guys, We all need to remember this is more about contracts and agreements than how any person or group may feel about the situation. Once upon a time..... I was on a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> charter, and our aircraft had some sort of issue that prevented us from usin...

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by packcheer
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 1
Replies: 245
Views: 713794

OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 1

The picture they just showed on ABC news looks like the tail hit the sea wall short of the threshold. The stabilizers are sitting on the runway still on the arrows. Lots of debris at the threshold.

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by packcheer
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Knife Passes Security Control Into An A320 Cabin
Replies: 56
Views: 13054

RE: Knife Passes Security Control Into An A320 Cabin

While we are talking about airport security..... Last year I went through airport security about 6 times at various points around the US... In my carry on was a 3 inch folding knife. I call it a utility knife, but it's big and sharp. It was completely on accident, I found it in December and I was sh...

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by packcheer
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 277 MIA-LAX: Dismal On-Time Performance. Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 7302

RE: AA 277 MIA-LAX: Dismal On-Time Performance. Why?

Taking a stab in the dark here, since it is a 777, would it be likely that the delay comes from the Aircraft turning from an inbound international flight, and having to go through customs checks etc, and the inbound internationals may be delayed. or, maybe this aircraft is operating as a spare in Mi...

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by packcheer
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University Pres Sues Delta Over Gun Incident
Replies: 55
Views: 8676

RE: University Pres Sues Delta Over Gun Incident

What happened to Full Faith and Credit? This is nor the normal interpretation of Full Faith and Credit, but New York should honor a legally declared, owned and transported fire arm from another state in the US. My personal opinions aside, it is his responsibility to check the laws where he is travel...

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by packcheer
Wed May 02, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 737 Max Winglet
Replies: 127
Views: 41241

RE: New 737 Max Winglet

This m ight just be my eyes playing tricks on me, or I have missed an announcement somewhere along the way... Is the rear fuselage (behind the wing box) widened and more square? It looks like the belly of the plane leading up to the tail is much more square that a normal 737 fuselage. If I'm not way...

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by packcheer
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines In Hot Springs, VA
Replies: 6
Views: 3598

RE: Eastern Airlines In Hot Springs, VA

Found another news article with a grainy black and white photo.

http://newspaperarchive.com/the-progress-index/1978-07-29

The article says it's a DC-9.

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by packcheer
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines In Hot Springs, VA
Replies: 6
Views: 3598

RE: Eastern Airlines In Hot Springs, VA

Found this for you in a Google search. <a href="http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19780729&id=b2lQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=a1oDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3167,3029515" target="_blank">http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...&sjid=a1oDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3167,3029515</a> It says it was an Orlando to...

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by packcheer
Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A320 With 189 Seats?
Replies: 30
Views: 15838

RE: AF A320 With 189 Seats?

stab in the dark... maybe something was lost in translation? 180 passengers and 9 crew?

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by packcheer
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Plane Crash Over Gulf Of Mexico
Replies: 39
Views: 19732

RE: Private Plane Crash Over Gulf Of Mexico

not if he was at altitude long enough. There would be no oxygen left for him to remain alive. The pilot would most likely have already passed away from lack of oxygen while at altitude, so decreasing altitude would have done nothing for him.

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by packcheer
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mil Mi -17 At Klex 4/14
Replies: 1
Views: 4908

RE: Mil Mi -17 At Klex 4/14

Seeing that the caption of that photo reads that is is operated by US Special forces, I wouldn't be surprised if that is the one you saw. Lexington, KY is relatively close to Ft. Campbell, KY where there is a large base military base, and I believe they have some special operations (or at least the ...

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by packcheer
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Moving Aircraft From One Boneyard To Another
Replies: 24
Views: 6031

RE: Moving Aircraft From One Boneyard To Another

Is it possible the military used it for parts or some type of research?

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by packcheer
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Flyover At Marlins Stadium On 4/4 Info Requested
Replies: 2
Views: 4331

RE: Flyover At Marlins Stadium On 4/4 Info Requested

Found this link on yahoo sports. The caption says the F-16's were indeed from Homestead <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/top-mlb-photos-slideshow/usaf-f-16-jets-homestead-afb-fly-over-photo-234042470.html" target="_blank">http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/top-m...-afb-fly-over-photo-234042470.ht...

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by packcheer
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Requiring Passenger Information On CDN/UK Pass.
Replies: 42
Views: 9084

RE: US Requiring Passenger Information On CDN/UK Pass.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aeroblogger" class="quote" target="_blank">aeroblogger</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i> This "new news" is that the USA now...

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by packcheer
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Reasoning Behind Redeye Flights?
Replies: 76
Views: 21143

RE: The Reasoning Behind Redeye Flights?

My personal definition of a red-eye was a flight that used advantage of a time change to make the flight "longer" than it actually is. two flights I have flown in the past as an example. <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> - <acronym title="Pi...

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by packcheer
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest 717 Rumor: DL Deal In Place Part 1
Replies: 269
Views: 49095

Latest 717 Rumor: DL Deal In Place Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PSU.DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE</a> (<a href="#239" class="quote">Reply 239</a>):<br/><i>This is really an urban legend.<...

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by packcheer
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest 717 Rumor: DL Deal In Place Part 1
Replies: 269
Views: 49095

Latest 717 Rumor: DL Deal In Place Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PSU.DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE</a> (<a href="#109" class="quote">Reply 109</a>):<br/><i>Markets with less than 4-5 frequ...

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by packcheer
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Being In The Ultimate Airline Customer Circle
Replies: 25
Views: 10302

RE: Being In The Ultimate Airline Customer Circle

True, but if a customer pays/flies/uses one airline that much and the airline is going to go that far for services provided to that cusomer, it would only make sense that they make sure in some way that customer is taken care of if they are on a partner airline.

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