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by timpdx
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger
Replies: 17
Views: 2068

Re: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger

All of West Coast airlines got killed. It sucked, Air Cal, PSA, Reno Air. It was merge and kill. Sure opened the market wide for WN.

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by timpdx
Sun May 03, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 182044

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Buffet sells ALL airline holdings at a serious loss, just walked away: (Berkshire-Hathaway held about 10% of each of the big 4, DL, AA, UA, WN) Berkshire sells entire stakes in U.S airlines: Buffett (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) sold its entire stakes in the four largest U.S. airlines ...

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by timpdx
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doubt: Norwegian 737-300 to DXB
Replies: 10
Views: 3477

Re: Doubt: Norwegian 737-300 to DXB

Yes, it was a 737 800, I needed a one way ticket LAX-DXB as part of a 15 country trip 2years ago and the cheapest routing was Norwegian LAX-ARN-DXB the ARN-DXB was on the 737. I remember it being pretty full, I don’t think they blocked seats.

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by timpdx
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41301

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Thanks to their ungenerous change policies, NZ just screwed me out of my complete air fare. Since I booked LAX LHR in early December for May travel, they are only allowing credit up to that date of booking. I only have 2 travel windows to use my fare credit, May and Christmas. They need to change th...

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by timpdx
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182277

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

Well, in a bit of good news for the airlines, oil prices are TANKING, down 30% in one shot. This is more Saudi pissed off at Russia for not agreeing to cuts in production as well as Coronavirus fears. We are talking oil at $30. Astonishing drop.

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by timpdx
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110862

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

It slammed into the hill on the wrong side for CFIT. Unless it turned 180 to head back to the East. I hike about a mile north of this area and know where this is exactly. If visually following the 101, it does curve sharply, but does not turn back on itself. And Las Virgenes is a tiny road compared ...

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by timpdx
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance
Replies: 24
Views: 4803

Re: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance

If an A380 struggles at LAX, at sea level, where temps rarely exceed 25C, and are mostly under 20C, then Airbus really messed up in their calculations.

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by timpdx
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27304

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

Why? I have to ask also.........why is that scary? Think folks. It's the same exact flight that he flew on a few months ago. And that flight just ended in a crash.. I totally understand the poster being a bit spooked. And I nearly asked to be booked on the the Air Bagan F100 that crash landed on a ...

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by timpdx
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 8939

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

Building height is very much an issue at MIA. Many ‘supertall’ proposals there and the FAA has only allowed a few to proceed. You can see the pronounced dip in skyscraper height on the east approach to MIA. The height dramatically shortens as you go north from downtown. Probably MIA and SAN are most...

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by timpdx
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1482

Have you flown the alphabet?

I see the airports landed thread, how about Airlines Flown? Using the 2 digit IATA codes, have you flown the alphabet? (And the numbers?) And I am going to count merged and bankrupt airlines of years past, so flying Pan Am counts in this thread! Same with the regionals, go to town... A: AA, AF, AQ, ...

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by timpdx
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3862

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

A: ARN, AUH, AIT, ABQ, ALA, AEP, ASB B: BCN, BUR, BUF, BOS, BNA, BKK, BOM, BOI etc... C: CUN, CDG, CCF, CRL, CAI, CEB D: DFW, DUB, DPS, DEN, DXB, DAD, DTW, DEL etc.. E: EZE, EWR, ENI, EVN F: FCO, FES, FRU G: GEG, GYD H: HNL, HND, HKG I: ICN, ITH, IAD, IAH, IST J: JFK, JOD K: KUL, KBP, KUT L: LAX, LA...

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by timpdx
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 12932

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

Amazon Sun, Prime Holidays, you read it here first.

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by timpdx
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video - Flying the A320
Replies: 28
Views: 6917

Re: Video - Flying the A320

Thanks for posting that.

As for a better camera, the best small camera is the Sony RX 100 series. The sensor on the RX series is many times bigger than any phone or even the gopro. And especially the Sony for video, they get high marks. Should easily fit in yout flight bag, very capable camera.

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by timpdx
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28400

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

STLflyer wrote:
Always wondered where WN comes from, anyone know?


SW was taken by a Namibian airline South West Transport, and they didn’t want to sell the code.

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by timpdx
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28400

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

To correct the original post:

Finnair is AY, EY is Etihad.

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by timpdx
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX west remote gates
Replies: 15
Views: 3326

Re: LAX west remote gates

Been there a few times, DY to ARN last year and NZ from RAR this year. And a few times before that.

I wouldn’t call them a waste. Lots of folks go way slow on stairs, at least the gentle slope of the ramp makes the accessible to those who need it.

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by timpdx
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buta Airlines. Experiences?
Replies: 4
Views: 3095

Re: Buta Airlines. Experiences?

Yep, flew them last year GYD-TBS. great flight, new E190 and great views of Baku on departure. You use the old terminal, though.

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by timpdx
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 11856

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

From the Greater LA blog on KCRW:

Views of the new pickup area and the busses

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by timpdx
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 11856

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

This will go over like a lead balloon. 1)I find the hotel and parking shuttles are the worst offenders, all the time swinging in and blocking 2-3 lanes to pick up. Real A holes 2)The article says frequent shuttles and tha ability to walk there, that can only mean old Lot C? (Which I have had to wal...

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by timpdx
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 11856

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

This will go over like a lead balloon. 1)I find the hotel and parking shuttles are the worst offenders, all the time swinging in and blocking 2-3 lanes to pick up. Real A holes, most of them. 2)The article says frequent shuttles and tha ability to walk there, that can only mean old Lot C? (Which I h...

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by timpdx
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA flight Palmdale - Stuttgart, Germany?
Replies: 18
Views: 3956

Re: NASA flight Palmdale - Stuttgart, Germany?

While waiting for family to arrive at LAX this morning I noticed the same NASA flight on FR24. Also noted an 330 tanker inbound over Canada, an AN 124 was Tulsa bound, too. Forgot how entertaining poking around on FR24 can be, as well as sitting at In-n-out and watching traffic.

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by timpdx
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN
Replies: 85
Views: 9428

Re: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN

I flew out of BFL a couple years ago to IAH...oil flight. BFL is a great little airport.

(I did it to visit Houston and go somewhere new with a low dollar flight credit to use before expiring)

I don't think the IAH flight has survived?

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by timpdx
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !
Replies: 14
Views: 3924

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

How about on time performance, my recent tries with them have been 0-4 in that metric. Short hop LA Vegas is fine, longer, nope, unless buying the big front seat, which is a fine product BTW. But if you're hours late, umm, no. And you have to price that big seat and compare to mainline, too. Its pre...

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Curious to see the MIG there.

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by timpdx
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 320
Views: 77028

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

Thread is really interesting, thx for the good posts. Glad to see engine tech getting attention here on anet.

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by timpdx
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 18486

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

Just booked a flight on them just now, thx to this thread reminding me to look at a particular seekend in Sept. Knowing that I have a ~10% chance of having to work on a particular weekend with usually a days notice, booking WN is a no brainer for me. Otherwise I flush my ticket down the drain on the...

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by timpdx
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit taking a beating today
Replies: 16
Views: 6429

Re: Spirit taking a beating today

Never again for me, 4 segments delayed out of 4 flights. First and last time. I ended up buying a walk up fare on AS when my flight home was delayed 4:50. And wx was fine as I traced the flight back. Shrug. I went in with an open mind, wanted to like, but, um, no. Surprisingly AS BOS-LAX walk up on ...

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by timpdx
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United seating question
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: United seating question

I've never hesitated to ask, so both. Once nice agents at chexk in at Cairo gave me bulkheads for the connecting 14 hr segment to LAX. Be nice, polite, make sure to ask for what you want, allow time...air travel is crappy enough for everyone, customer or employee these days, nice goes a long ways. (...

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by timpdx
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United seating question
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: United seating question

This is typical for this situation. Go see the gate agent as soon as you can and request what you prefer. By no means does this mean you are stuck in the middle seat next to the toilets. I have gotten exit row seats before in this situation, and windows as I prefer, too. Including when Sprit failed ...

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by timpdx
Thu May 30, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 10315

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

Heck, I've been on an FR that took 4 attempts to land at CCF (Carcassonne) even videoed it and said "4th time is a charm"

Fun times.

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by timpdx
Mon May 06, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287456

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise Close to a Go

I say 777-8. I think the extra freight will sway this in the B direction. But, really, its a coin flip unless this is part of a larger decision for the 777-9 or A359/10 in terms of a bigger picture/long term fleet decision to eventually replace the A380 down the road.

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by timpdx
Mon May 06, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155586

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Technically, no. A metal strip from a Continental flight caused a tire puncture and tire debris struck the underside (no puncture of fuselage/wing). The huge shockwave of the tire impact caused a fuel tank rupture which was then ignited by engine heat IIRC. (Just wiki'ed it and the actual ignition w...

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by timpdx
Mon May 06, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8863

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

leftcoast8 wrote:
I think the last scheduled Il-96 service by SU was to Uzbekistan, which was ended in 2014.


Yeah, I saw that bird in TAS in 2010 an soooo wished I was on her. Instead I was off to FRU in a packed HY RJ85. And the engines blocked the view towards the beautiful mountain ranges from TAS to FRU.

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by timpdx
Mon May 06, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155586

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Leading edge slats look deployed in that new video. Freaking terrifying, though!

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by timpdx
Mon May 06, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155586

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Going from "everyone evacuated" to "half the people on board died" is saddening, and proof some people will report things that bear no relation to reality... No. Its the media age we live in to report SOMETHING right NOW! that leads to initial poor "breaking news" stor...

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by timpdx
Sun May 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155586

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Certainly looks like part of the main gear penetrated the wing all the way through. Here are 2 screenshots from the interior video. The dark object remains in the flames consistently on top of the wing. When the video pans towards the forward window, there is flame and perhaps damage visible. https:...

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by timpdx
Fri May 03, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15836

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

It’s going to be a gorgeous A350, that’s for sure. We need our resident experts to confirm whether it has the range to reach LAX... ....? 5,519 mi. ~ 10 hr flight... the A350 has more than enough range? It's already run by an A330. And an A333 at that. Just flew them last week. LAX-NAN-SYD. A332 on...

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by timpdx
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving L1011 Numbers?
Replies: 74
Views: 10415

Re: Surviving L1011 Numbers?

I was lucky to be driving near Mojave when off in the distance I saw a plane doing touch 'n goes. It turns out it was the Orbital L1011, and I was able to fire off some shots as she came in for a few rounds https://i.imgur.com/O6L2GGj.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VVODs3I.jpg https://i.imgur.com/z7ItAKn.j...

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by timpdx
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?
Replies: 11
Views: 2012

Re: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?

I checked Twitter and there is only this from the Police feed: (5 mins ago)

translated:
The walkway bridge to one of the floating docks has fallen down. A man is standing on the floating dock. The emergency services are on site.

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by timpdx
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?
Replies: 11
Views: 2012

Re: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?

Flightradar24 says diverted to SSJ but nothing about it continuing on. Although there is a flight track, hmm

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by timpdx
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 statistics
Replies: 51
Views: 3375

Re: Your 2018 statistics

OK, 2018 is one of my biggest travel years, and I am still on the road, so don't have time to look up the mileage, but here goes Aircraft: NB: 73G, 738, 739, A319, A320, A321, CR2, CR7, C208 --- WB 788, 789, A333 upcoming 77W, 744 (its been like 12-13 years since I've been on a 747) Only new type is...

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by timpdx
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections
Replies: 39
Views: 3623

Re: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections

I've done LTN-LGW. That trip along the M25 will give even this Los Angeles native pause. It's a serious hike on the National Express bus. I do not wish to repeat that connection ever. FR to DY.

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by timpdx
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines have a "Black Friday" sale?
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Re: Should airlines have a "Black Friday" sale?

2-3 years ago I scored a $600 return trip to Rarotonga on Air New Zealand for Cyber Monday. And notice was short. I was off on my trip within 2 weeks.

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by timpdx
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET to launch LFW-LAX
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

Re: ET to launch LFW-LAX

So LAX joins the 6 continent club. Interesting add. ET press release: Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has changed the ultra-long haul route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit through Lome,...

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by timpdx
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 37774

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

New adds for the end of the year, most segments I've ever flown in a year, not the most mileage, though (that was in 2010) APRIL: LAX-ARN DY 788 (new segment, new airport) ARN-DXB DY 738 (new segment, new airport) DXB-ALA KC 321 (new segment, new airport, new airline) MAY ALA-FRU KC 320 (new segment...

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by timpdx
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 106
Views: 23257

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

I really wanted to try ET DUB-LAX one way from Europe last July. Catch FR up to DUB and onward. But they were just not competitive at all one way, had to go with U2 and DY through LGW. Oh well, I tried.

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by timpdx
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 14972

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Why would they give up on their biggest asset: minutes to the Strip? There isn't a large US airport closest to its biggest asset than LAS.

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by timpdx
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees
Replies: 28
Views: 2506

Re: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees

Well, I just booked my first Basic Economy ticket on AA, and it is a CONSIDERABLE difference in fare. $60 LAX-ORD. Regular Economy is $384 (OW fares) So maybe, at least sometimes, there is something to the BE fare bucket.

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by timpdx
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 37774

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Stacked up to be one of my bigger travel years, lots of unique adds, unique airports, airlines and such) APRIL: LAX-ARN DY 788 (new segment, new airport) ARN-DXB DY 738 (new segment, new airport) DXB-ALA KC 321 (new segment, new airport, new airline) MAY ALA-FRU KC 320 (new segment) FRU-TAS HY 757 T...

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by timpdx
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 6489

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

Yes, you can transit w/o visa, as I just did this summer. You cannot leave the sterile area, and you cannot switch airports, like to VKO. I had to make double sure my transit there didn't involve another airport. Another fellow on a Stans tour I was on did not notice the VKO on his second leg and ne...

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