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by thorntot
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Ground Employees Protest Outsourcing
Replies: 78
Views: 13547

RE: United Ground Employees Protest Outsourcing

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EaglePower83" class="quote" target="_blank">EaglePower83</a> (<a href="#59" class="quote">Reply 59</a>):<br/><i>Back to airlines. When I deal wi...

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by thorntot
Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Ground Employees Protest Outsourcing
Replies: 78
Views: 13547

RE: United Ground Employees Protest Outsourcing

1.Those with "the company's best interest" in mind are wrong. 2. Those with "the management's best interest" in mind are wrong. 3. Those with "the employee's best interest" in mind are wrong. 4. Those with "the labor contract's best interest" in mind are wrong. 5. Those with "the customer's best int...

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by thorntot
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAX Q400 Evac At EWR 25JUL
Replies: 9
Views: 4332

RE: UAX Q400 Evac At EWR 25JUL

Happy to see the incident looks minor. Thanks for the pic.

Seems to still be messing with the ATC flow though.

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by thorntot
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAX Q400 Evac At EWR 25JUL
Replies: 9
Views: 4332

UAX Q400 Evac At EWR 25JUL

Reportedly United Express 4890 <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> was evacuated on the airfield at <acronym title="Newark - Libert...

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by thorntot
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 77W And 757 Bump At JFK (photo)
Replies: 47
Views: 26778

RE: AA 77W And 757 Bump At JFK (photo)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JoePatroni707" class="quote" target="_blank">JoePatroni707</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>No, <acronym title="New York -...

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by thorntot
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's New 'p.s.' Commercial Debuts
Replies: 50
Views: 11765

RE: United's New 'p.s.' Commercial Debuts

At the end of the video, the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> link advertised American being the first U.S. carrier to offer turn-down service in First Class. United has been doing that in United Global First (upon request) since last summer when the new sleep covers (mattress p...

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by thorntot
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of United's Domestic IFE
Replies: 60
Views: 9298

RE: Future Of United's Domestic IFE

Current refurbishing of the A320 and A319 fleet has the aircraft rolling out of the hangar with no IFE whatsoever. No audio, no liveTV, no movies, no headset jack. Not even a video screen for marketing clips and safety demonstrations. This requires the cabin crew to do "manual" demos. The frames, re...

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by thorntot
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air #605 Emergency Landing IAD/23JUN
Replies: 13
Views: 5269

RE: Atlas Air #605 Emergency Landing IAD/23JUN

From the Aviation Herald. . . "An Atlas Air Boeing 747-800 freighter, registration N850GT performing freight flight <acronym title="TAM (Brazil)">KK</acronym>-605 (scheduled dep Jun 23rd, act dep Jun 24th) from Huntsville,<acronym title="Skyway Airlines (USA) and Transaviaexport Cargo Airline (Belar...

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by thorntot
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last DC-10 Pax Flight Ever: 1 Dec 2013
Replies: 66
Views: 30022

RE: Last DC-10 Pax Flight Ever: 1 Dec 2013

Worked aboard the DC-10-30 for Omni. Great aircraft. Hopefully one will be preserved in passenger configuration at one of the global aviation museums.

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by thorntot
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was UA's Biggest Hub / Base Originally?
Replies: 33
Views: 5882

RE: What Was UA's Biggest Hub / Base Originally?

Per the original poster's question. . .(and just for fun) Using a 1946 United route map to determine a "hub" using purely the number of destinations served, here's the breakdown: Chicago had service to just South Bend and Davenport/Moline (2) Detroit had service to South Bend, Toledo, and Akron (3) ...

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by thorntot
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air #605 Emergency Landing IAD/23JUN
Replies: 13
Views: 5269

RE: Atlas Air #605 Emergency Landing IAD/23JUN

The diverted aircraft parked at <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> left <acronym title="Roanoke - Regional / Woodrum Field (ROA / KROA), USA - Virginia">ROA</acronym>... <a href="http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N850GT/history/20130623/063...

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by thorntot
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air #605 Emergency Landing IAD/23JUN
Replies: 13
Views: 5269

RE: Atlas Air #605 Emergency Landing IAD/23JUN

Database lists this frame as a Boeing 747-87UF/SCD. Is it possible the long time spent on the runway after landing was to cool brakes following an overweight landing? Aircraft had been airbourne a mere 31 minutes and looking at Flight Aware did not appear to dump fuel.<br><br>[Edited 2013-06-23 05:2...

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by thorntot
Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air #605 Emergency Landing IAD/23JUN
Replies: 13
Views: 5269

RE: Atlas Air #605 Emergency Landing IAD/23JUN

A/C eventually taxied under its own power to remote parking with fire/rescue escort. Crew disembarked via <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> mobile lounge. Reason for quick descent and divert unknown. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/aviati...

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by thorntot
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air #605 Emergency Landing IAD/23JUN
Replies: 13
Views: 5269

Atlas Air #605 Emergency Landing IAD/23JUN

Atlas Air #605 left <acronym title="Roanoke - Regional / Woodrum Field (ROA / KROA), USA - Virginia">ROA</acronym> for <acronym title="Luxembourg (- Findel) (LUX / ELLX), Luxembourg">LUX</acronym> and diverted to <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</ac...

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by thorntot
Thu May 09, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Revenue Arrival Into IAD 09May
Replies: 8
Views: 5357

787 Revenue Arrival Into IAD 09May

Ethiopian 787, operating flight 500 <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>, arrived 09May at 0817L. <a href="http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETH500" targe...

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by thorntot
Wed May 08, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.
Replies: 80
Views: 26598

RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BlatantEcho" class="quote" target="_blank">BlatantEcho</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>5 American 6 A made up livery by a...

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by thorntot
Sat May 04, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Build World's Longest-range Airliner
Replies: 175
Views: 43510

RE: Boeing To Build World's Longest-range Airliner

IAD or <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>, <acronym title="Jakarta - International / Soekarno-Hatta...

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by thorntot
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Window Shades On Takeoff & Landing
Replies: 42
Views: 14185

RE: Window Shades On Takeoff & Landing

My flight attendant training at two different carriers (Tower Air and Omni Air International) called for the shades to be in the up position during take-off and landing to assist in the ability of assessing the external conditions in the event of an evacuation, i.e. water, fire, smoke, etc.

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by thorntot
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am Set For A Come Back In 2014 New Flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 40280

RE: Pan Am Set For A Come Back In 2014 New Flights?

With respect to the comparison that a true Pan Am re-start would have to encompass the service and luxury of carriers the likes of Emirates, et. al.... Is there a single city in the Americas perfectly positioned to serve the world with the range of today's aircraft, much like <acronym title="Dubai -...

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by thorntot
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Flight 1170 Off Runway In CMH
Replies: 44
Views: 20182

RE: Delta Flight 1170 Off Runway In CMH

2010 US Census pegs the metropolitan area at 1,836,536, ranking 33rd in the nation. Not an unusual market to have non-stop, west-coast red-eye arrivals.

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by thorntot
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Flight 1170 Off Runway In CMH
Replies: 44
Views: 20182

RE: Delta Flight 1170 Off Runway In CMH

Additional details, video, and wider-shot picture via the Columbus Dispatch... <a href="http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/04/19/delta-flight-from-los-angeles-rolls-off-runway-at-port-columbus.html" target="_blank">http://www.dispatch.com/content/stor...s-off-runway-at-port-columbus....

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by thorntot
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Flight 1170 Off Runway In CMH
Replies: 44
Views: 20182

RE: Plane Overshoots Runway In CMH

DL #1170 LAX-CMH 738 <center><table align="center" border="0" width="562" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=106340&filename=phpO8p5sV.jpeg" target="_blank"><img border=0 src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/106340/phpO8p5sV.jpeg" width="560" height="335" border="0...

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by thorntot
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Flight 1170 Off Runway In CMH
Replies: 44
Views: 20182

RE: Plane Overshoots Runway In CMH

Pictures show Delta 737-800 in Skyteam livery surrounded by rescue equipment...

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by thorntot
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Flight 1170 Off Runway In CMH
Replies: 44
Views: 20182

Delta Flight 1170 Off Runway In CMH

WBNS <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> and WTVN radio in Columbus report a plane off the end of the runway at Port Columbus, <acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH), USA - Ohio">CMH</acronym>. No injuries, pax being bused to terminal. No other info ye...

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by thorntot
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers Removed From UA Flight Today BOS - ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 18447

RE: Passengers Removed From UA Flight Today BOS - ORD

The news footage provided as a live feed from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> on CBS clearly showed a US Airways Express E-170, not United Airlines equipment. The flight was <acronym title="Boston - General Edward ...

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by thorntot
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Upgrading EWR-DCA?
Replies: 52
Views: 6643

RE: UA Upgrading EWR-DCA?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bohica" class="quote" target="_blank">bohica</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Have you ever been to Concourses C and D at ...

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by thorntot
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad The Next Swissair?
Replies: 29
Views: 22211

RE: Etihad The Next Swissair?

One can only imagine if they had invested all that money in Swissair...

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by thorntot
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Achieves Best On-time Record In 10 Years
Replies: 9
Views: 3500

UA Achieves Best On-time Record In 10 Years

March was the third consecutive month that more than 80 percent of United's domestic flights arrived on time, according to a company release.

https://hub.united.com/en-us/News/Company-Operations/Pages/united-achieves-best-on-time-record-in-decade.aspx

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by thorntot
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa B744 @ IAD...
Replies: 19
Views: 9640

RE: Lufthansa B744 @ IAD...

We (UAL) assumed it was parked on the remote ramp for 24 hours due to the strike in FRA...should be gone by now.

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by thorntot
Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grounds B787: Part 13
Replies: 277
Views: 37022

RE: FAA Grounds B787: Part 13

While I could be mistaken, I swear I saw one of the 787s in Boeing house-colors departing/landing at <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> this afternoon just after 1400L. Appeared to be the livery worn by N787ZA or perhaps it was wearing the L...

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by thorntot
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the 757-300, 767-400, 717 succeed?
Replies: 92
Views: 25237

RE: Why Didn't The 757-300, 767-400, 717 Succeed?

ValuJet, the 717's launch customer (MD-95 it was called then) had placed an order for 50 firm with 50 options and paid a substantial deposit. ValuJet suffered its shut-down, re-opening, then re-branding via merger with AirTran before the first frame was delivered. When Boeing became the new owner of...

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by thorntot
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air 747 Configuration
Replies: 28
Views: 13542

RE: Tower Air 747 Configuration

According to Tower's 1999 Flight Manual Vol. <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym>, Bulletin 99-08, Aircraft Weight and Index configuration listings provided by a former Tower Captain: Tail Type/Serial Total Pax Seats /A Zone / B Zone / C Zone / D Zone / E Zone / Upper Deck N60...

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by thorntot
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Daytona Gives JetBlue Incentive Package Proprosal
Replies: 53
Views: 8554

RE: Daytona Gives JetBlue Incentive Package Proprosal

I wonder if the same incentives were offered to United to re-start the former <acronym title="Daytona Beach - International (Regional) (DAB / KDAB), USA - Florida">DAB</acronym>-<acronym title="Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE / KCLE), USA - Ohio">CLE</acronym> service Continental used to run ...

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by thorntot
Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Merger Impact: Livery
Replies: 203
Views: 34055

RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Livery

One livery activity I'd like to see carried over to the combined carrier....retro jets! Can't wait to see a A319 painted in retro AirCal, Reno, and TWA liveries just like the Allegheny, Piedmont, America West, and <acronym title="Pisa - San Giusto / Galileo Galilei (PSA / LIRP), Italy">PSA</acronym>...

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by thorntot
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Merger Impact: Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 29663

RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/STT757" class="quote" target="_blank">STT757</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</a...

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by thorntot
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Merger Impact: Livery
Replies: 203
Views: 34055

RE: AA/US Merger Impact: Livery

I would suspect a new brand identity will be developed to reflect the combined carrier. This team would most likely be a combination of sub-AA and sub-US marketing managers. It will also give sub-AA the opportunity to "save-face" in burying the mis-guided recent livery change. "American Airways" wil...

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by thorntot
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight Irony
Replies: 22
Views: 10246

Inflight Irony

Inflight Irony aboard Columbia flight 409 <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=106340&filename=phpeBNPAH.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/106340/middle/phpeBNPAH.jpeg" width="648" hei...

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by thorntot
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air 747 Configuration
Replies: 28
Views: 13542

RE: Tower Air 747 Configuration

While true, Tower had many self-imposed operational challenges, the fact that an all 747 rent-a-plane operation existed is historically notable. ACMI wet-lease, Military Airlift Command, and public ad-hoc charters were available with the opportunity to have a plane on location world-wide within 24 h...

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by thorntot
Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air 747 Configuration
Replies: 28
Views: 13542

RE: Tower Air 747 Configuration

I need to make a correction... The usual configuration used on scheduled services and most charters included 29 (not 19) business class seats in A-Zone forward of L/R1 doors in addition to the 16 upper-deck seats providing for 45 business class seats. After consulting with former Tower crew members,...

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by thorntot
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air 747 Configuration
Replies: 28
Views: 13542

RE: Tower Air 747 Configuration

N620FF (cn 21162/283) was one of the last 747-200s to fly for Tower. It is now utilized as a youth hostel in Stockholm. The linked picture of the same aircraft labeled for Transjet Airways (the final operator of the frame) still has the Tower upper-deck seats. There were 16 business class seats on T...

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by thorntot
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Arrival Into CMH, June 29 5pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

RE: WN Arrival Into CMH, June 29 5pm

Thanks for the flight aware link!

Now that we know the flight, perhaps we will hear from someone who was aboard the flight as either pax or crew for a different perspective.

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by thorntot
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Arrival Into CMH, June 29 5pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

RE: WN Arrival Into CMH, June 29 5pm

The "you" would be the pilot-in-command on a personal level, the airplane itself on a more general level. Sorry, just a bit awestruck by what I witnessed.

I'd love to know where the flight ended up or diverted to. Columbus was a mess of bad weather for quite some time after that.

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by thorntot
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Arrival Into CMH, June 29 5pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

WN Arrival Into CMH, June 29 5pm

It was horrific to watch. I was on Hamilton Rd looking south towards Port Columbus' runway 28 Left at approximately 5pm on June 29th. The debris was flying, the sky black, and the wind like nothing I'd felt. The monster storm that would wreck devastation across five states was engulfing the field as...

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by thorntot
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA+CO Stats Focus City Stats 8/2011
Replies: 65
Views: 10021

RE: UA+CO Stats Focus City Stats 8/2011

If looking up by carrier, in August 2011, <acronym title="Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE / KCLE), USA - Ohio">CLE</acronym> had ops by Gulfstream, Colgan, CommutAir, Shuttle America, Chautauqua, TransStates, ExpressJet, SkyWest...all on behalf of United/Continental. I'm curious to know if yo...

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by thorntot
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA+CO Stats Focus City Stats 8/2011
Replies: 65
Views: 10021

RE: UA+CO Stats Focus City Stats 8/2011

For August 2011, the original data set <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> missing one <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> round-trip on Chautauqua and three Dash-8-200 Commutair round-trips between <acronym title="Cleveland - Hopkins Intern...

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by thorntot
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest E190 Route?
Replies: 41
Views: 15388

RE: Longest E190 Route?

Geez, and I thought the longest E190 route would take it thru headquarters at UAL....

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by thorntot
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA Ending ACC Service?
Replies: 42
Views: 11037

RE: Why UA Ending ACC Service?

I've heard that the local fuel price was a big contributor with Jet A over $6 a gallon in <acronym title="Accra - Kotoka International (ACC / DGAA), Ghana">ACC</acronym>? I believe the previous tag-on from Lagos allowed for round-trip fuel to be purchased there negating any affect on route profitabl...

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by thorntot
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Olympic Dove Plane Revealed
Replies: 200
Views: 25012

RE: BA Olympic Dove Plane Revealed

Gold tail is nice, but the forward fuselage looks more like it hit a flock of doves...reminds me of the damage scars on the nose of US1549 after they pulled her from the Hudson River.

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