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by exFWAOONW
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 12925

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

... the doors were still open while in TLV, Israeli laws apply. And Israeli law is clear: "Three years ago, Renee Rabinowitz, an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor, won a landmark ruling against El Al. The Israeli judge hearing the case said that “under absolutely no circumstances can a crew membe...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 62
Views: 7836

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

ITO-ORD is quite a timetable find. Rode it multiple times. (As a non-rev) To be clear, the UA non-stop as the big island was less crowded and still under developed back in the 70s. I always thought those red footies they gave out so you could walk about the wide bodies without your shoes on were co...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 62
Views: 7836

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

MIflyer12 wrote:
ITO-ORD is quite a timetable find.

Rode it multiple times. (As a non-rev)

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge
Replies: 58
Views: 12944

Re: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge

They need to re-read “Chicken Little” until they understand the lesson.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place
Replies: 53
Views: 3015

Re: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place

They could have hit them all with tear gas and used a very heavy handed response. None of this hitting them with the proverbial wet lettuce leaf.. Yep... what happened to Trump's masked, camouflaged mercenaries? Why weren't they in Sturgis to enforce "safety"? Surely he wouldn't be select...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO's new South Terminal is taking shape
Replies: 33
Views: 8630

Re: MCO's new South Terminal is taking shape

The real story is how quickly the high speed train corridor is being built along the Beachline to the airport and how spectacular the Train Station attached to the South Terminal is. Not bad for a state that supposedly doesnt believe in transit vs a state like California that cant complete any of i...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 64
Views: 7191

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

Knowing nyrop, it was thought to be a case of common engines=common parts=savings. That, and it’s better to stick with the devil you know than the one you don’t.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2200

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

Just as odor molecules are smaller than the hepa filters, The virus particles are much smaller than the weave of most cloth masks. A cloth mask is mostly “for show.”

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16543

Re: Southwest will not furlough/lay off workers on Oct. 1

Maybe they see a quick recovery and don’t need layoffs to make it through to better times.

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29541

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

Some of these routes hop along like they did because the airlines did not have permission from both governments needed to go from A to C and sell seats on that leg of a trip, but still had permission to fly A to B and B to C from the prop days. Sometimes it was the only way to get to C. Sometimes, i...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15371

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Some unusual pictures of Caravelle III msn 116 used by the Centre d'Essais en Vol (CEV) and undergoing in-flight evacuation test using the rear stair. This evacuation method was never used in service. There are however unconfirmed rumors those tests were not just for evacutation and Caravelles migh...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15371

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

:cry: Why did UAL only operate the Caravelle for such a short period of time? Did it burn too much fuel or were they maintenance nightmares? My dad worked at UA back in the day, and his take on the caravelle was NO room for bags and cargo. He said they were doing good to get all the checked bags on...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260679

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Anyone want to speculate whether DL will regret retiring an entire fleet if the economy comes roaring back faster than predicted by “the experts?”

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 9185

Re: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport

Bricktop wrote:

Pretty stunning that no NYC airport is on that list.
you beat me to it.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat May 16, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8685

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

There is a good chance I’ve been on that a/c when it was in service. I can’t count how many hops into Ohare or out to DEN were on the 727. Hello old friend.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat May 16, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11580

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

Things will bounce back eventually. I know they want to stop the bleeding, but this seems like overkill for a short term issue. Were they bloated and needed to shrink before and the downturn is a convenient excuse?

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by exFWAOONW
Sat May 09, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 111
Views: 15502

Re: United DC-10's

I flew on UA DC-10s ORD-ITO (Hilo) multiple times non-stop. I think once ORD-HNL, but can’t be sure. ORD-SEA one year and CLE-TPA another. Always seemed to catch a DC-8 ORD-SFO instead of a DC-10.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun May 03, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Run, a documentary of the good old NWA B744 TPAC crossing to NRT.
Replies: 5
Views: 3766

Re: Tokyo Run, a documentary of the good old NWA B744 TPAC crossing to NRT.

Not sure. Maybe he wanted to enjoy the ride home, instead of working. It could be that is how his trip pairing ended on that particular bid to stay under the number of hours worked limit. (Flying the trip back would have put him over the monthly limit.)

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by exFWAOONW
Sun May 03, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?
Replies: 25
Views: 4427

Re: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?

I don’t care for them and do my best to not support them by buying from them. But I will admit, the ability to buy some Imodium before a long flight might convince me they are a necessary evil.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun May 03, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?
Replies: 198
Views: 27354

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?

Why is the thread even continuing after AA has said they aren’t leaving PHX or anywhere anytime soon? Because chicken little isn’t out of breath, yet. :duck: You don’t throw the baby (hub, market position) with the bath water(sharp traffic downturn.) Yes, you cut to stop as much of the bleeding as ...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat May 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?
Replies: 36
Views: 6245

Re: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?

Google is your friend! KHYR is the ICAO code of Sawyer County Airport, Wisconsin. But who the hell wants to Google every airport code because somebody just can't write it out? The coded language on this site is annoying. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk Aviation is all about codes and acronyms....

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10713

Re: Airport construction projects question

Only in very rare circumstances is it cheaper to wait and build it later. Most, if not all, will continue.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18224

Re: CARES Act Forces B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

Nothing new here. Tag-ons were a popular way to extend your reach before the fortress hub model came into being. Early airlines routes were milk runs emulating train services (A - B - C - D - F). Some would get on and some would get off at every station, only occasionally would every seat be occupied.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260679

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

More sad news.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26958

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

If CX wants to rid itself of 777X orders and go for 787, here’s an idea: go away from Boeing and go for A330neo. It is a cheaper aircraft, a direct 1:1 replacement . Pilot pools will be unified with a A350/A330/A330N fleet. Go all Airbus CX it’s the smart thing to do. This little gem is going uncha...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future demand for widebodies
Replies: 100
Views: 13248

Re: Future demand for widebodies

I doubt Boeing will cancel the 777X as they have already spent most of the money to develop the aircraft; and it's essentially in the testing and flight certification stage (Less than $1 Billion remaining to enter commercial service). Boeing will bring the 777X to market. Not cancel outright but pe...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New observation deck opens at SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 3224

Re: New observation deck opens at SFO

I always carry a polarizing filter. Turn until unwanted reflections disappear, shoot away.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WN 737 at gate...Tail Stand
Replies: 9
Views: 2056

Re: WN 737 at gate...Tail Stand

Not exactly new. Anyone ever see a 727 parked without the tail-stairs down? You could only do that if there was enough "ballast fuel" in the tank. IINM, strectch DC8s needed a tail stand, too.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of A380-capable gates
Replies: 24
Views: 4444

Re: The future of A380-capable gates

Will A380 make a miracle comeback amid the virus outbreak? Now that virus, government and lack of money has grounded almost every airplane out there and many airlines will go out of business or will take years to recover and/or be replaced, this is a turning point. Also the deliveries will come ver...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Support Systems LLC IL76
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: Air Support Systems LLC IL76

Google sometimes scrubs their satellite and street images if they think they are providing "free advertising" when a company logo is visible.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14645

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

HA already has very long quarantines for pets going with their owners, so now they've extended it to the owners too?

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380702

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I’m not a fan of an industry-wide bailout. It punishes airlines like DL who have paid down debt to be better positioned for an event like this, by propping up competition that should have gone away. It rewards poor behavior like AA’s outsized debt for shiny planes and stock buy-backs. Rewarding a ba...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18890

Re: LAS airport closed

Very different proposition, though, for the reason you mention. What was particularly startling given the current climate was "right up there with hospitals." Certainly someone in respiratory distress could care less whether or not I show up to work at my center tomorrow, so yes, we're fa...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 690
Views: 73064

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

I don't know what your agenda is, but you are disgustingly ignorant. Ignorance is thinking that you can stop the spread of the flu. Ignorance is thinking that panic is the solution. Ignorance would be believing that stunts like closing the airport restaurants for sit down downing really matters. Th...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18890

Re: LAS airport closed

I thought control towers were essential services right up there with hospitals and fire departments.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60248

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Those writing Boeing’s obituary have watched too much of CNN/MSNBC’s (and others) “hair on fire” style of reporting. One hopes that the leadership left wii learn this painful lesson and move on to better things. If I were there, the first thing I would due is default on any golden parachute payments...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26176

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

Anyone else notice the 717/MD88 were much better than the A320 series in that chart? (I know this is anet blasphemy)

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 186
Views: 13605

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

UA didn't have much luck on FWA-DEN when they tried back in the day. Maybe times are different, maybe not. It would be a nice hop to anywhere on the west coast from there, the same as it was before.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t 3 engine planes push out 4 engine planes like 2 engines did?
Replies: 118
Views: 18787

Re: Why didn’t 3 engine planes push out 4 engine planes like 2 engines did?

You're suffering from a serious logical fallacy here, which is that you're inferring the cause from the effect based on nothing more than an assumption. You're assuming that the cause you propose (reduced performance of #2) is the ONLY reason the trijets were overpowered. The 727 had worse runway p...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14670

Re: FAA acted improperly re: WN Hawaii flying

The inquiry has yet to be made public. You might want to re-write the thread title. It reads like it is a final conclusion and not just an accusation. One should probably read the article... "The preliminary conclusion by the Office of Special Counsel pertains to a Federal Aviation Administrat...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 111
Views: 27943

Re: A321 P2F first flight

How many freight operators demand a quick turn? UPS doesn't seem too concerned with the ability to load containers in the belly with all the 757s they fly. I wouldn't be surprised if they prefer bulk-loading just so they can pack in more freight.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 103
Views: 12183

Re: US DoT bans all Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

So do pax need to provide a certification that their dog is "specially trained"? If not, it is a toothless requirement.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14670

Re: FAA acted improperly re: WN Hawaii flying

Scarebus34 wrote:
exFWAOONW wrote:
Not much to read at either of those links. Without any real facts to go on, is this anything more than sour grapes?


The inquiry has yet to be made public.

You might want to re-write the thread title. It reads like it is a final conclusion and not just an accusation.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14670

Re: FAA acted improperly re: WN Hawaii flying

Not much to read at either of those links. Without any real facts to go on, is this anything more than sour grapes?

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56850

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

No one who was not on that airplane (except maybe those that interviewed them afterwards, if that happened) can know what they could have or could not have done. After 11 pages, that seems pretty clear. You're right. We have a mix -- about half of the posts are from knee-jerk reaction posters who t...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deicing is aircraft type depending
Replies: 28
Views: 3392

Re: Deicing is aircraft type depending

Was this before or after sun-rise? What side of the concourse were they, the sunny or shady side, it will make a slight difference.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avoiding Pushback
Replies: 20
Views: 3933

Re: Avoiding Pushback

Is there much of a delay waiting for pushback for inexplicable reasons? Of course, the people doing push-backs are human. Never know when the urge will hit; forgot to call the people to do the push-back/they didn't hear the phone ring; talking to that cute F/A; Ground Control hold for another A/C; ...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avoiding Pushback
Replies: 20
Views: 3933

Re: Avoiding Pushback

We often parked three jets around a jetway without using push-back tugs. It worked as long as the middle one wasn’t the first to leave due to delays.

Look at some early terminal designs at LAX IINM there were a couple that parked DC8s and 707s parallel to the building until they needed more gates.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does aviation tackle climate change?
Replies: 133
Views: 27250

Re: Climate impact of aviation - what are airlines doing to mitigate?

These climate change ideas are hilarious. Where I sit typing this, “scientists” tell us 10,000 years ago, was a Mille deep in snow and ice. How did human-caused global warming melt this snow and ice? If it was about the environment air travel wouldn't even be mentioned its insignificant in the grand...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA runway construction delays at BOG every night
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: UA runway construction delays at BOG every night

Make the marginally louder planes land after midnight? Makes a lot of sense.

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