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by n92r03
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 Anomalies
Replies: 11
Views: 1764

Re: Flightradar24 Anomalies

Does anyone know what happened to the FR24 app for MacBooks? The app for phones and tablets is still there but no more on my laptop. Thanks-

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by n92r03
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15426

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

Perhaps a stupid question, but would someone please explain exactly what these crew bases consist of? Is it a block of rooms at a hotel and an office somewhere? I'm thinking the base means that FA's can actually live in HKG (and other cities) and they work flights primarily with others who live in t...

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by n92r03
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1003
Views: 116436

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

They shipped the item on May 7th via FedEx Ground. Per the return address it came out of 4801 Ulmerton Rd in Clearwater, FL. This location is clearly a fulfillment center and not a retail store. . That is the old Eva-Tone building. For years they "printed" CD's. If memory serves, there wa...

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by n92r03
Wed May 27, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 209 LHR MIA Diverts to MCO and then Diverts again..
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Re: BA 209 LHR MIA Diverts to MCO and then Diverts again..

Came over my house as I’m about 14 miles north of TPA. At first I thought it was BA 2167, but I knew better...and it wasn’t a 772. Had to come in and check FR24. Those people must be tired at this point. Doesn’t look like scheduled to depart TPA yet either. Hopefully sooner than later we will have B...

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by n92r03
Wed May 27, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10138

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

wjcandee wrote:
FlyingElvii wrote:
“The Crew was unaware of the incident.”


I'm sure the prisoners on board didn't notice, either.


Is Swift doing JPATS flights?

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by n92r03
Wed May 06, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of “fuel tankering”?
Replies: 94
Views: 7127

Re: Cost of “fuel tankering”?

With the $51 mentioned a few times I wonder about the margins. I completely understand that small things multiply into big results. Removing the magazines, pillows, less catering all saves weight which equals dollars. No problem. I wonder though, how much more does it cost to take off ‘in the wrong ...

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by n92r03
Fri May 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?
Replies: 70
Views: 11196

Re: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?

If memory serves, arriving into HKG one is directed to a lower level at the gate, then down a corridor with washrooms available then you have to go up a level or two to get to the tram/people mover which takes you to the processing area (Arrivals Hall A or B). I *think* the same people mover/tram is...

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by n92r03
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58182

Re: FedEx and UPS rule the skies over the U.S.

Yes they do, along with Amazon. I can't believe the amount of 767's that are in and out of TPA these days.

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by n92r03
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 5376

Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

I read or saw that TPA's pax count is down 97%. Wow. I live about 15 miles due north of TPA, looking forward to seeing some traffic in the skies again hopefully sooner than later, sure is quiet these days. Almost seems like UPS, FedEx and Amazon flights count for as much as pax fllghts.

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by n92r03
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6183

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

The Patriots are an American football team, who play in Boston, Massachusetts.... Apparently, the stop at ILN was so AMES could upgrade its avionics to support the flight to China. And interesting details about China requiring it to sit on the ground less than 3 hours for loading, etc., and the cre...

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by n92r03
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 222135

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 110553002/
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The New England Patriots' 767 went to Shenzen to pick up a load of masks. Good for them-
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 110553002/

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by n92r03
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471666

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Parking aircraft at IAH or DEN in the spring has a potential for severe weather, specifically large hail storms...and th spring is just beginning.

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by n92r03
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471666

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I noticed UA has a 772 scheduled for EWR-TPA-EWR starting March 29, also looks like more 757's between EWR/IAD and TPA. Anyone have a list of upgauged routes? I'm guessing this will be temporary, maybe 30 days at least to start out.

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by n92r03
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211158

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

KVH68 wrote:
n92r03 wrote:
It looks like Kalitta (N713CK) was WUH-RIV but is diverting now to Travis AFB (SUU).


The airplane is being refueled at Travis. It will then fly to Miramar.


Looks like both Kalitta flights (373 and 375) diverted to Travis. Miramar? I thought they were going to Riverside...

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by n92r03
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211158

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

It looks like Kalitta (N713CK) was WUH-RIV but is diverting now to Travis AFB (SUU).

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by n92r03
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56650

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

From calcs. for a B777 200 with 181 passengers and negligible cargo, and block fuel for the KLAX to ZSPD dispatch route (with winds aloft), with normal contingency, reserves, and alternate fuel, and based on the estimated fuel burn from the engine issue diversion point back to KLAX for landing...it...

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by n92r03
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56650

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

Would Kansas City make it ok? C'mon people, let's be rational. Pretty sure the pilots did not think "cool, let's dump fuel when we don't need to and let's aim for a school". Some of you are such sensational alarmists, similar to the media these days. The other day I spilled fuel on my hand...

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by n92r03
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 3996

Re: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N74 ... /KMCC/KMZJ
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I wondered the same thing. The global super tanker 744 is at Pinal, I assume for maintenance.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N74 ... /KMCC/KMZJ

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by n92r03
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Hong Kong Airlines to defer salary payment and cut their last North American flight to YVR
Replies: 95
Views: 18479

Re: Hong Kong Airport Authority seized control of 7 HX aircraft to protect its financial interest.

What exactly is "taking control" as in what do they actually do to the aircraft? I say this as they can't really put a padlock on the door (s). I assume batteries and some other vital equipment is removed?

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by n92r03
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TPA Landings Pre-911
Replies: 20
Views: 1864

Re: TPA Landings Pre-911

Not a “carrier landing loop”; an overhead pattern or colloquially, “the break”. Sorry about that, I was unsure what it was called. I lived in San Diego in the mid 90's and worked near Miramar. Saw the good ole Tomcats do them every day and never knew the actual term. Again going off-topic, coolest ...

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by n92r03
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TPA Landings Pre-911
Replies: 20
Views: 1864

Re: TPA Landings Pre-911

Slightly off topic but... As I was driving over the bridge yesterday, it was very windy from the northwest so the DL 757 on approach looked like it was in slow motion...quite the angle as the nose was much higher than the tail. Anyway, it got me thinking about the time years ago that I was driving e...

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by n92r03
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA3508 11/29/19 returns for faked medical emergency
Replies: 20
Views: 4863

Re: AA3508 11/29/19 returns for faked medical emergency

rampbro wrote:
The only one whose powers of shenanigans can match Florida Man.....is Florida Woman!


Amen. As a Florida resident I witness this multiple times daily. Hope she gets the help she needs.

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by n92r03
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew overnighting in hotels question.
Replies: 16
Views: 2282

Re: Crew overnighting in hotels question.

[/quote]Another point, we tend to earn a lot of points and status, so those of us with status cards often get upgrades to suites, free drinks, access to lounge etc.[/quote] That is interesting, I would have thought crew would not be eligible for points/status as part of the company's contract. I wri...

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by n92r03
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TPA Landings Pre-911
Replies: 20
Views: 1864

Re: TPA Landings Pre-911

Also, the real estate that is considered "south" Tampa is rather pricey with many residents that do not appreciate the sound of jet engines and many people who live there are well connected. A couple of them continue to punish the noise abatement hotline at TPA. I remember a few years ago ...

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by n92r03
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In-House vs Outsourced Maintenance Costs
Replies: 20
Views: 2574

Re: In-House vs Outsourced Maintenance Costs

This is an interesting topic and I too am curious about the dollar amounts both actual and as a percentage in the big picture. One thing to note, ferrying an NB (or even a WB for paint) to Lake City, FL for United is a drop in the bucket. United also uses HAECO in HKG for WB maintenance, but I belie...

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by n92r03
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 31955

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

Perhaps a cry closet or other safe space is available for those that are offended. Good God people, lighten up a bit. This appears to be a stupid joke/prank.

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by n92r03
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Crews Housed an Hour Away from Airport?
Replies: 41
Views: 13863

Re: Flight Crews Housed an Hour Away from Airport?

CX crew used to stay in mid town Manhattan, to/from JFK can be at least an hour depending on time of day.

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by n92r03
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 253
Views: 88105

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

Scheduled to fly UA to HKG in a couple weeks and have been noting the loads on UA179/UA180 each day. Some days were 35%, others 50% and a few were 90%. Love HKG but with MTR not operating fully and pop up disruptions, not sure if will postpone trip. If was just me I'd go but have elderly people invo...

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by n92r03
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 17594

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

Nothing to do with a route, but does anyone know why the A124 has been in TPA so long?

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by n92r03
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS640P SFO-TPA
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Re: VS640P SFO-TPA

A bit off topic but also yesterday 10-Oct, BA flew a second 772 LGW-TPA and back, is was appx two hours ahead of the normally scheduled BA2167/2166. Anyone have info on why? I checked around and it did not appear to be a "rescue" flight or delayed from the day earlier as no issues over the...

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by n92r03
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: external cooling for brakes on landing
Replies: 28
Views: 9300

Re: external cooling for brakes on landing

https://aerosavvy.com/aircraft-wheels/
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I appreciate the 727 stories, keep them coming.
Back on topic, everything you want to know about wheels and tires (and more) can be found here: https://aerosavvy.com/aircraft-wheels/

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by n92r03
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republic pilot punches female co-worker
Replies: 51
Views: 11030

Re: Republic pilot punches female co-worker

I just made the mistake of reading the foxnews comments. It seems there are quite a few who believe the woman got what she deserved because she slapped him. Jeesh. I don’t condone violence against anyone - male or female. But this begs the question - if a woman attacks a man what is the right thing...

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by n92r03
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Registered G-II crashes near Belize/Mexican Border...
Replies: 36
Views: 10410

Re: Non-Registered G-II crashes near Belize/Mexican Border...

Back in the mid 90's I was driving from San Diego to Ensenada and I remember seeing a G-II (or similar) parked at the end of what looked like a makeshift runway, errrr, road. Just hiding in plain sight. It was not derelict and it was not there 3 days later when I was driving back. Interesting... If...

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by n92r03
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Registered G-II crashes near Belize/Mexican Border...
Replies: 36
Views: 10410

Re: Non-Registered G-II crashes near Belize/Mexican Border...

Back in the mid 90's I was driving from San Diego to Ensenada and I remember seeing a G-II (or similar) parked at the end of what looked like a makeshift runway, errrr, road. Just hiding in plain sight. It was not derelict and it was not there 3 days later when I was driving back. Interesting...

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by n92r03
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots, good, bad, how well trained
Replies: 67
Views: 11593

Re: Pilots, good, bad, how well trained

Excellent info. Is anyone willing to name names of the carriers they would not fly on? Not interested in political correctness, but sure would like to know the names on the list (s).

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by n92r03
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bobby Brown kicked off Jetblue flight...cops called to the gate
Replies: 11
Views: 4194

Re: Bobby Brown kicked off Jetblue flight...cops called to the gate

Sad situation, but excellent references. There is no confirmation that when it was not his prerogative to deplane, he dropped a "We outta here".

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by n92r03
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 7552

Re: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

Several posters here have spoken about the deterrent angle. How much of a deterrent is a man with a handgun going to be against someone that was about to commit both suicide and mass murder anyway? A helluva lot. Said person about to commit suicide by (along with) mass murder will not be able to do...

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by n92r03
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 25427

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2500
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Was UA2500 a fan charter for San Francisco this past weekend in Tampa? Timing appears to be NFL game related.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2500

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by n92r03
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25184

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

I can't believe someone can live somewhere for decades and not speak the language. Then to make $7000-$8000 per month... Sounds like a helluva deal. Greed is a terrible thing. Hopefully he gets to stay at the Gray-Bar Hotel for a long time.

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by n92r03
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 34496

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

Per Flightaware, N350MJ hasn't flown in years. Unknown if that is accurate. Also, if you look at Google Maps, just east of the terminal, you can see some old junk aircraft lying around. Perhaps pieces of those were moved by the waves, etc. Honestly, I can't see wave movement ripping an aircraft apar...

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by n92r03
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC at airports temporarily closed.
Replies: 4
Views: 1535

Re: ATC at airports temporarily closed.

In this case, MCO was closed to scheduled traffic, but open to Ferry and other flights. So I assume there was a skeleton crew.

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by n92r03
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 34496

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

https://news.delta.com/update-delta-add ... s-landfall
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I found the article, DL adds 930 seats between ATL and Florida. Good for them, no mention of equipment or other info for us avgeeks.

https://news.delta.com/update-delta-add ... s-landfall

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by n92r03
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 34496

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

I read something yesterday that DL added 900+ seats to/from Florida over the next few days. The article did not get into specifics, but I wonder if they added flights or up gauged certain routes.

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by n92r03
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 44600

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

Speedalive wrote:
n92r03 wrote:
Maybe Japan like CX did on one of their JFK flights (completely avoiding Chinese airspace)?

This has to do with the jet-streams, not politics.


Negative. Take a look at CX899 (13 Aug). It clearly avoids Chinese airspace.

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by n92r03
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 44600

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

Glad to see that there is peaceful protesting happening today (US time), tonight 23:00 (HKT). The disruption with violence and property damage is unacceptable. If what happened at HKG regarding the violence had been most any other place, people would have died. Back to aviation- I was surprised (but...

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by n92r03
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702324

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

179/180 EWR/HKG have been upgauged to the 77W. It was to go back to 77E in late October, but now stays 77W...

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by n92r03
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do any FBOs use jetways?
Replies: 26
Views: 6006

Re: Do any FBOs use jetways?

The best touch I ever saw was the operation that put a mirror behind glare resistant glass, so passengers getting off the plane could see just how fancy they were. Never failed, the ladies would check their hair, the gentlemen their ties were straight. Even a stop line on the ramp. That is good stu...

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by n92r03
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do any FBOs use jetways?
Replies: 26
Views: 6006

Re: Do any FBOs use jetways?

The best touch I ever saw was the operation that put a mirror behind glare resistant glass, so passengers getting off the plane could see just how fancy they were. Never failed, the ladies would check their hair, the gentlemen their ties were straight. Even a stop line on the ramp. That is good stu...

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by n92r03
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 13457

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

Thanks wn676, I forget about them. I should have said prior to the 77W’s joining the fleet...

Looks like EWR-HKG goes back to the 77E in October as I’m on it Oct 31...anyone know if this will stay true and be a 3-3-3 config or will UA extend the 77W, or something else?

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