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by ALTF4
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Delta 777’s
Replies: 12
Views: 4185

Re: Status of Delta 777’s

Sad, I flew N867DA from JFK-TLV back in 2016. And then over a four-month period, it has barely flown more hours than a single JFK-TLV round-trip. Purely from an enthusiast standpoint, I'm sad to see it not fly much, but I'm happy it is flying at least.

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by ALTF4
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 453
Views: 56661

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Seems to me to be another example of aviation technology being consistently outdated. Each individual decision leading up to it makes sense, but when taken as a whole, sometimes the situation is comical. Critical, "safety of flight" instruments, not filtering out spurious transmissions fro...

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by ALTF4
Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do FAs collect trash 30 seconds after service ends?
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

Re: Why do FAs collect trash 30 seconds after service ends?

It takes quite some time for the service to complete. So the front will have been completed for a while and have finished consuming their service items. Are you saying you prefer they wait until you're done before they pick up trash from front 1/3rd? Or are you wishing they would visit 1/3rd of cabi...

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by ALTF4
Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 212
Views: 47037

Re: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport

chunhimlai wrote:
What do i miss and whats the news for that airport recently?


Sort of depends where you dozed off?

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by ALTF4
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 95764

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

http://avherald.com/h?article=3f6e19a9
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DN4CAAD wrote:
Can you link any articles to either of those stories?


Here's the Delta 767-400: http://avherald.com/h?article=3f6e19a9

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by ALTF4
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement
Replies: 111
Views: 28808

Re: DL-LATAM JV?

Has there been any movement on coordination between these carriers? I was curious to see if DL will try to make some effort to ramp up MIA, or LATAM doing the same in ATL or even DTW. Thanks! On the contrary, LA’s first priority at the moment seems to be to sue DL and QR for the cancelled A350 orde...

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by ALTF4
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An Airbus with a Russian registration!
Replies: 13
Views: 4253

Re: An Airbus with a Russian registration!

https://simpleflying.com/aeroflot-airbu ... istration/ - here's some more info on why

Here's a list of A321 they have, and the registrations: https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Aer ... e-a321.htm
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Ziyulu wrote:
So Aeroflot's Airbus fleet is not registered in Russia?


https://simpleflying.com/aeroflot-airbu ... istration/ - here's some more info on why

Here's a list of A321 they have, and the registrations: https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Aer ... e-a321.htm

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by ALTF4
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12497

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

DL5245 ALT-LIT diverted to PDK. Is that weather related? I'm wondering what could have come up so soon after takeoff to cause that change in plans? Also, why PDK vs just heading back to ATL? Can you link to FlightAware showing this? Currently DL5245 is taxiing for takeoff from ATL, according to Fli...

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by ALTF4
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers
Replies: 74
Views: 10226

Re: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers

Can someone explain how flexible fares make sense? They’re fully refundable. The others aren’t. Yes, but how do they make sense, if they are 2.8x more than a non flexible fare? I’m not sure if you realize, but it’s cheaper to just buy the non flexible ticket and then in the event that plans change,...

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by ALTF4
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo in-flight internet business sold to Intelsat
Replies: 29
Views: 4552

Re: Gogo in-flight internet business sold to Intelsat

When I flew DL recently, the free texting was only for T-Mobile customers. I have Verizon, so that was useless for me. They need free texting on all carriers to make it more viable and worthwhile. DL's free texting applies to everyone. You need to select the right option to engage it. I have AT&...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)
Replies: 46
Views: 6094

Re: Cabin Air Recirculation Filters against Covid-19? (ATA 21)

A pilot told me so. Well, case closed folks! Second-hand information from a pilot (who knows what type), seals the deal! I'd much prefer information from those on here backing their information up with sources, and not your mindless blathering. I'm a pilot, too - so keep in mind, everything I say i...

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by ALTF4
Wed May 06, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 67
Views: 16041

Re: 753 and 764 Survival

Eliminating either doesn't eliminate a pilot work group unless you retire all the 752 or 763 at the same time - which is close to crazy talk. (AA's example isn't instructive: AA is farther along with 757/763 fleet replacement.) The question is the utility of 753/764 to specific needs of DL and UA. ...

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by ALTF4
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Rolls Royce stop making engines for the 777?
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: Why did Rolls Royce stop making engines for the 777?

All of the competing manufacturers for the 300ER and 200LR requested or agreed that whoever won the contract would be the sole supplier, due to the (I think) development costs associated with the increased performance.

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by ALTF4
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about King Mswati III International Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 2386

Re: Question about King Mswati III International Airport

Can confirm that the J'burg flight definitely goes in to the northern apron. I flew in to the airport soon after it opened. Have some pics, I'll see if I can find them.

Don't know about other areas.

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by ALTF4
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route
Replies: 63
Views: 9822

Re: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route

My employer's policy is business class is allowed on international flights over 4 hours. If it's Domestic First style, I cannot book up front. Business, I can book up front. Can you add more clarity? As an example, in case where DL was flying an international configured aircraft with lie flat seats...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12529

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

NO ... uniform change was a $ 40,000,000 idea system wide ... you ever make a 40,000,000 dollar mistake and keep your position ? Not me personally, but I personally know multiple people who have f'd up over $100 million and are still viewed as strong performers. Anyway, let me know when they're fir...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12529

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

It's dehumanizing. It's an airline. Not one of those weird fashion shows with stuff that no one would ever wear in real life. Seriously? There's nothing avant-garde about the style of the uniforms, they're just purple. The hyperbole on this site from some of y'all is ridiculous. I happen to think t...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12529

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

whomever made the decision at DELTA to switch to the purple costumes will be out of their job Hmm, yeah? A little extreme, are we? NO ... uniform change was a $ 40,000,000 idea system wide ... you ever make a 40,000,000 dollar mistake and keep your position ? Not me personally, but I personally kno...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12529

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

crjflyboy wrote:
whomever made the decision at DELTA to switch to the purple costumes will be out of their job


Hmm, yeah? A little extreme, are we?

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by ALTF4
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route
Replies: 63
Views: 9822

Re: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route

So three daily flights to two hubs (2X IAH, 1X EWR) isn't enough for you? Okay... On an old domestic 737-7? No. Leaves a bit to be desired. If you are willing to pay a premium to fly on a fancy lie flat seat on a 4 hr flight then good for you. The majority of the people who fly is price sensitive s...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route
Replies: 63
Views: 9822

Re: Delta Air Lines Introduces Delta One on Atlanta-Bogota Route

Seems like overkill for a 4 hour flight, if Delta is getting lots of international connections from BOG than that is the answer. BOG has a decent European schedule from AV and European airlines. All 763s have Delta One. Delta One isn't just the seating, it's the service. I'm sure they ran lie-flat ...

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by ALTF4
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do UA 777 pilots fly all 777 types in the fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 7107

Re: Do UA 777 pilots fly all 777 types in the fleet?

In the 756 base at Continental we flew the 752, 753, 762 and the 764 Unlike Delta who always operated the 764 as a separate pilot group Didn't Delta fold in the 764 after the merger? I believe they are still separate as of last year Yes, still separate at DL. Have several friends who fly them.

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by ALTF4
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd Sounds From Planes About To Land
Replies: 12
Views: 9653

Re: Odd Sounds From Planes About To Land

Hmm, standard whine, as in what you'd hear on a Boeing and/or an Airbus, or are you referring specifically to the "A320 whine", and you know it wasn't that? I've never been under an A320 landing in person, but apparently the fuel tank vents can be very loud. https://jdasolutions.aero/blog/...

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by ALTF4
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell
Replies: 28
Views: 11211

Re: Breath Analyser testing for Airside personnell

I'm not understanding the point of the OP. New world order edict, or something local to his municipality, his airline, his country, his...?

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by ALTF4
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS drone unit achieves FAA air carrier certification
Replies: 33
Views: 4668

Re: UPS drone unit achieves FAA air carrier certification

In response to the predictable nay-sayers, one of the more successful businessmen, Bill Gates, said "We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction." I think th...

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by ALTF4
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 bins
Replies: 39
Views: 11289

Re: Delta A321 bins

flyboy80 wrote:
But this is the Delta way- they are terrible at configuring planes.


Snooze.

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by ALTF4
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi man "accidentally" buys 2x A350?
Replies: 16
Views: 10621

Re: Saudi man "accidentally" buys 2x A350?

Hey folks, gullible is written on the ceiling. Look up.

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by ALTF4
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quad engines and reverse thrust use
Replies: 42
Views: 4458

Re: Quad engines and reverse thrust use

I'm not an A380 pilot, so I am open to being corrected here. However, my understanding is that the pilots can command reverse on whichever engines they desire. On Boeing aircraft, for example, that would involve only engaging the reverse levers for the engines they wish to use. Additionally, mainten...

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by ALTF4
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman Ousted
Replies: 21
Views: 5436

Re: Korean Air Chairman Ousted

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/08/busi ... index.html


Read the thread. :roll:
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raylee67 wrote:
He was not just ousted.

It's just announced that he has died too.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/08/busi ... index.html


Read the thread. :roll:

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by ALTF4
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 191963

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

If those fares were not sustainable for WOW, what makes you believe they would be sustainable for FI? This kind of thinking that air travel should be borderline free and that airlines are evil and shouldn't make any money makes me scratch my head sometime. I started traveling 24 years ago and airfa...

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by ALTF4
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 264721

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

3/9 apparently Delta 296 went tech due to a one inch crack in leading edge of wing. At least that is what a friend who was supposed to be on flight just said. Still showing as just delayed.

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by ALTF4
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 264721

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

No, the 339 doesn’t have the legs for SEA SIN , the 359 however should do it without much fuss, Also if all flights are transferred from NRT to HND , we might just see the MNL and SIN legs be served via ICN through their New partnership with KE metal Regards/ Karan I hope they keep DL metal, but we...

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by ALTF4
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 264721

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

That press release involving the 763 interior is a mistake. Plus the fact that only the B764s will be refurbished by next year, meaning that the N763ERs are probably 18-24 months away from being completed! Interesting that this press release says that the B763ER fleet "is CURRENTLY being retro...

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by ALTF4
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 264721

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

One of following is bound to happen; with all DL NRT ops set to terminate, CAN DL simply transfer their few remaining intra Asia flying to HND? I think all thats left is SIN and MNL. With SEA expansion being mostly complete by mid 2020, will we instead see a DL SEA-SIN flight and a SEA-MNL flight? ...

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by ALTF4
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges
Replies: 42
Views: 6196

Re: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges

If need be, there are also D gates that are "general use", or if needed, there are certainly gates out on E or F than can accommodate larger aircraft. (domestic flights can certainly use E and F, they just tend to do so fairly seldomly) Seems like D is mostly RJ and 737 sized gates. Can't...

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by ALTF4
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 67084

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Those "road warriors" are far more concerned with sticking to their airline/alliance than the airplane type. Then comes price and schedule. If aircraft type was that important every widebody out there would be a 767-like 2-3-2 with a 787 cabin environment. But they aren't. That is the tru...

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by ALTF4
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future

I would assume that the "free" would be the current "browse pass" speeds they offer, and the "stream pass" would be a for-pay tier. Purely speculation. But I hope that will be the case. That said, 2ku does offer some impressive speed to the seat, based on when I have us...

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by ALTF4
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bishopjordan/2018/10/02/delta-free-in-flight-wi-fi/#5434cda12439 Bastian says the free in-flight WiFi will be "soon", but hasn't put a specific timeline on it. I think this is good news. Happy to hear that airlines are more and more moving this direction, and w...

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by ALTF4
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AF Baggage Backlog at CDG
Replies: 8
Views: 1803

Re: DL/AF Baggage Backlog at CDG

Appendage measuring aside between certain forum members, this is always an issue doing through CDG. My wife's bags were lost for three days going from ATL-CDG-BLR. DL said the baggage sorter had broken. Still waiting on the gifted miles from DL on that one. DL really needs to reconsider their bad si...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 5567

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

Cathay Pacific is owned (45% shareholder) by Swire, a London-based conglomerate that mainly operates in Asia. Swire is also a Coca-Cola bottler in China and parts of the U.S.

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by ALTF4
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 33063

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

As an ATL resident, this has no impact on me. I'd much rather fly ATL-ICN and then ICN-HKG; it's just a much more natural break point in the flying, and I'd much rather spend more time in Delta One on the A350. So, while everybody else seems appalled, this actually fits exactly what I'm doing in a w...

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by ALTF4
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG and ORY are changing a lot
Replies: 47
Views: 12298

Re: CDG and ORY are changing a lot

It's a shame that French people go on strikes so often, I transit via CDG several times a year, and last two times decided to have an extended layover, only to find out they were striking again. Fortunately Delta is always willing to re-route me at no charge when their Atlantic JV partner's employee...

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by ALTF4
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines Upgrades Just Got Easier and More Affordable
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: Delta Air Lines Upgrades Just Got Easier and More Affordable

link/source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/delta-air-lines-upgrades-just-153649605.html "In late spring, Delta began letting customers upgrade individual legs of their flights after booking—elevating a coach seat to Comfort+, Delta One business, or even first class—regardless of how the ticket wa...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SkyPesos? Nope.
Replies: 27
Views: 2397

Re: SkyPesos? Nope.

I redeemed ATL to SIN for 230k miles in J class. Also a great value is to fly to ANC. 25k miles ATL to ANC in late August once. It's pretty easy to earn miles if you fly international J a lot. :) But, as soon as I stop flying for work as much (and lose Diamond), I'll probably drop the platinum card ...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 10393

Re: Your longest flight

JNB -> ATL: 8,449 on DL 77L in J class ATL <-> DXB: 7,595 on DL 77L in J class ATL -> ICN: 7,177 on KE 77W in J class ATL <-> NRT: 6,844 on DL 77L in J class (5x times) LHR -> CAN: 5,709 on CZ 789 in J class JFK <-> TLV: 5,671 on DL 777 in J class ATL <-> FCO: 5,030 on DL A330 & 764 in J class (...

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by ALTF4
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 53384

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

The DL/AF CDG flight seems indeed to work very well. I flew it again this week (1st time since the upgauge to 763) and it was packed (full in J and overbooked by 6 seats in Y). That's good and bad. I flew it the week before you, and on the way out, J had 5 seats empty (with 6 people upgraded from Y...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Making things right" - How's WF Bank doing?
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: "Making things right" - How's WF Bank doing?

It's a step in the right direction, but they lost my trust and respect forever. Something like what was going on has no excuse; it shouldn't take being "caught" to fix that. Employees who left and tried to say something about it were marginalized. That means people above them knew what was...

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by ALTF4
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice
Replies: 43
Views: 2071

Re: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

Holy hell.

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by ALTF4
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice
Replies: 43
Views: 2071

Re: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

ALTF4 wrote:
Unfortunately, this will only serve to fuel already partisan and very divided situations in the US political scene. No doubt both parties, the left, and the right, will use this to prove their points of view.


A.net didn't disappoint. 2 of the 3 first replies add more to the fuel.

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