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by ORDJOE
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL denied loan package
Replies: 36
Views: 15437

Re: EL AL set to collapse

It was my understanding that El Al wasnt doing all too good during the 2010s, while they have restructured they probably arent the best position to weather a storm like this. I do think they would prop them up or something, they would not just let it go under.

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by ORDJOE
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would India - (mainland) Europe flights perform purely on O&D traffic?
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: How would India - (mainland) Europe flights perform purely on O&D traffic?

I dont have the numbers but the UK likely good, very large population and ties there If anything else too business travel between BOM and london

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by ORDJOE
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W
Replies: 25
Views: 6898

Re: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W

Why isn't the MLE service year round? Cannot believe it wouldn't be profitable. Are BA just being stingy and saving metal for other "more prestigious" routes? Likely similar to the caribbean it is just much more popular go to in the winter vs the summer when it is already warm at home. As...

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by ORDJOE
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4306

Re: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020

[twoid][/twoid] Didn't they fly via BCN the last time they flew to ORD? When did they pull out? They last pulled out june 2013 as I was booked on them to go to bcn. About 2 weeks before they called me and rebooked me on klm as they threw I the towel. Fares were pretty good ord-bcn about 350 each way...

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by ORDJOE
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7564

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

I'm not sure what's weirder: the fact a U.S. carrier once flew to Iran, or that the same carrier also flew to Pakistan Before the revolution we had extensive ties with Iran and Tehran was a bustling city that was properly the most developed and cosmopolitan of Middle East cities at the time. The. T...

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by ORDJOE
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

Re: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?

VS gets more leisure traffic, SIN isnt really a leisure destination. At the end of the day why does anyone do what they do.... money either not enough or more can be had elsewhere

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by ORDJOE
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds JFK - IAH
Replies: 36
Views: 7910

Re: Delta adds JFK - IAH

IAH is a much weaker market than people think. The general decline of the oil industry has reduced international service. There’s just not enough room for DL to have a larger operation. It’s not like DFW where there was already an existing DL FF base left over from the hub days. The oil industry ha...

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by ORDJOE
Thu May 09, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 6142

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

AA only flies one daily long haul international flight out of ORD year round, which is LHR. NRT is only 3 weekly UA has NRT, PVG, PEK, HKG, GRU, FRA, MUC, LHR, AMS, BRU. Plus 100+ daily flights per day It is truly shocking how minuscule AA's international footprint at ORD is compared to UA. You nee...

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by ORDJOE
Thu May 09, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 6142

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

AA only flies one daily long haul international flight out of ORD year round, which is LHR. NRT is only 3 weekly UA has NRT, PVG, PEK, HKG, GRU, FRA, MUC, LHR, AMS, BRU. Plus 100+ daily flights per day It is truly shocking how minuscule AA's international footprint at ORD is compared to UA. CX and ...

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by ORDJOE
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 22506

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

I actually had an appreciation for those 767s 5 across in coach I will take that with the 80s cabin over the 10 across 777 where the seats do not actually recline

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by ORDJOE
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cause of returns/diversions
Replies: 9
Views: 1406

Re: Cause of returns/diversions

My guess pax related about 98 medical 1% alcohol 1% other

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by ORDJOE
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14541

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

I am all for the airline. They are not babysitters nurses caretakers custodians etc they fly from A to B given this ladies multiple medical problems and likely diminished capacity she should not have been flying alone. The family should have been accompanying instead of letting the airline step in t...

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by ORDJOE
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crew hotels in destinations such as MLE/SEZ
Replies: 27
Views: 4093

Re: Crew hotels in destinations such as MLE/SEZ

I know of where several airline crews stays in downtown houston without even reading into it, you just seem them. It isnt exactly top secret of where this people stay.

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by ORDJOE
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical aircraft retirements
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Historical aircraft retirements

There is often something but usually not something that crazy. Sometimes usually like cake and punch at the gate maybe some cheap trinket souvenir. Allegiant given how cost consious they are I am betting it will be very minimal. If you do want these flights book early as I understand they fill up.

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by ORDJOE
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?
Replies: 28
Views: 5527

Re: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?

UA857 wrote:
Did United need modified 747-400s to fly JFK-HKG?


Some one posted an old seat map on a recent post and ua had 2 configurations of 747 one was premium heavy the other regular 3 class. The premium heavy was apparently used on this route

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by ORDJOE
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 5142

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

The delta oil refinery, Jal and Ana had r century (maybe still do) hotels. At least in the us conglomeration is less of a thing. Jack Welch of GE praised the mindset for a company to do a business they should be at top, find out how to get to the the top or close it. Why expose more risk in a busine...

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by ORDJOE
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16406

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

If this saved $10 from the price of a ticket vs a windowed cabin people would forget windows to save a few bucks I am sure. The unfortunate state of air travel

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by ORDJOE
Thu May 31, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 69
Views: 8589

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

PIT is still a fair drive to Niagara falls, just odd of how Chinese tourists would want to spend much time there. Not much unique, no special shopping. I guess the flight 93 museum and the mountain scenery.

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by ORDJOE
Mon May 21, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 11330

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

Seems like a general theme of larger secondary cities and heavy tourist cities

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by ORDJOE
Fri May 04, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Contract Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee
Replies: 35
Views: 13309

Re: F9 Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee

I lived in philly for 4 years and what the ramp jobs are heavily infested with gangs? interesting are other areas like this in the airport. I guess background checks are not full proof

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by ORDJOE
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 4577

Re: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?

If you mean smaller airports like Eagle/Vail, for instance, and not the major hubs (DEN, SLC and larger stations) the issue is irregular operations, a small market for low cost carriers (skiing is generally an expensive sport), and weekly, not daily flights exposed to operational issues when wx is ...

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by ORDJOE
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: IAH Operations?
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: IAH Operations?

The best area on rankinroad might still be closed due to a security breach back in fall. Search Facebook for Houston spotters it is an active group th y can tell bett r than I can

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by ORDJOE
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11
Replies: 42
Views: 5551

Re: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11

Well, the past 7-8 days for Chicago and Detroit has been one of the snowiest weeks we've seen in several years. Not so much the amount, but it literally snowed every day and sometimes for 12-18 hours at a time. They've probably had to apply Type IV on 75% of their departures in the past week. Not a...

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by ORDJOE
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's success @ DEN
Replies: 5
Views: 3990

Re: Lufthansa's success @ DEN

A lot of tech in CO . Any national parks get a fair amount of european tourists. Plus skiing there top notch.

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by ORDJOE
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 38
Views: 5784

Re: Global US hubs?

Given that many secondary cities in JP and the PRC can be reached by 757 and nearly all of East Asia by 767 from ANC I often wondered if ANC would have worked as a North America to Asia hub. I think a mini hub in ANC might have worked for a bit the alliances would have likely still killed that. Yes...

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by ORDJOE
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now
Replies: 29
Views: 4135

Re: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now

It never made sense to me why they have a hub at JFK which is a little over a 100 miles from PHL. NYC is its whole unique situation. NYC and London are sort of the "capital cities" of the world each with enough to fill its own. PHL gets enough of its own feed from south Jersey Delaware an...

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by ORDJOE
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 10268

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

I'm curious, has anyone ever tried this? Buy a refundable ticket, go through security, don't get on plane, leave, get your money back on the REFUNDABLE ticket. I personally have not but I knew of old coworkers who have to be able to meet with clients at the Admirals club and the like briefly. My gu...

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by ORDJOE
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLAs for Short Haul?
Replies: 26
Views: 3858

Re: VLAs for Short Haul?

This keeps coming up with the theory we cant really expand airports or the skies are too congested so Widebodies will start doing shorthaul. Probably at some point it will happen, but no where near that. At ORD almost went the opposite in that many many RJs replaced mainline.

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by ORDJOE
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Terrified of flying
Replies: 48
Views: 8975

Re: Terrified of flying

So right off the bat if a plane crashes you have about a 96% chance of surviving it per data from this article. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/5402342.stm Engine fires are extremely rare usually from what is called an uncontained engine failure where pieces of the engine break off, extr...

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by ORDJOE
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear
Replies: 50
Views: 10828

Re: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear

'I am Colombian, and I have to say this is shameful and embarrassing. That is why we will never get rid of the 'drug dealer' stigma we carry wherever we go How cynical of you. I mean, the USA tries to sell the idea of capitalism abroad. You know, supply and demand. And there is a DEMAND for this ma...

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by ORDJOE
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights
Replies: 109
Views: 17174

Re: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights

Not that long ago Aeromexico and Mexicana would have flights that would leave at 1 or 2am guessing get into mexico like 5am. Obviously the Mexicana flights are no more not sure if AM does those late flights anymore

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by ORDJOE
Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?
Replies: 58
Views: 8990

Re: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?

Back while my Grandma was still around we went to MCO yearly Jan 2-5 ish for her birthday and I usually saw a 762 sitting there, not sure if it was going to PHL CLT or PHX (last trip we made was 2012) but I saw it a lot. As for if that was seasonal (Christmas school break Disney world is at its high...

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by ORDJOE
Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 flat-bed business?
Replies: 7
Views: 2457

Re: 737 flat-bed business?

NH has an all J 737 I believe. You can fit a 2-2 type configuration in a 737

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by ORDJOE
Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any experiences with Air China
Replies: 26
Views: 3343

Re: Any experiences with Air China

I flew J PVG-PEK on an A343 3 years ago. Couple of observations. The FAs do not really know English very well, but to be fair it was a domestic flight so not surprised. The food was decent, alcohol was awful, only budwiser or some bad wine. This is the flagship domestic route in a premium cabin. At ...

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by ORDJOE
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports With Air Service To 49 States
Replies: 33
Views: 8969

RE: US Airports With Air Service To 49 States

FWIW <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (Orchard Field) (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> and <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (Municipal / Air Park) (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> would have had all 50 until last year with Frontier going to Wilmingto...

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by ORDJOE
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEL-DXB Diverted To SYD, Lands 8 Hours Later
Replies: 15
Views: 11461

RE: MEL-DXB Diverted To SYD, Lands 8 Hours Later

I will have to say I never read those threads they get too huge

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by ORDJOE
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Self-Cleaning Lav Prototype
Replies: 16
Views: 6292

RE: Boeing's Self-Cleaning Lav Prototype

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>When it comes out it's sterile; but not ...

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by ORDJOE
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Ending Brisbane-Honolulu
Replies: 7
Views: 7316

RE: Jetstar Ending Brisbane-Honolulu

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/homsar" class="quote" target="_blank">homsar</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>I wouldn't worry. Those catch-all threads hide...

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by ORDJOE
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Self-Cleaning Lav Prototype
Replies: 16
Views: 6292

RE: Boeing's Self-Cleaning Lav Prototype

Wont do much. Urine is theoretically sterile (assume no urinary tract infection) if if you piss all over the lav then this light will do nothing. People seem to forget that bathrooms have less germs than a lot of other places. Your phone, the door handle, the ice they use for the drinks, far more mi...

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by ORDJOE
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could We See A380s @ SXM In The Future?
Replies: 47
Views: 11181

RE: Could We See A380s @ SXM In The Future?

If anything else the premium set up would big a big road block. I thought the birds that AF sends are in a leisure configuration with minimal J to go from that to a high J with a proper F cabin. The KLM birds too are in a lowerish J content.

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by ORDJOE
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could WN Move To DFW, IAH, And ORD?
Replies: 24
Views: 6033

RE: Could WN Move To DFW, IAH, And ORD?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jcwr56" class="quote" target="_blank">jcwr56</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>People are forgetting that little area calle...

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by ORDJOE
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways To Start Baghdad To Washington
Replies: 33
Views: 16146

RE: Iraqi Airways To Start Baghdad To Washington

6220 miles per GC map, so not ULH. IDK might work if this is some govt subsidized thing but I am not holding my breath on this

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by ORDJOE
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Graveyard Question
Replies: 6
Views: 5283

RE: Aircraft Graveyard Question

It would be highly unlikely that you could roam the place like an automobile junkyard and pluck the part you wanted. If you know what you want, then it is very easy to order it

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by ORDJOE
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't Allegiant Air Get New Planes?
Replies: 37
Views: 11544

RE: Why Doesn't Allegiant Air Get New Planes?

Allegiant markets to the bottom barrel traveler who will take on long risky connections in order to save $10 on a flight, or are from an obscure market that they really do not have any other option. Neither of these groups are going to be swayed much by flying on an old MD

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by ORDJOE
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Sending Traffic Through CX & Not *alliance?
Replies: 19
Views: 4977

RE: AC Sending Traffic Through CX & Not *alliance?

There are many airlines that codeshare with non alliance partners. JAL codeshares with <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> and a number of other Skyteam and *A airlines. <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> codeshares with <acronym title="China Eastern Airlines">MU</acronym> and <ac...

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by ORDJOE
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Caesars Still Running Charters?
Replies: 24
Views: 7103

RE: Is Caesars Still Running Charters?

These are most likely in a standard configuration. The people on these flights are mid end customers, they provide more revenue then many customers but are not super high rollers, think of a few thousand to gamble with over a weekend (for people who gamble that is really not that much money). Any mu...

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by ORDJOE
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines To Start PEK-TLV
Replies: 16
Views: 5824

RE: Hainan Airlines To Start PEK-TLV

I sort of view <acronym title="Tel Aviv (-Jaffa) - Ben Gurion (Lod) (TLV / LLBG), Israel">TLV</acronym> as like <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. It is not the biggest city in the world, but has a whole lot going for it. High end tourism, te...

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by ORDJOE
Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Y Meals On US East Coast-Hawaii Flights
Replies: 45
Views: 7422

RE: Y Meals On US East Coast-Hawaii Flights

It is a sign of the times. People will go through anything to save a few dollars on a plane ticket. The market has spoken long ago that people would rather save $5 on a ticket then get a meal on board. Plus most meals were probably getting wasted. Heck people are willing to make risky connections or...

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by ORDJOE
Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does DL Have A KE 744?
Replies: 29
Views: 13826

RE: Why Does DL Have A KE 744?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/larshjort" class="quote" target="_blank">larshjort</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>In order to remove a part from an airc...

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by ORDJOE
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mr Trump's 757 Now Blocked On Flightaware
Replies: 37
Views: 14788

RE: Mr Trump's 757 Now Blocked On Flightaware

Is there any sort of work around to track this VIP flights, the data is going to the FAA one way or the other. Sheer curiosity

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