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by N312RC
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow
Replies: 62
Views: 8856

Re: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow

Interesting that DL slams the use of a vendor for deicing in SEA, but contracts the same vendor (IDS) in DTW.... At DTW, DL mainline is deiced by DL mainline. There are two pads and a myriad of closed bucket trucks, all DL owned. IDS at DTW sprays a bunch of airlines, including DL connection carrie...

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by N312RC
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to end Ready Reserve in July 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 14478

Re: Delta to end Ready Reserve in July 2021

I started at Delta nearly 12 years ago under the RR program, and here are my views: - I knew exactly what I was getting into when I took the job. It was clearly explained and I worked with a lot of people (students, retirees), who felt the position was perfect for them. The scheduling was extremely ...

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by N312RC
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 3Q20 Financials
Replies: 52
Views: 8189

Re: United 3Q20 Financials

I don't think you can characterize UA's results as better than DL. Excluding DL's restructuring charges of over 5B, DL had a 1,041M operating loss compared to UA's operating loss of 1,615M. UA also had higher non-operating losses. I'd also add that 3B of DL's charges are for buyouts, UA did substan...

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by N312RC
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: concourse B at JAX
Replies: 11
Views: 2244

Re: concourse B at JAX

Following a 95% decline in passenger volumes because of COVID-19, Jacksonville International Airport is postponing its Concourse B expansion. “The way things are going and the way they pick back up, we hope to get that program back on track, possibly as soon as three years from now,” said Jacksonvil...

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by N312RC
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was SkyBus ahead of its time?
Replies: 100
Views: 15040

Re: Was SkyBus ahead of its time?

I would be interested to see any evidence you have for that statement. The failure of SkyBus? OK, let's understand what you mean by "Americans were not ready for the Ryanair model" because you could mean many things. So please explain what you mean. Well this one is simple. You ever been ...

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by N312RC
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was SkyBus ahead of its time?
Replies: 100
Views: 15040

Re: Was SkyBus ahead of its time?

Nobody would have thought Belleville IL to Fort Walton Beach would be so successful that they upgraded it from 2x weekly to 2x daily within a matter of months I would've. People in the Midwest see going to Florida as higher calling. True, I guess they took advantage of the untapped demand. Florida ...

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by N312RC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL - EYW No More 737?
Replies: 38
Views: 4963

Re: ATL - EYW No More 737?

Was it DL or Airtran that made EYW a captain-only airport? More to-the-point, do we know which carriers consider it to be so? Or do all the airlines flying 100+ seaters in there consider it to be captain-only? Eagle (Vail) is another one where the larger aircraft are captain-only, and I've never fl...

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by N312RC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 48796

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

How did DL have the ability to cut hours under CARES? The CARES Act only mentions wages, not hours worked. Delta kept everyone's base rates at 100%, and just cut their hours. It's semantics/parsing the language, but... As someone who’s been furloughed twice in my airline career, it’s nice to have a...

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by N312RC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 48796

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Oh, this is going to be interesting... I guess if you shuffle them in to positions they don’t like and they quit, you can still claim that you didn’t furlough any... Or, you could have no job. In a pandemic as serious as 1918. Keep your health insurance. Keep some income coming in the door. I think...

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by N312RC
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 333405

Re: AA Announces DAB-DFW/PHL

jfklganyc wrote:
Antarius wrote:
DAB = Daytona Beach

I had to google it, so figured I'd save others who didn't know :)


Most famous flight school in the world on the field.

I think this forum knows DAB well :)


Friends don’t let friends become Riddle Rats.

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by N312RC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 16641

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

I love it when someone on airliners who is usually named “Fly(smallstation)” gets upset because their grandfather/father/etc/whatever worked for/lived in/saw Ferris pass out at 31 flavors at/etc/whatever and is mad because the ERJ/CRJ/Metro/Brasilia/wherever flying out of their burg/city/town/whatev...

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by N312RC
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 12282

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

2 people for a machine carrying 200+ lives is too expensive for airline industry huh? Even today, Airlines barely get any sympathies from the general public due to charging for petty things. This will cause a complete mistrust between people and airlines. Then the general public of which you are ar...

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by N312RC
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 15334

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

One thing people seem to forget about on these boards is that you can’t simply say demand is down this percent, therefore we must cut this percent of staffing. It’s a delicate balance in an extremely difficult time. Cut too much and you give up market share if things unexpectedly come back. Not to m...

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by N312RC
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 275347

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

I was on DL88 this morning. I have to say I was disappointed in some of the behavior of aviation enthusiasts on this flight. A number of younger basically exclusively males wearing no face covering, or wearing it but around their neck talking loudly. This is a confined space during a pandemic when ...

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by N312RC
Sat May 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14697

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

You are absolutely correct, when I think back to when I first started with United on the ramp, we had 2 dayshifts, 2 afternoon shifts, and midnight shift. There was one supervisor in each zone on days and afternoons, while midnights had 2 supervisors for the entire ramp operation. There were only 2...

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by N312RC
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 21378

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

Compare this cabin to the Oasis cabin being installed on AA’s A321 fleet. About as clear a difference as you can possibly illustrate between management styles/ideas.

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by N312RC
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL60/01JAN GIG-ATL N154DL double diversion
Replies: 28
Views: 8611

Re: DL60/01JAN GIG-ATL N154DL double diversion

Zealots on one side who have an axe to grind against Delta because they are mad about that thing that happened 27 years ago that Delta did to them. Zealots on the other side who have drank so much blue Delta kool-aid over the years that the company could probably literally screw them and they’d happ...

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by N312RC
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub
Replies: 21
Views: 3368

Re: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub

While I do not expect DL to serve destinations other than its hubs or focus cities nonstop from CLT, DL adding CLT-BOS, CLT-LAX, and CLT-SEA nonstop service are possibilities as DL has hubs at BOS, LAX, and SEA. You're ignoring the level of competition. AA's 7x frequency (Friday) on CLT-LAX makes i...

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by N312RC
Fri May 24, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 17798

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

Looks to me like the captain and dispatcher painted themselves into a corner and DCA became the only option. Where I am, DCA is closed to diversions unless the aircraft is in dire emergency, due to enhanced security procedures put in place after 9/11. I'd assume United is the same way, but it got do...

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by N312RC
Wed May 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)
Replies: 23
Views: 11067

Re: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)

Going anywhere on opening day is just asking for trouble. Couple that with the fact that New York City is an extremely tough environment for large construction projects (from building codes, to labor laws, to union contracts, to cost overruns, the list goes on and on). Never ever plan on anything op...

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by N312RC
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight
Replies: 42
Views: 6924

Re: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight

All it takes is one airport closure after the "point of no return", and the plane and its passengers & crew are out of luck. Remember the great San Diego power outage of 2011? For seven hours, no one was able to figure out how to turn the lights in this county back on, and SAN was clo...

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by N312RC
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight
Replies: 42
Views: 6924

Re: AI completes despatch with no alternate destination B787 flight

I cant speak for flight planning requirements in other countries, but every domestic US flight is dispatched with 45 minutes of "reserve" fuel automatically built into the flight plan. You can't ever "plan" to use that fuel, but it it is there should you arrive at your destinatio...

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by N312RC
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 46488

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Woah there fanboy, calm down.

My point is that they're frankly a hulking monolith that refuses to innovate. Great product for DAL-AMA, not so great for BWI-OAK.

How many other airlines have declared maintenance emergencies lately?

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by N312RC
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 46488

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

While I realize that ETOPS are a completely different ballgame, SAN-HNL/OGG is only slightly longer a distance than SAN-BWI, and the ability of the proper 737 to fly to the islands has been proven over a period of many years and many operators, The operations manuals are out there, and I have no do...

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by N312RC
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight number question
Replies: 36
Views: 3799

Re: What’s in a Delta flight number?

Is there any rhyme or reason to the mainline flight numbers on domestic flights? For example, many but not all MSP-ATL flights are 28xx; MSP-DTW has a lot of 22xx, 23xx, and 25xx; MSP-LGA is 19xx, 21xx, 22xx; MSP-LAX is 12xx, 13xx, 14xx, 15xx; but MSP-SEA doesn't seem to have any particular pattern...

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by N312RC
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is baggage handling technologically still fairly outdated?
Replies: 32
Views: 3455

Re: Baggage stuck in 1960s

To the guy who said baggage was free in the 1960s: not. Do some research before spouting off. JFK LAX in the sixties was like $800 for coach in today’s money, If you were lucky. Spirit will fly you across the country for what, $150? You, the consumer, demanded it. Stop complaining and pay $30 for yo...

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by N312RC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN’s "Tomorrowland" livery
Replies: 18
Views: 7381

Re: BN's "Tomorrowland" livery

Nice livery, but clicked on this expecting to see something related to Braniff!

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by N312RC
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s IFE situation
Replies: 23
Views: 6399

Re: Delta’s IFE situation

....unless your own system has four times the resolution of the IFE panels, and movies that you prefer to the current catalog on board. My own system has all of that and I still prefer the ire . I’m on the plane now as we speak. It’s just more convenient to me. Speaking of ire on DL, one of the rea...

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by N312RC
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement
Replies: 21
Views: 5351

Re: AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement

Well in airline parlance, we have drunk and disorderly pax who do the same on an almost monthly basis and most are never even charged in a court of law or held responsible for the financial loss or the inconvenience of the other pax on that flight or the others downstream waiting for the delay a/c....

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by N312RC
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 10373

Re: AA 319 EOW

Someone at AA can correct me if I am wrong, but where I am these particular aircraft are equipped with life rafts, a pyrotechnic signaling device, an ELT, and life preservers. This allows the aircraft to operate further from shore (up to 162 nm) and typically (in the case of airlines such as AA or D...

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by N312RC
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 17152

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

MD88's can fly RNAV SIDs, STARs, and enroute. Just cant shoot RNAV approaches since they don't have GPS.

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by N312RC
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 5013

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

L-AA used to fly MIA-RSW with the old Executive ATR-72 fleet. If I remember correctly, at a time, the route was flown up to 6x a day (in the early 2000s). When the ATR's went away, MIA-RSW went with them.

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by N312RC
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sairenade--Kenny G Sets The Flight To Music On DL TPA-LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: Sairenade--Kenny G Sets The Flight To Music On AA TPA-LAX

It was a Delta flight, not an AA flight.

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by N312RC
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MSY Terminal Food/Retail Vendors Announced
Replies: 24
Views: 2306

Re: New MSY Terminal Food/Retail Vendors Announced

I don't know if its' still there, but a while back the current terminal had an outpost of Cafe du Monde serving beignets. Will those delightful greasy, pillowy, sweet pieces of Heaven be available in the new terminal? I second this... Right next to the DL ticket counter in the current terminal is a...

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by N312RC
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???
Replies: 34
Views: 11295

Re: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???

All I am saying is that if it was there, it was never regularly scheduled. It was/is one of the following:

1) A charter
2) An equipment substitution
3) A tech stop from JNB.

Other than when they were first ordered when it was brief, they've never been 'scheduled' into SJU, ala LIM.

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by N312RC
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???
Replies: 34
Views: 11295

Re: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???

No 777 service to SJU. The plane you're probably seeing on flightaware etc. is the occasional tech stop JNB-ATL.

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by N312RC
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 321593

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Wow, I've been visiting this website for just about half of my entire lifespan... Im 30 now, I don't post much anymore, but still love to read. You guys really screwed this site up. It's generic now. It's hard to read. The forums are hard to read. Tons of white space. Bad color palette. What were yo...

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by N312RC
Tue May 26, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines 777 Retrofit First Class
Replies: 18
Views: 10997

RE: American Airlines 777 Retrofit First Class

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Max752" class="quote" target="_blank">Max752</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Warm Nut Service+Beverages As always, A...

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by N312RC
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd USAir Flights @ STL
Replies: 2
Views: 2272

RE: Odd USAir Flights @ STL

You are looking at through flights. US449 is <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>-<acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (Municipal) (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>-<acronym title="Boise - Air Terminal / Gowen ...

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by N312RC
Sat May 24, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN FL Merger Continues To Give JAX Away To DL
Replies: 42
Views: 9008

RE: WN FL Merger Continues To Give JAX Away To DL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/laca773" class="quote" target="_blank">laca773</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL<...

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by N312RC
Thu May 08, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying The Golden Lotus In Business To Danang
Replies: 21
Views: 13506

RE: Flying The Golden Lotus In Business To Danang

That's not a DL 77L, thats an A330-200.

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by N312RC
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Eliminating 240 Employees In Canada
Replies: 65
Views: 12855

RE: UA Eliminating 240 Employees In Canada

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/coairman" class="quote" target="_blank">coairman</a> (<a href="#58" class="quote">Reply 58</a>):<br/><i>I know this is a bit off topic.... Delta...

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by N312RC
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Exciting KLM World Business Class To Toronto
Replies: 52
Views: 33372

RE: Exciting KLM World Business Class To Toronto

No, there's no standalone lounge in AMS. The Crown Lounges are it.

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by N312RC
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 Overwing Exit Slide Deployed At LIH W/PIC
Replies: 46
Views: 20243

RE: AA 757 Overwing Exit Slide Deployed At LIH W/PIC

I would suspect AA uses United line MX there like everyone else does for ETOPS checks...

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by N312RC
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Diversions At CSG 6/13/12
Replies: 19
Views: 4468

RE: ATL Diversions At CSG 6/13/12

I was on DL73 <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> yesterday (B76ER) that diverted to <acronym t...

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by N312RC
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do The Airlines Ever Issue Internal Groundstops?
Replies: 9
Views: 4787

RE: Do The Airlines Ever Issue Internal Groundstops?

US Airways used to ground stop itself in PHL due to extreme ramp congestion in times of IROP. Don't know if that's still the case.

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by N312RC
Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: December Self-Pic Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 13621

RE: December Self-Pic Thread

In Madrid:

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by N312RC
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-Pic November 2010
Replies: 89
Views: 10853

RE: Self-Pic November 2010

Bored on my way home from work..

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by N312RC
Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which New Interstate Routes Should Be Built?
Replies: 103
Views: 7344

RE: Which New Interstate Routes Should Be Built?

I vote for a new interstate connecting Jacksonville, FL with Gainesville and Ocala along the lines of US-301. Anyone that has driven this route will understand what I'm saying.

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