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by danman132x
Fri May 22, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155074

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Link to twitter with a video clip from a security camera. Plane was losing height quickly. Prayers for the victims and their families. Sad day. https://twitter.com/GFarooqi/status/1263858937138483200?s=20 This video is so chilling. All crash videos are.. The thoughts going through everyone's mind k...

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by danman132x
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211661

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

I have a trip in May also going to Germany. Who knows how this will play out by then, but it genuinely has me worried. I'm going there to visit elderly family and definitely don't want to give them this virus. How does delta typically handle this stuff given cancelations? Straight up refunds or just...

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by danman132x
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22387

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Delta's CEO weighs in with his opinion that people should ask before reclining. https://www.businessinsider.com/delta-ceo-ed-bastian-passengers-should-ask-permission-before-reclining-2020-2 Was just about to post the same thing. This is great from him, totally agree. Have a little discretion and if...

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by danman132x
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22387

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Being 6'5" and flying does not mix well for me. I would never resort to this behavior, but I definitely feel for the man. Airlines should not have reclining seats. It would solve all of these problems once and for all. Sometimes we don't have a choice but to fly, such as international, and once...

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by danman132x
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk
Replies: 56
Views: 9165

Re: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk

Slowest evacuation ever. Sure lets all just take our sweet time, open the overhead bins and grab all our stuff. Makes me so angry seeing people do this.. In every single evacuation you see. You never know when something can go downhill quick, fuel can catch fire in an instant and lives can be lost. ...

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by danman132x
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49648

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Brake to Vacate would basically say "You are having a laugh mate!" Does B have any plans for a similar system? ROW/ROP are Airbus patented products that they have offered to Boeing however they have declined. Honeywell does have SmartRunway and SmartLanding that is available for the 737 h...

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by danman132x
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211661

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

Can the entire border actually be closed? I mean theoretically yes, but in practice? I have flights booked to Europe in May and fear things may change now if they block off any flights leaving or coming into the country.

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by danman132x
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are US airport display screens so different from everywhere else?
Replies: 37
Views: 2076

Re: Why are US airport display screens so different from everywhere else?

The use of the 24 hour clock is rare in the US outside of the Airline business and the military Rare enough that many people not only don’t understand it but they call it ‘military time’ !! We also use it almost exclusively in the Healthcare field. At least both hospitals I have worked at. A radiol...

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by danman132x
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745274

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

here is a transcript from the txt msgs...yeah, it looks bad. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6497959-Boeing-Text-Messages.html "I basically lied to the relgulators" "The MCAS is going rampant on me in the simulators" "Its trimming itself like crazy" Its actuall...

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by danman132x
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta introduces Skymiles Select. Main cabin 1 boarding
Replies: 7
Views: 4224

Delta introduces Skymiles Select. Main cabin 1 boarding

https://www.delta.com/us/en/skymiles/skymiles-select Just saw this last night, Delta introducing a product called skymiles select, where the main benefit is main cabin 1 boarding. While technically 6, it's going to make finding overhead bin space even tougher than it is. You also get free drink vouc...

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by danman132x
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Warning for those going to Disney for the new Star Wars land: TSA has just banned the themed Coke bottles sold there
Replies: 11
Views: 3452

Re: Warning for those going to Disney for the new Star Wars land: TSA has just banned the themed Coke bottles sold there

If these are empty and you take the "detonator" style cap off, then it really shouldn't be a problem i would assume. Then you have the basic Christmas ornament bottle design and keep the cap separate cause it just has a few plastic lines in it.

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by danman132x
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 9305

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

https://youtu.be/TUW89U1aRRI

Imagine some untrained animal has a dump in the cabin and the owner is just as ignorant. Everyone would have to smell that crap the whole flight.
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Remember this? https://youtu.be/TUW89U1aRRI

Imagine some untrained animal has a dump in the cabin and the owner is just as ignorant. Everyone would have to smell that crap the whole flight.

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by danman132x
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 9305

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

This is kind of upsetting to me. At least airlines are able to individually choose, but I believe a blanket ban is better. The "emotional support" animal excuse has gotten way out of hand. Are people really that soft in this day and age that everyone needs "emotional" support? Wh...

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by danman132x
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 6531

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

I'm 6'5" myself and would have gladly given up a comfort + for a cramped Y seat for about 8 hours. Would've paid for my entire airfare basically.

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by danman132x
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 17480

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I'm not a smoker but I totally think these rooms should stay in place. I've never noticed smoke smell leaking out from them. Not as many people smoke anymore, but I know a few and when they need their cigs, they NEED them. Talk about them getting stressed out, shaky etc. We need to let these people ...

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by danman132x
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bhutan Airlines and Paro airport's incredible dangerous approach
Replies: 9
Views: 5516

Re: Bhutan Airlines and Paro airport's incredible dangerous approach

Thank you for sharing. Really enjoyed this trip report, something unique for sure. Would love to visit here, amazing scenery. That landing video was incredible.

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by danman132x
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Delta A350 cockpit flying lesson and Delta One Suite
Replies: 1
Views: 2036

Re: *Video Only* Delta A350 cockpit flying lesson and Delta One Suite

Thank you for sharing. Such an advanced cockpit!

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by danman132x
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 250241

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Just noticed delta took off the A350 from the atl to ams route in August from flight 70/71. Almost booked that particular one, but just going to be on the A330 instead

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by danman132x
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta removed A350 from Amsterdam route in August I see, DL 71
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Delta removed A350 from Amsterdam route in August I see, DL 71

Have my flights booked returning in August and noticed they no longer have the A350 for flight 71. I think the other way was DL 70. I'm always checking flights near that day I'm returning and was Delta 71. I'm on Delta 75 which wasn't the A350 to begin with, but if I was scheduled to return on an A3...

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by danman132x
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50595

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Not looking forward to traveling from ATL to FRA or AMS narrow body, which would fit these new planes perfectly Just curious: why not ? Wouldn't your seat area be basically the same ?? I could be wrong, but perhaps your comment touches on an unspoken assumption among most commercial passengers whic...

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by danman132x
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50595

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

The NMA would be wonderful for passengers, but the reality is that the market just isn't there. The long-range narrowbody is here- and it is here to stay. Lower capacity point-to-point routes will be handled with narrowbodies. Higher capacity point-to-point and long haul routes (>10 hours) will be ...

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by danman132x
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 5575

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

Flew US Airways a couple times to Germany and back. Had good service and they were nice, but very no frills from what I recall on my flights.

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by danman132x
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30215

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Hoping we get one VPS-ATL eventually!

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by danman132x
Mon May 06, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157197

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

https://youtu.be/9tEwozrlSt8
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There's a new video I have not seen posted yet in review of the board. Inside landing video, still in motion:

https://youtu.be/9tEwozrlSt8

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by danman132x
Sun May 05, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157197

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

It makes me so angry knowing more lives could have been saved if people weren't so damn selfish and taking their overhead luggage!! There needs to be a law implemented for this asap! And make it known in the preflight safety demonstration and video, over and over, that during an emergency you DO NOT...

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by danman132x
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384712

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Looks really good, I like it. Much better than their current livery. Pretty professional looking. Painting the engines is nice, Lufthansa could learn a lesson here...

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by danman132x
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women
Replies: 68
Views: 10660

Re: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women

As an xray tech, I can confirm these hairstyles, long thick dread like structures and nests on top of the head obscure the image quite a bit. If they cause artifacts on the image, I can guarantee these millimeter waves don't penetrate deep into the hair and stuff could easily be hidden inside. There...

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by danman132x
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.
Replies: 26
Views: 2843

Re: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.

Best: takeoff roll and sound, window views, airports, everything flying for the most part, watching planes. Worst: people who close window shades right away, even for takeoff and landing, people who recline their seats, being 6'5" tall and being crammed in economy with butt to the back and knee...

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by danman132x
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much do you drink on board ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2581

Re: How much do you drink on board ?

Almost nothing. Never alcohol, and maybe a cup water or ginger ale. Have to use the restroom too much when drinking, and there was this one flight I was on already going into descent where I really had to pee and had to wait until we disembarked. Almost lost it there lol

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by danman132x
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *VIDEO only* Concorde & TU-144 Museum Germany (inside Supersonics)
Replies: 3
Views: 3795

Re: *VIDEO only* Concorde & TU-144 Museum Germany (inside Supersonics)

Great museum! Been there once myself, thanks for sharing!

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by danman132x
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 22447

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

I'm happy about this. Being 6'5" it's great news for taller people especially with my knees already jammed in the seat in front of me. Recline isn't that great anyways and this may cut down arguments over recline in the cabin. Get rid of it altogether in all planes

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by danman132x
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350
Replies: 64
Views: 10000

Re: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350

This is amazing! I really hope I get lucky and they change my plane to an A350 on my return flight. Doing flight 70 August 18th atl to ams, but returning Sept 17th Delta flight 75. Please be the A350 on that one!

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by danman132x
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?
Replies: 53
Views: 5400

Re: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?

Not too happy with this as I'm part German and visit family there a lot, but it's only 7 euros and I don't have a criminal record. Just more red tape. What I'm curious about is how to file for it once it comes out. Right now it has an example stating if you travel from Germany to Belgium to Austria,...

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by danman132x
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lufthansa 747-8, Premium Economy FRA-JFK
Replies: 19
Views: 16708

Re: Lufthansa 747-8, Premium Economy FRA-JFK

Thank you for the trip report. Enjoyed it very much, especially anything flying out of Germany.

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by danman132x
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 4593

Re: Hillary 2020

No! Not Hillary again. This is a sure fire way we will lose again to Trump. We need a new frontrunner!

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by danman132x
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 41248

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Pretty good video, also surprised how slow they are getting out. Unless they are all exiting the port side. Looks as if the whole rear of the plane is filled with water, id be getting out for sure. Hope they find the missing person.

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by danman132x
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees
Replies: 28
Views: 2553

Re: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees

The crap about all this is that if ONE company raises a fee on something, they all follow suit. That's the biggest problem here. All these fee increases, and I don't see ticket prices going down either. Look at "basic economy". They claim its to lower prices for people who don't travel wit...

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by danman132x
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33460

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

So plain!! Extremely boring. Maybe blue engines would've helped somewhat and making the crane in a golden color would've been nice also.

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by danman132x
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Debris falls from Delta flight experiencing engine issue over Nashville
Replies: 23
Views: 4861

Re: Debris falls from Delta flight experiencing engine issue over Nashville

Quotes like this kind of tick me off. Completely uneducated about aviation. These things happen and Delta has one of the best maintence teams there is. Kerry Walters, an employee with Nashville Rubber and Gasket, told WSMV. "It's very concerning that planes are maybe not inspected the way they ...

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by danman132x
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta Airlines Museum Atlanta with a special surprise. Got to see Ed Bastian at the museum!
Replies: 12
Views: 3243

Re: Delta Airlines Museum Atlanta with a special surprise. Got to see Ed Bastian at the museum!

Thank you for the kind words everyone! Didn't expect this thread to get so many replies :) make sure you attend the annual airline collectible show there on October 6th! great show for all to experience. I won't be there sadly :( live down in the panhandle of Florida. Great report! It's so cool you ...

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by danman132x
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta Airlines Museum Atlanta with a special surprise. Got to see Ed Bastian at the museum!
Replies: 12
Views: 3243

Delta Airlines Museum Atlanta with a special surprise. Got to see Ed Bastian at the museum!

Hello all, this is my first trip report I'm posting here. I took a trip to Atlanta for a few things, mainly to stop at Six Flags and Ikea, however being a huge aviation geek I HAD to stop by the Delta Museum. On this particular trip I did not fly in so I hope it will be okay to post since it's aviat...

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by danman132x
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta cuts profit forecast citing rising fuel cost. Who is next on line?
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Re: Delta cuts profit forecast citing rising fuel cost. Who is next on line?

If oil prices go down, will the airline ticket prices go down? Nope. They'll just make even more profits. Funny how prices are going to go up due to rising oil costs, even though they already have all these new fees added last time prices went way up in 2011-2014. I didn't see airlines get rid of t...

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by danman132x
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airfare prices to increase due to rising oil prices
Replies: 0
Views: 525

Airfare prices to increase due to rising oil prices

I saw a few news articles now talking about airfare prices increasing because increased fuel costs. What gets to me is that when prices initially went up years ago around 2011-2014, they came out with fuel surcharges and an abundance of fees to help close the gap. Price of barrels of oil have since ...

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by danman132x
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 216546

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

N415XJ wrote:
Another variation idea I just had.

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I really like that one. I think the blue engines are a must, much better than the all white. Also the one above with the silver crane and yellow line/blue engines is okay also.

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by danman132x
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 44223

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

This is great news! So glad to hear this

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by danman132x
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 106085

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

It's a sad day when the only hope we have left is the ITC ruling next month, and they probably have already been payed under the table to favor Boeings outcome..

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by danman132x
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 47728

Re: Power outage in ATL

Canceled my flights today. Delta has been very accommodating though. Originally was supposed to fly FRA-AMS-VPS. That got changed to delta 9923 today, which would've been nice and was nice and empty. Now it's rebooked to tomorrow delta flight 15, but packed and me and my booking partner got split up...

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by danman132x
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enhanced Security for Inbound Flights to USA Starts Thursday
Replies: 28
Views: 8189

Re: Enhanced Security for Inbound Flights to USA Starts Thursday

I've always had these checks and don't mind them, but I do get frustrated when it's some Indian or foreigner in Frankfurt asking these questions and can't understand them. When I ask them to repeat something they seem to get upset and/or rude about it.

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by danman132x
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 77596

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Apologies if covered in previous discussions, but how long can a black box physically survive in a deep ocean environment, both in a sense of it retaining useful data and before literally disintegrating ? Is this scenario tested in certification protocols ? I'm wondering the same thing. After years...

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by danman132x
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 190112

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

This is amazing news! I'm so excited and happy for the companies. Glad to see this plane live on, Love the C-series. Boeing deserves this big slap in the face after all the crap they started.

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