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by danman132x
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?
Replies: 39
Views: 3282

Re: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?

I remember flying on a 727 once, only on a short flight though. Was coming back from Frankfurt with a connection in Atlanta, and this was the last plane on my trip. Don't remember many details because I passed out shortly after takeoff and I was only maybe 10 years old, but I remember the plane bein...

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by danman132x
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite widebody aircraft?
Replies: 30
Views: 1296

Re: What is your favorite widebody aircraft?

I love the 767 and A330 because most carriers still have the 2-3-2 and 2-4-2 configuration. I absolutely don't like having 3 seats on either side, such as the 737. Crawling over 2 people to use the restroom is never fun.

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by danman132x
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Insane takeoff from an MD80 in the Bahamas.
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Insane takeoff from an MD80 in the Bahamas.

Just read this article, someone got nice views of an MD80 doing a rocket takeoff. Not sure on the technical term, but I bet this was a lot of fun for everyone on board. Great videos too, really clear. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42306/watch-this-md-80-mad-dog-cargo-jet-make-a-crazy-zoom-cl...

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by danman132x
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door
Replies: 39
Views: 4780

Re: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door

People in this country have absolutely lost it. It's all about themselves, very self centered. Social media has a huge part to play in this, giving everyone a voice. I hope the person who caused this flight to divert has to pay everything back to Delta and additional fines. Everyone acting like this...

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by danman132x
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 51
Views: 15311

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

There is no way anyone is getting into the cockpit in today's world. Just look up the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash. Co-pilot locked everyone out, they tried to get in and you can hear them trying hard before it crashes into the mountainside. No one was going to breech the cockpit or whatever else t...

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by danman132x
Thu May 13, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vaccinated US Citizen / Travel to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 1876

Re: Vaccinated US Citizen / Travel to Europe

Good news, starting today you no longer need a covid test before departure if you are fully vaccinated with proper proof. They are still updating the entry website. More news here https://www.germany.info/us-en/covid-19/2321562 I'm actually flying to germany Sunday from Atlanta to FRA. I am fully va...

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by danman132x
Wed May 12, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13862

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

Incredibly lucky the tail didn't completely shear off. Would've lost full control. So glad no one perished.

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by danman132x
Sat May 01, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Had anyone received the CVS pharmacy covid rapid test? Question about theirs
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: Had anyone received the CVS pharmacy covid rapid test? Question about theirs

Awesome, thank you for the information. Do your test results by chance show the manufacturer on it, that Lumira DX name anywhere?

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by danman132x
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Had anyone received the CVS pharmacy covid rapid test? Question about theirs
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Had anyone received the CVS pharmacy covid rapid test? Question about theirs

Hello all, I am flying to Germany May 16th, and up to May 12th they require testing before you fly. They may extend this date so I will still get tested. Germany accepts rapid antigen tests, and I've already went to Cvs pharmacy to confirm that their test is accepted by the German authorities. They ...

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by danman132x
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe 2018 Part 4 - Norway incl. SK 737-600 (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 3
Views: 6217

Re: Europe 2018 Part 4 - Norway incl. SK 737-600 (Pic Heavy)

Very nice trip report, thanks for sharing

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by danman132x
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arecibo observatory to close
Replies: 22
Views: 2451

Re: Arecibo observatory to close

https://players.brightcove.net/67925613 ... 3883083001
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Very hard to watch this. Great video, and super lucky the drone was there at the right time. Watching those cables snap is insane.
https://players.brightcove.net/67925613 ... 3883083001

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by danman132x
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Window tint on passenger windows on new planes. Is this new?
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Re: Window tint on passenger windows on new planes. Is this new?

The window itself is not tinted. The dust shield closest to you does have a slight tint that can be seen in the difference of the window surround color installed in the sidewall. This has been like this for decades. Oh wow, somehow I never noticed it before. I'll have to go back and look at other p...

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by danman132x
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Window tint on passenger windows on new planes. Is this new?
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Window tint on passenger windows on new planes. Is this new?

A few days ago I took a flight on a relatively new Delta 737NG, reg N914DU. (1.8 years old). It was a night flight, but first thing I noticed was how dark it looks out the window. I'm like surely they can't be tinted, but I've always seen out more clear at night. The tint didn't look like it was add...

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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: 740
Views: 212630

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: 216244

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: 22971

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: 22971

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: 9530

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: 50864

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: 216244

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: 2330

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: 768208

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: 4330

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: 3559

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: 9733

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: 9733

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: 6852

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: 18498

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: 5830

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: 2140

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: 261661

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: 557

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: 52349

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: 52349

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: 6059

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: 32110

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: 161564

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: 161564

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: 395661

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: 11097

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: 3036

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: 2757

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: 4043

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: 23323

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: 10320

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: 5699

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: 17397

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: 4855

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: 42250

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: 2707

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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