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by Biged
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 63278

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Alb and Buf needs a Bac-111.

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by Biged
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 6297

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

Why don’t they do some of this out of TPA?

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by Biged
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant and PIE
Replies: 31
Views: 2966

Re: Allegiant and PIE

They should move over to TPA

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by Biged
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL dual runway takeoffs
Replies: 17
Views: 2399

Re: PHL dual runway takeoffs

SFO uses 28’s for simultaneous departures

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by Biged
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 9315

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

Part of the problem is arrivals can’t be staggered on the 28s because space is needed to have departures on the 1s. Can’t be fixed.

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by Biged
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 9315

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

Of course it is. There is no design, it just happened. Crossing runways that are not far apart, hills around the airport, nowhere to expand, huge demand that can only be accommodated on a clear day. What was planned?

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by Biged
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 36654

Re: The Future of ISP

Only way it will work is to move terminal next to LIRR train station. Isolated location too far out for Nassau County. Flew out of there in early 80's, only service to Alb, Dca, PIT, ORD and BOS. Also discount airline to Mco on old Dc-8.

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by Biged
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canada's airports runways aren't long enough
Replies: 16
Views: 4082

Re: Canada's airports runways aren't long enough

8400 feet 4R/22L at JFK seems to work .

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by Biged
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates
Replies: 71
Views: 9743

Re: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates

Should be able to walk between concourses.

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by Biged
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cool approach at Lga
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Cool approach at Lga

On Saturday flew into Lga, runway 4-22 was closed. Flew approach to 22 and sidestep to and landed on runway 13. Are all the turns due to conflicts with JFK or the buildings and bridges on final?

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by Biged
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU
Replies: 43
Views: 6065

Re: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU

There is literally nothing around Santa Clara. It is very rural and 3 hours from Havana.

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by Biged
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 31019

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

Tpa had flights for London, Frankfort and Zurich last night, not bad.

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by Biged
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 31019

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

Tpa had flights for London, Frankfort and Zurich last night, not bad.

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by Biged
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegheny's BAC 111 fleet
Replies: 44
Views: 7080

Re: Allegheny's BAC 111 fleet

Flew on Bac's dozens of times. Always knew it was coming. The engine noise was amazing. Allegany redid the interiors and used parts from D.C.-9s. Flew on them with Allegany and Air Florida. Planes had bus like overhead luggage shelves. One time in Alb. It was so cold rampers could not get Air stairs...

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by Biged
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba
Replies: 52
Views: 9701

Re: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba

You go to Cuba once, unless you have relatives there.

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by Biged
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Name the USA airport-early 1980s
Replies: 23
Views: 4178

Re: Name the USA airport-early 1980s

Buffalo

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by Biged
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26430

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Contract of carriage, if boarded, to remove someone from their seat they must be basically a danger to the plane in some way.

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by Biged
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26430

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Your not even safe In first class. Once inside the aluminum cylinder different rules apply.

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by Biged
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?
Replies: 36
Views: 5645

Re: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?

Unions will not allow it, would need less rampers

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by Biged
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?
Replies: 70
Views: 14107

Re: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?

AA for a time had alternating smoking and non-smoking sections on 727s so the whole plane stunk.
In college in 1978 travelled from Montreal to Dublin on Aer Lingus in smoking because professor who got boarding passes smoked. Always seemed stupid to allow smoking.

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by Biged
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue downguages Cuba
Replies: 46
Views: 8695

Re: JetBlue downguages Cuba

Good loads out of TPA in December but fares where very cheap.

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by Biged
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most ridiculous anet route proposals
Replies: 37
Views: 2623

Re: Most ridiculous anet route proposals

ALB- Europe

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by Biged
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest Airports With Two+ Commercial Terminals.
Replies: 20
Views: 3018

Re: Smallest Airports With Two+ Commercial Terminals.

Havana Cuba has a least 2 terminals

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by Biged
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: WN to add more Mexico flights
Replies: 39
Views: 4113

Re: RUMOR: WN to add more Mexico flights

How about TPA- Mexico City?

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by Biged
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country no clue about Cuba - Request 1 Year start-up delay
Replies: 38
Views: 6229

Re: Sun Country no clue about Cuba - Request 1 Year start-up delay

Longhauler, maybe a hundred a day to whole island. Cuba has no infrastructure whatsoever. See it once and go somewhere else unless you like bathrooms without toilet paper and toilet seats. Santa Clara airport is literally in the middle of no place. Havana airport is a joke. People are begging for so...

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by Biged
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US airport is next to get a new runway?
Replies: 65
Views: 7944

Re: Which US airport is next to get a new runway?

Ft Myers has plenty of room.

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by Biged
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at ALB?
Replies: 20
Views: 2987

Re: What's going on at ALB?

ALB is always going to be challanged with NYC since you can be in midtown Manhattan in 2.5 hours on Amtrak.

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by Biged
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at ALB?
Replies: 20
Views: 2987

Re: What's going on at ALB?

How about flights to BUF.

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by Biged
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest runway at airports
Replies: 9
Views: 2659

Re: Oldest runway at airports

Runway 1/19 at ALB probably dates from the 1930's
Original runway was 5000, then 6000 then 7200 and now 8500 feet long.

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by Biged
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maintenance requirements for Trump's 752 "whistlestop" tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 6751

Re: Maintenance requirements for Trump's 752 "whistlestop" tour?

I went to Santa Clara, Cuba, last month from Tpa on a JetBlue charter and the last person to board was a mechanic from JetBlue.

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by Biged
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....
Replies: 47
Views: 4850

Re: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....

Copa on Wednesday Oct. 26 was about 3/4 full on a 737 700 and on Sunday October 30 it was almost full (maybe 10 empty seats in the back/ full up front) on a 737 700. Panama City was a great place to go for 4 nights.

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by Biged
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....
Replies: 47
Views: 4850

Re: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....

Copa on Wednesday Oct. 26 was about 3/4 full on a 737 700 and on Sunday October 30 it was almost full (maybe 10 empty seats in the back/ full up front) on a 737 700. Panama City was a great place to go for 4 nights.

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by Biged
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....
Replies: 47
Views: 4850

Re: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....

Just came back from Panama on Copa. Great airport with great connectivity to central and South America. I think it would be better to build that up to daily.

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by Biged
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Havana Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 2803

Re: Havana Airport

Terminal 2

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by Biged
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Havana Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 2803

Re: Havana Airport

Havana airport uses a separate terminal for US bound flights. You wound have to ask the Havana airport authorities why they stopped our boarding while it was raining. I am sure toilet seats and jet bridges are made in many countries thru out the world. The terminal used to board planes to the US als...

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by Biged
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Havana Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 2803

Havana Airport

I just returned from Cuba and Havana Airport is not ready for the influx of US flights. The terminal is awful, there are only 3 parking spots for planes, the boarding has to stop if it is raining, the one tug for push backs was barely working and there were no toilet seats in the bathrooms. The term...

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