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by classicjets
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PVG Airport closed due to Typhoon In-Fa
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: PVG Airport closed due to Typhoon In-Fa

Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) was also closed all day on the 25th, but has reopened as of 26th morning. Zhoushan Airport (HSN) was in the direct path of the storm, so will be interesting to see what damage occurred. It was announced that international flights to PVG would not be allowed on 26th, though UA...

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Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did you ever miss the onward flight of your self-transfer?
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: Did you ever miss the onward flight of your self-transfer?

Come to think of it, of the many self transfers I have done over the years I have actually failed twice. First was MNL-SFO on PR and then self-connect to a SFO-BOS redeye on UA in 2013. The PR 747 had a technical problem, so they swapped an A343 and had to reassign all seats, etc. resulting in a 3+ ...

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by classicjets
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plighter count?
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: Plighter count?

No idea about CX, though they definitely did some cargo only one-way and pax in the other direction. ie. Pax flights to UK but cargo only on return to HK during the ban on arrivals from UK. Also they're restarting HKG-CAN but only accepting pax on the CAN-HKG direction. Maybe one of the posters know...

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by classicjets
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plighter count?
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: Plighter count?

Currently serving HKG for passenger cabin cargo: Air Canada 777-300ER with seats removed Cebu Pacific A330 with seats removed El Al 787 with seats installed Garuda A330s both with seats and no seats (some even have CARGO titles now) Occasional Philippine Airlines A350 with seats installed Unsure on ...

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by classicjets
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with one direction runways?
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Airports with one direction runways?

Boston Logan (BOS) has the rather small runway 14/32 only available for takeoffs from the 14 side or landings on 32. There is a hotel at the end of the runway that prevents operations in that direction. It is my understanding that the hotel was built in that location to assure people who opposed the...

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by classicjets
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For flight loggers: What is your longest unbroken list of different airlines flown?
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Re: For flight loggers: What is your longest unbroken list of different airlines flown?

Trying my best to follow the rules, I think I have 11: 2019 December 9 --- RIZ-PVG --- Shanghai Airlines --- Boeing 737-800 2019 December 19 --- PVG-HKG --- Cathay Dragon --- Airbus A330-300 2019 December 22 --- CAN-WUX --- 9 Air --- Boeing 737-800 2019 December 27 --- PVG-LAX --- China Eastern --- ...

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by classicjets
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 91
Views: 10465

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

April 25 --- HKG-HKG --- HK Express --- Airbus A320neo After a single flight to nowhere in April, finally booked my first real travel in a year, thanks to a new employer policy providing quarantine hotel reimbursement and work from hotel arrangements for employees traveling to visit family: July 17 ...

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by classicjets
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto
Replies: 29
Views: 6602

Re: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto

Canada's Transit Without Visa programme (TWOV) so far only applies to nationals Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan (though some Taiwanese can enter Canada visa free anyways) connecting to the USA. It is also restricted to a certain list of airlines. The separate China Transit Programme all...

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by classicjets
Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 86112

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Can a 732 even be ETOPS equipped?


Yes, Aloha had at least one 737-200 ETOPS and flew it to Midway Island

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by classicjets
Sun May 30, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kai Tak Checkerboard - Restored
Replies: 23
Views: 9821

Re: Kai Tak Checkerboard - Restored

Who knows. My post is gone now.

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by classicjets
Sun May 30, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 54
Views: 5701

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

I can think of:
Concorde, naturally
VC-10
C-130
C-5
Martin 404
Constellation
747-200
Jetstar
Convair 880
IL-14
B-25
and other various military things that I don't even know what they are. Thankfully, I have flown on most things I boarded.

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by classicjets
Sat May 29, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air shutting down Ohana
Replies: 26
Views: 8111

Re: Hawaiian Air shutting down Ohana



Maybe these will put doubts to rest. At MKK which is the shorter runway.

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by classicjets
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 83
Views: 19664

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

Thank you for this update, that's tremendous news!

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by classicjets
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 91
Views: 10465

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

Was hoping my first flight since July - a flight to nowhere "flycation" - would take place on Christmas day, but sadly it was rescheduled due to the rise of the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Hong Kong. The rescheduling has given me my first and only flight booking for 2021: February 12 --- H...

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by classicjets
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International flights out of DEN
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: International flights out of DEN

I usually check Wikipedia for a list of all routes from an airport. Not always 100% accurate or up to date, but gets the job done.

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by classicjets
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 5403

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

LAX-HKG in July 2020. Now if I leave, I'll have to quarantine in a hotel 21 days, so that's off the table. Was flying at least every other week before. But no way I will let it go a full year without any flights, I cannot let that happen - would depress me too much.

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by classicjets
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?
Replies: 31
Views: 3099

Re: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?

Many such routes are used to bring connecting passengers to an airline's hub and fill other, longer flights from there - making those routes and the hub itself profitable. That's why it can be hard to observe whether a single route is profitable on its own. Generally, if the route was unprofitable t...

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by classicjets
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 2857

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Einheitsdesign wrote:
Didn't find a log but after checking the timetable my guess is that the searched aircraft returned as AC0577 to YYC (1300 1633 577 319 Daily 0)


One last question. What is a good source for finding these timetables? Thanks very much!

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by classicjets
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 42
Views: 3300

Re: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through

Been on the ground at the airport: Sacramento Mather (MHR) - for an airshow San Bernardino (SBD) - to see what a waste of money looks like Chino (CNO) - visiting a museum Gillespie Field (SEE) - visiting a museum Ellington Field (EFD) - visiting a museum Space Coast Regional (TIX) - visiting a museu...

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by classicjets
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TREQ, Québec's New Regional Airline will Launch on May 1st
Replies: 48
Views: 9083

Re: TREQ, Québec's New Regional Airline will Launch on May 1st

Sherbrooke had its own "airline," Air Sherbrooke which was operated by Starlink Aviation on Jetstreams. Flew to YYZ (to an FBO) and ended around 2006 or 2007 if I am not mistaken. Always wanted to take it but never had a chance. Would love to fly into Sherbrooke on TREQ in the future if th...

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by classicjets
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 2857

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Thanks so much Einheitsdesign! You are truly a detective. The AC results were from ACARS?

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by classicjets
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 2857

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Thank you for bringing planefinder to my attention, I didn't know about the playback function there. Unfortunately, I am trying to find the below flight and it seems that planefinder has very little traffic out of YUL and none out of YTZ on the date. Maybe Porter didn't have ADS-B yet? PD422 / POE42...

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by classicjets
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 150
Views: 18398

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

It's confusing because it says they're planning a SNA-SNA flight. That said, I agree that SANFan's explanation makes sense

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by classicjets
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 91
Views: 10465

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

Was hoping my first flight since July - a flight to nowhere "flycation" - would take place on Christmas day, but sadly it was rescheduled due to the rise of the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Hong Kong. The rescheduling has given me my first and only flight booking for 2021: February 12 --- HK...

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by classicjets
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From 2014: Flying a Scheduled Cessna 182 MIA-APF + Silver Saab 340
Replies: 8
Views: 7738

Re: From 2014: Flying a Scheduled Cessna 182 MIA-APF + Silver Saab 340

Nicve TR, well done! Is the airline and the '56 vintage aircraft still around and up?! Thanks! I do remember seeing that they eventually got scheduled Part 135 certification and were able to operate additional routes and more frequencies, however I was reading the Cranky Flier's annual "Airlin...

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by classicjets
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From 2014: Flying a Scheduled Cessna 182 MIA-APF + Silver Saab 340
Replies: 8
Views: 7738

From 2014: Flying a Scheduled Cessna 182 MIA-APF + Silver Saab 340

I was going through some old files yesterday and noticed that I had nearly completed a trip report about a flight I took in November 2014 on ExecAir. Since I don't have any travel to report on these days, I put the finishing touches on it and hope you enjoy. -- On my way to see some friends in Dayto...

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by classicjets
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021
Replies: 180
Views: 29567

Re: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021

They're accepting bookings into 2021 and their Facebook announcement naturally touts this as a big win saying they'll continue flying from SNA and await future hearings in 2021. I do not know where they will operate the flights from.

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by classicjets
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021
Replies: 180
Views: 29567

Re: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021

https://mynewsla.com/business/2020/12/2 ... ss-at-jwa/

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JSX has won a temporary restraining order against the airport allowing them to continue operating from the FBO into 2021 for the time being.

https://mynewsla.com/business/2020/12/2 ... ss-at-jwa/

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by classicjets
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gates with automatic sensor for the pilots instead of rampers
Replies: 17
Views: 2872

Re: Gates with automatic sensor for the pilots instead of rampers

This kind of system is in use at HKG, however a marshaller will also stand on a platform below the automatic sign to take over manually should the system fail. Marshaling is done by airport authority ops department staff, so in this case they'd be the one saving manpower, not ground handlers, but on...

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by classicjets
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 70932

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

\does anyone know the story of the titles/logo 903AR has on the port side? Sky Lease had/has a contract with a Chinese importer to bring Lobster from Halifax to Changsha (CSX). Changsha Huanghua International Airport. Changsha is the capital of Hunan Province. Prior to Sky Lease serving it, CSX app...

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by classicjets
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trainer Aircraft in the 21st Century
Replies: 16
Views: 1837

Re: Trainer Aircraft in the 21st Century

There are still plenty of 152s in the US training fleet, though not nearly as ubiquitous as the 172. I did my private training in 2017 mostly in 152s and loved them. So much easier/fun to fly than the 172s I occasionally flew. I trained at a very busy field with several flight schools and most of th...

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by classicjets
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 107
Views: 11462

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

HKG supposedly doesn't have pedestrian access... but that didn't stop one foolhardy soul from casually walking down the hard shoulder of the elevated airport highway the last time I was there. HKG certainly does have pedestrian access. Airport Trail is a paved, red-coloured footpath that can is acc...

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by classicjets
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is gojet the next regional to fall
Replies: 37
Views: 5431

Re: Is gojet the next regional to fall

republic tried to buy the whole enterprise compass transstates and gojet when they were looking for something to buy but instead bought frontier because united said no If it was prior to the Frontier purchase then it must have just included Trans States and GoJet since Delta didn't sell Compass to ...

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by classicjets
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 139
Views: 13653

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

2013 747-400 Kabo Air AUH-DAC
2014 747-400 British Airways LHR-BOS
2015 747-8i Air China SHA-PEK
2015 747SP Iran Air KUL-IKA
2015 747-400 British Airways JNB-LHR
2016 747-400 China Airlines TPE-HKG
2017 747-400 Delta NRT-DTW
2017 747-400 Qantas LAX-JFK

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by classicjets
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 83
Views: 19664

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

blacksoviet wrote:
When the DC-9 runs out of cycles I hope they replace it with a MD-87. A MD-87 has a longer fuselage and more range.


Clearly it's not being pressurized for these flights, so the question is - does it accumulate any cycles?

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by classicjets
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that still issue paper tickets today
Replies: 20
Views: 3364

Re: Airlines that still issue paper tickets today

I got the paper ticket during the Air Koryo tour in 2014, but I think it was more for a souvenir than practical use.

Not major airlines but I remember getting a paper ticket from:
New England Airlines in 2014 for WST-BID-WST route
and China Flying Dragon General Aviation in 2015 for DLC-CNI-DLC route

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by classicjets
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2656

Re: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight

My first piston flight was on a Stout Bushmaster 2000 (further development of the Ford Tri-Motor) as a scenic ride.

First time on a scheduled airline piston flight would have to be on a Cape Air Cessna 402 from BOS-LEB, though.

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by classicjets
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Curious ? - DL 800# "thanks for calling Delta, KLM and Air France".
Replies: 6
Views: 1682

Re: Curious ? - DL 800# "thanks for calling Delta, KLM and Air France".

I called the US Air France number to change an AF ticket (actually a Cityjet flight) in 2014. I was very confused when I got an email from Delta with the new flight details and a Delta ticket number.

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by classicjets
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?
Replies: 38
Views: 3483

Re: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?

L1011, but I never flew on it.
Of those I flew on, I like the
757
DC-9
BAC 1-11

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by classicjets
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021
Replies: 180
Views: 29567

Re: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021

Would this affect Set Jet as they operate a similar but much smaller operation also out of ACI? Or would the fact that customers first need to be "members" to see the schedules make it OK in the eyes of the airport. They operate 4 per week on the SNA-Scottsdale route using a 15-seat CRJ-200.

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by classicjets
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gambling on board?
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: Gambling on board?

I recall reading that the Sands L1011 had a roulette wheel on board and that there was some taxation benefit to playing in international airspace.

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by classicjets
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The voice @ 200 airports
Replies: 11
Views: 1976

Re: The voice @ 200 airports

She is at PVG, too. Always nice to hear her familiar voice there. As an aside, there is a glitch in the announcements at PVG where this lady's voice will be interrupted by an American male voice who says "Mr. Smith please pick up your dog at gate 32" or something close to that. Really surp...

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by classicjets
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chinese passenger denied boarding from Cathay flight?
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

Re: Chinese passenger denied boarding from Cathay flight?

I know at least one person who has successfully flown YVR-HKG-KUL-CAN about a week ago. CX in YVR even printed their boarding pass for the MH KUL-CAN segment. So such itineraries are definitely hit or miss presently and likely largely up to the interpretation of the "no Mainland transfer via HK...

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by classicjets
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 107
Views: 11462

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

Airports that I have walked to/from successfully: Halmstad, Sweden (HAD) - Easy walk into town, though using the bicycle lanes Qingdao, China (TAO) - After crossing through the car park, could walk out and anywhere on the sidewalk San Diego (SAN) - Walked to and from downtown, though when first tryi...

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by classicjets
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How common is self-transfer?
Replies: 44
Views: 3312

Re: How common is self-transfer?

I don't know many normal people that do it, but being an avgeek of course I have done it many times for various reasons. I have also booked family on self-connect itineraries and suggested them to friends when I can be confident that there wouldn't be much risk of misconnecting. Google flights and K...

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by classicjets
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 106
Views: 11029

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

Due to China's Five Ones policy to limit imported COVID-19 cases to China, there's been a severe shortage of flights for international students returning home. I've had some people book absolutely insane routings just to get from the US to China ASAP. SCE-PHL-ORD-NRT-KUL-PVG AUS-IAH-IAD-ADD-PVG SYR...

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by classicjets
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which month have you flown the most?
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Which month have you flown the most?

I'm looking at it slightly differently due to the way I have organized my statistics. I have flown on the most dates during October and July having flown on 30 of 31 dates in those months. I suspect that also indicates that I had the most flights during those months, in all likelihood. My goal is to...

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by classicjets
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66451

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Can anyone fill-in the blanks on a single-aircraft, quasi-executive shuttle called Set Jet based in Scottsdale? Their website-- which may have been constructed some time ago-- sounds fanciful at best with multiple aircraft and routes they are not currently flying. Note the unrealistically low membe...

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by classicjets
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 124
Views: 13387

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Well this is it - glad to have gotten some GA flying in despite the pandemic. Anything else for the year will depend on the Mainland China border reopening to foreigners. January 2 --- PRC-LAX --- SkyWest Airlines --- Canadair CRJ-200 January 3 --- LAX-HGH --- Sichuan Airlines --- Airbus A350-900 Ja...

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