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by aa87
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 10 - Positioning Flight ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

United 10 - Positioning Flight ?

I was curious if any scheduled EWR/JFK departures for TLV during Yom Kippur which starts tonight. UA10 is scheduled for 5:05 am 10/9 EWR-TLV, is that a revenue flight or a positioning flight for TLV-EWR when holiday ends Wed night ? If former, I'm really curious what pax would be on it since even fe...

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by aa87
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA84 - southern route ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2280

UA84 - southern route ?

I just noticed UA84 is flying southern Atlantic route EWR-TLV, rather than standard NE route. I see that occasionally and wondered is it due to prevailing winds ? was that track requested by the pilots or UA flight ops, or dictated by some other powers that be ? Just curious.

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by aa87
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4015

Re: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

Why try and Monday morning quarterback that decision? They did the right thing to safely complete the flight. I don't get the obession with second guessing go arounds on this site, like they're some kind of dangerous, scary thing. They happen every day, at probably 60% of all major airports. It's n...

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by aa87
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4015

Re: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

Thanks m007j, I looked up the audio now. .I was curious since rare to see a heavy low and heading north in my neighborhood, I suspected a go around and looked up on flightaware. Interesting, CAVU, beautiful night, obviously safety comes first, but does the crew have to file a report with the front o...

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by aa87
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4015

Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

Anyone know why Emirates 209 did a go around at EWR ? I saw it 20 miles west, couldn't figure out if it was dep or arrival, looked it up. Just curious, thanks.

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by aa87
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 390380

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

As soon as FAA grounded I predicted that getting fully past this for Boeing (meaning full return of MAX to service and no pax perception issues) will be 2-3 years and $5 billion. Not that MAX will be grounded for 2 years, but that is my prediction on timeframe before BA fully returns to some state o...

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by aa87
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9
Replies: 33
Views: 5502

Re: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9

It’s MIA. Am I the only one who Googled “Miami International Airport 1984” and looked at images ?

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by aa87
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737 MAX - What Do the Pilots Say ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2109

Re: 737 MAX - What Do the Pilots Say ?

Thanks ytz, I had seen that piece and similar, hence my thread. I know what's been reported about pilot complaints and incident reports. I'm curious what are average MAX line pilots saying today ? Has anyone heard MAX pilots say they have full confidence in the airplane ? Are they glad/relieved at w...

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by aa87
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737 MAX - What Do the Pilots Say ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2109

737 MAX - What Do the Pilots Say ?

Starting a new thread to discuss one specific topic: If you are a MAX pilot, or you know/work with MAX pilots, what are they saying/thinking right now about all of this (the safety issues, grounding and overall confidence in the MAX) ? I'm just interested to hear from the MAX drivers, directly or se...

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by aa87
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY028 EWR-JFK Feb 27?
Replies: 2
Views: 725

LY028 EWR-JFK Feb 27?

I was looking something up on Flightaware and noticed this was scheduled for today. 16:05-16:24. I assume repositioning, anyone know why ?

19 min, gotta love it. Is there any "cruise" altitude, or is it just departure and right into the JFK arrivals line ?

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by aa87
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with boat/ferry service
Replies: 18
Views: 1414

Re: Airports with boat/ferry service

There used to be ferry service from NYC to the Marine Air Terminal at LGA. I took a few times for DL shuttle, was great. Stopped about 15-20 years ago but supposedly LGA rebuild will resume it. MAT was built in 1939 for seaplanes, for centennial would be fitting to have solid ferry service to the ci...

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by aa87
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying to save Qantas miles - help pls
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Trying to save Qantas miles - help pls

In case anyone is still interested, I got the answer. The activities app was good suggestion but like the banking/credit card stuff, only good for Australian residents. Answer is Ebay thru the Qantas online shopping site. I ordered car cabin air filters and next day got Qantas email confirming my $2...

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by aa87
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying to save Qantas miles - help pls
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Trying to save Qantas miles - help pls

Or you can download the Qantas wellness app and do some excercise. I think that gives you a couple of hundred. Now THAT's the kind of desperate, creative option I was looking for ! Airbnb also good idea, or some silly local tour. Much appreciated. I rented from Dollar in FL last week but they don't...

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by aa87
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special meals
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: Special meals

I keep kosher and my whole life always ordered, until meal service stopped in domestic US. Always really good, single exception was NW NRT-PEK in 1994. Something from Amsterdam (KL-NW alliance), totally vile. All the rest really good and only about 1,000% recommended daily sodium intake. Tangentiall...

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by aa87
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying to save Qantas miles - help pls
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Trying to save Qantas miles - help pls

Hi, I have 50K on Qantas from a bunch of code share flights from 2017-18 (LY). I live in the US, and miles expire in March. I can't seem to find any option to preserve them for another 18 months. Not flying, renting a car or staying in a hotel next few months. Seems all of the online shopping/bankin...

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by aa87
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Security issue - deplaning pax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2968

Re: Security issue - deplaning pax ?

You think that had it been an air marshal that the crew would have told you? Did I say that ? Anything possible, and I hope he was an AM since that would mean no one screwed up.But he didn't seem like an AM unless they're now dressing like baked Dead Heads (and that would be great if they are, seri...

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by aa87
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Security issue - deplaning pax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2968

Re: Security issue - deplaning pax ?

Yes I'm sure. Think about it - being lucky means good outcome, being good doesn't always mean good outcome. Old surgeons saying. Not assuming. I was standing right there, and FA later reconfirmed he was on the wrong flight. Crew (incl captain) seemed completely unconcerned about how a passenger tick...

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by aa87
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Security issue - deplaning pax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2968

Re: Security issue - deplaning pax ?

Thanks for all replies but none really answered my questions - how exactly did someone board our flight w boarding pass for different city ? Our departure time was 1230 pm from LGA, I did not see any other NK plane anywhere, all others were AA. Possible there was another NK further down the line but...

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by aa87
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Security issue - deplaning pax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2968

Security issue - deplaning pax ?

I was on Spirit 197 LGA-FLL today and chatting w Captain briefly before the door closed. A passenger walked up to the front and started past us without a word, and an FA said "you're not going to Ft Lauderdale ? He muttered and walked past us and left. I didn't think anything of it at the time,...

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by aa87
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Drunk on a Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 10885

Re: Getting Drunk on a Plane

I have fond, hazy memories of some long (and even a few short) hauls. Only rule is be on your best behavior. If you're a bad/sloppy drunk, there will be consequences. I pride myself on being a quite refined occasional drunk.

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by aa87
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Religious Woes Redux
Replies: 55
Views: 13961

Re: LY Religious Woes Redux

Thanks for posting tommyy. Very interesting, the ATC clearly shows they at least intended a gate return and then changed, presumably bc LY operations told them to proceed. I love the line "We appreciate depart as soon as possible, otherwise the passengers continue making problems". That on...

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by aa87
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Religious Woes Redux
Replies: 55
Views: 13961

Re: LY Religious Woes Redux

I listened to the ATC recordings and you can clearly hear the pilot asking ground to return to the gate at around 11:20pm only to say a few minutes later that he is continuing to the runway If possible can you pls post link to the ATC tape, I'm curious to hear that. Goes a long way to explain how t...

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by aa87
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Religious Woes Redux
Replies: 55
Views: 13961

Re: LY Religious Woes Redux

SurlyBonds wrote:
entdoc wrote:
Also, where is the vaunted El Al security in all of this? They're supposed to have on-board plainclothes security guards, no? Why didn't they intervene?


Um, maybe bc there was no "violence" and therefore no need to intervene.

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by aa87
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 5325

Re: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018

Will that route generally be direct across the Atlantic ? Or will it sometimes follow European air tracks depending on winds ? Just curious.

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by aa87
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Entebbe hijacking - Air France Flight 139 Crew
Replies: 2
Views: 2050

Entebbe hijacking - Air France Flight 139 Crew

Not sure if this is correct forum, since my question is historical not current, but it is aviation related (guess mods will move it if they wish). I recently heard an Israeli soldier who was on the Entebbe raid speak at a local event, and he talked about AF139 Captain Michel Bacos, extolled his brav...

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by aa87
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 16417

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Long overdue and surprising UA waited this long especially given termination of ATL and PHL for several years now. I think clearly IAD much stronger route than ORD, though ORD is almost definitely the next new n/s route to TLV (race between UA and LY - though ORD may be good TLV re-entry for AA). Ag...

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by aa87
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54879

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Given everything already known, anyone think cause was something other than windshear ? If flaps weren't set (and in video I see at least the slats are down, I assume flaps had to be set at T/O as well), it would lift off and become unstable, like the NW MD80 in Detroit. If a single engine failure, ...

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by aa87
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Branson Duck Boat tragedy
Replies: 29
Views: 1261

Branson Duck Boat tragedy

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/20/us/missouri-boat-incident/index.html Any sailors/boaters here ? I have some boating experience, and my only question is why the boat captain insisted on fighting (a losing battle) directly into the wind and waves ? Hard to tell from the video but appears they were pret...

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by aa87
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury
Replies: 66
Views: 9809

Re: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury

I'm a lawyer, I don't specialize in employment but have more than passing experience with situations like this. I respectfully, vehemently disagree with everyone defending UA here (I'm also anti-unions). Unless there are other material facts, you simply can't/shouldn't terminate employees for minor ...

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by aa87
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Israeli's Loose an F-16
Replies: 61
Views: 5579

Re: Israeli's Loose an F-16

Anyone have any insight on whether the crew had any guidance on where to eject ? From little published info sounds like they bailed out in a matter of seconds after shrapnel impacts, and I assume it was pure luck that the plan came down in a small, uninhabited area ?

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by aa87
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Israeli's Loose an F-16
Replies: 61
Views: 5579

Re: Israeli's Loose an F-16

I've taken the liberty of starting a Bash Israel thread on Non-Aviation. Hope that helps.

Now, if anyone has anything intelligent to say or ask about the MILITARY AVIATION aspects of the IAF F-16 incident, I would be interested in reading that.

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by aa87
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bash Israel
Replies: 22
Views: 1133

Bash Israel

Since there seems to be an insatiable need by some a.netters to bash Israel off topic on other a.net forums, I've taken the liberty of starting this thread. I invite all of you to post here, and those of us who wish can respond.

Open for business, enjoy ...

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by aa87
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Israeli's Loose an F-16
Replies: 61
Views: 5579

Re: Israeli's Loose an F-16

(remember what happened to the last F-16 pilot captured in Jordan, and he was a fellow Arab/Muslim). I think he was a pilot from Jordan who was captured in Syria. I doubt that Jordan has any reason right now to attack another country and thus shoot down fighter aircraft and take their crew prisoner...

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by aa87
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Israeli's Loose an F-16
Replies: 61
Views: 5579

Re: Israeli's Loose an F-16

Bombing raids are not deterrents. They're acts of war, and being shot at is to be expected in these instances. What should happen, according to you ? If you really believe that, you've obviously never been bombed. What should happen ? Ideally Iran transitions to a moderate, pro-Western democracy an...

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by aa87
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight
Replies: 107
Views: 4137

Re: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight

Yeah, there's an established procedure and it's really easy! 1) be a kid 2) ask before 2001 LOL. THat was going to be my answer. However, I can tell you that just before 9/11 I got upfront often on non-US carriers, including some while operating in the US which was totally illegal. For 2 years I wo...

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by aa87
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 6526

Re: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines

There was a news item last August that LY would begin EZE but not sure it happened.. As MAH4546 said, its simplistic to analyze LY current and potential markets based on Jewish population. Yes, most pax on most LY flights from major Jewish population centers (eg, JFK/EWR/LHR/MIA) are typically Jewis...

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by aa87
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Someone ... anyone ... pls tell me I did the right thing today on NK
Replies: 26
Views: 4263

Re: Someone ... anyone ... pls tell me I did the right thing today on NK

I just ignored it and said nothing because if it was bad I'm sure the FAs/other pax would have noticed. Well, I was hoping this thread was over, and in general the replies made me feel a little better. Now you made me feel like an idiot all over again; but at least I didn't do this: https://www.you...

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by aa87
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates at FLL
Replies: 15
Views: 2158

Re: Emirates at FLL

What’s the actual point of this thread? It’s nothing new that EK flies to FLL. The point of the thread is that an aviation enthusiast saw an EK 777 at FLL and he was very excited to see it and he wanted to share his excitement with fellow aviation enthusiasts. Any other questions? Thank you ! I tho...

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by aa87
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates at FLL
Replies: 15
Views: 2158

Re: Emirates at FLL

I just thought seeing an Emirates 777 at FLL was really cool and I wasn't aware they'd started service. Like most of this board, pointless diversion. Thanks for the pointless replies to my pointless thread ... :lol:

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by aa87
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Someone ... anyone ... pls tell me I did the right thing today on NK
Replies: 26
Views: 4263

Re: Someone ... anyone ... pls tell me I did the right thing today on NK

The Swiss Air pilots knew they had a fire and delayed landing. I’ll dig up the TSBC report, but I’m pretty sure there wasn’t an issue with any warnings or sensors not working properly that hid the severity of the event to the pilots. All correct, but my point is none of the warnings or sensors help...

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by aa87
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates at FLL
Replies: 15
Views: 2158

Emirates at FLL

Unrelated to my water vapor incident (see below), I've flown to FLL almost every year for at least 40 years. But wasn't there in 2017. Today I was leaving FLL and saw that Emirates is now flying in. And I happened to be in Terminal 4 when it arrived. Seeing an Emirates 777 at FLL is now my no. 1 on ...

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by aa87
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Someone ... anyone ... pls tell me I did the right thing today on NK
Replies: 26
Views: 4263

Re: Someone ... anyone ... pls tell me I did the right thing today on NK

Thanks for replies. I appreciate the validation from many of you, though right afterwards I was thinking "WTF did I just do ?". I also forgot to mention that a friends cousin is an Airbus pilot for Frontier and just recently he told me the Airbus is so easy there are only two things he fea...

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by aa87
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Someone ... anyone ... pls tell me I did the right thing today on NK
Replies: 26
Views: 4263

Someone ... anyone ... pls tell me I did the right thing today on NK

On NK524 today (A321, FLL-EWR) I made a complete fool of myself and probably risked a federal charge. Curious ? Completely normal and brisk taxi to 10L. Held for about 10 min. for 3 inbounds. Weather was great, overcast about 70 degrees. Seconds before we roll to take the active, suddenly a huge amo...

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by aa87
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 14063

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

ORD definitely has a larger Jewish population than SFO.......not by all that much, but it's still more than SFO........... http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/largest-jewish-populated-metropolitan-areas-united-states Not sure where this source data comes from. Others have SFO much lower. It’s hard ...

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by aa87
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 14063

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

it’s not exactly like UA’s been having any trouble with this No and G-d willing/Inshallah they and every other carrier never will again. But LY security is simply higher level and has more layers, including reinforced cargo holds in case a bomb does slip by somehow, and the only carrier in the worl...

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by aa87
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 14063

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

Just one comment not specific to SFO route. With all the negative factors re LY -- all legitimate, including no real FF alliances (I actually opened QF account to bank LY miles and later use on AA), no hubs, no Fri-Sat flights etc. -- for some and perhaps many people like me, their "insane"...

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by aa87
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Delta FAs file discrimination lawsuit against Delta
Replies: 19
Views: 5560

Re: Former Delta FAs file discrimination lawsuit against Delta

From a legal perspective, sounds like pretty thin gruel (yes that's a legal concept). Not directly relevant, but I've known quite a few orthodox Jews who prefer UA and DL to LY bc, they say, former are "nicer to the orthodox". I personally never witnessed or experienced any anti-orthodox c...

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by aa87
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reflections on Tenerife
Replies: 30
Views: 6020

Re: Reflections on Tenerife

chimborazo wrote: Non standard RT had a huge involvement in this. Speaking of RT, wasn't Tenerife the reason it became standard not to use "take off" ever unless clearance being given or confirmed ? When I used to listen to ATC back in the day you would repeatedly here "prepare for de...

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by aa87
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reflections on Tenerife
Replies: 30
Views: 6020

Re: Reflections on Tenerife

I won't rehash all the above, except to say I agree that demonizing Van Zanten never made sense to me. Most pax comfort themselves with the thought that the pilots don't want to die either, hence blind faith in people they often never even see. The truth is more complicated. I've long believed the i...

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by aa87
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TLV on Fri night/Saturday ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1742

Re: TLV on Fri night/Saturday ?

The airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Most of the shops and restaurants remain open on Shabbat. The airport is certainly quieter: less traffic, fewer flights. The only changes that I can think of: 1. El Al does not fly on Shabbat, so their entire section of the airport is shut down. ...

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