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by dfwjim1
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 4744

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Great topic and discussion. I am from the United States but married to a Brazilian lady from a city named Campinas so I travel to Brazil on a regular basis. In 30 years I have not had one issue with crime in Brazil as I travel with at least one other person when going out at night and avoid bad area...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: National Transportation Safety Board - 18 months
Replies: 1
Views: 420

National Transportation Safety Board - 18 months

I am curious as to why the NTSB, the United States agency that investigates aircraft crashes, always says in their preliminary statements that it will take up to 18 months to come up with a final determination as to why a crash occurred. Is the 18 months a deadline imposed by some kind of federal re...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13406

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Off track but I was on a cruise last week on the Majesty of The Seas and my wife and I were on the 6th floor shopping when we smelled cigarette smoke. As it turns the smoke from smokers in the casino on the same floor was drifting out to where we were shopping.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?
Replies: 29
Views: 2079

Re: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?

TK serves Miami which is a One World hub, just not on the scale of DFW.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commecial aircraft cruise altitude 'no fly' zones
Replies: 16
Views: 3521

Re: Commecial aircraft cruise altitude 'no fly' zones

Possibly true, but guys that have accidentally passed thru “lost” generally get a severe talking to and don’t say a word about it. The AF has admitted it exists, so I’d guess you could land as an emergency. You can land in an emergency and you will not get shot or be disappeared, but there will be ...

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by dfwjim1
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Service to/from Cozumel, Mexico?
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Service to/from Cozumel, Mexico?

Last weekend I was in Cozumel, MX via a cruise on Royal Caribbean's Majesty of The Sea; it was the first time for me in Cozumel and I really liked the place for a variety of reasons. Upon checking flights in and out of Cozumel on FlightAware I was surprised that the airport is served only by America...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport with most “short” long haul flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Airport with most “short” long haul flights

PatrickZ80 wrote:
dfwjim1 wrote:
Maybe TAM in Brazil?


We're talking airports, not airlines.

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4460

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

Most of those connected with Hollywood & rich executives, regardless of political affiliation, have had contact with Epstein and/or have had underage sex. It's revolting but such is the life of the rich & famous while we all fight for a loaf of bread. Don´t generalize. I know some very rich...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport with most “short” long haul flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Airport with most “short” long haul flights

PatrickZ80 wrote:
dfwjim1 wrote:
Maybe TAM in Brazil?


We're talking airports, not airlines.


My bad...lol

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MYR and possible Allegiant future plans
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: MYR and possible Allegiant future plans

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Is LAS still Allegiants’s biggest focus?

It is quite amazing to see how they have managed to coexist with Frontier, United, and Southwest here.


Here in FLL they seem to do well too alongside WN, NK and B6. Flew them a few months ago to Asheville, NC and I really enjoyed the experience.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5485

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

So Cam is running around town with at least $1,500 in cash? Are you really surprised that a 30 year old celebrity athelete carries $1500 in cash? Not really surprised I guess but it seems kind of dumb from a personal safety standpoint. Here in South Florida there was a rapper that withdrew $50,000 ...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Releases Winter Sched: New routes YWG-TPA/MCO/LAS/FLL and YXU-MCO/LAS/CUN
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: Swoop Releases Winter Sched: New routes YWG-TPA/MCO/LAS/FLL and YXU-MCO/LAS/CUN

YYZORD wrote:
It surprises me that Swoop has no intentions to add YHM-AZA or YXX-AZA, YXX-OAK.


The San Francisco Bay Area is not a wintertime sun destination.

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by dfwjim1
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5485

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

So Cam is running around town with at least $1,500 in cash?

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by dfwjim1
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First class restrooms - economy class using?
Replies: 9
Views: 911

First class restrooms - economy class using?

I fly on American Airlines a few times a year in economy and on every flight the flight attendants request that those sitting in economy do not use the restrooms in first class/business. However when the seatbelt sign comes off there are always passengers in economy who use the first class restrooms...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 13218

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

are they upgauging LAX? Quite a bit of reduction going on. Did a dummy booking for LAX-SFO in mid-March: 4 mainline (3x 738, 1x 319) and 4 regional (Compass E75) both directions. Compare to mid-July, where it's 5 E175 regionals and 3 mainline (2x A319, 1x A321), and you could argue there's increase...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 5854

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

The King Air 65 was the beginning of the family. It is a very under preforming airplane by today's standards. Depending on the model of 65 it either had a Take Off Gross Weight of 9,000lb or 9,300lbs. If it was a true military surplus version that wasn't pressurized and stripped to a bare cargo cab...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 38
Views: 5128

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

As a side note I was at the American Airlines lounge at LAX at around 1000 am last week and there were many people drinking beer and hard drinks.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you expect from Lounge staff?
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

Re: What do you expect from Lounge staff?

Just be friendly, smile and be willing to go the next mile for the customer. I always leave 5 dollars as a tip by the way. While nice, in some countries that would be frowned uppon. Or not expected by lounge staff. I just leave the tip on the table next to where I was sitting when I get up to leave...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you expect from Lounge staff?
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

Re: What do you expect from Lounge staff?

Just be friendly, smile and be willing to go the next mile for the customer. I always leave 5 dollars as a tip by the way.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1357

Cash for on board purchases still accepted?

Are there any midsize to large commercial airlines that still accept cash for on board purchases? I know in the United States there are none but how about carriers in other countries?

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines - arrive at the airport
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Alaska Airlines - arrive at the airport

I was just in the Alaska Airlines website looking for their location at LAX and I noticed that Alaska suggests that passengers arrive with checked bags 2 hours before departure and 1 hour before without checked bags. Just curious as to why Alaska requires so much more time for passengers with checke...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Small Airport in the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Worst Small Airport in the US?

Based on your travel experiences.. what is the worst small/regional airport you've ever been to? I'll start: Abilene Regional - KABI. By far the worst airport I have ever been to in the 25+ years of flying. Envoy is the only carrier with x7 flights daily to DFW which average about 25 minutes flight...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Small Airport in the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Worst Small Airport in the US?

Based on your travel experiences.. what is the worst small/regional airport you've ever been to? I'll start: Abilene Regional - KABI. By far the worst airport I have ever been to in the 25+ years of flying. Envoy is the only carrier with x7 flights daily to DFW which average about 25 minutes flight...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do airlines determine which specific instance of a type it routes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2594

Re: How do airlines determine which specific instance of a type it routes?

I like the OP's question. Here in Fort Lauderdale, every Friday, Azul manages to fly in and out their 330 with the special dark colors from and to Campinas, Brazil. Other than the cool coloring on the plane I am not sure if there is something different in regards to the seating capacity/arrangements...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3400

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Are there other countries that have strict trade agreements with Cuba or is the United States the outlier?

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports with US military bases
Replies: 26
Views: 1924

Re: US Airports with US military bases

Lawton-Fort Still, OK is a dual use airport.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers
Replies: 27
Views: 2432

Re: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers

Southwest Airlines was well known for its one stops but have they gotten away from doing this over the years?

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KDTW - why not "international" in the name of the airport?
Replies: 12
Views: 1762

Re: KDTW - why not "international" in the name of the airport?

Other international airports off the top of my head that don't have the word international in the name. KIAH - George Bush Intercontinental Airport EGLL - Heathrow Airport LFPG - Charles De Gaulle Airport EHAM - Schiphol Airport/Amsterdam Airport Schiphol WSSS - Singapore Changi Airport Not sure wh...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KDTW - why not "international" in the name of the airport?
Replies: 12
Views: 1762

KDTW - why not "international" in the name of the airport?

KDTW's formal name is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and is, of course, a major international airport in the United States. I am curious as to why KDTW does not have the word "international" in it's title since it is truly an airport with international service.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Canada?
Replies: 29
Views: 4797

Re: Spirit Airlines to Canada.

Anything that I think they could launch would be loss leaders. All of this is true, but YYZ-Florida still works at volume. That’s why you see MCO/TPA/FLL filled with Rouge 767s in winter. A seasonal NK 321 may have enough of an edge to break into the market, though I am skeptical. Slightly off topi...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11390

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Is UA to IAH a possibility down the road? AA has done well with service to DFW so perhaps more service to Texas from FAT would work...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3400

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Wife and I are booked (paid for in April) on a cruise to Cuba on the Majesty of The Seas leaving from Ft. Lauderdale on July 3rd of this year. From what I have read today it seems like our cruise is still a go since we reserved before June 4th. Is my assumption correct? Any input would be greatly a...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3400

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Wife and I are booked (paid for in April) on a cruise to Cuba on the Majesty of The Seas leaving from Ft. Lauderdale on July 3rd of this year. From what I have read today it seems like our cruise is still a go since we reserved before June 4th. Is my assumption correct? Any input would be greatly ap...

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by dfwjim1
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of DFW (future routes, future airlines Etc)
Replies: 25
Views: 1739

Re: Future of DFW (future routes, future airlines Etc)

Yeah, there have been any number of Texas-based topics posted here. No disrespect to those that reside in the Lone Star State but I just do not understand why you all believe that every international airline must serve Dallas, Houston or Austin. Again, nothing against Texas but it hardly seems to b...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Campinas, Brasil, SKBP?
Replies: 0
Views: 330

Campinas, Brasil, SKBP?

Last week I flew on Azul to Campinas, Brasil from Fort Lauderdale and return. SKBP has expanded greatly over the last few years with the new terminal being quite large and attractive. I was disappointed however by the lack of activity at the Airport both in terms of aircraft movements and number of ...

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by dfwjim1
Fri May 31, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 3624

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

To be fair ATL has only one commercial airport whereas the LA Basin has five.

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by dfwjim1
Wed May 29, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco
Replies: 114
Views: 4694

Re: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco

The same could be said for brain dead conservative policies in places like Phoenix, Dallas, Miami, Detroit, St. Louis, Houston, New Orleans, Salt Lake City....... You are once again talking out your ass. I live in the metro Phoenix area and it’s booming, with a budget surplus, and people are leavin...

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by dfwjim1
Tue May 28, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18894

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I recently worked with a former American mechanic who worked with some of the people that replaced that engine in Tulsa. He told me that in the end McDonnell Douglas ended up taking most of the lawsuits. But then ironically American ordered all those Super 80s shortly afterward. Why did MDC take mo...

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by dfwjim1
Tue May 28, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18894

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

[quote="N292UX"]This right here is a very haunting photo. This is a photo of the doomed AA191 flight taxiing for departure at ORD on the exact flight that it would crash. Pretty chilling.

Was this photo taken by the same person who took the famous crash photos?

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by dfwjim1
Tue May 28, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18894

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

When Captain Lux's family arrived at ORD, both the ORD Chief Pilot and the Captain that orginally had flight 191 met them at the gate. Very courageous on his part. I hope any guilt he may have felt has subsided. There are no accidents in God's kingdom. Wow that was courageous on his part for sure a...

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by dfwjim1
Mon May 27, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18894

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Actually, if memory serves me correctly, he swapped trips with another pilot he knew when they ran into each other at ORD as a favor. Interesting, I figured someone had called in. I didn’t know it happened the way you described. Captain Lux lived in the PHX area. Another CA asked him to take the tr...

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by dfwjim1
Sun May 26, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia plays near Alaska
Replies: 28
Views: 2901

Re: Russia plays near Alaska

Mortyman wrote:
dfwjim1 wrote:
So what happen if a Russian aircraft(s) that was being shadowed flew into that nation's airspace. If it didn't turn around would it be somehow forced down?



Forced to turn / down or as a last resort shot down. Why do you ask ?


Just curious...

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by dfwjim1
Sat May 25, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia plays near Alaska
Replies: 28
Views: 2901

Re: Russia plays near Alaska

So what happen if a Russian aircraft(s) that was being shadowed flew into that nation's airspace. If it didn't turn around would it be somehow forced down?

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by dfwjim1
Sat May 25, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 18415

Re: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident

The shot of the TWA DC9 was the most errie for me knowing everyone on that plane was going to be dead in a short time.

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by dfwjim1
Sat May 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: MIA holes to disappear.....eventually
Replies: 6
Views: 2222

Re: MIA holes to disappear.....eventually

I love to plane spot at MIA but I wish the Airport would build a nice place to watch planes.

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by dfwjim1
Sun May 19, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 38
Views: 4928

Hand flying commercial jets - routes

Just curious...are there any routes out there in which commercial jets are hand flown from take off to landing?

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by dfwjim1
Sat May 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW/DAL - Nasty Weather-Holding Patterns-Diversions & Cancellations
Replies: 30
Views: 4978

Re: DFW/DAL - Nasty Weather-Holding Patterns-DIversions & Cancellations

Listening to liveatc.net and DFW approach control to 18R is reporting drone activity at 3,000 feet somewhere along the approach path to 18R.

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