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by dfwjim1
Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Azul flight attendants, maximum age ?
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Azul flight attendants, maximum age ?

I fly on Azul Brazilian Airlines a couple of times a year and I have noticed that their flight attendants are always relatively young as compared to their counterparts with American, Delta and United Airlines. Does Azul have an upper age restriction for their flight attendants such as when an attend...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP 237 Medical Divert to KFAR
Replies: 31
Views: 7415

Re: TAP 237 Medical Divert to KFAR

In the case of medical diversions do airlines ever attempt to bill the ill person's medical insurance company in an attempt to recoup some or all of the cost of a diversion? Or is the cost absorbed by the airline?

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by dfwjim1
Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 55
Views: 5202

Re: Brazil Aviation Thread - 2022

Is there a reason Azul doesn't operate long haul out of GRU? I know they operate out of VCP for their main long haul routes.. But I think they are missing out on GRU. LATAM isn't the strongest competitor at the moment and Azul offers a very competitive product.. VCP is a nice airport but not really...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Sep 14, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 55
Views: 5202

Re: Brazil Aviation Thread - 2022

DCA350 wrote:
dfwjim1 wrote:
Don't have the article in front of me but Azul is going to start flying FLL - Belem and Manaus on alternate days beginning in December of this year.


Interesting, did it mention the equipment? I assume the A320NEO?


Yes

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by dfwjim1
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 55
Views: 5202

Re: Brazil Aviation Thread - 2022

Don't have the article in front of me but Azul is going to start flying FLL - Belem and Manaus on alternate days beginning in December of this year.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Sep 03, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What city has been axed and never service again?
Replies: 52
Views: 5966

Re: What city has been axed and never service again?

Concord, California. Had PSA service at one time but no more.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Sep 01, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Celebrates 75 Years to Hawaii
Replies: 104
Views: 15019

Re: United Celebrates 75 Years to Hawaii

Does anyone know what equipment United used initially in its Hawaii service? I have seen old pictures of Boeing 377 Stratocruisers at SFO bound for Honolulu, so that’s my guess. ... The UA launch aircraft on May 1, 1947 was the DC-6 SFO-HNL and was then the longest over-water commercial airline rou...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avgeek who doesn't enjoy flying ?
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

Re: Avgeek who doesn't enjoy flying ?

I still enjoy flying commercially especially when my flight involves going to a new destination or connecting through a new city. Hard part for me as I get older is being away from my home, family and pets.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Often is 28L/10R at KFLL Actually Used
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

Re: How Often is 28L/10R at KFLL Actually Used

I flew out on Azul Brazilian Airlines a couple of weeks ago on a Monday morning and my flight departed using 10R instead of 10L which is the usual runway of choice for Azul. The A330 got off the ground with plenty of room to spare which was impressive considering that the plane was fully loaded with...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 3144

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

Had a friend of a. friend net roughly $1,000,000 after winning a progressive lottery in Louisiana. He and his wife were always poor managers of money and they ended up blowing the whole $ 1 M in a year's time.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Azul Brazilian Airlines, government subsidies?
Replies: 1
Views: 754

Azul Brazilian Airlines, government subsidies?

I was just reviewing Azul's route map within Brazil and I noticed AD flies to many small cities some of which are only served by AD.

Does AD recieve subsidies from the Brazilian government to fly to smaller cities that may lack commercial air service otherwise? Or is the flying done on their dime?

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do flights to LIM arrive in the evening?
Replies: 33
Views: 9055

Re: Why do flights to LIM arrive in the evening?

Yesterday (Tuesday) I flew on AD's FLL - VCP daytime flight. First time flying in the daytime as I have always flown this route utilizing the red eye. Interesting thing is that there were alot of families with children onboard the daytime flight compared to the red eye flights I have done. The dayt...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do flights to LIM arrive in the evening?
Replies: 33
Views: 9055

Re: Why do flights to LIM arrive in the evening?

Because Lima isn't really far enough away from North America or high yield enough to warrant red eyes both ways with an aircraft on the ground all day long. Sao Paulo (GRU) is the only city in South America economically important enough to warrant the cost of an aircraft on the ground all day to de...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Credit card sign up commission for FAs
Replies: 3
Views: 1852

Credit card sign up commission for FAs

On every AA flight that I have been on the last several years one of the flight attendants makes a sales pitch for signing for up an AA Citibank card. Do AA flight attendants make a commission for each customer that signs up and is approved for a Citibank card?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jul 18, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collision reported North Las Vegas Airport Multiple Fatalities
Replies: 15
Views: 6265

Re: Private Aircraft collide in pattern at VGT - 07/17/2022

A Piper and Cessna collided while in the pattern, apparently for Runway 30R. My "home" airport when and where I learned to fly, very familiar with the pattern and will await the NTSB report for cause. RIP to those involved. https://www.ktnv.com/news/north-las-vegas-police-confirm-plane-cr...

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by dfwjim1
Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 252
Views: 52540

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Palm Beach to and from Austin seems like an odd route.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 403
Views: 101570

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

DEN wants to attract more international service so how about trying to get flights to and from Brazil, Chile, Argentina...etc Great idea! Why not flights to Tahiti, Australia and Egypt too! Just thought it would be a consideration since United is already flying to deep South America from other airp...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 403
Views: 101570

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

DEN wants to attract more international service so how about trying to get flights to and from Brazil, Chile, Argentina...etc

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6121

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

In real life would an airstrike even be feasible against such a heavily defended target surrounded by high mountains? Seems to me that a barrage of submarine and/or land based missles would do the job. That "defended target" did not have even one access road... go, figure... what do you w...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6121

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

In real life would an airstrike even be feasible against such a heavily defended target surrounded by high mountains?

Seems to me that a barrage of submarine and/or land based missles would do the job.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6121

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Is the scene where the F18s fly sideways under a tall bridge real or computer generated?

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by dfwjim1
Mon May 16, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL crew robbed at gun point at hotel in Brazil
Replies: 27
Views: 7177

Re: GOL crew robbed at gun point at hotel in Brazil

ojjunior wrote:
dfwjim1 wrote:
Wife's family lives in Campinas, Brazil and people in that city never leave their unattended cars outside after dark.


Yet Campinas is like Denmark or Singapore ir terms of safety if compared to Salvador.


Interesting...I have heard that Salvador is rough but didn't know it was that bad.

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by dfwjim1
Sun May 15, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy
Replies: 23
Views: 1829

Re: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy

I fly on Azul Brazilian Airlines between Fort Lauderdale and the Sao Paulo area a couple of times of year and the customer service people and flight crews employed by Azul are always so polite, clean cut and helpful. A world of difference from their counterparts that work for airlines in the United ...

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by dfwjim1
Sun May 15, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9726

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

The report I read said after this a-hole shot up the place, he put the gun to his chin but the cops talked him out of doing himself in. Too bad - nothing would be more deserving than this piece of filth to be removed from the planet. There are no words in the English language to strongly enough con...

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by dfwjim1
Sun May 15, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL crew robbed at gun point at hotel in Brazil
Replies: 27
Views: 7177

Re: GOL crew robbed at gun point at hotel in Brazil

Wife's family lives in Campinas, Brazil and people in that city never leave their unattended cars outside after dark.

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by dfwjim1
Wed May 11, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues

My vote goes for Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL), my hometown airport. The terminals are close to the main taxiways and runways so for one of the busier airports in the United States the taxi times for both departures and arrivals are minimal. Flew out of FLL on Azul a couple of months...

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by dfwjim1
Thu May 05, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?
Replies: 13
Views: 3448

Re: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?

The approval is more related to the airline, not the aircraft. Airlines are approved by regulators (CASA in terms of QF) to conduct ETOPS, not specific aircraft tails. It is that regulatory approval which limits the times and routes they can operate. Yes this is true, but different aircraft types a...

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by dfwjim1
Thu May 05, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 261
Views: 35767

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

When Boeing was looking into moving from Seattle they were also considering the DFW area for their headquarters.

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by dfwjim1
Tue May 03, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 108
Views: 12720

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

Pan Am, SFO - LAX - SFO in 1987.

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by dfwjim1
Tue May 03, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 108
Views: 12720

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

Pan Am, SFO - LAX - SFO in 1987.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Apr 30, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unserved/Underserved US Routes Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 2269

Re: Unserved/Underserved US Routes Thread

Perhaps West Palm Beach to England, France and/or Germany.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 252
Views: 52540

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Would FLL to BNA be a route that would work for G4?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Love Field (DAL) service in 2024
Replies: 12
Views: 3344

Re: Love Field (DAL) service in 2024

How about Allegiant flying out of DAL to various domestic leisure destinations?

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by dfwjim1
Sat Apr 16, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large Cities with the most leakage from local airport
Replies: 36
Views: 2821

Re: Large Cities with the most leakage from local airport

Palm Beach, Florida, comes to mind with leakage to Fort Lauderdale primarily.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Apr 06, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1531
Views: 321792

Re: Delta’s long term SLC plans

This is a big year for SLC. Eurowings Discover is beginning FRA, LHR is resuming, Air Canada is returning on the A220, and Spirit is coming to Utah for the first time. My hopes for the airport are ICN (likely that this will happen once market recovers), Midwest routes return, MTY, KEF, and maybe LI...

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by dfwjim1
Tue Mar 15, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B777 to SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 5801

Re: AA B777 to SFO

In 2018 I flew on a 777 from DFW to SFO; it was a swap for a 787.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Mar 05, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1148
Views: 163865

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Not sure if this has been discussed yet...is there a possibility that Russia might use tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine?

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by dfwjim1
Thu Mar 03, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country - News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 123
Views: 16448

Sun Country KORD to Alliance, Texas

I was checking Flightaware for Alliamce,Texas and have noticed that Sun Country is running a flight from KORD to Alliance the last 3 evenings. Anyone happen to know what the purpose of these flights are?

Thank you

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by dfwjim1
Sat Feb 26, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1148
Views: 163865

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

I am wondering if Russia would have backed down from invading Ukraine if NATO had established a strong military presence in Ukraine in 2021.

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by dfwjim1
Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 100
Views: 10425

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

A couple of times a year I fly on Azul Brazilian Airlines from FLL to Campinas, Brazil. When I tell people in the U.S. I fly on Azul to Brazil the vast majority have never heard of that airline.

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by dfwjim1
Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 56
Views: 10712

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

MAH4546 wrote:
Air France will go double daily year round starting at the end of March.

In May, American Eagle will resume daily service to Columbia, resume Saturday service to Huntsville and begin new Saturday service to Chattanooga.


Are the Saturday only services designed to cater to people going on cruises?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Feb 14, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor News and Discussion Thread 2022
Replies: 179
Views: 36489

Re: Condor adding LAX/SFO/BOS summer seasonal

Didn't Condor fly to and from Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale (FLL) at one time?

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by dfwjim1
Wed Feb 09, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7724

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

Queen Elizabeth is 95, and Charles is 73. I think at this point a "dry-run" of the handoff is definitely being rehearsed every few years, but I doubt Queen Elizabeth would ever abdicate. What is known, is that Charles will serve a far shorter tenure as King than Elizabeth did. In addition...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Feb 09, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite city skyline?
Replies: 53
Views: 3799

Re: Your favorite city skyline?

sea13 wrote:
Simple question. What cities have your favorite skyline?

Austin or Salt Lake City are my two favorite. OKC’s skyline is definitely my least favorite.


How true about OKC...has one skyscraper.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Feb 09, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite city skyline?
Replies: 53
Views: 3799

Re: Your favorite city skyline?

Miami, Florida has a beautiful skyline.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Citizens Urged to Leave Ukraine As Threat of Russian Invasion Looms
Replies: 24
Views: 2121

Re: US Citizens Urged to Leave Ukraine As Threat of Russian Invasion Looms

Not really that interested in what the US foreign office is suggesting their citizens do, to be honest. Now if a whole range of countries started doing the same, and that range was to include the EU, then it would be worthy of interest to someone this side of the pond. As for a war in Ukraine, it’s...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway found alive at AMS after African flight.
Replies: 38
Views: 9177

Re: Stowaway found alive at AMS after African flight.

2eng2efficient wrote:
He survived to be deported back to where he came from.


After surviving what he did I hope he is not deported.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight turned back for anti-mask passenger
Replies: 40
Views: 6472

Re: AA flight turned back for anti-mask passenger

I get why they turned back. The UK would have potentially deported her and they'd have to pay to bring her back, or they'd be obligated to somehow get her back to the US if she continued her trip. Also, they couldn't risk the liability of her having COVID and spreading it to other passengers. You c...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 12078

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

I get the feeling that Putin is not too fearful of economic sanctions at this point. Perhaps if the United States and its NATO allies had inserted ground troops and aircraft in Ukraine last year Russia would have backed off.

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