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by dfwjim1
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest air trip made.
Replies: 29
Views: 824

Re: Craziest air trip made.

Had a customer fly on AA using points, LHR - LAX - DFW - FLL. They were really tired when they arrived in FLL!

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by dfwjim1
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1182 arrives at MIA from GUA with stowaway
Replies: 19
Views: 6505

Re: AA1182 arrives at MIA from GUA with stowaway

Sadly conditions for some in their home countries are so bad they will risk their lives to escape in the most dangerous ways. As I and others have said about other 'stowaways', there was terrible security at origin airport. That needs to be seriously looked at as well as possible actions against th...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time
Replies: 37
Views: 9811

Re: Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time

Was that a DC-3 in the background at Antarctica?

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by dfwjim1
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss awarded 5th Freedom rights between Argentina and Brazil
Replies: 20
Views: 4172

Re: Swiss awarded 5th Freedom rights between Argentina and Brazil

Curious as to why Swiss would be given 5th freedom rights on this route.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has anyone here flown on a Boeing 720?
Replies: 25
Views: 2831

Re: Has anyone here flown on a Boeing 720?

In 1971 I flew from Hilo, Hawaii on a Western Airlines 720 with my grandparents. Only 12 at the time but remember boarding via stairs, the halfway point guessing game, the punch bowl, the flight attendants wearing Hawaiian shirts and getting slammed with some turbulence. My flight to Hawaii was on a...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2703

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

Did you see where Ruggs' attorneys are trying to blame the response time of the fire dept for the woman's death? https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/11/12/henry-ruggss-attorneys-blame-slow-firefighters-for-death-of-woman-he-hit-at-156mph-1162092/ Yes, ridiculous. It's incredible what kind of crap the...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2255

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

interesting how people assume nobody wants red eyes. There are a whole group of crew that love them because they're able to juggle personal/home responsibilities with work. While passengers probably don't love them, they're often extremely convenient for people going west to east. Last September I ...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 2810

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

The interesting thing is that the OP has two red eye flights.

Does LAX have mini suite rooms at the airport?

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by dfwjim1
Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2703

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

Ruggs only faces 2-20 years in prison. I Wonder if the Reckless driving will be considered an aggravating factor? https://www.shouselaw.com/nv/dui/laws/felony-dui/dui-causing-injury-or-death/ 2. What is the sentence under NRS 484C.430? Causing a serious injury or fatality by drunk or drugged drivin...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2703

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

Another disturbing thing about this incident is Ruggs was able to bail out of jail ($150,000 bond).

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by dfwjim1
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Palm Beach Airport billboard ad at Fort Lauderdale
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Palm Beach Airport billboard ad at Fort Lauderdale

Last week as I was exiting FLL after dropping off my wife I noticed a billboard advertising PBI as being the better place to fly out of then FLL. Not sure if the billboard was on airport grounds but nonetheless it was strange to see a billboard advertising one airport so close to another. First time...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 5907

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

In all my years flying, I never had a landing on the 1s or a departure from the 19s at KSFO. Yikes: KSFO 241556Z 19032G41KT 2SM -RA BR FEW008 BKN070 OVC090 17/15 A2963 RMK AO2 PK WND 20045/1515 SLP034 P0010 T01720150 KSFO 241456Z 19032G40KT 2SM -RA BR FEW008 BKN046 OVC085 17/15 A2963 RMK AO2 PK WND...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 760
Views: 139875

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

I've seen the "master plan" for what the total 12 runway layout would look like. I'm curious does anyone know which one they would select for the proposed 7th? I can't find anything that speculates on that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The airport is currently in discussions with th...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 506
Views: 78559

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Allegiant just added 7 new routes from AUS; source below. Destinations: AMA SDF SNA PVU (Provo, UT) FSD SGF (Springfield, MO) TUL Service starts on Nov. 18 with twice-weekly flights to each. Yes, it's "just" G4 with the usual token two flights per week, but I find some of these interestin...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 50
Views: 2593

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

If one of the black coaches in the NFL made the exact same comments toward non-black people do you think he would be fired too? Let's hope the same standards would apply.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights question
Replies: 12
Views: 2048

Re: Landing lights question

dfwjim1, just for your interest, here is a little background on exterior lighting. In the U.S., at the two companies I have worked for, it is operations policy to display maximum exterior lighting whenever the aircraft is below FL180. The exception, as noted above, is the landing lights on aircraft...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Point-To-Point routes in the US
Replies: 20
Views: 1661

Re: Point-To-Point routes in the US

Would AA's FLL to BOS count as a P2P?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2292

Re: Your favorite junk food

LabQuest wrote:
Any sort of sour candy. I'll go through a whole bag.


Me too...I slammed a whole bunch of Sour Kids candy last week and my gum lines were sore the next day :-)

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by dfwjim1
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights question
Replies: 12
Views: 2048

Re: Landing lights question

Was there noise or vibration with the lights on, or did things get smoother after they were turned off? The A320 series' folding landing lights stick out into the airflow and can produce noticeable effects above 250 knots. I think they also have a small fuel burn penalty. If not, then you may have ...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-100 Super Sabres at Bozeman, MT
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

F-100 Super Sabres at Bozeman, MT

Flew out of Bozeman, MT yesterday and I drove over to the general aviation area as I had plenty of time before my flight departed. There were two former USAF F-100s parked at one of the facilities both painted in white and equipped with external fuel tanks. Just curious if the two F-100s are based a...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights question
Replies: 12
Views: 2048

Landing lights question

The other night I flew from CLT to FLL on an AA A321 and I was seated on the left side immediately forward of the engine. The unusual thing is that the landing light stayed on all the way up to cruising altitude and then was shut off. Upon descent into FLL the landing light came on at a much lower a...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some major airports like LAX and PHX not have crosswind runways?
Replies: 22
Views: 3797

Re: Why do some major airports like LAX and PHX not have crosswind runways?

Just down the the road from DFW, DAL no longer has a crosswind runway.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 55
Views: 5378

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

I lived in Fresno,CA in the 80s and never flew in or out of FAT until last week when I flew FLL-DFW-FAT to visit family in the Bay Area.

Visited Fort Meyers, Sarasota and Punta Gorda airports without ever flying in or out of them. Key West too.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov't Charter Flights To Haiti
Replies: 15
Views: 3533

Re: Gov't Charter Flights To Haiti

How do Haitians get from PAP to South Texas? It sounds like there was a large migration after the 2010 Earthquake which resulted in tens of thousands of Haitians in South America and have recently made the trek North to the US Southern Border. https://english.elpais.com/usa/2021-08-11/the-silent-ex...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Personal items left onboard American Airlines flight
Replies: 10
Views: 2295

Personal items left onboard American Airlines flight

Whenever I fly on AA an announcement is made that if someone forgets something when leaving the aircraft they can not come back inside the aircraft and retrieve that item. I get that part but will the aircraft crew and/or customer service people go to the person's seat to locate the missing item? Th...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 79856

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Perhaps WN will add DAL in the future.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 79856

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I lived in Fresno back in the early 80s for a few years before moving back to the Bay Area and then moving out of state. Never had the chance to utilize FAT back then but I am flying FLL-DFW-FAT on AA next Thursday to visit family in San Francisco. Looking forward to experiencing FAT and visiting F...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 79856

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I lived in Fresno back in the early 80s for a few years before moving back to the Bay Area and then moving out of state. Never had the chance to utilize FAT back then but I am flying FLL-DFW-FAT on AA next Thursday to visit family in San Francisco. Looking forward to experiencing FAT and visiting Fr...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 79856

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I lived in Fresno back in the early 80s for a few years before moving back to the Bay Area and then moving out of state. Never had the chance to utilize FAT back then but I am flying FLL-DFW-FAT on AA next Thursday to visit family in San Francisco. Looking forward to experiencing FAT and visiting Fr...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft at Gander on 9/11/2001
Replies: 36
Views: 9561

Re: Aircraft at Gander on 9/11/2001

Why was Gander such a popular spot to land all these planes?

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by dfwjim1
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines LAX-MEX Red-Eye Service History
Replies: 36
Views: 8184

Re: Western Airlines LAX-MEX Red-Eye Service History

Read somewhere a number of years ago that the WA Captain and First Officer intensely disliked each other.

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by dfwjim1
Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA
Replies: 29
Views: 7052

Re: Florida Man Screams N-word and Hurls Metal Pole at MIA

Is the guy a Florida resident or was he on vacation/transiting through MIA?

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by dfwjim1
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1190
Views: 221340

Re: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY

I wonder if the 737-800s are just too much airplane for some of these flaky little places out west they're trying to fly to .. Provo .. St.George .. Ogden.. Eureka .. come on now .. would they ever need 189 seats for these little villages? Now .. move those -800s to HVN and watch us them fill up! ;...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 2042

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Not sure if anyone would know this but did Alex Traveck have a list of people who he felt would be a good candidate to replace him?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 79856

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Off topic but when I lived in Fresno in the early 80s people would often call Fresno "Fresburg". Is this still a common practice?

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by dfwjim1
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the greatest airport in the world?
Replies: 46
Views: 3591

Re: What is the greatest airport in the world?

graceintheair wrote:
I've always loved HNL with its outdoor walkways and gardens.


Plus Honolulu is such a cool destination.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 announces 22 new routes for winter
Replies: 29
Views: 9701

Re: G4 announces 22 new routes for winter

Destin - Fort Walton to Las Vegas is an interesting choice of routes...two leisure destinations connected but I assume most of the traffic will be VPS to LAS.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another record at SRQ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3060

Re: Another record at SRQ?

Off topic but I was visiting Sarasota last week and I noticed that the city has a Lamborghini dealership, Lamborghini Sarasota.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13731

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

Duct taping any passenger to a seat, as happened on F9 last week, and now on AA this week seems like a huge liability issue. What happens in the event of an emergency evacuation if crew can't get the tape removed in time and the passenger is stuck? I do wonder what the alternative is when said pers...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 7982

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

Sticking up a grown man driving a pickup truck was obviously not a good move.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA brought a touch of class to Albuquerque
Replies: 15
Views: 1623

Re: TWA brought a touch of class to Albuquerque

I am sure there were fistfights and boorish behavior on airliners and airports back then too.

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21
Replies: 50
Views: 18213

Re: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21

F9Animal wrote:
Greyhound has some serious competition lately. When I was in IAH a few weeks ago, I took a walk to see the Spirit gates. I swear it was like a Michael Jackson Thriller real life experience. $9 zombies everywhere.


Sounds like Terminal 4 at FLL where NK has a bunch of departures.

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 12636

Re: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA

I was driving by Terminal 4 at FLL last Friday and there were a bunch of police cars with lights on in front of the terminal...Lol.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 12636

Re: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA

Interesting that we don't see flights and ugly incidents on Net Jet flights.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 1974

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

Kind of surprised that the driver was not arrested.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 12636

Re: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA

My MCO/FLL/MIA based friends? Oh yeah, every trip. I'm completely here for your profile pic lol ... but .. Every trip? I think they may be exaggerating. I fly regularly for work, often to Florida, and haven't seen any of these issues. The fact is that the vast majority of flights (even to/from MCO/...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5793

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

I lived in North Texas for a number of years and found that the local and state police were very strict about enforcing speeding laws.

Now living in South Florida where speeding laws are not enforced unless one is really moving.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl
Replies: 18
Views: 4968

Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

2eng2efficient wrote:
ILNFlyer wrote:
Likely not his first arrest for such behavior. He needs to be permanently removed from society.


76 years old and 15 year maximum statutory sentence… should do the trick.


Probably won't make it to the 5 year supervised probation.

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