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by dfwjim1
Sat May 01, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it
Replies: 61
Views: 2775

Re: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it

A number of years ago I heard that Schinder Trucking was offering a deal where a truck driver that drove for them could choose an option to drive one full week and then be home and off the following week.

Not sure if that program is still in effect though.

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by dfwjim1
Sat May 01, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Puerto Rican and Dominican flights departing at 2-3am
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Puerto Rican and Dominican flights departing at 2-3am

A few AS nonstop flights between SEA and ANC depart between 3:00 AM Alaska Time and 5:00 AM Alaska Time, but flights departing from ANC between 3:00 AM and 5:00 AM Alaska Time allow passengers to more easily connect to the Eastern U.S. from Alaska through SEA. ANC is also 1 hour behind SEA. Yeah, I...

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by dfwjim1
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25
Replies: 40
Views: 8594

Re: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25

Read somewhere that at least one of the participants were from the Chicago area.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2024

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

I'll definitely continue wearing them while flying. Long before COVID, it wasn't uncommon for me to come down with a cold shortly after flying in winter. If I can avoid that by wearing a mask, I'm all for it. Even before COVID came along I would see an occasional airline passenger wearing a mask to...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American eyeing AUS, BNA, & RDU for expansion
Replies: 87
Views: 11725

Re: American eyeing AUS, BNA, & RDU for expansion

Given how much AA has reduced its fleet (70 737-800s, all 757s, all 767s, all A330s, all E190s), what will be at the expense of all this planned "growth?" Chicago? Philadelphia? Washington? Los Angeles? Apart from PHL, AA has hubs in some pretty competitive markets. We keep hearing about ...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 4850

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

Is it me or does the cop look like the guy from Burn Notice? It isn't the usual agitators getting in on the narrative, LeBron James tweets "You're Next." Two black lives were saved, yet cry for the assailant. What is a cop to do next time? Let the knife fight go on and let them sort it ou...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2024

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

Yes for sure as I have not been ill since I started wearing a mask.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question Regarding Allegiant
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Re: Question Regarding Allegiant

I have only flown on G4 once, FLL to AVL. All employees were professional and friendly.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 12527

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

AA has not "closed" their hub at PHX. Whether they close it in the future, I've not heard anything there. Regardless, I disagree. The PHX metropolitan area is massive (10th in US) and is growing at a rapid pace. St. Louis is 20th (barely growing), CLE is 34th (declining), and PIT is 27th ...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of WN service out of GRK, LRD, MFE, or TPL?
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Any possibility of WN service out of GRK, LRD, MFE, or TPL?

Not Texas but I wonder if Shreveport, LA would ever be in the running for WN service?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?
Replies: 44
Views: 4146

Re: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?

Going with WN, DAL to/from OKC. While WN had served OKC nonstop from DAL for almost 40 years, I probably do not expect WN to re-add DAL-OKC nonstop service anytime soon as the PDEW of DAL-OKC was only 28 passengers per day in 2019. The majority of the passengers on WN's DAL-OKC nonstop flights were...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4336

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

Was the gentleman who was killed doing an UberEats run at the time of the carjacking?

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by dfwjim1
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18300

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

"Tower, KLMxyz, Apologies you were stepped on. Confirm we're cleared for take-off?" No assuming, no ambiguity, no slight on masculinity, pride or most importantly, professionalism. KLM captain just assumed the runway was clear, even after it was questioned. He just assumed the take off cl...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18300

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

The bombing at the Gran Canaria Airport , of course, caused the PA and KLM 747s to divert to Terenife. Were the people who planted the bomb ever arrested for the bombing? If so did they also face charges related to the crash? Couldn't find much of anything on the web related to this part of the Teri...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul 9710/9711, FLL/VCP
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Azul 9710/9711, FLL/VCP

My wife and I occasionally fly Fort Lauderdale to/from Campinas, Brazil on Azul flights 8704/8705. We were recently booking another flight to Brazil and I tried to book a flight on Azul 9710/9711 which runs 2 to 3 times a week on the same route but those flights did not show up in Azul's reservation...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2775

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is now "tolerating" Taiwan

scbriml wrote:
Of course, it’s all the democrats fault. :lol:

Let’s conveniently ignore that the previous president was so tough he became best buddies with NK and let them continue with their nuclear program and missile testing.


Just like the four presidents before him.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dispute on South China Sea - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 9785

Re: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)

If a conflict broke out between Vietnam and China would the United States come to Vietnam's rescue or would they be on their own?

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by dfwjim1
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers and personal cell phones
Replies: 4
Views: 1837

Air Traffic Controllers and personal cell phones

I see people at places of work constantly checking their personal phones while on duty. Are air traffic controllers (worldwide) allowed to check their personal cells while on duty if it is not busy? If not are ATC personnel required to leave their cells "at the door" before starting their ...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PIC Swap With Two Captains?
Replies: 10
Views: 1878

Re: PIC Swap With Two Captains?

Last year I flew from Campinas, Brazil to Fort Lauderdale on Azul and the three pilots were all captains.

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by dfwjim1
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 104
Views: 10288

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

Slightly off topic but has there been any proposals to close ASE and build a new airport in the valley near Basalt? I visited Aspen for the first time last year and it seemed like the area near Basalt could handle a new airport that would be safer and larger than ASE.

Probably a pipe dream though.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 104
Views: 10288

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

Does ASE generate enough revenue to warrant keeping the CR7 around dedicated to that airport?

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by dfwjim1
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 5096

Re: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2021

I saw there was an uptick on DAB-DFW, but didn't realized they'd upped it to daily NOW. DFW-DAB for the most part has been daily. However, as of now it's just scheduled till the end of spring. If it does well AA has indicated it would be year round. Spring Break is probably the engine driving this ...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 104
Views: 10288

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

On a per passenger count, private jets are much less than half of pax throughput. There’s demand, but the billionaires are keeping out the riff-raff. I visited Aspen in November 2020 for the first time and I came away feeling like the town had a strange vibe to it. Beautiful place but the lack of m...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 104
Views: 10288

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

As an alternative to ASE would the airport at Grand Junction work?

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by dfwjim1
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Daylight Savings Time - connections
Replies: 14
Views: 2417

Re: Daylight Savings Time - connections

Daylight Savings Time did not go into effect this morning. But Daylight Saving Time did. :checkmark: Exactly. But colloquially a LOT of people say "Savings" because that's probably how their parents said it so they just picked it up. I was one of them until I got older and learned the pro...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 4506

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

Back in the 70s the United States Government proposed a plan for the U.S. to completely switch to the metric system but there was such a public outcry against its implementation that the swichover was dropped.

Always thought it was a shame that it didn't happen.

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by dfwjim1
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Daylight Savings Time - connections
Replies: 14
Views: 2417

Daylight Savings Time - connections

Of course Daylight Savings Time in the United States went into effect this morning at 2 AM. I assume that eastbound red eye flights would depart at their regular time but land an hour late at their destination. Would connecting flights from the red eyes be held or scheduled an hour later to accommod...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI and FBI Most Wanted on CBS?
Replies: 2
Views: 487

FBI and FBI Most Wanted on CBS?

I am a long time watcher of the CBS shows, "FBI" and "FBI Most Wanted" and I have noticed that in 95% of the shows the bad guys have been White adult males with the other 5% being Latinos. I can't recall one show where the criminal(s) are Black and/or Asian. Don't get me wrong I ...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?
Replies: 44
Views: 4146

Re: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?

Going with WN, DAL to/from OKC.

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by dfwjim1
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 1789

Re: Why isn't MSP a busier airport (in normal times)?

I'd almost compare it to DEN instead. The markets are of similar size but DEN has really exploded in recent years and is a triple hub, while MSP is still basically just Delta-land with some SY thrown in. Technically the MSP metro area is larger than DEN's, but MSP has pretty consistently remained i...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 42
Views: 2978

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

I lived in Fresno, CA for six years but never flew in and out of FAT . In fact I still have not used the airport.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 249
Views: 23609

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

My first thought for AA to ORD was to expect a 175. If it is mainline I will be pleasantly surprised. I would think UA has to take a closer look at a number of things. Besides restarting FAT-ORD they need to reconsider the other 3 routes being CR2s. I used to pick on DL about the CR2s but now it is...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1208
Views: 186811

Re: AA launching MIA-TLV/PBM/LIT

Good to see AA start flying MIA/LIT; are there many people flying between the two cities and beyond at the MIA end?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Calling out 80 knots
Replies: 39
Views: 4609

Calling out 80 knots

I am a frequent watcher of airline videos and noticed that on the takeoff roll 80 knots is called out when an aircraft reaches that speed. What is the reason for a call out at 80 knots?

Thanks for your responses!

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United upgrading in COS
Replies: 35
Views: 5077

Re: United upgrading in COS

Is COS much of a jumping off point for skiers headed to the mountains?

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkansas Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 2443

Re: Arkansas Aviation Thread - 2021

Don't hear much about Texarkana Regional; I wonder if there is any room for growth at airport?

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 13893

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

I did DFW-HNL a couple of years ago and can confirm there was exactly one pass with BoB and drinks, about an hour after departure. Around hour 5 I had to go looking for the flight attendants just to get more water. The plane was less than half full, but it was just unbelievable. Was AA selling food...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Earliest departures/arrivals
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

Re: Earliest departures/arrivals

I was on an Azul flight within Brazil last year that the left the gate 30 minutes late.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 13893

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

That's a good start. I'm sick of AA and UA's Hawaii service that only includes a bag of pretzels. That's too bad, though I wonder where you've flown on AA and UA to HNL, from LAX? If AA from DFW or UA from IAH I'd certainly expect at least a meal since it's about an 8 hour flight (average in either...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Navy seeks to use C-130J-30 in TACAMO mission
Replies: 29
Views: 3039

Re: US Navy seeks to use C-130J-30 in TACAMO mission

At first I thought using the C-130 for the TACAMO mission would be an odd replacement for the E-6B but perhaps the C-130 would do better in a nuclear war environment.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Day trip to deep South America?
Replies: 15
Views: 1957

Re: Day trip to deep South America?

My personal 'record' is a day trip from Europe to South Africa. To experience the then new Airbus A380 of Lufthansa I had booked a return ticket from Amsterdam via Frankfurt to Johannesburg. Left Schiphol on Saturday evening, returned on Monday morning. The journey gave me around ten hours at the b...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Navy seeks to use C-130J-30 in TACAMO mission
Replies: 29
Views: 3039

Re: US Navy seeks to use C-130J-30 in TACAMO mission

Yes, they are. I don't know what their times are or if they're always on alert at each location, but they do pull alert. At Travis AFB, the TACAMO operation is literally at the old SAC alert facility near the intersection of 21L/R. Interesting I didn't know that there was a TACAMO operation at Trav...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many flight hours does an average airline pilot acquire towards the end of his career?
Replies: 11
Views: 1251

Re: How many flight hours does an average airline pilot acquire towards the end of his career?

Domestic freight pilots (US, presumably elsewhere) fly hub turns, say KBUF to KSDF and back. 5 days on, 9 days off, IIRC from old UPS guy. That’s maybe 22 hours a week, 50 hours a month. Bid reserve and might not fly for 2 months. Freighters sit a lot. In general does a pilot on reserve get paid a ...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14320

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

jplatts wrote:
smflyer wrote:
SMF-FLL
SMF-LAX on B6


I agree that B6 adding SMF-FLL/LAX nonstop service are possibilities with B6 already serving both FLL and LAX nonstop from other West Coast cities.

SMF - FLL would be a good route once cruises get back up to speed.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Navy seeks to use C-130J-30 in TACAMO mission
Replies: 29
Views: 3039

Re: US Navy seeks to use C-130J-30 in TACAMO mission

Are TACAMO aircraft on alert status?

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Day trip to deep South America?
Replies: 15
Views: 1957

Re: Day trip to deep South America?

I imagine it wouldn't be that bad either especially if one traveled in first/business class.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 63
Views: 8127

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021

Going with Azul resuming some of their non VCP flights to Brazil from FLL.

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by dfwjim1
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Day trip to deep South America?
Replies: 15
Views: 1957

Day trip to deep South America?

I fly from MIA/FLL a couple of times a year to Sao Paulo, Brazil taking overnight flights both ways. Is it common at all for business people to fly to deep South America for the day and return in the evening to the US/Canada/Mexico? To make this work the travel would mostly likely have to be in busi...

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by dfwjim1
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round trip routes where both legs travel the same direction
Replies: 11
Views: 3704

Re: Round trip routes where both legs travel the same direction

as739x wrote:
Qatar 737/738 the new service Doha-San Francisco seems to reverse route


This seems like the kind of flight that could either go west or east from both origin cities depending on the winds.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports set for large growth
Replies: 27
Views: 1935

Re: Airports set for large growth

MIA, FLL and PBI in South Florida especially when the cruise industry rebounds.

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