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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: 26
Views: 6286

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: 1567

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: 8529

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: 26
Views: 6286

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: 1781

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: 2560

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: 254
Views: 32073

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: 82
Views: 5228

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: 82
Views: 5228

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: 1975

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: 152
Views: 27492

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: 3236

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: 2548

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: 773
Views: 155705

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: 5731

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: 945
Views: 125999

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: 48
Views: 9458

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: 945
Views: 125999

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: 97
Views: 8377

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: 21
Views: 4642

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: 107
Views: 15902

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: 7504

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: 3583

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: 3583

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: 2032

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: 9002

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: 6348

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: 11750

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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by dfwjim1
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7441

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

Thanks for the reply and great story. Love hearing that pilots would pick it up in a minute! They would enter Circle to Land and do prep during that time? Is this a unique approach for narrow-body aircraft alone? I am not a pilot, so I can't say for sure what the procedure would be for a change in ...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Short taxi time at Charlotte.
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

Re: Short taxi time at Charlotte.

maps4ltd wrote:
As another poster said, it often depends on where you are in line during a big bank. At CLT, taxi times can easily go to 30-40 minutes in such banks.


I have experienced that a number of times at CLT.

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do non-passenger flights avoid bad weather as much?
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Do non-passenger flights avoid bad weather as much?

I was watching a show ( can't recall which one) about FedEx a number of years ago and a pilot that was interviewed mentioned that he and his fellow pilots tended to fly their planes a little more aggressively as compared to pilots who fly passengers.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Short taxi time at Charlotte.
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

Short taxi time at Charlotte.

I fly in and out of Charlotte on AA a few times a year and each time I am there I expect long taxi times for both takeoff and landing. Last December 26 was the exception though as my 2030 flight to Fort Lauderdale left the gate on time and proceeded down the taxiway with just one plane in front. Had...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 10528

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2022

Totally far out I imagine butwould ABQ -HNL ever be a possibility at 2- 3 times a week?

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 62870

Re: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options

Could we be seeing Allegiant offering connecting flights down the road?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 116
Views: 10213

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022

I was in Orlando this weekend and
Universal and Disney World were insanely busy which was good to see.

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by dfwjim1
Mon Dec 27, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate
Replies: 20
Views: 3145

Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate

Is at all common for aircraft to arrive at an incorrect gate due to air and/or ground crew error? I am thinking it might be a thing at larger/busier airports.

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by dfwjim1
Sun Dec 26, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transfer of checked bags - AA to B6 at Phoenix
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Re: Transfer of checked bags - AA to B6 at Phoenix

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Are you booking an AA ticket that shows the connection or are you booking two tickets. If the former, as a AA/B6 codeshare, the bags will be checked to FLL.


I am booking an AA ticket that shows the connection.
Thanks!

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by dfwjim1
Sun Dec 26, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transfer of checked bags - AA to B6 at Phoenix
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Transfer of checked bags - AA to B6 at Phoenix

On the AA website I was looking at flights from SFO to Fort Lauderdale. One of my options is that I fly from SFO to PHX on AA and then transfer to Jet Blue for the second leg to FLL. I will be checking in a bag at SFO so will AA automatically transfer my bag to B6 for the FLL leg? Thanks for your as...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does AA continue to serve such small markets?
Replies: 17
Views: 2083

Re: Why does AA continue to serve such small markets?

There are quite a few large companies in the Tyler and Longview area so business travel might be strong to those cities.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 7360

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I wonder how many of those people regret their decision to move to TX or AZ? We have thought about moving to Nevada but, one decision not to, was publicly funded departments like transit and health care. If you separate retirees, that percentage is right around 100. Cheap states are cheap states fo...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest air trip made.
Replies: 49
Views: 4296

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: 6912

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: 10463

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: 4643

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: 3686

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: 3162

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: 2609

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: 3561

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: 3162

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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