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by BlatantEcho
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1074
Views: 84904

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

^^^ So, flight attendant on todays flight said it was actually going to go back to A333 for a bit this winter - he said 'loads are really good'. I am doing another R/T on it in November, and it's showing 767-300 on that itinerary. So, maybe they are going to be more dynamic with equipment this winte...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1074
Views: 84904

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Today (sep 16) starts the winter downgauging on AMS flight to 767-300. Saturday’s flight was last on the A330 and I think it’s 767 for the upcoming slow season. I’m flying home to Portland on it today, which is the only way I noticed. I’m back in AMS in November, again on the 767. I don’t mind the d...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 179
Views: 54190

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Flew out of IST for the first time ever this afternoon. 33 min cab ride from downtown , but that place is wildly overcrowded.

New airport will be awesome!

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1074
Views: 84904

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

The OAG thread also had more than daily service from Icelandair in June 2019. Like 9-10x weekly.

They arare changing schedules a lot, so my guess is it’s just an error, but, would be interesting if we got 2x KEF flights some days in summer next year.

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11183

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

So, PDX is getting more than daily flights to KEF this summer? That’s very interesting if true. 1.5 is like 10x weekly?

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1074
Views: 84904

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Looks like the Icelandair flight is being retimed by a lot - AND the RON of the airplane is now ending: Reykjavik Keflavik – Portland OR eff 16MAY19 Schedule revision for Portland departure, as 757-200 no longer overnight in Portland OR. Planned up to 6 weekly flights during peak season unchanged FI...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1074
Views: 84904

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Transmitting AMS after another PDX-AMS flight.
Man, it’s easy. Love the non stops.

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EmbraerE190-E2 PR-ZGQ “Profit Hunter” in Puget Sound Area
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Re: EmbraerE190-E2 PR-ZGQ “Profit Hunter” in Puget Sound Area

Embraer has a pretty decent sized customer in Seattle you might have heard of.

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15337

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Not much is 'cruel' or 'disastrous' about there being consequences for when you decide to lie to your employer because it benefits you.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16366

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

How do people not get fired for branding like this?

Looks cheap and LCCish, with no representation of the proud German tradition of running good business, in a timely and efficient manner.

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This plus American Airlines livery have to be in the top 10 of the worst in the world.

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11622

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

US citizen, heading to Turkey next month with gf and family for some holiday. Less than zero concerns about anything. Exchange rate getting better is good news, should stay longer. Anyone who reads the news and doesn’t travel because of some ‘crisis’ like this, clearly has never spent time in half o...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A330 features "Turn The Tide On Plastic/Volvo Ocean Race" livery
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Re: HiFly A330 features "Turn The Tide On Plastic/Volvo Ocean Race" livery

The Volvo Ocean Race is a pretty awesome race around the world in sailboats. It's really epic to track them as they go.

This livery..... not as epic...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near disaster on A380 landing
Replies: 8
Views: 1804

Re: Near disaster on A380 landing

Can we delete this thread please? Total clickbait/fear mongering for an already discussed video of a crosswind landing...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?
Replies: 43
Views: 12137

Re: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?

I’m booked on Emirates DXB-SFO in late February. Still shows A380.
I’m in first so looking forward to shower. Downgrade would be lame!

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?
Replies: 65
Views: 5485

Re: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?

These threads are fine until we get into Portland vs Seattle.

Those are stupid conversations we should all know go nowhere.

Portland needs all the flights I described. Others have some good ideas too.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?
Replies: 65
Views: 5485

Re: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?

PDX needs a few routes to fill in the map for us travelers. I have faith that Alaska will ramp back some service when Horizon issue is solved... INTERNATIONAL PDX-ICN on Korean. This is desperately needed. Getting to Asia requires a second connection now as the Delta NRT hub is dismantled. I have to...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?
Replies: 45
Views: 6769

Re: MCO-LHR: What is VS's plan after the 747's retire?

MCO is one of the armpits of the world in every conceivable measure. Doesnt deserve an LHR flight! I go for work as little as possible, and it's my least favorite city in any country on any continent. Flat, featureless, artificial and corporate feeling. Have you guys even started recycling yet? Appr...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 84676

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

^^^. Shoot.

I hope it's just temporary draw down for winter / during the horizon mess.

I have used all the Midwest flights and it helps keep me loyal to AS.
I have to suspect MCI/STL will return for summer. Right??

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 84676

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Did PDX-FRA last night with the 11:20pm departure. Flight was painless, went by fast and the 170degree seats weren't as bad as I had heard. Slept for over 5 hours. -- Frankfurt is quite far behind Amsterdam for connections though. Long passport lines, walked a long ways. Remote stands. Not nearly as...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52740

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

It was the worst storm in the world. But it weakened after landfall at Cuba (contrary to original prediction of over Bahama) and did not restrengthen as much as expected after leaving Cuba, thus when it hit FL it is a Cat 3 instead of Cat 5. Also, it hit the Keys instead of Floridan southeastern co...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7779

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

For Jeffery1970:

Right, and most everyone with any sense disagrees with the silly premise of your entire idea.

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7779

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

Modern society LOVES to tell other people what to do. It's one of the highest forms of idiocy on display each day. If you guys want to run charity airline flights for people, start an airline! Donate your life savings to subsidize ticket prices or something! Donate all your airmiles to charity today...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7779

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

That is the RIGHT thing to do and to argue otherwise is outrageous. It might be outrageous to YOU, but it's very logical and reasonable to a lot of citizens actually. Where is the line in your mind? - Hurricane, ok: how about break even pricing (whatever the heck that means) - car crash: ok, let's ...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7779

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

Why not raise prices and let the market decide if it wants to fly or drive?

What does a natural disaster have to do with airplane prices? The premise here is very confusing.

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 2247

Re: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX

2018 is the first full year that Alaska loyalists (like myself) can't use delta to Europe. I make 3-4 trips a year, and I honestly haven't decided what I'm going to do after this year I've done idelandair and condor (well, will next week) and will have to compare that to switching allegiances to del...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 84676

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

^^^
I saw the PDX-HKG non-stop on flight aware yesterday, made me so happy to see that.


Also, Icelandair must be stretched so thin with their 757s, especially when each one RONs for like 20 hours at an outstation.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forest fires and YVR, PDX & SEA
Replies: 15
Views: 2476

Re: Forest fires and YVR, PDX & SEA

My work is about 5 miles west of PDX, on the river. Ash is falling lightly and over night covered a lot of our warehouse equipment that is kept outside.
Made a helluva mess so far.

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 84676

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Portland is a way better city than Seattle though

:D

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 84676

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Alaska is on recording saying, in general, SEA traffic is double PDX for them on any route.

Population does not have to be 2x for double the demand or corresponding level of service.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 84676

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

With the talk of connecting airports (YVR) in particular, I looked at my 2017 flight stats: - This year, I'll end up around 130,000 flight miles. 4 continents, 14 countries, and not a single connection in Seattle. LOVE IT! That's how you know PDX is growing up. (I do use YVR/SFO/LAX as needed for As...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 84676

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Eclipse 2017: Portland International Airport expects crowds, but not record-breaking ones http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2017/08/eclipse_2017_portland_internat.html What's interesting: " The commercial airlines that serve PDX didn't add flights to serve eclipse travel ," sa...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 84676

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

^^^
Booked one of my staff on LHR-PDX, looked pretty full up.

Just wish it ran daily, we had to send him PDX-FRA-LHR on the outbound.

Bring on PDX-CDG, way better to get to Africa (AMS is almost useless for that).

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any UA's future Korea route?
Replies: 31
Views: 4994

Re: Any UA's future Korea route?

I just booked (HGH)- ICN-SFO on Air China/Asiana/United The timings were fine and it worked easily and booked seamlessly (aside from having to call to select my seat with both carriers) On the way over I'm flying Air China just for the 748i flight. So, just one data point, but I don't see the issue ...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5717

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

Lol, thanks Bob. I really care what you think a lot. If you think I'm wasting my time making stories up on a.net, be my guest. What would my motivation be again, would you remind me? -- I only posted here as a warning to fellow spotters. I'm not trying to take on the Hennepin county police. I moved ...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5717

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

Mspxm, you know the exact area where I was arrested. I was as shocked as you of course. Why I wouldn't pursue legal action, I talked to come civil rights attorneys and they said, while I had a case, they wouldn't take it as there was a small chance to win in Hennepin county with the judges and polic...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5717

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

^^^ I have two lawyers I keep on retainer for work/business. He was some local Minnesota schmuck to make appearances instead of me flying out my GC to appear. But thanks for your opinion. No, no one was able to tell me why I was arrested. Is that clear enough for you? When I was cuffed and put in th...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 10653

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

It's 2017, how the heck is 15 years old a 'child'???

Why is this news and why is anyone commenting?
Move along people, this is not news.

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Test/Publicity Flight (BOE4/787-8) Over US Now.
Replies: 40
Views: 5701

Re: N7874 drawing the shape of a 787 in the sky

Currently at 43,000 ft heading back to Seattle.

Will be aloft for around 17 hours or so.
Awesome!

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat size regulations in the US
Replies: 176
Views: 13203

Re: Seat size regulations in the US

This is a great thread. Haven't seen so much whining in a long time on a.net, congrats all! Price or comfort, pick one. (Just like every product in America) "My Honda Civic doesn't have as much legroom as the Mercedes S550. Regulate Honda give me more for free!!!" Sound like a bunch of whi...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 9531

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

Have you tried to get from PVG to hangzhou ??
I did this year. Will again in a few months.
It's a huge pain.

Probably 4 hours when you factor in stops and everything.

If you are going out to fuyang or anything, it's like half a day at least. No thanks.

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fed-Ex MD-11 Rocket-Like Take Off Tonight....
Replies: 26
Views: 7682

Re: Fed-Ex MD-11 Rocket-Like Take Off Tonight....

I still think this is the best example video for this topic:


777-300ER, empty after painting, doing a full power takeoff for a 30 minute flight.

https://youtu.be/etxjNeEAzhk?t=39

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 9531

Re: United Drops Hangzhou

Damn, I was going to book that for the fall. Getting directly to HGH is a lot easier than doing the PVG shuffle (maglev, subway, train).

Maybe I can get the flight in before it ends, but, that's sad.
That said, R/T prices were often in the $500 range, so, I guess I'm not shocked entirely.

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5717

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

My lawyer got a CWOP for me, so I paid a fine and over the course of a year was able to expunge this from my record. I was arrested for reasons that were never made clear to the arresting officer. I was told I was being suspicious (even though that's obviously not a crime), and I was in a public par...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5717

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

MSP airport. Standing on lawn at Fort Snelling State Park. (With families and delta pilot waiting for his wife). I had a Nikon D3300, that's it. -- I was cuffed and booked at the msp airport police station. Ultimately released into the terminal (I had a flight a few hours later). Took lawyers, bail ...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5717

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

For what it's worth, I've been arrested in the US taking pictures of planes (no drone). Public park, with other people around watching them too. US citizen, minding my own business. Cost me ~$10,000 to defend myself. -- Just for what it's worth, this stuff happens around the world to law abiding cit...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 84676

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

^^^^ ASIA: PDX-NRT should switch to PDX-ICN, and I wouldn't be surprised if it happens as soon as 2018. The Narita hub is dead for Delta, and their JV with Korean will route connections here. This will actually be a big win for PDX (and might have me finally consider dropping AS MVPGold to go with D...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO
Replies: 75
Views: 13270

Re: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO

enilria wrote:
FAQ
F9 DEN-PDX OCT 3>1.5 NOV 0.1>0.0


For the love of god, if Alaska doesn't start this route ASAP, I'm going to vomit.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Botched Takeoff - Video
Replies: 14
Views: 3219

Re: Royal Air Maroc Botched Takeoff - Video

Can we delete this thread?

Discussed numerous times.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?
Replies: 35
Views: 4370

Re: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?

^^^ It's not a non-sequitur in the context of your remarks. I think most people here are rolling their eyes at your need to denigrate a city for no good reason. We aren't talking about double daily service to Taipai here. We're talking about connecting a popular region of Florida with the hub of a w...

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