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by Longhornmaniac
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA6092 20JUL - TCAS maneuver - how common?
Replies: 11
Views: 2560

Re: AA6092 20JUL - TCAS maneuver - how common?

I've had 3 RAs in my 3.5 years flying the line. They were all non-events. Almost always brought on by excessive vertical closure rate for aircraft that are properly vertically separated (of course, the planes don't know that). The two transponders talk to each other to coordinate the RA. This become...

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by Longhornmaniac
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL200/201 ATL-JNB
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: DL200/201 ATL-JNB

Yep, it's all about aircraft utilization and capabilities on the return. To leave that early in the day would mean considerable extra idle ground time in order to leave in the cooler hours with a viable payload. Frankly, I'm a little surprised they don't leave even later. 3-4 hours is plenty to turn...

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by Longhornmaniac
Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My second trip as an airline pilot - IOE Trip #2
Replies: 15
Views: 6826

Re: My second trip as an airline pilot - IOE Trip #2

Nice report! Welcome to the Brickyard club! Thank you for 2 very interesting trip reports! I'm curious (and I understand if you can't share this), but what are the Canada specific arrival procedures? It's nothing that complicated. Most of it has to do with the terminology, and meeting crossing restr...

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by Longhornmaniac
Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 17257

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

The pilot shortage is being created by the 1500 rule, which was an arbitrary rule that was enacted with the goal of creating a pilot shortage and raising existing pilot compensation. None of this is a big mystery. A bunch of pilots are probably flying in circles, polluting the air and going into de...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Dec 17, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 17257

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

Let's be clear about this.... There is not a pilot shortage. There is, however, a shortage of pilots willing to fly regionals for what United wants to pay them, when so many other opportunities are available. It is not 2008, anymore. This was true 5 years ago. It's not true anymore. There is a pilo...

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 535
Views: 90171

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

With more dots connected to Austin, I wonder when AA starts to flow at least some connections considering they have a few international flights from Austin now. Depending on the routing they are selling a good deal of tickets this way. Would be interesting to see what percentage of AA traffic is co...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 23859

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

It's amazingly easy on here to find the people who have never worked as a crewmember. These are exactly the kinds of people that think the lifestyle is easy, with nary a glimmer of experience personally. 15 days off sounds like a lot. Until you have to commute standby the day before and the day afte...

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by Longhornmaniac
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex route map?
Replies: 48
Views: 11043

Re: Fedex route map?

There is also a website that literally has FedEx’s entire flight schedule published that can be sorted by city pair and date. I won’t link it here so this resource doesn’t get access restricted. The OP can message me for the link if he wants it. But the fact that people are calling this SSI is laug...

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by Longhornmaniac
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 535
Views: 90171

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Does anyone know why TUI was sending a 787 from Gatwick to Austin today? Saw this badboy from my window about 15 minutes ago: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/TOM8056 Seems a little early for it but the only thing I can guess is some sort of vacation package charter that ends with the F1 race on...

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by Longhornmaniac
Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Point-To-Point routes in the US
Replies: 20
Views: 2072

Re: Point-To-Point routes in the US

Depends on whether you consider AUS to anywhere P2P on AA.

If so, RNO, LAS, IND, CVG, ELP, TUL, OKC, SJU, NAS, RDU, BNA, IAD just to name a few. AA operates to 25 destinations nonstop out of AUS now, 17 in addition to their 8 official hubs.

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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airplane Air Circulation Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2225

Re: Airplane Air Circulation Questions

To answer your first question, at least for the Embraer 170/190, the mixture is 52% fresh, 48% recirculated air.

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Delays
Replies: 18
Views: 2376

Re: Southwest Delays

Fatigue is a problem across the industry. Operational performance is suffering greatly due to staffing issues and a litany of severe weather across the country. Scheduling departments are using and abusing everyone everywhere, and we're just exhausted. It's really bad, and there doesn't seem to be a...

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by Longhornmaniac
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR792 Aug 17 diverted to memphis
Replies: 22
Views: 6456

Re: QR792 Aug 17 diverted to memphis

I'd hazard an educated guess it was canceled because the crew timed out after the weather diversion to MEM and therefore couldn't move the plane out of MEM, so the plane couldn't position to DFW for QR730.

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by Longhornmaniac
Sat Aug 07, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any real-world ERJ pilots able to help?
Replies: 12
Views: 2171

Re: Any real-world ERJ pilots able to help?

On the 170/175, we usually climb in FLCH. The default at my airline is 270/0.74. The changeover occurs whenever the two intersect, which is usually somewhere around FL290.

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by Longhornmaniac
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 535
Views: 90171

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Not to be a Debbie downer, but G4 keep's adding bases all over the place. In the context of them, the designation is kind of meaningless at this point. Sorry you feel that way. From the article "The Las Vegas-based company will invest $75 million to establish the new base in Austin, creating a...

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by Longhornmaniac
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 29168

Re: AA large AUS expansion

Hopefully any expansion at AUS will be completed before the project on nearby highway 183. What are they using to dig, a teaspoon? You think? I was really impressed with not only how quickly they got the toll road substantially completed, but did it in a smart, intuitive way that minimized impacts ...

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by Longhornmaniac
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 29168

Re: AA large AUS expansion

And why does it matter if you connect in DFW or ATL/JFK if you're headed AUS-Europe? Proximity to a spoke enables an airline to serve it well - low aircraft requirements and bigger theater of connection possibilities. AA should be bigger than DL in AUS due to nearness of DFW DL should be bigger tha...

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by Longhornmaniac
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT - gate D6
Replies: 23
Views: 3483

Re: CLT - gate D6

JohanTally wrote:
The big rumor is eventually the E175s will be worked by Piedmont agents on E Concourse once space is available.


Please God no. I love parking at B or C.

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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of AUS/BNA/RDU
Replies: 133
Views: 13892

Re: The Future of AUS/BNA/RDU

AUS is a mess in every imaginable way. I just can't see AUS growing that much with DFW and IAD so close, relatively speaking. Then again, DFW is horrendous, but it keeps growing for some stupid reason, so who knows... BNA probably has the brightest outlook. Growing market not close to any major hub...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd go-around for AA4345 (Republic) at PHL?
Replies: 9
Views: 2190

Re: 2nd go-around for AA4345 (Republic) at PHL?

I agree completely with your larger point, though FWIW it seems unlikely that winds were the culprit. The last three wind METARs were 340 at 8, 330 at 10, and 340 at 6. Sure. And I didn't do a deep dive at all into the conditions then, just providing some cockpit context for things. . . . which all...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd go-around for AA4345 (Republic) at PHL?
Replies: 9
Views: 2190

Re: 2nd go-around for AA4345 (Republic) at PHL?

Looking at FR24, it seems that AA4345 IND-PHL did a quick goaround, and now is heading East over Southern NJ at the moment after a 2nd attempt. Anyone know what's up with it? It's raining here in PHL, but it doesn't seem like any sort of weather that would require multiple go-arounds to land. EDIT:...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd go-around for AA4345 (Republic) at PHL?
Replies: 9
Views: 2190

Re: 2nd go-around for AA4345 (Republic) at PHL?

Looking at FR24, it seems that AA4345 IND-PHL did a quick goaround, and now is heading East over Southern NJ at the moment after a 2nd attempt. Anyone know what's up with it? It's raining here in PHL, but it doesn't seem like any sort of weather that would require multiple go-arounds to land. EDIT:...

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL - EYW No More 737?
Replies: 38
Views: 5344

Re: ATL - EYW No More 737?

Was it DL or Airtran that made EYW a captain-only airport? More to-the-point, do we know which carriers consider it to be so? Or do all the airlines flying 100+ seaters in there consider it to be captain-only? Eagle (Vail) is another one where the larger aircraft are captain-only, and I've never fl...

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?
Replies: 77
Views: 7938

Re: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?

Starting with a null hypothesis that these two were a danger to themselves and their passengers, in the face of extraordinary evidence to the contrary in the form of aviation safety data, requires a lot more than an anecdote of questionable applicability to this scenario. It's not on me to provide ...

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?
Replies: 77
Views: 7938

Re: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?

... If (in theory) you saw a friend doing incompetent landings on a regular basis, would you say anything about it to somebody, knowing they may get an invite to somebody's office soon ? Would you act the same way if it was your spouse, in the knowledge that you cannot avoid them when you go home f...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?
Replies: 77
Views: 7938

Re: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?

There is a big difference between pilots who are friends and pilots who are close family. You can choose your friends, and whether to remain friends with them. It's a MUCH bigger deal to divorce a spouse or separate from a parent or child. Ultimately - do your loyalties lie with following SOP and e...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?
Replies: 37
Views: 12141

Re: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?

OO is still profitable even with the COVID happening No they aren't. OO was profitable in Q1, which was only minimally affected by COVID, especially for the fee-for-departure carriers. The cancellations didn't start in earnest until the very end of March. There won't be any passenger airline making...

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by Longhornmaniac
Thu May 28, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 37016

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

What gates are operating at AUS? And by what airlines? Is there a CUTE gate arrangement in place for some/all gates? I ask because a friend told me that a significant portion of the terminal is blocked off, but couldn't provide details. Thanks in advance. Everything west of Gate 27 is roped off. Th...

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon May 18, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Future
Replies: 18
Views: 3274

Re: Student Pilot Future

Somebody starting training right now will still be 18-36 months off from a job at the airlines. The industry should be rebounding by then, and those thousands of pilots will still be retiring. Things will stagnate right now in a way no one saw coming, but there's no long term issue with the airline ...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic E175 at CYQG ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2300

Re: Republic E175 at CYQG ?

It appears they brought back 750YX, so maintenance is possible, although I'm surprised we wouldn't be doing M/X in CMH.

Could be rotating aircraft in and out to fly off the green time.

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic E175 at CYQG ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2300

Re: Republic E175 at CYQG ?

3300 and 3301 are repositioning/ferry flight numbers on the United side, which 751YX is. No idea what it was doing there, though. It was operated under Part 91, but that's about all I know.

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus
Replies: 54
Views: 9709

Re: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus

SkyWest and Republic are going to look much smaller when this is all said and done. Republic has stated that even with CARES Act money (which they are in the same boat as XJT) they cannot make payroll for their current complement of employees. SkyWest is getting funding, but they along with Republi...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 37016

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

On January 30 UA activated their AUS inflight satellite base. Being overseen by the IAH staff, this gives flight attendants more flexibility over their schedules and other positives. The company looks to open a total of seven satellite bases in the coming year. Cheers to the senior mamas who likely...

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by Longhornmaniac
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcement that "boarding is closed" when it ain't
Replies: 17
Views: 1544

Re: Announcement that "boarding is closed" when it ain't

So I've actually operated this flight before, and can certainly attest that showing up at 5:05 for a 5:53 is generous. I'm surprised the Eagle ground staff at HVN would do this; I've found them to be both friendly and competent in my interactions with them. With that many passengers missing (especia...

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 20817

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

fxramper wrote:
fxramper


That is a name I haven't heard in a long time. A long time.

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by Longhornmaniac
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv
Replies: 36
Views: 20756

Re: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv

According to Aviation Herald, a passenger reported the ceiling panels came down in the aft galley at touch down. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4d23c7df&opt=0 I had no clue that BA is using their A350 for flights to TLV. Kind of training flights? Sounds like they need a little more train...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 21134

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

So far this AA-DL tit-for-tat in BOS and MIA, Republic is the big winner! Lol.

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by Longhornmaniac
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 12989

DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020

DL 300, operating SXM-JFK, had just landed on 22L, and was told to hold short of 22R. Instead of reading back the (mandatory) hold short instruction, they only answered the controller's second question ("what is your gate number?"), and continued across 22R. Another DL aircraft had been cl...

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by Longhornmaniac
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 44847

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Same company. Why did ALL the other employees get the same raise at DL than the pilots? Why did the pilots keep their PS percentage while ALL other employees had theirs cut? And AA and UA FAs make more in total compensation than DL and enjoy work rules that can’t be changed at a whim. Again your st...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 19238

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

strfyr51 wrote:
UA857 wrote:
Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

because NO foreign carrier can fly any domestic route inside the USA, and last I looked? JFK-LAX is surely in the lower 48 isn't it??


If you're going to be snarky, at least be correct.

QF has flown LAX-JFK for years.

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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (Republic) E175 Severe Control Problems at ATL last night
Replies: 77
Views: 20151

Re: AA (Republic) E175 Severe Control Problems at ATL last night

Looks like it had the above mentioned test flight on Sunday, it had two flights on Wednesday, one on Thursday, and one on Friday - all IND-IND. It has, and all flight tests were normal. They identified the cause on this aircraft, repaired the involved components, and at this time it's believed to b...

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 16666

Re: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris

How do you figure? There are people that want to go from Paris to Kenshasa and Paris to Brazzaville, but perhaps not enough to fill up each separately. This way they get two markets with just one aircraft. It would be a much larger waste of fuel to fly an A332 from Paris to each separately, half-full.

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by Longhornmaniac
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 19476

Re: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes

In what way would a 77W "better compete" with the other carriers? Considering the fact that AA flies the 77W on JFK-LHR and they may be generating alot of money from that why can't UA do that I mean isn't EWR-LHR a strong route for UA. I've seen a few other routes out of EWR that were upg...

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Phoenix - Cancun DL & AA
Replies: 6
Views: 11058

Re: Phoenix - Cancun DL & AA

Nice report!

Must be a shock going from Cancun to Minneapolis in just 4 hours.

Interesting that you got two N898*Ns on back-to-back flights!

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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 14296

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

I don't know what it means, but I'm at IAH right now and there's an AI 747-400 taxiing out. Lol.

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by Longhornmaniac
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does aviation tackle climate change?
Replies: 133
Views: 28913

Re: How does aviation tackle climate change?

KFLLCFII wrote:
All it takes is one moderate to large volcanic eruption to emit more pollutants into the atmosphere than aviation has in all of its history.

You can choose to lose sleep over it...I'm going to sleep soundly tonight.


Pop quiz:

Do volcanoes have a net warming or cooling effect?

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by Longhornmaniac
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Noise level of ERJ jets.
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: Noise level of ERJ jets.

I fly the 170/175, and I don't find it to be louder than anything else. Arguably, less so. \

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 36784

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

All I know is it's making my commute to MIA tomorrow a lot easier! The last AUS-MIA flight tomorrow went from 16 to 56 seats open in less than 24 hours! So YOU are the only Miami-based crew that didn’t try to call off tonight? Hahaha! Not MIA-based! This was an easy money trip for me, so I had to d...

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