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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Balloons north of DFW this morning.
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Balloons north of DFW this morning.

There was one over Denver a few days ago. Any reason why they're doing fights over the US which had good internet coverage?

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How will my United flight in September go?
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: How will my United flight in September go?

School will be in session by September 30 so loads will go down. We may even see March-like levels again. If the worst happens, United should allow you to rebook, and if not, $23 is not a lot.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How come in a lot of action movies with plane crashing involved, most of the times there are 747s?
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: How come in a lot of action movies with plane crashing involved, most of the times there are 747s?

It's the biggest and most iconic plane. Everyone wants to see big things blow up, not little things.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 49
Views: 7414

Re: Pan Am questions

Question I always wondered about Pan Am. They had this massive International network, but because of the way their network was set up, it was very O and D dependent on New York and Miami and Los Angeles and had very little feed to these gateways to fill those international flights. It's obvious to ...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which plane is more of an underdog- L1011 or MD-11?
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Which plane is more of an underdog- L1011 or MD-11?

Comparing the L1011 with the MD11 is like comparing an A320 to a 737-400, similar market but one is a generation newer. That said the MD11 failed to meet performance specs being outpaced by the A340 and 777, plus MD was a shell of its former self and the end had began. The DC10/L1011 comparison is m...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?
Replies: 58
Views: 11459

Re: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?

For FedEx, it's largely a trickle down effect. 777s are replacing long haul MD11 routes, while the MD11s replace the MD10 on short routes along with the 767. FedEx also has a very large MD11 fleet that is paid off so all they do is make money for them as well as having economies of scale. UPS is in ...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 39
Views: 1365

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

1. Final TWA
2. NW bowling shoe
3. Current Aeroflot (not the A350)

Honorable mentions:
BA Landor
Saddam-era Iraqi Airways
Mexican AF 737-800
Alsie Air ATR

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

Calm down Grandpa, by the way, happy 70th birthday! 50th actually. Anyway Trump did them a favor for their profit after MS buys them will be good I bet. It sets a nasty precedent, it’s a foreign company which has successfully challenged the big US owned social media companies, so the US govt bans i...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design
Replies: 55
Views: 7097

Re: Virgin Galactic unveils Mach 3 Aircraft design

Kinda looks like the Concorde and Su57 had a baby. Does anyone else think it would be better for Virgin Galactic to rethink their business model and go for point to point sub-orbital spaceflight for VVIPs and those who need to be on the other side of the world in 60 mins than joy rides for the rich ...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KLM Radio Call Signs
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: KLM Radio Call Signs

In the US, the flight numbers the passenger sees are the same ones used for ATC. There may be a letter in there but the number is the same. I'd love to know the reason behind the letter, however.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1233

I’m a sucker

Hi everyone! I was swept off my feet by a fast talking Facebook ad promising a paddleboard for $37. I go to the site to by 2 on impulse and turns out it’s just paddles. I contacted the seller via PayPal to cancel my order so I have a suspicion nothing will happen except the possibility of maybe gett...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2306

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2020

When I was in IAH I saw quite a bit of TK activity. On Tuesday I saw the 77W take off over my mom's house around 1130 and about an hour later the 77F took off. The next day I saw a 789 coming in around 1840 (the normal time). Any reason for the sporadic schedule?

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings
Replies: 27
Views: 1048

Re: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings

OT but still along the 4 engine trend of the thread, I'll throw in my first 707 that I vividly remember and that's not a KC135. I landed in LAX sometime in the 201Xs and looked out the left and saw John Travolta's QF colored 707 sitting on an FBO ramp. I always see something new/cool at LAX and that...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US National Vote By Mail Day
Replies: 25
Views: 1143

Re: US National Vote By Mail Day

When I lived in Texas, I had to request an absentee ballot online through the county. Now I live in Colorado and I opted for mail-in ballots when I got my CO driver's license. Nice and easy.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2548

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

I've only been clean shaven from the ear, down 4 times in my life, for my district and region swim meets in high school. Nothing felt more like a big meet than jumping in for the warm up totally shaven wearing your special material suit that's supposed to be 2 sizes too small. I became a pretty hair...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?
Replies: 40
Views: 15075

Re: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?

I would go out on a limb and say airlines wanted 747 size with better fuel economy over longer range. Hence the 777 and A340 coming around.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 172
Views: 33361

Re: The whipsaw is starting back up

EV may have high costs so they need aircraft with lower CASM. Let GoJet die and send the 550s to EV. If the 550 really depends on who’s in EWR, then give it to an airline that already has an EWR base.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Speeding Tickets and GPA
Replies: 28
Views: 4607

Re: Speeding Tickets and GPA

because all a college degree shows is that you can set a goal and achieve it. I've never understood that reasoning. Having to go into debt for (at least) tens of thousands of dollars just so that you can show that you can "achieve a goal". I know a recently retired A320 Capt from a US3who...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer working on new turboprop
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: Embraer working on new turboprop

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 20681

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

I regret not trying to snag a ride of a QF (and BA for that matter) 747. Those were the 2 airlines that had a deep connection and affiliation to the bird, arguably just as much as UA and NW, and only surpassed by PA.

Long live the Queen.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer working on new turboprop
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Embraer working on new turboprop

http://simpleflying.com/embraer-turboprop-details/
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Embraer is working on a new turboprop for the 70-100 seat segment. This is seen (per the article) to be a complement to the E2 family. They are aiming for entry to the market within the decade.

http://simpleflying.com/embraer-turboprop-details/

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IF Northwest Airlines Survived
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: IF Northwest Airlines Survived......................................

I think NW would've gone deep on the 787 and 320neo, with the neo replacing all the narrowbodies including the 753. As for a true 744 replacement, I'm not sure. The 350 and 789 overlap a lot but not 100%. With this being a hypothetical, I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility that Boeing ...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 13905

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

Definitely a plane I have a big soft spot for. My mom worked for COEX when I was a kid starting in 2001 and I had many a time in the training center just visiting her, bring your kid to work day, or a joy ride in the simulator. My brother was an FA for them and now a friend of mine is an FO at XJ. L...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings
Replies: 27
Views: 1048

Re: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings

I don’t really remember my first 747. Probably flying into LAX as a kid in the 90s and seeing one taxiing to the gate. Unless BA flew 747s to DTW (more likely NW) in the 90s, for some reason that sticks out. My first A340 was when I first moved to Houston in 1999 when I was 6 and seeing an LH A343 p...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time
Replies: 45
Views: 5068

Re: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time

For the big 3 airlines(AA, DL, UA) it seems a no brainer: after boarding priority/first class passengers, reverse the boarding order. “Group 1” should be the rear third of the aircraft. Group 2 the mid section, and Group 3 the area of the fuselage behind first class(or behind the comfort/2nd class)...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3146

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

Nope, I am in support of the death penalty as there is often absolute proof. Nope, there just isn't such a thing, sorry to break your bubble. Ask any judge or lawyer. There is always doubt, no matter how small it is, so absolute proof does not exist, don't delude yourself. Anyhow, it is the choice ...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to
Replies: 56
Views: 2362

Re: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to

Shouldn't electors be voting off of their district and not their state? The constituents in the district elect the elector. Someone from suburban Ft. Worth will very likely vote differently than someone from inner Houston.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?
Replies: 18
Views: 1480

Re: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?

I used to be a gate agent for a major US airline. I've pretty much seen everything.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Convention in Houston Cancelled
Replies: 30
Views: 1573

Re: GOP Convention in Houston Cancelled

Very good thing that she did so and what will America look like when Joe Biden becomes President in January 2021? Did you read your own article? The mayor is not a "she"; he is a "he"... :roll: While there's no doubt that Sylvester Turner is a man, the previous office holder of ...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta’s former service to Nairobi
Replies: 13
Views: 2495

Re: Delta’s former service to Nairobi

IIRC, the NBO flight never actually started because the airport couldn't get cleared by DHS for nonstop US service. Delta was thinking out of the box at that time and Africa was definitely out of the box. Luanda and Accra are big oil destinations, and Nairobi is arguably the largest financial center...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35174

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I wonder how Jetblue will fair there. LAX is highly competitive. IMO they should've just sucked it up and outbid AS for VX. SFO is a better fit for them. Both BUR & SNA to HPN/SWF/ISP seem like a virtually Ideal use for the 220s, in addition to usual suspect destinations like EWR/JFK... If they...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2906

Re: Trying to locate members

What happened to KarelXWB?

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios
Replies: 37
Views: 3381

Re: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios

United would move in to ATL, and LAX. American would take over JFK and SEA. SWA and LCCs will pick at the rest, with probably Spirit and AK duking it out in SLC. F9 picking up CVG. You do have a point about United taking over ATL. My statement about ATL being Balkanized is still interesting to me b...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Swissair Retrenchment
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

Re: Swissair Retrenchment

I believe Swissair actually died completely and that the Swiss we know today is actually the former Crossair picking up Swissair's assets, aircraft, etc...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 85
Views: 7218

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

A friend of mine worked ticketing at JFK for Turkish. Said several years ago when Turkish offered $500/thereabouts roundtrip JFK to points like AMS, CDG, LHR, etc. - people came out in droves flying to IST then flying back to western europe to take advantage of the savings. That still happens. I wo...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 33
Views: 1852

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

I've waited more than a few times on arrival in SNA.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zero Expressjet (EV) Flights right now.
Replies: 18
Views: 3579

Re: ZERO Expressjet (EV) Flights right now.

CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:
‘50 seats - The Rise and Fall of Expressjet’

I'd watch it.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zero Expressjet (EV) Flights right now.
Replies: 18
Views: 3579

Re: ZERO EV Flights right now.

I have a soft spot for EV since my mom worked for them as a training scheduler, my brother was a flight attendant for them, and I work with a lot of pilots at my airline that are former EV. It pains me to see them in their current state when they used to have a 400+ fleet and being jerked around wit...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 5705

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Workers Until May 2021

This only applies to pilots. Everyone else is expendable. Pilots have a union and collective bargaining agreement. As much as this site hates unions, this is proof why having one in this business means a lot more than family and culture. Hahahahahaha! I was a gate agent under a CBA for Southwest an...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4310

Re: EU may permanently ban US citizens from entering EU

The EU is looking to permanently ban US citizens from entering the EU. Descision by July first. https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/23/21300747/european-union-eu-ban-us-travel-coronavirus-reopening-borders-draft-list We must clearly sue the EU and have the SCOTUS rule that the EU can't ban US citizens ...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6589

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

Blerg wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
[*]
Blerg wrote:
Well I think the only certain thing at this point is that their Viennese adventure is officially over.

What will Willie Walsh do? Is he retiring or assuming another position?

Retiring in September


Thank you.

Plot twist. He goes to AA.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 82
Views: 2822

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Republicans have packed courts throughout the US who are far more conservative than the general US population. The citizens of the US have a right to have courts who represent them. Personally I think the judiciary shouldn't be swayed by any kind of politics or party. The courts should be there onl...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 816

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

Will will NW retire the DC9? Anything Trump LHRs 3rd runway Almost certainly some of the most frequent topics of multiple threads, along with "Why Doesn't Boeing Restart The 757 Line/Introduce A Re-Engined 757/757Max/etc.?", but I thought the OP meant single threads with the most comments...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 22155

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

Remember this from Back to the Future?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1QcjsjjtRc It does'n take for long until you can change Japan to China. Trump might be out of Office soon, but trade war with Huawei and technology embargo twist seems something that China has desided to defend itself against ...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios
Replies: 37
Views: 3381

Re: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios

United would move in to ATL, and LAX.
American would take over JFK and SEA.
SWA and LCCs will pick at the rest, with probably Spirit and AK duking it out in SLC. F9 picking up CVG.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)
Replies: 23
Views: 816

Re: What are the most commented threads on Airliners.net? (2020)

Will will NW retire the DC9?
Anything Trump
LHRs 3rd runway

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3252

Re: John Wayne Airport (SNA) to be renamed.

Kobe Bryant Airport. Make it happen. Great idea. Now let's see in 20-30 years if people remember who he is. Kobe wasn't your normal good athlete. He was just as instrumental to basketball in the modern age as Michael Jordan and very inspirational to my generation. He will be remembered for decades ...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH - What Happened to Gate E6?
Replies: 3
Views: 1201

Re: IAH - What Happened to Gate E6?

They took it out to accommodate 777s being parked at E5 and E7 simultaneously instead of just at E5.

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