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by 777222LR
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sharpie-gate
Replies: 58
Views: 3019

Re: Sharpie-gate

His ego is so fragile he is still going on about it today...

"But, Hillary, but Obama, but the fake news..." - Literally the biggest victim. Always the biggest victim.

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by 777222LR
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robocalls
Replies: 25
Views: 908

Re: Robocalls

They are getting good at it. My caller ID yesterday said, "US Gov." Message was something like, "If you do not call us back, we will GET you arrested." The "get me arrested" part has scam written all over it. Claimed to be from social security office. DC number. I somet...

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by 777222LR
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration Now Wants to Deport Children With Cancer
Replies: 86
Views: 3537

Re: Trump Administration Now Wants to Deport Children With Cancer

What I hate about this whole thing, is that it is SO easy for you to just label them, "illegals," and be done and feel however you feel about them. It dehumanizes them to just call them a "them," or "illegals." They literally do everything you do during the day. You kno...

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by 777222LR
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2239
Views: 395758

Re: United upgauges GIG, GRU and SCL from IAH

I believe GIG was flown as a 787-8 briefly as well. I think it was during the Olympics, but may have lasted longer.

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by 777222LR
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 2321

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

It's about 95USD for the top of the Burj Khalifa...

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by 777222LR
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 41
Views: 1878

Re: What's your ringtone?

My phone stays on silent, with the vibration function still on. I've also turned off most notifications. Over time, I found that I was missing everything going on around me due to that damn phone overtaking my attention. I still pay attention to it, just less now that it's not a constant disruption.

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by 777222LR
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the ailerons on the Airbus A220 droop because it is a fly-by wire aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 4373

Re: Does the ailerons on the Airbus A220 droop because it is a fly-by wire aircraft?

What always puzzled me is that on the 777 and 787, the inboard ailerons droop way down as thrust is applied at take off. As the plane goes down the runway, they go up, almost too high, then further down the runway, they droop back to whatever flap setting is selected.

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by 777222LR
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 6565

Re: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?

All of the US Airlines felt that both the 744 and 777 were too large for their networks. Only NW bought the 744 and I recall nearly all 777 orders for US carriers were rather late, in the last decade mostly. United had quite the fleet of 744's, so that's partially untrue. I think all US airlines we...

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by 777222LR
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS Slurring Words Again
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: POTUS Slurring Words Again

The worst I've seen the president slur his words was when he was doing a press conference on moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K-vKebt4U8 My grandmother had false teeth, and I feel this is very similar to what she sounded like when her's weren't s...

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by 777222LR
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

This quickly turned into: The US is better than Europe because...entirely proving the OP's point with the article. Fishbowl view of the US, while completely ignoring the real issues that exist in the country. No one who is serious about what the OP said is turning this into a contest. If we can't po...

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by 777222LR
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

That's a lie. Throughout my entire education, lower, middle, high school, college, I was never told America was bad. What I was told was that historically, not everything we've done has been good, and here's what we can do to fix it. What else did my education expose me to? People from other countr...

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by 777222LR
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

Actually, you were taught just that. You just didn’t realize it. You were educated by the “peace and love” generation that despised America who still live in a wanna be utopian society of liberal talking heads. If peace an love are antithetical to America...then what is your vision? Just curious...

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by 777222LR
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

Globalism and liberalism, contradict individualism. Hardly...they just make you realize that other people exist, and are equally as important. While some of us understand this, others view it as a threat. It's a threat to the 'me, me, me,' ideology. You can be a globalist and a liberal and still ha...

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by 777222LR
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

Globalism and liberalism, contradict individualism. Hardly...they just make you realize that other people exist, and are equally as important. While some of us understand this, others view it as a threat. It's a threat to the 'me, me, me,' ideology. You can be a globalist and a liberal and still ha...

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by 777222LR
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disloyal jews - anti semitism?
Replies: 45
Views: 1821

Re: Disloyal jews - anti semitism?

I wonder how many of the people getting their panties in a twist on account of this saw no issues with Hillary claiming women who voted for Trump did so because their husbands told them to. Also, how many call black people who do not vote Democrat "Uncle Toms", or claim that lower middle ...

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by 777222LR
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disloyal jews - anti semitism?
Replies: 45
Views: 1821

Re: Disloyal jews - anti semitism?

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTr ... 6205654016

And here we are this fine Wednesday morning with DT retweeting someone likening him to the 2nd coming of God, and "The King of Israel."
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And here we are this fine Wednesday morning with DT retweeting someone likening him to the 2nd coming of God, and "The King of Israel."

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by 777222LR
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disloyal jews - anti semitism?
Replies: 45
Views: 1821

Re: Disloyal jews - anti semitism?

After mr Trump accusing jews voting for democrating party disloyal or ignorant, isaccusing jews for disloyalty cinsidered anti semitic? Historicly jews has repetly been accused of dissloyalty and this has been considered classical case of anti semitism. When MrTrump use the same expression can it b...

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by 777222LR
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 10172

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

It's gotten to the point where I just don't have any more words for Trump...every day it's something new, embarrassing, and idiotic. He's a tabloid president. He's a Kim Kardashian president. He lives in a fantasy world, where free press, or any press, is his ultimate goal. As much as he hates them,...

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by 777222LR
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: trump annoyed with fox news poll results
Replies: 38
Views: 1536

Re: trump annoyed with fox news poll results

If I lied as much as he does regarding my job, I would have been fired like 2 weeks in. Not to mention all of the other stuff he says. Seriously, just go say the same things and see what HR does with you. Yet, he's the president. Sad state of affairs we are in...

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by 777222LR
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?
Replies: 61
Views: 2815

Re: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?

Donald Trump's ego will not let him drop out.

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by 777222LR
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US customs outage
Replies: 9
Views: 2620

Re: US customs outage

A customs agent was probably on a.net and downloaded the file from the "Update your Adobe Flash" pop-up ad.

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by 777222LR
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Scammy Pop-Up Windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2877

Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

1 week since last moderator response and the "Update your flash" pop ups are as bad as ever.

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by 777222LR
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 182
Views: 30929

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

Looks like UA 179 is about to land there from EWR.

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by 777222LR
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 6313

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

Don't forget that American Airlines also has a bird.

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by 777222LR
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pet pics thread
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: Pet pics thread

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/50771907_10107231479688627_1747184153322848256_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQlaYpA4yD6WM6vozzP05P0c8BtdRkvwqLE--xLzHuGz7OVLRaTD_6tbjhlGyXG4j-E&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=43f09b4bc91ddf0c5ec76cb049e99fab&oe=5DD32A01 This is George. He's a ...

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by 777222LR
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 206576

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

It's definitely a good looking aircraft. Can we expect the wing flex to more along the lines of the 787 now since the wings are carbon fiber? (Correct me if I'm wrong on that).

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by 777222LR
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Scammy Pop-Up Windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2877

Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Still pretty bad with the flash update pop ups. It makes navigating the site very difficult.

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by 777222LR
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Scammy Pop-Up Windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2877

Re: Scammy Pop-Up Windows

Yes, I mentioned it in another thread but my post wasn't acknowledged. it's really bad. I installed an Adblocker because of it, but it hasn't worked against those two phishing scams. Can we please get this fixed? Happens every time I go to view another forum, click on a thread, etc. It's gotten wors...

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by 777222LR
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Introverts unite!
Replies: 44
Views: 2258

Re: Introverts unite!

Me, 100 percent. My job requires me to be social in client relations. What I've found is that I'm extroverted when I'm telling or teaching someone about something work-related. What I can't do well is small talk. It makes me totally bug out. I don't drink, so alcohol is of no use to me, though when ...

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by 777222LR
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 4607

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

Several users on this forum blasted Trump when he complained about the corruption in Puerto Rico and that the money wasn't being used appropriately. They labeled him racist. Well now look at the news. Puerto Rico's governor resigned amid a massive corruption scandal related to hurricane aid funding...

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by 777222LR
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 4607

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

What Trump said is true, as confirmed by Bernie Sanders and PBS, among others. The left is so determined to attack Trump that they are now attacking him for stating the truth. They will stop at nothing. He just retweeted someones tweet that contained the phrases: "Nipple-height mayor" and...

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by 777222LR
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 4607

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

So we’ve come full circle with the last two posts. It’s bad when Trump says it but perfectly fine when Sanders and PBS say it. The candor is appreciated. Trump has consistently shown us who he is on Twitter. How can you look at his Twitter feed and consistently back him up? He's tweeting about a ra...

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by 777222LR
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 4607

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

So we’ve come full circle with the last two posts. It’s bad when Trump says it but perfectly fine when Sanders and PBS say it. The candor is appreciated. This is the problem with Trump supporters. They take a line or action completely out of context, and spin it, then say, "But Bernie! But Hil...

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by 777222LR
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 4607

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

So we’ve come full circle with the last two posts. It’s bad when Trump says it but perfectly fine when Sanders and PBS say it. The candor is appreciated. This is the problem with Trump supporters. They take a line or action completely out of context, and spin it, then say, "But Bernie! But Hil...

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by 777222LR
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 4607

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

So let me ask this: What is wrong with saying that living in Baltimore is like "living in a third world country?" Because the people who live there are not from 3rd world countries. He should instead, offer some sort of support, and aid, if he is so offended by it. Again, he's only "...

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by 777222LR
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 110
Views: 12475

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

Anyone else getting the, "Adobe Flash Player Out of Date" pop-up when navigating the site? I know mine is not out of date, and I don't want to download some random pop up only coming from a.net.

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by 777222LR
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability
Replies: 26
Views: 4076

Re: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability

Flew QR DFW-DOH-CPT recently. The most notable was the flight to CPT. We went northeast around UAE/OMAN through the Strait of Hormuz then back west and south toward Africa. Not sure how much time this added, but direct would have been overlying Saudi Arabia and Yemen. I got to enjoy QR's business pr...

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by 777222LR
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15489

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

The amount of 787's flying across the Pacific now is astonishing. I was messing around on Flightradar24 the other day and was amazed at how many were out there.

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by 777222LR
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2244

Re: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2019

What do you think is holding OKC back from getting international flights (even if only seasonal)? It's certainly not just simply that OKC is close to DFW as SMF is close to SFO and SAT is close to IAH yet they have international services. A U.S. airline willing to fly OKC-CUN/MBJ/PUJ? I might be cr...

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by 777222LR
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 206576

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Am I the only one that thinks the thicker inlet of the GE9X gives it a smaller look compared to the -115B? I’m aware the GE9X is larger. You are not the only one. I was kind of disappointed to see how "small" the engines looked when the first photos of the 777X were released. Agreed. The ...

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by 777222LR
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 206576

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Looking at the photos, I'm trying to discern the differences between the 777X and the 777-300ER. I know the obvious, but is the landing gear taller on this one and is the dihedral of the wings on the 777X larger? Also noticing we have an additional flap canoe and when the wings unfold, there is stil...

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by 777222LR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 28
Views: 6617

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

I flew Qatar Airways recently from the US to South Africa. DOH is an amazing airport to transfer through. I stayed in the in-airport Oryx hotel since I had a 9 hour layover. The QSuite on the 777-300ER is phenomenal. The service on all 4 flights was incredible. It's a shame about the blockade. We fo...

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by 777222LR
Thu May 23, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 69318

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

IrishTexan wrote:
Anyone know when the AA flagship lounge in D will open? Tks


I was at the Qatar Lounge on the 13th of May. I thought I overheard the guy at the desk up there say the new lounge would be opening that Thursday, which would have been 5/17. Definitely could be wrong.

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by 777222LR
Wed May 22, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are we approaching world where there´s only twin-engined jets?
Replies: 15
Views: 2641

Re: Are we approaching world where there´s only twin-engined jets?

UA857 wrote:
With the end of the 747, A340 and A380 approaching are we approaching a world with only twins?


One word, yes.

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by 777222LR
Mon May 20, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 6026

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

I think US govt/military contracts had some bearing. Those things change fast as the underlying politics shift. They did. When B6/EK won the US government contract with their codeshare arrangement, DL and UA both pulled out. The ME3 with their subsidies (I know, theoretically they don’t exist, but....

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by 777222LR
Sat May 18, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Athens flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 8447

Re: Korean Air Athens flight?

When I was in Prague, I was shocked that KE sent the 747-8 there. That and the Emirates A380 seemed huge compared to the size of the airport.

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by 777222LR
Sat May 11, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 206576

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Man, I really want to see those wingtips unfolded already!

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by 777222LR
Thu May 09, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8955

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

I honestly think the 787 will filter in as the oldest 767's leave as a stop-gap until a new type is developed.

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by 777222LR
Wed May 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6450

Re: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester

Yeah. LHR is prob better for engine failures bc of the long rwy. LHR is not the centre of the universe for Aviation in UK. Quite the opposite. LHR is not used for much. If your diverting for Medical or Technical issues or otherwise - they'll end up in MAN or PIK - DUB or SNN depending how far you a...

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by 777222LR
Tue May 07, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13020

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

Flying on Turkish DXB-IST-IAH, we flew both over Syria as well as Ukraine. I honestly took a Xanax for both flights, but I remember thinking, hmmm... But here I am.

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