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by IAHFLYR
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Continental Airlines and UA
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Continental Airlines and UA

Since this is your first post, I am assuming you are (relatively) new to this site. You have opened up a HUGE can of worms as this topic has been discussed to death. The reality is both airlines had their strengths and weaknesses at the time of the merger. Like every other topic involving airlines,...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 111
Views: 10689

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

RSW expansion I posted something similar before...but here's a new article along with TV coverage https://www.winknews.com/2019/06/25/rsw-undergoes-expansion-plan-to-meet-growth-demand/?fbclid=IwAR3gZAAR9X-FdmXb4tTQ6qNZaXPVOJEjqmWjK9-XLbFndYpgahj8HMAkhVw Can't seem to find the story about full expa...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Continental EWR-MAN in the 90s - aircraft?
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: Continental EWR-MAN in the 90s - aircraft?

RobertS975 wrote:
I believe it was a DC10, maybe a MD11.


CO never operated an MD11.

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 60
Views: 3442

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

alan3 wrote:
MUC's Hilton is not physically attached to the airport but is steps away from the departure level entrance..


Yes, you are correct my mistake. But it was close enough for us. :D

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe Transit Inconsistency
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: Europe Transit Inconsistency

We landing FRA from IAH last week, arrived Z gate and only had to clear passport control on our way to LH Business Lounge near A26 then on to our A gate to MXP. It sounds much more confusing than what we experienced, thankfully! :)

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 60
Views: 3442

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

MXP has a great Sheraton in Terminal 1.
MUC has a gorgeous wonderful Hilton between Terminals 1 and 2, it used to be a Kempinksi.

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GLS Approach operations
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: GLS Approach operations

Yes that is correct, 748 and some A333 are capable. The older A333, 744 and 777 not approved. MEL is where I normally get them. EWR has the facility however ATC hasn’t approved the approach when requested. That's really sad, they should be more willing to use them since they are charted procedures....

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Established callout
Replies: 11
Views: 1447

Re: Established callout

As an interesting side note to this all, if an ILS has been flight inspected out to say 25 or 30 NM as some are in order to conduct dual/triple independent approaches at places like ATL, DFW, IAH, ORD etc., (not that all are) the localizer some stuff happens that can create a little concern in the c...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GLS Approach operations
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: GLS Approach operations

Before I retired from ATC I got to work with CO on some GLS stuff at IAH. They had a couple at least B738's I believe maybe more that they had recently taken delivery of and had started some GLS work at EWR. Was lucky enough to fly some GLS approaches in the sim and they looked so similar to an ILS ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Established callout
Replies: 11
Views: 1447

Re: Established callout

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Capturing the localizer course.


Or what about capturing the final approach course in the case of a RNAV approach?

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 83
Views: 2703

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

I'm only listing commercial flights as a passenger not GA flights where I was PIC. Houston - IAH, HOU, EFD DFW Area - DFW, DAL Ft. Myers Area - FMY, RSW, APF Orlando - MCO, ORL Miami Area - MIA, FLL Bay Area - SFO, OAK, SJC LA Area - LAX, SNA, LGB, ONT NYC Area - EWR, JFK, LGA London - LHR, LGW Mila...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 3394

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

AirKevin wrote:
And how did that turn out.


How would you expect it to turn out? :) They've not given me any ammunition as of yet, but if they do it will turn out exactly like I'd expect.....lots of laughs.

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL Connecting Time Int'l to Domestic
Replies: 14
Views: 1283

Re: ATL Connecting Time Int'l to Domestic

Coal wrote:
For those curious, I had a very tight (~25 min) connection in ICN which I made with time to spare, and KE 35 ended up arriving in ATL 40 mins early. Immigration and customs took less than 5 mins and was even able to catch an earlier connecting flight to FLL.



Congrats.

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 3394

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

I retired almost seven years ago and I never listened to LiveATC.net. I will admit to having listened to it a couple of times now when a couple of my friends (corporate and airline drivers) are coming or going from IAH just to see if they screw anything up so I can screw with them next time I see th...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL Connecting Time Int'l to Domestic
Replies: 14
Views: 1283

Re: ATL Connecting Time Int'l to Domestic

If have the ability to add the DL ATL-FLL segment on to the KE itinerary without any additional fees applied then you might want to think about doing that very thing. If you do then if you're a miss-connect DL will automatically re-book you on the next available flight. Should you still want to have...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I admit it - I stereotype rude travellers
Replies: 12
Views: 1446

Re: I admit it - I stereotype rude travellers

I'll go one further and add the mindless dumb travelers to the list. You know the guy, you just don't want to be "THAT GUY"!!! :shakehead: 1. He is the guy when you get to the entrance of the Elite and/or Pre-Check security line that cannot find his boarding pass or if it's on his phone he...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there meaning behind WN Flight Numbers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2666

Re: Is there meaning behind WN Flight Numbers?

SWA 1 is always "crew of the month"!!! :rotfl: :bigthumbsup:

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airband Radios
Replies: 2
Views: 1890

Re: Airband Radios

Actually it completely depends on where the Receiver/Transmitter (RTR) is located for the Tower/TRACON or the Remote Communications Air/Ground (RCAG) site is located for Center communications for the frequencies you want to listen. While some are in fact located around the airport many will be more ...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Westin SEA
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Westin SEA

We stayed at the Waterfront Marriott just below the Market in March and have always found it to be a good spot both in location and comfortable. No safety issues what so ever walking around Belltown or the downtown area.

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SFO Weather Delays
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: SFO Weather Delays

Concentrating flights at the hub so heavily means that something has to give when weather cuts SFO runway capacity in half. The regional flights to MFR, ACV, RDD, FAT, SBP, etc. are the first ones cut because less people have to be rebooked. But people there have the fewest flight options, as oppos...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?
Replies: 23
Views: 1510

Re: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?

AS without a doubt. And if you happen to buy a first class ticket you get access to their lounges. Not that the lounges are all that other than fantastic friendly associates and the very light good pancake machine. :)

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by IAHFLYR
Fri May 31, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SFO Weather Delays
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: SFO Weather Delays

GalaxyFlyer hit it right on the money. Not being involved anymore since retirement with FAA reducing some separation criteria as it applies to closely spaced parallel operations I may be way off base, but using the RNAV (RNP) Y 28R approach when lower weather is involved does help. IF they use that ...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu May 30, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did the FAA force WN to retire the 735 prematurely?
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Did the FAA force WN to retire the 735 prematurely?

When Southwest started getting involved with RNP back around 2011, the 300/500 fleet upgrades would have been quite costly which may also have helped on the retirement.

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by IAHFLYR
Thu May 30, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?
Replies: 13
Views: 3482

Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

They're part of the United fleet now - saw one about 2 weeks ago. The UA 739s are numbered 401-412, then 739ERs 413-479(?) and 801-849 and 880-899. Exactly. They never went anywhere other than to be painted with the new name on the fuselage. They are doing just fine in fact flew SJC-IAH on N75410 (...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed May 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business
Replies: 16
Views: 1711

Re: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business

IADCA wrote:
Isn't 2-2-2 PMCO, not PMUA?


Yes you are correct, the IAH-FRA is sCo (PMCO) 772's with the 50 Business Class seats or the Polaris conversion if you get one of those frames.

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by IAHFLYR
Tue May 21, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business
Replies: 16
Views: 1711

Re: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business

Finding a Polaris sCO B772 will be a complete crap shoot as out of the 22 frames only three have been converted while another two are in HKG for the upgrade according to https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfleetsite/mainline-fleet-tracking. My experience on the LH A388 upstairs was ehhh okay, but th...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu May 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3677

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

Don't forget to put Air Traffic Controller into those authorized to occupy the jumpseat! :) Even though very few actually use the program the FAA has in place due to the requirements that have to be met it's still a very worthwhile opportunity and they should use it and the view is amazing. I have ...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed May 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 1904

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

Hmmm good question. There have been a few and one that I've yet to snag just yet so won't include the B744 or B748i in the list, but it could happen this coming summer if the stars line up correctly for a LH flight. In no specific order: B762 B772 B722/1 MD80 series any of them And of course B788/9 ...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed May 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3677

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

Become a flight attendant, FAA inspector, dispatcher, or secret service agent if you want to visit a flightdeck inflight. Or become a pilot for an air carrier that has reciprocal jumpseat agreements. Failing that, get listed as an authorized passenger on a part 91 ferry flight. Or find a B1900 oper...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FRA Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: FRA Connections

Yes, we will certainly get all the passport/security stuff done as soon as we get to FRA and then sort out our lounge activities closest to our MXP gate. That's what we did on our last trip through FRA though I don't remember much of it at all other than the Business and Senator Lounges shared the s...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FRA Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: FRA Connections

Excellent, thanks very much.

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FRA Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: FRA Connections

The concourse has two floors, A-gates are Schengen gates and the same ones one floor higher are called Z-gates for non-Schengen flights. You will most likely arrive at Z11-25, it is then a very short walking distance to get to the A-Gates one floor below. Passport control and Security are within 10...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FRA Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

FRA Connections

We will be traveling in coming months on UA EWR-FRA with a change to LH on to MXP. Haven't connected in FRA in about five years and I understand they've expanded some so am hoping to get some information as what to expect when we arrive from those who have transited in FRA recently. The last few wee...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin
Replies: 14
Views: 1260

Re: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin

I've been on two separate UA A319/320 flights in the past couple of years and had the Captain at the door of the plane greeting passengers as they boarded. Just last week IAH-ATL on DL MD90 (left gate early) the Captain came out to greet the first class cabin with details of the flight and weather a...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?
Replies: 12
Views: 3902

Re: What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?

All at home. 1). Piedmont Airlines flight schedule from February 1948 2). Piedmont Airlines deck of playing cards from the "Pacemaker" days 3). Pan Am aluminum pin 4). Pan Am schedule from October 27, 1991 5). Air France Watermen pen from Concorde 6). Air France Concorde poster photo depar...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 84
Views: 6591

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

Last Super 80 flight was in January 2019, IAH-DFW...FC bulkhead
Last MD88 flight was July 2018, IAH-ATL...FC bulkhead

Next MD90 flight will be this month, IAH-ATL...FC bulkhead

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Domestic 787 Travel USA- United and AA?
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Domestic 787 Travel USA- United and AA?

UA has one daily B789 flying SFO-IAH and IAH-SFO as well as twice a day EWR-SFO and SFO-EWR flying the B787-10. Also once a day EWR-LAX and LAX-EWR on the -10.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....
Replies: 33
Views: 4713

Re: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....

FlyHossD wrote:
And why hasn't he been charged?


That is a great question? Put that POS (not Port of Spain) where he belongs.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What’s UA’s domestic/Hawaii First like?
Replies: 11
Views: 2663

Re: What’s UA’s domestic/Hawaii First like?

Have flown AA on 3 hour flights a few times in the last 18 months and found them to be real good. Service has been excellent and fares pretty competitive if not better in the markets I've flown them compared to DL and UA. But from IAH you are probably going to connect if not going to CLT, MIA, LAX, ...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best seatmates you've ever had?
Replies: 27
Views: 2069

Re: Best seatmates you've ever had?

"Names withheld to protect the innocent"! :) CO flight PHL-IAH Row 1, a very attractive well known R&Band Pop singer with about 10 Grammy Awards She was very quiet at first and once she knew I recognized her and didn't want to get her autograph or make a big deal out of where she was s...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your FF programs: past and present
Replies: 30
Views: 2057

Re: Your FF programs: past and present

Ancient Past:

Piedmont (gosh I miss them)

More Recent Past:

Continental OnePass (Million Miler)

Current:

Continental OnePass converted to United MileagePlus
American AAdvantage
Delta SkyMiles

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What’s UA’s domestic/Hawaii First like?
Replies: 11
Views: 2663

Re: What’s UA’s domestic/Hawaii First like?

[quote="BreezyIAH"Why do they do the forward and rear facing seats?[/quote]

Who know, but I will certainly look elsewhere before taking that thing to HNL.

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with boat/ferry service
Replies: 18
Views: 1405

Re: Airports with boat/ferry service

BOS...take the bus from the terminals to the dock.

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What’s UA’s domestic/Hawaii First like?
Replies: 11
Views: 2663

Re: What’s UA’s domestic/Hawaii First like?

penguinflies wrote:
Hnl iah is a quicker 6 hr flight.


The HNL-IAH flight is actually around 7+30 with a good tailwind.

OP if you're in first class you'll find the silly forward and rear facing seats on that old domestic dog of sUA, but you will as others noted find the lie flat seats. Enjoy

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long layover in US in Feb: DFW, IAH or ORD?
Replies: 25
Views: 1880

Re: Long layover in US in Feb: DFW, IAH or ORD?

MartijnNL wrote:
It's not like Chicago gets 50+ inches of snow in two days every month...geeez! :banghead:


Never saw a mention of that in the thread, but if you want to be that person go right ahead! :old: :wave:

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long layover in US in Feb: DFW, IAH or ORD?
Replies: 25
Views: 1880

Re: Long layover in US in Feb: DFW, IAH or ORD?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/trav ... ports.html


It's not like Houston gets 50+ inches of rain in two days every month...geeez! :banghead:
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MartijnNL wrote:
With Houston Airports Closed, Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/trav ... ports.html


It's not like Houston gets 50+ inches of rain in two days every month...geeez! :banghead:

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing tours from Seattle
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Boeing tours from Seattle

As recommended above do not waste you time/money with a tour, do your own tour. The Museum of Flight at BFI is just south of downtown Seattle and each time we've gone we have spent about 2.5-3 hours enjoying the museum. The Boeing Factory Tour is very structured and IIRC is about 2 hours in length f...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long layover in US in Feb: DFW, IAH or ORD?
Replies: 25
Views: 1880

Re: Long layover in US in Feb: DFW, IAH or ORD?

Bet you can already guess my selection from my screen name! :) The end of February weather I would certainly put IAH on top of the list as we here in H-Town rarely see freezing precip although it does occur every so often. Of course when it does it makes a mess of things at IAH, but going strictly b...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: § 91.117 Aircraft speed
Replies: 20
Views: 2807

Re: § 91.117 Aircraft speed

Airplanes have a tough time slowing down and descending for reasons which should be obvious, so this can result in aircraft operating in excess of 250kts below 10,000ft, provided they are slowing to 250kts or less. Aircraft are often given a speed to maintain or told to delete speed restrictions pr...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KEGE (Eagle, CO) Instrument Approaches Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: KEGE (Eagle, CO) Instrument Approaches Question

I'd call Denver TRACON or better yet EGE Tower and ask the question about the LOC FMS RWY 25 approach.

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