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by IAHFLYR
Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Carry on baggage selecting at gate
Replies: 16
Views: 1677

Re: Carry on baggage selecting at gate

I'll stand up for the roll-a-board and say as a airline passenger with almost two million miles under my belt I've never had my roll-a-board gate checked except on smaller RJ's, but you have to expect to happen as there is simply no overhead it will fit into. I don't overpack the bag even for a five...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Control tower in uncontrolled airspace
Replies: 18
Views: 1454

Re: Control tower in uncontrolled airspace

Your answer was correct. Hope you got better flight instruction than you got answers! :wideeyed: :smile: With a temporary tower again you were correct, advertise it via a NOTAM though it will still remain as an "Operational Control Tower in Class G Airspace". Having worked in a TRACON when...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 20409

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

Any intel on the WN IAH load factors?

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Expands California->Florida (LAX-TPA/RSW, SFO-RSW)
Replies: 47
Views: 7519

Re: UA Expands California->Florida (LAX-TPA/RSW, SFO-RSW)

Alaska flies LAXRSW. California-Ft. Meyers is grossly overserved with three dailies. Let’s see. Should we take points away for incorrect spelling? :razz: Ft. Myers. As was mentioned in another post, RSW the gateway to Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel/Captiva Island and even up Charlotte Harbor/Punta G...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Expands California->Florida (LAX-TPA/RSW, SFO-RSW)
Replies: 47
Views: 7519

Re: UA Expands California->Florida (LAX-TPA/RSW, SFO-RSW)

RSW transcon are a little surprising. They probably do well enough in winter and spring, but not summer. Been a while since you've visited RSW in the summer has it? The place is booming with traffic and just about every gate was full when I was leaving there two weeks ago. Could not even get into D...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airplane retirements
Replies: 14
Views: 1087

Re: Most underrated airplane retirements

Max Q wrote:
Continental’s retirement of the epic 727 didn’t get much attention, or the DC10 and 747 for that matter


The 762’s premature exit got none


I don't recall much hoopla when they retired their MD80's either back in 2005 or 2006. Spot on with the B762 retirement, very premature.

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cleared to land
Replies: 16
Views: 2213

Re: Cleared to land

gloom wrote:
It's not like it's a problem in my part of the world, anyways (EU).


Exactly, thus the last few words of my post. Simply different type of operation and they both work.

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cleared to land
Replies: 16
Views: 2213

Re: Cleared to land

On a related note, how low can an aircraft continue their approach until a landing clearance is given? I don't remember the title, but I saw a youtube video where an aircraft on final was given the expect late landing clearance notice at LHR. It was last second indeed, since the GPWS yelled "m...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"
Replies: 19
Views: 4679

Re: "It's going to take a little longer because we're a Max"

Both the LEAP and GTF are slower to start then the previous V2500 or CFM56 series engines. This is not a Boeing/MAX issue as the same situation exists on the neo. It’s part of the trade off of higher tolerances and better thermal performance. The start sequence itself just takes longer, largely due...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cleared to land
Replies: 16
Views: 2213

Re: Cleared to land

To chime in, as a controller in the US it means there exists a reasonable assurance that the runway will be clear when your aircraft crosses the landing threshold. The only times I would not issue a landing clearance is if I will be allowing a vehicle on the runway, have an aircraft taxiing on the ...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cleared to land
Replies: 16
Views: 2213

Re: Cleared to land

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publica ... on_10.html
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You may find some of this helpful and other parts not so much, but this is what the rules are for controllers working local control.

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publica ... on_10.html

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by IAHFLYR
Fri May 28, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Credit card left in check machine at FLL
Replies: 14
Views: 2483

Re: Credit card left in check machine at FLL

Or you might check-in other ways such as: 1. Online and print your boarding pass 2. Mobile app 3. Use your confirmation number and type that into the kiosk 4. Use your frequent flyer number and type that into the kiosk, even if you don't fly a particular airline often still get a FF account with the...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon May 24, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA contest - win free flights for a year if you are vaccinated
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: UA- You vaccinated, you get free flights for a year

https://simpleflying.com/united-airlines-if-youre-vaccinated-you-could-win-free-flights-for-1-year/ I get that this is a simpleflying link, but the article has a link to their social media where they announce this, so it's not entirely BS, though it may seem like it. This ties in with their route a...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 23, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AAL1190 Divert
Replies: 1
Views: 1222

AAL1190 Divert

On their way DFW-CUN when just out over the Gulf turned around and diverted to IAH. They are now scheduled to depart IAH at 1120 CDT for CUN. Any known reason for the divert as I was just happened to be looking at IAH arrivals when I found them on final to 8R about 1045 CDT?

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 23, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?
Replies: 29
Views: 5737

Re: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?

Can somebody explain the difference between turboprop and UDF please? They appear to have different configuration, but I have no idea the advantages of UDF over turboprop. The first article is fairly lengthy, but should help. https://www.britannica.com/technology/jet-engine/Turboprops-propfans-and-...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat May 22, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you take off your shoes when flying?
Replies: 37
Views: 2403

Re: Do you take off your shoes when flying?

PHLspecial wrote:
I'm impressed you can sleep with shoes on. The second part, I have yet to witness anyone do that.


Not even an issue as Sketchers are so comfortable it's like not having them on and I also am a barefoot person around the house.

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by IAHFLYR
Fri May 21, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you take off your shoes when flying?
Replies: 37
Views: 2403

Re: Do you take off your shoes when flying?

Shoes on period. On our longest flights 11+ hours, shoes stay on regardless if I lie the entire seat flat in Biz or stay awake the entire time......shoes ON.

Then there are those who walk the aisle with bare feet and go to the lav in their bare feet, just plain SICK.

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by IAHFLYR
Thu May 20, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3402

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

26point2 wrote:
And we haven’t even discussed trying to get back INTO SFO yet.


What a joy that is once the ceiling goes down below around 3,500' and you can't see the Dumbarton Bridges.

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by IAHFLYR
Thu May 20, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 165
Views: 22600

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

I just reread the last article I could find and it said construction in second half of 2020 and completed in 2022. So this doesn’t bode well for RSW, considering their peak season security lines were over 30 min in 2016. I can only imagine lines are way longer or were now. When I went through the P...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue May 18, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 165
Views: 22600

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Talking about RSW from earlier in the thread, is the new 22+ lane security checkpoint done? I haven’t been down there in almost 3 years. I always liked that you could see the apron from the middle open area and not have to be thru security. No, still had the single entry point at Terminal C. Unless...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon May 17, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13700

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

In IFR the aircraft have to make the last turn much further away from the runway, right ? Since I won't guess at your exact question I will say this: 1. "In IFR" meaning IFR weather at the airport then yes the controller will vector the aircraft no closer than 2 NM outside the approach ga...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727-100 Range
Replies: 17
Views: 3833

Re: 727-100 Range

Piedmont flew CLT-LAX and CLT-SFO with the 727-200 when they launched both in 1984. CLT-SEA was flown with the 733 when launched in 1987. That's very interesting as the source for my post was a dear friend who flew for PI and told me of the long take-off rolls from CLT-SEA, he never flew the B733 f...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3402

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

So, under this scenario where 28R is unavailable, I assume they would want to keep 28L for landings only except for those that absolutely need the length of 28L for departure and send biz jets through the terminal to use the 01's? Doubt ground control would take route them "through the termina...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3402

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

So, under this scenario where 28R is unavailable, I assume they would want to keep 28L for landings only except for those that absolutely need the length of 28L for departure and send biz jets through the terminal to use the 01's? Doubt ground control would take route them "through the termina...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3402

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

adipasqu wrote:
N111QS is a Global 5000 headed to Kona, HI, so I would assume it needed more length than what is available from 28R at E.


See post above your last, 10L/28R is closed so they cannot use it. :alert:

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3402

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

phatfarmlines wrote:
Funny that you should bring that up, I'm checking FR24 and two biz jets took off from the 1's, did exactly the opposite of what you described.


Most likely due to the fact that 10L/28R is closed.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 165
Views: 22600

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Does anyone know if the new RSW Tower/TRACON is still on schedule to open sometime and what quarter of 2022?

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727-100 Range
Replies: 17
Views: 3833

Re: 727-100 Range

Late 80's PI flew CLT-SEA non-stop in their -200's.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13700

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

VFR towers do NOT apply IFR separation, merely traffic advisories and landing priority. In most cases yes, unless the controlling IFR facility (i.e., TRACON/Center) authorizes it in a letter of agreement though normally that would be used for initial departure separation such as course divergence. ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13700

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

Aesma wrote:
Ensuring one is clearly in front/behind the other.


Forgive me, but that does not sound like "stacking" more in-trail of one another though with your use of "//" you possibly are saying staggering the traffic on parallel runways. Sorry for not understanding.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13700

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

If commercial airliners landing on // runways are supposed to be stacked, maybe that should also be the case there ? Please explain this comment. I understand the reason for two separate tower frequencies, but with runways that closely spaced apart I'm sure this isn't the first time they've had an ...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue May 11, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3402

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

Are there any wake turbulence considerations, say when a 747 or 380 lands with a corporate jet lined up to wait to take off on the same runway, or as soon as the heavy has vacated the tower can/will clear the corporate jet for departure to fit into that 2.5-3 NM gap between landings? In your exampl...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue May 11, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3402

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

[quote="adipasqu"Wouldn't the tower prefer usage of the 01's for most aircraft departures to avoid spacing issues for the landings on the 28's?[/quote] Not really as it takes almost as much spacing to depart from 1L/R to get the departure through the intersections of 28L/R before the 28 la...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat May 08, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 20409

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

What about DWH? It does have a 7,000+ ft runway, but it’s a private airport and lacks the infrastructure for commercial service. I still think it’s quite possible. DWH will not happen. The costs associated with bringing the taxiways up to the standards required to handle B737/8 would be a stupid nu...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon May 03, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luggage drops from open compartment mid-flight
Replies: 29
Views: 6835

Re: Luggage drops from open compartment mid-flight

Likely would have been a valet bag since it was the open belly bin. Guys I've not been on a CRJ7 in soooo long since 175's showed up, but I do believe the starboard overhead in FC fit my legal size Travel Pro.....regardless "lighten up Francis", it was supposed to be a funny. WOW tough cr...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon May 03, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luggage drops from open compartment mid-flight
Replies: 29
Views: 6835

Re: Luggage drops from open compartment mid-flight

Very bizarre alright, yet another excellent reason to NOT check luggage!! :duck: :)

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Re: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning

Also, real estate, the FAA spends considerable money on sites for navaids. Siting costs factor into locations.. Yes they do, and as soon as some land owner hears "Fed' the price just went up. Another reason you'll find NAVAID located on airports is due to security reasons. Much easier to keep ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 20409

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

lx2iah wrote:
The south side of “A” is used by AA, WS, and NK (again, not sure if jetBlue uses the north or south side gates in “A.”)


The few times I've seen B6 at IAH they've been parked at A24, southside.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 20409

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

SF is one of the more vital taxiways for traffic flow. In the long term (before the construction of the D East pier), Taxiway SF is programmed to be replaced by a new Taxiway SM Where? I had heard of plans for a north-south connection between NB and SB around where the new United hangar was built. ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Polaris Update on A/C !
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: United Polaris Update on A/C !

In short the B764's all still have the lie flat seats and all but I believe N67052 at still in storage at ROW. The B788's all have Polaris except five and three of those show getting the Polaris mod now. The B789's about 1/2 of those have Polaris. Here is a great site to keep tabs on the UA fleet. h...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 20409

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

I've found it easier, and a lot less stressful, to just use the A/B garage. The lines for TSA in terminal B are usually shorter and the post security people mover runs frequently between the terminals. Hush, don't tell folks that as it will fill up the A/B garage! :crowded: As for the TSA in B, I w...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 20409

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

The tower was designed by IM Pei and is considered, at least by some, to be an important piece of aviation/architecture history. Historical preservation groups want it saved. I'm not sure if the City is committed to permanently saving the tower, but certainly for now it's staying. Having worked in ...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 20409

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

How much longer will Terminal B's north banjo concourses survive? Wasn't the old tower on the west side supposed to be demo'd by now? I believe that was the plan years ago, though now a Chronicle article from 2019 claims that the base buildings which housed the old TRACON as well as Tech Ops office...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 5299

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

Pre-COVID last flight Feb. 23, 2020, OKC-IAH after visiting son and daughter-in-law. First flight since that was Mar. 18, 2021, IAH-STL and then Mar. 21, 2021, STL-IAH after visiting son/daughter-in-law who moved to STL. Was going to take IAH-RSW flight this past Sunday, though after almost five hou...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Southwest cancel the rest of their MIA flights tonight (11 Apr)?
Replies: 37
Views: 7449

Re: Why did Southwest cancel the rest of their MIA flights tonight (11 Apr)?

Just a wild guess here, but there have been so many delays into MIA, FLL, MCO TPA and RSW with some turning into cancellations I'd say WN decided to cancel as they'd be with crews timing out and such so they gave their passengers advance notice. I am just home from IAH where I was to fly IAH-RSW at ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 20409

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

Making everyone that needs to leave from Terminal C, D, and E in park Terminal C parking garage is a mess. just imagine if this was occurring without a pandemic. Totally agree, complete mess though there are a few other options like those park-n-fly lots for those who enjoy a bumpy shuttle bus ride...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly infectious new Coronavirus variant primarily affecting Airliners
Replies: 37
Views: 5061

Re: Highly infectious new Coronavirus variant primarily affecting Airliners

It would appear that some ATC kid has far too much time on their hands based upon the this thread, but it's a good one alright!! Now go to work. :bored: ;)

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 20409

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.joplinglobe.com/news/updated-joplin-adds-houston-as-third-flight-hub/article_16fd4992-9169-11eb-8f90-77c85a109147.html Good stuff thanks for the information. Though when looking at the UA site the only listed flights currently for June most days of the month it appears non-stop to IAH h...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions about oversize door on military Cessna 560 Citation V (UC-35)
Replies: 3
Views: 1149

Re: Questions about oversize door on military Cessna 560 Citation V (UC-35)

:stirthepot: I have a couple of extremely uneducated guesses: 1. Mission is most likely VIP. Have you ever seen the size of the ego on some (clearly not all) Generals? :stirthepot: 2. The size of the door may be due to the size of the duffle bags that are needed to be carried into the cabin should t...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 20409

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

portcolumbus wrote:
Skywest is starting IAH - Joplin starting 6/1. EAS route I believe.


If you are referring to non-stop flights, source please as the only flights I find in June IAH-JOP are SkyWest UA Express flights with connections in either DEN or ORD.

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