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by IAHFLYR
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 55
Views: 2334

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

aeromoe wrote:
If you have to update again, please fix the "American West" to read America West.


I am such an idiot, geez thanks for alerting me to my own stupid lack of proofreading. :banghead:

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 55
Views: 1398

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

AA B762
CO B762, B764
DL B762
UA B763, B764

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Video Only] Alaska Milk Run with ATC Audio!
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: [Video Only] Alaska Milk Run with ATC Audio!

Well done. I knew the tapes are erased after 45 days unless an incident etc., made the facility keep them thus my curiosity.

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Video Only] Alaska Milk Run with ATC Audio!
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: [Video Only] Alaska Milk Run with ATC Audio!

Gorgeous scenery. As one who has not yet visited Alaska I appreciate you posting this trip and great report. How long did it take you to get the audio once you submitted the FOIA?

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reason [s] for strange routings?
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Reason [s] for strange routings?

Same type aircraft, but are they for the same airline and are they close to the same time of day? Some aircraft are not overwater equipped with rafts thus they'd be restricted from flying across the Gulf. Another reason might be any equipment that may require the over land route besides rafts. Diffe...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unwarranted disappointments
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: Unwarranted disappointments

Disappointment that turned out to be awesome! In 1992 or 1993 we were scheduled to fly home from PVR-IAH on a CO B722, a plane I thoroughly loved . We get to the airport and the departure holding area at the time at PVR was on the second floor with large windows looking over the ramp. I kept lookin...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unwarranted disappointments
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: Unwarranted disappointments

Disappointment that turned out to be awesome! 1992 we were scheduled to fly home from PVR-IAH on a CO B722. We get to the airport and the departure holding area at the time at PVR was on the second floor with large windows looking over the ramp. I kept looking for the 722 on the ramp, but only found...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

N47 wrote:
You have summoned me good sir!


Why yes I did and of course the reply was SPOT on! :checkmark: Thanks.

So there you have it VOR fans.

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown
Replies: 43
Views: 1573

Re: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown

American - A319
United - A319/A320
Lufthansa - A320

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines and their fleets
Replies: 15
Views: 2804

Re: US Airlines and their fleets

MIflyer12 wrote:
I would start by recognizing that a lot of UA's types you reference were acquired when the domestic industry was still regulated into the early 1980s.


I believe the Airline Deregulation Act was actually made Federal Law in 1978.

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Returning from South Africa with Global Entry
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Returning from South Africa with Global Entry

Just a wild guess that you will be able to use GE as the negative test result you have should be take care of prior to boarding the flight from AMS to the U.S. Now as for your "dreaded X", not a clue as I've never received that nor has my wife when we return from international travel, in f...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 1871

Re: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?

IAHFLYER, Do controllers know how to use no gyro procedures? Can't say for certain that approach controllers are that familiar with them now days, though they are in the .65 and they should be familiar just don't think many of the new kids on the block today have ever used them. We used to have a g...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

On the subject of placement within, say, the 25-mile radius where the VORs needed to be for airway structure reasons, it seems like the VOR siting followed the pattern of lots of mid-century ATC infrastructure: either place it on the airport, or place it in the boonies far away from everything else...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 1871

Re: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?

IAHFLYR . . ."no-gyro vectors"? What does that mean. That means you tell the pilot to turn left/right and they remain in that turn until you tell them to stop turn. We could monitor the track of the aircraft and when headed in the direction we wanted then we'd tell them stop turn. They'd ...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

Here is probably more information than you care to read, but it is very useful in answering some of your questions. As for the placement of a VOR, much goes into that and the FAA Flight Procedures along with some Military NAVAID personnel (for Military installs) would site them near on or near airpo...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 1871

Re: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?

“How to navigate to Florida?” Old instructor, “at the first ocean turn right and follow the coast til you see palm trees”. :rotfl: Along those same line and in Florida, many moons ago I was getting ready to fly from Ft. Myers (FMY) to Marathon (MTH) to pick up a couple coolers of lobsters as friend...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 55
Views: 2334

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

Alaska-900ER Aloha-200 American West-200 American -800 BOA-300 Continental-200,300,400,500,700,800,900,900ER Delta-800 Old Frontier-200 Lufthansa-300 Piedmont-200,300 Southwest-200,300 United Pre 2010-200,500 United Since 2010-500,700,800,900,900ER,MAX9 US Air-200,300 UPDATE: Getting too old, forgo...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your primary, secondary, and tertiary travel rewards programs?
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: What are your primary, secondary, and tertiary travel rewards programs?

Primary Reward Programs: United MileagePlus, Marriott Bonvoy
Secondary Reward Programs: Delta SkyMiles, American AAdvantage, Alaska Mileage Plan
Credit Card Reward Programs: AMEX and Marriott Bonvoy Visa

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 55
Views: 2334

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

Alaska-900ER
Aloha-200
American West-200
American -800
BOA-300
Continental-200,300,400,500,700,800,900,900ER
Delta-800
Old Frontier-200
Lufthansa-300
Piedmont-200,300
Southwest-200,300
United Pre 2010-200,500
United Since 2010-500,700,800,900,900ER,MAX9
US Air-200,300

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Around the weather
Replies: 17
Views: 2019

Re: Around the weather

I think you may be making this too complicated. When you deviate you will ask for a "x" number of degrees turn or "x" number of miles L or R. When you're ready to resume your course ATC may give you direct to a point down the road or a heading or turn to intercept your course. E...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do faster planes ever fly over slower planes on final?
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Re: Do faster planes ever fly over slower planes on final?

To answer your question, there are a number of variables to consider when spacing traffic on approach such as speed, altitude, wind, visibility and pilots being able to see one another is huge in sequencing. As for flying over one another, yes though again there are variables such as how far out on ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Aug 28, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Around the weather
Replies: 17
Views: 2019

Re: Around the weather

As a retired TRACON controller and 1,500+ hour Private Pilot I'll offer this. The newest software and displays we had probably back in 2009ish offered us ATC kids a huge advantage in having weather available to us in the operation with color displays. We finally got to see almost what the pilot was ...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS First Class
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Re: AS First Class

AS used to pass out individual hand-held devices, but not since the pandemic started so bring your own and log into AS and yes power at each first class seat. Their first class service is excellent. Take a look at a TPG recent review of them. https://thepointsguy.com/reviews/alaska-airlines-first-cl...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Wingtip strobes
Replies: 19
Views: 2374

Re: A320 Wingtip strobes

[quote="Starlionblue"A friend of mine who works Tower told me once that some airlines have "bad strobe discipline". Apparently it can be distracting for the controllers to have aircraft taxiing with strobes on at night. Perhaps some controllers can chime in.[/quote] The only way ...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike
Replies: 28
Views: 3837

Re: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike

I worked west departures over Cassanova. I know what we did! My point is, in those ground conditions (snowing at the rate of 2 inches an hour), unless the aircraft could be push backed, deiced, and departed within 15 minutes, we wouldn't let ground control allow the push back. The ground controller...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For pilots: What are some things or the one thing you wish passengers knew about airline pilots?
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: For pilots: What are some things or the one thing you wish passengers knew about airline pilots?

FDT also provides a chance for the crew to interact with the controller and pick their head as to what and why we do what we do. I used to love when a pilot of any level would visit the facility and sit down to watch what we'd do and why. Oh, its been tremendously valuable for me as a pilot persona...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike
Replies: 28
Views: 3837

Re: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike

There was a federal hiring freeze in place at the time of the PATCO strike, though the FAA was hiring one controller when two would retire. I was fortunate enough to have made it to the top on the hiring list in the Southwest Region when Aug. 3, 1981 came. I got the call on Aug. 6th, to report to th...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For pilots: What are some things or the one thing you wish passengers knew about airline pilots?
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: For pilots: What are some things or the one thing you wish passengers knew about airline pilots?

Yes, in the U.S. ATC is allowed to sit in the jump seat of a commercial flight providing the Captain will allow, but only after filling out a litany of paperwork and getting it all approved by the FAA, TSA, airline and pile of FAA requirements to follow. Before 9/11 it was a simple task to ride jump...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any real-world ERJ pilots able to help?
Replies: 12
Views: 1806

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

From what i remember about flying the EMB-145 is that you don’t want to be stuck flying in trail behind an ERJ. An ERJ is a flying roadblock that causes ATC to issue speed restrictions to everyone behind an ERJ, while the ERJ it told to maintain a faster speed until the aircraft behind are at an al...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 1978

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

Though I'm certain I boarded some such as B707 and DC7's as a very young kid from CLE, but more recent either boarding or deplaning would have taken place in: a. FMY (yes old Page Field) in 70's numerous times getting on and off National Airlines B727's. b. BPT (yes the resort spot in far southeast ...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25236

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

Any intel on the WN IAH load factors? Here were the number of passengers, number of seats, and load factors for WN flights out of IAH in April 2021: BNA-IAH - 5441 passengers, 15444 seats, 35.23% load factor DAL-IAH - 7395 passengers, 25597 seats, 28.89% load factor DEN-IAH - 6136 passengers, 11186...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Schedule Changes & Notification E-Mails - A Thing Of The Past?
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Schedule Changes & Notification E-Mails - A Thing Of The Past?

In the "for what it's worth department", I've had more schedule changes than I can count over the years with both CO and now UA. Most if this is due to booking flights six-eight months out and I expect those to happen. I have always checked my account and reservations and catch most of the...

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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: 2117

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: 1714

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: 151
Views: 25236

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: 7645

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: 7645

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: 1179

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: 2313

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: 2313

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: 5036

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: 2313

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: 2313

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: 3269

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: 1205

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: 1571

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: 33
Views: 7387

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: 2969

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: 2969

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: 3825

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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