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by jetmatt777
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 91
Views: 14915

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

also, why would Southwest ask the FAA to "ground" it's aircraft? Can't the airline just do it when they want or is there a financial benefit to having the government do it? Do they report different on time numbers or maybe not pay out on extensive tarmac delays? https://www.wsj.com/articl...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Pre-canceling Several Friday LAX E-175 Flights?
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Re: Skywest Pre-canceling Several Friday LAX E-175 Flights?

Those are DL flights and still show operating on their website. Probably a flightaware glitch. Flightaware has turned into a data aggregation company instead of a flight tracker, and it pulls data from many resources. It’s not uncommon for flightaware to be inaccurate these days because of conflicti...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1441
Views: 288944

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Even if the product line doesn’t have a door option, is this the kind of thing where United could go to Safran and say “we want to build a Polaris Suite with a door based on the existing seat… figure it out.” Or are airlines like UA pretty constrained by the seat maker’s current offerings? United's...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252237

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

O.k., true, we didn't have to cater the aircraft, and we did have the option to bring the inbound valet bags into the terminal 100 feet past the jetway, so that we could get inbound passengers out of the way of outbound passengers. Beyond that, we could and did tag and get outbound valet bags down ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1364
Views: 252237

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

I worked in a station that could consistently turn a 200 in 7 minutes flat, full in, full out, with valet tagged carry-ons. It's really not rocket science. And that was, yes, -consistently-. It takes a willingness to work the problem, be clear with your passengers, and work as a solid unit. It also...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!
Replies: 38
Views: 4617

Re: DFW - You're number ???? for takeoff!

On that DFW airport diagram it bothers me that H turns onto the WF lane, and F turns into the WH lane. Just an odd intersection of naming convention. It would make more sense practically (and OCD) for H to turn into WH and F turn into WF.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59480

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

This might be a silly question, but I hear people arguing that the aircraft won't ever be permitted flying over land at all. Why is that? I thought a sonic boom only happened when an aircraft reaches the speed of sound, and when leaving the speed of sound. It doesn't happen the entire flight. It ha...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59480

Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

You heard it here first. DL+UA to compete with AA+B6+AS partnership. Many signs pointing to it. DL closed/downsized crew bases in UA strongholds. Both airlines offloaded staff and airplanes and are down about 30% from pre-covid levels. So while this may be a “rebranding” I have a feeling it’ll come...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16288

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

Would those lights posts be designed in a way to minimise damage to the aircrafts in these instances, e.g. a built-in weak point? I have seen car accidents with more damage after hitting posts. The term you are thinking of is frangible. In airfield infrastructure engineering, frangible means the it...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16288

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

Dear all, Duct tape jokes aside, what would be the cost to repair such a damage? In the low hundreds of thousands if the damage was only in that immediate impact location and stress wasn’t transmitted deeper into the wing root where it joins the airframe. If the latter happened it could be in the l...

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by jetmatt777
Mon May 31, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 727 titles
Replies: 6
Views: 2351

Re: American 727 titles

The further back titles were the result of taking off at a high power setting before the paint had fully dried.

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by jetmatt777
Sat May 29, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 302
Views: 49673

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

DEN CEO Kim Day announces retirement. Any thoughts on her performance besides the bungled renovations? https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.9news.com/amp/article/travel/denver-international-airport/dia-ceo-retirement-kim-day/73-b000fd7e-b241-42c1-84e0-f311a6cbca21 I may be in the minority here, but I t...

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by jetmatt777
Thu May 27, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 9943

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

That is an unacceptable amount of time to get a shipment processed through their hub. Thanks for the news. I will make sure to advise all of my business associates to stay away from DHL. Sounds like they are being run by the Post Office. I have done 4 shipments with FedEx in the last 3 weeks, and e...

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by jetmatt777
Sun May 23, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1441
Views: 288944

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Friends at DEN tell me UA (and likely WN) can’t hire enough ramp to work the current schedule. Too many applicants test positive for weed or don’t want to work outside in harsh weather. Adding more flights will compound the problem. How’s operational performance? They say every day is near meltdown...

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by jetmatt777
Sat May 22, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"
Replies: 61
Views: 13066

Re: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"

The fact that nothing can be done about the situation is the precise reason nothing should be said, or a white lie presented. It’s the reason we don’t send out a text or email saying your bag missed the flight until AFTER you land. We aren’t turning the airplane around for it, and we don’t want you...

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by jetmatt777
Sat May 22, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4376

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

I spent around $600 on DOGE as a gamble. It’s cheap entertainment. I have 10,000 coins at an average of $0.065. That $600 is worth $3600 at the moment. It’s fun but not an investment. If It crashes to a penny tomorrow I will have gotten 5 months of entertainment of watching it do its thing. If it g...

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by jetmatt777
Sat May 22, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4376

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

I spent around $600 on DOGE as a gamble. It’s cheap entertainment. I have 10,000 coins at an average of $0.065. That $600 is worth $3600 at the moment. It’s fun but not an investment. If It crashes to a penny tomorrow I will have gotten 5 months of entertainment of watching it do its thing. If it go...

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by jetmatt777
Sat May 22, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Fuel Prices this Summer
Replies: 59
Views: 8611

Re: Jet Fuel Prices this Summer

While I doubt it’ll affect jet fuel prices much, the tanker driver shortage may have operational effects on airlines if there aren’t enough fuelers. At my station we’re struggling to keep up with added flights since CDL drivers can make much more money driving gasoline tankers than fueling airplane...

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by jetmatt777
Fri May 21, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1380
Views: 247605

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

seat1a wrote:
OKC-TPA ... last time that was done was when Braniff was in business.


Frontier tried it back in 2010 on Republic E190. Along with MCO.

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by jetmatt777
Thu May 20, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"
Replies: 61
Views: 13066

Re: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"

No offense, but there some just some things that passengers do not need to know...... Exactly. I was flying on trans states from DEN-OKC, descending through around 12,000 when we made an abrupt power up, bank and climb. A few minutes later the pilot came on and said “we had to avoid an aircraft tha...

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by jetmatt777
Thu May 20, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"
Replies: 61
Views: 13066

Re: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"

I wouldn’t say this is special to Envoy. Flying a OO flight from DEN-ELP, the pilots lined up to land on the smaller/shorter 26R runway, and came quite close to doing so before tower told them they weren’t landing on the proper runway. I pulled the recording from LiveATC just to be sure. Pilots als...

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by jetmatt777
Thu May 20, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Fuel Prices this Summer
Replies: 59
Views: 8611

Re: Jet Fuel Prices this Summer

The angst over summer gasoline prices is related to number of delivery drivers, not quantity available from refineries. How many of the nation's top 20 airports get their fuel by truck? While I doubt it’ll affect jet fuel prices much, the tanker driver shortage may have operational effects on airli...

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by jetmatt777
Wed May 19, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines diverting to stations they don't serve
Replies: 10
Views: 2920

Re: Airlines diverting to stations they don't serve

Airlines usually setup ground handling and fueling agreements in likely diversion airports near their larger stations, even if it is unserved by them. It’s not a big deal.

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by jetmatt777
Wed May 19, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's buy a BAC 1-11
Replies: 50
Views: 7662

Re: Let's buy a BAC 1-11

Newark727 wrote:
Lads, the topic is "let's buy a BAC 1-11" not "let's steal a BAC 1-11" :D


Re-homing. :)

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by jetmatt777
Wed May 19, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1441
Views: 288944

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

I know we have a few UA insiders on this thread, can anyone make sense of this? United 787-9 N29985 filed LAX-SBD 2:30PM - 3:17PM as UA2694 and SBD-LAX 3:30PM - 4:05PM as UA2695 tomorrow (Wednesday, May 19). Stays on the ground at SBD for under 15 minutes and goes back to running US-Australia fligh...

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by jetmatt777
Wed May 19, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's buy a BAC 1-11
Replies: 50
Views: 7662

Re: Let's buy a BAC 1-11

If you fly it out of Romania... you eventually have to land somewhere. That "somewhere" probably has its own police force along with various things like an extradition treaty, the capacity to arrest aircraft, etc... Yes, you could fly somewhere where the normal rules don't apply (is Syria...

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by jetmatt777
Wed May 19, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's buy a BAC 1-11
Replies: 50
Views: 7662

Re: Let's buy a BAC 1-11

I am sure if someone wealthy enough wanted to they could get it out of Romania. The right political contributions and charity donations can sway the powers that be. But is there anyone wealthy enough to want to go through the trouble?

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by jetmatt777
Tue May 18, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13501

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

It was mentioned up thread that they were running two tower frequencies, one for each runway. Their plate only shows one frequency for tower. Do they have an unofficial frequency they use during busier times?

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by jetmatt777
Tue May 18, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa installs Embraer 190-E2 ‘full flight simulator’ in training center
Replies: 27
Views: 5417

Re: Lufthansa installs Embraer 190-E2 ‘full flight simulator’ in training center

Sim training is a huge business on its own. Very expensive to install, certify, and maintain. It is still cheaper than burning cycles and dinosaur juice in the real thing, but still very expensive to the point that many airlines don't even have their own sims, at least not for their entire fleet. I ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri May 14, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 123406

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Avelo flies with a company mechanic onboard as part of the crew. While incredibly outdated practice (common during prop liner days) It could actually be a huge asset for an airline stretched thin. Might as well. They fly to some small stations, and the time it takes to get an FBO mechanic out to do...

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by jetmatt777
Wed May 12, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13501

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

Glad no one was hurt.

I drive by Centennial every day, and they keep that pattern stuffed FULL. Surprised this doesn’t happen more often there.

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by jetmatt777
Tue May 11, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetfuel shortage at CLT/Southeast
Replies: 52
Views: 11674

Re: Jetfuel shortage at CLT

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1457189&p=22649145#p22627595
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vfw614 wrote:
Thanks for all the great explanations. Fascinating.

I guess it is for a reason that I have not become an engineer....


I used to work at a tank farm, and posted about it several months ago. Read more here:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1457189&p=22649145#p22627595

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by jetmatt777
Mon May 10, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1441
Views: 288944

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

UAX Update: E145XR: N17185 (ex-EV) ferried ALB for transfer to CommutAir CR5: N511MJ ferried AMA for paint CommutAir is horrifyingly terrible. United couldn’t have picked a worse carrier to fly all of these 145s. Define 'terrible?" There are certainly growing pains. Amature hour with them. We ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon May 10, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1441
Views: 288944

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

UAinAUS wrote:
UAX Update:

E145XR:
N17185 (ex-EV) ferried ALB for transfer to CommutAir

CR5:
N511MJ ferried AMA for paint


CommutAir is horrifyingly terrible. United couldn’t have picked a worse carrier to fly all of these 145s.

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by jetmatt777
Wed May 05, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 123406

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

The real issue I have with the startup was the velocity ... they gave people a month to buy tickets on an airline nobody has ever heard of before. And they have no presence on OTAs at the moment - which makes it next to impossible to reach the average customer who has yet to hear of them. The conce...

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by jetmatt777
Tue May 04, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 123406

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

The real issue I have with the startup was the velocity ... they gave people a month to buy tickets on an airline nobody has ever heard of before. And they have no presence on OTAs at the moment - which makes it next to impossible to reach the average customer who has yet to hear of them. The conce...

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by jetmatt777
Tue May 04, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luggage drops from open compartment mid-flight
Replies: 29
Views: 6735

Re: Luggage drops from open compartment mid-flight

I didn't personally see it, but I remember we had a CRJ flight come back to the gate years ago where the rear cargo door popped open during taxi. The right combination of a worn out door latch, hitting the right expansion joint at just the right speed. I am not sure I can visualize how it can happen...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1441
Views: 288944

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Question for those more familiar with CS/fare rules. I bought a BE ticket for my dad to visit me over the weekend, I understand change fees are waived. If I don’t know the date am able to change the ticket again? For example moving this trip out 2-3 months. And then deciding from there where to move...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1441
Views: 288944

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

About time. Some of those 700’s are downright embarrassing to look at

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by jetmatt777
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2289
Views: 290733

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

And that's exactly why they should add TYS. Adding TYS would certainly help to retain those loyal WN-fliers in Knoxville (if there are any) who drive to Nashville for their flights. Tennessee as a whole seems to be a major market for WN, so I wonder if they would eventually add CHA and TRI as well....

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by jetmatt777
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22867

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Yet aircraft have an FDR recording how many different parameters and storing them, it's not like you're looking to store every minute of an 18 hour flight. Even if the cameras are only "several" megapixels, they are only focused on a small area and coupled with the other data available an...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22867

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

Exactly, this crap about 2 megapixel cameras is insulting really. Samsung claim the forward facing camera in the S21 is 40 megapixels, with another 3 cameras taking up a total space of 40mm x 15mm x 10mm. Why the hell would you only have one camera and place it behind the pilot ? 5 or 6 well placed...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 22867

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

The cause of a crash can be determined very quickly after data has been downloaded from a FDR, the reason for that is they provide thousands of data points at a high sampling rate from control inputs to aircraft systems. A camera is simply unable to capture that data, for example the seats and pilo...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 4755

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

Ha, could have told you where that shot was without the caption. Glad you made it safely. Seems like one I would have probably just wussed out and grabbed a hotel for a day or two and waited out the weather. Sorry I wasn't clear, I opted for a few hotels on the way in lieu of camping! I stayed in J...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 4755

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

Probably Feb 2020, flew DEN-TUL-DEN (UA) on a daytrip to have lunch with my mom. During the pandemic I flew DEN-PDX (UA) and PDX-SLC-DEN (DL) on a daytrip to buy a motorcycle and stashed it at the airport. That was Aug 31. A week later, Sep 7 I flew DEN-PDX (UA) to ride the bike back to Colorado. T...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 4755

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

Probably Feb 2020, flew DEN-TUL-DEN (UA) on a daytrip to have lunch with my mom.

During the pandemic I flew DEN-PDX (UA) and PDX-SLC-DEN (DL) on a daytrip to buy a motorcycle and stashed it at the airport. That was Aug 31. A week later, Sep 7 I flew DEN-PDX (UA) to ride the bike back to Colorado.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest in COS
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Southwest in COS

There is currently a buzz around the COS airport I haven’t seen in the three years I’ve lived here. What I’ve heard from friends who have flown WN in and out of the Springs is a lot of full flights. I always clarify with non avgeek friends what they mean by full and they typically mean full. The on...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 145
Views: 24226

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

My gripe with Channel 9 was always being overrides by the long drawn out FA announcements shortly after takeoff. Departure is probably the most interesting time to listen to Channel 9 and it seemed more often than not 3, 000 ft to 12,000 ft was full of FA announcements describing the “exciting new C...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 18900

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

What if someone has already had Covid? What about requiring vaccinations for other diseases (like Measles)? What about requiring annual flu shot? A vaccine for COVID-19 acts as a booster for convalescent immunity. It creates stronger immunity than just recovering from an infection. Actually I think...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 302
Views: 49673

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Could be some strategy at play here to build some extra pressure on politicians to ease travel restrictions. This came out of nowhere, and the way the wording is laid out indicates that.

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