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by richierich
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliner types under threat of extinction
Replies: 28
Views: 3223

Airliner types under threat of extinction

Flying a new type and checking the box is a thrill only an avgeek can appreciate - I recently added the Boeing 767-400 to my list, for example. Many regular Delta and United flyers probably laugh at this, and admittedly it is not the most exciting type to add, but considering only two mainstream air...

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by richierich
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to add logo to winglets
Replies: 83
Views: 15277

Re: American Airlines to add logo to winglets

What's wrong with it? My personal opinion is that the greyhound-esque logo was built for the winglets, should have been done years ago. I certainly like it better than the tail design, which after many years, I have become used to but not grown fond of. I don't think it is tacky in its execution. AA...

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by richierich
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite
Replies: 170
Views: 20201

Re: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite

Stop being cheap JetBlue, buy some wide bodies and put this in one of those and you will have an absolute Blockbuster of a plane. Oh yeah, because you think they can just go out and buy widebodies during a pandemic? B6 committed to the A321LR for TATL, and maybe in a post-COVID world these will be ...

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by richierich
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 868
Views: 261900

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

The DFDR has been read out - https://youtu.be/wqqoYs6bFJg I expected the extraction process would be more sophisticated, but if it survived an impact at 400+ mph one screwdriver poking around is nothing. Also never expected they would rinse the board in water, then in alcohol unless it's to remove ...

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by richierich
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger elevates altercation, involves DL Captain with no mask
Replies: 88
Views: 11070

Re: DL Captain with no mask has altercation with passenger

In my opinion, the Captain (or any crewmember) was right to ask the passenger to remove the hat. I agree with the decision. Admittedly we don't see the whole conversation or know what else transpired, but the optics are that it seemed to be handled poorly...the Captain not wearing a mask and being s...

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by richierich
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 333340

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

I don’t understand why people obsessed with “shots across the bow.” If you work at an airline right now, and you were not just an enthusiast with a keyboard, They are just trying to survive. Not just B6...every airline. EWR and LAX were planned...the crisis allowed it to happen sooner. Everything e...

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by richierich
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 333340

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

why wouldn’t you just go to Cabo or Hawaii? That would require opening a new station. Which they seem to be hesitant to do right now.. Pretty sure JetBlue doesn't have the aircraft to fly to Hawaii right now, and why would they want to do that during COVID? I love the state of HI but they are basic...

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by richierich
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 13152

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

Please stay on topic here, folks. There have been several posts that moved into the realm of politics and virology, which is not what this thread is supposed to cover.

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by richierich
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 54145

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

There was a post on a different thread at the beginning of Covid, and it basically said this virus will be the end of four-engine pax ops around the world. Given the number of A380s in EK's fleet, not sure a lot was given to that sentiment at the time (mid-March), but now it is not too far-fetched o...

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by richierich
Tue May 12, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 42968

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

The other aspect that is being overlooked is the impact Chpt 11 filing by one airline would have on the other airlines. Let’s say hypothetically AA does go through Chpt 11 and sheds much of its liabilities, and emerges a leaner carrier on the other side. What then happens with DL and UA? Basically,...

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by richierich
Tue May 12, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 42968

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

If there has ever been an even bigger joke of a thread, can someone please link here? I don't think the prospect of a major US airline going out of business is a joke. This wasn't just suggested by a random person on the street talking to Jimmy Kimmel, this was the CEO of one of the biggest compani...

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by richierich
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident
Replies: 38
Views: 20410

Re: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident

Setting aside the serious issue of what this will cost DL at a time when they don't need any extra/unexpected expenses, everybody needed something like this to provide a good laugh. And insurance money.... At least one or three of those will never fly again. I'm not buying that. Granted these are l...

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by richierich
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2866

What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?

What will be the lasting effects of the worldwide pandemic on the aviation industry? The Coronavirus thread is now into Part II and has thousands of posts as I write this...it's quickly becoming one of the largest threads ever on this site. I wanted this to be its own topic and not part of the mega-...

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by richierich
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA ban Europeans is BA the winner
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

Re: USA ban Europeans is BA the winner

I'm not sure any airline is feeling much like a winner at the moment...

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by richierich
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA ban Europeans is BA the winner
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

Re: USA ban Europeans is BA the winner

I'm not sure any airline is feeling much like a winner at the moment...

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by richierich
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33890

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

Coronavirus may only last a few weeks or months but I'm betting it will change the airline landscape and having a long-lasting effect. Weak airlines will disappear, strong airlines will survive but will have to rebuild their cash fortresses (imagine another outbreak later this year or early next yea...

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by richierich
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?
Replies: 52
Views: 6014

Re: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?

Another way to put a rapid end to this thread is to point out they basically have no flights to the most delay prone airports in the USA such as NYC-3 aiports or Philly. HA does fly to JFK you know. Once a day, same as BOS! Their flights times at both JFK and BOS are not during the busiest times of...

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by richierich
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 23243

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

MrBretz wrote:
I always pay for premium economy to avoid this stuff.


Great, but how often does this stuff happen? If it happened a lot, we wouldn't be discussing it on airliners.net.

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by richierich
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 9298

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

You forgot: zero bankruptcies and zero mergers with other airlines over the past two decades. The latter will happen sooner than you realize Richierich And you know this how, exactly? Don't make such cryptic quotes without some form of backup. He doesn't know, he's simply trying to get under the sk...

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by richierich
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 9298

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

jfklganyc wrote:

FYI: No Profit Sharing for B6 employees this year. Last year 0.2 percent Profit Sharing.


You forgot: zero bankruptcies and zero mergers with other airlines over the past two decades.

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by richierich
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 9298

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

Totally not true they got 75 exemption slots created for them. If my history is correct other than the international bank wasn’t jfk so slow you could go bowling midday on one of the runways? Yeah they got slots we wouldn’t want a new airline to come in and grow an airport or anything. Seems like n...

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by richierich
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 9298

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

Boof02671 wrote:
They got their JFK slots for free.


Nobody else was using them or wanted them...at that time. Things would be different in hindsight.

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by richierich
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 20390

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

I read the article on CNN.com and I think the report is inaccurate when they stated that the flight time from JFK to LHR was about 2 hours shorter than normal. I dont think the flight takes more than 6 hours on that route. I actually flew IAD to LHR in about 6 hours in the past. It takes about 7 ho...

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by richierich
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 22480

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Bluegrass60 wrote:
I could see this happening with secondary markets....and it would be welcomed. example: LHR-SDF-STL-MCI-STL-SDF-LHR


London to SDF? Then two add-on flights? Even with pick-up rights, keep dreaming...there is zero chance that routing would ever happen.

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by richierich
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 22480

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Many yeasr ago I used to fly BA to Chicago regularly. I remember there were three flights back to LHR each evening. One of these flights originated in Houston, Flew up to Chicago and then back to LHR. Correct! I think ended about a decade ago. [I always wondered what those ORD-DFW flights were like...

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by richierich
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 41987

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

I feel like every jetblue announcement is made to be much more dramatic than it really is. Every time. You mean the infomercial that is jetblue? Over promise under deliver and extra hype everything? No. Not jetblue. How is B6 hyping this announcement and making it more "dramatic than it really...

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by richierich
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 41987

Re: Jetblue senior leadership meeting at LGB

flyby519 wrote:
LSC, SSC, DCO, JSC all expire in 2022-2023


I don't know what these mean, I assume LSC is Long Island City (Queens)?

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by richierich
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 41987

Re: Jetblue senior leadership meeting at LGB

First off I work in Airports. Second LSC is gone after the lease is up. They are going to move everything to OSC, and only leave small offices in JFK AREA. Take a moment and look at routings. RDU-BOS ( dL-6 /B6-6/aa-3/f9-1). We need to look at more opportunities. I don't mean to sound rude but ther...

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by richierich
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alicante airport on fire.
Replies: 9
Views: 2833

Re: Alicante airport on fire.

https://www.express.co.uk/videos/610099 ... ar-airport

Apparently it is near the airport and not actually the airport terminal itself that is on fire.
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https://www.express.co.uk/videos/610099 ... ar-airport

Apparently it is near the airport and not actually the airport terminal itself that is on fire.

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by richierich
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 12678

Re: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020

The FAA is super focused on runway incursions, as they should be. They should have stop bars then, and pilots only enter a runway when stop bars go out. What are stop bars? I'm thinking something like a stop light except on the taxiway. Nm, I Googled it. Yes, major airports like JFK, BOS, ORD, DFW,...

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by richierich
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 310977

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I thought the same. One single western missile hitting one single Ukrainian airliner at 630am with nothing else hit or launched by the west. I'd give it about a 0.00% chance. Well given this happened about 45 minutes after an Iranian missile attack on American military bases in Iraq is there not a ...

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by richierich
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?
Replies: 59
Views: 15090

Re: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?

The best timings for west coast to Europe are to leave as late as possible (BA’s 268 being a star pupil, dep 2100 arr 1600+1) or route via the east coast with a short red eye eg LAX EWR connecting to a day tripper across the pond, land at 2000 and home to bed. Landing at dawn, and your body clock t...

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by richierich
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 16334

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

This is devastating news to Washington where the BA 747's have been flying for nearly 50 years. Not happy about this and it is a degradation in service to boring smaller twin aircraft with no dome. Boring. Guess I will fly Lufthansa now. Over reaction of the year right here... Especially from someb...

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by richierich
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at BWI
Replies: 70
Views: 11465

Re: British Airways at BWI

It's due to 787 engine issues. Evelop is performing a wet lease on the LGW-JFK route for BA to allow a LGW based 777 to operate the LHR-BWI sector. Back on September G-VIIP was doing the same thing. It's just temporary. That makes sense...thank you for the info. Not to get off-topic, but has anybod...

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by richierich
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at BWI
Replies: 70
Views: 11465

Re: British Airways at BWI

My understanding of the current arrangement is that Maryland is effectively guaranteeing that the flight will be more profitable than the average BA US route. If it doesn't reach that level, then Maryland will pay the full amount of the guarantee, even if it misses the average by a small amount. Wi...

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by richierich
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key 747 Factories Shut Down
Replies: 121
Views: 25086

Re: Key 747 Factories Shut Down

So production of the 747 ends with a whimper and not a bang. When the final B748 is delivered to UPS, UPS will be operating 41 Boeing 747s simultaneously. I believe this will represent one of the largest 747 fleets ever operated by a single airline at any one time. I find this to be amazing conside...

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by richierich
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?
Replies: 42
Views: 9352

Re: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?

I find the success of BOS-HNL a bit surprising. Growing up in SEA, Hawaii was it for those seeking warm beaches and such. The western Mexican destinations (Cabo, Mazatlan, PVR, etc.) were also popular destinations, but places like CUN generally weren't mentioned often by folks up there, presumably ...

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by richierich
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 34324

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

This is the weirdest thread I have ever read o_O It hasn't got any better. I don't know where this thread went off-topic, but it sure did in a big way. If this incident happened as it has been alleged, then pilots should have known better in 2017. Much much better. This would have been a very serio...

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by richierich
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airports charge passengers to recover lost property?
Replies: 28
Views: 4908

Re: Should airports charge passengers to recover lost property?

Well then maybe there should be some sort of statutory compensation for when an airline (or in some cases, airport) mishandles your bag and it doesn't get to your final destination with you... only fair.

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by richierich
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 34324

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

DALMD80 wrote:
The Post article is wrong. The author says it's WN policy for 2 crewmembers to be in the cockpit at all times, however, it's actually required by the FAA. It's common knowledge.


Well, it's WN's policy to comply with the FAA, so it is technically correct...

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by richierich
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 34324

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

Good lord - THERE WAS NO CAMERA. Thanks for screaming. And what? Did I miss something? The article alleges she saw live streaming video from the pilot's iPad while he was in the lavatory. Ah, I now see the SWA post (after mine) in which the airline says it was all a prank. If that is so (the link t...

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by richierich
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are the refurbished B747's used on BA flights from LHR-DXB?
Replies: 16
Views: 6326

Re: Are the refurbished B747's used on BA flights from LHR-DXB?

The same question applies to LHR-JFK if anyone is able to advise? As a flagship route, the B744s that BA schedules to JFK will all be refurbished ones. In the past two years, I have flown G-CIVV and G-CIVY from JFK and both had the new cabins. You have to look pretty hard to notice that these are 2...

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by richierich
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did accidents affect 757 sales?
Replies: 54
Views: 16233

Re: Did accidents affect 757 sales?

PacoMartin wrote:
Do you think that these accidents helped kill the orders for new B757s?




No.

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by richierich
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!
Replies: 38
Views: 11157

Re: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!

I was looking at the flight history for VS128 from JFK to MAN and some of the flights take as little as 5 hours 20 minutes according to this website: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/vs128 Is that right?? Appreciate that that is flying time, not block time, and the B747 is a fast aircraft...

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by richierich
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 16129

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

Doesn't this happen quite frequently, albeit with varying details? How many times do we hear about somebody who got on the wrong flight or was on the wrong plane? I've personally boarded a flight and seen somebody at my seat who was on the wrong plane (probably the next scheduled flight from the gat...

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by richierich
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!
Replies: 44
Views: 8082

Re: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!

That's amazing...their first living non-human 'customer' was actually a cow?? Congrats to KLM on a terrific milestone!

Who's next? Lufthansa?

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by richierich
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 44201

Re: B17 Crash at BDL 10/2/19

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-windsor-locks-bradley-international-airport-plane-crash-20191002-jfkph65krrfhxlrlb3eehksdiu-story.html?fbclid=IwAR3zxXoqeHavWn7ZSB9VWyAswhfrUCCGeZhVgShBMWbFzwW4FDO6hVH6vXQ The Hartford Courant is reporting "at least two dead", multiple injuries to...

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by richierich
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 146321

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Thank you so much for such a kind reply! So flying on a 20 yr old (I think all delta 737-800 that old) NG would not bother you even though checks on that age are being done within a week? That is reassuring although I don’t know if I can feel better! The plane has been at my regional airport for 22...

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by richierich
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 146321

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

My luck has not been great with flying compared to most. Have lost many family, friends and neighbors (including babysitting for the children at the time their mother was killed) in commercial and private flights. My cousin even walked into a propeller! I don't get any comfort from statistics and t...

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by richierich
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12893

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

For me it looks like the out of control cart hit the a/c on the last round before it was stopped. It looks like it hit the landing gear doors slightly. Anyone else saw this? I believe it hit the aircraft as well, albeit a light glancing blow, right after the guy says that it's going to hit the plan...

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