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by tb727
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 85
Views: 22461

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

I have found the A320neo to be quite "pitchy" on takeoff, definitely different from the ceo . I wonder if this is one of the conditions they are referring to in the A321neo in this article.

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by tb727
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15169

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

Sounds like they had done some work on the number 1 bearing prior to this flight. If that’s the case, ooops.

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by tb727
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 47
Views: 4833

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

The only example of poor descent planning that I see is planning an idle descent at .80/340kts from top of descent. We were CI99, oooops! I used them a lot more as a newer FO on the A320 series than I do now that I have more time in them. It was far more slippery than all the other planes I've ever...

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by tb727
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 729
Views: 142978

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

x1234 wrote:
Anyone know why today's DL583 is an A332!? Is it going to be weight restricted!?


Down an A359 due to a lightning strike.

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by tb727
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: July 7 DL583 DTW-PVG uses A332?
Replies: 9
Views: 2170

Re: July 7 DL583 DTW-PVG uses A332?

They are down a A359 due to a lightning strike in PEK. A/C is in DTW at the moment.

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by tb727
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance
Replies: 25
Views: 3789

Re: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance

We left the aft airstairs down and had a heavy duty tail stand we always left on when on the ground(and a couple times in flight, thankfully not to me) How did the a/c push back from the gate with tailstand attached? Seems like pushback would produce a "retractable" (retracted?) tailstand...

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by tb727
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance
Replies: 25
Views: 3789

Re: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance

I had a 320 going back on it's tail in LGA once. The gate we parked at was sloped slightly uphill and I was doing the walk-around and noticed it was strange that the APU exhaust was much lower than I had noticed before. Like I could almost jump up and touch where the intake is. Looked up at the nose...

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by tb727
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spirit airlines SEA issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: Spirit airlines SEA issue?

Due to gate congestion there have been some flights operating off hardstands. Pax board buses at B20/21.

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by tb727
Tue May 28, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5021

Re: Equine Flights

These horses are some of the most valuable cargo flown. its not just moving them around for racing, there's the breeding as well. Stud fees can run to over £100k for one serving, so the flight costs aren't that significant. What exactly is one serving? Lol :rotfl: A stallion serves a mare, hopefull...

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by tb727
Mon May 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5021

Re: Equine Flights

I worked for an freight airline many years ago. Monday through Friday we moved boxes on A300B4 freighters. During racing season, we would fly horses on a B727. They actually use special procedures during equine flights on a 727. You can't have any bells go off, as that is the signal for the horses ...

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by tb727
Mon May 27, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5021

Re: Equine Flights

I flew that 727 for 5 years, many flights with the horses and I loved it. That plane was bought dirt cheap(less than 600k if I remember) and it is a great airplane. I always thought it was kinda cheap to fly the horses. Something like 4K coast to coast. Like 2500 to move them to Florida from NY or K...

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by tb727
Sat May 25, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.
Replies: 39
Views: 4790

Re: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.

Didn’t NW have a history of union issues? Seems like the pilots union, for one, was always a hotbed of problems. Yes and in 2005 all their mechanics went out on strike with AMFA and were replaced by scabs and management mechanics overseeing mostly non-licensed "mechanics" work on airplane...

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by tb727
Sat May 25, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash off of Florida Coast
Replies: 11
Views: 3926

Re: Citation Crash off of Florida Coast

Looks like it had departed earlier in the day from ALN and made it to about 16,000’ before turning back. Sad, I would suspect pressurization problems.

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by tb727
Mon May 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I need to interview a pilot for a school project.
Replies: 7
Views: 2547

Re: I need to interview a pilot for a school project.

I too am pilot if you need help. Current ULCC in the US. Prior 135 and 121 supplemental freight.

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by tb727
Sat May 11, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2873

Re: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?

I don’t think FedEx serves LGA. I go in there a decent amount and it’s surprising to see a 757 nowadays. Seat-wise the “biggest” plane at LGA is probably a Frontier 321 with 230 seats.

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by tb727
Thu May 02, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?
Replies: 20
Views: 6178

Re: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Seems like they will be great freight carriers.....

Fedex and UPS has made good use of the wide-body capabilities of the Airbus, past and present. Good catch.


It will be used for military pax charters.

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by tb727
Wed May 01, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MTC, PHN and PTK
Replies: 13
Views: 1090

Re: MTC, PHN and PTK

I highly doubt it. I don't think PHN is big enough for anything, MTC is a good spot for east siders of Detroit but I don't think it would be enough draw for Allegiant and I also don't ever see it being a joint use airport. PTK is kind of limited with space. They would just be throwing money away try...

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by tb727
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar queens, still a thing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5626

Re: Hangar queens, still a thing ?

Well given that N901NK, N902NK, N903NK, N904NK, and N905NK are all less than two years old and collectively have been parked for a total time of around 8 years combined for engine and bleed air issues and until recently comprised the entire fleet of 320NEOs at one airline, I would have to say those...

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by tb727
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Eyebrow windows
Replies: 56
Views: 5755

Re: Eyebrow windows

If you reclined your seat back and put a roll of paper towels behind your neck it was a perfect way to watch stars at night.

I liked the way they looked but ours got plugged as they came through heavy check. I also want to say we had no MEL relief for them if the heat on them went bad.

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by tb727
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Overnight Parking
Replies: 13
Views: 3694

Re: LaGuardia Overnight Parking

Short answer is yes, with the construction going on a lot of the carriers have been displaced from their original gates and American, United, Southwest, NK, & F9 are in temporary homes or operating with less gates than normal at the moment.. it’ll be a few more years until things return to norm...

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by tb727
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 4802

Re: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.

Oh man, the PFE's and the FAK. We had some ancient guys on the panel. Most were sadly working in their 70's because they had to. Some did it for fun though. Either way we had BOXES of oil in the belly for the stalwart JT8D's that you really only started to worry about when they stopped leaking oil. ...

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by tb727
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 4802

Re: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.

vikkyvik wrote:
tb727 wrote:
The worst part about having an FE though is that it was one more person that couldn't make a decision on where we were going to go eat.


With 3 people, you could have a majority vote, though.


"I don't care" or some variation of that always had 3 votes :lol:

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by tb727
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 106
Views: 23445

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

Baldanza said it won't happen. I'd take what he says as the most likely thing to happen there.

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by tb727
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 4802

Re: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.

The worst part about having an FE though is that it was one more person that couldn't make a decision on where we were going to go eat.

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by tb727
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue cabin air quality incident in BZN
Replies: 19
Views: 2949

Re: JetBlue FA’s go on strike in BZN

While at work today (7 April 2019) our JetBlue flight to LGB was delayed about an hour and a half late due to the FA’s claiming there was a chemical smell in the aircraft. Once maintenance was contacted and arrived and decided the aircraft had nothing wrong with it they then claimed they were too i...

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by tb727
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95850

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

lavalampluva wrote:
sumeetc2 wrote:
dtw9 wrote:
WOW airs A321 departed this afternoon. Headed to YUL

Getting repainted for NK apparently at YMX.

Wow (no pun intended) the change over is happening fast!


Just the fact that there are 3, technically 4 different liveries at NK, tells me that this is false lol

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by tb727
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14146

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

Could have been wake. I was flying a 320 last week about 18 in trail of an ANA 773 climbing in the upper 20's and we got whacked pretty good for a few seconds. Felt like going down a dirt road on a skateboard at 100 mph. Dialed the speed back and opened up the climb and turned 20 degrees and we got...

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by tb727
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Neo vs Ceo cockpit differences
Replies: 9
Views: 1982

Re: Neo vs Ceo cockpit differences

What is dual cool theoretically supposed to do? Use bleed air to turn both engines at the same time so get the computed cool down period done at the same time. In the summer it can be a couple minutes(upwards of 5)of motoring while just sitting there. Don’t know why they bothered with DUAL COOL but...

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by tb727
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 4802

Re: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.

I for one miss my FE. 3 sets of eyes are better than 2 and the further away from the instrument panel you are, the smarter you get lol. I also thought it was a lot easier working on problems. One guy flew, typically the FO, while the Captain and the FE would work on the problem. It was also nice to ...

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by tb727
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14146

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

Could have been wake. I was flying a 320 last week about 18 in trail of an ANA 773 climbing in the upper 20's and we got whacked pretty good for a few seconds. Felt like going down a dirt road on a skateboard at 100 mph. Dialed the speed back and opened up the climb and turned 20 degrees and we got ...

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by tb727
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Brakes
Replies: 39
Views: 2484

Re: Aircraft Brakes

You haven't looked at a 320 with no brake fans. I have had to delay takeoff after a long taxi because the brake temps were out of limits. Takes forever to get the temps down with no fans especially in OMAA Yeah, Vegas with no brake fans in the summer. I like to use max reverse and manual brakes and...

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by tb727
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What can you do with a B.S. in Aviation/Aviation Management??
Replies: 18
Views: 2660

Re: )??

I recently retired from United and I too have a BS in Aviation Maintenance Management. I retired as a Controller in Tech Ops Maintenance Control (TOMC) as an Airbus controller.(primarily) I've also worked as a 757,747and ,737 controller. Before that as a Maintenance Supervisor at SFO (SFOMM) But th...

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by tb727
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6099

Re: How many US states have you visited?

Been to all of them. The only one I haven't actually operated a flight to is Hawaii. Guess next time I'm there I'll have to rent a plane.

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by tb727
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What can you do with a B.S. in Aviation/Aviation Management??
Replies: 18
Views: 2660

Re: What can you do with a B.S. in Aviation/Aviation Management??

I have my degree in Aviation Management. In my class I know of a few of us that got on with local freight airlines and started out doing crew scheduling and planning to get our foot in the door while still in school. I ended up being a pilot as did a few others but I know a few guys ended up being i...

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by tb727
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should I fly Cargo or Passenger?
Replies: 35
Views: 3237

Re: Should I fly Cargo or Passenger?

Door closes, doesn't matter what's behind it. Focus on your training and you'll find your way in time because your goal is to be a professional pilot. I had no idea where I would end up, I had my thoughts when I was a kid but you don't know for sure where you'll end up. Airlines come and go. I love ...

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by tb727
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Out of Curiosity: Two Different Engines on Same Airframe Safer?
Replies: 24
Views: 3220

Re: Out of Curiosity: Two Different Engines on Same Airframe Safer?

Thinking about it more, it would make the odds of unreliable operation increase.

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by tb727
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Out of Curiosity: Two Different Engines on Same Airframe Safer?
Replies: 24
Views: 3220

Re: Out of Curiosity: Two Different Engines on Same Airframe Safer?

I think that's an answer to a problem that doesn't exist. Modern jet engines are extremely reliable and well designed. While there have been teething problems with new jet engines, in recent times the Trent 1000 and PW1100G's, that is just part of the process. Just about every engine has had it's pr...

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by tb727
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crash pad incidence, major vs. regional pilots
Replies: 21
Views: 1623

Re: Crash pad incidence, major vs. regional pilots

Just curious if pilots at all different levels use Airbnb when they need a place to stay? I haven't heard of that but it could be possible. Most guys at my base use the cheap hotels right by the airport. Right around $42ish a night seems to be the going rate. The hotels have an airport shuttle and ...

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by tb727
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining DC-9 operators (DC-9-14 to DC-9-51)
Replies: 32
Views: 4579

Re: Remaining DC-9 operators (DC-9-14 to DC-9-51)

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Dazed767 wrote:
N112PS Sky Way Enterprises is still operational, no?


That said, what's the advantage of operating 50+-year old DC-9s? (Most if not all are owned by their operators.)


They are paid for and do the job they need to do.

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by tb727
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA 2198 02-17 0308Z TOGA DFW 17L
Replies: 11
Views: 2092

Re: AA 2198 02-17 0308Z TOGA DFW 17L

Hi, I just experienced the scariest go-around I've ever experienced. Local controller issued TOGO, but to maintain 3000 on the localizer. This is obviously a difficult situation, considering we were at around 2500. Takeoff power for about 5 seconds, then idle. Then alternating high thrust and idle ...

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by tb727
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95850

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Would be great to see NK give DTW-ANC a try. I think even Spirit knows that what would be 6+ hours aboard their aircraft would push the bounds of sanity. At nearly 3,000 miles, DTW-ANC would be NK's longest route by quite a margin (FLL-LIM is 2,627 miles). People go to Alaska for what is often high...

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by tb727
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta/Compass E175 makes emergency landing due to severe turbulence
Replies: 21
Views: 4732

Re: Delta/Compass E175 makes emergency landing due to severe turbulence

Wowza, looking at the winds aloft there is quite the jetstream coming in over Northern CA. Over 150 knots in the mid 30's all the way to the Front Range. Lots of opportunity for some mountain wave.

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by tb727
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lufthansa 747-8, Premium Economy FRA-JFK
Replies: 19
Views: 14417

Re: Lufthansa 747-8, Premium Economy FRA-JFK

Cointrin330 wrote:
Why were passengers reminded to review the safety card just prior to landing? That is unsettling.


I was just on a Delta flight last week and they did the same thing. First time I've seen that.

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by tb727
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash-8 Q400 Cargo Door Safe Working Wind Limit Ground Ops
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: Dash-8 Q400 Cargo Door Safe Working Wind Limit Ground Ops

You'd have to find it in the limitations section of the COM or AOM.

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by tb727
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Flt 720 (B727-200) nosegear collapse on landing at TCL
Replies: 13
Views: 4912

Re: Kalitta Flt 720 (B727-200) nosegear collapse on landing at TCL

looks like N724CK, 49 years of age https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/1090144453908664320 It wasn't 724, it was N720CK. Former RAM a/c. 724 landed an hour or so ahead of it. LRD is for customs, TCL is for Mercedes-Benz. TCL-QRO is probably empty. All correct. I'd imagine they might fix it or it c...

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by tb727
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations
Replies: 72
Views: 5149

Re: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations

This is a recent example of someone doing something they shouldn't have been doing alone. A second pilot may have helped this situation in helping with some decision making or righting the ship before they flew into the lake. https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20161230X9174...

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by tb727
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest MSP Asian flights in the 1990’s
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Northwest MSP Asian flights in the 1990’s

Interesting. I was there on a layover a few weeks back and went to the Mall. A lot of travelers were there with their suitcases and recall a few Asian bag tags as well as European ones as well. It was the busiest I have ever seen that place too that night, a few days after Christmas. I remember when...

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by tb727
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11361

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

NKS892 from MCO just went to CLE and NKS782 from BWI is heading to PIT.

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by tb727
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice
Replies: 68
Views: 11361

Re: DTW Closed due to Snow and Ice

It's very slick out! I was wondering when they were going to pull the plug for a few hours, I slid down my driveway. Supposed to be in the low 40's by mid morning though.

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