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by ryanov
Sat May 11, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 393
Views: 72557

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

I’ve taken plenty of flights on the A320 longer than 2 hours. I don’t always recline, but I want the option when I want it. I use a laptop plenty and I can make it work fine even if the person in front of me reclines.

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by ryanov
Thu May 09, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 393
Views: 72557

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Recently read that Delta is limiting recline on the A320 fleet as a pilot program. Does anyone know if this already happened? Article indicates they should be about halfway through, I guess. https://www.businessinsider.com/delta-cutting-seat-recline-in-half-on-airbus-a320s-2019-4 I'm not planning to...

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by ryanov
Wed May 01, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 143
Views: 19184

Re: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Am I misunderstanding how you're getting this? I was very surprised to see only 1 MD-88 out of Newark. I am seeking to have all of my itineraries be MD-88 heavy until they are gone, so I've been looking at the schedule lately and that's my home airport. At the very least, 2389 and 807 are scheduled...

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by ryanov
Wed May 01, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 143
Views: 19184

Re: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

DL @ EWR CR7: 6 CR9: 11 717: 7 221: 3 M88: 1 M90: 5 739: 2 Total = 35 51.4 % mainline Am I misunderstanding how you're getting this? I was very surprised to see only 1 MD-88 out of Newark. I am seeking to have all of my itineraries be MD-88 heavy until they are gone, so I've been looking at the sch...

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by ryanov
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 393
Views: 72557

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

I wonder if anyone will get a photo. Must have been some collision.

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by ryanov
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31316

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

I was born in 1981. I have no problem with LCCs, though I personally choose not to take those flights. I'm not made of money, but I want to enjoy my travel. I don't fly on Norwegian and would prefer they didn't exist. Just because the stealing they do is legal doesn't make it right. Companies that m...

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by ryanov
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385675

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

DalDC9Bos wrote:
And yes, my suggestion of being, 'attacked', was exactly because of people like you. Respect the fact that we are all coming from different backgrounds, experiences, and point of views, but that we all share an interest in aviation.

Can I ask: are you a pilot? Of what?

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by ryanov
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385675

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Someone mentioned 'train wreck'. There actually is an appropriately relevant NTSB report not yet finished long after the Amtrak disaster near the Nisqually delta December 2017. Obviously the engineer failed to slow the train for a 30mph corner, and hit it at 79mph. Three people were killed (and not...

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by ryanov
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385675

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Is it time to ask about a cargo shift for the 547th time? Highly doubt it. Based on what people said the freight it was carrying is relatively light and even if there was a shift it’s nothing that a 767 couldn’t handle. Most shifts occur on takeoff and not mostly level flight. On top of that I thou...

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by ryanov
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385675

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Is it time to ask about a cargo shift for the 547th time?

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by ryanov
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385675

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

But I really don't get the butthurt about honest speculation, even including unlikely causes. Really, don't read the thread if you don't want to hear those things. I haven't read anything in this thread that says that they're sure x happened. People are guessing, exploring possibilities. There are ...

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by ryanov
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue Praises Cop Killer
Replies: 48
Views: 3790

Re: Jet Blue Praises Cop Killer

I began to worry when the current political side that is dominating the climate celebrated Black Lives Matter chanting to fry cops in bacon so this doesn't surprise in the least. I fly Delta so it will save me the boycott. If you are very concerned about people chanting to fry cops in bacon and are...

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by ryanov
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue Praises Cop Killer
Replies: 48
Views: 3790

Re: Jet Blue Praises Cop Killer

I don't think this forum is the place for an argument about this subject, but calling her a "cop killer" is not exactly accurate -- it's literally in the first sentence of the Wikipedia article: "Shakur... was convicted (under New Jersey's "aiding and abetting" statute).&quo...

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by ryanov
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385675

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

You have the right to discuss whatever you want. It’s a free country. But as a former 767 Captain and a professional airline pilot for over 25 years, the suggestion that one of the three men who died a tragic death caused the crash intentionally is going to cause me, and many of us in the community...

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by ryanov
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385675

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Alaska 261 comes to mind. That was a jackscrew failure in a system that has a different design. Good point, but not applicable to the 767. It really is not a good point, unless you're going to start saying "X comes to mind" and list every crash where some plane went into water. It's not e...

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by ryanov
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385675

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Re: "pilots are trained," yes, all sorts of professions are trained for all sorts of things and then don't always do what they are trained to do. There have been many aircraft accidents that could have been prevented by preexisting training. Humans are human.

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by ryanov
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385675

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

There are 6 things that bring down an aircraft in this manner: ... 3- stall but it would have had to have been a deep stall (think Airfrance) to be unrecoverable. A deep stall is all but impossible on a conventional tail aircraft (and therefore did not happen to the Air France flight either). The p...

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by ryanov
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385675

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

People learn from discussion. Why even post the topic if we can’t discuss our thoughts, no matter how uneducated they may be? Frankly, some of the best threads have been those where a tragedy like this is discussed and hashed out in a respectful manner. I’ve learned so much from those threads. It r...

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by ryanov
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 26005

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I don't know that people don't have much of a choice, but if you're right, this move is clearly not related to the passenger experience. I live in BNA, where some or all DL flights throughout the day to BOS, LGA, DTW, MSP, and SLC are operated by regional jet-flying Connection partners. Departing B...

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by ryanov
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9289

Re: Large airports without rail links

People keep listing airports with perfectly adequate rail transit. BOS has the blue line, which is a short shuttle bus from the terminals, or the Silver Line (BRT) right from the terminal, mostly grade separated into Boston South Station. FLL has a train station, but does require a shuttle bus ride....

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by ryanov
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big Bang actress rants about United
Replies: 62
Views: 15891

Re: Big Bang actress rants about United

I'm quite sure it's possible on a full flight to have your seat given away at the 15 minute mark and for people to be boarded after you arrive.

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by ryanov
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 26005

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I don't know that people don't have much of a choice, but if you're right, this move is clearly not related to the passenger experience.

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by ryanov
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 26005

Re: United orders 50 CRJ-550s, announces increased premium seating

nomorerjs wrote:
If DL did this out of ATL, BOS, DTW, LAX, and LGA it would be an ingenious game changer!

To replace what?

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by ryanov
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 26005

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I don’t know, maybe it is just me but I find the employees at the regional carriers to be much nicer and friendlier than their mainline counterparts. I flew into MDT a few months ago on the last flight on The pilots helped passengers to identify their cabin checked bags on the jetway by holding the...

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by ryanov
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 26005

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

Still outsourced flying, when I can go basically wherever I need on a mainline jet on Delta. The unpleasantness of the planes themselves is only part of the reason I don’t fly on regional airlines, unless it’s an emergency.

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by ryanov
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757-200 ETOPS Replacement?
Replies: 46
Views: 8417

Re: Delta 757-200 ETOPS Replacement?

Not sure what that poster is talking about when he says that Delta doesn’t fly widebodies on JFK – SFO. I flew both ways on the 763 just a year and change ago, and you can still do it today.

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by ryanov
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters
Replies: 35
Views: 13179

Re: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters

Sorry. I interpreted your question as if their was a technical implementation to prevent conflicting instructions being issued. It was my question and you answered it correctly — not sure what the other guy was getting at. Didn’t necessarily need to be technical though, as in maybe TCAS uses predic...

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by ryanov
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters
Replies: 35
Views: 13179

Re: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters

I know that this is why TCAS takes precedence, but is there anything that prevents ATC and TCAS from issuing conflicting instructions? I suppose what's supposed to happen generally is that the conflict is supposed to be dealt with before an RA is necessary?

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by ryanov
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 16837

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

I do that all the time when travelling with a partner, and I'm not even close to a POS. It increases the chances of having an empty middle seat which is nice regardless of your size. If the middle seat does get booked that person is always happy to move to one of either sides so you still get to si...

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by ryanov
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9045

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

UNITED found out just the other day in Goose Bay, eh?

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by ryanov
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Delta Got The Moon Shot: Dynamic creativity, perfect timing, flawless execution (Video)
Replies: 28
Views: 5713

Re: How Delta Got The Moon Shot: Dynamic creativity, perfect timing, flawless execution (Video)

I am thankful that there is someone putting this sort of art into the world, paying good money for it. Also happy as a customer to have some of my ticket money going towards things that make the world a little bit more interesting. To the fellow who is smug about presumably working for himself, I ha...

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by ryanov
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations
Replies: 75
Views: 28237

Re: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations

I believe the M90's were also pulled from LGA due to the RNAV requirement. I have not seen any evidence of that, but I avoid LGA anyway, so I don't know. The pilot in the podcast I posted flies both and specifically said that he will still be flying to LGA on MD-90 flights. That may have changed si...

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by ryanov
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Delta’s 747 fleet
Replies: 27
Views: 6504

Re: Fate of Delta’s 747 fleet

PR-GOV in that scrapping photo is also now a "Delta" plane (N322GL), but used for parts.

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by ryanov
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations
Replies: 75
Views: 28237

Re: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations

I'm thinking it will be mostly MD-88's subbing since that fleet has the most slack. Delta doesn't have any crew bases for MD-88s in NYC anymore, and they made a very public statement saying those planes will no longer fly in and out of NYC Airports. Eh? I'm booked on an ATL-EWR flight in a couple w...

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by ryanov
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]
Replies: 69
Views: 9804

Re: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]

Currently sitting on the taxiway in ATL going to NAS...the wait to takeoff is going to be longer than the actual flight. I get the frustration on the staffers part...but when their actions impact the lives of millions of travelers each day, there needs to be some accountability. Edit: and before th...

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by ryanov
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19
Replies: 94
Views: 19431

Re: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19

My only question was why this seems to sometimes routinely take so long -- was hoping someone who was familiar with the industry might know some regular timeframes, etc. It seems to happen to most airlines eventually, except those that don't operate past anywhere remote. If the answer really is that...

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by ryanov
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire in Upper Deck Economy Cabin BA208 Sunday 20th Jan
Replies: 27
Views: 8037

Re: Fire in Upper Deck Economy Cabin BA208 Sunday 20th Jan

It wasn't that long ago that airlines were making the "Galaxy Note 7" announcement on every flight. At that time, I believe most airlines came up with a protocol or even container to put out such a fire. At any rate, by now, they're certainly able to deal with a small battery fire without ...

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by ryanov
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594182

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Of course they can't release it right away -- they have to hire the actors to fabricate 124 minutes of audio, right? That's got to take time.

(just trying to add some levity to the absurdity -- I absolutely do not think that's what's happening)

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by ryanov
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19
Replies: 94
Views: 19431

Re: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19

I'd be interested to know, from an insider standpoint, is if there some valid reason these things routinely seem to take so long? I know a possible answer is simply economic, but I'm curious if there's more. I was scheduled to be on a Delta flight in 2006 out of GCM to ATL when the airplane broke --...

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by ryanov
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594182

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Lionair however continues to look worse and worse as more information becomes available. Max's aren't falling out of the sky and other operators don't seem to be having issues. To be fair, at present, neither is LionAir. This hasn't happened frequently at any airline. Kudos on the rest of your post...

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by ryanov
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 15423

Re: Why is SQ flying to EWR and not JFK?

LaGuardia objectively sucks. The only transit option is the bus, and it’s terribly overcrowded and gets stuck in traffic. The bus from Newark Airport virtually never hits traffic, and there’s good rail service at the airport or Newark Penn to both midtown and lower Manhattan. If New York prefers no...

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by ryanov
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594182

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Other than explaining it from a human psychology standpoint, I can't for the life of me understand why people who clearly don't know what they are talking about keep trying to make such definitive statements. If you don't know the difference between a circuit breaker and a cutout switch by page 55 o...

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by ryanov
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 15423

Re: Why is SQ flying to EWR and not JFK?

Slot availability? Also, EWR is closer to Manhattan. Oh, puhleeze! As a Manhattanite, EWR is a royal, and expensive pain to get home from. If you mean by car, certainly. I can't understand why anyone would do that except in the middle of the night or if they are not able to handle luggage on a the ...

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by ryanov
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 15423

Re: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?

The bus from EWR rarely hits that kind of traffic?? are you kidding me? you can count how many times all 3 Hudson river crossings are clear in a year's time all on one hand. I drive to and from EWR to JFK in a truck daily, and you are hard pressed to cross the GW bridge without a glitch on a daily ...

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by ryanov
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 15423

Re: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?

Lots of people use transit to get to and from all three airports. Frankly, a taxi ride to anywhere that takes you through the actual city of NY is a great way to spend a lot of money going someplace very slowly. I don’t do that even when traveling on business if there’s an alternative.

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by ryanov
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shutdown disruption on Aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6263

Re: Shutdown disruption on Aviation

How does making more people essential help? More people that will have to work without pay?

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by ryanov
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 15423

Re: Why is SQ flying to EWR and not JFK?

LaGuardia objectively sucks. The only transit option is the bus, and it’s terribly overcrowded and gets stuck in traffic. The bus from Newark Airport virtually never hits traffic, and there’s good rail service at the airport or Newark Penn to both midtown and lower Manhattan. If New York prefers not...

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by ryanov
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 28042

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

DL and B6, the two airlines I fly most often (though it’s probably 95%/5%), are roughly equivalent in customer service. Someone brought up where they differ the most earlier in the thread: they don’t have any flights (in comparison) and thus can’t reroute you themselves, and won’t put you on a diffe...

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by ryanov
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594182

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Someone already posted the “calibration” of AoA sensors is not a thing. Do folks read these posts or just come to make the occasional speech?

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by ryanov
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 37527

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

It would seem to me that Christmas Spirit would involve being good to employees, not hurting them. Maybe I haven't seen A Christmas Carol recently enough.

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