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by kimimm19
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2584
Views: 362609

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

We will need lockdown again due to the anti vaxxers and anti maskers. Lockdowns are a great method to help slow COVID infections. We are seeing decreases in air travel after the holidays due to the new variant. Glad to see people choosing facts over fear and using lockdowns as a tool to slow the sp...

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by kimimm19
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Delta A350 from Boston
Replies: 7
Views: 5695

Re: First Delta A350 from Boston

Economy seemed cramped compared to other Delta economy seats, maybe its just me . It’s not you. Several airlines use the same seats in Y on the A350. Claimed seat width on websites vary widely. I agree that it's not just you. Really the only blemish on an otherwise awesome ride. Try the premium sel...

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by kimimm19
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "CO2 Emissions Would Fall 34% If Every Fleet Was As Young As Wizz Air’s"
Replies: 61
Views: 6146

Re: "CO2 Emissions Would Fall 34% If Every Fleet Was As Young As Wizz Air’s"

New aircraft are always more efficient and hence cleaner. Aviation is a false worry in the grand scope of things its too small. And if China doesn't have to comply anything the US & Europe does is meaningless. Agreed. It's like when people want to make everyone go vegan because of cow farts. Th...

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by kimimm19
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine
Replies: 104
Views: 9001

Re: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine

Maybe she saw the new CDC data that shows that 95% of hospitalisations from COVID in the US are people who had 1 or more preexisting health conditions. This is data from the CDC... and funny this is the third most prevalent condition of death is Anxiety. I'm not joking, look for yourselves. https://...

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by kimimm19
Sun Jun 27, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff
Replies: 62
Views: 7659

Re: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff

For a virus with a 98% survival rate and with the average age of Covid death being 82, it's understandable why a young healthy individual would not want to take a risk of getting this vaccine with less than desirable reported side effects. With all the data that is available now, it is clear that t...

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by kimimm19
Sun Jun 27, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff
Replies: 62
Views: 7659

Re: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff

Check that survival rate again. In the US there are about 12,000 new cases per day and about 300 deaths. My math says about 97.5% survival. That’s not very precise because rates are changing and deaths lag infection by a few weeks, but close enough. While good enough numbers, I care more about long...

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by kimimm19
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2584
Views: 362609

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I love how the media is having a field day with fear mongering headlines of the TSA numbers about “OMG look how many people traveled over Christmas. It was a record and it’s a super spreader event.” We are at the point now where we have two camps. Those that are comfortable traveling and those that...

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by kimimm19
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7817

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

Better to be safe than sorry at the beginning of a pandemic, when things really aren't known. Not eight months into it when there are many things we do know like the case fatality rate, who it actually kills, and how a country like Sweden that had minimal measures in place and now is essentially ba...

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by kimimm19
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7817

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

Easy to say, when you're not the one on the ventilator... Yeah, it is. Also when you know the facts and can see through the hysteria and things that are touted as science. Because you know better than the people emerging in fields that make professional sports seem like it lacks competition? If you...

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by kimimm19
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7817

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

The emotionalism in your post is just as telling as the over sanitised world we live in today. People die, especially the unhealthy. You can't stop nature. Easy to say, when you're not the one on the ventilator... Yeah, it is. Also when you know the facts and can see through the hysteria and things...

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by kimimm19
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7817

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

Again, if you want to wear a mask, shield, a full alien suit, go for it. I have no issue with you doing what you feel you need to do, but you do you and I'll do me. I don't make fun of you (pro-maskers) so the personal attacks on those who don't choose to wear one and realize how extremely small th...

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by kimimm19
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 53234

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Swiss is getting the A350, not the 787. The 40 aircraft ordered are intended for SWISS and Austrian, and the A350 is too much airplane for the Vienna hub. Internally at SWISS, it's confirmed that a new business class and reduced first class (4 seats) is on the way. The F models being worked on don'...

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by kimimm19
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 3373

Re: Austrian Airlines CEO: These planes (767/777) no longer have a future

It would be a crime if OS didn't receive the 787 soon. In comparison, LH and LX don't need them. They all need them. Austrian is the weakest of the 3, and will certainly have problems filling the 787 profitably. Better to focus them at Lufthansa. In any case, deliveries are still 2 years away. LX m...

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by kimimm19
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 3373

Re: Austrian Airlines CEO: These planes (767/777) no longer have a future

It would be a crime if OS didn't receive the 787 soon.

In comparison, LH and LX don't need them.

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by kimimm19
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2584
Views: 362609

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

A sizable amount of demand is suppressed right now not because of fear of Covid on an airplane, its because the reasons for travel isn’t there. Border closures, governmental restrictions, corporate travel bans, mandatory WFH/WFA, all large scale events cancelled, etc. It’s not just irrational fear,...

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by kimimm19
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?
Replies: 47
Views: 5281

Re: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?

Is any source providing news really completely factual? Hint: no, there is always a spin or motive behind it. (you learn this in journalism in the first week). Where did you get your journalism degree? And that big pile of cynicism? There are plenty of objective facts in the world that can be repor...

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by kimimm19
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?
Replies: 47
Views: 5281

Re: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?

Is any source providing news really completely factual?

Hint: no, there is always a spin or motive behind it. (you learn this in journalism in the first week).

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by kimimm19
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels
Replies: 18
Views: 8879

Re: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels

What's more amazing is my skirt stayed in place.

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by kimimm19
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 86193

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

WIth all this talk concerning the a343 at LH, I wonder what will happen to the ones at LX... Swiss CEO Thomas Klühr seems pretty confident with the A340-300 for at least a few years to come, describing it as "the ideal plane" to operate. Article in German, Apr2020: https://www.aerotelegra...

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by kimimm19
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 86193

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

WIth all this talk concerning the a343 at LH, I wonder what will happen to the ones at LX...

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by kimimm19
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?
Replies: 28
Views: 9277

Re: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?

There are a few distinct noises to the A220.

The first one is as people are saying on spool up which I've heard be called the 'Vulcan howl'.

The second is on approach sometimes which has a kind of whaling sound which I believe is either the RAM (I think it's called) turbine or the hydraulic system.

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by kimimm19
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 108
Views: 19085

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Makes sense. I recall last year, Vasu Raja mentioned that something like 50 percent of AA LHR traffic flowed beyond on BA so doing it under a single roof it a big customer benefit once things start returning to some normalcy. Yet, BA can't even operate all of its flights out of T5... BA like all ai...

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by kimimm19
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 108
Views: 19085

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Yet, BA can't even operate all of its flights out of T5...

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by kimimm19
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1547
Views: 159900

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Per this link, DL is paying $7.3 million per year to maintain each 777 (on average): https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN23P0JK No wonder DL is removing the type. Lightsaber Is there a comparison available? Say in relation to similarly sized aircraft like the 787, a30, or a350? If one is ...

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by kimimm19
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1547
Views: 159900

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN23P0JK

No wonder DL is removing the type.
Lightsaber


Is there a comparison available? Say in relation to similarly sized aircraft like the 787, a30, or a350?
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lightsaber wrote:
Per this link, DL is paying $7.3 million per year to maintain each 777 (on average):
https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN23P0JK

No wonder DL is removing the type.
Lightsaber


Is there a comparison available? Say in relation to similarly sized aircraft like the 787, a30, or a350?

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by kimimm19
Mon May 25, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will The 777X Beat its Efficiency Goals
Replies: 43
Views: 4920

Re: Will The 777X Beat its Efficiency Goals

I realise it's early, but wouldn't Boeing be shouting as loudly as they could if it were beating targets?

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by kimimm19
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "
Replies: 79
Views: 11946

Re: Motormouth MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "

Now some 777s (I know, FR doesn't have any, heh) have no personal vents. I was on one of those around xmas time, and it felt like there was no airflow at all in the cabin. That may be an issue.. Many new widebodies don't come with personal vents. It's an optional extra so you may find them on some,...

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by kimimm19
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 140219

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

micstatic wrote:
the less 737's of any kind the better. That's my vote


seconded.

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by kimimm19
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!
Replies: 18
Views: 9315

Re: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!

Yes, the fact that BA have not discounted their prices for premium classes when there is no premium services (not entirely their fault but still) is pretty ridiculous. Sure they're losing money quite a lot, but this is the time where they could reward people for actually still booking with them (as...

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by kimimm19
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!
Replies: 18
Views: 9315

Re: British Airways Club World on the 777 from London to Sydney is not the same during a pandemic!

Yes, the fact that BA have not discounted their prices for premium classes when there is no premium services (not entirely their fault but still) is pretty ridiculous. Sure they're losing money quite a lot, but this is the time where they could reward people for actually still booking with them (as ...

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by kimimm19
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 349710

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Here's an interesting thought...and I'm US-based, so I apologize that it will be US-centric. What about a temporary restriction allowing carriers to operate just one rotation on their daily schedule. In other words, if a carrier has 10 flights AUS-DFW, reduce that to 1 daily flight (gauged to accom...

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by kimimm19
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 29364

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

This seems so much like dejavue... With 9/11, the airlines too cut back their inflight service drastically and have slowly been ramping it back up over the past five years or so (generally DL driven I think) to the point before all this that I saw a trip report about a DL flight from JFK-LAX and the...

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by kimimm19
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 349710

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

The Swiss government have allegedly refused to bail out Swiss, on the grounds it's a German owned carrier. They argue Swiss have made billions over the years which, instead of being used to bolster the airline, have been funnelled to Germany and spent propping up other loss making entities in the c...

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by kimimm19
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 349710

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Surely, airlines right now, along with other businesses that are/will suffer are hoping for this infection curve of how the virus goes through a population to actually rise higher in order for it to be over more quickly. Of course this is what causes problems for the health care systems around the w...

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by kimimm19
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any possibility of an AF-KLM breakup?
Replies: 30
Views: 4147

Re: Is there any possibility of an AF-KLM breakup?

One can hope but ultimately, I think there is space for both airlines to coexist as with the others when overcapacity that we've been seeing is reduced after this hysteria blows over.

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by kimimm19
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 349710

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Can anyone list the approved gateway airports into the US from today on please?

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by kimimm19
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 63527

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Maybe if they come out of this, they will learn from what put them there in the first place.

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by kimimm19
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 15079

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

The 2-5-2 configuration is far superior in comfort to 3-3-3. For starters, couples and pairs can have an aisle and a window without an odd person next to them. And you don't have to clamber over two people from the window to get out into the aisle. Sure the middle most seat in the five isn't great, ...

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by kimimm19
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 53234

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Does anyone else recognise the immense irony?

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by kimimm19
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 189836

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Does anyone think the airlines might prices to try and stimulate business from those who will still fly? Or is it more likely to go the other way and airlines will try and compensate for losses by hiking prices as the craze spreads to Europe and NA? If you try to do dummy booking for various destin...

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by kimimm19
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 189836

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Does anyone think the airlines might prices to try and stimulate business from those who will still fly? Or is it more likely to go the other way and airlines will try and compensate for losses by hiking prices as the craze spreads to Europe and NA?

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by kimimm19
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 135
Views: 20473

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

The only two loud things about the a220 are the hydraulics (particularly on landing) and the spool up.

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by kimimm19
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline
Replies: 57
Views: 10469

Re: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline

I thought SAS shorthaul was already low cost....

It's the model BA adopted.

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by kimimm19
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 66891

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

I wouldn’t be surprised if this order turned out to be Austrian. A330’s already in the fleet and 767’s due for replacement soon. LH already ordered some 787-9s for OS a few months back. Though I hope that the LH Group will order some A330neos at some point... That's a bit too fast. They ordered 20 ...

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by kimimm19
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 68620

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

You are correct that these are chronically this way. I would prefer a 787 and a later flight because of getting into LHR at 7am is difficult when you don't live in London but I've only seen a handful of times recently where the prices were similar and that was during the promotional sale around bla...

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by kimimm19
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 68620

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

I was idly thinking of a flight from PHX to LHR and took a look at prices. I was surprised to see that for non stop flights the AA flight is half the price of a BA flight. $671 versus $1276. I've checked twice again over the past few days, and the answer is always just about the same. From past exp...

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by kimimm19
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 17423

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

Good for you. What about not similar sized seats - which will certainly be the case. Examples: Widerøe E190-E2: Seat width 18" / Seat pitch 31" / 2+2 config AirBaltic A220-300: Seat width 18,5" / Seat pitch 32" / 2+3 config In addition to that, the A220 cabin is way more spaciou...

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by kimimm19
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No ID check on (German) domestic flights
Replies: 77
Views: 6871

Re: No ID check on (German) domestic flights

And how exactly does that make the US better? Last I checked, US travellers can show a plethora of ID cards, including easily faked ones. And shoes off, really? How does that improve anything? European ID cards can be faked as well. And it's still better than checking nothing i think you assume a p...

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by kimimm19
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No ID check on (German) domestic flights
Replies: 77
Views: 6871

Re: No ID check on (German) domestic flights

One of two things that the US does a bit better than other parts of the world. They check IDs before security and you need to take your shoes off unless you pay for the privilege of lesser security because of a ten minute interview. And how exactly does that make the US better? Last I checked, US t...

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by kimimm19
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No ID check on (German) domestic flights
Replies: 77
Views: 6871

Re: No ID check on (German) domestic flights

One of two things that the US does a bit better than other parts of the world.

They check IDs before security and you need to take your shoes off unless you pay for the privilege of lesser security because of a ten minute interview.

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