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by ericalexandre76
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4724

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

Might you have been surprised to discover that the fighter pilot in question is female? Nope, not at all. Or why did you feel the need to highlight this incidental part of the story? Because the story itself did highlight this incidental part of the story. Any more ax grinding to do, or did we grin...

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by ericalexandre76
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4724

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

What is incidental about the pilot being female? It's incidental to the story. You did not answer the question, and why highlight this incidental aspect? Might you have been surprised to discover that the fighter pilot in question is female? Or why did you feel the need to highlight this incidental...

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by ericalexandre76
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4724

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

Cool article from a fighter pilot who was prepared to ram the incoming 757 that crashed when passengers overwhelmed the hijackers: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/f-16-pilot-was-ready-to-give-her-life-on-sept-11/2015/09/06/7c8cddbc-d8ce-11e0-9dca-a4d231dfde50_story.html Incidentally she is fem...

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by ericalexandre76
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11651

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

Smart business decision by airlines to pay Skytrax if that is actually how this list is generated, the revenue generated by flyers who make their airline choices aided by this list probably surpasses whatever fee the airlines paid to Skytrax. And it is always entertaining to see people on here deni...

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by ericalexandre76
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19
Replies: 23
Views: 4324

Re: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19

out of curiosity, what made you look at this particular flight path?

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by ericalexandre76
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11651

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

Smart business decision by airlines to pay Skytrax if that is actually how this list is generated, the revenue generated by flyers who make their airline choices aided by this list probably surpasses whatever fee the airlines paid to Skytrax. And it is always entertaining to see people on here denig...

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by ericalexandre76
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A346 serious close call at UIO
Replies: 26
Views: 9956

Re: IB A346 serious close call at UIO

It looks like they were coming it at 200 knots! This landing was aborted way too late. When you're a few degrees pitch down when crossing the threshold, things can only go downhill from there. While you assert things can only go downhill from there it would appear things didn't go downhill from the...

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by ericalexandre76
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12109

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

So air service isn't to serve places that are worth visiting? Strange! I do realize there is the business and government aspect behind air service, but tourism is also one of the components behind providing air service or why are there flights to the Seychelles for example? Indeed, air service is f...

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by ericalexandre76
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12109

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

This whole discussion about whether Brussels is worth visiting is hardly relevant for air service. What matters is the number of tourists actually visiting: Amsterdam ranks 13th worldwide while Brussels doesn't make the top 30. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/thirty-most-visited-cities-world-a...

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by ericalexandre76
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12109

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Regarding tourism in Brussels, I'm surprised nobody has yet mentioned the most famous statue in the entire city: Manneken Pis (the urinating boy). It's only a little statue, but very famous. Now this is something that attracts tourists from around the world. And there is the female counterpart, Jan...

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by ericalexandre76
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12109

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Comparing Heineken to the over 400 Belgian beers to be enjoyed? Though I am sure there are more Dutch beers, but still. What Dutch chocolates can you name? Godiva, Neuhaus, Corne Port Royal, Cote D'Or are all Belgian (and found in the Netherlands) Amsterdam can keep its brothels, a far cry from wha...

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by ericalexandre76
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12109

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Benelux is served well via the hub at AMS. At BRU you ride the train to get to the hub. BRU is available and has been tried. It is not "under-served," so this thread has a false premise. BRU was unable to justify more service because the demand to and from the US is poor. BRU is, as other...

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by ericalexandre76
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12109

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

727200 wrote:
Besides NATO, there isn't much else going for it.


Such an uneducated comment that shows your apparent contempt for what is a wonderful little country, but thanks for contributing nothing of value to the thread.

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by ericalexandre76
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12109

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Atlwarrior wrote:
I’m guessing Sabena extinction has something to do with it. I used to love to see the aircraft in Atlanta.


You do realize that SN Brussels Airlines was born from SABENA's demise no? Granted it is about half the size.

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by ericalexandre76
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12109

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Interesting, but AMS has chocolate, beer, brothels, "coffee houses", and a DL+KLM hub... Comparing Heineken to the over 400 Belgian beers to be enjoyed? Though I am sure there are more Dutch beers, but still. What Dutch chocolates can you name? Godiva, Neuhaus, Corne Port Royal, Cote D'Or...

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by ericalexandre76
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12109

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Benelux is served well via the hub at AMS. At BRU you ride the train to get to the hub. BRU is available and has been tried. It is not "under-served," so this thread has a false premise. BRU was unable to justify more service because the demand to and from the US is poor. BRU is, as other...

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by ericalexandre76
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12109

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Mainly because it's in Belgium.... What's your point? Belgium is small, has very little economic power and the only thing Brussels has going for itself is the EU apparatchiks who live there, which does not translate into a lot of transatlantic passenger traffic, especially to destinations without p...

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by ericalexandre76
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12109

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

None of this is true. Belgium is a real country, it may be split up in two regions and speak different languages, but in the end the Belgians all feel the same, they feel Belgian. Look at what happened during the world championship, where Belgium actually ended up getting pretty far. Half the team ...

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by ericalexandre76
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12109

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Other things that make Belgium famous are it's chocolate and it's huge variety of beers. Interesting, but AMS has chocolate, beer, brothels, "coffee houses", and a DL+KLM hub... Comparing Heineken to the over 400 Belgian beers to be enjoyed? Though I am sure there are more Dutch beers, bu...

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by ericalexandre76
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area
Replies: 56
Views: 4661

Re: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area

May emerge? Wishful thinking probably, a combined 280,000 people warrants its own airport with 4 airports not too distant already (IAD, DCA, BWI, RIC). Driving 95 in either direction might not be ideal but I think other than personal service most people will have to use one of the 4 airports for the...

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by ericalexandre76
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2785

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world? by VSMUT » 10 Apr 2018 20:11 Sure there is, just take the train. Or car. Or boat. Amtrak only allows small pets on trains, not sure how easy train travels is with pets in other parts of the world. Pretty sure bus companies only all...

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by ericalexandre76
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2785

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

Yes, seriously. It's a dog (or cat, rabbit, snake or something else), not a family member. Not 2 days will go before your "beloved family member" will have settled completely in with its new family. It won't even take that long for you to find a new "beloved family member" and f...

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by ericalexandre76
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 9567

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

Europeans go to Thailand because there usually are direct non-stop flights from most major European cities to Bangkok. If Honolulu had direct non-stop flights to European cities, while the distance is still a bit longer, perhaps there would be more Europeans willing to fly to Hawaii. And the busines...

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by ericalexandre76
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-SFO Red Eye
Replies: 31
Views: 8200

Re: BOS-SFO Red Eye

One advantage of the westbound red-eye is for the tourist returning home and not having to pay for a hotel room just to catch an early morning flight, just spend that night in the plane and arrive home early and save on hotel costs.

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by ericalexandre76
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends flights to Venezuela
Replies: 84
Views: 9583

Re: Avianca suspends flights to Venezuela

WWads wrote: MalevTU134 wrote: WWads wrote: DL will probably be next. I have to wonder if AA might go too, despite their ability to forgo a RON. If I'm a DL pilot, there's no way I'm overnighting in CCS. I'm surprised that the ALPA hasn't filed a formal protest. The bottom will fall out when an air...

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by ericalexandre76
Fri May 26, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL acquire the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 149
Views: 35745

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?  by MartijnNL » 26 May 2017 14:47 ericalexandre76 wrote: I thought the poster had done some good research to back up his point and generate discussion. Guess what? He didn't. The used sources are not reliable. Fair enough, but seeing th...

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by ericalexandre76
Fri May 26, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL acquire the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 149
Views: 35745

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?  by scbriml » 26 May 2017 06:20 Makes you wonder how Airbus managed to sell over 1,600 A330s and A350s since the "obviously superior" 787 was available. :scratchchin: DL must be so stupid. :wink2: This response added what to t...

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by ericalexandre76
Tue May 23, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL 193 DTW-ICN Diverts back to DTW Yesterday
Replies: 53
Views: 8186

Re: DAL 193 DTW-ICN Diverts back to DTW Yesterday

Re: DAL 193 DTW-ICN Diverts back to DTW Yesterday  by DTWLUVER » 23 May 2017 14:44 Please tell me DL you are not skimping on maintenance here ? The 747 needs to be 100 percent until its retirement ferry flight. You got lives at stake here DL in the air and on the ground ! You should contact NTSB a...

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by ericalexandre76
Fri May 05, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 19295

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

You can't book a $100 ticket and fly on a plane to half way around the world just because you went through security.


But that does not make it a security risk, as long as one clears security boarding the wrong flight does not make it less secure, or does it?

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by ericalexandre76
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12744

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

So how many flights between Houston and Liberia and one possibly had en engine issue and still landed safely? And for the record that is not transcontinental, I thought you were only opposed to flying between continents on anything less than 3 engines?

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by ericalexandre76
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: BRU to help out spotters
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

BRU to help out spotters

http://www.lesoir.be/1440836/article/ac ... ver-avions
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It would appear BRU wants to be more welcoming to spotters, good to know for next time I visit. Plans are to have two spotter sites on either end of runway 01/19.

http://www.lesoir.be/1440836/article/ac ... ver-avions

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