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by washingtonflyer
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding
Replies: 21
Views: 1798

AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding

Many of you have heard that AA's corporate security department went nuclear on certain AAdvantage members who were using affiliated credit cards (Citibank) to earn milions of frequent flier miles and immediately cash in those miles for award tickets. A goodly number of AAdvantage accounts were close...

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3259

Re: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?

Turn on KTLA or KCAL news: they will all refer to it as John Wayne. ............................ Officials on Monday identified five people killed after the small plane they were on the day before crashed in a Santa Ana parking lot. Authorities said the Cessna 414 aircraft—registered to a San Franci...

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 495
Views: 33083

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

The Biden vs Hillary polling https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/06/biden-leads-trump-polls-clinton-2016.html I tend to agree with this. This is 2020, this is not 2016. The name "Clinton" was like fingernails on a chalkboard to a LOT of people - not just conservative republicans. The...

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34347

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Whatever happened with this lawsuit? I assume Delta settled out of court or backed off but I have no idea. Most likely Delta using "Flagship" modifying aircraft type "A350" and not an implied "international service" greatly weakens American's case. Nice assumptions, bu...

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1458
Views: 207708

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Ive been flying the same route every week for the past three weeks: DCA-PHL-MKE MKE-ORD-DCA. It has been more crowded each week. PHL-MKE has basically been 100% full last two trips.

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182290

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Back up a few posts.

321L is the legacy US 321; 321T is the special config premium market 321; 321S is the standard AA 321. What is the 321Q the 321 NEO? Just got booked onto one of those for next month.

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by washingtonflyer
Sat May 09, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55091

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

I've been grounded since March 2, but now have two trips definitely on the books: SNA in August (well off), and MKE in 2 weeks. The big trip for a client is likely going to be in July when I have to travel to, yes, China..... Finding routings to where I am going on 1W carriers has been a challenge.

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 829
Views: 169658

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Can we have a stoning of the last CR2 to be removed from service?

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air fleet reduction
Replies: 17
Views: 3232

Re: Atlas Air fleet reduction

Talked to a friend who is a senior exec at UPS and the bottom on this one is not visible. This could get very, very bad. FedEx is parking jets and UPS may indeed follow suit.

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 10855

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

Gotta love this twitter post:

"Can we have a ceremonial stoning of 35X?"

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134172

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I have to agree that an interesting aspect of this is going to be LAX. Controlling T4, T5, and T6 via 1W is a big deal and makes the joined group solidifed in terms of its LAX share - at about 17,500,000 passengers per year. While 30% share is not dominant at all, having three terminals allows for a...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134172

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I suppose this will mean the end of AS LAX-BOS. On the contrary. Such behavior would be anti-competitive and possibly lead DOT/DOJ to denying the codeshare agreement. In fact, I bet elements of the expanded/renewed codeshare will specifically state they must maintain competing presence in certain m...

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22305

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

If seats were not meant to recline, they wouldn't have those little quarter sized buttons that allowed the seat to recline. Where a seat doesn't recline, it doesn't recline (i.e., the first row of a two row exit row pair and the row in front of the exit row. Other than that, if your seat can recline...

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19764

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

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/brit ... index.html

Absolutely absurd flight time. Faster than going from the east coast USA to west coast.
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Its made CNN.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/brit ... index.html

Absolutely absurd flight time. Faster than going from the east coast USA to west coast.

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 10855

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

More silver line delays possible after new flaws found in concrete panels and in train control software. https://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/2020/01/new-details-on-silver-line-concrete-software-issues-that-could-contribute-to-opening-delay/ Surprise! Hello 2021! https://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-...

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane
Replies: 107
Views: 24017

Re: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane

Wont be anywhere in China any time soon....

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane
Replies: 107
Views: 24017

Re: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane

A direct flight from US to Thailand will eventually come back but probably not on an AA 789. TG had to use their 345 because flight times could reach close to 18 hours. The 789 can reach BKK unfortunately not with a viable payload. The TG flight was BKK-JFK, BKK-LAX would be trivial for any 789, bu...

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 10855

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

One thing to remember with DCA is that many slots (particularly AA’s slots) are limited to regional jets. That’s not a current constraint of the schedule, as there are far more RJs using regular slots than vice versa. True, but do remember that the FAA has defined "commuter" slots at DCA ...

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 10855

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

AA has basically said that the days of 50 seaters at DCA will end once the new pier is open. Can't wait to say goodbye to the CR2 knee crunchers! That will be the day. There are certain routes where a 68 or 72 seat E-175 will be a stretch. Dayton comes to mind immediately. Yeah, I agree with you th...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 10855

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

graham697 wrote:
AA has basically said that the days of 50 seaters at DCA will end once the new pier is open. Can't wait to say goodbye to the CR2 knee crunchers!



That will be the day. There are certain routes where a 68 or 72 seat E-175 will be a stretch. Dayton comes to mind immediately.

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 10855

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

https://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/20 ... ing-delay/
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More silver line delays possible after new flaws found in concrete panels and in train control software.

https://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/20 ... ing-delay/

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested
Replies: 35
Views: 10279

Re: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested

Im waiting for the comment which notes that the aircraft was a Boeing aircraft and that its 1) linked to the MAX crashes or 2) evidence of the decline of the safety culture at Boeing.

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

Anyone geolocate the latest CCTV video?

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by washingtonflyer
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56645

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Not going to disagree with you, but the ET crash wasn't really a controlled ditching.....They were having a brawl in the cockpit.

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13238

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

It's commuting time for the financial district area of the city. And people are commuting from the city to return to their homes in suburbia. Any city, small or large will have a crux of bodies at certain times of the day at certain locations. Go to Farragut North at 6PM or at 7PM and see what you ...

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13238

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

As someone who lives in DC, the only time it is crowded is the metro station just after a baseball or hockey game. Say what? I guess you've not been to Farragut North at 5:15 pm. It's commuting time for the financial district area of the city. And people are commuting from the city to return to the...

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13238

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

Per wikipedia (light?) rail will open sometime this year. Excellent traffic resistant ground transportation is absolutely needed for a first class airport. This must have been a factor in airlines moving there. Is that Silver Line indeed going to open this year? There are several issues that MWAA /...

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by washingtonflyer
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13238

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

For me is no surprise as Washington DC and surroundings are the among the most amazing regions I've visited in US. Plenty of history and indoor/outdoor activities without the crowds of NY, LA, Vegas, Chicago, etc I'd skip any other place in US (Except San Francisco, sorry) to visit DC again. Just l...

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

So, for comparison sake, how long was it before wreckage from PanAm 103 was removed? For more recent comparison, how about Colgan 3407?

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine 737

"But what about the US blah blah blah?" That's whataboutism. Is anything excused just because the US did x or y after IR655, etc? I don't think it should be about excuse of the incident happening. However I do feel that comparison to IR655 could be somehwat justified when looking at thing...

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by washingtonflyer
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine 737

I wonder what the viewpoint of the regime in Tehran would have been had there not been at least a dozen published videos showing a plane on fire in a downward trajectory, reports on twitter of two booms (the missile launches), and a video showing a successful ground-to-air intercept. There was plent...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

AirWorthy99 wrote:

Yes I agree, but what the poster said that the US is part of the blame to the tragedy because of the tensions.. which I disagree.


Yeah. that is a political discussion that I am not interested in getting into on the C.A. board.

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Why is the US party to this? this happened inside Iran, by Iranians. Why all of the sudden the US government has any fault on this? Come on folks lets be rational here, so if IR655 is was shot down by the US, the Iranian government is also culpable? Lets stop thinking the Iranian Gvt is innocent an...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

USA intelligence claims 2 missiles were launched. They independently verified the missile theory by detecting: - 2 missile launches at that time slot - tracking radar on for a short period in that time slot - intercepted iranian chatter over comms (later) that they were aware that they downed an ai...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

The fuel is almost like diesel. You can throw a lit match in to Diesel and it usually will not ignite. even stale petrol won't ignite with a lit match. I know, I experimented extensively as a child. This is a bit of a non-sequitur here, but I had always thought that Jet A/kerosene wa one of the mos...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13238

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

I wonder how much a factor freight is on flights by these non-US carriers to IAD? I would expect mail, express packages to US government agencies and, regional businesses in the Northern VA region might be a factor in profits or not to operate them. Probably a fair amount of mail traffic and inboun...

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by washingtonflyer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13238

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

For me is no surprise as Washington DC and surroundings are the among the most amazing regions I've visited in US. Plenty of history and indoor/outdoor activities without the crowds of NY, LA, Vegas, Chicago, etc I'd skip any other place in US (Except San Francisco, sorry) to visit DC again. Just l...

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

This would be advantageous if you were concerned about enemy forces geolocating a stationary radar source to take out. No kidding ... with only a few seconds of radar pulse, following by a launch, you can boogie on out to another physical location in next to no time, making any kind of reprisal dif...

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD89dfazy5o

Notice how quickly it goes quiet...
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Comparison of a missile launch when one is standing right but the launcher.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD89dfazy5o

Notice how quickly it goes quiet...

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Per CNN, Iran's IAB has stated they will go to BEA or TSB for assistance on the black boxes, due to damage. No great surprise there, considering the NTSB would be ruled out due to politics. Interesting. There was a pic much earlier which showed a group of people standing around one of the black box...

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://twitter.com/NarimanGharib/statu ... 6937928705


Where are the navigation lights / strobes on the 737????
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edu2703 wrote:
Alleged video of a missile hitting the aircraft. Can't confirm the authenticity

https://twitter.com/NarimanGharib/statu ... 6937928705


Where are the navigation lights / strobes on the 737????

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

So....lets put the 737 was hit by a US SAM / US drone / US ICBM / US bald eagle theory to bed.... We've seen thousands of parts: body parts, fuselage parts, wing parts, tail parts, photos, shoes, cell phones, etc. We've not seen and US built SAM parts / drone parts / ICBM parts/ bald eagle feathers....

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 10855

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

I think this would really depend on the details of the timing - how much of a delay there is between the two phases of the project, etc. Are we talking about the concourse being ready 2-3 months before the checkpoints? Or more like a year? Obviously, the longer the gap, the more likely they are to ...

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by washingtonflyer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293295

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

The big thing that makes me discount a missile theory, is that we've not heard a single statement, tweet, instagram comment, facebook post, or video of -anything- going upwards towards the plane. Coupled with statements from the intel community discounting any report of a missile, I'm starting to wo...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In the event of a tariff trade war...
Replies: 35
Views: 1077

Re: In the event of a tariff trade war...

Do remember that the tariff side is a separate issue from the injury side. The U.S. Department of Commerce made the decisions on the rates of duty, while the International Trade Commission made the determination as to if the practices by Bombardier were harming the U.S. industry. The ITC said, no, t...

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by washingtonflyer
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In the event of a tariff trade war...
Replies: 35
Views: 1077

Re: In the event of a tariff trade war...

The EU is applying tariffs on US products in retaliation for Trump imposing tariffs on EU products (which has nothing to do with WTO disputes). The EU could simply change the target of those tariffs to Boeing planes. Yah, that round of tariffs stems from the president's 232 tariffs on aluminum and ...

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