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by outbackair
Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Day Trip Just Because: ATL-BOS-ATL on JetBlue and Delta (Pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 3070

Re: Day Trip Just Because: ATL-BOS-ATL on JetBlue and Delta (Pics)

I don't normally enjoy US domestic reports, but this was good. I love your comments about people and their desperation to board!

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by outbackair
Sat Mar 05, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot resumes International services with SSJ fleet
Replies: 133
Views: 39660

Re: Aeroflot cancels all international flights except to Belarus

One reason for the flight ban is that Russians trying to leave their country are being screened to ensure that they have evidence they intend to return. They are being 'encouraged' to stay in their country.

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by outbackair
Sun Feb 27, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: general aviation news section not functioning
Replies: 3
Views: 2309

Latest News frozen for 12 days

Everything works on A.net but the Latest News section has been frozen on all of my devices. I've logged out, reset settings. No good. Any suggestions?

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by outbackair
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic A220 Slides Off Of Snowy Runway at Riga
Replies: 8
Views: 4281

Re: AirBaltic A220 Slides Off Of Snowy Runway at Riga

I love the reaction of the passenger! Maybe a few pre-flight drinks, or an A.netter? I'm sure the press still found someone who said "I though we were all going to die!"

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by outbackair
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 Passengers flee Air Arabia Maroc flight after emergency landing in Spain
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Re: 24 Passengers flee Air Arabia Maroc flight after emergency landing in Spain

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PMI closed due to passengers escaping from emergency-landed Air Arabia Maroc CMN-SAW flight
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They did, several days ago.
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PMI closed due to passengers escaping from emergency-landed Air Arabia Maroc CMN-SAW flight

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by outbackair
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow: Luggage belt filled with frozen fish crates
Replies: 29
Views: 7212

Re: Heathrow: Luggage belt filled with frozen fish crates

I got off a Merpati 737-200 from Darwin to Kupang (Indonesia) many years ago and half of a cow carcass came around on the belt, neatly wrapped in clear plastic. Also, flights from tropical Broome in Western Australia often have boxes of mangoes (as does the post office!) when they are in season, bei...

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by outbackair
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight
Replies: 30
Views: 5136

Re: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight

Right there is currently a dictate from the English Premier League and as part of the COVID19 restrictions that players shall only travel to other grounds with team members OR in a manner that reduces contact with the general public ! To that end a host of private jets including JOTA and helicopter...

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by outbackair
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight
Replies: 30
Views: 5136

Re: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-jots
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Well, this should annoy some people - a 44 minute positioning flight from Norwich to MAN and then another 27 minute positioning flight from EMA to Stansted. Don't tell anyone who's worried about emissions!
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-jots

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by outbackair
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight
Replies: 30
Views: 5136

Re: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight

fcogafa wrote:
One Hundred miles in 10 minutes means a speed of 600mph, not bad for a 146


It's a British built aircraft with extra engines for speed! Of course it can do it in 10 minutes!

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by outbackair
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight
Replies: 30
Views: 5136

Re: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight

[quote="xaapb"]Quick search on FlightRadar24 makes me believe it was operated by a British Aerospace Avro 146-RJ100 from Jota Aviation. What about taking a train? I’m not from England so I don’t know if that was a possibility.[quote] Thanks, I'm in Australia so have no idea but from what I...

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by outbackair
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight
Replies: 30
Views: 5136

Manchester United - MAN-EMA 10 min flight

I've seen in the news that Manchester United took a 'jet' from Manchester to East Midlands, a hundred mile ten minute flight. They have been criticises for the environmental issues involved. Let's leave that one. Does anyone know what the aircraft was? It seems incredible that they justified it due ...

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by outbackair
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional UK Airlines - Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 7008

Re: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021

So what's happening with FlyBe that were supposed to be coming back in the summer?

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by outbackair
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas
Replies: 39
Views: 66973

Re: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas

Also... 411 economy seats and TWO business class seats?! :o “The real reason is probably much less dramatic, and relates to certain regulations about long-haul flights. EASA and the FAA specify that flights over a certain distance require a Class 3 crew rest onboard. Class 3 is a reclining seat, wh...

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by outbackair
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A333 double daily BRU-BHX
Replies: 43
Views: 10060

Re: SAS A333 double daily BRU-BHX

It also give the airlines a chance to keep their crews up to date flying real aircraft hours rather then simulators.

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by outbackair
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 14896

Re: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia

The main culprit is the infrastructure not meeting the aviation boom in the third world. Nobody will say that Lionair doesn't have safety problem. But what you saw is right. The infrastructure, in a lot of airport in Indonesia (and lots of other places), is also part of the problem, not to mention ...

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by outbackair
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 14896

Re: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia

737max8 wrote:
Never shocked to read Lion Air and 'skids off runway' together


Never shocked to read such posts. Four days ago a Spirit Airlines A320 skidded off the runway in bad weather. I don't see the same comments when that happens.

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by outbackair
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: São Paulo to Orlando aboard LATAM - Airbus A350-900
Replies: 14
Views: 14349

Re: São Paulo to Orlando aboard LATAM - Airbus A350-900

A very enjoyable report. Thank you!

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by outbackair
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian startup looking for 757/767 pilots
Replies: 13
Views: 4743

Re: Australian startup looking for 757/767 pilots

Who knows? In 2005 someone brought a Yakolev Yak-42 to Bribane to start Eco Airlines pax flights to Pacific islands. It was so economical, it didn't wast fuel leaving the ground!

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by outbackair
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Tanzania lazindua za Afrika Kusini
Replies: 10
Views: 8977

Re: Air Tanzania lazindua za Afrika Kusini

Another great trip report that doesn't involve Ryanair, Delta, Southwest, etc.... zzzzzzzzzzzz!
Thank you!

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by outbackair
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 43751

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

About 6 years ago, a friend thought he'd found a cheap way to go from Perth, Western Australia to Medellin, Colombia (his wife's home). The routing was mind blowing and his wife still hasn't forgiven him as they had two very small children. PER-SYD-HKG (a few hours in the city, not resting in a hote...

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by outbackair
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hunting the Lights: SK and D8 Y-Class ORD-ARN-HEL-IVL
Replies: 2
Views: 5937

Re: Hunting the Lights: SK and D8 Y-Class ORD-ARN-HEL-IVL

Love your reports! Fun and well written! Thanks. Looking forward to more!

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by outbackair
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jetstream 32 over the icecap - July 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 7580

Re: Jetstream 32 over the icecap - July 2020

Wonderful photos. Your reports are worth reading. No Airbus or Boeing narrow bodies involved! Thank you!

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by outbackair
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Dream Journey to the Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle
Replies: 9
Views: 7109

Re: A Dream Journey to the Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle

Magnifique! This is one of the most interesting trip reports I have read, and the most amazing photos. You were so lucky. How did you achieve this visit? Are you military or journalist?

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by outbackair
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Atlanta (ATL) on Delta MD-88's
Replies: 4
Views: 3356

Re: Atlanta (ATL) on Delta MD-88's

I'm normally bored with the constant US domestic trip reports, but this was good with the CRJ and MD-88. Thanks

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by outbackair
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luanda in the 1980s/90s
Replies: 23
Views: 4876

Re: Luanda in the 1980s/90s

I flew TAP L-1011 LIS-LAD-HRE. Not sure if the crew got off or carried on to HRE.

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by outbackair
Sun May 10, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe to FOB Fenty, Afghanistan
Replies: 5
Views: 5687

Re: Europe to FOB Fenty, Afghanistan

Thank you for something a bit more interesting than yet another boring US domestic flight!

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by outbackair
Tue May 05, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG
Replies: 22
Views: 8700

Re: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG

My guess on why so little media, low death total and the word COVID is not in the story Really? It's known as 'Indian bus crash syndrome'. When a bus crashes in India with 50+ deaths, world media doesn't care, not reported. When a helicopter, business jet crashes with sports people/musician, or a c...

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by outbackair
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 5686

Re: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions

I've read that for the 8/2/70 Pan Am 299 hijacking Fidel came out to the airport to see the then new 747 as I think it was the type's first visit to Cuba. Can't remember if he got to tour it or not but who was going to deny him if he wanted to see it on his own soil? Apols if it had been mentioned ...

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by outbackair
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: FEVER ONBOARD! All Nippon Airways NH178: Tokyo-Narita to Seattle in Y
Replies: 12
Views: 7771

Re: FEVER ONBOARD! All Nippon Airways NH178: Tokyo-Narita to Seattle in Y

Somewhat overdramatic title. From the reaction, obviously a while ago! But great trip report anyway.

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by outbackair
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Is MH really Malaysian Hospitality? Malaysia Airlines to KUL in Economy
Replies: 2
Views: 4575

Re: Is MH really Malaysian Hospitality? Malaysia Airlines to KUL in Economy

Wow! You had amazing cabin crew!

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by outbackair
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 9412

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

Nice to see that they remembered to take their bags with them. Aviation authorities (eg FAA) need to set up fines of $1000 (or more) per bag bigger than a wallet taken off during evacuation, or find some law where they can be charged for endangering lives. No shortage of evidence as every evacuatio...

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by outbackair
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 17161

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Newsflash - Boeing to offer 777 Cargo planes with pax interior so cabin crew don't have to bother dimming the windows! :D

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by outbackair
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wheel takes flight after falling off Air Canada plane
Replies: 34
Views: 8236

Re: Wheel takes flight after falling off Air Canada plane

firefox8855 wrote:
"You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel"
/////Apologies to Kenny Rogers


:lol: :lol: :lol: Brilliant!

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by outbackair
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Saudia Unveiled: IST-RUH-BOM in J and a peek of newly-open Saudi Arabia
Replies: 18
Views: 8200

Re: Saudia Unveiled: IST-RUH-BOM in J and a peek of newly-open Saudi Arabia

Wow! Great report! So much more interesting than yet another Southwest/American/Delta/Indigo/Air India/Vistara domestic report!

I would not be able to stand on top of those rocks! Hmm, how long before the first selfie-taker falls off?

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by outbackair
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine
Replies: 25
Views: 6450

Re: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine

Good ! Anyone acting stupidly costing a company - not just an airline - money to right their wrongs should be made to pay for their actions. WOW! So many ignorant and judgemental comments already! Firstly, in the video posted in first article, it looks like they were dropped on the tarmac more than...

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by outbackair
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine
Replies: 25
Views: 6450

Re: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine

Good ! Anyone acting stupidly costing a company - not just an airline - money to right their wrongs should be made to pay for their actions. WOW! So many ignorant and judgemental comments already! Firstly, in the video posted in first article, it looks like they were dropped on the tarmac more than...

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by outbackair
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6794

Re: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights

Much closer, especially from southern or eastern Russia. You even see 737s from Russia in Thailand. Sanya in China was developed with Russians (and I think Koreans) in mind. Russians have taken over Phuket, many shops have Russian signs, not just restaurants and hotels. Many stories of Russian mafia...

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by outbackair
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh
Replies: 19
Views: 6446

Re: Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh

TWA772LR wrote:
Great job by the ground crew!

Why weren't the slides popped?


It's quite possible in that short time there was confusion/communications issues and no one had told the flight crew.

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by outbackair
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada's 777 and zig-zagging down the East Coast: FRA-YYZ-LGA-RDU
Replies: 11
Views: 6154

Re: Air Canada's 777 and zig-zagging down the East Coast: FRA-YYZ-LGA-RDU

In the event of an emergency, 40x Wheelchair passengers would be difficult to evacuate.

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by outbackair
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.
Replies: 26
Views: 4504

Re: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.

Horrendous!

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by outbackair
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of wildfires on aviation
Replies: 13
Views: 2375

Re: Impact of wildfires on aviation

In case people in USA haven't noticed, there are much bigger wildfires around the world - Amazon and Indonesia/Malaysia. They have a huge impact. One was a partial cause of a Garuda A300 crash due to low visibility from smoke (1997). https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/low-clearance-is-key-to...

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by outbackair
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of Libya!: Opening(and closing) a rig
Replies: 11
Views: 9756

Re: To the Oil Rigs of Libya!: Opening(and closing) a rig

Probably the best trip report you have written so far. It would be good if you could include a few photos now and then, especially helicopters.

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by outbackair
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying British Airways Club Europe with Hillary Clinton randomly sitting behind me was interesting!
Replies: 12
Views: 16594

Re: Flying British Airways Club Europe with Hillary Clinton randomly sitting behind me was interesting!

Not fly, but my family sailed by ship in 1969 from Nigeria to England. At Monrovia, President Tubman of Liberia joined the ship and as my parents were in First Class, they got to meet him. I did fly Bulawayo to Harare in an Air Zimbabwe 737-200 with then Vice-President Joshua Nkomo. He was so big he...

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by outbackair
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 19124

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

SAA had to take the long way round to Europe as they weren't allowed to fly over most African countries. I took the non-stop LHR-JNB 'around the bulge' of West Africa in 742 but I think they also had TLV and ATH via the Mediterranian and around the bulge. The majority of flights stopped at least on...

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by outbackair
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 19124

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

LHR-PRG-SVO-ALA-KBL Ariana Afghan Airways, the LHR-PRG sector they chartered a CSA Tu-134, the rest was Ariana's Tu-154. From KBL, most pax were transit to Delhi or Amritar. They got us to board one plane, then when in the air the announced that the Amritsar pax would be given train tickets (overnig...

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by outbackair
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 9956

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

I’m wondering if one should avoid airlines like this not just because of the crew inattention but the stupidity of the passengers too. It’s interesting to note the difference in passengers by airline and destination and their behaviour. Maybe I will start a thread on it. I’m wondering if one should...

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by outbackair
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DFW ever get 12:00am+(23:00) long haul departure?
Replies: 25
Views: 4807

Re: Footage from a drone dangerously close to An A380

Ah ok also I changed the thread because there was already a thread for it Thread title as written makes no sense: "Will after ever get..."? I totally agree with you.......I think that the thread title should be changed again by the OP as it's worded terribly! Why don't people bother to re...

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