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by hufftheweevil
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fumes
Replies: 28
Views: 4416

Re: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fire?

AA-specific GS lifted but still major issues with getting routes for PHL outbounds, even northbound flights. A couple more cancellations now.

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by hufftheweevil
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fumes
Replies: 28
Views: 4416

Re: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fire?

1st diversion from DCA: RPA4693 BGR-DCA diverting to PHL

And 1st cancellation (in PHL at least): RPA4469 PHL-DCA

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by hufftheweevil
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fumes
Replies: 28
Views: 4416

Re: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fire?

AA has requested airline-online GS into PHL

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by hufftheweevil
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fumes
Replies: 28
Views: 4416

Re: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fire?

This is gunna throw quite a wrench into the evening operations. Here in PHL, pretty much all flights are being held at the gate. Several a/c out on the field, planning on bringing them back to the gate.

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by hufftheweevil
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incident at PHL
Replies: 5
Views: 2336

Re: Runway Incident at PHL

Correction: No collapse. But there was something wrong with the landing gear. It's unclear at the moment, but it may have been hydraulic loss. Pax were offloaded on the runway and the aircraft has been removed from the runway. There is some cleanup - which is where the speculation of hydraulics come...

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by hufftheweevil
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incident at PHL
Replies: 5
Views: 2336

Runway Incident at PHL

PDT4905 (an E145) landed on 27R from LGA and the right main landing gear has collapsed to some degree, although not all the way. The aircraft came to a complete stop near the end with no further complications. Fire trucks were rolled but not needed. A bus is en route to get the pax off. 27R is close...

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by hufftheweevil
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR delays 6/24 due to Other/Staffing?
Replies: 6
Views: 2412

ZNY Staffing Issues + Weather in EWR?

ZNY is reporting staffing issues, causing delays in the region. According to https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/, PHL is already listed at +15 for departures because they've closed at least 2 departure fixes here. Now EWR, on the other hand, has a ground stop and GDP "due to weather/wind" and the...

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by hufftheweevil
Mon May 15, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash at Teterboro
Replies: 52
Views: 16612

Re: Crash (?) at Teterboro

May the pilots RIP. Just listened to the tapes on LiveATC. There are no distress calls from the pilots. They are cleared to land runway 1. Then tower asks them if they're "going to start that turn" [on to final, presumably], to which they reply, "yes sir, we're doing it right now"...

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by hufftheweevil
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap
Replies: 78
Views: 15996

Re: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap

OK, last ones. Sorry for the poor quality. But at least the weather (and her weight) was conducive for some wing condensation:

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by hufftheweevil
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap
Replies: 78
Views: 15996

Re: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap

grbauc wrote:
Is that a A340-600?

A340-300

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by hufftheweevil
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap
Replies: 78
Views: 15996

Re: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap

I've not used PHL in 5 yrs. Your tower can the public view from there? or are you a employee with access? Great pictures thanks again. Employee access only. Sorry. There is some great viewing spots from A-West at the top of the escalators in the middle. In fact, you could probably get a pretty cool...

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by hufftheweevil
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap
Replies: 78
Views: 15996

Re: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap

So BA's new parking spot is A15. Ironically, AA's new early PHL-LHR flight will be parking on BA's old spot tonight (A17). And the later AA PHL-LHR is in the last photo below, behind BA on A19. http://i.imgur.com/JJTuQeq.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Yw13Jmk.jpg http://i.imgur.com/X2hKt2g.jpg

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by hufftheweevil
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap
Replies: 78
Views: 15996

Re: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap

GBNWB wrote:
BA 747-400 G-CIVL operated BA67/66 on October 16th 2014.


Sure, as an equipment sub. Don't ruin the moment! :x

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by hufftheweevil
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap
Replies: 78
Views: 15996

Re: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap

G-BYGE is currently enroute. When it lands here in 2 hours, it will mark the first scheduled 747 in PHL in over a decade! As one of my favorite aircraft of all time, I'm excited! Photos from the tower will be up as soon as I can.

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by hufftheweevil
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA7 Diverting to SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 5402

Re: AA7 Diverting to SFO

Yea, just a glitch with FA. It will be aircraft 858 (N126AN, an A321) operating the leg from SFO-OGG now. After the previous debacle, do you suppose someone at AA will check to make sure its an ETOPS A321 that they send over? Is N126AN equipped with ETOPS? I'm really asking as I have no clue. Yes, ...

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by hufftheweevil
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA7 Diverting to SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 5402

Re: AA7 Diverting to SFO

According to flightaware, AA7 that diverted into SFO was a B763 but is continuing on from SFO as both a B763 AND an A321! These are separate flights departing at different times. Why would this be... Flightaware glitch? Yea, just a glitch with FA. It will be aircraft 858 (N126AN, an A321) operating...

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by hufftheweevil
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 11104

Re: QR A359 at PHL

Varsity1 wrote:
Has QR issued a press release complaining AA hasn't fixed their plane yet? Or is it just EK that does that?


What are you talking about? It left 5 days ago with a brand new engine.

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by hufftheweevil
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap
Replies: 78
Views: 15996

Re: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap

caoimhin wrote:
Has anyone got any updates on this swap? Would love to fly into PHL on a 744.


Looks like March 26 is the first day of 1x BA and 2x AA so that would be your day.

BA 1830 - 0635 B747
AA 1920 - 0745 A330
AA 2035 - 0900 A330

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by hufftheweevil
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 11104

Re: QR A359 at PHL

All I know is what hayzel777 mentioned. It's in the hands of the insurance company at the moment. I just don't understand why they're waiting. Surely the parking fee is piling up. Waiting for a cheap scrapper seems pointless if you're making a monthly payment. Then again, maybe they reached some sor...

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by hufftheweevil
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 11104

Re: QR A359 at PHL

Performing a run up as I type... Note beacon on

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by hufftheweevil
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 11104

Re: QR A359 at PHL

Tedd wrote:
I have one complaint to make in your post, that the Trent XWB is dead. It isn`t of course, it`s only `sleeping`
& will be back in service very soon :)


Ha, you're right. Perhaps "injured motor" would have been a better description.

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by hufftheweevil
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 11104

Re: QR A359 at PHL

Ok so the photo I took the other day from the tower turned out to be lame, I know. Hopefully these can redeem me. I was very lucky to be working on the ramp today and also get the call when the Antonov needed to be gassed up. Using three trucks, we loaded her up with 26,200 gallons of jet fuel. Many...

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by hufftheweevil
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 11104

Re: QR A359 at PHL

Some awesome pics! Thanks for sharing everyone.

Here's a view from the other side including both aircraft:

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by hufftheweevil
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 11104

Re: QR A359 at PHL

Yeah, it's been here a few days actually. Since Saturday I believe. (It was parked on the deice pad for the first day.) It is under maintenance but I don't know what specifically for.

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by hufftheweevil
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear
Replies: 50
Views: 10945

Re: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear

I'm starting to think it is 5FE. It arrived in MIA yesterday, as the CNBC article indicates. But it didn't go to TUL until this morning, arriving at 11am. Which if MTC got to work right away, gives just enough time to find the stuff, alert the authorities, and the media to pick up the story. IF this...

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by hufftheweevil
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear
Replies: 50
Views: 10945

Re: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear

The media is getting some facts wrong, but I can't figure out which ones. There were zero AA flights from MIA to TUL on the 29th. The flight 720B mentions above actually departed late on the 28th and is a 737 that was in DCA right before MIA. So that's not it. There are currently 4 757s in TUL: 5ER ...

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by hufftheweevil
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers gain unauthorized access for American Airlines Philadelphia-Boston flight
Replies: 23
Views: 6455

Re: Passengers gain unauthorized access for American Airlines Philadelphia-Boston flight

Same here, it made me laugh when I heard the story. And calling these people idiots is rather pompous. Most people aren't as tuned into airport security as we are here on a.net. For some this is probably no different than taking a bus or saving a pool side chair by putting a towel on it. You don't ...

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by hufftheweevil
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers gain unauthorized access for American Airlines Philadelphia-Boston flight
Replies: 23
Views: 6455

Re: Passengers gain unauthorized access for American Airlines Philadelphia-Boston flight

These passengers had already cleared security. They basically just walked through an unlocked door and right onto the airplane. So, they're innocent. Apparently, the gate agents either weren't present or just not paying attention. I thought jetway doors required an ID swipe and/or a code to open? T...

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by hufftheweevil
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers gain unauthorized access for American Airlines Philadelphia-Boston flight
Replies: 23
Views: 6455

Re: Passengers gain unauthorized access for American Airlines Philadelphia-Boston flight

So we pay the TSA and other airport security agents at the airports to do what? As a previous poster pointed out, TSA does not secure individual aircraft at the gate. This incident occured at the gate. The passengers walked from in the terminal through the jetway door (how they did this has not yet...

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by hufftheweevil
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH closed for 4 days!
Replies: 18
Views: 7338

Re: ATH closed for 4 days!

Now AA758 cancelled again.

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by hufftheweevil
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current regional fleets of major US airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: Current regional fleets of major US airlines

DiamondFlyer wrote:
some airlines have recently returned CRJ200s to operation.


Who is that?

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by hufftheweevil
Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current regional fleets of major US airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: Current regional fleets of major US airlines

Huff, that is a great list and covers much of the info I was looking for - although it doesn't give a sense of the size of the respective fleets. Not to make more work for you, but the regionals flying for SAS and Iberia would make nice additions to the Europe section of your Wiki page. Thanks! I'l...

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by hufftheweevil
Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH closed for 4 days!
Replies: 18
Views: 7338

Re: ATH closed for 4 days!

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-greec ... 280R9?il=0

AA758 PHL-ATH is reinstated.
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Planned strike is cancelled after "constructive meeting":

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-greec ... 280R9?il=0

AA758 PHL-ATH is reinstated.

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by hufftheweevil
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current regional fleets of major US airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: Current regional fleets of major US airlines

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Huff ... /Regionals
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While I haven't updated it in a few weeks, here's a breakdown I created that I think you'll find helpful:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Huff ... /Regionals

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by hufftheweevil
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap
Replies: 78
Views: 15996

Re: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap

Seeing as this is the first BA 747 at PHL since 2004, has anyone operated 747s to PHL in the time between? I believe LH has a daily 343 to Frankfurt, but last I saw anything of that was more than 2 years ago. LH and BA have each had 744 (and a 748 once) diversions. But that's the extent of the 747 ...

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by hufftheweevil
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 13
Replies: 7
Views: 2343

Re: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 13

https://sites.google.com/site/newamericanfleet/
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ftzvika wrote:
Can i have update which aircrafts still in the old livery on the AA side and on the US side?


It's all being tracked here: https://sites.google.com/site/newamericanfleet/

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by hufftheweevil
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA @ PHX question - why aren't the flaps retracted all the way on arrival
Replies: 9
Views: 3218

Re: AA @ PHX question - why aren't the flaps retracted all the way on arrival

Some airlines might use a different threshold. For example, Frontier routinely leaves their flaps down, here in PHL, even on days that are hot but not near 100F.

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by hufftheweevil
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016
Replies: 125
Views: 21689

Re: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's tomorrow

MSPNWA wrote:
You got it. End of peak summer schedule provides the opportunity. Plenty of slack now for a mass exodus.


Exactly. Also, after several months of no painting, the next E190 is on its way to ROW, as well, for paint. Ship 949 flying as AAL9636

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by hufftheweevil
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Painted Aircraft Part 1
Replies: 2852
Views: 60424

Re: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 13

alasizon wrote:
Anyone know what nose number range is planned for the A321s once they finish 899?


900-910 is already set and ready to go for more A321s

912-927 is already assigned to LUS A321s

Then 928-934 will be more LAA A321s

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by hufftheweevil
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont
Replies: 50
Views: 13565

Re: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont

All of the -300s and about one third of the -100s are already repainted, so if the targeted retirement date for the last Dash-8 is 2020, and assuming the LUS painted ships are retired first, there are almost two years worth of retirements of newly painted birds, meaning the last LUS Dash would be r...

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by hufftheweevil
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont
Replies: 50
Views: 13565

Re: Replacement Dash-8 For Piedmont

With the announcement that all PT's Dash-8s will be retired by 2020, is it safe to assume that the repainting of the rest of the -100s will stop? And fly US Airways Express branded aircraft for another 3-4 years? I highly doubt it. This merger of brands has gone on long enough. Besides, I think you...

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by hufftheweevil
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Huge WX delays in NYC
Replies: 10
Views: 3683

Re: Huge WX delays in NYC

From the PHL tower: Very dark skies to the north, with plenty of lightning. Clear to the south. And the ground is dry. Update: dark all around now. And ground is very wet. Winds gusting to 35kts. Everything is pretty much at a stand still here. A few little guys attempting to approach rwy 34. One or...

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by hufftheweevil
Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle E-175 Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 3191

Re: American Eagle E-175 Fleet

2 active birds are in Philly and do sub runs for MX 175. We took one out last week on PHL-PVD. I don't know what you were flying last week, but it wasn't a 170. And there are none here in PHL. All 170s have been grounded for the past 2 weeks at least (that's as far back as I can check in the system...

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by hufftheweevil
Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD80 in new colors?
Replies: 41
Views: 12008

Re: AA MD80 in new colors?

With a quick glance, the CRJs have a certain MADDOG look about them... Sure, in the same way that a 737 looks like an A320. General placement of the wings, engines, and horizontal stabilizer are about the only things that they share. I think the differences far outweigh the similarities, even to an...

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by hufftheweevil
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle E-175 Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 3191

Re: American Eagle E-175 Fleet

Republic as US Airways Express - 2007 Republic as American Eagle - 2013 (at first, separate fleet than above; but now combined) Envoy - 2015 Compass - 2015 So they're all fairly new, except for the ex-USX ones. And all of the E170s that were from USX are retired, only 175s remain. I don't have any n...

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by hufftheweevil
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's 757-200 Transatlantic Routes?
Replies: 33
Views: 10700

Re: American's 757-200 Transatlantic Routes?

Didn't realize that it was an experiment. I simply saw it running fairly regularly so assumed that it was a supplementary trip to add on to AA728/AA729. I agree that a 777 upgauge would make sense, although probably not realistic for a while. Sorry for getting off topic, but why "not for a whi...

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by hufftheweevil
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 308200

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Simple, if I want an email I click subscribe, if I want a notification I bookmark. If I change my mind I can. With only a bookmark option I would have to go to settings to enable email, or if there is only A subscribe option I would have to go to settings to turn them off. How is that better than h...

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by hufftheweevil
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 308200

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Bookmarking gives a notification via rhe bell, subscribe will send you an email. Those can be turned on and off in the forum settings From the looks of it, both bookmarking and subscribing can do both. The forum settings allow each person to choose if they want bookmarks to be emailed and/or notifi...

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by hufftheweevil
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 308200

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I've put your second suggestion on the list. As for the first one, have you seen this yet, which explains bookmarking/subscribing? faq.php#f8r0 They weren't really 2 different suggestions. Merely an observation, then a suggestion. But thank you. And as for that FAQ, I did see it. But it's what spaw...

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by hufftheweevil
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 308200

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

New colors and layout looks great! My only major issue still standing is with the whole bookmarking/subscribing thing. First, there doesn't seem to be any difference between the two, unless the user chooses to set them up differently. Both can be set up with notifications via the site or email. Seco...

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