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by putthoff
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL dual runway takeoffs
Replies: 17
Views: 2478

PHL dual runway takeoffs

I am here in the line of planes waiting to take off on 9l in philly—about 15 deep. Sunny great weather. Why not use both parallels for takeoff?

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by putthoff
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 7261

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

The very last question the OP asks is if the exTWA 757s are among the last exTWA planes operating in the US. Indeed I missed that last sentence in the OP. My apologies to jbmitt... But why would you take that attitude in any case? The comment added to my knowledge about the provenance of Delta's va...

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by putthoff
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Static Wick
Replies: 11
Views: 1993

Static Wick

How are static wicks attached to the wings and rudders? Are they difficult to replace? I understand that some airlines require that a certain amount be intact to fly.

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by putthoff
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did PanAm feed its network?
Replies: 100
Views: 11661

Re: How did PanAm feed its network?

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GJqg-b9620Q/TsaTl8RhT6I/AAAAAAAADtk/yqFoarSn8_Y/s1600/PA+PAN+AM+apr1988+3+north+american+route+map.jpg Pan AM did not have a good feed. And before deregulation, airlines did not operate the same as they do today. Nashville, Austin, Syracuse, Charlotte--how strange are tho...

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by putthoff
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding passes
Replies: 16
Views: 1571

Re: Boarding passes

studentdrbev wrote:
Vasu wrote:
automatically when you check in a bag or something?


I usually travel with only cabin baggage and sill I get the counter-printed boarding passes.


You are carrying on luggage only and you still go to the counter to check-in?

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by putthoff
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD G Gates
Replies: 1
Views: 626

ORD G Gates

I just passed through ORD on American and was in the G gates. I noticed that only CRJ and ERB jets fly from these gates and in the L gates they put their 175s . Is this a gate spacing issue or something else? Just curious. Thanks!

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by putthoff
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ Crossbleed Start
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: ERJ Crossbleed Start

Thanks!

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by putthoff
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ Crossbleed Start
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

ERJ Crossbleed Start

I have a question about the erj. I noticed that we recently were leaving Syracuse and as we were taxing, the engine began to run very high for a minute or two. Today, I asked a erj pilot about this. He said that this is what happens when you do a crossfeed start as opposed to using the apu. He said ...

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by putthoff
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 wing question
Replies: 13
Views: 2697

Re: 787 wing question

Perfect! Thanks for the pictures and explanation. I understand how it works and the purpose. However, it seems like other planes have had such inlets without this flap? DC-* nose, the 727 on the tail, etc? How was this dealt with before compared to this design? And I guess, the real question for me...

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by putthoff
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 wing question
Replies: 13
Views: 2697

Re: 787 wing question

What is the object directly below the inlet? It doesn't look like two pieces with a small gap in between? On the Qatar picture you provided, it is clearly shown. http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/autopia/2011/08/ana78702-660x440.jpg From an old thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t...

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by putthoff
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 wing question
Replies: 13
Views: 2697

Re: 787 wing question

Assuming I'm correctly guessing what you're asking about*, it's intakes for the air conditioning and pressurization system. 4813573,4772939,4764359 https://jetspectre.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/5.png https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-4f6a8c39e2190d91762d579f467d5848 http://www.airliners.net...

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by putthoff
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 wing question
Replies: 13
Views: 2697

787 wing question

I was looking at the 787 today and noticed at the junction where the wing meets the body (the wing box?) that there is an intake of some sort on the right wing. What is this for? Directly below this, there is also something else--it is not flush with the wing. It is actually quite ugly and I would i...

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by putthoff
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!
Replies: 63
Views: 9136

Re: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!

I am amazed that the DC-8 had the legs to do BWI-HNL. That must have been quite a workhorse!

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by putthoff
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 nose creases
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

737 nose creases

What is the purpose of the creases on the nose of the 737? Looks like 320 also has something similar but not as pronounced. Thanks!

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by putthoff
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cincinnati Spare Engines
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Cincinnati Spare Engines

I know that the ramp was near the rental car lot--as I picked up my car and saw the tail of the 747. What does GE Aviation do in Cincy?

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by putthoff
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cincinnati Spare Engines
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Cincinnati Spare Engines

I just flew into CVG and taxing in, saw two large shrink-wrapped engines on a remote ramp. They seemed to simply be stored there. Around the corner was a Kalitta 747, but I am not sure that these engines were freight on her. I am wondering if anyone knows why there were there? Is there an engine sho...

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by putthoff
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA SYR-BOS Frequency
Replies: 0
Views: 421

AA SYR-BOS Frequency

AA runs 1 flight a day on this route. Leaves Boston at 7pm and turns with a return at 850pm. This doesn’t seem timed to connect with any flights in Boston—any idea why this is flown. Are there other one off flights like this that AA does elsewhere? Thanks!!!

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by putthoff
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DCA Terminal A
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: DCA Terminal A

putthoff, you are correct, there was an additional concourse just to the north of the current "banjo" concourse--currently Gates 1 - 9--the concourse currently serving Southwest, Frontier, and Air Canada (and recently Sun Country) as well. It was one of the most unusual piers I have ever ...

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by putthoff
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BOS 15l-33r
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

BOS 15l-33r

Those familiar with Boston operations— how is 15L/33R used? It is only 2557 in length and isolated and crossing 22 R and L. What sort of movements happen out there?

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by putthoff
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DCA Terminal A
Replies: 2
Views: 587

DCA Terminal A

I have been through DCA a couple times recently and I have a question. It looks like terminal A used to have an additional pier on it. This was demolished. I am curious why this space wasn’t repurposed as additional gate space?

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by putthoff
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA
Replies: 38
Views: 7806

Re: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA

WeatherPilot wrote:
FARmd90 wrote:
SYR has one glass jetbridge


Yes, it's the farthest gate in this shot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CfnUeAKM04


Actually there are two glass bridges--gates 1 and 9 (?) .

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by putthoff
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 40
Views: 7541

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

:thumbsup:

jco613 wrote:
SYR bar none hands down for USA

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by putthoff
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bird Strike Nose--Experience
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Bird Strike Nose--Experience

I read recently of a Delta plane that had a bird strike to the nose. It was severely dented but landed without incident. I have seen other pictures like this as well. My question is what is the experience like in the cockpit when this happens? I would imagine it is very loud and quite startling. Can...

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by putthoff
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What point-to-point major U.S. airline routes can you think of?
Replies: 34
Views: 4152

Re: What point-to-point major U.S. airline routes can you think of?

Your post made me think about NY state. Was just there and thinking of the older days with NYair and others---there don't seem to be many intrastate flights. Does anyone recall what used to be flown in NY state that isn't today?

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by putthoff
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 37264

Re: Southwest 737-300 retirement

Apologies if already answered---with all of these retirements yesterday/today, what happens with the pilots? Is there a surplus now? Are many waiting to be retrained? What are the logistics of working with these pilots and crews? It would seem that some might lose wages during this time?

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by putthoff
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 38
Views: 5852

Re: Global US hubs?

If we mean global by intercontinental connectivity, we'd say JFK., with ATL, SFO, LAX, DFW, MIA and ORD trailing However, and as explained above, due to the visa restrictions for many countries for transiting the US, we could say they can be ruled out as global hubs. Should TWOV be reinstated and i...

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by putthoff
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 38
Views: 5852

Re: Global US hubs?

While not in the scope of the USA, MEX is functioning like that, with flights to China, South Korea, and Japan. Aeromexico sells itself as such in Asia for those not wanting to transit through the USA or Canada and not take a European detour. This would suggest that geography is not necessarily an ...

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by putthoff
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 38
Views: 5852

Re: Global US hubs?

Thanks for all the great replies. It seems like the consensus is that US airlines are geographically limited to have global hubs. Does that mean that the ME3 and Turkish truly have a very different business model that the US3 cannot compete with, even with emerging ULH aircraft?

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by putthoff
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 38
Views: 5852

Global US hubs?

Does the US have any global hubs that are used to connect as midpoints from one part of the world to another? I am specifically thinking of the ME3, Turkish, BA, etc. who use their own home countries as transit points between continents. Does anyone know if large US airlines do a lot of connecting b...

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by putthoff
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Disrupted Catering
Replies: 2
Views: 1808

Disrupted Catering

Where there is a major disruption like the hurricane in Houston, what happens to all of the food that has been prepared for flights? Curious what the timing is for adjustments with catering? Do they have to ramp down and then back up? Or do they simply throw food out? Is food for canceled flights st...

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by putthoff
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 8979

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

WIll the United Club stay open? It is on the way to the satellite.

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by putthoff
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS 747-8F in full paint
Replies: 41
Views: 15807

Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

I would have loved to see the nose painted black (brown) and/or with a stripe going up over the top of the cockpit.

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by putthoff
Sat May 06, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380 At PHL Today
Replies: 9
Views: 6361

Re: LH A380 At PHL Today

Where did the 380 park at PHL? Did folks deplane?

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by putthoff
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 143
Views: 11637

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

What I would like to know is how much revenue the airlines make from those who don't show up for their flights? Put another way, if consumers actually showed up 10% more often, it would seem the airlines would lose money.

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