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by smokeybandit
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 52
Views: 8560

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

BWI has been hurt a lot by the MAX grounding w/WN and to a lesser degree the WOW collapse

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by smokeybandit
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 38
Views: 7853

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Is there any detail yet as to when the plane caught fire? Before or after the passengers escaped?

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by smokeybandit
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Omni 767 N378AX caught fire in SNN?
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: Omni 767 N378AX caught fire in SNN?

https://www.newsweek.com/military-plane ... rt-1454483
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Doesn't sound like a major issue for the plane, but a headache for the airport

https://www.newsweek.com/military-plane ... rt-1454483

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by smokeybandit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 15646

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

A new 747-400 operator, One Carribean has taken delivery of first B747-409 8P-ERI. Ex-China Airlines B-18208. Retired by CI on Oct 2017. https://news784.com/local-news/one-caribbean-eyes-africa-the-middle-east-and-asia/ Also China Airlines B747-409F/SCD B-18705 in storage at VCV since Feb 2012, has...

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by smokeybandit
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 44
Views: 6930

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

What kind of security is there for those military charters? I'd think more lax than traditional commercial.

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727LOVER wrote:
So did this happen @ BWI a 2nd time??!!

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


Yes. Two separate incidents.

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by smokeybandit
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24915

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

And I'm sure customers from every other manufacturer never complained about those aircraft.

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by smokeybandit
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2538
Views: 329378

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Only 4 calls from whistle blowers? Seems low

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by smokeybandit
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of the passenger boarding bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 3738

Re: History of the passenger boarding bridge

Nice read, thanks.

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by smokeybandit
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 307
Views: 35022

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

I know this is an aviation forum, but those are some pretty massively embarrassing problems that still need fixed. Switches don't line up? Your track bed isn't even right?

I bet this goes well into 2021.

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by smokeybandit
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120kg of gold worth USD 40mm stolen from GRU in broad daylight
Replies: 13
Views: 3674

Re: 120kg of gold worth USD 40mm stolen from GRU in broad daylight

Were they filming some new Netflix movie?

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by smokeybandit
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9358

Re: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations

Wouldn't a low cost airline fly into BWI instead since its fees are much considerably cheaper than IAD?

WOW did quite well at BWI

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by smokeybandit
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 6105

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

I do have kids. I have flown with kids. And I watch my kids in areas with lots of confusion like an airport

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by smokeybandit
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 6105

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

Way to pay attention to your kid

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by smokeybandit
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple 777 at BWI - what’s up?
Replies: 7
Views: 3298

Re: Multiple 777 at BWI - what’s up?

The BWI-LHR BA flight has been a 772 the last few days. Did that get upgauged?

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by smokeybandit
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Planes Clip Wings at BNA
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: WN Planes Clip Wings at BNA

Jouhou wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Mating season maybe ?


It probably wouldn't be a good thing if the aircraft started mounting each other from behind...


Well, that's one route where increased frequency is always welcome

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by smokeybandit
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 6967

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Ziyulu wrote:
See, I told you. Since this happened in Africa, everyone is saying how security is so lax over there. Never mind, you had someone steal a plane here in Seattle.


Just a slight bit of different there since the guy in Seattle was at least allowed to be on airport grounds.

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by smokeybandit
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 7921

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Many police departments in the USA have Narcan in their police cars or on their person. Just in my state, New Jersey, well over 200 persons have been saved from its use in the last several years. Police are most likely first on the scene of a person who may need Narcan and there won't be enough tim...

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by smokeybandit
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 7921

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

What percentage of flights ever have to deal with a drug overdose?

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by smokeybandit
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7547

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

jrkmsp wrote:
In many places in the US, such a request would be illegal. It's a bad look for KLM and they should quickly change their policy.


Yet in the US, I've rarely seen a breast feeding mother not covered up.

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by smokeybandit
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8188

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

To be fair, was the presentation of the outfit like that when she was on the plane? Or was it a bit more sultry then?

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by smokeybandit
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Flight Diverted to JFK due to Unusual Odor
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Re: JetBlue Flight Diverted to JFK due to Unusual Odor

Wasn't too long ago there was a bad odor patient who died a couple months later of some wicked flesh wasting disease. That’s not what aero toxicity or TCP poisoning does. It attacks the brain and nervous system. Right, but the ailment this guy had that caused the odor problem on the plane was liter...

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by smokeybandit
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Flight Diverted to JFK due to Unusual Odor
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Re: JetBlue Flight Diverted to JFK due to Unusual Odor

Wasn't too long ago there was a bad odor patient who died a couple months later of some wicked flesh wasting disease.

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by smokeybandit
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9358

Re: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.

http://www.oasisaviation.com it is linked to Air Djibouti and flies cargo from IAD, (which houses it’ Corporate HQ) to Djibouti for the DOD and other IS Government Agencies.

What could be shady about that?.


Well that website doesn't even exist now
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bennett123 wrote:
According to http://www.oasisaviation.com it is linked to Air Djibouti and flies cargo from IAD, (which houses it’ Corporate HQ) to Djibouti for the DOD and other IS Government Agencies.

What could be shady about that?.


Well that website doesn't even exist now

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by smokeybandit
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 13077

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

Bradin wrote:
Remember, in the US, anyone can be sued for anything, even for some of the most ridiculous things possible.


And some people actually win ridiculous lawsuits, especially if it's in California

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by smokeybandit
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 13077

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

I'm surprised there haven't already been lawsuits, warranted or not.

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by smokeybandit
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14459

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

"Bomb disposal officers inspected the aircraft after it landed and found a device between the cushions of the seat where the blaze started. "Preliminary investigation suggests it is a battery pack consistent in appearance with an external phone charger," a police spokesman told repor...

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by smokeybandit
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7896

Re: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

Severe weather is nothing new in South and SE Asia - was happening throughout the jet-powered 20th century as well. Were there many overruns in these countries in those days? Quality of training and high frequency of operation seem to be important human factors here. Is it happening more? Or is it ...

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by smokeybandit
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23951

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

I mean Disney has found a way to fill cruise ships with insanely expensive fares, they may be able to do the same with an airline. As an avid cruiser, I think DCL is actually a very good value. The sticker price looks high because they price per cabin. But if you travel with kids, as I do, DCL is a...

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by smokeybandit
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 6938

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

What about their meals that flight?

Quite the morbid thread

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by smokeybandit
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

LH will let unaccompanied minors fly international, including TATL

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by smokeybandit
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23951

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

I mean Disney has found a way to fill cruise ships with insanely expensive fares, they may be able to do the same with an airline.

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by smokeybandit
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19073

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

You can find these kind of things at all super large companies. It's just Boeing is under the microscoperight now

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by smokeybandit
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26073

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Every other aircraft manufacturer has to be quite concerned about every little nitpick being reported at Boeing. Surely they all have the same dirty laundry somewhere in their operations

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by smokeybandit
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR return to MCO in December
Replies: 32
Views: 3008

Re: AR return to MCO in December

So, are the Kirchner cronies back in the driver's seat at AR? I mean...who is going to take this flight outside of the December-January high season (school holidays in Argentina)? This must be a pure visit-the-Mouse-flight. No meaningful connections on the MCO-end on SkyTeam partners that are not a...

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by smokeybandit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 757-300 landing gear catches fire at ATL on landing.
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: DL 757-300 landing gear catches fire at ATL on landing.

That's a long article for what ended up being largely a non-issue

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by smokeybandit
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 9109

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

It wouldn't have had service because it can't support it. I cannot fathom how Allegiant thinks SCE is going to generate enough service to prevent the small central PA population from going to PIT and MDT and, to a lesser extent, ELM, AVP, and ABE. College kids aren't going to be hopping these fligh...

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by smokeybandit
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 9109

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

I grew up in the area, and I can't recall SCE having any Florida service before

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by smokeybandit
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 9109

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

https://www.centredaily.com/news/local/ ... 73753.html
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Allegiant adding twice weekly service from PIE and SFB to SCE

https://www.centredaily.com/news/local/ ... 73753.html

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by smokeybandit
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19878

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

TTailedTiger wrote:
Did they fly into IAD or BWI? Because DCA is slot controlled. Delta couldn't have operated OKC-DCA.


The trip was to Richmond, not DC.

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by smokeybandit
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 723
Views: 98794

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I rarely ever get anything delivered by FedEx from Amazon. It's mostly USPS and Amazon, with some UPS and Lasership scattered in

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by smokeybandit
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet developing tool to keep children connected to parents
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: WestJet developing tool to keep children connected to parents

Or just get a projector with flightradar24 on the ceiling

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by smokeybandit
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More safety issues for Boeing...
Replies: 37
Views: 5536

Re: More safety issues for Boeing...

Eh, this is standard AD stuff that is getting magnified due to the Max. You have to be kidding, since when has it become okay to say AD's are normal, they are not, they are issued to rectify serious design flaws or procedures or any abnormalities that affect flight safety. Maybe you're getting conf...

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by smokeybandit
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s
Replies: 31
Views: 7702

Re: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s

I hope to be retired by the mid 2030s, too

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by smokeybandit
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385368

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Emirates Tim Clark predicts that the B737MAX won't fly until after the Christmas Link: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/transport/421419-emirates-predicts-boeings-737-max-wont-fly-until-after-christmas The longer it takes, the better it will be. The worst thing Boeing could do is rush and make the s...

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by smokeybandit
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue trying to clarify the CO2 offset option
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: JetBlue trying to clarify the CO2 offset option

Still one of the most absurd concepts in world history. Paying for your exhaust.

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by smokeybandit
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4417

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

I've had mobile tickets fail to be scanned (even at highest brightness) on more than one occasion. I go with paper (including printing from home) whenever possible

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by smokeybandit
Fri May 31, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second Tier Airports
Replies: 15
Views: 2509

Re: Second Tier Airports

All the flight search websites give you the option to pick "All area airports" when you type in a city. Doesn't seem like that big of a deal

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by smokeybandit
Fri May 31, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12908

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

Will they have Space Truckers and Space Cowboys too?

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