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by smokeybandit
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United route announcement August 12, 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 16774

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

TPA is there. CLE is there. BOS. ORD. BCN

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by smokeybandit
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - August 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 2725

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - August 2020

Hawaii reinstates inter island travel restrictions due spike in Covid cases https://www.khon2.com/top-stories/inter-island-quarantine-reinstated-for-neighbor-island-travel-after-oahu-cases-spike/amp/ And Hawaii has had the most strict restrictions of any US state. Just goes to show that covid will ...

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by smokeybandit
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes with shortest production span?
Replies: 49
Views: 4970

Re: Planes with shortest production span?

The Spruce Goose?

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by smokeybandit
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 68
Views: 12412

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

People just constantly touch their mask instead.

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by smokeybandit
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11383

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

Autonomous cars haven't been without their fair share of serious problems

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by smokeybandit
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 8303

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020

I took my first post-covid flights this weekend. I was impressed with how clean the planes were. Even the tracks for the seats no longer had crumbs and gunk in them.

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by smokeybandit
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25358

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

Sounds more like panic on the part of the Mahan pilots more so than any rules of engagement violation.

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by smokeybandit
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19356

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

I assume this is one of those "if you have to ask how much it is you can't afford it" deals?

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by smokeybandit
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 8303

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020

Yet they'll allow private flights and pleasure crafts. What's the point of banning commercial air if you don't ban other means of entry, too?

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by smokeybandit
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow closes southern runway for repairs
Replies: 11
Views: 2458

Re: Heathrow closes southern runway for repairs

They could close the airport completely and locals would still complain about the noise

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by smokeybandit
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54738

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Couldn't this be some AA internal business and financing decision independent from the MAX? It's not like AA completely moves away from the MAX to (fictional) order 300 A321neos right now or similar? They don't find the money to pay for their ordered aircraft that are unneeded in the current market...

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by smokeybandit
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 2777

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

What's the source of the CO2? Politicians? Talk about a renewable resource!

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by smokeybandit
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18406

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

I'm looking at an ORD-DEN flight on a UA 777. The middle section of seats is 4 seats, but the seat map shows only the outside seats of the 4 available. Can I assume both middle seats of the 4 are blocked off?

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by smokeybandit
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224001

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.cbs46.com/news/delta-plans- ... b452a.html
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AA will open up middle seats starting July 1.

Delta will wait until September

https://www.cbs46.com/news/delta-plans- ... b452a.html

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by smokeybandit
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does COVID-19 pose a threat to global aviation safety?
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Does COVID-19 pose a threat to global aviation safety?

With all the outbreaks and "hot spots" we hear about, none of them seem to have started on a plane. Sure there were some very early on, but not anymore.

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by smokeybandit
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Fined $33.5M For Noise Violations
Replies: 21
Views: 2949

Re: Denver International Airport Fined $33.5M For Noise Violations

vatveng wrote:
The NIMBYs complaining about the "noise" from DEN should be forced to spend 30 minutes within 10 miles of any military airfield.

Image


See area 3 on that map

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by smokeybandit
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18406

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

260 employees working at Orlando's MCO airport have tested positive for COVID-19. https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/06/16/gov-desantis-shares-latest-update-on-covid-19-after-florida-reports-2783-new-cases/ Not really true (the article has since been updated to explain why). Also the time...

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by smokeybandit
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 244
Views: 38017

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

What's a city gate? Simply one not leased by an airline?

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by smokeybandit
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18406

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

I'm sure that policy will have tourism back up in no time

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by smokeybandit
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN operating to HNL and / or inter island currently?
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: WN operating to HNL and / or inter island currently?

What kind of loads are they getting from OAK with Hawaii's strict quarantine policy?

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by smokeybandit
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN plans resumption of international flights
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: VN plans resumption of international flights

The two week thing is a bit ridiculous anymore. We now know incubation period is about 5 days, so one week should be more than enough.

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by smokeybandit
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 371
Views: 45200

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

R rate estimates are dart board throws at this point in the pandemic.

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by smokeybandit
Sat May 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13318

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

DLASFlyer wrote:
Wow, Aspen losing two of its three airlines.


In general a big hit to the Colorado ski towns.

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by smokeybandit
Tue May 19, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11374

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

That's extreme overkill. I mean extreme.

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by smokeybandit
Sun May 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Re: Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?

Libya hasn't really done any testing so it's tough to know how bad it actually is there.

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by smokeybandit
Mon May 11, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?
Replies: 39
Views: 3044

Re: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?

How long? Until there's enough demand to fill middle seats again

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by smokeybandit
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts
Replies: 66
Views: 10347

Re: Boeing is being forced to give larger discounts

RickNRoll wrote:
They have the same problem the oil industry has. What do you do with all that stock sitting around? Can you actually store it economically?


Convert the beached planes to tankers and put the overflow oil there. Problem solved!

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by smokeybandit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19077

Re: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production

There are a lot of types of businesses deemed "essential" that seemingly have no reason to be. Why not aircraft manufacturing?

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by smokeybandit
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99375

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Social distancing won't even be needed on plans because it'll happen naturally as it'll be a while before loads are even enough to warrant conscious separation efforts.

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by smokeybandit
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways lands in Miami after 20+ years
Replies: 28
Views: 8877

Re: South African Airways lands in Miami after 20+ years

20 years? That has to be a record for longest flight then.

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by smokeybandit
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9348

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

Maybe I’ve missed something, so please correct me if I’m wrong, but how does eliminating middle seat occupancy count as social distancing, when the person in front of you/behind you are pretty much just as close to you? We’re talking a difference of a few inches here. It doesn't. It's just a feel-g...

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by smokeybandit
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224001

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://twitter.com/cnnbrk/status/1250174755468181517
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Just announced: A payroll support program for the American airlines has been approved. $25 billion to keep employees paid through September

https://twitter.com/cnnbrk/status/1250174755468181517

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by smokeybandit
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 244
Views: 38017

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/DENAirport/status/1 ... 8916614146
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DEN getting $269 million from the CARES act. I don't know how that compares to other airports

https://twitter.com/DENAirport/status/1 ... 8916614146

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by smokeybandit
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58306

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/4XE ... 00411/0701

https://twitter.com/SandhuTaranjitS/sta ... /LLBG/KEWR
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Looks like El Al flew the shipment of Hydroxychloroquine to the US that the Indian government provided

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/4XE ... 00411/0701

https://twitter.com/SandhuTaranjitS/sta ... /LLBG/KEWR

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by smokeybandit
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 P2F needed now !
Replies: 20
Views: 2845

Re: A380 P2F needed now !

Leej wrote:
And by the time that is built and certified we'll be on Covid-20


Actually it'd be Covid-25, maybe even Covid-30.

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by smokeybandit
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12406

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

If the major cruise lines were flagged in America, they wouldn't be major cruise lines because most wouldn't be able to afford one.

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by smokeybandit
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99375

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Just announced at the daily US CV briefing, the US has repatriated 40k American citizens via 400 flights from 75 countries.

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by smokeybandit
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99375

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Didn’t see it discussed here yet but it appears DOT is now ordering airlines to give refunds instead of vouchers. This is great news for the consumer, not so much for the airlines. I digress, if they’re getting bailed out, they should be giving refunds... https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.c...

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by smokeybandit
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Vancouver (YVR) passenger volumes to return to 1995 levels this year"
Replies: 18
Views: 3760

Re: "Vancouver (YVR) passenger volumes to return to 1995 levels this year"

If you look at 2008, traffic rebounded fairly quickly. 9/11 took a bit longer, but that was a different event entirely. From a financial perspective, there's nothing to say things won't start back on the upswing this year. It's a question of getting the general public back onto planes and I think t...

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by smokeybandit
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336936

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

https://twitter.com/MrBrock/status/1244689637240713222
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Delta axes its inflight magazine

https://twitter.com/MrBrock/status/1244689637240713222

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by smokeybandit
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf
Replies: 26
Views: 6837

Re: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf

GCT64 wrote:
wetpantsmcgee wrote:
That Cessna needed to be put out of its misery anyway..


Described in the article as being "in storage", but I think that is being very generous judging by the photo.


Well, the local junk yard has a lot of jalopies "in storage" too!

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by smokeybandit
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf
Replies: 26
Views: 6837

Re: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf

I'd be questioning the construction of that hangar

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by smokeybandit
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation
Replies: 85
Views: 15464

Re: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation

Wouldn't that be super complicated to do on a whim?

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by smokeybandit
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia Lands Airbus A319 In Antarctica For Rescue Mission
Replies: 8
Views: 3711

Re: Australia Lands Airbus A319 In Antarctica For Rescue Mission

Pretty neat, though I wish that video actually included video of the landing or takeoff.

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by smokeybandit
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336936

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Several states are forcing mandatory quarantines of NY residents entering.

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