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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed

Good day, My wife and I will be going to South Africa for about 10 days in February. Most of the time will be spent in/around Cape Town, with another two days out on a safari/reserve. Now, we aren't ones to ever purchase any type of insurance when we travel internationally. If we are in Europe or A...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed

I second insuremytrip. Used them multiple times on travel abroad to Europe, Oceania, and Asia. The rates are affordable and it’s very easy to see what is and is not included. It’s so nice to get one price for a 2 month trip with 26 flights, three rental cars, and serious off-the-grid adventures. Su...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed

Chemist wrote:
In the US, go to insuremytrip.com and check coverages. They compare many insurance providers.
I've used TravelGuard, Allianz, and a couple of others before. But have not had a claim, yet.


Thank you, sir. I will do that.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 67103

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

The Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex (officially designated the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget) I’ve always preferred Metroplex to “North Texas” I hear "Metroplex", and I think Jackie O and her pink pillbox hat. Or LBJ ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed

So, who would you recommend for Health Insurance while we are abroad in South Africa for the approximate 10 days we will physically be in South Africa? I'm looking for a company that would be the most response and easiest to deal with. We are located in the USA. Assuming you've paid partially or to...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 270

International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed

Good day, My wife and I will be going to South Africa for about 10 days in February. Most of the time will be spent in/around Cape Town, with another two days out on a safari/reserve. Now, we aren't ones to ever purchase any type of insurance when we travel internationally. If we are in Europe or As...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was there collusion to end the A380?
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Was there collusion to end the A380?

These same airlines also thought that they could make money with 737 MAX , so why do they demand compensation for their free choice? You can’t even compare the two things. The MAX is very efficient and profitable for the airlines when in service and it will be again. The argument makes zero sense s...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was there collusion to end the A380?
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Was there collusion to end the A380?

No Vlsadex, there was NO collusion to end the A380. Airlines determined they couldn't make money on it at the price Airbus offered; therefore, it went out of business. It's that simple. These same airlines also thought that they could make money with 737 MAX , so why do they demand compensation for...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was there collusion to end the A380?
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Was there collusion to end the A380?

No Vlsadex, there was NO collusion to end the A380. Airlines determined they couldn't make money on it at the price Airbus offered; therefore, it went out of business. It's that simple.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 168
Views: 27382

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

SQ2 (77W) is flying SFO direct. Wow. would 77W have enough legs for SIN-SFO direct - or would somebody get offloaded? It isn't exactly the season with strong jetstream either... SIN-SFO should be ok. It is about 14.5hr flight time. SFO-SIN is not possible. It will be a very light load as a lot of p...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 67103

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

DFW17L,

I live in the DFW area and Metroplex works just fine for me. There is no need to change what isn’t broken.

I will keep calling it that, because that’s exactly what it is and what is has been known as, including up until this day.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9

How long is that flight? I'm thinking probably 12+ hours. I would purchase the upgrade, not just for the legroom, but for the fact that it's likely you will get a middle seat vacant, which adds significantly to my comfort on long flights. Usually people paying to upgrade won't pay for a middle seat...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9

I'm 6'2" and 225. I just flew DEN-SNA-DEN on a 320 with the blck Smisek slimlines in the aisle and the current slimlines in the middle of a 737. The ride in the middle was Better believe it or not. Ive also flown Y on UA 787s and Y in the dense 772s and was fine every time. I take it youre not...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo vs B737max
Replies: 61
Views: 7373

Re: A320neo vs B737max

I was thinking about a hypothetical startup airline that is offered an A320neo or a B737max for the exact same price and the same delivery date, with the appropriate LEAP engine. This hypothetical contract is before the MAX crashes. In this hypothetical case, it seems to me that the A320neo would a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9

Hello folks, Due to a schedule change, I was able to get flights changed to CPT-EWR-DFW on the United 787-9 (the first leg). We are flying economy. I’m excited about flying the new CPT-EWR nonstop. While We flew the United 787 from SIN-SFO in economy (and had no issue), do you think it would be wor...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9

Ishrion wrote:
"However, if it were you, would it be worth the upgrade fee for an extra 3” of leg room?"

Given the fact that we're probably all different heights, I definitely would if cost isn't an issue.


Thank you for your thoughts.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9

If you aren't concerned with the additional cost, why not. But if the price is something you have to weigh, then it's not worth it. Economy Plus was great when I had Premier Exec status in the past, but I wouldn't pay an upgrade fare to sit there. Thank you. The cost isn’t an issue per say, just lo...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest---a question of privacy
Replies: 27
Views: 2952

Re: Southwest---a question of privacy

Mboyle1988 wrote:
I don’t understand people’s obsession with privacy.


I don’t understand people’s obsession with giving up/lack of privacy :twocents:

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9

paullam wrote:
I wouldn’t do it. It’s just 3” after all...


Thank you, sir.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9

Hello folks, Due to a schedule change, I was able to get flights changed to CPT-EWR-DFW on the United 787-9 (the first leg). We are flying economy. I’m excited about flying the new CPT-EWR nonstop. While We flew the United 787 from SIN-SFO in economy (and had no issue), do you think it would be wort...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 111
Views: 25701

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

NZ mentlons "premium" lay out for their 787-10s. Could be they plan AKL-NYC but they already have the 787-9 which can operate AKL-NYC now. Why they would use the 787-10 for that particular route doesn't make sense. NZ haven’t ruled out more than 1 configuration on the 78J. The 78J cannot ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20433

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

par13del wrote:
So the indicators that show V1 do not also show speed, I would assume that any 737 pilot would know the speed the a/c needs to fly, if that is not achieved and the runway is running out.........



So, what is your question?

Yes, speed is shown and known to the pilots.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5666

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

Any of these cheap fares you see are a result of a lack of success by WN, not a successful venture. Those fares with no ancillary are not sustainable and will force WN to eventually drop interisland flying. Not something to celebrate. Wrong. Hawaii is WN's best performing market. https://www.starad...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5666

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

We're looking at a Hawaii trip this fall, and will definitely use WN for inter-island travel if we island-hop. $39-49, all bags included, bookable with points directly transferable from Chase ... I mean why wouldn't we just book WN than HA! Wow that is an great fare!! However what I would like to k...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5666

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

Any of these cheap fares you see are a result of a lack of success by WN, not a successful venture. Those fares with no ancillary are not sustainable and will force WN to eventually drop interisland flying. Not something to celebrate. Well, you must have been under a rock. Southwest has stated that...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5666

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

We're looking at a Hawaii trip this fall, and will definitely use WN for inter-island travel if we island-hop. $39-49, all bags included, bookable with points directly transferable from Chase ... I mean why wouldn't we just book WN than HA! You're right about that. It is hard to beat in the situati...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5666

Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

It looks like WN is having a positive impact (downward pressure) on fares in Hawaii, as many of us expected. I hope they can keep up the great work and continue to thrive with flying to and within Hawaii. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/08/05/southwest-hawaii.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19226

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

By nature, I'm a Boeing fan, but this plane looks great from the inside out. Wonderful paint scheme (painting the engine nacelles made it great) and the seat colors look very nice and inviting. I wish it were a MAX-10, but I'd love to try their product on the A321 at some point. Well done EI.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has caused the IAH International Terminal build delay?
Replies: 13
Views: 2501

Re: What has caused the IAH International Terminal build delay?

Terminal D is very easy to use, though a bit boring. But hey, it's very functional. With that said, I really hope they replace it with an enlarged (more gates) international terminal. It would really compliment Terminal E and the existing parts that have been torn down/remodeled. Does anyone know wh...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: With TSA Pre-✔, have you ever had to take your shoes off?
Replies: 16
Views: 717

Re: With TSA Pre-✔, have you ever had to take your shoes off?

The only time I had to was coming back from Aruba last September when I got the SSSS on boarding card, which called for a good pat down and shoe/belt removal. Otherwise, it's been smooth sailing. My wife, on the other hand, always seems to have take hers off, even with PreCheck. For some reason, the...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 640
Views: 166204

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

OA940 wrote:
It looks great but it's gonna look pretty weird in the air when they're folded.



:banghead:

Ummm? They won’t be folded during flight, unless it fails, which means it wouldn’t have taken off in the first place.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X high lift system
Replies: 20
Views: 2886

Re: 777X high lift system

Armadillo1,

Please proofread your sentences before posting gibberish.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doha recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 899

Re: Doha recommendations

Have a upcoming trip to Doha, I saw they have Nusret Steakhouse. Is it really that good or worth it? What is the best hotel recommendation in Doha from the Marriott chain? St Regis in West Bay is very nice. Visited during ramadan, so it was quiet. Excellent service. I have a day trip, was thinking ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15930

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Can't we just all be happy that all the sides are coming together to talk and try to come to a compromise that everyone can accept? That's how things should be. Sit down, discuss your differences and come up with an amicable solution. There is no need to bash or belittle anyone involved with the tal...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 10011

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

LAXLHR wrote:
danj555 wrote:
Geez. I know it doesnt happen often, but that's like several grand just poof.


Insurance


An airline isn’t going to file an insurance claim for what amounts to a daily rounding error in their financials.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking into Iceland service
Replies: 23
Views: 6690

Re: Emirates looking into Iceland service

There were quite a few Asians in Iceland on tours when we were there about 6 weeks ago. I was a bit surprised.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 7658

Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

Thank you, N62NA.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 7658

Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F

The President of the United States, Mr. Trump, along with the Emir of Qatar are signing an agreement today 'for a large number of Boeing planes'. Don't get political. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Does anyone know exactly what the order will be? The breakdown? Th...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2019 Loads
Replies: 24
Views: 2504

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2019 Loads

Brandon757 wrote:
If AF departing LF is correct they must be pretty happy with that.


Yes, it's correct. Why wouldn't it be?

The OP posts these wonderful stats on a monthly basis.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 78
Views: 8478

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

LH658 wrote:
Pakistan to JFK can work with minimum of 3 weekly flights, though so max capacity with BA, TK, QR, EK, EY, and Kuwait Airways, their gunna be a price war for sure. Hopefully PK can manage.


Please proofread your posts before hitting the submit button.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 46
Views: 9317

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

My wife and I arrived into Terminal 5 a few weeks ago and had to get over to Terminal 3 for an American flight. We had to go outside, get on a hot bus to take us in a big circle, all while the driver stomped on the brakes every 3 seconds nearly giving us whiplash and making us vomit. My wife almost ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 67103

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Has anyone flown a DFW-CDG on Air France? No, but if you're interested, it seems that AA's 2x daily DFW-CDG flights go out full in J, practically full in PE, and almost full in Y. Well rip Air France Also can you follow me on Instagram I recently followed you and commented Sadly, I've now had to bl...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 67103

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

There was a 2 HR ground stop from roughly 7:30-9:39 last night. I know but there should’ve been another one around the time I landed If you ever wonder why you're not taken seriously on these boards, it's posts like this. You landed safely with weather in the area, and with no knowledge whatsoever ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 67103

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Planes4you,

How was your flight in last night? Did you make it in?

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 67103

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

He claims it’s dyslexia, but it’s no excuse not to proofread and take a minute for a simple sentence. To answer your questions, Korean Air could go daily, maybe they won’t. Truthfully, AA will probably start DFW-HEL. Finnair is busy having fun in the Asian market. Exactly. Dyslexia might contribute...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 67103

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Who would go it to Helsinki from here AA or Finnair What? Brother, I've mentioned before, please slow down and write a coherent sentence. I know you are only 15, but you know (or should) how to compose a sentence with periods and commas by that age. He claims it’s dyslexia, but it’s no excuse not t...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 67103

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Planes4you wrote:
Who would go it to Helsinki from here AA or Finnair



What? Brother, I've mentioned before, please slow down and write a coherent sentence. I know you are only 15, but you know (or should) how to compose a sentence with periods and commas by that age.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out
Replies: 31
Views: 9826

Re: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out

I really like it, but the engines should be painted some shade of blue as well.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7655

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

I wouldn't be surprised if at leas they have to pass a "visibility" test of some sort. Like a fully black aircraft is a nono, to prevent incidents at night (at the airport in particular). But likely nothing to do with copyright infringement or anything commercial. Yes, you can paint a pla...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5436

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

Well, Aloha and Hawaiian beat each other up for years chasing market share in the islands They struggled for years before Aloha shut down then HA started a steady resurgence to become a strong, profitable operation I don’t think the inter-island traffic is sufficient for two major airlines One will...

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