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by KLASM83
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25601

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Amazing flying by these pilots, those engines sounded quite moribund based on watching the video.

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by KLASM83
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 10536

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

The ramp is a dangerous place, and I feel for this ramper's family and friends.

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by KLASM83
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 362932

Re: First CRJ-550 at ORD

jayunited wrote:
AV8AJET wrote:
They should have installed a forward lav!


Wouldn't that require a redesign by the manufacture?



It shouldn't. I remember the original Delta Connection OO CR7's had forward lavs, so I figure you can plop one down there, and put in the plumbing as needed, but I can be wrong.

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by KLASM83
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10330

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

Right down to the axle. Looks like a new MLG strut, too, that will need to be replaced. Glad everyone is ok!

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by KLASM83
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 8354

Re: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal

Very nice! I flew a lot with TWA domestically, so it's nice to see what the international service was like. Thank you for this trip report.

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by KLASM83
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An ‘Ocean’ Mileage Run – Rail Trip Report (some Air too!)
Replies: 3
Views: 3324

Re: An ‘Ocean’ Mileage Run – Rail Trip Report (some Air too!)

Wonderful report! Neat that there are those slim European cars being pulled by those square, burly F40PHs!

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by KLASM83
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718418

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So sad!

Most importantly, condolences to those who died.

It's a rough few weeks for aviation. I shall eagerly as the cause is investigated.

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by KLASM83
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23994

Re: United Express/Commutair incident today at Presque Isle, ME

Runway conditions 3/3/3 Great point! Marginal, at best. The full NOTAM also indicates 1/4 inch dry snow, so that is something to think on as well. Me thinks N14171 is probably done. Unless it isn't. We shall see what the insurance says. For the pedantic folk like me: 03/028 - RWY 01 FICON 3/3/3 100...

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by KLASM83
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2019
Replies: 502
Views: 51847

Re: Word Game Q1 2019

WarRI1 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
Cows



India.

Curry

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by KLASM83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387288

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

KICT wrote:
Did they fly right into the cell?

Image


Maybe. Reports say it went down at 1245pm, so the image from 1220 makes sense.

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by KLASM83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387288

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Man, it's been a long time since we we've had a commercial, domestic air crash with fatalities, and it's sad we ended that streak today. Many condolences to the families and friends. At least its not a passenger flight Does it matter what type of flight it was? Lives were lost. A death is a death i...

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by KLASM83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387288

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Man, it's been a long time since we we've had a commercial, domestic air crash with fatalities, and it's sad we ended that streak today.

Many condolences to the families and friends.

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by KLASM83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72422

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

I, too, have booked the R/T of AA2330. It arrives a few minutes before the MSY flight, but I get more time on the Mad Dog. That's always a plus!

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by KLASM83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd flight COS-ABQ
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Re: Odd flight COS-ABQ

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW ... /KDEN/KCOS

Looks like they couldn't get into ABQ and made a beeline for COS.

ABQ is quite poopy right now. To writ:

KABQ 230152Z 03008KT 1/2SM SN FZFG VV005 M01/M01 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP094 MTNS OBSC NE-SE SNINCR 2/2 P0013 T10061006
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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW ... /KDEN/KCOS

Looks like they couldn't get into ABQ and made a beeline for COS.

ABQ is quite poopy right now. To writ:

KABQ 230152Z 03008KT 1/2SM SN FZFG VV005 M01/M01 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP094 MTNS OBSC NE-SE SNINCR 2/2 P0013 T10061006

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by KLASM83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72422

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

I am thinking of MKE as well. I want as much JT8D noise as possible. Need to get one last ride on an old friend from childhood!

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by KLASM83
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A, B, C & E of airplanes: A Spring Break in NYC (4): The Comfortable CRJ?! (UA4851 ORD-FAR Mar '18 Y)
Replies: 4
Views: 4103

Re: A, B, C & E of airplanes: A Spring Break in NYC (4): The Comfortable CRJ?! (UA4851 ORD-FAR Mar '18 Y)

You know I love those XXX-FAR/GFK reports haha

I'm always fascinated by those, having done it so much! Nice pics and report as always!

Also, try maneuvering around farm equipment when you're Northbound on ND18. Strange for a city mouse like me.

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by KLASM83
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14412

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

Add another to the pile: American 671, which diverted from LAS to LSV (Nellis AFB): https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N540UW/history/20190216/2329Z/KLSV/KLAS Guess going around and needing to fight those nasty upper level winds did them no favors! Would have loved to be on that flight! I have VGT ...

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by KLASM83
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early WN 73Gs
Replies: 28
Views: 4803

Re: Early WN 73Gs

Looks like the three digit tail number days on new airplanes are a thing of the past now. From here on out it will be the following N8701-N88** (737-8MAX) N7201-N7230 (737-7MAX) All of the -800s have four digit tail numbers (8301-8329, 8501-8699) as do most of the second-hand -700s (7811-7859). Clo...

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by KLASM83
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 113
Views: 26546

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater

It's appropriate to use a (heavily modified) callback from The Rocky Horror Picture Show here: "Same plane, different config, cheap company". Even down an FA, I bet the CASM is gonna jump on that sucker. I just don't see this as being a permanent. It reminds me of the CRJ-440's that NWA Ai...

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by KLASM83
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47826

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

I, for one, am excited for our new Airline Overlords! loljk

Wish the best for Southwest on this one-they've been trying to get this done for years!

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by KLASM83
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus
Replies: 13
Views: 11139

Re: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus

Very well written - thanks for sharing!! It will be a while before I will be able to get on a 787; however, reports such as yours remind me that they will be around for a long time, and in the meantime I can say it looks wonderful. Ironically enough, my first 787 will probably be United! Many thank...

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by KLASM83
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus
Replies: 13
Views: 11139

Re: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus

Great report!! Beautiful aircraft, well done United. It's also really nice to see all of the effort UA put into this to make it special for its passengers. It's as much, if not more, than was done for the induction of the first 788. Thank you much, I was quite pleased to see all that rolled out for...

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by KLASM83
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus
Replies: 13
Views: 11139

United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus

Background It seems that of all the things on an avgeek’s list, the launching of a new aircraft type is one of the many items on a bucket list that need to be checked off. There are other list items: new routes, aircraft type retirements, and special flights. Having completely missed the boat on th...

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by KLASM83
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 105
Views: 13840

Re: HERB R.I.P.

IF true, it's sad, but what is the source?

Still, he's a legendary guy!

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by KLASM83
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20910

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

I wonder what accommodations are going to be like? Since it's a sparsely-populated area, probably some gym with lots of cots? Also wonder what everyone is doing for entertainment while waiting!

Interesting place for a divert, that's for sure!

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by KLASM83
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (11): The cramped CRJ conundrum (DL3896 MSP-GFK, CRJ-200LR Jan '18)
Replies: 11
Views: 4274

Re: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (11): The cramped CRJ conundrum (DL3896 MSP-GFK, CRJ-200LR Jan '18)

Ah, the good 'ol MSP-GFK run.

I did it last Wednesday (12/12/18) it was super low, and our CRJ-700 was the only plane to make it in all day! None of the CRJ+200s could, but my old friend from my Aspen days made it in!

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by KLASM83
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Autumn in Hokkaido and an SQ Suites Experience (FD, XJ, GK and SQ Suites)
Replies: 11
Views: 9406

Re: Autumn in Hokkaido and an SQ Suites Experience (FD, XJ, GK and SQ Suites)

What a wonderfully comprehensive report! Loved the variety of airlines you've flown on and I'm now very hungry!

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by KLASM83
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (10): Frozen Fuel Truck - uncertainty ensues! (DL461 JFK-MSP, B717-200 Jan '18)
Replies: 5
Views: 4735

Re: Wobbly Winter '17/18 (10): Frozen Fuel Truck - uncertainty ensues! (DL461 JFK-MSP, B717-200 Jan '18)

I like how connections in MSP are either 40 minutes or three hours. Personal preference is the latter, mainly because availing oneself of the Observation Deck is a must when connecting.

Fascinating report on the JFK congo line!

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by KLASM83
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4418

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawking 7700 currently on an erratic flight over Lisbon asking permission to ditch in ocean

Man, this is nutty! I hope they get down safely! Would like to hear the cause behind this one.

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by KLASM83
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 135
Views: 31911

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

ual763 wrote:
Isn’t there supposed to be a supervisor on duty in the cab at all times too?



Ideally, yes, but this is the chronically short-staffed FAA we're talking about here.

I hope this controller gets better! It took a lot of work to get up into that cab!

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by KLASM83
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 135
Views: 31911

FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

In a certainly interesting development on the Air Traffic Control front, it seems that two days ago, a controller at LAS was having some sort of a bad night. You can hear the audio by clicking at here for the LiveATC archive. Having worked the mid myself, I can understand being quite tired, however ...

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by KLASM83
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 24483

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

What a great job by the pilots! Calm and focused. Can someone explain "ceiling" and RVR for those not technically in the know? "Ceiling" means the height of the cloud base (the altitude of the base of the lowest clouds), or in the case of fog, the height at which you can start s...

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by KLASM83
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100012

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Wow is all I can say. Absolutely nutty that this can happen in paot 9/11 America. Guess that security all for naught, even if employee.

Those ATC tapes are chilling. A very unstable man at the controls, quite scary.

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by KLASM83
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United's New B767-300ER Polaris Business Class, GRU-IAD
Replies: 9
Views: 10661

Re: United's New B767-300ER Polaris Business Class, GRU-IAD

Am liking the re-done 767's! Better late than never to improve the experience. Thanks for the report!

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by KLASM83
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX 8 fuel burn meeting expectations
Replies: 19
Views: 8240

Re: 737 MAX 8 fuel burn meeting expectations

Glad to see the MAX8 is working out for fuel burn! This one will keep the 737 line going for years.

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by KLASM83
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69218

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Man, UA really hasn't recovered from the Glenn and Jeff days. I will hope that Oscar can turn it around, but when morale is in the dumps and it causes the cranky employees, it's a mark that unfortunately lasts for a while. It only took 3 replies to blame management. I see the ability to count to th...

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by KLASM83
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69218

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Man, UA really hasn't recovered from the Glenn and Jeff days.

I will hope that Oscar can turn it around, but when morale is in the dumps and it causes the cranky employees, it's a mark that unfortunately lasts for a while.

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by KLASM83
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 120
Views: 18321

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Glad to see MSP has all the mainline T-tails that it does!

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by KLASM83
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 13828

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

I say, fascinating numbers, thanks! As a lover of ORD (even in the thunderstorms), this is great info!

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by KLASM83
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Learning PPL in the Mountains \ High elevation
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Re: Learning PPL in the Mountains \ High elevation

I got my PPL in Las Vegas, and did a big portion of the check ride in Red Rock Canyon to the west of town. You will probably have to deal with some turbulence (did mine I August, so lots of heat cycle turbulence), from the mountains, so keeping within the limits of a manuver took a lot of constant a...

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by KLASM83
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 10738

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

In short, it's a questionnaire designed to ask questions that technically are permissible, in order to determine information that it is illegal to ask directly in screening: what's your race or ethnic background. Umm, what? This is specifically *required* to be asked by law, and is on the standard ...

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by KLASM83
Wed May 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast U.S. Diversions now EWR/JFK/LGA/PHL/BOS
Replies: 29
Views: 5204

Re: Northeast U.S. Diversions now EWR/JFK/LGA/PHL/BOS

Glad I wasn't at work tonight (ATC at Potomac). I would have ended up working a lot of those BWI diverts, and depending on where the IAD came in from, we would have worked them through the airspace. I'm right there with you. ZDC probably isn't a fun place tonight. Things were at least as ugly yeste...

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by KLASM83
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 7187

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

What engines do these have? Maybe UA might have an interest in them. Er, wrong thread maybe? What has this got to do with AS? The A320 series that Alaska got as part of the Virgin America takeover use the same engines as United uses. He was hinting that UA could be interested in taking the old Virg...

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by KLASM83
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)
Replies: 14
Views: 4628

Re: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)

Cool TR! I do like the train from there when it is on time (rarely, when I was there). I once went from LAS to GFK by way of a new AS 738 to PDX thence the "Baby" Empire Builder (28) from PDX to GFK. The Colombia river gorge is beautiful, and in March, the lighting was perfect! You should ...

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by KLASM83
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/7/2018:HA Adds LGB; UA adds DEN-ATW/ORF,IAH-CAK/DAY,LAX-ACV,ORD-BIS/SLN,SFO-MSN; AM Drops DEN-MEX
Replies: 133
Views: 15715

Re: OAG Changes 1/7/2018:HA Adds LGB; UA adds DEN-ATW/ORF,IAH-CAK/DAY,LAX-ACV,ORD-BIS/SLN,SFO-MSN; AM Drops DEN-MEX

UA IAD-ROA APR 3>2.0 MAY 3>2 Can't help but wonder if that's because of Amtrak's new service eating away at the O&D* on that route? Seems like more of a connecting frequency than O&D now. *Yes, I know IAD is ~30miles from DC, and I'd be that kind of person to take a flight like that if it w...

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by KLASM83
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174986

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

SOC is on January 11th. If you want the finer points as to how the cutover will work, take a gander at GENOT 17/44 (it's a PDF File) . Evidently, 10z (or 5am EST, 4am CST, 3am MST, 2am PST) is when anything not lunched with the "REDWOOD" (VRD) callsign will be become "ALASKA" (A...

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by KLASM83
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IAE V2500 status
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

Re: IAE V2500 status

Yes.
Yes, they are.

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by KLASM83
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 46611

Re: Power outage in ATL

From the ATCSCC site: ATL AIRPORT POWER OUTAGE CONTINUES AND THE GROUND STOP IS EXTENDED. CARGO OPERATORS DESTINED TO THE ATL NORTH AND SOUTH CARGO AREAS, AND GENERAL AVIATION TRAFFIC DESTINED TO THE SIGNATURE RAMP ARE EXEMPT FROM THE GROUND STOP. THERE IS STILL NO INDICATION AS TO WHEN POWER MAY BE...

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by KLASM83
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests
Replies: 69
Views: 13774

Re: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests

Cool, now I have another reason at scoffing for taking all my large, bulky electronics out my bags for no reason!

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