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by afcjets
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: trump annoyed with fox news poll results
Replies: 37
Views: 1185

Re: trump annoyed with fox news poll results

And that is exactly why CNN and the like don't want to use polls properly structured and will often come up with their own.

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by afcjets
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: trump annoyed with fox news poll results
Replies: 37
Views: 1185

Re: trump annoyed with fox news poll results

I heard this morning in CNN that his current polling numbers are essentially the same as the numbers reflecting his favorability immediately before the 2016 election. I don’t put much stock at all in polls and frankly I don’t get why the media refers to them at all as though they are reliable, espe...

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by afcjets
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?
Replies: 55
Views: 1772

Re: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?

bgm wrote:
afcjets wrote:
bgm wrote:
Question for you: would you vote for Trump in 2020?

Yes, of course.


Shame on you.


He's most likely going to win.

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by afcjets
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?
Replies: 55
Views: 1772

Re: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?

bgm wrote:
Question for you: would you vote for Trump in 2020?

Yes, of course.

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by afcjets
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?
Replies: 55
Views: 1772

Re: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?

They are not all white supremacists. Especially the ones that would never vote for him However most that would never vote for him again were a little to "dense" to understand what a lying,racist coward does to America. They are all starting to understand now that the Republican party is n...

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by afcjets
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?
Replies: 55
Views: 1772

Re: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?

Have you been paying attention? Putting Haley on the ticket will not get suburban women back - they don’t like POTUS’s character and they are exhausted by the chaos flying around him on TV. They want the volume down and that’s not going to happen with 45 around. In case you missed it, Hillary lost,...

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by afcjets
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?
Replies: 55
Views: 1772

Re: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?

My prediction is Pence will drop out, not Trump. He will claim he had a revelation from God to become SOS and he will say Trump accepted his offer. This will make way for Nikki Haley to become Trump's running mate and will win back the women vote while keeping the evangelical vote in tact. I think ...

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by afcjets
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?
Replies: 55
Views: 1772

Re: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?

casinterest wrote:
I know many folks that voted for Trump, that will not ever do so again due to the erosion of family values under such a man.

Wow I am surprised someone like you would hang around so many white supremacists who voted for a "lying, racist coward" ;)

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by afcjets
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5014

Re: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019

Here are the seat maps for the two class and three class 767-200. The two class configuration disappeared in the early to mid 1990s I believe as they became exclusively international or transcon and they replaced the DC-10 on JFK-LAX. The two class version eventually removed a row in F and when it w...

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by afcjets
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?
Replies: 55
Views: 1772

Re: Whom will be the Republican candidate when Trump drops out?

My prediction is Pence will drop out, not Trump. He will claim he had a revelation from God to become SOS and he will say Trump accepted his offer. This will make way for Nikki Haley to become Trump's running mate and will win back the women vote while keeping the evangelical vote in tact. I think t...

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by afcjets
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5014

Re: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019

AA has actually never downgraded the catering on MIALAX. The route is catered like the JFKLAX/SFO flights, regardless of how bad the plane serving the route is. JFK-LAX/SFO has been downgraded too. I wasn't referring to just MIA. Not in my opinion. I flew it Friday in J and the meals were excellent...

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by afcjets
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5014

Re: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019

The 777 is better since MIA-LAX has a lot of high yielding Y traffic, especially connecting LAX to the Caribbean. The J seat is the same as the F seat on the 321T and AA has really downgraded meal service in F/P class anyway. What sort of meal does a First passenger get now they downgraded it? AA h...

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by afcjets
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5014

Re: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019

You can watch a YouTube video and you will see. To say they aren't serving caviar anymore would be an understatement.

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by afcjets
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5014

Re: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019

why don't they put it on this route more permanently? B6 is clearly eating their lunch here for most of the year and continuing to add flights. The 777 is better since MIA-LAX has a lot of high yielding Y traffic, especially connecting LAX to the Caribbean. The J seat is the same as the F seat on t...

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by afcjets
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 105
Views: 10632

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

Ads on the side cover text in forum posts sometimes.

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by afcjets
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub
Replies: 20
Views: 2706

Re: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub

The biggest opportunity for AA here is the ability to get some of the gates on original A freeing up space in other concourses, especially D for int'l growth. What would be interesting to see is how they use those A gates. I think back to when TWA branded their close in gates to TWQ service which w...

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub
Replies: 20
Views: 2706

Re: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub

WPvsMW wrote:
With RDU as a focus city, I see DL at CLT as making CLT a "bigger GSP", IOW, upgauging service to ATL and DTW from CLT.


That won't be hard, except for SLC every mainline flight has been downgauged to a 717, but they did add a second JFK flight.

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub
Replies: 20
Views: 2706

Re: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub

From another topic:

afcjets wrote:
Delta opened a huge SkyClub (7500sf) this year in PHX. Delta has 27 flights from PHX (19 mainline plus 8 DL Connection) and 35 from CLT (22 mainline plus 13 DL Connection)

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub
Replies: 20
Views: 2706

Re: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub

Looks like CLT will finally be getting a SkyClub according to renderings out by C DESIGN. Could A expansion mean new routes for Delta or just higher frequencies / upgauging on existing routes? https://www.instagram.com/cdesigninc/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=XVOEjgAAAAGFDN53lsM2FDjDz_V0 Where is...

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8457

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

the snack box was great! Not sure if I was hungry or not, but it was fresh and tasty I remember Piedmont served smokehouse almonds where other airlines just served peanuts. I think they also served Pepperidge Farms goldfish. IIRC they switched to honey roasted peanuts in the mid to late 1980s, or w...

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8457

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

What were their routes and aircraft through Blacksburg/Radford/Pulaski? Did they serve BCB or the Dublin, VA airport? Thanks! It looks like ROA and Bluefiled, WV were closest. I was surprised how many places they flew in Virginia though. Danville LYH ROA RIC ORF PHF Staunton-Harrisonburg-Waynesboro...

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by afcjets
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 6297

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

Why do Hawaiians prefer downtown vs. the strip?

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by afcjets
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32940

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

That example is more like purchasing a four hour flight to Las Vegas but sneaking on a two hour flight to a different city that costs more. Not the same at all.

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32940

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I think DC10CO put it best. Just because you don’t like the price of Walmart’s TVs, doesn’t mean you get to decide what price you’ll pay and take the TV. If you don’t like how the airlines price, don’t use their service. Attempting to exploit their pricing model for your gain makes you no better th...

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?
Replies: 48
Views: 5455

Re: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?

N292UX wrote:
AA flew to VIE for a brief time a few years back IIRC.


I thought so too but I actually think it was US.

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Delta Concourse at DAY
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Old Delta Concourse at DAY

Wow, L1011's from DL & TW. What big difference between the 70s & 80s for DAY compared to today where it's mostly ERJ/CRJ/CR9's with a few MD80's from DL. I used to go to Indiana every summer as a kid when I was growing up in FL to the grandparents lake house just outside Muncie, IN. I remem...

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Delta Concourse at DAY
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Old Delta Concourse at DAY

That’s an awesome link thanks Does anyone know how many gates and flights the Piedmont hub was at its peak? I think it was at its peak even shortly after the US merger. The hub opened 7/1/83 and grew fast, although never got big. Here is a Piedmont timetable just a couple of months after it opened....

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8457

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
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I found another pic on his FB page which is a great shot of a Piedmont 727-100 at CLT's only gate that disappeared, C1.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8457

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

Here is a great YouTube video from 1988 from a Piedmont flight landing in CLT that taxis past all 4 of Piedmont's brand new 767s on the ground at the same time. The first two entered the fleet on 6/15/87 for the TPA-CLT-LGW rotation and I believe their fifth one entered the fleet the same month of t...

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8457

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

I remember connecting through there when it first opened. IIRC, the entire concourse was Piedmont except for the first gate at the top of that picture which was Delta, IIRC. Delta had a relatively minimal presence in CLT and RDU at the time. If you're talking about that darker gray jetbridge on the...

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8457

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

Wow what airport was this with the tiny terminal?: https://media.fox46charlotte.com/media.fox46charlotte.com/photo/2015/10/16/piedmont%201_1445013124246_364439_ver1.0_640_360.JPG I also never realized that Piedmont had YS-11s. When did those retire? We only ever saw F28s and 737s at YOW and YUL. C ...

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32940

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I think DC10CO put it best. Just because you don’t like the price of Walmart’s TVs, doesn’t mean you get to decide what price you’ll pay and take the TV. If you don’t like how the airlines price, don’t use their service. Attempting to exploit their pricing model for your gain makes you no better th...

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32940

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Proving that the airline could have sold the seat at a higher price will be challenging, if for no other reason than that the airline would have sold the seat for a higher price if it could. Exactly, and based on that logic why stop there? Let United sue someone for taking their flight if a higher ...

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by afcjets
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Delta Concourse at DAY
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Old Delta Concourse at DAY

http://www.departedflights.com/PIDAY0689.html


It looks like 15 jet gates (two shared with US) and two commuter gates.
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quickmover wrote:
That’s an awesome link thanks

Does anyone know how many gates and flights the Piedmont hub was at its peak?



Here is Piedmont's concourse map at its peak...

http://www.departedflights.com/PIDAY0689.html


It looks like 15 jet gates (two shared with US) and two commuter gates.

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by afcjets
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Delta Concourse at DAY
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Old Delta Concourse at DAY

http://www.departedflights.com/PI060189.html
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quickmover wrote:
That’s an awesome link thanks

Does anyone know how many gates and flights the Piedmont hub was at its peak?


Here is Piedmont's route map showing DAY flights a couple of months before they merged into USAir on 8/5/89.

http://www.departedflights.com/PI060189.html

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by afcjets
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Delta Concourse at DAY
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Old Delta Concourse at DAY

That’s an awesome link thanks Does anyone know how many gates and flights the Piedmont hub was at its peak? I think it was at its peak even shortly after the US merger. The hub opened 7/1/83 and grew fast, although never got big. Here is a Piedmont timetable just a couple of months after it opened....

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by afcjets
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Delta Concourse at DAY
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: Old Delta Concourse at DAY

I also was surprised Delta flew the L1011 into DAY in the mid 1970s. Here it is, back then their L10 flights started with 10 or 11 and were in boldface type. They continued this into the 1980s and when the L15 came out those were two digit flight numbers. http://www.departedflights.com/DL102774p27.h...

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by afcjets
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger King tacos?
Replies: 23
Views: 1286

Re: Burger King tacos?

I like Tijuana Flats hard shell beef taco which is a Florida based chain. It turns out there was one in SNA and I didn't even know it, at the Kaleidoscope in Mission Viejo. Even though it is in a high profile location overlooking the 5 freeway at Crown Valley Parkway, everything eventually fails the...

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by afcjets
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Introverts unite!
Replies: 44
Views: 1888

Re: Introverts unite!

BN747 wrote:

Change is a bitch, notice how Fat Girls are now Full Figured Women


No, that is outdated too, today they are "curvy" ;)

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by afcjets
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Introverts unite!
Replies: 44
Views: 1888

Re: Introverts unite!

BN747, you keep talking about confidence and that is related to, but not the same thing as, being introvert/extrovert. Put me in front of a podium for public speaking and I'll enjoy the spotlight. Let me audition for something in front of people, let me sing karaoke for strangers, and I will do my ...

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by afcjets
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32940

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

In any case, all this hot air is doing exactly what United wants - driving the travel hackers to other airlines.\ It may deter some flyers but it won't be sending other flyers using hidden cities to other airlines, with the possible exception of LAX and ORD. If you want to try it in DEN, IAD, IAH, ...

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by afcjets
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32940

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I guess I don't understand the return part. How do you get back home after skipping the last leg on the outbound flight? Book the return on another airline. Ex. book CLT-IAH-AUS with UA, but don’t fly the IAH-AUS flight. Then, book IAH-CLT-BOS with AA, but don’t fly the CLT-BOS flight. Ah. Thanks f...

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by afcjets
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32940

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Since this has been going on for decades and costs the airlines $$$$$ (according to this thread), why don't the airlines do what corporations do and hire some lobbyists (a.k.a. K Street Bandits) to craft a law that explicitly supersedes previous laws and gives the airlines the right to collect the ...

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by afcjets
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32940

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Since this has been going on for decades and costs the airlines $$$$$ (according to this thread), why don't the airlines do what corporations do and hire some lobbyists (a.k.a. K Street Bandits) to craft a law that explicitly supersedes previous laws and gives the airlines the right to collect the ...

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by afcjets
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32940

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

This is called a MAC/ Space Available flight..... :D It's hotwire.com and it comes with a discount. No one is going to choose uncertainty like that unless they get a discount. A lot of people choose routings not just because of the time but also they may want to avoid ORD in the winter and DFW or A...

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by afcjets
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 4016

Re: Airliners with air stairs

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... v40-15.jpg
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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
EAL had some 727-100s with the folding stairs, long gone when I got there in ‘84. There was a visible patch where the door was.

GF



So did the 727-200 but they often used external stairs. Here is a pic....


https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... v40-15.jpg

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32940

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

My suggestion for a fare policy avoiding hidden cities: You buy a ticket that entitles you to fly from A to B, leaving A no earlier that a specified start time and arriving at B no later than a specified arrival time. As long as these conditions are met, the airline may put you on any flight or fli...

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 3731

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

Apparently Democrats think Baltimore is being represented by a racist... "During a congressional hearing in 1999, Cummings said: "This morning I left my community of Baltimore, a drug infested area" where people were "walking around like zombies."" https://www.dailywir...

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by afcjets
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 3731

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

But as a leader what is he doing to LEAD is his speaking to help bring people together and get things addressed? Is he doing that? Is he LEADING with his speeches? OR is he dividing? I have not seen a leader in Trump, I have seen a poor president. Especially in his speeches. Tugg Absolutely, everyo...

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