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by spinotter
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16163

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

Actually, I'd say it was obvious that they were following the WRONG line, looking at the satellite view. Which makes me wonder why that line isn't painted in an obviously different color so as not to be mistaken for the centerline. Make it blue to correspond to taxiway edge lighting. For someone li...

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by spinotter
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16163

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

Quite obvious the plane was not following the line. Actually, I'd say it was obvious that they were following the WRONG line, looking at the satellite view. Which makes me wonder why that line isn't painted in an obviously different color so as not to be mistaken for the centerline. Make it blue to...

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by spinotter
Mon May 24, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36305

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

"if Boeing does not meet its contractual commitments" If the first delivery was supposed to be last July, hasn't Boeing already violated its contractual commitments? How much has EK already paid? Shouldn't they be able to cancel and get all their deposits back (if any) right now? If so, is...

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by spinotter
Tue May 11, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cuts MNL?
Replies: 67
Views: 9881

Re: DL cuts MNL?

So perhaps DL will serve only HND, ICN, PVG, and PKX in East Asia? What do people think about NGO, KIX, and FUK? GUM and SPN?

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by spinotter
Tue May 11, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cuts MNL?
Replies: 67
Views: 9881

Re: DL cuts MNL?

Duplicate!

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by spinotter
Tue May 04, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA attacked inflight
Replies: 52
Views: 12287

Re: AA FA attacked inflight

santi319 wrote:
Omg that flight attendant is gonna be so rich with that lawsuit that AA has comming its way? You don’t divert for someone actively attacking a crewmember? Absolutely outrageous.


For all we know, the crew member who was attacked may have preferred to continue to NYC.

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by spinotter
Sat May 01, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much is Traffic Recovering?
Replies: 46
Views: 8363

Re: How Much is Traffic Recovering?

Sokes wrote:
Enough to spread new mutations around the world in days.


Covid-19 is not going away. For those of us who have been vaccinated, there is much less risk. We have to start living a "normal" life sometime.

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by spinotter
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)
Replies: 58
Views: 9013

Re: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)

Main reason is due to Covid, Maldives is generally open without too many restrictions. Maldives has become very popular now due to Covid restrictions elsewhere, but even before it was fast gaining popularity. Also the plane remains in Male for nearly 11 hours, must be the same crew returning. Would...

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by spinotter
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25
Replies: 40
Views: 8787

Re: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25

What I immediately wondered is how fighting among passengers can possibly do them any good as far as getting on the flight or not. The airline is not going to reward the knockout champion in a brawl with a lower number in the standby list, so what is the point?

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by spinotter
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guangzhou (CAN / ZGGG) overtakes ATL, busiest airport worldwide
Replies: 48
Views: 5899

Re: Guangzhou (CAN / ZGGG) overtakes ATL, busiest airport worldwide

Kunming ahead of all US airports in passenger numbers except Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth? 2020 is a remarkable year in aviation!

Edit: Looking once more, I guess Denver outpaced Kunming too, but just barely. Who would have thunk it?

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by spinotter
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta’s SLC hub-What’s next?
Replies: 51
Views: 6690

Re: Delta’s SLC hub-What’s next?

bradyj23 wrote:
ICN once international comes back. Pretty sure Ed is on record saying he wants to add it.


Salt Lake City to Seoul? Doesn't sound too reasonable to me. But let the future tell.

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by spinotter
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announces ANC/DRO/GJT/FCA
Replies: 53
Views: 7439

Re: Frontier Announces ANC/DRO/GJT/FCA

No we don't get taxes enough to have public transport in all these places. GJT, ANC do though. Ir did last time I was either place. Is it so bad that Americans want to have a transport mode (rental car) that is on their own schedule and goes where they want and don't want to have to travel with oth...

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by spinotter
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'
Replies: 54
Views: 12999

Re: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'

itisi wrote:
why are so many people flying anyway?


On a.net, the more people flying the better.

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by spinotter
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 737MAX at FLL?
Replies: 10
Views: 2634

Re: WN 737MAX at FLL?

How far could WN make it into South America if they decide to give it a go from FLL? BSB? You're dreaming. WN couldn't even make MEX work from any U.S. origin. MEX, the fifth highest passenger volume international destination airport from the U.S., ahead of FRA and NRT. Anything in Brazil would be ...

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by spinotter
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?
Replies: 110
Views: 13654

Re: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?

Any trip less than 350 miles is easier and quicker by car, even by your own plane sometimes based on total door-to-door travel time. And that’s in the NE corridor. Not sure what augmented interstates are, but I’m certain I don’t need driving aids that merely enable distracted driving. Sit down, put...

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by spinotter
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 13893

Re: Sunday Delta Cancellations?

What a fiasco. Thanksgiving, Christmas and now Easter. Everyone who bought tickets thinking the middle seat would be blocked is going to be very pissed this weekend. Well since they were the only carrier that kept the policy this long ( WN dropped it recently) that sure wouldn’t upset me. That's li...

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by spinotter
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 13893

Re: Sunday Delta Cancellations?

The 75 flights represent 3% of their flights. While there will be cases of people forced to sit together on some flights, that's far from enough cancellations to force every flight to be full. The situation around Thanksgiving was far more dramatic with more than 500 flights being cancelled. But wi...

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by spinotter
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 482
Views: 10743

Re: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After Battle With Europe

I have to wonder what complaints WestJet raised. Across the Atlantic, they're the only entity on the Canadian end who could provide competition. Seek, and ye shall find: “As a result of this decision, Air Canada will hold: - A combined 94 per cent share of Canadian carrier capacity to Europe. - An ...

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by spinotter
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 at CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 5093

Re: Delta 757 at CLT

As has been mentioned in other threads, DL is picking up some cargo work using 757s this month. DL88XX flight numbers, DL89XX flight numbers are for NBA I believe https://i.imgur.com/2grdNPh.png https://www.linkedin.com/posts/delta-cargo_we-are-looking-forward-to-our-april-schedule-activity-6782716...

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by spinotter
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 482
Views: 10743

Re: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After Battle With Europe

So many are predicting that Air Transat will fail by itself. Is that because of Covid only? Was AT a going concern before the pandemic? Is Canada or Québec giving financial assistance to the airline?

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by spinotter
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SCOOP: Boeing 757NG launch imminent with Delta and Icelandair
Replies: 32
Views: 5618

Re: SCOOP: Boeing 757NG launch imminent with Delta and Icelandair

I have always enjoyed flying in a 757, once transatlantic AMS-EWR. Is it because it was a single aisle that it was dropped, or what?

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by spinotter
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Butterfly Business Class Seat
Replies: 11
Views: 2973

Re: Butterfly Business Class Seat

LBJ - "I don't like muley-lookin' things,"

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by spinotter
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18644

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

44 Years ago today: On 27 March 1977 a KLM Boeing 747 and a PanAm Boeing 747 collided on the Tenerife, Spain runway in fog; killing all 248 KLM occupants and 335 out of 396 PanAm occupants [world's worst air accident] For details go to: https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19770327-0 ...

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by spinotter
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds BOS-KEF
Replies: 51
Views: 10515

Re: Delta Adds BOS-KEF

Three daily 757s? Overkill? What kind of load factors do people predict on these flights?

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by spinotter
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next airline to get a new livery?
Replies: 34
Views: 3901

Re: Next airline to get a new livery?

Delta is due for a refresh. The current design as a whole looks modern enough, but the small "Delta" titles on the front look so 2010-ish (especially on the Airbuses). I'd like to see them use block titles on the existing livery. Delta Connection won't have to be modified at all since blo...

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by spinotter
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia Unveils Special Livery For Its Second A332
Replies: 37
Views: 9589

Re: Air Serbia Unveils Special Livery For Its Second A332

Good to see Air Serbia with service to the USA again. Am I misremembering, or didn't the former Yugoslav airline serve Chicago, Detroit, and even Cleveland? But what is happening to YU-ARA? With two Airbus widebodies they could go to daily and serve other North American cities.

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by spinotter
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada retro A220 revealed
Replies: 23
Views: 3396

Re: Air Canada retro A220 revealed

Meh. We've had that retro livery before. We need the 1970s scheme with the black cockpit anti-glare panel: https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-Canada/Lockheed-L-1011-385-1-TriStar-1/829/L I wouldn't call the TCA livery on the A223 " Meh ", on the contrary, I think it looks way better than...

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by spinotter
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 139
Views: 14854

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

I can understand wanting to lose the Mccarran name due to the racist and anti sematic background, but honestly, they should have gone for a neutral name like Las Vegas International. Harry has done a lot for Las Vegas and Nevada, but something neutral would be better. Why? And neutral is not neutra...

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by spinotter
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Royal Imperial service, fancy TPAC/TATL dining in 1980s?
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: Northwest Royal Imperial service, fancy TPAC/TATL dining in 1980s?

As long as Northwest Orient and then Northwest Airlines existed, I was a NW enthusiast, but who could go along with a service named "Royal Imperial"? For kings AND emperors, emperors in second place? Tacky in the extreme. Minneapolis dreams of elegance!

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by spinotter
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12085

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

This global warming is freezing us to death! If this was a dig at human-caused change in weather and climate, it wasn't a good one. The scenario we are dealing with is climate change, which is caused by humans. This climate change comes with a lot of effects. Extreme heat-waves (often mislabled as ...

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by spinotter
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1885
Views: 248779

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Theyre on it. A lot of hotels are offering free stay if youtest positive for 7 days or until you test negative. I’m aware but not everyone can afford to be out of the country for that long. Some have non-remote work, homes to take care of, other responsibilities, etc. Anything that possibly prevent...

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by spinotter
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1419
Views: 238826

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

American Airlines is bringing back the option of pre-order meals on transcontinental flights, as well as its services between the mainland US and Hawaii. From February 10th, the airline will offer meals on select services with ordering available up to 24 hours before the flight takes off. https://s...

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by spinotter
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 31296

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

The EU issued a report on how a single flight to Ireland led to 59 lab-confirmed cases of COVID. Many were asymptomatic and had onward transmissions in the community in the weeks after. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EshPdd_UUAAUe8E?format=jpg&name=900x900 https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/...

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by spinotter
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/19/2021:AA CLT-AEX/LFT,DFWDAB;AS Out SBP-PDX/SAN,SANSBA;DL ATL-ANC/JAC/BZN/RNO;MSP-FAI/JAC;UA Cuts HOB/MMH
Replies: 81
Views: 13329

Re: OAG Changes 1/19/2021:AA CLT-AEX/LFT,DFWDAB;AS Out SBP-PDX/SAN,SANSBA;DL ATL-ANC/JAC/BZN/RNO;MSP-FAI/JAC;UA Cuts HOB

https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/01/20/exclusive-boutique-air-announces-three-new-destinations/ Looks like Boutique has also announced three new routes. Only one of which was in this weeks update. Very interesting additions by the airline. CDR-RAP is...ummm...interesting. Could it be the tail end of a...

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by spinotter
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/5/2021:DL Resumes RDU-AUS/JAX/LAS, Ups FLL to 3X;B6 Trims MAR
Replies: 47
Views: 11302

Re: OAG Changes 1/5/2021:DL Resumes RDU-AUS/JAX/LAS, Ups FLL to 3X;B6 Trims MAR

For a moment I thought that this was today's posting - now I understand it was two weeks ago. But while looking, I came across this entry: HZ RZH-VVO What is this? Vladivostok I get, but the airline code shows up as Sat Airways (defunct), and RZH as a shuttered airport in Quartz Hill, Lancaster, CA....

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by spinotter
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest finally coming to Fresno!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1920

Re: Southwest finally coming to Fresno!!!

KCaviator wrote:
PSP, ORF, MTJ, and ICT are my guesses.


You forgot PWM and JAN

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by spinotter
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 31296

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Article in the NY Times today dealing with the probable surge in infections after the holiday surge in airline passengers: "American airports had their busiest day of the pandemic on Saturday...1,192,881 passengers..." https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/03/world/covid19-coronavirus In my...

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by spinotter
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 513
Views: 88153

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Air Canada has an amazing board of directors. The ceo is merely a puppet. Quite the puppet, Hey! Before joining Air Canada, Rovinescu was the managing partner of Montreal law firm Stikeman Elliott LLP, and for over 20 years practiced in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. W...

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by spinotter
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible AA/AS merger in the future?
Replies: 43
Views: 3267

Re: Possible AA/AS merger in the future?

slvfly wrote:
Better question is why does this forum have such a massive fetish for mergers?


Because the airlines themselves have such a fetish for mergers?

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by spinotter
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal
Replies: 141
Views: 22629

Re: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal

jfklganyc wrote:
Walk is freaking ridiculous.

Facility was nice and modern


And were there really no moving sidewalks along your long walk, or at least will they exist eventually?

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by spinotter
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 332175

Re: American Airlines Adds CLT-HNL

pmanni1 wrote:
And I thought HNL-DFW was an unbearably long flight


Until recently, HA flew JFK-HNL and even BOS-HNL nonstop if I remember correctly.

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by spinotter
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about export of MD80s to Iran and sanctions
Replies: 37
Views: 5294

Re: Question about export of MD80s to Iran and sanctions

This is the first time I've ever seen "MD80" and "technology" in the same sentence. Check again. Your post was the first to mention both in the same sentence Ahh, yes. I meant same discussion. :spin: I have learned that on a.net, in fact on most online discussion boards, one mus...

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by spinotter
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of AUS/BNA/RDU
Replies: 133
Views: 12704

Re: The Future of AUS/BNA/RDU

AUS is a mess in every imaginable way. I just can't see AUS growing that much with DFW and IAD so close, relatively speaking. Then again, DFW is horrendous, but it keeps growing for some stupid reason, so who knows... BNA probably has the brightest outlook. Growing market not close to any major hub...

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by spinotter
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of AUS/BNA/RDU
Replies: 133
Views: 12704

Re: The Future of AUS/BNA/RDU

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/coronavirus-google-delays-office-return-eyes-permanent-change-to-part-remote/ar-BB1bVzsj Google has said eyes permanent change to part-remote. San Francisco social media firm Twitter said in May that employees whose jobs allow remote work could continue wor...

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by spinotter
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will Heathrow go back to using all 4 terminals?
Replies: 29
Views: 5734

Re: When will Heathrow go back to using all 4 terminals?

Excellent. I heard the current schedule is: Departure: 9 am April 1st, 2299 Arrival: Noon December 31st, 2500 Great I would have an age of 540 years. Is the booking system open ? You calculation is neglecting to consider time dilation effects :) Two hundred years to complete a voyage of four light ...

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by spinotter
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will Heathrow go back to using all 4 terminals?
Replies: 29
Views: 5734

Re: When will Heathrow go back to using all 4 terminals?

Probably when Covid is over and Britain recover from brexit. So... Anyone with a crystal ball here? More seriously, at the latest on time for new flight to Alpha Centauri on Virgin-this-time-really-Galactic. Excellent. I heard the current schedule is: Departure: 9 am April 1st, 2299 Arrival: Noon D...

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by spinotter
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL
Replies: 202
Views: 25958

Re: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL

If Canadians can fill planes from YYT to MCO, an island with almost half the population of Oahu, surely HA have the potential to make 2 x week work from HNL. Plus they have Asian connection capabilities. I like YYT - enough to keep going back... but people from YYT aren't leaving Hawaii behind when...

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by spinotter
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/8/2020:Q1 Takedown AA/BA/DL/G4/NK/UA;UA Adds ORD-RDM
Replies: 45
Views: 12982

Re: OAG Changes 12/8/2020:Q1 Takedown AA/BA/DL/G4/NK/UA;UA Adds ORD-RDM

Misfile? Eqp is 77W. *VA GTP-LAX JAN 0>0.5[0] FEB 0>0.5[0] MAR 0>0.5[0] APR 0>0.5[0] MAY 0>0.5[0] JUN 0>0.5[0] JUL 0>0.5[0] AUG 0>0.5[0] SEP 0>0.5[0] Grants Pass, Oregon? That 4,000 foot runway might be a bit too short... What could it be a misfile for? Any Australian airports with a similar code?

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by spinotter
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today [04DEC].
Replies: 156
Views: 13585

Re: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today.

Yes Pan Am...Bob's Shoe Emporium same thing :roll: Not much difference. Who remembers Cunard Lines nowadays, and yet they were in the same rank 100 years ago as Pan American was somewhat later. No one except a historian will know who or what Pan Am was a few decades from now. Cunard are still going...

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by spinotter
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today [04DEC].
Replies: 156
Views: 13585

Re: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today.

It's just a company that went bankrupt, no different to a small store on your local shopping street.... hundreds of other companies go bankrupt across the world every day and the world carries on Yes Pan Am...Bob's Shoe Emporium same thing :roll: Not much difference. Who remembers Cunard Lines nowa...

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