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by csavel
Sat May 18, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6319

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

Coming late to the party but Best, AMS, DUB, DFW, MIA (Yes MIA if you take American Domestic to Intl, lotta windows for spotting) Worst LFW (filthiest airport I've ever been to), CDG, of course and ATL, Apparently Southern Hospitality doesn't carry over to the airport staff. I. hate. ATL. I am a nat...

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by csavel
Sat May 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 1864

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

Hmm, this is hard to answer because the airlines have more control over how comfortable your seat is, but Id say short-haul, the E-jets, for the reason that others say, 2x2 and big windows. Can't wait to fly the Maplebus. Long-haul, I rather like the A-330 window seat near that huge wing. plus the 7...

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by csavel
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718178

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

OK Correct me if this has been mentioned - after 18 pages, it is hard to remember, but Assuming it is MCAS related, people will say that after Lionair, all pilots should know how to turn it off, but, would there be enough time for simulator training, and drill after drill after drill? Would there ev...

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by csavel
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718178

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

What is the criteria for grounding a plane in this modern age? I see arguments for both sides. Aviation has become so safe, and EIS is usually fairly painless that two crashes of a type so early in service is worrisome. Especially since, at first glance to a layperson, they seem similar. I am sure t...

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by csavel
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus RJ85 new livery
Replies: 14
Views: 3859

Re: Aer Lingus RJ85 new livery

Pikachu shamrock strikes again. Yeah, not a fan either.

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by csavel
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former JFK international terminal and tower
Replies: 27
Views: 4971

Re: Former JFK international terminal and tower

I could understand love for the Pan Am and TWA terminals, Please don’t ever pretend to love the old international building. No windows, old sterile hallways, public address system that didnt work. Bad setup. Just one big mess. That being knocked down was the best thing that could ever happen to JFK...

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by csavel
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand flight turns back half-way to China
Replies: 36
Views: 8820

Re: Air New Zealand flight turns back half-way to China

I am actually curious how this works. I mean if a scheduled flight from country A to country B goes the country B every day, I would think there would be some sort of blanket permission for that scheduled flight so you don't have to file paperwork and get permission for each and every flight. Of cou...

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by csavel
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories
Replies: 42
Views: 4659

Re: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories

I used to fly to FLL monthly in the late 70s to visit my father. Fond memories of Delta L1011's from JFK and my first Airbus ride on an Eastern A300. I remember those train tracks because they were at grade, meaning if a train was coming through, the gates would go down and you would have to wait at...

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by csavel
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93307

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Frankly, I think the new branding is awful. The riot of green on an Aer Lingus A330 signals you are in Ireland even before you leave your home airport. There is no other airline like it. The b-o-o-o-ring Eurowhite and lighter green of the shamrock signals that Ireland is experiencing a major drought...

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by csavel
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling
Replies: 48
Views: 15111

Re: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling

The image of a 200kg fat American (or fat anybody) having his rear wiped by a "stewardess" is an image I wish I could permanently delete from my personal memory banks.
Are these not allowed in carry-on?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003DQU8P0

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by csavel
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 15200

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

Newark is way more convenient if you are in Midtown or Downtown Manhattan. ~30 min on NJ Transit from Penn Station, or ~20 min on PATH+NJ Transity from WTC Public transit takes almost an hour to JFK (on the A train) Traffic is bad in either direction, maybe JFK gets a slight edge if you are taking ...

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by csavel
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 118221

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

I find it hard to believe a UA B6 merger would ever happen - even in today's more lax business climate. United would either have to give up its EWR focus hub (ain't EVER gonna happen) or would have to lose B6's operation in JFK. If the latter, it wouldn't make United a bigger player in the NY metro ...

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by csavel
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 83
Views: 20404

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

Maybe someone could open a dialogue with her by bringing her a present, for example a model LH plane. Instead of dragging her image across the internet, try and do something positive for her. You know, that’s a fantastic idea. I think I will do that. This is restoring my faith in humanity. I hope i...

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by csavel
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Christmas song
Replies: 24
Views: 1129

Re: The correct Christmas song

Fairytale of New York.

Yeah I know nobody will agree, but...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8

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by csavel
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 74
Views: 17511

Re: Rumor: AA to end CLT-HAV

Considering that US citizen touristic travel to Cuba is still prohibited, the waiting list for hotels must be for Canadian and European travelers. I've always wondered why there was such a rush to have all these flights from the US to Cuba when US citizens cannot yet travel there as tourists. From ...

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by csavel
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thanksgiving, Turkeys, and Turkish Airlines
Replies: 15
Views: 1843

Re: Thanksgiving, Turkeys, and Turkish Airlines

Hi gokmengs I am really not sure what the point is you are trying to make. I fear we are arguing about two separate things. Your last post actually proves (mostly) my point. I was wrong about the guinea fowl native to east africa, actually thought it was native to west Africa as well as North Africa...

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by csavel
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thanksgiving, Turkeys, and Turkish Airlines
Replies: 15
Views: 1843

Re: Thanksgiving, Turkeys, and Turkish Airlines

So does Turkey's flag carrier do something special on Thanksgiving for its US routes, given that the holiday centers around the turkey bird? Wow what an ignorant thread and amazing its not locked by our normally sensitive hard working mods. The English name for the country Turkiye Cumhuriyeti and t...

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by csavel
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 12266

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

Yeah, quads tend to be great at hot and high because you only lose 25% with an engine out. I thought twins were actually good at hot and high because you have to be able to lose 50% with engine out which means each engine has to pack a lot of power. For example, wasn't July in Denver one factor (of...

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by csavel
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 12266

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

Yeah, quads tend to be great at hot and high because you only lose 25% with an engine out. I thought twins were actually good at hot and high because you have to be able to lose 50% with engine out which means each engine has to pack a lot of power. For example, wasn't July in Denver one factor (of...

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by csavel
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 78
Views: 7827

Re: Unusual airline routes

seb146, I totally agree and it is something I've been arguing about since I joined. Basically the influence of ethnic populations generating a route is overestimated. First-generation immigrants may want to return but they are very price-sensitive,probably will go back when the kids are out of schoo...

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by csavel
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's end Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 65
Views: 3696

Re: Let's end Daylight Saving Time

What we should have is more time zones!!! Look at Chicago. it is the easternmost part of Central time so during the longest day of the year sunrise is at 5:15 and sunset is at 8:28. Detroit which is towards the western end of Eastern time has the same hours of daylight as Chicago, yet the longest da...

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by csavel
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 78
Views: 7827

Re: Unusual airline routes

From LAX it must be the SV route to JED. With no tourism to KSA This is a common misconception. Tourism is Saudi Arabia's 2nd source of revenue. Saudi Arabia had 18 million tourists in 2016; more than popular destinations like India, Netherlands, Portugal or Brazil. https://data.worldbank.org/indic...

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by csavel
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly
Replies: 29
Views: 3222

Re: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly

Delta: Pro: Best of US majors in terms of service. Great friendly staff. Terminal 4 and LGA are better than most other NY area terminals Com: Pricey, IFE is not much to write home about, ATL is awful to xfer in. JetBlue: Pro: Great out of NY, great IFE, awesome legroom Con: Wx means a sh*t storm of...

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by csavel
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories
Replies: 18
Views: 15673

Re: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories

"I think afterwards my mum might have slipped me a tablet" could be the best line from any trip report EVER!!!

Great TR thanks for the enjoyable reading.

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by csavel
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 106
Views: 22817

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

My neighbor is Ethiopian doctor and seemingly whenever family members travel home they took Emirates or Turkish. He once told me bottom of barrel traffic flew ET and Saudia for what its worth. What a snob. He could fly Ethiopian from LAX to Addis but instead takes a slower connection on Emirates or...

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by csavel
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2338

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

I think there are two separate issues. The enhanced screening where you get screened twice, once normally and then once at the gate seems par for the course now. Happened on almost every int'l flight I've been on. In JNB I got to the gate early and was sleeping when they asked everyone to leave and ...

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by csavel
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net is moving to the Google Cloud Platform
Replies: 35
Views: 5709

Re: Airliners.net is moving to the Google Cloud Platform

While I am an active participant in the Civil Aviation forum, I have found today that all my activity between September 2017 and July 24 2018 is no longer posted. I sure hope that there is no data loss that will happen as part of this migration, for this community is about user contributed content....

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by csavel
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 5455

Re: Rename PHX

Sky Harbor is a great name. It should be kept. Also when airports or bridges are renamed after politicians, most of the time the public doesn't get a say and the public will defiantly still keep using the old name. More people, especially DC natives call DCA National Airport rather than Reagan Natio...

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by csavel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Truth Isn't Truth
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: Truth Isn't Truth

Funny thing is as much as I loathe this guy and Drumpf, i think I sort of I get where he is coming from. In a very inarticulate matter, Giuliani was basically saying it was a "he said, he said" situation and which version is the truth, who actually knows? He actually has a point. Of course...

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by csavel
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 13109

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

I still don't get why Airbus allow itself to be dependant on US technology for their aircraft. They must have known that this day would come ? It wouldn't make any difference of they DIDN'T source components and systems in the U.S. If Airbus sold aircraft to Iran it could be prohibited from selling...

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by csavel
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5298

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Yeah, I don't see it happening, other than as a prestige route. The only likely place is JFK. Long shot LAX but much further. Longer shot DTW, yeah I know huge Lebanese and Arab diaspora, but as I've noted before, that diaspora has got to be much larger than you think to generate pax who will sit up...

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by csavel
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12239

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

just going to hypothesize for a minute. is it possible that the man was *masturbating in his sleep?* Yes it can and does happen, probably every one here has had an erotic dream and woke up to find his/her hand attached to that person's joy bits. Is it possible that the woman made the complaint in a ...

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by csavel
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16909

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

1. Considering so many fellow passengers went to her defense and then were thrown off themselves - while not proving it was the flight attendant's fault (i wasn't there) certainly makes me think the problem lies more with her than with the passenger. I mean if the passenger really had an attitude wo...

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by csavel
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US
Replies: 81
Views: 2762

Re: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US

I read Sonny Barger's autobiography. For those who don't know he was one of the founders of the Hells Angels - he was the archetype of the badass American biker. He admitted he now rode Hondas, said Harleys didn't have the workmanship of Hondas and were junk. Thus I was surprised to see that Harleys...

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by csavel
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where the busiest airport is not in or near the capital
Replies: 34
Views: 2584

Re: Countries where the busiest airport is not in or near the capital

Benin

Capital Porto-Novo
Biggest city and busiest airport is Cotonou

although they are only like 40km apart

and of course Bhutan has got Thimpu as capitol but Paro as its sole international airport.

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by csavel
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NY Mets games/concerts at Shea Stadium with LGA traffic going over
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: NY Mets games/concerts at Shea Stadium with LGA traffic going over

Well for most of the Shea era the Mets were pretty pathetic so it offered something to see when the Mets were losing. But a lot of people are right, back in the olden days, a 727 or DC9 screaming out of LGA was *loud!*. PS I spent some time at Georgetown University in the early 80s, damn loved those...

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by csavel
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 13078

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Tommy, you’ve been though a similar situation in the 80’s and as much you were against Reagan’s position you can’t argue w the results. Sanctions? Who on earth still dreaming it's all caused by sanctions? And China? Do you think you can influence how a regional power treat its ally if not for the f...

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by csavel
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 17466

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

From the article: "His story is now going to be told in How To Start An Airline"

Why do I feel this is less about starting an airline, Sharia-compliant or not and more about promoting the documentary and himself as new niche reality TV star. The airline is just a storyline.

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by csavel
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 77
Views: 7816

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

It is more difficult now because the people-to-people thing is tightened up. You have to go with an organized tour group. Blech. That also tends to make things very expensive. Add to that if you are going for a while you must bring all cash and even in the all-inclusives your US credit card won't wo...

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by csavel
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about in-flight medical emergencies re: CPR through approach and landing
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Question about in-flight medical emergencies re: CPR through approach and landing

Just a week ago, i was on a flight from PAP to JFK and this happened about 30 minutes before touchdown. Luckily there was a medical missionary team on the flight so like 20 medical professionals to assist. I didn't see everything but I was close enough to business class (where the passenger was) to ...

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by csavel
Sat May 19, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 3808

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

"New York City, New York." People, as a native New Yorker, it isn't like Kansas City where City is part of the actual city's name, the proper name of the city is just New York . fine say New York City if you need to distinguish it from New York State but if it is obvious that you are talk...

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by csavel
Sat May 19, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 3808

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Websites using the US flag to indicate the ENGLISH webpage really gets up my date, it should use the Union Flag, it’s not like the Mexican flag is used for Spanish or the Brazilian for Portuguese. I know the reason why most Americans can’t identify the Union Flag and associate it with the ENGLISH l...

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by csavel
Sun May 06, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 11498

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

I'm surprised they're going via ACC to be honest, when they have a successful hub at DUB already - DUB has no link to Texas, is high-yielding in its own right, and a DUB stop makes for a shorter overall routing than with an ACC one: Cheers, C. I'm not actually. I imagine with the oil industry in Te...

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by csavel
Sat May 05, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 20060

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It’s a shame that none of those high speed rail markets are in the US. WAS-NYC is still in the US last time I checked... And no, it’s not a shame that we don’t have more high speed rail markets in the US. While the current US rail infrastructure was built to haul people and goods to open up the Ame...

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by csavel
Tue May 01, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 30
Views: 3003

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Vancouver BC is close enough to Vancouver Washington that a puddle jumper could land at Vancouver Washington's general aviation airport.

If Downsview airport in North York (part of Toronto) had commercial service we could have North York to New York, that'd be cool!

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by csavel
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan
Replies: 101
Views: 17051

Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan

I have not yet seen a thread on this. Mods, of course pls delete if a thread already exists. Per an article in Foreign Policy, " http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/27/china-threatens-u-s-airlines-over-taiwan-references-united-american-flight-beijing/ " The article states that letters have be...

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by csavel
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert
Replies: 37
Views: 12794

Re: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert

@Max Q, I hope not!!! At least not yet. But my point remains, it isn't the inanimate object itself but what it symbolizes to the person. Similar to how a national flag is in essence a piece of cloth but a lot of people will get very angry if you "desecrate" that piece of cloth. PS That als...

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by csavel
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert
Replies: 37
Views: 12794

Re: ‘Sad ending’

Buildings are inanimate objects but if an old beautiful building meets the wrecking ball, especially a building that holds fond memories (your first love had an apartment in it) then the feeling you have, the memories of good times, the knowledge that time passes and you are closer to the grim reape...

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by csavel
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light
Replies: 42
Views: 7187

Re: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light

This is fascinating. Some surprises for me at least is that not a single Japanese airport makes the top 5. Assume it is because the Narita/Haneda split. Also Los Angeles is in the top five only for London (would have assumed more) .

Thanks for an interesting thread.

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by csavel
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10822

Re: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?

Pardon the ignorance, but the airline pays the overflight fees, correct? if that is so, then do airlines negotiate different fees? In other words, maybe either American began to reroute in preparation for fees they aren't willing to pay or as a sort of "protest" to basically say, if you tr...

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