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by SuseJ772
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8802

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

On the opposite end of things will we ever see commercial airliners flying between 45,000 and say 70,000 feet on flights over 4 hours long? They certainly wouldn't be operating above FL600. Controlled airspace only extends to FL600 (in the US, anyway). That said, I don't think that flying that high...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATL Airspace vs. NYC Airspace
Replies: 11
Views: 2258

ATL Airspace vs. NYC Airspace

I was reviewing some charts this evening and noticed that ATL Class B goes all the way up to 12,500. This seemed high as I thought most ended at 10,000. So I checked to see what NYC was thinking it may be 12,500 under the assumption that the "super busy" Class-B's may now go up to 12,500. ...

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by SuseJ772
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 28521

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

log0008 wrote:
Let the exodus begin

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That’s pretty cool.

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by SuseJ772
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 28521

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

Hurricane forecast models are still all over the place for this one, and the clock is counting down. First Domestic Cancellation packages are expected late Saturday into Sunday Morning. This could affect everything from South Florida to the Northeast in the coming days. Or not. Mike’s Weather Page ...

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by SuseJ772
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 28448

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

I would be surprised to see BA just concede the leisure market to DY at TPA in favor of LHR, unless they add LHR in conjunction to LGW. BA has been in the TPA-LGW for a long time and DY is fairly new and is getting good loads, but I can't see that as a market BA is wanting to move out of. Same coul...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA changes rules for KCM starting August 28th
Replies: 30
Views: 5626

Re: TSA changes rules for KCM starting August 28th

What was abused? I still don’t understand the need for the change.

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by SuseJ772
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unaccompanied Minor Rules 1977
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Unaccompanied Minor Rules 1977

I do not know. I wasn’t born until 1982. But I could see this being a reality. Especially if you could be dropped off at the gate and picked up at the gate like you could in 1977. That’s really the difference that makes this unfathomable now. TSA and not being able to escort to the gate. But it was ...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 21500

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

Genuine question: how hard would it be for a CX pilot to get a job in Europe or the US? I feel for the pilots at Cathay. You were/are apart of great, modern airline with a very “Western” lifestyle. This now threatens a lot of that. Your job is in high demand globally. If it were me, I’d seriously be...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar
Replies: 16
Views: 6734

Re: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar

On a first date with who is now my wife I couldn’t get her door fully shut and latched on the way home from CHA to AHN. I just told her, “we’ll be fine, just don’t fall out” :) I admit I wasn’t too worried about it as I figured between the seat belt, and the slipstream at 120kts it would be pretty d...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 7649

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

Prost wrote:
I would not have thought that SYD was closer to SEA than SIN. I’m always learning.


Yeah. To me, SIN always seems like this weird place that somehow is always farther from everything in the states.

The one that also gets me is SFO is closer to HNL than LAX. I will never understand that one.

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by SuseJ772
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 23
Views: 10053

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

djvalume wrote:
Exit sign fell right off...

That’s what I noticed too. I *guessing* it didn’t fall off but instead something bumped into it and knocked it off. If it fell off that is some pretty violent turbulence and poor design.

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by SuseJ772
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

I don’t get why Southwest is so much slower to release schedules than the big 3. Even with out the Max situation.

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by SuseJ772
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO of Norwegian resigns
Replies: 19
Views: 6066

Re: CEO of Norwegian resigns

It could also be health.

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by SuseJ772
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RAT Deployment and ETOPS
Replies: 28
Views: 2553

RAT Deployment and ETOPS

How screwed is an ETOPS situation where a engine has to be shutdown and their is a failure of a RAT deployment. Assuming a modern wide body aircraft like the 787, A350, A380, etc...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6196

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

This hands down is why I hate flying the A321. If it weren’t for the fact it is the worst boarding experience it would be a great plane. Likewise, the 757 would be awful if not for the common 2L/R boarding. It’s just too long of an aircraft in single aisle.

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by SuseJ772
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21290

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

I just flew Korean A380 from JFK to ICN and then flew DL A359 from ICN-ATL. This was in Main Cabin, and by far, DL was better. Better food. Better alcohol. Better FAs. Better in flight entertainment. Even compared to EK the year before going to MCO-DXB-MLE, I’d say it is neck and neck economy produc...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18284

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Is it a political campaign? It seems that there are people that know who owns this plane. What is preventing people from sharing it? I didn’t think of that. Maybe. My thought was it was an entire family, including extended family, and it might be a bit more difficult to figure out who to notify. Th...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18284

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

It is interesting that other pilots characterized it as the engine sound indicating a reduced-thrust takeoff, though they didn't know whether that was intentional. 8 pax and bags plus a crew of 2 on an 1100-mile flight isn't a lightly-loaded B350i. 10 Texans plus the bags of ten Texans is going to ...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18284

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

It is a very sad event. I have flown in King Airs more than any private aircraft (N34LT in my case, the last time out of SPG).

I am going out on a limb but 10 people on a holiday weekend to my home airport of SPG is likely a whole family going on vacation (as opposed to a business trip). Very sad.

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by SuseJ772
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18284

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Believe this is the flight https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/n534ff I live about half a mile away from this airport and have to wonder if the pilot purposefully ditched into the hangar to avoid ground losses. Everything around the airport is residential. Have you ever seen a plane a twin l...

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by SuseJ772
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 7374

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

Simple answer: no, not always. I will say I find it easier to “hear” ATC when I am flying a plane versus on the ground. For one, I find when I have a specific tail number (or flight number for the airline guys) you hear it in a way that pops out versus when you are just listening to everyone. Of cou...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 5924

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

Does the FAA monitor these type of aircraft like they do a scheduled airline ? These are passangers carrying planes which should be subject to strict inspections by the FAA. The oversight by regional FSDOs into any for hire operation is low at best. There are plenty of passenger charter firms who p...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14964

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

It amazes me that CHS goes via LHR but TPA goes via LGW. Nothing against CHS but I would have thought TPA would have a higher premium market than CHS.

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by SuseJ772
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Stratolaunch shutting down. Fate of Stratolauncher unclear.
Replies: 13
Views: 3268

Re: Rumor: Stratolaunch shutting down. Fate of Stratolauncher unclear.

I had a thought, which I am certain is wrong, but it does have me curious. The design of it always looked almost unbelievable to me that structurally it would hold up. The spar/wing between the two fuselages seemed to be a weak point to me. Like in heavy turbulence would it snap? It just seems like ...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 7026

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

Landing flaps are a different setting than takeoff settings. Takeoff is usually less so a retraction would have to take place anyways.

But the real reason is less probability of damage from FOD while taxing (with a low wing aircraft) and better visibility in small high wing aircraft.

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by SuseJ772
Thu May 30, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 77
Views: 927

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

After living in LA and then moving to Atlanta, I can say ATL traffic has nothing on LA. Then moving from ATL to Tampa, all I can say is Tampa and Central Florida have nothing on ATL. There may be some good reasons for LAL service (central Florida snow birds, the businesses based there), but I4 traff...

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by SuseJ772
Mon May 27, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage
Replies: 17
Views: 6021

Re: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage

There are too many of these in China. I think it was a DL 744 a ways back that had a similar situation (not sure what it’s fate was but I think it sat in China for a long time). I of course don’t know all the details here, but if this is their inability to divert around due to airspace limitation or...

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by SuseJ772
Sun May 26, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16475

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

My two Europe trips this year will be utilizing the amazing services of VS 744 MCO-LGW from there I can get anywhere on U2 When was the last time you rode a DL 763? You're either trolling or ignorant on their interior. I flew to GRU on it which was almost 10 hours and it was way better than my BA 7...

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by SuseJ772
Sun May 26, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16475

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlinjqcR1nY


That was fun. Wished I could have been on the flight.
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sonicruiser wrote:


That was fun. Wished I could have been on the flight.

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 25, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 54
Views: 8775

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

Honestly, I stopped watching the news and other propaganda machines. I'll deal with it when and IF it happens. We have so little control over things in life. Save a few bucks, learn a few skills and should catastrophe hit (natural or man made), you'll be able to handle it better than others. This i...

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 25, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16475

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

What was the load factor on the TPA-AMS initial flight? What is looking like for the first few months?

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 25, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 452
Views: 43241

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

With hindsight it’s easy to say that the A380 is a commercial failure. It’s just like a persons life: the older you become, more failures have been made. And you also become wiser. It looks like some of the posters over here are young..... Exactly. Also, studies have shown that the older you get th...

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers
Replies: 15
Views: 5076

Re: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers

Read an article on local Hawaii News that is reporting that a Hawaiian Airlines computer glitch overcharged some customers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Apparently the glitch impacted customers booking award tickets with miles. Instead of the miles being taken out of the customer’s accounts the...

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by SuseJ772
Thu May 23, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16475

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

I really hope this lasts. I fear it won’t. But here’s hoping.

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by SuseJ772
Mon May 20, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida
Replies: 32
Views: 4689

Re: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida

I wonder what this will mean for Sun n Fun. Sure it isn’t Oshkosh, but it’s pretty big and basically takes over the airport and then some. There are special arrival and ATC procedures and everything.

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by SuseJ772
Thu May 16, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report
Replies: 12
Views: 2235

Re: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report

Did the pilots get a TCAS advisory at all? That was one close call though. The aircraft never loss separation with the AC flight so no TCAS, only EPGWS because of Mount Wilson. 4 EPGWS “caution terrain” and 15 seconds of “pull up” AC? The AC near-disaster was at SFO. This thread is about the BR 777...

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by SuseJ772
Thu May 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report
Replies: 12
Views: 2235

Re: BR15 Dec 2016 Mt Wilson Near-Collision Final Report

Yowza. That’s pretty bad.

1500 ft lateral. 0 vertical is pretty close at around 250kts.

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by SuseJ772
Tue May 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142796

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

I think it is time to re-think the evacuation requirements too. As new models tend to become longer and longer (compared to their previous models), new criterias should be added. For example rather then only using the exits on one side, requirements such as only those exits at the front/ rear of th...

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by SuseJ772
Tue May 07, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142796

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Muscle memory is a term used for the rebound effect a previously trained person gets when they return to the gym. The brain is the issue here,any ingrained patterns of behavior in this situation should be ignored simply by the smell of smoke. That's not how the brain works. Even under "normal&...

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by SuseJ772
Mon May 06, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142796

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

https://youtu.be/9tEwozrlSt8


That definitely looks like the wing is penetrated. The fire down the runway is pretty horrifying as well
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danman132x wrote:
There's a new video I have not seen posted yet in review of the board. Inside landing video, still in motion:

https://youtu.be/9tEwozrlSt8


That definitely looks like the wing is penetrated. The fire down the runway is pretty horrifying as well

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 04, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42051

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

5:00 pm Eastern NTSB briefing notes; thanks to https://www.firstcoastnews.com/ for carrying the presser live online: ...Brunce Lanceberg VP of NTSB speaker: ...major investigation for NTSB, 16 team members at NAS Jacksonville; ...what is known... 9:49 pm landing... runway 10 landing (VP misspoke an...

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 04, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42051

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

Must have been pretty low speed at the time of entering the water, no?

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by SuseJ772
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain
Replies: 26
Views: 5243

Re: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain

CriticalPoint wrote:
That’s called the TRUKN departure. Narrowbodies fly it pretty regular but Heavys usually don’t. Recently the Departure was banned by United for 777/787 aircraft but before it was banned I flew it on a domestic flight in a 787.
Why did United ban it for 777/787

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by SuseJ772
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9122

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Lastly, seasoned parents know to carry an excessive amount of disinfectant wipes along with baby wipes & although it's not their responsibility, the parents could have cleaned it themselves to spare the child a ride sitting in barf. Any caring parent would do that, grudginly maybe but this is s...

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by SuseJ772
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 8775

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

axiom wrote:
A representative from TPA confirmed that the route is being launched on a seasonal basis, running May-October.
Bummer. But understandable.

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by SuseJ772
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 8775

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

MAH4546 wrote:
It was loaded year-round and then removed.

Hmmmmmm.... the plot thickens.

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by SuseJ772
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 8775

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

Midwestindy wrote:
FWIW, I received this last month when I asked:
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Interesting. I hope this is true. I can’t go before October but hoping next January.

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by SuseJ772
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 8775

TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

I was very excited about the TPA-AMS flight that was added by DL especially since it was daily and year round. But it appears to only be bookable through October.

Has it already been cancelled?

Or was I wrong and it was just seasonal?

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by SuseJ772
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12yo boy flies alone and unticketed from CWB to CGH
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: 12yo boy flies alone and unticketed from CWB to CGH

prebennorholm wrote:
Was his name Kevin McCallister?

You sir win the Internet today.

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by SuseJ772
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 151
Views: 45150

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Boof02671 wrote:
https://twitter.com/cbsthismorning/status/1118490854451240961?s=21

At least they used the current livery in the animation : sarcasm ;)

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