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by leader1
Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 43
Views: 2906

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

She just shared some photos of her in her residence to her WeChat account, so missing no more. Perhaps she’s keeping a low profile because, just like a lot of women in Western countries, raising of harassment allegations attract a lot of unwanted attention and she wants to privacy. If women in West...

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by leader1
Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1857

Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

With today's fractured political environment, there is no doubt that it's seeped into familial and friendship interactions. I don't think I've ever seen things as intense or confrontational as they've been the last few years. Certainly, not to the point where it's severed relationships with loved on...

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by leader1
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best days for telework
Replies: 17
Views: 884

Re: Best days for telework

I work two part-time jobs (by choice). One of them has a voluntary onsite work policy where you can go back to the office if you choose. I've only been back a few times since I started working there. They wanted to go hybrid by January, but nobody from our three offices wanted to return, so they kee...

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by leader1
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14203

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Emotion has everything to do with this case. No one would be dead if Rittenhouse hadn't shown up with the Gun. He came armed with a weapon designed to kill and used it to do so. 2 people are dead, and 1 injured. Rittenhouse bears at the least manslaughter, and at the worst 2nd degree murder. Self d...

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by leader1
Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8422

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Is America stuck in a perpetual cycle of elections, fundraising for elections, mid terms, speculation of who’ll run, campaigning, analysing, off year elections.....? In other countries it’s call an election, vote 6 weeks later, government sworn in on Monday, forget for 3 years. Uhhh...what about Ca...

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by leader1
Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8422

Re: 2021 Elections.

I know it's off year and not much going on. I feel Murphy has done well in NJ (wish he was NY Governor) and will be re-elected rather easily. All eyes on Virginia as it seems the state may elect a Red Governor. I do think Biden's horrible year is playing into this election and it will be interestin...

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by leader1
Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 367
Views: 24580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Confirming what we already know: vaccinated transmit: Yes, and people wearing seatbelts die. I'm getting tired of posting the same studies over and over again showing the faster fall-off for vaccinated breakthrough cases https://www.cdc.gov/library/covid19/images/august2021/0813_FIG4.png source: CD...

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by leader1
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 4068

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

I'm not sure if Fox management can allow this documentary to go forward - it seems ripe to set them up for lawsuits and loss of commercial sponsors. As for Carlson, he knows people lap this stuff up and is laughing all the way to the bank while driving viewers further into the rabbit hole. Fox News...

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by leader1
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Catering Staffing Shortages
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Re: Airport Catering Staffing Shortages

there has been a bunch of flights that have been delayed for catering...........since UA actually puts that on their delay updates as to why the flight didn't depart on time. Not surprising though, UA wants to pay as little as possible. Is it UA or one of their vendors? I thought Gate Gourmet handl...

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by leader1
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Catering Staffing Shortages
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Airport Catering Staffing Shortages

Just curious, but how bad are staffing shortages in catering at major airports now? My flight from EWR-LAS was delayed two hours because they couldn’t get catering done in a timely manner because they were severely understaffed. Is this a problem at most major airports? I’m not familiar with the cat...

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by leader1
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42201

Re: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor

I like the Jackson Heights proposal, way more coverage of transit options for both Subway riders and LIRR riders. It's also heading in the right direction. You get much better coverage of Manhattan than just the 7 train that just has 3 stops along the same street. All the LIRR run through and if yo...

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by leader1
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European airport expansions
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: European airport expansions

What's the status with LHR's expansion? Is it halted again? SVO planned to add a new terminal, but that's been delayed. They opened a third runway in 2019. Amsterdam is renovating terminals. Frankfurt is building the new Terminal 3 however delayed. Isn't Munich set to expand as well? Berlin has two ...

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by leader1
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rationale for unusual SYD-YVR routing
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: Rationale for unusual SYD-YVR routing

Also noticed it was an intersection takeoff from SYD. Not familiar with SYD ops, but are intersection takeoffs common there with ultra long haul flights?

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by leader1
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dune (no spoilers)
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: Dune (no spoilers)

Aesma wrote:
Is that part of the subscription or will you pay something ?


I believe it is part of the subscription plan. At least I hope so. It will only be available on HBO MAX for 31 days and then it’s only available in theaters.

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by leader1
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dune (no spoilers)
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: Dune (no spoilers)

For some odd reason, there are NO spoiler scenes on YouTube, nor is there a plot summary on Wiki even though this movie has been out for about a month already overseas. They've done a really good job of scrubbing any spoiler from the web. I'll most likely watch it tomorrow on HBO, when it's released.

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by leader1
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 43
Views: 2569

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

Kiwirob wrote:
Airstud wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
So this would also apply to religious education?


Religious education isn't publicly funded in the U.S.


I thought in a lot of US schools creationism and abstinence were the norm as opposed to evolution and sex ed?


Not true at all with public schools. Where do you get this from?

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by leader1
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42201

Re: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor

While the latest news isn’t surprising, it’s still disappointing. Hochul has done whatever she can to distance herself from everything associated with Cuomo. Infrastructure projects are no exception. I think MTA fetishists need to accept that there will be no N/W train extension to LGA, regardless o...

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by leader1
Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1301

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

In my experience, the best way to increase your pay, benefits or even your working conditions is to switch jobs. These days, it's very, very rare for someone to stay and grow your way within a company. It happens, but it's really the exception rather than the rule. With that being said, I'm in a pre...

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by leader1
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

China's Korean War propaganda movie smashes box office record https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/04/business/battle-lake-changjin-china-box-office-intl-hnk/index.html Nothing like stirring up the masses before you ......... Is it a propaganda movie more so than an American war film? The Battle of Lake Cha...

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by leader1
Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4501

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

They are appearing as bad as the Republicans with their internal war between Trumplicans and actual Republicans. Tugg Exactly. Reminds me of the GOP civil war during the advent of the Tea Party when the business/moderate Republicans brought them into their fold. Difference was that the GOP moderate...

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by leader1
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Observations about Greece
Replies: 10
Views: 1118

Re: Some Observations about Greece

My mother's from Greece and most of my relatives on that side still live there. I used to spend my summers there when I was growing up and I've been back a few times since then, but it's been a little while since my last visit. You bring up some interesting points. Growing up, I remember homelessnes...

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by leader1
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2382
Views: 396824

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

A few things regarding EWR slots. EWR is a Level 2 schedule facilitated airport. In a nutshell, it means that the airport has potential for congestion and the FAA must approve schedules at that airport ahead of time so it doesn't become a free-for-all mess. There is more flexibility compared to slot...

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by leader1
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 209964

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

My fiancée runs the pharmacy department of a major hospital in Westchester County, just north of NYC. I asked her about the breakdown of COVID admissions of vaccinated and unvaccinated patients, and she said that between 85%-90% of the hospitalizations in her hospital were unvaccinated. And of the v...

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by leader1
Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 841
Views: 569624

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

The European Union is expected to recommend on Monday that member states reinstate Covid-related travel restrictions and halt nonessential travel from the United States and five other countries, Kosovo, Israel, Montenegro, Lebanon and North Macedonia. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/eu-trave...

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by leader1
Sun Aug 29, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 65311

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021

I landed on runway 35 coming back from MCO in April on WN, I was totally disoriented during the approach as I couldn’t figure where we were until the Delaware appeared below. It’s a standard operating procedure during arrival peaks in good weather. PHL can get 45+ arrivals an hour and one arrival r...

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by leader1
Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 65311

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021

When SW operated a lot of flights out of PHL (like 10+ years ago), they often used 35 for takeoffs and landings because it was close to Terminal E and, as you know, they’re all about short turnarounds. I’m pretty sure some mainline aircraft use it now, but probably not as many as before as traffic ...

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by leader1
Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 442
Views: 65311

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021

Went plane spotting and watched a Frontier flight land on runway 17/35. I know In general it’s long enough but does anyone know how often it’s used for mainline aircraft? Just curious When SW operated a lot of flights out of PHL (like 10+ years ago), they often used 35 for takeoffs and landings bec...

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by leader1
Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ronaldo Re-Joins ManU
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Ronaldo Re-Joins ManU

Not to be outdone, but it looks like Ronaldo is also switching teams, going back to ManU. Changes the game in the EPL this season. https://www.eurosport.com/football/premier-league/2020-2021/manchester-united-confirm-deal-to-re-sign-forward-cristiano-ronaldo-from-juventus-subject-to-medical_sto85078...

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by leader1
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New FAA OIS Website
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: New FAA OIS Website

Woah. After using the legacy system for the last 20 years, this is kind of a shock. Any idea how to access the OIS main menu items, specifically the East/West directory (the info on the left side of the legacy system) in the new site? Good question. I didn't even notice that. I can't seem to find i...

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by leader1
Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New FAA OIS Website
Replies: 2
Views: 632

New FAA OIS Website

https://nasstatus.faa.gov/

Old site: https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/?legacy=true
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The FAA has completely retooled their OIS website. I like the changes. Looks more modern and way more colorful and it's easier to access other information. What does everyone else think?

New site: https://nasstatus.faa.gov/

Old site: https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/?legacy=true

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by leader1
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 3100

Re: Messi to leave FC Barcelona

PSG. They're the only team that can really afford him. ManCity already spent too much on Grealish (crazy, in my opinion) and they're going after Kane. Not to mention that Pep and Messi weren't on good terms when the former was at Barcelona. It makes me wonder what would've happened if this situatio...

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by leader1
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 3100

Re: Messi to leave FC Barcelona

PSG. They're the only team that can really afford him. ManCity already spent too much on Grealish (crazy, in my opinion) and they're going after Kane. Not to mention that Pep and Messi weren't on good terms when the former was at Barcelona. It makes me wonder what would've happened if this situatio...

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by leader1
Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2242

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

Any idea what kind of governor Kathy Hochul will be? Or does that discussion deserve its own thread? She's from a conservative part of Upstate NY. She ran for Chris Collins' congressional seat seat, but lost. She's generally pretty moderate and has a reputation of being a consensus-builder. She'll ...

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by leader1
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42201

Re: FAA approves LGA Airtrain

Wow, here we go again. With Cuomo’s resignation Port Authority staffers are demanding that the LGA Airtrain be cancelled. They say Cuomo bullied the agency into the flawed project, talk about wild change of fortunes. Let’s see what the new Governor does with the Port Authority board. https://www.ny...

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by leader1
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 261
Views: 42201

Re: FAA approves LGA Airtrain

Wow, here we go again. With Cuomo’s resignation Port Authority staffers are demanding that the LGA Airtrain be cancelled. They say Cuomo bullied the agency into the flawed project, talk about wild change of fortunes. Let’s see what the new Governor does with the Port Authority board. https://www.ny...

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by leader1
Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2242

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

Any idea what kind of governor Kathy Hochul will be? Or does that discussion deserve its own thread? She's from a conservative part of Upstate NY. She ran for Chris Collins' congressional seat seat, but lost. She's generally pretty moderate and has a reputation of being a consensus-builder. She'll ...

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by leader1
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 3100

Re: Messi to leave FC Barcelona

https://www.espn.com/soccer/barcelona-espbarcelona/story/4446414/lionel-messi-to-leave-barcelona-argentina-captain-wont-sign-new-contract Wow. I did not see this coming. I'm wondering if Manchester City are starting to regret their $100 million pound deal for Grealish just as Messi becomes availabl...

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by leader1
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1451
Views: 199324

Re: Delta Expanding into Canada

airlinepeanuts wrote:
Are these mainly from ATL or elsewhere?


Four for those frequencies will be LGA-YYZ.

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by leader1
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 408
Views: 24484

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021

The normal landing runway at EWR, 4R/22L, is closed for reconstruction until October, 11/29 will be used for landings until October 1. https://www.airport-technology.com/news/rehabilitation-newark-liberty-airport-runway/ The huge problem that could develop: extremely low clouds or strong winds down...

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by leader1
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 Demolition
Replies: 117
Views: 21821

Re: JFK Terminal 7 Demolition

Remains to be seen. https://www.cntraveler.com/story/jfk-needs-3-billion-in-order-to-move-forward-with-construction This article is a year old, they never got the $3 Billion they were looking for. https://www.wsj.com/articles/jfk-airport-operator-scales-back-renovation-of-busiest-terminal-116191254...

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by leader1
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 408
Views: 24484

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021

Just noticed this morning that JFK was using two runways for departures. First time since before the pandemic I’ve seen this. Looks like things are finally picking up.

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by leader1
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316308

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Canada is going to stay down until their government acts like vaccine works Agreed, but their vaccine numbers (especially 1st doses) are rising rapidly and about on par with ours. Nonetheless, my uncle was consulting for the vaccine procurement team up there and he said they really botched the roll...

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by leader1
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316308

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Flightaware has good data on the change in aircraft movements 2019 vs. 2020 vs. 2021. I've consolidated some of the top airports to see the change between 2019 and 2021 from the latest day's worth of data (June 13th). I excluded cargo heavy airports such as MEM, SDF, and ANC, because those would mo...

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by leader1
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316308

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Flightaware has good data on the change in aircraft movements 2019 vs. 2020 vs. 2021. I've consolidated some of the top airports to see the change between 2019 and 2021 from the latest day's worth of data (June 13th). I excluded cargo heavy airports such as MEM, SDF, and ANC, because those would mo...

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by leader1
Mon May 03, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Coast Wind Warnings/Advisories - Diversions, Effects, etc.
Replies: 30
Views: 4322

Re: East Coast Wind Warnings/Advisories - Diversions, Effects, etc.

You’ll probably see this more often while runway work is being completed, albeit without the theatrics of high winds. We were issued a bulletin this week to remind us to consider using 11/29 if at all possible to help keep the operation going as smoothly as we can. So it should make for some intere...

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by leader1
Sat May 01, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much is Traffic Recovering?
Replies: 46
Views: 8780

Re: How Much is Traffic Recovering?

[photoid][/photoid] Hong Kong is getting less than 100 pax arriving through the airport on many days. That is total pax in a 24hr period! Things are not recovering here - not even close. I saw the stats and movements are way, way down. Is HK open to traffic from the Mainland? I would have thought th...

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by leader1
Sat May 01, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much is Traffic Recovering?
Replies: 46
Views: 8780

Re: How Much is Traffic Recovering?

Check out https://flightaware.com/ and look up each airport. At the bottom of the page is a graph compares current traffic (in terms of movements) to pre-COVID traffic. They also made a post from this data. Based on what I’ve seen looking up different airports, the recovery has been uneven. In the U...

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by leader1
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 408
Views: 24484

Re: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A

Thanks for the wonderful insight. Very interesting and makes total sense. Do you ever think there might be a change to the airspace West and South over the Atlantic and if that would make a difference? I've heard that is for use of the US military but don't know for certain. From my vantage point i...

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by leader1
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 20901

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

PHL's cons - Leakage to NYC for more directs/cheaper The fares on TATL flights out of JFK/EWR is expected to go up once demand recovers with some European LCC's such as DY having pulled out of the NYC market. There will also likely be less of an cost advantage of NYC-Europe over PHL-Europe with som...

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