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by DFW17L
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 232
Views: 21997

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Stepping aside from politics for a moment...this deutschophile looks forward to landing at FRA and boarding an ICE 4 train to Munich. Awesome technology.

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by DFW17L
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Solar batteries on airliner skin
Replies: 22
Views: 978

Re: Solar batteries on airliner skin

Can you say hail damage?

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by DFW17L
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can you book a seat on the last AA MD 80 flight?
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Can you book a seat on the last AA MD 80 flight?

If you can get a seat on flight #80, may I recommend 3E.

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by DFW17L
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 232
Views: 21997

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

KLM could always change their paint scheme to green.

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by DFW17L
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of Libya!: Opening(and closing) a rig
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

Re: To the Oil Rigs of Libya!: Opening(and closing) a rig

Your TRs are always a good read. I often travel to Houston to sell enterprise cloud software to O&G customers. I look forward to sharing your well written story with them.

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by DFW17L
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 173
Views: 10599

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

apodino wrote:
I know the first thread on this got off topic so I wanted to rekindle this discussion.


Rekindle, as in, Smoky Bear says, "Only you can prevent (forest) fires".

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by DFW17L
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 60953

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Planes4you wrote:
Will I have to circle? I’m flying ORD-DFW on the A321


As of 9:50 pm ct, the faa is saying arrivals are delayed 3 hr and 17 min. Good news, you won’t have to circle. Bad news, you’ll have to go to TUL or OKC, perhaps.

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by DFW17L
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% in July 2019 compared to July 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3252

Re: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% over two years

I think I’ll pitch a new reality TV show idea called, “Passengers Behaving Badly” to some Hollywood-types. I just have to buy a few seats to/from LAS on Spirit,
setup my cameras, etc. With the increased frequency, I’ll get some good content fairly quickly.

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by DFW17L
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 3837

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

After the Challenger accident, they buried the wreckage in an ICBM silo at Cape Canaveral Air Force station and sealed it.

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by DFW17L
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9846

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

I like what AA does at their hubs for tight connections. They’ll have an Escalade parked next to the jet bridge to hurry the CK customers to their connection. If I owned a business, I too would focus on my best customers.

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by DFW17L
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9366

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

sketch wrote:
legend500 wrote:
(the major destinations not served by AA out of DFW include ADS, AFW, DAL, RBD and TKI)

DFW to DAL? On what, a helicopter?


It's called the DART Orange line. :lol:

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by DFW17L
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta - Automated Flight Boarding Announcements
Replies: 26
Views: 3016

Re: Delta - Automated Flight Boarding Announcements

The obvious disadvantage is that we're all trained to ignore automated announcements and therefore more likely to miss relevant announcements. Once you've heard "The curb is for immediate loading and unloading..." a hundred times you stop listening to automated announcements. My favorite ...

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by DFW17L
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-LAX on June 5th, 2019: Completely on Biofuel
Replies: 33
Views: 4727

Re: United ORD-LAX tomorrow: completely on biofuel

Fossil fuel energy density -- it's why internal combustion still dominates; along with a very well developed exploration, refining, and distribution network. It's going to take something much better to overcome that advantage, and it's not going to come from biofuels.

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by DFW17L
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?
Replies: 22
Views: 4547

Re: What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?

kczombie wrote:
BTW, I just love the A400. Just a sweet thing to look at.


Yes, the A400 is a sweet bird. I bet the Italians had something to do with it. They have such a great sense of style.

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by DFW17L
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta - Automated Flight Boarding Announcements
Replies: 26
Views: 3016

Re: Delta - Automated Flight Boarding Announcements

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZZ3L2XEKbA

Gotta love those classic AS commercials.
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Hopefully, the automated boarding works better than this...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZZ3L2XEKbA

Gotta love those classic AS commercials.

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by DFW17L
Thu May 30, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6305

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

Congratulations, AS, you beat Sky High Airlines.

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by DFW17L
Thu May 30, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12474

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Just read on AA's twitter that with 423 buses, they're the world's largest Airbus operator! Had no clue. https://twitter.com/AmericanAir/status/1133742338931593216 Impressive indeed. They went from no Airbus to largest Airbus fleet in 6 years. As an AA frequent flyer and former Lazy B’er, I’m likin...

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by DFW17L
Wed May 29, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3124

Re: Best Airline Ads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYspsgIjb4U


Someone put together a bunch of Alaska commercials. https://youtu.be/uSiibkSBTME

Enjoy.
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Seabear wrote:
m0ssy wrote:
Alaska Airlines (?), where some poor soul is going row to row begging for change so he can use the restroom.


This:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYspsgIjb4U


Someone put together a bunch of Alaska commercials. https://youtu.be/uSiibkSBTME

Enjoy.

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by DFW17L
Wed May 29, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?
Replies: 31
Views: 2633

Re: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?

They wont. Assuming youre only 15, Ive worked in this industry longer than youve been alive and AA has always defended hubs like DFW fiercely. Call hubs what they really are...Fortresses, and DFW is in the Super Fortress class; complete with moats, draw bridges, hot oil to pour on the invaders, etc...

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by DFW17L
Tue May 28, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 8922

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

Not this again.

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by DFW17L
Fri May 24, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 661
Views: 109539

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I'm just curious, but would AA ever consider the A220 either for a long-term replacement for the A319 or even some of the larger "regional" jets? I was really impressed with the A220 when I flew it on DL a few weeks ago; that's why I'm wondering if it'd be a good addition to the AA mainli...

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by DFW17L
Thu May 23, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9411

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

Prost wrote:
https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2019/05/23/sneak-peek-inside-sea-tac-airports-new-968m.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

An article with video and pictures on the new IAF facility in Seattle.


Impressive engineering.

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by DFW17L
Tue May 21, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3729

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

At these growth rates, how long will it be before the DFW metro statistical area passes Chicago’s 9.5M?

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by DFW17L
Tue May 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11704

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Just wait for Mt. Rainier to wake up, you will have plenty of room... Please, call it what it is, "Volcano Rainier". :eek: I remember when I was a Puget Sounder some years ago, I was speaking to a recent California transplant. He looked absolutely stunned when I referred to it as such.

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by DFW17L
Tue May 21, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9366

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

I'm struggling to imagine it, since unlike LHR or others, terminal C isn't that big. It is quite narrow (and even if it had more space pre-TSA, it isn't that wide). Very interesting. Can anyone share pictures or links that show this? Thanks in advance. This is how it worked back in the day. You als...

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by DFW17L
Mon May 20, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9366

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

Skylink is great. Though they need to double the size of the train sets and the station stop doors. As it is, sometimes the trains are packed.

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by DFW17L
Mon May 20, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: SEA spotting yesterday....interesting items
Replies: 8
Views: 4176

Re: SEA spotting yesterday....interesting items

https://images.app.goo.gl/cdnFDXkUJSDm8TXQ9

That’s 45 meters in height.
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PlanesNTrains wrote:
SEA is an airport that you wouldn’t want to have an overrun off the north end of the runway at.


Going down...https://images.app.goo.gl/cdnFDXkUJSDm8TXQ9

That’s 45 meters in height.

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by DFW17L
Sun May 19, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Juan Airlines question
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: San Juan Airlines question

https://www.wsdot.com/ferries/schedule/ ... ute=ana-sj
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I'd say fall back on the Washington State Ferry system if VFR conditions are not available. Here's the schedule from Anacortes to Lopez, Shaw, Orcas, and Friday Harbor. https://www.wsdot.com/ferries/schedule/ ... ute=ana-sj

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by DFW17L
Sun May 19, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22299

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

BYOD is much better than seatback IFE. Even when IFE is available, I use my iPad to stream content via WiFi. exactly. my $1k phone is much higher quality than any seatback ife. give me a outlet or a usb port and i'll be happy. Its so funny People who advocate for BYOD act like WIFI will be going a ...

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by DFW17L
Sun May 19, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11704

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

I wouldn’t want to call Moses Hole my home airport.

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by DFW17L
Fri May 17, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22299

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

BYOD is much better than seatback IFE. Even when IFE is available, I use my iPad to stream content via WiFi.

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by DFW17L
Thu May 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will 777s get winglets?
Replies: 19
Views: 3191

Re: Will 777s get winglets?

“Off topic: I wish Boeing had done “something” with the nose or windshield of the 737MAX, all I see is a 707!”

You make it sound like a bad thing. When I see the 737 nose, it reminds me of Joe Petroni and the 707 in Airport.

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by DFW17L
Thu May 16, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980
Replies: 11
Views: 2952

Re: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980

Don’t know about SeaTac, but the Boeing data centers in the puget sound area installed large rolls of plastic on the walls at the ready in case there was an ash event. To be installed *after* shutting down the servers.

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by DFW17L
Thu May 16, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 7831

Re: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?

You could use them to get your steps in.

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by DFW17L
Sat May 04, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10201

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Saw a DL 220 fly over when I was in the backyard. Those GTFs are very quiet climbing northbound past the outer marker.

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by DFW17L
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 38
Views: 5361

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

Triples at DFW on 17L / 17C / 18R occur frequently. For quad, I *think* they can throw in 13R. None the less, it is impressive to see triple parallel landings.

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by DFW17L
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 319
Views: 44824

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like the new restaurants are open. Very good selection.

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by DFW17L
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 8700

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

Hope the project goes smoothly. DFW17C was supposed to take about 6 months, but ended up taking 50% longer, due to weather and unforeseen issues. And they weren't replacing asphalt with concrete. Sounds like the JFK13L is going to take it down to earth.

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by DFW17L
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* AA 788 Dreamliner: DFW-ORD and ORD-DFW
Replies: 2
Views: 2303

Re: *Video Only* AA 788 Dreamliner: DFW-ORD and ORD-DFW

I see you were using the J seats provided by Zodiac. Did it rock much when your seat mate got up/sat down? I'm glad they are changing out the Z's. Very annoying.

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by DFW17L
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 17C...open for business
Replies: 9
Views: 2221

Re: DFW 17C...open for business

The project was supposed to be done the week prior to Thanksgiving, so it obviously ran a little late, but it was really on time if you know how construction works around here. 18R is up for the same treatment next year. I'm certain any lessons learned from 17C won't enter the conversation about 18...

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by DFW17L
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 17C...open for business
Replies: 9
Views: 2221

Re: DFW 17C...open for business

The project was supposed to be done the week prior to Thanksgiving, so it obviously ran a little late, but it was really on time if you know how construction works around here. 18R is up for the same treatment next year. I'm certain any lessons learned from 17C won't enter the conversation about 18...

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by DFW17L
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 17C...open for business
Replies: 9
Views: 2221

DFW 17C...open for business

https://andystravelblog.boardingarea.co ... y-reopens/
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Runway 17C is finally open again. The big day was March 10.
https://andystravelblog.boardingarea.co ... y-reopens/

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by DFW17L
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW delays
Replies: 18
Views: 2295

Re: DFW delays

Strong westerly winds and 17C still closed adds to the challenges. Ops seem to be getting back to normal.

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by DFW17L
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41178

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

I've flown MCE and Y on OASIS 738s. I'm 6'1" and find the slimline seats comfortable, even on four hour flights, with plenty of room in MCE and sufficient (not cramped) in 30" Y. The streaming media works great and don't miss IFE at all. When I do fly on equipment with IFE, it feels like a...

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by DFW17L
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?
Replies: 52
Views: 4594

Re: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?

BYOD preferred over IFE...m2c.

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by DFW17L
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgian Airspace closed - Febr. 13, 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Belgian Airspace closed - Febr. 13, 2019

maps4ltd wrote:
Is Belgian ATC government controlled?

If so, be like Reagan. Fire 'em.

A wee bit extreme, don’t you think?

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by DFW17L
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17607

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

Never ceases to amaze how the USA cannot seem to get infrastructure projects done in a reasonable fashion. Its like Berlin Branderburg everywhere. The Second Avenue subway is a joke. The bay bridge's new span was a colossal mess. etc etc etc. Antairus, come to Dallas / Fort Worth, to see how infras...

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by DFW17L
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1334

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

dtw2hyd wrote:
texl1649 wrote:
As a retirement gift they will finally be washed.

Half kidding.


No, they won't. And CDG ARFF is very skilled in making sure final water salute doesn't touch the frame. Watch 747 final flight.


Well that's a relief. It wouldn't do to have the slide deploy, now wouldn't it.

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by DFW17L
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Waiting for gate access at DFW
Replies: 42
Views: 5835

Re: Waiting for gate access at DFW

I'm going to swim upstream on this one. For an extremely frequent AA flyer into/out of DFW, I rarely run into this issue. But since I am O&D, I can't say I'm sweating a connection.

m2c.

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by DFW17L
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 60953

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Not my finest picture, but lookie who is parked on the F stands at DFW right now! https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7860/46193979624_a559f68075_b.jpg Royal Netherlands Air Force McDonnell Douglas KDC-10-30CF by Dylan Phelps , on Flickr Thanks for sharing. If the Dutch are in town, maybe it's a special...

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