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by DFW17L
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does the 747-8 have a useful purpose?
Replies: 18
Views: 2227

Re: Does the 747-8 have a useful purpose?

The new wing proved to be more tricky to integrate. There were teething troubles with engine icing and flutter. Looking back building on the -400 for some more years would have been the better choice. The 747-8 did not pair well with the 787 again with operators like the 767 and the 747-400 had don...

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by DFW17L
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 128
Views: 14092

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

This all seems fair. We’d never be able to do this in the United States. Many miles of track would need to be upgraded and much more financial support given to Amtrak. Americans also think they have a right to fly anywhere they please. That said, I’ve often enjoyed the TGV from Lyon into Paris and ...

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by DFW17L
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 128
Views: 14092

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Carbon from the winemaking process is five times more concentrated than planes and cars. A litre of juice produces 60 litres of carbon dioxide. Why aren't we trapping it? “A single bottle of wine contains 80g of carbon dioxide. Source: vinex.market, Moritz Buehner, 8/1/12. You are taking that quote...

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by DFW17L
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 128
Views: 14092

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Carbon from the winemaking process is five times more concentrated than planes and cars. A litre of juice produces 60 litres of carbon dioxide. Why aren't we trapping it? “A single bottle of wine contains 80g of carbon dioxide. Source: vinex.market, Moritz Buehner, 8/1/12.

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by DFW17L
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ is now the largest A350 operator
Replies: 21
Views: 5335

Re: SQ is now the largest A350 operator

A fine looking aircraft. I look forward to riding one sometime.

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by DFW17L
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-124 at AUS
Replies: 15
Views: 2987

Re: An-124 at AUS

masonh2479 wrote:
They have been showing up recently from Shanghai. The rumor is that they are bringing in parts for the Tesla factory.


Either that, or it’s hauling equipment for a really big band playing at a club on 6th street.

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by DFW17L
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 19371

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

be more viable since more people would want to travel to New York than Philadelphia. Thanks 99% of passengers don't care where they change planes. Exactly. The 99% are shopping price. A-Netters are the 1% and shop a flight based on airline, aircraft and how many extra stops/connections that we can ...

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by DFW17L
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club World Upper Deck on the Boeing 747 (My Final Flight on the Jumbo Jet)
Replies: 9
Views: 5341

Re: British Airways Club World Upper Deck on the Boeing 747 (My Final Flight on the Jumbo Jet)

Excellent report, thanks for sharing.

I've often wondered, if there were an emergency, and one had to evacuate by slide from the upper deck, would your pants spontaneously catch fire by the time you reached the bottom of the slide?

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by DFW17L
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American's trust in media at all time low according poll
Replies: 57
Views: 3086

Re: American's trust in media at all time low according poll

I’ve done a pretty good job of avoiding the news. The stress has just melted away.

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by DFW17L
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A boy left his Buzz Lightyear inside a plane...
Replies: 25
Views: 4877

Re: A boy left his Buzz Lightyear inside a plane...

Our childhood toys can leave impressions that last a lifetime. I still remember my Johnny Express truck. Glad they were able to reunite the child with Buzz.

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by DFW17L
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida
Replies: 148
Views: 17682

Re: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida

WSJ just today had a story about how COVID has changed NYC in 2020. Some stark numbers. > 30.303 deaths > 187,000 households moved out of the city > 626,400 private-sector jobs lost > Downtown office occupancy down 84% > MTA daily ridership down 70% https://www.wsj.com/story/the-numbers-are-in-how-...

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by DFW17L
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 26490

Re: AA large AUS expansion

Hopefully any expansion at AUS will be completed before the project on nearby highway 183. What are they using to dig, a teaspoon?

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by DFW17L
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Daylight Savings Time - connections
Replies: 14
Views: 2299

Re: Daylight Savings Time - connections

Daylight Savings Time did not go into effect this morning. But Daylight Saving Time did.

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by DFW17L
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 26490

Re: AA large AUS expansion

If the motto is “defend the mega-hub”, given the proximity to DFW, one can say that AUS is the bastion. “Defend the mega-hub and the bastion”.

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by DFW17L
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 26490

Re: AA large AUS expansion

Agreed if DFW has a very loyal flyer base there they would have never shut the hub down. If you are headed east Delta has a very useful network for DFW but otherwise no. DFW has the 3rd biggest skymiles members outside of hubs, behind only BNA and MCI. DFW has a much bigger population than BNA and ...

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by DFW17L
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 26490

Re: AA large AUS expansion

Jet-lagged wrote:
The quote in the press release from the Director of Travel Sourcing at Oracle was a nice touch.


Go big red.

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by DFW17L
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 Howling Sound on Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 4533

Re: A220 Howling Sound on Approach

Months ago I would hear the ghoulish moaning of the gtf engines when arriving on 17L or 17C. Since I hadn’t heard it in a while, I thought the haunted souls had gone hunting elsewhere.

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by DFW17L
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.
Replies: 74
Views: 10699

Re: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.

Maybe Air Lingus will take it off AF’s hands.

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by DFW17L
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada retro A220 revealed
Replies: 23
Views: 3347

Re: Air Canada retro A220 revealed

Bob and Doug would be impressed. Beauty eh.

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by DFW17L
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo
Replies: 108
Views: 11611

Re: FedEx and Sikorsky: Beginning Trial on Single Pilot Ops for Cargo

Remember when you saw elevator operators? Didn’t think so.

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by DFW17L
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 139
Views: 14521

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

DFW = The Big Airport

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by DFW17L
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 11930

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

I would take snow over ice. The ground here in Central Kentucky is literally ice. There's a solid 2 1/2 inches of ice on top of my truck. Even wet snow I'd take. At least its easy to clear. They can't clear our roads here and we're due for another round on Thursday that's supposed to drop 4 inches ...

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by DFW17L
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 232773

Re: United Adds SNA-HNL

CALMSP wrote:
flew this route back in 2011.........sat on the runway, revved up the engines and then shot like a rocket down the runway!

Would be nice if UA went back to the sUA routes of SEA/SAN-HNL....those were great on the 757.


Nothing beats a 757 departure from SNA.

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by DFW17L
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 105
Views: 11571

Re: AUS Airport Announcement Tomorrow

Maybe Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew is coming to AUS?

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by DFW17L
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sea-Tac IAF status
Replies: 27
Views: 4630

Re: Sea-Tac IAF status

I’m sure a lot of folks are looking forward to the opening.

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by DFW17L
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 86
Views: 10604

Re: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021

Yep, 17L got suddenly very quiet.

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by DFW17L
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golden Days at DFW
Replies: 126
Views: 10265

Re: Golden Days at DFW

AAtakeMeAway wrote:
*bing-bong* *bing-bong*
"An American Airlines passenger service vehicle is approaching... please step aside"

I can still hear that tone in my nightmares.

Skylink is so much better.

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by DFW17L
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo in passenger cabin
Replies: 6
Views: 2355

Re: Cargo in passenger cabin

I frequently fly with cargo in the cabin -- self-loading cargo, that is.

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by DFW17L
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?
Replies: 38
Views: 4589

Re: Why are preflight walk-arounds done by pilots and not ground personnel?

Perhaps it is because the ground crew stays on the ground.

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by DFW17L
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Bans Alcohol on Flights from DC
Replies: 78
Views: 13354

Re: AA Bans Alcohol on Flights from DC

You don’t need to be cocooned in a flying tube to see the effects of stress on us humans. It’s happening in many places.

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by DFW17L
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Bans Alcohol on Flights from DC
Replies: 78
Views: 13354

Re: AA Bans Alcohol on Flights from DC

FC = Free Cocktails.

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by DFW17L
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off in snowy conditions
Replies: 24
Views: 4874

Re: Taking off in snowy conditions

Little known fact, they’re serving Slurpees in the forward cabin.

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by DFW17L
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What would a modern heavy bomber look like?
Replies: 78
Views: 6326

Re: What would a modern heavy bomber look like?

The H20 looks modern (and scary).

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by DFW17L
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Slide Deployment at LGA
Replies: 31
Views: 6536

Re: Emergency Slide Deployment at LGA

Another case of deltaphobia.

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by DFW17L
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 250kg bomb found during construction in Dhaka airport
Replies: 26
Views: 5485

Re: 250kg bomb found during construction in Dhaka airport

There are 460 sq. miles (1200 sq. km) in NE France that are designated as the Zone Rouge, after WW1. The area is saturated with unexploded shells (including many gas shells), grenades, and rusty ammunition. Soils were heavily polluted by lead, mercury, chlorine, arsenic, various dangerous gases, aci...

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by DFW17L
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) Off a Taxiway in DFW
Replies: 14
Views: 4642

Re: Envoy (MQ) Off a Taxiway in DFW

DFW ...Don’t Forget to Walk

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by DFW17L
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did airline pilots have training to sound like Chuck Yeager?
Replies: 19
Views: 2800

Re: Did airline pilots have training to sound like Chuck Yeager?

I was on a VA flight six years ago. The pilot's voice was so young, it sounded like his voice was cracking. He sounded like Eddie Haskell. "Gee Mrs. Cleaver, your dress looks nice".

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by DFW17L
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the purpose of this unusual flight path out of Paine Field?
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

Re: What is the purpose of this unusual flight path out of Paine Field?

Well, since it's not an airline customer, then it's not the bowling ball in the overhead bin, test.

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by DFW17L
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie
Replies: 80
Views: 5204

Re: Your Favorite Movie

Random Harvest (1942) Ronald Coleman

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by DFW17L
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Runway 17C/35C
Replies: 19
Views: 3321

Re: DFW Runway 17C/35C

TMU101 - Now you know what. Coppell went through when 17C was renovated and 17L usage went way up. Glad that’s over.

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by DFW17L
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Runway 17C/35C
Replies: 19
Views: 3321

Re: DFW Runway 17C/35C

From the DMN 11/27/17, “ The runway is made up of a foot of lime-treated sub-base, 8 inches of cement-treated base and 18 inches of concrete.” Kinda like the foundations on homes and buildings in this part of the world.

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by DFW17L
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Factors Picking a Connecting Airport
Replies: 35
Views: 3069

Re: Factors Picking a Connecting Airport

Whataburger

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by DFW17L
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 composite construction vs 787
Replies: 11
Views: 3139

Re: A-350 composite construction vs 787

All this time I had thought that CAD design systems since the mid-90s virtually eliminated the need for shims. When I was at Boeing, I was told by a reliable source that up to 1,000 lbs of shims could be used on a 747-400, and that the goal for the 777 was to get that to zero.

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by DFW17L
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cell phone Upgrade time- Help me choose a new Phone.
Replies: 25
Views: 1581

Re: Cell phone Upgrade time- Help me choose a new Phone.

The iPhone SE (2020) has the A13 chipset, same as the latest iPhone flagship models, but much less expensive.

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by DFW17L
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watching PanAm B707 landing
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Volcano Rainier is a dead giveaway. It’s SEA.

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by DFW17L
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34584

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Kinda like taking delivery of your new BMW in Munich instead of from your friendly neighborhood US-based dealership? Saves $$. I could be guilty of over simplifying things.

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by DFW17L
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 14202

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

Could you imagine coming in to CLT from East Asia, and after 14-15 hours, getting stuck in the taxiway congestion? No thanks.

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