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by mandargb
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 46446

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Is there any info on where gears deployed correctly or was it belly landing.

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by mandargb
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IATA airport code for Nur Sultan aka Astana
Replies: 24
Views: 3939

Re: New IATA airport code for Nur Sultan aka Astana

mga707 wrote:
Surprised I'm the first to mention that Mumbai is still BOM.


There are number of them like that around world, where city name has changed but not the code.

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by mandargb
Tue May 19, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground height of today’s wide-bodies
Replies: 22
Views: 3632

Re: Ground height of today’s wide-bodies

Ground clearance is decided primarily which engines will be hung under the wings.
This opens options for later mods/stretches based on same basic frame.

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by mandargb
Thu May 07, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17406

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

TXL probably won't be missed. I'll never forget flying into there on a UA 757 from EWR. That was quite a long flight on a narrowbody plane to begin with, though we were lucky enough to be on the plane for an extra hour or two at EWR after our "on time departure" thanks to EWR's summer tra...

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by mandargb
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99608

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL8835/2459eb46


Is this some ferry flight to bring people / supplies.
Now it is diverted too HNL.
Was is going to be non-stop with 763ER ?
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KirkSeattle wrote:
DL is running SLC PPG (Pago Pago). On a B767-300ER

https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL8835/2459eb46


Is this some ferry flight to bring people / supplies.
Now it is diverted too HNL.
Was is going to be non-stop with 763ER ?

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by mandargb
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99608

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/KAL214/2459b555, it travelled from LAX to SFO
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is Korean doing LAX-SFO-ICN these days using a 748?
look at https://www.flightradar24.com/KAL214/2459b555, it travelled from LAX to SFO

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by mandargb
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11745

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

yes, I have seen them doing SFO-NRT.
and yes I have seen NW DC10 at BOM also.

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by mandargb
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9747

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

Is top of BART/Caltrain (Milbrae) garage a good spotting location on such days ?

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by mandargb
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9747

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

I think they all 1R approach, till 12.20 PM local time.
I think at 12.30 there was 28 depature to asia also.
After 12.30, that heavies were landing 28 and rest were landing 1R.
For example China Airlines, Qantas came in on 28.
Most departures were 1R/L.

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by mandargb
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA58, Dec 14 (SFO-FRA) Diverted to ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 4748

Re: UA58 )(Dec 14) (SFO-FRA) Diverted to ORD

it airborne again on its way to FRA

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by mandargb
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA58, Dec 14 (SFO-FRA) Diverted to ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 4748

Re: UA58 )(Dec 14) (SFO-FRA) Diverted to ORD

Looks like it was medical.
Would they be much heavy to land ? Understandably they had to dump fuel also ? And if so then over what (over lakes) ?

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by mandargb
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14463

Re: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020

Indeed it will be very good to see scheduled 744 into SJC.
Is this the first time there is scheduled 744 into SJC or were there earlier instances also ?

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by mandargb
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is SFO-ICN so overserved?
Replies: 13
Views: 2782

Re: Why is SFO-ICN so overserved?

YYZORD wrote:
OZ should cut SFO and let UA take over, the route is overserved and OZ isn't doing so well in terms of their US routes.

That OZ cutting to less than daily(starting April 2020) was part of OAG changes couple days ago.

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by mandargb
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decibel Levels on Aircraft at Different Seats
Replies: 12
Views: 3027

Re: Decibel Levels on Aircraft at Different Seats

I did that on Delta MD-88 (ATL-RDU) on last seat few months ago. came around 100db.

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by mandargb
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Defines a Low Cost Carrier?
Replies: 17
Views: 2402

Re: What Defines a Low Cost Carrier?

To me LCC is just marketing gimmick.

If they want themselves to be called as one they go for it.

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by mandargb
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65100

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

VS already does las vegas (VS 155/156): so what is new here? or is it going from seasonal to year round ?

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by mandargb
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 44521

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

Would that be SJC ? (they discontinued FRA-SJC in Oct of 2018)

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by mandargb
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 84
Views: 8414

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

Mine was ATL-RDU (obviously DL MD88), in April 2019.
Second last row, between the engines. had abut 100DB on my sound app on phone.

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by mandargb
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice about chauffeur services from Berlin Tegel AirPort (TXL)
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Advice about chauffeur services from Berlin Tegel AirPort (TXL)

If you are not compelled to take private transport or taxi.
Take the TXL bus. It starts right outside the terminal and takes you to your hotel or connects you to all BVG / DB transport network.

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by mandargb
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 or WN?
Replies: 22
Views: 3690

Re: B6 or WN?

For me WN works.
They don't have red eye (so I am not tempted to fly red eye)
On west coast they have very good network.

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by mandargb
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When do DL summer 2020 schedules come out?
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: When do DL summer 2020 schedules come out?

bob75013 wrote:
Most airlines allow pax to book a year in advance (WN is 7 months) -- not more than that.

11 months is what I have seen. (There are exceptions, for eg. Today WN I can go only till jab 5 (that is less than six months)

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by mandargb
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport with most “short” long haul flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1575

Re: Airport with most “short” long haul flights

SIN-HKG comes to mind on say on SQ/CX. (less than 4 hours)
Mostly using wide body equipments.

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by mandargb
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU
Replies: 22
Views: 2175

Re: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU

My Experience is similar. We were on AF for NUE-CDG-and further. Here is some bit interesting experience. 1] NUE - CDG was a morning 6.30 or so flight I checked previous night about status, and also the joon aircraft had arrived in nuremberg. So we get up early and reach airport around 5.15AM. I che...

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by mandargb
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 41011

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

There is a report Air India Express IX384, skidding off runway @Mangalore airport, during landing.
Plane involved is VT-AYA (737).
183 people SAFE.

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by mandargb
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 8791

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

wouldn't SJC-ICN make sense for DL, now that they are going to do it as focus city ?

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by mandargb
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 10766

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

Why is this regarded as a new developemnt? In my experience railway and airline companies used to wait for connecting passengers ever since. If their ongoing schedules had not been threatend by a domino effect, of course. In the case of United I rember a Heathrow procedure: we passengers from a ver...

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by mandargb
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 10766

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

I agree, keeping 90 minutes for connection is what we do for our trips. I have had few bad experiences on UA for connections, and agents have closed the gate doors in front of us for our next flight. And in all those cases my designed connection time was 2 hours and arriving flight delay messed up t...

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by mandargb
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air
Replies: 21
Views: 3908

Re: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air

To my knowledge.
ATA did not sell seats on hawaii routes to end users.

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by mandargb
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 45251

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Adding so many asia routes to SJC is not happening anytime soon (SIN and TPE seems too much to imagine)
SJC really has small facilities for CBP etc.
Most likely looks SJC-ICN. and SJC-CDG. (I guess SJC-CDG existed previously on AA 777)

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by mandargb
Fri May 24, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 5119

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

Not heavy, But I was once stranded in SJC to fly to DEN on UA.
And UA announced that since incoming flight is going to be too late, they are running a repositioning flight from SFO to SJC.
It did show up and turned out to be old initial UA 727 lot. What a pleasure.
This was in late 90s.

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by mandargb
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 4139

Re: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

CLT-GSP(75Miles) is shorter than CLT-GSO (83Mile).
AA operates CRJs on this route (8 to 10 of them in each direction everyday)

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by mandargb
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area
Replies: 25
Views: 4662

Re: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area

FL420 is service ceiling for 752.
I have been on one SFO-ORD few years ago at FL410 also.

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by mandargb
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 78146

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

Korean has about 29 or so of A332 and A333 of various ages from 3 to about 22 years.
Do we know if they replacing older A33x with new A33x or with something else (and when)

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by mandargb
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 9280

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

TP SFO-LIS is announced now starting June2019. UA has announced number of destinations in starting in 2019 from SFO. SJC keeps lagging somehow. (Mostly because of limited connection options ?) After Reno and American taking away their focus, I think SJC should work more closely with SW/AS for domest...

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by mandargb
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival
Replies: 33
Views: 3831

Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival

In US, major airlines, used to announce connecting flight information, during approach into their hub. Don't they do it any more? When did they stop the practice? I know in the world of internet, somethings are available at your fingertip. But not all passengers can do it in flight, and getting an i...

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by mandargb
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cancels YYZ BOM from Summer 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2358

Re: Air Canada cancels YYZ BOM from Summer 2019

Isn't there another thread covering S19 schedule for AC.
routesonline says
"Toronto – Mumbai eff 01MAY19 787-9 replaces 777-200LR, 4 weekly"

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by mandargb
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air applies for US authority
Replies: 24
Views: 6327

Re: Oman Air applies for US authority

They can connect to DL @JFK.

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by mandargb
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air applies for US authority
Replies: 24
Views: 6327

Re: Oman Air applies for US authority

Oman Air (WY) are code share with number of airlines. (In fact earlier this year Air France booked me on WY when AF flight was cancelled.) So for US flights, code share with some alliance that has one of DL/UA/AA makes sense. Also their long range equipments are A330 and B789. My guess will be direc...

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by mandargb
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United SFO-Barcelona in Feb19
Replies: 1
Views: 489

United SFO-Barcelona in Feb19

Anything special with these flights ?
UA884 SFO1345 – 1025+1 BCN 777 23FEB19/27FEB19

UA885 BCN1250 – 1620SFO 777 24FEB19
UA885 BCN1245 – 1615SFO 777 28FEB19

Only 2 roundtrips, they have opened for booking.

Are they trying something ?

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by mandargb
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 20107

Re: OAG Changes: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Good to see B6 building up at SJC, OAK and SFO.

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by mandargb
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 9280

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

I think CA closing PVG is seasonal is it not? Will they return in summer 2019 with PVG ? Secondly :I think AA used to run SJC-NRT on DC-10. Are they going to be back and why now ? Same with AA 777 on SJC-CDG (Gone for long time now.) But BA (LHR) and LH(FRA) are good additions. I would expect AC(YYZ...

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by mandargb
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to re-start BOM-FRA on 788
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Air India to re-start BOM-FRA on 788

I did not check.
But if LH has later afternoon departure bank to North America or shorter routes within EU, then there may Xfering pass coming from BOM.

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by mandargb
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Lufthansa Cityline be replacing their A340-300s with?
Replies: 21
Views: 6460

Re: What will Lufthansa Cityline be replacing their A340-300s with?

SJC gets a LH(CL) 343 5 days in a week.
It will be refreshing to see a A350 or a 777 in that place.
Currently no 777 or 350 service out of SJC.

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by mandargb
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ drops A380 BOM flight
Replies: 8
Views: 2685

Re: SQ drops A380 BOM flight

Is it partly because, SQ losing bunch of BOM customers flying to SFO/LAX to EK & AI and KE.

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by mandargb
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Capacity analysis at SJC
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Capacity analysis at SJC

Another observation at SJC is, its international arrival is pretty small area.
Just be there when LH (343), HU(788) and ANA (788) all show up within half hour of each other.

But I think my opinion is they can attract some more international traffic, like OAK has done. (Air France, JAL, AA to NRT, KE)

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by mandargb
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777
Replies: 48
Views: 10747

Re: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777

KE had 2-5-2 also on their 777s.
They used it on SFO-ICN, definitely in late 2001 / early 2002.
I remember getting (to sleep) on full 5 seats for myself on one such flight.
I was the only assigned seat on those 5, they told me that at checkin, and nobody showed later also.

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by mandargb
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL 444 JFK - FCO delayed again?
Replies: 13
Views: 2242

Re: DL 444 JFK - FCO delayed again?

Isnt that the flight actually SFO-JFK-FCO
And SFO-JFK comes in @JFK just before 5PM?

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