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by LX015
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has anyone every heard of SkyHigh airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Has anyone every heard of SkyHigh airlines?

I asked because I saw they posted on indeed looking for employees. Didn't realize it was a spoof. Should've assumed because of the name.

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by LX015
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has anyone every heard of SkyHigh airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Has anyone every heard of SkyHigh airlines?

Supposedly a new US start up carrier. I was curious since I never heard the name mentioned before and wanted to know if anyone here is familiar with them.

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by LX015
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 19215

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

Not the 200th frame, there are quite a number of skipped MSNs. MSN 18 shows "on order", MSN's 24, 37, 53, 60, 91, 97, 104, 118, 129, 185, 196, 212, 245, 246, 260, 261 (out of 263 as of today) have been skipped. So, MSN 200 is the 188th built. Can someone explain to a newbie why they skip ...

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by LX015
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 11082

Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

https://abc7ny.com/delta-employee-at-jf ... b/5468454/
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It's a dangerous environment on the ramp. Feel bad for the individual's family.

https://abc7ny.com/delta-employee-at-jf ... b/5468454/

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by LX015
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United reduce its gates at LGA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Re: Did United reduce its gates at LGA?

bpat777 wrote:
twaconnie wrote:
Also the old gates two could handle DC-10's I not sure if the new concourse can handle wide body's.

AC uses gate 51 when they bring their 767-300s into the new concourse.


How often does that happen?[/quote]


Its happened about 4 times just since this spring.

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by LX015
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HNL-LON Nonstop?
Replies: 23
Views: 3751

Re: HNL-LON Nonstop?

Isn't HNL-Europe the whole reason Hawaiian had ordered the A358 then got switched to the A338 then ultimately decided on the 787? (I forgot which version, 8 or 9)

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by LX015
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16209

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

airbazar wrote:
AEROFAN wrote:
Open skies with the ME3 should be done away with as it is more beneficial to those carriers than US airlines.
B6 is a huge benefactor of this open skies agreement which is probably why DL is not happy with open skies.


Please forgive my ignorance, but in what way is B6 a huge benefactor?

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by LX015
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 75
Views: 11647

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

Other things seen there back then, flight insurance desks, those little sit down desks with TV sets mounted where for a quarter you could watch local tv for 30 minutes, religious groups trying to push their faiths’ ideas on you...usually via pamphlets or paper magazine, and of course phone booths. ...

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by LX015
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223
Replies: 58
Views: 14077

Re: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223

HP69 wrote:
Could the 321XLR open the door for a B6 JFK-NRT nonstop?


Yeah, If you flew it with 3 passengers maybe.

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by LX015
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19472

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

They crashed a perfectly serviceable 777 in San Francisco, A visual approach on either runway in good weather is normally straight forward. This is more about Leadership and etsonal values. This Captain should be out of a job. The CSM on the other hand deserves a commendation fron this shambles of ...

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by LX015
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387271

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

In all seriousness, I wonder if IAG is now having 2nd thoughts about the LOI for 200 MAXs...

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by LX015
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11240

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

[quote="Rom1"]Can A330 fly the route?[/quote

Depends on the vintage I would say. I doubt a 20yr old frame would be in the running but a 233T and higher should handle that with no problem.

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by LX015
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing supplying Airbus parts to BA???
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Boeing supplying Airbus parts to BA???

Just saw this article: https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/06/17/boeing-to-provide-parts-for-some-british-airways-airbus-jets.html Sounds like a move of desperation to find new sources of income in the face of the 737MAX issues. Am I wrong? Would Airbus be able to stop or prevent Boeing from such a move?

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by LX015
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11672

Re: Delta luggage abuse

New Mexico connecting to Canada was likely on Delta Connection. Add in all the outsourced baggage handlers and it is almost certain that her bag was destroyed by a third party contractor and not a Delta employee. Yet the general public will believe it was Delta's fault. I've seen the way third part...

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by LX015
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11672

Re: Delta luggage abuse

Seabear wrote:
Who packs a "priceless heirloom" in checked baggage? Oh, this specimen...

If you read the article, you would have seen that it was her carry on bag. But she was told there was no space in the cabin, therefore it was checked.

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by LX015
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azerbaijan plans to postpone MAX order due to safety concerns
Replies: 11
Views: 1760

Re: Azerbaijan plans to postpone MAX order due to safety concerns

So, if the MCAS repairs do not go as planned, is there a way the airlines can back out without substantial loses?

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by LX015
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More safety issues for Boeing...
Replies: 37
Views: 5562

More safety issues for Boeing...

https://www.airlive.net/alert-faa-says- ... n-repairs/
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Once again the 787 is in the spotlight with safety issues regarding its landing gear. https://www.airlive.net/alert-faa-says- ... n-repairs/

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by LX015
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azerbaijan plans to postpone MAX order due to safety concerns
Replies: 11
Views: 1760

Re: Azerbaijan plans to postpone MAX order due to safety concerns

Well, that's changes the whole story!

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by LX015
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azerbaijan plans to postpone MAX order due to safety concerns
Replies: 11
Views: 1760

Azerbaijan plans to postpone MAX order due to safety concerns

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boei ... SKCN1T413D
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Not a good sign for the future of the 737 Max's return. Even though it's only for 10 aircraft, I'm sure any cancellation for the MAX is going to be felt by Boeing.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boei ... SKCN1T413D

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by LX015
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32818

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Seems like they are hooked by A330 low leasing and purchasing prices and efficiency for TATL and European Leisure network. I think many airlines would started to realized how efficient A330neo is compared to the expensive B787. The problems with B787 would definitely be the main factor for these pu...

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by LX015
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321 clips AA 738 during pushback at LGA
Replies: 14
Views: 5153

Re: AA A321 clips AA 738 during pushback at LGA

Empty A321 being pushed back has it's right winglets clip the left horizontal stabilizer of a 738 parked at its gate. Just by happened about 30 minutes ago. Where on the airfield did this occur? With all of the construction at LGA there’s obviously been a fair amount of changes to existing ramp spa...

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by LX015
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321 clips AA 738 during pushback at LGA
Replies: 14
Views: 5153

AA A321 clips AA 738 during pushback at LGA

Empty A321 being pushed back has it's right winglets clip the left horizontal stabilizer of a 738 parked at its gate. Just by happened about 30 minutes ago.

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by LX015
Thu May 30, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tempers flaring on LGA ground...
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Tempers flaring on LGA ground...

All kinds of delays due to the weather, broken tug with an A319 in tow and a sick passenger in the restroom while on taxiway. Flustered ground controller and pilots getting a bit snippy at 7:48pm ET.

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by LX015
Mon May 13, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 9197

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Yossarian22 wrote:
Perhaps Boeing needs to design a new plane that neither catches fire nor has a suicidal computer, before we talk about this.


Not a bad idea...

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by LX015
Fri May 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger attempts to open door on flt to LGA
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

Passenger attempts to open door on flt to LGA

https://abc7ny.com/passenger-suicidal-w ... t/5294597/
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Mentally disturbed woman tried to open forward door on approach to LGA on a Delta Connection flight. Arrived here to see a gang of PA Police and Port Authority vehicles surrounding the aircraft at gate C34.
https://abc7ny.com/passenger-suicidal-w ... t/5294597/

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by LX015
Thu May 09, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine issues on Delta's A220s?
Replies: 1
Views: 1419

Engine issues on Delta's A220s?

Over the last couple of weeks I've noticed at least 5 (most likely more) A220s having their engines being worked on and/or running engine tests at LGA. Does anyone have any insight on this?

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by LX015
Fri May 03, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air pilot suspended for beating hotel clerk over ironing
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: Lion Air pilot suspended for beating hotel clerk over ironing

I counted 4 times that the pilot hit the hotel employee. If he was only suspended for this incident, he got off lucky. He should have been fired and arrested for assault. Not a good look for Lion Air.

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by LX015
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've heard the "barking dog" explanation, but...
Replies: 14
Views: 5598

Re: I've heard the "barking dog" explanation, but...

What's the deal with the CS100/A220 "humpback whale" noise? I never heard an A220 from close, so I don't know what noise you are talking about. Does it occur during climb and is it rather continuous? be combustor howl if it occurs during spool-up. It's the geared turbo fan- you'll hear it...

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by LX015
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've heard the "barking dog" explanation, but...
Replies: 14
Views: 5598

I've heard the "barking dog" explanation, but...

What's the deal with the CS100/A220 "humpback whale" noise?

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by LX015
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the cargojet 727s gone?
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: Are the cargojet 727s gone?

I was wondering the same thing. As of late, it seems the Cargojet 727 that has been coming to EWR daily has been switched to a 757.

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by LX015
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 107
Views: 15676

Re: 787 family future prospects

And then there are A330-200s that will need to be replaced too. Airbus does not have a same-size aircraft to replace the A332. A359 is too large as a replacement. A339 does not have the range for the longest A332 route, and arguably it's less of a "new aircraft" than 787. It is possible t...

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by LX015
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3469

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018

zeke wrote:
How many aircraft do they have sitting on the ground that have been produced however the airline is in financial hardship and not able to take delivery ?


Good question.

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by LX015
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Retires Remaining Double Bogie A320s
Replies: 40
Views: 9730

Re: Air India Retires Remaining Double Bogie A320s

Pardon my ignorance but what is a double bogie A320? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcR2oqldop_fpBALy3jDTgJsiF1ksa-zZ6mbMO_AisfKDM7htpSY Air India also did this with some B727's so they could land on unimproved runways. Years ago I worked for a company that Bought them for sp...

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by LX015
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 54
Views: 5831

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

So, to a degree it weakens the argument that flight attendants are there for passengers’ safety and not as wait staff. One doesn’t tip a police officer or TSA agent or doctor...

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by LX015
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55318

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Hmmm, I wonder of it's a jfk thing. In an interview with the famous and recently retired kennedy Steve, he did say that jfk has some of the worst taxiways. Something I didn't know was that he worked all aspects of ATC, not just ground, although he preferred working ground. A quick side note, his fa...

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by LX015
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR A 321 on the way to Cuba
Replies: 12
Views: 5380

Re: WOW AIR A 321 on the way to Cuba

WOW9321, is a flight just over 2000 nm. Obviously it’s within the aircrafts performance capabilities, also it’s about 190nm from its destination at this moment.

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by LX015
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion
Replies: 71
Views: 16200

Re: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion

Losing 50% of its fleet? That is devastating for Fly Jamaica. I really hope they can hold on, but I have my doubts.

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by LX015
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 40
Views: 8346

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

Tancrede wrote:
To be able to sell to Iran, Airbus should start to built airplanes with no US parts. Not a fancy idea I would say.


If it were only so easy...

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by LX015
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ATC on strike?
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Ethiopian ATC on strike?

http://flightservicebureau.org/ethiopia ... tc-strike/
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Addis Ababa has unrated controllers providing ATC service and there are no NOTAMS? Have any pilots here dealt with this current situation at ADD?

http://flightservicebureau.org/ethiopia ... tc-strike/

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by LX015
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ridiculous amounts of LTG in NYC area
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

Ridiculous amounts of LTG in NYC area

I have never seen so much lightening above nyc in my life. Seems as if a few flights were sent to EWR because of it. Right now there are a few aircraft repositioning to JFK as we speak.

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by LX015
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC
Replies: 42
Views: 9193

Re: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC

Ahhh, the unmistakable sounds of JFK!

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by LX015
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 74550

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

BWIAirport wrote:
How long can we keep extending the fuselage and changing the wing before it becomes a new aircraft type?


Ask Boeing. They've done it with the 737.

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by LX015
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 74550

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

Soooooo, is this like your first time on an AvGeek forum or something? That happens all the time. In all fairness, I gave this a lot of thought before posting but decided it was nothing detrimental towards Jetblue nor were plans leaked. It was more about Airbus possibly proposing a variant of the A...

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by LX015
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare treat at EWR this afternoon...
Replies: 8
Views: 2682

Re: Rare treat at EWR this afternoon...

STT757 wrote:
Saw it on my way home from work, very cool. Also this morning there was DL 757 parked near the Turnpike, where the DHL 727s used to park back in the day.



Everytime I drive down the tpke I ALWAYS remember that DHL 727! So close you could almost touch it!

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by LX015
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare treat at EWR this afternoon...
Replies: 8
Views: 2682

Re: Rare treat at EWR this afternoon...

catiii wrote:
LX015 wrote:
Flights arriving on 29 arriving from the south. Anyone in Bayonne has a nice view of all the arrivals. Is there any issue with the 22s?


Also arriving on 29 from the north too...



They are now, the fun stuff from the south is over. :(

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by LX015
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare treat at EWR this afternoon...
Replies: 8
Views: 2682

Rare treat at EWR this afternoon...

Flights arriving on 29 arriving from the south. Anyone in Bayonne has a nice view of all the arrivals. Is there any issue with the 22s?

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by LX015
Fri May 25, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United CRJ700 overhead bin question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2523

Re: United CRJ700 overhead bin question...

I've done well in the past with United/Continental flying transatlantic with it. They were ALWAYS willing to put it in a closet. I haven't flown with it (Fender Jazz) on a RJ before.

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by LX015
Fri May 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United CRJ700 overhead bin question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2523

Re: United CRJ700 overhead bin question...

So, I should be able to get away with carrying it to the gate then valet-tag there and scoop it at my destination? I'm just doing a short leg from LGA to Dulles.

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by LX015
Fri May 25, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United CRJ700 overhead bin question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2523

United CRJ700 overhead bin question...

I assume its quite small, but I may be wrong. Does anyone think a bass guitar would fit in an overhead bin or should i expect to check it?

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by LX015
Fri May 25, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 80908

Last moments of Cubana 737 before crash video

https://youtu.be/xBUKWtTJcaY
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Looks like there was no thrust at all at this point.
https://youtu.be/xBUKWtTJcaY

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