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by flyrocoak
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9545

Re: Boeing Screws Up KL 100 Year Festivities

it must be a pretty lame event if this is all it takes to 'screw it up'.

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by flyrocoak
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 6307

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

Yeah,, it might BE since United no longer has facilities at Oakland.. Airlines, UA included, start/re-start new airports without existing facilities all the time. Not a large stopping block. I read somewhere that UA may be looking at restarting OAK in the future. 77H Scott Kirby told the SF Chronic...

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by flyrocoak
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 38008

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

The ITH expansion and renovation project is moving right along... https://flyithaca.com/2019/05/ith-construction-update/ On the service side I wouldn't be surprised if AA moved one of their 2 BOS-ROC flights to ITH. Do you think that ROC is pulling in that many travelers from the Ithaca region on t...

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by flyrocoak
Wed May 15, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11156

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

catiii wrote:
At my airline we do not exclude applicants who "never flew in a plane as a kid." If that's a "what not to say," your recruiters are dummies.


But that statement certainly doesn't add value. Why say it?

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by flyrocoak
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 38008

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

I kind of guessed that UA might retaliate F9’s DEN service once they added the service from BTV-DEN (also in retaliation to F9). But what I didn’t know is that it would happen this quickly. Often what happens in small markets is that once one of the Big3 legacies have successfully eliminated the co...

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by flyrocoak
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gain of 15 knots at 300'
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: Gain of 15 knots at 300'

Thanks for your detailed response. As I have no piloting experience, I appreciate your explaining it in a way that I understand. I would imagine crosswind landings in gusty conditions brings about other factors and conditions that must be accounted for that are not as straight forward. ROC runway #2...

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by flyrocoak
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gain of 15 knots at 300'
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Gain of 15 knots at 300'

Apologies in advance if I have the wrong forum on this. Our region is under a high wind warning today, with guests to 60, which is not unusual for ROC this time of year. After hearing/watching several go-arounds at ROC today due to pilot reported wind shear, I listed to ATC and heard approach inform...

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by flyrocoak
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62220

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Jim[/quote] Correct ... i have no evidence to prove my point. Nor will you find any stats to prove I am wrong. But dont get bent of shape. If you live in Rochester .... go ask people. Out of all my friends I had in Rochester, only 1 time did I hear someone go to the ROC airport. The rest flew out of...

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by flyrocoak
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62220

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Last year, AA was going to run two A319's to CLT, and Monroe County asked them to split the two departures into four CR9/ E-Jet, so that the route could have higher frequency. I'm glad the County did that. Frequency is more important to me than aircraft. It dictates the flight/carrier that I choose...

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by flyrocoak
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving LGW-OAK to LGW-SFO
Replies: 77
Views: 10595

Re: Norwegian Exiting OAK for SFO

Last time I was in San Francisco, I flew into SFO and out of Oakland and there was hardly any difference in terms of convenience. The metro takes about the same time from the city center to either and, in fact, because OAK was relatively small and empty it was very easy to use. What is the advantag...

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by flyrocoak
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62220

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Just found an official source on Air Georgian Opps https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-canada-to-drop-three-us-cities-452386/ I used to wonder how effective the Rochester - Toronto route was, but then I noticed that it always seemed like they had a decent amount of people waiting at the ...

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by flyrocoak
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 22761

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

BWI-ROC is reduced from 3 to 2x daily. This is disappointing. I just checked the load factors the other day and WN has an annual average of 85.43% in ROC. Not horrible. I've seen the writing on the wall for awhile now as WN keeps cutting back on ROC. For my bi-weekly work trips, I've already moved ...

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by flyrocoak
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62220

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

ROC "will never grow" to be BUF and SYR is GROWING with Frontier last week adding flight and possibly WN coming too. Also, I have lived in Rochester for 2 years. Xerox is crumbling ....SLOWLY but surely and Kodak is basically just a giant empty plants in Greece, NY. The wealthy tech city ...

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by flyrocoak
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 78
Views: 9937

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

In years past,ROC woul get out usual 767 and an A300 or 757. DHL 757 to ROC on Sundays http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ATN555 Its been doing this the past 2 Sundays. I wish the weather would cooperate,I'd go see it. I heard/saw this yesterday going over my house.... I'm a mile from the airport. ...

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by flyrocoak
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 5421

Re: OAK airport

Other than the recent add of BA you don't see international or domestic carries kicking down the door to get into OAK, even given its geographically closer to downtown San Francisco than SFO and less prone to fog issues. While SFO facilities are nothing close to spectacular they pull all of the dom...

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by flyrocoak
Tue May 09, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 71
Views: 12299

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

What was the assailant's motive for the assault? I do hope it was not a homophobic attack. The linked West Australian article does not state any - it only says he was charged with giving police a false name. I should think he ought to be charged with assault. The pie thrower, Tony Overheu, was a 's...

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by flyrocoak
Tue May 09, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 71
Views: 12299

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

Alan Joyce handled it with class, and got in a couple jokes about it.

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by flyrocoak
Thu May 04, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 7415

Re: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence

Well, I find it a losing battle to argue against people on this forum. We (along with all LAX-EWR flights beginning at 9am Monday) were delayed on ground stop in LAX, and all left around 2:30PM, because of this slow moving storm. But I don't know anything, you guys were all there and know exactly h...

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by flyrocoak
Mon May 01, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK Int Flights--Boom to Bust to Boom Plus
Replies: 25
Views: 4636

Re: OAK Int Flights--Boom to Bust to Boom Plus

I was really sad to see UA cut DEN years ago and grudgingly followed them to SFO, but then I remembered how much less stressful of an experience OAK is after I gave up on UA. I didn't follow UA to SFO. When I moved to the Eastbay from San Francisco, I was glad to see UA with a decent presence at OA...

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by flyrocoak
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.
Replies: 84
Views: 11799

Re: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.

A couple misconceptions that I noticed others state about OAK: 1) Oakland has two runways suitable for commercial aircraft: 30 & 28L. I've been on jets that landed on 28L in the past for various reasons. The runway length for 28L is similar to MDW which has no problems with a large volume. 2) Fr...

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by flyrocoak
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 35429

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

I'd feel privileged to fly on a airline with enough class to forbid spandex. Frankly, it would be less of an issue if some, or many of the people who wear it in public were not so grotesquely overweight. Someday, hopefully soon, social media will revolt against social media. :D Ha ha, I love this l...

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by flyrocoak
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 24546

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

https://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?itemid=69886 I don't understand all the complaining. This actually has more color than most of the other start ups or even legacy carriers. And billboard titles in nice large geometric letters. And the 2 colors involved are kind of unique and not th...

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by flyrocoak
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas LGBT Livery
Replies: 67
Views: 15010

Re: New Qantas LGBT Livery

What's the heterosexual livery gonna look like? GF Idunno, what do you feel would be an appropriate symbol that could be worked into the livery that says we’re here, we are 92% of the population and we feel a need to call that out because of the hardship and discrimination we have faced and often s...

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by flyrocoak
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SFO A Wx Mess Explained for Laymen
Replies: 17
Views: 3043

Re: Why is SFO A Wx Mess Explained for Laymen

I live in Alameda and love the 'stormy weather southeast plan'. It sends all the SFO traffic right over my house. It's great seeing the planes coming in so low, especially The 747's and A380's which seem to be coming in lower than the smaller jets. Most of us in the Bay Area are very familiar with w...

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by flyrocoak
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United retires ual.com domain.
Replies: 34
Views: 7113

Re: United retires ual.com domain.

UAL.com stopped redirecting to united.com *months* ago. It was definitely used in advertising until sometime in the early to mid 2000s. I get why they stopped advertising it, but I don't know why they stopped the redirect. Old habits die hard, and I used to type ual.com in all the time. It was work...

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by flyrocoak
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.
Replies: 72
Views: 16202

Re: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.

I'm more confused about the posts that exclaim how desperate they must have been to land in the Aleutians in... the.. .WINTER! Alaska Airlines does it all winter long. So does Penair. The weather can be dicey but airplanes fly in and out regularly all winter. Cold Bay is a logical diversion point i...

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by flyrocoak
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 126829

Re: BREAKING: Plane missing in Colombia

Two things strike me about this thread. This is a crash with a significant loss of life but compared to the EK crash in DXB recently where there were no fatalities, the number of posts here is staggering. I think part of the reason is that the (possible) cause seemed apparent from the get go: Fuel ...

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by flyrocoak
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When does the new southwest schedule get released?
Replies: 50
Views: 7752

Re: When does the new southwest schedule get released?

wnflyguy wrote:
I predict you will see FNT,CAK and GSP axed.


A reoccurring prediction on Anet for years now, along with ROC. At some point their numbers will come up, right? It's just a matter of odds. ;-)

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by flyrocoak
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 66889

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

I'm not defending him, but making videos will hurrying to get to safety isn't that bad, he didn't block anyone. People that grab their luggage, delaying others and the evacuation process should be put on a no fly list if you ask me. Agreed. I certainly wouldn't want someone holding me up when evacu...

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by flyrocoak
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario International Airport to drop Los Angeles from name
Replies: 35
Views: 5506

Re: Ontario International Airport to drop Los Angeles from name

. With sale of the airport from LAWA to the City of Ontario and other nearby municipalities planned to close on November 1st, the newly created Ontario International Airport Authority says one of its first actions will be to drop "Los Angeles” from its name, and becoming simply Ontario Interna...

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by flyrocoak
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-OAK diversions
Replies: 10
Views: 2278

Re: SFO-OAK diversions

Hi all - I'm noticing that both LH 454 & SK 935 diverted to OAK (I actually saw the SK flight flying right toward OAK with gear down). Anyone know why? It's not foggy today. They did issue a severe drizzle alert in our area this morning (not kidding, I actually heard that on the radio this morn...

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by flyrocoak
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which WN stations close next?
Replies: 37
Views: 6014

Re: Which WN stations close next?

I wouldn't be surprised if ROC closes at some point down the line. The only have service to BWI, MCO, and TPA (the latter two being seasonal), all of which are served from BUF (plus DEN (seasonal), FLL, LAS, MDW, PHX, and RSW (seasonal)), which is only an hour's drive away. Yeah, I was surprised wh...

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by flyrocoak
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)
Replies: 76
Views: 16626

Re: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)

Having a dual purpose tube and splitting the cost of a second BART tube with SFO and OAK could make the project more feasible. Although I said I would like to see it happen, a second tube will likely be much further north connecting downtown Oakland and Alameda into downtown SF- as the early versio...

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by flyrocoak
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)
Replies: 76
Views: 16626

Re: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)

As someone who used to live in the Bay Area, the talk in this thread is really amusing. Secondly, there's a complete lack of understanding how Bay Area politics and public financing work in this thread. The Bay Area is very balkanized across nine counties, and it's very hard to get regional project...

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by flyrocoak
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 injured due to severe turbulence on B6 BOS-SMF flight
Replies: 33
Views: 5464

Re: 24 injured due to severe turbulance on B6 BOS-SMF flight

The last thing you want when you hit turbulence is for someone at the controls to be slinging the yoke or joystick around as well. There's no way a human can respond as fast as the gusts, nor can the aircraft beat its own inertia to "steer" through it. If an over-reactive and disorientate...

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by flyrocoak
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 injured due to severe turbulence on B6 BOS-SMF flight
Replies: 33
Views: 5464

Re: 24 injured due to severe turbulance on B6 BOS-SMF flight

I totally believe that passengers should always wear their seatbelt at all times except when getting up to use the lavatory or get something out of the overhead. Given that this occurred midway through their flight, it wouldn't be unusual that some of those injured were out of their seat for legitim...

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by flyrocoak
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay pilots...
Replies: 107
Views: 28803

Re: Gay pilots...

I'm gay myself and always thought of me like the odd one interested in aviation... Bingo, same here. I don't typically gravitate towards these types of post when going through the new Anet posts. It was the last one I poked into- as they're not nearly as interesting to me compared to new Boeing sal...

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by flyrocoak
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future SJC Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 2994

Re: Future SJC Airlines

dfwjim1 wrote:
Slightly off topic but it is interesting how SJC has really left OAK in the dust over the past couple of years.


OAK is doing okay, too. 1.1 m passengers for June vs 991k in SJC. SJC is seeing greater growth percentages YOY at 10.1% vs. OAK 9.9%. I wouldn't say it's leaving OAK in the dust.

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by flyrocoak
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)
Replies: 76
Views: 16626

Re: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)

I would like to see a BART style transbay tube that crosses the bay and has one line comprised of direct, dedicated, in terminal access between SFO and OAK for passengers already past security, :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Would you like a pony, a day named after you, and a statue with your ...

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by flyrocoak
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)
Replies: 76
Views: 16626

Re: New San Francisco International Airport (hypothetical)

I would like to see a BART style transbay tube that crosses the bay and has one line comprised of direct, dedicated, in terminal access between SFO and OAK for passengers already past security, and then also have the tube/tracks accommodate a regular BART line that bypasses the airports and simply c...

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by flyrocoak
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016
Replies: 87
Views: 11865

Re: WN Schedule Extension July 7, 2016

Wait- so is that to imply that ROC will be loosing more service, or will see non daily additions? The station already is down to 5 flights, 7 on a good day. I would be surprised if they cut ROC service further. Load factors in 2015 were 84.68% and for the first three months of 2016: 91.63%. Still, ...

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by flyrocoak
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK Is Regaining Its Former Glory
Replies: 103
Views: 17537

Re: OAK Is Regaining Its Former Glory

how does G4 doing in OAK?are they planning to expand their network there? OAK just announced new G4 service to EL Paso- It will be their 9th destination out of OAK. http://www.oaklandairport.com/press_rel ... ID=746&t=p I'm surprised UA doesn't return to OAK. Ignoring an airport with 11 million...

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by flyrocoak
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 31900

Re: New Site.

As a long time, regular visitor of this site, my feedback is that the changes have improved my mobile experience, but the Desktop/laptop experience has really taken a hit. Given that 95% of my visits to this site are on my laptop, I will likely reduce my visits to the site significantly. It's simply...

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