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by Oilman
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues
Replies: 179
Views: 37437

Re: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues

Stitch wrote:

Properties of CFRP.


Can you please elaborate? I also read up thread that you can’t fasten CFRP to aluminum. How do both materials coexist in the same airframe? Is there some intermediary material?

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by Oilman
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71717

Re: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC

If AA starts to routinely drop routes that AS starts, wouldn’t this raise antitrust concerns?

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by Oilman
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 MLB Charters
Replies: 50
Views: 6033

Re: 2020 MLB Charters

Citifield is 2.9 miles driving from LGA and 11.1 miles from JFK. I know they are both right by the stadium but Citi is significantly closer. That being said I know a lot of the baseball teams go out of JFK.. I've actually seen charters of 757-200 for MLB at LGA but more often I believe they are ove...

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by Oilman
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 MLB Charters
Replies: 50
Views: 6033

Re: 2020 MLB Charters

It looks like the Atlanta Braves continue with DL8877. They are at the Mets tonight and are flying out of JFK instead of the usual LGA. Weird.

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by Oilman
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260919

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Does anyone know why the seating differed between the M88 and the M90? The M88 had the two seats on the right while the M90 had the two seats on the left (when looking forward).

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by Oilman
Sun May 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A359ULRs all parked?
Replies: 52
Views: 18375

Re: SQ A359ULRs all parked?

Is there a way to see the difference between a standard A359 and a -ULR?

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by Oilman
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99709

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

gdavis003 wrote:
Why would Spirit ask DOT to remove an airport that they don't fly to? Are they seeking it on behalf of the other airlines who do fly to BHM?


The government accidentally included BHM for Spirit in the original order and Spirit pointed it out.

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by Oilman
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12425

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

SunsetLimited wrote:
A group of 60+ came in from LAX on AA only to take one of the flights to MNL. Yes you read that right. LAX-MSY-ADD-MNL.


If it gets you home, I guess you take it!

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by Oilman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16955

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Can someone please explain what “ATC Alert” means?

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by Oilman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16955

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Why is LAS and MDW ATC still closed? It seems like they’ve had enough time to sanitize the facility.

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by Oilman
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26199

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

ASMVPGOLD,

Please put spaces after your commas in your signature. It’s causing the page to scale way out!

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by Oilman
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 8446

Re: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL

Delta777Jet needs to put spaces between those slashes in the signature.....

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by Oilman
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7714

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

Why did Air Canada move away from Air Georgian?

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by Oilman
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no flight from Wick to Glasgow, but there is from Wick to Aberdeen and Edinburgh?
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: Why no flight from Wick to Glasgow, but there is from Wick to Aberdeen and Edinburgh?

I had no idea there was an airport in Wick! You taught me something today.

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by Oilman
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested
Replies: 35
Views: 10290

Re: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested

I always wondered what the “C” stood for in “BCF”. It’s the Boeing Cocaine Feature!

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by Oilman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56887

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

I mean unless you're going to sue for phycological damage you're going to have a hard time showing damages, and so long as it was dropped 2000 feet above the tallest building on the path it was legal, so no regulatory fines. I’ve worked many large oil spills in my career and exposure to gasoline an...

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by Oilman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56887

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

I mean unless you're going to sue for phycological damage you're going to have a hard time showing damages, and so long as it was dropped 2000 feet above the tallest building on the path it was legal, so no regulatory fines. I’ve worked many large oil spills in my career and exposure to gasoline an...

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by Oilman
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 473
Views: 95172

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Did anyone ever hear why DL 701, JNB-ATL, diverted to JFK on 12/29/19?

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by Oilman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Drunk
Replies: 17
Views: 6390

Re: Flying Drunk

Rossiya747 wrote:
Happened a few times at Teterboro in the 60's? when a drunk guy stole a plane and landed in Central Park two times.


Was it the same guy both times?

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by Oilman
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?
Replies: 75
Views: 11716

Re: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?

In 2018, I had to make a trip from ATL-SRQ with no notice. I grabbed my “go bag” and went to Hartsfield. I was really surprised the Delta kiosk couldn’t sell me a ticket. I ended up using the app to buy the ticket and then check-in.

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by Oilman
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight
Replies: 43
Views: 7976

Re: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight

How does a flight so short work with ATC clearances? Are they cleared for approach before departure?

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by Oilman
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A220 and LCY - JFK (BA001)
Replies: 20
Views: 8093

Re: The A220 and LCY - JFK (BA001)

Why did BA retire the other A318 that flew LCY-JFK?

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by Oilman
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 College Football Charters Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 21127

Re: 2019 College Football Charters Thread

Thanks for posting these links!

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by Oilman
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 164654

Re: Inaugural Delta JFK-BOM Tomorrow.

TTailedTiger wrote:
Did they do an equipment sub on a regularly scheduled ATL-JFK flight or did they operate an extra section to position the 77L at JFK?


According to FlightAware, DL is running the 77L instead of a 717 on DL244, ATL-JFK, on Monday and Tuesday to rotate the frames in.

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by Oilman
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no regularly scheduled Texas-East Coast redeyes?
Replies: 70
Views: 10608

Re: Why are there no regularly scheduled Texas-East Coast redeyes?

You wanna talk about weird "redeyes?" I found an oddball A220 flight SLC-ATL on 28 December that I booked as my return from a trip out there. There are hardly any A220 flights out of ATL at the moment, so I thought it would be a fun opportunity to fly on one. But the flight leaves SLC at ...

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by Oilman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evacuation Slide Falls from DL Flight
Replies: 36
Views: 10197

Re: Evacuation Slide Falls from DL Flight

How much does an overwing slide weigh?

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by Oilman
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 32360

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Does anyone know what the y-axis is? % of flights? Seats? Seat-miles?

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by Oilman
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR today DUB-BGR
Replies: 22
Views: 6432

Re: FR today DUB-BGR

uta999 wrote:
Perhaps they have started NYC and BGR is their local airport.


I love this answer!

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by Oilman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport with the longest average flight time for departures?
Replies: 26
Views: 7869

Re: Airport with the longest average flight time for departures?

That’s a good guess. How about Easter Island?

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by Oilman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 College Football Charters Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 21127

Re: 2019 College Football Charters Thread

The Vols are flying DL 757 to TYS - Ocala to play Florida tomorrow. I find this interesting as in past trips to the Swamp they have always used GNV. They will be returning tomorrow from GNV. Anyone know why? https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL8903/222dd9b3 I believe teams fly into Ocala because Gaine...

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by Oilman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)
Replies: 38
Views: 6923

Re: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)

Does anyone know where the plane is now? Flightaware and Flightradar24 don’t show N743SW departing MGE. It also looks like Southwest flew an extra section (WN9016) to cover the next leg, ATL-MCO, instead of WN2574.

Edited because I still can’t spell.

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by Oilman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)
Replies: 38
Views: 6923

Re: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)

I’ve lived in Atlanta for a long time and have never heard of a diversion to Robbins. Their fuel situation must have been very tight. There’s irony here, too. I bet there were a handful of people on the plane who live in Northwest Atlanta. A lot of folks would like regular commercial service there, ...

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by Oilman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 195
Views: 74025

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

How do the pilots, mechanics, etc clear US customs on this flight? Will it use a gate on concourse E or F? If the plane goes straight to parking area, do they all go by bus?

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by Oilman
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 14495

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

Three different Virgin 747’s on the ground. One for the normal flight and two repos from Orlando. Two just took off heading back south. Where were they parked? The VS Source shows the two flights repositioning from LGW. The next day they flew ATL-MCO-MAN/LGW. I wonder if the reposition flights carr...

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by Oilman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 34803

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

What's very interesting is this flight took off: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VIR15 After it departed it "diverted" to ATL. Did someone mess up here? Oddly enough, VS website shows it "cancelled" https://www.virginatlantic.com/flightinfo/viewFlightStatusByOrigin?flightNum...

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by Oilman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 College Football Charters Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 21127

Re: 2019 College Football Charters Thread

Anyone know how Arizona got to and from Hawaii?

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by Oilman
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 94
Views: 11763

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

UPlog wrote:
Did you read what the OPer wrote ? :wideeyed:


Well that’s just embarrassing. :oops:

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by Oilman
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 94
Views: 11763

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

Does anyone know where to find the criteria used to pick the winners?

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by Oilman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 6787

Re: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019

Why would AA (or any airline) need to have a ground stop issued by the FAA for only their own flights? Can’t they simply delay their own flights at origin without FAA help?

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by Oilman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 9761

Re: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019

Extra section? More likely an ATC issue. Airlines will change the flight number to a 9000 number for ATC to avoid confusion if a similar or same flight number exists at another airline at a similar time. At DL the 9000 flight numbers are charters, ferries, or delivery flights. Trying to figure out ...

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by Oilman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 7852

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

Did the DC8 at Goma Airport ever make it out? It looks like the airport was rebuilt/repaired eventually.

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by Oilman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly
Replies: 35
Views: 5428

Re: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly

That’s a nice update and some closure.

Thanks!

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by Oilman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 250574

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I love this thread and like the daily updates and the format. I’m not doing this kinda of research and appreciate anything hkcanadaexpat provides.

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by Oilman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 35488

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Does an industry leading contract mean every item is better than every other relevant airline? Or, is there a way to quantify all of the items into an overall score and that score is better than other relevant airlines? I guess the answer also could be up to personal interpretation..

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by Oilman
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds JFK - IAH
Replies: 36
Views: 8023

Re: Delta adds JFK - IAH

Didn’t Delta fly this in the past? I seem to remember they tried IAH and HOU. This always seemed to me a route Delta should be able to make work.

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by Oilman
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11880

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

How does United rotate plans to GUM? Do they go US-HNL-GUM?

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by Oilman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 14550

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

Didn’t AF move their PTP and other French Caribbean flights to Atlanta at one point? Does anyone remember what happened with all that?

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by Oilman
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 8039

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

I think DL may have flown the M88 from ATL-STX. Call me crazy, but I think they used that bird on Saturdays about 10 years ago or so. I remember seeing this flight. In 1999, when Delta had a more robust bank in the 11 pm hour in Atlanta, I was waiting on the last flight to LAS. The flight in the ga...

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by Oilman
Thu May 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 17613

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

Will the AMS-TPA aircraft arrive into Concourse F and then be towed over to Concourse E for departure?

Have a good flight!

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