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by bravoindia
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15496

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

Sully is not that impressed: https://twitter.com/Captsully/status/1148728847074041856 Well I'm not impressed by Sully. An airline pilot who simply did his job has been elevated by the media to be an expert on all things aviation. This is very disrespectful. First of all the guy had a 30 year career...

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by bravoindia
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13503

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

You're all vastly overthinking this. Some are acting like ATL is the first. Jesus, they're nearly the last! The Mayor has decided her airport shall no longer overtly endorse this activity, a position she can easily defend all day long. It's not about freedoms, liberals, or high fructose corn syrup....

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by bravoindia
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13503

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

This is why the state should run the airport ☠️

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by bravoindia
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15496

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

SteelChair wrote:
shankly wrote:


Well I'm not impressed by Sully.

An airline pilot who simply did his job has been elevated by the media to be an expert on all things aviation.


Exactly.

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by bravoindia
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6545

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

Just curious was VIR110 daily last summer as it is this year or did I miss the memo. Awesome working the 744 daily with PAX.

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by bravoindia
Wed May 15, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 78856

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I heard Atlanta may be starting late 2019. Any truth to that?

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by bravoindia
Wed May 01, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6952

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

I fly Delta a ton for work and always enjoy my 717/MD88/MD90 flights. For some reason and probably more mental, I feel they handle turbulence better than the 737/A319/A320/A321s if they had to fly the same leg. Plus, I've had better luck getting 717 pilots to do high power static takeoffs! :D Only ...

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by bravoindia
Wed May 01, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6952

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

I quite enjoy the 717. It's a little rocket ship, and the way Delta has them set up is quite nice. They're very comfortable. MD-90 I'll only fly if necessary. Plenty of better narrow body options out there. MD-80s I will avoid at all costs. Their time has come and gone. 3 of my last 4 MD-80 flights...

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by bravoindia
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 38
Views: 5363

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

Well ORD is the busiest airport by movements so they pretty much need to. Still very close to ATL but way ahead of DFW. I do believe ATL does triple parallel frequently. Also, you might find it interesting that ORD is actually capable of quad parallel landings. They don't generally do them but I ha...

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by bravoindia
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 38
Views: 5363

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

Flying into ORD recently, I got to experience a triple parallel landing for the first time. I don't recall having ever seen this at other airports that are capable of it like ATL, DFW, or DEN. Is there a specific reason ORD prefers to use triple landing configs so frequently while others don't? You...

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by bravoindia
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 38
Views: 5363

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

Well ORD is the busiest airport by movements so they pretty much need to. Still very close to ATL but way ahead of DFW. I do believe ATL does triple parallel frequently. Also, you might find it interesting that ORD is actually capable of quad parallel landings. They don't generally do them but I ha...

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by bravoindia
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350
Replies: 59
Views: 9523

Re: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350

Combine all the traffic in the LA Basin the two airports in Chicago and the three in New York all have more movements than ATL does. Great. Go ahead and do that math for us to back your claim. We'll wait. Air Carrier Movements 2018 - ATL- 872,767 JFK/EWR/LGA -1,082,212 ORD/MDW - 833,861 Source- FAA...

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by bravoindia
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350
Replies: 59
Views: 9523

Re: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350

ATL has fewer bad days during the winter plus a lot less air traffic I’m quite sure the underlined portion of your claim is not factual. Again - numbers please or mark your claim as speculative. You know, per forum rules. Yes the air traffic around Southern California, Chicago and New York is much ...

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by bravoindia
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350
Replies: 59
Views: 9523

Re: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350

It’s the most efficient airport in the world, while moving the most people. Efficient and safe. Both are envious traits in the aviation world so go ahead and explain how it is not “premier” ? Keep in mind also ATLO doesn't have to deal with the traffic or weather of NYC, CHI or BOS which helps it's...

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by bravoindia
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350
Replies: 59
Views: 9523

Re: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350

It's about time! ATL is a premier airport and deserves this kind of service. I could see them opening an A350 base in Atlanta eventually, with the aircraft making its appearance on routes like ATL-LHR, ATL-CDG, & ATL-FRA. The aircraft on ATL-LHR can go go JFK to get some A350 exposure in the JF...

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by bravoindia
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 112
Views: 21439

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

Gonna miss the 757 this summer, not sure why DL can't make 2x LAX-KOA work for the upcoming summer schedule yet we down grade with plane and capacity but SEA keeps the 757 wow :evil: Whats really the difference (as a pax) between a 757 and a 737-800/900? Its a 3x3 cramped awful ride in the back (an...

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by bravoindia
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s in Atlanta
Replies: 56
Views: 8644

Re: Delta MD-88s in Atlanta

I'm curious if the up gauging will have any relevant affect on the ATL passenger counts. Guessing PAX numbers will still slowly rise. Might be a while before ATL has most movements since ORD has so many RJs. DL and the ATL Airport will need to add frequencies to gain that title back. They only last...

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by bravoindia
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Busiest Airports 1990
Replies: 9
Views: 3897

Re: World's Busiest Airports 1990

I know this isn’t exactly related to the question, but for what it’s worth, I think ORD is typically ahead of ATL in movements these days. I work as a traffic management coordinator and I’m constantly monitoring volume and every single day I have compared the two ORD has more flights. My computers ...

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by bravoindia
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 104929

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

TheKennady2 wrote:
Did ORD beat ATL for 2018 aircraft movements? Anyone have the Numbers? Or projected?



Yes. For this year.

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by bravoindia
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6545

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

Veigar wrote:
ATL in 2019 is like most American airports in the late 90s. MD-80s, 767s, and 757s everywhere.


Thank goodness. It is an awesome thing to be a part of.

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by bravoindia
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1003
Views: 144091

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Atlwarrior wrote:
Does anyone know how Qatar Airlines A350 flight out of Atlanta is performing. I would imagine a lot of people flying to India using that flight.



It climbs like a dog so I’d assume it’s full of something. Lol.

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by bravoindia
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 7990

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

UpNAWAy wrote:
Weather and ATC is the reason for almost all delays.



ATC? Lol. Ok. Explain.

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by bravoindia
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 144
Views: 16443

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

Will we see an A35K or 787-10 at ATL ever?

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by bravoindia
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 135
Views: 31325

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

Just curious - are we completely ignoring the comments by posters with a bit more inside information? Not saying to take them as gospel but their “smoke” probably means there’s a “fire” - I.e. she did this to herself. There’s a lot that cannot be shared by federal employees and also anytime an even...

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by bravoindia
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 135
Views: 31325

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

Where do we have confirmation that she quit? She may have quit her position due to health reasons (or for other reasons of course). But do we know for sure she has quit the FAA ATC program completely? Tugg Dude she was removed, didn’t quit. You don’t get your picture hanging in every security shack...

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by bravoindia
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 48885

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

SuseJ772 wrote:
I always wondered why they didn’t put it in a ATL route. You think the SkyTeam connections could fill it and with not necessarily crap yields.



AF starts the A388 to ATL March 2019

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by bravoindia
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 135
Views: 31325

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

This is very unfortunate. It was a medical issue not a drug/alcohol problem per a friend that works at Vegas Twr. I’m a bit suspect of the pilots reactions. Some a bit savage I’m curious why even within the first few minutes no pilot had inquired if the controller was feeling ok. I feel bad for all...

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by bravoindia
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 135
Views: 31325

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

This is very unfortunate. It was a medical issue not a drug/alcohol problem per a friend that works at Vegas Twr. I’m a bit suspect of the pilots reactions. Some a bit savage I’m curious why even within the first few minutes no pilot had inquired if the controller was feeling ok. I feel bad for all...

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by bravoindia
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 135
Views: 31325

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

This is very unfortunate. It was a medical issue not a drug/alcohol problem per a friend that works at Vegas Twr. I’m a bit suspect of the pilots reactions. Some a bit savage I’m curious why even within the first few minutes no pilot had inquired if the controller was feeling ok. I feel bad for all ...

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by bravoindia
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12163

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Unqualified women pilots are already hired over substantially more qualified males. If anything it has already gone too far. The southwest crash at LGA was a female captain hired with substandard experience. It's not a recipe for success. Why aren't men recruited for female dominated jobs? Nursing,...

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by bravoindia
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 144
Views: 16443

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

Nice to see KLM623 operated on B789 today. Also DAL9960 first time I’ve seen a C Series(A221) depart here.

Looks like barring something significant ORD will be the the worlds busiest for 2018 by aircraft movements.

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by bravoindia
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 144
Views: 16443

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

Good afternoon everyone! A few updates. 1. I noticed that Lufthansa brought their A346 around late September and continued through late October. As of today, they have resumed using the A333. 2. Virgin Atlantic has brought their A346 back for the remainder of this year and next year. Also the Virgi...

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by bravoindia
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 19514

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

The A321s are actually taking care of that. Every time we say hello to a brand-new A321 or B739, we say goodbye to an old MD88. and thank god we do. Save the mad dog. Looking forward to working these nice birds in ATL. But nothing performs ( in this size range ) like an MD88 and I know for most it’...

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by bravoindia
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?
Replies: 42
Views: 6282

Re: Hurricane Florence & Boeing Plant in CHS?

Will Boeing evacuate all flyable airframes from CHS and what will they do to protect ones that are not? Can’t say from which airports/bases but Dobbins(MGE) Lawson (LSF) Macon (MCN) and Warner Robbins (WRB) are all going to be getting aircaft in some capacity. Lots of variables including the weathe...

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by bravoindia
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?
Replies: 66
Views: 12621

Re: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?

CV880 wrote:
CLT is probably closer to that stat than ATL.



Does CLT have an airport?

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by bravoindia
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 12960

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

Oh this stupid topic again. So who is going to pay for it and where are you going to put it? Anybody who understands the aviation and political landscape in Atlanta knows this is going no where. ATL is better located than any possible alternate site. It is also dramatically cheaper to grow than bui...

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by bravoindia
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 12960

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

so says it's CEO. Gee, I wonder why? Maybe because DL would actually have to compete for business in Atlanta for the first time in decades. Bastian laughingly was quoted in the article ""The secret to the success of what we have is the biggest airport in the world," Delta CEO Ed Bast...

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by bravoindia
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 209682

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I have had a totally irrational dislike for WN for years. Possibly due to a FA comedy routine gone wrong. They're doing a great job rationalizing my feelings lately. Amen. I refuse to fly Southwest. It's funny, because I prefer legacy carriers, but have no problem flying Allegiant or Spirit (non-st...

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by bravoindia
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 209682

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

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by bravoindia
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 209682

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

"operational necessities" What does that mean? When would it be necessary to use 32? Why is it necessary to land 28R when it is 10-15 more flying miles from the south side of the airport? I was wondering why all planes from BWI / Washington / southeast part of the country coming in on DEM...

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by bravoindia
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 209682

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

[quote=“Luckyleaf6”]Nowadays, I rarely ever see anyone land on 32, and I've been noticing all planes coming from the Washington area all going to 28R. Is operational necessities mean there are some taxiways closed that prevent 32 from being used as a landing runway? I am just confused The issue wit...

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by bravoindia
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 209682

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Yes, 28L is notam closed until then. Departures are using 28C except for anything coming out of Atlantic that can use N to get up to 28R 32 is only taking arrivals out of operational necessities most of the day. So Cargo and Business jets and the few liars who insist on landing on it. "operati...

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by bravoindia
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 209682

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Yes, 28L is notam closed until then. Departures are using 28C except for anything coming out of Atlantic that can use N to get up to 28R 32 is only taking arrivals out of operational necessities most of the day. So Cargo and Business jets and the few liars who insist on landing on it. Couldn't be r...

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by bravoindia
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 69
Views: 8360

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

SCQ83 wrote:
What do Chinese tourists do in PIT?


Asians fly in and gamble the rivers casino is right downtown and quite nice. Philly/Allentown/Scranton/Jersey Shore casinos got bus loads of international (mainly Asian) tourists come in and gamble. So the casino is one huge draw. And the Steelers.

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by bravoindia
Wed May 30, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 144
Views: 16443

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

Might have already been mentioned, but DL837 the HNL flight has been a 77L and seems to stay that way for a bit.

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by bravoindia
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 46534

Re: Power outage in ATL

After the weather impacts this year as well as this event now, I wonder if this opens the door for ORD to be the World’s Busiest for 2017?

Glad to see the power back on hopefully after this stressful event everyone can get to spend next Monday with family like they had planned.

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by bravoindia
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 320968

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Diverts to BWI today from ABE, 1/4SM and FZFG, hopefully it clears before they’re delayed too much. This is where the CAT II would be nice. Also not just here but at any point in the network when these aircraft divert will they unload at the divert airport some if not all of the cargo depending on c...

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by bravoindia
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 320968

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

The ABE airport authority probably doesn’t even realize they lost flights to BWI. We have room for 3-4 cargo spots against the current 5, they only opted to add 1. Just like next year when they add width to the runway for snow removal they are choosing not to lengthen it. All is part of the master p...

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by bravoindia
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortened call signs?
Replies: 25
Views: 4255

Re: Shortened call signs?

Frontier vs Frontier Flight is common throughout the US. Why does it matter? I get the rigidity of ATC but everyone knows who Frontier is. "Frontier Air" is Frontier Flying Service, "Frontier Flight" is Frontier Airlines. With F9 not serving Alaska this isn't too big of a deal, ...

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by bravoindia
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortened call signs?
Replies: 25
Views: 4255

Re: Shortened call signs?

It's also quite common for European pilots operating heavy or super aircraft to not say "heavy" or "super" even when flying into or out of a U.S. airport. They usually don't have to do so at airports in their home countries, so it's understandable IMHO (and I've heard U.S. contr...

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