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by BWIAirport
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major League Baseball organizing July 1st Latin American Charters
Replies: 0
Views: 497

Major League Baseball organizing July 1st Latin American Charters

Original tweet from Athletic MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal: https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1276255892946771969?s=20 For those who don't know, Major League Baseball plans on beginning team workouts on July 1, with a season start date target of July 23. In the tweet, it is mentioned that commer...

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by BWIAirport
Thu May 28, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 7620

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Just confirmed for an Italian vacation! June 4 LH401 JFK-FRA A388 Y June 5 LH260 FRA-GOA CRJ9 Y June 12 LH261 GOA-FRA CRJ9 Y June 12 LH404 FRA-JFK B748 Y My first 747-8i and my first CRJ! Kind of funny how I essentially fly the largest and smallest aircraft in Lufthansa's fleet on the same leg. And...

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by BWIAirport
Wed May 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel
Replies: 24
Views: 1697

Re: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel

I was scheduled to fly my first 747-8 this June, but that's looking like it's not going to happen. We're going to postpone, not cancel, the ticket. Who knows what the flight will end up being.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VivaAerobus 917 BWI-GDL
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

VivaAerobus 917 BWI-GDL

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VIV917 This flight is currently flying BWI-GDL. The aircraft, XA-VAY, flew SJD-BWI earlier today. The flight numbers for these two flights, VB917 and VB917, respectively, don't lead me to believe they're charter ops. Does anyone know why this flight is being flown...

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by BWIAirport
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 7679

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

BWI-CVG on Delta back in the mid-2000s. BWI-LAX on AS, which they're cutting in September. BWI-PHX on US/AA, which is about to be cut in the coming weeks. All routes that still have nonstops but the airlines backed out.

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by BWIAirport
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24277

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

Man, that sucks to see BWI-LAX cut. I thought that was doing well.

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by BWIAirport
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5Y6947 strange diversion
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

5Y6947 strange diversion

Giant 6947, operated by N1997A, was scheduled to fly BWI-TPA this morning. It took off and flew down to Florida, did a 360 a little west of JAX, descended to FL260, then turned around and headed back up to BWI. What sort of situation could possible warrant this sort of diversion? https://www.flightr...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do any airlines use aft-wing exit on the 739?
Replies: 3
Views: 2525

Do any airlines use aft-wing exit on the 739?

Title hopefully self-explanatory. It’s pretty clear from an exterior view that there’s an option for an exit door just behind the wing on the 737-900, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a door there. It’s usuall just a plug.

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by BWIAirport
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 7620

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Just confirmed for an Italian vacation! June 4 LH401 JFK-FRA A388 Y June 5 LH260 FRA-GOA CRJ9 Y June 12 LH261 GOA-FRA CRJ9 Y June 12 LH404 FRA-JFK B748 Y My first 747-8i and my first CRJ! Kind of funny how I essentially fly the largest and smallest aircraft in Lufthansa's fleet on the same leg. If ...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I Would Love To See Alaska Have Their Own International Flights
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: I Would Love To See Alaska Have Their Own International Flights

They have a healthy presence in Mexico from the west coast. Or are you looking for more long-haul flights?

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by BWIAirport
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7700

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

Why there has to be a 6-inch gap between passenger window planes is beyond me. I'm sure there's a reason for it, but it makes night filming quite difficult.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KPMG postulates a 22yr aircraft economic life +/-3yrs newTech/oldTech
Replies: 9
Views: 2212

Re: KPMG postulates a 22yr aircraft economic life +/-3yrs newTech/oldTech

KPMG can decide the useful life to be whatever they want. They, EY, PwC, Deloitte, and hundreds of other smaller firms are simply enforcers of rules set forth by entities like the SEC, PCAOB, IAASB, and AICPA. As far as I know, standard useful lives for assets are guidelines or suggestions. If a com...

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by BWIAirport
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DY return to SWF?
Replies: 22
Views: 3561

Re: Will DY return to SWF?

They were also flying 737-800s across the ocean, could those do DUB-SWF?

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by BWIAirport
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway
Replies: 25
Views: 8370

Re: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway

arcticcruiser wrote:
Probably lower than 950hPa cannot be selected on the altimeters. Have seen that on a number of airplanes.

In practice, how much would 4hPa affect runway performance?

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by BWIAirport
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2061

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

Just one: G-CIVV, a 747-436. I was booked on one for a return flight but it was canceled. I am currently booked on a 747-8 in June, here's hoping no funny business happens with that.

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by BWIAirport
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA819 with a surprise dent @ EZE
Replies: 21
Views: 6324

Re: UA819 with a surprise dent @ EZE

AA has a sizeable tech ops @ EZE. With 5 departures today, (4x 777, 1 x 787-9) maybe they can lend one? I don't think UA would have one radome laying around at EZE? More generally, EZE probably has one of the highest percentage of widebody flights at a single airport in the world. Off the top of my...

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by BWIAirport
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 7620

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Just confirmed for an Italian vacation!
June 4 LH401 JFK-FRA A388 Y
June 5 LH260 FRA-GOA CRJ9 Y
June 12 LH261 GOA-FRA CRJ9 Y
June 12 LH404 FRA-JFK B748 Y

My first 747-8i and my first CRJ! Kind of funny how I essentially fly the largest and smallest aircraft in Lufthansa's fleet on the same leg.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3270

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

I appear to be on the younger side of this thread.

I've flown (to my knowledge)
US Airways
Northwest
AirTran
Bonus points for Ted?

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by BWIAirport
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80170

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Is there a stream of the landing available?

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by BWIAirport
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80170

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

What a gorgeous plane. Looks even better airborne.

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by BWIAirport
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80170

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Winds 110 at 4 today, much better conditions than yesterday.

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by BWIAirport
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80170

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

I understand the reasons for taking off over water, but if the aircraft were using 16R instead of 34L the flight would've been over an hour ago.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407114

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

N210UA is out of paint in AMA this morning

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by BWIAirport
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tripreport: Alaska and Yukon, Condor Business Class – Videos included
Replies: 7
Views: 4026

Re: Tripreport: Alaska and Yukon, Condor Business Class – Videos included

Love your report! There's something awesome to me about long-haul flights from VFR destinations like this. Then the pilot seemed to want to get the time out and so before the taxi onto the runway there was another hard braking because he almost missed the taxiway. After a dwell time of almost three ...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did UA962 Divert?
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

Re: Did UA962 Divert?

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL962/238c6458
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Seems well on its way according to FR24, although 1h 39m delayed: https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL962/238c6458

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by BWIAirport
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports
Replies: 50
Views: 5722

Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

BWI is quite well-utilized until the unfortunately optimistic Concourse E. WN, NK and F9 still use some of the arrival-only or swing gates for their international arrivals, but the concourse was built to handle up to 4 or 5 widebodies at a time. For now, the most we ever see at one time are two, 5 t...

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by BWIAirport
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Planes and beer???
Replies: 6
Views: 1856

Re: Planes and beer???

The Runway Bar at the Hilton Garden Inn at Heathrow between T2 and T3 comes to mind. Although it is entirely closed in. There is a balcony but it is permanently locked. I asked one of the bartenders about it and he said that every time there are a bunch of spotters up there, they all race outside wh...

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by BWIAirport
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRZ OPT - How is it determined?
Replies: 11
Views: 903

CRZ OPT - How is it determined?

The optimal cruise altitude is displayed on the MCDU/CDU under either VNAV or PROG, as most of you are aware, and always increases as the flight progresses. Is this calculated based off the weight and fuel capabilities of the aircraft, and in that case why is the optimal flight level not the same as...

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by BWIAirport
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which seats to select for PHL-HVN?
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Which seats to select for PHL-HVN?

Looking at Flightaware, it seems every PHL-HVN flight swings out to the east over the NY/NJ Bight, before swinging up north to HVN (https://flightaware.com/live/flight/RPA4524/history/20200103/1850Z/KPHL/KHVN). Without a doubt, your best bet at seeing NYC is sitting on the left (port) side of the ai...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?
Replies: 44
Views: 7553

Re: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?

Also the 757 is the longest narrowbody, of course, and boarding through L2 can allow the aircraft to park closer in, saving space on the apron for aircraft movements.

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by BWIAirport
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you think is the worst recently built airport terminal?
Replies: 38
Views: 2241

Re: What do you think is the worst recently built airport terminal?

I don’t know how recently it was built but this fall I was flying out of CPH on BA. The walk from security to gate C27, which is one of the closer C gates to security, was about 15-20 minutes. That and they didn’t let us inside the gate area (where all the seating was) until about 5 minutes before b...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 79
Views: 10322

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

Two projects for BWI going into 2020: the Concourse A extension and the Southwest mx hangar. The Concourse A extension is well underway and I believe will be followed by a temporary closure of gates A1-A5 to address baggage handling facilities. As for the Southwest hangar, I have still heard or seen...

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by BWIAirport
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Ideas For Uni Aviation Club?
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

Re: Ideas For Uni Aviation Club?

Where are you located? Simple spotting trips could be fun if you’re near a major airport.

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by BWIAirport
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA secondary screening at the gate
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Re: TSA secondary screening at the gate

I’ve gotten screened at the gate a couple times returning to the United States, once in EZE and once in CDG but I’ve never seen it happen by the TSA.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI Air Service Announcement 12/18 @ 10AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3060

Re: BWI Air Service Announcement 12/18 @ 10AM

Correction: BWI-SJU/MIA starts April 23, BWI-SAL starts June 19. All daily.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI Air Service Announcement 12/18 @ 10AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3060

Re: BWI Air Service Announcement 12/18 @ 10AM

BWI-MIA/SJU/SAL starting in June on Frontier

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by BWIAirport
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16745

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

There's also an announcement at BWI tomorrow...so probably BWI-MIA on F9 I noticed that too, but that's far from a major announcement. BWI is holding a press conference to announce the service and the Frontier CEO is in MIA. F9 would just be connecting two existing dots on a map on an already-serve...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XL ICAO aircraft type designator?
Replies: 10
Views: 1935

Re: A321XL ICAO aircraft type designator?

I believe the A321LR features the same codes (A21N/32Q) as the standard A321neo. I find that interesting, because the IATA chooses to distinguish between A32X planes with and without sharklets, but considers the LR and standard NEO to be the same. I don't see reason to believe the XLR will be distin...

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by BWIAirport
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 65396

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

BWI's social media confirms WN is adding nonstop BWI-TUL/PNS. Daily starting June 7.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at BWI
Replies: 70
Views: 10554

Re: British Airways a BWI

Possibly worth noting that, in all likelihood, we'd still see year-round service from WOW if they didn't fold which provided cheap onward connections from a vast number of cities in Europe and even Asia. There are a bunch of factors that contribute to BWI's lack of long-haul presence: As others have...

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by BWIAirport
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 65396

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Oh wow! That's interesting. Are we on the 772 for the season or what? Due to the ongoing 787 engine issues, BA has pushed a 777 onto the BWI route until early January. It's intended to be the same frame (G-VIIP) everyday. VIIP didn't take on another route on Saturday - so it looks like the 773 was ...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Eyeing New U.S. Destinations
Replies: 130
Views: 18833

Re: Japan Airlines Eyeing New U.S. Destinations

I would think PHL would be a slam dunk considering the onward OneWorld connections and the fact it would be the first link from the airport to east Asia

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by BWIAirport
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 64133

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Been a while, here's an updated mainline list: A319 (3 painted, 0 in paint, 69 total) N871UA N876UA N877UA A320 (3 painted, 1 in paint, 97 total) N412UA N423UA N449UA N487UA - in paint B737 (0/40) B738 (9 painted, 1 in paint, 141 total) N26208 N13248 N13249 N37267 N36272 - Star Wars N73283 N73291 N3...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Photo rejected for personal message??
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Photo rejected for personal message??

I've submitted a photo of a French Air Force Pilatus PC-21 which isn't in the database. It's been rejected for having a personal message which I don't understand, I haven't watermarked the image or typed anything into the info other than the reg/serial numbers airport location and date. Any advice ...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When is the A/P disengaged on landing?
Replies: 24
Views: 2182

Re: When is the A/P disengaged on landing?

zeke wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
How frequently is the autopilot disengaged before touchdown and the aircraft flared manually?


I would say 99%+ are manually landed.

Is the A/P normally disengaged around minimums?

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by BWIAirport
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When is the A/P disengaged on landing?
Replies: 24
Views: 2182

Re: When is the A/P disengaged on landing?

How frequently is the autopilot disengaged before touchdown and the aircraft flared manually?

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by BWIAirport
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Safety Cards
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: SAFETY CARDS

The cards usually state explicitly something along the lines of "Do not remove card from aircraft." In addition, it us usually a federal crime to tamper with safety equipment, which may or may not include removal of the safety card. That being said, I'm sure collectors do this all the time...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 7620

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

My last-ever spring break!
3/1 DL2834 BWI-ATL Boeing 737-900ER Y
3/1 DL661 ATL-STT Boeing 757-200 Y
3/5 DL661 STT-ATL Boeing 757-200 Y+
3/5 DL2679 ATL-BWI Boeing 737-900ER Y

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by BWIAirport
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best PC Flight Sim Options
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Re: Best PC Flight Sim Options

If you were comfortable with FSX, the transition to P3D would be painless. I've dumped easily $1000 in addons since getting P3D this summer though, and most of that has been in scenery. If you're looking for the most financially wise choice, it is probably to wait for FS2020. It doesn't sound like p...

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