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by flymia
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?
Replies: 77
Views: 7098

Re: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?

What in the world happened to this thread what a complete joke of a conversation. Anyway, these two pilots were pretty well known on instagram too. Both retired early given the COVID slow down and took early out packages. The husband had about two years left and the wife a few more. Both are extreme...

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by flymia
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest airfares seen during Covid
Replies: 20
Views: 2754

Re: Craziest airfares seen during Covid

I saw something around $35.00 on jetBlue FLL-LAX one-way.

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by flymia
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation
Replies: 18
Views: 1458

Re: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation

While I remember flying on a 727 on Delta MIA-JFK with a sky bistro bag, or a Bahamasair 737-200 and Chalks Mallard 73-T when I was a kid, 2000-2005 and this was also a time of "real" planes being around 747 classics, 727s, even the DC-8 was a normal sight in Miami. For my personal flying ...

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by flymia
Mon May 25, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 747 VS A380: Who's The Bigger Victim of COVID-19?
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: 747 VS A380: Who's The Bigger Victim of COVID-19?

Agreed with everyone here. The passenger 747 was well on its way to retirement already. Everyone expected the 747-400 to be gone from airlines fleets within the next 2-4 years regardless. I think BA would have been the last mainstream carrier with the 747-400 or maybe LH in 2023-2024 range. But now ...

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by flymia
Thu May 07, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31139

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Its been over for a while. Just a matter if any are retired much earlier than expected.

Still have not flown on one, will need to make a point to try to get on one in the next year or so and once all this madness is over.

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by flymia
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Privately owned IAI1124A Westwind overshoots runway at Manila Airport, Philippines
Replies: 20
Views: 5594

Re: Privately owned IAI1124A Westwind overshoots runway at Manila Airport, Philippines

So many people reporting it as a Lion Air flight and then giving the registration as the "flight number."

Thought it was another 737 down..

Horrible nonetheless. Long takeoff roll and fire with 8-pax and medical. Yea, I can see where this cause is going.

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by flymia
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20367

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

I don't think they are done, but this is an eye opener for me as I have yet to get on an A380. Once things get back towards normalcy I'll need to look at just getting a cheap fare one of these days and take a quick trip to get on one.

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by flymia
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 13745

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Is AS going to fly to Miami because of Oneworld now? I am not sure why they would not leave the operations as is. With AS taking care of FLL-West Coast and AA taking care of MIA. Maybe see AS on SEA-MIA. Unless FLL is not making money for them and moving to MIA makes more sense, I don't see the rea...

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by flymia
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA
Replies: 115
Views: 15818

Re: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA

12-daily to MCO. Wow. Seems like an overkill. I know there is decent local and a good amount of connections. But still 12 daily. Did not see that coming.

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by flymia
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need Help choosing flights for American trip next year
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Need Help choosing flights for American trip next year

What are your routes? I see MSP-PDX. There is no reason to not fly non-stop on Delta. They are known as the "top" airline in the U.S. and you'll have many flights to chose from. No reason to not go non-stop unless it is saving you a lot of money. Not sure what your other flights are. Are y...

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by flymia
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296694

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Does an uncontained engine failure take down a 737 in a fireball though?

Usually not no? Look at the most recent WN 737 incident.

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by flymia
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296694

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

If those are real videos, anything other than foul play is highly unlikely.

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by flymia
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296694

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

So the Iranians say it was a technical issue within seconds of the crash? They could have this information if the pilots relayed something to ATC. But yes, their quick response on the cause raises more doubt honestly. Have to see how this plays out, problem is we may never know much given the count...

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by flymia
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?
Replies: 54
Views: 7745

Re: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?

I think the OP has gotten his information in now. Miami is not just a tourist destination. While a good chunk of traffic is leisure, and unlike many other "sunny destinations" a good amount of premium leisure the Southeast Florida region MIA/FLL is more than a tourist town. Its no Boston o...

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by flymia
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are AC and DL terminal 2 partners at FLL?
Replies: 24
Views: 3556

Re: Why are AC and DL terminal 2 partners at FLL?

No one is connecting, so I just don't think the airlines really care much. That being said in the coming years all terminals will be connected airside making access to any lounge available to all passengers.

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by flymia
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16816

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

They’re probably going to announce MIA as a new base. I expect a bloodbath between AA, Frontier, and Spirit. The only blood that will be let is F9's, and I suspect plenty of it if they even try to get to deep into AA's business. Tell that to JetBlue and Spirit who are doing just fine in FLL going a...

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by flymia
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Southwest still not charge for baggage?
Replies: 20
Views: 1399

Re: Why does Southwest still not charge for baggage?

So you want them to add basic economy too while they're at it? They are literally the airline that drove the other airlines to find ways to make their base fares lower, so no, I don't think they should change to match them now. Basic Economy was a response to Spirit, not Southwest. I am sure the po...

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by flymia
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 254487

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

So I've been pricing out seats for FLL-NYC in April. B6 was sitting at $104 each-way for sometime over the past few weeks (before basic). Now? Basic is $104 each-way with a bunch showing basic is "Sold Out" while the standard fare, which is what you used to get with their lowest fare, is n...

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by flymia
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and flight 261's aftermath
Replies: 27
Views: 8347

Re: AS and flight 261's aftermath

I think it is also important to realize in the early 2000s commercial aviation crashes in the U.S. were not as incredibly rare as they are now. AA had two crashes in 1990s and another in 2001. United and U.S. Air both had crashes in the 1990s too. Value Jet in 1996 and TWA-800, multiple commuter pla...

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by flymia
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?
Replies: 70
Views: 13763

Re: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?

I think departure time should dictate on these flights. For example if I am flying BA leaving from MIA at 11pm I don't need nor want a dinner service. Give me a snack and let me sleep until a nice breakfast. The other way around if I am leaving at 6:00pm then give me dinner and a small breakfast. On...

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by flymia
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30599

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

Is this not more offensive?

So its saying a trans-man is not a gentlemen and a trans-woman is not a lady??

I don't understand, do trans people who want to identify to their sex of their liking find it insulting that they would then be called a gentlemen or lady? is that not what they want???

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by flymia
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?
Replies: 51
Views: 3943

Re: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?

Love hate. They are a "hometown" airline here of sorts in MIA. Love their big operations at MIA, that I get to see tons of 767 and 777s around all day. Even some widebody domestic flights. But many their FF program, which used to be awesome is not anymore. Economy Basic is a scam. Getting ...

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by flymia
Mon May 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 14175

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

Thanks enilria! DL is really increasing capacity from BOS to Florida. B6 prints money in these markets. Things are sure getting interesting... I thought the same thing. And my how times change. Northeast to Florida was one of those markets on which the airlines printed money prior to deregulation o...

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by flymia
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451011

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I am sure that I am going to be attacked for asking this here, but can we consider for a moment the possibility of a suicidal or unwell pilot taking control of the plane. Specifically, given the series of events described in reports already released, could deliberate actions set those motions in pl...

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by flymia
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 74
Views: 17886

Re: AA to end CLT-HAV

As many flights as CUN from Miami. Wow. Just incredible Before the scheduled service there were a bunch of charters. The only change is its scheduled service instead of charters. There are likely a few more frequencies now, but there have always been a lot of flights between Miami and Havana for ye...

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by flymia
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4646

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

British Airways is the only one serving us with a 747 passenger these days. Wish LH would send the 748i. 747 is by far my favorite aircraft, remember when AF, IB, BA, Alitalia and LH all brought their 747 to MIA at a certain point. AR and Varig as well. Given MIA's history with other rare aircraft, ...

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by flymia
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451011

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I don't hear anything. This one is a very odd one for sure. As for those saying something intentional, it won't be discounted, but the timing makes no sense IMO. There is nothing to point that direction at this point. And while it has happened in the past the NTSB will rule it out and I am sure give...

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by flymia
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451011

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

PixelPilot wrote:
Damn :(
Condolences to the families.

I don't think weight was the issue. After all amazon always has half box of air.
Also the Sheriff speaking on TV said he heard there was a distress call.


There was none. At least nothing live atc picked up.

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by flymia
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451011

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Video was probably fake.

Local police did say they have at least 6 eye witnesses.

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by flymia
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451011

Re: Atlas Air or Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Rumors are the third person was a regional airline pilot jump seating.

It was cruising at 40,000ft doubt it had much heavy cargo on board.

Very odd 767s don't crash like this. The list of what it can be is really not that large for such a decent rate.

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by flymia
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 18991

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

If there is the potential for money to be made, then someone else will do it. That people thought the governments, whether state or federal, were the right people to take on such an endeavor, is shortsighted. Look at Florida, they turned down federal dollars, but they are getting their high speed ra...

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by flymia
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Bahamasair IAH-NAS
Replies: 54
Views: 7073

Re: Status of Bahamasair IAH-NAS

Bahamasair is a mess. If one aircraft goes out unscheduled flights will be delayed by hours or even cancelled. They are very well known for delays after delays after delays. I flew them last May. First flight was delayed due to weather about 90-mins. Ok not their fault. Flight back was delayed due t...

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by flymia
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories
Replies: 42
Views: 5139

Re: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories

Not much here, but I do remember when FLL was really a "second tier" airport. The growth the past 20-years has been impressive. The days where Delta was by far the largest airline with a bit of a focus city there. Delta really cut back in destinations it seems. But with the expansion of Sp...

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by flymia
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10585

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

Yea, as others have noted, looks good on the go around part given the windshear alert. What I find maybe concerning, though the resolution is not great, is all that red on the radar. Seems like the pilots did a good job reacting to the situation but maybe not a good job avoiding it? Ultimately, the ...

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by flymia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How has long haul airline travel changed since the late 90s?
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: How has long haul airline travel changed since the late 90s?

The biggest positive I can think of were larger seats in economy and more leg room. Service was a bit better too. Though I don't remember long-haul much in the 1990s I do remember it in the early 2000s and flying Iberia in a 747-300 on MIA-MAD-MIA and having good service, decent seats, but the proje...

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by flymia
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)
Replies: 21
Views: 6237

Re: DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)

If this really is all due to a drop in government traffic, considering how minimal the impact of the shutdown has been to most people then perhaps we can keep it going after it ends and save the government a bunch of money out of its travel budget. Government employees already get paid more and hav...

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by flymia
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 statistics
Replies: 51
Views: 3499

Re: Which airports did you visit for the first time in 2018?

2018 was a average year for me, but did fly into a few new airports. Long Beach, interesting. Landed there at night so it was pretty much closed. Worcester (ORH). One of the smaller airports I have been to. Flight was delayed so spent a bit of time there. Nice airport nonetheless. PHL. Not as impres...

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by flymia
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JetBlue's refurbished A320, AUS-BOS, August 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 5904

Re: JetBlue's refurbished A320, AUS-BOS, August 2018

Good to hear that the legroom was still good. Sure beats the 29-30 inches on an AA 73Max!

It is still the best legroom in Y for U.S. airlines. It is a shame they started the basic economy next year. Still the best choice for domestic flying when talking about in flight Y experience.

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by flymia
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?
Replies: 20
Views: 5096

Re: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?

I just started enjoying aviation. I got FS2000 in December 2000 I think. Remember not having a joystick and trying to do the Chicago-London mission with the 777. I would later get a joystick and start teaching myself how to fly the default airplanes. 734, Lear Jet, 777. It was short simple flying ar...

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by flymia
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to start Miami
Replies: 37
Views: 6148

Re: Norwegian to start Miami

Surprising news. I really don't have a MIA vs. FLL mentality these days. I fly out of both the same, live pretty much equal distance to both, and see either gaining or losing service as a negative/positive to the area. I actually really enjoy the thought that the Miami area has two main gateways th...

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by flymia
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to start Miami
Replies: 37
Views: 6148

Re: Norwegian to start Miami

Surprising news. I really don't have a MIA vs. FLL mentality these days. I fly out of both the same, live pretty much equal distance to both, and see either gaining or losing service as a negative/positive to the area. I actually really enjoy the thought that the Miami area has two main gateways the...

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by flymia
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops
Replies: 52
Views: 6479

Re: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops

I wouldn’t say that LAX has only a few movements in the “off hours”. I would count it as a 24 hour airport as you have the late night domestic red eyes to the East Coast and Asian departures between 11pm-2am and then the arrivals from Hawaii start dropping in from 4am and onwards. MIA is pretty sim...

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by flymia
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Cuba a big fail for airlines?
Replies: 21
Views: 4424

Re: Is Cuba a big fail for airlines?

Back to the OP. The government took this odd position wanting to get other cities that had little to zero demand to Cuba flights. There are still charter flights from MIA to Cuba. MIA, FLL and TPA are underserved. If the DOT just let the 20-slots go where the actual demand was, the airlines would b...

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by flymia
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Cuba a big fail for airlines?
Replies: 21
Views: 4424

Re: Is Cuba a big fail for airlines?

Back to the OP. The government took this odd position wanting to get other cities that had little to zero demand to Cuba flights. There are still charter flights from MIA to Cuba. MIA, FLL and TPA are underserved. If the DOT just let the 20-slots go where the actual demand was, the airlines would be...

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by flymia
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614340

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Horrible to hear. Very odd for a brand new plane to go down regardless of the issues. While we don't know what happened, it typically will involved some type of pilot error. It is extraordinary rare for a mechanical error to be the sole cause and even the main cause of fatal accidents these days in ...

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by flymia
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL with Clouds and Rain
Replies: 14
Views: 1960

Re: ATL with Clouds and Rain

If there is no major wind, and no thunderstorms and not freezing temps there is nothing to worry about.

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by flymia
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Search function and "your posts" not working
Replies: 48
Views: 7642

Re: Threads not appearing in "Your posts" menu

The search function does not work at all.

It also find it odd that I can't figure out a way to search for threads I started.

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by flymia
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 18674

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

A service doesn't have to cost the provider something in order to have value. Picking a seat? The ticket holder will be on a seat regardless, this is about picking one. Bordering in a normal time with others in your rows. The ticket holder will need to get on the airplane regardless. These two thin...

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by flymia
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 18674

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

A service doesn't have to cost the provider something in order to have value. Picking a seat? The ticket holder will be on a seat regardless, this is about picking one. Bordering in a normal time with others in your rows. The ticket holder will need to get on the airplane regardless. These two thin...

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