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by hoons90
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 31
Views: 835

Re: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?

-200: Air Berlin, Etihad, EVA Air
-300: Cathay Pacific, Delta, Etihad, Finnair, Korean Air, Swiss, Thai Air Asia X
-900: TAP

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by hoons90
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?
Replies: 36
Views: 910

Re: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?

DC-9-50: Delta
MD-80: Alitalia, American
MD-90: Delta

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by hoons90
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?
Replies: 40
Views: 1189

Re: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?

772: American, British Airways, JAL, Korean Air, Thai
773: Air China, Cathay Pacific

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by hoons90
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4852

Re: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?

Almost 20 hours on a French Bee A350 without any ability to get off the plane must be pure torture, although I’m sure they are not filled to capacity at the moment. Similar situation was unfortunately quite routine back in the early 2000s. Back then, non-stop flight between East Coast and East Asia...

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by hoons90
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4852

Re: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?

Are passengers allowed to get off the plane during the tech stop at YYZ? Which terminal does the plane park at? Does it actually park at the terminal or at a remote stand? They park at T3 C gates. All pax remain on board. Unlike at LAX (AF, TN) or SFO (BF), pax don't have to clear immigration at YY...

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by hoons90
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 51
Views: 1633

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

-200: American, Finnair

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by hoons90
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 59
Views: 1868

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

-200: Air Canada
-300: Air Canada, American, Asiana, Canadian, JAL, LAN
-400: Delta

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by hoons90
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter relaunch September 8, 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 6301

Re: Porter relaunch September 8, 2021

While I think that AC will respond ruthlessly to any Porter expansion, at least WestJet is not that big at YUL. Space permitting, perhaps they could try to become No. 2 at YUL?

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by hoons90
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown
Replies: 46
Views: 1933

Re: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown

A318: Air France
A319: Air Canada, TAP
A320: Delta, jetBlue, Skyservice
A320neo: TAP
A321: Air Busan, Air Canada, Alitalia, Delta, Finnair, Lufthansa, US Airways

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by hoons90
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 58
Views: 2740

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

-300: British World d.b.a. British Airways
-400: Asiana, US Airways
-500: Asiana
-600: WestJet
-700: Southwest, WestJet
-800: Air Berlin, Air China, American, Continental, Jeju Air, KLM, Korean Air, Sunwing, WestJet (booked)
-900: Korean Air

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by hoons90
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post-Pandemic ANA Future Destinations
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Post-Pandemic ANA Future Destinations

Auckland
Bengaluru
Brisbane
Busan
Chiang Mai
Christchurch
Colombo
Da Nang
Kaohsiung
Kona
Melbourne
Phuket

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by hoons90
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big pax airlines, that operated Boeing but never Airbus and vice versa
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Big pax airlines, that operated Boeing but never Airbus and vice versa

Never Airbus:

Copa Airlines
EastarJet
El Al
FlyDubai
GOL
Jeju Air
Sun Country
Sunwing
T'way
WestJet

Never Boeing:

Air Caraibes
Drukair
jetBlue
StarFlyer

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by hoons90
Sun Aug 29, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates flight numbers question
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Emirates flight numbers question

EK010 LGW-DXB
EK412 DXB-SYD-CHC
EK449 AKL-DXB
EK015 DXB-LGW

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by hoons90
Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Deconvolution Software for Image Processing
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Deconvolution Software for Image Processing

You could try Topaz Sharpen AI (there's a free trial available, albeit with watermarking), but I wouldn't expect any miracles.

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by hoons90
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL Baggage Allowance Strictness
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: JAL Baggage Allowance Strictness

Can't guarantee anything, but from previous experience as a check-in agent, a deviation of less than 1kg was tolerated by most airlines that I have worked with (will probably round down as opposed to round up). It's only a problem if an overzealous station manager/airline rep regularly looks over th...

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by hoons90
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the greatest airport in the world?
Replies: 46
Views: 3393

Re: What is the greatest airport in the world?

MUC - Incredibly efficient and clean, ticks most of the boxes. Only downside is that it's a bit far from Munich, but that's the case for most new greenfield airports. SIN - Amenities that you wouldn't think an airport would have. ICN - Despite being over 20 years old (at least T1), still looks as cl...

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by hoons90
Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 1990

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

I've experienced it too many times to list, but the claustrophobe in me dislikes being crammed into a packed ramp bus. My worst experience was in Abu Dhabi where the temperature was 40C/104F+ and the A/C on the bus barely seemed to be working. I recall walking straight from the plane to the terminal...

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by hoons90
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana
Replies: 257
Views: 58079

Re: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana

My experience with KE has been that their IT infrastructure is ... slow, at best. They recently overhauled their app and website and I hope it means they redid the backend too but its really no wonder it costs so much to integrate all this. It will be interesting to see the integration roadmap, we ...

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by hoons90
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. Airport Lounges
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

Re: U.S. Airport Lounges

The Star Alliance lounge at LAX TBIT is the best lounge I've used in the US. I believe it's run by Air New Zealand.
Excellent buffet spread and outdoor patio with runway views.

United Club at BOS has some decent runway views, too. Friendly staff but very basic food/snacks.

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by hoons90
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 353
Views: 73204

Re: What is Delta Doing?

The biggest concern I have is the antitrust impact the KE/OZ merger would have on the KE/DL relationship. Remember the US (amongst other parties) has yet to approve KE/OZ. Outside of KE/DL the only other TPAC flights if the merger goes through would be a AA flight to DFW (daily prepandemic I think)...

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by hoons90
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 353
Views: 73204

Re: What is Delta Doing?

ICN is also a phenomenal connection point, probably the best in Northeast Asia. Agreed. I think people ignore the strength and potential of ICN by focusing so heavily on Tokyo. DL will become stronger in Asia because of ICN. You fly past Japan to get to ICN. Conventional wisdom is that most people ...

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by hoons90
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 353
Views: 73204

Re: What is Delta Doing?

How many destinations did DL/NW formerly serve from NRT that are not offered from ICN on KE? Maybe I am forgetting some small island in the pacific, but I can’t think of any significant destination. Thus ICN via KE > NRT via DL/NW Saipan and Kaohsiung are the only ones I can think of. Further, how ...

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by hoons90
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 130
Views: 14313

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Got my 2nd Pfizer dose yesterday. Arm is quite sore and I am feeling a bit under the weather. Nothing severe though.

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by hoons90
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How did Delta have such a quick turnaround for its reputation in the early 2010s?
Replies: 12
Views: 1414

Re: How did Delta have such a quick turnaround for its reputation in the early 2010s?

I've flown on DL multiple times in 2009 and 2010 and never had any issues, and never expected any issues either. I don't recall DL having a particularly negative image back then. However, back in 2010, there were still many long haul aircraft without PTVs in Y (744, 763) and the 744s and 330s had an...

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by hoons90
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport with long haul service
Replies: 21
Views: 2610

Re: Smallest airport with long haul service

Cayenne, French Guiana would be one of the smaller cities with long haul service. 63k population in city proper, 145k in metro area. 539k passengers a year pre-COVID.

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by hoons90
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Alitalia order A330-900neo's?
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Did Alitalia order A330-900neo's?

Could be a glitch.
In the past, some Alitalia flights would show as being operated by the 764 when they had none.

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by hoons90
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Engaged In A Dispute With Owner Of Toronto City Airport
Replies: 39
Views: 8569

Re: Porter Airlines Engaged In A Dispute With Owner Of Toronto City Airport

I truly believe that with the E-195's coming, that Porter will make YHM their new hub and ditch YZT, and are setting the wheels in motion with this lawsuit. YHM is way too far from the city and targets the exact opposite clientel that Porter has built a succesful business model on. I think the only...

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by hoons90
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: Dash Cams

Like many other things, it can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. The most basic setup would be to get a cheap suction cup mount dashcam on Amazon for $30 that you can hook up to your 12V port. Or, you could get a more advanced Blackvue or Thinkware model that has both front and rear came...

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by hoons90
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jitters about AF347
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Jitters about AF347

Air France won't be (completely) retiring the 777 anytime soon. They recently started phasing out some older -200ER frames. Some of their 777s are only 5 years old. They'll probably stick around for another 15-20 years. If you're avoiding specific aircraft types due to past engine failures, I'm afra...

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by hoons90
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”
Replies: 37
Views: 4172

Re: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”

Even at the height of tensions between Korea and Japan, Seoul-Tokyo had around 35x daily flights. Seoul-Osaka had close to 30x.

Seoul-Hong Kong, Bangkok had around 23x daily each and Seoul-Da Nang had around 20x daily.

Of course, due to COVID, these routes are down to 1-2x daily.

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by hoons90
Fri May 28, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME
Replies: 56
Views: 14608

Re: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME

Wonder if this is having much of an impact on Finnair which has a lot of flights over Russia. Or maybe many of those flights aren't operating right now? Either way, it's a big revenue source for Russia. While not ideal from an economic standpoint, Finnair can operate Helsinki-East Asia flights non-...

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by hoons90
Thu May 27, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME
Replies: 56
Views: 14608

Re: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME

Apparently only affecting MOW flights. The new routes via the baltics need new approval. LED flights are hence not affected... So this might not actually be diplomatic anything. I have to think that it would effect more flights if this was something coming from the level of the Kremlin. This might ...

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by hoons90
Thu May 20, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8338

Re: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?

The issue here isn’t that “consumers” - as a whole - have to compromise. It’s that some consumers have to compromise more than others based on a system that (deliberately or inadvertently) provides sub-optimal outcomes to specific consumers, evidently on the basis of country of origin. It seems we ...

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by hoons90
Thu May 20, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8338

Re: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?

- Don’t want to get dragged into rabbit holes, but when you take consumer interests out of the pro quid quo calculus, it simply becomes about who stands to make more money - and frequencies are dictated from there. Insofar as EK/EY (and TK and ET and SV and MS etc) are concerned it’s all... well, “...

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by hoons90
Thu May 20, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8338

Re: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?

- Taking consumer interests out of the quid-pro-quo equation on this issue = mercantilism. Putting consumer interests above all is a neoliberal approach, which as I mentioned previously, is not Canada’s modus operandi. Consumers don’t directly participate in trade agreements between countries, nor ...

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by hoons90
Wed May 19, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8338

Re: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?

The point of the Smith quote is clear: putting consumer interests first results in the most optimal economic outcomes. It doesn’t dwell on government intervention, nor does it call for an unfettered open market (it clearly acknowledges that intervention on behalf of consumers may be necessary). Act...

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by hoons90
Wed May 19, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8338

Re: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?

Two things: 1. That quote is the foundation of economic thought in every G7 country today. And the basis for all the liberalized/free trade agreements being pursued. It’s a bit odd that it’s relevance is being called into question. 2. Protectionism <-> free trade is a spectrum, so this is a bit of ...

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by hoons90
Tue May 18, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8338

Re: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?

“Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.” Adam Smith Not sure how relevant this quote is in this day and age, when virtually no country has a completely...

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by hoons90
Tue May 18, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8338

Re: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?

There is very little political gain from "giving something" to airlines and/or a country (the UAE) that the vast majority of Canadians won't ever visit or even particularly admire. Why should I care if some people get a cheaper ticket to south Asia in return for ignoring all my above argu...

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by hoons90
Tue May 18, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8338

Re: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?

I think a fair compromise is to allow EK and EY to have 7x weekly frequencies each to Canada. The bilatetal can be further expanded once Canadian carriers exhaust their frequencies. Having daily service at least provides the option of planning one's trips in daily increments with same-day connection...

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by hoons90
Sun May 16, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH EWR to MLA Nonstop - A350
Replies: 30
Views: 8452

Re: LH EWR to MLA Nonstop - A350

ContinentalEWR wrote:
I can't recall there ever being a nonstop from the US to Malta


ATA operated a 757 on MLA-JFK in 2000, on behalf of Air Malta.

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by hoons90
Sat May 15, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds BOS-DFW/CLT/YYZ, LGA-YYZ
Replies: 83
Views: 14594

Re: Delta Adds BOS-DFW/CLT/YYZ, LGA-YYZ

Personally I'd fly DL or AA over AC anyday, many people out there that want options from other carriers compared to AC monopoly on these important business routes. Glad DL finally added LGA-YYZ, always wondered why BUF has LGA-BUF on DL or why YUL got LGA-YUL from DL but not LGA-YYZ. Oh yes of cour...

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by hoons90
Mon May 10, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A340-500 to exit service this month with Azerbaijan Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 7570

Re: Airbus A340-500 to exit service this month with Azerbaijani Airlines

I'm glad I was able to fly on a couple (with Etihad) back in 2014. Much maligned (perhaps deservedly so) but rare nevertheless.

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by hoons90
Thu May 06, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 38456

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2021

I'm guessing the 2nd daily BOS and ORD frequencies won't be returning for a while. I wouldn't be surprised if KIX and IAD get cut too, those are the most recent adds before COVID.

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by hoons90
Wed May 05, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 130
Views: 14313

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

It's been several hours since my Pfizer shot, and my arm is really sore, and I had a harder time waking up today.

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by hoons90
Tue May 04, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 130
Views: 14313

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Got my first shot of Pfizer a few hours ago. Don't feel anything right now but people are warning me about the side effects that will come tomorrow. Unfortunately most people in Canada will have to wait for months for the second dose.

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by hoons90
Tue May 04, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post-pandemic U.S.-Canada transborder flights
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Re: Post-pandemic U.S.-Canada transborder flights

If the Canadian dollar stays where it is (or goes up), I think it could help Canada point-of-sale leisure traffic rebound a bit more quickly. It is at 81c to the US dollar at the moment, which is a three-year high.

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by hoons90
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 6394

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

Pre-pandemic: February 7, 2020, ICN-MSP-DTW-BUF on DL A350, A321 and A320.
During pandemic: October 4, 2020, YVR-YYC-YYZ on WS 736 and 73G.

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by hoons90
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sony aps-c or full frame
Replies: 4
Views: 2779

Re: Sony aps-c or full frame

If it's mostly for daytime, APS-C is fine. The crop sensor should help you get a bit more reach from your lenses, plus there are a lot more entry-level budget lens options that cannot be used on full frame bodies.

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by hoons90
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 111437

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021

http://news.khan.co.kr/kh_news/khan_art ... ode=620104
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Korean-language article states that DL plans to launch PDX-ICN in September.

http://news.khan.co.kr/kh_news/khan_art ... ode=620104

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