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by spacecadet
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3183

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

Nose and ear bleeds would be most likely to happen with a sudden change in pressurization, which matches what some of the passengers said they felt. So either rapid decompression or the opposite, but "rapid compression" doesn't seem possible in an airplane to the extent that it would cause...

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by spacecadet
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3183

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

Wait there is a button that controls every's life? And if a crew forgets, its game over for all? The cockpit is literally filled with switches and knobs that could kill you if they're set incorrectly and warnings are ignored and/or don't work. That's why pilots go through years of training, have ye...

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by spacecadet
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”
Replies: 32
Views: 4023

Re: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”

I will admit I'm concerned about the neutrality of any organization and for sure Wikipedia if someone in some office with only a passing knowledge of a subject feels it in their jurisdiction to over ride the knowledge of those who "know" the subject. The issue is that you need to be able ...

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by spacecadet
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 13957

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

Either a publicity stunt or a fake photo (or both). I realize Cathay themselves have shared this photo, which makes it just seem more like one of those two things to me. Are there other photos from different angles, dates and airports showing this?

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by spacecadet
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you initiate a call with a reservation agent?
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: How do you initiate a call with a reservation agent?

I usually say: “good morning... if you can pull up a record for me please.” I then give the agent the code for each letter in the pnr (Delta, X-ray, yankee ...). That's... a little robotic, to be honest. And I might roll my eyes a little bit at that if I was the CSR. (I've been a CSR at other types...

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by spacecadet
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Airport in Antarctica
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: Commercial Airport in Antarctica

PEK777 wrote:
Have the eskimos throw up some igloos for an overnight stay.


Many thousands of miles off. There are no indigenous people in Antarctica. You may as well say the Bahamians can throw up some beach huts or the Japanese can build some pagodas.

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by spacecadet
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shrinking First Class pitch??
Replies: 19
Views: 1790

Re: Shrinking First Class pitch??

Although I suspect it depends what percentage equates to "many cases" but I think you'd be surprised at the percentage of FC seats that are paid on domestic routes in recent years. ... Last night I was booking a late afternoon JFK-CLT flight on AA in F for the end of September and almost ...

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by spacecadet
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28837

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

They could easily have doors added with minimal redesign and they block the windows and make it really hard to open and close window shades. Minimal work had to be done to make them nice F seats, but sadly ANA stuck to what they have already. I don't disagree about the windows, but I think I unders...

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by spacecadet
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue raising fees
Replies: 32
Views: 1884

Re: JetBlue raising fees

wow just a couple years back they were one of the last ones offering a free checked bag. They still do. You just need to choose a Blue Plus fare or higher. Blue Plus is what their standard fare used to be. Blue is their equivalent of basic economy. They introduced bag fees at the same time as they ...

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by spacecadet
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA livery if they were around today?
Replies: 28
Views: 2854

Re: TWA livery if they were around today?

Globe on the tail and nothing else, "TRANS WORLD" on the fuselage and Eurowhite otherwise.

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by spacecadet
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15365

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Sounds reasonable. In line with most industries. Calling in sick is supposed to be for just that. I know we all do it when we're not supposed to, but you can't exactly be pissed about being called out for something you're not supposed to do. If you get away with it, good for you. If you don't, you d...

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by spacecadet
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11080

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1341011 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1395295 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=543651 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1401683 - this one is going on right now! http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=...

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by spacecadet
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight
Replies: 39
Views: 9235

Re: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight

kjeld0d wrote:
Who else is counting down until all of aviation is alcohol-free?


I think it's more likely that Japanese airlines will ban Americans before they ban alcohol.

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by spacecadet
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93301

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

The only viable solution that has been brought up in this thread is the possiblity of keeping the cockpit locked when unoccupied on the ground and using key codes to enter, because that technology already exists in airplanes. But as has also been stated this would not have prevented this accident b...

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by spacecadet
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93301

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Another question I have, and I am by no means suggesting that it was infact shot down as I have no clue, I wasnt there, but the one video that shows it overflying with the fighter jet following appears to be from the same source where we see the picture of smoke. So that video may literally be the ...

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by spacecadet
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93301

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

I don't believe in people snapping Whether you believe it or not, it's a scientific fact. It's called a "psychotic break", and you can look that term up. (I had a family member who went through that.) This is why it's usually pointless to ask "why" in cases like this (as well as...

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by spacecadet
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93301

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

I'm listening to the mp3 of the full LiveATC exchange. "Rich" just said he was going to do a barrel roll and "if that goes well, I'm just gonna nose down and call it a night." Given the Twitter video posted earlier where somebody said he just did a "loop de loop" (which...

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by spacecadet
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93301

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

For people talking about banning flight sims... The 9/11 hijackers, who crashed four commercial airlines with passengers on board, knocked down two large buildings with people inside and heavily damaged the headquarters of the US military, trained on Microsoft Flight Simulator. And that's why you ca...

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by spacecadet
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93301

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Yes the totally appropriate response to this would be "ban all flight simulators" ... but I'm sure we'll be hearing that from our well-informed politicians by early tomorrow morning And if we do, you should ignore them because it won't (and can't) happen. Focus on the story here, guys. No...

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by spacecadet
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93301

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Horizon is absolutely a sister carrier to Alaska Airlines (both owned by AAG), and the plane absolutely was wearing Alaska Airlines colors. However, this is an aviation forum and we’re not talking about a CSR issue, etc. This was a crash. I think it’s pretty normal to be a bit more specific in thes...

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by spacecadet
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT
Replies: 31
Views: 836

Re: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT

It doesn't matter which airport is "closer" to Shinjuku. What matters is what offers the fewest transfers and a guaranteed seat. I guess that wasn't made clear enough earlier.

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by spacecadet
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 98
Views: 7583

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

He said while his wife managed to calm their son, an “aggrieved” crew member approached them and started scolding the boy, asking him to get back to his seat. I mean, come on. You need to be in your seat for takeoff. This is flying 101. Then the bit about "throwing him out the window" was...

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by spacecadet
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2732

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

The official reports in at least some of these accidents have noted the smaller horizontal stabilizer as making the MD-11 less predictable at low speeds than other, similar aircraft (including the DC-10). This was especially true for crews who transitioned from the DC-10 to the MD-11 and may have an...

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by spacecadet
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 122
Views: 23676

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

It's nice that someone else will verify the Inmarsat data. But in the end, that's probably all that will come of it. Then we can at least hopefully put some of the wilder conspiracy theories to bed. (Though more likely, those who believe in such theories will just add the French to those who are in ...

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by spacecadet
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT
Replies: 31
Views: 836

Re: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT

Limo Bus is definitely the way to go, though. Yeah - you are right about the N'EX (which I've taken only once; for one reason or another it just never works out for me) but either way I would just avoid trains altogether after that flight unless you are just really a railfan. And I can understand t...

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by spacecadet
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT
Replies: 31
Views: 836

Re: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT

What would be the transportation option from NRT to the city? You don't say which Hyatt you're staying at but I'm assuming one of the ones in Shinjuku. There is a direct Limousine Bus from both airports to both the Park Hyatt and Hyatt Regency. Other people are making things way too complicated. Ye...

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by spacecadet
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 36
Views: 4725

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

Completely disagree. I am usually one to love watching new videos and seeing the creativity flow. But had to fast forward through this one as it got annoying, the voices especially. Not sure I understand the Lego reference, especially for Turkish. It's a movie franchise that's grossed close to $1 b...

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by spacecadet
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother
Replies: 30
Views: 3961

Re: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother

I was thinking from the "at least she's not specifically saying who she works for" angle, but they have footage on the show of her in her Delta uniform walking in front of the Delta ticket counter as she talks about being a flight attendant Pretty cut and dried if that's the case. If that...

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by spacecadet
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2777

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

Getting rid or shrinking TSA is a great idea, however, it would need to be replaced with private screeners. So, going back to pre-9/11, then? People need to be careful what they wish for. I'm sure this isn't universal, but a lot of people on this site probably don't remember what "security&quo...

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by spacecadet
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48052

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Given everything already known, anyone think cause was something other than windshear ? As I alluded to earlier, the cause these days is never just "windshear". Windshear is a known quantity; we understand it, we have instruments to detect it (if installed, but if not, then that's potenti...

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by spacecadet
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48052

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Yeah that is not a "runway overrun", that's a full on plane crash. That thing was definitely airborne and came back down. Probably never got out of ground effect. Both videos have a high pitched squealing sound - is that people screaming, or is that something mechanical? On my computer, it...

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by spacecadet
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48052

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

I don't think you'd have a way to be sure from on-board that your plane was struck by lightning. In an accident where the engines get ripped off and a fire ensues, there were probably flashes as fuel lines were broken, metal sparked, etc. From inside the cabin, unless you were looking right at it, i...

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by spacecadet
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48052

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

I'm just guessing the engines "dug in" to divots in the ground and were ripped off with the plane basically on the ground and parallel to it, rather than flying and diving into it. I can't tell if the landing gear is in that mess of parts but it would surprise me if the gear didn't collaps...

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by spacecadet
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Innovations in boarding???
Replies: 71
Views: 5376

Re: Innovations in boarding???

Many of us said when baggage fees became a thing that this was going to increase boarding times, and it has. When I travel internationally (on airlines that don't have baggage fees), it often takes much less time to board a 777-300ER than it does to board a domestic 737-800. (ANA, for example, only ...

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by spacecadet
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE
Replies: 57
Views: 16397

Re: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE

A nice little simulation exercise of an A320 landing using the Backup Speed Scale (BUSS). https://youtu.be/OESyeZatXQo?t=10m19s That was very interesting and pretty much exactly what I was wondering. I've never seen that before. Thanks for finding and posting it. And thanks to Francoflier for the o...

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by spacecadet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3828

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

Adipocere wrote:
Was he stupid - yes, he certainly deserves a fine and a night in the cooler, but is he some Guantanamo level national security threat - no.


It doesn't sound like you're arguing with what anyone's saying. Nobody said he was a security threat. We're all saying he was stupid, same as you.

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by spacecadet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3828

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

Man, once when I was a kid I think I said something about a bomb while going through the metal detectors at SFO, and I remember my dad saying "shhhh! You can't say stuff like that here!" That was sometime around *1980*. To think, in 2017, that you can make a "joke" like this at a...

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by spacecadet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 73907

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

They know what the currents are. That's one way they know they're looking in the right place. Most experts think the plane is *just* outside one of the areas that's been searched. All they really need to do is incrementally expand the search area until it's found. I've also seen it suggested that th...

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by spacecadet
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 27315

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

At the current time what can SXM possibly offer large number of tourists coming off of cruise ships? Beautiful white sand beaches. What else do you need when you're on a cruise? Passengers coming in from the airport need hotels. Passengers coming in from cruise ships don't - they brought one with t...

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by spacecadet
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190317

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

True, true but if they had an engine separation things could have been much much worse. Also I noticed that on this pic engine 4 is slightly noise up. Could the pylon have been compromised as well? If it was AF was really lucky not to loose the engine. I think you're just seeing two different angle...

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by spacecadet
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA31: Pax Attempts Cockpit Breech?
Replies: 31
Views: 8576

Re: AA31: Pax Attempts Cockpit Breech?

You want true safety, than that is the way to go. Maybe we don't. Because "true safety" in life would require digging a trench, putting on a metal suit of armor, locking yourself in a panic room built into that trench and never coming out, ever. You want true safety, that is the way to go...

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by spacecadet
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52749

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Without tourism, I hate to say it, but Saint Maarten wouldn't exist. Well, it existed a long time before tourists started coming, and it'll exist a long time into the future with or without them. I think what you're saying is that it wouldn't exist *for tourists* without those tourists - and that's...

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by spacecadet
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?
Replies: 32
Views: 1450

Re: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?

I've paid for wifi a few times on flights and always felt it was a waste of money. I just don't use it. I'm constantly on my computer or phone when on the ground, but in the air it's like my brain just shuts off. I think the environment just feels so different from what I'm used to that I can't real...

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by spacecadet
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Does It Take To Make Flying Special Again?
Replies: 25
Views: 2318

Re: What Does It Take To Make Flying Special Again?

On the one hand, the answer is nothing. Flying is passe; we all do it all the time, and it'll never have either the cachet or the novelty it once did. On the other hand, almost everything that made flying special in the old days is still available if you either pay for it or use your miles/points to...

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by spacecadet
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water bomber hits boat on takeoff (video)
Replies: 25
Views: 9106

Re: Water bomber hits boat on takeoff (video)

trnswrld wrote:
Crappy video that shows nothing,


I saw a plane hitting a boat.

Pic in the linked news article shows the damage to the plane.

"Nothing"?

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by spacecadet
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9821

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

I am against this. I enjoyed the unquestioned ability to drop loved ones off at the curb with zero guilt trip that was afforded by the ban on non-passengers. Ha... personally I'd be cooler about it if they let people pick up passengers at the gate, and that doesn't seem to be mentioned. But typical...

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by spacecadet
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?
Replies: 89
Views: 4173

Re: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?

Back in the late 70's or early 80'd I did four intermediate stops (five total including the destination) on something like SFO-PDX on Hughes Airwest. That was one of the craziest flights I ever remember taking. It was a real milk run. Some of the stops were only 20 minutes apart, and the crew let th...

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by spacecadet
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Elligibility for TSA Pre✓ Approved Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1305

Re: Elligibility for TSA Pre✓ Approved Airlines

I asked about this last time flying ANA out of JFK. Their answer was simply that the terminal wasn't set up for it or they'd do it. It's not the airline. The terminal needs to have accommodations for a separate security line and separate agents to handle it, and T7 at JFK just doesn't have it. May b...

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by spacecadet
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Easiest way to get around St. Maarten?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Easiest way to get around St. Maarten?

Rent a car. All the major car rental brands are there, along with some locals. I have only used the majors and have been fine. And it's not expensive at all to rent there. The island is too big and hilly to navigate by bike, not to mention hot at this time of year. The roads are also very narrow and...

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