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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 124
Views: 20688

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022

Virgin Atlantic has applied for LHR slots to launch TPA. Hopefully they get ‘em and follow through! https://mobile.twitter.com/IshrionA/status/1539520638502809602?cxt=HHwWhMC95aX3vN0qAAAA Sure hope so. It’s about time VS stop being stubborn and give TPA a try. That's a surprise. I would not have ex...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Jun 04, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 124
Views: 20688

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022

TPA: Airside D now planned for opening in 2027: https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/2022/06/02/tampa-international-airport-to-open-5th-airside-terminal-by-2027/ UPS Cargo Building getting finalized, should be open by late 2023/Early 2024: https://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2022/05/31/majo...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue May 31, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHX Runway Departures
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: PHX Runway Departures

It's for all of those reasons that a fourth runway will always elude PHX. There's just nothing to be gained. Also because Honeywell is going nowhere, but that's a different story. If anything, a fourth parallel will help the city of Phoenix get rid of the seedy establishments along Van Buren & ...

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by phatfarmlines
Mon May 30, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHX Runway Departures
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: PHX Runway Departures

When BA flew 744s to PHX, the departures routinely used 8/26.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun May 29, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA inflight meal economy service
Replies: 16
Views: 3449

Re: AA inflight meal economy service

Finally got a response from American...after 2 weeks.... apparently in the Main Cabin..... all I'll get is Biscoff cookies and a drink service on long haul domestic. And I don't know what ANC has available at 5am.... this is just insane that they're bringing back hot meals in First Class but all us...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun May 29, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: FLL-DCA-JFK-PBI jetBlue & Delta A320, A321 & E-175
Replies: 4
Views: 2500

Re: FLL-DCA-JFK-PBI jetBlue & Delta A320, A321 & E-175

A few weeks ago I rode in the jumpseat, to do some observation flights during my time off between my checkride and IOE. I've been following your journey now for several years as you pursued this opportunity. Looks like you're getting close, if not already there. Best of luck! The timing couldn't be...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun May 29, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans World Flight Center 60 years
Replies: 25
Views: 7272

Re: Trans World Flight Center 60 years

Some YouTube videos of the terminal while in operation: 1965: 1965 TWA Terminal ~ JFK Vietnam Departure - Interior Lobby, Front Exterior & 707 Takeoff Source: YouTube user Ken Butz July 1992: TWA at JFK 1992 Source: YouTube user Skyliner747 1993 (I'm going to guess filmed in the summer?) - Video...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri May 27, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 124
Views: 20688

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022

F9 inaugurated TPA-CUN service today, will operate as 4x weekly:

Frontier Airlines Begins Service from Tampa to Cancun

Source: Frontier Airlines

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by phatfarmlines
Fri May 27, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 232
Views: 39223

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022

twaconnie wrote:
Delta to open doors to new LGA terminal June 4.


Is this the "headhouse" and/or new Concourse C [former EA concourse]?

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by phatfarmlines
Tue May 24, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR employee assaulted
Replies: 34
Views: 7672

Re: UA EWR employee assaulted

Seems to me the passenger was in his right to stand his ground after the UA employee struck first, yet it's the passenger that gets arrested?

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by phatfarmlines
Sat May 21, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 252
Views: 31049

Re: Frontier Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Frontier announced SJU (resumption), PUJ, SDQ, and MBJ from TPA. SJU is daily SDQ and MBJ x2 weekly PUJ 1x weekly https://www.facebook.com/FlyTPA/photos/ ... 748640626/ Very exciting. It sounds like Tampa is booming these days. Could be lots of opportunity there! A F9+NK combination will benefit TP...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat May 21, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 124
Views: 20688

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022

Air Transat is returning to TPA in December with a 2x weekly YUL nonstop via an A321. AT last served TPA from 2018-2019 with YYZ and YUL each 1x weekly, then increasing to 2x weekly for the 2019 season. Great to see them back! I’m hopeful AC and Westjet really boost their TPA schedules as Canada-Fl...

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by phatfarmlines
Thu May 19, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: After 10 years in and out - finally found a huge flaw with ATL.
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: After 10 years in and out - finally found a huge flaw with ATL.

Message Delta to ask if I can check in at domestic terminal for an international departure and that is a no (but agent didn't seem too confident in that) That agent is wrong; were you speaking with an overseas agent? You can check in for DL metal international flights at the domestic terminal. You ...

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by phatfarmlines
Wed May 18, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL, Avianca to form joint holding company
Replies: 40
Views: 5368

Re: GOL, Avianca to form joint holding company

Just for the record, Avianca Brazil, when in operation, wasn't a part of Avianca but shared the name and the owner? That's correct. OceanAir (dba Avianca Brasil) obtained brand licensing to fly with Avianca branding, but was 100% an independent company under the Synergy Group. There plans in the la...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue May 17, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White woman sues school district; claims Critical Race Theory made son lazy
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: White woman sues school district; claims Critical Race Theory made son lazy

I suspect this mother-son relationship isn't going to be rosy in the future. From the article, she thinks her son looks "Hawaiian", even though the father is African-American.

She rejected an attempt for her son to join a mentorship program geared at young African-American males.

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by phatfarmlines
Sat May 14, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube video from 1975 of DC-10 motion flight simulator
Replies: 10
Views: 2064

YouTube video from 1975 of DC-10 motion flight simulator

Fascinating video from 1975 on how flight simulators from that era were used. I knew flight sims were in use during this time, I just did not know what pilots would see outside the cockpit - it's cool to see how that was set up. Also interesting to see motion hydraulic technology in use at the time....

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by phatfarmlines
Sat May 14, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 211883

Re: DL adds MCO-AMS for NW22

DL operated TPA-AMS summer seasonal pre-COVID on 763 equipment. Depending on the success of the other TATL services which has been added back at TPA, maybe we'll see DL attempt thus again.

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by phatfarmlines
Sat May 14, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1013
Views: 39077

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

So, instead of defending their stand on taking away rights from women, the right has pivoted to "the leak" and complaining about "the leak" instead of crowing about getting what they want That's all they can afford to do. They know it's a big negative going into the mid-terms. T...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat May 14, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles (LAX) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 45
Views: 13062

Re: Los Angeles (LAX) Aviation Thread - 2022

What are LAWA's plans for the current TBIT gates 135 / 137 / 139 / 141 gates (the former gates 121 / 122 / 123) that still uses the original 1984 gatehouse?

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by phatfarmlines
Fri May 13, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest
Replies: 75
Views: 4001

Re: Warer Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest

Whiskey’s for drinkin’, water’s for fightin’. Yes, the older desert folks knew desert landscaping, come the unfamiliarity who want lawns, golf courses and drought is what happens. When I lived in AZ, the newer homes seemed to adopt the "desert landscape" (rock/pebble landscape, etc). It w...

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by phatfarmlines
Thu May 12, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tibet Airlines A319 on fire at Chongqing
Replies: 47
Views: 11824

Re: Tibet Airlines A319 on fire at Chongqing

Surprised to see the left overwing exit & slides used. I presume then the fire had not started yet when the evacuation occurred?

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by phatfarmlines
Thu May 12, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Startup Procedures in Flight Sim
Replies: 7
Views: 1301

Re: Startup Procedures in Flight Sim

default airliners got much better from the junk they gave us in FSX and earlier, but theyre still pretty bad. FMCs are very bare bone, not everything on the panels works, but the worst are how they fly. They fly like absolute trash, even worse than defaults in FSX and before. either way, once you s...

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by phatfarmlines
Wed May 11, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 124
Views: 20688

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022

LH metal is back at TPA. Did the Finnair wet lease deal fall through?

International Special Edition British Air Lufthansa Copa Cayman West Jet TPA

Source: YouTube user Captain Steven Markovitch

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by phatfarmlines
Mon May 09, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 232
Views: 39223

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022

Saw in a recent JFK spotting video on YT that the Terminal 4 concourse A extension work has started. But I notice the skeletal beams have extended from the upper-level boarding platforms used by the EK A380s. Will there then, be another widebody-sized gate in addition to the planned DL ground-level ...

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by phatfarmlines
Mon May 09, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 23406

Re: IAH Terminal D question

On that note, before the Leland IAB opened in the early 90's, did the D1-D3 gates ever have a separate check-in area?

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by phatfarmlines
Fri May 06, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1013
Views: 39077

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

My views on Roe v Wade are more moderate, but an interesting take on second- and third-order effects of overturning Roe v Wade.

Your Right to Privacy might be Gone - Supreme Court Leak 2022 Roe Vs Wade

Source: YouTube user Southwest Prepper Group

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by phatfarmlines
Thu May 05, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 124
Views: 20688

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022

graham697 wrote:
I think he was surprised anyone is flying to the DR before service to BOG/MEX. I don't think we've had launched MEX service in decades.


Sorry, I meant F9 closing MEX as a station, not that they operated TPA-MEX.

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by phatfarmlines
Thu May 05, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 124
Views: 20688

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022

Frontier is starting SJU, PUJ, SDQ, and MBJ from TPA. https://www.facebook.com/FlyTPA/photos/a.5033605003342834/5047293748640626/ They in theory should do well, route wise, but it's Frontier so who knows. SJU is daily, 2x weekly for MBJ and SDQ and 1x weekly for PUJ. I believe F9 previously flew TP...

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by phatfarmlines
Wed May 04, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL 3hr limit on lounges
Replies: 22
Views: 1979

Re: DL 3hr limit on lounges

Shame - I'm sure SM members found value in using the facilities to freshen up after a long-haul flight.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun May 01, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 727 tribute
Replies: 57
Views: 8597

Re: American 727 tribute

Here are some AA 727 interior photos from 1978,1999 and 2002 respectively. The middle picture is ex-BN so the interior may be atypical. Middle picture is an AA 757, not a 727 - check the backs of the ceiling TV monitors in the aisle. Also window paneling is different. Though the blue seats with the...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 154138

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

I think at this point, F9 sees that it wins if Jetblue buys NK, since they will no longer have ULCC competition in many markets. Why would they raise their bid? I'm also thinking if F9 is holding out for potential carve-outs regulators may require of the combined B6/NK, to which F9 will swiftly par...

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mobile hot spot automatically disconnects
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: Mobile hot spot automatically disconnects

PixelPilot wrote:
How do you disconnect the computer? Power off or sleep?


:checkmark: This was going to be my question as well.

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is WN likely to add more flights out of SFO once WN has more staff and planes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Is WN likely to add more flights out of SFO once WN has more staff and planes?

Does WN really need a presence at SFO in addition to OAK and SJC, or could WN pull out of SFO and consolidate its San Francisco Bay Area presence to OAK and SJC? Were the reductions related to BA/B construction? You'd think WN would be motivated to increase flights following the completion of BA/B.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2022
Replies: 86
Views: 14523

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2022

So I observed that the concourse B renovations did not include the southwestern wing of the " Y " on concourse B. Is that wing open, and if so, will this concourse eventually receive the renovations?

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Apr 24, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 67326

Re: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
Smith Terminal had the foulest smelling liquid covered bathrooms. They were disgusting.


The few times I traversed through Smith in its final years, the restrooms reminded me of high school restrooms.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 508
Views: 18481

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Dialogue

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9933

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Looks like someone has gotten a hold of the banned textbooks. https://twitter.com/juddlegum/status/1517120717023846400 Looks like the corruption/ angle is on the table ot it would seem that the state is violating their own B.E.S.T statutes with blatant racism /// Edit https://popular.info/p/inside-...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9933

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

I wish we knew what the specific content in these books causing their rejection. Is it having pictures of non-White people ? Names more traditionally connected certain racial and ethnic groups ? A woman depicted in other than a 'traditional' woman's role ? As to the 'Common Core' content, there has...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 118
Views: 11385

Re: AA airside 4 MCO

On the note of AA gates at Airside 3, why does the AA portion of the wing have only 7 jetways? This was like that going back to the USAirways days of the 2000s. Seems like they should be able to fit a gate 52 jetway.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Apr 17, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 118
Views: 11385

Re: AA airside 4 MCO

FWIW, TPA has also been experiencing similar issues with containing airlines at one airside. Pre-covid, when TPA saw its peak of international traffic, it was common for AA to spill flights to Airside E during evening departures as the heavies using Airside F would routinely block a gate next door. ...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Apr 17, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 124
Views: 20688

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022

https://onemileatatime.com/news/eurowin ... ir-planes/
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Finnair to operate A330 aircraft for Eurowings Discover on a wet-lease basis starting on May 15, 2022, FRA-TPA being one of the markets. Spotters get ready!

https://onemileatatime.com/news/eurowin ... ir-planes/

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Apr 17, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9933

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Francoflier wrote:

Seriously though... the thought of government-sponsored censorship on this level and scale is hair-raising to anyone with a minimal knowledge of history.


And to think all of this is happening, courtesy of the GOP no less, because of the GOP's interpretation of the George Floyd events.....

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Apr 17, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Terminal EYW
Replies: 43
Views: 7438

Re: New Terminal EYW

The best solution would be to convert NAS Key West to a Joint use facility with a modern commercial terminal with room for more aircraft. Parking, pickup and rental could shuttle off site if they aren't able to allocate adequate space in a publicly accessible area. They could then use the existing ...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Apr 17, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9933

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

I'm really stymied on how Florida could consider math books to contain CRT topics.

I grew up on the Florida public school system in the 90s - I took the required math courses. Math problems are quite objective - I really do not get this.

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Apr 06, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 30
Views: 6130

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

lpdal wrote:
Echo 11 at MIA has been removed, and the new jetbridge is being installed. E11 was the last stationary (IE-non wheeled, non-moving) jetway at MIA.


The last relic of the "Super 80's" expansion?

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Apr 06, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there no direct flights from Vegas to Asia?
Replies: 44
Views: 5154

Re: Why are there no direct flights from Vegas to Asia?

Thrusty69 wrote:
For all intents and purposes LAS has a stand alone international Terminal.


Not sure I'm following - the Sands private terminal?

Otherwise, I would not think of Terminal 3 as a stand-alone facility.

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread: 2022
Replies: 14
Views: 1294

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread: 2022

Been noticing on the online FIDS that AA is using bag carousels 7 & 8 in the Domestic North Terminal, which are the units on the main landside floor and not the ground-level belts that AA uses for T-gate arrivals. Are these ground-level belts going away post T-north expansion?

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