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by phatfarmlines
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 49
Views: 6969

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

What’s really puzzling is how both aircraft should have been IFR and even at an untowered airport, this should never have happened, unless there was some major mix up in ATC/void/clearance instructions. What seems most likely - is that the B6 crew frantically departed (and hit something or runway),...

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top 007 Song Openers
Replies: 39
Views: 993

Re: Top 007 Song Openers

Best: 1) For Your Eyes Only - Great power ballad to start the 1980's 2) Goldfinger - Bar-setter song by Shirley Bassey 3) Goldeneye and The Experience of Love - Great way to see the return of Bond in the 1990s. Tina Turner did a great job to bringing the Shirley Bassey-esque theme to the 90s. 4) Lic...

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 330
Views: 15896

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

The FDA has rescinded EUA authorizations for two monoclonal antibody treatments made by Regeneron and Eli Lily due to ineffectiveness against the Omicron variant: https://www.forbes.com/sites/zacharysmith/2022/01/24/fda-rescinds-authorization-for-covid-antibody-treatments-by-regeneron-eli-lilly/?sh...

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 91
Views: 3288

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

NIKV69 wrote:
Wow the Rams came to play! Brady and Company in trouble.


As a lifelong Bucs fan, sad to see.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Southwest - BLI-LAS-BLI
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

Re: Flying Southwest - BLI-LAS-BLI

717atOGG wrote:
I believe the entire terminal at BLI was remodeled about 10-15 years ago; not just the WN parts, and it was nice but perhaps slightly overbuilt.


I was talking about the C concourse gate remodel as LAS. Apologies on the confusion.

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speculation: United-Frontier alliance to contrast AA/AS/B6 alliances
Replies: 12
Views: 2523

Re: Speculation: United-Frontier alliance to contrast AA/AS/B6 alliances

To all those denigrating the OP on the topic of choice, as wild of a concept is, remember PE eventually folded into CO :old: You’re talking about something wildly different that almost proved that merging a full-service carrier with an LCC is a terrible idea. CO at the time was pretty different to ...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speculation: United-Frontier alliance to contrast AA/AS/B6 alliances
Replies: 12
Views: 2523

Re: Speculation: United-Frontier alliance to contrast AA/AS/B6 alliances

To all those denigrating the OP on the topic of choice, as wild of a concept is, remember PE eventually folded into CO :old: . To answer American's alliances with Alaska & JetBlue, should United set up an alliance or merge with Frontier Airlines ? Frontier has an hub in Denver and focus cities i...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Southwest - BLI-LAS-BLI
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

Re: Flying Southwest - BLI-LAS-BLI

Thanks for the TR. I believe BLI and HPN are the only airports to designate gates as letters, not numbers.

The WN C gates, was there an extensive remodel done on it recently?

Also on WN at LAS, did WN shrink their ticket counter presence or did the photo get cut off?

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 20
Views: 5033

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

Might be more of a tech question on investigation procedures, but ALL plane crashes which occur in the U.S. do have to be investigated by the NTSB, correct? In that case, did this YouTuber think he was going to skip that step altogether?

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting HOU/MDW
Replies: 106
Views: 12700

Re: F9 starting HOU/MDW

Any chance WN might give up the A4A/A4B gates out yonder? Seems like those gates might be a better fit for F9.

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 2118

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

On Saturday, 1/8/22, TPA used runway 10 from arrivals and departures around the early afternoon time frame. Arrivals: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/aa1693#2a6ef194 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/aa1254#2a6ef628 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/aa644#2a6eeb29 https:...

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 57
Views: 7960

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

Is there a blueprint floating around of what the new DL headhouse layout will look like at LGA? I found an article that mentions that DL, WS, and F9 will use the new facilities. https://www.businessinsider.com/tour-of-deltas-new-39-billion-terminal-at-laguardia-airport-under-construction-2021-10#del...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9111

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

casinterest wrote:
Last night in his Arizona "rally" Trump attacked and insulted the police officers that were tasked with defending the capitol from the Mob that was unleashed.


I saw that - disgusting is all I can say. This guy really wants to stir the pot further.

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 2118

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

Where could the additional 5 gates be put in?? At one point they would be pushing into the fuel farm, maybe on the northern side or remove the employee parking lot and the pond by Rwy 4? Why does the SMAA feel the need to build a separate unit terminal? Seems like the current facility should be abl...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 17194

Re: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread

After doing my research online and reading news articles, and following the COVID threads on here as well as other forums, I decided to go for the first Pfizer shot this past Saturday evening. Injection was painless, though I noted more tenderness in the shoulder area thereafter than I am used to w...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9111

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

He was tone deaf. For the media to think Republicans will allow him to be a candidate again is also being tone deaf. But hey, what ever drives ad revenue and campaign contributions. It's not just that. The GOP members congress had an opportunity to disassociate themselves from Trump once and for al...

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 65
Views: 9456

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

WHP - this airport has had several accident in recent years, correct? At first, I thought the Cessna had collided with the train while it was airborne. So, only two injuries (Pilot and bystander that got hit by debris)? Do passenger trains in this situation, obviously more typical collisions with la...

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at a New York City Apartment Building
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Fire at a New York City Apartment Building

From Google Maps, this looks like a relatively new building…at least compared to those around it. So, yes, code violation questions will be asked. The other questions should, among other things, revolve around the occupancy load of the building and various apartments and the actual load of those ap...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 57
Views: 7960

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

I flew into HPN last week for the first time in over a decade. The terminal is shameful! Grotesque carpeting, narrow corridors, harsh lighting...everything felt dilapidated and lowbrow. Ironic given where it's situated. I'm sure the NIMBY's don't care about the state of the cattle building, but gro...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 107
Views: 11791

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

Bunch of legal shenanigans going on with the South Terminal. What's going on with the South Terminal? I understand it will go away to allow for development of the midfield complex. The developer is suing the city because they believe under their contract they should have had the right to be consult...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 107
Views: 11791

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

masonh2479 wrote:
Bunch of legal shenanigans going on with the South Terminal.


What's going on with the South Terminal? I understand it will go away to allow for development of the midfield complex.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 199
Views: 36322

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Thin transcons: FLL-SEA - not good, This really a route that they have to use mint for. Not having a premium cabin really hurts them here. It was a terrible idea to start this route with A320. FLL-PDX - not good, I'm not sure this is a route they should be flying FLL-PHX - I know this started pre-C...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any of you have smart thermostats?
Replies: 27
Views: 1303

Re: Any of you have smart thermostats?

I have Nest, which is great to incorporate into other products like smart light switches.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 17194

Re: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread

After doing my research online and reading news articles, and following the COVID threads on here as well as other forums, I decided to go for the first Pfizer shot this past Saturday evening. Injection was painless, though I noted more tenderness in the shoulder area thereafter than I am used to w...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 173
Views: 28522

Re: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022

The important thing about anything Neeleman is that he's going to line up a huge, gigantic, enormous cushion of investment capital before he pulls the trigger on anything. That's how JetBlue survived some initial hiccups and dips that would have sunk anyone else. If they're running about 50-60 pax ...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 166
Views: 36725

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

NYCDM wrote:

And the inbound tonight from PHX arrives T1. Weird.


It has been mentioned that T1 is not capable of taking domestic arrivals. And DL is using T1?

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh (PIT) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 80
Views: 12822

Re: Pittsburgh (PIT) Aviation Thread - 2022

As a non-Pittsburgher, has construction commenced on the new landside terminal?

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 2118

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

This document wasn't shared in the 2021 running thread, but it's the specifics of the timeline of the upcoming TPA master plan update. It also includes a review of the 2012/2016 master plans and what was accomplished. A good read on details, but alot of what is expected was discussed. https://www.ta...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Events of 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: Major Events of 2021

You can add the passing of Betty White.

In case anyone is hoping for something rosy in 2022, don't forget we have the 2022 US midterm elections.

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betty White passes away at age 99
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Betty White passes away at age 99

A pop culture icon that even Generation Z got to know well.

OzarkD9S wrote:
Thanks for the laughs Betty, your like will not be seen again.


:checkmark: This.

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 552
Views: 33466

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021

Man Delta loves their low ceilings, I guess they did some study regarding heating and AC savings with low ceilings. Looks like the renderings for the LIRR concourse at NY Penn. https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021-12/Delta_T4_Renderings.pdf It is pretty obvious to me that the concou...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Dec 25, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Runway problems
Replies: 40
Views: 8132

Re: EWR Runway problems

EWR has been known as a very dominant hub for UA and served just over 46 million pax and hosted nearly 450,000 aircraft on their runways. However, the passenger growth is expected, and yes upguaging to larger aircraft is an option, but eventually, EWR is gonna need to accommodate more aircraft traf...

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 279
Views: 42726

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Flew home from Tampa today on jetBlue (TPA-HPN) and was puzzled first by seeing a jetBlue aircraft at Airside F, gate F83 when I arrived in Tampa back on Monday, and then, on my way home, my flight being out of Airside F, gate F83, versus at Airside A like the rest of jetBlue's flights. I wonder, w...

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United dropping 14 routes
Replies: 120
Views: 21900

Re: United dropping 14 routes

That's a shift in strategy - wasn't UA's networking plan to make IAD the "connecting" hub and EWR the "O & D" hub?

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110583

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

TPA, AUS, SAN. That is all I however, want VS to go into TPA. LHR is one of Tampa's largest unserved international markets. As much as I would like to see TPA, I doubt VS will start TPA, especially as COVID continues to be very much fluid and D8 only sustained 2x weekly service to LGW as the second...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 118
Views: 19013

Re: Icelandair new livery

So paying homage to WOW/PLAY with the different color stripe on the tail?

Oh, and Qantas called. It said it wants the tail livery concept going beyond the tail back.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta - busiest stations 10/31/1976
Replies: 27
Views: 1722

Re: Delta - busiest stations 10/31/1976

I'd say Orlando but Disney World was barely 5 years old at this point. The MCO terminal would have still been operating out of the former hangar facility that ran alongside the Beeline (excuse me, Beachline) Expressway, and was later converted for cargo operations after the then-new terminal opened...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward
Replies: 127
Views: 17424

Re: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward

If memory serves T1 has 11 gates, and T2 has 10. So, the new construction will only net 2 gates, for total of 23 gates, or am I missing something ? While you are correct in sheer numbers, you are comparing apples and oranges. The new T1 is (still) purely international and is designed for wide-body ...

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of an era at Fox News
Replies: 20
Views: 1826

Re: End of an era at Fox News

I was going to ask when Fox News was going to drop the "Fair and Balanced" tagline, but I see they already did that back in 2017.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Dec 12, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 552
Views: 33466

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021

Does anyone know what the final LGA terminal designations will be once the rebuild is complete? I saw that Concourse G on the DL side has been changed to Concourse D. So as I remember it from the former configuration: Terminal A = MAT Terminal B = CTB Terminal C = Former Trump Shuttle / US Airways /...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3202

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

The Texas law on abortion was deliberately written to take away the ability of women in Texas to get an abortion, by turning the process over to private individuals. It is a big step toward a weird kind of vigilantism. and anarchy. I do not personally like what Newsom is proposing but it may serve ...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Saying goodbye to the Queen: Qantas' B744ER SYD to SCL preCOVID
Replies: 4
Views: 3549

Re: *Video Only* Saying goodbye to the Queen: Qantas' B744ER SYD to SCL preCOVID

Thanks for the video TR. I've always liked the Signature interior on the QF 744ERs and wished DL had adopted it for the time they had the 744 in their fleet.

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3018

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

This is true as long as the job market is hot. When the job market is cold, consider it an employer's market ;) .

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds Seattle
Replies: 58
Views: 10058

Re: Finnair adds Seattle

Cool to see a Scandinavian connection to the SEA area again.

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO
Replies: 100
Views: 13847

Re: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO

Despite his critics he was one of the most important men in aviation of his time. He correctly was out in front of numerous issues (from Post 9-11 bailout work with Congress, to Consolidation) and in some ways revolutionized the industry with the dropping of the Saturday night stay requirement for ...

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 99544

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

I departed from DCA (B / United) on Thursday, arriving in Metro and going through the new security location on the bottom level. I'm not sure, but it felt like to get to Terminal A one had to either walk outside, or go through security for B, exit the secure area, and then go through security again...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Replies: 44
Views: 5379

Re: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel

I. Have. No. Words. One would think that a high school business class would figure that the optics on this initiative make it a no go. Yet highly educated & experienced C-suiters green light cyber-panhandling while bragging about their multi-billion enterprise. UA continues to be a "three ...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 183157

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

With the new runway layout complete, how does this impact takeoff patterns? ORD takeoffs like to do that southern turn immediately after takeoff from both ends of the runway, a bit weird for an airspace that big.

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110583

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

If it's a destination they've never flown to before, then my guesses are (in order from most likely first): AUS (Healthy mix of business and leisure traffic, booming U.S. market at the moment) DEN (Larger local market. could be countering UA's recently added second flight) SAN (Strong leisure and b...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CLT Gate C2 & Other “Tough” Gates
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: CLT Gate C2 & Other “Tough” Gates

MSP: Gate E2, current NK gate, is a tight fit for the 320. When post-HP merger US operated the gate, I believe it was predominately a CRJ/733/734 gate. Doubt a 321 could park there as the tail would be jutting out in the alleyway, but I'd like to be corrected if it can park there. Ditto for gate D1 ...

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