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by phatfarmlines
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 41
Views: 1204

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

The Lowe's security video at the garden center check-out had an employee right at the exit. Could an argument be made that the suspect could have attacked the employee with said knife?

Was shooting the suspect too close then to the Lowe's employee?

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Flies With 100% Sustainable Fuel 12/1/2021
Replies: 62
Views: 11354

Re: United Announcement 12/1/2021

DN4CAAD wrote:
SAF is my bet


Here I am thinking that it was Santa Fe service announcment :? .

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 319
Views: 32146

Re: Frontier Back in FLL + More New Routes

Lots of toes being stepped on between NK/WN/B6......

FLL-MCO....that's a bit of an oddball for F9. Is F9 trying to build a connecting complex?

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will PHF do with all that gate space
Replies: 53
Views: 6737

Re: What will PHF do with all that gate space

Many towns in the Carolinas went through an airport consolidation process. That's why you see airports serving multiple municipalities, like GSO, GSP, RDU, etc. I am wondering why this was missed with the Hampton Roads area? Could/would a carrier like Avelo, find PHF attractive for some routes and/o...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azores Airlines to start JFK
Replies: 25
Views: 8259

Re: Azores Airlines to start JFK

Back when CO heavily utilized its 757 fleet across the Atlantic, I always envisioned CO flying to some of these Spanish/Portuguese resort destinations on the 757 from EWR (PMI, FNC, TFS, FAO, AGP, PDL, etc.), of which two have been realized by DL but service has since stopped (AGP, PDL). Maybe the 3...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1661

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

E-payments aside, do postmarked dates not matter anymore?

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone remember when BA first started service to TPA ?
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Anyone remember when BA first started service to TPA ?

Great time to bring up the Concorde visit to TPA in 1985: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-No0DlJc9s Weird as I don't remember BA at all prior to the 777. I do remember National, Pan-AM, Eastern and Martinair along with AC's 742's and DL's L-1011's LGW service was wishy-washy after BA's initial dep...

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 56
Views: 8189

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

Hopefully this news quells any notion on this board that the A339NEO would replace the 767-300. That's too big even if the seat-cost economics are better.

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 221
Views: 11436

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

I predicted this would not pass the "Stand your ground" test. But boy, there were some ugly moments in the trial. Defense asking that black pastors not attend in-person. That same day, he questioned what would happen "if a bunch of folks came in here dressed like Colonel Sanders with ...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14012

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The current Wisconsin laws, as well as the incredibly unchecked bias by the judge that could very well be an example of CRT, favored Rittenhouse. I find it hard to believe the current hunting laws allowed him to have legal possession of a firearm when he clearly was not doing that. So if any 16-17 y...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?
Replies: 28
Views: 2802

Re: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?

Since this thread was rehashed, I'll provide an update. Two months after I gave him the tablet, he stepped on the it and cracked the screen (glad I went cheap). My ex wife bought him a Nintendo Switch around his birthday back in April, so he got addicted to all things Mario Bros. But he lost all Sw...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 269
Views: 39736

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

TPA has opened the blue side express lanes - as far as I know, no other medium/large size airport has such setup. It's an innovative way to add landside capacity: TPA to roll out new express curbsides for passengers without checked bags Source: ABC Action News Tampa Red side express lanes not expect...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2370
Views: 394138

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

I think they have the gate space to reach 250 based on what we discussed before (what's the status on those terminal projects?). With the NEA, they probably have access to enough gates to go beyond that by leasing a couple of AA gates (would require some help from MassPort to shuffle airlines in Te...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

Re: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.

I bet he's waiting for a potential Trump 2024 re-election so he can get pardoned.

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4857

Re: What is in Britain's future?

I see 3 outcomes: 1. Great Brittian will break up and will just be Wales and England. They will be full-hardened in their independence drive and remain outside of the EU and inevitably take the economic hits. But things will remain contained to that part of the English islands. 2. Great Brittian wi...

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 269
Views: 39736

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

If as some of you say the new D at TPA might be too big for international flights, why don’t they keep F as international with some updates as it already has immigration. And make a deal with AA for the new D as they seem to be bursting at times, especially if D will have plenty of hard stands for ...

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2370
Views: 394138

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Look for them to connect MCO-FLL at some point not to far out. Before they refused to to connect FLL-MCO I would love to see MCO-FLL, and it has been rumored for a decade 3 times a day is all you need Surprised it was never added They are at 40 departures scheduled out of MCO tomorrow. Pretty big j...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: China cracking down on Flightradar24/ADS-B monitoring
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Re: China cracking down on Flightradar24/ADS-B monitoring

From the article, the ban impacts anyone within China access to FR24. The ADS-B at-home kit is a crowdsourcing way to improve the signals for flights operating within the locale of said ADS-B kit. Not sure what this means on how China will block FR24 signals from aircraft operating through Chinese s...

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 126
Views: 12481

Re: ATL's terminal makeover

They re-did the insides too. Lipstick on a pig comes to mind. The reality is the concourses are too narrow, the ceilings too low and hold areas too crowded. New windows and lights don't change that. Widening the concourses won't do much. The real estate du jour nowadays is to put bars and eating ve...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2255

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

I thought perhaps there was a collapse of stands, but it seems like there were way too many people at this event, likely breaking fire codes.

The Astroworld festival has become a highly popular event for Generation Z.

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 126
Views: 12481

Re: ATL's terminal makeover

As noted by bigb, the key change in the "ATLNext" remodeling for the T/A/B/C concourses has been the addition of more windows, which made a huge difference in the look of the concourse. So even if the "Georgia Red Clay" façade were to have stayed, there would have been far fewer...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 269
Views: 39736

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

In the median wall of the expressway just west of 19L/1R you can see the footings for approach light infrastructure for the proposed new runway. They were put in when the expressway was rebuilt several years ago. That's interesting - I would have never guessed. On Google Maps, just guesstimating vi...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 126
Views: 12481

Re: ATL's terminal makeover

I haven't seen it yet in person but from watching various airline videos I see that they re-did the exteriors of the various ATL terminals (at least Terms T, A, B and C). They did it in what appears to be a dark gray. Those terminals (built in 1980 before there was obviously the focus on the grand ...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: {Video Only} - Delta to Ithaca, NY
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: {Video Only} - Delta to Ithaca, NY

Thanks for the TR. You're right about Ithaca, I would never visit it, but I have been fascinated by their terminal that looks like a McMansion (before the concourse expansion that added jetways).

Also like the maze-like jetways at DTW Concourse C.

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 269
Views: 39736

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

Agreed that Airside D is a must with international flights returning. After that, I wonder if they're more likely to build the north terminal, or build an attached baggage handling facility for A and reconstructing B. I know the latter has limited space, but that's still 5-7 additional gates they'r...

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 269
Views: 39736

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

Ah, I remember those plans back in the Trib and looking at it today, I just don't see how they could squeeze a runway in that way now without forbidding dual use. But I'm sure they did their homework over my Google Maps sluething. The fitting will be tight, but there should be enough space to fit i...

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 269
Views: 39736

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

This press release just came out. TPA is plotting their future in the post-COVID world. The bit that stood out to me was: "Assessment of TPA’s existing airfield capacity and analysis of whether additional runways may be needed." Where? Wouldn't the land just west of the airport be too clo...

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 291
Views: 42320

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021

Delta 14 at MIA is getting a tinted glass jetbridge. Here’s a picture of the construction site, with my tractor for scale: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8941/SQsLVO.jpg It looks cool but why are they doing this? It's got to be more expensive and also hotter unless it is really dark tint th...

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filipino call centers
Replies: 26
Views: 1486

Re: Filipino call centers

Are companies going back to offshore call centers like they did in the early-mid 2000s? I seem to recall a push by companies in general to get call centers back in the states.

Or is this another casualty of jobs being hard to source?

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2702

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

I really hate the physics of these accidents. It almost always seems the one going much faster is in a safer position than the one going slow.

I imagine if you had two idiots going head-on at 156 mph, they would then "cancel each other out".

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8403

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Saying a six year old white kid is an oppressor and is responsible for slavery is like telling a six year old Japanese kid he's responsible for Manila or Pearl Harbor. The Dems, for whatever reason, don't understand that. Your statements make that clear. Yet curriculums teach WW2, including to Japa...

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Layout
Replies: 65
Views: 7416

Re: JFK Old IAB Layout

I appreciate the responses - I'm learning a lot of the layout and following along with the IAB map from the Flickr site. The counters you ask about at the end of your thread: I remember going as a kid in late -70's, early 80's to those counters to actually purchase tickets. Not sure what they were u...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8403

Re: 2021 Elections.

Final FiveThirtyEight projections have Youngkin becoming the next Virginia governor by 1 point. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/governor/virginia/?ex_cid=rrpromo Source: FiveThirtyEight I expect Youngkin to prevail in VA. Not because of progressive views by out of state members of Congres...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8403

Re: 2021 Elections.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/po ... id=rrpromo

Source: FiveThirtyEight
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FiveThirtyEight has projections with Youngkin at a slight lead. Curious as to what lead to the shift so close to Election Day. Is NOVA, specifically Loudoun County, driving this?

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/po ... id=rrpromo

Source: FiveThirtyEight

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gates at US airports that have been used by the most airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Gates at US airports that have been used by the most airlines

CLT gate C6 has been home to six different airlines since the terminal opened in May, 1982. This was United's single gate and why it's the only original gate that's a single hold room at CLT. It was also used by Ozark and Pan Am at the same time when they arrived shortly after. Piedmont took over a...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir 737-300/400 IFE Installations
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Re: USAir 737-300/400 IFE Installations

Did all the USAir 733s and 734s have audio entertainment? DL had a few -301s and -3B7s and I recall seeing a “entertainment” switch on the forward lighting panel. Having flown on both IFE and non-IFE US 733s, I do not recall audio nor an entertainment switch on the non-IFE 733s. They were all rippe...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gates at US airports that have been used by the most airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Gates at US airports that have been used by the most airlines

CLT gate C6 has been home to six different airlines since the terminal opened in May, 1982. This was United's single gate and why it's the only original gate that's a single hold room at CLT. It was also used by Ozark and Pan Am at the same time when they arrived shortly after. Piedmont took over a...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Layout
Replies: 65
Views: 7416

JFK Old IAB Layout

Following a thread from last year on the IAB overwing jetways, I've been curious to learn more about the IAB layout. It's not a typical layout for a terminal, almost resembling an early curb-to-gate model. It's a terminal where interior photos are very hard to come by, though in the thread from last...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Oct 29, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted
Replies: 119
Views: 11137

Re: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted

It's hard for me to sympathize with those that feel they are psychologically bound by a mask, since I do not believe that was an issue pre-COVID. To me, it feels like a way to get around rules if people don't feel like wearing a mask. What about those people who sought to intentionally reduce airflo...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 43
Views: 3383

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

I've read about some airliners that carry fuel beneath the passenger cabin in order to give them added range. Is that dangerous, for example, in the event landing gear fails to extend and the plane is forced to make a belly landing. Also . . . do airliners that carry fuel in the horizontal stabiliz...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 5907

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

Several go-arounds per FR24 and switchback patterns coming into the 19's.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could MD-11's used domestically do without the winglets?
Replies: 31
Views: 3180

Re: Could MD-11's used domestically do without the winglets?

Something even more of a headscratcher: Why did FX decide not to use aftermarket winglets on the MD-10s? Seems like the type of company that would have tried such a thing.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 2761

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I had an opportunity to watch the film last night, and all things considered, not a bad effort. Though I wasn't a big fan of the daisy-chain storyline for the Craig Bond films. I tend to prefer more of the individual stories like Goldfinger and the Moore/Dalton/Brosnan Bond film series. Though this ...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 169
Views: 36451

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Does this mark the 2nd consecutive commercial hull loss in the Houston metro area in the past two years?

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 291
Views: 42320

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021

From watching YouTube airport walkthrough videos, I notice the gate E10 jetway is missing. This is also confirmed on Google Maps with the most recent historical view set. Anyone know if this jetway will be added back? YouTube video (time marker 10:15-10:29) Walkthrough Miami International Airport MI...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 43
Views: 2565

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

LCDFlight wrote:
I don't think "the Holocaust" should be taught as a unique thing in history.


It would be difficult to discuss WW2 in U.S. high school history classes without mentioning the Holocaust.

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: updated: Republic 175 tire failure jacks up DCA
Replies: 15
Views: 9829

Re: Republic 175 gear fire jacks up DCA

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 7#2987dadd
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Mainland wrote:
Looks like they have 15/33 open now. Had a few rare departures on 4 while both main runways were down.


AC8827 took off on Rwy 4 and flew the Anacostia departure:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 7#2987dadd

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1323
Views: 199821

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

What’s the scoop with Bergen, Norway? Big business hub or something? I've read anecdotes that this boom in Norwegian tourism is driven by the Disney movie "Frozen." https://www.travelweekly.com/Europe-Travel/Insights/Frozen-fever-again-going-around-in-Scandinavia Source: Travel Weekly

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 43
Views: 2565

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

Is an "alternative perspective" another term for........theory? :duck:

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