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by CollegeAviator
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 295
Views: 33979

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

Grosjean said he was against the halo a few years ago in the video from his hospital, before admitting it's what saved his life. Scary stuff - it was the longest couple of minutes waiting to see confirmation of him being okay. Seen some pretty high impact crashes recently (Kimi in Silverstone 2014, ...

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by CollegeAviator
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (5): Is this my favorite flight...ever?, (Air India AI401 Delhi to Kolkata, B787-8, Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 2
Views: 15237

Re: Spring Break 2019 (5): Is this my favorite flight...ever?, (Air India AI401 Delhi to Kolkata, B787-8, Mar '19, Y)

My trip reports: 2019 Spring Break 2019 (5): Is this my favorite flight...ever?, (Air India AI401 Delhi to Kolkata, B787-8, Mar '19, Y) (video trip report) Spring Break 2019 (4): The World's 2nd largest terminal, and an A330... (Air China Beijing - New Delhi, Mar '19, Y) (video trip report) Spring ...

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by CollegeAviator
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (5): Is this my favorite flight...ever?, (Air India AI401 Delhi to Kolkata, B787-8, Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 2
Views: 15237

Spring Break 2019 (5): Is this my favorite flight...ever?, (Air India AI401 Delhi to Kolkata, B787-8, Mar '19, Y)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50638844178_b066804a2b_b.jpg Air India flight 401 (AI401/AIC401) Beijing Capital International Airport, China (PEK/ZBAA) to New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, India (DEL/VIDP) March 9th 2019 Departure: 0650 hours Arrival: 0900 hours Seat 27A, Economy ...

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by CollegeAviator
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (4): The World's 2nd largest terminal, and an A330... (Air China Beijing - New Delhi, Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 5
Views: 8147

Re: Spring Break 2019 (4): The World's 2nd largest terminal, and an A330... (Air China Beijing - New Delhi, Mar '19, Y)

Just went thru the 4 TRs in succession. really enjoyed it. Didnt realise how big DEN is. Also so much snow in Fargo even in March?? SFO is lovely irrespctive how the weather is and spotting is a such an experience.... Ha Ha the toilet pic in TR 4 was disgusting.... Thank you for stopping by and rea...

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by CollegeAviator
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (4): The World's 2nd largest terminal, and an A330... (Air China Beijing - New Delhi, Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 5
Views: 8147

Re: Spring Break 2019 (4): The World's 2nd largest terminal, and an A330... (Air China Beijing - New Delhi, Mar '19, Y)

igtrader88 wrote:
nice TR thank you, looking forward to the return 2 flights with CA. Stay safe.

Thank you for stopping by! I apologize for letting you down... rest assured I am back and ready to fire away several TRs!!

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by CollegeAviator
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (4): The World's 2nd largest terminal, and an A330... (Air China Beijing - New Delhi, Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 5
Views: 8147

Re: Spring Break 2019 (4): The World's 2nd largest terminal, and an A330... (Air China Beijing - New Delhi, Mar '19, Y)

My trip reports: 2019 Spring Break 2019 (3): Half a Day on Air China's Flagship 747-8i (San Francisco - Beijing, Mar '19, Y) (video trip report) Spring Break 2019 (2): Re-positioning a United 787-8: Denver to San Francisco on the Dream)liner (Mar '19, Y) (video trip report) Spring Break 2019 (1): C...

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by CollegeAviator
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (4): The World's 2nd largest terminal, and an A330... (Air China Beijing - New Delhi, Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 5
Views: 8147

Spring Break 2019 (4): The World's 2nd largest terminal, and an A330... (Air China Beijing - New Delhi, Mar '19, Y)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50034239407_df600c412c_b.jpg Air China flight 947 (CA947/CCA947) Beijing Capital International Airport, China (PEK/ZBAA) to New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, India (DEL/VIDP) March 8th 2019 Departure: 2040 hours CST, Arrival 0140 hours IST+1 Seat 47A...

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by CollegeAviator
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (3): Half a Day on Air China's Flagship 747-8i (San Francisco - Beijing, Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 4
Views: 5747

Re: Spring Break 2019 (3): Half a Day on Air China's Flagship 747-8i (San Francisco - Beijing, Mar '19, Y)

Cool report! Unfortunately I had to cancel my jfk-pek-kix and return of hnd-pek-jfk on the 748, 2 a333s and a 77W on AIr China due to covid - after reading your report I won’t hesitate to rebook with them when the time is right. I’ve heard mixed reviews but they seem fine, much cheaper than others ...

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by CollegeAviator
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (2): Re-positioning a United 787-8: Denver to San Francisco on the Dream)liner (Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 4
Views: 5005

Re: Spring Break 2019 (2): Re-positioning a United 787-8: Denver to San Francisco on the Dream)liner (Mar '19, Y)

KLASM83 wrote:
Very few things are constant in this world, but SFO fog always is! Cool TR as always!

Fog and wind I bet :)
Thanks for stopping by!
CA

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by CollegeAviator
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 3431

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Metallica - Master Of Puppets Iron Maiden - a bit of a tough one, toss up between Number of the Beast and The Trooper Megadeth - Hmm, Tornado of Souls! Ghost - Square Hammer (didn't know about them until I heard them open for Iron Maiden, life's never been the same since :) ) I hadn’t heard of Ghos...

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by CollegeAviator
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 3431

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Iron Maiden - a bit of a tough one, toss up between Number of the Beast and The Trooper
Megadeth - Hmm, Tornado of Souls!
Ghost - Square Hammer (didn't know about them until I heard them open for Iron Maiden, life's never been the same since :) )

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by CollegeAviator
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL
Replies: 18
Views: 40531

Re: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL

Supremely well written trip report, wow, wow! I appreciate a report with thoughts going through articulated in the writing - no, it does not make it long, it makes it very enjoyable. Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing this wonderful experience with us. I love the witty captions - a lo...

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by CollegeAviator
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying to DFW on American 757, 787 & Spirit A320
Replies: 3
Views: 4046

Re: Flying to DFW on American 757, 787 & Spirit A320

Lucky for the upguage from the A321 to a B757, as you rightly said it added some variety to it! I wonder if the 787 would continue operating after COVID-19 on LAX-DFW. Interesting anecdote of the disruptive passenger too, good to see it didn't take too long though..

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by CollegeAviator
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: One last ride on the Canadian fat boy - Air Transat A310 YQB-FLL
Replies: 5
Views: 8111

Re: One last ride on the Canadian fat boy - Air Transat A310 YQB-FLL

Lucky you for scoring this last A310 ride! They took very good care of the oldies. Nice pictures to go along. A plan to visit Montreal last summer unfortunately fell through for me: Air Transat did have the one A310 between YYZ & YUL, maybe it was a good thing as the Formula One race just awful.

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by CollegeAviator
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Britain’s Last Restaurant Car: GWR First Class Pullman Dining
Replies: 15
Views: 10759

Re: Britain’s Last Restaurant Car: GWR First Class Pullman Dining

Nice report, thank you for sharing this! I am always intrigued by the different services offered on rails around the world: this wasn't any different to what one would expect onboard a plane anyway. I remember all the food I've tried onboard Indian trains, straight from a hot buffet car - but these ...

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by CollegeAviator
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore to Munich by Singapore Airlines A350-900
Replies: 6
Views: 6835

Re: Singapore to Munich by Singapore Airlines A350-900

Nice trip report & pictures. I am always intrigued to see what SQ offers on their longer flights (to Europe), but for some reason it looked like the trays lacked a bit in quantity...? Maybe it is just me. Great deal on the 'broken' IFE - a little bonus I guess! Thanks for sharing.

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by CollegeAviator
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From My Archives: From the Snow to the Just Plain Cold-- 2014 British Airways BOS-LHR-ORY
Replies: 4
Views: 4191

Re: From My Archives: From the Snow to the Just Plain Cold-- 2014 British Airways BOS-LHR-ORY

Thank you for sharing this from your archives. Sure looks like BA did a solid job refurbishing the 747s, wonder how long they're gonna last thanks to the pandemic. Nice food on LHR-ORY, I don't think they do those anymore...

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by CollegeAviator
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (3): Half a Day on Air China's Flagship 747-8i (San Francisco - Beijing, Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 4
Views: 5747

Re: Spring Break 2019 (3): Half a Day on Air China's Flagship 747-8i (San Francisco - Beijing, Mar '19, Y)

My trip reports: 2018 Spring Break 2019 (2): Re-positioning a United 787-8: Denver to San Francisco on the Dream)liner (Mar '19, Y) (video trip report) Spring Break 2019 (1): Chronicles of the comfy CRJ! Fargo to Denver on SkyWest OO5244 (Mar '19, w/pictures & videos) (video trip report) Scinti...

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by CollegeAviator
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (3): Half a Day on Air China's Flagship 747-8i (San Francisco - Beijing, Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 4
Views: 5747

Spring Break 2019 (3): Half a Day on Air China's Flagship 747-8i (San Francisco - Beijing, Mar '19, Y)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49991488918_7a2b808316_b.jpg Air China flight 986 (CA986/CCA986) San Francisco International Airport, CA, USA, (SFO/KSFO) to Beijing Capital International Airport, China (PEK/ZBAA) March 7th 2019 Departure: 1350 hours PST, Arrival 1810 hours CST+1 Seat 45A, Econo...

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by CollegeAviator
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (2): Re-positioning a United 787-8: Denver to San Francisco on the Dream)liner (Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 4
Views: 5005

Re: Spring Break 2019 (2): Re-positioning a United 787-8: Denver to San Francisco on the Dream)liner (Mar '19, Y)

Impressed that LH service to MUC is now on a A350. The only services from Denver outside of NA were BA to LHR and LH to FRA in 2013. We now have so many services, COVID-19 would impact some however. I am glad denver got so many services. Now hopefully if the rumored EK services comes in the next fe...

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by CollegeAviator
Mon May 18, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (2): Re-positioning a United 787-8: Denver to San Francisco on the Dream)liner (Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 4
Views: 5005

Spring Break 2019 (2): Re-positioning a United 787-8: Denver to San Francisco on the Dream)liner (Mar '19, Y)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49877115397_ff36da9a4c_b.jpg United Airlines flight 428 (UA428/UAL428) Denver International Airport, CO, USA (DEN/KDEN) to San Francisco International Airport, CA, USA, (SFO/KSFO) March 6th 2019 Departure: 1545 hours MST, Arrival 1721 hours PST Seat 31A, Main Cab...

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by CollegeAviator
Mon May 18, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (1): Chronicles of the comfy CRJ! Fargo to Denver on SkyWest OO5244 (Mar '19, w/pictures & videos)
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Re: Spring Break 2019 (1): Chronicles of the comfy CRJ! Fargo to Denver on SkyWest OO5244 (Mar '19, w/pictures & videos)

2019 spring break ... for a second I read 2020 and was wondering if you were stuck in the lockdown :) - hopefully we will get to read all your backlogged trips before this craziness passes and you can fly again! Thank you for checking this out! I'm writing my backlog as we go - not sure if there wi...

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by CollegeAviator
Sun May 10, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (1): Chronicles of the comfy CRJ! Fargo to Denver on SkyWest OO5244 (Mar '19, w/pictures & videos)
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Re: Spring Break 2019 (1): Chronicles of the comfy CRJ! Fargo to Denver on SkyWest OO5244 (Mar '19, w/pictures & videos)

Great trip report. I was a foreign exchange student in Fargo and have good memories of the place, including that wonderful little airport! Thanks for stopping by! Fargo is indeed a much more happening place than Grand Forks - FAR being the largest city in ND, while GFK being only 3rd or 4th largest...

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by CollegeAviator
Tue May 05, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (1): Chronicles of the comfy CRJ! Fargo to Denver on SkyWest OO5244 (Mar '19, w/pictures & videos)
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Re: Spring Break 2019 (1): Chronicles of the comfy CRJ! Fargo to Denver on SkyWest OO5244 (Mar '19, w/pictures & videos)

717atOGG wrote:
Nice TR, looking forward to the next one(s)!

Thank you so much for giving this a read! I intend on putting together the next one for this Saturday :)

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by CollegeAviator
Tue May 05, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 6
Views: 3144

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)

Ship 744S seems to be still plying the skies , getting ready to make a TYS-ORD run at the time of writing. Random observation seems that the RJs are still going. That is interesting. I heard that DL are also mostly flying their A220s, compared to the other planes in the fleet... It's such a cheap a...

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by CollegeAviator
Fri May 01, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (1): Chronicles of the comfy CRJ! Fargo to Denver on SkyWest OO5244 (Mar '19, w/pictures & videos)
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Re: Spring Break 2019 (1): Chronicles of the comfy CRJ! Fargo to Denver on SkyWest OO5244 (Mar '19, w/pictures & videos)

CaptHadley wrote:
What an awesome trip report! Sucks that your aviation career is basically in the crapper now huh.

Thanks, I guess? :|

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by CollegeAviator
Fri May 01, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 6
Views: 3144

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)

I largely regard ship 744 as my stalker jet, as somehow it always found a way into my life, from when I ramped and nonreved, to MSFS, and even now lol Haha, that's pretty funny! I bet she's grounded now because of COVID... Ship 744S seems to be still plying the skies , getting ready to make a TYS-O...

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by CollegeAviator
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (1): Chronicles of the comfy CRJ! Fargo to Denver on SkyWest OO5244 (Mar '19, w/pictures & videos)
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Spring Break 2019 (1): Chronicles of the comfy CRJ! Fargo to Denver on SkyWest OO5244 (Mar '19, w/pictures & videos)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49811513972_ff428e59a7_b.jpg SkyWest Airlines OO5244 (as United Express UA5244) Fargo Hector International Airport, ND, USA (FAR/KFAR) to Denver International Airport, CO, USA (DEN/KDEN) March 6th 2019 Departure: 1115 hours CST, Arrival: 1230 hours MST Seat 8A, M...

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by CollegeAviator
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 6
Views: 3144

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)

KLASM83 wrote:
I largely regard ship 744 as my stalker jet, as somehow it always found a way into my life, from when I ramped and nonreved, to MSFS, and even now lol

Haha, that's pretty funny!
I bet she's grounded now because of COVID...

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by CollegeAviator
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta
Replies: 13
Views: 5910

Re: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta

Quite the scene seeing these empty flights during these surreal times. I guessing you had to quarantine after this trip? Thank you for sharing this!

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by CollegeAviator
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 6
Views: 3144

Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49736627641_4ff8c8333c_b.jpg SkyWest Airlines OO3146 (as American Eagle AA3146) Chicago O'Hare International Airport, IL, USA (ORD/KORD) to Fargo Hector International Airport, ND, USA (FAR/KFAR) August 17th 2018 Departure: 1328 hours CDT, Arrival: 1524 hours CDT ...

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by CollegeAviator
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (18): Domestic Flight on American's 767-300ER (MIA-ORD AA2796 Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 1
Views: 2355

Scintillating Summer 2018 (18): Domestic Flight on American's 767-300ER (MIA-ORD AA2796 Aug '18, pics & VTR)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49713001051_0b17e6f205_b.jpg American Airlines AA2796 Miami International Airport, FL, USA (MIA/KMIA) to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, IL, USA (ORD/KORD) August 17th 2018 Departure: 1005 hours EDT, Arrival: 1224 hours CDT Seat 30A, Economy Class N393AN, B...

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by CollegeAviator
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (17): 31 year old Mad Dog! Delta MD-88, Atlanta to Miami (Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 2
Views: 2070

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (17): 31 year old Mad Dog! Delta MD-88, Atlanta to Miami (Aug '18, pics & VTR)

KLASM83 wrote:
Neat TR! Good quality. This became very topical with Delta's newest announcement.

Thank you so much! I guess my next one would be even more topical.... any guesses? :)

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by CollegeAviator
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (17): 31 year old Mad Dog! Delta MD-88, Atlanta to Miami (Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 2
Views: 2070

Scintillating Summer 2018 (17): 31 year old Mad Dog! Delta MD-88, Atlanta to Miami (Aug '18, pics & VTR)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49650573661_2bf3051d43_b.jpg Delta Air Lines DL2373 Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International, GA, USA (ATL/KATL) to Miami International Airport, FL, USA (MIA/KMIA) August 16th 2018 Departure: 1314 hours EDT, Arrival: 1500 hours EDT Seat 33E, Economy Class N912DL,...

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by CollegeAviator
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (16): Half a day in the air, Turkish's awesome A330! (IST-ATL Y Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 4
Views: 3274

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (16): Half a day in the air, Turkish's awesome A330! (IST-ATL Y Aug '18, pics & VTR)

AirIndia wrote:
Very impressed with the food quantity and quality. Do&Co are really the best in terms of flight catering.

Quite rare to see such outstanding meals on a plane too - hopefully they are able to sustain it.

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by CollegeAviator
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (16): Half a day in the air, Turkish's awesome A330! (IST-ATL Y Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 4
Views: 3274

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (16): Half a day in the air, Turkish's awesome A330! (IST-ATL Y Aug '18, pics & VTR)

My observations from the other USA departures from IST that day showed that pretty much all passengers on USA bound flights were subject to SSSS checks, regardless of what the boarding passes said Last time I flew TK from IST-BOS (out of the old IST airport) I also noticed this. All passengers were...

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by CollegeAviator
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (16): Half a day in the air, Turkish's awesome A330! (IST-ATL Y Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 4
Views: 3274

Scintillating Summer 2018 (16): Half a day in the air, Turkish's awesome A330! (IST-ATL Y Aug '18, pics & VTR)

INTRODUCTION https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49613045057_668f99b393_b.jpg Turkish Airlines TK31 'THY 31 Kilo' Istanbul Ataturk International Airport ( IST ISL/LTBA), Turkey to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International, GA, USA (ATL/KATL) August 15th 2018 Departure: 1405 hours TRT, arrival: 1950 ...

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by CollegeAviator
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (14): Air India's NEW A320neo! (Kolkata - Mumbai AI676) (pics + videos, Aug 18)
Replies: 5
Views: 3528

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (14): Air India's NEW A320neo! (Kolkata - Mumbai AI676) (pics + videos, Aug 18)

Having flown the AI A320neo numerous times between Singapore and Chennai, I have to say that, despite the decent food and blankets, the short-haul product is not befitting of a national carrier. SriLankan is the only South Asian airline to have seatback IFE, while AI has nothing at all. That said, ...

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by CollegeAviator
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (15): Turkish Airlines A330-300, The Trek Back... (BOM-IST Y Aug '18, pics + vids)
Replies: 2
Views: 3018

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (15): Turkish Airlines A330-300, The Trek Back... (BOM-IST Y Aug '18, pics + vids)

AirIndia wrote:
Once again good one. In 2007 when i went to Turkey for the first time it was on board a 332. and i also visited Pammukale. have really fond memories of that place.

Thank you very much for giving this a read! Pammukale looks absolutely stunning. Hope to visit Turkey some day!

Cheers, CA

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by CollegeAviator
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (15): Turkish Airlines A330-300, The Trek Back... (BOM-IST Y Aug '18, pics + vids)
Replies: 2
Views: 3018

Scintillating Summer 2018 (15): Turkish Airlines A330-300, The Trek Back... (BOM-IST Y Aug '18, pics + vids)

Selamlar ve hoş geldiniz! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49541541328_12d264720b_b.jpg Turkish Airlines TK716 Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl, India (BOM/VABB) to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport ( IST ISL/LTBA), Turkey August 15th 2018 Departure: 0625 hours IST, arrival: 1040 hours TRT S...

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by CollegeAviator
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (14): Air India's NEW A320neo! (Kolkata - Mumbai AI676) (pics + videos, Aug 18)
Replies: 5
Views: 3528

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (14): Air India's NEW A320neo! (Kolkata - Mumbai AI676) (pics + videos, Aug 18)

AirIndia wrote:
Nice report CA. You are right so many 320s in CCU and a mini hub for NE flights.
Also its hard not to spot an EK plane... :)

Thank you for giving this a read :)
Only one time in 2014 did I not see an EK plane during a trip... I did spot a QR B777 @ CDG that time, but not EK :laughing:
CA

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by CollegeAviator
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (14): Air India's NEW A320neo! (Kolkata - Mumbai AI676) (pics + videos, Aug 18)
Replies: 5
Views: 3528

Scintillating Summer 2018 (14): Air India's NEW A320neo! (Kolkata - Mumbai AI676) (pics + videos, Aug 18)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49471785717_e72054fbe3_b.jpg Air India flight AI676 Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Intl. WB (CCU/VECC) to Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl. MH (BOM/VABB) August 13th 2018 Departure: 0925 IST, arrival: 1220 IST Seat 22F, Economy Class VT-EXH, 0.7 years old Airb...

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by CollegeAviator
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Thanks for the encouraging answer, will keep that in mind. Hats off to you for accepting the advice with a learning perspective. Your positive attitude will take you far in life. Thanks. Learning is a daily process. Forums like these are a common learning resource for everyone. As a long time membe...

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by CollegeAviator
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (13): The Race Against Time... TG A333 BKK-CCU Y (pics + videos, Aug 18)
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Scintillating Summer 2018 (13): The Race Against Time... TG A333 BKK-CCU Y (pics + videos, Aug 18)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49420349131_650368dbf2_b.jpg Thai Airways International flight TG313 Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK/VTBS), Thailand to Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU/VECC), India August 10th 2018 Departure: 2345 hours ICT, Arrival ...

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by CollegeAviator
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (12): My Shortest Flight on a wide body - TG A333 PNH-BKK Y (pics + videos, Aug 18)
Replies: 3
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Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (12): My Shortest Flight on a wide body - TG A333 PNH-BKK Y (pics + videos, Aug 18)

Another great trip report, as usual a joy to read and... many congratz with the completion of your commercial pilot licence! Sometimes dreams actually become true. Thank you very much! A long time coming, hopefully for bigger & better things :) Turns out, the morning ThaiSmile flight used to be...

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by CollegeAviator
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (12): My Shortest Flight on a wide body - TG A333 PNH-BKK Y (pics + videos, Aug 18)
Replies: 3
Views: 2304

Scintillating Summer 2018 (12): My Shortest Flight on a wide body - TG A333 PNH-BKK Y (pics + videos, Aug 18)

Hello everyone, and welcome to this trip report! I have been pushing this back a lot lately, and most of this is down to travel during Thanksgiving, completion of my commercial pilot license, and more traveling over the holidays. Suffice to say, there is a lot that has been lined up, and please do s...

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by CollegeAviator
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (11): The $27 FSC - Bassaka Air's A320 Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (SEVERAL pics + videos, Aug 18)
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Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (11): The $27 FSC - Bassaka Air's A320 Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (SEVERAL pics + videos, Aug

All in all, Bassaka proved to be a much smoother ride than the Bayon Airlines Xian MA60. ... Unfortunately however, looks like the cheap fares did have a toll on the airline, as they have also suspended operations as of October 2018 which is heartbreaking - seeing as they had a fairly decent produc...

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by CollegeAviator
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (10): Adventures of the Xian MA60! (many pics, PNH-KOS-REP Y, Aug 18)
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Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (10): Adventures of the Xian MA60! (many pics, PNH-KOS-REP Y, Aug 18)

Nice to see a report on a rare plane and unusual destination so thanks for posting. However, if you are such a nervous wreck why don't you stay home and don't venture to exotic destinations or aircraft? With all due respect but all the stress however about delays, turbulence etc comes across as ver...

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by CollegeAviator
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (11): The $27 FSC - Bassaka Air's A320 Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (SEVERAL pics + videos, Aug 18)
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Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (11): The $27 FSC - Bassaka Air's A320 Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (SEVERAL pics + videos, Aug

Another nice report...Was this series ever finished? I just wanted to make sure i didn't miss the rest of it. Not yet! There's a lot more to come, however so much has happened in the past couple of months that made me unable to write out this series. I thank you for your patience & understandin...

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