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by Flightguy123
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17540

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

TXL probably won't be missed. I'll never forget flying into there on a UA 757 from EWR. That was quite a long flight on a narrowbody plane to begin with, though we were lucky enough to be on the plane for an extra hour or two at EWR after our "on time departure" thanks to EWR's summer tra...

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by Flightguy123
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18970

Re: LAS airport closed

Looks like flights are departing from LAS now but no arrivals besides on AAL inbound from ORD. Aircraft are using the TWR as a CTAF and declaring intentions on the ground frequency as well. Interesting night in LAS

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by Flightguy123
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18970

Re: LAS airport closed

32andBelow wrote:
It would be E. I’m hearing it’s corona.


I'm assuming this will be the new norm when cases start popping up at facilities around the country. I wonder what will happen when the bigger airports have a similar issue (ATL,JFK,ORD,LAX)

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by Flightguy123
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18970

LAS airport closed

Seems like the LAS tower is closed. 30+ diversions so far. Seems very similar to the MDW closure yesterday. I guess this now means LAS airspace is considered E/G airspace rather than Bravo? FlightRadar arrivals board showing mostly diverts to socal. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/las/ar...

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by Flightguy123
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 28012

Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

Wondering on why Lufthansa is flying so many flights from Bridgetown back to Germany?
Looks like DLH2599 BGI-MUC, DLH2597 BGI-MUC, DLH347 BGI-FRA, DLH346 BGI-FRA are all flying back right now. Is this due to the new regulations from the US barring EU citizens from entering?
Thanks all!

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by Flightguy123
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Bridges to service two different aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 5753

Re: Dual Use Gates at Airports

Seattle has gate S3/S3A and S2. If a widebody plane is parked in at S3A, then the bridge at S2 cannot be used as the wing of the wide body is usually just about 10-15 feet infront of it. After the Delta international push around 12-13:30 local, both gates are run domestic (normally) or rather narrow...

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by Flightguy123
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4163

Re: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL

ATL is there largest hub. Of course - sorry. My specific question is what type of issue (generally or in this specific case) would warrant such an out of the way diversion from over South Dakota to ATL rather than divert to DTW or JFK. I'm assuming it's more aircraft maintenance related rather than...

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by Flightguy123
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man denied boarding on AA SJC-LAX return flight because he never showed up for original LAX-SJC flight...except he did
Replies: 19
Views: 4977

Re: Man denied boarding on AA SJC-LAX return flight because he never showed up for original LAX-SJC flight...except he d

This obviously happens more than anyone would like to admit. The evidence is simple, and I'm sure I'm not alone at having seen it. With well over 500 flights under my belt, I can't count the number of times people hold boarding cards for the same seat. Easily explained away, seat change since print...

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by Flightguy123
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Layovers pre-intl flights
Replies: 14
Views: 3218

Re: Layovers pre-intl flights

Delta has 1.5 hr quick turn times for the A330-300 going from intl to intl

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by Flightguy123
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 84
Views: 15300

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

This - and worse - can happen at dozens of destinations TK flies to. Unfortunately, this is the reality in dozens and dozens of countries in the world. They had bad luck, but all ended well in the end. "All ended well" is relative...when they got robbed and someone was apparently physical...

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by Flightguy123
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's odd B777-300ER
Replies: 20
Views: 8222

Re: Alitalia's odd B777-300ER

Alitalia is struggling financially with little support from Etihad. Delta and EasyJet have made it known that they are interested in acquiring parts of Alitalia. In DL's case it would probably be much like the VS deal 49% deal. The financial struggles have more then likely had a major effect on the ...

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by Flightguy123
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 13047

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

I'm not sure if he non-revved but it was apparently a surprise so he might have just paid for his tickets. Can you imagine trying to non-rev at Christmas? He was on all 6 flights so my guess would be NO. He was a nonrev, from the article, "“He made it on every flight and even got first class R...

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by Flightguy123
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 13047

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

I'm not sure if he non-revved but it was apparently a surprise so he might have just paid for his tickets. Can you imagine trying to non-rev at Christmas? He was on all 6 flights so my guess would be NO. He was a nonrev, from the article, "“He made it on every flight and even got first class R...

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by Flightguy123
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 13047

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

Question: Did he travel non-rev or actually bought the revenue ticket? I have to ask because he would qualify for non-rev travel as a parent. But using non-rev to follow family member 6 flights in a day is in a grey area of non-rev ticket usage. No matter how he travelled it is a great father-daugh...

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by Flightguy123
Wed May 30, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 168239

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 5/29 763: unscheduled upgrade from 321 on ATL-MCO-ATL route (N140LL) 763ER-low J: MSP-SLC ferry flight - aircraft repositioning (N188DN) 763ER-low J: unscheduled downgrade from 764 on JFK-LAX-JFK route (N169DZ) 332: unscheduled downgrade from 333 on DTW-CDG-DTW route (N...

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by Flightguy123
Mon May 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground vehicle/plane collide at BWI
Replies: 26
Views: 4518

Re: Ground vehicle/plane collide at BWI

So I actually want to say it might have been the plane at fault. Working at the airport and having worked at Southwest for a little while, I know that they do not have wing walkers. There have been multiple occasions where the plane, taxiing fast, just cuts in to the gate and thus not giving the car...

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by Flightguy123
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.
Replies: 84
Views: 8884

Re: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.

UA has a hub at IAD and serves DCA and BWI AA has a hub at DCA and serves IAD and BWI. WN has a "hub" at BWI and serves IAD and DCA. DL serves IAD, DCA, and BWI Why the "" around hub when talking about BWI and WN? BWI is most definitely a hub for them. Southwest doesnt operate i...

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by Flightguy123
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 44141

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

SonOfABeech wrote:
The door config makes it look more like a 757.


How so...? the R2 and L2 doors arent the same at all like the 757...

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by Flightguy123
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When to use 2 jetways?
Replies: 20
Views: 5960

Re: When to use 2 jetways?

As Cosyr, I have always been intrigued by this question but I lack the knowledge. Given that I assume impossibile the question to be due to staff onboard, I tend to suppose it is due by one or more of the following: physical space limitation, staff on the apron and to control the jetways, cost of e...

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by Flightguy123
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When to use 2 jetways?
Replies: 20
Views: 5960

Re: When to use 2 jetways?

Working at a major airline, typically it depends on who is there to help out. If the plane has the opportunity to do a dual jetways, then by all means.. do it. However the priority is typically to get a jetbridge on to L2, then L1. L2 provides faster deplaning and way faster boarding compared to jus...

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by Flightguy123
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 12532

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

My DL flight, DL167 NRT-SIN on Nov 6 was cancelled. Does that not count on the 42 day streak, or did I misread it? Delta wont considered it cancelled if it is delayed.. even if it is delayed for 30 hours or so, still not a cancel. Delta also wont consider it cancelled if an extra section picks up t...

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by Flightguy123
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 667
Views: 110140

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

I feel that you could argue that a good part of Air Berlin's going under was because of TXL and them not having the opportunity to grow their market and operate in and out of a modern airport in their HQ. If the new BER had opened in time they could have announced new routes and possibly had a nice ...

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by Flightguy123
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Shuttle Question
Replies: 47
Views: 8576

Re: Delta Shuttle Question

Just worked a LAX-SEA flight two days ago, it is still marketed as a shuttle route. Not sure why the website isnt reflecting that

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by Flightguy123
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion 2017
Replies: 330
Views: 30221

Re: What’s new at SeaTac??

DarthLobster wrote:
Beecher's in Terminal C now has an app. Makes it easier to order sandwiches.

Ivars is loosing the restaurant soon and going to be mobile with a cart with just chowder. Quiznos and Cafe Del Agave shut down recently too. Good to know about the app. Sucks that I work in Terminal A however.

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by Flightguy123
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330neo Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 4175

Re: Delta A330neo Predictions

SEA-AMS/CDG/PEK/HKG will get the new 330Neo for the market and also its freight carrying capacity. Which is why the 350 wont enter SEA for the near future.

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by Flightguy123
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal
Replies: 26
Views: 9055

Re: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal

Actually, all it shows is a high standard of safety is present. Would you rather see passengers fly on planes with cockpit warnings on, one engine on fire, and/or fatigued crews, or would you all just hope everyone would stay patient as it all gets sorted out? You could argue the opposite... why di...

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by Flightguy123
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines News: Welcome Singapore Airlines!
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

Re: Alaska Airlines News: Welcome Singapore Airlines!

I have a feeling that in the years to come, Alaska is going to start to loose the DL JV partners such as Korean, KL and AF. It doesnt make sense for those partnerships to exist while they all have JV with Delta... Furthermore, Korean has even more reason to pull out now that Alaska has partnered wit...

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by Flightguy123
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 23337

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2017

What I really would love to see is a return of the US Airlines to IST. DL272/273 was a suspension in 2016, hopefully to return soon if these numbers are coming back up!

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by Flightguy123
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Start Adding Scimitars To 73G Fleet.
Replies: 38
Views: 8420

Re: WN To Start Adding Scimitars To 73G Fleet.

Here's the first one. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/32508323701 That wasn't the first. Where did you get that incorrect info? 969 has been flying with scimitars for months! He is right, 555LV isn't the first. N969 went to PAE on December 3rd I think from SEA to get it done. It hasn't ...

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by Flightguy123
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sea-Tac gates
Replies: 33
Views: 5178

Re: Sea-Tac gates

6. Outside of B4 being too small for anything other than a CRJ or E175, I think there might be a plan but the times I've flown into there I've had so many gate changes that I don't announce the arrival gate to passengers anymore until we are on the ground and I know it's clear. Does DL use remote b...

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