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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 34453

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Did they have any available to be able to run those flights? It's one thing if they did, it's an entirely different situation if they didn't. That is entirely an internal commercial decision. That wasn't what I asked. I asked if they had any 777-200ERs or 787s available to run those flights. If the...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7780

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

DocLightning wrote:
m007j wrote:
No chance in HELL they're giving that guy one of the blue suits, especially not with pilot's wings on it.

My apologies, I thought it was slang for a business suit

I almost spit my soda out at my TV and laptop reading this.

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 34453

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

zeke wrote:
They had the option of using a 787, 77E (which both fly longer routes than EWR-BOM),

Did they have any available to be able to run those flights? It's one thing if they did, it's an entirely different situation if they didn't.

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: pax uses feet to operate in-flight screen
Replies: 16
Views: 2242

Re: pax uses feet to operate in-flight screen

oldannyboy wrote:
Oh boy, I have to say, I hate it when I see strangers sitting next to me removing their shoes and socks... the smell is generally far from pleasant....

So what happens if somebody isn't wearing socks. I keep my shoes on, but if I'm wearing sandals, I wasn't wearing socks in the first place.

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main reasons why long range planes are often used on rather short to medium routes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1545

Re: Main reasons why long range planes are often used on rather short to medium routes?

Off the top of my head, only things I can think of are capacity, fleet utilization, aircraft re-positioning, ferry to a maintenance base, crew familiarization for a new type. :bigthumbsup: what about reserve replacement aircraft, cargo opportunities & evacuation flights, from the top of my head...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much are these commercial landing fees?
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: How much are these commercial landing fees?

Never heard of take-off fees.

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main reasons why long range planes are often used on rather short to medium routes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1545

Re: Main reasons why long range planes are often used on rather short to medium routes?

Off the top of my head, only things I can think of are capacity, fleet utilization, aircraft re-positioning, ferry to a maintenance base, crew familiarization for a new type.

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A day that will live...somewhere
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: A day that will live...somewhere

See, last May I flew BOS-MSP and was all late and stuff (gross), and was advised by the more sanctimonious yes SANCTIMONIOUS a.netters here that I am to arrive at the airport fully two yes TWO hours before my flight. I thought that rule was for international flights. I always thought that it was th...

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by AirKevin
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22910

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

As an American what are trains? Some mode of transportation on a set of tracks that is only reliable if you're making a commute to or from work. For longer distance travel, good luck with reliable service. The train may depart on time, but by the 12th hour into the 20-hour trip, it'll be three hour...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13460

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

evank516 wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
evank516 wrote:
By going to the bar

And what about the non-smokers and non-drinkers. :duck:

You mean .0001% of the population?? :lol:

Side note: I don't smoke, nor do I drink. I do a lot of driving around, given my job,so drinking isn't an option.

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by AirKevin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13460

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Im not a smoker, but this is a shame. The smoking lounges were a good escape for many. Smoking helps calm nerves and whatnot and the rooms didn't seem to cause others any problems.... Then, how did us non-smokers learn to have calm nerves? By going to the bar And what about the non-smokers and non-...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22910

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Train travel is much more convenient up to a 3 hour trip maybe even 4. You go from city centre to city centre , the process is a lot more relaxed, no hassle with security, waiting around terminals, lining up to check in, security, board flights, waiting for any bags, transport into and from city ce...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris cancels ABQ-CUU Flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2344

Re: Volaris cancels ABQ-CUU Flights

Venatt wrote:
I you read the two articles in Spanish it says Dólares, so yes Dollars

Slight problem, I can't read Spanish, so the two Spanish articles don't help. As soon as I saw the first one in Spanish, I immediately exited out of it.

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 738 Designations
Replies: 15
Views: 2530

Re: United 738 Designations

Not sure how many have sky interior but it’s very few. UA 737s are badly in need of a refresh with Boeing Space Bins and Sky interior, and better WiFi! Better Wi-Fi is one thing, but can a 737 even be retrofitted with the Sky Interior? I didn't think it was possible, but maybe I'm wrong. I don't kn...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 2147

Re: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another

Atlanta to Indianapolis and vice versa could cross the Central time zone. I flew Cincinnati-Atlanta a few years ago that spent probably half the flight in the Central Time Zone. We flew all the way down to Louisville before turning left for Atlanta. Could be the case with quite a few cities to Atla...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 738 Designations
Replies: 15
Views: 2530

Re: United 738 Designations

How many of the -800s have the sky interior? I believe UA switched their MAX order from the -8 to the -9 right? I’d imagine most of the -800s have a good decade before a replacement is due? Not sure how many have sky interior but it’s very few. UA 737s are badly in need of a refresh with Boeing Spa...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?
Replies: 32
Views: 5294

Re: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?

Another question could be when the 787 rate is eventually reduced to single digit monthly production, will Boeing move all 787 production to a single factory? And if so, would we see all 787 production moved to SC? Or, perhaps the future 797 takes over the Charleston plant and Everett keeps their 7...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.
Replies: 8
Views: 1865

Re: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.

Better start grounding them. :duck: In all seriousness, I wonder how many 727s are even still flying.

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by AirKevin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline question, Am I protected if I book 2 separate tickets on different airlines via a city!?
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: Airline question, Am I protected if I book 2 separate tickets on different airlines via a city!?

wv399 wrote:
If you have luggage, it will also be checked to the final destination, with one PNR.

Not necessarily. The outbound wouldn't be an issue, but with the return flight, you'd have to clear US customs at the first port of entry, so you'd have to claim your bag, then re-check it.

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by AirKevin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?

SJCMSP wrote:
Not nearly the same size fleet, but I've flown on 12 of DL's 16 757-300s. Missing N581NW, N582NW, N585NW and N592NW.

You'd be a bit hard pressed to find an airline with a fleet of 40 757-300s when only 55 were built.

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by AirKevin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 6900

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

That 3rd picture is terrifying. Last second of most of their lives. Nobody on board survived. I did know that, but I'm not sure if everyone died immediately on impact. I'd be surprised if anybody managed to still survive on impact given the speed and angle that the plane hit the ground along with t...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 33
Views: 6318

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

spinotter wrote:
Plus we should all center our lives close to where we live, and not move around so such. Then all journeys could be made by bicycle and foot.

So in other words, I should quit my job? Got it. By the way, I drive a truck for a living.

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 6900

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

N292UX wrote:
That 3rd picture is terrifying. Last second of most of their lives.

Nobody on board survived.

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In flight magazines and headphones on board
Replies: 14
Views: 2309

Re: In flight magazines and headphones on board

U.S. cars still have cigarette lighters with just 14% of adults smoking. It's an (un-) common sense installation. Just in case someone is smoking in the car (or on the plane), you have a way to dispose of cig. BMB.. he's talking about the lighter (now labelled 12v power outlet), not the ashtray. Ac...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 2147

Re: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another

Atlanta to Indianapolis and vice versa could cross the Central time zone.

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by AirKevin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet buzzsaw noise
Replies: 17
Views: 1751

Re: Jet buzzsaw noise

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Maybe this helps.

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by AirKevin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International gate 'slotting'
Replies: 34
Views: 5774

Re: EWR International gate 'slotting'

If growth is warranted then airlines can upguage aircraft. And if they're already operating their largest aircraft? UA isn't. Look at the average gauge at EWR vs. [email protected]. Kicking some destinations to IAD was just a tiny start, I know they aren't, I never said United specifically. Lufthansa, for ins...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International gate 'slotting'
Replies: 34
Views: 5774

Re: EWR International gate 'slotting'

ss31 wrote:
If growth is warranted then airlines can upguage aircraft.

And if they're already operating their largest aircraft?

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by AirKevin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2513

Re: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?

The original post was about the 777-200ER. Although you are correct that they ordered GE90s for the 777-300ER, I don't know if that's really a fair comparison because with the 777-300ER, your engine choices are take it or leave it. I always keep wondering, why didn't RR make an engine variant that ...

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by AirKevin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Odd patterns into JFK from West Coat (6/29)
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Odd patterns into JFK from West Coat (6/29)

In a lot of cases, airlines will just delay takeoff in cases like this, but maybe there was some reason why the pilots or dispatcher of your flight didn't want to do that this time. Maybe the weather was forecast to improve by now, but hasn't. The flight took off from Los Angeles, so I wonder if it...

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by AirKevin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Odd patterns into JFK from West Coat (6/29)
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Odd patterns into JFK from West Coat (6/29)

Front page on the Aviation Weather website shows thunderstorms right over Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.

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by AirKevin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is UA going to dehub GUM?
Replies: 11
Views: 1918

Re: Is UA going to dehub GUM?

any US originating pax must use UA to get to GUM due to cabotage. As a US Trust Territory the rule requires you fly a US airline on the originating transpacific leg, but you can connect to a foreign carrier for the continuation to GUM. Are we talking about specific US originating passengers or just...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did DL remove Winglets on some of their 757 fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 4675

Re: Why did DL remove Winglets on some of their 757 fleet?

No 757s were produced by Boeing with winglets. Yes, I'm aware of that. The question I responded to asked if the winglets were actually removed or if it was a plane that never had them installed in the first place. As you can see in the pictures I posted, N650DL started out without winglets, had the...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back
Replies: 23
Views: 3318

Re: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back

26point2 wrote:
Also, if no towing capabilities why would the flight crew/ground crew park the plane in a position that left no way to turn out under its own power.

Did the flight crew even know there was no towing capability?

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by AirKevin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14643

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

nine4nine wrote:
-Center taxiway between 24L/24R

That would be 25L/25R that has the parallel taxiway between them.

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by AirKevin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Re: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?

I have not. I was booking flights for September and made sure to stay away from it. Nothing against the plane, I just don't want to take the chance that if the grounding is prolonged, the flight gets cancelled.

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by AirKevin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 spaceflex differences
Replies: 7
Views: 3129

Re: A320 spaceflex differences

phllax wrote:
Another question. I was on a VX/AS spaceflex bird which had ADA capable lavs, with the wall between the 2 being able to open. The B6 Phase 1 bird I was on last week didn't.

So....what exactly is the question.

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by AirKevin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2513

Re: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?

British Airways initially ordered theirs with GE90s, then later ordered them with Trent 800s. And had to order more GE90 for their 777-300ER. The original post was about the 777-200ER. Although you are correct that they ordered GE90s for the 777-300ER, I don't know if that's really a fair compariso...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did DL remove Winglets on some of their 757 fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 4675

Re: Why did DL remove Winglets on some of their 757 fleet?

So its actually removed or just not installed? Looks like they were removed. See N650DL below, from left to right, in 2006, 2013, and 2017. 1018046,2468125,5376457 No 757s were produced by Boeing with winglets. Yes, I'm aware of that. The question I responded to asked if the winglets were actually ...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19147

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

As a Non-Rev college student, when I had to catch the Friday 6:30am flight to get from Austin to Dallas on Texas-OU weekend, I remember the plane taking off, and the next thing I remember is landing. I've had similar happen in the past. Given the 06:00 AM departure out of DSM, I got to the airport ...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2513

Re: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?

BA is the only airline that comes to mind that operates a mixed fleet of 777-200ERs with both GE and RR engines. Oh and btw UA also has 777-200ER's that are both powered by GE and PW. It inherited the GE 777's from CO.[/quote] Yes, but United never placed orders for both engines. British Airways in...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did DL remove Winglets on some of their 757 fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 4675

Re: Why did DL remove Winglets on some of their 757 fleet?

Armadillo1 wrote:
So its actually removed or just not installed?

Looks like they were removed. See N650DL below, from left to right, in 2006, 2013, and 2017.

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by AirKevin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2513

Re: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?

Korean Air, Japan Air, and ANA have Pratt & Whitney powered 777-300s. The rest all appear to be Rolls-Royce powered. Do keep in mind that only 60 of them were built.

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by AirKevin
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere
Replies: 11
Views: 4775

Re: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere

Related, AA flew from continental USA to Hawaii with a non-ETOPS plane (they found out halfway and decided to continue trip). Plane was ferried back to mainland https://airlinegeeks.com/2015/09/12/american-airlines-a321-flight-to-hawaii-without-etops/ Actually, they were more than halfway when they...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL delays introduction of A330-900neo to PVG, ICN, and NRT
Replies: 8
Views: 4363

Re: DL delays introduction of A330-900neo to PVG, ICN, and NRT

strfyr51 wrote:
LDRA wrote:
Lack of supplies? What does that even mean?

Lack of spare Parts? Seat covers? Spare Engines support Equipment? Could be quite a few things, Even up to and including Training... (though I might doubt it)

Lack of airplanes? :duck:

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by AirKevin
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels
Replies: 15
Views: 2879

Re: Freebird A320 hit by jetbridge at Brussels

I would not want to be the passengers sitting by the windows.

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by AirKevin
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking Strategy to Avoid Equipment Changes
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: Booking Strategy to Avoid Equipment Changes

Kind of hard to say. When I was flying United in December of 2010, I had booked my flights in August, and the flights got changed six times, ranging from equipment swap to schedule change, and even entire route changes. DSM to ORD to EWR turned into DSM to DEN to EWR as the DSM to ORD flight went fr...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21914

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Even if it had sold only 30 copies to CA, KL, CX, EK, SQ, it would have made sense to launch an A380 combi. I don't know whether it would have been more convenient to have the main deck configured for cargo or the top deck. Main deck for pax makes more sense but I don't know if the certifying autho...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5500

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

if a random guy offered me $1500 for a seat like that, I'd probably do it. If Cam Newton (or Tom Brady; ok, especially Tom Brady) did it, I'd think twice about it solely because I'm so tired of American celebrity culture, especially when it comes to athletes. Really? Ever heard of Cannes, or Cristi...

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