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by AirKevin
Tue May 17, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 106; IAD to MUC
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: UA 106; IAD to MUC

Considering this flight has been operated by the ex-Continental 777s, which have General Electric engines, I'm guessing probably not. Keep in mind the grounding was over a year ago, so by now, they would have adjusted their schedules accordingly.

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by AirKevin
Sun May 15, 2022 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 540
Views: 31297

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Electric Hummer or Jeep.

And where would you charge such a vehicle in the middle of the woods, short of them building charging stations in the middle of nowhere.

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by AirKevin
Fri May 13, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX 10 Uncertainty Potentially holding up 16 billion dollars worth of Sales
Replies: 115
Views: 23228

Re: 737 MAX 10 Uncertainty Potentially holding up 16 billion dollars worth of Sales

Better yet let Boeing actually make a new airframe instead of recycling a 60 year old airplane that is antiquated and has a questionable past. If they want to offer a 737-MAX F just make it a separate type rating and call it a day. I'm all for retiring the 737 manufacturing; but the reality is that...

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by AirKevin
Fri May 13, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 540
Views: 31297

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Go buy a Prius plug in and stop supporting oil companies. You can laugh at the oil companies as you charge your ride from your roof top solar panels. Seriously.

Ever try to go off-roading in a Prius.

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by AirKevin
Fri May 13, 2022 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8548

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

Licenses have been revoked https://thehill.com/news/3486186-faa-revokes-licenses-of-pilots-in-failed-red-bull-plane-swap/amp/ What is the mode of actual enforcement if licenses get revoked? It’s not like you get pulled over in the sky for a cop to run your details. What really stops these guys from...

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by AirKevin
Fri May 13, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window
Replies: 35
Views: 8482

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

BoeingG wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
DL_Mech wrote:
It cannot.

Copy. So moving the jetway wouldn't work anyway since you obviously can't move it to the right side of the plane.

Then commandeer a catering vehicle.

From where. I don't know that the airlines own catering trucks like they do ground equipment.

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by AirKevin
Fri May 13, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window
Replies: 35
Views: 8482

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

I would have shut the cabin door and moved the jetway over instead of crawling off a belt loader. But can the Captain's window be opened from outside. Somebody said the First Officer's window could be, no mention of the Captain's window. It cannot. Copy. So moving the jetway wouldn't work anyway si...

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by AirKevin
Thu May 12, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window
Replies: 35
Views: 8482

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

I would have shut the cabin door and moved the jetway over instead of crawling off a belt loader. But can the Captain's window be opened from outside. Somebody said the First Officer's window could be, no mention of the Captain's window. Additionally, you'd have to make sure the jetway didn't hit t...

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by AirKevin
Mon May 09, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 12945

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

https://www.reddit.com/r/PublicFreakout/comments/ukli2l/racist_piece_of_subhuman_shit_gets_what_he/ This reddit thread has a video that was filmed just prior to the fight that provides some context for the beating that occurred. It looks like the guy who got beat up by several men provoked it. Yes,...

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by AirKevin
Mon May 09, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM Engine High Oil Consumption
Replies: 28
Views: 3071

Re: CFM Engine High Oil Consumption

DL_Mech wrote:
If the truck was not available, you could climb inside the tailcone and open up the “patio.”

That looks really falloffable.

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by AirKevin
Sun May 08, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What kind of problems have you experienced with baggage claim?
Replies: 19
Views: 1530

Re: What kind of problems have you experienced with baggage claim?

Man where to start. Once at an airline in IAH the inbound aircraft sat at a gate for over an hour because the jetbridge wouldn't work, meanwhile the ramp unloaded half the plane. It was closed back up and towed to another gate. A bunch of customers came to me and my partner asking where their bags ...

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by AirKevin
Sun May 08, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP
Replies: 54
Views: 14511

Re: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP

More to the point, the hours aren’t nearly as relevant as you think. There are just as many - if not more - examples of bad airmanship causing incidents in the USA as in Europe. Just read the reports of Colgan 3407, Pinnacle 3701, Atlas 3591 etc etc. In each of those you have experienced pilots dis...

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by AirKevin
Sun May 08, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified
Replies: 37
Views: 9288

Re: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified

They wouldn't have needed to. Just send a relief pilot over on the next flight to JFK as a passenger. The crew would have have to rest to do the return anyway, VS might have had a relief pilot in New York anyway. As non-pilot this more sounds like a bit of face saving by the captain as shouldn't he...

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by AirKevin
Sat May 07, 2022 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified
Replies: 37
Views: 9288

Re: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified

If the pilot was qualified then this wasn't really a safety issue. Since they'd have to land anyway wouldn't it make sense just to continue to New York and sort things out there? So you cancel one of the return flights then? They wouldn't have needed to. Just send a relief pilot over on the next fl...

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by AirKevin
Sat May 07, 2022 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13574

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

Which means that airlines have a shortage of pilots. It may be a shortage of their own making but it's a shortage none the less. I still disagree, a shortage to me means they tried to recruit these pilots 12-18 months ago and were unable to fill vacancies. In reality these airlines made business de...

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by AirKevin
Sat May 07, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What kind of problems have you experienced with baggage claim?
Replies: 19
Views: 1530

Re: What kind of problems have you experienced with baggage claim?

Man where to start. Once at an airline in IAH the inbound aircraft sat at a gate for over an hour because the jetbridge wouldn't work, meanwhile the ramp unloaded half the plane. It was closed back up and towed to another gate. A bunch of customers came to me and my partner asking where their bags ...

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by AirKevin
Thu May 05, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified
Replies: 37
Views: 9288

Re: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified

Metchalus wrote:
If the pilot was qualified then this wasn't really a safety issue.
Since they'd have to land anyway wouldn't it make sense just to continue to New York and sort things out there?

So you cancel one of the return flights then?

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by AirKevin
Thu May 05, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified
Replies: 37
Views: 9288

Re: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified

Vicenza wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
What would have happened if they had reached the point where turning around was no longer possible once they found out.


Fly on....what else would they do?

Divert? I don't know. If I knew, I wouldn't be asking, now would I.

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by AirKevin
Thu May 05, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified
Replies: 37
Views: 9288

Re: Virgin flight returns to LHR after FO found to be insufficiently qualified

What would have happened if they had reached the point where turning around was no longer possible once they found out.

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by AirKevin
Thu May 05, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil´s Itapemirim suspends operations
Replies: 27
Views: 7329

Re: Brazil´s Itapemirim suspends operations

dcajet wrote:
PS-TCS & PS-MGF, 2 A320s operated by Itapemirim have left Brazl for storage at Blytheville, AK.

I assume you mean Blytheville, AR (Arkansas) and not Blytheville, AK (Alaska). There is no Blytheville in Alaska.

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by AirKevin
Thu May 05, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13574

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

The pilots. There aren’t reliefs pilots on 5-6 hour flights No reason there could not be one. I'm guessing cost and finding available pilots. If they're already struggling now to get pilots for their flights under their current flight schedules, adding relief pilots to flights that short would make...

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by AirKevin
Thu May 05, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13574

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

But trains can easily pull into a station for a crew change, and I assume commuter trains aren't continuously running routes that are long enough to where this could be an issue. A plane can't just pull over at the nearest cloud for crew break. What do you do for a flight going from SFO to Hawaii o...

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by AirKevin
Thu May 05, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13574

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

But trains can easily pull into a station for a crew change, and I assume commuter trains aren't continuously running routes that are long enough to where this could be an issue. A plane can't just pull over at the nearest cloud for crew break. What do you do for a flight going from SFO to Hawaii o...

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by AirKevin
Thu May 05, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13574

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

Frankly, I see this as legal… It applies to California-BASED flight crews, which means the place of employment is in California. That makes them subject to California employment rules, good or bad…. Out-of-Base rules vary greatly by carrier and contract, but could California extend this to them as ...

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by AirKevin
Thu May 05, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM Engine High Oil Consumption
Replies: 28
Views: 3071

Re: CFM Engine High Oil Consumption

I get that part, I guess I'm not understanding how an entry of 0 pints added didn't raise any red flags. Or is it possible to service the oil without adding any.

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by AirKevin
Wed May 04, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews
Replies: 92
Views: 13574

Re: California Mandatory Rest for Flight Crews

I can imagine it now. Plane makes an emergency and is on fire. Oops. Can't evacuate because it's mandatory break time.

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by AirKevin
Wed May 04, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM Engine High Oil Consumption
Replies: 28
Views: 3071

Re: CFM Engine High Oil Consumption

We once had a European outstation “service” the oils on a CF6. They wrote 0 pints of oil uplifted in the logbook. It became obvious that they did not service oils to full once the plane got back to base. I'm a bit befuddled. Wouldn't the logbook entry of 0 pints make it obvious, or am I missing a t...

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by AirKevin
Tue May 03, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: You never fly out of airport but been visited airport
Replies: 17
Views: 2382

Re: You never fly out of airport but been visited airport

Hello everyone, I have a few flights I want to trace however have to look at my old passport to track the dates. However here is one I want to trace. AF006 26/10/2011. It was an A380 but never got the tail number. Wrong thread. You want this one. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&am...

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by AirKevin
Mon May 02, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152882

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Somehow, conveniently, B6 keeps forgetting to mention that DoJ is suing them and AA (AMR) to stop the NEA. And at the same time, the NEA is part of this "superior" offer. Who's the Counsel for B6? https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-sues-block-unprecedented-domestic-alliance...

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by AirKevin
Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited
Replies: 92
Views: 5170

Re: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited

In the United States: Europe: FRA (LH LAX-FRA-STG) Did you really go to an Alaskan island from Los Angeles via Frankfurt? :lol: Good grief, I did it again...I think my fingers are getting too fat for the keyboard anymore. Like Homer Simpson, gaining extra weight so he can work from home on disabili...

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by AirKevin
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 3033

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

AABusDrvr wrote:
None of my wide body, long haul friends bother to keep a log book anymore. I haven't kept one for a very long time either, as a narrow body lifer.

Why is that. Is that even legal.

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by AirKevin
Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 55
Views: 15466

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

Hard to compare the two. The YouTuber intentionally bailed with no plan to recover the aircraft. He was out to create a plane crash video. Not having the FAA’s OK is a problem in itself, but the Red Bull stunt didn’t set out to crash any aircraft. Two planes set off with two pilots, the stunt being...

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by AirKevin
Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)
Replies: 127
Views: 18305

Re: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Hawaiian could test the waters by adding a few prop jets now to see if people on the island and tourists vote with their feet.

I have to ask, what is a prop jet. I guess a turboprop with jet engines?

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by AirKevin
Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Throttle levers on 4+ engined aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 3553

Re: Throttle levers on 4+ engined aircraft

As an FO on 747-200s for many years, when it was my leg, I'd set the power for T/O to the precomputed T/O EPR setting. Then the FE (SO) would fine tune them with the lever extension on the back of the thrust levers. Then I'd take my hand off the levers and the CPT would place his right hand just af...

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by AirKevin
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...
Replies: 22
Views: 1988

Re: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...

Follow up, folks who take thier shoes off at work.... why do you think we want to see and smell you gnarly toes? I take my shoes off in the office because I live in my office, so I definitely won't keep my shoes on when I'm in the back sleeping. Of course, I have my shoes on when I'm driving. That ...

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by AirKevin
Sun Apr 24, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)
Replies: 127
Views: 18305

Re: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)

Why would Embraer’s large prop not be suitable for the market? You're going to use props to compete with Southwest's 737s? Capacity would be lower but with a service that seems to work on frequency, that can be handled. Would there be any other problem ? Speed. Don't think you could fly as fast wit...

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by AirKevin
Sun Apr 24, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 with extensive wing paint peel?
Replies: 35
Views: 7267

Re: 787 with extensive wing paint peel?

I believe the correct term is speed tape.

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by AirKevin
Sun Apr 24, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?
Replies: 43
Views: 2540

Re: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?

Ah 5th freedoms, more dependable than constitutional freedoms. As usual, probably forgetting some-- SQ LAX-NRT-LAX (my first ever 5th freedom) UL BKK-HKG UL BKK-PEK ON Kiribati TRW- Majuro MAJ /but only visited Majuro:(/ DL NRT-PEK-NRT NW NRT-HKG-NRT EK HKG-BKK-HKG EK BKK-SYD-AKL GF HKG-BKK SQ JFK-...

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by AirKevin
Sun Apr 24, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is something actually beeing done about the howling issue on A220 and E2s?
Replies: 24
Views: 3956

Re: Is something actually beeing done about the howling issue on A220 and E2s?

This howling goes back to the PW4090 series. For anyone who loves jet engines, I can't find a single point of complaint. It is a real pity the PW4098 never worked out, cause that whole 4090 series is the best sounding engine family in turbofans ever. Love riding a United PW 777 and listening to tha...

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by AirKevin
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)
Replies: 127
Views: 18305

Re: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)

Prost wrote:
Why would Embraer’s large prop not be suitable for the market?

You're going to use props to compete with Southwest's 737s?

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by AirKevin
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong moves closer to opening third runway
Replies: 22
Views: 5583

Re: Hong Kong moves closer to opening third runway

zeke wrote:
New rapid exits, taxiways, lights etc to meet the new design, I also understand they plan educate and repaint before reopening each runway

What do you mean by educate. Didn't know they needed to teach the runway things.

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by AirKevin
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong moves closer to opening third runway
Replies: 22
Views: 5583

Re: Hong Kong moves closer to opening third runway

Aren’t they closing one of the other runways for maintenance? So it will still be a two runway airport for a while. Yes the plan is to operate 2 runways for years to come (5-6 years), each of the existing runways will be closed for extended period of time for reconfiguration Curious as to what you ...

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by AirKevin
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?
Replies: 43
Views: 2540

Re: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?

NRT-TPE and back on board NW21/UA881 and NW22/UA882 respectively.

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by AirKevin
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have flown through exactly once
Replies: 32
Views: 2132

Re: Airports you have flown through exactly once

PlymSpotter wrote:
I class a take off as one movement and landing as another, so connecting in an airport would count as two 'flights' for me.

It would count as two flights, but only one trip to that airport unless you left the airport and came back.

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by AirKevin
Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 82
Views: 5275

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

Wizz Air UK, LTN-PRN Wizz Air, WAW-NYO Wideroe, BGO-LPL, into OSL on FR and back with Wideroe to log the E2-190 I don't think either of these count since by definition, you flew both airlines twice. I don't know, Wizz Air and Wizz Air UK are different airlines and not a regional airline - both are ...

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by AirKevin
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert
Replies: 55
Views: 12639

Re: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert

eal46859 wrote:
It seeems, as it is almost new...it could be turned into a freighter, no?

It would have to be flight tested and certified, so I don't think the cost is justified for doing that for just one plane.

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by AirKevin
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have flown through exactly once
Replies: 32
Views: 2132

Re: Airports you have flown through exactly once

Flew into LAS and KIX. Flew out of LAX and SEA. Connected in SLC, SFO, and IAH.

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by AirKevin
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 82
Views: 5275

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

classicjets wrote:
Wizz Air UK, LTN-PRN
Wizz Air, WAW-NYO
Wideroe, BGO-LPL, into OSL on FR and back with Wideroe to log the E2-190

I don't think either of these count since by definition, you flew both airlines twice.

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