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by AtomicGarden
Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG to be temporarily renamed
Replies: 24
Views: 9305

Re: CDG to be temporarily renamed

It's just the mkt department, bear with them! I thought it was about some feminist, woke nonsense. I am glad it's about disability awareness, no matter how silly or insufficient some people think it is. vI have several coworkers with family with DS and it's heartwarming the love and devotion they ha...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are today's flight times longer than 25 years ago?
Replies: 71
Views: 10517

Re: Why are today's flight times longer than 25 years ago?

Extending the block time generally works, until you encounter no departure delay and land at ORD 40 minutes early and get to enjoy the penalty box until your gate is open. We jokingly refer to this amongst my wife and friends as the “earlylate,”. You might think you’re fancy, arriving in ORD 40 min...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)
Replies: 98
Views: 16082

Re: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)

Didn't know this existed. I thought all crews, including in the US, just went ahead and skipped the queue, which IMO is the worst part of security checks. Maybe it's time we put an end to the no shoes/no belt/laptop out of the bag/no liquids/etc. That'd make lines go faster.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56684

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Eh, Perú IS a 3rd WC, as in "developing nation" to appease the PC crowd (mind you, I believe the first two worlds were the western and eastern blocs during Cold War). I Wouldn't go so far as to call the govt. authoritarian like Venezuela or Russia or even the very much European Hungary. T...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56684

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Oh for Christ sake….this is the most moronic action I’ve seen from the authorities of a country in decades…every single piece of information so far is pointing to CORPAC and LAP, and their lack of communication as the main reason of this accident, but the authorities put the pilots ( also victims o...

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56684

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Video from onboard; https://twitter.com/aviationbrk/status/1593943765596901377?s=46&t=ucYHDjVhKfvXp9vcvo_G7A Wow, no yelling at all. That would have been absolutely terrifying for anyone looking out the window at the very least. https://twitter.com/flysicardi/status/1593993240734203905?t=k2KBlB...

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rescue Dog flight crash lands on golf course near Waukesha,Wi
Replies: 21
Views: 4995

Re: Rescue Dog flight crash lands on golf course near Waukesha,Wi

Talk about a RUFF landing. Or, did the pilot land it in the rough? I'll show myself out now. I caninemagine how scared the poochs must've been I follow a guy in IG, @pilotjulianj, glad it wasn't him and all the dogs are fine. Yeah I'm one of those who could probably cope more with humans in pain ra...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT fines 6 airlines (AI, AM, AV, F9, LY, TP) $7.25mil and requires them to refund over $600mil to consumers
Replies: 19
Views: 4915

Re: DOT fines 6 airlines (AI, AM, AV, F9, LY, TP) $7.25mil and requires them to refund over $600mil to consumers

While its great airlines are being called on the carpet by the DOT, the airlines by purposefully dragging their feet and ignoring their legal obligations received large free loans from consumers for merely the cost of these smallish fines. Do they have to refund it all at once? or are they allowed ...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10388
Views: 772434

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

So, as a starter, I expect the US will finally provide long range weapons now. Which should have done a long time ago with the condition they be used against military and strategic targets only.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10388
Views: 772434

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Sounds like a Tom Clancy novel/Netflix movie; except it would be the Chinese! in association to a secret cabal of CIA rogue agents led by the VPOTUS in the pockets of major weapons providers.

I like spy shows but they can be a tad formulaic.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5186

Re: The death of the manual transmission

ACDC8 wrote:
AtomicGarden wrote:
a major asshole

Insert Spaceballs reference here :rotfl:


He probably didn't make it to major, so I'll degrade him to petty excuse for an officer :lol:

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Nov 10, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5186

Re: The death of the manual transmission

I'm fairly surprised for the love of manuals -- specially from US posters. I cannot wait to change my car and buy an automatic, as traffic jams are common here, and my GF barely drives it (even though it's actually hers!). Also last week I was cut off by a major asshole and I was so angry I mis-shif...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Nov 04, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best-looking widebodies
Replies: 37
Views: 4164

Re: Best-looking widebodies

13) A300. Again, meh. Nothing all that unique or special about its aesthetics. I think it's unfair to call the A300 generic, as it was the first of its kind. In any case what followed it is more generic (A330, 777). OK, that's a good point. The A300 was indeed quite revolutionary back then. However...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Nov 03, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The deep South America thread (ARG/CL/PY/UY)
Replies: 92
Views: 11873

Re: The deep South America thread (ARG/CL/PY/UY)

Much of AR's E90 fleet is on the ground (1/3rd last I heard), getting E2's seems pointless and only serving politically (after last sunday of course). More MAXes is the sound choice, as well as A330NEOs.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Nov 01, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10388
Views: 772434

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js2yJVLhwoM


I know they can't do much, but what the hell is a lone tank doing in the open? no formation, no infantry support. Really obvious how bad the Russians are doing, from Mad Vlad to poor conscript Ivan in the front
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GDB wrote:
T-72 gets hit by a SMART 155 round;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js2yJVLhwoM


I know they can't do much, but what the hell is a lone tank doing in the open? no formation, no infantry support. Really obvious how bad the Russians are doing, from Mad Vlad to poor conscript Ivan in the front

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Oct 31, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best-looking widebodies
Replies: 37
Views: 4164

Re: Best-looking widebodies

BoeingERJ1000 wrote:
13) A300. Again, meh. Nothing all that unique or special about its aesthetics.


I think it's unfair to call the A300 generic, as it was the first of its kind. In any case what followed it is more generic (A330, 777).

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Oct 25, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving habits of US citizens
Replies: 100
Views: 4310

Re: Driving habits of US citizens

A few years aback I did some nice driving in TX between the major cities (HOU, DAL, AUS, SAT) and I couldn't believe all the passing cars where the max was 75. So I sped up to 100 mph (I still believe I wasn't on metric mode) and I was slower than many other cars. Not a single ticket in my car renta...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Oct 24, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10388
Views: 772434

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/63375678
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I saw the pic of the Yeysk Su-34 with the pilot falling down in his chute and thought it might be fake, but here's the video. He waited until the last second to eject

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/63375678

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Oct 21, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: United Airlines nears order for over 100 787s - Bloomberg News
Replies: 648
Views: 175338

Re: United Airlines nears order for over 100 widebody jets - Bloomberg News

The passenger in me wants United to order the A350 in order to make their long-haul routes less miserable than their current 10-abreast economy on 777s and 9-abreast economy on 787s, but the aviation analyst in me says that it probably won't happen, as they don't have pilot or engine commonality wi...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Oct 21, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last A340-200 in commercial service apparently being parted out
Replies: 7
Views: 3067

Re: Last A340-200 in commercial service apparently being parted out

Must be at Top 5 of most hated models by A.net :bouncy:

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Oct 21, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amelia E145 runway over run at ORY
Replies: 12
Views: 2128

Re: Amelia E145 runway over run at ORY

Replacing shoes sounds like a cheap settlement for the airline

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Oct 19, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10388
Views: 772434

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

If Russians are all about power and control, I don't think a retreating army can be painted nice for the leader. Not to mention the thousands of returning beaten and worn and wounded troops. Not even his propaganda machine can cover that enough.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Oct 18, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk ~ Twitter ~ SpaceX ~ Tesla ~ Starlink ~ Optimus
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: Elon Musk ~ Twitter ~ SpaceX ~ Tesla ~ Starlink ~ Optimus

From a marketing/consumer point of view, what a terrible name X is. It should be at least easily googleable (yay newspeak). A stand alone letter is not.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Oct 18, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ex-UK pilots lured to help Chinese military- BBC
Replies: 24
Views: 2838

Re: Ex-UK pilots lured to help Chinese military- BBC

As long as they only provide training and not intel info (which should be obsolete by now), good luck trying to prosecute them...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Oct 17, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10388
Views: 772434

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Anyone using The Sun as a source for a news story cannot be considered a journalist. :shakehead: It's almost like News Corp is acting as a propaganda outlet for Putin, spreading doom and scare tactics to encourage the west to back away from supporting Ukraine. Really? I thought it was the other way...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Oct 14, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The deep South America thread (ARG/CL/PY/UY)
Replies: 92
Views: 11873

Re: The deep South America thread (ARG/CL/PY/UY)

I am wondering if the expansion at AEP, mostly ramp space which could accomodate widebodies, means long haul operations for next year or so. Sadly the terminal is tiny at best, for the current volume of operations for domestic flights. International cannot be better, methinks. I doubt any work coul...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Oct 13, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The deep South America thread (ARG/CL/PY/UY)
Replies: 92
Views: 11873

Re: The deep South America thread (ARG/CL/PY/UY)

I am wondering if the expansion at AEP, mostly ramp space which could accomodate widebodies, means long haul operations for next year or so. Sadly the terminal is tiny at best, for the current volume of operations for domestic flights. International cannot be better, methinks.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Sep 13, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Moldova to restore flights to Russia
Replies: 19
Views: 6027

Re: Air Moldova to restore flights to Russia

I can't see that move helping their EU membership process. They were never going to be part of the EU as long as they have unresolved territorial issues. Moldova was granted EU candidate status on 23rd June this year, so your comment isn't exactly as definitive as you propose Right. I know that's a...

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Sep 11, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10388
Views: 772434

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Izyum: Abandoned heavy equipment parked everywhere. Many SPGs (152 mm MST S). https://www.reddit.com/r/UkraineWarVideoReport/comments/xb415q/uaf_troops_drive_through_izyum_several_abandoned/ According news, 10.000 soldiers shall be trapped south and west of Izyum and trying to get an agreement with...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12791

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

I was in the UK just before the jubilee this year... I was pleasantly surprised of how loved she was. I can see why.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.
Replies: 169
Views: 23788

Re: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.

I used to travel by air at least once a month for a period in my career. With zoom now, most of those meetings could have been handled with no travel. The funny thing is that they could have been so prior to COVID as well. Zoom, WebEx, Teams, etc have been around and available, but not used as much...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 26, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10388
Views: 772434

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

So next...barracks of regular Russian units...when the rest is done? They should have targeted them before. I find it harda to believe that it is possible to engage in a full conventional war with only special forces/specialized troops. Conventional grunts will take care of logistics, for instance....

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GDB wrote:
T-90 development and it's less than stellar performance in Ukraine;
https://www.businessinsider.com/russian ... ?r=US&IR=T


No mention of the pop up turret? :D

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 26, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10388
Views: 772434

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

What would be the next weapon 'escalaton' by NATO? first it was Javelins and NLAWs, then Caesars and PZH, then HIMARS, now HARMS? what follows? F-16s?

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 24, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked bags in US airlines - domestic
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Re: Checked bags in US airlines - domestic

The point of higher fare classes in Y is better boarding and better flexibility (ie refundable). Buying a higher fare to just have a free bag or reduced checked bag fee doesn’t really make sense…you would still be paying for the bag the cost would just be wrapped into fare cost. F (and Y if part of...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 24, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked bags in US airlines - domestic
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Re: Checked bags in US airlines - domestic

The point of higher fare classes in Y is better boarding and better flexibility (ie refundable). Buying a higher fare to just have a free bag or reduced checked bag fee doesn’t really make sense…you would still be paying for the bag the cost would just be wrapped into fare cost. F (and Y if part of...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 24, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10388
Views: 772434

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I think she was a valid target, though probably would have been better to terminate her father. Putin's nationalist intelligentsia is far from innocent.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Aug 23, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked bags in US airlines - domestic
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Checked bags in US airlines - domestic

So, sorry in advance if this is old news, but I made a search on the forum and found nothing. I was browsing a domestic flight just for fun (for the moment), NYC-FLL. I did a search with DL, UA, B6 and AA. And none of them had a fare in coach which included a checked bag. I find that extremely odd. ...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Aug 22, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10388
Views: 772434

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

They named her -Natalia Vovk. She got away to Estonia. She should beware of men with pointed umbrellas. And very conveniently carried an ID which listed her as an Azov Battalion operative. And all that with her 10-12 yr old daughter in tow! I mean there's a whole movie series there. There's more. S...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore’s Changi new mega terminal 5
Replies: 33
Views: 8724

Re: Singapore’s Changi new mega terminal 5

flee wrote:
AtomicGarden wrote:
OK who dropped the deck of cards on the roof of the airport?

Aren't they artistic looking solar panels?


I thought that too, but it's not mentioned on that link. Would look weird anyway, but it'd be justifiable at least.

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Aug 21, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore’s Changi new mega terminal 5
Replies: 33
Views: 8724

Re: Singapore’s Changi new mega terminal 5

OK who dropped the deck of cards on the roof of the airport?

shamrock321 wrote:
Looks like a load of post its…


I keep reading your comment like if there was an H missing at the end

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Aug 21, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have courage
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Have courage

In Argentina we may say "que te sea leve" which would mean "I hope you have a light day" in opposition to a rough one. Usually when your work day is still not over or you still gotta do weekends (which we do in my company) That's much better. Aren't there countries where there a...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have courage
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Have courage

In Argentina we may say "que te sea leve" which would mean "I hope you have a light day" in opposition to a rough one. Usually when your work day is still not over or you still gotta do weekends (which we do in my company)

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that
Replies: 141
Views: 17451

Re: Airline seats too small? The FAA may soon change that

I am not a tall guy, I'm Tom Cruise-length wise, but not fat either. I recently flew BA domestic and - good lord, those were the most uncomfotable and miserable coach seats I've ever travelled on. Probably 29 inches pitch? I always check prices on business class (onother flight with them was OK up f...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2022 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 59817

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2022 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread

The simple reality is, most people will put up with just about anything if it makes the fare, say $/€/£100 cheaper. If you personally don't like that, then there's always premium economy. Well, I am always willing to pay some more bucks for better service, but the difference between Y and PE is som...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR Subbing A332 on USH-AEP?
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: AR Subbing A332 on USH-AEP?

I think there was a last minute schedule change. It was suppossed to operate with a 738 and land at AEP, but was replaced by a A330 to EZE. I am no pilot but with the relatively recent upgrades to the runway, AEP could have an A330 landing, but the terminal is a freakin' mess already (work has begun...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 62
Views: 4207

Re: Dominoes Pizza

I tried it once in NY a few years ago and it wasn't worth it. I prefer Sbarro's (and my gf loves them) and even Pizza Hut. But then again, is US style pizza really a pizza? I don't like US style pizza.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions on Running Out of Plane Registration Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 6184

Re: Questions on Running Out of Plane Registration Numbers

In Argentina we are on LV-Kxx and I think by the time we reach M we'll have gone around the alphabet (LV-MLO was a 742 from AR, the "malo" or "evil/cursed one") so by year's end I might have an answer! I'd say we'll go from LV to L something if other combinations are not taken.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines changes family's flight to another country, asks them to pay $30K, passenger says
Replies: 61
Views: 12923

Re: American Airlines changes family's flight to another country, asks them to pay $30K, passenger says

This is the exact reason EVERYONE needs to use a travel agent for ANY international trip. We would have seen the schedule change when it happened and would have rebooked you to new flights or refunded the tickets and rebooked to another airline. Anything can and may go wrong when traveling these da...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 13, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines changes family's flight to another country, asks them to pay $30K, passenger says
Replies: 61
Views: 12923

Re: American Airlines changes family's flight to another country, asks them to pay $30K, passenger says

I cannot understand how they would charge the passengers to be rebooked on another AA flight after the airline made the screw up.

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