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by CarlosSi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 122
Views: 14111

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

What would constitute as "clean-sheet"? New fuselage? Re-wings and re-engines obviously don't cut it. As much as I'd like to see an a220-500, I have to wonder how much that would increase the TOW by, decrease its range (being unable to carry as much fuel), and what would be done to increas...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 102
Views: 9511

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

Mesa should've just played the victim and diverted to LAX every time. Surely there are a handful of passengers on board responsible for choosing to have such strict noise abatement ordinances, so the crew should be clear that landing at the airport of choice will not be possible because of decisions...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 25360

Re: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service

If the 778 is really that doomed (or any short variant like the a338 or a358) why bother making two variants ever if the only one that will actually sell will be the larger one? What if the base was the 779 and the stretch the 77J? Would the 779 be the “doomed” aircraft in this case? Doesn’t seem li...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 3042

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

I’m a soft guy.... also not very intimidating. Actually someone was occupying my seat once (it was a Mesa CR9). I forget exactly what I said (of course it wasn’t rash), but I ended up just forfeiting it; didn’t pay extra for it, wasn’t a long ride, he seemed like a nice guy. We had a nice trip there...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it
Replies: 100
Views: 2968

Re: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it

And as a constituent, I don’t give a flying beaver’s construction project. Whatever it takes, whoever it takes, get that legislation passed.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8016

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Points like this are where the MSM puts their fingers in their ears and says: "I can't hear you. I can't hear you!!" Chicago will always be crime-ridden, at least in the foreseeable future. I think most people can accept gang violence from happening more than these "random acts of vi...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8016

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

I don’t care who the guy voted for; the only shaming to do is the fact that, seeing how these things keep happening, that still nothing significant has changed. If it’s broken, FIX IT. There’s plenty that could be done before you even have to resort to banning a certain type of gun (nationalizing ex...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM looking at A220 and E2-195 to replace its regional fleet.
Replies: 28
Views: 4486

Re: AM looking at A220 and E2-195 to replace its regional fleet.

This would leave AM with just e170s as their regional jets, assuming they would only retire the e190s for the a220 or E2-95. Contrast to when they had as small as Saab340Bs (my first flight ever was on one, too). Although those might go too, if they’re looking to boost capacity by that much. Wonder ...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16362

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

Was definitely a little surprised to see SAN-PHX routed with a 757 this January earlier this week when I did a dummy booking for a potential trip.

Sorry, run-off sentence.

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting?
Replies: 54
Views: 2091

Re: A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting?

Maybe we’ve done better overall. Shouldn’t turn a blind eye to other problems just because the whole is good. I’m actually in the belief that God intervenes very little in anything except by offering us his philosophy (don’t get me wrong there’s plenty of “bad stuff” in the Bible that I’m not please...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting?
Replies: 54
Views: 2091

Re: A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting?

Well, two of the victims were under 18....

As a country we have failed to keep our children safe, nevermind if the solution is liberal or conservative. I hope God will do what we cannot.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 356
Views: 51052

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

On the bright side it’s “replaceable”; surely (but unfortunately unlikely) with enough feedback they’d change the crosswired fence to glass, could they not?

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 83
Views: 2469

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

I’ve only done DFW and DAL, Via AA and WN, respectively.

(One other time on NK, from DFW actually).

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 356
Views: 51052

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

AA might eventually cut AUS and then it’ll just be B6/DL/UA. From 5 to 3 options, potentially. Spirit would be a good add, as there won’t be any “low cost” options to NYC anymore. Bummer they had to leave; from what I’ve heard EWR is moderately accessible (unlike JFK) and it’s not La Guardia. AA is...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pulling out of VVI
Replies: 48
Views: 8015

Re: AA pulling out of VVI

Even the 757 had to make a fuel stop departing a hot and high AirPort (La Paz).

I’m sure the max could do it too, with the fuel stop. Obviously it’s not profitable enough and thats all.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 356
Views: 51052

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

AA might eventually cut AUS and then it’ll just be B6/DL/UA.

From 5 to 3 options, potentially. Spirit would be a good add, as there won’t be any “low cost” options to NYC anymore.

Bummer they had to leave; from what I’ve heard EWR is moderately accessible (unlike JFK) and it’s not La Guardia.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of autopilot to fly an IFR flightplan
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Use of autopilot to fly an IFR flightplan

If it’s an IFR rated autopilot, yes, load the flight plan and either hand fly or engage the autopilot. You should learn VOR radio navigation, however, it’ll be around for awhile yet. I guess one would still have to comply with the altitude minimums and change when necessary. I've toyed with the VOR...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of autopilot to fly an IFR flightplan
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Use of autopilot to fly an IFR flightplan

Working on getting my IFR rating (haven't started training but have read most of the IFH and IPH). It looks like most charts pretty much expect that the pilot is flying along an airway from one VOR and an extra VOR plus DME allows one to confirm when they are crossing an intersection. On the other h...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 90
Views: 12612

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Only hole is SkyTeam-Tokyo. Everything else is moderately covered. Delta has Tokyo sort of covered with DTW for the NE.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6312

Re: 737-8200?

Almost like choosing to call the 717 an MD95.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17 - 5 years ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2928

Re: MH17 - 5 years ago

Death was quick for the passengers, since you likely wouldn't survive the impact. I'm 50/50 about wishing to know my life is about to end just minutes (or seconds) before it happens. "Painless" as a fall....

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 356
Views: 51052

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Are there any current or future Delta p2p flights? There were rumors. Hard to really say if they canonize into actual routes since the rumors were for.... I forget, late summer? Now with the terminal expansion being delayed into possible October that may be why it's been quiet. Maybe it's because t...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can you book a seat on the last AA MD 80 flight?
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Can you book a seat on the last AA MD 80 flight?

Some of the last remaining flights were about $380 (other non-MD80 flights were about $80, in comparison. This was SAT-DFW).

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8807

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

My only concern is the Max having issues with the MCAS inflight, then crashing into a populated area resulting in ground casualties (and having pilots die in the first place anyways), but if the MCAS is really that much easy to disable if alert and ready, it shouldn’t be a problem getting a ferry pe...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8807

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

Is it really not possible to get an exemption on the max to be flown elsewhere for storage than take up parking lots at Boeing fields?

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to launch Newark-Seville next year
Replies: 47
Views: 10986

Re: United to launch Newark-Seville next year

Great a new place to get a good Haircut!!!! Yup, gonna need to hear the backstory to this one! Can't tell if you're being serious with this, so going to reply as if you are: There is no backstory, he's making a joke: "The Barber of Seville" is a hugely famous orchestral music piece. You'v...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6964

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

I mean have you seen an engine after ingesting a person? You would think the engine would be a bit more... red, even if it was washed out by the intake air.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10330

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

I suppose using an alternative runway in case such a blowout grounds the airport wouldn’t be an option? (Winds permitting?).

Or maybe not a blowout but in the event the aircraft needs to just be stopped as soon as possible? I guess it’s too rare to complicate.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72424

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Flight SAT-DFW is $384, among all other dailies of just $84. No doubt it won’t be just anyone flying on that routing.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 30
Views: 5189

Re: How much range is too much?

“Flying gas tanks” are profitable if the passengers can pay for the cargo that’s not.

Good examples include ATL-JNB (77L), and formerly EWR-SIN (a345), however the latter was “costly”, even being all business before retiring for 5 years.

There’s more to it, but that’s one aspect.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Final AA S80 Flight???
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: Final AA S80 Flight???

Looks to be fully booked; not seeing the option for it anymore on Google Flights. What time does t leave?

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 12057

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

Can someone decode the abbreviations I see floating around here and in the United Fleet thread? 77A is domestic config?? 77E???? 77W is the 300 ER I think I’m sure there are others but I can’t think of them now. I thought some of the letters denoted engine manufacturer? 77A: not necessarily domesti...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MEX a global hub?
Replies: 11
Views: 1880

Re: MEX a global hub?

As far as destinations on both ends of the American continent, MIA is as close as you’ll get. Maybe ATL but it doesn’t serve as many destinations to South America as Miami. There just isn’t much demand between South America and non-Florida/New York states. A lot I assume is VFR with some large excep...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express E175 in new livery
Replies: 6
Views: 2579

Re: UA Express E175 in new livery

This is sort of what you have now with United’s 787s, except the sweepline goes farther up on the Dreamliner, eliminating too much blank space between the titles and bottom.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whay do the many 747-4xx number variations mean
Replies: 12
Views: 2027

Re: Whay do the many 747-4xx number variations mean

jimmy9irons wrote:
Why have Boeing stopped using Customer Codes?


Because they want to be BORING.

I’m not sure really. Although 787-9 looks cleaner than 787-900.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are 6 abreast MD80s certified by the FAA?
Replies: 18
Views: 5649

Re: Are 6 abreast MD80s certified by the FAA?

I’m sure you can do 6 abreast if everyone enters their seats from above like on an F16.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?
Replies: 22
Views: 3054

Re: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?

I would think it would be a good investment to at least retrofit the transatlantic and Hawaii DL birds with them considering the benefits come in when flown on longer routes.

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41426

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

DL’s definition of focus city clearly isn’t volume, but relative size at the airport (SJC compared to SFO) or region (Austin’s service in Texas).

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7388

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

I assume airstairs would be an alternative option, but not very appealing or as practical.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route
Replies: 29
Views: 9328

Re: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route

Why run one single a380 when you can fly 10-15 CRJs and have some frequency :) ?

(Kiddin kiddin)

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Born on an international flight
Replies: 18
Views: 2722

Re: Born on an international flight

Would be unfortunate if you are deprived of certain perks for not actually being born on the country of your own citizenship, like if you want to be a US president, although I guess in the event you are born outside to US citizens you’d probably be waived? There’s not much difference between US citi...

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by CarlosSi
Fri May 31, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 356
Views: 51052

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I see those yellow birds all the time (and other NK a320s). They really have some nice frequencies for a new carrier (or I’m just luckily always at that rare moment they pass by).

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by CarlosSi
Fri May 31, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 737-100 flight
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

Re: Longest 737-100 flight

Something to think about. The longest 737 flights today cross the dang Atlantic Ocean. That was likely not even conceived back then when the 731 was first manufactured.

I mean, the 737-100, since 731 refers to the 737-10 :)

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by CarlosSi
Thu May 30, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 3681

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

The question must then be asked: Does LAX have any chance of passing ATL in the future to become the world's busiest airport? The answer is, yes it has a chance. Will it it pass ATL? Without adding more gates it's difficult to see it happen. The lack of gates at LAX limits the amount of connections...

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 29, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3201

Re: Best Airline Ads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFuzbk4_lhw
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This one seemed cool with the pterodactyls (Mexicana). I actually just know understood what they're trying to say though, ahhahah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFuzbk4_lhw

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 28, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15800

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

Could bidding kick less senior pilots from certain types into another aircraft type? (i.e., 757/767 pilot getting outbid by a former 747 pilot)? Seems like this would be discouraged to reduce training costs. Or is there also such a thing as "type" seniority?

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 21, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10592

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

As boring as it is, it’ll be replaced by the same thing that is replacing the Delta 763A; the 739, or a321, with frequency.

Although the 797 is actually a viable option.

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 21, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA169 turning back to LAX 1/3 way to NRT
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Re: AA169 turning back to LAX 1/3 way to NRT

Oddly I’m doing this flight on my simulator right now... just an hour left. AA 777.

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 21, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9620

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

The question is if anyone has missed a connection as a result of the terminal design.

Unlike many airports, the train is airside (unlike EWR, which I recall having to exit to groundside, then going through security again).

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by CarlosSi
Mon May 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???
Replies: 24
Views: 2377

Re: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???

American MD80 + 757 Delta 757/767 + MD80/90/95 Lufthansa a340-600 + 747 Singapore a350-900 Any e175 (Alaska is nice. Also the new winglets are cool lookin!) Hawaiian 717 Southwest 737-700 (always have been nice rides) The rest I don’t care for as much, but to fill the list: United 777 + 787 + 737 AN...

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