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by BAINY3
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 3357

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

From what I can tell, American added ORD-Europe sometime in the second half of the 1980s. They had no ORD intercontinental services in 1984, but by 1989 they flew to FRA, ZRH, ORY, and MAN. If you include TWA, non-stop ORD-LHR began somewhere in the 1964-1966 range, and this authority was eventually...

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by BAINY3
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8090

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I think the particular route should at least be somewhat relevant here. The outfit seems festive, tropical, Caribbean, and I don't see anything wrong with the cut and color of the outfit on a flight that takes place entirely in the Caribbean tropics. The one question I have is about the material. It...

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by BAINY3
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport/Lounge Gyms
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Airport/Lounge Gyms

YYZ has a Goodlife Fitness branch, although you have to leave security to get there. I had a super long (7 hour) layover there last summer so I went and got a day pass and had a workout, still had four hours to spare. It was pretty handy and made the layover seem less miserable and I got to be refre...

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by BAINY3
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 2149

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

A week or so ago there was a large storm system over Wisconsin. As a result some flights headed to ORD crossed Lake Michigan twice (FAR-ORD to name just one example), so these flights passed into Eastern Time. Although that's not the normal routing.

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by BAINY3
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 1080 (A320) Diverts to MSP
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: AS 1080 (A320) Diverts to MSP

WA707atMSP wrote:
Alaska A320s are rare at MSP, and it would have been nice to see it in person.

They aren't rare anymore. These days most or all of their MSP-SEA flights are on the A320 and A319.

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by BAINY3
Fri May 17, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132879

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

I suppose DL will probably stop SIN/MNL on its own metal and rely on KE connections through ICN. It would remind me of how NW/DL (forget when exactly it happened) pulled out of AMS-BOM and gave it to KL. (Or, decades earlier, did the same thing with their Scandinavian network.)

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by BAINY3
Wed May 15, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356528

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

If the schedule is full and nothing is getting repainted, I assume we'll next see the new livery on some of the United Express new deliveries on the horizon.

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by BAINY3
Fri May 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2848

Re: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018

How are they calculating "safety"? There were no fatalities among U.S. airlines in 2018, and thus far none in 2019. How does that make one airline "safer" than another? Ironically enough, the only "casualty" of 2018 in the U.S. was the stolen Q400 from Alaska Airlines ...

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by BAINY3
Thu May 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4376

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

tommyarias wrote:
Some more recent ones are Air New Zealand (2012), American (2013), Iberia (2013). Have they completed their repainting?

I think American is done except for the MD-80s, which won't be repainted as they are due to be retired. However I'm not sure 100% of the regional jets have been repainted.

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by BAINY3
Wed May 01, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does UA fly the 777-300ER out of?
Replies: 12
Views: 2673

Re: Where does UA fly the 777-300ER out of?

I can't even find this EWR-SFO rotation (in either direction). Plenty of 772s but no 773s. Is it only certain days of the week?

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by BAINY3
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 73
Views: 4970

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

Mine was MSP-STL on DL in 2014. I don't recall anything special about the flight. DL doesn't bring the MD80 to MSP anymore. I think they pretty much just stick to ATL routes these days. Tomorrow I'm flying the same route but on a 717.

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by BAINY3
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it me or are UAL fares unusually high??
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Is it me or are UAL fares unusually high??

I think it depends where you live and where you are going. United is usually the low-ball airline for me. My home airport is MSP, a Delta fortress, and UA likes to offer cheaper fares here. As a result I've flown UA (or UA codeshares) for 16 of my last 20 flights.

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by BAINY3
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 15602

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Is the HNL-BOS the longest regularly scheduled passenger flight from Honolulu? (Domestic or otherwise) currently operating?

Jetstar flies HNL-MEL, which is about 400 miles longer.

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by BAINY3
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLE prior to UA hub closure
Replies: 32
Views: 3986

Re: CLE prior to UA hub closure

September11 wrote:
Did CLE have a United 747 flight?

In the mid-70s, United flew the 747 on CLE-ORD and sometimes even CLE-MIA.

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by BAINY3
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLE prior to UA hub closure
Replies: 32
Views: 3986

Re: CLE prior to UA hub closure

-CLE was the first of CO's hubs to go all jet when turboprops were moved off CLE routes in favor of the ERJs in 1999-2000. This wasn't permanent, though. I flew through CLE in March 2008 and I saw a CO turboprop depart right ahead of us. I think it was Commutair Dash-8s (not sure on -200 or -300 or...

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by BAINY3
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16323

Re: AA Adds New Routes

FSDan wrote:
PHX-COS

This used to exist. I had the "pleasure" of my first ever CRJ-200 experience on COS-PHX in 2005. It was HP Express at the time. I can't remember exactly when it went away, sometime after the US merger.

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by BAINY3
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR-NYC Underserved?
Replies: 25
Views: 4362

Re: YVR-NYC Underserved?

YVR-NYC actually has had some service increases in the past few years. Earlier this decade it was only CX on YVR-JFK and AC on YVR-EWR, and AC was just an A319 or A320. Now AC flies a 787 on the route, and UA/DL have added seasonal service to the market.

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by BAINY3
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6096

Re: How many US states have you visited?

I've been to 33 states, plus DC and Puerto Rico. Have NOT been to: - Alaska and Hawaii - Idaho, Montana, North & South Dakota (would have gotten three of these a few years back as I was booked to take the Amtrak from Minneapolis to Seattle, but forest fires were impacting the trip so I cancelled...

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by BAINY3
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4980

Re: Your first...

I didn't list things that didn't apply to me (for example never been outside of North America and Europe). ...European airport: Paris (CDG) (2007) ...N-American airport: Minneapolis (MSP) (2001) ...flight: MSP-PVR Champion Air B722 (2001) ...aircraft: Boeing 727-200 (Champion Air) (unknown registrat...

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by BAINY3
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the America West experience like before the merger with US Airways? (Now AA)
Replies: 12
Views: 1252

Re: What was the America West experience like before the merger with US Airways? (Now AA)

I lived in PHX from 2005 to 2009 and got to fly HP and then US many times. HP in 2005 seemed very average. Crews were friendly enough, their PHX hub terminal was fine, nothing to write home about. The mainline planes I got to fly were quite dated. I took an A320 that was super old and had long-disab...

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by BAINY3
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19091

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

This thread is a derailed mess. Obviously it was an April Fool's joke. (Not the all-gay flight, which is a separate thing. I'm just referring to this "flying lady evolution" thing.) atcsundevil warned people to behave and they are still not doing so.

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by BAINY3
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do liveries get their names?
Replies: 16
Views: 2338

Re: How do liveries get their names?

Sometimes liveries are also named after who the CEO was at the time of introduction, especially if it's a short-lived livery (e.g., Delta's "Ron Allen" livery of 1997-2000). Or they may be named after the designer (e.g. lots of "Saul Bass" liveries) or agency ("Landor")...

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by BAINY3
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY has Three 737s at HRL today?
Replies: 11
Views: 2457

Re: SY has Three 737s at HRL today?

Thanks, I thought it was because DL ended service for the season and there was still a lot of business to be had so SY put in an extra flight. I know one of them was a charter to Bull Head City. Oh wow, yeah there was an additional SY charter flight this afternoon that was IFP-HRL-XNA, separate fro...

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by BAINY3
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY has Three 737s at HRL today?
Replies: 11
Views: 2457

Re: SY has Three 737s at HRL today?

So typically on SY, MSP-HRL and back is served 4x a week, and no day of the week has more than one flight. PH-HXC was supposed to do the Sunday evening MSP-HRL-MSP turn. One way or another, the return HRL-MSP did not operate on Sunday night and PH-HXC is still in HRL. N825SY was sent down as a rescu...

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by BAINY3
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 6583

Re: No more LAX loop on departures

It looks like departures to the Northeast/LAS/etc will use ORCKA when able, or OSHNN as a backup only when they can't meet the performance requirements for ORCKA. DOTSS is more for easterly departures. So the difference between ORCKA and DOTSS is more likely based on destination; planes that would l...

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by BAINY3
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One-off Delta Routes from DCA
Replies: 7
Views: 2713

Re: One-off Delta Routes from DCA

Republic owns the slots, and chooses to sell the flights under the DL brand. Yes these flights are filled by government fares. Yeah I think they actually used to be branded as Midwest (well, OMA and MSN anyway) and then Frontier when Republic flew E-Jets under those brands. When Frontier dropped re...

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by BAINY3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 5140

Re: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations

And since you mentioned that specific 747 type isn't critically important to you, back in the day NW had tons more flights on the 747-100 and 747-200 out of MSP, including ORD, LAX, MKE, DTW, SEA, HNL, MIA, MCO, PHX Of these, DTW and PHX did have 744 flights early on in the type's history around 198...

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by BAINY3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 5140

Re: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations

They also ran MSP-HKG one year, or maybe just one summer. I think 1998. It didn't last long at all and I think it had payload restrictions but it was the longest flight MSP ever had.

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by BAINY3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Up with Endeavor Air this week?
Replies: 18
Views: 2964

Re: What's Up with Endeavor Air this week?

Probably the last one. Their hubs have had a lot of bad weather lately.

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by BAINY3
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 112
Views: 8836

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

While you don't get as close to Downtown/CBD as some of these other airports, when approaching MSP from the east and landing on 12L, if you are sitting on the left side you will get to see Downtown Minneapolis from three sides basically, with the closest approach being on the downwind. Some departur...

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by BAINY3
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces transborder capacity upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 3588

Re: Air Canada announces transborder capacity upgrades

Just a few years back I think MSP-YYZ was just 2x CRJ2 and now it will be 4x E175. Quite a big boost. I wish they'd offer YUL or YVR.

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by BAINY3
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst seat mates in memory
Replies: 52
Views: 4622

Re: Worst seat mates in memory

Several years ago, I was flying MSP-PHX on Sun Country. At the time, most SY planes had a standard 32" pitch in economy, but I had the misfortune of being on one of the winter leases from Transavia with a much tighter pitch. Couldn't have been more than 30". At any rate, I had the window s...

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by BAINY3
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down
Replies: 41
Views: 6547

Re: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down

"During the Don Nyrop era, NW's headquarters was a windowless building between their hangars and the MSP parking lot; its exterior walls were painted blue. Nyrop made the building windowless partly to ensure employees would not waste time looking out the window, and partly so the building woul...

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by BAINY3
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down
Replies: 41
Views: 6547

Re: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down

Interesting to see the fate of former HQs. At MSP it's interesting that NW's old headquarters has been demolished and replaced with a Minnesota Vikings training center, but the even older NC/RC HQ on airport grounds is still in use and houses some Delta offices. And I'm not sure where NW was headqua...

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by BAINY3
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9677

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

There's an MD-80 cabin view pic on here that has a TWA bulkhead design with globes taken in July 2003.

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by BAINY3
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9296

Re: Large airports without rail links

In the USA: LAX FLL MCO TPA HNL DTW LAS LGA CLT IAH AUS IAD IAD will have rail some time in 2020, who knows though what with all the delays and scandals with the concrete quality... FLL has a link to TriRail via a dedicated shuttle between the terminals and the Airport station @ Griffin Rd. PBI als...

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by BAINY3
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9296

Re: Large airports without rail links

In the USA:

LAX
FLL
MCO
TPA
HNL
DTW
LAS
LGA
CLT
IAH
AUS
IAD

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by BAINY3
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't AA order the 73G?
Replies: 25
Views: 4455

Re: Why didn't AA order the 73G?

Lots of mentions of the 319, but AA didn't have them until 2012 or 2013 or so. The first 738s began appearing in the late 1990s. What did AA use for special performance needs in the meantime? I assume the answer is 752s but nobody brought them up. Everyone just defaulted to the 319 but AA had no Air...

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by BAINY3
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727
Replies: 78
Views: 14859

Re: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727

My first and last 727 flights were also my first flights ever. A Champion Air round-trip MSP-PVR-MSP in March 2001 for spring break. The planes were showing their age for sure, but the take-offs felt like rockets (similar to 757-200s on shorter trips).

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by BAINY3
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight number question
Replies: 36
Views: 3404

Re: What’s in a Delta flight number?

Is there any rhyme or reason to the mainline flight numbers on domestic flights? For example, many but not all MSP-ATL flights are 28xx; MSP-DTW has a lot of 22xx, 23xx, and 25xx; MSP-LGA is 19xx, 21xx, 22xx; MSP-LAX is 12xx, 13xx, 14xx, 15xx; but MSP-SEA doesn't seem to have any particular pattern....

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by BAINY3
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20046

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

B6 is very premature in MSP to get any additional service at this time. FLL isn't doing great from CLE and ORD, they dropped it from DTW & PIT, I don't think it'll be something MSP will get from B6. BOS needs to be proven before adding additional markets. Does anyone have LF's on B6's BOS-MSP r...

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by BAINY3
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 11186

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

This thread is a complete disaster and should be locked.

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by BAINY3
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest City served by each US mainline carrier
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Re: Smallest City served by each US mainline carrier

For UA, I bet it is Kosrae (KSA), which has a total population of 6,000 on the entire island. It's such a small station that even the UA Island Hopper, which is generally 3x per week, doesn't even stop at KSA on one of the runs. KSA is only served 2x per week. (I thought about Kwajalein, which is ju...

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by BAINY3
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 216
Views: 28549

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Jan 26: WN MSP-FLL 73G Feb 2: WN FLL-MSP 73G These are Saturday-only flights that pretty much exist to feed cruises. The first flight gets to FLL at 11 AM and I have to be on the boat at 3. Booked these the day the schedule was extended. Mainly wanted the free bags because I'll have to bring a suit ...

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by BAINY3
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?
Replies: 32
Views: 4078

Re: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?

SLC-NRT was served from June 2009 to October 2011 and was summer seasonal for most or all of that time.

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by BAINY3
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 8762

Re: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018

They do go MAX in october Is the MAX change permanent or is that a seasonal switch? Likely seasonal. Summer demand is much higher. I was looking at some stuff for June 2019 and the new KEF second bank is in effect (so the two flights aren't wing-to-wing like they were this year). The primary early ...

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by BAINY3
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries
Replies: 32
Views: 4649

Re: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries

In my experience in the US, around 20-25K is common for both turning it off during climb and turning it on during descent. My main gripe in the US is this common situation: light is off at cruise, mild turbulence happens for ten seconds so they turn the light on. Turbulence stops a minute later but ...

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by BAINY3
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 13224

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

AirKevin wrote:
mga707 wrote:
And everybody 'pumps petrol' every time they fill up their vehicle. Unless one is in New Jersey...

And Oregon, unless anything has changed recently.

It has changed in the past year or so. People can pump their own gas in Oregon now.

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by BAINY3
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 8732

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

Anecdotally, lots of passengers hated the wing-to-wing scheduling. I had several friends fly them MSP-KEF-AMS and back this summer as we were traveling for a sports tournament (I flew AC & UA) and it happened multiple times where people nearly missed their flights because they waited for the wro...

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by BAINY3
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you have NOT been on
Replies: 32
Views: 2141

Re: Aircraft you have NOT been on

Just based on types that have been in regular service at my home airports through the years (MSP, PHX, DCA): - Any 747 - Any 777 - Any A340 - 737-200/400/600/MAX - A320NEO & variants - DC-9-10/30/40 - Any DC-10/MD-11 - Any turboprops at all - CRJ-700 - 767-200/400 - Avro RJ85 & variants - A3...

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