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by DC10LAXJFK
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying British Airways Club Europe with Hillary Clinton randomly sitting behind me was interesting!
Replies: 12
Views: 13388

Re: Flying British Airways Club Europe with Hillary Clinton randomly sitting behind me was interesting!

I was on a BA 747 from JFK to LHR in Club World with the president of Georgia. I know it sounds odd and I’ve thought about it since and wondered if I misunderstood but when I went to the cockpit to say hello and thanks to the pilots after landing, I said to the captain about the president being onb...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 187136

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Do you really think that the MAX is the first aircraft that "cheated" the process? I think this is a reflection of the root of the problem with how we're not getting anywhere. This isn't to single you out, but if your worldview is something to the effect of "Boeing sucks", you'r...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 700705

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

The "Boeing can do no wrong" argument is beyond tiresome. First it was bad piloting, now the evil FAA is delaying certification for spite. There appear to be multiple possible reasons for why RTS hasn't been approved, none of which are due to spite. Assuming the plane can be re-certified, ...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 298
Views: 28037

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

I tend to think that if Delta had, instead, on their booking websites said FLAGSHIP AIRCRAFT, then in that context it would have the general understanding meaning and likely would not be a problem for American. (Similarly, when Lufthansa or Emirates says "our Flagship A380", it's clear the...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 298
Views: 28037

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

The title of the article saying it's "silly" is itself silly. Companies protect their brands and their registered trademarks. If they don't they're at risk of losing them. This is true, whether anyone believes in the quality level of the Flagship(R) service, but American paid for it and le...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 700705

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I don't find it hard to blame engineering management pressure for that kind of result. Typically managers will partition the work by department and by engineer so an individual engineer only considers the impact over a small scope, then they can say their work is done. No manager will want to be re...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 33223

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

As a Dallas resident who flies 'a lot' I just want to chime in that I despise this union, viscerally. The work slowdown is obvious and I've experienced it myself; I hope AA wins the legal battles and figures out how to limit such damages in the future. These people seem like scum to me for making f...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need advice on LAX area to HNL - Hawaiian A330 vs A321neo
Replies: 14
Views: 1036

Re: Need advice on LAX area to HNL - Hawaiian A330 vs A321neo

Have you considered flight HA3, which leaves LAX at 10:00 and arrives at Honolulu 13:00 local time. This flight also offers lie-flat seats and the times are far more convenient. Looking at the departure and arrival times, this would probably be the best option. That flight is priced at $900. That w...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need advice on LAX area to HNL - Hawaiian A330 vs A321neo
Replies: 14
Views: 1036

Re: Need advice on LAX area to HNL - Hawaiian A330 vs A321neo

Here's my thought as a SoCal native (although I haven't lived there in 30 years). Traffic anytime in LA is horrendous, morning, afternoon, night, overnight. A trip from Anaheim to LAX could be 1- 1/2 hours in the morning without a lot of traffic. You will pick up morning rush hour at that time so yo...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 787 to Cancun
Replies: 34
Views: 7167

Re: AA 787 to Cancun

I saw an AA ORD-HNL 788 in April. Not sure if this was just for Easter/Spring break or for the entire winter/spring season.

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by DC10LAXJFK
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories
Replies: 18
Views: 16258

Re: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories

Nice trip report and bringing back fond memories of childhood aviation interest. I enjoyed seeing the Timetable. Haven't seen one in years. LAX was my home base, and back then you could actually go the gates to meet arriving relatives. Everytime visiting I'd always grab the timetable to study it. I ...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 138
Views: 20519

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

I much prefer Hawaii to the Caribbean and I live outside of Boston. I go to the Caribbean nearly every year for its proximity but I go to Hawaii for the experience. I've already been there 3 times and although it is a longer flight it's not really that bad. The return is a killer tho, for those of ...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM Business Class now fully lie flat
Replies: 37
Views: 5418

Re: KLM Business Class now fully lie flat

Frankly, aisle access is overrated and adds cost because it's not as efficient of a use of space. It's not that hard to step over someone...especially if aisle access is going to cost me an extra few hundred dollars... From an airline perspective sure! Direct aisle access is a waste of real estate....

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by DC10LAXJFK
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 123
Views: 20121

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

I agree about MSP staying. Reading the press release, no routes are being dropped. MSP-HNL goes way back. I flew it non-stop on a 747-100 in February of 1990. There have been other times when DTW has had seasonal DC-10 non-stop service to HNL while MSP has also had non-stop service. They will pull ...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25
Replies: 55
Views: 7918

Re: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25

enilria wrote:
0newair0 wrote:
slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
but seriously they need to Invest in redundant systems


The redundant system is also down.

re·dun·dant
rəˈdəndənt
adjective
Meaning: not useful


That made me chuckle.

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by DC10LAXJFK
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 4384

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

Hometown airport is BDL (Hartford, CT/Springfield, MA). I believe longest scheduled flight at this point would be EI BDL-DUB. Other long flights (for BDL) would be UA BDL-SFO*, AA BDL-LAX* and WN BDL-LAS. *Not sure if these still exist. Not sure if there are others (could be charters to the Caribbean)

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by DC10LAXJFK
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 6100

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

My first trip to London in 2013, using miles on AA and wanting to try the new business class on the 77W, I flew from Hartford, CT BDL-ORD-DFW-LHR, and then LHR-DFW-BDL (returned on the 77E in F). People thought I was crazy, but I spent my day flying and not sitting around waiting for an evening flig...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Tue May 29, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA BDL to OGG and back in F (text only)
Replies: 6
Views: 3469

Re: AA BDL to OGG and back in F (text only)

Youshould have let the honeymoon couple sit together I thought about it, but on the 1 x 2 x 1 layout, you're really not sitting with each other on the "1" side. The 2 side is better, but not great depending on which angle the heads and feet are configured. The other issue is reverse facin...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Sun May 27, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA BDL to OGG and back in F (text only)
Replies: 6
Views: 3469

AA BDL to OGG and back in F (text only)

Another short visit to Hawaii a few weeks ago. I was looking for a good amount of time on a lie flat, so decided on the AA 77E to Maui, connecting in DFW from BDL. I opted for this flight vs. flying UA to DEN then OGG on the 757, since as a solo traveler I prefer the 1x2x1. No pictures (I didn't eve...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Mon May 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of Kilauea eruption on Hawaii Aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 2747

Re: Effect of Kilauea eruption on Hawaii Aviation

Just got back from OGG, flew out Thursday 5/10. While I was there, the tradewinds were blowing (I believe from the Northeast), so no impact to Maui (so likely none of the other islands) and no impact to ITO or KOA as of then. However, the tradewinds started dying down on Thursday the 10th and they w...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Sat May 12, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 92
Views: 15417

Re: UA East Coast network changes

Here's my question. Will they increase service levels from IAD and will they put in a Polaris lounge? I fly F from BDL to LAX and to HNL and the islands often, and will go through EWR to get ps service (lie flat). Without driving to BOS or NYC, no other connection will guarantee high level of F/J se...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 19820

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Did I say emotional panic? No. I said they were emotional. Those that were not assisting had to stand by and watch it happening and at the same time continue to perform their duties. You could tell it was taking an emotional toll on them. I would expect any serious medical emergency would when there...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 19820

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

I was on this flight. A 767-300ER. I was in first on the right side of the plane, with the galley behind me. It was pretty traumatic to say the least, and I always assumed the woman had died, but had never heard until today. I'll try and summarize based on memory. We got woken up with about 1 to 1-1...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9773

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

I had to log in to post because these stories anger me. Not at the airlines, but at the customers. My wife is disabled, with a brain injury from being hit by a drunk driver 21 years ago. She has virtually no mobility on her own and can't speak (but can communicate), but we were able to travel by pla...

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by DC10LAXJFK
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring
Replies: 18
Views: 3871

Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring

Anyone know why Delta is changing from A333 to 764 on ATL-HNL flight and to 763 on MSP-HNL? I looked at multiple weeks in April and May. Is it going back to Airbus in the future? Thanks.

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by DC10LAXJFK
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Long Haul US East coast to HNL - comparing UA and DL
Replies: 5
Views: 6438

Re: Long Haul US East coast to HNL - comparing UA and DL

UA 63 EWR-HNL currently scheduled for approx. 8:30 departure and 2:30-2:45 arrival. DL 837 ATL-HNL is scheduled 11:00 departure with 4:00 p.m. arrival. In Daily savings time, you arrive an hour earlier in HNL so there are more connection options to the outer islands.

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by DC10LAXJFK
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Long Haul US East coast to HNL - comparing UA and DL
Replies: 5
Views: 6438

Long Haul US East coast to HNL - comparing UA and DL

Hello. Long time lurker but wanted to join to share my recent experience on UA 63 (EWR to HNL) and compare to DL's long-haul flight (ATL-HNL). Plus, reading A.net prepared me when Island Air shut down. Sorry, no pictures. For me, there's nothing like visiting Hawaii. I've been six times in the past ...

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