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by neomax
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 239
Views: 26715

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Cooperation planned between Moxy, Azul and TAP https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/farnborough-neelemans-start-up-to-partner-azul-and-450396/ All, ironically, also hang out with JetBlue. What’s so ironic about it? All of them have Neelman as the common denominator so hardly a surprise. If yo...

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by neomax
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU
Replies: 10
Views: 2349

Re: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU

Feel bad for the OP, definitely sounds like he had a rough time at WN. I don’t think anybody would like such a toxic workplace. Glad to hear you left that hellhole dude.

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by neomax
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 74
Views: 12267

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

TSA125 wrote:
AirbusA322 wrote:
Biggest headwind is this 150+ very costly aircraft on order that it doesn’t want, and can’t cancel.


Are you referring to the 150+ very costly order of EY or EK? ;)


Hahahaha sums this deal up in a nutshell lol

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by neomax
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB
Replies: 17
Views: 3804

Re: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB

OP seems to be talking about cancellation of planned upgrade in the future being cancelled instead of what they are currently using From what I can tell, the A380 was loaded onto the website and was indeed bookable so I doubt the planned upgrade was a mistake. However, I believe there was a rumor s...

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by neomax
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 9000

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

The real question is not why they messed up but how the HELL they got off the ground!!!!!!!

I thought this was gonna be clickbait, it was not.

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by neomax
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 52
Views: 7214

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

axiom wrote:
Is MCO going A330 next year? I'm flying this in two weeks on the 763.


I mean its not confirmed or anything but I definitely would not be surprised to see it especially considering MCO-GRU has been known to get it. MCO-AMS will be a walk in the park for the A330.

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by neomax
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 74
Views: 12267

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

They can merge Flydubai into Etihad, then move Etihad airbus fleet to Emirates. So you will have a new Etihad with all former Flydubai aircraft and B777 doings essential long hauls in AUH and then Emirates have all of DXB. Once new Dubai airport opens, both airlines can move all long haul into the ...

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by neomax
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 74
Views: 12267

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

They can merge Flydubai into Etihad, then move Etihad airbus fleet to Emirates. So you will have a new Etihad with all former Flydubai aircraft and B777 doings essential long hauls in AUH and then Emirates have all of DXB. Once new Dubai airport opens, both airlines can move all long haul into the ...

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by neomax
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB
Replies: 17
Views: 3804

Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB

Rumor is that EK has quietly cancelled the planned A380 upgrade for ISB. Unfortunate if true.

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by neomax
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 74
Views: 12267

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

https://www.arabianbusiness.com/transpo ... areholders
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xwb777 wrote:
I would like to know Sir Tim Clark thoughts about this.


Here you go:

https://www.arabianbusiness.com/transpo ... areholders

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by neomax
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 74
Views: 12267

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

Spokesmen from both Emirates and Etihad have officially denied this.

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by neomax
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 51
Views: 4438

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

Yeah ATL is a joke compared to DTW. I'm not even a DTW fan or an ATL hater. There really is nothing to debate here.

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by neomax
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3298

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

Why does such a switch even exist in the first place? I assume this would only be used when descending below a certain altitude instead of ascending above it.

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by neomax
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 to ATL
Replies: 17
Views: 4076

Re: AF A380 to ATL

Well KE uses a 748 so not exactly slumming it. ATL went from having no jumbos at all to having both in a matter of months. DL may not be flying them anymore but looks like the jumbos are making a return to Atlanta.

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by neomax
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals loss for 2017/2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3817

Re: Qatar Airways reveals loss for 2017/2018

Impressive, looks like their growth strategy is paying off!

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by neomax
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 84
Views: 12944

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

Just to clarify, do I have this right? I think the difference between this and N777UA is:

CX: First 777 prototype ever built, later delivered to CX.
UA: First 777 built for a customer, also first 777 delivery

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by neomax
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15653

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

Florida-Hawaii is leisure market to leisure market, for which there isn't much demand. You'd be surprised. FL may be a leisure market but it is also a state 20 million people call home and there are only 2 states with more people. There are more people living in FL than in some entire countries, so...

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by neomax
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29697

Re: American Airlines Has Been Beaten to a Pulp (article)

Delta has the best hubs. This really is the key to their success. What? That’s United no contest dude. For printing money, no delta has the best hubs. United hubs have way too high operation costs ie why delta makes so much more money. I do think AA is on the right track. UA has higher costs but al...

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by neomax
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 29
Views: 6103

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

smartplane wrote:
An airline would quickly find itself with no finance, fleet, engines and landing rights outside it's home country and Iran.


That’s what shell companies exist for.

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by neomax
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29697

Re: American Airlines Has Been Beaten to a Pulp (article)

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Delta has the best hubs. This really is the key to their success.


What? That’s United no contest dude.

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by neomax
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 29
Views: 6103

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

If it were as easy as nromax says, it would have happened long ago. Hint: it’s not easy. Airbus wouldn’t sell another plane with US content, if they tried that. That and they could be cut off from selling in US dollars, which is much more harmful than you guess. GF If TK is the one dealing to IR, o...

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by neomax
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 29
Views: 6103

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

95% chance what will end up happening is Airbus and IR will use a middleman such as TK which will “take delivery” of some Airbus aircraft and discreetly pass them on to IR. Not a perfect solution but avoids a lot of the problems of direct delivery and waaay easier to get approved from a legal perspe...

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by neomax
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 24
Views: 5934

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

Relying on either 9W, AI or any Indian carrier is a stupid move. AA needs to do do what UA and DL are doing and fly company.

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by neomax
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 8009

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

tpaewr wrote:
It is as was said above a “cornered cash cow”. The truth is IAD will never support the like of DEL, BOM, ATH, TXL, etc etc.


Are you sure about that? IAD is one of the few markets that probably could.

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by neomax
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8084

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

Main problem was feed into SEA was nonexistent. If they return from the likes of DTW where they actually have some feed, combined with the A350, it will be a home run.

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by neomax
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 123
Views: 13753

Re: Whats next at IAH?

TWA772LR wrote:
Does anyone think theres a chance WN could return to IAH?


No. HOU has been a home run for WN and they would be the biggest fools in the industry to give it up.

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by neomax
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13927

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

The amount of nitpicking is unbelievable. First everyone was clueless on “slots” when it was obvious to anyone with a pulse what he meant and now we’re agrguing about DFW-CDG vs CDG-DFW!?!

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by neomax
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US issues warning to airlines about using Iranian airspace
Replies: 22
Views: 6407

Re: US issues warning to airlines about using Iranian airspace

Neomax, You have a lot to learn about IFF/SIF. First, airliners neither have IFF/SIF, not have access to the codes from the military. Second, IFF/SIF uses three modes, Mode 1, Mode 2 and Mode 4. Mode 4 is four-digit specific to the plane, Mode 2 is a two-digit 64-code reply and can’t Mode 1, its be...

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by neomax
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US issues warning to airlines about using Iranian airspace
Replies: 22
Views: 6407

Re: US issues warning to airlines about using Iranian airspace

And what't the problem?? Maybe they intercepted because they were not in radio contact, happen all the time, we have seen some cases of planes over Europe, Jet Airways, Vueling... It could be some charter airline operating with troops or some cargo flight, FedEx, UPS are quite regular in the Middle...

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by neomax
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?
Replies: 66
Views: 11801

Re: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?

The claim was for Atlanta airport not Delta so it could also be two hours flight time for a Citation X. Or even a Concorde flying M0.99 due to supersonic cruise limitation ATL airport is within a two-hour flight of 100% of the world's population.** ** On Captain Kirk's Starship Enterprise :duck: Ha...

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by neomax
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US issues warning to airlines about using Iranian airspace
Replies: 22
Views: 6407

Re: US issues warning to airlines about using Iranian airspace

Well it is the US that shot down IR 655 in Iranian airspace so it's pretty rich for them to be the ones giving this warning.

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by neomax
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?
Replies: 66
Views: 11801

Re: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?

900 miles from ATL has 68.9% of the population. How do we get to the 900 nm figure ? I'd guess a ballpark estimate based on a 2hr flying time. From DL's website, ORD, MCI, and DFW are all within a few minutes of the 2hr mark, so if padding is taken into account, the actual flying time will probably...

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by neomax
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8103

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Just out of curiosity, how exactly does preventing non-ticketed pax from accessing the airside make things any safer? It wouldn’t have done a thing to stop the events of 9/11. What exactly was the reasoning behind this move?

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by neomax
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB: QR will lose interest in India in 12 months
Replies: 16
Views: 4070

AAB: QR will lose interest in India in 12 months

The debacle that is the Indian aviation industry continues. His comments aren't particularly surprising considering the current landscape isn't very appealing for investors looking to make anything resembling money between AI and 9W. Indigo was the only real contender and complications with securing...

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by neomax
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 226
Views: 17300

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 8655596544


Thanks for the info! Happy to see it staying.
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marcecar10 wrote:
LATAM's flight to Lima is staying! At least to Airlineroute. :bouncy:

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 8655596544


Thanks for the info! Happy to see it staying.

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by neomax
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8103

How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

People often talk about how aviation changed after 9/11 which is definitely true to some degree, but the conversation pretty much ends there. Everyone knows about airport security, but that's pretty much it as far as changes go. Of course, there was a substantial downturn in aviation as well prompti...

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by neomax
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29697

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

I agree with others saying that AA has by far the least balanced network, and yes it does matter.

But how is the lack of a NW hub for AA different from a SE hub for UA or a TX hub for DL?

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by neomax
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 12615

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

I still think AA beats UA on their hard product (IFE, seat comfort, etc). But yah, both are lightyears behind DL. I definitely agree with you on that. Although I'm a UA loyalist by constraints of my location, I was puzzled by this article. What has UA been "actively changing" that AA hasn...

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by neomax
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29697

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

Doug Parker. There are tons of reasons why AA has fallen behind but a legacy airline being run by former US management HAS got to be one of the top, if not the top reason for the disaster they are currently in. What does give me hope is that UA was in an essentially identical mess for several years ...

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by neomax
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today
Replies: 43
Views: 10081

Re: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today

Wonder if LAX-JFK will go away completely when JFK becomes nonstop.

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by neomax
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 9990

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

I think MEL-SFO was a matter of time. But it should’ve been UA doing this first in my opinion. Nothing against QF but they aren’t exactly known for trying “new” routes compared to UA.

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by neomax
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas SFO-SYD
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: Qantas SFO-SYD

Most likely the 787 but could be the A380 considering that both LAX-SYD and DFW-SYD have A380 service. SFO can definitely support it, whether they do it is another question.

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by neomax
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37002

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

ewt340 wrote:
I can't tell who's goona be the next Taylor Swift. But I could tell you who is the current Azealia Banks: A319neo, B737MAX7, A330-800neo and B777-8X.
All subject to change of course.


Great analogy :D

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by neomax
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today
Replies: 43
Views: 10081

Re: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today

Sad to see the majestic Qantas 747 disappear from the skies of New York. The 787 is nice but it will never have the same grace as the queen of the skies. :frown:

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by neomax
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14713

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

What's surprising to me is that United isn't making the most of Aegean being a Star Alliance member. They have a growing domestic, regional and Middle Eastern network. United could offer connections to many destinations which could even help in turning EWR into a year-round destination.Yet in the e...

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by neomax
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 59
Views: 12119

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

mtnwest1979 wrote:
One more reason to enjoy AS/QX Q400s, they are shadeless. :)


Wow! Never knew that. Long live shadeless windows!

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by neomax
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 59
Views: 12119

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

I have personally heard this announcement after landing in Dallas (and also in El Paso!) both on AA. But before takeoff? Never. Strange.

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by neomax
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airports in Europe or North America?
Replies: 19
Views: 2192

Re: New Airports in Europe or North America?

Mexico City comes to mind. As far as other airports, there is no doubt NY will get a clean sheet airport. When, I don't know. But NY knows they need it and the rest of us knew it 10 years ago. The current system is not exactly a disaster but is not a workable long-term solution as air travel continu...

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by neomax
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Similarities between San Diego and Kai Tak
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Similarities between San Diego and Kai Tak

On a recent visit to SAN, I was surprised by the similarities between the approach at SAN and that of Kai Tak. Barring the checkerboard turn to final, the similarities are striking. Both are very congested, single runway airports with an approach over low terrain and in close proximity to buildings ...

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