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by FF630
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 105
Views: 10678

Re: Delta luggage abuse

I am a loyal Delta flyer, million miler, flew on my first Delta plane (DC-7) at an early age. Delta destroyed my Tumi carry-on , the trip involved a Delta Connection carrier. The bag was transfered in ATL from the DAL connection flight to a mainline plane It did not arrive at my home airport , JAX. ...

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by FF630
Thu May 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 43
Views: 6480

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

The Miami airport is embarrassing for the city state and USA, frankly it is a dump. Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa airports are nice. Bad first impression of the city and state. Unfortunately, I have to travel via Miami on American to the Carribean frequently for business from JAX, which requires...

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by FF630
Sat May 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2328

Re: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019

The business Jets NB hates probably belong to a number of NB residents. LOL

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by FF630
Sat May 11, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 8744

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

I flew JAX-HNL many times via DFW. In the winter due to strong head winds the ATL-HNL nonstop flight would often have to stop for fuel at LAX. However, the DFW-HNL flight never had that issue. I learned to always book the return via DFW. Both flights were operated on Tri-Stars which I believe were f...

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by FF630
Mon May 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41358

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Sounds like someone in the puzzle palace (Pentagon) made the decision not to grove the runway. That individual must have been clueless as to the typical semi tropical weather in the area. Thunderstorm season has just begun here. At least the P8 pilots are very well trained and know how to handle sli...

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by FF630
Sun May 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41358

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Of course there are alligators in the St. Johns, it is Florida. However, they are not abundant in the area where the plane went in the water. If there were any they scattered quickly when the plane hit the water. Feel bad about the pet losses.

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by FF630
Sat May 04, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41358

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

I was surprised to read the NAS JAX P8 pilot said the runway is not grooved at NAS JAX. Since the runway was completely rebuilt why didn't the reconstruction include grooves in the runway to provide better drainage ? Daily summer thunderstorms with heavy downpours are normal here just like when this...

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by FF630
Sat May 04, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41358

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

I live on the St. John's river, 4 miles south of NAS Jax. Around the time of this incident there were thunderstorms in the area. The primary runway at NAS Jax was shutdown and completely rebuilt several years ago to meet 21st century standards, it is about 8,000 feet. NAS Jax is home to several squa...

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by FF630
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!
Replies: 33
Views: 25667

Re: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!

Good point about a flyover for getting on and off I95 at the airport exit, the lights impede smooth flowing traffic. FLDOT needs to get that project done sooner rather than later. Once the Delta LAX terminal improvements are complete I suspect they will bring back the direct flight they abandoned du...

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by FF630
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "Flying Colonel" program-need some insight
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

Re: Delta "Flying Colonel" program-need some insight

My DAD was a FC from the late 50's until he passed away. In the old days he had the direct line of the station manager. If he was running a little late the station manager would hold the plane up to 15 minutes at the old JAX airport. Once the current JAX airport opened in 1967, that service stopped....

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by FF630
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)
Replies: 43
Views: 11696

Re: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)

Who cares about colors, uniforms, etc. Just get me there on time in a safe and clean plane, at the least cost in a comfortable seat (lol) with friendly service throughout the journey. If there is a screw up take care of my rebooking quickly. Fortunately, I am a 2 million miler so I am treated well i...

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by FF630
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 73
Views: 12625

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

Since the terminal layout can not be changed LAX has to find the best way to accommodate all the traffic, the train connection will help a little but not much. A lot of $ for little private auto traffic relief. Too bad LAX was not laid out like ATLANTA with the parallel concourses and a Subway betwe...

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by FF630
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX announces plans for new concourse
Replies: 27
Views: 4039

Re: JAX announces plans for new concourse

JAX is my home airport. I remember when the airport opened at its present location in 1967 when I was 15, with 3 concources, A,B & C each with 7 gates. My first flight was from the previous airport imason Field on Main street, in a Delta DC-7 when I was 10 or so. When I travel on an early mornin...

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by FF630
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX announces plans for new concourse
Replies: 27
Views: 4039

Re: JAX announces plans for new concourse

JAX is my home airport. I remember when the airport opened at its present location in 1967 when I was 15, with 3 concources, A,B & C each with 7 gates. My first flight was from the previous airport imason Field on Main street, in a Delta DC-7 when I was 10 or so. When I travel on an early mornin...

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by FF630
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 109
Views: 17426

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

MMO

Responded to 32andbelow statement above, better ask him or her.

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by FF630
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 109
Views: 17426

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Never thought about the union contract or ADA, both good points. Probably why there are so many repeat offenders from the industry in rehab again and again.

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by FF630
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 109
Views: 17426

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Sad, I have a friend who was in rehab. She told me there were a lot of cockpit and cabin crew folks from three different major airlines in rehab with her. This was not the first time in rehab for some of them. I wonder if there is a higher percentage of these folks who are alcoholics than in other i...

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by FF630
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX 6.5 million pax in 2018 increase of 16% breaks all time record
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Re: JAX 6.5 million pax in 2018 increase of 16% breaks all time record

Good to see these numbers, I suspect the Jax aviation authority is making contributions to NK and Allegiant for their additional service. I doubt any international service will come anytime soon, easy to connect through ATL or JFK on Delta, Philly or Charlotte on AA and UA via EWR to international d...

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by FF630
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 6803

Re: DCA to the world

DCA is already constrained with domestic flights. IAD or BWI can handle both domestic and international. Granted IAD needs to improve their facilities since DC is our nation's capital, the airport should be the number 1 international facility in the world. Trump can start his infastrcture progam at ...

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by FF630
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4316

JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

The JAX population in the MSA is now 1,631,000 but there is not any nonstop service to LAX or SFO. Ten years ago Delta had a nonstop flight departing LA at 11pm and returning at 7:30AM. How can a city this size not have direct service to LA and perhaps SF ? Of course Delta has 12 to 13 flights daily...

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