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by timh4000
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

I've never done any short red eyes. I did LAS- JFK. I don't recall the specifics but I remember feeling pretty beat landing in NYC at daylight. I'm surprised no one has mentioned the long TATL flights. JFK- FRA close to 7 hrs in the air with gaining 6 more on the ground. Unless you can sleep that wh...

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by timh4000
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 2956

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

Happened once, this woman was just accidentally in my seat, she dbl checked her ticket and moved one row back.

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by timh4000
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience
Replies: 24
Views: 1440

Re: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience

I assumed as much space, and figured you not to be a family guy. My apologies. Trying to walk in your guys shoes about commuting I was thinking of not wanting to give up a home.

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by timh4000
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 3276

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

He was a consummate professional even on ground. There was a recording of an engine fire and evacuation. He knew exactly what to do with the right amount of urgency without panic.

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by timh4000
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 3276

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

I'm a pilot, not a controller, but I've never listened to LiveATC except for once when I first heard about it and decided to see what it was and how it compared. I imagine most pilots and ATC controllers feel the same way, though I always watched the video recordings of Kennedy Steve on YouTube, no...

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by timh4000
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worrying about a bumpy flight tomorrow. KEF - EWR
Replies: 30
Views: 1614

Re: Worrying about a bumpy flight tomorrow. KEF - EWR

As I've said before to those who suffer anxiety of flying, while looking up stats about the extreme remote chance of you dying in a plane crash, 1st hand experience may help. Download a flight tracker app... flight radar 24 is free and shows literally every plane in the air on the planet. You can cl...

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by timh4000
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience
Replies: 24
Views: 1440

Re: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience

I don't understand why they don't just move You seem to be pretty young still, but you’ll understand when you have an established family. Using me as an example, I’m currently an A330 Captain at NYC, and I would quite like to go to the 777. The trouble is, well I won’t be able to hold 777 Captain a...

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by timh4000
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience
Replies: 24
Views: 1440

Re: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience

Airline flying is a great way to kill a passion for aviation Perhaps as a career pilot you've often been able to not go through the pitfalls of airlining. Especially as a AF pilot. While I did not have a flying job I served 4 years as a medic. I did get the opportunity to train with the ANG out of ...

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by timh4000
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience
Replies: 24
Views: 1440

Re: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience

Interesting responses. Not surprised that some of you don't want to fly on your days off or enjoy dead heading. It makes sense. And it makes sense too for any who enjoy just riding since it was a love of flying that ended up as a career in the air.

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by timh4000
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 94
Views: 8992

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

I think Boeing could be in the beginnings of some real dark times due to the 737max. They are putting so much focus on that that their other two projects the NMA and the 777x are not getting the resources they normally would. This doesn't make sense. Each of these three programs is in a different s...

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by timh4000
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 94
Views: 8992

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

It's not likely to find a second life. I feel sorry for Airbus in a way. It wasn't super obvious in the mid 2000's that it would have such a short factory life. A lot of airlines were scooping them up when it 1st came out. And, at the time the skies were still filled with commercial 747's. Ironic t...

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by timh4000
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 94
Views: 8992

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

It's not likely to find a second life. I feel sorry for Airbus in a way. It wasn't super obvious in the mid 2000's that it would have such a short factory life. A lot of airlines were scooping them up when it 1st came out. And, at the time the skies were still filled with commercial 747's. Ironic th...

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by timh4000
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience
Replies: 24
Views: 1440

Pilots and F/A as a passenger experience

Back awhile ago I started a thread how often do they fly while not working. Various answers due to where they lived and a few other reasons. But generally most of you fly at least somewhat frequently while not working. Most of us avgeeks very much enjoy flying. My question to you guys who pilot and ...

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by timh4000
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2336
Views: 308101

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

To make a point contrary to mine, you guys conveniently leave out the parts where I say grounding was the right thing to do. And that I feel blame goes in all directions. So I'm not excusing Boeing either. I'm not a particular Boeing fan over airbus. I'm especially not a fan of the 737. But, when I ...

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by timh4000
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2336
Views: 308101

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Just some perspective. The max had been flying for over a year without incident. By the time it was grounded there were nearly 400 taking to the skies. After the grounding, pilots didnt start coming out of the woodwork stating what a horrible plane it was to fly. I'm not saying the grounding is the ...

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by timh4000
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worrying about a bumpy flight tomorrow. KEF - EWR
Replies: 30
Views: 1614

Re: Worrying about a bumpy flight tomorrow. KEF - EWR

Maybe you could read through the last time you posted the exact same topic for the answers to your concerns, as you clearly did not take any of the advice from members trying to help you. Are you just addicted to attention at this point? Someone with anxiety and irrational fears, us telling and ret...

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by timh4000
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787
Replies: 26
Views: 3332

Re: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787

Many on here speculate about why airlines aren't building longer range jets. As is we have several that can fly over 12 hrs. And more than just a couple that can do 15 or more. But how much demand is there really? I'm not saying we shouldn't have any that can do 15+ hrs. But how many... I think rath...

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by timh4000
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 37304

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

Anyone know what the F- is going on with AA and ALB today. I was delayed multiple times, rerouted from reagan to phl. Then it it got too late to go to Norfolk so I had to rebook the whole damn thing for tomorrow, and there were other AA delays as well

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by timh4000
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One (lightly loaded B742 with B744 engines, VC-25A) can't fly ADW-HND (DC-Tokyo) non-stop!?
Replies: 13
Views: 3072

Re: Air Force One (lightly loaded B742 with B744 engines, VC-25A) can't fly ADW-HND (DC-Tokyo) non-stop!?

Just some of my opinions from numerous docs and articles about the SS and the VC25 it would appear the engines are modified beyond simply being B744 engines. This was clearly evident on 9/11. While the plane has never flown at or close to MTOW most likely, like others have said, not exactly light ei...

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by timh4000
Mon May 27, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8019

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Personally I think too many of you downplay the average customer. No, they won't have the knowledge of an av geek, but I believe there are plenty of customers who fly a few times a year and can tell when they are on an Airbus vs. A Boeing. Because of the media overhype, some will be leery to get on ...

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by timh4000
Sun May 19, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in 2050
Replies: 21
Views: 1661

Re: Aviation in 2050

If I had to guess I would say that their will still be 787's, A350's, and a limited amount of A320 neos along with the new 797 that is being produced right now. Aviation does not change very quickly and I do not foresee that changing IMO. If you would have told someone in the 1960's that the 737 wo...

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by timh4000
Sat May 18, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10097

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

When the fix is in, and the max is flying pax, I won't hesitate to get on one. I'm neither a Boeing fan boy nor an Airbus fan boy. Both put out safe airplanes and that is evidence by the general safety record of the last couple of decades especially. Do I feel that Boeing rushed this plane into the ...

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by timh4000
Wed May 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 1864

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

I have my favorites, but honestly once inside flying economy there's not really a ton of difference. I'm not a fan of the DC 9 series, and back in the 80's I flew on the actual DC 9... I preferred the 737, back when it was considered and used more as a regional carrier. Not the transcontinental vers...

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by timh4000
Wed May 01, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3520

Re: Icelandair 757 question

Yikes! wrote:
~3,900 n.m. BIKF to Santo Domingo. Tight but possible. Probably not economical due to reduced payload to take the extra fuel required. Tech stop in CYYT would greatly improve viability of routes to all Caribbean destinations.




I was going by this post.

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by timh4000
Wed May 01, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3520

Re: Icelandair 757 question

Someone above quoted the Caribbean at 3900nm. Wasn't me and I do understand nautical miles and the metric system. If its within its range then they choose not to go there because they don't see a profit in it.

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by timh4000
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3520

Re: Icelandair 757 question

I'm not implying anything. If anything only agreeing with you. I understand there are alternate airports to land at as part of a flight plan. But, some are saying its 3900nm to the Caribbean and that's the max range of the 757. If that is the case there is no room for contingency fuel which is requi...

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by timh4000
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3520

Re: Icelandair 757 question

The last part, about minimum requirements is what I'm talking about. Let's say they make it to their destination but are on fumes. Would their be enough fuel for a go around? I'm fairly certain the FAA expects airlines who file flight plans do so with the required amount of contingency fuel. The pos...

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by timh4000
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3520

Re: Icelandair 757 question

Seems like its stretching it beyond capability. There's zero margin of safety built in. Max q gave a wonderful list of fuel saving techniques but I would think those would be implemented due to weather or other unforeseen deviations of the route. Not from gate to gate. And while its happened, pax ar...

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by timh4000
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.
Replies: 26
Views: 2415

Re: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.

I'm with you when it comes to the check in, TSA waiting, removing clothing etc etc. Because I have an ostemy and an implanted port so I light up like a Christmas tree. I typically get the full pat down treatment. Especially at PHL. I've been doing the ALB-PHL and back on average every few weeks sinc...

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by timh4000
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?
Replies: 16
Views: 1807

Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Winglets don't aid the aircraft with lift. There are still numerous planes that don't have them currently I've been flying on AA EMB145s about every two weeks since October. Most of my cancer check up are starting to wind down finally so soon it will be much less. Anyway, they don't have winglets. T...

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by timh4000
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?
Replies: 16
Views: 1807

Re: Help! I'm on a leased plane. Is it as safe?

Winglets don't aid the aircraft with lift. There are still numerous planes that don't have them currently I've been flying on AA EMB145s about every two weeks since October. Most of my cancer check up are starting to wind down finally so soon it will be much less. Anyway, they don't have winglets. T...

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by timh4000
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716027

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I would think besides noticing the changes with instrumentation and a changing horizon they would feel the change in attitude. I typically notice any attitude change sitting in row 20 or wherever. Watching pilots on final working the column or side stick and frequent changes in trim I'm betting a lo...

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by timh4000
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716027

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The two 737max aircraft which crashed were anything but a perfectly good plane. Normally I try not to get too involved with the crash threads, but out of curiosity was wondering what everyone was still talking about and I got my answer. While MOST 737max aircraft might have been ok, these two were a...

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by timh4000
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the largest aircraft type LAS sees now?
Replies: 13
Views: 2565

Re: What is the largest aircraft type LAS sees now?

TWA772LR wrote:
Generally speaking I think the A380 was designed to operate on the same runways as the 747. The true limiting factor for the A380 is taxi clearance.

I think parking slots and jet bridges also were a big factor as well.

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by timh4000
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest delay with paid hotel?
Replies: 14
Views: 2211

Re: Longest delay with paid hotel?

Due to a massive snowstorm I was put up in S.F. for one night. We then were diverted to Dulles the next day and rejected their offer to be put up as we drove to Hampton roads to wait it out with my wife's son and grandkids. I had an appointment in Philadelphia coming up so we just stayed there for a...

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by timh4000
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25924

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

frmrCapCadet wrote:
The MAX has not been ridiculously safe. And from the left, I agree that NYT has not been reliable.


Well, not the max but the aviation industry as a whole.

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by timh4000
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25924

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

I smell a NYT hit piece, which they are famous for. Only to later on retract some of what was in an article if not the entire article. If we are looking for perfection from a factory we are never going to find it. But just how serious are these problems really? It would seem to me that if the Charle...

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by timh4000
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 2729

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

Reading where people are having issues with turbulence. Planes, even back in the 707 days could take massive turbulence. Today even more so. Wings are more flexible which while it may look scary help to lessen the intensity on the plane itself. Not that it otherwise couldn't handle it, but pax don't...

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by timh4000
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Virgin America pilots - no neckties
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

Re: Virgin America pilots - no neckties

And FWIW my one time on VA was the best service I have ever had flying economy. They really made it a point to be super friendly. Even up front very detailed announcements. Deplaning the captain stood at the door thanking us for flying and have a good day, Along with the FA's

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by timh4000
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Virgin America pilots - no neckties
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

Re: Virgin America pilots - no neckties

I have seen a cpl of virgin American planes (parked) Are they just not in use or do they still fly under the name but owned by Alaska?

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by timh4000
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which of the US3 has the best hubs?
Replies: 29
Views: 2494

Re: Which of the US3 has the best hubs?

I think it just depends on the person and their travel needs/desires. All 3 can get you wherever you need/want to go without having to make 3 or 4 layovers, unless you're in it to fly around all day long, I'm sure no one on here would ever want to do that lol. I've seen some of the booked flight thr...

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by timh4000
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 2729

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

I like what buddha boy has to say. It's something I hadn't thought of, doing a few circuits with light aircraft. And it is a different feel. And when they let you make a few turns to get a feel of actual flying (I've never done it) but it's got me thinking about it. It's been forever since I've ridd...

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by timh4000
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest route flown by A321LR
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

Re: Longest route flown by A321LR

A good test, except hopefully by now they should know precisely what it's safe limits are. It happens from time to time pilots declare fuel emergencies after repeated go arounds or diversions. It's normal routes without the add on air time these should be coming in not on fumes.

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by timh4000
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest route flown by A321LR
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

Re: Longest route flown by A321LR

I'm sure we'll see it eventually. Plain old 320's are trascon at 5 hrs.

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by timh4000
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 2729

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

I know a cpl ppl who simply won't get on a plane. And my late mother wouldn't fly to save her life, which is one reason I only flew once until I was 18.

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by timh4000
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.
Replies: 26
Views: 2415

Re: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.

BEST: Landing safely. WORST: Turbulence. It freaks me out. Turbulence generally doesn't bother me, unless it's the real roller coaster stuff. The kind that gives you the momentary zero g. Then pushes you back up and then down again. FA'swere directed to take their seats. We were landing in Pittsbur...

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by timh4000
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 106
Views: 23572

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

I don't see this as inconceivable by any means. It might take a few years to get everything in place, but why wouldn't B6want to expand? Why wouldn't they eventually be successful being certified? TBH I'm almost surprised at how long they spent flying only the 320 around. By now they might have some...

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by timh4000
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 2729

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

Reading and watching crash reports is not a good idea. I went through a phase where I was watching them and I remember being too aware of anything that was going on while flying. It wasn't to the phobia stage but my normal relaxing feeling while flying wasn't as relaxing. I do like watching turbulen...

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by timh4000
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much do you drink on board ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2258

Re: How much do you drink on board ?

I quit drinking about 4 years ago. But while I could and often did knock back a 12 pack after work when it came to flying for some reason I was never interested in getting hammered on a plane. I've had a few beers here and there but I've never been intoxicated in the air. I preferred sober as I enjo...

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by timh4000
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 4828

Re: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.

Were the FE's pilots as well, or at least could take over a front seat if needed? Or were they just the technical guys who knew everything the plane was doing?

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