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by acavpics
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1340
Views: 238699

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Even before COVID, I noticed that MCO rarely got new routes as compared to their other hubs. In Florida, it always seemed that FLL was B6's main priority. And the MCO "hub" was more of an after-thought. Does anyone know why that is the case? Is there more competition out of Orlando? Higher...

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Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1211
Views: 151079

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Pre-COVID, Did a lot of passengers on EK's DXB-SEA flight transfer onto Alaska connections? I highly doubt that dropping the partnership alone will make EK leave SEA. Just look at the geographic location of Seattle; upper northwest corner of the US. Aside from Portland and Vancouver, I don't see any...

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Sun May 30, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1424
Views: 240599

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I wonder if they will suspend the TLV routes with all of the recent violence in Israel. AA suspended JFK-TLV on May 12 and resumed on May 24, just a few days after the ceasefire. MIA-TLV is still set to inaugurate in less than a week. Business Class seems to have sold fairy well. Wow. I didn't thin...

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Sat May 29, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1424
Views: 240599

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I wonder if they will suspend the TLV routes with all of the recent violence in Israel.

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by acavpics
Fri May 28, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta expands Cape Air partnership in BOS
Replies: 25
Views: 4239

Re: Delta expands Cape Air partnership in BOS

It is partnerships like these that exemplify the need for a DFW-style skylink in airports like BOS, JFK, and many more.
Not that I expect that to happen in my lifetime, but this partnership and the AA-B6 codeshare just point out how helpful a system like that would be.

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by acavpics
Wed May 26, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces six new long-haul destinations for W21
Replies: 41
Views: 10239

Re: KLM announces six new long-haul destinations for W21

So will the MCO-MIA flight basically be flying with just passengers from AMS who didn't get off at MCO? Doesn't sound like a money maker to me.
This reminds me of Korean Air's ICN-IAD-BOS route over 20 years ago.

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by acavpics
Wed May 26, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adds MIA from July 21st, 2021
Replies: 46
Views: 9139

Re: Emirates adds MIA from July 21st, 2021

FLL never made any sense. Who in the UAE knows what FLL is lol? You do know DXB is a super connector hub and most people are flying in from other places, right? I for one grew up in FLL and live in SE Asia, so this flight was perfect for me. Also, I noticed quite a few people on the way back were h...

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by acavpics
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 4723

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

My last vacation pre-COVID was from BOS to Florida for vacation in January of 2020. On New Year's day, I flew down to MIA on an AA 737. Then on the 7th, I flew back to BOS on a B6 A320. This was N595JB, the one painted in Boston Celtic's livery (Named "Lucky Blue"). How appropriate it was ...

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Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2202

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

It is very shocking that even after a year of this pandemic, there are so many mask skeptics on here. That too on an AVIATION SITE. I would have thought that after a year of seeing the industry falling to its knees, people on here would be more sensible... I could not have been more wrong.

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by acavpics
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2202

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

So you've had the vaccine, you are fit and healthy yet you want to carry on wearing a mask? I will be the guy across the aisle who is pointing and laughing at you. Are you sure you would not be safer just staying in your house with the doors and windows shut? Are you not terrified of being in a roa...

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by acavpics
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2202

Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

This thought has been looming over my head over the past several weeks. Even after the pandemic is fully in the rear view mirror (however many years that may be), I think I may still keep a stash of N-95's in my carry-on. I've been reminiscing over times where I've been sitting at the gate, waiting ...

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by acavpics
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Routes Including JFK-DEL
Replies: 173
Views: 26048

Re: AA Announces New Routes Including JFK-DEL

Out of curiosity, why did they pick JFK over PHL for a non-stop India flight from the East coast? I would have thought they could get more connecting passengers through PHL. Not to mention that there is far less competition from there.

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by acavpics
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA adding seasonal IAD-ATH, EWR-DBV and ORD-KEF
Replies: 129
Views: 21831

Re: United intl route announcement Monday 4/19

How about IAD-BOM/DEL? IAD and IAH are the two hubs with large South Asian populations that do not have non-stops to India (AI dropped IAD recently). And plus, IAD's location is far better than IAH for connections.

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by acavpics
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8425

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

It seems that the Austin shooting incident that left 3 dead is an isolated domestic dispute. https://www.valleycentral.com/news/state-news/active-shooter-reported-in-arboretum-area-in-nw-austin-3-killed/ That aside, Is there a way for Biden to mandate background checks and a red flag law WITHOUT con...

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by acavpics
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3069

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Is there a way for Biden to mandate background checks and a red flag law WITHOUT congress/ Because even with a 50-50 split in congress, I don't see legislation passing, considering that Manchin and Sinema are pro filibuster.

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by acavpics
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 145
Views: 24106

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Many airlines are going to device streaming since we all bring either phones and/or pads and/or laptops on trips. It saves weight plus the folks can plug into power ports so I don't agree AA was just slapped in the face. I'd prefer staring out the window to staring at a tiny phone screen for hours....

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by acavpics
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 145
Views: 24106

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

A slap in the face to AA who just removed them from nearly all narrowbodies.

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by acavpics
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 12937

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

It will be interesting to see how big of a drop PHX will suffer when AA closed the hub there. AA has not "closed" their hub at PHX. Whether they close it in the future, I've not heard anything there. Regardless, I disagree. The PHX metropolitan area is massive (10th in US) and is growing ...

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by acavpics
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1402
Views: 276394

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Yesterday, around 9:40 AM, UA219 bound for HNL on N656UA and UA202 bound for Maui on N642UA, made contact at the wingtips after the pushback was complete. Both flights were delayed 400+ minutes while equipment was swapped. While the severity of the damage is unknown, N642UA and N656UA may be out of...

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by acavpics
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 69
Views: 10982

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

She was working in the working-class cabin, and it would seem the hijackers rose and attacked the flight attendants from outside the cockpit. Where could Amy have been to have witnesses their seats? The fact they spoke English? And showed only her a bomb and no one else. As for this, I'm pretty sur...

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by acavpics
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 20900

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

What is it about the DEN area that makes it such a hotbead for shootings? It's a relatively small area with a relatively low population, yet keeps on having such incidents more frequently than most other metros. I can pull up a map of them Denver area and yet point out so many towns that I've heard ...

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by acavpics
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 20949

Re: Undisclosed Order for 4 RR 787-10s in February 2021

Why is BA so loyal to RR engines for the 787's when it has created so much trouble for them? Is switching to GE too expensive for them even in the long term?

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by acavpics
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 27129

Re: AA large AUS expansion

Going forward, year from now as Austin continues to grow rapidly, can we expect that AUS be the only large major airport in TX that does not serve as a hub for a carrier? (Unlike DFW and IAH) All this time, I thought that DL would make it a hub, since they are the only one of the US3 to not have a T...

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by acavpics
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1890
Views: 249515

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

May is when the US will be mostly back open for business. If you're fully vaccinated with the 2-dose vaccines, great - go do what you want to do including travel. I disagree with the CDC guidance on that (although agree with the JnJ vaccine; it's just not effective enough). Until then, and until 45...

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by acavpics
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 32676

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

- Irish government has said that EI will not be allowed to fail, but has come up with nothing further in terms of a plan and appears to be sticking by its plan to either ban/discourage air travel for the rest of the year . Who said that air travel is going to be discouraged for the rest of 2021? We...

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by acavpics
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 770
Views: 97304

Re: Delta to cut focus city network down to RDU & AUS

Runway765 wrote:
acavpics wrote:
If DL never merged with NW, would the CVG hub have still been around today?


Probably, but it wouldn’t be nearly the size it was in the 2005 heyday.


How come? I thought CVG hub was almost entirely based on connecting traffic, rather than local O&D.

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by acavpics
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 770
Views: 97304

Re: Delta to cut focus city network down to RDU & AUS

If DL never merged with NW, would the CVG hub have still been around today?

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by acavpics
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 770
Views: 97304

Re: Delta to cut focus city network down to RDU & AUS

I guess it's in a way good for CVG since DL can drop the excess gates owns, leaving more space for other carriers to add flights. But does this mean that CVG will lose the only remaining long haul, the CDG flight permanently? Also, is the RDU focus city going to serve as a base to relieve congestion...

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by acavpics
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 108909

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Is there a chance that these birds (like MANY others these days) may not return to service at all following the grounding? It popped into my mind, considering that these are the oldest 777's on the planet.

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by acavpics
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 237596

Re: UA announces BOS-LHR

So I just saw that Boris Johnson is banning foreign travel until May 17th. Does this mean that people from other countries like the USA cannot take trips to London? Or just that UK residents cannot vacation abroad? If it bans foreign folks from taking trips to the UK, then it wouldn't make sense to ...

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by acavpics
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 237596

Re: UA announces BOS-LHR

I feel that this route is incredibly valuable for the A++ alliance. This would give the A++ alliance a tremendous boost from Boston, connecting all the major business cities in Europe: London, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich. But then, how come they didn't chose one of these cities to fly from BOS instea...

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by acavpics
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 237596

Re: UA announces BOS-LHR

I thought were a couple of city pairs that were available that BA had to give up if anybody wanted a couple of specific routes. LHR-BOS, LHR-CAI and I think there was another. Does the fact that BA has dropped from four to three flights BOS-LHR (summer 2019 v. Summer 2021) matter here? AA is operat...

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by acavpics
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 243
Views: 42474

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Well, well, well.. UA to start BOS-LHR. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1457963 Some of us had been hoping for this, for a long time. Its wild to think how much the biz class products being offered for BOS-LHR will have changed post COVID. It's going to be a bloodbath as eve...

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by acavpics
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 108909

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Does it look like another Southwest 1380-style accident?
If so, then they are lucky as it could have resulted in injuries and even fatalities

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by acavpics
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35822

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

About how long would this booster shot for the SA variant take to get into the arms of the public? Can we expect to get it by summer, with the other doses of the vaccine?

Or will the SA variant booster only be ready in fall/winter?

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by acavpics
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...
Replies: 194
Views: 27471

Re: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...

Given the poor outlook for 2021, it's probably worth reviewing the funding status of Irish airlines: ? Good evening my friends, and welcome to another joy-filled Irish aviation thread. If anyone finds any joy: catch it, stuff it, mount it and sell it to the natural history museum. Here's a link to ...

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by acavpics
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2092
Views: 137001

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

I heard that Pfizer and Moderna are researching booster shots to combat the South African variant. If they do end up doing this, then will everyone be required to take 3 shots? Or will they just mix the booster shot into the current two shot regimen? What would probably happen is that they would re...

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by acavpics
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2092
Views: 137001

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

I heard that Pfizer and Moderna are researching booster shots to combat the South African variant. If they do end up doing this, then will everyone be required to take 3 shots? Or will they just mix the booster shot into the current two shot regimen?

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by acavpics
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?
Replies: 112
Views: 4863

Re: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?

Better question would be:
"How do Democrats bolster their House and Senate majorities in 2022/2024?"

GOP (RINO's spared) is a detriment to this nation. They should be the loser's for at least a decade before they circulate the idea of reinventing themselves and their ideology.

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by acavpics
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes might Emirates introduce with the A350-900 and 787-9?
Replies: 38
Views: 5257

Re: What new routes might Emirates introduce with the A350-900 and 787-9?

If they do end up serving MIA, a 787 or A350 would probably be right. Maybe in a few years they could do ATL? It would give QR some competition in one of the world's fastest growing metropolitan areas. Heck, maybe in a decade or so, they could consider sending a 787 to AUS a few times a week. Or eve...

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by acavpics
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 226
Views: 31757

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

lalib wrote:

But honestly after today's covid news I feel 2021 may be worse than 2020.


A.net is becoming the new Reddit with all the pessimism.

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by acavpics
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 226
Views: 31757

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Will ATL and BOS ever go back to daily?

I'm surprised that IAH is going back to daily soon (March). Pre-COVID, IAH had the worst load factors of all their US flights (IAD was occasionally lower).

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by acavpics
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 34327

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Australia will be exceedingly cautious in reopening its international borders. Don’t expect it to happen this year apart maybe from a bubble with NZ. The evidence for all the vaccines is thus far ultra short term (not much more than two months worth of results to interpret in the published literatu...

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by acavpics
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 34327

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Would these Australia flights resume for the northern hemisphere summer season? I would have thought European, African, and Mid-Eastern tourists would be heading down south given that sufficient vaccinations take place. It seems to be crew shortage related, there is no way however that there will b...

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by acavpics
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 34327

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Would these Australia flights resume for the northern hemisphere summer season? I would have thought European, African, and Mid-Eastern tourists would be heading down south given that sufficient vaccinations take place.

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by acavpics
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 138
Views: 12456

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Air India, British Airways, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic, Kuwait Airways (Their one and only 744 - 9K-ADE)

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by acavpics
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54733

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

What are the chances any of these rioters escape and never get caught? I assume they would have to be smart by wearing a mask covering their entire face, not having a phone on them, getting out of Washington that same day by car, bus, or train, not saying anything about being there on social media,...

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by acavpics
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54733

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

The house introduced impeachment articles today. Is there a legitimate chance of impeachment passing the senate? Doesn't it need a 2/3 majority in the Senate? With the Senate split 50-50 there's probably not enough republican senators prepared to do the right thing. All Dems will prob vote yes, I b...

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by acavpics
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54733

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

The house introduced impeachment articles today. Is there a legitimate chance of impeachment passing the senate?

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by acavpics
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 226
Views: 31757

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Has ATL been permanently suspended? I can't see it on Google flights at all now.

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