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by OccupiedLav
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25618

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster. At this point the aircraft was pretty much a glider, so I doubt the safe outcome was a result of advanced systems. Thi...

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by OccupiedLav
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7888

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

Hopefully this will at least force water bottle producers to try to create more environmentally friendly containers (if it does anything at all). I think we can all agree that getting away from the idea of disposable plastics such as water bottles, straws, etc. is a good thing as long as the alterna...

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by OccupiedLav
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2618

Re: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?

RetiredNWA wrote:
Agents have computers. They can check. You, of course, like most folks on this website miss my point. A regional airplane on a repositioning flight. No big deal, not worthy of a celebratory post.


But I do agree, a repositioning flight happens all the time and is not a big deal.

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by OccupiedLav
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2618

Re: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?

Agents have computers. They can check. You, of course, like most folks on this website miss my point. A regional airplane on a repositioning flight. No big deal, not worthy of a celebratory post. Someone had a question about an aviation related issue, so they created a post on an aviation forum whe...

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by OccupiedLav
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2618

Re: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?

RetiredNWA wrote:
Why would you not just call the carrier directly or check their website?


Great idea! It is much more efficient and far less time consuming to call an airline, wait on hold, and then get transferred to another agent that might know something about a one off flight. ***(sarcasm)***

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by OccupiedLav
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 33492

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

Does anyone have an update on the Virgin Atlantic A346 retirement plans? Last I heard, it was supposed to be around September of this year. I am trying to catch one before they go. To answer my own question, the last Virgin A340 flights seem to be scheduled for October 26, 2019 on the JFK-LHR route...

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by OccupiedLav
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 33492

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

Does anyone have an update on the Virgin Atlantic A346 retirement plans? Last I heard, it was supposed to be around September of this year. I am trying to catch one before they go. Also, does anyone have any info on Azerbaijan's A345s? As of now I know they have 2 mostly operating the GYD-IST-GYD an...

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by OccupiedLav
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 6967

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

See, I told you. Since this happened in Africa, everyone is saying how security is so lax over there. Never mind, you had someone steal a plane here in Seattle. I think that when there have been several security breaches at the same airport (LOS), it is time to be concerned about security at that a...

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by OccupiedLav
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1859

Re: Cubana Questions

Not very knowledgeable about how the system works in Cuba. Having said that, how does Cubana's ticketing work? Does the Govt. regulate who can purchase tickets? Would a U.S. citizen be able to purchase a ticket on Cubana? Also, didn't they order some il-96-400s a while back? What is the status on th...

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by OccupiedLav
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces BNA to BWI, FLL, MSY, LAS, MCO, TPA
Replies: 25
Views: 3428

Re: Spirit announces BNA to BWI, FLL, MSY, LAS, MCO, TPA

The haters love to come out of the wood work. Come visit and see all of the development happening. You’ll see why it’s one of the hottest in the country. Been to Nashville several times (5+). I don't think it's what everyone makes it up to be. Sure, it's growing right now, but that growth will like...

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by OccupiedLav
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces BNA to BWI, FLL, MSY, LAS, MCO, TPA
Replies: 25
Views: 3428

Re: Spirit announces BNA to BWI, FLL, MSY, LAS, MCO, TPA

My guess is a few of these additions won't last. Nashville is apparently a hot destination right now (still can't figure out why), but I'm not sure it can support all these routes in the long run, especially daily.

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by OccupiedLav
Sat May 04, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern, China Southern & Aeroflot should start BOM
Replies: 11
Views: 2221

Re: China Eastern, China Southern & Aeroflot should start BOM

I'm sure that if it were feasible to successfully operate this route, these airlines would have already started flying to BOM. Whenever I wonder why an airline doesn't fly a particular route or use a certain plane, etc., I remind myself that there is a group of people who work full time evaluating o...

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by OccupiedLav
Fri May 03, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delivery of first Air Transat A321LR
Replies: 24
Views: 6698

Re: Delivery of first Air Transat A321LR

I’m torn. Good to see new airplanes but also this will result in the last passenger A310s going away. The A310s are 30 years old and a tight 9 abreast but they are unique. Exactly how I feel. From an economic standpoint, the A321s make much more sense, but as an aviation enthusiast, I'm sad to see ...

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by OccupiedLav
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10861

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

"They" as in "The airline staff"? Because how they could be okay with such a situation baffles me. Did they see him crawl, decided "Not my fucking problem" and looked away? That's the other side of a lack of personal accountability. Getting a wheelchair for a disabled ...

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by OccupiedLav
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10861

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

He must have a crutch to move around crowded areas. I'm pretty sure he's not driving the big scooter around the small hotel room. And he was so embarrassed to have to crawl in front of his wife of 43 years they decided to film it? ok... "No hon, don't use the crutch, get on the floor and crawl...

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by OccupiedLav
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9093

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

I don't know the whole situation here, but judging from just the video, Frontier looks to be at fault here. For the record, I'm usually on the airline's side in cases like these, but I didn't see the lady do anything that would have warranted her removal from the aircraft. She wasn't going crazy lik...

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by OccupiedLav
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9093

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Is anyone stunned to learn that the passenger was a woman of color, and the FAs and arresting officers all white? Really? You're really going there? I hate seeing ignorant comments like these. There have been many cases where the same thing happens to white people. Racism certainly exists, but it's...

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by OccupiedLav
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4297

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

Is it really that important to be in the first 20 or so boarding positions? Not faulting you for wanting to be one of the first on, but I don't think an 8 to 10 second lag is going to really save you that much time getting off the plane or prevent you from getting a decent seat.

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by OccupiedLav
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363060

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

As much as your 15 post knowledge would lead you to believe, some things are "opinion" and not fact. Sorry. I actually have not met anyone yet who dislikes WN's current livery until I read this post. If I recall, correct me if I'm wrong, I stated, "But I guess it's just a matter of o...

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by OccupiedLav
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363060

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Funny, I remember these same kind of reactions to every single livery change that has happened over the last 15 years, and everyone got used to it in the end. Claim you hate it? Wait 2 years and we wont hear a peep from you about it. You will hear about it, but you probably won't hear as much about...

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by OccupiedLav
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363060

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Veigar wrote:


Basically "If you don't agree with me you are blind"?


Yes. It looks terrible

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by OccupiedLav
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363060

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

It has come to my my attention that many A net members posting on this thread have vision issues. I recommend glasses or contacts. Both great ways to improve your vision. Consider contacting your local eye doctor. In the meantime, I will tell you what the livery actually looks like. It's a piece of ...

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by OccupiedLav
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 55404

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

First of all, the 77L is not old. I believe they just got new interiors as well, so from a passenger's point of view, the 77L is just as good as the A359. I'd rather fly on the 77L than the A350 most times. However, if Delta is using the 77Ls for its better cargo capabilities, wouldn't they be bette...

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by OccupiedLav
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19169

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I thought this is how capitalism is supposed to work? Companies do their best to give customers what they want. And in 2019 companies are finding that advertising that better reflects society is what people want. Personally before this week I have never thought about the Flying Lady but I can see h...

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by OccupiedLav
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19169

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I was really hoping this was some kind of April fools joke, but it's looking like it's not from multiple major news sources. What a shame. If you feel like you are being disrespected because there is a lady holding the British flag on the nose of an airplane, I'm sorry for you. Life must be tough. C...

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by OccupiedLav
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was this Joey's (N365FE) last flight?
Replies: 42
Views: 9645

Re: Was this Joey's (N365FE) last flight?

Too bad a "well deserved retirement" for these machines is getting broken up and turned into beer cans. So much for that..... As opposed to burying civilization under an ever-growing pile of sentimental machines? #6 off the line? This is a machine. It does not have a wife or a daughter or...

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by OccupiedLav
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)
Replies: 43
Views: 11753

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

In my opinion, Delta has one of the best liveries out there. I've loved it since I first saw it. The shape of the blue belly, the shades of red, it's magnificent. I'd be pretty upset if they changed it. They've built a great brand image with the one they have now, so why mess it up? If they make any...

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by OccupiedLav
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando suing MLB over name
Replies: 48
Views: 6830

Re: Orlando suing MLB over name

MLB should not advertise themselves as "Orlando". That is misleading. Almost like false advertising. Uninformed travelers trying to get to Orlando could easily book a flight into MLB thinking they are going to the actual Orlando when it's not even close. And no, an hour and 30 min to 2 hou...

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by OccupiedLav
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 17881

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

STLflyer wrote:
It looks like the Red Light District in Amsterdam. Be careful on the blue side, you might get more than you bargained for.


Haha exactly what I was thinking. They really nailed the look

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by OccupiedLav
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 10020

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

A few months back a United 777 diverted to somewhere in Newfoundland, and the passengers were forced to remain on the plane for about 15 hours because there was no customs officer on duty. If something ridiculous like that can happen, I wouldn't be surprised if the passengers on a SEA-BOS flight (gi...

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by OccupiedLav
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS retro livery?
Replies: 28
Views: 4220

Re: OS retro livery?

This is a tough one. They are both pretty boring, but I like the grey belly better than white.

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by OccupiedLav
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387317

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

jetsetterusa wrote:
Do you guys think you could be a downdraft? Or whatever it's called ...


Microburst?

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by OccupiedLav
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no TATL from PMI?
Replies: 45
Views: 6077

Re: Why no TATL from PMI?

Residents of PMI are very wealthy , any such flight would be for them not for the unwashed hoards of the USA ... and they’re probably not really interested in the urine and excrement stenched cities of the USA I was in Palma this past Summer and enjoyed it, but I distinctly remember it smelling lik...

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by OccupiedLav
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis International Airport in the past
Replies: 85
Views: 7638

Re: Memphis International Airport in the past

Northwest also scheduled a 747 at MEM (see photo). IIRC this went to LAX, then might even have continued to NRT. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7916/46069603755_82a0743e36_b.jpg Wow! Great picture. I had always wondered if NW ever sent a 747 to MEM. I would have loved to see a 747 up close at one o...

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