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by barefootchris
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL Emergency System Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

HNL Emergency System Issue

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/09/08/in-flight-emergency-exposes-alarming-problem-with-key-alert-systems-honolulus-airport/

Does anyone know anything about this? Seems like an area for some concern.

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by barefootchris
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 62
Views: 8010

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

There really has NEVER been nonstop service PHL to HNL (or any Hawai'ian island)? I find it odd it couldn't be profitable. Maybe I'm just wishful thinking as PHL is my home airport. Last I checked, not even EWR, right? JFK only?

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by barefootchris
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 62
Views: 8010

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR8RHBXjMlE Here is the original Hawaii Five-0 opening title. Aircraft is at 43 seconds in. You all are better than me to identify it from that fleeting glimpse. Interestingly, the intro clip that Google/YouTube found seems to involve a dead airline passenger. Is tha...

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by barefootchris
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117196

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N72EX). However, a Google search on the registry does return pictures of him with the craft.
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N72EX appears to be registered to Island Express Holding Corp (https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N72EX). However, a Google search on the registry does return pictures of him with the craft.

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by barefootchris
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81392

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

Flight Number BOE1/ Tail Number N779XW

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by barefootchris
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81392

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

FlightAware still shows BOE1/N779XW at 14900 feet and making a loop. The chase plane BOE9X landed at Moses Lake MWH a few minutes ago.

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by barefootchris
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81392

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

The original arrival time was showing at 2:04 pm PST, now adjusted to 11:57 am PST. Pretty big change. Wonder why?

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by barefootchris
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 29262

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

SW was taken by a Namibian airline South West Transport, and they didn’t want to sell the code.


This is confirmed in the blogs I shared above. Apparently, the Namibians wanted a ridiculous amount of money to give up the code.

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by barefootchris
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 29262

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Regarding "WN": The Southwest Blog share a couple of cute "theories" but ends with the conclusion that it's a mystery. https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/t5/Blog/Flashback-Fridays-Why-WN/ba-p/41573 Another one has a comment that is intriguing and plausible(?): "Prior to d...

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by barefootchris
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed
Replies: 50
Views: 9523

Re: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed

Airfare is too cheap, this is proof. Can anyone here translate boomerese? I'm not a boomer, but possibly you are. Airfare is too cheap in this country. This allows the "degenerates" to easily purchase tickets and continue doing their behavior at 30,000 feet. Higher airfare allows a more r...

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by barefootchris
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed
Replies: 50
Views: 9523

Re: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed

While I'm commenting, it seems to me that, despite the headline and attempted association, the diversion and incident really had more to do with an unruly passenger disobeying a flight crew, committing assault, and smoking (something) on board an aircraft. The weed part is really neither here nor th...

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by barefootchris
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed
Replies: 50
Views: 9523

Re: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed

Pudelhund wrote:
Super80Fan wrote:
Airfare is too cheap, this is proof.


Can anyone here translate boomerese?


Appears he's trying to make the classist argument that flying should be reserved for the "classy" (ie. those with "money" and "proper upbringing"). ;)

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by barefootchris
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 35125

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

JetBlue (B6) appears to have 2 more en route to NAS: B6421 ( https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU421 ) and B6621 ( https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU621 ). What are they thinking, with 2 diversions already? Could these be relief flights already, getting people in position?

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by barefootchris
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 35125

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

Looks like JBU241 from MCO also attempted approach at NAS and is now heading elsewhere.

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by barefootchris
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 35125

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

Looks like JBU241 from MCO also attempted approach at NAS and is now heading elsewhere.

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by barefootchris
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 35125

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

Bahamas Air is operating out of NAS currently. An AT76 is currently en route NAS-HAV.

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by barefootchris
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 35125

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

https://worldairlinenews.com/2019/09/02 ... der-water/

5 feet of water doesn't sound great....but some infrastructure is no doubt above ground level. Is there even any "high ground" there to move to?
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https://worldairlinenews.com/2019/09/02 ... der-water/

5 feet of water doesn't sound great....but some infrastructure is no doubt above ground level. Is there even any "high ground" there to move to?

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by barefootchris
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 35125

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

If my Google skills are on point, it looks like most are at NAS based on last flight records. One 735 at FLL, an AT76 at MHH (problematic) and an AT76 at ELH.

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