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by bluestreak
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?
Replies: 37
Views: 1789

Re: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?

Yes, in February 2019 MIA-ATL. It was American, N302SA. Very quiet on takeoff, but no IFE, cramped seats, and tiny toilet. I was excited about the flight, however I might hesitate flying it on a long sector, I would not hesitate to fly on it during shorter flights.

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by bluestreak
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 83
Views: 4481

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

My least favorite of all time is the Embraer E110 Bandeirante, second is the BAe Jetstream 31. Both are noisy and cramped, and thankfully (mostly) gone from the skies. My current least favorite plane is the Saab 340, and the CRJ-200, for the same reasons as listed above. Also, the American Airlines ...

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by bluestreak
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19756

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

In ATL DELTA had people all over the Eastern gate areas waiting to pounce on their customers once the flight was cancelled ... they even brought up golf carts for people[/quote] United did this for time in DEN as well. Back in the 80's when Continental had a hub in DEN, a friend and I were traveling...

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by bluestreak
Thu May 30, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed Airline Timetables
Replies: 33
Views: 2823

Re: Printed Airline Timetables

My Uncle flew for Eastern. When I was a child in the late 70's, he would always bring me a current timetable once he discovered I was interested in airliners. I guess I can blame him for the flying bug I caught. What I regret is that once he brought me a new timetable, I would throw the old one away...

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by bluestreak
Sat May 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4057

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Shortest flight
Charlotte (CLT) - Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) 66 NM. USAir Express (CCAir) Shorts 360

Longest flight
Los Angeles (LAX) - Sydney (SYD) 7,488 NM. Qantas 747-400

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by bluestreak
Mon May 13, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 8549

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

While touring the Everett facility last year, I asked the tour guide the question, "Assuming the next new plane is called the 797, what will Boeing call the new design which follows that? Could it be the 808, 7A7, 2707, etc?" She answered that there was a plan in place for the numeration o...

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by bluestreak
Sat May 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I need to interview a pilot for a school project.
Replies: 7
Views: 2493

Re: I need to interview a pilot for a school project.

I fly for a US airline, I will be glad to answer any questions.

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by bluestreak
Wed May 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying out of BOS; do you prefer looking out one side of the plane over the other?
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Flying out of BOS; do you prefer looking out one side of the plane over the other?

I always try to sit on the left when departing BOS. I like seeing the Cape going southbound, and can usually catch a glimpse of Long Island, Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Banks when flying to Florida. It depends on the weather, sometimes we are so far west I see the Gulf Shore of Florid...

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by bluestreak
Wed May 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first flight on jet airliners
Replies: 22
Views: 1220

Re: Your first flight on jet airliners

A300 2006 MCO-MIA American A318 2008 DEN-SFO Frontier A319 2003 ATL-DEN Frontier A320 1995 ORD-ATL United A321 2005 CLT-MCO USAirways A332 2010 CLT-PHL USAirways A333 2016 MCO-CLT American A343 2005 LAS-YVR Philippines ATR72 1993 ATL-MYR ASA B717 2000 ATL-HOU Airtran B722 1977 ATL-DEN Eastern B732 1...

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by bluestreak
Thu May 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.
Replies: 21
Views: 3094

Re: Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.

I did this once back in the late 90's with Western Pacific out of COS. Most of their route map consisted of cities where I would like to visit. Back in those days, you checked in at the counter, and they issued a boarding pass to the mystery city. Mine just so happened to be Seattle, which I enjoyed...

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by bluestreak
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite or most fascinating aircraft type..
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: Your favorite or most fascinating aircraft type..

Jet aircraft (all) - DC-9 all series Regional jet - E170 Narrow body jet - MD-80/90 Wide body jet - A380 Twinjet - 757 Trijet - L-1011 Quadjet - 747-8i Propeller aircraft (all) - Viscount Propeller general aviation - PC-12 Piston engine aircraft - L-1049 Super Constellation Turboprop aircraft - Gulf...

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by bluestreak
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Equiment Swaps?
Replies: 28
Views: 2162

Re: Best Equiment Swaps?

Several years ago in 1996, I had booked a flight on America West from COS-PHX. The aircraft was scheduled to be a 737-200, but I was totally shocked when a Great American Airways DC-9-10 showed up at the gate! Not like a Concorde, 777, or Dreamliner, but a cool swap on a totally rare airline, and ai...

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by bluestreak
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The elusive A220
Replies: 2
Views: 491

The elusive A220

I had posted earlier in the year about my first attempt to fly on Delta's new A220. Delta switched my equipment on the LGA-BOS flight to a Delta Express carrier, on an E170. Well, it happened again on my second attempt..... I simply picked to wrong day to fly. I had booked a LGA-DFW trip, but thanks...

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by bluestreak
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver airways flying the ATR now?
Replies: 15
Views: 3893

Silver airways flying the ATR now?

I was in Orlando earlier in the week, and saw a Silver Airways ATR take off. According to flight aware, it was going to FLL. Was this a revenue flight, or just a proving run? I haven't seen anything on their website, everything is still listed as Saab 340's. I would like to plan a trip on them once ...

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by bluestreak
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4977

Re: Your first...

...European airport: MAN ...N-American airport: CLT ...S-American airport: GRU ...Asian airport: Tokyo - KIX ...African airport: none ...aircraft: DC-9-30 (Eastern) ...widebody aircraft: Boeing 767-200 (Delta) ...turboprop aircraft: Fairchild Metro III (American Eagle) ...4-engine aircraft: Boeing 7...

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by bluestreak
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 2687

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

Maybe talk to your doctor. A prescription for Xanax, or an over the counter sleep aid may help. My dr gave me a few Xanax pills before I went to Australia. I was anxious about flying such a long distance, it helped me to relax. I have also taken Tylenol PM in the past for those long flights. I'm not...

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by bluestreak
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 73
Views: 4854

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

My last MD-80 (MD-88) flight was last month on Delta, from BNA-ATL. It was a nice flight, I was seated about 5 rows from the back. I like to hear the engines, those JT-8's make a noise that is unique, and is slowly disappearing from the skies. I remember my first MD-80 flight back in 1986, and I rem...

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by bluestreak
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2140

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

I have a soft spot for the original -200 series. My first 737 flight was on a Bahamasair 737-200. Others I flew on were America West, Delta, United, USAir, Air South, Continental, and Aloha. I love the JT-8 engines, the plane was easily recognizable on the ground, and in the air. I'll never forget l...

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by bluestreak
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Still enjoying the little regional hops.
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Still enjoying the little regional hops.

Last month I flew from RSW to MIA on an American Eagle E175. We flew at 11,000 feet, it was a beautiful clear day, I saw Marco Island, Naples, I saw cars on alligator alley, and the Everglades in it's glory on the short flight. I enjoyed that flight, much more than the following 737 trip to ATL. I r...

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by bluestreak
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft Change on Upcoming Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 1888

Re: Aircraft Change on Upcoming Trip

It happens frequently, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. In my most recent attempt to fly the Delta A220, Delta changed the aircraft to an E175 on Republic (LGA-BOS)! I changed the flight destination to DFW for next month. I am hoping this one doesn't change as well.

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by bluestreak
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B737Max: Affected Travel Plans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: B737Max: Affected Travel Plans?

Thankfully no. I did fly on the max 8 earlier in the year with American, not sure how the grounding is impacting service now. Today, I flew on Southwest, originally scheduled to be a max 8, but it was with a 737-800, so no impact for me....so far.

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by bluestreak
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?
Replies: 51
Views: 8095

Re: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?

My cousin was hired as an Eastern flight attendant in 1988. After EA shutdown, she worked at ASA for a couple of years until this little airline called Valujet came along. She was in one of the first few flight attendant classes for Valujet. A couple of years later, she told me she was worried about...

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by bluestreak
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the world trip
Replies: 22
Views: 2126

Re: Around the world trip

I did a round the world trip in 1997. Mine were all westbound flights, I skipped South America. My routing was from my home town in ATL: ATL-LAX Delta L-1011 LAX-SYD Qantas 747-400 SYD-HKG Cathay Pacific A340 HKG-DPS Garuda A300 DPS-BKK Thai A330 BKK-CDG Thai 747-400 CDG-LGW British Airways 737-400 ...

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by bluestreak
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst seat mates in memory
Replies: 52
Views: 4620

Re: Worst seat mates in memory

My story involves a beautiful woman. We were flying MDW-ATL on an AirTran 717, on a cold January day in 2011. I had the window as usual, and she took the aisle seat (3-2 seating). She didn't say much as we were boarding, and taxiing for takeoff. Soon, after we leveled off, she went to sleep, and eve...

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by bluestreak
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash
Replies: 72
Views: 10039

Re: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash

I flew on N200WQ in November 2008, EWR-BWI. I asked the flight attendant for a safety card, since that was my first (and only) Q400 flight. I still have the safety card from this plane, and occasionally when I am going through them, I see this one and it gives me chills to think about what happened.

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by bluestreak
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best seatmates you've ever had?
Replies: 27
Views: 2036

Re: Best seatmates you've ever had?

That sounds like me. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1414789#p21068689 I still got to go back to OSL some day to explore the city. I mean, I was there, but we were too busy exploring each other if you know what I mean. Now I still don't know what the city looks like. Hope you...

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by bluestreak
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Developed fear of flying. Turbulence and faults.
Replies: 20
Views: 1228

Re: Developed fear of flying. Turbulence and faults.

Oh wow, how did you manage to get over it? And thinking about her and all the fun we'll have in Greece is all I can do to not go completely crazy. Most of my aniety is just anticipatory, I'm anticipating something bad to happen. It hasn't happened yet though. I'm also flying brand new routes and fl...

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by bluestreak
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Developed fear of flying. Turbulence and faults.
Replies: 20
Views: 1228

Re: Developed fear of flying. Turbulence and faults.

Anxiety can ruin the flying experience, and prevent you from taking more flights, and perhaps missing out on some great adventures. I know this because, like you, out of nowhere, I developed this same anxiety. I would fear having panic attacks on planes, and passed up on a few opportunities because ...

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by bluestreak
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?
Replies: 57
Views: 5442

Re: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?

Here in ATL, we have a Lufthansa A340-300 visit us each day from FRA.

Also as mentioned previously, the VS A340-600 from LHR.

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by bluestreak
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best seatmates you've ever had?
Replies: 27
Views: 2036

Re: Best seatmates you've ever had?

One really stands out: During the mid 1990's, I was in my 20's flying on Reno Air ORD-RNO. The flight was only about 1/2 full. An attractive young lady actually moved from her seat, asked me if she could be seated by me, I was happy to have the company. We chatted all the way to RNO, she asked if sh...

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by bluestreak
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary
Replies: 352
Views: 17584

New Green Deal - Air travel obsolete

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to make air travel obsolete: Link : https://www.foxnews.com/politics/green-new-deal-ocasio-cortez-aims-to-make-air-travel-obsolete-aid-those-unwilling-to-work In my opinion, it won't happen, definitely not in 10 years. Do you actually think air travel wil...

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by bluestreak
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?
Replies: 30
Views: 3534

Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?

There are a few planes missing from my log book. Most of them are very new, or long retired. But one has been elusive over the past few years. I have always wanted to fly on the BAe 146, or Avro RJ. Occasionally I will see one on Flightaware in Canada, operating for First Air. But First Air only sho...

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by bluestreak
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : Via Air SFB-AHN?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

RUMOR : Via Air SFB-AHN?

It has been rumored for a long time, since Seaport discontinued service in September 2014, that another airline would began service to the airport. It's been no secret that the airport authorities have been in talks with airlines about the resumption of commercial air service to AHN. I am good frien...

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by bluestreak
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Allegiant FLL - Concord,NC, Roundtrip
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Allegiant FLL - Concord,NC, Roundtrip

Be sure to pack a warm jacket, and pay close attention to the weather forecast for the area. Asheville weather can be quite extreme in January! They can experience several feet of snow, but on the other hand, it could be in the 70's when you visit. In any event, it is a nice place to visit, I was th...

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by bluestreak
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta switched my plane!
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Delta switched my plane!

Okay, I know this happens a lot in the airline industry. You book a flight a few months out, on a particular aircraft type, and the aircraft type is changed before your flight. In this case, I had booked a flight on Delta LGA-BOS for April 2019 on the new A220. This flight was booked specifically fo...

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by bluestreak
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you actually flown on an airline if...
Replies: 26
Views: 2132

Re: Have you actually flown on an airline if...

Back in 1996, or 1997, I had a flight booked on America West (scheduled as a 737-200) from COS to PHX. While waiting at the gate, a Great American Airways DC-9-15 pulled into the gate. It was a Great American Airways crew, but all information during the flight was referred to as America West Airline...

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by bluestreak
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 4133

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

From ATL it's Delta's 777 to JNB. Second is Qatar's A350 to DOH.

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by bluestreak
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recommended travel destinations
Replies: 51
Views: 2401

Re: Recommended travel destinations

My dream destination is Hawaii. I love it, especially the island of Kauai. I have been 5 times, and would go there today if I could. It has a little of everything, mountain hiking, beaches, busy cities, and tranquil country side. I definitely recommend island hopping, each island has it's own person...

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by bluestreak
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL to offer one off DTW-LAX on A350 July 1st
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: DL to offer one off DTW-LAX on A350 July 1st

Delta did send me an email apologizing about the delay, I assume you guys received one as well? They did attach a survey, I filled it out truthfully. The in flight service was good, communication on the ground was bad. I did miss my flight home (to ATL). I actually saw it push back from the gate in ...

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by bluestreak
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL to offer one off DTW-LAX on A350 July 1st
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: DL to offer one off DTW-LAX on A350 July 1st

Could be worse. I saw on the monitor in the gate area after I got off that someone had a connection to Sydney and missed it :wideeyed: Yeah, the whole situation with the delay was strange. I knew we would be late just with how late the inbound flight was. I had been tracking since early in the morn...

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by bluestreak
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL to offer one off DTW-LAX on A350 July 1st
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: DL to offer one off DTW-LAX on A350 July 1st

I was on this flight, and was tracking it inbound also. Delta did a lousy job updating the departure time. I was planning to fly back home from LAX Sunday night, but missed my connection. I did enjoy the A350, nice plane, very quiet. I did have a hard time finding the reading light button. It is tin...

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by bluestreak
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I've never flown on...
Replies: 31
Views: 1337

Re: I'm surprised I've never flown on...

For me, it's Alaska. I keep hearing how good they are, but yet when I travel to the northwest, someone always has better fares, flight times, etc...
I suppose I will fly on them one day, just a matter of time, I suppose.

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by bluestreak
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3326

Re: First Flight and Airline?

May, 1988. An Eastern DC-9-30, N8980E, ATL-RDU. I then connected to an American Eagle Metro, to Jacksonville, NC (OAJ).

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by bluestreak
Mon May 07, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL to offer one off DTW-LAX on A350 July 1st
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: DL to offer one off DTW-LAX on A350 July 1st

Wow! looks like I won't have to go to Amsterdam after all for the A350 experience! Just booked my flight to LAX! I hope to see some of you guys on board July1.

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by bluestreak
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?
Replies: 54
Views: 4273

Re: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?

Macon, Ga AHN may be tough even with the University of GA. As a feeder airport to ATL, or CLT, I agree AHN does not work. We have been hearing that the city leaders are trying to convince Allegiant to start service, as an alternate to ATL. I suppose they could serve PIE, FLL, PGD, and SFB. But with...

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by bluestreak
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 100
Views: 6332

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

Thanks for all the responses guys! I have done day trips just for spotting, such as down to MIA. or FLL for the day to spend taking pictures as the planes taxied past. Last year, I flew to Key West just to be able to fly on the turbo Otter float plane to Ft. Jefferson. Also, I have made connections,...

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by bluestreak
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation
Replies: 38
Views: 4819

Re: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation

I booked a trip on BA today, there wasn't a blank field to include my middle name. There was only a field for my first and last name. This was for a flight from AMS to LHR, so maybe the requirement is different for flights inside the EU?

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by bluestreak
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 100
Views: 6332

Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

I'm posting this because my wife thinks I am crazy....and she is probably right. I have booked a trip using miles just to fly on the A350. Later in the summer, I am flying MCO-DTW-AMS on Delta for the A350. What she thinks is insane is that I am coming back home the NEXT DAY. I'll be returning to MC...

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by bluestreak
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand Propping a Dash 8
Replies: 21
Views: 3553

Re: Hand Propping a Dash 8

We used to have to spin the props on the Jetstream 31 after engine shutdown. The TPE-331 suffers from shaft bow if the engine is not rotated by hand after shutdown. If I remember correctly, the top of the engine tends to cool quicker, causing a 'bow' in the shaft. Spinning the props creates more eve...

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by bluestreak
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 7601

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

that airframe has either been moved or broken up - someone bought that property and there is a building there now... I had been looking for it not too long ago, and realized there was now a large building there. I still am curious why it was placed there - I think there was going to be some sort of...

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