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by dc9northwest
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7801

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

Cats are superior animals to people, and therefore should get the right of way.

Well done, Alaska.

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by dc9northwest
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 84
Views: 6585

Re: Big cities without any airport

Coimbra, in center of Portugal, is the third city in Portugal (he has One of the oldest universities in the world) and does not have an airport (he has an airfield, CBP). Does only need to extend the RWY from 900m to 3000m and can put here FR and U2 doing flights here. I totally support the city ha...

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by dc9northwest
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aeroflot
Replies: 13
Views: 944

Re: Aeroflot

I've seen huge queues at SVO passport control; these can be skipped if you're a ST E+.... ;) Otherwise, not much of a problem @ SVO. The airport is decent.

The airline is solid IMO. Except they change plane type a lot.

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by dc9northwest
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BEST ECONOMY SEATS WITH 34"PITCH/Air-India 777-200
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: BEST ECONOMY SEATS WITH 34"PITCH/Air-India 777-200

Are these the seats the pilots go to sleep on, while leaving the F/As in the cockpit?

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by dc9northwest
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 159379

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

How long will it take for the whole 777 fleet to be upgraded to the suites interior? How many 777s are expected to be refurbished by August?

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by dc9northwest
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Birds inside den terminal
Replies: 28
Views: 1851

Re: Birds inside den terminal

Put a biiiiird on it?

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by dc9northwest
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 33049

Re: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing

About the 797, definitely. These 3 are among the airlines who would definitely be interested.

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by dc9northwest
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS flying the A346 to SEA for the next few weeks
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

Re: VS flying the A346 to SEA for the next few weeks

Thought I saw an A340 come in, the other day. Cool.

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by dc9northwest
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need help buying an airplane
Replies: 16
Views: 1097

Re: Need help buying an airplane

Hei,

Have you thought of getting Dornier to rebuild the Do-X for you?

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by dc9northwest
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need a name for airline
Replies: 19
Views: 1499

Re: Need a name for airline

CU(inthe)NT air

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by dc9northwest
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 15775

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

Perhaps you should read the article -- the terminal isn't yet. The planes don't park yet. Any further questions?

PS, what's a teightkoff?

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by dc9northwest
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 5191

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Hubs: DFW DTW CVG CLE MEM CLT PHL EWR? (never been to Newark, although I've been to NYC) PVG SIN SVO Other Airports only: Lake Washington, WA Lopez Island, WA (technically, a dock, not an airport) RNO (Reno, NV) Maniitsoq, Greenland Stayed on-board: MKE (Milwaukee) DEC (Decatur, IL) CDV (Cordova, A...

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by dc9northwest
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes you have been with
Replies: 53
Views: 2608

Re: Planes you have been with

Yflyer wrote:
dc9northwest wrote:
I have not once shagged a plane, ever.


And good for you for not being ashamed to admit that. :razz:


Nothin' wrong with not being sexually attracted by planes, eh? :p

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by dc9northwest
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 122
Views: 8046

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

2 routes:

to the MOON and to MARS

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by dc9northwest
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes you have been with
Replies: 53
Views: 2608

Re: Planes you have been with

I have not once shagged a plane, ever.

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by dc9northwest
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?
Replies: 56
Views: 3819

Re: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?

Well, I'm an American citizen and have family here. But I just returned to the US and the citizens, residents and esta line was very long. 55 minutes and that's with cutting in line so I could catch my flight, which I could still do unlike... most people there apparently. ATL F Would avoid the US ot...

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by dc9northwest
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ask me anything re; Aircraft Groomer.
Replies: 15
Views: 895

Re: Ask me anything re; Aircraft Groomer.

What's the most disgusting thing you saw?

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by dc9northwest
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting on Board w/o ID Check
Replies: 18
Views: 1639

Re: Getting on Board w/o ID Check

Hope the OP never flies domestic in Iceland or Greenland (among others). Might have a heart attack when (s)he finds out there's no security!

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by dc9northwest
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Times your flight was diverted
Replies: 46
Views: 2201

Re: Times your flight was diverted

Delta 757-300. Took off from MSP to SEA. 10-15 minutes later I notice we weren't very high and not climbing either. Then I see the destination on the IFE screen become "Minneapolis/St. Paul" rather than "Seattle". Sure enough, 5 minutes later the pilot announces we're going back ...

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by dc9northwest
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest flight with meal service
Replies: 33
Views: 2693

Re: Shortest flight with meal service

Do you not like long tubular shaped meals? For J (exact photo from the HKG-CAN flights): http://www.navjot-singh.com/uploads/3/1/7/4/3174873/8309175_orig.jpg http://www.navjot-singh.com/uploads/3/1/7/4/3174873/6406896_orig.jpg For Y, it is same as the cookies seved on other flights: https://lh6.goo...

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by dc9northwest
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AMS Schiphol immigration question.
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: AMS Schiphol immigration question.

In any case, budget at least a couple of hours for crossing immigration at AMS... It's been shite lately.

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by dc9northwest
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you take a later flight pls sir, the best offer you've had.
Replies: 40
Views: 3333

Re: Would you take a later flight pls sir, the best offer you've had.

DEN-SEA hot and high, in Summer... 1300 USD, flew 24h later

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by dc9northwest
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?
Replies: 55
Views: 4066

Re: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?

I wish people cared more about their appearance when traveling. Bathed, shaven or neatly groomed, tasteful makeup, well done hair, fresh breath, light colognes or perfumes, shoes shined or in otherwise good condition, clean pressed well fitting clothing, etc... Have you been on some flights lately?...

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by dc9northwest
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest flight with meal service
Replies: 33
Views: 2693

Re: Shortest flight with meal service

Cathay Dragon (KA) operates flights beween HKG and CAN, which is 136km long and the average flight time is 32 mins. They serve a cold snake box in J cabin and a cookies in Y. The flights is always full and operated by a A330 wow.... https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ka782/#ddce843 Oh, good...

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by dc9northwest
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying to the US
Replies: 21
Views: 4829

Re: Air Canada flying to the US

Air Canada is flying to the US? STOP THE PRESS!!

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by dc9northwest
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA Asking Passengers to Remove BOOKS from Carry Ons
Replies: 17
Views: 2428

Re: TSA Asking Passengers to Remove BOOKS from Carry Ons

We all know books are dangerous... they might teach one to think, and the gubmint can't have that.

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by dc9northwest
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Walls moving in turbulence
Replies: 54
Views: 18904

Re: 787 Walls moving in turbulence

Pretty sure the whole plane moves in turbulence, not just the walls.

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by dc9northwest
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most "exotic" Airport You've Flown To?
Replies: 110
Views: 8452

Re: What's The Most

Let's see... hard to choose one.

BRR Barra, Scotland
Quite a few in Greenland, like Paamiut or Maniitsoq or Aasiaat.
YDA Dawson, YT, Canada
LYR Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
WSX West Sound, Orcas Island, WA, USA

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by dc9northwest
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y
Replies: 59
Views: 8881

Re: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y

How much will this cost due to the extra heart attacks-related diversions?

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by dc9northwest
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers
Replies: 38
Views: 8005

Re: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers

How about a quick kiss, too (and I don't mean the ones on the cheeks!)?

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by dc9northwest
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 14988

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

So what?

For the liquids people -- maybe he didn't finish :)

What could the crew say, "could you wrap that up?", "finish now"?

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by dc9northwest
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines allow 12 year old to travel alone?
Replies: 23
Views: 2659

Re: What airlines allow 12 year old to travel alone?

I think Norwegian only accepts debit or credit cards for on-board purchases, and I believe everything (including water) needs to be paid for.

I am pretty sure I didn't have any plastic at 12, so keep that in mind.

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by dc9northwest
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin
Replies: 68
Views: 11253

Re: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin

KarelXWB wrote:
Too bad the situation escalated, but what exactly is the problem about checking a violin in the first place?


United breaks violins.

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by dc9northwest
Wed May 24, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320neo with mood lightning?
Replies: 16
Views: 2498

Re: First narrowbody with mood lightning

Vistara -- The first airline with planes!

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by dc9northwest
Wed May 24, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 41
Views: 4843

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

Electric airplanes? I can't predict whether battery technology will progress enough, but if it does, then surely we will move away from jet fuel...

That said, they won't feel much different than current aircraft. Same terrible 3-3 configuration short haul and 3-X-3 long haul.

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by dc9northwest
Tue May 23, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 83
Views: 8249

Re: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports

Doesn't Tokyo have, like, at least 2 airports?



*joke, as Tokyo has a bit more than 0.75M inhabitants*

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by dc9northwest
Tue May 23, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's Happened to Flightdiary?
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Re: What's Happened to Flightdiary?

You should use the e-mail you used for signing up to FD...

At least that's what I did.

Desktop worked fine.

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by dc9northwest
Tue May 23, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 41
Views: 4843

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

imperialairways wrote:
50 years is way too big a timespan to make any meaningful predictions. Look at it this way, 50 years ago we weren't even on the moon.


But still closer to it than we are now...

Don't expect major innovation anytime soon. It's all about efficiency and saving pennies now.

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by dc9northwest
Sat May 20, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Codes that make little sense
Replies: 63
Views: 4214

Re: Airport Codes that make little sense

Some of them make sense but are still strange... Fukuoka, 4th busiest in Japan: FUK Pocos de caldas - POO Fagurholsmyri - FAG Arrachart - DIE (city nearby was called Diego-Suárez before) Antonio Jose De Sucre - CUM (serves the city of Cumaná) At least no ASS or TIT. I can imagine the travel agents ...

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by dc9northwest
Sat May 20, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution
Replies: 40
Views: 2837

Re: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution

OMG I am in serious emotional stress because I am afraid that the vicious Emotional Support Animal that another passenger has is going to attack me and bite me. :hissyfit: Can I sue the airline now? :sarcastic: Okie I suggest you get an emotional support snake. I hear the trouser species is particu...

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by dc9northwest
Sat May 20, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution
Replies: 40
Views: 2837

Re: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution

I suggest the emotional service animal can travel in the cabin, whereas the passenger has to travel tranquilized in the hold. You solve 2 complaints at once: 1) people who can't stand others' pets... err, sorry, emotional support pets. 2) F/As and Gate Agents bitching about having to deal with the p...

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by dc9northwest
Sat May 20, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the shortest widebody flights regularly operated?
Replies: 28
Views: 3593

Re: What are the shortest widebody flights regularly operated?

DaveFly wrote:
A bit off-topic, but I once flew on a revenue flight (National 727) from Newport News VA to Norfolk. Distance is 20 miles.


Was it a really fat 727?

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by dc9northwest
Sat May 20, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two week trip to California, tips for aviation sights?!
Replies: 16
Views: 953

Re: Two week trip to Cali, tips for aviation sights?!

Enjoy Colombia. I hear Cali is one of the largest cities there.

I hear that some funky aircraft, like 727s and maybe even some DC-3s operate as cargo ships in that part of the world.

Make sure to not go into the Darien Gap alone, though!

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by dc9northwest
Sat May 20, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling with Dual Citizenship
Replies: 8
Views: 2317

Re: Traveling with Dual Citizenship

Show both to the agent.

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by dc9northwest
Fri May 19, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long would a Q400X stretch take to reach market
Replies: 25
Views: 3878

Re: How long would a Q400X stretch take to reach market

Depends on how far the market is.

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by dc9northwest
Fri May 19, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: G-YMMT and G-VIIA - Sockets or USB in Y?
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: G-YMMT and G-VIIA - Sockets or USB in Y?

TheGeordielad wrote:
Like someone said no but I don't know why they don't.BA are starting to fall behind other airlines.

Would you like to buy a sandwich for 10 quid?

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by dc9northwest
Fri May 19, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name the new Crayola blue crayon
Replies: 18
Views: 1062

Re: Name the new Crayola blue crayon

Can someone try "He Blue Me"?

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by dc9northwest
Fri May 19, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which are your favourite shoe makers?
Replies: 35
Views: 1850

Re: Which are your favourite shoe makers?

I liked Michael, poor fella :(

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by dc9northwest
Fri May 19, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO International Termainal - Disappointment
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: SFO International Termainal - Disappointment

SFO has tens of millions of pax a year.

I'm sure you'll find someone to share any opinion about it.

Hope this helps!

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