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by Yflyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8200?
Replies: 92
Views: 17445

Re: 737-8200?

I asked my wife what that grounded Boeing aircraft was called, and she said, "oh, it's that new 737, the one with the stupid name, right?" :lol: :lol: I swear to God I'm not making this up If you ask someone like that they might not remember what it's called, but if someone saw 737-MAX8 o...

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by Yflyer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 134
Views: 18827

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Did anyone notice the Canadian North charter at McClellan today? Firefighters returning from Edmonton. Returned as "Empress" 5T9061, B733. I didn't know MCC had passenger handling services for a Boeing. I would have thought Mather would be more likely if not SMF itself. Does MCC get much ...

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by Yflyer
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-big-airport nations
Replies: 21
Views: 1250

Re: One-big-airport nations

Alot of the Pacific Islands also spring to mind I've always wondered how many countries literally only have one airport that handles commercial flights. Nauru of course comes to mind, as the world's smallest independent nation and a tiny island containing one airport. It's not a big airport by any ...

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by Yflyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO Help - Train to Plane
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: SFO Help - Train to Plane

1. Get off in Richmond and make a direct connection to BART and transfer via the Coliseum(?) on to the airport, Like aklrno already said, that's how you get to OAK, not SFO. To get to SFO from Richmond you get on the Millbrae train and just ride it all the way there, of you can get on the Fremont t...

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by Yflyer
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 62336

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

seanpmassey wrote:
RDU has a pretty large tech scene. Several large IT vendors have a large presence in the area.


At least at the time I lived there IBM was the largest employer in the area by far, although they were shrinking.

If it turns out to be RDU this sounds a lot like Midway 2.0.

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by Yflyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12249

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Before they retired the Brasilias, SkyWest used to offer SMF-ACV-CEC under the United Express brand. On one hand it seems like kind of an oddball point to point route, not originating from a UA hub and all. On the other hand driving that route involves hours on twisty two lane mountain roads, so I k...

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by Yflyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Small Airport in the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Worst Small Airport in the US?

I can't think of any small airports I've been to that have been all that bad. LSE (La Crosse, WI) used to kind of suck before they remodeled the terminal, only because the gates were at ground level and the sterile area was just a small walled off area behind the escalator with barely enough seating...

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by Yflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???
Replies: 24
Views: 2345

Re: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???

Like others, I'm interpreting this as limited to ones that are still possible. I'd prioritize planes that are't likely to be around much longer and I've never flown on before. In no particular order: 1. 737-200 Combi, Canadian North 2. DC-3, Buffalo Airways (Although they've suspended scheduled fli...

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by Yflyer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???
Replies: 24
Views: 2345

Re: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???

Like others, I'm interpreting this as limited to ones that are still possible. I'd prioritize planes that are't likely to be around much longer and I've never flown on before. In no particular order: 1. 737-200 Combi, Canadian North 2. DC-3, Buffalo Airways (Although they've suspended scheduled flig...

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by Yflyer
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air
Replies: 21
Views: 3350

Re: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air

To my knowledge. ATA did not sell seats on hawaii routes to end users. I went to Hawaii back in 2005 and if I'm remembering correctly the cheapest option would have been ATA out of OAK. I didn't book it because it wasn't cheap enough to be worth the drive to OAK when I live near SMF, but I remember...

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by Yflyer
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet developing tool to keep children connected to parents
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: WestJet developing tool to keep children connected to parents

iseeyyc wrote:
From the headline I thought it might be one of those kid-leashes you sometimes see at disney.


And I thought maybe they were doing something to ensure that children are always seated next to their parents, given the complaints we've heard lately about children being seated apart from parents.

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by Yflyer
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30468

Re: Mitsubishi to buy the CRJ program?

LockheedBBD wrote:
A new nickname is on order.


If the MRJ is the Space Jet then the CRJ should be the No Space Jet.

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by Yflyer
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4375

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

As someone who hasn't flown on Southwest in ages, I was surprised to learn that they still were using ticket jackets until so recently.

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by Yflyer
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 3999

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

Continental was my preferred airline when they were still around. I liked that they were the last holdout still serving hot meals in economy on domestic flights, even if the food itself was meh. And there were little things, like they would actually hold the flight for 10 minutes or so if there were...

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by Yflyer
Wed May 15, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 1827

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

As a passenger in economy, for narrowbodies, I love flying on the MD-80/90/717 series for the 2-3 seating. Of course opportunities to fly on those are quickly diminishing. For widebodies, the 767, for pretty much the same reason. While I think they're one of the most bland planes to look at, I love ...

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by Yflyer
Fri May 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Main Cabin Extra on AA transatlantic -- worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Main Cabin Extra on AA transatlantic -- worth it?

I'd look at seats 22C, 22J, 33C, or 33J. These have no seats in front and are "preferred" so the cost is less than MCE. Thanks for that tip! AA's seat map actually makes it appear that 22B and K (middle seats) are the seats in that row with no seats in front of them, although SeatGuru sho...

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by Yflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MSY (New Orleans) to provide live Emotional Support ALLIGATORS for pax
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: MSY (New Orleans) to provide live Emotional Support ALLIGATORS for pax

Despite the clickbaity spin Thrillist and USA Today are giving this story, I doubt the reasoning behind these gators is truly "emotional support". It sound more like an educational exhibit that happens to be at the airport.

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by Yflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first flight on jet airliners
Replies: 22
Views: 1220

Re: Your first flight on jet airliners

I'll attempt to do this in more or less chronological order, as best as I can remember. BAe-146 - Air Wisconsin / United Express RDU-ORD (2003 -- first flight ever) 757 - United ORD-SEA (2003) A319/20/21 - United SEA-ORD (2003) MD-80/90/717 - Delta RDU-ATL (2004) CRJ - ASA / Delta Connection ATL-MLB...

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by Yflyer
Mon May 06, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation Chic
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Aviation Chic

Likewise, there's a company on Southern California called Motoart that makes furniture out of re-purposed airplane parts. They don't list prices on their website, which I'm guessing means I can't afford it. They're the same people who make the Plane Tag medallions from the skin of retired aircraft. ...

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by Yflyer
Sun May 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Main Cabin Extra on AA transatlantic -- worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Main Cabin Extra on AA transatlantic -- worth it?

This August I'll be flying AA DFW-LHR on the 77W. While looking at the seating chart I noticed they have a small Main Cabin Extra section, which I can upgrade to for somewhere around $120 (I'm not looking at the chart right know so I don't remember the exact price). The benefits AA touts for MCE are...

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by Yflyer
Thu May 02, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cannot book ORD -> Midway
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Cannot book ORD -> Midway

I vaguely remember some a.netter claiming to have booked and flown SFO-LAX-OAK or something like that as a mileage run. I assume in that case even though they're extremely close the computer allows it because SFO and OAK technically serve different cities?

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by Yflyer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3470

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

On a UA flight maybe 10 years ago the FO announced that those of us with tight connections were allowed to kill and eat the other passengers if they got in our way.

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by Yflyer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4978

Re: Your first...

...Asian airport: Tokyo - KIX Tokyo - KIX? :scratchchin: That almost certainly was a copy/paste error. I suspect bluestreak copied and pasted your list into his post and edited it to list his own firsts, but only changed the airport code and forgot to remove "Tokyo" from that line. I know...

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by Yflyer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?
Replies: 43
Views: 4652

Re: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?

I don't know... that plane has four engines. It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.

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by Yflyer
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin
Replies: 14
Views: 1217

Re: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin

About a decade ago, prior to boarding a UA flight from SMF to DEN the First Officer came out to the gate area, introduced himself, and chatted with some of the passengers before the flight.

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by Yflyer
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10924

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

spinotter wrote:
It's clear that you all know something that the rest of us don't know. Please tell.


The only thing I know is that the exchange between n562wn and MO11 sounded a lot like Monty Python's famous "Argument Clinic" sketch, which it sounds like you may be unfamiliar with.

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by Yflyer
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10924

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

n562wn wrote:
MO11 wrote:
Mboyle is correct.


Actually, he's not.


This isn't an argument; it's just contradiction.

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by Yflyer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFE in 2019 - Huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 3303

Re: IFE in 2019 - Huh?

I forget, do these non-seatback IFE aircraft have power outlets? If not, that's an even bigger middle finger from the airline - "not only do you have to bring your own device, but you also have to rely on its battery for the duration of the flight, assuming of course you even boarded with a fu...

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by Yflyer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFE in 2019 - Huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 3303

Re: IFE in 2019 - Huh?

There was a label on there offering "United Private Screening" with a clamp in which to mount a tablet or other device. I flew on one of those domestic 777-200s to Hawaii last year, and I have to say I hated those clamps. I'm sure it depends on what type of device you have, but with my iP...

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by Yflyer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.
Replies: 26
Views: 2389

Re: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.

This is my favorite aspect of flying: regardless of whatever negatives there are, you are traveling at lightspeed compared to long-distance travel in the past. I never forget that, I have done the cross-country U.S.A thing by VW van and by train, and although both have their charms, being in both E...

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by Yflyer
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4978

Re: Your first...

Sure, why not? I always enjoy making these lists for some reason. ...European airport: Hamburg (HAM) ...N-American airport: Raleigh-Durham (RDU) ...S-American airport: none ...Asian airport: Bangalore (BLR) ...African airport: Entebbe (EBB) ...Oceanic airport: Sydney (SYD) ...aircraft: British Aeros...

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by Yflyer
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 73
Views: 4927

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

My last MD-80 flight was on Alaska Airlines, so that should give you an idea of how long ago it was. I believe it was about a month before they retired the last of them, which would put it some time in 2008 (Sorry, I don't feel like looking up exactly when that was right now). I believe they had onl...

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by Yflyer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2141

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

Like the previous poster, I've never really been a fan of the 737, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the Original. At least the old style low bypass engines and the short "stubby" appearance give them some degree of character. The other generations just feel pretty bland to me.

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by Yflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which city does need second, third or fourth airport.
Replies: 22
Views: 1490

Re: Which city does need second, third or fourth airport.

There are no commercial passenger flights to BFI - UPS runs their cargo ops at BFI and there are charters such as Omni and Clay Lacy, but no scheduled passenger services. WN wanted to fly there about 10 years ago but it was quickly shot down by the locals concerned about noise, traffic etc Accordin...

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by Yflyer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do most trip reports (websites/youtube) feature only J or F class?
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Why do most trip reports (websites/youtube) feature only J or F class?

I don't have a good answer to your question, but I just wanted to say that I find that annoying as well. As you might have guessed based on my user name, I always travel in Y. I'd like to see trip reports that tell me what I'm going to experience if I fly in Y on a particular airline. Just speculati...

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by Yflyer
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

How many countries have you visited?

I thought the US states thread was a little unfair to those who don't live in the US, so I thought this would be a good companion thread. Africa Kenya Tanzania Uganda Asia India Europe Austria Estonia Finland Germany Iceland Norway North America , including Central America and the Caribbean Canada C...

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by Yflyer
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6094

Re: How many US states have you visited?

I don't count states where I never left the airport, nor ones that I merely drove through. Alaska Arizona California (current home state) Colorado District of Columbia Florida Hawaii Illinois* Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michican Minnesota New Hampshire New Mexico New York North Carolina ...

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by Yflyer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Magnificent NON-UNESCO World Heritage site
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: Magnificent NON-UNESCO World Heritage site

In Norway, while Geirangerfjord is listed as a World Heritage Site, as far as I can tell Trollstigen is not considered part of the WH Site, in spite of being nearby and equally breathtaking. Not to mention that road winding up the side of the mountain must have been a serious feat of engineering.

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by Yflyer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6270

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

For US domestic flights: Favorite: Probably DEN. It has a very logical layout and it easy to navigate. One I have mixed feelings about: MSP. I think it's a very nice airport, it's just that it seems like every time I connect there I have to get from Concourse F to Concourse A or B or vise-versa, whi...

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by Yflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa a380 vs SAS a340
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Lufthansa a380 vs SAS a340

debonair wrote:
Not true! On LH the booze is for free... Cheers! :champagne:


But if it's going to cost him a $100 change fee to switch to LH it would be cheaper to just pay for a drink or two on the SK flight if that's important to him.

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by Yflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last time you saw a certain aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Last time you saw a certain aircraft?

The last (actually I think the only) time I saw an L-1011 was at BWI in 2004. I watched one of the ATA birds taxi past the terminal as I was waiting to board a Southwest flight. Presumably it was a government charter. I still see DC-10s fairly often, as FedEx planes (technically MD-10s, but same air...

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by Yflyer
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many prop planes in your logbook??
Replies: 54
Views: 2550

Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

I'm too young to have flown during the classic propliner era, but I did get to fly on this one about 2 years ago: 3945393 Besides that, the first plane I ever flew on that had propellers was a SkyWest E-120 in 2005: 1979913 In total I've logged 4 E-120s, 1 SAAB 340, 1 DHC-2 Beaver, and 1 Cessna 208....

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by Yflyer
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1676

Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?

United787 wrote:


That's exactly the one I was coming here to post. I'm not one of those "bring back the tulip" people; I just think it's a much nicer looking livery than the Continental one, one of my all time favorites.

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by Yflyer
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH catering from BLR
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: LH catering from BLR

Yflyer , so did you have any issues on that trip you took (after following these simple tips your physician recommended I hope not?) I actually did, but I didn't actually follow all the advise -- I did drink soda with ice and eat salad and raw fruit on a few occasions. ("unwashed" as appa...

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by Yflyer
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH catering from BLR
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: LH catering from BLR

When I I traveled to Bangalore years ago, a travel physician advised me that it's generally fine to eat food that's been thoroughly cooked, especially if it came from a respectable restaurant. I would assume that wherever LH gets their catering from would be considered a respectable establishment. S...

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by Yflyer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?
Replies: 52
Views: 4594

Re: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?

The issue I have, is that for long haul flights, there needs to be a place to put the BYOD that is comfortable. A hanger or Velcro clips maybe. I enjoy using the IFE on long haul and just let my other devices charge. United has something like that on their domestic 777s -- it's a spring loaded clam...

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by Yflyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4059

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

My home airport is SMF, which obviously never had the 747 in regular passenger service either. Maybe the odd cargo flight, but I'm not sure. But I think even on the cargo front the biggest SMF ever sees regularly is FedEx MD-11s. SFO is the closest airport to me that had 747 flights, and if FlightAw...

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by Yflyer
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATM s at commercial airports.
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: ATM s at commercial airports.

Typically, the first thing I do after I land in a foreign country is to find an ATM and get some local currency. Especially if I'm traveling in a less developed country where cards might not be as widely accepted. But even in first world countries I like to get some cash just in case. It's better no...

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by Yflyer
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL MD's get PTVs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Will DL MD's get PTVs?

Besides what others have stated about the MD-88's impending retirement, I recall reading in other threads years ago that there's something about their electrical system that makes it impossible to install PTVs even if they wanted to. I think it was something about there not being enough circuit brea...

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