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by N62NA
Sat Dec 03, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are today's flight times longer than 25 years ago?
Replies: 46
Views: 6887

Re: Why are today's flight times longer than 25 years ago?

I heard somewhere that AA1 NYC-LAX was 5:45 in 60's on 707, now it's 6:30. Airport congestion, traffic congestion, more people flying, all makes things slower. In 1974, AA3 JFK 12:00p-LAX 2:40p was 5:40 on a 747-100. Today, AA331 JFK 11:29a-LAX 2:52p is 6:27 on an A321-200. In 1975, NA81 JFK 9:55a-...

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by N62NA
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 95
Views: 21989

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

I wonder if EI will switch to T8 now that they're part of the OW transatlantic joint venture and are codesharing with AA across other hubs. Are they? I just checked and they still only honor Alaska, BA, Iberia and... UNITED Airlines frequent flyer accounts. Yes, they are: https://www.britishairways...

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by N62NA
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 95
Views: 21989

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

alancostello wrote:
I wonder if EI will switch to T8 now that they're part of the OW transatlantic joint venture and are codesharing with AA across other hubs.


Are they? I just checked and they still only honor Alaska, BA, Iberia and... UNITED Airlines frequent flyer accounts.

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by N62NA
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 294
Views: 64546

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:

What really surprised me is AA has already retired one of their 777-200's? N780AN fleet number 7AL, has been retired?


I don't think so. It last flew 2 weeks ago DFW to TUL, so... it's most likely undergoing maintenance.

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by N62NA
Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BOS an AA hub?
Replies: 41
Views: 9433

Re: Is BOS an AA hub?

ContinentalEWR wrote:
AA's hubs are in DFW, CLT, MIA, ORD, PHX, PHL, and LAX. Focus cities include AUS and BOS. LHR is the airline's largest overseas station.



I've seen DCA mentioned as being an AA hub as well.

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by N62NA
Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing new from Boeing and Airbus in the next years?
Replies: 99
Views: 14230

Re: Nothing new from Boeing and Airbus in the next years?

Probably nothing new until a much more efficient engine becomes available. So... in the meantime (next 10 years?), it's more 737s and A320 series coming off the assembly lines.

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by N62NA
Tue Nov 08, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR crashes into Lake Victoria
Replies: 50
Views: 17440

Re: ATR crashes into Lake Victoria

From the "African Aviation Group" on Facebook: Captain Rubaga, chief pilot and the pilot in command of the Precision Air #PW494 who crashed this morning. He is scheduled to retire next year. Unfortunately, he did not survive the crash with his co-pilot, first officer Peter Omondi. May they...

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by N62NA
Tue Oct 25, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new terminal at EWR
Replies: 235
Views: 45243

Re: United and the new terminal at EWR

Notice how none of these are set to be operated by their high capacity narrow-bodies (752/739). I know United loves to schedule a certain aircraft (aka 738) and vary between types, but will that be the case with this? That was the second thing I looked at too (after scanning the city list). UA has ...

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by N62NA
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The One Reason A Subway Link To LGA/JFK Won't Work
Replies: 29
Views: 4729

Re: The One Reason A Subway Link To LGA/JFK Won't Work

Based on the replies so far, clearly I'm the only person with two functioning arms and two functioning legs to have ever tried traveling on the NYC subway with luggage and found it a grueling experience. I would never have guessed I was a minority of one!

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by N62NA
Sun Oct 23, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The One Reason A Subway Link To LGA/JFK Won't Work
Replies: 29
Views: 4729

Re: The One Reason A Subway Link To LGA/JFK Won't Work

Travelers and NYers are adaptable. A turnstile or some steps is not going to stop them for using a direct subway link to the airport in favor of buses instead. We’ll take the existing turnstiles and steps for a faster, more reliable, and more predictable trip to the airport. Have YOU tried doing th...

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by N62NA
Sun Oct 23, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The One Reason A Subway Link To LGA/JFK Won't Work
Replies: 29
Views: 4729

Re: The One Reason A Subway Link To LGA/JFK Won't Work

The lack of accessibility in much of the NYC subway system is a disgrace. They were built anywhere from 90 to 114 years ago and most do not have elevators to get you to street level (actually I don't think any do!). . But this is completely incorrect. A bit over 25% of stations are accessible stati...

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by N62NA
Sun Oct 23, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The One Reason A Subway Link To LGA/JFK Won't Work
Replies: 29
Views: 4729

The One Reason A Subway Link To LGA/JFK Won't Work

The Port Authority of NY/NJ could build the most beautiful stations ever conceived at each airport, but the problem is the OTHER stations on the NYC subway system. They were built anywhere from 90 to 114 years ago and most do not have elevators to get you to street level (actually I don't think any ...

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by N62NA
Thu Oct 06, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2415
Views: 526998

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

AA DFW-HND deferred until 1/10/2023. AA LAX-HND will operate 1x daily instead of 2x daily until 1/10/2023 (service resumes later this month on 10/29/2022). AA DFW-NRT will continue to run daily. Sad to see this is all the service AA has to Tokyo. LAX & DFW do not make a decent sized operation t...

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by N62NA
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce DUB-CLE
Replies: 57
Views: 10500

Re: Aer Lingus announce DUB-CLE

I also don’t get the widebody is more comfortable thing. The seats are the same size. It’s not THAT long a flight so if it’s about space to get up and move around, it isn’t like it’s that big a deal. It's a perceptual thing. If we sat you in a coach seat in a closet just barely big enough to accomm...

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by N62NA
Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2415
Views: 526998

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

https://www.aerlingus.com/aerclub/using ... in-the-air


Exactly as I pointed out earlier. Crazy, isn't it!?
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mercure1 wrote:
What a strange relationship. You can collect miles flying United but not American.

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https://www.aerlingus.com/aerclub/using ... in-the-air


Exactly as I pointed out earlier. Crazy, isn't it!?

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by N62NA
Sat Sep 24, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX
Replies: 54
Views: 9182

Re: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX

There is no excuse for that behavior. He should be banned from any kind of commercial travel means including planes, trains and buses. Some are saying 20 years is too much jail time? Not by a long shot. He very likely could have permanently injured or killed the F/A with a blow to the back of the h...

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by N62NA
Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2415
Views: 526998

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

And EI is in the Atlantic joint venture with aa EI is not part of the JV - only IB, BA & AY. https://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2022/American-Airlines-and-Aer-Lingus-Launch-New-Codeshare-Agreement-Offering-Customers-More-Choices-for-Travel-Between-the-US-and-Europe-NET-ALP-01/default.aspx “ ...

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by N62NA
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2415
Views: 526998

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Aer Lingus is part of IAG though and already codeshares with AA. And EI is in the Atlantic joint venture with aa EI is not part of the JV - only IB, BA & AY. EI offers nothing much in terms of incentive for an AA flyer. Can't earn AA miles, can't redeem AA miles, AA status not recognized. Might...

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by N62NA
Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EWR displaced threshold
Replies: 18
Views: 4277

Re: EWR displaced threshold

The runways were shorter back then. 4L/22R was built in 1970 and was only 7,000 feet when it was first constructed and 22R only started where Taxiway W is today. It only increased to its current length - 11,000 feet - in 2000 (the 4L end was lengthened in the early 90s). And quite interesting that ...

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by N62NA
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runway Ops
Replies: 15
Views: 2140

Re: Parallel Runway Ops

Thank you VERY MUCH atcdan. It really makes me appreciate the job you guys do even more.

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by N62NA
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2415
Views: 526998

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

What airline would an AA passenger connect onward to after arriving in DUB? Aer Lingus isn't in OneWorld.

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by N62NA
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runway Ops
Replies: 15
Views: 2140

Re: Parallel Runway Ops

Thanks for the reply jetboy757. That does clear things up.

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by N62NA
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Airline Pilot Trip Report #3 (DCA, CAE, CLT, ATL & YUL)
Replies: 17
Views: 5721

Re: Airline Pilot Trip Report #3 (DCA, CAE, CLT, ATL & YUL)

Love reading trip reports from pilots. Thank you!

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by N62NA
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EWR displaced threshold
Replies: 18
Views: 4277

Re: EWR displaced threshold

The runways were shorter back then. 4L/22R was built in 1970 and was only 7,000 feet when it was first constructed and 22R only started where Taxiway W is today. It only increased to its current length - 11,000 feet - in 2000 (the 4L end was lengthened in the early 90s). And quite interesting that ...

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by N62NA
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runway Ops
Replies: 15
Views: 2140

Parallel Runway Ops

I've noticed at many airports (MIA, LAX to name two) that have parallel runways where one is used for landings and the other for takeoffs, that the plane that will be taking off "lines up and waits" until the plane landing on the runway next to it has almost touched down. Is this because t...

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by N62NA
Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR To No Longer Be Considered NYC Airport
Replies: 108
Views: 18133

EWR To No Longer Be Considered NYC Airport

Per IATA, starting on October 3, 2022 EWR will no longer be considered a NYC airport! https://twitter.com/tdh18ny/status/1567600786791714826?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1567600786791714826%7Ctwgr%5E8f4867cb982640e7374d8214c0ad4fc4f16aeb24%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2...

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by N62NA
Tue Aug 30, 2022 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2415
Views: 526998

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

A full flight isn't necessarily a profitable flight... I highly doubt you will see CLT-HNL return. HNL is easily served over DFW/PHX/LAX. CLT-HNL-CLT essentially eats up a frame for 24 hours. In that same 24 hours, a plane can do several Caribbean and/or Continental US segments, and likely earn mor...

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by N62NA
Wed Aug 24, 2022 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2415
Views: 526998

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

A note about all this 321T/321X drama: Why would they use the XLR on transcon routes? This is not my specialty, but it would seem that there would be too much range and too much cargo space eaten up for such a short flight. A subfleet of 321N-321TN if you will-seem much better equipped for this mis...

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by N62NA
Wed Aug 24, 2022 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird approach and aborted landing to SYR
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: Weird approach and aborted landing to SYR

Yeah, they should have headed a bit further north along Onondaga Lake before turning east towards the airport.

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by N62NA
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avgeek who doesn't enjoy flying ?
Replies: 30
Views: 3856

Re: Avgeek who doesn't enjoy flying ?

My 2 cents - I’m much more excited for my flights when they’re on exciting equipment…. A flight on an a320 or 737 is hardly exciting. I’ll go out if my way and pay more to book 757s and widebodies when possible. If I was flying 737s and a320s on LLCs all the time I wouldn’t enjoy it either. I usual...

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by N62NA
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dinner on LAX/SFO-JFK/MIA Red-Eye Flights!
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Dinner on LAX/SFO-JFK/MIA Red-Eye Flights!

I'm booked in a few weeks on an AA red-eye flight LAX-MIA that leaves LAX at 11:20pm and the meal offerings in J (and F) are a full dinner, as one would expect on flights departing during, well, dinner hours and NOT close to midnight on this route. I checked and the AA red-eye flights to JFK are ser...

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by N62NA
Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1938
Views: 401986

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Hopefully Piedmont gets the youngest frames and can delay the inevitable a little longer. I’m not arguing the point at all, but at technical level*, couldn’t they keep rotating the frames in and out of MZJ until they all ran out of time? There’s got to be collectively hundreds of thousand of green ...

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by N62NA
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 473
Views: 126580

Re: AF to resume EWR service from 12/12

A 280 seat 772 is too much but BF can fill a 411 seat A350 pretty well? Not sure what your question is. Nobody has mentioned the A350 (yet). You claimed that the 772 would be too much aircraft for AF. I responded by saying if a 772 with 280 is too much aircraft, how can Frenchbee fill a whole A350 ...

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by N62NA
Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 473
Views: 126580

Re: AF to resume EWR service from 12/12

SkyTeam has a minimal presence at EWR these days, so there won't be any feed to this flight. And, looking at the history of this route, it went from AF 747 in the beginning and was progressively downgauged over the years, ending up on a DL 763 before being dropped. That's why I think a 772 is too m...

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by N62NA
Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 473
Views: 126580

Re: AF to resume EWR service from 12/12

Surprised it's going to be the 777-200. I would have thought A330-200 would be more appropriate given the difficulty they are going to have attracting customers on this new flight. The A332s are mostly used to Africa, but why would they have difficulty attracting customers for this flight necessari...

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by N62NA
Fri Jul 29, 2022 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 473
Views: 126580

Re: AF to resume EWR service from 12/12

Surprised it's going to be the 777-200. I would have thought A330-200 would be more appropriate given the difficulty they are going to have attracting customers on this new flight.

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by N62NA
Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta, United approved for new CPT routes
Replies: 53
Views: 10789

Re: Delta, United approved for new CPT routes

Did AA not even bother applying? This is disappointing as it keeps it "difficult" to fly USA to South Africa on OneWorld.

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by N62NA
Mon Jul 11, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2415
Views: 526998

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Desperately, selfishly hoping for MIA-South Africa. I know its been talked about to death here but hell, anything AA South Africa would be nice. But worst case I'd be happy to settle for connecting thru DOH in the QSuite. That would be nice! I did MIA-JFK on AA, JFK-DOH-JNB on QR Qsuite earlier thi...

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by N62NA
Thu Jul 07, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 88
Views: 14592

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2022

Qantas to launch flights from Perth to Johannesburg from November 1st. The route to be operated 3x weekly by A330-200. The existing Sydney - Johannesberg service to go daily from 4x weekly. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2022/06/24/qantas-to-launch-flights-from-perth-to-jakarta-a...

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by N62NA
Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 317
Views: 62003

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022

twaconnie wrote:
Plenty of room at the MAT 6 gates and 4 widebody capable


4 widebody capable gates at the MAT? I wonder why they ever put them THERE.

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by N62NA
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa lost its 5 star rating
Replies: 49
Views: 10511

Re: Lufthansa lost its 5 star rating

No airline without a 1-2-1 business class should even be considered for 5 stars imho I did my first LH long haul flight back in May of this year. It was on the 748 JNB-FRA in Business (lower deck). Honestly, besides the wonderful flight attendant serving us, everything else about the flight was a d...

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by N62NA
Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejected photo - Curious what you all think would be the reason
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Rejected photo - Curious what you all think would be the reason

wiggy wrote:
Try giving it a little less contrast and see if that helps.


Will do, thanks!

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by N62NA
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejected photo - Curious what you all think would be the reason
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Rejected photo - Curious what you all think would be the reason

Thanks everyone for giving your opinions. The sole reason it was rejected was for: Contrast

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by N62NA
Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejected photo - Curious what you all think would be the reason
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Rejected photo - Curious what you all think would be the reason

wiggy wrote:
It looks a little over sharpened to me.


Thanks for the reply. That wasn't the reason for the rejection though.

I'll give it another day or two to see if anyone else stops by with a comment, then I'll let you know what the reason given was.

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by N62NA
Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejected photo - Curious what you all think would be the reason
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Rejected photo - Curious what you all think would be the reason

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 7107f0a7d9
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Before I post the one reason why it was rejected, I'm interested to see what you guys/gals can come up with as a reason:

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 7107f0a7d9

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by N62NA
Fri Jun 10, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Comair (South Africa) suspended ops, to be liquidated
Replies: 45
Views: 13066

Re: UPDATE: Comair (South Africa) suspended ops, to be liquidated

Such sad news. I was fortunate enough to fly them a little over a month ago, JNB-CPT and CPT-JNB in business class. The flight attendants were great, the hot meal service was fantastic and the planes were in great condition (at least the cabins were). On-time departures on both flights.

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by N62NA
Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Opens Section of New LGA Terminal 6/4/22
Replies: 20
Views: 3756

Re: DL Opens Section of New LGA Terminal 6/4/22

I lived there for years and regularly used the AirTrain at JFK. E train or LIRR to Jamaica were way faster than a car in traffic, especially during rush hour. I was definitely not alone. Avoiding the Belt and the Van Wyck were worth it. Sadly these days, avoiding the increased crime on the subway, ...

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by N62NA
Mon May 30, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 66
Views: 12875

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2022

maverick4002 wrote:
Whats happening in MIA today? It looks like almost all of the flights tonight on AA, and some other airlines, are severely delayed


We had a lot of very active weather conditions here in South Florida yesterday. Things started moving again around 6:30pm local time.

Summer is here in South Florida!

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