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by packcheer
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is SWA Doing In Atlanta?
Replies: 24
Views: 9820

RE: How Is SWA Doing In Atlanta?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/grain" class="quote" target="_blank">grain</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>and only 2 or 3 were booked under 100, out of 15...

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by packcheer
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Aircraft Launch Time In A Carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 22473

RE: Aircraft Launch Time In A Carrier

I have no idea what the maximum rate would be, and I have no idea how long a carrier could sustain this, but I found this video of a carrier launching 3 Tomcats in fairly quick succession. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=689RBtUEdQM&feature=related" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com...

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by packcheer
Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And US Buying Joint Domain Names For Merger?
Replies: 91
Views: 23495

RE: AA And US Buying Joint Domain Names For Merger?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ETinCaribe" class="quote" target="_blank">ETinCaribe</a> (<a href="#72" class="quote">Reply 72</a>):<br/><i>BTW, just b/c you registered a domai...

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by packcheer
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And US Buying Joint Domain Names For Merger?
Replies: 91
Views: 23495

RE: AA And US Buying Joint Domain Names For Merger?

Just thought i'd mention it here since I see it having some impact on the discussion... It seems that many combinations of <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and United and Delta are also purchased. Currently another thread on it, but I thought it was worth mentioning. To me it se...

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by packcheer
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Penguins Fly DL F To New York
Replies: 32
Views: 10090

RE: Penguins Fly DL F To New York

I bet DL has special procedures for transporting animals like these on a flight.

I was on an AA flight with a pair of monkeys one time, they flew in F also.

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by packcheer
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Forward Facing Windows On A380 UD: Possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 6388

RE: Forward Facing Windows On A380 UD: Possible?

I didn't know the A380 cockpit was on a "mid level" in the aircraft. Does anyone have pictures of that area? I'm not asking about pictures of the cockpit, I'm asking about the area behind the cockpit leading up to the door. I'm an very used to seeing the area on most boeing and airbus aircraft, but ...

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by packcheer
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Belly Landing W/ Evac.
Replies: 55
Views: 32423

RE: EWR Belly Landing W/ Evac.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/loggat" class="quote" target="_blank">loggat</a> (<a href="#53" class="quote">Reply 53</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> People like you a...

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by packcheer
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merger Or Acquisition?
Replies: 5
Views: 2747

RE: Merger Or Acquisition?

By the same token, in most operations circles, current airline situations are almost always mergers. Acquisitions, in Airlines, in my opinion really only happen during bankruptcy. Think about <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> purchasing TWA, and selling large parts of the fleet, ...

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by packcheer
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could The US Regional Industry Collapse?
Replies: 93
Views: 13788

RE: Could The US Regional Industry Collapse?

I know it's a long shot, but I would really like to see the major airlines bring the smaller aircraft online and operate them all under the main airline's banner with no Connection, express, eagle, etc in the title. I would love for an airline to step up, include the little jets in their strategy, a...

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by packcheer
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA/FL Extend Fall 2012 Schedule
Replies: 35
Views: 7721

RE: SWA/FL Extend Fall 2012 Schedule

At what point will customers be able to have one ticket for both airlines? The move for <acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), USA - Iowa">DSM</acronym> from <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> to <acronym title="C...

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by packcheer
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New WN Special Scheme?
Replies: 45
Views: 9692

RE: New WN Special Scheme?

Why not a dreamliner inspired paint job? Same wavyness, adjusted to Southwest colors on the first 738 to be delivered.

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by packcheer
Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 767 EIN-DSM-HHN on 10 Feb?
Replies: 15
Views: 5313

Atlas Air 767 EIN-DSM-HHN on 10 Feb?

We also had a Miami air charter that I saw from Fort Bliss/El Paso, TX. I would bet there was some moving around going on..

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by packcheer
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List Things Airport Security Took From You
Replies: 46
Views: 9674

RE: List Things Airport Security Took From You

I made 6 trips this year with a 2 inch knife in carry on. I didn't know it was in there until before my 7th trip I happened to stick my hand in the bottom of my bag and feel it while I was in my office right before heading to the airport. I'm glad I found it, but I'm also a little scared that I made...

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by packcheer
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Israeli Tankers For Possible Strike On Iran
Replies: 69
Views: 17936

RE: Israeli Tankers For Possible Strike On Iran

Why can't they lease one and repaint it. If they are set on attacking Iran, I wouldn't put it past them to just repaint one, or three... or more

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by packcheer
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Unveils New Boarding Pass Design -PIC
Replies: 67
Views: 27652

RE: Delta Unveils New Boarding Pass Design -PIC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Cubsrule" class="quote" target="_blank">Cubsrule</a> (<a href="#51" class="quote">Reply 51</a>):<br/><i> But these ridiculous times are useless....

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by packcheer
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Happens At The Gate When Boarding Is Done?
Replies: 18
Views: 11389

RE: What Happens At The Gate When Boarding Is Done?

With all the departures over the course of a day at an airport, how often to these issues come up?

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by packcheer
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAT FA Fell 35K Ft May Have Only Fallen 2.4K Ft
Replies: 28
Views: 15998

RE: JAT FA Fell 35K Ft May Have Only Fallen 2.4K Ft

I have not studied this incident, so I'm asking blindly here... What classifies as a "fall"? The article says she was found among the wreckage, so how is this different from "just" surviving the crash? Whether it was 35,000 ft and exploded, or 2,400 ft and shot down, if she was falling, wouldn't she...

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by packcheer
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 763 At ATL
Replies: 15
Views: 6880

RE: AA 763 At ATL

Flight aware says it was <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> and diverted to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (...

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by packcheer
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 767-300ER Routes
Replies: 47
Views: 16675

RE: American 767-300ER Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Paul787" class="quote" target="_blank">Paul787</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>AA90 DEP <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare ...

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by packcheer
Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Interested In Acquiring AMR?
Replies: 291
Views: 42496

RE: DL Interested In Acquiring AMR?

Think about this from the other side. If <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is in a position to be taking bids (depending on how the Chapter 11 stuff starts working out), I don't see how the government can say no. If <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> makes the be...

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by packcheer
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tall Flier Decries Extra Legroom Fee
Replies: 62
Views: 6800

RE: Tall Flier Decries Extra Legroom Fee

I completely agree that Tall people should have to pay more if they need it! That being said, I am only 6'2" and there are some airlines and aircraft where i physically can not fit from my butt as far back as possible to my knees needing to be at some point past the back of the seat in front of me. ...

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by packcheer
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Q? When Flying East To West.
Replies: 5
Views: 4184

RE: Crew Q? When Flying East To West.

I'm not sure <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> - <acronym title="Johannesburg - OR Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym> is a good Example, that's a long North to South flight that only changes 2 time zones. It quite lit...

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by packcheer
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde - Depressurization Risk
Replies: 19
Views: 10555

RE: Concorde - Depressurization Risk

What is required to trigger an Auto Descent? Any pressure issues, loss of pressure, cabin altitute?

What if there is a fault in the system of 15,000' is too low? (over a mountain range, etc) can the crew stop it if needed?

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by packcheer
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What About A New 757NGX?
Replies: 42
Views: 8075

RE: What About A New 757NGX?

I agree with everyone so far. But, I think that in the future the demand for a narrowbody to do long work will be needed. The company that can figure out a light, narrowbody, with a long range will most likely have a good seller on their hands. It may not be the 10,000 aircraft wonder that the 737 a...

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by packcheer
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cancelling FL Transcon Red-eyes...
Replies: 48
Views: 15826

RE: WN Cancelling FL Transcon Red-eyes...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyASAGuy2005" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyASAGuy2005</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>I'm still not following. Time ...

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by packcheer
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Different Max. FL For 747-8I And 747-8F?
Replies: 10
Views: 8233

RE: Why Different Max. FL For 747-8I And 747-8F?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Starlionblue" class="quote" target="_blank">Starlionblue</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>On pax aircraft it is often limite...

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by packcheer
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: EAS - Lifeline Or Waste?
Replies: 151
Views: 9897

RE: CNN: EAS - Lifeline Or Waste?

First, I agree that EAS needs to be seriously reconsidered. But for all of you quoting Athens as less than 90 miles to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>... Have any of you seriously tried to drive that? It...

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by packcheer
Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lahso Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

RE: Lahso Questions

How common are they at major airports?

CLT for example? would LAHSO be a common thing there, or just not an uncommon thing, or is it completely rare?

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by packcheer
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Military Leaving Iraq - Airlift
Replies: 16
Views: 7088

RE: US Military Leaving Iraq - Airlift

I heard this morning that there was about 4,000 troops left in Iraq, and most have already withdrawn to Kuwait. I'm not sure if this means there are 4,000 left in Iraq and an additional whole bunch in Kuwait, or if it means msot of those 4,000 are already in Kuwait. Either way, the news showed a <ac...

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by packcheer
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash In AR, Two Coaches From OSU Killed
Replies: 19
Views: 19204

RE: Plane Crash In AR, Two Coaches From OSU Killed

We have a King Air for our short trips (Iowa State). I'm just the cheerleading coach, so I don't use it, but I live next to Ames Municipal and it's around alot. <table border="0" width="102" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=91831&filename=1321631802EBpb6z.jpeg" t...

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by packcheer
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL To Launch ACC-ABV Service
Replies: 26
Views: 10286

RE: DL To Launch ACC-ABV Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/catiii" class="quote" target="_blank">catiii</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>This will answer that: <a href="http://image...

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by packcheer
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran Cockroach Lawsuit
Replies: 35
Views: 5762

RE: Air Tran Cockroach Lawsuit

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/b727fa" class="quote" target="_blank">b727fa</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>Just a nice word for "roach."</i></font></td...

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by packcheer
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex MD11 Flight CGN To GSP?
Replies: 6
Views: 3478

RE: Fedex MD11 Flight CGN To GSP?

I would guess it's for BMW. BMW has a HUGE relatively new plant in the Upstate

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by packcheer
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 587 Anniversary. No Major Crashes In 10 Years.
Replies: 36
Views: 12768

RE: AA 587 Anniversary. No Major Crashes In 10 Years.

AA had a pretty significant over run in the Caribbean not to long ago... I don't think there were any fatalaties, but I believe they lost an airframe in the accident..

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by packcheer
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Use Of Cellphones While Taxiing
Replies: 59
Views: 11091

RE: Ground Use Of Cellphones While Taxiing

They saw someone using it from their seat and reminded everyone.

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by packcheer
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pony On A Plane AirTran ATL-DTW 10-13-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 19509

RE: Pony On A Plane AirTran ATL-DTW 10-13-2011

There seems to be a lot of talk of emotional support animals.....

In the picture in the original post, the miniature pony has the long handle on it for a person with a visual disability, just like a dog might wear.

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by packcheer
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multilingual Announcement For Int'l Flights
Replies: 71
Views: 16968

RE: Multilingual Announcement For Int'l Flights

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Lucce" class="quote" target="_blank">Lucce</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Announcement's however are made in Finnish, Sw...

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by packcheer
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Gets DOT Approval For LGA Slot Swap
Replies: 116
Views: 14919

Delta Gets DOT Approval For LGA Slot Swap

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kcrwflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">kcrwflyer</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>I could be wrong, but I'd think <acron...

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by packcheer
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SF Fleetweek "11 Question
Replies: 4
Views: 4550

RE: SF Fleetweek "11 Question

Do the Blue Angels normally land for a pit stop, or an overnight and refuel, or will they air to air refuel and make it in one flight from Oceana to San Fran?

Or is there no normally and no one knows?

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by packcheer
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dreams, The Re-launch Of EOS.
Replies: 13
Views: 5012

RE: Dreams, The Re-launch Of EOS.

If money isn't an issue, why not set them up in multiple locations? <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>, <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Ar...

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by packcheer
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College Football Charters
Replies: 63
Views: 9053

RE: College Football Charters

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/IPFreely" class="quote" target="_blank">IPFreely</a> (<a href="#57" class="quote">Reply 57</a>):<br/><i>Most conferences limit the size of a tra...

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by packcheer
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Minimum ATL Connection Time
Replies: 7
Views: 5625

RE: Minimum ATL Connection Time

Thanks guys, I used to live by <acronym title="Columbia - Metropolitan (CAE / KCAE), USA - South Carolina">CAE</acronym> so I'm quite used to the <acronym title="Columbia - Metropolitan (CAE / KCAE), USA - South Carolina">CAE</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The ...

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by packcheer
Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Minimum ATL Connection Time
Replies: 7
Views: 5625

RE: Minimum ATL Connection Time

Excellent though, no I haven't looked at concourses

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by packcheer
Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Minimum ATL Connection Time
Replies: 7
Views: 5625

Minimum ATL Connection Time

First: I am an experienced traveler and know what I am doing Second: I am worried about the things I can not control I am booking a flight on Delta for Friday September 16th <acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), USA - Iowa">DSM</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackso...

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by packcheer
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Americans - Who Do You See As The National Carrier
Replies: 20
Views: 5956

RE: Americans - Who Do You See As The National Car

The only problem I have with <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is that whereever I've lived, they have much more limited options and availability than many other airlines that serve my airports. For that reason I consider Delta the "national carrier" because for as long as i can ...

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by packcheer
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Efficiency Vs Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 4098

Efficiency Vs Numbers

So I couldn't think of a better title... but here's the question. It seems as though in military aviation, most governments want dedicated aircraft that are as efficient as possible for their mission. Along with that desire comes program delays, cost over runs, high unit cost, and alot of other "red...

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by packcheer
Thu May 26, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F117 At Northolt?
Replies: 12
Views: 5258

RE: F117 At Northolt?

No offensive weapons?

That we know of.......


On the flip side, I would consider some GBU's as Offensive weapons... Not air-to-air, but for sure they can be offensive.

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by packcheer
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Landing Clearance: When To Go Around?
Replies: 49
Views: 10531

RE: No Landing Clearance: When To Go Around?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CX+Flyboy" class="quote" target="_blank">CX Flyboy</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> You make an...

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by packcheer
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Award Ticket: Did United Scam Me Here?
Replies: 44
Views: 6968

RE: Award Ticket: Did United Scam Me Here?

Lets pretend for a minute that you aren't buying an award ticket. You go online, search for a route that you have to travel on, on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s website. 9 options come up. 7 of them show up for $200 + taxes, 1 shows up for $400 + taxes, and 1 shows up for $59...

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by packcheer
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Carrying On A Tri-pod
Replies: 19
Views: 3817

Carrying On A Tri-pod

Hey there, did a search for this, and the topic that came up was over 5 years old. Easy question, I'm flying from <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> to <acronym title="Helsinki - Vantaa (HEL / EFHK), Finland">HEL</acronym> on <acronym ...

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