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by PI4EVER
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 18453

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

Interesting observation from these pics. No doors or exits open, no slides deployed. Airplane neatly buttoned up by daylight if this occurred at or near 1am to prepare for removal. An earlier post stated runway still closed as of 8am. Assume no injuries to crew or passengers which is always good news.

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by PI4EVER
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 7259

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

My rare list is based on both props and early jets that are most likely "rare" to fly in these days. I was a military brat who traveled extensively with my parents to various overseas base assignments on both commercial and military aircraft, my own 4 year stint in the Coast Guard aviation...

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by PI4EVER
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 1127

Re: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?

Note as well that food service in the Center is limited to a McDonald's so no other food or beverage is permitted other than a bottle of water. I too enjoyed the outdoor observation during a beautiful day in the Washington area. While not applicable in your case I used the Metro from the DC area to ...

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by PI4EVER
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Window Control by F/As
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: 787 Window Control by F/As

As noted by the AA attendant who stated "they weren't supposed to but do it anyway" appears to be the norm on 787 flights. One segment the windows were dimmed just after reaching 10K feet and remained that way for the duration of a daylight flight to NRT. On the return, the windows were di...

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by PI4EVER
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline's first pure-jet routes
Replies: 26
Views: 1677

Re: Airline's first pure-jet routes

Quoting PI4EVER (Reply # 18), "Capitol Airlines did the same arrangement . . . " PI4EVER, I think you are referring to Capital Airlines, correct? e38 Thank you e38 for being my spellcheck......once again. I've got a mental block now about Capital/Capitol Airlines/Airways so will pay close...

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by PI4EVER
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline's first pure-jet routes
Replies: 26
Views: 1677

Re: Airline's first pure-jet routes

Yes, Yflyer you just answered your own question. NA chartered a Pan American 707 to fly between IDL-MIA to be the first airline in the US to operate a domestic jet flight. Passengers flew on the PA 707, but the flight was numbered and sold as a NA flight. The airplane was used during the day for a r...

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by PI4EVER
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline's first pure-jet routes
Replies: 26
Views: 1677

Re: Airline's first pure-jet routes

PI began Boeing 727-100 flights in March 1967 using 2 leased aircraft from Boeing. Based in Winston-Salem NC (INT) the jets operated multi-stop segments south to ATL and north to LGA and DCA. The airline began taking delivery of new 737-200's in 1968. Complete fleet inventory up to the merger with U...

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by PI4EVER
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA new seat maps
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: AA new seat maps

I'm not aware any 77W has been re-configured with the PE cabin. SeatGuru.com has the new layout on the 772. The A332 has been modified but can only be viewed on AA.com by looking at seat maps on flights from PHL to say CDG, DUB, MUC. The A332 has been removed from SeatGuru so likely being re-written...

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by PI4EVER
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL
Replies: 25
Views: 5788

Re: GRound stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL

And to add to the issues, a line of heavy TSTMS moving into center city PHL at 9pm, and on to airport that will likely affect ops for a couple hours.

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by PI4EVER
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting in ATL
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Connecting in ATL

There is no KLM Crown Lounge in ATL. If eligible you can visit any DL SkyClub in the airport and specifically for international, the SkyClub in Concourse F is located above gate F10 and the Food Court. There is a variety of restaurant and bar services throughout the airport including Concourses E an...

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by PI4EVER
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avoid Flying With Hainan Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 2581

Re: Avoid Flying With Hainan Airlines

I also read your post on your Thai Airways experience. There is a definite pattern here of behavior, but I'm not sure you recognize it. There are several observations to be had in both your posts. I will try not to pass judgment, but strongly suggest you study your actions and responses a bit more c...

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by PI4EVER
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3989

Re: First Flight and Airline?

PI4EVER (Reply # 19), would that actually have been on Capital Airlines (not Capitol) and the enroute stop was at Rocky Mount, NC (RWI)? It is possible Rocky Mount's identifier was RMT in 1951; I think RWI today. e38 I stand corrected due to a typo. It was Capital Airlines, not Capitol Internationa...

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by PI4EVER
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3989

Re: First Flight and Airline?

Capitol Airlines DC-3 between ECG-RMT-RDU in 1951 :old:

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by PI4EVER
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 81
Views: 11549

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

I have medical staff family that works at Mayo in JAX. They have little if any day-to-day with RST and in over 6 years in JAX have traveled to RST only twice to update some type certifications for oncology. There apparently is not a high volume of medical or administrative staff that travel between ...

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by PI4EVER
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fun flying Dublin to Chicago on the American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Main Cabin Extra
Replies: 7
Views: 7896

Re: Fun flying Dublin to Chicago on the American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Main Cabin Extra

You did an excellent trip report. Well written, great pictures and straightforward reporting on AA's service. The cabin pics in particular were great and can be useful to folks who are interested in learning about the plane. It's nice to see AA get kudos when deserved. I too rode a 788 in seat 8A to...

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by PI4EVER
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4676

Re: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

D. I like the blue tail over C since fuselage is orange and yet the S sunburst is still prominent as the logo.

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by PI4EVER
Sat May 19, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Leaving Airport during 5hr Layover SFO-YVR-SYD
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Leaving Airport during 5hr Layover SFO-YVR-SYD

If you end up loosing part of your full 5 hour layover due to a delay or weather is inclement, consider killing some time at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel located directly above the US departures terminal. We spent over 2 hours in the bar simply enjoying a few drinks and food while we watched airplan...

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by PI4EVER
Tue May 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1712

Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

AA also did LAX-AKL, but on my flight the wrong menu cards were loaded so the crew went back to the choice questions, but did make a PA on the choices available in Main Cabin. We teased the F/A as the menu card noted breakfast would include "warm breads and pastries" when in fact the bread...

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by PI4EVER
Tue May 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What If? - Delta Hustles Frst (DFW: 1980s)
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: What If? - Delta Hustles Frst (DFW: 1980s)

DL faced competition, a loyalty to AA from being in the Dallas market for decades, and a sagging financial situation throughout their system. Why do you think they left DFW? They put their money and resources back into Atlanta, and where their traditional market dominance had been. FL became a big m...

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by PI4EVER
Sun May 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 14741

Re: Leaked Sneak Peak: United New Uniforms

Yes back on to the topic. It's an imperfect world. I am sure UA employees will welcome a new fresh look. I'd hope for a bit more color and the addition of wings or company emblem in some form. It is after all an early rendition being unveiled to an employee focus group so likely many tweaks before f...

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by PI4EVER
Wed May 02, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver ATR to SJU?
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU?

The Silver website certainly shows no new service to/from SJU from anywhere in their system. The new May service to/from HSV is shown and in the system to book. Effective May 23. The new ATR service to/from IAH and ORD and MSY via Branson MO is not effective until August. In the meantime, as airplan...

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by PI4EVER
Wed May 02, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 16582

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

This has been going on for decades and the trade/swap policy is generally part of work rules. I made a ton of extra money as a new flight attendant in Washington DC in 1969 working trips F/A's wanted to trade, particularly milk runs that they hated. Kind of fun to see it continues to this day. As lo...

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by PI4EVER
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about Japan Airlines Fare Types
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Question about Japan Airlines Fare Types

JL offers Economy and Premium Economy service on flights to Japan. Go back to the home page of JAL.com and click on "Service and Travel Information" and then click again on "Classes of Service." These links will describe the two classes of service offered and then review the fare...

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by PI4EVER
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hotel search websites.
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Hotel search websites.

I do use search engines such as Google, Trip Advisor, Trivago, Hotels.com and Hotwire to research but then book via the hotel website or direct by phone or email. I do not book on 2nd or 3rd party websites as to risk of who assumes responsibility when something goes wrong with the property or accomm...

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by PI4EVER
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6946

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

Well at least the plane will match the Pepto Bismol that you'll need riding this thing through the skies of the Midwest, TX and FL this summer!

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by PI4EVER
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2875

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

I'm with you RamblinMan. Some comments on this topic are simply ignorant. I flew with my 9 pound dog in a backpack kennel placed under the seat in front of me. I paid a fee for this "privilege" or service provided by the airline. I found it convenient to do so (in lieu of giving away my do...

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by PI4EVER
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Infant Hit by Falling PSU on AA 126 HKG-DFW
Replies: 11
Views: 2849

Re: Infant Hit by Falling PSU on AA 126 HKG-DFW

I read an article posted from the Mother's interview on Sunday from her home where she reported the child was fine, that the AA crew on board did suggest medical assistance at the gate that she declined, and that she simply was a bit put out that AA then failed to do any thorough review or follow-up...

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by PI4EVER
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDT DASH-8-300 Last Day 7-4-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 4906

Re: PDT DASH-8-300 Last Day 7-4-2018

To add to the last day of service on July 4th, there will also be final Dash flights CLT-ROA as well.
All jet in and out of ROA as of July 5.

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by PI4EVER
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread
Replies: 176
Views: 29070

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

I had read in Airliner World that Silver was expecting delivery of their first ATR the latter part of this month. This week, one evening at dusk I would swear I saw an ATR42 departing TPA. It was a high wing propjet, with white flashing strobe lights on each wingtip and on the tailcone. It was too d...

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by PI4EVER
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces ILM-ORD/DCA to counter UA new ORD/IAD services.
Replies: 24
Views: 5904

Re: AA announces ILM-ORD/DCA to counter UA new ORD/IAD services.

Schedules are loaded in AA.com.
Flights from DCA will be operated by TranStates E145 and ORD by Envoy CR7.

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by PI4EVER
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 52515

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

A bit of a departure from the previous posts and topic about B6, NK, etc. I lived in the mid-60's in Port Angeles when West Coast flew DC-3's and F-27's to/from Boeing Field. The service was lost I assume as a result of the AirWest/Hughes Air West combinations and the last scheduled airline service ...

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by PI4EVER
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 13724

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

I just read on an MSN.com/Business posting that Scott Kirby announced to employees on Monday, March 5 the incentive program will be shelved and a new program will be unveiled after they receive and review additional feedback from employee groups. It is a good sign that Willis Tower has their ear to ...

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by PI4EVER
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US West Coast to Australia prior to the 747-400.
Replies: 13
Views: 2039

Re: US West Coast to Australia prior to the 747-400.

I flew a QF Boeing 707-320B in September 1970, boarding in JFK, with stops in SFO, HNL and NAN before arriving SYD and flight continuing to MEL.
The return segment was the same; however, the stop in SFO was overnight w/hotel provided by QF, continuing to JFK and LHR the next
morning.

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by PI4EVER
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 777-200 Premium Economy
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: AA 777-200 Premium Economy

My neighbor is an AA F/A who just worked AA61 between DFW-NRT in the new configuration. She personally tested row 15 and it does recline as with the other rows in PE. She says that PE got the right attention to detail so now seat, food, service etc is a notch above and she hopes you enjoy the flight...

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by PI4EVER
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last Row of First Class on DL: Any Inconveniences?
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: Last Row of First Class on DL: Any Inconveniences?

I flew the 737-700 when there was a bulkhead panel at row 3 and there was recline and little noise or activity from the first row of Y. I did fly the 737-900 and sat in both the last row of F and the first row of Y on separate flights, and while there is now a blue leather curtain divider it does no...

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by PI4EVER
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A quiet place to clear US CBP ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1844

Re: A quiet place to clear US CBP ?

TPA is a piece of cake, and surprisingly PHL can be an easy transition thru customs, bag claim/re-check and exit or transfer to domestic connection. I just went thru PHL from a LHR flight and was thru it, bag claim and walking out to rail platform for commuter train to the 'burbs in less than an hou...

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by PI4EVER
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: Advice

Shubham, I would recommend you pursue finding a job with an airline. You mentioned you worked with a tour company so your experience there may be a consideration for employment in a position that also takes into account your education and interests. Be exposed to the real everyday operational situat...

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by PI4EVER
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 7952

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

US retired their mainline 727-200's in 1995 and the Shuttle fleet was retired in 1999 or early 2000.

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by PI4EVER
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 9832

Re: AA 319 EOW

I'm not going completely off topic, but a funny experience I encountered concerning an EOW aircraft. I was flying an A320 EOW TPA-PHL a couple years ago. A husband trying to impress his wife with his aviation knowledge was seated behind me and chatting away about airplanes, flying and so on. He was ...

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by PI4EVER
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR Long Layover - Which Airport Hotel
Replies: 21
Views: 1801

Re: LHR Long Layover - Which Airport Hotel

Price the Hilton Paddington. Located in the train station, it is super convenient for access to the Heathrow Express train. Rates tend to be pricey, but a great hotel for service and convenience. Access to tube right in the station as well and early a.m. trains to LHR the next morning. Book on-line ...

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by PI4EVER
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!
Replies: 63
Views: 9131

Re: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!

UA operated a 727-100 on the GSO-HSV-LAX flight.

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by PI4EVER
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-Revenue on Concorde?
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

Re: Non-Revenue on Concorde?

I too took advantage of the ID90 and flew JFK-LHR on Concorde and came home on a 747 LHR-IAD. I flew on G-BOAF and have a champagne glass I was given by a F/A with a complimentary bottle of the bubbly she gave us prior to landing. The "normal" dress code for most non-revs included coat and...

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by PI4EVER
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!
Replies: 63
Views: 9131

Re: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!

I flew the UA DC-8-62 "Super 8 to the Aloha State" BWI-HNL in 1970 as a nonrev. I was assigned the last row with just me in it, and the F/A's served the last 2 rows first so I had first choice of meals, seconds on any leftover and what seemed like an unlimited amount of free Primo Hawaiian...

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by PI4EVER
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?
Replies: 23
Views: 3095

Re: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?

This dates back beyond the round of mergers likely being discussed within the last 8-10 years, but there is little doubt that US would have shut down in 2005 had it not been for the buyout/merger/takeover by HP and the Doug Parker team. It was virtually days away from shutting the doors, and that en...

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by PI4EVER
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to introduce premium economy
Replies: 84
Views: 15415

Re: United to introduce premium economy

AA has retained Main Cabin Extra seats with the introduction of Premium Economy. Fare wise in some markets you can fly W/PE at or a few dollars more than Main Cabin and buying the Extra seats. The comparison was only $20 difference on a recent booking to NRT and with the service and amenities of Pre...

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by PI4EVER
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 109
Views: 8615

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

I thought two of the major considerations for the new city was that it have an established mass transit system and existing international airport service. Speculation was that Denver, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Atlanta could meet most those requirements, and cost of ...

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by PI4EVER
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Announces ALB/HPN/PHF to MYR
Replies: 16
Views: 2051

Re: Elite Announces ALB/HPN/PHF to MYR

I can see the ALB and HPN service may have potential for the Spring and Summer, but not convinced PHF will have consistent traffic to MYR to maintain 2 weekly flights. It is in itself a coastal community, and while MYR is obviously a very popular golf and beach resort area, the PHF area has easy dri...

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by PI4EVER
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017: In memoriam
Replies: 20
Views: 3342

Re: 2107: Im memoriam

Maybe "Departed Flights in 2017." With the typo I thought it was a memorial note about a flight 2107.
An easy typo but mods can at least correct the year.

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by PI4EVER
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice on transatlantic J
Replies: 12
Views: 2087

Re: Advice on transatlantic J

Your routing on AA is only via PHL right? The fare would be higher for the nonstop 77W to JFK? The AA product on the 330 is very good and PHL is a relatively easy airport to transit in. If you connection is to an AA Eagle flight on a regional jet you'll walk or bus from Terminal A to F. You can walk...

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by PI4EVER
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many layoffs @ Piedmont post Dash 8 retirement?
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: Many layoffs @ Piedmont post Dash 8 retirement?

If not still, there were F/A position interviews scheduled on the PDT website for PHL-based openings. A neighbors son and daughter interviewed and both accepted for a training class in CLT. They were told they'd be PHL based and would not fly or be trained on the Dash. Both are college educated and ...

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