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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's New ATL-PVG Service Starts Today (July 20)
Replies: 10
Views: 3070

Re: DL's New ATL-PVG Service Starts Today (July 20)

So I looked up the return flight DL 186 that is scheduled to depart from PVG on July 22 at 12:30PM local time. It is the inbound plane that is flying back to ATL. So the 77L sits at PVG for 17+ hours? That is a waste of time and money. Same thing with the A359 from DTW and the B763 from SEA. Looks l...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ
Replies: 38
Views: 8768

Re: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ

I believe the offshoring to the Pune area has slowed and as fewer new offices open and older offices are established, fewer people have to travel back and forth. One of my past companies had an office there and we always just flew people to DEL and took a car to Pune rather than dealing with and pa...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights
Replies: 53
Views: 9063

Re: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights

Bedbugs were found on a BA 747-400 YVR-LHR last year, it can happen anywhere. https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/british-airways-apologizes-to-bed-bug-bitten-travellers-1.3639119 Canadian metropolitan areas with large Indo-Canadian populations: City Province Indian Percentage Toronto Ontario 572,250 10....

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ
Replies: 38
Views: 8768

Re: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ

MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
Figured this would happen eventually unfortunately.

Wondering why. The route ran for almost a decade. I believe it had started in 2008.
3x weekly was a nice frequency for PNQ. I think the auto industry related corporate fliers preferred flying out of PNQ instead of having to drive to BOM.

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ
Replies: 38
Views: 8768

LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ

Looks like LH has discontinued the FRA-PNQ service operated by Privatair I was booked to fly DTW-FRA-PNQ on September 19th but got an email saying I was rerouted DTW-FRA-DEL-PNQ. When I looked at the summer 2018 and winter 2019 timetables on the LH website, PNQ is not even listed as a destination fr...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights
Replies: 53
Views: 9063

Re: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights

Does the same plane fly BOM-EWR all the time? I don't think so. So how is that we have not heard of the complaints on other long haul routes?

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's New ATL-PVG Service Starts Today (July 20)
Replies: 10
Views: 3070

Re: DL's New ATL-PVG Service Starts Today

Overthecascades wrote:
Hope it does better this time. The timing at both ends seems decent for connecting. How many Domestic code share flights does DL have on MU in PVG?

What do you mean by does better this time? Did DL fly ATL-PVG before?

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's New ATL-PVG Service Starts Today (July 20)
Replies: 10
Views: 3070

DL's New ATL-PVG Service Starts Today (July 20)

https://news.delta.com/new-atlanta-shanghai-service-links-top-us-aviation-hub-china-business-capital DL starts its new ATL-PVG service today. DL185 and DL186 will be operated by the B77L. The flight took off on time from ATL. The inbound equipment came from JNB. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...

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by DTWLAX
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147722

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

If Delta really wants to capture this market, I would wonder if it would be in its best interest to have an early morning departure from JFK, with a flight that originates in ATL around 11:30 AM, arriving at JFK at 2:00 AM, then pushing back at JFK for BOM at about 4:45 AM with arrival into BOM aro...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?
Replies: 39
Views: 8579

Re: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?

Denver not as much, but SLC is a Delta hub, they could have sent a Delta 767 or something to AMS for those 744 pax, but then you have the issue of tools not being there to repair the 747 and no maitnince backs near by (LAX,ATL,etc) DL is not going to put extra equipment to cover for a KLM flight. A...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air France A380 Question - Exit Row Seats 10/11
Replies: 7
Views: 1002

Re: Air France A380 Question - Exit Row Seats 10/11

Believe the A380 does not have the latest AF cabin among other things, but am curious if anyone has sat in these seats and can advise? I've watched a few YouTube videos on it, but curious to get others' experience. Thanks. What do you mean by the 380 does not have the latest AF cabin? Talking about...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147722

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

dtw2hyd wrote:

ATL

Pilot program showed DMs cannot stand the sight of Palak Paneer

Where did you get that from? Do you have a source?

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?
Replies: 39
Views: 8579

Re: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?

Looks like the inbound from AMS had some issues as well since it left AMS 2 hours late.

Made more sense to go back to LAX than any other airport since there are more options for accomodating passengers the next day on other flights like DL, KL and AF - not possible at SLC or DEN.

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI to India in 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 4387

Re: FI to India in 2019

What .... ??? Wow Air has already announced flights to DEL !! I don't think Iceland - Delhi could be served by 2 competing carriers at current traffic levels !! Unless they have some incredible plan to siphon off India-US pax, by bypassing Schengen transit visa requirements or something like that. ...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where the busiest airport is not in or near the capital
Replies: 34
Views: 2587

Re: Countries where the busiest airport is not in or near the capital

Sydney is the busiest airport in Australia but the capital is Canberra

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14814

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

devron wrote:

Amazing, These JV are really paying off.

Am I correct 9 daily flights to LHR = 11%

Thus 3 destination =50% of all flights

Yes 9 daily DL departures. Much more if you include VS flights

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147722

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

To summarize what people said earlier, ATL has the advantages of way more connections and no non-stop competition. JFK has more of a passenger base and is closer/“on the way” from more cities but also competitors. ATL and/or BOM might provide incentives for that service. I would say ATL’s chances a...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147722

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

muralir wrote:

Also, MAA has european connections thru FRA, LHR, CDG (via Jet) but you're right, probably fewer O&D than BLR

That's correct. MAA does have FRA, LHR and CDG flights. I got confused between MAA and PNQ when I mentioned the flight to FRA

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by DTWLAX
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147722

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

ADrum23 wrote:

BLR doesn’t have a flight to AMS, it has LHR, CDG and FRA on BA, AF and LH respectively.

I do wonder when/if we’ll see a direct BLR-USA flight.

Yes it does. Jet Airways flies BLR-AMS

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by DTWLAX
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best/Easiest connection on DELTA from Europe to SAN
Replies: 18
Views: 1318

Re: Best/Easiest connection on DELTA from Europe to SAN

The most convenient according to me would be SAN - LAX - AMS/CDG/LHR and you would get MQMs all the way. With DL in T2/T3 at LAX now, easier to get to TBIT for the double daily KL and AF flights. VS still uses T2 so that is convenient as well. After LAX, I would go with DTW or MSP over SLC/SEA due t...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147722

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

As an ORD guy I have no dog in this race of who gets the origin, but I'm curious why they wouldn't decide on somewhere else like BLR or MAA on the India side. If the whole point is to focus on premium O&D (since connecting traffic from the rest of the country have plenty of 1-stop options) and ...

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by DTWLAX
Wed May 30, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 57
Views: 9677

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

What about BOS and SFO? Does VS not operate them in the winter?

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by DTWLAX
Wed May 30, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147722

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

ATL has one-stop to 12 Indian airports DTW has one-stop to 4 Indian airports. A non-stop to BOM/DEL also adds one-stops to 35-40 Indian airports Can you list the airports? Not to nitpick, but I count 13 from ATL and 5 from DTW. A nonstop to BOM/DEL from anywhere in the USA will serve the same numbe...

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by DTWLAX
Wed May 30, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147722

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

For pax of Indian citizenship, transiting in UK requires a transit visa, which is a hassle to get. Many avoid transiting in LHR also because of the additional screening and the terminal setup, but the transit visa a big deterrent from the Indian and H1B point of sale. That is not true. Passengers o...

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by DTWLAX
Sun May 20, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Max Flyover Country (bragging rights?)
Replies: 14
Views: 1444

Re: Max Flyover Country (bragging rights?)

India? Will all the Europe to South East Asia and Australia flights

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by DTWLAX
Sun May 20, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 23034

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

dmstorm22 wrote:
AI also has now added non-stops to SFO and LAX.

AI was supposed to start LAX in Oct 2017. They have not yet done that. We will see if and when that happens

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by DTWLAX
Sun May 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB
Replies: 53
Views: 11160

Re: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB

*DL JFK-SNA NOV 0>0.9 DEC 0>0.8 JAN 0>0.8 DL makes a comeback on this route after about 8 years. What equipment will they be using? The last time DL operated the route they used the 737-700. I am guessing it will be the 757 this time around. DL has been using the 757 for DTW-SNA Nice to see SNA bei...

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by DTWLAX
Sat May 19, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attention Spotters: VS 747 at LGB
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Re: ATTN SPOTTERS: VS 747 at LGB

alfa164 wrote:
My bet is a charter for the Royal Wedding. Any doubters? If you like to see a 747 in VS colors, now is the time!

If it is a charter for the Royal Wedding, it is surely not making it back in time for the wedding.

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by DTWLAX
Tue May 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 631
Views: 77490

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

FYI - The JV is in effect now. Delta updated its page to reflect that KE is now a Tier 1 partner. That's great news! Where on the website does DL show the different tiered partners after the website refresh? It used to be under airline partners but now I only see the partners and the miles earning ...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM 787-9 economy rows 16-18
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: KLM 787-9 economy rows 16-18

:alert: Be aware, this is a rip off by KLM - especially in row 16! As the seats up to row 15 have a greater recline, you will get the worst seats in the house with less legroom IF the person in row 15 is fully reclining the seat and smashing his backrest literally in your face! And for that you sho...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Airlines (6E) President Resigns
Replies: 34
Views: 4046

Indigo Airlines (6E) President Resigns

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/aditya-ghosh-to-step-down-as-president-of-indigo-from-july-31-2559409.html Aditya Ghosh, president of IndiGo Airlines, has resigned to pursue other ventures. Big loss for IndiGo. He has been instrumental in the growth of the airline and a major contributor ...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 78
Views: 8088

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

I would love to see the following happening (with B737Max)!!: http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=jai-auh-cdg,ccu-auh-ams,cok-auh,auh-lhr,amd-auh,nag-auh,sxr-auh&MS=wls&MR=540&MX=720x360&PM=* all the routes are well inside the range of Max-8 . How does that help USA traffic? It will still be...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10825

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

I don't think we know all of the facts on these diversions. We don't know what intelligence agencies know and may have passed on to AA. I agree we do not know all the facts about these diversions. But the intelligence agencies are not going to pass on information only to AA. There would be an advis...

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by DTWLAX
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5852

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

Some good candidates... Asia Pacific Jet Airways - Oneworld Hainan Group to Skyteam - I know against conventional wisdom that it should join OW... but if you assume China Southern may join OW one day then Hainan (including HK Airlines) to ST makes sense after CZ make its move Virgin Australia to Sk...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference
Replies: 54
Views: 2469

Re: Dep/Arr Airports you've flown with one letter difference

BOS - BOM (with a connection at AMS)
LAX - LAS multiple times
DTW - DFW
PHL - PHX

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by DTWLAX
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Airports with the greatest regular variety of scheduled Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Current Airports with the greatest regular variety of scheduled Commercial Aircraft

LAX would be up there as well. Just due to the variety of international airlines and the aircrafts they fly into LAX; not to mention the cargo aircrafts and the sheer variety of domestic service.

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by DTWLAX
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 9407

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

KLM B744 PH-BFB on the same route AMS-LAX as KL601 on June 22nd 2010 and again on August 18th 2014 DL A333 N801NW flying BOS-AMS-BOM as DL124 and DL446 on March 21st 2015 and March 22nd 2015. The same aircraft that flew BOS-AMS ended up being the connecting aircraft for AMS-BOM. This was not the ori...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport
Replies: 51
Views: 9419

Re: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport

Anybody from the US able to explain the 1 cent less than 75k? https://youtu.be/s6FkJplgR8c This video explains it all If this video were the only explanation, then why not settle for 1 cent less than a mil? ;) There must be a legal issue regarding the 75k. But I guess it's been answered already. Re...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Fatal Allergic Reaction on AA Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 3686

Re: Near Fatal Allergic Reaction on AA Flight

SO this careless woman decides that at 40k feet is a good time to have her child try a new food? Anyone who thinks it's ok to criticize AA for not having an epi-pen (AFTER the fact mind you) needs to take FULL RESPONSIBILITY for her own offspring and herself and realize that if you have a child you...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Fatal Allergic Reaction on AA Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 3686

Near Fatal Allergic Reaction on AA Flight

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mom-boy-suffered-near-fatal-allergic-reaction-flight-says-airline-didnt-enough-203654081.html Glad the 10 year old received immediate medical attention and hats off to the two teenage girls who helped. I am a little surprised at the connecting flight crew's refusal to...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expands basic economy to transatlantic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 6169

AA expands basic economy to transatlantic flights

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/amer ... nance.html

Would love to see how this goes. I think this is taking basic economy a little too far.
The article also says the fares will be available on BA and other partners.
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https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/amer ... nance.html

Would love to see how this goes. I think this is taking basic economy a little too far.
The article also says the fares will be available on BA and other partners.

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by DTWLAX
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service
Replies: 32
Views: 6106

Re: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service

Excuse me??? LH operates a 748 to Mumbai. Both the cities are equally high yielding. The difference is the demand which is more in BOM as evident. LH is operating the 748 during the winter months. Last summer they used the 744 to fly the route. I agree BOM has higher demand than BLR and that is why...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 2555

Re: KLM 747 fleet

Is KLM still flying BH-BFC? Have a look here: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ph-bfc Because it was grounded for volcano ash way back when does it have less hours and cycles than its other 744s? Huh? Don't understand. I think he's referring to flight KL867 that was forced to make an eme...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 6686

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

Bhoy wrote:

AMS seemed clear enough, but again, Security at gate can make things run late if you're not anticipating queues at boarding.


Didn't AMS move to a centralized security check? I thought the gate security check does not happen anymore.

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by DTWLAX
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency door falls off on landing
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Emergency door falls off on landing

http://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/09/afric ... index.html

This is scary. Good it happened on landing and not mid-air.
Based on some passenger comments, looks like the flight attendants ignored the passengers concerns about the handle coming off or being loose.
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http://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/09/afric ... index.html

This is scary. Good it happened on landing and not mid-air.
Based on some passenger comments, looks like the flight attendants ignored the passengers concerns about the handle coming off or being loose.

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by DTWLAX
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Scheduled technical / refueling stops
Replies: 17
Views: 2273

Re: Current Scheduled technical / refueling stops

Pune - Bucharest - Frankfurt for LH which is operated by a Privatair B737.
FRA-PNQ is a nonstop but the return requires a refueling stop in Romania

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by DTWLAX
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about connection in LAX
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Question about connection in LAX

Keep in mind you have to be on board the aircraft 10 minutes before departure. So effectively your connection time is only 31 minutes. But if both legs are on UA, then UA should be able to hold until you make your connection since that is the last flight out for the day.

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by DTWLAX
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 6686

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

If you are an Indian citizen, make sure that you have a valid H1B stamp in your passport (doesn't matter if you have I-797 extension) else airliines will not even allow you to board flight to LHR. This has nothing to do with BA or other European airlines. If you are traveling to USA and do not have...

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