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by D L X
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25126

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Well, would the fact that he had ISIS propaganda on his phone convince you of his ill intentions? Or maybe also the fact that accompanying that video he said he wanted to kill non-Muslims? “There might be reasons to jail him, but that ain't it.” is what I said. But with that said, I’d need to see i...

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by D L X
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25126

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Judge felt the charges to be serious enough to revoke bail... defendant has visited Iraq as recently as this past March . Umm... he's Iraqi-American. That -American part means he's allowed to travel, and that Iraqi- part means he has pretty dang good reason to travel there. There might be reasons t...

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by D L X
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25126

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Judge felt the charges to be serious enough to revoke bail... defendant has visited Iraq as recently as this past March . Umm... he's Iraqi-American. That -American part means he's allowed to travel, and that Iraqi- part means he has pretty dang good reason to travel there. There might be reasons t...

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by D L X
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 818 compressor stall (or bird strike) video with impressive audio
Replies: 9
Views: 6035

Re: Air China 818 compressor stall (or bird strike) video with impressive audio

Pellegrine wrote:
Brian Kelly also had footage on his IG

A link would be fantastic!

I couldn't find it.

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by D L X
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25126

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

NWADTWE16 wrote:
Could the passengers class action sue American for this? I would think so...thoughts?

No.

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by D L X
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25126

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Having read the article now, I see that he indeed confessed. Not the smartest thing to do to get some overtime, but from there to call him a terrorist is a stretch too far IMO. If a factory worker were upset that wages were low and blew up the factory to send a message to management, would that be ...

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by D L X
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)
Replies: 53
Views: 16444

Re: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)

Where are people getting that an announcement was today? The tweet stated rumors were circling of an announcement very soon, soon can mean many things not necessarily this week. Most of these potential routes are not starting in summer 2020, but potentially late fall/winter 20/21 (at least Oceania)...

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by D L X
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35291

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

https://youtu.be/MXoBc5Swov8

landing
https://youtu.be/mkDXwUFRsBY


1) holy smokes!

2) EVERYTHING is recorded in Russia.

3) impressive putting it down in a field and keeping the cabin intact.
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Armadillo1 wrote:
left engine stalled first, then right hit too and become unstable

take off
https://youtu.be/MXoBc5Swov8

landing
https://youtu.be/mkDXwUFRsBY


1) holy smokes!

2) EVERYTHING is recorded in Russia.

3) impressive putting it down in a field and keeping the cabin intact.

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by D L X
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 44523

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

Perhaps, Hong Kong Airlines should issue travel refunds for all bookings for the rest of the week. Yes, I am aware there are other ways out, I have a plan B and C. Getting from Shenzhen to Shanghai is not that big of a deal, and I can afford it. But, there are going to be a number of lower budget t...

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by D L X
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 110998

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

TTailedTiger wrote:
Yawn. Boring. Why wouldn't they try MIA-JNB and give DL some competition?

Because then you'd all be saying AA is just copying DL again.

(Meanwhile, DL still doesn't serve HKG.)

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by D L X
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 12720

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

These animals belong in crates in the belly. A trained service animal wouldn’t do this. I am sure it was some sort of rat dog that a cheap person slapped a vest on which they purchased from Etsy and declared it to be a service animal. No, you are mistaking the difference between a service animal an...

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by D L X
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 7710

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

slinky09 wrote:
What about the roof that collapsed on the hanger in Washington from heavy snow - was it that?

IIRC, that was Daniel Snyder's plane that was destroyed.

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by D L X
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VERY close shave with BA at Skiathos airport
Replies: 16
Views: 5924

Re: VERY close shave with BA at Skiathos airport

At first, I thought the opening photo was doctored. But then I was able to stop the video at the same spot as the photo. That is a LOOOOOW approach!

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by D L X
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 15047

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

http://imgur.com/gallery/Cj3FzET

LOL!

Okay, I see the problem now. :)
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StinkyPinky wrote:
D L X wrote:
So is there a picture of the offending door seat in this case?


http://imgur.com/gallery/Cj3FzET

LOL!

Okay, I see the problem now. :)

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by D L X
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 15047

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

So is there a picture of the offending door seat in this case?

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by D L X
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 19160

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Heard it was just sold from one organisation to another, the position would be from maintenance for the prepurchase inspection. A frightening thought, but certainly the holes in the Swiss Cheese would have aligned! I have never flown a King Air, I am curious if the rudder trim would not start to be...

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by D L X
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 19160

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

WFAA news in DFW released more video of the crash Monday night 7/15 Must advise the video isn't for the faint of heart :( https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/video-shows-final-moments-of-doomed-flight-from-addisons-airport/287-c07e90d6-eaf5-4d14-85c4-be9a8434f160 Horrifying. They went in inverted. Th...

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by D L X
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75058

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

They can scrap it, AA can convert an existing A321 which probably won’t be cost effective, order or covert an existing new build or do nothing as they are still enough planes to fly the routes. They are ending A321T service from and too BOS. Thanks again. That's too bad about BOS. I hope the JFK ac...

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by D L X
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75058

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Just messaged with a friend at AA JFK MTC, plane is pickled and parked, mums the word on what’s wrong or what decision to be made. Rumor has it wing might be bent. Thanks. That does not sound like it's coming back any time soon, nor does it sound like minor damage. Can a 5 year old A321 economicall...

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by D L X
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75058

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Any update? Has this plane moved yet? It’s now been 3 months.

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by D L X
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 8370

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. 28 posts on this thread so far, and 22 of them are...

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by D L X
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 20753

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

The correct response to filing a report about a pilot asking for alcohol while on duty is NOT to demote the person pointing out a dangerous situation . And BLATANTLY ILLEGAL situation! Korea should make it a crime to attempt to drink alcohol within 24 hours of flying (if that isn't the law already)...

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by D L X
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 20753

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

The correct response to filing a report about a pilot asking for alcohol while on duty is NOT to demote the person pointing out a dangerous situation . And BLATANTLY ILLEGAL situation! Korea should make it a crime to attempt to drink alcohol within 24 hours of flying (if that isn't the law already)...

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by D L X
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 20753

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

Ugh. Obvious kudos to the crew that tried to stop it. Not that I have much of a need to, but I won’t be flying KE until they address this. The problem is going to be hard to ultimately knock because it’s the language. Korean (and Japanese) use different grammars when addressing people senior or juni...

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by D L X
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 9590

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Babyshark wrote:
The blue angels stole the show at the end, that was awesome

They flew directly over my house, too! Lovely.

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by D L X
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 9590

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

We have flyovers at opening day for baseball teams. We have air shows several times a month. There is utterly nothing wrong with a flyover in our most patriotic day. Except for the fact that it was horribly planned, and presented by the president, who sold front row tickets. It would have been great...

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by D L X
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14948

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I am a Captain scheduled to land a plane at 9:10 PM in DCA tonight. I worked on July 4th voluntarily knowing full-well there would be celebration disruptions. If I did not realize this I must have been asleep. Enjoy the celebration! Well, yes! Fireworks at 9:10pm are known years in advance. I don't...

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by D L X
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14948

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

You’ve just confirmed our points here. 1.) Trump can’t keep a secret... Exactly, it was known well in advance his plans for both moved fireworks (back in May) and also the flyovers (over a week ago). Airlines/Airport knew about it. Was July 2 suddenly last week? Because that's when the closure was ...

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by D L X
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14948

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I am sure they worked on this for months now and that airlines were informed in advance. I am sure many of them have removed flights from the booking systems or have simply re-scheduled them. I don't think it's safe to assume this was planned months in advance. For one, Trump can't keep a secret. S...

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by D L X
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14948

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

atcsundevil wrote:

More than likely they'll just be ground stopped. Inevitably there will be a few that won't make the cutoff, and will then have to hold/divert.

That would be a LOOOONG hold for what is likely a short, domestic flight. With the perimeter rule, most flights to DCA are less than 2 hours long.

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by D L X
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14948

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

For those so unfortunate to be stuck at DCA during this horrendous experience, will they be able to at least see the fly overs and/or the fireworks? Who knows about the flyovers, but it's somewhat doubtful. With respect to the fireworks themselves, it is very unlikely that they will be able to see ...

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by D L X
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14948

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

Regardless of politics, can't we all agree that there should have been WAY more than two days' warning? That's the bit that amazes me, surely it would have been much better to have given a lot more notice? Referring to a post above, the RAF 100th anniversary did close Heathrow as the whole flypast ...

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by D L X
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14948

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

dtw9 wrote:
How many of you making comments on this will be personally impacted. Answer. None.


Case in point. This Detroiter doesn’t think anyone actually lives in Washington.

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by D L X
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14948

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

The impact from today’s thunderstorms at DCA was larger and PM thunderstorms are quite common in the DC area from May-August. Again, operationally, the impact is very small. Wait... Antarius just gave you hard data, that AA *alone* will have 46 operations during this period, and you still think it'...

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by D L X
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14948

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

At delta we run 12 flights a day between atlanta and dca. On july 4th we have 7 and only 1 in that window. It probably inconveniences very few, their flight will be delayed like an irop. Theyll be okay. Your political persuasion will determine how you handle it and I'm pretty sure you'll believe yo...

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by D L X
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14948

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I’ve flown in and out of DCA on July 4 a number of times. It’s not as busy as the average weekday but it’s busier than a Sunday. To all the people who aren’t from here, telling us to suck it up, or telling us that it’s no big deal, shhhhhh. Listen. We might have a better understanding of the situat...

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by D L X
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14948

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I’ve flown in and out of DCA on July 4 a number of times. It’s not as busy as the average weekday but it’s busier than a Sunday. To all the people who aren’t from here, telling us to suck it up, or telling us that it’s no big deal, shhhhhh. Listen. We might have a better understanding of the situati...

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by D L X
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14948

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

Just a reminder to users — keep politics out of this thread. Users posting political comments may be warned or banned. Keep the discussion on topic. ✈️ atcsundevil Feel free to disagree with me here, but you’ll be wrong. Under no circumstances is shutting down the nation’s 25th busiest airport with...

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by D L X
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 19160

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Is it a political campaign? It seems that there are people that know who owns this plane. What is preventing people from sharing it? https://nypost.com/2019/07/01/family-of-four-among-victims-of-dallas-plane-crash/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter She work...

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by D L X
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 19160

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Is it a political campaign?

It seems that there are people that know who owns this plane. What is preventing people from sharing it?

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by D L X
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 19160

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

This is going to be a cluster. It's a two-year-old aircraft, and FAA.gov shows the reg as "not assigned/reserved" in the database. It nevertheless took all of 30 seconds to find the entity that owns it and the principals thereof, which gives some insight to who was involved. This is going...

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by D L X
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will AA ever get rid of the Basic Eco?
Replies: 16
Views: 2244

Re: Will AA ever get rid of the Basic Eco?

I don’t mind basic economy, I just wish search engines would continue to search and sort by real economy.

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by D L X
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19
Replies: 23
Views: 4603

Re: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19

I’ve taken a VERY southern route transcon to DC many many times. I’m not sure this is that interesting.

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by D L X
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 11171

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

I mean, google "most famous kentuckians" and the VERY FIRST ENTRY is Muhammad Ali. And who programmed the google algorithm? A bunch of pimple-faced 20-somethings who couldn't tell you the first thing about KY without asking SIRI or searching Pinterest. Sorry but I take Google's "resu...

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by D L X
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 11171

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2019/06/07/louisvilles-muhammad-ali-international-airport-unveils-logo/1378182001/ They revealed the new logo of the airport. According to the logo, the official name is Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Seems a little redundant to rename an a...

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by D L X
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 11171

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

Is there a more famous Kentuckian in the whole world?

No. No there is not.

If the good ole boys have a problem, they should try getting famous.

It is the perfect name for the airport, and I don’t even think it will be particularly controversial.

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by D L X
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 757 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 6
Views: 3134

Re: UA 757 hard landing at EWR

Ouch! Really bent the fuselage near the nose gear there!

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by D L X
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 17303

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

September11 wrote:
Is DCA still "closed" overnight on daily basis?

No. DCA does not "close," but operations are noise restricted.

However, none of the events on this thread happened overnight, to be sure.

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by D L X
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26273

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

AA confirm that they refused to sell IG a spare part just because they are IG: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/06/09/american-airlines-refuses-to-lend-part-to-air-italy-forces-35-hour-delay-for-spite/ Congratulations. You got me to read an article by Gary Leff. Leff wrote "spite....

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