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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP newest US Destination is IAD
Replies: 31
Views: 4945

Re: TP newest US Destination is....

flyguy84 wrote:
LupineChemist wrote:
What's the schedule, I thought IAD was extremely limited for good slots at the prime times to Europe?

IAD is not slot restricted....


Maybe it was gate space at prime hours then. I remember some sort of capacity restriction.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP newest US Destination is IAD
Replies: 31
Views: 4945

Re: TP newest US Destination is....

What's the schedule, I thought IAD was extremely limited for good slots at the prime times to Europe?

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Technologies focuses on aerospace by spinning off other businesses
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Re: United Technologies focuses on aerospace by spinning off other businesses

Yeah, the thing is the people in charge can get their bonuses now. And honestly, so long as the market to buy troubled companies is somewhat liquid, I don't see the short term thinking as such a problem. Yeah, investors in that company will be screwed but then that should mean that investors in whom...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Brexit Britain close to agreeing open skies deal with US
Replies: 19
Views: 4536

Re: FT: Brexit Britain close to agreeing open skies deal with US

Isn't Easyjet fine in either case because Stelios counts as both UK and EU due to his Cypriot citizenship as well?

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by LupineChemist
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations
Replies: 78
Views: 13588

Re: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations

https://mobile.twitter.com/ethanklapper ... 6095145985

Now that's an oddball strategy. I'm guessing just a trick to up utilization.
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It appears WW has applied to run Miami-Cuba fifth freedom flights

https://mobile.twitter.com/ethanklapper ... 6095145985

Now that's an oddball strategy. I'm guessing just a trick to up utilization.

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by LupineChemist
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Brexit Britain close to agreeing open skies deal with US
Replies: 19
Views: 4536

Re: FT: Brexit Britain close to agreeing open skies deal with US

Considering the deep ties both countries have in maintaining TATL traffic, I couldn't imagine anything else. Considering BA TATL getting into trouble also means trouble for AA and VS is basically DL-Europe, I imagine there was quite a bit of pressure on the US side to get something done soon, as wel...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 35410

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Most people do NOT have their money on China Southern. People here think AT. Over at OMAAT they think PR. Why isn't CZ being considered? I don't suppose CX can block CZ from joining. I believe all 4 Founding members have to agree. AA/BA/CX/QF. There is no way CX would be up for CZ based practically...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 35410

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Aside from the obvious CZ, AS, or AT, it could be IG or EI, too. I believe EI has to join OW if it wants to join the TATL JV.

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by LupineChemist
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 6685

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

Not particularly complex but not that normal. I've connected at both MCO and MSY when flying between ORD and MIA on AA.

Also, done IB to CX at both AMS and CDG between MAD and HKG.

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by LupineChemist
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12031

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

One problem with the BA 777 to MAD is that IB has no Boeing products so if there is a tech issue it can get sideways fast. I had a delay that should have been no more than an hour turn into a 5 hour ordeal for a burst tire since they had issues sourcing it. (though not complaining about the EU261 co...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 25237

Re: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.

I do think the DL 220 IFE is clearly the future by just basically having tablets embedded into the seats that run off of the streaming system I can't imagine that style will become universal over all carriers in the not too distant future. A tablet barely adds to the cost of a seat and you already n...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Interesting Subjects for an Essay on Commercial Aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 2896

Re: Interesting Subjects for an Essay on Commercial Aviation?

Effects of deregulation on US aviation market would be a good one that would be really easy to write many chapters about as there are so many.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Drunk on a Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 11311

Re: Getting Drunk on a Plane

Since when is getting drunk on a plane a punishable offense. I do drink alcohol and I've been pretty blitzed on flights before. What is punishable is aggressive or other anti-social behavior and it's heavily punished because the aviation environment is more strictly regulated in general.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 25237

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

I am based in MAD and try to fly AA in the US. Best I can figure it's a completely different people for those with status. The lounges have gotten much better and MCE is just fine for short haul. IMO, status, and cabin, make the most difference on AA compared with DL and UA. I am DM on DL and EP on...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 25237

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

Honest answer: If you're an elite freq flyer, you won't notice much. You get stuff. But if you're just 'someone' you're not going to get much assistance in irrops, other than the next AA flight, which is often ok. And, no meals/ food vouchers for company caused delays/cancellations other than whats...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 Hub Connection Flow vs Local Enplanement stats
Replies: 21
Views: 5106

Re: US3 Hub Connection Flow vs Local Enplanement stats

Curious that all of DL's mid continent hubs are so low. For UA and AA, ORD, DFW, and IAH are all massive catchment areas so it makes a fair amount of sense, but for DTW, MSP and SLC to all be below that is unexpected to me at least.

Also surprised DEN and PHL aren't on the list.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 25237

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

I’m quite a frequent AA flyer on the BCN-MIA and MIA-GUA and as far as from now, I’d never switch to another airline. Their Business product is great, the brand is surprisingly well managed compared to the industry average and people is professional and prepared. Proud customer here. Agreed. I read...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees
Replies: 49
Views: 7040

Re: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees

Quite a frequent flyer and never happened to me and my family. Our 1.5 year old, of course, is out of question since he needs to be with someone and no airline even dare split a non seat baby form parents. My 13 year old son could be an issue but we never got any issues with Qatar Airways, BA, Easy...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX New Satellite Concourse
Replies: 77
Views: 16314

Re: LAX New Satellite Concourse

One question I haven't seen answered is how the TBIT security checkpoint facilities and staff will be improved to handle the increased volume. It's already strained during peak times, and even more so when the drug dogs are brought out that close PreCheck. Getting more airlines participating in pre...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees
Replies: 49
Views: 7040

Re: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees

Quite a frequent flyer and never happened to me and my family. Our 1.5 year old, of course, is out of question since he needs to be with someone and no airline even dare split a non seat baby form parents. My 13 year old son could be an issue but we never got any issues with Qatar Airways, BA, Easy...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX New Satellite Concourse
Replies: 77
Views: 16314

Re: LAX New Satellite Concourse

How does LAX plan on expanding check-in counter space in TBIT? The plan at one point was to expand into the adjacent parking structure. Yup, the original plans for the "new" TBIT, when they were announced in 2009-10, showed a huge new landside building occupying the site of the parking st...

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by LupineChemist
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV
Replies: 45
Views: 8652

Re: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV

This is an interesting double play with WW. They definitely have interesting aircraft utilization options now and can put WW's 330s running EU to S. America on a similar business model on a smaller scale while limiting overcapacity between N. America and Europe. And S. America-Europe fares are very ...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7882

Re: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019

Yeah, there are some airports that are a bit of a waste (Castellón and León come to mind here), but Murcia is a heavily used airport to an area that has poor rail connections to the rest of the country and would be quite far from Madrid regardless. Yeah, Ciudad Real was a mess, but that was private ...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why B6 doesn’t fly NYC-DCA?
Replies: 33
Views: 5387

Re: Why B6 doesn’t fly NYC-DCA?

I will point out that trains on this particular route are less delay-prone than the rest of Amtrak, and that LGA and JFK are both highly delay-prone airports. Simply put, using delays as a distinction between the two services is silly. Yeah the NEC between DC and NYC is generally reliable. Meanwhil...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syria, DPRK eyes direct flight
Replies: 49
Views: 7685

Re: Syria, DPRK eyes direct fly

PlymSpotter wrote:
It could only be the Syrian A340-300 or the Air Koryo Tu-204-300 - the Il-62 is domestic only now.

They have flown to Kuwait historically, Damascus is only 600-700km further, so long as the skies are friendly.


It's not the skies I'd be worried about on that route.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 295
Views: 46565

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Let’s be very clear. The defect was the AOA probe, not the airplane design. Let's be very clear, we don't know exactly what caused the Lion crash, but the AOA probe is part of the MAX design and a lot of people died. How did Delta know about runaway trim and this system last year if Boeing didn't t...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 108
Views: 24662

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

I really don't see a CX veto. They have to see the writing on the wall that Mainland carriers are just going to carry traffic directly in the future and won't rely on CX, even for cross strait traffic. They're just different models, too. CX wants to make their money on premium traffic while CZ is fi...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa announces commercial alliance with the government of Venezuela; increases MAD-CCS to 4 weekly.
Replies: 30
Views: 4746

Re: Air Europa announces commercial alliance with the government of Venezuela; increases MAD-CCS to 4 weekly.

I mean, I understand wanting to provide air service to people there, but I would hope there would be some sort of moral stand against partnering with a government that Spain recognizes as illegitimate. Also, the government of Venezuela is well known for their faithfulness to commitments and long ter...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 16328

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

The fuse plugs would be on your wheels, not your brakes... They deflate your tires to avoid that the tires or wheels would explode and cause additional damage. Cold water on very hot metal could alter the properties of the metal parts and the metal to lose its strength, as if quenched. Depending on...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 90
Views: 8509

Re: Tax on kerosine

Quite ridiculously that it is cheaper to fly from Manchester to the Costa Brava, have a cocktail on the beach and then fly to London, then to take a train from Manchester to London. Trains are not more efficient or environmentally-friendly by default- I see where you're coming from, but rail mainte...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 611518

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

"Southwest, American pilots unions question 737 Max documentation after Indonesia crash" "Two U.S. pilots' unions say the potential risks of a safety feature on Boeing Co.'s 737 Max aircraft that has been linked to a deadly crash in Indonesia weren't sufficiently spelled out in their...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA/CZ connection at LAX
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: AA/CZ connection at LAX

To add on from the connection comment. From the remote terminal (Eagle's Nest), there are connections via bus to T5 and T4, you will want to go to T4 where you can walk to TBIT via the connector walkway. Just saw it wasn't mentioned to avoid the T5 connection that many people will want to get to bag...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 777-200 configurations
Replies: 8
Views: 2546

Re: AA 777-200 configurations

AA doesn't sell Main Cabin Extra as Premium Economy. (In fact, sometimes they sell PE as MCE, those are nice instances) If it's available for sale, it's a true PE product. And both IB and AA have a good PE product, decent space/recline/IFE. Don't know what more to say than that. AA has the ice cream...

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by LupineChemist
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Air Europa or Iberia try BCN-MIA?
Replies: 11
Views: 1510

Re: Should Air Europa or Iberia try BCN-MIA?

Since LEVEL has launched BCN-JFK competing with AA on the same route and Norwegian in the NYC market (BCN-EWR), I could eventually see them also launching BCN-MIA with 2-3 weekly flights. South Florida is the busiest market in the US for Spain after NYC and it is similar to the NYC set-out (AA flyi...

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by LupineChemist
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 136
Views: 35334

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

This is very unfortunate. It was a medical issue not a drug/alcohol problem per a friend that works at Vegas Twr. I’m a bit suspect of the pilots reactions. Some a bit savage I’m curious why even within the first few minutes no pilot had inquired if the controller was feeling ok. I feel bad for all...

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by LupineChemist
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Iberia's A346 fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 4554

Re: Question about Iberia's A346 fleet

All the 340s IB is currently operating have Y+ The only widebody without it is the 332

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by LupineChemist
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12791

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

In response to the last couple of comments: this is exactly a part of why women don't want to be pilots. There are people constantly second-guessing them and saying "oh, you were just put up there because you're pretty/affirmative action/HR/blah blah blah", "you're taking qualified m...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 8339

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

I know some family used to work DTW-AMS-BOM on NW and that was around the time of the merger. Don't know how long that one continued for. I also remember my first time in Europe was flying DL JFK-LYS in 2009. I also seem to remember they had AGP service which hasn't been mentioned here. But that may...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 86
Views: 12152

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

So what I'm most shocked about is that nobody intervened to translate. I'm bilingual (native English, C2 Spanish) and there have been plenty of times once communication got beyond the most basic that I stepped in to help both sides as a translator. I would imagine on a flight between NL and Spain th...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 88
Views: 19136

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

Don't live near an airport if noise is an issue for you. People who complain about living in noisy environments should have done more research on that area before they moved there. It really irritates me when people make dumb decisions and then complain about it and try to blame it on somebody or s...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 12470

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

I thought twins were actually good at hot and high because you have to be able to lose 50% with engine out which means each engine has to pack a lot of power. For example, wasn't July in Denver one factor (of many) as to why the 757 is called the rocket? The 757 is a rocket with both engines workin...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian tops the charts for complaints
Replies: 30
Views: 5237

Re: Norwegian tops the charts for complaints

So Norwegian wet leases a less than satisfactory plane to get you where you wanted to go, and more or less on time. BA jerks you around for 70(?) hours to get you there when things go technical. But you do get 'free wine'. If you read the BA thread, it sucked, but it wasn't that unreasonable all el...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian tops the charts for complaints
Replies: 30
Views: 5237

Re: Norwegian tops the charts...for complaints

I've flown with Norwegian a couple of times. FAs were always nice flight was smooth and on time price was very low they took me from A to B like Ryanair does seat pitch and width was not very less than full service airlines the only difference between LCCs and full service is that with full service...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18811

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

That's going to need a lot of speed tape.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 12470

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

Yeah, quads tend to be great at hot and high because you only lose 25% with an engine out.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 179935

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:

-They talked about how it was the first terminal after 9/11


Wasn't that the McNamara terminal at DTW? I remember them having to delay openings to redesign things because of that.

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by LupineChemist
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no consolidation of Asia Pacific Airlines?
Replies: 36
Views: 5340

Re: Why No Condolidation of Asia Pacific Airlines

bolbibug wrote:
Some of those int he list are state-owned (or part state-owned). I don't think I've ever heard of a state-owned airliner merging with other state-owned airline.


SAS?

Irrelevant to the discussion, but sort of the exception that proves the rule.

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by LupineChemist
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?
Replies: 51
Views: 6965

Re: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?

Also worth remembering JVs. Both AA and DL fly to LGW, it's just on BA and VS metal respectively.

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by LupineChemist
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?
Replies: 51
Views: 6965

Re: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airs

Oh and those in the front two cabins are either traveling on other peoples money or open to the usual bribes ( awards) that Heathrow simple remains dominant period stop. I am sure that if business class fares to LGW were significantly cheaper than to LHR, people would fly to LGW. Regrettably that’s...

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