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by YellowJ
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 6511

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

FLL's average lows are in the mid 70s that time of year. Think again. Average low is exactly that the average; for the entire area divided, not the actual low. If you think the coastline of FLL is not cooler than the interior of the city especially with a breeze blowing, then that's your prerogativ...

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by YellowJ
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 6511

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

Sea level yes, but don't forget the temperatures that time of year. FLL gets very hot in the summer and they're going to be closed during some of the hottest (and wettest) months of the year. EK leaves at 9pm. At that time FLL is barely 80F. Might be even less due to the coastal effect. FLL's avera...

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by YellowJ
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 6511

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

Just because an aircraft doesn't use the full length of a runway in typical ops (which BTW, no scheduled service should be doing) doesn't mean that they don't have to develop their loads/plan with more runway in mind... as all takeoffs have to be calculated for the contingency of an engine loss. Of...

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by YellowJ
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 6511

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

................ and FLL only had one jet-capable runway until a few years ago, ......... FLL always had 2 jet capable runways. 9L-27R (Now 10L-28R) and 13-31. 13-31 was closed when the 10R-28L extension made it jet capable. They had 2, but rarely were both in use. It was 99% of the time 9L/27R as ...

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by YellowJ
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 6511

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

Is 8,000 feet enough for FLL-DXB nonstop? Looking at videos of EK at FLL, it doesn't even use the full length of 10L as it stands now, so they'll be okay. Just because an aircraft doesn't use the full length of a runway in typical ops (which BTW, no scheduled service should be doing) doesn't mean t...

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by YellowJ
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69361

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

"Eating them from the container" As in putting their bare hand in, grabbing a few and putting it in their mouth? Wonder if it was the same FA with the salad.

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by YellowJ
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 477
Views: 75851

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Again?

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by YellowJ
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 6511

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

9L (now 10L) is also the longer of the two runways though. While it says international flights will remain unchanged, I still question it, especially with Emirates. Is 8,000 feet enough for FLL-DXB nonstop? 8,000 is enough since EK is not running 100% loads, FLL is at sea level and the flight takes...

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by YellowJ
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 6511

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

Still when there was only 9L/27R, FLL made use of the runway efficiently. Aircraft were usually on 4 mile finals, with takeoffs in between each landing. I learned to fly on 9L (though I solo-ed on 9R) and remember the days of the beautiful SAA planes landing on those long finals starting over Westo...

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by YellowJ
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 6511

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

Technically they could probably operate all flights on one runway just like they use to do before, but there would be slight delays on departure and I'm guessing general aviation would suffer the main blow. Still when there was only 9L/27R, FLL made use of the runway efficiently. Aircraft were usual...

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by YellowJ
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 4008

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

As someone who has done exactly that, I don't need you to explain it to me. Have you heard of this thing called and "airport hotel"? Must be nice to have options. Not everyone does and it's pretty arrogant to think that everyone shares your habits and options. Last I checked there weren't...

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by YellowJ
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair To Purchase 737-700
Replies: 13
Views: 3897

Re: Bahamasair To Purchase 737-700

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bahamasair-to-acquire-737-700-from-aercap-449427/ Bahamasair is adding a 737-700 to its fleet by the end of the year. It currently has 3 737-500 aircraft along with its ATR-42 and ATR-72 airplanes. Its nice to see an NG come to UP. It looks like it will be...

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by YellowJ
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 4008

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

331 seats seems like a lot to throw out of a secondary Chinese city to a secondary US Asian gateway. Also are those times GMT or are they really planning a 2am departure?

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by YellowJ
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 4008

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

Predicting a LF of 6% WTF Does that include flight crew? My guess is less LF. The average person in the USA would have no idea where this city is. I think most Americans would have a reasonable idea of where Boston is. Pretty sure you knew Boston wasn't being discussed, in relation to Americans kno...

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by YellowJ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16005

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Yes, that's true. The 787 windows are about the same size as the windows on the MD-11 were. But those didn't come with an annoying dimming system. To be honest I don't think I have a real problem with dimmable windows. It's only crew locking it on the darkest setting for hours on end that would dri...

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by YellowJ
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16005

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

But doesn't the 787 have larger windows than most widebody aircraft? If it's a window that you want than I don't think the 787 is the type of aircraft to stay away from. Yes, that's true. The 787 windows are about the same size as the windows on the MD-11 were. But those didn't come with an annoyin...

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by YellowJ
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout
Replies: 55
Views: 8924

Re: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets

Weren't they having financial problems? Seems weird to go on a shopping spree.

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by YellowJ
Thu May 31, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12605

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Where in the article does it say he is there? Not refuting just didn’t see it when glancing over the article OP linked. It was on the original tweet from the mother. That and a picture of all 3 of them. The father was holding the child. Oh got it. I guess that isn’t loading on my phone. Thanks for ...

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by YellowJ
Wed May 30, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12605

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

If only the father had been present, (who had a matching surname to the child) was present, there would presumably be no concern. If so, why the concern when both parents are present. Interestingly enough, he was there. Unless the child carries neither parent name, I can't see how this became such ...

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by YellowJ
Wed May 30, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roseanne canceled!!!
Replies: 324
Views: 10027

Re: Roseanne canceled!!!

Twitter has been a job ender for many people...and yet they still don't learn.

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by YellowJ
Wed May 30, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12605

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

If only the father had been present, (who had a matching surname to the child) was present, there would presumably be no concern. If so, why the concern when both parents are present. Interestingly enough, he was there. Unless the child carries neither parent name, I can't see how this became such ...

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by YellowJ
Tue May 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 97
Views: 19470

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Qantas did it too. Just like AC a big A330 operator. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/qantas-holds-line-on-firming-787-options-446113/ Maybe we should launch "In a fresh blow to Boeing 787, Air Canada and Qantas dropped ...." header somewhere. Just joking :wink2: . It's probably...

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by YellowJ
Mon May 21, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9977

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

The dude punched a dog. HE PUNCHED A DOG! Listen, I'm not a dog person by any means, but don't deliberately punch a dog. Come on! And punching a pregnant woman? What kind of low life garbage piece of you know what are you? However, the article doesn't state whether or not the woman was deaf or her ...

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by YellowJ
Tue May 08, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 13601

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

So this basically confirms that AS bought VX to kill it. To prevent B6 from making the acquisition and actually using the merger to improve its network. Nice one regulators. Lest you forget how much VX has lost in the past couple of years, tied in with the "quiet" admissions by VXers who ...

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