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by Western727
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1494
Views: 8084

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

Dubai airport and EK are 85% of the Dubai economy. Quite a staggering figure. I've found myself wondering what has (or will) become of the gold-dispensing ATMs in Dubai, as well as the many other displays of lavishness...and Expo 2020, which is supposed to happen in the fall season (November, I bel...

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by Western727
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: insane crosswind *takeoffs* at BHX
Replies: 16
Views: 5581

Re: VIDEO: insane crosswind *takeoffs* at BHX

As a GA pilot I appreciate "having" to deal with crosswinds, especially when significant gusts are involved, forcing me to do the crosswind component calculation to ensure that I do not exceed the aircraft's max crosswind component. Real yoke action is a great way to hone one's piloting sk...

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by Western727
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1494
Views: 8084

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

EK bankrolls Dubai. Despite everyone thinking it's the other way around, EK is a profit centre for the Government of Dubai. And more importantly an economic enabler and multiplier that brings tourists, investors and commerce through the city. Dubai will never be in a position to substantially bail ...

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by Western727
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26673

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

With the virus gaining steam I predict TATL service will be decimated at AUS with BA being the only one left standing, reducing service to 2-3x weekly. DI is done and with that no more LGW and CDG will never happen. LH will suspend service to FRA and more than likely probably never return. KLM will...

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by Western727
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26673

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

"This is going to hurt for years", said Wacko55...and I agree. To wit, a quick scan just now of AUS's realtime departures info for today shows 190 scheduled flights up to 1920 local time...and 112 cancellations. That's about a 59% cancellation rate. Part of that was due to the Houston Cen...

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by Western727
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26673

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

With the virus gaining steam I predict TATL service will be decimated at AUS with BA being the only one left standing, reducing service to 2-3x weekly. DI is done and with that no more LGW and CDG will never happen. LH will suspend service to FRA and more than likely probably never return. KLM will...

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by Western727
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26673

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Besides NRSA joyriding, who is flying? Honestly would like to know. I wonder as well. I imagine members of our military, health care professionals, government folks and some others need to continue flying, so I'm surprised that there's only been a (roughly) 30-40% cut at AUS for yesterday & tod...

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by Western727
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260892

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

There's something about an MD80 on a humid summer morning, just amazing. Agreed. I used to be a medallion member for some time on DL and loved sitting in row 1 on an 80/90, because the wingtip would "drop" so low on initial climb-out. I always made a point to watch that, because it gave t...

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by Western727
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26673

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Looking at AUS's realtime departures on their website just now (~170 scheduled flights from 0600 through 2105 local time, eliminating redundant one-stop flights, especially on WN), I see 68 cancellations. That's roughly 40% and less than I expected. Can anyone offer any insight? Tuesday 24 March up...

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by Western727
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26673

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Looking at AUS's realtime departures on their website just now (~170 scheduled flights from 0600 through 2105 local time, eliminating redundant one-stop flights, especially on WN), I see 68 cancellations. That's roughly 40% and less than I expected. Can anyone offer any insight? Tuesday 24 March up...

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by Western727
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26673

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Looking at AUS's realtime departures on their website just now (~170 scheduled flights from 0600 through 2105 local time, eliminating redundant one-stop flights, especially on WN), I see 68 cancellations. That's roughly 40% and less than I expected. Can anyone offer any insight?

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by Western727
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11758

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

Were the GE-powered DC-10s bigger engines or did they -30s have extra fuel capacity? I'm just trying to understand the performance difference between the two. As I recall, Nyrop wanted the DC-10-40 with the PW engines for commonality with the PW-powered 747s. The DC-10-40s we talk about in this thr...

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by Western727
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183394

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

After EK finally made its change fee waiver apply across the board yesterday, we postponed our IAH-DXB roundtrip for Friday 13 March/Sun 22 March to late November. The fare difference (for four of us) was a surprisingly-small US$602. While we're bummed to not be able to see my expat sister and her f...

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by Western727
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11758

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

I never flew to Asia on NW, so I find myself trying to remember which variant of the -10 they flew to Asia: the 30 and/or the 40 series? Obviously, the 30 series didn't join the fleet until around 1991 (92?), so that may well factor into the answer. TIA.

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by Western727
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183394

Re: How DL (and other U.S. carriers) may cut expenses/conserve cash

2. Temporary layoffs still cost money. Severance pay may be due if not rehired (within X months). I had started a separate thread which the Mods merged here. I confined my remarks to DL and select U.S. carriers because I'm most familiar with U.S. law and business customs. Temporary layoffs don't ha...

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by Western727
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183394

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

The big annual SXSW conference is still set to start on 13 March, in spite of Facebook and Twitter pulling out: https://www.sxsw.com/ ...and some locals here in AUS are raising a stink about the status quo, on top of those planning to attend. I can't help but wonder if it's financially motivated on ...

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by Western727
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183394

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Our family trip to DXB on 13 Mar (ret 22 Mar) to visit my expat sister who lives in Ruwais City remains as planned, BUT we are concerned not about getting sick but about the possibility of getting quarantined. Someone they know got quarantined in a hotel high-rise in AUH (Abu Dhabi) for two weeks. ...

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by Western727
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183394

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Our family trip to DXB on 13 Mar (ret 22 Mar) to visit my expat sister who lives in Ruwais City remains as planned, BUT we are concerned not about getting sick but about the possibility of getting quarantined. Someone they know got quarantined in a hotel high-rise in AUH (Abu Dhabi) for two weeks. T...

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by Western727
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13546

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-add ... ort-worth/


CMH? That's surprising. Does anyone know the PDEW figures between SEA and CMH?
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717atOGG wrote:
Delta announced 1x daily SEA-CMH and 3x daily SEA-DFW today, both starting on 6/8/20 with A220-100 equipment, according to The Points Guy.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-add ... ort-worth/


CMH? That's surprising. Does anyone know the PDEW figures between SEA and CMH?

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by Western727
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26673

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

AUS put out a press statement celebrating Spirit's first international flight to CAN and their 1 year at the port. It's pretty impressive that they'll be up to 13 cities next month. As a reminder, here are all the new flights: *Feb 26th, Cancun, Spirit Mar 26th, Nashville, Spirit Mar 26th, Newark, ...

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by Western727
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26673

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Man, I really thought this would ignite a huge discussion! I think both here and SSP have a much greater interest in the new flight news than the infrastructure. I wish I knew of a city thread that just liked to talk infrastructure. I agree on the huge discussion. I find this all of great interest....

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by Western727
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211758

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I work for a large investment bank. New policy emailed out to all employees earlier this week discourages all business travel to lots of places and makes clear personal travel to those places would not be a good idea. Haven't spoken to the travel dept, but I imagine spending right now is being cut ...

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by Western727
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211758

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I work for a large investment bank. New policy emailed out to all employees earlier this week discourages all business travel to lots of places and makes clear personal travel to those places would not be a good idea. Haven't spoken to the travel dept, but I imagine spending right now is being cut ...

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by Western727
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13546

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

https://mediacentre.britishairways.com/pressrelease/details/86/Route-network-428/12110?ref=Home BA To add a third LHR-SEA flight for the month of May: BA 46/47, daily 777. Unsure of the variant. Kind of wish we had more fleet diversity at Seattle, we get three BA flights but all of them are likely ...

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by Western727
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26673

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

We got a good update on what the first CIP of the new master plan will be on SSP from poster Mikey. - braided intersection of SH 71 / Presidential Blvd is currently in design - 4-gate western extension + in-fill project in the works to enable the loss of at least that many gates for future midfield...

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by Western727
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211758

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Got a family trip on 13 March to DXB on EK to visit my expat sister and her family, so clearly I'm watching this closely.

In any case, my heart goes out to those directly and indirectly affected.

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by Western727
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13546

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

NiMar wrote:
That is only for international arrivals to get to the new IAF. You will still use a tram plenty of times.


Boo. I didn't realize it's not intended for general foot traffic between A and S. I can only imagine the views being awesome from up there.

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by Western727
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26673

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Feb Updates -Last phase of East Terminal project is the 2nd phase of Apron expansion and should be finished in March Thanks, freerover, for the awesome update. Question about the East Terminal Apron expansion finishing next month...what's left? I couldn't tell that there was anything left to comple...

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by Western727
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26673

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

I continue to eagerly await 2019's full-year figures at KAUS. Last year it was released on Feb. 7: http://www.austintexas.gov/news/record-breaking-year-includes-158-million-passengers-833507-breakfast-tacos-and-581-tons-brisket 17,343,729 ...up from 15.8 million. That's a (roughly) 10% jump. Impres...

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by Western727
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26673

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/record- ... ns-brisket
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I continue to eagerly await 2019's full-year figures at KAUS.

Last year it was released on Feb. 7: http://www.austintexas.gov/news/record- ... ns-brisket

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by Western727
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30364

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

Good job by the crew. Any photos of the aircraft that anyone can possibly share that shows visible damage, if there was any?

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by Western727
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30364

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
Is it still on fire? I would assume that would have all been extinguished by now.


I would assume as much, since overweight landings can be done when necessary (e.g., fire).

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by Western727
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80849

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Off topic, but is the 779's MLG bogey designed to lock in position on rotation, like the 773's, to foster greater aft fuselage clearance?

EDIT: clarification re: "on rotation"

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by Western727
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80849

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Lol, DBCoop3r re: lav. Separately, are they going to do a tailwind takeoff? If so, I presume it's to stay away from the populated area south of KPAE?

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by Western727
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80849

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

I can't be the only one on this forum anxiously waiting for the white wingtip LEDs to start flashing.

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by Western727
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80849

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Watching the occasional intake vortex forward of engine #1 is providing a nice distraction to the wait.

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by Western727
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80849

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Cousin just texted me a few photos showing some colleagues displaying the "X" arm signal, a la "stop" on the ramp. Smiles everywhere and spirits are high.

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by Western727
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80849

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

uta999 wrote:
Apparently it rains 300 days a year in Seattle

Tom Hanks


Probably more than that...! ;)

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by Western727
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80849

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

As of 7 min ago the conditions have degraded from MVFR to IFR, with broken clouds at 700' AGL. Winds seem largely head-on for rwy 16: 170 degrees at 16 kt w/gusts up to 23 kt.

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by Western727
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80849

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

MileHFL400 wrote:

So is FF definitely on for today?


As far as wx is concerned, it's MVFR as of the last update 50 mins ago at KPAE, with broken clouds at 028 and 042, with overcast clouds at 050. Visibility is 10 SM. I don't know if that meets the flight test team's requirements?

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by Western727
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adds tech stops to selected U.S destinations
Replies: 43
Views: 16724

Re: Emirates adds tech stops to selected U.S destinations

This being a tech stop thread, can someone knowledgable post details how a scheduled tech stop works, assuming plane will stay at a remote stand, no passengers will disembark. How immigration and customs treat these flights? How airports charge these flights (ie., any cheaper than if this was a reg...

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by Western727
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80849

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

My cousin, who's on the 777x flight test team, is understandably STOKED as heck. "It's been a long road". No kidding! I'm hopeful that things go smoothly today.

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by Western727
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adds tech stops to selected U.S destinations
Replies: 43
Views: 16724

Re: Emirates adds tech stops to selected U.S destinations

It sounds like these are day-by-day decisions, and not scheduled tech stops? If these get scheduled it will present a great opportunity to demand a refund on that no-longer-nonstop non-refundable ticket. U.S. DOT rules allow a refund of nonrefundable tickets if the routing is changed from a non-sto...

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by Western727
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI
Replies: 39
Views: 8877

Re: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL159/history/20200121/1727Z/KDTW/PAFA Looks like it turned while it was roughly above Banks Island, Canada. I'm curious if there are other possible diversion points that were closer, and if they chose FAI because of existing DL personnel there...which implies th...

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by Western727
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adds tech stops to selected U.S destinations
Replies: 43
Views: 16724

Re: Emirates adds tech stops to selected U.S destinations

YYZORD wrote:
Does the DXB-IAH flight go through US Preclearance at YYZ?


That's an interesting question, since the aircraft spent over 3 hours at YYZ, so I wonder if that was the case. It doesn't seem like it'd take that long to fuel an aircraft for the relatively short trip to IAH, even if it's a 380.

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by Western727
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56884

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

They live in LA. They don’t need to go to Disney world lmao. You're telling me an elementary kid wouldn't want to fly to Orlando to see Mickey and Company? You think they'd really care? And really it wouldn't even be about them, it would be about putting some good news in the press. No what I think...

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by Western727
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX bound plane dumps fuel over elementary school
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Re: LAX bound plane dumps fuel over elementary school

Ooooh, I hope it's not too bad. I look forward to more details as they become available.

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by Western727
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25679

Re: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread

I understand your concern, but if there were risks involved, any airline, Emirates included, would be avoiding that airspace. Look at it from the opposite perspective..... imagine one of their aircraft was shot down. During a known threat, when the rest of the world is pointing saying “I told you s...

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