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by IPFreely
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Calling Delta
Replies: 18
Views: 2329

Re: Calling Delta

DFW17L wrote:
Layoffs?


That's probably a big factor. A lot of front line phone support people may also be "working" from home since March or April.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes
Replies: 32
Views: 3630

Re: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes

kanban wrote:
try the Will Rogers - Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base part of Renton Municipal Airport.


Sokes wrote:
-Wiley Post was the first pilot to fly solo around the world. He also has an airport named after him in Oklahoma.


The commercial airport in Barrow, Alaska is also named for Wiley Post and Will Rogers.

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by IPFreely
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY
Replies: 35
Views: 6384

Re: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY

Cubsrule wrote:
And flying to or from Alaska without a passport in hand is lunacy.


What an absurd statement. I know you are trying to act smart but it isn't working. Do you carry a passport to fly from BOS to ORD, LGA to MSP, or other similar flights?

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by IPFreely
Sun May 31, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY
Replies: 35
Views: 6384

Re: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY

JNU is way too difficult, particularly for pilots who may be unfamiliar with the approach and a plane with mechanical difficulties. Hence, they chose YXY. Makes no sense. Unless the weather was bad they have a localizer approach. The cirus club flies it every year It's not just the approach, depend...

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by IPFreely
Thu May 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to hire a private jet
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Re: How to hire a private jet

http://web.shgm.gov.tr/documents/sivilh ... VID-19.pdf
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Isn't this ban on international flights still in effect in Turkey?

http://web.shgm.gov.tr/documents/sivilh ... VID-19.pdf

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by IPFreely
Tue May 12, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 390549

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
But all airlines can't say MHT is in the Boston area and not fly to it at all.


Why not? Is there a law that says an airline has to serve MHT even if no passengers use the service?

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by IPFreely
Fri May 08, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 To Deny Boarding to Crew or Passengers with Temp Above 100F
Replies: 22
Views: 1865

Re: F9 To Deny Boarding to Crew or Passengers with Temp Above 100F

Good for them. There are way too many idiots out there who think their business meeting or their trip to Disney are worth risking other people's lives for (not just during COVID, but all the time). Also, 100.4/100.5 are pretty much the standard for most facilities that have a temperature check righ...

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by IPFreely
Sat May 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9756

Re: Harrison Ford grounded

No one can deny Harrison Ford is a great ambassador for aviation. How, exactly, is Harrison Ford an ambassador for aviation? John Travolta is, or at least was, a great ambassador for aviation and aviation enthusiasm. Harrison Ford does nothing a great ambassador does. Nobody would even know he has ...

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by IPFreely
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 20384

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

Many markets, like my hometown of CID, will only see one Delta flight a day. 1 CR9 to MSP and that’s it. Looks similar for MSN, DSM As well. Lots more routes chopped from DTW. How many flights a day are being run from ATL? Would be curious to see. Looks like DL has gutted domestic connections thru ...

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by IPFreely
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?
Replies: 27
Views: 2608

Re: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?

Canuck600 wrote:
I highly doubt that airlines would be willing to pay nurse salaries for flight attendants


Not only that but it's unlikely airlines would want the potential liability that comes with an airline-employed nurse providing any diagnoses, treatment, or advice.

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by IPFreely
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1751

Re: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?

IADCA wrote:
I dunno, how sweaty are your balls and ass?

Moisture definitely sets it off. I had it go off once on my chest because of a coffee spill that was mostly dry and already embarrassing enough.


Not all wet underwear is caused by sweat. Or spilled coffee.

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by IPFreely
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?
Replies: 43
Views: 11631

Re: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?

Separately, would Delta cancel a summer flight, if it is 50% full at this time but most of those seats are frequent flyer tickets from 25K to 28K miles round trip? There is no way Delta (or any airline) would fill anywhere near 50% of a summer TATL flight with frequent flyer tickets. The cancelling...

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by IPFreely
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Ask to Cancel Rule Requiring Refunds When They Cancel
Replies: 18
Views: 1469

Re: Airlines Ask to Cancel Rule Requiring Refunds When They Cancel

usflyer msp wrote:
The closest retail analogy would a store charging you for an item in backorder and then refusing to refund when they are unable to deliver the item. No retailer would do that.


I don't think you deal with very many retailers.

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 48841

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

Why don't the unions waive dues for a few months to help employees? Aren't they supposed to have the employees' best interest at heart? At a minimum they should issue a press release that all union executives are taking temporary pay cuts in proportional to their members' income. LOL - That will be...

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 48841

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

gonnagetbumpy wrote:
Why don't the unions waive dues for a few months to help employees? Aren't they supposed to have the employees' best interest at heart?


At a minimum they should issue a press release that all union executives are taking temporary pay cuts in proportional to their members' income.

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Europe, need advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1166

Re: Trip to Europe, need advice

Lots of people getting a dose of reality that their "critical, mandatory, no option, I have to go" business trips aren't really all that important after all.

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reconfirming a booking -- what was that all about?
Replies: 9
Views: 1052

Re: Reconfirming a booking -- what was that all about?

So lets say one forgets to reconfirm their paid ticket and shows up for their full flight and the airline sold the seat to someone else? Did the airlines refund the unconfirmed passenger back in those days when they resold the seat? If not what right does the airline have to double dip by charging ...

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Don't Airlines Order Larger AirCraft?
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Why Don't Airlines Order Larger AirCraft?

I'm sure there are a few routes out there where cargo is significant enough that large planes fly the route to compensate but it can't be many - maybe someone else has a few examples. Here's a couple people have claimed: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=473407&p=6657137&a...

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by IPFreely
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 36079

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

Question: did you ever fly them, or are you just repeating stuff you heard others say? I have my bets. Also, knowledge and opinion are different things. I'm not sure if he's flown them or not, but he has a long history of making stuff up on this board. Others can believe what they want. I don't bel...

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 36079

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

TTailedTiger wrote:
US Airways was anything but world-class. And that's certainly not just my opinion. I knew a captain who left US Airways and started at the bottom again at Delta.


So one anonymous poster allegedly knows one anonymous employee who left one company for another? What does that prove?

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3792

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

AA just doesn't know when to quit. They generate such bad will with their customers. People who buy tickets are customers. People who fraudulently apply for credit cards using phone names in a blatant attempt to same the airlines out of miles/trips are not customers, they're thieves. They're lucky ...

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3792

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

Good for AA.

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by IPFreely
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Your Dream Job?
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: What Is Your Dream Job?

That’s an interesting combo of responsibilities for a dream job. Would you make your own videos with a selfie stick or would you hire a professional production company?

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by IPFreely
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA suspends change fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: UA suspends change fees

Update today (March 4) -- Delta extended it's change fee waiver to all flights instead of just international flights, matching other carriers.

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA suspends change fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: UA suspends change fees

Correct me if I’m wrong but I feel like UA is late to the party on this , hasn’t AA and AS been doing this for a few weeks ? Two weeks? JetBlue and Alaska were the first to waive change fees and they both announced on Feb 27...6 days ago: https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-jetblue-cancel-r...

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by IPFreely
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Munich for one day
Replies: 27
Views: 1615

Re: Trip to Munich for one day

I agree with the posters who say use the time to go into Munich. Munich airport is clean and very efficient and a great place to connect. But it’s nothing special as far as spotting, eight hours in the terminal would get very boring. You can take the train to the Marienplatz, make a short walk to th...

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by IPFreely
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 2235

Re: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?

Kno wrote:
Anybody else question the self awareness of someone who would make a thread like this?

Sorry to be a jerk but come on.


Just read some of the OP’s other posts!

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by IPFreely
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 9041

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

767333ER wrote:
The joke doesn’t work sadly because it’s Jazz, not Air Canada.


If there was an award for most ridiculous statement of the day, you would win.

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by IPFreely
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands
Replies: 24
Views: 3662

Re: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands

dtw2hyd wrote:
Chanting is a proven technique to make a crowd follow your instructions.


It would have been cool to see Sully leading US Airways 1549 passengers onto the wings with everyone chanting "Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Off The Plane We Must Go."

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by IPFreely
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26752

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

Do you have any statistics to prove that, or are you just making it up as you go along? :roll: IF you would read the OP's link the stats for each aircraft are individually detailed. It is clear that the A220 is an unmitigated disaster. For DL's sake they hopefully negotiated some type of exit strat...

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by IPFreely
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26752

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

freakyrat wrote:
This is a worthless analysis as groups of these flights are in and out of LGA, JFK, SFO and other delay plagued airports


Other planes also fly to these airports but have much better performance.

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by IPFreely
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcement that "boarding is closed" when it ain't
Replies: 17
Views: 1314

Re: Announcement that "boarding is closed" when it ain't

Airstud wrote:
From this experience this morning at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, we surely must conclude one thing:

:boggled:


Then we all surely agree: you should have shown up on time.

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by IPFreely
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight
Replies: 37
Views: 8515

Re: American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight

blueflyer wrote:
Flew LAX-DFW with no mask, then put it on for DFW-IAH. Either it is a PR stunt, or the traveling world is finally admitting that Houston really is a polluted, dirty, city.


Or he had beans during his layover in DFW.

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by IPFreely
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts on 40 Minute LAX Layover HNL-EWR?
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Thoughts on 40 Minute LAX Layover HNL-EWR?

With UA having LAX-EWR flights nearly every hour, if you're worried about a 0:40 connection it seems like you could choose the next flight for a 1:40 connection.

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8671

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

So the argument on this forum that getting rid of individual screens on all airplanes has negative effects is invalid. Very soon Alaska won't have a single plane with screens on them and look how great their numbers are. On this board everyone claims the "screen on every seat" vs "st...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?
Replies: 9
Views: 3114

Re: DL116 ATL - STR turning around?

Another day and another Delta widebody diversion? According to FlightAware they descended as soon as they turned around and flew a long way at 12,000 feet. It might be a pressurization problem. If it was a medical emergency it must not have been much of an emergency since they overflew lots of airpo...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overweight section on planes?
Replies: 31
Views: 5293

Re: Overweight section on planes?

Obesity is not an illness. I agree with you. But I was just stunned to learn that Air Canada considers obesity to be a disability -- and obese passengers can request and receive an extra seat free of charge : https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/the-best-airlines-for-plus-sized-passengers.html The tr...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overweight section on planes?
Replies: 31
Views: 5293

Re: Overweight section on planes?

Gasman wrote:
No, but I think seat size and cabin density should be regulated.


It is regulated, at least indirectly, by evacuation time requirements. Beyond that, you get what you pay for.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No one has yet matched Jetblues bag fee increase?
Replies: 11
Views: 2640

Re: No one has yet matched Jetblues bag fee increase?

dampfnudel wrote:
maybe an airline like DL sees this as something to use against B6 in their future marketing.


I hope other airlines do use this against JetBlue in ads -- only because the subsequent ads from Southwest would be awesome. But that's the reason we probably won't see this.

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI
Replies: 39
Views: 9013

Re: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI

usflyguy wrote:
So, ANOTHER wide body diversion for DL... definitely a rough start to 2020. First the 772 and now the 350...


Two 777's (one at LAX, one on LAS-CDG). Plus two 767's (one at POS/SJU, one at MAD). And now an A350.

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA "American Champions" program
Replies: 56
Views: 5604

Re: AA "American Champions" program

airtrantpa wrote:
a majority of AA people are not happy with their company.


Do you have any proof of this?

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 58266

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

No one who was not on that airplane (except maybe those that interviewed them afterwards, if that happened) can know what they could have or could not have done. After 11 pages, that seems pretty clear. You're right. We have a mix -- about half of the posts are from knee-jerk reaction posters who t...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did airlines start offering employees free/reduced fare travel?
Replies: 18
Views: 1896

Re: When did airlines start offering employees free/reduced fare travel?

I think it's a perk that needs to be abolished. Employees need to fork up the cash like the rest of us. Them getting free or next to free traveling dilutes the experience. Why? it's a perk that is valuable to employees and costs the airline virtually nothing, as long as employees are travelling on ...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 JNB-ATL 777 diverts to MIA this morning
Replies: 38
Views: 7570

Re: DL201 JNB-ATL 777 diverts to MIA this morning

DylanHarvey wrote:
Delta has massive cargo businesses.


Delta just released their 2019 annual report. Cargo business was 1.6% of total revenue. That's not massive.

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3-6hr delays ORD
Replies: 43
Views: 7271

Re: 3-6hr delays ORD

Minneapolis is quite good at it. As someone who moved from Chicago to Minneapolis, MSP is in much better shape when it snows. I realize that it is not as busy of an airport, but typically they can keep things running very smoothly during snowstorms. MSP was a disaster yesterday because of snow. I w...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 109 (B767-300) Emergency Return to Madrid
Replies: 7
Views: 4711

Delta 109 (B767-300) Emergency Return to Madrid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIsDDemJGwc

FR24 track: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 9#23874b6f
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MAD-ATL, reported hydraulic problem and returned for emergency landing at MAD after dumping fuel (at appropriate altitude)

ATC Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIsDDemJGwc

FR24 track: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 9#23874b6f

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DLH 485 PTY - FRA turned back now on way to PUJ
Replies: 7
Views: 1884

Re: DLH 485 PTY - FRA turned back now on way to PUJ

Scarebus34 wrote:
Do we need a thread on every diversion?


speedbird52 wrote:
I feel like there should be a diversion megathread


We may need a diversion megathread. But if we get one, we need another megathread questioning why we need a diversion megathread.

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 58266

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

ATC: So you don't need to dump fuel or anything like that? DL89: Negative. Uh we'll be requesting runway 25R Just listened, the actual quote is: ATC: "So you don't need to hold to dump fuel or anything like that?" DL89: "Negative" Which was a correct statement. They were able to...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL Q4 2019 earnings thread
Replies: 44
Views: 6607

Re: DAL Q4 2019 earnings thread

Does ALPA deserve a share of the AMEX or Techops money for example? My guess is that Delta mainline produces less than 50% of the total, yet it must be admitted, is the "flagship." Why wouldn’t the ALPA-represented airline employees deserve a share of credit card and other revenue? Withou...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 71
Views: 11551

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

US Companies are still a target in places like Egypt vs say EK. Now it is easy to hub at Dubai or LHR or similar. Hubbing still makes great sense when the hub is along the flight path of a direct flight verses way out of the way. Hardly anyone files EK for US to Europe as you fly past your destinat...

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