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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 456845

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The speculation here has really gone off the deep end. I'm perfectly fine with people not knowing things, but we need to have a little bit of common sense. Mid-air collision? Come on. There is no other plane missing, and EVEN IF you dig way down into the weeds and assume that aircraft was trying to ...

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by Longhornmaniac
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event
Replies: 20
Views: 2816

Re: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event

I know most everyone at this event. The optics are poor, but there is nothing intentionally disrespectful about this.

This same group of people raised more than $75K for charity less than 6 months ago at AA's annual charity gala. This one clip does remotely reflect the evening or the people involved.

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by Longhornmaniac
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Strobes in CLT?
Replies: 14
Views: 3572

Re: No Strobes in CLT?

We're not required to have them on in cases where it could hinder visibility. It's also just a courtesy to your fellow pilots not to turn in bright flashing white lights that can ruin night vision. They don't serve much purpose on the ground, we have other lights for that.

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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Georgia Football ATL-STL-ATL on Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 9893

Re: Georgia Football ATL-STL-ATL on Delta

Nice report!

Let's see the one from the Sugar Bowl, complete with lots of game pictures! :devil: :devil:

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by Longhornmaniac
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Transcon: United P.S. Polaris B777-300ER EWR-SFO-EWR
Replies: 4
Views: 7152

Re: Flying Transcon: United P.S. Polaris B777-300ER EWR-SFO-EWR

Nice report and a good balance between details and pictures! Thanks! I still find it somewhat sad that UA's brand new business class hard product represents no better than the 3rd best J product AA offers. They really swung and missed with this, I think, especially when you consider the removal of F.

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by Longhornmaniac
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 98963

Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Welcome to the 2019 installment. 2018's can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382565 Some initial thoughts as we roll into 2019. -I think we all anxiously await the opening of the new eastern expansion of the Barbara Jordan terminal. It will provide some much-needed capacity relief, despite th...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival
Replies: 33
Views: 4027

Re: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival

In the smartphone era, it's completely obsolete.

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by Longhornmaniac
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jumping over the Andes, a week at Buenos Aires and a Dreamliner Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 6705

Re: Jumping over the Andes, a week at Buenos Aires and a Dreamliner Experience

Nice photos! Buenos Aires is one of my favorites, and the photos going over the Andes were sublime!

Thanks!

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Ivanka be locked up?
Replies: 81
Views: 4460

Re: When will Ivanka be locked up?

As usual, the Dunning-Kruger effect is on full display here by the "but her emails" crowd.

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Short-tempered' Planes
Replies: 15
Views: 3611

Re: 'Short-tempered' Planes

Hello ConcordesCat5, welcome aboard! You need to immediately procure for yourself a copy of Arthur Hailey's novel "Airport", the full version. In it, there is a flashback story that occurred in one of the character's past involving a Beechcraft Bonanza that was referred to as "the fo...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet and use of the Boeing 787 of LATAM Chile
Replies: 9
Views: 2160

Re: Fleet and use of the Boeing 787 of LATAM Chile

You are missing: 2 daily SCL-BOG-SCL in 787-8 1 daily SCL-LIM-JFK-LIM-SCL in 787-9 (apart from the SCL-JFK-SCL) Miami is also 2 daily flights in 787 The Boeing 787 are not necessary for BOG yet have in Boeing 767 fleet that can help in these operations or also help with Airbus A321 / 320 neo. You'r...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans winning the midterms?
Replies: 222
Views: 13330

Re: Republicans winning the midterms?

This thread is a great reminder that there are bunch of really stupid people that vote.

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by Longhornmaniac
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 39457

Re: BA to Start Charleston, SC

Alright, who saw that one coming? Wow.

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming
Replies: 69
Views: 3609

Re: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming

From the BBC link, Keeping to the preferred target of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels will mean "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society". Does that mean it’s taken nearly 200 years to create this problem and the fix must be in twenty years? The Earth has ...

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming
Replies: 69
Views: 3609

Re: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming

I’m not denying that climate change exists, but I do enjoy when the IPCC releases their reports. As a body that merely exists to assess climate change, I am not surprised too see them constantly talking about doomsday scenarios. Isn‘t this called a confirmation bias? It's worth pointing out that th...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CLE-CLT 767-400 today
Replies: 25
Views: 4521

Re: United CLE-CLT 767-400 today

afcjets wrote:
Why is United flying a 764 today on flight 2545, would a charter have a flight number that low?


United charter flights numbers are in the 2xxx range.

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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 86991

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Can anyone direct me where to find the arrivals/departures routes from the north at AUS? I'm looking to buy property and would appreciate that info. Thanks. airnav.com/airport/KAUS The arrivals that may be pertinent to you are: SEWZY5 LAIKS2 The departure is: ELOEL2 Not sure how helpful they will b...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Short Taipei Escapade on SQ Business
Replies: 3
Views: 4189

Re: Short Taipei Escapade on SQ Business

Great report and awesome photos from Taipei! My friend went there last year and raved about the food!

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by Longhornmaniac
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 53606

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

With the LH addition, and still no regularly scheduled TATL service on DL/KL/AF/VS, is the AUS focus city happening? Or is it a A.net myth? Obviously DL has beefed up their service from AUS to their hubs and official focus cities.... but DL has done similar things at several other non-focus city ai...

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by Longhornmaniac
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC
Replies: 42
Views: 9791

Re: Aer Lingus Fight with NYC ATC

I think people are largely overreacting to this whole thing. What people are interpreting as punitive by N90 is really making the best of pretty limited options. With the weather around, there sure weren't many places for Shamrock to go. The controller had to effectively build a vector hold while th...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C47 Crash in Texas
Replies: 32
Views: 7892

Re: C47 Crash in Texas

Engine issues. They'd just had an engine overhauled, and it sounds like it may have been the culprit. I know one of the guys at the controls. There was plenty of DC-3 experience in the cockpit. You can see them beginning to lose directional control prior to the rotation, before it veers into the gr...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C47 Crash in Texas
Replies: 32
Views: 7892

Re: C47 Crash in Texas

Rumor has it that they forgot to remove the gust locks. Flight profile in the video would appear to match that scenario as well. Where are you hearing that rumor? The flight profile would look markedly different. If they forgot to remove the gust locks, they would've lost control prior to the tail ...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C47 Crash in Texas
Replies: 32
Views: 7892

Re: C47 Crash in Texas

Engine issues. They'd just had an engine overhauled, and it sounds like it may have been the culprit. I know one of the guys at the controls. There was plenty of DC-3 experience in the cockpit. You can see them beginning to lose directional control prior to the rotation, before it veers into the gra...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C47 Crash in Texas
Replies: 32
Views: 7892

Re: C47 Crash in Texas

TWA772LR wrote:
That'll buff out.

But seriously, glad to hear everyone ok. In my untrained opinion it looks like that plane may actually be fixable (for lack of a better word).
That was before it went up in flames. It's a pile of rubble now.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 53606

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

This part isn't. You're being intentionally dense and using a strawman argument. The discussion here is not about and has not ever been about, an SLC-sized hub..... What I said was I see SLC size (250-300) absolute best case scenario long term Well Gee, Longhorn, I don't know what to tell ya, bud. ...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 53606

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Thats not how the process works There will be final recommendation before the master plan update is approved. If an airline such as Delta makes the forecasted passenger traffic happen sooner than expected, then the airport will move up construction to do future capacity-enhancing projects sooner. T...

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 86991

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Cell Phone Lot is open as of today.

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 86991

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Interestingly though, the 77W I believe has more seats than the 747 they are using. What will be interesting is what they do if/when DL launches AUS-AMS. According to TheBASource, the most common configuration we see is the 52J, with a dash of 86J sprinkled in. The 52J configuration (according to T...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 53606

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Any new news on AUS I wouldn't expect anything formal for a couple of months. Keep in mind they can't expand until they get more gates, which means they're limited until the new concourse opens. I'm guessing next summer is when you'll see it start ramping up. I'd expect an announcement closer to th...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 86991

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

So BA is apparently moving to a 77W for the fall/winter seasons, much bigger than the 789. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279328/british-airways-w18-austin-aircraft-changes/ Is this due to demand or because of the RR issues? It's probably a little of column A and a little of colu...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 86991

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

So BA is apparently moving to a 77W for the fall/winter seasons, much bigger than the 789. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279328/british-airways-w18-austin-aircraft-changes/ Is this due to demand or because of the RR issues? It's probably a little of column A and a little of colu...

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by Longhornmaniac
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 86991

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJ8f5U ... e=youtu.be
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Looks like the new Food and Fuel/Cell Lot is opening sometime in July.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJ8f5U ... e=youtu.be

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 53606

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Agreed. No one is building two, 30 gate courses at AUS. That idea is fantasy. However, the airport operator is planning an expansion in which "According to the grapevine, DL is getting 3 of the new gates, and use of 2 new CUTE gates, ..." And, my apologies to the DTW thread for suggesting...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 39639

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

With fuel prices rising and in their current financial condition, highly unlikely . If the route was able to pull in higher yields than their other destinations, then it wouldn't be so unlikely. For example, their route to Austin has low fares, dipping down into the $400-500 range roundtrip. Even B...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Founders Plaza DFW?
Replies: 3
Views: 1454

Re: Founders Plaza DFW?

Yes, but only if they're in south flow (which they will be 95% of the time in June). You'll see the Qantas 388 land on the west side if you're there in the early afternoon. Be prepared for lots of AA, though! Haha.

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 86991

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Does anyone have any good aerial photos of AUS? Funny you should mention this. I got a good couple of shots from a Mooney I was instructing in just today. We took off on 35R and they immediately vectored us left to get out of the way of an F9 A320, followed by a right turn to keep us east of a WN 7...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 86991

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Not quite Bergstrom but KEDC (Austin Executive) is getting a runway extension. Big news and a good sign for them. Couldn't find details on when and how long the extension will be but surely a sign for the need to accommodate larger/heavier aircraft. http://www.austinexecutiveairport.com/plan.html T...

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by Longhornmaniac
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 79
Views: 12192

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

Unless you have high status, no one gets a free seat assignment on BA. You pay for club world seats for sure. BA are on their fourth year on the route, I'm sure it was a 744 last summer as well. So they will have had a good idea of demand. Of course a competitor may have altered the situation thoug...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN dual boarding at DAL?
Replies: 21
Views: 3747

Re: WN dual boarding at DAL?

They tested one at AUS, too, at gate 9.

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by Longhornmaniac
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?
Replies: 69
Views: 5009

Re: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?

Crown wrote:
I was just wondering what I could do to prepare in the time from now.


Start reading the publications that are readily available.

For us, in the US, that would be things like the Airplane Flying Handbook and the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

I'm sure EASA has similar publications.

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by Longhornmaniac
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What commercial aviation career should I pursue? (high school student)
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: What commercial aviation career should I pursue? (high school student)

Now is the time to be a pilot. There is a hiring boom that will last for the next 15-20 years, lots of upward movement, terrific pay, and the opportunity to be around airplanes for a living.

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by Longhornmaniac
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?
Replies: 37
Views: 8584

Re: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?

There’s no such thing as an arrival runway and a departure runway. Any runway can be used for takeoff and landing and any pilot can request a runway they need for operational reason. There really is. Some runways don't even have piano keys on one end, they're not certified for landing from certain ...

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 15441

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

It’s mind boggling that Austin is way ahead of DFW/IAH in terms of securing and expanding Norwegian service. Does Austin really have that much more appeal than the other two? UT is in Austin but the other two metros have first class universities too. Comparing UT to Rice or...SMU(?) isn't exactly a...

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by Longhornmaniac
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 118
Views: 28431

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

TWA772LR wrote:
Is this for a Bachelors degree in aviation or a Bachelors degree in general?


It's for an Associates or Bachelors from an accredited 141 school. You don't just get a 500-hour break for having a Bachelors. The vast majority of pilots will still be required to have 1500 under this proposal.

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by Longhornmaniac
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 12126

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

This really just seems like a way for OP to rail against QF for their perceived shortcomings...it's obvious OP has a bone to pick with QF over something; I, for one, don't really care what it is. I assume OP also has major gripes with all US airline schedules to GRU, EZE, SCL, among others, where pl...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 37549

Re: Southwest 737-300 last day of operations today

Still seats available for anyone in Houston!

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by Longhornmaniac
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 17415

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

This irritates me. Places like AUS and BNA getting LHR service .. and on 747s no less. Maybe I'm a traditionalist, but this is just wrong, Whats next? Duluth and Lubbock ? Did you really just compare Austin and Nashville to Duluth and Lubbock? Wow man. That's an incredible level of ignorance. Congr...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 17415

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

Simply unreal. I'm at a loss for words. Next, BA will upgauge AUS to A380. There's no A380 capable dual level gate at AUS. BA could add a frequency if the 747 isn't enough capacity. First off, I'm pretty sure he was joking. Secondly, there's no requirement that the gate have dual levels, but AUS do...

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 17415

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

Simply unreal. I'm at a loss for words.

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by Longhornmaniac
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Honeymoon Pt. 1 BOS-HAN (AAF/JLF/JLJ)
Replies: 8
Views: 7343

Re: Honeymoon Pt. 1 BOS-HAN (AAF/JLF/JLJ)

Are you sure that it was Salon that was served on the ground? I was told they don't bust it open until they're airborne. At least, that was my experience last year when I inquired. Heh.

JL F is awesome! Glad you got to enjoy it. I gobbled up all the sushi at the F lounge at NRT.

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