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by FriscoHeavy
Tue May 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 11113

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Some very good points on the last couple of posts. Thanks for sharing that information and knowledge.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue May 19, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 11113

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Does anyone have some figures about the actual payload numbers for this route using the B77L? You have not specified what actual payload is. Average? Some real life examples accompanied by weather conditions? I also don't think it would be really revelant to this discussion. For a number of reasons...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun May 17, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 11113

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Last time looked at 777 loads out of JNB they were very ordinary, they would be limited by tyre speed. An A340-300 easily lifting more revenue payload than a 77W. As the A350-900 has much better runway performance compared to a 777 I would have expected it to be somewhat better than a 777 with payl...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 14, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 6056

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

An in-ground pool a few months ago. North of $125,000 once you factor in pool furniture, landscaping and trees. And we have a winner! Hope you or someone in the family uses it OFTEN. :crossfingers: My boss just told me he was gonna go in as a partner in a 1984 Cessna 421, but elected not to because...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 14, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 6056

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

An in-ground pool a few months ago. North of $125,000 once you factor in pool furniture, landscaping and trees.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri May 08, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would B738 be limited to FL250?
Replies: 15
Views: 4380

Re: Why would B738 be limited to FL250?

Back in 2004 I flew on an MD-80 with American from DFW to LGA. We cruised at FL 250, yes only 25000ft. I think that the reason for that must have been high head winds at higher flight levels. Well this was 16 years ago, I barely remember. DFW-LGA is eastbound and therefore, you almost certainly had...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 2683

Re: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations

People like non stops, but 18 hour non stops moves you into another territory altogether. Polls so far have shown extreme length non-stop flights to be popular with a very small demographic 21 -28-year-olds . Outside of this demographic, the popularity of these extremely long flights wains consider...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 2683

Re: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations

Sunrise is a great idea, direct flights, what better?. However, it will fail and fail badly. I say badly because it is going to be a very costly exercise for Qantas. After 12 months or so people will just stop booking those ultra long haul flights. Early feedback from the passengers is not good. Bu...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 25787

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

Not completely surprising: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/04/09/timing-and-size-of-new-terminal-f-at-dfw-airport-in-doubt-with-historic-disruptions-to-air-traffic/ Plus..... prudent to pause and wait until they know what AA's future is. Figure they file BK and emerge a smaller ca...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 25787

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

And buying a few extra planning/construction years as far as demand goes is probably not a bad thing. DFW was nearing capacity without relief in sight. This allows for a little catch-up time. But in the grand scheme of things will be just a blip on DFWs long term needs and plans. Yes, this is just ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 25787

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

And buying a few extra planning/construction years as far as demand goes is probably not a bad thing. DFW was nearing capacity without relief in sight. This allows for a little catch-up time. But in the grand scheme of things will be just a blip on DFWs long term needs and plans. Time to think abou...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN
Replies: 21
Views: 1908

Re: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Yikes! It gets that foggy there?


It can get foggy anywhere.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)
Replies: 32
Views: 6488

Re: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)

I was clicking on random flights today on FlightRadar24, and I came across Qatar #777 DOH-MIA, an A350-900, cruising at 43,000 feet. Out of curiosity, I checked the service ceiling, which is listed as 43,100 feet. However, for the A350-1000, the service ceiling is 41,450 feet. I was wondering what ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the Coronavirus be the end for the 747?
Replies: 23
Views: 1711

Re: Will the Coronavirus be the end for the 747?

This situation isn't really comparable to SARS, or H1N1 - this is much, much bigger, and the affects are going to last well into next year. We are seeing airlines accelerate the retirement of aircraft which were due to be retired within the next year or so - KL with the 744s, TS with the A310, AA w...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mail Delivery Between Europe/America
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: Mail Delivery Between Europe/America

Could some passenger jets still fly without passengers, at reduced frequency? It's my understanding that belly freight is very lucrative, and some models such as the 777 can carry a huge amount. So, for example, BA could consolidate the freight from a couple of their JFK flights into one aircraft w...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 7,550nm nonstop from CHS to HAN
Replies: 27
Views: 7204

Re: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 8690 miles nonstop from CHS to HAN

Aircraft are routinely ferried well over their max range by use of in cabin fuel tanks. Mokulele use to ferry Caravans from Hawaii to California with fuel tanks installed in the cabin. More fuel tanks actually make it more impressive since it more weight No, not at all. You have more fuel weight, b...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744320

Re: United to fly the 737-10 with a premium Configuration

Ronaldo747 wrote:
Regardless of this premium heavy config it will be not enough for a reasonable, secured year-round transatlantic range.


You have no idea if that’s correct or not. Don’t spew things that aren’t necessarily true.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3777

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

People are exaggerating everything.

No closures here and both my wife and me have had multiple Citicards each (personal and business), along with personal and business Barclays cards.

There is more going on causing people’s accounts to get closed down.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 23
Views: 8833

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

SQ22 wrote:
The plan is to "hire" at least two.


Thanks, SQ22.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 23
Views: 8833

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

How many moderators will be ‘hired’?

Thanks!

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airlines Concentrate On Air Cargo
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Should Airlines Concentrate On Air Cargo

From what I understand, cargo pays like shit. Yealds are really low. This is exactly the reason most LCCs aren't interested in cargo. It increases the aircraft weight and therefor fuel burn and it takes time to load and unload which increases turnaround times. That would cost so much money that the...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Munich for one day
Replies: 27
Views: 1593

Re: Trip to Munich for one day

Maybe I'm in the minority here, but while I love the idea (and have done similar things myself), if you can't afford it (meaning $200 is a stretch for you), then the answer is no, don't do it. If blowing a couple hundred bucks is no big deal and you'll never miss it, then yes, it's a great idea. By ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

Re: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?

I was waiting for a lavatory to open. It was on a Wizz Air A320. Since I had a window seat somewhere else and all seats were occupied it would be not logic to wait in the front path. Because I don't want to be a obstruction for the cabin crew I decided to wait in a corner. Quite a no brainer since ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance of UA starting EWR-JNB?
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Any chance of UA starting EWR-JNB?

From anecdotal evidence, CPT is doing well. The flight was essentially full a couple weeks ago. That doesn’t indicate profit, but my inkling is that it’s doing well. JNB is high, but they could take off when it’s not hot. JNB-EWR is also about 500 miles shorter than to ATL. I think the 789 or 77W co...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Brakes for 787 - Safran or Goodrich?
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: Brakes for 787 - Safran or Goodrich?

Do the different brakes have different specs (i.e. one have better stopping performance than the other)?

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash
Replies: 118
Views: 18161

Air Asia-X Defers A330NEO's

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/mala ... 58547.html
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I had not seen this posted yet. I have no opinion on the matter, but since it's aviation related, I thought I'd share and people can discuss as they see fit.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/mala ... 58547.html

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the Phoenix Suns charter a 737-100 from America West?
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Why did the Phoenix Suns charter a 737-100 from America West?

Wouldn’t it have made more sense to charter a 737-200 or a 737-200ADV and take advantage of the extra two rows of economy seating and the extra 750-1000 nautical miles of range? How much more expensive is it to charter a 737-200 compared to a 737-100? Did the Phoenix Suns have to make multiple tech...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 8021

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

The overhead bins on the A350. An overall great aircraft, but Airbus, even in their newest plane designs, can't hold a candle to the overhead bins of the Boeing planes (737 Sky Interior, 787, 777, 747-8) regarding spaciousness and size. I flew the A350 a couple of weeks ago and an otherwise wonderfu...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airlines Concentrate On Air Cargo
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Should Airlines Concentrate On Air Cargo

To help bring in even more Revenue and make more Profits? No. If it was that lucrative, they'd focus on it more. The topic is discussed all the time on here and the consensus is that for most airlines, cargo only makes up about 2-3% of revenue. Nothing to sneeze at, but nothing earth shattering eit...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the A380 was designed in 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

Re: If the A380 was designed in 2020

I don't really follow your question. If the A380 was different in way like you speculate in your post, it wouldn't be an A380 anymore, it would be a different aircraft. Besides, you cannot dismiss the aircraft's shortcomings just like that: they ARE the root of the aircraft's problem. The A380 was ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Flights Using Terminal-B at EWR Question
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: United Flights Using Terminal-B at EWR Question

IAHFLYR wrote:
My guess is random, but no clue why or how the flights are selected for Terminal B. I know the day before our arrival from MXP last August the flight arrived Terminal C, but the next day we parked at Terminal B.


Thank you, IAHFLYR.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump 757 to india
Replies: 19
Views: 3141

Re: Trump 757 to india

I was wondering the same thing.

I almost wonder if he took the 747 to India and the 757 intra-India.

As a side note, when talking about a name, the first letter is capitalized (Trump).

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 38382

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

No, extremely unlikely it will ever be found. Amelia Earhart and her airplane have never been found with certainty, isn't that true? In her case, a small plane but in a much smaller area of search? I can imagine that better detection methods may someday be developed, totally automated and running a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 25787

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

deltaffindfw wrote:
I wonder if they will actually have a ‘terminal’ with check in, baggage claim, etc. or will it be a ‘concourse’ connected to D.


Absolutely not. Terminal D, in its current state, could not cope with that.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Flights Using Terminal-B at EWR Question
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: United Flights Using Terminal-B at EWR Question

IAHFLYR wrote:
Many UA international flights will arrive into Terminal B.


Right, but I was wondering if it’s generally the same flights each day or if they are just randomly assigned there every day.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Flights Using Terminal-B at EWR Question
Replies: 5
Views: 460

United Flights Using Terminal-B at EWR Question

I’m sitting here in the EWR Terminal-C United Club and see several United flights docked over in Terminal-B. I was just curious, is there any rhyme or reason for which flights dock there? Are there certain flights from destinations that arrive there or is it luck of the draw when they arrive? Cheers,

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 38382

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

No, extremely unlikely it will ever be found.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 1123: CPT-EWR Technical Aspects (Paging JayUnited)
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Re: UA 1123: CPT-EWR Technical Aspects (Paging JayUnited)

EWR-CPT is nearly 600NM shorter than SFO-SIN, so range likely isn't the issue. Right, which is why I asked about CPT-EWR (westbound against the wind), which can see flight times over 16 hours. I’m curious about the numbers. JayUnited - I’ll be on flight 1123 tomorrow (Feb 20th departure). I’d love ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CPT - Alternate/Diversion Airport Question
Replies: 20
Views: 2109

Re: CPT - Alternate/Diversion Airport Question

Would a flight such as EWR-CPT be carrying enough fuel to divert to Port Elizabeth or Durban if for whatever reason, it was determined at the last minute (again, say 30-60 minutes) CPT was below minimums or the runway was no longer available due to a disabled aircraft, etc. CPT RW01 has Cat3B, so w...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CPT - Alternate/Diversion Airport Question
Replies: 20
Views: 2109

Re: CPT - Alternate/Diversion Airport Question

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
60 minutes out, those airports would be within range, just about overhead JNB or BFN. From EWR, they’d look at Windhoek. Once you start descent, the options get fewer, unless the remaining fuel was planned for an alternate.


Thank you, sir.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 1123: CPT-EWR Technical Aspects (Paging JayUnited)
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

UA 1123: CPT-EWR Technical Aspects (Paging JayUnited)

Paging JayUnited! :D You are very informative on this forum and thought you could provide some insight. I was hoping you could share some of the technical data for the United 1123 (CPT-EWR) flight as you have for the SFO-SIN, IAH-SYD, etc flights. Things such as: -Take off weight (and how close it i...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CPT - Alternate/Diversion Airport Question
Replies: 20
Views: 2109

Re: CPT - Alternate/Diversion Airport Question

As we approached Cape Town (CPT) today, I began to wonder about alternate airports in case of bad weather. I get alternate airports in route, but let’s say the weather turns foul in the last hour or so of flight. Where would the plane divert to if it couldn’t land? I’d doubt there would be enough f...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CPT - Alternate/Diversion Airport Question
Replies: 20
Views: 2109

CPT - Alternate/Diversion Airport Question

As we approached Cape Town (CPT) today, I began to wonder about alternate airports in case of bad weather. I get alternate airports in route, but let’s say the weather turns foul in the last hour or so of flight. Where would the plane divert to if it couldn’t land? I’d doubt there would be enough fu...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is US-DXB Safe?
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Is US-DXB Safe?

flyenthu wrote:
FriscoHeavy wrote:
I'll report back and let you know if we are still alive :).

Hopping on DFW-DOH tonight -


How was it on QR?


I’m still alive :)

We made it to Cape Town in one piece. Wonderful flight experience in QR Business Class.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked Bags from DFW-DOH-CPT Fiasco
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Checked Bags from DFW-DOH-CPT Fiasco

Your baggage receipt has a number on the bar-code . You can track your bags on the airline website using your baggage number (I assume QR - https://haqiba.qatarairways.com.qa/Haqiba for missed/status of baggage) Thanks buddy. Unfortunately, it didn’t give me any info when I checked it. Fortunately,...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked Bags from DFW-DOH-CPT Fiasco
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Checked Bags from DFW-DOH-CPT Fiasco

Is there any way to confirm at DOH in the morning when we arrive for out next leg if the bags made it to DOH and/or on the next leg to CPT? Your gate agent for the CPT flight should be able to confirm it. Thank you. I asked the check in desk at the airport and she confirmed they were present ‘and a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked Bags from DFW-DOH-CPT Fiasco
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Checked Bags from DFW-DOH-CPT Fiasco

Fuling wrote:
Check your baggage receipt. It should have those details. Alternatively, try asking a transfer or CS desk in Doha.


I did. It just says ‘luggage checked-in at DFW’. There are no real details, unfortunately.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked Bags from DFW-DOH-CPT Fiasco
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Checked Bags from DFW-DOH-CPT Fiasco

Just a bit of a rant. We flew DFW-DOH leg today and continuing onto Cape Town in the morning (approximately 15 hour layover). We intended on just sending our luggage to DOH, picking it up and taking it to hotel. At check in, we were informed we had to send the bags all the way to CPT, so we were tho...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is US-DXB Safe?
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Is US-DXB Safe?

I'll report back and let you know if we are still alive :).

Hopping on DFW-DOH tonight -

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PHL Terminal C to B: All post-security?
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: PHL Terminal C to B: All post-security?

Nope, all of PHL's terminals (which are really concourses) are connected post-security. :highfive: Now I just need to make sure I find some decent eats, as I'll be there for a couple hours... There is a food court between B and C (or Is it C and D). I can’t remember off the top of my head; I just k...

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