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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My first AA flight with AAdvantage Executive MasterCard
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: My first AA flight with AAdvantage Executive MasterCard

You have to be flying an American Airlines flight (incuding Republic) as it's 'AA'. I don't believe MSP has a lounge. We have the card and use the lounge multiple times per year here at DFW (and any other place that has one). You have free drinks and snacks, along with a peaceful place to relax. You...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Flagship Lounge Access when Flying QR Business Class
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: AA Flagship Lounge Access when Flying QR Business Class

ChrisKen wrote:
The Club @DFW Terminal D is QR's lounge in DFW
J & Higher
Silver & Higher


Would that be a better option than the Flagship Lounge?

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2019 Loads
Replies: 34
Views: 3380

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2019 Loads

Remember last year LH was going to upgauge to the 346. It was either because they lost a frame or because AA started/added additional frequencies to DFW-Munich as the reason they pulled the plan. The added AA frequencies sure do not seem to have hurt LH's load factor. I know load factor isn't an in...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Flagship Lounge Access when Flying QR Business Class
Replies: 2
Views: 224

AA Flagship Lounge Access when Flying QR Business Class

Hello,

Just a quick question. We will be flying DFW-DOH on Qatar Airways in Business Class soon. Do/will we have access to the AA Flagship Lounge at DFW?

Based upon my reading on the American Airlines website, we should, but I just wanted to confirm.

Thanks

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2019 Loads
Replies: 34
Views: 3380

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2019 Loads

Boy, LH stays strong. I know it's a OneWorld stronghold, but is there any consideration for them to upgauging beyond the A333 on the DFW route?

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qatar Business Class Ground Service Question
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Qatar Business Class Ground Service Question

Qatar Airways doesn't include any sort of complimentary chauffeur drive with their business class tickets but taxis are easy to organise from the airport to the hotel and back again and it's not a long ride from the airport to the JW Marriott (in the region of 15-20 minutes). If you want to prebook...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qatar Business Class Ground Service Question
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Qatar Business Class Ground Service Question

Hello, My wife and I are flying DFW-DOH-CPT next week in Business Class. We land in Doha in the evening and then depart the next morning. While there, we are spending one night at a JW Marriott.  Question: Does flying Business (Q-Suite) provide/allow for any services (such as car service to/from the...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to identify the length of a runway?
Replies: 19
Views: 2339

Re: How to identify the length of a runway?

The little black signs with the thousands of feet remaining should be pretty good. Few, other than military fields, have these markers. Simply referring to your company's route manual will give you the information you need. ' Actually, I can't think of any commercial airport in the USA that doesn't...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you bid (for hotel) on priceline?
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: How do you bid (for hotel) on priceline?

I use Priceline fairly frequently and indeed the bidding option has been done away with. For hotels, Priceline now features "Express Deals" in which one can get a good price for a hotel. The catch is that the name of the hotel is not provided until the customer reserves. You can still bid...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?
Replies: 66
Views: 10994

Re: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?

Wow incredible!! B787 can fly 15+ hours non-stop. Opens up so many new destinations for AI to try in US, such as San Jose, Seattle and so on !! Hmm :scratchchin: 787's, especially the 789, have no problem flying 15+ hours. Have you missed the United 787 flights on SFO-SIN, CPT-EWR? The 788 may take...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744396

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I think we will see some markets go daily like IAD-TLV and might see some new markets announced soon. Might also see some more ERs go for the domestic seating. There are still som RR ERs that have not been to Polaris yet. Are you referring to the PW 77E's? UA doesn't have any RR engines except for ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance
Replies: 24
Views: 4991

Re: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance

Simply put, the bozos who here spotting were inaccurate. We flew on a 744 from LAX-ICN that clocked in at about 13 hours (plus reserves/diversion fuel), so we weren’t exactly light. We used 24L and were off the ground in about 7,000 ft. I don’t know if it was a reduced takeoff thrust or not, but poi...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing develop a 787-10ER?
Replies: 9
Views: 2500

Re: Will Boeing develop a 787-10ER?

I'm a HUGE Boeing fan, but shouldn't we get the 737-10MAX out of the gate first, see it's actual performance and THEN make a determination? No one knows, bro.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA secondary screening at the gate
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: TSA secondary screening at the gate

Slightly off topic, but my wife was flagged for extra screening at passport control in Frankfurt a few weeks back. I’ve never seen that happen.

They took her to a little (I assume little) room for about 5 minutes and gave her a once over.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 89656

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

There is a lot of earth moving at the future site of Terminal F. About 10 days ago, I was watching them as we were boarding out of D-11 and the taxi out. A lot of trucks scooping, leveling and moving dirt around.

Does anyone know when they are expected to start pouring concrete?

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 262868

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

General questions, not the definition of OEW. Is there any news of the plane or planes they intend to use? There's a number of planes that can do it. Since they only tested on the 789, is that pretty much a done deal, and they are just figuring out the set up of the 789. No. The test flights were n...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: President’s Cup Charter
Replies: 17
Views: 3915

Re: President’s Cup Charter

Any regular biz jet is going to be way too small. The last Ryder Cup charter was a 767. Its golfers, family, caddies, and other PGA staff. I bet they realistically need 100+ seats. You’re right. I didn’t think about family and caddies. I’ve been looking for a departure on flightaware, haven’t come ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: President’s Cup Charter
Replies: 17
Views: 3915

Re: President’s Cup Charter

I’m watching right now. They will actually be leaving on Saturday, not Sunday. I’ve wondered about the charter too. I’m almost wondering if Tiger’s plane may used as the charter (Owns a G550) and perhaps he’d get reimbursed from the PGA Tour for its use. That is speculation on my part, but if anyone...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?
Replies: 28
Views: 2029

Re: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?

Are they perfect? No.

Are they half as bad as a lot of people on here make them out to be? Absolutely not.

People like the drama of saying how bad something is, unfortunately.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Icelandair 767 - how does it compare to British Airways, easyjet, Wizz or Wow (RIP)
Replies: 4
Views: 5531

Re: Icelandair 767 - how does it compare to British Airways, easyjet, Wizz or Wow (RIP)

Great read. We flew Icelandair this past summer and flew on both the 757 and 767. A couple of corrections though: 1. They weren’t using ‘full flaps’. 2. The age of the plane has nothing to do with the takeoff performance out of LHR. That was purely a function of it being a significantly derated take...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5,5 hrs layover in IAH, what to do!
Replies: 14
Views: 1166

Re: 5,5 hrs layover in IAH, what to do!

The short answer is, no. You are right on that cusp of being enough time. I mean, could you? Absolutely. Will it be worth it? Doubtful. As soon as you get where you are going, you might have 1-2 hours to piss around. Just walk around the airport a few times, eat a couple times, do some spottin', hav...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 27215

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

I saw a UA 764 parked on the ramp at the future Terminal F location at DFW on Wednesday.

Buffalo was in town playing the Cowboys.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Habits/Routine when Flying
Replies: 23
Views: 1401

Re: Your Habits/Routine when Flying

Arrive early, try to locate the cleanest Starbucks, on the flight after the seatbelt sign is off I wander around the cabin surveying which lavs are the cleanest if it's a wide body I'll usually take a lap around the entire airplane when I get back to my seat I clean it thoroughly with a wipe when t...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 29619

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

The 737-9 is already a slow seller - how many extra new sales will the new gear bring to justify the additional testing/certification costs for a revised undercarriage? Boeing will probably ask customers to order the 737-10 instead. Southwest is a big customer. The 737-10 MAX is too large to work f...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 20053

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

So it seems like the flight lasted 30 minutes and it doesn’t appear that fuel dump was performed at all based on the videos I’ve seen all over the internet. With 15 hours of fuel onboard and with landing weight close to MTOW, I’m assuming would be very dangerous (I’m aware that margins are incorpor...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are you superstitious about flying?
Replies: 28
Views: 5457

Re: Are you superstitious about flying?

I always give the plane two taps with my right hand (just to the right of the door) when boarding. Me too! I'm exactly the same...that makes three of us then. I wasnt too sure whether to mention it the other day but more i thought of it the more it appeared a superstition I'd picked up. Can't say w...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24736

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

a7ala,

1. Please use commas to bring up your sentences. We're adults.
2. There is no bigger fan of the 777 than me, but no, it cannot do WLG-LAX (Capital Letters) with any meaningful payload.

I'm sorry, but that just isn't correct. I wish it were, but it's not.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are you superstitious about flying?
Replies: 28
Views: 5457

Re: Are you superstitious about flying?

I always give the plane two taps with my right hand (just to the right of the door) when boarding.

Sometimes my ring contacts the metal and I’m sure ‘startles’ people right ahead of of behind me.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Boeing be made great again?
Replies: 22
Views: 7732

Re: Can Boeing be made great again?

I think that Boeing can never be "great" in the way that they were because the technology has matured. For all the reasons planespotters lament the loss of three holers or t-tails, the fact is that Boeing (and Airbus) does build amazing aircraft, more amazing than anything they, or Dougle...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airlines still need to charge for checked bagage?
Replies: 19
Views: 6887

Re: Why do airlines still need to charge for checked bagage?

We flew for DECADES before some CEO got a brilliant idea that they could make even more money off of us by charging for every bag we check, in addition to what we pay for the cost of a ticket, that once INCLUDED up to 2 or 3 checked bags. Most airlines started charging back in 2010 or so, whenever ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 262868

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

It’s pretty amazing that it’s already at 40,000 ft with over 8 1/2 hours left to go in the flight.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 262868

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

To translate, since it wasn't already done: -Maximum Fuel Load (Departing): ~222,666 lbs. -Expected Fuel Remaining upon Landing: ~13,227 lbs. -MTOW for the 787-9: ~559,974 lbs. -QF7879 Takeoff Weight: ~513,677 lbs. It'll be interesting to see how much fuel they end up landing with. I hope someone ca...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How airlines schedular their flights
Replies: 12
Views: 8802

Re: How airlines schedular their flights

Software.

And schedules, while posted ~330 days out, aren't really solidified until roughly 60-90 days out. It's much less common to get a schedule change inside of 3 months (though it can happen).

But yes, when you have a large fleet, software helps determine fleet schedules, etc.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ERSF Freighter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 343
Views: 73473

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

How can the 777-300ER be converted to a freighter but the 777-200/200ER cannot? I thought the reason 777s couldn't be converted to freighters was due to their floors not being able to support freight loads. Does the -300ER have a different floor than the -200/200ER? Can the -300 be converted to fre...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Personality Testing - Recruitment of Pilots
Replies: 9
Views: 4632

Re: Personality Testing - Recruitment of Pilots

The industry favours personality testing over cockpit performance, for the simple reason that you can't really test pilots in the cockpit. It is just too expensive. Even simulators cost a fortune, and you will be lucky to have even an hour in the simulator at an interview. ??? What? Simulator testi...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?
Replies: 51
Views: 4205

Re: What airlines will go bankrupt next? And why will they go bankrupt?

737tanker wrote:
Southwest because the MAXs are still grounded and the NGs will probably be grounded due to the cracks being found in the “Pickle Forks”


That’s a joke, right?

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rental car insurance.
Replies: 20
Views: 8901

Re: Rental car insurance.

I thought almost every credit card at least in the US had it. Your car insurance should cover it, why pay twice? More importantly if they charge $10 per day, would you pay $300 per month for car insurance? I bet it's higher than that anyway. Because that isn’t accurate. Most cards do NOT provide in...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19
Replies: 45
Views: 14176

Re: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19

Flew on "Sydney" from Sydney to Haneda on August 16th, nothing like arriving at Haneda at 5 am. Sad that was probably my last Qantas 744 ride, the 744ER they have some unique features like 777 vents and overhead bins. Sad Qantas doesn't fly then until they are 20 years old, why not keep f...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19
Replies: 45
Views: 14176

Re: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19

Flew on "Sydney" from Sydney to Haneda on August 16th, nothing like arriving at Haneda at 5 am. Sad that was probably my last Qantas 744 ride, the 744ER they have some unique features like 777 vents and overhead bins. Sad Qantas doesn't fly then until they are 20 years old, why not keep f...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that skip a terminal number
Replies: 48
Views: 6761

Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

It drives me nuts that so many airports skip terminal numbers/letters and gate numbers. Just go in sequential order! It's usually a consequence of development carried out or 'leaving room' for planned future development. Ultimately it's about maintaining continuity. Renaming/numbering terminals/gat...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that skip a terminal number
Replies: 48
Views: 6761

Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

It drives me nuts that so many airports skip terminal numbers/letters and gate numbers.

Just go in sequential order!

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 818 compressor stall (or bird strike) video with impressive audio
Replies: 9
Views: 6145

Re: Air China 818 compressor stall (or bird strike) video with impressive audio

This happened right as left work near IAD - saw a helicopter hovering and tuned into tower in time to hear the landing. Funny thing is, I was on that runway a couple days ago running the 10k for the annual Dulles Day event Sat! Footage of the landing is amazing, probably top 10% of 777 landings I'v...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 97
Views: 16678

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

The statement of the the cabin being too heavy for W&B makes no sense. However, it's not uncommon to see some routes require additional bags to be checked to help with adding more weight down below to fix the CG. Full load of pax plus light number of bags either requires ballast or additional b...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 97
Views: 16678

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

A passenger tweeted at Delta that they were forcing CUs to check carryon bags, even though there was ample open overhead space (according to the pics provided). DL’s response: “This usually occurs to support the weight and balance of the aircraft. If the weight of the aircraft in the cabin is too h...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 97
Views: 16678

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

A passenger tweeted at Delta that they were forcing CUs to check carryon bags, even though there was ample open overhead space (according to the pics provided). DL’s response: “This usually occurs to support the weight and balance of the aircraft. If the weight of the aircraft in the cabin is too h...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Isavia forecast less passengers at KEF during 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 5548

Re: Isavia forecast less passengers at KEF during 2019

Those are huge drops in tourism numbers.

We were there in May and found it absolutely beautiful.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Las Vegas International Airport - Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 1649

Re: Las Vegas International Airport - Friday

I can't give you anything recent. I've been to LAS 4 times. Did the JFK-LAS red eye once, a delta 757. Saturday night I believe. Arrived around 11. Busy, but everything moved along nicely. It was a week long trip hotel flight and car in one pkg. Same on the way back. E Everything went smoothly and ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Las Vegas International Airport - Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 1649

Re: Las Vegas International Airport - Friday

If you "haven't not been", that means you have been. I'm a little confused if you've been in the last 15 years.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbulence for Cargo Pilots
Replies: 17
Views: 3534

Re: Turbulence for Cargo Pilots

How would seafood (lobsters) be affected by turbulence?

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 38386

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

No, it won't be found unless it happens to be by complete accident (no pun intended). It's just too large of an area with no real idea of where it is.

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