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by e38
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline catering question.
Replies: 16
Views: 2678

Re: Airline catering question.

readytotaxi (Topic author), it appears that subject discussion indicates the catering can be accomplished either with round trip catering or by provisioning the catering companies at the outstations with the desired meal items. However, my recommendation is that the next time you travel this route—a...

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by e38
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-757 LAN Chile
Replies: 6
Views: 1812

Re: B-757 LAN Chile

Quoting Cointrin330 (Reply # 2), "I don't remember if Ladeco operated via LIM or another city on the JFK-SCL sector."

Miami

based upon LADECO timetable of October 1995. Reference is timetableimages.com

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by e38
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline catering question.
Replies: 16
Views: 2678

Re: Airline catering question.

Much of it depends upon what the availability of catering is at the out station and if the available company can meet the service standard of the airline. If not, round trip catering will be boarded at the origin. readytotaxi (Topic author), for the region to which you are referring, "flights t...

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by e38
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question about equipment choices
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

Re: Very basic question about equipment choices

Quoting IFlyVeryLittle (Topic author), "Are these choices fueled by deep science of historic booking data and other metrics weeks and weeks in advance to maximize equipment usage." First of all, I think the correct terminology would be to "optimize" equipment usage; not necessari...

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by e38
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Fuel System Center Tank (Original Configuration) Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1746

Re: A320 Fuel System Center Tank (Original Configuration) Question

Quoting Starlion (Reply # 2), "The fuel pump pushbuttons don't really have an "on" setting. It's more like "off" and "auto." When the fuel pump pushbuttons are depressed, they are in the "ON" position; when released they are in the "OFF" positio...

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by e38
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?
Replies: 28
Views: 4062

Re: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?

Quoting Woodreau (Reply # 25), “My fastest turn was 1 minute from block in to block out for the next flight. . .The FO got out, did his post flight/preflight walk around. . .”

Did the first officer actually even look at anything during the walk around?

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by e38
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The smell of flying!
Replies: 19
Views: 3198

Re: The smell of flying!

Quoting VC10er (Topic author), "Today there is no fuel smell at all. How did that change?" During the late 1970s and 80s, there was increased emphasis on environmental issues. Engine manufacturers improved the quality of aircraft engines--designing new engines and modifying existing engine...

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by e38
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think I did anything wrong with this or was unprofessional?
Replies: 24
Views: 2213

Re: Do you think I did anything wrong with this or was unprofessional?

Lovetravelling (Topic author), based upon your initial narrative of the events and your answer to my question above, my opinion is that you did nothing wrong and I wouldn't give it another thought. Many professions have benefits that come with the job. As an example, I have a relative who works at a...

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by e38
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think I did anything wrong with this or was unprofessional?
Replies: 24
Views: 2213

Re: Do you think I did anything wrong with this or was unprofessional?

Lovetraveling (Topic author), did your son do anything that would have brought attention to himself? Your story indicates that he did not, but how did the other passengers know he was traveling as a non-revenue passenger?

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by e38
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airspeed limit under a certain altitude in China
Replies: 26
Views: 3186

Re: Airspeed limit under a certain altitude in China

Quoting 889091 (reply # 20), "Airbii"

The correct word is Airbus.

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by e38
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: End of season flights - TUI UK
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

Re: End of season flights - TUI UK

The aircraft can also be dispatched to another destination in the region to operate a revenue flight. Crewmembers traveling as passengers is very common. In the airline industry--at least in the United States--it is known as a "deadhead" segment and will often display on your duty assignme...

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by e38
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4440

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

Newark Terminal B (B-1 Concourse). I agree with bfitzflyer above, "Oak - stuck in the 80's" and if you take a look at the check-in wing of Oakland, it looks like you are back in the 1960s or so. Although some airports have not been able to expand or construct new concourses and terminals d...

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by e38
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: was United 2562 bookable
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: was United 2562 bookable

pahs2009 (Topic author), with reference to your question, "Was this flight bookable and able to carry revenue passengers?" It depends on the terms and conditions of the charter contract, including who chartered the aircraft, the purpose of the charter, and whether or not there are availabl...

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by e38
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New airline to an airport
Replies: 7
Views: 1884

Re: New airline to an airport

Operating into new airports is routine for pilots. However, when flying into an airport for the first time, most professional pilots I know will spend some time prior to the flight becoming more familiar with the environment. Sometimes it's not possible to do so, but if you are able to do this ahead...

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by e38
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do airlines have more flights than there is demand?
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

Re: Why do airlines have more flights than there is demand?

Airlines use historical data and future projections to determine frequency and gauge between city pairs. This is a coordinated process involving network development, marketing, and scheduling. There are many variables, including whether the city pairs are an O&D market or part of the connecting ...

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by e38
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Flight attendants do in this situation? Can you help me?
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: What Flight attendants do in this situation? Can you help me?

these are all questions that should be answered either in your flight attendant training manual, during the classroom portion of your training, or directly from one of your instructors at the training facility. The procedures, especially number 1 above, may not necessarily be the same at every airli...

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by e38
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Workload of the PNF in the 732
Replies: 17
Views: 2142

Re: Workload of the PNF in the 732

GalaxyFlyer, yes! it worked like that.

just an additional comment . . .

some companies have changed the terminology from PNF (Pilot Not Flying) to PM (Pilot Monitoring). At the company at which I work, all the manuals were changed from PF/PNF to PF/PM.

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by e38
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Workload of the PNF in the 732
Replies: 17
Views: 2142

Re: Workload of the PNF in the 732

Quoting Trimeresurus (topic author), "Wasn't this a lot of work?" No. Everything VSMUT stated above. In addition . . . when I was first hired at a major air carrier in the United States--yes, the era of the 737-200 and DC-9, the initial training program lasted approximately six weeks which...

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by e38
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1932

Re: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations

jim, efficient sequencing of aircraft on departure at busy airports is more readily facilitated by proper separation using varying Standard Instrument Departures, not intersection takeoffs. At most major airports, ground control will sequence taxiing aircraft--whenever possible--such that adjacent a...

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by e38
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How risky is the airspace around the DMZ being so close to ICN/GMP?
Replies: 5
Views: 1970

Re: How risky is the airspace around the DMZ being so close to ICN/GMP?

x1234, you should do some research on the West Berlin Air Corridors which were used from 1945 until 1991.

These routes were flown using much less sophisticated navigation equipment compared to what is available today.

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by e38
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do follow me vehicles avoid running into planes or getting affected by their jet blast on taxiways in very low vis?
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: How do follow me vehicles avoid running into planes or getting affected by their jet blast on taxiways in very low v

just as an addendum to my post above, on the aircraft I fly, the transponders have four positions--SBY,ON,TA,RA/TA. There is no OFF position. Depending on the avionics manufacturer, some transponders DO have an OFF position; however, "Standby" allows the transponder to maintain a "war...

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by e38
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do follow me vehicles avoid running into planes or getting affected by their jet blast on taxiways in very low vis?
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: How do follow me vehicles avoid running into planes or getting affected by their jet blast on taxiways in very low v

No, ON. The following quote is from U.S.DOT, FAA, SAFO15006 dated May 19, 2015, "The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) uses airport surface surveillance capabilities at some of the busiest airports in the U.S. to determine aircraft and vehicle location when they are operating on an airport ...

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by e38
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thai Airways 777-300ER Enroute AEX-HNL-BKK
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Re: Thai Airways 777-300ER Enroute AEX-HNL-BKK

" . . .it takes Thai Troops to a US Army training facility near to AEX, . . ."

Fort Polk, Louisiana

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by e38
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC-3/DC-4s on transatlantic routes
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: DC-3/DC-4s on transatlantic routes

and, Santa Maria, to a lesser extent.

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by e38
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC-3/DC-4s on transatlantic routes
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: DC-3/DC-4s on transatlantic routes

Quoting PSAatSAN4Ever, “The airports at Shannon and Gander saw a LOT of re-fueling stops!”

also Goose Bay and Glasgow.

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by e38
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Republic trivia
Replies: 7
Views: 1002

Re: Republic trivia

Quoting Lpbri (topic author), “Republic Airlines was formed by the merger of North Central, Southern and Hughes Airwest.” Technically, that’s not exactly correct. Republic was formed by the merger of North Central and Southern on July 1, 1979. Hughes Airwest was acquired by Republic on October 1, 19...

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by e38
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who flies aircraft to storage areas?
Replies: 11
Views: 3053

Re: Who flies aircraft to storage areas?

N92r03, yes, it is done like that. At the company where I work, in the United States, the ferry trips are built as normal trips by scheduling and awarded to regular line crews--many times it is a reserve crew, but a crewmember with a monthly line can also pick it up as additional flying if schedulin...

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by e38
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Wheel Brake Activation
Replies: 30
Views: 2243

Re: Landing Wheel Brake Activation

georgeclarke, I agree with all the answers above. Just a few additional comments . . . With regard to your question, "can anyone shed light on common procedure for when wheel brakes are applied?" At the company at which I work--on the Airbus A-320 series--for a normal landing, it is standa...

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by e38
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who flies aircraft to storage areas?
Replies: 11
Views: 3053

Re: Who flies aircraft to storage areas?

At the company at which I work, it is always the pilots of the airline who fly the aircraft to the storage facility. Keep in mind, if the aircraft is going into storage, it is still owned or leased by the airline, and therefore, pilots of another company would not be authorized to fly that aircraft....

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by e38
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not put some fire extinguisher foam on the ground?
Replies: 25
Views: 3685

Re: Why not put some fire extinguisher foam on the ground?

joejohn (Topic author), with reference to your second question: "2) why not put some foam on the ground, or water, before the airplane lands so the landing gear doesn't catch on fire?" The following information is from wikipedia. I don't usually put a lot of credibility into information fr...

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by e38
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hardstand gates as an advantage?
Replies: 30
Views: 3873

Re: Hardstand gates as an advantage?

In the United States, it is not about weather or security; rather, convenience and comfort, even if that is only a perception on the part of the passenger. As a result, while there are some exceptions, even very small air terminals in the U.S. are equipped with jetways. By the way, sdmccray1984 (top...

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by e38
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When and why did parallel parking jetways die out?
Replies: 7
Views: 2398

Re: When and why did parallel parking jetways die out?

filipinoavgeek, for all the reasons above; this arrangement of parking aircraft was not efficient and did not optimize the use of available space. As airlines continued to take delivery of aircraft and expand routes, airports were not able to expand as quickly and nose-in parking provided additional...

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by e38
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hardstands at JFK?
Replies: 12
Views: 4542

Re: Hardstands at JFK?

Sdmccray1984, with regard to your two questions: First, "Is the wide open tarmac area between T2 and T4 (DELTA) ever used to board/disembark passengers using buses?" In general, no. That ramp is controlled by Delta and even before the flight reductions due to COVID, Delta had sufficient ga...

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by e38
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good Time To Become A Pilot?
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: Good Time To Become A Pilot?

Cardude100000, with reference to your question in the title, "Good time to become a pilot?" Yes, it is. The post from spacecadet (Reply # 5) above is excellent. In addition to the reasons stated, if this is something you sincerely want to do, even if it were not to work out exactly as you ...

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by e38
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2656

Re: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight

PennPal (topic originator), I'm not sure this falls into the criteria you are looking for since it is not an airline operation, but for me it was:

U.S. Air Force C-118 (Douglas DC-6), from Colorado Springs, CO (KCOS) to Houston, TX (KEFD).

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by e38
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Concourse / Gate Locations of Previous and Current Airlines at Seatac International Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

Re: Concourse / Gate Locations of Previous and Current Airlines at Seatac International Airport

just to add to what n7371f mentioned above, during the period 1988-1990, American had three or four gates at the very end of the B concourse.

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by e38
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hardstand gates as an advantage?
Replies: 30
Views: 3873

Re: Hardstand gates as an advantage?

with reference to comments about wheelchair accessibility being better with jetways, I agree that accommodating passengers in wheelchairs is somewhat easier with a jetway and provides protection from weather and ramp operations. However, sometimes proper ground support equipment can help mitigate th...

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by e38
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Few questions about the A310 (and A300)
Replies: 33
Views: 6222

Re: Few questions about the A310 (and A300)

LH707330, reference your question above, "why Airbus did the mid-wing mount on the 300/310 in the first place . . .'

I do not have specific numbers to substantiate this, but my understanding is that the mid-wing mount allowed for greater underfloor cargo capability.

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by e38
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Until when will the tiller be used?
Replies: 33
Views: 4808

Re: Until when will the tiller be used?

the steering in the Airbus using the tiller tends to be very responsive.

We generally teach new Airbus pilots to think about turning the aircraft by initially applying pressure to the tiller in either direction as needed; not movements; then increase the pressure as appropriate.

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by e38
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Navigation in an old six-pack airliner
Replies: 27
Views: 3446

Re: Navigation in an old six-pack airliner

Quoting SRQfoxtrot (Reply # 4), "What's a "six-pac" airliner?" Reference to aircraft with "round dials" in the flight deck; generally analog technology. Take a look at a photo of an older airliner; in particular the center display with regard to the engine instruments--...

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by e38
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much non-voice(text) communication with the ATC is performed
Replies: 6
Views: 2352

Re: How much non-voice(text) communication with the ATC is performed

Controller-Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) is used all the time. However, in the A319/320/321 at the company where I work, the communication is primarily via a specific CPDLC display, but communication with ATC is also possible using the CDU. Quoting Trimeresurus (Topic author), "is it co...

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by e38
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 67
Views: 6411

Re: Going out of your way to fly a special type

Quoting topic, "Going out of your way to fly a special type." Yes, of course I have done this, quite a few times, and every time I travel I investigate the possibility of doing it again. Not only special types but I do this on three fronts: - Aircraft - Airlines - Airports Every time I tra...

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by e38
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline mergers; merging the seniority lists
Replies: 26
Views: 5695

Re: Airline mergers; merging the seniority lists

Quoting TTailedTiger (Reply # 11), "What happened with Delta and Pan Am as far as merging pilots? How were the Pan Am pilots integrated once the A310 fleet was replaced with the 767? Did they go to the bottom or were they just given 767 spots?" It doesn't normally work like that in the Uni...

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by e38
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Useful websites for aviation
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Useful websites for aviation

www.flightradar24.com and www.flightaware.com

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ADMYUL, there are many.

Two of my favorites are www.flightradar24.com and www.flightaware.com

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by e38
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA PreCheck and Global Entry Still Business as Usual?
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: TSA PreCheck and Global Entry Still Business as Usual?

Quoting FriscoHeavy (Topic Author), "are restaurants and coffee joints open at airports like DAL, HOU and DEN? *Will be transiting through all of these." FriscoHeavy, since your trip has already started, you've probably already discovered which restaurants/coffee shops are open at the airp...

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by e38
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the normal law in Airbus be overridden by the pilot? Question about Germanwings Flight 9525
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Can the normal law in Airbus be overridden by the pilot? Question about Germanwings Flight 9525

Quoting Woodreau (Reply # 4), "Check airmen degrade the aircraft to alternate and direct law every day in the simulator."

and sometimes even Mechanical Backup Law!

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by e38
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In post Covid, do you think Delta's Atlanta-Chennai will work again?
Replies: 16
Views: 1753

Re: In post Covid, do you think Delta's Atlanta-Chennai will work again?

Quoting Boeing757100 (Topic author), "a couple of months ago, they recently started to BOM, so I could see a ray of hope."

How frequently do you intend to travel ATL-MAA?

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by e38
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4997

Re: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?

deleted. Duplicate post in error

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by e38
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4997

Re: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?

Quoting Boeing757100 (Reply # 30), "No, I am completely fine with the other Boeings because at least Boeing was persistent and was the actual Boeing back then." What a statement! The actual Boeing back then? Back when? Is the Boeing company that manufactures the 737 different than the Boei...

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by e38
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2513

Re: Dated flight terms?

Quoting Max Q (Reply # 17), "I started with a regional airline"

Max, would that have been a commuter airline?

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