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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 23, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 221
Views: 20210

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Especially since, thanks to the -8F, the warmed over 747-8 series will end up with over 150 in service (maybe 200) so the market for total VLA turned out less than half of their prediction for just the A380. Yes, but the 747 program as a whole has 1,572 orders, with possibly more to come. I'm sure ...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 23, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 221
Views: 20210

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

John Leahy himself said in his post retirement interviews that Airbus decision makers listened to the more conservative airlines (presumably LH) too much and stayed with four engined aircraft too long. He said he was astonished when his superiors refused GE's offer to pay the cost of putting the GE...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 23, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 221
Views: 20210

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

There is a lot of revisionist versions of history here. When the concept of the A3XX/A380 was conceived the 747-400 was still the long haul aircraft of the day. Boeing offered the 767 and the 777 was limited to -200. The 200LR/ER were in development. Aviation markets were predicted to grow. The 77W...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 23, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 221
Views: 20210

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

All of the people bashing the A380 spending are probably the same ones defending Boeing's money spent on the Sonic Cruiser for 15 years and justifying it because some of that technology was later applied to the 787. Isn't that exactly what Airbus did with the A380 -> A350? Not exactly. The Sonic Cr...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 23, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 15359

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Well, there was the Barclay's survey, and right after that there was the Reuters/Ipsos survey that suggested plane model mattered little among top consumer purchase decision criteria. In the public opinion poll released May 15, only about half of U.S. adults say they are familiar with the airplane ...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 23, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 15359

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

BlueSky1976 wrote:
I'll still avoid 737 MAX like a plague, until the aircraft is proven safe.
Screw boeing PR.


Well since you aren't a test pilot, you will not be given the opportunity to fly the 737 Max before it gets recertified by the FAA, JAA, and aviation regulatory agencies all over the world.

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by flyingclrs727
Wed May 22, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 15359

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

I bet there won't be an empty seat on that plane. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some well known Vloggers on board too.

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by flyingclrs727
Sun May 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary
Replies: 36
Views: 6038

Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Is the AUS route still on track even with the shortage of aircraft caused by the worldwide of the 737 MAX? This thread was started before the ET-302 crash.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 16, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 144
Views: 20967

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

I could perhaps understand it if Ryanair did this, but how can British Airways sell afternoon tea with no tea?

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by flyingclrs727
Wed May 15, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 7961

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

This is the 727 in question. 0237865 I wish they had more of the type and for longer than the two times combined, preferably in the golden livery. WN only used them as a stop gap. They allowed WN to grow to California, and to to grow before the 737-300 became available. They were a better plane for...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed May 15, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Antonio Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: San Antonio Aviation Thread - 2019

Maybe a one-off seasonal TATL could happen but SAT bleeds to AUS and IAH for many TATL flights via driving and connecting. SAT also has competition from the USAF in daily full Space A flights that carry several hundred worldwide, who then are not using SAT. Does not sound like much but it can add u...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue May 14, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US carrier flights to IST
Replies: 20
Views: 3415

Re: US carrier flights to IST

and their JFK hub pales in comparison to ATL, DTW & MSP, in regards to onwards connections. That's often heavily overstated: What US city would any (even remotely significant amount of) Turkish traffic wish to go, that can't be reached nonstop by DL from JFK? Or vice versa. There are lots of se...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 09, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8558

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

Maybe Boeing should restart production line of pax-767,until the 797 is ready, since the 787-8 has proven to be too much...too heavy...too everything..They shouldn't be too quick to make the same mistake they did when they shut down production of 757 (though at the time it was warranted..?),which a...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed May 08, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10522

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

The BAC 1-11 was one if my Dad's favorite aircraft at Braniff.

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by flyingclrs727
Wed May 08, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 85
Views: 10098

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

From a Y passenger perspective, I wish they could re-engine the 767 like other aircraft (I know...there's more to it than that). For TATL, I feel it is the most comfortable arrangement out there. DL and UA seem to like them as well. It would make more sense to get the updated 787-8's that have incr...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue May 07, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11607

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Why do you think financing a new runway would be “harder” at Heathrow? Demand is higher there driving higher landing fees able to repay loans faster. In any other country, both Heathrow and Gatwick would have built additional runways build years ago, or one of them would have been replaced by whole...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue May 07, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?
Replies: 32
Views: 4546

Re: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?

I still need to fly on one. Im not a fan of the A380, but it is a engineering marvel being able to get that big ass plane in the air! Im not an Airbus guy but it really is a treat to ride in an A380! I've been on four A380 flights and that thing is a beast. The size skews your sense of speed at rot...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed May 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11607

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Heathrow has needed a 3rd runway since I first visited London in 1990. I wish one would happen. Alas, it is unlikely. Oh well, thankfully the A321LR/xLR or 797 (if launched) will allow bypass. Lightsaber LHR needs 4 runways they should just bite the bullet and build the 4th immediately after openin...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 24
Views: 6024

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

I remember flying in 2000 on a WN 737-200 from HOU to MSY, but it was a continuation of a flight from LAX-ELP-HOU.

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 69
Views: 11518

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

I for one like the customer codes, it gave a glimpse into the airplane's history. Mergers and leases always make things murky, but it's interesting to trace where a plane has been. -Rowen I think Boeing was trying to deemphasize variations between planes delivered to different customers. Leasing co...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 69
Views: 11518

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

Because United’s customer code with Boeing is 22 so that the reason why UA’s 777-300ERs are 777-322ER and for 787’s there are no codes assigned to them and the 737 with 24 code are the ones ordered by Continental Airlines Sent from my iPhone XS MAX using Tapatalk Weren't there add on orders for 737...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43624

Re: WN looking at A220

Whether it is the NMA or A220, I think it is reasonable for Southwest to look at options in the next decade. Their business model has evolved towards higher volume routes, but they still have many small routes. Markets like El Paso to San Antonio or St Louis to Omaha or Kansas City to Indianapolis ...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 6953

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

I like the 2-4-3 layout for 9-abreast. Perhaps in the future the inflight entertainement systems won't tie everything to 3-3-3.

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30492

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

No A380 and no more frequencies will mean more capacity and pricing pressure from competition. There is a strong value to be the dominant player on a market. The 100 additional seats of the A380 are used to kick off anybody trying to get your key O&D markets. If it was such strong value, BA wou...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 9687

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Considering they don't appear to have equipment to reach the blaze, aerial fire bombing isn't a bad idea. I don't know if Notre Dame had retrofitted life safety and fire suppression systems in it, but external apparatus just isn't reaching it well. You figure the towers are 70m high, that's out of ...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 9687

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Trump just tweeted: "Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!" I'm sure that will work! And it will work wonders for all the fragile manuscripts and the priceless artwork in the edifice... :roll: Considering they don't appear to have equipment to reach t...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 787: Broken Dreams l Al Jazeera Investigations
Replies: 14
Views: 4701

Re: The Boeing 787: Broken Dreams l Al Jazeera Investigations

It's a bunch of garbage. The 787 is a tremendous success. It had teething problems, but Boeing overcame them. They badmouth the South Carolina facility, but Boeing is no longer just a Washington state company. They moved their headquarters to Chicago after merging with McDonnell Douglas. They bought...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 11369

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

Airlines0613 wrote:
EMB170 wrote:
But it's a MAX...won't be flying around anytime soon...

No, it’s a Boeing 737-800 with Split Scimitar winglets. Look at it closely.

It should be flying soon!


Special liveries tend to be painted on planes being repainted after D checks. Boeing just paints the standard livery at the factory.

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passports at Gate after US CBP Preclearance
Replies: 11
Views: 2101

Re: Passports at Gate after US CBP Preclearance

DiscoverCSG wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
They want to make sure you actually get on the plane after going through preclearance.


... and that when you do, you haven't accidentally thrown your passport in the trash with the remains of Tim Horton's.


Is it obligatory to go to Tim Horton's?

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passports at Gate after US CBP Preclearance
Replies: 11
Views: 2101

Re: Passports at Gate after US CBP Preclearance

They want to make sure you actually get on the plane after going through preclearance.

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did CO ever fly to JFK
Replies: 31
Views: 5802

Re: Did CO ever fly to JFK

They even had IAH-JFK flights to feed some international flights.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 16612

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

What’s up with Delta N143DA N144DA these are 99 build with 20k cycles and 60k hours roughly. If this 737/787 problem gets worse will an airline come sniffing around there aren’t that many 767’s sitting around with useful life left. Non-ER 767s will only be useful to a small subset of operators need...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 92086

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

pugman211 wrote:
fcogafa wrote:
Will they need to do the wing bendy test to 150% or whatever for this version or has it been done?



I would imagine yes because it is a completely different wing.



That's why the ground test plane was built last year.

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 4848

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

The most useful runway at JFK?

Closing down LGA permanently! Then the runways at EWR and JFK could be used more efficiently.

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6099

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

Also, the 737-400 in a standard Y configuration similar to what WN would operate is only 156 seats - so a 4th FA for just 6 passengers is not really something that fits the WN model. The 737-400 was sold as a 727-200 replacement, so I'm not sure Boeing even tried very hard to sell it to Southwest. ...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6099

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

Also, the 737-400 in a standard Y configuration similar to what WN would operate is only 156 seats - so a 4th FA for just 6 passengers is not really something that fits the WN model. The 737-400 was sold as a 727-200 replacement, so I'm not sure Boeing even tried very hard to sell it to Southwest. ...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19701

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

How many passengers can be legally accomodated on a the 200 passenger variant of the 737-8 Max? Think on that question really hard. Me, me, me! 167? The 200 seat capacity was determined by adding more emergency exits to the 189 passenger limit 737-800 fuselage and cramming in 11 more slimline seats...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6099

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

WN was a much different airline in the 1990s than it is today... instead of being the hub-and-spoke carrier it is today (yes, it days away from that term), it flew a schedule of mostly “direct” flights that involved stops. Sometimes a lot — a 1995 timetable, for example, showed the majority of flig...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 8533

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

Is there much of an advantage to having a 200 foot wide runway than a 150 foot? Lots of major airports in the US have 150 foot wide runways.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19701

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

How many passengers can be legally accomodated on a the 200 passenger variant of the 737-8 Max?

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 14957

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

What's the advantage for AA to do this route? MUC is a Star Alliance hub.

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?
Replies: 46
Views: 8675

Re: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?

When the 321neo is flying it's a great plane but the engine problems are a huge drag on the aircraft's profits. For that reason the 321neo's are really not that great currently for AS. I suspect that once the engine issues are fixed then AS will do more analysis to verify that the plane is really p...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 27
Views: 1486

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

I liked the original Southwest 737-200's with the lounge seating on the emergency exit row. They got rid of backward facing seats due to the cost of certifying 16G seats to face backwards.

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 5837

Re: How many US states have you visited?

TX
WA
NM
CO
DC
MD
PA
NY
LA
OK
CA
AR
MA
MS
AL
FL
GA
SC
NC
DE
NJ
WV
TN
AZ
NV
UT
ID
WY
MT
SD
NE
IA
MO
KS
KY
RI
CT
OH

38 states if you count DC

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skytrax World's Best Airports
Replies: 40
Views: 3071

Re: Skytrax World's Best Airports

I like flying out of or through IAH. Getting between terminals is pretty easy on either side of security. The terminals are all along a pretty simple linear arrangement. I've easily connected to international flights in terminal D with just one hour between arriving at terminal B and the departure t...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skytrax World's Best Airports
Replies: 40
Views: 3071

Re: Skytrax World's Best Airports

LOL London Heathrow. I don't think so. Not when things go wrong! God forbid if you miss your connecting flight, because your original flight was delayed taking off due to a landing slot not being available when your plane is supposed to arrive, because the airport only has two runways. And it can g...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skytrax World's Best Airports
Replies: 40
Views: 3071

Re: Skytrax World's Best Airports

LOL London Heathrow. I don't think so. Not when things go wrong! God forbid if you miss your connecting flight, because your original flight was delayed taking off due to a landing slot not being available when your plane is supposed to arrive, because the airport only has two runways. And it can g...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 1371

Re: How many countries have you visited?

United States
Canada
Mexico
United Kingdom
Peru
Bolivia
Denmark
Germany
The Netherlands
Belgium
France
Spain
Malta
Greece
Egypt
Israel
Cyprus
Turkey
Ukraine
Switzerland
Austria

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N777UA- How much longer does she have?
Replies: 61
Views: 16385

Re: N777UA- How much longer does she have?

I was at the MKE Layton Ave observation area when I looked in my rearview mirror when I saw something big coming in. I saw that it looked like it was coming in slow. I took a pic of it with my cell phone and lo and behold it was a UA 777! https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44737057_10102...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N777UA- How much longer does she have?
Replies: 61
Views: 16385

Re: N777UA- How much longer does she have?

I was at the MKE Layton Ave observation area when I looked in my rearview mirror when I saw something big coming in. I saw that it looked like it was coming in slow. I took a pic of it with my cell phone and lo and behold it was a UA 777! https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44737057_10102...

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