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by sw733
Fri May 18, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 44
Views: 7266

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

jetwet1 wrote:
Humans suck

The vast majority of humans are great, but they don't make the news

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by sw733
Fri May 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 292
Views: 47046

Re: Plane down near HAV

BBC now saying it was a 737. COPA also had a 737 departure around the same time, and has a livery more similar to Cubana than AA's. Perhaps that was it?

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by sw733
Fri May 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 292
Views: 47046

Re: Plane down near HAV

D L X wrote:
FYI - AA's webpage says AA1334 is awaiting takeoff at the time that I write this.

Flightaware is saying this too. Could be that they can't take off because of the accident or that they were the accident. It is a 738 flight, so that woudl explain the 737 thoughts.

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by sw733
Fri May 18, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 292
Views: 47046

Re: Plane down near HAV

geardown wrote:
CNN says the plane was going to GCM (Guyana). Could it be Cayman Airways flight KX833 ?


I'm confused, are they saying it's going to Grand Cayman or Guyana?

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by sw733
Wed May 02, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !
Replies: 59
Views: 10779

Re: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !

Loads have been averaging in the low ~70% which is better than LH has been doing by about ~10%. They seem to be performing best out of all the long haul international carriers at SJC (along with ANA) so I would be surprised if they were at risk. The Lufthansa flights are only averaging 10% load ? T...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7569

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

Economy on the other hand... no . They don’t have to go above and beyond completing the normal services while maintaining safety and security. Btw, why are people so preoccupied making threads regarding FAs? So the lesson seems to be that passengers should just barge into the galley area and pour t...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7569

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

I’m just a regular guy who flies coach nearly all the time. I don’t ask for anything and don’t expect the FAs to do anything for me except perhaps smile a bit more. I have on occasion flown business/first class on US domestic and notice that, not surprisingly, the level of attention from the FAs is...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7569

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

FAs are not there for your service! The whole role is about being there for your safety and security. That means, they are not there to help you stow away your bag, they are not there to get you a drink when you push the call bell. Stop being so lazy and get off your backside and get the drink your...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7569

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

I definitely think the public needs a better understand of their importance, but I also think it's understandable that they see them primarily as a service, not a safety thing. Generally, if you see a police officer or firefighter or paramedic, it's because something bad happened...as great as it is...

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by sw733
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Your First Class Meal Choice (2 choices)
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Poll: Your First Class Meal Choice (2 choices)

By "salad" do you mean the mayo-based kind of salad? If so, I'll pass.

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by sw733
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City
Replies: 31
Views: 6405

Re: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City

My one medical diversion was on this route with this airline a few years ago. I can't give the Alaska crew enough credit for how they handled the situation on my flight, and I imagine they did the absolute best they could on this one. Never an easy task and I'm sure it will stick with them for the r...

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by sw733
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Spring Holiday Passenger Leaders: LAX, JFK, ORD
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: US Spring Holiday Passenger Leaders: LAX, JFK, ORD

So the three largest cities in the country have the three largest numbers of passengers...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380
Replies: 49
Views: 9771

Re: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380

What is the connection with WN1380 though? Could something have happened with the 737's engine at LGA such as debris flying off to cause the CRJ to lose a wheel? Absolutely - debris from one aircraft can cause damage (sometimes significant) on an aircraft departing (or landing) after it. Concorde i...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380
Replies: 49
Views: 9771

Re: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380

Spacepope wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
How’d they know the wheel came off? The only indication was the ANTISKID-INOP posting on the EICAS.

GF

My guess would be by someone seeing the big wheel bouncing happily down the runway....


This made me laugh out loud, thanks

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by sw733
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 719
Views: 116338

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

You would assume the communicator is the PNF, and that the captain would be flying, but in an emergency like this, it's not entirely-clear how the captain chose to divide up the duties. The other pilot sounds younger and a bit more tentative than the female, who is very authoritative and just sound...

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by sw733
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13407

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

Not funny. I lived through a plane crash about 6 years ago and lost two of my friends in the process. I've had panic attacks on planes since then, though I've gotten much, much better over the years with therapy and regular flying. Though for me, I panic silently. But it's not funny, it's real, and...

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by sw733
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 719
Views: 116338

Re: WN emergency landing at PHL

One report I see says shrapnel entered the aircraft and injured at least one passenger. Yikes.

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by sw733
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21108

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Airports ike ORD and SBN were open and the flight could have easily been diverted to a close airport to MSP. I personally am in disagreement with this. Diverting back to origin makes more sense to me. At least then you have some people who are home. Divert to somewhere that isn't the origin or the ...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30373

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Aren't they late to the party? Amazing how much more quiet it is concerning Allegiant since the pilots got a new contract. Hell, look at how quiet it's been here on A-Net since labor peace was reached. When us their expose on the sexual exploits of one of their own, Mr. Rose Well, their fleet age i...

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by sw733
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 258
Views: 33371

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

B747forever wrote:
Does anyone know what the departure boards at TPE say? Is it Los Angeles/Ontario, Los Angeles or just Ontario?

TPE website just lists it as Ontario on their flight status page, so I'd assume airport monitors say the same.

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by sw733
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers
Replies: 29
Views: 5165

Re: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers

I know that IL-76s have been known to carry a LOT of people, but I can't imagine what it's like to have 257 people inside one of those things. RIP.

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by sw733
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6111

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

Does TK count as a European airline? I believe they fly to Comoros and Somalia. I didn't count them as a European carrier, I classed them as one of the ME3+1... prepare for the debate of whether TK is European or not :white: That's pretty retarded. Just because IST is on the eastern fringe of Europ...

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by sw733
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 4799

Re: NOrwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours

Norwegian is in the news for stranding customers at LGW for 24 hours. The last thing they need is more operational meltdowns. And apparently first aid is a premium service according to a passenger that had cut his finger. 'When I asked if they had a first aid kit with gauze in it, I was told that t...

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by sw733
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 4799

Re: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours

If you buy cheap.....that’s why I don’t fly these shitty airlines like ryanair, transavia,vueling.....I don’t mean any offense but thats my opinion I've flown all three of those airlines and had no issues - 4x flights on Ryanair, 2x on Transavia, 1x on Vueling. Flew Virgin Atlantic once and had a t...

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by sw733
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 997 DFW-EZE diverts due to PTY due to drunk passenger
Replies: 57
Views: 6608

Re: AA 997 DFW-EZE diverts due to PTY due to drunk passenger

The strong reason is that people enjoy it, no? The same reason we have IFE. poor comparison. a high % of aircraft have no IFE. IFE doesn't play a role in notable pax conflict. lots of other transportation seem to be fully acceptable without the sale and promotion of alcohol. it isn't necessary. And...

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by sw733
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 19799

Re: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt

Did she really think that fall was gonna kill her ?? The Uganda hospital finished the job .. but still ... its not that big a drop to the ramp out of a 777 door. At best she was gonna just get really hurt. 5m/16ft drop, possibly head first, on to solid concrete. Let me know how that feels when you ...

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by sw733
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto
Replies: 13
Views: 3644

Re: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto

Can someone explain where this is coming from? Why is there such a huge demand to travel to Ethiopia of all places? They are starting ORD as well. A couple of things: 1) Business ties to Ethiopia are growing as the Ethiopian economy continues to grow 2) There are a good number of Ethiopians around ...

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by sw733
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA MD80s Back to Back at MKE 14March
Replies: 6
Views: 1612

Re: 2 AA MD80s Back to Back at MKE 14March

I just flew on an AA S-80 to MKE on Sunday. That poor plane's interior has been completely neglected, completely filthy carpets, walls, torn seats, etc. They've been that way for several years now, unfortunately. Even as an AA EXP, I do my damndest to avoid those things...the maintenance delays are...

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by sw733
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8228

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

BC77008 wrote:
sw733 wrote:
Noise wrote:

We'll see if people have the same opinion when it's human remains


If I was human remains I would be thrilled to be flown all over the globe one last time!


Hey, it would make no difference to me ;)

I'm sure my family wouldn't be thrilled, though.

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by sw733
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8228

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

Noise wrote:
Like any other item of cargo, this happens sometimes.


We'll see if people have the same opinion when it's human remains

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by sw733
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Tournament Charters
Replies: 118
Views: 8350

Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Charters

To answer the yearly question: no, schools don't pay for the flights themselves.

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by sw733
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26616

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

eisenbach wrote:
If that ATC transscript of LiveATC.net is true .... that's just unbelievable!

Wow. Just...wow. Truly ridiculous on both sides of the conversation.

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by sw733
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Southwest unveils new Louisiana One livery
Replies: 61
Views: 8559

Re: Fun special SWA annnoumemt tommrow 12:30pm east coast time

I'm surprised there hasn't been one given how long they've been at MSY They've been at OKC and TUL almost as long, and have ~600 people at a call center there. Still no Oklahoma One Every time I look at the WN route map it always surprises me how much service they have at both airports - especially...

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by sw733
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next cities to be granted NBA expansion teams
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: Next cities to be granted NBA expansion teams

I always wondered why St. Louis didn't have an NBA team (they had the Hawks a long time ago). If not St. Louis why not Kansas City. Missouri can support, two MLB teams, an NFL franchise and an NHL franchise. You'd think the NBA could fit in there somewhere. Memphis and Oklahoma City have the NBA, b...

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by sw733
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK & Kinshasa
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: EK & Kinshasa

Flydubai announces daily flights to Kinshasa starting from April 15. http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/flydubai-to-start-flights-to-kinshasa-1.2173623 When do they get the MAXes? They'll need them if they're interested in making the route nonstop in the future. They've already started getting t...

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by sw733
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC
Replies: 17
Views: 4726

Re: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC

drdisque wrote:
Obviously DRC is being protectionist of their own longhaul airline that flies to Europe. ;)


Ugh, so true. As an African myself, I am sick and tired of seeing this kind of thing happening on my continent. It only ends up hurting the country, the local businesses, and the people.

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by sw733
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 11316

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

"Ever" is a long time. But I don't see it happening anytime soon. Comparing PVD to JAX is a bit unfair. PVD is able to grab people from Massachusetts and Connecticut, in addition to Rhode Island, who may look for a cheaper flight to Europe. Plus, the aircraft that serves PVD from Europe ca...

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by sw733
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 258
Views: 33371

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Bumping this and stealing a link from another poster (dc10lover): https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/china-airlines-now-planning-daily-service-between-ontario-and-taiwan-300587162.html?tc=portal_CAP Looks like the demand exceed expectation and they are planning to go daily on this route. CI i...

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by sw733
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 11930

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

Wow 8 hrs in a nb is going to be rough... maybe long range nb isnt that great of an idea afterall... It is more about the chair you are sitting in, which can be the same as in a WB. I think it depends on the person. I've flown the (I believe now defunct) Privatair IAH-AMS flight on a narrowbody and...

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by sw733
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH122 SYD-KUL (9M-MTM) diverts to ASP after engine shut down in flight
Replies: 43
Views: 6726

Re: MH122 divertes to ASP

anplatinum wrote:
Broome, an hours bus ride from DCN, also has lots of accommodation. Also Broome airport has a 7700 ft runway which would have been adequate to land an A330.


Alice Springs still offers significantly more options as far as accommodation and onward flights to the largest cities of Australia.

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by sw733
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH122 SYD-KUL (9M-MTM) diverts to ASP after engine shut down in flight
Replies: 43
Views: 6726

Re: MH122 divertes to ASP

I suspect the contained single engine failure wasn't catastrophic, as some passengers were reported saying, and given that circumstance, Alice Springs has accommodation to cater for the passengers until replacement aircraft arrives. Yep, this is what I would expect. Unless it's a "get down IMM...

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by sw733
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy
Replies: 144
Views: 4676

Re: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

NoTime wrote:
Not that it'll change any minds around here, but...


Damn right it wont...bring me a good source and we'll talk.

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by sw733
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body found on HNL runway
Replies: 31
Views: 12940

Re: Body found on HNL runway

If a stowaway, one would assume Philippines and China may be the most likely candidates based on nonstop destinations from HNL. But, as mentioned, could come from anywhere, even within the US. Also, we have seen cases where the body doesn't come out on the first flight...for example, the stowaway cl...

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by sw733
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Complaints Down, More Flights On Time Than American Or United
Replies: 19
Views: 2750

Re: Spirit Airlines Complaints Down, More Flights On Time Than American Or United

Good to hear that NK is striving to make improvements to be more pax happy and reduce the effects of the ULCC stereotype. But the 28-inch pitch is enough to keep me away. The few times I've flown them, I've always popped for the Big Front Seat and still come in cheaper than any other airline. Haven...

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by sw733
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 11871

Re: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI

So excited by this that I saw the announcement, immediately checked my schedule, and just now booked myself on the first MCI-KEF flight! Selfishly, I am so happy it's Icelandair instead of WOW... Never thought I would see the day! Dumb question but does MCI have catering facilities that can prepare ...

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by sw733
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD
Replies: 74
Views: 12577

Re: AS starting SFO-PHX

It's for Spring Training for Major League Baseball. Interesting. I wonder - are there other routes like this that exist just for spring training? I know PHX has both A's (in Mesa) and Giants (Scottsdale) spring training Half of MLB does spring training in the PHX area. The other half has spring tra...

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by sw733
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD
Replies: 74
Views: 12577

Re: AS starting SFO-PHX

rajincajun01 wrote:
It's for Spring Training for Major League Baseball.

Interesting. I wonder - are there other routes like this that exist just for spring training? I know PHX has both A's (in Mesa) and Giants (Scottsdale) spring training

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by sw733
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.
Replies: 65
Views: 10680

Re: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.

Northwest1988 wrote:
Does Lufthansa still fly them to CLT?

At least in winter, no.

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by sw733
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19465

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

A couple of points to make: 1. It's always interesting to figure out how something like this happened. A lot of factors need to line up before an aircraft takes off with someone onboard who shouldn't be. As others have noticed, the Gate Agents have to slip up somehow, but once onboard the plane, th...

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by sw733
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV-series that went on for too long?
Replies: 107
Views: 5542

Re: TV-series that went on for too long?

The Walking Dead is perhaps the single best example of this in recent times for me. As echoed before (but I must put in another vote because it's just so bad) - the show used to be phenomenal, but holy cow it is just the same crap over and over and over and over. At least that's what I hear - once t...

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