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by EMB170
Thu May 03, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 48
Views: 11810

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

And think how much better T5 was, when compared to the original T1, before UA knocked it down and built the current terminal. That terminal dates back to when Chicago got jet service in 1959/60 and needed a second airport, because MDW couldn't handle 707s. What did the original T1 look like- when O...

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by EMB170
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 61
Views: 12628

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

They also say that Tokio will increase to 5 weekly, daily to Guatemala and they Will use in one of the rotations to Tel Aviv the 332. I hope they open more destinations in Asia like Vietnam, Singapur, China....I see some room to grow there. África tío. They've already been doing that, at least sinc...

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by EMB170
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4038

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

Delta started flying ATL-ORY-STR then ATL-AMS-STR and at one point had ATL-STR- BUD. It was first on a L1011-500, L1011-250 then G767-300. I flew this trip as a Purser and as a LOD-German for nearly 21 years. ATL-ORY-STR on a Saturday was one of the most junior flight attendant trip do to the layov...

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by EMB170
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4038

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

STR-ATL predates MBUSA’s move to Atlanta by decades. :checkmark: Indeed. At one point DL 116/117 was an L15 that continued as a tag-on to BUD from ATL. As far as CLT-MUC goes, LH actually started that route while US was still in Star as a codeshare. I think even before that, it may have existed fro...

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by EMB170
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 91
Views: 26979

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

I'd take a 1988 built, well maintained, McDonnell -Douglas aircraft any day of the week over some of the light weight-cost-cutting air frames now in service. You get into tough weather or situations, you will be glad you have those few extra mm of aluminum alloy between you and Earth.[/quote] :check...

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by EMB170
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

Re: Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?

I can only speak from anecdotal experience, but was on SU 100/101 between JFK and SVO last week. 77W and flights were completely full in Y. In W (where I was) and J, cabins were only about 1/2 full, but chatting up the FAs revealed that JFK flights at least in their experience still go out very full...

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by EMB170
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 38
Views: 8739

Re: American, United settle 9/11 Claims

Only in America would someone sue an airline for allowing their plane to be hijacked... is this a sick joke? I believe a large part of the mentality in trying to hold AA/UA at least in part responsible was because pre-9/11, the airlines were responsible for handling airport security, not the Federa...

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by EMB170
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 15955

Re: Delta MD-88 vs Delta MD-90 & Boeing 717-200

If I may ask, is it because most M88 routes are quick hop, (2 hours or less), long day routes that tend to be very draining on pilots as the duty day might take you ATL-PHL-ATL-TPA-ATL-JAN-ATL, for example?

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by EMB170
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13188

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

How poorly did Air France perform in PHL? What aircraft did they use? They used an A340-300. They must have been performing poorly enough that they thought it would be better to downgauge to a 757... They also used the A330-200 as well. At least when I flew this route with AF, that's what was used....

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by EMB170
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13188

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

Question: If DL is exiting PHL-CDG and there's nothing from AF about returning to PHL, might this be a prime candidate for JOON? When US left Star Alliance, LH transitioned its daily PHL-FRA rotation to its lower-cost, higher Y-configured Jump! subsidiary, so might AF be thinking the same idea?

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by EMB170
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad latest airline to release alternative safety video
Replies: 32
Views: 5433

Re: Etihad latest airline to release alternative safety video

QF better integrates the oxygen masks into a runway show IMHO...

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by EMB170
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 223
Views: 24481

Re: DL add IND-CDG

Question for IND folks: I don't know why they wouldn't be, but which (if any) of the A-gates in IND are ready to handle widebody aircraft, such as the 763?

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by EMB170
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 70357

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Someone said on another forum that DL is ending PHL-LHR. Could this be where the 75S that is being freed up from those flights is heading?

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by EMB170
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 349
Views: 44003

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I also think the fact that many pax will pay more to avoid connecting in New York gets overlooked on the PHL add. People will pay more for a direct flight, and they will pay more to avoid connecting in problematic airports (ie JFK). Given how often there are connection issues, people simply don't w...

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by EMB170
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 349
Views: 44003

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I also think the fact that many pax will pay more to avoid connecting in New York gets overlooked on the PHL add. People will pay more for a direct flight, and they will pay more to avoid connecting in problematic airports (ie JFK). Given how often there are connection issues at JFK, people simply ...

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by EMB170
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 57328

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

Pacific wrote:
VCEflyboy wrote:
Does the a350 have the legs to fly JFK east Asia?

It sure does. Spec range is 15,000km so it's a 16-hour aircraft at the very least.


CX is replacing the daily 777 with an A350 on EWR-HKG soon...

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by EMB170
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would NW have left JFK?
Replies: 21
Views: 4906

Re: Would NW have left JFK?

Interesting that you mention NW. I believe they flew ORD-NRT for some time as well, no? NW flew ORD-NRT for many many years ... going back to at least 1982 http://www.departedflights.com/NW080182p6.html and prior to the JFK/NRT nonstop NW operated JFK-IAD-ORD-NRT ... imagine JFK-IAD-ORD on a 747! h...

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by EMB170
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Explanation behind abandoned DO-328 in New Jersey?
Replies: 18
Views: 6800

Re: Explanation behind abandoned DO-328 in New Jersey?

It's at a campground in Elmer, as others have said. A few pics of it still in Cirrus Airlines with its German registration in the database. I've actually been camping at that campground before and seen the aircraft myself. It's all torn apart with the passenger cabin completely missing and only a li...

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by EMB170
Thu May 25, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 13555

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

Surprised no one has mentioned PA 214 (the "Elkton disaster") - so called because PA 214 was holding overhead on its way into PHL. Long story short, the 707 involved was struck by lightning in a storm and the fuel tanks ignited. Future aircraft manufacturing changed forever as a result of ...

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by EMB170
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 25635

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Interesting the comments in the article about "It shouldn't make any difference", when you check in or what you paid or how frequent a flyer you are to get bumped. What criteria would they prefer airlines use? In this case it was a downgauge of equipment after a mechanical issue? Sometime...

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by EMB170
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gates/operations at EWR
Replies: 41
Views: 5802

Re: Gates/operations at EWR

A1 is used by AC,(the 787 and all) JB, and WN. A2 is all UA express with a mix of E145,170, and 175. A3 is all AA( used to be AA and US). B1 is used by UA(B40 and 41), NK (B41) and DL, including all of DL's interantional out of EWR. B2 is used by Elite airways, Allegiant, Porter and some UA interna...

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by EMB170
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gates/operations at EWR
Replies: 41
Views: 5802

Re: Gates/operations at EWR

What determines which domestic flights go to terminal B? Also what determines which international arrivals go to B? It seems that most international arrivals at the end of the day go to terminal B. Pier B1 (Gates 40-47) is actually leased out by DL and is used for all of their domestic ops and inte...

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by EMB170
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 70357

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

IND-DTW is sometimes on 757 aircraft for a couple of different reasons. First, it could be that the 757 is in for a quick turn from DTW before going on a much longer mission. Getting the aircraft back up in the air helps increase fleet utilization, helping DL make more money (UA often used to do the...

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by EMB170
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS vs CDG for Skyteam and DL
Replies: 30
Views: 4690

Re: AMS vs CDG for Skyteam and DL

I must be the exception to the rule. Never had a problem with connections in AMS, but given that my home airport is PHL, all we have access to (of the two) is CDG...and when I've connected PHL-CDG-EU I haven't had any problems. Flights on time, friendly airport staff in CDG, and very quick passport/...

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by EMB170
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 16255

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

I'd like to know which 10 markets AA will start the basic economy fare with. (didn't see it in the AA link above) My guess would be markets in which NK competes directly with AA. IIRC DL only offers its E "Basic Economy" fares in markets in which it competes nonstop against an LCC, such a...

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by EMB170
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2017:AA adds MFR-LAX, PHX-FSD/MFR, UA reduces LAXLHR
Replies: 78
Views: 11103

Re:

ahj2000 wrote:
Is UA the only carrier with a 752 to LHR now?

Also, it is great to see the AA adds to Montana, although it is still weird to me that they won't do anything out of pHX or LAX. Perhaps it is to come?


No- DL uses a 752 to LHR on its PHL services.

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by EMB170
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Apparent American Airlines Domestic F Catering Downgrade - 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 3349

Re: Apparent American Airlines Domestic F Catering Downgrade - 2017

Not an AA expert by any means, but airlines usually have different offerings for eastbound flights than they do westbound. It also could have to do with catering available at different airports.

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by EMB170
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Finally Starts Construction on A380 Gates/Other Updates
Replies: 37
Views: 6154

Re: ATL Finally Starts Construction on A380 Gates/Other Updates

QR did for their inaugural...and then had to hardstand the arrival since the last-minute swap meant they hadn't been assigned the only (-then) A380 gate (F7).

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by EMB170
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Denies American-Qantas ATI JV
Replies: 101
Views: 16172

Re: DOT Denies American-Qantas ATI JV

This is a staggering decision and precedent to set. Makes you wonder whether or not a comparable JV (Delta/Virgin) will make it through re-approval when necessary. And what about the pending AA/LATAM decision? No way that gets approved if AA/QF is denied using the market power logic that the DOT ha...

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by EMB170
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should PHL-AMS be upgraded?
Replies: 25
Views: 3745

Re: Should PHL-AMS be upgraded?

I know that the old AA 757's took the route from old US 757's last month. DL would fly the route if it was profitable as they do PHL-LHR and CDG. I would personally be very happy if DL launched PHL-AMS on their 757s as there are some destinations in Europe and Africa that are served only by KL from...

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by EMB170
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds new SEA-MKE service
Replies: 46
Views: 6165

Re: DL adds new SEA-MKE service

It may be that DL is trying to hold onto some of the premium or Asia bound traffic from the NW days. Remember that MKE used to be a fairly decent sized focus city for NW; IIRC it was up there with IND in terms of the number of elites who lived in the area after the hubs. It could also be that DL was...

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by EMB170
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy
Replies: 68
Views: 23675

Re: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy

If you go to the DL News website, they've put up some renderings of what "Delta Premium" will look like. Not bad, IMHO. It looks much like the domestic First product, with the quilted seatcovers, etc.

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by EMB170
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers gain unauthorized access for American Airlines Philadelphia-Boston flight
Replies: 23
Views: 6145

Re: Passengers gain unauthorized access for American Airlines Philadelphia-Boston flight

One of the many design problems with PHL is that many of the gates have little ramps that go down and around a corner to actual jetway door so that the agent actually working the flight cannot actually see the door.[/quote] In the mainline US/AA terminals (B/C) this is most if not all of the gates. ...

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by EMB170
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL President: DL Ready to Launch Long-range Low-cost Flights
Replies: 64
Views: 11588

Re: DL President: DL Ready to Launch Long-range Low-cost Flights

Probably just the expansion of Basic Economy to international markets. This is exactly what I was thinking. I think DL learned (I hope) that an airline within an airline doesn't really work for them, but they can be competitive with the ULCCs with the E Basic Economy fares, so I think it's just goi...

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by EMB170
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Confirmed to Pull out of BGM & ELM
Replies: 39
Views: 6100

Re: AA Confirmed to Pull out of BGM & ELM

It's not about AA or PHL - it is more about cities that can no longer support commercial air service. can't support a CRJ or an ERJ? Tough to believe. Cheap fuel isn't going to stay around forever. CRJs and ERJs just don't provide enough "bang for the buck", so to speak. It's just a case ...

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by EMB170
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap
Replies: 78
Views: 15372

Re: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap

What of the 788s BA was flying between PHL and LHR? I apologise for being out of the loop on this if it's old news or has already been discussed. It sounds like the 788 that is flying the later of the two rotations between LHR and PHL (BA 68/69) is going to stay as is, for now. The 744 that's comin...

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by EMB170
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Launches BOS-DUB, JFK-LIS; Relaunches JFK-TXL
Replies: 91
Views: 16197

Re: Delta Launches BOS-DUB, JFK-LIS; Relaunches JFK-TXL

All of these make sense. BOS-DUB, as has been said, is the #3 O&D TATL route out of BOS, and may very well pass CDG next year. JFK-LIS, I've always thought, was a hole in the DL TATL network, as DL hasn't served it in many years (not since they codeshared with TP), and routing connections throug...

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by EMB170
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: About A342 LUFTHANSA Network
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

Re: About A342 LUFTHANSA Network

GoldenArrow is right. LH only flew the 342 between DUS and EWR at that time. ORD was flown on a 763 as a UA-operated codeshare. You might be thinking not of DUS but of MUC, as LH was beginning to serve MUC nonstop from the United States using a variety of a/c: MUC-EWR A342 MUC-ORD A342 MUC-SFO A343 ...

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by EMB170
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges
Replies: 49
Views: 12352

Re: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges

EWR, per PANYNJ website:

A: 29 gates
B: 23 gates (41A is missing)
C: 59 gates

TOTAL 111

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by EMB170
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges
Replies: 49
Views: 12352

Re: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges

http://www.metroairport.com:

A: 63 gates (some have dual jetways)
B: 15 gates
C: 25 gates
D: 26 gates

TOTAL: 129

I'd also think that either EWR or IAH would have to be up there, as well. What about YYZ?
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TWA772LR wrote:
I'd imagine DTW has to be up there.


I was thinking the same thing---
DTW, as counted by http://www.metroairport.com:

A: 63 gates (some have dual jetways)
B: 15 gates
C: 25 gates
D: 26 gates

TOTAL: 129

I'd also think that either EWR or IAH would have to be up there, as well. What about YYZ?

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by EMB170
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ900 Performance?
Replies: 12
Views: 3817

Re: CRJ900 Performance?

Comparing a crj900 to an MD80 is like comparing a sports car to a school bus. CRJ's are much more responsive at the yoke. Md80's require much greater inputs to get into and out of a turn. But until the autopilot is turned on, you are at the mercy of the pilot flying's skills. That variable can make...

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by EMB170
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ900 Performance?
Replies: 12
Views: 3817

CRJ900 Performance?

After a recent DTW-MSY flight on an Endeavor Air CRJ-900, I noticed that the aircraft seemed rather ponderous in how it handled- takeoff, turning in mid-air, and landing. Given how different this seemed to other aircraft types I've flown on (it even seemed different compared to CR2 and CR7 flights I...

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by EMB170
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ900 Performance?
Replies: 3
Views: 1367

CRJ900 Performance?

After a recent ride in an Endeavor Air CRJ-900 (DTW-MSY) this past weekend, I found myself wondering about the way in which the aircraft handles. Specifically, the CR9 felt more ponderous and not as buttoned down when taking off, landing, or making turns as previous CR2s and CR7s (and most definitel...

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by EMB170
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces SEA-ICT/IND
Replies: 63
Views: 7526

Re: AS Announces SEA-ICT/IND

TWA did SEA-ICT and it was a disaster. That was before Boeing pulled out of Wichita. Not sure how this will do. True, but they also didn't have huge customer bases in either city nor were they flying an E175. AS at least has the SEA hub to leverage, and the aircraft seems to be more appropriate for ...

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by EMB170
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs
Replies: 46
Views: 6523

Re: At what airports can you make Int'l connections w/out customs

Last summer, my partner and I flew PHL-CDG-TXL. Had to go through passport control (don't remember if it was still in 2E hall M or if it was already in 2F) but it was a specialized area primarily for connection passengers (CDG passengers went a different way) and right on out to the 2F departures ha...

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by EMB170
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 WTP cabin question?
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

Re: BA 777 WTP cabin question?

There is another 4-class 777 whose seat map isn't on SeatGuru and whose row numbers don't match up to what you'd see on BA's website, just like what you found. I found this out flying LHR-PHL this spring aboard G-ZZZC. I'll bet you're scheduled to fly on it or one of its siblings. Specifically, thes...

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by EMB170
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Less Turbulence On The 787?
Replies: 26
Views: 24108

Re: Less Turbulence On The 787?

My experience flying the 787-8 with BA was that it was very sooth and handled turbulence well. We did climb all the way to FL410, but the pilots did say there were some strong winds off the coast of Newfoundland. Long story short, the seatbelt sign turned off shortly after leaving PHL and didn't com...

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by EMB170
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA-Havana routes approved for 8 carriers
Replies: 102
Views: 17313

Re: USA-Havana routes approved for 8 carriers

Somewhat surprised about the weekly only service from IAH, while ATL and CLT got a daily flight each, neither of them have as much Cuban population as IAH. ATL and CLT get a daily flight to HAV as they are geographically ideal spots for connections. While the bulk of demand will be in South Florida...

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by EMB170
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route
Replies: 88
Views: 15673

Re: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route

I'd have to imagine that EK or EY flying between AUH and DXB would rank up there somewhere, given that EK really doesn't have much smaller than the 777. Also, (in the past), SR used to fly MD-11 equipment between GVA-ZRH at times as the M11s cycled off of the GVA-JFK route through the rest of the ro...

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