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by Flaps
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Court Rules Against US vs Iran
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

Re: Int'l Court Rules Against US vs Iran

It means nothing. The US does not recognize this court nor will it ever. While other nations may certainly choose to abide by it they do so at the risk of trade and relations with the US.

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by Flaps
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9535

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

Super80Fan wrote:
Getting ready for a nice B6 takeover.

That's funny. B6 cant even get their own house in order let alone handle the acquisition and integration of a larger carrier.

:lol:

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by Flaps
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Gsasala wrote:
Does anyone know if Qatar cargo is going stay? I saw that for the first flew from liege to Pittsburgh then to Chicago this morning


They are indeed staying.

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by Flaps
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 6991

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

TWA also flew the L1011 on PIT-LGW. Eastbound I believe was flight 714. Not sure for certain anymore if the westbound was 715.

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by Flaps
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7149

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

Some of the theatrics performed by people who have missed their flights can be quite impressive indeed. I've seen threats, violence, complete emotional breakdowns....this one though, a whole new level.

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by Flaps
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24532

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

I am absolutely devastated by this news. Such a wonderful team dedicated to the company and to be so callously thrown aside overnight. Literally crew in the air as the announcement made unaware it was their last day in a job with families and mortgages to support! And no they were not “low paid Asi...

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by Flaps
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Ending YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR
Replies: 54
Views: 6106

Re: Air Canada Ending YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR

SurfandSnow wrote:
Wow, I didn't even realize these services still operated. These are the types of markets that are easily and dare I say best served via UA codeshare. Who in their right mind wants to fly a tiny prop with no bathroom when at least a regional jet if not mainline is available?


Well, me for one.

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by Flaps
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 106
Views: 12171

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

Those F9 route planners have some serious job security.

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by Flaps
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU
Replies: 62
Views: 11452

Re: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU

With regard to the OP's situation, you can find that toxic culture in just about any airline. Every airline has it's share of bad stations and it's share of good ones. Ground handling companies do too. Sadly the OP's story is all too common. US prior to the PI and PS mergers had an entire corporate ...

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by Flaps
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Is there any reason why there's a B747 at PIT? Any idea who it belongs to or where it's parked? Largest plane here right now that I'm aware of is a UA 764. I can't see over to Atlantic from where I am but if it's parked over there it's likely to belong to one of the sheikh's that pass through from ...

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by Flaps
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?
Replies: 51
Views: 6573

Re: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?

EWR is heavily focused on O/D. BWI to EWR is a rather pointless market. Yields on connecting traffic are no where near as good as O/D. This. It seems that UA has decided that it isn't worth the expense of chasing lower yielding connecting traffic in that market. Sometimes in the bigger picture you ...

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by Flaps
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 543
Views: 60706

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

So Allegiant bought an A320 and is so cheap they didn't even try to paint it. There is literally a Vueling A320 flying around the states with an Allegiant sticker on it. Can't make this up. N241NV :lol: :lol: It has nothing whatsoever to do with being cheap and everything to do with needing the lif...

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by Flaps
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Well given the UK is outside the Schengen Zone even whilst in the UK, nothing changes post Brexit for visitors entering the UK then moving on to the mainland. And transfer traffic doesn't enter the UK then leave so again I cant see any change to transfer traffic. So not sure how this might in itsel...

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by Flaps
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21
Replies: 24
Views: 4447

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21

It's nice to hear that a Russian aircraft program as modern as this one is putting another order on the books, but Syrian airlines aren't strangers to Russian frames. Nothing will really grab anyone's attention until they can sell some planes to airlines in larger Western countries. What sucks is t...

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by Flaps
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 29078

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

Finally someone came up with a livery that actually looks good on the 380. I was starting to think that it couldn't be done.

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by Flaps
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida
Replies: 54
Views: 1578

Re: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

Apparently the shooter killed himself and the shooting was allegedly over losing a game in this tournament. Unfortunately Florida has very lax gun laws, so too easy to carry one and have access to the location of the shooting. Meanwhile 3 innocent persons are dead because of a sore loser. Two innoc...

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by Flaps
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen McCain has died
Replies: 117
Views: 4253

Re: Sen McCain has died

No, McCaim said the process wasn’t inclusive enough, as if The Obama care proceedings were bipartisan. They were rammed through and Pelosi infamously said “Pass it and then read what’s in it” Another prime example of McCain’s constant showboating and betrayal. He should have voted to overturn Obama...

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by Flaps
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 619
Views: 57404

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I would like to see LAX-PIT and or SAN-PIT but my crack pipe is currently empty.

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by Flaps
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Ill take the year round BA over the seasonal DL all day any day. If something had to give this was probably the least damaging.

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by Flaps
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight
Replies: 39
Views: 9298

Re: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight

Who else is counting down until all of aviation is alcohol-free? I for one can't wait. I'm tired of having to remove drunken idiots all the time. Its unfortunate but the lowest common denominator always ruins things for everyone. In today's societies though that lowest common denominator is all too...

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by Flaps
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9240

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

There have been a number of carriers shopping around second tier cities for use as diversion points. The northeast has become so congested that IROPS in the area are becoming a real problem. I have had discussions with 5 carriers in the past couple of months regarding this very issue. Could be that ...

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by Flaps
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16336

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

I think far too many people on this thread are focusing on the wrong things. The restrictions on the cello are two fold. First and foremost is safety. Why do you think that a cello would be restricted to a window seat next to a fixed bulkhead? Its because a cello is a serious safety hazard in the ev...

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by Flaps
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair moving from YHM to YYZ in late October
Replies: 28
Views: 2785

Re: Flair moving from YHM to YYZ in late October

Swoop hasen't even begun to deploy its capacity and they are operating 3 year old 189 seat 737-800's vs Flair's 20+ year old ex Alaska 737-400's, an aircraft so popular with sched LCC/ULCC operators, no one else in North America touches them with a 10' barge pole. If Flair was profitable, they woul...

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by Flaps
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 120
Views: 32376

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

atcsundevil wrote:
NYPECO wrote:
How do they repair a bent airplane?

To put it simply: they don't.

Not this one anyway. Repair is more than the value of the aircraft.

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by Flaps
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Pretty minor compared to yesterday's news, but the PIT website shows AS assigned to B31; first of many changes in B I'd imagine. You are correct. Lots of changes coming over on B with the AA lease expiring and the displacements due to the upcoming terminal construction. Rumor has G4 being relocated...

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by Flaps
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C47 Crash in Texas
Replies: 32
Views: 7210

Re: C47 Crash in Texas

Rumor has it that they forgot to remove the gust locks. Flight profile in the video would appear to match that scenario as well.

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by Flaps
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:
Those Apple flights from CUN and PUJ are completely full every time they operate so I’m not surprised at all that they are going year-round... if they somehow weren’t already. As well as the extra frequency.

They went year round last year. This year will be the second year. Nothing new.

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by Flaps
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 543
Views: 60706

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

One other factor is that some of the seasonal east coast traffic will be winding down in the next two months. Places like MYR and SAV for example. They don't come back until the March/April/May time frame so that buys a little fleet breathing room. They have also cut back the fall schedule this year...

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by Flaps
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 543
Views: 60706

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Three brand new birds. Some folks sure have LOTS of explaining to do.

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by Flaps
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757s in old livery
Replies: 32
Views: 6036

Re: AA 757s in old livery

There are no 757's left with the old AA livery. The only ones that are left with the old livery are all of the MD80's (which will not be repainted) and two 737's (N905NN is in the AstroJet livery and N921NN is in the AA RetroJet livery). If anyone cares as well there are some Envoy E140's that are ...

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by Flaps
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vertically opening doors, L1011 / DC10 / B767
Replies: 25
Views: 3079

Re: Vertically opening doors, L1011 / DC10 / B767

Perhaps someone with more DC10 experience can correct me but I had always been told that the DC10 doors were very prone to jamming in the manual mode and were a pain in the @$$ to work on and maintain.

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by Flaps
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet Airways fleet update
Replies: 25
Views: 3209

Re: Cargojet Airways fleet update

Whatever plane they buy, could somebody over there please hire somebody with some talent to come up with a new logo and livery. Their planes look like they were painted by a 12 year old. If I were running a cargo carrier the planes wouldn't have a scheme at all. The boxes don't care and neither do ...

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by Flaps
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

CaptainMidnight wrote:
I'm curious where people traveling from PIT to Hawaii (HNL, OGG, etc) connect through? The two times I went to HNL I always connected through LAX , but that was when AA flew the route. I know if you search PIT-HNL, AA likes to route you through DFW or PHX.


Ive always gone via ORD.

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by Flaps
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 14204

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Having watched the video half a dozen times back to back: 1. I think his technique was fine. 2. Initial touchdown point was right on that hump causing an ugly bounce. 3. I also think he did a pretty damn good job of recovering from said bounce. I will agree that they did almost lose it entirely. I d...

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by Flaps
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 4652

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

AL/US A300 - Had LOI for I think either 6 or 3+3.

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by Flaps
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Polling looking bleak for the Democrats
Replies: 111
Views: 3284

Re: Polling looking bleak for the Democrats

Does anyone but me miss the good old days when that was not the case and we were more self sustaining economically than we are now? I myself do not see the so calked benifits of the global economy. I consider it a disaster for the US and the world. On this at least we agree. I see no benefits in gl...

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by Flaps
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supremely Screwed
Replies: 279
Views: 7066

Re: Supremely Screwed

I'm Supremely delighted at this development. Let's hope ole Ruthy is close behind.

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by Flaps
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “Millennial” is no longer a synonym for “young person”
Replies: 44
Views: 2193

Re: “Millennial” is no longer a synonym for “young person”

I think we are too quick to criticize an entire generation. I look at the term millennial as derogatory. I hear that and think of clueless, lazy, entitled leftists. While there are certainly a frighteningly large number of those people in the millennial age group they most certainly aren't all that ...

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by Flaps
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Regarding Southwest all but eliminating PIT-LAX Southwest took the hatchet really good to their trans-con and mid-con network, so its not only PIT feeling some pain. Interesting however that WN drove AA off the route and now NK drove WN off the route. I still scratch my head over AA eliminating PIT...

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by Flaps
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Anyone know what’s going on with Onejet at PIT? I’ve heard some rumors, but haven’t seen anything posted yet. Contour appears to be out of the picture. Ultimate's to FRJ operating as OneJet appear to be it. Both had been running between PIT and BDL and IND (2x day each) but now one of those is up i...

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by Flaps
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Their crews are also very junior in addition to being understaffed. I've mentioned several times that they are so slow with getting bags off of the plane and into the claims in customs as well as servicing and loading up the departures. It's really annoying as we are able to get passengers through ...

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by Flaps
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for Via + OneJet
Replies: 16
Views: 1687

Re: Potential for Via + OneJet

OneJet is a house of cards. One breeze in the wrong direction and they are toast. I don't expect anything out of them long term. They aren't sure who they are nor who they want to be.

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by Flaps
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:
Anyone know why Condor has cancelled it last 2 FRA-PIT-FRA flights?


Another strike it seems.

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by Flaps
Tue May 15, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Looks like G4 will be axing both PIT-AUS/MSY after mid-August. I'm surprised by both these cuts, as it leaves AUS unserved and MSY with only 1x weekly flight from WN. By comparison, CVG will have 3 airlines operating to AUS. Regarding MSY, here is some PDEW data shared by NolaMD88fan in the MSY thr...

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by Flaps
Sun May 13, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: cop shoots a groundhog
Replies: 43
Views: 1657

Re: cop shoots a groundhog

Groundhogs have always been on my properties and I deal with them regularly. The biggest harm they usually do is to dig up gardens. They won't bother you and they are not aggressive unless frightened or backed into a corner. If that happens though look out, they can be ferocious if protecting themse...

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by Flaps
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1622
Views: 152164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

How much of an impact do you think re-routing the flight via ORD instead of ATL has or will have on the future of QR cargo service to PIT? I fail to see why the change would help PIT one iota, unless ORD has less volume than ATL meaning there is more space on the plane for PIT cargo. But considerin...

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by Flaps
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 21040

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

I have a feeling the woman got into it with the customs official and gave the official a hard time. Most often they will let you throw it it away or confiscate it. If you cop an attitude or give them a hard time though its game on. Likely more to the story than what has been made public.

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by Flaps
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant flight 9249 with cruising altitude of 10,000 feet?
Replies: 16
Views: 3029

Re: Allegiant flight 9249 with cruising altitude of 10,000 feet?

Allegiant ferry flights are typically numbered in the 9XXX series with the XXX portion being the aircraft tail number. In this case 9249 would likely be aircraft 249 being repositioned. At that altitude it would indeed as indicated by posters above most likely be a maintenance ferry due to a pressur...

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by Flaps
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118740

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

How many engines have disintegrated on WN now ? Where is 60 minutes???

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by Flaps
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed
Replies: 22
Views: 3650

Re: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed

As many before me have asked, could OPs please not use 3-letter codes in the thread title for obscure airports, rather provide the name in full. That would be very helpful, thanks I actually expected to read about a fire at the airport of a Greek island when I opened the thread! Guess the code for ...

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