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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: 2732

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: 578
Views: 89634

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: 3535

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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by Flaps
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 138
Views: 24932

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

stlgph wrote:
And down $14.20 in after hours trading. This will be a fun Monday.


Perfect time to buy and buy big.

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by Flaps
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

A couple interesting things from the Draft Environmental Assessment just released, specifically on page 145. - In 2019 "Northfield" taxiways will be extended. Not sure what this could be, but "Northfield" was previously used to describe the area occupied by the vacant PIT Intern...

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by Flaps
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Cush wrote:
Does anyone know who/what the white 737 was that landed around noon today? FlightAware isn't showing anything. The plane was all white, but has a small cheat line below the windows I think.


It's registered to the US Marshall's Service.

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by Flaps
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XTRA Airways faces a $50mil racketeering lawsuit
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: XTRA Airways faces a $50mil racketeering lawsuit

Yes sounds like a disaster of an operation. Two of the defendants - Frank J. Visconti and Nicolas Finazzo have had their hands in many aviation ventures over the decades mostly ending in failure it seems. Not from an operational standpoint, at least here in the US. They appear to be well organized ...

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by Flaps
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18170

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

I avoid Atlanta for all connections it's the hub from hell. You better be ready to be a misplaced passenger if you are transiting the Atlanta hub. I guess I am doing something wrong. I have been transistioning through the Atlanta airport for over 48 years. Both on Eastern and Delta, both the curren...

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by Flaps
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?
Replies: 29
Views: 4362

Re: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?

deltadudejg wrote:
We still have some left over signs here at PIE.

We have one at PIT too.

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by Flaps
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The only explanation I have for that large gap for MSY is just the service being Sunday-only. Seems that the outbound pax were inconvenienced more than the inbound pax of only having a nonstop one day out of seven and had to take G4 or connect. LAX with some very solid loads, but they will still go...

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by Flaps
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

[quote="Runway28L"]Anyone have any idea why Flightradar24 is showing this morning's QR8144 skipped PIT and did ATL-LUX-DOH instead? The schedules list it as ATL-PIT-LUX but when checking the playback or flight path it completly bypassed PIT, flew over Virginia and Delaware and straight ove...

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by Flaps
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I've noticed that the QR8144 cargo flight has been listed on FlightRadar24.com has "diverted to PIT" on what's listed as the ATL-LUX leg of the trip three times this month, the 4th, 8th and today (18th). Is that some sort of glitch or is there something strange going on with this flight? ...

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by Flaps
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN removes toddler from MDW-ATL flight
Replies: 47
Views: 6865

Re: WN removes toddler from MDW-ATL flight

Safety always comes first. If the child will not sit and the father cannot get the child to comply while taxiing for a normal takeoff, what assurance is there that child will not get up again at another time such as landing? What about in turbulence or in an actual emergency? These rule exist for th...

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by Flaps
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Siberia rains gold as plane loses its £265 million cargo of treasure during takeoff
Replies: 26
Views: 5497

Re: Siberia rains gold as plane loses its £265 million cargo of treasure during takeoff

Improperly loaded ultra dense cargo rips through the floor, looks like. As for it raining on me, I'd like a gold bar to fall at my feet, but not on my head ! A cargo door could have opened, and easily been torn off in the slipstream taking skin along with it. Research the UA 747 that had a cargo do...

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by Flaps
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 19691

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

I climb crew stairs to 777 doors several times per week. You can bet your a$$ that a person can easily sustain fatal injuries from that height. That can be said equally for a fall from a the main deck cargo door on a 777F or a K-loader elevated to said height. You are falling directly onto concrete.

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by Flaps
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight
Replies: 43
Views: 4507

Re: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight

Ouch. Even if it was moved, the FAs are supposed to check it before the flight and if missing, report. I'm scratching my head how it could take 10 mins to locate unless deliberate sabotage mid-flight by someone. Its not that hard to imagine. Passengers are notorious for doing things to serve themse...

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by Flaps
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

In the case of Porter the timing of the flights did nothing to help their cause. When they cut down to 1 daily flight it was poorly timed in the mid afternoon and offered a very limited number of connecting options to the rest of the PD network, primarily Montreal and Ottawa. The flights were packed...

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by Flaps
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

" Sales push will improve Qatar Airways cargo stats, Pittsburgh airport CEO says " http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13402703-74/sales-push-will-improve-qatar-airways-cargo-stats-pittsburgh-airport-ceo-says The lack of a sales force has indeed been a problem, coupled with a lack of avai...

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by Flaps
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Regarding the potential closing of 10R/28L.......I look at the satellite maps to gauge usage. Examining skid marks, it appears 28L and 10L are the most widely used for landings. Next would be 32, followed by 28C and 28R about equally. Then 10R a bit more than 10C. Finally, 14 is used minimal-to-non...

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by Flaps
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?
Replies: 34
Views: 4452

Re: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?

I think F9 and NK will forgo a merger. I see the possibility of Allegiant wanting to get in bed with Frontier. G4 is already 66% done with dumping MD-80s. Also, as another poster mentioned F9 loves the dartboard and so does G4. G4 most certainly does not love the dart board approach. It may appear ...

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by Flaps
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long does it take to deboard an A319
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: How long does it take to deboard an A319

Typical deplaning for a 156 seat 319 is 10-12 minutes after block in (typically takes 1-2 minutes from block in to door open and using only the L1 door via jetbridge). That said I've seen as little as 8 minutes and as many as 18 minutes. A lot depends on the passenger makeup and carryon bag situatio...

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by Flaps
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?
Replies: 15
Views: 2840

Re: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?

I agree that the MC21 at least has a chance. If it has an Achille's heel it's going to be the support network. The airplane itself will probably be a good one. The C919 I wouldn't touch with someone else's 50 foot pole (let alone the proverbial 10 foot one). China has a very, very long way to go to ...

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by Flaps
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Censorship
Replies: 33
Views: 1648

Re: Forum Censorship

I agree that the moderation is both inconsistent and biased but that doesn't present a problem for me personally. I don't come to this forum for quality information or intelligent discussion. I come to the non-av forum for comic relief. In that regard it rarely disappoints and any biased/inconsisten...

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by Flaps
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

I just want to know what ACAA will do when they run out of gate space? Is there a plan for them to "add on" somewhere and have it accomplished within a few month period? They will have this capability. They're tearing down the ends of the A/B concourses which is 14 or so gates. They're be...

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by Flaps
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11472

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Used to be a weekly occurrence at DFW with Spirit. Now I would like to address this particular issue with Allegiant. The aircraft involved was an Airbus A319. Airbus aircraft have onboard diagnostics much like your automobile. The problem comes up on what they call the ECAM display and maintenance ...

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by Flaps
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pixel 2 phone
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: Pixel 2 phone

I researched and thought long and hard about the Pixel 2 but in the end it lost out to the LG V30. I have no regrets. With most else being equal/similar the removable storage of the V30 won out over the newest version of Android and the promise of faster upadtes with the Pixel 2. I felt the Pixel 2X...

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by Flaps
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 48991

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

OA940 wrote:
Am I blind, because I can't see any aircraft on that CCTV


Nope. There is no aircraft or debris to be seen. Just the explosion. The trail of that explosion however does indicate the nature of the impact.

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by Flaps
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 48991

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

. This aircraft hit with a very high rate of descent and little forward movement. "little forward movement"? That is the second time you have made that statement, and this is the second time I'm going to ask how you came to that conclusion given the extreme horizontal velocity of the fire...

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by Flaps
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

There's rumors floating around that Allegiant may have interest in starting PIT-DAB. Nothing concrete yet obviously, but I think it's a very likely route G4 could do, maybe seasonally at 1-2x weekly perhaps. Has there ever been a direct PIT-DAB service before? US did have a once weekly flight (Satu...

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by Flaps
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 9270

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

If Amazon wants to be a true UPS/Fedex type operation then they had better take a long hard read at DHL's failed attempt to become the third player in the US market. There are a milion potential ptifalls in trying to cobble together that kind of network today. UPS already had the ground network when...

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by Flaps
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is an NTSB GA crash investigation the same as a commercial crash?
Replies: 12
Views: 1586

Re: Is an NTSB GA crash investigation the same as a commercial crash?

Reading the NTSB report it sounds more like a departure stall than an attempted turnback. The tree does not seem to be relavant at all, rather they just happpened to hit that after losing control and the initial impact. First impact was with the perimeter fence then it slid into the tree and road. N...

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by Flaps
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.
Replies: 84
Views: 8038

Re: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.

NK flies to both PIT and LBE. From the same cities in fact.

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by Flaps
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

DAL8952, a B752, arriving from IAD this afternoon, parking at C61. A Washington Capitals charter? If so, I though Miami Air flew all of the NHL teams. Definitely the Caps. But I doubt they'll park at C61 and instead park at Atlantic. The flight info for charters sometimes glitches and says they're ...

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by Flaps
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

PIT-SLC along with the increase of PIT-BOS is good news for DL FFs in PIT. It might hold for PIT-SLC to prove itself before PIT-SEA or PIT-LAX, but I've been wondering if DL has plans to challenge AA on some short haul east coast routes: PIT-PHL/DCA/RDU (with 2-3 departures each) and maybe PIT-MCO ...

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

One issue with the QR cargo situation is that the 77F isn't always big enough for both markets as they are currently structured. ATL generates a lot of freight both inbound and outbound. There is a lot of competition between ATL and PIT for space on the outbound flights and freight has been left at ...

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 40302

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Bombardier will not be able to continue selling at $20 million prices even with Airbus aid (assuming the deal still goes through). At some point they will have to price at a level that will provide a positive return on investment for all parties. This was just the opening battle. Boeing and Embraer ...

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by Flaps
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!
Replies: 63
Views: 8251

Re: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!

Remember too that in 1970 Detroit was still in its heyday. The auto industry was booming and it was a large and affluent metropolis. A far cry from the sad state that it is in today. Those were very differnt times in Detroit.

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by Flaps
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey prepares to "suffocate" Syrian Kurdistan
Replies: 53
Views: 1975

Re: Turkey prepares to "suffocate" Syrian Kurdistan

At least the position of Turkey in NATO should be clarified. Are you advocating forcing Turkey into the orbit of Russia? Or Islamic fundamentalism? If worse comes to worse I wonder if the US can cripple the hardware it has sold to Turkey. If the US could do that, nobody would ever buy anything from...

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by Flaps
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

I have no idea when this was done but I just saw a recent picture of the interior of Concourse B and it appears that along with the new carpet and design they completely got rid of the drywall that was blocking the end of the concourse off. I thought I had read somewhere that they were going to sta...

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by Flaps
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35815

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Looking at an overview the aircraft seems to be off the left side of the runway almost exactly where it would be expected to begin its swing to the right before circling to the left to back taxi. Loss of situational awareness perhaps? Either did not swing far enough to the right before turning left,...

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue
Replies: 50
Views: 9907

Re: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue

AA has been painting the red line blue at retirement for a long time. I've seen a number of 727's operated over the years with the blue stripes and just the name of the new operator added.

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by Flaps
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi
Replies: 20
Views: 7113

Re: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi

I suspect that the door hinge is designed to fail well before the fuselage is at risk of damage. If so, this should be a quick and (relatively) inexpensive fix limited to a new door assembly to get the plane back into service while the old one is repaired. Quick yes. I dont think there is such a th...

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by Flaps
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi
Replies: 20
Views: 7113

Re: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi

I suspect that the door hinge is designed to fail well before the fuselage is at risk of damage. If so, this should be a quick and (relatively) inexpensive fix limited to a new door assembly to get the plane back into service while the old one is repaired. Quick yes. I dont think there is such a th...

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Suit yourself but you are wrong . You are making a lot of assumptions with obviously little knowledge of the details that go into doing what you suggest. They would have been held up LONGER in PIT than they were by going to DFW. The conditions of theirr holding would be significantly less comfortab...

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Would it be better that they stand in line for 3 hours going through customs and another two hours waiting to be dispatched to hotels? Im reasonably sure that sitting on a spacious, heated A380 with onboard service would be preferable to the alternative of standing in the PIT customs basement with ...

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

There goes our 2nd A380... to Dallas. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAE207 Here is a link on FlightAware: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAE5KP/history/20180104/1100Z/OMDB/KPIT It looks like it was to IAD, tried to divert to NYC, and settled on PIT. I hope someone got photos. Where did t...

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

flyPIT wrote:
Well at a minimum PIT needs to stop gloating that they can properly handle something like this when in fact they can't.


Agree 100%

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 594
Views: 54857

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

As a taxpayer I would certainly hope there aren’t cbp professionals waiting around for the phone to ring once in an eon when an a380 lands in PIT. It’s an extraordinary circumstance and no business or entity can bear the cost of being prepared just in case the black swan floats by. You are absolute...

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 29638

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

Prior A380 diversions have been gas and go. No offloading. With the equipment available on the field (all operators) realistically a 747/77W is the largest that can be handled without advance arrangements. Equipment was brought in specifically for the G20. AF1 carries its own handling equipment. Wi...

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 29638

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

Prior A380 diversions have been gas and go. No offloading. With the equipment available on the field (all operators) realistically a 747/77W is the largest that can be handled without advance arrangements. Equipment was brought in specifically for the G20. AF1 carries its own handling equipment. Wi...

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