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by RDUDDJI
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 91
Views: 11679

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

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lavalampluva wrote:
I'm sure someone will come on here and say that it would work from DTW. :lol:


Haha. In this particular case, they might be right... :)

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 21
Views: 2504

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

B6 is a prime takeover target with nowhere to expand paying substandard wages compared to competitors. This is a wise move for the rank and file. ...if you're one of the lazy and incompetent. Anyone else would be an ignorant fool to vote in favor of a union. You'd be giving away your voice for a pi...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 156
Views: 16982

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Well this is why IND-CDG was going to be loaded on the 23rd, although I'm slightly disappointed AUS-AMS isn't part of this announcement. That flight only operates a few times during SXSW. It would make more sense to advertise for it in Europe which I imagine is the market they're trying to serve wi...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 33
Views: 4096

Re: Global US hubs?

Geography is the bigger problem than U.S. customs and immigration policy. This. As others have said there are a few opportunities (Caribbean, Latin America) but not enough to warrant the investment in "transit" terminals. MIA would prob be best situated to have this type of operation, but...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 301
Views: 30417

Re: DL Future Expansion

Off topic, but IMO, ATL is the best U.S. domestic (and one of the top in the World) to connect through...if connecting on the hub carrier. Agreed that terminals are too small for number of peeps today, but the pure size of it's operation means that connections are plentiful, frequencies are excelle...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 301
Views: 30417

Re: DL Future Expansion

I am sorry but ATL is one of the worst airports to connect through. The concourses are overly crowded, the walks between connections can be lengthy, there are no moving walkways in the concourses, and there is an overall lack of quality eateries at the airport. I would much prefer to connect in DTW...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 301
Views: 30417

Re: DL Future Expansion

The pylons for boarding groups are an enormous step backward as far as gate crowding and, as you say, while the train and hallway layout isn't Delta's fault, it does not make for a good experience. Absolutely not. The pylons have moved the SP/Z1/2/3 masses out of the way so pre-boarders and now the...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 96
Views: 13385

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

Can someone tell me what DL has in RDU ? I'm confused as to where they end up in C or D,and how many gates they end up with and will their Skyclub be in the same concourse At RDU: DL uses D1/D3 & C1-C15 (Jet Blue uses one of those gates too). Since T2 is setup at a CUTE terminal, they can move ...

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by RDUDDJI
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 301
Views: 30417

Re: DL Future Expansion

Midwestindy wrote:

A DL 767 pilot


...who isn't an official spokesperson (I'm assuming) and likely has no knowledge of DL's future focus city plans.

Don't get me wrong, I love "Expansion" type threads, but starting them off using hearsay from another forum isn't a best practice.

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by RDUDDJI
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21690

Re: DL add IND-CDG

What was the last city that has never in history had transatlantic service get it? SLC I think. RDU before that. Iceland doesn't count. Well LON (first LGW then LHR) has been flown from RDU since 1994. I suspect there are other markets after that. MSY (not sure if they had before) and AUS come to m...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19106

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

I'm a pilot and I'm not cringing. Sure, a 1-in-10000 maintenance scenario where you have a sudden non-deferrable issue arise a few minutes before departure time on a jet that just flew in with everything working is possible. But that's about it, and that's probably about the probability of that hap...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21690

Re: DL add IND-CDG

Agreed. It is much more likely that IND-CDG will drain from drivers that go into ORD, where service to Europe is much more plenty and competition keeps fares very attractive. Virtually no one drives 8+ hours round trip (in Chicago traffic) to take a more expensive non-stop flight, when they can con...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 US Tour Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 4351

Re: U2 US Tour Aircraft

tsra wrote:
The band U2 was using a JetMagic 757 for a charter aircraft on their Joshua Tree Tour earlier this year. Now that they are touring the US, will they still use the 757 or will they charter someone else?


They've been touring the US for a while. Saw them back in June. Great show.

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins
Replies: 23
Views: 6957

Re: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins

Other airline contracts dictate they company abide by the recommendations of the workgroup's Health and Safety committee. AS, UA, and WN are great examples of their unions and fa's working together to make their galleys work for them. Overhead bins are designed and tested extensively before being i...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 116
Views: 11127

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

RDU is a unique one. Raleigh and Durham share a border and their respective downtowns are only 25 miles apart, yet they are considered separate MSAs. Wake County(Raleigh) and Durham County also share RTP (Research Triangle Park) which is a massive employment center directly between both cities. So ...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 192
Views: 48850

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

I did meet some Delta people at one of the bars in Wan Chai experiencing the local culture. They were ramp people, flew to HKG on staff travel, and having the night of their lives. Ahh, Wan Chai. About 15 years ago when I was a ramper we had a few nights in TYO, then HKG where we also hit Wan Chai ...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)
Replies: 53
Views: 7722

Re: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)

Ah another journalist who knows nothing about WX/ATC. It's always the airline's fault. I would agree with him that the ground communication at ACY from AA was terrible and that's why offline diversions should always be a last resort. I'm sure AA wouldn't have done an offline diversion if they had so...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 28618

Re: Rumor: British Airways to launch Nashville

Anecdotally, I'm sensing that there is going to be a lot of induced demand with his flight. The vast majority of my coworkers had all heard of this after the initial rumor-based announcement by the Tennessean and were excited to go nonstop to London. Knowledge of the flight grew pretty quickly. It ...

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by RDUDDJI
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam
Replies: 41
Views: 8360

Re: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam

AMS is one of the primary reasons I use DL across the pond (and KL for points onward). It's perhaps the most efficient airport I've ever transited. I've made a 16 minute US-Eur connection there before (to be fair it was to another Schengen country).

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by RDUDDJI
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 9795

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

This is outrageous. What kind of airline doesn't allow connecting flights for unaccompanied minors? WHAT THE HELL KIND OF SAFETY RISK IS THAT?! Um, yeah, AA*, DL*, WN**, B6**, F9, NK, all have the same rules. But thanks for playing. *Allow some connections for 8yo and up. **Allow direct flights in ...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 28618

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

Congrats to BNA! (if true). You guys deserve it.

PS: BNA-TYO, that's hilarious, even with low fuel prices.

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates
Replies: 71
Views: 8581

Re: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates

weekendppl wrote:
Have you ever noticed that the concourse-concourse spacing is on the order of 2x at DIA what it is at ATL?


Have you ever been stranded @DEN when the trains aren't running? That's not an optimal experience.

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight
Replies: 25
Views: 4667

Re: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight

At which station does United have Mercedes Benz SUV's? This video/GIF just seems fishy to me. I think those are used at some hubs to take certain Global Services passengers to their planes from the lounge, so they don't have to walk through the concourse. Yeah DL does the same for Diamond Medallion...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 9073

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

Both FDX and UPS do all their overnight delivery...wait for it...overnight. :) The overnight hub ops really aren't that much different than how a pax hub operates. A bunch of flights come in and a bunch of people get on other flights out. Biggest difference is the timing. Pax would not desire 4 hour...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 11597

Re: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA

Hey look!! Another mcdu thread on DL!! We don't see those very often!! "DL off taxiway causes other carriers cancels and delays" http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1368639 "Delta A320 cracks windshield flying through hail" http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewt...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA
Replies: 39
Views: 5963

Re: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA

Top 25: Ranked by O&D Market Size Airport, Largest Share %, Carrier with Largest Share, Notes LAX 23% AA; WN/DL are almost identical at 17.6% ORD 38% AA; UA trails by just 0.7 points. I was surprised AA leads. LAS 35% WN ATL 57% DL MCO 28% WN SFO 39% UA DEN 35% WN, 27% UA JFK 37% B6; 34% DL BOS...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 406
Views: 41599

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

I believe DL flies RDU-LAS during the holidays. I know it's stopped and started a few times. ORD (or MDW) would be awesome (for me), but I don't see that either due to all the competition (UA, AA, WN, G4) on the RDU-CHI route. It's usually for the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas right ...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 406
Views: 41599

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

Doubtful. I think you'll see ORD, LAS, or DFW from DL first. I believe DL flies RDU-LAS during the holidays. I know it's stopped and started a few times. DL few RDU-DFW back in the days of the DFW DL hub. Right now, I don't see that being a viable route for them going against a fortress hub. No nee...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman
Replies: 129
Views: 15628

Re: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman

Congrats to everyone who pays the ancillary fees...you're paying for this upgrade. Or, we can continue to under-invest in LGA (and the biggest U.S. airports in general) and everybody can keep declaring what a crap-hole is LaGuardia. Unless they plan to re-align the runways or build new runways, it'...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: family & B6 feud over removal
Replies: 41
Views: 4005

Re: family & B6 feud over removal

Alternative parenting is to blame here. There are acceptable forms of behavior by both children and adults and in the last 15 years it's going in a very bad direction. You hardly ever heard of these issues decades ago, mostly just an occasional drunk. But parents need to start reinstating disciplin...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A person who “passed gas”
Replies: 14
Views: 3643

Re: A person who “passed gas”

https://usat.ly/2uA7mlC
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Apparently this is fake news. In other news, RDU is looking for a new spokesperson...

https://usat.ly/2uA7mlC

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight returns to DFW when drunk woman slaps FA, hits cockpit door
Replies: 21
Views: 5262

Re: AA flight returns to DFW when drunk woman slaps FA, hits cockpit door

If you cause a gate or air return due to your illegal behavior, that should be automatic no-fly list (for at least 5 years). That is of course in addition to whatever other punishment their behavior warrants.

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute
Replies: 47
Views: 10501

Re: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute

Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute Couldn't the headline just as easily be: Dozens of American Airlines pilots get promotion, pay jump as a result of contract dispute Since it balances out? Exactly what I was thinking. Some lose, some win. It all...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14572

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

1. Let the perpetrator spend some time in federal prison. 2. Add them to the global no-fly list for life. 3. Require them to reimburse DL for the cost of the diversion/return. Case closed. I agree with 2 & 3 (and 1 depending on the situation), but judging by past events, it's highly unlikely 2 ...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10481

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

Come on guys, read the article, it literally explains why they had $4000+ cash. The pair had splurged on some expensive items in France and had just received their tourist tax refund when they left the country. The airport insisted on paying it in cash, rather than risk something going wrong with t...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Many United Airlines Awards Flights Will Soon Cost More Miles
Replies: 12
Views: 1580

Re: Many United Airlines Awards Flights Will Soon Cost More Miles

wrongwayup wrote:
Ironically, I am more likely to dump my United branded Chase credit card as a result of this change.


How is that Ironic? I would say that's expected behavior by those who don't like the change.

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site
Replies: 34
Views: 6835

Re: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site

I would hope they'd let it stay around with out the UA IP. We had a local guy here with a family computer/internet business. Just so happens his last name is nissan, so he registered nissan.com in 1994 (and nissan.net in 1996). In 1999 Nissan Motors woke up and discovered the internet...then sued hi...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
Replies: 53
Views: 17957

Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

Years ago at RDU almost all of AA's MD-80's would use reverse thrust to back away from the jet bridge and onto the apron. Sure beat using tugs. Yup, we used to do this at JI too with the F100s on the runway side of Terminal C. However, we never would've done it an underwing engined aircraft. It's j...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 406
Views: 41599

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

In April RDU had a total of 1,087 connecting passengers. That is down 26% from 2016. Even if every connecting passenger was DL's, that means less than 2% of DL's passengers are making connections. Yeah, I read those reports too. I have a feeling the RDUAA isn't counting the connecting pax numbers c...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"
Replies: 49
Views: 5616

Re: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"

I'm anti-Trump, but I commend DL's move. IMO as an investor, businesses have no business getting into politics, it only alienates/divides people (read: customers). Not to mention all the money they throw into politics. If this theater, or any other business, wants to engage in politics in an outrage...

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by RDUDDJI
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA RDU 777/DL 763 LHR and CDG OPS
Replies: 23
Views: 5805

Re: AA RDU 777/DL 763 LHR and CDG OPS

JetBlueCLT wrote:

Still won't match big brother.... CLT ;)


Don't hate, it's unbecoming.

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 28923

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

You are so correct my friend and I'm glad someone gets this. Number one because on the return leg you always have to clear customs before you can make you onward connection in the USA something that is not necessary when connecting at a Euro hub.The are also far less out of the way hubs in Europe t...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15450

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

usflyer msp wrote:
He deserves every penny that he is going to get...


Agreed. Unfortunately DL will be the one that gets sued and they didn't even have a dog in the fight... too soon?

The dog's owner should be the one who pays, or perhaps DL can sue them to recover costs.

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA RDU 777/DL 763 LHR and CDG OPS
Replies: 23
Views: 5805

Re: AA RDU 777/DL 763 LHR and CDG OPS

Runway 5L/23R is 10000 ft. More than enough for these birds. That being said, the runway is nearing the end of its life (3-5 years remaining. 747s regularly use this runway during the holiday season for freighters. The AN225 has used this runway before as well. 5L/23R has been under maintenance for...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15450

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

They are trained to nudge into the PTSD & ADHD sufferers to distract them when they sense an attack coming on or when they ADHD person has an episode. The destruction takes their minds off the issue. Emotional support animals are meant mostly for people who live alone to prevent them from getti...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15450

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

DOGS DO RANDOMLY ATTACK PEOPLE FOR NO REASON. I am so sick of people who love dogs making this claim as if it is truth. A dog has a mind of its own so it obviously IS true. It is impossible (with current technology) to read or control a dog's mind. My 7 year old niece was attacked by a police Belgi...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 to shut down HAM base
Replies: 31
Views: 5573

Re: U2 to shut down HAM base

Was hoping U2 has scheduled another Joshua Tree Tour stop...oh well. :)

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 16342

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India

Missing the point, their job is to represent BA staff, they warned the board last year that this loss of experienced IT professionals was a risk. Of course they would say that, however BA also got rid of local non BA contractors with a lot of history of working with BA. Tell me who has been proved ...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon May 29, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 16342

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on Indian Workers

Nothing like jumping to conclusions...before the investigation.

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