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by tjwgrr
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways at APF
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: Elite Airways at APF

Could B6 land at APF with their 320s or 190s? The runway is so short. I flew ASA CRJ-100 back in the day. APF's longest runway is 6600 ft. More restrictive is the fact that APF has aircraft weight restrictions of 75,000 lbs maximum gross weight. B6 would never be able to fly there unless they were ...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heroin Of The Dog--Pup Gets "Busted" With $1 Million Of Smack In Carrier At JFK
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: Heroin Of The Dog--Pup Gets "Busted" With $1 Million Of Smack In Carrier At JFK

Sick bastards will try anything..... I'd hate to think of what would have happened to the dog had the delivery been completed. As nitepilot said, hopefully the pup will find a good forever home.

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by tjwgrr
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo operations in practice: What are the characteristics of a cargo aircraft's route and schedule?
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: Cargo operations in practice: What are the characteristics of a cargo aircraft's route and schedule?

UPS crews are typically doing both legs of the overnight flights. FedEx pilots, on weekdays, usually fly out for the outbound day shift and fly in for the inbound night shift. New crews will then fly out for the outbound overnight and fly in for the inbound day shift. FedEx has a much larger day sh...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Flights within the USA and North America
Replies: 71
Views: 5855

Re: 747 Flights within the USA and North America

Wow, many more to add. Here's a few I'm familiar with:

DL
ATL-DTW
MIA-DTW

NW
ORD-DTW
JFK-DTW
MSP-DTW
LAX-DTW
MSP-ORD

BA
IAD-DTW
YYZ-DTW
YUL-DTW

AA
HNL-DFW

UA
ORD-DTW

PA
JFK-DTW

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by tjwgrr
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?
Replies: 36
Views: 4874

Re: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?

As for mainline, I experienced a few DC9 powerbacks on NW at MSP in the past. Did they ever do it with the 727? I also had some NW DC9 and AA F100 flights out of RST in 2002-2004 period, and I think they may have used turnout gates there at the time... but I don't think RST gets any mainline servic...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?
Replies: 36
Views: 4874

Re: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?

These aren't in the U.S., and the C-17 isn't an "airline" but interesting to watch: Seems easy for an ATR-42: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OnM36xC7FQ C-17 - watch the puddles on the ramp get sucked into the engine starting around :55 into the video- like mini waterspouts: https://www.y...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan 747?
Replies: 9
Views: 2023

Re: Hainan 747?

TWA772LR wrote:
trent768 wrote:
I have to say, that is one hell of a beautiful 747!

And tasty!


You can have your plane, and eat it too..... :tongue2:

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by tjwgrr
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 4585

Re: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?

727LOVER wrote:
Checking some random days

7 flights on Thursday March 30
8 flights on Friday March 31
9 flights on Saturday April 1


This is the start of MANY K-12 school spring breaks.

If you look at the beginning of May, they're down to 4 flights/ day.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 8497

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

What isn't known yet is where the familiarization flights will fly to. That won't be known for at least a couple months. I suspect there will also be ground training in DTW and ATL as well. Off topic, but somewhat related. Do airlines still train pilots using actual air-frames, or is that strictly ...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737MAX
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Southwest 737MAX

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1358285
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Discussion here:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1358285

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by tjwgrr
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am Timetable Fall/Winter 1973
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: PAN AM TIMETABLE FALL/WINTER 1973

http://www.departedflights.com/PA042973intro.html

PA 54 DTW-LHR and PA 55 LHR-DTW were non-stop operated by a 707 at that time, no stop in BOS. The timetable also shows NW operated the DTW-MSP portion.
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April '73

http://www.departedflights.com/PA042973intro.html

PA 54 DTW-LHR and PA 55 LHR-DTW were non-stop operated by a 707 at that time, no stop in BOS. The timetable also shows NW operated the DTW-MSP portion.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations
Replies: 11
Views: 3232

Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yHRAbjlFBQ
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This may have been posted elsewhere, but here's a WN video of the 7M8 they released last week:

The Rockwell Collins large displays are impressive!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yHRAbjlFBQ

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by tjwgrr
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus PC-24
Replies: 7
Views: 2368

Re: Pilatus PC-24

We hosted HB-VXB here in GRR for about a month. I had the opportunity to see it a couple times. Nice A/C ! Signature's TECHNICAir here in GRR is an authorized Pilatus service facility which may have something to do with why they chose GRR. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/HBVXB/history http://e1.p...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 8497

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

Are the first DL A350's based in DTW? Last I checked the A350 base was replacing the 744 base at DTW, so it will be unlikely to see them, other than some proving flight, outside of DTW domestically at first For familiarization flights perhaps: DTW-ATL DTW-LAX DTW-SEA DTW-MSP and/or maybe DTW-LAX-AT...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 8497

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

Are the first DL A350's based in DTW?

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by tjwgrr
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?
Replies: 34
Views: 3262

Re: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?

GRR says hi. (I mean, it's on the other side of the field from the terminal, but it's there.) .....and under construction for a big expansion to be completed soon. Here's the renderings. #1 on the site plan is existing, everything else will be new, including restrooms, a covered pavilion and more p...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 122
Views: 13023

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

It's a very steep drop off just another few hundred feet. They did a huge amount of improvement to that area a couple years ago, it could have been a lot worse. TW is for Tom Wachendorfer, the owner of Ameristar. . . Steep slope, and trees. . . https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6edAd3WgAAW-Qh.jpg

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by tjwgrr
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Convair? Which airline?
Replies: 14
Views: 1634

Re: Which Convair? Which airline?

Here are 1954 & 1956 (1955 not available) schedules showing Los Angeles-Las Vegas-Cedar City-Salt Lake City on the CV240 as flight 36: http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/wa/wa54/wa54-3.jpg http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/wa/wa56/wa56-3.jpg The 1954 schedule indicates WA flight 5 ope...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 85
Views: 21567

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

Courtesy of Airbus.com:

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by tjwgrr
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Engine Explosion Under Investigation at ORD
Replies: 12
Views: 3669

Re: Possible Engine Explosion Under Investigation at ORD

"Engine Explosion" makes good headlines and click-bait. Nothing to see here, move along.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 9039

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

"...commitment to updating its fleet" by retiring planes a) that they were going to retire anyway, and b) are 30 years old and should have been retired a long time ago anyway. Give me a classic Mad-Dog over an Airbus any day...... ...M88 fun to look at, unless you live near an airport wit...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest boarding process
Replies: 19
Views: 2248

Re: Southwest boarding process

Pay the early bird check in fee. Save yourself the trouble of depending on the good graces of others to move for you. While many people would do it, there is always the chance that it won't happen and that would be a horrible way to start your vacation. Early Bird does not guarantee an A boarding p...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strobeless in CLT
Replies: 22
Views: 3190

Re: Strobeless in CLT

Another factor may be a low ceiling / foggy environment where the strobes are sometimes shut off as the reflected light may interfere with the flight crew's night vision.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Caraibes Takes First 10 Abreast A350XWB
Replies: 54
Views: 10261

Re: Air Caraibes Takes First 10 Abreast A350XWB

Ugh, a 10 abreast A350.... even worse than a 10 abreast 777 with 9 extra inches of cabin width.... a big no thank you.

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by tjwgrr
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United
Replies: 37
Views: 5293

Re: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United

--No more reason for MKE-PHL to be an AWAC-only all CRJ market because of the Air Wisconsin maintenance facility at Milwaukee. MKE-CLT is finally mostly CR9’s (four CR9 plus only one MKE originator being CRJ this spring) but MKE-PHL is still all CRJ. I won't miss the CRJ on MKE-PHL. Likewise GRR-PH...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?
Replies: 23
Views: 4214

Re: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?

The old F concourse (in the background) at DTW had some really short jet bridges. No wheel assemblies, and the a/c's nose was literally under the building canopy:

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by tjwgrr
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United
Replies: 37
Views: 5293

Re: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United

Some things go full circle......

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by tjwgrr
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Caravan and FedEX
Replies: 50
Views: 6900

Re: Cessna Caravan and FedEX

atypical wrote:
....Not sure what the Caravan gives them except SBN-IND local overnights but it seems a truck would be more useful.


A later cutoff time. The Caravan doesn't depart SBN until 11:00 pm or later and arrives IND early enough for the big sort. A three hour truck ride vs an hour Caravan ride.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do jets leave a white trail in the sky?
Replies: 24
Views: 3176

Re: Why do jets leave a white trail in the sky?

4holer wrote:
That's what The Gummint WANTS you to think! Wake up sheeple!!
/sarc


I'm prepared......

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by tjwgrr
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nice Video Of A CV-580 Startup Taxi And Take-Off (Prop View)
Replies: 4
Views: 1357

Re: Nice Video Of A CV-580 Startup Taxi And Take-Off (Prop View)

Very cool! Brings back lots of memories. Thanks for posting.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the regional jet kill off service to many local airports.
Replies: 55
Views: 6478

Re: Did the regional jet kill off service to many local airports.

True! but I have old United timetables that have fares listed in the back and there was "Propeller coach" versus "Jet Coach" fares listed. A price break would drive people to the Q400's in a heartbeat! You got me thinking... how about a Super ULCC using one class 86-90 seat Q400...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 13063

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

DTW
2016: 34,401,254 (+2.8%)
2015: 33,440,112

GRR
2016: 2,653,630 (+4.0%)
2015: 2,550,193

FNT
2016: 792,765 (-3.8%)
2015: 822,604

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by tjwgrr
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...
Replies: 42
Views: 7685

Re: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...

Do we have any photo evidence to decide? :) From NY Daily News: http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2964231.1486231028!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_1200/spirit5n-2-web.jpg http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2964232.1486231029!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivat...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown
Replies: 135
Views: 32535

Re: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown

Looks about as inviting as Cold Bay, AK where DL diverted a couple of weeks back. At least the sun was out. What do they do w/ the pax until a sub aircraft can pick them up or that 77W is repaired? I looked at Iqaluit on Google Maps... not a whole lot there.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shuttle America Ceases Operations
Replies: 25
Views: 6667

Re: Shuttle America Ceases Operations

I'll miss the 'Mercury' call-sign when listening to ATC.

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MIA-VRB-TPA-MIA 1972- Electra and 727-200
Replies: 16
Views: 3725

Re: MIA-VRB-TPA-MIA 1972- Electra and 727-200

Awesome report- love those classic birds! Your TPA photo with the DL DC-8-61 in the background brings back memories. One of my first airline flights was aboard a DL -61.

Thanks for posting!

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at Buffalo Airways?
Replies: 21
Views: 8305

Re: What's going on at Buffalo Airways?

...Maybe the HS748 too, which is fine as a a -3/-46 replacement (its own increasing parts scarcity not withstanding), but is less capable than the CV580 and cant begin to touch the higher end which they may need to do if the downsize from the L188. I do think the DC3 can be around "forever&quo...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.
Replies: 72
Views: 14353

Re: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.

What a great January environment to do MX on the ramp........ I feel sorry for the personnel.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Wings Dash 8 ran into snow
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Re: ANA Wings Dash 8 ran into snow

That's some deep snow:

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 8037

Re: Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines

NYC-STT: AA / DL / UA
NYC-ANU: AA / B6 / UA
NYC-SXM: DL / B6 / UA
NYC-MBJ: DL / BW / B6 / UA
NYC-GCM: B6 / KX / UA

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ROC Spotters--Please Help With Some A/C History
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: ROC Spotters--Please Help With Some A/C History

http://departedflights.com/
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crownvic wrote:
You should be able to secure flight schedules on-line from that period to assist you in determining what operated at ROC in those earlier years.....


DCA-ROCguy, this site will assist you in your quest:

http://departedflights.com/

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers in cargo class?
Replies: 27
Views: 4723

Re: Passengers in cargo class?

Are military flights really that much more dense? From what few stories I have heard, the seating area per passenger is actually better - either they use wider seats on pallets, or they may be lining the wall but you have amazing legroom. The difference being the aircraft themselves are much larger...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 17769

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

I'm assuming the pictures on TV are live. Just saw an AA 757 take off. Would contradict the fact FLL is completely closed. NYC aviation is saying ground stop until at least 3pm. FAA website shows Traffic Management (Ground Stop) without details. FLL looks to be open for arrivals and departures exce...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 13090

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

It's not clear from that report if the plane was already moving or not. If she got out of her seat after they pushed and the aircraft was on it's own power, I can see why the FA had to intervene. There's always more to a story. Agreed, always another side to the story. The article indicates they ha...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Planes arriving @EWR on rwy 29
Replies: 23
Views: 2768

Re: Planes arriving @EWR on rwy 29

I don't mean to do a 180 on this topic, but......

I remember landing RWY 11 in an E145 a number of years ago. I thought the mains might hit the roof of the Wyndham Garden Hotel..... :)

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's newest longest route record:
Replies: 38
Views: 10273

Re: BA's newest longest route record:

I could not imagine sitting in coach for 15 hours. I would most definitely prefer a layover. I have done the following, all in coach- BOM-ATL on DL 17.5 hours SFO-DXB on EK 16.5 hours SFO-DEL on AI 16 hours It sucks, it really sucks and the flight seems never ending, but when you have family halfwa...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air freight v rail freight in the USA
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: Air freight v rail freight in the USA

Borrowing from the advertisement- CSX claims their trains can haul 1 ton of freight 436 miles on a gallon of fuel. To substantiate the CSX's claim, the AAR (Association of American Railroads) announced a number of years ago a figure of 480 miles per gallon per ton was the average for all rail traffi...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US airport is next to get a new runway?
Replies: 65
Views: 7249

Re: Which US airport is next to get a new runway?

Congested airports in need of a new runway: KRSW KSAN KEWR KJFK KBOS KDAL KDCA Although RSW has plenty of room, they really don't need a second runway. I've flown in and out of RSW for years and never have had an issue with delays due to congestion. I've never been more than #2 or #3 in line for de...

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