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by crownvic
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 89
Views: 8127

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

PHL released their Nov pax numbers Month Domestic: +4.6%, International: +10.7% YTD Domestic: +7.5%, International: +5.7% Pax: 29,165,480 (only 400,000 less than the entire year of 2017) The percentages are likely a bit high because of the down year that 2017 was. Regardless, PHL is on pace for ~32...

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by crownvic
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5161

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

Weren't they given that right when they built the airport and rented the gates? Any business does some level of pollution; that level is usually capped by law. When your PAX traffic increases 70+% in 12 years (such as YUL from 2006 to 2018), those affected by the level of pollution have the right t...

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by crownvic
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5161

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

That line of thinking argues, in effect, that businesses have a right to pollute. Weren't they given that right when they built the airport and rented the gates? Any business does some level of pollution; that level is usually capped by law. When your PAX traffic increases 70+% in 12 years (such as...

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by crownvic
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5161

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

So these people bought houses near an airport and are now complaining about the noise? That line of thinking argues, in effect, that businesses have a right to pollute. The pollution here is noise, but excess light, fumes, and particulates are also recognized as bad for health. Welcome to Western d...

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by crownvic
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11016

Re: US-Russia nonstop flights

When Russia had IL-86, IL-62, TU-134, TU-154 and IL-18s all over, it was an awesome place to go. Now they fly 737s and A320s. I have little reason to go there anymore :)

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by crownvic
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Mid 1990s aviation hobby store at Mall of America?
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Mid 1990s aviation hobby store at Mall of America?

Interesting, I dont recall a dedicated store for models, however NW did have a ticketing agency store at Mall of America and you could by models ranging from snap fit to PacMin 1/100 scale models in both NW and KLM colors..

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by crownvic
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun
Replies: 63
Views: 7621

TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun

My apologies but did a search and did not see this one so please delete if posted, I did see 3 different threads on the 707 crash though.. I am surprised this does not happen more often....Passenger boarded a flight for Narita with gun and bullets. Evidently she discovered it in-flight and turned he...

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by crownvic
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52939

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

I'm flying a domestic route today on the A350..ATL-LAS! Looking forward to it..

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by crownvic
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New F9 MCO Announcements!
Replies: 15
Views: 3575

Re: New F9 MCO Announcements!

Sorry, I don't share the same enthusiasm as does the topic poster....as a long time resident, plane spotter and user of MCO for over 40 yrs, the announcement of a low cost carrier increasing A321 service does not sound exciting at all to me.. The days when Aeroflot announced IL-62 service to MCO, Sa...

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by crownvic
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 89
Views: 8127

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

I agree that outbound international flights can use any terminal. Again, this happens at other busy international airports to make the best use of the FIS capable gates. But to your point, this happened in the past at D and E, but did it ever happen at B and C? Due to the small alley ways and the t...

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by crownvic
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fully Loaded Airliners
Replies: 13
Views: 2300

Re: Fully Loaded Airliners

I bet the CV-580 and possibly the Electra can do it...

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by crownvic
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 89
Views: 8127

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Back in the day, Delta operated L1011s, 767s & DC-10s and NWA had DC-10s from 'E', United had D10s, 767s and 747s at 'D', Eastern operated L1011 & A300s and National had DC-10s from 'C', while TWA operated from 'B' with L1011 and 767s. In other words, wide-bodies operated from all concourse...

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by crownvic
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 89
Views: 8127

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Back in the day, Delta operated L1011s, 767s & DC-10s and NWA had DC-10s from 'E', United had D10s, 767s and 747s at 'D', Eastern operated L1011 & A300s and National had DC-10s from 'C', while TWA operated from 'B' with L1011 and 767s. In other words, wide-bodies operated from all concourses...

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by crownvic
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2009

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

I posted this question the other day, but the thread got pushed way down too many pages after the New Year's moderator re-posting. Anyway, does anyone know if the SkyClass DC-3 and DC-4 are still flying? Has the Convair crash put a stop on historic airliner flights in South Africa? I am heading that...

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by crownvic
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 89
Views: 8127

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

I was referring to the entire new master plan that was promoted just a couple of years ago. Has the whole thing been scrapped along with the 3rd parallel? http://www.phl.org/Pages/Chellie%27s-Podcasts.aspx http://cdp.phl.org/AnticipatedOpportunities.html Well here is some information about the proj...

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by crownvic
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 89
Views: 8127

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Are there any updates on the terminal re-build or is it all on hold? As AA has thinned out the RJ flying there, it does seem much quieter in recent time with less airport traffic. Curious what terminals for and which one? Do you mean Terminal B and C? Its been super quiet on that front. I know if t...

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by crownvic
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 89
Views: 8127

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Are there any updates on the terminal re-build or is it all on hold? As AA has thinned out the RJ flying there, it does seem much quieter in recent time with less airport traffic.

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by crownvic
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historic Airliners Flying in South Africa
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Historic Airliners Flying in South Africa

Does anyone know the status about any historic airliners flying in South Africa anymore? Is SkyClass still operating the DC-3s and DC-4s? I was going to email them but thought someone could shed some light on any activity down there. Has the Convair crash caused problems down there with historic air...

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by crownvic
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 89
Views: 8127

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

AA has moved several 763s onto domestic PHL flying. I just returned PHL-LAS this past week in First and what a disappointing 5.5 hour flight. Although I found the interior of the aircraft I was on surprising in very nice shape, the complete lack of any IFE is totally unacceptable. Evidently, once th...

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by crownvic
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)
Replies: 43
Views: 5112

Re: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)

chunhimlai wrote:
Whats difference between old T1 and T2/T3?


They are all ERJ145s and CRJs :)

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by crownvic
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Low Level Light Flashes
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: Low Level Light Flashes

fr8mech response would be valid, but the strobe flash is almost always white. This would rule out utility/school vehicles that have to be amber. Another point I want to make is, I don't think you will see it well from a cockpit. You almost have to be in the cabin where looking down is easier. jetmat...

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by crownvic
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Low Level Light Flashes
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: Low Level Light Flashes

If you're referring to flashes of light from the ground, what you may be seeing is simply a light that's only visible for a very brief period; it's masked by a structure or vegetation of other object, and at the speed of the approach, it's seen for a short period. On a hop from Bagram to Hong Kong ...

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by crownvic
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 81
Views: 18536

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

Quote F27500 How nice that you have it (and her) all figured out. What makes you such an authority? And saying "mental illness is crazy, folks" like you did in your earlier post doesn't make you sound so credible, FYI.[/quote] Lighten up Francis... This woman does have a clear mental illne...

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by crownvic
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Low Level Light Flashes
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Low Level Light Flashes

I was not sure where to post this question, so here we go. I have noticed when landing over residential areas at night, small light flashes, that I just cannot figure out. They tend to be coming from residential areas. It is a one flash strobe that seems to occur at random locations. At first, I tho...

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by crownvic
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the CRJ 700/900/1000
Replies: 26
Views: 6117

Re: Future of the CRJ 700/900/1000

Pilot scope clauses in the U.S. have kept the CRJ program alive, however, according to sources at BBD, they are losing money on every air frame they sell. I would say the grim reaper is now circling around this program and expect it to be cancelled at any time. Whether an outside buyer with lower ma...

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by crownvic
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dear Santa For Christmas This Year....
Replies: 15
Views: 1395

Re: Dear Santa For Christmas This Year....

no service animals...no emotional support animals...and parents getting their screaming kids to shut up..all of course on commercial flights!

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by crownvic
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 2622

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

[quote="N415XJ"]Maybe A4O-HMQ, or a similarly equipped DC-8-73? Seems to check all the boxes- CFM engines, wingtip devices, white painted cowlings (looks like they were unpainted until the late 80s), and a cargo door. No idea what the devices on the wingtip or fuselage could be for. This a...

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by crownvic
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 2622

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

Seems to be a DC-8-70 series with some special wing faring? Just a guess.

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by crownvic
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 2622

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

good catch..its a tough one....I'm going with some type of DC-8 70 series. Maybe a VIP conversion with a cargo door and some type of infrared device on the wingtip??

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by crownvic
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 2622

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

Samrnpage wrote:
Can i ask why you need to know?


Can I ask why you need to ask why they are asking? It happens to be rather interesting, so if you don't know, don't participate!

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by crownvic
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of the road for Swiss Super Constellation HB-RSC?
Replies: 19
Views: 5134

Re: End of the road for Swiss Super Constellation HB-RSC?

Agreed. This is very disappointing news. Even worse, look at the lack of participation on this site of such a grand aircraft having only one response. I do hope SCFA is able to sort this out.

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by crownvic
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA285 LHR-SFO diverted to LAS today
Replies: 7
Views: 2490

Re: BA285 LHR-SFO diverted to LAS today

I watched it on Flightaware and he was NW of Reno and closer to SFO, when he made a sharp left turn and diverted to LAS. Being long out of the airline business, I found it interesting that they would divert so far away aside from the fact it is perhaps the closest BA station to SFO, when the diversi...

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by crownvic
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 231
Views: 36307

Re: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR

Status of plane?? where is it?? How was it removed?

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by crownvic
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9947

Re: LY Announces TLV-LAS

It sure would be nice if an alliance would let LY in so that a trip of this magnitude would at least get you some good miles. :)

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by crownvic
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Huge jumble of cargo jets (DC-10s / MD-11s) at MIA
Replies: 20
Views: 6430

Re: Huge jumble of cargo jets (DC-10s / MD-11s) at MIA

You should have seen what this same geographic area looked like at MIA in the 70s. The difference being it was 707s, DC-8s, Convairs, Connies, KC-97s and Douglas pistons in all varieties.

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by crownvic
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 154876

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

I just booked the ATL-LAS A350 flight for 1/11..Should be interesting!

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by crownvic
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying to the mystical FAROE ISLANDS, SAS report with video
Replies: 14
Views: 7233

Re: Flying to the mystical FAROE ISLANDS, SAS report with video

Very well done..great report!

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by crownvic
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight
Replies: 43
Views: 3754

Re: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight

Maybe rather than waiting to badmouth the crew member on here, they could've gotten up off they're butt and gone to go ask for a drink if it was that big of a deal. Or maybe even press the call bell, thats what its there for, for people that are too lazy to get up and do something themselves It's j...

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by crownvic
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair fancy landing @LHR [video]
Replies: 17
Views: 6532

Re: Icelandair fancy landing @LHR [video]

Big Jet TV is a subscription based site and has been around just over a year founded by 2 British aviation enthusiasts . It is now down to just one guy running the show named Jerry.. Johnny the other founder left for greener pastures. They stream live twice a week with a 2 hour show usually from LHR...

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by crownvic
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight
Replies: 43
Views: 3754

Re: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight

My partner flew on an American Eagle (Piedmont) flight this AM from Wilmington, NC (ILM) into Philadelphia (PHL). This was the 5:59am departure on an EMB145. The flight is scheduled for approx 1:25 duration , but the airborne time was about 1:05. There was absolutely zero attempt at any kind of cab...

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by crownvic
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46775

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

N1011 wrote:
I never comment on these posts, however. the A380 while a technological engineering marvel, is not the right plane for the current economy. It was the right plane launched at the wrong time.

Very well said......

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by crownvic
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46775

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

My question...Is it not feasible for someone to come up with a plan and offer discounted service between high density markets like either JFK/EWR to MIA/MCO or NYC/LAS with an A380? These flights are consistently sold out with mostly single aisle aircraft. Would a $99 airfare fill up an A380? Peopl...

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by crownvic
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46775

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

My question...Is it not feasible for someone to come up with a plan and offer discounted service between high density markets like either JFK/EWR to MIA/MCO or NYC/LAS with an A380? These flights are consistently sold out with mostly single aisle aircraft. Would a $99 airfare fill up an A380? People...

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by crownvic
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 17710

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

Interesting, I never knew that plane had a split paint scheme..figuratively...

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by crownvic
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?
Replies: 25
Views: 3626

Re: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?

By the way, not only did the planes reappear, but the new passenger terminal now shows as well along with some other runway updates to 34R.

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by crownvic
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?
Replies: 25
Views: 3626

Re: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?

If you are using http://www.Google.com/maps go to the arrow on the top left to open the side menu. Then click the three lines at the top left and check that 'Globe' is not in blue. This turns the 3D effect off and the airplanes return. What a great participant. Instead of all the speculation and &q...

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by crownvic
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a market between Tokyo and Las Vegas for JL/NH?
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Re: Is there a market between Tokyo and Las Vegas for JL/NH?

"Too premium heavy...Too premium heavy....Too premium heavy"...OK, then why does KE run a 773 and Hainan run a 789 from Asia, while BA runs 1-2 daily 744s from London and Virgin is switching from a 744 to a premium heavy 789? Since when Europe-NA and Asia-NA are same market? Also you tell...

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by crownvic
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ineptitude in IRROPS
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: Ineptitude

This isn’t a rant. It’s fact. The airlines wonder why they have such a bad rep. It’s through simple inability to communicate. Morning flight from STL to PHL this morn on CR7. We taxi out and I notice we circle back. Pilot comes on and says we are going back to gate for maintenance issue. Says “hope...

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by crownvic
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up
Replies: 47
Views: 12795

Re: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up

If you have to ask what is so interesting about an MD80 then maybe you're on the wrong forum?? Unfortunately, it is just the direction of not only this forum, but the way people generally think today. When this forum started many years ago, it truly was a forum for aviation enthusiasts no matter wh...

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by crownvic
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a market between Tokyo and Las Vegas for JL/NH?
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Re: Is there a market between Tokyo and Las Vegas for JL/NH?

"Too premium heavy...Too premium heavy....Too premium heavy"...OK, then why does KE run a 773 and Hainan run a 789 from Asia, while BA runs 1-2 daily 744s from London and Virgin is switching from a 744 to a premium heavy 789?

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