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by atcsundevil
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe situation and aviation
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Zimbabwe situation and aviation

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Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL
Replies: 55
Views: 5386

Re: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL

UA has a bunch of new adds, but a hell of a lot of domestic frequency reductions. I wonder if they're up-gauging or if they're reducing capacity across the network. A lot of the reductions are for March and April, which usually stays fairly busy for spring break. Maybe they're seeing less bookings t...

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Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?
Replies: 24
Views: 2738

Re: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?

I'm sure actual regulations vary by country — that's not something ICAO would get involved in. In the US, the 7110.65 paragraph 2-4-5 Authorized Transmissions is the major applicable paragraph to this. It says that a controller should only transmit messages necessary for air traffic control or other...

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Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 33
Views: 8882

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

It's amazing how fast this project has moved. Didn't they only start construction like two years ago? The sad part is that as far as I know, this will have gone from conception to opening in the time that BER was technically completed awaiting opening. Ouch. Anyway, it looks like they've done a grea...

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Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain
Replies: 17
Views: 1349

Re: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain

What's going to happen to T2 after the move? It will be closed and demolished. T3 will accommodate all current T2 operators. Everything will then be renumbered to Concourses A-F — Concourses A-D on the current T4 will stay the same (the term "Terminal 4" will just go away), the north side...

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Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain
Replies: 17
Views: 1349

Re: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain

Fitting and appropriate, regardless of one's view on politics. He's a great man. But damn, I either didn't realize or had forgotten...T3 won't be done until 2020??? It's a big project. The core of the building is pretty much complete, but once reconstruction of the south side is done, they'll have ...

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Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain
Replies: 17
Views: 1349

PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants to name Terminal 3 at PHX Sen. John McCain. "Senator McCain has given so much of himself to our country, to Arizona and to Phoenix. Giving something back to an American hero, a former naval aviator and a 30-year member of the U.S. Senate is the least we can do,'...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1672
Views: 263879

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

About how long does it take to do a Polaris refit? And has the issues with the manufacturer been resolved? I think last time they got it down to about six weeks, if I remember correctly. I haven't heard of any further issues with Zodiac, so hopefully they've had a chance to catch up. The 77Ws came ...

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Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announces SEA-DUB from May 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Re: Aer Lingus announces SEA-DUB from May 2018

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Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 150
Views: 15740

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

JAmie2k9 wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
JAmie2k9 wrote:
Seattle now official, starting on 18 May 4 weekly.

Do you have a source to confirm it is official?


It will be announced tomorrow, they have leased it partly on website.

Well until there's a source with some sort of official announcement, it's not yet official.

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by atcsundevil
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 150
Views: 15740

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Seattle now official, starting on 18 May 4 weekly.

Do you have a source to confirm it is official?

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by atcsundevil
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta partners with Auburn
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: Delta partners with Auburn

Are there any other current university students or alums who majored or are majoring in an aviation degree on this forum? There are loads. I was ATC at ASU, but certainly there are a number of Professional Flight majors in this site. This is a great idea, but one borne more out of necessity. Airlin...

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by atcsundevil
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 7760

Re: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018

This. Air Tahiti Nui is almost like a LCC, with old tired A340’s and poor inflight service and meals and o welcome the additional options that UA provides. They're taking brand new 787-9s in 2019, so they'll have a more competitive hard product. They'll have reason to increase the quality of their ...

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by atcsundevil
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 7760

Re: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018

Please stay on topic. This isn't a discussion of United's business model, it's discussion of a rumored new route. If you'd like to discuss their business model, you are free to create your own topic.

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Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Farewell to The Queen-Flying United's Last Boeing 747!
Replies: 16
Views: 7182

Re: Farewell to The Queen-Flying United's Last Boeing 747!

That was a really great TR...thank you for sharing this with us. You're a lucky guy to have been able to be apart of that history. It's great you were able to take your family — that surely made it a little bit more special. I'm glad to see United put in so much effort to give the 747 a proper send-...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EWR Barack H Obama Airport
Replies: 63
Views: 3296

Re: EWR Barack H Obama Airport

eldiezonce wrote:
He, along w/ Bush 43, also bailed out Wall Street

That's relevant. I guess we better name all NYC airports after them :roll:

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by atcsundevil
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EWR Barack H Obama Airport
Replies: 63
Views: 3296

Re: EWR Barack H Obama Airport

What possible connection does Obama have to New Jersey or NYC? Other than he won New York and New Jersey? Pretty much none. Politics aside, and only discussing from a logical standpoint, HNL and ORD/MDW would have been the only two airports that would have made sense. However, since the last time t...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EWR Barack H Obama Airport
Replies: 63
Views: 3296

Re: EWR Barack H Obama Airport

Since this thread will inevitably explode just like the last attempt at this thread in February, it'll be moved to Non Av.

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 7385

Re: Rumor: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

And official. 6 787-9 leased from AerCap https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/boeing-aercap-announce-egyptair-as-newest-787-dreamliner-operator-300556370.html 15 A320neo from AerCap - deliveries starting 2020. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171115005375/en/AerCap-EGYPTAIR-Reach-Agreeme...

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 107
Views: 15630

Re: Frontier: say hello to 134 new animals

134 new aircraft. https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-airlines-announces-huge-expansion-with-commitment-for-134-aircraft/?utm_source=p_promo&utm_medium=email&utm_term=1115_Huge_LA&utm_content=1115_Huge_LA&utm_campaign=1115_Huge_LA Your thread was merged into the existing topic, as...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Today: West Virginia is the ultimate fly-over state
Replies: 19
Views: 4247

Re: USA Today: West Virginia is the ultimate fly-over state

I see — I just remembered we had a similar topic recently, I didn't realize the criteria was different. Still interesting, nonetheless.

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Today: West Virginia is the ultimate fly-over state
Replies: 19
Views: 4247

Re: USA Today: West Virginia is the ultimate fly-over state

There was a thread on this from a different study three months ago. Somehow they got completely different results. Weird. if you just count flights that cross the state without takeoff or landing in the state, it's Virginia, then Maryland, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. http://www.airliners.net/f...

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by atcsundevil
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline to RIC??
Replies: 32
Views: 2998

Re: New airline to RIC??

Great news for Richmond and this frankly shows the stupidity of WN. WN took over the MCO route form Air Tran and then abandoned it although WN said it was profitable for them. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Anyone who lived in Richmond ten years ago remembers what a great little operation AirT...

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by atcsundevil
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline to RIC??
Replies: 32
Views: 2998

Re: New airline to RIC??

RIC is a pretty high fare airport with a very small LCC presence, so NK should do well there. They have pretty easy connections to MSY through FLL - hopefully we'll see a couple weekly nonstops added eventually. RIC hasn't really been that way in a pretty long time. That certainly used to be the ca...

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by atcsundevil
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline to RIC??
Replies: 32
Views: 2998

Re: New airline to RIC??

Good for RIC! They should do well on this route. FLL and MCO are very popular for Richmonders.

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by atcsundevil
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline to RIC??
Replies: 32
Views: 2998

Re: New airline to RIC??

I’m guessing it’s either F9 or NK. The news article mentions multiple destinations. I assume we will see MCO, TPA, RSW, DEN, LAS, and maybe MIA if it’s Frontier and if it’s Spirit than switch MIA with FLL and drop DEN. This is what I mentioned in the DC/VA/MD thread last night. I feel that Frontier...

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by atcsundevil
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 21328

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

First of all, I didn't make the deletion, I merely explained it. 1. Title is MISLEADING per INACURATE SOURCE so conversation got SKEWED I have only seen one source in a language I can read, which supports the current title. If and when something which contradicts the current title becomes available ...

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by atcsundevil
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN launches TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 3144

Re: Chances WN launches TATL?

Those that say that WN is highly unlikely to EVER try TATL are missing the mark I think. WN has changed a lot over just the last 5 years, so who knows what WN will look like in the next decade. If you all could see the projects that are going on behind the scenes that most of you on this website ar...

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Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 21328

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

Why was my post removed ? and keeping members misinformed ? I provided a link & the quotes stating this was due to the police doing their job after the passenger filed charges with Airport Police on grounds that a corpulent Frenchman in the middle seat had been sleeping into her space & the...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 6119

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017

At around 5pm on Monday 11/13, The Richmond NBC affiliate, WWBT-12, tweeted that RIC was announcing a new airline on Tuesday, Nov 14, that will begin operations "starting in early 2018". It did not specify which airline. Any ideas? Spirit? Frontier? I think those are both strong guesses. ...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?
Replies: 30
Views: 2703

Re: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?

Please stay on topic and avoid personal attacks. Debate the topic, not the user. Petty comments just aren't necessary.

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Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 6119

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017

The full agenda and attachments have been posted for this week's MWAA Board of Directors meeting: http://www.mwaa.com/about/november-15-2017-annual-board-and-committee-meetings Some highlights. Air traffic stats: http://www.mwaa.com/sites/default/files/BOD/2017-11/tab_5.2_executive_vice_presidents_...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN launches TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 3144

Re: Chances WN launches TATL?

If they were growing at some explosive rate, then I might put the chances a little closer to 1%. Since they've been pretty short on airplanes for a few years now between the AirTrain merger and 737 classic retirements, I would put the chances of TATL at 0% for at least the next decade. They still ha...

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Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1672
Views: 263879

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

STT757 wrote:
Send the 744 to IAD, add it to the The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

They definitely don't have room for it. It would be nice if United had their own version of the Delta Flight Museum. They certainly have enough history to justify it.

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by atcsundevil
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 667
Views: 64914

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

FAA never had IWA tower in the first place. How do you think it became an FCT in the first place? It was never staffed by FAA controllers, but they had to own the tower first before they could give it away. I'm speaking from a legal sense, not an operational one. The tower operations transferred ow...

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Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Picture Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 3593

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Picture Thread

Slug71 wrote:
Wonder if they'll increase business or economy?

I doubt it. It's probably just a decrease to fit the same footprint.

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Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 667
Views: 64914

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.3077688,-111.6635186,3452m/data=!3m1!1e3 What was on the east of the airport, the taxiway to the east of 12L went somewhere. According to the masterplan (yes there is a masterplan for this airport) they are looking at building a new terminal on the east side (maybe w...

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Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 667
Views: 64914

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Why does Phoenix Mesa Gateway have three 10K ft runways? When it was an AFB did it have three runways? How are the runways utilized today? It's always been a three runway airport, and was a pretty active training base at it's peak. All three runways are still utilized today, usually most of the com...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CLT ATC arrested for possession of weapon of mass destruction
Replies: 4
Views: 2645

Re: CLT ATC arrested for possession of weapon of mass destruction

jetblastdubai wrote:
As we would have said at O'Hare: "Can I have his mid?" :o

Either that or checking the seniority list!

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by atcsundevil
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 1437

Re: The Islamic State is no more

I won't even call it fundamentalist Islamic terror groups, because as with IS, their motivations and ideology had very little to do with religion. As an ex-Muslim of Arab origin, I totally disagree with you. Apparently, you've not studied the Quran in its original Arabic Language. The Arabic Trilat...

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Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20727

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

Please keep the thread on topic. This isn't an Airbus vs. Boeing discussion, so let's not get involved in another turf war.

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Web Site Inoperative
Replies: 40
Views: 4468

Re: Eastern Web Site Inoperative

Eastern is effectively no more. They're operating as Swift Air now, but I believe they've kept the Eastern 738s in EA colors. That's all that remains, however.

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 Election Sweep
Replies: 82
Views: 1991

Re: 2017 Election Sweep

Dutchy wrote:
Just another question, how come one can win 13 elections in a row? Seems these people are sitting a lifetime in parliament.

Elections are every other year for the House of Delegates. 26 years is certainly a long time to serve the same district, but far from unheard of.

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Moderation of "Personal Attacks"
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Moderation of "Personal Attacks"

The rules of the forum clearly advise against personal attacks. That's a simple rule to state but its implementation and interpretation is much more difficult. What constitutes a personal attack? I would appreciate some clarification from the moderators on the specific examples below. I would also ...

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Americans Now Blocked from Staying in 83 Cuban Hotels
Replies: 28
Views: 3398

Re: Americans Now Blocked from Staying in 83 Cuban Hotels

While this thread is inherently political, try to keep the discussion as politics-free as possible. Political discussion is more than welcome in the Non Aviation Forum, but please try to avoid those kinds of statements here.

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Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Islamic State is no more
Replies: 54
Views: 1437

Re: The Islamic State is no more

I'm really not sure anyone can claim they are "no more". As long as Al Baghdadi is still alive, the concept of IS will live on and its 'fighters' will continue to inflict acts of terror on the World. Indeed. IS may cease to exist, but its ideology will live on in two, three, or more new g...

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Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 679
Views: 91199

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Please keep the thread on topic, and refrain from personal attacks or harsh language towards other users. Respect goes a long way, and that includes respecting opinions which differ from your own.

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Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Missile Fired at Riyadh Airport
Replies: 26
Views: 1290

Re: Missile Fired at Riyadh Airport

Keep the thread on topic. This isn't a debate over religion. Racist comments and accusations are not tolerated on this site.

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Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 4 evacuated
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: PHX Terminal 4 evacuated

It's being reported as a suspicious package according to the PHX thread

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by atcsundevil
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "
Replies: 40
Views: 7900

Re: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "

So is this a shift in their strategy to continue making Y equivalent to LCC and keep the premium classes premium, or is it a restoration of full service to all classes? If it's the latter, it would indicate that their attempt to peel Y away from F/J/Y+ hasn't been successful.

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