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by atcsundevil
Mon May 29, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to replace faulty A350 business class seats
Replies: 18
Views: 5461

Re: Cathay Pacific to replace faulty A350 business class seats

Cathay's first A350 is now out of service to get its business class seats replaced. Below is a photo that shows several quality issues with the Zodiac seat: https://imagr.eu/up/D6RlV_DA3VEmKXsAAzC0-.jpg https://twitter.com/account/suspended That is absolutely ridiculous. I saw some pictures a few w...

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by atcsundevil
Sun May 28, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 767-424ER
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: UA 767-424ER

There's only one configuration of the 764 fleet, and has been the way for quite some time (since 2011-2012ish at least). There are 39 J seats in a 2-1-2 configuration. As mentioned by the previous poster, they utilize the BE Diamond lie flat seats inherited from CO. These same seats have been instal...

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Sat May 27, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways SAAB 340 mishap MCO
Replies: 28
Views: 4741

Re: Silver Airways SAAB 340 mishap MCO

Omg.... it wasn't a pilot who accidently turned on the wrong taxiway. It was a mechanical issue(s) that caused the plane to lose steering/control as it was taxiing. Gotta love the posts jumping to conclusions. I haven't seen confirmation of a maintenance issue, so unless you have, Occam's Razor poi...

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by atcsundevil
Sat May 27, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways SAAB 340 mishap MCO
Replies: 28
Views: 4741

Re: Silver Wings SAAB 340 mishap MCO

Someone in the tower effed up big time here! That's a big jump to conclusions. If the incident was at night, then more than likely one of the aircraft turned onto the wrong taxiway. It happens very frequently when pilots are new to the airport, especially if the signage or lighting is poor. It's ra...

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by atcsundevil
Sat May 27, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 10889

Re: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?

They have indeed made some colossally terrible mistakes. Hogan was an integral part of their success, but he's also a major reason for all of their current troubles. The airline itself is run quite prudently and successfully, in my opinion. Their growth has been far more measured and practical than ...

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by atcsundevil
Sat May 27, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 53
Views: 4822

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

This is just a publicity stunt by UA. They are going to get them to pony up the money and then abandon the hub. That has been the plan all along Where do people come up with this non sense? This is part of the reason a replacement terminal hasn't been built to this point -- a disagreement in econom...

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by atcsundevil
Sat May 27, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 53
Views: 4822

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

Makes sense why? State of Virginia taxpayers subsidize people who fly UA to NRT because of some disingenuous "economic impact" link? If it's always going to be such an important airport, why do you need to subsidize it? Well as one of those taxpayers, I'm in favor of investing in a local ...

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 26, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 53
Views: 4822

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

Cities and States have been using public funds and creating new creative taxes to build stadiums for 20+ years . Perhaps it's time to use such resources for airport expansion, which makes more sense in terms of economic benefit than a stadium. A public investment in IAD makes sense as no matter wha...

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 26, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 53
Views: 4822

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

Do you mean a subsidy? "Creative financing" and public finance do not go together. A subsidy is definitely the more appropriate term -- "creative accounting" gives the impression of illegal activity, which is not exactly ideal. That said, I would be fully supportive of subsidies...

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by atcsundevil
Thu May 25, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Members Posting For First Time
Replies: 75
Views: 28117

Re: New Members Posting For First Time

What if a new member only makes one post? Assuming that it is a legitime post (no junk), will it be approved anyway? Or would the new user have to make a second post in order for them to go live? A user's account is not clear to go active without post approval until two posts have been approved, an...

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by atcsundevil
Thu May 25, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

Re: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today

I believe he means a plant shuttle for workers, but as you said it's a regularly scheduled route that could be used for such purpose. Ah, I misread that! That indeed would have to play a factor on an otherwise relatively random route. Well it sucks for those guys, because they've got a long flight ...

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by atcsundevil
Thu May 25, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

Re: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today

berari wrote:
flyPIT wrote:
Anyone know how this route is performing?


Is this the Boeing - Boeing plant shuttle?

Unless I missed something, 737s are only built in Renton. CHS is only building the two larger 787 variants. This is a regularly scheduled route.

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by atcsundevil
Thu May 25, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

Re: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today

Thunderstorms in the midwest. Much longer flight times due to vectoring. Minor point, but it's "deviating", not vectoring. Aircraft will deviate north/south/east/west/left/right around weather, typically at the aircraft's request. 7 hours is a heck of a trip for a transcon. Usually you do...

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by atcsundevil
Thu May 25, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320neo with mood lightning?
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Re: First A320neo with mood lightning?

It has been established that this airline is neither the first narrowbody to receive mood lighting, nor the first A320neo. Therefore, the topic will be locked, as the premise of the topic is misleading.

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by atcsundevil
Wed May 24, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 337
Views: 27782

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Interesting that locals are jaded, but makes total sense. Just such an unusual sight for those of us new to the market. There's nothing really all that concerning with dust devils. Wind speeds rarely exceed 30kts around the dust devil itself (higher winds are possible, but very unusual). I've flown...

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by atcsundevil
Wed May 24, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A/c off runway in HKG - MU768
Replies: 9
Views: 3206

Re: A/c off runway in HKG - MU768

Here's an article for anyone who's interested.. It also has a graphic of the aircraft's flight path prior to the incident. http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2095473/china-eastern-plane-slides-runway-while-landing There's been so much rain in HKG that schools have actually b...

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by atcsundevil
Wed May 24, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 337
Views: 27782

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Only idea I have that is undeveloped is to place it where that small section is of 40th St that is south of Air Lane to the east of the fire station and the YV hangar. Although I don't know that you'll get three bays out of that. If AA could find a new location for C-Point, the DL hangar could go t...

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by atcsundevil
Wed May 24, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 337
Views: 27782

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Any idea where this would go? On a related note, DL, CP and OO are all noted as looking for a hangar at PHX but as we all know, there is just about no space for one without demoing an existing building. DL was reportedly wanting a three bay hangar with CP and OO both looking for a two bay one. I ha...

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by atcsundevil
Tue May 23, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 337
Views: 27782

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Constant Aviation has announced they will open an MRO facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway. The goal is to be operational in the third quarter of this year, and will be Constant's fifth MRO location. When it opens later this year, the state-of-the-art Mesa facility will contain 74,486 total square feet ...

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by atcsundevil
Mon May 22, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5312

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

DXB yields (and KWI and BAH) were pretty trashy outside of government, which sustained UA ME routes until the provider switched. Let me preface this by saying that I could be wrong they've through faulty memory, but I'm pretty sure UA had the government contract up until they ended the routes, afte...

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by atcsundevil
Mon May 22, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5312

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

They ended their IAD-DXB service in Jan16... I don't think they will be returning to DXB anytime soon, if ever. Agreed. They had trouble making this route work, even with a tag on to DOH, and even with government traffic. Having flown IAD-KWI/BAH, I can attest that the loads in the latter days of t...

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by atcsundevil
Sat May 20, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 77
Views: 14364

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

Am I the only one that thinks that "United Coast" is an absolutely terrible name? I'm not trying to hate on United or anything -- I'm a former 1K 0.8MMer, so I have a genuine interest in seeing them return to their former glory. I just don't think this is in any way a catchy name from a br...

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by atcsundevil
Sat May 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 696
Views: 99195

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

First scheduled flight is actually UA 956 to Geneva on Sunday night which is a route operated by 3-class frames. A while ago we were told that 644 and 648 are the two first to be re-configured to 2-class which would jive with the fact that 641 is still 3-class. Time will tell! Any idea if the new 2...

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by atcsundevil
Sat May 20, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3927

Re: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019

There is the problem that pixels bring though. And what if there is a circuit problem, or a blackout? There are always redundancies, and with multiple components typically involved (cameras, radar, ground surveillance), it would be highly unlikely that more than one component would fail. If the cam...

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 19, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3927

Re: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019

This may sound bad, but I seriously can't wait for an accident that will set them in place. This is such a dumb idea... It's actually better in a lot of ways than a manned tower at the facility. If there weren't numerous advantages from a safety and operational standpoint, the idea would have never...

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 19, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3927

Re: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019

But that is the whole point of this technology. You establish a remote tower facility someplace cheap, staff it with 2-4 controller stations that can handle like 20 different regional airports. That's not the idea, at least not as it's been proposed in the US. The idea is to centrally locate equipm...

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 19, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3927

Re: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019

There's really no reason not to do it at LCY. Yes there are a lot of movements, but there's one runway and effectively no taxiways -- there's a turnaround and a few short taxiways into the apron, but no parallel/full length taxiways. The current tower could be replaced by a ramp controller to manage...

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 19, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If you build an airport on an embassy, would it have the rights of an airport in the country of the ambassy?
Replies: 31
Views: 4264

Re: If you build an airport on an embassy, would it have the rights of an airport in the country of the ambassy?

Currently can say a hellicopter leave Toronto and fly to a DC Embasy, without any US involvment? Only if they want an up close encounter with a couple of USAF F16s. The moment they approach the US Air Defense Identification Zone, they'd better be talking to FAA controllers or NORAD is gonna have so...

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 19, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3927

Re: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019

Remote Tower operations are currently being tested in the United States as well. This is simply the future of ATC in the terminal environment. I think we're a long way off from something like this being implemented at larger airports, but this makes sense at smaller and particularly at more remote f...

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by atcsundevil
Thu May 18, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best place to get cheap 757/767 parts?
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: Best place to get cheap 757/767 parts?

The question has been asked and answered. The thread will be locked.

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by atcsundevil
Wed May 17, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation incidents where ARFF made the difference
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: Aviation incidents where ARFF made the difference

Well, ARFF played a pretty big role in the OZ 772 crash at SFO (OZ214), albeit not entirely a positive one. In the response, they spayed foam as they normally would. One of the engines drove into a section of foam covered ground, which concealed one of two 16 year old Chinese girls thrown free of th...

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by atcsundevil
Mon May 15, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here we go again -- B6's turn in the barrel
Replies: 39
Views: 6588

Re: Here we go again -- B6's turn in the barrel

Point: Who would ever want to eat a cake which has been stored on the floor of a commercial aircraft, even if sealed in a container? Counterpoint: Fair point. Bingo. Not only that, but who would go through the hassle of trying to travel with a cake in the first place? They would have been better of...

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by atcsundevil
Sun May 14, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft accidents investigated with the help of plane spotters
Replies: 17
Views: 3299

Re: Aircraft accidents investigated with the help of plane spotters

I know there have been a number of incidents and accidents filmed by spotters (a quick search on YouTube will yield many of them). In some cases, I'm sure it helped provide some visual evidence to investigators, but far more often than not, it likely wouldn't tell them anything they either didn't al...

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 12, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change
Replies: 89
Views: 9628

Re: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change

Please keep the thread on topic. If users want to discuss site related issues, there is a separate forum for you to do so. Furthermore, no one is forcing users to read and comment on threads like this, so please only post if you wish to contribute to the discussion. I agree that we're all tired of s...

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 12, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG: plans new bridge to satellite concourse over apron
Replies: 31
Views: 6379

Re: HKG: plans new bridge to satellite concourse over apron

This seems like far more of an imaged-based decision rather than a functional one. I would have to imagine a tunnel would cause fewer operational disruptions during construction, and would cost significantly less given the scale and scope of the bridge. I'm sure it'll look great, but from a function...

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 12, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 9801

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

This thread is about the feasibility of a four engine variant of the A350, not a comparison of other unrelated four engine aircraft. The economics of quad engine aircraft versus twin engine in general is relevant, but not 747 vs 777 for example. Neither of those involve the A350, which is the subjec...

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by atcsundevil
Thu May 11, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 9801

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

Last I knew Passenger aircraft (Airlines) can only operate to 39,500 feet anything above 40,000 is reserved for Military operations. So you could have a higher service ceiling and not able to use it due to the airspace rules. I may be a bit out of date on that . This is never been the case, as far ...

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by atcsundevil
Thu May 11, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX fan issue...
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Re: 737 MAX fan issue...

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by atcsundevil
Tue May 09, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piper (G-FCSL) flying in circles around DUB
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Piper (G-FCSL) flying in circles around DUB

Sounds like it could be a flight check aircraft, but that's just a guess. Sometimes they'll run their tests on the equipment (like the ILS) at night to minimize impact on airport ops.

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by atcsundevil
Sun May 07, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 8480

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

Political comments do not belong in this thread/forum; they are only permitted in the Non Aviation Forum. Please keep your comments on topic and politics-free, or the thread will have to be locked.

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by atcsundevil
Sat May 06, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do all cargo containers have an AKE tag on them?
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

Re: Why do all cargo containers have an AKE tag on them?

Those letters are identifying the container type A means certified aircraft container K is related to the dimensions of the base E means no forklift holes There are five numbers identifying the container The last two letters are the Airline code who owns the container :checkmark: Hence why the grou...

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by atcsundevil
Sat May 06, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 696
Views: 99195

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

About when will UA have 50% of their entire twin aisle, international fleet with AAA, and all-new Y? Including new 787's and A350's? Would 10/2018 be a good guess? I'm guessing it's going to take a lot longer than that given the Zodiac delays. By Oct 2018, the widebody fleet should look something l...

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by atcsundevil
Sat May 06, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11842

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

You find one person who is thin and has diabetes, hardly a testimony for being thin is the same as being obese. Over the years I have seen many more obese people who have a laundry list of ailments as opposed to those of normal size. The medical facts show obesity related illnesses kill as many peo...

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by atcsundevil
Sat May 06, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 still flying?
Replies: 76
Views: 11454

Re: DL 744 still flying?

This thread has been dragged completely off-topic, and will be locked.

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by atcsundevil
Thu May 04, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UAL 757 winglets
Replies: 9
Views: 2015

Re: UAL 757 winglets

To my knowledge, they're only currently being fitted to the sCO fleet. The decision to keep the sUA 752s beyond next year was just made a few days ago, so it's likely they'll receive them as well.

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by atcsundevil
Thu May 04, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal
Replies: 52
Views: 13040

Re: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal

The thread is about an ANA passenger being served a banana in lieu of a gluten free breakfast. Discussion on whether or not food is allowed through the TSA checkpoint in Boston is unrelated to this topic in just about every way, so let's please try to keep things on topic.

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by atcsundevil
Wed May 03, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong police accused of jamming ATC radio.
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: Hong Kong police accused of jamming ATC radio.

Interference on a liveatc feed means there is something near the receiver not that airplanes or the tower hear the same thing. I read the article and could not find any reports of pilots or controllers had problems. Just a comment on a website is not enough evidence that this actually happened. Fro...

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by atcsundevil
Wed May 03, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New TSA rule about taking paper products and food out of bags for screening?
Replies: 13
Views: 2298

Re: New TSA rule about taking paper products and food out of bags for screening?

That seems hard to believe they would test a pilot program at an airport with contracted screeners. Every other pilot program that I'm aware of has been at an airport with actual TSA screeners. Not to mention I don't really understand the purpose behind such a program. Something doesn't add up here.

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