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by BlatantEcho
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

^^^. Shoot.

I hope it's just temporary draw down for winter / during the horizon mess.

I have used all the Midwest flights and it helps keep me loyal to AS.
I have to suspect MCI/STL will return for summer. Right??

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Did PDX-FRA last night with the 11:20pm departure. Flight was painless, went by fast and the 170degree seats weren't as bad as I had heard. Slept for over 5 hours. -- Frankfurt is quite far behind Amsterdam for connections though. Long passport lines, walked a long ways. Remote stands. Not nearly as...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 48968

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

It was the worst storm in the world. But it weakened after landfall at Cuba (contrary to original prediction of over Bahama) and did not restrengthen as much as expected after leaving Cuba, thus when it hit FL it is a Cat 3 instead of Cat 5. Also, it hit the Keys instead of Floridan southeastern co...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 6968

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

For Jeffery1970:

Right, and most everyone with any sense disagrees with the silly premise of your entire idea.

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 6968

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

Modern society LOVES to tell other people what to do. It's one of the highest forms of idiocy on display each day. If you guys want to run charity airline flights for people, start an airline! Donate your life savings to subsidize ticket prices or something! Donate all your airmiles to charity today...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 6968

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

That is the RIGHT thing to do and to argue otherwise is outrageous. It might be outrageous to YOU, but it's very logical and reasonable to a lot of citizens actually. Where is the line in your mind? - Hurricane, ok: how about break even pricing (whatever the heck that means) - car crash: ok, let's ...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 6968

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

Why not raise prices and let the market decide if it wants to fly or drive?

What does a natural disaster have to do with airplane prices? The premise here is very confusing.

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 2054

Re: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX

2018 is the first full year that Alaska loyalists (like myself) can't use delta to Europe. I make 3-4 trips a year, and I honestly haven't decided what I'm going to do after this year I've done idelandair and condor (well, will next week) and will have to compare that to switching allegiances to del...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

^^^
I saw the PDX-HKG non-stop on flight aware yesterday, made me so happy to see that.


Also, Icelandair must be stretched so thin with their 757s, especially when each one RONs for like 20 hours at an outstation.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forest fires and YVR, PDX & SEA
Replies: 15
Views: 2349

Re: Forest fires and YVR, PDX & SEA

My work is about 5 miles west of PDX, on the river. Ash is falling lightly and over night covered a lot of our warehouse equipment that is kept outside.
Made a helluva mess so far.

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Portland is a way better city than Seattle though

:D

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Alaska is on recording saying, in general, SEA traffic is double PDX for them on any route.

Population does not have to be 2x for double the demand or corresponding level of service.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

With the talk of connecting airports (YVR) in particular, I looked at my 2017 flight stats: - This year, I'll end up around 130,000 flight miles. 4 continents, 14 countries, and not a single connection in Seattle. LOVE IT! That's how you know PDX is growing up. (I do use YVR/SFO/LAX as needed for As...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Eclipse 2017: Portland International Airport expects crowds, but not record-breaking ones http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2017/08/eclipse_2017_portland_internat.html What's interesting: " The commercial airlines that serve PDX didn't add flights to serve eclipse travel ," sa...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

^^^
Booked one of my staff on LHR-PDX, looked pretty full up.

Just wish it ran daily, we had to send him PDX-FRA-LHR on the outbound.

Bring on PDX-CDG, way better to get to Africa (AMS is almost useless for that).

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any UA's future Korea route?
Replies: 31
Views: 4637

Re: Any UA's future Korea route?

I just booked (HGH)- ICN-SFO on Air China/Asiana/United The timings were fine and it worked easily and booked seamlessly (aside from having to call to select my seat with both carriers) On the way over I'm flying Air China just for the 748i flight. So, just one data point, but I don't see the issue ...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5243

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

Lol, thanks Bob. I really care what you think a lot. If you think I'm wasting my time making stories up on a.net, be my guest. What would my motivation be again, would you remind me? -- I only posted here as a warning to fellow spotters. I'm not trying to take on the Hennepin county police. I moved ...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5243

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

Mspxm, you know the exact area where I was arrested. I was as shocked as you of course. Why I wouldn't pursue legal action, I talked to come civil rights attorneys and they said, while I had a case, they wouldn't take it as there was a small chance to win in Hennepin county with the judges and polic...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5243

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

^^^ I have two lawyers I keep on retainer for work/business. He was some local Minnesota schmuck to make appearances instead of me flying out my GC to appear. But thanks for your opinion. No, no one was able to tell me why I was arrested. Is that clear enough for you? When I was cuffed and put in th...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 9760

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

It's 2017, how the heck is 15 years old a 'child'???

Why is this news and why is anyone commenting?
Move along people, this is not news.

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Test/Publicity Flight (BOE4/787-8) Over US Now.
Replies: 40
Views: 5032

Re: N7874 drawing the shape of a 787 in the sky

Currently at 43,000 ft heading back to Seattle.

Will be aloft for around 17 hours or so.
Awesome!

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat size regulations in the US
Replies: 176
Views: 12120

Re: Seat size regulations in the US

This is a great thread. Haven't seen so much whining in a long time on a.net, congrats all! Price or comfort, pick one. (Just like every product in America) "My Honda Civic doesn't have as much legroom as the Mercedes S550. Regulate Honda give me more for free!!!" Sound like a bunch of whi...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 8756

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

Have you tried to get from PVG to hangzhou ??
I did this year. Will again in a few months.
It's a huge pain.

Probably 4 hours when you factor in stops and everything.

If you are going out to fuyang or anything, it's like half a day at least. No thanks.

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fed-Ex MD-11 Rocket-Like Take Off Tonight....
Replies: 26
Views: 7313

Re: Fed-Ex MD-11 Rocket-Like Take Off Tonight....

I still think this is the best example video for this topic:


777-300ER, empty after painting, doing a full power takeoff for a 30 minute flight.

https://youtu.be/etxjNeEAzhk?t=39

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 8756

Re: United Drops Hangzhou

Damn, I was going to book that for the fall. Getting directly to HGH is a lot easier than doing the PVG shuffle (maglev, subway, train).

Maybe I can get the flight in before it ends, but, that's sad.
That said, R/T prices were often in the $500 range, so, I guess I'm not shocked entirely.

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5243

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

My lawyer got a CWOP for me, so I paid a fine and over the course of a year was able to expunge this from my record. I was arrested for reasons that were never made clear to the arresting officer. I was told I was being suspicious (even though that's obviously not a crime), and I was in a public par...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5243

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

MSP airport. Standing on lawn at Fort Snelling State Park. (With families and delta pilot waiting for his wife). I had a Nikon D3300, that's it. -- I was cuffed and booked at the msp airport police station. Ultimately released into the terminal (I had a flight a few hours later). Took lawyers, bail ...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5243

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

For what it's worth, I've been arrested in the US taking pictures of planes (no drone). Public park, with other people around watching them too. US citizen, minding my own business. Cost me ~$10,000 to defend myself. -- Just for what it's worth, this stuff happens around the world to law abiding cit...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

^^^^ ASIA: PDX-NRT should switch to PDX-ICN, and I wouldn't be surprised if it happens as soon as 2018. The Narita hub is dead for Delta, and their JV with Korean will route connections here. This will actually be a big win for PDX (and might have me finally consider dropping AS MVPGold to go with D...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO
Replies: 75
Views: 12829

Re: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO

enilria wrote:
FAQ
F9 DEN-PDX OCT 3>1.5 NOV 0.1>0.0


For the love of god, if Alaska doesn't start this route ASAP, I'm going to vomit.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Botched Takeoff - Video
Replies: 14
Views: 2970

Re: Royal Air Maroc Botched Takeoff - Video

Can we delete this thread?

Discussed numerous times.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?
Replies: 35
Views: 4204

Re: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?

^^^ It's not a non-sequitur in the context of your remarks. I think most people here are rolling their eyes at your need to denigrate a city for no good reason. We aren't talking about double daily service to Taipai here. We're talking about connecting a popular region of Florida with the hub of a w...

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?
Replies: 35
Views: 4204

Re: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?

Remember, it's not just pdx-mia/fll Think of the people in Yakima, Spokane, Boise, Bellingham, Eugene, Medford. The loyal AS people (or at least who check AS first) PDX can relieve Seattle flights for those routes, and Alaska needs that as they fight delta in Seattle with a smaller fleet. So, it's n...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?
Replies: 35
Views: 4204

Re: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?

Agree, think MIA-pdx much more plausible, especially for additional South American connections not offered via DFW

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Icelandair Route
Replies: 25
Views: 5431

Re: Longest Icelandair Route

Interesting, didn't know that about KEF-PDX.

Done that flight a couple times now, goes by quickly and painlessly (the connection madness at KEF is not as sublime...)

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Icelandair starts 5 days a week (13456) today PDX-KEF. Add Saturday in a few weeks. I took this flight again last month, not full, but seems damn popular. Not sure I want to deal with KEF if it expands much more, just a total mess in that airport. That said, flights are fairly cheap, and it's an ea...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri May 26, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Pdx-mex should do well since Aeromexico partners with Alaska.
Not sure Alaska will be thrilled to route customers that way, but it's the only way I'll take the flight.

Think some of us will explore using pdx-mex-xxx for Central America and or South America as well compared to American.

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by BlatantEcho
Wed May 24, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

I bought business class r/t on Condor.. the price is SOO reasonable... (not a stellar product, but wanted those Alaska EQMs!!). Schedule sucks, and agree with all the schedule and seasonality issues mentioned. I take what I can get, and I'm sticking with Alaska Mileage Plan. International EQMs are w...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed May 24, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Currently driving around the Baltics after doing PDX-KEF-HEL. Not a bad way to go compared to PDX-AMS-XXX. I was terrified that losing Delta option (I'm loyal to AS still) would hurt, but it is possible to get around. Using Condor PDX-FRA-XXX in September, and that was tough to plan around with 3x w...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed May 10, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 15226

Re: WHAT MAKES SEA BETTER THAN NRT FOR DELTA

The only reason AA and UA have a lot of traffic flow over NRT is because they both have JV partners there (JL and NH, respectively). With UA closing NRT-ICN in the near future, there will be no more beyond-NRT flights on either AA's or UA's own metal. Reasons why NRT is no longer an optimal Asia hu...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat May 06, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 38098

Re: Emirates to cut JFK-DXB from 3X to 2X daily

clrd4t8koff wrote:
Interesting that EK has an A380 that lands at 8:45pm into JFK and doesn't return to DXB until 4:30pm the next day. Seems like a poor use of aircraft.



Uh, yeah, that's not how airline operations work.
The same physical plane doesn't fly some specific flight numbers, obviously.

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by BlatantEcho
Fri May 05, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Insane Airline Prices
Replies: 18
Views: 2875

Re: Insane Airline Prices

I fail to see the issue. You got a free trip to the U.K. Isn't that better than what you expected?? Finally, this comes up a lot: just because YOU don't want to pay X for something, doesn't mean others share the same hesitance. If you've got to be somewhere, you've got to be there. So you pay whatev...

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?
Replies: 23
Views: 3083

Re: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?

I tried it last month (Alaska started pdx-ewr, so gave it a go).....

It was he worst airport to city experience I've had in North America.

Never ever using EWR for any reason to manhattan.
Dreadful as everyone else clearly understands.

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13466

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Definitely smart to get rid of pork like this. Aside from medivac + firefighting, how is 'air service' really essential to any community that has a highway within 5 hours drive? Barrow alaska or something.... I can see that, as there are no highways. But Alaska serves that 3x daily. I can't imagine ...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Misdemeanors affecting pilot career
Replies: 24
Views: 2345

Re: Misdemeanors affecting pilot career

First, you might consider furthering your education so you get better at the grammar..... Second, if you got a CWOP or similar, many states let you expunge that, on your own, with zero cost after a year. You can google around for the laws of whatever state it occurred in. Minnessota provides templat...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about some UA routes at SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 4135

Re: Questions about some UA routes at SFO

I'm going to hangzhou on business next month, but I'm flying to shanghai and then taking train down. I don't fly united, but was tempted to fly the sfo-hgh flight, but I don't think it's daily or operated on the days I needed to travel. Pvg-hgh via subway/train/taxi is not going to be as easy as I e...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 632
Views: 107472

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

I, along with most people engaged in business, will always pay a premium for a non-stop. The airlines know this, which is why they offer them (and charge more for them). If you've got to fly the distance of syd-JFK, why stop 3/4 of the way there and make your journey that much longer (not to mention...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 555
Views: 60718

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

I'm sure I'll get jumped on for this "theory" but I'm jumping in anyway...I've noticed since around mid-summer time 2016 a fair number of Alaska billboards popping up around town toting the Alaska/British Airways partnership and how one can earn Alaska miles flying to London on BA. Prior ...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13
Replies: 287
Views: 30024

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 13

I'm curious about market share to both Europe and Asia from Pdx. I imagine there are many Asia connections via SFO, especially China, and even Europe via ORD and AMS. Alaskas code sharing with BA probably sucks up a large amount of the traffic to LHR from OR/WA as well. A few years ago I heard 1000...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways starts services on Bengaluru – Colombo route
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Jet Airways starts services on Bengaluru – Colombo route

Cool, will be flying this exact route next month. Can't wait!

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