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by richierich
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 - WSJ
Replies: 23
Views: 2174

Re: The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 - WSJ

So best run airline based on a bunch of metrics that DL happened to do favorably in? I'm not saying the on-time percentage isn't impressive for such a large airline, but that is hardly the only consideration when determining the "best". For example, how does DL's on-time percentage help o...

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by richierich
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 - WSJ
Replies: 23
Views: 2174

Re: The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 - WSJ

The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 Delta shines in a ranking of measures including delays, mishandled baggage and complaints, while American lags behind its largest competitors, its basically a measure of how airlines perform operationally. 7 categories, 1 overall winner. 1st category, On Tim...

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by richierich
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage
Replies: 26
Views: 13355

Re: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage

from the pictures? It looks like Foreign Object damage. but whatever it was? it ate that engine UP!! That's an overhaul for sure!! http://newsinflight.com/2019/01/01/engine-failed-in-flight-on-korean-air-airbus-a220/ gives us: https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-newsinflight-com/2019/01/6168b3...

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by richierich
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines to ditch zone boarding in 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3543

Re: Delta Air Lines to ditch zone boarding in 2019

Out with the old boss, in with the new boss...this is still zonal boarding, albeit with some tweaks, adjustments and additional layers. Eight groups is a lot but I'm guessing there are airlines with more than that - soon they'll be boarding everybody by name! I can't wait to be in Main Cabin 3 on my...

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by richierich
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver (3M) to start DAB-FLL in January
Replies: 61
Views: 5309

Re: Silver (3M) to start DAB-FLL in January

Also, SIlver is axing JAX so it might draw from people as far north as St. Augustine trying to get to South Florida. Looking quickly today, there are 5 daily JAX-MIA flights (AA) and 6 daily JAX-FLL flights (B6 and WN). The one daily DAB flight will have to compete with that when it comes to those ...

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by richierich
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 7663

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

Fun fact, HP/US thought about doing PHX-PPT in the 2000s when they launched Hawaii. Fun fact? Maybe if they actually flew the route or made a public announcement they were going to fly the route, but lots of airlines "think" about flying lots of routes. It hardly fits the criteria of bein...

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by richierich
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 8043

Re: Delta to get rid of single use plastics

Nice move by DL, hopefully we'll see all other major airlines follow suit soon. I wish they would remove the plastic straws, stirrers and disposal non-renewal cups from my office, but to be honest, washing out a coffee cup after every use is a waste of water. Can't win.

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by richierich
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13463

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

jumbojet wrote:
hardly a meaningful comparison, especially when each of the big US3 have been around since the 1920's. Talk to me in another 75 years and we'll see where JetBlue is at.


No airlines (as we know them) will be around in 75 years.

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by richierich
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13463

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

Relax everybody, the B6 sky isn't falling. Costs are high, profits are down, but there is a long way to go before JetBlue is any sort of trouble. Are they a possible acquisition or merger target? Who knows, this industry is full of consolidations and growth through retraction....if there is a merger...

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by richierich
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 47
Views: 8827

Re: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5

Friday 10/12 - is this plane already in New York? That's disappointing, I was hoping to see it on the highway. They must have moved quicker than they expected to.

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by richierich
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 47
Views: 8827

Re: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5

Does anybody know of a way to track this aircraft's progress down I-95 from Maine to New York? I would like to try and see it as it rolls slowly past!
For some reason, I can't pull it up on FlightRadar24...

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by richierich
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 19659

Re: LH closing SJC

How is BA doing at SJC? Surely the B789 is a better aircraft for serving a market the size of San Jose, but I've not heard the same enthusiasm about this (long) flight to LHR as from, say, AUS...

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by richierich
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)
Replies: 23
Views: 3997

Re: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)

UpNAWAy wrote:
At least a detached Engine was not spooling up on a beach.


Both LOST and Manifest are equally implausible...but then again, there is MH17. It seems that the loss of that aircraft was the basis for this fantasy. Maybe that plane will just show up and land in Beijing soon.

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by richierich
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4895

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

B752OS wrote:
At what point do airlines run out of places where they can charge passengers more money?


When people stop flying.

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by richierich
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream out of Teterboro blows tires on take off
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: Jet carrying Post Malone, circling Steward International preparing emergency landing (blown tires on TO)

He was circling over lower Fairfield and New Haven Counties in Connecticut for a while, at least an hour or two to burn off some fuel.

Original report was for him to go to Westover in Massachusetts, I guess they decided on SWF instead.

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by richierich
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 14183

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

anything is possible. All a union will do for Delta is pit employee against employer. bad for the company and bad for the frequent fliers. This cannot be...for once, I actually completely agree with jumbojet! While union representation would hardly mean the end of DL, I agree that the company's bar...

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by richierich
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9087

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

Wow, this thread slid off the rails pretty quickly, didn't it? So to summarize the posts so far: MAN is a great big city with limited cultural and tourist appeal, at least compared to London, Edinburgh and apparently Inverness, which only sees American tourists because of an imaginary freshwater sea...

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by richierich
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9087

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

[quote="SCQ83] You are in an aviation forum where people will go to Tajikistan to fly some Soviet aircraft. Which is not what 99.9% of population do or is interested in.[/quote] Totally understand, and I agree with you. I have done some pretty out of the way (and expensive) things to get a flig...

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by richierich
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9087

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

Edinburgh is a global tourism destination. Nobody in their right mind will go to Manchester on holidays. End of story. I’m American and I went to Manchester for a holiday; albeit it was just a weekend trip and I was living in Madrid at the time. I went to Old Trafford, the Football Museum, did a wa...

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by richierich
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9087

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

Edinburgh is a global tourism destination. Nobody in their right mind will go to Manchester on holidays. End of story. Except that I have done it, more than once. So clearly I am not in my right mind! (One time I arrived and took the train from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh via Preston and Glasgo...

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by richierich
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS
Replies: 18
Views: 6009

Re: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS

A possible stowaway from a previous flight? Was his body missed during the walkaround (did the pilots of this plane even perform one?)

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by richierich
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 49925

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

embraer 190 according to mr chui I think we are well beyond identifying the aircraft type involved in the crash, wiggy. We're in full-on speculation mode now. Unlike some accidents, we have video to help make our armchair assessments on this one. Sure looks to me like weather was a factor but there...

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by richierich
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 12922

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

Twenty years ago, I would have said he probably had intentions to land this at Meigs Field...

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by richierich
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 12922

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

To be fair, it'll be the best "what I did over summer vacation" essay ever turned in at the kid's school. I don't know...doing time isn't usually the kind of story that kids like to hear. http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=54503384&itype=cmsid Reminds me of this disturbing event...

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by richierich
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees
Replies: 129
Views: 19557

Re: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees

First of all, my condolences to those who lost their jobs at B6...even with a decent severance package, a layoff can be emotionally difficult, if not devastating, and I would not wish that on anybody at any airline or any company. There are posters on here who make some ridiculous assertions. A disa...

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by richierich
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?
Replies: 24
Views: 2924

Re: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?

Today is the anniversary of TW800...I thought this was one of the obligatory threads about that.
My only flights on this great airline came when I was very little, back in the late 1970s/early 1980s.

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by richierich
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 9243

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

What is the status of Maho Beach these days anyway? I know several major hotels on the island are completely rebuilding after last year's devastating hurricane, including the Sonesta Maho which is basically gutted down to the steel framework. Crazy.

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by richierich
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 10441

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Maybe he didn't jump the fence...given what he was wearing, are the authorities sure he didn't step right off an NK flight?

Very odd story indeed. I hope this man gets the help that he clearly needs.

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by richierich
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 2418

What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?

I know, this is a rather disgusting question but I'm asking it anyway...what is the proper procedure for cleaning vomit from a seat or carpet while in-flight? I recently flew on Alaska Airlines PDX-BOS and somebody threw-up on the carpet in the aisle not far from my seat. There seemed to be some con...

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by richierich
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 21317

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

Update: a congressman stepped in and got the $500 fine waived plus her GE status reinstated https://m.chron.com/chris-mcginnis/article/Delta-passenger-500-apple-12977735.php Thank goodness common sense prevailed in this case...although it shouldn't taken an act of Congress, or at least a Congressma...

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by richierich
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 206
Views: 41364

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

To all the posters that reported this as "soot damage" or "minor" burns, please think before you post. This fire, unfortunately, was clearly not minor and will clearly not "buff right out". While I am not an expert on aircraft repairs, I think we all know that anything ...

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by richierich
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12552

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

the first one that popped into my mind was the AQ 737 that had part of the top of the fuselage tear away in flight. It was eventually repaired and returned to service. I recall seeing it in HNL and the paint on the new section was a lighter shade than rest of the fuselage You're kidding me, right? ...

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by richierich
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7294

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Great YouTube of the incident both inside and out to refresh memories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN3Fd0x0FoQ That passenger has clearly just never landed at SXM before. She said "it's like we're landing on the beach", and then "oh look, everyone's watching!" It seems like ...

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by richierich
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12552

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

This is the most bizarre thread I have read in some time...honestly, where does the limit of superstition end? Aircraft are assets, nothing more nothing less. People on here may profess their love of aircraft for one reason or another, but to airlines they are assets that need to fly to bring in rev...

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by richierich
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Long Beach Inaugural June 1, 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 5264

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Long Beach Inaugural June 1, 2018

Carfield, firstly you are truly the King of Inaugural flights. Another very detailed report from you. Thanks! I agree - and I've been lucky enough to share at least a couple of inaugurals with Carfield (although he might not have known it!) Great photos and descriptions of a wonderful flight to Haw...

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by richierich
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11704

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

This is the Dumbest thread I've ever Seen! You bought the Cheapest Ticket you could find and you want somebody to treat your Bag like it's GOLD. If you didn't want your Bag Gate checked? Then you should have booked Sooner of carried LESS Crap so you could boars in group 3. What a stupid response. T...

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by richierich
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 33764

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

Good lord some of you people are crazy. UA is not buying B6 just to get back into JFK, nor would regulators allow it. I'd expect them to cobble a schedule together by purchasing slots from a number of airlines. AA would probably be willing to move some, as would others at the right price. :checkmar...

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by richierich
Thu May 31, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4295

Re: Surprisingly, Airlines in North America fare well on customer satisfaction

How can Alaska fare so high when on a flight from AUS to SFO, all you get is a cup of soda? No snacks. Are you talking about food that is free of charge in economy, or at all? Alaska has a pretty competitive buy onboard menu for flights that length. No U.S. airline offers complimentary economy meal...

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by richierich
Wed May 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11859

Re: New NYC airport

The only option is to divert traffic to the reliever airports in the NYC area with the current infrastructure they have. ISP has room, SWF has room. I think ISP is even trying to lengthen their runways, but there's plenty of room for more flights there. It's getting the airlines to move them over. ...

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by richierich
Sat May 26, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare
Replies: 38
Views: 5305

Re: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare

I remember it well. I had flown into ORD that morning, and was in an east facing hotel room on the Kennedy Expressway when I saw a stream of fire trucks heading west. I thought that a plane must have crashed so I went to a west facing window and saw that awful plume of black smoke. I have had an ir...

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by richierich
Tue May 22, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9777

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

There should be a feature on this website where you can post a topic without tag-on discussion. Look at the comments! What a waste of time!! To be fair, the positive comments outnumbered the negatively comments by approx. two to one. That's pretty good for a.net! I try to call it as I see it. DL di...

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by richierich
Fri May 18, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 74416

Re: Plane down near HAV

Not a good story at all. My thoughts are with those who are directly affected by this tragedy. Crashes on takeoff - with a huge plume of smoke - usually does not end well. I was fortunate enough to pass through HAV in late 2016 and I found the people of Cuba to be friendly and welcoming. Only politi...

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by richierich
Thu May 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7759

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

Is it me, or do the new South Terminal plans vaguely resemble JFK T5?

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by richierich
Mon May 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Is this my final flight on a British Airways 767? Club Europe from London to Stockholm
Replies: 5
Views: 4612

Re: Is this my final flight on a British Airways 767? Club Europe from London to Stockholm

British Airways introduced the B767 in service about 1992 or 1993...I remember flying JFK-MAN on an L-1011 in 1990 followed by a B763 on my next trip two years or so later. Both flights were good, the BA service was very good by my young eyes back then, even though both flights were from a time befo...

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by richierich
Mon May 14, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23883

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

I'm assuming it's a no-brainer that both planes will fly again (unless there is some other damage that we don't know about) - but what would be the typical amount of time to source a replacement tailfin and then install it? I'm guessing the A321 will be out of service for a couple of months...

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by richierich
Thu May 10, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 74682

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

But these days you are accepting the Inmarsat data to be valid: right? To answer you, no, I still don't accept the data to be valid. It more than likely is valid, but I'm not 100% convinced yet. All of the lies, cover ups and obfuscation from the beginning from those handling this are reasons why I...

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by richierich
Wed May 09, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7443

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

I've seen kids get off the school bus AT school faster than this so-called emergency evacuation. I'll chalk that up to the simple fact there was no apparent fire and no visible flames, I think it would have been different had that been the case. Clearly not a great evacuation though. I won't knock D...

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by richierich
Mon May 07, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground vehicle/plane collide at BWI
Replies: 26
Views: 4336

Re: Ground vehicle/plane collide at BWI

readytotaxi wrote:
The driver said he didn't see it, the airline said it was in plane sight. :rotfl:


Groan....but funny.
I have two words to describe this accident: drug test.

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by richierich
Mon May 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 TPA-SJU diverted to FLL due to cracked windshield
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: B6 TPA-SJU diverted to FLL due to cracked windshield

A month ago, this wouldn't have made but the local news in TPA or San Juan. Glad it all worked out well, it sounds like it was fairly routine. Even though it was 'routine', why would something like this happen? If it didn't hit a bird on climb-out (I assume the news article would have mentioned that...

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