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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: 2599

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: 8938

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: 10102

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: 2120

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: 20843

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: 194
Views: 35186

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: 12124

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: 7145

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: 12124

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: 4853

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: 11326

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: 184
Views: 23142

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: 4134

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: 11603

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: 5143

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: 9630

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: 73210

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: 7509

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: 3
Views: 3263

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: 23411

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: 416
Views: 72669

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: 7250

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: 4274

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: 863

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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by richierich
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways' Lackluster London City JFK BA 1 April 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 9350

Re: British Airways' Lackluster London City JFK BA 1 April 2018

Great TR, it's a shame this flight is on death watch. Such a unique city pair (+SNN).
That footrest is looking very tired and worn...

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by richierich
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 18238

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today

evank516 wrote:
Wow, I really didn't see this one coming. ONT is the only one that doesn't surprise me. I think this makes only one destination that B6 has pulled out of and hasn't restarted yet (CMH).


TUS

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by richierich
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20843

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

As of a few weeks ago, the Global Entry kiosks allow you to answer "No to all questions below." Frequent travelers certainly appreciate that, but maybe that option needs to be removed to force an answer for each question? Nah, people will just skip down and answer to no to each question w...

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by richierich
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 35197

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

There are no plans for B6 to pick up anything larger than the 321 at this point. Perhaps if TATL pans out, the company will start thinking about widebody aircraft, but JetBlue is a conservative airline, and they're not going to introduce TATL service and a widebody aircraft at the same time, especi...

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by richierich
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20843

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

If the lady forgot, was reminded and acknowledged her error, she should not be fined $500. The officer should use discretion there. What if she lied, was caught and threw it in the face officer, saying there's nothing you can do to me anyhow? I mean, she DID go out to the media and say this penalty...

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by richierich
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20843

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

This is the most ridiculous thread ever. Rules are rules, we all get it. Whether or not this passenger created a scene or not, who knows...that is always the standby argument for some people on this site even when the passenger is calm and collected, and it does nothing to change the point of the si...

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by richierich
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20843

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

Why the hell does DL offer a piece of wrapped fruit on a flight to the US if that is illegal? It makes no sense why anybody would think that is a good idea. Obviously if this person brought this fruit on-board with her, that's one thing - we wouldn't be hearing about it - but it was given to her on ...

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by richierich
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380
Replies: 50
Views: 10881

Re: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380

How’d they know the wheel came off? The only indication was the ANTISKID-INOP posting on the EICAS. GF My guess would be by someone seeing the big wheel bouncing happily down the runway.... Please tell me someone made a "you picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel" joke a la NASCAR. I...

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by richierich
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 35197

Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

Where is JetBlue going to get the slots from at JFK? I would guess that they will have to give up a bunch of domestic flights to make room for international flying at JFK? At the onset, will they go 1x daily or 2x daily? With MINT on TATL flights, no doubt people paying for MINT will demand a decen...

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by richierich
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft
Replies: 32
Views: 4076

Re: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft

The article suggests embarrassment in using another aircraft, and in the DPRK that is perhaps the case, but in Europe it's quite normal for various heads of state to lease in business jets, or even take scheduled flights. Embarrassment to whom? He's already an embarrassment to everyone outside NK, ...

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by richierich
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IFE censorship of hit movies on Emirates
Replies: 18
Views: 2160

Re: IFE censorship of hit movies on Emirates

Just flew B6 and watched "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri" and every curse word from F the word to "jesus christ" was censored. So I'm pretty sure all airlines does it let alone EK. Really? I remember watching Reese Witherspoon's movie "Wild" on B6 a few years...

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by richierich
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?
Replies: 16
Views: 2843

Re: What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?

I've always thought it was for Ned's Kids. NK Thanks for the information everybody. To me, it sounds like "Ned's Kids" would have been applied to the code NK and not the other way around. It really makes no sense to make the IATA code of your little airline based on a term of endearment l...

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by richierich
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?
Replies: 16
Views: 2843

What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?

Spirit has always been NK, but where did that come from? Was it randomly assigned and they stuck with it? Or did it mean anything?
Yes, I Googled this and searched the a.net archives for a similar topic, but I was unsuccessful.

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by richierich
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goodbye to Meridiana and their MD-80s, Olbia to Gatwick, October 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 5525

Re: Goodbye to Meridiana and their MD-80s, Olbia to Gatwick, October 2017

Great TR! Thanks for sharing! Take them while you can get them! I just flew on a DL MD88 two days ago...still plenty of Mad Dogs flying out of Delta's ATL and DTW hubs. My flight was ATL-PVD, about 900nm or two hours wheels-up to wheels-down. Based on the photos, I would say DL's aircraft (mine was ...

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by richierich
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 8333

Re: Will DL order the A321LR?

I seriously doubt Delta would ever want 100 A321LRs. Airbus charges a higher price for the A321LR which will lead Delta to order only as many as they need. The additional fuel tanks are also not easily removable amd add weight while reducing cargo volume. Delta would not want to be carrying them ar...

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by richierich
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US set to request five years of social media history for all visa applicants
Replies: 86
Views: 5363

Re: US set to request five years of social media history for all visa applicants

There is just so much personal stuff in someone’s life up on social media that is nobody’s business. Then dont put it on social media. This. :checkmark: So many idiots put everything on social media then wonder why they have zero privacy. :banghead: While your advice is sage, it doesn't take away f...

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by richierich
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 38
Views: 8406

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

"But but theyre going to fly their 321NEOs to Europe..." B6 is a codeshare kind of domestic near international airline... I'm not sure what you are implying. Are you saying that B6 will NOT be flying A321s to Europe in the next few years? If that's what you are saying, I think you are sor...

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by richierich
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AU E190 hard landing @ AEP
Replies: 7
Views: 2682

Re: AU E190 hard landing @ AEP

There are some who would say that this landing is a great one, because not only did everybody walk away, they can use the airplane again (albeit after some minor repairs and checks...)

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by richierich
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 93
Views: 16699

Re: Dynamic exists BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

Wow...I wonder how long the show will last this time?

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by richierich
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8408

Re: DAL and its future with Georgia

Aesma wrote:
If it's a great state with low taxes, why the hell are they giving tax breaks ?


Do the ME3 know about these tax breaks? Isn't a tax break the distant cousin of a government subsidy? :stirthepot:

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by richierich
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time
Replies: 48
Views: 7890

Re: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time

Window in a CRJ 200 vs middle seat on a 737? No contest.... give me the CRJ all day long. . Ugh, a CRJ-200? I don't know about that...the windows are misaligned and give me neck cramps. So I inevitably spend most of the flight staring ahead of me - to which I'd probably just as well fly middle on a...

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by richierich
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected
Replies: 66
Views: 9473

Re: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected

Hopefully B6 will jump in now. It would be sad if they did not. If I was a betting man, I think they will order 195s I tend to think that Embraer is going to do EVERYTHING it can to keep B6 as a customer, so I agree with your bet. The C-series is an interesting plane and would fill the niche, but I...

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by richierich
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18122

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

The MAT is a historical landmark. It is cute. But in airport terms, let's face the reality: It is a dump. A historical landmark in New York City.... now try to hang on a wall a 5" in x 7" in sign or photo. Good luck with that, it will take months of approvals and concerned citizens saying...

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by richierich
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18
Replies: 45
Views: 6472

Re: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18

jfklganyc wrote:
3 British Airways 744s at gates
1 BA 744 at Hardstand.
1 BA 318 at gate.
1 BA (Openskies) 757 at gate
1 ANA 773 at gate
1 UIA 763 at gate
1 IB 340 at gate
1 Qantas 744 at gate
2 VX 320s at gates


It was better when there was a Concorde at Gate 1

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by richierich
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia changes to airport listings
Replies: 94
Views: 7090

Re: Wikipedia changes to airport listings

There are a lot of airports with regional traffic...just curious, how did they do this? One by one?
Count me in the group that doesn't approve of this.

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by richierich
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 16323

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

With JFK and BOS fairly close, BDL does not stand a chance. In the New Haven and Fairfield counties, JFK is the best for international flights on the east coast, more airlines, more flights, and more non-stop destinations. New London county is best serves by BOS and its many airlines and flights. T...

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