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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: 44
Views: 7038

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: 44
Views: 7038

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: 116
Views: 17386

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: 3571

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: 4530

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: 735

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: 13349

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: 8729

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: 8729

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: 8729

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: 8729

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: 5924

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: 48409

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: 12651

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: 12651

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: 19282

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: 2786

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: 9084

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: 10282

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: 2287

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: 21037

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: 40743

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: 12334

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: 7214

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: 12334

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: 5042

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: 11505

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: 33245

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: 4201

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: 11739

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: 5212

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: 9695

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: 73786

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: 7576

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: 4338

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: 23610

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: 74026

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: 7317

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: 4299

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: 873

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: 9589

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: 18329

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: 21037

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: 35777

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: 21037

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: 21037

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: 21037

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: 10968

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: 35777

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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