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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: 3955

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: 1912

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: 2642

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: 2642

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: 8
Views: 3720

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: 8073

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: 5159

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: 8320

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: 2604

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: 38
Views: 5762

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: 8018

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: 7813

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: 9093

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: 17759

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: 6361

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: 6933

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: 16122

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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by richierich
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body found on HNL runway
Replies: 31
Views: 12916

Re: Body found on HNL runway

HNL has flights that arrive from several places like MNL that would be likely candidates plus the domestic flying. It could have come from anywhere. If it came from a domestic Hawaii flight though I am not sure the body would have been frozen as those flights generally dont get very high or are ver...

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by richierich
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body found on HNL runway
Replies: 31
Views: 12916

Re: Body found on HNL runway

Interesting.. Although not completely uncommon, especially with people who stowaway in the wheel well of an aircraft, they freeze at altitude, and aren't dislodged until the airplane comes in for landing. If that were the case, would the body not have been dropped when the gear was extended on appr...

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by richierich
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue
Replies: 50
Views: 9906

Re: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue

Are the AA planes flown to the desert with the blue stripe or is the repainting done before the aircraft's last flight?

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by richierich
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11904

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

They stopped all arrivals and departures from 12-1230 ET today due to WS. Long taxi If you are flying Delta mainline today from JFK, the great news is that your flight will very likely be operating. If you are flying on a DL regional today, please know that your flight was likely sacrificed to make...

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by richierich
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14436

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Look kiddies - No one here is saying JetBlue isn't giving you nice movies & TV to watch, clean planes, an entire (free) can of Coke to enjoy on the trip, some decent (free) snacks that are a step above some of the other carriers, and a couple of extra smiles along the way. That's all nice and m...

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by richierich
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14436

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Just to be clear: The point of the post was not to say B6 was "no worse than anybody else." It was to help illustrate that, when you isolate the two airports mentioned frequently in this thread, JetBlue was largely on par with other carriers (not significantly better or worse than the oth...

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by richierich
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14436

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Yup, it is true. Heads should be rolling over there. Especially in light of the fact that they rolled out an on time program a year ago! It is also amazing that an airline that doesnt overbook should have so many denied boardings...but they do! JetBlue ranked at the bottom of the list of metrics fo...

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by richierich
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15465

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

dtw2hyd wrote:
flydude380 wrote:
....How would the general public like to be recorded? ...


Every airport has 100s if not 1000s of cameras.


That's not a true statement. I'm willing to bet small airports like HVN don't even have ten cameras. Even a midsize airport like, say, SAV, probably doesn't have "100s" of cameras.

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by richierich
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with rats
Replies: 48
Views: 13841

Re: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with r

I know I will be flamed for this but does EVERY Concorde have to be preserved in a museum somewhere? Don't we have enough examples preserved already? I can't directly answer your question, but I can say that when Concorde was retired, there were lots of venues that wanted one. All over the world, a...

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by richierich
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight
Replies: 7
Views: 3161

Re: Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight

Thanks for the trip report...just a couple of questions. Why did you bother flying to YVR, wouldn't SEA have made more sense given the extra cost of going through Canada? The Amtrak bus looks like it was a snoozer, so I doubt you picked Vancouver because of the bus ride! Second question regarding Se...

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by richierich
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 29638

Re: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

You have not heard a peep about AA, B6 nor DL having any difficulties, save for the water main break. Those carriers operate their own facilities and have their own employees to rely upon, what led most to the T-1 and T-4 melt down was lack of employees to process flights (baggage etc..). Which led...

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by richierich
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK .. Istanbul-Havana
Replies: 44
Views: 7019

Re: TK .. Istanbul-Havana

But answer as to why is because it's a popular and increasingly trendy vacation spot. Scheduled flights and charters from Europe have been operating to Cuba since the late 80's, Cuba has been a very popular destination for sunseekers throughout the world for decades, it's just Americans that have a...

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by richierich
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 12080

Re: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead

So far - and of course nothing is confirmed - it appears this plane hit the ground at a very high rate of descent based on the wreckage. Eyewitnesses also have said a wing appeared to dip sharply before it crashed, and indeed the whole plane may have been struggling to gain altitude. Doing what a.ne...

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by richierich
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 171
Views: 32510

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

I firmly believe that the remains of MH370 will be found one day, perhaps in the next year or two. Maybe 2018 is the year! It's just a question of how long the funding can go on for, and I realize that it is not open ended. As others have pointed out, we may never fully know what happened on board t...

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by richierich
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 12080

Re: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead

Internet emotions are more than meaningless, they are misdirected and trivializing of the most important part of human experience. But I understand that this is a cultural issue and not a personality flaw where normal emotions are suppressed by societal pressures How is saying that you will keep th...

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by richierich
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VRD Callsign to disappear Jan 11th
Replies: 18
Views: 4132

Re: VRD Callsign to disappear Jan 11th

It will be really sad when they fade out. The music safety video was pretty cool, but I love the cabin, it's so edgy and cool. Vibrant colors and stylish seats. Branson outdid himself! It just really sucks that over the past 10 years that we loss 4 ionic airlines.... Who are the other three? AirTra...

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by richierich
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro / PTIA changing names
Replies: 42
Views: 4145

Re: Greensboro / PTIA changing names

Noise wrote:
Just make it Greensboro-Winston Salem International Airport. Decent sized metro area which warrants its 'principal cities' in its name.


No love for High Point?

I think they missed the opportunity for North Central North Carolina Raleigh-West International Airport. NCNCRWIA rolls off the tongue.

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by richierich
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro / PTIA changing names
Replies: 42
Views: 4145

Re: Greensboro / PTIA changing names

Doesn't pretty much everybody in the region, and in aviation, call it the Triad? Or at least GSO? Either way, I don't like it much because "Central North" sounds stupid. Then again, the area north of Myrtle Beach is called "north east South Carolina" and just above the state line...

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by richierich
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL moves last 747 flight
Replies: 29
Views: 5896

Re: DL moves last 747 flight

You booked that flight knowing full well that Delta could change the schedule and per DL’s CoC, they are not obligated to guarantee an equipment type. DL never advertised nor promised that this would be the last flight thus they owe you nothing. Can anyone explain the fascination with wanting to be...

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by richierich
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms
Replies: 33
Views: 8180

Re: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms

Oh man, I can't wait until a certain poster on here tries to spin this... Gee, who could you possibly mean? Well, without waiting for a response and subsequent pro-DL angle/JetBlue dig, I will say that I am really not sure how this one flight became news or worthy of a thread with 20 or so replies ...

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by richierich
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rare Malaysia Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL
Replies: 7
Views: 6433

Re: Rare Malaysian Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL

Count me among those who find this amazing. It's not the first trip report I have read about an aircraft which later crashed, but it is the first one I have read about 9M-MRO and the sad legacy of that fateful flight. Although this was about four years before it went missing, it probably looked very...

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by richierich
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 71
Views: 18703

Re: French Blue to change its name

What does this have to do with JetBlue? Yeah, they both have Blue in the name, but this name change has nothing to do with B6. (If B6 had that kind of authority, I would guess they would go after AirBlue first as their livery even resembles a cut-rate, no-frills JetBlue livery...!) Maybe I should st...

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by richierich
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern at HVN with DC-9 & 727 - When?
Replies: 44
Views: 4418

Re: Eastern at HVN with DC-9 & 727 - When?

With HVN in between LGA/JFK, PVD and BDL, there is not reason add service there and I live nearby. The future upgauging and reductions in service due to crew shortages and closing down regionals, it won’t be supported. GF Soon the Dash-8s will be gone from HVN, replaced with CRJs...but for how long...

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by richierich
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17
Replies: 38
Views: 4167

Re: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17

Is this a foretelling of Amazon HQ2 coming to the PIT region? My guess is the area could use that sort of economic shot in the arm...

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by richierich
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 32329

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

Aren't the early SQ birds overweight and one reason why the leases were not extended? How different would the performance be when compared with BA's current frames? That's my understanding. IIRC, there were some changes that needed to be made to some of the first built airframes that were done sort...

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by richierich
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 8038

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

Unless US-Cuba politics change, AS won't be the last to give up on the island. To be fair, LAX-HAV was a very long, thin route with very limited potential anyway, but the current environment means this route never stood a chance. Southern Florida and New York will likely be the last holdouts for Cub...

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by richierich
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho Beach cam back up and running Nov. 7
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Maho Beach cam back up and running Nov. 7

http://www.mahobeachcam.com/ It's nice to see the webcam back online, but the view isn't quite as pretty as it was before Irma devastated the island. The scenes from the old cam, before it went offline in the midst of the hurricane, were something to witness. The true power of Mother Nature was as s...

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by richierich
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 14439

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

Do you work for JetBlue, hahaha?

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by richierich
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 9287

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

If anything, this more closely resembles John Denver's crash, but even that is only because they were solo occupants of their aircraft and died over water. We know nothing about Holladay's crash other than it occurred near Holiday, Florida. Sad for the family.

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by richierich
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 23769

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

I flew on G-CIVR in August, JFK-LHR, with only about 25% load factor due to an earlier delay (many customers opted for earlier BA flights once the delay was evident.) I have to say that this was one of my favorite B744 flights ever. BA's new cabins are really quite good in all classes, you really ha...

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by richierich
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 8179

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

I was served many beers back when I was 16 and 17 on BA flights to the USA. No one ever asked for ID. Same in English pubs back then, providing you didn't cause any trouble they turned a blind eye. It was and still is the case in the UK that 16 and 17 year-olds can legally drink alcohol in pubs and...

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by richierich
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?
Replies: 64
Views: 9807

Re: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?

Yesterday was absolutely miserable weather in the Northeast USA. It was dreadful, rain and high wind all day. Not a good day for flying in this region. All airlines were affected and it was a giant mess. We all know that the NYC airports struggle on good weather days, so it figures that yesterday mu...

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by richierich
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 89
Views: 16226

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA

So DE is prime for the taking...I'm surprised a regional affiliate of AA, UA or DL doesn't fly there at all. I know there has been periodic service to the state.

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