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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long does it take to scrap an aircraft?
Replies: 7
Views: 1735

Re: How long does it take to scrap an aircraft?

Somewhere there is a video of Honewe;;'s B720B being scrapped on the ramp in PHX. From start to finish, I think it was about 3 calander days.

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 19
Views: 2228

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

I'll say it agin, check out Airline Pilot Central as this exact question been posted many times and you see the answers from those who have gone before you.

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LGA runway closed
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: LGA runway closed

Read the NOTAMS. These kind of posts are ........

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by BravoOne
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 19
Views: 2228

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

zeke wrote:
Having s record can have problems getting a passport of being admitted into foreign countries.


Very true. A DUI conviction will stop you cold at the Canadian border.

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by BravoOne
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 19
Views: 2228

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

You gotta love all the posts supporting this guys bad admitted bad behavior. There are thousands of applicants with no previous behavioral problems along with excellent flight experience why should and employer not descriminate accordingly?

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by BravoOne
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 19
Views: 2228

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

Suggest you ask this same question over on a website that routinely has hiring information posted, Maybe Arline Pilot Central would be a good place to start. Under the current hiring practices I think you would have difficulty getting hired but I have seen stranger things happen.

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by BravoOne
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying for a foreign airliner?
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Flying for a foreign airliner?

Check out then ME3 as they all currently employ many foreign pilots, at this time at least/

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15707

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

I worked for a guy in Seattle that seriously considered buying this airplane for his own personal use. Went so far as to tender and application for a hangar on the west side of KBFI. Meaning he was trying to build a hangar on the west side of BFI? The only hangars on that side of the field belong t...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15707

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

I worked for a guy in Seattle that seriously considered buying this airplane for his own personal use. Went so far as to tender and application for a hangar on the west side of KBFI. King county put so many restrictions and covenants on the deal he lost interest. Being a basic -200A model didn't he...

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15707

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

I worked for a guy in Seattle that seriously considered buying this airplane for his own personal use. Went so far as to tender and application for a hangar on the west side of KBFI. King county put so many restrictions and covenants on the deal he lost interest. Being a basic -200A model didn't hel...

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Boneyard Aprons
Replies: 8
Views: 2250

Re: American Boneyard Aprons

If you go to any of these desert storage facilities an are permitted to look around, watch out for snakes. Big snakes that curl up beneath the wings and landing gear,

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 47
Views: 5533

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

In the Lear 24B & D we used 410 for anything greater than 250NM. It was more like lob, than a traditional flight path. Amazing airplane.

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 4005

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

keep in mind that the Advisory Circular is just what the title implies...Advisory only.

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by BravoOne
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 4005

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

In the USA it requires the entry door to be open and the slides armed in the event of an evacuation. I've relaased thousands of departures and have only twice in 17 years have I EVER had to deplane the cabin,and it was only because the jetway power failed and the passengers were sitting in the dark...

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by BravoOne
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Typical pre-delivery squawks
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Typical pre-delivery squawks

The larger airlines that have Boeings and Airbus deliveries have full time staff at the factory deliveriy centers that make sure that deliveries are not hindered by significant open issues when the customer acceptance flights are made. Delta was having serious issues with noise levels in the cabin a...

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by BravoOne
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 4005

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

So basically in the US there are no additional safety precautions when boarding while fuel is being loaded? That's insane! Especially keeping pax seatbelts fastened? No jetbridge requirement for evacuation? A lot of trust is placed in the fuelers it seems... hope they are paid well! In the USA it r...

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by BravoOne
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about RNAV Approaches and who uses them.
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: Question about RNAV Approaches and who uses them.

Not sure about your 40 to 50 year numbers, but knowing the FAA I guess anything is possible. Also..are you a pilot who use the airway system on a regular basis? If so, you must be witnessing the dramatic evolution of RNAV procedures that are popping up monthly both in enroute and terminal airspace, ...

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by BravoOne
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do I buy just the engine of a plane?
Replies: 29
Views: 2541

Re: How do I buy just the engine of a plane?

Back to the original question. Check out Speed Nrews as they are a good resource for used engines and airframe. I doubt that a used JT9D would cost that much.

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by BravoOne
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about RNAV Approaches and who uses them.
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: Question about RNAV Approaches and who uses them.

here today, not hear today, Sorry

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by BravoOne
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about RNAV Approaches and who uses them.
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: Question about RNAV Approaches and who uses them.

Twenty years from now the ILS approach will be rendered to the dust bowl and NEXTGEN or in Europe, LINK 2000 will be the mainstay of ATC, assuming we don't run out of money before then. NEXTGEN is years behind and millions in the red but it's still coming. In 1993 getting CPDLC/FANS 1A off the groun...

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by BravoOne
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 4005

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

In the front of the Boeing FCTM you will see the words, "APPROVED" by Boeing ACCEPTED or CONCURRED by the FAA. Legalize I realize and only to become an issue in courts of law. I don't have a Canadian reference so your remarks are probably correct. The AFM is a FAA approved document of cour...

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by BravoOne
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 4005

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

Yes that is correct. My comment only meant as an unusual factoid:)

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by BravoOne
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 4005

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

Since airline ops manuals are legal documents, doesn't this distinction become somewhat academic? ;) :stirthepot: Small point of order then. but Boeing FCOMs and FCTM are not FAA/EASA approved manuals. Checkmate:) Touché. However aren't the airline ops manuals (not Boeing manuals) in the US "F...

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by BravoOne
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 4005

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

In the USA it requires the entry door to be open and the slides armed in the event of an evacuation. Can you cite the relevant regulation? Or, is this a company procedure? Since airline ops manuals are legal documents, doesn't this distinction become somewhat academic? ;) :stirthepot: Small point o...

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by BravoOne
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 57
Views: 4011

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

One has to remember, with todays latest engines, with their very high bypass ratios, reverse is even more effective than ever before. Airplanes such as the MAX and NEO rely less on wheel brakes. Then you add the latest in carbon brake technology. I don't think this is correct. Older airplanes rever...

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by BravoOne
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 12548

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

I cannot believe I am( a big concorde fan) saying this- 120 million will pay for a few more searches for MH370... Just a thought that struck me after reading the title. I'd absolutely adore to see the Concorde fly again, but tbh I'd rather see that money go to MH370 searches too. With new theories ...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full Power - Piston vs Turboprop or Jet
Replies: 20
Views: 2008

Re: Full Power - Piston vs Turboprop or Jet

Since reduced power takeoffs are pretty much the norm for domestic legs you might actually find yourself in a spot where a full power takeoff had not been accomplished for a couple of weeks, or more. Where I worked we did a lot of SAN / HNL trips and it was not uncommon to find out that MAX EPR was...

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by BravoOne
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air hopes to receive 11 airçiners this year
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Re: Iran Air hopes to receive 11 airçiners this year

Very surprised if this actually happens.

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 4005

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

Let me give an example and let me know what you think should be done regarding this very common practice. Your on a flight from LAX to HKG (747-400) and you're using a redispatch flight plan. TPE is your redispatch airport an on this day the winds are not favorable so in fact you land at TPE and par...

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full Power - Piston vs Turboprop or Jet
Replies: 20
Views: 2008

Re: Full Power - Piston vs Turboprop or Jet

Since reduced power takeoffs are pretty much the norm for domestic legs you might actually find yourself in a spot where a full power takeoff had not been accomplished for a couple of weeks, or more. Where I worked we did a lot of SAN / HNL trips and it was not uncommon to find out that MAX EPR was ...

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10586

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

Unless someone has prof that these pilots were intentionally negligent dredging up and rehashing a 30 year old landing is crazy. . It's a discussion forum. If you don't like the topic.....then don't join in. I am not accusing anyone of anything. I saw the video and I had a question. Got it? Actuall...

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Moving Map GPS Unit in the Cockpit of a Gulfstream?
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Moving Map GPS Unit in the Conckpit inside of a Gulfstream?

Yes, that's just repeating the display from the cabin entertainment system. I'd bet that screen can display video from external cameras etc. and it's there (officially, at least) to aid the pilots by displaying such video. That it can tie into the cabin may well be something you aren't supposed to ...

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by BravoOne
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full Power - Piston vs Turboprop or Jet
Replies: 20
Views: 2008

Re: Full Power - Piston vs Turboprop or Jet

I'll throw in some big piston radial information just for grins. The R2800, R4360 and Curtiss Wright 3350 all used BMEP gauges (Brake Mean Effective Pressure), to measure the power being generated by the engines, This in turn was backed up by Manifold Pressure and RPM gauges. The engines had thrust ...

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by BravoOne
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Low speed RTO
Replies: 11
Views: 1931

Re: Low speed RTO

Don't dismiss the seriousness of a Low Speed RTO. The BA 777 at LAS is an excellent example of what can go wrong, go wrong.

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by BravoOne
Thu May 31, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Moving Map GPS Unit in the Cockpit of a Gulfstream?
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Moving Map GPS Unit in the Conckpit inside of a Gulfstream?

Almost looks like an Airshow monitor and can't say that I have seen that before? The planet is probably Venus. I almost got airsick with guys camera jerking around so much:)

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by BravoOne
Thu May 31, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VMC roll?
Replies: 11
Views: 1519

Re: VMC roll?

Probably a better term would be "loss of control" as it is addressed in numerous documents along with being the #1 casue of airline accidents these days.

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by BravoOne
Wed May 30, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VMC roll?
Replies: 11
Views: 1519

Re: VMC roll?

Vmc roll is usually a prop issue. It’s caused when one engine has failed, the good engine is producing significant power, and the airspeed is allowed to drop below Vmc. Most of the time in jets, stall speed is reached before Vmc due to the large rudders. I have never seen the term "VMC Roll&qu...

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by BravoOne
Wed May 23, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Loran
Replies: 8
Views: 1567

Re: Loran

Sky waves vs. Ground waves, all to confusing :)

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by BravoOne
Tue May 22, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 7609

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

If we define a "Competitive Industry" as one that improves the quality of its products for its customers for a stable or lower-and-lower price, than clearly the airline industry (from an economy passengers point of view) is not. But why is that? Why can airliners keep reducing leg space, ...

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by BravoOne
Tue May 22, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Automated systems
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Automated systems

The poster sounds like an attorney doing research for a pending case:)

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by BravoOne
Tue May 22, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Automated systems
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Automated systems

Omar80747326 wrote:
Would it be good if planes has got automated dive systems to recover from any stall


Just curious? New poster I see. What has prompted this question and as you can see from the previous posts these kind of protection systems have been around for a couple of decades, with varying degrees of success.

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by BravoOne
Sat May 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1341

Re: Super yachts

How about this eye-sore. https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/first-photos-of-dolphin-inspired-superyacht-yas-underway--24625 This ship, or perhaps more accurately this hull, used to be the royal Netherlands navy Hr. Ms. Piet Heijn F811. One of the Kortenaer class frigates. https://en.wiki...

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by BravoOne
Sat May 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1341

Re: Super yachts

I flew for a guy that owned three large yachts. Octopus 414' Tatoosh 320 Meduse 210' Wsa onboard all of them from time to time. Beautiful works af art/ Everyone knows who owns that fleet, you could have said you flew for Paul Allen, very cool IMO. I used to see Octopus everyday for about 12 months ...

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by BravoOne
Sat May 19, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1341

Re: Super yachts

I flew for a guy that owned three large yachts.

Octopus 414'
Tatoosh 320
Meduse 210'

Wsa onboard all of them from time to time. Beautiful works af art/

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by BravoOne
Sat May 19, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nashville, TN Flight Attendant Crew Base
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Nashville, TN Flight Attendant Crew Base

FA bases usually do not fall under the "technical Forum" subject matter. Might do better in the Civil aviation forum, or search the web.

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by BravoOne
Wed May 16, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tri Jet Production
Replies: 13
Views: 2364

Re: Tri Jet Production

fr8mech wrote:
BravoOne wrote:

Well, at least they didn't do it like American did with a fork lift.


We used a forklift on B727 engines all the time. Not an issue.


Sorry I was referring to the AA, DC10 accident at ORD where they used an unauthorized procedure to hang the engine with a fork lift.

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by BravoOne
Wed May 16, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tri Jet Production
Replies: 13
Views: 2364

Re: Tri Jet Production

Max Q wrote:
Well that’s something I haven’t seen before


Pretty cool, except for the music..


Well, at least they didn't do it like American did with a fork lift.

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by BravoOne
Tue May 15, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26623

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Based on your answer ..you don't know other than what you find on the Net? hanks for sharing:)

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by BravoOne
Tue May 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26623

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

IMO actually the only current problem with flying an aircraft powered by CFM56-7 2000 miles over open water is, when the CFM56-7 are rather old and do not have had a recent fan blade inspection. I am rather astonished that those problems have not lead to ETOPS restrictions for those engines. How do...

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by BravoOne
Tue May 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9656

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

No one is getting laid off, just displaced to another base, Happens all the time in the airline business. Nothing to cry about and Alaska pilot scheduling will rework the schedules so as to minimize NY layovers. It will almost always be a layover since most the NYC destinations are on the west coas...

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