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by danj555
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 18392

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

Clearly this is just a collection of international destinations; wonder what their national impact is if (im assuming) $150 million is going to international.

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by danj555
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 73
Views: 13762

Re: Why is SQ flying to EWR and not JFK?

United got in those cheeky jabs early with SFO and LAX flights, but Singapore Air is having the last laugh, they got the US on lock going to Singapore.

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by danj555
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 138
Views: 24830

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

Did Emirates ever sort out engines on the new order? I don't think they did....

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by danj555
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8203

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

What does this thread think of SFO's 4-crossed runways?

It seems kinda pointless, like if the 4 runways were separated they could operate somewhat independently. Right now its always a massive traffic jam with really only 1 or 2 runways in active use at a single time.

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by danj555
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Aims to Double Its Number of Airports to 450 by 2035, with Twelve 100M Airports under Planning
Replies: 42
Views: 4577

Re: China Aims to Double Its Number of Airports to 450 by 2035, with Twelve 100M Airports under Planning

Their bullet rail network is nearing completion. They just linked Guangzhou and Beijing. So I would assume that because of the prominence and quality of these trains that share would be taken away from airlines in general. But then again there are more people there than anywhere so maybe the economi...

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by danj555
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 199991

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

EASA and FAA certify long-range capability for A321neo https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/10/easa-and-faa-certify-long-range-capability-for-a321neo-.html https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/stock-and-creative/infographic/A321LR-Infographic.jpg?wid=800&fit=...

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by danj555
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK on sure track to become 100M airport for 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2134

Re: PEK on sure track to become 100M airport for 2018

Maybe Haneda... They have been opening that airport up more and more to foreign traffic. Also the 2020 olympics will add a nice spike to numbers.

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by danj555
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 143
Views: 14975

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

I get that SW will never go out of the 737 type, but why not diversify within the type? Like pick up 737-10, and 9... in addition to the 7, 8. There would be no impact to the pilots, or cabin crew. Maybe a small impact to the route planners cause now their job requires.... work... Cant just send the...

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by danj555
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to start Miami
Replies: 37
Views: 5646

Re: Norwegian to start Miami

It's also interesting that Norwegian, a super discount airline who generally targets economy pax, is chasing the premium market in MIA when Emirates the premier premium airline is still in FLL. Like what's the deal with that?

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by danj555
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 81968

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

The fuel capacity of the 777x is 52k vs 48k gallons. Yet with this extra fuel it only flies 200nm further... The range isn't simply determined by the maximum fuel capacity (even though it could be a limiting factor at times). it is rather determined by the payload/range chart for a specific payload...

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by danj555
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 81968

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Anyone compare and contrast the 777 and 777x on wikipedia. Im looking it over and Im finding inconsistencies. The fuel capacity of the 777x is 52k vs 48k gallons. Yet with this extra fuel it only flies 200nm further... Then there is the overall seating capacity. The 777x is 4meters longer yet the 3-...

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by danj555
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway
Replies: 38
Views: 10387

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Has anyone looked at SQ 23. I know, I know different route. But look at this, it seems that they are using the old 345 like half the time for this route, but only this route. The way there (SQ22) is always 359. Anyone know why this is happening? Im assuming is cause they don't have the metal yet to...

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by danj555
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway
Replies: 38
Views: 10387

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Has anyone looked at SQ 23. I know, I know different route. But look at this, it seems that they are using the old 345 like half the time for this route, but only this route. The way there (SQ22) is always 359. Anyone know why this is happening? Im assuming is cause they don't have the metal yet to ...

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by danj555
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 41275

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Has anyone been following up with SQ 22 / 21? Half of the flights have been canceled. Any idea why?
Not enough planes?
Issues with staffing?
Aircraft issues?
Or just bad execution?

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by danj555
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 39
Views: 10773

Re: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?

painting it in all white would make it easier for an immediate resale...

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by danj555
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 41275

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Does this flight serve 3 meals? The videos from CNN's Richard Quest seem to indicate they did!

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by danj555
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 19107

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

What if an airport just shut down during construction. Like LGA. If you look at the construction calendar through all the different phases it extends to a decade. Thats 10 years and hundreds of millions of passengers negatively impacted over that span. Why not shut the airport entirely for 2 years a...

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by danj555
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 78
Views: 15048

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

We have long prophesied on here of a merger between EK & EY. Lets see what happens.

Would be a real shame for an airline to go totally bust after a couple big moves by the previous CEO.

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by danj555
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest increasing boarding fees
Replies: 27
Views: 3489

Re: Southwest increasing boarding fees

Does anybody know if the boarding process on Southwest is noticeably shorter than other airlines?

It stands to reason that letting people go wherever they want without restrictions should produces lower times.

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by danj555
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 7248

Re: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?

Serious lack of competition on trans Atlantic flights, between all the JVs there is a cartelization of airlines and hence air fares ...which is often repeated here, but never backed up with numerical evidence. There's at least 43 airlines that operate transatlantic by my rough count... I think what...

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by danj555
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14944

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

acjbbj wrote:
danj555 wrote:
Common this isn't Airbus!!


A380?


yes ofc the a380

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by danj555
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 28521

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

TC957 wrote:
Hang on....what happened to all those here on a-net that insisted ULR flights are a tough call to make any money on at all ?


OH YESSSSS. Someone get on the old thread and @ everyone who booed and whined.

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by danj555
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1948

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

No, no and no. No hypersonic passenger planes, no blended wing airliners, no rocket planes straight out of The Man in the High Castle. Like it or not, we're stuck with tubes with two ever-more-efficient fanjets for as far as anyone can see. Development costs are just going to be too high to spread ...

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by danj555
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 10024

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

what the heck??

"Unfortunately, even with the presence of its partner JetBlue, Emirates' Newark passengers will have limited opportunities to connect to other destinations in the US"

The flight lands at 9am. How do pax not have options??

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by danj555
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14944

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

Austin787 wrote:
As as Southwest sticks with its one airplane type policy, Boeing will continue producing 737s.


yes, Boeing will keep a plane on the line for a single customer.

Common this isn't Airbus!!

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by danj555
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 6399

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

Man, NYC-BOM is going to have a lot of capacity now, especially if DL's plan is to fly JFK-BOM and not ATL-BOM (believe it is still undecided, but could be wrong). It could be 2x EWR-BOM and ~1.5x JFK-BOM. I think there's a clear sense that the ME3 foothold can be broken into quite a bit by overfly...

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by danj555
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 11028

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

I'm seeing so many flights still coming in. Most airlines seem to be riding it out.

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by danj555
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Zephyr breaks longest flight record by 11 days
Replies: 14
Views: 2591

Re: Airbus Zephyr breaks longest flight record by 11 days

Does anyone know why they brought it down? Did it run out of juice or was their specific test over?

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by danj555
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1948

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

Another cool pick up was they have a way to keep the cabin pressurized in an explosive decompression event. Any ideas on what that means?

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by danj555
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1948

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

Another cool pick up was they have a way to keep the cabin pressurized in an explosive decompression event. Any ideas on what that means?

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by danj555
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97511

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

So what’s the deal with the names, do we know this guys actual name yet? In the audio the guy refers to the name Andrew, but obviously ATC is calling him Rich. His name was Richard "Beebo" Russell. He was an Operations Agent for Horizon. https://www.linkedin.com/in/beebo-russell-544730158...

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by danj555
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14880

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

I feel like the NMA would be a perfect fit on these routes.

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by danj555
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3588

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

I agree with 1%.. or less each year. TBH the ME3 don't work for USA travelers. Wanna go to euro... can't. wanna go to South America? Cant. Wanna spend twice as long in a plane to Asia? Sure... ME3 only works for Africa/ Middle East/ India.... Thats it. I'll take a punt that most of America's int'l t...

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by danj555
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 36
Views: 4992

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

yea, wow that's too much energy for me. Kids would love it. But these briefings aren't directed at 10 and under children. Even in the video the adults are instructed to do the mask stuff for the child. So idk why they would position a video for an audience that isn't supposed to receive it.

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by danj555
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 28676

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

This is not confirmed, but this is word from a flight attendant that knows what they're talking about Mr Cooley and his travel partner were not booked together. One in premium, one not in premium. They sat together in the hopes the people actually ticketed in those seats wouldn't show up. When the ...

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by danj555
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 28676

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

“Alaska Airlines has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind,” - This is an excerpt from their public statement.

Ok if you really do have a zero tolerance. Then fire the involved employee. If you say zero then mean zero. Zero = Zero.

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by danj555
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 122
Views: 34588

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

No way, that plane is scrapped. its got less than 10 years left in it for sure. Not worth it along with the checks.

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by danj555
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 10176

Re: AA Q2 2018 earnings

Well using simple math reveals how much the per unit cost of a321neo planes are. If they save 1.2bn by deferring 22 aircraft. Its ~55m per plane. Thats like 60% list prices. interesting.

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by danj555
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10532

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

As I said in DL/UA thread, those were great earnings. This week will be start of bad earnings. If you think this is bad, just wait for NK/AS/WN numbers to come out. Domestic fare index was down 6% this quarter and people are shocked that RASM are down with airlines. Any domestic focused and mostly ...

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by danj555
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11377

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

Lets blame the FAs!!!! We can find a way!~

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by danj555
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 85
Views: 9768

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

It’s absolutely ridiculous if Boeing is still trying to figure out if there's a business case for an NMA. It's obvious to anyone with a pulse that a clean sheet NMA is badly needed and there is clear evidence for it. They will have years after the build the pax variant to sort out the logistics of ...

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by danj555
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 108
Views: 13734

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

I think the term is silly and meaningless outside of the US, with its scope clauses. In the US, it's anything that can be flown by a regional operator, generally with a maximum of 76 seats, and so the A220 is way too big to be a RJ. I think you summed it up pretty well. I'm not even sure the term i...

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by danj555
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 108
Views: 13734

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

The A220-300 is clearly considered to be a mainline aircraft since it is similar in seating capacity to the 737-700, A319, and 737 MAX 7. The A220-100 also has a greater seating capacity than the E-175 and CRJ 900 regional jets, and the A220-100 jets are considered to be small mainline jets like DC...

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by danj555
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?
Replies: 37
Views: 6440

Re: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?

I mean you could be emirates where every plane is a flagship plane!

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by danj555
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6213

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I guess it can go either way depending on how far along they are internally. But sooner is better than later.

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by danj555
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6213

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I'm guessing Paris 2019. There are several articles out there nudging Boeing that launching it even tomorrow will be cutting it close. Launching a year from now makes this project a fantasy. Cutting it close to what? There are no set dates for anything yet. The latest I saw was talking about author...

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by danj555
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6213

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

cledaybuck wrote:
danj555 wrote:
Lets place bets for the 797 being launched at the show?? They just trademarked the name. Coincidental?

I'm guessing Paris 2019.


There are several articles out there nudging Boeing that launching it even tomorrow will be cutting it close. Launching a year from now makes this project a fantasy.

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by danj555
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6213

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Lets place bets for the 797 being launched at the show?? They just trademarked the name. Coincidental?

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by danj555
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall renovation begins
Replies: 7
Views: 1610

Re: DEN Great Hall renovation begins

I don't understand why they advertise having dozens of active security screenings, when the reality at every airport is they shut half of them and we end up with a half hour wait. Pointless expenses.

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