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by jeffh747
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

707: Pan American 717: Hawaiian/AirTran 727: American/Eastern 737: Southwest 747: Pan Am/British Airways 757: Icelandair 767: American 777: United 787: United/LATAM A300: Lufthansa A310: Lufthansa A318: Mexicana/British Airways A319: easyJet A320: American A321: US Airways A330: Hawaiian/Swiss A340:...

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by jeffh747
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are you an Airbus or Boeing fan ?
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: Why are you an Airbus or Boeing fan ?

This one always comes up once in a while, but nonetheless, welcome to the forums! I used to be heavily Boeing because I like how sleek their planes look. The 787 is a work of art. But Airbus has grown on me somewhat because their fly-by-wire systems bring another dimension when it comes to commercia...

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by jeffh747
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Virgin Experience: First Virgin America Flight+JetBlue A321
Replies: 21
Views: 7612

Re: A Virgin Experience: First Virgin America Flight+JetBlue A321

Nice trip report jeff - You inspired me to take my first Virgin America flight this past weekend...just a short hop from LAX to LAS. N631VA Chic Mobile. Filled two blocks: First time on Virgin America and a new city pair LAS-LAX. I hope to fly Virgin again sometime soon on a longer route. Keep up t...

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by jeffh747
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Virgin Experience: First Virgin America Flight+JetBlue A321
Replies: 21
Views: 7612

Re: A Virgin Experience: First Virgin America Flight+JetBlue A321

[quote="jeffh747]Lastly, I'm so glad you agree with me concerning the moving map. I was beginning to think I was spoiled haha. Yes, their moving map desperately needs an upgrade, especially when their competitors, American, Delta, and Virgin America all have excellent features. Delta even make...

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by jeffh747
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Virgin Experience: First Virgin America Flight+JetBlue A321
Replies: 21
Views: 7612

Re: A Virgin Experience: First Virgin America Flight+JetBlue A321

Great TR, thanks for sharing! In my experience, very little separates VX from B6 (mood lighting is a relatively minor point for most people) and that is because both are great airlines. It is a shame that VX will be absorbed into another airline shortly, hopefully AS can take the best elements of V...

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by jeffh747
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Virgin Experience: First Virgin America Flight+JetBlue A321
Replies: 21
Views: 7612

Re: A Virgin Experience: First Virgin America Flight+JetBlue A321

Nice trip report jeff - You inspired me to take my first Virgin America flight this past weekend...just a short hop from LAX to LAS. N631VA Chic Mobile. Filled two blocks: First time on Virgin America and a new city pair LAS-LAX. I hope to fly Virgin again sometime soon on a longer route. Keep up t...

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by jeffh747
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Virgin Experience: First Virgin America Flight+JetBlue A321
Replies: 21
Views: 7612

Re: A Virgin Experience: First Virgin America Flight+JetBlue A321

FLL and MIA were my home airports in the 80s. Haven't been back much since then, so it was great to see this trip report with all the pictures. Thanks for taking the time to put together an extensive trip report! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm sure they've changed quite a lot since then! Thank you fo...

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by jeffh747
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Create Your Own Airline V6
Replies: 100
Views: 23644

Re: Create Your Own Airline V6

I'm gonna join in the fun here... AIRLINE: Miami Atlantic International Airways (MAIA) TYPE: Boutique (a la Virgin America/jetBlue) Founded: May 2013 HQ: Hollywood, FL Hubs: Miami (MIA), Fort Myers (RSW) Focus cities: Atlantic City (ACY), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Kansas City (MCI), Manchester (MHT), W...

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by jeffh747
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 364
Views: 29637

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Not sure if you guys saw but CNN is reporting that there was a credible threat from Al-Qaida which prompted such a ban so quickly.

Don't shoot the messenger.

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by jeffh747
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 34
Views: 554

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Just had the first such encounter back in January. I flew Airbus A321 N661NK Fort Lauderdale to San Pedro Sula. That same aircraft took me Fort Lauderdale to Atlantic City last July. EDIT: That was actually the fifth such experience! First one was my first widebody back in December 2010. US Airways ...

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by jeffh747
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 39
Views: 6968

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

The A350 is a longhaul aircraft and not intended for such routes. We might see a few such flights for crew familiarization flights or at times where the plane would otherwise idle. American for a good portion of 2015 and 2016 ran their 787s on short routes such as DFW-ORD/LAX for crew familiarizati...

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by jeffh747
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines website down
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Southwest Airlines website down

Nope. Working perfectly fine on my end.

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by jeffh747
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: San Francisco for a few days?
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: San Francisco for a few days?

aeromoe wrote:
Can you please relate when the Inagural is for the A321?

Thanks
Moe


Hey Moe,
Right now, the first scheduled VX A321 service is May 31st on San Francisco to Washington Reagan.

Cheers,
Jeff

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by jeffh747
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever create a connection at a non hub?
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: Ever create a connection at a non hub?

I know using AAdvantage Award miles, AA will give you some pretty funky routings right off the bat, such as MIA-BNA-DFW or MIA-MSY-ORD. I haven't yet booked one, but just for anyone else interested in connecting through a non-hub, it's still very possible today.

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by jeffh747
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: San Francisco for a few days?
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: San Francisco for a few days?

You've gotten a ton of good suggestions, but I'd like to add my first choice for spotting. The Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront hotel on Anza Blvd in Burlingame. Free shuttle from airport. This hotel is located on a spit of land that juts into the bay and you can walk the length of the spit/breakwater...

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by jeffh747
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A FIRST IN FIRST – FRA-EWR in Lufthansa First Class (lots of pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 9043

Re: A FIRST IN FIRST – FRA-EWR in Lufthansa First Class (lots of pics)

Very great trip report! Thanks for sharing!

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by jeffh747
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 Middair Reverse Thrust?
Replies: 16
Views: 2941

Re: 737-800 Middair Reverse Thrust?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3mzzt-tiUBk
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I watched this video just a few days ago of an MD-80 deploying thrust reversers just before touchdown, though in seemingly better conditions:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3mzzt-tiUBk

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by jeffh747
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 81
Views: 3794

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

After a record breaking 2016 for me where I got five new airlines, three new aircraft types, and three new airports, 2017 is looking to be slightly slower but great nonetheless. Flown: FEB2 NK829 FLL-SAP A321 FEB8 AV536 opb TACA International SAP-MIA A320 (first Avianca/TACA flight for me) Upcoming:...

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by jeffh747
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: San Francisco for a few days?
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: San Francisco for a few days?

I fly into SFO several times a year and I like to sit on the left side of the plane as it affords great views of the Peninsula and then the airport itself especially when landing on the 28s (most commonly used approach). Thank you for the quick reply! Good thing I already selected a seat on the lef...

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by jeffh747
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: San Francisco for a few days?
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: San Francisco for a few days?

Fantastic suggestions. I've heard great things about San Francisco being a good walking city. Also, SJCMSP, thank you for listing those places. I will look into those. Those parks sound very interesting to visit. One last important question; Which side of the aircraft should I sit on going into SFO...

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by jeffh747
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: San Francisco for a few days?
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: San Francisco for a few days?

Fantastic suggestions. I've heard great things about San Francisco being a good walking city. Also, SJCMSP, thank you for listing those places. I will look into those. Those parks sound very interesting to visit. One last important question; Which side of the aircraft should I sit on going into SFO?...

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by jeffh747
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: San Francisco for a few days?
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: San Francisco for a few days?

Thank you all for the fabulous suggestions! I am not particularly interested in staying in hostels- never stayed in one and I wouldn't feel as safe as at a hotel. I've upped my price range for the hotel and might consider staying at the DoubleTree by SFO. Side note; I know that just because an area ...

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by jeffh747
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E175 Angled Winglets?
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: E175 Angled Winglets?

I'm no expert either, but an observation I've made is that the split scimitars, at least the bottom piece, seems to have a slight outward deflection. And I think the split scimitars on the 737MAX, at least from the photos I've seen, seem to have a more noticeable angle to them. I assume this is done...

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by jeffh747
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports as Movie Locations
Replies: 58
Views: 1789

Re: Airports as Movie Locations

Up in the Air (yeah obvious) I remember annoying me because it clearly used the McNamara Terminal at DTW for a loyal AA flyer. (I can't remember what city he was supposed to be in) Needless to say there were plenty of airports in that movie. I'm pretty sure at least a couple of those scenes at DTW,...

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by jeffh747
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New jetBlue Tail Design
Replies: 29
Views: 6607

Re: New jetBlue Tail Design

I wish the A321s had different designs instead of all having the Prism one. Agreed. Also, does anyone miss the original tails? The first four were my favorites. I would have loved to see those on an A321. Just my two cents. -Rowen The Stripes one is by far my favorite. It was so simple yet looked s...

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by jeffh747
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: San Francisco for a few days?
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

San Francisco for a few days?

Hi everyone, I am in the midst of planning to fly to SFO for the first time in late May for a certain inaugural event. I plan on using my AAdvantage miles to get to SFO on either Saturday or Sunday of the 28/29 and then flying back during the middle of the week. As this is my first trip out there, c...

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by jeffh747
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas LGBT Livery
Replies: 67
Views: 13467

Re: New Qantas LGBT Livery

Gorgeous livery, and a classy thing to do, QF. Well done.

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by jeffh747
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat Selection on Avianca?
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Seat Selection on Avianca?

Thank you guys for your responses. While there was no option for me on my end to select my seat during the booking process, I was able to select it upon checkin. Perhaps the reason I was unable to select it is because the flight is operated by TACA?

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by jeffh747
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat Selection on Avianca?
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Seat Selection on Avianca?

Just did a dummy booking on Avianca, looks like you can choose your seat when you purchase your tickets but you'll have to pay a little extra, like most airlines do these days. If you are not willing to pay the extra money to choose your seat when you book, then you will be able to pick your seat o...

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by jeffh747
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Liveries you loved..then didn't?
Replies: 29
Views: 3355

Re: Liveries you loved..then didn't?

I would say Air Canada's current ice teal livery. I liked it a lot, the distinctive color, and that it wasn't all white like most airline liveries are today. But then I read someone on here comparing the color to toothpaste and that was it for me. Now every time I see that livery I can almost taste ...

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by jeffh747
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat Selection on Avianca?
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Seat Selection on Avianca?

Good afternoon fellow a.netters, I have a simple and quick question. At what point may I select my seat on Avianca? I'm currently in Honduras and looking to go back home to the United States, and I'm thinking about possibly taking Avianca back. The flight says operated by TACA, but I would book thro...

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by jeffh747
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: California Dreamin' for a Day
Replies: 11
Views: 2548

Re: California Dreamin' for a Day

Looks like you had an absolute ball on your trip! Thanks for sharing! I had forgot that United served Stroopwafels - I work for a Dutch company and they are Dutch so I've had many of them. They are delicious! I also like the seat map on the screens that United do. I've not flown United in a long ti...

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by jeffh747
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: California Dreamin' for a Day
Replies: 11
Views: 2548

Re: California Dreamin' for a Day

Excellent trip report. I live in the Fort Lauderdale area and didn't realize that B6 flew nonstop to San Diego from FLL. Glad your okay from the adventure with your appendix! The person who threw up on herself and two others sounds very nasty...LOL. Hi dfwjim1, Thank you for reading my trip report....

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by jeffh747
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz
Replies: 67
Views: 5306

Re: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz

93%, better than I expected.
That United/Continental one also got me. For some reason, I thought it looked simpler compared to the current United logo and figured it was Continental.

Also, the JetStar logo got me because it is normally orange, not black.

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by jeffh747
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 "Raccoon eyes" question
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: A350 "Raccoon eyes" question

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Respectfully, it has already been discussed at length. You may find an interesting discussion here that could answer your questions:

viewtopic.php?t=575333

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by jeffh747
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 151
Views: 20219

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

This is where JetBlue excels. I often find myself choosing them over the countless AA PHL-South Florida flights because B6 offers both. Free Wifi (with the option to upgrade to higher speed), and the PTVs. AA's product is just so inconsistent that you never really know what you're getting when you f...

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by jeffh747
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Humberside to Korea on a Couple of KLM Classics (Fokker 70 and Boeing 747 Combi)
Replies: 7
Views: 4213

Re: Humberside to Korea on a Couple of KLM Classics (Fokker 70 and Boeing 747 Combi)

Quite an interesting trip report, flying on two rarer beauties! Excellent photos too!
Thanks for sharing!

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by jeffh747
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS VX Integration
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

Re: AS VX Integration

Have they actually announced that the Virgin America brand is going? They have not yet formally announced it. Last I heard is they were analyzing which aspects of the VX brand they wanted to keep, leadig some to believe they might just eliminate it. However I've heard from others in the industry th...

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by jeffh747
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 2017 Domestic wide body routes USA (ex. HI) thread
Replies: 48
Views: 5313

Re: Official 2017 Domestic wide body routes USA (ex. HI) thread

American 777s in Miami:
MIA-DFW
MIA-LAX
MIA-JFK (last sunday of every month IIRC)
MIA-ORD often gets swapped last second from 767s going tech

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by jeffh747
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: California Dreamin' for a Day
Replies: 11
Views: 2548

Re: California Dreamin' for a Day

Also, I should mention that I couldn't have picked a better time to take this trip. I got back on that Monday morning, and just a few days later I would be in the hospital after my appendix was about to rupture. I remembered feeling a weird pain in my stomach when walking to Seaport. I guess all tha...

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by jeffh747
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: California Dreamin' for a Day
Replies: 11
Views: 2548

Re: California Dreamin' for a Day

I loved your trip report. I want to go to San Diego. However, I want to go out there for a few days. Even if that means staying at a cheap motel. You will have such a blast when you go back out to California. I love both Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The drive on U.S. 1 is supposed to be gorgeous...

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by jeffh747
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: California Dreamin' for a Day
Replies: 11
Views: 2548

Re: California Dreamin' for a Day

San Diego My dad had called David the night before and told him to give me extra time to roam around the airport and see the planes. However, I was already done within fifteen minutes! I wanted to get out and see the city! I gave David a call and understood he was about fifteen minutes away. A susp...

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by jeffh747
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: California Dreamin' for a Day
Replies: 11
Views: 2548

California Dreamin' for a Day

The crisp Pacific wind surrounded me, as my feet waded through the chilled ocean water, and a delightful sensation of a new adventure overcame me. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/595/32257192302_fb9936de4b_c.jpg cover photo by Jeff Hernandez , on Flickr Hello fellow avgeeks, Welcome to my trip report...

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by jeffh747
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Topics that you wish would just die already!
Replies: 36
Views: 2509

Re: topics that you wish would just DIE already!!!

The threads about Boeing ending 757 production always grind my gears. That topic literally comes up every month, started by a different user each time. The forums have a topic search feature, use it.
Also, why does/doesn't airline ABC fly to airport XYZ?

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by jeffh747
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?
Replies: 37
Views: 2673

Re: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?

Boeing 747: JFK-LHR/ vice versa
Boeing 757: any transcon

MD80: DFW-ORD?

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by jeffh747
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free things on flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 1531

Re: Free things on flights?

I have a pack of unopened NW playing cards from when I flew on the DC-10 from MCO-DTW in the 90's, I actually have them on display. They also used to give out aircraft collectors cards where the pilot signed it and it had the plane you rode on. Ironic that second thing you said, about the aircraft ...

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by jeffh747
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways pilot dies because of engine oil fumes incident/accident 6 years ago
Replies: 36
Views: 8533

Re: US Airways pilot dies because of engine oil fumes incident/accident 6 years ago

Did the pilot die shortly after, or did he die more recently? I'm a little comfused by the timeline of events. Nonetheless, RIP, and my condolences to his family, and that of the injured FO who can no longer fly again.

Jeff

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by jeffh747
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions/Rumors for 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 8474

Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

ericm2031 wrote:
jeffh747 wrote:
Maybe Delta decides to go A330neo


DL already ordered the A330NEO.

Oops! Right you are, it seems. Thanks for the correction! Seems like my prediction is already coming true :lol:

Jeff

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by jeffh747
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions/Rumors for 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 8474

Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

Fort Lauderdale gets more cities and new routes (maybe Alaska FLL-SAN?).
New Air Canada livery on 737 MAX

Maybe Delta decides to go A330neo
Maybe JetBlue announces going A321neoLR

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