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by jeffh747
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Losing my First Class VIRGINity
Replies: 16
Views: 7675

Re: Losing my First Class VIRGINity

Well, three weeks after posting this trip report, this TR becomes more poignant than ever, as Virgin America has suspended their FLL-JFK city pairing permanently. This is truly disappointing as that is the only time I could ever fly them since I'm never out West. It seems like I will have to find a ...

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by jeffh747
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Losing my First Class VIRGINity
Replies: 16
Views: 7675

Re: Losing my First Class VIRGINity

Great report, I really enjoyed it! Looks like you had a ball. I've not tried Virgin America but I have flown Alaska First Class one time and it was a memorable experience. They are an excellent airline as far as I'm concerned. Loved how you had plenty of pics - it was like going along with you. Nic...

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by jeffh747
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky Airlines Chile new livery
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: Sky Airlines Chile new livery

Ew what a generic livery. It looks like it could be the default livery from an airplane simulation or game.

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by jeffh747
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Codes that make little sense
Replies: 50
Views: 1615

Re: Airport Codes that make little sense

XNA- Northwest Arkansas is one that always miffs me from time to time...

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by jeffh747
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 9 truths and a lie: Airline version.
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: 9 truths and a lie: Airline version.

1. American
2. Delta
3 Mexicana
4. Winair
5. United
6. Virgin America
7. Alaska
8. Pan Am
9. TACA

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by jeffh747
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 103
Views: 4933

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

...aaaand on the eve of my trip tomorrow, I've booked my family trip to California for the summer! My current upcoming flights look fantastic! Tomorrow: United Airlines 737-700 EWR-FLL Have a wonderful flight tomorrow Jeff! Thank you cobalt! It was certainly enjoyable despite a lengthy delay. Too b...

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by jeffh747
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover

Great to hear I can use the day pass through multiple locations! On a somewhat related note, I have an upgrade offer from Delta. $43 gets me Comfort+ on both my flights. I don't mind paying the money, but is it really worth it? I read their description of the product on their website, but how is it...

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by jeffh747
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 103
Views: 4933

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Added a couple brief jaunts to Jersey before SFO... APR26 UA1250 EWR-FLL 737-700 MAY12 NK1008 FLL-PHL A320 MAY20 AA1680 PHL-PBI A321 Booked my positioning flights for my SFO trip: MAY27 Delta A321 FLL-ATL MAY27 Delta MD-90 ATL-PHL So even in my positioning flights I'm gonna be having a lot of fun s...

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by jeffh747
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover

Great to hear I can use the day pass through multiple locations! On a somewhat related note, I have an upgrade offer from Delta. $43 gets me Comfort+ on both my flights. I don't mind paying the money, but is it really worth it? I read their description of the product on their website, but how is it ...

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by jeffh747
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How to change my profile picture?
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: How to change my profile picture?

Care to share the post you found? I'm having difficulty as well.

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by jeffh747
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 71
Views: 14798

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

[code][/code] Any chance we will see it in MIA? I know with their A320s and A319s they fly them BGR-MIA after delivery to for cabin outfitting. Anyways, looking forward to flying it next month! The A321 sure looks sharp in the VX livery. A true shame it won't look like that for long :( Jeff EDIT: It...

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by jeffh747
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover

I have flown through ATL for years (even in rain) without issues so let's not assume you're traveling on another "meltdown" day with adverse weather of monumental intensity. Weather Channel Drama 101 there....LOL. In fairness, I flown four times in the last year to/from FLL and experience...

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by jeffh747
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 71
Views: 14798

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

Any chance we will see it in MIA? I know with their A320s and A319s they fly them BGR-MIA after delivery to for cabin outfitting.

Anyways, looking forward to flying it next month! The A321 sure looks sharp in the VX livery. A true shame it won't look like that for long :(

Jeff

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by jeffh747
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover

Howdy, I just booked a nice itinerary on Delta, going FLL-ATL-PHL, with a 2hr 53mn layover in ATL next month. I found this thread http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.phpf=4&t=703205&p=10380349&hilit=atl+layover#p10380349 which was rather interesting. My buddy who is on the same itin...

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by jeffh747
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 103
Views: 4933

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
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 103
Views: 4933

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
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adjust MIA hub operations
Replies: 19
Views: 6824

Re: AA adjust MIA hub operations

Well the 4 terminal sectors are: East D - predominately narrowbody turnarounds Central D - widebody & Flagship West D - predominately narrowbody turnarounds E - primarily for Northeast routes + OW partners That makes sense. I've noticed that the operations have been divided into those sectors f...

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by jeffh747
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Turn Through The Meat Grinder?--5 Year Old Separated From Mom During Flight
Replies: 78
Views: 8983

Re: AA's Turn Through The Meat Grinder?--5 Year Old Separated From Mom During Flight

I don't understand why she didn't just pick the seats together at time of booking. Besides Main Cabin Extra at the front, and a couple preferred seats here and there, seat selection is complimentary on AA unless you book their brand new basic economy fare for like $10 less. Unless she booked it like...

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by jeffh747
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 55
Views: 16743

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

It looks like they changed the color of some of the flowers near the bottom of the fuselage to a pink/magenta color. Overall, I do hope this is the new livery. It looks like a great update to an already great livery. I just wish that the HAWAIIAN title had a bit more letter spacing, but like I said,...

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by jeffh747
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Losing my First Class VIRGINity
Replies: 16
Views: 7675

Re: Losing my First Class VIRGINity

I believe you might enjoy Alaska. Despite a near monopoly in Alaska itself, it has quite the cult-like following in the PacNW. Don't shortchange your future travels yet. If I had to chose between Alaska and JetBlue, it most certainly would be Alaska. So far, I've heard nothing but great things abou...

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by jeffh747
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to name planes after Minn. Lakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1549

Re: Sun Country to name planes after Minn. Lakes

I like this idea. It makes every plane a little unique and different. I like flying on jetBlue and being welcomed aboard BlueJay, or Frontier and flying with Finn the Tiger Shark, or Virgin America and flying on glitter girl. I wish more airlines did this kind of thing. The Hometown Lakes project wi...

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by jeffh747
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Losing my First Class VIRGINity
Replies: 16
Views: 7675

Re: Losing my First Class VIRGINity

I always enjoy reading your trip reports. Flying first really is a treat, I remember my first first class experience with NW back in 2007. Hot meal, fancy ice cream, the whole nine yards. I'll have to go out of my way to catch a VX flight, they don't serve flyover country (MCI). Be careful, once yo...

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by jeffh747
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick
Replies: 35
Views: 4049

Re: Future Routes/Airlines at Gatwick

As TheGeordielad stated, I don't see BA starting LGW-MIA since they're already bringing a 777 to FLL come this summer. And for that reason as well, I don't see DY starting LGW-MIA since they already fly a 787-9 to FLL I think either 3-5 times a week. Maybe VS might add a higher density aircraft such...

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by jeffh747
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/9/2017: AA Drops BOSBUF;DL Cuts JFK-MAN/YHZ;VX Drops FLLJFK
Replies: 60
Views: 9931

Re: OAG Changes 4/9/2017: AA Drops BOSBUF;DL Cuts JFK-MAN/YHZ;VX Drops FLLJFK

Welp, that breaks my heart that VX is dropping the FLL-JFK pair. That was the only way I could fly them since I'm never out west. I always thought it was a funky route for them anyways, but it did give me an excuse to go out of my way to JFK. Oh well, back to flying AA/B6 for me.

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by jeffh747
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin subsidiary liveries question
Replies: 9
Views: 1397

Re: Virgin subsidiary liveries question

I personally love that all three Virgin branded carriers have their own slightly different identities. As rutankrd, they are simply franchises and not bound to having to wear the same livery.

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by jeffh747
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Losing my First Class VIRGINity
Replies: 16
Views: 7675

Re: Losing my First Class VIRGINity

Thanks for sharing your flight experience with VX! I've never flown them, but I've only heard nothing but glowing compliments about them and your enthusiasm really validates this! I'm not sure if I will ever give myself a chance to experience them, however, I'm glad you enjoyed your time in First C...

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by jeffh747
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?
Replies: 55
Views: 5486

Re: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?

In 1994, the Dassault Falcon 50 VIP jet (9XR-NN) carrying Rwandan Presudent Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira, was shot down using a Surface- to- air missile as it approached Kigali airport (KGL) to land. Both the presidents were killed, and the already- present sectari...

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by jeffh747
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK - Which Gates Are A380 Ready?
Replies: 18
Views: 3715

Re: JFK - Which Gates Are A380 Ready?

In the international area of terminal 4 passengers board by going down the switch back ramps down to aircraft level, which is even with the the customs level. When international aircraft arrive, passengers are barred from going up the ramp to the domestic area. Isn't all of T4 international? Nope, ...

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by jeffh747
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK - Which Gates Are A380 Ready?
Replies: 18
Views: 3715

Re: RE: JFK - Which Gates Are A380 Ready?

Not really. There's 5 EK 1 KE 1 AF 1 LH seasonal 1 Singapore 1 Ethiad (which has the best 380 paint job imo) How many more gates do you want for 10 flights per day? T8 can easily add for Qatar if they wanted to and T7 has plenty of space as well if BA decided to bring it in. Just need to add a jetw...

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by jeffh747
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Losing my First Class VIRGINity
Replies: 16
Views: 7675

Losing my First Class VIRGINity

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2933/33782449335_f3a516640d_b.jpg title photo by Jeff Hernandez , on Flickr Hello everyone! Welcome to my trip report, "Losing my First Class VIRGINity", in which I, you guessed it, fly for the first time in First Class! This has been my far one of the most f...

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by jeffh747
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta CONVAIR 880 MIA-PBI-TPA 1969
Replies: 15
Views: 4170

Re: Delta CONVAIR 880 MIA-PBI-TPA 1969

Incredible TR! An intriguing insight to a time way before mine. Hard to believe that airlines actually flew flights between MIA and PBI/FLL and it was interesting to see just how much these airports have changed through today.

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by jeffh747
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idea for jetways
Replies: 13
Views: 1785

Re: Idea for jetways

It's a novel idea for sure. But as with all business decisions, how does this help the airport's bottom line? It would seem like a rather expensive venture, even in smaller airports such as ACY, only for the 30 or so minutes passengers are in the jetway during an aircraft turn. If anything, I would ...

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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: 1537

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: 17
Views: 770

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: 9091

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: 9091

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: 9091

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: 9091

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: 9091

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: 118
Views: 25213

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: 412
Views: 36881

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: 74
Views: 2287

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: 45
Views: 9226

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: 167

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: 1152

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: 21
Views: 877

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: 1152

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: 25
Views: 13594

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: 3351

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: 103
Views: 4933

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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