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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 51
Views: 12549

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

I'm really excited for this airport and would love to transit through it. The current God forsaken airport is a smelly, crowded pit. Love the pictures of the progress and of the control tower. Will be very interested to see if they indeed do complete it by next October as scheduled (or at least this...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads
Replies: 28
Views: 3501

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads

QF numbers are again strong. I remember a comment by QF's Alan Joyce recently where he said that the cost of 2x789s was cheaper on a per trip basis than an A380. This makes me think that perhaps QF will go doule daily 789s' in the future as opposed to using the A380. Daily 789 ex SYD 4pw 789 ex MEL...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 787-9 Seating Question/Recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: UA 787-9 Seating Question/Recommendation

It probably wouldn't hurt to upgrade to Y+ for a 17 hour flight. You picked a heck of a flight for your first UA Y 787 trip! Let us know how it goes. :) Maybe it will be weight restricted and you and your wife can get a row of 3 seats to yourselves. I'll certainly report back if I survive - haha. W...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 787-9 Seating Question/Recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: UA 787-9 Seating Question/Recommendation

Thanks for the responses. For now, I'll keep our 2 seats together in the middle sections towards the back. Maybe, just maybe, the load won't be as heavy in February and with LAX being flown as well :). One can hope, right?

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 8233

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

The design is great on paper, not great in practice. Or really when you can't fly the visual approach. In late 2018/early 2019 they're opening a new RNAV GLS approach for RWY 19R from WESLA which is the last fix on the WWAVS arrival which is for southern arrivals. DAL and UAL (Maybe AAL?) all teste...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 787-9 Seating Question/Recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: UA 787-9 Seating Question/Recommendation

Hmm looks like mods are deleting very political mild jokes now. Censorship is fun! Anyways, just book as near as you can to one another. Once you get to the gate, ask the gate agent if you can be sat near one another. They'll often be able to do this without asking anyone to volunteer. If they can'...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 787-9 Seating Question/Recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 409

UA 787-9 Seating Question/Recommendation

Hello, My wife and I will be flying on UA2 from SIN-SFO in February in economy (Y). Sadly, per the seat map, there does not appear to be any rows with just 2 seats. Quite a few planes will taper to 2 seats towards the last few rows, which we thoroughly enjoy. With that said, some feed back is apprec...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

1. How many days a week will the service run?
2. When will it be bookable on AA.com?

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing and how it markets its 787 wings from an aerodynamics point of view
Replies: 46
Views: 3150

Re: Boeing and how it markets its 787 wings from an aerodynamics point of view

Balerit wrote:
Just worries me that they bend almost halfway to the structural fail limit in normal flight.


No need to be worried. It’s built to withstand extreme conditions, just like any other wing. No need for paranoia.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing and how it markets its 787 wings from an aerodynamics point of view
Replies: 46
Views: 3150

Re: Boeing and how it markets its 787 wings from an aerodynamics point of view

PR wise Boeing quite often attaches "competent" reasons to things that actually have quite different causality like no time no mon, .... Invariably you have a trail of commentators taking that (false) reasoning up as the word from the physics god. Trickle down is that any Boeing PR featur...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20195

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Agree with many here, the MAX looks awful in the new livery, the metal frames on the cockpit windows totally destroy the effect the mask is supposed to have. That plus the fact many of us here are angry with Boeing likely creates somewhat of a negative bias to begin with. For the love of God, why w...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Denver International - 16,000 foot runway
Replies: 16
Views: 3353

Re: Denver International - 16,000 foot runway

IIRC, When DIA was constructed, there was a desire to have a runway long enough to permit fully loaded flights to Europe and in certain conditions, the DC-10s needed more than 12,000'. It's somewhat rare that it would be needed now, but I do remember needing it for a DEN-EWR 737-300 flight on a qui...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58923

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

and before anyone accuses me of being a UA hater, I am not. In fact, I am itching at the opportunity to fly UA but not with the current state of affairs with the UA business class cabin. I've enjoyed direct aisle access with DL now since 2007 and I do not want to go back to having a neighbor next t...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58923

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

what was United thinking when they announced LAX-SIN? There is a tremendous amount of capacity already to SIN and over the TPAC. Some airlines seem to get it while others don't. SFO was a no brainer. However, two west coast non-stops to SIN? Way overkill. Not to mention UA is going up against Singa...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key takeaways from Southwest Airlines performance
Replies: 11
Views: 2366

Re: Key takeaways from Southwest Airlines performance

Not a great link. CAPA notes unit costs will be flat to up1.5% https://centreforaviation.com/news/southwest-airlines-projects-improved-unit-cost-range-for-4q2017-732092 The issue with Southwest is their culture is so rigid that they adapt slower to cost savings. For example, late up-gauge to the 73...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 10709

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

As has been widely mentioned the long layover is for maintence as there isn't really any other suitable space in the schedule for it. Qantas also owns a maintainace hanger in LAX so it can't be took expletive to keep the plane there so you're suggesting that every aircraft that is at LAX for 15 hou...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you think is not right/needs improving in airline policies?
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: What do you think is not right/needs improving in airline policies?

That only people who are blind or physically handicapped are allowed to bring on a service animal. It cannot be anything but a dog and emotional support does not constitute needing an animal.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Fleet Review Questions Finally Answered
Replies: 11
Views: 3400

Re: UA's Fleet Review Questions Finally Answered

Super80Fan wrote:
Glad United and Delta are smart and realize Boeing is a failing company that fails to produce aircraft based on demand & what the customer wants.



That's a joke, right? I sure hope so because Boeing is nowhere near a failing company.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 11887

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

LH's livery is Eurowhite yet for many folks it's ok if they go this route. I could dig a change from white fuselage to silverish grey like NW had. Picture their planes but with a blue tail instead of read. Now that'd be a nice sight, without being a major change to their "timeless brand"....

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 11887

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I’ll be the detractor. It’s very boring and blah. I like the tail, but they could certainly add some color to the body.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 12855

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

When will they begin doing international flights (such as Mexico)?

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about potential ORD-KHI trip via DUB?
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Question about potential ORD-KHI trip via DUB?

You're really willing to pay that much more to go through DUB and do pre-clearance? Why not just get Global Entry? Doing that will save you a ton of time when you get back to ORD or any US Airport. I cleared in DUB about 2 weeks ago. Yes, it was certainly nice to do, but certainly wouldn't go out of...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buy Now, Pay Later for Flight Bookings?
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Buy Now, Pay Later for Flight Bookings?

If you have to finance a flight, you can't afford to be traveling. Stay home, get to work and start saving money.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you've only connected at... but you haven't visited the city.
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: Airports you've only connected at... but you have visited the city.

MUC, VIE & FRA.

I've connected through all of these cities, but never actually visited.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53602

Re: Malaysia Air Chooses Boeing 787 for Wide Body Order

Jayafe wrote:
And no one in earth knows why. Makes no sense at all...



Because it's a great and amazing aircraft? Just a thought.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53602

Malaysia Air Chooses Boeing 787 for Wide Body Order

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/12/reuters ... urces.html
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It appears that Malaysia Airlines has chosen Boeing for the wide body order. Awesome and congrats to Boeing.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/12/reuters ... urces.html

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted

sbworcs wrote:
My parent stayed at the Grand Hotel Capodmonte in Sorrento and raved about the food in the restaurant with tables overlooking the bay.

They think you don't have to be staying there to eat there



Much appreciated. We will go there on Sept 5th!!

Thanks!

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted

Has anyone been to the Blue Grotto in Capri? If so, was it worth it? What did you think about it?

Thanks

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted

How long does it take to get to/from the airport and hotel via taxi? Thanks Taxi was about 30-35 mins at 10am in the morning, there was construction on the main route to downtown so our cabbie took some side roads to try and save time. Mind you this was last July so the construction may be finished...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted

I arrived DUB by train from Limerick Junction (arriving by air in Shannon) but used a bus/coach service to DUB airport.for flight on to EDI. We stayed at the Hilton and found the light rail system was easy to use and a stop was literally right at the hotel. The surrounding area of the Hilton was ve...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted

Shame you are not asking about North/Central Italy, I know some amazing restaurants in Rome and Florence, the coast is a place on our list, so please report back. In general though, don't get stuck on one dish, as you travel from town to town you will run into dishes with the same name, that are di...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted

ryan78,

Just booked/purchased tickets for the Guinness Tour.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Re: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted

Heading to the Amalfi Coast next weekend (Sorrento, Amalfi & Capri). Does anyone have any dining recommendations. Since we will only be in the area 4 nights, we'd like to experience some top notch dining. Following this up with 3 nights in Dublin, Ireland. Any recommendations for things that we...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 699

Italy & Ireland Travel Recommendations Wanted

Heading to the Amalfi Coast next weekend (Sorrento, Amalfi & Capri). Does anyone have any dining recommendations. Since we will only be in the area 4 nights, we'd like to experience some top notch dining. Following this up with 3 nights in Dublin, Ireland. Any recommendations for things that we ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 2194

Re: TS Harvey and HOU

Narfish641 wrote:
Why do have a bad feeling that this storm is gonna damage some large aircrafts? Judging by this storm, this is gonna be a pretty bad one.



I don't know why you have that feeling. Doubtful that will happen.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 2194

Re: TS Harvey and HOU

The wind won't be much of an issue (no worse than a mild category 1, if that).....but the rain. My hometown of Victoria is slated to get a LOT of rain. That is the biggest issue with these storms. There will definitely be flooding along the coast (probably up to SAT/AUS area and over to Houston. All...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Rarotonga flying APW - AIT and RAR
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Air Rarotonga flying APW - AIT and RAR

I've been to RAR and AIT. They are very remote places, especially AIT. When I was there, I certainly thought about of anything went wrong, not much you can do. Been there 3 times. There is a hospital at both Rarotonga and Aitutaki and Auckland is 4 hour planeride away :-) I don't know how propped u...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines you wish the 747-8I saw
Replies: 25
Views: 1556

Re: Airlines you wish the 747-8I saw

Every airline. Best looking plane ever built. If I were a billionaire, I'd purchase a brand new one.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Rarotonga flying APW - AIT and RAR
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Air Rarotonga flying APW - AIT and RAR

I've been to RAR and AIT. They are very remote places, especially AIT.

When I was there, I certainly thought about of anything went wrong, not much you can do.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple Employees Rebelling Against Open Floor Plan at 'Apple Park'
Replies: 34
Views: 1480

Re: Apple Employees Rebelling Against Open Floor Plan at 'Apple Park'

My wife and I both work remotely from our home full-time for a company based in suburban Philadelphia. We LOVE working at home. Off at 3:00 every day and off to the gym, store, etc. By 5:30 - 6:00, we are done doing everything we need/want to on most days and get to spend a lot of quality time toget...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA
Replies: 39
Views: 7303

Re: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA

We have landed 763's in DCA.......739's are not a problem That is not true, until recent 739's could not land at DCA MTOW was a problem, the b767 was a special event for former President event. Unfortunately, your comment makes zero sense and it's so grammatically incorrect, it's very hard to read ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site FAQ-Updated
Replies: 60
Views: 16464

Re: New Site FAQ-Updated

How do I change my profile picture?

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 81
Views: 10859

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

Or A359's. The 778s will ultimately replace the 77Ls; the A359 is going up against the 789/10 - a completely different competition. I have no doubt that many, or most, 77L's will be replaced by 778's. However, the A350-900, especially in 280t guise, is capable of replacing a 77L on many missions, a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA
Replies: 39
Views: 7303

Re: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA

I'd bet the DEN-DCA leg has restrictions during the summer due to Hot/High of denver I bet not. DEN has really long runways and going East to DCA wouldn't be encroaching on MTOW (Doesn't need that much fuel). The only runway at DEN I'd call really long is 16R/34L at 16000', the rest are all 12000' ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 7372

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

If/as AA needs more gates, particularly for Eagle, I could see AA continue to grow on E. Specifically, it isn't hard for me to imagine DFW moving the ULCCs (Spirit and Frontier) plus maybe some of the other smaller operators (Alaska, JetBlue, WestJet) back out to the E satellite to make more room f...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 7372

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

Great news. I'll be flying out of DFW on 9/1 to Europe on LH, but will hop a tram ride over to check it out. Ideally, they should renovate the E Satellite now. Once redone, that could be a very nice 8 or so gates for someone to use (either new entrant or expansion). It's a little bit of a walk, but ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA
Replies: 39
Views: 7303

Re: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA

I saw a UA 739ER at DCA from DEN a few times during the summer... clearly has no problem with performance on that route even in the DC summer heat. I'd bet the DEN-DCA leg has restrictions during the summer due to Hot/High of denver I bet not. DEN has really long runways and going East to DCA would...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Legacy Carriers 737 MAX TATL?
Replies: 22
Views: 3849

Re: US Legacy Carriers 737 MAX TATL?

I bet they eventually will run some flights on 737s.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service from LAX to AKL Suspended
Replies: 30
Views: 9580

Re: AA Service from LAX to AKL Suspended

It will return as a 789 upgauged from a 788. The economics of the 788 are very poor. The only reason to retain it on a route is if there is no possible way to fill increased seats and gain increased incremental revenue. You can look at the routes where AA and UA retains the 788 when there are enoug...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: transitting LAX ?
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: transitting LAX ?

Yes, I've used it to go from an AA flight in Terminal 5 to a flight in Terminal 4. Quite a barren walk (long, narrow tunnel), but convenient for getting between the two.

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