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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best EVA Lounge in TPE?
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Best EVA Lounge in TPE?

Hello, Flying BR51 this weekend in J. Upon arrival into TPE, which EVA Lounge do you recommend? We'll have about 2 hours from scheduled landing to scheduled take off. Not sure how long it will take to transit, but either way, looking at probably no more than 45 Min - 1 Hour of lounge time if everyth...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?
Replies: 87
Views: 7062

Re: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?

Breech, I suggest you not leave your bedroom with so little faith in modern design. The 737 rudder was fixed years ago and retrofitted to all planes. If you don’t fly Boeing’s, why do you think Airbus is so much safer? After all, they’ve had their failures. GF Exactly. BREECH is being a drama queen...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 8482

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

To be blunt, WN doesn't care about the local Hawaiians for their feed. They will be taking people to Hawaii from the mainland and then back home. Which will likely drag down their yields if half the plane connects in OAK or LAX to Hawaii. They will certainly connect people from all over the USA and...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 8482

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

EA CO AS with the SPIN! Hardly; this is something I've heard repeatedly from locals I know on multiple islands. Dismiss it if you wish, and understand that I'm not hoping for WN to fare poorly. I'm just saying they should probably get the show on the road as quickly as the government and safety par...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight Restrictions on International 757’s
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: Weight Restrictions on International 757’s

Probably none on Dublin. Likely none on CDG except on the worst days. Likely westbound on flights down into Germany (TXL for example), although I believe this has seen an upguage of aircraft.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations

FriscoHeavy, all the responses to your question were very good, but I did not see an answer to one aspect you asked, "Does the computer actually spit out the amount of runway it will take to get airborne (ex: 9,200 ft) . . . ?" At the company at which I work, the answer is, "No, it d...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations

Zeke, While we are on this topic and I've noticed you seem to have a lot of aircraft performance information to share with us, I have quick follow up question. I know it won't be exact by any means, but just trying to get an idea. I'll be flying the 77W on the IAH-TPE leg, which hovers in the 16 to...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations

They have around 313 seats in theirs on that leg they would probably carry KHH as an alternate to TPE which would be around 75 minutes of additional fuel (45 min plus 30 fixed reserve). Could carry some cargo. I really appreciate your input on this forum from a technical perspective. Thank you for ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought

My wife and I spent 10 days there in August a few years back. We took our teenage daughter and her friend and much to our surprise, they both absolutely loved it. We drove what I think is called the golden circle (basically a drive round most of the perimeter). I would echo others' comments, most p...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations

Zeke, While we are on this topic and I've noticed you seem to have a lot of aircraft performance information to share with us, I have quick follow up question. I know it won't be exact by any means, but just trying to get an idea. I'll be flying the 77W on the IAH-TPE leg, which hovers in the 16 to ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations

Dispatcher chiming in here. We use a performance application that is tied into our flight planning system. As a dispatcher all I usually enter is the planned runway for departure/arrival and runway conditions (if different from a bare/dry surface). The system automatically pulls the QNH/temperature...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked Baggage Question Between 2 Carriers
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Checked Baggage Question Between 2 Carriers

bgm wrote:
FriscoHeavy wrote:
It’s a weird mental thing.


Sounds about right.


Great, then I'll just have them check them all the way.


Mods, you can close this thread. Thanks

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked Baggage Question Between 2 Carriers
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Checked Baggage Question Between 2 Carriers

Hello, On Feb 10th, wife and I will be going to Hong Kong. The routing is as follows: DFW-IAH (UA) IAH-TPE-HKG (EVA) *All Booked on one itinerary/PNR. We have about a 3 hour layover in Houston. Is it possible to 'short check' our bags to Houston, Collect them at IAH baggage claim, shuffle a few thi...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked Baggage Question Between 2 Carriers
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Checked Baggage Question Between 2 Carriers

UA may charge you the domestic bag rate but they should honor your request to short check. If it’s on the same PNR as the international flights then fees will be waived even if only tagged domestically. Whether they’ll only tag one flight pretty much comes down to the agent on the day. Thank you, s...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations

What the computer normally spits out is: - whether you can take off with entered t/o mass, or not - what is the max mass you can use on particular day - associated V-speeds, configuration and t/o thrust setting. The actual take off distance, if displayed, is just auxiliary information. The runway l...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations

Depends on how it is presented, the Airbus flysmart software does provide the accelerate stop distance and your stopping margin. It does not provide the distance to rotation. You should be able to download it from the apple or google store and play around with it on a dummy runway. Cool. Thanks Zeke.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Question Regarding Runway Performance Calculations

Quick question and I'm sure some of you commercial pilots on here can provide an answer. When I pilot programs in the takeoff calculations for a particular runway (ex: Runway 18L at DFW), what type of answer do you get back? Does the computer actually spit out the amount of runway it will take to ge...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked Baggage Question Between 2 Carriers
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Checked Baggage Question Between 2 Carriers

RJNUT wrote:
UA may charge you the domestic bag rate but they should honor your request to short check.



Would this also apply if the legs on EVA from IAH-TPE-HKG are in Business?

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked Baggage Question Between 2 Carriers
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Checked Baggage Question Between 2 Carriers

Hello, On Feb 10th, wife and I will be going to Hong Kong. The routing is as follows: DFW-IAH (UA) IAH-TPE-HKG (EVA) *All Booked on one itinerary/PNR. We have about a 3 hour layover in Houston. Is it possible to 'short check' our bags to Houston, Collect them at IAH baggage claim, shuffle a few thin...

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DIRECTFLT wrote:


Wow. That looks extremely neat!

Thanks for that!

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!
Replies: 33
Views: 1075

Re: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!

You sound like a liberal from some of the posts...wouldn’t you be thrilled to pay taxes and your ‘fair share’?

Perhaps I’ve misread your comments and you aren’t liberal. If not, I stand corrected.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought

Thanks for the info. If we were to rent a car, are there some neat little towns/villages to visit within 2-3 hours drive of KEF where we could take advantage of a day trip? Forget nice little towns. You go to Iceland to experience the nature. It is an absolutely amazing place which is unlike anythi...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought

Two years ago I went with a group of friends to Iceland and enjoyed every moment of the 5 days we stayed. The usual sites and activities that are listed are just fine, so feel free to go to the Blue Lagoon (a tad commercial/touristy, but still fun) and do all the other stuff and know you will enjoy...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought

Hello, Wife and I have been going back and forth on where to go in September for 3-4 days. We have interest in going to Iceland on the new Nonstop Service from DFW. Being world-travelers most of you are and those of you who have been there, would you recommend going for 3 or 4 days? It really seems ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiers for clothing brands - High-end, mid-range, or low-end
Replies: 31
Views: 1537

Re: Tiers for clothing brands - High-end, mid-range, or low-end

High end wouldn’t appear in a Phoenix macy department store. LV, Prada, Gucci, Bulgari, Georgio armani, Ferragamo, Bottega are the de rigour brands for a luxury lineup these days, followed by brands such as Kate Spade, Bally, Tory Burch, etc. Brands like Michael Kors, Boss, Kalvin, etc are division...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!
Replies: 33
Views: 1075

Re: Registering a Business in Hong Kong-As an American!

Hey guys, So I recently graduated from grad school studying politics, and the current political situation in the US has me so burnt out I decided to open a business in Asia. I was looking into registering in Hong Kong, but it seems that because of how much money laundering that has been happening a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11251

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

There is nothing inconsiderate about reclining your seat on a short flight. That's snowflake talk. I recline my seat the minute the plane leaves the runway, every time. If you don't like the fact that I purchased a seat and have the ability to recline, then buy Business or First.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for a New Car
Replies: 98
Views: 4637

Re: Looking for a New Car

Still looking? What about the GMC Acadia Denali? I have one and it is wonderful. Has six or seven seats. Appreciate everyone's input. We ended up purchasing a 2017 Cadillac Escalade: Black Exterior, 4x4, 'Saddle Brown' Interior. It was about $12,000 more than the GMC Denali, but the interior is muc...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for a New Car
Replies: 98
Views: 4637

Re: Looking for a New Car

Great. Wow FriscoHeavy, you live up to the name Heavy riding around in the "747" of personal cars. Happy wife happy life. The crazy thing is they get like 22 MPG highway now right? Haha, exactly on the happy wife, happy life. Funny enough, I do not know the exact miles per gallon yet beca...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for a New Car
Replies: 98
Views: 4637

Re: Looking for a New Car

Still looking? What about the GMC Acadia Denali? I have one and it is wonderful. Has six or seven seats. Appreciate everyone's input. We ended up purchasing a 2017 Cadillac Escalade: Black Exterior, 4x4, 'Saddle Brown' Interior. It was about $12,000 more than the GMC Denali, but the interior is muc...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 77
Views: 9711

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

It would have to be a nonstop DFW DEL or DFW BOM because what’s the point of a European/Middle east transfer? We have that in droves already. Also I’m further skeptical about AI as they have North Indian centric view of the Indian subcontinent. The ME3, BA and LH all do well because from their hubs...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15297

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

Many of the -700s, however, are 20 years old. While that may not be "operational urgency" - citing recently delivered -700s doesn't mean WN doesn't need to plan to replace older -700s or begin taking new aircraft. They are taking new aircraft. Plenty of MAX8s coming in, they got 13 last y...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193420

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

It will be interesting to see what Boeing comes up with for the 797. I'm very excited to see the results. Both single and double aisle frames have their pros and cons. Either way, I'm rooting for a great plane.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does EK fly their 77W 16+ hrs from DXB-IAH?
Replies: 12
Views: 4905

Re: How does EK fly their 77W 16+ hrs from DXB-IAH?

Long haul flight of 16+ hrs for the 77W is common, regardless of the load factor. Take CX, another heavy operator of the 77W family. They run multiple daily flight form HKG - JFK - HKG. Granted most of the inbound to HKG are polar routes and 16+ hrs, however the outbounds from HKG can run westbound...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Friday Everyone -- Any Big Plans this Weekend?
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Happy Friday Everyone -- Any Big Plans this Weekend?

casinterest wrote:
Shop for Christmas, Celebrate a birthday, work on HOA items, go to Christmas parties, rake yard, watch football.



You've got a very busy weekend, but a fun one as it sounds.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Friday Everyone -- Any Big Plans this Weekend?
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Happy Friday Everyone -- Any Big Plans this Weekend?

seb146 wrote:
Packing. Details to follow....



Very interested to hear the additional details. Please share when you have time.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Friday Everyone -- Any Big Plans this Weekend?
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Happy Friday Everyone -- Any Big Plans this Weekend?

Going out on a date tonight. It'll be snowing so I will make the pitch to walk along DC if conditions are not brutal. Or we'll head back to my place and cuddle while we watch Netflix. I WAS gonna dye my hair also, but the salon thinks I'm filthy rich and guesstimated $250...no thanks. Wow - I had n...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Friday Everyone -- Any Big Plans this Weekend?
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Happy Friday Everyone -- Any Big Plans this Weekend?

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Friday/Weekend.

Anyone have any exciting plans? If so, please share.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue $750 Million stock buyback
Replies: 19
Views: 2588

Re: JetBlue $750 Million stock buyback

Great for JetBlue! Keep buying back that stock.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21583

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

lavalampluva wrote:
My guess is it will be SFO-New Asia Destination.



Please read the prior posts. It's SFO-PPT.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 89182

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

[threeid][/threeid] No they have literally hundreds of 737 NG’s and new A320’s This order is a competition between the MAX and NEO... Specifically the -8 and A320neo They are not going Max they will go NG/CEO they are going proven and cheap that’s the Delta way :banghead: 1. Yes, it's between the M...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 89182

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

The same can be said for the A320 series. It's about how it's configured, not the plane itself. The complaint is that the 737 is slightly narrower and, thus, worse. While true it is slightly narrower, I find that position ridiculous that it makes the plane "terrible" for passengers as com...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 89182

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

micstatic wrote:
I hope they don't pick the 737. Terrible airplane for customers



The same can be said for the A320 series. It's about how it's configured, not the plane itself.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish Airlines/IST question
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Re: Turkish Airlines/IST question

April/May is the shoulder season-so good weather, but not that many crowds unless there is a domestic holiday in comparison to June onwards. TK is a great airline. You mention that you will be traveling with your wife. Someone mentioned they put the A330 on the IAD IST run, so you can get a pair of...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (1 severe)
Replies: 27
Views: 13108

Re: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (of 1 heavily)

Light load - depending on configuration used this is somewhere between 50-56% LF. About 1 flight attendant for every 10 passengers. Still surprised they did not divert, concussions and brain hemorrhaging may not be immediately evident but could result in death within hours afterwards. Sounds like a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 71
Views: 26548

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: 29
Views: 3911

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: 570

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: 570

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: 8782

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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