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by rnav2dlrey
Sat May 26, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 62
Views: 3449

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

SFO has modern but chill electronic music.

the connector between LAX T6 and T7 plays 1960-70s jazzy elevator music. i’m not sure if the terminal itself has music, but it’s always notable in the (quieter) connector while walking past the art installations.

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon May 14, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 13982

Re: UA East Coast network changes

What's wrong with connecting in ORD? Lie-flats on the HNL and OGG flights, though OGG is 5x weekly (Sat only this fall). Or is the lie-flat on the domestic 777 considered not high-level enough? if my upgrade doesn’t clear via EWR, i won’t be stuck on a 10-across 772. EWR-HNL used to be an easy upgr...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon May 14, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 13982

Re: UA East Coast network changes

Here's my question. Will they increase service levels from IAD and will they put in a Polaris lounge? I fly F from BDL to LAX and to HNL and the islands often, and will go through EWR to get ps service (lie flat). Without driving to BOS or NYC, no other connection will guarantee high level of F/J s...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun May 13, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 13982

Re: UA East Coast network changes

Here's my question. Will they increase service levels from IAD and will they put in a Polaris lounge? I fly F from BDL to LAX and to HNL and the islands often, and will go through EWR to get ps service (lie flat). Without driving to BOS or NYC, no other connection will guarantee high level of F/J s...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri May 11, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28493

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

I'm not sure what the logic is to the notion UA won't take the 350 when they increased the order for the 359 only a few months ago. the logic is that the modification (30 A35J to 40 A359) was actually a stall tactic by UA while they sort out how they can cancel the RR engine order for the A350. UA ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu May 03, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **
Replies: 140
Views: 8854

Re: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **

Okay. I don't like it. What is the point if the poster has to manually indicate that he wants the airport code translated? My bet is that most posters will not do that, so the descriptive text will never show up. Furthermore, (speaking from my perspective), I know what IAD, JFK, DCA and BOS are. If...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69351

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Dieuwer wrote:
I personally think B6 is insane. What makes them think they can profitable run BOS-HDN? Tons of ski resorts in driving distance from Boston!


UA flew LGA-MTJ (telluride) the past couple of years, which made even less sense. it's a way to use a spare frame over the weekend during the low season.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at PVD - Service Level Desparity
Replies: 27
Views: 3685

Re: United at PVD - Service Level Desparity

i live closer to PVD than BDL or BOS, but it's gotten to the point where i don't even bother to check flights out of PVD (i'm a UA 1K). i generally fly in poor weather months, and UA's lack of frequency and mainline service at PVD is (as a flyer) just asking for trouble during IRROPS. i actually had...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18097

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

she has global entry. she should have known better. i declare anything questionable and have it ready for inspection. usually it’s something benign like dried fruits in trail mix that i know won’t be an issue, but other times i honestly wasn’t sure if the item would be allowed (i.e., kangaroo jerky ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30621

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

the MAXwave:

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pic from @airlinegeeks twitter feed

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69351

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

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maybe i’m reading this wrong, or there was a filing error, or i completely missed discussion on this in this thread.... but in enilria’s weekly OAG changes post, EK has filed a daily BOS-LHR beginning in september.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1390437

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30621

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

iahcsr wrote:
FlyHossD wrote:
MartijnNL wrote:
The Boeing 787 is the worst looking aircraft type of the entire fleet. To me the wavy line looks childish.


IMHO, you should be prepared for more waves.

The 737Max is said to have the same wavy gold.. First one is in the paint hanger... We’ll know in about a week.


The MAX will have the wave.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SaudiGulf orders 16 widebodies at Boeing
Replies: 9
Views: 3087

Re: SaudiGulf orders 16 widebodies at Boeing

clearly these will be 748s....

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24573

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

Doubt it will happen, but why would AA serve a route out of LAX that's "never been served before" rather than launching it at their flagship hub of DFW? because demand ex-LAX (the #1 O/D airport in the country) is significantly higher. as an example (and i doubt this will happen), LAX-SGN...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 69351

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Thanks. I did pay and got the info. As a non hub airport, it I should have predicted it. There are no arrival or departure banks at BOS. Pretty much uniform for the whole day. Doesn't surprise me, although I would expect to see a slightly higher number of departures in the am (given all the RON's t...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30621

Re: Rumor: UA to indroduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

UA getting a new livery is inevitable, but i don't see how LH getting a new livery has any impact on UA. care to explain that?

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Pop ups
Replies: 17
Views: 1541

Re: Pop ups

i’m getting browser hijacks on my ipad pro currently, latest ios and using safari. i’m in the US.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787
Replies: 48
Views: 9324

Re: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787

are these both the eventual replacements for the A330 fleet? leaving the 77W replacement still up in the air between the 777X and A35J?

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How soon will we see civil aircrafts conquer the planet's ultimate distance by flying antipodes city pairs?
Replies: 14
Views: 2637

Re: How soon will we see civil aircrafts conquer the planet's ultimate distance by flying antipodes city pairs?

distance is just one of many issues with these routes. ETOPS, terrain, temperature and available runway are all essential logistical considerations. many of your examples can be flown today, if distance was the only issue. this is also to say nothing about demand. fuel is heavy, and you need lots of...

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ucdtim17 wrote:


FOD fun for everyone! sheesh.... thanks for posting that.

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 46293

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

UA will never buy the A330.

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many routes has B6 run a competitor off?
Replies: 12
Views: 1919

Re: How many routes has B6 run a competitor off?

one can make a good argument that mint depressed JFK-SFO/LAX premium fares enough that UA called it quits at JFK.

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 110
Views: 28430

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

They were on one engine for over three hours, not a comfortable feeling over the pacific No way I´d fly on a Twin over the open Pacific. What a horror to depend on one engine on a old plane way past its prime for 3 hours. please provide a list of tragedies caused by twins operating TPAC/hawaii flig...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde and Air Force One at SXM (video)
Replies: 25
Views: 5869

Re: Concorde and Air Force One at SXM (video)

great find! now somebody needs to stumble upon footage of concorde departing SXM....

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 118
Views: 36845

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

rules that have changed or have been added should be highlighted in bold. also, rules that are often broken should be highlighted. otherwise, very few will read all of that text.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United leads list of on-time U.S. airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 3012

Re: United leads list of on-time U.S. airlines

it should be noted that the metric being reported is A:15, and that these statistics are for DEC17 (so it includes the DL meltdown at ATL). in my experience, UA pads their flight times more than the other majors. because of this, it's easier for UA to make up for lost time while in the air and get a...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 45
Views: 8690

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

will the -8X be able to fly from ADD to north america without refueling? currently even the ADD-IAD flight has to make a tech stop in DUB because of ADD’s elevation.

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 204055

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

i’m satisfied. my main concern was that helvetica would be ditched for a “trendier” font.

also no surprise that they put their best foot forward by debuting it on the beautiful 748i (assuming ausbt’s image was taken from LH’s intranet and not his/her own photoshop).

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds FAT - LAX Red-eye??
Replies: 21
Views: 5461

Re: UA Adds FAT - LAX Red-eye??

it's a nice way to RON an aircraft so that it's not taking up space at notoriously congested LAX.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special livery for Korea Olympics?
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Re: Special livery for Korea Olympics?

UA is doing nothing livery-wise for the games (again), even though they must spend a fortune to be the official airline of the US olympic team.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 "flaps issue", lands 60 knots faster than normal at OAK
Replies: 15
Views: 6559

Re: Hawaiian A330 "flaps issue", lands 60 knots faster than normal at OAK

so basically, it felt like a routine 737 landing?

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to introduce premium economy
Replies: 84
Views: 14577

Re: United to introduce premium economy

it will be interesting to see how the upgrade structure is changed, particularly how instrument upgrades will work. maybe W fares and above (those that are GPU eligible on international routes) will book into PE, keeping things relatively simple. and perhaps economy fares will be able to be upgraded...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 204055

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

Eurowhite is so boring and harsh - a warmer white and less harsh font would work wonders to softening the company image. i will be overwhelmed by shock if they switch typefaces to anything outside of the helvetica family, although AA used helvetica iconically for decades and did away with it post-m...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 283
Views: 37360

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

I still do not get the UA LAX/SFO twin hub strategy. Can someone kindly explain it to me? I get EWR/IAD much more. Saludos, Alex LAX is the largest O/D airport in the world’s richest country. although smisek thought UA could back down at LAX and gave gates away (which will continue to hurt UA at LA...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 16240

Re: DY Pulls out of BDL

i fly out of BDL often, but as a *A flyer, i’ve never flown TATL from BDL. the SNN flight has preclearance and lands as a domestic flight, correct? while the EDI flight would have to use the mini terminal upon arrival at BDL? does D8 use the international terminal for EDI arrivals and departures? w...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 16240

Re: DY Pulls out of BDL

i fly out of BDL often, but as a *A flyer, i’ve never flown TATL from BDL. the SNN flight has preclearance and lands as a domestic flight, correct? while the EDI flight would have to use the mini terminal upon arrival at BDL? does D8 use the international terminal for EDI arrivals and departures? wh...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-12B just landed in DTW
Replies: 17
Views: 2429

Re: AN-12B just landed in DTW

Plenty of times to the US. Usually you can see them weekly between Huntsville ans Atlanta headed transatlantic. No idea what they're hauling. it'll overfly my house along the YYT-HSV route a few times a month at cruise; you can hear the thing for a solid 5 minutes. i can't imagine how loud the cock...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19905

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

all J seating Cseries LCY-JFK nonstop. i think the CS100 can do it?

it will probably never happen, but if PANYNJ ever relaxed/eliminated the LGA perimeter rule, LCY-LGA would be an obvious instant winner.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Linda Jojo explains UA’s investment in technology and development of United app
Replies: 11
Views: 2029

Re: Linda Jojo explains UA’s investment in technology and development of United app

I think UA has a very good app, escially during irregular operations. I am glad they have invested well in it. It is one of the better ones i was going to say something similar. the best thing she can do about the app is to not mess it up. it has a ton of functionality; if they take some of that aw...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44866

Re: Power outage in ATL

mict wrote:
Also reports of deplaning using emergency slides.


source? i highly doubt this happened.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 20 busiest airport pairs in the Americas for 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6821

Re: 20 busiest airport pairs in the Americas for 2017

Mapped out the 20 routes. 18 out of 20 are fairly short "shuttle" type routes, and then two outliers being the US transcons! http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=cgh-sdu,+mex-cun,+lax-jfk,+mex-mty,+lim-cuz,+bog-mde,+lga-ord,+sfo-lax,+gdl-mex,+lax-sea,+cgh-bsb,+sfo-jfk,+bog-ctg,+lga-atl,+bog-clo,+hn...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US
Replies: 38
Views: 9075

Re: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US

Would a 787-9 work on this route ? Maybe nonstop to Los Angeles and a stop in Honolulu( or nonstop) on the way back. This works best for Vietnam airlines without having to get a new type of plane into their fleet since they already have 787-9 and A350-900's. The 777-9 seems like too much airplane f...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 56811

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

if UA is beginning service to a TPAC city it doesn't currently serve, it will be started from SFO before LAX - unless there's a compelling reason in LAX's favor. the vietnamese population in and around LA is why i think LAX-SGN could be a winner. the question is whether vietnam's economy (which is d...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Christmas Miracle (2017) is here
Replies: 4
Views: 2088

Re: WestJet Christmas Miracle (2017) is here

while we’re on the subject of WS social media, it may be insightful for those not up to speed with top 40 music that the #4 song on the billboard top 100 features these lyrics: “f*** your airline, f***your company ... they kicked me out the plane off a percocet now lil pump flying private jet everyb...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-SFO Red Eye
Replies: 31
Views: 8053

Re: BOS-SFO Red Eye

Being lazy myself, what kind of aircraft are UA using for these flights? The BOS-SFO was a 757-200 and the BOS-LAX was a 737-800. Thanks- it would be a treat to be in F and get a 752! That’s a long flight! Only if it's a PS or international config with lay flat seats. Otherwise same as 738 F.[/quot...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 171078

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Good news for BOS-LAX passengers flying F on DL. As I suspected DL is adding flat-bed 757's to the route starting January 7th on the evening flight, going to 2x daily in the spring. The website currently only shows it as F service as opposed to D1, but this is exactly what happened when BOS-SFO was...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-SFO Red Eye
Replies: 31
Views: 8053

Re: BOS-SFO Red Eye

The timings are interesting, and with headwinds, it’s an extra hour to sleep compared to normal red eye. I’d honestly consider this on a more regular basis to maximize time on both ends for weekend trips. Interesting. bingo. for those of us who can sleep well in the air, the extra hour westbound wo...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NYT advert on the airport of the future
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: DL/NYT article on the airport of the future

do any other airlines use RFID and real-time bag-tracking technologies? I love it, on the Delta app, you get real-time updates as to when your bag gets loaded on the plane, when it is taken off the plane and when it is arriving at the baggage carousel. UA's app now has that functionality, albeit in...

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