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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: 1341

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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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 52
Views: 13016

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

i can’t wait to see the new TK lounge.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero
Replies: 71
Views: 8011

Re: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero

My assumption seeing "hero" in the title was Jackie Robinson. Maybe sometime in the future.

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116718

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

another winner: pratt/UTC.

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 11621

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

For someone unfamiliar with Beijing, does either airport have a clear advantage? CA and its Star Alliance partners will remain at Beijing Capital while MU and CZ will be the anchor airlines at the new Daxing airport and all Skyteam carriers will move over there. It is not quite clear where oneworld...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 11621

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

For someone unfamiliar with Beijing, does either airport have a clear advantage? What about CA? So we can expect the existing facility to continue or does everything shift over? Or do we get a split with Skyteam at one airport and other airlines continuing at Beijing Capital? I wonder what the new a...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 616
Views: 135995

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

tangential, but can the 733 make YYR-LAX non-stop? assuming a normal seating config, i think that's asking a little too much.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet aircraft able to use EGLC?
Replies: 18
Views: 1947

Re: Jet aircraft able to use EGLC?

757-200 Certainly not! The largest plane that is able to use London City is the A318. The 757 is way too big. “able” and “certified” aren’t necessarily the same thing, especially when OP is asking about a flight sim. i wouldn’t be surprised if an empty 752 with RB211s and its beefy brakes handles a...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145009

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

per airlineroute, the answer to the 787 riddle is QR. a 788 will be replacing the 359 beginning in october. the 359 will instead be on their DFW route (replacing 77W). downgauge dominos. i'm not necessarily disagreeing with you here, but I just looked at airlineroute and can't find anything to supp...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35426

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Great news. Where's all the A350 armchair CEO's now who said the A350 would never come to UA! The rumors of UA deferring and not taking delivery of A350-1000s turned out to be true. What many didn't know was what would happen to the order. Switching to 2022 - 2027 deliveries to replace the 777-200E...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145009

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

per airlineroute, the answer to the 787 riddle is QR. a 788 will be replacing the 359 beginning in october. the 359 will instead be on their DFW route (replacing 77W). downgauge dominos.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 135
Views: 21569

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

Hi guys,I am taking the EWR-HNL flight for the labor day weekend. I just noticed on my reservation, the aircraft on this flight is a 767-300 and not the usual 767-400 which was the aircraft which plies this route. Any reason for the this? Is NYC/NJ market really not able support the larger aircraft...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Louisville execs team up to help fund nonstop flights to Boston, Los Angeles
Replies: 22
Views: 3971

Re: Louisville execs team up to help fund nonstop flights to Boston, Los Angeles

A daily UA A319 from LAX may work. You think UA would serve LAX-SDF non-stop with an A319 when they don't even serve LAX-PDX non-stop? LOL Now Now, if UA started the SDF-LAX route it would be completely different, because as mentioned before there would be absolutely no competition and they could r...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) Fires CEO, Impact?
Replies: 4
Views: 1800

Re: Sun Country (SY) Fires CEO, Impact?

darn, had my fingers crossed that it would be jeff smisek.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet adds PIT-BNA & PIT-PVD
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: OneJet adds PIT-BNA & PIT-PVD

A lot of general dynamics (quonset and groton) biz travel between PVD and PIT.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 135
Views: 21569

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

The Hawai'i crews are great. Once a lady f/a kept calling me "Sweet Pea" ;-) Hope they still have the silly contest to win a Hawaiian Music CD if you can guess the halfway point? no more 'halfway to hawaii'; that was ended under the smisek regime around 2013. i believe it was supposed to ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?
Replies: 43
Views: 5964

Re: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?

I think the main goal for Norwegian is to compete Aer Lingus out and inherit the subsidy for themselves. They might not make any money on competing with Aer Lingus initially, but that's earned back later. It's obvious Norwegian will offer lower fares than Aer Lingus even if it's going to cost them ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?
Replies: 43
Views: 5964

Re: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?

the cynic in me thinks that norwegian threw a bone to the state of CT and figured they would get brand recognition with the state-funded advertising budget. once that runs dry, they'll tell CAA and the governor that they need more subsidies to stick around. sure the 737MAX economics may be a gamecha...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58946

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

This should take the mantle of being UA1/2.

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu May 25, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces PVD
Replies: 28
Views: 4346

Re: Frontier announces PVD

perhaps good news for PVD in general: the wickford junction MBTA station will trial free trips to and from providence station (and presumably TF green). it's a 6 month trial, beginning 7/3: http://www.theday.com/statenortheast/20170525/rhode-island-train-station-to-offer-free-rides-to-boost-ridershi...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun May 21, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2 SIN-SFO medical diversion to NRT 20 May
Replies: 22
Views: 4824

Re: UA 2 SIN-SFO medical diversion to NRT 20 May

1400 miles from NRT 1922 miles from GUM 2420 miles from HNL NRT was the closest airport UA could land at with major medical facilities nearby.....I truly hope the passenger was OK. not to mention from an ops perspective (which is an afterthought compared to the medical needs), NRT is the only optio...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat May 20, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 93
Views: 19090

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

Will United do this on BOS-LAX is the question. I am going to say Yes. This summer its only the lie flat 757s on BOS-SFO. i don't see this happening anytime soon. yes, last summer UA used a sUA 16J 752 on one of the route's two daily frequencies. however, UA doesn't even fly the route for several w...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat May 20, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 93
Views: 19090

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

i actually like "united coast", fwiw. 'as a millennial' (i cringe when i bring up generational identity; sorry for that), it seems like a more modern brand. yes, i realize 752s built in the 80s are flying the route - but they're in decent shape, and more importantly the sUA birds have chan...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat May 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution
Replies: 40
Views: 2496

Re: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution

And if anybody should think that this is not a real concern on the part of pet owners, they should look at the statistics. United for example, last year had 23 pet injuries, including 9 deaths for every 10,000 pets flown. This is an incredibly high number, which is nothing less than a scandal, and ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon May 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?
Replies: 45
Views: 8949

Re: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?

i think we'll see a fleet plan before the next quarterly earnings call. boeing's MOM might not be officially announced by then, but we'll be able to read between the lines as to UA's position on buying the MOM.... the fuel tank mods on the sUA 752s being an early hint.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed May 10, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1692
Views: 267668

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

We have talked so much on here about the status of UA's A350s, but we haven't talked nearly as much about the 787-10 order. We know there are 14 of them coming and they will be the only 787s with Polaris seats for a while. Do we know anything else? Do we even know where UA is going to fly them? I w...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon May 08, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx request Havana frequencies
Replies: 33
Views: 4814

Re: FedEx request Havana frequencies

are there restrictions on belly cargo for AA's existing frequencies?

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon May 08, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145009

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

It was a busy night at BOS for a.nutters. I dropped some relatives off and saw the BA 388 for the first time as well. It did look beautiful there. And a couple of hours before, we were at the Seaport when the LH 748 came screaming and banking overhead. It was quite a spectacular sight at that low l...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat May 06, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 9284

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

i thought the most likely candidate would have been HNL, but it's been re-named after sen. inouye. can't argue with that. ORD is named after a war hero. can't change that. MDW (although named after an historic WW2 battle) therefore seems to be the most likely choice - assuming there needs to be a ta...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed May 03, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 7073

Re: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence

surprised to see that they're still using the 763 on the route. i figured that the 764 downgauge would be temporary.

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon May 01, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350-1000 to feature 337 seats
Replies: 92
Views: 22588

Re: United Airlines A350-1000 to feature 337 seats

Can you please cite your information. Thank you! Internal memo. Not to be blind, but I won't believe it until I see it. multiple UA employees have posted the information contained in the memo on multiple online forums. expecting an employee to post an internal memo on a public forum to please you i...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145009

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

All of this growth in Boston has been a flash in the pan. In five years, I'd be surprised if Boston has much more than it had five years ago. It's a nice little city but it's not in the same league as Cathay Pacific's other US destinations for example. Hopefully this applies to the real estate mark...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145009

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

not exactly an A380 (nor an antonov), but UA's 77W is currently en route to BOS for the first time. it'll return to SFO in the morning.

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 12070

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

i just want to see a comprehensive fleet plan. there were rumors for the Q4 2016 call of a massive NB/WB order (remember that?!), which never materialized. do i think we finally see that tomorrow? no. i think we'll hear more talk of "exploring the used aircraft market", and this time it m...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 12070

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

i just want to see a comprehensive fleet plan. there were rumors for the Q4 2016 call of a massive NB/WB order (remember that?!), which never materialized. do i think we finally see that tomorrow? no. i think we'll hear more talk of "exploring the used aircraft market", and this time it mi...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?
Replies: 54
Views: 11386

Re: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?

It might be worth it for United to spend the money on a partnership with NJ transit to increase the train frequencies between EWR and Penn Station. Some out of the box thinking wouldn't hurt. this, and in addition (a) lower/eliminate the additional fee tacked on for using the EWR rail station, (b) ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air to take TC-LJK (77W)
Replies: 104
Views: 28919

Re: Iran Air to take TC-LJK (77W) (Unconfirmed)

there are rumors of other TK aircraft leaving the fleet and going elsewhere (A321s in particular). my money would be on this not being the last move of this sort.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google
Replies: 52
Views: 5802

Re: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google

i would have guessed B6, VX, DL, HA, WN, NK, UA, AS, AA, F9, G4.... something like that. i'm a millennial, not gen Z (i think that's what they're called). in my mind, NK would be the overachiever because i see a lot of younger kids taking advantage of their lower fares (or perhaps they don't know be...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 39264

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

So I think you are missing the big picture. No alliance has walked away from India. OneWorld has BA (as well as Qatar who's main use for OW was India), Star has LH plus all the other ones that serve India and Sky has AF with DL aligning with 9W. India isn't really low yield per se, its just very co...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 39264

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

Joke aside, as I said multiple times up-thread, none of the legacies are equipped to recapture the market Only a handful offer F on TATL. They labeled India as low-yield destination and completely dropped out. They cannot order new planes and deploy overnight, even if they have equipment, unions wi...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of airplanes with StarAlliance livery
Replies: 30
Views: 4875

Re: Number of airplanes with StarAlliance livery

note that there are zero UA/NH/AC 787 (or LH/SQ A380 for that matter) in the *A livery.

i believe AI has the only 787 in the livery, although NH, UA and AC all have more 787. UA has no plans for a 787 to have the livery.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 39264

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

i wonder if the US3 will try to capitalize on this with directly related marketing. Come on now. I know demonizing the US3 is now a trademark of this website, but really? Nobody in their right mind is going to run to their marketing department and say "hey lets capitalize on this security thre...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 39264

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights #electronicsban - Enables US-bound passengers to use their laptops and tablets until just before boarding - Customers can continue to use smart phones on board, staying connected with mobile telephone services and free Wi-Fi - El...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 4983

Re: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?

affordable, income tax-free retirement for former MA/RI/CT/NH state employees who are collecting state pensions. i know of one neighborhood near port charlotte that is almost exclusively retired CT corrections officers. this even led to a bill being proposed by a republican in the CT legislature tha...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1369
Views: 145009

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

They are going to expand and reconfigure the old US side of the terminal - consolidating security into one central checkpoint. Adding 75,000 sqf of space and renovating 70,000 sqf. Gates B-13 will be opened up to the rest of the terminal. https://www.massport.com/capitalprogramsattachments/L1375-C1...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 39264

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Maybe you have to put the laptop in the hold but take out the battery and keep it in your hand luggage. This would put me off flying to the US on one of these airlines - there's no way I'd feel comfortable checking in my laptop. I'd rather take the boat than do that. at many orgs, it's against poli...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 39264

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Y'all might want to wait with comments until it's official. Honestly this stuff is popping up on major news networks, no one references anything beyond a non-working link to the RJ tweet and an executive at Saudia, no one published a list of countries, nor an effective date, nor which U.S. governme...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 39264

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

let's speculate which 13 airlines would be affected. i'm guessing they would be those who have non-stop flights from the middle east (and apparently africa as well, according to the generally clueless CNN aviation reporter rene marsh). i'll include TK to get me to 13 instead of LY. here are my 13: S...

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