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by BerenErchamion
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier
Replies: 53
Views: 5109

Re: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier

Please keep this thread on topic and as politics-free as possible. Yes, I realize that's a big ask on this topic in this political climate, but if it can't be done, the thread will either have to be moved to Non Av or locked. ✈️ atcsundevil When/if I pay the extra money to make a Delta flight, I do...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3531

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

Seems like the bomb remark only happened after he was told he couldn't leave his bag unattended. I wonder if he just said, sarcastically, something along the lines of "Yeah, because there's totally a bomb in there" in response. Still an extremely ill-considered remark, but also not the sam...

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 220
Views: 23543

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

The only advantage really is assigned seating on most competitors. That seems like a disadvantage. With Southwest, I pay $15 for EBCI and am able to get the exit-row seat with no seat in front of it about half the time. Given that that's considerably less than the premium charged for exit rows on l...

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 220
Views: 23543

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

SteveXC500 wrote:
IFE on WN is obviously BYOD. Is that too much to ask of passengers?


A little bit, when there are no power outlets at the seat.

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 7427

Re: MCI Thread

What is it about glass specifically that would cause problems? My initial (uninformed) sense is that a congested tunnel is a congested tunnel, whatever it's made from (unless it's a flammable material, which as far as I know glass isn't).

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville
Replies: 27
Views: 2906

Re: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville

This would be wonderful. lovely thought but let us be real, there isn't even an Elvis International. True...and maybe there's still hope for MEM regarding that, but there is a Louis Armstrong (MSY), John Lennon (LPL), Bob Hope (BUR), John Wayne (SNA), and a terminal named after Sonny Bono at PSP. SN...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 17419

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

TryToFlySomeday wrote:
I want to place my bets on ISB's new airport


Dunno, did BA serve Constantinople?

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58415

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Plus, as I already mentioned the Highlander, Sequoia, Sienna, and Camry are still made in Indiana. Camry production at Lafayette ended last year; Camrys for the North American market are exclusively made in Georgetown, KY now. The Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna are still made in Indiana.... Correc...

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 793
Views: 58415

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Midwestindy wrote:
Plus, as I already mentioned the Highlander, Sequoia, Sienna, and Camry are still made in Indiana.


Camry production at Lafayette ended last year; Camrys for the North American market are exclusively made in Georgetown, KY now.

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 274
Views: 25600

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

Could the convenience, larger choice of flights and airlines, etc. at IND eventually "kill off" FWA air traffic? This year I've found it more convenient, more affordable, etc. to fly nonstop on WN to IND than fly via connections to FWA (even though FWA is my old hometown to which I travel...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Tanker Won't See Service With U.S. Forest Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2646

Re: 747 Tanker Won't See Service With U.S. Forest Service

That's the truth- I'm working with the NPS right now and they have a 13 billion dollar deferred maintenance backlog, and that's just the NPS. The Department of the Interior is in a funding crisis for which there is no excuse I'm not sure how that's relevant, since the USFS is an agency of the Depar...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747
Replies: 58
Views: 13766

Re: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747

Interestingly,flightmapper.net lists it as a 753.

I'm assuming flightmapper pulls its info from a GDS.

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by BerenErchamion
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747
Replies: 58
Views: 13766

Re: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747

DL 1352 is a regular daily redeye, though usually it's with a 739 and occasionally a 752. I booked it because I've only flown on a 747 once before (the 744 from DTW-SEA that ran one day last September, managed to snare a first-class upstairs seat that time), live in Socal, have family in the Detroit...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 25269

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

UA should simply change the contract rules and add the option to remove any passenger for any reason before take-off, as the airline sees fit. And you come to the same point, using force to to enforce a contract. Again the LEO should shake his/her head and leave the airline to its problem. You do n...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 25269

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

If someone enters my house and for some reason I decide I no longer want them there, I can ask them to leave. Legally, why can't United ask a person to exit their aircraft after they have boarded? Where is this codified? I'm not arguing whether they should (obviously it's poor business to randomly ...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 25269

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

If someone enters my house and for some reason I decide I no longer want them there, I can ask them to leave. Legally, why can't United ask a person to exit their aircraft after they have boarded? Where is this codified? I'm not arguing whether they should (obviously it's poor business to randomly ...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 25269

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Keith2004 wrote:
The handcuffs threat is what put this over the top.


What, exactly, are the police supposed to do when confronted with a trespasser who refuses to leave?

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes
Replies: 28
Views: 4716

Re: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes

Southwest charges for assigned seating whereas the US3 do not. Southwest doesn't charge extra for assigned seating, because Southwest has no option for assigned seating period, under any circumstances. In a way it does though, through it's priority boarding upsells Business Select, EarlyBird, and F...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes
Replies: 28
Views: 4716

Re: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes

jumbojet wrote:
Southwest charges for assigned seating whereas the US3 do not.


Southwest doesn't charge extra for assigned seating, because Southwest has no option for assigned seating period, under any circumstances.

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 51
Views: 7853

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

And of course anyone wanting to leave Seattle can sell their property at a high price, or escape the high rents. If we are in town May 1 we just stay in our north neighborhood. That's not the point though. These same goobers that protest year after year are the same people who are "fighting op...

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 51
Views: 7853

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

IPFreely wrote:
BerenErchamion wrote:
Indeed. The Boston Tea Party and American Revolution were only concerned with the rights of rich white guys; the protesters in Seattle are fighting to protect the rights of everyone.


Not everyone.


Yes, everyone.

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'
Replies: 27
Views: 3039

Re: London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'

The good thing about Dino Juice is that as the airplane flies, it gets lighter. Electric aircraft would face some serious structural issues at landing unless they find a way to make the plane land really fast and not use up a ton of runway. You'd just engineer for it. like how an aircraft carrier l...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 51
Views: 7853

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

Yes, people assembling and advocating or protesting is completely disgusting and un-American. It is not as though American history has not been shaped by a number of protests and popular movements. See, Boston Tea Party, American Revolution, Whiskey Rebellion, Slave Riots, Bonus Army, Civil Rights ...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 51
Views: 7853

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

Governor Jay "Spendslee" Inslee and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray have made Seattle a haven for freaks and losers. We can't even go downtown without some kind of BLM, oil pipeline, immigration, or women's protest. It is sick and I wouldn't be surprised at all to see this happen. To answer your ...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby
Replies: 37
Views: 7096

Re: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby

But those additions are almost all 175 seats, while retirements are 137 or 143 seats. The gap gets even smaller. And by next year the fleet is growing again. How will that actually help with fleet availability to serve more destinations, though? A plane can only go to one destination at a time, no ...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby
Replies: 37
Views: 7096

Re: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby

But those additions are almost all 175 seats, while retirements are 137 or 143 seats. The gap gets even smaller. And by next year the fleet is growing again. How will that actually help with fleet availability to serve more destinations, though? A plane can only go to one destination at a time, no ...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When was the last US widebody to LAX?
Replies: 17
Views: 4407

Re: When was the last US widebody to LAX?

From what I remember there were a couple days in December 2009 when the first two CLT-HNL flights had to drop in for a gas-and-go. After that point they started making the stops in PHX for fuel and the eventual maintenance diversions as well...not sure if they ever used LAX again before the flight ...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13697

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Do you consider soft drinks, twinkies, candy bars, sugary cereal, ice cream, doritos, energy drinks like Red Bull nutricious? Because billions are spent on those items via SNAP. 20oz bottle of Coke at 2 bucks? Yep, covered. You wonder why our children, particularly the poorer ones are unhealty, obe...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13697

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

This is a lively discussion, if the cities and towns that need the "Essential" Air Service, then no doubt they can prove they need it. We should always be putting all government tax payer funded programs under these reviews. It is good for everyone. This wont be an all or nothing outcome....

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 33099

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

dtw2hyd wrote:
There is no freaking way a A380(or any) landing gear will survive on a banked circle, if one edge of one landing gear first touches the runway.


Which is, you know, why they talk about changes to aircraft design that would be necessary to make this feasible.

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget
Replies: 37
Views: 6169

Re: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget

The group I fear that would lose the most out of privatization would be the GA group. The US has an enormous general aviation section and most of this is because of the non-privatization of ATC. Look at other countries that have privatized ATC and the lack of general aviation that they have in thei...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13697

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

It would certainly effect me since I have no car, so it is not easy to get to a major airport. I don't see how this is relevant. I own 3 cars. If I decide to sell them and live without any cars are other taxpayers obligated to provide me with transportation? Yes. We're a society. We're all in this ...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 33099

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

I am just complaining about the noise generated by empty vessels. Even Casey Niestat would have showed more technical details than this guy in the video. How dense do you have to be to not understand that a three-minute video produced for mass consumption in no way reflects the full expanse of the ...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 33099

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

Takeoff/approach paths ILS ATC weather probably at least 5 more!!! Too many factors and issues to be considered and answered for this to work. Except they've, you know, considered them. And they're well aware that this concept would require a major reconsideration and even redesign of all levels of...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 33099

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

I have only read the articles superficially, but on a Danish website a commentator noted that the inventor apparently believes that aircraft will be able to fly at slower speeds during a circular landing (as opposed to straight-in approaches of today). That point alone shows how little the person b...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13697

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

dk1967 wrote:
As for highways, let's agree that states should pay for them, too.


So states with large areas to span but low populations are out of luck?

The American federal system is a disaster. It was a bad idea from the start, and it's only gotten worse since. We should forget about it.

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13697

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Why do remote areas get a pass? If it's not self sustaining commercially, shouldn't the burden of paying for the service be the responsibility of those communities themselves? I'm sorry that the idea of being a part of a society, where we're all in this together, is something you find so objectiona...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 33099

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

Looks like multi $Million EU funded study failed to answer some common sense questions. How do you know? Because you saw a 3-minute video that was distilled and packaged for mass consumption? Don't make assumptions about what the people doing the study did or did not think of until you've read the ...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget
Replies: 37
Views: 6169

Re: Trump calls for air traffic control spin-off in budget

flymia wrote:
DOE or TSA is a much larger issue in my opinion and those are smart cuts.


Yeah, if we ensure that kids have an awareness of the world around them then next thing you know, they might be saying that there are some things wrong with our society and offer ways to fix it!

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13697

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Revelation wrote:
b747400erf wrote:
This President was supposed to be fighting for the little people, now his cuts are going to hurt them the most.


People who believed that are getting exactly what they deserve.


Yeah, but they're bringing decent society down with them.

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13697

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

There is no alternate if the rest of the 101 "Last Chance Grade" goes down the cliff. Then your State should repair your highway instead And in the meantime? Because, you know, major highway reconstruction projects don't happen overnight... This proposed budget is nothing more than the ba...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13697

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

There is a reason the airlines dropped the cities. There is, but economic efficiency and social value are not the same thing. For example, social welfare programs are a drag on economic efficiency, but we have them because decent people agree that keeping people from dying of starvation is more imp...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 33099

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

So much "I don't understand how it works, therefore it's a stupid idea" in here. Maybe it is a bad idea. On the other hand, I doubt the people who came up with this are idiots unfamiliar with aviation--unless you've read the report (the actual research report, not the distillation into a v...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight AA109 LHR-LAX diverted to KEF
Replies: 53
Views: 8952

Re: AA in KEF

jumbojet wrote:
pull more workers to help the flight.


Yeah, because it's not like they're needed for the regularly scheduled traffic or anything...

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 Most Iconic Airliners
Replies: 35
Views: 2934

Re: Top 5 Most Iconic Airliners

Connie
L-1011
DC-3
Concorde
747

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 NFL Charters
Replies: 67
Views: 12274

Re: 2016 NFL Charters

Here are the flight numbers and departure airport .. So far .. I will add as I can find more Baltimore - AAL 9424 (BWI) This one is perplexing. If you look at the AAL9424 history on Flightaware, it's clear that that # is also being used for the Colts. In fact, for Week 2,when both the Colts and the...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Total Cycles/time
Replies: 12
Views: 5648

Re: RE: Total Cycles/time

The Twin Otter has life limited wings. At 35,000 hours (or less for the 100/200 series), the wing boxes and mainframes must be replaced. Many operators choose to do this as there is no life limit on any other airframe component and the aircraft is not replaceable. Didn't Viking Air restart producti...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK
Replies: 127
Views: 28279

RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bmacleod" class="quote" target="_blank">bmacleod</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American "Football"... 3 Hours Of Boredom
Replies: 115
Views: 5537

RE: American "Football"... 3 Hours Of Boredom

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Revelation" class="quote" target="_blank">Revelation</a> (<a href="#94" class="quote">Reply 94</a>):<br/><i>Offered without comment, as none is ...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carson Likens Abortion To Slavery
Replies: 101
Views: 3299

RE: Carson Likens Abortion To Slavery

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pyrex" class="quote" target="_blank">Pyrex</a> (<a href="#61" class="quote">Reply 61</a>):<br/><i>Liberals care. That is why they fight school c...

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