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by Adipocere
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 274
Views: 15796

Re: Power outage in ATL

That I did not expect. Why would BA not divert into CLT where there is a much bigger OW presence for onward flight options to ATL or wherever else their pax on the flight were headed to? Probaby because IAD is a BA destination with gates, ground crew, and staff, whereas CLT is not? Oh yes, that's a...

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by Adipocere
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 274
Views: 15796

Re: Power outage in ATL

LHRFlyer wrote:
BA has diverted its LHR-ATL flight 227 to IAD.


That I did not expect. Why would BA not divert into CLT where there is a much bigger OW presence for onward flight options to ATL or wherever else their pax on the flight were headed to?

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by Adipocere
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 274
Views: 15796

Re: Power outage in ATL

One question: In the event of a complete power outage, how does the FIS handle passengers in that case? I know for inbound international flights, they can divert to another airport that has CBP, but what if that international flight (if it doesn't have pre-clearance) has already landed the moment t...

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by Adipocere
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA summer 2018 adds
Replies: 80
Views: 10316

Re: AA summer 2018 adds

With FLG now adding nonstops from DFW and LAX - is this the first salvo in AA's long anticipated dehubbing of PHX? One of the key rationales that keeps getting presented in favor of PHX being retained as a hub was its connectivity to the smaller cities in the vicinity. But if AA can reach these plac...

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by Adipocere
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 18261

Re: United ending Xian

I think this ends any immediate hopes of SFO - Urumqi or Kashgar.

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by Adipocere
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mumbai Airport Breaks World Record for Number of Flights in 24 Hours
Replies: 21
Views: 7793

Re: Mumbai Airport Breaks World Record for Number of Flights in 24 Hours

How safe is this? Especially with fog and ILS issues plaguing Indian airports - this seems as wise as the Titanic trying to break the Atlantic crossing speed record..

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by Adipocere
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain
Replies: 17
Views: 4090

Re: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain

So PHX would go from Skyharbor Airport to McCain International Airport? Golly.. I wonder if they'd change the code to MCC or something a la Idlewild to JFK.

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by Adipocere
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 12641

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

Did this even happen when smog was over Beijing skies for an entire month during winter times? Find this very surprising. That would have been upset many people in China, who would have seen it through a nationalistic lens. Even if a similar reaction happens in India - China is far more richer and ...

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by Adipocere
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways HINT Islamabad airport for resumption flights
Replies: 34
Views: 4601

Re: British Airways HINT Islamabad airport for resumption flights

If this does materialise it will probably be one of the 3 class G-YMM* which will become 10Y eventually. I really think they'd continue pushing the 788's on to high yielding routes. The new British Airways are trying to stay ahead. One of two things will happen: Scenario A. BA will send the old 777...

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by Adipocere
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Staff Manhandles Passenger At Delhi Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Re: IndiGo Staff Manhandles Passenger At Delhi Airport

Wow.. does Indigo mean United in Hindi??

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by Adipocere
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 16535

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

Unless there's an accident on the highway, PHX - TUS is quicker to drive once you add check-in, security, taxiing and baggage claim to the time spent in the air.

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by Adipocere
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 13014

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

I think once/if Los Angeles builds a new airport on a manmade island like KIX or HKG, and/or once DFW builds extra runways and terminals - PHX is done for.

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by Adipocere
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A321 not popular in India?
Replies: 16
Views: 4833

Re: Why is the A321 not popular in India?

India is a small country (flight time wise) - you can get almost anywhere within a 2.5 hr flight window.

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by Adipocere
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortened call signs?
Replies: 25
Views: 3661

Re: Shortened call signs?

Are there any rules on picking a call sign? Does some bureaucrat have to sign off on the chosen names (like someone at the DMV would for vanity plates to make sure they aren't offensive etc). Are airlines just free to pick Cactus or Dynasty or other random words?

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by Adipocere
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 20059

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

I can't see United building a new hub in the SE given current dynamics and saturation. The only move I can foresee them making, hub wise, is probably making a go for PHX - once(if?) AA de hubs and WN drastically scales back PHX to shift traffic to HOU/DAL.

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by Adipocere
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 32
Views: 4268

Re: Air service between India and China

Per capita income of the average Indian is less than half that of the average Chinese. As others have already said there isn't a lot of VFR traffic between the two countries to fill the back end of airplanes. Most Indian companies I have worked with are loathe to send their employees in premium cabi...

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by Adipocere
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Lufthansa Start AUS?
Replies: 51
Views: 3807

Re: Will Lufthansa Start AUS?

Would love to see Korean Air come to Austin. There's a lot more chance of than in the near future than Lufthansa. There are credible rumors saying that they have been looking at Austin recently, Samsung is likely a huge influence if the route does happen. Does KE fly anywhere in the Americas that i...

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by Adipocere
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?
Replies: 38
Views: 10163

Re: US Air Force will recall 1k retired pilots: impact on airlines?

I don't get it, how would the Air Force compel unwilling people to join up? Also how motivated and effective will a bunch of conscripts be against a determined enemy? Won't they just be cannon fodder??

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by Adipocere
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4672

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

Since the conventional wisdom is that PHX gets dehubbed by AA after the merger driven regulatory cool-off period, maybe BA will then move the 744 they use on the PHX run to CLT?

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by Adipocere
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15899

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

UA/B6 would creat a significantly large mega-airline. Would this force Wall Streets hand to push for a DL/AA merger in response? Or would that set off a race between DL and AA to merge with WN not be left out as the bridesmaid with no one left to merge with? I would be shocked if AA or DL would eve...

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by Adipocere
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3567

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

Most people commenting here are frequent flyers. The perpetrator is a 70 year old timer who may not fly much.. maybe this guy was flying to see his brother after decades.. like after 1975 or so. Was he stupid - yes, he certainly deserves a fine and a night in the cooler, but is he some Guantanamo le...

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by Adipocere
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Customs at Seoul
Replies: 13
Views: 1200

Re: Customs at Seoul

Depends on what flights arrive ahead of you. If you got a 777 full of new arrivals from China just ahead of you, then be prepared to wait 45 - 60 minutes in line. The last time it happened to me, I just had people cutting lines, families split into multiple lines holding spots for whoever got to the...

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by Adipocere
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15899

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

UA/B6 would creat a significantly large mega-airline. Would this force Wall Streets hand to push for a DL/AA merger in response? Or would that set off a race between DL and AA to merge with WN not be left out as the bridesmaid with no one left to merge with?

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by Adipocere
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 669
Views: 174252

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

How does Canada handle potential visa violations from any passengers who normally would not qualify for visa-less entry? I vaguely remember an uproar about 10 years ago, when Canada began arresting non-Western/ non-white passengers on mainly Europe-Mexico/S.A flights - that happened to divert into C...

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by Adipocere
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9
Replies: 60
Views: 10741

Re: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9

How about they enlarge the photo and cut the tail fin to be in the outline of the singers head itself?

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by Adipocere
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales
Replies: 24
Views: 721

Re: Rise in passenger arrests prompts Ryanair call for curb on pre-flight drinking

I don't know much about English culture. I always thought they were quite stoic and stodgy to get inebriated in public (stiff upper lip and all that). Is drinking a big deal in the U.K., as bad as the frat/jock cultures on US college campuses?

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by Adipocere
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUS loses Mexico service
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

Re: TUS loses Mexico service

Ha.. i was looking to fly to MEX from TUS. Tickets are half the price compared to the same connectors originating out of PHX. Don't know why PHX-MEX is $750+ On AA whereas TUS-MEX is $350..

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by Adipocere
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.
Replies: 51
Views: 10416

Re: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.

A LCC and a legacy? Not going to happen. If there's any mergers in the future I would expect it to be between the largest and the weakest US3 - like DL either gobbling up UA or AA.

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by Adipocere
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Appoints First Female CEO in its History
Replies: 35
Views: 3585

Re: Iran Air Appoints First Female CEO in its History

Wow. This is great. For some reason I thought women weren't allowed to even drive in Iran. Good luck to Ms. Sharafbafi.

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by Adipocere
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 12745

Re: Air India adds LAX

flyguy84 wrote:
787fan8 wrote:
DFW or IAH is next

IAH would make sense being a *A hub.


I don't think that matters. UA is already giving AI an extreme cold shoulder. UA wants to funnel all India traffic through Lufthansa. AI is floating on its own in the United States.

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by Adipocere
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines to join Oneworld
Replies: 36
Views: 8942

Re: Airlines to join Oneworld

I can think of a dark horse from the subcontinent like a Biman or Pakistan International before any major airline decides to jump in.

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by Adipocere
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 39
Views: 5310

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

A rapper called "Takeoff" kicked off a flight?? Seriously?? This article sounds like the script to a SNL skit.

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by Adipocere
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?
Replies: 52
Views: 5120

Re: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?

Billions of people live within 7 hours flying time out of the ME. Can't say the same about any airport in North America, a continent flanked by two large oceans to the East and the West plus a very thinly populated country to the North.

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by Adipocere
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is protected US domestic market really unique?
Replies: 56
Views: 4408

Re: Is protected US domestic market really unique?

In my opinion, it would be beneficial if policy would allow foreign crews to fly on US flights much like the cruise industry does. Would you really be willing to sacrifice the safety? Why would it affect safety? As you said pay attracts talent, so pay just enough to attract the best of the best fro...

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by Adipocere
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is protected US domestic market really unique?
Replies: 56
Views: 4408

Re: Is protected US domestic market really unique?

In my opinion, it would be beneficial if policy would allow foreign crews to fly on US flights much like the cruise industry does.

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by Adipocere
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ
Replies: 30
Views: 7036

Re: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ

Is this just posturing by the DA? Isn't this going to get pled down to some soup kitchen work at the end of the day??

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by Adipocere
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 9037

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

Karachi, Pakistan. There could be a first mover advantage since no Western airlines fly into Pakistan currently (at least ones with an on board pilot, not in Nevada)

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by Adipocere
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest cities not served by WN
Replies: 107
Views: 12381

Re: Largest cities not served by WN

WN does not serve CRW, in fact the whole state of WV is not served by WN.

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by Adipocere
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 5039

Re: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018

Looking at the map Las Vegas indeed appears to be closer to the Grand Canyon than Phoenix. Still a distance, but less. Of course Nevada has a lot of other national parks, but since they are hardly known in Europe they don't draw that many tourists. Did you mean to say Utah? Nevada has exactly one n...

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by Adipocere
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 13377

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

PHX - Despite being surrounded by the 5th largest city and the 12th biggest metro area in the US, is served by exactly 1 transoceanic international flight per day, largely due to the poor quality of its population/ flyer base. And things are only going to get worse with conventional wisdom pointing ...

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by Adipocere
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 29531

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

SMF, GEG, BOI and ABQ come to mind. GEG and BOI seem like stretches, SMF might be able to serve as a secondary airport for the bay area. I think once you start counting SMF as an outlying Bay Area city then I don't think it should be considered a "secondary city" - it would become part of...

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by Adipocere
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 29531

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

SMF, GEG, BOI and ABQ come to mind.

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by Adipocere
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 145320

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

What does this mean? Why would their neighbor countries shoot at QR flights that maybe carrying a large number of neutral or Western citizens?

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by Adipocere
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA169 LAX-NRT Diversion
Replies: 12
Views: 3287

Re: AA169 LAX-NRT Diversion

BoeingGuy wrote:
Why didn't they go to PDX or SEA then since they were much closer?


If the pilots didn't deem it a dire emergency, then it could be proximity to other AA wide bodies that could take care of the passengers while the plane could get fixed?

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by Adipocere
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 24011

Re: Ryanair back to deliberately pissing people off: seat assignments all over the aircraft

Intra-Europe are all short hops. I don't worry too much about seating unless the flight segment is 10+ hours.

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by Adipocere
Wed May 31, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EK instructed by Chinese government to remove Taiwanese flag from crew uniform
Replies: 30
Views: 9136

Re: EK instructed by Chinese government to remove Taiwanese flag from crew uniform

Interesting.. does this no flag policy apply to other countries which have territorial disputes with China? Are Japanese, Indian or Vietnamese flags banned in China too? What flags do those countries fly in their Beijing embassies, assuming they have one?

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by Adipocere
Tue May 30, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western airlines at Kabul?
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Western airlines at Kabul?

If my memory serves me right, Aeroflot flew into Kabul during communist times.

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by Adipocere
Mon May 29, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CMH "Exciting Announcement" May 30th
Replies: 68
Views: 11986

Re: CMH "Exciting Announcement" May 30th

EK to DXB!??!

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by Adipocere
Mon May 29, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 16612

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on Indian Workers

Before jumping too quick to adjudicate blame, it's well worth some introspection from BA to look at their outsourcing policies. India has a wide swathe of IT shops, a few with world class capabilities and a whole huge pyramid underneath filled with pretenders, fakers and hangers on, ridden with patr...

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