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by KTPAFlyer
Tue May 30, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Awesome tool to check sunlight duration for flights
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Awesome tool to check sunlight duration for flights

I was reading OMAAT when I came across this incredibly useful tool for checking the light/dark cycle outside. I've been looking for something like this for years and I'm very glad to have finally come across one. Plugging in flights like QF11 SYD-LAX for example shows you how the flight is strategic...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon May 29, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA servers hit by serious IT malfunction
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: PIA servers hit by serious IT malfunction

AWACSooner wrote:
Notice how the article said BA was hacked?


Yeah, I was wondering about that too

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon May 29, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA servers hit by serious IT malfunction
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

PIA servers hit by serious IT malfunction

https://www.dawn.com/news/1336133/pia-i ... standstill
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PIA's operations were effectively grounded at 9AM Monday with flights brought to a standstill and booking systems down.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1336133/pia-i ... standstill

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun May 28, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the absolute farthest a 777-200LR can fly in a pax config with restrictions?
Replies: 15
Views: 3915

What is the absolute farthest a 777-200LR can fly in a pax config with restrictions?

Hello A.net, SQ was unique amongst airlines in that it had a special pax configuration for ULH routes as it had a weight penalty needed to make those routes work. With the advent of the 777-200LR, we now have a plane that has way more range than any airline currently uses. Before anyone flames me, I...

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun May 28, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 11016

Re: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?

A merger of EK and EY would've been possible if construction on the midfield project in AUH hadn't advanced so far. EY has invested good money (unlike their other investments) in ensuring AUH can compete with DOH and DWC in the future, and makes a merger that much more unlikely.

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat May 27, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 192
Views: 23805

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

Why are non BA ops at LHR and LGW affected?

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat May 27, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 192
Views: 23805

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

AWACSooner wrote:
still...do they not have redundancy?


Of course not, I mean these are airlines we're talking about after all :D

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu May 25, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does the Canarsie approach exist?
Replies: 6
Views: 2298

Why does the Canarsie approach exist?

Hello A.net, Numerous videos can be found on YouTube of the JFK Canarise approach, but what exactly necessitates it in the first place? Airports like DCA require clearance of P-56 airspace, is this the same for the airspace above Manhattan? In that case it would be understandable, but I have landed ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu May 25, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Industry CEO Ranking
Replies: 16
Views: 2897

Re: Airline Industry CEO Ranking

Somebody please tell me why the hell AF is still running KLM?

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu May 25, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?
Replies: 63
Views: 8278

Re: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?

MCO is unique in that it is the only US airport to have a foreign carrier's logo on the jetways:

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu May 25, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?
Replies: 63
Views: 8278

Re: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?

MCO is unique in that it has 3 jetways with the VS logo on them. I believe that this is the only such case of a foreign airline's logo on a jetway at a US airport, but VS has a substantial operation with a minimum of 3 daily flights and a maximum of 6, so it's warranted.

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 24, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?
Replies: 28
Views: 6476

Re: Emirates downgrades SFO to 77W effective 5NOV17

If Air India are responsible for this reduction, more power to them. It has been said over a thousand times, especially here on A.net, but people way overestimate AI's ability to take market share just by adding a nonstop. Does SFO-DEL have good LF's? Absolutely. But this is not even close to enoug...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 24, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight diverted after baby powder found onboard
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Easyjet flight diverted after baby powder found onboard

Hello A.net, Looks like some pax on board Easyjet 8909 had a scare when a mysterious white powder was found onboard. After diverting from Pula and evacuating the aircraft, authorities at Gatwick did forensic testing of a sample and later determined it to be harmless baby milk powder. You can't make ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 24, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?
Replies: 28
Views: 6476

Re: Emirates downgrades SFO to 77W effective 5NOV17

Does a B77W have the range to do DXB-SFO? 13041 km is quite long for any B77W flight, especially one with a higher-density 10-abreast economy. Does anybody know if EK have any HGW 77W, the ones with 351.5 tonnes MTOW? (For example while Jet Airways "Jetihad" 9W 6598 operated AUH-SFO they ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue May 23, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?
Replies: 28
Views: 6476

Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/05/emirat ... dubai-sfo/
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Reports are emerging of further downgrades, this time in the form of the 777 replacing the A380 on DXB-SFO.

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/05/emirat ... dubai-sfo/

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue May 23, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 51
Views: 17904

First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

https://mobile.twitter.com/A350_Product ... 3265625089
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Hello A.net,

Came across a tweet out of Toulouse stating that the first flight of the Delta A350 is scheduled soon and shows a picture of what appears to be their first A350.

https://mobile.twitter.com/A350_Product ... 3265625089

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue May 23, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 12526

Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

Hello A.net, With the inevitable end of the 747-8 program not too far, what airline is the most likely to place an order for the final few frames? I can think of at least a few airlines that would be serious contenders if they got a great "end of the line" sale with Boeing at fire sale pri...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon May 22, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with only one 747 pax service left
Replies: 67
Views: 6457

Re: Airports with only one 747 pax service left

Is VX the only operator at MCO? I hardly ever make it out there I prefer TPA since I work there obviously. I don't really remember seeing any 747's there except for virgins. Lady Penelope and I have a love hate relationship. Lufthansa still flies a 744 unless anything has changed, which is unlikely.

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon May 22, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 7612

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

I'll bet on CX. I think a lot of people have the mindset that CX is in no position to try new things but that's exactly what they need to do, and it's good that they're doing it. Routes like MIA should be strong, and the fact that it is the only carrier from the Far East in Florida gives it a huge c...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon May 22, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with only one 747 pax service left
Replies: 67
Views: 6457

Re: Airports with only one 747 pax service left

TWA772LR wrote:
If you discount "scheduled charters" IAH only has a daily 74M from KLM.


I think BA still flies a 744 because I saw one recently in March, although I'm not sure if that's changed between now and then.

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon May 22, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with only one 747 pax service left
Replies: 67
Views: 6457

Re: Airports with only one 747 pax service left

Armodeen wrote:
MAN only has VS these days, although they do fly multiple destinations with it.


Just realized that by that metric, DTW has only DL, but they fly it to multiple destinations as well.

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun May 21, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with only one 747 pax service left
Replies: 67
Views: 6457

Airports with only one 747 pax service left

Hello A.net,

Thought this might be an interesting thread, feel free to add any airports that come to mind.

DFW (BA)
EWR (LH)
PHL (BA)
PHX (BA)
IAD (LH)

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun May 21, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: qatar airways is the official partner for the FIFA 2022
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: qatar airways is the official partner for the FIFA 2022

FIFA and QR = Worst kept secret ever

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat May 20, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA31: Pax Attempts Cockpit Breech?
Replies: 27
Views: 5620

Re: AA31: Pax Attempts Cockpit Breech?

This would be very serious if true. It also shows how unbelievably ineffective the current ban is at accomplishing anything.

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu May 18, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-EU laptop ban abandoned; scrutiny increases over decision to leave ME ban in place
Replies: 58
Views: 5981

US-EU laptop ban abandoned; scrutiny increases over decision to leave ME ban in place

Hello A.net, Recent news has indicated that a meeting in Brussels has resulted in the abandonment of a proposed US-EU laptop ban due to concerns over lithium batteries in the cargo hold and backlash from business travelers in addition to lobbying from US and EU carriers about the impact of such a ba...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu May 18, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L
Replies: 17
Views: 3559

Re: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L

Based on the picture, the east end of the L extension is pretty cl ose to the west end of T5, and part of me wonders that if they're doing construction in that area, why not make the extension a little longer and finish the job by finally connecting the the two airside, but hey, that's just me. Goo...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 17, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L
Replies: 17
Views: 3559

Re: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L

Based on the picture, the east end of the L extension is pretty close to the west end of T5, and part of me wonders that if they're doing construction in that area, why not make the extension a little longer and finish the job by finally connecting the the two airside, but hey, that's just me.

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 17, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTransat (TS) To Start YUL/YYZ-TPA
Replies: 32
Views: 2595

Re: AirTransat (TS) To Start YUL/YYZ-TPA

The only solution is to rebuild the Skyway or build a new port. Lol, there's no way they would ever rebuild that bridge, you would literally have to crash another ship into it before that happens. (Locals will understand this reference) And building a new port, Ed Bastian and AAB would be best budd...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 17, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTransat (TS) To Start YUL/YYZ-TPA
Replies: 32
Views: 2595

Re: AirTransat (TS) To Start YUL/YYZ-TPA

MAH4546 - Flying to/from one of the top-rated airports in the US and access to Central FL points before or after cruise time is a draw for visitors. Surely, you jest... Obviously, I'm going to come across as super biased based on my screen name, but TPA is actually one of the better airports in the...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 17, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Policy for CBP detentions across US airports
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Policy for CBP detentions across US airports

Until then CBP will continue to question people closely, especially those who hail from certain areas such as the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (i.e. Pakistan, Afghanistan). Whether we want to admit it or not, most of the external threats to the U.S. comes from those areas. Unless that t...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 17, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Policy for CBP detentions across US airports
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Policy for CBP detentions across US airports

Hello A.net, I was under the impression that after the recent institution of the travel ban, things would eventually sort themselves out as CBP officers start to understand who is allowed and who is not. However, somewhat alarmingly, the number of detentions has been increasing at many airports (inc...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 17, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation incidents where ARFF made the difference
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Aviation incidents where ARFF made the difference

Hello A.net, I passed through TPA yesterday and as I looked at the BA 777 preparing for the flight back to LGW, I took a quick look at the reg and realized it was G-VIIO! I had to do a double take and went around a second time to get a better look and took a picture of it as well. Seeing it back at ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 17, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?
Replies: 24
Views: 4684

Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?

Hello A.net, Some time ago, I recall DL and VS made some changes for DTW and SEA and IIRC, VS would begin ops at SEA and end at DTW. Regarding DTW, the frequency previously operated by a VS A330 is now operated on DL metal. SEA uses a 787 so it is unlikely that this swap had anything to do with equi...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon May 15, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official US Domestic (ex HI) Widebody thread 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 7816

Re: Wide body service in the US

UA 764 IAD-IAH

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun May 14, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft accidents investigated with the help of plane spotters
Replies: 17
Views: 3305

Re: Aircraft accidents investigated with the help of plane spotters

I can't recall a specific incident like this other than I believe someone captured the BA 777 crash landing at LHR. I believe you are referring to this: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/01_04/p31plane1DM_800x543.jpg http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/01_04/p31plane2DM_800x492.jpg

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun May 14, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH: NZ 772 to 789, KL 744 to 789
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

IAH: NZ 772 to 789, KL 744 to 789

NZ AKL-IAH goes to the 789 effective 8DEC17, KLM AMS-IAH goes to the 789 some time between 25MAR18 and 06JUN18. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272788/air-new-zealand-adds-new-boeing-787-configuration-from-dec-2017/ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272725/klm-s18-lon...

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat May 13, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 6611

Re: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX

Guys, this isn't some sort of mystery. I'm amazed no one has thought to check AA's website, they've already loaded the 789 and the 77W hasn't magically vanished. The rumor that MIA-LAX on the 77W will end is exactly that- a rumor, and not one of much substance. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4183/34...

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat May 13, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Websites with old airplane seat maps?...
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Websites with old airplane seat maps?...

I know the Delta 747 hasn't retired yet, but I thought it might be a good idea to upload it for the future:

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri May 12, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28517

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

The tougher the security stance is getting in the world, not just in aviation, but in general is starting to make me to question the validity of this approach all together. Will we ever go back to the days when you could just show up to your flight and board your flight without having to strip down,...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu May 11, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to find gate numbers for a past flight
Replies: 3
Views: 492

How to find gate numbers for a past flight

Hello A.net,

Does anyone know of a way to find what gate was used for a past flight? Flightaware is kind of hit or miss, is there a better method out there? All contributions appreciated, thank you.

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu May 11, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28517

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

Varsity1 wrote:
It's funny how a bunch of nobodies believe they know more than the world's most powerful intelligence agencies.


That may have been true a couple days ago, but now our guess is just as good as their's. Talk about throwing caution to the wind...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu May 11, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28517

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

rj777 wrote:
Boy are Air Canada, West Jet, Aeromexico, and Volaris going to jump all over this!


Now we know the real reason Westjet ordered those 787's last week :stirthepot:

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu May 11, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning
Replies: 62
Views: 7826

Re: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning

Looking through this thread has made me realize how lucky we are to get bored of seeing B6 around here all the time! Talk about a good problem to have, I've been taking it for granted it all these years, but the more I think about it, the more I realize how many big holes are in the network...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 10, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28517

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

Unfortunately, I feel like it will take a jet downed because of this ban to shock this administration into submission. This would be truly horrific, but a scary number of people take it for granted that cabin fires can be put out so quickly and effectively... cargo fires cannot (Valujet 592). Arnold...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 10, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14464

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

As a Customer Service Agent for a major airline, I have learned the flying public will not tell the truth. When they are wrong and the conversation is not on their side they then start recording. A few days ago this happened to us with a delayed flight I was working. Many of the passengers began re...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 10, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14464

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

I'm going to take the side of the agent on this one. These days most of us here on A.net can tell when pax are trying to cash in by threatening negative press, especially post 3411, and pulling out your camera to film an agent is the equivalent of saying "That'll show 'em!" If I was the ag...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed May 10, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 245
Views: 20853

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

It's not out of the realm of possibility to see AI at IAH, the fact that Etihad doesn't fly there leaves just enough room for AI to squeeze into the market and make something work with the UA hub on top of a decent sized Indian community. But DFW? Are you kidding me? DFW is the mother of all AA hubs...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue May 09, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 7612

MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

Emilio Gonzalez spoke at IATA last week, hinting that the first East Asian airline is likely to be Japanese, not Chinese (shocker) and that they will make a small bundle. My only question: What the heck is a "small bundle!?!" http://www.thenextmiami.com/asian-passenger-airline-serve-mia-wi...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue May 09, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub
Replies: 78
Views: 19822

Re: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub

I'm sure there's some logic behind this, but I find it amazing that 115 is the limit for DXB. I have no doubt that this number factors in how many are in the air and on the ground at peak time, but I have flown into DXB on multiple occasions when it is almost ghostly empty. It's possible that it's t...

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