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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will the aviation industry change if MH370 is never found?
Replies: 34
Views: 3002

How will the aviation industry change if MH370 is never found?

Hello A.net, Unfortunately, the prospects of finding MH370 are increasingly narrowing as the searched area increases and as even the wreckage of AF447 was found in less time. It has now been just over three years since MH370 lost radar contact on March 8, 2014 and we may soon be forced to accept the...

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK
Replies: 84
Views: 10603

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

I remember when I had to show to the security that my laptop really works by switching it on at the checkpoint. Wonder what would have happened if I had run out of energy before that. Simple. You hand over possession of the laptop to the authorities. That's what I had to do in Dubai. After 3 securi...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY 787--Single vs Dual Jet Bridge Use
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: DY 787--Single vs Dual Jet Bridge Use

Tristarsteve wrote:
ARN does not have any gates with double bridges.
The B787 has a problem using jetbridge at door L1 as the AOA probe is very close to the door. Many airlines have banned the normal use of L1 because of this.


Is this on the 789 as well?

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK
Replies: 84
Views: 10603

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

SCQ83 wrote:
I doubt this will ever happen. The tourism industry in some cities like New York would collapse. European tourism would just vanish.


We live in interesting times...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK
Replies: 84
Views: 10603

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

readytotaxi wrote:
Hope it does not happen but I think all options are open, as they are with North Korea. My :twocents:


:lol:

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK
Replies: 84
Views: 10603

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Frankly, I hope this bites us in the rear end economically. The Trump administration has taken this country in a very dark direction and America will not wake up until we see the ramifications of policies like this.


Yup, it's going to get worse before it gets better.

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK
Replies: 84
Views: 10603

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

If your business is that important to your company, a workaround will be found. Upload files to the cloud or put them on a thumb drive and use a computer locally at the other end, for example. And if you're taking a laptop on vacation, you're doing it wrong. If you absolutely cannot fly without you...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sairenade--Kenny G Sets The Flight To Music On DL TPA-LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Sairenade--Kenny G Sets The Flight To Music On AA TPA-LAX

If it's for a good cause, I don't have an issue with it. What's more surprising is the fact that they were flying TPA-LAX! Last time I checked, only DL flew this route.

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK
Replies: 84
Views: 10603

US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

Reports of a possible UK-US ban on electronics between the two countries are emerging. This would have huge ramifications on the NYC-LON market in particular and would have massive effects for both US and UK carriers. If this is true, then it looks like the past ban really was not targeted at the ME...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Southeast Asia - USA Market
Replies: 34
Views: 3801

Re: The Southeast Asia - USA Market

Mods, please delete above, my post duplicated.

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Southeast Asia - USA Market
Replies: 34
Views: 3801

Re: The Southeast Asia - USA Market

The other problem is the ME3 flying the other way; the ME3 have cornered the SEA market if one chooses not to fly TPAC. While there are a number of reasons why someone may choose to do this, one thing a lot of people don't realize is that for the price sensitive market that is SEA, the TPAC5 cater ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Southeast Asia - USA Market
Replies: 34
Views: 3801

Re: The Southeast Asia - USA Market

The other problem is the ME3 flying the other way; the ME3 have cornered the SEA market if one chooses not to fly TPAC. While there are a number of reasons why someone may choose to do this, one thing a lot of people don't realize is that for the price sensitive market that is SEA, the TPAC5 cater ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Southeast Asia - USA Market
Replies: 34
Views: 3801

Re: The Southeast Asia - USA Market

Prost wrote:
I know a lot of Seattle people who have flown SEA-DXB-BKK. The ME3 do get some of the traffic from NA to SE Asia.


I probably should've clarified SEA meant Southeast Asia, not Seattle, but nonetheless the point is the same.

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 98
Views: 12262

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

AUH. Suffice to say the Midfield complex is coming, but it can't come soon enough. EY will become competitive when it opens, but until it opens AUH desperately needs more gates. Have you seen how many planes they park on the harstand!?! On a side note, I can never understand why DXB and DOH always h...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS and DY duke it out at SEA: Who will win?
Replies: 13
Views: 2846

VS and DY duke it out at SEA: Who will win?

Hello A.net, With VS's commencement of SEA and DY's recent announcement, the SEA-LON market seems to have warmed up again. The reason I bring this up is that often times, when DY enters a market, it undercuts the existing and longtime established players and grabs a chunk of the traffic between a ci...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Southeast Asia - USA Market
Replies: 34
Views: 3801

Re: The Southeast Asia - USA Market

There are several challenges with ASEAN-US flights affecting yield, frequency, and volume. The first one is that many of them overflies existing NE Asia airports on the great circle route, which is another way of saying the yield will be low because direct flight has to compete with 1-stop that are...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will IAD Tier 2 (New Concourse C/D) Ever Be Built?
Replies: 29
Views: 2887

Re: Will IAD Tier 2 (New Concourse C/D) Ever Be Built?

Honestly, I don't think there is any problem with the current terminal. While not the shiniest in the world, or even as good as A/B across the taxiway, it does its job well and is far from the worst. I think it's here to stay and that's not necessarily a bad thing, although I would imagine that some...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Takeoff acoustics at KSAN
Replies: 16
Views: 2373

Re: Takeoff acoustics at KSAN

I don't think think it's quiet because of the blast deflectors, because those only deflect thrust, not noise. I'm guessing it's because they do a turn 'n burn after rolling past the displaced threshold, to avoid this specific problem. That said, there are airports where you can get even closer to th...

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A30 ATL-MCO Once a week
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: Virgin A30 ATL-MCO Once a week

Very interesting... :stirthepot:

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgins 747 back at LHR, nice to see.
Replies: 14
Views: 5149

Re: Virgins 747 back at LHR, nice to see.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Mark_Fetters ... 6018735105

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LAX772LR wrote:
KTPAFlyer wrote:
and when the Lufthansa and Delta 747 were here at the same time

What was a DL 747 doing there?


Equipment swap from DTW

https://mobile.twitter.com/Mark_Fetters ... 6018735105

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Construction for ATL A380 gate underway
Replies: 16
Views: 3065

Construction for ATL A380 gate underway

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 4171934547
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Looks like ATL is expanding F3 for the A380, it makes me wonder if AF will consolidate the two 777's into an A380. We shall see.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 4171934547

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgins 747 back at LHR, nice to see.
Replies: 14
Views: 5149

Re: Virgins 747 back at LHR, nice to see.

Could be the start of the summer season... And on a slightly related note, I see on its schedule that the seasonal GLA-MCO returns which means one more VS 747 during rush hour. It's pretty unbelievable how many VS 747's come down to MCO. On a good day, I've counted 6, and when the Lufthansa and Delt...

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes and Fishstrikes
Replies: 3
Views: 1679

Planes and Fishstrikes

https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airli ... ying-fish/
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Very interesting article, this is the first time I've come across a "fishstrike."

https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airli ... ying-fish/

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 200
Views: 30956

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Wow a ton of people don't want to visit Dubai? Shocker. The world isn't US centric. Dubai was the 4th most visited city in the world last year by the international traveler, with 2.5 million more international visitors than NYC. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/the-10-most-visited-cities-around-...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 200
Views: 30956

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

The cutback on flights to the US may, in turn, make the US network stronger as it can funnel connecting passengers onto other US routes, further strengthening their demand. I think that is their goal, as it allows them to maintain more or less what they have now by strengthening demand so they can ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 200
Views: 30956

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

rajincajun01 wrote:
Sorry, DEN is having an announcement. I wasn't clear.


Copa?

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 200
Views: 30956

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

the laptop "ban" wasn't a horrible ordeal. I just flew DXB-MCO a few weeks ago and the flight went by uneventfully. The laptop ban doesn't impact regular pax that watch movies for the entire flight, it impacts those who have to carry their company laptop in carry on luggage. If I was one ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 200
Views: 30956

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

I'm starting to wonder what AAB meant when said when he said on CNN that there was a drop in bookings but that it was "manageable." EK is the litmus test for the entirety of Gulf and South Asia demand, and if EK is already cutting frequencies, QR and EY are definitely in serious trouble.

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet removed couple from overbooked plane after boarding.
Replies: 20
Views: 5545

Re: Easyjet removed couple from overbooked plane after boarding.

How much hush money do you think Easyjet is now willing to throw at them to keep this from blowing up?

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plans for a Skytrain at DOH?
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Plans for a Skytrain at DOH?

Hello A.net, I was reading an article about DOH, when suddenly, I came across this: "A much-needed skytrain is under construction." And here: "Due to the size, there is a skytrain that is currently under construction." And here: "The airport is also constructing a free skytr...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is CX LGW-HKG doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 4461

Re: How is CX LGW-HKG doing?

KTPAFlyer wrote:
I find it odd that it's not loaded on CX's website yet as it still has you connect through AMS, although if CX themselves said it, I'll believe it.


EDIT: I just realized you have to hit "Show all flights" and the nonstop option shows up, so looks like it is in fact daily!

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is CX LGW-HKG doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 4461

Re: How is CX LGW-HKG doing?

I think it's doing quite well. It seemed full when I flew last September (2 weeks after it started). Do you have a source? I'd be very interested if this was actually the case. I'm passing through LGW on July 15, but as that is a Saturday, CX does not fly there on the current schedule, but would if...

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is CX LGW-HKG doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 4461

Re: How is CX LGW-HKG doing?

LGW is going from 4x weekly to daily, effective May 31st. Seems to be doing reasonably well, the JCL cabin seems to be more full than YCL on most days. Do you have a source? I'd be very interested if this was actually the case. I'm passing through LGW on July 15, but as that is a Saturday, CX does ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is CX LGW-HKG doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 4461

How is CX LGW-HKG doing?

I will be flying into LGW soon, and as I was checking my terminal (after the big switch) I had to do a double take when I saw CX amongst the sea of small European airlines. I know all well that CX flies this route, but something about seems just a tad bit quirky, albeit in a good way, especially con...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz
Replies: 34
Views: 8632

Re: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz

One thing airline PR departments should realize is that it can happen to them too, and they are seriously tempting fate by taking PR jabs at the misfortunes of their competitors. Agreed. Rule number one, never mock your peers in public , as it will come back and bite you in the arse at some point. ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about LHR
Replies: 13
Views: 2896

Question about LHR

Hello A.net, I have a quick question, are terminals 2 and 3 connected airside past security? On the LHR website, it makes mention of a pedestrian underpass but it is unclear if this is post security. Does anybody know? All contributions appreciated, thank you. http://www.heathrow.com/airport-guide/g...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110656

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I wouldn't blame United for this. Did they overbook the flight? Yes Did they offer compensation? Yes Did they have to remove pax? Yes United is no different from any other airline in any of the 3, this could just as easily have happened on DL and AA and neither would have any control over it. The US...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 43188

Delta pays pax 11K for their seats amidst ATL delays!

Hello A.net, Almost could not believe this, but I imagine that was one hell of a surprise! Obviously it was not 11K for a single flight, but rather multiple family members and several legs. Still very impressive. https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurabegleybloom/2017/04/09/why-delta-air-lines-paid-me-11...

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How is commercial airspace controlled during a shuttle launch?
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

How is commercial airspace controlled during a shuttle launch?

Hello A.net,

When a shuttle (or any other rocket for that matter) launches, how is the airspace around it controlled? What are min distance and altitude req for adequate TFR clearance? Just wondering as there are numerous videos of shuttle launches online. Thank you.

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde at TPA
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Concorde at TPA

Hello A.net! I came across an interesting retro photo on TPA's FB page and wanted to share it as photos of the Concorde, especially at TPA are exceedingly rare. Also, I find it interesting that Concorde is on the east side, across from Airside A, with the old stadium in the background too! https://s...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration Considers Far-Reaching Steps for ‘Extreme Vetting’
Replies: 50
Views: 3424

Re: Trump Administration Considers Far-Reaching Steps for ‘Extreme Vetting’

Vctony wrote:
This has as snowball's chance in hell of actually being implemented.

I'd be concerned if this actually happened but I think the powers that be aren't stupid enough to do this.


We live in very interesting times. I'll leave it at that.

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Laptop Ban A Subtle Way For The U.S To Rein In The ME3?
Replies: 39
Views: 3389

Re: Is The Laptop Ban A Subtle Way For The U.S To Rein In The ME3?

Absolutely. While the U.K. does have a ban in place, it is much more logical, affecting countries that really do have security concerns or inadequate screening. The ME3 have some of the most advanced security equipment and personnel in the world, so to ban even them (including AUH preclearance) effe...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88 v MD90 Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 4713

Re: Delta MD88 v MD90 Thread

FB330 wrote:
General Route Differences


I am particularly interested in this. Perhaps some on here could enlighten us.

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should EK convert some DXB-LHR and DXB-JFK slots into a DXB-LHR-JFK tag on?
Replies: 21
Views: 3762

Should EK convert some DXB-LHR and DXB-JFK slots into a DXB-LHR-JFK tag on?

Hello A.net, I was recently thinking about the impact of the recent electronics ban, and one of the ideas that I keep seeing is the addition of a new security stop, similar to what PK has. That got me thinking: If EK is going to be hit hard by this ban, why not convert one or more of the DXB-LHR/JFK...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 3306

Re: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017

B-787 wrote:
A one off DTW-AMS happened a little over a week ago as well.


And a one-off DTW-MCO! Boy that was exciting!

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 3306

Re: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017

stburke wrote:
NRT-ATL (1-off May 2017)


May 16, 2017 specifically.

stburke wrote:
DTW-PCG


Is this right?

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about windows fogging up after landing
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Question about windows fogging up after landing

Hello A.net, On recent flights into MIA and IAH, the windows fogged up after landing. What causes this to happen? Both flights were into humid airports and both were night landings; do both have to be present for this to happen or am I missing something? This never happens when landing up north or i...

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does "MoM" mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 2619

Re: What does "MoM" mean?

LAX772LR wrote:

Basically something to bridge the gap between the larger narrowbodies (739/A321) and the smaller widebodies (787/A330)


Or what A.net likes to call the 757 :D

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heard that DL to dehub MSP
Replies: 13
Views: 3392

Re: Heard that DL to dehub MSP

In other news, DL has announced it will rehub CVG!

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