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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Podcast recommendations ...
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Podcast recommendations ...

Airways Podcast and Flightcast

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 212
Views: 15859

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Still no AS A320 rendering? C'mon AS, throw us A.netters a bone! We want to see "Proudly all Boeing" written on an Airbus :D

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 212
Views: 15859

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

In the coming days Alaska Airlines will hold a press conference and events that’ll unveil their new “brand identity” as they work toward integrating Virgin America into their system and product. Here’s a sneak peak at what you can expect: The new company’s name will remain Alaska Airlines Virgin Am...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will American Airlines Logo Evolve?
Replies: 24
Views: 1751

Re: Will American Airlines Logo Evolve?

berari wrote:
Can we have fantasy/hypothetical types of questions in this forum moved to a new appropriately named forum?


Then no one would visit the Civil Aviation forum! :duck:

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan 747?
Replies: 9
Views: 1951

Re: Hainan 747?

tjwgrr wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
trent768 wrote:
I have to say, that is one hell of a beautiful 747!

And tasty!


You can have your plane, and eat it too..... :tongue2:


Yum! :birthday:

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 27
Views: 4823

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

Your friends might be having some fun with an early April Fool's joke :D

In all seriousness, the timing could not be more "interesting" if it is indeed the case.

EDIT: May 1, not April 1st my bad.

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 364
Views: 29641

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Pavlakakos wrote:
Am i the only one seeing paranoia here?


Nope.

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did UA fly the 77W to ORD today as UA77 from EWR??
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Did UA fly the 77W to ORD today as UA77 from EWR??

Even more interesting are routes other than EWR-SFO: N2331U IAD-SFO IAD-SFO!?! Yep, saw N2331U at the end of the D concourse yesterday. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xdQTxuErSBGd6mKNwctadgkBZP6vLYgaE3TnsqH16BeqSaIiwjn5qasqdbGaTV0v0so_K0BHdiw8wAnkDwZjSayyGuJP19wYdsykXTXyjxDpP7RJCatUVOQuDzD5ov0or...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did UA fly the 77W to ORD today as UA77 from EWR??
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Did UA fly the 77W to ORD today as UA77 from EWR??

Even more interesting are routes other than EWR-SFO: N2331U IAD-SFO/ORD-SFO/EWR-SFO N2332U EWR-SFO N2333U ORD-EWR It looks like N2333U has consistently been flying ORD-EWR-ORD for at least 4 days, so it is most likely the aircraft you saw. So in theory, you can currently fly the UA 77W on: EWR-SFO E...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 364
Views: 29641

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

One side effect of this ban. this will reduce the flow of ME3 trip reports. Yeah, lot of people love using big cameras with zoom and wide angles for TR's, which will be useless now. I have a feeling that permitted smartphones with some type of zoom/wide angle lenses like the iPhone 7 Plus will soon...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 364
Views: 29641

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

SOMEBODY, PLEASE CHANGE THE TITLE

This thread is at 269 replies and the title is still RJ!?! It is well established that RJ did not independently decide to ban electronics!

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 364
Views: 29641

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Emirates has issued this following statement on their website: Cabin luggage restrictions to the United States "The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a directive regarding electronic devices in cabin luggage on US routes from Dubai. As per the directive, except for medica...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 364
Views: 29641

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Perhaps those intelligence reports suggest that there might be some employees assisting the terrorist in certain airports? Like the poster above said, the ban isn't really on airlines. Perhaps they do, but in that case US security either didn't show them to their UK counterparts, or their UK counte...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 364
Views: 29641

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

This is timely, from EK: https://youtu.be/as6ZEuo0IrE Give whoever put that together a raise, because that's about as good a PR move as they could make under the circumstances. EK is literally the only airline where somebody could be satisfied with the ICE catalog, not touch PED's the entire flight...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 364
Views: 29641

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Theseus wrote:
Given how widespread this seems to be (airlines, airports, randomness...), the current title should really be updated to something more fair.


I said the same thing earlier, but it wasn't changed. I agree, mods please update the title.

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 364
Views: 29641

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

A lot of companies are utilizing the cloud more and more. This should negate the effect of needing "your" laptop. This is the second dumbest thing I've read on this topic today. There is a internet cafe in Dubai or Doha. Go there and do some work on your "cloud". Glad to see tha...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 100
Views: 16056

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I think part of the problem that many legacy airlines fail to understand is that people pay more to fly them becuase they are legacy; if they wanted to buy a cheaper ticket, they would buy from a LCC. BA is making the classic mistake of eliminating any differentiation between itself and Ryanair, thu...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 vs US Restrictions: The future
Replies: 1
Views: 482

ME3 vs US Restrictions: The future

Hello A.net, With the uncertainty that has been unleashed in the form of subsidy allegations, travel bans, and electronic restrictions, I think it is safe to say that the next few years will determine whether the ME3 will become a victim of a decline initiated not by the market or financial failure,...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 364
Views: 29641

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

The dumb part about all of this is, if there was a credible threat, wouldn't the "badguys" just switch airlines since the ban is public now? Yep and I think that's why there upset with RJ for letting the cat out of the bag. RJ forced their hand on coming forward with it now, so the ban wi...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 364
Views: 29641

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

DiamondFlyer wrote:
If they're that dangerous, ban they from flying period, passenger plane or cargo plane...


Let's ban planes altogether while we're it? They're pretty dangerous too, right?

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 364
Views: 29641

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Putting lithium batteries in your checked luggage as opposed to you carry-on luggage is actually a violation of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. As RJ is an IATA member they should not (willingly) allow passengers to put the lithium batteries in their checked bags.. Martijn And what's going to...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 364
Views: 29641

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

https://mobile.twitter.com/ahfahad/stat ... wsrc%5Etfw

I think the title is misleading, it is not RJ banning electronics, it is the US Gov't to 13 countries, please change the title accordingly.
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codc10 wrote:
This is a bigger deal than RJ. Stay tuned.


Yes: https://mobile.twitter.com/ahfahad/stat ... wsrc%5Etfw

I think the title is misleading, it is not RJ banning electronics, it is the US Gov't to 13 countries, please change the title accordingly.

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 39
Views: 6969

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

I'll put money down on DTW-LAX as being the first one. If not, DTW-ATL, but definitely one of the two.

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Pakistan airline Serene Air + factory new B738
Replies: 17
Views: 4947

Re: New Pakistan airline Serene Air + factory new B738

Ammad wrote:
Apparently, this Airline prefers to keep an air of mystery about them.


I guess we will never know if this is actually a secret plan by Malik Riaz to launch Bahria Transport! :stirthepot:

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What happened to the NASA 747 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2287

Re: What happened to the NASA 747 ?

One of them is now at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, saw it last week as a matter of fact, they have an amazing exhibition where you can go inside both the shuttle and 747!

Image

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)
Replies: 17
Views: 3947

Re: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)

737max8 wrote:
I am flying DFW-LHR with BA on May 10th, so also curious what type of interior to expect on the 744.


Refurb:

BOS
JFK
ORD
SEA

Non-Refurb:

MIA
DFW
IAH
DEN
PHX
SAN

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Song Airlines was relaunched?
Replies: 55
Views: 8992

Re: What if Song Airlines was relaunched?

One major issue with Song (and the ilk) was that business fliers wanted the standard Delta experience but that was not an options on some routes. Some people DO fly to Orlando for business. This, this and 100 times this. Song also flew JFK-LAS, my company at the time put me on a Song flight connect...

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 163
Views: 17301

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

shankly wrote:
Can't wait to listen to ATC:

ATC: Level 3741, climb flight level 350, report level

A/C: Level 3741, flight level 350

A/C: Level 3741, level 350


Haha, ATC will have fun with this one.

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 54
Views: 6565

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

No, IAH does not have slots. But depending on the proposed schedule, it very well may have to do with the ability to handle the flight at Terminal D. There is no room at all during the peak times from around 1pm to 6pm. I would think any slot issues would be on the Shanghai end. Yes, D is very busy...

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saab 340 loses propeller in flight
Replies: 43
Views: 13879

Re: Saab 340 looses propeller in flight

Crikey!

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska vs United's response on rows with missing window
Replies: 18
Views: 2281

Re: Alaska vs United's response on rows with missing window

I got the no window twice, both on a DL MD-90 on ATL-TPA. It's really awful and I always wonder what the point is, I'm sure there are some folks on here who could enlighten us as to why.

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH new Terminal C North sneak preview
Replies: 26
Views: 3615

Re: IAH new Terminal C North sneak preview

Flew through IAH yesterday. I was under the impression that C was open, but it is not. Despite that, it is essentially finished based on what I could gather from the view at the Skyway station and the modern glass looks really nice, can't wait to try it! https://farm1.staticflickr.com/645/3262359154...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Still Using Pneumatic Tubes to Transfer Weight and Balance Info
Replies: 7
Views: 1620

Re: WN Still Using Pneumatic Tubes to Transfer Weight and Balance Info

The timing of this thread is perfect for me. I was actually on a UA flight out of IAH yesterday on a 739ER and we sat on the holding pad at 15L for over 20 minutes because the captain said "they were waiting for weight and balance info to be uploaded to the aircraft computers." This was th...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 54
Views: 6565

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

Kudos to IAH! I have no idea how IAH attracts so many airlines!?! I know the oil is there, but there is no comparison between IAH and DFW just a few hours north! I was there just yesterday, stunned at the lineup, and not pictured is Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Eva, Korean, Singapore, and Turkis...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific report $74 million loss for 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5982

Re: Cathay Pacific reporta $74 million loss for 2016

I think CX has to start taking more risks, particularly with its route network. In the US, EK has thrown a lot of stuff at the wall, some of it stuck and others didn't. They need to strengthen their JV/Oneworld partners and leverage it to start new routes. IMHO, CX is way too conservative in this re...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?
Replies: 34
Views: 3240

Re: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?

Wouldn't it have been better if they used the old ATC tower itself as the observation deck?

But hey, that's just me.

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15261

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in traffic to US as a result of travel ban

MaksFly wrote:
...or.... it just may be...MAY BE that their business is experiencing a slowdown and they are using this as an excuse as any company would do.


You have got to be kidding me. I don't know what you've been smoking but I'd like to try it!

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DWC welcomes its first scheduled A380 flight by Korean Air
Replies: 17
Views: 4046

Re: DWC welcomes its first scheduled A380 flight by Korean Air

Damn, I got excited for a second!

What exactly was this charter for anyway?

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flightboard app
Replies: 3
Views: 1518

Re: Flightboard app

Yeah I was really saddened to learn about it too. FR24 is great, but Mobiata really did make the most useful apps out there for avgeeks or just people in general. There really is no equivalent to either FlightBoard or FlightTrack, it was so easy to use, to find info quickly without wasting a massive...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 wake turbulence sends Business jet into 10,000ft dive, causes engines to flameout
Replies: 33
Views: 18151

Re: A380 wake turbulence sends Business jet into 10,000ft dive, causes engines to flameout

For how much time was the bizjet diving? ie. How many ft/min? This reminds me of China Airlines flight 006, although that plunged 30,000 feet. Nevertheless, kudos to the excellent crew on this flight, by the sounds of things, this could have ended very differently. "Caution wake turbulence"...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Maho beach cam SXM!
Replies: 36
Views: 6417

Re: New Maho beach cam SXM!

LAX772LR wrote:
jumbojet wrote:
with the KLM 747 gone, its just not the same. RIP Maho Beach.

Hardly. They got rid of an old/obsolete model, for a more modern aircraft that enables a nonstop.

Win-win all around.


Well, the entire point of SXM just went over your head (literally :D)

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR teases new business class (barely)
Replies: 19
Views: 6706

Re: QR teases new business class (barely)

Can you link the article?

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan National Carrier Sells Air-Worthy Plane To German Museum, Deal Questioned
Replies: 12
Views: 3493

Re: Pakistan National Carrier Sells Air-Worthy Plane To German Museum, Deal Questioned

PlymSpotter wrote:
$5m USD for a 23+ year old ex PIA A310... the enquiry should be into how they sold it for that much!


$5 million is amazing for an A310! Better start finding some dirt cheap birds and sell them at twice the price!

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH new Terminal C North sneak preview
Replies: 26
Views: 3615

IAH Terminal C now open?

Hello A.net, I am flying through IAH Terminal C next week, and I have heard that it is opening some time in March. After checking Twitter, I noticed that one person indicated that it actually opened today! Is this a soft launch? And also, is it connected airside by the train to the other terminals? ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the "Brat Pack?"
Replies: 10
Views: 2251

What was the "Brat Pack?"

I came across an Interesting article on CBS DFW today: "American Brat Pack: Where Airline CEOs Came Of Age" http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/12/29/american-brat-pack-where-airline-ceos-came-of-age/ I did a Google search, and the "brat pack" is actually a thing apparently. What I'm no...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA new rental car facility issue
Replies: 19
Views: 2657

Re: TPA new rental car facility issue

Good to see that there is no soil issue. As you rightly state, we will never know for sure, but if they plan to open as scheduled, that's good news to me!

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA new rental car facility issue
Replies: 19
Views: 2657

Re: TPA new rental car facility issue

A lot of people think that an offsite rental car facility is a waste of money- in the short term it is. But the #1 rule for all airports is expand now if you have the time and money, not later when you need it. I think it is good that they are taking the initiative to expand, and they can turn the o...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?
Replies: 84
Views: 11121

Re: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?

Some food for thought: Boeing has a 797 left to do, almost certainly the long awaited MOM plane. Airbus meanwhile has the A360, the A370, and the A390. It is conceivable to think that once the era of the A380 is over, the market for VLA will not magically vanish. Much like the MD80 and 747, the mark...

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