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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 28
Views: 4583

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

Etihad must have really DEEP pockets to go down this path, their 49% hasn't really been a winner for them. Yeah, but after investing so much into AZ, they're committed to seeing it succeed at whatever cost it takes. Any money pumped into AZ is better used to finish the job than to write off EY's pr...

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 25
Views: 5219

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

Will be interesting to see if the new gates for partner airlines *cough* Emirates *cough* will be A380 capable. JetBlue has quite a large number of partner airlines, and if all of them used a new T5 extension, it could very well create a new Int'l terminal altogether on the T6 site.

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost
Replies: 85
Views: 9893

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

Interesting. In US English slang, "boost" is to steal ( http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=boost ). Not sure if this is the angle they're going for, but perhaps they want people to think they're getting such a good price it is a steal? Maybe Urban Dictionary isn't the best sou...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar buys 2 748F?
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Qatar buys 2 748F?

https://seekingalpha.com/article/408845 ... nother-one
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Interesting. Let's see if AAB is interested in adding a few 748i to that order.

https://seekingalpha.com/article/408845 ... nother-one

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747
Replies: 51
Views: 10390

Re: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747

DLSANMan wrote:
There is a closed party on the upper deck... it will be Loud.


How loud? :P

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Diversion July 20
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: Florida Diversion July 20

I have a pic but this is my first time post so if anyone can give me a clue how to insert it I'll be glad to. Upload it to Flickr, copy the URL of the image itself (download it, there's a downward arrow in the bottom right corner of the image). Paste it here using the image button, right of the quo...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS 747-8F in full paint
Replies: 41
Views: 14096

Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Well that was quick!

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG
Replies: 51
Views: 8793

Re: Colorado offering incentives to start DEN-CDG

I kind of see this as a major fail on the part of the legacies if Norwegian starts DEN-CDG before either Star or Skyteam. The only legacy carrier that's actually been starting new TATL routes is BA and that's to keep out DY. So far, it seems to be working, but AF is a sitting duck. I can't remember...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indy Area Getting a New Airport?
Replies: 25
Views: 2587

Re: Indy Area Getting a New Airport?

IND has been voted the best airport in the country for years, it would be pretty stupid to build a new one.

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 255
Views: 23257

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

Clipper136 wrote:
MCO's dual level, 3 jetway A380 gate is almost ready (Gate 90). Is also the first of 4 new FIS capable gates on Airside 4.


Image

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 255
Views: 23257

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

I recently emailed Ed Bastian about the possibility of MCO-LHR. I got a response: "Thank you for your recent e-mail to Ed Bastian regarding your interest in a potential Delta London (Heathrow)-Orlando operation. Our Network Planning team is constantly evaluating opportunities to maximize Delta’...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 7689

Re: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018

Atlwarrior wrote:
Great news, but why not the A350 instead of 777?


Could also be that the A350 is DTW based, not ATL based- those are the 77L.

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 208
Views: 41075

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N12 ... /KSFO/EGLL
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iahcsr wrote:
N127UA


That was the A/C I saw at LHR! (See pic above) Kind of bittersweet knowing that was the last time I'll ever see that 747. :frown:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N12 ... /KSFO/EGLL

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 12062

BA releases worst safety video ever?

https://youtu.be/YCoQwZ9BQ9Q
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How did this get approved? What were they thinking!?! I was cringing at the dry humor and could barely finish the video!

https://youtu.be/YCoQwZ9BQ9Q

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 208
Views: 41075

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

This is kind of a side tangent, but I've always wanted to get a picture like the cover photo for up in the air, which was of a 744 in DTW. Since DL is also accelerating their 744 retirements, I probably won't be able to get to DTW before then. Anybody else know what other airports could offer a simi...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How useful is preclearance at AUH?
Replies: 0
Views: 227

How useful is preclearance at AUH?

Recently flew EY back to the US and have mixed opinions about the preclearance facility at AUH. It speeds up exit in the US but complicates the departure. Does it actually offer EY a competitive advantage and was it built more as a result of US or UAE desire?

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming process begins for new Islamabad airport opening in less than a month
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Naming process begins for new Islamabad airport opening in less than a month

Excited to see the project finally reach completion in less than a month, knowing I will fly into it soon. Hopefully they can decide on a good name as several have been floated around for some time now including Gandhara Int'l and Liquat Ali Khan Airport. Let's see what they decide! https://www.paki...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will QR launch SEA?
Replies: 5
Views: 974

When will QR launch SEA?

If one looks at the map of destinations EK serves, QR serves all the same markets (and then some). When SFO comes online, SEA will be left as the one market EK serves that QR does not. Is it a matter of time?

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Specific A/C types at an airline that only serve one destination?
Replies: 23
Views: 2945

Specific A/C types at an airline that only serve one destination?

Was wondering about this after seeing the A318 at LCY, any other examples out there?

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 208
Views: 41075

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

readytotaxi wrote:
We appear to have lost the SFO 747 here at LHR, now getting the T7 unless this is a seasonal thing.


Took this two days ago at LHR

Image

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 151
Views: 12781

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

If Norwegian comes to Tampa, I'd be surprised if it was anything other than Gatwick. TPA already has LGW. I don't know if Norwegian has ever launched a destination with CDG before LGW but it would make much more sense to start a new route than split it with BA. They've already started CDG from MCO ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA dropping Qatar Etihad codeshare
Replies: 67
Views: 11200

Re: AA dropping Qatar Eithad codeshare

This is an extremely naïve question, but if one wants to fly QR from a non hub city post the AA cut, how would you connect? EK funnels through B6, EY and QR had AA. Now both EY and QR are at the same level of connectivity as PK without AA! Anybody have an answer?

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by KTPAFlyer
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How strictly does LHR follow runway alternation?
Replies: 1
Views: 722

How strictly does LHR follow runway alternation?

At LHR, runway use for arrivals and departures alternates at 15:00 every day and flips between weeks. How heavily is this actually used in practice? Can you actually predict which side of the plane to be on for takeoff (BA for me) or in the case of other airlines does it always fall to which is clos...

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet blast from B737 shatters coach glass
Replies: 1
Views: 2750

Re: Jet blast from B737 shatters coach glass

Jet blast and jet suction are no joke. But everyone knows it's better to get blown away than sucked in.

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 9161

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/ ... tems-minn/
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nitepilot79 wrote:
I'm kind of surprised 100 bullets made it through security leaving the US."


This is definitely not a surprise. Any chance she was flying from MSP? :duck:

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/ ... tems-minn/

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air A340 landing Incident @ DUS
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Mahan Air A340 landing Incident @ DUS

http://www.airlive.net/alert-dusseldorf ... -incident/
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Gear vaguely appears to be intact; smoke is significant. Does hard braking lead to this much smoke?

http://www.airlive.net/alert-dusseldorf ... -incident/

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 177
Views: 22484

Re: Qatar to cancel 4 A350s due to supplier issues

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/q ... 50187.html
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So they aren't cancelling after all... looks like AAB has changed his mind... again.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/q ... 50187.html

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss Air is returning to Orlando
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: Edelweiss Air is returning to Orlando

Breathed a sigh of relief when I read "second destination in Florida." For those who can remember, Edelweiss launched TPA at the expense of MCO which was cut. For a moment, I was under the impression that they were going to move back to MCO and cut TPA but it's good to see they're keeping ...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10289

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

Come on guys, read the article, it literally explains why they had $4000+ cash. The pair had splurged on some expensive items in France and had just received their tourist tax refund when they left the country. The airport insisted on paying it in cash, rather than risk something going wrong with th...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10289

$4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... ass-theft/
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Wow, I would be pissed if this was me, especially after spending on EK F. Hope this is resolved soon.

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... ass-theft/

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are delays managed at very busy slot controlled airports?
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

How are delays managed at very busy slot controlled airports?

I was recently looking through the UA901 flight logs and couldn't help but realize how frequently this flight arrives over an hour late. On top of that, this is LHR, one of the busiest slot controlled airports in the world. You would think UA would make it a priority to meet the slot at that expensi...

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to launch NCE effective 04JUL17
Replies: 0
Views: 602

QR to launch NCE effective 04JUL17

https://youtu.be/z3p7pIxoNvg
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NCE is on a roll and congrats to QR!

https://youtu.be/z3p7pIxoNvg

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by KTPAFlyer
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK upgauges NCE to A388 effective 01JUL17
Replies: 26
Views: 5192

EK upgauges NCE to A388 effective 01JUL17

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/t ... wn-in-nice
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Congrats to EK, NCE, and the A380:

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/t ... wn-in-nice

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 19445

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

This is a textbook case of why protectionism is a bad idea. It preys on the fact that the other side will suffer, but when you're on the receiving end of that game, it hurts. Etihad and Qatar are definitely not making any sort of meaningful profit but there's no question that EK is and that's who DL...

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 91
Views: 24980

Re: United and jetblue merger

Polot wrote:
FLL is a horrible location for a SE hub.


So is MIA

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 19445

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

IPFreely wrote:
It's not a marketing video. It's a video to "educate" DL employees on the competition. Which means reductions in headcount and pay cuts are likely coming soon. This is just prep work in hopes that employees blame the ME3 and unfair subsidies when it happens.


Agree 100%

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by KTPAFlyer
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 19445

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I'm surprised so many on here lack the strategic sense to see that the US3 aren't really very concerned about the US-Middle East market. They're VERY concerned the ME3 will trash trans-Atlantic yields with fifth freedom flights from Europe to the US. They're trying to get ahead of the threat instea...

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by KTPAFlyer
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?
Replies: 30
Views: 8201

Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?

Came across this from a Boeing presentation: http://cnnwire.images.worldnow.com/images/14185494_G.jpg Aside from speculation, this is straight from Boeing. While far from a done deal, it is definitely indicative of how they are thinking. The fuselage is 757 inspired, the wings are not unlike those o...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Announcement
Replies: 60
Views: 11876

Re: Chicago Aviation Announcement

Does anyone know if you actually need a boarding pass for T5? I would love to visit it between domestic legs.

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terminal 5 now connected to T3 airside with new bus service at ORD
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Terminal 5 now connected to T3 airside with new bus service at ORD

Looks like ORD will be offering a new airside shuttle between T3 and T5 for International connections. I just wish I knew that for my EY connection yesterday! Flying through O'Hare International Airport to catch an international flight is enough of a challenge without having to go through security b...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport T3 and T5 baggage systems failure today
Replies: 9
Views: 1633

Re: Heathrow Airport T3 and T5 baggage systems failure today

Let's see if the media still blames it on outsourcing to India...

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by KTPAFlyer
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 660
Views: 132436

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

https://www.rt.com/business/392051-qata ... n-boycott/
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QR has officially appealed to the UN over the Gulf blockade

https://www.rt.com/business/392051-qata ... n-boycott/

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 15376

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

Etihad has always been the weakest player in the ME3; I think QR will not only fill that void but pursue it aggressively. AAB mentioned several times in the AJ interview from yesterday that expansion was difficult due to capacity, cutting Gulf flights will allow them to accelerate plans for new rout...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 660
Views: 132436

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

With all this happening partly because of Qatar's alleged support for Iran, do you think Iran would retaliate with closing it's airspace to EK/EY/SV/etc? That could be just as disastrous for the other ME3 airlines as is the current ban to QR. If this ban isn't lifted within the next few months, the...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH is flying 2x today TPA-FRA
Replies: 13
Views: 3036

Re: LH is flying 2x today TPA-FRA

Isn't the TPA flight supposed to go mainline soon? Yes, we're waiting for a date now more or less. That said, if we start with an A340, I'm wondering that after it goes mainline, how long until the A/C itself is upgauged? LH does exceptional because it is the only airline offering a strong Int'l ne...

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: June 14 - last scheduled UA 747 from NRT
Replies: 26
Views: 5081

Re: June 14 - last scheduled UA 747 from NRT

I don't know what the ratio of fleet to routes is for UA's 744's, but it probably makes the most sense to retire one with each route and the rest in between. So, this could be the end of the line for the 747 operating your flight!

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by KTPAFlyer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH is flying 2x today TPA-FRA
Replies: 13
Views: 3036

Re: LH is flying 2x today TPA-FRA

https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/19144049_1394712137232157_2981752730166444088_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=4872f3408373085d7b422193664d412c&oe=59A1D7D0 https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/19055091_1394712140565490_8164770702947925030_o.jp...

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 660
Views: 132436

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

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/tal ... 59574.html
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AAB did an extensive interview with Al Jazeera on the current situation in QR, it's almost half an hour, everyone should watch it.

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/tal ... 59574.html

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by KTPAFlyer
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Announcement
Replies: 60
Views: 11876

Re: Chicago Aviation Announcement

Dance troop performance in the international terminal?.... sorry, someone had too. My bet is on Norwegian or a closure of all direct car traffic to the airport to make ORD the first car-free airport in the world. I just snorted aloud. Even ten years later, this still remains one of the best inside ...

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