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by zrh177
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4081

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

For what it's worth, Charlotte also has a sizable German population.

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by zrh177
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Computer Systems Down
Replies: 12
Views: 2511

Re: Air Canada Computer Systems Down

I distinctly recall Delta's system crashing into oblivion a few years ago...

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by zrh177
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 8307

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

I flew the CO Peter Max 77E twice. PEK-EWR and EWR-CDG

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by zrh177
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96969

Re: It's Official, Hawaiian Chooses The 787-900

jbs2886 wrote:
Great! As a point of order, its 787-9s (not -900s, although even AA and others identify them as -900s).


I second this motion

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by zrh177
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38544

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

I’m scared to imagine how an similarly configured A321 would look like. Probably a lot like the dozens of A321s (with dozens more to come) already flying around today at Delta with two more seats than what AA's A321s will have after they're reconfigured, and that isn't counting the 100 new A321neos...

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by zrh177
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 72
Views: 11934

Re: Mexico City new Airport

Definitely a beautiful design. However, the very organic, free-flowing shape does not look ideal for future expansion.

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by zrh177
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 57
Views: 14264

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

Even if nothing else changes at EY, the day they replace the A330 with the B787 out of Brussels is the day I stop flying with them. I have plenty of hours logged on these 330s, and do not wish to be subjected to 9-abreast 787 if I can at all avoid it! I'm just off the phone with Etihad. They said i...

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by zrh177
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Celebrities Fly Commercial?
Replies: 50
Views: 5277

Re: When Celebrities Fly Commercial?

Back in summer of 2016 I was on a flight from MIA-LHR on a BA 747. While in the lounge prior to departure, I literally almost ran in to a small woman and remarked to myself, "wow, she looks like Jennifer Garner." The ironic part of this is that I am utterly clueless with regards to Hollywo...

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by zrh177
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lhassa Gonggar: why no A320s, B738s?
Replies: 22
Views: 2440

Re: Lhassa Gonggar: why no A320s, B738s?

Speaking from personal experience, the approach to Lhasa is weird. The altimeter on my watch (which is fairly reliable and works off of atmospheric pressure) actually had cabin pressure going down as we descended to Tibet! Also, there is a fairly significant military presence at the airport. I recal...

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by zrh177
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tallest ATC Towers in the US
Replies: 49
Views: 10168

Re: Tallest ATC Towers in the US

So which ones are new? And I am visually minded: Atlanta Tower: 121,3meters http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/69390774.jpg Charlotte Air Traffic Control Tower: 115,5meters http://www.specialtyspraysystems.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ATC-2.jpg Las Vegas Tower: 107,3meters https://activerai...

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by zrh177
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Classic 747 Flight Log
Replies: 35
Views: 3857

Re: Your Classic 747 Flight Log

Flew an NW 742 DTW-NRT back in about 2005. It was in economy, and it was awful. An equipment change put us right in middle of the lovely 4 of the 3-4-3. Otherwise flew a BA 744 BOS-LHR summer 2014 and MIA-LHR summer 2016.

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by zrh177
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections
Replies: 54
Views: 3287

Re: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections

CDG. The TGV pulls up right up to the airport. Not to mention the RER connections.

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by zrh177
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 5124

Re: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?

As a Boston resident, I can certainly attest to the fanaticism of the town's sports fans. Big Papi, and especially Tom Brady, are essentially gods.

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by zrh177
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Medium Sized 4-engine aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 3628

Re: Medium Sized 4-engine aircraft

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_P-1
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Sounds a little bit like a Kawasaki P-1 to me. Although, the P1 is a military aircraft...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_P-1

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by zrh177
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 34405

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

Don't reinvent the wheel

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by zrh177
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA continues to struggle with operational reliability with 777
Replies: 38
Views: 11363

Re: AA continues to struggle with operational reliability with 777

Makes me laugh. Mid-July of this past summer, I was on my way to my grandmother's funeral MIA-CDG. Just when I had a "can things get any worse" thought, the pilots came over the PA to announce that the plane (AA 77E) had a navigational instrument issue. Took two hours for them to resolve it.

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by zrh177
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 83849

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

EA CO AS wrote:
I like it. It reminds me of the classic BA Landor livery.


Bingo! My thoughts exactly. Landor was one of my favorite liveries of all time. It had a very Saville-Row look, if you ask me.

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by zrh177
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airline?
Replies: 80
Views: 9714

Re: Most underrated airline?

I would have to vote for Tam. Flew them from MIA-MAO circa 2008. I was in Y for the roughly six-hour flight on a 767-300ER. The seats were old, but my gosh, they were comfortable as can be. The departure was early in the morning, and I slept nearly the entire flight. I recall the breakfast and servi...

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