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by LAXffDUB
Mon May 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10070

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Once flew DL747 on a 767. What was odd was they still had the 747 in their fleet. I joked about it with the gate agent and they hadn't even noticed!

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by LAXffDUB
Thu May 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Re: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer

The only problem with Multi City on aerlingus.com is it only allows you to book two segments, so you can book AMS-DUB and DUB-CFN on one ticket, but you need to buy a separate ticket for the return (booking it that way as opposed to separate return AMS-DUB-AMS and DUB-CFN-DUB should guarantee prote...

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by LAXffDUB
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quad engines and reverse thrust use
Replies: 42
Views: 3763

Quad engines and reverse thrust use

Just did some plane spotting at LAX. I watched an A380 touch down and was surprised to see reverse thrusters only being deployed on engines #2 and #3. Every quad I've ever flown on used all engines for reverse thrust. My question is can the flight crew manually select which engines to use and if so,...

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by LAXffDUB
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23988

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

If anybody could offer some travel advice it would be greatly appreciated! I'm flying LAX/ LHR this spring with VS. I'm considering a trip to DUB as well by connecting upon arrival with EI, though on a separate ticket. I have connected many times before at LHR and familiar with the routine. But I'm...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23988

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

If anybody could offer some travel advice it would be greatly appreciated! I'm flying LAX/ LHR this spring with VS. I'm considering a trip to DUB as well by connecting upon arrival with EI, though on a separate ticket. I have connected many times before at LHR and familiar with the routine. But I'm ...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Imperial Hill Spotting (LAX)
Replies: 5
Views: 3635

Re: Imperial Hill Spotting (LAX)

I have found that there is a pretty good observation point on Westchester Parkway as well, where it crosses over Lincoln Boulevard (US-1). Very few people seem to know about it. Great unobstructed views of the north runways, T1-3 and TBIT. I routinely walk over from the In-N-Out location.

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2312

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

I can't say it's SOP, but I've routinely encountered this "added layer of security" whenever I've been flying back to the US from the EU. It's happened to me in FCO, MXP, ZRH, AMS, MAN and DUB. Some agents can be very cordial and friendly; others will interrogate with great zeal and gusto....

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28156

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

BFS just doesn't have the population in the city or the surrounding area to justify or sustain a scheduled long-haul flight ... A couple of points: - BFS might not be able to sustain a wide-body long-haul service, but a narrow-body (which QR has) could well work. - BFS' catchment area is bigger tha...

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by LAXffDUB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing on top of the Pan Am building
Replies: 23
Views: 5847

Re: Landing on top of the Pan Am building

I feel old as well. I grew up in NYC. At the time it was routinely marketed as a competitive option to a taxi between JFK and midtown, along with ease of access to Grand Central Terminal. I always get nostalgic entering the building from E. 45th Street. The outline of the PanAm logo is still visibl...

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing on top of the Pan Am building
Replies: 23
Views: 5847

Re: Landing on top of the Pan Am building

I feel old as well. I grew up in NYC. At the time it was routinely marketed as a competitive option to a taxi between JFK and midtown, along with ease of access to Grand Central Terminal. I always get nostalgic entering the building from E. 45th Street. The outline of the PanAm logo is still visible...

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA F-100 Fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 5563

Re: AA F-100 Fleet

I flew them regularly between HPN and ORD. I still prefer them to the RJs being used now. They were mainline service. You felt akin to being on an MD-80 and the overhead bins would accept a wider variety of carry-ons.

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Arrangements for aircraft parked overnight
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Arrangements for aircraft parked overnight

Hi, all! I hope someone can answer this question. When aircraft are overnighting what precautions are taken if there will be freezing temperatures? I've seen aircraft parked at a remote stand from the night before when I've been getting an early flight on a cold morning. It's made me wonder how they...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat May 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 17876

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

The new SEA service reminded me of a question I have whenever I hear of an airline starting a longhaul service. How do they get a fresh crew in place to operate the turnaround return flight? I'm guessing EI had theirs in place a day or two earlier so as to be rested and ready to work. Are individual...

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 11204

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

Good find with the BOAC photo! I know there's a plaque inside the building saying the Queen opened the building - and yes,the plaque says BOAC/Air Canada. I know that plaque as well. For the longest time it was hidden after a lobby renovation. Don't know if it has since been re-exposed. "What ...

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service
Replies: 14
Views: 3070

Re: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service

I'm surprised it's taken this long just to get a SEA/DUB service established; with all the Puget Sound companies having their EU operations based in Dublin...

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by LAXffDUB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta VIP Select Service
Replies: 5
Views: 3214

Re: Delta VIP Select Service

Got to use it recently at MSP as I was making a tight connection. A redcoat was waiting on the jetbridge with an iPad displaying my name. We walked down the service stairs to a beautiful Porsche and was driven directly to my next flight. They then escorted me to the a/c door, introduced me to the Ca...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 45282

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

One surprising gap in the DL network is a SEA/DUB route. There are many Puget Sound companies with their EU offices in Ireland as well as many ex-pats. It seems EI has figured that out with their plans to start service this spring. Will DL compete? And many American companies are going to need servi...

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by LAXffDUB
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 11009

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

I know people on this forum are hoping for EI coming to SEA and point out the business associations between the areas. But could anyone offer insight as to why DL doesn't serve the route despite having a big base there? DUB - SEA has about 65 PDEW, which although a respectable figure, highlights th...

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 11009

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

I know people on this forum are hoping for EI coming to SEA and point out the business associations between the areas. But could anyone offer insight as to why DL doesn't serve the route despite having a big base there?

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by LAXffDUB
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 27178

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Brilliant news , looks like the MAX and the forthcoming A321 neos have the potential to completely transform Irish aviation , Bit of a pity that EI never joined Star Alliance , unlikely IAG would allow it now Speaking of alliances... It's been a while since I flew out of LAX using T2. Yesterday I w...

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by LAXffDUB
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Cabin Door Design
Replies: 9
Views: 2808

767 Cabin Door Design

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but hope someone can answer or direct me. Why did Boeing opt for that particular one? It's a style and operation akin to those on the DC-10/L1011 but quite unique for them. The rest of the 7X7 series use the type that rotate/slide when opened to rest outside ...

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