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by BWIAirport
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today
Replies: 36
Views: 9128

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

LAX772LR wrote:
Do anything special in the terminal for it? Was wondering if they would.

That's usually reserved for a new route or entirely new aircraft type. Most pax couldn't tell the difference between a 763 and 772, let alone 772 and 77L.

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by BWIAirport
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2048

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

To fend off WN in Hawaii, is there merit to starting a LIH/OGG/KOA focus city to the west coast? They could cover even more markets this way.

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by BWIAirport
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 96
Views: 9781

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

How are they going to achieve it? There aren't really much space for a 4th or more ACT in the belly and they aren't redesigning the wing - so what are they going to do? Who said they aren't redesigning the wing? I've heard rumors from in the industry that they are in fact looking into this. The art...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 96
Views: 9781

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

How long can we keep extending the fuselage and changing the wing before it becomes a new aircraft type?

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by BWIAirport
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 36
Views: 9342

Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/proposal-to-split-california-into-three-states-earns-spot-on-ballot/ar-AAyzeQz?ocid=spartanntp There are still plenty of hoops to jump through and frankly I don't see it actually happening, but it's fun to theorize. What impact could this have on the aviation ...

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by BWIAirport
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4414

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

LCC's trim costs at every possible opportunity, which is why many LCC's at least start at secondary airports rather than the busy ones, to reduce landing fees. -Typically, they use slightly older aircraft (except NK has the youngest fleet in the US). -Their aircraft usually complete turnarounds quic...

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by BWIAirport
Wed May 30, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22105

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

Now the guessing game begins as to what that next city after SFO, LAX, and EWR will be. I'm sure half of a.net thinks BNA deserves it, but realistically I'm thinking IAH or ORD.

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by BWIAirport
Sat May 26, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5796

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

Tom Bradley International Terminal in LAX had a nice little band playing contemporary music when I passed through there in August 2017

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by BWIAirport
Tue May 22, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 4908

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

What is the difficulty with Canada? Timidity. What's the problem with Hawaii? 738 ETOPS? BFD. How many carriers are running 737NGs with 180 ETOPS today? It's the same as it taking twenty years after the implementation of NAFTA for Southwest to discover Mexico. For 12 months ending 9/2017, there wer...

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by BWIAirport
Tue May 22, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 4908

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

I still have trouble imagining WN flying to Europe on its own metal anytime soon. I've long thought a codeshare or deeper agreement with DY would be a good pairing. Why is it hard to imagine, if they have the MAX-7 which has the legs? My bet is that they have a designated fleet of MAX-7s for TATL f...

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by BWIAirport
Tue May 22, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 4908

Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/05/16/southwest-eyes-new-international-routes-and-bwi.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true Apologies if this has already been posted or discussed. Article pretty much says it all. Current focus is on Hawaii, and Canada and Europe provide challenges not p...

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by BWIAirport
Mon May 07, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 family aileron droop
Replies: 10
Views: 2002

Re: A320 family aileron droop

Thank you for your answers

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by BWIAirport
Mon May 07, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 family aileron droop
Replies: 10
Views: 2002

A320 family aileron droop

Recently I have noticed A319, A320, and A321 aircraft's ailerons do not "droop" when parked at a gate or when the engines are shut off. Right now I'm at BWI and I can see an NK A320, A319, and WW A321. The A320 and A321 have sharklets and their ailerons are not drooping. The A319 has the o...

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by BWIAirport
Mon May 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 115064

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

First database photo of an airline livery on the A321 without the L2 door. Going to Turkish Airlines

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by BWIAirport
Sat May 05, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery
Replies: 14
Views: 2497

Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery

https://twitter.com/AlaskaAir/status/992803643240792064
Alaska has put a pretty good-looking ad on N519AS. Certainly a step back from their other special liveries, but I don't think it looks that bad. I wonder how long they'll keep it around.
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https://twitter.com/AlaskaAir/status/992803643240792064
Alaska has put a pretty good-looking ad on N519AS. Certainly a step back from their other special liveries, but I don't think it looks that bad. I wonder how long they'll keep it around.

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by BWIAirport
Sat May 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57136

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

According to Southwest president Tom Nealon Southwest will begin inter-island service in the near future. “We will start interisland service once we build up our network and have enough frequency to make it meaningful,” Nealon said, adding that introducing interisland service by the end of next yea...

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by BWIAirport
Sat May 05, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 69
Views: 15064

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

Checked out TUP on Google Earth real quick and they have quite the collection there actually. Several 747s including what looks like ANA's old Pokemon jet, and some 757s and 737 classics among others.

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by BWIAirport
Thu May 03, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7586

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Flighty wrote:
Nobody has brought up Emirates.

No one has brought up Singapore Airlines either.

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by BWIAirport
Thu May 03, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI 787 spotted at BWI today
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

Re: TUI 787 spotted at BWI today

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/TFL7872

Fun partially relevant fact, the first ever 787 at BWI was a TUI aircraft, diverting from IAD.
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Currently headed back to Tarbes. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/TFL7872

Fun partially relevant fact, the first ever 787 at BWI was a TUI aircraft, diverting from IAD.

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by BWIAirport
Wed May 02, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 129
Views: 15109

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

Recent activity from DE, FI, and WW have proved BWI is capable of sustaining international service. I would be shocked if it is not one of the airports selected for service by Aer Lingus.

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by BWIAirport
Tue May 01, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA Flight Schedules
Replies: 19
Views: 1604

Re: USA Flight Schedules

That method may be easier for a traveler looking specifically for their destination. They know they're flying to Atlanta so rather than trying to remember their flight number, or if they are so early their flight doesn't show up chronologically, they can just look at the board for the destination. I...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 7808

Re: N772SW on way to WA

Sooner787 wrote:
Safe to assume that bird will have new registration number when she departs KPAE?

Why would it?

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by BWIAirport
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 475
Views: 112469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Re-Work completed on the 1st 737MAX8 - 5602 1A001 42554 N8701Q 737-8 Southwest Airlines https://farm1.staticflickr.com/970/41787772201_e84aaf946c_z.jpg 5602 1A001 42554 N8701Q 737-8 Southwest Airlines by 737 MAX Production , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/41746350972_bdf75c77fe_z.jpg ...

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by BWIAirport
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 91
Views: 5480

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

My vote will always go to the 757-200, specifically Rolls Royce powered

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by BWIAirport
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Those websites that list the exact cabin/refurb configuration of every AA. DL, UA plane - where?
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Re: Those websites that list the exact cabin/refurb configuration of every AA. DL, UA plane - where?

seatguru.com has seat maps and amenity lists for just about every major airline. If you're wondering about a specific plane and seatguru says there are multiple configurations for an aircraft type (like Delta has 5 or 6 752 configurations), look up the registration in planespotters.net and it'll tel...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Short-Haul Business/First Class have a Future?
Replies: 29
Views: 2979

Re: Does Short-Haul Business/First Class have a Future?

Regardless of duration, there will always be people who want to feel "ahead". Because of my dad's miles on Delta, I rode first class on a DC9 on BWI-DTW when I was about 11. As long as airlines can get people to spend, and as long as people want to feel special, there will be a premium cla...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 922
Views: 320645

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

bycac wrote:
AIB03FS : Image

The same special livery for MH? Or is this their standard A350 livery, like what they did with the A380?

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by BWIAirport
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight numbering methodolgy?
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: Southwest flight numbering methodolgy?

Southwest has so many different flights distributed sporadically it's near impossible to maintain a system. Flight numbers frequently creep up into the 6xxx range, which other carriers have reserved for charter ops or regional flights.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair increases PDX, PHL and BWI
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Re: Icelandair increases PDX, PHL and BWI

I can't speak for PDX or PHL but a similar thing happened to WOW when they were beginning KEF-BWI. Initial demand was so great they moved the flights from seasonal to year-round weeks before the first flight took off. The BWI flights on Icelandair were originally supposed to go till October or somet...

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by BWIAirport
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City
Replies: 31
Views: 6449

Re: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City

There are about 900 million domestic passenger boardings annually. There are about 2.6 million deaths in the U.S. annually. There's going to be some overlap in those sets. Unless there's evidence of negligence on the part of Alaska this is a non-story. Deaths on flights might be a little elevated t...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 94
Views: 4442

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

If I wasn't living off my college student schedule and budget I would be unstoppable. Fortunately my parents know this and are willing to help get me on a 747 before they're gone (the 747, not my parents).

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by BWIAirport
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Dirty windows?
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Dirty windows?

On recent trips, I have been looking to add to the diversity of BWI pictures (which have almost exclusively been from the observation park on short final for 33L. I have taken terminal photos, all of which have been rejected for various reasons (reflections, distance, color, blurry, etc) but I thoug...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: I watch/spot airliners; wife thinks I am nuts....
Replies: 27
Views: 2905

Re: I watch/spot airliners; wife thinks I am nuts....

There is an unfortunate consensus (at least in my experience) that an aviation love/hobby (no WN pun intended) is something for children and people "grow out of it", as if it's any different from people extremely passionate about cars, which seems to be more socially acceptable. Once your ...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New airline. Any ideas for it?
Replies: 21
Views: 1527

Re: New airline. Any ideas for it?

Based off historic a.net posts the most profitable airline in history will be an airline with just 757s operating out of BNA.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airways and Navaids in Google Earth?
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Re: Airways and Navaids in Google Earth?

I have been making waypoints, NDBs, VORs, VORTACs, airports, SIDs, STARs, and airways on Google Earth over the past year using coordinate data from opennav.com and skyvector.com, using white triangles for waypoints, pink "targets" for NDBs, blue hexagons for VORs and VORTACs, and light blu...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Windows 10 & FSX
Replies: 20
Views: 4632

Re: Windows 10 & FSX

I have been running FSX on Windows 9 and 10 for some time now and mostly without issue. Recently, however, I have been encountering some pretty stupid and annoying things, such as nav lights not displaying or the graphics progressively failing as the flight goes on.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What got you into aviation?
Replies: 28
Views: 1471

Re: What got you into aviation?

I, like every kid, was entranced by planes and the airport. I guess I just never "grew" out of it. My friend got me FS2004 for my 8th birthday and that was all she wrote.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Recommend: A Good Online Aviation Store
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Recommend: A Good Online Aviation Store

airplaneshop.com should have what you're looking for, along with merchandise available on Boeing and Airbus websites

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by BWIAirport
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation
Replies: 31
Views: 3618

Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

PanAm788 wrote:
VC10’s are gone. RAF retired them a few years ago.

Would also add L1011 (all variants) and 737-100

Doesn't NASA have a 737-100?

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by BWIAirport
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 922
Views: 320645

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Will there be a new ICAO designation for the A350-900ULR? A59L?

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by BWIAirport
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 4272

Re: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?

Keep in mind most ski/snowboard equipment requires an entire separate checked bag in addition to the bulky winter clothes already in one bag. A skier flying Spirit would have to pay for at least a second checked bag, and the price starts to creep up into normal legacy ticket range, without the addit...

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by BWIAirport
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight duration classifications
Replies: 28
Views: 2876

Re: Flight duration classifications

afterburner wrote:
a320fan wrote:
I have my own classifications on this that I use.

1-4 short haul
4-8 medium haul
8-15 long haul
15+ ULH

What do you call flights that are less than one hour?

Puddle jumpers?

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by BWIAirport
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight duration classifications
Replies: 28
Views: 2876

Re: Flight duration classifications

In practice, long-haul begins when you fly over oceans. For whatever reason, someone might view a 6h15m SAN-BOS flight as medium haul and a 4h30m BOS-KEF flight as long haul. This, of course, is typically an arbitrary, meaningless classification. It is however the flight "feels".

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by BWIAirport
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 7828

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

32andBelow wrote:
If this made sense delta could do it today with a 757.

Theoretically AS has a better feed on each end than DL, with its JL parnership and intra-Alaska network (however minimal that may be)

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by BWIAirport
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Video reports welcome?
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

Re: Video reports welcome?

Thank you both!

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by BWIAirport
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 14310

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

Between the red tail and billboard red font, at first glance it looks just like Swiss

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by BWIAirport
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Video reports welcome?
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

Video reports welcome?

I was looking through the posts on this forum and noticed every trip report has been done in photos. When I fly, I like making extensive trip reports, with the same level of detail as done in the photo reports, but on videos posted to YouTube. Are such posts welcome on this forum, or are photo repor...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Tagging multiple aircraft in a photo
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Tagging multiple aircraft in a photo

Many of my favorite pictures on a.net include multiple aircraft or even whole terminal views. These can be especially interesting when comparing the size of two airliners. I think it would be helpful to add an option to include additional aircraft in the photo information. Often photographers will a...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast
Replies: 42
Views: 3657

Re: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast

Balimore => Well done! And here same question, for ppl living in this area, is this better to fly from Dulles or Baltimore instead? My 100% unbiased answer is of course BWI :D But actually, from what I've seen passengers tend to rate BWI among the best airports in the US. Every concourse has been r...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast
Replies: 42
Views: 3657

Re: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast

Balimore => Well done! And here same question, for ppl living in this area, is this better to fly from Dulles or Baltimore instead? My 100% unbiased answer is of course BWI :D But actually, from what I've seen passengers tend to rate BWI among the best airports in the US. Every concourse has been r...

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