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by DaveFly
Tue May 01, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26323

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I’ve flown eight times nonstop from NYC to Honolulu. All on HA 330s. I just happen to like HA. The 330 was just a fringe benefit — the widebody has a perceived spaciousness, despite the same crappy seats, than that of a 320/737. But they’re all designed for the same mission, with the same ETOPS req...

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by DaveFly
Tue May 01, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26323

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I’ve flown eight times nonstop from NYC to Honolulu. All on HA 330s. I just happen to like HA. The 330 was just a fringe benefit — the widebody has a perceived spaciousness, despite the same crappy seats, than that of a 320/737. But they’re all designed for the same mission, with the same ETOPS requ...

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by DaveFly
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence
Replies: 50
Views: 6909

Re: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence

I live very close to SWF. From my own experience, as well as talking to friends and neighbors, Norwegian is actually creating demand that might not have existed. For example, I hadn’t ever thought of Ireland as a holiday destination, but I’m taking advantage of the Norwegian fares and SWF convenienc...

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by DaveFly
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religious people live longer and are happier: study
Replies: 92
Views: 2512

Re: Religious people live longer and are happier: study

Well, this thread has been interesting!! I actually believe the premise of the study. I’ve noticed that people on the far reaches of either side on the political/belief spectrum are often very angry. You can see it right here. I’m not particularly religious, but I do believe — in my own way. As for...

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by DaveFly
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religious people live longer and are happier: study
Replies: 92
Views: 2512

Re: Religious people live longer and are happier: study

Well, this thread has been interesting!! I actually believe the premise of the study. I’ve noticed that people on the far reaches of either side on the political/belief spectrum are often very angry. You can see it right here. I’m not particularly religious, but I do believe — in my own way. As for ...

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by DaveFly
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that still have the 3-3-3 config in the 777
Replies: 17
Views: 1086

Re: Airlines that still have the 3-3-3 config in the 777

El Al still has all of its 772s in 3-3-3 configuration.

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by DaveFly
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116684

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

CNN just announced that ‘the 737 is a plane that actually has fuel tanks in the wings.’

Just wow!

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by DaveFly
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30399

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Hey, I just turned 60 and I watch 60 Minutes. The show can’t just be dismissed because you don’t like it — their ratings are very high. Having said that, they often do go after sensationalism over facts. Dan Rather, a former correspondent, and someone who I respect in many ways, had the temerity to ...

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by DaveFly
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 25362

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

Which airlines have been affected? Air New Zealand. Who else?

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by DaveFly
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with flight number 13
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Airlines with flight number 13

Do people who avoid row 13 think that that particular row will slide out of the plane while every other row remains safe?! :)

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by DaveFly
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL EWR-CDG
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: DL EWR-CDG

https://youtu.be/AO5RtbSjmrc
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I flew DL 767 EWR-CDG a few years ago. Great flight. Here’s the link if anyone cares!
https://youtu.be/AO5RtbSjmrc

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by DaveFly
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?
Replies: 31
Views: 5237

Re: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?

Thanks once again for the input and maybe one day these two nations will reconcile and common direct flights will resume. Anything is possible! Very recently, EgyptAir began sending their A-330s to Israel with the EgyptAir logo displayed. Who would’ve imagined that just a few decades ago? https://w...

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by DaveFly
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?
Replies: 31
Views: 5237

Re: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?

Thanks once again for the input and maybe one day these two nations will reconcile and common direct flights will resume. Anything is possible! Very recently, EgyptAir began sending their A-330s to Israel with the EgyptAir logo displayed. Who would’ve imagined that just a few decades ago? https://w...

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by DaveFly
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?
Replies: 31
Views: 5237

Re: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?

deltadawg wrote:
I do know the history of India and Pakistan.


Well then, you pretty much answered your question right there.

India and Pakistan have nuclear arms aimed at each other. There’s no love lost between them, so it’s no surprise that air links are extremely limited.

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by DaveFly
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roseanne Reboot...thoughts?
Replies: 47
Views: 1477

Re: Roseanne Reboot...thoughts?

Whatever your feelings about Roseanne Barr, her original show was groundbreaking. I watched the original episodes when they first aired, until the last season, that is. Politics aside, I expected the revival to be awful, but I was pleasantly surprised. The first two episodes were very good. So many ...

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by DaveFly
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not taking outbound flight voids the return?
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Not taking outbound flight voids the return?

In the U.S., I believe you’re considered a no-show if you skip the outbound flight, which invalidates the return. That happened to me 20 years ago when my son was an infant. Delta mistakenly marked him as a no-show, to which I asked, ‘How do you think he got here? By Greyhound, while the rest of the...

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by DaveFly
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 85
Views: 13453

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

I think there’s very limited air service between Pakistan and India. Perhaps only the PIA flight from Lahore to Delhi. No flights by Air India, as far I’m aware. Is there limited overflight freedom? That might also account for the routing on the flight to Israel that avoids Pakistani airspace. Just ...

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by DaveFly
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love/hate the Boeing 777
Replies: 62
Views: 4683

Re: I love/hate the Boeing 777

I still enjoy the 777, have been on many of them. Primarily UA, DL, and LY. I like 3-3-3, hate 3-4-3. LY is odd, 3-3-3 with old dreadful IFE. As for other widebodies, the 767 beats all, A-330 is a nice ride, A-340 at LH was unbearable. As for ‘bean counters,’ yes, I am one. I laugh when I explain th...

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by DaveFly
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96207

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

Was that about the same time you said that this deal would never happen? :duck: No, I don’t think I ever said anything of the sort about the deal. Maybe you’re confusing me with someone else. I hardly ever visit this site, and when I do visit, I don’t contradict reliable sources. “ The 330s were ac...

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by DaveFly
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96207

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

Hawaii to Europe would be a sure way to lose money fast. Europeans just have a lot more choices closer to home (cheaper) than flying all the way to Hawaii. And if they do want to visit Hawaii, most will fly there after spending a few days in the continental U.S. This is just based on my more than 2...

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by DaveFly
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96207

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

HA made the right choice with the 789. No “orphan” 338 that they never really wanted. The 789 will not only allow them to stretch their legs to Europe/elsewhere in Asia, but give them a proven, popular model that will not only look good in their livery, but one that they will feel totally comfortab...

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by DaveFly
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1938

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2018

I used to work for a cruise line (Bermuda Star Line) way back in the day, and have been on about 30 cruises of various lines. None in the last ten years though (I felt cruised-out), so my opinions aren’t up to date. I had a medical emergency on the Celebrity Zenith, an episode of ventricular tach, a...

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by DaveFly
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7876

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

Hpn definitely has a premium over lga from what I have seen. Not sure they can use c series due to the pax limitations. I don’t know if actual stats would back that up. I’ve hunted for, and found, better fares on certain routes/days out of White Plains and Stewart, than I’ve found from LGA or EWR. ...

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by DaveFly
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EDI to SWF and the Big Apple with Norwegian
Replies: 9
Views: 5577

Re: EDI to SWF and the Big Apple with Norwegian

Very nice report! I’m a bit jaded because I grew up in New York City and now live close by SWF. Stewart Airport is going to be officially renamed New York International Airport at Stewart Field. The purpose is to identify Stewart more closely with NYC. If you ever do a return holiday via SWF, you sh...

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by DaveFly
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96207

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

The trend in many of the comments is that HA is primarily interested in opening European markets. I don’t really see them going after the European beach crowd, especially as it’s been pointed out that there are much closer holiday destinations. I think Pacific routes, especially China, which HA have...

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by DaveFly
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?
Replies: 62
Views: 6957

Re: Possibility of the 797 having a T-Tail?

One of the reasons that the C-5 and C-17 et al have T-tails is to provide clearance for paratroopers who jump from a rear side door. (That information was provided by flight crew on a tour of the ANG at Stewart Airport).

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by DaveFly
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?
Replies: 44
Views: 3198

Re: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?

I used to love the CRJ1/2 when I was young, I much prefer the DL CRJ7/9's now, considering I am 6'1'. I usually want a chiropractor after an HPN-DTW flight on one. In terms of regionals I'd choose the 170/175's or a CR9 any day over the CR2/1's. Anyone remember the UAL and NW Avro's? Good times :) ...

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by DaveFly
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 5645

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

I'm really surprised at the positive responses for FRA. I really don't care for that airport at all. I connect at AMS whenever possible, but end up at CDG a fair amount and haven't had any particularly bad experiences. I've had some of my worst experiences at FRA. I agree. I’m surprised to read the...

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by DaveFly
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 5153

Re: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines

I think it’s a mistake to think that El Al is going after religious/ethnic markets. That’s already covered in the States with New York and Miami. They’re now exploring business/tech markets in San Francisco and India. The ‘high percentage of Jews’ that is often discussed here doesn’t mean much. For ...

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by DaveFly
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 7217

Re: Air India confirms DEL-TLV

I don't think the Israelis will feel comfortable flying over saudi airspace especially in case of an emergency. Anyway does this route overfly Pak airspace or will it fly down to Gujarat and head further west ? Why? Saudi is an ally of the US (such as Israel) and a relatively prosperous and civilis...

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by DaveFly
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 7217

Re: Air India confirms DEL-TLV

Continued.....

tapping into high-tech industries, space, medicine, etc.

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by DaveFly
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 7217

Re: Air India confirms DEL-TLV

Israel and India are linking their high-tech industries, not looking for holiday-makers! That’s why El Al and United are flying to San Francisco; it’s not like there’s suddenly a demand to have a holiday from the Bay Area. There are several O&D cities, primarily New York and Miami, that rely on ...

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by DaveFly
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 9120

Re: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018

I really enjoyed your trip report(s)! Hawaiian is really my favorite airline, and I try to get out there every year with at least one of my adult children. We fly from New York and have vacationed on all the main islands. I know it’s tacky, but here’s my latest HA takeoff from JFK to HNL. https://yo...

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by DaveFly
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16777

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

I understand that DXB is mainly connecting pax and UA doesn't fly there anymore anyway. America First doesn't apply to all industries ie air transport and that is fine because our government allowed these deals. But as a Global Services member I will never enter an Emirates cabin and Dubai (IMHO) a...

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by DaveFly
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16777

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

I understand that DXB is mainly connecting pax and UA doesn't fly there anymore anyway. America First doesn't apply to all industries ie air transport and that is fine because our government allowed these deals. But as a Global Services member I will never enter an Emirates cabin and Dubai (IMHO) a...

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by DaveFly
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14513

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

My experiences with JetBlue have almost always been positive. Yeah, there’s room for improvement, but I’ve been treated far far FAR worse on Delta, United, American, and no-love-lost USAir.

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by DaveFly
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 74
Views: 10664

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

If I can add two-cents, I travel EWR-TLV fairly often. United used to be my first choice, but El Al (which had a well-deserved reputation for poor service) has really stepped up its game in the last two years. The flight attendants are now friendly and accommodating, the food is satisfactory. The IF...

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by DaveFly
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last domestic wide body flight?
Replies: 86
Views: 3073

Re: When was your last domestic wide body flight?

Just a few months ago on HA HNL-JFK, A330. Does that count as a US domestic flight?

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by DaveFly
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?
Replies: 88
Views: 10366

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

Well I did many long hauls on 707s and there was nothing wrong with them but I don't like the 737s, it's a poxy plane with poxy little galleys that I had the displeasure of working in and they are kind of ok for flights up to 3 hours only. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. Of course I don't...

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by DaveFly
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Off to Tel Aviv tomorrow 12/10: UA90 aboard 77W
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: Off to Tel Aviv tomorrow 12/10: UA90 aboard 77W

My daughter’s family lives in a suburb of Tel Aviv, so I travel there often. All the suggestions above are very good. If you enjoy the beach, give some consideration to a trip to Eilat. I would also suggest some hiking at Ha’Sharon Park along the Mediterranean coast. Haifa is wonderful too, and it’s...

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by DaveFly
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flynn Pleads Guilty - Lock Him Up!
Replies: 67
Views: 4926

Re: Flynn Pleads Guilty - Lock Him Up!

I assume Hillary Clinton is sending Flynn her thoughts and prayers!

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by DaveFly
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11
Replies: 71
Views: 16289

Re: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11

In the 1980s, TWA flew the JFK-TLV route as flight 800 via CDG on the 747-131. I flew on that route, and recently digitized some old slides from that trip. The return flight TLV-CDG-JFK, was on aircraft 17119, the one that exploded off Long Island in 1996. In my opinion, Carl Icahn should’ve been se...

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by DaveFly
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Takeoff Preference
Replies: 27
Views: 1884

Re: Takeoff Preference

If you’ve ever taken off from JFK’s 31L, you’ll recall the sharp left turn shortly after liftoff. In the 1970s, I remarked that our pilot ‘had the whole Atlantic Ocean to kind of sneak over to the left!’ The departure procedure is the same today, although I don’t know if it’s for noise abatement or ...

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by DaveFly
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19702

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

New Jersey especially in the Northern and Central part of the state has a large Jewish, including a fast growing Orthodox population, one of the biggest Jewish studies schools in Lakewood, NJ as well as large communities in Orange and Rockland Counties in NYS, so makes sense for them to travel thro...

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by DaveFly
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 expands TTN destinations to West Coast
Replies: 23
Views: 4284

Re: F9 expands TTN destinations to West Coast

I once flew SWF-ATL-SEA in AirTran. The fare was very good, SWF is very convenient, the transfer at ATL was short. I didn’t see a problem at all, even traveling with two pre-teens and a senior citizen.

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by DaveFly
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Worst Songs
Replies: 56
Views: 3496

Re: Your Worst Songs

“Miracles,” Jefferson Starship.

I don’t know why I hate it so much. Perhaps because there are so few notes that are actually on pitch. When I first heard it in my college days, I thought, C’mon guys, get a map (long before GPS) and find the right note.

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by DaveFly
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EWR Barack H Obama Airport
Replies: 80
Views: 5969

Re: EWR Barack H Obama Airport

seb146 wrote:
This may shed some light on why Dulles


Thanks for the link. I’m obviously not the only one who’s stumped. Perhaps at this point, the airport should be renamed for Eisenhower.

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by DaveFly
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EWR Barack H Obama Airport
Replies: 80
Views: 5969

Re: EWR Barack H Obama Airport

Let me add that I’m not a great fan of Ronald Reagan, although I voted for him nonetheless. Yes, National Airport was named for him. That doesn’t bother me at all — I might disagree with his policies and legacy, but there’s no doubt he had a major influence on domestic and international events. But ...

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by DaveFly
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EWR Barack H Obama Airport
Replies: 80
Views: 5969

Re: EWR Barack H Obama Airport

That’s correct — he wasn’t controversial. He didn’t have any major legacies either. As Mr Patterson pointed out above, he had a minor role in some of the post-WWII issues of the era. I can’t imagine why a major airport was named for him. There have been a lot of ‘Time Men of the Year’ before and aft...

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by DaveFly
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EWR Barack H Obama Airport
Replies: 80
Views: 5969

Re: EWR Barack H Obama Airport

While we’re on the subject — why was IAD named after John Foster Dulles, Eisenhower’s Secy of State?? I can’t think of any great political or diplomatic achievements in his career. He wasn’t well liked by anyone. Even Carol Burnett, in her early years, sang a song mocking him.

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