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by SeaDoo
Mon May 22, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with only one 747 pax service left
Replies: 67
Views: 6417

Re: Airports with only one 747 pax service left

Are we talking scheduled passenger service only? If so, I think for part of the year SEA counts. BA does schedule 747-400's, but not all the time. I think LH is the only 747-400 year round.

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by SeaDoo
Sun May 21, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue New NYPD Livery
Replies: 33
Views: 6856

Re: JetBlue New NYPD Livery

Nice of Jet Blue to try and honor NYPD. I think the paint job itself could have been much better. I have no idea looking at that photo that they are honoring the NYPD. I have worked with two guys who used to work for the NYPD. One retired. The other left as he had to live off of credit cards to make...

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by SeaDoo
Thu May 18, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 14620

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

I think Bellingham will hurt traffic go down someday if people are heading to Everrett airport. What do you think guys? Q I don't see how this doesn't somehow take away some traffic from Bellingham. Live in north Snohomish County and think you will drive up to Bellingham to avoid the horrendous Sea...

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by SeaDoo
Wed May 17, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 14620

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

So I just woke up and saw this: http://www.heraldnet.com/news/alaska-airlines-to-serve-paine-field-in-everett-in-2018/ Went to airliners and see this is already being discussed. I could see flights to PDX which would then allow onward connections. I have heard GEG, repeatedly, but don't know if ther...

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by SeaDoo
Sun May 14, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA...those upgrades are really needed
Replies: 83
Views: 9034

Re: SEA...those upgrades are really needed

So apparently I don't know how to quote appropriately. Here is my rant backing up PlanesNTrains: No matter your political persuasion, this is going to continue to be a problem for those in WA with the ruling political party. Lots of growth, and no freeway growth. Heck in Seattle, they have "roa...

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by SeaDoo
Sun May 14, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA...those upgrades are really needed
Replies: 83
Views: 9034

Re: SEA...those upgrades are really needed

The cost of the existing light rail was over top and frankly not supportable without extreme taxation. Extreme? Since you didn't care to source or qualify your "over the top" claim, here are some actual figures on the rather minimal-to-modest, voter-approved increases: Car tab (MVET) ----...

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by SeaDoo
Sun May 14, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Lufthansa reject that single 747-8i?
Replies: 11
Views: 7358

Re: Why did Lufthansa reject that single 747-8i?

I believe multiple lh 747-8 had problems, moisture leakage, and maybe more

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by SeaDoo
Fri May 12, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 780 SEA to MSP returning to SEA
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

Re: AS 780 SEA to MSP returning to SEA

According to their website, they now have a new 1545 departure. No explanation for why the original one returned.

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by SeaDoo
Fri May 12, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 780 SEA to MSP returning to SEA
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

AS 780 SEA to MSP returning to SEA

Looks like AS780, a Boeing 737-790, scheduled for SEA to MSP is returning to SEA.

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by SeaDoo
Mon May 08, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6638

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulum moves

4 - Seats. What the heck happened to the pitch!?! I get it, airlines want to make money. But some airlines have gone to less than 31 inch pitch and I don't think that is enough room to be comfortable. Doesn't Frontier have a 28 inch pitch? For someone over 6 feet tall that is painful. Has it really ...

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by SeaDoo
Fri May 05, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 14332

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

Too many people.trying to decide who is at fault. This is a failure of United to let someone on the wrong flight!

I also wonder.about how the lady couldn't have avoided this herself. She too is probably to blame.

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by SeaDoo
Wed May 03, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY announces TLV-MIA staring November
Replies: 62
Views: 7712

Re: LY announces TLV-MIA staring November

It's about time. Traditionally the largest trans-Atlantic city pair without a non-stop (although SFO-FCO is around the same size), and it finally has service again. Who is flying SFO-FCO? Nobody. SFOFCO, MIATLV and LAXIKA are the largest trans-Atlantic markets without non-stops. Thanks for the clar...

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by SeaDoo
Wed May 03, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY announces TLV-MIA staring November
Replies: 62
Views: 7712

Re: LY announces TLV-MIA staring November

MAH4546 wrote:
It's about time. Traditionally the largest trans-Atlantic city pair without a non-stop (although SFO-FCO is around the same size), and it finally has service again.


Who is flying SFO-FCO?

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by SeaDoo
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 15092

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

So the link didn't work for me, but I found it on youtube. I don't have any knowledge to what company policies are, but who cares if he did this? Are we becoming so inane as a society that a pilot can't chose to try and break up a fight between two people? Did he handle it how I would have, no. Shou...

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by SeaDoo
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 10331

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

I am assuming this will be upsetting to a lot of employees and for them, I feel sorry for their lives being uprooted.

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by SeaDoo
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid
Replies: 27
Views: 6048

Re: UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid

Ridiculous to try and shift the blame to the police. First do no harm. Did this statement help? I would say no. You now have given people the ability to criticize you for your (pilots' union) statement. If you don't want the police to help, don't call them. If the company calls police and wants some...

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by SeaDoo
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large out stations for alliances
Replies: 20
Views: 3016

Re: Large out stations for alliances

Without doing any research or giving it more than a passing thought, I wonder if HKG, BKK, or LAX would meet this criteria.

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by SeaDoo
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Keep DAL
Replies: 100
Views: 12891

Re: Alaska to Keep DAL

With recent additions by AS at MSP (SAN, SFO), bringing the number of cities out of MSP to four, any chance of a MSP-DAL flight? WN has seemed reluctant to add it when it would likely be successful at 1-2x daily. I don't know much about Sun Country, but it would be interesting to see Alaska get in ...

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by SeaDoo
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian challenges LEVEL/IAG and will fly between Barcelona and Buenos Aires
Replies: 49
Views: 5679

Re: Norwegian challenges LEVEL/IAG and will fly between Barcelona and Buenos Aires

If only one airline per country is permitted, AR is already on the EZE-BCN route.

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by SeaDoo
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed recruiting in Boeing country
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Lockheed recruiting in Boeing country

http://www.heraldnet.com/business/lockh ... engineers/
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Hopefully anyone who has lost a job with Boeing can take advantage of this opportunity:

http://www.heraldnet.com/business/lockh ... engineers/

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by SeaDoo
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper Boeing 787 article on DL/VS/VX/AS
Replies: 20
Views: 5867

Re: Newspaper Boeing 787 article on DL/VS/VX/AS

Hey, SeaDoo, thanks for the kind remarks regarding my article. ;) Aviation and aerospace manufacturing are monstrously complex industries. My knowledge is a mile wide and just scratching the surface. That said, I am going to push back against your criticisms, though. I don't disagree with your tech...

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by SeaDoo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK
Replies: 39
Views: 4759

Re: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK

I am in agreement with the above comments that this will likely have no effect on Oakland flights. If there is a change, I would wonder if there would be an additional flight on game day or the day before to get Oakland fans to Las Vegas and back home.

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by SeaDoo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper Boeing 787 article on DL/VS/VX/AS
Replies: 20
Views: 5867

Newspaper Boeing 787 article on DL/VS/VX/AS

http://www.heraldnet.com/business/smaller-more-efficient-787-has-been-a-boon-for-airliners/ I realize it is easy to criticize poor journalism, but this article stuck out at me. The first paragraph talks about the demise of the glitzy British airline's US based carrier. Lets see if I can do a better ...

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by SeaDoo
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines access to West Texas and South Texas markets
Replies: 42
Views: 4424

Re: Delta Air Lines access to West Texas and South Texas markets

I don't have any facts or figures to back up my opinion, but I think SLC-ELP is a hole in the DL route network

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by SeaDoo
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines new destinations
Replies: 30
Views: 4316

Re: Alaska Airlines new destinations

Will Alaska Airlines add nonstop service to Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Charlotte, Louisville, Memphis, and Pittsburgh? I Cleveland has nonstop flights to California and seasonal nonstop service to Seattle and Portland on Frontier. Alaska could provide year-round nonstop service between Clevel...

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by SeaDoo
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 20555

Re: SEAT Law coming?

I haven't read the proposed legislation. I think there is too much government regulation, but I would love to see a minimum set in law. Perhaps 31" or more. They could also address seat width. As long as I am being the dictator, I would also like to see at least one free piece of checked luggag...

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by SeaDoo
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 12765

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

I am a fan of air travel, but it seems like in the contiguous states, they should eliminate this program. I am not saying it should continue in AK and HI, but the contiguous states seem like an easy place to start. Can anyone come up with a good airport/route in the Lower 48 that is worthy?

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by SeaDoo
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted
Replies: 83
Views: 10839

Re: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted

I realize there is a wide variety in the experience level and knowledge people.have about flying. I do have to say I don't understand why anyone would fly without a jacket


Had two good flights today on British Airways, but both were too hot, especially in F while trying to sleep.

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by SeaDoo
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France plans 5-day ATC strike
Replies: 60
Views: 7138

Re: France plans 5-day ATC strike

What days are they planning on striking? Does next week mean starting on March 6th?

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by SeaDoo
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?
Replies: 30
Views: 5658

Re: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?

Interesteting to see S15 at Sea is so long. Currently I am waiting at that gate now ing too board.

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by SeaDoo
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 12207

Re: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?

LeCoqFrancais wrote:
The Boeing 767-400 is not great, it dose not fly very high on TATL flights (mid FL300s) which make it consume more fuel than its rivals...



Why does it only fly at this altitude?

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by SeaDoo
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya receives CAT 1 Status: How long before DL announces ATL/JFK-NBO?
Replies: 49
Views: 6364

Re: Kenya receives CAT 1 Status: How long before DL announces ATL/JFK-NBO?

I'm with the naysayers. I wouldn't even give it close to a 40% chance for 2018. As I usually feel, I would be happy to be wrong.

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by SeaDoo
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC888 Diverting
Replies: 11
Views: 4436

Re: AC888 Diverting

Good answer

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by SeaDoo
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon
Replies: 124
Views: 16628

Re: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon

Good to read about an improvement I the passenger experience.

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by SeaDoo
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA
Replies: 77
Views: 10847

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA

RE: Sun County to SEA

I think they must have had something going on to zero out SEA. As far as I know, I believe they have been operating in SEA for years.

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by SeaDoo
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United retires ual.com domain.
Replies: 34
Views: 6555

Re: United retires ual.com domain.

[*]

FredrikHAD wrote:
VC10er wrote:
...UAL got it just after Al Gore invented the internet!


Al Gore? Is this a wide spread myth in the US? I do hope I'm just not getting the irony here :)

/Fredrik


Al Gore claimed responsibility for creating the Internet.

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by SeaDoo
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 747 at LAX 1/26/2017?
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: UA 747 at LAX 1/26/2017?

From someone who loves the look of 747's, it is sad to think it is worth a thread that UA has one at LAX.

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by SeaDoo
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week
Replies: 65
Views: 6474

Re: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week

Speaking of Reno, would a Kef-rno route be more likely than Kef-Rno? I think it has a better chance than Hkg-Kef, not that I see Rno-kef as real likely.

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by SeaDoo
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did sleeper berth on aircraft end?
Replies: 24
Views: 4844

Re: When did sleeper berth on aircraft end?

I will hopefully enjoying my "sleeper berth" when flying back from Spain this spring :)

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by SeaDoo
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One World Lack of Integration
Replies: 26
Views: 4474

Re: One World Lack of Integration

My two cents: Get rid of the high costs on the consumer for booking FF tickets on BA.

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by SeaDoo
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA ever operate Dallas to Flagstaff?
Replies: 27
Views: 2990

Re: DFW-FLG

I don't see Key West from Dallas with the current EYW runwaybut feel free to prove me wrong and rub my face in it if they do it.,

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by SeaDoo
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Proposes allowing voice calls onboard
Replies: 37
Views: 2892

Re: DOT Proposes allowing voice calls onboard

Horrible idea! Please don't allow cell phone conversations from push back to touch down. Texting is fine, but we don't want to hear your phone calls.

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by SeaDoo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM Air Service Announcement Tomorrow
Replies: 53
Views: 6311

Re: MEM Air Service Announcement Tomorrow

I hadn't given this much thought, but would have gone with Alaska
or Norwegian before guessing Air Canada.

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by SeaDoo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada New Routes Announced: YYZ-MEM, SAT
Replies: 43
Views: 3879

Re: Air Canada New Routes Announced: YYZ-MEM, SAT

Does this work for Memphis to Europe or Asia connections at Toronto?

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by SeaDoo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO introduces first 'therapy pig'
Replies: 64
Views: 6228

Re: SFO introduces first 'therapy pig'

aviationaware wrote:
Too late, all the Bay Area liberals already had their childish breakdown on November 8th.


Funny :)

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by SeaDoo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigger windows on the Boeing 737 BBJ
Replies: 31
Views: 6763

Re: Bigger windows on the Boeing 737 BBJ

So do we know how much these cost?

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by SeaDoo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM Air Service Announcement Tomorrow
Replies: 53
Views: 6311

Re: MEM Air Service Announcement Tomorrow

From NW to Norwegian :D

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by SeaDoo
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 20458

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

11725Flyer wrote:
Okay, when can we transition to the "AS and B6 merge in 2020" thread?


I am assuming is was meant as a joke, but if you are actually serious, I don't see AS and B6 merging. If they do, feel free to rub my nose in my incorrect prediction. :smile:

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