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by TerminalD
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch
Replies: 29
Views: 3338

Re: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch

So it's odd DY hasn't done MAN-USA flights. That's exactly what Monarch would do with the MAX. This seems like a choreographed dance. It may all be Monarch manipulating DY, but I don't doubt it's true. Otoh, Monarch hasn't even gotten the MAX yet. Pretty early days.

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair future strategy
Replies: 26
Views: 2943

Re: Icelandair future strategy

Buy WOW. End of strategy.

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 109
Views: 15958

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Personally, in my book, there indeed is no shame in being a fully government-owned airline - that is quite normal globally and where the airline can serve for broader national benefit, but it seems to me this messy middle state SAA finds itself hardly ideal. Which is why the MidEast brouhaha is a j...

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 109
Views: 15958

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

I'm sure AA/DL/UA are already working to kill the Open Skies agreement. Wait, I'm hearing they aren't and they don't care one iota. Hmm...Funny that...

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by TerminalD
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX Closed due to Earthquake
Replies: 24
Views: 5391

Re: MEX Closed due to Earthquake

Thoughts and prayers

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by TerminalD
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air increased 98 % in one year
Replies: 6
Views: 1770

Re: WOW Air increased 98 % in one year

Success in putting people in seats, but are they spending at the needed price points? First, no company can grow like that and make a profit. That's pretty much true in any industry. Does that mean they will fail? No, of course not. It's very common to lose money in the extreme growth phase until y...

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by TerminalD
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 30
Views: 5689

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

I've been expecting this, what else were they going to do with all those 737 MAX? I'm not sure they will make more money than intra-Europe. Plot out the range to the U.S. from MAN and I think you'll have the network. Tell me you can make ORD-MAN with a 737MAX and I think they've got something. If th...

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by TerminalD
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 15589

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

I will be shocked if it really operates daily on a 747 for all of Summer.

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by TerminalD
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3137

Re: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?

Now to answer the OP, in aviation we use Nautical miles, and NMs only. A321neo does not have the range to fly payload KEF-MIA, that appears to have been positioning only without payload to retrieve pax from a grounded a/c. 737MAX8 and a A321neo w/2 ACTs (third one eats payload) will do about 2600-2...

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by TerminalD
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian ceo and board chairman increases it's stake in Norwegian
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Re: Norwegian ceo and board chairman increases it's stake in Norwegian

That's definitely a vote of confidence.

AA/DL/UA will say his great-great-great-grandfather was from Asia, so this amounts to foreign subsidies!!!!!!!!

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by TerminalD
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 8944

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

I had a feeling this would happen. Wonder where ATL is in all of this?

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 47
Views: 6077

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

LAXintl wrote:
Fedex
5 weekly frequencies - MIA-HAV using Cessna 208 Caravan

This is the right size aircraft for most of the Cuba authorities!

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by TerminalD
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3137

Re: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?

What's the elevation of the departure airport? What's the air temp? What are the headwinds? What are the weather conditions at the destination airport and all diversion airports... How frequently will the carrier tolerate a tech stop? You want a simple answer yet there isn't one. I'm not talking De...

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by TerminalD
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17
Replies: 29
Views: 4402

Re: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17

LAXintl wrote:
Seasonal or not, the frequency is a reduction from previously published schedules, and also reduction from what was operated last winter. (4x @ ORD).

Can they move these frequencies to a new route? or does it go to reallocation?

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by TerminalD
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13335

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

What kind of ^&@#$&* strike an airline on the verge of liquidation? Quit and get another job. Don't be crybabies. Wouldn't that leave Air Berlin in the same place? If the striking crew simply turned in their resignation and took new jobs the airline would still be short those pilots and can...

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by TerminalD
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13335

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Not really a smart move by the pilots. If they think that they can live on insolvency severance pay, OK. But under the conditions they have to work now, they should Keep the bride attractive. Instead they demolish what is left with a sledge hammer. The loneliest People today might be the AB call Ce...

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by TerminalD
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3137

Re: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?

As a follow-up, an article in the NYT from a year ago claimed the 737 MAX 8 could make it 3500 miles Westbound on the Atlantic, presumably with zero cargo. I have some verification that is near the limit, but is it longer? WW was flying the A321 NEO 3700 KEF-MIA in the Summer, but not regularly.

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by TerminalD
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3137

What Is the Real Westbound Transatlantic Range of the 737MAX and A320/1NEO?

I know from experience that the manufacturer data is unusable and based upon non-real world assumptions. Plus, it doesn't include Ops-Spec based limitations caused by reserve fuel requirements. Anybody who works in a carrier's Ops department with the plane onsite (or who have done a real analysis fo...

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by TerminalD
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does RJ not fly nonstop year round to DTW?
Replies: 19
Views: 2157

Re: Why does RJ not fly nonstop year round to DTW?

Also in the off-season months only like 20-30% of passengers on AMM-YUL-DTW go on to Detroit. In the summer months however the flights are packed. There's the OP's answer. It is often just as simple as that. If RJ thought it was a profitable use of available aircraft to fly DTW-AMM non-stop year-ro...

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by TerminalD
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI
Replies: 31
Views: 8242

Re: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI

I doubt that, since the JV won't cover HKG. The KL/DL JV doesn't technically cover DXB, but it's still DL's way to serve the market after leaving themselves because DL has a financial interest in the passenger once they reach AMS. I think SEA-HKG is likely to be a similar situation, where DL will b...

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by TerminalD
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Temporarily Moves HQ Back to DTW
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Spirit Temporarily Moves HQ Back to DTW

Kinda cool. I wonder if it will stick. Guess it depends on the hurricane impact. Spirit Airlines is facing the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma in Florida by making sure its staff and their families are safe - and that the airline can operate as the storm reaches the U.S. It relocated hundreds of...

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace
Replies: 44
Views: 12889

Re: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace

dumbell2424 wrote:
Looks like UA48 EWR-BOM and UA82 EWR-DEL has been avoiding it already

I'm waiting to see the logic of how to blame the UAE and Qatar for making USA-India uneconomical as a result of this. LOL

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 4745

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

Very bad sign for QX

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by TerminalD
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25739

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Negative cashflow. Yeah, but that's like never happened ever. As long as you are profitable you can get financing, so the negative cash flow is irrelevant. This is just sour grapes and capacity shaming, since as a public company the detractors can't claim they are government subsidized, they are at...

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by TerminalD
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 25739

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

Norwegian 12 month share price -37% Ryanair 12 month share price +43% EasyJet 12 month share price +11% IAG 12 month share price +63% Investors aren't impressed. Investors don't like expansion and they don't like loss-leading. Just ask any of the U.S. carriers. The DOJ filed an aborted litigation a...

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Yeah, but that's like never happened ever. As long as you are profitable you can get financing, so the negative cash flow is irrelevant.
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flee wrote:
enilria wrote:
Why would a profitable airline shut down???

https://www.norwegian.com/globalassets/ ... 017-q2.pdf

Negative cashflow.

Yeah, but that's like never happened ever. As long as you are profitable you can get financing, so the negative cash flow is irrelevant.

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by TerminalD
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships
Replies: 28
Views: 4781

Re: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships

FI is the obvious bet I doubt FI would ever be interested in that. Icelandic competition authorities would never allow it either. Germany has one airline now basically. WW has purposely cut off all the expansion options for FI both in terms of network and in terms of gate usage at KEF. It's going t...

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by TerminalD
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways and LAS...
Replies: 18
Views: 3484

Re: Qatar Airways and LAS...

An insider posted a long time ago that Al Baker said in a speech that QR would add LAS in the wake of remarks by the DL CEO aimed at shutting down Open Skies. It was shortly afterward posted on Twitter. The route planners were apparently blindsided by the move. I believe that team is mostly now gone...

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by TerminalD
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7243

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

AA exiting San Juan gradually? This could be from a soap opera where an airline geek emerges from a 15 year coma to stunning realizations! :) Yes, of course they have been for a very long time. It appears that AA strategy in SJU is directly affected by the LCC/ULCC entry. AA decided to start down-s...

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by TerminalD
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money
Replies: 31
Views: 3790

Re: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money

With all of the negative publicity United's gotten lately, it's nice to see them receiving recognition for such a good deed by their CEO. Certainly no recognition was needed, and he did not make this public himself. Bravo Oscar! http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/08/30/united-ceo-oscar-munoz-vows-t...

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by TerminalD
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will frontier ever start newark?
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: Will frontier ever start newark?

My understanding is they want a dedicated gate and haven't succeeded.

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by TerminalD
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread
Replies: 562
Views: 40519

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Indy wrote:
Looks like another city just picked up TATL service. CLE has landed Icelandair.

I think IND will have Iceland very soon as well.

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by TerminalD
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13304

Re: Midwest Express 2017

I'll give this one a lot more of a chance of success than most others. They at least are identifying an under served market. There may be more people clamoring for low cost air fare, but there are an awful lot of airlines operating in that arena. Right now there are very few airlines offering a dec...

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by TerminalD
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13304

Re: Midwest Express 2017

I sure hope CRJ's aren't part of the plans. That won't turn out well. I agree. Worst possible plane to try and start an airline with. Even if they got the CRJ for free, it's still a PITA to turn a profit on. I am all for a return of Midwest though! Pretty sure the CRJs are the plan. I think it's ri...

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by TerminalD
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Gives Up on Buying AA Stake
Replies: 10
Views: 2722

Re: QR Gives Up on Buying AA Stake

DL747400 wrote:
Good! This was an ego-driven, very ill-conceived move from the very beginning. Hostile and provocative.

You've just described every Wall Street acquisition.

I'm sure Wall Street will approve of QR being turned away by sending the stock down.

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by TerminalD
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Gives Up on Buying AA Stake
Replies: 10
Views: 2722

QR Gives Up on Buying AA Stake

It's a shame. I was looking forward to this going on long enough to enjoy a lot of popcorn. In a statement, the state-owned airline cited American’s “latest public disclosure,” seeming to refer to a recent earnings report. Qatar said the disclosure demonstrated the “investment no longer meets our ob...

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by TerminalD
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?
Replies: 32
Views: 4001

Re: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?

You are comparing DXB to CVG? Bwahahahahahah. I suggest you take a flight to Dubai. You clearly haven't been there. DXB is about 40% local. About the same as ATL. Having said that, of course they can't keep expanding from DXB, there isn't the space at the airport and eventually they will serve all v...

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by TerminalD
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azura Airways by David Neeleman
Replies: 5
Views: 1565

Re: Azura Airways by David Neeleman

I think this isn't surprising as he's said as much. The question boils down to financing it.

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by TerminalD
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 69
Views: 7572

Re: What's next for Spirit?

Id like to start a post about NK, because it seems like other airlines have one so why not have a post dedicated to NK? In another post, a pilot bridge program is being established with GoJet to funnel in new pilots to NK. Where do you see NK next? Lets talk about the pesky NEO and the engine probl...

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by TerminalD
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates
Replies: 71
Views: 8581

Re: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates

I question whether all the airlines can grow that much. For example, I don't think UA and WN can both grow 50%. We'll see.

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by TerminalD
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 74
Views: 10716

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

Silver Airways says it has replaced CEO Sami Teittinen by Steven Rossum an aviation attorney that specializes in corporate restructuring. At the same time it was announced the company has agreed to acquire 20 ATR-42 aircraft with options for additional 30. They have rights to convert to the larger ...

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by TerminalD
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Renovation/Rebuild: Will Terminal A, "Marine Air Terminal" be Kept?
Replies: 10
Views: 2315

Re: LGA Renovation/Rebuild: Will Terminal A, "Marine Air Terminal" be Kept?

Great questions. In the past there was talk it would be for B6, but I think the risk is that if they secured more slots (somehow) they would be walled off from expansion.

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by TerminalD
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: T100: CUBA Load Factors Through Jan 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3276

Re: T100: CUBA Load Factors Through Jan 2017

Is that round-trip or simply US-Cuba? "Both directions averaged" is literally in the second line of the original post... I enjoyed that. Anyway, mostly awful, but actually less awful LFs than I expected. I was expecting to see more teens. JUST IMAGINE how much money that sucked out of Sil...

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by TerminalD
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: T100: CUBA Load Factors Through Jan 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3276

T100: CUBA Load Factors Through Jan 2017

Enjoy... Source: T100. Both directions averaged. https://www.transtats.bts.gov/DL_SelectFields.asp Silver FLL-CCC 2016/12 LF: 16% FLL-CCC 2017/01 LF: 20% FLL-CFG 2016/12 LF: 15% FLL-CFG 2017/01 LF: 14% FLL-CMW 2016/11 LF: 18% FLL-CMW 2016/12 LF: 39% FLL-CMW 2017/01 LF: 29% FLL-HOG 2016/11 LF: 21% FL...

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by TerminalD
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could AA upgauge MIA-HAV to an A330 on at least one flight?
Replies: 12
Views: 1824

Re: Could AA upgauge MIA-HAV to an A330 on at least one flight?

I thought AA was restricted to 4 x daily based on slot awards so they could not add any more flights without permission hence my question. I should've amended my thread to 'widebody' service rather than 332. Having grown up in PR i automatically associated AA and the Caribbean with the A300 or the ...

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by TerminalD
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: homosexuality in the aviation industry
Replies: 41
Views: 3242

Re: homosexuality in the aviation industry

As a gay man I have come to notice aviation has a disproportionately high number of gay people either interested in or working in the industry. Most prominently in the cabin crew role, but I also know many gay pilots personally at all levels, from students right through to ME3 A380 captains. I was ...

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by TerminalD
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 14804

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

We have to accept, I think, that we all live in a crazy world now. No common sense left anywhere. It's always been crazy. It's just now there's evidence of everything that happens. All because grown adults need to act like kids. Where in that sentence is the best place to add the word "drunk&q...

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by TerminalD
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH
Replies: 65
Views: 11625

Re: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; HA Drops OAK-OGG; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH

enilria wrote:
Thanks to TerminalD helping me out this week. I finally took a vacation!

No problem. Any time...

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