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by Elementalism
Thu May 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 77L versus 789 on range
Replies: 7
Views: 3299

Re: Boeing 77L versus 789 on range

Maybe the 777-200ER isnt efficient enough at its full range to make it economically viable? Where the 787-9 can now make it profitable?

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by Elementalism
Wed May 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6381

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

Flew their -800 with the new seating config and it was horrible. For some reason the -700 was not bad. I'd guess they were not able to cram in an extra row in the -700 they could and allowed for more space between the rows. None of their planes have the new config yet. You probably flew a Transavia...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 23, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6381

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

Flew their -800 with the new seating config and it was horrible. For some reason the -700 was not bad. I'd guess they were not able to cram in an extra row in the -700 they could and allowed for more space between the rows.

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by Elementalism
Thu May 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Methamphetamine Indictments for DFW AA subsidary employees
Replies: 18
Views: 3250

Re: Methamphetamine Indictments for DFW AA subsidary employees

I’m quite curious how they got it into the airport in the first place. It’s not exactly the first time something like this has happened, and the TSA/DHS/FBI should’ve done something about it by now. I'm not sure how it is at DFW or other airports but at my airport airside employees go through basic...

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by Elementalism
Thu May 17, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake security at new Islamabad airport
Replies: 7
Views: 2927

Re: Fake security at new Islamabad airport

Somebody just now realized all this security theater is fake? Designed to make people like the author feel safe when they are literally doing nothing?

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by Elementalism
Wed May 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4305

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

ILNFlyer wrote:
They will bring back the NW DC9-50 instead :stirthepot: :duck:


Which if memory serves correct were acquired from the merger with Republic airlines.

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by Elementalism
Wed May 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4305

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

Delta is an interesting company in how they approach their fleet. I would not be surprised at all of they buy used low time 737-700 and 800s to replace old NGs in their fleet. I do not see them going all airbus. It really doesnt make sense from a bargaining perspective nor from a fleet utilization s...

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by Elementalism
Tue May 15, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 166
Views: 20020

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

Have to admit that picture looks pretty nice.

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by Elementalism
Thu May 10, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7168

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

It is a hoot to see all the indignant post about carting one's luggage off the plane in an emergency. I also get a kick out of the phony outrage from people who post about this every time there's an evacuation. Especially the posters who reliably use every evacuation to call for punishments ranging...

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by Elementalism
Tue May 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18843

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Are you seriously considering building high speed rail in Montana? The topic of high speed rail construction have always been surrounding rather densely populated area like California or Northeast or Midwest, what's the relevancy of bringing the size of Montana into the discussion? The point isnt b...

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by Elementalism
Tue May 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18843

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

If you compare road and rail than you should compare the whole traffic structure, not parts with parts. If you look at a typical German main line double track, where one track is mainly used in one direction and the other in the other, we talk about mixed use. You will see high speed trains ICE, in...

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by Elementalism
Sun May 06, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18843

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It's so costly and inefficient because we've built our cities around the car and not the person. The horribly inefficient design of modern American cities (look at our beloved OKC) is to blame. No wonder we're so fat. I'll never understand at what point our planners decided it was illegal to actual...

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by Elementalism
Sun May 06, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18843

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It’s a shame that none of those high speed rail markets are in the US. WAS-NYC is still in the US last time I checked... And no, it’s not a shame that we don’t have more high speed rail markets in the US. While the current US rail infrastructure was built to haul people and goods to open up the Ame...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 02, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nuclear powered aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 4336

Re: Nuclear powered aircraft?

Tucker1 wrote:
Would it be feasible to make a nuclear powered airliner sometime? If not, i'm guessing the military has already thought of it.


Already tried in the 1950s. The military deemed it not worthy and moved on.

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by Elementalism
Wed May 02, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7539

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

Um, dude. No. Just....no. It might help your argument if you included some educated, reasoned input instead of sounding like a braindead teenage girl. Hilarious dude. That post was completely asinine lit up in Christmas colors yet I'm apparently brain dead. Good one. Why don't you clue the rest of ...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 02, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7539

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

I'd guess Icelandair would be a safe bet if international service comes to Milwaukee. But I think ORD being down the road hurts this airport. Buddy of mine who lives in Kohler will make the drive to ORD with the family because the cost of tickets are cheaper. So it does happen.

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26385

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

I have found the most safe aircraft every built. I honestly dont even know how many engines this thing has. Seems like they stuck one wherever they could.

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26385

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

[url][/url] Why not book on the Spruce Goose? 8 engines for redundancy, and in the event of a failure that requires going into the drink, you're already in a cruise ship.... Spruce Goose would be nice. With a cruising altitude of 35 feet, if it looses an engine it only has to drop down to 23 feet. T...

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26385

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

The early models of the 737 were designed for shorter flights. However as they have evolved, like us humans did. What they could accomplish has increased with technology. Otherwise we would be waiting a week of more for your response to this. After all we did not have telephones or computer network...

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by Elementalism
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18031

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Of course, I must first say this is a horrible event, sadly one that was totally unpreventable from the initial event. With that said, in my line of work every week we have someone die in one of our hotels, 99.99999% of the time it's them asleep in their room, we of course take actions to help the ...

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by Elementalism
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7639

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

FAs are not there for your service! The whole role is about being there for your safety and security. That means, they are not there to help you stow away your bag, they are not there to get you a drink when you push the call bell. Stop being so lazy and get off your backside and get the drink your...

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by Elementalism
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7639

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

FAs are not there for your service! The whole role is about being there for your safety and security. That means, they are not there to help you stow away your bag, they are not there to get you a drink when you push the call bell. Stop being so lazy and get off your backside and get the drink your...

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by Elementalism
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 279
Views: 33467

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Right now the LR does about 90% of the 757, a 40 year old design. So I would expect the 797 to bring forward efficiency. Meaning I wouldnt expect the LR to really be 90% of a 797 when all is said and done. As for the rest. Anything is possible. Boeing could also give it away for free. What we do kn...

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by Elementalism
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 98
Views: 9813

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

So why do people believe Boeing will have to pay (spend cash) for this already paid deferred cost. It is hard to understand how so many people can ignore that fact. It is crazy! Most people do not begin to understand the accounting of a corporation. I have a very basic understanding but know deferr...

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by Elementalism
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9072

Re: Major Airline Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

I am curious what Deltas findings are on this situation. They claim it differs from the customers. Now I am surprised they did not have a wheelchair available for her. Isn't that something the customer can request when purchasing the ticket? And would she not have her own wheel chair if the airline ...

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by Elementalism
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18095

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

I'm not shocked at the comments defending her on here - it seems nobody believes anyone should be responsible for themselves anymore as long as there's a corporation or someone with deep pockets you can sue. I'm surprised people remember to breathe on their own. This is ridiculous though - that Del...

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by Elementalism
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 82
Views: 20965

Re: 787 Scrapping

I noticed that that the fifth 787, N787FT is now being scrapped. What is going to happen to the plane once it is scrapped? Will it go to the garbage dump or become something else. I cant stop laughing at the vision of a 787 being dropped off in a garbage dump. Like it was put down on the curb for t...

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by Elementalism
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 12210

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

Granted these are two airports. But Delta runs 7x between MSP and ORD and MDW daily. 14 flights per day between the two cities. I dont know what that represents as passengers as a lot of these. At least into MDW are RJs. I fly into MDW often as we have a branch in Chicago.

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by Elementalism
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290291

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

737-10 =MTOW ~200,000 pounds 3300nm range 787-8 = MTOW 505,000 pounds, 7350nm range That is quite a large area for the 797 to occupy. That's the upper bound of the each aircraft. While the 737-10 can't "do more," the 787-8 can "do less" while still being economical -- how much l...

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by Elementalism
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290291

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

You should add a caveat that this is a Boeing gap, expect the A321XXX to appear in 1....2.....3..... This is the part for me that is critical, Boeing has a gap in its product line up, the gap for the airlines is smaller as they can go between OEM's unfortunately, neither OEM sells the others produc...

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by Elementalism
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290291

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

https://leehamnews.com/2018/04/17/boeing-to-implement-structural-design-change-in-787-8-for-production-commonality/ Boeing is renewing the 787-8. The space for the proposed 797 in the Boeing line up shrinks to the area between the 737-10 and the 787-8. What influence will that have on the 797? Will...

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by Elementalism
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

I think this issue has been beaten to death. They made a mistake. Move on to bigger and better things. They are already gearing up for summer flights, with less aircraft in their fleet until next winter. Live and learn. I noticed you took off your Sun Country avatar :) As a former employee of Sun C...

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by Elementalism
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116864

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

They test these engines for failure. But it seems like when they fail in real life they are uncontrolled more often than not. That was a detonation. Lucky there wasnt more structural damage to the wing and fuselage.

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by Elementalism
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

sunking737 wrote:
I think this issue has been beaten to death. They made a mistake. Move on to bigger and better things. They are already gearing up for summer flights, with less aircraft in their fleet until next winter. Live and learn.



I noticed you took off your Sun Country avatar :)

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Same result? United is getting her home Tuesday. SY will not be getting their passengers home at any time. Again, you're not considering that a 3-day delay is not acceptable to many people. If SY brought down a plane three days later, there would still be a story here, even though it's the same res...

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

It is not the same result at all. The airline made their best effort to get her home. Not strand her in SFO and tell her to figure it out. Unless you know the inner workings of UA, that cannot be determined. In fact, I know they didn't do "everything" they could. If they had, she would ha...

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

You sure about that, the DL meltdowns of late got an enormous amount of attention. Yes. Certainly not the "outrage". I bet many only came away with thinking "pizza". My mother in law was scheduled to come back to MSP tonight from SFO on United. The flight was cancelled. Did Unit...

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Does anyone know how many passengers got stranded?? I'm sure since it was last flight of the season the pax got a good deal. SY may have contacted other carriers, but couldn't "buy" added lift. Remember this storm affected more than just SY. Not only do you need a plane ready, but flight ...

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

ehhhhhh... I dunno. I cannot recall ever hearing of a legacy that has literally left two planeloads of passengers in a foreign country with no effort to assist with return (be it logistically, financially or both), even if the delay was lengthy. Can you name an example? I said "like this"...

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

This is where unfettered capitalism gets in the way of doing the right thing. There needs to be consumer protections in place for situations like this...as there are in Europe. If an airline takes your money and flies you to your holiday destination, they should be legally bound to bring you back. ...

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by Elementalism
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Why can't SY where USA airport can't go to MSP for cancel flight. Why can't SY fly ferry to Los Cabos to pick it up? SY can fly to MSP close nearby like RST or DBQ or DSM stay there for a few hours or overnight then snow is clear up fly back to MSP that's it. How stupid SY management are? Q No room...

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by Elementalism
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

I am disappointed in the turn Sun Country has taken with new leadership. I have flown them quite a bit. But was really turned off coming back from Phoenix in Feb when experiencing their new seat layout. Now this crap. And the CEO response is just ridiculous and callous. I have one more flight with S...

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by Elementalism
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7068

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

Renewables are coming online and will continue to increase as a % of power generation in the US over the coming decades. That is why I said their carbon output is lower, but not non-existent for electric or fuel cell vehicles. We will get there. But it will take decades.

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by Elementalism
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1530

Re: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018

Minneapolis/St Paul Intl (KMSP) is currently experiencing: departure delays an average of 38 minutes inbound flights delayed at their origin an average of 4 hours 53 minutes due to snow and ice arrival delays for airborne aircraft an average of 54 minutes This is as of 1030 CDT local 4/15/18 I saw ...

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by Elementalism
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1530

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

stlgph wrote:
SY cancelled their last flight of the season into MZT, told those on the return into MSP to find their own way home



This company is finding new an amazing ways to drive away customers.

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by Elementalism
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IcelandAir diverting
Replies: 14
Views: 3256

Re: IcelandAir diverting

Surprised they decided on ORD. The front is just north of there. Fargo looks pretty clean as far as precipitation.

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by Elementalism
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IcelandAir diverting
Replies: 14
Views: 3256

Re: IcelandAir diverting to FAR

It is raining snow. Been awhile since I have seen snow drop like this for so long. It is thick right now.

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by Elementalism
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7068

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

A big part of public transit's current struggles is the rise of uber/lyft, which is obviously encouraged by public choices we make (cheap gas, free roads, little regulation, etc). Whether or not people in LA like driving, we need to be moving towards a more sustainable transportation model in the f...

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