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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest secondary within metro airports in the U.S
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Re: Busiest secondary within metro airports in the U.S

I don't have the facts, but I reckon DCA/BWI/IAD could make a showing.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJJ KEF or TATL possibility?
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Re: SJJ KEF or TATL possibility?

There are a number of one-stop possibilities at Sarajevo, like Lufthansa through Munich or Austrian through Vienna. Seasonally there's Swiss through Zurich or SAS through Copenhagen. If you're willing to make a detour there's even Turkish Airlines though Istanbul. For low-cost there's Norwegian thr...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?
Replies: 50
Views: 9743

Re: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?

I think STL would do far better if 2hr flight/1000 mile radius is used. Many airports would. Including (gasp) the hub DL hates in DTW. DL hates DTW? Why? They have a world-class airport terminal there...shouldn't they like DTW? It's a running a.net joke, because there are certain members who, with ...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO
Replies: 35
Views: 5337

Re: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO

Hahahaha! More proof that the Italian government doesn't understand the airline industry. Maybe this will happen in 20 years. MAYBE.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24076

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

You know who I'd expect to see the CSeries with for sure, now? A. A318 Operators. Particular note on AF with its massive fleet of BabyBuses B. B736 operators. WestJet and SAS come to mind C. Some operators of 73Gs and A319ceos who want to keep size small. D. Everyone still using DC-9 derivatives. De...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180291

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

What we've been shown is about as much fascistic lockstep you can achieve without adding brown uniforms . Time to invoke Godwin's Law : OK, I'll change it to black uniforms. ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academi Doesn't work that way. The moment you invoke Nazis, you lost and can never un-lose.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4727

Re: Passengers Clapping

Israelis do this all the time (but especially on El Al)

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180291

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/news/companies/airbus-buys-majority-stake-bombardier-cseries/index.html "The pair has been in talks since August, said Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, who said the arrangement wasn't motivated by Boeing's suit. Airbus and Bombardier attempted a link up in 2015, but...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36538

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

DID HYD ATC ASK AC46 TO HOLD AFTER AC46 DECLARED MAYDAY FUEL, and did AC46 had to repeat MAYDAY FUEL and refuse to go on hold before they got the clearance from HYD. You seem to have all the FACTS, you should present those. I am just going by publicly available evidence. That is the only relevant q...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11922

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

PMUA had a pretty dismal rep (not as much as Smisekified UA does now, but still). CO, going into the merger, had a good brand image (thanks, Gordon Bethune!) which I guess is why the globe was adopted. Now, the globe is reviled by many and adored by some, whereas the tulip is forgotten by most, disl...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 19514

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

B6' only options in the west are probably BUR and LAS as discussed above. Possibly ONT? Or maybe even SAN...? Or OAK or SMF. No reason to think B6 feels any of these options would be better than LGB though. As far as the airport authority, all of them would be more cooperative than LGB. The downsid...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 19514

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

....huh? The US majors, Southwest, and Alaska+Virgin are all trying to expand, but the airport doesn't have the room to sustain that expansion. That's why it's congested as [redacted], crowded (although not as bad as some), and only getting worse. Like so many on this site, you're completely exagge...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 19514

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

LAX772LR wrote:
2Holer4Longhaul wrote:
LAX is in a state of chaos

....huh?

The US majors, Southwest, and Alaska+Virgin are all trying to expand, but the airport doesn't have the room to sustain that expansion. That's why it's congested as [redacted], crowded (although not as bad as some), and only getting worse.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM to move their AMS flights to EIN because of sponsorship?
Replies: 7
Views: 1910

Re: AM to move their AMS flights to EIN because of sponsorship?

AM might do that. They might, if they're comically stupid.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 14607

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

TLV serves Tel Aviv metro, Jerusalem metro area, and a bunch of separate cities around around them.
Although HFA and KSM(?) exist, TLV really serves all of Israel except the Eilat area.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36538

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

That's straight-up wrong. The number of runways is irrelevant. Their lengths, widths, and orientations matter; so do the facilities at the airport, and its IATA and ICAO certifications. A runway only used by Cessnas is probably not capable of handling a widebody, and the field around it certainly i...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surface transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: Surface transfers

Who wants a curveball?

I've been on JFK-TLV/SDV-ETH. That was a pain, since aside from the fact that SDV is a pain, crossing Tel Aviv with bags is nasty

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36538

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

2)You cannot land into PNQ, you require certain approval letters and documents, which the schedule flights have. Without it you will be calling yourself a free missile. (Unless you dont have any fuel, which by the way was realised when en-route HYD) No country is going to shoot down a civilian airl...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 19514

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

Frankly, JetBlue doesn'lt need a West Coast hub. LGB is not exactly helping it expand there, LAX is in a state of chaos, and WN has a hefty presence elsewhere in greater LA. In North CA, it'd have to fight WN, AS/VX, and UA for every inch of ground. And in the Pacific Northwest, we all know Chester'...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 To be scrapped
Replies: 29
Views: 18853

Re: A340 To be scrapped

A340s has been scrapped progressively for over a decade now. Why is this single airframe noteworthy? 1) We had a source for it 5 months in advance; there's something to be said for that 2) If I understood correctly, the facility scrapping it doesn't scrap many WBs 3) Looks like we got some pretty g...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 8467

Re: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs

klm617 wrote:
That's why I love KLM and not the budget airline Delta which nickle and dimes you to death.

If you think Delta is nickel-and-diming you, you:
A. Are referring to short-haul
B. Haven't experienced actual budget carriers like Ryanair, Allegiant, Norwegian, or Spirit.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA to end U.S flights
Replies: 18
Views: 6423

Re: PIA to end U.S flights

flyingdoc787 wrote:
IIRC, they also flew to Chicago at one time. I recall listening to UA channel 9 once and heard ATC directing a PK flight that was landing before us. Hopefully I'm remembering right..

That is correct. They had a flight to Dulles, too.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 8467

Re: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs

It just looks desperate to me. Like you're not paying for your food when flying KLM and paying 30% more for the ticket? This video is based on the assumption travellers are unable to make simple additions The nickel and diming adds up. Like, fast. If you're going to pay for your carry-on, your chec...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA to end U.S flights
Replies: 18
Views: 6423

Re: PIA to end U.S flights

I hope they enter a codeshare with DL or UA, they lack in Pakistan compared to AA, who is in bed with QR via oneworld Not anymore. They broke ties as far as OW will allow. https://thepointsguy.com/2017/07/aa-ends-qatar-etihad-codeshare/ None of the US3 have an especially powerful position in Pakist...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best way to spend 150k Avois?
Replies: 10
Views: 3203

Re: Best way to spend 150k Avois?

I heard Avios get a good rate for domestic US flights (on AA). Not sure how TATL flights are.

As for Club Europe, it's almost all Eurobusiness, which means it sucks.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?
Replies: 26
Views: 1458

Re: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?

If you'll pardon the low-hangingness of the fruit, the 747-8. CA SFO-PEK, KE SFO-ICN and ICN-SIN (same trip!), and LH LAX-FRA (yes, I went out of my way for that last one).

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best/worst looking airliner?
Replies: 55
Views: 3636

Re: The best/worst looking airliner?

Best: VC-10, Concorde, etc [my edit] Good: A340-500 and 600, DC-10 and MD-11 [i](four-engines, three-engines){/I} Awful: A318 (extra yuck!) The "generic" group below, because all these twinjets look rather alike 787, 777, A330, A320 (all but the A318), 767 I'm loving the discrepancy betwe...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 11425

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

Clydenairways wrote:
Surely the A330neo is a perfect replacement for the 340's

It's a tad smaller. Their fleet might possibly have space for A359s if they were interested. The A339 would be a great plane for them (and most airlines), though.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134564

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

So what you're telling me is you support the cost of adding the infrastructure of a rail line which is realty would probably cost more than DET upgrades to get it up and running your comment makes no sense at all. I don't know why I bother to feed the troll... but sometimes I can't stop myself: You...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134564

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Absolutely it makes sense from downtown it's about 10 to 15 minutes during rush hour it can take 30 to 45 minutes from downtown to DTW. DET is a much more convenient option if you are a downtown business executive. Why do you think GM dumped so much money into ProAir because using DET over DTW was ...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134564

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Would DET not be a great place for Onejet to start a base of operations. Does it make sense for anyone to throw millions into reopening DET, when DTW has a lot of Gates and a lot of expansion space, and when FNT isn't that far away? I'd say it doesn't. There may be a niche space for them in DTW, bu...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134564

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Would DET not be a great place for Onejet to start a base of operations. Does it make sense for anyone to throw millions into reopening DET, when DTW has a lot of Gates and a lot of expansion space, and when FNT isn't that far away? I'd say it doesn't. There may be a niche space for them in DTW, bu...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134564

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Would DET not be a great place for Onejet to start a base of operations. Does it make sense for anyone to throw millions into reopening DET, when DTW has a lot of Gates and a lot of expansion space, and when FNT isn't that far away? I'd say it doesn't. There may be a niche space for them in DTW, bu...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14698

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2017/10/04/southwest-says-she-was-forced-off-a-plane-over-dog-allergies-the-woman-has-a-very-different-account/ Look at her, playing the race card to justify scofflaw behaviour. Legally, she had to obey the instructions of the flight attenda...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will IAD Tier 2 (New Concourse C/D) Ever Be Built?
Replies: 32
Views: 5595

Re: Will IAD Tier 2 (New Concourse C/D) Ever Be Built?

I personally like the walk from the aerotrain to C/D. It's good exercise. I'm serious, but I know that 99% of the planet doesn't come to Dulles for the workout. On that note, I think the "temporary" C/D gates are good enough as is, and they get an unfairly bad rep, as though they're synony...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5660

Re: Most-missed US Major

Continental Airlines miss the nice service.... I really wonder how IAH would look today if CO had there 787s, and still part of Skyteam or Star Alliance? NWA miss there 747, seeing there logos around DTW. Really wonder how NWA will look today? Midwest Express. Miss United Airlines Battleship livery...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in US
Replies: 22
Views: 4590

Re: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in UA

Plan on Detroit being announced. I think DTW is far from his mind - RJ covers DTW pretty well. https://worldairlinenews.com/2012/04/13/qatar-airways-to-add-new-routes-to-atlanta-boston-chicago-and-detroit/ Oh, 2012. It's like it was yesterday. Absolutely nothing has changed since. Not oil prices, a...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 188029

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

You do realize that double engine failure at cruise altitude is extremely rare, and (to my knowledge) unheard of on modern 2-holers, right? Look at the 767, 777, A330, 757, A320 family, and 737. They do happen, BA 777 into LHR, SQ A330 to PVG, BI 787 into MNL. Also on my mind is DL 777 Is this a co...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9452

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

Point I: There is no "One True American Way". Neither Hillary, nor Trump, nor Mitch McConnell, nor Bernie, nor Fox News, nor CNN can dictate alone what is and is not American. America's core values are three: "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness". Additional rights and va...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5660

Most-missed US Major

Which of the US Major airlines do you miss the most?

US Airways comes to mind for me, as does Continental, and of course the ancient TW and PA.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Librarian Rejected Dr Seuss Books Donated by Melania Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Librarian Rejected Dr Seuss Books Donated by Melania Trump

This is kinda excessive. If the Trumps want to use even a wee fraction of their money for something good (buying booked and donating them), we should encourage them to. I'm kind of nosy when it comes to who pays for what around the White House. I understand that Mrs. Obama had a budget of about $1....

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS A346 en route LHR-MSY currently
Replies: 21
Views: 5717

Re: VS A346 en route LHR-MSY currently

Saints went to London once before, it was 2008 and for that trip they used a Northwest 747-200, and now that seems like a lifetime ago. Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk Aye. Both the plane and the carrier are varying levels of gone. Personally, I wonder why they need such big planes. Is a 767 n...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS A346 en route LHR-MSY currently
Replies: 21
Views: 5717

Re: VS A346 en route LHR-MSY currently

Exciting spotting for MSY. IIRC, they don't see scheduled quads at all.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in US
Replies: 22
Views: 4590

Re: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in UA

jeffrey1970 wrote:
Did I hear him correctly. Did he say Qatar is going to fly to Pittsburgh?

Interesting one for PIT, possibly getting DOH before LHR.
As for LAS, I'm not sure how this route will work operationally in summer, given the hot n' high conditions.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Librarian Rejected Dr Seuss Books Donated by Melania Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Librarian Rejected Dr Seuss Books Donated by Melania Trump

This is kinda excessive. If the Trumps want to use even a wee fraction of their money for something good (buying booked and donating them), we should encourage them to.

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thousands wait in line for Hillary
Replies: 56
Views: 2483

Re: Thousands wait in line for Hillary

Man now I have a glimpse of the type of thinking that voted for Killary . Dude you are delusional. There are a lot of people who were not crazy about Trump including yours truly. I knew he was a narcissist and a lot of his other faults but I and a lot of other working class white guys are absolutel...

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by 2Holer4Longhaul
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14698

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

If an allergic person shows up, guess what. You may not be medically able to come to our place. Many people are too sick to do things, nd that's sad. But it is not really something we can solve for you. That works in both ways though.Why are people who need emotional support animals (esa) higher pr...

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