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by aeromoe
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What got you into aviation?
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: What got you into aviation?

Building airliner models (Aurora box-scale) in the mid-70s. In '76 I flew in my first airliners that I can remember (flew in '68 and '71 but no memory of those flights) and I've had a passion for the airline industry ever since.

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by aeromoe
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?
Replies: 7
Views: 1504

Re: Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?

Couple reasons why the 332 is 2 frames shorter (shrink all ahead): 1. Door placement: as mentioned, the 342 doors were close to the engines, with the 332 it would have been too close, hence the 332 has the section removed before the #2 doors 2. Different dev timelines 3. CG: the engines average mas...

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by aeromoe
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire 4/18
Replies: 30
Views: 11966

Re: Breaking news: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire

N822NW operating DL30 ATL-LHR has diverted back to ATL. Flightradar24 source.

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 79
Views: 17836

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

par13del wrote:

They bought AS lock stock and barrel including all their debt and a/c, so if they want them to go away they can do so, they have no need to whine.
Or am I missing something?


Who bought AS? Should this be a new thread? Someone bought AS???

Yeah - you're missing who bought who.

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines and Virgin America want your carry-on bags to be 32% smaller
Replies: 20
Views: 2408

Re: Alaska Airlines and Virgin America want your carry-on bags to be 32% smaller

DarthLobster wrote:

There is no “Alaskan” Airlines...


Thank you. You beat me to it.

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by aeromoe
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26232

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

US carriers have *always* had endless appetite for CRJ, EMB, Fokkers, Saabs, and yes - Airbus. However you should concede Airbus [widebodies] were fashionably late to the party in the U.S.A. Eastern of course was first to test the water and subsequent A300 sales in the USA, while most welcome to me...

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by aeromoe
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 55
Views: 1374

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

BritTraveller wrote:
I cut my final day in Madrid in half yesterday so I could fly back to London on the Iberia a340 insead of a BA a319


:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

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by aeromoe
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 55
Views: 1374

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

No one is "crazy" for doing this...just devoted airline enthusiasts.

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by aeromoe
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying
Replies: 67
Views: 7879

Re: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying

Asiana may have been founded in February 1988 but services began on 23 December 1988. I was fortunate to fly aboard them just a few days after they inaugurated service. My year in Korea (1988) trip report: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1380837&p=20017861#p20017861

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by aeromoe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?
Replies: 57
Views: 8634

Re: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?

I was looking on FR24 and found NZ1 flying from LHR-LAX, a 777, why is it doing this? Is it a charter, ferry, connection flight? What is it? Flight: https://fr24.com/ANZ1/1101e751 Not to be a twit...which admittedly I am...if you were on FR24 you could have searched FR24 for NZ1 and looked at the p...

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by aeromoe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore's SIN-NYC Nonstop
Replies: 18
Views: 5254

Re: Singapore's SIN-NYC Nonstop

I personally don't know but I hope EWR gets it (back) as well.

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by aeromoe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seats on Frontier Airlines planes too hard??...
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Seats on Frontier Airlines planes too hard??...

I've flown Frontier 40+ times the past two years and the slim line seats are a tad on the hard side but I wouldn't call them uncomfortable. If you don't want to pay a lot more for the extra legroom and full-size tray tables in rows 1-3, row 4 still has a full-size tray tables if that is of any sign...

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL9770 763 Enroute ATL - TLS Charter?
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: DAL9770 763 Enroute ATL - TLS Charter?

Didn't they already do this last year? Seems pretty nice of them to arrange this anyway. How long are they there for? If not long seems a bit pointless to travel across the Atlantic to fly back again! Flying some place just to fly some place else (or back to point of origin) is something many aviat...

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seats on Frontier Airlines planes too hard??...
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Seats on Frontier Airlines planes too hard??...

I've flown Frontier 40+ times the past two years and the slim line seats are a tad on the hard side but I wouldn't call them uncomfortable. If you don't want to pay a lot more for the extra legroom and full-size tray tables in rows 1-3, row 4 still has a full-size tray tables if that is of any signi...

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6510

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

My local airport is BNE, and whilst it's not long-haul at all, we have the pleasure of hosting the only scheduled 767 passenger service to Australia since QF/NZ retired their's (PX from POM). As for long-haul, we are also the only BR served destination in Australia/New Zealand. No long haul at BNE?...

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: $2,000,000 Heroin Bust at KHI bound for DXB
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

Re: $2,000,000 Heroin Bust at KHI bound for DXB

There are many things that Dubai outwardly has a zero tolerance policy of but are in reality tolerated as it keeps the tourists coming back and the emigrant workforce entertained enough to stay. Drugs are available. Prostitution is RIFE. The list goes on... YOWza Yet plane spotting in the DXB termi...

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation
Replies: 38
Views: 3772

Re: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation

I could be wrong though, as I'm not Canadian and I can't remember enough details about my boarding pass and other documents form when I last travelled there. Despite being an a.netter you mean to say you don't save all your travel documents and file them neatly away for future reference? That's odd...

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18168

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

That Delta family tree image is really cool it's a shame that other similar airlines don't have them. Too bad author and historian R.E.G. Davies isn't with us anymore. Would love to see an update to his book "Delta An Airline and Its Aircraft" with the Northwest family tree and the Mike M...

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation
Replies: 38
Views: 3772

Re: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation

I could be wrong though, as I'm not Canadian and I can't remember enough details about my boarding pass and other documents form when I last travelled there. Despite being an a.netter you mean to say you don't save all your travel documents and file them neatly away for future reference? That's odd...

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by aeromoe
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 97
Views: 21920

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

Does anyone have a list of all NB jets that can cross the Atlantic? (I have been once told that the 757 was the only one, but evidently, that's wrong) Thank you Presumably you're asking about NarrowBody twin jets e.g. contemporary airliners (vs VC-10s, 707s, DC-8s, etc) I also suspect you're asking...

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by aeromoe
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 97
Views: 21920

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

Does anyone have a list of all NB jets that can cross the Atlantic? (I have been once told that the 757 was the only one, but evidently, that's wrong) Thank you Presumably you're asking about NarrowBody twin jets e.g. contemporary airliners (vs VC-10s, 707s, DC-8s, etc) I also suspect you're asking...

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by aeromoe
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69087

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

EvanWSFO wrote:
aeromoe wrote:
konrad wrote:

It would be strange if they ordered them from AIRBUS.


Or Amazon.


Wonder is AA subscribes to Amazon Prime? They could get them by Sunday.


:checkmark: :checkmark:

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by aeromoe
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69087

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

konrad wrote:
paparrucho wrote:
AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????


It would be strange if they ordered them from AIRBUS.


Or Amazon.

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by aeromoe
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do new 737s for SouthWest go? How are they received?
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: Where do new 737s for SouthWest go? How are they received?

I love nitpicking: SouthWest?? Payne Field??

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by aeromoe
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 4178

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

EIDL wrote:
zkeoj wrote:
CityJet (France) ;-)


Hasn't been French owned in years, was never based in France either.


Clever one! :checkmark:

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by aeromoe
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 4178

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

BC77008 wrote:
Surprised no one has mentioned Delta, as it is clearly named after Delta, Colorado.


:checkmark: :checkmark:

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..
Replies: 56
Views: 9514

Re: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..

Meanwhile, you'll find this hard to believe, but I'm an American Football Quarterback... Working my way down the centre aisle... I presume this is probably a joke...about being an American Football Quarterback. The vast majority of Americans do not spell center as "centre." Just sayin.' I...

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Old livery "holdouts"
Replies: 18
Views: 1384

Re: Old livery "holdouts"

jupiter2 wrote:
Air China and I hope they don't change it. Looks fantastic on their 748s,


I agree Air China is a good looking livery but it is not the same as the topic of this thread.

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...
Replies: 51
Views: 6328

Re: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...

MIflyer12 wrote:
Airliners.net charges a fee for a member ID. ...lazy inquiries.


Lazy inquiries...one of my pet peeves. Not related to this specific topic mind you. If you have internet to post a question...you have internet to look up the answer yourself.

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by aeromoe
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10560

Re: What airline had the first Website?

BawliBooch wrote:
I think LH was the first airline to launch a website. But Alaskan was the first to start selling tickets online.


No such airline as Alaskan in the context of this conversation. Just saying.

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by aeromoe
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress
Replies: 54
Views: 7304

Re: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress

I believe Frontier might qualify for 3 distinct variations: A Whole New Animal, FRONTIER.COM, and the newest colors. Not completely distinctive but different enough to be, well, different... Agreed! And to expand on that, Allegiant technically has 3 different distinct variations as well. Their old,...

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by aeromoe
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US set to request five years of social media history for all visa applicants
Replies: 86
Views: 5159

Re: US set to request five years of social media history for all visa applicants

707Liner wrote:
...which is a pity because there is so much to see and Americans are, in the main, extremely friendly and polite.


:checkmark: Thanks. I enjoyed your country and people as well.

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by aeromoe
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: John Wegg RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: John Wegg RIP

I was please to personally know John for a number of years, specifically the late 80s through the 90s. We traded Christmas cards for most of that time. I stayed over his place one night in Pollock Pines, CA. His home office was a true airline enthusiasts playground...massive book case loaded with vo...

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by aeromoe
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Commercial Pilots Had a Close Encounter With a Possible UFO Over Arizona.
Replies: 26
Views: 5132

Re: Two Commercial Pilots Had a Close Encounter With a Possible UFO Over Arizona.

smokeybandit wrote:
"Possible" UFO.

Well, by definition, it was flying, and they didn't know what it was, so it was definitely a UFO :)


Exactly. :checkmark:

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by aeromoe
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Getting first class seats into aircraft.
Replies: 9
Views: 1671

Re: Getting first class seats into aircraft.

Lpbri wrote:
Like getting a couch in and out of a house


:checkmark: :checkmark:

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by aeromoe
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA to Tokyo - AA, JAL or DL?
Replies: 15
Views: 676

Re: USA to Tokyo - AA, JAL or DL?

You’ll still end up on a 3-4-3 777 on the EZE-DFW segment though :( I don't have much of a choice there, that's why i'm concentrating on the second segment... unless i take the Delta's EZE-ATL in a 2-4-2 A330 Personally I like the 2-4-2 Airbus config much better than 777s. Going through ATL you cou...

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by aeromoe
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 32947

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

This isn't a livery. It's a white plane with a logo on it. Agreed :D But it looks good on the 748. In any case, I always found the grey nacelles horrendous. The same lack of good taste has now swung back to teutonic minimalism : will not be remembered as a signal relifting. And Frankly, UTA's liver...

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by aeromoe
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 32947

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Goodyear wrote:
An767 wrote:
Its not the best one out there. But imagine if SQ went Euro white, the Anet would got into meltdown

AN767

And rightly so. The SQ livery in its current forum is stunning, especially on the 787-10.


:checkmark:, :checkmark:, and :checkmark: !!

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by aeromoe
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airlines offer to “sell” you miles?
Replies: 12
Views: 1172

Re: How many airlines offer to “sell” you miles?

Alaska Airlines offers miles for sale.

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by aeromoe
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?
Replies: 37
Views: 7229

Re: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?

moa999 wrote:
I'd also argue that flydubai is essentially EKs shorthaul operation (same owner though managed separately).

Although it's a fairly streamlined 737-800 operator, with MAX8, 9 and 10 on order


What about the flydubai MAX(es) I saw at BKK in February? Competing with or complementing EK?

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by aeromoe
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 4178

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

Surprised no one’s said Air Astana yet. And to the ones proclaiming Air Atlanta Icelandic, that one’s not named after the city but the Atlantic ocean. :) Thread title didn't specify the airline had to be named for a city...just the name of a city in the title. Atlanta is a city whether or not the a...

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by aeromoe
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress
Replies: 54
Views: 7304

Re: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress

I believe Frontier might qualify for 3 distinct variations: A Whole New Animal, FRONTIER.COM, and the newest colors. Not completely distinctive but different enough to be, well, different...

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by aeromoe
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam
Replies: 60
Views: 14595

Re: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam

...the back of the bus with very low yield pax headed to places like BKK/MNL/CGK. It's an important destination that UA needs to serve from its SFO hub, but clearly the NRT flight was no longer a money maker. Case in point: April 2017 I flew LAX-ICN-BKK-ICN-SFO just to fly the KE 748 for my 40th an...

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by aeromoe
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out
Replies: 54
Views: 3836

Re: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out

lightsaber wrote:
I don't understand the fuss. As has multiple aircraft that could do the route. Due to incredibly poor VX leases and the CEOs not having Sharklets, they are rationalizing where they fly what.
Lightsaber


Just FYI...some Virgin A320s have Sharklets.

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by aeromoe
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment
Replies: 115
Views: 3401

Re: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment

...it’s « Amendment », with one n, not « Ammendment »... Kind of ridiculous to be outraged about the so-called assault on something you can’t even spell right. And it’s « You Tube’s », not « You Tubes ». It’s the assault by You Tube, so the possessive of the singular, not the plural. There is only ...

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by aeromoe
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Great Circle Flight Plan Question
Replies: 23
Views: 1772

Re: Great Circle Flight Plan Question

If you have a tailwind the air distance will be shorter. I don't understand. Isn't the great circle distance the shortest possible connection (in terms of length, not time) of two points on a globe? I understand that another, longer route can be faster but not shorter. Think about the air distance ...

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by aeromoe
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Great Circle Flight Plan Question
Replies: 23
Views: 1772

Re: Great Circle Flight Plan Question

It is still counter-intuitive that just because there is a tailwind the distance covered will be less. Time reduction I can relate to but not the reduction of distance just because you're being pushed along a little faster. Crazy.

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by aeromoe
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tiangong space station de-orbit - impact for aviation
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Tiangong space station de-orbit - impact for aviation

kalvado wrote:
as I write this (10.40 EDT) thing is over pacific heading towards Texas, NYC, and across pacific to Algeria.


I'm sure you meant to say Atlantic...

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by aeromoe
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi from BKK to Phetchaburi city
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Taxi from BKK to Phetchaburi city

On the lowest level outside, there is a taxi stand as well as a taxi "dispatcher" desk of sorts that may be able to help you out. I realize your trip is fairly long (a couple hour??) and I'm not sure if the "dispatcher" does longer distance taxis. I was in Thailand for 9 days in ...

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