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by aeromoe
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 31
Views: 6158

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

From what I remember, the DC-10-30/40s couldn't fly the longer range flights from DTW - Asia, NYC - ASIA, and LA/SF - Asia that NW/UA needed; the 747 legs were perfect. 1988 was a much different year. So, both ordered the 747-400 to replace their 747-100/200 fleet. I'm not sure why UA/NW didn't go ...

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by aeromoe
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled
Replies: 18
Views: 2783

Re: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled

kjeld0d wrote:
Here come those Santa Ana winds again.


Steely Dan baby....yeah!

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by aeromoe
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled
Replies: 18
Views: 2783

Re: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled

Those fires are pretty bad - its hazy and smells a bit smokey down in San Jose, no sun tint though. AFAIK these fires are a result of the Santa Ana winds blowing hot air east to west and are a yearly occurrence in most of California that are happening now. Hopefully they contain these fires soon (t...

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by aeromoe
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety/security of companies who prepare inflight meals?
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: Safety/security of companies who prepare inflight meals?

Wow...can't believe somebody hasn't responded to this yet.

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by aeromoe
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long until we see flat seat in premium Econ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1266

Re: How long until we see flat seat in premium Econ?

there will never, ever be a "lie flat" (ie, a bed!) seat labeled as "economy". Unless, of course, an airline manages to get stacked (bunks) pax past regulators. Picture it - Tokyo microcapsule hotel meets air travel ;) Glad someone finally decided to address the OPs question...w...

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by aeromoe
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?
Replies: 26
Views: 942

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

If we're going by current operators (or at least, at the time I flew them), then all I've got are the Delta MD90 and maybe Delta DC95 (at the end, did anyone else in the world fly the DC-9-50 commercially?) Why would you refer to it totally incorrectly as DC95 to begin with then correctly call it D...

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by aeromoe
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A310 Experience
Replies: 19
Views: 2122

Re: Airbus A310 Experience

In November last year I flew on three A310 flights...the first of which was a last hour (literally) booking just to fly on it. I had positioned myself to Toronto from SFO to fly SATA roundtrip to PDL the next day...that would have been my first ever A310 flight. I'd just flown in on a West Jet 737-6...

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by aeromoe
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA & AS to T7 at JFK
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: VA & AS to T7 at JFK

viewtopic.php?t=1361443


Not everybody remembers what was announced in April. Thanks for the news, OP.

Moe
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LAXintl wrote:
Yes old news. Was announced back in April.

viewtopic.php?t=1361443


Not everybody remembers what was announced in April. Thanks for the news, OP.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Longest flight for each aircraft type?
Replies: 22
Views: 4351

Re: Current Longest flight for each aircraft type?

The thread title doesn't specify distance or airborne time.

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by aeromoe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 12642

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

Flightradar24 shows the a/c type as B38M, FlightAware map shows as 7M8, but DAL and HOU FlightAware departure lists shows as 738..... confusing. FlightAware tends to be inconsistent especially with Southwest's fleet (it would display 738 routes at 733, etc). My first source is definitely Flightrada...

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by aeromoe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation
Replies: 33
Views: 2493

Re: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation

izbtmnhd wrote:
True understanding of the physical realm is quite rare.


Well it is rare for the flat earther types. Those of us who believe/know the earth is a sphere understand it. Just look at Google Earth...GEEZ FLAT EARTHERS IS IT THAT DIFFICULT TO SEE?? :banghead:

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by aeromoe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A321neo SFO-DCA First Class aboard Virgin America June 3, 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 7366

Re: A321neo SFO-DCA First Class aboard Virgin America June 3, 2017

I flew the same bird in Y just a couple weeks after you. Lovely flight it was, even though we diverted to PIT for weather issues and ran out of food. Certainly better than my return flight on UA, which was a massive tragicomedy of errors despite clear, blue skies. Well that sorta sucks...your diver...

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by aeromoe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should I book a flight on PK for the nostalgia?
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: Should I book a flight on PK for the nostalgia?

only issue I see is maybe, AA won't tag you bags straight to PK. You might have to pick up your bags at JFK recheck them in. Do the same when returning from PK. Which means you will have to pay maybe $70 for both bags on AA or DL, plus the hassle to recheck them etc His post says nothing about bagg...

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by aeromoe
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 61
Views: 1905

Re: Most-missed US Major

I lament the lack of choice there is these days really flying to or around the US compared to 25-30 years, when there were more regionally based carriers like Piedmont, Western, Republic, America West, Ozark, Air Florida, Continental etc.... Yes we are creeping closer and closer to Ameriflot, aren'...

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by aeromoe
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 61
Views: 1905

Re: Most-missed US Major

Only from my Avgeek perspective: Eastern Airlines. As a west-coaster I only saw them every so often since the late 70s when I became an Avgeek. Of course as I grew older and started travelling I saw them more and more. My first A300 flight was N203EA ATL-SFO in 1981 after the AI '81 show in Ft. Laud...

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by aeromoe
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation
Replies: 33
Views: 2493

Re: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation

dtw2hyd wrote:
I wonder who will be the line maintenance contractor at Shanghai. Six months after first landing, China will have world's YFR. Y=yuge.


:rotfl: :bouncy: :duck: :spin:

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by aeromoe
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights in the World
Replies: 17
Views: 2639

Re: Top 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights in the World

May I ask why is Turkey missing on these maps? What are the longest routes served by Turkish? IST-LAX great circle distance is 6,872 miles. Is this their longest route...I don't know if it is. At that distance it isn't close to the #20 distance on the list. Moe No I mean thanks for the answer but w...

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by aeromoe
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights in the World
Replies: 17
Views: 2639

Re: Top 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights in the World

Bozk wrote:
May I ask why is Turkey missing on these maps?


What are the longest routes served by Turkish? IST-LAX great circle distance is 6,872 miles. Is this their longest route...I don't know if it is. At that distance it isn't close to the #20 distance on the list.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights in the World
Replies: 17
Views: 2639

Re: Top 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights in the World

Turkish Airlines talked about flying non-stop between IST and SYD back in 2013, so it is kind of old news at this point. The 77W would not be able to fly between IST and SYD non-stop. I think it could fly between the two cities nonstop. With a profitable load, or any load that would cover costs? Po...

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by aeromoe
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Skytrain 40th Anniversary
Replies: 20
Views: 2631

Re: Laker Skytrain 40th Anniversary

As a teenager I saw Laker DC-10s at LAX a couple times in 1979. Long live Sir Freddie. And to the OP: great story...glad you made it up front in the 10.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to find which routes specific airplanes fly?
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: How to find which routes specific airplanes fly?

I suggest Flight Radar 24 (FR24 someone recommended upthread). You can look up the airline, then the types that airline flies and see all the registrations by the types. Click on a registration and see what routes that plane has flown recently. Click through several registrations to possibly see mor...

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by aeromoe
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled
Replies: 27
Views: 4029

Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Being a "birder" as well as a long-time Avgeek (40 years) I made a number of trips to Alaska last year. Glad I scheduled some Combi rides. Overall I've got thirteen Combi rides over three of the tail numbers. Most recently (Oct 2016) I spent some AS miles to fly roundtrip from ANC to Barro...

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by aeromoe
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 15081

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 month from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

There is a reason FO's bypass the upgrade... work 18 days a month as a MD80 captain flying multiple legs a day, (out of JFK/ATL)... or widebody FO chilling in the crew bunk flying 1 leg a day for 12-15 days and take home the same money!!! And that mindset contributes to continuous on-the-job traini...

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by aeromoe
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1977: Allegheny Air promotion: $145 for one week of unlimited flights
Replies: 13
Views: 1677

Re: 1977: Allegheny Air promotion: $145 for one week of unlimited flights

ikramerica wrote:
While inflation is 4x, income has only a little over doubled, so income adjusted inflation is over 7x. So $1000 for a week of regional flying isn't that enticing.


True...a lot of money but as an enthusiast I could try to fly a lot of places in the USA during a week.

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by aeromoe
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Skews
Replies: 18
Views: 2052

Re: Airline Skews

32andBelow wrote:
aeromoe wrote:
Also the largest domestic airline in the USA isn't even included in this "study"


Which airline is that?

Southwest


Reason I ask is they fly internationally, too.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LACSA Fleet question
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: LACSA Fleet question

I just did a quick internet and came up with the same photo. The photo caption says "Boeing envisioned a B-757 with the LACSA livery" https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=Q4rshWds&id=DFD410DC324DD6B2873FE4968459E76ABBB796C8&thid=OIP.Q4rshWds99mdkXbafbf1wwEsCj&a...

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by aeromoe
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Skews
Replies: 18
Views: 2052

Re: Airline Skews

Also the largest domestic airline in the USA isn't even included in this "study"


Which airline is that?

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by aeromoe
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 1613

Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

...going to have to wait on the runway for two hours then find out our flight is cancelled. My response is completely tongue-in-cheek but true. Despite what the mass-media reports, NO PLANE is delayed "on the runway" for any length of time during your typical non-emergency delay. Runways ...

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by aeromoe
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 1613

Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Move those F-ing legroom-using IFE boxes from below the seat to somewhere the customer doesn't interact with them. In this day and age of micro-miniaturization I don't get why those things have to be so big, and placed where they are.

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by aeromoe
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV
Replies: 64
Views: 18312

Re: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV

lightningzap wrote:
Also I think Delta would much rather screw us over here at msp than those at detriot..


Serious question here just for my enlightenment: what would Delta have to do to have such an impact? Thanks

Moe

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by aeromoe
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 42
Views: 12173

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

This shouldn't be about KLM...they didn't design the 777 nor the panel that departed the plane.

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by aeromoe
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled
Replies: 27
Views: 4029

Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

For AS? 8 Worldwide? I don't have numbers for that So of the 17 still flying almost half are AS. Not bad, I didn't think that many were still up there. The figure of 17 I quoted earlier was for Alaska Airlines...that's according to Flight Radar 24: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/as-asa...

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by aeromoe
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 28722

Re: Southwest 737-300

As we head into the last week of SWA B733 flights - anyone know which aircraft (tail numbers) are still flying?


You can check FlightRadar24 for the fleet info.

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by aeromoe
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 67
Views: 1441

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

18 Dec 1976 DEN-SFO UA #963 737-222
18 Aug 1994 LGA-ORD UA #85 A320-211

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by aeromoe
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 35580

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Yeah, gotta love those "Airbus 737-900ERs" that DL recent bought 130+ units of.
Oh, and that "Airbus C-Series" that they just bought too. ;)


The post(er) may have meant Airbus widebodies...who knows.

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by aeromoe
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines and Photography
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Airlines and Photography

Is there an echo in here??

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by aeromoe
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 53
Views: 8297

Re: Alaska new livery update

I like the new scheme. More contemporary. With the old scheme, the titles looked messy. 4004221,4352055 So what do/did you think of the "updated" old scheme whereby the titles are similar to those on the new scheme...e.g. the K doesn't kick through the A? Some of those are still flying ar...

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by aeromoe
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 64
Views: 10965

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

Shouldn't this airplane feature CFM engines? Yes - whatever the A321Neo is flying with. I've flown in N921VA twice since it has been in service. Nice plane. Personally I think that graphic is atrocious. I was born in the Bay Area, went to my one and only major league game in Candlestick Park in 197...

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by aeromoe
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?
Replies: 32
Views: 1014

Re: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?

Absolutely not. I feel bad for the masses who must travel purely for business and are tied to a business schedule and must "endure" the airport and airline travel. I fly mainly for pleasure and "ticking" airlines and aircraft types and seeing new places. As such, the best infligh...

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by aeromoe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 3548

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

I think about it every day. Every day.

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by aeromoe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ends Cienfuegos Cuba service
Replies: 9
Views: 1824

Re: AA ends Cienfuegos Cuba service

Well there still isn't a means to travel freely to Cuba for the average U.S. citizen.

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by aeromoe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More FR24 changes
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: More FR24 changes

I just checked VX2 / VX1 (Virgin America DCA-SFO turn) and it shows registrations. VX2 on the PC and VX1 on my phone. I also checked DL41 and it shows registrations. Maybe you had a technical glitch when you tried?

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by aeromoe
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10524

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

With multiple foreign LCCs entering the Japan-HNL market and also ANA's introduction of A380 service on the route, it's already seeing huge increase in capacity and the consequential yield suppression. Not sure what will happen if these routes get even more A380. When did ANA introduce A380s into s...

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by aeromoe
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10524

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

With multiple foreign LCCs entering the Japan-HNL market and also ANA's introduction of A380 service on the route, it's already seeing huge increase in capacity and the consequential yield suppression. Not sure what will happen if these routes get even more A380. When did ANA introduce A380s into s...

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by aeromoe
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North Korea and nukes
Replies: 78
Views: 6183

Re: North Korea and nukes

Presumably because (a) the rockets are not able to even enter a stable orbit, let alone leave earth and (b) a detonation high in the atmosphere or just outside of it, up to the van-Allen belt, can cause strong EMP's with potentially much higher damage. Nobody lives in the arctic and the released ra...

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by aeromoe
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best wing view seat on LH A320
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Best wing view seat on LH A320

I like to photograph though airliner windows myself. I've done a bit of flying this past year and I sat in Airbus narrowbody exit row seat once. I think the distance between the inner window pane and the outer window pane is a bit more than with the non-exit windows. Not as severe as I experienced o...

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by aeromoe
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 2944

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Airports I've visited purely for aviation enthusiast reasons and never left the terminal complex or immediate surrounding area: SIN, YYZ, YUL, ARN, OSL, FRA, BKK, ICN, OTP. I've also flown through numerous US cities purely for the same reasons at one time or another but at other times I've visited t...

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by aeromoe
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North Korea and nukes
Replies: 78
Views: 6183

Re: North Korea and nukes

The US strategic arsenal of ICBM and SLBMs are currently targeted at the Arctic Ocean, I believe. Same with the Russian ICBM and SLBM force, to my knowledge. I am not sure if this is by treaty or mutual agreement. The weapons can be very quickly re-targeted so it's a symbolic gesture. I am sure OPL...

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by aeromoe
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to crews during a hurricane?
Replies: 18
Views: 1968

Re: What happens to crews during a hurricane?

Similar to what "Johnny" does in the control tower in the movie Airplane: "It's a twister! It's a twister! Toto!...Auntie Em!" :bouncy:

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