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by aeromoe
Fri May 25, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare
Replies: 14
Views: 2111

Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare

Hard to believe this event happened nearly four decades ago. I was a Freshman in High School and the crash announcement was made at our school on the West Coast.

R.I.P. the victims and condolences to everyone involved.

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by aeromoe
Fri May 25, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds sued over cheese
Replies: 42
Views: 1271

Re: McDonalds sued over cheese

wingman wrote:
I'm pretty sure there's no cheese at McDonald's. There's something, but it ain't cheese. Lawsuit will get tossed on this blatant technicality.



LOL how true...

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by aeromoe
Fri May 25, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 112
Views: 14076

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

LH operates dozens of ~20 year old+ aircraft. Have they ever had a practice of parking narrow body aircraft (other than the 737-500's) prior to 20-25 years in recent memory? They have plenty of A320's already in that category, and I think all of their 737-300 fleet spent at least 20-25 years in ser...

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by aeromoe
Fri May 25, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 112
Views: 14076

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

Because they can't use bitcoin?

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by aeromoe
Wed May 23, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways' Lackluster London City JFK BA 1 April 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 7629

Re: British Airways' Lackluster London City JFK BA 1 April 2018

I love this trip report...thanks for taking the time to post with all the great photos. I've photographed the BA A318s at JFK several times...priced the trip on BA website...envied the folks who get to make the trip...enjoyed reading your report.

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by aeromoe
Tue May 22, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4049

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

codc10 wrote:
Here's a shot of the embedded logo lights on the horizontal stab, visible on one of the few Eastern DC-10s.

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Awesome example to post for this topic. I almost flew on one LAX-MIA in 1987 but didn't. Kinda regret that now.

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by aeromoe
Tue May 22, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 9912

Re: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018

Great report! We're flying the HA- A321 NEO later this year in extra comfort as well. Did you have to pay extra for the movie or was it included? I know on the A330s if you're seated in Extra Comfort, then the Unlimited TV & More pack is included, but no such info is given on their site as to w...

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by aeromoe
Tue May 22, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A330 domestic routes
Replies: 33
Views: 5750

Re: American A330 domestic routes

bgm wrote:
Kno wrote:
Still mad I missed last winter when they ran them on BOS-PHL. Would have been nice to take a short hop to grab a cheese stake.


I doubt stakes covered in cheese are worth the visit.


LOL - good point!

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by aeromoe
Mon May 21, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 4289

Re: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight

Attributing this passenger's actions to F9 is tantamount to attributing a drunk driving accident on the car manufacturer. Headline Reads- "Drunk driver in silver Mercedes hits another motorist". You exclaim- "Mercedes is really winning the race to the lowest". Doesn't make much ...

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by aeromoe
Wed May 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Landing to the North at DFW
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Landing to the North at DFW

Interesting story that Dallas News link is...I hope somehow the land gets cleaned up and re-used somehow.

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by aeromoe
Wed May 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ozark & the Boeing 727
Replies: 24
Views: 3203

Re: Ozark & the Boeing 727

OZ ordered 2 (or two were built). They never operated them, the planes were sold to Pan Am. And yes Boeing gave OZ a customer code-D4. You can see in your photo that the plane had already been sold to Pan Am and given its PA reg- N362PA. I wonder then why Eastern had that Z suffix :scratchchin: 438...

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by aeromoe
Tue May 15, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 28 Hours in Phoenix! (DEN-SLC-PHX-DEN)
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: 28 Hours in Phoenix! (DEN-SLC-PHX-DEN)

Cool report and thanks for posting. DEN is one of my favorite airports. I was lucky to be at Stapleton the evening it closed and at the new Denver Int'l Airport the next morning. I didn't see the first flight arrive (from COS) but I was there for a good part of the morning.

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by aeromoe
Tue May 15, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax
Replies: 30
Views: 7636

Re: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax

Miamiairport wrote:
FAs would likely prefer paxs take their seats and remain there.


Isn't that the point of boarding a plane...to take the seat and prepare for pushback? FAs try to enforce that policy on every flight.

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by aeromoe
Thu May 10, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17549

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

I can't get past it - even more so with the lighter color. https://www.airbook.aero/_images/profile_images/orignal/FedEx-Express-airplane-at-dawn-s.jpg If you think similar to FedEx. What about this? https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2258/32498650040_339b74d3e5_b.jpg :white: UTA = awesome livery.

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by aeromoe
Mon May 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11730

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

727LOVER wrote:
Swissair ?
Sabena ?
Olympic ?
Varig ?
Mexicana ?


Exactly.

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by aeromoe
Mon May 07, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 82
Views: 7357

Re: Texas International

I flew TI once on 26 Oct 1980 from IAH to DFW. DC-9-14 N5726 (my only flight on a -10 series.) Oversold flight...once onboard they asked for volunteers to deplane...I did...but was allowed back on. Not much memory of the flight...it was a the end of a IAH/DFW spotting weekend where I flew DEN-IAH-DF...

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by aeromoe
Mon May 07, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 82
Views: 7357

Re: Texas International

Well UA today claims it's 50 years in Mexico based on TI launch to MTY. https://hub.united.com/united-celebrates-50-years-mexico-2263957549.html Much the way UA uses CO 1968 Pacific Ops to claims a much longer heritage is Asia than United really had. So it seems clear both are acknowledged as prede...

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by aeromoe
Tue May 01, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1988: My year in South Korea
Replies: 26
Views: 9519

Re: 1988: My year in South Korea

What a great report! I enjoyed looking at the pictures of those classic aircraft. Thanks for sharing - and of course; thank you for your service! Truly a gem. Way to go! Fantastic to see your photo of an MD-82 of Korean Air! Thanks for sharing! Awesome pictures of planes and Korea. Great report, ma...

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by aeromoe
Tue May 01, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your perfect airline??
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Your perfect airline??

The one that gets us there safely on a given flight.

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by aeromoe
Tue May 01, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this even Legal (close flying)
Replies: 27
Views: 5574

Re: Is this even Legal (close flying)

Yeah, in the same way that I'm surprised steak is still a thing nowadays when it'd be easier and more cost-effective to just drink meal-replacement shakes all the time. :banghead: Star Trek Quote from episode 'By Any Other Name' -- Dr. McCoy to Hanar: "And eat some solid food, will you?"

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by aeromoe
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981
Replies: 39
Views: 5065

Re: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981

During the Airliners Int'l Convention FLL in 1981 myself and Martin Marlow booked a last-minute round-trip on TWA MIA-FLL-MIA for $36 just to fly a 707-131B...N781TW was the bird. Didn't even deplane at FLL...stayed onboard chatting with the cabin crew. Turned out to be my only 707-100 flights. In A...

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by aeromoe
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26506

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

quote thread title "Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet"

As opposed to the A330 Prop or Glider versions? :duck: :white:

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by aeromoe
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 84
Views: 20476

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

ikolkyo wrote:
Damn, I really wanted to see the current livery on the 787-9!


Maybe they'll do one up with a retro color scheme!

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by aeromoe
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?
Replies: 29
Views: 5314

Re: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?

By railroad of course!!!!

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by aeromoe
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance
Replies: 36
Views: 8625

Re: Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dampening

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/dampening

Just cause someone thinks it isn't a word doesn't make it true...
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Max Q wrote:
No such word as ‘dampening’

It’s ‘damping’


Are you sure? Did you check the internet??

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dampening

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/dampening

Just cause someone thinks it isn't a word doesn't make it true...

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by aeromoe
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 100 types reached :)
Replies: 40
Views: 3192

Re: 100 types reached :)

WN732 wrote:

Boeing:
737-200 / 300 / 500 / 700 / 800 (All on the same airline. I'm sure you can guess who.)


United? Continental? :duck:

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by aeromoe
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12599

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

F9Animal wrote:
Anyone remember Jet America?


Of course...but how many remember the Jet America 707...?

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by aeromoe
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12599

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

And N922VA has just touched down at LAX at the end of this flight from SFO. Congrats to those a.netters who were able to take part in this flight. I was only able to track it during the last few minutes of the flight from my home computer...would certainly like to have been able to take part.

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In-flight emergency discussion thread - Tell your story!
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: In-flight emergency discussion thread - Tell your story!

dfwjim1 wrote:
I am surprised that an 8 year old was allowed to travel by himself.


Pound-for-pound probably more well behaved than many of the onboard idiots we've read about over the years.

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a direct flight really meant a direct flight
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: When a direct flight really meant a direct flight

B747forever wrote:
Southwest is probably the last major carrier that have flights that are truly operated as direct through flights with short 30min stops during which you stay onboard.


I've done F9 PHX-SAT-ATL on A319. Granted F9 is not a "major carrier" but they have a large network.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert
Replies: 37
Views: 12478

Re: ‘Sad ending’

A320FlyGuy wrote:
...not be stuck on the ground and left to basically be picked apart in the desert.


Yet many multiple thousands have met such an end.

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by aeromoe
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a direct flight really meant a direct flight
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: When a direct flight really meant a direct flight

At the risk of sounding uneducated, do any of these flights get marketed as "direct"? In my humble - and possible mistaken - understanding, a direct flight is a nonstop flight... otherwise you're not heading "directly" to your destination. I'm probably one of the uneducated as w...

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by aeromoe
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-1990s USAir/BA relationship Trans-Atlantic
Replies: 20
Views: 3736

Re: Mid-1990s USAir/BA relationship Trans-Atlantic

soflaflyer wrote:
Yes, US had to give up the slots as part of the BA partial ownership deal.


Thank You.

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by aeromoe
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-1990s USAir/BA relationship Trans-Atlantic
Replies: 20
Views: 3736

Re: Mid-1990s USAir/BA relationship Trans-Atlantic

The code sharing allowed the DBA and TAT flights to connect without that. I think the reason they put BA paint on those flights was that US did not have authority to Gatwick at the time and this was a bypass of the rules effectively allowing a US carrier to use British bilateral operating authority...

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by aeromoe
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 19069

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

Now here is the first a321neo with regular Alaska livery. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/922/27696172208_a68923e4d6_k.jpg Alaska Airlines, D-AVXY,Reg.N828VA,MSN 8246,Airbus A 321-253N, 19.04.2018, XFW-EDHI, Hamburg-Finkenwerder by Henryk Konrad , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/912/3975764...

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by aeromoe
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What got you into aviation?
Replies: 28
Views: 1290

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: 2086

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: 32
Views: 13585

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: 77
Views: 18404

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: 2610

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: 26786

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: 92
Views: 3765

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: 92
Views: 3765

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: 68
Views: 8632

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: 8792

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: 5318

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: 316

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: 2002

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: 316

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: 6679

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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