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by IADCA
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 91
Views: 9289

Re: Delta luggage abuse

What, sixty million bags handled a year and the OP cites a single mangled bag? This forum needs mandatory proof of mastery of statistics as taught to 12-year old children. Your outrage is rather misplaced. If you read the OP, it's clearly not making any statistical claim about DL's (or any carrier'...

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by IADCA
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 91
Views: 9289

Re: Delta luggage abuse

It's getting near time for a separate sub-forum where the Delta fanboys can go discuss their own version of reality. Yes, the passenger probably shouldn't have packed the items she did in a checked bag, but it's pretty insane what that bag came out looking like, regardless of what was in it. And to ...

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by IADCA
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style

Cabin Width 129” 18”+12”+18”•17”•18”+12”+18” With wiggle room on the kids seats! The problem is that you could only sell that config up to a 66% LF unless you have young kids on board, as a 12" seat is useless to anyone who is anywhere near adult size. You'd basically be taking 20% of the capa...

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by IADCA
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style

I don't believe it's possible. People already complained about the nine abreast 787s and a330s. The widths talked about would be even less and I doubt, especially in America and the UK for example that many people could even sit down, let alone tolerate a few hour flight in it. Cabin Width 129” 18”...

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by IADCA
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?
Replies: 22
Views: 2921

Re: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?

Arion640 wrote:
Delta and TUI?


As far as I've ever heard/seen, those two have the standard blended winglets. They're hard to tell apart at a distance, though, so I might have missed something (haven't been on a DL 757 since December, and it had the regular blended winglets).

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by IADCA
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?
Replies: 14
Views: 1366

Re: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?

If the 737 MAX's get back in the air you could fly to LHR via YHZ or YYT on AC. If you had a time machine to go back a year or two you could do YYT-LHR in an A319. If you were doing it in the summer you could go on WS from YHZ to LGW, GLA, or DUB on a 737-700. Either way you'd get that elusive narr...

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by IADCA
Fri May 31, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?
Replies: 23
Views: 1354

Re: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?

I’m considering flying Alaska in the future. I saw that in many airline rankings in the US, Alaska was always first or second place. What are your experiences in Alaskan, and what are the pros or cons? Would you recommend it? Thank you. They're perfectly fine. From my perspective as a flyer, they o...

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by IADCA
Wed May 22, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 259
Views: 37713

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

And as I said earlier in the thread, that's not typically how antitrust authorities view airline mergers. It's almost always focused on route overlaps and slot/gate constraints at overlapping airports. But even on those facts, that 48/34/..../2 share split translates to an HHI well into the "h...

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by IADCA
Wed May 22, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 259
Views: 37713

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

It's not quite that simple. Market share is not always an accurate proxy for competitive influence, and in any event, 2% occasionally matters when concentration is already high. That's rather the point of the Herfindahl-Hirschman index being exponential. I could see that if it were, say, 10%. And t...

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by IADCA
Wed May 22, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 259
Views: 37713

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

But that doesn’t alter the fact that an AC/TS merger would significantly reduce competition and service quality within Canada. Transat currently has less than 2% of the market share within Canada. Soooo .... a possible reduction of competition of 2%? :roll: It's not quite that simple. Market share ...

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by IADCA
Tue May 21, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10370

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

I'd like to see a 2-2-2 aircraft with a few more rows than the 753 at 185' long. A bigger wing, bigger fan engines. Exactly replicate the nose of the 757 at 1.15 scale, as that is the defining feature of the 757 for me. Why would anyone use 2 aisles in a six-across config when they could just use a...

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by IADCA
Tue May 21, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 259
Views: 37713

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Well, the monopoly argument is not quite as solid as it seems, because most French province cities are already in a monopoly situation. For instance: AC does not fly to TLS. Which makes any analysis of TLS irrelevant, or nearly so. The way these analyses work is that the Bureau (like any other comp...

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by IADCA
Tue May 21, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?
Replies: 14
Views: 1366

Re: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?

Out of IAD specifically, there's not a lot terribly interesting or unusual in terms of aircraft type on TATL. SK sends an A343 once in a blue moon on CPH, and if you are into sub-types, FI sends the somewhat rare 753 reasonably often and LH often goes 748 on one of the FRA turns. Other than that, it...

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by IADCA
Mon May 20, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business
Replies: 16
Views: 1596

Re: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business

IAH-FRA is flown by Internationally Configured UA 777's, whether it be the PMUA 2-2-2 Lie Flat Seats or the New 1-2-1 Polaris Lie Flat Seats. I personally do not find fault in the hard product of either, but the Polaris Configuration is of-course a bonus. The food on UA probably won't be as good as...

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by IADCA
Mon May 20, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business
Replies: 16
Views: 1596

Re: UA 777 business vs LH A380 business

Check to see if the United 777 for your proposed flight has the updated Polaris seat. I think most do but I’m not sure. It is way better than the LH A380 seat I had last summer, especially if you are alone. All have aisle access. I recommend an odd numbered row window seat. OP: As the poster above ...

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by IADCA
Mon May 20, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8038

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

The decision by BA tells me that there is little demand for connecting flights via LHR for people travelling to/from LED or KBP. It would appear that the bulk of passengers wishing to fly between London and these 2 cities (Kyiv in particular) are O&D traffic looking primarily at price rather co...

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by IADCA
Fri May 17, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 259
Views: 37713

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

AC must have done their homework. If Transat walks away for a bigger deal, they owe AC 15 million. Likewise Ac would have to pay them 40 million should the deal ends for regulatory issues. Those are both pretty standard provisions in deals with potential antitrust hurdles and the chance for an over...

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by IADCA
Thu May 16, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 259
Views: 37713

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

It certainly makes sense from AC's perspective. The fleets are very compatible, and it will make AC overwhelmingly dominant to Europe. For Canadians--especially Montrealers--the effect will be a huge surge in prices. Canadians right now enjoy very good fares transatlantic, but that will end. On the...

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by IADCA
Thu May 16, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 259
Views: 37713

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

I know this absolutely is not going to happen, but my one request anyway: Hang onto the A310s a little longer, and fly them on some domestic Canadian or transborder US routes so I can fly on them and get *A credit. You can retire them the next day, and proceed business as usual from that point. I a...

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by IADCA
Thu May 16, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 259
Views: 37713

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

Fleetwise, Air Canada bought themselves a bunch of early A321LR slots and 20 A330s. Together with Rouge gives them some badly needed flexibility to move capacity around. 24 737 MAX grounded and hundreds of canclled flights in a booming market as we speak. https://i.imgur.com/G3RqccS.jpg https://twi...

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by IADCA
Thu May 16, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 259
Views: 37713

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

Fleetwise, Air Canada bought themselves a bunch of early A321LR slots and 20 A330s. Together with Rouge gives them some badly needed flexibility to move capacity around. 24 737 MAX grounded and hundreds of canclled flights in a booming market as we speak. https://i.imgur.com/G3RqccS.jpg https://twi...

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by IADCA
Thu May 16, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 259
Views: 37713

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

I wouldn't like to be at the Competition Bureau and be seeing this filing in a couple weeks. They've already had it up to their eyeballs with airlines recently.

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by IADCA
Tue May 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22610

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Now that QR announced retirement of their A330s ,would they be suitable as a cheaper 2nd hand replacement of the FI 767s? Anything is possible, but I'd think that they'd stick with the 767s if they're sticking with 757s because of the commonality. And the 767s aren't really the age/maintenance issu...

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by IADCA
Tue May 14, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22610

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Now that QR announced retirement of their A330s ,would they be suitable as a cheaper 2nd hand replacement of the FI 767s? Anything is possible, but I'd think that they'd stick with the 767s if they're sticking with 757s because of the commonality. And the 767s aren't really the age/maintenance issu...

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by IADCA
Tue May 07, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7705

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

The demographics was said to be a broad mix of age, income, travel frequencies. I imagine the only thing unique from the norms about the survey is including Europeans who may be biased for Airbus against Boeing. One could turn that on its head and say that the presence of Americans might bias the s...

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by IADCA
Mon May 06, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5379

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

aviationjunky wrote:
How is no one talking about the font!? It looks like someone used MS Paint..


Talking about the font on this one would be like talking about a hangnail when someone comes to the ER with stab wounds.

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by IADCA
Wed May 01, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planespotting INSIDE SFO?
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Planespotting INSIDE SFO?

If they're using the 28s, there are pretty good views from the ends of the piers in T3 (try near Gate 78, for example). No outside viewing deck, but the windows are elevated and 28L in particular is pretty close.

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1765
Views: 349487

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Makes the tail look like it has a tumor. Keep your day job. Sheesh, be easy. The poster said it was done quickly on MS Paint. Quite impressive for that program if you ask me. 77H I think the Paint skills are actually pretty impressive and the idea was interesting, but it just doesn't work for me. T...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FRA Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 1063

Re: FRA Connections

It hasn't changed that much, but keep an eye out for an early boarding time on the connection to MXP in case they board from a remote stand. Sounds like you have the lounges sorted pretty well, but remember that the LH lounges have showers if you're interested after the TATL. Don't remember if AC do...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar queens, still a thing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5493

Re: Hangar queens, still a thing ?

Now that we've had the facetious answers out of the way, it's actually an interesting question. Are there individual airframes of new models that seem to require much more MX than their peers? I recall that Independence had a particular CRJ that was notorious for having gremlins, but that's getting ...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)
Replies: 21
Views: 1942

Re: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)

JAL has a regional subsidiary that operates flights entirely within Hokkaido prefecture (e.g., OKD-HKD).

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by IADCA
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?
Replies: 43
Views: 4514

Re: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?

Assuming he's taken care of his drinking problem, he could probably land the plane safely, but the suicides of the passengers who sat next to him before he took the controls would still make the incident look a bit odd in retrospect. It'd make a better movie than one with gladiators, though.

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by IADCA
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont Service: MDT/ROC/SYR - BOS
Replies: 27
Views: 2797

Re: Piedmont Service: MDT/ROC/SYR - BOS

Boof02671 wrote:
Post the data


When someone tried to post very short messages, the forum software used to spit out an automated warning about low quality posts. Perhaps that warning should have included a reminder about punctuation and basic manners.

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by IADCA
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4764

Re: Your first...

European airport: SNN for landing, DUB for actually exiting the plane N-American airport: DCA S-American airport: SCL Asian airport: NRT African airport: RAK Oceanic airport: AKL aircraft: No idea widebody aircraft: EI 747-100. turboprop aircraft: No idea. 3-engine aircraft: Probably a 727. I flew a...

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by IADCA
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5206

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

No sir, they did not take him off for non-revenue passengers. He was removed for deadheading, must ride crew, who were needed to operate a flight early the next morning. Shame on you for making things up. Deadheading passengers are non-revenue passengers. [Numerous media reports say it was for dead...

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by IADCA
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5206

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

You made the accusation. You prove it. You say he was asked to leave for non-revs, show us. Numerous media reports say it was for deadheads (not same as complete non-revs, but not revenue passengers either), including one published today in the Louisville Courier-Journal (https://www.courier-journa...

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by IADCA
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5206

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

None of what you just wrote is true. Really? Prove it. You made the accusation. You prove it. You say he was asked to leave for non-revs, show us. Numerous media reports say it was for deadheads (not same as complete non-revs, but not revenue passengers either), including one published today in the...

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by IADCA
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-US airports not serviced by US airlines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2541

Re: Non-US airports not serviced by US airlines?

Greetings. There are some obvious international airports not serviced by US commercial carriers. But I'm curious as to any major international airports serviced by other countries that US commercial airlines do not service due to other reasons than current "unrest". This list would be rea...

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by IADCA
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21071

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I routinely fly JFK/IAD --> FRA --> SVO/DME. While Aeroflot has come a long way from when I was a kid I still prefer to fly LH and spend extra 3 hours at FRA. Regardless, i'd say 50% of the time the flight from Moscow ends up deplaning onto a bus. I've never deplaned to a bus landing in FRA from a ...

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by IADCA
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153895

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

When you use a plural, I hope we can be forgiven for asking you to list more than just Icelandair. And selling below cost is a time-honored way of building market share, even if it's not a viable long-term strategy. I find it odd that people complain when small upstart companies try something risky...

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by IADCA
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153895

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

No, but what we need in any market is sustainable competition. WOW was never a sustainable business model, and just destroyed the market for other more serious carriers. I for one are glad that WOW is gone, now the market at large are more fair. Remember that its really easy to fill a plane with pa...

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by IADCA
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153895

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Norwegian next please! I don't understand this. Do you want to live in a world with less competition and less options for more people to see the world and learn the cultures around them? Get to their families that may otherwise be inaccessible due to expense? More people living their dream of trave...

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW
Replies: 42
Views: 6933

Re: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW

I don't believe that is true of DCA having that type of scheduled service. They haven't done it often (most famous was a one-off for the Obama inauguration), but DL has indeed operated 763 into DCA from ATL as sub for 752 on regularly scheduled flights. There are pictures and videos on multiple sit...

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW
Replies: 42
Views: 6933

Re: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW

MDW has a maximum weight bearing capacity for double tandem bogies at 250k. This will limit any clandestine ops the OP has imagined. DCA on the other hand, has seen regularly scheduled widebody service (Delta 767-300) but the double tandem limit there is 360k. In the case of both airports, widebody...

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sabre goes down, AA, AS, B6 having issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Re: Sabre goes down, AA, AS, B6 having issues

USA TODAY: American, other airlines hit by computer outage https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2019/03/26/american-jetblue-other-airlines-hit-computer-outage/3276512002/ AA says it is back up and running. Hopefully things can get back to normal quickly. Does anybody know of a system outag...

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by IADCA
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 115
Views: 24130

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

What I find more surprising is that to the best of my knowledge the leased WDL 146 is dedicated to the DUS route (plus the odd France flight on weekends), just like before the leased-in Eastern E70 was used on that route. So alarm bells should have rung in the cockpit when they got the flight plan ...

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by IADCA
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9
Replies: 33
Views: 5413

Re: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9

I find it interesting that two members with a total of four years on this site are acting like the thread/forum police and talking about the decline in the quality of the forums. Perhaps some perspective is needed. There appears to be a factory with a silo of some sorts and a rail line there too as ...

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by IADCA
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax suing NK for bumping her 15yo daughter without informing her
Replies: 47
Views: 3581

Re: Pax suing NK for bumping her 15yo daughter without informing her

I think that the amount that is being sued for is excessive It's just an opening stance for a negotiating tactic. $75K is the minimum amount of damages you need to allege to get a suit based on diversity jurisdiction (as this one is) into federal court. You're correct that they can settle for less,...

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by IADCA
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 5915

Re: How many US states have you visited?

If you only count ones in which I've done something (had a meal outside an airport, spent a night), I have left to do: RI, AL, OH, MI, WI, MN, SD, ND, NM. I've physically been in several (drove through RI, flew through OH, MI) while falling short of my own cut line.

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by IADCA
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further expansion opportunities for HA in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska - 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5127

Re: Further expansion opportunities for HA in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska - 2019

Maybe IAD also? HNL-IAD or HNL-BWI nonstop service could be added by HA in order to provide easier access to Washington, DC from Hawaii. There is some government travel between HNL and DC with all 4 of Hawaii's members of Congress having offices on the island of Oahu, with Honolulu being the capita...

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