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by IADCA
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business
Replies: 30
Views: 7645

Re: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business

The crack spread since May 2017 already was averaging close to $17.00 bbl trending up to $20 into the first part of Q3 (for July and Aug, even before the hurricane). Now since hurricane Harvey, the Crack Spread is pushing up to 27.00. I suspect Trainer will report very, very good results for Q3. Fo...

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by IADCA
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61407

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

DL9932 on its way from ATL Per FR24's twitter, the DL flight has relief supplies and will be used on the return to take out stranded passengers and staff: https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/902222549915979778?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet Also, UAL128 is nearing TX coa...

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by IADCA
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61407

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Well I'm not surprised if you don't understand the distinction between saying: "The airport is closed until Thursday" (which is what you claimed and is not true) and "The airport is closed indefinitely." (which is true) Dude, calm down. No need to shout or get bent out of shape ...

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by IADCA
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61407

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

NO it is not. FAA says they "expect" the airport to reopen on Thursday. HAS says closed until further notice. That's very different than saying that the airport IS CONCLUSIVELY, DEFINITIVELY CLOSED until Thursday. Likely? Probably. But what you wrote, i.e., that the FAA has closed IAH unt...

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by IADCA
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B748 @ LYH
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: B748 @ LYH

PanHAM wrote:
Depends on how much Jack Daniels they loaded


Wrong Lynchburg for that.

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by IADCA
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 2688

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

PTY, DTW, BRU is it for places I've changed planes but never left the airport. I've had a scheduled stop in KWI and never left the plane.

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by IADCA
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 9542

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

OK, folks slow your roll a bit. Let's limit this to intercontinental flights. If you do that then only the bay area and NYC have 3 and NYC only does if you count SWF. South Florida has two. DC has two if you include BWI. Boston has two if you include PVD (I don't - I consider PVD its own market). O...

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by IADCA
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 9066

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

You don't want your hub in the geographic center of the US. You want it closer to Ohio. The reason is so you can run trucks from your hub to the close (8hr drive) cities and still make it overnight. Like William suggested above, you can also run trucks (or a plane) city to city if you have enough f...

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by IADCA
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Times your flight was diverted
Replies: 46
Views: 1445

Re: Times your flight was diverted

I was just thinking about this topic the other day. Over my lifetime I have taken about 300 flights and not once has my plane been diverted. The closest I came was on a flight from MIA to GRU when my flight was almost diverted to Campinas, Brasil due to fog in GRU. Ironically given your name, the o...

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by IADCA
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversions DCA/IAD 7-14 Severe Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 2453

Re: Diversions DCA/IAD 7-14 Severe Weather

DCA just had a few departures off 1, but the line of thunderstorms that has passed DC is now sitting squarely on the DCA approach. Several DCA-bound flights are holding over the western part of VA. Things look significantly better at IAD right now.

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by IADCA
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 15516

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

Well, NCL was only seasonal a couple years with terrible loads. BRS has been gone a long time now. BFS was cut rather recently. So there are differences. From knowing some locals in Tyne & Wear, the problem with the NCL flight was pure pricing. It just wasn't worth the premium versus connecting...

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by IADCA
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 39
Views: 5194

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

There's another pretty obvious angle that people are ignoring amidst all the race hoopla. To me, this looks like a pretty simple case of celebrities acting like celebrities and being shocked at being treated like Joe Average.

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by IADCA
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 9716

Re: TXL to be kept open

Bullshit! Having multiple airports is good for a city because it causes competition. This will lead to better service and lower fares at both airports. If one airport gets a monopoly position they can afford not to care about service or prices, airlines and passengers will come anyway because there...

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by IADCA
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 9716

Re: TXL to be kept open

Terrible decision for everyone. Keeping the TXL dump open will further fragment the Berlin market, leaving airlines, passengers, and taxpayers paying for it all. Bullshit! Having multiple airports is good for a city because it causes competition. This will lead to better service and lower fares at ...

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by IADCA
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Theft Attempt At HIO
Replies: 16
Views: 3355

Re: Helicopter Theft Attempt At HIO

Why was the employee showing his girlfriend? Is this allowed by company policy? Why wasn't he doing his job? UNACCEPTABLE What a remarkably ignorant post. Log off and take your meds. He says stuff like that a lot. I've always assumed he's a troll, but he might genuinely be the most humorless person...

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by IADCA
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 5377

Re: Your longest flight

Apparently my longest single leg is IAD-NRT and return, 6,753 miles on a UA 772 in J. Longest in Y is AKL-SFO on an NZ 772, 6,517 miles. After those (and similar flights, e.g., LAX-AKL), it's a lot of various 4,000- low 5,000s mile flights (ranging from IAD-FRA to SFO-NRT).

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by IADCA
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ
Replies: 19
Views: 2384

Re: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ

Not even remotely surprised. Copa is the Emirates of the Americas. Give it 10 years and Copa might be serving every secondary and many tertiary cities in Latin América and the US/Canada Their hub airport does not have the ability to remotely match anything like DXB. PTY is pretty tight as is (and w...

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by IADCA
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25861

Re: The Mighty 757

There are some people on this thread getting trolled pretty hard. That said, there are also a lot of nice reminiscences about the 757. Personally, I've been enjoying seeing the 753s that UA has now been running on DCA-SFO. They're a nice change from an otherwise pretty monotonous lineup of daily tra...

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by IADCA
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15445

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

If a "therapy dog" even so much scratched me or my kids, I WILL put down that dog myself. I will by any means necessary get that animal. Then, I would yell, humiliate and get into it with that owner. What a tool that dog's owner is. I think Mr. Internet Tough Guy may be missing the irony ...

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by IADCA
Tue May 30, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do airlines fly routes at the same time?
Replies: 52
Views: 10045

Re: Why do airlines fly routes at the same time?

Copa has 2 of its frequencies PTY-GRU departing exactly at the same time. Daily. I see a 15:24 and a 15:42..maybe you got them confused for the same? Yeah you're right... but still pretty much same time, isn't it? They do that on a few routes - SCL being another example, where two of the flights ar...

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by IADCA
Mon May 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/Canada Cities that have daily service to All MLB Cities
Replies: 41
Views: 4710

Re: US/Canada Cities that have daily service to All MLB Cities

SuseJ772 wrote:
Yeah but fans don't fly charter.


Fans don't generally go on road trips either, nor do they necessarily live near the stadium at which their team is based. It's an academic topic that seems mostly to be in the spirit of trivia.

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by IADCA
Mon May 29, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/Canada Cities that have daily service to All MLB Cities
Replies: 41
Views: 4710

Re: US/Canada Cities that have daily service to All MLB Cities

If you wanna clump the Nationals and Orioles together (Nats Park is closer to BWI than IAD), or say BWI is a Balt/D.C. airport, then BWI has all MLB cities covered It's not, though, by driving distance. Nats Park is under 31 miles to Dulles via the normal route and it's a tick over 33 miles to BWI....

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by IADCA
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Airlines with Cities in their Title
Replies: 48
Views: 3635

Re: Current Airlines with Cities in their Title

Delta ;) ? It's a joke about Atlanta being to Delta as London is to BA (a joke made earlier in the thread). On topic, Tunisair is ambiguously named after the country and its capital/hub, although the original name of the carrier was pretty clearly to the country. That said, the name of the city is ...

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by IADCA
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?
Replies: 69
Views: 14894

Re: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?

I saw a Spirit plane at EWR the other day, all yellow with their name in large blue letters. Looked like a banana. Indeed, that is a visual disaster. It screams tacky and cheap. I think the letters are actually black, but I confess I try not to look too hard. And to think that's the actual livery, ...

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by IADCA
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 9628

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

A 5:30AM flight is definitely *not* a red-eye. If you get the benefit of a substantial amount of sleep beforehand, it's definitely not a red-eye. I agree with you that it doesn't fit the definition of a red-eye (which to me is all about the sleep you miss while ON the plane), but your definition re...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 10987

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

The main problem with IAD for the domestic carriers is that the debt load is way too high. I believe it will be 20 years before the domestic industry will be willing to make major investments at Dulles. So go ahead in the meantime and continue to saddle DCA with artificial constraints and see where...

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by IADCA
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 25045

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

Slightly off topic, but why does BA use the A380 to BOS? Such a relatively short long-haul route. I thought BA preferred to have East Coast USA flights have as much frequency as possible, like JFK. I know there are already 4 flights to/from BOS but as one of them is an A380, would it not be better ...

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by IADCA
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hard to pronounce city names
Replies: 37
Views: 2368

Re: Hard to pronounce city names

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Yes, that is a place :P But it doesn't have an airport. On topic, some hard to pronounce cities: Aguascalientes Antananarivo Antofagasta Antsiranana Bhubaneswar Chabarovsk Dnjepropetrovsk Enontekio Kwamalasamutu Lappeenranta Mawlamyine Nagy...

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by IADCA
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 20350

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

Care to explain how my statements are nonsensical, except that they have no place on a.net. Your reference to my post 112 didn't make sense, as nothing in that post takes a position on the point you are apparently trying to reference it for. Similarly, your reference to RR does not make any sense, ...

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by IADCA
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 20350

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

Just to reiterate it is not AI's fault. Thank you for your usual reply, much of which is nonsensical or undisputed to the extent that it makes any sense at all . At least you managed to sum up your post, every post, in one concluding sentence. Care to explain how my statements are nonsensical, exce...

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by IADCA
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 20350

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

The previous sentence to the one you bolded, as well as multiple statements in previous posts, are all that needs to be said as to your question. It's already been covered. I don't know why you keep responding to posts that aren't directed at you and when I've made clear I'm not interested in discu...

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by IADCA
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 20350

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

Your incredulous tone aside, selectively quoting them does not prove your point except so far as it demonstrates that AI and Boeing fought about who is responsible for what can only be interpreted as a rather significant screw-up. In other words, you're not disputing that a major screw-up happened ...

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by IADCA
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Response to US ban: Qatar Airways offers free laptops
Replies: 23
Views: 5962

Re: Response to US ban: Qatar Airways offers free laptops

It's a nice gesture, but there's a zero percent chance I'm doing anything work-related on a loaner machine. Even if you trust QR, you shouldn't trust the person who used the computer before you. Just for kicks, I would also love to see a Venn diagram of the people who say "Don't allow cell pho...

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by IADCA
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 20350

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

Depends on who is telling the real truth, not a.net fact. Many repeating same lie many times doesn't make it a truth. Sadly that seems to be the rule on ANET. It seems you won't like it as you appear to assume from your own notions where other people get their information, but it's not hard to find...

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by IADCA
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 20350

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

To answer your point substantively: it wasn't the photos. In fact, I don't think I ever looked at the photos. Very substantive! Thank you! That explains it! You didn't see the photos. Your whole opinion is based on idle gossip picked off from a blog that based on anonymous "sources". Has ...

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by IADCA
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 20350

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

I'm not sure what the heck your reply had to do with my post, in any event - it's pretty much beyond dispute that AI has had some unusual maintenance practices and issues with its widebody fleet, including a 777 that was stranded for several months at EWR, a Star hub in the US with quite a bit less...

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by IADCA
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040
Replies: 112
Views: 15425

Re: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040

I am quite sure that the lawyers would have accounted for this in the sale contract.... also is Alaskan where to not pay, would it go through courts in the US or U.K.? It would be extremely unusual if the agreement did not stipulate both the location of any dispute resolution under the agreement (w...

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 82
Views: 3586

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

I don't frequently track regs (typically only on airlines or types I fly very infrequently), but two come to mind immediately - and one of them was already listed by someone else on this thread! Those two are F-HPJH, which I flew IAD-CDG and then CDG-IAD less than a week apart, and TF-FII (listed ea...

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh to Cranky Flier on Level brand
Replies: 31
Views: 5459

Re: Willie Walsh to Cranky Flier on Level brand

The name is a fusing together of the Spanish word "VUELO" (meaning either "Flight" (noun) or "I fly" (verb) and the English "-ing" suffix, creating the idea of "Flying" in 'Spanglish'. Excellent post. That's always how I've understood it and pronoun...

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by IADCA
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Diversions
Replies: 16
Views: 2988

Re: DFW Diversions

It's that joyous time of year again. AA1209 SMF-DFW and Eagles from GJT and BRO are in Abilene. I commuted between SMF and DFW weekly for a solid 4 1/2 years 1989-1993 and again for 9 months in 2000, and was very lucky never to be diverted. However I was often late or canceled due to T-storms and t...

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by IADCA
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections
Replies: 54
Views: 2811

Re: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections

It's stretching the definition of "light" rail, but BWI is served both by Amtrak and by the MARC commuter lines that run between Baltimore and DC. They're on the same tracks and I'd call MARC more of a heavy-rail commuter service (like Caltrain), but BWI does have both a local/commuter an...

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by IADCA
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections
Replies: 54
Views: 2811

Re: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections

It's stretching the definition of "light" rail, but BWI is served both by Amtrak and by the MARC commuter lines that run between Baltimore and DC. They're on the same tracks and I'd call MARC more of a heavy-rail commuter service (like Caltrain), but BWI does have both a local/commuter an...

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by IADCA
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections
Replies: 54
Views: 2811

Re: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections

It's stretching the definition of "light" rail, but BWI is served both by Amtrak and by the MARC commuter lines that run between Baltimore and DC. They're on the same tracks and I'd call MARC more of a heavy-rail commuter service (like Caltrain), but BWI does have both a local/commuter and...

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by IADCA
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4810

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

You keep saying that, but you provide no evidence except your own personal view of the language. Please see this link from 2007 in which Randy Tinseth at Boeing describes LAX-BNE as "point to point", which is described as "nonstop vs. flying through a large hub first." (http://w...

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4810

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Point to point is a synonym for spoke to spoke. A hub is not a "point". You keep saying that, but you provide no evidence except your own personal view of the language. Please see this link from 2007 in which Randy Tinseth at Boeing describes LAX-BNE as "point to point", which i...

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by IADCA
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38743

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

I dont know what alternate universe some of you live in, but checking personal electronic devices containing lithium type batteriesis widely allowed. Things like cameras, tablets, phones, laptops, etc are carried every single day in checked luggage. Additionally, in the US, other types of batteries...

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by IADCA
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38743

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Putting delicate electronic equipment in the hold so the ramper can play rugby with it. Considering the marks on my Samsonite the chance of my camera working again would be close to zero. Not to mention putting dozens, if not more than a hundred, laptops with lithium ion batteries in the hold to cr...

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by IADCA
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amid probe, Pakistan bars German CEO of national carrier from leaving country
Replies: 16
Views: 3965

Re: Amid probe, Pakistan bars German CEO of national carrier from leaving country

And what has one thing to do with the other? Do you want to imply German managers are evil? Or what? It implies that other countries in addition to Pakistan have a habit of preventing non-citizen executives of corporations suspected of malfeasance from leaving. It's not always (or particularly ofte...

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by IADCA
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 21094

Re: Seat Law coming?

It's a safety issue. More people are overweight, having to shoehorn themselves into their aisle seat. It makes evacuation more difficult for that passenger, and any other passenger on their row. Legislation is necessary for safety. At some point surely a passenger being overweight enough not to fit...

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by IADCA
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amid probe, Pakistan bars German CEO of national carrier from leaving country
Replies: 16
Views: 3965

Re: Amid probe, Pakistan bars German CEO of national carrier from leaving country

From article linked to above: "...Pakistan has barred the German chief executive of Pakistan International Airlines from leaving the country due to an investigation into corruption at the loss-making carrier...." There is an interesting parallel in the USA where a judge in Detroit will no...

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