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by IADCA
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft Type with the most number of Hijackings
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Aircraft Type with the most number of Hijackings

If you have a database of hijackings sortable by aircraft type, why don't you just answer your own question? It may well be the A300, and if not, it'd likely be something in widespread use throughout most of the mid-60s through 1980s when hijackings were more common, which would tend to suggest olde...

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by IADCA
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A quiet place to clear US CBP ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1002

Re: A quiet place to clear US CBP ?

If you're willing to fly at an odd time (leaving 7:30 am) and on a 757, there's a UA flight LHR-IAD that lands at around 11:15 am Eastern, which puts it roughly 3 hours after a group of Asia and Middle Eastern flights arrive and before the wave starts hitting from Central America around 1 pm, follow...

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by IADCA
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can a pax land an aircraft?
Replies: 22
Views: 1055

Re: Can a pax land an aircraft?

It's not completely absurd, but there are a lot of variables that would play into how realistic it is. A 172 is a completely different animal from anything 320-sized and up, and it strikes me as really unlikely that a random Joe in 28E could hand fly a landing. If you could talk him into a position...

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by IADCA
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can a pax land an aircraft?
Replies: 22
Views: 1055

Re: Can a pax land an aircraft?

It's not completely absurd, but there are a lot of variables that would play into how realistic it is. A 172 is a completely different animal from anything 320-sized and up, and it strikes me as really unlikely that a random Joe in 28E could hand fly a landing. If you could talk him into a position ...

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by IADCA
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting lounges of airlines that you have never flown with
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Visiting lounges of airlines that you have never flown with

Is this "redundance" a coincidence dating from pre-alliance times or are airlines aware and use their lounge designs as marketing tools to win over passengers from the same alliance? Maybe a bit of the latter, but some of it is just making sure alliance elite customers are taken care of, ...

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by IADCA
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11049

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

hohd wrote:
Now 757 is definitely no better than 739 with a few more seats.


In standard economy, maybe, but the 757 has a much better product up front, which is a big difference when you're talking about an LHR route.

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by IADCA
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago
Replies: 46
Views: 8515

Re: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago

AKL-ORD is nothing - try AKL-DOH ORD - AKL on NZ's 3-4-3 77Ws or 3-3-3 789s will be horrendous (~16 hours 30 minutes). QR's service is all the more bearable, by virtue of the wider seats (and other 5 star perks). Cheers, C. Perhaps, but there's not much alternative from the US to NZ without connect...

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by IADCA
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11049

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

I do not know why people get upset about flying to London on a 757. I flew from CVG to ANC, and MSP to FAI on 757's. Those were both very long flights, but were comfortable. I'm not sure of the timing of the flights you were on, but one issue is that many people want to get up and walk around/use t...

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by IADCA
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 8551

Re: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?

To replace the 757-300 a longer version of the A32x has to be developed. I think that Airbus internally is considering this A322 (plus plus). But the other option is a smaller wing and a shrink of the A338, to replace the A332 and A300. I call this the A335 and A336, those are supplementary to the ...

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by IADCA
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Adds Washington Dulles - London Stansted Route
Replies: 12
Views: 1535

Re: Primera Air Adds Washington Dulles - London Stansted Route

Wonder why they picked Dulles over Baltimore. After all they're promoting themselves as low-cost, but Dulles is actually more of a premium airport. Baltimore handles most of the low-cost traffic for Washington. In Europe they made the right choice for an LCC to use Stansted, but in America they see...

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by IADCA
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Game: How would you fly from X to Y
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: Game: How would you fly from X to Y

Perhaps I should have specified some things a bit more careful, but who expects a nuthead who's not taking the game seriously to come up with such rediculous answers? Don't imply I didn't understand what you were trying to get at, or that I'm a "nuthead." I'm not, and that answer wasn't r...

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by IADCA
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Game: How would you fly from X to Y
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: Game: How would you fly from X to Y

He's flying LO from LHR to WAW and back. Question answered. You are now literally trying to change the rules retrospectively because somebody not taking your little project seriously has hurt your feelings. Perhaps I should have specified some things a bit more careful, but who expects a nuthead wh...

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by IADCA
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Game: How would you fly from X to Y
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: Game: How would you fly from X to Y

But let's imagine you live and work in London and your boss asks you to do a job in Warsaw that week. You need to get there for work, only you need to pick your own flight. That makes visiting Stockholm impossible, you don't have the time for that. You need to be in Warsaw the whole week, every day...

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by IADCA
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Game: How would you fly from X to Y
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: Game: How would you fly from X to Y

I'm afraid I'm going to give you a sarcastic answer, in keeping with your flying to reasonably attractive city 100 miles away from the dump you listed as the destination and providing no way or reason to go to the place you originally listed: Slightly based on the game "guess the cheapest flig...

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by IADCA
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Game: How would you fly from X to Y
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: Game: How would you fly from X to Y

I'm afraid I'm going to give you a sarcastic answer, in keeping with your flying to reasonably attractive city 100 miles away from the dump you listed as the destination and providing no way or reason to go to the place you originally listed: Slightly based on the game "guess the cheapest fligh...

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by IADCA
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 173
Views: 19524

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

Sure, but in a purely technical sense. You could just drive down to Tarifa and take the ferry, which basically solves the issue. Sure, you're not technically "driving" all the way, but you'll get there with your car and it won't be difficult. Yes. In fact it’s so extreme that Google maps ...

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by IADCA
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 173
Views: 19524

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

Ok, I think it’s very difficult to beat this one in the technical sense: TNG-GIB is 69km(43mi) flight distance, but more than 10k km by ground transportation only. And being long isn’t the only problem you’d face should you decide to drive this route. Sure, but in a purely technical sense. You coul...

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by IADCA
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 71
Views: 14198

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

I have very strong feelings about the Icelandair livery. It's an unpopular opinion I know but I actually liked the old livery better, the white and blue one as can be seen in this photo: http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/8/8/7/2107788.jpg?v=v40 For some reason I've disliked the yellow s...

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by IADCA
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!
Replies: 63
Views: 8023

Re: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!

Wow. I find it quite interesting that this service was operated daily. Any idea when it commenced / terminated? I think it's also interesting that they offered service from BWI instead of IAD. Dulles had only opened less than a decade earlier and was basically in the middle of nowhere back then. Co...

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by IADCA
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3666

Re: One type airlines

If you start including US regionals, you can add some other big players to the math. Republic operated (operates?) an essentially E-Jet only fleet, at over 150 aircraft. I'm sure there are other regionals up there in a single type as well. There are. Endeavor is around 150 as well, all CRJ, as is P...

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by IADCA
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 56
Views: 9364

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

I am struggling to see the case for this as well. What operators have expressed interest in a cleansheet tprop design for this many seats? Here in the US, turboprops are all being phased out by the larger airlines with QX the only large operator left of the Q400, Piedmont phasing out its remaining ...

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by IADCA
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 25073

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

UA seems to have given up on DCA, which is a bit surprising to me given their struggles across town at IAD. ORD is in the same boat. UA used to offer exclusively mainline service on an hourly basis while AA offered sporadic Eagle regional jets. Now the situation is reverse: AA flies all mainline an...

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by IADCA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35361

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

The video people are referring to is here: https://youtu.be/T0TDMweng6o Video is not clear, Watched it like 10 times couldn't figure out much from it. THX. Indeed - not much to see, but the flash at quite high speed indicates something very abnormal during roll-out & thus the footage may be int...

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by IADCA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 5624

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Side topic on the smaller MD airports, HGR, SBY, and even FDK Could any of those three support something small like a daily DL CRJ2 to JFK and/or ATL? Frederick, with its proximity to Baltimore and lack of any commercial service history, might be unrealistic, and Salisbury is more of a seasonal des...

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by IADCA
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35361

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

You have to wonder if without the engine and gear (presumably) and even the flaps on the right wing digging in and absorbing an awful lot of energy, whether that ends up with a much wetter airplane. Judging from where the plane sits, they seem to have an extreeeeeemly short but immensly wide runway ...

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by IADCA
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest mileage USA, MEX, CAN flights list?
Replies: 14
Views: 1130

Re: Shortest mileage USA, MEX, CAN flights list?

As is usually repeated on these threads, a good general guide is that many of these will be short flights across water, where driving takes much longer than it normally would or is impossible. Another alternative is routes between major airports that are very close together but between which traffic...

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by IADCA
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2391

Re: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?

Regardless of the health debate, flights over six hours would be much easier if I could smoke. ATL is the only airport left in the USA, that I know of, that still has smoking lounges post security. Therefore, I always connect in ATL if possible. There are post-security smoking lounges at IAD as wel...

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by IADCA
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last domestic wide body flight?
Replies: 86
Views: 2696

Re: When was your last domestic wide body flight?

6/6/17. UA 772A SFO-ORD.

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by IADCA
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connection Time at IAD
Replies: 16
Views: 564

Re: Connection Time at IAD

No exit immigration in US, so nothing customs/immigration related until you hit FCO. As for the connection time, that sorta depends on the airline/alliance you're flying or mix of airlines - it's easier to go from A gates (where there is some UAX) to B gates than it is from A to C or D (where UA mai...

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by IADCA
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How well can YUL handle snow falls?
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: How well can YUL handle snow falls?

It's Montreal. They do snow well. That's no guarantee, but there are very few places that are used to dispatching large volumes of flights through significant snowfalls as YUL. 8 inches over the course of a day should not be an issue for the airport. DL might have its own issues, but 8 inches of sno...

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by IADCA
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 24194

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

I don’t believe tourists come to NZ for Maori culture, apart from going to Rotorua or Waitangi it’s pretty easy to whip through NZ only looking at the scenery, which is what we have in spades and adventure tourism where we are world leaders. I don't think they do come - most of the tourists - just ...

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by IADCA
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 10516

Re: Hawaiian CEO resigns

sometimes its best to leave when things are going good and they look stable. Or when you have a lucrative offer elsewhere, which was surely the case here. Unless you're a native, very few make it more than a few years living in Hawaii given the isolation, cost of living, and the occasional attitude...

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by IADCA
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes
Replies: 43
Views: 5158

Re: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes

Those 2 are not 5th freedom routes, CDG and PPT belong to the same country, France. MEX and TIJ are also located in the same country, Mexico. You can't board at CDG or PPT without a passport and US visa and still nothing guarantees you'll make it past CBP at LAX to catch the second leg, not quite d...

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by IADCA
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 11820

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

One obvious point that relates to AF in particular is that the government of France has a substantial shareholding in both Airbus and in AF and there is a longtime A320 production facility at TLS. Similarly, the German government had a substantial shareholding in LH when it first ordered the A320, ...

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by IADCA
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 11820

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

Eeh?? SK, SU and TK all have 737 fleets. SAS has 737s .. so does Aeroflot. BA, AF and LH all did up until recently. Instead of nitpicking the OP maybe someone with actual knowledge on the subject could...I don't know...answer the question? It seems fairly valid to me. After all, many people wouldn'...

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by IADCA
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest red-eye flight
Replies: 34
Views: 2849

Re: Shortest red-eye flight

The good ‘ol SFO - ORD is never fun. Too short to really sleep and, assuming you have morning meetings, you land too late to get a few winks at a hotel. That one's no fun, but at least when I've done it it's been a 777, so it's a little easier to move around if you don't want to bother pretending t...

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by IADCA
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA use such varying types of aircraft on the same route?
Replies: 20
Views: 4433

Re: Why does UA use such varying types of aircraft on the same route?

Funny, seems pretty much wherever and whenever I fly domestically, it's a 738 or 739. I know that's just my luck, but it still makes this thread amusing.

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by IADCA
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 89
Views: 16044

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA

The other one that surprises me is that DL is larger in Montana than AS. Is that correct? G4 could actually be a contender there as well based on seats, believe it or not. Are any of the other major airlines flying mainline into MT? EDIT: Looks like DL and UA both fly mainline into BIL. Both also h...

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by IADCA
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 89
Views: 16044

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA

I am aware of IAD, but UA hard a fairly small presence in the rest of the Virginia. DL is by far the largest carrier at ORF and RIC and those are not small airports. Using 2016 data, RIC (~3.8 million) and ORF (~1.6 million) combined for slightly over 5.4 million passengers. IAD had 21.9 million, m...

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by IADCA
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4223

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

Yes but BA doesn't count because it has only operated continuously under that name since 1974. It's continued use of brand name I'm after not name changes. Loganair has always officially been Loganair, even during franchise periods, the company name still traded and the name was still on the aircra...

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by IADCA
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 35801

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

As explained by the Canada TSB bulletin, the crew declared MAYDAY when approaching HYD and they were told the airport was full and not able to accommodate the flight. In that scenario MAYDAY FUEL is fully legit. Per ADS-B data 17:38 UTC it climbed to FL250 on direct to HYD. 18:05 UTC it started its...

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by IADCA
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7407

Re: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft

I think the IL-76 has the largest T-tail. That or the C-5 Galaxy. C-5 Galaxy for sure. The IL-76 isn't that big actually, i think the C-17 Globemaster (another T-tail) is larger than the IL-76. The C-5 is huge! This makes the list as follows: 1. Lockheed C-5 Galaxy 2. Lockheed C-17 Globemaster 3. I...

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by IADCA
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93235

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

My, my, Boeing offers a jet in that size range that DL itself already operates. But no, they weren't in the running..... Hogwash. The only hogwash here is believing that Boeing has something to offer in competition to the CS100. Not in terms of capacity and certainly not in terms of performance. Du...

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by IADCA
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unprecedented Itinerary Changes?
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Unprecedented Itinerary Changes?

I've found that virtually any itinerary I book on UA more than 2 months out with a stop involved gets changed, sometimes adding an extra stop, sometimes re-timing connections. On one trip, the booking was modified 3 times, one of which took a 1.5 hr connection and turned it into 6 (as in, not even a...

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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: 7951

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: 65879

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: 65879

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: 65879

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: 936

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: 3580

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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