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Forum: Russia
Jan 15, 20, 1:41 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 933
Posted By airmotive

Russian Air Force Museum - Moscow

Hello all.
Im on my first trip (business) to Russia and have a couple extra days in Moscow at the end of this week. Iím an avid wing nut and try to hit every aviation museum along my travels.
I...
May 29, 19, 7:46 am
Replies: 44
Views: 5,204
Posted By airmotive

Like sdadept, I’ve hit that glass ceiling when...

Like sdadept, I’ve hit that glass ceiling when booking complex TPACS. Whereas I used to book, say CVG-Almaty, Kazakhstan as a single, round trip ticket, now I generally book the round trip with Delta...
Mar 14, 19, 4:28 am
Replies: 398
Views: 55,174
Posted By airmotive

Boeing doesn’t manufacture CVR/FDR units; they’re...

Boeing doesn’t manufacture CVR/FDR units; they’re actually commercial off-the-shelf units made by several different manufacturers. Those manufacturers can be called to assist with data recovery on...
Jan 17, 19, 6:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,927
Posted By airmotive

It may help if you sign up for the other...

It may help if you sign up for the other airline’s frequent flier program as well. That was pretty much the only way to get Vietnam Airlines’ website to cooperate with my skymiles booking a couple...
Nov 29, 18, 11:04 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,413
Posted By airmotive

Camera and microphone in the A350 IFE?

Okay, I spent ten minutes searching the Delta forum and found no other mention of this.
i had my first ride in the Delta Suite on the A350 just now.
Why is there a camera and microphone looking at...
Nov 21, 18, 12:40 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 9,812
Posted By airmotive

The decision is a win/win for Delta and Airbus....

The decision is a win/win for Delta and Airbus. Airbus currently has tremendous pressure on their A350 production, and Delta deferring their ten A350s for nearly a decade helps relieve some of that...
Nov 19, 18, 8:45 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,240
Posted By airmotive

Close! I'm LAX-PVG on the 27th and PVG-DTW on the...

Close! I'm LAX-PVG on the 27th and PVG-DTW on the 29th.
Let me know if your GUC clears.
Nov 17, 18, 9:46 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,714
Posted By airmotive

The rules are somewhat confusing. One paragraph...

The rules are somewhat confusing. One paragraph says, per FAA regs, a child under 2 cannot sit in a seat with an airbag. Delta then says a child cannot be in a car seat in a seat with an airbag....
Nov 17, 18, 6:22 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,240
Posted By airmotive

I booked a mileage run to/from PVG next week on...

I booked a mileage run to/from PVG next week on the A350. That should put me over the DM MQM threshold as well over 1MM. Booked Premium Select, but I have a couple GUCs that expire in a month, so I...
Oct 30, 18, 1:10 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,891
Posted By airmotive

Having seen the spaghetti sandwich bureaucracy...

Having seen the spaghetti sandwich bureaucracy involved with even the most simple project in India, I can only imagine the legion of lawyers that would be required (as well as political palms...
Sep 8, 18, 10:42 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,510
Posted By airmotive

Okay, let's settle this. LP turbine blades and...

Okay, let's settle this.
LP turbine blades and shrouds came out the back of the engine and fell to earth. While this might lead the casual observer to call the event "uncontained", this does not...
Forum: Africa
Aug 11, 18, 10:05 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,383
Posted By airmotive

Late August is Reed Festival time in Swaziland! ...

Late August is Reed Festival time in Swaziland!
A drive down from JoBurg, keep heading south to Drakkenspeek, then turn west to Cape Town. Cage diving with the great white sharks is something you...
May 7, 18, 6:09 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,758
Posted By airmotive

Itís been a few years since my own AMS-NBO...

Itís been a few years since my own AMS-NBO flight, but my recollection is that it wasnít bad. A 767 IIRC. At the time, the NBO airport had just burned and so customs was conducted by a large unformed...
Mar 19, 18, 12:53 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 23,045
Posted By airmotive

Rather old story, but I still remember it...

Rather old story, but I still remember it clearly...
TWA 727 in Orlando. Sitting on the ramp having just finished boarding. The woman sitting behind me says, ďHey! Thereís nobody driving that...
Feb 19, 18, 7:42 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,879
Posted By airmotive

Smallest child--->Checked Luggage. Problem...

Smallest child--->Checked Luggage.
Problem solved.
If you happen to be particularly fond of this child, simply wait for the next episode of misbehavior from the other children, and there's your...
Feb 19, 18, 7:33 am
Replies: 43
Views: 5,442
Posted By airmotive

THIS! However, a big part of this is knowing...

THIS!
However, a big part of this is knowing your company's travel policies verbatim, as well as knowing your superiors' personal policies, regardless of the "official" policies. (Notice I used the...
Feb 15, 18, 4:51 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,935
Posted By airmotive

For the last two years, Iíve managed to use Half...

For the last two years, Iíve managed to use Half my GUCs to/from JNB....which is arguably the best value possible for them. But timing is everything with that route. (South Africa is arguably the...
Feb 10, 18, 5:00 am
Replies: 93
Views: 11,269
Posted By airmotive

The same way to handle the brag tags....eBay! ...

The same way to handle the brag tags....eBay!
Not sure what the crowns are going for these days, but MM DM tag sets go for $60.

Personally, I keep an old miniature silver medallion tag on my...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 10, 18, 3:56 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 7,849
Posted By airmotive

​​​​​​​Evacuation is a group effort, not an...

​​​​​​​Evacuation is a group effort, not an individual effort.
As a whole, yes, the group IS too dumb.
WAY, WAY too dumb.
But narcissists are always the exception. Right?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 10, 18, 9:04 am
Replies: 103
Views: 13,109
Posted By airmotive

Sounds like we have similar travel habits. ...

Sounds like we have similar travel habits.
India....Yep.
Although I was able to get a 4-year Indian visa from the Chicago consulate. Drop off in the morning, go watch a taping of Oprah's show, pick...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 10, 18, 8:50 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,910
Posted By airmotive

Hey OP, it sounds like you have some interest....

Hey OP, it sounds like you have some interest. Why not head down to your local airport and take a couple introductory flying lessons and maybe ground school?
No need to go through the whole program....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 10, 18, 7:33 am
Replies: 144
Views: 7,849
Posted By airmotive

And as a friendly reminder...keep your shoes on...

And as a friendly reminder...keep your shoes on until you've reached a point in the flight where you would have enough time to put your shoes back on if an emergency landing is necessary.

And add...
Forum: Africa
Jan 4, 18, 4:22 am
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By airmotive

You can always simply get on Google Flights, and...

You can always simply get on Google Flights, and play around with the maps and dates features to find departure and destination airports with the lowest costs, and adjust the dates back and forth as...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 2, 18, 12:49 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By airmotive

Meh...that's a headline in search of a news...

Meh...that's a headline in search of a news story. (ie, clickbait)
It's factually accurate to say 2017 was the safest year on record for airline passenger service...which is what ASN stated in their...
Jan 2, 18, 6:43 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,927
Posted By airmotive

"You know who I am?"

"You know who I am?"
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