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May 6, 19, 12:30 pm
Replies: 349
Views: 46,034
Posted By mrswirl

You should be able to connect airside without...

You should be able to connect airside without having to go thru customs. Silk Air shares T2 with UA. I see no reason (or mechanism) to force you outside to the main departures desk. I have done...
Apr 19, 19, 11:01 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,726
Posted By mrswirl

$650 Million for incrementally better is not my...

$650 Million for incrementally better is not my idea of a good investment.

The new design is going to be a cluster - especially on those days when the security line will be wrapped around the...
Apr 19, 19, 10:20 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,726
Posted By mrswirl

Ask yourself why the south security checkpoint is...

Ask yourself why the south security checkpoint is always twice as crowded as the north side today even with Southwest adding more and more traffic. It seems a majority of pax traffic enters the...
Apr 19, 19, 9:48 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,726
Posted By mrswirl

According to the plans the south side security...

According to the plans the south side security will be removed entirely (along with the bridge checkpoint ) and the new security area entrances will be on the east & west sides of level 6 at north...
Apr 19, 19, 7:53 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,726
Posted By mrswirl

This is the part of the new design that I really...

This is the part of the new design that I really don't like. Today, I get off the A train go up the long escalator then directly into the South security Clear lane - takes about 3 mins total from...
Mar 31, 19, 11:13 am
Replies: 3,049
Views: 355,368
Posted By mrswirl

I agree that there is still a lot more to learn...

I agree that there is still a lot more to learn about what happened I saw the read outs from the Lion Air black box and you can see the pitch up/ pitch down cycle repeats more than 20 times as the...
Mar 31, 19, 10:27 am
Replies: 3,049
Views: 355,368
Posted By mrswirl

My guess is that they didnít recognize it as...

My guess is that they didnít recognize it as runaway stab. Since MCAS kicks in intermittently (every 5 secs if I remember right), and only moves the stab a few degrees at a time, I believe the pilots...
Mar 29, 19, 10:46 am
Replies: 3,049
Views: 355,368
Posted By mrswirl

I haven't read thru all the pages on this thread...

I haven't read thru all the pages on this thread yet but I came across a video today of a pilot demonstrating the runaway stabilizer procedure in a 737 simulator. It's pretty enlightening to see the...
Oct 11, 18, 12:53 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 336,437
Posted By mrswirl

If you're not issued return BP before leaving the...

If you're not issued return BP before leaving the US you can check-in at the transfer desk in the central area of T2 (near the SQ lounge). There are no airline kiosks in Changi airside.



This...
Sep 21, 18, 9:18 am
Replies: 24
Views: 5,991
Posted By mrswirl

Wow. I'm surprised at all the stuff people here...

Wow. I'm surprised at all the stuff people here take with them. My philosophy is travel light as possible. MR with a quick turn means no suitcase - small backpack with change of underwear,...
Aug 3, 18, 9:08 am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,822
Posted By mrswirl

You can always ask but it's highly unlikely. UA...

You can always ask but it's highly unlikely. UA (or any airline) has no obligation to compensate passengers for missed events.

Weather issues do not have to be happening on that specific route in...
Jul 23, 18, 10:51 am
Replies: 29
Views: 5,786
Posted By mrswirl

At first I thought it was a one-off too but it's...

At first I thought it was a one-off too but it's happened on multiple occasions over the past 6 months specifically at the South security checkpoint. The PreCheck lane is on the outside as usual with...
Jul 23, 18, 8:31 am
Replies: 29
Views: 5,786
Posted By mrswirl

I've had CLEAR for several years now and more...

I've had CLEAR for several years now and more than once it has made the difference between making a flight and missing it. Well worth the money.

Only thing I don't like is recently at DEN they...
Jul 19, 18, 9:20 am
Replies: 77
Views: 12,924
Posted By mrswirl

This would have infuriated me. No logical reason...

This would have infuriated me. No logical reason why they couldn't just deplane those pax whose final destination was COS - it's a pretty common situation and it's not like they're hurting for gate...
Jul 7, 18, 10:39 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By mrswirl

DEN is always tough to find good MR deals....

DEN is always tough to find good MR deals. Typically I look to either EWR or SFO to find decent MR opportunities and either use one-way mileage awards or buy cheap F9 or WN positioning flights. Look...
Jun 2, 18, 1:43 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By mrswirl

My memory is a little fuzzy as I never check bags...

My memory is a little fuzzy as I never check bags but I don't believe this is possible as you must pre-clear US Customs and TSA security with your bags first. The check-in counter will only tag them.
May 19, 18, 10:40 am
Replies: 82
Views: 10,540
Posted By mrswirl

I've done this exact itinerary before but I also...

I've done this exact itinerary before but I also have NEXUS and did not check a bag.

Yes, you do have to "enter" Canada before returning back thru US pre-clearance CBP and security. The transfer...
Apr 27, 18, 9:19 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 17,086
Posted By mrswirl

Thereís a SQ lounge in T2 too. Right after you...

Thereís a SQ lounge in T2 too. Right after you pass the transfer desk and are walking towards the train, take a sharp left and look up for the lounge sign. Take the escalator up and the SilverKris...
Apr 27, 18, 3:23 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 17,086
Posted By mrswirl

I'd just stop by the transfer desk on the way to...

I'd just stop by the transfer desk on the way to the lounge. You pass right by there and you'll need return BP for lounge access anyway. They'll ask where you're coming from and what bags you have...
Apr 27, 18, 2:17 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 17,086
Posted By mrswirl

Sounds like you have it all planned out. ...

Sounds like you have it all planned out. Depending on headwinds you'll probably land a little earlier than scheduled.

My top recommendation is Butterfly Garden followed by Sunflower. These are...
Mar 26, 18, 8:37 am
Replies: 114
Views: 17,086
Posted By mrswirl

Terminal 2 Transit Lounge - used to be called...

Terminal 2 Transit Lounge - used to be called Ambassador now it is Harilela Hospitality. Pay-per-use showers is S$16 SGN or about $12 USD. Very nice showers. You can add on full lounge access but...
Mar 14, 18, 12:38 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,462
Posted By mrswirl

For $20 bucks, I bought a tiny bluetooth...

For $20 bucks, I bought a tiny bluetooth transmitter to stream the IFE audio to my bluetooth headphones. That way I can move freely around the cabin without being tied down to the seat by cords. ...
Mar 8, 18, 1:53 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 9,409
Posted By mrswirl

Similar thing happened to me last year on...

Similar thing happened to me last year on EWR-HKG. Plane pushed back on time but we sat on the taxiway for couple of hours before returning to gate due to MX. (inopp HF radio needed for polar...
Mar 5, 18, 7:14 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,209
Posted By mrswirl

only exception are some cargo doors where the...

only exception are some cargo doors where the inward hinge would impede loading. Otherwise they are all plug type doors.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug_door
Mar 5, 18, 6:53 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,209
Posted By mrswirl

All Cabin doors and overwing exits initially open...

All Cabin doors and overwing exits initially open inward on ALL modern pressurized commercial aircraft. This is in addition to mechanical locking mechanisms and alarms.
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