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Oct 6, 16, 5:00 pm
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Posted By Hokiethang

Which looking at matrix.itasoftware.com is about...

Which looking at matrix.itasoftware.com is about 17.90 USD.
Oct 6, 16, 4:47 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 65,762
Posted By Hokiethang

I booked mine through American Express Travel,...

I booked mine through American Express Travel, but also found it on Expedia.ch.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jan 5, 16, 1:39 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 33,569
Posted By Hokiethang

I'm traveling for the January one, but I plan to...

I'm traveling for the January one, but I plan to be in town for the March one, and the ones there after.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jul 21, 15, 1:56 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 25,103
Posted By Hokiethang

I'd love to come, since i'll be nearby in Zürich....

I'd love to come, since i'll be nearby in Zürich. Just wanted to make sure there was still a chance to register. I'm definitely in if there's space. Already have a provisional booking at the Hilton...
Mar 17, 14, 10:29 am
Replies: 1,878
Views: 367,292
Posted By Hokiethang

Correct me if i'm wrong, but I think TCAS uses a...

Correct me if i'm wrong, but I think TCAS uses a signal from both aircraft to identify one another. If the TCAS system in the malaysian plane were turned off, it presumably could go unnoticed to a...
Mar 16, 14, 10:28 pm
Replies: 1,152
Views: 41,862
Posted By Hokiethang

There's likely a lot of data to sift through....

There's likely a lot of data to sift through. Mobile carriers don't have that much intelligence in their system to be able to look up an IMEI and/or IMSI and find the tower it last talked to...
Mar 16, 14, 4:04 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 10,788
Posted By Hokiethang

This has been my experience. I was on IAD-ZRH a...

This has been my experience. I was on IAD-ZRH a few weeks ago, and delayed by an hour due to some paperwork issues. Once the meal service started, our first drink was complimentary, and any further...
Mar 16, 14, 3:59 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,672
Posted By Hokiethang

If you have Global Entry, likely. If not, it will...

If you have Global Entry, likely. If not, it will be tight. C/D are the same building at IAD, and the transfer CBP facility is in the C1 end of the concourse (so you should come straight off the...
Mar 16, 14, 12:21 pm
Replies: 1,152
Views: 41,862
Posted By Hokiethang

Possibly. Depends on how far out the Australian...

Possibly. Depends on how far out the Australian radar system goes. The wikipedia page for the Jindalee radar system, shows some reach off the coast of Australia (rumor is 3000km). The only...
Mar 15, 14, 7:28 pm
Replies: 1,152
Views: 41,862
Posted By Hokiethang

It was commented upthread though that the...

It was commented upthread though that the Australian radar system is used to track surface traffic in addition to air traffic, so one could assume that it had the capability to track at any altitude...
Mar 15, 14, 6:46 pm
Replies: 1,152
Views: 41,862
Posted By Hokiethang

Yeah, from the maps on wikipedia, Australia's...

Yeah, from the maps on wikipedia, Australia's OTHR system covers some of the arc that it could be in. There are parts of it outside that system though, which is hopefully where they're looking,...
Mar 15, 14, 6:35 pm
Replies: 1,152
Views: 41,862
Posted By Hokiethang

Diego Garcia is well west of where the expected...

Diego Garcia is well west of where the expected southern region is. It's also very possible that they did, and aren't sharing it because it would give up capabilities in the Southern Indian ocean.
Mar 13, 14, 6:59 pm
Replies: 3,930
Views: 148,536
Posted By Hokiethang

I don't question that at all. My comment was more...

I don't question that at all. My comment was more adding that it is ridiculous to think of watching the entire planet with realtime visible satellite imagery, recording it, and playing it back. It...
Mar 13, 14, 6:37 pm
Replies: 3,930
Views: 148,536
Posted By Hokiethang

No, only two flight crew required (Captain / FO)...

No, only two flight crew required (Captain / FO) in most modern airliners. Computers have replaced flight engineers.
Mar 13, 14, 6:18 pm
Replies: 3,930
Views: 148,536
Posted By Hokiethang

at night...

at night...
Mar 11, 14, 8:07 pm
Replies: 3,930
Views: 148,536
Posted By Hokiethang

Digital Globe doesn't consistently monitor...

Digital Globe doesn't consistently monitor specific regions. They likely tasked their imaging satellites to the area after the investigation started to provide the imagery. It's not like video...
Mar 11, 14, 7:39 am
Replies: 3,930
Views: 148,536
Posted By Hokiethang

Not possible unless the plane was clipping...

Not possible unless the plane was clipping treetops. Cellular tower antennas are tuned and oriented for radios (phones) on the ground. There aren't antennas on the towers that point up at the sky.
Mar 10, 14, 6:48 pm
Replies: 3,930
Views: 148,536
Posted By Hokiethang

Covered somewhere earlier in the thread, but...

Covered somewhere earlier in the thread, but TL;DR answer is that a line ringing does not equal a ringing handset.
Mar 10, 14, 9:06 am
Replies: 3,930
Views: 148,536
Posted By Hokiethang

That is assuming that the cellular network is...

That is assuming that the cellular network is terminating the call to a handset. It's very possible the switching fabric of the network is trying to route the call, and not finding a suitable...
Nov 3, 13, 9:27 am
Replies: 4,139
Views: 531,127
Posted By Hokiethang

I flew through DCA yesterday, and the precheck...

I flew through DCA yesterday, and the precheck line was back to previous levels (2 - 3 people in line, who mostly had a clue), and the TSA agents were telling people at the document verification...
Oct 22, 13, 8:25 pm
Replies: 4,139
Views: 531,127
Posted By Hokiethang

I flew out of SEA on a redeye last night, and...

I flew out of SEA on a redeye last night, and they seem to offer the expedited service (only remove laptop and toiletries) after they close the regular precheck lanes at 8pm. It's ridiculous they...
Oct 19, 13, 11:14 am
Replies: 574
Views: 108,493
Posted By Hokiethang

UA 753 A320 with Wifi BWI-SFO $14.99 Worked...

UA 753 A320 with Wifi BWI-SFO $14.99

Worked great most of the flight. A couple of outages during turns, that caused the wifi signal itself to drop, instead of just losing connectivity.
Oct 19, 13, 11:13 am
Replies: 1,616
Views: 206,995
Posted By Hokiethang

No, this is a commonish occurrence with 752s,...

No, this is a commonish occurrence with 752s, especially with strong headwinds westbound. More common in the winter.
Oct 19, 13, 7:32 am
Replies: 4,139
Views: 531,127
Posted By Hokiethang

That said, IAD at 4PM is a nightmare anyway. Only...

That said, IAD at 4PM is a nightmare anyway. Only time before this morning that I had a significant line at Precheck was at Dulles in August (before Precheck was the wild west it seemingly is now)....
Oct 19, 13, 6:48 am
Replies: 4,139
Views: 531,127
Posted By Hokiethang

Flew out of BWI this morning (using inflight wifi...

Flew out of BWI this morning (using inflight wifi on a 320 :-D), and the good old days of Precheck are definitely over. There was a line, and still people that were not well informed, as they started...
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