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Oct 14, 19, 5:30 pm
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Posted By chucko

Sounds like the GE terminals were down, or the...

Sounds like the GE terminals were down, or the DHS mainframe was fubar again.
Oct 12, 19, 9:33 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 24,520
Posted By chucko

Head for the lounge, with the managing partner in...

Head for the lounge, with the managing partner in tow as a guest.
Oct 10, 19, 12:59 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 10,266
Posted By chucko

Not a good analogy. "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac"...

Not a good analogy. "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac" only exists on CD, and in the memories of us fortunate few. CWS is ubiquitous, bordering on omnipresent.
Oct 9, 19, 4:53 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 10,266
Posted By chucko

Yes, you would.

Yes, you would.
Oct 6, 19, 11:53 am
Replies: 67
Views: 23,414
Posted By chucko

Neither Domke not the other lead bags will...

Neither Domke not the other lead bags will suffice - they were designed to deal with the older scanner technology. Best to insist on a hand check/swab. I never had many concerns about putting film...
Oct 5, 19, 7:20 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 23,414
Posted By chucko

...and if you're one of those dinosaurs (like me)...

...and if you're one of those dinosaurs (like me) who still shoot film, these things are *not* film-safe. At any speed.
Sep 15, 19, 10:18 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 9,164
Posted By chucko

Not on BA, but I once saw a Qantas captain come...

Not on BA, but I once saw a Qantas captain come down from the upper deck to explain to each cabin why the then-new 747-400 wasn't backing away from the gate. A voltage spike from the ground power had...
Aug 17, 19, 12:08 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,988
Posted By chucko

No, there isn't. How long do you suggest that...

No, there isn't. How long do you suggest that should be?
Jul 31, 19, 5:23 pm
Replies: 387
Views: 69,428
Posted By chucko

If the White House hasn't weighed in on his...

If the White House hasn't weighed in on his behalf, he can't be that important.
Jun 29, 19, 9:43 pm
Replies: 1,385
Views: 227,980
Posted By chucko

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbu...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/1000x667/berlin_didgeridoo_8a32abb07f774a1157efea87312abe11bd4dc478.jpg

The East Side Gallery in Berlin, and the sound was a decent...
Jun 18, 19, 12:02 pm
Replies: 450
Views: 55,570
Posted By chucko

And if you look around BFI these days, it's...

And if you look around BFI these days, it's overrun with undelivered MAXs, even with a throttled-down production line in Renton. They've even taken over the employee parking lot across East Marginal...
Jun 8, 19, 11:00 am
Replies: 58
Views: 11,274
Posted By chucko

When a Swiss 777 put in at YFB with a blown...

When a Swiss 777 put in at YFB with a blown engine a couple of years ago, Swiss chartered a An-124 to fly in the replacement. We saw the An-225 fly in to BFI several years ago to pick up a six-pack...
Jun 6, 19, 11:36 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,452
Posted By chucko

It's what makes BA the photographer's favorite...

It's what makes BA the photographer's favorite airline.
Jun 2, 19, 1:15 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By chucko

I think that's right. The afternoon flight (52)...

I think that's right. The afternoon flight (52) went to 7x week a couple of months ago, from 4 or 5x week. But even before that, I always found the lounge open well before the early flight.
May 30, 19, 1:59 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,268
Posted By chucko

A nice destination. I was enjoying a beer in the...

A nice destination. I was enjoying a beer in the shade there when some other Yanks pulled up in a truck and demanded to know where they could find a "decent pizza joint." I thought the nearest (at...
May 16, 19, 9:59 am
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By chucko

The Tumi tri-fold has always served me well:...

The Tumi tri-fold has always served me well: https://www.tumi.com/p/garment-bag-tri-fold-carry-on-01171481041/
May 14, 19, 8:00 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By chucko

Better with the longer connection time at SeaTac....

Better with the longer connection time at SeaTac. The variable is always the AS (Horizon) flight up from PDX. They run quite often, but a delay or cancellation earlier in the day has a way of...
May 10, 19, 1:01 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 7,563
Posted By chucko

I haven't had the OP's experience my last couple...

I haven't had the OP's experience my last couple of flights LCY-TXL. Even with a checked bag, I was out on the curb 15 minutes after they cracked the door. The X9 bus to Zoo takes about 20 minutes,...
May 2, 19, 5:11 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,693
Posted By chucko

One of the more prominent of the genre, from...

One of the more prominent of the genre, from three years ago. Last I heard it was in storage at Victorville. There was a rumor that it was short-listed to be one of the new presidential aircraft.
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May 2, 19, 1:29 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,693
Posted By chucko

See them all the time, parked in the deadbeats'...

See them all the time, parked in the deadbeats' lot at Boeing Field.
Mar 25, 19, 1:59 pm
Replies: 142
Views: 16,250
Posted By chucko

I was sitting at LCY this afternoon waiting for...

I was sitting at LCY this afternoon waiting for my flight to TXL, idly wondering why the 1105 to DUS was shown as running over three hours late.
Mar 18, 19, 6:36 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,901
Posted By chucko

Sorted. The return flight just departed SEA as...

Sorted. The return flight just departed SEA as BA9603. They can wave to G-BYGC, which is inbound.
Mar 18, 19, 2:10 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,901
Posted By chucko

Isn't deadheading counted as duty time?

Isn't deadheading counted as duty time?
Mar 13, 19, 7:02 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By chucko

US (and others) will be able to use e-passport gates entering UK beginning June 2019

I don't know why this was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Treasury Secretary) instead of the Home Secretary, but his Spring Statement today says that beginning June, citizens of the US,...
Feb 26, 19, 1:28 am
Replies: 517
Views: 70,114
Posted By chucko

On Qantas 747s between LAX and BNE/SYD in the...

On Qantas 747s between LAX and BNE/SYD in the '80's, I remember the smoking section was the left side of the cabin.
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