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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #75 on: June 16, 2014, 11:15:51 AM »
Latter guy lives in UWS? :)
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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #76 on: June 16, 2014, 10:34:28 PM »
So far this is my best post
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When I first started flying, I could go over to Dulles and practically have the airport to myself. They welcomed me because each time I landed added to their traffic and helped justify their existence.

I remember one time (1980-ish) I went out at 3:30 am on a Saturday morning (couldn't sleep that night and it seemed like a good thing to do). I told the controller that I wanted to do some touch and goes. I will never forget the clearance I got: "Grumman 74026, you are cleared to do whatever you want, on any runway you want, for as long as you want, until further notice."

I went from one runway to another, doing touch and goes, low passes, stop and goes. It was great. After that, I parked and went up to the tower and watched the sunrise with the controller.
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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #77 on: June 16, 2014, 11:01:09 PM »
I think this story is better:

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It's pretty much "first come, first served" with ATC. A 747 does not get priority over regional jet, even though it may be carrying 6 times as many people.

In fact, I remember years ago coming in to Dulles to land in a small single engine plane and the Concorde was told by tower to hold short of the runway for landing traffic: me! That plane was burning more fuel in the minutes it had to hold short than my plane would have used to fly to Texas. I even offered to the tower to do a left 360 degree turn so that the Concorde could depart. "Negative" he said, "cleared to land". The controllers have no incentive to minimize unnecessary fuel burn.
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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #78 on: June 25, 2014, 01:58:03 AM »
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I'm not sure about the amount, but cargo is definitely a money maker. I remember the Newark station manager telling me back in the 90s that United's non-stop flight to Tokyo was a money maker even if there were no passengers on board.

We take a lot of cargo out of Cairo and we've often left many non-rev passengers (airline employees) behind with over half the seats in Business Class empty due to the lucrative cargo (the company calls it Load Optimization).

wonder if these economics are still true for some flights?

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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #79 on: November 13, 2015, 09:33:33 AM »
Yearly bump...

Thread still going strong.
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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #80 on: January 16, 2017, 10:58:08 PM »
Yearly bump...

Thread still going strong.

reading through 500 pages of FT reminded me of this thread. time for another bump. and yea still going.

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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #81 on: January 17, 2017, 03:32:55 PM »
2 pages super strong...
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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #82 on: January 17, 2017, 04:44:25 PM »
2 pages super strong...

um. we aren't talking about this thread

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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #83 on: January 17, 2017, 07:09:43 PM »
Thanks for the bump.

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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #84 on: January 17, 2017, 07:26:08 PM »
First thing that hits you reading a page or two of that thread is ברוך שלא עשני עכום
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #85 on: January 17, 2017, 07:36:00 PM »
Thanks for the bump.

ye -- I forgot about this one. Will need to read on a fast day or something. But as of 12/31/2016, he's still waiting the results of his CT scan and health clearance to fly again. Hope that he gets clearance soon. He gets disability payments in the meantime -- probably decent living considering his wages.

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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #86 on: January 17, 2017, 07:45:57 PM »
ye -- I forgot about this one. Will need to read on a fast day or something. But as of 12/31/2016, he's still waiting the results of his CT scan and health clearance to fly again. Hope that he gets clearance soon. He gets disability payments in the meantime -- probably decent living considering his wages.
Um...spoiler alert? some of us are only 3 hours in ;D

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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #87 on: January 17, 2017, 07:48:59 PM »
Um...spoiler alert? some of us are only 3 hours in ;D

K. My apologies -- it's not the main thrust ( 8) ) of the story. I read the first 20 pages 2 yrs ago, and read the last 5 pages now. Makes you feel like you're in the air.
Will need to bookmark it and maybe read it in a few weeks, late on a snowy Motzei Shabbos with a hot drink.

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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #88 on: January 17, 2017, 07:50:00 PM »
K. I read the first 20 pages 2 yrs ago, and read the last 5 pages now. Makes you feel like you're in the air.
Will need to bookmark it and maybe read it in a few weeks, late on a snowy Motzei Shabbos with a hot drink.
Amen to that. I'm permanently leaving the tab open and will catch a few pages every time I sit down

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Re: Probably the most interesting thread I've ever read.
« Reply #89 on: January 17, 2017, 08:04:45 PM »
ye -- I forgot about this one. Will need to read on a fast day or something. But as of 12/31/2016, he's still waiting the results of his CT scan and health clearance to fly again. Hope that he gets clearance soon. He gets disability payments in the meantime -- probably decent living considering his wages.

Bookmarking to read on the subway commute.