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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Compared to the 747? No. Compared to the 777 or 787? Pretty much.
    To tell the truth being in FC is better in a trip7

    8 seats vs 14 so you have much more attentive service. On the flight to Haneda mookie had a j girl practically on his lap the entire 11 hours.

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    Re: Travel Part 2 - Where ya headed?

    Seeing a 747 parked next to a 380 was eye opening for the old eagle. Was like seeing a 57 parked next to a 747. The 380 is HUGE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Mookie sees his A380 parked out front. No sign of Jennifer Anniston though to join him for a 5min shower
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    John Travolta piloting?
    Must be. Roy Halladay had to cancel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyeagle View Post
    Seeing a 747 parked next to a 380 was eye opening for the old eagle. Was like seeing a 57 parked next to a 747. The 380 is HUGE.
    The terminal next to ours was full of 747s. Huge machines and fun to watch. Then as I was watching flightaware I noticed an Emirates 380 was scheduled to take off. You could easily hear it before you saw it. I hadnít seen one before. Just astonishingly large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    The terminal next to ours was full of 747s. Huge machines and fun to watch. Then as I was watching flightaware I noticed an Emirates 380 was scheduled to take off. You could easily hear it before you saw it. I hadnít seen one before. Just astonishingly large.
    Rode 2 today

    One for 10hrs, then one for an hour.... up and down from dxb to kwi nearly took as long to get from A gates to C gates

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    Arriving at DCA around 7 PM in a couple of weeks. Can I take the Metro Blue Line into town, or am I better off lighting $30-40 on fire and taking an Uber/Lyft?
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    asked someone why emirates flew the 380 for an hour to bring mookie back. seems ALL airlines fly theirs here (or the kingdom) to fill up with cheap gas bring them in empty or on fumes, then load er up same with the 747s
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Arriving at DCA around 7 PM in a couple of weeks. Can I take the Metro Blue Line into town, or am I better off lighting $30-40 on fire and taking an Uber/Lyft?
    Metro is unreliable right now. It breaks down on a regular basis with broken tracks and sparking insulatots and malfunctioning cars.

    The SOB (Silver, Orange, Blue) line is very very bad. Think about the Yellow from DCA to DC. IIRC it's a short # of stops to L'Enfant Plaza and then Metro Center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyeagle View Post
    Seeing a 747 parked next to a 380 was eye opening for the old eagle. Was like seeing a 57 parked next to a 747. The 380 is HUGE.
    And it's an albatros to the company that owns it. I hate the **** things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    And it's an albatros to the company that owns it. I hate the **** things.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    For the record Mookie will try to fly Emirates anytime he heads to Asia
    Flew Emirates on Boston-Dubai-Singapore. Outstanding. Long flight in coach, but very doable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RENCEB View Post
    Flew Emirates on Boston-Dubai-Singapore. Outstanding. Long flight in coach, but very doable.
    what's 'coach'? that's the handbag company, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Why?
    About 20 reasons. It's extremely costly. it takes special jetways, special concrete under where it taxis and parks, special boarding procedures, all kids of extra stuff. second, it's too big and flies empty a lot of the time. A lot of routes can't handle the capacity that it has and should have smaller planes. third, it's a maintenance hog. engines blowing up, wings bending and parts falling off, airplanes being taken out of service repeatedly for changes to parts to correct a design flaw. forth, though cost per seat mile is low, the overall cost is high. it burns a lot of gas, it has to have bigger space around it because it makes such a huge wake, it's a pain in the butt.
    it's not a surprise that Airbus was about to quit producing it and only continued recently when they were able to sell a few at cost, or a bit below, to someone. They went quite a while with no orders because no one wanted it, Even with the price cut to the bone. Airlines are going for smaller planes flown more often on routes rather than bigger planes once in a while. That's why the 747 is going away and the A 350 is coming in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    About 20 reasons. It's extremely costly. it takes special jetways, special concrete under where it taxis and parks, special boarding procedures, all kids of extra stuff. second, it's too big and flies empty a lot of the time. A lot of routes can't handle the capacity that it has and should have smaller planes. third, it's a maintenance hog. engines blowing up, wings bending and parts falling off, airplanes being taken out of service repeatedly for changes to parts to correct a design flaw. forth, though cost per seat mile is low, the overall cost is high. it burns a lot of gas, it has to have bigger space around it because it makes such a huge wake, it's a pain in the butt.
    it's not a surprise that Airbus was about to quit producing it and only continued recently when they were able to sell a few at cost, or a bit below, to someone. They went quite a while with no orders because no one wanted it, Even with the price cut to the bone. Airlines are going for smaller planes flown more often on routes rather than bigger planes once in a while. That's why the 747 is going away and the A 350 is coming in.
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    Boeing bet on consumers wanting more flight options in smaller planes.

    Airbus bet on consumers being ok with a route being flown once a day. They were wrong.

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    Michigan Tech: "Working with scraps and guys from places so remote that Houghton seems like a metropolis"

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    I know this is an age-old question for all tourist-centric places in any city, but is Ben's Chili Bowl worth the trek for lunch? I'm staying probably 20-25 mins. walk from there to my hotel, I did Katz's in NY about a year and a half ago (I know NYers will argue for days over delis), and while I enjoyed the pastrami, I felt the overall atmosphere was soulless, and that I've been to a Jewish deli in the Detroit area that had a more authentic staff and attitude.
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    Just received tentative approval for a big conference in Belgium, Poland, France, and Germany!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Just received tentative approval for a big conference in Belgium, Poland, France, and Germany!
    Iím excited for my conference in Salt Lake City next month!

    Never been to Belgium but Iíve been to the other three several times.

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