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FleaStiff
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smoothgrh
September 24th, 2018 at 2:04:02 AM permalink
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I don't know about the altitude aspect of flying into Reno—very interesting. I'll explore this issue further!

It is more the altitude aspect of flying OUT of Reno. An airplane wing reacts to the air it encounters, not theoretical air. And an airplane has to climb over ACTUAL obstacles, not "standardized" obstacles in performance tables.

Correct the approximate 4,400 foot actual elevation for actual air pressure, actual air temperature, actual water vapor, add in the height of nearby mountains, the paint on the wings, the nicks and dents, the insects on the wing..... and the airplane wing will perform as if it were at more than 8,000 feet. On a hot sunny afternoon planes are safer staying on the ground at Reno but that means the owners do not make any money.
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September 24th, 2018 at 6:08:55 AM permalink
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The marketing of Reno/Tahoe gaming as part of entertainment package that includes golf, hiking, skiing, etc. works on me. I'm not there solely for the gambling. Its better odds certainly appeals to me. However, I would assume that most don't care about such things and are willing to forgo it for the convenience of the Sacramento casinos.

I agree with you SmoothGRH. Reno/Tahoe would be my first choice in a gambling destination if I could get there reasonably. Unfortunately, flights to/from JAX are typically expensive and take all day. If I lived in NoCal, I would gladly drive right past those Indian joints.

I have never skied, and I haven't played golf there (though I would love to), but I have hiked some of the trails there. Give me that scenery any day!
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KevinAA
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March 30th, 2019 at 8:08:35 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

It is more the altitude aspect of flying OUT of Reno. An airplane wing reacts to the air it encounters, not theoretical air. And an airplane has to climb over ACTUAL obstacles, not "standardized" obstacles in performance tables.

Correct the approximate 4,400 foot actual elevation for actual air pressure, actual air temperature, actual water vapor, add in the height of nearby mountains, the paint on the wings, the nicks and dents, the insects on the wing..... and the airplane wing will perform as if it were at more than 8,000 feet. On a hot sunny afternoon planes are safer staying on the ground at Reno but that means the owners do not make any money.



That is nonsense. DEN is at a higher altitude and gets far more snow than RNO yet is a hub and has been since day 1.

A couple of months ago we had really high winds that caused flight cancellations, but that will happen regardless of altitude or temperature.

Insects on the wing raises density altitude thousands of feet... get real
smoothgrh
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Gialmere
July 21st, 2021 at 9:41:14 AM permalink
Who would have guessed that Harrah's would be the second Reno casino from this poll to close?

I would have guessed either Sands Regency or Cal Neva. Though I'm glad those two smaller casinos are still going.

And regarding Reno/Tahoe's altitude density, here's a detailed explanation.
Gialmere
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July 21st, 2021 at 10:34:37 AM permalink
I see that Peppermill is laying off over 100 workers. Bets on it being the show horse?
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
moses
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July 21st, 2021 at 2:39:52 PM permalink
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I see that Peppermill is laying off over 100 workers. Bets on it being the show horse?



Why? They are booming. One used to park on 3rd floor easy. Now you're lucky to find a spot on the 5th floor. Lately, even on weekdays.
smoothgrh
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July 21st, 2021 at 2:53:22 PM permalink
Peppermill has to be the best casino of Reno-Sparks in nearly every respect. If they were to close, something would have to be seriously wrong with the world. Oh wait…
Gialmere
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July 21st, 2021 at 3:42:44 PM permalink
Yeah, I guess that news is antiquated. Pepppermill should be fine while Harrah's dies a "nothing personal, just business" corporate death.
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
moses
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July 21st, 2021 at 3:53:00 PM permalink
Id say Circus is next to go. The parking garage, the extra building of rooms, the location makes it a perfect addiition to the vastly growing UNR.

Plus one could shoot a cannon in there and not hit anyone. The 10 people playing machines are just a few foot steps away from Silver Legacy.

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