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How are international departure clearances issued from an air traffic flow management perspective?

Recently, there was an incident involving a Lufthansa A350 flying to SFO which had to divert to OAK due to (at least what seems to me like) poor traffic management. In a nutshell, the approach ...
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Do pilots of modern high-end aircraft normally communicate their destination to ATC?

Do pilots of modern high-end aircraft ever verbally communicate their destination to ATC? My understanding is clearance delivery is done electronically and when listening to ATC I haven't heard any ...
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Is there a standard format for pre-departure clearances?

I am curious to know, from current airline pilots, if the formatting - and therefore reliability and ease of use - of pre-departure clearances (PDC's) has improved since they were first introduced? ...
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Does Global Entry give you any benefits when flying GA?

If I fly GA into Canada from the US or into the US from Canada, does having Global Entry give me any advantage? Can I taxi straight to the FBO or my tie down spot, or do I still have to taxi over to ...
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