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by catiii
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83172

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

It should also be clear that some of the things being discussed here wouldn't use the same technologies as were used before 2011 and the industry awareness around hacking is not the same as it might have been in 2011. As evidenced by recent national events, the awareness around hacking and the resp...

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by catiii
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83172

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Future airplanes should have two pilots, one in the airplane and the other at a ground control station..Steal the airplane or deviate? and sorry, ground pilot has the airplane. Earthquake wrecks the ground station? Ok, sky pilot has it. What an incredible gift to terrorists! They don't even have to...

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by catiii
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83172

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Richard "Beebo" Russell is now being called a "hero" and "sky king" in some parts of the internet, especially for having performed the aerobatic stunts. A few articles try to understand what kind of a person he was: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/richard-russell...

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by catiii
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83172

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Richard "Beebo" Russell is now being called a "hero" and "sky king" in some parts of the internet, especially for having performed the aerobatic stunts. A few articles try to understand what kind of a person he was: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/richard-russell...

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by catiii
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83172

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

He specifically called out poor wages and Alaska management in the video. Maybe we should look at the work hours, conditions, and wages in commercial aviation. RIP Rich. Yet we won't get a utopia where you work Monday through Friday 9 to 5 and make 100k a year fueling planes and pushing them back t...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines at Trenton
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: New Airlines at Trenton

At its peak, how many flights a day did Eastwind have in TTN?

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by catiii
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 6930

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

thats how the world spins, just like it was pure politics when Cagle put the tax in place. Good for Delta. Amazing political spin by you. On the one hand you were out there defending Delta for fighting ME3 subsidies, but when the subsidy benefits Delta (Chapter 11, dumping their pensions, getting a...

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by catiii
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 6930

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

Pure politics based on the results of last week's gubernatorial primary runoff election. thats how the world spins, just like it was pure politics when Cagle put the tax in place. Good for Delta. Amazing political spin by you. On the one hand you were out there defending Delta for fighting ME3 subs...

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by catiii
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18286

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

WNflyer1523 wrote:
I heard Alaska Airlines will be joining them.


Correct. They're getting gate 1 from what I hear.

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by catiii
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18286

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

I tend to assume this competitive advantage is oversold, since Delta seems to be willingly giving it up. Certainly, some shuttle passengers prefer the MAT location, but I'm not convinced it equates into much of an advantage. Its only an advantage in the eyes of a JetBlue fan. Conversely speaking, a...

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by catiii
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6384

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

kind of crazy. I have no doubt that there is premium demand on JFK-PSP, i just wonder how much there is. Enough to fill a Mint 321, i guess we will find out. There's only 16 seats. So no more than a UA or AA or DL 737/A321. I could see it work. I just wonder if the average consumer will be convince...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6384

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

Then why haven't they. Sadly, I haven't had the opportunity to fly Mint (combination of where I go/travel to and AA has me where the sun don't shine) but I have toured the product. Sure it isn't the QR Q suites, but a lay flat for a domestic, I'll take that any day over a domestic recliner F seat. ...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16484

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

4. B6 workers Will all be on board with huge raises and integration into the worlds largest airline (job security) I dont think all workgroups would be onboard with this. If they look close enough they will see inferior reserve work rules and with how senior UA is, all of JetBlue will most definite...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16484

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

Now if you could just show me how you know they are not matained properly. I’ll wait. That’s a very very wild accusation, and irresponsible. JetBlue planes are properly maintained. They are also not old; JetBlue's average fleet age is 9 years. Compared to 17 years for Delta, 14 for United, 12 for S...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6384

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

[ B6 has shown that a well-priced, high-quality product is viable outside of the traditional JFK-LAX/SFO trunk routes. A. I've flown MINT and I am of the opinion that it does not live up to the hype and falls short of it being a high quality product. Like I said before, anybody can slap a flat bed ...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6384

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

undoubtedly a money loser on a subpar product but hey, when you have no place else to put the MINT plane, gotta put it somewhere. Bad for the shareholders good for anyone looking for rock bottom flatbeds to PSP. Your bashing of JetBlue is seriously getting old and boorish. One thing you are is pred...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16484

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

lets examine todays operations from both airlines. UA is currently running at 19% of flight operations delayed. B6 is currently running at 10% of their flights delayed (actually a good day for B6) Combined, that's nearly 30% total flights delayed. Is this really what we would have to look forward t...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6384

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

jumbojet wrote:
undoubtedly a money loser on a subpar product but hey, when you have no place else to put the MINT plane, gotta put it somewhere. Bad for the shareholders good for anyone looking for rock bottom flatbeds to PSP.


subpar to what product exactly?

Bet you won't respond....

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by catiii
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6384

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

This is a Mint tail that would have been used for SXM flying that is being redeployed. But to your point yes, I think it will do well seasonally. Not sure the demand exists for year round service.

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by catiii
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19607

Re: AA's new branding

Although AA's rebranding effort has been discussed many times here, I'm just going to add my two cents and say that it is the best example I can think of of ruining a brand image. For me, the new branding is so far removed from the old that it doesn't even feel like the same airline. Although to be...

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by catiii
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5562

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

Not bashing Delta here, but local and NBC Nightly took Delta's PR release without fact checking. I can iMessage for free on UA, it doesn't work on UA Express flights for the most part. As I said, I've been texting for over a year with UA. And it's always been free on JetBlue. Good to see Delta foll...

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by catiii
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5562

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

Not bashing Delta here, but local and NBC Nightly took Delta's PR release without fact checking. I can iMessage for free on UA, it doesn't work on UA Express flights for the most part. As I said, I've been texting for over a year with UA. And it's always been free on JetBlue. Good to see Delta foll...

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by catiii
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family
Replies: 36
Views: 7663

Re: Jetblue to be launch customer for Airbus A320 AirSpace Cabin

I'm not impressed either. It feels like a step back from the A350 style cabin that Delta has on their 321 fleet. From the APEX story: "There were slick space jackets and big smiles on show as Airbus and JetBlue announced the airline will be the launch customer for Airbus’ A320 Airspace cabin, ...

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by catiii
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new safety video!
Replies: 35
Views: 4912

Re: United new safety video!

Nice cameo by Oscar.

(cue the UA haters)...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 29661

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

The good thing is the crew noticed the mistake and took action. Where, in SFO when they were told by the airplanes on the taxiway that they were lined up with the taxiway? Or at DME when they got to 400' AGL before going around? I haven't flown into SVO since my days as an L15 S/O many, many years ...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 4033

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

I don't expect some internet nobody to be wildly. openly mourning my mum four years after she died, sorry I'm not stopping my life for your loss 16 years ago. It sucks to lose someone, but even the horrible nature of their death doesn't mean we should be browbeaten for not cancelling our day for it...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 4033

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

Sigh..... No I have not forgotten. Yes the news around the USA today and the immediate problems and deaths due to the recent natural disasters are diluting some of the attention the 9-11 would otherwise receive here in the USA. Yes time marches on and the sting of the event for those who weren't di...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 4033

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

I don't expect some internet nobody to be wildly. openly mourning my mum four years after she died, sorry I'm not stopping my life for your loss 16 years ago. It sucks to lose someone, but even the horrible nature of their death doesn't mean we should be browbeaten for not cancelling our day for it...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 4033

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

America isn't the only country in the world and you can't expect people who have much more horrible events in their country's living history to prioritize 'your' tragedy and commemorate it annually. . You missed the point. I don't care if he, or anyone else, commemorates it. I do min him intentiona...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 9hrs 15mins MAD-JFK. But why?!
Replies: 3
Views: 3223

Re: 9hrs 15mins MAD-JFK. But why?!

Newbiepilot wrote:
It looks like they flew up north on a non-ETOPS route. My best guess is that they had some maintenance deferral that restricted ETOPS operations. Rather than wait to fix it and cancel the flight, they probably deferred something and went non-ETOPS.


Looks about right to me.

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 4033

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

Dutchy wrote:
"mass murder of historic proportions" don't go there, please don't compare this terrorist attack to something else.


Huh? What else is it?

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 4033

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

einsteinboricua wrote:
It's not a matter of forgetting or becoming desensitized; it's a matter of having done enough grieving for those who were lost that day.



Having lost both a family member and a friend that day, thanks for telling me I have done enough grieving.

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by catiii
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 and United Airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 9956

Re: 787-10 and United Airlines

Momo1435 wrote:

The 787-10 will be perfect for 767 routes that need a big upgrade.


What 767 routes need a big upgrade?

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by catiii
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20434

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

No hats off. It's stupid. If av fans are cringing, imagine what the pilots are thinking. What if plane needed maintenance? What if someone got sick delaying departure? What if what if what if? Moronic. Stupid. Avoidable. So you would be OK if DL left 100+ non-revs in Puerto Rico even though they co...

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by catiii
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?
Replies: 34
Views: 5115

Re: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?

UA never admitted leaving JFK was a mistake, one of their ex executives who now works for a competitor said it was a mistake. I think that's an important distinction. Incorrect: United Airlines President: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’ But a year and a half later, United’s new pres...

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by catiii
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 44792

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

How about a C Series? Why would they put the Mint product on a shirt segment aircraft? What's the benefit? If it has enough range it could do almost-TCON. They wouldn't need to have the whole fleet with Mint, just a subfleet. But what's the benefit? Putting aside that it won't have the range, what ...

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by catiii
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 44792

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

flyby519 wrote:
catiii wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
I wonder how Mint would work on some 195E2s, or a kind of Mint-light?


It wouldn't...


How about a C Series?


Why would they put the Mint product on a shirt segment aircraft? What's the benefit?

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by catiii
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 44792

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

Super80Fan wrote:
Has B6 looked at the A319 or is that still "too much airplane"?


It's not too much airplane, it's too high CASM.

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by catiii
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B747-400 in Bari, Italy (BRI/LIBD)
Replies: 9
Views: 4165

Re: UA B747-400 in Bari, Italy (BRI/LIBD)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ghter.html
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It was New York retail and real estate magnate Jeff Sutton's daughter...2 757s and the 744.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ghter.html

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by catiii
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 44792

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

oldannyboy wrote:
I don't know...but why is everyone else so happy about their E-Jets and B6 is invariably moaning about them??...


DL ditched their used order and AA is dumping them next year. So who is "everyone else?"

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by catiii
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 44792

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

TWA772LR wrote:
I wonder how Mint would work on some 195E2s, or a kind of Mint-light?


It wouldn't...

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by catiii
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 44792

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

Varsity1 wrote:
b6 is trying to bring the fleet back to a single type A320/321.


Patently false.

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by catiii
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 16120

Re: DL: Promotion to CPT in 6 Mos. From DOH If You'll Fly MD88

I wonder what the type ride failure rate is on these new captains? Hiring at Delta seems to be about identity politics more so than other legacies. They'll forgive some "issues" if they can find a Air Force chap or a FAR 141 school grad with a 3.0 GPA. Must be a hoot to be based at LGA an...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 16120

Re: DL: Promotion to CPT in 6 Mos. From DOH If You'll Fly MD88

I thought they had new hires going directly into the left seat of the 717...?

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by catiii
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 issues?
Replies: 57
Views: 17085

Re: Air France's deadly 340s

http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1361555&p=19516459&hilit=air+france+bogota#p19516459 Looks like negligence No, looks more like an uninformed poster with a penchant for wild and unsubstantiated allegations not rooted in fact. And yes, I mean YOU. Classic troll that you...

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by catiii
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released
Replies: 42
Views: 7288

Re: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released

What a great find!

#5 would have been much better than what they went with...

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by catiii
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 issues?
Replies: 57
Views: 17085

Re: Air France's deadly 340s

That's some serious exaggeration... Although the aircraft might not be optimal for BOG Air France wouldn't put their passengers at risk. If it wasn't safe to fly that aircraft to BOG they wouldn't. It may not be practical but it is surely safe. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t...

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by catiii
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 31027

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

All that was needed was a gust or windshear at the wrong moment and this was the next CI642. KLM has forgotten the lessons of Tenerife, it seems, and impatience rules the day once more. Prudence would have recommended diverting elsewhere. The pax were going to be hugely inconvenienced regardless, w...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 31027

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

workhorse wrote:
There is an ongoing debate in HK social media on whether it was great and rational airmanship (why divert when the conditions are within the airplane's limits) or dangerous foolhardiness.


Oh good. All the social media experts can weigh in. :roll:

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by catiii
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 14875

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

They were promised one thing by ATL, then DL pressured ATL to renege on a written promise. Not that it's necessary to rehash that months-old argument here, but I'll just reiterate again that I simply do not believe the summation of the situation as articulated above and, absent tangible proof, I wi...

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