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by BobbyPSP
Thu May 24, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 93
Views: 8386

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

To be fair, the big difference between these tips and flaps/slats is the motion. It's easy for the layman to feel that there's going to be a very large moment concentrated on a small hinge in the case of the wingtip, while other edge devices have loads more in-line with the wing structures, spread ...

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by BobbyPSP
Thu May 24, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 93
Views: 8386

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

All this talk of expensive property at airports and folding wingtips... Wouldn't a simple solution be having every other stand raised, say 1 metre, and every other sunk by 1 metre. In this way, the wings of two adjacent aircraft (with similar wing clearance from the ground) can use that same "...

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by BobbyPSP
Thu May 24, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 93
Views: 8386

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Boeing tried to offer it decades ago on the initial 777s and nobody bit. Now it’s a forced feature and yet another thing that can break. Still almost no one is buying it, and the ones they did are thinking of/trying to cancel them. Still hope this bug never becomes massive. Just wondering, how like...

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by BobbyPSP
Thu May 24, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 93
Views: 8386

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Please read my above post on wing walkers. Insurance will mandate a process and audit. Big company insurance is nothing like personal insurance, the quantity of audits is amazing. Insurance auditors do walk airports. In particular when insuring code F aircraft. This isn't be an issue. Just as ETOPS...

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by BobbyPSP
Wed May 23, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 93
Views: 8386

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

That is why checklists were invented. Obviously mistakes will happen and ground incidents will occurred but that is life. It’s not like planes with fixed wingles don’t occasionally make contact with other aircraft or structures too. Yes mistakes do happen and covered by insurance. But you cannot de...

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by BobbyPSP
Wed May 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 93
Views: 8386

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

FAA must be in Boeing’s pocket. We all know that folding wingtips are a security and operation risk and that planes are going to fall out the sky and passengers going to die because tip of the wing can move up and down. Do you realize how close to the fuel tanks it is too!? So is a source of igniti...

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by BobbyPSP
Wed May 23, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 93
Views: 8386

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

BobbyPSP wrote:
dtw2hyd wrote:
Did any airport operator agreed to charge it as Code E? Or, folding tips are great, but pay us Code F rates.


What planet are you from? Why pay for a bigger space when you’re not using it?

Can we delete him?
. BOT?

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by BobbyPSP
Wed May 23, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 93
Views: 8386

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

dtw2hyd wrote:
Did any airport operator agreed to charge it as Code E? Or, folding tips are great, but pay us Code F rates.


What planet are you from? Why pay for a bigger space when you’re not using it?

Can we delete him?

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by BobbyPSP
Wed May 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 93
Views: 8386

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

dtw2hyd wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
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The C2 Grayhound has a folding wing about 35ish feet long.


So 1/3 total wingspan and 1/15 MTOW is the best nearest real life example.


Will you ever stop? You’re not making sense

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by BobbyPSP
Wed May 23, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 93
Views: 8386

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Just wondering, how likely such scenario is: -777x approved with folding wingtips, and feature is used at some gates -a few years later most gates are reconfigured for full wingspan, and use of folding feature is reduced to save on turnaround time and maintenance -Boeing introduces "no-fold&qu...

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by BobbyPSP
Wed May 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 93
Views: 8386

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

FAA must be in Boeing’s pocket. We all know that folding wingtips are a security and operation risk and that planes are going to fall out the sky and passengers going to die because tip of the wing can move up and down. Do you realize how close to the fuel tanks it is too!? They may design the 777X...

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by BobbyPSP
Wed May 23, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 93
Views: 8386

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

I guess they have the AD ready recommending not to use this fancy feature unless it is absolutely necessary. If line mx need to test folding tips with gates on both sides occupied, do they have to drag it to a hangar/remote stand? ... lmao. navy planes have had folding wingtips for decades, this is...

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by BobbyPSP
Tue May 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 83
Views: 14950

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Jayafe wrote:
Wise move. The sooner they get rid of 787s and MAXs, as stated by many above, the better.


If you’re going to constantly post negative comments, at least throw some backup in it.

Again, this isn’t Facebook with snarky comments.

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by BobbyPSP
Sat May 12, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28458

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Is there an outstanding narrowbody RFP as well? Good question - I could see one for the 757's. Other than that they won't be replacing any more NB's until the 2030's. A 25 year old A320 is quite young, unlike a 15 year old 753 or 763 (which are inherently ancient relics). Wrong. United has worked w...

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by BobbyPSP
Sat May 05, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10
Replies: 36
Views: 4362

Re: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10

I was in NYC res for United starting in '79. Many DC-10's started east of Chicago from EWR/BOS/PHL/DTW etc then on to the west coast LAX/SFO/SEA/PDX/DEN/LAS etc They also did transcons and Hawaii. They were a fantastic ride back then (I commented on it in another thread recently) 40F/214Y excellent ...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri May 04, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight
Replies: 34
Views: 4014

Re: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight

Dedicated cars on Amtrak

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by BobbyPSP
Tue May 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 shrinking in DEN?
Replies: 36
Views: 3411

Re: F9 shrinking in DEN?

http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News ... -direction


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I’m sorry. This is almost a year old

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by BobbyPSP
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26368

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Man, there are going to be a lot of people in this thread who won't be able to fly in a decade or so. 4 engines are going the way of the dodo, specifically because they have proven to be just as safe. There was a time when no lifeboats were needed because "statistics" proved that a certai...

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by BobbyPSP
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA
Replies: 107
Views: 12855

Re: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA

So LAX-MAD on IB is huge. DY now hasn’t competition... Also, speaking of DY, LON-NYC must be working for them to go 3x. I wonder if they’ll add a frequency to Newark as well some time. Thanks for catching DY.... I was going to post the same thing. Besides the obvious increase in capacity during tra...

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by BobbyPSP
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 12469

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

This is a VERY long shot, but I hope that they consider BOM as one of the destinations. I know, BOMflyer = Mumbai fanatic, but I think I could justify it. 1. I don't know exactly where to get numbers, but from what I have seen, Iceland is becoming a popular "out-of-the-way" destination fo...

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by BobbyPSP
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 17995

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

One more time US3 establishing their high standards. Treating customers like cows is one thing, but ignoring medical advice should take the responsible of such decision to jail, in addition to the compensation. Their whole flying environment and behaviour should be seriously evaluated. People kicke...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.
Replies: 21
Views: 3433

Re: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.

There's a greater analysis of the reason why the case collapsed here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-43907466 Would any other airline employee them? Understand Sur Transat would be done fir unfair dismissal if they didn’t. I’d say in a lot of countries they’d still lose there jo...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7627

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

FAs are not there for your service! The whole role is about being there for your safety and security. That means, they are not there to help you stow away your bag, they are not there to get you a drink when you push the call bell. Stop being so lazy and get off your backside and get the drink your...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2025ish A380-900NEO
Replies: 124
Views: 10812

Re: 2025ish A380-900NEO

Slow to respond to a task previously mentioned in this thread. It involved building an approximate model of the proposed 900NEO/NWO I'm not an engineer so forgive the clumsy rendition but it's broadly based on the numbers - the wing profile however is a stab in the dark, forgive the pun. The nose h...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7627

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

I seem to have very good experiences. I say hello, please , thank you, exchange a few pleasantries. They’re treated like crap these days and by just being friendly, you see smiles return to their faces. When UA has the Dao incident and everyone bashing UA CSA’s, I was flying that week and picked up ...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.
Replies: 61
Views: 13766

Re: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.

I wonder, what's the chance of another Dream-lifter or two if 767 orders continue to pile up... Down the line they may need replacements in the future as well... Have a great day, You can’t. There is a legal limit on how many you can have without certification. The solution long term is consolidati...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 12900

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

UA put all its eggs in the SFO-Pacific market, moving its main hub operation there. If you fly into SFO regularly, you know the unreliability of that airport. When I worked at UA, feeder flights into SFO were delayed by hours, or cancelled, almost daily. I spent my morning reaccommodating transpaci...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 4385

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

codc10 wrote:
AFAIK, only the DC-10-30s ended up in the Pacific network beyond HNL, operating flights like HNL-NRT-SEL/BKK/HKG/TPE. The DC-10-10s mostly stayed in the domestic/mainland network.


Exactly. The ‘30’s were 3 class while ‘10’s were 2 class st the time: F40/Y214

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 4385

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

The first transoceanic international flights were from SEA-NRT and HKG. Correct. Started in 1983 as part of the "Royal Pacific Service" campaign. I can vividly recall seeing a DC10-30 parked at Gate N3 at SEA, in June 1983, headed for HKG (Kai-Tak) This was pre-Pan Am route purchase in 19...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 4385

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

Correct. Started in 1983 as part of the "Royal Pacific Service" campaign. I can vividly recall seeing a DC10-30 parked at Gate N3 at SEA, in June 1983, headed for HKG (Kai-Tak) This was pre-Pan Am route purchase in 1986. Yes, pre-PA pacific route purchase, The daily ORD-NRT direct service...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 4385

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

The first transoceanic international flights were from SEA-NRT and HKG. Correct. Started in 1983 as part of the "Royal Pacific Service" campaign. I can vividly recall seeing a DC10-30 parked at Gate N3 at SEA, in June 1983, headed for HKG (Kai-Tak) This was pre-Pan Am route purchase in 19...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 12900

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

AA also has stronger relationships with its partners- JL neutralizes NH and CX carries more TPAC seats than any other carrier all AA flights plus AA accesses most of Asia via codeshare beyond HK CA and UA are not close CZ is now in bed with AA as well.... OZ and UA are not close SQ and UA are not c...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 4385

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

The first transoceanic international flights were from SEA-NRT and HKG.

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by BobbyPSP
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DPS-HGK-BOS Cathay J & F
Replies: 4
Views: 4775

Re: DPS-HGK-BOS Cathay J & F

It's a shame for an airline of this quality to have a few catering misses out of their home airport. Odd. As for a filet/tenderloin, you can find it bone it, but it looks like a filet with a bone :).

Ps.. sorry checked out your blog. I agree. Don't know what cut it was.

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by BobbyPSP
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18081

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

Old version: "Do you have any fruits, plants, food..." New version: "Do you have any fruits, vegetables, plants, nuts, meats or meat products..." Note the very first item listed in the question. And she thinks that Delta should put a warning note in the bag with the piece of fru...

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by BobbyPSP
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18081

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

Delta should just give this woman a $500 check instead of letting this turn into a PR disaster! Sounds like the fruit was distributed after the customs forms were distributed and completed. (I read another article on another website). If that is the case, Delta should have warned against their remo...

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by BobbyPSP
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116810

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

I have a question regarding the ATC recording after landing when the Captain was in communication with ARFF. He (ARFF) brought up moving to a gate. Captain was adamant not moving and to paraphrase said something to the effect of 'putting the flaps down'. Is this a signal that the aircraft will not b...

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by BobbyPSP
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116810

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Never mind that it looks like her account is pretty god damn accurate so far. Really? “I just saw a human being fly out of a plane 40,000 feet above”? Hardly accurate. Multiple reports say that the deceased woman was sucked out the window to her waist. Are you really saying that saying she flew out...

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by BobbyPSP
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q1 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 6014

Re: United post Q1 earnings

Sorry if I missed it but how much did the weather/snowstorms in the NYC area affect their earnings?

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by BobbyPSP
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116810

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

A person died. Not sure why you can't realize that? If ARFF thinks removing injured is a top priority, express stairs are not the worst choice. Others can stay put or use different stairs. Just a hypothesis. Agree. There was no imminent danger to the surviving passengers, they were assessed by ARFF...

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by BobbyPSP
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116810

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

So because it hasn’t happened in 22 years, the risk is now zero? And since it’s common practice on completely different aircraft types with an entirely different kind of engine, that must also mean there’s no risk, correct? Also, safety policies do indeed exist because something negative happened, ...

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by BobbyPSP
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116810

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Looks like the passenger bled to death all over the outside of the airplane. https://i.imgur.com/tTbnT2p.jpg Shocking picture. From some of the pax accounts, they indicated more her body (torso) and arms pulled through the window. Seems plausible. The picture of the window from the inside doesn’t s...

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by BobbyPSP
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Goes Basic
Replies: 35
Views: 2954

Re: BA Goes Basic

I wouldn't call it race to the bottom with two pieces of hand luggage, blankets, headphones, drinks and meals at no extra cost. With a weekend bag and a backpack you can fit in clothes for up to 10 days. This is a better product than the long-haul LCC's I reckon Agree..... Last year cashed in miles...

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by BobbyPSP
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74029

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-04-06-Boeing-American-Airlines-Sign-Major-Order-for-47-787-Dreamliners Interesting how the press release made reference to AA accepting the first delivery of a DC-10 in 1971. I get that Boeing acquired McDonnell Douglas within the past 10-15 years, but did Boeing ha...

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by BobbyPSP
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd DL route - CLE-BDL
Replies: 23
Views: 3919

Re: Odd DL route - CLE-BDL

I checked out ‘departedflights’ April ‘74 and CLE-BDL flown by United and Allegheny.

UA had an extensive CLE operation for a while back in the day.

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Augusta Masters 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Augusta Masters 2018

It’s been like this for years (increased lift, but the additional cities added are pretty cool)

I think it’s great they have the flexibility to take advantage of the added traffic.

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by BobbyPSP
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only
Replies: 38
Views: 2454

Re: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only

fortytwoeyes wrote:
Cathay?


I believe Cathy had a Vancouver - JFK tag

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by BobbyPSP
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight
Replies: 43
Views: 4546

Re: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight

Aren't AED's designed to stop an abnormal heart rhythm's and not jump start a person in full cardiac arrest? From my training as a non healtcare provider this was made clear to us.

This is very different than healtcare personnel and the equipment they use

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by BobbyPSP
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her
Replies: 173
Views: 5731

Re: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her

We don't know the full history. She could have reported it to HR soon after. It's been less than a year; if she didn't get satisfactory results internally, then she goes to an attorney. Litigation is not easy; a proper lawsuit requires a lot of time and effort to gather evidence before being filed. ...

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by BobbyPSP
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 31153

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

Bottom line is that, like all other items of cargo, all animals should be kept in the cargo hold. If their animal happens to die for some reason, the owners (yes owners not parents) can just buy or adopt a new pet. Technically, you are cargo for the airline, too. Perhaps we should put you and like-...

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