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by TWA772LR
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A340: Last flight and post-airline use
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: A340: Last flight and post-airline use

The big problem with the A343 is that those engines are not in production and AFAIK, there are no spares. As existing aircraft are retired, I guess the engines can be cannibalized, but for now if an A343 ingests a large bird or something, it's going to be AOG for a while. As for the A345/6, I am no...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop to Italy from SFO
Replies: 35
Views: 4696

Re: Nonstop to Italy from SFO

Would MXP work better? Milan is more of a business center than Rome, and the fashion industry is pretty big in both Milan and San Francisco. Plus millionaires in both cities looking to make an expensive vacation.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Re: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service

Any word on UAs effect on BA on this route? Just curious.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Data: scrap value of an A380
Replies: 27
Views: 6217

Re: Data: scrap value of an A380

Did/will Airbus ever make money off the A380?

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by TWA772LR
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 1611

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

Ive been questioned in AMS and NRT (maybe elsewhere but these are the only ones I remember) while boarding. In NRT it was the standard "have you packed your own bag" questions and the like by a UA rep, I think AMS was the same but with some kind of Dutch government agent if i remember corr...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying To be come a pilot
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Re: Studying To be come a pilot

English is the best language to learn for aviation. Look in to colleges and universities that have aviation programs, theres quite a bit here in the US and they even have foreigners in the programs. Also, before you do any flying, make sure you pass the physical first!

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by TWA772LR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Waffle House in Panama City Ahead of Hurricane Michael
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Waffle House in Panama City Ahead of Hurricane Michael

Similar in taste (pun intended) to the Big Mac Index used by the Economist to display purchasing power parity.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Pre-clearance in LHR?
Replies: 44
Views: 6835

Re: US Pre-clearance in LHR?

Malayil wrote:
I’m against it unless the US is willing to build UK preclearance facilities at the top 10 gateways from the US to the UK.

Does the UK have preclearence?

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by TWA772LR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220
Replies: 35
Views: 11585

Re: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220

If an AS 737 can have a midair with a salmon, it's possible for a A220 to have a midair with a cow!

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by TWA772LR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: HA the 319Neo and SNA
Replies: 31
Views: 3806

Re: Hypothetical: HA the 19N and SNA

I think HA is planing to “serve” the SNa market via LGB, In all reality, you are proposing that HA buy a sub set of aircraft to serve one route. There is nowhere else that the 319N would be needed, and to my knowledge the 319N is not much cheaper to operate than 321N. The only airline that I know o...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Texas (not Dallas or Houston)
Replies: 2
Views: 363

The Rest of Texas (not Dallas or Houston)

Hi everyone! This seems to be a trend so I'd like to throw my hat in to the ring for an a.net thread on a US region: Texas that isnt IAH/HOU or DFW/DAL; but other airports in the Houston or Dallas areas are ok to talk about here since theyre almsot never in the limelight. I think WN could stand to h...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?
Replies: 45
Views: 3520

Re: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?

I flew DEN-SNA yesterday and the pilot slammed the shit out of that plane on the runway! We bounced at least twice and I looked back at the FA (I work for that airline) and asked if the pilot was former Navy! :biggrin: The only time ive been startled on landing however is a few times I've flown in a...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...
Replies: 24
Views: 1400

Re: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...

All the trips I've been on are a result of being able go nonrev and the things we've done were found out through word of mouth or the fact those things were well known attractions. My other friends that dont have flight benefits dont go on nearly as many trips as I have and Americans are pretty pric...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5318

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

And to think that there used to be payphones on airplanes... Oh, come on now... If you are truly honest with yourself, you have to admit that the time to which you refer when many commercial airliners had Airphone and Verizon pay phones was back at a time in history when people and society in gener...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5318

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

And to think that there used to be payphones on airplanes...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zunum Aero Finds an Eninge Partner
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Zunum Aero Finds an Eninge Partner

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/04/safran- ... zunum.html
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Boeing and JetBlue-backed Zunum Aero from Seattle is teaming up with Safran to make engines for their hybrid-electric aircraft.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/04/safran- ... zunum.html

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by TWA772LR
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"
Replies: 22
Views: 5697

Re: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"

Cathay Pacific: Hold my beer.
Thomas Cook: LEEERRROYYYYYY JENKINSSSSS

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by TWA772LR
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5787

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

Forcing airlines to be handled by a competitor is new ground for the USA. Self-handling is an option at every airport I know of in the USA except HPN, but the handler is not owned by an airline. I'd rather see these positions go to a vendor that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of an airline such as Mc...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spirit Airlines employee travel benefits ?
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Spirit Airlines employee travel benefits ?

It's an industry standard to include the employees parents, spouse/travel companion, and children in their benefits. Some airlines have more liberal policies than others in regards to buddy passes and number of companions and loopholes.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will Boeing Build Planes in Long Beach Again?
Replies: 29
Views: 3024

Re: Will Boeing Build Planes in Long Beach Again?

Didn't Mercedes Benz buy at least part of the facilities to manufacture cars there, including the building with the neon MDD sign?

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by TWA772LR
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS cell phone harrasment
Replies: 60
Views: 1855

Re: POTUS cell phone harrasment

WarRI1 wrote:
I have no problem with it. Not like a telemarketer.

I was beginning to think I was the only one.

In fact, before I read this thread I had already forgotten about it.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30293

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

Good move. I can see current 788 routes being upgauged to 789 or 77E routes downgauged to the 789. I think the 789 would do great on DEN-NRT, it's doing really well for UA.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11457

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

My only 747 flights are:
August 2013 SFO-SYD in UAs Star Alliance livery
March 2017 ICN-SFO on UA

Both were on N121UA.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anyone know any airline graduate schemes where you don't need a 2:1 degree to get onto it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2144

Re: Anyone know any airline graduate schemes where you don't need a 2:1 degree to get onto it?

I know LH has their IAP programme which encompasses gaining experience across all business units within LH. Whilst attending the IAP program, you will be sent to an LH outstation to gain hands on experience in PAX and Cargo handling along with sales processes. If you have already graduated from uni...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Fleet Strategy by Manufacturer
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Airline Fleet Strategy by Manufacturer

In the case of the US3 its simply because their merger partners had their fleet from the other manufacturer.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....
Replies: 35
Views: 973

Re: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....

Confessions of an Economic Hitman

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21315

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

made me smile, my country’s flag, a piece of home. I agree. I love travelling but there is always a sense of comfort when I see a US airline (particularly UA) abroad. I love travelling but home is home no matter where you are. Sidebar: the oddest but still comfortable feeling I had when flying was ...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tests Virtual Reality headsets in First Class
Replies: 15
Views: 2346

Re: Alaska tests Virtual Reality headsets in First Class

The first time i tried VR was at Best Buy and the set was just laying there with a security cord, the view was so bad i got a headache that felt like someone stabbed me in the eye. The second time was at a Microsoft store was pretty badass because it was a much better system and I assume kept up a l...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct beer period is
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: The correct beer period is

DL717 wrote:
....of this backyard local brew bullshit. I’d rather drink a warm Keystone Light than that crap. And that’s saying a lot because it would amount to drinking piss.

When I go to trivia night my team name is Hold my Stones. :biggrin:

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by TWA772LR
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 11807

Re: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018

727200 wrote:
Why is this news or even a post? An airline is coming out with a schedule, ok. I would suggest that when the sked is out and it shows NEW destinations, then a thread opens up.

This is resemblance of fan boys work.

Why does it matter to you?

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by TWA772LR
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct beer period is
Replies: 23
Views: 613

The correct beer period is

Shiner Bock

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to DXB?
Replies: 15
Views: 2603

Re: Jetblue to DXB?

UA and DL couldn't make DXB work, and AA isnt touching the Middle East with a 50 foot pole. Theres no way B6 could make it work unless they do an ATI JV with EK.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to DXB?
Replies: 15
Views: 2603

Re: Jetblue to DXB?

UA and DL couldn't make DXB work, and AA isnt touching the Middle East with a 50 foot pole.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football
Replies: 17
Views: 782

Re: American Football

...is the correct football!

:biggrin:

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by TWA772LR
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 7178

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

The era of bridge hubbing (two or more connections) is coming to a close. Lightsaber I normally dont disagree with you, but here i do. Bridge hubbing is still alive and well. Until places like Fresno, Alice Springs and Wuhan start getting connected to hubs not within their country/region, then the ...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 123
Views: 13912

Re: Whats next at IAH?

The whole point of why SWA dominates airports like HOU DAL FLL is because theres a secondary airport market that they fill and they're known for it. AA operates DFW-IAH/HOU and UA IAH-DFW/DAL but only because its a hub for business/downtown pax kind of route. Hardly anyone would get on SWA jet out ...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 123
Views: 13912

Re: Whats next at IAH?

No. HOU has been a home run for WN and they would be the biggest fools in the industry to give it up. I wasnt talking about giving it up. I was talking about resuming DAL service or even flights to their top largest hubs. The whole point of why SWA dominates airports like HOU DAL FLL is because the...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your I Had a Bad Day Kit
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Re: Your I Had a Bad Day Kit

Chewy bars
Nutella
Milk
Halo 5
Then beer and Wild Turkey

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by TWA772LR
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 13760

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

That’s great to hear! Went to Pima last November great museum. Now I’ll definitely have to go back. How does PIMA compare to Udvar-Hazy? Udvar-Hazy takes the cake, but Pima has some good stuff like being able to walk in the DC4 Air Force One that JFK used and cool things like that. Theres also A10s...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8269

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

Makes me wonder if JFK-HKG would work, but who knows, DL couldnt even pull off JFK-NRT.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 61
Views: 2453

If the USSR were still around...

...how different would the world be?

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 123
Views: 13912

Re: Whats next at IAH?

neomax wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
Does anyone think theres a chance WN could return to IAH?


No. HOU has been a home run for WN and they would be the biggest fools in the industry to give it up.

I wasnt talking about giving it up. I was talking about resuming DAL service or even flights to their top largest hubs.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 123
Views: 13912

Re: Whats next at IAH?

Update on Terminal D Project: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Airport-officials-fly-new-plans-for-international-13228403.php The thing i find funny in the article is there is no bag claim in D. Yeah theres a carousel, but it only gets used when flights get cancelled and pax recoll...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 2422

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

From IAH it's IAH-SYD.

From DEN it's DEN-NRT.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 123
Views: 13912

Re: Whats next at IAH?

Does anyone think theres a chance WN could return to IAH?

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10615

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

Denver has been strongly rumored for a while now.

But we all know it's going to be DTW. ;)

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a USS John S McCain III aircraft carrier?
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: Will there ever be a USS John S McCain III aircraft carrier?

I don't think Hiroshima or Nagasaki would go over well. Yeah, you're probably right. Even if trying to pass it off as an in kind gesture. Though, we do have a USS iwo jima.. We've had ships named after American Revolution battles too. We also have the USS Makin Island, and had the USS Midway and US...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a USS John S McCain III aircraft carrier?
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: Will there ever be a USS John S McCain III aircraft carrier?

Nimitz, Vinson, and Stennis weren't presidents. I think there should be a USS John S. McCain carrier. Just keep the other McCain ships out of the McCain battlegroup and there shouldnt be much confusion. BTW imagine the a.net fall out if theres ever a USS Trump. :stirthepot: Personally I'm against n...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a USS John S McCain III aircraft carrier?
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: Will there ever be a USS John S McCain III aircraft carrier?

Nimitz, Vinson, and Stennis weren't presidents. I think there should be a USS John S. McCain carrier. Just keep the other McCain ships out of the McCain battlegroup and there shouldnt be much confusion.

BTW imagine the a.net fall out if theres ever a USS Trump. :stirthepot:

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by TWA772LR
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13633

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

baje427 wrote:
It would just mark the end of the Q400 which is not surprising I also predicted BBD will drop out the commercial market and stick the the business jets so this deal if true is not a shock.

Plot twist: BBD sells the Q line to Embraer who gets bought out by/collaborates extensively with Boeing.

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