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by 32andBelow
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Re: London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'

The good thing about Dino Juice is that as the airplane flies, it gets lighter. Electric aircraft would face some serious structural issues at landing unless they find a way to make the plane land really fast and not use up a ton of runway. You'd just engineer for it. like how an aircraft carrier l...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 64
Views: 4718

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

My prediction is they will keep AS and slap a dab of red into the new tail logo and throughout the onboard product.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 95
Views: 14846

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I have about 0 sympathy for people who aren't comfortable in first class. Seriously get over yourself.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costa Rica - London by 737
Replies: 20
Views: 5172

Re: Costa Rica - London by 737

It is possible to go around the world entirely on 737s, I was bored one day and figured out a way to do it. I've tried to come up with a route for the A320 family, but I can't figure out how to cross the Pacific. Try northern Russia I.E Vladivostok-Nome There's no scheduled russia service from OME ...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?
Replies: 19
Views: 1837

Re: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?

Come to think of it, yes some governments might have spent money in subsidizing their carrier and make them able to provide lower fare than others so as to attract visitors to visit or transit in their country, but it is what the government attempts to do in order to better their position. Thus, it...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 85
Views: 7362

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

AS is probably putting PDX on the back-burner for the short term. It won't be quick, but once the whole VX thing is sorted out, I hope AS will bring some more focus back to PDX. Nothing to be worried about really, there will probably be few route announcements though. Wow the Oregon site is eerily ...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any news on Alaska's 737-400 retirement?
Replies: 13
Views: 1810

Re: Any news on Alaska's 737-400 retirement?

They've had 800s and 900s on AKN last summer and this upcoming summer.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The world's smallest ramp terminal?
Replies: 14
Views: 3977

Re: The world's smallest ramp terminal?

Almost every airport in Alaska.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 129
Views: 27647

Re: Why not Circular runways

jetblastdubai wrote:
Where would the glide slope and localizer antennas go? Solve one problem and a new one arises.

Into the dual GPS in the airplane

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by 32andBelow
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 10988

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

. you're 40 minutes from ACV and not much further to MFR No, it's 1:40 to ACV, when the highway has two functioning lanes and no elk herds standing in the road. (There are now 3 points down to one lane with up to 20 minute holds at each one. The newest is closing at night 20:00-07:00 with only brie...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 10988

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Eliminating EAS would cut off extreme Northwestern California/Southwestern Oregon, if CEC loses it's service. We're 300 miles or so from PDX and 350 miles north of SFO. Among other issues, people from here have to travel for medical care, including chemo. 8 hours on the highway is too much for peop...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: autobraking system in crj200 and erj145?
Replies: 27
Views: 1413

Re: autobraking system in crj200 and erj145?

It doesn't mean its not reverse. It does the same thing. You can make a turboprop roll backwards if you hit them from a stop.[/quote] Right, but we are talking about reverse thrust, which is different than what t-props have. It's actually not the same. Since you're nitpicking, I'll return the favor...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: autobraking system in crj200 and erj145?
Replies: 27
Views: 1413

Re: autobraking system in crj200 and erj145?

What about trust reverers?Only the crj200? I cant think of any airliner without thrust reversers. Even turboprops have them. The BAE146/Avro RJ series do not have thrust reverse. Also, turbo-prop reverse isn't quite like turbo-fan reverse. A t-prop will physically change the angle of the blade to p...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: autobraking system in crj200 and erj145?
Replies: 27
Views: 1413

Re: autobraking system in crj200 and erj145?

johnwest wrote:
What about trust reverers?Only the crj200?

I cant think of any airliner without thrust reversers. Even turboprops have them.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4181

Re: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017

LOL WHERES PDX?

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 104
Views: 27926

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

WestJet statement on flight 2652 to St. Maarten on March 7 https://blog.westjet.com/westjet-statement-on-flight-2652-to-st-maarten-on-march-7/ Below is the text On Tuesday, March 7, WestJet flight 2652 from Toronto to St. Maarten executed a missed approach (go-around) at Princess Juliana Internatio...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa & Their Labor Woes
Replies: 45
Views: 2990

Re: Mesa & Their Labor Woes

You really think guys at Mesa or Republic are gonna have an easy time with nothing but possibly a couple letters of recommendation? I'm sorry I don't share that optimism. Ideally everybody would move on to a legacy or a decent LCC but we all know that is not always the case. Be it for personal or p...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa & Their Labor Woes
Replies: 45
Views: 2990

Re: Mesa & Their Labor Woes

Lol, yea just call up Delta and say "Clear a spot for me! I'll be there to start on Monday!" The point is, it isn't as easy to leave even if you wanted to. It took me over 6yrs to leave despite applying everywhere I could, attending job fairs, networking, etc. It's not like that anymore. ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa & Their Labor Woes
Replies: 45
Views: 2990

Re: Mesa & Their Labor Woes

Why are any of those MESA pilots even staying if they haven't gotten a raise since 2008? EVERYONE is hiring and everyone's payscale is doubling. Lol, yea just call up Delta and say "Clear a spot for me! I'll be there to start on Monday!" The point is, it isn't as easy to leave even if you...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa & Their Labor Woes
Replies: 45
Views: 2990

Re: Mesa & Their Labor Woes

It's probably all the people that can only work at Mesa after a couple DUIs

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa & Their Labor Woes
Replies: 45
Views: 2990

Re: Mesa & Their Labor Woes

bigb wrote:
Most regional FOs are now making more money than Mesa right now. That is ridiculous.

It's ridiculous that anyone is staying.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa & Their Labor Woes
Replies: 45
Views: 2990

Re: Mesa & Their Labor Woes

Why are any of those MESA pilots even staying if they haven't gotten a raise since 2008? EVERYONE is hiring and everyone's payscale is doubling.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15091

Re: More new AS Routes!

ANCMSP if they want to stick it to DL

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7176

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

This is a good move by the airlines, and is long overdue. Or, rather, free meals on such long sectors should never have been removed in the first place. Airlines can get away with not offering meals on a sector up to about 4 hours, but anything beyond that and it is my belief that the airlines have...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS aircraft and deicing truck collide at BOS
Replies: 20
Views: 4106

Re: AS aircraft and deicing truck collide at BOS

MesserJ wrote:
The aircraft is being ferried to Greensboro today for repairs. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N493AS

It's at 34,000 feet and flying 2 hours. Why not just send it to Seattle.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 133
Views: 30996

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

Amiga500 wrote:
Would a parked aircraft not typically have covers on the engines to prevent sand ingestion?

I doesn't make sense to just park airplanes that you want to stay active in the short to medium term. You just rotate them in and out with the rest of the fleet.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broom de-icing
Replies: 25
Views: 3551

Re: Broom de-icing

Deicing with water is not conventional nor understandable or condonable! It is downright dangerous. I hope it was strong vodka in that bottle... De-icing with hot water is fine. It won't work during active precipitation but it will work to de-ice the aircraft and is an approved practice. My concern...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broom de-icing
Replies: 25
Views: 3551

Re: Broom de-icing

Francoflier wrote:
Deicing with water is not conventional nor understandable or condonable! It is downright dangerous. I hope it was strong vodka in that bottle...

De-icing with hot water is fine. It won't work during active precipitation but it will work to de-ice the aircraft and is an approved practice.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines not becoming a commodity
Replies: 36
Views: 3646

Re: Airlines not becoming a commodity

It's a few hours to travel thousands of miles. Is that not enough for you people.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't LAX have moving walkways, etc?
Replies: 16
Views: 2829

Re: Why doesn't LAX have moving walkways, etc?

The airport was built a long time ago and has been adapted ever since. I think some of the underground tunnels do have moving walkways or they did at one point

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by 32andBelow
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?
Replies: 29
Views: 6456

Re: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?

The answer is that then there would be an American logon on the belly of the plane.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 104
Views: 27926

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

anyone that has been to SXM and has spotted from the Sonesta, which is where that picture was taken from, knows that at that point over the water, the plane is roughly 7 to 10 seconds from the beach. Plus, that pic was undoubtedly taken from a room at the Sonesta on a high floor. I personally don't...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9423

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

Well, AA has 4-5 aircraft sitting on the ground all day at GRU every day of the week. Is there any chance the maintenance center would be performing more routine tasks that could be accomplished during those windows, or is it more likely to be multi-day maintenance work that is completely separate ...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 160
Views: 14096

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

This is something we will need to get used to with AAG. The focus of expansion is going to be California based for obvious reasons. While PDX will continue to grow, it won't be at the pace of LAX & SFO. Could more Alaska flights from SFO be bad news for PDX? It just seems it could be the odd hu...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 318
Views: 40621

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

No one ever hs the a380 seating maxed out. Who needs 50 more seats?

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by 32andBelow
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 160
Views: 14096

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

AS is big on BOS and BWI from all their other west coast hubs!!

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Lease Corp: Can't get the 737MAX 10 "Soon Enough"
Replies: 19
Views: 4297

Re: Air Lease Corp: Can't get the 737MAX 10 "Soon Enough"

One cant forget that A nor B can supply the whole market. That is why you see so many split orders, because the timeframe of getting 200-400 frames delivered by 1 manufacturer would be forever.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lie-flat FC possible on 737?
Replies: 10
Views: 1983

Re: Lie-flat FC possible on 737?

Well BA has their special 318s so it is possible.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saab 340Bplus and 2000 sale/leasing prices
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Re: Saab 340Bplus and 2000 sale/leasing prices

Go luck findings either of those plane types. Any good ones are snapped up by the current operators.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?
Replies: 52
Views: 5955

Re: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?

Anc has seasonal charters on JAL and I always thought a weekly flight would work.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways (3M) looking to acquire larger aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 6170

Re: 3M looking to acquire larger aircraft

Perhaps someone might post who the hell 3M are when they're at home, especially since the link requires a login. Its a Portuguese airline that operates ATRs on behalf of TAP Portugal. They had some A310s in the past. I'm presuming that they want to do some charter flying again, possibly on behalf o...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do regional airlines get any profit from flights with a mainline carrier?
Replies: 14
Views: 2101

Re: Do regional airlines get any profit from flights with a mainline carrier?

The major carrier is responsible for fuel, marketing, deicing, catering, and all other operational expenses. Are you sure about that? I would have thought the regional carrier would be responsible for fuel, deicing, catering and all other operational expenses. The major would only be responsible fo...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 14
Views: 2897

Re: American to need visas to EU?

"non-binding resolution"

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by 32andBelow
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier comes in second to last for ranking of best and worst airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 2032

Re: Frontier comes in second to last for ranking of best and worst airlines

The good news is when Spirit buys them, Spirit will move up a spot.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and Paine Field
Replies: 19
Views: 3570

Re: AS and Paine Field

32andBelow, Indeed they can fly out of BLI (in fact I believe two-thirds of BLI passengers are Canadian), as I have done many times, but many Canadians still travel out of Seattle, because of cost and more diverse flight options. For example, I typically have flown out of BLI to OGG, but a last min...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO Says Cuba Flights Poor, but Have Patience
Replies: 66
Views: 7449

Re: WN CEO Says Cuba Flights Poor, but Have Patience

Just take a look at the loads on HAV - LAX on Alaska and wow, wow, wow. I mean, we all know that seat mappers don't paint a full picture but F is wide open, More Leg Room is wide open and the main cabin, I count maybe 40 occupied seats. Even if this is slightly off that's still a ton of empty seats...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and Paine Field
Replies: 19
Views: 3570

Re: AS and Paine Field

kdonohue wrote:
Too bad the airport isn't set up to be a secondary field to SEATAC, because if the destinations are right, it would attract a lot of Canadians because Everett is north of Seattle and only 90 minutes from the border.

They already can fly out of BLI

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by 32andBelow
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Russia Again?
Replies: 25
Views: 4243

Re: AS To Russia Again?

Bering air flies beech 1900 charters into Russia.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Russia Again?
Replies: 25
Views: 4243

Re: AS To Russia Again?

I was looking at great circle mapper and was wondering whether ANC could act as a connecting hub a la KEF between Asia and North America. Similar to Iceland Air's strategy at KEF, Alaska or some other airline could potentially connect the majority of the North American continent with North Asia usi...

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