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by JAAlbert
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6590

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

. . . AA was trying to do SJC with a lame MD11 which often had to stop and fuel up in Oakland before its Tpac crossing. Wait a moment here -- AA flew an MD-11 29 miles from SJC to OAK to fuel up before heading out over the Pacific??? SJC's runways are longer than OAK's (according to wikipedia) and ...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6590

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

. . . AA was trying to do SJC with a lame MD11 which often had to stop and fuel up in Oakland before its Tpac crossing. Wait a moment here -- AA flew an MD-11 29 miles from SJC to OAK to fuel up before heading out over the Pacific??? SJC's runways are longer than OAK's (according to wikipedia) and ...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Bombardier CRJ aircraft no longer fly into SEA or what?
Replies: 31
Views: 4558

Re: Do Bombardier CRJ aircraft no longer fly into SEA or what?

gizghor wrote:
It kinda does get boring around here when 9/10 planes flying into here are either B73x, A32x, or E75/E90.



You'd hate living in San Diego then! Jeez, I've seen enough 737s and 320s to last a lifetime, not to mention all the regional jets. We do get some CRJs though.

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by JAAlbert
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 96
Views: 11624

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

The Forbes article appears to focus on share price and financials in concluding that AA has slipped to number 3. As a passenger, about the last thing I care about is the airline's share price. I flew DL last year to Athens -- I was pissed that I was forced to take the flight. On board, I was surpris...

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by JAAlbert
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 7805

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

Saudi Arabia has lots of human rights issues that the world's democracies should confront and address. But trying to tie this graphic to some hidden official Saudi policy? Please, people! This thread says more about the bias and prejudice of those who are posting than what the Saudis are up to. I re...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27002

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

The777Man wrote:

Norwegian had 6 flights to LAX this past Wednesday with four at TBIT at the same time: three right next to each other.


Our esteemed a.net photographers are falling down on the job! I would love to have seen a photo of those Norwegian planes at TBIT - all 787s?

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by JAAlbert
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 253
Views: 46242

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

edu2703 wrote:
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Ahah! Thank you edu2703! The photo shows a shorter distance than what it appeared to be on the video - have the officials reported on the distance between veering off the runway and final resting spot?

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by JAAlbert
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 253
Views: 46242

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

I'd swear I see BOTH engines in that video. One at the very beginning, and another @ 1000ft further down. You're not the only one. Seems one of the engines came off from the E190 first, then after several feet the other one came off before the rest of the aircraft ended at the end of the runway. Wh...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network
Replies: 94
Views: 23555

Re: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network

LA704 wrote:

Improvement in CASM, more capacity, much lower cabin noise, 3-4-3 in a 777 is more comfy than 2-4-2 in a 767, mainetnance cost....


The 777 has lower cabin noise than the 767? I've never considered this, but my recollection is that the 777 has a noisy cabin, especially behind the wings.

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by JAAlbert
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 255654

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Way back during the initial production of the 787, I recall reading an article stating that the 787 could have such large windows because its carbon fuselage could better withstand the stress of pressurization than a traditional aluminum fuselage. If this is true, the fact that the 777-X can feature...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44917

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

One of the reasons Airbus chose to stay with a bleed air system is lower maintenance costs. Maybe the heavier loads on generators in the 787 engines make maintenance more expensive... The reason the A330neo sticks with a bleed air system is because to do otherwise would require extensive redesign o...

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by JAAlbert
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44917

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Interesting development, even if only a marketing ploy by HA. I've always thought the 787 series was the perfect aircraft for HA. Efficient, new cabin features that shine on long trips (windows, humidity, though cramped in Y), and three models offer growth and flexibility. I agree it seems a long sh...

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by JAAlbert
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm
Replies: 60
Views: 18160

Re: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm

MesabaF27 wrote:
Part of it is indeed landing gear shredding ... but some of it is the extreme effect of the zoom lens that was used; it makes it look worse than it actually was...


My thoughts exactly. It seems the zoom lens has condensed the movements into a rapid, violent sequence.

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by JAAlbert
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian - Interview of Dunkerley in SA
Replies: 24
Views: 4470

Re: Update on Hawaiian - Interview of Dunkerley in SA

I realize the stars never lined up for HA re: ordering the 787, but it seems to me more and more apparent that the 787-8/10 would have been the perfect aircraft for HA's operations. Plus Hawaii would look gorgeous from those big windows! On a side note, HA is now flying its 330 with lie flat seats o...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hef's plane
Replies: 33
Views: 9111

Re: Hef's plane

I saw it at STL a lot of ti mes. Must have been hell on the air conditioning, though. From what I heard years ago, it had a second apu to handle the additional loads on the a/c because of the black paint JetStar Many industry firsts here ;-) Shower on a plane. Private suite, Was even IFE around at ...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 8031

Re: Rumor: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

Really? I'd assumed they were aluminum. How do they ever get off the ground?!? I think you will find he meant to say leased not leaded I did mean leased...all 7 are owned by GECAS. These planes are 2-class planes, although on these B789s, I would do it 3-class introducing premium economy, (pitch an...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 72
Views: 27489

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

The first 787-10 for SQ has emerged from the CHS FAL and it is in SQ colors, so it's clear that at least some of the fleet will be operated by SQ (and I expect most, if not all, will be). https://imagr.eu/up/g911w_DLOXbRyWsAAaGa4.jpg Image Courtesy of https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status/9152421...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO - MX worker leaves cockpit window open, cockpit floods during rainstorm
Replies: 17
Views: 7354

Re: VIDEO - MX worker leaves cockpit window open, cockpit floods during rainstorm

Does anyone here on a.net have any experience with this type of damage? It can't be cheap replacing portions of a cockpit! Do you think the airline, out of an abundance of caution, simply replace the entire cockpit given all the electronics in that area? The video shows droplets on the glass screens...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC
Replies: 28
Views: 5602

Re: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC

So what is the purpose of the lounge at 1WTC? Is this an off-site check in facility or just a cool museum? It's first and foremost a sales office. Hotels of that size typically open a sales office well before the hotel itself is open for business to negotiate corporate rates with would-be volume cu...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC
Replies: 28
Views: 5602

Re: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC

So exciting to see this terminal preserved and adapted for a new use. It will make for a stunning hotel lobby and reason alone to book a connecting flight (with a long layover) through JFK.

So what is the purpose of the lounge at 1WTC? Is this an off-site check in facility or just a cool museum?

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by JAAlbert
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?
Replies: 38
Views: 6071

Re: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?

Why is AA getting rid of its 330-300s? Are the planes nearing the end of their cycles? It seems strange to me to replace the 330s with 777-200s. AA's 330s seat about 292, while its 772s seat 260 - 289, and are significantly heavier than the 330. For transatlantic trips from PHL, it seems the 330s ar...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 11291

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

I don't understand why people take service oriented jobs when they have contempt for the folks they're taking care of. If she doesn't like Nigerians, couldn't she have bid on another route?

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by JAAlbert
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch
Replies: 29
Views: 4212

Re: ( Rumour ) Norwegian considering buying Monarch

How would Norwegian finance this purchase? I thought they were stretched pretty thin financially.

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by JAAlbert
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 25594

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

How many 778s/350s will NZ need?

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by JAAlbert
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 159
Views: 26442

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

Wow! The 787 is having a moment!

Will this order be a mix of firm orders and options or will the 40 all be firm orders?

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by JAAlbert
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian newest B787-9 with UNICEF tail and markings
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Re: Norwegian newest B787-9 with UNICEF tail and markings

Can you repost the photos? The link appears to be broken

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by JAAlbert
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89297

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

A few evening's ago, I was driving down Laurel street right about sunset and saw the Edelweiss A340 taxiing for take off, the tail of a Condor 767 poking out from its gate and the BA 777-300 parked. I almost drove my car into a mailbox oogling at the site of all those foreign birds! It just hurts me...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 27746

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

[quote="Stitch] Happened right before you posted. I don't know if it's deliberate obtuseness or just trolling now.[/quote] Why should Boeing get a free "get out of jail" card for a financial disaster that is the 787 program when Airbus has been shred to pieces here on A380 and A400 p...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 27746

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

Jeez, I remember a time when 1,400 was considered the high end of an aircraft's run. I remember when the 747 achieved 1,400 orders and everyone used the 747 as the benchmark for a successful run - now, 1,400 is just a mid-point. How many 787s do you think will be ordered before the series ceases pro...

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by JAAlbert
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19124

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

jetblueguy22 wrote:

Yeah no. Those are AF1 hourly numbers, not your regular pax 747. They do things a little bit different when you're carrying POTUS.


So how much does it cost to operate a DL 744 per hour?

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by JAAlbert
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review
Replies: 28
Views: 7883

Re: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review

It seems to me that the 350 is a comfortable ride in economy class (comfort being a relative term these days) given its seat width potential and seats per row, especially for long haul routes. I could see AA using the 350 on longer routes.

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by JAAlbert
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX
Replies: 38
Views: 6816

Re: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX

Doesn't AA have an invitation only curb-to-gate service for its celebrity/wealthy clients? If you are flying first class on AA from LAX the airlines first class lounge is spacious and quiet -- I don't know why a celebrity needs more than that. This private terminal sounds like an opportunity for tho...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Royal Air Maroc to order 4 x 789
Replies: 38
Views: 10262

Re: Royal Air Maroc to add 3 763 and 2 789

Will these 767-300s be new builds, leased, or sourced on the second hand market??

And how about those 787-9s? Where are they coming from?

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by JAAlbert
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First intercontinental landplane flights?
Replies: 11
Views: 1961

Re: First intercontinental landplane flights?

Was it not Lufthansa with a focke-wulf fw 200 'condor' in 1938 from Berlin to New York? Well that was the first land based transatlantic. Indeed it was, and it was revolutionary in those days. Until then all flights across the ocean were done on floatplanes that could land at the sea to refuel. Thi...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai ruler visit to Airbus. Anything special for Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 12982

Re: Dubai ruler visit to Airbus. Anything special for Emirates?

As an aside, In the photo note the jacks keeping the 380 off the assembly floor. How astounding are the strength of that A380's wings that they can support the weight of that huge aircraft! Not sure if you're being serious. :scratchchin: If you are, they need to be strong enough to support the weig...

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by JAAlbert
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 11016

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

Forget the bankers, there are guys on an aviation website who are almost giddy at the idea of getting rid of pilots.(ironic) Look UBS is way way off. To do this and get it by the FAA you will need a new type of plane and really a new type of ATC system. Neither of which is happening soon. Like it o...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 11016

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

I must be one of the few here generally ok with the idea. There are still some major issues to sort out. But if I got on board some sort of optionally piloted plane tomorrow from Wellington to Auckland I'd happily buckle my belt and nod off to sleep. Of course I'm making the huge assumption that th...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 interiors
Replies: 79
Views: 17105

Re: Delta A350 interiors

I think the standard DL blue leather seat is something that is long overdue for updating. I wouldn't call the cabin ugly as hell, but definitely lacking anything close to wow factor. I agree! That particular color blue is not very attractive to my eye. The 350 interior does look fresh and clean, ho...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did airlines love their 3 engine wide body aircraft?
Replies: 44
Views: 5993

Re: Did airlines love their 3 engine wide body aircraft?

The DC-10 was popular in part because it provided a lot of capacity at airports with short runways. AA specifically ordered the DC-10 for airports like LGA and AA flew a number of the aircraft into LGA for years. I remember as a child AA even flew the DC-10 into TUC. It was quite a sight to see that...

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by JAAlbert
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 69718

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

I think the A-350 will be a big hit with Delta's passengers, it looks like a very comfortable plane to fly. The exterior is less exciting though - that nose seems very stumpy to me.

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by JAAlbert
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations
Replies: 73
Views: 16430

Re: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations

Wow so the Dolphins go from an AA 763 to a Miami Air 738? Sucks to be them. Figure this would be a nice little olpurtubitt for a JetBlue Mint a321? "olpurtubitt?" I confess to being a little covfefed over this comment! This has been an interesting topic for me, an amateur enthusiast. I've...

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by JAAlbert
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 15387

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

The quickest way to get that beach shut down for everyone.

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by JAAlbert
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues
Replies: 85
Views: 18723

Re: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues

Airbus is probably close to the stage where it may offer PW engine Neo customers the option to cancel them and switch to the LEAP-1A. If the CEO now blames PW for this unsatisfactory situation, the next stage might be order cancellations. What QR did to Airbus, Airbus might now do to PW... But is t...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days
Replies: 50
Views: 9415

Re: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days

With such a big aircraft, load levels so high these days, I imagine it is challenging finding flights with other carriers on which to book QF's stranded passengers.

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by JAAlbert
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA adds PDX-OGG, on A321neo
Replies: 52
Views: 8346

Re: HA adds PDX-OGG, on A321neo

I expect we'll see the HA 321neo flying out of SAN to neighboring islands at some point.

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by JAAlbert
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Seeking Money From Disruptive Passenger
Replies: 18
Views: 2692

Re: HA Seeking Money From Disruptive Passenger

Aloha All, $110,000 is a hefty chunk of change for your average citizen. I did a bit of quick research and it appears that restitution in this particular instance (criminal case) cannot be discharged should the defendant declare bankruptcy. Definitely an eye opener case for other would-be disruptiv...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?
Replies: 38
Views: 5873

Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Blue is the way to go. The red on the 747 is a dog and a pathetic attempt from someone to appeal to Chinese based on what they saw in a Indiana Jones movie. Person probably is a 'cultural enlightened' liberal who does not know the difference between China and Korean Ha! How dare Boeing try to appea...

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by JAAlbert
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines launches beautiful new uniform
Replies: 30
Views: 5104

Re: Hainan Airlines launches beautiful new uniform

Gold lame shoes for the female flight attendants! How does one keep a shoe like that polished and is gold lame ever appropriate before 5pm in the evening? :) The uniforms don't look very functional and I agree the light color will show dirt and stains. I wonder how they will look on real flight atte...

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by JAAlbert
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 64
Views: 17045

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

Cunard wrote:
Pullmantur even!

To the OP it's REVEALED not REVILED!


Hah! I had a good chuckle over that. I am sure airlines revile some of their aircraft, but hopefully not those that are brand, spanking new!

That business class looks too inviting and with those big 787 windows, how can you resist?

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by JAAlbert
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 65556

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

This is certainly one way to retire a 767 ...

Glad everyone is okay.

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