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by JAAlbert
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 95
Views: 23326

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

The directive implies that the Lion Air's 737-Max would not have plunged into the sea but for improper inputs by the pilots.

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by JAAlbert
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 57490

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Arion640 wrote:

The only thing the wider cabin footprint will do for BA on the 777X is provide comfortable 10Y seating.


You mean, less "uncomfortable" seats! (No, I'm not a militant anti 17.2 inch seat guy, but let's face it, economy is tough on just about every airliner -- especially long haul).

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by JAAlbert
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1288
Views: 289420

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

In the first few pages of this post, folks were discussing an elevator problem, but recent reports in the media are discussing the pitot tubes and altitude sensors as being suspect. Has the consensus changed? It seems shocking to me that the pitot tubes would have malfunctioned under the circumstanc...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 493
Views: 50305

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

The Lufthansa A346 is going to look awesome landing in San Diego! Yeah! Can't wait to see such a site here in SAN. I have a question for everybody -- Is LH flying the 330 into SAN occasionally?? This past Monday I was traveling down the I-125/94-W and saw what appeared to be a 330 flying past. The ...

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by JAAlbert
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 995 MIA-GRU running 16 hours late
Replies: 15
Views: 3594

Re: AA 995 MIA-GRU running 16 hours late

Do they put all those pax in hotels till the next day? Some.. but the local pax probably go home and if it's a 16 hour delay with advance notice, connecting pax may rebook to a later date on their first flight too. If I know there is a 16 hour delay, I'd stay home and go to MIA the next day. This i...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 81
Views: 9329

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

Beginning in June (6/29), using 767-300ER equipment. Departing DTW at 12:00 PM, arriving HNL at 3:43 PM, and departing HNL 3:15 PM and arriving DTW 6:10 AM. The flight times are very convenient for passengers. The departure from DTW at noon allows for connections and those living in Detroit don't h...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 13943

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

Besides the Orbis DC-10, Pima's got a B-36 and 3 B-52s. So it has 'big plane' company. They do need a 747! OMG yes! A 747 is an absolute necessity! Perhaps one of the soon-to-be retired Air Force One 747s (yes, the military calls them something different - don't send messages about that) Having liv...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 13943

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

The 777 is a big aircraft, it will make quite a statement parked among the other planes. It's a shame Pima isn't getting a 777-300 ! That would be a sight :D Besides the Orbis DC-10, Pima's got a B-36 and 3 B-52s. So it has 'big plane' company. They do need a 747! OMG yes! A 747 is an absolute nece...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 13943

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

The 777 is a big aircraft, it will make quite a statement parked among the other planes. It's a shame Pima isn't getting a 777-300 ! That would be a sight :D

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by JAAlbert
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3473
Views: 408696

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1041768368007655424 says: Jon Ostrower @jonostrower SCOOP: Best and final engine offers from Pratt, Rolls & CFM due before Christmas, engine selection in February, authority to offer in March and launch of Boeing’s 797 for the Paris Air Show in June. http:...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 22104

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Quite the beauty even all wrapped up! The folding wingtips are much smaller than I anticipated, it will be something to see taxiing about the airport.
I am surprised at the distance between doors 1 and 2, it looks like this plane will have room for a large premium cabin.

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by JAAlbert
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today
Replies: 41
Views: 10427

Re: Qantas inaugural MEL-SFO today

It seems the 787 is a perfect aircraft for Qantas by allowing the airline to fly new or renewed routes.

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by JAAlbert
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 16404

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

I've flown AA's 767-300s to Europe a few times and enjoyed the flights. The seats in Y were tight, but with my partner and I taking the side seats we could get in and out easily. 767 is a very nice way to cross the Atlantic I agree - the 767 has always been my favorite widebody - the cabin is wide e...

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by JAAlbert
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 64
Views: 12229

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Honestly, other than my fellow a.net members, who would buy this airplane?

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by JAAlbert
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 4771

Re: Rename PHX

I like the name of Skyharbor better. How about McCain-Skyharbor International? I was raised in AZ (but TUS, not PHX). McCain drove me crazy on occasions, and other times, he was the absolute voice of reason and principle, then he was infuriating again. Taking all this into account, and his signific...

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by JAAlbert
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 56
Views: 7991

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

compensateme wrote:
[Nobody wants an airport in their backyard.


I do! :D

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by JAAlbert
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 61
Views: 7567

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

So how many A-330s does this cancellation free up? And where will HA send these birds instead?

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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: 6780

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: 6780

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: 4704

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: 99
Views: 12793

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: 8003

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: 27685

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: 259
Views: 48744

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

edu2703 wrote:
Image


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: 259
Views: 48744

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
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 9112

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

I doubt they were within inches, maybe not even within feet. Can't tell unless we have a photo from the side. My thought exactly. Depending upon the location where the photo is taken and the particular lens used, something distant can appear to be at your fingertips (or toe tips). I have been on th...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights
Replies: 30
Views: 4384

Re: Biman Bangladesh eyes New York flights

If they resume this route,they will probably serve it via Manchester or Birmingham How much demand is there for a flight from JFK to Bangladesh? I can't see them filling the plane on a daily basis. Perhaps once or twice a week? If they stop in MAN, do they have 5th freedom rights? Always fun to see...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Houston to Auckland in Premium Economy on Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9
Replies: 9
Views: 14339

Re: Houston to Auckland in Premium Economy on Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9

Hilarious commentary - your friend must be fun at happy hour!

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by JAAlbert
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 22181

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Why would a morning SFO departure arriving in SIN in the evening be desirable from a passenger standpoint? I ask because UA's press release states the reason for the shift was consumer demand for a morning departure. Looking at sunflight.net, the 17.20 morning flight is flown almost entirely during ...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 224
Views: 31202

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

I'm just so darned mad that I haven't flown on either plane yet! Not that this should stop me from weighing in on the topic :lol: Anyways, everything I've read is that the planes are noticeably quieter than the previous generation of planes. I took a 767 to Athens recently and the cabin noise was so...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F
Replies: 53
Views: 12435

Re: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F

It disappoints me to say it but the A330F has been a bit of a flop. Shame. They've delivered just 38. When you consider that 107 were on order at one time or another there's no sugar-coating that. I wonder if they broke even on the project? What, if anything, is the problem with the 330F? Older air...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38444

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

I wonder if Etihad might sensibly sell their A380's to IAG? If BA could take all 10, that would indeed be a solution. I wouldn't think keeping less than 10 makes sense for EY, and there wouldn't seem to be any other takers. It'd be a big downgauge to the 77W also, but I don't know how full the A388...

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by JAAlbert
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 16780

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

This is probably an out-of-left-field memory, but I recall that AA flew the DC-10 into Tucson in the early 70s. My father, an FBI agent, had to fly to Washington. Although he was flying alone, we were all able to board with him and say goodbye. We climbed the airstairs and I remember the interior to...

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by JAAlbert
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11531

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

I think a lot of people would be in for a huge shock if they actually saw what the workers on the ramp do with their bags. It's not a delicate process. I don't expect them to be gentle. I don't really have a problem with what she is doing. Me neither. I do not work in the aviation industry so I hav...

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by JAAlbert
Mon May 28, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 31646

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

797 wrote:
According to Lufthansa,"Blue is our leading color as it primarily expresses “premium.” Yellow takes over very specific other functions – in interaction on board, at the airports or in the app."


No, yellow denotes style -- which is something I thought LH had.

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by JAAlbert
Mon May 28, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 6005

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

TasFlyer wrote:
Then there's this dude at SEA ...

https://youtube.com/watch?v=jzircVhkUjE


The only thing missing is Mary Poppins flying in, which would be very appropriate for an airport. :lol:

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by JAAlbert
Mon May 28, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31652

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United? Any ideas?

TICK TOCK TICK TOCK Well the clock is ticking and we should all know pretty soon that this is about nothing. :) Really! Jeez, well at least he didn't hit us with a million ads and prize-winning notifications when we clicked the guy's link. As for the livery itself, I hope the mystery major airline ...

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by JAAlbert
Tue May 22, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 97
Views: 19178

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.


Why? What's wrong with AC's 787s??

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by JAAlbert
Tue May 22, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern retires last Boeing 777-200
Replies: 22
Views: 3759

Re: China Southern retires last Boeing 777-200

What are they replacing their 777-200s with?

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by JAAlbert
Tue May 22, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 4622

Re: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight

sturmovik wrote:
They take a much more lenient view on these kinds of things over at Wizz Air.



I'll show myself out.


OMG hysterical! Yes, please leave immediately.

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by JAAlbert
Tue May 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 4622

Re: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight

Okay, so the guy had too much to drink. But groping women and whipping it out and peeing on a passenger plane? Alcohol makes you do some stupid stuff, but this guy is off the charts. You just gotta wonder sometimes at what's going in these guys' brains. I don't think Frontier is on a race to the bot...

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by JAAlbert
Sun May 13, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23659

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

Interesting that the tail didn't break where it meets the fuselage, but a half a meter or so up the tail. It shows me how firmly affixed the tail is to the fuselage.

So what is the smoke spewing from the tail after the accident? Is there a hydraulic hose or mechanism up in that area?

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by JAAlbert
Thu May 10, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7338

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

Another evacuation caught on tape that I find completely infuriating. It is a hoot to see all the indignant post about carting one's luggage off the plane in an emergency. And yes, I get it, the rules ensure the safe evacuation of the aircraft's most precious cargo - the passengers. Personal items ...

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by JAAlbert
Tue May 08, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 19
Views: 7218

Re: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying

geoshina wrote:
TAP received the A320 without the interior fittings.
I think they are installing it at TAP ME @ LIS.


Perhaps this is TAP's new basic economy section -- no fixures, seats, lavatories - just cabin walls. :D

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by JAAlbert
Sun May 06, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 34235

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

Airbus and Boeing own aircraft that are parked somewhere and available for use? I've heard of the two companies purchasing a customer's old aircraft as part of a new purchase, but I didn't know they retained the aircraft. Anybody have information on this?

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by JAAlbert
Sun May 06, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38444

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

What was the thought process of Etihad ordering so many aircraft? I assume some are for replacement, but that still leaves quite a few aircraft. Did the airline have unrealistic expectations or have market conditions changed for them since ordering the planes?

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by JAAlbert
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 27078

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Only 50/year....that's still a fair few jets. Look at A380 production ... I agree - 50 widebody jets a year isn't shabby. And six years worth of production left. This jet is fine for the time being. I also don't think the HA turnaround is all that significant. HA's requirements were such that Airbu...

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by JAAlbert
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 38019

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

One post suggests the planes are being parked due to a pilot storage, another says Ramadan is to blame, which suggests a temporary situation. Which is it? Is it both? Has Emirates not explained the reasoning behind parking the jets?

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by JAAlbert
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 8025

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

So, do you think the public has an unfair view of them Yes. Some people think that they're their servants, others think that they're people on a power trip, and still others think they're there to flirt with. To be (somewhat fair) to us, the flying public, much of the perception of flight attendant...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 33686

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I wonder if the darker blue background will continue onto the fuselage as it does with the current livery? A dark color on the top of the plane could cause problems keeping the plane cool while on the tarmac (or will it with a CFRP fuselage?) and it tends to fade over time and look, well faded. Does...

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