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by sincx
Wed May 02, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: the substitute
Replies: 56
Views: 5957

Re: Concorde: the substitute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqE-ultsWt0 ) has a better chance of happening within our lifetimes than another Concorde.
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I think Elon Musk's suborbital BFR proposal ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqE-ultsWt0 ) has a better chance of happening within our lifetimes than another Concorde.

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by sincx
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Desirability/Possibility of US-China Open Skies
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Re: Desirability/Possibility of US-China Open Skies

Not going to happen on the US side. AA, DL, and UA are quite enjoying their nice little division of the US-origin China traffic now that there's no more frequencies and thus capacity is naturally limited.

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by sincx
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References
Replies: 33
Views: 6644

Re: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

They might want to police their own Airlines first even CX which the communist party has a 30% share in , puts Hong Kong as a different country..... It is acceptable to them if the name of the list is "countries/regions" instead of simply "countries", when it come to marking for...

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by sincx
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 5197

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

HU is more likely than MU, IMO. HU to the US from PEK: BOS, LAS, ORD, SEA, SJC. In the EU, HU is adding DUB and EDI in June 2018, so HU continues trying to buy market share. HU even serves TIJ (Tijuana MX) from PEK ... ??!! but not SoCal. HU might use its LCC, JD (Beijing Capital Airlines). JD now ...

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by sincx
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 5197

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

Does MU have any spare PVG allocations to start this service? I think the bilateral is fully maxed out, except there might be 2 spare slots on the US side (none on the China side). Here's MU's currently weekly flights to the US: PVG-HNL 6x PVG-ORD 5x PVG-LAX 14x PVG-JFK 14x PVG-SFO 7x NKG-LAX 3x TA...

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by sincx
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 5197

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

Looks like one of the mainland Chinese carriers (believed to be MU) has in principle accepted the offer and will seek to launch a service to ONT. Where will China Eastern get the slots from? The bilateral slot allocation is fully maxed out on both sides, so MU will have to cut some other frequency ...

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by sincx
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China CA1350 suspected hijack - 15/4
Replies: 10
Views: 20310

Re: Air China CA1350 suspected hijack - 15/4

Word's coming out that this morning, CA1350 Changsha - Beijing (opby A321 B-6555) was hijacked. The hijacker brought a knife onboard and hijacked the purser. Hopefully this doesn’t lead to even more intensive safety checks. Don’t know about the safety checks in Changsha but in PEK, Terminal 3 it’s ...

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by sincx
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Smisek had stayed at United?
Replies: 29
Views: 4839

Re: What if Smisek had stayed at United?

AA737-823 wrote:
'Cause it's pretty ruff. Especially if you're a dog.

Fixed it for you :D

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by sincx
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 7859

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

That's pretty interesting that they're willing to give a $10,000 voucher instead of 400% of her one-way fare in cash (which is probably about $600, like she said). Does UA hate giving out cash that much? I feel like this problem could have been solved much earlier if UA just said to her "as req...

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by sincx
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narita cleared to extend hours, build new runway
Replies: 48
Views: 11628

Re: Narita cleared to extend hours, build new runway

DEN is probably the worst I’ve experience. It has irregular bus service and a taxi to the city can cost $70 USD, more in peak hours with rush hour traffic. Over the last 2 decades Denver has built a comprehensive light rail system, they really need to connect that to their giant domestic hub, which...

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by sincx
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 31345

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

bob75013 wrote:
aeropix wrote:
Bottom line: Dog owner is responsible for dog. Nobody else. Nuff said.

Bottom line.The FA is responsible for violating United's policy policy and killing the dog. Nuff said.

:thumbsup:

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by sincx
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8270

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

Sending the dog to STL, OKC, DEN, ORD, MSY etc is a mistake. Sending the dog to NRT is just pure negligence. Coincidently, I just spoke to a Pet Forwarder I work with, who actually told me about the incident before it reached mainstream news. I was told that it was the pet boarding company that mis...

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by sincx
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 31345

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

I will give Oscar props for at least taking ownership of this tragedy. I half expected him to say something like, "great job team, way to keep that dog out of the passengers way". It does seem that UA is learning from its past misgivings. “This was a tragic accident that should never have...

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by sincx
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 5 planes-3 days of hell..
Replies: 9
Views: 8590

Re: 5 planes-3 days of hell..

One of the most unique and interesting trip reports on here. Thanks for sharing.

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by sincx
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA in PEK
Replies: 9
Views: 3155

Re: BA in PEK

LAXintl wrote:
Remember BA just (Dec 2017) signed codeshare with China Southern to deepen its China reach. Also BA is one of the few airlines scheduled for move to Daxing to stay close to CZ.

Cue the "CZ is moving to OneWorld and CX will be joining Star" comments.

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by sincx
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 8724

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

Why is something that is perfectly legal within the negotiated bilaterals “sad”? Presumably, the US government negotiated some quid pro quo with China when it allowed fifth freedom access in the US-China bilateral. US carriers have had long standing fifth freedom rights from Japan to China. Delta o...

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by sincx
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 81
Views: 12909

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=DOT-OST-2018-0019

Air China's attorney put the incorrect docket number on the filing. Sloppy.
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DOT Docket No: DOT-OST-2018-0019-0001

Link: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=DOT-OST-2018-0019

Air China's attorney put the incorrect docket number on the filing. Sloppy.

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by sincx
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 38
Views: 7401

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

FSDan wrote:
neomax wrote:
Wonder what DL will do with a spare 77L...


ATL-PVG starts up on 7/20.

Where is DL getting the frequencies from? The cancelled NRT-PVG?

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by sincx
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 18909

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

From what i understand the boarder crossing can be quite difficult & time consuming... There are ferries from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Macau that bring passengers directly to the secured, post-exit-immigration departures area at Hong Kong International Airport, so it's the same amount of hassle...

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by sincx
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest red-eye flight
Replies: 34
Views: 3113

Shortest red-eye flight

I was looking at flight options for international holiday travel earlier, and came across these horrendous red-eye flights: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/APJ898/history/20171031/1725Z/ZSPD/RJTT http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ANA968/history/20171101/1745Z/ZSPD/RJTT 2.5 hour flight, leaves at...

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by sincx
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers
Replies: 58
Views: 12456

Re: Gatwick airport; is it still world no 1 single runway airport by pax numbers

cosyr wrote:
Is SAN the busiest genuinely single runway airport?

Fukuoka has to be up there as well.

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by sincx
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.
Replies: 49
Views: 13012

Re: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.

What a shame! China Eastern went from what was in my opinion one of the most recognizable, distinctive liveries, to being one of the worst victims of the "eurowhite" fad I've ever seen. Yes, the old livery was quite dated but that was my favorite part about it! Yeah, the next time someone...

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by sincx
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.
Replies: 49
Views: 13012

Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.

This is China Eastern's livery for its Yunnan division. http://i.imgur.com/QMQ0LRU.jpg I think this is the single worst livery I have ever seen on a 73G. The relatively short fuselage barely fits the lengthened title of the airline, and both the font and the color make the livery seem like a kid's d...

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by sincx
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 236
Views: 30409

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

I agree with vfw614. These airlines have no other choice then the ATR or the Q400. I also don't completely buy it that only in our region these aircraft supposed to be performing bad and nowhere else. I have read here about a Hawaiian airline also not being satisfied with the ATR but also don't kno...

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by sincx
Fri May 05, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 12591

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

The solution is to actually enforce the rule that people who need extra space must buy two seats, and remove from the flight those who do not comply for violating the condition of carriage. It's not to give free* first class upgrades to the obese.

* - everyone else pays for them.

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by sincx
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 68210

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

The only saving grace might be that airlines want a certain seat count, that gives you a too long single aisle. Exactly. While a 757-300 may be very efficient, it also takes 20+ minutes to unload and 45+ minutes to load, where as a smaller single-aisle and a twin-aisle can both turn faster. Planes ...

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by sincx
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?
Replies: 84
Views: 13301

Re: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?

If there is a plane larger than the 777, it will be a twin, possibly with a thrust assist APU. That said, thrust assist APUs are gas hogs that limit range as they burn far more fuel than a standard APU when running. They also have old school TSFC as the are optimized for weight, restart, and no war...

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by sincx
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?
Replies: 84
Views: 13301

Re: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?

P.S. -- everyone should take a look at Matt6461's more technical analysis of the Ecoliner: viewtopic.php?t=775819 Was very interesting for me. Thanks. But I'd have appreciated it a bit more if you chimed in on the thread! Lol. Sometimes it feels like I'm raving to myself on those threads, which has...

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by sincx
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?
Replies: 84
Views: 13301

Re: Is it possible to build a twin engined superjumbo/jumbo?

Here's another thought (entirely speculative): Use lithium ion batteries and an electrically-powered ducted fan for backup takeoff power instead of a jet-A powered ATPU. Current lithium ion batteries top out at around 0.5 kilowatt per kg in terms of specific power (as opposed to around 5-6 kW/kg for...

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by sincx
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shanghai Pudong International Airport Explosion
Replies: 9
Views: 12762

Re: Shanghai Pudong International Airport Explosion

The perpetrator was sentenced to 8 years in prison. https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/17/chinese-man-detonated-home-made-bomb-shanghai-airport-jailed-8-years/ The court called this a "severe" sentence, but it seems a bit light to me for attempted multiple murder in a public space. In the ...

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by sincx
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W emerges from the factory
Replies: 121
Views: 41805

Re: United 77W emerges from the factory

Ahh, yes. UA's Polaris-equipped 77W.

Spring time for those in B̶u̶s̶i̶n̶e̶s̶s̶PolarisFirst, winter time for those stuck in 10-abreast 16.8" wide Y.

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by sincx
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angry Pax block plane on PEK runway
Replies: 7
Views: 3203

Re: Angry Pax block plane on PEK runway

Looks like two more names will be added to the Chinese travel ban blacklist. Although it's surprising that--given how often these sort of incidents happen in China--that violators aren't punished more harshly for these antics. Most people just get a fine. Occasionally a few nights in jail for assaul...

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by sincx
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13031

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

I think all airlines that carry cattle(aka poor passengers on LCC/ULCC) should be forced to use remote boarding. It saves the premium experience for the people that paid for it and the cattle can suffer. As long as the respective passenger pays the same facility fees and the respective airlines pay...

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