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by sincx
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 76
Views: 17442

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

OA940 wrote:
Not meaning to critisize anyone here, this is a genuine question, but how exactly can you confuse two airports, especially when one is tiny?


Perspective makes things closer to you look bigger.

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by sincx
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC marking milestone with delivery of 10th ARJ21 to EU
Replies: 46
Views: 8368

Re: COMAC marking milestone with delivery of 10th ARJ21 to EU

Seems ARJ21s will be seen increasingly more in China’s regional airports this year Per an informed source on Weibo (https://m.weibo.cn/6142987244/4326655600506507), Jiangxi Air/RY, a subsidiary of Xiamen Air, is going to have ARJ21 ops from Nanchang Airport/KHN at the earliest in June this year RY ...

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by sincx
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese [large] airlines and their subsidiaries
Replies: 13
Views: 1926

Re: Chinese [large] airlines and their subsidiaries

Air China in its turn has: Air China Cargo (51%) Air Macau (66.9%) Ameco (75%) Dalian Airlines (80%) Shenzhen Airlines (51%) Shandong Airlines Tibet Airlines Dalian Airlines was interesting. I flew on them once. The flight was actually sold as a straight-up CA flight with a CA flight number, and I ...

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by sincx
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 84
Views: 14489

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

How much would it take to set up SOIA/CSPR approaches on 19L/R to enable parallel approaches in IMC? CSPR has greatly reduced delays in IMC when 28L/R are used for landings.

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by sincx
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 84
Views: 14489

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

Wow lots of go-arounds, wind shear on final. An UA 789 from PVG just went around. An Alaska A320 is going for their 3rd landing attempt.

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by sincx
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 84
Views: 14489

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

mict wrote:
Weather is bad enough that there are some go arounds. UA525 from IAD just went around.

It ended up diverting to SJC.

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by sincx
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 84
Views: 14489

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

SFO has actually been improving operationally quite a bit. In low ceiling situations, what previously would have been 3 hours delays are now 30-40 minute delays, because SFO now permits parallel approaches to 28L and R with much lower ceilings than before. But that doesn't help when 28L/R can't be u...

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by sincx
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think OneWorld lacks of a big Chinese airline?
Replies: 18
Views: 3629

Re: Do you think OneWorld lacks of a big Chinese airline?

These onesie twosie foreign equity stakes mean absolutely diddly squat when compared with the Chinese Government who have expressed no interest in properly privatizing Chinese aviation. That's definitively true most of the time. However, I'd argue that in the case of CZ, AA's ~3% stake in CZ (in ad...

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by sincx
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC marking milestone with delivery of 10th ARJ21 to EU
Replies: 46
Views: 8368

Re: COMAC marking milestone with delivery of 10th ARJ21 to EU

Except you really think that COMAC cares about making money? They're probably losing billions right now, but Chinese gov't see it as investing in the future having their own (commercial) aircraft production capabilities. But otherwise, I do agree - Chinese eventually need to move away from the &quo...

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by sincx
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-124 at ORD 12/14/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 438

AN-124 at ORD 12/14/2018

Saw an AN-124 pass right in front of the 739 I was on as we were waiting in line for take off. That Russian flag on its big tail was an interesting sight.

This was at ORD yesterday 12/14 at about 10 PM.

Any one know where it came from and why it was at ORD? Couldn't find it on flightaware.

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by sincx
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?
Replies: 90
Views: 10422

Re: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?

UA has a pretty healthy operation to China: ORD-PEK/PVG IAD-PEK EWR-PEK/PVG LAX-PVG SFO-PEK/PVG/CTU 8.5 daily flights is not too shabby. I always wondered about the IAD-PEK route. Generally PVG is better for yields than PEK, often significantly so. So why IAD-PEK? IAD-PVG is only 80 miles further t...

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by sincx
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (Building works updates + discussions)
Replies: 11
Views: 2788

Re: New Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (Building works updates + discussions)

Chengdu doesn't need a second airport. What a waste of money. LHR manages 75m+ pax/year with two runways. CTU has two runways and room to grow.

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by sincx
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Routes To SFO
Replies: 30
Views: 3845

Re: Future A380 Routes To SFO

All Nippon will run A380s to SFO when they up their order. Hey their 777-300ERs only seat 212, they could use more space for a few more seats. It could happen...! I think JFK is more likely. It's a double daily 77W (low density, high J configuration) to NRT/HND and almost always goes out full. An A...

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by sincx
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8381

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

Reading from the news today, looks like another factor would be the baggage restrictions applied for the HSR. It seems like the rules (<20kg, total dimension below 130cm) have been strictly enforced today on the 1st day of operation with bags being tape measured and if your suitcase is over the lim...

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by sincx
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 30096

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

LPSHobby wrote:
any chance of ANA ordering more A380s? What do you think about it?

Only if HND starts allowing A380 operations regularly. Right now HND taxiway spacing is inadequate for routine A380 flights.

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by sincx
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?
Replies: 41
Views: 4158

Re: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?

Me, after reading past the 5th post or so:
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by sincx
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 30096

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

United Airline wrote:
3 A380s=very odd. Hope they get a few more.


The biggest problem would be that 380 can’t operate in HND.
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Why?[/quote]
Taxiways too tight.

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by sincx
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 30096

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

The aircraft appears to be configured with a lot of premium seating, i.e., the whole upper deck. Does ANA sell a lot of premium seats on leisure markets? That jumped out at me too. A lot of premium seats for an 8-hour beach market flight. It wouldn't surprise me too much to see these birds eventual...

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by sincx
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 10357

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

US side at best will only get a handful of flights. Many other nations have been promised and are on waiting list to enter HND for their national carries also such as Finland, Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, UAE plus wider access for ASEAN block. I agree. I'm guessing there will be at most 4 daily slot...

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by sincx
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Shanghai Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3594

Re: Future of Shanghai Airports

What I would rather like them to do is to try to make Pudong more attractive for it to compete better with Hongqiao in the eyes of the public (expanding the Maglev line to the west bank? building freight lines that go directly to the logistics zone through the port?). My thoughts exactly, the magle...

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by sincx
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA Group chairman died in accident on business trip in France
Replies: 23
Views: 6479

Re: Hainan Airline founder died in 57 after in a fall

N14AZ wrote:
R.I.P. Wang Jian

He sure gave the CAAC spawns a good run for their money.

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by sincx
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 16107

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtR4Dnct2iA


Not a hard landing. Not the best landing, but certainly not unreasonable given the conditions.

Manufacturing defect or undetected damage from a previous event.
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MSNfan wrote:
Here is an apparent video of the incident itself...Ouch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtR4Dnct2iA


Not a hard landing. Not the best landing, but certainly not unreasonable given the conditions.

Manufacturing defect or undetected damage from a previous event.

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by sincx
Wed May 02, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: the substitute
Replies: 56
Views: 6090

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: 1281

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: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan
Replies: 101
Views: 16716

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: 5302

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: 5302

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: 5302

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: 20492

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: 4936

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: 7942

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: 14060

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: 32275

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: 8493

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: 32275

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: 8849

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: 3217

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: 8995

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: 13165

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: 7534

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: 19123

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: 3424

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: 12829

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: 13300

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: 13300

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: 30866

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: 12736

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: 69157

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: 13736

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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