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by 77H
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 752
Views: 97371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

2887 is not getting the Polaris Mod. Only getting Heavy Check with NGS Mod for now. 2888 is only Polaris Mod with Heavy Check. 2796 Polaris Mod and first Airplane to be retrofitted with Premium Economy. How soon will they circle back to the 3 units w/o Prem Economy to eliminate the odd fleet? Up fr...

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by 77H
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?

How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ? I will fly on one soon, but I am seated in row 46, but looking at Seatguru seatmaps I cant' find any of their B777-300 having that many rows .. The route is Tokyo Haneda - Osaka I find Wikipedia to be a good source for airline seat counts ...

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by 77H
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to downsize its Guam operation
Replies: 54
Views: 16883

Re: United to downsize its Guam operation

We heard that the other day in the office. Im not sure if its true or just a rumor. My buddy over at 9K was mum on the subject. Good luck living in Hawaii on 9K ATR pay. Good luck also finding somewhere in HNL to stage this supposed operation. If WN can make it happen I’d be fairly confident 9K, on...

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by 77H
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERAU airplane crash in Daytona, wing falls off
Replies: 12
Views: 3986

Re: ERAU airplane crash in Daytona, wing falls off

So sad to learn of this crash. My prayers go out to the families. Years ago my father was an instructor at ERAU and happened to catch some chatter on his home scanner between two ERAU students, each in separate aircraft. One was bragging to the other that he was going to do a loop. To my father's d...

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by 77H
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 71
Views: 7170

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

I don’t think anyone is suggesting that EWR be downsized. Rather, UA has choices of what kind of traffic they flow over each hub. And for more of their north-south domestic traffic on the east coast, they could choose to flow it over IAD instead of EWR. The reasons to do so would be because of capa...

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by 77H
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 13817

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

A lot of rubbish in this thread, pun intended. It is the airlines responsibility to provide a clean and safe environment for everyone on the aircraft, crew and passengers. Urine is not full of germs, it is cleaner than most door handles anyone ever encounters. Most of the water in the floor is not ...

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by 77H
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 18668

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

Now here is the first a321neo with regular Alaska livery. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/922/27696172208_a68923e4d6_k.jpg Alaska Airlines, D-AVXY,Reg.N828VA,MSN 8246,Airbus A 321-253N, 19.04.2018, XFW-EDHI, Hamburg-Finkenwerder by Henryk Konrad , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/912/3975764...

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by 77H
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?
Replies: 36
Views: 4554

Re: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?

With Air NZ’s 787’s currently restricted to 140 mins ETOPS they’re not going anywhere far over the horizon anyway. Pardon my ignorance but how are they able to operate AKL-IAH with anything less than ETOPS 180? Looking at GCmap ETOPS138 (which is the closest I could find to ETOPS 140) would not all...

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by 77H
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 651
Views: 100686

Re: WN emergency landing at PHL

Holy cow https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da_2f2hXUAAATES.jpg Lot's of damage to the engine and some to the wing. Nah, they can still fly! "For those passengers continuing to Dallas this is your aircraft...stay in your seats so we can get an accurate thru count." Want to apologize for this jok...

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by 77H
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?
Replies: 36
Views: 4554

Re: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?

With Air NZ’s 787’s currently restricted to 140 mins ETOPS they’re not going anywhere far over the horizon anyway. Pardon my ignorance but how are they able to operate AKL-IAH with anything less than ETOPS 180? Looking at GCmap ETOPS138 (which is the closest I could find to ETOPS 140) would not all...

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by 77H
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 466
Views: 106348

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

audidudi wrote:
KE's are white also!


Correct but so is the rest of the fleet in those cases which is why I didn’t include them or airlines like JL. The 3 I named seem to be the only carriers who have 787 cowlings that differ from the standard livery

77H

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by 77H
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 466
Views: 106348

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Intesting the Gold colored nacelles on that Gulf Air plane.... I thought painting the nacelles was strong discouraged by Boeing.. Nevermind, I see the British Airways plane has Blue ones..... I guess leaving them white has gone out of practice. I would say at this point, there are more 787 customer...

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by 77H
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to downsize its Guam operation
Replies: 54
Views: 16883

Re: United to downsize its Guam operation

It seems like JAL will be going daily 767? Now all the GUM-NRT flights will be B738's. Big cuts there. http://aeronauticsonline.com/united-airlines-cuts-capacity-to-guam/ That's just for UA right? Yes. However, I believe other airlines have downgauged aircraft, reduced frequency or canceled service...

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by 77H
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is
Replies: 29
Views: 6128

Re: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is

How much more can UA grow in Denver? Plus thinking about Salt Lake City expanding airport, they can compete more successfully against Denver. SLC expansion or not, the DEN metro area is 2 times larger than SLC. That means, at a minimum double the O&D potential. Not to mention that COS, a city o...

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by 77H
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777-300 to OGG on 4/11
Replies: 12
Views: 3684

Re: UA 777-300 to OGG on 4/11

[list=][/list] Flight 1728 OGG-SFO, took off 3paxs shy of full 60C/303Y - holds 60/306... So not half or even 3/4 loaded - operated fine. But not much in the way of fuel. Exactly what I meant. Passengers are a relatively small part of the weight. Fuel is where the weight is. Not sure I agree with t...

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by 77H
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Cabin Class in Cargo Hold?
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: New Cabin Class in Cargo Hold?

I would assume they would be suites that could be sold at a premium. Far more revenue than cargo. I imagine they would only be used in flight and passengers would need to return to the main cabin for take off and landing.

77H

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by 77H
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Malaysian 777-200ER pricing
Replies: 8
Views: 2670

Re: Ex-Malaysian 777-200ER pricing

One would think that UA could find a use for some used 77E equipment. Perhaps to boost high capacity domestic and leisure routes.

77H

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by 77H
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777-300 to OGG on 4/11
Replies: 12
Views: 3684

Re: UA 777-300 to OGG on 4/11

I hope someone got pictures of this. I’ve flown on the 77W out of HNL. Unfortunately I learned about this too late or I would have flown over to catch the departure.

77H

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by 77H
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guard who dragged Dr. Dao sues United, et al.
Replies: 29
Views: 5628

Re: Guard who dragged Dr. Dao sues United, et al.

I’m unsure what UA has to do with this ? UA staff called CDA Officers to assist in the removal of a passenger. I have no interest in getting into the rights or wrongs of it, that’s been discussed to death. Once on the scene and on the aircraft this officer and his colleague had to have seen this was...

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by 77H
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6519

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

HNL and KOA see an interesting assortment of aircraft. Both see decent amounts of new aircraft deliveries and end of life ferries from around the Pacific Rim. Also a fair amount of unique firefighting aircraft flying in between CA/US and AU. Very rarely in HNL we see some Antonov movements.

77H

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by 77H
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo to Maui, Kauai and Island of Hawaii
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: Cargo to Maui, Kauai and Island of Hawaii

In short, yes inbound air cargo direct into the neighbor islands is a big market for the airlines, especially perishables. That said, many airlines, most notably UA replaced their West Coast-Neighbor Island WBs with NB aircraft some years ago which had a big impact on capacity. Unlike the passenger ...

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by 77H
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 340
Views: 76663

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Local Spotter Huy Do caught it out on the flight line yesterday. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/26419480737_7a8ce7f75b_c.jpg Boeing 737 MAX 9 United Airlines N67501 LN6834 by Huy Do , on Flickr Memo to geminijets..... I need a 1:200 UA 737 MAX 9 diecast asap please :) I wonder why they’re keepi...

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by 77H
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Busan to HNL
Replies: 35
Views: 3628

Re: Why no Busan to HNL

Aircraft performance issues aside it seems like the perfect route for JinAir (Korean’s LCC subsidiary).

77H

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by 77H
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weight Restriction A333 vs B772 vs B788?
Replies: 8
Views: 2565

Re: Weight Restriction A333 vs B772 vs B788?

Okay former US Airways A333 are relatively light duty. They are about 18 years old. FCO-CLT is just about the longest flight they do, or can do. It is possible that revenue cargo displaced the nonrevs. Any 772ER would trounce any A333 especially early PW A333 such as the ex US birds. A base model 7...

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by 77H
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 752
Views: 97371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

cosyr, Good assessment on the 764. EWR-HNL, IAH-AMS and US-Brazil covers a majority of International services and the 16 unit fleet can easily be scheduled on those and shorter routes. If not converted to Polaris, could the 764 eventually become a transcon, hub-to-hub, Hawaiian aircraft or less pre...

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by 77H
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 752
Views: 97371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

cosyr, Good assessment on the 764. EWR-HNL, IAH-AMS and US-Brazil covers a majority of International services and the 16 unit fleet can easily be scheduled on those and shorter routes. If not converted to Polaris, could the 764 eventually become a transcon, hub-to-hub, Hawaiian aircraft or less pre...

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by 77H
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest UA international routes
Replies: 24
Views: 4485

Re: Busiest UA international routes

None of those flights can compare to IAH-MEX and some other short to medium haul routes. Yesterday, IAH-MEX had 7 mainline flights. If they were all flown with 737-800s with the slimline seats that would be a total of 1162, 28 seats more than EWR-LHR, however it is flown with a mix of 737s and A319...

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by 77H
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary
Replies: 35
Views: 5072

Re: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary

Interesting to read this thread from the former Aloha lounge at HNL right now. Have a few hours between flights and my HA-F inter island ticket granted me access. Was nice to see the murials still exist on the Makai pier. Aloha had its faults, which is one reason many airlines didn't want to invest...

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by 77H
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary
Replies: 35
Views: 5072

Re: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary

Too bad their 737-200's weren't scrapped back 10 years ago, but no, they are still flying as Aloha Air Cargo, waking up HawaII residents with those JT8D's blasting at fun times like midnight and 5 am daily. Aloha hasn’t had 732’s for about a year now. They were replaced with 733’s. TransAir still h...

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by 77H
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10570

Re: What airline had the first Website?

jumbojet wrote:
Inn the good ole U.S of A Delta beat everyone to the punch, we all know that!


Here we go again....
Facts really mean nothing to you do they?

77H

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by 77H
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10711

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

Too late. :razz: :lol: A little googling puts Australia, New Zealand and Papua-New Guinea as Oceania, plus assorted South Pacific Islands if you want to be "inclusive". Hawaii is North America. Personally based on my 1960's education I think there are 5 continents, 7 maybe if you include ...

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by 77H
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest UA international routes
Replies: 24
Views: 4485

Re: Busiest UA international routes

What are the most popular international routes by United? Popular is subjective and busiest can be hard to pinpoint as most airlines don’t publish load factors to my knowledge. Additionally, different routes are busier at different times of the year. It would be interesting to know what flights hav...

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by 77H
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary
Replies: 35
Views: 5072

Re: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Air_Cargo


They also have a 763C (in full KH (Aloha) colors). I believe it is operated by ATI on behalf of Aloha.

77H
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raylee67 wrote:
At least the air cargo division of Aloha survives and has been flying 737 to this day as Aloha Air Cargo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Air_Cargo


They also have a 763C (in full KH (Aloha) colors). I believe it is operated by ATI on behalf of Aloha.

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by 77H
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines, Hawaiian Islands to Denver
Replies: 21
Views: 4053

Re: United Airlines, Hawaiian Islands to Denver

The article mentions the Saks bedding, which means these flights are virtually like international. I think it shows United thinking out of the box more than they usually do, so BRAVO! I think it’s smart when an airline can put a stake in the ground and virtually “own” a designation or region. I can...

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by 77H
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aggressive Passenger may have to pay cost of divert
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

Re: Aggressive Passenger may have to pay cost of divert

EA CO AS wrote:
He's lucky he's not being forced to pay the cost of the escort by the two F-15s.


Valuable training for the Military. No reimbursement needed.

77H

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by 77H
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by cyberattack: 777 and 787 eqp affected
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Boeing hit by cyberattack: 777 and 787 eqp affected

Bombardier is behind it. Mark my words.
:lol:
77H

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by 77H
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines, Hawaiian Islands to Denver
Replies: 21
Views: 4053

Re: United Airlines, Hawaiian Islands to Denver

In addition to the DEN service UA has added ORD-OGG 5x weekly year around and upped frequencies from LAX/SFO to the outer islands. Looks like there will also be a few SFO-OGG flights operated by the 772 in April.

77H

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by 77H
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 8322

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

Interesting that the fancy new airports in Chinese cities are further down the list. Looks like Shanghai is the only one in the top 20...i wonder why? Nice facilities but poor services? And I would say Hongqiao only get so far up b/c of how convenient it is compare to the rest. It's not even all th...

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by 77H
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy
Replies: 50
Views: 13067

Re: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy

Bricktop wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
Thank you to the good people of Newsweek for not linking to that tape....

TTIWWOV!


Beat me to it !

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by 77H
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11645

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

The Branch Manager made the point of saying "Mainland Bank". It was US Bank by the way, a well known banking institution throughout the country. Didn't matter to them one bit. Irony being that the biggest and oldest bank in Hawaii is French... That it is. I bank at the second biggest ;) 77H

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by 77H
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11645

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

Oh and if you don't believe Hawaii Brand recognition and local residence's wariness to unfamiliar brands is important, ask go!, Discovery and Mokulele by Republic and flyHawaii how things are working out for them. Discovery and FlyHawaii are not relevant to the discussion of brand recognition. Disc...

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by 77H
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11645

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

. You would be foolish to think that any local resident in Hawaii that has ever traveled to any other part of the U.S. hasn't heard of WN. Discovery and Mokulele?? Really?? I would say WN brand strength carries a little more weight than the examples you listed... I think AS is having enough to deal...

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by 77H
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11645

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

Note, these are all flights from markets where WN dominates. In the case of OAK, it's an overwhelming fortress hub. For all the ways that WN added capacity against AS this year, the one place they haven't done so yet is HI, where AS has its best profit margins. So WN would be foolish to leave that ...

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by 77H
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6679

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

I do wonder why a person who avoids the US Carriers takes time out of the day to post on a thread about an US Air Carrier. 77H That statement says far more about you than it does about bgm. :roll: Or, if you prefer... I wonder why so many people who have never transported their pet by aircraft, tak...

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by 77H
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11645

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

Note, these are all flights from markets where WN dominates. In the case of OAK, it's an overwhelming fortress hub. For all the ways that WN added capacity against AS this year, the one place they haven't done so yet is HI, where AS has its best profit margins. So WN would be foolish to leave that ...

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by 77H
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6679

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

nail on the head.... Yet it still doesn't smell as foul as the blind DL fanboy rhetoric of smearing every other airline plying the skies while explaining away any and everything DL does wrong. There is a relatively new term for this M.O. Its called, "whataboutism". Let me give you an exam...

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by 77H
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 236
Views: 72644

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I'm far from an expert but are those complete engines or just shells with weights in them? I don't think I've seen the engines filled with something like this and I can't think of another reason why they would be there. From the photo, they look like the could be engine covers. I've seen these plac...

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by 77H
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11645

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

Given the attention that southwest is paying to Alaska Airlines, I would think a large part of this entry is to squeeze as, whose most profitable routes out of secondary cali airports are to Hawaii, especially the ones where they have monopoly. Given such, their first 2 airports with be oak and San...

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by 77H
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 236
Views: 72644

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

^^MSN 8126 https://farm1.staticflickr.com/814/40009998115_19ab7f08ae_z.jpg A321-253N, Alaska Airlines, D-AZAH, N927VA (MSN 8126) by Mathias Düber , on Flickr I'm far from an expert but are those complete engines or just shells with weights in them? I don't think I've seen the engines filled with so...

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by 77H
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6679

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

[ The stench of desperation amongst the UA employees on this forum is strong as ever. Delta would have to sink much further to reach the murky depths of United's clusterf**kery. nail on the head.... Yet it still doesn't smell as foul as the blind DL fanboy rhetoric of smearing every other airline p...

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