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by speedbird52
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: differences between a330 and a340?
Replies: 14
Views: 1692

Re: differences between a330 and a340?

This guy is asking such weirdly specific (Or weirdly broad questions) because he wants to start an airline, I am sure of it. He already has 77Ws in his fleet, and plans to fly it to the 2,280m runway at porto alegre airport, and he is planning to purchase 744s. That is why he was wondering what the ...

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by speedbird52
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL moves last 747 flight
Replies: 23
Views: 3983

Re: DL moves last 747 flight

So it is flying to Paine Field now but I cannot find any info on the times. Can anyone tell me as I would like to go see her one more time and KPAE is far more convenient.

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by speedbird52
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 81752

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

If they end up going with Airbus, then there has to be some bad blood going on between Delta and Boeing. Even before the C-Series debacle, they were moving away from Boeing. I can't believe that an US-based airline would not fly either of Boeing's two recent crown jewels, the 787 Dreamliner and the...

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by speedbird52
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 8014

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

Time and time again we see airlines choosing smaller planes over larger planes, for the simple reason that smaller planes allow airlines to fly routes with less demand more efficiently, and allow airlines to do multiple flights to popular destinations. The question is: How long can this be sustaine...

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by speedbird52
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1482
Views: 183872

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

Stitch wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
To my knowledge ANA are taking delivery of the two Skymark A380s plus one new order.

7BOEING7 wrote:
Didn't EK take the two Skymark airplanes and ANA is getting three new builds?


This is correct - the Skymark frames went to EK and NH will receive new builds.

Hm. Did not know that. Thank's for that.

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by speedbird52
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 8014

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

32andBelow wrote:
Why can't we increase airport capacity? Also, Europe runs super inefficiently with slot controls on airports that would be moderate at best traffic in the USA.

Increasing airport size decreases living space, and growing cities cannot afford that.

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by speedbird52
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 8014

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

Also, point to point alleviates the congestion at large airports by skipping them altogether. If enough passengers go from A to C you can fly them non-stop instead of connecting, effectively stemming the need for more flights from A to B and from B to C. The problem with that logic is that there ar...

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by speedbird52
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1482
Views: 183872

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

LoganTheBogan wrote:
When will ANAs A380 enter production?

To my knowledge ANA are taking delivery of the two Skymark A380s plus one new order.

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by speedbird52
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 8014

Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

Time and time again we see airlines choosing smaller planes over larger planes, for the simple reason that smaller planes allow airlines to fly routes with less demand more efficiently, and allow airlines to do multiple flights to popular destinations. The question is: How long can this be sustained...

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by speedbird52
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787 to YVR?
Replies: 20
Views: 5800

Re: Qantas 787 at YVR?

I doubt many Canadians would use SEA when AC go direct from YVR. For most Canadians, transiting through the US is a pain. It was such a relief when AC got the 777s and we were able to avoid HNL, especially on the return when we had to get off the plane and waste what was sometimes a couple of hours...

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by speedbird52
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 53
Views: 16251

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

What happened to the article linked?

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by speedbird52
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 53
Views: 16251

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

Goodyear wrote:
Saw it fly over yesterday. Interesting...when was the last time BA did a 5 engine ferry?

BA Aircraft are not equipped to do 5 engine ferry flights.

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by speedbird52
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 14565

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

The pilots had a moral objection to where the passengers were being sent. I say bravo to these brave individuals who stood up for what they believed in. Are you consistent in that view? Does that include train drivers, taxi drivers, etc. who don't want refugees on their vehicle? The problem wasn't ...

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by speedbird52
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 14565

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

The figures are from January this year and effect Frankfurt Cologne and Bonn airports and Lufthansa and Eurowings amoung others. "The decision not to carry a passenger, was ultimately down to the pilot on a "case-by-case decision", Lufthansa spokesman Michael Lamberty told the Westde...

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by speedbird52
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 174394

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

Avaitor wrote:
I could actually see Qantas choosing to go to the 747-8i to replace their 744s. Similar size and range and more efficient.

To my knowledge Qantas keeps the 400ERs around for two reasons: Range and ETOPS requirements for Joburg and South America. Capacity is not that important to them.

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by speedbird52
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star
Replies: 34
Views: 8455

Re: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star

They also have one of the worst frequent flyer programs. It is amazing they are still part of Star Alliance since they don’t even give miles on many of their fares. They only care about full fare economy, business and first when earning miles yet make it incredibly difficult to redeem for business ...

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by speedbird52
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would Pan Am look like today?
Replies: 26
Views: 3012

Re: What would Pan Am look like today?

UpNAWAy wrote:
It wouldn't exist.
An international only airline with no domestic feed accept O&D would have never lasted. Also no "luxury" airline of any large scale size has ever been financial viable.

Isn't that literally what Emirates is

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by speedbird52
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 9286

Re: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018

Amazing how long these are lasting

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by speedbird52
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 50
Views: 12728

Re: French Blue to change its name

Guess SAS will have to sue Airbus SAS...

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by speedbird52
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 12447

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

I understand how frustrated passengers could be because of the reduced legroom in the new 737MAX, but one positive aspect of the new airplane is how quiet it is on take off, even quieter than on current 737 NG variants. I haven't flown on the MAX yet, I just read in the posted article about the qui...

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by speedbird52
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos
Replies: 89
Views: 3304

Re: Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos

Is this one the videos? https://twitter.com/JaydaBF/status/935609305574903812 If so it turns out it is a native Dutch guy who did it (who isn't a Muslim). Correct. After this Trump continued to send out tweest about fake news of some news stations. Bad thing is many are d.mb enough to inhale this B...

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by speedbird52
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 174394

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

I've heard that the Boeing proposal is a 748SP, they used the 400 fuselage and put it on the wing and engine of the 8i to improve payload/range. It lets them swap the 744ER one-for one, and between fuel burn improvements of 16%, the extra 3,000 liters of fuel, and the 40t MTOW boost they get a viab...

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by speedbird52
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Silverbird Heritage Livery?
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: American Airlines Silverbird Heritage Livery???

They're just NOT going to repaint one....BOOM...DONE ! N918NN, ..I believe. Plus...they already have one in the lightning bolt. Used to be N951AA...I forget what the reg is now. A quick Google finds both are repainted in the new livery :( N905NN is wearing the Astrojet livery now. I saw her a coupl...

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by speedbird52
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Silverbird Heritage Livery?
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: American Airlines Silverbird Heritage Livery???

727LOVER wrote:
They're just NOT going to repaint one....BOOM...DONE !

N918NN, ..I believe.

Plus...they already have one in the lightning bolt. Used to be N951AA...I forget what the reg is now.

A quick Google finds both are repainted in the new livery :(

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by speedbird52
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787 to YVR?
Replies: 20
Views: 5800

Qantas 787 to YVR?

As much as I love the 744, seeing SYD-YVR as a seasonal flight makes one wonder how many seats are being filled up on her. Would the 787 be a better fit on the route?

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by speedbird52
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 29739

Re: BRITISH AIRWAYS....DELTA ..AND JAPAN AIRLINES in talks with Boeing.

Still not sure what the 777-9 offers BA unless they are looking for a high-density 747-400 replacement. If they dropped FIRST and reduced Club World to 40-48 with 24-32 World Traveller Plus they could probably get 250 World Traveller seats into it at 10-abreast. BA very much need a B744 capacity re...

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by speedbird52
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 29739

Re: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing

With the 747 retirement planned in the next 8 years, I think BA quite frankly need the 779. Nothing else can really replace the 86j configuration. BA also would do well with the 797. Nothing really fills the 767s shoes in Europe, and the 797 could possibly replace the few TATL 757s BA operated.

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by speedbird52
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 19839

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

It looks great but by the time it will be fully rolled out it will already be obsolete.

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by speedbird52
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA60 NRT-DFW diverts to SEA
Replies: 6
Views: 2467

Re: AA60 NRT-DFW diverts to SEA

Why are so many 77Es having engine troubles? We had the BA one a while ago that had an engine fire after takeoff.

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by speedbird52
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to operate Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November and December
Replies: 71
Views: 20376

Re: Lufthansa to operate 63 Boeing 747-400 roundtrips between Frankfurt and Berlin in November

VC10er wrote:
Has LH stated that they are getting rid of their 744s? If so, by when? I assume they would keep their 748 for a long time as they are still new and last I read they are very happy with them. True?

I talked to a LH 744 captain early this year. He said they should be around for another 7 years or so.

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by speedbird52
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-800NG Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2343

Re: Southwest 737-800NG Question

Won't 2018 be the last year any NGs are built?

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by speedbird52
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Classic Aircraft in Iran
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Flying Classic Aircraft in Iran

I am planning to make a trip to Iran this winter. I am hoping to get the opportunity to fly on some of the last Iranian classics left in the sky. The two aircraft I have the most interest in are the Mahan Air 747-300 and the Iran Aseman 727. How would I go about catching a ride on those two aircraft...

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by speedbird52
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does Qantas use the 744 at Brisbane?
Replies: 1
Views: 448

How does Qantas use the 744 at Brisbane?

There is only one 744 route out of Brisbane with Qantas, to LAX and JFK. However, I am incredibly confused as to how it works. I assume that the aircraft flies from Sidney to LAX, then on to JFK, then back to LAX, then to BNE. And after a few cycles airframes are switched at LAX with that 744 headin...

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by speedbird52
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?
Replies: 43
Views: 11912

Re: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?

Flightaware , just like you, are wrong. EK has been flying their A380 into SFO contiunulously for the past few years. So try again. Did you see an Emirates A380 land at SFO yourself? If you asking me, yes. I work at SFO and my office looks right out on the A-International Gates. I think we would al...

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by speedbird52
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz CRJ-200 Painted to 2017 ACX Colours
Replies: 26
Views: 5886

Re: Jazz CRJ-200 Painted to 2017 ACX Colours

Does Jazz still have any of their livery flying?

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by speedbird52
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?
Replies: 43
Views: 11912

Re: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?

If you would scroll up, you can see that Emirates responded already and the A380 is going nowhere. This thread was done with 4 months ago and was suddenly brought back to life by someone talking about a temporary switch to the 777 for IAD. SFO was switched to a 77W according to FlightAware. Today w...

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by speedbird52
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS flying the A346 to SEA for the next few weeks
Replies: 7
Views: 2767

Re: VS flying the A346 to SEA for the next few weeks

What engine situation exactly? Rolls Royce is having a few cracking and corrosion issues with their Trent 1000 engine that's mounted on Boeing 787 aircraft. I believe ANA and Thai are among the operators that have had to ground their aircraft. Not 100% sure if this is the reason for VS and the A346...

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by speedbird52
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS flying the A346 to SEA for the next few weeks
Replies: 7
Views: 2767

Re: VS flying the A346 to SEA for the next few weeks

What engine situation exactly?

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by speedbird52
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?
Replies: 96
Views: 11285

Re: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?

People over here I acting like they have something emotionally invested in the A340 being either properly powered or underpowered.

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by speedbird52
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Academic Acheivements Do I need To Become a Long Haul Pilot at a Large US Airline
Replies: 16
Views: 3062

Re: What Academic Acheivements Do I need To Become a Long Haul Pilot at a Large US Airline

I don't know if you are a US resident/citizen, but there really isn't anything in the US as a "long haul" pilot. If you have the necessary qualifications and experience, you can get hired by a Major in the US. You will start out in the right seat of a 737/320 type aircraft doing short hau...

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by speedbird52
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?
Replies: 96
Views: 11285

Re: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?

Chaostheory wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Has society reached a point where people feel offended over hearing that an airplane doesn't have enough power?


If you want to become a pilot, I suggest you buckle up and read/listen to those who know what they're talking about.

Take that as a yes

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by speedbird52
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 108
Views: 11907

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

How on Earth would turning Chicago into a monopoly be good?

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by speedbird52
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Experts working with Homeland Security hacked into Boeing 757
Replies: 14
Views: 2288

Re: Experts working with Homeland Security hacked into Boeing 757

This sounds like a load of BS. That reporter has likely never seen a 757 cockpit if they think hacking into a 757 could be in anyway productive.

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by speedbird52
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing and how it markets its 787 wings from an aerodynamics point of view
Replies: 46
Views: 4724

Re: Boeing and how it markets its 787 wings from an aerodynamics point of view

I think you're overthinking it, 99.9999% of the population doesn't care, and those who do casually glance over just think "Oh cool, it's a plane." Regarding the wing thickness/weight/drag tradeoff, ferpe had a good thread here a few years back on that topic. Search "Airbus and Boeing...

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by speedbird52
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?
Replies: 96
Views: 11285

Re: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?

Has society reached a point where people feel offended over hearing that an airplane doesn't have enough power?

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by speedbird52
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Academic Acheivements Do I need To Become a Long Haul Pilot at a Large US Airline
Replies: 16
Views: 3062

What Academic Acheivements Do I need To Become a Long Haul Pilot at a Large US Airline

I am in my mid teens and have recently come to terms with the fact that the idea that I can change the world is bullshit, and that we should stop filling the minds of the youth and children with these false hopes. Instead, we should be telling them to do what inspires them, and makes them happy. I h...

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by speedbird52
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 5286

Re: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018

I would be surprised if they build one! Realistically, maybe 100-200. What we need to know is who.

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by speedbird52
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6472

What was American Like Before the Merger

Recently I have read a lot about how American has lost quality because it has adopted the USAirways business model. Yet per my memory everything I heard about American before the merge was bad, and all of a sudden they seem to be a half decent airline. Are any of those sentiments true?

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by speedbird52
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88404

Re: what money did united airlines lose with the b747-400?

blogdoguib wrote:
flight152 wrote:
blogdoguib wrote:
what money did united airlines lose with the b747-400?

What money? What are you asking?

yes

This is why I maintain that alcohol is an evil poison.

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