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by 727200
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the fate of these "doubtful" A380 orders?
Replies: 17
Views: 2796

Re: What will the fate of these "doubtful" A380 orders?

No one, including China will be buying anymore of these dinosaurs. "Dead man Walking" that simple. All we are waiting for is the actual funeral.

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by 727200
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 51
Views: 5570

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

Arion, really?

The 737 MAX has 4,000 orders from 92 customers.

777X has 326 orders.

777 as a whole has 1.526 orders.

747-8/8F has 122 since 2005.

747-all has 1,536 orders.

Now what did you want to say isn't selling?

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by 727200
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 51
Views: 5570

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

The original post is a personal opinion, of which we all have. Clearly Boeing is outselling Airbus and has for a while. But perhaps, and there is strong sentiment for this, Airbus gains were the result of the current investigation that is going on and Airbus admitting that they have paid them. Coinc...

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by 727200
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 149
Views: 19664

Re: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT

I think 'Jumbo Jet" has been sucking a little too much Jet-A exhaust. There isn't an airline still operating that will continue to fly money losing routes in good times let alone in the bad ones. Yes there are marginal routes out there that are kept around for various reason's, but the real 'do...

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by 727200
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 149
Views: 19664

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

Are you for real? Who else flies this route that it is a 'copy cat?' And as I posted earlier, UA is very aggressive in going after new routes or for that matter announcing new destinations. Where and when was the last time AA or DL announced a new international location? Seems like it has been a whi...

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by 727200
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 149
Views: 19664

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

Sure seems like UA is very aggressive on new routes. Much more than the other 2 guys. Does anyone know how many routes AA and DL have opened this year?

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by 727200
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 47
Views: 5267

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

Ok, we have heard from the males on this issue. Do we have any females to want to voice their opinion?

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by 727200
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta to eliminate free bag in basic economy to Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1737

Re: Delta to eliminate free bag in basic economy to Europe

[code][/code] I cant beleave that DL is once again ripping off the consumer and the DL BB's try and justify it. There should be a nation wide boycott of DL until they stop trying to take advantage of the people who pay their bills. Where is consumer protection and a Congressional hearing? They have ...

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by 727200
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:05 pm
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.

Without rules of society, we will have anarchy. Civilized nations follow rules for the good of the country. You are advocating something different and the results because you do not like a particular law, will be dramatic on the populace as a whole.

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by 727200
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:19 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.

All of those pilots should be fired immediately. They have to remember, they are paid to fly from point A to B. Politics and matters of Governmental action is NOT their experience and they have no right to intercede in extradition or expulsion matters. The Courts are where that is handled and just b...

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by 727200
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's airlines miss lease payments
Replies: 30
Views: 9331

Re: HNA's airlines miss lease payments

This form of 'capital financing' only works in 'up' market and you need great timing or sources with deep pockets. If not, those expensive bridge loans come due and you caught out on a limb that has been cut off. Sounds like the finance guys are taking lessons from Gordon Gekko

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by 727200
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.
Replies: 27
Views: 3306

Re: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.

Ha, saying at airport is: "Should something happen, run to the TSA, those gang-bangers are better armed than any cops."

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by 727200
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would Pan Am look like today?
Replies: 26
Views: 3011

Re: What would Pan Am look like today?

B-29 Numbrr 1, they would mot have survived in their prebious form, only carriers with strong domestic feed survived. Number 2, if they had, just take a look at UA because ex-CEO Stephen Wolf took all of theur assests and assumed then into UA. The only one they did not get was the FRA hub and the P...

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by 727200
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: unknown Boeing 737-800 at San Bernadino, California
Replies: 14
Views: 2230

Re: unknown Boeing 737-800 at San Bernadino, California

Looking at some of the sponsor logo's, Stater Bros is a SB grocery chain, and the SBFEST is the annual SB airport airshow if I am not mistaken. Looks like it was a prop for the last show.

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by 727200
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's 757 cabin update
Replies: 52
Views: 6073

Re: DL's 757 cabin update

How old are these birds? Airlines are parking these antiques at record rates and DL is doing cabin improvements to fly them longer? Oh, wait I forgot this is DL, king of 30-40 year old planes. I read the Air Force is doing improvements to keep the B-52's flying into 2030; 75 year old plane. Perhaps ...

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by 727200
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling
Replies: 56
Views: 11076

Re: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling

2 cabbin 777s to DUB? That is a lot of lift

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by 727200
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 19133

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

Wow, they didn't waste any time on that position.

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by 727200
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 25139

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

Whoa, so much hate against Ryanair on this board. In capitalistic society people have a choice, either purchase a ticket and fly them or don't purchase and NOT fly them. Very simple. But, reality is people want it both ways and that's not going to happen.

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by 727200
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 19133

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

I read some other newsline articles on it. The 1.5x isnt good enough, union looking for more

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by 727200
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Funds Flight Simulator for Memphis High School
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: FedEx Funds Flight Simulator for Memphis High School

Pretty cool, glad for the 'home-town' airline and the school. Hope it brings more individuals into the world of aviation.

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by 727200
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 29731

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

The CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes featured in the linked article: Kevin McAllister
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Good one! Had me stumped for a bit too. Glad someone asked before I did,

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by 727200
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11
Replies: 65
Views: 13532

Re: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11

No $$$$$.

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by 727200
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777 blows tires in EWR
Replies: 3
Views: 2053

Re: UA 777 blows tires in EWR

I guess if your Goodyear, this is a big deal.

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by 727200
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Navy acknowledges aircrew drew a penis in the sky over Washington
Replies: 20
Views: 4295

Re: Navy acknowledges aircrew drew a penis in the sky over Washington

Need to promote that Lt. The service could use a few more like him; oh wait, they do.

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by 727200
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Agents BEWARE
Replies: 15
Views: 3298

Re: Ramp Agents BEWARE

I saw a wingman get run over by a fuel truck in mid-morning, 75 degree weather, clear, no obstruction. All it takes is one person texting, listening to music, or just not paying attention for a life to be lost. I was told you learn to have eyes in the back of your head and get a feel for the environ...

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by 727200
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retro Livery Plans
Replies: 50
Views: 12311

Re: United Retro Livery Plans

STT757 wrote:
I would love to see a New York Air 737, the Saul Bass United livery and the Saul Bass Continental "Meatball" livery (Black), a PeoplExpress and a Battleship Grey United.



No, nothing that would remind anyone of co. They already have made a mess of UA.

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by 727200
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx worker killed loading 777 11/23
Replies: 16
Views: 9122

Re: FedEx worker killed loading 777 11/23

That is probably what the original poster should have done, rather than add comments that did not exist in the article. Not the time for editorializing.

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by 727200
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx worker killed loading 777 11/23
Replies: 16
Views: 9122

Re: FedEx worker killed loading 777 11/23

Could the original poster be part of a union or union sympathetic? The added comments sure sound like union propaganda.

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by 727200
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 18578

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

Dont we have this thread every 6 months or so? Its always posted as a 'rumor,' very strong, and someones 3rd cousin, down the street neighbor, who was going by a secretaries desk...

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by 727200
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 9544

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

Looks like a Brillo steel wool scrub pad to me. Dump it and get something new and more to date.

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by 727200
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 75
Views: 33442

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

Looks like they are running out of options on these planes. New ones can't be sold, used ones no one will take them, so try and make them into charter fleet rather than cutting them up. Problem is they are way to big for consistent charter ops and will just be sitting around. Looks like the date wit...

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by 727200
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA adding service to Elmira
Replies: 8
Views: 2650

Re: UA adding service to Elmira

Just goes to show, never trust Wikki.

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by 727200
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA adding service to Elmira
Replies: 8
Views: 2650

Re: UA adding service to Elmira

I give up, it shows the population at under 7,000 in the town and 29,000 in surrounding communities. Is that worth even 1x a week service?

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by 727200
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 727s still active?
Replies: 109
Views: 20824

Re: How many 727s still active?

Does anyone know, there are 2 parked at Chino Air field, CNO. They have been there for a while and they do get moved from one end to the other, but are they flyable or they just in storage?

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by 727200
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 15481

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

this whole story is just plain, stupid. Jews & gays would not want to go to an arab country, unless they have a death wish. Jews & gays are certainly not welcome in any arab country & arabs re not welcome in Israel. Any airline can refuse any passenger, anywhere, without a reason. While...

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by 727200
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 10533

Re: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018

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Hmmm, is there any money on this route? No business travel, and its nothing more than tour packages of tourists. Better use of plane elsewhere.

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by 727200
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 14701

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

There are only 5 planes in their entire fleet; 4 if you take out the 1 WB that goes on shopping spree's. Someone wants to do a LCC there? In my view, it would only work if it was in conjunction with surrounding countries. Either that or go in empty and leave full.

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by 727200
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 737
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Southwest and the 737

I'm surprised they kept them around. The Boeing reps I'm sure would want them for a bonfire.

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by 727200
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowbody order bubble?
Replies: 29
Views: 8207

Re: Narrowbody order bubble?

Knowing a little about forecasting, it is very difficult to predict what will happen to the economy and how it relates to your product 6 months or 1 year out. Forget the 5-7 year window; its all a guess based on past predictions and what they feel the future will hold. I would not be very surprised ...

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by 727200
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 28856

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

This is going to be the final nail in the coffin for new build A380s. Why should an airline buy new airframes when they can purchase gently used examples with another 15+ years of life for a relative song? Both SQ and EK are going to be a steady supply of them for the forseeable future. By that arg...

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by 727200
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 47764

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

Were these the ONLY wide-bodies ordeted at this years show?

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by 727200
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 111
Views: 24014

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

This is a great accomplishment to both parties for putting it together. I have been involved in doing negotiations and there are many things that go into it from different departments. BUT, before everyone knights him, remember this is NOT a signed contract, and doesnt mean it will be signed. These ...

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by 727200
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST
Replies: 16
Views: 5484

Re: Saudia Cargo B744F overran runway at MST

Didn't Saudi also run a 747-200 freighter off the runway a couple of years ago that was a write-off? What's up with these guys not getting in the air?

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by 727200
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 47764

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

Congrates to EK and Boeing. Especially Boeing who walked right into the backyard of Airbus and took this order away from them.

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by 727200
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 64391

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Can't wait to see what company will order. I know Delta have their hands full on the 737-900ER, A321-200, and the future CS100 aircraft. But I know they are gonna have to replace quite a few 737-800s, and A319/A320 since they are getting up to their age. There were talks about them considering orde...

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by 727200
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 84227

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

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Its possible that Boeing conducts their business in same manor as Airbus, but reality is only Airbus under investigation.

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by 727200
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 747 at LGB?
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Virgin 747 at LGB?

Sorry I did not get a pic of this, but was driving up 405 yesterday and at north end was a 747 parked and it sure looked like it was in Virgin colors. Any clues why it was there?

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by 727200
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 15583

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

For those of us old enough to have lived during the regulated times: Very few destination options. Even fewer carriers to chose from. Fewer Government regulated fares. The train was the main competitor or the bus with the dog on the side. Nope, none of us want to go back to that period.

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by 727200
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 12995

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

Lets see, MSP and DTW are what 500 miles apart? Why would you need 2 hubs so close to one another with the monster ORD hub 200 miles away. DL has a history of closing up shop and running at 1st resistance, look at how many city pairs they have abandoned. Not saying its for sure, but next big recessi...

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