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by barney captain
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 127
Views: 12330

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

But they share hotel rooms...... Most airlines don't do this anymore, either for training or on layovers. So every single crew member would have their own hotel room? Always, always, always. I've been flying for 32 years and have NEVER heard of crews being required to share a room (initial training...

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by barney captain
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency
Replies: 28
Views: 3075

Re: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency

This has been asked and answered many, many times. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=760901 https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=768095 https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=767861 https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=742447 https://www.airliners.net/for...

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by barney captain
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency
Replies: 28
Views: 3075

Re: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency

One of the fastest bizjets ever produced - https://cessna.txtav.com/-/media/cessna/images/aircraft/jets/citation-x/specifications/cx_length.ashx?h=475&w=1799&la=en&hash=E65FA81C3E7C925406328E9F4D105E89F3975CB7 The drag penalty must not be that bad - https://img00.deviantart.net/f466/i/20...

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by barney captain
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency
Replies: 28
Views: 3075

Re: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency

Now, more than 50 years later, 3 major variants later, and with 3-4 hour legs routine, it still has no gear doors. The 737 has MLG doors - three in fact. Inner, center and outer. http://www.b737.org.uk/images/main_gear_ng_labelled.jpg http://www.b737.org.uk/images/main_gear_ng_labelled.jpg

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by barney captain
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 707
Views: 170200

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Earlier in this thread it was pointed out that neither of the two MAX7 test aircraft had flown in quite some time. Today we have confirmation from the Seattle Times in their article about Boeing reducing it's backlog of 7373's. Boeing has been so focused on getting the situation under control that i...

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by barney captain
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737NG Cockpit Oxygen Masks
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: B737NG Cockpit Oxygen Masks

Doesn’t 1 jumpseat take the space at the door? Where is the 2 jumpseat located?? The photo makes it look like there's more room than there really is -- if the captain is tall you better not bring your legs if you want to sit there. Absolutely. Even an average sized Capt will leave just a few inches...

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by barney captain
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE
Replies: 10
Views: 2654

Re: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE

Great update Jay - thanks! I suspect however, the a/c was only struck once, resulting in the tell tale "swept strike points" that you later alluded to. Then there was also UA984 CDG-SFO which canceled because on somewhere on approach into CDG the aircraft was struck by lightening 16 times....

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by barney captain
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Transporting Jet Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 2046

Re: Transporting Jet Fuel

Sorry guys. I meant litres. PanHAM no need to be rude. I'm hopefully going to be transporting the fuel approximately 20km. I'm amazed that this still needs to be said so I'm going to make it nice and clear: WHERE ARE YOU PLANNING TO DO THIS? Because what you're doing at the moment is a bit like hir...

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by barney captain
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737NG Cockpit Oxygen Masks
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: B737NG Cockpit Oxygen Masks

DL777200LR wrote:
barney captain wrote:
Lpbri wrote:
Not sure how you get 4 people into a 737 flightdeck.


Two cockpit seats and two jumpseats. It happens every day - and yes, it sucks.


Doesn’t 1 jumpseat take the space at the door? Where is the 2 jumpseat located??



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by barney captain
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 A321LR South America
Replies: 25
Views: 4027

Re: B6 A321neoLR South America

It looks possible without major payload restrictions - From Airbus - A321LR: the long-range leader The A321LR – a new variant of Airbus’ A321neo – will have the longest range of any single-aisle jetliner, able to fly routes of up to 4,000 nm with 206 passengers while utilising extra fuel stored in t...

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by barney captain
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7056

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

Why oh why do we keep on posting about WN and Hawaii? WN has talked about Hawaii probably before they took delivery of the -700 and still have not done a thing except talk about it............DAL/HOU to the Islands? stop......WN cannot even fly from the west coast to the islands........2020 maybe.....

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by barney captain
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7056

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

Why oh why do we keep on posting about WN and Hawaii? WN has talked about Hawaii probably before they took delivery of the -700 and still have not done a thing except talk about it............DAL/HOU to the Islands? stop......WN cannot even fly from the west coast to the islands........2020 maybe.....

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by barney captain
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737NG Cockpit Oxygen Masks
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: B737NG Cockpit Oxygen Masks

Lpbri wrote:
Not sure how you get 4 people into a 737 flightdeck.


Two cockpit seats and two jumpseats. It happens every day - and yes, it sucks.

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by barney captain
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 11806

Re: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018

Did you know that when someone quotes a person on your blocked list, their post now becomes visible? Please use discretion when quoting. Thank you.

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by barney captain
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22823

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

I've used LNAV/VNAV many times in visual conditions on a runway with only an ILS. Load the procedure in the FMS, and it tracks beautifully - although less accurately - than LOC/GS. The lateral track is usually dead on, but depending on temp and pressure, the vertical portion less so, but usually wit...

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by barney captain
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does 737-700 require thrust reverser to be operational
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

Re: Does 737-700 require thrust reverser to be operational

As Tristarsteve correctly pointed out - this was not a TR that was inop, but a fault in the system. The potential for an uncommanded inflight deployment makes this a no-go item.

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by barney captain
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 707
Views: 170200

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It's interesting to note that 737-7 Max testing has come to a halt. There haven't been any flights for either of the 2 frames for nearly a month now. The 2nd frame flew out to La Paz in early August, sat there for nearly 2 weeks inactive then flew back to BFI via VVI and FLL and has been parked up ...

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by barney captain
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 2081

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

I've had cabin crew and pilots light up without permission, but never any passengers. Stinks the entire aircraft up, nasty. More times than I can remember. Standard procedure is to pour a pot of water in the trash incase they threw their cigarette in there. Don't all trash compartments come with an...

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by barney captain
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 2081

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

More times than I can remember.

Standard procedure is to pour a pot of water in the trash incase they threw their cigarette in there.

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by barney captain
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN
Replies: 24
Views: 6100

Re: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDMSvo1IvD4
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skipness1E wrote:
XAM2175 wrote:
strfyr51 wrote:
the upper Deck door is a Split hinged door where the upper door can open while the lower stays shut.


Uh... it's not, actually.


I have seen the split door as descibed I am sure!!!


It looks like a single panel to me -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDMSvo1IvD4

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by barney captain
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identical flight numbers on same routes at same times
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

Re: Identical flight numbers on same routes at same times

It happens quite regularly. Just a few days ago we were on the same frequency with a Skywest flight that had the same flight number.

Skywest/Southwest - no chance of screwing that up. ;)

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by barney captain
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 14944

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

Ha, that depends who you ask. I fully understand the situation but these same vague responses have been really frustrating for a few of us.


Believe me I get it - I can't wait to do that flying. But it's very hard to be specific when you're dealing with the FAA - they have zero timeline.

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by barney captain
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 14944

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

Hopefully, the delay is somehow related to Hawaii and/or PAE announcements and start-ups. Since many of us are expecting (or at least hoping) both of those new routes to see some action in the next couple of months, WN could be giving themselves some breathing room to accommodate necessary changes ...

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by barney captain
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 45 knots on PFD (Boeing 737-800)
Replies: 20
Views: 3192

Re: 45 knots on PFD (Boeing 737-800)

On Boeing EICAS airplanes, Advisories are inhibited from 80 knots to 400 feet (or 800 feet); the Caution Beeper and Master Caution light (but not the message) are inhibited also from 80 knots to 400 or 800 feet. The Fire Bell, Warning Siren, and Master Warning Light (but not the message) are inhibi...

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by barney captain
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 45 knots on PFD (Boeing 737-800)
Replies: 20
Views: 3192

Re: 45 knots on PFD (Boeing 737-800)

The speed call (100 knots in our case) has the added benefit of checking for PF incapacitation. Interestingly, while the call is at 100 knots, the flight warning system inhibits most warnings already at 80 knots. On Boeing EICAS airplanes, Advisories are inhibited from 80 knots to 400 feet (or 800 ...

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by barney captain
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 14944

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

Click on user name - add foe. Posts now hidden.

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by barney captain
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia reports underlying $109m profit, converts 10 737MAX8 to 10 737MAX10
Replies: 24
Views: 4544

Re: Virgin Australia reports $109m profit, orders MAX10

After what has been a near 10 year transformation, it’s great to see some green numbers surge ahead. Going to go into the next decade with a clean slate and what would appear to be, as expected as QF also, a highly profitable domestic business. Aug 29 (Reuters) - Virgin Australia Holdings (VAH) on ...

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by barney captain
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 14944

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

For shits and gigs I skimmed through this thread and came up with a list of every route you say Southwest COULD add this cycle: LAS-ISP, LAS-CVG, HOU-PUJ, HOU-CVG/CLE/DTW/MSP/ONT/SFO, Anchorage service, CVG-PHX/MCO, RIC-MDW, CRP-DAL although you say it's unlikely we'll see GEG-CRP, ISP-BNA/STL, LAX...

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by barney captain
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 45 knots on PFD (Boeing 737-800)
Replies: 20
Views: 3192

Re: 45 knots on PFD (Boeing 737-800)

45kts is said to be the lowest airspeed at which the rudder has any authority - so displaying anything slower has no aerodynamic meaning.

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by barney captain
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20139

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

737s are slow and bumpy by design and size. A 777 travels at about .85 mach routinely. I also find them a bit claustraphobic. Any flight over 2-3 hours is too long in a 737. Just my opinion, but I avoid them when possible. Slow and bumpy? Cramped you may have an argument for, but not "slow and...

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by barney captain
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 14944

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

Here's hoping for that long awaited Spokane - Corpus Christi. WN is unlikely to ever add GEG-CRP nonstop service. I also do not expect WN to add nonstop service to any Texas markets out of GEG anytime soon. While I could see WN possibly bringing back CRP-DAL nonstop service at some point, I do not ...

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by barney captain
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20139

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

I dont get why a 7:50 hr flight on a MAX (or any other narrowbody) should be any different to a widebody. You are stuck in a tube, entertain yourself. 737s are slow and bumpy by design and size. A 777 travels at about .85 mach routinely. I also find them a bit claustraphobic. Any flight over 2-3 ho...

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by barney captain
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.
Replies: 60
Views: 11124

Re: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.

I've never encountered a w/s that created a noseover like that - very strange. W/S almost always creates a loss of lift which invariable causes the nose to pitch up. One commenter said it looked like a control input - either manual or A/P. I've seen the A/P do some crazy things trying to follow a ba...

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by barney captain
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 14944

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

Excluding Hawaii, is WN done with new domestic markets? They've gone into the last large market, CVG. They got rid of FL cities they didn't want. So domestically, are they done? By "domestic" I assume you're asking about the lower 48, because I suspect Alaska isn't too far in the future. ...

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by barney captain
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 14944

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

Balloonchaser wrote:
Hawaii
Caribbean
KLAS from KISP


HI will be a separate announcement - don't look for it on the 30th.

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by barney captain
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?
Replies: 23
Views: 3201

Re: FRe: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?

Is the lurch at 1:10 from going into idle reverse, or did the pilot hit the brakes? Brakes. Reverse does not cause a lurch. No. Actually that is quite likely exactly what it was. I have seen it myself countless times, where the other pilot has held onto reverse far longer than necessary (usually du...

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by barney captain
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15133

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

airbazar wrote:
barney captain wrote:
Good guys with guns are always welcome on my aircraft.

It's only a matter of time until good guys with guns have their guns taken away by bad guys.
Guns on planes is just plain stupid.


Guns have been on airplanes since the Wright brothers.

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by barney captain
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15133

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

I've worked both as an agent and as a FA. I always knew who the marshals were and where they were seated . So do most of the first class passengers. They have become quite obvious. How would you know about the ones you didn't see? So you think you've spotted a few? What about the dozens you never i...

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by barney captain
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?
Replies: 23
Views: 3201

Re: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?

Sometimes you simply get distracted with something like a radio call, or finding the correct exit etc. as all humans do and simply may have forgotten to stow the reversers. No. Actually that is quite likely exactly what it was. I have seen it myself countless times, where the other pilot has held o...

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by barney captain
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15133

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

Have there been many instances where having an air marshal has helped? It seems a primarily US/third world thing. It seems like an expensive and probably unnecessary program in the days of secure flight decks and extensive security screening before boarding. Not to mention - thanks to this "pr...

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by barney captain
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15133

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

Have there been many instances where having an air marshal has helped? It seems a primarily US/third world thing. It seems like an expensive and probably unnecessary program in the days of secure flight decks and extensive security screening before boarding. You mean this kind of "extensive se...

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by barney captain
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15133

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

None of that makes sense. The crew always know who the Air Marshals are.

If the crew didn't know - how in the world would the person sending the acars?

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by barney captain
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare
Replies: 23
Views: 2624

Re: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare

40 kids? International destination?

I guarantee I would have been there more than 2 hours prior. That's the bare minimum for individuals - as a group? Not even close.

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by barney captain
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 51736

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Are you certain? Those don't look like hardstands -

Image

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by barney captain
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 707
Views: 170200

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

EduardoL wrote:
What is the forecast of MAX 10 entering the FAL?


With the first delivery slated for 2020, that's a great question. Does anyone have any updated production info?

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by barney captain
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 51736

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

From the article - I spoke privately with Andy Watterson, Executive Vice President; Chief Revenue Officer. He was a pleasure to speak with and was forthcoming about Southwest Hawaii plans (as was the entire team). Andy indicated that flights will be announced imminently (by October), with flights to...

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by barney captain
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 51736

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

So if true, nothing at HNL will be done on the terminal level alongside the other airlines or will there be stairs going down to the tarmac for boarding? This appears to be the terminal in question - http://www.hawaiiairportsmodernization.com/assets/DHCT%20exterior%20lkg%20east.jpg http://www.hawai...

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by barney captain
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 473
Views: 51736

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Some updated information on the ETOPS timeline was compiled by Beat of Hawaii - things might start happening very quickly Updated 1pm HST August 14, 2018. We have more information and further clarification on what to expect on upcoming Southwest Hawaii flights.✈ September to October 2018 ETOPS test ...

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by barney captain
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12315

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

7673mech wrote:
Did any of you read the article?
It apparently happened last week and the planes were cleared to fly after an overnight investigation.
Though I do agree they are a mess. I am interested to see what happens with their ETOPs program.



My thoughts exactly.

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