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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?
Replies: 9
Views: 2816

Re: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?

How does an organization justify using such old aircraft? Where does one even find pilots?

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8641

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

So does that mean Flydubai will be incorporated into Emirates?

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 11110

Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Is there any chance a company will develop a permanent P2F package freighter for the A380? I know LH has developed a modification package for passenger A380's to temporarily use passenger A380's for light freight like medical supplies while passenger travel is down and there is little availability o...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: large single aisle aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 4285

Re: large single aisle aircraft

Hadn't the major carriers dumped their DC-8s and 707s within ten years or less of the entry of 747/DC-10/L-1011 into service? (When were the last orders for those placed?) Sure, fuel efficiency is important, and CO2 reduction (for some) but I struggle to imagine the passenger appeal of a 300-passen...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 8975

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

There is one one flying. It is an incredibly expensive plane to fly with six inefficient engines. It was customized for rough field performance carrying either a shuttle or heavy military loads. It is the same reason the C-17 will never serve as s passenger plane. High variable costs, poorly optimi...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 20662

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

I was online late Monday night trying to figure out how to make revised travel plans for my in-laws, when TK flights between IAH and IST disappeared. I started to realize that TK had dropped all their IAH flights till August 1, but still seemed to have some flights through other hubs they fly to in ...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5573

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

Yes, and the North was a so clean, free of any racism or slavery. Do you any American history? Well, by the time the Civil War erupted, all Northern states had abolished slavery (North meaning states north of the Mason Dixon line, except MO). New states being admitted were balanced: slave state wit...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17304

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

Would it be possible to mount PW JT-8D engines on a low cycle 737-500? You mean -- like getting a Supplemental Type Certificate for redesigning the airplane, around the new (well, actually old, but meaning "different") powerplant? It has the same wing as the 737-200 and has about the same...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17304

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

Would it be possible to mount PW JT-8D engines on a low cycle 737-500?

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 132
Views: 14173

Re: The future of Laguardia

My idea: 1. When Rikers closes, extend runway 13/31 to 10,000 ft and replace the existing 4/22 with a new 8,000 ft parallel one. The runways need to be reconfigured/extended 2. Open LGA to anywhere in the lower 48 and Canada (due to pre-clearance). There should have just closed LGA in opinion. Doin...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9671

Re: Why did Pan Am dissapeared?

The 747 was also a reason for Pan Ams demise. They got to many which they could not fill. By the time the competition already had -400s they were broke and still flying the fossil -100s. Well the 100's still worked for shorter routes. BA continued to fly theirs on shorter transatlantic routes till ...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 17444

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

Need something with more robust icing capabilities than the ATR. Ultimately are a get out of jail card, but not something you want to hang all day in upstate New York in a blizzard on. Still think a turboprop is the only real solution to replace 50 seat jets I never understood the reason for 50-sea...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri May 22, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26125

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

mxaxai wrote:
Jefford717 wrote:
Any idea what’s going to happen to the 5 A350-1000 that are already built but never put to service?

Maybe scrap for spare parts? Store indefinitely in a nice dry place? Not many other customers for the -1000.


What about lease to another airline?

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by flyingclrs727
Sat May 16, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 98
Views: 7430

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

If Boeing re-engines the 767-400ER with the same GEnX-2B used on the 747-8 for domestic freighters, the same aircraft would make an excellent replacement for the KC-10. This would keep lots of commonality with the KC-46 and a the same pilot rating

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by flyingclrs727
Sun May 10, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will more vaccines than just for COVID-19 be required for travel?
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Will more vaccines than just for COVID-19 be required for travel?

After the stories last year about the 6-year old boy in Oregon who got tetanus and ran up an $800K medical bill, I figured it's pretty reasonable to require tetanus vaccinations for travel. I was shocked to find out that some countries like the UK don't routinely give TDaP boosters the way we do in...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon May 04, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will more vaccines than just for COVID-19 be required for travel?
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Will more vaccines than just for COVID-19 be required for travel?

The trouble is that for a lot of people, they don't have their immunization records from when they were kids. For measles, mumps, and rubella, antibody titers are predictive of immunity. For varicella, antibodies are a marker of past infection but oddly, the immunization can leave people immune and...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon May 04, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will more vaccines than just for COVID-19 be required for travel?
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Will more vaccines than just for COVID-19 be required for travel?

I don’t see how demonstrated immunity for COVID is going to work. The tests aren’t that accurate, vaccines are a long ways off. But, your list is a good start. I’ve got a drawer full of WHI shot records over the years including such wonders as meningitis, a half dozen anthrax jabs. I'll concede the...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon May 04, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will more vaccines than just for COVID-19 be required for travel?
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Will more vaccines than just for COVID-19 be required for travel?

With the disruptions to air travel by COVID-19 there have been proposals to have certificates of immunity to COVID-19 to get jobs, travel, etc. Within the last couple of years there have also been outbreaks of measles facilitated by unvaccinated people flying both Internationally and domestically. I...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat May 02, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90170

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

If they did a 767 with a new wing, then I assume it is a given that it would be converted to fly by wire. Then there is the question of if the authorities would want it certified as an all new model, which is highly probable. So, that will be a more extensive scope of work than the 777x and more ex...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat May 02, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90170

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

However Boeing does have a brand new Wing factory built for the 777X that isn't doing much and probably won't be for quite some time. The Capital cost of rewinging the 767 or 757 may not be that bad. Plus tons of unused Factory space - especially if they shift all 787 to Charleston. Put 787/777X wi...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion: A New 2-1-2 Seating In B737 and A320 Series to Comply Social Distancing?
Replies: 43
Views: 6800

Re: Discussion: A New 2-1-2 Seating In B737 and A320 Series to Comply Social Distancing?

There's no way the FAA is going to recertify the 737 and A320 for a twin aisle configuration without evacuation tests. I don't see much improvement for social distancing. An empty seat only adds about 17 inches between people on the same row. An aisle depending on configuration puts a little more di...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Washington Dulles to Ankara - TK4908
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Re: IAD Washington Dulles to Ankara - TK4908

Does that mean that the return flight for Turkish citizens was sponsored by US State Department? Or does State Department got a discount on positioning cost? Or is this a pure double win for TK making both side pay? TK is not returning to their schedule of flights till 20 May at the earliest. There...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 7 Year Anniversary of Fertilizer Explosion in West, Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: 7 Year Anniversary of Fertilizer Explosion in West, Texas

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_C ... prov=sfla1
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It was a smaller scale version of the Texas City explosion of 1947 which my father heard at his high school. The West, Texas explosion was entirely foreseeable and preventable.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_C ... prov=sfla1

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 122
Views: 13057

Re: Houston Aviation Thread 2020

While it seems that WN pulling out of CRP might happen with CRP having the lowest load factors of any WN station in the U.S. in the January 2019 - September 2019 time period, I think that WN will probably continue to serve CRP nonstop from HOU with WN having served the CRP market for over 40 years....

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo with airlines
Replies: 45
Views: 3468

Re: Trump should do a 'dry' quid pro quo on airlines

A glass of wine should not be a problem however crews should not be allowed to fill up passengers in flight. Maybe a limit would work like two drinks max or similar? The heavy drinkers seem to board after already having consumed alcohol before a flight at home or at the airport. So some pre-boardin...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of Coronavirus Emergency Prediction Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1529

Re: End of Coronavirus Emergency Prediction Thread

It won't fully end till there is a vaccine. Say early 2021. Our freedom to move around could be released earlier if better treatments for the seriously ill become available. Let's hope this is way sooner than early 2021. Now, considering that this virus wants to travel around, I predict that travel...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2
Replies: 94
Views: 21087

Re: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2

Re your proposal about a new EWR in Basking Ridge, I wonder whether a totally new airport will ever be built in the USA again. Current EWR with its creaky old trains and airTrain, compared to the glistling TGV at CDG, ICE at FRA, Arlanda Express, etc., etc. Can't imagine where - possibly between AU...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2
Replies: 94
Views: 21087

Re: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2

I haven't been in Terminal B in awhile but Terminal A is an eyesore and really an embarrassment. Being between EWR and PHL, PHL is my preferred airport because I mostly fly the airlines in Terminal A. If it wasn't for cheap fares between EWR and AUS, I would never use EWR. So I'm glad the Port Auth...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17166

Re: Biden's follies

I'm appalled that the Democrats are about to nominate a candidate who has dementia and is likely to no need memory care within the next 5 years. If there were smart, they would make Cuomo their candidate.

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "If I was Governor, I would handle the COVID-19 Pandemic like this..."
Replies: 96
Views: 3379

Re: "If I was Governor, I would handle the COVID-19 Pandemic like this..."

Perhaps an idea - separate from the main COVID-19 thread - to offer up ideas how YOU would handle the pandemic. It is easy to criticize those who are in charge (bit guilty myself of that), so why not contribute something constructive? "If I was Governor, I would...." 1) Close all establis...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Darwinism: Liberty U reopens after Trump speech, students immediate test positive
Replies: 26
Views: 1277

Re: Political Darwinism: Liberty U reopens after Trump speech, students immediate test positive

Liberty U, yes, the "evangelical college", the same one that banned interracial dating, reopened classes and immediately students began getting symptoms with least one testing positive and likely many more to come. The president of the college (and Trump ally) called the measures being ta...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17169

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

TK also suspends New York. https://mobile.twitter.com/BilalEksiTHY/status/1243287127091265536 Read somewhere they are looking for a possibility for Chicago (ORD) as JFK replacement. Also Turkish Authorities are negotiating with Russians on a last relief flight from Moscow, for the strandedTurkish c...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you thought toilet paper shortages were a problem...
Replies: 23
Views: 1810

Re: If you thought toilet paper shortages were a problem...

because you need to vaccinate healthy people and wait quite a while to check how many of those are getting infected.... and that takes a long time. Short of illegal human experimentation there is no way to speed that up (which the Chinese are probably going to use "expendables" like Uighu...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you thought toilet paper shortages were a problem...
Replies: 23
Views: 1810

Re: If you thought toilet paper shortages were a problem...

expect this to be the new normal until a vaccine is available en masse, unless governments have the guts to infect everyone under 40 ~ 50 without medical contradictions with the milder strain of the virus. Two weeks later 0.1% of those are dead, but about half the population is immune, most of the ...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you thought toilet paper shortages were a problem...
Replies: 23
Views: 1810

Re: If you thought toilet paper shortages were a problem...

Never been to one, but part of me thinks the social distancing has gotten ahead of the curve a bit. We may be going through a prolonged exposure process. I think "exposure" might be the wrong word to use here... ;) expect this to be the new normal until a vaccine is available en masse, un...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17169

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

If true, this is a huge blow to TK. Even if this pandemic ends with fewer deaths (hopefully), I doubt they can go back to the way things were quickly. Long recovery period awaits. I really hope it won’t take TK a long time to get back to their track. And I hope that passengers will be confident eno...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12182

Re: Unidentified DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

Supporting their medical teams already in Italy with additional supplies https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETpbkMTXgAEqPiq?format=jpg& https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETpbkMTXgAEqPiq?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 Nice looking plane. Sadly never got to fly on a DC-8. They were all but retired by the time ...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17169

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

Further bad news for Turkish Aviation & THY: TK's CEO, Mr. Ilker Aycı, has just announced that TK will stop flying all international destinations as of 27th March 2020, with the following exceptions (these being important transfer hubs): New York, Washington, Moscow, Hong Kong & Adis Ababa ...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3255

Re: Things to do while social distancing

My wife had a baby a week ago. That seems to keep everyone busy at my house. Congratulations! Hope the relatively empty shelves don't interfere too much with tending to the new child. I wonder what clever name the world will come up with for all the children conceived during the covid-19 outbreak? ...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3255

Re: Things to do while social distancing

My wife's parents flew in from Ukraine to be here when the baby was born. They are supposed to fly SAT-DAL-LGA (No change of plane) on April 7 then JFK-IST-ODS just after midnight on April 11. I'm wondering if I need to change their itenerary with so much shut down in NYC. They have friends there, ...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3255

Re: Things to do while social distancing

My wife had a baby a week ago. That seems to keep everyone busy at my house. Congrats! Boy or Girl? You certainly won't be bored with a new baby. Best advice for new parents these days is to join Amazon Prime so you can have all the needed diapers & stuff delivered straight to your door with fr...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3255

Re: Things to do while social distancing

My wife had a baby a week ago. That seems to keep everyone busy at my house.

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Coronavirus Could Bankrupt Most Airlines by End of May, Consultant Warns By Anurag Kotoky March 16, 2020, 1:18 AM CDT https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-16/virus-to-bankrupt-most-airlines-by-end-of-may-consultant-says?cmpid=socialflow-facebook-business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organi...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaigns Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 10834

Re: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019

I'm very curious about the Asia/Oceana sales tour and if sales happened: https://www.aerotime.aero/aerotime.team/24116-airbus-takes-a220-on-promotion-tour-in-asia-pacific Of course Qantas is getting attention (Fokker and later 717 replacement). I'm also curious if any orders from the multitude of o...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 331
Views: 37388

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Has anyone been following the Avatar Airlines attempt to get off the ground? I saw one graphic that showed they would be running 747s between PHX and LAX, LAS and DFW. I know this has been tried in the past with little success. Still they have gone as far to discuss terms with Boeing. What is the o...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16814

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

invertir wrote:
The SEA-DFW is hilariously petty, but that said, it's on a A220 so the unit economics will be incredible. Won't take too many people on the plane to pay for it.


So this might have been planned not just a reaction. It's not the first DL A220 flying out of DFW.

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump 757 to india
Replies: 19
Views: 2927

Re: Trump 757 to india

maint123 wrote:
Why is this in the military forum ?


The president's aircraft are owned and operated by the USAF.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13584

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

Under the reasoing used in this decision, the UK can't build a runway anywhere. It should be appealed.

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...
Replies: 30
Views: 8042

Re: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...

Yup, not so so much "pining for the old days of the great 757," as I know there is already too much of that out there (some deserved, most not). More speculating on the fact that, a couple short years after getting rid of all those P&W 757-200s (some younger than the current 757/767 f...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would The 747 - 8 Intercontinental Be The Perfect Replacement To The A380's
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: Would The 747 - 8 Intercontinental Be The Perfect Replacement To The A380's

NO!

For the capacity, the 787-9X has lower operating cost (both trip and CASM)), longer range, and more cargo capacity while having just two engines.

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