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by flyingclrs727
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 183
Views: 12709

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Remember buying a ticket for a flight in the "smoking" section? https://skeptic78240.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/airplane-03.jpg I remember having to fly in the back of a BN 727 from SFO to DFW, because there no nonsmoking seats left. Ironically some smokers' lives were saved due to being...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?
Replies: 20
Views: 3054

Re: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?

Ukraine is an inexpensive country to visit, and does not require a visa for citizens of the US, Canada, EU, and perhaps some other economically advanced countries. Anyone who wants to visit there should make sure he or she is fully vaccinated especially against the measles. Also the CDC recommends v...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10092

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

Almost the entire Asian continent lies north of the equator, which means that all great circle routes from the USA will tend north, so a southern city like Dallas is at a disadvantage because it is further from most of Asia than Chicago. Even in an era when aircraft can fly 16 hour routes, ORD is r...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23004

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Probably the routes that the 747 have flown before had many stops. An example would be MNL-DMK-KHI-ATH-FRA-LGW when the 747 can easily travel nonstop MNL-LGW. Some passengers disembarked at ATH or FRA, and not need to travel to LGW. The 747-, -200, and -300 could not fly MNL-LGW. Furthermore, even ...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 or WN?
Replies: 18
Views: 1633

Re: B6 or WN?

B6 has been more elegant & stylish from its inception. WN's product is purposefully tacky & déclassé. WN is functional. It is much more useful for getting around the US and getting from interior points in the US to either the east or west coasts. B6 is good for transcons, but living in in t...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30440

Re: End of an era: Bombardier sells regional jets

The Japanese company will take over all the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing and sales activities for the CRJ but not its manufacturing operations, the companies said. Bombardier will build out the remaining CRJ planes on order at a site in Mirabel, Que., which is leased from Airbus. ...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 38
Views: 5128

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

MIflyer12 wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
Alcohol has a stronger effect at lower cabin altitude.


Alcohol has a stronger effect at a lower cabin PRESSURE (higher perceived altitude).


Arrgh, that's what I thought I wrote.

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 38
Views: 5128

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

The RAF Typhoons caused a bit of a stir in the NE London/Essex area; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/22/jet2-plane-intercepted-by-typhoon-fighters-sonic-boom-woman-arrested That's not done lightly, must have been an especially bad case of a disruptive pax. So Dalaman is notorious for att...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 30
Views: 5152

Re: How much range is too much?

The most spectacularly successful long range plane is undoubtedly the 77W, which seems to have found a sweet spot between range and payload. Interestingly, the A380 offered about the same useful range. True, both aircraft have more or less the same range but the difference is that the A380 has this...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR Integration Challenges
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: A321XLR Integration Challenges

Isn't the main difference between the LR and XLR, that instead of 3 ACT's, there is one permanent tank that can't be removed but stores morr fuel?

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Istanbul’s New Airport Is Boosting a Budget Airline Instead of Turkish Airways
Replies: 5
Views: 1608

Re: Bloomberg: Istanbul’s New Airport Is Boosting a Budget Airline Instead of Turkish Airways

That's the problem when an airport is designed to be a symbol of the country rather than as a functioning efficient airport. The new IST is larger than DFW.

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12962

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. There have been incidents involving uncouth drunks for decades before unbundled fares. This 21 year old man perhaps is not aware of the fact that high cabin altitudes in fligh...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 PAX Version
Replies: 5
Views: 1578

Re: 747-8 PAX Version

Aesma wrote:
It would be no problem to convert them to freighters. Don't know if that will happen though, someone has to pay for the P2F STC, it has to be worth it.


They could also be converted to 747LCF if Boeing needs to operate LCF's through the middle of the 21st century.

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39236

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

LN 0123 makes it N26123 built 1997. Hopefully she’ll be repaired, but I wouldn’t put money on it. Especially if the pressure shell is damaged. The BA 77E that had fire damage in LAS got fixed. I'm pretty sure there were issues with its pressure shell. With all the shortage of planes caused by the 7...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39236

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Runway28L wrote:
Ouch. That’s looking like a lengthy repair.


It'll buff right out.

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 17479

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

It amazes me how regulators failed to act on aircraft tracking in the aftermath of AF447 - had they done so, they would probably have found MH370’s main wreckage by now. Or MH-370's disappearance might have been deterred. It appears the captain deliberately intended to ditch the 77E in some of the ...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 7601

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

mercure1 wrote:
Where have you been since 1979?


Maybe under a rock.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 23, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42789

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Especially since, thanks to the -8F, the warmed over 747-8 series will end up with over 150 in service (maybe 200) so the market for total VLA turned out less than half of their prediction for just the A380. Yes, but the 747 program as a whole has 1,572 orders, with possibly more to come. I'm sure ...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 23, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42789

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

John Leahy himself said in his post retirement interviews that Airbus decision makers listened to the more conservative airlines (presumably LH) too much and stayed with four engined aircraft too long. He said he was astonished when his superiors refused GE's offer to pay the cost of putting the GE...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 23, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42789

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

There is a lot of revisionist versions of history here. When the concept of the A3XX/A380 was conceived the 747-400 was still the long haul aircraft of the day. Boeing offered the 767 and the 777 was limited to -200. The 200LR/ER were in development. Aviation markets were predicted to grow. The 77W...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 23, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42789

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

All of the people bashing the A380 spending are probably the same ones defending Boeing's money spent on the Sonic Cruiser for 15 years and justifying it because some of that technology was later applied to the 787. Isn't that exactly what Airbus did with the A380 -> A350? Not exactly. The Sonic Cr...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 23, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16289

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Well, there was the Barclay's survey, and right after that there was the Reuters/Ipsos survey that suggested plane model mattered little among top consumer purchase decision criteria. In the public opinion poll released May 15, only about half of U.S. adults say they are familiar with the airplane ...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 23, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16289

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

BlueSky1976 wrote:
I'll still avoid 737 MAX like a plague, until the aircraft is proven safe.
Screw boeing PR.


Well since you aren't a test pilot, you will not be given the opportunity to fly the 737 Max before it gets recertified by the FAA, JAA, and aviation regulatory agencies all over the world.

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by flyingclrs727
Wed May 22, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16289

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

I bet there won't be an empty seat on that plane. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some well known Vloggers on board too.

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by flyingclrs727
Sun May 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary
Replies: 36
Views: 6101

Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Is the AUS route still on track even with the shortage of aircraft caused by the worldwide of the 737 MAX? This thread was started before the ET-302 crash.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 16, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 22916

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

I could perhaps understand it if Ryanair did this, but how can British Airways sell afternoon tea with no tea?

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by flyingclrs727
Wed May 15, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8189

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

This is the 727 in question. 0237865 I wish they had more of the type and for longer than the two times combined, preferably in the golden livery. WN only used them as a stop gap. They allowed WN to grow to California, and to to grow before the 737-300 became available. They were a better plane for...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed May 15, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Antonio Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 829

Re: San Antonio Aviation Thread - 2019

Maybe a one-off seasonal TATL could happen but SAT bleeds to AUS and IAH for many TATL flights via driving and connecting. SAT also has competition from the USAF in daily full Space A flights that carry several hundred worldwide, who then are not using SAT. Does not sound like much but it can add u...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue May 14, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US carrier flights to IST
Replies: 20
Views: 3556

Re: US carrier flights to IST

and their JFK hub pales in comparison to ATL, DTW & MSP, in regards to onwards connections. That's often heavily overstated: What US city would any (even remotely significant amount of) Turkish traffic wish to go, that can't be reached nonstop by DL from JFK? Or vice versa. There are lots of se...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu May 09, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8778

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

Maybe Boeing should restart production line of pax-767,until the 797 is ready, since the 787-8 has proven to be too much...too heavy...too everything..They shouldn't be too quick to make the same mistake they did when they shut down production of 757 (though at the time it was warranted..?),which a...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed May 08, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10850

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

The BAC 1-11 was one if my Dad's favorite aircraft at Braniff.

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by flyingclrs727
Wed May 08, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 85
Views: 10292

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

From a Y passenger perspective, I wish they could re-engine the 767 like other aircraft (I know...there's more to it than that). For TATL, I feel it is the most comfortable arrangement out there. DL and UA seem to like them as well. It would make more sense to get the updated 787-8's that have incr...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue May 07, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11903

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Why do you think financing a new runway would be “harder” at Heathrow? Demand is higher there driving higher landing fees able to repay loans faster. In any other country, both Heathrow and Gatwick would have built additional runways build years ago, or one of them would have been replaced by whole...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue May 07, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?
Replies: 32
Views: 4668

Re: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?

I still need to fly on one. Im not a fan of the A380, but it is a engineering marvel being able to get that big ass plane in the air! Im not an Airbus guy but it really is a treat to ride in an A380! I've been on four A380 flights and that thing is a beast. The size skews your sense of speed at rot...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed May 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11903

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Heathrow has needed a 3rd runway since I first visited London in 1990. I wish one would happen. Alas, it is unlikely. Oh well, thankfully the A321LR/xLR or 797 (if launched) will allow bypass. Lightsaber LHR needs 4 runways they should just bite the bullet and build the 4th immediately after openin...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 36
Views: 7673

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

I remember flying in 2000 on a WN 737-200 from HOU to MSY, but it was a continuation of a flight from LAX-ELP-HOU.

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 12812

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

I for one like the customer codes, it gave a glimpse into the airplane's history. Mergers and leases always make things murky, but it's interesting to trace where a plane has been. -Rowen I think Boeing was trying to deemphasize variations between planes delivered to different customers. Leasing co...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 12812

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

Because United’s customer code with Boeing is 22 so that the reason why UA’s 777-300ERs are 777-322ER and for 787’s there are no codes assigned to them and the 737 with 24 code are the ones ordered by Continental Airlines Sent from my iPhone XS MAX using Tapatalk Weren't there add on orders for 737...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44350

Re: WN looking at A220

Whether it is the NMA or A220, I think it is reasonable for Southwest to look at options in the next decade. Their business model has evolved towards higher volume routes, but they still have many small routes. Markets like El Paso to San Antonio or St Louis to Omaha or Kansas City to Indianapolis ...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 7100

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

I like the 2-4-3 layout for 9-abreast. Perhaps in the future the inflight entertainement systems won't tie everything to 3-3-3.

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30764

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

No A380 and no more frequencies will mean more capacity and pricing pressure from competition. There is a strong value to be the dominant player on a market. The 100 additional seats of the A380 are used to kick off anybody trying to get your key O&D markets. If it was such strong value, BA wou...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 112
Views: 12887

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Considering they don't appear to have equipment to reach the blaze, aerial fire bombing isn't a bad idea. I don't know if Notre Dame had retrofitted life safety and fire suppression systems in it, but external apparatus just isn't reaching it well. You figure the towers are 70m high, that's out of ...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 112
Views: 12887

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Trump just tweeted: "Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!" I'm sure that will work! And it will work wonders for all the fragile manuscripts and the priceless artwork in the edifice... :roll: Considering they don't appear to have equipment to reach t...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 787: Broken Dreams l Al Jazeera Investigations
Replies: 14
Views: 4753

Re: The Boeing 787: Broken Dreams l Al Jazeera Investigations

It's a bunch of garbage. The 787 is a tremendous success. It had teething problems, but Boeing overcame them. They badmouth the South Carolina facility, but Boeing is no longer just a Washington state company. They moved their headquarters to Chicago after merging with McDonnell Douglas. They bought...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 11552

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

Airlines0613 wrote:
EMB170 wrote:
But it's a MAX...won't be flying around anytime soon...

No, it’s a Boeing 737-800 with Split Scimitar winglets. Look at it closely.

It should be flying soon!


Special liveries tend to be painted on planes being repainted after D checks. Boeing just paints the standard livery at the factory.

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passports at Gate after US CBP Preclearance
Replies: 11
Views: 2154

Re: Passports at Gate after US CBP Preclearance

DiscoverCSG wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
They want to make sure you actually get on the plane after going through preclearance.


... and that when you do, you haven't accidentally thrown your passport in the trash with the remains of Tim Horton's.


Is it obligatory to go to Tim Horton's?

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passports at Gate after US CBP Preclearance
Replies: 11
Views: 2154

Re: Passports at Gate after US CBP Preclearance

They want to make sure you actually get on the plane after going through preclearance.

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did CO ever fly to JFK
Replies: 31
Views: 5902

Re: Did CO ever fly to JFK

They even had IAH-JFK flights to feed some international flights.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 17132

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

What’s up with Delta N143DA N144DA these are 99 build with 20k cycles and 60k hours roughly. If this 737/787 problem gets worse will an airline come sniffing around there aren’t that many 767’s sitting around with useful life left. Non-ER 767s will only be useful to a small subset of operators need...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137218

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

pugman211 wrote:
fcogafa wrote:
Will they need to do the wing bendy test to 150% or whatever for this version or has it been done?



I would imagine yes because it is a completely different wing.



That's why the ground test plane was built last year.

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