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by akelley728
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at MCI?
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: L-1011 at MCI?

http://tristarexperience.org/l1011/
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rjsampson wrote:
... and could not have been more please to see an L-1011! Anyone know about that aircraft?


More info here:

http://tristarexperience.org/l1011/

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by akelley728
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 730
Views: 144875

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

They didn't. The decision to retire seven A320s was taken at a moment when Delta was already installing the new cabins in the A320s. They simply retired the seven oldest A320s that hadn't received the new cabins yet. N309US had already gone through the mods at that point, so it wasn't retired. The ...

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by akelley728
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 13375

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

Remember DL has to replace their seats on the 717 after the FAA determined their current seats don’t meet some regulation. So if you’re going to keep them until 2030, and you have to replace the seats anyway... Why not go ahead and put IFE screens on the aircraft? I didn't hear this! Can you provid...

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by akelley728
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice on a smart watch
Replies: 14
Views: 1662

Re: Advice on a smart watch

Think you got the wrong forum Doc, haha. This is Non-Av, right? There are people on this forum who are gadgety geeks. I think I'm in the right forum. Your post was originally in Civil Aviation, which is where I found it. Mods moved it, all is good. I know there are a plethora of Android Apple Watch...

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by akelley728
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1133
Views: 219598

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Following continued harassment and bullying from the usual suspects, I've decided to change the format of the reporting. I will now do this weekly and have more of a highlights theme rather than attempt to be 100% fully encompassing of all events happening within the widebody fleet. Let me join the...

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by akelley728
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)
Replies: 39
Views: 7432

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)

Fantastic article! This is why I still am on airliners.net. Looking forward to seeing the next ones!

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by akelley728
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 15896

Re: Last VS A340

Maybe consider a quick overnight to Madrid on the IB 340 flight to make sure. Although when I tried it I got equipment swapped to an A333 on the outbound and A343 (right before retirement) on the return! It is usually a 346 though. Hopefully there isn't an equipment swap! My main question is how so...

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by akelley728
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 15896

Re: Last VS A340

So the A340-600 has been an elusive type on my flight log. I am flying to LHR in September. Based on the experience of those who regularly fly Virgin, how solid is the schedule from now to then? I would like to purchase my tickets now, but I don’t want to take a chance of buying a ticket if the airc...

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by akelley728
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 131330

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N338NW


Did you mean 3228? If so it looks like it returned back to SAL.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N328NW
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n515cr wrote:


Did you mean 3228? If so it looks like it returned back to SAL.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N328NW

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by akelley728
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's
Replies: 17
Views: 3898

Re: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's

seabosdca wrote:
I doubt there is much market for them as passenger frames, although perhaps at the right very low price Icelandair or Delta might have interest.


These are Rolls Royce powered frames. So negative on Delta, but Icelandair, yes.

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by akelley728
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Google Pop ups on iPhones
Replies: 1
Views: 1443

Re: Google Pop ups on iPhones

Same thing is happening to me as well! iPhone 6s. Everytime I click on a thread, the pop up comes up. I can only access airliners.net on my laptop now. Please make it stop!

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by akelley728
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 17031

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

SkyWest flights attendants are notorious for being the airplane mode police. Yes, yes and yes, totally agree! I'm a Delta Platinum Medallion and the airplane mode police are only on Skywest flights. Here is the 1st sentence: A Delta Air Lines flight attendant forced passengers off a plane at Fort W...

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by akelley728
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 4110

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

This safety video is world class. Delta sets the standard (at least for the US3) again. What a great way to highlight the new uniforms. I like many others had my doubts about the new uniform colors but now that they are out there, I have warmed up to them very quickly. It's a huge way to differentia...

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by akelley728
Mon May 21, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9879

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

I think this is a nice gesture on Delta's part, with a great marketing partnership with Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola makes other products than just Coke (Sprite, Seagrams Ginger Ale, etc.) and you can choose not to have a Coke if you wish.

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by akelley728
Mon May 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21684

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Long turn times only affect Boeing a/c like the 757, the A321 with its wider cabin will not suffer that indignity. Wonder why the longer turn times on longer n/b body a/c is even a debate......everything has to be A versus B. Have you ever been on an A321? I have been on both AA and DL A321s and it...

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by akelley728
Mon May 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 131330

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

777Mech wrote:
After a long time being parked with engines off, 9208 has finally returned to service.


Do we know if N902DA (9202) is ever coming back? It's been stored since 6/25/2017.

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by akelley728
Fri May 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight
Replies: 34
Views: 5890

Re: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight

doug_or wrote:
Interesting. Not sure how accurate it is, but APC says DL only has 5 VIP configured 757s. Surprised they'd let them sit that much. Do they do MX in OKC?


Delta has 11 '75C' aircraft with 72 F seats:

N649DL
N650DL
N651DL
N652DL
N654DL
N655DL
N661DN
N662DN
N663DN
N664DN
N666DN

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by akelley728
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger IL-76?
Replies: 19
Views: 5068

Re: Passenger IL-76?

https://youtu.be/kzQ86hK3poY

https://youtu.be/oxYcQ6fLeqc
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Here’s a couple

Here are a couple YouTube videos that show the 3+3 seating on the IL-76 that does the Antarctica flights.

https://youtu.be/kzQ86hK3poY

https://youtu.be/oxYcQ6fLeqc

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by akelley728
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Officer who dragged off Dr Dao...now suing UA & Chicago Dept of Aviation
Replies: 1
Views: 754

Re: Officer who dragged off Dr Dao...now suing UA & Chicago Dept of Aviation

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Existing thread here...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1391319

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by akelley728
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and the NTU 748
Replies: 3
Views: 1878

Re: LH and the NTU 748

Hi everyone I happened to notice the 20th 748 that was not taken up by LH. I thought I read on here way back when as to why but I couldn’t find the topic. Does anyone happen to have insight as to what the reasoning was for them to not accept this plane? Thanks in advance! To clarify, it's not the '...

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by akelley728
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 757's at MKE
Replies: 20
Views: 3765

Re: DL 757's at MKE

Is the Mighty 757 the preferred aircraft for athletic charters? Delta operates a sub fleet of 11 757s that are especially equipped for sports charters. The 11 757s transferred from Delta’s ownership to a private leasing company, which leases the aircraft to a trust controlled by the NBA league. As ...

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by akelley728
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta's 737-800 fleet have split scimitars?
Replies: 32
Views: 4600

Re: Will Delta's 737-800 fleet have split scimitars?

None of the 737-700s or 737-800s have pivot bins. Except for these 737-800s: 73As (Ex-GOL): 4/4, all have 2Ku WiFi. N774DE – ex-PR-GUW, (entered Apr 7, 2017; finished Jun 21, 2017) – SAL. 2Ku WiFi. N775DE – ex-PR-GXG, (entered Apr 5, 2017; finished Jun 13, 2017) – SAL. 2Ku WiFi. N776DE – ex-PR-GXK,...

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by akelley728
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 9453

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

This has nothing to do with her job at all. In my opinion, what people do off the clock is none of their employers business as long as it does not affect their performance on the job. I don't think she should lose her job over this or even be placed on leave, however most states in the US are at-wi...

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by akelley728
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire
Replies: 30
Views: 5329

Re: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire

Has this a/c been grounded since this incident for investigative purposes and was it repaired and put back into service or sent or scrapped/parted out ? Uhh, judge for yourself: https://cdn.aviation-safety.net/photos/accidents/20161028-2-C-2.jpg http://newsinflight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Sc...

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by akelley728
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans
Replies: 38
Views: 5949

Re: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans

Delta is one of the better airlines when it comes to not abusing the CRJ/ERJ. I thought the cut-off was 600 miles, but I'm sure someone who really knows can say for sure. I've always felt that the mission of these birds should be small markets and thin point to point markets of 500 miles or less. I...

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by akelley728
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL new requirements for service/emotional support animals
Replies: 31
Views: 2403

Re: DL new requirements for service/emotional support animals

Am I the only one who sees dogs and cats on a plane and thinks "I hope I'm sitting next to them?" I didn't realize so many people hated animals. This is not about people hating animals. This is what people hate: 1. Pet owners circumventing airline rules and trying to get out of airline pe...

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by akelley728
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans
Replies: 38
Views: 5949

Re: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans

personally would love to see the 50 seaters go, or be retained for smaller markets only. It would be nice to see them gone on routes like OMA-MSP, CID-DTW/MSP, MSN-DTW/MSP etc. Agreed - I flew on a CRJ-200 from ORF-DTW on Sunday. This isn't a smaller market and the plane was packed to the gills. It...

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by akelley728
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 46
Views: 11249

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

Maybe they'll buy the Lufthansa 747-8i frames and convert them. Negative. 1. All of LXs 747s are pure F models with the hinged nose. 2. 747-8i would be converted passenger frames with you guessed it, no hinged nose 3. 747-8i has the extended upper deck, severely limiting the cargo capacity vs the s...

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by akelley728
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 46
Views: 11249

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

n471wn wrote:
There are 6 400F’s currently available


flee wrote:
If they buy from the used market, the 744F would be the most likely candidate for fleet commonality and logistics.


What 400Fs are available?

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by akelley728
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5765

Re: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?

All in all, Boeing did well selling widebodies. However, as an everyday reader on a.net, I did not see any praise for this performance and I think it is widely overlooked. Do you have any idea why ? Why Boeing WB performance can not get the praise Airbus NB performance gets ? ( I tried not to act l...

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by akelley728
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 14189

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

Any time table on the 747 leaving ATL? I'm hoping to catch it soon for one very last time. Scheduled to depart ATL 9:45am, arrive MSY 9:55am. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8902/history/20180102/1441Z/KATL/KMSY It is loading up at T02 as I type this! I’m on DL1883 heading to MCO and we taxi...

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by akelley728
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83248

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
I understand they were planning on taking the economy seats from 6304 for the upcoming 763ER-high J --> 763ER-low J conversion program. A number of economy seats needed for that program.


Does the DL 744 have the same exact model of seats as in the 763?

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by akelley728
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spatial disorientation: How many crashes caused by it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2688

Re: Spatial disorientation: How many crashes caused by it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._K ... lane_crash
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One of the most famous where spatial disorientation is the probable cause is the crash of John F Kennedy Jr. on July 16, 1999. I remember that like it was yesterday.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._K ... lane_crash

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by akelley728
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS 100 / 300 question
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: CS 100 / 300 question

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DLHAM wrote:
There is an Airstair option for the A320? Never heard about that.


Yes - on the A319CJ

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=126903

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by akelley728
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83248

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 77-437065/
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NateGreat wrote:
Could we expect Premium Select as well as new Economy seats on the 777 and 767-400 retrofits? Because they are desperately needed!


Yes for the 777

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 77-437065/

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by akelley728
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777 Retrofit Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 1059

Re: Delta 777 Retrofit Thread

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by akelley728
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Mood Lighting Retrofit
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Delta Mood Lighting Retrofit

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We got a current thread on Delta Mood lighting...

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by akelley728
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83248

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Any additional info as to why their keeping these two girls? They have already retired 1403 & 1404... 1403 was due for a heavy maintenance check. 1404 has heavy maintenance due next year but a smaller check due now. Both ships require an expensive Nitrogen Generation System installed to fly pas...

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by akelley728
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years
Replies: 22
Views: 3115

Re: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years

Delta went into bankruptcy in 2005 and emerged on April 25, 2007. During bankruptcy Delta shed close to 9,000 jobs, and a lot of the remaining employees got pay cuts.. The bankruptcy also allowed them to get rid of planes with high lease payment and renegotiate others. Then they merged with with Nor...

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by akelley728
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 visits DEN
Replies: 36
Views: 8403

Re: DL A350 visits DEN

Absolutely beautiful. Can't wait till I can be on one!

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by akelley728
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 16732

Re: Delta MD-88 vs Delta MD-90 & Boeing 717-200

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by akelley728
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa B737 hijacked in 1977 returns to Germany
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: Lufthansa B737 hijacked in 1977 returns to Germany

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by akelley728
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 16849

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

I think there's no denying that an A330 is (in terms of pax experience) a step up from a battered old 767... I know people love the 7-abreast in Y on the Boeing jet, but the Airbus is so much more comfortable...it's quieter, it rides turbulence better, the bins are bigger... Have you ever been in a...

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by akelley728
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 16849

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

I think there's no denying that an A330 is (in terms of pax experience) a step up from a battered old 767... I know people love the 7-abreast in Y on the Boeing jet, but the Airbus is so much more comfortable...it's quieter, it rides turbulence better, the bins are bigger... Have you ever been in a...

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by akelley728
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV
Replies: 65
Views: 22684

Re: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV

Hopefully this will lead DL into canceling A350s finally and ordering the 747-8i to properly serve DTW and stop the hub closure. Seriously though, is this the first delamination of a 787/A350 wing? I think I read in other threads that composites were going to be easier to and cheaper to repair than...

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by akelley728
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172457

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

It's not just the screens that are different. The entire IFE systems on the new installation planes are the latest generation with several times more content than the original systems have. I would think that the 'server' that has the content on the plane could be upgraded to the latest and greates...

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by akelley728
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA
Replies: 39
Views: 8759

Re: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA

I'd bet the DEN-DCA leg has restrictions during the summer due to Hot/High of denver I would take that bet. You do realize that Denver's Runway 16R/34L, with a length of 16,000 feet (4,877 m), is the longest public use runway in the United States? And that the rest of their runways are all 12,000 f...

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by akelley728
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: USAF to take TransAero Whitetails for AF1
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

Re: CNN: USAF to take TransAero Whitetails for AF1

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