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by PA110
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: face mask policies violate state mandates
Replies: 31
Views: 2388

Re: face mask policies violate state mandates

Hey Mods, maybe you should can this thread. The OP seems to have created his account just to launch this blatantly political thread.

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by PA110
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6931

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

Varsity1 wrote:
It has a still air range of 3200nm.


That might work for the return journey, but Mainland USA to Hawaii is usually bucking headwinds. In the winter time, significant enough to weight-restrict commercial some flights.

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by PA110
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM shuts down LATAM Argentina
Replies: 54
Views: 8964

Re: LATAM shuts down LATAM Argentina

This is really a shame from a traveler's perspective. 4M was operationally far more reliable than that hot mess at AR. AR redefines dysfunction on an epic scale.

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by PA110
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM shuts down LATAM Argentina
Replies: 54
Views: 8964

Re: LATAM shuts down LATAM Argentina

This is really a shame from an operational perspective. 4M's operations were so much more reliable than that hot mess at AR. AR rewrites the book on levels of dysfunctionality.

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by PA110
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery AEP to be closed Aug. 1st for 4 months
Replies: 9
Views: 2711

Re: Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery AEP to be closed Aug. 1st for 4 months

Why aren't they doing this work right now instead of waiting for August 1st? The airports have been closed for months. There was plenty of time to do this work while all flights were grounded.

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by PA110
Tue May 26, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 262
Views: 54894

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy

TG has always been the dumping ground for underachieving offspring of high-ranking military generals.

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by PA110
Tue May 19, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ecuador TAME to be liquidated
Replies: 27
Views: 5821

Re: Ecuador TAME to be liquidated

TAME was dysfunctional at the best of times, but they did get the job done, most of the time. RIP Tame! I enjoyed my flights out to Galapagos and back.

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by PA110
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65996

Re: Is it the beginning of the end for SAA?

Antaras wrote:
SAA's end started a year ago.


SA's end started a decade ago with breathtaking corruption and mismanagement.

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by PA110
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Forum Suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

New Forum Suggestion

Is there any chance we can get a forum dedicated to those of us who currently work in the industry (Flight Ops, Crew, Sales & Marketing) as well as industry-adjacent such as GDS companies, Travel Agents & Tour Operators? It would be great to commiserate with colleagues from across the globe.

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by PA110
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SCL terminal, new TPAC gateway between South America & Australia/NZ
Replies: 41
Views: 6154

Re: New SCL terminal, new TPAC gateway between South America & Australia/NZ

I saw the one of the new gate concourses close to completion with several others still under construction when I was there last year. It seems the design is dictated by space constraints, but the U-shape of the overall project will make transiting SCL about as much fun as transiting LAX or any other...

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by PA110
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337674

Guayaquil mayor orders blockade of GYE runway

The mayor of Guayaquil ordered municipal vehicles to enter GYE airport and blockade the runway in an attempt to prevent inbound flights from Europe. Today's KLM flight was due to land in GYE to pick up some of the guests who had been stranded in Galapagos and repatriate them back home. KL755 landed ...

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by PA110
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corona virus Bailout Bill (US)
Replies: 145
Views: 8162

Re: Corona virus Bailout Bill

There's a lot of hyperbole driven by nervous insecurity. Bottom line, the airlines need to take a number and wait in line with everyone else affected by this unprecedented event. Why should airline employees be prioritized ahead of small retail shopkeepers, restaurant workers or minimum wage laborers?

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by PA110
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64313

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Sam Chui, well....he's just another avgeek blogger with a huge network. I don't value his commercial input as very valuable. Just because he's well known in the industry doesn't make him an expert... Not to defend him in any way, but I believe aviation is just his hobby. I seem to recall his day jo...

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by PA110
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National's first A330 N819CA delivered
Replies: 13
Views: 5864

Re: National's first A330 N819CA delivered

Did not National go bankrupt or close to it? The original National Airlines (NA) operated from 1934 to 1980 when it merged with Pan Am. A second iteration (N7) was based in Las Vegas that operated between 1999 and 2002. It went bankrupt and ultimately ceased operations. This third iteration is Nati...

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by PA110
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8621

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

Oh great! Because security lines aren't backed up enough as it is. I was just there and the main security screening post was a total shit-show. Even the TSA precheck on the south side by the entrance to the A concourse was backed up. Until we have smoother security screening, keep non-flyers away fr...

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by PA110
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17830

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

Excess Luggage is not the issue here, Passengers are not even getting their alloted 23kg?? on arrival. I live in Abuja and have many friends and relations that on arrival do not get any of their items. For what it is what, a day after the threat THY all of a sudden gets a A330 to fly to Abuja.... E...

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by PA110
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?
Replies: 35
Views: 6656

Re: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?

The same reason any airline does anything. Economics. If DL can cover the network through joint ventures and revenue sharing agreements, there is no need to use their own metal where it might cost more to set up their own operations.

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by PA110
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prinair is back
Replies: 38
Views: 9343

Re: Prinair is back

Prinair was a great little airline. I loved those 4-engine Herons, and later the Casa C-212 Aviocars.

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by PA110
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40770

Re: United Airlines A350 update

hereandthere41 wrote:
45 A350-900s. Starting in 2022.


Is that order still happening? I thought I read somewhere that UA had abandoned plans of moving forward with the A350.

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by PA110
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 30603

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

Why do those objecting automatically assume this move is in response to specific complaints? There has been a broad move across English-speaking countries for several decades to remove gender from language. Policeman is now Police Officer. Mailman is now Mail Carrier. These are just two examples tha...

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by PA110
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 13038

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

Doug Parker is the primary reason things have gone downhill so far at AA. For all intents and purposes, he's replaced the last vestiges of AA's Flagship service with the utter blandness of US Airways. Having just flown to BUE and back from SCL in Premium Y, I was caught off guard by just how much se...

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by PA110
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22389

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today

Would love to hear the experience the pax will have upon arrival after 8+ in a single aisle acft. Hope the Doctors let them speak or the hospital provides a PR announcement. Why? Before widebodies, longhaul flights were operated by DC8s, 707s and VC-10s. Everyone survived. What a foolish comment.

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by PA110
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 12469

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

Yeah, I was in San Francisco in April and had no issue getting a Lyft to pickup and drop off at the curb. I was too, but they've since moved the pick-up to the central parking garage. It was the same yesterday when I was in Seattle. You pick-up all app-based rides in the parking garage. It's well m...

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by PA110
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 10809

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

One of the nicest airlines in its day. A pleasure to fly. They did customer service right.

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by PA110
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)
Replies: 30
Views: 5826

Re: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)

Wow. I much more interested in the logistics of the flight but it switched to long haul on narrowbody. Thanks A.net for your downward spiral. Welcome to A.net, where every thread gets thrown off topic by the 3rd post. But back to the topic, everything I've read on the A220 seems to indicate this li...

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by PA110
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 65
Views: 15061

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

I remember JFK in the 60s as a child going back and forth to Holland out of the IAB on KLM. It was generally a windowless experience, with the exception of the waiting lounge on the second level which looked landside. There were no jet bridges back then and all pax were escorted from the departure l...

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by PA110
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7844

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

I flew LY from THR to TLV. The only time I've ever seen an FA strike a passenger, which he totally deserved. Some total sleaze-bag reached around the meal cart and pinched the female flight attendant as she was setting down the lunch trays. She plowed the cart into him, doubling him over. She then d...

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by PA110
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7844

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

I did as well. Attended Tehran American School. I would like to go back to Iran one day. While there I flew IR on 2 occasions: 707 to Kabul, Afghanistan and a 727 to Shiraz. Ah, the good ole days! I attended CHS. I flew IR domestically on old 737 classics Tehran - Esfahan - Shiraz. My friend's fath...

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by PA110
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7844

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

More like reverted back to PA110. In NS 1971 PA110 was JFK-FCO-IST-ESB-THR. PA515 I'm not 100% certain, but I believe that PA110 in 1971 was a 707 all the way from JFK. When PA started taking deliveries of 747s, they went to the London and Paris routes first. I believe PA extended 114 to Rome in or...

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by PA110
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7844

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

What were Iran Air's flights to JFK like. I never flew the JFK nonstop from THR. My dad flew it a couple of times and said that IR's 747SP service was good, but it was a very long flight (back in the day). In the mid-70s, there were so many options between JFK and THR. IR had the nonstop 747SP serv...

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by PA110
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7844

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

I lived in Tehran from Jan 1975 through August 1977. PA110 was often fraught with delays and cancellations due to labor unrest in Rome. The JFK-FCO leg would often operate, but the 707 onward leg would get cancelled with considerable regularity throughout 1976. PA1/2 were much better options if you ...

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by PA110
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7844

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

Ionosphere wrote:
If you had read, the flight was a continuation from Paris.


This was very short-lived. By mid 1974, PA114 terminated in Paris. The change of gauge in Rome adopted the PA110 flight number which lasted at least through 1978.

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by PA110
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7844

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

1973 PA 2, 747 service New York City - London -Frankfurt - Istanbul - Beirut -Tehran - Dehi - Bangkok - Hong Kong -Tokyo- Honolulu- Los Angeles PA114, 747 to Rome then on the 707 onwards Depending on the day of the week New York City - Paris - Rome - Beirut - Tehran New York City - Paris - Rome - B...

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by PA110
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 64
Views: 13084

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

Like every other "Why doesn't XX fly to YYY" thread, the answer is ALWAYS the same!
No sound economic case.

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by PA110
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 15116

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

My favorite was the guy on my flight last week who was arguing with me that Air Force One was a 737...he would not believe me (an aerospace engineer, who has done some very low-level design work on AF1) that it's a 747. Almost became combative. Not to go off on a tangent, but AF1 is not an aircraft...

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by PA110
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 7467

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

I'm a DL flyer and going to SFO for a business trip in October. To my surprise, all business class on direct flights between JFK - SFO are sold out on DL. I even looked into 3Q/4Q of this year, 90% of the flights have their business cabins sold out. DL flies 757 with 16 D1 seats Thoughts/Insights? ...

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by PA110
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384926

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Where did the image of the 737 in the hangar come from, as in who took it? Where did the person that posted it get it? Calm down there, Skippy. A repainting video was posted on UA's own twitter feed within minutes of the photo being leaked. https://twitter.com/united/status/1120871420525993984

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by PA110
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384926

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

No matter what UA reveals tomorrow, I predict the following:
1. A minuscule fraction of A.net will either like it or not care.
2. The overwhelming majority of A.net will completely lose their minds and claim the new livery is the worst aviation livery disaster since the last airline rebranding.

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by PA110
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 210
Views: 53217

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

So is there any chance we're going to see proper HTML rendering of quotation marks on the home page forum crawl?

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by PA110
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Thread titles showing " instead of quotation marks
Replies: 2
Views: 2064

Re: Thread titles showing " instead of quotation marks

Since your post got zero responses from site admins, I thought I'd give them another nudge. It's really amateurish not be be able to render quotation marks properly. User's should not have to worry about these things. There are plenty of times users will want to put something in quotes. It' not thei...

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by PA110
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384926

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

No matter what UA decide to do livery wise, the outcome here is predetermined: A.Nutters will hate it, with a passion. It will be the end of civilization as we know it. Just like every other livery that has ever been introduced going back to the dawn of mankind.

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by PA110
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749153

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

No....it is unstable because the weight and balance characteristics have been altered by the larger and heavier LEAP engines. Boeing has tried to use software that is either poorly executed or poorly documented or poorly communicated or all of the above. Relaxed stability is fine in military aircra...

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by PA110
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749153

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This is getting ridiculous, you don't have to be an aerospace engineer, 737 MAX maintenance worker, 737 MAX pilot or instructor, Boeing design engineer, FAA executive or whatever in order to have a valid opinion on this topic... ...we know they are a bit unstable by design What on earth has led you...

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by PA110
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749153

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The 737 is too old of an air frame to graft a huge engine onto. It makes the aircraft unstable in flight. It is an unsafe design and must be withdrawn from service. Boeing clearly cannot be trusted to tell the truth. And this declaration comes with how many years of aviation design or aeronautical ...

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by PA110
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins
Replies: 13
Views: 3676

Re: Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins

The blue fabric with red top-stitching looks vaguely like denim. While that might be fine for economy class seat covers, it really cheapens the look in business class. Darker colors without the bright red contrasting stitching would evoke a much more sophisticated ambiance.

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by PA110
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines (Dynamic Airways) applies for JFK-GYE service
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

Re: Eastern Airlines (Dynamic Airways) applies for JFK-GYE service

What an utter waste of time. TAME flew JFK-UIO, switched it to JFK-GYE, then switched it back to JFK-UIO and they still could not make the route work. LATAM operates this route non-stop, while connecting service is available on B6 via FLL, and AA via MIA. This is a flight in search of a market that'...

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by PA110
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 109520

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Let's be honest though this plane was more about building a bigger Airbus than the Boeing 747 and very little to do about the potential market for this plane. Boeing had the advantage back in the 70's or selling oversize planes to people who didn't need them that Airbus didn't have in the profit se...

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by PA110
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary
Replies: 352
Views: 18932

Re: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary

The idea that eliminating most air travel with high speed rail is completely ludicrous, however to be fair, US aviation infrastructure has been stretched by the massive growth in 70-seat short-haul routes. Do you really need to fly between ORD and MKE? Between JFK and BDL? Between SMF and SFO? High ...

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by PA110
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 14115

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

How many spare jumpseats are there on a TUI 738? If the family of 3 were occupying jumpseats, where were the crew seated during take-off and landing?

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by PA110
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW
Replies: 15
Views: 2065

Re: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW

Fixed that for you. :wink2: I know that this board is global, but I'm pretty sure that by now folks know that raccoons are also referred to as trash-pandas. The comment refers to the black cockpit window mask that seems to be spreading beyond the A350. So my question remains. Is the black cockpit w...

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