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by N1120A
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

When you make it clear to criminals that they won't be punished for crimes you get this behavior the smash and grabs etc. If you voted to keep Newsom in the recall then you reap what you sew. Well, where to start with this steaming pile... 1) This is a federal crime. In fact, the local police may n...

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by N1120A
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 20
Views: 1335

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

Currently, Highway 9 crosses the Yukon River in Dawson City by ferry during the summer and ice bridge during the winter. During the spring breakup period, the crossing is closed and there is no way across. A permnant bridge was proposed in 2004, but was never built. Therefore, a permnant bridge sho...

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by N1120A
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry

Without a bridge, that is a very long stretch without a bridge. It also disconnects a bunch of populated communities that are physically close. Therefore, a bridge to replace this ferry might actually be a good idea. Is there good opportunity for development on the Plaquemaine side of the river? Ba...

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by N1120A
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 400
Views: 49788

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

32andBelow wrote:
GTI096 diverting to ANC


Which makes zero sense to be connected to the 5G issue.

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by N1120A
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system

I know some Navajo pilots who say that plane never got FIKI certification because the wing can carry so much ice that it doesn't matter lol

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by N1120A
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry

In fact I'm surprised the ferry still exists. Without a bridge, that is a very long stretch without a bridge. It also disconnects a bunch of populated communities that are physically close. Therefore, a bridge to replace this ferry might actually be a good idea. It might, but Louisiana isn't exactl...

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by N1120A
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 400
Views: 49788

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Chemist wrote:
We can add this situation to the high competency list of FAA accomplishments that include the original 737MAX certification and (eventually) grounding.


Blaming the FAA for this is pretty short sighted. The FCC are the ones primarily responsible for this.

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by N1120A
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to commence flights to Quebec City
Replies: 13
Views: 3920

Re: Air France to commence flights to Quebec City

YQB is a smallish metro area, but there is plenty of demand to go to France in particular. It makes total sense for AF to fly the route, especially with a TATL JV sharing the costs - though Delta's historic weakness in Canada doesn't help as much.

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by N1120A
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 2712 Roswell - Honolulu?
Replies: 6
Views: 1821

Re: United 2712 Roswell - Honolulu?

Given the onerous "quarantine" requirements in HKG and Mainland China, it totally makes sense that United wants to not expose their crews to the harassment that the BA crews and others had to face.

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by N1120A
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry

Aesma wrote:
In fact I'm surprised the ferry still exists.


Without a bridge, that is a very long stretch without a bridge. It also disconnects a bunch of populated communities that are physically close.

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by N1120A
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 465
Views: 57458

Re: Allegiant nearing deal for 737MAX

The MAX 7 seems weird at first, but then makes more sense when you think about G4's model. They fly to some really small places and likely can benefit from the lower trip costs of a smaller aircraft when there is just no way they can fill a MAX 8 or MAX 200. They fired a captain for evacuating an a...

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by N1120A
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are WN pilots stomping harder on the brakes than anybody else?
Replies: 21
Views: 1908

Re: Are WN pilots stomping harder on the brakes than anybody else?

I've had greasers on WN and carrier landings. Same with any airline. The only airlines I've had consistently smooth landings with are Volaris and SkyWest. United is USUALLY pretty smooth. I had a WN flight where the FO thumped it in. I'd gotten to know him a bit at the airport and asked - he said th...

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by N1120A
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 465
Views: 57458

Re: Allegiant nearing deal for 737MAX

The MAX 7 seems weird at first, but then makes more sense when you think about G4's model. They fly to some really small places and likely can benefit from the lower trip costs of a smaller aircraft when there is just no way they can fill a MAX 8 or MAX 200. This seems completely-nuts. Has Allegiant...

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by N1120A
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?
Replies: 16
Views: 1218

Re: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?

Does this apply to all carriers around the world? Are there any 737 pilots here who have practiced the technique[s] in the simulator? I understand action is required quite quickly. Is that correct? Any 737 flying in the world with the old Parker Hannafin rudder set up that can fail in that way woul...

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by N1120A
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?
Replies: 16
Views: 1218

Re: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?

Not only have they been trained in it, but the AD to fix the potential failure was issued and completed in...1997.

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by N1120A
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:

Noise and other environmental concerns pretty much run the preferred format of flow, as does airspace. LAX is a key example of both. The airport is right on the coast and basically at one end of an airspace that includes a bunch of other airports, so it makes sense to go the way they do.

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by N1120A
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321LR flight level?
Replies: 9
Views: 1492

Re: A321LR flight level?

Obviously I am not a pilot. Nevertheless, I have analyzed some A321LR flights, specially the long range flights Air Portugal operates, and I have noticed that the flight level is usually below FL340. Is it possible to say that the A321 LR or the future XLR is not able to climb to a higher altitude ...

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by N1120A
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1902

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

The E45 cruises faster than the CR2. Most likely, I've never flown the CR2 only the CR7. We flew the CR7 at M0.83 everywhere. But i've always heard the CR2 was not known for it's performance. We were behind a Skywest 175 today, and ATC asked their speed, M0.62... then asked our speed, M0.80 ATC the...

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by N1120A
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1902

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

This thread is explains the reason a friend who worked down the street from me in Houston Center (ZHU) would ask CRJ2 pilots, "if you had a vertical rate what would it be"!! :stirthepot: Though us in the TRACON just let everyone else climb above you guys in the CRJ2, E145 and E45X, then l...

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by N1120A
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737
Replies: 13
Views: 1673

Re: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737

Ultimately, ATP's MO is for students to pay handsomely (twice what they could part 61, if done shrewdly) to get 250 hours and their commercial/multi/CFI/CFII and then work for ATP as instructors to hit their 1250/1500. What they're really advertising is that these ULCCs/hybrid cargo/passenger carrie...

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by N1120A
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Status of electric pushback tugs at MAD (Madrid)?
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: Status of electric pushback tugs at MAD (Madrid)?

Are these the little robot ones that fit to the nosewheel? I believe a version may be in use in the US

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by N1120A
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE

Let me put it this way - if you can fly 160 KIAS at 10000, you are doing over 190 KTAS. That would be Baron territory and you'd still be 8 knots under Vne. That said, a 540 is not going to haul that fat wing on the Sierra up to that kind of speed. Putting an IO540 in a Sierra will not give you a lin...

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by N1120A
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underrated and overrated airliners?
Replies: 25
Views: 1981

Re: Underrated and overrated airliners?

Underrated - 747-8, 757-300, 737MAX

Overrated - A380, CRJ

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by N1120A
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 17
Views: 1885

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

The aircraft would need to have a ton to hours to need the spar replaced. As in 15000 hours. Very few aircraft in the 400 series fleet have that. They're about $75000 though. It was 6500 hrs for the aircraft with tip tanks https://www.aopa.org/-/media/Files/AOPA/Home/Supporting-General-Aviation/Adv...

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by N1120A
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 17
Views: 1885

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

The real question is whether you'd want a 401 in the first place, knowing that you likely need 2 engines, when you can get an earlier model 414 (non A model) for less than $100,000 with life left on the engines. Really? I know quite a few A&P's that have taken on restoration projects. It's a hob...

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by N1120A
Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?
Replies: 34
Views: 1926

Re: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?

Skywest - EMB120 Brasilia Cape Air - Cessna 402 Mesa - CR9 Air Wisconsin - BAE146 and CR2 they call CL65 American Eagle/Envoy - E145 ExpressJet - E145 Horizon - Q400 Compass - E175 Shuttle America - E170 Mesaba - Avro RJ Pinnacle - CR2 Lao Airlines - ATR72 Condor - 767 Ryanair - 737-800 AirTran - 71...

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by N1120A
Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the largest airplane to ever be repossessed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: What is the largest airplane to ever be repossessed?

I believe SR had one or two MD11s seized briefly when their bankruptcy because public.. Have seen US Marshalls seize a Philippine Airlines 747 at LAX during the carrier’s bankruptcy in the 1990s. Seen similar happen in Miami with Ecuatoriana A310. What did the US Marshalls end up doing with the 747?...

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by N1120A
Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?
Replies: 34
Views: 1926

Re: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?

Pan Am - 747 TWA - 747 or Constellation AA - MD80 or 767 UA - 747 (Saul Bass) WN - 737 (duh). Especially the -300 and -700 AC - 767 BA - 747 and Concorde LH - 747 EK - A380 QR - 777 DL - 767 or L1011 ATA - L1011 HA - DC10 AS - 737 (especially -400) SR/LX - MD11 JL - 747 and 787 NH - 747 and 777 OZ -...

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by N1120A
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 400
Views: 49788

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Yesterday during a low visibility approach in CDG, the captain asked us passengers to turn off all electronic devices (not even on airplane mode). It was an EasyJet flight on a young A321neo. I noticed some concern among my fellow passengers before this new instruction. I told my worried neighbour ...

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by N1120A
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29634

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

This is very clearly not about COVID control.

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by N1120A
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE

I have been wanting to purchase a Beechcraft C24 Sierra. I find it to be "almost" the best combination of good looks, pilot and passenger comfort, but it comes up a little short in top-end speed when compared to other 200 HP retractables. I'd like to explore the possibility of installing ...

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by N1120A
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate
Replies: 20
Views: 2752

Re: Aircraft arriving at the incorrect gate

I made that mistake once on a 737. No idea why but I turned into the wrong gate at home base. Mistook 07L for 07R. By the time I realized I couldn’t get out anymore as there was a company on either side. Embarrassing; yes. Big deal; no. Informed ATC and our ground handling and made an air safety re...

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by N1120A
Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Alaska order the 737-500?
Replies: 9
Views: 1647

Re: Why didn’t Alaska order the 737-500?

Alaska was very happy with the 737-400, having ordered 40 aircraft. Some of them were combination freighters. They also operated a venerable fleet of 9 737-200Cs for quite some time. Continental and United saw the potential in the 735 for the 110 seat market. Why did Alaska give up on the 110-seat ...

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by N1120A
Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE

Putting an IO540 in a Sierra will not give you a linear increase in cruise speed, and it certainly won't alter the fundamental structure of the airplane. The Sierra has a Vne of 168 KIAS, which is actually pretty respectable, but there's no way you're going to get that increased. That said, I know o...

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by N1120A
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?
Replies: 21
Views: 1094

Re: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?

There is a good deal of scientific research behind the efficacy of accupuncture for certain things. I've had it before and found it did help alleviate some localized soreness I was having. Some "herbal" treatments certainly do work for certain things. Valerian will help you sleep. Coffee w...

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by N1120A
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niagara Falls Suicide
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Re: Niagara Falls Suicide

No one is going to try and rescue someone in Niagara Falls. That water is WAY too dangerous. Your message is great though - people need to be reminded that, no matter how hard it seems sometimes, there are others here for them - even people they don't know.

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by N1120A
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHS privitized?
Replies: 44
Views: 2216

Re: NHS privitized?

Highly recommend the American system. Can’t beat prices made up on the spot, everything inflated 1000x, and the solution to being poor and sick is to simply die. I've also received an MRI within 10 days in the US for a somewhat serious but routine injury, which is a timeframe that would be expresse...

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by N1120A
Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Short haul climb and cruise question...
Replies: 16
Views: 2146

Re: Short haul climb and cruise question...

Southwest used to cruise on LAS-L.A. Basin routes at like FL230-280 in their 737 Classics. When they got the NG, especially with winglets, they started doing those short flights at FL400-FL410 all the time.

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by N1120A
Thu Dec 23, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could A220 replace A318 on BA1-BA2?
Replies: 23
Views: 3214

Re: Could A220 replace A318 on BA1-BA2?

The A318 was a subfleet, but BA had plenty of A32S crew to fly and staff it, so that wasn't as much of a limiter. The A220 would certainly be as part of a larger fleet, so that would also not be a limiter. The real issue, ad others have said, is that the business case for such a service keeps shrink...

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by N1120A
Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VN SFO-SGN vesus SQ SFO-SIN, same flying time but longer distance for SFO-SIN, bad planning by VN?
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Re: VN SFO-SGN vesus SQ SFO-SIN, same flying time but longer distance for SFO-SIN, bad planning by VN?

Does VN currently have any ETOPS restrictions on any part of their fleet? If they are limited to ETOPS 120, that might explain part of the reason for their more northern route, because it cuts pretty close.

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by N1120A
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3060

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

Generally speaking, is it correct to say that flaps are for flying slower than cruise but not for actually slowing down? It really depends. Some aircraft have a much higher flap speed, at least for an initial setting, than they do gear speed. In that case, using flaps to slow down might actually be...

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by N1120A
Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 1082

Re: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe

LCC =/= terrible passenger experience with borderline deceptive "unbundling" and horrible treatment of staff.

Southwest manages to have quite low costs all while doing none of those things, and while flying a very short average stage length.

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by N1120A
Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.

I mean, the US doesn't require 100% bag matching for domestic flights, so the concept of overnight check in being a "security" related thing is pretty far fetched. It is much more to do with airlines not wanting the liability of losing your bag. I'm not sure that's it. Like I said what di...

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by N1120A
Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 1082

Re: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe

Southwest has a lower cost per seat mile than United, Delta, American, Hawaiian or JetBlue. Only Alaska, Allegiant, Spirit and Frontier rank lower. That is still a Low Cost Carrier. If it is, then just barely. However looking at what they offer, that doesn't match the description of a low-cost carr...

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by N1120A
Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which CAA’s allow A330/A350 and 777/787 common type ratings
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: Which CAA’s allow A330/A350 and 777/787 common type ratings

Unlike the 757/767 and the A330/A340, the aircraft you mention are different airplanes on different certificates. The question becomes how much will the local regulator allow in terms of differences. For example, I know that at least some Air Canada pilots are certified to fly both the 787 and 777,...

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by N1120A
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 16085

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

Pilots aren't willing to work for food stamp qualifying wages anymore when they have to have an ATP to get into the right seat. Given all the training going on, it is more lucrative to instruct for smart pilots who have a good training pipeline set up than it is to fly for regional peanuts. RJs are ...

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by N1120A
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.

I mean, the US doesn't require 100% bag matching for domestic flights, so the concept of overnight check in being a "security" related thing is pretty far fetched. It is much more to do with airlines not wanting the liability of losing your bag.

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by N1120A
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 1082

Re: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe

Just because the experience doesn't suck, and they don't "unbundle" everything, that doesn't mean they are not a Low-COST Carrier. Southwest has offered a similar level of service since their founding. Then please tell me what their cost-saving is? And I mean cost-saving for them, not for...

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by N1120A
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 1082

Re: US LCC Southwest versus JetBlue, Hawaii versus Europe

Southwest has a lower cost per seat mile than United, Delta, American, Hawaiian or JetBlue. Only Alaska, Allegiant, Spirit and Frontier rank lower. That is still a Low Cost Carrier. If it is, then just barely. However looking at what they offer, that doesn't match the description of a low-cost carr...

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