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by spyglass
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 723517

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

arcticcruiser wrote:
CriticalPoint wrote:
Zaf wrote:

I have done type ratings in three different countries. One of them was in the USA. And it was by far the sloppiest. Nothing world class about it. So get off your high horse.

Oh?....details?

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by spyglass
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The awful Irony of trump going to Vietnam
Replies: 109
Views: 5441

Re: The awful Irony of trump going to Vietnam

Does anyone here think that the Donald and little Kim REALLY call the tune? They both have....puppetmasters....(at least IMHO)...

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by spyglass
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.
Replies: 32
Views: 9920

Re: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.

Sounds like both of this Mr Cho's daughters need a good hard spanking....probably haven't had one for a while.

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by spyglass
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 95604

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Oh well, there'll still be some freighters around for a while.....and a few airfields here might see a 748 occasionally....LH or some other....maybe.

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by spyglass
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 15470

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

For so many years you've had people talking about building an airport between BUF and ROC around Batavia area (GVQ). Rumors will die out for a few years, them some politician will float the idea, the public argues about it, and like always it ends up completely dead. If both cities didn't have well...

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by spyglass
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on AA MD-80 Retirement
Replies: 28
Views: 11033

Re: Update on AA MD-80 Retirement

Quick question... When was the first American MD-80 retired? With such a large fleet it seems like the drawdown has taken a long time since it began. This excludes the Reno Air fleet. AA had 260 MD-80s, one was lost @ LIT in 1999, so that brings us to 259. There were 103 acquired from TWA, so that ...

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by spyglass
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Deltas MD-88s go post retirement?
Replies: 31
Views: 7364

Re: Where will Deltas MD-88s go post retirement?

One aircraft could become an exhibit at the Delta museum. All others will be scrapped Will any MD-88 be sold to rich people who could use them to replace 727-100s in VIP configuration? Well, anything's possible.....an -87 would be the most practical, like the one Steve Wynn had. But there aren't bu...

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by spyglass
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA
Replies: 39
Views: 6407

Re: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA

A few yrs ago on this site, someone posted the the leading O&D airports....individual ones rather than all in a metro, and by total traffic, excluding any connection traffic (but did incl AmEagle, DLCnx, UAExp, etc). LAX was #1 by a good margin over, IIRC, JFK...or maybe it was ORD. Anyone know ...

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by spyglass
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Air Service Announcement 7/18 (new airline)
Replies: 34
Views: 6026

Re: OKC Air Service Announcement 7/18 (new airline)

Weelll.....back in the goodle daze, FL was in OKC with 580's, then 732's & MD's.....then Lorenzo came along with his smart ideas and....you know the rest. But thinking back to the wild 'n woolly late 80's, even PA and Northeast Int'l were in.....and every trunk carrier (save NA) and our own litt...

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by spyglass
Tue May 02, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airports in the US operate 24h?
Replies: 46
Views: 10750

Re: Which airports in the US operate 24h?

The OP prolly meant which have the tower manned all the time. That would be over 200 and would take some time to break out.....and some change from time to time.

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by spyglass
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter
Replies: 20
Views: 3885

Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

Update.....shooter found deceased inside pickup in one of the garages, apparent suicide.

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by spyglass
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter
Replies: 20
Views: 3885

Re: OKC Airport Closed - 1 shot possibly more - Active shooter

The employee lot is across the terminal exit lanes from the mulitlevel parking garages, where the shooting occurred. Mr Winchester apparently cut thru the one of the garages on his way to the employee lot. Police say the shooter is still somewhere in a vehicle in one of the garages or open lots and ...

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by spyglass
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berkshire Hathaway Buying Shares of US4
Replies: 48
Views: 4948

Re: Berkshire Hathaway Buying Shares of US4

Well, Bob Crandall, who likely forgot more about the airline business than most folks will ever know, repeatedly told us that airlines, while a great, fun place to work, were a lousy investment, and repeatedly advised us against stock purchases in them (even tho we had a great employee purchase plan...

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by spyglass
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bob Hoover has passed away
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: Bob Hoover has passed away

Truly the pilot's pilot, whom Jimmy Doolittle called "the greatest stick & rudder man who ever lived". If ever an aviator could be called "the maestro", Bob would be the one. Several good vids on UTube.

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by spyglass
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retiring good old b777-200er
Replies: 12
Views: 6830

Re: Retiring good old b777-200er

Shoot, I can remember when the first 7-OH-7's (and DC8's, and CV880's & 990's, et al) came out......military craft (F-4, F-105 & F-106, B-58, etc) that entered service, not to mention light planes (Aztec, 310, Comanche, Twin Bonanza, Aero Commander). Things aren't nearly as interesting (or e...

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by spyglass
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 woes at DEN
Replies: 28
Views: 5976

Re: F9 woes at DEN

Before long, it'll be outsourced at nearly all nonhubs (save perhaps a stn mgr) with all carriers except WN. That's everything.....gates, counter, ops, baggage svc & ramp. It's already here at many, if not most, even larger markets with the legacies & lofares. It may be the "new economi...

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by spyglass
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68477

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

That plane didn't crash, it was taken. Still intact. Too many factors negate it crashing/ditching. Wheelhouse crew to blame? No. Cabin crew & certain psgrs? Yes. The reason for this was to capture the craft intact. It will be used for a future incident. I put a multi-paragraph entry on this site...

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by spyglass
Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final USAirways Flight 1939 Has Departed
Replies: 40
Views: 15128

RE: Final USAirways Flight 1939 Has Departed

Well, US is gone.....but <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> essentially has left, too, IMHO. The gradual downhill slide to mediocrity continues, as the "US management team" slowly usurps the corporate and operational positions from the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</...

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by spyglass
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would MD11 Be Popular If 777 Wasnt Built?
Replies: 150
Views: 36206

RE: Would MD11 Be Popular If 777 Wasnt Built?

Many opinions here.....isn't it wonderful to just speculate about things we're all interested in? However, there are, and have been, certain individuals whose opinions carried sufficient weight to make things happen....or prevent them. Such a one was Bob Crandall. He wasn't a MD11 fan because of the...

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by spyglass
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Flap Found In La Réunion (RUN) Part 3
Replies: 247
Views: 77288

RE: Aircraft Flap Found In La Réunion (RUN) Part 3

Well, as I posted over a yr ago, that airplane was taken.....it didn't ditch or crash. I firmly believe this so-called debris is either a plant or is from something else. I think the wheelhouse crew was taken out early and one or two knowledgeable individuals were let in by the front cabin crew. Mot...

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by spyglass
Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 DL 747's Retire
Replies: 104
Views: 27451

RE: 3 DL 747's Retire

I wonder if <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> (and several other carriers) finally came to grips with what Bob Crandall said yrs ago.....two engines is enough. That 3d CF6 on the -10's & -11's was their ending w/AA. He only kept the -SP's for a short time as nothing else availa...

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by spyglass
Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non Hub Airports That Were Overbuilt
Replies: 136
Views: 24033

RE: Non Hub Airports That Were Overbuilt

MCI, probably the best designed terminal complex "pre checkpoint" and busy, with a <acronym title="Britannia Germany">BN</acronym> hub and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain...

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by spyglass
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 44
Replies: 259
Views: 80271

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 44

Sorry, but all the "satellite data" notwithstanding, I don't believe that plane ever went into the drink. It's on the ground somewhere either in a large hangar or very well camouflaged. There also likely around 230 dead from hypoxia. A "Payne Stewart" type explanation makes no sense, and since no mo...

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by spyglass
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The -100s; How Close Were They?
Replies: 39
Views: 17439

RE: The -100s; How Close Were They?

More (bigger) is better.....

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by spyglass
Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 43
Replies: 253
Views: 90278

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 43

OK, I have a ? 4 anyone here holding an ATR and flying anything from 737/319 size and up, or anyone holding an A&P specializing in acft systems. I believe the normal cabin altitude desirable is about 6-8k ft (1850-2450m), depending on departing and arriving cities. Is it possible to ever-so-grad...

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by spyglass
Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/AA Announce New Service From CLT-TUL/OKC
Replies: 67
Views: 10872

RE: US/AA Announce New Service From CLT-TUL/OKC

Just out of curiosity, anyone know what % of CLT traffic is O&D?

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by spyglass
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fatal OKC Helicopter Crash
Replies: 5
Views: 4331

RE: Fatal OKC Helicopter Crash

Pilot & paramedic killed on impact, flt nurse rescued by people on ground. Had taken off from local hospital helipad approx 3 miles from crash site, a street between a retirement home & and a nursing home. Unable to discern N-number due to charred condition of fuselage....main rotor & hu...

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by spyglass
Sat May 12, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Creditors Agree To Explore Merger
Replies: 148
Views: 23397

RE: AA Creditors Agree To Explore Merger

Parker is desperate and needs <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> a helluva lot more than <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> needs his outfit. The only carrier that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> could gain anything meaningful by merging wi...

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by spyglass
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Off Taxiway @ ATL
Replies: 124
Views: 34457

RE: Plane Off Taxiway @ ATL

I expect when the black boxes are reviewed, there will be at least one "oops!", and maybe a "golldang it!". At least the brake problem occurred in a non-critical circumstance.....if there had been pax onboard.....let's be thankful.

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by spyglass
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ - Delta Weighing US Airways Deal
Replies: 98
Views: 22150

RE: WSJ - Delta Weighing US Airways Deal

Anyone here well acquainted with the current state of employee (union) morale/relations w/mgmt at Tempe? If it hasn't improved in the last 6 yrs, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> wants to stay as far away from there as possible (having enough on their plate in that regard, which...

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by spyglass
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mysterious White MD-80 At TPA
Replies: 17
Views: 6002

RE: Mysterious White MD-80 At TPA

JPATS has 2 white-tail -80s, one usually on the ground in front of their hangar at <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World (OKC / KOKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC</acronym>, across the field from the FPTC. Also seen occasionally are Hawkers, Citations, etc, for prisoners that require "special ha...

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by spyglass
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many MD-80's did US own?
Replies: 40
Views: 8810

RE: How Many MD-80's Did US Own?

If memory serves, 18 were -81's, 13 were 82's....I think. Personally, I like -80's...and DC9's and F100's, etc....less chance of winding up in a middle seat. And if you could score a seat ahead of about row 22, very quiet. I'll be sorry to see <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> &a...

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by spyglass
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN - Face Off: B74-8 Vs A388
Replies: 33
Views: 23033

RE: CNN - Face Off: B74-8 Vs A388

Well, the only really meaningful test would be to have Consumer Reports do one.....if they could find pilots checked out in both craft (perhaps a half dozen or so at present?) They're unbiased (regardless of what some believe), they know whereof they speak (or publish) and they do meaningful tests. ...

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by spyglass
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle Fined $900,000 For Tarmac Delays
Replies: 57
Views: 9495

RE: American Eagle Fined $900,000 For Tarmac Delays

The obvious answer is to add several dozen gates at the big hubs to be used solely for weather delays, spend a few millions on extra tugs, bag carts, busses and emergency situation personnel to handle this. If you could stop time and keep the ensuing flights & pax from continuing to show at the ...

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by spyglass
Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Nosewheel Failure At ORD
Replies: 1
Views: 3402

AA Nosewheel Failure At ORD

Anyone in the ORD vicinity got info on the M80 nosewheel-up landing this AM?
.....particularly which rwy was used?

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by spyglass
Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest: PHX Lobbying For Headquarters
Replies: 88
Views: 6278

RE: Southwest: PHX Lobbying For Headquarters

I think if everyone goes back up the thread a ways, We'reNuts has hit it on the head....<acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> is not gonna move the <acronym title="Business Express (USA)">HQ</acronym>. Period. No reason to...many reasons, to wit: DallasFort is relatively inexpensive...

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by spyglass
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines New Competitive Advantage
Replies: 35
Views: 15390

RE: United Airlines New Competitive Advantage

Bankruptcy lets you try a lot of things you couldn't ordinarily do in this vein....or at least it used to....

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by spyglass
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Suspend LAX-LAS
Replies: 73
Views: 12185

RE: AA To Suspend LAX-LAS

The Wright flap has in a way been a plausible method for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> to do a lot of things they couldn't have gotten by with, at least tactfully. Now it can be said that a major reshuffling is necessary....will allow a lot of small stations to be dropped and...

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by spyglass
Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Is Willing To Lose Money To Prove A Point
Replies: 116
Views: 12817

RE: American Is Willing To Lose Money To Prove A Point

Well, I been away for a while....logged on today for the 1st time in several months and was caught by the ongoing vitriolic sniping between the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> cabal and...

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by spyglass
Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would AA Defend STL?
Replies: 51
Views: 4726

RE: Would AA Defend STL?

Protecting the pre-eminence of the <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> operation and to a lesser degree <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>, had a great deal to do with the downsizing of <...

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by spyglass
Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Bye American Eagle At ISP
Replies: 63
Views: 5463

RE: Good Bye American Eagle At ISP

And goodbye <acronym title="Mandarin Airlines (Taiwan)">AE</acronym> at FSD too....<acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> Connection started back Oct 1 to <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acr...

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by spyglass
Tue May 25, 2004 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Do Pilots Get Paid?
Replies: 19
Views: 149387

RE: How Much Do Pilots Get Paid?

Too much.....the unions, as they do everywhere, keep pay levels artificially high....it's very counterproductive
chow

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by spyglass
Tue May 25, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Code
Replies: 89
Views: 8940

RE: Airport Code

Reply 6 is very good....I'm impressed. To elaborate on some others....<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> is for Orchard Field, once a little airstrip in the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> Chicago hinterlands, until WW2 s...

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by spyglass
Mon May 24, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ceiling Collapse At CDG
Replies: 145
Views: 15898

RE: Ceiling Collapse At CDG

First, no one who checks in on this website should be surprised by the inane, insensitive, untimely or just plain stupid comments, remarks, etc. Happens all the time on virtually any topic. We should all be used to it by now....there are just some genuine oatmeal-for-brains invididuals who get on he...

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by spyglass
Wed May 19, 2004 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Delays A Daily Thing
Replies: 56
Views: 4188

RE: ORD Delays A Daily Thing

A caveat to my above post...in lauding the <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> controllers, I in no way meant to infer that those at other traffic centers were substandard....not at all. There are several places where a woefully inadequate runwa...

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by spyglass
Tue May 18, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Delays A Daily Thing
Replies: 56
Views: 4188

RE: ORD Delays A Daily Thing

If there's a slowdown, it's for safety concerns. <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> has consistently had the best controllers in the US system (the world, for that matter)...the FAA took only volunteers for O'Hare duty. Most of the folks there ...

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by spyglass
Sun May 16, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Day In The Life Of A WN 737. WOW!
Replies: 49
Views: 14647

RE: Day In The Life Of A WN 737. WOW!

Tell ya what....this is one of the best, most informative threads I've seen here in a long time...everyone contributed a little and some asked the good questions for it to be really interesting. None of the infantile Airbus vs Boeing playground rock-throwing or I-hate-Xairline-orYairline...kudos to ...

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by spyglass
Sun May 16, 2004 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Didn't AA Keep The 717?
Replies: 38
Views: 8930

RE: Why Didn't AA Keep The 717?

Well, what's said above's not really the story here. The lease rate <acronym title="TWA Transworld Airlines (USA)">TW</acronym> got on them was high (due to their abysmal credit ratings) but <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> could have easily renegotiated them to very favorable t...

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by spyglass
Sun May 16, 2004 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP's Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 3875

RE: HP's Fleet

The 732 is a tuff little plane and is hard to replace...they're fully depreciated and not particular maintenance headaches and can easily absorb 60-70k cycles (and since <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> was put on the FAA's shitlist for maint shortcomings, their craft are cl...

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by spyglass
Thu May 13, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus-Boss Calls 7E7 A "Chinese Copy"
Replies: 113
Views: 16903

RE: Airbus-Boss Calls 7E7 A "Chinese Copy"

Hmmm....been away from this forum for a while...I see nothing's changed. Still a lot of heat and very little light about anything...Foregard said what?...Chinese copy?....so?....who cares? What difference does it make? Will Boeing drag Airbus over to the Hague for a hearing? Will the Chinese delegat...

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