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by luv2cattlecall
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI
Replies: 39
Views: 8835

Re: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI

IPFreely wrote:
usflyguy wrote:
So, ANOTHER wide body diversion for DL... definitely a rough start to 2020. First the 772 and now the 350...


Two 777's (one at LAX, one on LAS-CDG). Plus two 767's (one at POS/SJU, one at MAD). And now an A350.


Wasn't there also a 77L stuck in JNB?

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by luv2cattlecall
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI
Replies: 39
Views: 8835

Re: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI

NWAESC wrote:
Still running, just delayed a bit further due to crew rest.


What are the logistical reasons for not bringing spare crew on the rescue plane?

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56417

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Looks like the aircraft is still at LAX.
Is it normal for such a long AOG period after a compressor stall?

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by luv2cattlecall
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet prohibited from U.S., no ADS-B
Replies: 50
Views: 11305

Re: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet banned from U.S., no ADS-B

What makes the kits cost $200,000 per aircraft?

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by luv2cattlecall
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark to step down
Replies: 66
Views: 16333

Re: Sir Tim Clark to step down

Could you point to the frames grounded? I refer to https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/emirates-begins-a380-retirements-to-support-in-service-fleet/134186.article Two A380s have been withdrawn from service at Dubai World Central (DWC) airport and will be used as a spares source for the operational ...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes
Replies: 79
Views: 25786

Re: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes

Flew on the A220 for the first time this weekend. What is with the god awful noises with this plane while taxiing? If anybody wants to experience them go to seat 21a. Once airborne it is fine. I can only assume it is a combination of the brakes and maybe a fuel pump? It sounds like servos grinding ...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine efficiency-what are the limits?
Replies: 64
Views: 7663

Re: Engine efficiency-what are the limits?

Per each year? But it was 0% from 1989 (V2500) to 2014 (NEO) for NB's, and still 0% for the A320-200 airframe. Are you referring to tech that has not been introduced? Are you saying that the first A320-200 built and the newest one both have the same fuel efficiency? Yes, for the CEO. Haven't there ...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists
Replies: 30
Views: 1312

Re: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists

My rights don't care about your opinion No problem there. That's what's great about this country is that we have the right to agree to disagree. I have a right to exist. you have a right to deal with it. This is not a matter of opinion, Where do you draw the conclusion that stratclub is saying you ...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists
Replies: 30
Views: 1312

Re: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists

When we talked about this before, we were told by righties that CFA does not contribute to hate groups. Now, CFA says they will stop at some point in the future. That is zero excuse for contributing to hate groups in the past. BTW, "ramming our agenda down everyone's throats" is literally...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine efficiency-what are the limits?
Replies: 64
Views: 7663

Re: Engine efficiency-what are the limits?

So what you are saying is that there is probably about a 20% gain available from improvements that are known but not yet implemented for various reasons? What time frame would you estimate it would take to implement them all? My guess would be about 40 years. And since none of the ones you mention ...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 15676

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

The 717s aren't gonna go anywhere for a while. Most of them aren't that old and there's plenty of A319/738/A320s that are older than the 717s in the fleet, and they all just got a big overhaul. The 717s will complement the A220s for a while, IMO. If DL were to be putting IFEs on their MD-88/MD-90s,...

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by luv2cattlecall
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 6965

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

He must have just drank 3.5oz of water and misunderstood 3-1-1

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by luv2cattlecall
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 9045

Re: Boeing website updated to match Ryanair's Boeing 737MAX200 rename.

Do we have a "before" snapshot to know about when the change was made?

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by luv2cattlecall
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5887

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

When "go!" arrived in the islands years ago, after the demise of Aloha, the locals were happy that competition was there, offering lower prices. But the Hawaiian inter-island market is tough - distances (from the rest of the U.S.) and operating conditions (humidity and short stages) are f...

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by luv2cattlecall
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 741831

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

7BOEING7 wrote:
aerolimani wrote:
, 2) Would not have seen the airspeed in the amber bar region/airspeed box flashing amber or heard the "AIRSPEED LOW, AIRSPEED LOW" voice alert (optional on the NG, don't know about the MAX), .


Why would such a thing be optional?

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by luv2cattlecall
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 741831

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I wonder if the sudden involuntary capacity discipline by AA and WN will help their margins? Net profit would be lower, but margins will be interesting to observe.

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by luv2cattlecall
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 20399

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

If the pilots were to push WN to buy from another manufacturer....... I wonder what would be the best direction? Gary says the fleet will probably be 60% Max 7 as 73Gs start retiring in 2022. I'm curious to see what the economics of the A220-300 are against the Max 7 and whether a Max 8/A223 combo ...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 739806

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

These questions are a red herring. We all know, that AOA-sensors fail from time to time. It is a mechanical moving part, working in harsh environmental conditions. This is the reason, why essential safety systems of an a/c shouldn't rely on a single AOA-sensor. The real problem is not, why the sens...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49252

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

If you zoom in to Victorville on Flightradar24 and possibly Google Earth, the ramp and a taxiway are already shown full of Southwest Max 8s. That was updated pretty quick. On Google maps - still haven't figured out how to include uploaded photos on mobile, but here's a https://maps.app.goo.gl/FHfP5

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by luv2cattlecall
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49252

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Boeing is not conducting Customer acceptance flights. Therefore no aircraft are leaving Boeing’s hands until this is all sorted out. I vaguely remember reading somewhere that the 737 production process has matured to the point where customer acceptance flights aren't typically needed anymore. Could...

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by luv2cattlecall
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 741831

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Based on various news articles, the Angle of Attack (AOA) sensor(s) on the Boeing Max seems to be a very complex system, and there are several reports of indicating that the sensors have provided bad data in the year and a half that the Max has been flying. This system seems to be relatively unreli...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 739806

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If it is determined that broken AOA sensors contributed to faulty activation of MCAS in both scenarios, is there a chance that some preflight checklist item, maybe as something as innocent as opening and closing the forward cargo door, is adding to the likelihood that the AOA sensor is being damage...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 739806

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

No, it didn’t met stability standards at high AOA, the stick force gradient under the conditions MCAS works was light or negative hence the need for nose down trim. The other option, better IMO, was the addition of a pusher, which might have made tra8ning or common type rating more problematic. Gf ...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 739806

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I've read all 26 pages but I recall a post earlier, and I'm not about to look it back up cause my head is spinning, but some pilots were concerned with the compressor stalls in the Max. I believe I read that they were concerned with the surging and voraciousness of the stalls. I'm wondering if this...

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by luv2cattlecall
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 739806

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Pluto707 wrote:
This never ending quest for cheaper flying just became lethal...



Maybe... But if flying cost more to the point that more people drove, way more deaths would occur.

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by luv2cattlecall
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 8186

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

The -700 has done it for Aloha and Continental. I did OGG-SNA in a CO 73G in 2010. Im actually a little surprised AS hasnt put the 73G on SNA-Hawaii, it fits their HI M.O. Back on topic, Hawaii is hyper-competitive, and the consumer in this market is very price-sensitive, and fares are at rock bott...

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by luv2cattlecall
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 8186

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

ikolkyo wrote:
It’s fully capable of making the flight but the aircraft is just too small. The smallest aircraft you will see to Hawaii as of now will be an A320.


If the casm matches the 737-800, in what way is it "too small" for some thinner routes?

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man denied boarding on AA SJC-LAX return flight because he never showed up for original LAX-SJC flight...except he did
Replies: 19
Views: 4873

Re: Man denied boarding on AA SJC-LAX return flight because he never showed up for original LAX-SJC flight...except he d

Does AA ever have domestic round trips that cost less than if you purchased 2 one way tickets (such as if you have a Saturday night stay)? I knew it used to be common, but personally haven't seen it in awhile. Assuming there isn't a "round trip discount," why not just give the pax the bene...

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by luv2cattlecall
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 17541

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

I saw this item this morning. The woman was as big as the people she was sitting between. Just find it interesting that she was a white woman sitting between 2 Black people and wanted to move. I once had a white woman in first class who didn't want me to sit beside her. Come to find out? She was al...

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by luv2cattlecall
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 608809

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

If the sensors that help detect a stall or impending stall - ie AOA sensors - aren't working, then how can you pay attention to them? If you've got a stall prevention system - ie MCAS - that uses data from those sensors, _and_ it can't - whether a sw bug or a bad design - effectively choose the goo...

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by luv2cattlecall
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout
Replies: 36
Views: 16656

Re: ANA 787 suffers double engine failure on rollout

Only 109 passengers??

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Receives ETOPS 180 Certification
Replies: 35
Views: 8618

Re: Airbus A220 Receives ETOPS 180 Certification

From above Reuters article; "An Airbus executive said the company is looking for double-digit-percentage cuts in unit costs, partly from suppliers". (nothing new here) I'm just wondering where Airbus is at in this costs trimming exercise... Airbus is looking for the prices the suppliers w...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Receives ETOPS 180 Certification
Replies: 35
Views: 8618

Re: Airbus A220 Receives ETOPS 180 Certification

smaller and smaller planes. Foresee much gate checking of luggage in the future lol if they get the engine wrinkles ironed out this jet will sell....well. I thought the A220 had a better bin:pax ratio vs the 320 or 737? The A220 has about 20% more bin space per passenger. I expect a later version t...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Receives ETOPS 180 Certification
Replies: 35
Views: 8618

Re: Airbus A220 Receives ETOPS 180 Certification

Great news for the Bombairbus A220! The plane is now certified for ETOPS 180 flights by EASA, FAA, and Transport Canada. https://airwaysmag.com/manufacturer/airbus-a220-gains-etops-180-approval/ Time to daydream JetBlue's first transatlantic flight on their new A220s :) smaller and smaller planes. ...

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by luv2cattlecall
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 24575

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

Delta is aggressively plugging that aircraft gap between the ERJs and the 737/320 series. I think this is wise for their network. Will enable them to either offer lots of frequencies and/or flights from smaller hubs (of whatever BOS/RDU are). As an aside, I haven’t had coffee yet - did we already h...

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by luv2cattlecall
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 608809

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

https://www.wsj.com/articles/maintenance-lapse-identified-as-initial-problem-leading-to-lion-air-crash-11545739204?mod=e2tw Maintenance Lapse Identified as Initial Problem Leading to Lion Air Crash Crash investigators have concluded preliminarily that improper calibration of an airspeed (AoA?) sens...

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by luv2cattlecall
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country spending $6 million for new technology upgrades.
Replies: 19
Views: 3652

Re: Sun Country spending $6 million for new technology upgrades.

MUCH NEEDED! I can't believe that SY has gone this long without upgrading their systems to modern technology. Their current system restricts what the airline employees have control over so much, and I am sure is the source of many of the calls to reservations. This will be good, if SY does it right...

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by luv2cattlecall
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JetBlue's Stock SO LOW??
Replies: 52
Views: 6675

Re: Why is JetBlue's Stock SO LOW??

Guess what, their most profitable station for large portion of year is at FLL against your NK. They had actually had high margins than NK in Q4 of 2017 and Q1 this year. And if you need to figure out why they are making money, just take a look at their huge RASM advantage over WN and NK at FLL. Hav...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Global Services + Argenbringht Holdings = New DGS
Replies: 19
Views: 9417

Re: Delta Global Services + Argenbringht Holdings = New DGS

Wonder how this will impact the pay needed to attract workers - assuming they won't get to nonrev anymore

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Rash on 787 and A350
Replies: 18
Views: 5690

Re: Ramp Rash on 787 and A350

I think the issue was somewhat abated by changes in procedure. Every 787 operator I've worked with has an extremely strict no touch policy. Even the equipment you could safely bump into a 777 or 330 (for example) can't touch. It changed the mentality completely, at least where I'm based, and if any...

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by luv2cattlecall
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL Upgauge LGA-STL/MCI to the A220?
Replies: 41
Views: 3682

Re: Will DL Upgauge LGA-STL/MCI to the A220?

Recall that Delta has admitted that the only way they avoid paying tariffs on the A220 is by keeping average route length under 1000 nm... Could you please share a link about this? Curious to see details about that comment. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/delta-a220-introduction-breaks-w...

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by luv2cattlecall
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL Upgauge LGA-STL/MCI to the A220?
Replies: 41
Views: 3682

Re: Will DL Upgauge LGA-STL/MCI to the A220?

Rios221 wrote:
Recall that Delta has admitted that the only way they avoid paying tariffs on the A220 is by keeping average route length under 1000 nm. Wouldn't you know it, LGA-MCI is 962 nm...


Could you please share a link about this? Curious to see details about that comment.

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 295
Views: 46376

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... story.html
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Interesting.. Boeing was supposed to have a conference call with airlines this morning, but they cancelled it at the last minute

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... story.html

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by luv2cattlecall
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?
Replies: 65
Views: 10783

Re: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?

Personally I am very happy that the E190's will stay a little bit longer. It gives me more time to spot them. I suppose New York JFK is a good place to log those aircraft. So are Boston and Washington National I believe. Do anyone of you know other airports where a large part of the fleet can be se...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 608809

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Fascinating, I never would have suspected this. Aren't there backup artificial horizons? Would all of these ever realistically fail at the same time? There are backups and flight in IMC is predicated on not all of them failing but.....stuff happens, just not very often if at all. I understand the f...

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by luv2cattlecall
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 5661

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

When it comes to the WN bag fees discussion I always think about how their boarding process and EarlyBird helps them keep the no bag fees. I say this because last time I flew with them nearly the entire A Boarding process was EarlyBirds. I was A60 and I bought a ticket last minute. Does 60 people b...

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