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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines files to go public with IPO
Replies: 26
Views: 4456

Re: Frontier Airlines files to go public with IPO

Great timing... Tons of people anxious to invest saved up money in "rebound stocks" and the general consensus is that ULCCs are going to be doing well. Plus currently any soft financials might be easier to overlook due to Covid, vs in a few years when they're competing with the other airli...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?
Replies: 36
Views: 1915

Re: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?

I'm a big fan of GE Reveal bulbs. On paper they're about 2,900k but in practice they're not at all yellowish. They have either a filter or different ratio of colored LEDs inside to take out certain hues and it makes colors "pop" much better. We switched out all the bulbs and had some frien...

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by luv2cattlecall
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite wiper blades
Replies: 32
Views: 1597

Re: Your favorite wiper blades

Oem blades and Aquapel (like rainx but it lasts me a year)

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 11930

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

DL5245 ALT-LIT diverted to PDK. Is that weather related? I'm wondering what could have come up so soon after takeoff to cause that change in plans? Also, why PDK vs just heading back to ATL? Can you link to FlightAware showing this? Currently DL5245 is taxiing for takeoff from ATL, according to Fli...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 11930

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

DL5245 ALT-LIT diverted to PDK. Is that weather related? I'm wondering what could have come up so soon after takeoff to cause that change in plans? Also, why PDK vs just heading back to ATL? Is PDK even a legal alternate for DL and a CL900? They have ARFF there now I think - is that enough to make ...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 11930

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

DL5245 ALT-LIT diverted to PDK. Is that weather related? I'm wondering what could have come up so soon after takeoff to cause that change in plans? Also, why PDK vs just heading back to ATL?

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkansas Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 2310

Re: Arkansas Aviation Thread - 2021

Allegiant is adding a twice weekly LIT-PIE - wonder if that changes the business case for AAs LIT-MIA?

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by luv2cattlecall
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 397
Views: 84815

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Will Breeze get any A220-100's? If their business model is to serve secondary airports, having a slightly smaller seat count could ensure higher load factors on new smaller markets. Are the variable costs between the -100 and -300 much different? DL going with a mixed fleet makes me think it's nota...

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by luv2cattlecall
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier, Pratt & Whitney sign deal for GTF engines
Replies: 19
Views: 3182

Re: Frontier, Pratt & Whitney sign deal for GTF engines

Sorry if it veers from topic but any news on where F9 plans on sending XLRs? I can’t imagine they’re in a position for TATL flights. Perhaps they’re for South America or Denver (& others) to Hawaii? In a recent employee video CEO Biffe made reference that Frontier will be expanding its' Miami p...

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by luv2cattlecall
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 41504

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

Varsity1 wrote:
Is there any possibility to change the engines from RR to GE? I know Boeing made sure the architecture matched. Has anyone ever done it?


I thought in the end they, for all practical purposes, abandoned the common pylon idea?

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service
Replies: 212
Views: 46239

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service

I'm surprised B6 doesn't consider 30 of the smaller variant. The A220-300 is too big for airports in the Cape Cod area, and would also require frequency reductions on routes within New York state typically served, pre-COVID, with the Embraer 190AR. 140 seats are overkill for some of their current E...

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by luv2cattlecall
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46597

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

In the current environment I can't see how concessions on work rules would get any work group to the cost savings needed. The problem right now is that the company is heavily overstaffed for the number of people flying. Changes in work rules generally allow the company to accomplish more work with ...

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by luv2cattlecall
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta follows United: permanently eliminates change fees
Replies: 22
Views: 1914

Re: Delta follows United: permanently eliminates change fees

Who's rewriting history? Point is Delta was planning on doing this and has been public about it since 2019. Internal decisions about this were not vague at all. The change fee was going away. So are you saying Delta was first by announcing elimination of change fees in December, 2019, and was going...

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by luv2cattlecall
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta follows United: permanently eliminates change fees
Replies: 22
Views: 1914

Re: Delta follows United: permanently eliminates change fees

I'm not going to let Delta rewrite history and claim any credit for the momentum to make this change. United beat them. Period. Could one be any more vague? This statement from DL's Eric Phillips Senior Vice President – Pricing and Revenue Management - in December 2019, as cited in the Investor Pre...

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by luv2cattlecall
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta follows United: permanently eliminates change fees
Replies: 22
Views: 1914

Re: Delta follows United: permanently eliminates change fees

It'll be interesting to see if this results in more people booking regular economy instead of basic. Between free carry-on bags and being able to pick seats at -24 hours, Delta's BE has generally felt like it wasn't as differentiated as some other carriers. So if they can get 40 pax to buy up to reg...

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate version of A220 proposed.
Replies: 19
Views: 4113

Re: Corporate version of A220 proposed.

I would think the GTF would be a bit of a liability in the private jet segment - many more potential "unknown unknowns" that can't be mitigated without a fleet of aircraft to do gate swaps with.

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by luv2cattlecall
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 456608

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The FAA needs to finally get off its hands and get the damn pilot training database up and running. Darn thing was ordered after that Colgan Air captain pulled the way back on a stalling aircraft and his first officer without command retracted the flaps. The increased flight hours were a no brainer...

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by luv2cattlecall
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 363
Views: 80525

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

n7371f wrote:
This is the airline in which former DL/NW CEO Richard Anderson is rumored to be linked to. Whispers within DAL GO that RA is coming back to work for a ULCC. He lives in Houston.


And he's freshly retired and growing bored by the day

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by luv2cattlecall
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9978

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

FSDan wrote:
I didn't think they let Doug Parker actually drive the planes... :duck:


Brilliant!

Aren't the jet bridges for gates B1 and B2 really close to each other? Of all the gates for this to happen at, this would be one of the least surprising.

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by luv2cattlecall
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9978

2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

Have a family member on AA3301, and E175, and she said boarding was halted due to another aircraft hitting their plane. Don't have any other details at the moment.

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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: 8975

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: 8975

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: 57915

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: 11518

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: 16593

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: 26291

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: 8090

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: 1532

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: 1532

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: 8090

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: 16615

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: 7310

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: 9795

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: 6160

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: 767602

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: 767602

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: 20944

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: 762514

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: 50569

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: 50569

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: 767602

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: 762514

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: 762514

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: 762514

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: 762514

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: 8571

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: 8571

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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