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by PITingres
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Factors Picking a Connecting Airport
Replies: 35
Views: 2181

Re: Factors Picking a Connecting Airport

I won't fly through PHL, although I broke that rule earlier this year for a very special case. I'm not in a rush to connect through SFO or EWR. Beyond that, I'm usually constrained by destination and pricing, and don't usually have a lot of options for any given trip.

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by PITingres
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4106

Re: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?

I'd be happy to fly it the first day it's available for booking. Unfortunately I don't see myself flying until late next spring at the earliest; nearly all of my flying is business related and the company has zeroed the travel budget at least through 2020. It's expected to extend to Q1 2021.

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by PITingres
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?
Replies: 40
Views: 2065

Re: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?

Flying the same route that often would be quite unusual for me, but if it were to happen I'd choose the cheapest reasonable option for each flight independently. I find FF miles are essentially useless to me, due to the way I travel; I might end up getting close to the lowest tier on two or three ai...

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by PITingres
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 54
Views: 3645

Re: Going out of your way to fly a special type

Most of my flying is business, and I have a certain amount of leeway since we book our own flights. I don't travel all that frequently compared to a real road warrior so I have been able to get away with bending policy to get on a particular type or route, as long as I don't overdo it. I've managed ...

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by PITingres
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you fly a low cost airline on a flight over 6 hours?
Replies: 39
Views: 2228

Re: Would you fly a low cost airline on a flight over 6 hours?

"Low cost airline" is not a single unitary thing. WOW was considered an LCC and I was perfectly comfortable on a few 6+ hour flights on their metal. It depends on the seat layout on that particular leg. I wouldn't fly an under-29" pitch, 16+ inch width sardine can for 6 hours. So the ...

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by PITingres
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel to New York
Replies: 20
Views: 1970

Re: Travel to New York

brother-in-law, his sister, two children and mother “”Here’s your citations with fines of $500 each”. $3,000 for the weekend at the camp. 5 x $500 = $2,500, not $3,000 The point still stands... What's so hard about getting a test, they are free and available everywhere. You can even get one online ...

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by PITingres
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vaccine talk: solution or illusion?
Replies: 65
Views: 3285

Re: Vaccine talk: solution or illusion?

https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/
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For some really good information about the vaccine situation, check out https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/

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by PITingres
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"
Replies: 114
Views: 13506

Re: Pt2: SouthWest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"

Fauci also said Friday the US might not return to pre-coronavirus life until the end of next year, but he is cautiously optimistic the US will have a vaccine by the end of this year. "But it's not going to be turning a switch off and turning the switch on. It's going to be gradual and I think ...

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by PITingres
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2258

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

Impressive amount of mis-information posted by some here. For instance, the mask isn't to stop individual virus particles (they are obviously too small), they are to help block droplets and to a lesser extent aerosols that you emit, thus protecting others. A single virus is vastly less likely to res...

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by PITingres
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 106
Views: 10397

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

Strangest one I've done is probably PIT-EWR-MCI and back; literally flew over my house on the EWR-MCI leg. There wasn't any direct PIT-MCI, and all the other routings for the dates I needed were longer in total time; I think one alternative was PIT-ORD-MCI with a hassle at ORD. The other one that st...

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by PITingres
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 9127

Re: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

Reminds me of the "vodka burner" video..... That’s a classic that I watch every few months. Anyone know what year that was from and what Aussie airport was it at? Canberra, YSCB. I don't know when it was taken; I believe the runway was extended in 2006, and it was probably before then, bu...

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by PITingres
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18718

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

2nd2none wrote:
With almost 50.000 new Covid19 cases in the US Friday, it will a uphill batle for the aviation industry and many others over next coming months.


Indeed. Will be interesting to see if AA follows through with the plan to sell the full plane that they announced a few days ago.

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by PITingres
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

Another ridiculous claim is that non-symptomatic transmission is the reason why people should wear a face mask. The virus is far smaller than what is filtered out by the majority of face masks. Not sure why on earth people will still trust health agencies and public services anymore. Of course you ...

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by PITingres
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

Experts in my country, the Netherlands, have stated many times that face masks don't provide extra security. Nonsense. You are either mis-representing your "experts", or quoting non-experts. The experience of the rest of the world is against your statement. Absolutely not. Our prime minis...

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by PITingres
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

Experts in my country, the Netherlands, have stated many times that face masks don't provide extra security. .. Nonsense. You are either mis-representing your "experts", or quoting non-experts. The experience of the rest of the world is against your statement. But again, this is non-av te...

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by PITingres
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

I think many people don't understand that the mask isn't for them, it's for everyone else. My mask protects you, and vice versa. I think most people now understand that the mask is for other people. But why would I wear a mask now if I haven't done it so far? Why would I be contagious now if I hadn...

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by PITingres
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

Masks do in fact make a difference, and I'd want mask wearing to be 100% enforced on an airplane. I think many people don't understand that the mask isn't for them, it's for everyone else. My mask protects you, and vice versa. It's seriously irritating to listen to uninformed loudmouths proclaim tha...

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by PITingres
Tue May 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 72
Views: 4712

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

You can walk to PIT via the Montour Trail extension. The bad news is that the Montour Trail doesn't particularly go anywhere useful if the goal is to get from the downtown area to the airport; the Trail starts at a small nondescript parking lot on the Ohio River, if memory serves. (It's been years s...

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by PITingres
Tue May 12, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?
Replies: 39
Views: 3101

Re: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?

...So IMO the health of those doctors and nurses wasn’t endangered regarding CV. Therefore, one would have thought that one of the other non-doctor/nurse paying passengers would have been the one to complain, given that the American public can’t purchase approved N95 masks, and since the plane was ...

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by PITingres
Tue May 12, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 25536

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Def feels like it’s ramping up. What your flight legit 90 or 90 with middles blocked? The middle seats were not blocked unfortunately. Did you fly with a mask on? If so, what are you worried about? You do understand that the mask isn't for you, right? It's for the other people the plane to be prote...

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by PITingres
Sat May 02, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2426

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

Last one was PIT-PHL-DUB-BHX, BHX-FRA-trains to Ilmenau-FRA-BHX, LHR-PIT. Got hit by lightning at the start of a go-around on final into PIT, quite interesting. I got back about a week before it really hit the fan here in the States. Next trip, cancelled, was to be Malmö in June. Next one after that...

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by PITingres
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4784

Re: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?

I can't think of any rational scenario in which scrapping 400+ already built frames is the optimal choice for Boeing, so I think it's a moot question.

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by PITingres
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation
Replies: 85
Views: 15509

Re: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation

I fully expect US airlines to be virtually grounded by the end of this week, except for government charters and a few key routes for medical personnel and equipment. Those who really really need to fly can still hire an air taxi. Those who really really need to get somewhere but can't afford an air...

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by PITingres
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338607

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

.... But there's no justifiable reason to be flying around the country like that right now. Even the technicians keeping national TV running are doing so remotely, some for the first time (Source: my colleagues and friends). Things we'd never have dreamed of doing remotely before. Let's be careful ...

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by PITingres
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Europe, need advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1090

Re: Trip to Europe, need advice

... Don't know why you are saying you cannot avoid going to the Netherlands when companies all over the world are cutting business travel. Seriously? Think a moment, please. Not all business travel is for meetings and elbow-rubbing! Sure that sort of thing can generally be postponed or done remotel...

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by PITingres
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Fears
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Travel Fears

you mean are you scared of catching the flu? COVID-19 is NOT flu, stop spreading misinformation. the symptoms are the same, the difference is cause of one specific virus or caused by several. So, not spreading misinformation. The misinformation part is leaving out the fact that the COVID-19 death r...

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by PITingres
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Europe, need advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1090

Re: Trip to Europe, need advice

... Don't know why you are saying you cannot avoid going to the Netherlands when companies all over the world are cutting business travel. Seriously? Think a moment, please. Not all business travel is for meetings and elbow-rubbing! Sure that sort of thing can generally be postponed or done remotel...

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by PITingres
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of A380-capable gates
Replies: 24
Views: 4458

Re: The future of A380-capable gates

... Bear in mind that electric cars will make transportation so cheap that regional flying will be under big pressure. ... Huh??? What are you calling "regional", and what on earth do electric cars have to do with it? In the US, I'd say that any flight shorter than maybe 250 miles is more...

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by PITingres
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35168

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

N649DL wrote:
... would assume the USAirways branding changed happened because of how bad their safety reputation had become. In the early 1990s, they were commonly known as "US Scare" as a result. ...


Actually, it was UselessAir and then US Scareways. I never heard US Scare.

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by PITingres
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 96145

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Some people are missing the point. Why should EASA ignore the wiring fault? that the issue was not spotted by either Boeing nor the FAA is not a good reason to ignore the problem. That was FAA's mistake, ignoring this after EASA has been informed of this error would place the responsibility on EASA...

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by PITingres
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 96145

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Simple question; Does it meet current regulations? Simple answer; No Push back; But its been this way for aaaaggggeeeesss is fine until its not! Do you want to be the person willingly signing off on something knowing current regulations are not being met? Wrong simple question. Simple question: Is ...

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by PITingres
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 96145

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Another excellent article from Dominic Gates.. Looks like the wiring issue wont go away.. Boeing is arguing that the wiring is the same as the 737NG which hasnt had a problem.. the FAA saying that it doesn't comply with current standards.. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/faa-...

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by PITingres
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22481

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

My wife is not a large person (quite the opposite actually) and she is just about perfect in every way. Her just one fault in life is she uses the seat in front of her to get out of her seat. Drives me nuts. I tell her all the time not to do it. She forgets. One day I feel I am going to get punched...

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by PITingres
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 331278

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

:scratchchin: What do you gain by testing at altitude early? bt Indeed, and in fact that suggests to me that I might have it backwards. Rather than lots of low altitude things to check, maybe there is a dearth of high altitude tests that need to be done early. Why do you go high early? maybe to val...

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by PITingres
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 331278

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

... Also, does anyone know when they will start doing higher altitude testing? They seem to be staying below 20,000 feet for the flights so far. What do they have to prove out before they go to higher altitudes? This is a new wing, so I should imagine that they will want to do a lot of lower altitu...

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by PITingres
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4A Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 21585

Re: JFK T4A Expansion

Maybe they should build a tunnel connecting T4A to T4B. Are the two concourses connected post-security? You would need a train… It’s that far apart I assume they’ll just run the bus ... Wouldn’t a simple tunnel with a moving walkway work? That would be faster than a bus, simpler and cheaper in the ...

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by PITingres
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 96145

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

I don't think it would be too hard to find an additional 5% on the CFM-56 with some parts insertion from leap. I'm sure that the CFM engineers would be pleased to have your insights as to which parts to just plop onto the existing engine, leaving weight and balance essentially unchanged, and get 5%...

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by PITingres
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 96145

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

I don't think it would be too hard to find an additional 5% on the CFM-56 with some parts insertion from leap. I'm sure that the CFM engineers would be pleased to have your insights as to which parts to just plop onto the existing engine, leaving weight and balance essentially unchanged, and get 5%...

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by PITingres
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 96145

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

The trim alert issue resulted from Boeing’s redesign the two flight computers that control the 737 Max to make them more resilient to failure, the two people said. So this is what one would expect to be happening now. Shouldn't that have been exposed in regression testing and not in a flight test? ...

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by PITingres
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49773

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Why can't Boeing just extend the damn gear of the 737? What's so difficult about this? They can make folding wingtips but they can't extend the gear? In addition to the lack of room, I believe it would require slides at the wing exits. The 737 is low enough that with the existing gear, the slides a...

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by PITingres
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?
Replies: 66
Views: 3923

Re: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?

Free RT, leaving tomorrow, all other responsibilities magically disappearing? Mauritius or Seychelles, most likely.

Chile is another possibility, with a short side trip to revisit Ushuaia.

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by PITingres
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191904

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

I see we're back to the "In this thread, one must only talk about how bad the airplane is" meme. How tiresome. I won't beat my head against that particular wall except to say that you people who seem to think that blame for the crashes must be an indivisible thing, are doing safety a grave...

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by PITingres
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57018

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

gokmengs wrote:
...Can we wait a few more hours or couple days till we know what really happened that prompted the pilots to do what they did?


Nope. That's against the rules. You have to have several pages of outrage, fact-free finger pointing, and blather before any causal facts are permitted.

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by PITingres
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 57018

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

D L X wrote:
I mean, isn’t dousing the clothes in kerosene basically what they do at the dry cleaners?


No. Tetrachloroethene (aka perchloroethylene) is dry cleaning fluid. They are both non-polar organic liquids but otherwise quite different.

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by PITingres
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13040

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

I'm stirring the pot here with this question. Why are we assuming it's a race to the bottom, and not a way to add value to the top? Actually, that was the impression I got from the survey. There were no details about service levels, the survey was all about marketing and naming; but my sense was th...

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by PITingres
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54660

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

The NG fleet is aging and before the MAX regains the trust of the world will take a while.! They received their final 737-800NG a few days ago. KLM is not really in a hurry to replace its NG fleet (except for the -700 maybe). By the time the first MAX would appear (if they would appear at all), eve...

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by PITingres
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should I dress up for flying on my trip?
Replies: 38
Views: 2718

Re: Should I dress up for flying on my trip?

If flying alone internationaly as a working age individual, dress on the conservative side. Having a valid Visa or visa on arrival does not assure you entry into a country. Once you are past immigration, you can revert to being a slob. I think there are two different things here. I've never had a p...

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by PITingres
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748843

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

From all the information coming out about design and production deficiencies, flying with a 737 max , or any recent Boeing product is like playing Russian roulette with a fully loaded gun. Stuff and nonsense. This post can be used as an example par excellence demonstrating that humans are useless a...

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by PITingres
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?
Replies: 53
Views: 7531

Re: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?

... CFM should be able to shift production back to the CFM56's in no time. I'm not at all sure that is the case. Some engine parts like casings are very long lead time items. I think it's entirely likely that no new CFM56-7 casings have been produced for a couple years; or if they have been, it may...

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