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by AWACSooner
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has a hail encounter.
Replies: 42
Views: 8860

Re: Delta has a hail encounter.

nwadeicer wrote:
The one things that jumps out of that news article is only 43 passengers on a Florida to NYC flight...

Well, since NY/NJ/CT are pretty much issuing mandatory 14-day quarantines for any state south of the Mason-Dixon line...

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16208

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

rising wrote:

It will be nice when these cabins get standardized.

See you in 2050 when that finally happens ;)

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by AWACSooner
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC 10 configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4259

Re: DC 10 configurations

n9801f wrote:
World Airways DC-10’s were 3-4-3!

So were Omni's...if it wasn't for the fact I was returning home on one from a 6 month deployment to the Middle East, I would have been purely miserable for that 18 hours.

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by AWACSooner
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 140
Views: 14524

Re: Revisiting MH370

I'm just gonna jump in and post what actually happened before this thread gets locked for the sheer ridiculousness it is: my airplane hijacked MH370...that rotodome on top? Yah, we can hijack planes with it. ;) Seems as realistic as some of these other "theories" I'm seeing. Count me in on...

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by AWACSooner
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: large single aisle aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 4297

Re: large single aisle aircraft

VSMUT wrote:
An A321 needs to seat 25 more rows to match an A321,

???

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 6791

Re: What happened to World Airways?

One of the worst aircraft ever was their MD11 configured with 409Y. The complaints we got on that one, oh my they were bad. Seat pitch was like 27" or 26" I think. Correct me if anyone knows better. Even the military only choose it as a last resort, but the aircraft flew all the time anyw...

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Wizz Air base in Germany! (Dortmund)
Replies: 18
Views: 1834

Re: First Wizz Air base in Germany! (Dortmund)

SCQ83 wrote:
Eindhoven and Charleroi could be good candidates for new bases in the region. Although CRL is Ryanair fortress.

If they want to avoid the direct shot at FR, then MST or LGG are better options.

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by AWACSooner
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger
Replies: 17
Views: 2075

Re: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger

MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
MetroJet then became US Airways answer to Southwest. That too didn't end particularly well.

Yep, but damn, those flying tomatoes were sexy as hell!

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by AWACSooner
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5251

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

JayinKitsap wrote:
CS300 program - Sold 50% to Airbus in Oct 17 for $ one dollar, sold rest for $591M in Feb '20. Would or could Airbus do this acquisition today?

Still scratching my head on how this was even legal...oh well.

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by AWACSooner
Thu May 28, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 96
Views: 24241

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

After receiving billions is US aid and then turns around and buys a European jet .... while we know that airlines should buy what’s best for them , the optics on this will be terrible. Hope Trump doesn’t get word , I can already see his twitter post ... Imagine the tweet when they canceled the 787 ...

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by AWACSooner
Thu May 28, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13253

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

It's a realistic looking memo. Meanwhile, management has been making commitments that it will not file Chapter 11. I would put about as much faith in that statement from Doug as I would "we will never loose money again." No one could have predicted a Global Pandemic. It was still an incre...

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by AWACSooner
Sat May 23, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13260

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Sucks to be the airport manager at Worcester right now...

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by AWACSooner
Fri May 22, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249608

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

N913DN is about to land in BYH

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by AWACSooner
Thu May 21, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60462

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

In before the mods close this thread and tell us to move over to a generic thread about AF/KL that already has multiple pages of other random stuff and just a little blurb about this important event...but it's obviously more important to merge ANYTHING having to do with AF/KL into one mega-thread...

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by AWACSooner
Wed May 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Aviation after COVID
Replies: 22
Views: 2148

Re: Private Aviation after COVID

Yes and no. You'll see more bookings from the uber-rich folks who can afford it all the time, but I don't think it'll be as much as they are predicting...economic downturn and all.

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by AWACSooner
Wed May 20, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:
Replies: 27
Views: 10964

Re: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:

(slow clap for Boeing)

You'd think they would've had this fixed, corona or no corona, within a year...but so far, we've heard zilch

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by AWACSooner
Tue May 19, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11274

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

Might as well pack it in folks...

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by AWACSooner
Mon May 11, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?
Replies: 39
Views: 3011

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

If they truly felt that uncomfortable, then frankly, they shouldn't have flown. I understand the concerns over the fact that we have a lot of unknowns during this pandemic, but the airlines are not obligated to destroy their economic bottom lines just to give folks a piece of mind. Blocking seats is...

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by AWACSooner
Fri May 08, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Of First Class? (and who would pay for it?)
Replies: 21
Views: 1770

Re: Future Of First Class? (and who would pay for it?)

Anyone buying US domestic F for the catering needs their head checked. The appeal for me is the legroom; I'm tall and the ability to sit comfortably on a flight is much appreciated. Disagree. Often, my decision between F and Y (other than price) can come down to catering. IFE and widebody/narrowbod...

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by AWACSooner
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines raises baggage fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: American Airlines raises baggage fees

DUI Dougie never could pass up a chance to stick it to the customers for more $$

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by AWACSooner
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief
Replies: 27
Views: 6268

Re: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief

I realize that this topic is inherently political, but please focus on the aviation impacts of this discussion. Political comments belong in Non Av. If this discussion can't stay aviation focused, then it will be moved. ✈️ atcsundevil Hate to say it, but you might as well move it now, cause it’s da...

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by AWACSooner
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249608

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Got a few decent rides on the 90...
first one was DFW-AUS in 02
second one was SLC-DFW in 05
third one was PHX-CVG in 09
fourth one was BOS-MSP in 18
last one was ATL-DAB last November

Fare thee well, MD-90

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by AWACSooner
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow
Replies: 238
Views: 50693

Re: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg

This like watching a train wreck...except it's an airline...

Someone warm up the funeral music

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by AWACSooner
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow
Replies: 238
Views: 50693

Re: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg

Well, I have a trip booked on them to take the wife to CZM from DFW for her birthday in June...my $ is that the trip won’t happen

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by AWACSooner
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21188

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

Dominion301 wrote:
AWACSooner wrote:
And with that, the final pax A310 are done...unless Mahan Air has a few they want to put back in service


Don't Ariana Afghan and Iran Air still operate a couple each?



I thought they ditched theirs a few years back

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by AWACSooner
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21188

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

And with that, the final pax A310 are done...unless Mahan Air has a few they want to put back in service

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by AWACSooner
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21188

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

Flew C-GSAT from LGW to YUL last June...I know most complain about the 3-3-3 config TS had on these birds, but it wasn't that bad from the third row of economy. Seat pitch was decent and the soft products were better than the VS flight I had going over to UK. Glad I got to ride on the 310 before she...

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by AWACSooner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64090

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

First off, I think the proposition of AA filing Ch 11 is preposterous.

That being said, IF it does happen, Doug “we will never lose money again” Parker needs to be publicly flogged. And the airline should just call it and fold...

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by AWACSooner
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane in grass at IAH? North side of airport...
Replies: 11
Views: 3762

Re: Airplane in grass at IAH? North side of airport...

It’s a retired USAF 737. It’s used by law enforcement agencies for counterterrorism training. Spot on, end of story honestly. Heard is broke and owners abandoned it since it was too expensive to repair. Ummm....no. It is a retired USAF T-43 that was used for Navigator training before the schoolhous...

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by AWACSooner
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs
Replies: 86
Views: 11889

Re: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs

Seasonal service from only one location? STUPID MOVE WN!
Might as well start Durango, Jackson Hole, and Vail while you're at it.

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by AWACSooner
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service
Replies: 58
Views: 12672

Re: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service

Had my DFW-LAS flight 2 weeks ago upgauge from a 752 to a 789!! Loved it as I and the family were on paid F tickets...

Flying LAX-DFW in a month, and it's upgauged from 788 to a 789.

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by AWACSooner
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD - ASCOT 6368 emergency landing a few minutes ago?
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: IAD - ASCOT 6368 emergency landing a few minutes ago?

Cubsrule wrote:
But that may narrow things down to the C-17 because I don't think the RAF operates any other transport aicraft with that range.

A330MRTT

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by AWACSooner
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1182
Views: 129614

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

alfa164 wrote:

I think DL's aversion to any 787 is coming back to bite them.

Good...they never should've canx'd NW's original order in the first place.

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by AWACSooner
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2020

With the daily AS SEA flight now mainline, I sincerely hope AS gives OKC a better look...read: another SEA flight and a daily to PDX

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by AWACSooner
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launching OKC-LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 7921

Re: AA Launching OKC-LGA

DDR wrote:
Would love to see someone start TUL-OKC just for connections. I know it’s short distance but it could be part of through service on some routes.

WN would bring back DAL-OKC long before that ever happens!

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launching OKC-LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 7921

Re: AA Launching OKC-LGA

And yet WN keeps cutting service to OKC. Hmmm

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by AWACSooner
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210708

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

AA is canning all flights from LAX to PEK and PVG til the end of March...but somehow they're keeping DFW. LH group is also suspending til next month. Source: https://thepointsguy.com/news/american-airlines-lufthansa-suspend-some-china-flights/ I'm on the phone now seeing what my options are as I was...

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by AWACSooner
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80211

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Boeing should just fold up their commercial enterprise and hand it all over to Airbus ;)

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 11045

Re: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings

[sarcasm]
Only $500M? Jeez, imagine how much $$ they would've made had they nickeled and dimed the pax like everyone else. You're leaving money on the table, WN!
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by AWACSooner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 12947

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

CriticalPoint wrote:
So it’s a scam for airlines to raise fares?


To disguise a fare raise as E- and sell it to the masses as "you're getting a discount for not checking in a bag or lugging a carry-on or wanting a seat assignment beforehand" is a SCAM!

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by AWACSooner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 12947

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

A Flyertalk thread on a survey is pretty thin as evidence goes. The whole Inc. /Matyszczyk shtick is to find something to complain about, as if no other possibilities can exist. That said, non-refundable/non-changeable tickets, 1 checked bag, and boarding group C at a discount of 20% would work for...

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by AWACSooner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 12947

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

gen2stew wrote:
A) If you find basic economy so abhorrent dont book it.
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Except Basic Economy was nothing but a SCAM by the airlines to increase their fares! You are paying the same fare for less!
WN ever pulls this, and they’ve lost the last delineator between them and the rest of the pack.

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by AWACSooner
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Car crash at SRQ
Replies: 25
Views: 5111

Re: Car crash at SRQ

In today's "Florida Man" news...

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by AWACSooner
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8597

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

Looking at it from a security standpoint I think this is a bad idea. Never mind the extra crowds. What's to stop Joe or Jane off the street from coming through and trying to sneak on a flight without a ticket? At least now, one has to already have purchased a ticket to access the sterile areas so t...

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by AWACSooner
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8597

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

Varsity1 wrote:
10 times as much? TSA are federal employees and make 50K+ a year. I doubt security in Australia pays half a million.

$50K? Not bad for a bunch of "high school dropouts." ;)

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by AWACSooner
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16750

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

There's also an announcement at BWI tomorrow...so probably BWI-MIA on F9

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by AWACSooner
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI Air Service Announcement 12/18 @ 10AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3061

Re: BWI Air Service Announcement 12/18 @ 10AM

Well, F9 is planning an announcement at MIA tomorrow...so BWI-MIA?

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by AWACSooner
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8597

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

OMG! What is SEA thinking?!? Those 100 extra folks per day are going to COLLAPSE the entire TSA security lines and bring the airport to a complete and utter STANDSTILL! No one will ever make their departing flights again because of this!

;)

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