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by 9w748capt
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 49993

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Considering how many AA MD-80s and F100s I've flown, with no entertainment whatsoever, I always bring a book, a couple of magazines, and the Chicago Tribune and the WSJ. If the 738 has no IFE, I start with the WSJ. Look thats true, and I'd sure as hell rather ride on an IFE-less S80 than an Oasised...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 49993

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Oh ok - so now DL management is dumb and doesn't know what they're doing? Hahaha good one. The most profitable of the US3 (by far) all of a sudden has an incompetent management team. Doesn't mean it's the right one financially? Then why do they keep doing it?! I'm not arguing (nor have I argued) th...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 49993

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

If PTVs don't matter, then why does DL keep installing them? Answer that! If PTVs are just a waste of money, then why does the most profitable airline continue to invest in them? Why can't you answer that? If PTVs didn't at all matter and DL thought they could make the same profits regardless, woul...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 49993

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

I don’t understand the fixation on seat back IFE that many people have on this forum. Wouldn’t it be simpler to have in seat power in all seats and bring your own device? No, it is not. It's infinitely easier to use built-in IFE rather than fiddle with your own device, worry about digging your char...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 49993

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

It's hilarious how DL has denser seating and the same space-saving lavs that AA is getting a lot of flak for, but DL is viewed as having a superior product, and their financials back it up. Coincidence? Once again, yes. Will you ever provide us with data that says DL's financials are because of PTV...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 49993

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Did anyone truly think that AA would not keep changing their aircraft to industry standard? Their fleet is behind the density curve. Even United changed their minds and will be adding in-seat IFE. AA’s product will noticeably lag behind that of their two biggest competitors once all the refits are ...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 19385

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

We are talking about AA starting a flight to India. So Newark is out of question. The AA hub at Philly is significantly bigger than their focus city operations in JFK or BOS. Philly - India is itself a pretty good market. There are tons' of Indians in South New Jersey, Delaware, Eastern and Souther...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 49993

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

And the hard hitter: https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1163086193216692230 Best I can tell; no changes to economy and-- subject to confirmation (and/or change of mindset)-- does appear that the dream of them wAAking up and adding in-seat IFE is dead. Even United changed their minds and will be add...

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by 9w748capt
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 10902

Re: Cathay Pacific ceo Rupert hogg resigns

Wow. Hong Kong as they knew it is gone. Done.

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by 9w748capt
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 125
Views: 20219

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Just curious is AC outfitting their A220s with in-seat IFE a la DL?

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by 9w748capt
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 19385

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Why not? not sufficient range or too much capacity or both? What is the estimated flying time? AA's 77W is probably way too premium heavy (8F, 52J). The 789 is a much better balance if I had to guess. Per the great circle DFW-DEL is 8186 miles so I'd estimate 14‐15 hours in the air. AA uses the 77W...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 19385

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Rumors that AA is looking at restarting nonstop services to India again, possibly DFW-DEL. Just curious what do you all think? Is there anyone AA could realistically tie up with to provide onward feed from DEL? AI is out due to being in Star. Not sure if 6E/SG have a "full service" enough...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 19385

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Rumors that AA is looking at restarting nonstop services to India again, possibly DFW-DEL. Just curious what do you all think? Is there anyone AA could realistically tie up with to provide onward feed from DEL? AI is out due to being in Star. Not sure if 6E/SG have a "full service" enough...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 19385

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Rumors that AA is looking at restarting nonstop services to India again, possibly DFW-DEL. Just curious what do you all think? Is there anyone AA could realistically tie up with to provide onward feed from DEL? AI is out due to being in Star. Not sure if 6E/SG have a "full service" enough ...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72469

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

BN727227Ultra wrote:
It's as if there's a force field over DFW that prevents AA 330s from using the airport :-)

Also, when does AA start ITO? lolol


I don't think the 330s have enough premium seats. It's nuts. Look at DFW-HNL/OGG. Even on the 777, F sells out weeks to months in advance, especially OGG.

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by 9w748capt
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72469

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I don’t remember seeing this anywhere else, but it looks like ORD-HNL is operating a full 6 months this year into next (November to May) on 788’s or 789’s depending on the day ... as compared to the very limited time last year. Also, it looks ORD-LAS and ORD-PHX are both going to see daily 788’s co...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94178

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

The SM post put out yesterday offers some good (albeit a little bit twisted) clues for each of the new routes, with some geographical knowledge necessary: Water falling in a basin, waterfall reminds you of Victoria falls, a little twist would get you to waterfalls in Victoria (which there are plent...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94178

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Hahahahha wow ... DFW-KUL! That's a good one. You really think they'd start KUL before SIN? LMAO MH is currently the only airline in Southeast Asia that is in the oneworld alliance, whereas SQ and TH in Southeast Asia are in the Star Alliance. SkyTeam also has GA and VN in Southeast Asia. While I a...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94178

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

jplatts wrote:
AA could add DFW-HEL, PHL-HEL, DFW-KUL, ORD-DME, DFW-DME, and PHL-DME nonstop service since AA's oneworld partners AY, MH, and S7 have their main hubs at HEL, KUL, and DME.


Hahahahha wow ... DFW-KUL! That's a good one. You really think they'd start KUL before SIN? LMAO

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by 9w748capt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94178

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Lets be real here. There are only three "huge" things that AA can do at this point. 1) Fire Dougie 2) Flights to Africa 3) Flights to India Everything else is shuffling the deck chairs. "We are pleased to announce that we have managed to create a lab clone of former AA executive Scot...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94178

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Probably a bunch of new International routes, possibly to Africa. For most AA FFs (elite) it won't mean much. Not anything that is going to impact most flyers. Huh? How would AA adding destinations/a continent not impact AA FFs? I think their point was, if someone flies JFK-DFW weekly for work for ...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94178

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

https://mobile.twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1159114791606202368 Possibility of Turkey, Poland, and India stations, unconfirmed if related to this specific announcement. Turkey is quite shocking to me, especially given the current political climate both places. I wonder which India route? PHL-DEL? PHL...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94178

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

zakuivcustom, there is NO market for MIA-NRT/HND and any Latin connections to the major cities can be handled via DFW or LAX. DFW-HND is launched (and one of the DFW-NRT frequencies is cancelled, DFW-NRT is timed for on-ward Asia connections with JL, DFW-HND obviously for O&D). There is a marke...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94178

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Probably a bunch of new International routes, possibly to Africa. For most AA FFs (elite) it won't mean much. Not anything that is going to impact most flyers. Huh? How would AA adding destinations/a continent not impact AA FFs? I think their point was, if someone flies JFK-DFW weekly for work for ...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94178

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Miamiairport wrote:
Probably a bunch of new International routes, possibly to Africa. For most AA FFs (elite) it won't mean much. Not anything that is going to impact most flyers.


Huh? How would AA adding destinations/a continent not impact AA FFs?

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by 9w748capt
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94178

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

TTailedTiger wrote:
Parker finally gets booted out?

Fingers crossed...


Oh man. That would be too amazing, which guarantees that it happen. Seemingly nothing can get Dougie fired at this point.

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by 9w748capt
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 92
Views: 10829

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

Prost wrote:
Cointrin330 wrote:
My vote would be victorville.


Oooh, that won’t please some people.


Ok then how about the European equivalent? :D

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by 9w748capt
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72421

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

A super send off from the Mad Dog http://news.aa.com/american-stories/american-stories-details/2019/A-super-sendoff/default.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3Hkina-2EpDSpWuJHsfPPpfz0KbHmUfcDe2P8a847491syg7HkzO7ROvg That's actually pretty awesome Agreed. AA isn't doing much right these days, but that is an awesome t...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2490
Views: 325075

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It is truly remarkable that there is zero official info coming from Boeing on that new issue from June. The only thing that came from Boeing is that "new issue has been identified by FAA" and "it will be fixed in September". Why can't they elaborate just a little bit so that the...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Marriott in Mexico City
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Marriott in Mexico City

I'm sure there's a FT master thread on Mexico City hotels which would probably be useful.

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by 9w748capt
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5661

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

The 737 should be fine for interisland but is a horrible, uncofortable aircraft IMO for a 4 + hour flight from the mainland. I will take a widebody aircraft every time I can. You're perfectly welcome to make the choices that work best for you, but I would choose a 737 any day over the 10-across 777...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5661

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

Can't wait for the requisite people posting on here about how the locals don't care for WN. Meanwhile, the crews I know flying inter island legs are saying locals are 90% of the inter island pax outside of the KOA-HNL connector.and are thrilled to get pretzels. That is seriously impressive if true....

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by 9w748capt
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5661

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

Wow that is an great fare!! However what I would like to know but only time will tell is if $39-49 dollar inter-island fares are sustainable. WN is a great airline but WN isn't a LCC, on the mainland there are times where WN fare is higher than the US3's fare. WN costs are not on par with LCC's the...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5661

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

We're looking at a Hawaii trip this fall, and will definitely use WN for inter-island travel if we island-hop. $39-49, all bags included, bookable with points directly transferable from Chase ... I mean why wouldn't we just book WN than HA! Wow that is an great fare!! However what I would like to k...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5661

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

airportugal310 wrote:
ScottB wrote:
9w748capt wrote:
Sorry, what's NI? Or did you mean to type HI?


By context I believe it's "Neighbor Island" -- i.e. all the Hawaiian Islands apart from O'ahu.


That is correct


That is literally the first time I've ever seen that acronym. Ever.

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by 9w748capt
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5661

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

The whole WN thing in the NI market is overblown IMHO. There was always "competition" of some kind in Hawaii...most people seem to forget Island Air for some reason. Two carriers can work together...I think some of the bigger losers will be the larger carriers. It's not uncommon to see ha...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 5661

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

We're looking at a Hawaii trip this fall, and will definitely use WN for inter-island travel if we island-hop. $39-49, all bags included, bookable with points directly transferable from Chase ... I mean why wouldn't we just book WN than HA!

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by 9w748capt
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72421

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Just caught my last mad dog flight today on the CMH-DFW. It'll be sad to see them go, but it is overdue. Disagree. The S80 is AA's last remaining mainline jet that's even remotely comfortable (other than the LAA 321s that haven't yet been destroyed, errrrr Oasised). May as well fly NK and save some...

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by 9w748capt
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2490
Views: 325075

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

You are right. I did overlook this. Clear cut case of crew incompetence indeed. Right - because Boeing had been so forthcoming and transparent with max pilots about mcas, which would have helped them diagnose the problem in the first place. What a joke! I don't blame the crews, I blame inadequate t...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2490
Views: 325075

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The problem is that a normal runaway trim creates a constant trim input and manual electric trim would have no effect. With the MCAS it makes short but strong trim inputs separated by longer time intervals of no input at all, manual electric trim works. Now at least the LION air crew did not even k...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15384

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

Just curious - which country did this pilot train in? I'm not sure what difference that would make, but being a Delta pilot there is a 99.9% chance it was under FAA rules and guidance which clearly spells out the do's and don't drinking and flight operations for numerous fields within the avaition ...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15384

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

Just curious - which country did this pilot train in?

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?
Replies: 33
Views: 4242

Re: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?

runway23 wrote:
Maybe, but we won't tell anyone.

Signed,
Boeing


Ouch! Sad but true. That's not going to be a popular opinion around these parts!

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline subsidiary’s
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Airline subsidiary’s

OB1504 wrote:

mga707 wrote:
'Airline subsidiary's' what? You mean 'subsidiaries'. It's a plural, not a possessive.


Thank you for your valuable contribution.


Needs to be said.

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 34764

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

IndiGo enters Vietnam, adds Kolkata-Hanoi from October 3rd. This is the only India-Vietnam flight. Wow! What's the target market here? Would have expected SGN prior to HAN, so must be more government/diplomatic traffic they're targeting vs business/tourists. My guess is SGN will be launched from DE...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 34764

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

CPS001 wrote:
IndiGo enters Vietnam, adds Kolkata-Hanoi from October 3rd. This is the only India-Vietnam flight.


Wow! What's the target market here? Would have expected SGN prior to HAN, so must be more government/diplomatic traffic they're targeting vs business/tourists.

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by 9w748capt
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14431

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

That first sentence is a really good point. Once things get back to normal after the MAX is fixed, I wonder where future growth opportunities will come from. It seems like they are getting close to being maxed out on growth opportunities in the lower 48 (unless they get a smaller fleet). If there r...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14431

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

The open seating is one feature of Southwest I don't like! Then fly someone else. I can't understand why anyone would think open seating is better than assigned seats. When you have a family of four and realize you're not going to sit together unless you pay $300 extra for the privilege, you'll und...

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