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by AA737-823
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 179
Views: 22403

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

Perhaps I should ask this separately in the tech forum, but then again it might be too dumb a question to merit its own thread. If Southwest or indeed any other airline goes from one manufacturer only to a dual-manufacturer fleet, could they train/ certify their existing Boeing maintenance crew to ...

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by AA737-823
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sunrise business brief questionable
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Sunrise business brief questionable

The Airlines mainly Qantas are poking around in the dark looking for offerings that are commercially viable. Yes, they say they have polled their customers, so what? The viability can only be proven after the investment and developments have been made by the manufacturers. There are simply too many...

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by AA737-823
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus plans to open new A321neo assembly line in Toulouse
Replies: 73
Views: 1863

Re: Airbus studying an A321neo line in Toulouse

I thought Mobile was building A321’s for Delta?
But you guys have above said that it only builds A320’s?

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by AA737-823
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Slats
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Re: A380 Slats

Armadillo1 wrote:
A380 have a common slats and droop nose, nothing similar to krueger


Obviously.
I was referring to the positioning of the engine bleed air duct.
Which IS similar, thank you very much.

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by AA737-823
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity
Replies: 24
Views: 4731

Re: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity

TruNorth wrote:
They can hold the brakes during a max performance take off it can warm the brakes up a bit .


Um... what?
No.
Just no.
Not even remotely.
That would defy all the laws of thermodynamics.

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by AA737-823
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recirc Fans/ engine start
Replies: 9
Views: 1801

Re: Recirc Fans/ engine start

Contrary to a post above, but on the 737 I've actually heard them "load shed" during engine start, and spool back up after starter switch cutout. I don't have a wiring diagram in front of me, but I've heard it enough times that it has caught my attention. Maybe it varies by operator/build ...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Slats
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Re: A380 Slats

I encountered the same thing, boarding Qantas in Singapore. I was really pretty bummed about it, because I was looking forward to hearing the bizarre sound of the A380 flaps being extended! I know AmericaWest/USAirways did this in PHX routinely, because of the extreme heat at that airfield. Otherwis...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pack/air cycle machine
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

Re: Pack/air cycle machine

I would add that the bleed air doesn't necessarily come from the high pressure compressor. In fact, it spends very LITTLE time coming from the high pressure compressor. At takeoff and cruise, the system switches to the low pressure compressor for bleed air. The high pressure side is simply too high ...

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by AA737-823
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 45
Views: 8762

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Word has it that they've actually been very reliable, particularly for a new type EIS. The first year was a little rough, but the second year went much better, and remember- this is a NEW plane, not just a stretch of a 1980's design that is long since got the bugs worked out. That said, an INOP APU ...

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by AA737-823
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39866

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

Update on the 757's status. Aircraft line number 3123 (N26123) has started being dismantled and prepared for aircraft salvage. Engines and APU are in the process of being removed. Any salvageable parts are being kept once approved by engineering. The rest will be dismantled on site. As expected, a ...

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by AA737-823
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 2223

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

I'm not aware of any airline that does NOT do re-tread.
You're limited to a certain number of re-treads on one carcass, because the carcass itself ages, too.
But this is a non-issue, I'm not sure what has made you concerned about it.

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by AA737-823
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9348

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

The sign of a good serial entrepreneur.....dust yourself down from a failure, learn from it and go again. That's one thing if you're making high-tech widget gizmos that few people are interested in. But when your "startup company" employs hundreds of people, using assets costing hundreds ...

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by AA737-823
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors
Replies: 16
Views: 7429

Re: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors

Looks even more cartoonish than on the 738.
I wasn't a fan of Rising Blue, either, so I guess it makes sense that I don't care for... what are we calling this one? One Blue Crayon?

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by AA737-823
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 41
Views: 8508

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

What's that? The corruption that IS the entirety of Chicago has caused the masses to be inconvenienced?
Imaging that. Next thing you'll tell me, the desert is dry and the ocean is wet!

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by AA737-823
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72387

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

I would have hoped STL would have seen some more love considering the last MD80s were from TWA and STL has been a huge MD80 base over the years. Agreed, tho ORD makes sense considering 20 years ago the MD80 pretty much ruled at ORD ... not to mention most of the flights between ORD-DFW-ORD were on ...

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by AA737-823
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 15867

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

I'm not trying to be obnoxious. Funny how the thing people are best at is sometimes that which they are not "trying to be". Every post you've made in this thread has been a dramatic crescendo of obnoxion. We get it. You have large feet. This layout doesn't meet your needs. Cool. And welco...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124500

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Gee... a rendering in full Qantas colors!
Looks pretty sweet.

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by AA737-823
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87225

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Are the parts of a Boeing aircraft US system or metric for units of measurement? I've wondered this before. It'd be awkward for a mechanic with US system tools to work metric components. I know metric throws me off. They are SAE, aka US. Fractions of an inch. Though, torques in the AMM are given in...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)
Replies: 32
Views: 4965

Re: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)

Okay, so far, we've got one vote for Continental's maintenance base, one vote for United's maintenance base, one vote for Western's maintenance base, and one vote for... Zambia.

Typical a.net.

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by AA737-823
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP bearing issue
Replies: 12
Views: 3562

Re: LEAP bearing issue

Okay, everyone, keep those tin foil hats firmly ensconced upon your crowns. Meanwhile, back in reality land, the LEAP has had some teething issues, yes. Between bypass doors pinned open and this issue, there have been a few hiccups. But it's STILL practically WEEKLY than an A320neo in India blows an...

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by AA737-823
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?
Replies: 14
Views: 2113

Re: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?

Maybe because no one proved to be real enthusiastic about ELEVEN ABREAST ECONOMY SEATING, with the outboard (window) seats elevated above the rest in the row?? The whole thing was hogwash. Lipstick on a bacon. I always questioned the wisdom of offering MORE seats on the airplane; with so many airlin...

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by AA737-823
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brand new documentary on the DC-3 ( video)
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Brand new documentary on the DC-3 ( video)

Fantastic; better than anything the Discovery Channel has managed to crank out in the past ten years!
Thanks for sharing.

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by AA737-823
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iran Air capable of ME3/Turkish style expansion
Replies: 18
Views: 2008

Re: Iran Air capable of ME3/Turkish style expansion

On topic, this is a pretty silly question, which can be fundamentally reworded as "Can an airline with a current fleet of ~34 operable aircraft and no prospects of acquiring any more, turn into an airline similar to Emirates?" Obviously, the answer is NO. And a dozen new ATR's does not equ...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country’s new route strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 2823

Re: Sun Country’s new route strategy

I'm looking forward to taking them ANC-LAS next month. It seems like an odd choice for a route, considering AS tried it and subsequently abandoned it. And I'm connecting onward via Frontier, so, missed opportunity for SY there. As near as I can tell, whatever differentiation Sun Country has had in t...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 65279

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Neighbor was at DAL and said power was out. Flight delayed until 8:30, so he rebooked on AA and drove over to DFW. Should have taken the DART LoveLink524 to the Orange Line light rail. That way, he could have spent just $3 to get to DFW, AND had the pleasure of watching multiple spontaneous fist fi...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More safety issues for Boeing...
Replies: 37
Views: 5532

Re: More safety issues for Boeing...

Eh, this is standard AD stuff that is getting magnified due to the Max. You have to be kidding, since when has it become okay to say AD's are normal, they are not, they are issued to rectify serious design flaws or procedures or any abnormalities that affect flight safety. Maybe you're getting conf...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 14859

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

QANTAS regularly send their 747's for maintenance in HK, another note but after tonight the adopted child of the QANTAS 747 fleet is retiring tonight as VH-OEB is operating QF73 to SFO before positioning to tulepo (?) for scraping Of course, lots of MX done in HKG. But I always get nervous when a s...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6538

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

Seven flights a day Toronto-Atlanta should take the cake for distance. FYI, I'm looking at September 17. I had no idea Delta was still sending MD-88s on routes of that length, at all! I may try to snag one.... Just gotta work it in to an itinerary that shouldn't involve EITHER of those cities, someh...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Wing Issue?
Replies: 21
Views: 6089

Re: Boeing Wing Issue?

Non-issue. AD's happen twice a month. Sometimes they include 737's. Sometimes they don't. When you have a relatively small number of planes that MIGHT have had a slat track manufactured incorrectly, it does not amount to the gross negligence that the media is trying to paint here. It'll get resolved...

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by AA737-823
Thu May 30, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5490

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

Well, there could be several sensible reasons behind it. Aside from the obvious, they may have simply wanted diversification for the fleet. AA flies both IAE and CFM on their pre-merger Airbus orders (CFM on 319 and IAE on 321, then the merger threw everything out the window!). LH did similarly. DL ...

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by AA737-823
Fri May 24, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 14859

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

I've noticed that VH-OEJ (QF 747-438ER) hasn't flown in FIVE WEEKS! Went up to Hong Kong on April 17. Anyone know what's up with that? In HKG, it could definitely be maintenance, but that's a long time for a simple A check, and I can't imagine they'd be doing bigger checks on birds scheduled to reti...

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by AA737-823
Tue May 21, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9613

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

I love you folks but DFW is so much harder to connect in than ATL. DEN and DTW are probably the real dreams as US hubs go. I suppose compared to PHL, IAH or MSP, its easy. (just last week I went from low Ds to high Bs...4 stops on the train and a fair amount of walking....) We love you too, but you...

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by AA737-823
Mon May 20, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL consolidate JFK terminals?
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Re: When will DL consolidate JFK terminals?

I don't have the update you're looking for, but I'm thinking that with JFK talking about a major airfield redevelopment, Delta may have put their plans on hold, to see just what is and isn't on the table. Plus, Delta is spending BIG bucks to completely demolish their whole world down the street at L...

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by AA737-823
Mon May 20, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174939

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Alaska B739 N303AS is en route from SEA to VCV for repainting into the new Alaska livery. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N303AS Thank goodness. Having flown through Seattle last week, it was immediately apparent (which we already knew, of course) that the 737 paints had stopped to get the Virg...

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by AA737-823
Fri May 17, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Registration Check
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Registration Check

Thanks, everybody!

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by AA737-823
Fri May 17, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Registration Check
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Registration Check

The website I use to check flight registrations is only current through October of 2018.
Can anyone find me the tail number for Delta 463, SLC-DFW, 717, May 2, 2019?
Thanks!

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by AA737-823
Wed May 15, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16921

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

Because the AF A330 crash was different. It was indeed initially caused by a pitot tube problem, but the big issue was EPIC spatial disorientation on the part of the flight crew. They pancaked in, because they chose not to believe their instruments. Which is something that is a natural reaction, but...

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by AA737-823
Sun May 05, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 37679

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

It's so disappointing that, this day in age, in the European Union, this poor level of quality can be found.
We like to think that EASA has a firm grip on what's going on in the member States.
I mean, some of these reports read like DC-3 incidents in rural South America.
What a shame.

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by AA737-823
Sun May 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11919

Re: A220 question

Well, it's not a bandage that covers all wounds. But it IS the ONLY Western-designed mainline narrowbody to be conceived in the past thirty years. The 737 is an updated design from the early 1960's. The A320 is an updated design from the early 1980's. The ERJ and CRJ series are newer designs, but ge...

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by AA737-823
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 65279

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

was swapped out with an ex-FL 712 (at least it wasn't a 320) with no in-seat IFE. None of Delta's 717's have in-seat IFE, ex-FL or otherwise. In fact, neither do the MD-88s or MD-90s, even though the MD-90s had, at least, drop down screens... twenty years ago! The 717 is still a personal fave (alth...

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by AA737-823
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 357877

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I've got mixed feelings about it. I like things about it, but other things make me go "oh gosh.... well, it's not as bad as Lufthansa." The tail is a miss for me. It needed to come down onto the empennage or something; this just kinda looks like someone took the existing tail globe and sai...

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by AA737-823
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19524

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

They will fail if they use RJ’s. They will fail period. The real airline execs with all their experience would be running the biz model if it was highly successful, but as history has shown us...it's a huge failure. Who is giving the money to just pay themselves? You may prove right, BUT, it's wort...

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by AA737-823
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174939

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Just seems odd that Alaska would want to have two different cabin styles. They seem to be really geared towards brand synergy, doesn't seem to fit. Not odd at all. All of the major carriers have pretty substantial differences across various fleet types. I mean, Delta has just recently gotten their ...

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by AA737-823
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174939

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Anyone have eyes on N924VA yet in the new livery? There is a picture on jetphotos.com What was the point again of putting N924VA in that ugly white tail livery again? Every photo I could find of it, still had it with the Alaska logo on it, so why didn't they just paint it into the main livery? Airb...

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by AA737-823
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?
Replies: 28
Views: 5138

Re: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?

F27500 wrote:
And .. tell me again .. why does Seattle need to be served by2 separate airports?


For the same reasons that Chicago, Houston, Dallas, San Fran, LAX, New York, Miami, and eleventy-hundred other large cities in the world do.

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by AA737-823
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 357877

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

More on the same scheme https://onemileatatime.com/united-airlines-new-livery/ The website has an update: "Update: A United spokesperson has reached out and indicated that this isn’t in fact the new livery. " Thank goodness. Who knows, the real one might be worse. But that one was... not ...

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by AA737-823
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 5734

Re: Midwest Airlines 2.0

Is this an April Fool's joke?
Is that website an April Fool's joke, too?
Because I would LOVE if this were true.
But I'm not gonna let myself fall for it, otherwise!

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by AA737-823
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order
Replies: 61
Views: 16281

Re: Apparent launch of A220-500 with launch customer

The A319NEO & 737-7 proved unpopular. The A320 is way bigger, more capable & sold out for 7-8 years. Why not? I don't think anyone here is arguing against the business case for the A225. I think we're all just a bit doubtful that Airbus would do it right now. And we know that Mr Faust is hi...

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by AA737-823
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2041
Views: 357224

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

It seems the FAA grounded all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft regardless of flight type. According to Ethan Klapper, if UA, AA or WN want to reposition any of their aircraft, they will need an FAA permit. That's actually not a surprise, and obtaining a ferry permit from the FAA is a routine, co...

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by AA737-823
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 65279

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

While NK hasn't yet announced any plans to serve BUR, CLT, CMH, IND, JAX, RDU, and RIC nonstop from DFW, NK could add DFW-BUR, DFW-CLT, DFW-CMH, DFW-IND, DFW-JAX, DFW-RDU, and DFW-RIC nonstop service. NK will very likely add more nonstop routes out of DFW at some point, and NK adding DFW-JAX nonsto...

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