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by SPREE34
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16753

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

ZFW and ZJX last week.

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by SPREE34
Fri May 01, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1067
Views: 170762

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

For fleet simplification would it make sense to retire all of the IAE powered A319s and CFM powered A320s so that the A319s are all CFM, A320s are all IAE, and the only fleet with mixed engines would be the A321 (although most of the CFM A321s are older and could be retired as well)? Wouldn't make ...

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by SPREE34
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6303

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

Nope. Weight penalty, lost revenue seats, and that plex is going to discolor and scratch from cleanings. Then we'll have A-netters criticizing [insert airline name here] for having raggedy used interiors.

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by SPREE34
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14092

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

[threeid][/threeid] Looks like WN asked their union for concessions.............. How about a 100% pay cut for that pig Gary Kelly for starters. That would be a refreshing change. And there's the rub, the upper floor with no skin in the game. Yes, stock buybacks in good times can be the norm. This t...

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by SPREE34
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16753

Re: New York Center (ZNY) ATC Zero

Incorrect, but whatever makes you feel good.

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by SPREE34
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16753

Re: New York Center (ZNY) ATC Zero

Could the Air Force be brought in to be temporary staff to handle flights at a very reduced capacity? FAA controllers are the ones that control the military planes after they leave the base. Not always the case. Depends on the airspace and serving agency, same as military controllers provide servic...

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by SPREE34
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16753

Re: New York Center (ZNY) ATC Zero

USAF DOES have controllers that have been Center trained and certified. They go on a 4 year detail to centers. Obviously not enough of them to fill in, but those who have the training could quickly recert at the center they worked in.

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by SPREE34
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12576

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

The Regional carriers are going to need to find a new business model going forward. Yeah. Like operating under their OWN colors and running a business instead of a taxi service. That^^^^^^. Transparency for the customer as well. It worked well in the past. You knew you had gotten off of Delta, Unit...

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by SPREE34
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airline fleets are getting older
Replies: 30
Views: 5101

Re: airline fleets are getting older

TTailedTiger wrote:
Airlines used to replace planes much more quickly. Look at how quickly planes like the D-6, DC-7, 707, 720, DC-8, DC-9-10/15/20 were replaced. Most were less than ten years old. .....


Technology and aircraft advancements were happining much faster back then.

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by SPREE34
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 28265

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

MIflyer12 wrote:

It's February already. With summer flying on the horizon, 321neos delayed, A220-300 delivery rates unproven, MD-88s going away, and MAXs grounded, they're not going to start a 738 refurb program this year, IMHO.


What's MAX grounding got to do with Delta?

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by SPREE34
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Every Easyjet flight is carbon neutral starting today 19/11/2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3947

Re: Every Easyjet flight is carbon neutral starting today 19/11/2019

kanban wrote:
carbon offset fees do not reduce carbon emissions, they only ease the guilt by paying a small free of appeasement. if the trend continues to all airlines, there will be this huge fund of goodness and no change to carbon production.


That^^^^^^right there. It's money scam.

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by SPREE34
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?
Replies: 30
Views: 2227

Re: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?

Nah, aside from the Runway and the taxiway cum runway being so close together, that’s such a congested Airspace, theres no space for near simultaneous realistic go around procedures, I just can’t see the CAA signing off on anything. No space for simultaneous go-arounds? As to LHR, disagree. A 15 de...

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by SPREE34
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo lock issue on KC-46A - influence on B767F?
Replies: 7
Views: 4136

Re: Cargo lock issue on KC-46A - influence on B767F?

Quick way to lose an airframe and crew. Something so basic to the cargo industry can't be adapted. SMH.

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by SPREE34
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long runway hold times at PAE caused by SEA traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 3514

Re: Long runway hold times at PAE caused by SEA traffic?

PAE is stuck between the NW and NE arrival routes into SEA, adding the short distance straight South into SEA airspace, it requires considerable ATC coordination prior to releasing.

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by SPREE34
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW1524 on LX A220-300 suffered a mechanical failure
Replies: 16
Views: 4841

Re: PW1524 on LX A220-300 suffered a mechanical failure

flee wrote:
It had to come, I guess - after so many issues with the PW engines on various aircraft, it was only a matter of time .........


Dramatic, much? Fact based? "It had to come..." Right. As it has on PWs, RRs, GEs, MTU, IAE, CFM, Kilmov, Ivchenko, Williams, Allison,..................

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by SPREE34
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Stapleton Airport question - how bad was it, really?
Replies: 28
Views: 6581

Re: Stapleton Airport question - how bad was it, really?

I loved the terminal. Air Traffic wise it worked mostly well if weather allowed for visual approaches. In IFR condidtions, the arrival rate was cut in over half. I worked many hours of holding as a controller feeding Stapleton.

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by SPREE34
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16105

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

......Worth noting, if pay in this great state equaled inflation I imagine they would have a much easier time finding people. That, and Colorado has been falling behind on infrastructure in general for several years now. Their idea of road improvement is to build an "Express Toll" lane, w...

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by SPREE34
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN ever order the 737 MAX 9 or MAX 10?
Replies: 35
Views: 6510

Re: Will WN ever order the 737 MAX 9 or MAX 10?

Southwest will operate hundreds of MAXs for decades to come. Yes, some of them will be MAX 10s. Runway constraints in BUR/MDW/SNA aren't disqualifying when thousands of WN flights a day don't use those airports. Plenty of WN airport pairs have very elastic demand to fill the extra ~40 seats: NYC/BO...

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by SPREE34
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 130139

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

1989worstyear wrote:
B737Driver wrote:
AA order details - 50 XLRs, 30 A321Neos converted to XLR, and 20 Neo options exercised to XLRs with delivery in 2025.

Will be used primarily on Europe and South America routes.


Do you know when the conversions are being delivered?


The post you quoted says "2025".

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by SPREE34
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 12761

Re: Delta luggage abuse

Fishing for settlement money. There's always a first, but I've never had a bag issue on Delta, and that's since 1973.

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by SPREE34
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Eastern II fail?
Replies: 11
Views: 2239

Re: Why did Eastern II fail?

Short version? Mismanagement and an egomaniacal union leader whose actions lead the company into the hands of a feckless corporate raider. Nobody won, except the corporate raider.

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by SPREE34
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 13186

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

The more complicated you make a system,...............

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by SPREE34
Fri May 31, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 6063

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

LDRA wrote:
.... Boeing will throw a fit(stop provide support to WN 737) if WN orders A220


Baseless sensational drama post of the day. Stop providing support? Boeing stopping support for 737 aircraft would result quickly in federal actions.

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by SPREE34
Wed May 15, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian
Replies: 43
Views: 6435

Re: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian

Still safer than riding in a car to the airport.

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by SPREE34
Tue May 14, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 10782

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Adopt the old Douglas scheme, but make it BC. Boeing Commercial, BC. BC-2 BC-3.....BC-8, BC-8-50, BC-8-60...........

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by SPREE34
Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 410478

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

......the US can (and will) retaliate and make Airbus recertify the A320NEO and A330NEO from scratch... El Toro poo poo. This isn't the kindergarten sandbox. Have you not noticed that Airbus is building airplanes in the US, and are about to begin building a second series of aircraft here? Why would...

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by SPREE34
Tue May 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8763

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

IWMBH wrote:
“Will never fly the MAX again”
*sees that tickets on the MAX are 10% cheaper*
“Aah the MAX is fine, Boeing knows what it’s doing”


That ^^^^^ sums it it perfectly, and probably most accurately.

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by SPREE34
Sun May 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155590

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

phatfarmlines wrote:
thevery wrote:
All evacuated, 6 injured.


That's amazing given the entire of the exterior was engulfed in flames.


Except that, "the entire of the exterior was" NOT engulfed, as we see very clearly the forward section and people exiting.

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by SPREE34
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX crash makes NMA more likely?
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: 737MAX crash makes NMA more likely?

No. Competition and/or customer desires makes NMA more likely, or not.

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by SPREE34
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 30954

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

We all know the MDs and 717s are loud as crap when sitting in between the two engines, but is it just me, or isn't it super quiet towards the front? I've always thought of them as a quiet ride as long as you're near the front. Maybe I'm just imagining it, but I always thought of a 737 as louder tha...

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by SPREE34
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?
Replies: 46
Views: 9080

Re: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?

Alaska Airlines ....... the A350 would be a prime candidate for that. It could make it easy to get into long haul flying since the partial commonality with the A320 series. Alaska has no market yet for an A350 class airplane. To build up a market and routes that could support an A350 would require ...

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by SPREE34
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?
Replies: 16
Views: 3199

Re: Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?

Same place they are today, with a different fleet makeup.

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by SPREE34
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 9396

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

[quote="djm18" ] Again, the data would only be looked at if needed to aid in the investigation and would not be released to the public. [/quote] Once upon a time they (pilots) were told the same about CVRs, now they're all over YouTube and other sources. So much for the assurances of "...

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by SPREE34
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 186202

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Another A321 to MLB for Wifi upgrade. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9610/history/20190321/1400Z/KCLT/KMLB I don't understand why they wouldn't put a hold on Wifi upgrades and send these planes to MIA to cover all the cancellations happening due to the MAX grounding and 14 Oasis planes out ...

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by SPREE34
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS
Replies: 22
Views: 3395

Re: From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS

Personally I think Boeing has made a few key mistakes- 1 - shutting down the 757 prematurely 2 - not getting a jump on a fresh design replacement for the 737. Had Boeing started this maybe 6 years ago, we’d have a 797 now instead of a 737 pushed to the max (haha) of its design abilities. Airlines c...

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by SPREE34
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5779

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

DL717 wrote:
Bigger question, why didn’t this issue reveal itself during cert flights? If it did, why wasn’t it addressed.


Indeed. That could be an expensive question as well. I'd guess all flight test data will be reviewd shortly, and not by the company alone.

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by SPREE34
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5779

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

zhiao wrote:
This is nothing. Boeing can continue by destroying Airbus in widebody sales. Even LH just ordered 787s today! Lol.

The software fix will be in.


And 20 more A350s, but hey, whatever makes you feel good.

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by SPREE34
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5779

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

What if it's not the airplane?

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by SPREE34
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania
Replies: 39
Views: 13312

Re: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania

..........The airspeed is the speed of the aircraft relative to the air around it, which equals the speed the air travels over your wing. ......... Negative on airspeed equaling the speed of air over the wing. The air accelerates as it passes over the wing. That's how lift is created. Airspeed is t...

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by SPREE34
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories
Replies: 42
Views: 5052

Re: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories

There used to be a railroad running up the east side. EAL B727 performance manual had a weight limitation, if a train was passing. We’d get weights with or without “train on track”; not a small difference. If train on track, wait for train to pass. ...... I have a photo of where one hit the East en...

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by SPREE34
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?
Replies: 37
Views: 3903

Re: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?

The danger to those on the ground makes this idea untenable, and more. You might want to do a little reading on SAMs

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by SPREE34
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 2850

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

I'd guess the NASA DC-8-72.

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by SPREE34
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 144
Views: 16030

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

The A220-100 has 838 cu. ft. with 140 pass @ 32" 6.98 cu. ft./pass seat. The A220-300 has 1116 cu. ft. with 140 pass @ 32" 7.97 cu. ft./pass seat. The 737-700 has 966 cu. ft cargo with 140 pass @ 32" 6.9 cu. ft./pass seat. the 737-7 Max has 1146 cu. ft with 152 pass @ 32" 7.53 c...

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by SPREE34
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 233
Views: 34290

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

Ziyulu wrote:
What is the cabin width of a 737 vs. 757? Is it wider? Would seats be more comfortable in a 757?


Same cross section.

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by SPREE34
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 144
Views: 16030

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

Bricktop wrote:
Will they have an issue when the MAX7 arrives, similar to the problem with MAX8. They had to get rid of the 733s before the MAX entered into service. Or are the MAX7 and 8 similar enough that the FAA isn't concerned?


MAX7 and MAX8 are the same airplane for rating purposes.

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by SPREE34
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish A21N Suffers Accessory Gearbox Failure (PW)
Replies: 8
Views: 3190

Re: Turkish A21N Suffers Gearbox Failure(PW)

Inaccurate thread title. Words mean things.

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by SPREE34
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 20982

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

It's called an A330. it just doesn't come with GE90s.

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by SPREE34
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 17559

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

Dalmd88 wrote:
..... and I would bet 717 retirements will quickly follow.


I believe I read where the 717s will be around through at least 2025. CS/A2-300 won't come fast enough to replace them.

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by SPREE34
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13771

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

AA is what it's going to be for a long time to come. The culture has to change, and the opportunity to do that during the merger process was squandered. The needed culture change will take time as the old flushes out and new that can promote the change filter in. DP didn't cause this. He is but one ...

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by SPREE34
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 19809

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

I wonder how the First Class seat measurements compare with the MD88/90 and A3XX and B7XX seats? I notice the extra room right away going from an MD to the B or A.

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