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by Alias1024
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 61
Views: 6980

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

Most of the DL drops in CVG are OO operated routes, not a coincidence, IMO. Reflective of the staffing situation over there. It that is true, why doesn't DL staff them from another regional? Endeavor? Seems there's two possibilities: 1) Other regionals can't staff it or don't have a plane (CRJ-200s...

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by Alias1024
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 61
Views: 6980

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

Most of the DL drops in CVG are OO operated routes, not a coincidence, IMO. Reflective of the staffing situation over there. It that is true, why doesn't DL staff them from another regional? Endeavor? Seems there's two possibilities: 1) Other regionals can't staff it or don't have a plane (CRJ-200s...

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by Alias1024
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93211

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

In relation to his argument, your methodology is flawed. If we’re measuring hub capacity against metro population, then every hub should be included, regardless of size. DEN and CLT are significantly larger hubs than DTW; SLC has nearly 2/3 the capacity of DTW, despite being only 1/4 the size. Ulti...

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by Alias1024
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93211

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

In relation to his argument, your methodology is flawed. If we’re measuring hub capacity against metro population, then every hub should be included, regardless of size. DEN and CLT are significantly larger hubs than DTW; SLC has nearly 2/3 the capacity of DTW, despite being only 1/4 the size. Ulti...

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by Alias1024
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Clear Prop!
Replies: 32
Views: 2367

Re: Clear Prop!

The openable windows on the DC-8 & MD11, and presumably the DC-10, are called clearview windows . Same name on the DC-9/MD-80/MD-90/717. I'm guessing the DC-8 windows leak water and deicing fluid too, since it's basically the same windscreen design as the DC-9. Was McD smart enough to fix this ...

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by Alias1024
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama vs Trump
Replies: 37
Views: 1315

Re: Obama vs Trump

In many ways being president is like being a CEO of a major corporation. Your job is to determine and implement high level strategy, put the right people in the right leadership positions, and give them guidance and support as necessary. In terms of high level strategy I think it's a mixed bag for b...

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by Alias1024
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 79
Views: 3595

Re: Mariner has passed away

Very sad to hear this. Mariner was one of the greats in these forums. Always fair and reasonable. I especially enjoyed discussing pre-bankruptcy Frontier on this board with him, as he had great insights and sources.

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by Alias1024
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KABQ Lockdown
Replies: 1
Views: 777

Re: KABQ Lockdown

Terminal now open again. This article has more information. https://www.abqjournal.com/1213522/sunport-to-reopen-following-incident.html My wife had a friend on a flight that landed right when the lockdown was initiated. She was told passengers were deplaned to the apron and walked in small groups t...

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by Alias1024
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 68
Views: 6579

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

I would be careful when quoting earrings of any pilot group as there are so many variables, one of which is seniority in category, be it 737 or 777. I know that a number of very senior DL 777 Capatins have exceeded 80,000 per month by "green slipping" their full month of flying. Not typic...

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by Alias1024
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 68
Views: 6579

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Fedex is the top pilot job on earth. Preemo, Top dog, head honcho. That really depends on what you are looking for in a career. FedEx is an undeniably great job, but so are UPS, Delta, United, American, and Southwest. All have their plusses and minuses. I'm not sure you can really say one is the to...

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by Alias1024
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Traffic Control, Fuel Levels, and Diversions
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Air Traffic Control, Fuel Levels, and Diversions

When ATC issues a traffic control, do they decide which flights get to land/take off or does the airline decide based on a quote from ATC? Takeoff TO an airport that has an active ATC flow program is usually decided by the airline. ATC gives them a number of arrivals per hour to the airport and the...

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by Alias1024
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14576

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

*UA ABQ-LAX JAN 1.0>0.2[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0.8[1.0] Didn't UA just add a second frequency about a month ago? UA has made similar winter reductions and suspensions in previous years, but I thought that adding the second frequency in summer might signal the market was strong enough for UA to...

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by Alias1024
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Masterpiece Cakeshop - Part 2
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: Masterpiece Cakeshop - Part 2

What if I approached the shop and said I'd like a birthday cake for a child's party with pink cake and blue frosting because that's the child's favorite colors? How can the shop say they will make a pink and blue cake for one customer but not another, and that not be impermissible discrimination? 2)...

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by Alias1024
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris announces ABQ-GDL
Replies: 19
Views: 2241

Re: New Airline at ABQ?

I think Volaris as well. Last week it was noticed that their website offers GDL to ABQ nonstop twice weekly starting in November.

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by Alias1024
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24609

Re: United updating brand with new colors

It’s a nice palette. Sort of a cross between Hawaiian and Alaska. It will be interesting to see what they do with them.

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by Alias1024
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with funny names
Replies: 24
Views: 1871

Re: Airports with funny names

Albuquerque international "Sunport" Portland "Jetport" Eugene "Sweet Field" Couldnt find much on why these places chose to go with a distinct name. Best I could find was that Albuquerque thought it would increase tourism(?). Also, if anyone has any other examples of no...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48087

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

For what it's worth, some journalists have used language like "fell" and "went down". Which would suggest that it got airborne. I don't know whether to believe that or chalk it up to incompetent journalism, but accurate reporting would be nice. the reporting was accurate. appare...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27153

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

This is not confirmed, but this is word from a flight attendant that knows what they're talking about Mr Cooley and his travel partner were not booked together. One in premium, one not in premium. They sat together in the hopes the people actually ticketed in those seats wouldn't show up. When the ...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27153

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

I wonder if the oversell in first class was caused by a FAM showing up as boarding began. Not that we’ll ever know, but it’s a possibility.

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by Alias1024
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1236
Views: 48400

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

There's proof that the congresswoman is being honest. The family of the fallen soldier have come out and even said so themselves that Trump is lying. https://www.yahoo.com/news/mother-dead-soldier-confirms-trump-154059378.html I can believe that president Trump would stick his foot in his mouth lik...

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by Alias1024
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1236
Views: 48400

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Now he is saying she lied and that never happened. And people believe him. Sad. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/10/18/totally-fabricated-trump-disputes-congresswomans-depiction-of-his-exchange-with-soldiers-widow/?utm_term=.3774e48ab9b8 The problem is now its he said/she s...

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by Alias1024
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97563

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Thanks for your opinions, thats a lot different than facts, such as Ed Bastian saying just a few days ago, "We bought Cseries for the innovation, not the price. " Is that why they bought MD90s and 717s, too? Although not directed at me I have to ask, why can't both be correct given the di...

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by Alias1024
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air (7F) Facebook Live Event @ 1200 EDT today (October 12)
Replies: 17
Views: 2018

Re: First Air (7F) Facebook Live Event @ 1200 EDT today (October 12)

Meh. It’s not bad, but not memorable either. Air Inuit’s rebrand a few years ago puts it to shame.

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by Alias1024
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Layperson's term for the "apron"
Replies: 17
Views: 1584

Re: Layperson's term for the "apron"

Based on media reports I believe the correct term is “runway”

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by Alias1024
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19741

Re: AA's new branding

However, it is the new eagle that offends. It is truly awful IMHO and professional opinion. There was NOTHING wrong with the old scissor eagle and it should have stayed. THIS! The Flight Symbol is just terrible. That’s not an eagle, no matter how much they try to say it is. It’s really an atrocious...

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by Alias1024
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19741

Re: AA's new branding

AA's current gate/podium design isn't ugly per se, but is very generic. You can replace the AA name and logo with just about any airline and it would work since it just a representation of the sky and uses colors not really found on AA's aircraft. Agreed. The podiums and check in areas look very ge...

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by Alias1024
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 13119

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

If this guy was able to get presumably 450+ hits in ten to fifteen minutes of shooting from what seems like a considerable distance, how likely is it that he had some kind of military training? I very much doubt that this shooter had over 450 hits. I have little doubt that many of the injuries and ...

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by Alias1024
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9549

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

Jaguars owner Shahid Khan joined his players, locking arms with them, as they knelt during the anthem. I don't think he'll be following Trump's advice to fire players that kneel.

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by Alias1024
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets
Replies: 42
Views: 6236

Re: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets

There's no security in that wage, the company could come in tomorrow and slash their pay rates. Sure. If management wants a mass exodus of pilots, the operation to grind to a halt, and a union quickly certified they could try that. If they want to keep running a successful and profitable airline th...

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by Alias1024
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets
Replies: 42
Views: 6236

Re: SkyWest at-risk EAS Markets

Well that's surprising, must have changed within the last 3-5 months. Just another peg on OO's attempt to kill this industry. Just out of curiosity, why do you have such a negative opinion of SkyWest? I have worked in the airline industry for a number of years and I've always found SkyWest to be on...

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by Alias1024
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 14376

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

In U.S. Chapter 11, the primary goal is keeping the company operating and restructuring (terminating leases, terminating purchase contracts, wiping out debt, wiping out shareholders) with the goal of preserving some jobs. Chapter 11 isn't about preserving jobs. It's about offering a potentially mor...

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by Alias1024
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 14376

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Varsity1 wrote:

There are 28,000 pilots flying for regionals right now, more than all the legacies combined.


AA has around 14,500 on their list, DL has 14,200 and UA has 12,700. WN, while not a legacy, has 8,600.

So way more than 28,000 at the big 4

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by Alias1024
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 14376

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

What kind of ^&@#$&* strike an airline on the verge of liquidation? Quit and get another job. Don't be crybabies. Wouldn't that leave Air Berlin in the same place? If the striking crew simply turned in their resignation and took new jobs the airline would still be short those pilots and can...

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by Alias1024
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 125
Views: 7222

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

Unserved:
ABQ-SJC
ABQ-BOS
ABQ-DCA/IAD (prefer DCA)
ABQ-PHL
ABQ-MEX
ABQ-DTW
ABQ-MIA
ABQ-YVR
ABQ-YYZ
ABQ-HNL

Frequency changes:
ABQ-MCO to year round
ABQ-MSP to year round
ABQ-AUS to daily

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by Alias1024
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 14376

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

What kind of ^&@#$&* strike an airline on the verge of liquidation? Quit and get another job. Don't be crybabies. Wouldn't that leave Air Berlin in the same place? If the striking crew simply turned in their resignation and took new jobs the airline would still be short those pilots and can...

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by Alias1024
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 14376

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

What kind of ^&@#$&* strike an airline on the verge of liquidation? Quit and get another job. Don't be crybabies. Wouldn't that leave Air Berlin in the same place? If the striking crew simply turned in their resignation and took new jobs the airline would still be short those pilots and can...

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by Alias1024
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 16197

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 month from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

The MD88 for DL at NYC is a junior aircraft for pilots. This is due to a number of reasons including how easy it is to commute to the base, how expensive the area is and the aircraft itself. The MD88 is nicknamed the MadDog at DL for a reason. It is challenging to fly and doesn't have all of the sl...

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by Alias1024
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 16197

Re: DL: Promotion to CPT in 6 Mos. From DOH If You'll Fly MD88

On the last bid in May it was technically 4 months to be awarded captain with a few January hires getting it, but it is my understanding they won't go to class until next spring. So about 15 months to actually be a captain. I did find it a little odd that DL takes the position that everyone they hir...

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by Alias1024
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Lack of) Internship Rant
Replies: 26
Views: 989

Re: (Lack of) Internship Rant

What concerns me about them isn't that there will be favoritism within the process by HR or hiring managers, but rather than they'll be weeded out by our stupid computer system. While I understand the need to weed out a large number of candidates using algorithms and hard requirements in the applic...

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by Alias1024
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Lack of) Internship Rant
Replies: 26
Views: 989

Re: (Lack of) Internship Rant

Along with the career office at your university, have you tried to get active with professional organizations within your desired field? Most will gladly allow students studying applicable majors to attend meetings and conventions. They are a great way to network and get to know people that may be i...

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by Alias1024
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 16754

Re: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft

I do wonder if this disparity is the result of something unique about the Delta network - that makes 150 jets of that size viable - that doesn't apply at, say, AA or United. In contrast to Delta, AA seems to have concluded - at least for now - that the gap between an EMB175 and an A319 is acceptabl...

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by Alias1024
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series
Replies: 89
Views: 18489

Re: Delta C Series

As far as a "virtual base" in RDU - who the hell knows? Not sure how that works or the logisitics but seems to be possible this day and age. I could definitely see the CSeries benefiting NYC (LGA primarily) on the longer routes such as LGA-DFW/ABQ/SAT/RNO/RSW and such. The CSeries would d...

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by Alias1024
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plane too heavy! DL 4106
Replies: 21
Views: 6348

Re: Plane too heavy! DL 4106

11725Flyer wrote:
You'd think they would know that before they left the gate. Or, am I missing something?

They probably did and chose to burn the fuel instead of removing passengers or bags.

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by Alias1024
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plane too heavy! DL 4106
Replies: 21
Views: 6348

Re: Plane too heavy! DL 4106

Not uncommon for a CRJ-200 to be overweight. The forecast for YUL has temporary conditions of one mile visibility in heavy rain and possibly hail. They would be carrying alternate fuel (YOW? BTV?), and if planned well, as much contingency fuel as possible so that they could hold for a while if they ...

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by Alias1024
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 47216

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Plot twist of the century they order A330neo It's probably just a bit too small for EKs needs, but It's interesting that nobody seems to be mentioning it. EK has a whole lot of destinations within a comfortable the range of the 330neo. Unless there are hot weather performance issues with the A330ne...

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by Alias1024
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GoJet Airlines Announces Pilot Pathway Program with Spirit Airlines
Replies: 11
Views: 2171

Re: GoJet Airlines Announces Pilot Pathway Program with Spirit Airlines

This will quickly lead UA and DL to dumping G7. When G7 starts having issues staffing their contracted CRJ7/9 and it's blamed on crew, it will be the end of them flying for UA and DL. Unless this is just a way to staff the planes short term, and G7 already knows the contracts won't be renewed, this...

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by Alias1024
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What types of airplanes have you flown on?
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: What types of airplanes have you flown on?

Recip: BE-76, C172, PA-28R, PA-44 Turboprop: C208, DHC-6, DHC-7, DHC-8-Q200/Q400, EMB-120 Jets: A318/319/320/321 (even an old 100 series 320), A330-200, A340-300, B717, B727-200, B737-200/300/500/700/800/900, B747-100, B757-200/300, B767-200/300/400, B777-200, B787-8, DC-9-30/50, CRJ-200/700/900, DC...

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by Alias1024
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would you change in an airliner?
Replies: 32
Views: 3283

Re: What would you change in an airliner?

I don't know many DC-9 or 737 drivers that would describe either as having a lot of charm. ;)

Quirky is a word I hear a lot for the DC-9 though. The suitcase handles, big trim knobs, mag compass that you need mirrors to see, split flap/slat handle, etc..,

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