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by F9Animal
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Coming Back to BFI
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: JSX Coming Back to BFI

It appears JSX is coming back to BFI with nonstop service to LAS starting July 23rd. https://www.jsx.com/destinations Yes!!! This is great!!! Looking forward to flying on them. BFI to LAS? This will be a good one for them. I wonder if they plan to fly the BFI to PDX route. I was scheduled for their...

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by F9Animal
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 778
Views: 141200

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

When 9/11 hit, I was offered a job with JetBlue the day it happened. I turned down the offer. Why? Because I was certain JetBlue would never survive from this. Not to mention, I lost 2 airline jobs because of 9/11. Those saying this airline has no chance will likely eat their words in a few years. N...

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by F9Animal
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16211

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Nothing... And I mean nothing sucks more than sitting on a 4 hour flight with nothing to play with. I love IFE, and it really does make a huge difference. It's even better for families too. Why they took them out is as cheap as cheap gets. Boneheaded move to remove them IMO.

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by F9Animal
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 6517

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

I'm curious to know what pilots here in this forum think in regards to this pilot's decision to continue with takeoff after an engine explosion happened prior to V1. If you are not familiar with this case, here is a youtube recreation with CVR audio. https://youtu.be/hnOP34s0myY?t=174 (no, this is ...

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by F9Animal
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14548

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

This alone should be enough to clip his wings at this point. Straight disregard for an order is troubling. It's no different than a cop telling you to keep your hands out of your pocket, and you ignore the officer and keep reaching in your pockets. Stupidity at its highest level right here. The FAA ...

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by F9Animal
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 13990

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

I feel so bad for any airline employee right now. It has to be stressful in this environment for almost all airline employees. Qantas IMO will be around after the dust settles. I have always admired their culture, and their leadership. I really hope this isn't the end of their 380 though. I would th...

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by F9Animal
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13797

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

How is this possible in todays world? Do the doctors have fake licenses as well? https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/plane-crash-around-40-pilots-in-pakistan-have-fake-flying-licences-says-aviation-minister-1.72226964 Even today, there are people getting better and better at cheating the syste...

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by F9Animal
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17696

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

Rumored cities are: BUR, SMF, RNO, PHX, ABQ, MSP, DEN, DFW, CLE, ROC, SYR, SRQ, SAV, ORH, ALB, BTV. Employees in some of the listed stations have confirmed the closure of their station, but I think it would be best to wait for an official statement. My deepest sympathy for anyone getting outsourced...

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by F9Animal
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153683

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiatoday.in/amp/world/story/pia-flight-8303-crash-initial-probe-pilot-atc-fault-1691584-2020-06-22 Initial report out. Presented in Pakistan "parliament " today. Both pilot and ATC blamed. WTF? ATC? Are you kidding me? That is just insanity. I suppose AT...

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by F9Animal
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17696

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

JetBlue Airports VP sent notice tonight that small stations are expected to completely outsourced, above and below the wing. The specific cities were not announced, but rumor is that it will be at least 10. On another front, they’re expected to announce EWR-LAS shortly. Stay tuned... Hello, is ther...

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by F9Animal
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Airlines to White Plains? New Routes.
Replies: 7
Views: 1463

JSX Airlines to White Plains? New Routes.

Been following JSX Airlines and noticed their route map. They just added a new route that has me scratching my head! Las Vegas to Dallas, continues to Pinehurst, and ending in White Plains NY. Does anyone know if this flight is on the Embraer 135 or 145? That is a crazy routing! Any updates on how t...

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by F9Animal
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5251

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

All I know is BBD has built some of the best product. I am saddened the C Series had to go, and it's too bad it wasn't a full blown success for them. Now the plane is crushing it since Airbus took it. I don't know if they will ever get back into the commercial side of things, but if they did, I hope...

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by F9Animal
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs
Replies: 24
Views: 12052

Re: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs

The airline says it's shrinking, and some are questioning if Alaska should go and buy new planes from Airbus? Hilarious!!! I am pretty sure Alaska or any airline wishes to kick some tires, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. Alaska is indeed going to shrink, which is the smart choice during...

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by F9Animal
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotting Baggage Tugs
Replies: 16
Views: 2252

Re: Spotting Baggage Tugs

Oh yeah... The good old tug. UA in the mid 90's bought some pretty nice new Toyota type of tugs for baggage. Those things were great! The old Mash 1960's tugs were okay. As for push back tractors? I have operated just about every type there is. Every single one has some awkward quirky thing about it...

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by F9Animal
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 224
Views: 29997

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

I wonder if G4 has kicked the tires on A321's? That would be an interesting aircraft to add to it's fleet down the road.

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by F9Animal
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9700

Re: Why did Pan Am dissapeared?

Why was Pan AM so desperate to have a domestic network within the US, was not their international network not enough for them? I remember they were ( just in my opinion ) along with British Airways the largest international carriers in the world at the time just about any airport in the world you w...

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by F9Animal
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19194

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

I have serious doubts about DP being replaced. AA has indeed lost its identity, but the airline is far from being a 'dumpster fire." The potential AA has is insane, and I do think AA needs to eventually consider a serious revamp for it's entire image. They certainly could use some help in marke...

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by F9Animal
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 17844

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

Embraer absolutely could and should consider it! Even in the current situation. Perhaps an Embraer 120 NG on steroids? 30 to 50 seats would be ideal.

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by F9Animal
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153683

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Is it me or is there very little update on this? Not even an update from Pakistan or anyone associated with the crash giving updates?

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by F9Animal
Fri May 29, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153683

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I also believe a camera should be recording you while driving your car. For the same reasons... Pretty commonplace around the world in taxis and buses now, right? Yes. I operate a bus and have cameras all over it. I think this would be a huge help. Yes, the black boxes give alot of information, but...

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by F9Animal
Fri May 29, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 54173

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

AA looking to cut 30% of management and administrative support workers to become "leaner" https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZEeDPGUcAAN0XC?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZEeDPGUcAAN0XC?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZEeDPOUYAgQr0m?format=png&...

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by F9Animal
Fri May 29, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13253

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

American started its CH11 restructuring in Nov 2011, and would have emerged with or without a merger. The AA/US merger wasn't announced until Feb 2013. The plan at the time from an AA standpoint was that AA would emerge as an independent entity then consider a merger with USAir (rumors of B6) with ...

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by F9Animal
Fri May 29, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153683

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Someone asked about cameras in the cockpit? I am a firm believer that cameras would be an excellent tool for many purposes. Especially accidents or close calls. I also believe it would really help in finding causes into fatal accidents. So the CVR was found! Speaking of cameras, is there not any CCT...

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by F9Animal
Wed May 27, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10121

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

Did they determine when and where the parts came off? Have the parts been found? Since it's being classified as an accident, it will be interesting to see what the investigation report will be. Just thankful nothing bad happened! Proof these 737's are built like tanks. What's even more crazy is that...

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by F9Animal
Wed May 27, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 212
Views: 44517

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy

Is corruption perhaps a problem with the airline? People skimming money or was it dysfunctional management? Seems like a competent leadership team could have this airline swimming in profits, pre Covid-19 of course. What was the tipping point?

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by F9Animal
Wed May 27, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28105

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

All I know is.... If I plan on going anywhere by plane, I am not expecting anything food or beverage related. Nor do I have a problem with it. If I have to travel long distances, I will plan accordingly.

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by F9Animal
Wed May 27, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 51661

Re: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy

Wow!! Their concept was pretty crazy, but something that I think had a good chance. Is this partly due to them over expanding, or biting off more than it could chew?

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by F9Animal
Tue May 26, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Amazon Airlines ever use the 757?
Replies: 19
Views: 2096

Re: Will Amazon Airlines ever use the 757?

I think your title got my brain in motion. Does anyone think Amazon might consider trying passenger operations eventually? That would be something to see if it ever happens. Someone high up in Amazon has to have thrown the idea around.

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by F9Animal
Tue May 26, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153683

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

According to AVHerald, apparently the CVR is still missing. Only the CVR housing was recovered. Kinda an important detail to find out 4 days after the crash. https://avherald.com/h?article=4d7a6e9a&opt=0 This is alarming! 3 days ago they said they sent the black box to be analyzed! My suspicion...

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by F9Animal
Tue May 26, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153683

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Maybe the plan was to go around the entire time. But, because of the high speed/energy, when they tried, the aircraft didn't pull up. Kind of like those air show crashes where the pilot does a loop but can't pull out of it and basically slides right into the ground. Sorry if I missed it, but do we ...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 25, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153683

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Who is examining the black boxes? https://www.thenews.com.pk/ Main headline. Airbus sending a team to Karachi today. This is kind of concerning. Why did they wait so long to come down? In the past, Airbus and Boeing are literally dispatched before the smoke clears. Again, I worry the government of ...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 25, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153683

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

What are the chances that Pakistan tries to sweep this under the carpet? Isn't the airline government owned? For some reason, I suspect we may never get the full story. As others mentioned, the if the plane is at 260 or above, the gear won't come down. I wonder if the alarm could he silenced with pu...

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by F9Animal
Sun May 24, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: One last ride on the Canadian fat boy - Air Transat A310 YQB-FLL
Replies: 5
Views: 6415

Re: One last ride on the Canadian fat boy - Air Transat A310 YQB-FLL

Poutine!!! I fell in love with poutine when I traveled through NE Canada a few years ago. That poutine they served you looks boring!! Now, if I could just find a good recipe and try to make this at home!! Yum!!

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by F9Animal
Sun May 24, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102454

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

Well, let's face it. Things are royally screwed up in the airline industry. Let's say tomorrow they got this plane approved, it isn't going to fly off the shelves in this environment. They have to deliver, but I'm sure it's gonna be a bit now.

The airplane has good potential for sure.

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by F9Animal
Sat May 23, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153683

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/53/53971.html
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Is it possible the nose Gear failed? Looking at a few photos of nose Gear failure in the A320, shows that the engines would have made contact with the runway.

http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/53/53971.html

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by F9Animal
Sat May 23, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153683

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I have yet to see any news reports that the plane was damaged from a prior attempt at landing. Has Pakistan released anything in regards to this? Also, wouldn't the airport have some CCTV that might show the suspected damage made from the previous go around? And with THE RAT, that means they likely ...

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by F9Animal
Sat May 23, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38712

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

I can remember the war cries from US Airways CEO back in the day. They threw everything they had to beat WN and knock them out of the NE. I remember UA swinging with all they had in the West Coast (Shuttle.) So many of the big boys fought and fought WN back in the day. I think WN should just keep do...

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by F9Animal
Fri May 22, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10121

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

Definitely a few dents on the leading edge of the horizontal stab from what I can tell...surprised they didn't feel it, at least Yep, saw those dents! I wonder if they came off shortly after takeoff or during takeoff? I would expect the damage to be much more extensive had they come off at 500 MPH....

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by F9Animal
Wed May 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 70
Views: 15481

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

If Miami Air went under, I am sure Swift Air and World Atlantic are probably next on the chopping block unfortunately. I would of guessed Miami Air would've been the last to go considering they are larger than both SWQ and WAL. Atlas Air is large and has their cargo business so I am sure they are d...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 18, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110958

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

The FAA sent me SoCal Arrival ATC communications that I requested through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. I have time aligned this new audio to my reconstruction efforts. http://i3.ytimg.com/vi/M_Dpm144KXo/hqdefault.jpg https://youtu.be/M_Dpm144KXo Wow, that was good work. Just to thin...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 18, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders
Replies: 35
Views: 7509

Re: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders

Some are saying to take it with a grain of salt. But. This is a trade war, and China has every reason to cancel the order if it chose to. Politics aside, the industry is in serious trouble.

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by F9Animal
Mon May 18, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Future
Replies: 18
Views: 2926

Re: Student Pilot Future

Hello Everyone, I hope you all are safe and healthy. I am currently in a part 141 flight training school in NY working on my private pilot license. I have been seriously worried about the future of airlines and major airlines in the USA and the regionals. What is your advice on continuing flying? T...

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by F9Animal
Sun May 17, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8589

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

I stumbled across this on a group I am a member of on Facebook, thought I would share: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=rtPb7TAsPC8&fbclid=IwAR1PrxW15K_ikBC1-JM89rVjii_wFOsHv_QwZV_GK1qgBsgPHRji1XuGjwY Three things that strike me are: 1) The generous legroom, even in Economy 2) The garish inter...

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by F9Animal
Sat May 16, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14211

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Man, I am getting old!! I got to fly in the very first UA 777! It was such a sweet ride too. It's amazing how well the 777 has been in the industry.

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by F9Animal
Sat May 16, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 224
Views: 29997

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Good news that Maury is dissolving himself of maintenance on the next batch of Airbus heavy checks. His track record with maintenance and safety is sullied, to say the least. They now have the call up: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/n2vei9n6 Fifth paragraph below the tables: http://ir.allegian...

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by F9Animal
Tue May 12, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41434

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Mmmm a major US carrier....... he should be more worried about a major aircraft manufacturer going out of business... what a flake... next.... Before David Calhoun makes statements that a "major" US airline will go out of business he better mind his own company as Boeing is in dire states...

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by F9Animal
Fri May 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q1 2020 earnings report
Replies: 29
Views: 4243

Re: JetBlue Q1 2020 earnings report

B6 survived 9/11, and I honestly thought they had zero chance since they were still just born at that point. Now their main hub is pretty much ground zero for the virus. I do think B6 will pull through this. Hoping for brighter days soon for the entire industry.

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by F9Animal
Fri May 08, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 70
Views: 15481

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

Can somebody provide a source for this ? The Miami Air website makes no mention, and there are no reliable news agencies mentioning this. Plenty of people on wikipedia will get a bit over excited and write things that have not actually happened or are based on rumour There’s this but no official so...

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by F9Animal
Thu May 07, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 145
Views: 19282

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

FlyingElvii wrote:
Just speculating, but do the Silver ATR’s have the legs to get into Dutch?


I don't think the ATR would be healthy anywhere in Alaska.

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