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by F9Animal
Wed May 25, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to start paying F/As during boarding
Replies: 135
Views: 19667

Re: DL to start paying F/As during boarding

Legit questions: from what position were you frowning? Aviation enthusiast, pilot, frequent flyer, etc? Why would you frown on someone wanting more compensation? Because it might mean increased costs associated with your travel? Not judging...just curious. Thanks Moe It's tough to explain Moe, espe...

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by F9Animal
Fri May 20, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBahn acquires its first aircraft
Replies: 52
Views: 10325

Re: AirBahn acquires its first aircraft

The name is just meh to me. If I was on the phone and told someone to book a flight on this airline, they would have a heck of a time trying to find it online. Most would assume it's Air Bon if that makes sense. Not trashing the airline, but the name just doesn't fit for a US Airline IMO. Maybe they...

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by F9Animal
Wed May 18, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430890

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

There's a difference between a depressed person who ends his life and a mass murderer. Not really. People taking their own life in this way and those suffering from illnesses like depression are thinking and acting irrationally. If this is true it's yet another piece of evidence we, as humans in ge...

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by F9Animal
Wed May 18, 2022 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit
Replies: 413
Views: 54333

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

I'm still just so confused. Spirit was kind of the ULCC darling if that is what you want to call it. Are they in financial trouble? Why the sudden interest in buying them?

Can Spirit still be successful on it's own?

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by F9Animal
Wed May 18, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and DALPA's Agreement in Principle re Global Scope
Replies: 38
Views: 6367

Re: Delta and DALPA's Agreement in Principle re Global Scope

Ultimately not yet clear it basically turns all of delta's flying outside the US into a global account which has to be balanced vs partner flights to the US, probably not a lot except for possibly a few more interesting 763 routes, and a set definition so less fighting about this probably When you ...

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by F9Animal
Tue May 17, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and DALPA's Agreement in Principle re Global Scope
Replies: 38
Views: 6367

Re: Delta and DALPA's Agreement in Principle re Global Scope

Was this what the Delta pilots were picketing about? I am so out of the loop on this. What does this ultimately mean in terms of flying? Will this mean more widebody aircraft orders perhaps? Can someone explain this in dummy terms? LOL!! Ultimately not yet clear it basically turns all of delta's fl...

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by F9Animal
Tue May 17, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and DALPA's Agreement in Principle re Global Scope
Replies: 38
Views: 6367

Re: Delta and DALPA's Agreement in Principle re Global Scope

Was this what the Delta pilots were picketing about? I am so out of the loop on this. What does this ultimately mean in terms of flying? Will this mean more widebody aircraft orders perhaps?

Can someone explain this in dummy terms? LOL!!

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by F9Animal
Sat May 14, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Flt Cancelations
Replies: 41
Views: 7460

Re: Alaska Flt Cancelations

Gold 100k here too. And I must say, it's definitely changed alot and not for the better. The ticket and gate agents have definitely changed.

The video was nice, but it's hard to guess he is trying to blame the pilots. He is however blaming the shortage.

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by F9Animal
Thu May 12, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 773
Views: 155802

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Hearing through an internal event in LAX that DL will launch LAX-PPT this winter as well as an MCO-EU destination, likely AMS. Equipment also unknown, but I'd assume 763 PPT? Yes please! I am assuming there is more than enough people to fill that route? I wonder how Air Tahiti feels about this if i...

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by F9Animal
Thu May 12, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tibet Airlines A319 on fire at Chongqing
Replies: 45
Views: 10028

Re: Tibet Airlines A319 on fire at Chongqing

Anyone else thinking of the DHL 757 a few weeks ago? I suspect they went off the runway and hit an embankment, shearing off the gears and engines. Regardless, thankful everyone is okay!

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by F9Animal
Thu May 12, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window
Replies: 35
Views: 8478

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Just saw this on Twitter. Not sure when it occurred although the video was posted yesterday. https://twitter.com/aviationbrk/status/1524487149634129925?s=21 Certainly a rather odd situation… cockpit door failure perhaps? Must have been a strange sight for the passengers! Cockpit door failure is the...

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by F9Animal
Wed May 11, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger lands Cessna Caravan after pilot has medical emergency
Replies: 30
Views: 6624

Re: Passenger lands Cessna Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

This is amazing, and gave me chills. Has anyone heard any updates on the condition of the pilot? It says he was incoherent, which might mean he was still conscious? Maybe a stroke? I have been trying to Google info, but unable to find anything.

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by F9Animal
Wed May 11, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 773
Views: 155802

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Here is some data I found regarding DL's hub operations at ATL, DTW, MSP, SLC, LGA, JFK, BOS, SEA, and LAX. Data is broken up by each individual hub. All flights are based on a random Thursday in July (21st). *NOTICE: These numbers were pulled from about three weeks ago and they are subject to chan...

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by F9Animal
Tue May 10, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 773
Views: 155802

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Here is some data I found regarding DL's hub operations at ATL, DTW, MSP, SLC, LGA, JFK, BOS, SEA, and LAX. Data is broken up by each individual hub. All flights are based on a random Thursday in July (21st). *NOTICE: These numbers were pulled from about three weeks ago and they are subject to chan...

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by F9Animal
Tue May 10, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers on IST to TLV flight sent photos of previous crashes
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

Re: Passengers on IST to TLV flight sent photos of previous crashes

Not the smartest considering you have to be pretty close to airdrop to other iphone users. This means it was another passenger. Did they actually think they could get away with it? Definitely made the Police's job easier by limiting the suspect pool lol Willing to bet it was a "joke" and ...

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by F9Animal
Thu May 05, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP
Replies: 54
Views: 14509

Re: DL A220 rough landing, near-tailstrike at MSP

Looks like a good recovery to me! Talk about a sudden workload for those 2 in those final seconds. Possible windshear?

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by F9Animal
Thu May 05, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence
Replies: 56
Views: 13965

Re: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence

From The Aviation Herald: “An Envoy Embraer ERJ-175, registration N233NN performing flight MQ-3729/AA-3729 from Charleston,SC to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA), was enroute at FL360 almost overhead Birmingham,AL (USA) when the aircraft encountered moderate to severe turbulence, the crew subsequently iss...

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by F9Animal
Wed May 04, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 965
Views: 158136

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Has any of the construction at PDX affected the eats in PDX? I haven't been there in a few years. Yes, but they’re slowly getting better. Supposedly a new coffee place is coming to B this spring, but didn’t look close to being done when I passed through two weeks ago. All the Clocktower restaurants...

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by F9Animal
Tue May 03, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees
Replies: 46
Views: 8463

Re: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees

So sad! We can all agree it wasn't intentional. Speaking of bees! Several years ago I was at Boeing Field in Seattle, standing underneath a DHL Boeing 767. I was talking to a coworker when all of a sudden the sun disappeared. I looked up, and to my horror, there was a massive swarm of bees coming to...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 02, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 135
Views: 13968

Re: Spirit Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Courtesy: Aviation Pros Spirit Airlines Board of Directors Reiterates Support for Merger with Frontier Airlines "Spirit Airlines, Inc. today announced that its board of directors, in consultation with outside financial and legal advisors, has unanimously determined that the unsolicited proposa...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 02, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152875

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

If B6 and jetBlue merge, they better not sell Spirit's product as jetBlue while they are in the process of retrofitting. I think in the interns period, the Spirit plane tickets should be sold as Spirit, until they are retrofitted and united into the jetBlue interiors. But if the F9 deal goes though...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 02, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: landing gear from roll to retraction, from inside bay
Replies: 17
Views: 4343

Re: VIDEO: landing gear from roll to retraction, from inside bay

Seen plenty of landing gear cams before, but never one from this perspective. Figured some of you may enjoy it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y3lpgbTu6k That is awesome! Gets me to thinking. I wonder if airlines would consider doing cameras like this that pilots can access when troubleshooting a...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 02, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152875

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

If B6 and jetBlue merge, they better not sell Spirit's product as jetBlue while they are in the process of retrofitting. I think in the interns period, the Spirit plane tickets should be sold as Spirit, until they are retrofitted and united into the jetBlue interiors. But if the F9 deal goes though...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 02, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 965
Views: 158136

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Could someone explain to me why people think SEA is such a bad place to connect? And I don't ask the question in a snarky way. I travel through SEA frequently and have had no problems navigating throughout the airport. I would connect through SEA over SFO and LAX. For me it’s always been the poor f...

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by F9Animal
Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 965
Views: 158136

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

I will put my faith in those making the decisions to cut service in certain markets. They obviously know more than we do on here, and there has to be a reason. I do not see this as anything more than a need to reduce for now, till they can offer better performance. If Alaska had just continued down ...

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by F9Animal
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do Russians think of Putin now?
Replies: 18
Views: 2453

Re: What do Russians think of Putin now?

I’m guessing perhaps they’re a bit embarrassed at this point and not necessarily joining the discussion? I would imagine most are afraid to say anything. God knows Putin and his war criminals tend to go after anyone that talks negative about their military or country. Do Russians still have access ...

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by F9Animal
Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do Russians think of Putin now?
Replies: 18
Views: 2453

Re: What do Russians think of Putin now?

SL1200MK2 wrote:
I’m guessing perhaps they’re a bit embarrassed at this point and not necessarily joining the discussion?


I would imagine most are afraid to say anything. God knows Putin and his war criminals tend to go after anyone that talks negative about their military or country.

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam suspends membership SU
Replies: 29
Views: 4447

Re: Skyteam suspends membership SU

Well... This would come sooner or later. I wonder what would it take regain their trust? https://www.skyteam.com/en/about/press-releases/press-releases-20221/skyteam-and-aeroflot The airline itself isn't the one we should mistrust. It's a very unfortunate circumstance, and I can guarantee almost ev...

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings 1Q22 Earnings
Replies: 146
Views: 16579

Re: Boeings 1Q22 Earnings

And I was the idiot who bought $5000 worth of shares in the $240 range... I continue to regret that every time I look at that particular investment account. It was a long term buy, so I'll continue to hold, but dang, more bad news. I bought about 2,000 worth and am taking hits on it too. I agree on...

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to start paying F/As during boarding
Replies: 135
Views: 19667

Re: DL to start paying F/As during boarding

Nope. Unfortunately. I used to be one of those who thought being a flight attendant was easy, and I would frown when they wanted pay raises. Legit questions: from what position were you frowning? Aviation enthusiast, pilot, frequent flyer, etc? Why would you frown on someone wanting more compensati...

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 55
Views: 15451

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

The fact is, that plane literally could have crashed into someone. I know it crashed in a very remote area, but seriously a stupidly dangerous stunt. Not to mention, that stunt could have caused a major fire. That area is ripe for a massive wildfire. I do think the FAA needs to get very serious on t...

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 965
Views: 158136

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

I notice alot of people are upset at the cuts. I get it. At the same time, we have seen the airline struggle to keep it's current schedule operating. Yes, these cuts are tough! But, the leadership at Alaska knows something dramatic must be done to slow the day of flight cancellations. Alaska isn't r...

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 763
Views: 154167

Re: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I thought Breeze going to serve secondary airports with less competition. There are going into larger airports and going against many other establishes carriers. I don't see them weathering the high fuel cost environment,.choosing large airports, and a huge aircraft order in a very precarious econo...

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to start paying F/As during boarding
Replies: 135
Views: 19667

Re: DL to start paying F/As during boarding

I applaud Delta for doing this. Regardless if this is a move in hopes of a union from happening. It shows that this airline will step up for it's workers and do the right thing. I do hope this move will force all airlines to do the right thing. If anything, Delta deserves a round of applause for it...

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)
Replies: 127
Views: 18304

Re: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)

What happened to Ohana? I know they had the ATR's, but if I remember correctly, they shut it down last year. Any particular reason? I doubt Hawaiian will try that again IMO. The pandemic tanked interisland demand, causing Hawaiian to cut back interisland service below the levels which the scope cau...

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by F9Animal
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)
Replies: 127
Views: 18304

Re: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)

Hawaiian could test the waters by adding a few "turboprops" ( my correction ) now to see if people on the island and tourists vote with their feet. Add in the benefit of HA's Frequent Flier program, corporate accounts, etc... Exactly Add-in a couple of turboprops during lower demand hours...

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by F9Animal
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to start paying F/As during boarding
Replies: 135
Views: 19667

Re: DL to start paying F/As during boarding

So I’m curious. If during the boarding process something happens that requires an evacuation and the flight is cancelled, there is no pay for that? Seems bizarre Nope. Unfortunately. I used to be one of those who thought being a flight attendant was easy, and I would frown when they wanted pay rais...

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by F9Animal
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8541

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

Over 15 posts so far and no idea what this is about. Quick version! Red Bull sponsored a plane swap stunt. 2 aircraft were flown to a certain altitude close to eachother. Both planes were put into a nose down attitude, and the pilots jumped out of each aircraft. Their goal was to switch aircraft by...

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by F9Animal
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8541

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

Over 15 posts so far and no idea what this is about. Quick version! Red Bull sponsored a plane swap stunt. 2 aircraft were flown to a certain altitude close to eachother. Both planes were put into a nose down attitude, and the pilots jumped out of each aircraft. Their goal was to switch aircraft by...

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by F9Animal
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8541

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

Bloody dangerous if you ask me - spinning prop blades included. Only 50% successful, but still quite impressive nonetheless! https://www.news.com.au/sport/more-sports/plane-nosedives-to-the-ground-as-midair-pilot-swap-stunt-goes-wrong/news-story/f74608dc66d56ac57056b4f1fcc5b704 I am all for a good ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 965
Views: 158136

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

GSPSPOT wrote:
Is a one roundtrip per day market like MKE safe in all this?


Absolutely safe. It's just temporary till Alaska can get itself back up and fully operational. Alot of airlines bit off more than they could chew when bringing back flights when things opened back up. I'm sure MKE will be just fine.

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by F9Animal
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas Stars hockey charter aborts takeoff
Replies: 25
Views: 5651

Re: Dallas Stars hockey charter aborts takeoff

KCaviator wrote:
Blows my mind that these billion-dollar sports teams use shady charter companies.


Definitely not shady. They have a pretty good safety record.

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 17420

Re: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight

Mike is a pretty tolerable dude as he has gotten older. I met him once, and I definitely showed absolute respect. I can't blame him one bit for losing it on that idiot.

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened to Celebrities and Rich people's Aircraft when they passed?
Replies: 25
Views: 5433

What Happened to Celebrities and Rich people's Aircraft when they passed?

I know, weird subject! But I was just reading another post about a 747-8 that only has 40 plus hours on it, going to the possible scrap yard in Marana. Someone mentioned nobody would take the plane due to "superstitions" on not wanting to own a deceased person's plane. Which got me thinkin...

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 896
Views: 175746

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Will the 764 fleet become more focused on domestic routes as the A339s and A350s take over international routes? My understanding is that the 764 was originally ordered to do a lot of domestic flying anyway, to replace the L1011. No, the goal will be to keep the 764 on international routes for as l...

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 3737 diversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2169

Re: DL 3737 diversion

It's weather as mentioned but OP just so you're aware, Calgary is a major city of over one million, we do have a hospital or two here. :) . I thought you guys all live in igloos up there. Of course they had to turn back to GEG for a medical facility. :) Igloos with a never ending supply of Poutine!...

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)
Replies: 127
Views: 18304

Re: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)

Sigh, never even thought about HA 717's and their possible retirement. It is the perfect plane for that operation. As others mentioned, it's more than just commuters, it's a massive tourist destination.

Could the A220 be a good fit?

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Too late to change these airport realities now?
Replies: 71
Views: 9584

Re: Too late to change these airport realities now?

About 6 months ago I was flying into JFK. We landed and as soon as the seatbelt sign turned off, I stood up to grab my carryon bag. This lady literally pushes me to the side so she could make it to the front of the plane. We were 15 minutes early too! Anyways, I started just staring at her, and she ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 126040

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

While the Moskva is still busy with the special submarine operation, the first images have emerged. It also shows the weather conditions after the attack. https://nitter.hu/UAWeapons/status/1515820381013168135 For some reason that looks like a decommissioned ship. I don't see anything that really r...

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by F9Animal
Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 126040

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

While the Moskva is still busy with the special submarine operation, the first images have emerged. It also shows the weather conditions after the attack. https://nitter.hu/UAWeapons/status/1515820381013168135 For some reason that looks like a decommissioned ship. I don't see anything that really r...

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