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by MSPNWA
Sun May 19, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 123
Views: 11862

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

I'm asking you to show it. I didnt state it was a fact. I called into question the coincidence. If you had it, youd show it as that would end the discussion. But given you hint at it but wont... sure. I didn't say you said it was fact. Please read before you post. By calling the coincidence into qu...

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by MSPNWA
Sun May 19, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1211
Views: 121753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I thought the CVR indicated the FO stated he couldn't turn the wheel. No, the FO didn't say anything specifically about the trim wheel. It can't be confirmed that either attempted the maneuver. It may have occurred, but the information made public doesn't confirm it. Instead it raises doubts that i...

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by MSPNWA
Sat May 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 123
Views: 11862

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

So you dont have any. Nice deflection. No one said PTVs were the sole reason. But they do feed into customer satisfaction scores, which tends to benefit companies in terms of profits. What next, they should scrap all food since, meh, theres no way it matters to anyone? Guess you're just going to ig...

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by MSPNWA
Sat May 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 123
Views: 11862

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Don't put words in my mouth. I never said that DL makes more money BECAUSE of IFE. All I've said is how fascinating it is that DL, despite being the most profitable of the US3, continues to invest in IFE. If DL was going to earn that revenue premium anyway, then why wouldn't they also remove IFE? W...

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by MSPNWA
Sat May 18, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 86
Views: 14349

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

I would not compare the AF447 crash with the two MAX accidents. You make this statement and then go into reasons why they are strongly comparable, in particular the ET crash. We can dissect the crashes all we want, but the real reason for ground/no ground is that there were two crashes versus one. ...

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by MSPNWA
Sat May 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 123
Views: 11862

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Oh really? Then why is it that DL continues to outperform AA and UA? Clearly people are paying more to fly DL. DL continues to invest in IFE. So how is it that people aren't willing to pay for a better experience? Why? I'll turn it around. I can tell you what isn't causing the outperform--PTVs. Is ...

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by MSPNWA
Sat May 18, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 123
Views: 11862

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

One issue I've had with PTVs is that I can't completely trust them. I've had the IFE system not work. I've had screens not work. I've had audio jacks not work. I would never travel without a backup if IFE is a must-have. And of course sometimes my personal devices have better screens and work better...

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by MSPNWA
Sat May 18, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1211
Views: 121753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I thought the CVR indicated the FO stated he couldn't turn the wheel. No, the FO didn't say anything specifically about the trim wheel. It can't be confirmed that either attempted the maneuver. It may have occurred, but the information made public doesn't confirm it. Instead it raises doubts that i...

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by MSPNWA
Sat May 18, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1211
Views: 121753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Some more bad news: 737 MAX simulators don't properly simulate all the force needed to turn the trim wheels.... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/business/boeing-737-max-simulators.html For the media, yes. Would help the credibility of the article if it didn't claim that the ET pilots "strugg...

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by MSPNWA
Fri May 17, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 123
Views: 11862

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

I'm still waiting for Leff's last AA interior rumor to come true.

I don't know if the new seats can even be retrofitted for screens. They certainly would have to be modified. With dozens of aircraft already with new seats and many more imminently coming, this is more like a pipe dream than a rumor.

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by MSPNWA
Fri May 17, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 701
Views: 113745

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Apples and oranges; access to HND is extremely restricted, unlike access to ICN. You can claim that DL would be just fine competing with AA+JL and UA+NH from NRT, but UA in their own application called out that they've seen strong preference on their own SFO-TYO flights for O&D traffic to go to...

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by MSPNWA
Fri May 17, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1211
Views: 121753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/boeing_two_deadly_crashes. An new in depth piece from the BBC. Frustratingly another media piece that misrepresents what we know from the preliminary report in regards to what the airplane was doing. It falsely claims that pilots followed the latest runaw...

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by MSPNWA
Fri May 17, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 701
Views: 113745

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Not sure I buy that, considering how contested these slots are. And I know UA said in its application that it gets a notable fare premium on SFO-HND compared to -NRT. It doesn't sound like NRT is a "strong" substitute in that case. Strong substitutes =/= perfect substitutes. HND and NRT a...

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by MSPNWA
Fri May 17, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 701
Views: 113745

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Not really. There are now more than double the number of slots there were two years ago. The low-hanging fruit has been picked. This argument would only make some sense if HNL was the final gateway remaining among all carriers. It wasn't. In fact, by DL's own argument two years ago, DFW #2, LAS, an...

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by MSPNWA
Fri May 17, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 701
Views: 113745

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

ICN has no restraints on new entrants. That argument is tired and weak. First we know there's a large competitive restraint to entry, made stronger by the DOT of course. And second, NRT isn't subject to the restrictions that HND is, and HND and NRT have been proven themselves to be strong substitut...

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by MSPNWA
Fri May 17, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 701
Views: 113745

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

I think it shows again that the DOT places a pretty high priority on maintaining some equity between the three major players in the market. UA and DL should both be very happy with these results. UA+NH should end up with 15 total HND-U.S. frequencies when all is said and done, with the nearest comp...

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by MSPNWA
Fri May 17, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 701
Views: 113745

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Largely as expected. The DOT is very predictable. The only one seemingly in question would be DL getting HNL. DL must have some good friends at the DOT. Not only do they get a gateway they argued wasn't deserving just two years ago (HNL), it conveniently gets to replace every current NRT flight with...

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by MSPNWA
Thu May 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 171
Views: 15289

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

I like the change to Pepsi, but no Mountain Dew? That was the best part of having the Pepsi contract back in the day.

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by MSPNWA
Thu May 16, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1211
Views: 121753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It’s NOT pilot bashing, it’s pointing the truth of the their backgrounds. Do you think 153 hours is adequate flight time to pilot an airliner? I did hit me how insane just 153 hours is until I compared it to a student pilot I know. This pilot has about 250 hours and only now will start to work on m...

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by MSPNWA
Wed May 15, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 86
Views: 14349

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

KFLLCFII wrote:
Because only one crashed.


Bingo. Which is quite rediculous, but the precedent has now been set. One unknown crash is clearly okay. Two isn't.

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by MSPNWA
Mon May 13, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 20977

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Let's not be Stingy. Trump has had an Amazing ride on the Stock Market. But what you won't hear from the Trumpies? Obama did it better. "Trumpies" aren't the making the fatal mistake of making a "level" comparison of a low point with a high point. On absolute terms, Trump's DOW ...

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by MSPNWA
Sat May 11, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 52646

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

After searching comprehensively through DL's schedules to compile the data for the "departures by hub and aircraft type" thread, my impression is that the 321s fly many more 3+ hour flights than the 320s do. Routes like MSP/DTW/ATL-SAN/LAS/PHX are almost entirely 321, with a handful of 73...

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by MSPNWA
Sat May 11, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1211
Views: 121753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

and it gets worse .. https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/05/10/politics/boeing-737-emergency-procedure/index.html Some emergency checklists have not been updated since 1967... I can't imagine this will be a quick fix.. could drag on for many more months ... For the media, right? More misinformation that w...

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by MSPNWA
Fri May 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 52646

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Recently read that Delta is limiting recline on the A320 fleet as a pilot program. Does anyone know if this already happened? Article indicates they should be about halfway through, I guess. https://www.businessinsider.com/delta-cutting-seat-recline-in-half-on-airbus-a320s-2019-4 I'm not planning t...

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by MSPNWA
Sun May 05, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1211
Views: 121753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Your answer is training. My answer is - pray hard. Untrained, non-envisioned or unrecognized failure is a crash by default. Training didn't help TWA880, JAL123, AF4590 and many other flights. Moreover, training COULD NOT help those. There is a very narrow range of cases where unpredicted failure co...

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by MSPNWA
Sun May 05, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1211
Views: 121753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

My solution - based on other high profile failures in technology industries - is holding companies liable for following development standards as declared, i.e. for the verifiable procedure rather than somewhat unpredictable result; and minimizing liability considerations in the incident and acciden...

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by MSPNWA
Sun May 05, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1211
Views: 121753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

kalvado wrote:
To begin with - not denying such mistakes as Boeing is doing.

That's not a solution.

I guess it needs to be asked again - what's your solution?

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by MSPNWA
Sun May 05, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1211
Views: 121753

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

kalvado wrote:
Somehow same types of pilots fly A320, 7373NG, 777, 787 without significant issues. So there has to be something different here, you know.


Again, what's your solution when engineers make mistakes?

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by MSPNWA
Fri May 03, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?
Replies: 52
Views: 7887

Re: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?

Delta strategy is to have most intl flying done by their JV partners. This is why most of the “expansion” has been more routes to AMS/CDG for the AF-KLM JV or to ICN for the KE JV. This is also one of the reasons Delta doesn’t have the proper aircraft for international growth, and why they keep get...

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by MSPNWA
Wed May 01, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 145
Views: 6762

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

The real misleading is from the media. Mueller does not say that Barr's summary was inaccurate.

Wake up, America. When in history has propaganda ever been the correct side to pick?

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by MSPNWA
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 703972

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I heard a little of what the Boeing representative said. He maintained that the primary consideration was always safety. If that were true the company would have redesigned the wingbox (or whatever) to avoid pushing the engines forward and up on the successor to NG, Or gone for NSA. Which was not d...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 703972

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Change from 0.6 to 2.5 units, with MCAS trim rate at least double higher of what is available by electric trim thump switch, can hardly be dismissed as trivial . . . BTW. your double negative makes it a positive: isn't incongruent = is congruent = in agreement I suspect though, that is not what you...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.
Replies: 109
Views: 6738

Re: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.

Fox News does employ some Never Trumpers. Judge Napolitano is one of them. Trying the "See! Fox News guy says Trump is bad!" strategy isn't going to work.

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by MSPNWA
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7403

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

I think they look a little bloated on the cost side. To me they should be a larger airline with that cost structure. Passenger revenue is fine. Other revenue could be higher though. DL wins in that area.

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by MSPNWA
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 703972

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It implies much more force had to be added , and few tens pounds can be a more realistic estimate for the force requirements. WHich, again, brings up question if a small blip in stick force was actually potential rolloff faster than expected. Questions about wind tunnel tests, and ability to interp...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 703972

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

You keep sticking to this - but that is only what MCAS was *ostensibly* for *before flight test*! That doesn't explain why authority changed from 0.6 units to 2.5 units trim - which would indicate that stability (that word) was worse than expected and MCAS became a workaround to avoid implementing ...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 8499

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

So much for year-round service. We'll see if it's going to seasonal, or going "seasonal", never to return.

Midwestindy wrote:
FWIW, I received this last month when I asked:


Clever excuse. Have to admire the effort though.

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by MSPNWA
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1689
Views: 324550

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

Is anyone else stoked that the tail numbers are finally back up top instead of down below? Finally no more awkward gate angles to get tail numbers! Looks like the tail is paying homage in a good way to the old carriers. A bit of CO and a bit of UA in that tail with the Rising Blue. Anyone know if b...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1689
Views: 324550

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

As I expected, not a fan. The current livery is better, The rising blue was much, much better. This combo just doesn't work. Gold is what brought the current livery together. It doesn't mesh without it.

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by MSPNWA
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7722

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

Both are well cited accounts of student debt in this country and the mechanisms behind it. Whether or not you agree with the messenger or identify that messenger, in your opinion, as biased, is irrelevant. But hey, by all means, please do provide your preferred source's historical account of studen...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7722

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

The reason why college costs in the United States are so out of control is because the government got involved. By dishing out cheap loans, schools raised their tuition and fees knowing students could easily get loans to handle the increase costs. This created a vicious cycle....higher costs led to...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 47
Views: 11649

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

In general I would expect airlines to work against the new rule. DL may have more to lose since we know there isn't a contract for the FAs that may have better-than-minimum work rules regarding rest. Be interesting to know if that's the case. Ironically unions likely played a role in the passage of ...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 703972

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It's very easy to say that from the safety of your keyboard weeks after the event. Meanwhile the ET crew were dealing with a bunch of other stuff at the same time. MCAS activation is not the same as a runaway stabiliser, even though the solution was the same. If we're going to hold Boeing to a high...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37581

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

Pot meet kettle, Romney. The Mueller Report release isn't the end. And it's not the end because it's not about the Mueller Report. It's not about the rule of law. It's not about right or wrong. It's about undoing an election. The end will always justify the means. That should terrify every American,...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1130
Views: 209490

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

As has been discussed many, many times, there is not one shred of evidence supporting a "debate" on the A350s. Not one executive, not Oscar, not Kirby and not Laderman, has ever suggested, hinted or commented that United is reconsidering the A350. If anything, they have done the opposite ...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1130
Views: 209490

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

calpsafltskeds wrote:
752:
772:
N78001 896/18Apr still showing sCO seating configuration


Seat map now showing Polaris/PE.

Add another completion to the 772 list.

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by MSPNWA
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q1 earnings
Replies: 15
Views: 4840

Re: United Airlines posts Q1 earnings

Seeing UA double their profit in their tough quarter is a good sign for them. Overall I'd say both DL and UA had, dare I say, boring quarters. Let's see if WN and AA follow along. Only a couple things I've found interesting: UA's PRASM by region nearly mirrored DL, except for one - Pacific. UA was u...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 703972

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Please then, without bias, do provide any available evidence of the misinformation you have several times now alleged takes place in the video. it is a typical requirement of the forum at this point in either advancing ones argument or else retracting it. Mods, please do not delete this post, it is...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 703972

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I did not watch the video, but I do know that someone who states: "If the AverageJoe wishes to be misinformed" - that person has an agenda. I do have an "agenda"--point people towards facts and flag misinformation. If you have a problem with that "agenda", it reveals o...

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