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by MSPNWA
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 112
Views: 10758

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

No, it’s entitlement. People commute to the same office day in and out for the duration of their careers and don’t complain about it. I have to fly to Los Angeles almost every week with little variety but it’s irrelevant because that’s what my job demands of me. Sure I wish they were sending me som...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 112
Views: 10758

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Only in your warped imagination. :lol:. Oh, I'm definitively not concerned about how you're taking it. I'll let your words (the lack of them in this case) tell the story. I genuinely hope this was posted in jest. If not, this displays a gross sense of entitlement. It's not entitlement; it's a natur...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 236
Views: 45996

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

It's hilarious how DL has denser seating and the same space-saving lavs that AA is getting a lot of flak for, but DL is viewed as having a superior product, and their financials back it up. Coincidence? Once again, yes. Will you ever provide us with data that says DL's financials are because of PTV...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 236
Views: 45996

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Did anyone truly think that AA would not keep changing their aircraft to industry standard? Their fleet is behind the density curve. Even United changed their minds and will be adding in-seat IFE. AA’s product will noticeably lag behind that of their two biggest competitors once all the refits are d...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 61
Views: 15269

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

I think the blogger is mistaking the rooftop photos with it being the wing.

I'd be surprised if this is repaired. Retirement isn't too many years away.

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by MSPNWA
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 112
Views: 10758

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

That's not what was asked, and is an attempt to deflect since one generally cannot prove the absence of effect. The question was, show that JVs have disadvantaged the consumer. You didn't. You have failed to support your claim, and I called you out on it. The onus is on you to show the relevant evi...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 112
Views: 10758

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Please explain how JVs have somehow disadvantaged the consumer, seeing as capacity has consistently gone up and (real-adjustment) fares have consistently gone down, throughout their existence. When evaluating the affect of JVs, capacity/traffic means nothing without knowing the change demand. From ...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

MSPNWA, please elaborate. Take just the "four seconds" part. It implies that the pilots have only four seconds under a challenging situation to take the correct action to save the plane. We know that implication is highly misleading at best. In reality the pilots had much more time than f...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

New article today in reputable Wall Street Journal. Personally, I don't consider a sensationalist article devoid of highly relevant facts (that could lead readers to different conclusions (meaning it's biased)) as reputable. Sadly the WSJ isn't immune from sensationalist "journalism". Eve...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

At this point, I think it is unimportant whether the flights could have been saved or not. Rather, the question should be whether it was reasonable to expect the pilots to be the backstop against MCAS v1. For me, that is a resounding NO, it was absolutely not reasonable. I sincerely hope you feel t...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 141
Views: 22153

Re: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service

Seems like in the past few years Boeing has become wiser and is wary of producing aircraft that aren't a sound business case. Just because you can build it doesn't mean you should. The 778 was a bad idea from the start, and the order book reflected that. A niche product for Qantas isn't going to tur...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 301
Views: 49339

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

There's the argument that the 320 competes against the 220-500. I don't buy it. Airbus controls production and sales of the 220 and the 320 NEO families. They can optimize sales and production rates to ensure that overall profit is higher, even with the cut they might have to pay BBD. And the perfo...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Decidedly NOT grounded on training issues. training issues would ground pilots, wouldn't it. Boeing has only ever announced changes to the hardware ( and software working on that hardware). No move has been made by Boeing to lay out plans for a proper training curriculum ( as changed reference for ...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 6267

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

Here read this please before you embarrass yourself further, this is why I hate sharing knowledge here, there is always one person just like you - https://www.quora.com/Where-do-people-from-Hawaii-go-for-vacation I'm not at all worried about being embarrassed. I don't have to be embarrassed about w...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

And, why is it grounded? Is it because pilots are poorly trained, and we need this break so that all commercial pilots can go through more training? The plane is grounded in part due to poor pilot training/skill. That factor is completely on topic. Does it strike at all odd to you that the aviation...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 6267

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

I lived in Hawaii for years, I was the lead agent at the largest locally owned travel company in the state of Hawaii. We had 13 offices over 4 Islands & were consistently the largest generator of revenue for both Aloha & Hawaiian Airlines for Hawaii POS. Both carriers served Las Vegas &...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 66
Views: 2964

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

Aaron747 wrote:
Are you going to answer my question above about tyranny? This is the second go-around already.


To save you repeating your posts, ask a valid question first. Then you may get an answer. Your premise (burgeoning tyranny) isn't accurate. That is not a required implication.

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by MSPNWA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 66
Views: 2964

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

They why are so many murdered in such a short period of time as compared to when we had an assault weapons ban? Your question would have teeth if it were true. The previous ban was a statistical failure. Interestingly the highest profile shooting took place under the ban. A new bill would be even m...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 6267

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

We booked so much California Hotel, you are totally correct it's more Hawaiians there than in Waikiki. Indeed this flight caters to the Hawaiian outbound market & an excellent add given WN''s impending move into the market. Woah, let's slow down here. Maui only has roughly 150,000 residents. It...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 6267

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

sprxUSA wrote:
Who the hell wants to arr LAS at 4:30am??


Yes, or depart at 6:30am. Brutal times if you ask me.

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by MSPNWA
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 66
Views: 2964

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

El Paso, Gilroy, Dayton, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, Stoneman are not "irrational fear" but military grade killing equipment in the hands of private citizens. It amazes me that some people believe murder and guns are more important and everyone else should just be dismissed. This is what I am ...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 66
Views: 2964

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

seb146 wrote:
Military weapons should not be in private citizen's hands.


They're not (aside for special exemptions and potential illegal activity).

Still amazes me to see the willingness to trample on extraordinary rights because of an irrational fear.

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by MSPNWA
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 66
Views: 2964

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

Can I borrow your tin foil hat? I have some steak I made that needs resting. I'll give up my hat once you give up the sand your head is buried in. I'd love a beach on my place. You have to be intentionally ignorant to ignore the harsh reality of countries such as China. Do you think it's wise to op...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 66
Views: 2964

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

People like you are why we continue to have mass shootings and inaction from Congress. Why would any civilian need a semi automatic assault rifle? 1) Talk about divisive language.... 2) Ah, the old fallacy of "need". There's hundreds of things a person has that they don't "need"...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 144
Views: 19360

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

n7371f wrote:
Flying in the US West will be so much more pleasurable and reliable with Compass out of the DL system.


Hardly. If DL wanted a strong-performing Compass, they held the cards to do so. Says all we need to know.

Compass was born out of whipsawing, and now it has been the one whipsawed.

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by MSPNWA
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It still annoys me no end that you insist that: aerodynamics caused by the engine placement causes the "potential for the plane to stall during a climb" is somehow "incorrect" when you accept that there is the potential for it to be easier to enter a stall during certain, very r...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 140
Views: 6085

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

That's a lie. It happened at a Walmart - and that store is about a quarter-mile from the mall itself. It is hardly "gun-free"; it actually sells guns there. Be careful what you call a lie. You need to confirm whether or not this store had signs not allowing carry. If they did, it's a gun-...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

While the 787 is now making a production profit, the overall program still has not been paid off and it may never turn an overall profit. And with the 737 MAX delays, the additional development costs, penalties, and lawsuits may mean that that program never turns an overall profit, either. That's a...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

How many times have we heard that before in corporate history........ The 737 is Boeings' cash cow. Boeing are still swallowing 787 debt and deferments, the 777 is at the brink of a new program with its largest customer re-assessing their order-book, and the 797 looks aways off at the moment. I hav...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7884

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

This is one of the dumbest things I've seen an airport do. Let's actually make the problem you're trying to improve worse, and all the while make life more difficult for people.

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by MSPNWA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32870

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I would love to see this go to court. I think the airlines would be in trouble, opening up the whole can of worms.

I'm not feeling bad that the "consequence" of hidden-city is that the airline couldn't sell a product twice.

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by MSPNWA
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
Boeing and the FAA have discredited the viewpoint I'm talking about in their own recent testimonies.


Care to share those testimonies and explain how they discredit them?

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by MSPNWA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

???? Again, you seem to have your conlcusions reversed. Surely, when a person declines to board a MAX, by definition, that person would know what plane (s)he was supposed to be flying . . . ? ???? I'm talking about those that won't accept the situation but don't have the knowledge to discern what i...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Fair enough. But you have to wonder why it's been used here almost exclusively by people promoting a certain viewpoint... And when that viewpoint has been pretty much discredited in the meantime, it's annoying to see someone spouting the same tired old stuff again. It's only "discredited"...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41390

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

tphuang wrote:
Is this just to keep the pilots happy?


I share that interest. It's very plausible that the sole reason ICN-MNL exists (for now) is to meet the pilot contract JV limits. They could drop below the minimums without MNL, as the NRT closure is a net loss.

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by MSPNWA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Prior to flight, I've known the hull number of every aircraft I, or my family, has flown for the last 10 years. Flightradar24 is pretty cheap in the long run. You are part of a very tiny minority. I'm a part of it as well. The vast majority are not like us. I'm reminded often how even people that w...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41390

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

I'm a little bit surprised this was announced prior to the final DOT decision for HND frequencies. Was thinking this would come later. Still sad news, even though it was well-known to be coming. To illustrate how fleeting the industry is, go back 10 years to see NW/DL at NRT. All gone. DL can send t...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94652

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

Most probably not. Air France would have ordered E2s instead - at least for the first 60. If they exercice the 30 + 30, indeed A320's substitution should occur for weaker routes (which is better than abandonning more market share to the LCCs) FWIW, I don't see how ordering A320 NEOs would help AF c...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94652

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

I'm still curious why they ordered 60. That's 10 more than they need to replace the 318s and 319s. No mention at all about the A320 replacement. Abs they added seats. No mention at all about their plan to cut capacity. Kind of a confusing picture. Substitution for A320neo perhaps. Airbus is competi...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

B777LRF wrote:
And do you honestly believe the US travelling public will accept flying on an aircraft that's grounded in the rest of the world?


Many will, and those that won't accept it won't know what plane they are flying.

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by MSPNWA
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

art wrote:
A company like that has no business being in business IMO.


Under your criteria there's likely not an aviation company existing that should be in business.

There is no plan B that doesn't permanently harm the airline industry. There's been enough irreversible damage done already with plan A.

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by MSPNWA
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2354
Views: 311533

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It might be me, but I'm struggling to see how both of these positions can sit together.A root cause is typically the earliest significant contributing factor. If Boeing owns the blame for releasing the system that put the pilots in the position to have a problem, and that problem ultimately conclud...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 624
Views: 29715

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Remember when the Democrats were asking Republicans if they would accept the Mueller Report?

We now know who wouldn't accept it.

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by MSPNWA
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 454
Views: 85625

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

ryanflyer wrote:
Does anyone know why n717tw was painted back into the normal livery?


Appears that DL is repainting SkyTeam planes into the regular livery when due for paint. I wonder if any ST planes will remain after all have cycled through paint.

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by MSPNWA
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 104365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Not a chance. There will be many airlines incapable of taking new frames at that rate. Read what MOL at Ryanair has said. There will be a long tail on getting all of these delivered. Not a chance they won't. I haven't read anything from MOL to that should make anyone believe that the "ramps wo...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 6909

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

9w748capt wrote:
Coincidence?


Yes, because the theory and evidence confirms it.

I find it amusing that people continuously point to product this or revenue that for AA when the financials show that their high cost is the real problem.

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by MSPNWA
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 6909

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

Not bad considering they are the facing the double whammy of the MAX and the maintenance issues. There's plenty of room for improvement.

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by MSPNWA
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 104365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Sooner787 wrote:
Man, the job of clearing the backlog of undelivered frames is going to be massive.
Read some estimates of taking all of 2020 to clear the ramps. I think they may well
be right.


Not a chance it takes that long. They will gone much more quickly than they came in.

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by MSPNWA
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 1591

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

The lack of a manual kills it for me. I don't care how good it looks (and it does, I like the Lambo-esqe style), or how it performs. What a waste of a car. I hate how the U.S. has built an anti-manual culture.

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by MSPNWA
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13763

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

$5.6B seems fair at this point. I could see it being less or more in the end. It's going to sting, but the in the grand scheme of things it's a speed bump for Boeing. It's not even a full year of profit. If you think Boeing will sell 7-8000 MAX's I have a bridge to sell you. The Max won't last long ...

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