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by delta88
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 1
Replies: 205
Views: 27874

Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 1

Boeing may never recoup all the money spent on the 787, but it will be a successful aircraft, which will keep airlines and private operators coming for more. Without going into Boeing <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> Airbus, Airbus will never recoup the billions...

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by delta88
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Self-Cleaning Lav Prototype
Replies: 16
Views: 6284

RE: Boeing's Self-Cleaning Lav Prototype

While id rather have a system that cleans <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - South Carolina">AND</acronym> disinfects, doing this automatically on an airliner is probably way in the future, technology wise. However, at the very least if i can wash my hands on a disinfec...

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by delta88
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-80 Freighter, Whats Going On?
Replies: 30
Views: 10942

RE: MD-80 Freighter, Whats Going On?

As upsetting as it is to admit it, the time for the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 is slowly coming to an end. The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 never was really meant to be a freighter, and as new and efficient designs come out and new engines are created, less an...

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by delta88
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyDeck Seats From Windspeed -- Real? Crazy?
Replies: 30
Views: 8659

RE: SkyDeck Seats From Windspeed -- Real? Crazy?

I could see this working as some sort of attraction at Air Shows, but I dont think anyone would ever have this installed on a Commercial Airliner in Service. Unless Rich mc Rich guy buys a used one(or new) and wants this to entertain his friends, this is simply something that probably will stay on a...

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by delta88
Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "complete Hell" U.S Airports
Replies: 103
Views: 23975

RE: "complete Hell" U.S Airports

I think <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (Glenn H Curtiss / North Beach / Municipal-La Guardia Field) (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> has to be one of the worst. My flight to Virginia got cancelled this past summer and I had to be re-routed to Atlanta on Delta Mainline. I ended up s...

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by delta88
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A (Semi) United Brand Refresh
Replies: 83
Views: 24225

RE: A (Semi) United Brand Refresh

I personnally think the Globe should stay, but should be modernized. Add some new refreshing colours to it. <acronym title="Air Comores and Crimea Air (Ukraine)">OR</acronym> at the very least get RID of that AWFUL UNITED titles at the front of the aircraft. Make it look like you werent too lazy to ...

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by delta88
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air And Larger Planes?
Replies: 29
Views: 8171

RE: Cape Air And Larger Planes?

For the buisness model they want, anything bigger than an EMB-120 is out of the question, and en EMB-120 is even too big(not saying they are buying it but as a size comparison). Yes a couple routes probably could see a bigger aircraft, but the model of few seats per ride but many rides in a day is w...

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by delta88
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta's Gate Snack Carts...just To Say "thanks"
Replies: 61
Views: 15082

RE: Delta's Gate Snack Carts...just To Say "thanks

Well i flew on Delta Shuttle out of <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> last month while flying to <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (Glenn H Curtiss / North Beach / Municipal-La Guardia Field) (LGA / KLGA), USA - ...

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by delta88
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS251 Squawking 7700
Replies: 25
Views: 14551

RE: VS251 Squawking 7700

While Its good that this incident ended normally, it does actually amaze me how many times aircraft Squawk 7700a nd 7600 on a daily basis all around the world. While yes, they are there for the emergencies, but its still amazing that for all you know that 757 flying over your house could have a big ...

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by delta88
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Joins Ban On Transport Of Animal Trophies
Replies: 50
Views: 6247

RE: DL Joins Ban On Transport Of Animal Trophies

While I support Deltas descsion, most of us seem to forget, alot of these folks are rich, very rich. If they really really wanted to and were able to, they could rent or charter their own private aircraft( or if they are pilots, rent and fly it themselves) and could use that to take the trophy home....

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by delta88
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Common For Carriers To Repair Other Carriers?
Replies: 49
Views: 10236

RE: Common For Carriers To Repair Other Carriers?

I think it boils down to the fact that while companies like to fight and rival each other and be the best, its still never a good thing when your rivals aircraft goes down with 400 people on it because you didnt wanna lend two bolts to hold the engine on and bad things happened. As long as there is ...

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by delta88
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus London To NY In One Hour
Replies: 89
Views: 26838

RE: Airbus London To NY In One Hour

While im all for getting there as quickly as possible, is it really nessecary to fly that far in such a short amount of time? It certainly wouldnt be out of the realm that in 20-40 years Supersonic Air Travel could return( though it would have to be bigger, much more fuel efficent, and safer), do yo...

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by delta88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Sues Etihad Over Obese Passenger
Replies: 41
Views: 11330

RE: Passenger Sues Etihad Over Obese Passenger

Im a big guy myself(not overspilling but im 6 foot tall 300 lbs) but even i do my best o keep to my seat as best as i can. I recently flew delta Shuttle from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="New York...

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by delta88
Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Montreal: The Most Complete Aviation City?
Replies: 36
Views: 8715

Montreal: The Most Complete Aviation City?

At the very least, it has one of the most diverse aviation industries sectors. But Is there really an Aviation "Hub" or "Center"? Is there one city that you can get everything you need to say, build an aircraft, or maintain it? I dont think one exists, but please correct me if im wrong.

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by delta88
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4.50 To Check A Bag Under A House Bill
Replies: 100
Views: 17783

RE: $4.50 To Check A Bag Under A House Bill

First everyone complains of the fees, now everyone complains something(albeit maybe not the most effective method) is being done about it. While As long as I fly delta, my Gold Card Membership allows me a checked bag free(and for reasons other than loyalty i fly primarily delta), it would be nice to...

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by delta88
Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why So Little ORD-HNL?
Replies: 63
Views: 12201

RE: Why So Little ORD-HNL?

I used to go to Hawaii quite often in my younger days. From what my parents had said and reviewing old tickets and logs my grandfather kept, it was more often cheaper and easier to fly to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. More often than not I...

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by delta88
Wed May 27, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Is Turboprop Better Than Jet?
Replies: 71
Views: 21146

RE: When Is Turboprop Better Than Jet?

Props are better for airlines like Cape Air that fly in New England, where you dont need to get alot of people at one particular time to a particular place. I live south of Boston and I hear them fly overhead all the time. Jets would be too noisy and burn too much fuel for so little distance. Props ...

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by delta88
Tue May 19, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Today Article: Travelers Avoiding AA
Replies: 39
Views: 16932

RE: USA Today Article: Travelers Avoiding AA

Personally ive flown American most of my young life, Flying <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - Inter...

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by delta88
Tue May 19, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is/Was VS Serious About The A380 Order?
Replies: 46
Views: 11898

RE: Is/Was VS Serious About The A380 Order?

It seems to me <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> simply ordered it under the idea of, "hey that thing looks awesome, it costs a boat load of money, but hey all the other big carriers are gonna get it so we should too! Lets buy that!" Thats what it seems. It sure ...

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by delta88
Sun May 03, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will We See New Airlines?
Replies: 32
Views: 10275

RE: Will We See New Airlines?

I dont think we will see any airlines that will grow into Delta Untied American, the likes of them. BUT I think new startups in the right areas of traffic, economics, stuff like that, may be started. Every Airline started small at one point or another, I guess it depends on who runs it, how well it ...

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by delta88
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The 77X Break Even?
Replies: 129
Views: 14989

RE: Will The 77X Break Even?

IL sum up everything for everyone here goes nothing agree or disagree up to you They said the 747 would never succeed, and yet now its going on(they being industry anaylists and the general public) They said the 737 would never last, the DC-9 and <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80s woul...

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by delta88
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City Council Fretting Over ATL Name
Replies: 80
Views: 10437

RE: City Council Fretting Over ATL Name

Its like <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>, The entire name is Lt. General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, to just about the entire world, its simply known as Logan Airport, or by some people as Logan In...

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by delta88
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What If Foreign Airlines Could Fly Within The USA
Replies: 43
Views: 9933

RE: What If Foreign Airlines Could Fly Within The

If say <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> had its way, <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> would have A380s on every single route and the B777s on all smaller routes to smaller airports. Pretty much every airline from the US would be out of buisne...

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by delta88
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Fix The Aversion To Turboprops
Replies: 66
Views: 11835

RE: How To Fix The Aversion To Turboprops

I think that Turbo props are the way to go for short hops around states. I live in New England, and Cape Air flies over my house every 15-30 minutes, i think flying from Boston to Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket should only be done with Turbo props, who needs to fly 400 miles an hour to go 60-100 mil...

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by delta88
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Would Buy 100 A380neo
Replies: 243
Views: 32991

RE: Emirates Would Buy 100 A380neo

In all honesty, it seems Emirates has become too big to fail, so to speak. But really, 100 A380NEOs? How does one afford that many aircraft, at say 200 million a piece(after discounts and haggling if any, of course), that ammounts to alot of money.

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by delta88
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Swap 4 2016 A380 Slots From Amedeo
Replies: 193
Views: 26755

RE: Emirates To Swap 4 2016 A380 Slots From Amedeo

Most of the airlines bought it thinking they would be able to fill it, as well as using the extra capacity to expand and grow on their routes. A380 and its successor(NEO <acronym title="Great China Airlines and Italy First">IF</acronym> it ever gets built) is simple too little too late, 2 engines ca...

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by delta88
Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is The 787 Already A 787-900?
Replies: 59
Views: 17991

RE: Why Is The 787 Already A 787-900?

Isnt -100 a bad luck number or something, going back to the poor sales of the 727-100, 737-100, 747-100, lack of interest in a short variant 751 and 761, as well as the 771(maybe)? Doesnt that have something to do with it, i could be wrong or it could be superstition. If im wrong or missed any pleas...

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by delta88
Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Last Boeing 777-200LR?
Replies: 77
Views: 25195

RE: The Last Boeing 777-200LR?

I think it may be the end of the 777LR Pax Version, but most likely not the end of the Frieghter. If the Cargo market picks up and cargo operators phase out the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 and <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-10, as well as other older models, then ma...

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by delta88
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confessions Of One Of ORD's Noise Complainers
Replies: 29
Views: 15651

RE: Confessions Of One Of ORD's Noise Complainers

In my opionion, generally and in most situations, the airport was there first, airplanes and all the airport services and vehicles make noises, loud and not so loud, you choose to move to a house thats located near an airport, you deal with the noise, or move out to somewhere quieter, if you have no...

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by delta88
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The F120 NG Ever Fly?
Replies: 23
Views: 9819

RE: Will The F120 NG Ever Fly?

As Much as i would like to see Fokkers return to service, regarless of it now being Rekkof or however you spell it nowadays, its now a project, too little too late. Tis a shame it didnt have a better future and this new <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym> aircraft wont come to fruitiio...

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by delta88
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Two Jetways Really Load A Plane Faster
Replies: 54
Views: 11949

RE: Do Two Jetways Really Load A Plane Faster

probably speeds up Deplaning more than Boarding, but if you have an entrance in the back and say the pax from seats 50-25 board from the back(just to make a point, im not sure how seat rows are exactly arranged), and pax from seats 1-24 board from the front, yeah that may save time if the one slow g...

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by delta88
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Conversion To Freighter Or Combi?
Replies: 57
Views: 10254

RE: A380 Conversion To Freighter Or Combi?

Id say the possibility of a true freighter A380 is more possible than a Combi. Most airlines that can afford or have a need for the A380, have their own cargo division and have no need to have a combi version. Basicly- Possible? Sure i mean anythings possible with aviation, if you dream it someone w...

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by delta88
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are The MD-82s/83s/717 Still Flying?
Replies: 155
Views: 28711

RE: Why Are The MD-82s/83s/717 Still Flying?

They are still flying because Airlines Like Delta can buy them for dirt money, and airlines in Iran and Africa and start up airlines need cheap airplanes they can get for nothing and still have rugged reliability.

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by delta88
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are The MD-82s/83s/717 Still Flying?
Replies: 155
Views: 28711

RE: Why Are The MD-82s/83s/717 Still Flying?

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by delta88
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Older Airliners In Service?
Replies: 37
Views: 8939

Why Are Older Airliners In Service?

In light of a recent topic, I thought it would be better to post a new one. Why do major airlines keep older aircraft in Service? What is the Motivation or financial obligation for such operation? Is it simply cheaper to keep older ones in service and pay a little extra in gas? Is the cost of new ai...

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by delta88
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are The MD-82s/83s/717 Still Flying?
Replies: 155
Views: 28711

RE: Why Are The MD-82s/83s/717 Still Flying?

IF you ask about the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80, then why not the DC/MD-10 and the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11, Trijets built from the 60s and early 90s and yet they still fly(albeit cargo and special ops only), they still fly them and are efficent to be used...

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by delta88
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recent Dreamliner Engine Problems?
Replies: 19
Views: 6574

RE: Recent Dreamliner Engine Problems?

Every time i see a thread like this all i can do is shake my head, While yes it certainly SEEMS like the 787 may have engine problems, more than normal, but all aircraft have problems, we just dont hear about it, we dont hear about that 737 engine flame out, or that little cessna that quit on landin...

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by delta88
Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Past Airline Is Missed The Most In US?
Replies: 91
Views: 9938

RE: Which Past Airline Is Missed The Most In US?

While i wasnt alive, the most airline missed up here in Boston would be Eastern, My parents always flew that to catch a connection with American Airlines in DFW to Honolulu.

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by delta88
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Leases A Tanker.
Replies: 71
Views: 27688

RE: Delta Leases A Tanker.

Seeing what delta does, i honestly wouldnt put it past them to try inflight refueling XD Never know with them anymore

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by delta88
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should SQ And MH Merge Into SE Asian Powerhouse?
Replies: 67
Views: 13107

RE: Should SQ And MH Merge Into SE Asian Powerhouse?

Not to be the depressed loner, but i personally think <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> needs some huge changes in order to be a powerhouse airline just on its own, more than rebranding, name or livery change, i mean a complete overhaul of everything, cut costs, invest in new aircraft ...

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by delta88
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unlucky 777-Who Would Have Imagined?
Replies: 115
Views: 32762

RE: Unlucky 777-Who Would Have Imagined?

Just a coincidence, not to sound like doom, but that could in theory have happened to any aircraft over the Ukraine or any hostile region in the world, its just bad luck that it happened to the same airline on the same aircraft unfortunately. nothing more or less, Pilot Error is only possible on MH3...

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by delta88
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Pax Soon Be "Standing" On Ulcc Flights?
Replies: 40
Views: 8689

RE: Will Pax Soon Be "Standing" On Ulcc Flights?

The Problem with standing seats, aside from the safety issue(lord knows id never wanna crash at a 150+MPH standing) but people with back issues wouldnt be able to do it, foot problems, knee issues...the list goes on an on. Yes the flights an 1-3 hours long, but theres no way id wanna stand for that ...

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by delta88
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next 748 Customer?
Replies: 183
Views: 36425

RE: Next 748 Customer?

IMHO, the next customer of the B748I is gonna be a group of A.netters pooling their money together to buy one for the sake of owning one  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/spin.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/>   <img src="http://cdn-www.ai...

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by delta88
Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JetBlue Destination To Be Announced Very Soon
Replies: 136
Views: 25758

RE: New JetBlue Destination To Be Announced Very Soon

Considering you can probably get anywhere from Boston thanks to JetBlue, it would be easier to get some more south American Service, but knowing JetBlue new destinations always surpise me

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by delta88
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Still Has A340s On Their Web Site?
Replies: 23
Views: 13334

RE: Airbus Still Has A340s On Their Web Site?

Doesnt airbus have a few A340s available for sale(the ones from Singapore and a few left over production ones come to mind)? In reality if they really wanted to sell them they could try

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by delta88
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 757 Successor
Replies: 295
Views: 48480

RE: The 757 Successor

And a few months from now we will get another article saying the exact same thing.... But seroiusly, it will be interesting to see what the replacement would be. Something like a 737, or something bigger, smaller, longer, wider, wingspan and such. Anyone have any idea what engines may power a 757 re...

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by delta88
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teen Stow Away - How He Did It
Replies: 9
Views: 10458

RE: Teen Stow Away - How He Did It

While yes the airport didnt do enough to stop him, its still his fault for sneaking onto an airplane bound for some destination. But because the airport didnt do anything, familys gonna sue to get tons of money just because -_- Moving On

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by delta88
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airlines Stop Transporting Live Animals?
Replies: 20
Views: 6709

Should Airlines Stop Transporting Live Animals?

While I myself have 2 Cats and 3 dogs and A Rat( A Rat specificly bred for being a pet), I believe that you still have to assume the risk of transporting pets in the cargo hold. It only tugs on out heartstrings more because they are our beloved family members that are irreplaceable. But the hard rea...

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by delta88
Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could We Ever Smoke Again In Planes?
Replies: 178
Views: 19616

RE: Could We Ever Smoke Again In Planes?

Even at work, we have a smoking area thats outside, yet the debris left behind after a day of work is unbelieveably large. Ashes everywhere, spent ends of the cigarettes everywhere, cartons, boxes, stuff of that sort. Believe me, if i cant take a small bottle of Shampoo on an aircraft, its very unli...

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by delta88
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could We Ever Smoke Again In Planes?
Replies: 178
Views: 19616

RE: Could We Ever Smoke Again In Planes?

If you really wanted smoking on aircraft, you would have to do what they do in Hotel rooms, offer smoking flights like they offer smoking rooms. However, having basicly two aircraft for every flight would get quite costly, and the logistics and many other factors would make it completely impractical...

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