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by Utah744
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 987
Views: 136673

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Part of the business case will be the decision of where will the 797 be built. I think it's likely that Boeing is already engaged in talks for tax breaks, construction and land discounts, as well as job creation incentives with some strong non-disclosure agreements in place. That will be a huge dri...

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by Utah744
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 5781

Re: SHOULD LOCKHEED GET BACK INTO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT?

They could make a twin engine L-1011 and call it the TriStar-Max.

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by Utah744
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11774

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

N766UA wrote:
strfyr51 wrote:
So Let me get this straight. Nobody knows how to Navigate using the High and Low charts?? REALLY? INS Direct is cool and SAT NAV is cooler but if you can't fly VOR Nav? Then your piloting skills are Lacking


What’s a VOR?

Very Old Radio.

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by Utah744
Sun May 19, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11704

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

BA wrote:
They should build a floating airport on Lake Washington, between the two floating bridges. :duck:

I think the shot fired was from Bill Gates.

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by Utah744
Thu May 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 7831

Re: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?

After the A380 is gone they will use them for B747s. Oh, wait. Guess not.

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by Utah744
Fri May 03, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12549

Re: DL, why no B77W?

StudiodeKadent wrote:
KFTG wrote:
How is the 77W (an aircraft currently in production and receiving warranty support through Boeing) "obsolete"?


Its obsolete in the sense that the A350-1000 can play the exact same role in a fleet, but at much lower cost.

Operating cost.

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by Utah744
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21738

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

I wonder if the FA selling her schedule is using the extra money to get her kid into Yale?

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by Utah744
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS new destination
Replies: 40
Views: 7347

Re: VS new destination

Throughout 2019, Virgin have now announced and launched new route to: London Heathrow - Las Vegas (Starts 31 March 2019) Manchester - Los Angeles (Starts 26 May 2019) London Heathrow - Tel Aviv (Starts 25 September 2019) This makes it the fourth new route in a year - plus a few more rumoured in 202...

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by Utah744
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 57
Views: 6167

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

I think some might end up being really big hotels.

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by Utah744
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 A380 having problems currently.
Replies: 54
Views: 14597

Re: BA27 A380 having problems currently.

Flew with a FO who's wife had the roofer spend more time inside than on the roof.

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by Utah744
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55124

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

HIA350 wrote:
DGVT wrote:
Delta is going to get rid all of them because the Anet rumor that it can't do LAX-SYD is true.



yes they are scrapping them, sell them to coke and pepsi to become soda cans


Delta is a Coke airline. :D

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by Utah744
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 27128

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

The amount of infrastructure changes made at airports to accommodate higher wings and engines for something of this scale would be more than or the same as the Airbus A380. I can't imagine many airlines wanting to redesign hangars and maintenance areas for something like this anytime soon. YES, I u...

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by Utah744
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight number question
Replies: 36
Views: 3403

Re: Delta flight number question

I had a flight MSP-LAS flight number 711 (I believe many airlines have a 711 to LAS) and the flight was on NWA ship 711 (a B-727-200) on July the 11th. Probably a good day to play the craps tables.

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by Utah744
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 737 Clips a DL 757 at LAX
Replies: 23
Views: 6224

Re: DL 737 Clips a DL 757 at LAX

This one at least wasn't a building hitting an airliner.

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by Utah744
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RA-96006 ex Domodedovo Airlines airborn
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Re: IL-96 RA-96006 flew again after 10 years of storage

Hope it gets some new paint.

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by Utah744
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 24818

Re: Delta Strives to Reach New Heights...Gay Porno

jetero wrote:
Oooooooooooooo I love it.

Northwest Airlines was ultra-modern and corrupted poor innocent Delta.

The NWA I worked wasn't ultra-modern. It was a dinosaur that made money.

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by Utah744
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 75
Views: 16749

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

sunking737 wrote:
Gee that's the same photo I saw yesterday. Folks will complain about it like all the other airlines, that have come out the last couple of years. ITs WAY BETTER then the current UAL

I think your logo was the best. I am partial though.

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by Utah744
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26343

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

CALTECH wrote:
jumbojet wrote:
article mentioned the plane, a Boeing 787-900, only had 180 passengers on board. A rather light load don't you think?


But still a heavier load than the Delta 787-9 flying the same route.


Delta doesn't fly the B-787 (any variety) the order was cancelled years ago.

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by Utah744
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?
Replies: 65
Views: 9508

Re: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?

How is that concept working for WOW and Iccelandair?

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by Utah744
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 147
Views: 12996

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

The Port of Seattle needs to reward airlines that upgage and fly widebodies into Seatac and cut slots for small airliners. Eventually every flight from airline hubs and major cities into Seattle will be widebodies Ah, you are a DL spy! :o AS, WN, B6, etc could not participate because they are narro...

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by Utah744
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26343

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

Wonder when they realized they were running way over their projected fuel burn. It is hard to believe it all of a sudden happened the last hour before landing. If they overflew Fiji (NAN) with it's 11,500' runway they may have some explaining to do. No one wants to make an extra stop but you've got ...

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by Utah744
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 147
Views: 12996

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

The Port of Seattle needs to reward airlines that upgage and fly widebodies into Seatac and cut slots for small airliners. Eventually every flight from airline hubs and major cities into Seattle will be widebodies

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by Utah744
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS 787 MOU with Boeing lapses
Replies: 29
Views: 6692

Re: MAS 787 MOU with Boeing lapses

gatibosgru wrote:
I'm sure A would be happy to send some 330NEOs their way :P

Would A be willing to take back some A-380s? If yes, a deal.

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by Utah744
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific
Replies: 25
Views: 7233

Re: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific

Typically on my flights from Japan to the US there was often a large fleet of Japanese fishing boats 600-800 miles off the coast. Hundreds of them following the schools of fish. I don't remember red and green lights but lots of white lights.

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by Utah744
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX
Replies: 75
Views: 12611

Re: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX

I see Alaska pulling a Delta and protect their turf with lower fares and see how long SY will last.

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by Utah744
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 11290

Re: Air France Us expansion

compensateme wrote:
The OP is probably fairly young, I wouldn’t be too hard on him...

Don't be hard on old people too. For that matter how about being nice to all people.

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by Utah744
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 7219

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

chiki wrote:
Very good exercise, its just shows how much more pollution you contribute when you flies First or Bus, really wonder how it compares with pvt jets, trains

What kind of routing over the Atlantic would the trains take?

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by Utah744
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 17090

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

Is it just me, or are the engines on the 75's particularly prone to failure? Seems like DL has had a number of in-flight emergencies with its 757 engines. You have to wonder if DL is flying them a bit past their prime and should have ordered the A321s earlier. I had 4 year as a B757 Captain. One st...

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by Utah744
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada dash 8-100
Replies: 46
Views: 6656

Re: Air Canada dash 8-100

stinson108 wrote:
30 years! That’s seems old for a commercial bird.
Must be a great design and a money maker to be hanging around that long

Delta will probably pick them up. :D

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by Utah744
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 28381

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Erebus wrote:
Ah, so he's realised that throwing A380s/779s to every destination won't stick and that it is time to opt for smaller darts. :duck:

The Swearengen Metroliner?

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by Utah744
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 10282

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

iahcsr wrote:
Pyrex wrote:
Just flew HNL-EWR this week (connecting from Hawaiian), that airport is a complete craphole, not sure $200 million would be enough even if they threw it all at HNL.

Are you referring to HNL in general or UA’s station specifically ?

Maybe he was referring to EWR. :lol:

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by Utah744
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 139
Views: 29515

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

NYPECO wrote:
"A100-1000" sounds very strange.

If Hawaiian bought them they could call them "Hawaii 5-0s"

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by Utah744
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 6332

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

Two little tidbits:
1. The only people NW treated worse than their employees were their passengers.
2. A sewage treatment North of Fargo was named by their pilots Lake Nyrop.

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by Utah744
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 6996

Re: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell

[quote=. On a not so related note, did NWA employ a sizeable amount of Dutch speaking cabin crew? I know we have Dutch speakers on our AMS flights but not sure if NWA did as well (considering they had so many AMS flights).[/quote] According to Wiki 90-93% of Dutch speak English. Probably higher on D...

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by Utah744
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 10946

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

[quote="l DL tried HND from DTW, it didn't work out well for them. But seems to be functioning better from MSP. Slots are pretty tight into the HND market to begin with, not sure of the Japanese market will ease up at least for the run of the Olympics.[/quote] If I remember correctly (I could b...

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by Utah744
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 11274

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

[quote
But hey, might put out the volcano[/quote]

Steam

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by Utah744
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 104
Views: 12446

Re: Delta to Start Service at ORH

Prost wrote:
One of my first layovers was in ORH on a NW DC-9-10. Late 1980s of course.

We might have flown together. I upgraded to DC-9 Captain in 1985 and remember the feeling that we were landing on a carrier with that steep cliff landing to the west. The morning departure was really early too.

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by Utah744
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauges Second HPN-ATL flight to Mainline
Replies: 13
Views: 2649

Re: DL Upgauges Second HPN-ATL flight to Mainline

I found it interesting for a couple of reasons. HPN going to all mainline to ATL is nice upgage and one less RJ to ATL. I flew DC-9-30s into NPN from DTW for years and the route did well. I'm sure ATL will too. FWIW "Let the Lion roar."

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by Utah744
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 79522

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJ8f5U ... e=youtu.be

Just 77 miles.. For Texas drivers an easy 45 minute drive. :D
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Longhornmaniac wrote:
Looks like the new Food and Fuel/Cell Lot is opening sometime in July.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJ8f5U ... e=youtu.be

Just 77 miles.. For Texas drivers an easy 45 minute drive. :D

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by Utah744
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.
Replies: 7
Views: 3180

Re: Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.

Great find. Thanks for sharing. Amazing video.

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by Utah744
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 2035

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

Having Greg Hyslop and hypersonic in the same sentence is a little scary.

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by Utah744
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75682

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

[/quote]

Robert Hays from “Airplane” was on the flight! That’s worth the price of the flight right there![/quote]

Was he nervous and sweating?

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by Utah744
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog opens cargo door in flight
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: Dog opens cargo door in flight

I had to check the calendar real quick to see if it was April 1st.

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by Utah744
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats
Replies: 72
Views: 15866

Re: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats

Are they going to try the NEOs next?

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by Utah744
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4622

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

I think we'll see Pigs fly first.

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by Utah744
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 25 Years from Today: What will Airlines Look Like?
Replies: 20
Views: 2404

Re: 25 Years from Today: What will Airlines Look Like?

Delta's newest plane will roll off the production line this year.

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by Utah744
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 10606

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Too bad he didn't do that in PHX today with a plane that had been on the ground an hour. Aero BBQ.

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