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by hOMSaR
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was there an innovation drought during the 1990's and 2000's?
Replies: 13
Views: 1715

Re: Why was there an innovation drought during the 1990's and 2000's?

VirginFlyer wrote:
Not the best taste really - terminal illnesses and suicide aren’t joking matters. That said, maybe you could do us all a favour and “dignitas” your A.net account - it is terminally flawed in the logic department with a severe self-reinforcing delusion.

V/F


Thank you.

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by hOMSaR
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 121
Views: 12001

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

Boeing also probably has some protection through product liability insurance. Honest question: Is there any insurance out there that is going to pay out billions of dollars for something like this? I don’t know much about insurance for extremely-high-value items, but it seems unlikely that there wo...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 121
Views: 12001

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

I don't know what the rules are in the states as far as transferring money from one division of a company to another. Could Boeing Corporation use money from say Boeing Defense to minimize the loses at Boeing Commercial Aircraft? Commercial and Defense Business unit are part of the same company at ...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 9887

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

Francoflier wrote:
Nooooooooo!! Not the wine!...
:hissyfit:


I can imagine some passengers on that flight being shaken up by the turbulence and thinking, “after all that, I need a drink.”

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by hOMSaR
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1749
Views: 311471

Re: United in Pennsylvania

Big picture question, is there any reasons you can think of that UA would want to radically reduce service or even eliminate a LARGE airport? Questions that come to mind are: Why serve MIA when FLL is so near? Why serve PHL when EWR is only 80 miles away? Why serve BWI when IAD is so close? A big q...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6293

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

I’m envisioning OP spins two wheels (one with an airline’s name and the other with an aircraft type) and that determines the next topic that gets posted.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: July 7 DL583 DTW-PVG uses A332?
Replies: 9
Views: 2170

Re: July 7 DL583 DTW-PVG uses A332?

Airplane range is never a single distance number, regardless of measurement units used.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14395

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

vahancrazy wrote:
Next question: are all luggages properly checked in order to make sure no battery is in the cargo hold?


I would expect there would be no practical way of doing so.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 74
Views: 14508

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

I've got return flights LHR-ORD (outbound via BRU, return direct) with United and Brussels Airlines (for the LHR-BRU segment) for £259. The 'fare' was apparently $13, with the rest being taxes and fees. This is basic economy, no bag, but still. Crazy cheap. I'm fully expecting a terrible seat (alth...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In flight magazines and headphones on board
Replies: 14
Views: 2312

Re: In flight magazines and headphones on board

My wonder is, when do headphone jacks go away completely given that many new personal devices (mainly Apple products) no longer even support them. Would there be a technical challenge in getting in-seat entertainment to connect to Bluetooth?

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by hOMSaR
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13670

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

I’ve noticed Delta puts wrist bands that scan on children’s wrists... wonder if lack ot technology played a part... UA already is planning on adding scannable wristbands in the coming weeks. The training has already been completed by staff. Aren't boarding passes scannable? Don't gate agents physic...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 829
Views: 119147

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

‘Twould be helpful if a large thread like this could have a page 1 (preferably even post #1) summary of key points of what we know so far. Even better if it could be kept reasonably updated whenever a major development occurs. Otherwise, you’ll have 25 pages of people going in loops arguing over the...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United goes double daily SFO-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 7015

Re: United goes double daily SFO-HKG

Just out of curiosity, what’s significant about the different days of the week that would warrant a different departure time (only 15 minutes), yet give the same arrival time?

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by hOMSaR
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1749
Views: 311471

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Don't think your distribution proves that much. Of course we all know hubs and the most major cities make up a lot of mainline, that's pretty much a given.... Yes, that is a given. The distribution was to show you how quickly the total adds up outside of the hubs. The following airports add up to 5...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Air updates
Replies: 7
Views: 1943

Re: California Pacific Air updates

I remember when ProAir said they were going to regroup and get back in the air, too.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 30
Views: 5160

Re: How much range is too much?

I say, if it has 20,000 mile range, it’s probably too much.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16749

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Is it heading to BA? Don't forget, QR is a shareholder of IAG, surely they can make arrangement for BA to have the 6 QR A380s for a song. The song will be a wail, because the QR frames have GP7200 and BA runs Trents. OMG. BA and WW are such huge moaners. I really cannot stand them. I mean, they hav...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4677

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

The stretched 200 was originally referred to SUD but changed to EUD (Extended Upper Deck) when it was pointed out the in medical circles SUD was often an abbreviation for Sudden Unexplained Death. I’ve never heard that before. Every plane I’ve seen has been designated as -200SUD. Looking just now t...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 8535

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

texl1649 wrote:
Why would Boeing be paying what they are to give up on the primary product line’s anchor product?


Because the product wasn’t what they were after.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11603

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

psolk wrote:
Silly question but is that the wingtip position or is it in the "folded" position... Almost looks like it is folded up.


It is folded.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?
Replies: 26
Views: 4937

Re: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?

Are you sure you landed “in a field” and not just at another airport?

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356595

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

https://www.airliners.net/photo/United- ... LL/5560595


Looks fine, except that the "EXPRESS" titles are very low contrast. Maybe that was the goal, to de-emphasize the express?
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jworks158 wrote:
What do you think of the E175 in full colors? https://www.airliners.net/photo/United- ... LL/5560595


Looks fine, except that the "EXPRESS" titles are very low contrast. Maybe that was the goal, to de-emphasize the express?

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by hOMSaR
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production
Replies: 34
Views: 11380

Re: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production

Will Boeing keep the 737-800 in production longer to address plane shortages at airlines affected by the 737 MAX grounding? There is a market for some additional 737-800's at airlines such as WN who are facing plane shortages resulting from the 737 MAX grounding until the 737 MAX safety issues are ...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production
Replies: 34
Views: 11380

Re: Last Ever 737 NG Rolls Off The Line

In the UK's case they will be replacing the 707 based E3 Sentry delivered in 1991-2 (ref: http://www.armedforces.co.uk/raf/listings/l0026.html ) because they felt it was better to move on to a more modern aircraft with more modern systems then continuing to invest in the 707 aircraft. Veering off t...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23029

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

sargester wrote:
They didn't unless it was HNL or LHR or similar tier business cities


HNL is a business city?

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by hOMSaR
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52865

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

1989worstyear wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Replacement for the 757 indeed, those planes are getting old.


Unlike their A320's or 772's from 2001-02. :cheeky:


Or their 737-800s from the same timeframe. What’s your point?

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by hOMSaR
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1749
Views: 311471

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Are the new ExpressJet 175s going to be in the new 70-seat configuration, or the old 76-seat config?

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by hOMSaR
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 67467

Re: Stratolaunch

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-stratolaunch-exclus/exclusive-space-firm-founded-by-billionaire-paul-allen-closing-operations-sources-idUSKCN1T12FD?fbclid=IwAR2powjLJbbmaqe_93oV64lruOiQh4YIowuOI50R534z2Uh8BRsYm6MgjPw The end? If true, that really sucks. But its being proved tha...

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 30, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15739

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

No it's called fiction. You do know that this thread is about UA and DL right? Yes I know but for the sake of putting this debate rest, I'll just ignore your comments. Give it a rest. You can ignore someone’s comments, but you can’t ignore the fact (which should have been blatantly obvious) that th...

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49824

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

I know this absolutely is not going to happen, but my one request anyway: Hang onto the A310s a little longer, and fly them on some domestic Canadian or transborder US routes so I can fly on them and get *A credit.

You can retire them the next day, and proceed business as usual from that point.

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by hOMSaR
Wed May 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 11135

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Mexicana went bankrupt almost 10 years ago (before the neo was even launched). How are their orders still on the books?

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by hOMSaR
Mon May 13, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19796

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Why on earth was this approved? It hasn't been approved yet. Shareholders and government regulators still have to approve it. Are Westjet in such financial turmoil that they had to accept this? It has nothing to do with financial turmoil. Onex is offering a 67% premium over Friday's closing share p...

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by hOMSaR
Wed May 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon
Replies: 19
Views: 4448

Re: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon

Curious how the "these things always come in threes" people in the Challenger 600 crash thread account for this one. Is this the start of a new 3? I was actually curious which "three" they were referring to. I mean, is there a fixed timeframe to which the count of three applies,...

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by hOMSaR
Mon May 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 66193

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

I know I'm probably sounding like a broken record at this point, but I really still don't understand why no one bothered to save 9V-SKA, either to preserve it for display, or at least to operate it. I mean, surely being the plane that operated the first commercial A380 would have given it some valu...

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by hOMSaR
Sun May 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MIA-SNU canceled 04May and 05May
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Re: AA MIA-SNU canceled 04May and 05May

Clue is in … where is SNU? Look it up: https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/IATA_Codes/IATA_Code_S.htm Remember when this forum had all the IATA codes stored so you could just over over the code and it would give you them??? Good times Except for those of us that primarily visit the site on mobil...

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 03, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United expansion in FRA
Replies: 19
Views: 5305

Re: United expansion in FRA

They haven't flown that in quite some time. I see NZ001 as a daily flight on LON-LAX. Not sure where you got your information from, that NZ is not flying this route. If that comment is for me, I think we said the same thing... You said opposite things. You said "they haven't flown that in quit...

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12557

Re: DL, why no B77W?

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. Definition of obsolete, per Merriam-Webster: no longer in use or no ...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4215

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

Baade 152? passenger jet that never entered service Avro C102? ditto If we're counting stuff that never entered service, there was the Dornier 728. One plane was built (maybe a second was under construction? Don't remember), then the company went bankrupt and the program died. Also, if we're counti...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 12817

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

No such thing as a 777-322ER. Boeing hasn’t used customer codes since 2016. UA never took delivery of any 77Ws before that date. 22 was CO’s old customer code which was transferred to UA post merger. Between the 2010 merger and the 2016 discontinuation of customer codes, UA DID take delivery of -x2...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714015

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Ok, so Boeing's stock tanks, then what, they use the dreaded Chpt.11 to clear pensions, union contracts, other debt, re-organize then start selling all their a/c at even greater give away prices, and the aviation industry is better because they start increasing their market share by selling a/c at ...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 26
Views: 16696

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

Are these positions for a certain term length, or just until someone somehow decides it’s time for a particular member to no longer be a mod?

How often do new mod positions get posted?

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by hOMSaR
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?
Replies: 33
Views: 14667

Re: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?

How do they know a plane has dents from hail in the first place? I mean, obviously, you might see some of them, but do they have to do a full thorough check of every plane on the ground during a hail storm to find out if there were any dents in the first place? Do they have to check the whole fusela...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714015

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Yes, with 5 sensors, each of which has a 20% failure rate, the chance of any one of the sensors failing is 100%. That does not mean that you will get a failure every time, because sometimes you will get multiple failures and sometimes you will get zero failures. You get it wrong. Sorry. 100% probab...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: 737MAX performance display, in retrospect. Questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 2147

Re: VIDEO: 737MAX performance display, in retrospect. Questions.

These videos also give a very distorted view of the airplane’s angle. The telephoto effect makes it look like the plane was nearly vertical, but in reality, the plane was within its normal operating envelope. Maybe close to the edge of it, but still, for a lightly loaded plane, there’s probably no r...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6183

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

At the time, WN's model was based around operating aircraft mostly of the same size so that frames could be easily swapped. They did depart from that a bit by ordering the -500. But the -700 was about the same size as the -300 it replaced. It was only in the last few years that WN started ordering ...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind (IATA: N4) ETOPS operations suspended
Replies: 13
Views: 3567

Re: Nordwind (IATA: N4) ETOPS operations suspended

Russian transcons ... can overfly Siberia without ETOPS. This is actually a minor misunderstanding of ETOPs, as there are many overland routes in sparsely populated regions where ETOPS rules must be applied. Even over the Australian outback, for night time overflights ETOPS rules are applied due to...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was this Joey's (N365FE) last flight?
Replies: 42
Views: 9580

Re: Was this Joey's last flight?

ScroogeMcDuck wrote:
Ok, I'll bite: why is it named Joey?


And does he like movies about gladiators?

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by hOMSaR
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35309

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Lufthansa would be plain stupid to downgrade to the MAX for one simple reason: containerised luggage. Their operations heavily depend on flexibility. For instance, passengers missed their connection, bags have to be unloaded. Then the pax still make it at the very last minute and bags have to be re...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1749
Views: 311471

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Can United bring some 757s out of storage to replace the 737 MAX 9? I don’t think UA has any flyable 757s in storage other than, maybe, the one PS frame they retired last month. Everything else has been gone for years and either sold off (Fedex bought a bunch for freighter conversion) or probably i...

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