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by B757Forever
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 101
Views: 15985

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

What an idiot. Loss of air data information could lead to catastrophic consequences. Hopefully, they lock him up for a long time. Take his license away. Lock him up. If released he needs to be on the no-fly list. Tampering with the air-data system could lead to wildly erroneous air speed and altitu...

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by B757Forever
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?
Replies: 35
Views: 6285

Re: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?

Those cloth seats on the AA MD-80 were VERY Comfortable. Unfortunately, they just don’t make them like they used to. Very true, leather seats on airliners are an abomination and should be outlawed I cut apart used cloth and leather seats and from then on preferred leather. As an enthusiast, I'm mor...

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by B757Forever
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 114801

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Thank goodness, soon DL will be rid of them and airline travel will take a giant step forward. GF Seriously. Give me a nice modern A321, I'd much rather fly on that than an MD80 that AA hasn't upgraded since 1996. The MD-80 is history. I rarely fly propellers, never for over 90 minutes, as I know t...

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by B757Forever
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA Helps Boy With Autism
Replies: 24
Views: 4176

Re: Non-power tripping FAs - Newsworthy

Plain and simple. These are good people just being themselves.

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by B757Forever
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 154
Views: 45952

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

747classic wrote:
Are the temporary repairs performed by a Boeing AOG team ?



No. Delta technicians are doing the work.

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by B757Forever
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 154
Views: 45952

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Correct. And immediate thoughts that 5643 is a part-out job, I'm hearing the goal is to repair. Now obviously that could change upon further review. I must chime in here, as this thread has gone off the rails. Known-Knowns - Facts Not In Dispute: I. The aircraft suffered damage from an apparent har...

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by B757Forever
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace B737 loses nose gear after hard landing
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: Air Peace B737 loses nose gear after hard landing

Would that make them "Air Pieces" then?

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by B757Forever
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 40
Views: 7181

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

And another $518M towards profit sharing. YTD profit sharing total is $739M. WOW!

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by B757Forever
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15281

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

the delta crew did not shut down the engine????? Engines will always still windmill, even after shutdown. Short of a catastrophic failure or loss of oil pressure, engines will never fully seize. The pilots shutting down the engine would have entailed stopping all fluids and air transfer between eng...

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by B757Forever
Tue May 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16756

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

downdata wrote:
777 - the wide body version of max
787- the dreamliner of max
797 - the latest version of max
747F - the freighter version of max
:spin:



OMG!!! That makes the 757 and 767 cousins of the MAX... We're all doomed.

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by B757Forever
Tue May 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8284

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

Excellent! Thanks for sharing. I see some of my beloved Texas International Convair 600s in the video too.

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by B757Forever
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?
Replies: 33
Views: 14708

Re: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?

Generically speaking, this is normal. You have to go to each dent and check to see if it is within allowable limits as described in the structural repair manual. If it’s within allowable limits, it needs to be documented in the maintenance tracking system and cleared. If it’s not within allowable l...

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by B757Forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 43
Views: 9758

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

mkorpal333 wrote:
Icelandair still has their flight inbound as well.


Because people like fish! :)

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by B757Forever
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article
Replies: 36
Views: 4778

Re: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article

That's not a confirmation. That's a confirmation of a maybe, one that was already stated before. There's nothing stopping DL from implementing free WiFi right now except $$$. What's stopping them now is not dollars, it's bandwidth. Once it's free and everyone uses it, it needs to have much broader ...

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by B757Forever
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 80
Views: 13919

Re: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

william wrote:
I remember Boeing not cooperating during Delta's Bankruptcy negotiations.


During the DL bankruptcy, Boeing was one of the biggest creditors and was DLs greatest ally. I never heard anything to suggest that Boeing was uncooperative during that time.

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by B757Forever
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 80
Views: 13919

Re: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

I wonder if maybe it has to do with Delta's affinity for maintaining and refurbishing their own aircraft. Maybe Boeing aircraft use more "proprietary" parts whereas Airbus has minimal proprietary components and openly share drawings for ease of manufacture. Just a shot in the dark. I also...

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by B757Forever
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 80
Views: 13919

Re: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

someone else correct me if Im wrong but DL only has a handful of 737's left on Boeings order books whereas they have a plethora of Airbus products in the pipeline. The Airbus orders outweigh the Boeing orders by a very large margin That is mainly because the 737-900 deliveries started well before t...

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by B757Forever
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388210

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Looking at the all the elevator bell crank issues - I'm quite miffed these things weren't grounded 18 years ago and these 1982 certified crap parts weren't all redesigned with something from the current technological era (1988+). Metallurgy changed considerably in those 6 years. I work in maintenan...

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by B757Forever
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s in Atlanta
Replies: 56
Views: 8695

Re: Delta MD-88s in Atlanta

Bastian has been quoted saying the MD-88s will be gone in 2020. He didn't say Jan 2020 - he didn't say December 2020. At the moment there are still ~80 active MD-88s, and yes, they fly routes like ATL-ALB. The current plan is a steady pulldown of the fleet that accelerates after summer 2020 with th...

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by B757Forever
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down
Replies: 41
Views: 6588

Re: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down

sunking737 wrote:
Does anyone know if Delta is still using the old Western Airlines building also at LAX??


To the best of my knowledge, DL is no longer using any of the Western facilities. However, DL is currently building a new hangar at LAX.

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by B757Forever
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair (Prop) Question!
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Convair (Prop) Question!

It's been over 30 years since I worked on or rode on a Convair. From what I recall, the canopy door has two "hooks" on the lower edge. The bottom part of the door opening has two articulating mechanisms that rotate up after the door is lowered and engage the hooks and pull the door down to...

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by B757Forever
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and UPS 757s
Replies: 29
Views: 6217

Re: FedEx and UPS 757s

0277050,1898625,0808205 The UPS B757 package freighter had a special L-1 entry door.[#] ] The FedEx fleet is all conversions from passenger versions. They all have the standard L-1 door The Precision conversion takes a pax aircraft and installs the small crew entry door as well. http://www.precisio...

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by B757Forever
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 112
Views: 16227

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

I recall hearing in one of the executive briefings that the long range plan is to stabilize at around 50 total aircraft in that fleet. There will always be markets that can't support any more than 50 seats.

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by B757Forever
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 9057

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

I don’t think so. At DL I have seen numerous transplant organs carried in the cockpit. I specifically recall them placing a container behind the copilot marked "human eyes". Does the captain have the authority to decline having those items in the cockpit? The captain has the authority to ...

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by B757Forever
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 9057

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

kiowa wrote:
Flighty wrote:
Usually this type of cargo flies in the cockpit.


I don’t think so.


At DL I have seen numerous transplant organs carried in the cockpit. I specifically recall them placing a container behind the copilot marked "human eyes".

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by B757Forever
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's
Replies: 17
Views: 3865

Re: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's

If not SF Express as freighters, then I’d expect Icelandair to buy them. Russian carriers are more likely to get planes from a third party lessor or their country’s government. I assume we're talking about LN 1047 and LN 1048. These are Rolls Royce powered aircraft. Perfect fit for Iceland Air if t...

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by B757Forever
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's
Replies: 17
Views: 3865

Re: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's

If not SF Express as freighters, then I’d expect Icelandair to buy them. Russian carriers are more likely to get planes from a third party lessor or their country’s government. I assume we're talking about LN 1047 and LN 1048. These are Rolls Royce powered aircraft. Perfect fit for Iceland Air if t...

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by B757Forever
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's
Replies: 17
Views: 3865

Re: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's

garf25 wrote:
Two of them were the last 757's built. Surely they have a value for further use...



The last 757 built, LN 1050, is an ex-Shanghai aircraft now operating with Delta as ship 6823.

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by B757Forever
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 14046

Re: Southwest grounds planes again for maintenance issues

From the article... "A Southwest spokesperson said the carrier voluntarily followed the FAA mandate." Perhaps the spokesperson should have used different wording... It gave me a chuckle.

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by B757Forever
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Special Liveries
Replies: 41
Views: 5454

Re: Delta and Special Liveries

Exactly. DL is all about consistent branding. Non-standard liveries are viewed as a distortion of the DL brand.

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by B757Forever
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Mistreatment of Parkinson's Pax
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

Re: B6 Mistreatment of Parkinson's Pax

Apparently a Cornell professor, flying from LAX to SYR on B6, was treated quite shabbily by B6 personnel at LAX. What they apparently did not realize was the fact this individual suffers from Parkinson's. Someone(s) should have some explaining to do. https://cnycentral.com/news/local/parkinsons-awa...

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by B757Forever
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 49794

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

Aircraft are a huge investment. Buyers of Boeing and Airbus aircraft buy them with high confidence that there will be factory engineering and material support for the life of the aircraft. The Chinese are more than capable of building high quality products. Making a product is a huge hurdle, support...

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by B757Forever
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's (US) Election Day Commercial
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: Delta's (US) Election Day Commercial

DeltaB717 wrote:
I'm sure I'm just missing something (I'm a bit slow this morning), but who are the "half a million people" they refer to?


The half a million that fly on DL every day.

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by B757Forever
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 134
Views: 13058

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

Have to disagreement, while both employee groups were and are very professional a DL / CO merger would not have been a good fit, no great strategic advantages and the culture of the two airlines was totally different A merger was proposed in fact but shot down by Continental’s CEO, Gordon Bethune w...

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by B757Forever
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 134
Views: 13058

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

I wanted a Delta/Continental merger. It would have been amazing. They were the two most professional workgroups in the industry. Both took pride in their work. Have to disagreement, while both employee groups were and are very professional a DL / CO merger would not have been a good fit, no great s...

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by B757Forever
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit
Replies: 28
Views: 8205

Re: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit

Typically airlines have not gone back to retrofit the scimitar. New plane have the latest and the older model have the older version. UA retrofitted their entire fleet, WN retrofitted all of their 800s and a number of 700s, AS retrofitted most of their fleet. Every airline makes a different choice ...

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by B757Forever
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 19560

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

JannEejit wrote:
berari wrote:
Why is the inaugural out on January 31? That's 3 months out, what's the aircraft doing for three months?


And will they have received further examples by January too ?


By January there will be 4 of them in the fleet.

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by B757Forever
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Stored Incident Airliners
Replies: 12
Views: 3964

Re: Status of Stored Incident Airliners

DL ship 909 was loaded on a barge and moved to a scrap yard in Port Elizabeth New Jersey. Once there, it had specific parts harvested and the remainder was scrapped.

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by B757Forever
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 8339

Re: Delta to get rid of single use plastics

redzeppelin wrote:
As I said in the other thread: The first step toward eliminating the plastic cups is to just give me the whole can of soda (chilled :)).


We may as well lock the thread. People are talking crazy now! :lol:

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by B757Forever
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville
Replies: 33
Views: 9771

Re: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville

Almost every day in the US a cockpit window cracks on a commercial aircraft. I see them regularly. It makes for great, sensational journalism on a slow news day but is not too far out of the ordinary. I seriously doubt that this happens on a regular basis... I've worked in aircraft maintenance for ...

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by B757Forever
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville
Replies: 33
Views: 9771

Re: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville

Almost every day in the US a cockpit window cracks on a commercial aircraft. I see them regularly. It makes for great, sensational journalism on a slow news day but is not too far out of the ordinary.

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by B757Forever
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?
Replies: 42
Views: 7362

Re: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?

On these two particular aircraft, based on the dates the photos were taken, I would guess 993 is still wearing factory paint whereas 978 had been repainted. Over the years I have seen aircraft delivered from the factory that had subtle deviations. During the DL / NW merger, aircraft were being paint...

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by B757Forever
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 9123

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

Congrats the the hard working employees at United. It's good to see the US airline industry stabilizing and turning more consistent profits.

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by B757Forever
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14769

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Hotels are full service. There is transportation from the airport, the room is cleaned each day, the linens are washed and there is a restaurant. Who would do all that in said house?

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by B757Forever
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 85
Views: 21477

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

These also aren't DL approved photos. What is it that DL "approved" photos would otherwise reveal or disguise? Statements like the above are welcome grist for the cynical consumer mill. I assume what he means is that the photos released by Delta are professionally shot clean images with p...

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by B757Forever
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 13337

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

[ DL employs and army of accounting/finance people who evaluated (1) extending the life of the MD-88/90, (2) ordering 321CEO to replace them and (3) ordering 321NEO to replace them — using worst-case scenarios over the next 20+ years — and concluded that the 321CEO was their best option. Accounting...

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by B757Forever
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 12881

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

I 100% blame the airline. It is your choice to be involved in this idiotic situation to make a few bucks. What about the emotions of everybody else? I was under the impression that emotional support animals flew without charge. That is why so many people all of the sudden need "emotional suppo...

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by B757Forever
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 Being Scrapped
Replies: 42
Views: 17002

Re: First 717 Being Scrapped

It appears that Turkmenistan is sending a 2005 built (#55186) to EGPB to be scrapped which would be the first 717 (other than the prototype) to be scrapped. Very odd that neither Delta nor Hawaiian would not be interested in a late model 717 with few hours and cycles. Delta has purchased the Turk 7...

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by B757Forever
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 Being Scrapped
Replies: 42
Views: 17002

Re: First 717 Being Scrapped

Parton my ignorance but don’t a lot of the airframe parts and engines need paperwork for last maintenance and hours flown? Many of the parts DL is after (cowlings, fairings, gear doors, flight controls etc) can be used after a detailed visual inspection or an inspection per the CMM. Other parts (co...

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