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by bluejuice
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA has retrofitted many of their 737s with scimitars- why haven't AA and DL done the same?
Replies: 14
Views: 1700

Re: UA has retrofitted many of their 737s with scimitars- why haven't AA and DL done the same?

I worked at a company in a different industry that was often caught up in public speculation along the lines of, "Company X did this. Why isn't Company Y doing it too?" I'll go with the answer that someone crunched the numbers internally based on proprietary information and that led to the...

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by bluejuice
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unpainted plugged windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2212

Re: Unpainted plugged windows

I'm going to guess that the plane was painted white with windows installed. When the new interior was installed the plugs got put in where needed. When you get them for AB they are light grey. These airlines just put them in without painting them to match the fuselage color. Gray plugs seems like t...

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by bluejuice
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 4440

Re: Rename PHX

I believe a major public venue should only be named after a person at least a decade after they have died. This gives time to assess their actual contribution and positive impact they had on society. I'm sure something will be named after Senator McCain but the rush to so is unnecessary.

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by bluejuice
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?
Replies: 55
Views: 3547

Re: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?

I can tell you from sitting Alert in the late 70's there are pre-positioned supplies of POL at various places around the world. The sorties, back then, were set for 2 air refuelings and a lengthy low-level route. There was no A/R post strike just a couple of hour flight to a landing strip for refue...

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by bluejuice
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One in Colombia?
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: Air Force One in Colombia?

Spotted the USA 747 at the Bogotà airport this morning, out by the hangars with the military aircraft. Is this real deal? Or an older version getting service/repurposing? (Just joined, don’t know how to post photo on mobile) As an additional point, the callsign Air Force One is only used when the P...

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by bluejuice
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One in Colombia?
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: Air Force One in Colombia?

Spotted the USA 747 at the Bogotà airport this morning, out by the hangars with the military aircraft. Is this real deal? Or an older version getting service/repurposing? (Just joined, don’t know how to post photo on mobile) As an additional point, the callsign Air Force One is only used when the P...

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by bluejuice
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 9586

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

acjbbj wrote:
717 MAX 2

717 MAX 3


I'm guessing it would be the 717 MAX 8 and MAX 9. According to every gee-whiz marketing genius, that is the only way to sell planes in East Asian countries. I'm sure their market research claims people only get on planes with 8s and 9s in the name. :D

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by bluejuice
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 6270

Re: Best airline call signs

Virgin America - "Redwood"

As someone pointed out years ago at A.net, it fits VX's Northern California roots and the brand's love for double entendre.

Sadly the airlines is no more.

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by bluejuice
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: General aviation ferry flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2726

Re: General aviation ferry flights

Very interesting article on GA ferry flights. I've always wondered how you get a Cessna all the way to Europe from the factory, for example. I always thought they disassembled and shipped them. Guess not... https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34484972 Hope to track down a blog I read years back writt...

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by bluejuice
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5145

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

Putting my work hat on, I am guessing it's because the information is drawn from legacy databases. In many established industries I have worked in, data is held in massive databases designed decades ago. Built for stability and compatibility with a large number of disparate systems, changes do not c...

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by bluejuice
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48089

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

george77300 wrote:
LATEST CONFORMATION

95 onboard (unsure if 95 pax + crew or 95 total) but,

ALL SURVIVED


Just read the same. Best possible news for a bad situation. Hope to hear no one was seriously hurt.

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by bluejuice
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion
Replies: 57
Views: 3768

Re: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion

IMHO, unless the jamming is integral to the story, I'd skip it. Sounds too much like a fantasy James Bond supervillain weapon. While still improbable, sabotage or some other intentional action to disable the radios/electronics is more plausible. Radios do fail. Happened to a friend in a Cessna 182. ...

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by bluejuice
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: POTUS uses "AF2" to Huntington
Replies: 17
Views: 3708

Re: POTUS uses "AF2" to Huntington

This is really getting old. (1) It's a military aircraft, (2) *any* Air Force aircraft the POTUS is on becomes AF1. I don't understand why this concept is so difficult for people to understand. It's because there's only been about 30 threads addressing the subject in the last 15 years. Add, Marine ...

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by bluejuice
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 9466

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

"Southern California International" would have been better. To 95+% of North Americans, "Ontario" means the Province of Canada. I have no data to support my percentage, just my experience in marketing, brand recognition, and trademark strategy. You never fight an entrenched, ind...

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by bluejuice
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114442

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I am still hoping Southwest would pick up a few of these and convert them to all-Economy free-for-all seating 800 seater monsters! Imagine the joy of getting boarding position J37 or K49, and the adventure of walking across two decks looking for that coveted empty seat. I know I know this is not go...

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by bluejuice
Sun May 07, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coming Soon: A vegan fast food chain
Replies: 42
Views: 1812

Re: Coming Soon: A vegan fast food chain

There is already a small chain of vegan quick service restaurants operating in the US. https://lovinghut.us/ It all supposidly get tied to a cult but the food is actually pretty good. There is a sit down restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area that does not operate under the Loving Hut name but is ...

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by bluejuice
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 13 hours on a G650
Replies: 20
Views: 6709

Re: 13 hours on a G650

canyonblue17 wrote:
Still any thoughts on who might be on that flight? Any prominent South Florida names with ties to that country?


Weekend golf with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago? :)

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by bluejuice
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Exhaustion of American Liberalism
Replies: 26
Views: 1447

Re: The Exhaustion of American Liberalism

I don't see anything different about the liberal anger over the election of Donald Trump that I didn't see in conservative anger over the election of Barak Obama. What I do see is an increasing marginalization of the concept of a rational centrist philosophy in the US. People are demanding that eve...

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by bluejuice
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conference Call and Nothing is really happening
Replies: 29
Views: 909

Re: Conference Call and Nothing is really happening

I'm on one of those right now. Chugging along for 2 hours strong with no signs of winding down. I am essentially a "3 word wonder" on this call. I say, "Hi" when it begins, at some point I'll interject with a, "Yup" and I say, "Bye" when it finally ends. Thank...

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by bluejuice
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows
Replies: 28
Views: 5102

Re: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows

From what I have heard, winglets were never certified on the 737-600 so we will probably never see a 736 sporting a set.

Does AS flying some VFR routes in Alaska have anything to do with keeping eyebrow windows on new build NGs?

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by bluejuice
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Vision Airlines
Replies: 20
Views: 4092

Re: Status of Vision Airlines

Weren't they doing some kind of US government work to and from the Middle East at one point? Seems to remember they were using some pre-historic former UA 762s across the pond on a regular basis, N767VA, N769VA etc. Registrations on them were invisible unless the sun caught them from just the right...

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by bluejuice
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew
Replies: 98
Views: 21421

Re: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew

Moderation is key. That is probably the items that caused the hotel to bring up the issue. I am another person that will admit to taking a piece of fruit, extra bagel, or item to go at the hotel breakfast buffet. Chances are the hotel would have let things slide had the AI crews done something simi...

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by bluejuice
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 22314

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

Based on my experience as an AA passenger, I've has 3 occasions out of ATL where DL provided a part or technical assistance and one occasion where UA provided a part out of SFO. Seems airlines are willing to provide mutual assistance when they can. One captain even called out the fact that they may ...

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by bluejuice
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fukushima Reactor2 emitting 530 Sieverts/Hour Wow
Replies: 61
Views: 2509

Re: Fukushima Reactor2 emitting 530 Sieverts/Hour Wow

My understanding is once the pumps used to circulate coolant failed, the clock started ticking on a meltdown. Between the chaos following any major natural disaster, damaged infrastructure, flooding, and "face saving," the need to get working generators to the plant never got through to th...

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by bluejuice
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most ridiculous anet route proposals
Replies: 37
Views: 2491

Re: Most ridiculous anet route proposals

I would so love to see Fresno, CA to Fukuoka, Japan.

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by bluejuice
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 316146

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Interesting article on how Amazon is using their leased fleet. As many have stated, they are given operational flexibility. Shipments can go directly to airports close to their warehouses. As flights go point to point and do not pass through hubs, planes can leave later with orders placed by custome...

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by bluejuice
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 125245

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

This crash reminds me very much of the Avianca-B707 crash near New York where one mistake was that the crew didn't clearly declare an emergency case, IIRC. When the captain of LaMia 2933 used the word "priority," it sent chills up my spine. Living in New York at the time, I remember Avian...

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by bluejuice
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamie Oliver "torturing" his children
Replies: 40
Views: 2668

Re: Jamie Oliver "torturing" his children

I am a believer that parents should be able to name their children as they choose. Not a fan of government having a hand in all aspects of people's lives. That being said, I personally think people who give their kids strange and unusual names are just extending their own inflated sense of self wort...

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by bluejuice
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Records Statistically Ending?
Replies: 14
Views: 820

Re: World Records Statistically Ending?

photopilot wrote:
As long as there is a pharmaceutical industry there will always be new world records! :lol:


Classic SNL Sketch

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by bluejuice
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New format
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: New format

PeterEde wrote:
Needs more contrast
Requires sharpening
Blurry
Motif
Soon to be under exposed
Personal


Spot on. The new colors and theme are physically painful on the eyes. 1 minute need to jump to another site.

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by bluejuice
Wed May 11, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will EK Ever Get Narrow-body Aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 7172

RE: Will EK Ever Get Narrow-body Aircraft?

I bet EK will order the 757 MAX 8 when Boeing reopens the 757 line.   

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by bluejuice
Fri May 06, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Old Is Too Old For A Harbor Ferry?
Replies: 17
Views: 1914

RE: How Old Is Too Old For A Harbor Ferry?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747400sp" class="quote" target="_blank">747400sp</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>how old is too old, for a harbor fe...

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by bluejuice
Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A 762ER Fly SAN-FRA Profitably?
Replies: 44
Views: 9946

RE: Could A 762ER Fly SAN-FRA Profitably?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/blacksoviet" class="quote" target="_blank">blacksoviet</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>I remember <acronym title="Contine...

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by bluejuice
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Che Guevara - Hero Or...?
Replies: 167
Views: 5982

RE: Che Guevara - Hero Or...?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/YVRLTN" class="quote" target="_blank">YVRLTN</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i>Thanks for getting back on topic, an interes...

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by bluejuice
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Che Guevara - Hero Or...?
Replies: 167
Views: 5982

RE: Che Guevara - Hero Or...?

Ask 50 people and there will be 50 opinions. My take is he, like many people, started with good intentions and motives. Once successful, the oppressed became the oppressor. I can provide many examples but it will just divert attention from the topic at hand. I liken him to a "one hit wonder" who was...

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by bluejuice
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Strikes Plane On Finals To LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 23195

RE: Drone Strikes Plane On Finals To LHR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/motorhussy" class="quote" target="_blank">motorhussy</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Strike implies a deliberate action, ...

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by bluejuice
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To My Brother; Farewell Britannia 25
Replies: 73
Views: 5781

RE: To My Brother; Farewell Britannia 25

Godspeed Britannia25. You will be missed.

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by bluejuice
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTubers That Are Actually Good
Replies: 24
Views: 2634

RE: YouTubers That Are Actually Good

ElectroBOOM

Example: Learning about tasers

[Edited 2016-04-03 15:38:41]

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by bluejuice
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vacuum Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

RE: Vacuum Thread

I bought a refurbished Dyson for less than $200 shipped about 3 years back. Is it worth is full price? Maybe and maybe not. It replaced a $75 Dirt Devil bagless that seemed to do very well. I always empty the canister after each cleaning session so I cannot comment on Dyson's famous "never loses suc...

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by bluejuice
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Landing Mishap On USS Eisenhower: 8 Injured
Replies: 5
Views: 8194

RE: Landing Mishap On USS Eisenhower: 8 Injured

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/diverted" class="quote" target="_blank">diverted</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>They have mostly disappeared, but older ge...

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by bluejuice
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25 Largest Unserved USA Markets
Replies: 128
Views: 17980

RE: 25 Largest Unserved USA Markets

Giventhe methodology, I was so sure LIT-NRT would be on the list.

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by bluejuice
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best, Least-used Runways?
Replies: 106
Views: 16098

RE: Best, Least-used Runways?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/atct" class="quote" target="_blank">atct</a> (<a href="#74" class="quote">Reply 74</a>):<br/><i>Most of the airports discussed (BLV, GYY, LWB) a...

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by bluejuice
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best, Least-used Runways?
Replies: 106
Views: 16098

RE: Best, Least-used Runways?

Runway 12/20 (or pretty much the entire airport) at GYY. While not quite BLV, the airport is a money pit. Relocation og railway tracks to extend a runway and hoping airlines will flock to "Chicago's third airport" has not quite worked out.

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by bluejuice
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Engine Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3840

RE: Jet Engine Question

In addition to what others have said, I'll kick in noise as a problem with the OP's proposal. I am not an aeronautical engineer so my guess may be way off. My understanding is the relatively slow and cool air from the bypass fan shrouds the fast and hot air from the core reducing engine noise. By se...

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by bluejuice
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mini Nations Within NYC?
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

RE: Mini Nations Within NYC?

Chinatown?  

Midtown Manhattan also has a Koreatown.

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