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by N809FR
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 13033

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

Concrete delays are a nationwide issue at this point from my understanding., or at least it is a Mountain West regional issue. There is a lack of truck drivers available for both the concrete pouring and the removal of old materials (think dump trucks). Which means that if airliners knows this then...

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by N809FR
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 386
Views: 107406

Re: Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 MAX

Looks like it’s in production to me. What exactly are you asking?

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by N809FR
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 2235

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

Guessing about as poorly as they do on commercial vehicles. They are a danger to everyone on the road.

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by N809FR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2551

Re: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?

I believe KE operates PW powered vanilla -300’s, possibly ANA as well.

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by N809FR
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 11110

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

johnboy wrote:
For the old timers:

Just thinking what a field day Mariner (RIP) would’ve had shrugging his shoulders at speculation in this thread.

:cloudnine:


Miss seeing him in the F9 threads, truly one of my favorite posters from this website.

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by N809FR
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of delta ordering airbus 321xlr
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Re: Chances of delta ordering airbus 321xlr

dtwpilot225 wrote:
So one could think that delta May go xlr short term for transatlantic 757 replacement and 797 for 767 replacement?


XLR still won’t get them a plane until 2023, so not like they’d really benefit if they didn’t foresee using them extensively in that role for a long period of time.

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by N809FR
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-800 lease rates increasing
Replies: 33
Views: 6397

Re: 737-800 lease rates increasing

Why is this thread focused on the 737-800? What makes it so different from operators' interest in the 737-900 or 737-700? Because the 800 is where all the lease action is happening right now. That doesn't answer my question. So, why isn't the lease action also on the 737-700 and 737-900? Best guess...

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by N809FR
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12642

Re: Qantas launches BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD

Wonder what AA might have in store for us... hope these actually get off the ground in the next year!

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by N809FR
Sun May 26, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16416

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

Would love to see a DEN-AMS flight at some point, whether it’s on DL or KL. Quite an impressive operation to AMS on DL’s part.

I flew CDG-CVG 10 years ago on DL and loved how quick I made it through customs with it being the only international arrival.

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by N809FR
Thu May 23, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 62
Views: 8300

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

Glad to see they rejected it. Hope it sets a new trend going forward.

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by N809FR
Thu May 23, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16420

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Something else that would help greatly. A week or two after the ungrounding, Boeing should rebrand it as the 737ECO or something. That will reduce the percentage of people that even realize what they are flying on to miniscule after a month. Scott Hamilton suggested couple weeks back rebranding the...

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by N809FR
Thu May 23, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10597

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

A320's are 35 year old technology and are on average 21 years old in DL' s fleet. Same goes for the A321N's if you remove the GTF's (and realise they are brand new). The 738's are of a similar age and are based on 50 year old technology with some mid 90s tweaks. 739's are newer age wise but are als...

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by N809FR
Wed May 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16420

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Never had the chance to grab a MAX (or NEO for that matter) flight before the grounding, hoping once they get back in the air to catch one.

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by N809FR
Sun May 19, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13519

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Yes but now Delta has a much more efficient aircraft to serve the DTW-HKG route it's flagship A350. HKG is already well served from LAX and JFK and let's face it there was a market from SEA-HKG because CX wasted no time in jumping in and picking up that traffic. it's funny how everyone thinks route...

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by N809FR
Sat May 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 7058

Re: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight

anshabhi wrote:
No need of a new thread. This can be discussed in Indian aviation thread


What’s with people on here assuming anyone has the time or desire to go one of the mega posts and read through every page?

Thanks for the post, OP. Wonder if BA will take it to 3 daily year round anytime soon.

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by N809FR
Sat May 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10113

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Are you saying that the crew had nothing to do with why the airplane crashed? Just making sure, would hate to come to conclusions and assume anything. Are you sure that the 737 MAX and its control systems had nothing to do with why both airplanes crashed? Both crew had many, many thousands of hours...

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by N809FR
Sat May 18, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10113

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Oh hey look, no mention about the Ethiopian crew being way over speed and then reengaging stabilizer trim. Funny how that gets left out. Thought this was a garbage report, only interesting bit was the crash site videos.

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by N809FR
Thu May 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will 777s get winglets?
Replies: 19
Views: 3365

Re: Will 777s get winglets?

The current 777 wing looks so old fashioned nowadays. Are you referring to the 777X or 77W when you say current? Not much about the 777X looks old fashioned to me, and the raked wingtips on the 77W look fairly modern as well. I’ll agree that the less angular 787 and A350 wings look more attractive ...

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by N809FR
Thu May 16, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19500

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

I’ll take a whiskey and coke please! Oh, you only have Pepsi? Guess I’ll just take whiskey.

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by N809FR
Mon May 13, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16607

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

I guess you hate facts as much as the likes of Trump https://www.gulf-times.com/story/631270/Qatar-Airways-to-replace-all-Airbus-A330s-in-3-yea?fbclid=IwAR1_iN2GYktqn4gQi5feevvU1k190-c21iSlKOazehuzz5Db9g-aPsMfs68 It's time to learn to click on an link for the source of the article you're reading. T...

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by N809FR
Sun May 12, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16607

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

Yeah, because an Interview with the CEO of Qatar airways are questionable sources, lol. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Dense, aren’t we? Al Baker never said anything of the sort, but hey, keep dreaming the dream. 787 deliveries aren’t delayed, this is merely an article stating the A330 wil...

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by N809FR
Sun May 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16607

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

Well, well, well, As previously mentioned, Qatar would be phasing out their A320/A321 and A330 in upcoming years. It's All Airbus for Air Italy for sure. https://onemileatatime.com/qatar-airways-phasing-out-a330s-a320s/ You do realize the source for this article is the same questionable one in the ...

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by N809FR
Sun May 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16607

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

Well, well, well, As previously mentioned, Qatar would be phasing out their A320/A321 and A330 in upcoming years. It's All Airbus for Air Italy for sure. https://onemileatatime.com/qatar-airways-phasing-out-a330s-a320s/ You do realize the source for this article is the same questionable one in the ...

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by N809FR
Sun May 12, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines 767-300 Business Class Zurich to Philadelphia (Pictures/Videos)
Replies: 6
Views: 8194

Re: American Airlines 767-300 Business Class Zurich to Philadelphia (Pictures/Videos)

Honestly based on how awful people make the AA 767 sound, that business class actually looks halfway decent. Good report, enjoyed reading it!

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by N809FR
Sun May 12, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 3: South American escapades - Bye Bye Chile, Hello Peru!
Replies: 5
Views: 2774

Re: Part 3: South American escapades - Bye Bye Chile, Hello Peru!

Great report, as usual! Still need to snag a NEO myself.

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by N809FR
Sat May 11, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 28079

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

behramjee wrote:
I'm sure they will have eventually a high density 2 class B779 too which would seat 450-460 passengers approximately.


Exit limit on the 779 is 440 passengers, which is believe should allow a fairly sizable premium cabin still.

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by N809FR
Fri May 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16607

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

you guys are taking a pretty strong attitude, Having worked at start-ups? Acquiring airplanes is a pretty serious business! Maybe they can't get the B787's because they aren't AVAILABLE!! And? At this point? They can't wait much longer! So they'll have to take what they can GET! and Obviously? The ...

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by N809FR
Mon May 06, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of Venezuela: Closing an Oil Rig!
Replies: 12
Views: 5402

Re: To the Oil Rigs of Venezuela: Closing an Oil Rig!

Awesome report, pictures would have been amazing, but still a great read and very interesting situation to be put into.

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by N809FR
Mon May 06, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1: South American escapades - On BA's Longest flight to Santiago
Replies: 7
Views: 4930

Re: Part 1: South American escapades - On BA's Longest flight to Santiago

Great report! Can’t wait to see the fifth part detailing your trip with Air Europa!

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by N809FR
Mon May 06, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 In service Performance
Replies: 26
Views: 5719

Re: 787-10 In service Performance

Boeing has of late been understating it's range projections, And it's being found that the airplanes have considerable longer legs than advertised. Under promise and overdeliver? Could be!! I doubt Boeing would under promise to the extent that the -10 has so few orders compared to the -9. I think i...

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by N809FR
Mon May 06, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142368

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Just curious, is it possible the second impact with the runway could have caused injuries severe enough to disable passengers in the aft section of the plane making them incapable of evacuation? I’m thinking broken backs or legs, though I suppose it’s just as likely they died from suffocation.

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My reaction as well. How terrifying that must have been. Horribly saddened that the initial reports of everyone surviving proved to be false.
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speedbird52 wrote:
danman132x wrote:
There's a new video I have not seen posted yet in review of the board. Inside landing video, still in motion:

https://youtu.be/9tEwozrlSt8

Dear God


My reaction as well. How terrifying that must have been. Horribly saddened that the initial reports of everyone surviving proved to be false.

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by N809FR
Sun May 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11940

Re: A220 question

The biggest issue in my eyes is the fact that so few are produced right now. I expect once Airbus gets the number produced annually higher that more orders will start to flow in.

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by N809FR
Sun May 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142368

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Per AvHerald there are 10 fatalities. Scary sight, hope the initial reports of no fatalities are accurate.

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by N809FR
Sat May 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements
Replies: 13
Views: 2784

Re: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements

santi319 wrote:
mwmav8r01 wrote:
I see that its Vicodin etc. What over the counter is tested for?

There isn’t any “over the counter” stuff that potentially can come out positive. I don’t know where the thread starter got his/her information from.


Except marijuana, which is as easy to buy in a lot of US states as a beer.

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by N809FR
Sat May 04, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22085

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Well I’ll be damned, I fly SLC-DEN 4-5 times a year, maybe I’ll actually get to try these out!

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by N809FR
Fri May 03, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15449

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

Still don’t get the desire to travel to Hawaii when you have SJD no more than 3 hours from anywhere on the west coast. The locals don’t like tourists, what more reason does anyone need not to travel there? I wish WN the best of luck, just think there are probably more profitable ways to utilize thei...

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by N809FR
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 2448

Re: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB

As an avgeek when given the choice between a 737/A320 and a 787 I can tell you which one I’d chose, price be damned...

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by N809FR
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 58
Views: 9199

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

For someone who seemed so unsure in your original post you are pretty demanding. Consider the earning potential. One widebody carries twice the passengers, plus has loads more floor space for premium seats which is where the bulk of the revenue comes from. The reason we’re seeing a very small number...

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by N809FR
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian: Postponement of delivery of Airbus and Boeing aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 7002

Re: Norwegian: Postponement of delivery of Airbus aircraft

Bricktop wrote:
Not a good sign when who knows when they will be seeing any MAXes. They caught a breather with the twin tragedies giving them a plausible excuse, but not taking these frames? Not good, dawg. Not even aite.


Better two weeks late than never, 5/5 on this reply. Randy Jackson is that you?!

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by N809FR
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 161
Views: 42788

Re: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing

This is confusing for me. Is Garuda keeping its 737 MAX order or are they going to cancel it? Converting MAX 8 to MAX 10 with some 787’s. Knee jerk reactionary statements are usually followed with eating some crow, and that appears to be exactly what happened. GA more likely than not is just rearra...

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by N809FR
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 8089

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

What was even their strategy from the start? Did they have one? I really think the whole purpose was just to be a nuisance to the US3. It’s like they have a bottomless money pit. I doubt they were so much as a blip on the radar to the US3. Cool livery, but horribly executed. Maybe QR and EY can buy...

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by N809FR
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 161
Views: 42788

Re: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing

Ιsn't it too big a gap from CRJ-1000s to 737-10MAX capacity wise if they ditch the 737-8s? I mean how long will they be able to hold on to the 738NGs? More likely than not depends whether they follow a realistic replacement schedule (20-ish years) or follow in the footsteps of neighboring SQ and ke...

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by N809FR
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363286

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Having seen the daylight pictures I’ve got to give United credit, this updated livery is a huge improvement. Gold is just a ghastly color that instantly makes me think of the elderly and their favorite color for cars. Liked it when it leaked, like it even more now. To be fair, I also really liked AA...

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by N809FR
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363286

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Wow! I absolutely love this. Kudos to United, welcome to the 21st century, again!

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by N809FR
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44567

Re: WN looking at A220

Im sure they're watching, but they aren't buying. Like Weatherpilot says it would be far more likely for WN to buy a E2-jet. Unless of course you consider the fact that the E2 isn’t likely to receive another stretch, making the A220 potentially able to cover a much larger market size for WN. That s...

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by N809FR
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44567

Re: WN looking at A220

Would love if the part of the article about the A220 wasn’t behind a paywall. Anyone care to give a brief synopsis?

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by N809FR
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Envoy Air's fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: Question about Envoy Air's fleet

Per Wikipedia, which yes I know, not the best: “The ERJ140 was introduced in September 1999, first flew on June 27, 2000 and entered commercial service in July 2001. Envoy Air, the regional jet subsidiary of American Airlines flying as American Eagle, operates the majority of the ERJ140s built, incl...

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by N809FR
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787 parts commonality
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: Boeing 787 parts commonality

I’m not claiming to spout facts here by any stretch, but my understanding was that the -8 getting the -9’s tail came with the rather large AA order for the type.

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by N809FR
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 17883

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

Personally I like it. I always pay extra to book a seat in EconomyPlus/Economy Comfort/MCE so the pitch being tight doesn’t really bother me. AA knows what they’re doing, same as UA and DL do.

Hope to catch a NEO soon, though Frontier is the best bet out of DEN.

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