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by AT
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 US Transcon Fuel Stops
Replies: 86
Views: 15948

Re: A320 US Transcon Fuel Stops

A320's usually make tech stops due to fuel volume limitations. A321s (most in USA anyway) have Aux fuel tanks in the belly to counter the wing volume limitations. Depending on the config / number of tanks on board, they can usually trade pax for fuel weight and make it with the payload penalty. 738...

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Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 787 livery change?
Replies: 6
Views: 3348

Re: AF 787 livery change?

It's definitely much bigger. At first glance not sure I like it, it's too "billboard".
Not sure if it will be applied to other aircraft.

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by AT
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to start charging for seat assignment
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: EK to start charging for seat assignment

While this isn't the end of the world, it is surprising and disappointing coming from a world class airline like Emirates. I fly them regularly and almost every fare I book is a saver fare. And given that most of the flights I take are over 10 hours, having a non-middle seat is key. Thus, I suppose ...

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by AT
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd missing rear windows on some but not all 747-400s
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Odd missing rear windows on some but not all 747-400s

I had asked this question on another unrelated thread about 747s a while ago but never found an answer so here it is again. I noticed a while ago that on Malaysia Airlines' 747s there are two breaks in the window line in the last section (Zone E). They are toward the very back of the cabin but only ...

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by AT
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA considering new widebody order
Replies: 121
Views: 20280

Re: Boeing offers 787 Dreamliner aircraft to PIA as replacement option of (5) 777-340ER

Also, if the 789s are used for long haul, they could theoretically convert the existing 77Ws (3 I recall?) to even higher density configurations and use them on routes to Dubai and Saudi Arabia (particular Hajj Season).

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by AT
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA considering new widebody order
Replies: 121
Views: 20280

Re: Boeing offers 787 Dreamliner aircraft to PIA as replacement option of (5) 777-340ER

While I'm thrilled that PIA is getting the 787-9 (a new livery with them will make me happier), in theory the 777-300ER could have been the perfect plane for them. Karachi and Lahore are both among the most populous cities in the world, and the focus at these airports is not on frequencies so 1 big ...

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by AT
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Replies: 16
Views: 6517

Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Wonderful report! So envious that you got to try out the 350!

One thing I still don't fully get is why so many airlines are getting the 787 AND the 350. Yes, there are some differences and they're not exactly the same size but the 787-9 and A350 seem to do largely the same things, no?

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by AT
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels BA3/BA4 LCY-JFK
Replies: 78
Views: 25266

Re: British Airways cancels BA3/BA4 LCY-JFK

What a shame!
As for DCA, that seems unlikely because in addition to all the other factors, you'd have runway length issues there too. In fact would the east bound be able to make it nonstop at all?

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by AT
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?
Replies: 67
Views: 17858

Re: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?

How about LAX to secondary Hawaii and Central America? Thats what I'm thinking but not sure if these birds are ETOPS..AA are using them to KOA I think id rather fly on this A321 vs the 739 thats taking over LAX-KOA soon.. If I recall correctly, they are not ETOPS. But it is always possible to retro...

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by AT
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?
Replies: 67
Views: 17858

Re: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?

I flew one recently on ATL-MCO and was very impressed. Nice and clean (expected, since it's new), very comfortable seating (seat width is greater, coming at the expense of a noticeably narrower aisle), mood lighting, and touch screen TVs with a wide selection. I felt that these were wasted on such a...

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by AT
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 111
Views: 35675

Re: Delta A350 Routes

If they were to start with LAX-SYD, wouldn't they have to wait until they get at least two or three frames?
Or would it be on select days of the week?

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by AT
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin at MCO...whats next?
Replies: 11
Views: 2684

Re: Virgin at MCO...whats next?

Is the 5 daily 747s a year around phenomenon? What about during the school year? Also, here's something I found very curious-- may be someone can answer: in SOME of the Virgin 747s, there are two gaps in the windows on the right side just a few windows ahead of door 5R (if you google tails V-ROS or ...

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by AT
Mon May 30, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Delays <---> Airline Bag $$ Policy
Replies: 23
Views: 4175

RE: TSA Delays <---> Airline Bag $$ Policy

hello- moderators, if you're reading this, this should be in the civil forum, not trip reports.
Could you switch it? I don't know how to. Thanks!

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by AT
Mon May 30, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Delays <---> Airline Bag $$ Policy
Replies: 23
Views: 4175

TSA Delays <---> Airline Bag $$ Policy

There're have been a number of news pieces in the press recently about the ever-growing and ever-frustrating <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> lines, and what should be done about it. One of the proposals often mentioned is getting rid of the airline checked bag ...

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by AT
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA May Start Bussing To Hard Stands
Replies: 25
Views: 9166

RE: MIA May Start Bussing To Hard Stands

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OB1504" class="quote" target="_blank">OB1504</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i> Quoting <acronym title="Honolulu - Internatio...

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by AT
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Sen. Wants To Regulate Seat Width And Pitch.
Replies: 232
Views: 16890

RE: US Sen. Wants To Regulate Seat Width And Pitch.

The issue is that right now it may be acceptable but given the way airlines have been going, who's to stop it from continuing? Having a legal minimum seat width and pitch is a fairly simple solution and should have broad support in Congress. However I would perhaps make it a two tiered process- wher...

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by AT
Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Stop Posting Airline Tickets On Airliners.Net
Replies: 23
Views: 7440

RE: Stop Posting Airline Tickets On Airliners.Net

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/eielef" class="quote" target="_blank">eielef</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i> Well, there is no choice to modify the previo...

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by AT
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Stop Posting Airline Tickets On Airliners.Net
Replies: 23
Views: 7440

RE: Stop Posting Airline Tickets On Airliners.Net

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Coal" class="quote" target="_blank">Coal</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I don't think the forum moderators should delete t...

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by AT
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Who Used The 747SP.
Replies: 57
Views: 10058

RE: Airlines Who Used The 747SP.

While the 747SP was certainly a great aircraft, I have to disagree about it's beauty. Seemed too short and stubby for me, esp compared to the regular length 747s.

How would it compare with today's ultralong aircraft in range? 77L/Ws? A340-500/600s?

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by AT
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Profit Sharing Sets New Record
Replies: 81
Views: 11077

RE: Delta Profit Sharing Sets New Record

congratulations to Delta. And great for the employees.

But couldn't they use some of these profits to lower fees etc, or to improve service?

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by AT
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Fired HKG FAs-Any Updates?
Replies: 106
Views: 17482

RE: UA's Fired HKG FAs-Any Updates?

this may be a naive question but all administrative and legal questions aside, couldn't the airline just have replaced the crew for that flight and solved the problem for the time? Given that <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> is a major <acro...

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by AT
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Fired HKG FAs-Any Updates?
Replies: 106
Views: 17482

RE: UA's Fired HKG FAs-Any Updates?

What if instead of the flight attendants it was the cockpit crew who decided it was unsafe and decided to not fly? Would we be reprimanding, let alone firing, the pilots then? the only thing that does not work in the flight attendants' favor is that AFTER they raised the concerns, a subsequent secur...

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by AT
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Ends Dubai Route
Replies: 32
Views: 8130

RE: Malaysia Airlines Ends Dubai Route

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UKtoOzFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">UKtoOzFlyer</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>No. They are quite sound. The compet...

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by AT
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did EK Upgrade MCO To 77W?
Replies: 8
Views: 1689

RE: Did EK Upgrade MCO To 77W?

While I'm not doubting the <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> is doing well, it could also boil down to availability: <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> has many more (in fact about ten times more, I think) 77Ws than ...

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by AT
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Still Stand For 9 Abreast In 777 In 5 Ys
Replies: 61
Views: 14726

RE: Airlines Still Stand For 9 Abreast In 777 In 5 Ys

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Etihad Airways (Un...

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by AT
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shaheen First A332 Painted
Replies: 14
Views: 6243

RE: Shaheen First A332 Painted

I can understand removing J- if the demand is primarily for Y- but why would anyone remove IFE?
Is it a cost issue?

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by AT
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News Regarding UA's New Business First?
Replies: 25
Views: 4765

RE: Any News Regarding UA's New Business First?

this brings up an interesting side question: what do business travelers prefer the most? -the flat bed? -aisle access? -amenities ? I would guess (and I don't travel J so my opinion doesn't count much) that a bed they can sleep on, and sufficient space so that they can have for working, including fu...

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by AT
Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Switch IAH To B77W From 01JUL16
Replies: 76
Views: 21697

RE: Emirates To Switch IAH To B77W From 01JUL16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ojas" class="quote" target="_blank">ojas</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i>he downgrade seems to certainly be due to the ma...

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by AT
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Switch IAH To B77W From 01JUL16
Replies: 76
Views: 21697

RE: Emirates To Switch IAH To B77W From 01JUL16

The issue with downgauging to a 777 is not so much the loss of seats but that for business class, it's a major quality downgrade. The A380 seats are great but the 777s are far below those of the top airlines. Has <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> any plans to renovate the...

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by AT
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Airlines Want More EWR, LGA, JFK
Replies: 149
Views: 13059

RE: Small Airlines Want More EWR, LGA, JFK

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airliner371" class="quote" target="_blank">airliner371</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 5): It is abs...

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by AT
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Runways
Replies: 18
Views: 8005

RE: London 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/KaiTak747" class="quote" target="_blank">KaiTak747</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i> Quoting gct64 (Reply 6): so where wou...

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by AT
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15
Replies: 188
Views: 50674

RE: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mmo" class="quote" target="_blank">mmo</a> (<a href="#60" class="quote">Reply 60</a>):<br/><i>My best guess is the crew was unfamiliar with KMIA...

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Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15
Replies: 188
Views: 50674

RE: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15

I've looked everywhere but don't see any images of the aircraft. I assumed it must have landed in DOH by now..
Anyone have any links?

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by AT
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737-700 With Split Scimitar Winglets
Replies: 37
Views: 11984

RE: United 737-700 With Split Scimitar Winglets

they seem to be retrofitting them at a very quick pace- I was at EWR two days ago and saw a number of 737s of all models (-700/-800/-900) with them. They look sharp!

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by AT
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15
Replies: 188
Views: 50674

RE: QR Serious Incident At MIA On Sept. 15

Are there any pictures of the aircraft post-arrival in Doha? I'd be curious to see the extent of damage. Also, is it at all possible that the pilots would have not realized that the aircraft had hit something, especially since given the angle it would most likely be the rear of the aircraft that hit?

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by AT
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Departing Hamburg: We Can Bring Out The Good Stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 7510

RE: Departing Hamburg: We Can Bring Out The Good Stuff

Great trip report!

Odd that there was no Wifi on the aircraft, esp as this is one of the newer 777s

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by AT
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 2-class A380's - More Infos?
Replies: 65
Views: 11642

RE: EK 2-class A380's - More Infos?

Does anyone know how many of the A380s will have this 2-class configuration ?
And apart from Copenhagen and Bangkok , will any other destinations get them ?

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by AT
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 2-class A380's - More Infos?
Replies: 65
Views: 11642

RE: EK 2-class A380's - More Infos?

I agree. The configuration seems a bit wacky. How difficult would it have been to move the bar to the front of the aircraft? In fact, that may have helped them fit in more seats as there is so much empty space up front that is otherwise unusable. Plus, regardless of all logistics, there's also the o...

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by AT
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And UA's Wide Body Cabin Plan
Replies: 55
Views: 10856

RE: AA And UA's Wide Body Cabin Plan

Today's J class is miles ahead of what F used to be like not too long ago, so one could argue that they're not really eliminating F, they're just calling it J. Indeed, until just a few years ago, most F, let alone J classes did not offer flat beds, direct access and privacy screens. I wonder if airl...

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by AT
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 F - All Retrofitted?
Replies: 14
Views: 5619

RE: BA 744 F - All Retrofitted?

Isn't it the case that flights using 744s with the old F class will not be marketed as F but as J? Can never rule out an equipment swap but it is highly unlikely on a premium heavy route such as <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</ac...

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by AT
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A320 At SFO
Replies: 15
Views: 12014

RE: Qatar A320 At SFO

I also just noticed a Qatari government A340-300 at LAX by the cargo ramp today.

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by AT
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787-8 To ANC
Replies: 31
Views: 11651

RE: United 787-8 To ANC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/modesto2" class="quote" target="_blank">modesto2</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>It allows airlines to market "direct" serv...

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by AT
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 777-300ER - Renderings And Delivery Info
Replies: 89
Views: 22325

RE: United 777-300ER - Renderings And Delivery Info

I'm not a huge fan of the current livery at all-- but I must give them props for at least trying to incorporate United and Continental. Delta and American made no such attempts for Northwest and USAirways, respectively.

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by AT
Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL (non ER) Domestic 763s
Replies: 57
Views: 14897

RE: DL (non ER) Domestic 763s

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seabosdca" class="quote" target="_blank">seabosdca</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i>12 x 767-300 (not <acronym title="DHL ...

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by AT
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL (non ER) Domestic 763s
Replies: 57
Views: 14897

RE: DL (non ER) Domestic 763s

Can someone summarize the current variants of Delta's 767 fleet? That would be most helpful. There are the ERs the non-ERs, the ETOPS, non ETOPs, domestic configured, international/business one configured, and then the <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> and the P&W powered...

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by AT
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reveals New Domestic Catering
Replies: 59
Views: 17377

RE: AA Reveals New Domestic Catering

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/peanuts" class="quote" target="_blank">peanuts</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i> Quoting Xkorpyoh (Reply 1): Special meals...

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by AT
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs "Militant" About Window Shades Down On Red Eye
Replies: 200
Views: 26213

RE: FAs "Militant" About Window Shades Down On Red Eye

They say that 'there's no one size fits all' but in this case there may be such a solution: provide eyeshades. That way everyone will be happy. I usually bring my own-- even with a fully dark cabin there's always some light from <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> screens, reading...

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by AT
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Leaving JFK Oct 2015 - Part 2
Replies: 87
Views: 11647

RE: United Leaving JFK Oct 2015 - Part 2

15 and 17 flights a day to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> is impressive but is it overkill? I know that passengers, and particularly premium pass...

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by AT
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Leaving JFK - Oct 2015 - P.S. To EWR
Replies: 238
Views: 33176

RE: United Leaving JFK - Oct 2015 - P.S. To EWR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/STT757" class="quote" target="_blank">STT757</a> (<a href="#80" class="quote">Reply 80</a>):<br/><i>Currently <acronym title="United Airlines (U...

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