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by D L X
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 8993

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

Palletized seating tends to be extremely clastrphobic. So instead make a giant plexiglass passenger pod and mount it on the dorsal pylons! It would be like flying on a giant 6 engined wonkavator. I *think* this may have been meant as a joke, but WHOA! Maybe you're on to something! Modular cabins th...

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by D L X
Sun May 24, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153681

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I read elsewhere that VLE for A320 was max 280 or the request for gear down is rejected. Do we know what was the speed of PK8303 when it was over the runway? Above 260 the gear will not go down, below 260 it follows the gear lever position. If there is weight on the wheels, it won't retract. If you...

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by D L X
Fri May 22, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 153681

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

The engines look like they had contact with the ground. I could very well be wrong but that is what it looks like to me. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYn0_BCWsAA47v8?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYn1AsDX0AABagE?format=jpg&name=large Link: https://twitter.com/planespotter...

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by D L X
Mon May 18, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 54172

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

In other words, Boeing's CEO will be shown to have been correct. 1) these investors are *following* Boeing's CEO, not the reason he suggested what he did. 2) AA's stock is up 10% today, so investors may have just as clearly changed their minds. OR, it's a fluid situation and nobody outside of Dalla...

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by D L X
Sun May 17, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 8941

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

Possibly, it depends. Boston doesn’t need a “serious” skyscraper, anyway. What a weird post. What city needs a serious skyscraper?? If any it would be Boston given how densely populated the city is and lack of land. All you can do is build up. You don't need serious skyscrapers for that. You can st...

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by D L X
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.
Replies: 18
Views: 1675

Re: AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.

I'm all for mask wearing in the airport. But on the airplane and once the packs are on, I'm not sure how much transmission actually occurs. Is there evidence of airborne transmission on airplanes? We are in an evidence desert for COVID-19 information, but we do know that illnesses transmit on plane...

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by D L X
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.
Replies: 18
Views: 1675

Re: AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.

Right now you’re not going to be next to anybody, probably no one in the front and back row. You'd think, but apparently, planes are surprisingly full. They've dropped capacity so low that the small amount of flights are beginning to match the small amount of passengers. https://onemileatatime.com/...

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by D L X
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.
Replies: 18
Views: 1675

Re: AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.

Most of these masks are cheap and flimsy. I doubt they'd protect you from much of anything. This is a PR stunt. The free masks will be gone within 30 days. While you are right that these are certainly not the N95 masks that provide nearly full protection the concept of having everyone wear even the...

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by D L X
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.
Replies: 18
Views: 1675

AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.

This is going to be the new normal for a while. AA will offer masks to fliers beginning this weekend, while B6 will require them beginning next week. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Announces-Enhanced-Cleaning-Procedures-and-New-Personal-Protective-Equipment-for-Customers...

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by D L X
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147403

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

It would be really nice if this were a new thread on the news of the termination so we don’t have to wade through 17 pages of other stuff.

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by D L X
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25114

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

A USATODAY article pointed out that 86% of the deaths in the USA were people with health issues and/or aged. Older people and people with health issues severe enough to die from this virus (and yes 14% didn't have underlying health issues) tend not be actively involved in the economy. This might so...

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by D L X
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25114

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

As a DC based AA flier, this is stunning. Basically, the DCA hub has drawn down, but as I look out my window and don’t see the typical plane every 60 seconds, it’s obviously not just AA. I noticed that the DCA-LAS flight is gone. The AA DCA-LAX flight persists for now. What are the legal requiremen...

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by D L X
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12286

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

Why not just use a tent?

My goodness, this would be a waste of money and effort.

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by D L X
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25114

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

I doubt if any airport is going to enforce route authority requirements for not flying empty planes in the current environment.. As a DC based AA flier, this is stunning. Basically, the DCA hub has drawn down, but as I look out my window and don’t see the typical plane every 60 seconds, it’s obviou...

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by D L X
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25114

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

As a DC based AA flier, this is stunning. Basically, the DCA hub has drawn down, but as I look out my window and don’t see the typical plane every 60 seconds, it’s obviously not just AA. I noticed that the DCA-LAS flight is gone. The AA DCA-LAX flight persists for now. What are the legal requirement...

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by D L X
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64090

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

I feel like I need to quote myself because we are strangely still giving this article life. Just so everyone is aware, Sam Chui is not an aviation industry insider. He's more a prolific photographer, with almost 5000 (fantastic) photos on this site. For instance: 398708 https://www.airliners.net/ind...

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by D L X
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64090

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Just so everyone is aware, Sam Chui is not an aviation industry insider. He's more a prolific photographer, with almost 5000 (fantastic) photos on this site. For instance: 398708 https://www.airliners.net/index/photographers/Sam-Chui/2814/76 I would not suspect that Mr. Chui would have ANY inside in...

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by D L X
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34813

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

US Airways was anything but world-class. And that's certainly not just my opinion. I knew a captain who left US Airways and started at the bottom again at Delta. So one anonymous poster allegedly knows one anonymous employee who left one company for another? What does that prove? Go search the arch...

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by D L X
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34813

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

It is a shame that Doug Parker got rid of all the 737 Classics. What?! You remember that Stephen Wolf made US the largest Airbus customer in the world, right? 400 planes to replace the 737 fleet? You also should remember the extreme fight between Boeing and US over US 427, which Boeing blamed on pi...

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by D L X
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Novel laser-based method effectively de-ices aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 2256

Re: Novel laser-based method effectively de-ices aircraft

I’d start by calculating the joules required to melt ice on a surface as large as a wing, and work backward to the wattage necessary to get that amount of energy in the necessary timeframe.

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by D L X
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34813

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality? It’s REALLY interesting how some people, particularly aviation enthusiasts, of all people, simply cannot let go of Allegheny. Remember Don’t Expect Luggage To Arrive? How about “Untied?” Truth is, people have had it in for US for 50+ years. Most of you folk...

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by D L X
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34813

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

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Some history on the 737-300 from back when it was still a paper plane:

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/03/10/busi ... 7-300.html

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by D L X
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34813

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

What made him think business travelers would want to fly on his disgusting planes and subpar service? I remember seeing photos posted of filthy furniture in their clubs, mold growing in air vents on the planes, and F seats with tape on them. US Airways was not known for exceptional service. Far fro...

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by D L X
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-130 Crash at (SBA) Santa Barbara Airport, CA
Replies: 19
Views: 9082

Re: C-130 Crash at (SBA) Santa Barbara Airport, CA

That was an interesting event. I flew into SBA just after this happened and the plane was still there. Apparently, they had a pretty bad hydraulic failure and SMX, where they departed, was low IFR. They picked SBA for proximity, but that short runway didn't help them. So, SBA ops continued after th...

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by D L X
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8459

Re: New AA uniform launches today

I’m a fan of AA....

But those DL unis are still tops.

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by D L X
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34813

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

I actually know the REAL answer why the name was changed. This is not me speculating. A headline ran in several major newspapers that was something like this "US Air Crashes Down" and the exec team went ballistic. The story was about how airline crashes had decreased from the prior year, ...

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by D L X
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34813

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

The name change had little to do with the crashes, and everything to do with Stephen Wolf cozying up with British AIRWAYS, and (mostly) dumping Boeing for a planned all-Airbus fleet. They announced the change simultaneously with the airbus order, with a full page USA Today ad. The plan was to turn ...

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by D L X
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34813

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

They didn’t inherit anything from Eastern. US further strengthened in the NE with the Piedmont acquisition (legacy Empire network) and taking over the Trump Shuttle (formerly Eastern Shuttle) . This is exactly to what I am referring. The US Airways shuttle had direct lineage to EA, and was a cash c...

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by D L X
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34813

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

IMO if US remained independent they would have converted their A350 to A330neos ASAP. They definitely wouldn’t have been able to fill 22 A359s, and it is debatable whether they actually could fill the A358s which is what they mostly wanted. Remember the history of the A350. When US went into chapte...

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by D L X
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34813

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

You could say the same thing for America West (another 9/11 govt loan guarantee recipient) and United (a 3-time loser in the same program). http://www.nbcnews.com/id/5316334/ns/business-us_business/t/loan-guarantee-united-airlines-again-denied/#.XlrcQKhKiUk Or Continental, who needed two bankruptci...

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by D L X
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34813

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

The name change had little to do with the crashes, and everything to do with Stephen Wolf cozying up with British AIRWAYS, and (mostly) dumping Boeing for a planned all-Airbus fleet. They announced the change simultaneously with the airbus order, with a full page USA Today ad. The plan was to turn ...

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by D L X
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34813

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

The name change had little to do with the crashes, and everything to do with Stephen Wolf cozying up with British AIRWAYS, and (mostly) dumping Boeing for a planned all-Airbus fleet. They announced the change simultaneously with the airbus order, with a full page USA Today ad. The plan was to turn U...

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by D L X
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1181
Views: 129563

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Have you seen how many 787s AA has been flying to Hawaii and Cancun during the winter off season? Not to mention it continues to receive more 787s and there is nothing forcing 763s to be retired if AA wants them to stick a little longer. The excess winter capacity is mostlu 788's, the 789 fleet is ...

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by D L X
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1181
Views: 129563

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Will this finally trigger the much anticipated end of PHX as a hub as AA builds up SEA instead? They don't need to build a hub there, they have AS... Without a central mountain hub like DEN or SLC, a split PHX/SEA strategy with AS using their established loyalty and FF base could compete better wit...

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by D L X
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1181
Views: 129563

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I gotta tell ya: being DCA-based, AS joining Oneworld is huge! Lots more transcon options now.

Hello DCA-SFO! Hello DCA-SEA! Hello more DCA-LAX!


Gigity!

I wonder if AA brings back DCA-SAN now?

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by D L X
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15032

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

Regarding aircraft roll and G-forces, I don't think that will be much of a problem. Because the outer parts of the blended wing will likely be fuel tanks. So the passenger / cargo area is not stretching across the entire width of the plane. And the increased G-forces of the pax sitting near the out...

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by D L X
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?
Replies: 57
Views: 8332

Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

saab805 wrote:
See today's announcement about SEA...

....


a link would be nice.

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by D L X
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?
Replies: 57
Views: 8332

Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

Didn’t BA have three daily BOS flights for the winter, now just two?

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by D L X
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?
Replies: 57
Views: 8332

Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

I'm a bit skeptical that the BOS-LHR flight will last all that long, and I get the impression it was targeted at JetBlue (even though the likelihood of JetBlue getting LHR is rather small). Advance bookings seem thin, and I wonder whether AA will have the patience to keep it going. Honestly, I find...

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by D L X
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?
Replies: 57
Views: 8332

Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

What on Earth drives so many flights out of BOS? Business? Connections? BOS isn't certainly among top destinations in US for tourism. Just wondering, I'm not familiar with BOS status... Here are the things that drive flights out of BOS: 1) Business 2) Connections 3) Tourism, including international...

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by D L X
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?
Replies: 57
Views: 8332

Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

I've been pretty impressed by the size of the BOS operation. That was a traditional hotspot for US Airways, and they have done a GREAT job renovating Terminal B. Adding BOS-LHR seems like they're going to turn it into a full-fledged focus city. Also, how far has JFK fallen for AA that there are non-...

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by D L X
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15032

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

Bingo. Along with evac - and of course pressurising the thing. But if the latter two can be worked around with design, the first is intrinsic to the concept. How do you avoid passengers falling ill as a result of manoeuvres? How bad the effect really is? I would think it's not as bad as some people...

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by D L X
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34200

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Update, for those who care (which might be just me!), delta.com has changed its website. Now instead of saying “flagship” in its booking engine, it says “FLAGSHIP A350.” Is that enough? I’m not sure. It’s definitely a closer question now than it was before, as the extra context may remove some conf...

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by D L X
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34200

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Update, for those who care (which might be just me!), delta.com has changed its website. Now instead of saying “flagship” in its booking engine, it says “FLAGSHIP A350.” Is that enough? I’m not sure. It’s definitely a closer question now than it was before, as the extra context may remove some confu...

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by D L X
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21617

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

First, let's use the actual source, not Gary Leff. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/31/trump-will-put-us-interests-first-in-trade-talks-says-kim-darroch-ambassador Second, Nope. Unless BA is talking about taking passengers from outside the US on a leg within the US, this will never happ...

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by D L X
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49382

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Everyone talking about the 737 fuselage being weak seems to forget that Aloha jet that didn’t crash when it lost a third of its roof. Yes, I'm sure Airbus build their planes in a way that doesn't allow them to lose their roof, in order to mask their weakness. What does my post have to do with airbus?

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by D L X
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49382

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Everyone talking about the 737 fuselage being weak seems to forget that Aloha jet that didn’t crash when it lost a third of its roof.

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by D L X
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 110958

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Daughters were on board Source? Daughters on board does not add up. Why wouldn’t it add up that his daughter was on board? It makes sense that his family would also travel with him at times. Idk why that seemed so strange to you..... Because initial reports (since proven wrong) said there were 5 fa...

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