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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 27
Views: 1892

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

Seems to perform better at taking out brick walls or runway excursions. Not as good floating. Okay, I just saw the brick wall and Loc antenna even that you apparently refer to. The 737 hits a brick wall and damages the fuselage. Yet the airplane is so solidly built, the crew doesn't realize it and ...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 27
Views: 1892

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

Air Canada supposedly had an internal presentation showing why they chose the 737 Max over the A320 NEO, despite already having a fleet of A32x airplanes. It would be interesting to see that. They aren't dummies so presumably they had a very good reason to flip that part of their fleet.

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 27
Views: 1892

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

Seems to perform better at taking out brick walls or runway excursions. Not as good floating. You mean like the A320 that flew into the trees or LH A320 that ran off the end of the runway at WAW because they ignored pilot control inputs, something a Boeing airplane would never do. ;) My understandi...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X House Color?
Replies: 16
Views: 6159

Re: 777X House Color?

The red is no more unfortunately. A friend of mine in sales at Boeing got a screaming deal on some maroon 777-X polo shirts though :D I really wanted one but they're all gone already I want a Dreamliner bike: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DosYEJZXgAEt5FP.jpg:large Ref: https://twitter.com/BoeingCEO/s...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X House Color?
Replies: 16
Views: 6159

Re: 777X House Color?

You aren’t the only one who really liked the original 777-300ER world map house colors. At least one of the 777 Chief Pilots who flew it said she was really upset when that was repainted. Did it ever appear on anything else? I remember seeing advertisements for the defunct 717-300 proposal, shown i...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X House Color?
Replies: 16
Views: 6159

Re: 777X House Color?

The red color is no longer the official color. The blue rendering shown in the first post is the official 777X house color. Yuck. Loved the red/orange. The Blue is so closely associated with the 787. Oh well, they all suck..... they totally should've kept the 77W colors as the official house livery...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X House Color?
Replies: 16
Views: 6159

Re: 777X House Color?

The red color is no longer the official color. The blue rendering shown in the first post is the official 777X house color.

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: HA the 319Neo and SNA
Replies: 31
Views: 3790

Re: Hypothetical: HA the 19N and SNA

FYI, 19N and 21N are incorrect IATA codes. The correct ICAO and IATA codes are below. ICAO IATA A19N 32D Airbus A319neo A20N 32A Airbus A320neo A21N 32B Airbus A321neo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ICAO_aircraft_type_designators Welcome to airliners.net, where people will pick nits over the...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 571
Views: 51188

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Well don't I feel silly, and I stand corrected. I just do not remember commercial jets of any flavor ever being allowed into TVL! bb So did a Pacific Air 727 in around 1966. However, you are correct that in the 1970s scheduled jets were not allowed. Holiday, PSA, and Air California flew Electra’s i...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 571
Views: 51188

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Golden West flew into TVL with a Dash-7, though not for a long time. Following the PSA and Air California Electras, AirCal flew DC9-80s and 737-300s into TVL for years, with AA continuing the 733 for a short while. It can be done with the mainline jets, but there were heavy weight restrictions if t...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3563

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

Lots of runways in Alaska are around 6,000ft. The 737-700 has better takeoff performance than the 737-800, so I can see it sticking around for the lower capacity markets that need a higher performance plane. AS launches 738’s daily across the pacific from LIH, which is 6,500 feet. Little short hops...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 571
Views: 51188

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Besides SCK and BFL, I would think they could do well at CCR and TLV. But on the flip side, they aren’t even in LGB, ACV, and RDD anymore which are probably bigger markets. TLV...? Probably meant TVL. South Tahoe. Correct. That’s what I meant, thanks. I was thinking that a Q400 LAX-TVL and SJC-TVL ...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 571
Views: 51188

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

wedgetail737 wrote:
I was kind of hoping AS would open more secondary CA airports like SCK and BFL, but I don't think it's very likely.


Besides SCK and BFL, I would think they could do well at CCR and TLV. But on the flip side, they aren’t even in LGB, ACV, and RDD anymore which are probably bigger markets.

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 flap speeds
Replies: 29
Views: 1693

Re: 747-8 flap speeds

The wing sizing and weights are very similar between the 330 and the 789, is the approach speed difference due to the fact that the bus has a thicker wing that can produce lift better at low speeds? Prerhaps... However I would be surprised if wing thickness between these two plays such a significan...

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?
Replies: 24
Views: 1767

Re: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?

gunnerman wrote:
I know someone who used to work for Qatar and he told me that their strategy was like this: "If Emirates starts a route then so should we."


That’s not an unprecedented business strategy. Tully’s Coffee used to open stores across from a Starbucks. Of course we see where that got Tully’s.

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N147UA still in service?
Replies: 22
Views: 5368

Re: N147UA still in service?

It says the 737-200 is from Air Canada. How did AC get the 732? From the merger with Canadian Airlines?

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11173

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

hiflyeras wrote:
Nice to see AS is returning to daily LAX-MZT. They'd had some bleak times down there the last ten years but it's a beautiful city and I hope this means things are picking up for them.


AS dropped SFO-MZT and the seasonal SEA-MZT years ago. Will those come back?

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 88
Views: 3389

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

SEA has a one seat ride on Link Light Rail. https://www.soundtransit.org/Schedules/Link-light-rail. Perhaps one of the "best" if you have no luggage, otherwise not. The narrow light rail cars are cramped even if you are carrying nothing and there are no luggage racks. I do this all the ti...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 571
Views: 51188

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

BDL would have AS already if LAX and SFO were accounted for, BDL-SEA certainly seems ripe in the 5 year window especially given aerospace ties (heck CHS has it). PVD-LAX/SFO is ripe from the perspective that they arent a big player and PVD hemorrhages pax to BOS for west coast flying, I could see e...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Service on MSP-KIX
Replies: 10
Views: 1578

Re: NW Service on MSP-KIX

lavalampluva wrote:
UA857 wrote:
Do you know why was it a 747-200 rather than a -400?

I believe that NW wasn’t flying the 400 series at the time.


SEA-NRT was also a 747-200 until being replaced by the A330 in about 2006.

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by BoeingGuy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 Flight Displays
Replies: 24
Views: 2304

Re: 747-8 Flight Displays

No real reason to put bigger displays in the dash 8. The displays on the -400 work well and are very well integrated. Why fix something that isn't broken? Apparently the customers had no problems with the -400 displays or they would have requested bigger displays, which apparently they didn't. I th...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24596

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

What was even more foolish on Cathay’s part was the 777 crew who told the passengers they may have to ditch, and told them to put their live vests on, because they were diverting into Shemya with a simple Avionics cooling fan bearing failure. That created a lot of unnecessary panic with the passeng...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24596

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

So Zeke, here is a hypothetical. The flight is dispatched with an alternate. As the crew operates for 14 hours the fuel score is negative but still acceptable. As the crew gets closer in coordination with dispatch they relay they fuel issue. The weather at destination is satisfactory to no longer n...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 116
Views: 17345

Re: LH closing SJC

Domestic or international, SJC offers little in terms of comfort, food and relaxation for passengers or people waiting in the terminals for passengers. It's my least favorite airport in that regard. I don’t know about you, but I go to an airport to get someplace, not to have great places to relax o...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 66
Views: 8053

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

The PAE setup is to attract Canadians to fly out of there, otherwise I don't see this setup working efficiently. A much more reason to fly out of PAE than YVR or BLI. It is like BUF and how it's for those who don't want to fly out of YYZ. It's not the Canadians that will use PAE, it's everybody (my...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 Flight Displays
Replies: 24
Views: 2304

Re: 747-8 Flight Displays

The 747-8 was developed before the 787 was. I'm not sure if the larger LCD displays were available then. A lot more to it then just swapping out the screens. Just a little teaser about the 787's vastly different technology: https://www.aviationtoday.com/2005/04/01/product-focus-cots-operating-syste...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 571
Views: 51188

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Would love to see them finally enter Ohio. Aren't they starting SEA-CMH this fall? This is an older thread. That poster made that comment well before SEA-CMH was announced. Clearly he got his wish. I'm also a little surprised that SEA-COS hasn't come back yet. Seems like a good market for an E-175....

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 116
Views: 17345

Re: LH closing SJC

No-one has answered whether this is a permanent closing, or just a seasonal suspension as it was last year. I don't know. Does anyone have an real information on this?

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24596

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

Firstly there is no such thing as a 787-900, its a 787-9 secondly the latest reports suggest that there were 239 passengers on board. https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/mayday-call-sparks-united-airlines-landing-at-sydney-airport/news-story/ff0468ecf066dfcd6f5a35d9a1c947ac Also...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 116
Views: 17345

Re: LH closing SJC

Apparently, at least during the first year of service, SFO LH frequent flyers were often unaware of the SJC flight unless IROPS saw them rebooked on it!( 4. To get to the terminal at SJC you have to loop around on a second freeway off of 101. The traffic is no better than to SFO. No, you don't. You...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 116
Views: 17345

Re: LH closing SJC

Is this a seasonal suspension or is it permanent? I agree with some comments that people in SJC don’t even realize they can fly out of SJC to some of the same destinations as SFO. I often see on Facebook postings of high school friends in SJC flying out of SFO to places like SJD or Europe, apparentl...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 12909

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

Apologies if it's been discussed, I looked and Googled, didn't see it mentioned; Doug Parker says reducing legroom on his planes has made them more comfortable. https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/american-airlines-seat-pitch-basic-economy-doug-parker-2018.html That isn't actually what he said. What...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?
Replies: 24
Views: 1767

Re: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?

Based on the quality and authenticity of the Mexican food in that city. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1393121&start=400 I have a friend who works in a P2P European airline. For VFR routes, they would definitely visit the "destination city" to have a better un...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24596

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

Morning all, Thankfully all was well, but does this seem a little exessive by the crew? Or was it in real danger? Major roads around the airport were also closed https://www.theage.com.au/national/nsw/major-emergency-response-at-sydney-airport-after-pilot-s-mayday-call-20181004-p507n5.html They wer...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 16759

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

AA's PHX-LGB service has existed since the early days of HP (America West Airlines). It is in fact the *only* service at LGB that has operated continuously since the 90s. AA, like AS and DL, only became interested in LGB in the 2000s because they felt threatened by B6. AA added LGB-DFW/JFK/ORD as a...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 16759

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

AA has resumed OAK-DFW, BUR-DFW, and BFL-DFW after having previously discontinued those routes. SBA-DFW might be on this list too, but I don't recall if it was discontinued for a time. It's notable that they are not resuming LGB-DFW though. That route existed for a long time. Does AA have any plans ...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11433

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

One of the things that always amazes me about the 747 is the huge number of model variants. I've never been able to get my head around all of them, but I'm sure this group can fill in my gaps. Here's what I remember for passenger versions: 747-100 747-100SR (Short Range. JL only?) 747-100B 747-100B...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11433

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

I loved how gracefully they took to the sky. My 747 flights: SFO-JFK TWA 1971 JFK-SFO UA 1971 JFK-MIA PA. 1990 SFO-JFK TWA 2001. Just days before the AA buyout. I believe TWA retired their last 747 in 1998. Pretty sure none were left in 2001.

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11433

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

Canuck600 wrote:
Too bad Joe Sutter didn't live long enough to see the 50th anniversary.


He did pretty darn well though, lived to be 95. I saw him speak a few years before he passed. Very inspirational.

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 9970

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

There’s nothing on Vashon flat enough for an airport without a huge earthmoving effort.

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will Boeing Build Planes in Long Beach Again?
Replies: 29
Views: 2976

Re: Will Boeing Build Planes in Long Beach Again?

As a “Boeing guy”; I’d have thought the idea of LGB continuing its heritage of aviation a good thing. Too bad California is so anti-business that it won’t happen. GF Where did I say it wasn’t a good idea? I’d like to have seen the 717 continue production. It’s a pretty good airplane. I guess that C...

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will Boeing Build Planes in Long Beach Again?
Replies: 29
Views: 2976

Re: Will Boeing Build Planes in Long Beach Again?

[threeid][/threeid] Sadly my State of California is so anti-business that companies that try to build anything have left due to crushing regulations and the power of the environmental whackos You mean the wackos that support a clean healthy environment over rich people’s greedy profits? Those wackos...

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?
Replies: 33
Views: 3393

Re: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?

What's even worse is the drop off and pick up areas. Getting in there by car during peak summer times, even on a weekday, is a nightmare. It can be almost impossible to drive in and pick up or drop off someone.

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 7455

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

For a short period of time in the mid 1980s, did NW fly DFW-SEA or just DFW-SFO to connect to Asia? I think only DFW-SFO. United had a flight SEA-DFW-MSY-DFW-SEA in the mid 1980's to connect with their short lived SEA-NRT service. Actually UA flew SEA-NRT until after the merger and it was dropped s...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 66
Views: 8053

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

There's always that! However, I recall SAN being on the original list and that is why I questioned it. Both were on the list. It appears one daily flight to SAN is missing on that schedule. Either they are waiting on it, dropping it, or it's an error. I think the second SJC flight must replace SAN....

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western to Prudhoe Bay?
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: Western to Prudhoe Bay?

Thanks for posting this. I’ve actually biked into Prudhoe Bay and flown an AS 732 out of there. I never knew that Western went into there for a short time. IIRC the runway isn’t very long there. Another point that might be worthy of a thread; I believe that WA had a non-stop SEA-Kodiak flight on an ...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3090

Re: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018

While mid-air collisions are very rare today, they can still occur. Recall the mid-air crash several years ago of a GOL plane and a private jet over Brazil where there were several factors that led to it including pilot, communications and ATC errors. That was due to the Embraer not having his Tran...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3090

Re: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018

I think one of the most heartbreaking facets of that crash was that two of the pilots, seeing their imminent demise, said good bye to loved ones knowing it would be saved on the Cockpit Voice Recorder. My father was a pilot for PSA, lost many friends on that flight, and was involved in the crash in...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3090

Re: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018

I've still got my copy of the San Diego Union from that day. Photo of PSA 182 on the front page, and a few pages in a photo of the Cessna crashed onto the street on Polk Avenue in North Park. The Union showed a trail of fluid (looked like blood or some other type of fluid) lead away from the crash....

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 Flight Displays
Replies: 24
Views: 2304

Re: 747-8 Flight Displays

The 747-8 was developed before the 787 was. I'm not sure if the larger LCD displays were available then.

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