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by BoeingGuy
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 10642

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

Is there anything official from Boeing on this yet? Seems awfully late to have said nothing if it's going to happen tomorrow. It’s on the Boeing employees news. 10am. Several of us have even posted who the pilots will be. Thanks. Any word on an official live stream? Yes, but I’m not sure if it’s fo...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 10642

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

Is there anything official from Boeing on this yet? Seems awfully late to have said nothing if it's going to happen tomorrow. I doubt they’ll say anything till after the flight and then release a small press release. Even for the unveiling of the MAX10 they did not even release a press release What...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 10642

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

iflykpdx wrote:
Is there anything official from Boeing on this yet? Seems awfully late to have said nothing if it's going to happen tomorrow.


It’s on the Boeing employees news. 10am. Several of us have even posted who the pilots will be.

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 10642

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

Sorry but I think Stitch 's information is out of date. Could be - my info was from September 2020, but that was as recent as I could find in a Google search. I have an FG membership, but it is not a Premium one so I couldn't read their more recent stuff, including your linked article. I don’t want...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 10642

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
737-10 first flight takeoff is currently scheduled for 10am tomorrow, June 18. I haven’t yet heard who the pilots will be, but I’m assuming that Jenn will be in the left seat.



Jenn on the left, Jim on the right


That was my first guess. Second guess was Jenn on the left and Scott on the right.

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 10642

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

I assume the EU still wants angle of attack data? What was the final solution? All MAX will be adding a synthetic air data system (SADS), starting with the MAX-10 (required for certification) and then retrofitted to the rest of the family afterwards. Are you referring to the Enhanced AOA system? I’...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 10642

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

737-10 first flight takeoff is currently scheduled for 10am tomorrow, June 18. I haven’t yet heard who the pilots will be, but I’m assuming that Jenn will be in the left seat.

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by BoeingGuy
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 71
Views: 15376

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

oldJoe wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
What condition was it in?.


definitely not in flight-safe confectionery, but still a sad story !


As sickened as I am about this, from looking at the photos the airplane didn’t look to be in very good condition.

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 6921

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

Boeing guidance is to not RTO above 80 knots for a bird strike unless anomalous engine behavior occurs. You don’t RTO at close to V1 just because you hit a bird. That’s a risk of a catastrophic runway excursion. I don’t know enough about this incident yet to comment on whether the captain made the ...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 6921

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

Boeing guidance is to not RTO above 80 knots for a bird strike unless anomalous engine behavior occurs. You don’t RTO at close to V1 just because you hit a bird. That’s a risk of a catastrophic runway excursion. I don’t know enough about this incident yet to comment on whether the captain made the c...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 71
Views: 15376

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

The Hamburg 707 was towed to the scrapping area today for dismanteling to start tomorrow Jun 10. https://simpleflying.com/lufthansa-boeing-707-scrapped-hamburg/ This kind of short term thinking makes me sick. Budgets are down this year due to COVID. So scrap the historic airplane that can never be ...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPE-ONT
Replies: 17
Views: 3674

Re: TPE-ONT

YYZORD wrote:
surprised to see China Airlines don't fly TPE-SEA especially the fact its a Delta hub.


They did fly TPE-SEA for a few years back around 2008. I think it had a tag-on to IAH, IIRC.

CI said they would resume SEA when they got the A350 but it has never happened.

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

I know that AS is currently flying LAX-PAE. I guess flying out of SEA for LAX will be the future...although I like making connections either through BOI or GEG to maximize my mileage. I hope the PAE-SAN flights will stick around. PAE-SAN was restarted on Mar 18 '21 and has remained operational sinc...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

PAE-TUS added https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2021-06-03-Alaska-Airlines-to-resume-full-schedule-at-Paine-Field-by-spring-2022 I didn’t see that one coming. TUS would have been far down my list of predicted next PAE destinations. I was hoping for PAE-SMF next. Seems like PAE is doing best in the war...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Alaska and Emirates are ending their partnership. Not a huge surprise, but disappointing to see. https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mileage-plan/how-to-earn-miles/airline-partners/emirates?lid=airline-partners:partners-emirates I’m surprised they are still partners with KE, given the AS and DL divorce.

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

When does AS/QX begin flying SEA-IDA and SEA-RDD? This month sometime? June 17. I’m flying a SEA-RDD round trip later in the month. Hopefully it sticks. I think it has a better chance of success since there are a LOT more opportunities for connections than they had through LAX. AS has done both SEA...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

wedgetail737 wrote:
When does AS/QX begin flying SEA-IDA and SEA-RDD? This month sometime?


June 17. I’m flying a SEA-RDD round trip later in the month.
Hopefully it sticks.

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1460
Views: 247798

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

MIA-Paramaribo (PBM) starting up August 3 on the A319. 5:30pm - 11:30pm MIA-PBM 1:45am - 6:05am PBM-MIA Not the greatest times, though I'm sure many will tell me how this is a "great" schedule. For Surinam, it’s fine. In Latin America (and Guyana and Surinam), this is normal. You and I ar...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

32andBelow wrote:
They aren’t really defending Alaska either. AAL UAL and DAL are in there hot this summer. UAL is even flying ANCFAI


AS has added MSP-ANC and resumed DEN-ANC. They also have added or resumed SFO, LAS, and PHX to ANC.

What more do you expect them to do to “defend” Alaska?

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

What's your reasoning that AS isn't big enough or otherwise positioned to continue on its own? Don't spare the details. No I’m wondering if other people think that because I’m hearing heavily on other threads about them being in a position like 2016 I’m not saying that they aren’t big enough So ano...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Not sure what you mean........Profit is publicly available data for any public company, which DL is. I assume you knew that already though, so I'm a bit confused.... https://i.imgur.com/T44s8HZ.png https://www.forbes.com/lists/global2000/#5806e0785ac0 https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/20...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 29, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air shutting down Ohana
Replies: 26
Views: 7795

Re: Hawaiian Air shutting down Ohana

Man, I remember back in the day it was Island Air running DH6 and later DH8 into MKK & LNY from HNL & OGG. I believe HA had a once or twice a day D95 that did a round-robin HNL-MKK-LNY-HNL service. This was going on at least through the 90s. Now nothing more than PC-12 going into LNY & ...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri May 28, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

So the next Alaska 737-9 MAX will be a Special, not much but three mountains are very clear on this. Unfortunately with distance and heat haze, not the greatest, but just got to take what you can get sometimes. This one surprised me when it just showed up at BFI the other day. This frame was origin...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue May 25, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 394
Views: 36925

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

With the news saying Hawaii flights are coming back strong and airlines adding Hawaii routes, does this increase or affect FAT chance of seeing a Hawaii flight soon? Hahaha not trying to be snarky, but search the forums (this one, AS, and WN) for this subject and you will find LOADS of speculation....

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by BoeingGuy
Mon May 24, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sonic Cruiser: was it a real attempt?
Replies: 14
Views: 3630

Re: Sonic Cruiser : a Boeing con ?

I guess we'll never know the truth. In our many long NMA threads the idea of it being a smoke screen has been floated a few times, and we'll probably never know the truth about that either. They were both real. The NMA was more real, including having dedicated teams and buildings for the project. A...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu May 20, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 49648

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

Another update on PAE flight schedules: Alaska currently runs 6 flights per day to 6 locations. They plan to increase to 12 flights per day to 8 locations by October. In June, there will be a slight decrease when Palm Springs is temporarily suspended due to expected low seasonal demand. Also in Jun...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu May 20, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings announces SLC, other routes
Replies: 35
Views: 6293

Re: Eurowings announces SLC, other routes

Germans love traveling to Utah. Also SLC serves as a gateway to the NP of Zion, Bryce, Yellowstone, etc., since it’s cheaper to fly into instead if JAC, SGU, CDC, etc. I wonder if DL will respond to this by adding SLC-FRA. SLC seemed to punch above it’s weight for Europe service prior to COVID with...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed May 19, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 202
Views: 21463

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

Actually I think that ORD-ANC will remain the longest flight in AS’s system at 2473nm. Point taken. AS ORD-ANC is slightly farther. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2608/RUEAIS.jpg AS ORD-ANC is flown with 737 equipment. However, I've understood the point about the limited length of the BZE r...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed May 19, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 202
Views: 21463

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2021

AS has acknowledged that service will be from LAX and SEA. I wish I could figure out how to put a photo of the instagram feed in this thread. The name of the JPEG/GIF/PNG image would need to be transformed as URL direction [ https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3269/hGpEvk.jpg] by means of any co...

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by BoeingGuy
Mon May 17, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727-100 Range
Replies: 17
Views: 3003

Re: 727-100 Range

Northeast flew the 727-100 LAX-MIA for a time. It was an oddball route. Supposedly the westbound flight sometimes had to stop in IAH for fuel.

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by BoeingGuy
Fri May 14, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Is it? They’re separated by water. Well, JNU-GST does have a land connection it’s just very far. I’m well aware of the geography of the area. I was making a joking reference about the extremely short distances for a jet flight. I assumed everyone would get it. I guess not. Outside of Alaska, there ...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri May 14, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2241
Views: 284427

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

I’m seeing lots of talk in the Alaska thread about what if WN starts Hawaii flights to BLI when they finally add flights there I think I remember Someone said that could be a possibility along with the other small cities at some point ? I made one speculation comment about it. I’d hardly call it “l...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri May 14, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Alaska has been flying those two short routes for years. They used 737-200's and even 727-200's on those routes. That’s outrageous. It’s like going for an afternoon bike ride distance. QX also flew PUW-LWS with the Q400. That’s 23nm or 26 statute miles. Is it? They’re separated by water. Well, JNU-...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri May 14, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

wedgetail737 wrote:
Alaska has been flying those two short routes for years. They used 737-200's and even 727-200's on those routes.


That’s outrageous. It’s like going for an afternoon bike ride distance.

QX also flew PUW-LWS with the Q400. That’s 23nm or 26 statute miles.

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by BoeingGuy
Thu May 13, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 13211

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

It's true. Service will run seasonally from November to May and will be expanded to year-round if it performs well. LAXBZE is 5X weekly and SEABZE 2X weekly. I digress. SEA-BZE seems like a terrible idea, IMO. Why do they have to fly to every city within their network from Seattle? Even SAN and SFO...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu May 13, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 13211

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

Those are very bold claims. I'll believe it when a source is made public. I really don't think SEA-BZE will be likely to happen at all. It's true. Service will run seasonally from November to May and will be expanded to year-round if it performs well. LAXBZE is 5X weekly and SEABZE 2X weekly. I dig...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu May 13, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Then there is this little tidbit on airlinepilotforums in reply 221 " and the are renewing the 7 leased q400 ." If true, and there has been no offical confirmation as all SEC filing say they are being returned, I wonder where in the PNW AS will put them. I say in the PNW because while the...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed May 12, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 13211

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

Internal company info. Should not have been shared. I don't see it publicly either, all the more reason not to have posted that information. That was pretty foolish. It’s a great way to get fired. Expressing an opinion is one thing. Posting non-public proprietary information on the Internet is a fi...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed May 12, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 13211

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

BZE will be 5x weekly LAX, 2x weekly from SEA. Seasonal, potentially year round if it performs well. Source please? bb Internal company info. Should not have been shared. I don't see it publicly either, all the more reason not to have posted that information. That was pretty foolish. It’s a great w...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed May 12, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 13211

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

I hope they [AS] can start expanding flights from PAE with those new E175s instead of continuing to delay resuming many of them. UA is sitting on some unused PAE slots too after canceling PAE-SFO. The delay in growing PAE is I'm sure not due to shortage of a/c, it's due to lack of traffic. Everett ...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed May 12, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 13211

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

They also announced today they’ll be adding some lines of Airbus flying by bringing some A320s out of storage. Also adding 3 seats to the -800s BZE will be 5x weekly LAX, 2x weekly from SEA. Seasonal, potentially year round if it performs well. SEA-BZE? Wow. Any insight on other expansion since the...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed May 12, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 13211

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

If AS were retiring mainline aircraft and not replacing them (instead of growing the fleet), AS pilots might have a reason to complain. Entitlement is a cancer. I don’t get why the mainline pilots wouldn’t like it either. The E175s are mostly deployed in markets that can’t support a 737. Either tho...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed May 12, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 13211

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

The mainline pilots are not going to like this. If AS were retiring mainline aircraft and not replacing them (instead of growing the fleet), AS pilots might have a reason to complain. Entitlement is a cancer. I don’t get why the mainline pilots wouldn’t like it either. The E175s are mostly deployed...

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by BoeingGuy
Mon May 10, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-200LR/300ER vs 777X common type rating
Replies: 12
Views: 2207

Re: 777-200LR/300ER vs 777X common type rating

It surprises me that the 777 and 787 would have a common type anywhere. The avionics are pretty different. There are enough small differences that a differences course should be required. Meaning a pilot rated on the 77W has to take a short training before he/she can fly the 9. I'd imagine the chan...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun May 09, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

I could see WN trying BLI-Hawaii, when they finally get around to announcing routes from BLI. I if wonder AS will jump back into BLI, with more than just flights to SEA, in an attempt to defend the Pacific Northwest? Or will they just let G4 and WN have BLI? Remember that AS used to fly BLI-Hawaii....

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by BoeingGuy
Sun May 09, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

It would be idiotic to start SEA or PDX to Hawaii in the summer. Unlike California, this is a slow traffic period. PNW to Hawaii is a dominant winter flow. You're right but I think WN will come in, guns a blazing, fares in the gutter, and fill up a bunch of seats for a couple of months out of the P...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun May 09, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

We know that AS has already surrendered OAK and SMF-to-HI to WN (& HA) but I'm wondering how much AAG will be willing/able to fight for the other mainland lower-48 gateways they offer: SEA/PDX/SFO/SJC/LAX/SAN, and whether any new gateways will be added? Has anybody seen or heard anything regard...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1460
Views: 247798

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Whether the E-175 can do DFW-YYC depends on the weather. I have been on it once and passengers were left behind because of weather enroute. It can do it on a good day. Typically isn't enroute weather but rather destination weather. If both YYC and YEG WX sucks, the alternate is usually either GEG o...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1245
Views: 155193

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

For SOME Reason I can not add the photo, Is the new 100 years Livery for Alaska in service I can not see any reg number? If its this plane , the registration number is N248AK And the 100 years is celebrating 100 years of Boeing, not Alaska, its officially called "Celebration of Boeing", w...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rapid Exit Taxiway / 777-8/9 folding wing tips (FWT)
Replies: 24
Views: 5979

Re: Rapid Exit Taxiway / 777-8/9 folding wing tips (FWT)

All the more important design is tight. Humans do make mistakes. Not looking forward to reading 10,000 a.net posts some ground/flight crew forgot to remove pitot tube cover or didn't notice wasp net, wrong air speed and tips folded. Yes one can blame the crew or anticipate and have a reasonably dec...

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