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by ikramerica
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 88
Views: 12173

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

Well, at least now we know why Boeing won't do the most logical thing, which is scrap MCAS altogether. ....with 500+ likely deliveries to WN, they can't afford a half billion dollars in stipulated fees for this contraption. :( Remember, in the US, anyone can be sued for anything, even for some of t...

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by ikramerica
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 9656

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

Pavlakakos wrote:
Francoflier wrote:
Nooooooooo!! Not the wine!...
:hissyfit:


Well, at least they didn't run out of coffee.

“That’s right. I had Lasagna.”

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by ikramerica
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 210
Views: 19811

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Train travel is much more convenient up to a 3 hour trip maybe even 4. You go from city centre to city centre , the process is a lot more relaxed, no hassle with security, waiting around terminals, lining up to check in, security, board flights, waiting for any bags, transport into and from city ce...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 6326

Re: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft

This is not commercial aviation topic, is it?

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by ikramerica
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23007

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Another thing that I'm surprised no one has mentioned is that the narrowbodies of the '70's did not have the range that they do today. The old 737-200s and 727-200s could only fly about 1400 miles if full. Thus, if an airline wanted to do a trans-con or something almost trans-con, you needed a DC10...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14634

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

Yes, time and time again, the only proven way to reduce congestion is to tax it. The APM won't reduce congestion in and of itself, but it will give travelers another option (several, actually) for where to be dropped off. That should make the overall experience much better. The next step would be f...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 25992

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Oh one Boeing mechanic and a qa inspector stamped something false and the news says the whole company is responsible.. just wonderful. Both people were fired. I wonder what's next "Corrective actions" should be next, so that it does not happen again. And this is the area where Boeing cons...

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by ikramerica
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14634

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

In many cases the gate might actually be available but because of the terminal design, sometimes open gates can't be reached due to alley congestion. The amount of heavy jets make pushbacks more difficult as well as more time consuming. By adding end gates that require A/C to push back on to the in...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 15695

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

Is it normal for "maintenance and heavy refurbishments" to take almost 7 months to complete? Article is saying it left for China on January 1, 2019 and has been there ever since. New cabins get installed when the plane gets stripped to the bones for normal heavy MX checks so yes 6 months ...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 10067

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

[twoid][/twoid] This adds to what I was going to mention about the long period and sometimes variable period womp, womp, womp some twins experience. Its also a harmonic when the two engines, not spinning at the same exact speed, create a not so pleasant combination. You mean a beats frequency? https...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19141

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

90 minute flight, and she slept through everything? Was she on some sort of medication? No one sitting the the seat next to her during the flight? De-boarding flights IMO are very noisy and disruptive anyways and she didn't hear all that noise? No one meeting her at the airport? If so you'd think t...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 42
Views: 4869

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

The USA market would have looked very different with CO+NW, US+UA, AA, DL. AIRTRAN probably would have gone to someone else, DL maybe acquire AS, VX swallowed by who? Or maybe VX+B6?

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by ikramerica
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 10067

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

I think though that the origin of the rattling are not the shockwaves. Dozens of blades rotating 50 times per second would not be perceptible to the human ear/brain as a high frequency rattling/buzz saw but as a constant sound. Plus the noise is most perceptible at a normal angle rather than from t...

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by ikramerica
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 5852

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

The King Air 65 was the beginning of the family. It is a very under preforming airplane by today's standards. Depending on the model of 65 it either had a Take Off Gross Weight of 9,000lb or 9,300lbs. If it was a true military surplus version that wasn't pressurized and stripped to a bare cargo cab...

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by ikramerica
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 5101

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

AA inherited hub from TWA. They had no interest in keeping it long term, only long enough to satisfy anti-trust regulators that "they tried." They reduced it continually and once it was safe to close it, they did.

That's pretty much it. The rest is just mental gymnastics.

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by ikramerica
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18206

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

One way. They are giving away 2 one-way tickets. One way. Lets hope they rectify that by clarifying that a return ticket is included on another flight within 14 days. This is why ex-Gordon CO fans cringe at the new UA management. It started with Jeff, installed as merger bait. And it continues. One ...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4009

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

Technology is there?? I highly doubt that. Having the questionable honor of working with Airbus software in the last years I have seen too much IT fails to believe for a second that they are ready for autonomous flights. And I hope authorities feel that way too. Even for Cargo since the aircraft do...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16719

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Amazing that its so unworkable that they have a 10 year life. Then again, QR didn’t need them in the first place.

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by ikramerica
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15207

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Is there any reason to believe A330neo has any effect on A350 orders? I'm still of the mindset that the A350 Mk1, refined rather than abandoned would have sold more than the current A350, and been delivered at the same time as the 787, cutting into Boeing sales. Eventually Airbus realized this with...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12798

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

Boom are basically a tech company making an aircraft, so the value here is in the IP. Closing $100m in Series B is impressive - it shows the due diligence has been done and that enough people / parties consider it worthwhile to proceeded. Wishing them all the best here. Just investing in potential ...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86838

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Margins on narrowbody aircraft are already rather low, any huge discount here will render the sale unprofitable or onerous. Narrowbody margins are well into the double-digits based on financial reports. Considering the sheer number that Airbus and Boeing pump out, their unit costs are surprisingly ...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15207

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Is there any reason to believe A330neo has any effect on A350 orders? I'm still of the mindset that the A350 Mk1, refined rather than abandoned would have sold more than the current A350, and been delivered at the same time as the 787, cutting into Boeing sales. Eventually Airbus realized this with...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86838

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Who saw that coming? https://www.sharesmagazine.co.uk/news/market/6466784/IAG-signs-letter-of-intent-for-200-B737-8-B737-10 IAG SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT FOR 200 BOEING 737-8 AND 737-10 International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed a letter of intent with Boeing for 200 B737 aircraft to join its fleet...

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by ikramerica
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39243

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

For those wondering where UA will get a proper 757 for replacement if write off, they don’t need one. Could be they can increase 767 use, delay airframe retirement, take up non-international slack with other narrow bodies, etc.

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by ikramerica
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39243

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Hate to see that kind of damage on a 757 because it probably means scrapping for such an old frame. Hate to see my favorite planes disappear.

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by ikramerica
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15207

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Apart from the initial battery cluster-f, AFAIK the "large numbers of 787s on the ground waiting for fixes" are primarily due to RR engines and unrelated to the airframe itself. Kindly correct me if there are other issues I am unaware of. Pretty significant issue that stops the aircraft f...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 45
Views: 11577

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

Not to nitpick further, but to the FAA there is no such thing as a 777-200ER - it's a Boeing marketing term. Per the FAA type cert, all 777-200s are -200s. Even the serial number plate on the individual aircraft state "777-222" or "777-224" as applicable for UA or CO built birds...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point
Replies: 59
Views: 8930

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

When a grizzly decides to go somewhere, the smartest thing to do is go somewhere else.

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by ikramerica
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31110

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

Business today is essentially what first was 10-15 years ago and the business of 10-15 years ago is the same as what a lot of y+ is today. The corporate contracts of people in business has seen a slide into the world of first class tickets and first class prices with only a name staying similar, th...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23007

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Well I was talking to a colleague today who did some revenue work for AA in the late 90's, and he said they used to REALLY overbook flights (like, 50% over real capacity). And then at the gate, if most pax showed up, AA would start giving generous compensations for those who volunteered to offload....

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by ikramerica
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23007

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

You also have to consider the economic development of parts of the world. For example Pan Am had a Sydney Singapore flight that went on to all parts of the subcontinent and the ME before returning to NYC. Some flights only operated less than weekly. LH had 747s to the USA out of Hamburg even, Qanta...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7328

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

Increasing ultimate load bearing of structures is not worth it as there will never be such a heavy passenger plane in the lifetime of the structure. The trend is for lighter MTOW aircraft, not heavier. The A380, however, spreads its weight over a large area. The trend for smaller jets has been towa...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7328

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

The marginal costs of a third jetway probably arent worth it. The marginal cost of having the second jetway able to reach the second floor probably are. Widening taxiways is worthwhile in the long term if part of other improvements. Increasing ultimate load bearing of structures is not worth it as t...

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by ikramerica
Thu May 30, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9792

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

I experienced a Go Around on a KLM flight from AMS to IST on a 737-800 oh around 10 years ago. It was a sunny day with no clouds and no wind. The pilots abandoned touchdown in the last minute and decided to do a go around. Funny part was when the pilot came up on PA to make the announcement. Using ...

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by ikramerica
Thu May 30, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9792

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

Last time I had a go around was about a year ago into San Diego , no pilot announcement or anything, we just went around and landed again as if it was a routine landing. Some people during debarring called it "intense" but that was about it. Was it a touch and go? I had one into MCO where...

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by ikramerica
Thu May 30, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9792

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

kjeld0d wrote:
berari wrote:
many passengers broke out into worship songs and clapping, while some fell to their knees in prayer.


ikramerica wrote:
We had this happen on a 757 into LGA.


Really?? Which did you do?

I think the clapping. But it was New York. So it was sarcastic clapping.

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by ikramerica
Wed May 29, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9792

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

For a go around? We had this happen on a 757 into LGA. Pilot apologized because it would cause a delay but he didn’t want to park in the water.

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by ikramerica
Tue May 28, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage
Replies: 17
Views: 5961

Re: China southern A380 receives siginificant hail damage

Nothing serious. The plane is already scheduled to operate as CZ3108 today. Just an inspection, replace the windshield and the nose, that's all. I don't know why so many of Anet-er feel that aviation outside the western world is unsafe, while it is not rare for a plane that suffered certain damage ...

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by ikramerica
Mon May 27, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13328

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Since the general unaccompanied minor policy is that five year olds and older can travel alone, I think the FAA should mandate that anyone 4 and under must be seated next to their 16 and over travel companion, however the airlines accomplish that is their business. Beyond that, in what cases would ...

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by ikramerica
Sat May 25, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13328

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Regarding all the selfish comments about how you dont have kids so its not your problem and how kids should pay more, you are thinking of it wrong. Its not about helping the parents who “choose to have kids.” Its about helping the kids, who through no fault of their own, were born. YOU WERE ALL CHIL...

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by ikramerica
Sat May 25, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13328

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

On DL, as long as you aren’t on a basic fare, you can call the airline immediately after booking and they will seat you together in the back if possible. If you look at DL seat availability, you will see the back rows are always blocked. When we were a family of 3 this worked great. Now that

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by ikramerica
Fri May 24, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42794

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

He’s just snowflaking an old adage.

“You learn more from your failures than your successes” is being bastardized into “It’s a success because of how much we learned.”

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by ikramerica
Thu May 23, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13328

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Of course, if United had forcibly reseated other passengers so that this family could sit together, there’d be another story in the media about United kicking someone out of their seat again. Uhmm, they are Reseating the family in the first place and they Paid for it. Isn't that a problem in the fi...

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by ikramerica
Mon May 20, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22295

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

I don’t understand what the obsession with PTVs is? What did you all do on flights before airlines started to put them in? 77H Watched the movie playing on the big screen Im not young but transcons have had IFE since Ive been alive. Movie projectors, sound tube headphones. OAG guide had a little ca...

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by ikramerica
Sun May 19, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19317

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

During my last visit to the United States I bought the book Speaking American: How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide by Josh Katz. The book uses maps to show how Americans speak English differently across the US. Attention is also given to the different names for fizzy drinks. https:/...

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by ikramerica
Sun May 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19317

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

richiemo wrote:
terrible!!!!! Is it me or did it used to seem like it was 80% coke, 20% pepsi everywhere. Now way too much pepsi. Tragic

Pepsi gets a lot of business through exclusive contracts. The NCAA, vending on most college campuses, YUM! Brands, the cayman islands, etc.

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by ikramerica
Fri May 17, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka
Replies: 7
Views: 4942

Re: Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka

Southwest creates an onboard culture of jokiness and goofiness that I find annoying and sometimes unprofessional. But it's who they are. To expect customers not to play along is hypocritical. Many witnesses say that the FA was just in a bad mood because of the long delay, and went off the deep end. ...

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by ikramerica
Sat May 11, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139677

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

I believe the thought is that before an emergency landing, the crew has specific instructions that include the bracing position, exits, shoes, bags, etc.

The problem is, during a botched landing, no such instructions can be given before panic has set in.

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by ikramerica
Wed May 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139677

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

https://i1.wp.com/www.util21.ro/relaxare/poze/avioane/boeing-707-100-i.jpg https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Icelandair-737-MAX-4.jpg Same fuselage cross section, 60 years apart. Top picture is nothing more than a hat and coat rack. Seeing some of the bag sizes being dragged off the...

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by ikramerica
Wed May 08, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41713

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

Imagine if American pilots had to fly in kind of conditions that are routine in the monsoon season in SE Asia. It'd be carnage. Those pilots out there must be damn good. Having lived in Colombia a while, which is basically covered in monster cumulonimbus year round, and terrain that makes for some ...

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