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by birdbrainz
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 55
Views: 13910

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

Taking out PTVs was dumb in the first place. Talk to anyone NOT on here, they evaluate if the plane was "old" by if it had PTVs or not. People want and use PTVs. Unless you are an ULCC not installing PTVs was a bad idea. I personally despise the PTVs, and shut them off as fast as possible...

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by birdbrainz
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 638
Views: 165506

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

This is one long aircraft. It boogles the mind without looking out of proportion.
http://www.paineairport.com/images/kpae17617gh.png

Can't wait to see all the pretty silhouettes of it in cruise once it's in service.

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by birdbrainz
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7888

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

I'm not generally a fan of the bay area's eco-measures, but this (and paper straws) I support wholeheartedly. The single-use straw and plastic water bottle thing is out of control. That said, it'll be interesting to see if WBM is right and we just end up with a different kind of waste, not to mentio...

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by birdbrainz
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday
Replies: 16
Views: 2677

Re: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday

JohnAudiR18 wrote:
Pardon me for asking but what TATL mean? Everyone tosses it around like it's more common knowledge than the alphabet itself


TATL is Transatlantic.
TPAC is transpacific.

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by birdbrainz
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2511
Views: 327043

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Changing the name will not affect the DNA. Nobody will want to fly this bird, except, maybe, the Boeing sales force. Then you'd better not fly any jetliner, as the same folks and process were used on every other aircraft. By the time it's in air, it will have been the most scrutinized aircraft ever...

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by birdbrainz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18361

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Coronado990 wrote:
Ok...GRR would really be a strange one. What's the reasoning there?


Agreed, unless someone makes a CRJ-700XXXLR

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by birdbrainz
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23203

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

This carbon dioxide reduction bogeyman is turning out to be the biggest scam in human history. Amen, but you're a brave soul to say it. The reason for the fixation on CO2 is that you can weaponize it to push renewables and control fossil fuel usage, and at the end of the day, it's all about global ...

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by birdbrainz
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7407

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Possibly to avoid Russian airspace for some bizarre reason?
ETOPS is also a possible reason, but it's a 777-200LR. Seems odd.
The winds aloft must not be that strong now.

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by birdbrainz
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23203

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

If KLM wants people to take the train more, all they need to do is stop flying competing flights. Boom. Problem solved. Unless, of course, there's money to be made by flying them, which is why they're flying them in first place. KLM is trying to earn brownie points by advocating the the train knowin...

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by birdbrainz
Tue May 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16690

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

downdata wrote:
777 - the wide body version of max
787- the dreamliner of max
797 - the latest version of max
747F - the freighter version of max
:spin:


Absolutely Priceless. You forgot: A320: European version of Max.

How about: F/A-18: Single-seat combat version of Max, also made by Boeing.

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by birdbrainz
Mon May 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385353

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I just love all these armchair 'pilots' who seem to think the ET crew should have recognised what was going on, and done the runaway trim checklist. Let's think about what was going on in that flight deck. A brand new aircraft, normal take-off, alarms sound / shaker, followed by repeated pitching d...

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by birdbrainz
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363030

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

The Rising Blue belly with blue on blue globe look a million times better. We need to start a crowdfunding site to get CarbonFibre's livery adopted. I’m sure if you raise $200 million bucks United will paint their fleet whatever color you want when you write the check. Checking my account balance n...

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by birdbrainz
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363030

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I've figured out what looks weird. The swoopy line clashes with how straight and big the billboard titles are.

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by birdbrainz
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363030

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

The Rising Blue belly with blue on blue globe look a million times better. We need to start a crowdfunding site to get CarbonFibre's livery adopted.

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by birdbrainz
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716167

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

This has certainly left both the FAA and Boeing with black eyes, and if guilty, rightly so. I would be interested in knowing how Airbus handles a similar system. The A320 does not need an MCAS. It has fly by wire too. It does, actually. It's just that the sidestick can't fight it. https://avherald....

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by birdbrainz
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716167

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The fact that increasing the thrust in level flight causes the 737MAX to tilt its nose upwards potentially causing high speed stalls is what many people call " aerodynamically flawed", Isn't it true that most aircraft pitch up as thrust is increased, and that's usually considered a good t...

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by birdbrainz
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716167

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Pilots who can't handle a "tricky" aircraft shouldn't be flying the public. However, we can't identify these pilots until they prove that they can't fly the "tricky" aircraft. I have another test with these questions: 1. What does MCAS stand for and how does it work? 2. Where ar...

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by birdbrainz
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718421

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Completely unrelated comment: Has anyone wondered why the Chinese were so quick to ground the MAX? Could it be that they have their own flight tracking, and picked up the similarities (if any) to the Lion Air crash? Or was it just a knee-jerk? Just wondering. As for flying the MAX, I'd really love t...

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by birdbrainz
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716167

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I'm very curious if there are any 737 MAX pilots on here who might be willing to comment about the aircraft, training, or procedures.

Of course, he or she would need to be mindful that posting anything like this could get you fired/disciplined by your employer.

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by birdbrainz
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716167

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I emailed out an advisory to my family and friends and it goes like this - "While commercial aviation is extremely safe; far safer than driving, please avoid flying on the MAX 8 version of the 737 if possible because 2 brand new planes have fallen out of the sky with suspicions that there coul...

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by birdbrainz
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716167

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Let's just think about the responses on this thread if the Bombardier C-Series lost 2 frames out of 350 in such a short time. (Yes, I know it's the A220 now and not as many have been built) The 737 is a trusted and reliable aircraft type, but the latest updates to the MAX have changed the aircraft ...

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by birdbrainz
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17657

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

If I would have pegged anyone for a fan of the New Green Deal it would have been Gavin Newsom. I'd tend to agree. Herein lies the key point: The Green New Deal seems like a fantastic idea until the numbers are crunched. The rest of the GND will come crashing down as soon as the pencils come out. Ti...

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by birdbrainz
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17657

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

If I would have pegged anyone for a fan of the New Green Deal it would have been Gavin Newsom. I'd tend to agree. Herein lies the key point: The Green New Deal seems like a fantastic idea until the numbers are crunched. The rest of the GND will come crashing down as soon as the pencils come out. Ti...

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by birdbrainz
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service
Replies: 71
Views: 7602

Re: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service

I don't think range for a CRJ-700 is an issue for the route, as TUS-IAD is 300 mi longer. I'm betting it's either aircraft availability, or matching F9 and not giving customers a reason to choose F9. Don't forget that DEN isn't at sea level. True. On the other hand, Tuscon is at 2500 ft elevation, ...

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by birdbrainz
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service
Replies: 71
Views: 7602

Re: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service

azstar wrote:
birdbrainz wrote:
I don't think range for a CRJ-700 is an issue for the route, as TUS-IAD is 300 mi longer.



No one flies TUS-IAD nonstop.


Mesa (YV) 3231 TUS-IAD 1110a-454p CRJ-700.

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by birdbrainz
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service
Replies: 71
Views: 7602

Re: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service

I don't think range for a CRJ-700 is an issue for the route, as TUS-IAD is 300 mi longer.

I'm betting it's either aircraft availability, or matching F9 and not giving customers a reason to choose F9.

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by birdbrainz
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion At SFO
Replies: 33
Views: 8237

Re: Expansion At SFO

San Francisco with a runway? Good luck with that proposal.... There is a slow, but steady shift of attitude around development in the Bay Area. It won’t change overnight but I suspect there will be an opportunity to build a runway down the road. Whether or not that is true, it's just unnecessary. T...

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by birdbrainz
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion At SFO
Replies: 33
Views: 8237

Re: Expansion At SFO

LAX772LR wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:
SFODXBFRALHRBLR wrote:
Also, might SFO also add a 5th runway?
SFODXBFRALHRBLR wrote:
I want to land an A380 at Lukla.

You know, I’m honestly not sure which of these is more likely to happen.

Oh that's easy-- the latter.

......no hippie protesters would be laying down on the runway, at Lukla. :duck:


So true...

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by birdbrainz
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 12279

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

Judging by how it's tracking more south now, ATL is going to get at least some of it. CLT and RDU are also going to be affected.

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by birdbrainz
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights
Replies: 74
Views: 13600

Re: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights

Not really outside of DCA where runway length is a factor. The 900ER's make regular appearances on SEA-BOS, SEA-FLL, and even to Hawaii, among the longest routes AS operates. The -800 makes up almost a third of the mainline fleet so you see them throughout the system. If anything there seems to be ...

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by birdbrainz
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 217
Views: 29785

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

If "A Total of 60 A380/747 sized aircraft will be sold over the next 20 years" Then shouldn't Boeing worry about 777-9 which is clearly 747-sized? Exactly. You stole my thunder. Not only is the A380 a dud, but the 777-9x is also likely to be an under-performer sales-wise as well. The 777-...

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by birdbrainz
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39585

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

All of this going on about wanting a quiet aircraft... Its very odd that I've slept best (and enjoyed my flights the most) on Dash-8s (while wearing my Bose headphones). I thought it was a fluke until on a Delta 717 way in the back, and noticed exactly the same thing: the more noise, the easier it i...

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by birdbrainz
Wed May 02, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27896

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

In reality 737s and A320s crossing oceans is a sad indicator of the sorry state of the aviation industry. Gone are the days of faster, higher, bigger, better. Higher? A quick look at Flightaware.com reveals that a lot of the 737-800's are cruising at FL370 and FL380, with a few at FL410. Ditto for ...

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by birdbrainz
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27896

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

In reality 737s and A320s crossing oceans is a sad indicator of the sorry state of the aviation industry. Gone are the days of faster, higher, bigger, better. Higher? A quick look at Flightaware.com reveals that a lot of the 737-800's are cruising at FL370 and FL380, with a few at FL410. Ditto for ...

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by birdbrainz
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27896

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I always go out of my way to see if a B-52 is on that route, and book that whenever possible. With eight engines, what could possibly go wrong? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=182AepOJjMs I was referring to the B-52's not piloted as though they are F-15s. This guy was a goon, just like the dude who...

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by birdbrainz
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27896

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I know 757,767,A330 and 777 aren’t fully stocked with fuel but enough to cover the Mission plus reserves but those reserves far surpass a fully fueled 737 and have much more capability in an engine emergency and reliant on much more comfortable fuel reserves. Reserves for *any* twin going OAK-HNL a...

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by birdbrainz
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27896

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I always go out of my way to see if a B-52 is on that route, and book that whenever possible. With eight engines, what could possibly go wrong?

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by birdbrainz
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 33215

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

I love it.

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by birdbrainz
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320
Replies: 29
Views: 4933

Re: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320

Just remember that the 737 was created to compete against the DC-9 and not the A320. Neither the 737 or the 320 can hold a candle to the 9 for ruggedness or durability. Exactly. My father worked in engineering and flight test for UA in the late '60s, and has a degree in aeronautical engineering. He...

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by birdbrainz
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35601

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

LH needs to bring back the gray belly. It makes the A350 look so much more sleek. It wasn't as noticeable on the 747-8i.

I feel the urge to vomit when I see the new livery on the A350.

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by birdbrainz
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33232

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

Did the dog die of suffocation, or did it freak out? Or was it a breed that might have breathing issues at altitude? I have a hard time believing it would suffocate, as the bins are big, and there seems like a fair amount of room inside the carrier. Not saying it's impossible. If it were my dog, I'd...

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by birdbrainz
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 9910

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

The Bay Area CSA is approaching 9 MIL in population and, like all other big cities faces urban planning problems. They are certainly not unique to here. I take Caltrain every day. It’s a great way to get into the city and ridership has doubled over the past four years. Bart is hauling nearly 500K p...

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by birdbrainz
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 9910

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

If it weren’t for NIMBY-ism this place would’ve been ruined generations ago. Sounds like you found happiness in the south! Awesome for you! There’s a reason places like this are expensive... I'm not saying all development should be automatically rubber-stamped. However, the bay area has had about t...

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by birdbrainz
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 9910

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

I wonder how many of those "chainers" have ever loudly displayed their upset over the chronic delays at SFO or exhorbitant fares?! I grew up in the Bay Area. Those people can afford the airfare. And for the minority that can't, they have no interest in traveling anywhere east of Reno anyw...

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by birdbrainz
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 9910

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

Oh, one more thing: SJC is completely hemmed in, so don't look for too much expansion or additional capacity at SJC. I don't know much about OAK's ability to expand. Oh, and Moffett Field ain't gonna happen. Too many NIMBY's there, too. As far as I can tell, there's more hope for NYC that SF because...

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by birdbrainz
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 9910

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

Have there ever been or will there ever be future expansion at both JFK and SFO, by reclaiming land from the Bay area surrounding them both? Considering how important both airports are, I am very surprised by the lack of future planning. It would have been a lot easier decades ago, than now. SFO ha...

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by birdbrainz
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211765

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I love CandyMan's proposed livery.

The one rolled out by LH looks, dare I say it, more East German (DDR days). Yuck, Yuck, Yuck.

I see the UTA comparison way made, and it's a fair one, although UTA's has a big plus: the green doors.

Please bring the gold back, LH!

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by birdbrainz
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?
Replies: 33
Views: 4564

Re: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?

I don't think it would have mattered. After all, Ryanair's first 737 appeared after the 320 was available. It's not as though every airline interested in buying their first 130-150 seat single-aisle twin after 1985 automatically went for Airbus. Also, Southwest could have made a fleet change to the ...

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by birdbrainz
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22278

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

leyland1989 wrote:
Meanwhile in an alternate universe...
Image


Much, much better.

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by birdbrainz
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22278

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

TR wrote:
This livery just does not work on the 737. It will never be favorite livery to me but I think it looks OK on the Dreamliners and the A330/A320s but this one..... nah..


I have to agree. I really don't like this livery one bit on any aircraft.

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