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by SEA
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 10303

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal

And then a Navy SEAL gets booted for taking a selfie. Idiocy literally could not worse. It's fun how you didn't write "And then a person/guy/man (choose the one you like) gets booted for taking a selfie." It sounds like its (former) job is of any importance in this situation, like it woul...

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by SEA
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional
Replies: 102
Views: 15325

Re: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional

https://delta-airlines.flight-status.info/dl-281
Flights are around 11-12 hours.


Yeap, they used to use the 763 when this route started.
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ewt340 wrote:
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SEA-PVG isn't even that long of a flight. It's less than 5,000nmi.
https://delta-airlines.flight-status.info/dl-281
Flights are around 11-12 hours.


Yeap, they used to use the 763 when this route started.

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by SEA
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4883

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

Some aircraft (E-Jets and 777s are the ones I know of, but there are probably more) already have cameras pointing from the cockpit doorway towards the cabin, and you can see the galley, entryway, and first few rows. It's a great idea, and I hope we see more cameras around airplanes soon. Safety ove...

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by SEA
Sun May 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155029

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

So at a minimum this may have been caused by crap CRM. Saying "we are comfortable" when you're waaaaay outside the slot means that that 17000 hours flying experience made the captain think that his superhuman flying skills allowed him to ignore the Company's rules, and if there wasn't a r...

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by SEA
Fri May 22, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155029

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Out of curiosity if the gear was not down and the plane did impact the runway wouldnt: a. We have pics of the runway itself (especially seeing that the passenger list already leaked)? b. Have some more damage on the fuselage especially towards the rear of the plane (potentially tail strike as it tr...

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by SEA
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 15026

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

Not really sure about the needed size of this new turboprop, but off the top of my head all I can say is that 'disruptive technology' and Boeing do not go together well. Particularly not in the same sentence. I do trust Embraer for their innovation and courage, but not the Boeing company. They are ...

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by SEA
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56842

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Jesus Christ, people need to re-watch the intro to the 1993 movie "Short Cuts" to clued in on this. Also, WTF were the stupid teachers and/or police officers doing at this time? You got 60 kids outside and see a low lying aircraft on a approach = Get them to Safety. They had warning, as t...

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by SEA
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18162

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

I am surprised the US allows LH, OS or the ME3 to fly to Iran. The US has absolutely no control over where other sovereign nations allow their flagged carriers to operate. Sure they do. Mahan dropped FCO and MXP after the U.S. "suggested" the Italian government step in and pull their land...

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by SEA
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296517

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I find it difficult to believe an air defense crew would be unable to differentiate between an aircraft that obviously just took off from IKA and an aircraft that most likely would be flying faster, at a higher altitude, Look no further than MH17. I think the circumstances are somewhat different, b...

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by SEA
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296517

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Another video showing the plane going down https://twitter.com/SBayatpour/status/1214981406797029377 You can see in this video that there was a small flash right before the huge flames. That flash can only be some detonation either a missile or the engine. I think a missile exploding at the other s...

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by SEA
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296517

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

It is simpel enough When height is in feet and distance in statute miles (1.6km), the formula is 1.22 x sqrt(height). At 8.000 feet (flightlevel 80) the visible distance is 109 SM/175 KM. Of course weather, visibility and such do play a role. Minor problem of lots of high mountains between the Gulf...

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by SEA
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296517

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

[photoid][/photoid] If someone hit the plane mistakenly for me it Is more likely to be USA rather than Iran. Iranians should know better that the airport Is close, the plane was following a normal route after taking off....Anyway I strongly believe it Is a failure or even a terrorist attack rather ...

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by SEA
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15434

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

As many have mentioned, AC likes to get every single mile possible out of their aircraft. AC owned 10 out of the 19 77Ws, and 4 out of the 6 as of 2019. I’m no expert, but to me that indicates they are less likely to withdraw or replace the type until they’re nearing the end of their operational li...

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by SEA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24730

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

DDR wrote:
People still flew on the DC-10 after a string of crashes. If the Max flies again, people will fly on it.

O'Leary could have chosen his words more carefully however.


Yeah, his statement says less about the MAX and more about his management style IMO.

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by SEA
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8621

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

Looking at it from a security standpoint I think this is a bad idea. Never mind the extra crowds. What's to stop Joe or Jane off the street from coming through and trying to sneak on a flight without a ticket? At least now, one has to already have purchased a ticket to access the sterile areas so t...

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by SEA
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8621

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

So many dramatic replies in this thread! If 100 extra people airside will break the airport, I hope a 77W never has to divert to SEA. Imagine the absolute chaos!

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by SEA
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9999

Re: What does WN do about NK?

They used to have a terrible reputation, but now I know people who absolutely have the means to pay more for other options but don’t because they’re satisfied with what they get from NK. They would rather spend the money on a nicer hotel etc.. I've heard quite a few relatives say the same thing abo...

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by SEA
Fri May 31, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 35
Views: 7881

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ne-436707/
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Vladex wrote:
SEA wrote:
Vladex wrote:

Any other operator that has problems ?


Spirit has had quite a few issues as well. But pretty much every operator.


Show me inactive planes. It sounds like FUD.


https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ne-436707/

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by SEA
Thu May 30, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 35
Views: 7881

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

GTF engines sound and look so much better and I bet they are the most efficient so I am not into this. A321 LR is probably based on GTF. Doesn’t matter if the plane can’t fly anywhere. Also the A321LR test frame was a LEAP powered aircraft. Any other operator that has problems ? Spirit has had quit...

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by SEA
Thu May 30, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 10384

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

737max8 wrote:

It's interesting how people can fly their whole lives without one and you've have 4 and I've had 3 at Love Field alone in the last 5 years.


I went forever without having any then in 2017 I had four go arounds at SEA. Had several in DEN, all due to wind shear warning.

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by SEA
Thu May 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: President Trump Using 757?
Replies: 19
Views: 5927

Re: President Trump Using 757?

It’s probably a cost thing. The president is campaigning in Pennsylvania tonight. If incumbent presidents want to use VC-25 for campaigning, they must reimburse the government. I’m guessing that costs a lot more than opting to fly Trumo’s personal plane. The Secret Service isn't going to let him fl...

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by SEA
Thu May 30, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One (lightly loaded B742 with B744 engines, VC-25A) can't fly ADW-HND (DC-Tokyo) non-stop!?
Replies: 13
Views: 4072

Re: Air Force One (lightly loaded B742 with B744 engines, VC-25A) can't fly ADW-HND (DC-Tokyo) non-stop!?

Air refueling is always an option. AF-1 pilots maintain air refueling proficiency in the E-4B and in the C-32B. But to schedule an air refueling requires the SS to fly aboard the tanker and the fuel aboard the tanker to be certified. Emergency refueling can happen as no one would have advanced know...

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by SEA
Mon May 20, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 16232

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Get more service at PAE so there are more options for those north of Seattle, then expand Olympia.

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by SEA
Thu May 16, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 23662

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

Get on a DL 757 with with a newer cabin and then get on a newer Frontier A320 and ask the pax which plane they think is newer.

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by SEA
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 46599

Re: WN looking at A220

WN doesn't just do things for the heck of it, like any business. If they have a need for the A220 and the economics work, then they aren't going to pass on it just because it's not a 737. With that being said, I have to imagine that even if they were to announce today that they are buying the A220, ...

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by SEA
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 116
Views: 27377

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

I have some experience with this but in a different manufacturing industry. My biased opinion is location of the plant and local workforce that works there. We had plants in Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia. They all had the same issues. Quality control. It got so bad the product we were...

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by SEA
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 6270

Re: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?

And do keep in mind while A and B have a duopoly they do compete - fiercely and not always fairly. Their customers the airlines compete even more ferociously. Good planes like the 380 and the 767 (and no need to be contentious and name others) while good, were just not good enough. It often is a su...

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by SEA
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX
Replies: 28
Views: 7890

Re: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX

Anything over 2 hours in a 737 is painful I regularly flew 6 hours legs in Y on Austrian 738's from DXB to VIE, and they were more comfortable than EK's 777 Y, BA 744 Y, LH 340 Y and depending on what seat you were on due to HUGE avod boxes, QR 330 Y. Granted, this was over a decade ago but it goes...

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by SEA
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai
Replies: 29
Views: 9096

Re: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai

Ziyulu wrote:
My biggest issue with the 787 is the 3-3-3 seating. It is impossible to ride in comfort in Y class.


I don't understand why people say stuff like this. Any airline can make any airliner as uncomfortable as they want.

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by SEA
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 50489

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

CFM56 engines don’t like short flights, the engines need time to cool down. M That’s why you don’t see CFM56s on interisland flights. WN and AK both have no issue at all running short flights and quick turns all day every day from routes like GEG-SEA... Not to mention international airlines that ru...

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by SEA
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)
Replies: 65
Views: 13102

Re: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/9/19)

On board! A beautiful aircraft! It'd better be beautiful...the unit cost is 89.5 m. Maybe not so much for DL ;) What currency are you using? It certainly isn't USD - for $89.5, you can almost get a brand-new A330 or B787! The A220-100 list price is $81m, the -300 is $90m. Obviously DL is paying now...

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by SEA
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL already ending SEA-KIX?
Replies: 72
Views: 13572

Re: DL already ending SEA-KIX?

To throw SEA and bone for ending SEA-HKG Delta doesn't want to give the impression it is failing in SEA. Airlines are businesses. They aren't going to start a route to "throw a bone" or give an "impression." They see a market so they are going with it. SEA-HKG didn't work, mainl...

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by SEA
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 9156

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

Years ago the USA allowed smoking in the cockpit. I flew in the Navy and We allowed smoking in the cockpit of the P3's I flew on. Once we banned smoking on our airplanes at United? we found quite a few problems to be reduced or eliminated. Starting with the Cabin door seals leaking, Air conditionin...

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by SEA
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots arrival... Delta TOC? video
Replies: 31
Views: 4721

Re: New England Patriots arrival... Delta TOC? video

deltaffindfw wrote:
In the Pats video, there is an Air Force (presidential) plane parked. Is that a 757?


Yes (well a C-32).

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by SEA
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10571

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

Others have correctly commented on the configuration change and the response for a windshear escape maneuver. The image isn't clear, but there's a lot of red on that display, and the fact that they're in the hail shortly after the encounter indicates a significant storm. What was interesting is tha...

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by SEA
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 112
Views: 26154

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

I think the Airbus order was a legacy from Continental. United are Boeing true and true... I guess that explains all those A320s that United had. To be fair, I think the A320's were all bought for TED and were just shunted to mainline when that operation went bellyup. But I do believe that post you...

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by SEA
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 23350

Re: SIA brand overhaul

Pudelhund wrote:
If they go eurowhite with extended tail color and a globogirly “contemporary” typeface and other such branding I will be extremely angrreeee.


Maybe I'm blind but the current SQ livery is mostly eurowhite... (I have not seen a SQ plane in person so I may be wrong and my computer screen is cheap)

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by SEA
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 23350

Re: SIA brand overhaul

The SQ brand is extremely well known as a higher-end airline around the world. I'm confident they'll get this right.

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by SEA
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any change with the A380 and SEA
Replies: 20
Views: 4192

Re: Any change with the A380 and SEA

I can confirm that there are currently no plans to make SEA A-380 compliant, new international gates and FIS or not. It saddens me as I am a huge fan of large flying things and I am certain EK would use the A380 here if they could. I figured that would be the likely answer. I am sure you're correct...

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by SEA
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 113
Views: 30961

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

F27500 wrote:
Talk about a step backwards. Bringing back Q400s is something to be proud of?


It's a business decision... who cares about pride??

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by SEA
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled
Replies: 54
Views: 11836

Re: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled

lightsaber wrote:
Growth happens. Sad we stopped building ahead of demand. What happened to the USA?

Lightsaber


As someone who works in a government agency... post recession the ideology became "work with what we have until it is absolutely untenable."

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by SEA
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14681

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

The customer was booked with AA. AA has a contract with another company to provide assistance to AA customers. The customer has no contract with this other company. No clear why anyone thinks that AA are NOT responsible. Because it's A.net and the airline is never at fault. On an individual level, ...

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by SEA
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17663

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

2175301 wrote:
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This is only a situation where they have to properly manage it - and they have the history of worldwide support expertise to build on. They are not some yokels who have no concept of the requirements.

Have a great day


BBD's "support expertise" is severely lacking these days.

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by SEA
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184520

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

OzarkD9S wrote:
SRQKEF wrote:

Interesting composition in the Morgunblaðið this morning:

Image


Well THAT brings hideous to a whole new level. :covereyes:


The CFM56 and A321 wing looks a little skinny for the 757 too :rotfl:

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by SEA
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 41
Views: 9253

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

It's E1? Yes, E1. The E2 version of the 175 is scheduled to be certified in 2021, delivery of these 175s starts in 2020. Not to any carrier that flies in the US for AA/UA/DL. It's not scope compliant and never will be. Yeah, as far as seeing a 175 being flown by the US3, it's effectively DOA for th...

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by SEA
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 41
Views: 9253

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

maps4ltd wrote:
Honestly, I prefer the ERJ-175s over all other regional jets. Do you thinks they'll replace ERJ-145 routes out of LGA and/or DCA?


Sometimes I prefer them over mainline jets. The 2 seats on each side are nice and it's fairly quiet inside. The smallish overheads are the main issue with the interior.

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by SEA
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 28678

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

Only SEA? Add YVR, ORD, and YYZ along w it since star alliance Has SQ ever expanded that aggressively before? I don't keep close tabs on them, but they've always struck me as a carrier that takes their time with route selection and gives new routes some time to cook before looking at the next candi...

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by SEA
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 28678

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

I would be very surprised if indeed this isn't just a rumor. SIN is a financial capital and SEA, with all due respect, doesn't have that many business located near it not to mention a small population of just 724,000. There are so many other cities that offer much more than SEA, with all due respec...

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by SEA
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 51
Views: 10611

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

With EWR being added, Denver is now the only Star Hub with no TK service. Any chance of TK heading that way? Might be a better option than Emirates IMHO. What's the volume of Middle East and Indian O&D to/from Denver? O&D from nearby cities served by DEN that aren't also served by LAX? Libe...

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by SEA
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 15315

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

As someone who used to be in the hotel industry... Airlines aren't paying $200/night for hotels. More like $20-40 depending on market/demand.

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