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by BlatantEcho
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 7526

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

Yeah, there is likely a very low chance of DL starting SEA-SYD. Anyone who wants to go to SYD can route via LAX. But, with the closure of NRT... I could see SIN at least (and maybe....MNL) from SEA being possible. Delta might even lose money on those routes for a bit themselves, just to provide the ...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 68
Views: 5271

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

What American thinks Brazil is dangerous?

Was there in April. Wondered all around Rio and São Paulo without a care in the world. Drove down the coast similarly care free.

People who read travel warnings and that stuff are really missing out on life.

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 132
Views: 19065

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Walsh has every right to buy whatever he wants. I plan to fly other carriers until there’s enough statistical evidence that the jets are safe. Lol. That’s like the guy on here last year that said the 737NG was too new, and he was waiting for them to be proven.... I don’t think anyone sane is going ...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4235

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

^^^
Thats not necessary. Guy just shared his opinion.
Not everyone thinks the same as you.

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4235

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

Hardly surprising. I'm sure very few people in Europe want to fly into OAK and then schlep into the city.

What flights does Norwegian still have at Oakland? And do people think they will keep those, or eventually move everything to SFO?

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14643

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

I did a day trip to LAX on Tuesday. PDX-LAX arriving at 930am. LAX-PDX departing 550pm.

Zero issues of timeliness in either direction.
Traffic in and out of terminal was no hassle at all.

Realize it might not have been peak Monday morning or something, but, it was very very painless.

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 6215

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

Huh? The rental cars are right across from the terminal. And SFO is much larger, requiring MORE walking. They likely landed in A and had to take a bus over. It is a weird walk through the garage, but it is still a lot quicker than going to a train and then taking it for 10 minutes. Yup, sounds righ...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 725
Views: 142143

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

^^^
Just wanted to say again: hkcanadaexpat, this is the most interesting ongoing thread on a.net.
I just love reading the behind the scenes operational information. So cool of you to post this regularly.

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^ haha, yeah, that is a long taxi. That said, I play it a lot looser than you do, and I haven't missed a single connection in those same 10 years. A couple tight ones over time when the old passport check thing wasn't those electronic gates. But, just never had a real issue at AMS even a single ti...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 6215

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

Nice article about the newly opened interim gates at SJC SAN JOSE AIRPORT OPENS NEW INTERIM GATES FACILITY, REPORTS IMMENSE GROWTH https://airwaysmag.com/airports/san-jose-airport-opens-new-interim-gates-facility-reports-immense-growth/ I used SJC for the first time this year to get to the South Ba...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^ 1:20hr connection is zero drama in AMS in my experience. They have that dialed. I believe MCT is actually as little as an hour. — That said, I have believed for years that the AMS flight should be shifted back 60-90 minutes. Leave PDX at 3pm. Arrive AMS at 10am. Leave AMS more like 11am, arrive ...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 725
Views: 142143

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Saw an A339 fly ATL-SEA today. Empty for training I assume?

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4011

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

Can’t wait. This is proof technology is making the world better and more efficient. All the talk about fatigue and early report times will go away. Drunk, sick and heart attack prone pilots go away. Airlines save $$$$ This is the future. So exciting (and strange at the number of luddites here, very ...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43458

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

really surprised at any max orders right now. honestly expected them to be announced after the grounding is over and it's out of the public eye Do you really think an airline group making an investment of this magnitude, with a 25 year potential ownership duration, cares about 6 months of bad publi...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15213

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

a350 is one of the best rides in the sky, but man look at the acceleration in 787 orders compared to it over the last few years. Wow.

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New VC-25 livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2562

Re: New VC-25 livery

Looking good! Current one is very very dated.

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8898

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

This actually seems really smart and obvious in retrospect. Bet other airlines will follow suit. Why make people pay for stuff they don’t want? — Also, I have no issues with EK biz class. Flown it a couple times. Want more, buy First. I want a bed and nothing else on biz flight. That’s what you get ...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6659

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

Not all tattoos are of burning skulls, there you go again tarring everyone with the same brush. Plenty are subtle and tasteful, yet still visible. You may well have run a multimillion dollar business. The fact that you need to boast about it is embarrassing. It also doesn't change the fact that you...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6659

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

For me: visible tattoos on people that are supposed to be 'professionals' is a no-go. Sorry. It just reflects bad judgement. A tattoo isn't something anyone in society has ever said 'Look how professional, safe and tidy'. Tattoos are counter-culture things that people get to show their individualit...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.
Replies: 65
Views: 6659

Re: Air New Zealand drops tattoo ban.

For me: visible tattoos on people that are supposed to be 'professionals' is a no-go. Sorry. It just reflects bad judgement. A tattoo isn't something anyone in society has ever said 'Look how professional, safe and tidy'. Tattoos are counter-culture things that people get to show their individuality...

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Is the south runway at PDX closed today?

Everyone sees to be using north one. Making a decent backup.

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11717

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

Maybe AS suspected PAE-PDX-PAE would be somewhat weak but they wanted to operate all 18 of their daily flights out of PAE from the beginning just to make sure nobody took any unused ones away? They also wanted to see how all the other routes did and would rework things at, for example, the end of t...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC future routes out of YVR
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: AC future routes out of YVR

Not knowing the market well (but I do connect in Vancouver to Asia occasionally) - I gotta imagine SIN being the next potential big add.

Also, I believe they are daily to DEL. Any chance of BLR?

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 13512

Re: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

100 wide bodies. Whoa!

Could be a huge boost to 777X if it includes some.

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK SEA flight retimed from morning to afternoon?
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Re: EK SEA flight retimed from morning to afternoon?

It’s been that way for years. Taken it a few times.

They had a second daily flight for a little while which I think was a morning departure.

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52804

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Can’t help but think Boeing dithering on NMA means airlines are just going to order other frames instead of waiting forever.

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 229742

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

^^^ It’s been said before, but the people who the airlines make money on pay extra for non-stops. There are plenty of cheap ways to connect a lot between every city pair in the world. Flying non-stop is worthy of super premium prices, which is the entire point here. 20 hours is some nice arbitrary n...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri May 31, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10202

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Just landed at SLC and have seen three A220s just while taxing in to our gate.

Good looking bird. Would love to see them in Portland someday.

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by BlatantEcho
Fri May 31, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Saw it for 2 seconds before into the low clouds.
Oh well.

Sounds like diversions are happening frequently so maybe see it again next week :)

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by BlatantEcho
Fri May 31, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Got the telephoto ready from office. Only flown a350 once from ICN-sfo. But really enjoyed it.

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by BlatantEcho
Fri May 31, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Saw it on FR24.

Hopefully it will head out in an hour or so and I can watch the departure

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by BlatantEcho
Sun May 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

-You can't believe for one split second DL would rather fly PDX-HND-PDX opposed SEA-HND-SEA. DL threw PDX in there because they knew its chances were much stronger. Again, its strategy about occupying a slot a competitor now cannot use/have. It's NOT about giving PDX "love", growing PDX i...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat May 25, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

N174UA - I think that's a damn good summary of things at PDX. I switched from AS (75K) to DL (Plat) primarily because Delta can get me anywhere in the US in one stop. They can also do the same for most of Europe actually too. And someday they will do it for Asia. They run a timely operation, I pay a...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri May 24, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 6641

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

a) I believe Southwest is planning to have Max's flying in July. So, not sure where September comes from. b) this is what happens sometimes. When our company fails our customers, we make up for it with some form of compensation. Sure, the numbers are 'large' to you and most people, but, I fail to se...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu May 23, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 725
Views: 142143

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

PDX-HND will be flown using Delta’s Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which features 34 full flat-bed seats with direct-aisle access in Delta One, 32 in Delta Comfort+ and 168 in Main Cabin. A conservative betting man would say that the PDX-LHR rotation will migrate from 763ER-low J to 332 during S20 to al...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue May 21, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^ In your NRT and LHR examples, delta has multiple 763 flights into both stations. So they can route a plane HNL-NRT-PDX-NRT-SIN, etc. Delta has no other A330-200s currently planned for HND. Additionally, there are no other A330-200 routes for PDX. So the exact same tail number would have to go ba...

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by BlatantEcho
Mon May 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1011
Views: 139030

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Sounds like presentation to the board shortly and maybe authorization to offer at next board meeting??

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by BlatantEcho
Mon May 20, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^
Selfishly, I hope in 2020 they announce PDX-ICN. And it does ICN-PDX-HND-PDX-ICN :)
Or, they could go year round to London and upgauge that plane... LHR-PDX-HND-PDX-LHR

I can dream right?


Honestly though, otherwise it's got to rotate through ATL right?
There aren't many other options here.

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by BlatantEcho
Sat May 18, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13437

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

They discussed this earlier this week.

Someone will have the notes.
They lost $20m/year flying to Hong Kong.

They aren’t opposed to starting again at some point but I don’t know if they said what would trigger that change.

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by BlatantEcho
Fri May 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

One thing we haven't discussed, is how the A332 will be routed. I don't know of any other HND routes that will use it... So, do they route it through ATL? ATL-PDX-HND-PDX-ATL? Or in the winter, AMS-PDX-HND-PDX-AMS? Really curious, as it will be an orphan plane type in some ways with no logical rotat...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri May 17, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^ With a hub in SEA they are trying to make profitable... as much as I wish, I doubt they will flow traffic via PDX. Someone noted it was the last flight of the day to Tokyo for them, so, anything is possible. But I assume it will survive on O&D only and with Nike and some others filling up th...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu May 16, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Also, saw condor depart today.
That makes it the first 4x Europe departure day of year. Love seeing all those birds coming and going!!

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by BlatantEcho
Thu May 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Now we need ICN for connections and we’re set to Asia for a while!

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by BlatantEcho
Thu May 16, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132833

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

100% they will bail.

More ICN flights and maybe 1-2 token flights to NRT if needed. Doubt it.

Congrats to pdx. I’ll use that flight

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by BlatantEcho
Wed May 15, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11835

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

I lol at the PDX-YVR in 4 hours. You can barely do southwest Portland to downtown Seattle in that. Saving $100/hr to drive 12 hours and cross a border is fine if that’s your thing. I don’t think any of the airlines cater to or advertise to that passenger. They’ll take your money, no doubt, but most ...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri May 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 10237

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

Sitting in MSP right now on a connection PDX-MSP-CMH.
I’ve flown through this airport countless times, and twice stopped in the city.

Pure and total guess is an airport like this is 40% O&D, 60% connections.

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by BlatantEcho
Mon May 06, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35128

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

I wonder how everyone would be reacting if they couldn't post instantly on the Internet. Do you all really think beating a dead horse over and over makes it truth? Boeing is a business, and business owned by people (as all businesses are). It is not good for any business to have a product that fails...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun May 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 85789

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like today is the first day of FRA-PDX ops on Condor. Currently airborne over Greenland.

I believe LHR-PDX kicks off next week, I think the 11th too.

Very glad to see these again.

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: ZBAD/PKX “one airport per airline” policy abolished
Replies: 3
Views: 1322

Re: Breaking: ZBAD/PKX “one airport per airline” policy abolished

Not only is there already a thread, but the ‘BREAKING’ title fetish is super annoying.

No one cares. Just report some facts instead of trying to sensationalize every last thing for clicks.

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6182

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

I flew ATL-GIG a few days ago, and will do GRU-ATL Saturday. For someone with USD, this place is amazingly inexpensive. That said, it’s also crazy to watch FR24 and see the amount of traffic coming into GRU (and GIG/EZE/SCL to lesser extents). I have no insight into any of this, but, there is a TON ...

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