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by TWA772LR
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami International Security Breach?
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Miami International Security Breach?

https://wsvn.com/news/local/man-in-poli ... rt-tarmac/

If prisons and the flower nursery by my house can have razor wire, why not airports?
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Miami wrote:

If prisons and the flower nursery by my house can have razor wire, why not airports?

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by TWA772LR
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE 9055
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

KE 9055

https://fr24.com/KAL9055/27747d52
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While randomly browsing on FR24, I came across KE 9055 ICN-LCK. It's a 77W. Why would KE be interested in flying all the way to Columbus' secondary airport, cargo flight?

KE9055 from Seoul to Columbus https://fr24.com/KAL9055/27747d52

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by TWA772LR
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters
Replies: 33
Views: 6522

Re: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters

I love these kinds of threads! Best part or a.net :) IIRC, Eastern Bloc carriers required that the FAs had to be married, which usually eliminated the risk of the defection while operating flights to Western Europe. From my own experience I have to contradict. I took in the late 80`s Aeoflot flight ...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did NW cancel the A340 order?
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Why did NW cancel the A340 order?

NW went for the 744 when it was apparent the A340 wasn’t going to live up to the hype and converted the order to the A330. The 744 proved too big pax capacity wise so in hindsight NW probably should’ve held out for the 777 considering the 741 lasted until 2000 and the 742 until 2007 (per Wikipedia).

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by TWA772LR
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in September 2021
Replies: 88
Views: 13040

Re: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in September 2021

Surprised they would not connect SLC to ICN instead given it is a hub. I know they tried SLC-NRT about 10 years ago, but vastly more connections with Korean JV than Narita had. Regardless, good to even here whispers of International returning at this point. I don’t think DL has the equipment for SL...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 136
Views: 15411

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

I've been saying for years they need to out the longhauls AVOD on the narrow body fleet. Thank God it's happening!

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by TWA772LR
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 33470

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

AV or Viva will probably be good options, I'd say JSX would go to APA before DEN given their focus on their customers. LX was expected to takeover, but that was for 2020, there won't be a ZRH coming back anytime soon. On top of your first two, it'd have to be Breeze or HA joining. Denver won't be g...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 42
Views: 1213

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

I flew DEN-IAD-TLV on a 737 and 77E respectively for UA. Spent a couple days in Israel with my friend. Then flew TLV-JNB on El Als retro 789. Then JNB-FRA-DEN on a LH 748 and UA 788 respectively. The first 3 legs were in Y, the LH flight was premium economy, and the 788 was CO-style BusinessFirst. I...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 33470

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

AV or Viva will probably be good options, I'd say JSX would go to APA before DEN given their focus on their customers. LX was expected to takeover, but that was for 2020, there won't be a ZRH coming back anytime soon. On top of your first two, it'd have to be Breeze or HA joining. Denver won't be g...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 33470

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

AV or Viva will probably be good options, I'd say JSX would go to APA before DEN given their focus on their customers. LX was expected to takeover, but that was for 2020, there won't be a ZRH coming back anytime soon. On top of your first two, it'd have to be Breeze or HA joining. Denver won't be g...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 33470

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

AV or Viva will probably be good options, I'd say JSX would go to APA before DEN given their focus on their customers. LX was expected to takeover, but that was for 2020, there won't be a ZRH coming back anytime soon. On top of your first two, it'd have to be Breeze or HA joining. Denver won't be g...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14
Replies: 45
Views: 6016

Re: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14

Ishrion wrote:

How is Mexico to HRL demand compared to Mexico to LRD/MFE? Could HRL-MEX/MTY/GDL be viable?

I wouldn’t rule out Spirit just yet. They’ve been expanding lately.

CO used to fly MFE-MEX.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.
Replies: 36
Views: 5217

Re: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.

fcogafa wrote:
Americans will think it is an airline for fathers

I'm American and originally read the title of the thread as Flypoop.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 245
Views: 33470

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

I have 60,000 miles and a 50% off companion pass for Hawaiian airlines. Living in Denver...a Hawaiian announcement would be amazing. United is all over Denver like white on rice. If HA wanted to enter the CO market and think out of the box, COS would be a real big thorn in UAs side out of DEN. Can ...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened

Nothing like a website of aviation enthusiasts wishing every airline would just merge into one already giving you one choice to fly anywhere at a price you can never afford because there's a lack of choice and one simple color scheme to look at for the rest of time. Makes sense. Well, if these same...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today
Replies: 19
Views: 2920

Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

The AN12 is a fairly regular visitor to IAH. Not really rare but not common like the 124. I remember seeing one for the first time playing football at school in 7th or 8th grade, my school was under the 27 approach. That thing was super smokey! I've been away from Houston now for just over 3 years b...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?
Replies: 72
Views: 7539

Re: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?

I think that other than cost of acquisition would be spare parts! What operator could afford to buy just a few parts here and there. The price would be astronomical I believe I don't think the original poster meant "sell" as much as "charter", so spares and maintenance would rem...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment
Replies: 42
Views: 7843

Re: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment

When I was a custer service agent at Southwest, it was in our union contract that we could have mandatory OT on our day off for up to 13 consecutive days and we were penalized if we turned it down.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?
Replies: 72
Views: 7539

Re: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?

There was if course the civilian L-500 proposal from Lockheed, that saw no takers when offered. I'm surprised one or two didn't end up with some commercial cargo lifter for specialised load uplifting. Yes, though they planned to power that one with Pratts. Lockheed also were certifying the C-141 as...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?
Replies: 72
Views: 7539

Re: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?

In reading about the Volga-Dnepr An-124 at AUS today, I just wondered if the US military would ever sell C-5's to the civilian cargo market (at least to a US-based operator). The An-124 was made for exclusive Soviet military use and is now in 'private' hands. There also seems to be large market for...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 53
Views: 2199

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Best ever Hot Chocolate was at Maranello, Italy at some quaint little roadside cafe. Best ever Coffee was in Tromso, Norway during an arctic snowstorm. My best hot chocolate was at a seaside cafe in the Netherlands. It was in the 30°Fs in early February and I didn't have gloves so my hands were fre...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 53
Views: 2199

Re: Tea or Coffee?

[twoid][/twoid]Coffee. Not really a tea guy unless I really want it and that is pretty rare. A good friend of mine from Iraqi Kurdistan is the reason I enjoy having a pot of mint tea with hookah however. In fact he got me in to both! What about the third option Hot Chocolate!!!!! With Bailey's :yes:

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened

Nothing like a website of aviation enthusiasts wishing every airline would just merge into one already giving you one choice to fly anywhere at a price you can never afford because there's a lack of choice and one simple color scheme to look at for the rest of time. Makes sense. Truer words have ne...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of WN service out of GRK, LRD, MFE, or TPL?
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Any possibility of WN service out of GRK, LRD, MFE, or TPL?

Temple doeant even have AA or UA service and it along with GRK are too close to AUS and DAL. If any city on I-35 will gain WN service it'll be ACT and even then they're in the se boat as the previous two. MFE and BRO are simply not high enough yielding. HRL is plenty service for the Valley if they w...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 76
Views: 11083

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

Any idea where the Southwest ticket counter will be located? They're said to be using A3 and boarding via stairs until HAS builds out that part of A to be like a normal terminal. So I'd imagine their counters will be on the north side of the ticketing area, probably where CO/UA had theirs. When wil...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 39
Views: 1809

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

USA
Canada
England
Belize
France
Australia
Germany
Netherlands
Ireland
Japan
South Korea
Hong Kong
Israel
South Africa

And a few of those have been multiple times.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 96
Views: 12333

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

Wouldn't it be better to make a full cargo conversion instead of a combi? Are there any airlines that could justify still having a 772 amount of people with about 1.5x 772 cargo capacity that couldn't be served better with 2 787s or a 77W?

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by TWA772LR
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best treatment for vertigo
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: Best treatment for vertigo

I know there is a surgical procedure to help. I think it deals with the ducts from your ears to your throat.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 83682

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

I know this comes across as snarky and sarcastic, but those of us in the smaller markets keep trying to tell the other folks the reality on the ground and it is getting nowhere. I've got a group of 16 going to Medford in late May. Of course, the update came out and the scramble was on to go from th...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 83682

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Anyone have hub by hub LFs for this weekend? I know the system avg for yesterday was 88%. Now that the weekend is over I can answer your question. For the entire weekend UA's domestic and short haul network load factors was 87.4% Long haul international routes are now being split out for obvious re...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Almost one in five hand sanitizers in the US contain carcinogen, benzene
Replies: 9
Views: 1474

Re: Almost one in five hand sanitizers in the US contain carcinogen, benzene

T18 wrote:
All the more reason to just use soap and water I suppose. Although I'm sure California has found both of those to also cause cancer.

People that consume dihydrogen monoxide have a 100% death rate. :stirthepot:

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by TWA772LR
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA "backdating" some 789s
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: UA "backdating" some 789s

In manufacturing, orders are specified years in advance and the 789 order predates the 77W order since before the merger. The 787s were changed to COs specs to keep a consistent seat on the fleet. And as VSMUT says with seat shortage, the older seats were ready to go when these 789s were ready to be...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 83682

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

if it has to do with actual TV, I'm guessing its not gonna be something that meaningful. I'd say its nothing to do with new routes, but probably some sort of cleaning or new "business" motto. IAH-GYE would be an obvious one. Could give AA at MIA a run for its money. Plus, Ecuador is open ...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Delta's 777LRs going to FedEx?
Replies: 69
Views: 14310

Re: DELTA 777LR’s to FED EX????

There is a program for 777-300ER converted freighters; which makes sense, as there's more of those than all DC10/MD11s combined. I wasn't aware that the 772LR had been included in such a proposal, if indeed it has. I'd be doubtful, considering how few of them there are. Definitely wouldn't get exci...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops
Replies: 85
Views: 19573

Re: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops

MIflyer12 wrote:
wedgetail737 wrote:
Also, I had heard somewhere that AA may start SEA-ICN?


That really would be folly, going up against both KE/DL and OZ/UA.

If AA gets more cozy with CX, I see them launching SEA-HKG before SEA-ICN.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are flight crews positioned for non-daily overseas service?
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: How are flight crews positioned for non-daily overseas service?

It's not uncommon even for the US3 on transoceanic flights to have multi day layovers on city pairings that have multiple daily service. Hotels are included as well as per diem, and many pilots love that life, while others bid to have just day trips ( think having breakfast and dinner at home everyd...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 233120

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Right now at this time United has around 200 mainline aircraft parked, this includes (if my numbers are correct) UA has around 89 widebodies parked this includes the entire PW 777 fleet, a small number of 763s and for now the 764 fleet, although that fleet is slated to return to service. This means...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 233120

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Right now at this time United has around 200 mainline aircraft parked, this includes (if my numbers are correct) UA has around 89 widebodies parked this includes the entire PW 777 fleet, a small number of 763s and for now the 764 fleet, although that fleet is slated to return to service. This means...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Epic 41 Flight from CLT
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Epic 41 Flight from CLT

The picture in the link looks like a C17. Probably doing touch and goes in the area where the circles are. A quick glance at Google Maps looks like they were flying around North Air Force Auxiliary Field.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do all new-build cargo aircraft have lower deck cargo areas?
Replies: 10
Views: 2324

Re: Why do all new-build cargo aircraft have lower deck cargo areas?

Why can't cargo aircraft carry more cargo?

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by TWA772LR
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 29099

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

WN has sold a bunch of 73Gs to UA, with handovers on going. I believe they are all ex AirTran planes, not sure what differences if any they may have with the fleet delivered new to WN (in terms of passenger cabins I think they are identical). Anecdotal, but I know the Air Tran frames have 1 vs 2 co...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 29099

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

What does WN see in the -7 that the rest of the world misses? Especially among other LCC's, the -8 and its -200 variant seem to be far more popular. Likewise, former larger A319 operators like U2 are switching to the A320neo. As the (nearly) sole operator of the -7, doesn't WN worry about resale va...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If UA had merged with PA...
Replies: 21
Views: 1826

Re: If UA had merged with PA...

UA would've definitely dumped the 741 and possibly could've made a deal to trade the A300/A310 for A320s and maybe A330s. The MIA hub probably would be around today and JFK would just be a decent sized spoke since DL got PAs JFK hub. And the German ops would be gotten rid of.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 538
Views: 50519

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Is DL doing any domestic 350 and 330 (neo or ceo) runs?

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by TWA772LR
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 276
Views: 36529

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021

While perusing the careers site on AA website, I see that they are looking for Mandarin and Cantonese speaking CSAs on SEA. Does AA have plans to launch SEA-HKG?

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by TWA772LR
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges
Replies: 34
Views: 6621

Re: Is the Russian MC-21 dead on arrival?

I wonder if the Russians would be able to source the CFRP materials from China or Iran. Russia buying technology from Iran? LOL...Iran...surely you can't be serious? Russia makes their own now because sanctions forced them to have domestic capability. "Aerocomposite is about to complete exampl...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 5253

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

Hopefully Breeze will start service to MEM sometime this year. Also, Spirit Airlines was going to begin 20 (yes, 20!) flights per day a couple of years ago, but the plan fell through. I always thought MEM would be a good sized city for an airline with aircraft in the E-jet size. Hopefully this come...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian MC-21 and supply chain challenges
Replies: 34
Views: 6621

Re: Is the Russian MC-21 dead on arrival?

I wonder if the Russians would be able to source the CFRP materials from China or Iran.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Southwest Ever order the Max 9?
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: Will Southwest Ever order the Max 9?

I think WN would have a better chance at 200 seats with the 10. The 8 can do it at 28in pitch. The 9 is 9 feet longer than the 8. 9x12=108in 108/28=3.8 rows (call it 3). 3*6=18 more seats in the MAX 9 for a total of 218 seats at 28 inch pitch. The extra 28 seats doesn't offset the extra FA. The 10 ...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 25799

Re: Avatar Airlines News and Discussion Thread

https://avatarairlines.com/why-we-chose-the-boeing-747/ 'Our plan is to go public within 3–5 years of flight operations to raise capital to purchase 30 new 747/8 aircraft from the Boeing Company'. Says it all really they are going to buy 30 B747-8 in about 2025. That should be interesting, have the...

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