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by TWA772LR
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14
Replies: 25
Views: 3206

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: 4925

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: 228
Views: 29704

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: 14
Views: 906

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: 7
Views: 1262

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: 7407

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: 30
Views: 5874

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: 7407

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: 7407

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: 52
Views: 1705

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: 52
Views: 1705

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: 14
Views: 906

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: 471

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: 56
Views: 8200

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: 38
Views: 1460

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: 97
Views: 12119

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: 465

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: 353
Views: 56008

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: 353
Views: 56008

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: 1444

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: 844

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: 353
Views: 56008

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: 14228

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: 84
Views: 18590

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: 1876

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: 232409

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: 232409

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: 1100

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: 2152

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: 28864

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: 28864

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: 20
Views: 1595

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: 509
Views: 44924

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: 245
Views: 31690

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: 6571

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: 59
Views: 5019

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: 6571

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: 1436

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: 25731

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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by TWA772LR
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next airline to get a new livery?
Replies: 34
Views: 3599

Re: Next airline to get a new livery?

UA444 wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
UA444 wrote:
United hopefully..


They just had their livery updated, no need for another update yet again.

Yeah, they “updated” a bad 30 year old livery from a dead airline by adding more blue paint. Still have the worst livery in the sky.

The Tulip isn't coming back.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 104
Views: 10117

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

175s or the A220 are the answer.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida
Replies: 148
Views: 17633

Re: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida

Warm weather, lower taxes, cheaper housing...No brainier Hot weather, high humidity, hurricanes, bugs, snakes, gators. You're right, it's a no brainer. Florida, where between the coast road and the water is great but the other side of the road is Alabama... Lol I grew up in Houston. I can handle th...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Southwest Ever order the Max 9?
Replies: 9
Views: 1436

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 i...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 232409

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

I’ve wondered, and in no way do I have any insight into the inner workings of the business, I just fly the planes, but would a place like JAX be justifiable as a hub? I know we are not in a place to be able to open any new base/hub, but I can’t help but get caught up in the fervor of speculation ab...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United order the 777-9 and A350ULR?
Replies: 12
Views: 1530

Re: Should United order the 777-9 and A350ULR?

Too many subfleets. I think a cleaner scenario would be to replace the 77E/W fleets with the 45 A359s and 30 779s. UA also does considerably well in cargo so the ULH version wouldn't be very desirable. ULH could be handled by the 789 and 779. Addition: I just watched the video. I'm on the same page...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United order the 777-9 and A350ULR?
Replies: 12
Views: 1530

Re: Should United order the 777-9 and A350ULR?

Too many subfleets. I think a cleaner scenario would be to replace the 77E/W fleets with the 45 A359s and 30 779s. UA also does considerably well in cargo so the ULH version wouldn't be very desirable. ULH could be handled by the 789 and 779. Addition: I just watched the video. I'm on the same page ...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Satellite Tracking
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: Satellite Tracking

Heavens Above is a good app for that. And I think Star Walk has satellites too in the premium version.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will delta consider the Middle East and beyond ?
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Will delta consider the Middle East and beyond ?

DL did have a pretty good network in the Middle East with TLV, AMM, DXB, and I think CAI and IST at one time. IIRC, it seems the ME network got pulled down in favor of Africa.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA Super Guppy Replacement?
Replies: 23
Views: 2452

NASA Super Guppy Replacement?

I just read an article about NASAs Super Guppy. They aircraft is very unique and getting old which begs the questions, what will replace it and when will it be replaced? Will Airbus done a Beluga to NASA? Or will NASA charter capacity from the USAF or a contractor like Antonov or Volga-Dnepr?

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by TWA772LR
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 790
Views: 88981

Re: Alaska Announces BOI-AUS/ORD, Relaunches Idaho Falls and Redding

Are the BOI adds a strike back at Southwest for launching EUG and BLI?

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