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by d8s
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR
Replies: 453
Views: 50779

Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

Ishrion wrote:
Anyone else feel like this may ironically be more historic than their "historic" announcement back in December 2018?


Interesting is an airline that has been decimated but the drop in int'l travel is going to add int'l destinations in the midst of it all.

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by d8s
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71518

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

I honestly don’t give a rodent’s posterior who does the flying for AAG as long as it broadens the network - which supports and expands mainline - and is consistently profitable, which benefits all employees. Being solely focused on whose metal flies it is shortsighted. As a Gold75K I am tired of bo...

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by d8s
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71518

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

This tired old argument again? Come on; the last time JAC was served was by QX, not mainline, and QX/OO flying is generally used to either serve markets that can’t support mainline, or with the intent of trying to develop it for mainline down the road. That’s a cute line management likes to use abo...

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by d8s
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71518

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

both milkruns are also EAS subsidized. So any requests to downgauge or change would have to be made in the docket. I see AS has 13 flights a day between SEA and ANC that run nearlly on the hour in the AM and PM. You throw in the DL flights and there are 18+ total. Is there that big a draw or is thi...

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by d8s
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1311
Views: 151461

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I know Amazon has built a new distibution complex just east of KWPT (Bremerton, WA). Anyone know if they will be flying Amazon Prime planes in to KPWT? The airport is working on taxi ways and the FAA recently spent 4 hours testing the ILS. The building is supposed to open in October.

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by d8s
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54490

Re: BA starting LHR-MCO

skipness1E wrote:
You make that sound like growth in the market!!!! :)


Thanks Debbie Downer...right now, any addition IS growth in the market.

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by d8s
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 160
Views: 23202

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

Is hiring the same management team a smart move?. Is buying an airline during a pandemic smart? I think this venture may be more motivated by optimism then by design. Buying an airline in Alaska is probably smarter than buying an airline anywhere else, since air travel is a far more crucial link up...

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by d8s
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71518

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Did anyone catch that AS is going to cut even more Airbus jets next year?? I saw it posted in Aviator newsletter.I get emailed daily. " Alaska Airlines (US) plans to retire more A320s, including seven of its 49 remaining A320s in 2021. The carrier will retire one B737-800 and hopes to take del...

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by d8s
Wed May 27, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28273

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

I am flying on AS from CMH to SEA on Saturday. Before the one stop in MSP was added, food options stated "food for purchase". Now with the stop in MSP added and the flight being 6+ hours, the food option states "Lunch, Snack". Does anyone know what AS is doing? AS gives out wate...

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by d8s
Wed May 27, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 445
Views: 41713

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

APRobert wrote:
[quote="RalXWB"
I am sorry to burst your bubble but today´s A321 flies the same payload farther than the 757 while being up to 30 percent more efficient so NO the 757 does not still have more range. #facts #rantover


Appreciate the real data! RalXWB is just a Boeing hater and can’t accept facts

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by d8s
Thu May 21, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61594

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Who would have predicted that more 747 will be flying into 2020s? Not many would have predicted a greater number of 747s flying the globe in the 2020s over the A380. With its role as a freighter the 747 will continue to play a major role in aviation as the A380 fleet becomes a smaller and smaller e...

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by d8s
Mon May 04, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 108065

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

EDIT: I have kept the spreadsheet where the aircraft at VCV and SBD are combined, and have added 2 new spreadsheets at the bottom that are titled 'VCV Storage COVID19' and 'SBD Storage COVID19' that separate the aircraft into their respective airports. Nice work on the spreadsheet, thanks for the v...

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by d8s
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61937

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

Yes they are expected to fail - I think the bigger part of the story will be Boeing downplaying the story. Pictures https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-777xs-fuselage-split-dramatically-during-september-stress-test/?utm_content=bufferb631c&utm_medium=social&utm_sou...

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by d8s
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61937

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

My goodness. This thread makes me want to quit engaging the airliners community. It's almost as bad as the non-av threads. Where to begin. I have been involved in many tests like this one. This is hardly newsworthy. If only you had seen the things I've seen. What do you expect us engineers to do? W...

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by d8s
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61937

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

Yes they are expected to fail - I think the bigger part of the story will be Boeing downplaying the story. Pictures https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-777xs-fuselage-split-dramatically-during-september-stress-test/?utm_content=bufferb631c&utm_medium=social&utm_sou...

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by d8s
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72926

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

The CEO of Southwest was given the green light by the Board of Directors of Southwest to look at other aircraft as the MAX grounding drags on. Article from today’s Chicago Tribune https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-boeing-737-max-southwest-earnings-20191024-avtvpfzm4rahrd5kms63jybdpe-st...

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by d8s
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 42364

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

He’s referring to the sub UA 75s parked in the desert with P&W engines. Anything that came from CO is not considered UA to him so pay him no attention. Ahh so pretty much the underpowered, under performing, lesser performance weighted, less capable, no raft or ETOPS, and lower avionic and commu...

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by d8s
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO rules against Boeing and US.
Replies: 22
Views: 6885

Re: WTO rules against Boeing and US.

https://m.dw.com/en/wto-rules-against-us-and-boeing-in-mammoth-trade-row-with-eu/a-48105904 And the knives keep getting longer for Boeing. Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk Tit for Tat? a 2018 ruling by the WTO already found that the EU was also failing to stop its own illegal subsidies for...

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by d8s
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO rules against Boeing and US.
Replies: 22
Views: 6885

Re: WTO rules against Boeing and US.

https://m.dw.com/en/wto-rules-against-us-and-boeing-in-mammoth-trade-row-with-eu/a-48105904 And the knives keep getting longer for Boeing. Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk Tit for Tat? a 2018 ruling by the WTO already found that the EU was also failing to stop its own illegal subsidies for...

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by d8s
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 9810

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

How would it have helped Egypt Air 990? The CVR and FDR told the story. Read the article from the Atlantic. The investigation was very difficult because Egypt Air did not want to accept the idea of a potential suicide. They put a lot of political pressure on the NTSB and Boeing. Yes, the Egyptian t...

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by d8s
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 9810

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

- pilots dont want to be a reality show actors - voice recorders + flight input recorders provide even more info than just video. so you dont progress more if you'll have cockpit video from Lion and Ethiopean planes Very well understand the concern of pilots, well founded. But it could have been of...

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by d8s
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752466

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

The Turkish crash occurred when an incompletely secured cargo door at the rear of the plane burst open and broke off, causing an explosive decompression. Gee, I didn't know that's what happened to AA191. Fascinating. Obviously it was not the same thing. But perhaps taking it out of service would ha...

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by d8s
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752466

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I think there needs to be a sense of balance: Waiting until the investigation is complete is too much of a risk. We don't need another 150 dead people. That said, if there is ANY evidence that the aircraft crashed as a result of pilot misunderstanding of the MCAS system, or if another design flaw i...

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by d8s
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752466

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Remember the rudder issues of UA585 and US427? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737_rudder_issues Given what we now know caused these accidents, should the 737 have been grounded after US427 happened? After Orville Wright crashed his plane on Sept, 17, 1908....ALL further flights should have be...

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by d8s
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion
Replies: 115
Views: 20727

Re: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion

Amtrak sells out frequently on DC-philly-NY-BOS, it leaves the airlines some space. Demand is too high for Amtrak to keep up especially Acela. I use to commute NY-DC frequently and Amtrak is a better product in every way but when schedules changed Amtrak you would hit sold out trains too frequently...

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by d8s
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ
Replies: 98
Views: 14577

Re: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ

That's quite upsetting to hear. There is no reason why live data from check-in can't be sent to the dispatchers. Unfortunately we don't learn from previous accidents involving weight and balance. What is so upsetting about this? The W&B is calculated using an average weight for each passenger (...

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by d8s
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ
Replies: 98
Views: 14577

Re: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ

Who cares if they are off by a few pounds. At least they weigh the baggage. It's the passengers that need to be weighed. The airlines use outdated passenger weight averages. And Americans are getting bigger every hour. Every passenger should be weighed at check-in so that we can actually have accur...

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by d8s
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA
Replies: 81
Views: 16181

Re: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA

LTCM wrote:
Time to seriously restrict this kind of aviation. If you cannot maintain a plane and pilot skills then you don't fly, period


Someone anti-aviation on an aviation related website? Sounds to me like a journalist phasing.

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by d8s
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA
Replies: 81
Views: 16181

Re: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA

The weather at FUL says little about the inflight conditions, if it’s an LOC in IMC accident. GF Must have been a massive G-force to break a wing mid flight. Looks like both sheared off however for sure once of them broke in-flight. Possible LOC due to one engine out with IMC being a factor ot like...

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by d8s
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA
Replies: 81
Views: 16181

Re: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA

Aircraft was N414RS a Cessna 414. I determined this yesterday while looking at live footage from over the crash scene. The NTSB spokesperson on site said that in a video he saw, it appeared that the aircraft broke apart mid flight. https://abc7.com/yorba-linda-5-killed-after-plane-crash-sparks-hous...

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by d8s
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA
Replies: 81
Views: 16181

Re: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA

Here is the WX at the time of the accident: KFUL 032153Z 23006KT 10SM SCT022 BKN041 OVC050 15/11 A2988 RMK AO2 RAE2057 SLP118 P0000 T01500106

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by d8s
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Safety Discussion
Replies: 176
Views: 23035

Re: MD-11 Safety Discussion

Notwithstanding the great comments from some of those who have flown her, the safety record of the MD11 is abysmal. The numbers don't lie. Finally, just because you haven't flown it doesn't mean you can't have an opinion, or that your opinion is necessarily wrong. That's a false line of reasoning/d...

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by d8s
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA just announced free DIRECTV
Replies: 49
Views: 7090

Re: UA just announced free DIRECTV

Starting today January 30th UA is offering free DIRECTV on all 211 aircraft equip with this service. Free DIRECTV is now in addition to UA's already free personal devise entertainment. https://hub.united.com/message-to-our-customers-2019--2627440539.html Agreed, finally time to provide it free! Ano...

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by d8s
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student pilot close to flight test
Replies: 18
Views: 4922

Re: Student pilot close to flight test

As everyone else has said, don't compare to others. During my ppl training my landings were all over the place. As I became more confident in my skills, and practiced the techniques, the landings became much improved. Fly the airplane and the landings will improve. The second best thing I did was ea...

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by d8s
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 139
Views: 28474

Re: AS new interior

Why is that so stupid? Nearly everyone traveling has a smartphone, iPad, or other device and can see the same entertainment. Is it stupid because it is an inconvenience to YOU? The PTV's wee nothing spectacular. Wow, triggered over PTVs? I think they're pretty spectacular actually, hence why I have...

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by d8s
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 139
Views: 28474

Re: AS new interior

New Airbus Inside Photos. Farewell VX hello Bland Airways. Are they ripping out the PTVs? So stupid, this reminds me a lot of when CO merged with UAL and made a lot of awful cost cutting moves. Why is that so stupid? Nearly everyone traveling has a smartphone, iPad, or other device and can see the ...

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by d8s
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19
Replies: 96
Views: 20143

Re: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19

zippy wrote:
d8s wrote:
why does every armchair pilot/A.net CEO need to question them?


Why? Because United stranded a plane full of paying customers in subzero temperatures for most of a day. That's why.


And NO OTHER airline has ever done anything close to that...

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by d8s
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19
Replies: 96
Views: 20143

Re: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19

This thread is an example of what has gone wrong with a.net. \? There's nothing wrong with Anet. I think two very valid questions to ask, in a situation like with UA 179, and in a forum such as Anet, is why would the pilots decide to try and make it to HKG when a passenger, 45 minutes into the flig...

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by d8s
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 80
Views: 12703

Re: US-Russia nonstops flights

[photoid][/photoid] Russia is a wonderful and fascinating country that also has a lot of issues, as anywhere does. I would definitely try to visit at some point in your life. My next scheduled trip to Russia is JFK-SVO in August in SU’s business class. I flew business class LAX-SVO and had wonderful...

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by d8s
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76247

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

WayexTDI wrote:
So much for the a.net reputation that Airbus aircraft are throw-away POS's...


They are the reason duct tape was invented..

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by d8s
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 15477

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

AS has publicly come out about the maintenance issues of the ex-VX planes. We've had contrasting reports from insiders here, some saying that AS let these aircraft go after the merger and others saying that they arrived from VX held together with speed tape. In any event I've had the same experienc...

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by d8s
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 15477

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

This was a VX plane. Does that change anything? AS has publicly come out about the maintenance issues of the ex-VX planes. I fly AS regularly and every maintenance issue I have had int he past year was an ex-VX plane. (Had one last Sunday) I am to the point where I will not fly on them. Another hug...

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by d8s
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 113
Views: 30981

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

Super80Fan wrote:
F27500 wrote:
Talk about a step backwards. Bringing back Q400s is something to be proud of?


Oh stop it.


At least their are not bringing back the AS DC-9-80's....

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by d8s
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actor sues AA over pinky stuck in seat
Replies: 18
Views: 5101

Re: Actor sues AA over pinky stuck in seat

WayexTDI wrote:
Stephen Keys, actor? At best, a C-list actor at best... Guess someone wants to get his name back in the news.


He can't make money acting so I guess this is the next best way to "earn" a paycheck?

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by d8s
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 295
Views: 46798

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Not likely that there are any contractual clauses to justify deferrals or cancellations on 737 MAX orders based on thuis defect. Let’s be very clear. The defect was the AOA probe, not the airplane design. As you must be a reasonable man, I am sure you understand it is not just the AOA probe. The de...

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by d8s
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 295
Views: 46798

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

I know there are some MAX customers that have yet to take delivery of their new jets , Alaska for instance..... Might AS decide to cancel their MAX orders , especially since they now have A321NEOS on property. I would also guess Lion Air might be reconsidering their Max order book as well. Yeah...e...

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by d8s
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34899

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

BlueberryWheats wrote:
c933103 wrote:
Even if they want more A380, why now?


Well... why not? If they want more A380, why wait?


Maybe they will get rid of their A380's?

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by d8s
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29855

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

Sooner787 wrote:
If the EY 350 order cancellation comes to fruition, Airbus would no doubt make
LH an offer on those frames


Maybe UA will "sell" their 350 slots to LH so UA can buy more 78's

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by d8s
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 4308

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

AS currently has 11 73G aircraft in the fleet. I seldom see them when I pass through Seattle and I haven’t personally flown on one since they frequented the Disneyland Express. So I have a couple of questions... If I wanted to fly on an AS 73G where do I need to go? Are they only in Alaska now? Do ...

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by d8s
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 6132

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Super80Fan wrote:
The 737. It had it's place in history and will always be a remarkable aircraft but the design is at the very end. Boeing needs to stop milking the design when there is nothing more to mil out of it.


How do you really feel?

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