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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: 40378

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: 5817

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: 5817

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: 8764

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: 8764

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: 718191

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: 718191

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: 718191

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: 19985

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: 14023

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: 14023

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: 15539

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: 15539

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: 15539

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: 15539

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: 22198

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: 6836

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: 4759

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: 27603

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: 27603

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: 19520

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: 19520

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: 11824

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: 136
Views: 36040

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: 14976

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: 14976

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: 103
Views: 26083

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: 4896

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: 45651

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: 45651

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: 34400

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: 29270

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: 4063

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: 5681

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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by d8s
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 11109

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

Am I missing the sarcasm? CO is the poster-child for extra-inning come backs of airlines. CO was on the shakiest of shaky ground for a very long time. Not during the very late 90s to mid-2000s they weren't - they were at the top of their game. We certainly were Then UA came along... Boo hoo...life ...

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by d8s
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 8557

Re: UA cancellation at TLV

https://www.timesofisrael.com/passenger-says-tel-aviv-flight-delayed-after-doors-close-half-second-late/ has anyone heard about this? why would a crew time out for a 2250 flight surely they cannot be the same crew that brought in the flight from EWR if they are a fresh crew from hotel from the day ...

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by d8s
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16965

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Glad to see your compassion, get one major illness and AA terminates you. You must be Frank Lorenzo disciple. And you are ok with them going back and making this policy retroactive from a year ago? A major illness is different, FMLA is a federal law that protects the worker for long term illness. T...

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by d8s
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16965

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

So punish everyone for a few bad apples. No, only the "bad apples" get punished; those who have decent attendance reliability won't be affected by this change in the slightest. Glad to see your compassion, get one major illness and AA terminates you. You must be Frank Lorenzo disciple. An...

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by d8s
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13331

Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

That said, someone with nothing better to do should do a comparison between the BA and LH fleets, defining "premium" as F+J, but also keeping W in mind should a relative tie-breaker be needed. why don't you jump on this and report back to all of us? answer: because I don't actually care e...

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by d8s
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13331

Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

[quote="LAX772LR"]That said, someone with nothing better to do should do a comparison between the BA and LH fleets, defining "premium" as F+J, but also keeping W in mind should a relative tie-breaker be needed. why don't you jump on this and report back to all of us? Thanks in ad...

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by d8s
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16965

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

In what way is that cruel or disastrous? Fairly standard that. Is it cruel to hold an employee responsible for their job? These employees know their schedule a month in advance, if they need to schedule personal days (i.e. a birthday, appointments, etc) they have ample time and ability to do so. So...

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by d8s
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 18015

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

While this is "fake news", I will say as someone who usually bashes United, at least UA is getting more competent at a corporate level. AA on the other hand hires the worst of the worse for corporate positions, and it is beginning to show. They need to clean house from the top down, the o...

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by d8s
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 42253

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

You act like this is his first time landing a 767, let alone any plane, period...he is a Captain, not a 50 hour student pilot. You've completely missed the point here. This landing reportedly WAS likely to be the pilot's first landing in a 767. It was OE and there's a very good chance they came off...

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by d8s
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 42253

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

AMC has to feel just great that Atlas was training the pilot on a live segment with troops on board. Thrilled, I'm sure. Wouldn't a cargo 767 flight have been a better training platform? no wind. 25 mile visibility. Bent plane. New hires are required to do an ocean crossing( usually two) to be sign...

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by d8s
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 5466

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

Nobody is “forcing” someone tall (if almost 6’3” is considered tall) to sit in a 29”, 30”, or any seat. There are plenty of options available which range anywhere from not flying (free) to economy, economy plus, premium economy, business, first, and all the way up to flying a private jet. As I’ve po...

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by d8s
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 74601

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

imthedreamliner wrote:
Can this aircraft compete with MOM from Boeing ?


No it probably can't, but Airbus will milk the A32X model for as much as it can much like Boeing has with the 737 family. No clean sheet will come out of "A" until the EU governments float it some cash.

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by d8s
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9877

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

Ziyulu wrote:
It's because they go through the metal detectors at airport security at least once every day.


A number of studies have shown the increase in cancer in flight crews, pilots have a higher incidence in pancreatic cancer. Each trans-con is the equivalent to a full set of dental x-rays.

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by d8s
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BOI-east coast flights?
Replies: 34
Views: 4712

Re: Why no BOI-east coast flights?

Quoting marcogr12 (thread starter), "Why no BOI-east coast flights?" marcogr12, before you posted this topic, did you have any thought process at all concerning what the market would be between Boise and east coast destinations to support non-stop or direct air service? Also, why do you t...

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by d8s
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS orders 3 more 767
Replies: 14
Views: 4169

Re: UPS orders 3 more 767

Again, whomever mentioned a "767neo" should read the threads on why there will NOT be a 767NG or 767 Max. If so, then only as a freight jet. Too old of an airframe and the pax variant got eaten alive by the A330. Here we go again....c'mon girls...we don't need this to automatically be an ...

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by d8s
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did UA ever have their own 767-200ERs?
Replies: 27
Views: 6636

Re: Did UA ever had their own 767-200ERs?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aKCd40xkqIU United's 767 launch commercial!! I was lucky enough to non-rev ORD-LGA on N607UA the week after they entered service. Left LAX at 0700 to ORD (flt 100), then ORD-LGA (fit 906), then back to ORD (flt 909) and then LAX (flt 117)by midnight that night. My fath...

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