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by richcam427
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Type Certificate from 767-300 to 767-300ER
Replies: 17
Views: 3582

Re: Type Certificate from 767-300 to 767-300ER

I also think that the winglet STC is only good for the -300ER, and the -300 was never certified for them. Plus the -300ER has a higher optional MLW of 320,000 lbs. That's not uncommon. STCs frequently are issued only as to certain configurations, even if they would work just fine on other configura...

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by richcam427
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 70
Views: 12705

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

ORD-NRT was one of the longer flights for the -40s, but I'm not sure if that was the longest scheduled route. Northwest never used the DC10 on ORD-NRT. It only operated with the 747-200. Incidentally, ORD-NRT was planned as NW's first A340 route in the early 90’s, but that never came to pass. Serio...

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by richcam427
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 70
Views: 12705

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

LCDFlight wrote:
What was the longest DC-10-40 scheduled route


ORD-NRT was one of the longer flights for the -40s, but I'm not sure if that was the longest scheduled route.

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by richcam427
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last airlines to receive new aircraft of a type
Replies: 11
Views: 1527

Re: Last airlines to receive new aircraft of a type

Off the top of my head:

MD-80: TWA
MD-90: China Northern Airlines
717-200: AirTran
727-200: Continental Airlines
727-200F: FedEx
747-400: China Airlines
747-400F: Kalitta Air
757-200: Shanghai Airlines
757-300: Continental Airlines

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by richcam427
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do people choose one airline over another?
Replies: 34
Views: 2420

Re: Why do people choose one airline over another?

Airstud wrote:
My criteria are that the fare be as low as is reasonable, that I get a window seat, and that the airline not be the customer-hating horrendous despicable miasma of an enterprise that is United Airlines.


Seconded on all counts.

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by richcam427
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Government Wants to De-Privatize Alitalia
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: Italian Government Wants to De-Privatize Alitalia

Just let Alitalia die already. Someone else who has a clue about running an airline can take their place.

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by richcam427
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 84
Views: 21653

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

2) Having a product that reliably covers the bottom of the market, including making the A319 essentially obsolete in the same manner that the 757 is now, they can begin to focus on the A320 replacement project. The C series (or A220) didn't make the A319 obsolete. The A320 did that and the A320NEO ...

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by richcam427
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 84
Views: 21653

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

I'm sure Airbus wouldn't have brought the C-series into their lineup if there was a chance of it leeching sales from the A320neo.

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by richcam427
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 11083

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

I'll admit, I busted up laughing watching the videos. That's pretty funny.

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by richcam427
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s
Replies: 30
Views: 6440

Re: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s

toobz wrote:
DL operates MD88 and MD90 variant. Allegiance I would guess is operating MD82 or MD83.


Plenty of MD-82s and MD-83s are newer than DL's MD-88s though.

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by richcam427
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger films runway excursion
Replies: 20
Views: 7563

Re: Passenger films runway excursion

Always have to laugh at these videos where people clap, and then a few seconds later, plane is off of the runway. Never got the point of clapping. People clap (use to be very common in the US) due to all of the crashes back in the 70s and 80s! People were just grateful to get on the ground. Obvious...

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by richcam427
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA setting another record unlikely to ever be broken
Replies: 36
Views: 11716

Re: SWA setting another record unlikely to ever be broken

Very US view of the world Aeroflot operated "thousands" of AN-2's, so are likely to have had a single fleet well excess of 500 at sometime between the 1950's - 1980's. Other Aeroflot candidates include: around 1 000 An-24 around 2 000 Il-14 around 1 000 Yak-40 around 700 Let L-410 Numbers...

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by richcam427
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88 v MD90 Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 11645

Re: Delta MD88 v MD90 Thread

FlyUSAir wrote:
Can pilots fly the MD88/MD90/717 along with FA's working on them or are they in separate categories?


The MD-88 and MD-90 share the same pool of pilots due to commonality, but the 717 is different.

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by richcam427
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Medium Sized 4-engine aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 3951

Re: Medium Sized 4-engine aircraft

I wouldn't dismiss four-engine aircraft that fast. Don't twins have a problem with most hot and high airports? JNB immediately comes to mind. AFAIK, even 77Ls and 77Ws are restricted when flying out of it, and is one of the reasons why SAA has kept their A340s while the rest of the world couldn't ge...

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by richcam427
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Couple questions about the B737
Replies: 13
Views: 2476

Re: Couple questions about the B737

Hi there! I have a couple questions about this plane About the yaw damper, does it work as a full automated rudder, or pilots still need to operate it when taking a turn? The yaw damper provides turn coordination and prevents Dutch roll -- no pilot input required. Even whit A/P OFF they don't need ...

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by richcam427
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Surprising Reason Why Airplane Seats Don't Align With Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 3816

Re: The Surprising Reason Why Airplane Seats Don't Align With Windows

You should have seen DC-8s in their later years of passenger service. The windows were arranged for 40" seat pitch IIRC, which was reduced to 34" eventually. Ouch.

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by richcam427
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual timers in the flight deck
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Re: Manual timers in the flight deck

They're just timers used for general reminders like position reports or fuel re-balancing. Some pilots liked to use them for certain procedures that required timing. They weren't very popular catalog options, however.

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by richcam427
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Love for the 727" Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 2819

Re: "Love for the 727" Thread

It's years remaining are numbered but I am happy to have joined the ranks that got to fly it. Me, too. We cruised it at .88 Mach for three hours one night - it was loud in the cockpit - yet she could fit onto a runway less than 6,000' long, too. An amazing bird! That goes to the old joke when the j...

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by richcam427
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 203 AMS-PHL - Cracked Windshield - flew 8.5 hours.
Replies: 9
Views: 4451

Re: AA 203 AMS-PHL - Cracked Windshield - flew 8.5 hours.

Interesting, I know I'd be pretty uncomfortable sitting in front of that thing for 8.5 hours. If you knew how they were constructed and had the ability to read the checklist you may not think so. This is why we don't let passengers fly the plane...... Flying isn't about your comfort. It is followin...

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by richcam427
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dassault Mercure
Replies: 85
Views: 13974

Re: The Dassault Mercure

It can be reasonably said that the A320 has it's roots in the Mercure's design, especially considering the 200 was to be fitted with CFM56 engines.

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by richcam427
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-80/82
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

Re: MD-80/82

Or, most often on takeoff, the trim system makes a whole heck of a lot of noise (and can be quite disconcerting to some new Maddog pilots)

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by richcam427
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...
Replies: 42
Views: 8723

Re: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...

It seems this forum has a tendency to take the side of the employee/airline whenever something like this happens, even without knowing the full story. I'm not exactly sure why. There are flight attendants and other airline employees within the industry that are complete assholes and will call out a...

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by richcam427
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...
Replies: 42
Views: 8723

Re: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...

It seems this forum has a tendency to take the side of the employee/airline whenever something like this happens, even without knowing the full story. I'm not exactly sure why. There are flight attendants and other airline employees within the industry that are complete assholes and will call out a...

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by richcam427
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...
Replies: 42
Views: 8723

Re: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...

It seems this forum has a tendency to take the side of the employee/airline whenever something like this happens, even without knowing the full story. I'm not exactly sure why. There are flight attendants and other airline employees within the industry that are complete assholes and will call out an...

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by richcam427
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will single engine designs be viable in the future?
Replies: 33
Views: 3758

Re: Will single engine designs be viable in the future?

As far as single engines are concerned, I'd be much more concerned about engine failure on takeoff than I would be about engine failure in cruise over the ocean.

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by richcam427
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA cuts funding to PHF over PeoplExpress loan
Replies: 25
Views: 4547

Re: VA cuts funding to PHF over PeoplExpress loan

What a dumpster fire. Good to see my home airport totally screwing everything up.

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear
Replies: 50
Views: 11032

Re: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear

scbriml wrote:
I guess it was a C check? :duck:


/thread

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-Refundable Tickets Under Trump's Travel Ban
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: Non-Refundable Tickets Under Trump's Travel Ban

I would assume they would have to be refunded, because it's not like they just cancelled without reason. I think "presidential executive order" should be an exception to the refund policy.

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300
Replies: 110
Views: 27549

Re: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300

Syria is a dangerous war zone, do tourists still visit the country? Only if they have a death wish. http://www.srf.ch/news/international/das-kriegszerstoerte-aleppo-zwischen-elend-und-luxus The span is extremely big. There are the war zones but in other regions life goes on. Probably less dangerous...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300
Replies: 110
Views: 27549

Re: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300

NichCage wrote:
Syria is a dangerous war zone, do tourists still visit the country?


Only if they have a death wish.

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717
Replies: 31
Views: 3792

Re: Boeing 717

I ride on the 717 every week, and don't think I have ever been in a jet airliner with cabin as noisy as this thing is. Makes no difference if your in 1st class or coach, as the air-conditioning system is really loud. The RJ is light years quieter than the 717. Where the hell are you sitting on this...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most "Pimped" Narrowbody?
Replies: 23
Views: 4997

Re: Most "Pimped" Narrowbody?

Obviously the most pimped narrowbodies are business jets. ;)

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717
Replies: 31
Views: 3792

Re: Boeing 717

The 717 is about the same size and capacity as a DC-9-40, but it's range and intended mission profile is right around that that of the DC-9-30.

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Making New York’s Airports Great Again
Replies: 35
Views: 6468

Re: Making New York’s Airports Great Again

Outside the United States, in cities such as London, Paris, Madrid, Zurich, Frankfurt, Rome, Istanbul, Mumbai, Sydney, and Buenos Aires, public-private partnerships are transforming the industry, with airports getting sold or leased to private-management companies that focus on pleasing passengers....

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by richcam427
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA cuts funding to PHF over PeoplExpress loan
Replies: 25
Views: 4547

Re: VA cuts funding to PHF over PeoplExpress loan

I think it was a desperate move by the PAC and PHF to get service back to the airport after AirTran went belly-up because, let's be honest, it definitely hasn't recovered from losing its dominant carrier. I live roughly in the middle of ORF and RIC, and PHF is hell of a lot easier to use. Driving an...

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by richcam427
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's new network partner - Silver Airways!
Replies: 10
Views: 2704

Re: Air Canada's new network partner - Silver Airways!

Well, that came out of left field.

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by richcam427
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Crash Clean Up
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

Re: Air Crash Clean Up

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In the case of TWA 800, they fished it out of the water and put it back together. Quite eerie I must admit, but absolutely incredible as well.

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by richcam427
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737-100/200 yoke/column clicking sound
Replies: 12
Views: 1613

Re: B737-100/200 yoke/column clicking sound

You always know a Boeing 737 captain/FO, because his knees are probably blown by age 30.

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by richcam427
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737max tail cone redesign = greater rotation angle?
Replies: 10
Views: 2832

Re: 737max tail cone redesign = greater rotation angle?

The 737 MAX does have a different tail cone design, but it's purely for aerodynamics and has nothing to do with necessitating a higher rotation angle or anything like that.

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by richcam427
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did sleeper berth on aircraft end?
Replies: 24
Views: 6973

Re: When did sleeper berth on aircraft end?

Only as we approach landing. Good point. In the event of a rough landing/take off, how would you strap down people to ensure they don't whack their head/leg/etc. on something? Wha about in clear-air turbulence? Turbulence is actually pretty calming when I'm sleeping on an airplane. Almost like the ...

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by richcam427
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 "Raccoon eyes" question
Replies: 8
Views: 3605

Re: A350 "Raccoon eyes" question

SCAT15F wrote:
I thought it was anti-glare in nature, similar to TWA's old scheme on the 747...


Anti-glare paint comes in a much broader variety of colors than it did back in the 60s-70s. You're not going to see black anti-glare paint on airliners today, for the most part.

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by richcam427
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737-100/200 yoke/column clicking sound
Replies: 12
Views: 1613

Re: B737-100/200 yoke/column clicking sound

It's not the control column. The clicking comes from the trim mechanism. You can see the trim wheels spinning when you get the clicks. It's not just the Jurassic 737. The Classic and NG make the same sound: Classic https://vimeo.com/34501723 NG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X01uY0bJs0 I've been ...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin
Replies: 132
Views: 9689

Re: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin

Precisely. In fact the main reason many people I know fly Southwest is because the free checked bag. But unfortunately in the past 10 or so years, we've seen much of the competition eliminated through bankruptcy and mergers. The argument you will hear from Schumer, Blumenthal, or others, is that WN...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin
Replies: 132
Views: 9689

Re: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin

Fine. As said, we can certainly re-regulate - partially or fully - the domestic airline industry. And the result is that fares will rise. It's as simple as that. What the government would in effect be doing is forcing those who don't use these ancillary services to subsidize them for other people. ...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin
Replies: 132
Views: 9689

Re: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin

I can see charging for 2+ checked bags, but it should be assumed that each person travelling is going to be bringing a checked bag onboard. Assumed wrong! I know enough people (including myself) that never check any luggage for a flight. It's hand luggage only. I got a small suitcase that exactly f...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin
Replies: 132
Views: 9689

Re: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin

I do not agree that airlines shouldn't charge for checked luggage. Charging for checked luggage makes that people take less luggage with them and that's a good thing. It makes the aircraft lighter so they consume less fuel. That's good for both the wallet and the environment. Charging for hand lugg...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin
Replies: 132
Views: 9689

Re: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin

If airlines never started charging for bags, then there never would have been an issue with people bringing so much stuff on the plane and using up the overhead space. Most people are obviously going to have some belongings with them when they travel. We don't go to restaurants expecting to pay extr...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin
Replies: 132
Views: 9689

Re: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin

Airlines shouldn't charge for checked luggage or overhead bins. The government shouldn't try and intervene, either. It's the culmination of a race to the bottom brought on by the ever-decreasing competition within the industry.

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"
Replies: 87
Views: 14263

Re: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"

loopThe problem is that United is just a bland, uninspired company that has no idea which direction it wants to go at the moment. Putting this decal on a brand new B77W is like putting a band-aid over a bullet hole. It doesn't really symbolize anything special nor does it change any of the problems...

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by richcam427
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"
Replies: 87
Views: 14263

Re: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"

The problem is that United is just a bland, uninspired company that has no idea which direction it wants to go at the moment. Putting this decal on a brand new B77W is like putting a band-aid over a bullet hole. It doesn't really symbolize anything special nor does it change any of the problems with...

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