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by NW747-400
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with Polar Air 717
Replies: 21
Views: 7187

Re: What's happening with Polar Air 717

Q wrote:
717? you meant 747 or 767?

Q


Polar Air flight number 717, operated with a 747.

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by NW747-400
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What types will Delta order/option for delivery in 2023/2024?
Replies: 161
Views: 18332

Re: What types will Delta order/option for delivery in 2023/2024?

Contrary to others, I have always felt the MAX 8 has a place in the DL fleet. My completely opinionated tea leaves say that Delta will not order the MAX. TechOps has a significant contract in place with Pratt and Whitney as an MRO provider for the GTF. I believe the A320NEO or hypothetical A225 are...

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by NW747-400
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20863

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

Why do all these "premium" product seats seem to assume people travel alone or want nothing to do with their spouses, children or traveling companions. I'll probably never fly anywhere outside of cattle class, but I would think carrying on a conversation with a seatmate would be next to i...

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by NW747-400
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20863

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

Update: Here's the official press release from Delta. Included is an additional photo showing the front of the seat. From what I can gather, its the same size as a typical domestic F seat, but with a shell installed around it for privacy / sleeping. There also appears to be a footrest in the photos,...

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by NW747-400
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20863

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

Ricardo seats... Thanks for the chuckle. ;-) Shoot my apologies, Recaro. That’s one that makes me laugh too. And don't forget about their spin-off brand, Lucy Seats... All joking aside, I like almost everything about those DL seats except that headrest. I can't help but think it's overkill, to be h...

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by NW747-400
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115447

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Without looking too closely at the FR24 data, I wonder if the pilot got himself into a vortex ring state, where the forward momentum of the helicopter is reduced and a high power setting of the engines in a climb causes the rotor to stall. Purely speculation, but it would explain a rapid climb follo...

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by NW747-400
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20863

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

itripreport wrote:
About time we heard about Delta's NEOs, they've remained relatively silent about them since their order. Anyone know when we should expect to see these enter service?


Delivery slated for Q4 2020 I believe, and EIS Q1 2021.

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by NW747-400
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18975

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

VV wrote:
The words "whisper" and "jet" sound incompatible.


An Eastern Airlines “Whisperjet” 727 was remarkably quiet compared to a Constellation. The marketing tagline made a lot of sense in the era.

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by NW747-400
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18975

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

reltney wrote:
It’s a Canabus. As a Delta pilot it’s all we call it. The Canabus..... we could ....say Canabus wisperjet! Maybe Wisper Canabus... great plane and love riding in it.


I personally prefer Orcabus :D

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by NW747-400
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28829

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

Airbus pilots aren’t relegated to Airbus equipment, Boeing pilots aren’t relegated to Boeing equipment, etc. I never said they were but I am sure that for day to day operations they are.... I’m not sure what difference that makes with regard to training. Every pilot at the company is relegated to a...

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by NW747-400
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28829

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

I’m not exactly sure what you are trying to say here regarding pilot pools. Delta Airbus pilots all fly their own equipment and are not cross trained on other fleets. In other words, A320 pilots only fly the A320 family, A330 pilots only fly the A330 family, and the A350 pilots only fly the A350. H...

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by NW747-400
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28829

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

Third, I can't see Delta so vocal on pushing Boeing along for a clean slate only to say no when Boeing decides to build it. The mantra that large airlines have the volume to operate multiple types is rarely acknowledged by the OEM's, you are aware that one of the core features of Airbus is pilot ty...

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by NW747-400
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28829

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

Should Boeing choose to not launch NMA, I wouldn’t be surprised if the NMA becomes a revival of the 787-3 concept for Delta. The 787-8 falls in the capacity window that Delta is looking for, but it’s far too much range and capability. Short of Boeing actually launching the NMA, a derated, lower gros...

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by NW747-400
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18164

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

I am surprised the US allows LH, OS or the ME3 to fly to Iran. The US has absolutely no control over where other sovereign nations allow their flagged carriers to operate. Sure they do. Mahan dropped FCO and MXP after the U.S. "suggested" the Italian government step in and pull their land...

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by NW747-400
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18164

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

-Insurers or insurance policy doesn't cover or severely limits coverage in an area where a plane was shot down or other incidents recently happened (could also be union agreements). -Possible reputational risk - other airlines have come out and said they won't fly over Iraq/Iran, here you have LH/O...

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by NW747-400
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?
Replies: 44
Views: 7597

Re: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?

On DL planes, there is one 757 configuration that has Y class when you turn left, so holding the Y passengers would be awkward there. That one has Comfort+ before F. I think those are the 75H - the 5600 series PMNW birds and some others. N5**US. I know they fly West Coast-Hawaii among other routes....

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by NW747-400
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best handling aircraft? And worst?
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Re: Best handling aircraft? And worst?

The CRJ series was the most fun to hand fly of any transport category airplane I’ve flown. Those things are like driving sports cars. The 700/900 have the added bonus of climbing well and cruising fast. The 757 climbs well and has fantastic runway performance. It needs a little bit of manhandling co...

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by NW747-400
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39144

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Boeing’s Days of Being the Bully Are Over The leverage it had over suppliers, regulators and even its own rivals is gone. Plus, more industrial insights. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-12-20/boeing-s-bullying-days-are-done Maybe a culture change has started. Let’s hope so!

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by NW747-400
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39144

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Mullenburg needed to go, but calling a stress test of the 777X a program failure? Come on people. The test was done for a reason. You all act as if everything should be perfect from conception. After the test they know which components need to be changed. Some of you act as of the wings fell off on...

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by NW747-400
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39144

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

I was hoping the board of directors would take this opportunity to make a change in the culture of the company by appointing someone with an engineering background to the CEO position. Sadly David Calhoun is just another businessman with experience in investment banking. Sorry, if I start to laugh ...

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by NW747-400
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39144

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

I was hoping the board of directors would take this opportunity to make a change in the culture of the company by appointing someone with an engineering background to the CEO position. Sadly David Calhoun is just another businessman with experience in investment banking.

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by NW747-400
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450978

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

If the ridiculously excessive 1500hr rule weren't in place, Atlas would have a flood of competent pilots ready to fly for them at a moments notice. The only reason this FO was allowed to fly this airplane was due to the desperation airlines face in pilot staffing, resulting from the 1500hr ATP requ...

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by NW747-400
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450978

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

If the ridiculously excessive 1500hr rule weren't in place, Atlas would have a flood of competent pilots ready to fly for them at a moments notice. The only reason this FO was allowed to fly this airplane was due to the desperation airlines face in pilot staffing, resulting from the 1500hr ATP requ...

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by NW747-400
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450978

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

He was based in Dubai. When you are flying around people with that kind of money you are probably going to try and make their flight as comfortable as possible. On a windy day you can definitely tell when the autopilot is kicked off. While manual flying skills were likely an issue for this pilot, i...

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by NW747-400
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450978

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

More power to you so long as you can still provide the passengers the same ride the autopilot provides. I knew a chief pilot for a corporate fleet and they forbid it for that reason. Can't have the champagne flying with an abrupt turn. In many situations, a professional pilot can be more smooth on ...

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by NW747-400
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450978

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

At what point did all of this happen in the approach? Were they on final approach? If not, why was he hand flying the aircraft? If I'm seated in the first two rows of F I can hear when the autopilot is disconnected. Usually it's jist a minute or two before landing. They were approximately 30 miles ...

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by NW747-400
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450978

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

At what point did all of this happen in the approach? Were they on final approach? If not, why was he hand flying the aircraft? If I'm seated in the first two rows of F I can hear when the autopilot is disconnected. Usually it's jist a minute or two before landing. They were approximately 30 miles ...

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by NW747-400
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450978

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Was there actually any indication of a stall at all, or just the mistaken impression of one? The shocking thing here is that a professional pilot at this level would still be so disoriented by somatogravic illusion. This is one of the fundamental skills of instrument flying which should be addresse...

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by NW747-400
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 32287

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

I think its pretty clear the pilots will increasingly and publicly stir the pot sharing their opinions about the potential negative impacts of ventures that DL seeks to pursue. That’s the whole point of DALPA’s existence: protect Delta pilot jobs. Yes it’s annoying to continually hear them complain...

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by NW747-400
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 6110

Re: ATL operations

What is the routing when they say taxi via the Green 3? I've heard verbiage similar to that at one point, I think from aircraft landing 10/28. There is no green route that I'm aware of, just Pink and Black routes. I've never heard of a green route either. Here's what my charts show as coded routes ...

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by NW747-400
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 175282

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

717 pilot bases are now ATL, DTW, and NYC with MSP scheduled to open in the next few months. December is the final month for LAX 717 pilots.

The 717 fleet has been consolidated to the east coast with the 220 taking on many of the SEA and SLC duties, and the 319/320 taking most of the LAX flying.

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by NW747-400
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual DL Flight-8961
Replies: 7
Views: 3428

Re: Unusual DL Flight-8961

If it’s not clear by now, 8000+ number DL flight numbers are charters and mainline repos are 9000+. ILL Not entirely true! We are operating some revenue segments in the 8000 series on behalf of AM due to the MAX grounding. I recently operated one JFK - MEX. :D But yes, the one mentioned by the OP i...

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by NW747-400
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 32361

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

I've ridden the jumpseat. My opinion is based on direct observation. Riding the jumpseat once on a blue sky day between two domestic stations is not a representative experience of what pilots do. I used to be a dispatcher. Trust me, I'm aware of what pilots do. Well then it’s safe to say that dispa...

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by NW747-400
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 32361

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

Pilots are bus drivers in a machine with wings. Compare HCP Online Physician Forums with Airline Pilot Central. Pilots are bus drivers the same way physicians are people mechanics..... lol I've ridden the jumpseat. My opinion is based on direct observation. Riding the jumpseat once on a blue sky da...

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by NW747-400
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question
Replies: 27
Views: 8036

Re: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question

(Btw: IIRC, DL has two flavors of 767-300er, one that is 408Klbs with a blocked D1 seat for pilot rest, and a 410/412Klbs "pacific and african" config with either two D1 seats blocked or an underfloor bunk, mainly used on TPAC out of SEA and LOS/ACC out of ATL when it sees 767 service. Th...

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by NW747-400
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumpseat Wars?
Replies: 32
Views: 9821

Re: Jumpseat Wars?

There is currently a spat between United mainline pilots and SkyWest / Republic pilots regarding jumpseat priority. United ALPA altered the jumpseat priority for United Express carriers and SkyWest / Republic pilots are now denying the jumpseat to United mainline pilots as well as pilots from severa...

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by NW747-400
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 175282

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

330ceos will get prem select MiQ, they won’t get the suites though. 75S will also be getting the MiQ premium select seat, along with comfort plus and standard Y. Will the 75S also get the pivot bins and new Delta-developed AVOD? I know some of the 757-200s have a Sky-Interior clone with identical S...

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by NW747-400
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta 757-S
Replies: 6
Views: 2510

Re: Delta 757-S

Delta operates their long-haul configured 757-200s mostly out of JFK to DSS, LIS (year-round) and AGP, PDL, KEF, and SNN (summer seasonal). They also use them on BOS-LIS/EDI/MAN in the summer (the route you flew has been upgraded). From ATL, they go to BOG and UIO year-round and ANC in the summer. ...

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by NW747-400
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82885

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Delta will transfer our full operation of U.S.-Tokyo services from Narita to Haneda, the city's closest and most convenient airport. With this move, we will become the largest U.S. carrier serving Haneda, with seven daily flights between Haneda and Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Honolulu, Minneapolis, ...

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by NW747-400
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 18166

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

I am still really curious what is happening to the ExpressJet CRJ-700 fleet. There were 16 aircraft in DFW that were converted from Delta spec with brand new interiors in 2016. Since the contract ended at the very beginning of January, all of those aircraft are in TUS in storage. I figured they wou...

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by NW747-400
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15930

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

I read the avherald piece linked above, and the comments... apparently it's not a "spinner" at all, its a dome that is fixed to static inlet guide vanes that sit in front of the first fan disc, the way that the engine is built and mounted. It also explains why the "spinner" look...

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by NW747-400
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15930

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

The Vickers VC-10 had a RAM. I know that we're going off topic now, but of essentially if you have an aircraft with no mechanical reversion to the operation of the flight controls following the loss of normally generated power, then a ram air turbine is used, unless sufficient power can be provided...

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by NW747-400
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine fail video question
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Engine fail video question

Hello all, Video here of an engine with a pretty serious problem... It’s a short video so there really isn’t any info. Has anyone seen this? What type of plane is it? I’m assuming MD-80 because of the inlet guide veins, which prevented even more damage! What airline? Where in the world? https://www...

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by NW747-400
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 7657

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

PW gave DL a deal to be an authorized MRO provider for the GTF, which also happens to power the A220. CFM, from what I understand, did not offer a similar deal for the LEAP which likely pushed the order to Airbus. DL has been very aggressive with expanding their portfolio of revenue opportunities. R...

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by NW747-400
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 27519

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Just so we’re all clear here...

We’re commenting on a poorly written trash blog post that has absolutely no sources or grounding in reality.

Disney Airlines isn’t a thing.

Carry on.

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by NW747-400
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 27519

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

The comparison to Carnival is off, as they own a whole bunch of other lines, including Princess, Holland America, and others, in various price classes. The merger of Carnival Airlines with Pan Am II was to create a bigger, stronger airline that could compete. it backfired, as we all know 20 years o...

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by NW747-400
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 27519

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Carnival shelved it’s airline for the same issue: damage to the brand in the event of an incident. Hahaha I find it ironic that the “Walmart” of the seas is worried about brand image. HA! That’s true now, but their brand image in the 1990’s was much different. Carnival was on the cutting edge of sh...

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by NW747-400
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 27519

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Disney is a very conservative company with regard to protecting the brand image. I just can’t see them creating a branded airline product because the damage to the brand resulting from an accident or incident would take years to repair, even if the Disney name is slapped on the side of a charter fle...

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by NW747-400
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737-200 question
Replies: 22
Views: 5240

Re: Delta 737-200 question

Delta had their own fleet of 737-232’s before the merger with Western.

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by NW747-400
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 332
Views: 51072

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

It’s sad to see the end of the CRJ approaching. While not the most popular airframe among the flying public, I’ve got thousands of hours flying her and she’s still the best airplane I’ve ever flown, especially the CR7. Just an all around fantastic pilot’s airplane and revolutionary for the regional ...

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