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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1726
Views: 306476

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Distance from EWR has little affect on this. UA will never stop service to those airports from their hubs. Service at PHL is roughly the same at every hub in the USA which is dominated by one carrier and I would consider PHL a second tier hub - that being one carrier dominates the hub with other ai...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1017
Views: 139840

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

That's where I think the 797-8 will be (140T) and it will need that thrust to compensate for a relatively small wing. I think the wing will be sized to fit into normal 737/A320 gates while folded and optimized around the 797-7, maybe 43-44m in width. It will effectively be a little small for 797-8 ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1017
Views: 139840

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

with the B787 being pretty damn successful? I might see the B797 having some of the same system architecture with the "all electric" concept If they were to eliminate the Bleed air systems it might extend the fuel range well beyond whatever Boeing Posts it to be. Thereby making it a "...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 7948

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tisha-rowe-black-woman-says-american-airlines-crew-made-her-cover-up-outfit-with-a-blanket-2019-07-11/ https://dfw.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909545/2019/07/houston-doctor-american-airlines-cover-up.jpg By my judgement, Dr. Rowe's romper outfit did need to ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 95
Views: 15306

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

Hopefully? He'll hire some FAA Inspectors and stop all of this "SELF" Certifying. Had there been an FAA Inspector around? Boeing would have had redundancy built into their stall system for the 737Max. Because someone in the Know might have asked a question.

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Solar batteries on airliner skin
Replies: 26
Views: 1299

Re: Solar batteries on airliner skin

Ha anyone taken into account that airliners use some of the compressed air for pressurization and the heat for heating the cabin and wing an engine inlet deicing? On an electric plane, you will need to use electric power for compressing air, cabin heating and deicing in absence of jet engine heat. ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22911

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Spoken by an Airline with very little domestic content. Were they speaking for Air France as well??

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 104
Views: 11103

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Boyd Group is a consulting firm. But with this throwing Crap against a Wall to see if it Sticks? I have a hard time in knowing WHAT they Consult..

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 106
Views: 23424

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

One. They don’t have slots Two. They don’t have any planes to fly it. Three. They are not an ETOPS qualified airline. One. They can buy them Two. They are getting LRs and I believe the Neos could do BOS-LON. Three. I don't know much about ETOPS certification, but NE US to Europe flying really only ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 7532

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

Another example of Delta dropping the ball on the 787... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Did Delta really drop the ball or just make an Aircraft decision you disagreed with?? You have NO IDEA what incentives Delta got to go all Airbus. Knowing Delta's track record? I'll bet the incentives were...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 1841

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

My observation on the A320 with Radial tyres: Have seen retreading not more than 5 times on a single tyre. Usually denoted by R1,R2 as such. And the Vendor carries out Shearography Inspection to make sure a tire is fit for a re-tread. Ive heard you can do more number of Retreads on a bias but the l...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta 747 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2146

Re: Delta 747 Question

yes there were fuel nozzle upgrades that eliminated the smoke trail. And United did the upgrades in our shops Thanks for that. Do you know more about what specifically was improved in the newer fuel nozzles? Did they further atomise the mixture? CoronadoConrad No, I don't we have our own nozzle sho...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United Airlines Paper Tickets & Boarding Passes (1990s)
Replies: 11
Views: 4868

Re: United Airlines Paper Tickets & Boarding Passes (1990s)

I am wondering if anyone has any old United Airlines tickets, boarding passes, or itinerary documents from the late 1980's through the late 1990's. I grew up flying United frequently during this period; however, it wasn't until 2002 that I began keeping all of my boarding passes. If I recall correc...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1017
Views: 139840

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[quote="patches"]It seems very confusing on wof A321ing wants with its 797. All the videoes and pictures I have seen on this thing it appears that it looks just like a 767-200. Dont you think Boeing could have saved billions of dollars on this new aircraft and updated the 767-2 with a new ...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regain U.S Cat-1 safety rating
Replies: 29
Views: 3801

Re: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regin U.S Cat-1 safetating

I would believe TG's Air authority than FAA. Thailand has been cleared from all countries including Canada to fly, except USA ?, After the Boeing fisco FAA has no credibility now. So? you OBVIOUYSLY don't hold any FAA issued Airworthiness or Airman Certificate or you wouldn't be saying something so...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regain U.S Cat-1 safety rating
Replies: 29
Views: 3801

Re: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regin U.S Cat-1 safetating

I would believe TG's Air authority than FAA. Thailand has been cleared from all countries including Canada to fly, except USA ?, After the Boeing fisco FAA has no credibility now. So? you OBVIOUYSLY don't hold any FAA issued Airworthiness or Airman Certificate or you wouldn't be saying something so...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35138

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Nothing wrong with their Safety culture other than letting "Bean counters" Determine they can get the SAME safety with Low PAID personnel by Out sourcing it!

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 50
Views: 7255

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

strfyr51 wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
Why do you think there's sufficient demand for a nonstop West Coast to CTS? Stats for Passengers Daily Each Way? Even KIX has struggled to support U.S. non-stops.

LAX-CTS into winter winds? Where are you planning the tech stop?

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Fron LAX? The Tech stop would be SEA/PDX. YVR, or ANC

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 24996

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

A recent Defence Select Committee was told that engineering staff at RAF Brize Norton called the aircraft “a dog” and that on occasion only two out of the fleet of 20 aircraft were serviceable. ... In Parliament this week Mark Francois, a former Defence Minister, said: “We have paid £2.6 billion fo...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 24996

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

Had the A400 used Pratt Canada's engine, they would have probably landed 20 orders from there and missed many years of costly delay. The program would be a lot healthier today too. Which engine? There didn't exist any off-the-shelf engine for the A400M. That's why EPI boast that the TP400 is the mo...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 738 Designations
Replies: 15
Views: 2532

Re: United 738 Designations

Maybe some airplanes have the continental customercode? The Majority of 737's are -724's, 824's and 924's But there are quite a few -922's as well, the Max airplanes are just -9's But I would guess the 924's and the -922's are nearly Identical unless you were tp read the registration certificate......

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters
Replies: 19
Views: 3476

Re: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters

Airbus will be embarrassed for a while. Especially if Boeing get's the book and makes Hay with if.

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 1841

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

I'm not aware of any airline that does NOT do re-tread. You're limited to a certain number of re-treads on one carcass, because the carcass itself ages, too. But this is a non-issue, I'm not sure what has made you concerned about it. United had certain airplanes that didn't use re-treads. where we ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 1841

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

I recall a thread where MX people confirmed that tires were in any case the No 1 spare part in terms of inventory rotation...a lot of movement with all that rubber-smoke generation on landing... I looked at some data 15 or so years ago, trying to figure out if any individual tire position on the cl...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787
Replies: 26
Views: 3045

Re: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787

Even if Boeing increased MTOW to the same 280t as the A359, it would still be fuel volume limited and carry almost 40.000 liters less fuel. Even if your weight number where right, which they are not, and if fuel volume wasnt a problem, which it is, a 260t 787 would at best match the A350 as an ULH ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 9956

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

master14225 wrote:
Does everyone forget about YVR or SEA? California is not the entire west coast and it pisses me off when people think it is...

Can their Airplanes Make it to YVR or SEA? Looks to me like they're going "Bang for Buck". And that's understandable.

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 111
Views: 18928

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

There is lots of cheap office space for rent in Milwaukee .. no need to be at the airport Need an AOC (airline operating certificate) buy another airline is the quickest ... buildings come last Or? They could just go to the FAA Office in Oklahoma City and copy one. Hell !! they could copy them all ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 738 Designations
Replies: 15
Views: 2532

Re: United 738 Designations

IWMBH wrote:
Maybe some airplanes have the continental customercode?

The Majority of 737's are -724's, 824's and 924's But there are quite a few -922's as well, the Max airplanes are just -9's But I would guess the 924's and the -922's are nearly Identical unless you were tp read the registration certificate...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 6752

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!? I find it y NOTweird that DL185 has a very long flying time versus DL583 as its not polar. They can probably cut 1 hour off the flying time by flying polar off a flight that is already very long. Do you know what the winds...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 1841

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

ArchGuy1 wrote:
What is it like running retread tires on a commercial airplane and how well do they perform.

v ery well indeed. at least from Air Treads that I know of.

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta 747 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2146

Re: Delta 747 Question

Hello guys. I have a question regarding Delta/Northwest 747s. I was wondering why their engines seem to have consistently run a bit richer than other operators? They seemed to be almost like B-52's taking off. I found a few videos to highlight what I am talking about. https://youtu.be/tQqqmSBr2XA?t...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mandate fly-by-wire for transport class aircraft through Part 25 regulation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Mandate fly-by-wire for transport class aircraft through Part 25 regulation?

What you all think about requiring transport class aircraft to have fly-by-wire in order to get certified? Fly-by-wire architecure provides opportunities for major safety features such as alpha protection, overload protection, over rotation protection etc. Most newly developed models are FBW anyway...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.

We've already had 3 AD Notes on AOA Vanes for Heating problems over the years, The AOA Vanes take a LOT of wear and Damage. So this is nothing new. the AOA takes about 1:45 to replace and Ops check. The question might be? Availability of NEW units...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787
Replies: 26
Views: 3045

Re: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787

The REAL question is? Who Needs it? How many? and for What route? If there's a NEED? Boeing would probably build it..

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4236

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

Not only have the flights moved, but the CDG flight is almost 6 hours earlier than before (or 3 hours compared to the two days of the week that it won't run during this winter), and compared to W18 at OAK, will be 2-weekly down from 3-weekly. For the BCN flight, the Monday flight's timing is relati...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine fail video question
Replies: 3
Views: 782

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 strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 193
Views: 12166

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

I'll chime in, While AA is indeed suing the TWU/IAM, what they're not able to do is prove that there is indeed a slowdown. Why? Because there truly isn't one. Everyday I see the decisions being made that are causing problems that weren't problems until this last year. In DFW alone, on the fleet sid...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker
Replies: 22
Views: 6407

Re: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker

the vast majority of airlines deliver their OWN airplanes. United has their Own Engineering crews to deliver airplanes from Boeing mostly to SEA or SFO where they're prepped for service,

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9200

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

I think it could be possible, But? were the fuselage made of Aluminum- Lithium? It might have more tolerance to "Road Rash" when used in Domestic Service. The wings could be composite as well as the horizontal and vertical Stabilizers but the fuselage might be better in aluminum IMHO. ( f...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9200

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

I think it could be possible, But? were the fuselage made of Aluminum- Lithium? It might have more tolerance to "Road Rash" when used in Domestic Service. The wings could be composite as well as the horizontal and vertical Stabilizers but the fuselage might be better in aluminum IMHO. ( fo...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6919

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

I was the Terminal Maintenance foreman when N4713U 8013 Now 8424 N4724U took it first revenue trip. My Instructions were to Babysit that airplane Until it's departure,, The flight attendants wanted me to cancel the departure, Including a flight attendant married to a System Maintenance Controller wh...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6919

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

In a very famous accident on 24 February 1989 a United Air 747-100 taking off from HNL had a door open and 9 passengers were sucked out. It was widely reported that most of their bodies were sucked through the #3 engine. I was recently speaking with a current UA Pilot who told me that United electe...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 74
Views: 14503

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

I was surprised during several recent bookings at just how cheap airfares have gotten over the years. I am not talking about ULCC's like Spirit or Frontier which have always been cheap. I am specifically talking about United as it stands out as the only legacy I have seen that has consistently show...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"
Replies: 53
Views: 14269

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Erdogan to Trump: "We will buy 100 Boeings and you will let us buy the S400 from the Russians. Deal?" Yeah like Erdogan would need permission from the US to buy S400's. He doesn't give a damn what they think and rightly so. The era of countries being pushed around by US is over and it's a...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 16988

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

MoKa777 wrote:
They just need to add a little colour to the cabins. The basic colour palette does look very elegant but it needs something to bring it to life.

What is the seat pitch in Y+?

that seat color will look good and wear well for a longer time since it's not .leather ,

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is UA going to dehub GUM?
Replies: 11
Views: 1918

Re: Is UA going to dehub GUM?

While the last few years have been a tough go for UA and tourism to Guam at large, UA’s GUM hub commands some of the healthiest fare premiums in their system. This is especially true to/from HNL and on the island hopper. Moreover, those high yields are steadily achieved in the passenger cabin and c...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International gate 'slotting'
Replies: 34
Views: 5774

Re: EWR International gate 'slotting'

The Port Authority needs to task UAL with that one with re-banking EWR. There is a higher amount of downtime (EG: 11am to 1pm) with ops during the day and in the late evening compared to the mornings, late afternoons, and early evenings. There are times you can be at EWR and think it's surprisingly...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20757

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Well? Disney owns their own Cruise line.. So owning their OWN airline isn't really a stretch.. Who's the operator???

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 16988

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

What weight variant did they order? If it lacks range? Then BA Planned it that way... It's sure not that the airplane can't do it.
Airbus offers so many weight variants per model, that it's hard to keep track of them all

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 16988

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

DylanHarvey wrote:
As the A350 severely lacks range will it be able to do LHR-MAD without heavy payload restrictions? Only kidding of course. Can’t wait to see the A350 with the Union Jack!!!!!

Wait a Minute!! The A350 Lacks range?? So? What is the BA A350's range with a full load? I think you're making that up!

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