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by DDR
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 99
Views: 6936

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Many times aircraft cabins are very warm. Not really fair to the baby to make it eat under a cover, making him/her even warmer. Breast feeding is the most natural thing in the world. And contrary to what some others have said, Americans are mature enough to understand that when a baby needs to nurse...

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by DDR
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 76
Views: 11512

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

Comparison....... DL revenue 12.5 billion, beats UA by a wide margin. DL GAAP Net Income 1.4 billion, beats UA by nearly $500,000,000.00. DL revenue by source, passenger 11.5 billion, beats UA by a billion dollars. cargo was down for both. Delta also paid nearly 8 cents less per gallon for fuel. Go...

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by DDR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR
Replies: 94
Views: 15031

Re: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR

AS LAS-SFO SEP 6>5[6]
AS PDX-SFO SEP 8>6[7]
AS SAN-SFO SEP 5>4[5]
AS SEA-SFO SEP 13>12[11

I don't get Alaska's strategy for SFO.

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by DDR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 79
Views: 4631

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

T18 wrote:
So Flash mob at Area 51. Got it. Also are Flash Mobs still a thing in 2019?


Only if you are trying to rob some business.

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by DDR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 62
Views: 12229

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Did the ventral stairs on the 727 even count as an emergency exit in terms of the number of seats you were allowed to put in? It’s not like the DC-9/MD-80 where you had the ability to blast out the tail cone and exit through it. Hey Polot, at AA the aft stairs were considered an emergency exit &quo...

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by DDR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR
Replies: 44
Views: 9134

Re: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR

Including UA to EWR, JB to JFK, and now DL to JFK, I wonder if there is too much capacity?

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by DDR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 287
Views: 57051

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

90+% of 737 flights are under 1000nm. In 10 years time an electric aircraft will easily be designed to fly that distance. Designing a cleansheet short haul aircraft today that isn't electric would be extreme short term thinking. That is why the 797 is criticial. The capability gap between between a...

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by DDR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20786

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

seat38a wrote:
LOL so Delta brought back the old Northwest A La Carte meal service with some dressing up. I hope they will not serve it on the paper plates like Northwest did.

In the very first post - “custom-designed dinnerware with upgraded cutlery”

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by DDR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13433

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Seems like horribly short notice?


LOL that was my thought. Couldn't they have announced this sooner?

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by DDR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20786

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

I can’t believe how easily pleased you all are. This offering is just awful. And to think Americans come on the likes of BA and complain! And is there really no second service? Just a hot towel and a tiny piece of chocolate? Wow! Wow, you're so wrong. There is still a mid flight snack and there is ...

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by DDR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?
Replies: 32
Views: 2542

Re: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?

The obvious answer to this question is so easy that I can't believe this was even a post.

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by DDR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28155

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Some of us believe in God because we BELIEVE in God. We have just as much of a right to believe as those who choose not to believe.

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by DDR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36386

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I'm going out on limb here, but if this flight was highly profitable, I think UA would have come up with a way to make the flight work.

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by DDR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16748

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

I don't see ANY airline taking any retired A380 aircraft. The market is simply not there.

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by DDR
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4018

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

As a flight attendant, I would never fly on a plane with no Captain. Who is gonna pay for the drinks on the layover?

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by DDR
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chicago! SAN-MDW on WN and Links To Pictures & Video
Replies: 3
Views: 2722

Re: Chicago! SAN-MDW on WN and Links To Pictures & Video

Hey Scott - enjoyed the pics and report. You are braver than I. No way would I stand or lay down on that glass floor! Thanks for sharing your trip to Chicago.

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by DDR
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23262

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

As for the conspiracy theories, I don't buy them. I don't think Trump is smart enough to frame the Iranians. And if he actually was successful, he would give it way by bragging about how successful he was, lol.

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by DDR
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19765

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

This site has become full of hate. Not just this thread but most threads. I really miss the posts from 10-15 years ago. As for this thread, DL got those kids where they needed to be. Who cares why they did it, the fact is they DID it. The problem is not the praise of DL; DL performed a nice act. Th...

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by DDR
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop
Replies: 48
Views: 6616

Re: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop

I cannot help but think that the South Central/Texas/South East were primed for Hawaii thanks to the pioneering efforts of Braniff International. AA began competing with Braniff on this DFW HNL route just before BN was 'finished' or maybe it was just afterwards. Braniff heavily promoted its service...

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by DDR
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19765

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

This site has become full of hate. Not just this thread but most threads. I really miss the posts from 10-15 years ago.

As for this thread, DL got those kids where they needed to be. Who cares why they did it, the fact is they DID it.

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by DDR
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19765

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

AA confirm that they refused to sell IG a spare part just because they are IG: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/06/09/american-airlines-refuses-to-lend-part-to-air-italy-forces-35-hour-delay-for-spite/ Wrong, wrong, wrong. If you are going to post lies, then people will block you. No a...

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by DDR
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3408

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

The only way to get any of these things is to invade Cuba. Didn't work out that well last time you tried. Well, 75 years ago today it worked pretty damn well when we and others landed on your beaches! :biggrin: (Hey man, you gonna troll be ready to be trolled back... :bouncy: ) Tugg Not everyone wa...

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by DDR
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks
Replies: 98
Views: 13631

Re: OAG Changes 5/26/2019:AA Exits CLT-GDL,PHL-EYW/SRQ/MLB to daily;AV Exits MIA-SAL;SY Extension;UA Tweaks

ANNOUNCEMENT: There was a cable line problem near me and I don’t have internet to my PC as a result, so I can’t process the changes for the 6/2/2019 edition. It appears they have to dig something up, so it may/will be later in the week before I can post an update. Thanks for letting us know. I was ...

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by DDR
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19292

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

CobaltScar wrote:
Also, how in the world did they claim they had no reserves for that flight, IN ATLANTA?? jezz


Easy. If it was late at night there probably were not enough airport ready reserves available.

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by DDR
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52850

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Hoping this is a brand new order and not just a conversion. A321 is a nice plane (Ok, can be depending on what the airlines does inside). I personally prefer them to the 737, but that's just personal opinion.

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by DDR
Wed May 29, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss A340 dumping fuel over South France
Replies: 15
Views: 4674

Re: Edelweiss A340 dumping fuel over South France

zeke wrote:
Could be anything from a mechanical issue, paperwork issue, or medical.


Well no, it is not a paperwork issue if fire trucks are called out.

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by DDR
Wed May 22, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 15025

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

From time to time because of holidays, low season, etc, I have worked flights with less than 50 people but then we were over sold on the return leg. It's all about averages.

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by DDR
Wed May 22, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41758

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I think this would work. It would create a very strong "Barbell" route network! Extremely similar to when America West purchased US Airways. AW was strong in the West and US was strong in the East. U.S. barbell networks don't work. Ask USAir + Piedmont + PSA. (It essentially liquidated PS...

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by DDR
Tue May 21, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21652

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Once again the Topic is AA suing the Association, not about me. You don’t work for AA and numerous posters here don’t, yet you don’t ask them. You're the OP and posted about the lawsuit, sharing something internal from AA as if you're an employee. But again, if the other online profiles you have wh...

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by DDR
Sun May 19, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41758

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

How's the Coke to Pepsi transition going? Awesome post! Thanks for the laugh. :rotfl: Great actually. We will finally get large bottles of water in the cockpit vs a bag of 20 little ones that end up all over the place. Also an end to Dasani is nice. Good you are getting rid of Dasani. It includes u...

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by DDR
Sun May 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41758

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Pilots are talking about AS in NYC trying to 8 billion dollar B6 acquisition. Think its all BS... What does everyone think? You like to reference pilots. Who or which pilots are you speaking with. I’m a pilot. At b6. I don’t hear or see what you see. And since you’ve been on this sight, nothing you...

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by DDR
Sat May 18, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)
Replies: 23
Views: 9620

Re: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)

At this point I was getting angry and told him that I traveled here from Europe to experience this very hotel and also told him that I am documenting my experience and it is not starting in a stellar way . I know what you experienced is pretty bad, but that is probably not the way you should have g...

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by DDR
Sat May 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22311

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

This is so hilarious. So Dougie gets it all of a sudden? Yeah right. AA's identity crisis is beyond absurd. On one hand they introduce a sparkling new flagship lounge at DFW, and with the other foot their domestic product is worse than even Spirit's. Yet more proof that LCC management just doesn't ...

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by DDR
Sat May 18, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22311

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

This is so hilarious. So Dougie gets it all of a sudden? Yeah right. AA's identity crisis is beyond absurd. On one hand they introduce a sparkling new flagship lounge at DFW, and with the other foot their domestic product is worse than even Spirit's. Yet more proof that LCC management just doesn't ...

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by DDR
Thu May 16, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19332

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

PVDBOSflyer wrote:
While I certainly like Coke over Pepsi products, this would never influence my decision whether or not to fly JetBlue. Always interesting to read the outrage on here, always entertaining!


Agreed. And lmao to the person who "avoids airlines that serve Pepsi products." I mean really? LOL

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by DDR
Thu May 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias
Replies: 21
Views: 1411

Re: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias

Well nothing good can possibly come from this.

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by DDR
Thu May 16, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10817

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

I just don't want to see an Iraqi war 2.0
In my opinion, that war was a mistake and resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths (I'm including all the murders by ISIS because the war allowed them to take over large areas of territory). I just deep down do not believe that Iran is a threat to the west.

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by DDR
Wed May 15, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 22930

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

You can tell who’s not British in this thread. Afternoon Tea is the name of a meal. It doesn’t necessarily mean it comes with a tea beverage. Infact Champagne is actually the most popular drink with afternoon tea amongst the younger generation these days. This is a bit like complaining that Disney ...

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by DDR
Mon May 13, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US carrier flights to IST
Replies: 20
Views: 3558

Re: US carrier flights to IST

You have to look at the over all O&D number of travelers between the US and Turkey (not connections). Most US carriers flying Atlantic routes are mainly carrying Americans or, low yield European passengers. And because the USA is so big, that is ok. However, on routes to places like Turkey, and ...

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by DDR
Mon May 13, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8195

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

Thanks for the post. That video is awesome, some really great aircraft shots. Where would DL fly a 747 to from Love Field? In 1974, Delta had 8 flights from Dallas to Atlanta. 5 narrowbodies, an L-1011, and 2 747's. Hey BooDog, thanks for that info. Would have been awesome to be in FC on a 747 from...

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by DDR
Mon May 13, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19792

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Whatever happens, I hope they keep Richard Bartrem, I really like him and it would be a shame for him to be let go.

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by DDR
Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16396

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Trump manages to destabilize core US industries, something that neither China nor Russia (Soviet Union included) ever achieved. All Chinese airlines are controlled by the Chinese government there's even more than just economic factors that will drive them away from buying Boeing. What industry has ...

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by DDR
Mon May 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8195

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

Thanks for the post. That video is awesome, some really great aircraft shots. Where would DL fly a 747 to from Love Field?

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by DDR
Mon May 13, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16396

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Trump manages to destabilize core US industries, something that neither China nor Russia (Soviet Union included) ever achieved. All Chinese airlines are controlled by the Chinese government there's even more than just economic factors that will drive them away from buying Boeing. What industry has ...

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by DDR
Wed May 08, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35218

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

smithbs wrote:
One impact of the MAX: My a.net foes list has exploded in size. Has calm and rational discussion been completely thrown out? As an engineer AND a MBA, this is beyond ridiculous.


I'm right there with you. Some of these posters are beyond ridiculous.

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by DDR
Wed May 08, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10869

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

I just watched some 1-11 videos on Youtube. Man, that thing makes the Super 80 sound quiet, lol.

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by DDR
Sat May 04, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tons of food and a tushie shower! ANA 787-9 Economy DUS-NRT (Photos + Video Report)
Replies: 8
Views: 6083

Re: Tons of food and a tushie shower! ANA 787-9 Economy DUS-NRT (Photos + Video Report)

Great trip report mate! Great pics, lots of information, and I love the humor. And more importantly, it turned me on to your youtube channel. I subscribed!!

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by DDR
Thu May 02, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)
Replies: 32
Views: 5445

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)

Well wernerga3, thank you for these great articles that you have written. They were great. I am sure many people enjoyed them very much lie I did. It is a little sad that this is the end.

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by DDR
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20367

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

it was my understanding that all Air traffic control and aircraft pilots are supposed to speak in english to stop any incidents language related. if that is not the law then it should be! That's the way it should be, but in practice it's not. When I flew the 737, one of the worst aspects of flying ...

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by DDR
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44371

Re: WN looking at A220

Eventually WN will get to the point that growth will be difficult because they will be flying all the routes there are that can sustain 737 size aircraft. In order to continue to grow, they will be forced to look at smaller markets and will need an aircraft smaller than the 737. However that scenar...

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