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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8099

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

I find the weird fear of the female form in the US rather odd. I'm a Ussian and I encourage displays of the female form! Now my caution would be that there were probably 7-10 other people similarly dressed sitting in her seat since that seat was cleaned. Reason why I don't wear shorts on an aircraf...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22988

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

In the US at least, if a CEO or other corporate official was bad-mouthing his own company, he'd be in breach of his duties and should be shown the door. Larger shareholders would hire a hit man. And on the subject of green-washing and similar virtue-signalling, BP in the US was cited as spending mor...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6293

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

Boeing and DL never had a great relationship and DL were traditionally a Douglas customer. They've had big Boeing orders in the past (see recently completed 737 order) but these days Boeing don't offer anything can't be matched in some degree by Airbus. Boeing's antics with BBD over the C-Series ce...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo A330?
Replies: 15
Views: 3686

Re: Bamboo A330?

Well, if Howard Hughes can make a plane out of spruce...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AW109 Air Care crash
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

Re: AW109 Air Care crash

:-(

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 419
Views: 62590

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

The reason ORD-ATH is flown from Chicago is the LARGE Greek population in Chicago. PHL-ATH is a legacy US Airways route. That’s correct. Chicago/Illinois has the 3rd largest Greek population in the U.S., after NY/California. https://thegreekobserver.com/greece/travel/article/59317/american-airlines...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 9051

Re: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Carribbean Extensions/Increases

Its about time ICT got more service than just DFW & ORD. PHX was served with CRJs back in the America West days, but I think its time ICT got both a year-round PHX flight and possibly 2x flights to CLT. I'd also like to see at least a 1x MHK-CLT for military connections. There is a ton of traff...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Adds LAS-LAX/MIA/PDX/PHX/RNO/SEA/SNA;CLE-FLL/MIA
Replies: 18
Views: 2890

Re: F9 Adds LAS-LAX/MIA/PDX/PHX/RNO/SEA/SNA;CLE-FLL/MIA

tphuang wrote:
That's a lot of expansion. This is why LAS is never going to work as a focus city for anyone other than WN and ULCCs.


Is there any Part 121 carrier that *doesn't* fly LAS-LAX? :-)

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 66940

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Usually, AA80 is DFW-LHR 772.

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21946

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Conspiracy theory: Could KLM use the A380s? No. I think this has been categorically ruled out. KL has fairly dense 77Ws and does not need space for F-class or for W-class because it does not offer those products. A theoretical KL-configured A380 would probably have way too many J and Y seats, and f...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66572

So, with DL basically quiet at Paris...

Can one make an educated guess that they're in bed w/ Boeing for the 797/MLM/NMA/Whatchamacallit? Or are they keeping powder dry for the A220-500?

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21946

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Francoflier wrote:
High density re-config for the Antilles and Pacific islands, a-la ANA?


Arizona for ~ten months, then Hajj.

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 920
Views: 108712

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Frontier has extended their schedule into early March. Denver moves to 4x a week. Don't really understand that one. Orlando stays daily Vegas stays daily Cancun stays daily Punta Cana goes up to 4x a week (Ran 3x this year) No West Palm Beach No Jacksonville Not sure on adds, Frontier isn't the eas...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10359

Re: SDF to change its name to....

Oh heads will soon be exploding over this one. He converted to Islam and refused to go to Vietnam. Going to make more than a few Kentuckians upset. I'm a conservative who refuses to mention Jackson and ATL in the same breath, but I'm all for this. As for Kentuckians, the ones who will start clutchi...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10359

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

BrodieBruce wrote:
Should have changed the name of it to "Hunter S. Thompson Int'l", instead, and changed the code to "HST".



Or LSD :-)

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 677
Views: 111422

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Saw on the DFW Spotters FB page that repeats what we all knew, last MadDog out of Diff-Dubya will be on 4 September. What I didn't know is that it'll be going to ORD, and according to the post it's already sold out--AA80 is the flight number, arriving from CLE as AA250.

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 677
Views: 111422

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

https://blueskypit.com/2019/02/02/ameri ... s-a321neo/


To quote Karnac the Magnificent, "I did not know that!" Thanks, y'all!
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ctrabs0114 wrote:
Here's a little more detail on PIT being the acceptance base for the A21Ns:

https://blueskypit.com/2019/02/02/ameri ... s-a321neo/


To quote Karnac the Magnificent, "I did not know that!" Thanks, y'all!

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 677
Views: 111422

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N403AN


Sorry if this has been answered before, but why PIT? Going into service from there, or some more ancilliaries being fitted?
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Runway28L wrote:
The next A321neo (N403AN) is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow XFW-PIT.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N403AN


Sorry if this has been answered before, but why PIT? Going into service from there, or some more ancilliaries being fitted?

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6456

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

TTailedTiger wrote:
They still fly ATL-OMA. Maybe that is the longest route.


Between DL to ATL and AA to DFW, OMA may be the station with the highest %age of MadDog flying, at least until Labor Day weelend.

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed May 29, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10239

Re: Delta A220 route additions

What routes besides the current DL line up (ATL, LAX, JFK, SEA, MSP, DTW, SLC, BOS)? RDU CLT SFO LAS PDX MCO BNA maybe DCA (scope?) and LGA. Pie/sky, YYZ and CUN, Caribbean in general. Like I said, make it a hub or hublet. I know none of these are low-hanging fruit, but we're talking Delta, lol. Un...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue May 21, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1801

Niki Lauda, R.I.P.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/niki ... 0/4392728/

:-(
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Airline executive, pilot and racing driver of some repute:

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/niki ... 0/4392728/

:-(

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by BN727227Ultra
Sat May 18, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Airbus and Boeing closer than we think?
Replies: 16
Views: 3866

Re: Are Airbus and Boeing closer than we think?

Of course. It's Economics 101. Pepsi and Coke are another classic example. It is in their interest to be 50:50 and keep the barriers of entry high enough for a third player to bite the dust even before they've gotten started. They are 50:50 (or close to it) only because Pepsi is more diversified. I...

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu May 16, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will 777s get winglets?
Replies: 19
Views: 3204

Re: Will 777s get winglets?

viewtopic.php?t=772115


Thank you!
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Starfuryt wrote:
BN727227Ultra wrote:
As good of a place as any to ask a question I've never heard brought up before: What about winglets on horizontal stabilizers? I suppose there's a good reason why not, just never heard it asked or explained. Thanks!


viewtopic.php?t=772115


Thank you!

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu May 16, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will 777s get winglets?
Replies: 19
Views: 3204

Re: Will 777s get winglets?

As good of a place as any to ask a question I've never heard brought up before: What about winglets on horizontal stabilizers? I suppose there's a good reason why not, just never heard it asked or explained. Thanks!

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu May 16, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9396

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Despite the huge backlog in new orders, particularly NB’s, could the industry actually be facing a 9/11 style depression caused by Climate Change? People generally could start to think, do I need to fly as often. It won’t happen everywhere , but I can see signs of a shift in attitude towards the en...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed May 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 8559

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

What comes after the 797? Bankruptcy. :-)

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue May 07, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10239

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I'd love for DL to open a hub at AUS, 75 flights a day, all A220. :-) Perfect plane for DL in that market, it can fly anywhere a new DL hub should fly to, excepting NRT and AMS... What routes besides the current DL line up (ATL, LAX, JFK, SEA, MSP, DTW, SLC, BOS)? RDU CLT SFO LAS PDX MCO BNA maybe ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue May 07, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?
Replies: 32
Views: 4670

Re: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?

What about as Hajj aircraft?

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by BN727227Ultra
Sun May 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10239

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I'd love for DL to open a hub at AUS, 75 flights a day, all A220. :-) Perfect plane for DL in that market, it can fly anywhere a new DL hub should fly to, excepting NRT and AMS...

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu May 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berkshire Hathaway/OMA movements:
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: Berkshire Hathaway/OMA movements:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU ... /KSJC/KOMA
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That JBLU looks like it was a diversion: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU ... /KSJC/KOMA

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu May 02, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berkshire Hathaway/OMA movements:
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Berkshire Hathaway/OMA movements:

Most of the traffic is GA (including one exec jet flying from Sao Paulo nonstop!), however UA seems to have a few more mainline than usual from DEN and ORD, and one of AA's CLT runs is being flown by an A320.

JetBlue has a flight in from San Jose, wonder what gate it'll use.

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8775

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

SRQKEF wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
Hawaii is a US state and Long Island is part of NY. I grew up there compare apples to apples not oranges.


I'm an Icelander who has lived there ever since I was born. We are most definitely a part of Europe, thank you very much.


I was going to post "ask an Icelander"...thanks! :-)

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by BN727227Ultra
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154679

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

multimark wrote:
BN727227Ultra wrote:

Elitist much?. The market is the restriction. I hope someone buys a few secondhand A380s to fly all-J UIO-SCY six times a day for 100USD, just to pith off the treehuggers.


Well, there's an inteliigent attitude.


Absurdity to illustrate absurdity, sir.

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by BN727227Ultra
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154679

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

It's interesting to me as someone not in the industry that an immediate shutdown is how this played out here. Couldn't Wow have looked down the road and realized the end was near and set a date in the near future--a day or two or a week even--when operations would stop? Some people would still be s...

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154679

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

No, " making travel affordable for all is a positive thing" is absolutely untrue. We have seen places ruined environmentally and culturally because of unrestricted mass tourism. Elitist much?. The market is the restriction. I hope someone buys a few secondhand A380s to fly all-J UIO-SCY s...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6546

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

N776AU wrote:
Atlwarrior wrote:
Great to see other ULCC adding flights while Southwest continues to cut.

Damn, do I ever miss AirTran.


Preach it. They rocked.

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?
Replies: 28
Views: 1446

Re: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?

I like transportation. Planes, trains, automobiles, barges, ships, pipelines. I also like the economics and politics involved in these industries. Route maps? I called every airline in the yellow pages when I was sixteen in 1977, made a pest of myself at travel agents looking for old OAGs. I've trav...

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19566

Re: B6 Situation

It’ll be a three way. B6-AS-HA. The combined airline’s name will be jetHawaiian . The marketing strategy will be to create a retro aviation hip vibe for the brand. A true premium experience will be offered to passengers flying in the F cabin including signature Lei Flat service replacing Mint. Simp...

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 70
Views: 11343

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

I think the answer would be found if people would list the aircraft and situation that requires more than 10,000 ft of runway. I don't think the list is that long... which explains the reason. Concerning the space shuttle: My understanding is that it was rated to land at a 3 Km /10,000 ft runway (a...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 70
Views: 11343

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

I'm not sure we're looking at this the right way. A 787 going to Asia might only need 10000ft, but what would an A321neo going to Europe from CLT need? Peak Europe flying means full planes during the summer departing during the hottest part of the mid-afternoon. 95F+ and every seat taken. At that t...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 70
Views: 11343

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

Space Shuttle? :lol:

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34693

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

is it possible that DL would order 797s in order to set the configs in stone so that UA AA WN would be forced to settle? Or if WN sez 'I'll buy 350 frames, and you can close down the 737 line for good--but we want 175 797-7.5 and 175 797-8.5', would Boeing plump for that?

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 81
Views: 9906

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

ATL on the airport authority side is known for being one of the most corrupt airports in the United States. While operationally it runs fine, much of that is do to the airline(s) and not the airport authority. I can see why they want to pull it under the state's control and away from the corruption...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 81
Views: 9906

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

compensateme wrote:
...who began shifting capacity from DFW to bulk ATL up even bigger.


I thought DL bailing on DFW was a retrenchment, not a move made from a position of strength.

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by BN727227Ultra
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385795

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

There are 6 things that bring down an aircraft in this manner: 1- load shift......doubt that based on the cargo. 2- Pitch trim runaway. Would be controllable IF they completed their immediate action items and turned off the STAB cutoff switches. 3- stall but it would have had to have been a deep st...

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by BN727227Ultra
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385795

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Some witnesses are reporting that the engines were surging as the aircraft dived toward the water. Could it really be pilot suicide? If it was in fact a rapid commanded descent with full or close to full power, it sure sounds like it. Here’s the article which mentions it: https://edition.cnn.com/20...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 112
Views: 21443

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

Do the 739 and 321 have different missions in Delta’s network? If so what are they? Are they used interchangeably? If so, when/how? I love the technological marvel Boeing came up with. The 739 has this new tail stand. It’s going to take Airbus years to catch up to this level of innovation. (snort) ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 112
Views: 8838

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

MKC back in the day...
I've flown the downwind leg at ATL over downtown in order to land on a 26.

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 66940

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

I don't think they'll do a hub tour, as the hubs besides DFW don't have MadDog service now. Like it or not, a S80 is a downgrade when you're used to a 321 or even a 319, so I could understand that biz travelers would be pist to get a seat right by the engines, if only for one segment. And since the ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA ranked last or next to last for 10 years in WSJ Airline rankings.
Replies: 18
Views: 2536

Re: AA ranked last or next to last for 10 years in WSJ Airline rankings.

WSJ has released its annual airline rankings. Delta is the winner. Frontier is looser. Special recognition goes to American for being last or next to last consistently for the last 10 years. AA should be credited for consistency. And its so stubborn in its place that US Airways merger couldn't make...

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