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by bluecrew
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 39843

Re: Jetblue senior leadership meeting at LGB

With B6 downsizing LGB, have they pretty much given up on having any sort of station on the west coast? To be fair, they gave up on this years ago. LGB has been cut and cut and cut down every year I can remember. I wouldn't be surprised if this was an announcement that the handful of West Coast Air...

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2711
Views: 283836

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Look no further than MH17. The operators of the BUK that shot down MH17 were a bunch of lowly rebels who IIRC had no training on the equipment whatsoever (it was just mysteriously "given" to them by Russia). Hence for them shooting down a civilian target was probably inevitable given that...

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by bluecrew
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UA gets JFK slots through a JV?
Replies: 32
Views: 5123

Re: Theory; United Road to Redemption, via a JV?

UA should merge with JetBlue. Case Closed. They can then give up EWR presence and make it even more competitive in favor of JFK (Where they Need Presence at.) FYI: Kirby isn't a genius, he's another lapdog who's gracious at UA because AA didn't end his career like Parker wanted to do. Doesn't work....

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 136
Views: 23667

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Forgive me if this has been mentioned in the other thread. What’s the odds of AA converting or ordering the A320NEO itself? I doubt it. Last AAL fleet A320 was delivered in 2005 to AWE. They didn't get any after the AWE/USA merger, just hung on to their handful of newer frames and all of their olde...

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 18980

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

Does anyone for see a change of equipment for the JFK-TLV? I know now they are strictly using the 242T A330. I wondered if it will eventually be switched so the aircraft is not always payload optimized and can always carry all passengers and cargo. I believe previously it was a B77L, but they don't...

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 2566

Re: Single pilot flight decks

As much as I do not agree with it, from an airline POV, the cost savings of cutting their numbers of pilots almost in half must have them salivating. And, they know technically its feasible. Or will be. 2100, I'd say more like 2050. starting with whatever version of 50 seat regionals and then worki...

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 18980

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

With so many Christians visiting Israel. Atlanta to Tel Aviv should come back as a seasonal route. The real question here is the feed. I think you're on to something... I wouldn't be shocked to see ATL-TLV as a year-round service. If the A330-200 has the legs could be a good place to park a few of ...

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have commercial pilots gone through CME/solar flare training/should they???
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: Have commercial pilots gone through CME/solar flare training/should they???

Have commercial pilots of major carriers around the world gone through major CME/solar fare? I.e. Training for what to do in the event of a major CME/major solar flare hitting Earth whilst they're airborne? A scenario could include electronics failing, losing power and having to glide as the plane ...

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 2566

Re: Single pilot flight decks

Side note: We stopped doing take-off data via ACARS last year. It's now all on the EFB iPads with an Airbus app (or Boeing app as applicable). Samesies. Was more meant as a point that it is doable that you can take the TO calc's out of the pilot's hands and it has been done. I'm sure plenty of oper...

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 72
Views: 6879

Re: Houston Aviation Thread 2020

Predictions for 2020: Southwest adds new destinations out of HOU, hopefully to PTY WN adding nonstop service to CVG, CLE, DTW, MSP, and ONT out of HOU might happen with CVG, CLE, DTW, MSP, and ONT being five of the top domestic destinations that do not currently have nonstop service out of HOU on W...

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 767 coming to YLW Jan 12 & 31, 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1991

Re: Air Canada 767 coming to YLW Jan 12 & 31, 2020

Plane should be on the ground between 11 and noon both times. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/288493/air-canada-adds-boeing-767-toronto-kelowna-service-in-jan-2020/ What's going on in Kelowna? The latest thing around then that I can see online in a quick search is an event called ...

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips or Tricks on getting a Window seat?
Replies: 17
Views: 1317

Re: Tips or Tricks on getting a Window seat?

I do not know if this would be considered against forum rules, but I need to ask anyways. Just purchased a ticket for an overseas flight and the travel agency said that the flight is over-booked and a window seat was not available. I was really mad. Is there any tips or tricks and I can tell to the...

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oxygen masks accidentally deployed by pilot - folding question
Replies: 30
Views: 3436

Re: Oxygen masks accidentally deployed by pilot - folding question

Also you would never use the overhead O2 mask for a medical reason. All aircraft have portable oxygen containers that provide on demand or continuous O2 depending on the medical issue. The overhead masks don’t last very long. Correct. Also, the overhead mask is not an O2 supply , it is a chemical o...

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra pay for pilots and flight attendants that work the holidays?
Replies: 19
Views: 1661

Re: Extra pay for pilots and flight attendants that work the holidays?

Generally speaking, there is no such thing as flight crew holidays in the US airline industry. If this is important to you, you should consider another career path. There's certainly compensation... it depends on your contract. And if there isn't... call the union. Ours at Brand X is... anemic, but...

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 772 being washed at gate
Replies: 33
Views: 9820

Re: United 772 being washed at gate

When spotting I've seen planes with black/brown outlines around the forward left door where it touches the jetway. I don't think it reflects well on the airline. Virtually unavoidable. A few dirty jetways will leave a (slight) ring on a nearly brand new airplane. The jetway is exposed to all of the...

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by bluecrew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 2566

Re: Single pilot flight decks

... For example the aircraft needs to be able to obtain and interpret the ATIS information to calculate takeoff speeds. There would still be a crosscheck with the calculation done by the pilot, but relying on one calculation only will result in accidents (there have been serious incidents already w...

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by bluecrew
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you think is the worst recently built airport terminal?
Replies: 38
Views: 2178

Re: What do you think is the worst recently built airport terminal?

BKK on the whole is dire and depressing to be in. It's not even old! ICN was build 5 years earlier and is so my more pleasant. BKK looks like a prison inside, particularly through immigration and out towards the taxi stands. And it's enormous... overly enormous. I just remember how dark and depress...

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by bluecrew
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 772 being washed at gate
Replies: 33
Views: 9820

Re: United 772 being washed at gate

readytotaxi wrote:
Can someone post this thread to AirFrance? :duck:

Or Delta... but they could just use somebody with a touch-up brush.

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by bluecrew
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oxygen masks accidentally deployed by pilot - folding question
Replies: 30
Views: 3436

Re: Oxygen masks accidentally deployed by pilot - folding question

Also you would never use the overhead O2 mask for a medical reason. All aircraft have portable oxygen containers that provide on demand or continuous O2 depending on the medical issue. The overhead masks don’t last very long. Correct. Also, the overhead mask is not an O2 supply , it is a chemical o...

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by bluecrew
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oxygen masks accidentally deployed by pilot - folding question
Replies: 30
Views: 3436

Re: Oxygen masks accidentally deployed by pilot - folding question

Some planes have Medical O2 outlets in the overhead PSUs; maybe that's what was insinuated. Commercial? Or private/medical evac? Never seen that on any aircraft I've worked on. It also adds more complexity (and importantly, weight) to the PSU, increases fire risk if you're storing oxygen up there. ...

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by bluecrew
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AA JFK slots to WN?
Replies: 110
Views: 12944

Re: What if AA JFK slots to WN?

I honestly think WN is in a world of hurt right now with the Max crisis.... The only thing Gary and Friends is focused on right now is bringing the max back and Hawaii with whatever – 800 etops they have left.... This is correct. The MAX was not ETOPS capable when it was EIS. I'm not sure about now...

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by bluecrew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 53005

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

KLM is currently deciding between the MAX, MAX and MAX for their NB replacement. There is almost no chance they will order anything else. They are just waiting for the negative publicity to die down before they order. Yes, easiest if they order the MAX. The differences training for pilots takes a f...

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by bluecrew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 701045

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

... When the EASA stops being childish and sends over test pilots instead of stonewalling, the 737 MAX will be in the skies immediately two weeks following....... The problem is not that the EASA sends test pilots. The problem is - so far as one hears - that Boeing does not want to allow a test fli...

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by bluecrew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of third airline on PHX-LHR route?
Replies: 49
Views: 8014

Re: Possibility of third airline on PHX-LHR route?

There is another advantage to more frequency in a market like this. Another flight would be hooked to different hub waves at both ends creating connections that do not exist today. Can you elaborate on which connections would those be? There are none on the PHX-LHR side that aren't covered by the e...

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by bluecrew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More
Replies: 61
Views: 11994

Re: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More

BOS-AGS, SDF. Good luck. I don't think there's any O&D market there, and the AA connecting market in BOS is just about shot from the cuts over the years. The US hub is just about gone at this point, there's just a few regional connecting flights to BOS, and otherwise it's mostly hub traffic. TA...

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by bluecrew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 701045

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

A good friend in NASA with friends in the FAA. The software has been cleared to use only one AoA, but the AoA disagreement light is being made mandatory. Given both the Ethiopian and Lion Air sensors were mis-calibrated by the same maintenance firm, that shouldn't be a big shock. They're not quite ...

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by bluecrew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More
Replies: 61
Views: 11994

Re: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More

BOS-AGS, SDF. Good luck. I don't think there's any O&D market there, and the AA connecting market in BOS is just about shot from the cuts over the years. The US hub is just about gone at this point, there's just a few regional connecting flights to BOS, and otherwise it's mostly hub traffic. TAT...

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by bluecrew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 53005

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

What is the most likely time frame for KLM to replace their 737s? Is it a 50% chance for an Airbus NB and a 50% chance for a Boeing NB? As a Dutch Airbus fan I really hope KLM chooses the Airbus A320neo. KLM is currently deciding between the MAX, MAX and MAX for their NB replacement. There is almos...

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by bluecrew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1990s/Early-2000s Air Canada CRJ Operation
Replies: 11
Views: 1650

Re: 1990s/Early-2000s Air Canada CRJ Operation

I’m curious about how CRJ’s ended up in the mainline fleet vs Jazz initially, and how they ultimately ended up in the Express fleets. It’s certainly unusual to see mainline CRJ’s. A different era... and an error by the union not imposing a scope clause. Those became more prevalent in the mid to lat...

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by bluecrew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21333

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

Let me tell you something. Upon engine startup and pushback on Airbus 319/320/321 aircraft, the fumes are so harsh that passengers will often ring their call light and ask me what the odor is. I don't know what phase of flight this was, but with the exception of the good ole MD80's , the Airbus fle...

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