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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's Top Ten Connecting Airports
Replies: 46
Views: 9197

Re: Southwest's Top Ten Connecting Airports

https://simpleflying.com/southwest-transit-passengers/ 1. Denver 2, Baltimore 3. Chicago Midway 4, Dallas Love 5, Las Vegas 6. Houston Hobby 7. Phoenix 8. Nashville 9. Atlanta 10. St Louis Ran across a relatively informative article on Simple Flying (yes, I know) that has some other interesting sta...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France revised titles
Replies: 31
Views: 6888

Re: Air France revised titles

I don’t have an opinion one way or the other on the new size, but the one thing that absolutely bugs me is not putting the appropriate spacing between Air and France. It’s two separate words, but the way it’s written makes it look like it’s all one word. Such a shame and doesn’t look professional.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2005

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

Absolutely not. I do not wear them now here, there nor anywhere I go and never have. Like others, I got the china plague, my immune system did its job like it does with any other virus, fought it off and on I go. That's the case with nearly everyone. I went to Central Market this weekend and the guy...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 13007

Re: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021

I am not sure if this has already been discussed in the other threads, but just posting it here. I just noticed yesterday, the Qatar is operating twice daily to DFW. Its interesting to see that the new service arrives at DFW in the morning and wont depart until late evening. Trying to understand, w...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Engine swap
Replies: 5
Views: 1806

Re: 787 Engine swap

It was incorporated and can be done, but the ease of which it was supposed to be able to be done originally didn’t live on.

It’s much more complex than originally envisioned. Therefore, it is not cost effective to do so.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787
Replies: 125
Views: 20515

Re: EK Chairman says Boeing “not getting it” on 737MAX, 787

The best way forward for Boeing would be to de-list their stock, getting out of the grips of short-sighted Wall Street vultures and their perpetual desire for ever improving quarterlies. Secondly they need to recognise that they're an engineering company first, second and last. Their mission should...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?
Replies: 48
Views: 7614

Re: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?

Issues here as well. Many shipments give a delivery day, then move to pending for a day or two and end up being delivered 1-2 days late, typically.

I had a pool pump that was supposed to be delivered Monday and it got delivered today.

I’m located in the DFW Metroplex.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 13007

Re: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021

Can someone explain to me why they’d use 31R for takeoff over 31L when ‘Left’ is slightly (300 ft) longer? 31L go arounds can easily be turned west to de-conflict with 31R departures (of which two headings were used). In the other scenario, turning a 31R arrival east into DAL doesn't work well for ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 13007

Re: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021

Can someone explain to me why they’d use 31R for takeoff over 31L when ‘Left’ is slightly (300 ft) longer?

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHL runway 8
Replies: 25
Views: 3274

Re: PHL runway 8

Does PHL ever allow landings on runway 8? It looks like the approach goes right over the terminals. No. It is a unidirectional runway. Landings on 26 and takeoffs on 8. All good until a private jet over runs and blocks 17/35 when a passenger jet is taking off or landing. It doesn’t work like that, ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHL runway 8
Replies: 25
Views: 3274

Re: PHL runway 8

Unsafe flying over for people in the terminal. It can be disastrous if take off or landing crash error stall or microburst or engine stall to kill people in the terminal at least 500 fatal do you want to get lawsuit high insurance fee rate for this? No! Better than nothing! Q What? Please proofread...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spirit to lease Norwegian Dreamliners for TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 3084

Re: Spirit to lease Norwegian Dreamliners for TATL?

As someone who regularly flew Norwegian on TATL routes & having flown NZ to Florida, I think NZ would be brilliant to try TATL late night departures out of FLL or MCO. With the void left by NLH’s demise, an MCO/FLL hop to LGW/BCN/CDG/FCO would be a major success. It would have an advantage Norw...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golden Days at DFW
Replies: 126
Views: 10328

Re: Golden Days at DFW

The trAAin was unique for sure but the Skylink is far more useful and efficient. I know what you mean about the dual AA/DL hub with BN in the mix prior to that. I always liked the dynamic of the dual hubs we saw in years past (EA/DL in ATL, CO/UA in DEN, PA/EA in MIA, TW/OZ in STL, etc). It seems t...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golden Days at DFW
Replies: 126
Views: 10328

Re: Golden Days at DFW

OzarkD9S wrote:
I avoid DFW like the plague. Never been there, DAL yes.


A pretty dumb statement to say if you’ve never been there. You have no legitimate reason to avoid it like a plague.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 53
Views: 5874

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

Booked flights: April IAH-BNA E175 and BNA-IAH CRJ7 April IAH-SJD A320 and SJD-IAH A320 Tentative: End of February/first part of March IAH-STL E175 and STL-IAH E175 Though all of these trips are in serious danger of not happening due to friggin COVID. Why? We went to Cabo in September with no issue...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL & UA on Johannesburg/JNB service aircraft performance (hot & high)
Replies: 49
Views: 7323

Re: DL & UA on Johannesburg/JNB service aircraft performance (hot & high)

United does not have an aircraft that can make it from South Africa to Chicago. Yes it does: 787-9. Meanwhile, it is a fact that Delta doesn't have the aircraft to fly nonstop from JNB to ATL. No, it doesn’t. ORD is about 700 miles (about an hour and a half) further than EWR. Unless they significan...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL & UA on Johannesburg/JNB service aircraft performance (hot & high)
Replies: 49
Views: 7323

Re: DL & UA on Johannesburg/JNB service aircraft performance (hot & high)

Delta could fly JFK to Johannesburg, New York doesn't have as many connections and more competition. From Atlanta they connect to 100 cities and have shown it can be done for a decade so why change what works ? USA to South Africa is a niche market, Delta has been the only airline recently flying t...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2 vs 4 engines
Replies: 128
Views: 12355

Re: 2 vs 4 engines

When above 30,000 feet, travelling at over 500kts, I prefer to stay inside the aircraft (bit cold outside!) So I never need to worry about outside noise. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk Interior sound levels have little to do with engine location and much to do with sound insulation design and...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines orders more Boeing MAX 9
Replies: 135
Views: 17907

Re: Alaska Airlines orders more Boeing MAX 9

The new gear slightly improves takeoff performance. I believe if, not when. I would consider DL, a large -900 operator, high on the "talk to that customer" list as well as AS, AA, UA, IAG, and SpiceJet. You make a good point, I was only considering MAX 9 U.S. operators but it is way bigge...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL & UA on Johannesburg/JNB service aircraft performance (hot & high)
Replies: 49
Views: 7323

Re: DL & UA on Johannesburg/JNB service aircraft performance (hot & high)

AF022 wrote:
Maybe i missed this, but aren't they changing it to ATL-JNB-CPT-ATL to avoid JNB high and hot departure back to ATL?


Yes.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4131

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

I would ascertain that Terminal C here at my home airport of DFW is quite .... crappy. Efficient, but crappy.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 11617

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

Their timing was bad for the launch (virus) and the 737 is a horrible aircraft to ride in for more than a couple of hours. Because Southwest is the only carrier flying a 737 to Hawaii. Totally, give me a break, this place hates WN. OK, you get a break. Lots of carriers fly 737s to Hawaii. Lots of c...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 11617

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

Would not be surprising to see WN close Hawaii altogether. It was one lowest RASM operation in the network pre-Covid. Simply isn’t going to happen, when they have been exceeding expectations. There is some sadistic desire to see WN fail at Hawaii on Anet. Yes, they do and I can’t understand why. It...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 11617

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

Simply isn’t going to happen, when they have been exceeding expectations. There is some sadistic desire to see WN fail at Hawaii on Anet. There is nothing sadistic about wanting them to fail at inter-island flights when HNL based Aloha who succeeded for almost a century failed, as have almost every...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 11617

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

jmc1975 wrote:
Would not be surprising to see WN close Hawaii altogether. It was one lowest RASM operation in the network pre-Covid.


Simply isn’t going to happen, when they have been exceeding expectations.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Runway 17C/35C
Replies: 19
Views: 3339

Re: DFW Runway 17C/35C

So after the completion of 18R/36L, are there any plans to resurface any of the other runways? I have no idea, but the next big project appears to be the SW end-around taxiways. And one nugget buried in that package is that they are planning (long-term, I would assume) to connect the SW and SE end-...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Runway 17C/35C
Replies: 19
Views: 3339

Re: DFW Runway 17C/35C

From my understanding (and again, I could be wrong), I believe they are going asphalt when they rehab one of the 18/36 runways (I forget which one is first). According to this, it's 18R/36L, and you are correct that it will be asphalt. That graphic says that construction should have started by now,...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Runway 17C/35C
Replies: 19
Views: 3339

Re: DFW Runway 17C/35C

I just watched a youtube video on this and for DFW, it mentioned the following: "The Asphalt is designed for strength and stability suited for North Texas weather conditions" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBqi-Zm5-hc&feature=youtu.be And this I found this little nugget: At 13,401 fee...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Runway 17C/35C
Replies: 19
Views: 3339

Re: DFW Runway 17C/35C

What an interesting topic! And what a Pandora's box of technical questions this opens... Does this mean that asphalt is better for landings? Does this mean that concrete is better for take-offs? Would airports like LAX, which is 99% of the time outer-runways-for-landing and inner-runways-for-takeof...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Future Prospects (787-9LR, 787-10ER, 787 New Engine)
Replies: 48
Views: 8245

Re: 787 Future Prospects (787-9LR, 787-10ER, 787 New Engine)

Who needs more range out of current 787-9? 787-9 is already the king of ULH. Think of SIN-SFO, SIN-LAX, PER-LHR. Nothing beats 787-9's efficiency and range. The king of ULH? It’s good but their are a number of aircraft more capable in terms of payload range so to Call it the king is a stretch in my...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hardstand gates as an advantage?
Replies: 30
Views: 3793

Re: Hardstand gates as an advantage?

I hate remote stands and it’s one of the turnoffs when going to Europe.

Yes, it happens elsewhere as well, but quite a bit in Europe and we find it annoying. We’d much rather have a gate with a jet bridge.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA automatically rebooks PAX on award tickets from AA to BA metal - and charges carrier fees for it
Replies: 16
Views: 3169

Re: AA automatically rebooks PAX on award tickets from AA to BA metal - and charges carrier fees for it

Spiderguy252 wrote:
Another example of mileage plans being junk.

Stay away from them and their intangible currencies.


Silly comment. The miles I accumulate and use are very tangible and worthwhile.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7159

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

They can pass out water in a plastic cup, they stewards and stewardesses have been handling, but won't hand you a coke, beer, food or any other beverage. Try Lufthansa! ;) They handed me a glass bottle of Warsteiner when I asked for a beer last week! And they had many more drinks available. Haha!

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7159

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

I hear a lot of folk talking about the people in the row in front of you or the row behind. When I am sitting, I can't see the people in the row behind, and apart from the rare instance when they got to the toilet, I can hardly see the people on the row in front. The degree of separation compared t...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7159

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

I'm 'Anti-Mask' (meaning I don't wear one). I have no issue if you choose to wear one. Individual freedom and liberty are real things. You give the government or anyone in power an inch and they will take a mile (there is no end to this mask crap and that's part of the problem). If I knew it was fo...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7159

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

Not really, weak must die for the strong to live. This is called nature. In this case the weak are old and have many co-morbidities. That's exactly right and EXACTLY what we have seen. Look, I'm not going to change the peoples' minds who are afraid of their own shadows (and that's fine - I respect ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7159

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

Its hypocritical for airlines to pass out drinks and snacks, invite you to eat them but then "require" masks. Which is it? Virus spreads while you are munching on snacks, producing excess saliva that gets projected into the air while smacking with your mouth open and chatting with your tr...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7159

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

I'm 'Anti-Mask' (meaning I don't wear one). I have no issue if you choose to wear one. Individual freedom and liberty are real things. You give the government or anyone in power an inch and they will take a mile (there is no end to this mask crap and that's part of the problem). If I knew it was fo...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7159

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

It is absolutely bizarre to consider masks as some kind of authoritarian power play. You can find much more egregious violations of peoples' rights, and much more consequential rearrangements in political power, in minutes, or seconds, if you care to look. And far more important things that have im...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7159

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

I'm 'Anti-Mask' (meaning I don't wear one). I have no issue if you choose to wear one. Individual freedom and liberty are real things. You give the government or anyone in power an inch and they will take a mile (there is no end to this mask crap and that's part of the problem). If I knew it was for...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46827

Airbus Cutting 15,000 Jobs

I didn't see this posted anywhere, but just saw on Fox News that Airbus is cutting at least 15,000 jobs.

Total Bummer.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire-speed-limit exceedance
Replies: 40
Views: 5710

Re: Tire-speed-limit exceedance

Excellent work. I looked up the Goodyear tires spec’d for the 737-900ER mains per this page: https://www.goodyearaviation.com/resources/pdf/application-charts-6-2018.pdf. It shows a speed rating of 235 kts, but the limitation in the FM is 195 kts (obviously a safety margin). It shows a different ti...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire-speed-limit exceedance
Replies: 40
Views: 5710

Re: Tire-speed-limit exceedance

Friscoheavy, 3 models of the 777-200 (UA) have MGTOWs of 545000, 648000 and 656000 lbs. Same 204kt tire speed limit for all 3. What is the MGTOW and tire speed limit for the Delta 777-200LRs? Really interested in the custom tires Delta uses(?) I don’t know what the tire speed limit is for the Delta...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire-speed-limit exceedance
Replies: 40
Views: 5710

Re: Tire-speed-limit exceedance

Friscoheavy, 3 models of the 777-200 (UA) have MGTOWs of 545000, 648000 and 656000 lbs. Same 204kt tire speed limit for all 3. What is the MGTOW and tire speed limit for the Delta 777-200LRs? Really interested in the custom tires Delta uses(?) I don’t know what the tire speed limit is for the Delta...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 103886

Re: Delta Announces FLL-LAX

ojjunior wrote:
BTW, is that the longest domestic flight in continental US?



No, a quick review on Great Circle Mapper will show you that BOS-SFO, for example, is 361 miles further. ORD-ANC is 503 miles further. Then there is PHX-ANC, MIA-SEA, etc.

These are just ones off the top of my head.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 103886

Re: Delta Announces FLL-LAX

JetBlue will be fine here. They already have 2 competitors at FLL and 1 competitor at MIA on this route. DL brings nothing here that would be threatening to JetBlue. An AA move to add more lie flat on MIA-LAX would be something that actually threatens JetBlue here. I just think that if they wanted ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 103886

Re: Delta Announces FLL-LAX

This is a rather childish move from Delta. If they wanted to build their LAX hub and support their JV with Latam, LAX-MIA is clearly the route they should've brought back. That's the higher yielding airport and actually helps their JV. But instead of doing the logic move, they are stuck on the pre-...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 103886

Re: Delta Announces FLL-LAX

This is a rather childish move from Delta. If they wanted to build their LAX hub and support their JV with Latam, LAX-MIA is clearly the route they should've brought back. That's the higher yielding airport and actually helps their JV. But instead of doing the logic move, they are stuck on the pre-...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 103886

Re: Delta Announces FLL-LAX

What aircraft? OP said 737-800 But to be all honest I thought this would be for A223. Michael Yes the A223 would be ideal for this route. Plenty of legroom on a fine new aircraft. If it were ideal, it would have been selected to operate the route. Clearly, at this point in time, it's not ideal.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83084

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

I was out at DIA yesterday and two things really struck me. First, how incredibly few people were in the airport. There was absolutely no line at security, no line at check in. I've going to DIA since it opened and I've never, ever seen it that empty, even on holidays. Second, the Great Hall is pre...

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