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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2894
Views: 428431

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Agreed. The triangle that was created on a napkin is really struggling to keep it together. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk You guys say this as if WN just became a large airline in 2020 and haven’t been a 500+ aircraft airline for over a decade now. And guess what? For the last decade, they hav...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 767
Views: 165974

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

So this is testing real world performance in EK's configuration? I don’t know for sure but it seems likely. EK might also be utilising the hot & high variation of the GE9X. So this might be verify all that. I could be wrong but that’s the only thing that makes sense at the moment 1. Dubai is at...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 146
Views: 23550

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

With Airbus recently out canvassing traditional Boeing freighter customers with their proposed A350F concept? I think Boeing had to move fast to head this off. Given Boeing's ratty financial condition, I'm sure they were hoping to wait until after the B777X passenger models were certified and in se...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-LGA: AirTrain Project Halted
Replies: 1
Views: 364

NYC-LGA: AirTrain Project Halted

I just came across this and didn't see it posted. It looks like the NY City AirTrain project to LGA has been put on hold. I do not live in NY, so I don't have an opinion one way or the other on what should be done, but I'm sure some of you do. Cheers, https://www.newsmax.com/us/hochul-cuomo-airtrain...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39121

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

24Whiskey wrote:
f4f3a wrote:
Think air France has been pushing for a larger capacity 220 as well. I imagine they could get more profits rmargin on selling the larger a/c too


At this point I think every major A220 operator has been pushing for a -500 behind the scenes.


Link?

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64503

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

Can we all agree this is all posture and puffing out the chests? Boeing isn't gonna let this one get away, and of course Ryanair has the upper hand in this. Now. I would be shocked if Ryanair went with Airbus, but does anyone really think that is even a possibility? We have seen airlines snub from ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 190
Views: 28144

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

ubeema wrote:
Just arrived from ORD at terminal D. Noticed one QR 777 at remote stand and one 350 at the terminal. Is that normal ops?


It should be as they are currently flying 10 trips per week, I believe.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your primary, secondary, and tertiary travel rewards programs?
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: What are your primary, secondary, and tertiary travel rewards programs?

Our Primary Reward Program is American Airlines, via daily spend on the Citi AA Executive MasterCard. We have also used sign up bonuses to accumulate a significant number of miles (well, to us at least) on Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and British Airways (for use booking American reward fligh...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind
Replies: 39
Views: 7060

Re: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind

Reminds me of this video of a technician climbing a radio tower to replace a light bulb on top of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INbKYq0G9nU - all in a day's job... Thanks for posting that *sarcasm*. I watched it and think I nearly puked 8 times sitting here in my house. To me, that is some scary ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind
Replies: 39
Views: 7060

Re: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind

Didn't see this posted, but I think this is a great piece, and brave on the part of the F/A, Nicole Smith-Ludvik. As someone in marketing for 25 years, I love innovative efforts like this. Kudos. https://youtu.be/uQHhYRuaEtM <-spot. 1.3M views in 4 days https://twitter.com/emirates/status/142465726...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 190
Views: 28144

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

That problem is actually a big focus of this project; the addition of a handful (literally) of gates is only one goal. With the increased square footage, passenger circulation improvements are planned, as well as additional retail (revenue$$$) space for restaurants, etc. While I do think this proje...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reports Profit in Q2
Replies: 17
Views: 1888

Re: Boeing Reports Profit in Q2

Well you can’t just rely on two commercial product lines even when the 787 comes back on line. Remember 747 deliveries will end soon and so far as I can tell 777 production is down to a dribble too. They really need to get to the bottom of the 777-9 hold up. Once those start deliveries I’m sure it ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reports Profit in Q2
Replies: 17
Views: 1888

Re: Boeing Reports Profit in Q2

Well you can’t just rely on two commercial product lines even when the 787 comes back on line. Remember 747 deliveries will end soon and so far as I can tell 777 production is down to a dribble too. They really need to get to the bottom of the 777-9 hold up. Once those start deliveries I’m sure it ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LGA-DEN 739 Ops
Replies: 16
Views: 4343

Re: LGA-DEN 739 Ops

Noticed that Delta has scheduled the B739 on LGA-DEN over the past while...UA has it in the schedule as well, and has historically. I was under the impression (from a.net) that the 739 is too field performance-limited to be able to do a 4 hour flight from the 7000 foot runways at LGA. Is this just ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 911
Views: 240594

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Not sure if this is exactly the right way to ask this, but I’m trying to figure out if my lack of comfort level booking MAX flights is irrational. I fly a fair amount (+/- 80k a year) and like to think of myself as rational (don’t freak out in turbulence etc). But I don’t know what to make of the M...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?
Replies: 11
Views: 2841

Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

I was being facetious. The OP meant 5,000 ft runway as 5.000 ft is equivalent to 5 ft. With all that said, the short answer is 'No'. It would not be able to operate such a flight from a runway less than a mile long.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?
Replies: 11
Views: 2841

Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

kiwi.com displays a flight from the Hilton Head Island airport to China. 13 hour flight time from a 5.000 feet runway. https://www.linkpicture.com/q/Polish_20210715_102412936.png https://www.kiwi.com/us/search/results/united-states/shanghai-china/anytime/no-return?sortBy=price Is it a bug? Or is a ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can United Airlines Become Premium?
Replies: 27
Views: 3878

Re: Can United Airlines Become Premium?

Really? Please share your experiences. Thanks I would flip the question around. Please share your experiences or why you think AA is more premium than United. Simply because of the free food on domestic flights? Hey, I fly AA probably 80% of the time and they get me from point A to point B; however...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737's main landing gear length
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

Re: 737's main landing gear length

So the NG is higher vs the ground than the classic? Interesting. Still nowhere near enough to accommodate the Max engines. Why would the NG need the MAX engines? The MAX accommodates the MAX engines, so there is no issue there. Of course the NG doesn't need the Max engines. I just wondered if the l...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737's main landing gear length
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

Re: 737's main landing gear length

But when designing the NG, with the need to fit bigger engines and airstairs being discontinued because of weight, why didn't Boeing lengthen a bit the main gear by moving it 15-20cm outboard of each wing. That's exactly what they did. The NG main gear is located 24.5cm outboard relative to the ear...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?
Replies: 36
Views: 3849

Re: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?

So have the weights actually increased? Passengers have got fatter over the pandemic? Or is this purely the extra weight of the extra fuel that's required to be loaded based on the passenger weights, if so then can it really have that much impact tankering a bit of extra fuel? Even the 50seat plane...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no 787NG still ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1348

Re: Why no 787NG still ?

The -10 is not 'well over a decade' old. It's the latest and newest version of the 787 family and extremely efficient. It just came out not too long ago. There have been incremental enhancements over the years, like there are with any plane. Simply put, there is no reason to do a 'full scale makeove...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Korean Air Operates Their Longest Flight Ever
Replies: 2
Views: 1915

Re: Korean Air Operates Their Longest Flight Ever

From a mileage perspective, it is impressive. However, given that it was flying Eastbound, the flight time isn't all that extraordinary.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of AA, DL, or UA adding service to DXB?
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

Re: Any possibility of AA, DL, or UA adding service to DXB?

I don’t think so. EK has the money pit of government funding, and thus will be able to always undercut any fares an American carrier puts on sale. Except that isn’t how it works. You are spreading a complete falsehood and fabrication. Why don’t you tell us all how it works then, instead of just usi...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of AA, DL, or UA adding service to DXB?
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

Re: Any possibility of AA, DL, or UA adding service to DXB?

MaxTrimm wrote:
I don’t think so. EK has the money pit of government funding, and thus will be able to always undercut any fares an American carrier puts on sale.



Except that isn’t how it works. You are spreading a complete falsehood and fabrication.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 731 diverts to RAP 2 days in a row
Replies: 24
Views: 6586

Re: Delta 731 diverts to RAP 2 days in a row

United857 wrote:
The DL A321s don't have aux tanks installed, unlike the AA ones that have two of them installed to allow transcontinental ops. Without them, the A321 range would be at around just 4 hours.


The A321, even without auxiliary fuel tanks can fly more than 4 hours.

It’s a fuel issue at BZN.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR finds surface coating cracks in early build A350
Replies: 301
Views: 38225

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

I noted the following from the Reuters report. While the jet had been expected to go to Satys, which is repainting other jets for the 2022 tournament, it ended up on the forecourt of Airbus amid a standoff over who was to blame for exposing metal mesh on the aircraft's skin , they said. https://www...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest COS announcement and performance
Replies: 18
Views: 3530

Re: Southwest COS announcement and performance

That's superb news. I'm glad to hear Southwest is doing well in COS and have added flights to HOU and SAT for the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 33591

Re: Air Force One - Delay to New 747-8 Deliveries

It is very likely it will be painted in the current Kennedy era livery. It also looks like Boeing wants to change the contract to get the govt to cough up an additional $500 million dollars. What if they refused and insisted Boeing cover any cost overruns ? No idea what happens if the government re...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 33591

Re: Air Force One - Delay to New 747-8 Deliveries

Insertnamehere wrote:
Has the paint job for them been finalized, or is it still up in the air?


That's a great question. I have no idea.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 33591

Air Force One - Delay to New 747-8 Deliveries

https://www.newsmax.com/us/boeing-air-f ... d/1024499/
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Unfortunately, it looks like the new Air Force One planes (x2) will be delayed about a year and now enter serve in 2025. I can't wait to see these beauties take to the skies.

https://www.newsmax.com/us/boeing-air-f ... d/1024499/

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -
Replies: 64
Views: 11093

Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/08/southwe ... plane.html
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It looks like Southwest (WN) has 'exercised' an additional 34 737 MAX aircraft. These options will be for the -7MAX.

Love it and I'm very happy to hear it.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/08/southwe ... plane.html

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2272
Views: 307846

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I think business/corporate travel in the United States starts to really shoot up here any week now. After California reopens on the 16th I believe, that leaves only a small quantity of states with any restrictions remaining. Most states have fully reopened, and the case trends continue to move down...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of AA, DL, or UA adding service to DXB?
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

Re: Any possibility of AA, DL, or UA adding service to DXB?

While I doubt it, I'd sure like to be proven wrong. I'd really like to see 1 or 2 of the US3 fly nonstop to DXB (and Doha/Abu Dhabi for that matter).

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri May 28, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Credit card left in check machine at FLL
Replies: 14
Views: 3289

Re: Credit card left in check machine at FLL

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Can’t have two driver’s licenses and most rental car companies have your filed credit card info.


I have two (2) valid driver's licenses. I carry one in each wallet I have. It acts as a back up in case I lose one. Same license, same number, etc, just an 'additional copy'.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri May 28, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 911
Views: 240594

Re: 737 MAX 10 being readied for flight tests

Thanks for the video. So it is just extending on rotation. Correct, but should have a pretty significant impact (in a good way) on takeoff performance. No, it will never be a 757, but it should be drastically improved over what the -10MAX performance would have been like had they not done the gear ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri May 28, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest need hundreds more planes
Replies: 30
Views: 6312

Re: Southwest need hundreds more planes

Anecdotally, United is now able to fly the 737-9MAX out of OGG to the west coast off of a 7,000 ft runway. I know it’s not an apples to apples comparison (i.e. it’s often windy in Maui), but it shows you that even the -9MAX is able to do things that the -900/-900ER were not. With the new gear, I wou...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 27, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest need hundreds more planes
Replies: 30
Views: 6312

Re: Southwest need hundreds more planes

The MAX 10 could not. Based on what? The aircraft hasn't even completed testing, and yet you're already making definitive statements on what it can and cannot do....? . MAX 10 needs 8202 ft for takeoff and 5577 feet for landing -- John Wayne and Midway don't cut it -- apparently neither does LaGuar...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 27, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest need hundreds more planes
Replies: 30
Views: 6312

Re: Southwest need hundreds more planes

https://www.swamedia.com/releases/southwest-airlines-adds-100-firm-orders-for-the-boeing-737-max-7?lang=en-US So, these were the plans, as of the last order. Interestingly, we have not yet discussed upgauging MAX 7s and 8s, further to 9s and/or 10s. A move in that direction might also assist in red...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon May 24, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA contest - win free flights for a year if you are vaccinated
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: UA- You vaccinated, you get free flights for a year

Just uploaded for my wife and I. Pretty sure it's pointless and useless, but nevertheless, I did it.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2894
Views: 428431

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: 7318

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: 2637

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: 190
Views: 28144

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: 1954

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: 21305

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: 8048

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: 190
Views: 28144

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: 190
Views: 28144

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: 3438

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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