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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-easyJet A319s going to United
Replies: 8
Views: 2475

Re: Ex-easyJet A319s going to United

Polot wrote:
Most if not all are not entering service anymore.


One shows as being delivered yesterday, 1/18/22... Why would they still be accepting the deliveries if they aren't going into service?

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-easyJet A319s going to United
Replies: 8
Views: 2475

Ex-easyJet A319s going to United

If I remember correctly, United purchased 20 A319's from easyJet, and many of them are showing as "delivered" on Planespotters.com. Is there any word when these planes will enter service? Their plans are probably delayed from COVID. But at the time, I was surprised to see they bought these...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Caraibes A-330 incident at SXM
Replies: 6
Views: 3095

Re: Air Caraibes A-330 incident at SXM

Glad everybody is okay. In the end, that's all that matters.

Also sounds like Air Caraibes needs a Dash-8-100-XLR to fly across the ocean... LOL 30 passengers on an A330?! Oh my goodness

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future jetBlue Long-Haul Destinations
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Future jetBlue Long-Haul Destinations

So with jetBlue's LR's and XLR's being delivered within the next few years, what are any guesses about the destinations they might serve? Anybody see them doing TATL out of Newark? Or do we think it will just be JFK/BOS based? Anything out of FLL/MCO into South America?

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines
Replies: 27
Views: 5463

Re: Teal Color inside of A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines

IIRC it’s a wear strip for if the fan moves around a little bit it can chip on that instead of bare metal. I believe the PW4000 and other engines have this feature. Ah, that makes sense. And yes, you are correct - I just looked up pictures of the PW4000 and some of them do have this feature clearly...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines
Replies: 27
Views: 5463

Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines

I'm sure many have noticed that the NEO Pratt & Whitney engines have a teal/greenish stripe on the inside of the engine. Is there any purpose for this? Aside from being able to tell them apart from the other CFM engines, I can't seem to find anything online that explains if this has any special ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Landing in Antarctica
Replies: 1
Views: 531

A340 Landing in Antarctica

https://youtu.be/CBRX3QJJ0Jg
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Did see this shared yet. Incredible video. Wish I was on that flight.

https://youtu.be/CBRX3QJJ0Jg

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA134 LAX-LHR diverting to Denver?
Replies: 7
Views: 2901

Re: AA134 LAX-LHR diverting to Denver?

braniff2hav wrote:
Security. Evidently a pax went bonkers on a crew member …. humans scare me these days>


That was a different flight, from JFK-SNA, although it also diverted to DEN because of an unruly passenger. The flight being discussed was from LAX-LHR.

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Everts Air Cargo "fighter jet" MD-80 takeoff
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Everts Air Cargo "fighter jet" MD-80 takeoff

Happened to stumble upon this, and I'd say this is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time. My question, any idea why they did the takeoff like this? The article doesn't say. Not sure if they were trying to impress the plane spotters or if it was for some other reason. https://www.thedrive.com/th...

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by Deltabravo1123
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch new Airspace cabin
Replies: 40
Views: 11077

Lufthansa to launch new Airspace cabin

Don't believe I've seen this discussed yet. Lufthansa is debuting a new short/medium haul Airspace cabin. Seats looks decent and semi-comfortable. I have always thought many of the major European carriers retain a low-cost carrier appeal on cabins like this. Wish they added some color as well... ver...

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by Deltabravo1123
Sun Jun 27, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's carrying cargo
Replies: 28
Views: 4100

Re: LCC's carrying cargo

Above is a good point that the LLC's don't always have daily flights, but many of them do, in the US at least... On the daily flights they do have, I would would think a contract of some sort to carry small parcels or mail for the postal service could be possible. Although, with the USPS budget nowa...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair re-launches BWI
Replies: 28
Views: 4256

Re: Icelandair re-launches BWI

I mean this was years ago now at this point, but I remember reading somewhere the only international route that's subsidized was the BA flight to LHR. That might have changed by now....

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport with long haul service
Replies: 21
Views: 2830

Re: Smallest airport with long haul service

On the wiki page for Fairbanks airport, it states FAI is the smallest airport in the US to have long haul service, as Condor flies to Frankfurt. Got me thinking, what is the smallest airport in the entire world with long haul service? My guess would be a remote island airport, perhaps St. Helena or...

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by Deltabravo1123
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport with long haul service
Replies: 21
Views: 2830

Smallest airport with long haul service

On the wiki page for Fairbanks airport, it states FAI is the smallest airport in the US to have long haul service, as Condor flies to Frankfurt. Got me thinking, what is the smallest airport in the entire world with long haul service? My guess would be a remote island airport, perhaps St. Helena or ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri May 21, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United confirmed as first tenant of new Terminal A at EWR
Replies: 87
Views: 21603

Re: United confirmed as first tenant of new Terminal A at EWR

I mean, requesting mainline seems reasonable.. Why build a new terminal for a major capacity increase only to park 50-seat RJs? I am surprised about United being the first airline though. I would have expected jetBlue tbh.

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by Deltabravo1123
Sun May 09, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reading Airport (RDG) - Growth/Future flights
Replies: 17
Views: 2379

Reading Airport (RDG) - Growth/Future flights

I've always thought southeastern Pennsylvania is covered quite well with PHL, ILG, TTN, ABE, and MDT, and even LNS which has EAS routes. But I have been thinking about RDG. For years I've noticed Southwest has "Boscov's" charter flights to Orlando, but with COVID I have no idea what the fa...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American and the A320neo
Replies: 20
Views: 5766

American and the A320neo

Might have been discussed prior, but I could not find anything much on this. It looks like AA has gone with the A319, the 737-800/8MAX, and then the A321ceo/neo to fill various seating capacities in their narrowbody fleet. They still have a good number of A320s even though they are in the process of...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Newark "Focus City/Hub"
Replies: 33
Views: 4653

Re: jetBlue's Newark "Focus City/Hub"

WIKI reluctantly lists BOS, FLL, LAX, JFK, MCO, & SJU. As of now they serve more destinations from EWR than from SJU, but I have yet to see Newark listed anywhere. Any reason for this? It seems as though "focus cities" and "hubs" don't signify as much in the USA as they used...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Newark "Focus City/Hub"
Replies: 33
Views: 4653

jetBlue's Newark "Focus City/Hub"

Was just researching for a bit, and cannot find anything on jetBlue's website regarding their focus cities or hubs. Ever so, WIKI reluctantly lists BOS, FLL, LAX, JFK, MCO, & SJU. As of now they serve more destinations from EWR than from SJU, but I have yet to see Newark listed anywhere. Any rea...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Butterfly Business Class Seat
Replies: 11
Views: 3156

Butterfly Business Class Seat

New seat concepts are being pumped out on the regular, but I must say this looks like one of the more innovative and conceivable designs out there. The link has a cool animation of the "butterfly" process. The seat "allows instant transformation between premium economy/regional busine...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N113UW moved @ PHL (US A320)
Replies: 1
Views: 948

N113UW moved @ PHL (US A320)

Finally got down to PHL after a few months, and noticed that N113UW is no longer parked on the northwest apron. This was the A320 that crashed on the aborted takeoff years back. I always wondered what would end up happening to it, as it had been sitting there in the same condition ever since the acc...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont (AA) Dash 8 Engine Color
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Piedmont (AA) Dash 8 Engine Color

Consensus seems to be that it's the same gray color as the words on the fuselage. Thank you guys!

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont (AA) Dash 8 Engine Color
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Piedmont (AA) Dash 8 Engine Color

Hi all, The Dash-8's at Piedmont are long gone, but I have always wondered why the engines and landing gears were painted this strange off-blue color, instead of matching the fuselage. Pretty sure this was the only aircraft in all of American's fleet to have this anomaly with the current livery. Any...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Hangar LGA Razed
Replies: 33
Views: 9606

Re: American Hangar LGA Razed

They were a symbol of LGA, but they were in really bad shape and this was planned to happen as part of the LGA redevelopment. I don't think the LGA overhaul will do much to reduce air traffic congestion in and around LGA once travel returns to pre-pandemic levels but the new concourses are really s...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why has B6 not tried HPN-LAX?
Replies: 30
Views: 4881

Re: B6 on HPN-LAX

Perhaps once they get the A220?

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 337745

Re: What's AA Doing at PHL?

I live right under the PHL approach northwest of the airport, and I haven't noticed many planes landing today now that you mention it. I look up the planes on FlightRadar24 when I hear them fly over. So far it's only been a UPS 767 from Louisville. Definitely not much activity here today. Expected, ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 14859

Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

Hi all - So was just looking at Hawaiian's fleet (per wikipedia), and noticed that all 18 of their A321neos have been delivered. It seems the regular A321neo is enough for Hawaiian's needs right now. But is there any reason they didn't wait a few years until they could receive slots for the LR, or e...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?
Replies: 28
Views: 8766

Re: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?

There was a thread maybe a year ago about the same sound over LCY, specifically with A220s. I could not tell you why or what causes it, but the noise occurs at low thrust levels when the aircraft is spooling up or close to landing. Edit: Found the thread! Below is the link if you'd like to read. htt...

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri May 15, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Employee/Union Relations of Merged Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: Current Employee/Union Relations of Merged Airlines

I don't understand why this was moved to travel, polls, and preferences... It is about the current operations of civil airlines. Can it be moved back to civil aviation? If not, then just delete this.

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri May 15, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Employee/Union Relations of Merged Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Current Employee/Union Relations of Merged Airlines

I would be very interested to hear the status of employee and union relations within the airlines that recently went through mergers and acquisitions. Most recent and notable are Delta/Northwest, United/Continental, Southwest/AirTran, American/US, and Alaska/Virgin America. I know it takes a while t...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 3281

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

The 777 in almost every way merits the Princess title. And quite arguably worthy of a tribute as well, the 757 could be the Duchess :biggrin:

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4707
Views: 755062

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Apologies if this has been discussed; there are just quite a few responses in this thread to read them all. Is there any info about adjusting the paints of the Star Alliance jets in the UA fleet? Their logo did not change much, nor did the font of their name. Will these planes stay the same as they ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 18492

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

The hinged nose door of the 747-8F is very useful, and not found on converted -400 freighters. This is exactly what I thought as well. The 747 is the only widely-used freighter with the ability to load oversized freight through the nose. The other possibility I can think of, is like you said, the 7...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI Master Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 2916

BWI Master Plan

I've searched online for a master plan of BWI, and I can't seem to find one. Do they even a master plan at all? I've found expansion plans for the runways and airfield, but nothing on the main terminal building. I know they've just recently expanded the international terminal, but in regards to the ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements
Replies: 32
Views: 8484

Re: United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements

I think the size and versatility of United's Airbus fleet is often underestimated. They definitely have more 737s overall, but the A319s and A320s are indeed an invaluable asset to United. Some people will disagree, but if you look at the utilization of those planes, you can see that they serve a ve...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American not painting SatCom antennas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

American not painting SatCom antennas?

I've just recently noticed that American leaves the SatCom dome plain white on all of their A319, A320, and A321 aircraft. Every picture of these planes that I see features a white dome antenna instead of a matching grey color. Is there any reason for this? The only thing I can think of is no paint ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish adds 737-700
Replies: 7
Views: 2184

LOT Polish adds 737-700

Per planespotters.net a 737-700 was delivered to LO on June 20th. I had no idea they had plans to add the 73G. It was stored since March of 2019, and just returned to service. Is this a short term lease or do they intend to keep this plane for a while? Hopefully it gets painted in the LOT colors soo...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 2714

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I apologize, maybe I'm not reading your response correctly, but I'm talking about the ERJ-145 with 50 seats, not the E175 with 76 seats. To your point though, most markets won't do well with 45 out of 76 seats filled, but with 45 out of 50 seats filled that could be quite the successful route if th...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 2714

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I don't know the answers to any of your questions, but I'm a big fan of the aircraft vs CR2s at least. They may be smaller (narrower), but they are more comfortable and the large windows are great IMO. In no way is a 145 a more comfortable airplane. The overhead bins are even more worthless than th...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 2714

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

Yes they can still all be ordered … They will even build the EMB 120 Brasilia if anyone wants them. The real question is can an airline turn a profit filling only 45 seats on a 76 seat airliner … a lot of markets will not be able to handle a 76 seat aircraft and if that is all that is on the table,...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 2714

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I don't remember seeing anything posted about this recently... I was on Embraer's website and they still have the ERJ-135/140/145 all listed as currently produced aircraft. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the newest ERJ-145 was delivered only a few years back in 2016. Can we expect any more ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 2714

Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I don't remember seeing anything posted about this recently... I was on Embraer's website and they still have the ERJ-135/140/145 all listed as currently produced aircraft. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the newest ERJ-145 was delivered only a few years back in 2016. Can we expect any more o...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed May 22, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 15610

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Some will say it shouldn't matter and that the family isn't telling the whole story, but I give these people the benefit of the doubt. I guarantee that this happens more often than we hear about it. Not sure what the FAA could do about occurrences like this, but there should be some way to enforce a...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon May 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 6568

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

Well that's a poor job. The idea behind the colors I can understand: blue for the sky, turquoise for the sea and sand color representing the beach. But why the grey for the upper part of the tailfin and winglets? The execution could have far more elegant. https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/05/06/...

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri May 03, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 10614

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

winginit wrote:
There was a lengthy thread on this exact topic last year here. The competitive landscape, drivers, or players have not changed. No need for a new thread.


Thank you! Definitely didn't come up when I searched...

Please delete if needed.

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri May 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 10614

Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

The popular leisure and well-known carriers I can think of are: Europe: TUI, Thomas Cook, Condor, and Jet2. Canada: Sunwing and Air Transat. Why doesn't this model work in the US? Would there be room for an airline to fly from the Northeast and Central-US to leisure destinations in Florida, Mexico, ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu May 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets
Replies: 14
Views: 2633

Re: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets

I’ve wondered for a while why Delta breaks out the -400 into its own category when it doesn’t require a separate type rating. I don’t believe united does this. Correct me if I'm wrong, but last time I checked UA's pay scale, their 73Gs are in a different bracket than the 738s and 739s. Not sure abo...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet Boeing 737 overshoots runway at Shirdi
Replies: 17
Views: 4718

Re: SpiceJet Boeing 737 overshoots runway at Shirdi

They clearly lucked out with the landing gears not collapsing. How long would an aircraft in such an incident like this be out of service? It's still flyable, but I imagine they must examine the tires and landing gears in some way to ensure they weren't damaged or compromised.

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to build an A330neo in two minutes. Video
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Re: How to build an A330neo in two minutes. Video

I really enjoy these types of videos. Thanks for sharing!
So cool to see such a complex process sped up right in front of your eyes. I always wish they would show the interior being installed though - cockpit, seats, lavatories, crew rests, galleys, etc.

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters
Replies: 12
Views: 2489

Re: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters

I'm sure others will disagree with me, but even despite the interruption of air travel that this may cause, I support these efforts 100%. Global warming is entirely a real and authentic threat to every living creature on this entire planet. Although, it does suck that we need to conduct such protes...

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