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by dochawk2
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13508

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

LovePrunesAnet wrote:
It's only 90 mins on a non-busy travel evening. Minimal impact. Eyeroll

ditto, double the eyeroll.

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by dochawk2
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 shutdown
Replies: 32
Views: 7563

Re: 9-11 shutdown

I recall working that morning and was over the Praries on a YYZ-YXE flight. We heard the ATC broadcast ... "SCATANA, SCATANA, SCATANA. This is the United States Department of Defense. We now have full control of Canadian airspace, all aircraft must land immediately". I turned to the F/O a...

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by dochawk2
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9501

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

https://fox4kc.com/2019/03/25/ceremonia ... on-at-kci/
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KCaviator wrote:
Anyone attend the groundbreaking ceremony today?


I wasn't able to get to the airport today. Here is a link with some video footage: https://fox4kc.com/2019/03/25/ceremonia ... on-at-kci/

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by dochawk2
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 81
Views: 13884

Re: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

Good grief. This thread should be locked. Delta and Boeing are businesses, not beefing middle schoolers. Specifically, they are businesses in a world with few, and very large, players. Each needs the other and they will find a way to put aside irritations when the right deal is within reach. Exhbii...

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by dochawk2
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9501

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

30% increase in TATL traffic during 2018 from MCI marketing director. Presumably through the introduction of FI. December hasn't been calculated yet but if numbers are slightly smaller than November (say 265 pdew) it would translate to roughly 138,000 passengers crossing the pond. Not bad consideri...

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by dochawk2
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?
Replies: 107
Views: 16646

Re: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?

Emirates' business model is not to fit as many people on a plane as possible. Emirates' business model (as stated repeatedly by Tim Clark and the sheikh dude) is to connect secondary cities to primary and other secondary cities. Emirates is the airline that lets you fly Adelaide to Zagreb or Kampal...

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by dochawk2
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 104
Views: 32731

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

Sans engines, looks like DHL or FEDEX will be the fastest way to deliver it.

Just a little humor for a Monday.

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by dochawk2
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9501

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

Around late 2021 to early 2022 is the goal. However, given the incompetence and mismanagement of the project who knows. It could end up like Brandenburg. You are so right. Talk about a terminal not taking flight!!! I am so disappointed at how the city is handling this project. If this were only a p...

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by dochawk2
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9501

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

What is the realistic timeframe for the new terminal to open? late 2021? Around late 2021 to early 2022 is the goal. However, given the incompetence and mismanagement of the project who knows. It could end up like Brandenburg. You are so right. Talk about a terminal not taking flight!!! I am so dis...

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by dochawk2
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4
Replies: 58
Views: 13835

Re: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4

It consistently amazes me how the a.net crowd twists what is obviously a logical and reasonable long-term business desire into some sort of conspiracy to inflict unreasonable damage onto other carriers. The last part of the statement clearly indicates that Delta knows that it is going to have to pa...

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by dochawk2
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4
Replies: 58
Views: 13835

Re: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4

It consistently amazes me how the a.net crowd twists what is obviously a logical and reasonable long-term business desire into some sort of conspiracy to inflict unreasonable damage onto other carriers. The last part of the statement clearly indicates that Delta knows that it is going to have to pa...

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by dochawk2
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why DL use everything from 737 to A330 for ATL TO JFK.
Replies: 30
Views: 5788

Re: Why DL use everything from 737 to A330 for ATL TO JFK.

I know, I just trying to skip typeing the last 00. I suggest you to avoid doing that... it creates confusion over aircraft types. For example: There's no "767-3", there's 767-300. People may often mistake a 737-800 (NG) with a 737-8 (MAX). And also, people might think a "787-800"...

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by dochawk2
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 40
Views: 6718

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

Ok, I am a dad so I get all of the jokes and Lego movie references. This will be a HUGE hit with the kids and those who have seen the Lego movie. BTW, I think they have a part 2 coming out soon so that is probably why it was done.

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by dochawk2
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 12987

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

I’m in Atlanta every two weeks for business for the past 18 years. While I don’t live there, I consider it my second home. A second airport sounds nice, but what has been proposed is a small airport (that couldn’t grow larger) that would feature airlines like Spirit, Frontier, possibly SW, Jet Blue,...

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by dochawk2
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69208

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

It’s amusing here to see the comments that are obviously being posted by other flight attendants. This guy did nothing to indicate he was entitled or a difficult customer. All the Twitter comments were entirely professional. The only one here to blame is the FA. Yes there are difficult people every...

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by dochawk2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 50509

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

I think people expect way to many coming A330 orders. I think it is reasonable to assume that Airbus with the current order backlog, and with coming orders, will be able to maintain the A330 production at 5 to 6 aircraft per months for many years to come. It is unlikely that the A330 ever again wil...

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by dochawk2
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18345

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I have boarded BA 747s and KLM 777s by airstair at ACC. That is about to change as Kotoka is about to open a brand new Terminal 3 with air bridges. Yes, ACC will be radically changing soon. No longer seeing stairs up 777s, 747s or 380s. It has always been one of my favorite parts of landing at ACC....

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by dochawk2
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 105
Views: 17771

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

Btblue wrote:
British Airways - putting in a massive order for the 777-9 to replace outstanding 747s.

North American and European carriers (BA included) announcing LOI for the 797.

Potential Icelandair 787/797 order....


Extremely unlikely, but VERY awesome if it were to happen.

Cheers.

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by dochawk2
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir getting serious about starting flights to the US
Replies: 16
Views: 3036

Re: RwandAir getting serious about starting flights to the US

This is such a double-edged sword for RwandAir. They could sure use the traffic from NYC or WAS to bring $$$ into the country directly. While Rwanda is doing better than ever it is economically fragile. Kigali is growing like crazy and on my last trip, I was shocked at how much new construction ther...

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by dochawk2
Thu May 31, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 6336

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

Avgas is used in piston engine (propeller) aircraft Jet fuel is required for aircraft powered by turboprop/ turbojet / turbofan and turbo shaft engines The most commonly used in civilian operations is JET A but there are several more Jet blends Yes, I know. As soon as I hit submit, I regretted my w...

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by dochawk2
Wed May 30, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 5806

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

I once flew DEN-LAX-SEA-MSP-ATL-JFK in one day. My flight DEN-JFK direct got canceled on DL. The Gate agent help me come up with this crazy plan just for fun. Then she smiled and booked it all in first class for me. NICE. Did you get miles/points for this too? Would be a nice benefit :) I did and t...

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by dochawk2
Wed May 30, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 5806

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

I once flew DEN-LAX-SEA-MSP-ATL-JFK in one day. My flight DEN-JFK direct got canceled on DL. The Gate agent help me come up with this crazy plan just for fun. Then she smiled and booked it all in first class for me. NICE.

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by dochawk2
Wed May 30, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 11438

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Someone should open a low cost hub in Gran Canaria for Europe _ South America traffic . Turn it into the KEF of the South To where? Africa? There are very few US flights to the continent. If there was more profit, they could be flying nonstop already. Even African airlines cannot be profitable. I w...

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by dochawk2
Wed May 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 6336

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

I was wondering the same thing whilst looking at their livery sitting on a 757-200 last week. While I have no clue or insider information, I think they will. Frankly, I could see them ordering the 777x. Why? Because Delta does what no one expects them to do. The 350-1000 would make the most sense. ...

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by dochawk2
Wed May 30, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 6336

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

I was wondering the same thing whilst looking at their livery sitting on a 757-200 last week. While I have no clue or insider information, I think they will. Frankly, I could see them ordering the 777x. Why? Because Delta does what no one expects them to do. The 350-1000 would make the most sense. ...

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by dochawk2
Wed May 30, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 6336

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

I was wondering the same thing whilst looking at their livery sitting on a 757-200 last week. While I have no clue or insider information, I think they will. Frankly, I could see them ordering the 777x. Why? Because Delta does what no one expects them to do. The 350-1000 would make the most sense. T...

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by dochawk2
Fri May 25, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 6040

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

now these are the kind of nuggets I need more of from a.net ! Had no idea Mormons had any prominence in Iceland. Of course, if your entire population numbers 335,000, the number of a minority group can't exactly be so large. Still- it'd fascinating if it turned out to be an "untapped market&qu...

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by dochawk2
Fri May 25, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 6040

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

Would love to see a final onto 27, so I can sit in my backyard and watch it fly over this evening. We live off the extended 9/27 centerline. You really should try and catch the flight. Its the Aurora livery coming! Awesome livery for this flight. That's it. I'm going to try and snap a few pics today.

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by dochawk2
Fri May 25, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 6040

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

727tiger wrote:
Would love to see a final onto 27, so I can sit in my backyard and watch it fly over this evening. We live off the extended 9/27 centerline.


Watch Party up north! Everyone bring your chair, camera, and beverage of choice while tracking the flight on your tablet.

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by dochawk2
Fri May 25, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 6040

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

I am considering this flight just to fly to Europe from MCI! My only experience for Intl travel from MCI is to Toronto in 1998. I do think that the new terminal will generate a lot more attention than people are expecting. While KC will never be anything more than a focus city for an airline or two,...

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by dochawk2
Thu May 24, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16958

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

And one of several reasons why they are NOT mine. I will take LH and SIA's dispatch and OT reliability, clean toilets and 4 engines on younger aircraft over the drink light years before I even think of Delta. But, hey, everybody is entitled to their choice and I don't mock anyone for feeling differ...

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by dochawk2
Thu May 24, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16958

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

Having been a Delta frequent flyer for two decades, the aesthetic improvements in the last 8 or so years have been welcomed. The fleet commonality that many have mentioned goes a long way for the average passenger. For those of us who fly weekly, we have come to expect it. A recent experience on AA ...

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by dochawk2
Fri May 11, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 8698

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

The states has managed to alienate pretty much every country in the world except Saudi/Israel/maybe Russia. Nasty stuff but I guess that's what the voters want. The US is far from alienated. Contrary to the particularly left bent on this website, the US is earning back some needed respect. We’ve be...

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by dochawk2
Thu May 10, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39563

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

6 dB is a sham number if they are referring to the inside of the plane. That is simply not possible. That must be exterior noise levels at cruise because the 350 is certainly louder at takeoff. Which is louder in the cabin? Oddly enough, they both have the exact same dB readings and one still seems ...

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by dochawk2
Tue May 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 11497

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

ACC? I’d understand if they were talking about LOS or another Nigerian airport but that one makes no sense. Almost all the demand to ACC comes from NYC and DC. Houston has had a Ghanaian consulate for years and a healthy expat population. Yes, NYC and DC are the prime locations but Houston makes se...

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by dochawk2
Tue May 08, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7637

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

That’s a lot of empty planes for UA and DL. I wonder what drove the significantly lower LFs relative to DL? 77H DL is 84.2% full UA is 76.6% full AA is 77% full All US carriers are over 75% full. Delta is nearly 85% full! Doesn’t look too bad to me. Apologies, I should have said “empty seats” rathe...

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by dochawk2
Tue May 08, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7637

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

For full year 2017 Atlantic traffic and capacity Traffic (RPM) DL 41,641,403, UA 36,220,795 AA 29,338,000 Capacity (ASM) DL 49,398,455 UA 47,297,821 AA 38,112,000 Load factor (RPM/ASM) DL 84.3% UA 76.6% AA 77.0% That’s a lot of empty planes for UA and DL. I wonder what drove the significantly lower...

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by dochawk2
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 19646

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Re ATL — I love the functional design. However it seems to be well beyond original capacity limits. It’s packed like shopping malls used to be at Christmas. Wider concourses with moving walkways would have helped the design. Also more natural light — more windows and skylights along the concourse c...

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by dochawk2
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 19646

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Re ATL — I love the functional design. However it seems to be well beyond original capacity limits. It’s packed like shopping malls used to be at Christmas. Wider concourses with moving walkways would have helped the design. Also more natural light — more windows and skylights along the concourse c...

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by dochawk2
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 19646

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

I'm in the same boat (or plane) as you. Unfortunately, I never have a problem getting from any gate to another. I guess we are miserably blessed with being able to read our concourse and gate number, walk a straight line, possibly turn right or left and stand on escalators, another right or left, e...

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by dochawk2
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 19646

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

I avoid Atlanta for all connections it's the hub from hell. You better be ready to be a misplaced passenger if you are transiting the Atlanta hub. I guess I am doing something wrong. I have been transistioning through the Atlanta airport for over 48 years. Both on Eastern and Delta, both the curren...

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by dochawk2
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?
Replies: 15
Views: 2926

Re: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?

Like several of you, I fly internationally many times a year out of ATL. This announcement was made by a living breathing FA in real time. It had to be a mistake. While it is true you do t have to pick up your bags for connecting intl flights, everyone goes through immigration and customs. So, it wa...

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by dochawk2
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?
Replies: 15
Views: 2926

No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?

I just returned from ACC via AMS to ATL on 03-28-18 flying Delta. Upon arrival, the crew made a very clear announcement that if you were connecting to another international flight, you were NOT required to go through Immigration, customs, or collect and recheck your luggage. I was tired from hours o...

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by dochawk2
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6999

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

.... to make a mountain out of a molehill. We are all imperfect humans doing a job. Thank you!!! Exactly right. That is something that I think we all forget. When a recall on a pressure sensor in an engine happens, we jump all over the manufacturer. When a flight attendant goes nuts or a pax scream...

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by dochawk2
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 25691

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

The biggest question for me is if Boeing launches the 797 would it be the foreseen death of the A332/338 and even perhaps A333/339? It seems given all we have learned to date about the 797 that this would be playing right into the wheel house of the A332/338 with potential big savings on TATL route...

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by dochawk2
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 25691

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Why would Boeing give DL that luxury when they've dissed Boeing for many airplanes in the past? Really? They cancelled an order that was assumed form NW. Choosing a 321 or the 330s they got for unbeatable prices isn’t dissing Boeing. It is called being responsible. Just like their huge order of 737...

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by dochawk2
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 25691

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Here is an article from Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-13/delta-ceo-eyes-launch-customer-status-as-boeing-mulls-797-jet?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=bd&utm_campaign=headline&cmpId=yhoo.headline&yptr=yahoo Personally, I would love for this to be the case. W...

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