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by bourbon
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?
Replies: 40
Views: 15075

Re: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?

UA857 wrote:
bourbon wrote:
UA857 wrote:
The 77L and A345 weren't launched until about 2002/2006.

The 777-200 and A340 were launched much earlier though...

But they 77E and A343 the same range as the 744.

The 77L is a 200


ETOP improvements are what killed the 747. 770-300ER took out the A340-600 and the 747.

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by bourbon
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?
Replies: 40
Views: 15075

Re: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?

UA857 wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
I would go out on a limb and say airlines wanted 747 size with better fuel economy over longer range. Hence the 777 and A340 coming around.

The 77L and A345 weren't launched until about 2002/2006.

The 777-200 and A340 were launched much earlier though...

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by bourbon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Rating Anxiety
Replies: 18
Views: 4248

Re: Night Rating Anxiety

Flying at night rules. Traffic is easier to see, the air is calmer and the weather has usually died off... you can pick up trucker radio on your ADF. Relax and enjoy! What’s an ADF ?! :) Flying at night is very peaceful. I personally fly higher at night to give me more reaction time in the unlikely...

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by bourbon
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 469
Views: 56921

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

More Western counties than you think are willing to approve it at the moment, NZ has had the green light that they could do it with there 777s if needed. There is no shortage of suitable freighters that can do the job safely, not to mention the large number of dedicated freighters in storage. The a...

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by bourbon
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12302

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

There has to be no way you are serious. It's not cheap or efficient to run a GPU/APU. It's not 2-3 days to get ready, there is no such modular system currently available that can be deployed within days. It'll probably take 6 months at best to design. I'd wager its cheaper to convert any building o...

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by bourbon
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111257

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Daughters were on board

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by bourbon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker
Replies: 30
Views: 7394

Re: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker

Parker served his purpose and it would have been logical to put Kirby in charge 3 years ago. Kirby either quit or was fired. I’m not clear AA had a backup plan, so they are (again!) a huge airline zombie in search of a plan. But I don’t know the details of what they could do. Is it possible the CFO...

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by bourbon
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10890

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows

fanoftristars wrote:
I thought the “Proudly All Boeing” had more to do with a nod to their hometown of Seattle and less to do with “buy American” type mentality.

Not a Boeing fanboy here

But I will say your comment does not fit certain people’s narrative.

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by bourbon
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AA JFK slots to WN?
Replies: 110
Views: 13126

Re: What if AA JFK slots to WN?

I understand you are trying to paint a doom and gloom scenario but why would AA exit markets such as BCN (which they serve year round out of JFK unlike PHL), EZE, GRU, FCO (whose season they extended this year), CDG, MXP, and you want to cut even MiA and CLT? Come one now. Sent from my iPhone using...

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by bourbon
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AA JFK slots to WN?
Replies: 110
Views: 13126

Re: What if AA JFK slots to WN?

Only on this forum you'd read that the airline that runs a shuttle along with its JV partner between JFK and LHR, the most profitable route in the world, would consider exiting. I don't think AA will ever exit JFK. But I do see more cute in the future. There is no need for American Eagle at LGA. Mo...

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by bourbon
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO
Replies: 126
Views: 22385

Re: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO

baje427 wrote:
The Max has really thrown AA for a loop but as others have mentioned this demonstrates to the residents in Guyana that the route is not viewed as priority. With summer season over don't AA have slack with their 757's?

AA really likes to use the Max as convenient scape goat for all their whoas

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by bourbon
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Delays Dallas Cowboys
Replies: 69
Views: 15386

Re: AA Strands Dallas Cowboys

... 2. The Cowboys are pathetic ..... Yes, but there are many other pathetic franchises and they all have a realistic sense of where they are. This is what separates the Cowboys from the rest. They have not won anything in a couple of decades, yet both their owner and fans pretend they are Super Bo...

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by bourbon
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 92618

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

When comparing the two Tokyo Airports to London Airports,

Haneda is more like London City, Narita is LHR, and KIX (or any other Japanese City) is LGW

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by bourbon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22754

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Sustainable is most important step in our future development of every individual, company or government is responsible for important steps of lowering carbon footprint. That also means doing steps that people are unfortunately not fan of but represent important step towards carbon neutral environme...

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by bourbon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team
Replies: 67
Views: 10913

Re: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team

Two things here: (1) Good on DL for taking care of these folks. They do, as many have said, have (at least in my experience) more of a corporate culture designed to empower employees to go above and beyond. Not saying it doesn't happen at AA or UA, but DL stepped up in this case. (2) Before everyon...

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by bourbon
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes
Replies: 74
Views: 12528

Re: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes

What can aa really do to turn around? I mean even if they can bring Ed Bastian or Scott Kirby in, would that turn things around at this point? Kirby is god awful. Keep him away from AA. Anyone that has ever been in the PHX C - Suite or Northwest that didn’t make the cut in the Delta Merger should n...

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by bourbon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35317

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

left engine stalled first, then right hit too and become unstable take off https://youtu.be/MXoBc5Swov8 landing https://youtu.be/mkDXwUFRsBY On the "landing" video, is that the sound of the engine surging? Like a spooling up (with a buzz) and then spooling down sound? Miracle on the Huskin

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by bourbon
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 117
Views: 17834

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

American did a management reduction and layoffs last fall. Unfortunately they didn’t get rid of the top brass who actually think the ways of a poorly run 250 aircraft airline are the key to success of a 950 aircraft airline. Until the folks from PHX C-suite and their pre merger pals are out AA will...

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by bourbon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 34640

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

More employees getting paid less than their industry counterparts equates to higher costs and less productivity. If Delta had the same exact fleet size as AA they would still have less employees doing the same work yet pay them more and still have lower overall labor costs. Pay more and get higher q...

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by bourbon
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 61417

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

A 2002-built 757 is always viewed as old/aging on this site, whereas a similar-aged 777, A330, 738, or A320 is never referred to as such. That's because the year of production is actually less important than the year of design. The 757 first flew in 1982 and as such it used the latest technology av...

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by bourbon
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26282

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

And Delta has done the same thing. https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL5N1FU50K It’s probably because Air Italy is owned by one of the ME3. https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/04/18/air-italy-sparks-new-controversy-in-us-middle-east-carriers-row/ Probably don’t have an loan/borrow agreement or fi...

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by bourbon
Mon May 27, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 23368

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Yes it’s done and open It outsourcing as it’s not done by IAM/TWU members who are AA employees and have a Collective Bargaining Agreement. The work being done there counts towards the outsourcing formula. It is not outsourcing. It is work done by AA employees utilizing man power while an aircraft i...

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by bourbon
Mon May 27, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 23368

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

The Association’s response: “WASHINGTON, May 21, 2019— The TWU-IAM Association today issued the following statement in response to American Airlines’ request for an injunction against the Association: “It is unfortunate that American Airlines has chosen to abandon negotiating with its employees and...

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by bourbon
Wed May 15, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 9875

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

keesje wrote:
MCE IS a seperate cabin, with better, spacier seating and additional perks.

Premium economy is a separate “cabin”. Main cabin extra is merely certain seats that have more leg room and might get free drinks.

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by bourbon
Fri May 03, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 13088

Re: DL, why no B77W?

ScorpioMC3 wrote:
Additionally, based on the giant illuminated "Airbus" sign in the Delta museum at ATL, I think it's safe to say Delta is likely to stick with Airbus for the foreseeable future.

I’d say Delta is going to stick with whichever aircraft provides the highest profit margins for their mission.

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by bourbon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14580

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

AA was there to support the state department. With the embassy closed no more lift required and with the looks of it, once Maduro is gone, they won’t be penalized for suspending service.

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by bourbon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 745318

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

One of the factors that isn't brought up as to this situation is how the partial USA government shut down for 35 days in Dec.2018-Jan 2019 over a few billion for a 'border wall' funding that Pres. Trump demanded, delayed Boeing from getting FAA/NTSB approval for the changes to the MCAS software for...

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by bourbon
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12833

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

In fact, at some carriers I've seen nonrev privileges gamified with full backing of the carrier. Who can rack up the most miles this weekend and not miss work on Monday? Winner gets lunch. Who can fly all equipment types in the fleet first this year? It's commonplace and often fully endorsed by the...

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by bourbon
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Blackout?
Replies: 9
Views: 3300

Re: LGA Blackout?

Power restored. LGA accepting flights again.

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by bourbon
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Blackout?
Replies: 9
Views: 3300

Re: LGA Blackout?

Airlines are now diverting aircraft inbound to LGA

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by bourbon
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 21393

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

Y’all know if this were an AA767 of the same vintage diverting this whole forum would be up in arms about how they need to go to the desert to chopped up immediately and AA is endangering the world population by continuing to fly them. Also Doug Parker should go to prison for not retiring them fast...

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by bourbon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 75
Views: 17406

Re: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'

It’s the end of half-term (school holidays) for many people in the UK. I reckon that there weren’t many available seats back to London and they had no choice but to put together an ad-hoc rescue flight. Not even via MAD, BCN or DUB? It is not ideal but easy for BA to sort out. If flights to MAD, BC...

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by bourbon
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Pilots Indicted for lying on FAA medical application
Replies: 15
Views: 4233

Re: Airline Pilots Indicted for lying on FAA medical applicatiom

This is interesting, I was always told that many people try not to talk about depression or anxiety during their medical due to it being a disqualifying factor. In fact one of the major reasons I decided not to pursue being a pilot was fear that having had diagnosed depression in high school meant ...

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by bourbon
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C
Replies: 43
Views: 7714

Re: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C

I could probably see JFK and IAD working out for them. I know UA tried IAD-BAH in 2011-12 and was dropped a few years later. I'm not sure how the LFs were on those flights since UA did use a 772 rather than a 787. from what I heard of an ex-UA agent in BAH loads were pretty healthy when they had mi...

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by bourbon
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 25170

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Did not read through all the replies here. But geez: Flying into JFK with this little fuel and this kind of weather is just bonkers. Sorry for stating the obvious in my opinion. And with this kind of failure and a clear weather minimum of 600' ceiling diverting to EWR with 400' and chances of impro...

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by bourbon
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 40433

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

One WB costs $1M/per month for lease/finance+mx contracts+insurance. 10 grounded WBs mean 10MM/per month or $120MM/year wasted assets, not including loss of revenue. Someone care to explain how this is a well-run business. I am happy you don’t own an airline as it’s obvious you understand nothing a...

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by bourbon
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 9123

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

My policy on flight attendants is to say please and thank you and let them do their jobs. This is what I do. But I feel embarrassed for the airline when you get that one FA who does not give service with a smile and acts bothered by the passenger. I know after a long day things get trying and its h...

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by bourbon
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 11376

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

Is the new terminal supposed to be built where the cargo ramp is? Anyone know when it's supposed to open? No, not the cargo ramp. It’s the area where the USAF air base used to be (if you are familiar with that). If not, you can already see it in the picture above. It’s difficult to explain but I wi...

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by bourbon
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Door Size of Current Wide Body Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Cargo Door Size of Current Wide Body Aircraft

Curious,

Why does the 767 have a larger cargo door than the 777 and 787?

What is the reasoning behind that?
The only thing I could possibly find feasible is the larger door causing a decrease in the structural integrity of the fuselage on the longer aircraft.

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by bourbon
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 11409

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

All the 772's have had the old F removed. Some have the Zodiac J seat that the original 788's came with, many of the 772's have the B/E Aero Super Diamond which has received pretty decent reviews. The 772's and 773's are all also going through the Premium Eco Mods. The 773's are used on LAX-LHR/HKG,...

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by bourbon
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 32007

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

[twoid][/twoid] I didn't even know AB flew to KEF. Slightly OT, if a flight declares an emergency does the airline have to pay the landing fees I. hat situation? Bringing your question back to ON TOPIC - If this Air Berlin plane had done an emergency diversion into Keflavik instead of a revenue flig...

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by bourbon
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 36251

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

Agreed complete mismanagement from United. It's not about the policy it is about what 1,000,000s of customers are hearing about your brand RIGHT NOW. It is on BBC. It is on New York Times. Do ya think maybe it is time to deal with it... just maybe.... And it is not on your terms. Your terms don't m...

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by bourbon
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 23051

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

Again, Whether borrowed or purchased, if Emirates walks out the door with the part it is NOT going back to DL in SEA. If the part has been installed on the aircraft it most certainly is NOT being removed by a mechanic in SEA. DL cannot tell a mechanic to remove a part from an aircraft that is not th...

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by bourbon
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 23051

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

If Delta had simply said no, that's fair play. To install the part, then demand to yank it? That's pathetic. Which is a big part of why the story the way Emirates tells it is rather hard to believe. What legal authority does Delta have to demand the part be removed after it's been installed? Even i...

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by bourbon
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 23051

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

I have two questions: 1). Since this happened in SEA with Boeing's HQ just down the road - why didn't they just get it directly from Boeing? 2). IF this is true about DL - it's completely immature. Please correct me if I'm wrong - but as far as I'm aware DL has no 777 flights ex-SEA currently, so e...

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by bourbon
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elaine Chao Proposed to Head DOT
Replies: 38
Views: 4912

Re: Elaine Chao Proposed to Head DOT

Read the entire Wikipedia article that you cited. We already covered that above. The NYT didn't mention it, which was a glaring oversight. So, what will be her merger policy you think? Hopefully anti-merger. There have been far too many mergers already, and aside from the ULCCs, customers are getti...

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by bourbon
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of United's 744s
Replies: 29
Views: 7272

Re: Fate of United's 744s

The UA 747's are unlikely to find other operators and will likely be scrapped. They've not been well looked after since the early 2000's when UA went into a long bankruptcy process that preceded its merger with CO. The airline spent millions improving their reliability in 2013 but the fleet also ne...

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by bourbon
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 159
Views: 13372

Re: Delta Pay Increase

hahaha all I can do is laugh at some people... If you don't work for DL, why do you care? It's funny that DL employees don't have a problem but the ones on the sideline do..DL is an amazing company to work for. Does UA or AA allow you unlimited free flights up in J or F if space available? Or is th...

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by bourbon
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger safety hacks
Replies: 19
Views: 3250

Re: Passenger safety hacks

Except for the smoke hood (may be good advice, but somewhat impractical), and leather (leather pants, on a plane? I'm not a singer from the Village People), those are good points. Indeed, even as an airline mechanic, I always read the safety card... not because there's any new information for me to...

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by bourbon
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: (Just turned 15) Can u be a pilot with adhd
Replies: 22
Views: 19743

Re: (Just turned 15) Can u be a pilot with adhd

You will NOT get an FAA medical if you list that you take or have ever taken Aderall/Vyvanse/Ritalin/Concerta. Definitely be off the medicine (if you take any) permanently before you get an FAA medical. The FAA Medical will check for color blindness and diabetes for the most part and they will also ...

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