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by kabq737
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s
Replies: 54
Views: 13987

Re: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s

French airline Corsair operated the most densely configurated 747 ever - they squeezed in even slightly more seats than ANA and JAL on their domestic 747s. As Corsair operated the 747 on leisure routes to the French DOMTOM destinations (but, IIRC, during peak season occassionally even to Corsica), ...

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by kabq737
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series
Replies: 18
Views: 3771

Re: New King Air 360 - block point change for the King Air B300 series

Maybe it’s just me but the King Air is starting to feel like a super dated design. It’s tough as nails and Beechcraft produces a super high quality product. I’m just not sure how long they can keep selling a dated design with a few incremental upgrades.

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by kabq737
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36123

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Didn't CommutAir Crash? Like where the captain couldn't see the runway, and just put it down anywhere? It amazes me that United would do this, potentially risking lives to save pennies on the dollar. Really? What a crazy statement. Keep in mind that it’s far better for United financially to operate...

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by kabq737
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36123

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Didn't CommutAir Crash? Like where the captain couldn't see the runway, and just put it down anywhere? It amazes me that United would do this, potentially risking lives to save pennies on the dollar. Really? What a crazy statement. Keep in mind that it’s far better for United financially to operate...

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by kabq737
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36123

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

What a shame. Expressjet was obviously going to be more expensive, but they're a much better, more experienced employee group. Commutair is so JV by comparison. All UAL cares about is the bottom line, though, and it shows in their Express roster. Do they have any other choice right now? As much as ...

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by kabq737
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garmin Outages? Aviation Effects?
Replies: 6
Views: 2642

Garmin Outages? Aviation Effects?

Hey all. Just read this article. http://www.forbes.com/sites/barrycollins/2020/07/25/will-garmin-pay-10m-ransom-to-end-two-day-outage/#7270b3dd3164 It appears that Garmin has had a Ransomware attack affecting many of its internal systems. The article briefly mention issues with database updates on t...

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by kabq737
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux 'Retro' 747 coming soon
Replies: 9
Views: 2639

Re: Cargolux 'Retro' 747 coming soon

Super cool! I can’t complain about something different.

I wonder if this scheme actually costs less to paint than their current scheme.

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by kabq737
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 43
Views: 8289

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

Starting at $52/hour for FOs with a 62 hour guarantee. $38,000/year. Sadly there's going to be no shortage of pilots willing to fly for that in these times. Oh the horror! $38K per year for a part time job, how will they live? It’s not a part time job. Keep in mind the time on the road and overnigh...

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by kabq737
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14853

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

Insane. Simply insane.

I think one could very easily make the argument that this moron doesn’t posses the maturity or intellect to hold a pilots license.

He and people like him are an embarrassment to the profession and the hobby.

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by kabq737
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3870

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

I’ll be kind of surprised if B6 comes back. Even when travel times were good ABQ was known to be marginal for them at best. It seems like a route that does fine in the summer with pretty good load factors, but really struggles in the winter. They might decide to continue it this fall simply to keep...

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by kabq737
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3870

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

I’ll be kind of surprised if B6 comes back. Even when travel times were good ABQ was known to be marginal for them at best. Flying my airplane in and out of ABQ over the past few months has been eerie. I was so used to so much more traffic. I’m still seeing SAF-PHX on Skywest CR7 equipment. When is ...

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by kabq737
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

Re: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s

30-31 is the standard today and I believe 33ish was standard in the 70s.

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by kabq737
Fri May 22, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?
Replies: 17
Views: 2445

Re: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?

That’s interesting thanks for the answers everyone.

Can all aircraft have a tow bar connected from the rear?

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by kabq737
Thu May 21, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?
Replies: 17
Views: 2445

Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAZcFofgQf ... b0bzbvxhdh

Is there an advantage to this sort of thing? How common is it?

Kabq737
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Hey everybody

I recently came across this video of a Korean Air 747 being pulled back as opposed to pushed back.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAZcFofgQf ... b0bzbvxhdh

Is there an advantage to this sort of thing? How common is it?

Kabq737

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by kabq737
Tue May 19, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: Kirby to become CEO this week.
Replies: 17
Views: 4651

Re: UA: Kirby to become CEO this week.

I am very sorry to hear this. Kirby is not the person you need at a time like this. He is the death knell of this airline. He has no chance to succeed with attitudes like that underneath him. People have to give him respect and a chance. There is zero chance of success if the very employees who are...

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by kabq737
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian A350 in SLC
Replies: 31
Views: 8975

Re: Ethiopian A350 in SLC

Sitting in F terminal in SLC I noticed a Ethiopian A350 parked in the deice pad. Anyone know what it’s doing here? There is no Ethiopian A350 in SLC. They are in ADD, PVG, FRA, LHR, TYN, NBO. EDIT !! After posting message I saw the OP's reply, tried to delete but of course got a SERVER ERROR or som...

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by kabq737
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands
Replies: 24
Views: 3539

Re: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands

Shouting is abnormal and therefore catches Passengers attention. Quiet and calm speaking would be easy to ignore just like the safety briefing is.

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by kabq737
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta have flight going into Riverside, CA ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4592

Re: Why does Delta have flight going into Riverside, CA ?

Be kind everyone. A.net is Supposed to be a friendly place to learn and the gatekeeping culture sometimes shown here of making other feel bad for asking questions is counter to that.

As for these charters if they’re arranged last minute I bet the airlines make an absolute killing off of these trips.

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by kabq737
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 12996

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

They’re usually the first out of ABQ with a Mesa flight. It is scheduled to push at 5am but frequently leaves earlier. For example this morning they were headed out at 4:57. This flight was a US Airways flight at one point so it makes sense.

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by kabq737
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo is launching Macau
Replies: 29
Views: 9817

Re: Air Koryo is launching Macau

Macau News Agency using a photoshopped picture of an Air Koryo A319 on their website: https://www.macaubusiness.com/air-koryo-adds-third-weekly-macau-pyongyang-flight-until-march-2020/ Hahahaha!!! I wonder what the logic was behind that. Most of the general public wouldn’t know the difference betwe...

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by kabq737
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3870

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

Changes for this upcoming summer: AA* (Compass) will add the fourth ABQ-LAX but looks like just for the month of May. They've added a fouth flight a couple of times before but just for a month or two. UA* (SkyWest) won't add a third SFO trip as first reported. WN plans to cut 1 of the 3 HOU flights...

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by kabq737
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3870

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

Looks like DL has switched ABQ over to the A321. Recently on the ATL flights. Interesting as I was under the impression that the A321s wouldn’t be doing much out west. Will these be payload restricted on this trip if used in the summer? I know the A321 has good range but I believe Delta has some of ...

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by kabq737
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3870

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

Wow I love to see a thread about my hometown! I tried to start one a few years ago and it didn’t get near as much attention. This is awesome! AFAIK UA used to have Skywest operating CRJ200s and CRJ700s to LAX until last year sometimes. It’s interesting to note that the Delta service to LAX is no lon...

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by kabq737
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there room for another airline in the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4277

Re: Is there room for another airline in the USA

If a US based company can run a ULCC without stuffing as many seats as possible in aircraft it could work. Hmm, a non-profit airline... Sounds interesting. Actually it does. Imagine financing provided by banks (debt only) and executives who love aviation running it. Non-profits can pay financing ex...

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by kabq737
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X and 737 Max formation flight
Replies: 12
Views: 4197

Re: Boeing 777X and 737 Max formation flight

Please keep it civil and observe the forum rules everybody.

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by kabq737
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28342

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

a real mishmash (old) fleet is never a great idea in the longterm (737s, A330's, 757s A321s) Mmm. Suppose the cheap fire sale purchase from TCX assets will have been worth it. Would have liked to have seen an A321 in full silver original livery It's my understanding that the A330s are all ACMI leas...

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by kabq737
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 11121

Re: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings

I’m not actually all that concerned about their numbers. They could be better but I don’t consider them worrisome for the airline. The only thing that really raised my eyebrows was the LF. Having an 83.1% LF when you have 50 airplanes missing seems sort of low. Just my thinking but I’m happy to be ...

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by kabq737
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 11121

Re: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings

I’m not actually all that concerned about their numbers. They could be better but I don’t consider them worrisome for the airline. The only thing that really raised my eyebrows was the LF. Having an 83.1% LF when you have 50 airplanes missing seems sort of low. Just my thinking but I’m happy to be ...

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by kabq737
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 11121

Re: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings

I’m not actually all that concerned about their numbers. They could be better but I don’t consider them worrisome for the airline. The only thing that really raised my eyebrows was the LF. Having an 83.1% LF when you have 50 airplanes missing seems sort of low. Just my thinking but I’m happy to be c...

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by kabq737
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia pilots wanted to take off from the taxiway at Schiphol
Replies: 23
Views: 8463

Re: Transavia pilots wanted to take off from the taxiway at Schiphol

Happens often enough (AY aborted a TW lift off in HK some years ago), crazy as it seems. Should never happen. Never. Pilots should be immediately fired for that. A wrong turn can happen, not an attempted take off, after a wrong turn, neglecting charts, signs and professional familiarity. And if the...

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by kabq737
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Learjet in danger of dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 6478

Re: Is the Learjet in danger of dying?

I think cabin has a lot to do with it. Having been inside of a couple I can’t imagine riding in it for long periods of time. Even the small Honda Jet cabin feels more open than a Lear inside. Sure it was cool and special when it was new but I believe the Lear's day has passed. It’s a comparatively b...

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by kabq737
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing
Replies: 57
Views: 6598

Re: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing

Yes, this is only word of mouth in addition to what I read in this forum hence why I asked to be corrected if incorrect :) I don’t doubt one bit that WN is perfectly safe I just think in general it would be interesting to rotate inspection groups and see what gets missed, if anything. Ironically ro...

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by kabq737
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing
Replies: 57
Views: 6598

Re: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing

I must say I find this one very interesting. Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe WN just had new inspectors from the FAA assigned to it. That certainly makes one wonder how long this was overlooked by the previous inspectors. Interesting stuff. I would be interested in hearing more about this cla...

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by kabq737
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing
Replies: 57
Views: 6598

Re: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing

I must say I find this one very interesting.

Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe WN just had new inspectors from the FAA assigned to it. That certainly makes one wonder how long this was overlooked by the previous inspectors. Interesting stuff.

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by kabq737
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 102
Views: 19508

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

This topic has been locked due to its age per the rules. A new thread for 2020 has been started.

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by kabq737
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy ADS-B Mandate!
Replies: 56
Views: 7719

Re: Happy ADS-B Mandate!

I absolutely love having ADSB in and out on my airplane. Weather is just a bonus!

I think the simple transponder upgrade was well worth it!

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by kabq737
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters
Replies: 125
Views: 12529

Re: 2019 NCAA (and other) Tournament Charters

This thread was inactive for more than 6 moths and will be locked per the forum rules.

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by kabq737
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 8420

Re: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

A few months ago I started flying with a touchscreen cockpit. It’s no big deal like people love to say it is. A well designed GUI is a pleasure to use and I have no issue with it. I’ve flown through some pretty heavy turbulence with it and found that as long as you put a few fingers on the panel ar...

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by kabq737
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 8420

Re: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

A few months ago I started flying with a touchscreen cockpit. It’s no big deal like people love to say it is. A well designed GUI is a pleasure to use and I have no issue with it. I’ve flown through some pretty heavy turbulence with it and found that as long as you put a few fingers on the panel aro...

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by kabq737
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31362

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

New single aisle EIS early 2030s. Two pilots obviously, CFRP fuselage? What else is there that is a realistic possiblity in terms of anything new? GTF engine, variable nozzle? I wouldn’t be shocked if it’s a single pilot design by the time it’s time to cut metal. I hope that isn’t the case but in 1...

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by kabq737
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX
Replies: 55
Views: 13667

Re: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX

https://www.avgeekery.com/boeing-717-fly-way-mainland/


Cool! Thanks!!
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Phoenix757767 wrote:
kabq737 wrote:
Phoenix757767 wrote:
HA ferries planes from HI to MIA for the 717 heavy maintenance and they add cabin fuel tanks to make it from HI to CA.


Do you know what the routing is for that trip?

All I could find was this.

https://www.avgeekery.com/boeing-717-fly-way-mainland/


Cool! Thanks!!

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by kabq737
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX
Replies: 55
Views: 13667

Re: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX

A year ago Hawaiian Airlines operated an Airbus A330 flight from Honolulu to Rome for repainting. That's over 8,000 miles one way, 3,000 miles more than the KLM aircraft had to cover. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1407909 HA ferries planes from HI to MIA for the 717 heavy maintena...

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by kabq737
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 120 diverts to Shemya
Replies: 6
Views: 3054

Re: DL 120 diverts to Shemya

Looks like this has been taken care of. We will lock the thread for housekeeping.

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by kabq737
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140062

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

I think the most interesting part of the Qantas bird is that it’s got less than 30,000 cycles but still has cracking. This makes one wonder if this is a common issue even on younger birds or just a one off.

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by kabq737
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 73164

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

The CEO of Southwest was given the green light by the Board of Directors of Southwest to look at other aircraft as the MAX grounding drags on. Article from today’s Chicago Tribune https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-boeing-737-max-southwest-earnings-20191024-avtvpfzm4rahrd5kms63jybdpe-st...

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by kabq737
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 57068

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

They probably got the a319 neos at a good price. If you are implying that Airbus gave them a sweetener, why on earth would they do that? With 6000 NEO's in backlog, some 2 800 of which are A321's what incentive could Airbus possibly have to "sweeten" an A319NEO purchase? They have to be t...

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by kabq737
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Desert Gold Color Change 1980's
Replies: 11
Views: 4342

Re: Southwest Desert Gold Color Change 1980's

tomaheath wrote:
Is there any ramp equipment still gold?

Last I saw a lot of the stuff at ABQ is gold.

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by kabq737
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA’s Communication Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 6560

Re: AA’s Communication Problem

Yup. I definitely think it’s a pretty chronic issue. On my most recent trip with AA we sat 35 minutes past scheduled pushback time before we were informed that maintenance was on the way to look at our A321. Being a pilot myself and a pretty reasonable person I would be understanding of this if kept...

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by kabq737
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paralympic medallist climbs on top of BA aircraft at LCY - Extinction Rebellion protest
Replies: 15
Views: 5030

Re: Paralympic medallist climbs on top of BA aircraft at LCY - Extinction Rebellion protest

All,

Please keep politics out of this thread so that we don’t have to lock it. Non aviation opinion based discussions can be found in the non aviation thread.

Thanks

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by kabq737
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA testing if airplane seats are too close to effect safe evacuation
Replies: 53
Views: 9878

Re: FAA testing if airplane seats are too close to effect safe evacuation

Locking bins would help. I don’t think so, people will be standing in the aisles desperately trying to open a locked bin, blocking others while the aircraft burns up around them In fact it would make things worse I don’t think we know either way for sure yet. It seems to me that the appropriate sol...

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