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by backseatdriver
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 162
Views: 46795

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Thunderbolt500 wrote:
How much is this worth in dollars


Right now it's worth the sum of its parts. USD.

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by backseatdriver
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HNL-LON Nonstop?
Replies: 23
Views: 3756

Re: HNL-LON Nonstop?

I have to say that this topic comes up sooooo much here on a.net and just a quick search will open up many previous discussions with the exact same replies. I've lost count how many times that I have quoted Western Airlines HNL-ANC-LGW on these forums! I actually did try to search this topic using ...

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by backseatdriver
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HNL-LON Nonstop?
Replies: 23
Views: 3756

HNL-LON Nonstop?

Has anyone ever offered n/s HNL-LON service? Has Hawaiian (or BA, or anyone) ever considered it?

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by backseatdriver
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New VC-25 livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2616

Re: New VC-25 livery

jbooser wrote:
Kind of looks like the last TWA livery to me.


It is almost identical to the 1990s final TWA scheme, without the navy upswing on the tail. It remains one of my favorite schemes, and I think the look will wear well on the VC-25/747 hull.

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by backseatdriver
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11696

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

TurboJet707 wrote:
Well, in LH's case, "full livery" is actually a relative notion. It will be white, white, white. Some people even say it's not really a livery at all.


That's because it's not. It's just basic titles on white.

By the way, I thought these 777s were being manufactured in CHS not PAE?

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by backseatdriver
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 727 and 747 at Oakland
Replies: 4
Views: 1803

Re: United 727 and 747 at Oakland

Great video. What about the helicopter at 1:30? It looks like it has UAL rainbow colors.

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by backseatdriver
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 16381

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

While WestJet wouldn't comment on the specifics of the case, it said it stands by the crew's decisions. The airline also referenced federal aviation regulations, which state that airlines, at their discretion, can deny boarding to any passenger who shows signs that they could pose a safety risk. I ...

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by backseatdriver
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16935

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Assuming that the passenger had ignored the public announcement AND the FA's direct request to switch the phone to airplane mode, she was right to get sent back to the terminal. But the fact that other passengers stood up for her, and they were thrown off too? That's unbelievable. Of course you shou...

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by backseatdriver
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Passenger irate after medical diversion
Replies: 17
Views: 5363

Spirit Passenger irate after medical diversion

Did not see any other posts on this. One thing I noticed after watching the video is that it appears the aircraft is on the ground, and perhaps the boarding door is open (hard to tell). But the flight crew was out in the cabin area until she approached, at which time they retreated to the flight dec...

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by backseatdriver
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time
Replies: 65
Views: 11124

Re: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time

I have to wonder here if Wells Fargo is complaining because they already had buyers lined up for these planes coming off lease. (Icelandair bought a number of these frames, and freight forwarders have bought or leased others.) It is irrelevant what the lessor's plans for the assets were after the a...

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by backseatdriver
Fri May 18, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 80914

Re: 737 crashes in La Havana

Cubana flies 737s?

Prayers for the safety of all involved.

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by backseatdriver
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6936

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

As an AvGeek, I just love to look up at Delta's fleet history since they are averse to mopping up a diverse fleet from different OEM. Those different Boeing customer codes makes DL's fleet interesting. DL 757-200 fleet has/ used to have -231, -232, -212, 251, 2Q8, and 26D. 767 fleet has 232, -3P6, ...

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by backseatdriver
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7762

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

I usually find some angle to defend the passenger. But here, I..... I just can't.

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by backseatdriver
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14818

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Well we all know that the WSJ is fake news, so take anything they say with a grain of salt. The WSJ is the preeminent news source in the country, perhaps to the chagrin of only those who posses a strong distaste for truth in reporting. The article informs the reader exactly what the metrics are for...

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by backseatdriver
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 47
Views: 6565

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

Backseatdriver is certainly the right name for you. Up front there is a reason for the things we do. It's not a power trip. Safety is black and white and following instructions is too. If something happens we have to answer for it and have to explain why what happened, happened. Aviation rules are ...

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by backseatdriver
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 47
Views: 6565

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

Here we go again is right. Nowhere near enough evidence in the OP to really draw any solid conclusions, and the a.net community has quickly and steadfastly convicted the passenger and become judge, jury and executioner for her incredible audacity to try and calm her young child during a flight. This...

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by backseatdriver
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 15542

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

So here's my question. When a human has a peanut allergy all peanuts are removed from catering and announcements are made in the gate areas that anyone who has peanuts to please not bring them on board. So in this case a human trumps an allergy. However, now we're seeing a passenger with a pet alle...

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by backseatdriver
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 15542

Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Woman-Dragged-Off-Southwest-Airlines-Flight-After-Complaint-of-Pet-Allergy-448206643.html It makes sense that she should be removed, not sure what other option there would have been. I guess she didn't see it that way. The airline has since apologized.

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by backseatdriver
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 32265

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

It's possible there are a whole litany of lawsuits in progress with the airline, which in itself is quite normal for any large corporation. While I'm typically not one to defend UA, I can certainly understand why they are not coming out and apologizing for what could be tens or hundreds of cases lik...

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by backseatdriver
Wed May 31, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA fines UA for failure to inspect 787 maintenance
Replies: 41
Views: 7844

Re: UA fined for operating 787 in not an airworthy condition

traindoc wrote:
The aircraft was airworthy, just not the paperwork.


FAA does not distinguish between the two.

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by backseatdriver
Tue May 09, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow
Replies: 43
Views: 6987

Re: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow

Call me naive, but there are two things I learned on this thread that I find incredible: (1) an airline with a net worth in the tens of billions of dollars literally couldn't fly overnight flights until now due to software limitations, and (2) the new software has the intelligence to target people l...

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by backseatdriver
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane
Replies: 177
Views: 18447

Re: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane

This is getting out of hand. Even if all parties remained calm, kicking someone off of a flight for needing to use a restroom in this situation is completely childish and petty. You didn't take off on time. What do you want to the passenger to do? Wet him or herself? Another case of overzealous air...

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by backseatdriver
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane
Replies: 177
Views: 18447

Re: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane

I've seen this happen many, many times during ground delays and never has the plane returned to the gate. Why the airline would choose to incur the cost of returning to gate, removing the passenger, refunding the ticket... there's got to be more to the story. Good to see that both the passenger and ...

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by backseatdriver
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Allegiant Be Grounded?
Replies: 96
Views: 26408

RE: Will Allegiant Be Grounded?

Where there's smoke there's fire. There's a trend here to label anyone who has safety concerns with <acronym title="Air Guizhou (China) and Allegiant Air (USA)">G4</acronym> as an "Allegiant basher", when in actuality I'm confident that nobody on here wants to see a large smoking hole in the ground ...

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by backseatdriver
Thu May 19, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch King To Get 737 Type-rated
Replies: 39
Views: 13482

RE: Dutch King To Get 737 Type-rated

Makes me wonder what (if any) other heads of state are type-rated pilots? I could never imagine a sitting US President being allowed to fly himself (herself?) anywhere even if they were qualified. The idea of Barack Obama showing up as a "guest pilot" on a commercial flight is something you'd only s...

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by backseatdriver
Tue May 17, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Relaunching MIA-SLC
Replies: 14
Views: 5216

RE: DL Relaunching MIA-SLC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dfwjim1" class="quote" target="_blank">dfwjim1</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> While it might be...

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by backseatdriver
Tue May 03, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces ATL-RNO Service
Replies: 21
Views: 6884

RE: Delta Announces ATL-RNO Service

Any guess on equipment? 73W/73H or 319/320?

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by backseatdriver
Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten Year Old A346 To Be Scrapped
Replies: 37
Views: 23963

RE: Ten Year Old A346 To Be Scrapped

Such a beautiful machine, it is a shame indeed.

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by backseatdriver
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bos To BDA Delta A319
Replies: 49
Views: 11511

RE: Bos To BDA Delta A319

I am somewhat curious, do you have the same type of fear over other things that are far more dangerous? Are you as petrified of being in a vehicle on the highway as you are of being on an aircraft? Do you have paralyzing fear that a tire may burst and send you careening into a jersey barrier? Or are...

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by backseatdriver
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 763As Apparently Retired After S16
Replies: 40
Views: 12895

RE: DL 763As Apparently Retired After S16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/compensateme" class="quote" target="_blank">compensateme</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It's ...

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by backseatdriver
Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2015 NFL Charters
Replies: 68
Views: 16756

RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Interesting exercise would be to do a year-by-year Win-Loss record comparison of <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> vs. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> chartered teams. Wonder if there are any patterns that would point to one being better than another. Who's got ...

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by backseatdriver
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 Pilots: G4 Planes "Barely Pass" Safety Standard
Replies: 58
Views: 15952

RE: G4 Pilots: G4 Planes "Barely Pass" Safety Standard

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nikeherc" class="quote" target="_blank">nikeherc</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>I remember several years ago a <acronym ...

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by backseatdriver
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Starts B717 Service On The West Coast
Replies: 71
Views: 14738

RE: DL Starts B717 Service On The West Coast

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TheRedBaron" class="quote" target="_blank">TheRedBaron</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>heck even in the 90's <acronym tit...

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by backseatdriver
Tue May 26, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current 737-700 Orders
Replies: 40
Views: 10052

RE: Current 737-700 Orders

Maybe someone can help me with some context. I understand that the operating economics of the -800 are more favorable than the -700, and that's why <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> and others would convert orders on the remaining deliveries. But then why did <acronym title="Sou...

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by backseatdriver
Wed May 20, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-un Takes To The Skies
Replies: 83
Views: 21746

RE: Kim Jong-un Takes To The Skies

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/A332DTW" class="quote" target="_blank">A332DTW</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i>Say what you want about the North Korean r...

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by backseatdriver
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TCX To Fly 1-time RT BFS-LAS July 2015 With 757
Replies: 19
Views: 4070

RE: TCX To Fly 1-time RT BFS-LAS July 2015 With 757

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TWA902fly" class="quote" target="_blank">TWA902fly</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>This is even longer than the one-...

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