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by precure787
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23827

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Would the later re-instate the orders, once everything went back to normal?
I don't know if they'd switch to Airbus, since their wide-bodied aircraft are Rolls-Royce exclusive or majority.

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by precure787
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Virtual events vs live events
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Virtual events vs live events

Having many events to be cancelled from the onset of COVID-19 (most of which had the next schedule set in 2021), people came up with virtual events to alleviate frustration and loneliness sustained from the pandemic. What are your thoughts on such virtual events? Is it any better or worse than live ...

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by precure787
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37983

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

I think new orders for 777x and/or the 777F would likely come from EVA Air, Air France-KLM, Korean Air, Air Canada, as means of replacing such older fleet. AC's 77W can carry up to 450 passengers, with a 777x, it would permit more freight operations while flying 450 passengers, having the 777X to ge...

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by precure787
Fri May 15, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123064

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

What might the fate of DL's 777 be? I'm guessing that the ER variants would likely be scrapped and parted out, while the LR variants would be converted into freighters as 777BCF (potential customers who haven't flown the 777F would include, but not limited to: UPS, Air Transport International, ABX A...

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by precure787
Wed May 06, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3678

Re: Should November election be canceled?

Maybe one proposal is that the House of Representatives should decide the next president instead of normal voters. (However, this move can only happen if the candidates fall short of the 270 electoral votes).

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by precure787
Wed May 06, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 67
Views: 15534

Re: 753 and 764 Survival

Most of them are relatively 2 decades old, which could be a good time to retire the 753 and the 764 (Both of whom operated by DL and UA, but replacement is their discretion). It's potential replacement could be the A330-900neo, 787-9, 787-8, 797 (if developed), or A321neo.

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by precure787
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63469

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

This could be DL's plan to phase out ALL the McDonnell Douglas aircraft (MD-88, MD-90, and MD-95/717), as the MD's are rapidly aging relative to their Airbus and Boeing fleets.

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by precure787
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211765

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Would the coronavirus impact the 737 MAX's re-entry into service and/or the 787 production line? What about Airbus as well? Would Boeing and Airbus have to suspend their deliveries to mitigate the coronavirus spread?

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by precure787
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164675

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
some live updates related to the coronavirus. Reference only (may be subject to change)
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https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
some live updates related to the coronavirus. Reference only (may be subject to change)

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by precure787
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JAL order the 777-9?
Replies: 32
Views: 6469

Re: Will JAL order the 777-9?

If they did, it'll be allocated for flights to the US (SFO, LAX, JFK, HNL) or Europe (LHR, CDG), and would be based at either HND or NRT.
However, given the costs and the complexity (including the folding wing), the likelihood would be little to none.

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by precure787
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139055

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Would that men there could be a possible merger between AS and AA? I know that shortly after CO joined Star Alliance, it merged with UA. Let’s hope not. I’m an Alaska Mileage Plan flier and in general I like Alaska. After my connection fiasco in Charlotte on American last March, I vowed to never fl...

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by precure787
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139055

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Would that men there could be a possible merger between AS and AA? I know that shortly after CO joined Star Alliance, it merged with UA.

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by precure787
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA
Replies: 115
Views: 15820

Re: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA

It turns out that Delta and American are switching Latin American carriers with each other. Before Delta's investment on LATAM, they had stakes with GOL, while AA partnered with LATAM. It became the opposite when DL purchased 20% of LATAM (with the latter exiting Oneworld).

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by precure787
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15453

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

May possibly the A350XWB, as Airbus claimed that the A350XWB is more fuel efficient than the 777 (regardless of variant).

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by precure787
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 39350

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

I think Airbus isn't too worried that an A220-500 will cannibalize the A320neo. A220-500 will be shorter range and have less takeoff performance. Much like how the A220-300 did to the A319neo? I'm pretty sure that if range isn't a big factor, which Air France flies the A320 family on domestic and E...

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by precure787
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA to go all 737; phase out E190s
Replies: 36
Views: 6667

Re: COPA to go all 737; phase out E190s

Something to be said for commonality. They obviously have done some financial modeling and feel even if a larger 737NG is a mismatch on some routes, the overall benefit is greater going single fleet than keeping a 100-seater around. Commonality is one thing. Another thing is that the E190s wouldn't...

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by precure787
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA to go all 737; phase out E190s
Replies: 36
Views: 6667

Re: COPA to go all 737; phase out E190s

Probably the E190s are no longer economically viable to many major airlines. AA would phase out the E190s by 2020, probably replacing them with A321NEO and 737s. JetBlue is doing so with the A220-300 as a replacement aircraft for the E190 (effectively becoming an all-Airbus fleet). Air Canada too wi...

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by precure787
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 39350

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

The future replacement for the medium-haul aircraft, would that be the A320neo or A321neo?
The A220-500 could be a good replacement aircraft for the A320-200ceo, and the A321neo could replace the remaining A321ceo.
Moreover, which aircraft would replace the A330-200? The A330neo?

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by precure787
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?
Replies: 46
Views: 6427

Re: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?

It may be good in the short term, but not in the long term.

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by precure787
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72969

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

DenverTed wrote:
C 919 or MC-21?

They can't order the C919 because of tariffs on Chinese-imported products, and the ongoing trade war with China.

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by precure787
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72969

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

Would that mean they'd look for wide-bodied aircraft? If so, then the A330 and the 787 would best fit them. If not, they'd probably go with the A321neo (good for transcontinental and Hawaii routes). The 797 may be a possibility for their aircraft type other than the 737, but depends on the fruition ...

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by precure787
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Lufthansa replace their 747-400 with at KDEN?
Replies: 4
Views: 2566

Re: What will Lufthansa replace their 747-400 with at KDEN?

If all means, yes. My guess is that they'll use a 777-9 or the A350-900, but they have to use which aircraft is better suited for high altitude operations (whether it's high density altitude in the summer days or snow in the winter days)

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by precure787
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 45368

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Ok, that tells me that DL is competing with WN and AS in terms of SJC flights, right? I've taken aviation courses at San Jose State University, and some students have visited SJC as part of field trips or internships, some even hold their jobs right at SJC.

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by precure787
Thu May 23, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57256

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I wouldn't exactly call an A380 a success, because of fewer orders/customers. Emirates is the only airline that took large quantity of the A380, but after exchanging for smaller Airbus orders, the A380 program will call it quits in 2021. The 747-8, on the other hand, may continue their production un...

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by precure787
Tue May 14, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 17933

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

I can buy 2 same year model cars but have different engines but they are both the same model range. Different engines have different parameters (fuel economy vs power, and are subject to tradeoffs). Let's say you want to drive a Hyundai Sonata, for example, they have a basic 2.4L normal aspirated e...

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by precure787
Tue May 14, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 17933

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

The A320NEO is basically a newer version of the A320, which is true because it gets a newer engine for efficiency. However, a 737-800 being the older version of the MAX is untrue, as it would've scared airlines into grounding the NG's as well. The fact is, the older 737s are NOT installed with MCAS,...

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by precure787
Sat May 11, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 51
Views: 11110

Re: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s

An increasing number of airlines are ordering A321s because of increased traffic and limited airport slots. EVA Air in Taiwan also operates A321s and airlines in neighbouring countries like Vietnam, South Korea and Hong Kong are similarly equipped. All Nippon Airways have their A321neos in hand, fl...

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by precure787
Sat May 11, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 51
Views: 11110

Re: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s

most of us know CI's past history with their aircrafts crashing or having issues and at the moment, they're trying to clean up their reputation. Having gone with the MAX series, they would have tempted fate of something occurring or losing whatever public trust they're regaining at the moment. CI's...

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by precure787
Fri May 10, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 51
Views: 11110

Re: China Airlines to lease 14 A321NEO

ewt340 wrote:
Besides, the semi-commonality with A330 and A350 would definitely helps a lot.


Bigger question: will they use the same exit layout as their other Airbuses or use the cabinflex?

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by precure787
Thu May 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 51
Views: 11110

Re: China Airlines to lease 14 A321NEO

Of the 25 new A321neos, would some of them be allocated to their LCC subsidiary Tigerair Taiwan? It may be a strong possibility that they're focusing more towards Airbus aircraft. Mandarin Airlines' E190 fleet may be replaced by the A220-300 aircraft, given that JetBlue and Air Canada are doing that...

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by precure787
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 16137

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

I think Europe may have a higher taxation than that of America. That may have played a factor on how the airline shutdown rate is higher in Europe, compared to that of America. Even though Europe may have a busy air traffic, taxation may have affected the profits to the point that the airlines can n...

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by precure787
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America's Favorite Word: Socialism
Replies: 45
Views: 2700

Re: America's Favorite Word: Socialism

If some Americans like Socialism, they should turn back 2 decades in Venezuela, which a socialist politician, Hugo Chavez, took power. After Chavez's death, Venezuela remained socialist, under the leadership of Nicolas Maduro. There, mass shortages, crimes, poverty, hunger, and diseases predominate....

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by precure787
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 10237

Re: Do we need Communism in US?

No, communism kills people. Look how many people were killed by Joseph Stalin of Soviet Russia, Mao Zedong of People's Republic of China, and the Kim Dynasty of North Korea. In fact, Communism killed more people than the number of Jews that the Nazis killed in The Holocaust. https://www.youtube.com/...

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by precure787
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to downgrade B737MAX to 737NG?
Replies: 34
Views: 9917

Re: Is it possible to downgrade B737MAX to 737NG?

Wrong! NG production finishes on May 3rd The production usually finishes when there's no more unfilled orders. You can't necessarily or precisely predict when the production would be finished with no outstanding orders. The 747-8, for example, would've ended production no later than 2020, but thank...

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by precure787
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 45289

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

I'd only assume that it's done by a 737-800NG. Would they switch to a 737 MAX once the groundings have been lifted (that being said, finalize the cause of ET302 crash and fix the MCAS)?

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by precure787
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to downgrade B737MAX to 737NG?
Replies: 34
Views: 9917

Re: Is it possible to downgrade B737MAX to 737NG?

In terms of modifications, no. In terms of exchanging orders, yes.
The only 737NG variants that are still in production are the -800 and the -900ER series.

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by precure787
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56549

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Does that even help recover either Airbus and Boeing from their biggest headaches currently? We know that Airbus suffered their biggest headache for this year after the A380 program will end with Emirates reducing their A380 orders in favor of smaller ones, costing Airbus financial losses sustained ...

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by precure787
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 49468

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

Well, that's part of the A380 demise; BA only like ordered 12 of the A380s before settling with smaller jets to replace the 747s.

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by precure787
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 109571

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Emirates have stated that they'd retire the A380s 12 years after each unit was delivered. With that in mind, Emirates would retire their last A380 in 2033 (predicted). At least the 747s would still be flying when all A380s are retired from service (although the former would continue as a freighter,...

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by precure787
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 109571

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Emirates have stated that they'd retire the A380s 12 years after each unit was delivered. With that in mind, Emirates would retire their last A380 in 2033 (predicted). At least the 747s would still be flying when all A380s are retired from service (although the former would continue as a freighter, ...

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by precure787
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do airlines allow Anime-themed bags (Itabag)?
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Do airlines allow Anime-themed bags (Itabag)?

I understand that decorating bags with anime stuff can be part of anyone's hobby (can be even customizable). However, airlines want pilots to demonstrate what's called professionalism, as in to bring positive image to the airline, and the public at large (as they can be the passengers/customers). So...

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by precure787
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 17824

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

It's likely that they're acting inclusive towards fat passengers, due to the fact that they were judged by normally-weighted passengers. However, that movement wouldn't do good because larger passengers take more than a seat, as well as decreasing fuel economy from heavier weight. Likewise, if pilot...

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by precure787
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JetBlue ever fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 32
Views: 5581

Re: Will JetBlue ever fly to Hawaii?

Super80Fan wrote:
As soon as Alaska, United, or Hawaiian merges with them.

Alaska has already merged with Virgin America (the former keeps the brand name), whereas United has merged with Continental. JetBlue's merger may not be possible due to lacking of competition.

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by precure787
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JetBlue ever fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 32
Views: 5581

Re: Will JetBlue ever fly to Hawaii?

If that's the case, they'd use the A321neo to get there (most likely from LAX).
From JFK, they'd have to make a stopover at either LAX or SFO, unless they can get the aircraft capable for flying non-stop (possibly he A330neo)

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by precure787
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 35038

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

not that much transatlantic activity in EWR. That is very incorrect. United flies transatlantic from EWR to: AMS, TXL, BRU, DUB, EDI, FRA, GNV, LIS, LHR, MAD, MAN, MXP, MUC, CDG, FCO, ZRH, TLV, ATH, GLA, HAM, KEF, SHN, VCE, and that doesn't even count other airline service. *facepalm* You're only t...

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by precure787
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 35038

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

Then it'll likely use transatlantic flights, given that JFK is the busiest transatlantic hub in the US; not that much transatlantic activity in EWR.

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by precure787
Mon May 07, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC859 (LHR-YYZ) operated by MAX 8 today 5/6
Replies: 5
Views: 1932

Re: AC859 (LHR-YYZ) operated by MAX 8 today 5/6

First transatlantic aircraft for a 737MAX

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by precure787
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford to discontinue sedans; focus on crossovers, SUVs, and light trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Ford to discontinue sedans; focus on crossovers, SUVs, and light trucks

Although Ford may be popular enough to compete with Toyota and Honda in the sedan market, they did a crazy move by killing off sedan and hatchback models (Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, C-Max, and Taurus) and shift towards light truck models (EcoSport, Escape, Edge, Flex(?), Explorer, Expedition, Transit va...

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by precure787
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting
Replies: 85
Views: 10243

Re: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting

She did "force" the bag through (I saw it). For the bag to fit, it has to go in without the bag rubbing the sides that prompted the passenger to force her bag through. I guess my "Cessna" pilot's bag would fit through, as long as I don't overpack it.

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by precure787
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?
Replies: 44
Views: 8332

Re: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?

I would consider so. In fact, Haneda is closer to Tokyo. Plus, airlines gave the passengers opportunity to glance at the Tokyo skyline, as well as the Tokyo Disneyland area.

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