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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: 1718

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: 41610

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: 452
Views: 43236

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: 16774

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: 16774

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: 10764

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: 10764

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: 10764

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: 10764

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: 15260

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: 2252

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: 9184

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: 9681

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: 43216

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: 9681

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: 54446

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: 47680

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: 105102

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: 105102

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: 730

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: 16949

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: 5267

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: 5267

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: 34299

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: 34299

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: 1871

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: 324

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: 9725

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: 8170

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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by precure787
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Canceling EWR-AMS
Replies: 31
Views: 13101

Re: DL Canceling EWR-AMS

It's likely they're re-assigning flights to JFK. Similarly, UA moved all JFK flights to EWR.

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by precure787
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lexus RX becomes a 7-seater
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: Lexus RX becomes a 7-seater

The old (2003-2014) RX used to be the defacto "soccer mom car" around my hometown. After the redesign in 2015, I've seen maybe one Lexus RX on the road. The polarizing design has caused everyone to shift to Acura/BMW/Mercedes/Audi. Not exactly. Minivans are actually soccer mom vehicles, m...

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by precure787
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 144
Views: 38380

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

The A330 P2F looks like a great candidate for a modernization project for many airlines.

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by precure787
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lexus RX becomes a 7-seater
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Lexus RX becomes a 7-seater

Lexus' best selling SUV, the RX, now comes with stretched variant with 3rd row seats (modeled as RX L). It will also include the optional F-sport, AWD, and Hybrid variant.
With the RX L, will Lexus send their gas-guzzling GX460 to the chop shop?

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by precure787
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United's A350-900ULR
Replies: 0
Views: 590

United's A350-900ULR

United Airlines was a bit wishy washy when it comes to their new Airbus A350XWB jets. Their A350 orders are traced back in 2009, when they ordered 25 A350-900 jets to replace the 747-400. In 2013, the airline converts to 35 A350-1000 as a more effective replacement for the 747 fleet . Needing to acc...

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by precure787
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 118
Views: 27905

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

As a San Jose State University Aviation Program student, how would that impact those that are majoring in aviation? Will that increase the number of "future" airline pilots and/or address pilot shortage?

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by precure787
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 46200

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Austin787 wrote:
Possible outcomes:
1) HA stays with the A330-800
2) HA converts the order to A330-900
3) HA converts the order back to A350, this time ordering the A350-900


2 and 3 will likely to happen, but not 1.

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by precure787
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 46200

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

The A330-800NEO would be canceled as with the A350-800XWB
Hawaiian Airlines and Asiana Airlines, both respective orders of these aircraft, have considered removing these aircraft as they're not economically viable for both Airbus and the pax traffic.

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by precure787
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 97
Views: 47803

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

More like.......another MOM aircraft, to compete with the 797.

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by precure787
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 35833

Re: Southwest 737-300

At one point, they operated 737-200s, 737-300s/-500s, and 737-700s. That is 3 different generations. They managed it then. The airline did so in order for the network to grow, and aircraft replacement was not necessitated. However, as the 737-200s reached the end of their useful lives, the addition...

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by precure787
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 35833

Re: Southwest 737-300 retirement

Reality check: nothing lasts forever. Parts shortages, accompanied by significant age, indicated that these old airframes are reaching the end of their useful lives. In addition, newer models gave better fuel efficiency and much more significant technology than the older models, as manufacturers com...

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by precure787
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-3: Why did it fail?
Replies: 23
Views: 9727

Re: Boeing 787-3: Why did it fail?

The -3 variant had a same fuselage length, but a shorter wingspan and a higher seating than a -8 variant, and was intended to be for Japanese domestic flights. JAL canceled the -3 variant over delivery delays, while ANA converted the -3 variant into the -8 variant for domestic flights (-9s were assi...

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by precure787
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if your flight instructor is not your flight instructor anymore?
Replies: 1
Views: 421

What if your flight instructor is not your flight instructor anymore?

There are times when you had to change flight instructors for certain reasons (not including those who's doing your stage checks). How would that impact your timeframe for your flight training? I understand that different instructors have different teaching styles and perspectives. In my particular ...

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by precure787
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400 Pax vs. F
Replies: 21
Views: 2744

Re: B747-400 Pax vs. F

When delivered new from factory, the passenger variant has the longer upper deck than the freighter variant. Freighter versions with the stretched upper decks are those converted from passenger service. On 747-400 freighters, you can tell whether it's directly from the factory or converted from pass...

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by precure787
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new safety video!
Replies: 35
Views: 5214

Re: United new safety video!

Now it's officially a trilogy, like Star Wars, of which one of them got a Wilhelm scream.

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by precure787
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 37218

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

I knew that the A350s would replace the 777-200ER fleet.

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by precure787
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future of the 777 Classic fleet looking rather bleak
Replies: 35
Views: 8473

Re: future of the 777 Classic fleet looking rather bleak

Having the 777 still in production, there still some spare parts for the classic 777 series, although as they age, they will retire eventually to make room for newer aircraft. This could possibly happen to AA (operates 777-200ER) and UA (operates non-ER and ER version of 777-200 series), JL, and NH ...

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by precure787
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 11745

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

The Los Angeles Area is also the region with three international airports (LAX, SNA, and ONT).

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by precure787
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 83413

Re: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread

I'd say that the 737 MAX 10 would be a suitable successor to a 757-200 aircraft. The proposed 797 can be a smaller regional jet in hopes to compete with Bombardier CSeries and the Embraer ERJ.

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by precure787
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best Flight Sim?
Replies: 26
Views: 5156

Re: Best Flight Sim?

I think Lockheed Martin P3D would be better, since it's a supported software for Redbird simulators.

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by precure787
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet bumps unaccompanied minor
Replies: 51
Views: 5805

Re: EasyJet bumps unaccompanied minor

If that unaccompanied minor was on United Airlines flight, that would be a different story, given the public outrage via social media that Flight 3411 has caused, especially with the fact that the Vietnamese-American doctor was brutally dragged off the plane by airport security. When do airlines eve...

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