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by maverick4002
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uber helicopter service @ JFK
Replies: 8
Views: 1975

Re: Uber helicopter service @ JFK

The only issue I have with these services is in regards to luggage space, BLADE only allows one bag with a 20-pound limit. For a business traveler flying to London for a couple of days, he could get by but you lose a lot of markets when people aren't able to bring in much more than a slightly heavy ...

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by maverick4002
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 169
Views: 37705

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

Greatly impressed with Chinese construction tbh. Good job

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by maverick4002
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52790

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

American Airlines really need to place an order for A321XLR to push Boeing to finally launch 797. AA, please do it. Uhm, the opposite would be true. Why would an airline buying a competing product (aka potential frames for Boeing at one point) HELP the business case for the 797? It only further bur...

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by maverick4002
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45318

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

I think that the only thing that Boeing can do is to keep selling MAXes and bridge the gap to the NSA. The NSA can be a 3-aircraft family of 180, 210, 240 seats, centered around the 210-seater. So what if Airbus wins a year worth of production for the XLR for the next 10 years. Plus, the XLR isn't ...

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by maverick4002
Sat May 25, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)
Replies: 23
Views: 9608

Re: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)

Im sorry but you played yourself by going right as the hotel opens. Ofcourse there will be kinks to be worked out still. Im sure if you go late summer it will be better.

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by maverick4002
Tue May 07, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 8101

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

First off, The sheer amount of distance between these two points is truly immense and I am not even sure there is a commercial aircraft that could do it non stop with passengers. The second problem is if the demand is really there (I do not believe there is). New Zealand is a tiny country that alre...

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by maverick4002
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.
Replies: 21
Views: 3092

Re: Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.

YouGeeElWhy wrote:
So like Chat Roulette for flying. Sign me up.


Chatroulette! This throwback :lol:

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by maverick4002
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 74
Views: 10868

Re: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

jfklganyc wrote:
What happened to JFK?

Have to show what a disaster it has become for AA

Technically, the AA hub is NY (not either airport)


Jeez lol, i feel like every comment you make on here is about AA and JFK

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by maverick4002
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q1 earnings
Replies: 15
Views: 4912

Re: United Airlines posts Q1 earnings

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/16/united- ... nings.html


And is this an issue for those dumb analysts? I would assume profitability trumps revenue so it shouldnt be an issue.
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janders wrote:
Beat estimates on profit but missed on revenue

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/16/united- ... nings.html


And is this an issue for those dumb analysts? I would assume profitability trumps revenue so it shouldnt be an issue.

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by maverick4002
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 11552

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

Darn, that orange side looks sexy af. I'm into it. Also, is that a Max model lol

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by maverick4002
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled
Replies: 97
Views: 23786

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

is this decision final? they stopped at texaco, but have the started removing things already in place (that would indicate its all overbut if at standstill I guess they can easily just restart it)

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by maverick4002
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 662
Views: 165896

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

How is this move going? I heard from someone that TK cancelled their flight to Atlanta today and didnt make any alternate arrangements at all.

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by maverick4002
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Announce Order for 6 Q400s
Replies: 17
Views: 5388

Re: Bombardier Announce Order for 6 Q400s

I wonder if this could be Caribbean Airlines lol. I think there was some talk of starting up a regional hub in Kingston Jamaica with a new model type?

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by maverick4002
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21327

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I dont mind it lol. I've had to take a bus to the terminal in Shanghai and from the terminal to the plane in Istanbul and Kiev..

Actually, I also took a bus when flying Delta @ JFK last summer.

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by maverick4002
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...
Replies: 28
Views: 11539

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...

Has the EU ban been lifted? I was on Flight Radar last night looking at 757s in the air and I swear I saw about 3 from them, over the EU.

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by maverick4002
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 12228

Re: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020

I have heard only horror stories about them in the past few weeks including their apparently ridiculous baggage policy and fees. The travel blog world isnt favorable to them right now.

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by maverick4002
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 20099

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

https://www.caymanairways.com/mobile/CA ... Operations


Oh Cayman Airlines, who are they? Only 2 aircraft, no biggie. /s
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SoCalPilot wrote:
Add Cayman Airways to the list also. They've announced the grounding of their 2 Max 8's.

https://www.caymanairways.com/mobile/CA ... Operations


Oh Cayman Airlines, who are they? Only 2 aircraft, no biggie. /s

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by maverick4002
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47468

Re: British Airways orders 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

This is a big winner for Boeing. Now that Airbus has nothing to offer above the A350-1000, the market is all in Boeing's pockets. Now they only need to launch the NMA to totally destroy Airbus in the widebody market. With a B797/787/777X combo, Airbus' meager A330neo/A350 offering will be eclipsed....

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by maverick4002
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA to be split into 3 business units
Replies: 14
Views: 5639

Re: SAA to be split into 3 business units

Wouldnt there be a need for the units to work together though? Like International to domestic transfers etc. This seems....overly complicated? How do you allocate revenues/costs for someone flying say LHR-JNB-Pretoria for example. I mean good luck to them, I see other commentors saying other airlin...

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by maverick4002
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA to be split into 3 business units
Replies: 14
Views: 5639

Re: SAA to be split into 3 business units

Wouldnt there be a need for the units to work together though? Like International to domestic transfers etc. This seems....overly complicated? How do you allocate revenues/costs for someone flying say LHR-JNB-Pretoria for example. I mean good luck to them, I see other commentors saying other airline...

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by maverick4002
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10570

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

I must be missing something. The issue from the airline's perspective (and, to be fair, also the bus or train operators') is that they might have been able to sell that seat on the B to C leg for a higher fare than what they charged the original passenger. Because the passenger did not continue pas...

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by maverick4002
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 100
Views: 14469

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation

As much as I applaud the changes, I am also mixed and torn on this. Short term enhancements are most definitely needed. But it's also just that - short term. It would be much wiser to use that same funds on long term capital improvements to the overall operational aspects of JFK - such as cleaning ...

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by maverick4002
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 100
Views: 14469

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

https://thepointsguy.com/news/new-detai ... -and-more/

lots of detailss here including how B6 will be utilizing the vacated space
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https://thepointsguy.com/news/new-detai ... -and-more/

lots of detailss here including how B6 will be utilizing the vacated space

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by maverick4002
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 100
Views: 14469

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

$344M seems low to replicate at a minimum BA's operation from 7 based on passed discussions here and my knowledge of NYC construction costs, thought these are private entitites so I assume they will be more efficient

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by maverick4002
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling
Replies: 48
Views: 14656

Re: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling

F27500 wrote:
She's filing all these claims of harassment and PTSD and horror and drama and abuse … but yet is covering her face in her interview? Why? Cuz she knows she'd be recognized by all her fans … ruining her case.

Sounds more like America here than Taiwan.


You sound special, bless your heart

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by maverick4002
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mendoza, Argentina looking for Madrid flights
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: Mendoza, Argentina looking for Madrid flights

Just governor’s wish. Will never happen! I would not say that. Mendoza is one of Argentina's prime tourism destinations in its own right (and high-end tourism, MDZ is not for those on a tight budget) and with Argentina's wine industry located there, it has also a good deal of corporate travel: the ...

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by maverick4002
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 169
Views: 37705

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

What are those tall buildings towards the entrance? New construction? Hotels?

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by maverick4002
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 14628

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

There is no doubt that South Africa is becoming increasingly unsafe, especially if you are white.[/quote]

:o :o :o :o :o :o :o

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by maverick4002
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200
Replies: 31
Views: 6021

Re: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200

I think they use to send one down to Port of Spain from Miami. It was the mid morning departure our of Miami. The later was a 737 I think.

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by maverick4002
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brilliant Aeromexico ad has gone viral!
Replies: 64
Views: 9703

Re: Brilliant Aeromexico ad has gone viral!

Some of these comments....

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by maverick4002
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 23562

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

In terms of clue(s), I think it's the responses in GIF form...how many cities are there that are in GIF form? And if there are cities they are probably decent sized metro(s)/hubs. A GIF is literally a moving picture. You search practically any city and you will get a GIF. I doubt that was a clue, o...

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by maverick4002
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Airlines Unveils Stunning New Cabin Product
Replies: 13
Views: 4848

Re: LATAM Airlines Unveils Stunning New Cabin Product

I've never flown premium class but in the second pic at the source, those two seats are awfully close, no? Is that usually how the seating is up there?

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by maverick4002
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 13898

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

JFK has midnight to 2am departures to the Caribbean and Latin America as well. It happens.

Just tonight there are departures to Kingston, Guatemala City, Mexico City, Cincinnati, Manila, Chengdu, Beijing, Ft.Lauderdale, Costa Rica between 1am and 3am

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by maverick4002
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer
Replies: 103
Views: 13768

Re: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer

Hmm good for Port of Spain to get UA daily in the summer months now. I know they do well from Houston. I wonder why the change now. Most of the diaspora is in the Brooklyn/Queens area.

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by maverick4002
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 169
Views: 37705

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

I was in China a month ago and had a really good time. Visited Beijing but took the train from Shanghai so didnt get to experience PEK. Reading through the thread, is PEK going to remain open to commercial flights? If so, why would they operate a split airport situation. Which airport is more ideall...

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by maverick4002
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5669

Re: EWR pax numbers through October 2018

[quote="EWRandMDW"]PANJNY (to me NY never comes first!)

Lol what :wave:

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by maverick4002
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2
Replies: 39
Views: 9199

Re: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2

I dont have kids or Ipads but generally also prefer seat back. Yeah I can use my phone but 1) IFE is a bigger screen 2) I dont use my phone now to watch movies etc so its weird to do it on a flight and 3) it uses down the battery

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by maverick4002
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 408
Views: 61584

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

I laughed at how he specifically said only Delta does customer service lol

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by maverick4002
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Aims to Double Its Number of Airports to 450 by 2035, with Twelve 100M Airports under Planning
Replies: 44
Views: 5314

Re: China Aims to Double Its Number of Airports to 450 by 2035, with Twelve 100M Airports under Planning

How busy is PVG? I was there within the last few weeks. Landed at 730pm ish on a Sunday and though we used a remote stand, the actual airport didnt seem to busy. I also left on a Monday at about 1pm and again, the terminal airport didnt seem that busy.

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by maverick4002
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 20163

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

So I assume a paint job is included in the purchase price yes? Would ANA have had to pay extra because this is a special livery?

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by maverick4002
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 20163

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

I was not expecting that! I am into it.

Is this an international bird or doing regional/domestic flights?

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by maverick4002
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW
Replies: 15
Views: 1804

Re: First A320 for JetSmart Argentina delivered today at XFW

Fixed that for you. :wink2: I know that this board is global, but I'm pretty sure that by now folks know that raccoons are also referred to as trash-pandas. The comment refers to the black cockpit window mask that seems to be spreading beyond the A350. So my question remains. Is the black cockpit w...

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by maverick4002
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71152

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

If he is saying historic, Africa is my immediate reaction. If Africa, where though?

I'll say Nigeria or Ghana

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by maverick4002
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 16512

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

By the way folks, changing the subject a bit but... I was in Petra, Jordan last month and TK built a covered tiered sitting area, bleachers at the entrance of Petra big enough for few hundred people. It has all kinds of TK posters surrounding it and it says if you show your TK ticket, you can get a...

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by maverick4002
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8323

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

I wonder how fast they are going?

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by maverick4002
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 56925

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

AA, DL and UA have all made their toilets smaller, just 24" wide. If BW will have wider ones, then the fewer seats will need to have higher yields. BW has to compete against AA and B6 so having more legroom and wider seats will be a competitive factor. Caribbean people aren't the smallest peop...

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by maverick4002
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 10938

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

Few people participating in these threads want to accept reality. Amazon doesn’t even employ 50K in Seattle; it could take a couple decades before that many people were employed at HQ2A and HQ2B. Amazon’s impact will be gradual, and quite frankly, minimal. NYC sand D.C. are hot markets with limited...

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by maverick4002
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10
Replies: 101
Views: 24394

Re: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

So does the aircraft fly in the next 60 days before first passenger flights or what? Do they do like ~test flights with FA's and stuff but no passengers until then or does it just sit until Jan 5?

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by maverick4002
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 74
Views: 16971

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

The series of events sounds entirely pluasible for a mechanical problem at an outstation. Here is the sequence that it sounds like: Passengers boarded Mechanical problem found and mechanics tried to fix it After 4 hours they cancel flight and put passengers in hotel in Orlando Next day they board a...

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