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by cerealspiller
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When an Airline drops a route.
Replies: 26
Views: 5241

Re: When an Airline drops a route.

Or even reduces service, why is the A-net consensus always that they airline somehow failed instead of "that market is just not there yet"? If the market isn't there yet then the route shouldn't have been started yet. So failure would be an appropriate term. And seriously if you were a CE...

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by cerealspiller
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13901

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

A B-52 would do a fine job of transporting snowballs in hell.

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by cerealspiller
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)
Replies: 43
Views: 5428

Re: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)

Ah, those were the days. Before mankind invented luggage wheels.

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by cerealspiller
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 383
Views: 70497

Re: 787 vs A350 range

According to Boeing and Airbus websites, the A350 has more range than the 787. 787-9 has a range of 14,100km while the A350-900 has 15,000km and the A350-1000 has a range of 15,557km. So why is it that the 787 is praised as a game changing aircraft that opens up the ability for ultra long routes (s...

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by cerealspiller
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 6699

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

At the airline I worked at, post-9/11 cockpit doors, it was company policy to always have two crew members in the cockpit purely for the reason of should the remaining pilot on the flight deck become incapacitated, there would be someone there to open the door for the other pilot. In fact, pilot su...

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by cerealspiller
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are There So Many Airstrips/Airfields
Replies: 29
Views: 4464

Re: Why Are There So Many Airstrips/Airfields

And in Europe there are lots of former military airfields built for WW2 or Cold War requirements, some of which host general aviation, air cargo, or limited scheduled flights. It isn't so much that someone said "let's build a brand new airfield for our small town", rather "let's use ...

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by cerealspiller
Tue May 22, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turnover time / WOW / Us Airports
Replies: 13
Views: 2080

Re: Turnover time / WOW / Us Airports

Apologize, I was a bit lazy on that post. Did the research, it varies from 85 to 115 minutes depending what US airport it is. Pretty quick compared to legacies long haul acft. The WOW business model is definately an interesting smart one. The problem with the business model that WW does not really ...

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by cerealspiller
Tue May 22, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9843

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

LovePrunesAnet wrote:
Middle seat Lounge before the flight and middle finger experience on board the flight

Right. They should just eliminate those middle seats. Problem solved.

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by cerealspiller
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 3852

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qklHUVzvpPs


Too much wasted runway :spin: . This is how it's done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BY7-LgF7d4
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nuke wrote:


Too much wasted runway :spin: . This is how it's done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BY7-LgF7d4

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by cerealspiller
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?
Replies: 87
Views: 9091

Re: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?

Wouldn't that be mandatory by the regulators? Makes me remember of this incident: https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/F-8-folded-wings.png That’s a stunning picture How that F8 became airborne with next to no wing remaining with most of it folded is hard to believe Wings are overr...

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by cerealspiller
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 31649

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

This is a classic example of why we have lawyers. No, it is a classic example of how lawyers justify their existance. Simple common sense tells us that you cannot hold back an item that belongs to a third party to enforce a payment which i not owed by that third Party. My guess would be that very l...

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by cerealspiller
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 31649

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

This is a classic example of why we have lawyers.

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by cerealspiller
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 25649

Re: Ryanair back to deliberately pissing people off: seat assignments all over the aircraft

It sounds more like they're holding back more desirable (window/aisle) seats for those willing to pay. Exactly. Why should someone that doesn't care where they sit (and wishes to save money) subsidize a couple that wishes to sit together? If this was flipped around, and Ryanair provided a basic eco...

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by cerealspiller
Mon May 22, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL 193 DTW-ICN Diverts back to DTW Yesterday
Replies: 53
Views: 8135

Re: DAL 193 DTW-ICN Diverts back to DTW Yesterday

Not really. They have no scheduled 744 service at MSP and haven't for a while, whereas DTW is ostensibly the base of operations for all of the 744 fleet. DTW almost certainly has the better prepared mechanics, facilities, equipment, and parts to deal with the 744 specifically. If they needed to swa...

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by cerealspiller
Tue May 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 71
Views: 12288

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

A real shame. That was a nice tie.

Also, my first thought was that I was looking at Rick Moranis.

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by cerealspiller
Tue May 09, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants Of International Airports.
Replies: 75
Views: 14434

Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Galleries/Al ... -146-L.jpg
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Seabear wrote:
Austin Mueller, closed in 1999.


Yep. This is pretty much all that remains: https://photos.smugmug.com/Galleries/Al ... -146-L.jpg

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by cerealspiller
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 122
Views: 42185

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=0uPTdKwWo78 The Maho Beach Webcam website had posted their video of the incident, and it's very obvious now that it was NOT a fake. You can clearly see the plane's lights extremely low before it starts climbing to overshoot. Anybody notice that hug...

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by cerealspiller
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: for those who think A343s are incapable of powerful takeoffs
Replies: 23
Views: 9710

Re: VIDEO: for those who think A343s are incapable of powerful takeoffs

Is a 2-stroke power setting an option for taxiing the A340 (@ 1:50 into the video)? Impressive! :-)

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by cerealspiller
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 95
Views: 18879

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

TMZ has now posted a photo clearly showing Harrison Ford landing on the taxiway Charlie so this is no longer an allegation but a confirmed incursion. http://ll-media.tmz.com/2017/02/16/0216-harrison-ford-landing-tmz-7.jpg http://www.tmz.com/2017/02/16/harrison-ford-plane-landing-photo/ Bottom line ...

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by cerealspiller
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk Indonesian pilot makes pre-flight announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Re: Drunk Indonesian pilot makes pre-flight announcement

A massive, systemic failure if it came down to an assertive passenger preventing the aircraft from taking off with this guy in the pilot's seat.

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by cerealspiller
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair flights could one day be free
Replies: 30
Views: 5786

Re: Ryanair flights could one day be free

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/rya ... =ACERDHP15


The flight itself is free, but the service fee for having your boarding pass scanned is $99.
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winterlight wrote:
Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has claimed that seats on the airline's flights could be free by 2026.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/rya ... =ACERDHP15


The flight itself is free, but the service fee for having your boarding pass scanned is $99.

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by cerealspiller
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYMag:MH370 Pilot Flew Suicide Route on His Home Simulator
Replies: 30
Views: 11402

Re: NYMag:MH370 Pilot Flew Suicide Route on His Home Simulator

This was first discussed two years ago, shortly after the disappearance: http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-up ... 6858982152 A few details came out over the next few months and then they seemed to have exhausted that train of evidence and little else was said. I'm not seeing what in New Yorker i...

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by cerealspiller
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A320 nose gear collapse
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

Re: VIdeo of LATAM A320 as its nose gear collapses

http://www.clarin.com/sociedad/Impactan ... 38766.html


Looks like a failed attempt to reconfigure the engines to look like a 737.
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dcajet wrote:
The following linnk shows the moment when the nose gear of LV-BFY retracts uncommanded while at the hangar in LIM, in between flights from/to EZE last Wednesday.

http://www.clarin.com/sociedad/Impactan ... 38766.html


Looks like a failed attempt to reconfigure the engines to look like a 737.

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