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by brilondon
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 58
Views: 9197

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

Don’t forget widebodies carry an enormous amount of cargo also. Cargo is huge business for airlines like BA (and others of course) and those 6 daily widebodies out of JFK will be full of it. No it's not. Cargo makes up about 3% -5% of revenue that airlines generate. If it was such a huge money make...

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by brilondon
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363180

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

flight152 wrote:
NeBaNi wrote:
Here's a quick modification I did on Paint. What do you guys think?
Image

Makes the tail look like it has a tumor.


I think it's ugly. It's probably more hideous, the larger the aircraft. Try again.

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by brilondon
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363180

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I have read the usual negativity that this forum is well known for. Nobody likes change. Well, I like it's simplicity. It's very smart looking. Will be a nice change to the crap United morphed from their merger.

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by brilondon
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 22144

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

I like the fact they don't have a hub in the southeast. They don't really need another hub in the south east as they have EWR and IAH to serve the southeast and I don't think that they need another hub in the south or the east.

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by brilondon
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 18576

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

MartijnNL wrote:
Great souvenir for the driver of the car that got hit! ;)

As long as they like airplanes and don't file a lawsuit against KL.

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by brilondon
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 54856

Re: BA's Next US Destination

CLT and CVG already have TATL service due to being a AA and DL hub respectively. Personally, I think both airports should be dehubbed though, so if in the (highly unlikely) event that ever happened, BA could start. Why would AA dehub CLT??? Lowest cost per enplanement, southeastern connecting hub A...

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by brilondon
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did United do in June & July?
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Re: How did United do in June & July?

I imagine that it would have some effect but on a year over year basis the incident would have been forgotten and the average person would travel as the normally do in a state of confusion and ignorance.

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by brilondon
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380
Replies: 63
Views: 15297

Re: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380

I don't think that the ULCC market would be good for such a large airliner. The model of an ULCC is subject to keeping costs down that is by definition a LCC. an ULCC is again to reduce the cost even further, although I believe this is more of a marketing ploy to attract people thinking they are get...

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by brilondon
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1001
Views: 209383

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

If Boeing does go ahead with the so called "797", and Airbus countered with the 321neo ++, what timeframe are we looking at for EIS? I would assume a lot earlier than 2025 if so?? That's not very long since there needs to be time for input, from both an engineering standpoint as well as c...

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by brilondon
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 195975

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Why are they doing that? Don't they learn from Boeing? The VLA are not needed. People prefer point to point flying. The hub and spoke system is ailing and should just be put out of its​' misery.

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by brilondon
Mon May 29, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Flight Experience, BLAME Wall Street
Replies: 50
Views: 6399

Re: Bad Flight Experience, BLAME Wall Street

Airlines are here just to make profit. They're not here for your traveling needs. If they can make profit by beating you and kicking you out, they will. While not everybody is beaten up and kicked out, most for most of us, basic luxuries that used to be free like food/water, bin space and even bath...

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by brilondon
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/QX Hawaii Interisland Flying?
Replies: 15
Views: 3684

Re: AS/QX Hawaii Interisland Flying?

Do you remember Mukulele and Aloha? They are no longer in business. I don't think that HA makes much of a profit on it's inter island flights. They are more to feed their mainland flights.

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by brilondon
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?
Replies: 46
Views: 5946

Re: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?

The issue is not that there isn't the demand but there is a ton of flights that are cheap from the mainland of NA as it is. From LAX alone today, Saturday, there are 17 flights from LAX alone. I don't know if the LCC model would work on a route to Hawaii. It is a pretty long distance for the model t...

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by brilondon
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 14744

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

I don't really have a dog inthis fight, but it seems to me that the airlines would be the ones to suffer here or am I not fully understanding the situation. I believe that the routes should be able to sustain themselves without government interference. For the few people it would affect it is not wo...

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by brilondon
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tahiti to Miami AF 772 Y AA 763 J
Replies: 2
Views: 4919

Re: Tahiti to Miami AF 772 Y AA 763 J

That's a good report. Thanks for sharing your experience. I especially enjoyed the views of the aircraft that you were flying on.

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by brilondon
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?
Replies: 29
Views: 7240

Re: What if American Airlines painted their logo on the belly of their planes?

I was wondering why American Airlines did not paint their new eagle logo on the belly of their planes? It would be an added expense with little if any revenue upside to offset the cost. [quote="LeCoqFrancais"] It would add weight to the aircraft, which is going to be an expense which is s...

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by brilondon
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Flipping their 787s
Replies: 9
Views: 2947

Re: Air Canada Flipping their 787s

A number of airlines seem to do this. It is a business move to free up capital and to be able to use the money for other things like improve the bottom line.

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by brilondon
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Orders 10 737 Max 9
Replies: 59
Views: 11725

Re: WS Orders 10 737 Max 9

Westjet is now the 6th airline in North America to acknowledge 737-9s in press releases. United, Alaska, Aeromexico, Copa and Air Canada have all publicly stated they have ordered the 737-9. Things might change if a 737-10 is launched, but the official numbers don't show breakdowns by model. that's...

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by brilondon
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 11955

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

In 27 years of flying I've never had a customer go in to anaphylaxis due to significant peanut residue that is in the carpets and under the sidewalks of the aircraft. :checkmark: I would think it would be more dangerous to preboard and do your own preparation (and how the heck do you "prepare&...

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by brilondon
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS vs CDG for Skyteam and DL
Replies: 30
Views: 5159

Re: AMS vs CDG for Skyteam and DL

I have never been through AMS, but CDG is one of the more painful airports in Europe, either for O&D or connecting. The terminals themselves are generally pretty nice, but the layout of the place makes no sense. I always try to fly into ORY if I can. In my experience, the gold standard of a con...

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by brilondon
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No Meal Service on DL ATL-SFO in F?
Replies: 57
Views: 10421

Re: No Meal Service on DL ATL-SFO in F?

You stated the policy your self, no meals on flights after 8 pm. Not to sure what you are misunderstanding. You are arriving about 11 local time. If you are hungry, there are a number of good restaurants in the SFO area that will gladly separate you from your money for a meal at that time.

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by brilondon
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA opt of split-scimitars on its 737 fleet?
Replies: 30
Views: 7838

Re: Why did AA opt of split-scimitars on its 737 fleet?

I'll jump in with the obvious. They've made a short-sighted mistake that's costing them more and more every day they wait. There's just no good reason not to install them, particularly when they have so many young frames. I don't think that AA would see a return large enough to justify the expense ...

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by brilondon
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's
Replies: 214
Views: 46684

Re: Iran Air saying deal signed to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's

nimool wrote:
Im surprised that the deal does not include 787... Anyway well done and way to go long live IR
Also was expecting airbus rather than boeing :D now even more happier
777s are probably the 8,9,10 versions. Maybe available before they could get the 787s.

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by brilondon
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 214683

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

JohnKrist wrote:
brilondon wrote:
I don't like how the pictures are now displayed on the page. There seems to be a lack of information about the picture.

Any particular info you miss that was there before?

Where is the cross data search function.

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by brilondon
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clark: The World Needs More A380's
Replies: 255
Views: 49119

Re: Clark: The World Needs More A380's

[twoid][twoid][/twoid][/twoid]

jumbojet wrote:
All 3 US legacy CEO's this morning;

Doug Parker - - LMAO
Ed Bastian - - ROFL
Oscar Muniz - - LOL


Exactly what I was thinking. How many of the current airlines are looking to add the A 380?

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by brilondon
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 214683

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I don't like how the pictures are now displayed on the page. There seems to be a lack of information about the picture.

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by brilondon
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W emerges from the factory
Replies: 121
Views: 42218

Re: United 77W emerges from the factory

I think they may be using a new livery similar to that on their 787s.

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by brilondon
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The one oddball in a fleet!
Replies: 93
Views: 22502

Re: The one oddball in a fleet!

The B738 currently operating CVG-LAX has a backward American Flag, though I do not know the aircraft number. Which side of the plane is the flag on? If on the right (starboard) side, then it would appear "backwards" because the blue field/stars are always supposed to be leading, based on ...

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by brilondon
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines to introduce all-suite business class on A350s, 777s
Replies: 126
Views: 18660

Re: Delta Airlines to introduce all-suite business class on A350s, 777s

And while the suites are designed to be a more premium product, customers won’t have to pay any more to fly in them than they do for a typical Delta One ticket on the same route. “This is a product upgrade, not a price upgrade,” Mr. Mapes said. I have a bridge to sell you if you believe this. Anyth...

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by brilondon
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and British Airways partnership?
Replies: 8
Views: 4996

Re: Delta and British Airways partnership?

Sorry to break it to you, but if I've read this right you're going to have to change Terminal at LHR anyway, if you're coming in on VS from T3 to T5 or if you're on Delta from T4 to T5. I think there is an airside bus - but you'll have to go through security at T5 regardless (even if JFK - LHR is o...

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by brilondon
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with the 777?
Replies: 65
Views: 23326

Re: What the hell is going on with the 777?

For those who have been living under a rock for the past year, on Sept. 8th 2015 a BA 77E caught fire at LAS due to uncontained engine failure. Same happened on May 27th 2016 with a KAL 773. On June 27th an SQ 77W burst into flames 2h into the flight and landed, at which point the right wing was en...

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by brilondon
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and British Airways partnership?
Replies: 8
Views: 4996

Re: Delta and British Airways partnership?

T I was wondering if Delta and BA possibly have some sort of deal in place for situations like this that would allow me to be booked all the way through without having to check in again, as the layover is only 1hr 25 mins, which would not give me enough time to go through customs, check in again an...

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by brilondon
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of terrorism in French and German airports?
Replies: 20
Views: 2398

Re: Impact of terrorism in French and German airports?

Anybody who is careful will now avoid Germany. Why? Is Germany more dangerous this week than it was last week? I'd say there is no change. France has not become more dangerous as a result of Nice either, and the US did not become more dangerous after the shooting in Orlando. There are risks in our ...

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by brilondon
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants at Air France to go on strike
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: Flight Attendants at Air France to go on strike

Oh there is a surprise. Wake me if they don't go on strike.

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by brilondon
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costs for an airline to cancel/reschedule an order ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3712

Re: Costs for an airline to cancel/reschedule an order ?

It is usually written into the individual contract or there is a standard clause in their purchase agreement. It is most likely a Claus somewhere in the agreement.

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by brilondon
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will The Last AA MD-80 Routes Be?
Replies: 51
Views: 10743

Re: What Will The Last AA MD-80 Routes Be?

I am hopeful for one more ride myself but the routes I am on don't see many MD's any more.

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by brilondon
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route
Replies: 88
Views: 16339

Re: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route

The A318 (smallest Airbus model) made the longest route from London-City to New York-JFK. They do, but always with a stop in SNN where it's being refueled. The runway in LCY is too short to allow for such a long flight. SNN-JFK is still a long flight, but not as long as LCY-JFK. LCY incurred weight...

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by brilondon
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route
Replies: 88
Views: 16339

Re: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route

For the Small Equipment - Longest Route side of the equation, it probably goes to UA Express routes on E-145 / E-170 types. I know these fly like IAH-CANADA routes. The longest route I have flown is on an ERJ 145 of CO from YYZ to IAH. This was one of the worst flights I have ever experienced. The ...

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by brilondon
Mon May 23, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Does Obesity Cost Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 11364

RE: How Much Does Obesity Cost Airlines?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/frmrCapCadet" class="quote" target="_blank">frmrCapCadet</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>he 737 seats which are only a li...

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by brilondon
Mon May 23, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Delegation In UK Pushing For Direct Flight.
Replies: 101
Views: 17585

RE: Hawaii Delegation In UK Pushing For Direct Flight.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nighthawk" class="quote" target="_blank">nighthawk</a> (<a href="#76" class="quote">Reply 76</a>):<br/><i>IIRC everyone landing in hawaii has to...

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by brilondon
Mon May 23, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Too Much Capacity
Replies: 110
Views: 26663

RE: Airports With Too Much Capacity

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/irishpower" class="quote" target="_blank">irishpower</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i> I guess my follow up question is will...

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by brilondon
Sun May 22, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Delegation In UK Pushing For Direct Flight.
Replies: 101
Views: 17585

RE: Hawaii Delegation In UK Pushing For Direct Flight.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aviatorcraig" class="quote" target="_blank">aviatorcraig</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>I'm not convinced the market for E...

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by brilondon
Sun May 22, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Does Obesity Cost Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 11364

RE: How Much Does Obesity Cost Airlines?

Since the airlines don't weigh you there are no associated costs with obese passengers. That being said, I don't think that airlines can do much as it is considered a disability and as such people must be treated in the manner all disabled people are treated.

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by brilondon
Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Likely To Aid Bombardier
Replies: 98
Views: 11716

RE: Canada Likely To Aid Bombardier

I don't think that a bailout will be sufficient for bomber. They will burn through that cash quite quickly. A loan would be better or just a general purchase of the company.

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by brilondon
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY POST..WN Go Around...Really?Story Of The Year
Replies: 28
Views: 9516

RE: NY POST..WN Go Around...Really?Story Of The Year

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/crownvic" class="quote" target="_blank">crownvic</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>How did this guy make it as a repor...

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by brilondon
Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Wide Body Cross Fleeting To Begin In May
Replies: 54
Views: 20922

RE: AA Wide Body Cross Fleeting To Begin In May

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DolphinAir747" class="quote" target="_blank">DolphinAir747</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> Quoting pilotfox (Reply 1): Dan...

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by brilondon
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA. Wow! What A Waste Of Slots. RJ Central
Replies: 103
Views: 15613

RE: LGA. Wow! What A Waste Of Slots. RJ Central

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/STT757" class="quote" target="_blank">STT757</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Push the regional jets off the Pittsburgh, I...

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by brilondon
Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If McDonnell Douglas Was Still In Business...?
Replies: 135
Views: 23510

RE: If McDonnell Douglas Was Still In Business...?

I don't know why this comes up every once in a while but MDD could not stop the bleeding after the Swissair disaster off the coast of Nova Scotia. That plus the fact that their jewel the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 was a comparative pig on fuel. The <acronym title="Air Madagascar...

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by brilondon
Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Mulls Non-Stop US-Singapore Flight
Replies: 138
Views: 25448

RE: UA Mulls Non-Stop US-Singapore Flight

Is there really a demand for this type route? I would not want to do it. Too long and no matter what First/Business offering you have, I would not like to fly over 10 hours.

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by brilondon
Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Looking For 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 324
Views: 46121

RE: UA Looking For 100-seat Aircraft

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/behramjee" class="quote" target="_blank">behramjee</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>The CS100 is indeed the best aircraft fo...

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