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by friendlyskies22
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 564
Views: 57728

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

No incentive....just COVID fears...after all, there have been 19 deaths here so far....!?

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 564
Views: 57728

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

re: Hawaii service and quarantines...heavy rumors that the Aug 1 pre-testing will move to at least Sept. 1 So if that's the case, the 14 day quarantine for all arrivals will remain in August. All Hawaii mayors are pushing for the extension, and Gov. Ige will probably decide this coming week. The sum...

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10883

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

No one, including HA is going to expand any flying until the HI governor decides to stop the 14 day quarantine. They just extended it another 30 days (July 31) which kills the summer business and probably the 4Q as well. I feel sorry for all the restaurant, hotel, retail and other visitor-related em...

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by friendlyskies22
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy birthday to 777 (United Airlines)
Replies: 23
Views: 4695

Re: Happy birthday to 777 (United Airlines)

When UA sheds this iconic aircraft, it should go into a United Museum...

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by friendlyskies22
Mon May 11, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 564
Views: 57728

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Re: airport development plan: Thanks for the info SanFan, but both those links go to the abbreviated report that I was talking about. The full report that I'm sure I saw on the SAN.org site several months ago had a lot more detail and I believe incorporated all those corrections seen on the current ...

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by friendlyskies22
Sat May 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 564
Views: 57728

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

SANfan or anyone else: Do you have a link to the Airport Development Plan, Final EIR, certified back in January?
The current page on san.org shows a link but all I see is the Intro, Comments, and Corrections & Additions, not the full report.
Thanks.

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by friendlyskies22
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5555

Re: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread

nine4nine: If you wanted to know about SoCal aircraft storage, why did you leave off VCV, SBD & MHV?

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463912

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

x1234..."every 777 Polaris"....except the 20 domestic birds and the yet to be converted (maybe) 3 ER birds. . attention UA pilots flying ferries to ROW: any chance of getting a picture of the parked aircraft (maybe on your fly-out deadhead?) Please post...don't see any pix in the local pap...

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463912

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Re: N777UA, YES, it belongs in a United Museum. #1 delivered 5/1995. (Pima already has a CX 777) United really needs a museum, to showcase the Pride, History, Legacy and Education of the great company. Look at what DL has done in ATL. Check out the you tube animation, and this was before they displa...

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by friendlyskies22
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Moderator...
seeing this topic is getting huge, maybe time to split this into International carriers/cities and the other U.S domestic carriers/cities?
Would make it easier to scan the news that a reader wants to see?

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by friendlyskies22
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14619

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

(ericm2031)

"I think UA was already planning to drop down to 1 LAX-HNL, 1 SFO-HNL, 1 ORD-HNL, 1 IAH-HNL based on dummy bookings for the 1st week of April. They are relying on HA to get people to the other islands."

Please quote your source.

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463912

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

calpsafltskeds:
perhaps a new tab in the fleet website would be helpful, showing acft stored at temp storage sites, like ROW.
Thanks

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by friendlyskies22
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463912

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

atcsundevil:
any idea why some posts just after #788 regarding UA and the USOPC (Olympics) got deleted?

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by friendlyskies22
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 564
Views: 57728

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Re: UA SAN Hangar...pretty small, about 75x100x30H...no go on a 737 (117x130x41H) There's a Menzies sign on it recently with a lot of their fuel trucks parked around it, so they may be doing veh maint in there. Possibly a bunch of hazmat on or underneath it. Would be a nice mini museum, but would ne...

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 564
Views: 57728

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

anyone know where the old UA hangar is going to be moved to and who currently owns it? One of the T-1 rebuild docs said it can't be demolished as it's historic, and said it would be moved to the north side, maybe by the GA area or the cargo area.
Thanks

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?
Replies: 75
Views: 11650

Re: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?

Don't know about the other guys, but UA requires BE pax NOT checking bags to go to the kiosk or counter to get a boarding pass. (Can't get one online) This presumably to let the agent have a look at the pax underseat carryon to insure they aren't trying to pull a fast one... Gate agents were probabl...

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.
Replies: 37
Views: 9029

Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

This move by DL is a shining example how the company cares about its employees, retirees and the important area of public image and education. Other major carriers seem to have missed this type of opportunity to showcase their history, image and legacy.

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena
Replies: 37
Views: 6185

Re: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena

UA forked over 70M to USC to name the 95 year old LA Coliseum. Then there was an outcry so they downgraded it to United Airlines Field. One sign above the new press box and almost unreadable field markings, and I didn't hear any USC announcers mention United at the recent USC game, and the Rams are ...

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 701678

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Re: New Livery; does anyone know why UA isn't sending the 14 MAX's to VCV or AMA instead of GYR to get the new paint?

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 188249

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

OK, re other airports...NKX is really the only feasible alternate. As SANAQV8R pointed out, North Island wouldn't work, due to access (3 lane bridge) and the size of the Navy operation. Lets face it, any more work at SAN, including terminal rebuilds and rapid transit attempts, are strictly band-aids...

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by friendlyskies22
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/11/2019:AA Out PHXEGE;AM MAXs Gone;CA Cuts HNLPEK;F9 Drops RDU-CLE/MSY/PBI/RSW/TPA;SA Cuts DSSIAD;WO SAN
Replies: 49
Views: 12088

Re: OAG Changes 8/11/2019:AA Out PHXEGE;AM MAXs Gone;CA Cuts HNLPEK;F9 Drops RDU-CLE/MSY/PBI/RSW/TPA;SA Cuts DSSIAD;WO S

Good info on this report. Am I imagining things, but didn't this site offer once the ability to hover or click on either a city code or airline code and a tiny popup window would open showing the city name or airline name? I know a-netters know most of the codes, but I always see a few weird ones th...

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by friendlyskies22
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes
Replies: 20
Views: 3430

Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

The GE/Pan Am -121 made it's final flight November, 2018 from VCV to DMA (Davis-Monthan) for the Pima Museum. Not sure of its
status, as it isn't shown on Pima's aircraft list. GE now doing testing with a -400.

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 19684

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

1. One free checked bag to allow more space in overheads ?
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2. finally, a formal spacious United Museum ?

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by friendlyskies22
Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 69
Views: 6054

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

OGG, great spot on paved bike trail, near Stable Road by the Yellow safety wall. Probably 150' to taxiway alpha where the majority of ops turn off RW 2. Parking also at Kanaha Beach, with restrooms, and a 10 minute walk/ride to the bike trail. Good view of the Hazmat area, where oddball fixed and Mi...

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by friendlyskies22
Tue May 14, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/China Tariffs
Replies: 2
Views: 314

US/China Tariffs

I'm wondering if the U.S. will impose tariffs on China services, as well as goods? I'm thinking aircraft maintenance, done in China, for U.S. Carriers, at places like HKG and XMN. Like goods, if services were tariffed, then it could mean more U.S. jobs, i.e. aircraft maintenance. Any thoughts on this?

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by friendlyskies22
Tue May 14, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5696

Re: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme

I think we can thank/blame WN for starting the safety video bonanza with their annoying cutesy live FA spiel that has made the You Tube rounds for years. After that, all carriers thought "we can do that," and the rush to produce their own annoying videos began. I like those UA 737's and 77...

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by friendlyskies22
Sun May 05, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7465

Re: Airline owning a airport

UA used to own BUR...

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by friendlyskies22
Fri May 03, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 43
Views: 15740

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

"The pupose of a map is to be... a map. Maps don't show people, cars and planes. Those are called photographs. ;)" True, and Google Maps Satellite View are photographs. Most views I see are single photographs, a few views are multiple photos stitched together, like the airport examples. I ...

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by friendlyskies22
Thu May 02, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 43
Views: 15740

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

Google Maps and other map tools are wonderful, educational, informative and valuable. Everyone understands that the satellite image is taken at a point in time, and we all expect to see what the satellite sees. To begin to modify the images for some reason dilutes the value of the app/site. I have w...

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by friendlyskies22
Wed May 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 43
Views: 15740

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

Pretty weird....I checked OAK, SJC, LAX & FAT and the images looked normal. Bing Maps shows the proper view of SFO, although I find that Bing Maps is 2-3 years older than Google, so Images look different. They definitely erased the aircraft, as the end of some jetways are blurry, like they were ...

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by friendlyskies22
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49430

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Revelation....on Google Earth at the bottom of the page, it shows the photo date. I sometimes see it also on Google Maps, but not always. Google Earth is a huge program, and will not load on certain computers, depending on the age of the computer, but try it, it's great. Off topic, but on both progr...

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by friendlyskies22
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49430

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Re images: Both the Google Maps satellite view and the Google Earth images show older WN aircraft, with the "Southwest" painted over/removed, so these aren't MAX's. The Google Earth image shows a date of 8/25/2018. I wish those two excellent programs would have 'real time' images, but they...

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 188249

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Re Second Runway....yes it is possible, it's called NKX (Miramar)

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by friendlyskies22
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 49937

Re: WN and Hawaii.

my bad, you are correct, WN may have some -7s. I was reading where they deferred 23 units until 2023.

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by friendlyskies22
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 49937

Re: WN and Hawaii.

WN not getting -7s for 4 years....forget DEN-HNL...

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by friendlyskies22
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 49937

Re: WN and Hawaii.

Re: WN DEN...doubtful, DEN-HNL is 3365 mi and the MAX 8 shows 3550 mi range, probably less with all those free bags and ETOPS requirements. Plus UA is going from a 752 to 777 DEN-OGG, plus the HNL 777. Wide bodies rock.

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 49937

Re: WN and Hawaii.

stop knocking OGG...In April they will open a 4,000 vehicle rental car facility to handle the 2,500 rentals they do a day, more than HNL. A mini train will run the few hundred yards to the ticketing and baggage claim areas, eliminating the Rental Car Busses. Now our Maui visitors can tell their frie...

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29279

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Re expansion, I wonder if they have considered pushing the car rental lot about 250' to the NW and make new gates 2/4, so 737's could get in and push out. Seems to be vacant land just up E. Clinton adjacent to the second car rental facility that could be used to store excess rental vehicles. The oth...

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29279

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Re: Amtrak, FAT to BFL on Amtrak is 2.5 hours, then a 2+ hour ride over the hill to LA Union Station, with a stop at BUR.
The Amtrak bus does not go to LAX. If a person wanted to get to LAX, why wouldn't they just fly there direct vs going into FAT?

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by friendlyskies22
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown
Replies: 50
Views: 9829

Re: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown

Take a look at:
18 U.S. Code § 201. Bribery of public officials and witnesses

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29279

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

UA needs to run at least one mainline acft in the morning to DEN to hit all the connections. 2.5 hours in a CR2 is painful, plus the gate check issue. They also used to have the late night O/N mainline which picked up all the late arriving connections in SFO and make the morning connections in SFO w...

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by friendlyskies22
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 19838

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

...onboard Inaugural flight HNL-LAX September, 1970.

Now its time to get one of those beautiful -400's into a proper United museum.
Bunch of them sitting in VCV. SFOMX would be a great location.

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by friendlyskies22
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 14058

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

...pax sitting on the floor??
Don't give the U.S. airlines any ideas...

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?
Replies: 66
Views: 10625

Re: Japan-Maui nonstop flight?

The runway 2 and 5 2000' extensions have been on the planning docs for decades, but the airport/island don't seem to be in a rush to get it done, even with the relative ease of construction (flat land, no buildings to be removed, etc.) The locals seem to push back on any expansion, although OGG just...

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747s - PHOG - Kahului, Maui
Replies: 4
Views: 1947

Re: 747s - PHOG - Kahului, Maui

I've seen the Sands Hotel 747SP in there at least once, parked over at the HazMat area.
FYI, there is great OGG spotting on a bikeway at the takeoff/rollout end of RW2...
can't get much closer than that.....

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by friendlyskies22
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N777UA- How much longer does she have?
Replies: 61
Views: 18736

Re: N777UA- How much longer does she have?

The UA77A really should be considered an iconic aircraft, that now holds just 10 folks less than the 747 with 2 less engines. The Seattle MOF didn't get the first built aircraft and Pima picked it up. The first delivered bird (N777UA) really should go into a United Museum, along with one of the 15 7...

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 15436

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

Matt6461 said it in post #16 -- water landing. Look at the pix of US Airways 1549 in the Hudson. The air in the low wing gave the occupants precious minutes to
evacuate, and something to stand on. A high wing could have been a different story.

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by friendlyskies22
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: HA the 319Neo and SNA
Replies: 31
Views: 4426

Re: Hypothetical: HA the 19N and SNA

Forget HA and an oddball acft...UA could start service to HNL/OGG tomorrow if they wanted to, with 40 ETOPS 73G's in the fleet. Key would be fares
the same as LAX. Operating costs less with one less FA onboard as well. Pax would love to avoid the LAX hassle. I bet this would be a winner.

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