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by DarthLobster
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"
Replies: 13
Views: 1458

Re: David Neeleman -

Leveraging technology to reduce your interactions with humans. In other words, lower costs. That’s the only way this survives. I think he knows that but is spinning it as a positive. Lower costs and prevent an accumulation of jobs that require all the people expenses. Other airlines make you work t...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes for Sun Country from SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 3884

Re: New Routes for Sun Country from SFO

It's almost like they're screaming "Hey! Alaska! Buy us!"

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by DarthLobster
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 38
Views: 3802

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

BREECH wrote:
DO NOT text and fly!!!


Pilots have already been doing that for years. Ever heard of ACARS?

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by DarthLobster
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 38
Views: 3802

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

Isn’t this something that WN would heavily promote if true?

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by DarthLobster
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SY Looking For Larger HQ.
Replies: 9
Views: 1825

Re: SY Looking For Larger HQ.

Awfully big facility to force a larger 737 operator to liquidate...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN 124 at McConnell AFB yesterday. Reason transporting fuselage for Spirit?
Replies: 14
Views: 3931

Re: Staying on top of deliveries

You'd think that with the backlog of airplanes overflowing at the factory in Washington, that they'd rather delay the fuselages rather than airfreight them over there. Right lay off staff great ploy when the issues are with engine supplier. Those global suppliers in the chain need to get paid and h...

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by DarthLobster
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3813

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

usdcaguy wrote:
Rather surprised, though, that DL didn't try this before AS.


Too much light chop over the Great Lakes...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 2749

Re: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet

Boof02671 wrote:
Look at the -# Boeing designated it as NW not DL. -451 is NW not DL.


And yet they carried a huge widget on the tail and "D E L T A" in big block letters on the fuselage. Asinine argument...

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by DarthLobster
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volvo 360c: Autonomous cars, airline competition
Replies: 19
Views: 1616

Re: Volvo 360c: Autonomous cars, airline competition

Ahh, the ever-predicted downfall of the airlines in it's latest incarnation. Never factors in traffic, security issues, expense, delays, etc etc etc. It's like the space elevator...looks great on paper but falls apart as soon as you apply an ounce of logic to it.

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by DarthLobster
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9528

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

msycajun wrote:
Word is that WN will be announcing more info on their Hawaii plans today. Coincidence?


They’re going to announce their intention to consider potential dates for possibly deciding when to announce a tentative start of service date (subject to change).

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by DarthLobster
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?
Replies: 62
Views: 6780

Re: What do you guys think about the Comac ARJ21?

QuarkFly wrote:
ARJ21 is not a true commercial product, It is a "learn how to make an airplane" exercise -- by copying another design.


Just like China’s space program...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13427

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Utah744 wrote:
NYPECO wrote:
"A100-1000" sounds very strange.

If Hawaiian bought them they could call them "Hawaii 5-0s"


And then get sued by CBS...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13427

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

I thought Airbus only bought the CSeries, not the entirety of BBD’s commercial line.

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by DarthLobster
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22181

Re: Typhoon Jebi heading to Japan, Any reported disruptions?

izbtmnhd wrote:
Japanese don’t share the weather hysteria Americans have recently developed which is why they don’t think it’s a big deal. The islands get hit with quite a few storms every year.


If you had experienced the likes of Harvey, you would understand.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 417
Views: 90199

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Probably off topic, but does AS remove the old VX seats in these aircraft and replace with AS J and Y products? Absolutely ridiculous. Replacing a clearly superior product with a vastly inferior one. By "superior" you mean non-responsive touchscreens and those nasty, awkward keyboards all...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 7, 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 6948

Re: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 1, 2019)

BigGSFO wrote:
Columbus might be in the running for HQ2, but if we learned anything from he movie Ready Player One, Columbus will be the world's fastest growing city soon. :-).


First to the key!

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by DarthLobster
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4492

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

I think that Germany will not react to that because when they asked the USA to block Trump as president because of being stupid they didn't react either. Because Germany has an official say in who can run for office in the United States? Last but not least, the new US ambassador in Berlin has alrea...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to move from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing to NASDAQ
Replies: 24
Views: 4945

Re: United to Remove New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing

UA444 wrote:
They were on the NYSE prior to Ch11, then re-emerged on NASDAQ as UAUA when getting out of BK and then went back to NYSE after acquiring CO.


Funny to think of UA “acquiring” CO when it was really more like being demonically possessed.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 56
Views: 7872

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

Airports are heavy.

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by DarthLobster
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30609

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

axiom wrote:
The VX acquisition was all about eliminating competition, to be sure.


Ah, come off that old horn. VX wasn't even that big a competitor.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 59
Views: 10249

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

32andBelow wrote:
Now that the combis are gone I don’t see the point of the milk run.


If AS agreed, they would have handed the milk runs off to a Q400 or E175 already. The QX base closing at ANC indicates otherwise.

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by DarthLobster
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 69
Views: 8889

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

737max8 wrote:
They just need to pull out of DAL so WN can run more full 738's outta here.


I’m sure helping a competitor fill more planes at an airport they already dominate is a top priority for AS...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident
Replies: 30
Views: 6910

Re: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident

Revenge of the Horizon Q400! Eh, barrel roll or it didn't happen Is that the barrel roll plane? I hate to be the “too soon” guy, but good lord. It hasn’t even been a week and it ended with the death of a person with a mental illness yet people are already cracking jokes. Have a shred of decency... ...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 12615

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

In the 1990s, the leading U.S. global airline, by consensus, was American. In the early 2000s it was Continental. Uhh...was this author even alive during the 2000s? CO may have fared better than most but it was by no means the “leading U.S. global airline” by any consensus. It’s best claim to succe...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident
Replies: 30
Views: 6910

Re: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident

Revenge of the Horizon Q400! Eh, barrel roll or it didn't happen Is that the barrel roll plane? I hate to be the “too soon” guy, but good lord. It hasn’t even been a week and it ended with the death of a person with a mental illness yet people are already cracking jokes. Have a shred of decency...

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by DarthLobster
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 8406

Re: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018

Don’t forget the handful of DC-10 firefighters...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 11085

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

Aesma wrote:
Pay peanuts, get monkeys


Shouldn't that be elephants? Or bananas?

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by DarthLobster
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16394

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
How cheap are they? A plain white plane , so boring


It's "Premium"....

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by DarthLobster
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Utah Man Crashes Plane into Own Home after Domestic Dispute
Replies: 21
Views: 6072

Re: Utah Man Crashes Plane into Own Home after Domestic Dispute

redzeppelin wrote:
t shows the difference in what can happen when an aircraft is flown with malicious intentions.


Um....pretty sure we've seen that a handful of times already...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7049

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

This is getting ridiculous and needs to stop. If you can't leave home without your pet them perhaps you shouldn't leave home at all. The world is a scary place and your cat isn't going to save you. Sorry if this comes across as cold but I am tired of the system being abused by people. Leave your da...

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by DarthLobster
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93325

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

I'm a realist. Just like I believe gun violence cannot be stopped, racism cannot be stopped, corporate greed cannot be stopped. Don't shoot the messenger. Realism is just cynicism trying vainly to justify itself. Sometimes the messenger shouldn't deliver the message. Would love to know your realist...

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by DarthLobster
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93325

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Man mental illness is a serious problem in this country. And there is nothing we can do about it. Not with that attitude we won't, which I guess brings the problem full-circle, doesn't it... I'm a realist. Just like I believe gun violence cannot be stopped, racism cannot be stopped, corporate greed...

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by DarthLobster
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93325

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

426Shadow wrote:
Man mental illness is a serious problem in this country. And there is nothing we can do about it.


Not with that attitude we won't, which I guess brings the problem full-circle, doesn't it...

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by DarthLobster
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5731

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

Many of us heard this already but for the new eyes: B6/AS will merge eventually, so why waste time poaching each others respective coasts? Make love not war. $$ Uh huh. And WN buys SY, G4 merges with F9 and NK to create a mega-ULCC, and HA renames itself to Aloha and instantly goes bankrupt. Good t...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14337

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

It’ll more thank likely end up being 100+ narrowbodies. US3 have done everything possible to make the domestic widebody a thing of the past, since they seem to think frequency is all that matters.

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by DarthLobster
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6672

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

DL and AA both banked on the MD-11, while CO was focused on sewing it’s guts back together after Lorenzo.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?
Replies: 14
Views: 5865

Re: Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?

ubeema wrote:
Stairs discriminate passengers with disabilities.


Now now, I'm sure the stairs aren't doing it on purpose. Perhaps its just the way they were raised.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and AA both held huge aircraft displays this weekend, why not DL?
Replies: 11
Views: 2685

Re: UA and AA both held huge aircraft displays this weekend, why not DL?

Guess DL doesn't need the massive internal PR that UA and AA do...

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by DarthLobster
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 5100

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

[ Also, Pratt and Honeywell are only “punished” if the Delta order is cancelled. Anything else is total bloated speculation on your part. Who are you kdn, with a 300% duty and all this uncertainty, US market for the Cseries is essentially dead. There never was a US market beyond DL! B and A have ma...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 5100

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

Why punish non-involved operators? What did AA or AS or for that matter CX do to warrant punishment by the Canadian government for simply flying Boeing aircraft over Canada? Same reason U.S Commerce dept is punishing their own companies. Why Pratt is getting punished for selling american made Engin...

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