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by DarthLobster
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Russian military aircraft always featured on front page
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

Russian military aircraft always featured on front page

Is there some Airliners.Net requirement that there must always be at least one photograph of a Russian military aircraft (usually a fighter or helicopter) in the Top 5 and/or Photographer’s Choice at any given moment? Don’t get me wrong, the pictures are generally superb, and no I’m not arguing with...

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by DarthLobster
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22754

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

So what does the “premium” blue on their new livery stand for now? Blue-ish plate special?

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by DarthLobster
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no 2L boarding door option on aircraft with tail mounted engines?
Replies: 39
Views: 6343

Re: Why no 2L boarding door option on aircraft with tail mounted engines?

In most cases (especially the DC-9 family), the wings are pretty far aft, which would interfere with jetway placement.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?
Replies: 46
Views: 6375

Re: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?

WN isn't buying AS, B6, or SY, people. Go bark up another tree.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.
Replies: 26
Views: 3996

Re: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.

Barf. Worst livery since DL's wavy gravy, and clearly has just as much meaning.

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by DarthLobster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28148

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

A good question would be how many of today's pilots learned to fly in jets, never a prop. I don’t know of any pilots that started off learning in jets. Exactly, so the technology that is used to train pilots is not good enough for pax? Does make you wonder why only the military uses jet trainers, i...

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by DarthLobster
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL launch NRT-SFO next year
Replies: 29
Views: 7090

Re: JAL launch NRT-SFO next year

Why does it seem like international carriers are in a constant loop of starting/stopping/restarting SFO? Is LAX just too close?

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by DarthLobster
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28148

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

This is a good point. I was wondering how airlines would persuade pilots to fly turboprops. Correct me if I'm wrong but not gaining jet time could be a major issue with the pilots flying turboprops. A good question would be how many of today's pilots learned to fly in jets, never a prop. I don’t kn...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151665

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

And when Boeing confirms it will develop a clean sheet MAX replacement, all Airbus needs to do is to stretch the A220 to develop a 160-seat A220-500. The A220 will then effectively becomes the A318/A319/A320 "clean-sheet" replacement, while the A321NEO stays on with another stretch to mak...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72533

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

FFS. By the time the wings would be attached to the first fuselage barrel of whatever, they'll be 100+ richer in MAXes. This is just WN waving their corporate sausage at Boeing and demanding freebies. You really think they'll receive 100 MAX before they could receive a220? Do you know how many MAXe...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72533

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

Deadly combination of pressure to git 'er done and a demanding requirement. Silicon Valley mentality infecting the engineering corps: we'll give them something serviceable and fix it later. A tactic "perfected" by another giant Washington-based company, one which hasn't put out a decent o...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72533

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

FFS. By the time the wings would be attached to the first fuselage barrel of whatever, they'll be 100+ richer in MAXes. This is just WN waving their corporate sausage at Boeing and demanding freebies.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn´t Northwest order the 777?
Replies: 41
Views: 12281

Re: Why didn´t Northwest order the 777?

UA857 wrote:
Would the NRT hub still be around if NWA were still in business?


Yes

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by DarthLobster
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How durable are runway bridges for landing?
Replies: 29
Views: 11568

Re: How durable are runway bridges for landing?

Bridge spans are incredibly strong and durable. The surface concrete will wear out well before the bridge will show signs of fatigue. Indeed. Look how some bridges in Europe, especially Italy, that are still in use today and are hundreds of years old. Reminds me of this old commercial: https://www....

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by DarthLobster
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA VP of Alliances stepping down
Replies: 13
Views: 4203

Re: AA VP of Alliances stepping down

So that’s why the booze clown was thumping his chest over 30 years in MIA...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 30523

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

Whatever happens, Herb wouldn’t approve. I have a bad feeling that his legacy will be trashed in a few years. It’s already kinda diminished. His legacy went out the window as soon as WN instituted the Animal Farm-style boarding zone system they currently employ. The entire notion is all crap anyway...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Leadership in Miami
Replies: 51
Views: 10129

Re: American Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Leadership in Miami

Way to pat yourself on the back, AA. No doubt Dougie is celebrating with a kegger or twelve. Yeah it's a shame. The word leadership used to have meaning. That word hasn't applied to AA in decades. Never was a fan of Crandall, but he was Winston Churchill compared to this current power-hungry booze ...

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by DarthLobster
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Leadership in Miami
Replies: 51
Views: 10129

Re: American Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Leadership in Miami

Way to pat yourself on the back, AA. No doubt Dougie is celebrating with a kegger or twelve.

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by DarthLobster
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 questions.
Replies: 35
Views: 10024

Re: Swissair 111 questions.

MIflyer12 wrote:
http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/1998/a98h0003/a98h0003.pdf

That's a link to a 352-page Transportation Safety Board of Canada report. Read it. Read it again. Make a list of questions. Read it again.


Not a believer in executive summaries, eh?

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by DarthLobster
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was B737-900ER a disappointment?
Replies: 53
Views: 16428

Re: Was B737-900ER a disappointment?

Well this one variant sold nearly half as many frames as the entire 757 line (which according to A.Net was plucked from God’s very chin) and almost ten times as many frames as the initial -900 model. Yup, sounds like a big fat failure to me... :roll:

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by DarthLobster
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing will deliver the 900th 787 in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 6950

Re: Boeing will deliver the 900th 787 in October 2019

dampfnudel wrote:
I wonder if we’ll see the 787 in DL colors someday?


Depends on who they buy out next.

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by DarthLobster
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA code for an airport
Replies: 40
Views: 8047

Re: IATA code for an airport

Just say no to Kilo

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by DarthLobster
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Influential Role of US Congress in FAA Aircraft Certification
Replies: 14
Views: 3170

Re: Influential Role of US Congress in FAA Aircraft Certification

keesje wrote:
Is US congress totally corrupted by all the lobbying and campaign funding or totally incapable / overwhelmed by Boeing. Or both?


Yes.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raytheon and United Technologies Merger
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Raytheon and United Technologies Merger

Soon they will merge with Verizon and Chipotle to become one of America's eight companies.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 33727

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

ODwyerPW wrote:
highflier92660 wrote:
When is a CEO at Boeing going to have the courage of initiating a clean-sheet aircraft?


When the board of directors permits it.


All of whom should have been canned by now for the MAX debacle.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147355

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Based on the 764??? Good lord, talk about aerospace necromancy. Boeing REALLY doesn’t want to launch the NMA...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NIMBYs in Eagan upset about MSP jet noise
Replies: 41
Views: 6333

Re: NIMBYs in Eagan upset about MSP jet noise

Don’t buy a house near an airport, idiots.

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by DarthLobster
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republic pilot punches female co-worker
Replies: 51
Views: 11010

Re: Republic pilot punches female co-worker

Ahh, the internet. Everyone’s unpolished garbage-brain opinions come out to play with little to no regard for anything other than disgorging themselves.

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by DarthLobster
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Spirit Like Before Becoming a ULCC?
Replies: 42
Views: 8362

Re: What Was Spirit Like Before Becoming a ULCC?

Free beer in the lavatory, filet mignon served in the aft pit. Flight attendants wore miniskirts and parkas. They were a confused airline.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And the next: Air Tanzania A220-300 engine failure_26-Sep-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 12215

Re: And the next: Air Tanzania A220-300 engine failure_26-Sep-2019

I think the 727 used to shut down the middle engine to save fuel. I’m guessing that was during very empty ferry flights. I seriously doubt any country’s regulations would permit that during passenger-carrying ops. I do recall hearing stories of the DC-10s center engine being throttled down during c...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 11939

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

The west coast's worst airport finds a way to sink even lower.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inconsistencies in Security Checks
Replies: 29
Views: 9954

Re: Inconsistencies in Security Checks

alyusuph wrote:
This reason, together with the increasingly "crumpled" seat pitches and seat width is promoting and pushing airline travel to soon become one of the worst means of travelling which is still marketed as the most luxurious :-(


Never traveled by bus or train, eh?

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by DarthLobster
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 15627

Re: AS & AA Seperation (Essentially) Coming March 1, 2020

chrisp390 wrote:
Time for merger mania. A combination of AA & AS.


So 1-1=2? Why does every single change mean a merger is coming to some people?

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by DarthLobster
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)
Replies: 44
Views: 7161

Re: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)

727LOVER wrote:
Not every soul wants to go to Disney


Because that’s the only thing in Orlando?

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by DarthLobster
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any update on Cessna SkyCourrier ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4782

Re: Any update on Cessna SkyCourrier ?

If the type works for FedEx, you're all but guaranteed to see other carriers order it. Ameriflight's fleet is getting up there.

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by DarthLobster
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200ER Range?
Replies: 18
Views: 4472

Re: CRJ-200ER Range?

King Dougie would have AA running them ETOPS with 300 pax if he could stack 'em.

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by DarthLobster
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19311

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

lightsaber wrote:
socko wrote:
Ted Striker did it!!! Hahaha

Paging Ted Striker to the white courtesy phone...


As long as it isn't over Macho Grande...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: LX A220 GTF IFSD on September 16th, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 22533

Re: Potential that A220 is grounded following new engine issues ?

VV wrote:
Yeah, let's wait until there are casualties.


Same words spoken by NASA management on January 27, 1986...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 79
Views: 7421

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

This sounds like crap

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by DarthLobster
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?
Replies: 50
Views: 11762

Re: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?

Probably Budweiser

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by DarthLobster
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 13480

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

We live in a society where Braille is required on drive up ATMs but no one’s figured out how to protect against hot coffee spills on commercial airplanes without bankrupting the airline or manufacturer.

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by DarthLobster
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone selling a flyable YS-11 on internet auction
Replies: 11
Views: 3935

Re: Someone selling a flyable YS-11 on internet auction

PI4EVR wrote:
:yuck: I hope it comes with barf bags.........


At that price, it probably comes with barf.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 13071

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

Yet another idiotic customer service failure that everyone is going to forget about in 3 days.

Mods, please just give this shit it’s own forum.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?
Replies: 39
Views: 8519

Re: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?

AA was cheap in the 90s and is even cheaper now

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by DarthLobster
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA and FedEx A300
Replies: 40
Views: 7274

Re: Sna and FedEx a300

They'll just switch it to the 757.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot contracts with Boeing to refurbish the cabins of its 18 77W
Replies: 13
Views: 4601

Re: Aeroflot contracts with Boeing to refurbish the cabins of its 18 77W

I can see Singapore refitting a 6-year old plane, but Aeroflot???

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