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by DarthLobster
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10023

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

speedbird52 wrote:
compensateme wrote:
IMO, Addison Mitchell McConnell International Airport would’ve been the better choice.

Naming something after a politician still in office seems in terrible taste


Let alone for a terrible person.

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by DarthLobster
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5231

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

When "go!" arrived in the islands years ago, after the demise of Aloha, the locals were happy that competition was there, offering lower prices. Your history is backwards. go! began service in June 2006. Aloha went out of business in March 2008, largely because of the undercutting done by...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 8897

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

Just about everyone’s moved at LAX in recent years. HA can get over it.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 64288

Re: Stratolaunch

Francoflier wrote:
Any other eccentric billionaire out there who doesn't have a space venture yet?
They're all the rage I hear.


Maybe Branson’s in need of something new and shiny that he can paint a half-naked woman onto...

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by DarthLobster
Fri May 31, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 44
Views: 7553

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

Bought the airline, parked the planes, laid off the employees, and closed the hubs. How in the hell this got past regulators is still beyond me. Letting the company die a natural death and get liquidated would have been kinder.

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by DarthLobster
Tue May 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?
Replies: 35
Views: 8755

Re: Is the MD11 a dodgy aircraft?

MD-11s have been flying nearly 30 years. The safety data speak for themselves. Yes, it does. The MD-11 has by far the worst safety record of any large airliner introduced since the mid 80s with the exception of the MAX. http://www.airsafe.com/events/models/rate_mod.htm The 737 is a large airliner n...

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by DarthLobster
Tue May 28, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41169

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

AS merging with B6 is the new "When will NW/DL get rid of their DC-9s?" regenerating garbage topic.

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by DarthLobster
Thu May 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22077

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

Airbus747 wrote:
But certain frames/models don't have the most advanced IFE, aircraft external cameras and stuff like that right? Or am I wrong?


Again, all this can either be retrofitted during refurbishment or doesn’t matter to the vast majority of passengers.

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by DarthLobster
Sun May 12, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13553

Re: WN announces service to ITO

Next up, Kahoolawe and Moloniki. They’ll make just as much money.

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by DarthLobster
Sat May 11, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 22124

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

They can barely keep their domestic operation together. Add widebodies to the mix and they'll be dead in less than 3 years.

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by DarthLobster
Sat May 11, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta eventually go with billboard titles?
Replies: 10
Views: 2490

Re: Will Delta eventually go with billboard titles?

DL's current and future success does not hinge on the size of their titles.

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by DarthLobster
Wed May 08, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...
Replies: 33
Views: 4321

Re: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...

727glasair wrote:
I will say that these planes are relatively quiet and overall the noise and traffic impact seems minimal.


Guessing the friendly neighborhood NIMBYs will stuff huff and puff and blow themselves down over it though...

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by DarthLobster
Wed May 08, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 85
Views: 10215

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

The 767 is still being produced, the 757 is not. The 767 has outsold the 757 by nearly 200 units. Why does everyone still act like the 757 is god's gift to aviation?

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by DarthLobster
Tue May 07, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22616

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

It’s supposed to enter into service in 2025. Which Boeing insider told you that? :-) Because they haven't even launched the type yet... so any prognostications like that are more rumors and wishful thinking. I am an insider. That’s who told me that. Awfully nice to be able to hide behind unverifiab...

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by DarthLobster
Sat May 04, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2789

Re: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018

greendot wrote:
Alaska has had a colorful maintenance and safety history yet it is #1?


This needs expanding. What "colorful" safety and maintenance events have occurred in the 19 years after 261?

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by DarthLobster
Fri May 03, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4293

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

DL was in various states of repainting their fleet into a newer livery continuously from 1997 until the early 2010s, with three different liveries for a good portion of it.

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by DarthLobster
Thu May 02, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15280

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I think HA is in a lot of trouble. I’m sure everyone in Hawaii remembers what go! did to Aloha in similar circumstances, and it’s a safe bet there are very few WN loyalists amongst the locals. The tourists (well, the cheap ones) won’t care but the locals just might not look kindly on what WN is try...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351524

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Does the light blue on the globe mean "Premium" here too?

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by DarthLobster
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44021

Re: WN looking at A220

Will never happen. It’s just WN jockeying for a discount from Boeing.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at Orange County
Replies: 54
Views: 5279

Re: JetBlue at Orange County

I just flew past the old El Toro airport today on my way to San Diego. I thought, what a shame they couldn’t (or wouldn’t) relocate SNA there. It would have solved a lot of problems. What problems would it have solved? It would’ve created more problems; at best, it would it have pushed the noise fu...

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by DarthLobster
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9269

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

People can wish this will go away quickly, but the reality is that investigations into the FAA, the MAX's certification, Boeing's engineering of MCAS as well as the crashes themselves are going to drag on for years. All the Boeing cheerleaders are missing the biggest factor of all. The MEDIA. Do yo...

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by DarthLobster
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14037

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

Ever been to Philly? That should answer your question.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9485

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

You can thank Alaska Airlines for delaying start of construction of the new IAF, if anybody has forgotten. http://old.seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2025558052_seatacgrowthxml.html And you can thank DL for stabbing AS in the back, invading SEA, and congesting the airport beyond its limits...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20374

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

All carriers should lock all the seats regardless. It’s a d*** move to the person behind you and doesn’t provide enough actual recline to be of any use. Oh, and it’s one more thing to break

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by DarthLobster
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351524

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Also, can someone photoshop the B787-10 in the Saul Bass colors? Would love t see how it looks! https://www.norebbo.com/2013/08/update-to-the-retro-united-airlines-787-livery/ Here's a A350 in CO's Saul Bass colors. I think this one looks really sharp: https://www.norebbo.com/2013/08/continental-ai...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23115

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

The curfew violations are ridiculous and unconstitutional. Shame on big government for restricting free commerce. Where in the constitution does it forbid municipalities from placing such restrictions? It seems that the term “unconstitutional” is this century’s version of calling someone a communis...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 22124

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

B6 struggling to keep on top of domestic ops, about to launch into an ultra-congested TATL market where LCCs are already floundering, and thinks they can afford widebodies? Sure, might as well order A380s and sell seats for $39, the end result will be the same regardless of what they fly.

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by DarthLobster
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6135

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

They've operated the 200, 300, 500, 700, 800, MAX 8, and soon MAX 7. As well as the small 727 fleet leased from Braniff. They also operated a few Super 80 when they acquired Muse Air.... way way back in the 80's And the 717 for AirTran... people tend to forget this. WN never operated the 717. They ...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19821

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

Every field seems to have that one bad idea that everyone hates yet somehow lingers. Outside of Drunk Parker and that a-hole who runs Ryanair, no one in their right mind would touch this (and even they haven’t to date), yet it keeps coming up.

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by DarthLobster
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17594

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Or maybe just don’t shoot at the fuselage of an unfinished commercial aircraft ? Seems like a novel, yet simple idea. Or here’s any idea! If it is ever found that a pre-production bullet hole was a contributing factor in an incident, say.. like the WN roof peeling back... charge the dipsh!t who fir...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18936

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Meh, now it looks like something from a bad 80s Canadian children’s TV show. I’d rather they just take people off the livery altogether.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?
Replies: 71
Views: 7668

Re: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?

I wonder if the cost to resurrect some 737 classics (yes, I know they've been de-spec'd and sold off, etc) would be cheaper than the supposed $150M they're losing due to the MAX grounding. Now the timing, that's a different story...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)
Replies: 43
Views: 11693

Re: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)

First DL now UA. Why is everyone all of a sudden obsessed with purple?!?

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by DarthLobster
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed
Replies: 46
Views: 7686

Re: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed

EA CO AS wrote:
4engines4lnghll wrote:
link isn't working. does someone have a picture?


Image
Image


The logo's okay but the font looks cheap.

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by DarthLobster
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 10793

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

Nothing about Polaris or anything UA has done since the merger can be called “rapid”.

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by DarthLobster
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 106
Views: 21191

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Given how tough the startup environment is, you’d think they’d try just a tad harder on the name...

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by DarthLobster
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 MLB Charters
Replies: 33
Views: 3811

Re: 2019 MLB Charters

BWIAirport wrote:
A little surprised the Steinbrenners haven't bought a plane for the Yankees like Kraft did for the Pats


Only because planes can't run on steroids.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8582

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

LTC8K6 wrote:
Social networking was around in 2000.


In what form?

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by DarthLobster
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 73
Views: 12623

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

I like how the picture shows only 7 people in it and states it can carry up to 50. This is LAX we’re talking about, we all know it will be packed with +80 all day every day....

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by DarthLobster
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351524

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

https://imgur.com/a/EGtc5QH


That’s it? Huh, I guess Chum is Fum after all...
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fun2fly wrote:
Image

Couldn't get the full upload, but here's the website of the UA purple hued signage in ASE.

https://imgur.com/a/EGtc5QH


That’s it? Huh, I guess Chum is Fum after all...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5279

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

By launching the goddammed 797 like they should have three years ago.

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by DarthLobster
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country admits Cost-Cutting is hurting the airline
Replies: 41
Views: 6242

Re: Sun Country admits Cost-Cutting is hurting the airline

Guess they'll all be in AS or WN colors soon...

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by DarthLobster
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals
Replies: 29
Views: 3788

Re: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals

I’m furious. My emotional support Dilophosaurus never spits at anyone, yet he has already been banned from the no-frills carriers.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351524

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

“Evolution”? Come on Oscar, UA’s image needs a complete overhaul, not a contemporary tweaking. No one is a fan of the boring other airline’s globe, why keep any iteration of it?

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by DarthLobster
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN PHX-Mexico a future possibility?
Replies: 12
Views: 1592

Re: WN PHX-Mexico a future possibility?

Why not? Gotta send those 500 new planes somewhere...

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by DarthLobster
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5421

Re: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?

A little early for April Fools.... Why would two modern, recognized brands give up their identities to take on a largely-forgotten brand with a very generic sounding (and currently in-use) name? Also, I really wish this AS+B6 crap would stop. The AS+VX merger was difficult enough, adding B6 to AS wo...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21080

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

500 more planes they can't get anyone to work on...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United’s announces new premium heavy 767
Replies: 72
Views: 18766

Re: United’s announces new premium heavy 767

That's going to be a mouthful for ATC....

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by DarthLobster
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next customers for the 748F
Replies: 25
Views: 5777

Re: Next customers for the 748F

N328KF wrote:
I don’t know the answer, but I can say who it won’t be: FX, who is not done buying 777Fs.


FX hasn't operated 747s in over two decades.

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