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by DarthLobster
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 79
Views: 5107

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: 9374

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: 11660

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: 3226

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: 9813

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: 37
Views: 6817

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: 5491

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: 3869

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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by DarthLobster
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR
Replies: 95
Views: 12501

Re: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR

Fattening themselves up for their eventual sacrifice to Allegiant or Spirit.

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by DarthLobster
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 12921

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

It took them 8.5 months into the year to report last year’s earnings??

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by DarthLobster
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 67
Views: 10712

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

Because the liquor cabinets are larger on the widebodies, so AA routes those through PHX.

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by DarthLobster
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US
Replies: 25
Views: 4656

Re: Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US

Now the FAA hunt the whale. Extinction seems imminent.

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by DarthLobster
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 10066

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

Normally I don’t side with AA on anything, but WTF?

Life in Poland must be pretty sweet if this is what they get their panties twisted up over :roll:

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by DarthLobster
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 427
Views: 78802

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Why is Airbus so afraid to just go another digit up? Just call the damn thing an A350-1100. Enough with this neo/XLR/ULR/VCR crap...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic to Great Britain dropping
Replies: 21
Views: 4887

Re: Traffic to Great Britain dropping

That's what happens when you punish everyone leaving or passing through the country with absurd penalties.

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by DarthLobster
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza
Replies: 21
Views: 2953

Re: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza

Wonder if all the bathroom stalls will be too narrow to fit in at Drunk Dougie Stadium.

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by DarthLobster
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 9722

Re: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences

KlimaBXsst wrote:
UK could soon become the next Hawaii for American’s, Canadian’s and Mexican’s ... minus the weather.


Well we all know how raucous those Cardiff luaus are...

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by DarthLobster
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 34914

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Once again UA proves it views it’s own customers as the enemy. If the public has found a loophole, it’s up to them to engineer a fix instead of gestapoing a stopgap solution.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 5329

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

The DC-10 bounced back and remained in passenger service for well over 20 years following the grounding in ‘79, and that included another high-profile accident in United 232 a decade later. Whether people of today forgive and forget is yet to be seen, but there’s a whole lot more wrong at Boeing tod...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?
Replies: 33
Views: 4476

Re: Will MCAS systems become adopted aviation technology for any future aircraft other than the 737 Series?

It will likely be necessary on all future 737 derivatives since Boeing is terrified of clean-sheet designs. We’ll no doubt see it again on the
737-8Super8Max8Neo8XLR8...-8.

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 318
Views: 70745

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

I almost made a remark about Boeing's inability to meet deadlines and timeframes being worse than NASA's, until I realized that the latter's problems are Boeing's fault too...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 44
Views: 7004

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

:facepalm: You guys do know that thousands of guns are on flights daily, right? And if it is checked, who cares. PLENTY OF REAL, LEGAL, LETHAL WEAPONS already fly in the cargo hold anyway, most just don't know about it and it is in crate. Inert parts are just metal parts, technically, by ATF it is ...

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by DarthLobster
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 6179

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

Of course it’s Spirit. The Florida Man of airlines.

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 12096

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

This is just the Airbus equivalent of the Sonic Cruiser, a radical placeholder to make them look innovative until airlines are willing to plunk down money on the next generation of aircraft, all of which will look nothing like this.

Kahless would find such tactics dishonorable.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96834

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380?

It’s starting to feel like the Whale is being deliberately driven to extinction.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 14020

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

joeycapps wrote:
You'll never meet a more rabid crowd than some anti-smokers...


Cancer has that effect.

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6609

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

It wasn't a narrowbody.

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by DarthLobster
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19595

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

A321LR has the range to reach Europa? Wonder if it can make Io or Ganymede...

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by DarthLobster
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 34
Views: 5809

Re: Passenger shaming

Maybe if humans behaved like humans they would be treated like humans. Doing stupid crap in public warrants the negative spotlight, regardless of how much you paid to be there.

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by DarthLobster
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLB Charter Flights to London
Replies: 24
Views: 5308

Re: MLB Charter Flights to London

PVDspotting wrote:
The Red Sox are using Crystal 772, not sure about the Yankees.


Is Vader’s Star Destroyer available?

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by DarthLobster
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly
Replies: 23
Views: 3653

Re: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly

9Patch wrote:
Am I the only one who saw at first glance, Turkish Airlines DC 10?


Nope. Saw DC and 10 and got excited. Now, only emptiness...

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by DarthLobster
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1796
Views: 188709

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

How is this thread still going???

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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: 10463

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: 5482

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: 52
Views: 9119

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: 276
Views: 67869

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: 53
Views: 9938

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: 9178

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: 42430

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: 22568

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: 13833

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: 110
Views: 23669

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: 2559

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: 4442

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: 86
Views: 10386

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: 146
Views: 27082

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: 2908

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: 4446

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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