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by USAirKid
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 82
Views: 5901

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Why is this a one way street? It is not a one way street. Customers do have protections when travel is disrupted or canceled, and most airlines do try to accommodate pax in such cases. Flight times though are not guaranteed and form no part of the contract between you and the airline. Here is AA Co...

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by USAirKid
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 67
Views: 10925

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

Plan to head over to Pima later to find out when the tow across Valencia Road is scheduled. I'd imagine it will be in the wee hours of the early morning to avoid disrupting traffic. Valencia gets heavy in the rush hours. They already towed it across. https://twitter.com/FlyingHighRyan/status/104213...

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by USAirKid
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 129
Views: 14987

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

The problem is some of us can't sleep on a plane, in Y no matter what time of day. That is why I also prefer the daytime flight to Europe :) Of course that makes sense. As I said earlier, that's why they serve both vanilla and chocolate ice cream! Ah yes, I remember I had the lasagna ice cream.

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by USAirKid
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 533
Views: 60217

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

For Hawaii, I believe that they use other air carriers beyond Amazon Air, FX and 5X. We load quite a bit of Amazon on DEN-HNL at UA, but it is stuff that is being shipped by USPS. So it’s not Amazon directly. It makes a lot of sense that a bunch of to-the-islands Amazon is riding in scheduled aircr...

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by USAirKid
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 129
Views: 14987

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

However, I don't think it works that well on the BOS-HNL route, since there is only one HA plane in that is the one you fly out on. It goes tech and your delayed or cancelled for that flight. Maybe HAL could chime in but is there a contingency plan if the BOS-HNL A-330 goes tech and can't be flown....

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by USAirKid
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16002

Re: American A333s

The issue of keeping the A333 and, instead, getting rid of the 767s could have a lot to do with the level of service that each plane gives for its passengers. Needless to say on this forum, but American Airlines has not exactly kept up with the level of service on the 767's as they have on the A332...

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by USAirKid
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16793

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Great paint job. Hope it stays 5-abreast... there was discussion that a tight 6-abreast was possible... but this is Delta we’re talking about! N101DU, I like it. Perhaps could’ve been N101DB or DC for Bombardier or C Series as a nod to its previous (marketing) designation prior to takeover, but DU ...

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by USAirKid
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demise of WN in the PNW
Replies: 40
Views: 6353

Re: Demise of WN in the PNW

wedgetail737 wrote:
Don't forget that WN and AS will be duking it out at PAE when that ever opens.


Don't forget UA! (And its really a WN, QX, and UA slugfest.)

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by USAirKid
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16793

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

The manufacturer claims that the plane will now move to the final assembly stage before taking off on its first test flight during this coming fall. Does Bombardier / Airbus have a different sequencing of painting and final assembly stage. AFAIK, most airliners complete final assembly then are pain...

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by USAirKid
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 28647

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I am not sure how I feel about the billboard titles. The ligature gets lost in the windows. I think the font may need to be thicker and the lettering slightly enlarged. The Polynesian carriers certainly do have some of the best liveries going however. Air Tahiti Nui, Fiji Airways, and Hawaiian Airl...

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by USAirKid
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?
Replies: 41
Views: 3819

Re: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?

Taiwan culturally has drifted from China quite a bit. This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQTtwh2GRME gives some background on it. But there were 30 or so years where China and Taiwan didn't acknowledge the other. Ironically it was a hijacking of a 747 that brought about the beginnings of Tai...

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by USAirKid
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 156
Views: 11314

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

This all could have been easily avoided if they'd just kept the 757 line open and updated it! But they'd have nowhere to park unfinished 737s! :biggrin: And I'd have find a new place to live in Renton. I thought they just took down the engineering offices to make Renton Landing... AFAIK, the part o...

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by USAirKid
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30586

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I know all of us here on A.net know AS is much more than an Alaskan or West Coast network, but the name 'Alaska' doesn't do them any favors. I think AS should totally rebrand itself. Yes, people can do research...and WN seems to do all right despite not being limited to 'just' the Southwest...but i...

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by USAirKid
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30586

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

This announcement should provide some clarity on what direction AS wants to go in: 1.Focus on SEA put all resources and defend the main hub 2.Expand PDX 3.Focus on the CA focus cities 4.add a new focus city 5. Go Frontier style and just fly a bunch of random routes they see underserved (lets hope t...

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by USAirKid
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13635

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

For 2019, PIT again offered a new subsidy, but this time DL was excluded. That is the difference. The 2009 subsidy was open to anyone. The 2019 subsidy was not. To be fair, to the extent it uses airport money, Federal law basically precludes the airport from offering financial incentives to existin...

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by USAirKid
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777-200 seat maps now 3x4x3
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Re: UA 777 seat maps now 3x4x3

You're anxious to book a seat in the new sardine class? noooo, no, no. When I booked my flight last month it was still 3x3x3. Now its showing 3x4x3 and I'm hoping they don't update the configuration before my flight! You should be entitled to your money back if you get stuck on 3x4x3 777. Thats not...

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by USAirKid
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 14991

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

I suggest locking this thread as it is starting to creep into security sensitive info. LOL!!!!!!! I hope you are joking! A few things are actually security sensitive in this thread already. I'll agree that the terrorist have already won. The other thing is nothing I've read in this thread is nothin...

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by USAirKid
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta open a CLT crew base?
Replies: 38
Views: 6234

Re: Will Delta open a CLT crew Base??

MEM is not CLT. Charlotte is a beautiful City with so much growth going on....they predict the City to be considered a "Major US City" within the next 3-5 years according to the local news here. Everywhere you look- building!!! Infrastructure is being developed to better serve the city an...

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by USAirKid
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 69
Views: 8884

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

AS is bright to squat on the 2 gates as long as it can to try and drive a premium/bidding war on their value. Let's face it, there's no future for DAL in the AS network. If there was everything wouldn't be going to E75. AS is taking their classic strategy for building a new city. They have a well w...

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by USAirKid
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 76
Views: 13135

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

On a Facebook dc9 page, someone that works at DL is saying the MD90s that go to SBD are being stored while their engines get overhauled and are not being parted out. Sam Chui reports they are to be used as parts sources, particularly for engines. https://samchui.com/2018/07/15/delta-quietly-removin...

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by USAirKid
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 69
Views: 8884

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

Then I’d fill it with kids from the local Boys and Girls Club and give free rides taxiing around the airport, charging a penny each so there’s record of money changing hands, and do it a few times a day with 2.5hr turn times because hey, old plane. You might be joking, but seriously, if the gates a...

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by USAirKid
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12054

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Technically this is true, but if Airbus decided to sell to Iran, they would be barred from selling to US airlines and then US airlines with Airbus orders would be the ones that lose out. It would force those airlines to grant an exemption to Airbus and this is a fact. Airbus is the one that holds a...

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by USAirKid
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 57
Views: 6741

Re: 737 Production Delays

Putting engines on 737's at Renton just to fly them to BFI and remove them -- does seem inefficient. One thing I'm wondering now, does Boeing have a set of house engines to move the frames around? Since 737 engines are sold from CFM to the airline/lessor its not as if Boeing can just take any LEAP-...

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by USAirKid
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)
Replies: 27
Views: 4988

Re: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)

-One of the regular music venues in Seattle, the Off Ramp, had this breakfast when the show ended around 1-2am. It was called "Hash after the Bash", consisted of hash browns, powdered scrambled eggs, breakfast roll... all that for 50 cents :) You have to understand I was living in downtow...

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by USAirKid
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 531
Views: 80418

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

I don't think so either, they'll be gone by the Fall of 2019, a year from now. And I don't think either that American will conduct any FA training on the ex-US 757s based out of PHX because those are also slated for retirement next year, if not next year 2020. The 24 remaining 767s are slated for r...

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by USAirKid
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16115

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Aircraft was a 737 https://kopitiambot.com/2018/08/04/american-airlines-kicks-chinese-music-student-off-flight-says-to-buy-1st-class-ticket-to-get-home/ Pilot doing victory sign as she leaves was strange. While she was leaving, the pilot claimed that he was hit with her cello which caused him to bl...

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by USAirKid
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 57
Views: 6741

Re: 737 Production Delays

I can well understand that late deliveries of fuselage are responsible for production delays, but that can hardly be the reason for frames piling up. The frames stored seem to have work left, to few skilled workers, not being painted (not enough painting capacity?) or missing engines. In June were ...

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by USAirKid
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 57
Views: 6741

737 Production Delays

The Seattle Times ran a story, Boeing’s 737 ramp-up slows as unfinished planes pile up in Renton , today. There were several tidbits: [*] 40 737MAX planes are waiting at RNT, including taking part of one taxiway. [*] They have run out of space at RNT and are ferrying planes to BFI then removing the ...

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by USAirKid
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58743

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

SteveXC500 wrote:
IFE on WN is obviously BYOD. Is that too much to ask of passengers?


Too much to ask of passengers on a 6-8 hour flight without power outlets.

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by USAirKid
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 28264

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

40 years for these birds ? That's very optimistic. I bet that in less than 20 the president would want to be flying something else, a spaceplane maybe ? I see the Shuttle has been mentioned in the thread already... The 747-8 based Air Force One replacement is scheduled to go into service around 202...

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by USAirKid
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36696

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

India is well known as a place where crews do not like diverting as its a third world country with poor hotels and other amenities outside of the major cities. Also, there are many horror stories that float around airlines about how badly some of the airports in India handle diversions. So its okay...

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by USAirKid
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116460

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

The first 737 MAX is schedule for delivery today Scheduled to ferry from BFI to TUL as AA 9701 N324RA 3RA A plane to avoid when flying AA. 30' pitch in Y, 172 pax vs 160 in the 737-800, and no IFE. Not much of an upgrade for the people riding in one of these. People just need to realize that seat b...

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by USAirKid
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 316081

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Amazon is going to have to buy into a Certificate sooner rather than later. They have to realize that with ABX, ATSG, ATLAS and every other CMI deal will NOT prioritize their goals, and are only a temporary measure. IF they really want to control their destiny they must acquire a certificate, and b...

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by USAirKid
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17473

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

The single operating certificate is on track for January 2018, not 2019. Virgin America's certificate will be retired at that time. Will an "Operated by Alaska Airlines" decal need to be added to all of the unpainted Virgin America aircraft between when the single operating certificate is...

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by USAirKid
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 10083

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

I think every route is going from one point to another point ... or maybe you are talking about the "point to point" passengers (passengers who don't connect) ? In that case UA and AA are already carrying a lot of point to point passengers. So I don't see the point you are trying to make....

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by USAirKid
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 123
Views: 32266

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

Well done!! My problem with this is that there wasn't much announced in the way of who will launch it. A lot of confusion overall. Also, since the Virgin America brand will be gone in 2 years, why not deliver it with the new Alaska interiors and livery? They can't be painted in AS colors until the ...

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by USAirKid
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22144

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Isn't there something in the agreement that prohibits AA codeshare partners from operating at the airport? AA can't put its code on the flights from DAL to an AS hub or a market that AA flies to from DFW. This is a result of the settlement with the DOJ that AS entered in to purchase VX. DFW & D...

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by USAirKid
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22144

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

What I find fascinating is that WN is trying to drag AS into this fight. AS is going after California, one of WN's core markets. I wonder how much dragging AS into this is retaliation for the battle that is starting in CA? I'm also curious if AS considers adjusting by leaving VX up as a corporate sh...

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by USAirKid
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 316081

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Anyone notice the Prime logo has changed on Amazon.com? I assume Prime Air logo/livery will change too at some point. I'm not really sure Amazon would drop the money to repaint the planes outside of a required maintenance check. Plus I'm not sure they'd spring for a new set of stencils in what is e...

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by USAirKid
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9820

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

I'm curious, has anyone ever tried this? Buy a refundable ticket, go through security, don't get on plane, leave, get your money back on the REFUNDABLE ticket. Yup.. I've done this several times. I've met friends at the gate (arriving and departing), met CF while he was transiting SEA, and just gon...

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by USAirKid
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116460

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

caribair wrote:
This two 757 are leased from Wilmington Thrust, as is N178AA.
Probably they decided not to renew the agreement.


Thrust or Trust?

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by USAirKid
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...
Replies: 34
Views: 7275

Re: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...

Is it common to make such long non revenue ferry flights for maintenance? I know it's not possible to do it all the time but wouldn't it have made more sense to operate it in service from Anchorage or Fairbanks to Seattle then a Seattle to Portland flight? One of the things Alaska Air Group has bee...

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by USAirKid
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4305

Re: US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly

Here's a blog post with some introductory history on this one: http://www.nycaviation.com/2017/05/faa-comply-president-trumps-executive-order-regulations/41662 . Yup. From the clowns who brought us Freedom Fries. The Right Wingers never like a regulation unless it's one they invented. Woops! I was ...

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by USAirKid
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4305

Re: US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly

aviatorcraig wrote:

Anyone know why this strange rule exists anyway?


AFAIK, it was introduced by a Washington state legislator.. One of those small things that they did to "support" Boeing.

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by USAirKid
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4305

US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly

In the US, safety cards must have a statement of where the final assembly for the airplane occurred. Thinking through the manufacturers only Airbus currently manufactures the same model airplane in multiple countries. (Yes, there were a few MD-80s and MD-90s in US airline fleets that were assembled ...

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by USAirKid
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 69819

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

Tedd wrote:
Great pics Karel, thanks, first time I`ve seen the engine split like that. I guess Christmas has
come early for the Delta tech ops guys!



Yup! Those were the kids who got a new toy and promptly tore it apart to see how it worked.. I guess they did the same with that engine!

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by USAirKid
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Stretcher from the US
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Stretcher from the US

I'd suspect you'd be looking at Air Medical Transport -- essentially chartering a plane with medical staff on board to fly him.

I'm not sure any commercial airlines transport people in stretchers anymore, although I know it was done in the past.

I wish your friend's dad a speedy recovery!

I

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by USAirKid
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 28264

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

Behind a paywall.. but the WSJ says it's a done deal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-jets-once-destined-for-russian-carrier-to-be-next-air-force-one-1501623697 This link should get you around the paywall https://twitter.com/mikojay/status/892600594392694784 (why this one works and the others d...

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