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by Bradin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 205
Views: 31060

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

Honestly, as I've read this, I interpreted it as the other direction. Southwest looking to add a middle of a market - or aspirations to add 787s.

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by Bradin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 168
Views: 27396

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

I'm curious - what would happen to the Hong Kong Airport if China sends in the army to quell dissenters? Would flights be suspended? Would airports shut down? What's the operating procedures for situations like this?

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by Bradin
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Core Network (Somewhat) vulnerable
Replies: 6
Views: 2038

Re: 787 Core Network (Somewhat) vulnerable

Hi Everyone,

I'm at BlackHat this week doing coverage of the event. I attended the press conference, and I'm still trying to catch up with Boeing's PR people for additional information. But my initial takeaway from this is that it's bad for both sides.

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by Bradin
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2550
Views: 331487

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

In reality, everything can be done, it depends on capabilities of the engineering team. 747 went from drawing board to the sky in 1968, a time span just 3 years. Today, with all these software modelling tools, super fast PCs, the Boeing engineers come back and say nothing can be fixed. It is one th...

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by Bradin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH D-AILR Incident
Replies: 1
Views: 953

LH D-AILR Incident

Allegedly July 31, 2019, air stairs hit the tail cone of this LH A319 delivered September 1997 allegedly at Frankfurt. How the air stairs got there baffles me https://www.facebook.com/Aeronews.ro/videos/419608998898879/ I have not been able to authenticate the video, but FlightRadar24 shows D-AILR's...

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by Bradin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 164
Views: 24945

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

...The MAX grounding has just cut biggest source of Boeings cash. Revenue - yes. Cash - no. On the balance sheet, each undelievered 737 MAX would be listed as inventory. Undelivered B737 MAX appear as inventories = assets on the balance sheet ("assets = equity + liability" account). While...

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by Bradin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 164
Views: 24945

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

If you want to start again. The liabilities of a company are their whole dept, as something that has to be paid or wares to be delivered for. The equity is what a company owns. Cash is just a measurement if a company is liquid at this time. Cash accounting does not bother if you own the cash or hav...

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by Bradin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire Reported at SFO UAL Maintenance
Replies: 17
Views: 6152

Re: Fire Reported at SFO UAL Maintenance

Any structural damage?

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by Bradin
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 12682

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

I’ve been following LAX/TBIT developments for over 15 years... what the LAWA board is doing is not new. 1. Before the new TBIT was constructed with the addition of TBIT West, LAWA spent $500+ million on renovating and rebuilding parts of the old TBIT concourses due to their congestion and condition...

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by Bradin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 319
Views: 70026

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

Could someone confirm or invalidate my theory that if an accident or incident happens during testing and certification there would be an investigation - and that investigation could potentially delay entry into service greater than than waiting for a fix from GE?

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by Bradin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 12682

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

LAWA never finishes what it starts. On that note, check out the agenda for the upcoming Board meeting. LAWA has changed its mind again, this time on the MSC South. There's no master plan. It's planning and construction whack-a-mole style. Wow. 2 story pre-engineered structure. 8 narrowbody gates. E...

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by Bradin
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2-year-old injured after taking ride on Atlanta airport conveyor belt
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: 2-year-old injured after taking ride on Atlanta airport conveyor belt

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Mods: please merge?

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by Bradin
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2-year-old injured after taking ride on Atlanta airport conveyor belt
Replies: 2
Views: 459

2-year-old injured after taking ride on Atlanta airport conveyor belt

https://abcnews.go.com/US/year-injured-taking-ride-atlanta-airport-conveyor-belt/story?id=64546347 Fair Use Excerpt: A 2-year-old boy was injured after he sneaked past an airport counter and ended up on a baggage conveyor belt, according to his mother and airport officials. On a serious note: curiou...

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by Bradin
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN ever order the 737 MAX 9 or MAX 10?
Replies: 35
Views: 5566

Re: Will WN ever order the 737 MAX 9 or MAX 10?

I think Southwest is looking more so for gate commonality - being able to slide an aircraft into the gate space they have. They have constraints on the width and length and they're looking to maximize the number of gates, aircraft, and passengers they can push in in a fixed area. To that end, there'...

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by Bradin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19026

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Hello all, I'm a mechanic on the 737 MAX final assembly in Renton, Washington. A Fiji Airways 737 MAX-8 has been making its way down the assembly line with installation plans (the build authority) that doesn't include most of the standard quality inspections MAX's receive. Boeing has three quality ...

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by Bradin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 13079

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

Well, at least now we know why Boeing won't do the most logical thing, which is scrap MCAS altogether. ....with 500+ likely deliveries to WN, they can't afford a half billion dollars in stipulated fees for this contraption. :( Remember, in the US, anyone can be sued for anything, even for some of t...

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by Bradin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 13079

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

Remember, in the US, anyone can be sued for anything, even for some of the most ridiculous things possible.

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by Bradin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker
Replies: 22
Views: 6443

WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker

Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker Fair Use Excerpt: Boeing Co. is poised to lose its place as the world’s largest plane maker to Airbus SE after a reign of seven years, as its jetliner deliveries fell by more than a third in the first half of 2019 with the grounding of its 737 ...

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by Bradin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 3959

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

Quake downgraded from 7.1 to 6.9. Earthquake was upgraded back to 7.1 by USGS. That is odd. Normally downgrades stick. All my family is safe. Any press releases from airports? I didn't see any press releases from LAWA, but there were definitely twitter updates. https://twitter.com/flyLAXairport/sta...

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by Bradin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 3959

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

WALmsp wrote:
Quake downgraded from 7.1 to 6.9.


Earthquake was upgraded back to 7.1 by USGS.

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by Bradin
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14749

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

Yes, time and time again, the only proven way to reduce congestion is to tax it. The APM won't reduce congestion in and of itself, but it will give travelers another option (several, actually) for where to be dropped off. That should make the overall experience much better. The next step would be f...

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by Bradin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13516

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

It's only 90 mins on a non-busy travel evening. Minimal impact. Eyeroll I can assure you that Thursday and Sunday nights are the busiest evenings of the week on the east coast. When it comes to DCA, nothing is "minimal impact". Granted it's not as sensitive as LGA, but it's close. At DCA,...

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by Bradin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14749

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

Do the aircraft parked at gate 151 at TBIT have to reverse all the way out to the main taxiway, I arrived into terminal 4 on the TBIT side and it looked a bit tight around 151 and it didn't look spacious enough to swing an aircraft round in it. Gate 151 is a ADG III gate. The LAX TBIT gate assignme...

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by Bradin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO
Replies: 39
Views: 9109

Re: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO

Its a much better configuration for comfort than the current 321's. It will have a bathroom mid cabin and I think one of those mid cabin self serve drink/snack stations like the mint planes have. One less mid cabin awkward jumpseat too. If only the whole fleet could be standardized though. Way too ...

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by Bradin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14749

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

I wouldn’t use AA as a benchmark. Key reason being they share taxiway C10 with TBIT. This is a notoriously congested alleyway due to limited movement space in and out resulting in delays for both arriving and departing flights. Early arrivals are another issue. My experience with AA and DL is they ...

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by Bradin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26076

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

So I'm genuinely curious - but how does one test for a fuel leak on a 787 or any other airplane? There's a part of me that's going "crucify the guy because he falsified documentation", but there's also a part of me that's wondering "is it possible that the fuel leak didn't show up bec...

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by Bradin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: FAA Reassigns Senior Managers in Office Overseeing Southwest Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 1822

Re: WSJ: FAA Reassigns Senior Managers in Office Overseeing Southwest Airlines

Imho - slow news day. It reads like they rotated the SWA's inspectors in an effort to appease individuals accusing FAA and SWA of being too cozy. The rotations silence that because it's now new individuals at the helm. If it was more serious, we would be having formal investigations for misconduct ...

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by Bradin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: FAA Reassigns Senior Managers in Office Overseeing Southwest Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 1822

Re: WSJ: FAA Reassigns Senior Managers in Office Overseeing Southwest Airlines

Imho - slow news day. It reads like they rotated the SWA's inspectors in an effort to appease individuals accusing FAA and SWA of being too cozy. The rotations silence that because it's now new individuals at the helm. If it was more serious, we would be having formal investigations for misconduct a...

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by Bradin
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34071

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

For those who lack visibility or understanding into the Airbus accounting process - Is Airbus factoring and spreading the costs of research and development from the original Airbus A350 in the current A350XWB sales?

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by Bradin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere
Replies: 11
Views: 4810

Re: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere

Related, AA flew from continental USA to Hawaii with a non-ETOPS plane (they found out halfway and decided to continue trip). Plane was ferried back to mainland https://airlinegeeks.com/2015/09/12/american-airlines-a321-flight-to-hawaii-without-etops/ If memory serves me correctly, the A321 was not...

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by Bradin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19312

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Mistakes happen, especially when it is exhausted and its the last flight of the day. When one is mentally exhausted, we can hallucinate or see things that are not there - like an empty chair.

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by Bradin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19312

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

For those curious about height: A320: Page 38 and 39: https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-AC-A320.pdf A321: Page 41 and 42: https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgro...

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by Bradin
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 69679

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

I'm thinking it will be one of these airports:

Silicon Beach (LAX)
Silicon Desert (PHX or AZA)
Silicon Forest (PDX)
Silicon Hills (AUS)
Silicon Mountain (DEN or COS)
Silicon Prairie (DFW or FTW)

I'm stuck on the value of Silicon Valley itself (SJC).

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by Bradin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 69679

Re: GE to finance first 9 Moxie aircraft

This is probably a no brainer for GE Aviation. David has a very successful track record. From Morris Air, JetBlue, Azul, and even WestJet (assuming we count him as a founder).

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by Bradin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9365

Re: What does WN do about NK?

It's really simple: Transfarency.

'nuff said.

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by Bradin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 3682

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

isn't [LAX] 25L and 25R more than 1200' apart? Google maps measurement is good for that -- they're now 800 feet. They were about 745 feet until they shifted one of them to get room for the taxiway between. How does one measure the distance between two runways? From the centerline? From the edges? e...

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by Bradin
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Out of curiosity, (and I'm not trying to start an A v B war here...) but the events of QF72 - how similar were they to the events that transpired here with the two 737 Max?

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by Bradin
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385424

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Iceland Air fires all 737 MAX pilots. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/icelandair/further-changes-to-icelandairs-flight-schedule-due-to-suspension-of-boeing-737-max-45-pilots-dismissed/ https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-fires-its-boeing-737-max-pilots/ Factually incorrect. Probably just over a ...

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by Bradin
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14114

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

What kind of “student” flies paid business class on long haul international flights. Also if she were a student in Canada why was she flying back and forth from China - shouldn’t she be in class? I don’t know where you are from, but most Chinese students who are studying abroad come from extremely ...

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by Bradin
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34450

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

I forgot to add - I'm not sure Hawaiian would appreciate having passengers sharing a lobby with Southwest especially with its recent service into the Hawaiian Islands.

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by Bradin
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34450

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Hawaiian's position seems reasonable: No domestic baggage claim at TBIT, There is a domestic baggage claim at TBIT. EY uses that since passengers are pre-cleared at AUH. The Hawaiian argument is that there is no domestic baggage claim in TBIT or MSC for Hawaiian's use. Instead, check-in and baggage...

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by Bradin
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14114

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

I’ve been on hundreds and hundreds of flights and never been asked to show my credit card. It does say that on many airlines when you book the tickets... but only if the traveller is also the cardholder. It makes no sense It does not make sense, especially those of us who travel for business. Some ...

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by Bradin
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6473

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

What a load of rubbish. Not only are they daft, they are hurting their own cause.

If people get hurt, no one will feel sorry for them if the spend a lifetime in prison.

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by Bradin
Thu May 30, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8307

Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j3ob0CfH9I
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A very nice and respectful video from Boeing honoring Airbus on its 50th anniversary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j3ob0CfH9I

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by Bradin
Wed May 29, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 3682

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

LAX is restrained because it cannot build more runways. The runways they have are not compliant with the FARs. Runways need to be 1200' apart for departure and arrival runways, and 5000' between two arrival runways. LAX has a waiver to this as the airport was built originally in 1928 and the runway...

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by Bradin
Fri May 24, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 2836

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

Why would Amazon plan to build their 1.5 Billion facility adjacent to the DHL CVG hub ? If Amazon are intending to maximise competitive advantage , then would this not indicate either a hostile takeover or a friendly merger , the likes of which will shake the logistics market worldwide ? From a str...

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by Bradin
Thu May 23, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16411

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Why exactly would you choose MAX? Logic, support for Boeing or something else? The same Boeing & FAA declared the aircraft safe after the first crash and hours before the grounding. I would rather wait for solid support from EASA. For the exact same reason why one would fly a Boeing 787 after a...

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by Bradin
Thu May 23, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16411

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Pardon my naivete but is there not an inherent problem with the new engine placement that was the need for the MCAS in the first place? Is it something that is a rare event or is the instability always there for the MCAS to adjust? I flew on a UA 737-9MAX and recall being rather impressed overall.....

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by Bradin
Wed May 22, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13444

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

This looks like a classic case of where programmers or system design analysts do not think of all the use cases or are inexperienced with cultural nuisances or travel industry

We already collect information such as date of birth and gender as part of booking a ticket.

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