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by ACCS300
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat took delivery of another A321LR...
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

Re: Air Transat took delivery of another A321LR...

These will look amazing in AC colours! :stirthepot:

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by ACCS300
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 23042

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Vicarious Voyager did an amazing trip report two days ago on the new AC A330 Signature Biz Class YVR-YYZ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7f4K2Jco44

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by ACCS300
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 23042

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Some very nice pictures of the reconfigured frame: https://www.instagram.com/p/CB168bUD-Cl/?igshid=1m5t9xm78jdgo Edit: Maybe I should add it entered service today. Thanks for the post!! Signature pods, new seats and IFE look great! Wish they had gone a bit further and updated the ancient bins, side...

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by ACCS300
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd
Replies: 17
Views: 3160

Re: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd

They are obviously confident that travel restrictions will be eased by then. I note that their website says "We are pleased to announce the resumption of our flights and tour operator activities as of July 23, 2020, provided that the travel restrictions applicable on that date allow it " ...

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by ACCS300
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17307

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

Honestly, pretty gutted that I won't get a chance to fly into TXL one more time. Had two "last trips" planned this summer through there. It had it's frustrating moments, but I love the brutalist architecture and relative convenience compared to mega airports with centralized security. Won...

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by ACCS300
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13709

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Tons of fond memories, especially loved flying on AC's 767-300s after project-XM 2006 when PTVs were added. Flew many times YVR-LHR, YYC-LHR also the old AC35-34 YVR-HNL-SYD before the 777LRs made that nonstop, most recently YYZ-CPN where we had a flap issue on approach and were greeted by some fire...

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by ACCS300
Sun May 17, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14151

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped. Although noisy, the 'cramped' element was the result of most carriers going to 10 abreast. I remember Air Canada's 777-300ERs when they were new and 9 abreast, super comfortable ride, tons of p...

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by ACCS300
Mon May 04, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26762

Re: Air Canada to Cut Capacity 75% July-September

One of the issues here in Canada is that we have inter-provincial travel restrictions. All provinces require a 14 day isolation even if travelling from another province so domestic travel is likely affected to a greater degree than in the US.

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by ACCS300
Mon May 04, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26762

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

Air Canada needs to renew their fleet very soon. Even with these 79 aircrafts gone, there are still many that are approaching or over the magic 20 years in service landmark. They are actively renewing, just in the past few years : 45 A220-300 ordered, 4 delivered 50 737MAX8 ordered, 24 delivered bu...

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by ACCS300
Fri May 01, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 3964

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

In Canada majors YVR, YYC, YUL, YWG could be considered 'in-town'. Especially YVR.

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by ACCS300
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10533

Re: Airport construction projects question

All construction projects have been suspended at YVR, most notably Pier D's eight gate expansion set to open in June, new six-storey parkade and new central utilities building.

https://www.yvr.ca/en/passengers/construction

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by ACCS300
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9070

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

YVR Piers A and B closed, all domestic flights are using Pier C. Much of international and transborder closed too.

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by ACCS300
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Vancouver (YVR) passenger volumes to return to 1995 levels this year"
Replies: 18
Views: 3755

Re: "Vancouver (YVR) passenger volumes to return to 1995 levels this year"

Took a drive along the terminal loop the other day, total ghost town, maybe 3 -5 vehicles along the entire length of the international and domestic terminals, a sight we'll likely never see again. 1995 levels would take the traffic back to when there was only the present-day domestic terminal as the...

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by ACCS300
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 23042

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Another preview of Air Canada's new Premium Economy Cabin in the A333 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49607955146_19c87e61bd_c.jpg FIN 934 (C-GFUR) returning to QPG on a test flight. She has since departed QPG for YYZ on 28FEB20 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49607443473_db8d9a8e90_c.jpg T...

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by ACCS300
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 23042

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Another preview of Air Canada's new Premium Economy Cabin in the A333 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49607955146_19c87e61bd_c.jpg FIN 934 (C-GFUR) returning to QPG on a test flight. She has since departed QPG for YYZ on 28FEB20 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49607443473_db8d9a8e90_c.jpg T...

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by ACCS300
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 23042

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Air Canada now shows the new A330 configuration on their website, as Layout 3 https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/fly/onboard/fleet.html I wonder why Air Canada has to reduce the number of washrooms in economy? Not only is it unpleasant waiting for a washroom but the poor passengers sitting by...

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by ACCS300
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12681

Re: MEA new livery

Horrible, can't tell it's a tree at all, terrible decision.

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by ACCS300
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 23042

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Air Canada now shows the new A330 configuration on their website, as Layout 3

https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/fly/onboard/fleet.html

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by ACCS300
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 23042

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

It also appears that overhead bins over the centre row of seats have been installed in J class. I seldom work on the 330, but I don't believe the original AC configuration had overhead bins over the centre core in J class. Good observation, the old J config did not have centre bins, so I guess they...

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by ACCS300
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 23042

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Thanks tofur! Looks like they're keeping the ancient bins / ceiling which is a shame as the current bins/ceiling and side panels look so much better, was hoping they'd include those in the re-fit. Interesting to see the addition of shoulder belts in J, wonder why they're not including in AC's Super-...

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by ACCS300
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dust Storms affecting LPA, FUE and ACE airports
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

Re: Dust Storms affecting LPA, FUE and ACE airports

Wow!! Been to the Canaries 4x, fascinating photos! Hope all clears soon.

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by ACCS300
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 23042

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

LesAilesDuQuebec.com / WingsOverQuebec.com are reporting Air Canada is in talks with Airbus for an order of 25 with a mix of A321LR/XLR and A330NEO while an existing Boeing order for 11 MAX9 orders is to be relegated out to a future date. Love that AC seems to be gradually migrating back to Airbus ...

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by ACCS300
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95217

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

How many more of these 'issues' until Boeing pulls the plug on this disaster of a program? 10 more? 20 more? 100 more? Leaving trash in the fuel wings? Seriously, WTF Boeing? If there was FOD in the fuel tanks, that could make a crash much more likely than the MCAS issues. There seems to be a serio...

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by ACCS300
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Harbour Air Otters Damaged In Attempted Theft
Replies: 26
Views: 5935

Re: Two Harbour Air Otters Damaged In Attempted Theft

Bizarre to witness this! I walk past the Harbour Flight Centre almost every day on my way to the gym.

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by ACCS300
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14649

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

For SEA, I'd say if they can build the bullet train to YVR from SEA, move all asian and european international flights from SEA to YVR and leave SEA for only domestic/canada flights. Except for the minor detail of YVR being located in another country that would be a great idea. US based carriers wo...

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by ACCS300
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 23042

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Great news! My favourite wide-body ride! Let's hope for some neos in the future.

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by ACCS300
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHOTOS: Canada's airports in the early Jet Age
Replies: 23
Views: 3893

Re: PHOTOS: Canada's airports in the early Jet Age

Great stuff many thanks!! So much amazing mid-century modernist architecture that's all but gone now, wish some of it had been preserved. Calgary and Vancouver were quite late-to-the-game with regards to modern terminals, Halifax was way ahead for a city it's size in 1960.

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by ACCS300
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first a220
Replies: 58
Views: 13479

Re: Air Canada receives first a220

I recall a couple of YUL-YVR flights in the early days of AC's A321's where we bounced around at about 29,000' the whole way, not sure what the reason was but not the most pleasant of flights.

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by ACCS300
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford
Replies: 37
Views: 4040

Re: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford

Swoop's loonie sale probably did it.

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by ACCS300
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49364

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Although the 737-800 has higher landing speeds, small gear, less ability to flare I'm sure there's something 'off' with Pegasus' training for this airport as many other 737-800s from other carriers don't seem to have this problem at SAW.

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by ACCS300
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16256

Re: Time for a 787NG

Redesign the cabin to properly accommodate 9 abreast seating as it was originally designed and optimized for 8 abreast. Perhaps make the sidewalls thinner a-la 777x so passengers could fly comfortably 9 abreast like on the A350.

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by ACCS300
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210665

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I wonder what Air Canada is waiting for? YVR is a huge Chinese hub, most North America - China flights daily and we already have one case in Metro Vancouver, seems essential to severely cut flights.

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by ACCS300
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15889

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

I think some airlines will re-brand the MAX independently similar to what Ryanair has done with the 737-8200. Still a deception in my opinion.

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by ACCS300
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 23042

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

I curious to see if they've replaced the side-panels, ceiling, lighting and bins to match the newer A330s? AC's 330s are early models with the ancient bins, lighting and ceiling design smilier to 1990's-build A340s.

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by ACCS300
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines California Strategy
Replies: 102
Views: 19282

Re: Alaska Airlines California Strategy

AS just announced MRY-SEA. Daily, year-round, ERJ-175 service beginning June 18 Great news! MRY deserves more love, back in the 80s United, PSA and AirCal served Monterey with mainline aircraft to many destinations. MRY is strategically situated a very short drive from many large communities south ...

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by ACCS300
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL TU114 in 1967
Replies: 29
Views: 4668

Re: JAL TU114 in 1967

Here is a video clip from the Dutch newsreel (via Wikipedia with English subtitles): https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AReuzevliegtuig_Tupolev_Weeknummer_64-23_-_Open_Beelden_-_52883.ogv Incredible footage thanks!! I'm fascinated by the additional small staircase required to boa...

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by ACCS300
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL expects 16 MAX to be delivered this year, wants the MAX to be back in April
Replies: 8
Views: 1818

Re: GOL expects 16 MAX to be delivered this year, wants the MAX to be back in April

GOL is one of many who wishes the MAX is returned soon but likely has absolutely no influence on the matter.

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by ACCS300
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lufthansa's newest US route: FRA-AUS in Y, August 2019 [lots of pics]
Replies: 6
Views: 4748

Re: Lufthansa's newest US route: FRA-AUS in Y, August 2019 [lots of pics]

Great report thanks! Gorgeous clear day leaving FRA, amazing pics! Love that LH provides two hot meals in their TATL routes, I've heard this is ending.

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by ACCS300
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64526

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Whoever it is I'm thrilled that 2-4-2 in Y remains alive and well!

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by ACCS300
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189999

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/10/ex-boei ... rture.html


Very satisfying news, he deserves nothing in terms of severance, good move by Boeing.
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Rustbelt wrote:
I guess DM is not getting his golden parachute.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/10/ex-boei ... rture.html


Very satisfying news, he deserves nothing in terms of severance, good move by Boeing.

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by ACCS300
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY 777 Diversion Halifax
Replies: 16
Views: 4516

Re: LY 777 Diversion Halifax

Glad this one ended without incident, smoke-in-cockpit near Halifax always brings me chills in light of Swissair 111.

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by ACCS300
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289520

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

CBC News Network is pre-empting lots for programming for coverage of flight 752. 138 of the passengers were headed to Canada, 63 were Canadian citizens, a large number were university students and many others were high profile members of their respective local communities. Most Iranian-Canadians con...

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by ACCS300
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 Runway excursion Istanbul
Replies: 14
Views: 4191

Re: Pegasus 737 Runway excursion Istanbul

Wow it's been a whole 2 days since the last 737 runway excursion. Once again, no injuries which is great news.

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by ACCS300
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11076

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

And still ONLY those airports? As well as the Cat II airports......like YHM, YHZ, YMX, etc. Remember, there are not a lot of “major” airports in Canada. But, IMO, it is the lack of ILS approaches at YHZ that is the real issue. Almost every other airport in the maritimes has an eastern ILS approach....

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by ACCS300
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ
Replies: 52
Views: 11076

Re: WestJet 248 Off the Runway at YHZ

Runway 14/32 absolutely needs to be extended, seems it gives YHZ no end of trouble. Incidences seem far too frequent. Sky Lease Cargo Flight 4854 went off the same runway in Nov 2018.

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by ACCS300
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10854

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows

It is, undoubtedly, factually incorrect given their fleet. If other airlines found this to be problematic, I doubt that they would hesitate to file a complaint with FTC. I take absolutely no issue with Alaska's long-term and loyal relationship with Boeing. Problem is that 'all Boeing' is absolutely...

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by ACCS300
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189999

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Did anyone read the Bloomberg Business week article on the Max this week? Long story short, the article claims Boeing self-made this disaster in the pursuit of Greed. Union busting, relocation, outsourcing, lack of communication between development groups... the article has it all People within kne...

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