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by Max Q
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Using Japanese Airspace
Replies: 8
Views: 3267

Re: Aeroflot Using Japanese Airspace

The question is why Japan is allowing Russian overflights when it doesn’t appear that’s being reciprocated

All the JAL and ANA flights I see are avoiding Russian airspace and taking long out of the way routings north of Anchorage to fly Tom and from Europe

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by Max Q
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about brake and rudder pedals.
Replies: 19
Views: 830

Re: Question about brake and rudder pedals.

There's a little art, yes, but it isn't super difficult. The PF will typically have his feet "up" on the rudder pedals for taxi. You can then pivot your foot forward to brake (pressing the top of the pedal to pivot it) and push with your heels to steer. The pedals are interconnected, so w...

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by Max Q
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about brake and rudder pedals.
Replies: 19
Views: 830

Re: Question about brake and rudder pedals.

They are both rudder and brake pedals. To brake you push the tops away from you and to use the rudder you push the entire pedal. Fyi there is one pedal on each side of the steering column. Thank you. So there's a little art to the maneuvering of the foot to push the top for braking action, and full...

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by Max Q
Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A question about crew bases
Replies: 27
Views: 1999

Re: A question about crew bases

Adding on to what people have contributed about QOL in relation to bases, half the early career drama of the first job you know you're going to stay at for a while is playing the quality of life bingo. Good airplane, good trips, good quality of life, good commute, good money - can't have them all. ...

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by Max Q
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A question about crew bases
Replies: 27
Views: 1999

Re: A question about crew bases

Adding on to what people have contributed about QOL in relation to bases, half the early career drama of the first job you know you're going to stay at for a while is playing the quality of life bingo. Good airplane, good trips, good quality of life, good commute, good money - can't have them all. ...

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by Max Q
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A question about crew bases
Replies: 27
Views: 1999

Re: A question about crew bases

I commuted to EWR from TPA for almost twenty years, it was stressful, tiring and an enormous waste of time but the best of all choices available then


The job is great, commuting just sucks

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by Max Q
Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A question about crew bases
Replies: 27
Views: 1999

Re: A question about crew bases

jetskipper wrote:
There is one caveat with the United contract. Crews based in Guam get a monthly cost of living stipend that the mainland based crews do not receive, pay per hour is the same however.



Yes that stipend always existed from the early days when Guam was a Continental base

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by Max Q
Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 For United Airlines Takes Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 13166

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 For United Airlines Takes Flight

I doubt there’s a cheaper way to transport the number of passengers the -10 can carry for the range it has


And thats all that matters

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 121
Views: 14616

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

We had at least one ‘homeless’ flight attendant, she arranged to fly almost every day of the month and used to always have three suitcases with her, as long as she was on a trip she had a hotel room paid for

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 121
Views: 14616

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

One thing that is extremely obnoxious and intrusive when traveling through US airports are the endless, loud and repetitive inane PA announcements


Other countries airports seem like an oasis of calm by contrast

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by Max Q
Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 1576

Re: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft

A330 on approach is stunning. Big wings, gear looks like a bird of prey coming in. Looks best with the T700s. Always been partial to the 767-400 as well. The higher main gear with the nose down stance and raked winglets makes it just look quick. Agree on both, I think the 764 is the best looking of...

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by Max Q
Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Smallest Mach 2 fighter
Replies: 19
Views: 2232

Re: Smallest Mach 2 fighter

It is amazing that the F-20 was privately funded with 3 production aircraft, all weapons certified and it was flying public airshows. One of its best and least known features was how quick the avionics and F404 engine could power up. The ultimate quick response interceptor. It could get to 50,000ft...

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by Max Q
Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 1576

Re: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft

The A380 is big but I find it extremely ungainly and unattractive, I could never understand an aircraft so aesthetically challenged being developed and built in France, a country with a long history of producing beautiful civilian and military types It didn’t have to look that bad ! Google MD12 I t...

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by Max Q
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-1 Quick Start/Other Aircraft with feature?
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: B-1 Quick Start/Other Aircraft with feature?

The B1 is a seriously cool aircraft


Thanks for the pictures, what is the red lever for behind those buttons ?

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by Max Q
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The manufacturing of the current 767
Replies: 12
Views: 1775

Re: The manufacturing of the current 767

Not aware of any 767s with FADEC, ours had overboost and overspeed protection but not FADEC

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by Max Q
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 1576

Re: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft

The A380 is big but I find it extremely ungainly and unattractive, I could never understand an aircraft so aesthetically challenged being developed and built in France, a country with a long history of producing beautiful civilian and military types


It didn’t have to look that bad !

Google MD12

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 15, 2022 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 1576

Re: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft

The 747, was, is and always will be the most impressive

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of our Sun, life on earth
Replies: 41
Views: 1875

Re: Death of our Sun, life on earth

I guess I might as well max out my credit cards

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New retro liveries American could do this decade
Replies: 33
Views: 3620

Re: New retro liveries American could do this decade

Bit off subject but I’d like to see a retro Continental livery with the gold, red, white and silver belly from the ‘80’s

It would look outstanding on a 757

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by Max Q
Sun Nov 13, 2022 6:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing / Airbus - factory options?
Replies: 22
Views: 2480

Re: Boeing / Airbus - factory options?

The B747-400 had optional Autostart for the main engines. This was fitted to the simulator at Boeing, and was pretty standard. One crew for an airline did their training at Boeing, and were taught Autostart.. A few weeks later they were sent to LHR to fly the second leg of the delivery flight of th...

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by Max Q
Thu Nov 10, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 28 SIN-HNL
Replies: 10
Views: 2013

Re: UA 28 SIN-HNL

Velocirapture wrote:
Given the length of the route, could it be a fuel stop? Has UAL done that before on this route?



Don’t think that would make much sense, HNL is pretty far out of the way

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by Max Q
Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Fleet Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 74736

Re: UPS Fleet Thread

Yes those gas guzzling 787 engines.Along with the fact that the 747 took off with one million pounds. Certified at 990k pounds. This is an aircraft that is in demand. A 747 generates over a million bucks in revenue per trip Why do you think companies are dragging out 40 year old 747-200F out of sto...

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by Max Q
Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 28 SIN-HNL
Replies: 10
Views: 2013

UA 28 SIN-HNL

Just noticed this on flight aware, 7 hours out of SIN, assume this is a diversion ?

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Fleet Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 74736

Re: UPS Fleet Thread

Only one ex ABC 747-83QF is available : VQ-BFE, owner Altavair AirFinance, impounded at HKG, stored at MZJ. Do you have a link to the mentioned financial statement ? Rumor is they are the 2 Qatar owned 747-8's A7-BGA, A7-BGB Already surprised AAB didn't give the 2 748Fs the boot yet. They're great ...

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by Max Q
Mon Nov 07, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things you would change about any airline
Replies: 34
Views: 2110

Re: Things you would change about any airline

Yes, bring back the 747s, Concorde

And no leather seats !

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by Max Q
Mon Nov 07, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cycle and hour limits on pax and freighter a/c
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

Re: Cycle and hour limits on pax and freighter a/c

Are converted freighter empty weights really higher than their passenger counterparts ? Understand they gain weight with the floor reinforcement and cargo door structure but overall I’d think they would be lighter without hundreds of seats, galleys, lavatories and all the other stuff involved with c...

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by Max Q
Fri Nov 04, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could time travel back to any airport
Replies: 46
Views: 2737

Re: If you could time travel back to any airport

Definitely Kai Tak in the ‘70’s

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by Max Q
Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SOFIA 747SP last flight?
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: SOFIA 747SP last flight?

What a waste to see it grounded

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 01, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: South African Air Force 707
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: South African Air Force 707

Those B707's were also used for EW purposes. 'The cheeks housed the Automatic ELINT Emitter Locating System (AEELS) systems only. According to Jane`s, the SAAF ELINT 707s also used the Elta 8300 ELINT suite.' https://www.saairforce.co.za/the-airforce/aircraft/13/boeing-707-328c https://en.wikipedia...

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by Max Q
Tue Nov 01, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG looks to snap up rivals
Replies: 109
Views: 25749

Re: IAG looks to snap up rivals

Did IAG end up acquiring Air Europa ?

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by Max Q
Mon Oct 31, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: South African Air Force 707
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: South African Air Force 707

CrewBunk wrote:
It’s on the left side too.



It wasn’t there when the aircraft first arrived at the museum, so I’d guess it has something to do with ground support. Air Conditioning? Generator?




That makes sense, thanks for posting those additional photos

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by Max Q
Sun Oct 30, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flights by airline
Replies: 47
Views: 3020

Re: Your longest flights by airline

In 1981 I traveled in a brand new PanAm 747SP from Hong Kong non stop to San Francisco

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by Max Q
Sun Oct 30, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: South African Air Force 707
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

South African Air Force 707

There’s a recently posted photograph on this site of this aircraft which appears to be a tanker

Under the R1 passenger door a large structure is attached to the fuselage, does anyone know what it is ?

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by Max Q
Sat Oct 29, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?
Replies: 52
Views: 3855

Re: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?

How, leather seats are really comfortable for a 7+ hour flight I like most leather car seats but in airliners I find them very uncomfortable and I don’t like sliding around for hours, they should go back to fabric Fabric. Ewwwww. Dirty. How much passenger detritus has been ground down into that ove...

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by Max Q
Fri Oct 28, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?
Replies: 52
Views: 3855

Re: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?

Ah, yes. That's right. My last long-haul flight was back in September from ATL to MCO. This really went over your head, didn't it. My point was that leather seats are so uncomfortable they make a short flight feel like a long one How, leather seats are really comfortable for a 7+ hour flight I like...

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by Max Q
Thu Oct 27, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011
Replies: 37
Views: 4273

Re: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011

Found a picture of the VC10 - interesting 2163856 Great picture Just in front of the Flight Engineer’s set of throttles on the left side of his desk is a transparent cover that can be opened Underneath are the engine start switches and several warning lights, another unique feature I guess they wou...

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by Max Q
Thu Oct 27, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011
Replies: 37
Views: 4273

Re: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011

Understood ! The only western jet transport I can think of which had a dedicated set of throttles for the FE was the Vickers VC10 Do you know of any others ? Best wishes Found a picture of the VC10 - interesting 2163856 Great picture Just in front of the Flight Engineer’s set of throttles on the le...

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by Max Q
Thu Oct 27, 2022 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011
Replies: 37
Views: 4273

Re: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011

The three man 767 certainly had thrust levers ! Ahh Max, your posts always brighten my day. I'm sure you're joking, as I was referring to the FE having thrust levers, not the entire cockpit :lol: When did the navigator position end? I know some early 707's had them I believe. Trans Caribbean had na...

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by Max Q
Thu Oct 27, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?
Replies: 52
Views: 3855

Re: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?

Any flight with leather seats is a long haul flight Ah, yes. That's right. My last long-haul flight was back in September from ATL to MCO. I just flew long haul with Southwest, SJC-LAX! They landed before my movie ended though... It isnt a long haul flight, it is a short flight, SJC-LAX This really...

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by Max Q
Thu Oct 27, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011
Replies: 37
Views: 4273

Re: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011

The three man 767 certainly had thrust levers ! Ahh Max, your posts always brighten my day. I'm sure you're joking, as I was referring to the FE having thrust levers, not the entire cockpit :lol: When did the navigator position end? I know some early 707's had them I believe. Trans Caribbean had na...

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by Max Q
Thu Oct 27, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines nears order for over 100 widebody jets - Bloomberg News
Replies: 519
Views: 146235

Re: United Airlines nears order for over 100 widebody jets - Bloomberg News

I can pretty much tell you why the 2 aren't mixed mostly in the USA, Even though many parts are similar? They're not interchangeable as units. If am airline is flying mostly GE engines on everything else? Flying a Rolls Royce engine is a "whole Nuther ballgame" And engines id nearly 50% o...

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by Max Q
Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines nears order for over 100 widebody jets - Bloomberg News
Replies: 519
Views: 146235

Re: United Airlines nears order for over 100 widebody jets - Bloomberg News

It's the freight . . 77As are limited, they can and do fly EWR - HNL, but the freight has to be limited. The 764 should be similar, full pax but not full freight. However, the 77Es were converted because of freight to GUM and HNL. The 77As were limited, especially since they carry 360 instead of th...

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 25, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011
Replies: 37
Views: 4273

Re: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011

Tristarsteve wrote:
It was the El Al B767 that had an EICAS screen, and some more buttons. Something for the 3rd pilot to do!!



Very interesting

I jumpseated on a Delta 767-400 once, interesting in that they had an AOA display on the PFD and a very large spirit level on the auxiliary panel !

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 25, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900
Replies: 42
Views: 13102

Re: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900

[threeid][/threeid] Well, if you fly Ethiopian in economy on long haul, there is pretty little legroom too, even less in their 737s - those were really awful. If you experience that, who cares if there is a business class in the front or if it's all economy? Honestly I don't, as long as I'm flying e...

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 25, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011
Replies: 37
Views: 4273

Re: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011

Your first two pictures show a pretty standard B767/B757 panel. Nearly all the things you can see are test switches usually used by the ground engineers. At least most of the B767 I worked on looked like that. Some also had an EICAS screen there for the ground engineer. Typical Boeing from 1980s wi...

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 25, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011
Replies: 37
Views: 4273

Re: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011

Facing this resistance, Boeing even offered a 3-man cockpit as an option on the 767 when it first came out in 1982, although only one airline (Ansett Australia) bought them so configured and none of the 13 unique airframes are currently flying. United also originally ordered the 3-man version, but ...

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 25, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?
Replies: 52
Views: 3855

Re: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?

Any flight with leather seats is a long haul flight

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 25, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900
Replies: 42
Views: 13102

Re: Cebu's 459-seat A330-900

I wonder how they get in all those extra seats? Keep in mind that these aircraft are economy-only, there is no first or business class. Not even premium economy. They can fill the entire floor space of the aircraft with economy seats, probably with a quite narrow seat pitch. A business class seat e...

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 25, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011
Replies: 37
Views: 4273

Re: FE on B-747-100, DC-10 and L-1011

The even more important reason than monitoring the systems was operating the systems. Fuel transfers for example had to be done manually i.e. switching on/off certain pumps, opening/closing the correct valves at the right time. Nothing was automated. Already in normal operation this meant quite som...

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by Max Q
Tue Oct 25, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines nears order for over 100 widebody jets - Bloomberg News
Replies: 519
Views: 146235

Re: United Airlines nears order for over 100 widebody jets - Bloomberg News

The 764s are marginal East Coast to Hawaii. The 77HDs will remain for those routes and for HNL-GUM-TYO (for which four 77Es were converted to HD configuration). Not to mention losing 100 seats per flight As others have said, the 78J is best for those routes on an operating cost basis. Problem is, t...

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