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by LAXffDUB
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 128
Views: 19241

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Yes, Delta takes delivery of non-US produced aircraft subject to tariffs outside of the US and then only flys the aircraft to international markets. This results in the aircraft never being imported to the US and therefore no tariff has to be paid. Its very simple... No import = no tariff You can l...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 218
Views: 23263

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

All this discussion about Belfast has me wondering. Did EI ever operate a feeder service to DUB (or SNN) so as to allow long-haul connections? No. Wouldn't really be viable as Dublin is less than two hours drive from Belfast, plus dedicated airport coaches from three operators provide hourly servic...

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by LAXffDUB
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 218
Views: 23263

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

All this discussion about Belfast has me wondering. Did EI ever operate a feeder service to DUB (or SNN) so as to allow long-haul connections?

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by LAXffDUB
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways
Replies: 69
Views: 12100

Re: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways

When airlines like QANTAS and VS had all-747 fleets it seems like it would have made sense to have some gates specifically designed for it, with four short (pedestal?) jetways for doors 1 & 2, L&R and even belt loaders etc. that were optimized to the location of baggage doors and other serv...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans World Logo - 1980s
Replies: 19
Views: 3864

Re: Trans World Logo - 1980s

Have to admit a fondness for their "Wings of Pride" livery. Not sure what year that was, but the reverse paint scheme was quite eye-catching!

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3706

Re: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines

I remember using QQ from flying in and out of TUS in the late 90s. AA had a large presence but their routes were to DFW/ORD. QQ would complement their service by taking you westbound while allowing full "earn and burn" benefits with AAdvantage.

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY
Replies: 35
Views: 6203

Re: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY

Take a tip from a long time traveller; never, ever leave on any trip without your passport. I've found myself being rerouted though Canada and other times having to cross the land border unexpectedly. It make life a lot easier when you have it with you. And don't get me started on airport staff, som...

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by LAXffDUB
Fri May 08, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: old 70s/80s alliance question
Replies: 26
Views: 8285

Re: old 70s/80s alliance question

Thanks to SueD and BealineV953 for "filling in the blanks"! lol

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by LAXffDUB
Wed May 06, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: old 70s/80s alliance question
Replies: 26
Views: 8285

Re: old 70s/80s alliance question

I recall BA had an association with UA in the 1980s. Both of their logos were slapped on everything in BA's terminals, including tickets and boarding passes. Joint BA/UA flight numbers would also be used. I seem to remember Concorde was exempted from any co-branding. I don't know how UA reciprocated...

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by LAXffDUB
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot 1990s JFK/MIA stop-overs
Replies: 26
Views: 4846

Re: Aeroflot 1990s JFK/MIA stop-overs

I used them to travel between IAD and SNN. In the early 90s it was the easiest way to get to Ireland without transiting JFK or LHR; EI was not serving the Washington area at the time. It was also a popular route for students wanting to get to Europe because the fares were always the lowest. I don't ...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ Repaint Status?
Replies: 28
Views: 3758

Re: AZ Repaint Status?

Lived in Italy for several years; the ongoing soap opera of its fate was a regular staple of Italian politics. Citizens knew the government would always intervene to shore up the airline despite EU prohibitions and the growing chorus of taxpayer voices. Its unions were a source of votes and patronag...

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by LAXffDUB
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37403

Re: Irish 3/20

EI-EWR has sadly left the fleet today. On its way to Arizona for scrapping, via Bangor. EI-EIM has entered into revenue service doing Dublin-Chicago yesterday. I'm curious about the handover process. Where does all the legal/financial affairs get wrapped up and EI actually relinquish possession of ...

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37403

Re: Irish 3/20

EI-EWR has sadly left the fleet today. On its way to Arizona for scrapping, via Bangor. EI-EIM has entered into revenue service doing Dublin-Chicago yesterday. I'm curious about the handover process. Where does all the legal/financial affairs get wrapped up and EI actually relinquish possession of ...

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?
Replies: 35
Views: 7145

Re: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?

I once heard a BA manager in the US comment that their Concorde service at JFK and IAD were its "bread and butter" routes. That was because of its major clienteles; Wall Street types and State Department people who needed fast travel times to meet counterparts. Any VIPs who used it were ju...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Unveils Special A321 Livery With All 90,000 Employee Names On It
Replies: 49
Views: 12485

Re: Delta Unveils Special A321 Livery With All 90,000 Employee Names On It

I can certainly understand Delta doing this. Air Canada did the same thing in 2002 and the employees loved it. It really did make one feel a part of the team. 0681202 Everyone followed the aircraft to run out and take a picture of their name. The maple leaf was made up of employee names and mine wa...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Outage
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

Re: LAX Outage

We woke up to very thick fog in the area. I live nearby and the visibility on my street was only about one block.

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by LAXffDUB
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28703

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

Shouldn't that be re-launch ? I have flown BOAC/BA tatl into MAN on VC10, L1011, 757, 767 - I have connected from MAN both domestic and European destinations on BA. Big disappointment when BA dropped MAN-JFK. They also had MAN-LAX at one time. Winter months there was a JFK-MAN-GLA L1011 service. Ye...

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by LAXffDUB
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?
Replies: 44
Views: 7595

Re: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?

DL regularly uses door 2L on their 767-400s as well, when the terminal configuration allows it. It makes the forward cabin much calmer during boarding. During disembarking cabin crew who were seated in the jumpseats at 2L&R will then usually stand in the aisle to hold back the main cabin passeng...

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by LAXffDUB
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 8138

Re: The rest of Tennessee - TYS, CHA, TRI, ect.

I use TYS regularly. It always amazes me to find it is still not served by public transit. There should be a bus service connecting it to the city and university but MKAA, KAT and UT don't seem too concerned. Supposedly bus service was studied several years ago by the city. At that time there was n...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 8138

Re: The rest of Tennessee - TYS, CHA, TRI, ect.

I use TYS regularly. It always amazes me to find it is still not served by public transit. There should be a bus service connecting it to the city and university but MKAA, KAT and UT don't seem too concerned.

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44679

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

As I follow all these discussions about DTW and references to the apparent success of MSP, could someone please enlighten me as to why DL hasn't launched these routes? Both airports are their hubs and obviously see a reason not to, or are they considering it? Also makes me wonder about SEA, and espe...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 39858

Re: Irish 8/19

I've noticed the EI flights to Florida for the next two days have been either cancelled or retimed due to the storm. That has me wondering about the personal safety of those crews. I'm guessing there is one in MCO who were expecting to work the return. What happens to them? Are they now part of the ...

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?
Replies: 35
Views: 6941

Re: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?

Very soon after 09/11 they seemed to shut down nearly every city ticket office. The few that remained were downsized dramatically. Friends who worked in them were told the company was "hemorrhaging money" and drastic action was needed. As a side note; I flew out of ORD right after service ...

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by LAXffDUB
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17755

Re: Tower Air

I flew Tower in late 90's LAX-JFK. I recall paying a price equal to other's on the route "economy" fare for Tower "First Class". If my recall is correct, they flew ought of the LAX International Terminal. Uneventful & unexceptional. The seat's were large "relic"-er...

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by LAXffDUB
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 65
Views: 15032

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

Who or why was the roadway system designed so you cannot drive to the adjacent terminal? Try taking a shuttle to JFK that has to visit all the terminals and you will quickly have the same question. The original roadway layout was a continuous loop which took drivers past each of the terminals. It a...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 38780

Re: Irish 7/19

Delta's website showing #177 diverted to JFK, before it even departed, and then continuing on to ATL. Anybody know what's up?

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by LAXffDUB
Mon May 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10856

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Once flew DL747 on a 767. What was odd was they still had the 747 in their fleet. I joked about it with the gate agent and they hadn't even noticed!

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by LAXffDUB
Thu May 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer
Replies: 19
Views: 2859

Re: EI Regional (Stobart) - Transfer

The only problem with Multi City on aerlingus.com is it only allows you to book two segments, so you can book AMS-DUB and DUB-CFN on one ticket, but you need to buy a separate ticket for the return (booking it that way as opposed to separate return AMS-DUB-AMS and DUB-CFN-DUB should guarantee prote...

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by LAXffDUB
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quad engines and reverse thrust use
Replies: 42
Views: 4159

Quad engines and reverse thrust use

Just did some plane spotting at LAX. I watched an A380 touch down and was surprised to see reverse thrusters only being deployed on engines #2 and #3. Every quad I've ever flown on used all engines for reverse thrust. My question is can the flight crew manually select which engines to use and if so,...

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by LAXffDUB
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 26132

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

If anybody could offer some travel advice it would be greatly appreciated! I'm flying LAX/ LHR this spring with VS. I'm considering a trip to DUB as well by connecting upon arrival with EI, though on a separate ticket. I have connected many times before at LHR and familiar with the routine. But I'm...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 26132

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

If anybody could offer some travel advice it would be greatly appreciated! I'm flying LAX/ LHR this spring with VS. I'm considering a trip to DUB as well by connecting upon arrival with EI, though on a separate ticket. I have connected many times before at LHR and familiar with the routine. But I'm ...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Imperial Hill Spotting (LAX)
Replies: 5
Views: 4408

Re: Imperial Hill Spotting (LAX)

I have found that there is a pretty good observation point on Westchester Parkway as well, where it crosses over Lincoln Boulevard (US-1). Very few people seem to know about it. Great unobstructed views of the north runways, T1-3 and TBIT. I routinely walk over from the In-N-Out location.

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2477

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

I can't say it's SOP, but I've routinely encountered this "added layer of security" whenever I've been flying back to the US from the EU. It's happened to me in FCO, MXP, ZRH, AMS, MAN and DUB. Some agents can be very cordial and friendly; others will interrogate with great zeal and gusto....

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 29290

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

BFS just doesn't have the population in the city or the surrounding area to justify or sustain a scheduled long-haul flight ... A couple of points: - BFS might not be able to sustain a wide-body long-haul service, but a narrow-body (which QR has) could well work. - BFS' catchment area is bigger tha...

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by LAXffDUB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing on top of the Pan Am building
Replies: 23
Views: 6283

Re: Landing on top of the Pan Am building

I feel old as well. I grew up in NYC. At the time it was routinely marketed as a competitive option to a taxi between JFK and midtown, along with ease of access to Grand Central Terminal. I always get nostalgic entering the building from E. 45th Street. The outline of the PanAm logo is still visibl...

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing on top of the Pan Am building
Replies: 23
Views: 6283

Re: Landing on top of the Pan Am building

I feel old as well. I grew up in NYC. At the time it was routinely marketed as a competitive option to a taxi between JFK and midtown, along with ease of access to Grand Central Terminal. I always get nostalgic entering the building from E. 45th Street. The outline of the PanAm logo is still visible...

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA F-100 Fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 5816

Re: AA F-100 Fleet

I flew them regularly between HPN and ORD. I still prefer them to the RJs being used now. They were mainline service. You felt akin to being on an MD-80 and the overhead bins would accept a wider variety of carry-ons.

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Arrangements for aircraft parked overnight
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Arrangements for aircraft parked overnight

Hi, all! I hope someone can answer this question. When aircraft are overnighting what precautions are taken if there will be freezing temperatures? I've seen aircraft parked at a remote stand from the night before when I've been getting an early flight on a cold morning. It's made me wonder how they...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat May 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying
Replies: 129
Views: 18569

Re: Irish 5/18 : Mayflying

The new SEA service reminded me of a question I have whenever I hear of an airline starting a longhaul service. How do they get a fresh crew in place to operate the turnaround return flight? I'm guessing EI had theirs in place a day or two earlier so as to be rested and ready to work. Are individual...

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 11462

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

Good find with the BOAC photo! I know there's a plaque inside the building saying the Queen opened the building - and yes,the plaque says BOAC/Air Canada. I know that plaque as well. For the longest time it was hidden after a lobby renovation. Don't know if it has since been re-exposed. "What ...

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service
Replies: 14
Views: 3163

Re: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service

I'm surprised it's taken this long just to get a SEA/DUB service established; with all the Puget Sound companies having their EU operations based in Dublin...

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by LAXffDUB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta VIP Select Service
Replies: 5
Views: 4226

Re: Delta VIP Select Service

Got to use it recently at MSP as I was making a tight connection. A redcoat was waiting on the jetbridge with an iPad displaying my name. We walked down the service stairs to a beautiful Porsche and was driven directly to my next flight. They then escorted me to the a/c door, introduced me to the Ca...

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by LAXffDUB
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 47060

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

One surprising gap in the DL network is a SEA/DUB route. There are many Puget Sound companies with their EU offices in Ireland as well as many ex-pats. It seems EI has figured that out with their plans to start service this spring. Will DL compete? And many American companies are going to need servi...

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by LAXffDUB
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 11249

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

I know people on this forum are hoping for EI coming to SEA and point out the business associations between the areas. But could anyone offer insight as to why DL doesn't serve the route despite having a big base there? DUB - SEA has about 65 PDEW, which although a respectable figure, highlights th...

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by LAXffDUB
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 11249

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

I know people on this forum are hoping for EI coming to SEA and point out the business associations between the areas. But could anyone offer insight as to why DL doesn't serve the route despite having a big base there?

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by LAXffDUB
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 27948

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Brilliant news , looks like the MAX and the forthcoming A321 neos have the potential to completely transform Irish aviation , Bit of a pity that EI never joined Star Alliance , unlikely IAG would allow it now Speaking of alliances... It's been a while since I flew out of LAX using T2. Yesterday I w...

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by LAXffDUB
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Cabin Door Design
Replies: 9
Views: 3014

767 Cabin Door Design

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but hope someone can answer or direct me. Why did Boeing opt for that particular one? It's a style and operation akin to those on the DC-10/L1011 but quite unique for them. The rest of the 7X7 series use the type that rotate/slide when opened to rest outside ...

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