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by max999
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL
Replies: 45
Views: 13636

Re: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL

These AA employees acted with crass and are unprofessional. They need to take it 'outside.' As has been pointed out several times, there is zero proof that AA employees were involved in the alleged fight. Exactly. I’m getting to the point with this where I’m gonna say... Pics or it didn’t happen. C...

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by max999
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL
Replies: 45
Views: 13636

Re: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL

Guess what? Some times two human beings don't like each other, especially if one is sensitive to slights. I don't understand how you can downplay this incident when it's a complete breach of professionality to fight in front of customers. These AA employees acted with crass and are unprofessional. ...

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by max999
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 35
Views: 6079

Re: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R

https://www.panynj.gov/aircraft-noise/pdf/jfk-runway-13L-31R-jul-17-2019.pdf suggests "substantial completion" on Nov 16th. Cost: $355M Worth it? It's expected the new concrete runway will last for 40 years rather than the 12 years one gets from asphalt, and is the last of the four runway...

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by max999
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18244

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Good thing. They are required by law to offer services in both languages and they haven't. So you pay when you don't play by the rules. Can you explain what service was not offered in both languages on the flight in question? I've read that seat belt buckle only had word "Lift" and Emerge...

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by max999
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 28387

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

Nobody has figured out how to walk the line between "be prepared" and over react to very uncertain forecasts. The cone moves with every new forecast. The 3 day cone is usually somewhat close. I'll never understand why everybody runs to fill their car with gas. Gas cans for generators I un...

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by max999
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 15708

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

Don’t AA and Delta use the same 763 J seat? Yes, but... AA chose not to install IFE monitors in their 763 J Seat. Instead, there's an empty tablet holder in its place. On long haul flights, they hand out a tablet to J passengers. You get nothing on a domestic 763 flight. And of course, no IFE monit...

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by max999
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18244

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

I honestly don't remember the seatbelt buckles on Air France having the word for lift in French. France French has a lot of English loan words like parking and stop that aren’t used in Canadian French...which itself does have English loan words that largely differ from France. Anglophones, whether ...

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by max999
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18244

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

English speakers should learn another language, the world is way richer elsewhere ;) I know this is anathema to monotongues, but this site, born in Europe be it said, fines members likewise should they use another language : posts just are not tolerated. Problem is that narrowing all discussions to...

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by max999
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18244

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Understand that only Air Canada operates under these restrictions. No other airline in Canada! So ....... Westjet (for example) does not have to change the “lift” notation on seat belt buckles to bilingual. Only in Canada. Also understand this is the same couple that complained about not being able...

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by max999
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.
Replies: 128
Views: 17926

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/business-49471720
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BA admits it made errors in sending cancellation emails to the wrong passengers. It will refund those who booked alternatives because of the wrong emails.

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/business-49471720

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by max999
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 111
Views: 13505

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

My take is that the rules are too lax for delays/cancellations for the airlines. Load factors are so high that cancellations can mean multi-day delays. This leads to the behavior of delaying a flight practically in perpetuity... if you were on an afternoon flight and its delayed to the next day, as...

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by max999
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't EW been able to establish itself as a major player in TXL?
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: Why hasn't EW been able to establish itself as a major player in TXL?

uppderdeckfan , have you ever travelled with EW? You indeed pay for checked bags , priority boarding and seat reservation ! They offer packages like Ryanair ( Basic , smart ... etc ) ! They are just not really low cost because of a high cost structure 60% over easyjet costs and their fares are more...

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by max999
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 14048

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

I have no idea what tech is currently available for PTVs but my understanding is they're still all pretty much dumb screens controlled by the onboard server. Has anyone come up with a solution yet based on using actual tablets? Use a modular design for the seat that you can install a custom android...

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by max999
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strike in HKG and Hong Kong based airline on 5th AUG
Replies: 16
Views: 4653

Re: Strike in HKG and Hong Kong based airline on 5th AUG

Both runways seem to have been kept open. Departing and arriving traffic is quite scarce however. The aircraft that do operate in and out seem to be on time, so no real delays. They appear to have been quite conservative with the cancellations. I believe most of the CX/KA/HX flights are cancelled b...

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by max999
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 54663

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Delta will transfer our full operation of U.S.-Tokyo services from Narita to Haneda, the city's closest and most convenient airport. With this move, we will become the largest U.S. carrier serving Haneda, with seven daily flights between Haneda and Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Honolulu, Minneapolis, ...

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by max999
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22374

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I'm sure Dougie will find a way to squeeze in 6 abreast seating at 29 inch pitch and no PTVs. I definitely wish AA was acquiring A220s, but not if Dougie is still in charge. Same with Kirby and his team of bean counters at United. Apparently the future is the CRJ550 :roll: . I fly every week, Monda...

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by max999
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474663

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing seems to be sending veiled threats that if the FAA don't lift the grounding by Q4 2019 they will shut down Renton. Desperate times for Boeing. I suspect this will not just blow over and be forgotten. There are no guarantees that it will be economically viable to fix the 737MAX. Somebody at B...

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by max999
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 92
Views: 19821

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

The fuselage is manufactured by Spirit AeroSystems, so you may want to direct your question in their direction... V/F Boeing is ultimately responsible for the quality of the product presented to the customer, regardless of how badly Boeing's suppliers screw up. Also, Spirit may make the fuselage, b...

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by max999
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 92
Views: 19821

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

According to this article; https://luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/klm-moet-lang-wachten-op-laatste-boeing-737-800 The holes in the part of the fuselage where the wing would be attached were drilled wrong. Due to this the wings could not be fitted. So, no wrong wings or something, b...

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by max999
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6438

Re: 737-8200?

Actually Boeing name the Ryanair 737 Max variant as 737-8200. Those reference can be find in the FCTM for example. Exactly here is an article about it and that the naming is not new: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/new-name-for-ryanair-737-max-is-not-actually-new-459666/ Doesn't matter w...

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by max999
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3652
Views: 474663

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Reuters has a few spicy leads: ⋅  Boeing 737 Max Chief to Retire Amid Executive Shuffle ⋅  Attorney General Barr Won't Oversee Probe of Boeing's 737 Max I find the first article to be the most interesting. I wonder if this is the last "retirement" we will be seeing. It...

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by max999
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1401

Re: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?

The other night on easyJet, I saw the crew empty the cash purses and manually count tons of Euro coins and bills. I saw coins spread out all over the galley counter. It was clear to me they were conducting the end of day cash accounting. I knew it was the last flight because the crew earlier announc...

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by max999
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6569

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

Delta benefited by avoiding all the costs and associated headaches of the groundings of two Boeing types. First they avoided the terrible teens 787 and the 787 battery grounding. NW was set to receive the first batches of 787 and become the first North American operator. At the time of the order, NW...

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by max999
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?
Replies: 37
Views: 1841

Re: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?

Yes I have.

From a passenger perspective, the only noticeable difference was the MAX being a little bit quieter than the NG. The Sky Interior was not unique as plenty of NGs have the same feature.

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by max999
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8198

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

Built right up against Flushing Bay. I wonder how many years it will take until Concourse G experiences routine flooding as a result of rising water levels? Hopefully they built some type of water barrier. After Hurricane Sandy, many new building plans in low lying areas were redesigned to make the...

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by max999
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19196

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Site

Unions ordered a hit job by a friendly press on a non-union plant, federal bureaucrats use it as an excuse to harass a company now that the bank shake-down gravy train is slowing down. Simple as that. Boeing should respond to the irresponsible actions of the unions in this case by making sure the N...

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by max999
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 323
Views: 56898

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/29/air-canada-transat-merger-high-fares The Guardian: Canadians are paying sky-high prices for flights – and merger could make it worse Air Canada’s planned C$520m purchase of Air Transat could be bad news for passengers who already pay double what American...

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by max999
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5807

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

Strange place to put effort into. What is the purpose? Likely a matter of just trying to streamline everything and tie it into having a refreshed corporate identity as "one airline". If management was serious about streamlining the corporate identity, they had their opportunity to get rid...

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by max999
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387370

Re: AA: MAX May Not Fly Until European Regulators Approve It

I think this makes a lot of sense. The FAA wants support before they stick their neck out. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told employees that "politics" may play a role in when the Boeing 737 Max returns to service, according to a report by CNBC. "I think as much as anything now i...

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by max999
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24998

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lufthansa-planes-idUSKCN1TP1RP says: “The new XLR could be used in our network. We look at it. But in my view it is a niche product ,” Spohr told investors at Lufthansa’s capital markets day in Frankfurt. He pointed out that it was not comfortable to spend more th...

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by max999
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 15963

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

The first Delta Boeing 767-400(ER) to feature the carrier's latest DeltaOne Business Class product has completed interior modifications in Guangzhou, China. New cabin configuration: • 34 DeltaOne suites • 20 Premium Select • 28 Comfort • 156 Main Cabin This is a tremendous upgrade to what's availab...

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by max999
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5311

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Induction is the way to go. Many professional chefs have installed induction equipment alongside the older gas stoves. Induction can change heat settings very quickly just like gas, but without the danger of exploding. The downside to induction is that some pots and pans are not compatible; they won...

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by max999
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1401

Re: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?

Most European airlines only accept card Not true, cash is still very common on European airlines as it is in Europe in general. They also accept cards of course, but if you want to pay cash you can. The choice is yours. The only European airline that I've ever experienced that doesn't accept cash i...

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by max999
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 124940

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Just a quick observation on the XLR orders. The XLR seems to be a niche need for many airlines. Many airlines have a need for the XLR's performance and narrowbody profile, but the airlines don't need too many of them in their fleet. It seems the airlines aren't going to base entire narrowbody fleets...

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by max999
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 124940

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

MEA has been rumored to be the XLR launch customer with 4 orders. I wonder if they are converts. Interesting one. What routes do they have that require the extra range of the XLR over an LR? Beirut to all of Europe and the Middle East no problem with a vanilla A321, LR maybe lifts a little more car...

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by max999
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 12475

Re: European LCC

I also think that Austrian will be the first to crack in Vienna. They will probably drop routes where there is too much LCC presence. They must be shock, in 18 months they went from king of the castle to under siege by a swarm of LCC’s. won’t look good on Lufthansa reports. they surely feel the pre...

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by max999
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9883

Re: Plane crashed into building in Manhattan

https://twitter.com/FDNYAlerts/status/1 ... 3967917056

FDNY confirms it's a helicopter crash at 787 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.
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https://twitter.com/FDNYAlerts/status/1 ... 3967917056

FDNY confirms it's a helicopter crash at 787 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

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by max999
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41592

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Other airports that should be considered Delta focus cities by having Nashville service as the minimum: LAS: DL has TWICE as much service there as they do in BNA TPA: still twice as much as BNA MCO: THREE times as much service as BNA (and they have more non-hub destinations as they do hub flights. ...

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by max999
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41592

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Other airports that should be considered Delta focus cities by having Nashville service as the minimum: LAS: DL has TWICE as much service there as they do in BNA TPA: still twice as much as BNA MCO: THREE times as much service as BNA (and they have more non-hub destinations as they do hub flights. ...

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by max999
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19931

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

Has nobody learned yet that there might be more to the story???? Well, what we have learned is that DL is extremely good at playing the PR game. I'm certain it's not general company policy to fly RJs around the country handing out "free" rides. In order to play a good PR game DL has empow...

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by max999
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Point-to-Point The Path Forward?
Replies: 36
Views: 4803

Re: More Point-to-Point The Path Forward?

In my opinion as the major airports airlines use to function as their hubs continue to become more congested leading to delays becoming more frequent and unacceptable it would make sense that carriers would start shifting their focus to point-to-point routes. There’s only so much room at any airpor...

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by max999
Thu May 30, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 54
Views: 10899

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

Whether it's a CR9 or E75, my point is still valid. Now, if your argument is mainline or nothing, you need to be ready for lots of nothing . Look, for example, at the domestic network of Southwest vs. AA/DL/UA and their regional carriers. Dozens fewer destinations. Thousands fewer total flights. Mu...

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by max999
Thu May 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 54
Views: 10899

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

From a passenger's perspective, I would like to say goodbye to the CRJ for its tiny seats, narrow aisles, low ceilings, cramped toilets, and miniscule overhead bins. Let newer and more comfortable regional jets replace it. There's nothing wrong with that viewpoint - you just need to be prepared for...

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by max999
Thu May 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 54
Views: 10899

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

From a passenger's perspective, I would like to say goodbye to the CRJ for its tiny seats, narrow aisles, low ceilings, cramped toilets, and miniscule overhead bins. Let newer and more comfortable regional jets replace it.

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by max999
Sat May 18, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22522

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

I don’t understand what the obsession with PTVs is? What did you all do on flights before airlines started to put them in? 77H I hate these kind of questions. Your question is the equivalent of asking: what did you do with your life before the internet? Technology changes, and people adapt to make ...

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by max999
Thu May 16, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 1902

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

787 because of the little red and green light above the toilet doors indicating when one is available! I wish they retrofit this onto other aircraft. And I find the Max and NEO to be very boring for a new aircraft. I've flown several NEO flights and one Max flight...from a passenger perspective, I d...

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by max999
Wed May 15, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

Re: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route

I'm surprised the AC pilot contract would allow this kind of operation. Certainly could not do this with any of the legacy airlines down in the US. Even though the Collective Agreement would allow Air Canada to not pay any 737 pilots out of seniority due to a Force Majeure clause, Air Canada has el...

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by max999
Sat May 11, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3326

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Brits should really be watching out for the loss of reciprocal healthcare agreements between the UK and the rest of the EU. Many Brits traveling to the EU, who are accustomed to seamless health coverage while traveling, will be surprised NHS may no longer cover them. Any future reciprocal agreements...

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by max999
Mon May 06, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8922

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

This is a hard problem to solve because there will always be people who take stuff with them during an evacuation. Just like there are people who try to smoke on airplanes when it's so clearly prohibited on almost every commercial flight. Some people here have proposed locking overhead bins, but peo...

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