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by gunsontheroof
Thu May 26, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 285
Views: 46111

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2022

PDX’s recovery is going to take a while. I wonder how G4 is doing in PDX. They don’t carry many passengers at PDX. The current routes they have don’t make much sense, with the exception being the newly announced PDX-PVU route. 3,974 passengers versus 34 flights puts the average load at 116.88 passe...

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by gunsontheroof
Sat May 21, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for Mechanics
Replies: 11
Views: 1795

Re: Question for Mechanics

I’m not in the field myself, but I was enrolled in an A&P program for a quarter some years ago (where I learned it wasn’t my thing) and remember there being several students there who were fresh out of the military and basically only there to get the certificate required for civil employment. Th...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri May 20, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?
Replies: 37
Views: 1597

Re: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?

The two that stick out for me are passing over Manhattan on approach to JFK as a kid and seeing a lot of the things I associated with New York City through the window of a DL 757 at once. The other would be approaching IST (Ataturk) from the northwest over the Golden Horn and taking in Istanbul from...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue May 17, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times 16 May : Deep WN Involvement Certification Boeing MAX Safety Alert to avoid Training
Replies: 59
Views: 13124

Re: Seattle Times 16 May : Deep SouthWest Airlines Involvement Certification Boeing MAX Safety Alert to avoid Training

Boeing could have redesigned the MAX flightdeck to make it more like the A320 which everything is grouped logically and labelled and most toggle switches replaced with push buttons and the whole flightdeck decluttered. Simplified so that it is an easy transition for the prospective airline pilot. H...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun May 15, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8455

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

I wonder how the site of this mass gun murder terrorist act was chosen. Did he get leads from others he knew or on line 'friends' to consider this a target. Why go 200 some miles away from home for the place of his racist act. Then there are the questions of how he got the armor vest, the gun, the ...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun May 15, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8455

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

But he didn’t do the job he was paid to do, protect the customers. Kinda blows up the whole good guy with a gun. Hope the supermarket withholds any payments to his family seeing he failed to do his job. The kid was wearing body armour. He came prepared, the security guard had no chance. If the secu...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri May 13, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Groupon dying?
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: Is Groupon dying?

I worked at a restaurant that offered a Groupon deal for awhile and from what I recall, dealing with them was more of a hassle than it was worth. We weren’t exactly in want of regular business and frankly, the customers it brought out tended to be somewhat disagreeable. Just my two cents.

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by gunsontheroof
Sat May 07, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 252
Views: 31417

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

HP probably stands out because they built net-new campus near Houston. (Getting off topic) But HP already have a large presence in Houston area that dates way back to its merger with Compaq. They're building the new campus bc their old campus (aka former Compaq campus) was damaged by flood during H...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu May 05, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 252
Views: 31417

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

Whats up with Boeing moving all the time? Cant be good for employee retention, doesnt it? Twice in around twenty years (after nearly 90 years in the same place) isn’t exactly “all the time.” For that matter, the folks who actually work in HQ are a tiny fraction of management, so it’s not a consider...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu May 05, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 943
Views: 154679

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

So photos of the new Star Wars livery got leaked. I can't post a picture since I'm on my phone but there's pics of it on Instagram out of the paint shop. It will be flying SFO-SNA as AS9565 on 5/4 as part of that sweepstakes that I posted a few weeks ago. Reg is N538AS 737-800 This is also an ETOPS...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 943
Views: 154679

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

32andBelow wrote:
Also why would it be bad to have Seattle people connect in Alaska to go to Hawaii. That’s what they are asking Alaskans to do.


A much larger O/D + FF base to appease and direct competition on non-stop Hawaii routes to fight, for a start…

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8533

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

This isn’t commercial aviation with unwilling participants. It’s a coordinated stunt with professionals. There’s going to be danger and that’s pretty much the whole point of it. Aviation has a long history of dangerous stunts. I can’t imagine if the Internet was around in the early days of aviation...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas Stars hockey charter aborts takeoff
Replies: 25
Views: 5644

Re: Dallas Stars hockey charter aborts takeoff

freakyrat wrote:
What would be nice for the NHL is if we didn't have cabotage rules and every NHL team could use Air Canada JETZ like the Canadian teams do.


The Seattle Kraken use AC Jetz, so I’m not sure cabotage rules apply to U.S. teams…

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 82
Views: 5117

Re: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

All in Europe for me…

Estonian Air: CPH-TLL
Finnair: CDG-HEL
Turkish Airlines: HAM-IST

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paine Field (PAE) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 5775

Re: Paine Field (PAE) Aviation Thread - 2022

PAE could potentially add more if someone is willing to spend the money for another environmental study and meetings with the city of Mukilteo. Propeller could expand toward the west and wrap around to the north toward the tower. I believe they are prevented from expanding any further west due to s...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Apr 17, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paine Field (PAE) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 5775

Re: Paine Field (PAE) Aviation Thread - 2022

Agree with all of the above but would add from the wording of the quote the cap didn't seem like a AS one but more more of a POS one. It’s likely a restriction based off of available gates. SeaTac is a gate and airfield constrained airport. It has a purpose built terminal for busing to handstands, ...

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by gunsontheroof
Sat Apr 16, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paine Field (PAE) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 5775

Re: Paine Field (PAE) Aviation Thread - 2022

I'm excited to see mainline service coming this year. Still really hoping a second airline comes in and starts offering flights at least to the middle of the country like DEN, ORD, DFW etc. though. UA/OO flew PAE-DEN for a while. Obviously didn’t last. I was under the impression that this route was...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Apr 14, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR has it....UA making a play for AS soon
Replies: 72
Views: 11053

Re: RUMOUR has it....UA making a play for AS soon

AS and UA have always had a close relationship prior to AS joining OW. UA almost bought QX when AS bought it. I could see it happening. Ummm…care to pull over and enlighten us on that one? I don’t recall UA and AS ever having any kind of relationship, let alone recently. They developed their great ...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR has it....UA making a play for AS soon
Replies: 72
Views: 11053

Re: RUMOUR has it....UA making a play for AS soon

airlinepeanuts wrote:
AS and UA have always had a close relationship prior to AS joining OW. UA almost bought QX when AS bought it. I could see it happening.


Ummm…care to pull over and enlighten us on that one? I don’t recall UA and AS ever having any kind of relationship, let alone recently.

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33316

Re: Condor launch new livery

Well, that’s totally weird and definitely not what I would have done, but now I’m onboard with it. It’s too strange not to like.

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Apr 04, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 328
Views: 82416

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

I don't think so? The tweet shows pictures of Gostomel including AN-124 UR-82009 damaged whilst undergoing maintenance. For reference AN-225 fuselage 01-02 is at Kiev - Svyatoshino (UKKT) and likely still looks like this: 699985 Do you know how recent this pic is? Did you even look at the photo? It...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 328
Views: 82416

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

Recent Tweet from @OSINTtechnical appears to show Mriya #2 intact at Hostomel: https://twitter.com/osinttechnical/status/1510034475299835916?s=21&t=4x_LNelmV_wcFGfIYW4BmQ I don't think so? The tweet shows pictures of Gostomel including AN-124 UR-82009 damaged whilst undergoing maintenance. For ...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Apr 03, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 328
Views: 82416

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

https://twitter.com/osinttechnical/stat ... FGfIYW4BmQ
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Recent Tweet from @OSINTtechnical appears to show Mriya #2 intact at Hostomel:

https://twitter.com/osinttechnical/stat ... FGfIYW4BmQ

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Apr 03, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the shortest flight from your airport?
Replies: 49
Views: 3739

Re: What is the shortest flight from your airport?

For SEA, SEA-BLI is 93 miles. If you count cargo, SEA-MVW is 71 miles and SEA-CLM is 72.

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 122
Views: 14493

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2022

Air Tahiti Nui is partnering with AS and starting SEA on October 4th, twice weekly: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/paradise-found-alaska-airlines-and-air-tahiti-nui-announce-new-partnership-301512976.html Well, that’s about as unexpected an announcement as any I could dream up for SEA. I ...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Mar 24, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 943
Views: 154679

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

PAE is a unique airport operating with a unique operation. It attracts similar passengers that would fly mostly ULCC’s. I believe that’s why AS has found niche markets and found success to places such as PHX and LAS. Perhaps someone in the know could add some detail, but I thought PAE generally was...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 943
Views: 154679

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

However, ORD (and even DFW), could work if there's enough O&D traffic to warrant such a flight without taking too much traffic away from SEA. I meant to say something about this in my initial post on the matter but kind of drifted off and forgot to, but I agree that PAE-ORD/DFW might be attract...

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 943
Views: 154679

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

I could potentially see PAE-DEN/SLC replacing the two PDX slots. I could see the potential here as well, but if they look east, I wonder if they might consider ORD or DFW to offer onward connections via AA. A rebound in business traffic would almost certainly need to come first, but I think at leas...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 122
Views: 14493

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2022

Can someone explain what “Pasco” refers to in the context of WS flying YYC-GEG? Haven’t heard that before. Pacific Coastal Airlines based out of YVR does some flying for Westjet, using Saab 340's.[/quote] PASCO is the call sign for Pacific Coastal Airlines, who operates feeder flights on behalf of ...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 122
Views: 14493

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2022

hiflyeras wrote:
WestJet to PSC? It's a little early for April Fool's!!



Can someone explain what “Pasco” refers to in the context of WS flying YYC-GEG? Haven’t heard that before.

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by gunsontheroof
Sat Mar 19, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?
Replies: 84
Views: 5477

Re: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?

cjg225 wrote:
gunsontheroof wrote:
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder

A Seattle Supersonics fan, but any chance?


However did you guess?!? :spin:

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by gunsontheroof
Sat Mar 19, 2022 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?
Replies: 84
Views: 5477

Re: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?

New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
New England Patriots
Los Angeles Lakers
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Mar 10, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Right and left-handed pilots and side sticks?
Replies: 21
Views: 4220

Re: Right and left-handed pilots and side sticks?

This might be an odd follow-on question, but it's come to mind a few times and this seems like a reasonable thread to posit it in. Have any of the major OEMs ever considered offering an aircraft with options for traditional yokes OR side sticks? I don't imagine it'd be much of a popular option these...

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Mar 09, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 328
Views: 82416

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

How do we not have a photo yet? You’d think a solider even Russian would snap one for Instagram Well, considering: Russia's parliament has voted to ban soldiers from using smartphones while on duty, after their social media use raised issues of national security. The bill forbids military personnel...

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Mar 09, 2022 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Same airport...same airline over and over again
Replies: 50
Views: 6537

Re: Same airport...same airline over and over again

Not a terribly exciting answer, but it's DL at ATL, Never flown aboard another carrier there, but it's only been my final destination once: 2003: SEA-ATL DLxxxx 763 Nxxxxx 2003: ATL-SLC DLxxxx 763 Nxxxxx 2004: SEA-ATL DL528 763 N176DZ 2004: ATL-PIT DL1068 M88 N966DL 2005: SEA-ATL DL528 763 N127DZ 20...

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Mar 09, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 943
Views: 154679

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Well it looks like one of the Alaska Airlines special liveries is going to have to be removed. News reports have Russell Wilson being traded from the Seahawks to the Denver Broncos. Maybe Frontier will put his face on one of their tails? I’m so curious if Alaska’s contract with Wilson allows it to ...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Mar 03, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk JetBlue pilot pulled from flight
Replies: 86
Views: 14464

Re: Drunk JetBlue pilot pulled from flight

MrBretz wrote:
I think .17% means you had 7 or 8 drinks. It depends on your weight but has anyone here ever had that much in an evening?


Easily, but I don't step into a cockpit (or a driver's seat) afterwards. This pilot got what he deserves.

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125867

Re: Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation

Russian Air Force Il-76 RF78662 currently showing on FR24 entering Belarus from ZIA... surprised to catch that one...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Feb 24, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 Years of the Mighty 757
Replies: 129
Views: 20000

Re: 40 Years of the Mighty 757

Still one of my favorite aircraft. Flown many DL runs ex-SEA aboard them and was lucky enough to catch CO's N13110 (which was part of Boeing's parade of 7s) on EWR-CPH back in 2008. The only type I've flown aboard more is the 737 series. Really wish that AS had ordered them back in the day. I mean,...

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Feb 23, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 Years of the Mighty 757
Replies: 129
Views: 20000

Re: 40 Years of the Mighty 757

Still one of my favorite aircraft. Flown many DL runs ex-SEA aboard them and was lucky enough to catch CO's N13110 (which was part of Boeing's parade of 7s) on EWR-CPH back in 2008. The only type I've flown aboard more is the 737 series. Really wish that AS had ordered them back in the day.

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Feb 23, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport you have flown on the most carriers from
Replies: 57
Views: 5036

Re: Airport you have flown on the most carriers from

Unsurprisingly, my home airport at SEA:

AA
AS
B6
CO
DL
HA
NW
QX
WN

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular songs that you HATE
Replies: 95
Views: 6555

Re: Popular songs that you HATE

"Free Bird"
"Sweet Home Alabama"
"House of the Rising Sun"
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"Sweet Caroline"
"Hotel California"
"Stairway to Heaven"

I'm sure I'll think of others later, but that's a start.

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Feb 22, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your orphan flight segments?
Replies: 37
Views: 3449

Re: Your orphan flight segments?

The only ones I can think of:

CPH-TLL on OV
HAM-IST on TK

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Feb 18, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 943
Views: 154679

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

I feel like AS tries this intra-California thing every few years, I remember when they were going to re-invent Horizon to focus on Intra-CA. I've been at AS for over 22 years now and I don't remember this. They never even suggested this. I raised an eyebrow at this one as well. I've never worked fo...

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by gunsontheroof
Sat Feb 05, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My first flight
Replies: 44
Views: 5165

Re: My first flight

Unfortunately, not long on details, but it was on an AS 727, SEA-SJC-SEA when I was about two. Wish I'd been a little older, as those were my only 727 flights and it's my favorite airliner. The only reason I can verify this is that my father worked for Boeing for nearly 40 years and very specificall...

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by gunsontheroof
Sat Feb 05, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 115
Views: 15149

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

Only on DL, surprisingly, but that's covered every variant ever flown, so I suppose that's cool.

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by gunsontheroof
Sat Feb 05, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Boeing 737-100 was unsuccessful compared to -200?
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Re: Why Boeing 737-100 was unsuccessful compared to -200?

I suspect that this might be due to Boeing getting the more economically appealing -200 out of the factory in pretty short order after the initial -100 introduction. You're not going to pass on the improved, barely larger version if it's available in the same timeframe as the original.

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 123
Views: 35782

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

Let's be honest. I think we all know what direction this rebrand is going. They probably paid millions of dollars to a design firm for something that resembles this thing I crapped out in 20 minutes. https://i.imgur.com/eHtS5rB.png Dear God, you're probably not too far off. This would be a travesty...

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