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by JAAlbert
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 183
Views: 12707

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

The Nanny State claims another victim. Or the government is appropriately protecting the health and well being of the 86% of the US population that does not smoke. For many non-smokers the smell of cigarettes is difficult to tolerate and if you have a breathing condition - asthma, allergies - it ca...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 467
Views: 61955

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

What type of aircraft is used for AF-2?

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by JAAlbert
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando
Replies: 33
Views: 9760

Re: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando

What's happening in Orlando that requires a 380 from Qantas of all airlines?

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by JAAlbert
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA Increasing Inspection of Powders
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: TSA Increasing Inspection of Powders

Carry-on cinnamon, garlic, oats and bread making mix . . . transported on more than one occasion -- interesting, but odd ;)

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by JAAlbert
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19750

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Sounds like Air Italy didn’t have the agreement in place or AA didn’t want to sell. Both issues happen. Airlines are usually pretty willing to help each other out with spare parts since it is mutually beneficial. At JFK for example, Delta is known to be the parts warehouse for everyone. They have q...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More safety issues for Boeing...
Replies: 37
Views: 5482

Re: More safety issues for Boeing...

How reputable is that web site? I haven’t heard about this or seen it in any other source. Here is another story on it https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7104735/FAA-finds-Boeing-787-jets-wheels-tires-lose-braking-steering-function.html The UK Mail appears to be a copy of the original story, ...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 125
Views: 16522

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

According to the OSC, QF/AA carry over 50% of the passengers between US/AUS and 54% of the non-stop traffic. The next largest carrier is Delta/Vigin at 18% and 32% for passengers vs nonstop passengers. I am surprised DOT would allow the creation of such a juggernaut. I'm not convinced that this new ...

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by JAAlbert
Wed May 29, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?
Replies: 31
Views: 2632

Re: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?

Interesting post! My own uninformed, armchair assessment is that the airline industry is not for the thin skinned or faint hearted. All the airlines have been rather vicious to encroachments by other airlines at one point or another. The enormous capital costs required to maintain an airline mean ea...

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by JAAlbert
Fri May 24, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 228085

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Please Qantas, pick the damn aircraft of choice so we can move beyond fuel burn and my-engine-is-better-than-your-engine comments! Technically, they are all breaking the forum rules in that technical discussion is only supposed to be in the technical sub-forum. But, I'm sure we are all thankful tha...

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by JAAlbert
Thu May 23, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 228085

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Please Qantas, pick the damn aircraft of choice so we can move beyond fuel burn and my-engine-is-better-than-your-engine comments!

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by JAAlbert
Sun May 19, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41727

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I agree this rumor is not credible. Still, it's a slow news night, why not discuss whether it would make sense, and if not, is there anything Alaska could do to pull off such a merger/buy out? wouldn’t this hurt Alaska? The way I see it, Alaska benefits from it’s size. They take over JetBlue they be...

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by JAAlbert
Thu May 16, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19316

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Let's see, do I want sugar and flavor in my carbonated water . . . or sugar and flavor?

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by JAAlbert
Thu May 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will 777s get winglets?
Replies: 19
Views: 3188

Re: Will 777s get winglets?

zakelwe wrote:
The current 777 wing looks so old fashioned nowadays.


Yes, but a so-sexy-you-could-slap-it new wing is on the way!

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by JAAlbert
Wed May 08, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Everett and Charleston 787 production costs
Replies: 4
Views: 2725

Re: Everett and Charleston 787 production costs

What is the difference in cost for labor? Those figures should be more readily available and I thought the primary reason Boeing opened the CHS plant was to tap into a cheaper labor market.

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by JAAlbert
Wed May 08, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...
Replies: 33
Views: 4371

Re: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...

Perhaps the airlines are starting small and will use larger planes once a healthy number of passengers use the airport regularly.

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by JAAlbert
Wed May 08, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 85
Views: 10292

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

767 was a great plane and sold well. It is just that the 8 across 330 was significantly better - and more capable. Which is why I am scratching my head wondering why Boeing is again considering a 7 across cabin. I've heard it will be substantially more efficient than the 767, but I still do not und...

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by JAAlbert
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25832

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

If these reports are true, perhaps Boeing plants needs to stand down for a day or two to reassess and refocus on quality and safety. I recall decades ago, Boeing briefly stopped production on the 737 after foreign materials (bolts or screws I think) were found in newly constructed aircraft by most. ...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137218

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I'm sure someone posted this previously, but I am seriously disappointed that Boeing didn't use the red in-house paint scheme. The 747-8 orange livery would have been nice too. But no, they use the 737-Max paint scheme! Missed opportunity to build more positive buzz about this new flagship. (sigh)

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by JAAlbert
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19302

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

gatibosgru wrote:
DL extra aggressive lately!


Sounds like what DL was up to in Seattle awhile back!

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by JAAlbert
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34039

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Wow, these two new terminals reflect a dramatic departure from the existing, linear terminals. Very interesting, I bet they will be beautiful and a real asset to the lucky airlines who will utilize them!

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by JAAlbert
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17728

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

The MAX-10 looks considerably longer than the 737-NGs. Can a plane so much longer really be certified as just a variant of the 737?

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by JAAlbert
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 10955

Re: EK reducing 777 Fleet? Omni new owners?

What was the error and how much sooner are the aircraft being returned as a result?

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by JAAlbert
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 7100

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

Who would make a nasty, negative post regarding a thread involving PanAm's 747 cabins!? This sounds like a great topic! I was just 10yrs when the 747 debuted and the airlines used TUS to train their pilots on take off and landings. It was a common sight to look up from the playground of my elementar...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 17818

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

I like it! Anything to liven up the cabin is cool by me! Now somebody tell me what the inside of a whorehouse looks like. ;) Do they have seatback screens, cause AA sure could use some!

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by JAAlbert
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 11750

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

ikramerica wrote:
JAAlbert wrote:
The Justice Department should be investigating the FAA as well.

I think thats the IG not DOJ who would do that. Or Congress?


Well whatever or whoever -- it just seems to me that you can't give away your authority and then claim surprise when someone else uses it to their advantage.

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by JAAlbert
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 11750

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

The Justice Department should be investigating the FAA as well.

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by JAAlbert
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356304

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

[ I Love Love LOVE that subtle blue ombre' effect along the top of the fuselage. I think it's elegant, fresh, new! Very nice idea. It would be so distinctive. Sadly, the marketing people at UA didn't come up with it, and I'm sure others will say that it's more costly than tedious Eurowhite. I imagi...

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by JAAlbert
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The folding wings of the B777-9
Replies: 92
Views: 18412

Re: The folding wings of the B777-9

Yea it was kind of a let down. Realistically the wing could never fold the way it was initially shown due to the fuel tanks. It reminds me of prototype cars that have all the W-O-W figure. But when the actual car is launched it’s meh. The wingtips look small in comparison to the rest of the aircraf...

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by JAAlbert
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

NYT: The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jetliner faced an emergency almost immediately after takeoff from Addis Ababa, requesting permission in a panicky voice to return after three minutes as the aircraft accelerated to abnormal speed, a person who reviewed air traffic communications said ...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So what is the "new" information collected at the crash site and satellite data that led the US to ground the Max?

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by JAAlbert
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Speaking as an American it makes perfect sense to have the boxes read out in the UK. Why waste time shipping across the atlantic? NTSB can observe in the UK like they have done for many other accidents. Not unprecedented at all and I think the WSJ report is overblown and possibly a misinterpretatio...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54197

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

What is the arrangement by which the 380s are heading back to Airbus? Is Airbus purchasing them back, or is this the conclusion of a lease agreement with Airbus the lessor? How old are these 380s? LH usually flies their planes for years.

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by JAAlbert
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 467
Views: 61955

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

WHAT!? How did we not get more advanced notice? I hope someone gets some good photos!

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by JAAlbert
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 737
Replies: 62
Views: 4735

Re: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 7

I bet Albert Einstein wouldn't want Trump as his pilot either! Being in the same cabin with the Pres would be difficult I think. Which reminds me of a humorous moment as I boarded a SWA plane many years ago. The plane was almost completely empty. A very beautiful woman (my colleague actually) boarde...

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by JAAlbert
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

A number of assumptions in this thread are simply wrong. Boeing did not do the MAX because they were short of money. They in fact wanted to do an all new plane - airlines would not wait after the 320neo came out. I recall reading back at the time that Boeing did approach airlines re: a clean sheet ...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Clearly 2 crashes of the 737 MAX in 6 months raises all kinds of questions and red flags! And it may be a while before we get concrete answers. However, for me, I will avoid the MAX until we have those answers. Which means my flight, on a UA MAX 9, from MCO-IAH in early April will be changed, even ...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 20099

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

Still nothing from FAA and EASA. Strange times we live in. The Chinese care more about safety and peoples lives than €urope and U$A It's been 20 hours since the accident and I would be very surprised if FAA and EASA had not received as much information as ET has regarding the accident. Perhaps thes...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If the pilots were experiencing issues with airspeed during and right after departure, could they have raised the flaps earlier than normal in order to place the aircraft into an above stall speed state of flight? That’s sorta what I was thinking. Something like this could make sense given the know...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 11902

Re: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia

If it were clear that the MCAS system was or could likely be a factor in the Ethiopian crash, then yes, ground the fleet. But the factual information on the Ethiopian crash thus far -- sparse as it is -- does not seem to link to MCAS at this point.

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by JAAlbert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

A new thread has been started re: an Indonesian official's call to ground all MAX aircraft pending investigation. Perhaps everyone can switch their comments re: "ground the fleet" vs. "don't ground the fleet" vs. "let's think about grounding the fleet" to that thread, a...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 11902

Re: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia

Have they figured out why the Indonesian MAX crashed? Yes. Boeing decided to put large latest generation engines on a 50 year old airplane which was originally designed to fly 100 people 500 nm. They were able to do this by moving the engines forward, lifting the nose up a few inches, and change th...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The data we have is to conflicting to draw any conclusion from it. We know the plane did not climb out as it should, but we also see a very high energy impact scene. That together with the indicates that the engines should have been deliviring thrust as normal. At the moment everything is possible,...

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by JAAlbert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

DeltaWings wrote:
Am I the only one who also considers a terrorist attack? Just a thought


Well, the pilot reported technical issues and requested return to ADD so, while possible, it does not appear an intentional act.

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by JAAlbert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

NearMiss wrote:
This looks eerily similar to Lion Air 610... Condolences to all those involved.


What about this flight is eerily similar to Lion 610?

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by JAAlbert
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 467
Views: 61955

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Perhaps you mean MCRD because I do not see how closing Liberty Station (the old NTC) could help in any way. I've seen plans on a second departure runway heading in a 290 direction dissecting the MCRD property however it would only improve movements by about 15-20% and not double the traffic a paral...

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by JAAlbert
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11228

Re: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance

Interesting that this news is only being reported in "The Points Guy" site. So AA and Qantas are mean to Qatar, in what way? And it sounds like Qatar is mean to other airlines. What are the constant accusations Qatar lobs against other airlines? Unless you're EK, I'd think being in an alli...

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by JAAlbert
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 66167

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Revelation wrote:
Caption says:

Awaiting to be demolished at LDE


Why is this 350 going to be scrapped? Was there an issue with early built 350s?

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by JAAlbert
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 467
Views: 61955

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Demolition of T2 East is in the environment impact report released last year(?). The new T1 will connect airside to T2 and there was also a gate extension at T2W past 51. Some of the plans I saw tearing down T2E and replacing it with a new wing of the T1 terminal. The plans leave T2W looking somewh...

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by JAAlbert
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 467
Views: 61955

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Why was the portrait of Charles Lindbergh on the side of the Commuter Terminal painted over? I have to say that the Lindbergh mural depicting him in flight gear holding a miniature of his plane looked more like a developmentally disabled adult. It always bothered me as I drove past. I suppose this ...

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by JAAlbert
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 467
Views: 61955

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Do plans exist to expand and widen T2E?

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