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by AA777223
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to British Airways world cargo?
Replies: 23
Views: 4923

Re: What happened to British Airways world cargo?

Antarius wrote:
BA World Cargo was consumed by IAG Cargo.

IAG has a lot of aircraft going to a lot of places (BA, IB, EI etc), so they utilize the belly space of pax aircraft vs operating a dedicated fleet.

So, what happened to the 747 freighter fleet?

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by AA777223
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7416

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport

3,500 cars X what 15gal of petrol = 52,000 gallons of petrol and 14,000 tires not counting the other petroleum based materials like interiors etc. That should make a pretty good fire. Thanks. I guess I'm asking if they run that much hotter than other parts of the exhaust or engine block. They compl...

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by AA777223
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-300 GE Engines
Replies: 33
Views: 3874

747-300 GE Engines

I had a quick question about the GE engines on the 747-300. I ran across this photo and noticed something that seemed out of place: 1179938 The GE engines on this frame appear to be the CF6 model found on the 747-400. The only other instance I am aware of seeing this engine on anthing other than a -...

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by AA777223
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80745

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

There she goes! Giving up...

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by AA777223
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80745

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Geez, you'd think they would use a camera with a little bit of a stronger mount. Watching this, I'm gonna need a Dramamine.

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by AA777223
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80745

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

I'm pretty sure that was not the engine start up of the 777-9. The camera is way too far from the plane. The engine start up was most likely from other planes nearby the camera. It probably was the 767 but are you aware of how loud 777 engines are on start up? They can be heard over all the other a...

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by AA777223
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 17512

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

As mentioned earlier the first three Classic freighters were actually built with a nose loading door ( as all factory built freighters were) but no side cargo door That was an option, all three of those airframes were retrofitted with a side cargo door later and all factory built freighters had bot...

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by AA777223
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Now Has The Most Domestic Destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 5577

Re: DFW Now Has The Most Domestic Destinations

I think DEN benefits from being the Southwestern hub for both UA and WN. Especially when you think about all those sun and snow destinations that are exclusively served from DEN (or at least on those carriers), the only thing that really is close is AA in PHX. When you combine that with the secondar...

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by AA777223
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296571

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I just hope investigators find other reasons for this crash. I had friends on that flight, heading for Canada. My condolences. I know it may be hard to believe, but it’s not actually that weird that someone would have a video of this incident. While it is very unlikely that any individual would be ...

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by AA777223
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air operating 40 year old A300B2
Replies: 66
Views: 19277

Re: Iran Air operating 40 year old A300B2

A 'bus with a yoke! There's a throwback for ya.

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by AA777223
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737 Max Grounding the longest?
Replies: 6
Views: 2346

Re: 737 Max Grounding the longest?

So.... is the takeaway that this is, indeed, the longest grounding of a large scale production, mainstream jetliner? The Concorde was a niche aircraft, the comet got redesigned, the 787 was only down three months and the DC-10 a mere 37 days. Sounds like the MAX is setting records in all the wrong w...

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by AA777223
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737 Max Grounding the longest?
Replies: 6
Views: 2346

737 Max Grounding the longest?

Hello all, With the grounding of the 737 Max now running months long, does this constitute the longest time that a whole fleet has been sidelined? I know there have been groundings such as the Concorde, Comet and even recently, the 787 with the battery issue, but I am uncertain how long those lasted...

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by AA777223
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 148
Views: 39805

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

Oh man, i’ve seen it all in this thread: 787-10, 78J, 78X, 781(?), 7810(??), 787-1000(???). What’s next? 787-ten-1thousand-XXX? The full name is: Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, or Boeing 787-10. IATA and ICAO abreviations are B78X and 781, respectively. Who came up with 78J? I feel like half these codes...

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by AA777223
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 26046

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Do the rumored 787-10 upgrades seriously encroach on the A 359? Is there a place for both frames as a 77E replacement? Yes. The 78X might poach off some orders on the lower end of the 77E's performance/capacity spectrum, but it could do that now , even without an increased range... it's still an ai...

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by AA777223
Thu May 30, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 10927

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

It was all very rushed by 9/11 . I insisted that they couldn’t fly this fleet of planes and sold them to Delta. "I insisted"? We're you an AA exec/fleet planner at the time? I'm sure you have great stories. I remember this era quite well. This was in my youth and my love of aviation was b...

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by AA777223
Wed May 29, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 4241

Re: Best Airline Ads

https://youtu.be/VywUQz-DtHs
https://youtu.be/5rshGbeOKX0

American
https://youtu.be/V64IMaou8lU
https://youtu.be/jzDOa6HEGYI

Edit: typo

Those AA ads were really special. Loved those.
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VC10DC10 wrote:
There were several commercials created immediately after 9/11 that I still think are outstanding:

United
https://youtu.be/VywUQz-DtHs
https://youtu.be/5rshGbeOKX0

American
https://youtu.be/V64IMaou8lU
https://youtu.be/jzDOa6HEGYI

Edit: typo

Those AA ads were really special. Loved those.

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by AA777223
Wed May 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 4241

Re: Best Airline Ads

I can think of many I love over time - The BA "To Fly, to serve": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4JdQi60an0&t=3s The BA Faces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxbgm9Bmkzw BA Made by Britain (LOVE this one): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2w2bCMhc9k AA "We Know why you fly"...

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by AA777223
Tue May 14, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 9980

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

Thank goodness, our dear friend Ben Schlappig did a review of the originally referenced Xiamen 757 so we can have a visual aid. Please note the two premium cabins have two different seats - an angled lie flat and a recliner style as seen in US domestic F or international premium economy (not Y+): ht...

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by AA777223
Tue May 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 9980

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

As the thread starter, I will weigh in: For the sake of the discussion, I was referring to three, distinct, separately divided cabins. This is why I specifically noted that AA and UA used to both fly three class aircraft on their respective transcon (PS for UA and flagship for AA) services, but with...

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by AA777223
Mon May 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 9980

Three Class Narrowbodies

Hi All, I stumbled upon a seatmap of a Xiamen Airlines 752 featuring F, J and Y. You can find it here: https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Xiamen_Airlines/Xiamen_Airlines_Boeing_757-200_V1.php I know that AA and UA used to use a three class config - true three class F, J and Y on transcon services, bu...

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by AA777223
Thu May 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)
Replies: 33
Views: 7211

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)

Loved this series! I was a child in this era, so it is great to learn the history of an industry I love.

I think it would be fascinating to read something similar, like the history of the L-1011 at DL or the 777or 747 at UA.

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by AA777223
Thu May 09, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 29343

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Airbazar.. It has nothing to do with the A380. Which is the exact opposite of what the pre-announcement management briefing detailed, moreover there has been an admission of sorts that the fleet mix has been wrong for some time and that the focus will continue to shift from additional capacity to i...

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by AA777223
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384540

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

I fear 'evolution' will mean another decade of the horrid globe which is almost 30 years old. It's beyond 'dated' and tired at this point. Please at least change the crap 'last minute decision' font courtesy of Smisek. Amen! That globe has always hocked me off. It's too dull and similar to Copa and...

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by AA777223
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?
Replies: 52
Views: 5307

Re: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?

Many airlines just use the wifi signal to stream other content, without the need for the satellite internet connection. I know on UA, when you stream content, you're just streaming it off of a server on the aircraft, not media through the broader internet connection. I think this option makes a lot ...

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by AA777223
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there be a 787F?
Replies: 47
Views: 6092

Will there be a 787F?

I searched for a similar topic and couldn't find one, so here goes: As the title suggests, will there be a 787F? With the cancellation of the A380 program, which never realized an F variant, and the clear movement towards aircraft in the 787/A350 sized category, I wondered if there would be interest...

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by AA777223
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 8265

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

The Europeans seem to have better luck. There's Edelweiss of Swiss and Eurowings (and Condor?) of LH.

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by AA777223
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10
Replies: 102
Views: 24992

Re: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

There will be no "ER" treatment for -10. Boeing stated it multiple times. Any extra range will come only from weight savings or engine PIPs down the road. 777-8 is the "ER" frame to go to in the same capacity in Boeing's lineup. Why United get 787-10... many pax, small weight = ...

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by AA777223
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 69
Views: 21440

Re: British Airways B787-10 Update

I do not understand how the 789, which flies several of the longest flights in the world, when 20 feet of fuselage length to it, can barely make it past LHR to the west coast. Something about all of these range estimates just doesn't add up to me.

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by AA777223
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 39
Views: 11830

Re: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?

Makes her look quite sporty!! I love it!

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by AA777223
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 33495

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

In UA config, there is a 13 Y (1.5 rows) and 2 J (equivalent of a lav) seat delta in seat count between the 789 and similarly configured 2-class PMCO (GE powered) 772. Essentially, the 789 is the direct 772 replacement at UA with greater range and far better CASM. All this talk of significant down g...

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by AA777223
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DEN-LHR
Replies: 31
Views: 6694

Re: UA DEN-LHR

I would assume Denver is a good winter destination if you have to slot squat. There are a lot of people who like to ski in Colorado. Fares, hotel prices, rental car costs all skyrocket in the winter months. In the summer, it tends to be pretty reasonable. It kind of reminds me of all those BA widebo...

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by AA777223
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 24524

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dm4kNuLWsAAKdrv.jpg
vs.


Maybe it's just me...
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Something about thing wings, compared to the length (proportions) and the upturned bits in this pic remind me of an MD-11. I can't figure out why, but it just does.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dm4kNuLWsAAKdrv.jpg
vs.



Maybe it's just me...

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by AA777223
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?
Replies: 24
Views: 4774

Re: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?

I have a deck or two from UA with the 787 on them they were handing out in J when the dreamliner was still a novelty (couple of years ago). I think they were with my amenity kit.

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by AA777223
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam
Replies: 33
Views: 5450

Re: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam

As an American, I have gone to Da Nang twice on the tail end of other trips to Asia. It's a beautiful place to wind down and relax. It is relatively inexpensive, not as crowded, the people are very nice and the food is good. It's my new go-to beach resort for a couple of days to round out otherwise ...

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by AA777223
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289608

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

I'm afraid so.. :worried: Holding a one-stop SYD-DXB-LHR itinerary as ecologically superior to a non-stop is like ordering a super-sized fast food meal with a Diet Coke. It's true that as a headline an 8000nm sector other things being equal uses about 15% more fuel than two 4000nm sectors. However ...

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by AA777223
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 64
Views: 13607

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Cunard wrote:
ATA L1011 wrote:
777PHX wrote:


perhaps it's because the drugs are always freely available at mine -)

#Klassy :?

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by AA777223
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?
Replies: 48
Views: 9504

Re: When will American Airlines have largest A319 fleet?

Personally, I hate flying the A319. There is something about its size that it requires airlines to put the tightest pitch of any aircraft in their fleet. For example, if you look at UA's website (whom I fly most often), most of their NBs have similar pitch ranges for each class (37-39 in F, 34-36 in...

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by AA777223
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amusing Airfare Anomalies
Replies: 36
Views: 3225

Re: Amusing Airfare Anomalies

I booked an interesting itinerary. It seems fitting as those of us here in IAH seem to be popping up quite regularly on this thread already. UA really likes to take advantage of their captive market here. I planned a trip to Australia and New Zealand with a buddy of mine a year or so ago. I booked ...

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by AA777223
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amusing Airfare Anomalies
Replies: 36
Views: 3225

Re: Amusing Airfare Anomalies

I booked an interesting itinerary. It seems fitting as those of us here in IAH seem to be popping up quite regularly on this thread already. UA really likes to take advantage of their captive market here. I planned a trip to Australia and New Zealand with a buddy of mine a year or so ago. I booked t...

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by AA777223
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial
Replies: 54
Views: 10720

Re: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial

I really applaud Delta for offering this. It's definitely appreciated for Y travelers, and seeing as sleep is more elusive when sitting upright, the extended service may be a nice distraction on TPAC flights. I do see the concerns some have expressed over service speed. I fly J (on UA, NH or LH usua...

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by AA777223
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Orient Thai now?
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: What's up with Orient Thai now?

A couple of years ago I was in Hong Kong and my GA A330 (I believe, or else it was a UA 777) pulled in a gate right next to their 742. I was enamoured at seeing such an old bird with the JT9-Ds hanging out under her wings. I thought that was probably the last time I'd see a 747 classic in the flesh.

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by AA777223
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 71071

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Dumb & dumber. Entitled guy who flies too many miles a year ("I am more important than you") and will take Twitter on storm to vent his frustrations. Not very smart FA who acts as a (bad) community manager for UA even if she is not paid for that (as she mentions before, she is only pa...

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by AA777223
Fri May 04, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **
Replies: 140
Views: 15868

Re: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **

Please use IATA codes. Those of us who are veterans to the site are used to them much more than ICAO codes. We always had hover boxes that just popped up under the hyperlinked codes before, and they were much more manageable. Is that an option?

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by AA777223
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 9208

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

FAs are not there for your service! The whole role is about being there for your safety and security. That means, they are not there to help you stow away your bag, they are not there to get you a drink when you push the call bell. Stop being so lazy and get off your backside and get the drink your...

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by AA777223
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Double stretches of an aircraft, why don’t they work?
Replies: 24
Views: 2911

Re: question, may be a touch technical...

Obviously, this isn't an absolute, as the 739ER is doing just fine. The 779 will likely be a winner as well. But yes, the likes of the 764ER, 753, A346, 748i were total dogs in terms of sales... but they perform well. There are factors beyond just being a double-stretch (and therefore less optimize...

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by AA777223
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Emirates 777-300ERs in storage - older & newer frames
Replies: 34
Views: 24006

Re: 15 Emirates 777-300ERs in storage - older & newer frames

A6-ENQ looks like it's going back into service. It's just flown back to DXB. Can it also be that DXB simply has no room to park anymore aircraft and they are flown elsewhere on a very temporary basis? That's for sure, very little space if any left in DXB and storing planes in DXB is a waste of spac...

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by AA777223
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34705

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

One important thing to note from a facebook post referenced in the comments of Lucky's article - this dog was a frenchie. I have a bulldog, myself (English, in my case), and these brachycephalic breeds are highly susceptible to temperature changes and anything that doesn't allow them to breathe very...

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by AA777223
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat 11th A330-200 received
Replies: 30
Views: 10464

Re: Air Transat 11th A330-200 received

It's amazing to me those old EK A330s are finding second homes. As the smallest frame in the fleet, they ran a lot of short, regional hops. I would've thought they were ridden hard and put away wet. It's a testament to the maintenance and frames that they are ready for a second life.

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by AA777223
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2025ish A380-900NEO
Replies: 177
Views: 27505

Re: 2025ish A380-900NEO

You clearly know way more about all of this than I do; your analysis is most impressive. I do have one question that might make me look like an imbecile, but here goes. You say we are looking at the EK A380 with 437 seats. The Seatguru diagram you used is an EK two class bird. She already seats 615 ...

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by AA777223
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order
Replies: 124
Views: 22152

Re: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order

EK burned their A350XWB bridge twice already. I think that the US3 are in a position to take over half of the EK B777X order just to get them off their backs. EK has, what, 150 777-8 and -9 on order to replace a similar number of 77W? The US3 (actually, it's just AA and UA) has a total of, what, 40...

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