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by Confuscius
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 114482

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Will the owner of a blue 737 Max please move your airplane. You are occupying more than one parking space. Thank you. 737MAX storage has moved to the staff carpark at BFI https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9wAEM1WwAEL1Bq?format=jpg https://twitter.com/Airplane_pic/status/1142788520739844099?s=20

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by Confuscius
Wed May 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3531

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

enilria wrote:
I hope this isn't just a scam to funnel more money into TSA.


Perhaps Mexico is paying for this.

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by Confuscius
Wed May 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first flight on jet airliners
Replies: 22
Views: 1249

Re: Your first flight on jet airliners

addendum: A300 Continental Airlines DEN (Stapleton)-LAX (ca. 1990s) ...Sadly. I may never get to fly on a 747 now...Yes I'm an old guy as you can tell LOL. CV240:: Unknown airline. (ca. 1950s) DC6: Continental ABQ-DAL (1957) Viscount 800: Continental ABQ-DAL (1961) DC7: Delta DAL-MSY (1961) And I th...

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by Confuscius
Wed May 08, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first flight on jet airliners
Replies: 22
Views: 1249

Your first flight on jet airliners

Here's mine, simplified with no submodel (e.g. DC-9/MD-80): 727 - American Airlines SAN-ORD (1978) 737 - Western Airlines SFO-SAN (1973) 747 - Northwest Orient Airlines ORD-ANC-NRT-MNL (1981) 757 - Northwest Airlines DTW-ORD (ca. 1990s) 767 - United Airlines SFO-LAX (ca. 1990s) 777 - United Airlines...

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by Confuscius
Wed May 08, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4263

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

A350 ver. 1.0
787-3

Firm orders with no deliveries

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by Confuscius
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 196
Views: 11736

Re: Politics and the 737Max

However, Trump has spoken out about the issue too. Surely he isn’t wrong? I mean he knows so much about planes. What does Trump have to do with this? Wow he just grounded them. Shocked that he caved into the knee jerk reaction of other countries. Will be sad when this comes out to be pilot error. T...

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by Confuscius
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service
Replies: 98
Views: 17693

Re: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service

Any chance Air America flying to Saigon?

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by Confuscius
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown
Replies: 50
Views: 9552

Re: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown

Could there be conflict-of-interest issue with Southwest paying for FAA inspectors?

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by Confuscius
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 50393

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Galaxy5007 wrote:
Both KC-46A 15-46009 and 17-46031 will be delivered today to McConnell in the delivery ceremony!


The first two aircraft delivered were authorized in two different fiscal years and two years apart. Is that unusual?

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by Confuscius
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 15747

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

Here's a longer video presentation of the Foster Epstein Moreno design.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf79qrl2gDA

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by Confuscius
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1599

Re: How do you pronounce airport codes?

How would you pronounce SUX-CLT?

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by Confuscius
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 248
Views: 36674

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

2/7 AS 1493 LAS - LAX 805p - 925p A320 2/8 CA 984 LAX - PEK 1240a - 530a 777-300ER 2/9 CA 179 PEK - MNL 700p - 1140p A330 2/11 5J 323 MNL - LGP 730a - 845a A320 2/15 5J 324 LGP - MNL 915a - 1025a A320 2/15 5J 805 MNL - SIN 125a - 525p A330 2/19 5J 804 SIN - MNL 330a - 710a A321 2/23 CA 180 MNL - PEK...

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by Confuscius
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to 7-year old Kid: NO SANTA.
Replies: 39
Views: 2274

Re: Trump to 7-year old Kid: NO SANTA.

Unfortunately for Trump, there is a Robert Mueller.

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by Confuscius
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 5994

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

Do you want my spare blowup doll?

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by Confuscius
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump Missing
Replies: 96
Views: 4222

Re: President Trump Missing

Individual-1 is in Iraq. Wonderful! And good for him to do so, the troops there certainly deserve such a visit. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-first-lady-in-iraq-for-surprise-visit-with-troops Tugg Yep, first time in a combat zone. Perhaps there's no rain in the weather forecast for that pa...

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by Confuscius
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump Missing
Replies: 96
Views: 4222

Re: President Trump Missing

Individual-1 is in Iraq.

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by Confuscius
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 176
Views: 39853

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

KrustyTheKlown wrote:
BDX is taken by Broadus (Montana), BJS is city code for Beijing so it isn't available. All other codes starting with BJ are taken.


I don't think it applies in this case because HND is for both Tokyo-Haneda and Henderson Executive (Nevada, USA).

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by Confuscius
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s
Replies: 26
Views: 4476

Re: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s

Polot wrote:
One thing Flyadeal has going for it is that it is government owned (being owned by Saudia).


Could it be related to Individual-1's support for MBS?

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by Confuscius
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations
Replies: 78
Views: 12713

Re: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations

EBJ68 wrote:
Someone will surely ask: WW stands for WOW Air


At first, reading the thread headline, I thought it stood for Willie Walsh and BA was ending service to India.

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by Confuscius
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 14494

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

The fact that LAS is in the middle of the city is precisely why nobody will want to use a new facility with a 30 minute drive to the strip. Let me just nitpick a bit. The city of Las Vegas starts north of Sahara Ave. and only the Stratosphere casino is located within its city limit. All the Strip c...

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by Confuscius
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 15684

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

EightyFour wrote:
Cha bu duo, eh?


Hong Kong assimilating into the PRC?

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by Confuscius
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO
Replies: 25
Views: 4374

Re: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO

We might never know what exactly happened to Schultz. It seems Airbus could use more women in Top Management. Well in my dealings with both Boeing and Airbus for over a decade, the Airbus teams have always been mixed gender. I have yet to meet a female Boeing medium / high level representative. I a...

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by Confuscius
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO
Replies: 25
Views: 4374

Re: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=analist )


Sounds like he wasn't a good fit, and it led to friction.


Or Airbus is not a well-oiled organization.
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BaconButty wrote:
Revelation wrote:
keesje wrote:
You always have to be careful, sometimes it is personal & few analists apologize later on.

Wut? ( ref: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=analist )


Sounds like he wasn't a good fit, and it led to friction.


Or Airbus is not a well-oiled organization.

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by Confuscius
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 28444

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

neutrino wrote:
Want to know what is true torture in travel? How about:
Image


Is that a Cebu Pacific A330 seat map?

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by Confuscius
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 133
Views: 13761

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

The thing is, many people do know and they ignorantly ignore the proper pronunciation. I don't know who decided that Beijing should be pronounced with a French J, but it is really annoying. There is no French J in Beijing, or Mandarin for that matter. I cringed on a UA flight to PEK where the pilot...

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by Confuscius
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163507

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

FAA has issued a new O'Hare Diagram effective today (9/13): http://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1810/00166ad.pdf#nameddest=(ORD) ...shows some interesting changes from the last, including a new taxiway Z the entire length of the field on the west side. Also, 10C/28C lost one foot in length from 10,801 to ...

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by Confuscius
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 138
Views: 19553

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

"Hawaiian said the Boston-Honolulu route will become the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in U.S. history at 5,095 miles." http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/09/14/breaking-news/hawaiian-airlines-to-offer-nonstop-service-to-boston-starting-in-april/ Let's hope HNL/ATL is next. D...

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by Confuscius
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 13275

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

Does anyone know what he was yelling? What medical condition would make someone act out at just the worst time, and still permit one to fly? Tourettes springs to mind...? Or a panic attack, triggered potentially by the crowd and combined space and combination of other factors(medical history, drugs...

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by Confuscius
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163507

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

NW ended their service from ORD to NRT about the time AA started. I miss their 747s at ORD, but I'm pretty sure they never flew a 744 on the route, but instead a 742 till the end at ORD. I believe those 742 flights started and ended at MSP, although with a different flight number (The direct flight...

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by Confuscius
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 13275

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

flyingclrs727 wrote:
If it were up to me, I'd divert to DXB or SIN and offload the passenger.


A choice between whipping or caning?

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by Confuscius
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20591

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

EvanWSFO wrote:
Enough with the "Airplane" jokes PLEASE. We get it. Pretty sure if any of the jokesters here were among the sick, you wouldn't be laughing. Grow up people.


Lighten up Francis...oops! wrong movie, sorry!

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by Confuscius
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi
Replies: 36
Views: 9013

Re: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi

zeke wrote:
Is that part of the left wing I see detached in one of those photos ? Looks like some extensive fire damage to the left wing as well.

Surprised to see the slides open on the left side.


One over wing exit door was opened as well.

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by Confuscius
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 30898

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

londonistan wrote:
HARPOON???!!!!! Are you mad? I hope you're being ironic..


Perhaps a little. ;) However, whaling is part of the Japanese culture just like the fur trade was part of Canada and the U.S. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want to see an Air Canada "club a baby harp seal" paint scheme either.

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by Confuscius
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 30898

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

I wonder why ANA did not go for a whale motif. I think it's very Japanese. The airplane's huge tail would be a perfect canvas for a whale tail (not that whale tail) or a harpoon.

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by Confuscius
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 10246

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

Flighty wrote:
If EK did not know there is a high revenue global market near EWR, then it is a miracle they know anything.


I think they know where Jersey City is...

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by Confuscius
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 10246

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

enilria wrote:
If it weren't for the airport, I wager nobody would have heard of Newark.


The airport is a blessing, otherwise Newark would only be known as the carjacking and chop shop capital of the U.S.

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by Confuscius
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 10629

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

scbriml wrote:
I assume they'll be off to ROW to join their ex-colleagues?



How far are these planes from where alien spacecrafts are stored?

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by Confuscius
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 22547

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

If I was an FA, I would not show up disheveled, wrinkled and unshaven! Even in today's non-gender specific world, I still would not want to look at a woman with hairy legs and armpits. But that's just me, I'm just an old fashioned, non-politically correct liberal such as Anthony Bourdain, George Ca...

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by Confuscius
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you have NOT been on
Replies: 32
Views: 2170

Re: Aircraft you have NOT been on

Jet Airliners: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde Airbus A310 Airbus A318 Antonov An-148/An-158 BAC One-Eleven Boeing 707 Boeing 717 Boeing 720 Boeing 787 Dreamliner British Aerospace BAe146/Avro RJ Convair 880 Convair 990 Coronado Dassault Mercure 100 de Havilland DH 106 Comet Embraer ERJ 135/ERJ 140/ERJ 14...

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by Confuscius
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10808

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

So how many delays on adjacent gates when everyone came to gawk? :) They people in the photo aren't "gawk"-ing...Airstairs were brought to the aircraft and the passengers were directed back into the terminal via walking the ramp. The personnel are there to prevent any one from wandering i...

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by Confuscius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 7770

Re: Best airline call signs

ORDfan wrote:
Image


Straight and to the point. No confusion at all.

Unlike this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw3CeVKUtwE

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 7770

Re: Best airline call signs

American
Delta
United
Southwest

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by Confuscius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163507

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

If the location on the old O'Hare Modernisation Plan documents are still valid, it will be East of 4R, Between 9R and 9C, and West of where 36 used to be. I think the current VOR Location is in the middle of where either the high-speed exit taxiway or the parallel taxiway will be. I believe you mea...

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 163507

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

But, if you goto Google maps and turn off the 3D (upper left "hamburger" icon), you will see the most recent satellite view. From there you can see what sections of the runway they have built so far. It is being done piecemeal as they have access to a section, they build it... Where will ...

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 35577

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Last February: LAX-PVG MU586 777-300ER PVG-MNL MU211 A321 MNL- WNP DG6117 ATR LGP-MNL 5J ???? A320 MNL-HKG 5J110 A330-300 HKG-PVG MU504 A321 PVG-LAX MU577 777-300ER LAX-MNL; HKG-LAX airfare on China Eastern: $436 MNL-WNP airfare on CebGo: $48.37 LGP-MNL airfare on Cebu Pacific: ??? MNL-HKG airfare ...

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