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by RetiredNWA
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.
Replies: 138
Views: 18158

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

SO Btv is competing for flights to BOS with ROC.It’s not a rumor. https://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/local-news/btv-drumming-up-support-to-bring-back-direct-flights-to-boston/ They have been working on this for over 3 years. This has nothing to do with the CEO of Delta Air Lines. How is it appl...

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by RetiredNWA
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.
Replies: 138
Views: 18158

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

This isn’t a rumor. Apparently the two new transatlantic flights were mentioned in a video with Ed on the DL intranet. So if you’re telling all the employees, it’s basically public lol. Where’s that video? We can’t seem to find anything on deltanet or the flight operations portal - nothing is liste...

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by RetiredNWA
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.
Replies: 138
Views: 18158

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

https://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Burlington-Airport-to-Compete-With-Rochester-NY-for-Direct-Flights-to-Boston-506205011.html Guess we will find out ROC or BTV...money on BTV And the CEO of Delta Air Lines is flying to Boston to make an announcement about service to BTV? (Not in a million years...

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by RetiredNWA
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul A330 FLL-MEX?
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: Azul A330 FLL-MEX?

Good answer, best answer, only answer.

Lock the thread now.

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by RetiredNWA
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8821

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

During the times of the Berlin Wall all allied jet aircraft within the Berlin air corridors -like Pan American's 727 or BEA's Tridents- flew at only 10.000 feet because of old customs from propeller aircraft used there after WW2. Everything was intended to keep the status quo going. So nothing got ...

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 178
Views: 55831

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Here we go, off topic again. Keep. It. On. Topic. Think: lap children. Think: maybe the report is wrong. Think: configurations are different. If this website were a case-study of CRM, we would have circled the airfield upside down, the stews would be driving the jet and the pilots would be smoking r...

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 178
Views: 55831

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

NotFinals wrote:
this is a 100% write off. Engines , Avionics and control surfaces will be pulled off but this plane will never leave the Azores


You are dead wrong.

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 178
Views: 55831

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

The chartered Antonov, complete with a repair team, equipment, experts and material is en route to Ponta Delgada now (0145 edt) Repair work will commence in short order. So much for scrapping, so much for writing this aircraft off. I wish I had a dollar for every ridiculous post in this thread...I c...

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?
Replies: 29
Views: 6426

Re: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?

Depends on the airline and nation, but in the US, you're absolutely not allowed to visit inflight, which is kind of a shame as one of my fondest memories was when, back before 9/11, the FA told us about a kid who seemed to be obsessed with aviation, and so the captain let him sit in the jumpseat fo...

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by RetiredNWA
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Flight & Duty Narrow Body Flights
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Re: Long Flight & Duty Narrow Body Flights

Let’s try to actually answer your question and expand your knowledge. The basics: The absolute limit of an aircraft is, in short, the calculated endurance of the airplane. Weights, winds, weather, alternates, routing, sector length, etc are all factored during the planning stages. Trips are then cre...

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by RetiredNWA
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 11283

Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Folks,

It brings me no pleasure to announce that Captain Al Haynes, the Pilot in Command of United Airlines flight 232, has flown west. He passed yesterday surrounded by family at a hospital in Seattle.

Please keep comments respectful and on-topic.

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by RetiredNWA
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Azul Airlines - VCP to FLL - 3 captains
Replies: 20
Views: 2212

Re: Azul Airlines - VCP to FLL - 3 captains

BravoOne wrote:
RetiredWeasel wrote:
BravoOne wrote:
Was that an US airline or the other airline in your past?


US with the red tails..


Are you saying that line Captaina could put the F/O in the left seat for landings at NWA?


Nadine still owes me a few days off for a pattern that ended up that way - me in the right seat on the Generic...

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by RetiredNWA
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do UA 777 pilots fly all 777 types in the fleet?
Replies: 12
Views: 3409

Re: Do UA 777 pilots fly all 777 types in the fleet?

flight152 wrote:
Yes, they fly them all.


/close thread.


Clearly you answered the question correctly. The remainder of the responses are pedantic.

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by RetiredNWA
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 52
Views: 9021

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Buckling in for a rough ride ahead! Good post BTW He’s crawled back under the flight sim rock. Considering he’s stated he’s a “1999” hire and the “junior cap” in NYC on the 330(a), and there sure ain’t ANYONE in the Captain’s seat on the A330 with that DOE in any base....he’s completely full of cra...

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by RetiredNWA
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 8777

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

This is hardly a “big” presence.

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by RetiredNWA
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 56
Views: 12454

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

LAXLHR wrote:
Have the aviation gods turned on DL??


Are you wishing death and destruction on people?

What a wretched statement.

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by RetiredNWA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation
Replies: 45
Views: 5073

Re: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation

All of the reasoning here is specious.

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by RetiredNWA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 178
Views: 55831

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

I must chime in here, as this thread has gone off the rails. Known-Knowns - Facts Not In Dispute: I. The aircraft suffered damage from an apparent hard slam of the nosegear onto the PDL runway during landing. II. The aircraft is not presently airworthy. Everything else posted here on this forum with...

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by RetiredNWA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation
Replies: 45
Views: 5073

Re: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation

Nothing has ever derailed the Chinese civilization.

Attempting to rationalize the behaviors and procedures of a communist oligarchy is a futile device.

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 14301

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

This thread is an abject disaster with absolutely nothing constructive communicated.

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by RetiredNWA
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)
Replies: 20
Views: 5264

Re: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)

Assuming technical, these ageing 757s really starting to impact on reliability. Haven't there already been various delays and cancellations on these 757 routes this summer? Pax may choose alternatives in the future. The 757’s have some of the highest dispatch reliability in the Delta fleet. I am no...

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by RetiredNWA
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 14301

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

This scope issue is actually quite complicated - DL invested in VS and had VS do less flying to Asia and more flying to JFK. After all, JFK - LHR is the most profitable city pair. DL/VS is still #3, but without VS, DL was barely a blip - Revenue is going up, losses are minimal. Profit is expected t...

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by RetiredNWA
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 5000

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

On the Wikipedia page for Flying Tigers, there’s a picture of a 747 in Tigers colors with small FedEx titles and the caption states that Japan required the airplanes to stay in that livery for several years. Is that true? If so, why? Route authority/cargo traffic rights/etc Tigers was operated as a...

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8626

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

That may be the case for you. I think if you talk to many guys who flew it, especially with the 727, it was fun. Not sure what your experience flying it was, but it was a little flying club. This isn’t about the Shuttle or the 727’s that we’re on it. I am sure it was fun for you, but I am not inter...

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8626

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

He said they retired the L1011 “less than a year” after he was hired. That would be early 2000’s. He’s also been a Captain for a very long time and indicates he’s on the 330...and that he bypassed the 777 to fly the -88 (?) and he makes very clear statements about the company, ALPA, et cetera. His “...

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8626

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

I remember, I nearly lost my job. I stayed on the 737 for several more years and eventually went to the 75/76 for the rest of the decade. One of the biggest decisions that I still ponder over is whether to go to the 777 or be a narrowbody captain. I chose the MD88 as I decided that I would get bett...

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5270

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

Just yesterday, we were on final approach to Kennedy, and we had to go around last minute due to a large flock of birds that had decided to come by and say hi. That same day, we were over Britain, and it started to get a little bumpy, and I preemptively decided to turn on the seatbelt signs and req...

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5270

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

Just yesterday, we were on final approach to Kennedy, and we had to go around last minute due to a large flock of birds that had decided to come by and say hi. That same day, we were over Britain, and it started to get a little bumpy, and I preemptively decided to turn on the seatbelt signs and req...

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?
Replies: 29
Views: 6426

Re: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?

Depends on the airline and nation, but in the US, you're absolutely not allowed to visit inflight, which is kind of a shame as one of my fondest memories was when, back before 9/11, the FA told us about a kid who seemed to be obsessed with aviation, and so the captain let him sit in the jumpseat fo...

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 52
Views: 9021

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Use it when you need it, don' t use it when it' s not needed, that' s the basic principle. If my F/O uses it when its not required then I will tell him so, and if he doesn't use it when we need it, then I will tell him so. And I encourage F/Os to do the same when the Captain is PF. Sometimes captai...

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8626

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

Lucky man, I remember they parked the last one less than a year after I got hired, I was too busy flying the 73N, but man that was my dream for a very long time, shame they retired it. Those were the days. I was off the 727 after 12 months as a new hire, into the L10 as a S/O, and on it for about 2...

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and AF Concorde 25th anniversary plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Re: BA and AF Concorde 25th anniversary plans?

Use your imagination. The aircraft has been grounded over fifteen years. Crack some champagne, watch some YouTube videos and celebrate on your own terms. I doubt any of the answers here about potential celebrations nearly twenty years ago will be accurate or relevant. I don’t think that’s what the ...

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and AF Concorde 25th anniversary plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Re: BA and AF Concorde 25th anniversary plans?

Use your imagination.

The aircraft has been grounded over fifteen years. Crack some champagne, watch some YouTube videos and celebrate on your own terms.

I doubt any of the answers here about potential celebrations nearly twenty years ago will be accurate or relevant.

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by RetiredNWA
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 23809

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

It seems all of you failed to notice that my post, hours ago, was directed at the fact that NO INE HAD ANY CREDIBLE SOURCE TO POST. Just as SQ22 stated - a “rumor”. Like most of the drivel on here. I don't think you understand U.S. libel law. Lack of a citation of source doesn't mean something is u...

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by RetiredNWA
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 23809

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

It seems all of you failed to notice that my post, hours ago, was directed at the fact that NO INE HAD ANY CREDIBLE SOURCE TO POST. Just as SQ22 stated - a “rumor”. Like most of the drivel on here.

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by RetiredNWA
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 23809

Re: Rumour: United GLA cancelled due to drunk pilot?

At some point, these global corporations are going to go after the website operator and these posters on this forum. Regardless of where this site is incorporated or where the posters are located, these posts are tantamount to libel. Drivel. Crap.

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by RetiredNWA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 5338

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

You honestly think that social media is what is exacting the pressure on Boeing?

The last I knew, airworthiness certificates were issued by the Department of Transportation, not Facebook.

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by RetiredNWA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 5338

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

I. The B737 series has worked through another serious issue (Rudder PCU/Hardover/Loss of Control) and the reputation of the aircraft has remained largely intact. [Ref: UA585, US427 and the Eastwind “Stingerbee” incident]. II. The DC10, like earlier variants of the B737, managed to become a successfu...

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by RetiredNWA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 5338

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

CPHFF wrote:
Lockheed L-188 was even worse....

But seriously, how many spin-off topics on the MAX do we need? What is this, the 100th one??


The moderators of this website see no need to exercise their professionalism and cull the insane level of useless topics.

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by RetiredNWA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS - MAX and NEO
Replies: 8
Views: 1656

Re: AS - MAX and NEO

What exactly is (are) the question(s)you are attempting to ask? Your title, and, your rambling paragraph are barely intelligible.

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by RetiredNWA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2651

Re: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?

Why would you not just call the carrier directly or check their website? Great idea! It is much more efficient and far less time consuming to call an airline, wait on hold, and then get transferred to another agent that might know something about a one off flight. ***(sarcasm)*** Agents have comput...

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by RetiredNWA
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2651

Re: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?

Why would you not just call the carrier directly or check their website?

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by RetiredNWA
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9/11- could there have been more potential hijacks?
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Re: 9/11- could there have been more potential hijacks?

There is nothing appropriate about this question.
Mods?

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by RetiredNWA
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5742

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

Nearly every response to this thread is completely irrelevant. Southwest does not require a 737 type rating to be hired as a First Officer. Contrary to popular belief, recruiters from other companies are not holding out a “sign” for the potential Southwest First Officers that do not have class dates...

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by RetiredNWA
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren't PA CRAF B747s Used as Combis?
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: Why weren't PA CRAF B747s Used as Combis?

In an attempt to answer your questions, here is my response: “Why didn't PA ever use them as Combi's after they shut down their dedicated Cargo division?” The dedicated cargo division was a loss-leader for Pan Am. During that timeframe, Pan Am was not a profit-making airline — at all. (Historically,...

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by RetiredNWA
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7465

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. It appears you are completely unfamiliar with the ...

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by RetiredNWA
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6271

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

Mods? Do a search. This is another “ad nauseam” discussion. Pointless. The L1011 was an exceptional aircraft. As was the Jetstar, the Electra, the U2, the P3 Orion and the various versions of the Electra. The Connie was also a great airplane. Lockheed isn’t making “airliners” and that’s that. Bloomb...

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by RetiredNWA
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47949

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Forget the naysayers, folks. This website is horrible. None of these armchair captains know what they’re talking about.

It’s in-range. :33 out.

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by RetiredNWA
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47949

Re: WN and Hawaii.

WN8725 just departed Oakland.

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by RetiredNWA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?
Replies: 40
Views: 5369

Re: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?

This brings to mind a question:

*If American and Northwest merged......*


WHEN WOULD THEY RETIRE THE DC9???

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