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by GE90man
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3688

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

Alaska's "More to Love" liveries seemed like they were a bit of a process to paint since there were so many different shades of pink/red needed to be painted in a gradient.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8YvQ22bGd4

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by GE90man
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211059

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Is this correct that China Southern is still flying from Wuhan directly out to international destinations? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CSN659/history/20200130/0710Z/ZHHH/KSFO No, CZ659 normally operates as CAN-WUH-SFO. For now, they are skipping WUH and flying CAN direct to SFO. Both CAN-WU...

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by GE90man
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211059

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

What the heck is this flight: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CSN659/history/20200128/0710Z/ZHHH/KSFO It’s one of the few flights out of Wuhan today, lands in a few hours. Anyone have any details? It appears (I hope) that these flights don't actually originate from Wuhan, but rather Guangzhou a...

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by GE90man
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211059

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

What the heck is this flight: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CSN659/history/20200128/0710Z/ZHHH/KSFO It’s one of the few flights out of Wuhan today, lands in a few hours. Anyone have any details? It appears (I hope) that these flights don't actually originate from Wuhan, but rather Guangzhou a...

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by GE90man
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18909

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Being based in DFW, I fly these all the time - yes the whine is noticeable, but once the throttle is pushed forward, that baby is probably the most quiet in the fleet, especially in front of the wing. I've measured the decibels with my apple watch, and I think it was like at 72 db at take off thrus...

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by GE90man
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56621

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

That is one of the most confusing conversation with ATC. Initially crew said "we had an engine compressor stall, we got it back under control", later said "it just stalled and we got them terminated for now". Similarly emergency, later not critcal, Don't need to hold or dump, la...

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by GE90man
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56621

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

That's ridiculous. They declared an emergency and never told the ATC they were going to dump fuel. And if the ATC had vectored them where they did, all the pilots had to say would be "unable" or tell them they needed to dump fuel first and they'd get new vectors. Pilots fly planes, and pi...

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by GE90man
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56621

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

The kids were soaked per news reports. People on the ground said "it was raining fuel". This is not just people smelling some fumes and freaking out. News reports say a lot of things for clicks and ratings. Do you have any evidence that this was not the case? Or are you just baselessly de...

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by GE90man
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56621

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

How are you screwed over the ocean? The aircraft can easily be ripped apart if it tries to ditch in the ocean. See US 1549 or that Ethiopian flight hijacked by terrorists. It depends on how dire the engine situation actually was. Why would you ditch for an engine failure? US 1549 did. Well, rather ...

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by GE90man
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16362

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

The grey belly gives me soviet-era vibes from the old, old aeroflot livery. I like that, though the silver will be missed.

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by GE90man
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16362

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

(Double post- please remove)

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by GE90man
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 11945

Re: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020

We need Kennedy Steve back

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by GE90man
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293135

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

sevenair wrote:
Odd question I know but where are the seats? Ive not seen any on any of the photos. I imagine the seatbelt sign is still on and everyone still strapped in. Perhaps the authorities removed them from their seats and piled the seats up someplace?

Likely disintegrated on impact

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by GE90man
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293135

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Sharing this video because I don’t see any references to it. https://twitter.com/heshmatalavi/status/1215033515932356610?s=21 Apparently a CCTV view of the crash area at impact (doesn’t show the plane trajectory however). Very harrowing. Absolutely incredible video. Amazing that the camera was not ...

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by GE90man
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293135

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

The small flash is the first thing to see on the dark sky. It is clearly the root cause of the accident. This is the timeline: small flash -> dark for a moment -> huge flames The plane has already been going down in flames way before the small flash, and it's not the first thing that is seen. You a...

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by GE90man
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293135

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

You can see in this video that there was a small flash right before the huge flames. That flash can only be some detonation either a missile or the engine. I think a missile exploding at the other side of the plane (the reason why there was only a small flash from this vantage point) is more likely...

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by GE90man
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293135

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://www.isna.ir/photo/98101813851/%D8%B3%D9%82%D9%88%D8%B7-%D9%87%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%BE%DB%8C%D9%85%D8%A7%DB%8C-%D8%A7%D9%88%DA%A9%D8%B1%D8%A7%DB%8C%D9%86%DB%8C#59 Those photos really puts the amount of damage and loss of life into perspective. Quite gut wrenching to see all the body bags and evide...

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by GE90man
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1915
Views: 443904

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

At what point did all of this happen in the approach? Were they on final approach? If not, why was he hand flying the aircraft? If I'm seated in the first two rows of F I can hear when the autopilot is disconnected. Usually it's jist a minute or two before landing. They were approximately 30 miles ...

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by GE90man
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest airline rivalries of the world
Replies: 24
Views: 3278

Re: Biggest airline rivalries of the world

I’d like to throw in Jetblue/Alaska and Spirit/Frontier/Southwest as well.

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by GE90man
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest airline rivalries of the world
Replies: 24
Views: 3278

Re: Biggest airline rivalries of the world

The ME3 jump to mind, as do China Airlines/Eva Air, JAL/ANA, Asiana/Korean Air, Easyjet/Ryanair, British Airways/Virgin Atlantic, as far as rivalries that still exist go. Many have resulted in the demises of some airlines, such as Mexicana going against Aeromexico, or Varig and TAM.

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by GE90man
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85096

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

Okcflyer wrote:
PW or CFM?

I would guess CFM since the MAX fleet runs on CFMs.

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by GE90man
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 26802

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

Well... here she is from my balcony on approach to 17L. She was pretty far away so it's crap quality. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49096336853_e0c48171b7_b.jpg DFW by Dylan Phelps , on Flickr So much for a new winglet design. Could be on the inside like most airlines do today. They do that s...

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by GE90man
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54091

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

Ishrion wrote:
Is there like a full list keeping track of all orders from each day for every aircraft?

Flightglobal has a daily orders tracker.

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by GE90man
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ Boeing 777-300ER retirement?
Replies: 5
Views: 2700

Re: AZ Boeing 777-300ER retirement

AZ sends the 77W to JFK in the summer when demand is higher.

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by GE90man
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2353 diverts to TPA after rapidly descending from FL 390
Replies: 59
Views: 13916

Re: DL2353 diverts to TPA after rapidly descending from FL 390

How serious was this event as compared to CI's 747 SP? This is absolutely nothing compared to CI006. Now that was a real plunge. CI006 experienced a real loss of control, while the rapid descent was under the pilots' control the whole time on Delta 2353. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Airlines...

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by GE90man
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ANA’s Boeing 777 seat configuration
Replies: 9
Views: 1881

Re: ANA’s Boeing 777 seat configuration

Say you're traveling with just you and your spouse. Instead of other widebodies which are often 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 in economy, forcing you to crawl over someone you don't know, on a seat layout of 2-4-3, you can choose a seat in the 2 section, meaning you don't need to crawl over anyone unknown. The sam...

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by GE90man
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 8176

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

Cathay's logo isn't a bird. Cathay's logo is a stylized brushstroke, or what the refer to as the "brushwing".
Edit: upon further research, apparently it is supposed to resemble a bird. Learn something new every day I guess.

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by GE90man
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 23749

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Well you know what they say in Russia, pay for the whole runway, use the whole runway Well you know what they say in Russia, pay for the whole runway, use the whole runway Yeap, seems to me like a normal, old school, Russian take off... Who is not remembering the IL86 take-off from Phuket Airport i...

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by GE90man
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 23749

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Well you know what they say in Russia, pay for the whole runway, use the whole runway

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by GE90man
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers with letters
Replies: 17
Views: 2848

Re: Flight Numbers with letters

Norwegian does it too. Their flight from Oslo to JFK is often NAX1G

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by GE90man
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 High Density / Low Cost Configuration
Replies: 11
Views: 1819

Re: A380 High Density / Low Cost Configuration

Shhhh... Don't give Spirit any ideas.

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by GE90man
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any info on this 77W?
Replies: 23
Views: 6162

Re: Any info on this 77W?

Seems like it would be unlikely for this to be a CX aircraft due to the presence of a SATCOM dome at the front. CX have no 77W with the front SATCOM dome, and it seems unlikely that one would be installed. It’s a stock photo of an AA 77W prior to tail painting, not the plane in question. ah that ma...

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by GE90man
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any info on this 77W?
Replies: 23
Views: 6162

Re: Any info on this 77W?

Seems like it would be unlikely for this to be a CX aircraft due to the presence of a SATCOM dome at the front. CX have no 77W with the front SATCOM dome, and it seems unlikely that one would be installed.

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by GE90man
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO
Replies: 39
Views: 9708

Re: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO

I can try the imgur route later when I have time. Hey man did you ever figure out how to upload the photo? Lol sorry, I'm just quite curious to see how the cabin looks like from the inside https://imgur.com/a/SCiSRiR Hoping this works!!! Keep in mind this wasn’t a scheduled viewing as the plane had...

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by GE90man
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 29922

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I keep wondering though, when the cabin depressurized (for whatever reason), why didn't O2 masks in the cabin deploy? If they did, then surely the FA's and pax should been able to grab them and remain aware of what was going on, right? O2 masks for the pax only last around 15 minutes- just enough f...

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by GE90man
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 177
Views: 11968

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

You know.... it's not half bad. It's a lot more subtle than I would have thought it would be.

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by GE90man
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?
Replies: 22
Views: 3339

Re: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?

No one does as they are for 737s not 757s. https://www.aviationpartners.com/aircraft-winglets/types-blended-winglets/#split Scimitar blended winglets, not split scimitars. UA and Icelandair have 757s with winglets that have scimitars, which is just the top part of the 737 split scimitar modificatio...

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by GE90man
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?
Replies: 22
Views: 3339

Re: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?

Icelandair and UA are the only ones I can think of.

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by GE90man
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 831
Views: 187965

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

https://i.imgur.com/KnQaN5f.jpg Terrible picture but it looks unchanged. Assume just removed the Virgin logos. May hoof it over to B gates for closer look. It seems the engines were repainted. The original 493 had a gradient from pink to purple on the engines. This appears to just be purple.

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by GE90man
Thu May 23, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 15580

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

The catering is just sly editing from the vlogger. The truth is that each main meal is larger and desert is served separately (like in business class). To coin a phrase, fake news. In terms of loads, this happens from time to time. I once flew on an SIA 747-400 from SIN to SYD with just 14 pax on b...

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by GE90man
Tue May 14, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta A321 LGA-DTW | Brand new Aircraft and the Delta difference
Replies: 1
Views: 5294

Delta A321 LGA-DTW | Brand new Aircraft and the Delta difference

Hey everybody, I recently took a short trip to Detroit, and was aiming to keep the costs as low as possible. Of course, my first idea was Spirit. I soon found out that Delta was actually cheaper than Spirit going to Detroit. Of course, I was pleased at another chance to fly Delta, especially one of ...

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by GE90man
Tue May 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 9871

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

keesje wrote:
MCE IS a seperate cabin, with better, spacier seating and additional perks.

Still the same hard product.

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by GE90man
Tue May 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 831
Views: 187965

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

seabosdca wrote:
So... a one-year-old aircraft with a brand-new interior and paint job looked immaculate? Shocking, if true.

Not so sure you could say the same about a Spirit aircraft

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by GE90man
Sat May 11, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411232

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

This i probably old news, but the claim that MCAS relied on only one AoA sensor was a deliberate design choice in order to avoid extra training for pilots, since new two-sensor features would require just that, is horrifying. https://youtu.be/QytfYyHmxtc?t=35m23s That video really over-dramatized t...

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by GE90man
Sat May 11, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10760

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

AA has a 777-200ER registered N773AN

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by GE90man
Wed May 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A340-500/600
Replies: 16
Views: 3015

Re: A340-500/600

There are still a good amount of private/government A340s according to https://www.planespotters.net/production-list/Airbus/A340
Qatar had two A340-600s that were withdrawn from service about a week ago.

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by GE90man
Tue May 07, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8793

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

The MAX has rather prominent wingtips, which makes it very easy to identify against any other aircraft type. You think people will not know? Just takes a few examples of people refusing to board to put the anxiety into others too. Managers might by angry if someone arrives, but they prefer to pay f...

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by GE90man
Tue May 07, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8793

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

And once again many American posters on this board just gloss over the issue. Excuses abound, it'll all be fine etc etc. :sarcastic: People often compare this to other air disasters where the passengers forget over time. However, most of those were before the 24/7 news, social media etc. I've heard...

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by GE90man
Sun May 05, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155871

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Given that this is becoming a common occurrence during emergency evacuations, should there be a way of completely locking out all (passenger use) overhead lockers by the crew before landing? It may also slightly lessen the chance of lockers opening and bags falling out during a hard landing. I imag...

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by GE90man
Wed May 01, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?
Replies: 12
Views: 2668

Re: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?

The logo, when not put against a red background, really looks similar to the CX swoosh.

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