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by GE90man
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any info on this 77W?
Replies: 22
Views: 5109

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: 22
Views: 5109

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: 9023

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: 165
Views: 25568

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: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10118

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: 3026

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: 3026

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: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174442

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: 15022

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: 4767

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: 9217

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: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174442

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: 382774

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: 10193

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: 2775

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: 7948

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: 7948

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: 816
Views: 139737

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: 2449

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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by GE90man
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Specialty Livery On N570AS
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: New Specialty Livery On N570AS

ocaviation wrote:
Just saw a full photo of it! It’s Honoring Those Who Serve #2 on a -800. N570AS!

Where did you see the photo?

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by GE90man
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Specialty Livery On N570AS
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: New Specialty Livery On N570AS

Can’t see the image Try searching the username if it won’t work. That’s strange. Sorry. Basically, it’s their standard tail, but with different shades of blue. The green is also gone. The Eskimo appears to be a transparent-ish blue, as it was white on the regular livery. Similar to the “More to Lov...

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by GE90man
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Specialty Livery On N570AS
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: New Specialty Livery On N570AS

Can’t see the image

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by GE90man
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356427

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

It is showing fine for me... This is the link for the photo posted: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2d9b6ud&s=9#.XMNi2S_My7Y I like this. It looks better than the actual livery at first glance, probably due to the fact that the blue swoop is much closer to the grey belly than the actual livery.

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by GE90man
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3469

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

Yesterday the FA on my Spirit flight to LGA announced we were going to Orlando before he corrected himself a few seconds later. That's about the funniest thing I've seen so far. Also Spirit's die hard efforts to get you to apply to their 9 dollar fare club.

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by GE90man
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716435

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

the pilot flying had the plane in a half assed Immelmann turn before the Pitots came back online. ( And that is the point where the kill was effected.) From there on the plane teetered between airspeed valid and invalid which caused the stall alarm to appear as inverted. ( forward speed slower, AoA...

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by GE90man
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 8974

Re: Unusual airline sightings

There was the time an AC 787 was diverted to JFK due to weather at EWR
https://imgur.com/gallery/6Ph3HOI

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by GE90man
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 8974

Re: Unusual airline sightings

UN general assembly week is always fun at JFK. We get to see things such as a Vietnam 787, Russian jets and mahan Air here among other really cool things.

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by GE90man
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL apologizes and pulls “creepy” napkins with Coke ad
Replies: 50
Views: 4550

Re: DL apologizes and pulls “creepy” napkins with Coke ad

This is why we can't have nice things.

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by GE90man
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foamy mishap at American's hangar @ GRU
Replies: 14
Views: 3976

Re: Foamy mishap at American's hangar @ GRU

TSA125 wrote:
Where in the hangar does the foam get deployed from exactly?

And does anyone know the composition of such foam? Why is it so corrosive for aircraft?


Falls from the ceiling like so:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujeh7ERtGrk

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by GE90man
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10160

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

Though I'm only a frequent flyer and have no aviation background - other than being a million miler - I have trouble with this film clip appearing on a public social media channel. Even if this video was taken to protect the crew from eventual libility, it should *never* have appeared on YouTube. T...

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by GE90man
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 336
Views: 91702

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Air Canada 737MAX8 C-GEHI on a test flight, PAE-BFI https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxqO6VRU8AIwFK2?format=jpg https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1088339407348723713?s=20 So here I am, enjoying a bunch of airplane pics and I come across this terrible paint job. Damn. The committee that dreamed this l...

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by GE90man
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 21936

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

Wait wait wait. Lots of assumptions in the original post, we are not MDs and even if we are we haven't seen the pan nor assisted to the scene. Maybe the aircraft toilets were not big enough to let him do everything by himself (in comparison to those of the airport). Perhaps this person requires som...

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by GE90man
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 19514

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

Can someone post a photo of the lavatory....I can't seem to find it https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_8687.jpg I swear I saw a picture of a DL A220 Lav with a window in it. I wish I could find that picture. Wow, that is one fancy lav, and a big one at that especially when compar...

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by GE90man
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594239

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Are you suggesting that a pilot with 6,000 hours wouldn't know the difference between what it feels like when his aircraft is climbing, vs. when it's pointed straight at the ground? If they're in clouds with no visual reference and instrument failure, how would anybody be able to tell up from down?...

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by GE90man
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594239

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Possible video from inside the aircraft before crash https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=aVWfd_1540802111 How does one find the camera or the device that recorded the video but not the plane. Have people gone so dull headed to believe anything on social media these days. It's possible someone uploaded ...

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by GE90man
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594239

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Makes me wonder if there is something to do with the somewhat new aircraft type, knowing the MAX has newer instrumentation than the NG models. Perhaps crew were not used to the new instruments in the MAX, especially with the airline's poor track record in training, resulting in chaos and confusion ...

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by GE90man
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594239

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Makes me wonder if there is something to do with the somewhat new aircraft type, knowing the MAX has newer instrumentation than the NG models. Perhaps crew were not used to the new instruments in the MAX, especially with the airline's poor track record in training, resulting in chaos and confusion i...

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by GE90man
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most important routes for different airlines
Replies: 43
Views: 6590

Re: The most important routes for different airlines

For Alitalia, Linate to Rome is a pretty important one, as is Rome to JFK, since they have 3 flights between the two cities per day.

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by GE90man
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 294
Views: 76584

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

Latest update on B-KPB is that it is going to Norwind Airlines to be VP-BJP

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by GE90man
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 294
Views: 76584

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-kpb
B-KPB has been flown to XMN for what I presume will be its retirment from the CX fleet.

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by GE90man
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 203229

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

LaunchDetected wrote:
Why are some aircrafts named A321-251NX?

I thought it was used to designate the A321LR but i didn't know BA ordred LR so i'm in doubt.

Signifies cabin flex

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by GE90man
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 15625

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

Either a publicity stunt or a fake photo (or both). I realize Cathay themselves have shared this photo, which makes it just seem more like one of those two things to me. Are there other photos from different angles, dates and airports showing this? Nah, there’s people on the ground in Hong Kong who...

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by GE90man
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’
Replies: 38
Views: 3792

Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

VA1. Hearing "Velocity one" one frequency must be one of the coolest callsigns ever.

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by GE90man
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174442

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

They could have held the names of the Virgin Jets. I mean it does not do much harm and maintains some sort of employee engagement. Are they ripping out all the Panasonic IFE also? Such a shame seeing this awesome carrier ripped to shreds, not for the better I might add. They indeed are ripping out ...

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by GE90man
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174442

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Just remember VX had a pay to use premium cabin model like B6. AS has like the rest of the legacies, a upgrade to use premium cabin model. B6 has been highly critical of that model and it’s worth a read. By the way, what uniform are the VX Cabin Crew wearing? Has anyone flown the AS Airbus fleet re...

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by GE90man
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 206
Views: 40655

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

Aviaponcho wrote:
Guys

707-320C : Range 5000 Nm it's a plain narrowbody, isnt'it ?
DC8 in excess of 5000 Nm also and closer to 6000 Nm indeed
VC10 in excess of 5000 Nm

Nothing totally new !

Other than the fact that the NEO has two less engines

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by GE90man
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?
Replies: 24
Views: 2198

Re: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?

Adipocere wrote:
How about displaying ads non stop over the IFE and PA speaker system? Passengers can’t tune it out and they can’t leave..

You’d love Air Koryo! Nonstop propoganda music blasted over the PA!

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by GE90man
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 128
Views: 15492

Re: Spirit Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft for its next RFP.

Folks, stranger things have happened. While I believe the probability of staying with airbus is quite high, I’d love for them to pick up 737’s on their next order. The 737-10MAX could make a lot of sense for them. Why...Just why? That would be like choosing a 65 year old woman with tons of plastic ...

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by GE90man
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 7586

Re: Best airline call signs

Dynasty and Velocity sound pretty awesome. I recall an airline had Jedi for their call sign at one point. Will also certainly be missing the redwood call sign, as well as “speedbird Concorde”

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by GE90man
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 99793

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

trnswrld wrote:
So what’s the deal with the names, do we know this guys actual name yet? In the audio the guy refers to the name Andrew, but obviously ATC is calling him Rich.

Not sure about the names; i also heard Rich name someone called charlie too

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