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by AvroLanc
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29527

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

Most importantly it happened on the ground. With no loss of life or injuries.

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by AvroLanc
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55563

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

I have sat on flights with pretty stagnant air flow until engine startup, non mask wearers should consider this. Not sure this is true of all airplane types?

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by AvroLanc
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27865

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

May as well put the miles on the old birds as they will be heading for the desert soon.

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by AvroLanc
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64312

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Screw all the airlines. Bailout the employees who work for and the small businesses that service them. Feds should not be bailing out the airlines every 15-20 years. So you want to see 750,000 airline employees lose their jobs and hundreds of thousands maybe millions of other associated workers los...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 122390

Re: The WestJet Thread

The union representing WestJet flight attendants is expecting layoffs of more than 50 per cent of its staff as the number of flight cancellations. Interested to know which routes, international, US or Domestic. Tough times I feel for all affected. https://globalnews.ca/news/6673733/coronavirus-westj...

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by AvroLanc
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 205820

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Saw that the 100th CS/A220 was delivered to Air Baltic. Sure do like the new livery. Thoughts? Link to Video https://youtu.be/z4ZYz2XDeJg
I for one thing it looks awesome.

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by AvroLanc
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14166

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

It was for selfies......

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by AvroLanc
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745487

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

There seems to be a lot of chatter here about poor pilot skills. If this was the root cause of the accidents then length of the grounding would have been considerable shorter. If pilots had sim time and training on this I doubt these incidents would have happened. I look forward to seeing the Max ba...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 205820

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

The light blue INSIDE the inlet is the "rub strip" for the fan. This abradeable material has been used by PW since at least the PW4000 days, mayber earlier. It is made to wear away if the fan moves a little bit....it allows the fan to move slightly without wearing into the metal. The colo...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 205820

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Although i am fearing that the orange window trim and that orange line on the front of the wing are the airplane equivalent of painters tape. But i love garish orange trim so hopefully it stays :)/ It's almost certainly masking. The inlets are also blue, which is a huge no-no. Why is having the inl...

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by AvroLanc
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 205820

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Has anyone seen the EgyptAir A220 or have any pics. Curious on your thoughts. Saw a pic on Instagram and thought it maybe the best looking bird yet. Only seen one image though.

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by AvroLanc
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 205820

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Likely nothing to do with shipping and applies to assembly location. Load is crated and well balanced on trailer by the look of things. Would really like to see some new orders though.

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by AvroLanc
Tue May 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157235

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

So terrible words cannot be found. Can we move the discussion on to something more aviation focused than human psychology. We here on ANet will never understand why people do what they do. People do things in their every day we cant explain, why do we feel that under immensely stressful conditions p...

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by AvroLanc
Tue May 07, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157235

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

So terrible words cannot be found. Can we move the discussion on to something more aviation focused than human psychology. We here on ANet will never understand why people do what they do. People do things in their every day we cant explain, why do we feel that under immensely stressful conditions p...

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by AvroLanc
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 25358

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

Do ground ops not monitor flights? Not sure how this works, I thought all flights a typically monitored from Flight Ops.

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by AvroLanc
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 25358

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

smokeybandit wrote:
All it takes is a couple savvy flyers to notice landmarks that wouldn't make sense in flying to Germany.


Assuming it was clear skies?

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by AvroLanc
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752515

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I see a lot of blame directed at the FAA for certifying this model. Do other agencies throughout the world do independent analysis, or just rubber stamp the other agencies recommendations? If so should they not be equally at fault?

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by AvroLanc
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450993

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

People die in car crashes every single day. We haven't had a commercial airliner crash on US soil with fatalities since 2009. I can completely understand people not paying attention to something that happens daily, yet being shocked by something that hasn't happened in just over 10 years. And seldo...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta now officially better than AF/KLM?
Replies: 23
Views: 3662

Re: Is Delta now officially better than AF/KLM?

Agreed, Skytrax means very little, not sure it influences any paying customers. Bet if you asked at the office no one outside of aviation has even heard of them. Most people fly either based on price of convenience (i.e. direct vs connections). As for seat comfort you cant compare seats on European ...

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by AvroLanc
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 11516

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

I think its fair to say its too cold for ramp staff to be exposed for too long. Have you ever tried working outside in -20C with metal equipment and huge mittens, not very efficient. The smart thing for airlines to do, consolidate flights where possible and cancel when not.

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by AvroLanc
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 373204

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I really look forward to this airplane. Just not sure sales will be great for sometime if all the predictions are accurate about the economic downturn. For all our sake, lets hope its not to large. It will effect more than just new 777x sales.

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by AvroLanc
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno/Tahoe to Europe
Replies: 38
Views: 4293

Re: Reno/Tahoe to Europe

Not worth it, easier to fly to SFO or one of the other Bay Area Airports, take in the sights there, spend a day driving up to Tahoe, on the way stop and take in a winery in Sonoma or Napa. Not too bad of a drive.

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by AvroLanc
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4396

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

Cargo Jet at YHM still operates, love seeing this old bird over my house from time to time.

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by AvroLanc
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 34536

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Thinking we are all reading way too much into the number branding. 99% of all people stepping foot on this airplane wont care if its numbers are 1234, as long as it gets from A to B(and not the A,B around this site). We should celebrate the good that this change will likely bring to the industry.

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by AvroLanc
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 176554

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thank you lightsaber, that makes perfect sense.

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by AvroLanc
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 176554

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Delta can convert CS100 orders to CS300s after the 35th CS100. Regarding the overbuilt comments, Delta is getting the small engine option and has stated in official filings that the average segment length for the CS100 will be under 1,000nm. Would you be so kind as to explain the "small engine...

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by AvroLanc
Wed May 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 176554

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Just wondering how the in service aircraft are performing? I haven't heard much and can't seem to find anything on the net. I would imagine by now both operators (excluding Korean Air) should have some good performance data.

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by AvroLanc
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 127420

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

You need pretty good energy to damage a window. You will get that energy either through relative velocity or mass. I'm guessing it wasn't a high velocity shrapnel that did it, but a large piece with a good amount of mass. The picture in heyjoojoo's post (thanks for posting!) shows a scrape under th...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 176554

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The Delta seats are custom/BFE, not off the shelf. So there is certification issues to deal with as well as integration of the IFE with the rest of the aircraft.[/quote] I do hope these customizations do not lead to further delays as the did with KAL. Does anyone know which frames are in final assem...

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by AvroLanc
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34726

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

Such harsh responses, sure am glad I dont work for some of you. I work in health care and we all make mistakes, but punishment will not help. We have to learn from unfortunate events no matter how sad and preventable. People do odd things at odd times. I also feel we as a society have lost the art o...

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by AvroLanc
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 38051

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

I saw one of the new livery A320 today in munich along with many current livery a/c. I kinda liked it in person, i eat humble pie and will no longer judge liveries until i actually see/compare in the real world not on an electronic device. After looking and comparing the two for some time side by si...

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by AvroLanc
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 176554

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

According to today's DL 10K filed with the SEC today, Delta expects to receives (18) CS100s in 2018, (25) in 2019 and (16) in 2020. These numbers almost made me spit out my drink, no way in hell these numbers are going to happen unless a massive increase in production occurs.[ss/quote] Well, Bombar...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 176554

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

So far only one delivery this year to SWISS. There were supposed to be two further deliveries by now, one to SWISS, which did not accept the plane due to issues with the interior, and another to Korean, which did not accept the plane when smoke appeared in the cockpit during its acceptance flight. ...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 21648

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

Is the runway extension happening? Realistically, unlikely. It's arguable that both the runway expansion AND the end of the prohibition on turbofan-powered aircraft will happen in due course. The majority of Toronto residents have always polled in favour of YTZ expansion. A pro-development mayor (D...

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by AvroLanc
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 4096

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

We seem to focus too much on punative steps here. Not to sure about other parts of the world but here in North America charges would never stick as you would claim "could not think clearly due to overwhelming stress and environmental factors". From my observations of flying over the last 3...

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by AvroLanc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 17681

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

Why would you change the name of a successful product? The colours are now recognized by most so why change them. The airline is very successful therefore the terrible teal every talks about cant be that bad.

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by AvroLanc
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dispatch reliability of Q400 at Alaska Airlines.
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Dispatch reliability of Q400 at Alaskan.

My apologies my tablet does all kind of auto correcting. Thanks for noticing i will update. Cheers.

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by AvroLanc
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dispatch reliability of Q400 at Alaska Airlines.
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Dispatch reliability of Q400 at Alaska Airlines.

I read somewhere recently that AS has dispatch problems with their Q400's. Is this normal for the Q400, or a problem with the airline? I see other airlines working in similar environment (Porter, Westjet Encore and AC Jazz) to name a few. I find it hard to believe all these airlines suffer the same ...

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by AvroLanc
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the duopoly broken?
Replies: 22
Views: 3091

Re: Can the duopoly broken?

Funny when you said duopoly in your title I thought you were refering to Air Canada and Westjet. LOL.

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by AvroLanc
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 216583

Re: LH introduces revised livery

sixtyseven wrote:
Listen to the people on here. Ya that’d work....

It wasent meant to be a serious idea, but sometimes do wonder what airlines are thinking in the marketing boardrooms.

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by AvroLanc
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 216583

Re: LH introduces revised livery

After watching the video on YouTube it is dull and lifeless like the background, having the gold as in the above facebook rendition would have really shone. To each there own. Wasn't fond of AC new livery either. Maybe future airlines should post concept on anet and then see what they get. Then just...

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by AvroLanc
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 176554

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

What are the latest projections for aircraft deliveries this year. At this rate they will be lucky to hit 30. If Baltic pushes back some deliveries that may not help.

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by AvroLanc
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?
Replies: 43
Views: 9375

Re: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?

Glad WS is expanding into Europe,my guess is this will increase.with newer widebody aircraft in the near future. The only drawback is still limited direct flights from YYZ or YUL. Hope they dont use terminal 3 at CDG, a terrible place to wait for your flight.Did they choose CDG over Orly for any spe...

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by AvroLanc
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 106115

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

I expect the cs500 will be built in Mobile and 100 300 in Mirabel.

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by AvroLanc
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land
Replies: 45
Views: 5982

Re: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land

I agree with whywhyzee, Downsview is not practical now or in the long run. Keeping the jobs in the GTA is imperative for Provincial and Federal Government as elections loom. Hope they dont move back to Montreal? Hamilton(YHM) would be a good location, lots of land and still close to Toronto for job ...

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by AvroLanc
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 20700

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

I Believe TS flies seasonally from YYZ-ATH (May-OCT). Not That I would Ever Fly them again.

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by AvroLanc
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 2965 Incident at GLA
Replies: 11
Views: 5289

Re: BA 2965 Incident at GLA

[quote][/quote]Because the entire site suffered a heavy downpour then a flash freeze. The ice was widespread and formed quickly. Aircraft or other ground equipment could collide. Aircraft could slip of taxiway or runway. None of which would be good for anyone. BLACK ICE as we call it in Canada is ne...

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by AvroLanc
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat width
Replies: 25
Views: 2121

Re: Seat width

Granted my comment about Face Space was off topic, but I still feel its more important. I flew in September on TS A310 in Y with supposed seat width of 16.5", then in AF A321 with 18"(did not actually measure either) however I did not notice a huge difference and that is 1.5". I was f...

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by AvroLanc
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat width
Replies: 25
Views: 2121

Re: Seat width

Seat width only makes a difference to me when i am stuck between two large males, but 17" or 18" I cant tell the difference. As for leg room at 5'10" (177cm) have never had any problems despite seat pitch. For me its about face space when seat in front is reclined and tray is on my ch...

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by AvroLanc
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 255239

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Noticed in the above video, four frames minus engines outside. Wonder how many inside. Looks to me like a PW delay.

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