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by WildcatYXU
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21278

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

The 38 number is actually incorrect, they (AC) keep changing their minds like everything else the last 4 months of the En Route magazine have had incorrect numbers for a few of the planes :lol: . None of the 320s are gone except for FIN 202. I don’t know if the -214s will ever see Rouge (they plann...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 17074

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Because it’s a lot more complicated for a large corporation with however many employees and a complicated reservation system to deny someone booking than it is for an individual to be smart enough to know they were banned and not bother booking... unless they wanted their moment in the news. So, ho...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?
Replies: 20
Views: 1540

Re: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?

I had to give up a trip to Cuba in 2016. I was diagnosed with endocarditis a week before departure and instead of the beach I ended up in a hospital.

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 17074

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

I assume they were confused about AC/LH JV status. Originally they were traveling on AC on LH tickets, and once kicked out they were trying to sort it out with AC instead of LH. The very least AC could do here is to advice them about LH contact. Second try was on AC ticket and started on LH metal c...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 17074

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Serious? Paying compensation to passengers who are blacklisted? The ladies knew that AC had issues with them and booked again an AC operated flight. Not very clever. There are other alternatives to get from OTP to Canada. Absolutely serious. Firstly: Don't like the customer and don't want his busin...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 17074

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

AC's response is completely BS. I loved the last response from the original email - that they should pursue refunds with LH. They have a TATL JV and they keep saying how that was consumer friendly to get it approved. These two should get a lawyer and file a suit and follow through, including questi...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 17074

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

If the airline were to clap back in the media and reveal exactly what the passenger behavior was that got them removed and banned, they would be exposing themselves to stuff like defamation of character. That some posters here have trouble grasping these basics and are allowed to hijack a thread wi...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21278

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

I'm not sure even 75% of the mainline retirements would go to Rouge. Some of the mainline A320s are properly old and will just immediately go to the desert. Correct. According to airfleets.net AC is currently operating 38 A320 aircraft. 30 of those are between 27 - 29 years of age. I suspect these ...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Pols Considering Meat Tax
Replies: 36
Views: 1451

Re: German Pols Considering Meat Tax

Any tax on basic food items is immoral. Period. Since when did meat become a basic food? Since when meat stopped to be basic food? If you don't consider it basic food, it is your problem. However it won't change the fact that a whole bunch of European countries has VAT on all food items. Including ...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Pols Considering Meat Tax
Replies: 36
Views: 1451

Re: German Pols Considering Meat Tax

Any tax on basic food items is immoral. Period.

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 3573

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

So Christians good, Muslims bad? Is that what it is coming down to? Religion aside, the situation is Poland's problem to the extent that it is a member of the EU. It should either convince enough other EU states to side with them next time they meet in Brussels, or, as I mentioned before, ask Boris...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max Engines
Replies: 30
Views: 4107

Re: Max Engines

And still more produced than any other commercial jet airliner. There were Airbus fanboys who said the A-320 wing was perfect and did not need winglets when the winglets 1st appeared on the B-737NG. Airbus proved them wrong. I believe astuteman was one of those arguing the Airbus wing did not need ...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 13974

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

All carriers release award seats on last minute if there is availabity, LX is one of them. Not true. J award seats are routinely available months out. Including J tickets on LX. As an example, my younger son is right now aboard LX86 flying on a reward J ticket. He got this ticket a half year ago. L...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada ULCC Market Potential
Replies: 44
Views: 4795

Re: Canada ULCC Market Potential

The airport authorities don't pay rent on the terminals to the government, but they do pay rent for the government-owned land that they use. Remember that airports like YYZ sit on literally billions of dollars worth of prime real estate (look at how much Downsview just sold for with no guarantee th...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 3573

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

And genuine refugees should be returned home when the country they are from is safe. They should not be entitled to any form of aid apart from a roof and food, any children they might have should not be allowed citizenship of the country providing refuge. We have a duty to care for our own first an...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 147
Views: 6813

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

I don't think the usual suspects from Europe on this forum have any ground to lecture others how to fix US society. Really? Murder rates per 100,000: France 1.3 Germany 1.0 UK 1.2 Ireland 0.9 Sweden 1.1 Netherlands 0.8 Spain 0.7 USA 5.3 I think the Europeans have a lot of ground and expertise to le...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd largest Czech Airport (Ostrava) seeks regular VIE and MUC connections
Replies: 10
Views: 1296

Re: 3rd largest Czech Airport (Ostrava) seeks regular VIE and MUC connections

dfpinto wrote:
It is a good addition to Austrian's network, but they're getting rid of their Q400s. If they can make Kosice work with E195, then Ostrava - with subsidies - could work as well.


VIE - KSC is currently served by CRJ900 wet leased from JP.

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 95
Views: 6023

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

PennPal wrote:
A320 by a long shot. It's the only plane I've flown on where you can sit in a "window seat" that doesn't have a window...


So you never have flown a 737? Or a 767? And I believe I had a windowless window seat on an AC77W as well.

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11893

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

Lastly, you seem to conflate electric with speed. This is a strange idea given that the slowest trains in Canada are all electrified: the subways and streetcars in our cities. While the fastest trains are diesel: all of VIA's intercity and GO and AMT suburban and commuter trains. I get where you ar...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11893

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

This is a very basic and uninformed point of view. Electrification of vehicles concentrates power generation which has several benefts: 1) No local pollution. Even the cleanest cars still contribute to negative health effects in urban areas, which is most of the world's population. 2) Emissions con...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11893

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

Electric motors are already lighter at the same horsepower level. Gas turbines can not spin faster to double their rated power for a few minutes, they can maybe gain a 5% boost. Electric motors can double their rated power easily in bursts for takeoff. Electric motors do not lose power with altitud...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11893

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

How big, heavy, and power consuming do you think an electric motor needs to be today to make the horsepower needed to turn a fan that makes 20000-30000 lbs of thrust. Electric motors are already lighter at the same horsepower level. Gas turbines can not spin faster to double their rated power for a...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tour Companies Reinstating Egypt
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Re: Tour Companies Reinstating Egypt

From what I know direct charter flights from Russia to Egypt are still banned. Correct me if I am wrong here. Egyptair flies regularly to DME, but charters fly through a third country and change planes. This spring a buddy flew on a tour from UFA and they flew a 772 to Antalya and everyone switched...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability
Replies: 26
Views: 4049

Re: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability

A few years ago many airlines avoided flying over east Ukraine, specially after MH17. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are still there. Majority of carriers avoid all of Ukrainian airspace including in the west. That includes Russian airlines. I've noticed many flights From Russia to resort citi...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13718

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

So basically a 14yo (or even 12yo apparently) can run away and fly across the planet with nobody caring ? I'm not sure. While our kids were traveling TATL alone and we never gave them any letter saying that they can travel, we were always at the check in with them when they were departing from this...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13718

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

How does the border crossing actually work, doesn't the minor need some kind of proof his parents agree with him traveling ? I guess it depends on the country. Our kids were never asked to provide any proof when landing in the EU. Our youngest was once asked if we agree with him traveling when retu...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13718

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

I'm just surprised that the kid didn't ask the UA agents "Where the hell are you sending me?" My youngest certainly would. And yes, he traveled at this age alone to Europe. On connecting flights.
Or maybe the kid did ask and nobody would listen to him/her?

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 2176

Re: My distrust of Samsung

When I got my first smartphone back in 2013 I ruled out Samsung because I didn't want to buy a phone from a washing machine company. They also had an aerospace division that eventually turned into Korean Aerospace Industries. Think of it as a phone from a former aerospace company ;) Nokia started o...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 330 Reconfiguration
Replies: 12
Views: 3423

Re: Air Canada 330 Reconfiguration

xxcr wrote:
oh finally!! their A330 have the most outdated and awkward J Seats. Im happy that they are finally retrofitting those planes.


You know, the old XM seats have one bid advantage over the new seats: They don't deflate. The topic about the deflating new J seats on FT has 129 pages now.

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 32
Views: 1765

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

Gas until battery powered lawn mowers with some serious power won't be available. What you can get from 120V powered units just won't cut it (pun intended)

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 4123

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

I had a few flights with now defunct airlines. Interestingly enough, I had mostly one RT trip with most of them. Tatra Air: Flew KSC - BTS - KSC with them. YAK40 there, Saab 340 back. The reason for the flight wasn't nice, but the flights were. Canada 3000: YYZ - YVR - YYZ, first business trip in Ca...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6979

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

I'd refrain from name calling if I'd be you. Actually, I'd refrain from posting in any climate change related topic. Why? Because the "I-don't-believe-in-climate-change" nut-cases may attack? That shouldn't prevent people from discussing an important - dare I suggest, a very important - t...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6979

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

Dutchy wrote:

Check, a science denier.


I'd refrain from name calling if I'd be you. Actually, I'd refrain from posting in any climate change related topic.

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6009

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

There are two issue there. If you are talking about region blocking, that is a manufacturer and content provider restriction, not a government standard. If he is referencing the PAL/NTSC video standards, who said the US has it wrong? I suspect it was the largest TV market when this was established,...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6009

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

fl oz in a pint - 16 fl oz in a real pint - 20 I see what you did there! :rotfl: Actually, that's "real problem" around here. You never know when you walk into a restaurant if you get that strange pint, the legal half liter or the real pint. You'll only find out when you check the drink m...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6979

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

At least with aviation and shipping goods and/or people are being moved from Point A to Point B. Cruise ships are apparently notorious polluters and they only move people from Point A the long way round back to Point A. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/04/26/cruise-ship-pollution-is-...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6979

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

At least with aviation and shipping goods and/or people are being moved from Point A to Point B. Cruise ships are apparently notorious polluters and they only move people from Point A the long way round back to Point A. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/04/26/cruise-ship-pollution-is-...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14117

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Even in the Schengen area there are exceptions. I flew into OSL as a Schengen arrival and there were announcements that anyone making domestic connections within Norway had to collect their bags and clear customs in OSL before rechecking their bags. I suspect the same is true in Sweden, which I bel...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14117

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Every country I’ve ever traveled to is the same. You are telling me you don’t have to go through customs at your first destination when entering a country? I have never, ever had to do that. Every country I've been to did the customs check at the final airport. So you fly to Calama, Chile via Santi...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 35301

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Duartelmatos wrote:
WildcatYXU wrote:

Is that an one off occurrence or are they switching TP259/262 to the A339 permanently?


I think it was a lat minute upgrade.


Pity. I have 262 booked to a month from today. I was hoping to catch an A339 ride.

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 35301

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Duartelmatos wrote:
A TAP’s A330neo is going to arrive at 10pm in Toronto.


Is that an one off occurrence or are they switching TP259/262 to the A339 permanently?

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?

https://www.autoblog.com/2006/11/22/tou ... ows-a-747/
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I doubt it. It is too light. There was a VW Touareg TDi towing a Jumbo based contraption. However, it was modified and had several tons of ballast.

https://www.autoblog.com/2006/11/22/tou ... ows-a-747/

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14534

Re: Has grandfathering been taken too far?

6" is survivable in most cases Yes, 6" is definitely survivable in every single case :-P Now, talking of 6', I'd be really not happy find myself in the situation where I got off the burning aircraft and I find my egress route blocked by a crowd afraid of jumping off the wing. You bet I'd ...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14534

Re: Has grandfathering been taken too far?

RickNRoll wrote:
Which just happens to let the 737 squeak in. No one is going to jump six feet with any safety. I'd be lucky to jump two feet.


Exactly. When I was a kid, jumping from 10' wasn't a problem. Now I'm 53 and I guess I could jump the 6' without problems. But I doubt I'll be able to do that when I'm 73.

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14534

Re: Has grandfathering been taken too far?

The basic 737 frame has proven over many years to be tough and reliable. Anything that has come to light has been remedied. One thing that does strike me, though. No overwing emergency exit slides. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/passengers-injured-in-scramble-to-flee-after-man-makes-bomb-thr...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat May 25, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4161

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Longest: YYZ - NRT, AC A343, 5574nm
Shortest: YXU - YYZ, AC DH1, DH3, DH4, CR2, CR9, 77nmi

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by WildcatYXU
Sat May 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A day that will live in ignominy
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: A day that will live in ignominy

Airstud wrote:
Hertz schmerz


With that I can agree.

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by WildcatYXU
Fri May 24, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 319
Views: 54902

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Well the 332 is almost 4 metres longer than a 763 (and 2m longer than a 788) and is 8 abreast vs 7 in the 763. Add all that up and you’re talking 245ish pax in a 332 in an AC mainline config vs 211 for the 763...not to mention a much bigger available cargo payload. Well, if they can manage to fit 4...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu May 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 319
Views: 54902

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Yup and like I said a few pages back that a 332 in mainline configuration is the perfect 763 mainline replacement. A modest capacity bump from the 763 while not using what's been said by others on a.net as a "sub-optimal usage of a 788" for the likes of YOW-LHR. Isn't the A332 a bit too h...

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