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by LAXLHR
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 60
Views: 10439

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

Speculation and an announcement from the airline are two very different things. There are plenty of folks on this forum who work for the airlines and have far better information than speculation. Read the rest of the thread. Sorry I do not have time through 35 pages. But if you do have time to nitp...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 9904

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

danj555 wrote:
Geez. I know it doesnt happen often, but that's like several grand just poof.


Insurance

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by LAXLHR
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9061

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

Wow very impressive, this layout makes you understand why they ordered the 777-9. This type of layout on an A350k would leave them under 200 seats. Amazing that ANA and JAL can run more premium configurations than Qantas is going to try for Project Sunrise which you would think is going to be heavi...

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by LAXLHR
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11019

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

DL runs a tight ship (I still see them for what they are) but they do a great job as a business. There is no doubt that MAX planes being grounded has helped push people to them. That is a lot of daily availability gone!..and those who say it has no bearing, well its a.net.

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by LAXLHR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20820

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Let's take a look at how this differs from the current international main cabin offerings : 1. Bellini service replaces the first full beverage service that came with cocktail snacks. So if you want a diet coke or a gin and tonic, you're gonna have to wait for the beverage cart that accompanies the...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10196

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

People are desperate, period. Some of you need to have some compassion for your fellow human beings.

Even the title of this thread is pretty disgusting!

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by LAXLHR
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see CEB-USA again?
Replies: 11
Views: 2974

Re: Will we ever see CEB-USA again?

jetsetterusa wrote:
Do you all think we will ever see the CEB-USA flight again?


Yes.
No.
Maybe...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ signs MOU with MH to expand codesharing, among other areas of co-operation
Replies: 18
Views: 4844

Re: SQ signs MOU with MH

Makes sense. Do not forget that SQ was born out of what was the forerunner to MH.

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by LAXLHR
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat
Replies: 14
Views: 2847

Re: AI 191 BOM-EWR emergency landing at STN due to bomb threat

As someone that goes through DEL and BOM airports each year, I can tell you the security is very very intense!!

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by LAXLHR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9713

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

Cry me a river, Korean has the Schipol of Asia and wants to limit a small Scandanavian airline's flight to a Korea's second city. Who told them to buy A380's ? Noticing the river from Tokyo from ANA & JAL is quite dry too, no crying in Japan, just sucking it up. Someone needs a few history and ...

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by LAXLHR
Mon May 27, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-HKG and adding more flights?
Replies: 35
Views: 5166

Re: DFW-HKG and adding more flights?

AA continues to run a monopoly on DFW-Asia. No monopoly when KE is present and now in a JV with DL. Also, EK and QR may grab some low yielding SE Asia too though it could add 3-4 hours going westbound back to DFW. I sometimes wonder what people actually see and read. D F W to Asia, not USA to Asia....

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by LAXLHR
Tue May 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1758
Views: 180094

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

It always feels like 90% of the comments on the Indian threads are by people not from there, nor have never been to India. Having just spent the past week in the Taj hotel Santa Cruz - with some of the most stunning runway & apron views I can say that Jet is STILL trying to make a come back (fro...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 96
Views: 20538

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

davidjohnson6 wrote:
I'm surprised BA waited this long to cancel FLL aftee Norwegian moved to Miami. I suppose it would have looked suspicious if BA cancelled FLL the day after Norwegian stopped FLL though...


It STILL looks suspicious!

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by LAXLHR
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan 2x weekly Xi'An (XIY) to Los Angeles (LAX), how is secondary China profitable!?
Replies: 20
Views: 2588

Re: Hainan 2x weekly Xi'An (XIY) to Los Angeles (LAX), how is secondary China profitable!?

LAX to secondary Chinese cities may not be massively loss making for these carriers because LAX is LAX. Based on the load factors we've seen posted before on this site for these routes, in combination with the fact that we know they don't have a high percentage of premium traffic, I'd say it's very...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714236

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-Canada-47928356 Following confirmation from AA that they will be grounding their MAX’s until Mid August how much spare capacity do they have?. Thinking more widely, how much scope is there for carriers to just hang on with existing equipment. I know that ACMI ope...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714236

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

AA will have an announcement, MAX update in the morning.

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by LAXLHR
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 121
Views: 18422

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Oh dear, i can see this working out real well for JAL. Long haul and LCC just dont go together. Well LCC is a term that has many levels. From Spirit (or are they ULCC) to B6 who are clearly better than DL, UA and AA hands down on a consistent basis. JL did say high quality and I believe that! (the ...

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by LAXLHR
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 11558

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

Title says it all. United announced it today at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. And it looks BADASS!!! May the Force be with you. :wave: Link: https://twitter.com/united/status/1116803825065705472 My jaw literally dropped. That is stunning! Their new livery better be amazing!

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by LAXLHR
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8732

Re: Virgin Atlantic posts another annual loss for 2018

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/companies/2019-04-10-virgin-atlantic-posts-annual-loss-for-second-year-running/ Despite rising revenues and passenger numbers. Cedar It's not a bad loss and VS is just fine!. Many things to consider beyond the 787 engine mess. Fun fact: Branson ALWAYS makes a profi...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 44867

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

This is on the JFK NOTAM's : !JFK 04/158 JFK RWY 31L 5000FT DIST REMAINING SIGN MISSING 1904110513-1905250200 Probably what they took out. :eyepopping: Ok I just looked up what this sign looks like. How off center was this plane, and how did the wing end up down there?. Something IS very off with t...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 44867

AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

https://abc7ny.com/american-airlines-fl ... e/5242796/

Would love to hear thoughts on this, especially given where the damage occurred.
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https://abc7ny.com/american-airlines-fl ... e/5242796/

Would love to hear thoughts on this, especially given where the damage occurred.

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by LAXLHR
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34129

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Flight Global has story with a bit more detail. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lax-plans-concourse-0-and-terminal-9-expansions-457251/ LAWA spokesperson says both new facilities would be operational prior to 2028 Olympics. Show me the money. Show me the the time. Terminal projects take ...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK terminals 2027
Replies: 27
Views: 4253

Re: JFK terminals 2027

jfklganyc wrote:
Terminal 1 opened in 1994.

It is a goner.

TOGA is building a massive new terminal on the Terminal 1-3 site that connects to existing Terminal 4


Hmmm I believe the current T1 opened in 1998

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by LAXLHR
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19992

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

If it can indeed cut the travel cost by something like 30% including tax and airport fee then they would be a product that is attractive for flights length within the range of an hour or so. I agree. If this meant an airline could offer like a $20 or $25 seat, I would totally do this for an hour or...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14179

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

Pretty cool. Only one ticket sold on a 2 hour 737 flight to Italy. Can anyone think of other times this has happened? http://www.startribune.com/lithuanian-man-flies-alone-on-huge-plane-to-italy/507996972/ Did a search and couldn't find any other threads... Toering- In the past it has happened more...

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by LAXLHR
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17743

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Vile people thinking its ok to make jokes about plane crashes. Disgusting! Have some of you NO shame!!????

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by LAXLHR
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?
Replies: 71
Views: 7723

Re: Thoughts on Southwest’s reliance one one fleet type?

DarthLobster wrote:
I wonder if the cost to resurrect some 737 classics (yes, I know they've been de-spec'd and sold off, etc) would be cheaper than the supposed $150M they're losing due to the MAX grounding. Now the timing, that's a different story...


They might need to place a call to Coca-Cola ;-)

Simply, no!

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by LAXLHR
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21537

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

At this point, US airlines flying these tattered 763’s anywhere are a disgrace. No wonder the US-3 are a joke....flying ancient relics with terrible dispatch rates and old grandmamas grumpy F/A’s to Europe! While European and Asian carriers fly new or properly renovated planes, having nice cheerful...

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by LAXLHR
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 7108

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

I'll look forward to your post.

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by LAXLHR
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate
Replies: 56
Views: 13761

Re: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate

It never fails to amaze me how people are willing to consider every agency or airline not in Western world to be incapable or doing things for political reasons. China's safety record since it started flying Airbus and Boeing for most of the domestic fleet has been very good, but obviously it's goi...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 139
Views: 43738

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

I am not very familiar with South Korea, but isn't it what has happened in other countries like Germany or the UK? South Korea is a medium-sized market, with no room for two legacy carriers (Korean and Asiana). With the boom in low cost carriers (Air Seoul, Jeju Air, Eastar) on one side and Korean ...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations
Replies: 47
Views: 8532

Re: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations

To be fair, I think its one thing if it was ALL ex PER pax to LHR (obvs would never be) But QF (rightly so) has the ability to push the same MEL-SIN-LHR pax through PER to bolster the number and make it work. The MEL - SIN and SIN -LHR now has seats freed up, plus for through pax of course to/from M...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21723

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

This deal is amazing. Can we expect a similar deal for Boeing? Nothing personal but can we have one thread here that doesn’t have a “What about the other guy?” aspect? We can well discuss a Boeing order if it happens. In the meantime, it’s a great order. But to add a little rain, some A338/9’s woul...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)
Replies: 43
Views: 11739

Re: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)

I think Delta's livery is perfectly fine and can easily stand the test of time with rebranding elements as they develop, but of the US3, their interior concepts is the most unattractive aesthetically speaking. The blue they use on their seat covers doesn't age well and reminds me of public transpor...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes
Replies: 37
Views: 6181

Re: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes

Virgin's hub lacks many destinations, in my opinion. Their business model constantly changes which affects them. Bingo! - hit the nail on the head. VS has yet to decide who or what they want to be. Niche carrier, network carrier, strictly long haul, etc. etc. They have struggled to find their place...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX HKG-YYZ Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1820

Re: CX HKG-YYZ Question

Contact CX. The London office is usually more helpful for any route on them. HK office is a pain to get through to.

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by LAXLHR
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 10835

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

Here’s an interesting video interview about United’s luxury transformation with new Polaris Lounges, seats and more... and what’s next. United Airlines’ Director of Premium Services, Alexander Dorow, who is being interviewed, also looks at what to expect from Premium Plus and new lounges coming. ht...

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by LAXLHR
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA248 (MCO-JFK) cancelled for 3 days straight?
Replies: 15
Views: 5150

Re: AA248 (MCO-JFK) cancelled for 3 days straight?

Anyone know what's up with AA248? It's been cancelled for 3 days straight. I feel like it might be an equipment related issue because the flight it turns around as is AA2369 which is also cancelled. But why have they cancelled three times instead of subbing in a different plane? I have to take this...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 17835

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

Luke1994 wrote:
Oh my. It looks like a whorehouse. Not that I would know what one looks like...


omg thats great!!

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by LAXLHR
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 73
Views: 12663

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

This (and the Crenshaw Line) can’t open soon enough and hopefully bring an end to the abysmal task of getting into/out of LAX via World Way. Thrilled that a 1/2 mile Uber ride, or 15 min walk to my closest metro stop will soon get me to LAX relatively quickly and traffic free. Still cannot believe ...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Props VS Regional Jets
Replies: 50
Views: 6561

Re: Regional Props VS Regional Jets

Maybe we should really consider long haul props? I would be definitely in favour! Last year I flew again on a DC6 with long haul interior and I can say the noise and vibration is not significant during the flight. In fact all my rides were very smooth. The only thing which might cause problems is t...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-3 HK-2494 crashes in Colombia, 12 dead
Replies: 25
Views: 7565

Re: DC-3 HK-2494 crashes in Colombia, 12 dead

One of the remaining DC-3s that still haul cargo and passengers in Colombia has crashed a few moments ago. It was HK-2494, operated by LASER; crashed at Vereda La Bendicion after declaring an emergency. https://i.postimg.cc/zBP1117m/Es47ePOH.jpg Video of the crash site: https://twitter.com/AirCrash...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 78
Views: 4890

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

We have seen 4 high profile crashes over the past decade - AF 447, QZ 8501, JT 610, ET 302 which in some shape or form involved confused pilots and confused automation. I agree that automation can do stuff much better than humans and it has saved a lot of lives in aviation. But, in my view there ar...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714236

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

People will argue for another 100 pages. The fact is 2 planes are gone, 100s of lives lost. Something is wrong. So 100K hours logged by North Americans carriers.....so???? How many aircraft of this type need to crash before some stop with all of the, yeah.... smh.

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by LAXLHR
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385885

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

At least its not a passenger flight Does it matter what type of flight it was? Lives were lost. A death is a death is a death, no matter what the haul. Okay okay, lets not beat that poster up. I'm sure he means "at least" as in, if it was a passenger plane the death toll would be much hig...

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by LAXLHR
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?
Replies: 107
Views: 16614

Re: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?

How exactly was the A380 a poor quality product? Airline CEO's including Alan Joyce have said so. This is in regards to his comments of two 787's versus a single A380. As aircraft becomes bigger the cost per passenger improves in nearly all cases. As an aircraft becomes bigger the risk to fill the ...

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by LAXLHR
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 11691

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

The people that defend Lion Air need to look a little closer at the HQ culture, and especially within the cockpit. Its a poorly run airline and I have an absolute NO FLY policy on them for myself, co-workers, and especially family and friends. It's an absolute no!. This can happen to any carrier, si...

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by LAXLHR
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14160

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?

With development costs of over $25 Billion the A380 must be the most expensive mistake ever undertaken by a civilian aircraft manufacturer, even more than the 787 The Concorde was cheap by comparison, even in today’s dollars Sad to see it go but it must be a painful subject for Airbus The A380 was ...

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by LAXLHR
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 127
Views: 19498

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Hey all! I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to airplane cabins and their changes over the years- particularly first class cabins. With all of that known, there is one cabin that is somewhat sentimental that I am having trouble tracking. The AA 767 which was delivered to AA in the early 1980s, and i...

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