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by 1989worstyear
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

Lots of people showing their racism in this thread. Brought all the racists out. Noted. Calling out potential health hazards in any part of the globe is not "racist". Now is the time for the whole world to rethink its food safety system. Maybe the US should do that too? Guess what? Every ...

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

Pellegrine wrote:
Lots of people showing their racism in this thread. Brought all the racists out. Noted.


Calling out potential health hazards in any part of the globe is not "racist".

Now is the time for the whole world to rethink its food safety system.

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2507

Re: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?

I would expect the lasting impacts will not be directly health-related; after all, pandemics of this nature are quite uncommon (the significant ones in the past 100 years have not been airborne until now), and once the virus either circles the globe (causing acquired immunity among survivors) or a ...

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Freighters
Replies: 29
Views: 7992

Re: New Boeing Freighters

B787-8F would be the only one that actually make sense. It would help the -8 orders to go up. B777-8X isn't viable for now or the future, B767-300ERF is a dinosaur. And the MAX is grounded. Using your logic, the A320-200 should be a "dinosaur" in about 1.5 years: 767-300ER: December 1986 ...

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Freighters
Replies: 29
Views: 7992

Re: New Boeing Freighters

Most likely clickbait for the two proposals we know of: the 77W P2F conversion GECAS is taking charge on and the B764F with the 747's GEnX engines. I think the B764F has a lot of promise, lots more volume, better fuel efficiency, and more payload. It's really the 764 frame and gear merged with the ...

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Freighters
Replies: 29
Views: 7992

Re: New Boeing Freighters

Most likely clickbait for the two proposals we know of: the 77W P2F conversion GECAS is taking charge on and the B764F with the 747's GEnX engines. I think the B764F has a lot of promise, lots more volume, better fuel efficiency, and more payload. It's really the 764 frame and gear merged with the ...

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 162
Views: 29985

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

https://news.delta.com/ed-bastian-memo-delta-taking-additional-steps-protect-our-future Does anyone want to take a guess which 767's are taking an early trip to the heap? Ed says "older" aircraft, but I thought the 76T' s we're going first? No mention of the Star Trek the Next Generation E...

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Delta now cutting 70% of capacity, 80% of international capacity, parking 600 planes. Accelerated retirements for MD-88/90s and select 767s. I knew the 767s wouldn't make it :cry: . External source? Found it: https://news.delta.com/ed-bastian-memo-delta-taking-additional-steps-protect-our-future

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

deltairlines wrote:
Delta now cutting 70% of capacity, 80% of international capacity, parking 600 planes. Accelerated retirements for MD-88/90s and select 767s.


I knew the 767s wouldn't make it :cry: .

External source?

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

Just think of the number of countries who could ask an apology and reparations from the USA. Vietnam from bombing it to hell, poisoning everything with agent orange. Laos and Cambodge too. Most countries in Latin America for CIA coups. Half the Middle East. Iran the list goes on Then there is the n...

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

Just think of the number of countries who could ask an apology and reparations from the USA. Vietnam from bombing it to hell, poisoning everything with agent orange. Laos and Cambodge too. Most countries in Latin America for CIA coups. Half the Middle East. Iran the list goes on Then there is the n...

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

Is there any actual proof (keyword: proof) of the laboratory theory besides a conspiracy for conspiracy sake? Just like most conspiracy theories, it just seems like people want to believe something more nefarious and connect dots that don't necessarily need to be connected And then we're to believe...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

"Disgusting Chinese habits"? I can tell you of a lot of nations which have traditions and habits that I find disgusting. Like ALL OF THEM. Like raising chicken in an environment so nasty that only chlornating can make them safe for human consumption...... Also propably a waiting-to-happen...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the developed western world paying the price for arrogance?
Replies: 71
Views: 2806

Re: Is the developed western world paying the price for arrogance?

ltbewr wrote:
The arrogance of 'it can't happen here' as to a pandemic has been shattered around the world and yes, it includes the PRC.


Bingo. This is why we need a "like" button.

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the developed western world paying the price for arrogance?
Replies: 71
Views: 2806

Re: Is the developed western world paying the price for arrogance?

Tell me again how the US is so much better at dealing with this : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-03-09/how-coronavirus-spread-from-patient-zero-in-seattle Did the US contain this in January ? Is it contained now ? How come ? Many of us aren't denying the US screwed this thing up, but ...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the developed western world paying the price for arrogance?
Replies: 71
Views: 2806

Re: Is the developed western world paying the price for arrogance?

Can't tell if you are serious or not, but to be clear: let's not. The Versailles treaty was one of the reasons WWII started. It was well within their means to prevent, then control the outbreak. They deserve to foot the bill for this mess. Next we will sanction countries according to their contribu...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the developed western world paying the price for arrogance?
Replies: 71
Views: 2806

Re: Is the developed western world paying the price for arrogance?

The West's arrogance is clear, but what is with all of you PRC apologists?

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by 1989worstyear
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162916

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Yes lets follow the lead on Europe here not trust the US... but wait the US made a travel ban first, who did it later? Trump sure likes his travel bans. :sarcastic: Perhaps the most recent one would've been effective if he had implemented it 2 months ago, but doing it now does nothing except give h...

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by 1989worstyear
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162916

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

This thing began as far as November. Are you another China apologist? China shaved almost 2 months off from the rest of the world to prepare. Are you suggesting those research papers should have been completed faster? Not sure you understand scientific process... Demanding perfection for those he d...

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by 1989worstyear
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162916

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://apnews.com/8089a3d0ec8f9fde971bddd7b3aa2ba1 Coronavirus Vaccine Trials to Start on Monday WASHINGTON (AP) — The first participant in a clinical trial for a vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus will receive an experimental dose on Monday, according to a government official. The Nat...

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by 1989worstyear
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162916

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I know it's a moot point currently, but why are so many people forgetting what the Chinese government was doing back in Nov/Dec when this was first starting to break out?

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7741

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:
A320. “Page Update In Progess”


It runs on 1987 hardware, remember :stirthepot:

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Airlines for business travelers are seeing poor loads, everybody else is seeing sort of half to full loads. It is expected. People have family, Long distance relationships, etc. This may come as a shock to a lot of people but after this is over, life will go on. Airlines will continue to grow and p...

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Just a thought. I wonder with travel to L:HR soon to be restricted what is the chance UA will run the 767 HJ on trans-cons from EWR and IAD? I hope so - I'm flying to visit my family in the NE US in late June and that would be nice. Sadly - the 1986 EIS of the 763 type will mean they will be the fi...

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by 1989worstyear
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

[threeid][/threeid] Another thing to note: French Bee and Air Tahiti Nui to and from French Polynesia are rerouting their flights via PTP. Air Tahiti Nui is also planning a one-time nonstop to France from Tahiti. (The return flight to Papeete today is via YVR, and switches to PTP tomorrow.) While OR...

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by 1989worstyear
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack
Replies: 52
Views: 17291

Re: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack

The FAA would certainly consider inspections or even modification. The FAA doesn’t come up with inspections or the proposal on how to mitigate the cracks. Boeing comes up with the inspection or modification and the FAA mandates them through an airworthiness directive. Considering there are more 737...

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by 1989worstyear
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Another thing to note: French Bee and Air Tahiti Nui to and from French Polynesia are rerouting their flights via PTP. Air Tahiti Nui is also planning a one-time nonstop to France from Tahiti. (The return flight to Papeete today is via YVR, and switches to PTP tomorrow.) While ORY and PTP are in th...

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by 1989worstyear
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182111

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

What a waste. Some 763's aren't even legal in DFW yet.

Why are no older A320's, 772's or 738's going?

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by 1989worstyear
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Airlines are suffering badly and it seems likely that some will go bankrupt. While a 30 year old airframe will go straight to soft drink cans, what happens to airframes that are 10 years old ? Will leasing companies want to buy them ? Would the bankruptcy trustee be allowed to spend money putting t...

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by 1989worstyear
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182111

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

IAmGaroott wrote:
And the A333s soldier on.

I assume the domestic 757s will be the first to go?


The A333's are being kept because of their EIS year.

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Would think LHR service could be busy. Maybe UA will move larger aircraft to LHR. Question on LHR traffic that originated in Europe, is that banned or subject to quarantine? Parking aircraft options. Leave some in Europe. EWR could close gates 112 around to 126 and use gates and ramp for storage. B...

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

With cargo being impacted, how the hell are important items like test kits, experimental drug samples, and protective gear supposed to be shipped quickly between the two continents?

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

johns624 wrote:
1989worstyear wrote:
Rip all remaining pax 757's and 767's.
Yeah, because that's what's important here. Thousands getting sick and dying, thousands being laid off and you're worried about some planes...


The pilots of those types are included in those likely to be laid off, as they're (were?) used often on TATL.

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

Rip all remaining pax 757's and 767's.

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1648

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

With the US going into prepper mode over the virus, how the hell can anyone justify eating one of these things?

And screw CNN for promoting it during a health crisis...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Some developments on the wires: March 10 (Reuters) - United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL): * UNITED AIRLINES PRESIDENT SAYS NOT TAKING DELIVERY OF A SINGLE AIRCRAFT - JP MORGAN CONF * UNITED AIRLINES PRESIDENT SAYS OUR GROSS BOOKINGS IN THE PACIFIC ARE DOWN ABOUT 70% - JP MORGAN CONF * UNITED AIRLINE...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 344
Views: 72135

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Is there a reason why they couldn't deploy the 76T' s on routes where the oldest 763's are flying? Or is this confirmation that they're retiring the newest 763's first? I think you're overthinking a very fluid situation. Airlines right now are reacting, not planning. 76Ts are (a) premium heavy and ...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 162
Views: 29985

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

Absolute bonkers posts about retiring all 757 and 767s. So terrible for everyone in the industry to add stress and drama to an already tense situation. Interestingly, even if they did park some of the 75/6 fleet and speed up the -88 draw-down, that would very much be consistent with the history of ...

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by 1989worstyear
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 344
Views: 72135

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

3/2-3/8 Period Total Fleet: 155 Scheduled Service: 116/155 Spares: 26/155 (7x76T; 2x76L; 7x76Z; 3x764(DS); 1x764; 2x77L; 4x333) Conversion: 5/155 (1x [email protected]; 4x [email protected]) Maintenance/Paint: 7/155 ([email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]) Induction/Storage: 1/155 ([email protected]) High...

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by 1989worstyear
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Government aid to offset C Virus effect

After 9-11 the US Govt provided direct subsidies to American Airlines that had to deal with huge traffic downturns Maybe it’s time to consider this again ? The airlines have made record profits for a decade. Can they really not handle 1 down quarter? I think not all have had record profits and it a...

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by 1989worstyear
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182111

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Buying more 763s back then would have bought AA more time. They could have waited to replace them until Boeing launches their 763/753 replacement aircraft, instead of ordering 788s now which have too much range for most 767 routes. I think the bigger issue is AA failed to properly update and mainta...

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing continually improve their products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6702

Re: Do Boeing continually improve their products?

As the title suggests do Boeing use the Airbus model of tinkering with their products? Is there a difference between the 747-8F today from 2012? 767F today from 20 years ago? B777-300ER today from 2014? B787 today from 2014? I think you catch my drift..... I may be wrong but I think the OP means ho...

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by 1989worstyear
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

This is interesting. It seems like UA has been the most proactive at making decisions as soon as possible. Maybe they have been hurt the most? I agree that April is probably the earliest you can make this dramatic kind of cuts. I still think more cuts are coming. All the airlines (with the exceptio...

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

United to cut international flights by 20 percent and domestic by 10 percent. They will also park dozens of widebodies. I imagine there will be furloughs coming very soon for some pilots and flight attendants https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/04/united-cutting-flights-in-april-amid-coronavirus-outbreak....

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qf789 wrote:
Lufthansa to ground 150 aircraft due to Coronavirus, about 20% of the group fleet

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-lufth ... KKBN20R228


Is this a permanent grounding?

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by 1989worstyear
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic feels like a slow-motion version of the 9/11 attacks. Instead of overnight collapsing air travel demand, air travel in this case will bleed for months with less and less people willing to travel. I would not be surprised to see all the US domestic airlines declare bankruptc...

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by 1989worstyear
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 8818

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

Does Bombardier use kapton in the CRJ-900?

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

When you consider all the impacts, this is a big statement. I also noted, from your link: "United is also offering some pilots who fly the widebody aircraft used on trans-Pacific routes a month off at reduced pay after the airline cut some of its Asia flights, according to a memo sent Friday b...

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

UA postpones new pilot class https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/01/united-postpones-new-pilot-class-amid-coronavirus-outbreak.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain When you consider all the impacts, this is a big statement. I also noted, from your link: "United is also offering some pilots who fly the widebo...

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by 1989worstyear
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel
Replies: 34
Views: 1477

Re: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel

Constitution class refit from the 1979-91 Star Trek movies, or the Galaxy class from TNG.

EDIT: every time I watch TNG, the interior sets look like they were made out of A320 cabin parts. Was "slightly curved and off-white" considered futuristic/modern in 1987 :bouncy:?

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