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by HoboJoe
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?
Replies: 60
Views: 10295

Re: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?

Easy Answer - it wasn't designed for Long Haul

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by HoboJoe
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453563

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Even if it was half that 6187.5 litres is still a lot of fuel. So where is it. Probably stuck in the mud. If you're suggesting fuel starvation, running out of fuel does not cause airliners to drop out of the sky like a stone. Pilots are in fact trained on how to glide their aircraft, and every airc...

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by HoboJoe
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Abuse?
Replies: 84
Views: 20671

Re: EK A380 Abuse?

Maintenance on 150 A380's will soon take its toll.

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by HoboJoe
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion
Replies: 71
Views: 17004

Re: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion

757 can stop on a dime - bad piloting

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by HoboJoe
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 69
Views: 21539

Re: British Airways B787-10 Update

Trust me - it will have some sort of crew rest area - Bunks are not required.

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by HoboJoe
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: French Government A340 at SXM
Replies: 2
Views: 2110

French Government A340 at SXM

A French Government A340 recently landed at SXM. Anyone have any idea why it is there ?

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by HoboJoe
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 50
Views: 12146

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

Surely Rolls you can come up with a better answer than that - and don't call me Shirley

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by HoboJoe
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 56296

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

That's more than an aborted takeoff. Pilot error

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by HoboJoe
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 31324

Re: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?

jules48 wrote:
Why are United still operating 757,s on transatlantic routes.Noticed UA71 Hamburg to Newark this morning.
Surely they have enough 767s or even 739Max if they enough range.

Because they are a crap airline

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by HoboJoe
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 43529

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

either way what difference would it make - another straw AB is grabbing at

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by HoboJoe
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16771

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Its called CARGO

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by HoboJoe
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16771

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC] - its called CARGO

In the news: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44383220 Emirates is trying out new tech, and suggesting that planes without windows would be more efficient by saving some structural weight. Eventually all windows could be replaced with outside cameras and inside screens. Disadvantages are poor publ...

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by HoboJoe
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 11971

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement 32x neo's are nothing more than lipstick on a Pig

There isn’t a replacement for the seven short haul 763 fleet cepting to Madrid and Moscow where they already use a 77E on some flights. Tel Aviv has the 77w already and Cairo Is upgraded to a 789 with the first cabin. Amman and Beirut will both probably go 788 through. They were deployed around Eur...

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by HoboJoe
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 11942

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Most probably because nobody wants to go there

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by HoboJoe
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104936

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Talk is Cheap - 380's are not

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by HoboJoe
Fri May 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 84381

Re: 737 crashes in La Havana

Everyone is reporting a 737. Its likely leased/wet leas if its to Cubana. Other possibility is a charter to Florida. I have seen a 737 in "Havana Air" colors when its actually a flight operated by someone like Xtra. I am leaning towards a leased 737 for Cubana given that is what the state...

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by HoboJoe
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 11322

Re: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet

Elementalism wrote:
It was fun flying on IcelandAir and seeing so many 757s. Reminded me of an airline that used to fly out of Las Vegas 15 or so years ago. And they seemed to only fly 757s.

National Airlines

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by HoboJoe
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 50
Views: 74102

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

Somebody out of a job

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by HoboJoe
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 70690

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

What kind of delays is this causing for IAH? Will it shut the airport down? I was listening to a report that stated Houston is flood prone. What was the storm that flooded some NY airports? Also, I hope this discussion doesn't get moved to a non Civil Aviation forum. It is a very valid discussion f...

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by HoboJoe
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
Replies: 71
Views: 12851

Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

What no Dundee ?

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by HoboJoe
Sat May 27, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Maho beach cam SXM!
Replies: 38
Views: 10353

Re: New Maho beach cam SXM!

https://t.co/TUjTdYPyRR

Re-positioned due to Bomb Threat on B6 1487 - that's what you are looking at - SXM is closed until further notice
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Robert1010 wrote:
Anyone notice the repositioned cam at SXM? looks like they moved it away from the Sunset grill into a more central location facing west! https://t.co/TUjTdYPyRR

Re-positioned due to Bomb Threat on B6 1487 - that's what you are looking at - SXM is closed until further notice

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by HoboJoe
Sat May 27, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM closed due to bomb threat on B6 1487
Replies: 0
Views: 801

SXM closed due to bomb threat on B6 1487

Breaking now - Plane held on runway

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by HoboJoe
Fri May 19, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 83
Views: 8532

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

St Maarten - pop 33K - Princess Juliana and Grand Case

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by HoboJoe
Thu May 18, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion
Replies: 54
Views: 4546

Re: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has banned any electronic device larger than a smartphone from the cabins of flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa, and is considering extending the ban to flights from Europe as well. This has airlines freaking out because it means banning ...

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by HoboJoe
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom
Replies: 63
Views: 6146

Re: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom

where was she carrying the gun, that she had to remove it to take a Pee ??

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by HoboJoe
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov 26 crashed in South Sudan
Replies: 21
Views: 5431

Re: Antonov 26 crashed in South Sudan

Classic Blunders

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by HoboJoe
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA103/BA1YC flight diverting
Replies: 5
Views: 2656

Re: BA103/BA1YC flight diverting

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
Cujowannabe31 wrote:
Thanks for the speedy reply. Please don't take this the wrong way, but why did you put it that way. Since you say" that is all I need to know", only makes me want to ask more questions.


for passenger privacy

suppose he/she had family on the flight ?

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by HoboJoe
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sint Marten Web Cam
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Sint Marten Web Cam

http://www.mahobeachcam.com/
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Pretty Cool site - http://www.mahobeachcam.com/

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by HoboJoe
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine Fire last night on an Aerolineas Argentinas flight at JFK?
Replies: 14
Views: 4911

Re: Engine Fire last night on an Aerolineas Argentinas flight at JFK?

That was one hell of a BANG in the video

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by HoboJoe
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this the World's current longest flight?
Replies: 48
Views: 13620

Re: Is this the World's current longest flight?

LAX772LR wrote:
3100 drinks + 1036 meals.... yeesh, imagine the catering weight alone, on this thing! :eek:

Don't have to imagine - it says 400 Kilos

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by HoboJoe
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300
Replies: 110
Views: 27314

Re: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300

Caracas is not in Latin America - its in South America Latin America includes all Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries in the Americas which means all countries on the American mainland with exception of Canada, USA, Belize, Guyana and Suriname as well as some countries on Caribbean islands. S...

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by HoboJoe
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300
Replies: 110
Views: 27314

Re: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300

Caracas is not in Latin America - its in South America

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