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by WPvsMW
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 67
Views: 8414

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

XRadar98 wrote:
One stop is direct. Do you actually mean non-stop, when you say Delta with a little d, no reason to fly direct?


To Europeans, "direct" often means nonstop.

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 88
Views: 10773

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work? Hmmm... it IS working. Cutting SEA/HKG means one city-pair wasn't working. Impediment to growth at SEA is infrastructure, not AS or UA at SFO. A better barometer would be JV (not alliance) totals TPAC from the West Coast. SEA is factor in total JV TPAC. An allianc...

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor
Replies: 13
Views: 2179

Re: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor

"ease of storage"
There are many non-native EN speakers reading the forum.

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 567
Views: 79220

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjc, great post... including Fonzie and the shark.

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 567
Views: 79220

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

https://www.aboutamazon.com/amazon-fulf ... buildings/
helpful in understanding the difference among Amazon centers.
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I found
https://www.aboutamazon.com/amazon-fulf ... buildings/
helpful in understanding the difference among Amazon centers.

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11957

Re: Delta at LHR

Should DL restart inter-europe service in LHR after Brexit? No, they are waiting until the new 6 runway airport at Exeter is open and then they are going to make that their European hub and dehub AMS and CDG. Ed Bastien told me that just the other day. @chunhimlai... he's joking. EXE intl will be M...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7548

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

Anecdote: I was on an initial (maybe the first) regularly scheduled intl pax flight into the (then) new intl terminal at CTS back in 1998 (IIRC), ICN/CTS on KE. Disembarked, down the jetway and corridor, into an empty and dark arrivals hall. Chaos in the dimly lit hall, as pax filed in. I went past ...

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 9979

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

lightsaber wrote:
Does any Japanese airport have enough surplus capacity to set up a hub wave of size?


NRT ... in the future will be an LCC and cargo hub, after the legacies move to HND.

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 18476

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

No FAA a/c registration, no skydiving ops certificate or lease from state DOT AptDiv, or employee documentation for the "parachute rigging" company behind the fatal crash. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/11/hawaii-news/company-in-fatal-mokuleia-plan-crash-didnt-have-permit-for-skydi...

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 49
Views: 5369

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Flown the RJ series for a number of years and yes, if you want to go down/slow down these speedbrakes are amazingly effective! If you really need to get down quickly on a 737 then drop the gear, flaps 40 and LVL CHG. Holy cow. Or Gear DWN, Flaps 10 and speedbrakes works too. Had an FO show that to ...

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by WPvsMW
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 18476

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Re: Beech A90 crash (highest fatality crash in the U.S. since 2011) NTSB prelim report is out, but no root cause assessment yet. Likely to be W&B... tail-heavy, maybe overweight. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/10/hawaii-news/skydiving-plane-was-upside-down-when-it-hit-the-ground-report-f...

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by WPvsMW
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 899
Views: 130884

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Withheld info (from pilots flying the MAX and from certification authorities), kludge (as distinct from grandfathered) engineering, and "we 'just' realized that optional feature is actually mandatory".... the MAX is the safety nadir of BCA as a company. Concurrently... "Boeing is also...

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by WPvsMW
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 22
Views: 5972

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

debonair wrote:
That is illegal - exit rows of pax aircraft operated under EASA AOCs must be occupied ...


Fixed that for you.

In the U.S., operator policy may require that each exit row be occupied, but it's not an FAA mandate. 14 CFR § 121.585

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by WPvsMW
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6450

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
For DL: as was once said a long time ago, they don't like big planes.


The irony is that as soon as DL could repaint the NW 744s, the 744 become DL's poster child in print and digital media.

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and Cathay Dragon Begin Codeshare Agreement
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: American Airlines and Cathay Dragon Begin Codeshare Agreement

Positive development. If it works, AA could add a frequency DFW/HKG and/or LAX/HKG.

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?
Replies: 23
Views: 5908

Re: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?

A Siberian network hubbed through a sterile terminal in ANC... calling Moxy and A220s.

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98602

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

... until ME3 need ...?

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 899
Views: 130884

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Spiderguy252 wrote:
How feasible is it for Boeing to just offer 737NGs to all pending customers, cull the MAX program and start over with a clean sheet design which they should have done so to start with?


"clean sheet design" = B797

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 899
Views: 130884

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

xmp125a wrote:
If Boeing overloaded the CPU with his bandage-on-bandage approach to fix self-made problems, they don't have their SW development under control.


I don't think any posters disagree with that assessment.

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 899
Views: 130884

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

f1restate wrote:
WPvsMW wrote:

Easy to see why the stack would overflow.


Why are you assuming that this latest issue is actually a stack overflow ?

Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk


Just a guess.

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 63992

Re: GE to finance first 9 Moxie aircraft

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moxy_(airline)
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lightsaber wrote:
I haven't heard much about Moxie, so the fact they will start hiring is fascinating (late 2019).


It's Moxy (not Moxie). :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moxy_(airline)

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14400

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

I hope in a thorough investigation and heavy fines if rules haven't been followed. I can't imagine battery banks while there are plugs everywhere nowadays in biz and even economy for some a/c. If you need a juice pack after you arrive... where will you have stored it en route? If you have it and yo...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 899
Views: 130884

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The SDP-185 is a minor upgrade of the Sperry (acquired by Honeywell) SDP-175. 1980's era CPU. :roll: :shock: :shock: Easy to see why the stack would overflow. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1426007&p=21494277#p21494277 It gets worse. Remember Zilog and UARTs ...from from...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5330

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

IAD = $16.53 and that's with a $10/CPE subsidy (compared to 2013) from MWAA. https://wtop.com/dc-transit/2016/11/budget-toll-rate-hope-make-flying-dulles-appealing/ MWAA's bet is total emplanements will be stimulated so that subsidies to keep traffic from migrating to BWI won't be needed. That's a b...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 899
Views: 130884

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It's puzzling that Boeing's proposed fix is to use multiple processors instead of a higher throughput processor. If 2 cores isn't enough, use 4 cores, or 6 cores, or 8 cores, or 10 cores. Multiple CPUs add overhead. For redundancy, a second x-core processor, rather than four, 2-core processors.

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 63992

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

Moxy... as Amazon Air Pax. IAD as a hub. Independence Air done right.

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 22
Views: 5972

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/121.585

Outside the U.S., YMMV.
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In the U.S., there's no requirement for an exit row to be occupied. The only exit row rules are if a pax is seated in an exit row.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/121.585

Outside the U.S., YMMV.

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hidden Digital Displays at ORD T1 Security Checkpoint
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Re: Hidden Digital Displays at ORD T1 Security Checkpoint

My guess is that the original system was a prototype to establish a maintenance cost baseline... and the results were "pull the plug".

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 49
Views: 5369

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

TTailedTiger wrote:
... I would think it should be discussed on the ground.


Not if the PNF is a SkyGod.

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by WPvsMW
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2350

Re: The Future of Boeing

BCA could very well enter Chapter 11 BK (reorg).... just as airlines did after 9/11... if liabilities far exceed assets. $8 billion is cash is not infinite, esp. considering claims from airlines that have large MAX fleets grounded. No effect on the DOD and space divisions of Boeing.

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36475

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I agree with Zeke... UA is (trying) to cloak a commercial decision as one driven by airspace restrictions.

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 489
Views: 61342

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
you have America's most pulled-out-from airport. [BFL]

Congratulations, Bakersfield!!


I thought STL is credited with that distinction.

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21984

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

.... big plans for big planes... ??
AF's A380s as a successor to ... force de frappe?

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 18476

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Beechcraft BE65-A90. Indications are it lost power in the L engine during TO, and may have been overweight (11 on board). https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/23/hawaii-news/mourners-search-for-answers-as-the-death-toll-from-fridays-fiery-plane-crash-rises/?HSA=2a28a3f6e35429d38eac149fa265d410ed22...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21984

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

How would a hypothetical A380 combi with main deck freight and upper deck PAX do? I imagine it would get MTOW limited very quickly but it sounds like a really cool concept. A good exercise for a Master's thesis in AE, but if Airbus balked at an A380neo, I doubt that re-engineering the hull for carg...

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36475

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/ ... -airspace/
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UA's reroute of EWR/BOM is not just a tech stop in HNL, it's a RON with crew change.
https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/ ... -airspace/

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 18476

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

King Air operator identified as Oahu Parachute Center, the smallest of three skydiving companies based at Dillingham Airfield. Accident now thought to be upon takeoff.
(same link as preceding post; updated article)

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 18476

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Sad news. 9 souls died in fiery crash of a skydiving company's King Air at Dillingham Airfield on Oahu tonight (21 June 2019). Plane was landing. Debris field was 50' x 50', and on airport fence line bordering Farrington Hwy rather than on or near runway. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/06/21/br...

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by WPvsMW
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back
Replies: 23
Views: 3338

Re: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back

Sooo... DFW rampers unloaded the towbar inbound from TUL and the outbound flight to LIT flight left without it? No baggage tag on the towbar is my guess.

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)
Replies: 29
Views: 7755

Re: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)

Long term (e.g., one year+) wet-leased frames are often repainted, but I've not heard of an interior refurb (i.e., reconfiguration, as opposed to cosmetic refresh) on a wet-lease.

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by WPvsMW
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air
Replies: 43
Views: 6138

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

QR tried the "invest rather than alliance" route. The difference is Ed and Glen are using lasers rather than shotguns.

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by WPvsMW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance
Replies: 25
Views: 3794

Re: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance

We left the aft airstairs down and had a heavy duty tail stand we always left on when on the ground(and a couple times in flight, thankfully not to me) How did the a/c push back from the gate with tailstand attached? Seems like pushback would produce a "retractable" (retracted?) tailstand...

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by WPvsMW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12453

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

DL's tags from NRT (SIN and MNL) work because of large TYO O&D. If DL could move the flights from NRT to HND I'm sure DL would, but otherwise those tags will stay at NRT until Ed and Glen have better yields elsewhere for the frames. Those tags show the power of FF programs... many cheaper altern...

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance
Replies: 25
Views: 3794

Re: Aircraft tilting back on ground due to weight imbalance

At HNL, WN uses a tail jackstand on every B738 parked at a "gate" (pax ramp). Are jackstands mandatory (SOP) when a WN frame is at a gate?

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 35
Views: 5036

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

"Crouching galleys" and "crouching lavs" above the main cabin... that should work, Airbus strayed too far in the A380. 1.5 decks would have saved the program. ;) :shock: :lol:

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by WPvsMW
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5395

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

I think WN has the legs to stay in the interisland market, and took the initiative to do so that AS didn't. I've switched my interisland flying to WN and let my Premier Club membership expire... don't need the "free bag" or the bad coffee any more.

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by WPvsMW
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shift in DL cert u/g vs. mileage u/g
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Shift in DL cert u/g vs. mileage u/g

This is more of a Flyertalk post ... but I'm not active of FT these days. Just off the phone with a DL res agent asking about my wait-listed global u/gs to CDG clearing later this year, and learned the (or at least a major) reason that global cert u/gs are more difficult to confirm at time of bookin...

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by WPvsMW
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 18476

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.southwest.com/hawaii/
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IDK how SY is doing CONUS/HNL (IIRC, SY is not daily to HNL from any of SY's 3 gateways), but I think the new pilot base in PDX may be connected to SY's plans for Hawaii ... trying to preempt WN?
https://www.southwest.com/hawaii/

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