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by AirKevin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?

I've had a few. Worst case was a passenger who tried to force his way out on the runway/taxiway after landing. He was afraid he was going to miss his connecting flight due to a 3 hour delay coming in (due to slots/congestion). Police was called and took him away. We were fine with him flying again ...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 22
Views: 3875

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

TerryC wrote:
more than welcome to take their baby in a stroller and stand in that spot while a similar jet performs whatever it did, when that blast hit me.

Good news, I don't have a baby, nor do I plan to.

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by AirKevin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American to use all seating July 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1022

Re: American to use all seating July 1

I think people tend to forget how modern high speed trains are. They usually have similar systems to planes for air filtration and the train "cabin" is pressurized as well due to the high speeds of the train. But the Coronavirus doesn't mainly spread as a gas that's picked up by air filte...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airways Magazine Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1382

Re: Airways Magazine Question

From what I understand, they are only publishing 10 issues a year. Two months each year will have a bi-monthly issue. It seems I read this in an issue last year, which started with the March/April issue. As I understood it, they combined March/April and May/June because of the virus situation causi...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?

I've had a few. Worst case was a passenger who tried to force his way out on the runway/taxiway after landing. He was afraid he was going to miss his connecting flight due to a 3 hour delay coming in (due to slots/congestion). Police was called and took him away. We were fine with him flying again ...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two types of different surfaces for the same runway?
Replies: 19
Views: 3226

Re: Two types of different surfaces for the same runway?

Newark runway 4L/22R is also like that.

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by AirKevin
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot deviations
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Pilot deviations

Also, is there a procedure for pilots to bring possible errors by controllers to someones attention? Yes. Have a look here at a scenario I posted two years ago: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1393879 Basically New York Approach was having planes doing 210 knots until they g...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)

I only ever paid for it once on the last trip my friend and I took. We went to a convention in San Diego, and unbeknownst to her, I put us in First Class on the flights home. Haven't flown again since that trip, so can't say if I'd do it again. Was first class not worth it? Was it a short segment o...

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by AirKevin
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)

I only ever paid for it once on the last trip my friend and I took. We went to a convention in San Diego, and unbeknownst to her, I put us in First Class on the flights home. Haven't flown again since that trip, so can't say if I'd do it again.

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by AirKevin
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engines on KLM 747 classics
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: Engines on KLM 747 classics

Pretty sure all of KLM's 747s had General Electric engines, both the -200 and -400.

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by AirKevin
Tue May 26, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?
Replies: 17
Views: 2275

Re: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?

kabq737 wrote:
Can all aircraft have a tow bar connected from the rear?

Kind of curious if there's a tug that's small enough to fit under some of these planes, like a 737.

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by AirKevin
Thu May 21, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only 5% of Americans Intend to Travel ANYWHERE For Memorial Day Weekend
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: Only 5% of Americans Intend to Travel ANYWHERE For Memorial Day Weekend

I'm normally working during the holidays anyhow, so doesn't really change anything for me.

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by AirKevin
Thu May 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?
Replies: 39
Views: 6424

Re: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?

Has anyone been able to get pics from Salina, or CWA? The Skywest pilot boards are talking about all of the jets currently parked at the normally almost-deserted Salina, Kansas Airport. Makes sense they would be there, used to be a very large military facility, with huge amounts of ramp space. Look...

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by AirKevin
Sun May 17, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 8911

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

You can start by replacing older relatively low buildings by structures that have twenty to thirty floors. No need for 1,000 foot skyscrapers. How about coming back to us with that opinion when you get a job based in downtown San Francisco (where there's little new space and overwhelming demand for...

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by AirKevin
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2496

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

LAX772LR wrote:
The longer this goes on, the more working from home will be normalized.

I suppose that depends on your line of work. Working from home is a little difficult in my case when I drive a truck for a living.

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by AirKevin
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canadian ATC
Replies: 22
Views: 3098

Re: Canadian ATC

It's the same situation as ATC in Latin/South America. You will undoubtedly hear Spanish spoken by ATC at all airports, large and small. Pilots flying for Spanish-speaking carriers will speak their native language when flying in a country where that is the lingua-franca. Of course, if one pilot doe...

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by AirKevin
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B767-300 Door Configurations
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

Re: B767-300 Door Configurations

strfyr51 wrote:
the United 767-300'svall still use L2 door lading and unloadimg where they don't have dual jetwaus that allow loading from door 1L and 2L at the same time.

So when you say they use door L2 for boarding, you mean they board through the tail?

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by AirKevin
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14318

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

It's pretty obvious to the industry that not only is 3-3-3 more comfortable and easier for the crew to service -- but potentially having two passengers in order to exit/evacuate is unprecedented, and surely the safety implications would have been obvious? Slight problem. 747, A380, and nowadays, ev...

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by AirKevin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Diversions/Holding 9Mar
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Re: LAX Diversions/Holding 9Mar

Looks like they're using 6/7 rather than 24/25 because of the winds. 120 at 16 gusting 23.

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by AirKevin
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 7679

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

Are we talking strictly just routes or does airline of choice matter.

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by AirKevin
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wiring/controls and uncontained failures
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: Wiring/controls and uncontained failures

That I have no idea, but if I remember, Qantas 32 had the issue where parts of the engine went right through the wing, so....

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by AirKevin
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help on one-way into BCN/EU need departing flight or other exit
Replies: 19
Views: 1222

Re: Help on one-way into BCN/EU need departing flight or other exit

So the guy who wants everyone to travel by bike and on foot....now wants to fly somewhere. Interesting how that works out. I am kind of wondering, though, they just want a departing flight out of BCN or does it have to be one back to the United States. The wording is a little confusing here. He see...

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by AirKevin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13458

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

But in this case I would argue that the leasing company is not delivering the product, the airplane. I I do a leasing for acar and the leasing company cannot deliver I would not pay. If I take a bank loan for purchasing a car, it would be my problem. Except for the fact that the airline already has...

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by AirKevin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Alaska Airlines Operate a flight from Anchorage to Hong Kong via Shanghai (either airport)?
Replies: 17
Views: 2092

Re: Can Alaska Airlines Operate a flight from Anchorage to Hong Kong via Shanghai (either airport)?

Indeed the market has changed significantly and what was profitable back then would not be profitable anymore today. The 707s that operated back then were mainline service, connecting the largest cities with each other. Today long haul narrow body would be a niche with a smaller city at at least on...

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by AirKevin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 764
Views: 108998

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

As mentioned who would try to sneak in and ‘steal’ the aircraft? ATC would just permit the aircraft leaving. It’s just not plausible. It is standard operating procedure for basically all airports where fees are outstanding, so more than plausible. Consider how ATC would know that the fees have or h...

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by AirKevin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use it or lose it?
Replies: 35
Views: 7266

Re: Use it or lose it?

alasizon wrote:
Good luck making LHR-AKL on a Dash 8.

Or any plane, for that matter.

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by AirKevin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse
Replies: 45
Views: 11029

Re: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse

F27500 wrote:
"Great Dane"? LMAO

First thing I thought of when I saw Great Dane was the trailer manufacturer.

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by AirKevin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5899

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

:scratchchin: It sounds like you may fit into the slower driver category. I try to go as close to the speed limit as I can, but when you drive an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer, you can only accelerate so fast. This is not a Porsche. Also, when you're governed at 65 miles an hour, kind of hard to go ...

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by AirKevin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11666

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

Can anyone find examples of NW DC-10-40 flying in Asia? There you go. It was at least in Singapore in the 90s. 5667125,2148018 For maintenance, per the comment on the left's picture. Yes, I'm aware of that. The original question asked if anyone was able to find examples of Northwest's DC-10-40s fly...

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by AirKevin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canadian ATC
Replies: 22
Views: 3098

Re: Canadian ATC

On top of that, certain people in the province tend to have, shall we say, a very strong opinion when it comes to language use. That's all well and good when they are sitting in the café chatting, but as you note, situational awareness is compromised when they don't stick to the International stand...

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by AirKevin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do any airlines use aft-wing exit on the 739?
Replies: 3
Views: 2525

Re: Do any airlines use aft-wing exit on the 739?

I assume you mean the 737-900ER since the 737-900 doesn't even have the cutout for the door and is limited to 189 passengers. As far as the 737-900ER is concerned, any airline that's sticking more than 189 passengers in the plane would have to have that door, so if anyone's using a single-class conf...

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by AirKevin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5899

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Drivers that remain in the right hand lane approaching a light or stop sign that are not turning right thereby holding up all traffic that needs to Am I the only one this bugs ? If I go in any other lane, once the light turns green, people are going to end up passing me on the right anyway. As for ...

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by AirKevin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5899

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Drivers that remain in the right hand lane approaching a light or stop sign that are not turning right thereby holding up all traffic that needs to Am I the only one this bugs ? If I go in any other lane, once the light turns green, people are going to end up passing me on the right anyway. As for ...

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by AirKevin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Create your own Airline (2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 2866

Re: Create your own Airline (2020)

Its just to see how you would imagine your own Airline if you could create one. No need to imagine, I could just do it myself. https://sharescreenshots.com/images/2019/05/27/e918814dde8afe63471f03602cc10146.jpg https://sharescreenshots.com/images/2019/12/27/1973eda46597a7861180209fcf5a54aa.jpg Or y...

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by AirKevin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11666

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

TW870 wrote:
Can anyone find examples of NW DC-10-40 flying in Asia?

There you go. It was at least in Singapore in the 90s.

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by AirKevin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing continually improve their products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6678

Re: Do Boeing continually improve their products?

Another example from the 737 side is the elimination of the eyebrow windows in the cockpit to save weight, which was done partway through the NG's production (mid-2000s, IIRC). There was that, the introduction of blended winglets, then split scimitar winglets, LED lights, changes to the engines, an...

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by AirKevin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13458

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

seat38a wrote:
Do airlines like Southwest and Ryanair really still need the MAX right here right now?

Wasn't Southwest planning to use them for their Hawaii flights? If so, I'm guessing they would have preferred to use them.

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by AirKevin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help on one-way into BCN/EU need departing flight or other exit
Replies: 19
Views: 1222

Re: Help on one-way into BCN/EU need departing flight or other exit

So the guy who wants everyone to travel by bike and on foot....now wants to fly somewhere. Interesting how that works out. I am kind of wondering, though, they just want a departing flight out of BCN or does it have to be one back to the United States. The wording is a little confusing here.

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by AirKevin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 8809

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

Nice to see that they remembered to take their bags with them. No kidding. I didn't see any indication of smoke, but they performed an emergency evac as opposed to a controlled evac utilizing just the airstairs. Hard to say until the final report is out. Captain could've called for a delanement usi...

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by AirKevin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 305723

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

I'm curious as to how they loaded the cargo on the main deck with the jetway being right there since the cargo door looks fairly close to the jetway.

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by AirKevin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Munich for one day
Replies: 27
Views: 1430

Re: Trip to Munich for one day

I don't see the A320NEO being retired anytime soon, so you'll have plenty of time to fly on one. Hell, out of four flights I have booked on my next trip, one of them is on an A320NEO, and I wasn't even trying. If you were talking about something like the 747-400, that would be a different story alto...

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by AirKevin
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 8 hour layover tonight at midnight. Any ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: 8 hour layover tonight at midnight. Any ideas?

What I DID do, however, is exactly what you should never do at LAS: Play (terrible odd) slots. Figured I'd put in a $20. After 4 pulls: I walked away with $800 :). Luck was certainly a lady that night. ...that said: Don't play slots at LAS lol Consider yourself lucky. Last time I was at a truck sto...

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by AirKevin
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757-300 dual jetway boarding
Replies: 5
Views: 1610

Re: 757-300 dual jetway boarding

It's very rare to see a narrow-body use multiple jetways. ON the 757-300 it's not worth much boarding time savings for maybe two dozen business seats. If they could board at doors 2 and 3 or 2 and 4, that would actually help, but other than WN in Albany I'm not sure anyone in the US has over-wing j...

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by AirKevin
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger Decision Making Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Passenger Decision Making Survey

Done. Good luck with your report. Let us know how it goes.

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by AirKevin
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757-300 dual jetway boarding
Replies: 5
Views: 1610

Re: 757-300 dual jetway boarding

I don't know too many airports in the United States that have two jetways for domestic use. I think the few that have two jetways at a gate have them at the international terminal. That said, I don't know how many airports in the United States have two jetways at all at a given gate.

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by AirKevin
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Unusual Landing at ORD
Replies: 14
Views: 5571

Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

I’ve lived outside ORD for over 3yrs now and fly into the airport weekly. Tonight, for the first time ever, I saw multiple airplanes fly north over the Loop, up to Winnetka, conduct a left turn, and land on what appears to be runway 22R. I’ve never seen airplanes land in this direction before. AA22...

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by AirKevin
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 with three jetways attached
Replies: 18
Views: 2775

Re: 747-400 with three jetways attached

I only recall one example of a 748 using the upper deck jetway - a poster here said they did for testing at ORD. I’d love to find out if that really happened or see photos. I didn't think it was approved by Boeing as the slide pack would need to be disconnected and moved, also, the angle of the roo...

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by AirKevin
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 Domestic variant.
Replies: 16
Views: 2019

Re: 747-400 Domestic variant.

Why does the domestic version have extra windows on the upper deck? If I remember right, there were no galleys there, so more space for passenger seats. They must have sent up the beverages from the main deck. There was a much smaller galley in the back of the upper deck that didn't take as much sp...

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by AirKevin
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 Domestic variant.
Replies: 16
Views: 2019

Re: 747-400 Domestic variant.

It does have the -400 wing however, and IIRC they could be reconfigured to normal ops That is correct. From what I remember, they reconfigured some of them to the standard -400. Interestingly enough, some -400s were also converted to -400Ds, minus the extra upper deck windows. Why does the domestic...

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by AirKevin
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If There Was Only One Airline Left In The USA
Replies: 9
Views: 828

Re: If There Was Only One Airline Left In The USA

Though you would be limited in where you could fly with a 737.

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