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by AirKevin
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W on SFO-LIT
Replies: 21
Views: 4510

Re: UA 77W on SFO-LIT

typically, military charters are bulk loaded. you have the FAK and then PMC's in all positions. No need for ramp equipment. So just start chucking everything out of the cargo hold onto the ramp? If there are cookies sheets inside you can just use a belt loader (they reach high enough) and load dire...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W on SFO-LIT
Replies: 21
Views: 4510

Re: UA 77W on SFO-LIT

UA will usually fly in a widebody qualified ramp crew on the charter, and arrange to borrow someone's can loader. UPS and FedEx are reliable sources for widebody equipment in any station. typically, military charters are bulk loaded. you have the FAK and then PMC's in all positions. No need for ram...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 2688

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

WRT 65 governors, tell that to the cattle haulers, I’ve been passed by them doing 80. So have I. Each company is different, so they might not be governed at all. I know most owner-operators aren't governed, either. Some companies govern their trucks at 62, others at 68. This varies between companies.

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 2688

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

Also, I don't understand that fear of speed difference between cars and trucks. Many trucks in Europe are governed at 90km/h, yet the speed limit in many countries is 130km/h and the police is usually willing to tolerate extra 10. That's a 40km/h (25mph) or 50km/h (31mph) difference and the world i...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends Sydney
Replies: 75
Views: 13368

Re: American suspends Sydney

Until the level of vaccination is higher, Australian authorities would probably prefer no incoming flights or passengers at all. So they make it financially difficult. So then what do you do with the 34,000 Australians that appear to be stuck in another country that are trying to get back. That is ...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends Sydney
Replies: 75
Views: 13368

Re: American suspends Sydney

Sydney’s cap was cut to 1,505 per week, so presumably that 21 would be cut to 10. The airlines were warned not to raise the fare too high in response to the cuts. So they just expect the airlines to bleed even more money? Until the level of vaccination is higher, Australian authorities would probab...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 max safety card question
Replies: 19
Views: 3229

Re: 737 max safety card question

bigbadjoe wrote:
The safety card is somewhat peculiar as it shows TWO sets of exits for the MAX, one for evacuation on land and the other for evacuation on water. It appears that, in the event of a landing on water, the rearmost exits cannot be used.

Is this not the case with most planes.

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by AirKevin
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown
Replies: 72
Views: 16049

Re: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown

http://avherald.com/h?article=4ea5172d&opt=0 Reminds me of this ANA 788 incident a couple years ago. http://avherald.com/h?article=4c2fe53a&opt=0 That sounds like a great feature. They should add it to more aircraft. It's just what you need when over central London on approach to Heathrow, ...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends Sydney
Replies: 75
Views: 13368

Re: American suspends Sydney

ADent wrote:
Sydney’s cap was cut to 1,505 per week, so presumably that 21 would be cut to 10. The airlines were warned not to raise the fare too high in response to the cuts.

So they just expect the airlines to bleed even more money?

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do FedEx pilots fly the MD10 and MD11 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Re: Do FedEx pilots fly the MD10 and MD11 ?

I would think so, otherwise what would be the point of the conversion.

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

The identification on the first side leads me to believe it's a container of some sort. Not sure what a BMB container is, though.

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown
Replies: 72
Views: 16049

Re: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown

If this is a pilot un-commanded software issue, it’s significant. These sort of things happen... Lauda Air 004 being one of the most deadly. I don't think it has ever been certain, but it is presumed that the left thrust reverser deployed in flight. They determined that it did, they just never figu...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 33
Views: 1658

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

I don't know of any passenger carrier in the USA that ever used the 747 domestic models that were used in the Japanese niche market. There weren't any. The only two airlines to have used the domestic 747 models were Japan Airlines and ANA. Don't know if the 747 D models would even work in the US en...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 33
Views: 1658

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

No. How many accidents were from all the engines shutting off? Air Transat Flight 236 US Airways Flight 1549 Air Canada Flight 143 TACA Flight 110 Garuda Indonesia Flight 421 Southern Airways Flight 242 Aeroflot Flight 7841 Scandinavian Airlines Flight 751 Ural Airlines Flight 178 NOAA42, a P-3, li...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 271
Views: 54397

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

Is it really that hard to reschedule ground transport one month in advance? The traveler also has the option of switching to a different flight that will better meet their needs if there are time limitations. Depends what mode of ground transport you're talking about. Rental cars might be available...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 271
Views: 54397

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

I feel for the people who had their plans changed 1-day to two weeks out - that sucks and AA deserves the dragging for that. The over 30-day out schedule change that another poster is talking about in this thread has been the norm during COVID for all carriers and is really just drama queen behavio...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airlines double-book their jetways?
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Why do airlines double-book their jetways?

AWACSooner wrote:
You easily could've just stopped at "CLT" with jetways being double-booked and no one here would've been surprised.

Except this was FLL, not CLT. CLT was the departure airport.

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by AirKevin
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide
Replies: 15
Views: 4713

Re: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide

Doors should have been on manual while at the gate, no? I assume only if the jetway was attached. Suppose the doors are disarmed and an incident happens that requires an immediate evacuation. Pop open the doors and everyone falls off the plane? Not sure if the jetway was attached at the time the do...

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 670
Views: 151457

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

Polot wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:

Yea I can’t see 757s. At most Condor 753s, but that’s stretching it just to find something that seems somewhat reasonable.

Not even that, as Condor doesn't use Pratt & Whitney engines on their 757s as far as I'm aware.

DL via NW has the only PW 753s made.

That's what I thought.

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aviation Songs
Replies: 19
Views: 1447

Re: Aviation Songs

This doesn't fall under the category of pop or rock, but there's also 747 by Lady Antebellum.

Philippine747 wrote:
Airplanes - B.o.B (feat. Hayley Williams)

There's also Airplanes II.

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 670
Views: 151457

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

I guess I'll ask- wasn't there talk DL was looking at even more 757s before COVID? I'd imagine they could be had on the cheap at this point. I never heard that rumor and it’s not credible. Nearly every late model PW-powered B757 aircraft that hasn’t been converted into cargo is in DL’s fleet. The b...

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14066

AA2289 Security Incident to MIA

Looks like a security threat happened on board an American Airlines flight a few days ago where the passengers were told to put their hands on their heads 45-60 minutes before landing. It isn't known what the security threat was, but once the flight landed, police boarded the aircraft and a passenge...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival
Replies: 17
Views: 2475

Re: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival

AT wrote:
Interesting. Does EWR Terminal C have no international arrival facilities at all? Or is it that the international gates are limited?

It does, but I don't know if they're limited or just not open at all. Reading another thread here seems to suggest that it's not open at the present time.

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 85722

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

And they should send the pilots of 809 back to 2nd grade to learn some numbers, they were stepping all over comms for 810, clearly cant understand numbers and only responding to the callsign. They would be having a lot of fun flying for any major at any of their hubs if they cant tell 809 from 810 ...

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by AirKevin
Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lightning Strike on 777
Replies: 17
Views: 3075

Re: Lightning Strike on 777

Many rivets usually melt and it looks like a woodpecker went down the fuselage. I once called them "pecker tracks" on a conference call. I swear there was dead silence for 10 seconds. Later, I got a call from my boss and told me not to call them that anymore. That's all I ever heard them ...

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by AirKevin
Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus
Replies: 27
Views: 5147

Re: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus

We had a lady whom I used to work with at CLT that would name every plane then kiss and hug them after every arrival I kid you not. Did she also keep track of the aircraft registration. I'm wondering if she ever saw the same plane twice and gave it a different name. All the aircraft had either a th...

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by AirKevin
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus
Replies: 27
Views: 5147

Re: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus

It would so interesting if someone would be able to talk to her to find out the "why" behind her actions. Spoiler alert................it's because of mental illness. We had a lady whom I used to work with at CLT that would name every plane then kiss and hug them after every arrival I kid...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a B777LR take off at MTOW from a wet 2,7km rwy?
Replies: 18
Views: 2882

Re: Can a B777LR take off at MTOW from a wet 2,7km rwy?

You looked down the runway, pretty simple but not infallible. Generally the data assumed a train. I was about to say, if you had the data for without a train, and you look down the runway and there is one, then you're screwed unless you wait for the train to go away. But I guess if the data always ...

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by AirKevin
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a B777LR take off at MTOW from a wet 2,7km rwy?
Replies: 18
Views: 2882

Re: Can a B777LR take off at MTOW from a wet 2,7km rwy?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Lauderdale used to have a rail line off the end of the easterly runway. Weight manual had a penalty if there was a train on the track, so container port might be an improvement.

So how did they determine if there was a train on the tracks.

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by AirKevin
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit launches MKE today and already announces new routes
Replies: 52
Views: 6079

Re: Spirit launches MKE today and already announces new routes

DaCubbyBearBar wrote:
Is John Kirby from UA, as that name sounds familiar?

That would be Scott Kirby from UA.

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by AirKevin
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 271
Views: 54397

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

UA's ORD based 777 pilots can bid to go to IAH, DCA, EWR, or SFO if they want to but they would then become commuters. United has 777s flying into DCA? Not sure if we currently do, but it was announced the category is reopening by early next year. We had a vacancy bid back in May that staffed that ...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 271
Views: 54397

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

jayunited wrote:
UA's ORD based 777 pilots can bid to go to IAH, DCA, EWR, or SFO if they want to but they would then become commuters.

United has 777s flying into DCA?

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by AirKevin
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Los Angeles airport for new airlines?
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: Best Los Angeles airport for new airlines?

hawaiian717 wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Getting from San Diego to Ontario would be a pain in the ass.


Not really, it’s pretty straight forward. I-15 North to I-10 East and a couple exits later you’re at ONT.

Slight correction, it's I-10 west.

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by AirKevin
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 22431

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

Single-pilot for cruise. Where probability of such events is pretty low. This may actually help with overall safety as entire setup would require resting pilot to enter cockpit without delay while the other guy is busy. Would be interesting how security would be addressed. So what happens if, as yo...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 22431

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

Keyword is "by now". There is a non-negligible number of accidents where pilots had to struggle with controls effectively working no-SOP situation, or prepare for procedures with uncertain outcome - like ditching. Some even occurred in cruise (UA 777's engines failures) Those are the most...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 22431

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

Then you follow the procedures that are in place to deal with it because presumably there would be procedures for that by now. Keyword is "by now". There is a non-negligible number of accidents where pilots had to struggle with controls effectively working no-SOP situation, or prepare for...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 22431

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

Seriously, how many people even think about that? Having another pilot in the cockpit didn't prevent the GermanWings or the EgyptAir suicides. Except for the fact that there wasn't another pilot in the cockpit when both of them happened. In the case of one of them, the Captain eventually made it ba...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 22431

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

But how does it work with suicide concerns? If automation can fix that, then pilot has no control and is not needed at all. If pilot has some control, how would suicide dealt with? Currently major deterant to that is second pilot and pretty high odds that you would fail. With single pilot it become...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 22431

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

Also, most bus segments are only a couple of hours. Just dealing with traffic and driving the bus would help keep the driver awake. You'd like to think so, but if you're working long and potentially inconsistent hours, constantly switching back and forth between daytime and night time, you never kn...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 22431

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

In the event of incapacitation of the driver/operator of a surface transport, the most common end-result is the transport rolls to a stop after a short period of time; worst case scenario, it goes off the road and crashes and most of the passengers walk away with minor injuries (unless it goes off ...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Global takes last LH Cargo MD-11's.
Replies: 9
Views: 3421

Re: Western Global takes last LH Cargo MD-11's.

Soon no more LH Cargo tri-jets. Maybe a top-up 777F order from LH - or possible A350F launch customer ? https://www.aerotelegraph.com/lufthansa-cargo-hat-letzte-drei-md-11-verkauft I wonder what will happen with Inge and Claudia loved watching them fly their LH MD-11F's. I guess either transition t...

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by AirKevin
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 51
Views: 15171

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

Random thought: Not knowing how full the flight was, how do they accommodate all the passengers when an aircraft type switch takes place. Looking at Delta's website, although the A321 can seat 11 more passengers compared to the 737-900ER, it has three fewer Main Cabin seats and more Delta Comfort+ s...

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by AirKevin
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA #664 return on June 8
Replies: 7
Views: 3639

Re: AA #664 LAST NIGHT

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UpNAWAy wrote:
Aircraft are diverted everyday. Yet people almost always only ask about AA diversions. Interesting?

I guess this one from a few days ago was only AA?

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by AirKevin
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo doors open inward or outward
Replies: 26
Views: 3447

Re: Cargo doors open inward or outward

The widebody jets have forward and aft cargo doors that open outwards and a bulk cargo door in the back that opens inwards. I can't think of a widebody jets that didn't have this configuration. As far as I know, the A320 can be container loaded depending on the options selected by the airline, and t...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do smaller variants have more range then larger variants?
Replies: 7
Views: 1811

Re: Why do smaller variants have more range then larger variants?

If you use the same wings and engines, you'll have the same fuel capacity for all variants. That being the case, the smaller variants would obviously weigh less, so they burn less fuel, thus fly farther. As for the 747SP, not only was it smaller, it also had lighter wings since it didn't use the tri...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"
Replies: 61
Views: 13285

Re: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"

The problem is that now I know that pilots are easily capable of lying and will panic no matter what they say. Because they could easily be lying. How am I supposed to trust someone who instead of admitting a mistake, lies to my face? Especially since we all make mistakes, and aviation is safe spec...

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by AirKevin
Sat May 29, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

Re: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.

a few weeks later I found that Sunpass charged my tolltag for all of the tolls between TPA and FLL because I carried in my flight bag so that I have it when I rent a car during Florida overnights. Lesson learned - found a RFID bag for my tolltag. I had my suspicions about that. A few days ago, I ha...

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by AirKevin
Sat May 29, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Credit card left in check machine at FLL
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: Credit card left in check machine at FLL

Can’t have two driver’s licenses and most rental car companies have your filed credit card info. I know you can't have two driver's licenses, that's why you'd be screwed if you left it in the check-in machine. As for the credit card, the rental car company might have it on file, but that didn't sto...

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by AirKevin
Fri May 28, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Credit card left in check machine at FLL
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: Credit card left in check machine at FLL

Can’t have two driver’s licenses and most rental car companies have your filed credit card info. I know you can't have two driver's licenses, that's why you'd be screwed if you left it in the check-in machine. As for the credit card, the rental car company might have it on file, but that didn't sto...

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by AirKevin
Fri May 28, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Credit card left in check machine at FLL
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: Credit card left in check machine at FLL

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Might not recommend that if renting a car is planned.

If renting a car is planned, you're screwed no matter what. You obviously need your driver's license, but if they ask for your credit card and you left it in the check-in machine, you're equally screwed, short of going out to pay in cash.

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