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by AirKevin
Sat Feb 04, 2023 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta (DL) Service out of KDAL (Love Field) -
Replies: 51
Views: 6364

Re: New Delta (DL) Service out of KDAL (Love Field) -

Because maybe this qualifies as “Headline News” and it’s thought that it would get lost within the thread? This has been something that has been going on since the WA went away. Headlines where? Dallas? Much more significant updates than this from other airlines are constantly rolled into their own...

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by AirKevin
Fri Feb 03, 2023 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG
Replies: 83
Views: 15764

Re: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG

Seeing the photos of the over-the-wing style jet bridges immediately made me think of a potential situation that could work. I don’t know how the clearances would pan out but could an upper deck A380 jetbridge be lowered to a L2 door on a 739/321? If it could, then maybe this is a pilot project to ...

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by AirKevin
Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily 777 on IAD to SAN
Replies: 59
Views: 9824

Re: United daily 777 on IAD to SAN

SANFan wrote:
This is also being discussed on the WAS, AS & SAN threads....

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I'm supposed to look at a thread about Alaska Airlines to find something out about United Airlines?

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by AirKevin
Thu Feb 02, 2023 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-100 JT9D-3A optimum cruise altitude?
Replies: 19
Views: 2527

Re: 747-100 JT9D-3A optimum cruise altitude?

Did the C-5 come "out of the box" at 840,000? I've also read that the C-5 has a different MTOW airborne versus on the ground, something that is really foreign for people like me who have spent a career in civil aviation. Is that true, and if so, what are the weights for C-5A and M please....

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by AirKevin
Wed Feb 01, 2023 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Final Flyaway
Replies: 69
Views: 9491

Re: 747 Final Flyaway

Some good videos of the take off and fly by are already up. Take off: https://youtu.be/sdlZvm6w79A Fly by: https://youtu.be/HibhYYLx83M Thanks for sharing these links. The sunset take off was perfect to reflect the sun setting on the production of the 747. Truly an iconic plane, which thankfully wi...

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by AirKevin
Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Final Flyaway
Replies: 69
Views: 9491

Re: 747 Final Flyaway

Joe Sutter engineered and had a prototype built in a little over two years along with the help of more engineers and the like. They basically did this without the use of computers. It was built from about 1968 until the last one was completed and flown away from Boeitng's Renton airport in late Jan...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jan 30, 2023 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS In Flight Shutdown Statistics
Replies: 48
Views: 3792

Re: ETOPS In Flight Shutdown Statistics

zeke wrote:
SteelChair wrote:
HMG (CSM/G) doesn't count as a primary power source when looking at the MEL.

What type are you referring to ?

most aircraft do not have a "HMG"

A previous post would seem to suggest he's referring to the 767.

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by AirKevin
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:08 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aviation video games
Replies: 20
Views: 2000

Re: Aviation video games

Lots of love for FSX and MSFS2020 but I've also played Airline Empires for ages, probably a decade at this point and still love that game. It's super in-depth and I feel like I honestly learned a lot about what it takes to manage an airline in terms of the complexity, and the game only scratches th...

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by AirKevin
Sun Jan 29, 2023 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Create your own startup airline
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: Create your own startup airline

zrs70 wrote:
I don’t think this topic has been raised before!

How about an airline based in San Antonio with A380’s going nonstop to Europe and Asia?

As long as you have a hub in Incheon.

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by AirKevin
Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wideroe pulls out of LHR
Replies: 13
Views: 3922

Re: Wideroe pulls out of LHR

In addition to all the domestic connections, BGO is the city many Hurtigruten voyages start and finish at which is why my clients booked the WF flights. It just doesn't add up to me that with airlines allegedly clamouring to get into LHR, here is one with a monopoly route pulling out and at that fo...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Now Investigating Carriers for Selling Tickets on Phantom Flights They Don't Plan to Operate
Replies: 93
Views: 14015

Re: US DOT Now Investigating Carriers for Selling Tickets on Phantom Flights They Don't Plan to Operate

I know lots of people talk on this forum about AS habitually selling an over-ambitious schedule months ahead, but it seems like its an all or most of the industry practice. AS got me last year. I had a flight on them (RSW-LAX) that I was looking forward to, as it was on the B739ER. Booked through Q...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident
Replies: 292
Views: 57490

Re: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident

How detrimental for the airplane is it to go without power for 1 minute while bridge power gets hooked up? God forbid people have to sit in the dark on the plane for 45 seconds. I suspect maybe it deletes stuff out of your FMC, resets a bunch of systems or whatever else... but does that matter at t...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at PWM?
Replies: 18
Views: 5148

Re: Incident at PWM?

RetiredNWA wrote:
a318 wrote:
Thoughts and prayers for all involved!


For what, exactly?

The airplane was stuck in the snow. You need a prayer and a thought for that?

The airplane that was stuck in the snow, of course.

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by AirKevin
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should JAL 123 have diverted to Nagoya instead of returning all the way back to Haneda?
Replies: 14
Views: 2972

Re: Should JAL 123 have diverted to Nagoya instead of returning all the way back to Haneda?

The plane was under zero control. Unlike UA232, the pilots made little or no effort to steer using engine power but in any case the vertical stabiliser was gone causing it to roll and pitch with a terrifying frequency. I would argue even if they’d found themselves crossing a runway threshold at 80 ...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:40 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: I got another airplane from GeminiJets and wheel fell out and used sesame seed as a replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: I got another airplane from GeminiJets and wheel fell out and used sesame seed as a replacement

Where did you buy the plane. I would have just exchanged it, but that's just me. Nah, GeminiJets planes have been known to break pretty often, though it could really be any model plane manufacturer, plus the shipping process might have been flawed in some way. But GJ seems to have a knack with this...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46818

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

First Officer On American JFK Runway Incursion Flight Had Added Task At Departure, Source Says https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2023/01/19/first-officer-on-american-jfk-runway-incursion-flight-had-added-task-at-departure-source-says/?sh=7aefffd867ac Something aluded to by Juan Browne... Thank y...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: I created an high density United Boeing 787-10 in Minecraft
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: I created an high density United Boeing 787-10 in Minecraft

0hAerqplane, the reason that this seating configuration would be illegal is that it would be impossible to get everyone evacuated from the plane under 90 seconds. Hence why the 787-10 cannot carry more than 440 pax. 440 people need to be off that thing in under 90 seconds in a dire emergency. Not j...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying before PPL training
Replies: 22
Views: 1013

Re: Studying before PPL training

I think most professional pilots will tell you to get the initial class 1 before you spend a lot of money on training. I thought class 3 was for ATC. Class 3 is for private pilot. All, I'm about to start private pilot training in about 2 months, and I've been exchanging emails with my flight school...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Self-Scanning" Boarding?
Replies: 22
Views: 1605

Re: "Self-Scanning" Boarding?

Sure, but if you have everyone on one itinerary using a mobile boarding pass, how would the boarding passes end up on somebody else's phone, and what do you then do for the people who don't have phones. You can always make a screenshot of a boarding card and send it over to another phone. The scann...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:52 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: I created an high density United Boeing 787-10 in Minecraft
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: I created an high density United Boeing 787-10 in Minecraft

So I created the seat map and it is a lot of seats. It is 35 United First seats, 84 United Economy Plus seats, and 370 United Economy seats. Total is 489 seats. You are aware that such a seating configuration is illegal, right? The type certificate data sheet indicates that the 787-10 can only carr...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46818

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

This is probably a stupid question, but isn’t there a big difference between 31L and 4L with respect to right after takeoff? I’m assuming the crew would have some sense of what their climb would look like and wouldn’t that be a clue about the runway, even if communication got garbled or misinterpre...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Unknown wing pin.
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Unknown wing pin.

Picture would help.

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JFK 22R/L Approach Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1995

Re: JFK 22R/L Approach Question

I still say, I can plan a better route into KJFK 22's more direct. You have so much space over Long Island Sound and Conn. to line the planes up away from KLGA, KEWR and KISP. Think about the extra 1/2 hour x 1000 planes x 365 days. The fuel saving along will be astronomical. Somew how, you can hit...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best livery on each aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 1744

Re: Best livery on each aircraft

Swed3120 wrote:
How exactly nobody has put the Air Greenland A330s (-200 or -800) on this list baffles me , the neo in particular is one of the most beautiful liveries I’ve ever seen

I've never seen it before.

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by AirKevin
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46818

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

Any comments from Juan Browne regarding this? Oddly he's already posted on the Yeti Air crash... Nothing on his channel but he very likely may not be authorized by employer to opine on company events still under investigation. I thought he worked for UAL? Negative, he works for American as far as I...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23
Replies: 218
Views: 46818

Re: Runway Incursion at JFK 1/13/23

The most interesting thing to me is that ATC let AA106 continue on to LHR. I guess since there was no real harm done, there's no reason not to let them go, but it still seems weird to not have a more immediate debrief. Do the controllers ever make that decision. I can't think of any runway incursio...

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by AirKevin
Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:39 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: I created an high density United Boeing 787-10 in Minecraft
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: I created an high density United Boeing 787-10 in Minecraft

So I created the seat map and it is a lot of seats. It is 35 United First seats, 84 United Economy Plus seats, and 370 United Economy seats. Total is 489 seats. You are aware that such a seating configuration is illegal, right? The type certificate data sheet indicates that the 787-10 can only carr...

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by AirKevin
Sun Jan 15, 2023 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam
Replies: 153
Views: 38588

Re: Delta A330 Lands 6 Feet Short Of The Runway At Amsterdam

dennypayne wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
Has any wide body ever visited LGA in New York?

IIRC DC-10’s were frequently scheduled and DL has run 767’s into LGA before.

I've seen American and Air Canada 767s there before.

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by AirKevin
Sun Jan 15, 2023 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is CUN not served from Asia?
Replies: 36
Views: 2168

Re: Why is CUN not served from Asia?

bfitzflyer wrote:
Perhaps Korean Airlines could establish a hub there. It is only an hour flight to the Alamo.

You forgot about United's ICN hub. Surely they could run that route.

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by AirKevin
Sun Jan 15, 2023 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners that COVID forced into retirement that you wanted to fly
Replies: 18
Views: 1312

Re: Airliners that COVID forced into retirement that you wanted to fly

KPTKRampy wrote:
I believe they were the only A330’s in the US at the time that had Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines.

Hawaiian Airlines also uses Rolls-Royce engines on theirs.

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by AirKevin
Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Self-Scanning" Boarding?
Replies: 22
Views: 1605

Re: "Self-Scanning" Boarding?

The problem is how do you handle that on a phone. Back in 2019, my friend and I were flying, and I was the one who booked the flights, so the itinerary and boarding passes were on my phone. I don't know how she would have had her boarding pass on her phone. Additionally, as far as a large family, I...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Self-Scanning" Boarding?
Replies: 22
Views: 1605

Re: "Self-Scanning" Boarding?

I've noticed many carriers in the U.S. have changed from gate agents taking boarding passes for scanning, to either handheld devices or "self-scanning." Some handhelds appear to "talk" to the main podium computer via WiFi, Bluetooth, or what have you...pretty nifty. It seems as ...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Engine Fire at SNA (Jan 10, 2023)
Replies: 14
Views: 5139

Re: DL Engine Fire at SNA (Jan 10, 2023)

The story is very confusing. Was it at the end of the runway powering up to begin its roll, or was it halfway down the runway as a passenger described? I suspect the former, but either way I'm happy to hear that that it turned into a non-major news story. The video in the link shows the speedbrakes...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 10, 2023 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates & ATL: Cold Feet at the Altar?
Replies: 20
Views: 2021

Re: Emirates & ATL: Cold Feet at the Altar?

Did EK ever actually express much interest in serving Atlanta? Yes the did A380 flights and DL was rude and purposely parked an A319 in the only A380 gate at the airport to make them have to remote unload the first flight. During the US big 3 vs the ME3 days. Lost a little respect for Delta over th...

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by AirKevin
Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Touring Cancun, part 2 of going to Cancun on United Airlines!
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: Touring Cancun, part 2 of going to Cancun on United Airlines!

Thanks for the trip report. One suggestion I have is that sometimes when showing pictures of the seat, your phone lock screen seems to be covering over it. Is it possible for you to remove the lock screen? Have a great day I'm wondering if that picture isn't actually his lock screen background. Bet...

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by AirKevin
Sun Jan 08, 2023 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 13721

Re: UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA

Contrary to popular belief, not every approach is aligned with the runway centerline. For as rare as Runway 13 landings are, I have made 3. The ILS is straight in, but the RNAV13 has an offset as it initially approaches the airport from the north flying down the Hudson. There is a last minute left ...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jan 06, 2023 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Courier parks van full of packages in front of AMS terminal building, flies off
Replies: 33
Views: 9229

Re: Courier parks van full of packages in front of AMS terminal building, flies off

Well son back when kids had to walk trough snowstorms and the rubber boots were made of wood, not everyone had one of these hellish contraptions called a smortphone. I think, don't know born in the 90s But if he was able to call the airport to have them call his wife, surely he would have been able...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jan 06, 2023 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident
Replies: 292
Views: 57490

Re: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident

Windmilling is a totally neutral event, has absolutely nothing to do with the engine producing any kind of power, nor capable of doing so. And any ramper that cannot decern a windmilling engine and one that is on needs one of two things, termination or retraining. Plus, windmilling happens in the m...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jan 06, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Courier parks van full of packages in front of AMS terminal building, flies off
Replies: 33
Views: 9229

Re: Courier parks van full of packages in front of AMS terminal building, flies off

In the late 90's, I was travelling with a group from our local chamber of commerce to Washington to meet with legislators. One of our group was a member of the local airport commission. He realized once we got to CLT to change planes he had not only left his car in front of the terminal, he left it...

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by AirKevin
Fri Jan 06, 2023 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Courier parks van full of packages in front of AMS terminal building, flies off
Replies: 33
Views: 9229

Re: Courier parks van full of packages in front of AMS terminal building, flies off

In the late 90's, I was travelling with a group from our local chamber of commerce to Washington to meet with legislators. One of our group was a member of the local airport commission. He realized once we got to CLT to change planes he had not only left his car in front of the terminal, he left it...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jan 05, 2023 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident
Replies: 292
Views: 57490

Re: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident

You wait, you watch until the engine is, at the bare minimum, turning slowly enough you can count each fan blade...but that is still complacency and unsafe as you should wait for a complete full stop of the fan disk. Sure, but if it's windy enough that the engine keeps windmilling, the fan would ne...

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by AirKevin
Thu Jan 05, 2023 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran´s 4 "new" A343 found at Tehran's Mehrabad
Replies: 33
Views: 13759

Re: Iran´s 4 "new" A343 found at Tehran's Mehrabad

I believe the A340 has cross qualification with the A330, and perhaps minimal requirements for cross qualification with other airbus birds like the A350 and even A32X series. It probably wasn't that tough to find them. Not to mention, when entering a new country, customs and immigration doesn't typ...

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by AirKevin
Wed Jan 04, 2023 4:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any El Al employees on this board? Have a question
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

Re: Any El Al employees on this board? Have a question

If I am reading correctly, there are 5 passengers, all over 2 years of age. You want to buy 4 seats for the 5. Right? The answer is "no." I think the question is regarding purchasing seat selection rather than just seats. I doubt you would get past security without a boarding pass, so onl...

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by AirKevin
Mon Jan 02, 2023 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 short hauler
Replies: 16
Views: 2102

Re: A380 short hauler

The problem is you couldn't get the frequencies with 1 A380 as you would with 3 737s. The turnaround time would be much longer since you would have to get a lot more people off and on the A380.

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by AirKevin
Wed Dec 28, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: I got a United 787-9 plane model from GeminiJets for Christmas!
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: I got a United 787-9 plane model from GeminiJets for Christmas!

It's also in a different livery. Who'd have thunk that United had many 787-9s in their fleet.

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by AirKevin
Wed Dec 28, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights
Replies: 41
Views: 2684

Re: What would happen if UA were to deploy the Boeing 737 for European flights

What would happen if UA deployed their 737s for European flights to LHR, MAN, MAD, and AMS from EWR. UA would lose money and capacity. A question for you OP, why would UA waste valuable LHR and AMS slots on a 737 MAX without an international business class when they already make bank on a 767 and 7...

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by AirKevin
Tue Dec 27, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Holiday 2022 Weather Impacts
Replies: 185
Views: 26165

Re: Winter Holiday 2022 Weather Impacts

Want to get somewhere during the holidays—drive. It’s the only way to have control over the schedule barring weather. I’ve done Arizona, Florida and Mississippi to home near NYC, all by car as I knew exactly what was going to happen. Have you ever tried to drive to Narita or Heathrow from New York.

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by AirKevin
Tue Dec 27, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Holiday 2022 Weather Impacts
Replies: 185
Views: 26165

Re: Winter Holiday 2022 Weather Impacts

Rental car companies are the winners here..... Already heard multiple friends deciding to take 15+ hour drives given they won't be rebooked until the weekend. There are no seats to rebook these hundreds of thousands of people. Why do they need rented cars.....why not just use their own? If they are...

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