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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: 119
Views: 21380

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: 119
Views: 21380

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: 642

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: 20925

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: 20925

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: 20925

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: 20925

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: 20925

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: 20925

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: 20925

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: 3275

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: 37
Views: 10773

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: 3487

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: 25
Views: 2571

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: 1423

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: 13080

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: 2226

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: 2129

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: 2129

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: 2129

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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by AirKevin
Sun May 23, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"
Replies: 61
Views: 13080

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
Fri May 21, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"
Replies: 61
Views: 13080

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

Anyways, it's not like the passengers could do anything with this kind of information. "Excuse me, flight attendant? I'm a little uncomfortable about the pilot saying he almost landed on the wrong runway. Is there another plane I can transfer to for the actual landing?" So just because th...

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by AirKevin
Thu May 20, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) warned by FAA over "potential lack of airmanship"
Replies: 61
Views: 13080

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

I wouldn’t say this is special to Envoy. Flying a OO flight from DEN-ELP, the pilots lined up to land on the smaller/shorter 26R runway, and came quite close to doing so before tower told them they weren’t landing on the proper runway. I pulled the recording from LiveATC just to be sure. Pilots als...

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by AirKevin
Thu May 13, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/IAD
Replies: 39
Views: 7861

Re: Air Senegal to begin DSS-JFK/IAD

nicode wrote:
Shouldn't be possible to do JFK-DCA instead of IAD, as this is a "domestic" flight ?

With an A330?

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by AirKevin
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft mood lighting colors other than blue
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: Aircraft mood lighting colors other than blue

Pretty sure I saw red at one point on a United 737-800.

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by AirKevin
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 145
Views: 24263

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Can't believe in a developed country, people still get excited over a screen. I wouldn't choose a cafe, restaurant, or doctors clinic simply because they have more TV monitors flashing stuff around. The many times I even flew long haul, on premium airlines like SQ, QF, EK etc, I didn't even touch t...

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by AirKevin
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?
Replies: 31
Views: 2972

Re: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?

I always thought it was about connection traffic. For example, both AA and UA fly from Milwaukee to Chicago. Certainly under 100 miles. If you live in Milwaukee and are visiting your mom in Chicago is it worth it? Driving to the airport, parking, shuttle to airport, line up for security, waiting, b...

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by AirKevin
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to find tail number from old flight?
Replies: 114
Views: 12204

Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

Thanks for offering to help! The flights I know for sure are: LH427 PHL-FRA A343 March 15 2013 LH310 FRA-FLR E190/5 March 16 2013 LH311 FLR-FRA E190/5 March 24 2013 LH426 FRA-PHL A343 March 24 2013 US532 PHX-SJD A321 March 15 2014 US533 SJD-PHX A321 March 23 2014 Still trying to figure out some iti...

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by AirKevin
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 145
Views: 24263

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Can't believe in a developed country, people still get excited over a screen. I wouldn't choose a cafe, restaurant, or doctors clinic simply because they have more TV monitors flashing stuff around. The many times I even flew long haul, on premium airlines like SQ, QF, EK etc, I didn't even touch t...

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by AirKevin
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 4763

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

Last flight I flew was from Orlando to San Diego via Denver for a convention in the end of September of 2019. The return trip was via Houston in first class. I would have flown for another convention in Amsterdam in May of 2020, but the convention itself was cancelled, and later on, the Amsterdam fl...

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by AirKevin
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 96
Views: 12986

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

And that is probably the most relevant reason - fire/smoke protection must be massive. Even the 747-400 didn't made it to a combi version because of that. Yes it did, KLM being the most notable 744 Combi operator. In addition to new regulatory requirements, combis just fell out of favor with airlin...

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by AirKevin
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2003 SQ tail strike at AKL?
Replies: 6
Views: 2220

Re: 2003 SQ tail strike at AKL?

So check out the caption in this pic: it seems to be a virtual copy of (or more accurately, a predecessor to) the EK A345 incident at MEL, where there was an approx 100tonne miscalculation followed by a dramatic tailstrike: 347556 I'd never even heard of this one? Apparently, there was an indirect ...

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by AirKevin
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. airports with the most widebody parking positions?
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: U.S. airports with the most widebody parking positions?

Sdmccray1984 wrote:
dual isle widebody aircraft (767 or larger)?

Dual-aisle widebody? Is there a single-aisle widebody or a dual-aisle narrowbody that I'm not aware of?

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by AirKevin
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to DL1398 (MCO-BOS) today?
Replies: 3
Views: 2074

Re: What happened to DL1398 (MCO-BOS) today?

This aircraft N334NW arrived into MCO from LGA 30 mins early, but was 3.5 hours late operating the return MCO-BOS flight. There’s no weather or anything. I know DL had some scheduling issues yesterday, but given this was a morning flight out of LGA wouldn't the same crew have done LGA-MCO-BOS? Ther...

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by AirKevin
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta 757 Wing And Stabilizer Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: Delta 757 Wing And Stabilizer Paint

HAWK21M wrote:
Coroguard would add an extra weight penalty , hence with more durable paint available, less weight is always welcome.

Didn't know it added extra weight, but if it saves weight, that would make sense. Thanks.

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by AirKevin
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18743

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

In the documentary in question, the boarding was almost completed when a flight attendant called up the flight deck to let them know that a family of four was still missing, at which point the Captain really let her have it. Is this substantiated in the CVR transcripts or reports? Or is it just dra...

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by AirKevin
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18743

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

I wonder if anyone survived the KLM flight? It looks like the plane only broke apart in two pieces and I am sure there could been a few survivors after impact but didn't had time to evacuate.? Nobody on board the KLM flight survived. After the impact, the fuel on board ignited. Robina was, I believ...

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by AirKevin
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18743

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

I wonder if anyone survived the KLM flight? It looks like the plane only broke apart in two pieces and I am sure there could been a few survivors after impact but didn't had time to evacuate.? Nobody on board the KLM flight survived. After the impact, the fuel on board ignited. I've seen the show '...

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by AirKevin
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?
Replies: 13
Views: 1642

Re: Jetblue 106 to Ponce missed approach today?

phugoid1982 wrote:
Would you ever do this to burn a little more fuel if you're over MLW rather than dump fuel?

Don't forget that not all planes have fuel dumping capability. None of JetBlue's planes can dump fuel.

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by AirKevin
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18743

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

I've seen the show 'Crash of the Century' and I can see why Van Zanten has this reputation as the acting made him out to be an arrogant, short-fused person who wasn't happy with the diversion situation and was desperate to get going again before duty time limits prevented them from returning to AMS...

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by AirKevin
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Hope Left for a 747-400 Flight Deck Access?
Replies: 16
Views: 1712

Re: Any Hope Left for a 747-400 Flight Deck Access?

MischaLiu wrote:
If you want to try CA's 747, I can 100% tell you that it is impossible to enter the cockpit during the flight time

I think these days, this would be the case with most airlines.

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by AirKevin
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER Relevance
Replies: 51
Views: 15003

Re: 777-300ER Relevance

If you have a mission which requires only 3 to 4000 NM range is there a way to reduce weight on a 777-200 ER or 777-300. Are there excess in-built fuel tanks which can be temporarily removed and replaced when the plane is returned to Lessor or sold? Basically to close the efficiency gap to modern p...

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by AirKevin
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions
Replies: 24
Views: 2616

Re: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions

Even if the 767-400ER still had any useful life left if United and Delta decide to retire them early, you'd have to take into consideration the certification costs of such a conversion, and I would be very surprised if one could justify the cost of converting a potential 37 frames. I didn't know th...

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by AirKevin
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions
Replies: 24
Views: 2616

Re: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions

Thanks for all the replies. Following on from what people have written about the 757-300, I think that the 767-400s will disappear whilst the 200s and 300s will continue, unless they are converted to freighters. Whether any 767-400s and 757-300s might get converted to freighters is yet to be seen. ...

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by AirKevin
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions
Replies: 24
Views: 2616

Re: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions

Same story will probably apply to the 757 family. Although the -200 is going to be retired fast, I don't think the 757-300 is going to outlast the -200, if nothing else because the freighters still have long careers ahead of them. Is there something with the 757-300 that doesn’t make it a good frei...

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by AirKevin
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Boeing really need to create a new narrowbody?
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Does Boeing really need to create a new narrowbody?

Stuff like the crash-worthiness of the floors which would need to be strengthened, or the outwards opening doors from which cabin attendants regularly fall out would need to be fixed to modern standards. Now you have me curious. How do you design a door that a flight attendant can't fall out of. Th...

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by AirKevin
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Boeing really need to create a new narrowbody?
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Does Boeing really need to create a new narrowbody?

VSMUT wrote:
Stuff like the crash-worthiness of the floors which would need to be strengthened, or the outwards opening doors from which cabin attendants regularly fall out would need to be fixed to modern standards.

Now you have me curious. How do you design a door that a flight attendant can't fall out of.

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