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by MR27122
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilot saw someone with a jetpack on approach into LAX
Replies: 51
Views: 8466

Re: American Airlines pilot saw someone with a jetpack on approach into LAX

Of all the places on Earth to have some "fun" w/ your personal jetpack, the approach to LAX seems like---potentially---the least fun!

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by MR27122
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13974

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

It's very curious 'cause Microsoft-Apple-(even the IRS) all possess the most proactive fraud departments/divisions situated in this part of World. You'd suspect they'd be hyper vigilant re "fake/fraud" when it comes to commercial aviation!

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by MR27122
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20311

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

Force majeure? Last Global pandemic = 1918 Spanish Flu....not many airlines around circa 1918. C19 possibly precedent setting, 'cause it's gonna happen again. Problem is interdependence---A&B need airlines & vice-versa, so this ain't go to a court, it will be settled to the satisfaction (in ...

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by MR27122
Tue May 12, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drastic Times Drastic Measures---CAB 2020? Or.....
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Drastic Times Drastic Measures---CAB 2020? Or.....

I can’t see any politician being in favor of this, especially before an election. Their opponents would have a field day. Plus I doubt eliminating airlines’ ability to compete and raising airfares in a time of depressed demand will do much to save any airlines. More like prolong the inevitable. I a...

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by MR27122
Tue May 12, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drastic Times Drastic Measures---CAB 2020? Or.....
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Drastic Times Drastic Measures---CAB 2020? Or.....

The airline industry has been profoundly devastated by C19. A lot of hypotheticals & questions....without significant "knowing". So, the purpose of starting this thread is for discussing the hypotheticals for what might occur, based upon YOUR personal belief of "how bad it is/how ...

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by MR27122
Tue May 05, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7457

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

NWAESC wrote:
hiflyeras wrote:
I think WN would dispute that last sentence ...


Depends on which end of I-5 you live on...


+1...bravo!!!

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by MR27122
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines in this crisis
Replies: 82
Views: 21766

Re: Spirit Airlines (SAVE) is worth a look during market crisis, despite risks

I am going to go against the grain here. From looking at beaches in Florida, it looks like Spirit customers will be the most eager to travel :duck: Only one beach is open. I inferred it differently. Not so much Florida Beaches as targeted Sprit Customer. Besides..wouldn't Spirt Customers be pre-con...

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by MR27122
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2540

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

........but what corporations went down THAT path after an aviation downturn + investing in an e-commerce advancement? I'm struggling to cite a single one, can you? I wasn't trying to cite specific historical precedent so much as prognosticate about potential outcomes. The issue there though, is th...

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by MR27122
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2540

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

....what little difference there is between those two, isn't stark at all. The difference is how quickly confidence will be restored in being able to safely travel on an airliner, which will be based on confidence to safely carry on with life as we knew it. Here's the thing though: how can that (sp...

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by MR27122
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2540

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

The difference is 9/11 directly involved airliners. The Coronavirus doesn’t. Not really. ⋅ Airliners just happened to be the vector chosen for a second terrorist attack on the WTC and other targets: thus they were avoided ⋅ Airliners also happen to be about the worst place anyon...

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by MR27122
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, DL or UA Bankruptcy and "Credits"
Replies: 7
Views: 2668

Re: AA, DL or UA Bankruptcy and "Credits"

That is really your concern at this time? Lol. If they go bankrupt you will probably lose your precious credit. I was just asking a question...and IMO it is a big deal. The airlines are giving passengers who cancel flights credits, not refunds...the airlines could wipe out millions of dollars of fu...

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by MR27122
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64306

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Rest assured :lol:

“I don’t think we’re ever going to lose money again,” Parker said. “We have an industry that’s going to be profitable in good and bad times.” -Doug Parker USA Today 9/28/17

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by MR27122
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 12956

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

Business travelers. They love the first and last flights of the day to maximize productivity. Jan-Jun I fly B6 x-country from BOS regularly & fortunately my INC pays for Mint. I deliberately re-book onto the LAX/SEA/SFO - JFK flight & connect to BOS ( # of flt segments count towards Mosaic-...

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by MR27122
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296624

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

The US never formally admitted fault, as in "What we did was wrong." The official position is only that the US regrets what happens, but believes its actions were reasonable under the circumstance. I'm not trying to defend this position, only to clarify what argument was given for it. The...

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by MR27122
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296624

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Iran simply kept the airport open & the airlines could decide to fly or not to fly....that seems reckless to me on the part of the airlines. On the part of the airlines?? True, there are times when airlines make mistakes, and many of them were actively avoiding the region. No matter how much yo...

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by MR27122
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296624

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

For purposes of clarity.... The USA never accepted legal blame or apologized to Iran re: Flt 655. The Vincennes "strong" crew shot down an Iranian pax A300 over Iranian International Waters in broad daylight. Furthermore the target the Vincennes "strong" crew believed the A300 t...

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by MR27122
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296624

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

As pointed out by others, commercial satellites are launched to make money. Missile launch detection, and especially in a specific country is a military mission, not a commercially viable mission for a civilian satellite. And if you don’t think Russia spies on, or monitors its “allies” I suggest yo...

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by MR27122
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296624

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Seeing as the US and Canada both have intelligence pointing to a missile, I'd imagine Russia and China potentially have similar information. Iran would have little choice but to acknowledge the accidental downing of the plane if one of Russia or China release intelligence indicating missile use. An...

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by MR27122
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27384

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

I have to ask also.........why is that scary? Think folks. It's the same exact flight that he flew on a few months ago. And that flight just ended in a crash.. Thats right, think . A crash needs a chain of several factors and events to happen, having flown on a plane that crashes some time later ha...

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by MR27122
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (757/767) & Pan Am Merger?
Replies: 23
Views: 3358

Re: National Airlines (757/767) & Pan Am Merger?

The 3-crew cockpit Union dictate @ the time explains a lot re the 757/6 & NAL...& PA! How did EA convince it's Pilots? Remember EA had a huge DC-9 fleet (a two man plane) that they had been operating since the mid 60s. So adding the 757 was not as big of a deal in terms of pilot count. Cont...

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by MR27122
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (757/767) & Pan Am Merger?
Replies: 23
Views: 3358

Re: National Airlines (757/767) & Pan Am Merger?

National was possibly looking at MD-80s, there is an artists concept somewhere, but not 757s or 767s that I've ever heard of, and their finances were not the best at the time either. Pan Am should never of chased National into a bidding war with Lorenzo anyways... at the original price is was barel...

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by MR27122
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (757/767) & Pan Am Merger?
Replies: 23
Views: 3358

Re: National Airlines (757/767) & Pan Am Merger?

The Pan Am take over National was a reaction to the Airline Deregulation Act. Pan Am was trying to pick up the domestic route structure that they lacked at the time. However, the integration did not so smoothly: National's route network was relatively thin, running up and down the East Coast of the...

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by MR27122
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (757/767) & Pan Am Merger?
Replies: 23
Views: 3358

National Airlines (757/767) & Pan Am Merger?

Hi All.... I have a quick question re: National Airlines rev 1.0. Just to confirm what appears to be the reality of the timeline: -= NAL never ordered the 757/6..."Yes/True". -= The unsolicited Pan Am takeover "bid" was tendered on 8/23/78 . NAL was @ the time fighting the "...

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by MR27122
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13616

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

What other purpose does a company have than to please the shareholders? I think that's an incredibly profound question that democracies should be debating in depth. Agreed. Culture also "plays a part". Consider those fortunate enough to have Bernie Madoff allow them to invest in his fund....

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by MR27122
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airlines Boeing 737 ELR?
Replies: 18
Views: 3996

Re: Canadian Airlines Boeing 737 ELR?

I flew on Canadian in Fall of '96 from LA-Vancouver-Calgary-Winnipeg & back. It was a 732 & the first/business class had seats that reclined w/ a footrest that extended outta the seat itself (i.e. it wasn't a seat I'd ever seen on a narrow-body). They also had a cart for the meal service.......

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by MR27122
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain "Sully" Sullenberger's Letter To NY Times Magazine Editors
Replies: 21
Views: 7275

Re: Captain "Sully" Sullenberger's Letter To NY Times Magazine Editors

A very calm, cool, and collected rebuttal of the " pilots-are-to-blame-for-both-MAX-crashes " propaganda coming from those who would excuse the lack of training from Boeing What about those of us who question Boeing's assumptions about the pilot's reactions and the lack of training from B...

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by MR27122
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did accidents affect 757 sales?
Replies: 54
Views: 15664

Re: Did accidents affect 757 sales?

7 6 7 had approx 9yrs of zero fatalities -=" The 767 entered service with United Airlines on September 8, 1982 " -=" 26 May 1991; Lauda Air 767-300ER " Excluding " 23 November 1996; Ethiopian Airlines 767-200ER " AND " 31 October 1999; EgyptAir 767-300ER " ......

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by MR27122
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did accidents affect 757 sales?
Replies: 54
Views: 15664

Re: Did accidents affect 757 sales?

Classic confusion of correlation vs. causality. R.C. Longworth, Tribune Staff Writer CHICAGO TRIBUNE The best safety record of any plane in aviation history has ended in the Andes of Colombia. The crash Wednesday of American Airlines Flight 965 en route from Miami to Cali, Colombia, was the first f...

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by MR27122
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and flight 261's aftermath
Replies: 27
Views: 8343

Re: AS and flight 261's aftermath

Oh, it's time for this thread again. That tv episode must be very evocative. This disaster was a maintenance disaster, made possible by extended maintenance intervals that were approved by the FAA. Many of us were shaken by the crash; it involved some very well known Alaskans, and its a small state...

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by MR27122
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and flight 261's aftermath
Replies: 27
Views: 8343

Re: AS and flight 261's aftermath

From NTSB Final Report <narrative> About 1337 , the accident airplanedeparted PVR as flight 261. 23,400 feet at 331 knots indicated airspeed (KIAS), the CVR recorded the horizontal stabilizer move from 0.25° to 0.4° airplane nose down.10 This was the last horizontal stabilizer movement recorded unti...

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by MR27122
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and flight 261's aftermath
Replies: 27
Views: 8343

Re: AS and flight 261's aftermath

Yet new airplanes (MD-90), a new brand-identity, & re-positioning themselves slightly up-market proved to be a success. ValuJet ordered MD-95s, not MD-90s. ya..I tried to edit that & duplicated my post & couldn't un-duplicate & it was a cluster....so, what's a 0 v. a 5 amongst avgee...

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by MR27122
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and flight 261's aftermath
Replies: 27
Views: 8343

Re: AS and flight 261's aftermath

Um ok. What is the question? What is your point? Or better yet why do you feel Alaska's crash is different than any other air accident in modern aviation history? Did United change their name? Did American? Comparing Alaska to ValuJet is really silly. No one should really have to point this out. Re...

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by MR27122
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six El Al aircraft in Kiev - why?
Replies: 12
Views: 6627

Re: Six El Al aircraft in Kiev - why?

I recall significance of Uman as the location that founder of a hasidic suggested would be where he wanted to be buried....& then he made a proclamation re: those who came to his grave & total absolution. This is off-top-of-head so my "facts" might not be "facts". I think...

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by MR27122
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 6000

Re: VFR

VFR means the pilot is responsible to look outside and separate his aircraft from other traffic and the terrain. When flying IFR he needs a different license and a specific equipment on board he is assisted by permanent air traffic control surveillance. (but finally he is still responsible). VFR ca...

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by MR27122
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17931

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

on a sidenote, Pan Am's "globe logo" lives on with United, introduced by Continental in 1991 the very year Pan Am folded. Can't be a coincidence. No. Continental’s globe...introduced in 1991...PRIOR to Pan Am’s shutdown...has NOTHING to do with the Pan Am globe. The Pan Am globe, sadly, i...

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by MR27122
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 27916

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

Remind me how many F seats are available on B6’s non-Mint aircraft? Zero. Yet, you didn't know that already? <sarcasm> :smile: Our corp-contract is w/ B6 outta BOS. LAX/SFO/LAS/SEA/SAN we all fly Mint. I don't drink alcohol, thus that "change" is meaningless...@ least to me. The loss of f...

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by MR27122
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 27916

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

I’m struggling with how the hard product on the E75 is worse than a B6 Airbus? PTVs I guess? PTV's, free wifi, much larger cabins, more 'even space options' vs. DL's 'economy comfort.' B6 has 42 even more space seats on the A320 vs. DL's 12 Economy comfort on the E175. On the premium routes (B6 MIN...

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by MR27122
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?
Replies: 35
Views: 6943

Re: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?

[/quote]...But in November 2001 plane crashes (though be they intentional attacks) had become part of the nightly news cycle. In a way, I think 587 almost brought on a sigh of relief, that at least THIS one wasn't terrorism. At the time you couldn't go a day without seeing video of one of those plan...

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by MR27122
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?
Replies: 35
Views: 6943

Re: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?

i'm not sure the general public singled out AA in the 9/11 events and so don't think there would have been a specific passenger avoidance of them which may have helped. +1. 9/11 was, & remains, "commercial airliners" being weaponized for purposes of----what were very successful ---tar...

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by MR27122
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17768

Re: Tower Air

Unfortunately, you lack the historical depth to know that the early 1970s (1970-1972) “Pan Am Terminal 2” was NOT in the central terminal area but was attached to Pan Am’s hangar complex. The circa 1970-1972 “Pan Am Terminal 2” was, in fact , the building which became the Tower Air Terminal. A litt...

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by MR27122
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17768

Re: Tower Air

It wasn't, my bad. Composed quickly.... inconspicuous . It was a "just" a building @ JFK w/ a "Tower Air" referenced on like a single road sign & was prior to the central airport & airline terminals. On the LAX end I figured we'd be bused out to a remote stand....we were...

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by MR27122
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17768

Re: Tower Air

I flew Tower in late 90's LAX-JFK. I recall paying a price equal to other's on the route "economy" fare for Tower "First Class". If my recall is correct, they flew ought of the LAX International Terminal. Uneventful & unexceptional. The seat's were large "relic"-er...

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by MR27122
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17768

Re: Tower Air

I flew Tower in late 90's LAX-JFK. I recall paying a price equal to other's on the route "economy" fare for Tower "First Class". If my recall is correct, they flew ought of the LAX International Terminal. Uneventful & unexceptional. The seat's were large "relic"-era...

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by MR27122
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.
Replies: 71
Views: 12601

Re: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.

Huh... DL, today, opperates 217 of the 737NG family and 206 of the A320CEO family. DL has 140 more A321s on order (hundred Pratt NEO). No more 737 on order. A mere twenty A220 flying with 75 more on order. I agree with wjcandee, it costs little to add a sub-fleet as long as it is a significant sub-...

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by MR27122
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 65
Views: 15043

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

70's, 80's, 90's, 00's, 10's....no matter the decade, the point of terminus for JFK was always & shall apparently alway be, the fricken' BELT PARKWAY!!!

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by MR27122
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 64
Views: 10610

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

Interesting Denver aviation fact: Southwest began service at Denver Stapleton in mid-1980s then withdrew (unsure how long Southwest stayed there) It wasn’t long. If I recall, for a long time, wasn’t that the only station Southwest had ever closed? (Long before they acquired AirTran and closed a bun...

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by MR27122
Fri May 31, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 6141

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

I think a separate thread makes sense since the 2nd quarter MAX grounded... thread has 41 pages of 4-5 guys regurgitating the same stuff over and over again. Boeing screwed up, and badly so, but I'm actually looking forward to MAX flying again and I wouldn't mind reading about something positive, l...

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by MR27122
Thu May 30, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 6141

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

I think a separate thread makes sense since the 2nd quarter MAX grounded... thread has 41 pages of 4-5 guys regurgitating the same stuff over and over again. Boeing screwed up, and badly so, but I'm actually looking forward to MAX flying again and I wouldn't mind reading about something positive, l...

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by MR27122
Thu May 30, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 6141

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

There isn't a snowflake let alone a snowball in hell chance of ever seeing a 737-300 flying for Southwest again. Not a single pilot at WN can even fly them anymore and the time it would take a train an even relatively small group would probably take longer than the remainder of the grounding. Not t...

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by MR27122
Thu May 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 6141

737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

The latest I've read is very conflicting...Bloomberg reports Boeing has shared it's confidence that the MAX will be back in the skies by July...whereas CNN doesn't report a specific time-frame, but suggests it's gonna be a lot more arduous 'cause FAA approval won't equate to Global re-cert ( UA just...

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