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by Ufsatp
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15944

Re: Tower Air

Ziyulu wrote:
I can't believe how so many are bashing Tower for poor service. Do AA, UA, and DL offer good service today?


For the most part, yes they do.

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by Ufsatp
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11702

Re: Delta luggage abuse

Seabear wrote:
Who packs a "priceless heirloom" in checked baggage? Oh, this specimen...


Someone who trusts an airline? If this was on United, someone would have written a song about it.

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by Ufsatp
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21226

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

GK mention before possibly placing an order of 750 aircraft mixed between MAX7 and MAX8 for the 700NG replacement. Now with everyone but WN bowing out of the MAX7 Maybe WN has leverage get a lower price point to place a big order to keep the Line alive. Flyguy 500 737-700s up for replacement. SW se...

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by Ufsatp
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 95
Views: 22826

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

I recall Boeing saying that they will try to make the 777-8/9 cabin a few inches wider by making the insulation thinner. Were they actually able to do that, or is it still the same 16" seats in 3-4-3 economy? What airline has 16” seats in a 777? Seat guru is showing 17” seats in a UA 10 ab 777...

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by Ufsatp
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 10773

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

It’s life threatening cold. The folks on the ramp can’t safely work these flights. There will be more valves that don’t operate, seals that won’t seal, lavs frozen, water lines frozen on the airplanes. Just saw all Amtrak trains to Chicago are canceled. Do you deem that excessive? Go over to Traino...

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by Ufsatp
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator
Replies: 33
Views: 4911

Re: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator

maint123 wrote:

The written rules for posting are already their for newcomers reading pleasure but I will give the unwritten ones to survive.
1. Be a Boeing fanboy.
2. Be anti airbus.


You and I must be reading a different forum.

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by Ufsatp
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 233
Views: 33452

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

Nothing but your anti Boeing bias says they weren't the active one, either. We know it was in the United MAX differences bulletin. And since according to you upthread..... :rotfl: I don't have a direct anti B bias. [/qoute] Now that is funny...Talking about having your head in the sand. Afaics you ...

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by Ufsatp
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 233
Views: 33452

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

It kind of proves that Boeing did tell the airlines about it. If the other airlines didn’t feel the need to pass it along to their pilots... Nothing says Boeing was the active part. It could as well have been a surprise find by that airlines tech savy contact. From there Boeing was then asked about...

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by Ufsatp
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 233
Views: 33452

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

If the MCAS was so darn critical, don't you think Boeing should have highlighted it as such? Not everything is critical to fly an aircraft; some things are (different speeds, different critical systems). MCAS appears to be one of them. Who’s to say they didn’t highlight it to the operators. Boeing,...

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by Ufsatp
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 233
Views: 33452

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

And obviously, Boeing did a great job communicating since everyone knew about it :roll: Again, I said and repeated ad nauseum that Boeing did not communicate that new feature to everybody; doesn't mean that no one was aware of it, means some were not aware of it. It has been said by at least 2 US p...

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by Ufsatp
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 233
Views: 33452

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

It doesn't matter. According to some on here, since UA pilots were trained, Boeing is all clear; despite what WN and AA (at least) pilots say... I never said that. What I said, since reading comprehension clearly is not a strong suit of yours, is that the MCAS addition wasn't silent, because UA kne...

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by Ufsatp
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 144
Views: 15615

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

https://leehamnews.com/2018/03/01/southwest-ceo-sees-60-fleet-becoming-737-7/ "Earlier this year, Southwest deferred delivery of 23 of 30 7 MAXs from the next two years until 2023-24. Kelly, responding to a question from LNC, said he expects that perhaps 60% of the fleet will eventually be the ...

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by Ufsatp
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38716

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

scbriml wrote:
This thread would be reading very differently if this was Lion in Indonesia. :scratchchin:


It also would be reading different if it was Allegiant in America. Airline reputation sometime comes into play on things like this. Nice try though.

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by Ufsatp
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 23499

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

THAT is VERY well explained. I always knew that a300-a340 had the same fuselage but didn't realize the model designation aspect. Thank you for this. And while we're at it, I'm also irritated by the talk of 747 "winning" in sales against A380. In the first ten years of its sales, Boeing 74...

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by Ufsatp
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13267

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

Not
That
Bad


While none of the US3 provide a fantastic product, AA’s is not that different than the other 2.

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by Ufsatp
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 737-9MAX on the Hawaii (OGG) - Mainland: Any Updates?
Replies: 28
Views: 4504

Re: UA 737-9MAX on the Hawaii (OGG) - Mainland: Any Updates?

[twoid][/twoid] Every seat on todays OGG-LAX flight was full. Thats a good sign That doesnt mean anything, Hawaii is and always has been a non-rev's dream. My office mate's wife is a UA employee and he can easily tell me how many non-revs are on a particular flight. That is a very heavy non-rev rout...

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by Ufsatp
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest increasing boarding fees
Replies: 27
Views: 3658

Re: Southwest increasing boarding fees

Redwood839 wrote:
This shouldn't even really be news. The fact t hat they offer 2 free checked bags is enough to offset whatever this additional cost is for early bird check in.


Only if you plan on checking bags.

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by Ufsatp
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 22552

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

The Singapore Girl Image is what sets the airline apart from others. I would rather be served and taken care of by beautiful looking and highly professional flight attendants that the Singapore Girl Imagery brings to mind, than a 60 year old grandma. When was the last time you heard an SQ flight at...

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by Ufsatp
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 12548

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

[ In any event, as someone who has a pretty severe allergy to something I could easily encounter out in the world (latex), [color=#FF40BF]it's not other people's responsibility to protect me from that allergy [/color]. I protect myself the best I can, and I do carry an Epi-Pen in case of a rare sit...

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by Ufsatp
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 43079

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

The point is that few airlines have a need for the capacity of the A380 on most of their routes. If you need the capacity, one A380 will move the same number of passengers for a lower cost than two 787-9 and you can live with a lower load factor on the A380 before going into red on each flight. I p...

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by Ufsatp
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 12200

Re: DELTA Shuns 777 Economy Class Crush. Hello KLM, AA, AF?

It is you who’s missing the bigger picture. Adding a couple of seats on 18 aircraft is not much when you compare it to 80+. It’s simple math my friend... Although I'm not a fan of UA's plan to go with 3-4-3 on our 777s when you put it this way I can understand how 20 additional seat per frame multi...

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by Ufsatp
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18436

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

747d10 wrote:
I think I boarded a DL L1011 with airstairs at OGG back in the late 80's.


I want to say I did the same on a UA DC10.

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by Ufsatp
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cans of beer on a US domestic flight.
Replies: 16
Views: 3026

Re: Cans of beer on a US domestic flight.

BC77008 wrote:
Ufsatp wrote:
COSPN wrote:
At $6 a can only the very rich can afford it


$6 is really not that expensive. "Very rich", nice hyperbole.



Grow up. It was a joke.


At best it was an immature joke, and not a good one at that. I am not the one that needs to “grow up”.

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by Ufsatp
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cans of beer on a US domestic flight.
Replies: 16
Views: 3026

Re: Cans of beer on a US domestic flight.

COSPN wrote:
At $6 a can only the very rich can afford it


$6 is really not that expensive. "Very rich", nice hyperbole.

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by Ufsatp
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?
Replies: 27
Views: 4074

Re: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Please translate post 11 into something understandable.

GF


All you need to know is it a rant by someone who has a jealously fueled dislike of the USA. Much like post 6.

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by Ufsatp
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2, as well as MAX 7 and A319neo
Replies: 49
Views: 10149

Re: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2

This feels like a déjà vu. Perhaps Boeing can discount the 737 MAX 7 at UA to prevent a CSeries order, like they did in 2017. United Airlines is "very seriously" looking at small mainline narrowbody aircraft, chief financial officer Andrew Levy tells FlightGlobal. The Chicago-based carrie...

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by Ufsatp
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US
Replies: 38
Views: 9892

Re: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/arti ... ssion=true
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BlueSky1976 wrote:
The source isn't legit. It's well-known Boeing-paid lobbyist Saj Ahmad.


It was taken from a Bloomberg article.

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/arti ... ssion=true

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by Ufsatp
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 164
Views: 37888

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

The 737-10 will have more cargo volume than the A321 when both have the same fuel capacity. If cargo is the driver, it can’t be ignored that more cargo fits in the 737-10 than an A321 with an aux fuel tank. :) I don’t think there is much point having an A vs B discussion here. All the points have b...

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by Ufsatp
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 167075

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

speedbird52 wrote:
keesje wrote:
The question is if airlines would be willing to order a new series of aircraft with engine technology dating back 30 years.

Isn't that literally what the 737 is except change 30 years to 50 years?


No, the engine technology on a NG is not 50 years old. It is of the same era as a 320CEO.

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by Ufsatp
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 85944

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

We've heard some FA perspectives. Now from the pilot's perspective, a very strong majority are happy to hear the A321 beat the 73MAX. In fact it's quite jubilant on pilot social media. It's just a better office in the bus compared to a 737. The cockpit of the 737 has hardly changed, the systems ove...

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by Ufsatp
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 91513

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

RalXWB wrote:
:whIt may shock some people but perhaps Delta is choosing the Airbus (321) product over the Boeing product because it is just better :white:


If Delta decides on the MAX, would you come back and say they did because the MAX is better?

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by Ufsatp
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 91313

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

Do you think the Boeing engineers are so incompetent that this design is that dangerous? Let's see... On their latest passenger airliner they installed the battery type that is forbidden to be transported on passenger airliners. You tell me. As did Airbus, but you seem to give them a pass. Biased m...

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by Ufsatp
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 21098

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

I think it’s quite interesting how much Us vs. Them is on display in this thread. How much bad blood is there between you all and your places of work? If I screwed up like this, I’d say ‘oops, I’m sorry’ and ask my staff to cover the shifts like normal. No one would freak out, or demand overtime. I...

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by Ufsatp
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 22700

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

In fact that is not correct. Boeing is very much in the running for an upcoming narrow body order. Delta will make their decision based on economics and performance only. It won’t be based on perceived “sour tastes”. It will be a business decision, not an emotional decision. Some could say that avo...

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by Ufsatp
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 737
Replies: 40
Views: 6371

Re: Southwest and the 737

Ok, we're not all aeronautical engineers but .... same wing and engines, the -700 is shorter and lighter than the -800, all else being equal, a lighter plane usually takes off in a shorter distance, climbs faster and has a longer range. Unless I'm missing something. You are not missing a thing - wh...

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by Ufsatp
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 16298

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

Is there any rhyme or reason why a post disappears now? In the past there was an email with some vague reason or if it was moved. I put up some historical yield and PRASM info and it is all gone. Should I just stick to make wild baseless claims? Those seem to stick around My guess would be that a m...

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by Ufsatp
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 186862

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

A320NEO and CS500 are two very different cases. In terms of backlog, fleet commonality, cargo AKH capability, payload range, engine choice. Hey Keesje, would be interested on your take on the Bombardier/Airbus narrowbody line up in 7-10years. That's the next question. Probably even a political one....

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by Ufsatp
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 36472

Re: Bastian: Confident DL will not pay C-Series tariff

jumbojet wrote:
EB also said this:

"Bombardier innovation, not pricing is what attracted us to the C series.


He really can’t say it was pricing if he wants the tariff overturned.

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by Ufsatp
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 5418

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

AirbusCanada wrote:
DarthLobster wrote:
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Also, Pratt and Honeywell are only “punished” if the Delta order is cancelled. Anything else is total bloated speculation on your part.


Who are you kdn, with a 300% duty and all this uncertainty, US market for the Cseries is essentially dead.


I thought it was 217% charge, not 300.

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by Ufsatp
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 30828

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

[threeid][/threeid]Why not just build a pre-security people mover (like they currently have) from a western entrance point that terminates where the current CTA "L" station is under the terminal? That way you could park on the western side or get dropped off, take the people mover (train,...

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