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by Luke1994
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Robot with a pilot licence
Replies: 9
Views: 1420

Re: Robot with a pilot licence

But will it fly all maneuvers to ACS standards? Buy the DPE a cup of coffee? Shine his shoes?

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by Luke1994
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 13055

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

Boneyards. No doubt Airbus will continue to make money on it short-mid term, but the A321 is not the "future" of the middle-market share in any form, absent their own clean-sheet. Nonsense. Airlines won’t be ditching their shiny new Airbii for an aircraft that’s still a good 5 years away ...

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by Luke1994
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 13055

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

A321 is "the future"? What does that even mean? Future of what? It means fuel efficient and cost efficient stretched NB aircraft are what airlines are going to want in the near future. 797 will be a great aircraft no doubt, but don’t think it’s going to blindside Airbus or the A320 family...

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by Luke1994
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 13055

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

That sure sounds like a lot of hypotheticals. If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we'd all have a merry Christmas. The second Boeing flinches and announces the 797, Airbus will announce an A322 or A321 NEO XXXXXLR with an all new wing. A321 is the future, and Airbus will be making money hand over ...

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by Luke1994
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 13055

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

On those shorter routes, the 797 sounds like it would be a payload monster. It's not always about range. And considering how packed FLL's Spirit operation tends to be, it seems they could stand to begin to introduce a marginally larger aircraft family, especially that whose efficiency is not handic...

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by Luke1994
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 13055

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

Could this mean orders for the 797? The MAX-10? I think we should dismiss the 797, as a small airline is unlikely to be thinking about a wide-body which doesn't exist. Right now the narrow-body USA airlines do not fly routes longer than 2500 nm (Alaska Air from Anchorage to KOA on Big Island of Haw...

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by Luke1994
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 13268

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

We lost a true hero today. He saved so many lives on 232 and it’s amazing so many survived given the circumstances the crew dealt with.

R.I.P. Captain.

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by Luke1994
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR
Replies: 44
Views: 9933

Re: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR

So essentially DL is shifting one of their LHR slots for winter from DTW (x2 to x1) to SLC (x0 to x1). Maybe capture some ski traffic plus Mountain West connections? It is probably worth a try. DTW-LHR seems to be one of those routes where the demand is a little too big for 1 daily, but not quite b...

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by Luke1994
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jewel Terminal at SIN
Replies: 51
Views: 7767

Re: New Jewel Terminal

It’s unique, no doubt, but it reminds me of Rainforest Cafe more than I’d like,

That fountain is beautiful though, wow.

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by Luke1994
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 101995

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Sad to hear about WOW. Landed ahead of one at DTW about a week and a half ago, and didn't think much of it. That's a big blow to travelers in the Detroit area, as WOW was the only low cost option to Europe and beyond.

Hopefully FI will announce DTW after the MAX issues are sorted out.

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by Luke1994
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 101995

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Interesting. If demand were strong enough, what are the chances LH sends the B748 or A380 to DTW?

If D5 can handle it, I wouldn't write it off. They've used the A346 and B744, and went double daily during auto show season, so what say you guys about it?

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by Luke1994
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 19429

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

Oh my. It looks like a whorehouse. Not that I would know what one looks like...

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by Luke1994
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL relaunch DTW-KIX with A350?
Replies: 12
Views: 1700

Re: Will DL relaunch DTW-KIX with A350?

I don’t see KIX coming back. It’s a tough market that’s failed from basically every city it’s been tried in so far.

HKG I can definitely see coming back. A350 should be the perfect plane for it, too.

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by Luke1994
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 101995

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Let's face it, NKs new VP's first add was most likely CLT, and its clear he wants nothing to do with DTW in his growth plans. When you get a new VP for Network and Capacity planning, they have plans, and his plans look like they're aimed at WN. How did you arrive at that conclusion? Spirit has a st...

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by Luke1994
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 101995

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Do you by chance have those numbers for 2018 and 2017? It would be interesting to view and compare the YoY growth by each hub.

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by Luke1994
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA
Replies: 81
Views: 16275

Re: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA

Here is the WX at the time of the accident: KFUL 032153Z 23006KT 10SM SCT022 BKN041 OVC050 15/11 A2988 RMK AO2 RAE2057 SLP118 P0000 T01500106 Translation please. Winds 230 at 6, 10 statue mile visibility, ceilings scattered 2,200; broken 4,100; overcast 5,000, temperature 15, dewpoint 11, altimeter...

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by Luke1994
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 descents to within 200ft of water on approach to HKG
Replies: 30
Views: 9667

Re: Air India 787 descents to within 200ft of water on approach to HKG

As pilots, we’re supposed to be calling out altitudes and cross checking them with the radio altimeter (if equipped) on any approach. Heck, jets like the 787 call it out for you. Did it not call it out? No minimums/decide callout? Being tired is no excuse for what happened, regardless if it’s a C17...

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by Luke1994
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 descents to within 200ft of water on approach to HKG
Replies: 30
Views: 9667

Re: Air India 787 descents to within 200ft of water on approach to HKG

:eek: :eek: Down to 200feet at 2.6nm :confused: No one in the cockpit is monitoring the approach?? Apparently 7R's ILS has been having ongoing issues with its glideslope. With a nighttime landing and the instruments and HUD indicating they were on glidepath after a long flight, it's not hard to ima...

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by Luke1994
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane crashes on Kennesaw State University Campus
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: Small plane crashes on Kennesaw State University Campus

Good to hear they survived.

Assuming they were above 500’ AGL, I’m surprised they didn’t pull CAPS.

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by Luke1994
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163745

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Jesus Christ on the cross, can you two just ignore each other already, or at least take it to PM? Nobody can say anything in this thread without it divulging into a pissing contest between you two, and occasionally three. Anyways, if it hasn’t already been mentioned, the A220 is making its Detroit d...

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by Luke1994
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR A340-300 ground collision at EZE
Replies: 10
Views: 4130

Re: AR A340-300 ground collision at EZE

Wow, talk about going out in style! :lol:

Should be a fairly easy repair, so that’s a good thing.

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by Luke1994
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163745

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Funny that you post MSA and ignore CSA, where Detroit has a 1,300,000+ edge on Minneapolis, and that’s excluding Windsor, which is right next door. So in reality, it’s closer to 5,700,000 v. 4,000,000 overall. At MSP’s current growth rate, it would take about 50 years to equal the Detroit area in po...

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by Luke1994
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163745

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

In reference to the top 10 destination airports data by the DOT, ATL is the first market to reach 800K with MCO following at 632K. See updated Wiki for more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Metropolitan_Airport#Top_destinations Does anyone have the data for DTWs top 10 O&D mar...

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by Luke1994
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163745

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

DL formally announcing 2x daily DTW-LHR indicates that pressure from WOW and natural growth in the market as the region recovers has compelled DL to operate LHR flows over DTW differently than it was in previous years when it owned the market. They certainly have the passenger volume to make 2x fli...

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by Luke1994
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163745

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

So as far as your wishlist IMHO: 1.) I can see DTW-HKG come back in the next couple years. The Detroit economy is stronger, and they won’t have to use the 77Loss on it, either, as the A350 can be used. 2.) KE operating a second DTW-ICN I can totally see. This one is the most likely of your wishes to...

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by Luke1994
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163745

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Let's hope Delta doesn't start DTW-DUB we don't want anything getting in the way of EI entering the Detroit market. That fact of the matter is that Detroit is way better positioned to field connections from the USA to Europe than Atlanta is there is a lot more backtracking going from ATL to Europe ...

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by Luke1994
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163745

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I think a problem with AA/BA launching KDTW is the lack of an Admirals Club at the North Terminal. There isn’t a OW Club in Detroit, so premium pax wouldn’t have anywhere to unwind or relax before after a flight across the Atlantic. I think once we hear that they’re building one, they’ll make an ann...

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by Luke1994
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 163745

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

So then I was right. Swap out DL tails for another SkyTeam member. Example...DTW-ICN can’t support 2 flights, so drop DL like a hot potato for KE. If DL would sacrifice FCO to AZ you’d be just as satisfied. :lol: \Who says Detroit can't support 10 weekly 7 on Delta and 3 weekly on KE we had a daily...

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