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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 830
Views: 119729

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If I were Boeing I’d ask Airbus to jump in and help solve the problem. The’ve got experience with FBW and software based flying models. And If I were Airbus I’d jump in immediately. It’s in interest of both for so many reasons. They should work closely and secretly and make the 737Max fly again asa...

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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 121
Views: 12108

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/business/boeing-737-charge.html Boeing said on Thursday that it would take a $5.6 billion charge in the quarter as it reels from the prolonged grounding of its 737 Max. That figure represents Boeing’s current estimate of how much it will have to pay airlines that ...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 85
Views: 22521

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

FG ( https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a321neo-operators-alerted-over-excessive-pitch-ano-459718/ ) says: Airbus has introduced a temporary revision to A321neo flight manuals intended to prevent the possibility of the aircraft reaching excessive pitch attitudes . The European Union Aviatio...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 159
Views: 19157

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Hard for me to find much sympathy with this guy. Find better friends or plan better. 1 week out and he didnt know the start time of the ceremony? He should ask his friend for compensation.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14655

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

Never flown into LAX. But will probably be making it a regular stop soon due to work. But I would imagine there are times of the day it is a total disaster due to a rush of departures or arrivals. I have flown into\out of ORD, ATL, JFK, DFW, DEN, PHX, CDG and have had good experiences. But about a m...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20776

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

ricport wrote:
If this got legions of pax with screaming, out-of-control kids to fly on their airline instead of other carriers, I'd wish them all the luck and success in the world.


Think of it this way. Those screaming kids are not on the US3 ;)

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20776

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

I see their point in trying to create a vertical integrationfor their product. But like many other companies that attempt similar expansion. They will find the underlying costs too great to keep flying. Especially when the next recession hits.

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9578

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

I understand the scepticism, but I think some posters need to remind themselves that this is new, evolving technology. It isn't likely to be optimal first time around and there will be issues. The 900kwh battery pack for that plane would weigh about 5 tonnes on a 6.3tonne MTOW aircraft, and it does...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Seems Boeing's suggestion that it can be fixed via software is yet another opportunity for Boeing to disappoint should it not be fixable via software. If it is not fixable by software and a new chip with a new architecture is needed then this already enormous tragedy will go off the scales, and we'...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

At what point does it make sense to drop MCAS all together and just have a MAX type rating for pilots? Has to be cheaper for all involved than dragging this out for months or years.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Or this is trying to involve politics into purely technical matter. Is that glass half-empty or half-full? Boeing did very little to convince me, Kalvado Q. Public, that MCAS was a strictly isolated problem. You will have to expand on what other safety issues you have uncovered? Because the FAA and...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I wouldn't call this politics. There are flaws in trim system exposed by the situation; there is no assurance that no other glitches related to upgrade will pop up. Boeing seems to believe there is no reason to question the rest of MAX - I 'm afraid those questions sholuld be asked, and Boeing will...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It appears that the certification test flight with the FAA has occurred without much publicity. The overview on Boeing's website now states: I don't remember this the last time I looked at it. Also Doug Parker told AA employees that the reentry into service might be delayed further due more to the ...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

MCAS and the fix is THE problem with respect to ungrounding the MAX. Says who? Two suspiciously similar crashes are the problem with respect to the grounding, and hence ungrounding of the MAXes. Investigation into those uncovered issues with MAX and now other issues. What other flight safety issues?

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 15726

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

Nice, MSP to LHR. Might get on one of these next year for Farmborough.

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It appears that the certification test flight with the FAA has occurred without much publicity. The overview on Boeing's website now states: The software was put through hundreds of hours of analysis, laboratory testing, verification in a simulator and two test flights, including an in-flight certi...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5524

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

I'd take it if he had 1500 cash on him. I'd be leary if he said I will send you cash or a check later.

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by Elementalism
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 93
Views: 14749

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

As I said in another thread (I think the AA one) the A321LR is now a dead product walking. Airlines will take it for its earlier availability now but as soon as the XLR is available there is very little upside to getting an LR over the XLR. Many current LRs will probably get downgraded back to norm...

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by Elementalism
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I have only glanced through articles. But what Sully said isn't a revelation. We have known for months the original design of MCAS was horribly flawed. I still want to know how such a design made it into the wild. Nobody stopped to think maybe this trim management system that is supposed to make the...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223
Replies: 58
Views: 13886

Re: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223

Hope those A220s service MSP.

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: FATE OF MAX

FATE OF MAX. Still believe fate of MAX will not be decided by FAA, or any C.A.Authority, or Boeing, but by the GENERAL PUBLIC. You won't convince any passenger to fly on a Max, even if it's absurd behaviour . Time will tell us all. Public flew on the DC-10 after some horrific teething issues. And t...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45395

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

There is great demand for an aircraft such as the -XLR. The most evident one is Transatlantic, where the 757 is still used and a replacement is overdue. But there is also Europe to the Middle East and Africa, intra-Asia, and North-South America. There are other thin and small markets out there and ...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52865

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

Strato2 wrote:
Congrats to AA, Airbus and flying pax! Another nail in the MOM/NMA/whatever coffin.


268 XLR frames sold at PAS19. The business case cant be anymore clear imo.

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by Elementalism
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Assaults FA
Replies: 22
Views: 2407

Re: Another Passenger Assaults FA

Guy looks rough for 32 years old. Needs to lay off the sauce.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 11127

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

That is pretty crazy to fit that many people into this plane.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5712

Re: FedEx 757’s

Maybe the 797 cargo version?

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 287
Views: 57058

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

Aisle seats produce revenue if people pay a direct premium for them. People may indirectly pay for 2-2-2, just like they pay for free bags, by choosing a consistent preferred product versus a competitor. Also, there are indirect saved costs from turnaround times, customer relaxation, crew relaxatio...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country’s new route strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

Re: Sun Country’s new route strategy

I think their route strategy is to not compete directly with the big 3 if they can. Diversification is a good thing. But they are going to need to expand the fleet and maintenance to handle it.

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 13522

Re: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

One way or another the deficit must decrease. Bummer Boeing is caught in the middle. Why? Our two economies are not in isolation. Money flows around the globe. A trade deficit now simply means we, as a country, is utilizing more purchasing power than China. Yup and offshoring less efficient parts o...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14012

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

There’s something I don’t get here, I used to about 10 years ago work for a major UK credit card company, and one of the calls we used to get on a semi regular basis was from customers stuck at check in not being able too check in as they no longer had the credit card they booked the flight on (sto...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23030

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Load factors in the regulated era were often in the 50% range. Even in the ‘80s, LF was normally in the 65%-75% range. It’s only in the last decade where it was normal for system LF to be above 85%. Improvements in their systems have lead to better prediction models. In the past decade it is rare t...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23030

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

A commonly cited reason for the downfall of 747 size aircraft is that filling an aircraft of that size with passengers whilst still charging competitive prices for tickets is just too difficult. The thing is, before the days of flat bed seats, 747s used to carry more passengers, in a market that wa...

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by Elementalism
Fri May 31, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

TOGA made a difficult situation nearly impossible to recover. The speed made using the manual trim nearly if not impossible. And even if they knew about the roller coaster procedure to trim, they lacked altitude to use it. This situation will be used going forward by manufacturers and regulators for...

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by Elementalism
Thu May 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10286

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

I also am keeping an eye on AA shares. Whatever financial and operational challenges that AA has (every airline has challenges), the steep drop in AA share price is beginning to make AAL a very attractive stock pick. Share price is down about 50% since January 2018. I plan to buy in the coming days...

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by Elementalism
Thu May 30, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10286

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

Things just don't look good at AA right now. I think that it is time for a management shakeup. The merger is over and the airline is in need of an upper management team that knows how to create an identity and make money rather than merge over and over. Doug did his job but his time should be up. I...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 29, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1045
Views: 144454

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Single pilot ops will never happen in commercial flights. Too many fault modes to guarantee safe operation, not to mention the human factors element, fatigue, pilot suicide and the most important, isolation/high work load/stress environment. Single person ops may work on many other industries like ...

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by Elementalism
Tue May 28, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66575

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Never heard of the KC-390 until today. Looks like a mini C-17!

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by Elementalism
Fri May 24, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383151

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

For this reason, we will rely heavily on the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to scrutinise and explain the certification and the potential return to service of the MAX. On top of the strong commitment from EASA’s Executive Director Patrick Ky to EU Parliament’s Transport Committee on 18th Ma...

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by Elementalism
Thu May 23, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10538

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

I will be shocked if Delta takes the 797 until it is in operations for a couple years. I know it left that principle with the 220, and after the previous CEO’s departure, but they will probably be more cautious after Boeing’s latest plane issues. But honest Ed has gone on record saying he wants to ...

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by Elementalism
Thu May 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10538

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

With the huge A321 fleet Delta is building up (227 on order) and Airbus probably committing to a 101t MTOW, a vitual 797 >7 yrs away, I can see Delta going for higher capacity 321 (plus?) versions, as soon as they become available. https://07185918574543712684.googlegroups.com/attach/16bb07e6671fcb...

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by Elementalism
Thu May 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16299

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

The engine placement led to needing MCAS, yes. The issue was that MCAS was based on a single AoA sensor, which is in hindsight (and should have been foresight), a profoundly stupid decision. As I understand it, the size and placement of the engines led to a nose pitch up situation. That nose pitch ...

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by Elementalism
Thu May 23, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16299

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Never had the chance to grab a MAX (or NEO for that matter) flight before the grounding, hoping once they get back in the air to catch one. I fly into MDW a couple times a month on Southwest. In march I thought we were on a MAX. I was so excited. The safety info showed 737-800\MAX-8. But where we w...

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by Elementalism
Thu May 23, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13349

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Of course, if United had forcibly reseated other passengers so that this family could sit together, there’d be another story in the media about United kicking someone out of their seat again. Uhmm, they are Reseating the family in the first place and they Paid for it. Isn't that a problem in the fi...

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by Elementalism
Thu May 23, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10538

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

so if 753 so good why its not produced in numbers? please hit me with link - we all know about search here Produced at a wrong time imo. If the 757 shows up in 1989 vs 1979. I think it would be a much more prolific aircraft and probably get the MAX treatment. With that said it sold well enough at ~...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 22, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13349

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

This looks like a classic case of where programmers or system design analysts do not think of all the use cases or are inexperienced with cultural nuisances or travel industry We already collect information such as date of birth and gender as part of booking a ticket. This system is not designed by...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13349

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Easy, family show proof they paid for economy+. I suspect since United said they upgraded them it didnt happen. They went cheap and for some reason thought it was upto the airline to fix the problem not enough seats next to each other.

We will see.

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by Elementalism
Wed May 22, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10538

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

DC6, think of the fuel savings.

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by Elementalism
Wed May 22, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1045
Views: 144454

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Single pilot ops will never happen in commercial flights. Too many fault modes to guarantee safe operation, not to mention the human factors element, fatigue, pilot suicide and the most important, isolation/high work load/stress environment. Single person ops may work on many other industries like ...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20102

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

What puzzles me is that when the A330 was originally introduced it was thought to be under-ranged, not too far above what is required for the NMA class, and grew over the course of time (including putting on weight) to where it is now.. Would it not be possible to revert to that original airframe (...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 22, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20102

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

If Boeing is having a hard time justifying the business case for NMA, Airbus will find it even harder to do so. As it is Airbus already has a competitive product at the lower end of the market and only needs to listen to their customers' requirements to optimise the A321Neo further to suit their ne...

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