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by KICT
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 11859

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

This is why you don't let your employees choose your company's branding...

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by KICT
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC
Replies: 25
Views: 5271

Re: Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 at OKC

The OKC stop was likely for tax purposes. United did something similar when they took their 777s.
They'd depart PAE, land in Cheyenne, WY, then continue on. Taxes are lower there. :)

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by KICT
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance
Replies: 55
Views: 12566

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

I see he's having his annual conniption fit...

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by KICT
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 6514

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

This question has no right answer.

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by KICT
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: $19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports
Replies: 33
Views: 1480

$19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports

https://apple.news/ATkLMfg4oR_KRh4PK1qw7yA

So, to be clear, when this goes into effect, gate agents, campers, and even airport servers are going to be making more than first year regional first officers...

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by KICT
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 at Stapleton, any operations?
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

777 at Stapleton, any operations?

Curious if the 777 (prototype or otherwise) ever landed at Stapleton?

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by KICT
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24877

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

FreequentFlier wrote:
The unemployment rate just reached its lowest level since 1969. Breathe into a bag, you will be ok.

Was that a trend that started before or after Trump entered office?

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by KICT
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24596

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

Please let the flight crew fly the aircraft. Next thread.

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by KICT
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 9970

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

Would the politics be less controversial for the land just west of PAE on SE Whidbey Island?

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by KICT
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15747

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

CobaltScar wrote:
The B6 network would most benefit Alaska, then United, then Southwest in that order. B6 as a huge prize to any of those three airlines.

Alaska is in no position to merge with anyone else. United.

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by KICT
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 9970

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

Just eminent domain & bulldoze the land in McMicken Heights and be done with it.

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by KICT
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15747

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

cpl22586 wrote:
It has to be an educated guess they are never going to merge with United or any other legacy carrier.

Then they will cease to exist.

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by KICT
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely new LEVEL destinations
Replies: 47
Views: 11833

Re: Likely new LEVEL destinations

ORY-MCO?

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by KICT
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30253

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

Max Q wrote:
Besides it’s not good to have a one manufacturer fleet

You should apply for a fleet planning job at Southwest before it's too late!

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by KICT
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15747

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

adtall wrote:
This may just be me, but why would UA want B6?

For starters, United would gain a significant SE US presence overnight, plus the ability to re-enter JFK and in a big way, even with the usual merger-related concessions. The situation is unique as B6 pilots *want* to be bought out.

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by KICT
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ViaAir adding CHS, CAE and TLH
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: ViaAir adding CHS, CAE and TLH

How are they able to sustain this operation with ~15 pilots?

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by KICT
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15747

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

tphuang wrote:
A.net is so funny.

Anytime there is any news about to JetBlue, it's going to get taken over by XX, YY, ZZ.


This is neither a joke or A.net avgeek pipe dream.
JetBlue is done.

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by KICT
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15747

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

Aligning themselves with United to prepare the customer base for the eventual merger. The play for B6 will be made, and soon.
Quote me.

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by KICT
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2044
Views: 261801

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Except that United didn't have to retire the 747's. They chose to do so, because as so many airlines around the world are choosing to draw down 747 use, due to higher oil price from when they were built. United retired the 747 because they did not want to *invest* further into the fleet, specifical...

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by KICT
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 60522

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

Why are CX dumping 77Ws?

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by KICT
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop
Replies: 32
Views: 9232

Re: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop

Correct, United no longer flies to JFK.

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by KICT
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 5507

Re: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?

LAX772LR wrote:
...did ya ever stop to think about *WHY* that is?

USAirways was actively seeking to purchase second-hand A345s when PHL-Asia was being considered...

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by KICT
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Favorability highest in 7 years
Replies: 46
Views: 1582

Re: GOP Favorability highest in 7 years

texdravid wrote:
Well I for one didn’t believe the polls in 2016 so I don’t believe this one either.

You don't believe the polls were within the margin of error? (They were.)
Do you believe the world is flat too, incidentally?

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by KICT
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 8354

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

Wow, those are horrid.

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by KICT
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 5507

Re: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?

It's a shame they never got their hands on the A340-500s for PHL-NRT, many of which sit derelict throughout the world.

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by KICT
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 14235

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

Not really. If the trijet was a good design/configuration, Boeing and/or Airbus would be building them. You're absolutely right. Three engines is a horribly unsuccessful aircraft design with no future... 1389044,0110474,2051897 1881240,1794692,1466003 https://nyoobserver.files.wordpress.com/2017/12...

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by KICT
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of facility is SBD?
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: What type of facility is SBD?

An individual airport is not an "end of life facility" or anything like it. There are tenants at the airport that may be involved with asset management, which can include storage (short or long term, e.g. off lease), part-out/scrap, etc.

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by KICT
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of facility is SBD?
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: What type of facility is SBD?

It's an airport.

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by KICT
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 14235

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

I could be wrong, but maybe it had something to do with Lockheed nearly going out of business and McDonnell Douglas being bought out by Boeing?

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by KICT
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 12668

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

Are these pilots still employed with AC?

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by KICT
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Favorability highest in 7 years
Replies: 46
Views: 1582

Re: GOP Favorability highest in 7 years

For the hundredth time, the polls were correct. Does anyone know what a "margin of error" is anymore?
He won by 77k votes across 3 states. Don't get too cozy.

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by KICT
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How active would KLM be in entertaining sales of their 744 fleet as retirement looms?
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Re: How active would KLM be in entertaining sales of their 744 fleet as retirement looms?

The freighters will likely live on for quite some time. The passenger versions have no future life.
They will all end up parted-out/scrapped.

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by KICT
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to replace E-195s by 2021 with E2-195s
Replies: 20
Views: 2990

Re: Azul to replace E-195s by 2021 with E2-195s

With JetBlue, Air Canada, and now Azul dumping their "legacy" 190/195 fleets, I suspect places like Kingman will become permanent Embraer graveyards.

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by KICT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 Being Scrapped
Replies: 30
Views: 8607

Re: First 717 Being Scrapped

tomaheath wrote:
Parton my ignorance but don’t a lot of the airframe parts and engines need paperwork for last maintenance and hours flown?

The questionable parts will be inducted into repair as required and re-certified.

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by KICT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a 787 being parted out at VCV?
Replies: 13
Views: 5624

Re: Is a 787 being parted out at VCV?

The thread is not in reference to the Latam 787, rather the one in storage behind it in the photo posted above.

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by KICT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 53
Views: 3693

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_kp0Sjd5G0.
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N292UX wrote:
The fact the routes like OAK-SFO and FLL-MIA were ever run, yet alone on widebodies is insane.

The OAK-SFO runs were actually positioning flights, but still sold as revenue. UA used to have a maintenance hangar at OAK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_kp0Sjd5G0.

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by KICT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 53
Views: 3693

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

For a while ~10 years ago, FedEx was flying DCA-IAD on the 757 (not a widebody, but still insane nonetheless).

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by KICT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 53
Views: 3693

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

In the past, UA had some interesting ones; DEN-COS and OAK-SFO come to mind.
HA was flying the 767 between the islands a few years ago.
DL flew the L-1011 FLL-MIA many years ago.

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by KICT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 60522

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

na wrote:
Afrijet/Gabon:
772 TR-KPR (stored 2016)

Where is TR-KPR stored? Is it still in Basel?

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by KICT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Central & East Coast of Florida thread....JAX / UST / DAB / MLB / VRB / GNV
Replies: 27
Views: 1753

Re: Northern Central & East Coast of Florida thread....JAX / UST / DAB / MLB / VRB / GNV

Considering MLB is marketing itself as an Orlando area airport now, I'm not sure JetBlue sees much value added in serving both.

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by KICT
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA back to Boeings
Replies: 15
Views: 4410

Re: CSA back to Boeings

The 787 would look stunning in their livery.

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by KICT
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country 2019 Expansion Ideas?
Replies: 35
Views: 2131

Re: Sun Country 2019 Expansion Ideas?

Maybe they'll try flying 737s to London again?

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by KICT
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5164

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

Air France is simply the next in line to learn that paying employees B scale wages isn't going to work out long-term.

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by KICT
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22718

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Let's see what additional info comes out. The crew did a good job of responding to the emergency, but I'm curious what led to it on the crew side (if anything) as well as on the maintenance/airline side. I wonder what if anything was downloaded from CVR/FDR by the US authorities. If nothing, then I...

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by KICT
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757's with no Winglets
Replies: 34
Views: 7920

Re: Delta 757's with no Winglets

Installing the winglet mod is a pretty large investment. I can't recall the cost for the 757, but it takes more than just bolting on the winglet to install it. There is a lot of structural work that has be done inside the wing to do the mod. So if an airplane is going to leave the fleet relatively ...

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by KICT
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737 FCOM
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Boeing 737 FCOM

Yes there is a master FCOM (among other documents) Boeing provides with each aircraft. The airlines then tailor them, etc. as per their unique operations.
You can usually find copies of these documents online, albeit usually they are out of date.

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by KICT
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22718

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Sounds like a total AIMS failure. A quick LRU swap would return it to service which seems to be the case. Hindsight is 20/20, but in my opinion, less technical inquiry from ATC about the aircraft's status would have reduced the stress induced on the aircrew. "End of discussion. My plane is brok...

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by KICT
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 68
Views: 9042

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

25 flights a day isn't much of a hub.
Was the MCO hub a larger operation at its peak?
There are two holes in their network, the PNW and the SE.
A JetBlue merger would solve this at least in part.

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by KICT
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17012

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Can't wait to see one in United livery.

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