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by CarlosSi
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”
Replies: 31
Views: 3936

Re: Wikipedia: removal of “operated by”

I think most people are ok with just knowing whether the equipment used is mainline or regional. If I really want to know what part of Delta Connection flies a certain route, I'll check out FA and hope it's available.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 64
Views: 1407

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

Longest scheduled was AUS-EWR, 3.5 hours ish. Longest ever was AUS-ALB; a charter flight with the basketball team a few years ago. Wait, what? FRA, LGW, LHR, SEA, PDX, BOS, and JFK are all longer flights than EWR from AUS. He probably meant where he has flown from his home airport. That wasn't the ...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 64
Views: 1407

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

Longest scheduled was AUS-EWR, 3.5 hours ish. Longest ever was AUS-ALB; a charter flight with the basketball team a few years ago.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16840

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

Great paint job. Hope it stays 5-abreast... there was discussion that a tight 6-abreast was possible... That wasn't a discussion between intelligent people. No U.S. legacy carrier is going to try 15.5" wide coach seats. That I started :roll: . I re read the thread; 16.5 inches with reduced arm...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16840

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

Great paint job. Hope it stays 5-abreast... there was discussion that a tight 6-abreast was possible... but this is Delta we’re talking about! N101DU, I like it. Perhaps could’ve been N101DB or DC for Bombardier or C Series as a nod to its previous (marketing) designation prior to takeover, but DU s...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16840

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

Great paint job. Hope it stays 5-abreast... there was discussion that a tight 6-abreast was possible... but this is Delta we’re talking about! N101DU, I like it. Perhaps could’ve been N101DB or DC for Bombardier or C Series as a nod to its previous (marketing) designation prior to takeover, but DU s...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6680

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

Save the planet; don’t fly J :bigthumbsup:

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by CarlosSi
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16062

Re: American A333s

I thought the 200s were on their way out, but I may be wrong. The 300s make more sense to me in AAs fleet. The 300s are/were on the way out. The 200s are basically brand new. The US 300s are quite old, lower MTOW and have PW4000s, the only Pratt in the American fleet. Don't forget the JT8Ds on thei...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mode C Veil
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Mode C Veil

I have a similar question regarding mode c veil; you need “clearance” to enter (if flying VFR?), but what about aircraft taking off from smaller airports within the veil but still outside class Bravo? Is a squawk and clearance given prior to taxi/after takeoff? What if clearance isn’t given? Fly bac...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16261

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

I feel like I’ve heard about these incidents a lot in the past year; Air France’s a380, United’s 777, then Southwest’s fatal one. Glad it didn’t pierce through the fuselage, and hope that in that event a kid wasn’t sucked out as these MCO flights have a lot of kids on em supposedly (probably not so ...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 11682

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

I feel like it’s already too bland to screw it up going in that direction. What can they do; remove the blue engines and underside? Abstract design? Their tails already seem that way. Maybe a “noisy” design, or one that isn’t “premium” :scratchchin: . (Honestly I think their current design looks pre...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48039

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Do many safe takeoffs and departures occur under cumulonimbus to not warrant delays when they appear?

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 639
Views: 54982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I like that the proposed new terminal mirrors the BBJ (to not say "BJ" :o ) terminal. Offers a bit of continuity to the design, although I guess it was always planned out to be that way, since it wouldn't look consistent otherwise. What will become of the old passageway to the current ter...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 639
Views: 54982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I like that the proposed new terminal mirrors the BBJ (to not say "BJ" :o ) terminal. Offers a bit of continuity to the design, although I guess it was always planned out to be that way, since it wouldn't look consistent otherwise. What will become of the old passageway to the current term...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be any daytime flights to or from South America
Replies: 34
Views: 4992

Re: Will there ever be any daytime flights to or from South America

I presume you mean Deep South America like to Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. I always thought it was for human reasons; so people could sleep through these 7-8 hour flights or longer (good luck). That isn’t the case for return trips from europe though, when flights leave in the late mo...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I can't be a pilot.
Replies: 40
Views: 3274

Re: I can't be a pilot.

Just be careful with engineering as others have suggested; it's a good route and all, but I did it and half-hated it (mostly frustration with getting things figured out and creativity). Not easy and don't try to force yourself to do it. Not a good place to end up if you graduate and have no job as a...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European airlines still with the 737
Replies: 14
Views: 1319

Re: European airlines still with the 737

Most of the 737 carriers in Europe aren't flag carriers/"legacy"-ish carriers (i.e., Lufthansa, British Airways (ok fine they have some 738s), Iberia, Alitalia, Swiss, SAS,... etc.). Many are LCCs or just not as well-known carriers, and there are many of those. I understand why one may thi...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 8425

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

I guess with the really short cabin, it feels like you're in a tiny box. Wouldn't sitting in the very front feel most claustrophobic then, and in general really?

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by CarlosSi
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Couple of go-around questions
Replies: 28
Views: 3154

Re: Couple of go-around questions

In theory could you add a cycle each time just by constantly climbing and descending?

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by CarlosSi
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 9640

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

AUS-DFW is only 738s and a321s now, although it's not the first time the route has lost its MD80s after a mass retirement; there was a comeback eventually, although who knows if it'll happen again. For such a short route, I'm surprised such runs don't happen more often as they keep the MD80s close t...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 639
Views: 54982

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I feel like the most we’ll see for a while is a couple of additions by WN every now and then as they usually do. Not a lot of obvious places left to throw darts at. EDIT: Looking at the route map on Southwest.com, there's still a lot of unserved markets, to name a few: BUR, DTW, RNO, SLC, TUS, DSM, ...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 8881

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

Maybe a 797, but then it possibly would’ve been tried already with a 767 unless the planes aren’t available.

Maybe a 757 max could do it :duck:

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by CarlosSi
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16389

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Maybe not all-blue engines, but if they painted the engines like the tail (blue triangle sitting on the end of the nacelles) it would’ve been a nice relief.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7043

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

Agreed with above^^, but where Alaska went wrong was with the victim shaming. Weird that we can make air travel extremely safe, but can’t figure out these sorts of issues from happening. Perhaps add a question to booking regarding allergies, and if the cat is booked first (hopefully not simultaneous...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does DL fly their 777s?
Replies: 36
Views: 3325

Re: Where does DL fly their 777s?

A while ago they also sent them ATL-MCO to keep them flying (and because it’s a very dense route that “could always use more seats”). Not sure what route the 777s were on standby for from ATL then that they don’t serve now. There likely wasn’t a lot of routes for the 777 back then that they had the ...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 2990

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Newark first came to mind.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tijuana airport and proximity to US border
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Tijuana airport and proximity to US border

Runway 9 at MMTJ looks like it would require aircraft to cross over the border on final, or cross after departure unless turning left after take off. Can’t find any charts. Can aircraft fly cross the border on final?

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by CarlosSi
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Burn of MD-83 vs. A319NEO and 737 MAX7
Replies: 12
Views: 2493

Re: Fuel Burn of MD-83 vs. A319NEO and 737 MAX7

Unfortunately as a paid-off aircraft gets older, it doesn’t get any more paid-off!

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 73
Views: 3907

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

I would be excited to fly on an MD80 again. I last flew on one of Allegiant's in January, it may have been my last, unless I plan on flying East through Atlanta in the next couple of years. Same with the 757, except it seems like they're slowly becoming a transatlantic/long-range airliner exclusive...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Punches a Woman In The Face During Flight, Only Fined 17$
Replies: 9
Views: 2680

Re: Man Punches a Woman In The Face During Flight, Only Fined 17$

Well at least he wasn't only sued one dollar, lol... *snip* What is your thought? Is this kind of punishment acceptable? Not to me. I have no time for men who hit woman, I don't care what the circumstances are. mariner If I see a woman about to light up a crowd of people, or drown a child, or cause ...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airports in the U.S. served by WN still haven't got the MAX 8 yet?
Replies: 39
Views: 3669

Re: What airports in the U.S. served by WN still haven't got the MAX 8 yet?

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271897/southwest-airlines-outlines-oct-2017-737max-8-operations/ Any airport not on this link. Actually here in AUS I've seen two 7M8s arrive on flightaware; one from Phoenix, one from... I forget. Unless it was an error? I've seen this happen before...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 5011

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

I'm surprised nobody's stated the obvious yet, but CLT hasn't been an AA hub for very long, or a One World hub to begin until the merger a few years back. I would think hubs of a particular alliance have more international traffic from airlines of that alliance, and this is often the case. Didn't Al...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last 3 major MD-80 US operators all in one place!
Replies: 22
Views: 5758

Re: Last 3 major MD-80 US operators all in one place!

What a sight! Here in AUS we only see American (one daily from DFW, three daily from ORD) and Allegiant MD80s (on several routes), and I've gotten a chance to see them pretty close, around noon is when I've seen 'em; Delta used to send a mix of MD88s and MD90s, then just MD90s, then none of them... ...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)
Replies: 23
Views: 3498

Re: The 737MAX has a GE90 style startup noise (but quieter)

A lot of naysayers complain about people saying they sound the same to the 77GE; nay to them! Does JT8D on an MD80 sound like GE90? How about a CR7? a320? e175? I am very curious to see if the max will be more quiet from the stand point of someone being on the ground and it flying over. Reason I ask...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 12076

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

JAL and Frontier both brought back their... identities (more JAL than Frontier; I have always identified Frontier with the animals) after dropping them. The tulip /could/ be brought back, but on the other hand (this goes towards JAL and Frontier) it seems like doing so would be living in the past, ...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 12076

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

JAL and Frontier both brought back their... identities (more JAL than Frontier; I have always identified Frontier with the animals) after dropping them. The tulip /could/ be brought back, but on the other hand (this goes towards JAL and Frontier) it seems like doing so would be living in the past, u...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you think is not right/needs improving in airline policies?
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: What do you think is not right/needs improving in airline policies?

I think airlines need to be more "transfarent" ;) . Baggage fees; do they need to be so high at $25 each way for most carriers and will they likely go up to the point where they are more expensive than the fare itself (probably not unless the trip is really short or the route is very compe...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Main Cabin Extra Seating on 77W
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: AA Main Cabin Extra Seating on 77W

MCE? You mean the old economy ;) ? (sorry for my ignorance if there's actually more to MCE than seat width that I'm not aware of) It's really subtle. I'm surprised you can add an extra seat by just taking away just a bit of width from 9 seats.....means you have to remove 4 inches from each aisle as ...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?
Replies: 26
Views: 1507

Re: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?

I've flown a 737 on United, Lufthansa, Southwest, Sun Country, but that's not even close to all the operators, I'm afraid.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite engine sound
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Your favorite engine sound

Ooh that crude, cold sound of the TF39s!

JT8D, PW2000 are my favorites, but also BR715.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 61
Views: 17850

Re: Delta MD88/90 Retirements

Would it make any (economic) sense to cut the fleet size of MD90s in half to keep them for longer by using the grounded fleet for parts? Has Delta taken any MD90s from other operators for parts as well?

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by CarlosSi
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19730

Re: AA's new branding

At first I didn't like it at all, although I do like the livery now, but the logo just sucks; it's way too abstract and can look like anything. The double-A was American's identity and had a lot of history behind it and was unique to American with the scissor eagle. I also just liked the symmetry to...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207170

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I hope they pull an Air Canada and not an Iberia...or a JAL. I won't be fond of anything that ditches the crane or makes it way too abstract. The logo fine the way it is. Unfortunately I feel like the only likely "modern" revise is to make it too simplified and bland, although perhaps they...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 15710

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

Just like I've said, people are paying more to keep the same level of amenities and privileges that were once considered the bare minimum included in "economy fares". A true basic economy fare would be DRASTICALLY cheaper, but also squeeze passengers even closer together with reduced pitch...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best time to book for the worst day of the year
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Best time to book for the worst day of the year

I've been eyeing flights for a while (from AUS, to EGE or DEN) for January 2 to January 8, and it doesn't look like they're going to get any better because of the date it's on (prices have only gone up). I've been smart and thought about leaving a day early and overnighting, or booking one-way on on...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?
Replies: 55
Views: 6836

Re: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?

I don't have much to contribute to this thread, but that sure does sound like a great argument... and counter-argument at it too!

Perhaps if it flew even just 3 to 4x weekly? I'm not sure if low frequency is good for long-haul business travel or what type of frequency must be maintained.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing taken the 737 too far?
Replies: 83
Views: 17558

Re: Has Boeing taken the 737 too far?

I think the biggest setback is its short height from the ground (which wasn't a problem for the original models that also bearded smaller JT8Ds), so the stretches have been problems in terms of clearance and COG, mostly notable on takeoffs since they can't rotate at a wide enough angle to get more l...

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KLDC10 wrote:
Delta describes the placement of the logo on the A350 winglets as "unique to the A350 paint scheme".
See: http://news.delta.com/first-look-a350-d ... take-shape


Welp, there we have it folks!

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by CarlosSi
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta widget on a350 winglets only?
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

Delta widget on a350 winglets only?

Is this an exclusive feature to the a350s? I presume if it were going to be a new thing for all aircraft, we'd be seeing a321s with the winglet logos too.

I'm actually not too fond of them; we don't need to see the logo everywhere possible. On the tail and the fuselage suffices for me.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 97
Views: 42657

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

Airbus has said the a321NeoLR is this "MOM" aircraft that airlines supposedly want for a 757 successor, and such a stubby, wide-body aircraft would not sell well as they point out to their a310 and Boeing's 767-200 (which I've pointed out, sold poorly because stretches were available, alth...

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