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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish
Replies: 58
Views: 7394

Re: Salmon company buys 757 to fly fish

"Something fishy in the air".

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jun 03, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 130
Views: 40695

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

OH yeah I keep hoping this was just some rumor or it was shot down.

Same with the winglet logos on AA's fleet.. though there's photos of more aircraft with them now.

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by CarlosSi
Sat May 28, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 422
Views: 65420

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

Noted and a good point about the 175, which I'd forgotten about. Plus, AA's AUS focus city does make connections possible as well. As for WN, though, I imagine it'd be a bit harder with their larger jets, even the 73Gs. Plus it's not the volume of traffic necessarily that drives profit; it's how mu...

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by CarlosSi
Fri May 27, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 422
Views: 65420

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

I'm not sure about that. 61 PDEW doesn't suggest a sustainable route. AUS-BDL is within the range of E-175 regional jets and could be served nonstop by American Eagle on E-175 regional jets. AA had also previously operated E-175 regional jets on DFW-EUG, which is approximately the same distance as ...

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 25, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 422
Views: 65420

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

Agree, but I definitely think a 15-20 gate terminal is what is likely to happen. Especially if DAL continues to be gate constrained, it just makes sense for WN to have both HOU and AUS as options to flow connections. Here are the Q4 2021 PDEW's of the top contiguous U.S. markets traveled to from AU...

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by CarlosSi
Sun May 22, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air Suspends First Officer Hiring
Replies: 32
Views: 8532

Re: Cape Air Suspends First Officer Hiring

zuckie13 wrote:
Serious question - How many flights do they actually need an FO on? Aren't all the planes in their fleet single pilot certified?


My guess is anything that is IFR /needs/ a second pilot. I assume their flights are all flown IFR.

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by CarlosSi
Sun May 22, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air Suspends First Officer Hiring
Replies: 32
Views: 8532

Re: Cape Air Suspends First Officer Hiring

Pay and benefits aside, doesn't it lack integrity to break contract at all with any employer, assuming things do not get worse or surprises appear? Can you get hit with future employers for doing so? I understand the pay and benefits are low, though do we need to be so cutthroat and ditch our employ...

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by CarlosSi
Sun May 22, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official photo of Lufthansa's first 787
Replies: 36
Views: 8371

Re: Official photo of Lufthansa's first 787

Yeah agreed... would've looked great in THE lufthansa colors, not this bland design.

Great aircraft regardless, lets just tell ourselves the clear look is meant to resemble the look of some fine, white wine... and the tail is the logo of that bottle.

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by CarlosSi
Mon May 16, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transcontinental Economy Free Meal Service Gone?
Replies: 51
Views: 5258

Re: Transcontinental Economy Free Meal Service Gone?

Buy on board is best IMO (for airlines and pasengees). Or heck, I’ve always been a proponent of “pre-buy hot meals” so the airline knows how much they need exactly. You don’t want it, it’s already paid for. No loss by the airline. Offer non-perishable items for purchase in addition.

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 11, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule
Replies: 77
Views: 9466

Re: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule

How incredibly safe airlines in the US are now has made many people forget that it wasn't always this way and there have been countless accidents and dead people that lead to the training, procedures, regulations, and requirements we have now. "Aviation is safe and this isn't necessary" i...

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 10, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris A320neo overflies company A320neo in near-miss at MEX
Replies: 24
Views: 6596

Re: Volaris A320neo overflies company A320neo in near-miss at MEX

Heheheh, language!! With the controller talking at the time, I wonder if they could have spoken up about the Volaris on final overflying the holding traffic, or would we all just hear "brrrrrrrrr". Translating a bit, Volaris 799 gets their landing clearance midway through the video ("...

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 10, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Accuracy of enroute times months from flight
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Accuracy of enroute times months from flight

With winds sometimes being as strong as 100 knots or more, do flightplanners have a general idea of how strong the winds are going to be when it comes to timetables months ahead of the time of booking? Is it possible you have enough time to connect but because you booked 2 months prior, models now s...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 56
Views: 17148

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

The aircraft were fitted with a large extended drag brake from aircraft with an autopilot setup that the aircraft would remain in a vertical dive. Without a pilot onboard they would crash and be destroyed. The aircraft did have a tail chute installed that could be remotely activated however the imp...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 56
Views: 17148

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

Hard to compare the two. The YouTuber intentionally bailed with no plan to recover the aircraft. He was out to create a plane crash video. Not having the FAA’s OK is a problem in itself, but the Red Bull stunt didn’t set out to crash any aircraft. Two planes set off with two pilots, the stunt being...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Apr 23, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Enjoying it while it lasts - 757 time.
Replies: 27
Views: 3828

Re: Enjoying it while it lasts - 757 time.

I've got light experience with it, only having logged 2 flights (my first jet flight being the 757, 16 years ago). I remember a few years back we'd get them 1.5hourly from ATL, though AUS-ATL was one of the first routes to be subbed by the a321 back in 2016 (albeit it's certainly a great airplane an...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Apr 23, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited
Replies: 99
Views: 6923

Re: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited

Denver, NYC (went through EWR), Frankfurt. Think that's it.

Arguably Brownsville but ehh...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Apr 20, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Has United made a decision on which engines will be powering their A321neo's?
Replies: 4
Views: 2436

Re: Has United made a decision on which engines will be powering their A321neo's?

Fair point, it could be either or. Whatever is most reliable will definitely be a factor, obviously.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The closing of Chicago Meigs Field...
Replies: 40
Views: 7237

Re: The closing of Chicago Meigs Field...

Honestly the park they built on top of most of the island always looked kinda pathetic. Just a bunch of trails, some trees, mostly barren. Should've developed it wayyy more than it is now. The stuff up north I assume is where all the attraction is at, but most of the island is... barren. I find it p...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Apr 14, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33644

Re: Condor launch new livery

Someday we'll get used to it and maybe it'll be accepted more because it's how people will remember Condor. "That airline with the stripes.... weird stripes.." There is an A320 with only the tail in stripes flying around...: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/9/1/6822193.jpg?...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Apr 14, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR has it....UA making a play for AS soon
Replies: 72
Views: 11119

Re: RUMOUR has it....UA making a play for AS soon

That's insane. Not in this current market. AS would have to be drowning in debt for this to happen at the least. What are people smoking in those industrial sites?

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by CarlosSi
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33644

Re: Condor launch new livery

Are you kidding? The entire planet is talking about them. Heck, even in Australia! Their marketing guys deserve a medal. I suppose, though plenty of things are talked about and not exactly "good". THey could've made a perfectly awful livery and yeah, the entire world would be talking abou...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Apr 06, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 422
Views: 65420

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

I feel like this decision ought to have been made via a ballot proposition, although I guess we're too far from elections for that to happen. Maybe in the previous bill.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Apr 06, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33644

Re: Condor launch new livery

I can’t believe anybody in the board or in high power thinks this is remotely an “ok” idea. Who the heck runs marketing nowadays?!? If any industry is the worst about it…. Are you kidding? The entire planet is talking about them. Heck, even in Australia! Their marketing guys deserve a medal. I supp...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Apr 05, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33644

Re: Condor launch new livery

I can’t believe anybody in the board or in high power thinks this is remotely an “ok” idea.

Who the heck runs marketing nowadays?!? If any industry is the worst about it….

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by CarlosSi
Sat Apr 02, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 130
Views: 40695

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

Like the AA winglet sticker, I keep hoping each idea silently dies and is forgotten about by the airline.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What city has been axed and never service again?
Replies: 43
Views: 4553

Re: What city has been axed and never service again?

Off the top of my head, DRT, in Del Rio, Texas.

I lied. It has service to DFW though I think before it was served by IAH then cut.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Mar 26, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1036
Views: 209681

Re: Delta welcomes its 1st Airbus A321neo

I look forward to it. Assuming the experience is like that of their a220s I’m good.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Derivative for MoM
Replies: 66
Views: 14361

Re: 787 Derivative for MoM

In my opinion the time frame for a new-build MOM, based on the info others have given, has passed. Two aisles is indeed heavier than just an a321XLR. It would have to be big enough like a 767 and up. If they go smaller, the next opening would be once the a321XLRs start to get old, and it’s not even ...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Mar 23, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 5G and CATIIIs. Some phased out for good?
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

5G and CATIIIs. Some phased out for good?

Was looking at a notam for MCO and it looks like all their inner markers are out of service from some date until permanent. Does this mean they’re doing away with the CATIII for these approaches for good, and likely others airports as well? If they weren’t needed, they wouldn’t have built the runway...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Mar 09, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airframe have you flown the most?
Replies: 23
Views: 3103

Re: What airframe have you flown the most?

All I can say is: a hunk of Southwest 737s.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Mar 09, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AUS vs SAT
Replies: 10
Views: 1758

Re: AUS vs SAT

Luckily the airports aren't on the opposite sides of town from you. Getting to AUS from the South doesn't require you to really get into traffic (unless it's THAT bad, which I suppose it CAN be). You can always bypass it by taking the toll road if traffic is bad that day/ Both are nice. I haven't be...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Mar 09, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airlines' 777s still have 9AB economy seating?
Replies: 19
Views: 3432

Re: How many airlines' 777s still have 9AB economy seating?

I wonder what the real effect of switching to 10 abreast really did to "make fares cheaper".

The 777 always seemed like it was meant to be 9-abreast airplane.

I flew on a couple of exCo 777s back when they were 9-abreast. Felt adequate.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Mar 09, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest mainline flight and longest regional flight
Replies: 77
Views: 7956

Re: Your shortest mainline flight and longest regional flight

Hmmm deja vu.

Shortest mainline was IAH-AUS, UA 738
Longest regional was DFW-DRO (CR9 and e145 one each way)

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by CarlosSi
Wed Mar 09, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avgeek who doesn't enjoy flying ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1637

Re: Avgeek who doesn't enjoy flying ?

My 2 cents - I’m much more excited for my flights when they’re on exciting equipment…. A flight on an a320 or 737 is hardly exciting. I’ll go out if my way and pay more to book 757s and widebodies when possible. If I was flying 737s and a320s on LLCs all the time I wouldn’t enjoy it either. Yeah I ...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Mar 07, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cold temperatures and the flight levels
Replies: 7
Views: 1961

Re: Cold temperatures and the flight levels

Adiabatic cooling occurs as an aircraft climbs, this is due to the change in pressure. As an aircraft climbs into the flight levels all aircraft use a standardized altimeter setting to ensure separation. As an aircraft descends out of the flight levels local atmospheric pressure, from the arrival a...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Mar 07, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cold temperatures and the flight levels
Replies: 7
Views: 1961

Cold temperatures and the flight levels

Curious, we know the pressure levels "condense" with cold temperature requiring altitude corrections when coming in on an instrument approach. I also assume the intervals are equidistant across all altitudes for a given temperature at sea level (and then decreasing at a particular lapse ra...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Mar 06, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 422
Views: 65420

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

Heck if it isn’t an Asian carrier, what about AA? They’ve really built up here. In a way Europe is already partially covered through BA.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 135
Views: 14156

Re: Spirit Launches AUS/IAH-MTY

Oh this is DEFINITELY useful for me. Closest airport to my family who live a few hours South via bus. Saves us the trip to SAT or having to hope we won't miss the plane at HRL because the bridge was full coming back. I was disappointed when the FAA brought down Mexico's category which stopped the Vi...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. regional aircraft counts 12/31/2021
Replies: 21
Views: 2780

Re: U.S. regional aircraft counts 12/31/2021

Coulda sworn UA had more CR7s. No surprise AA has so many e175s (Envoy).

And at UA too I suppose..

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by CarlosSi
Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teen who tracked Elon Musk's plane is tracking Russian Oligarchs
Replies: 8
Views: 3857

Re: Teen who tracked Elon Musk's plane is tracking Russian Oligarchs

He’s playing a potentially dangerous game. Might as well go ahead and track Xi Jinping.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 422
Views: 65420

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

WN AUS-TUL nonstop service now starts on 4/3/2022 instead of 4/25/2022 after the recent schedule changes that were made by WN. Wonder when G4 just finally pull out of that route. Seems they haven't operated it expect a few times and keep canceling the route 60 days out. No space on the route w/ AA ...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Feb 25, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite city skyline?
Replies: 53
Views: 3660

Re: Your favorite city skyline?

Despite being so stumpy (because of the airport nearby), I like San Diego's skyline. The waterfront, the background hills, just feeling like "hey I'm in San Diego" is nice (especially in the water).

Also the airplanes popping in and out between the gaps in the background.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Feb 25, 2022 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mitt Romney Was Right About Russia
Replies: 20
Views: 2896

Re: Mitt Romney Was Right About Russia

I've seen a different perspective on this. To be fair, Russia isn't much of a threat to THE US still. It CAN be, but it isn't, and it doesn't have to be. Though I continue to say this is a complicated matter and being pacificist only worked so far before the US entered WW2. Because of the US's size ...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Feb 24, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How likely for Russian airspace to be closed again?
Replies: 228
Views: 46700

Re: How likely for Russian airspace to be closed again?

They may not need to, but if for whatever reason a civilian aircraft at 35000 isn’t identifiable as a civilian aircraft… you know the rest. Basically, would anyone want to fly over the country of a warring nation? I guess this is a stretch given russianis so huge Although I suppose their Air Force w...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 422
Views: 65420

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

If I'm not mistaken that means Vancouver is getting a larger airplane than Toronto which has been around much longer. I suppose the market is larger? Why didn't it start first? They're using an e175 now on that route now, by Jazz. I thought at first it could be due to range that YVR is getting the ...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 422
Views: 65420

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

If I'm not mistaken that means Vancouver is getting a larger airplane than Toronto which has been around much longer. I suppose the market is larger? Why didn't it start first?

They're using an e175 now on that route now, by Jazz.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Feb 24, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your orphan flight segments?
Replies: 37
Views: 3554

Re: Your orphan flight segments?

Oh I see. Didn't fly on one of the legs.

Uhh..

FCO-VIE (I took the train to Rome)
DFW-LAX (drove to DFW. Then flew LAX-LAS-AUS* on the way back)

ELP-AUS (bussed there)
HRL-AUS (drove there)

Think that's it.

*aaaand made a stop in PHX on the last leg because of a medical emergency.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Feb 24, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Croatia Airlines fleet renewal : A220, 737 MAX or Embraer E2 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: Croatia Airlines fleet renewal : A220, 737 MAX or Embraer E2 ?

I'm biased; I'd love to see them have the a220. It would make for a good "compromise" in capacity, as they have mentioned before. Though I imagine it may be a big of an upgauge from a Dash8-400 and may cut frequency or service altogether on some routes. Now to be fair they could have some ...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Feb 23, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 241
Views: 52407

Re: EK threatens to cancel B777X and delay 350s

At this point I think the 777X is dead. The FAA seems not to want to approve anything. Maybe Boeing should work directly with EASA instead. Boeing can’t get the 737-7 signed off or a 787 built or 777X Type Inspection Authorization. It’s not just Boeing - the FAA has gone against the DOD over Link-1...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Feb 23, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 241
Views: 52407

Re: EK threatens to cancel B777X and delay 350s

That’s some tremendous pressure.

They can’t skimp on quality or they’ll get another MAX fiasco. They can’t take too long or they won’t make the buck they need.

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