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by CarlosSi
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 118
Views: 18914

Re: Icelandair new livery

Though I do like the new livery (the logo itself IMO should also be colored), this is also a colored tail, bold titles in the making livery. But it's good I suppose.

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are airlines happy with their 737MAXs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: Are airlines happy with their 737MAXs?

I’m sure they are. I’d look forward to flying on one of Southwest’s maxes especially, or even UA.

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jan 25, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bringing back meals on domestic flights?
Replies: 25
Views: 1145

Re: Bringing back meals on domestic flights?

As far as meals go, since cost is the name of the game now, I'd suggest having meals available for purchase. Either cold meals or hot meals which can be ordered say... a day or a week before the flight occurs? That way the airline doesn't have to deal with the cost of waste. A large number of airli...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bringing back meals on domestic flights?
Replies: 25
Views: 1145

Re: Bringing back meals on domestic flights?

I've had meals on domestic/intracontinental flights on other countries post-2000 (cold sandwich on Lufthansa 2014, actual breakfast on Aeromexico 2006). Nothing in the states like that. As far as meals go, since cost is the name of the game now, I'd suggest having meals available for purchase. Eithe...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 76
Views: 3196

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

Niki Air.

Not "unknown", but it's not an airline people have talked about extensively or even think about on a normal day.

Gee I forgot I flew on an airplane with a fly on it!

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 95
Views: 17268

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

Biggest bright side is the titles are cool, as is the logo. The downside is just lack of color and too much white. That is if that prediction is close

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight turned back for anti-mask passenger
Replies: 40
Views: 5979

Re: AA flight turned back for anti-mask passenger

Guess all that jet A burnt was worth proving a point. If I'm not mistaken, isn't the air in an airliner circulated so much that the risk of catching the virus or anything is pretty low?

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 95
Views: 17268

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

Rip. I can already see it. As others have mentioned, Lufthansa 2.0. What's wrong with keeping two colors? We've gone from black and white to colors to one color,.. are all airlines going to go to black and white in 50 years? Premium my butt. Cheap more like it. Let's be honest. I think we all know w...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check the current price of a flight after you booked it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1360

Re: Do you check the current price of a flight after you booked it?

Lol. I did once, and I regretted it ;) . Price went back down to $325 after I paid uhh.... 350? Or 375... I have a record of that.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737
Replies: 13
Views: 1904

Re: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737

Soon the ULCCs will be replacing the regionals as the choice of stepping stone to get to the legacies…. If you are a new pilot with 1500hrs and fresh wet ATP had a choice between going to a regional airline flying a 76 seat regional jet or a ULCC to fly 319/320/321s which one would you pick before ...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737
Replies: 13
Views: 1904

Re: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737

Heck what exactly do major airlines want from any pilot before they can join? Enough PIC turbojet time? And what’s the lowest average experience a major FO has?

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New ORD Runway Configurations
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: New ORD Runway Configurations

If I’m not mistake. 9R/27L is going to be extended to 13 or 11000 feet, so maybe it’s construction. On some relatively new charts you couldn’t tell it was closed unless yeah you look at the notam. I’m confused as the airport diagram and the runway info (on ForeFlight…) appear to indicate differently...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown
Replies: 80
Views: 6316

Re: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown

Hmm.

American
United
Lufthansa
Spirit

Uhh that’s it. Oh. And NikiAir.

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US grounded planes after NORAD alerted a North Korean missile launch, Jan. 10 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 4361

Re: US grounded planes after NORAD alerted a North Korean missile launch, Jan. 10 2022

Wouldn’t that just move the targets to the ground instead of airborne?

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?
Replies: 34
Views: 1990

Re: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?

American: MD80
Southwest: 737 (the only type)
United:....... they're really mixed. Always have been.
Delta: MD80/757

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 32
Views: 1893

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

That Southwest only flies in the southwest direction!

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9775

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Wow. So even a person who graduated from MIT, Harvard, or any of the other top US schools AND had a strong resume with boatloads of professional experience both flying and other market, wouldn't get interviewed if it took them 5 years to graduate? That's a bit dumb... I understood the Bachelor's de...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 pilots having fun
Replies: 50
Views: 11239

Re: 757 pilots having fun

Aren't they all having fun being 757 pilots?

One time I saw a cargo 757 climb a ladder over the airport to like.... 4000?

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9775

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Wow. So even a person who graduated from MIT, Harvard, or any of the other top US schools AND had a strong resume with boatloads of professional experience both flying and other market, wouldn't get interviewed if it took them 5 years to graduate? That's a bit dumb... I understood the Bachelor's deg...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 107
Views: 11756

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

PITFlyer330 wrote:
AUS ICN would be on the 787


Hypothetically Delta (if they wanted to) could use an a332 between AUS and ICN as well. I wonder if the a339 would be a bit too big.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 107
Views: 11756

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

Really hoping that we see progress on the new terminal and a conclusion to legal issues with the South Terminal. Gate 13 bus area should be completed by mid year so at least some strain will be alleviated. Next up should be the West terminal infill and gate extension. I hope 2022 sees Lufthansa and...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian 717 retirement ideas
Replies: 41
Views: 3080

Re: Hawaiian 717 retirement ideas

You could also just have a larger fleet than you need and have some parked and cooling while another airplane takes the “return flight”, but that costs you because you need more airplane. You also need more crews. Switching between planes requires procedures to be followed, and these take time. A c...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian 717 retirement ideas
Replies: 41
Views: 3080

Re: Hawaiian 717 retirement ideas

You could also just have a larger fleet than you need and have some parked and cooling while another airplane takes the “return flight”, but that costs you because you need more airplane.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are WN pilots stomping harder on the brakes than anybody else?
Replies: 22
Views: 2235

Re: Are WN pilots stomping harder on the brakes than anybody else?

Gotta make those quick turnarounds ;) .

They taxi relatively fast too. Ever seen an AA MD80 or delta 757 go that fast? Nope. Not me.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Dec 29, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2588

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

Pressure differential explanation is perfectly correct. After all, pressure is the force of air interacting with the surface, and there has to be such force in order for the wing to generate lift. Now higher pressure air under the wing is trying to escape down, and air above the wing moves down as ...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Dec 29, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thai A310 feeder
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: Thai A310 feeder

My initial guess would've been to search departedflights.com, though it appears they don't really cover Asian airlines.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could KJAC see 320/321 NEO service?
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: Could KJAC see 320/321 NEO service?

Yes. Whatever an a320ceo could do, the a320neo could do it better given higher overall range and efficiency (meaning less fuel carried). Whatever an a321ceo could barely do an a321neo might be able to do. It's why most if not all AA Hawaiian-LAX flights are now served by 321neos, while before they h...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew
Replies: 71
Views: 9987

Re: Did this person do the right thing?

If it was negligible damage, they wouldn't have stopped the flight. Or maybe they could have, but since they were on the ground, repairs were done anyways. We call that eliminating unnecessary risk. An hour delay on a trip between LHR and SFO is also relatively negligible (minus connections..... and...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44849

Re: Learjet Crash Tonight in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

Dang, Rest in Peace. Wasn't quite expecting to hear someone freak out on the radio (normally that's when the finger comes off the mike). Weather was VRB 05 5SM 20BKN 26BKN, so marginal VFR. Crew evidently canceled the IFR after the GPS 17 to fly a visual to 27R. Circling is not authorized at night t...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted
Replies: 84
Views: 12469

Re: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted

Looks so much better in real life - the renderings that came out months ago didn't really sell it at all! Several months back I took a stab at the tail section which is the weakest part of the livery imo; something more ANA -esque in terms of the logo application on the tail would have been better ...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Dec 24, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted
Replies: 84
Views: 12469

Re: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted

TheZ wrote:
Ok I have to ask, is it pronounced "I-T-A" or "Ita?"


It's "Ita", as in, "Ita more pizza!"

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by CarlosSi
Fri Dec 24, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2588

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

First, lift is caused by the differential pressure above and below the wing, the faster flow is on the upper surface, not the lower. Second static ports are placed in aerodynamically calm areas on the skin-there’s no lift, typically very flat surfaces. Oh yes. Or I guess, maybe I should ask is the ...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Dec 24, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2588

Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

I had an interesting thought earlier today. We know that when the air is accelerated, the pressure decreases, which is why the airfoil causes the airplane to lift up (in combination with pressure under the airfoil being relatively changed/high). We also know that altimeters in-flight only read the s...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Dec 24, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted
Replies: 84
Views: 12469

Re: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted

This is the equivalent of a movie that everybody likes but the critics splat with tomatoes. Except not everybody likes it that much. Maybe it's because that blue is cool and the weird pattern at the tail isn't so vicious? I give it a .... C+ -Ditch the pattern -Remove "airways" (making the...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Dec 19, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 535
Views: 85584

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Recall it's not the volume that matters and September is typically relatively quiet compared to the summer. I dunno if that applies to this year's September considering the boost of traffic. Obviously those leisure routes like LAS and arguably MSY tend to have higher loads. Last time JAX, RNO, and M...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 118
Views: 18914

Re: Icelandair new livery

Actually I like this. the varying colors reminds me of Braniff and mexicana (?) whose fleets had various colors. The stripe specifically. After all, the aurora is various colors, not one ;). Having said that, if they also paint the aurora logo the same color as the stripe that would be AWESOME as i...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 118
Views: 18914

Re: Icelandair new livery

Actually I like this. the varying colors reminds me of Braniff and mexicana (?) whose fleets had various colors. The stripe specifically. After all, the aurora is various colors, not one ;). Having said that, if they also paint the aurora logo the same color as the stripe that would be AWESOME as it...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Dec 18, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 16136

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

So to clarify - UA utilizing a 19 passenger electric aircraft needs 2 pilots - are both required to have 1500 hours of flight time? A 9 seat passenger aircraft can operate with one pilot. Does he need a ATP or just a just a 250 hour commercial license? Am I missing something from Kirby's comment th...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 16136

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

There's plenty of skilled pilots who aren't willing to fly those jobs and plenty of unskilled pilots who would be willing to fly those jobs but stuck unable to find a job or get their CFI (yet or ever) like myself. Improve the quality of life or get in contact with pilots early on in their career an...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A319's noise
Replies: 9
Views: 3213

Re: Delta A319's noise

Lol, people can complain about any little sound. Even the a220's whale sound is getting some infamy. Personally I like it. What's next, I don't like the roar of a 767? "The e190 makes a funny sound. It goes 'whooosh', and the neo goes 'fffffff'." Get over it. It's not like it is aggressiv...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Dec 13, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to add logo to winglets
Replies: 83
Views: 15323

Re: American Airlines to add logo to winglets

robleroy121721 wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
Some a320s


Next thing we'll see they're putting the logos on the fenced wingtips...


Actually that wouldn’t be too bad anyways. I would hope it doesn’t look so jagged on the wingtip fences.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to add logo to winglets
Replies: 83
Views: 15323

Re: American Airlines to add logo to winglets

I was hoping this was so low-key it got forgotten and done away with before any public announcement was made that they couldn't back away from. Doesn't this make you glad not /every/ airplane in AA's fleet has winglets ;) ? 787 777 Some a320s It could work but the way they have it now just seems off...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Dec 09, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A319's noise
Replies: 9
Views: 3213

Re: Delta A319's noise

So it's basically a fuel vent sound. Lol, people can complain about any little sound. Even the a220's whale sound is getting some infamy. Personally I like it. What's next, I don't like the roar of a 767? "The e190 makes a funny sound. It goes 'whooosh', and the neo goes 'fffffff'." Get ov...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 535
Views: 85584

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.fox23.com/news/southwest-announces-daily-flight-tulsa-austin/CWLE7GM3KJF7LHLZIO4PWB6GTQ/ Woah 3 carriers on AUS-TUL route. AA and WN 1x daily, G4 2x weekly Dahec is in Tulsa. Actually there is some industry there related to Austin's but I forget. If I were WN I'd cut it. It already serv...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joan Kelleher dies at 89
Replies: 3
Views: 2073

Re: Joan Kelleher dies at 89

May she have the chance to reunite with Herb. Rest in Peace.

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by CarlosSi
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds Seattle
Replies: 58
Views: 10058

Re: Finnair adds Seattle

This is a surprising add. Finnair isn't one of /those/ European airlines that has destinations to every big major city in the US and then some. More like Alitalia (rip) that served just a select few. There's a good O&D market then. When are they resuming SFO which is more important? They only fl...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines
Replies: 27
Views: 5460

Re: Teal Color Inside A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engines

You mean it's not a mint-scent so the jet blast doesn't smell as bad ;) ?

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by CarlosSi
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does AA regret retiring the 767?
Replies: 9
Views: 1828

Re: Does AA regret retiring the 767?

The 767 was very inefficient as a passenger airliner, relatively lots of aisle space and little seating space. Too wide to be a narrow body and too narrow to be a wide body. I'd say they're glad they got rid of them. Ahh yes, the 2-3-2 being great for passengers but bad for the airlines (because of...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through
Replies: 35
Views: 2431

Re: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through

If Benito Juarez was actually going to get replaced as MEX, that would make the list.

Nothing really.

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