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by hic787
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 11611

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

Calling it now.. this won't end well.

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by hic787
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 138
Views: 14839

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Is MVA the official last aircraft to be delivered to Mount Cook Airline before the consolidation?

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by hic787
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 3804

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

#1 - Airline seats absorb any and all flatulence

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by hic787
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept
Replies: 76
Views: 12382

Re: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept

Took one of these from CDG to LAX back in '05.. great time!

Loved the comfy configuration and the interior (good for the time!). These jets will be missed, but the weak must make way for the strong!

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by hic787
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can existing 737MAX airframes be deMAXed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2270

Re: Can existing 737MAX airframes be deMAXed?

The NG and the Max have heaps of subtle differences - so de-maxxing would just not be viable or possible really. In the minuscule chance they never fly again, they'll be scrapped.

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by hic787
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 345
Views: 36323

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

NZ516 wrote:
The North Shore airport runway is too short for the Saab at only 791m. I would think Whenuapai would be the better option to look into for a second airport serving Auckland.


The runway at NZNE is also only about 8 meters wide

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by hic787
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21893

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

usdcaguy wrote:
RJ masquerading as a mainline aircraft. Three-abreast on one side with tiny armrests and very narrow seats. Way too uncomfortable for YUL-SEA.


You've never been on one, have you?

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by hic787
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 14321

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

Yeah not all of us are USA/United dedicants! Seperate thread is appreciated.

Did they only have the Max -9 on order previously?

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by hic787
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 31063

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

The corn really softened the landing!

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by hic787
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 99170

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Unlikely at the moment, but hope to see expansion from AKL. Year-round to LAX and DFW could be a winner

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by hic787
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Masters in Aviation Management---confusion which college?
Replies: 16
Views: 3554

Re: Masters in Aviation Management---confusion which college?

N766UA wrote:
I’d recommend getting a degree in something else.


I'm an undergraduate in Aviation Management currently - can I ask why?

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by hic787
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12834

Re: Qantas launches BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD

log0008 wrote:
I now have had confirmation AA will launch MEL-LAX 3 weekly increasing to 5 weekly in peak seasons. This will replace QF95/96


Source?

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by hic787
Thu May 30, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to launch Newark-Seville next year
Replies: 47
Views: 11123

Re: United to launch Newark-Seville next year

TrafficCop wrote:
Great a new place to get a good Haircut!!!!


Yup, gonna need to hear the backstory to this one!

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by hic787
Wed May 29, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of aircraft lavatories
Replies: 19
Views: 2890

Re: Fear of aircraft lavatories

I totally understand! But rest assured, you honestly have nothing to worry about. The doors are designed in such a way where the lock just won't get stuck. In the *extremely* unlikely scenario where the lock does get jammed, the cabin crew have the ability to open the door from the outside using a h...

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by hic787
Wed May 29, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Systemwide Outage
Replies: 4
Views: 1690

Re: AC Systemwide Outage

Look like a few pax will be vexed! Could've happened at far more inconvenient times, however.

I'd love to know kind of system these huge companies rely on - any ideas as to how long it'll be down?

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by hic787
Wed May 29, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: the current korean air safety video is very old
Replies: 18
Views: 1968

Re: the current korean air safety video is very old

It it ain't broke, don't fix it! If there were any safety concerns with taking delivery of a new aircraft the procedures the in the video, it would have changed. Safety is not only any airlines priority, it would be highly regulated within any nation, including Korea. Cleary KE has its eye set on bi...

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by hic787
Sun May 26, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6058

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

Will these be -10ER's?

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by hic787
Fri May 17, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka
Replies: 7
Views: 4982

Re: Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka

Just another day of spoofs and goofs in the US airline industry!

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by hic787
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 367793

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

ocaviation wrote:
ryanrap1 wrote:
When will the actual new livery be revealed?


The event starts tomorrow at 12 PM Chicago time.


Will the event be live-streamed, perchance? Can't wait to sink my teeth into this updated scheme.

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by hic787
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do most trip reports (websites/youtube) feature only J or F class?
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Why do most trip reports (websites/youtube) feature only J or F class?

Because showing showing the $15k A380 suite gets clicks! Very good trip reporting youtube account is "SimplyAviation", they do mostly economy reviews without all the bumf of commentary and dull background music - highly recommend!

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by hic787
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31401

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national ... ve-on-time
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Search underway for ZK-EAP, operated by Ardmore flying school, in the Kaimanawa Ranges. Took off from PMR for TUO yesterday evening and lost contact while descending for Taupo.

https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national ... ve-on-time

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by hic787
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9
Replies: 29
Views: 8444

Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9

Samoa's national carrier will not go ahead with the lease of a new Boeing 737 max 9 aircraft according to the prime minister. https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/385302/samoa-rules-out-leasing-a-new-boeing-737-max-9-aircraft http://mrcaviation.blogspot.com/2019/03/samoa-airways-upda...

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by hic787
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 344
Views: 33835

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/new ... 1yXG3_SthA

Fly My Sky's new Whangarei Service not off to a great start.... ''a couple of flights had had no passengers but bookings were picking up".
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/new ... 1yXG3_SthA

Fly My Sky's new Whangarei Service not off to a great start.... ''a couple of flights had had no passengers but bookings were picking up".

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