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by LAXdenizen
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Libyan Arab Air Cargo Antonov An-124 destroyed at Tripoli
Replies: 7
Views: 2605

Re: AN-124 Destroyed

How long had this An-124 been in service with Libya? Does it go back to Gaddhafi? I'm surprised it's lasted this long.

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by LAXdenizen
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11597

Re: Delta luggage abuse

Wow. Just wow. If Delta hired the 'third party' or decided to subcontract out its business, then it still makes it Delta's business! Own it! If it is indeed a third party to blame, that is between Delta and the third party, not between the passenger and the third party. It's like a mad dash here to ...

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by LAXdenizen
Fri May 24, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16423

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

This nonsense with the max 8 max 8 is getting really stupid. 99% of the public have no idea what kinda airplane they are flying. It’s the news media who is making a big deal about this. Big deal 2 max crashed. Do you know how many 707/272/dc10 and other types of airliners crash for us to enjoy the ...

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by LAXdenizen
Mon May 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 9618

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Any pricing information of 748F?

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by LAXdenizen
Wed May 15, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 23072

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

As a US citizen, it is puzzling to me that BA would sell a product called "Afternoon Tea" sans tea. It's even more head scratching that Britain's flagship carrier - for some people the first impression of Britain - would convolute the most British of traditions.

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by LAXdenizen
Fri May 10, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10960

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

They should keep one these (better without hushkits) for demonstration purposes. Would be good to show to the NIMBY's how far we come with the aircraft noise in these days. A Trident with 3 of these engines would do even better! Let take one of them take off and after this a 787 or 350. That would ...

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by LAXdenizen
Thu May 09, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 5669

Re: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?

Avianca?

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by LAXdenizen
Tue May 07, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35605

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

I'm laughing at the amount of denial in this thread that Boeing is not in crisis. The bar for that is set quite high by some! Although they are not in direct threat of financial bankruptcy and would probably be bailed out anyhow, it's pretty clear by now the company is in fact morally bankrupt. The...

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by LAXdenizen
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7633

Re: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops

While I always defer to WN for all domestic travel, i will give AS my priority in the near term. Congratulations to the employees!

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by LAXdenizen
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 12879

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

I've been on Anet for close to 20 years now, and I never knew - or saw a thread - about the last two digits being the customer code. Maybe everyone complained for the thread to be closed because "THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN COVERED" and the topic disappeared. I am glad I finally learned this tod...

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by LAXdenizen
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363325

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

This new United livery is as interim a design as current livery. This is kicking-the-can until something better comes along. Meanwhile, United doesn't have to re-logo everything down to the cocktail napkins.

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by LAXdenizen
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716446

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

A key sensor had been wrecked, possibly by a bird strike. As soon as they retracted the landing gear, flaps and slats, it began to feed faulty data into the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), designed to prevent stalls. If a bird strike can knock out one of the sensors, couldn'...

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by LAXdenizen
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 20061

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

This seat is intended ONLY to become the new base fare. The current cattle car seats will be considered upgrades in 10 years.

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by LAXdenizen
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4089

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

My home airport is LAX. I think I'm safe for a bit to see 747s. Although, it seems as if more A380s fly there... Anyone have numbers? Lightsaber I stop for every pax 747 flying overhead (I'm mid-city LA), knowing they will soon be a memory. LH748, KL744 & BA744 is all I see now. Haven't seen a ...

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by LAXdenizen
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA ranked last or next to last for 10 years in WSJ Airline rankings.
Replies: 18
Views: 2564

Re: AA ranked last or next to last for 10 years in WSJ Airline rankings.

The rankings reflect my experiences over the last 10 years as well.

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by LAXdenizen
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video
Replies: 54
Views: 8340

Re: Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video

Those men were big - some clearly drunk. The FA's couldn't have done anything successful with physical restraint of the offenders.

Having traveled on Scoot several times, the singular lasting impression I have of the FA's is that they are nothing but unfriendly trash collectors.

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by LAXdenizen
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10268

Re: LY Announces TLV-LAS

shadez wrote:
The Sheldon Adelson Express...

^ This is it exactly.

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by LAXdenizen
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8377

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

787 looks so much better in the air than on the ground.

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by LAXdenizen
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 18041

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

I don't see a single lead-in line in this photo which means they had to have been way off the planned lead-in line. It appears it was supposed to be going into F28. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Nop5oqCRwak Looks like there's an F28L and an F-28R. The F28L line looks incredibly close to the buil...

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by LAXdenizen
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air network and long haul fleet post-747SP
Replies: 13
Views: 3264

Iran Air network and long haul fleet post-747SP

With the SP's gone, how has Iran Air adjusted it's network and long haul fleet? I see that past SP destinations like Bangkok, Tokyo, Caracas are no longer offered. Is that a result of the SP retirements alongside of the inability to secure new Boeing, Airbus aircraft?

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by LAXdenizen
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 75
Views: 16806

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

Atrocious. This livery is just begging for attention without having earned it. The previous livery was attractive and balanced.

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by LAXdenizen
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 30220

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

A quick search for seats in mid-Oct in Premium Economy on EWR-SIN is $1,349/rt. That, to me, seems like a great deal for travel on a new aircraft, a great airline, all-premium configuration with comparatively few passengers.

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by LAXdenizen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 77
Views: 12277

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

This proposal is to capture the Chinese tourists. Eastern Europe has not reaped the benefits/ onslaught of Chinese tourism money currently being spread through Western Europe.

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by LAXdenizen
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9357

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Just out of curiosity, how exactly does preventing non-ticketed pax from accessing the airside make things any safer? It wouldn’t have done a thing to stop the events of 9/11. What exactly was the reasoning behind this move? It just makes the TSA screening that much more busy and stressful. Unneces...

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by LAXdenizen
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9357

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

I just want to ask because I wasn't old enough when 9/11 happened... what was it like photographing airliners back then? I've heard of stories where spotting planes was very easy and hassle-free at most airports. Quite a few even had observation decks or dedicated areas to watch planes. Then 9/11 h...

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by LAXdenizen
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 30870

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

Beautiful livery! And yes, I definitely get a Braniff feel.

Regaring the ANA Couch section in the rear of the lower deck: Is this "couch" (comprising 4 seats) intended for only one person? Is the pricing less than a J-class seat? I assume the service would be standard economy.

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by LAXdenizen
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways fleet question
Replies: 12
Views: 2079

Re: Thai airways fleet question

Thai really retired their 2x 734's? I just flew one in June BKK-USM. It was an incredible flight as there were maybe 30 people on board. The interior was a flashback to 1978 and in perfect order. Seat pitch and legroom was remarkable, and superior to what Economy Plus is now.

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by LAXdenizen
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 23726

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

Re: Damage to the bridge

It's going to be MONTHS if not a year+ to get that bridge fixed prior to the resumption of vehicular and train service.

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by LAXdenizen
Fri May 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4791

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

Is there a separate switch for the tail illumination lights (managed by the cockpit), or are they on the same circuit as the other navigation lights? I mean, you wouldn't see the tail illumination int the daytime, but I can't imagine there's a "turn on tail illumination lights" in the pre-...

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by LAXdenizen
Wed May 09, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7602

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

I did not see any overwing slides deployed. Is that a design feature of the MD-90 and are you expected to drop off the rear of the wing? If that is the case, then I can see why passengers are huddled atop the wing.

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by LAXdenizen
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 31798

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Geez. Look at everyone already making their determinations on a segment that hasn't even aired. Just wait until Sunday, watch, then make your predertermined comments. I am certainly looking forward to a perspective on Allegiant that isn't from a.net. Be sure to watch carefully on Sunday and let us ...

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by LAXdenizen
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 31798

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Geez. Look at everyone already making their determinations on a segment that hasn't even aired. Just wait until Sunday, watch, then make your predertermined comments.

I am certainly looking forward to a perspective on Allegiant that isn't from a.net.

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by LAXdenizen
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 21732

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

cirrusdragoon wrote:
She is totally culpable for her own actions. Sorry sally, you don’t get a free pass for ignorance.


Geez. I love the armchair "law and order" guys. $500 is excessive for an apple that her airline brought from France.

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by LAXdenizen
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 23072

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

What will be the shorthand designation for the 787-10?
781? That doesn't look or sound appropriate.

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by LAXdenizen
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN
Replies: 25
Views: 6917

Re: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcRRnMFlLLY
A special thanks to Youtube user LindyFlight- San Diego Spotting for posting this!


Thank you, that was a beautifully edited video!
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787fan8 wrote:
Here’s a video of the landing and takeoff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcRRnMFlLLY
A special thanks to Youtube user LindyFlight- San Diego Spotting for posting this!


Thank you, that was a beautifully edited video!

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by LAXdenizen
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?
Replies: 48
Views: 7499

Re: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?

I regularly see the Raytheon 727 in/ out of LAX. The silhouette is damn striking compared with anything else in the sky. Probably the best LAX spotting moment currently.

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by LAXdenizen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freighter Conversion Up in 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2433

Re: Freighter Conversion Up in 2017

I'm surprised there was a passenger (I'm assuming it was a passenger) version of the A300 available to be converted. Which airlines are still flying pax A300? Mahan? Iran Air?

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by LAXdenizen
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 17025

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

Flew UA 777 EWR-LAX last week. Was really stoked to finally fly transcon widebody again (the last time being Delta 762 ATL-ONT in 1983).

Well, was happy until sitting on the tarmac for 4 hours due to frozen lavatories. 4 stinking hours. No AVOD, no free WiFi, no free drinks. No recompense whatsoever.

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by LAXdenizen
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Attention EWR and SAN: DL 744 Inbound*
Replies: 17
Views: 3442

Re: *Attention EWR and SAN: DL 744 Inbound*

I went to the Flight Path Museum event with N666US yesterday. Great turnout and the crew participating in the event were all wonderful. Captain Allen spoke for hours, answered every question and provided interesting stories and anecdotes. Visitors got to visit every nook and cranny of that bird. The...

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by LAXdenizen
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 5271

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

Just visited GoogleMaps as I had never been to or seen FLG before. The current aerial view is quite telling as to the popularity of FLG. I couldn't find even one aircraft, save for about 5 stored 152's.

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by LAXdenizen
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?
Replies: 14
Views: 8990

Re: Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?

Is the Thomas Cook a330/340 toilets in Y? I would view the inclusion of a downstairs toilet to be a passenger-first amenity, and would value such an airline higher, particularly if it was offered in Y. I would pay more to be on such an aircraft/ airline. I find the passenger cabin to be much happier...

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by LAXdenizen
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 8072

Re: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft

Ekranoplan, anyone?

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