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by CallmeJB
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope Clauses Based on Market Type
Replies: 20
Views: 1884

Re: Scope Clauses Based on Market Type

Impilot's thinking on the subject is a little narrow. Sure, pilots would demand something in exchange for scope relief. Adding mainline jobs with a new small narrowbody is one path. How about big raises for mainline pilots and no new narrowbody? Would pilots refuse a big pile of money? More time of...

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by CallmeJB
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope Clauses Based on Market Type
Replies: 20
Views: 1884

Re: Scope Clauses Based on Market Type

One question I have about them is if they are ever based on market type vs seat count or aircraft weight? Impilot's thinking on the subject is a little narrow. Sure, pilots would demand something in exchange for scope relief. Adding mainline jobs with a new small narrowbody is one path. How about b...

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by CallmeJB
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 715
Views: 97763

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I would assume that this is simply office and warehouse space for Atlas contracted maintenance personnel and spare parts inventory. Atlas has leases on spaces like this at airports all over the country, even stations that they don’t serve with Amazon anymore (DFW, CLT). They figure might as well han...

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by CallmeJB
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 715
Views: 97763

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Another round of the rumor mill. I heard the other day that one of the lead loadmasters at ATI was in DEN and MSP recently to train new hire loadmasters and ground staff. Is it just a 3rd party company handling DEN now? Another poster on the last page indicated there was a single CVG-DEN-Somewhere ...

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by CallmeJB
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 34640

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

I am a huge SWA fan but if they are short of aircraft why not reactivate N772SW that has been fully repaired following the Philadelphia accident and Is at VCV and N752SW which is also fully repaired after the Burbank incident and sits at MCI? Because doing that would require mechanics. The problem ...

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by CallmeJB
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14411

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=bos-lax,+bos-msp-lax
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Chuska wrote:
BOS to LAX by way of MSP, yes I would call that a "redirection".

It's not that out of the way; only adds 48 miles to the total distance.

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=bos-lax,+bos-msp-lax

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by CallmeJB
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 715
Views: 97763

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjcandee wrote:
So I'm not sure this filing means that they actually have exercised any warrants.

That all checks out to me. Thanks for the explanation. I stand corrected.

:bigthumbsup:

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by CallmeJB
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 715
Views: 97763

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Anyone know exactly how much stock percentages-wise Amazon currently owns in AAWW and ATSG? Did they ever actually convert any warrants? There would be a press release or SEC filing somewhere if they did. What a timely question. Amazon.com, Inc. just disclosed that they own 8.1% of AAWW common stoc...

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by CallmeJB
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 37410

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

Delta A220 to SLC. You heard it here first.

Probably not. But that would be cool.

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by CallmeJB
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 715
Views: 97763

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Here's what I believe is the currently scheduled Atlas Amazon network: PDX-PHX This seems to be a new one. I have yet to recieve any items from the Portland area, however, I once got an item that took an odd routing via Amazon Logistics from SEA-CVG-PHX. I don't see how that was cheaper than shippi...

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by CallmeJB
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 715
Views: 97763

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Here's what I believe is the currently scheduled Atlas Amazon network: CVG Arrivals: SCK-CVG(x2) TPA-CVG PDX-CVG PHX-CVG IAH-CVG MIA-CVG RFD-CVG SKF-CVG MSP-CVG CVG Departures: CVG-SCK(x2) CVG-TPA(x2) CVG-PDX CVG-PHX CVG-IAH CVG-MIA CVG-RFD CVG-DEN ONT/RIV Arrivals: CVG-ONT RFD-RIV IAH-RIV BWI-RIV H...

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by CallmeJB
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9084

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

I wouldn't think there would be any major impact if everyone knows what they're doing. That's usually the issue in these situations. ANC, MSP, and BGR could get this cold and operations wouldn't be affected. But ORD is: 1. A much larger station 2. With personnel that are not used to operating in th...

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by CallmeJB
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62203

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Can anyone tell me why what looks to be a private 762 is parked at the Million Air FBO in SYR and who might be the owner My guess is that's an Eastern/Swift/Dynamic 762 in town to take some Syracuse fans or the band down to the bowl game in Orlando. The game is on Friday, so I would assume that the...

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by CallmeJB
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I have forgotten the exact timeline, but last time: the ATSG flying for Amazon was announced first, and then about a month later the AAWH flying was announced. For whatever reason, AAWH likes to keep customer agreements closer to the chest. The worst kept secret right now is that Amazon wants 737-8...

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by CallmeJB
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. I've enjoyed these threads for the past two years, and look forward to next year's.

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by CallmeJB
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I have forgotten the exact timeline, but last time: the ATSG flying for Amazon was announced first, and then about a month later the AAWH flying was announced. For whatever reason, AAWH likes to keep customer agreements closer to the chest. The worst kept secret right now is that Amazon wants 737-80...

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by CallmeJB
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

So I guess DFW ops will eventually shift to AFW with the new regional hub? https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/business/Amazon-Air-to-Hire-Hundreds-at-New-Alliance-Airport-Hub-502487152.html One would assume so. But then again, Amazon is now operating LA basin ops from ONT and RIV. They say RIV is "te...

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by CallmeJB
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38619

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

I'm shocked that after Southwest 1455 (the infamous picture of the WN 737 next to the Chevron gas station sign) most arrivals continue to use BUR's shorter Runway 8. Runway 15/33 has an extra thousand feet of pavement to work with. Is terrain that much of an issue for approaching aircraft, or is th...

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by CallmeJB
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Reading that article, I figured the 'future tense' was a matter of financial reports. Morgan Stanley is doing market analysis of FedEx and UPS based on 3Q results. In the 3Q, there were still at least three aircraft to be delivered. Looking forward to 4Q results, MS predicts that UPS and FedEx reven...

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by CallmeJB
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country passengers stranded in Mexico file a federal lawsuit.
Replies: 55
Views: 9898

Re: Sun Country passengers stranded in Mexico file a federal lawsuit.

If most of these pax were booked through a hotel/travel agency, then why aren't they responsible for the rebooking?

They have more to do with the way this event was handled than the government does.

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by CallmeJB
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

N1487A, one of the Atlas aircraft flying for Amazon Air, did a round-trip yesterday from MIA-LGB and back, with a 9500 flight number. Relief supplies? Qualification flight? Maybe interesting, maybe just a one-off. https://www.geekwire.com/2018/jeff-bezos-unveils-amazon-prime-airs-flying-tribute-vet...

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by CallmeJB
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18271

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

I thought it was a 16kt crosswind, with a 20 degree tailwind component. That's a lot different and better than a 16kt tailwind. Did I miss something?

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by CallmeJB
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

What is Atlas's pilot situation? Are you implying that they are under-staffed or under-using assets due to staffing?

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by CallmeJB
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Re: Moving to March ARB Very interesting. Amazon was certainly developing a large presence at ONT; too bad it all couldn't fit right now. RIV is only 20 minutes away by car, and certainly has the airport infrastructure (runways 13,300 by 200 feet) to handle the business. The question is whether Ama...

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by CallmeJB
Thu May 17, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

N1013A arrived in CVG in full Prime Air livery. Yep, the BCFs arrive painted. I had thought that 1013A would be going into service for Amazon. So the fact that it's in the livery confirms that; thanks KCVGSpotter! I'm not clear on the reason that Atlas numbers some of its all-white non-Amazon 767-3...

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by CallmeJB
Wed May 02, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27896

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Not sure if that is addressed to me, If so I’m missing your point No question the 757/ 67 has more redundancy than the 737. I spent 11 years flying both aircraft in the right and left seats though. I would not want to fly in a 737 to HNL or across the pond Nope not directly addressed at you, just u...

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by CallmeJB
Tue May 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27896

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

It sounds like we are saying the same thing: it’s a trickier question than merely counting the number of redundancies. Look at fly by wire, for instance. Without manual reversion the aircraft need more redundancies. When it comes to the Hydraulic systems, yes. The additional redundancies to account...

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by CallmeJB
Tue May 01, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27896

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I believe the 737 will keep the APU running for these ETOPS flights providing some electrical redundancy Like I said, that airframe is fine for the relatively short leg west coast to HNL. But there is still no backup after those three generators go. Electrics: 767: 2 engine generators, 1 APU genera...

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by CallmeJB
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27896

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

What redundancies do the 75/76 have that, say, a 321NEO lacks? I would have to talk to a 737 or A320 typed guy and compare... . So you don't know, do you? Yet you stated it as fact. Well, he didn't know details but he inferred, as a professional. He inferred that neither of those aircraft has a Hyd...

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by CallmeJB
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27896

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

The early models of the 737 were designed for shorter flights. However as they have evolved, like us humans did. What they could accomplish has increased with technology. Otherwise we would be waiting a week of more for your response to this. After all we did not have telephones or computer network...

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by CallmeJB
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27896

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Your point is well taken regarding "stories" but none the less a number of 737-800's have made the PDX fuel stop enroute to SEA. It a contingency or redispatch operation probably 98% of the time. Another poster used the critical scenario plan as he norm, but in fact the loss of pressuriza...

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by CallmeJB
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27896

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

No, but given range issues due to fuel I wouldn’t feel comfortable being down an engine and flying lower altitude with higher fuel burn or even the added drag. I’d imagine any issue on a mainland-Hawaii flight to the likes of the WN issue would have resulted in a major tragedy. Fuel for overwater f...

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by CallmeJB
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Thanks for the info, JB. This slow and careful expansion of the Amazon network this year is one reason that I am dubious about the pesky rumours that Amazon is going to order 40-60 new 767Fs. I share your dubious feelings. Amazon seems to be doing quite well with the 30ish aircraft fleet they have ...

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by CallmeJB
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.
Replies: 61
Views: 14202

Re: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.

FrmrKSEngr wrote:
V8-ALI ferried to Marana this past March, after being stored in Hamburg for a year. Gently used 26 year old with GE engines.

V8-ALI is a 747-400, not a 767.

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by CallmeJB
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

1511A is available as a spare to Amazon right now, and is available to Amazon if they choose to expand their schedule or network. If Amazon does not choose to utilize 1511A, I wouldn't be surprised to see Atlas use it in the existing South America network. Next out on the schedule is N1013A, schedul...

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by CallmeJB
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

All of the Atlas Amazon 767s are ETOPS certified. The fleet has maintained ETOPS certification since the beginning based on Amazon indicating (at some point, to somebody) that extended overwater and international routes would be a growth opportunity someday. Now it looks like that decision is paying...

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by CallmeJB
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

So...an interesting GTI flight tonight on N1997A, a Prime Air aircraft. ONT-HNL. GTI3598. ... Anyway, this was interesting to me. Something different in what otherwise has been a very-stable state of things these days. This is a new regularly scheduled Prime Air route. With the delivery of N1427A l...

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by CallmeJB
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

wjcandee wrote:
Does Atlas have the training/certification to do CATIII autolands on its 767s? I know ABX does.

Yes, Atlas is CAT II/III trained and certified on all of its 767s.

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by CallmeJB
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107742

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
FWIW - Atlas Air has purchased from ILFC LN 595 (ex-VIM Airlines). It has been sitting @HHN since Oct-17. Now re-registered N662GT. May or may no go to Amazon.

That will be a passenger bird. Replacing N661GT.

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by CallmeJB
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s
Replies: 43
Views: 12618

Re: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s

You know an airframe is getting old once American and Allegiant start trying to get as many as possible.

:lol:

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by CallmeJB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting
Replies: 85
Views: 9696

Re: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting

Did I see her pick up her purse at :25 in that video?

Uh, no honey. One (1) personal item only. This whole discussion is moot.

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by CallmeJB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai runway to close for 6 weeks in 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 5876

Re: Dubai runway to close for 6 weeks in 2019

notaxonrotax wrote:
Oh, so they need another couple of A380`s full of underpaid construction workers from India and Sri Lanka.
Or would the locals build this one, for once?

No Tax On Rotax

They won't be building anything with locals if this will fall over Ramadan.

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by CallmeJB
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 21008

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

Didn't UA pay a bunch of money as a sponsor for Team USA? I'm sure UA was more than a little upset that the first thing a gold medal squad did was tweet about how they're flying Delta. I'm surprised Delta didn't respond with "If you wanted an upgrade, maybe you should have accepted us as a spon...

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by CallmeJB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying the owner of this 737?
Replies: 22
Views: 7185

Re: Mystery Jet

Interesting L2 door on that 737.....

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by CallmeJB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay
Replies: 34
Views: 7527

Re: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay

People bemoaning this as "the worst air travel experience" have pretty short memories. This was one flight. Remember when multiple flights were parked, full of pax, for six + hours without giving anybody a chance to get off?

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by CallmeJB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A321 double jetway usage
Replies: 37
Views: 7330

Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

I always thought the L2 door on the A321 was smaller than the L1 door and that the L2 door was an emergency exit only. Having jetways for both the front and rear doors would be great, but of course it should be a jetway where there is very little chance of damaging the aircraft in case of malfuncti...

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by CallmeJB
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 13416

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

barney captain wrote:
Agreed, the overhead is probably the biggest relic. Wrt track up, I think that's a customer option.

All Boeing aircraft that I’ve operated (744/8, 75, 76, 77) have track up, so I think it’s standard.

Still, it could be my operator’s option.

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by CallmeJB
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 321312

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Atlas is planning to start ONT-HNL-ONT in April with a 763 for Amazon.

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by CallmeJB
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 61
Views: 18494

Re: Update on Delta MD-88/90 retirements

Whose property? Delta's or Aeromexico's? Delta. Notice the thread is about D-E-L-T-A. D-E-L-T-A spells Delta, not aeromexico. You missed a sly reference, there. It was subtle, but it was good. He was referring to the rumors that Delta had made an agreement with Aeromexico to move Delta's initial C-...

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by CallmeJB
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 321312

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Ah ha, now that is a good point. That picture above of the full ramp was taken on a Saturday or Sunday. Those are the days when all (most) of the DHL North America domestic aircraft are in CVG during the day (plus the Amazon day-sort aircraft are there). The DHL aircraft arrive Friday night and don'...

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