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by GlobalAirways
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private / VIP DC10?
Replies: 3
Views: 1454

Re: Private / VIP DC10?

I don't think there has been a DC-10 that was heavily modified for Luxury VIP service only.

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by GlobalAirways
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 81983

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

VCVSpotter wrote:
GlobalAirways wrote:
I saw the Northrop Grumman Stargazerl L-1011 flying out of SBD and circling last month. I video taped it from the 10 Really cool!


Was quite a sight to see arriving at MHV.


Do you know if that is the last flight or do we have a few more?

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by GlobalAirways
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 81983

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

I saw the Northrop Grumman Stargazerl L-1011 flying out of SBD and circling last month. I video taped it from the 10 Really cool!

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by GlobalAirways
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958
Replies: 15
Views: 3512

Re: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958

Thank you for sharing. Really cool to see how things have changed. I didn't see any HVAC systems on the roof?

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by GlobalAirways
Thu May 21, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61220

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

How quickly things can change. Just a year ago we were talking about the 787's going to KLM and now this...

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by GlobalAirways
Wed May 20, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11349

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

My two ¢'s... 1) If passengers are high risk (or someone they love) then don't fly. The same goes for crew. 2) What they are wearing does not truly protect them. 3) High-end/premium airlines will suffer the most if they cannot provide a differentiated service from the LCC's. 4) How uncomfortable for...

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by GlobalAirways
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99320

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Does anyone know if airlines are using this time to get any maintenance done? Not sure if they could do it and still keep 6 feet distance? Does anyone have a list of current in service fleet sizes for the majors during this period? I was shocked to see the flight arrivals at LAX yesterday...

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by GlobalAirways
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?
Replies: 43
Views: 13884

Re: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?

Some of those planes may not return so it's already there... It's cheaper and the dry weather is less corrosive.

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by GlobalAirways
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182686

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

IDK if it was a coincidence or due to the virus, but I bought my business class tickets to Europe for my Summer vacation on Friday and it was so cheap, I almost fell out of my chair, couldn't believe it! It was the same price as what Premium Economy was when I checked two weeks earlier. Needless to ...

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by GlobalAirways
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22118

Re: Cargo facts: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

They should and it will be an excellent freight aircraft. Maybe the six wheel trucks for main gear on the 900 body?

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by GlobalAirways
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ariana Afghan Airlines issues RFP to purchase six planes
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

Re: Ariana Afghan Airlines issues RFP to purchase six planes

scbriml wrote:
Certainly seems odd to go for 2 A332 and 2 B763 rather than 4 of one or the other.

Maybe it has to do with what's available to them and what they need.

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by GlobalAirways
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21655

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Maybe the sky will be red... Maybe I'll win the Lottery too!

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by GlobalAirways
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14597

Re: Report: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying

Not a surprise. Just like the pressure SWA has put on Boeing to keep reengineering a 737 airframe that is outdated. There is a culture of between the FAA and SWA along with Boeing that have caused these problems-and you wonder why they have the bad safety record!!!! Bad safety record? Give this rea...

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by GlobalAirways
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 54953

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

I would like to see Chicago and/or Dallas on American and Atlanta on Delta.

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by GlobalAirways
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?
Replies: 81
Views: 14844

Re: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbii ?

aumaverick wrote:
scbriml wrote:
Lone Ranger mask?!?!? :spit:

It's a raccoon mask!


Trash Panda. Image


This is how Frontier should paint planes!

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by GlobalAirways
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22764

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

IMHO... Some of the airlines see the value in Skytrax as advertising because they support it, otherwise I doubt they would be as prevalent. I'm not saying I think they are the gold standard and I think most of us airgeeks on this site already have our personal favorites and opinions. As a side note,...

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by GlobalAirways
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures Raise Specter of Fake Evidence in 737 Max Crash Probe
Replies: 68
Views: 12240

Re: Pictures Raise Specter of Fake Evidence in 737 Max Crash Probe

All settlements between Airlines and Manufacturer will be closed door...

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by GlobalAirways
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19
Replies: 45
Views: 13888

Re: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19

that would then ferry empty from LAX to VCV to its final resting place. Luckily for OJU, unlike her recent sisters, VCV won't be her final resting place and she has another carrier, and a very interesting one at that, in her next chapter in life after she gets several modifications done. I'm going ...

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by GlobalAirways
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republic pilot punches female co-worker
Replies: 51
Views: 11016

Re: Republic pilot punches female co-worker

I would be interested to know the percentage of males vs. females on A.net. I'm going to go out on a limb here based on these comments and guess that it's mostly males.

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by GlobalAirways
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 11946

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

They should end it with Taxi's too! As an LA native I will choose: BUR, SNA, LGB or ONT for domestic but am SOL when it comes to international and these ride shares and taxis really add to the already congested mess. I think with the next phase in the remodel they should address this...

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by GlobalAirways
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongolian acquires 787
Replies: 19
Views: 5374

Re: MIAT Mongolian acquires 787

It'll be LAX

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by GlobalAirways
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to unveil 77W with Star Wars livery
Replies: 12
Views: 2761

Re: LATAM to unveil 77W with Star Wars livery

I like it! Great job!

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by GlobalAirways
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN
Replies: 85
Views: 9461

Re: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN

SAN-SBP is already well served by Amtrak. Not sure who’ll fly this route who isn’t connecting. Those who would choose not to drive would be better off taking the train. Guessing you're not familiar with West Coast train travel. San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to San Luis Obispo: 8 hours, 31 minutes And ...

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by GlobalAirways
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 8191

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

Oh yeah and don't forget Bouraq Indonesia Airlines. Burāq was a unicorn that according to the Ḥadīth flew prophet Mohammad around.

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by GlobalAirways
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182271

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Interesting that TF-GAY went to TK as TC-LOL "GAY" to "LOL" not sure if that was intentional or a coincidence?

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by GlobalAirways
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 12249

Re: Lufthansa A330 hit at FRA

So first of all, this driver had a heart attack, but good job blaming him, would like to see you acting in such a situation. First do your research & then blame others. Thank you! Secondly, in general, we do not know what happened. As the "vehicle" is attached to the right side of the...

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by GlobalAirways
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120kg of gold worth USD 40mm stolen from GRU in broad daylight
Replies: 13
Views: 4049

Re: 120kg of gold worth USD 40mm stolen from GRU in broad daylight

Not exactly. Today's exchange rate BRLxUSD is 3,80 so local authorities reported around BRL 150mm stolen which makes around USD 40mm. Well then they must have stolen more than 120kg of gold or the value is way off, as the current gold price is around $46,000USD per KG According to news reportit was...

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by GlobalAirways
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 21362

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Hello all, I'm a mechanic on the 737 MAX final assembly in Renton, Washington. A Fiji Airways 737 MAX-8 has been making its way down the assembly line with installation plans (the build authority) that doesn't include most of the standard quality inspections MAX's receive. Boeing has three quality ...

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by GlobalAirways
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 12889

Re: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year

I've never really understood how this whole thing works. Is it based on statistics or subjective review? Also, how can an airline be rated 5 star but stand at #28 on the top 100. I'm really asking because I can't figure it out?

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by GlobalAirways
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 9610

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

It will be interesting to see how they price (value) those "add-on" features into the total fare. IMHO this take the fun out of business class if it is too high $$$. A very easy way to put people in those awful middle seats.

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by GlobalAirways
Fri May 31, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second Tier Airports
Replies: 15
Views: 2778

Re: Second Tier Airports

I can only speak for myself, but I love flying out of BUR and LGB, they are both convenient and LGB is pretty swanky for being small... I almost always find LGB to be the cheapest to the Bay Area and LAS. ONT was a lot cheaper for my two last minute flights to Florida and parking onsite is cheap the...

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by GlobalAirways
Wed May 29, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss A340 dumping fuel over South France
Replies: 15
Views: 4825

Re: Edelweiss A340 dumping fuel over South France

Nothing worse than a leisure airline with few back up planes (available) going mechanical en-route to a vacation...

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by GlobalAirways
Thu May 16, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 21529

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

I think Pepsi has a very noticeable metallic aftertaste at high altitude (regular and unleaded).

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by GlobalAirways
Wed May 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian
Replies: 43
Views: 6463

Re: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian

N14AZ wrote:
helloemile wrote:
I need some words of comfort.

What about going through our picture database for comfort:


:duck: :duck: :duck:

Seriously, I wouldn't be concerned at all...


You're terrible Muriel!

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by GlobalAirways
Mon May 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5697

Re: New United Safety Video

It's good to change things up. I remember the first time I watched the Virgin America Safety Video. I thought how cool and edgy, but after a year I was bored.

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by GlobalAirways
Mon May 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 21221

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Of course, but Private Equity (PE) is not about making a good airline better. PE's sole purpose is to create profit for its investors within a short time frame 1 to 5 years on average. The sole purpose of a publicly-traded company is making profit for shareholders, in that regard no different than ...

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by GlobalAirways
Mon May 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 21221

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

There is only ONE reason a private equity firm is buying WestJet: TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK. I expect the following scenario: 1) Sell of non-performing assets. 2) Load up WestJet will billions of debt 3) Get a positive investment return as soon as possible ($10B minimum) 4) Sell airline back to market, ...

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by GlobalAirways
Mon May 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 21221

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

There is only ONE reason a private equity firm is buying WestJet: TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK. I expect the following scenario: 1) Sell of non-performing assets. 2) Load up WestJet will billions of debt 3) Get a positive investment return as soon as possible ($10B minimum) 4) Sell airline back to market, ...

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by GlobalAirways
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 381708

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

It's fine, and that's OK because anytime you do something "WOW!" half of the people will hate it... I just don't understand why the color purple? It's not an eye catching color, I don't look at it first, but whatever, who cares.

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by GlobalAirways
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 398
Views: 124141

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300'S in 2019

AMollenhauer9 wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
More ex Air Berlin fleet by any chance, or were those all 332's ?


Those were all A330-200s. I've heard these aircraft will be coming from SQ.


I would have to agree with you, probably in great condition, low miles... (kicks tires)...

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by GlobalAirways
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jewel Terminal at SIN
Replies: 51
Views: 7637

Re: New Jewel Terminal

If I was stressed out by travel this would certainly help calm my nerves... Are the gates behind the trees?

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by GlobalAirways
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 49439

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Elshad wrote:
Good sign. Means the authorities won’t accept a quick software patch or other half-assed fix.


A longer wait may give the general public more confidence (perception) in the repair and airworthiness of the plane, manufacturer and FAA even if the quick-fix could be done now and work fine.

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by GlobalAirways
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 162
Views: 43758

Re: Garuda may cancel remaining orders of 737 MAX

wedgetail737 wrote:
downdata wrote:
Unlike Lion air which is threatening to convert, Garuda is looking for a way out for new aircrafts they never needed.


Isn't Garuda broke anyway?


They have funding concerns...

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by GlobalAirways
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the Big4 Airlines Were Broken Up, What Could a 5th Look Like?
Replies: 41
Views: 4035

Re: If the Big4 Airlines Were Broken Up, What Could a 5th Look Like?

IPFreely wrote:
Just take a hub from each airline and give it to another airline? This site gets crazier every day.


Right, "what if the sky was red?"

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by GlobalAirways
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 19057

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

Chemist wrote:
Channex757 wrote:
Luke1994 wrote:
Oh my. It looks like a whorehouse. Not that I would know what one looks like...

You, sir, just won the Internet for the day


I suspect there's a lot more room for the patrons in a whorehouse.


But in both instances someone will still complain about knee pain... :)

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