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by acjbbj
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam TATL 2020?
Replies: 61
Views: 9788

Re: Skyteam TATL 2020?

Would like to see CDG-PDX and CDG-PHX

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by acjbbj
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there SO MANY flights between Moscow and China!?
Replies: 11
Views: 3192

Re: Why are there SO MANY flights between Moscow and China!?

We're talking about the 1st and 9th most populous countries in the world which happen to border each other, have a lot of tourism both ways, extensive business ties and on top of that, Moscow, Shanghai and Beijing are huge cities. I'm also sure Chinese carriers have relatively unrestricted access t...

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by acjbbj
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there SO MANY flights between Moscow and China!?
Replies: 11
Views: 3192

Re: Why are there SO MANY flights between Moscow and China!?

We're talking about the 1st and 9th most populous countries in the world which happen to border each other, have a lot of tourism both ways, extensive business ties and on top of that, Moscow, Shanghai and Beijing are huge cities. I'm also sure Chinese carriers have relatively unrestricted access t...

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by acjbbj
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes
Replies: 20
Views: 3492

Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

But there is a better way: https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Pan-American-World-Airways Click 747 and there they are. All 65 of them :lol: I considered your way before posting, however it doesn't give a current status of the airframe, unless you click on each and every 65 that, btw, include all...

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by acjbbj
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if Delta began Warsaw?
Replies: 12
Views: 1711

Re: What would happen if Delta began Warsaw?

DTW-WAW or ATL-WAW?

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by acjbbj
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 164509

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

xwb777 wrote:
Fingers crossed for DTW - DXB :crossfingers:

Fingers crossed. :crossfingers:

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by acjbbj
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future routes of the Lufthansa Boeing 777-9
Replies: 13
Views: 3620

Re: Future routes of the Lufthansa Boeing 777-9

acavpics wrote:
Didn't LH once state that it would use the 779 to replace the 748i in the mid to late 2020s?

I believe that was just pure speculation, and IMO it would quite frankly be ridiculous to do so considering that the 748i's are so young.

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by acjbbj
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible New Routes for EgyptAir to the USA
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

Re: Possible New Routes for EgyptAir to the USA

PatrickZ80 wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
Los Angeles, and San Francisco.


Those would need a fuel stop on the way since no aircraft in the Egyptair fleet has the range to make those flights non-stop. However if they start anything in the USA, it'll most likely be east coast.

Yeah, LAX-CAI is 6609 nmi.

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by acjbbj
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82840

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

This is interesting to see.

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by acjbbj
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11284

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

Zero chance. Now would the mods PLEASE crack down on thr A380 threads?!

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by acjbbj
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 19764

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

Philippine747 wrote:
acjbbj wrote:
Seriously! Are American Airlines becoming the Florida Man of airlines?


Well they do have a hub in MIA ;)

Literally AND figuratively

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 17501

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Again, are American Airlines becoming the Florida Man of airlines?

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by acjbbj
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?

PacoMartin wrote:
ARI- Point Nemo 3,138 nm
CHC- Point Nemo 2,611 nm

I was talking about the great circle route, not the cities themselves.

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by acjbbj
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 26034

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

So Airbus are no longer accepting new orders for the A380 right?

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by acjbbj
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?

The bizjets would all do it. I dont think any of the airliners could make off 7,000’. Field performance and cruise above F400 are key parameters in bizjet design. gf Another consideration is that this route goes almost directly over Point Bemo, the point in the ocean that is farthest from land. *Po...

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by acjbbj
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Planes Clip Wings at BNA
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Re: WN Planes Clip Wings at BNA

'Tis the season!

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
The bizjets would all do it. I dont think any of the airliners could make off 7,000’. Field performance and cruise above F400 are key parameters in bizjet design.


gf

Another consideration is that this route goes almost directly over Point Bemo, the point in the ocean that is farthest from land.

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?

What airplane could make it from ARI to CHC nonstop?

I was thinking a Falcon 8X, G650, or Global 7500 would do it. Could you make a fully-laden 772LR, 773ER, A346, or MD-11 take off from a 7000 ft runway?

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 6461

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

Could the mods PLEASE lock this thing?!

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 6461

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

Could an admin PLEASE lock this thing?!

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by acjbbj
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?
Replies: 29
Views: 16102

Re: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?

You might be getting a knock on the door soon from some friendly law enforcement officials with a thread title like that. :lol: Only in the Paranoid States of America, where the terrorists truly have won. The rest of the world recognizes an enthusiast's dream and allows access where legal and feasi...

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by acjbbj
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will gulf carriers send A330neo to Americas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1982

Re: Will gulf carriers send A330neo to Americas?

Just for reference, DTW-DXB is 6167 nm which would take an A340-642 about 14 hours to fly.

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by acjbbj
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 4351

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Update: 10. Hawker Siddeley Trident 9. McDonnell-Douglas MD-90 8. Vickers VC-10 7. Convair CV-880 / CV-990 6. Fokker 70 5. Concorde 4. Tupolev Tu-144 3. Dassault Mercure 2. Bristol Brabazon Honourable mentions that didn't quite make it: - Boeing 737 Max* - Airbus A340 - McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 - Lo...

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by acjbbj
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and it’s classic 747’s
Replies: 21
Views: 5940

Re: UPS and it’s classic 747’s

What were the payloads of the 741F's and 742F's compared to the 744 and 748?

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by acjbbj
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 4351

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Update: 10. Hawker Siddeley Trident 9. McDonnell-Douglas MD-90 8. Vickers VC-10 7. Convair CV-880 / CV-990 6. Fokker 70 5. Concorde 4. Tupolev Tu-144 3. Dassault Mercure 2. Bristol Brabazon Honourable mentions that didn't quite make it: - Boeing 737 Max* - Airbus A340 - McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 - Loc...

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by acjbbj
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 4351

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

747-8 As much as I like the 747 it's a final squeeze of the orange. A lot of effort for a few more drops. . 747-8 product is not a commercial failure if you considering both versions. Boeing slowed their production but not stopped yet. There are too many 744 Freighter to replace and Boeing expected...

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by acjbbj
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 4351

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

The A380 is without question the biggest commercial failure in civil aviation How is that possible when it sold much better than literally every entrant in that list? Because it was built mostly out of pride, ego, hubris, and shoddy planning. "Hey Boeing! We built the world's biggest plane!&qu...

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 4351

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Update: 10. Airbus A340-500 / -600 9. Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 8. Hawker Siddeley Trident 7. McDonnell-Douglas MD-90 6. Vickers VC-10 5. Concorde 4. Tupolev Tu-144 3. Dassault Mercure 2. Bristol Brabazon Honourable mentions that didn't quite make it: - Boeing 737 Max (if it indeed doesn't fly again) ...

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Atlas Air last 747 pax operator in North America?
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

Re: Atlas Air last 747 pax operator in North America?

September11 wrote:
B6JFKH81 wrote:
KE, LH and BA all operate regularly scheduled pax 747 operations here to N. America along with others. (B744s and B748s)


What about this one? Technically a passenger jetliner.


r/technicallythetruth

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 4351

Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

10. Airbus A340-500/A340-600 9. 8. 7. Hawker Siddeley Trident 6. McDonnell-Douglas MD-90 5. 4. Concorde 3. 2. Dassault Mercure 1. Airbus A380 Here's what I have so far as the top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation, with #1 being the worst. What are your thoughts? What should go in the blanks...

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 7732

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

I wish when Boeing and McDonald Douglas merged that the McD commercial division was required to be sold and LM Aero could have snatched it up. I think Boeing with McD's defense division and LM Aero with the McD's commercial division could have made both companies even more competitive with one anot...

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 17751

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

T-tails are fundamentally less efficient than conventional tails, and tail mounted engines are much less efficient than wing mounted engines. That is why no new airliners are T-tails, and never will be again. And they're dangerously prone to deep stalls. Man, aviation is getting more and more borin...

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 17751

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

The variants of 737s, 220s, 320s, 757s etc make no difference in a staffing perspective, as it’s a common type rating. A single-type rating small fleet of MD90s does however create cost and reliability inefficiencies. Is the Original really on the same type rating as the Classic, NG, or Max ratings?

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 17751

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

ScottB wrote:
AlexBrewster03 wrote:
Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after.

The 717 is a comfortable ride. But it's probably done as a type once DL phases theirs out (unless someone else takes them).

Wouldn't be surprised at all if all of the 717s ever built were scrapped by the end of 1 January 2030.

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 68
Views: 14896

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
No, because it’s huge.

And the 777, and the A330, and the A350.

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 17751

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

Sad... the MD-90 won't even live for 30 years

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 7732

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

stasisLAX wrote:
[url][/url]Only if Lockheed was providing the world with supersonic commercial airplanes, then yes. I am a huge fan of the L1011 TriStar and the Constellation. :bouncy:

Would love to see a Lockheed TriStar Next Generation as a corporate/executive jet!

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?
Replies: 32
Views: 4740

Re: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?

Armadillo1 wrote:
Okay, they can build small quad thinking like 330/340

They could, for those who prioritise safety over profits...
Maybe as an executive jet, L-1011 NextGen?

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 7636

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

Here we go again, another one of those "WhY dIdN't ________ OrDeR tHe ________?"

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 68
Views: 14896

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Try operating a MD-11- few airports can take you

Because it's a 300-seat plane?

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by acjbbj
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 7732

Re: SHOULD LOCKHEED GET BACK INTO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT?

That said, If Boeing's MAX fiasco burns through their cash reserves... Which has every chance of happening. Finally, someone's being realistic since they appear to acknowledge that the notion of "too big to fail" does not exist. ...and starts heading them towards the bankruptcy court, it ...

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by acjbbj
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 68
Views: 14896

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

I would use an MD-11F (hopefully I can source one), convert it to a VIP plane, and add a $hit ton of aux fuel capacity to fly 10000+ nmi legs.

And a VIP A340-313X for domestic 500 nmi+ routes.

And hopefully they can make a Dash 7 NextGen, which I would use on short flights.

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by acjbbj
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?
Replies: 29
Views: 6663

Re: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?

Always wanted the 777-9 to do extremely high-traffic domestic routes, not just international routes. (LAX-JFK / LAX-EWR maybe?)

Go back to domestic widebodies!

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by acjbbj
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 20952

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

This is what should have happened:

Korean Air Captain who Tried to Drink InFlight Fired, FA who Stopped Him Promoted.

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: There’s something special about XXX plane
Replies: 18
Views: 1864

Re: There’s something special about XXX plane

DC-10 and MD-11: Third engine goes straight through the tail. No other trijet has ever had this design.

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by acjbbj
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2697

Re: The Future of Boeing

It’s the McDonnell Douglas management that got Boeing into this state—derivative designs like the MD-88, the MD-11, lack of engineering and investment drove MDD, now Boeing, into the ditch. GF I was talking about a new McDonnell-Douglas (related to the old in the military division and commercial de...

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by acjbbj
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2697

Re: The Future of Boeing

TTailedTiger wrote:
$5 trillion? Are you even trying to have any sort of meaningful discussion?

And your point is... ?

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