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by barney captain
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 61472

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

WN boards usually show all the destinations the aircraft arrives from. It will show WN370 as three individual flights coming from LGA, DEN, and OMA. Why doesn't SWA offer that flight to NYC customers? I know people who would love Southwest flying "direct" from LGA. It is not like you woul...

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by barney captain
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22083

Re: Revisiting MH370

The flaperon that was recovered from MH370 was proved to have been deployed in the landing position. Why would a pilot on a suicide mission carry out a controlled ditching of his aircraft? Again, no it was not. I found to be in the fully retracted position. “It was established from the debris that ...

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by barney captain
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6848

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

rmoore7734 wrote:
barney captain wrote:
To give yourself a fighting chance, you would need to depart from somewhere closer than ACV......OAK for example.


Looks like difference is 10 miles acv to Ito 2,335 mi vs 2325 from oak.


Ah, my bad, I interpreted ACV as VCV......need more coffee.

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by barney captain
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii
Replies: 39
Views: 6848

Re: Single pilot jets with enough range to Hawaii

To give yourself a fighting chance, you would need to depart from somewhere closer than ACV......OAK for example.

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by barney captain
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22083

Re: Revisiting MH370

The flaperon that was recovered from MH370 was proved to have been deployed in the landing position. Why would a pilot on a suicide mission carry out a controlled ditching of his aircraft? It was? Not from everything I've read - in fact it was almost certainly fully retracted. Damage analysis of tw...

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by barney captain
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

Fire fighters out west battling a wild fire, the spotter comes through first followed by the DC-10 tanker. We've seen videos before but this time these fire fighters are close to the action. https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/status/1274464344324136960?s=20 And just imagine how much more impressive...

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by barney captain
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.
Replies: 16
Views: 3630

Re: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.

I see zero rudder deflection - the airplane did exactly what they allowed it to do.

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by barney captain
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6914

Re: Us Air flight 1549

It's 1 FA for every 50 passengers, US had an interesting scheduling system for their A319/320/321 fleet, they scheduled 3 FAs flying together the entire line which would cover any 319/320 flight and then they had a lone FA line called the "chaser" which would fly only 321 flights joining ...

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by barney captain
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154243

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Can someone check that this flight was never with Tower, only Approach, so he may never have seen the wheels up event if he was in front of the scope and not seeing the aircraft. I remember reading that very thing and thought it odd. Maybe he never handed him off to tower because he knew he would t...

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by barney captain
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Air Merger
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Re: Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Air Merger

HNLSLCPDX wrote:
After this I would assume that it’ll look something like HA operating 96% of inter island travel followed by WN around 2% then MK with 2%?


I could be way off, but even during Covid I think WN's market share was more than 2%.

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by barney captain
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Air Merger
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Re: Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Air Merger

Very interesting development - thanks for sharing. With the exception of Princeville, their routes pretty much overlapped, so this will (hopefully) ensure there's enough market remaining to support the operation.

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by barney captain
Sat May 23, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight School Recommendations for Student Pilot
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: Flight School Recommendations for Student Pilot

Keep that "ultimate goal of flying for United" a very flexible one. The best choice for you will (should) constantly be reevaluated as personal and economic conditions change. What makes sense now may not next week. Ask anyone of the hundreds that went to DL in the last few months.

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by barney captain
Fri May 08, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25328

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

rampbro wrote:
RIP to the deceased, condolences to family and friends. Everything else is noise.


Well said.

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by barney captain
Fri May 08, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25328

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

What I can't understand is why the tower gave taxi permission when you had a possible person on the airfield, that should have been a ground stop. I can't also understand why the flight crew did not ask for an inspection before taxiing to stand, The crew likely knew the person *ahem* no longer an i...

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by barney captain
Fri May 08, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25328

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

It isn't the first time - March 13, 1990 -- An Alaska Airlines plane hit and killed a person on runway at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The victim was a mental patient illegally on the field.

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by barney captain
Sat May 02, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8689

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoIh-ESRzeU
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Armature video taken from the airport. It a looked fine - until it didn't.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoIh-ESRzeU

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by barney captain
Sat May 02, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9564

Re: Harrison Ford grounded

Where is there any statement that Ford is "Grounded"? Mods, can we please correct the thread title?

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by barney captain
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8689

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

WN732 wrote:
barney captain wrote:
Are there any updates on the condition of the pilot?


Broken leg and broken ego, but he's going to be just fine.


Thanks for the update - great news considering.

Was it confirmed he was the sole occupant? I read one report saying there were two other company people onboard.

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by barney captain
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8689

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsESUOWz6Fg
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Audio from KHQZ tower. Initially I thought this video was in error - but it's not. Sounds like he almost made the field but needed a 360 to lose altitude and didn't make it back around. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsESUOWz6Fg

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by barney captain
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8689

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

Are there any updates on the condition of the pilot?

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest should consider a partial tender offer for GOL
Replies: 25
Views: 5056

Re: Southwest should consider a partial tender offer for GOL

It’s against the WN’s pilot contract No, there are provisions for code share and nothing to stop a purchase, except well - the world as we know it. The pilots CBA prevents them from buying another airline and operating separate and you can’t merge a foreign airline into a domestic one The first par...

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by barney captain
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest should consider a partial tender offer for GOL
Replies: 25
Views: 5056

Re: Southwest should consider a partial tender offer for GOL

Boof02671 wrote:
It’s against the WN’s pilot contract


No, there are provisions for code share and nothing to stop a purchase, except well - the world as we know it.

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7019

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

Not to mention Kauai curfew from 9pm to 5am everyday........

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7019

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

BravoOne wrote:
Probably just another "opportunity" for the likes of SWA?


If you think any of this constitutes an opportunity, you have a very warped sense of perspective........

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7019

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

The below is UNCONFIRMED


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by barney captain
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7019

Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying

The rumors are circulating that an announcement is eminent.

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by barney captain
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is this 737-800 BBJ in UA Rising Blue colors?
Replies: 23
Views: 6276

Re: Why is this 737-800 BBJ in UA Rising Blue colors?

UA857 wrote:
Why did the owner of this 737-800 BBJ painted in a livery similar to UA´s rising blue colors? Won´t UA sue the owner of this aircraft for copying their color scheme.



Sue? No. Unless it reads UNITED down the side, there's hardly an issue.

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by barney captain
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there three private jets 3/17 YYJ-OGG?
Replies: 12
Views: 3868

Re: Why are there three private jets 3/17 YYJ-OGG?

c3000flyboy wrote:
The lady who owns the private 737 at YYJ probably got sick of waiting for the long range tanks that were supposed to be installed 10 years ago, and just chartered.


Why would a 737 need long range tanks to go YYJ-OGG?

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 48 Returned to EWR
Replies: 5
Views: 4707

Re: UA 48 Returned to EWR

rambleriver wrote:
Not directly. The Indian visa suspension doesn't go into effect until 1200 GMT on Friday, March 13.


I suspect those pax ill be sweating the time now........

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by barney captain
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 8818

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

No kidding. I didn't see any indication of smoke, but they performed an emergency evac as opposed to a controlled evac utilizing just the airstairs. Reminds me of WN 2123 in SNA that evacuated due to an APU fire... no smoke in cabin, no smell, nothing... yet the Pilots initiated an EVAC. Not 100% c...

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 8818

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

bennett123 wrote:
Nice to see that they remembered to take their bags with them.


No kidding.

I didn't see any indication of smoke, but they performed an emergency evac as opposed to a controlled evac utilizing just the airstairs.

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16127

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Denver to Honolulu is 5,415 kilometers / 2,924 nautical miles. MAX-8 has a still air range of 6,570 km / 3,550 nautical miles. Does anyone think this route is a possibility? How are they going to manage all this growth with their current limited fleet? I assume that the fleet will be growing by the...

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16127

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

WN historical aircraft turn time gate usage has slowed down since the introduction of the 737-800NG/MAX8. WN use to on average turn 12 planes per gate. With the addition of the 800/MAX8 it is now down to 9 per gate. This is because it takes 20 minutes longer to turn a 800 vs 700. That is an interes...

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by barney captain
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee Airbus A350 Loses Speed & Altitude During Go Around
Replies: 22
Views: 7746

Re: French Bee Airbus A350 Loses Speed & Altitude During Go Around

290kts is way too fast and dangerous to do below 10.000ft They said 290kts ground speed - not indicated. Additionally, exceeding 250kts below 10k is neither "too fast" or "dangerous" and is common practice in many parts of the world. There were things that apparently happened in...

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by barney captain
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico 787 in HNL
Replies: 12
Views: 5787

Re: AeroMexico 787 in HNL

I'm sitting next to her in HNL right now at G9. She had been here for at least the last 3 days with no sign of any issue, or any work being performed. Strange indeed.

Coronavirus?

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by barney captain
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?
Replies: 52
Views: 5661

Re: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
On the shorter flights, the same crew can remain on for as many as 4 flights. That has to help as well.



Four? Try nearly doubling that number.

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by barney captain
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In
Replies: 35
Views: 8714

Re: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In

I’m guessing they used Differential thrust and differential braking to get out of Ivalo. Ivalo doesn’t have a parallel taxiway so they would be making 2-3 tight turns Before takeoff. If it was icy the pilots may have thought they were just dealing with slippery conditions and not realize that they ...

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by barney captain
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19399

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

I'm going to start referring to this video every time a passenger says - "Meh, these things practically land themselves - right?"

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by barney captain
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 61472

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

WN had to drop the only 737s for is nonsense They have now been dead in the water for over a year cutting flights while most airports are seeing increase usage. Ditch the MAX7s on paper and order up some A223s already. It isn't like buying a Corolla. By the time they are ordered, built, delivered a...

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by barney captain
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In
Replies: 35
Views: 8714

Re: Transavia 737 Takes Off With Gear Pin In

Except they would have never made it to the runway. You have no nose wheel steering with the bypass pin installed - no way they 'slid' all the way to the runway using differential power. No way. . Still that seems to be the story: http://avherald.com/h?article=4d229d16 There are so many holes in th...

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by barney captain
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ditching Or Water Landings On Commercial Airliners
Replies: 17
Views: 2179

Re: Ditching Or Water Landings On Commercial Airliners

DOH!!!!

Thanks for the correction (and no, Im not lol). I've even read the wall dedicated to him in OGG......and when I posted that I could have sworn it was Hogg and he flew for Hawaiian......weird coincidence.

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by barney captain
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ditching Or Water Landings On Commercial Airliners
Replies: 17
Views: 2179

Re: Ditching Or Water Landings On Commercial Airliners

Pan Am 6, a Boeing 377 ditched in the middle of the Pacific in 1956 - everyone survived. The flight was commanded by Captain Richard Ogg, which is where the airport in Kahului Maui gets the airport code we use today - OGG. The photo below refers to "Flight 943" when in fact that was the re...

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by barney captain
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do many flights from EZE to the US fly west over Chile and then turn north?
Replies: 7
Views: 1990

Re: Why do many flights from EZE to the US fly west over Chile and then turn north?

Interesting find - they seem to all be routed that way. If it were strictly an overflight issue, they could certainly cut the corner and still stay over Chile until out over the Pacific. To so routinely avoid the Andes seems odd, as flights pass over them regularly and there isn't always turbulence....

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by barney captain
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9697

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

That's always a great show - watching a UA 747 do it was impressive.

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by barney captain
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111205

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Yes, except that in the entire video not once do they mention the possibility of a mechanical failure, or at least the need for the NTSB to do their job before drawing any conclusions. He said it in the 2 or 3 previous videos. Many indiscrepancies with these gentlemen talking. The Sheriffs pad bein...

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by barney captain
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 61472

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

The WN pilots have already said Sim training would take about 3 months to get everyone retrained on the MAX. So that means WN would have to take a much slower reintroduction of the MAX8 then they originally planned. They already had 73 MAX in the Schedule of June-Aug 2020. If Pilots are going to al...

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by barney captain
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 61472

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Well with Boeing saying the MAX will require Sim training and the FAA saying should be ungrounded by mid year. WN probably has to rethink and release a schedule without all the MAX8 in it. Have a more conservative slow approach to additional flying for August-October. I wouldn't be surprised to see...

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by barney captain
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can somebody explain the Boeing NMA to me?
Replies: 13
Views: 1889

Re: Can somebody explain the Boeing NMA to me?

You have to look beyond seating capacity - think range as well. The 787 has twice the range of the 757, so it’s hardly a replacement for it. The NMA would/will be more of a direct replacement wrt similar range and capacity.

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by barney captain
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 6207

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm going to be curious to watch WN's ITO loads when they hit the T100s. I know when I was at MW and we started our jet service, there was TONS of fan-fair, but after people took it once, they went back to HA because they wanted miles. Once we were in Alaska's MileagePlan did bookings start to pick...

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