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by barney captain
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

When HI was first announced on WN, people were calling foul because there was no way to connect from anywhere east of the Sierra's, DEN-HI will connect the entire CONUS. And some are still calling foul. :roll:

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by barney captain
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

agree completely. Costs being so similar between a MAX7 and MAX8, why would WN want to fly fewer seats in a market like DEN-Hawaii where yields are not extremely great to begin with. United will trounce WN with widebodies from DEN, filling more seats and offering lower fares. WN NEEDS bigger planes...

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by barney captain
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 141
Views: 22568

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021

I've seen load factors posted on this forum for WN in Hawaii. If accurate, they're not good at all. Very bad actually. I'd be surprised if there wasn't some cuts coming down the pike. WN is not used to flying money losing routes and adding interisland flights in a market where the entire state is w...

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by barney captain
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 141
Views: 22568

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021

Starting September 1, Mokulele will be up to 136 flights a day. Well above the number pre-covid. Word on the street the airline is now looking at a different airplane than the Beech 1900 - because there are so few left in flyable condition. Expect the Saab 340B to join the fleet, operated by Southe...

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by barney captain
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck Temperature Comfort
Replies: 19
Views: 3650

Re: Flight Deck Temperature Comfort

The 737 does a fine job in both hot and cold climates. Oddly some aircraft are way better at it than others. Interesting, as a passenger some of my most uncomfortable flights in regards to cabin temp on the ground have been in the 737. The 739 specifically seems to have a hard time cooling off on a...

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by barney captain
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88882

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

" ruled out any problems with the airplane’s fuel" - I never thought that a realistic scenario. Now, adding the wrong type of oil or even more likely, failing to secure the fill caps............

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by barney captain
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88882

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

MO11 wrote:
DLASFlyer wrote:
How many times have we heard after accidents about controllers working too many frequencies at once? FAA promises changes, then nothing changes.



In this case one controller, two airplanes. What's your point?



Two aircraft on that frequency. I believe she was working multiple freq's.

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by barney captain
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88882

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Aaron747 wrote:
superjeff wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:

Speaking of a short hop flight, I haven't read yet what the destination of Transair Flight 810 was.


Kahului, Maui (OGG), which is just over 100 miles away from HNL. About. 20 minutes in the air.


Half the journey from HNL to OGG is departure taxi at HNL.


Not if you take 8L at Lima ;)

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by barney captain
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88882

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Nightmare scenario. Fuel contamination, or incorrect engine shut down would have to be high on the list of possibilities. Gasman is spot on. Low altitude engine failure early AM is startling and performance dwindling, there would be a lot of confusion in the cockpit. Except the crew specifically st...

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by barney captain
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

planecane wrote:
Are all of the Hawaii flights MAXs? If so, why did they dedicate so many MAXs to the Hawaii routes? Do they need the extra range over the 737-800 or is it just to simplify operations there?



On average, the Max burns 5000lbs less fuel per crossing than the NG. That is a very strong motivator.

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by barney captain
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aloha 737-200 HNL-LAS At 13k Feet?
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

Aloha 737-200 HNL-LAS At 13k Feet?

Can this be correct? I understand the -200 can be ferried to the mainland, but LAS, and at such a a low altitude? I also didn't think Aloha had any -200's left in their fleet. If correct, it sounds like an unpressurized ferry flight. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAH101/history/20210705/0005Z/...

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by barney captain
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

The US flag in respect to marketing hit its largest stride in the several years following 9/11; for obvious reasons. The past ten or so years it has morphed into the marketing theme of Harley Davidson motorcycles and cheap "tough guy" apparel and merchandise . It does not have the mass ap...

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by barney captain
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to award $8 billion to airports to support recovery efforts
Replies: 25
Views: 2880

Re: FAA to award $8 billion to airports to support recovery efforts

The "FAA" is not funding this, the US government is - vis a vis, the US taxpayer.

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by barney captain
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Quick list of Flag Etiquette Don’ts: Don’t dip the U.S. Flag for any person, flag, or vessel. Don’t let the flag touch the ground. Don’t fly flag upside down unless there is an emergency. Don’t carry the flag flat, or carry things in it. Don’t use the flag as clothing. Don’t store the flag where it...

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by barney captain
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4KwgIQX0AM2D2i?format=jpg&name=medium Quick list of Flag Etiquette Don’ts: Don’t dip the U.S. Flag for any person, flag, or vessel. Don’t let the flag touch the ground. Don’t fly flag upside down unless there is an emergency. Don’t carry the flag flat, or carry thin...

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by barney captain
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Wneast wrote:
Flflyer83 wrote:
Something exciting to come tomorrow… those 90 planes coming within the next 12 months are going to be BUSY.

Maybe it’s South America expansion


Wasn't that notion already beat to death in the previous posts?

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by barney captain
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Another SWA pilot captured this today - https://scontent.fhnl3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/198142521_10158799457066531_6442830925780978664_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=lWnrVG8s7J0AX-VFcVh&tn=ea68GImvlT6PrE7p&_nc_ht=scontent.fhnl3-1.fna&oh=95879e3566da5e767...

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by barney captain
Sun May 30, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 15824

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Good grief - According to the Federal Aviation Administration website, no one on that flight was qualified to fly the plane. Joe Lara, 58, had a pilot's license but had not updated his medical certification since 2017. The medical certification is required every two years. Brandon Hannah, another ch...

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by barney captain
Wed May 26, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 19006

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

CarlosSi wrote:
Losing teeth is pretty expensive... I hope the airline compensates then for it and seriously brings charges to that crook (or just make him pay for those damages). Talking thousands of dollars here


That he was a she.

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by barney captain
Fri May 21, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Apparently there are supply issues - hence the temporary limited service items.

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by barney captain
Thu May 20, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Varsity1 wrote:
Is southwest marketing cargo to Hawaii? Are they flying it? I know the 737 can't carry much that distance but it still must be something.


Definitely.

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by barney captain
Fri May 07, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

orlandocfi wrote:

Wright Amendment did end in 2014 so there should be no restrictions to HNL flights, if it ever becomes an option, that is!


While many of the restrictions were lifted, the Wright Amendment still has restrictions in place.

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by barney captain
Thu May 06, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Being that HA is the states largest employer, and that Hawaiian culture is embedded within the company - you can bet that there will be tremendous pushback from the state of Hawaii. 6356 employees puts HA a distant fifth in the state as far as employers. https://www.zippia.com/advice/largest-compan...

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by barney captain
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Thanks for the share. I had a buddy screen shot the loads in and out of FAT tomorrow. Definitely a higher first day load factor than SBA. He also sent me a picture of a message that there going to temporary Force base 50 OAK Etops pilots to LAX for June. His understanding on what he has heard is th...

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by barney captain
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

"On June 10, 2021 we will open our schedule for sale through January 5, 2022. This date is subject to change! Please check back frequently." Also talking about new stations (FAT): “We’ve been working with Southwest for this day that’s coming up on Sunday for a number of years,” said Meikl...

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by barney captain
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Fifty crews (50 CA and 50 FO's) will be added to he LAX etops base and 33 full crews to the LAS etops base for June. Something must be up.

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by barney captain
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Well the Etops certification question answered today with 2 flights flying today from PHX with 2 separate aircraft conducting certification flights. #8725 # 8726. Enjoy or don't Flyguy It looks like another set of com validation flights PHX-PHX. Anxious for the first MAX to enter etops airspace.

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by barney captain
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

I can confirm the MAX8 was added to our ETOPS Ops Specs on 4-15.

EDIT - It is in our Ops Specs but the official ETOPS Certification is not in hand as of yet.

Very confusing.

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by barney captain
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation : Airbus Response to a possible NMA-5
Replies: 151
Views: 22902

Re: Airbus Response to a possible NMA-5

Can we correct the title of this thread to more accurately reflect this is nothing more speculation, as opposed to an official Airbus response?

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by barney captain
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

What additional gates are currently available for WN to add flights in HNL? From what I've been told from my HNL station peeps. In the short term thanks to covid causing a lack of international flights WN has successfully secured mid morning and mid afternoon time slots for additional flights on ot...

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by barney captain
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Wneast wrote:
Does anyone know how many etops certification flights they fly before the FAA will sign off on its certification?


We're hearing possibly just one round trip from the mainland.

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by barney captain
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Well for the sake of sticking with my posting enjoyable Rumors. Today at 13:00 Herb GK will be holding a company web cast on its employee SWAlife page giving a WN 2021 battle plan update. In addition According to sources GK following the Web cast will be jumping on a WN MAX8 ETOPS plane for the fir...

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by barney captain
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30626

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8725
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SWAFA27 wrote:
barney captain wrote:
Keep an eye on WN8725 on the 6th. ;)


Proving run?? Muahahahaha ;)


It's a proving run for the com portion initially. They check HF/SAT/CPDLC/SELCAL operation in Class II airspace.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8725

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by barney captain
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30626

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

Keep an eye on WN8725 on the 6th. ;)

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by barney captain
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 101
Views: 16306

WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

https://leehamnews.com/2021/04/05/ponti ... us-to-bid/
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It's seems the A220 was never seriously considered, putting to rest all the speculation.
“Southwest acknowledged the merits of the A220, but there was no competition” for a commercially-based bid, LNA is told.

https://leehamnews.com/2021/04/05/ponti ... us-to-bid/

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by barney captain
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Pitch Trim Issue 3/29/21
Replies: 41
Views: 12297

Re: AA B38M Pitch Trim Issue 3/29/21

From the AV article -

The issue was not related to MCAS.

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

The ETOPS qualified flight crews are based in LAS, LAX and OAK as previously discussed. It’s not likely WN would create an ETOPS base in BWI just to support a few flights to KEF. There would need to be more growth opportunities to support an east coast ETOPS base. Alpine As stated above, etops isn'...

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by barney captain
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

The ETOPS qualified flight crews are based in LAS, LAX and OAK as previously discussed. It’s not likely WN would create an ETOPS base in BWI just to support a few flights to KEF. There would need to be more growth opportunities to support an east coast ETOPS base. Alpine As stated above, etops isn'...

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by barney captain
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

LAX is 100% etops trained, as will OAK be soon. They are training 109 crews (109 each FO and CA) in LAS for etops. No plans for LAX to Hawaii. Why is LAX etops trained if they aren’t planning on LAX-HNL? You’d think they’d jump on that route at some point. They use LAX crews on SMF-Hawaii and SJC-H...

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

LAX is 100% etops trained, as will OAK be soon. They are training 109 crews (109 each FO and CA) in LAS for etops. No plans for LAX to Hawaii.

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

orlandocfi wrote:
av8tiongeek wrote:
Apparently, WN has recalled approximately 200 pilots that will begin training in June. Can anyone confirm this?


They have announced their intention to do so, but no official recalls have been made.


It absolutely is official, training begins early June.

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by barney captain
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 44338

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

There sure seems to be a lot of discussion about A220s and 717s in a thread that's supposed to be about a WN MAX order. Is there any chance we could get back on topic? :confused:

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by barney captain
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN's next booking schedule release?
Replies: 22
Views: 2953

Re: WN's next booking schedule release?

Wneast wrote:
I meant for Hawaii ?


My guess would be increased frequency inter island and a push towards connecting the rest of the dots mainland to Hawaii. There's plenty to fill in when you consider each of the five mainland gateways could eventually see service to each of the five Hawaiian destinations.

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Flight 86 (HNL-MCO) Inaugural Flight enroute
Replies: 58
Views: 9035

Re: Hawaiian Flight 86 (HNL-MCO) Inaugural Flight enroute

Interesting flight path- looks like they intentionally avoided Mexican airspace: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/HAL86/history/20210312/0315Z/PHNL/KMCO I don’t think it was intentional. They flew pretty close to the great circle path between HNL and MCO. It's intentional in the sense of stickin...

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by barney captain
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 44338

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

Everything we've heard is it will seat 150 with 3 FA's. I don't think there's any requirement for the number of overwing exits per side, just the time to evacuate by whatever means. Based on observation of the exit limits of the 737-300,-600,-700 at 149, and I think the 720 with one overwing at 149...

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 44338

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

I believe 150 seats needs two over wing exits per side. If they disable one, they can seat 149. The potential benefit being, using the space for a seat where it is missing on the -8, and potentially maintenance savings on the exit. Just speculating at the configuration. The -7 is 154" shorter ...

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by barney captain
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2767
Views: 397375

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Wneast wrote:
Will the max be put on Hawaii flights soon, will we know soon of more Hawaii dummer flying ?


The rumor mill is pointing to an August timeframe for Max service to Hawai'i.

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by barney captain
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?
Replies: 46
Views: 7358

Re: Why did HUDs come to airliners so late?

Interesting, and supports my claim that while the HUD can an effective tool, it can also be a hinderance. Having a bunch of "stuff" in your field of view at the wrong time can absolutely be a bad thing. In refrence to FlyDubai 981 - While a main advantage of a HUD is the ability to observe...

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