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by aden23
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 104
Views: 13305

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

I do about 50-60 flights through Denver every year... it has gone from my favorite airport in the US to one of the worst. I would echo what the others here have said. In addition, the management recently banned Uber from dropping you off at departures, and they now can only drop you off at arrivals ...

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by aden23
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4029
Views: 521091

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Airlines and the flying public will ultimately pay more. The flying public will pay a LOT more to avoid flying on the MAX, that's for sure. At this point, I'd be surprised if you could find anyone in the general public that would willingly fly on a MAX, regardless of what they "fix." The ...

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by aden23
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366537

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Wow, they really nailed the “cold corporate boardroom” look.

If this is how they express themselves creatively, it’s no wonder that their customer service and hard product is bottom of the barrel.

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by aden23
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 11636

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

Will customers be getting a discount for flying inside of a giant advertisement?

Or do the profits only go to upper level management?

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by aden23
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20788

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

I heard Delta is going to start seating passengers shorter than 5’5” in the overhead bins for their own comfort, and the comfort of everyone else on the plane.

I’m sure all of you will support this decision. It’s only fair, right?

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by aden23
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is this photo legal?
Replies: 11
Views: 4460

Re: Is this photo legal?

None of the planes in the image have engines, so hard to say if this is an active airfield, or a scrap yard. Given that they're United 747's, it's likely to be a scrapyard and is perhaps outside of controlled airspace. Broadly speaking though, there are virtually zero circumstances that a drone oper...

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by aden23
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720018

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

For those interested in an *extraordinarily* thorough read about MCAS, aircraft design, and CRM, this article is hard to beat: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4224394-premature-judgement-public-opinion-condemns-boeing-even-crash-report?page=3 It was released after the Lion Air crash, but provides u...

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by aden23
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718240

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Aither wrote:
I think it is the first time in the history of aviation that an airplane is being grounded by social media.



People concerned with their own safety, imagine that.

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by aden23
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718240

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

How many airliners are currently left operating the aircraft? Looks like mainly the USA airlines. They will probably will keep operating until the FAA says so. American businesses putting profits over people. What else is new? Southwest just put a knife in its brand image by not being proactive on ...

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by aden23
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718240

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Whether we like it or not, when public confidence is lost, regulators and authorities have little choice other than going for full blown grounding. Precisely! Southwest is getting eaten alive on social media today for not proactively grounding their MAX aircraft. Whether or not it's logical to grou...

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by aden23
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 720018

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Amateur aviation geek here, but isn’t this analysis undercut by MCAS not being operational while flaps are extended? It would appear, from this analysis, that the claimed "MCAS-commanded nose-down trim" would have started within a few seconds of takeoff. It appears to me the only way that...

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by aden23
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do legacy carriers charge more for one way?
Replies: 10
Views: 1144

Re: Why do legacy carriers charge more for one way?

The simple answer is that airlines are interested in making money, not in serving customers fairly. So if they can get away with charging more, well, they always have and they always will. It’s been great watching airlines like Norwegian flip this script on its head by offering reasonable one-way fe...

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by aden23
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 16957

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

Airlines be like:

1lb overweight bag= $100 fee.

Too fat to fit in the seat = welcome aboard.

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by aden23
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 49244

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

Glad the passengers are safely on their way home. I’d love to have a night on the airline’s dime somewhere new. Would make for a great story. Whats the difference between comfort in a 737 and a widebody. It’s night and day... One is big and spacious, one is a subway car with wings. One has IFE, the...

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by aden23
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 49244

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

I think the real story here is that there is a 7+ hour 737 flight. I’d rather walk. Whats the difference between comfort in a 737 and a widebody. It’s night and day... One is big and spacious, one is a subway car with wings. One has IFE, the other has nothing. One has the capacity to provide meal s...

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by aden23
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 49244

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

I think the real story here is that there is a 7+
hour 737 flight. I’d rather walk.

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by aden23
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ
Replies: 67
Views: 13071

Re: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ

Is there any proof this was a drone? A few of my colleagues fly drones for their professional video production businesses. Those drones are only a couple pounds each and made entirely of plastic parts. Would they really do that much damage? The larger drones used for Hollywood-level cinematography a...

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by aden23
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 597003

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Your body gives you false indications of what is really happening when you have no outside visual cues to back it up. Most of the time when I'm flying in IMC I feel like I'm doing something completely different than what I actually am. Fascinating, I never would have suspected this. Aren't there ba...

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by aden23
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 597003

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

next thing they know they're breaking out of the clouds in an inverted dive with the waves rushing at them. I don't understand. Are you suggesting that a pilot with 6,000 hours wouldn't know the difference between what it feels like when his aircraft is climbing, vs. when it's pointed straight at t...

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by aden23
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100297

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Can someone explain why they didn’t shoot this plane down immediately? It’s a confirmed hijacked plane, flown erratically by a suicidal man over innocent people. What exactly were they waiting for? Engaging in a target of interest is a HUGE decision, so it's not exactly that simple. They would need...

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by aden23
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100297

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Can someone explain why they didn’t shoot this plane down immediately?

It’s a confirmed hijacked plane, flown erratically by a suicidal man over innocent people. What exactly were they waiting for?

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by aden23
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 13086

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

What's the business case for pursuing this? You can already fly NYC-LHR in comfort, on a brand new 787, for a couple hundred bucks. If you're wealthy, you can do it in luxury for $4k-$6k. If you're rich you can fly private. The trip is 6.5 hours – hardly a feat of endurance. So, how do you sell it t...

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by aden23
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 33793

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

One of the ideas Airbus has considered is to install inflight lounges, bunk beds and exercising space. Airbus also planned to convert the cargo hold into sleeping rooms, conference room, family room or 'medical care zone' using modules which are interchangeable with a standard cargo container. Econ...

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by aden23
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11947

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

Airline employees treating customers with contempt?

Color me surprised.

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by aden23
Thu May 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 60849

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I find it interesting that WN is announcing these routes at the same time HA is downgrading it's fleet to narrow-body jets; their one remaining competitive advantage in the face of WN! Considering the better service, free bags, lower prices, and more versatile rewards program of WN, I'd be surprised...

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