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by WBM
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch
Replies: 164
Views: 24956

Re: Boeing 787 deferred production cost watch

It should be made law that each company below let's say 20% equity ratio has to state in it's letterhead it's equity ratio. As a supplier I can think what payment procedures I demand for such customers. If finally a bank decides not to renew a credit they will demand to be paid first from whatever ...

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by WBM
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7956

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

As (I presume) one of the younger aviation enthusiasts on A.net, (Gen-Z) I say boo hoo to all those that are complaining about the inconvenience or insignificance of such a ban. It's people my age and younger that are changing to eco-friendlier habits one step at a time - and it's my generation or ...

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by WBM
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7956

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

This seems like a bad idea. Don't get me wrong I'm no fan of bottled water, but one of the few times I find bottled water helpful is while traveling. My guess is that this will decrease waste from plastic water bottles, while increasing the waste from whatever replaces it just as much if not more. ...

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by WBM
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7956

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

This seems like a bad idea. Don't get me wrong I'm no fan of bottled water, but one of the few times I find bottled water helpful is while traveling. My guess is that this will decrease waste from plastic water bottles, while increasing the waste from whatever replaces it just as much if not more. W...

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by WBM
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14489

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

Then fly someone else. I can't understand why anyone would think open seating is better than assigned seats. When you have a family of four and realize you're not going to sit together unless you pay $300 extra for the privilege, you'll understand. My wife's family is undyingly loyal to WN for many...

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by WBM
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13792

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

Boeing is a microcosm of what American Capitalism, err rather corporatism. It’s sad as they have a lot of talent, but the nasty side of capitalism has damaged an otherwise incredible company. I think you are thinking back on a golden age that never was. There never was a time when companies, or ind...

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by WBM
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 92
Views: 25384

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

My read on the situation is that Boeing (and their subcontractors) made a mistake in their Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and that the FAA process was not robust enough to catch it. It was not intentional. It was not because they specifically cut corners or considered cost more importan...

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by WBM
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23130

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I am a frequent flyer with BA as I just live between Heathrow and Gatwick. This will change as soon as a route I want to get on is served by a MAX. I will not put my family in a MAX. To each their own I guess. Personally if I had the chance I would be happy to fly on the MAX with my family tomorrow...

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by WBM
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23130

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I am a frequent flyer with BA as I just live between Heathrow and Gatwick. This will change as soon as a route I want to get on is served by a MAX. I will not put my family in a MAX. To each their own I guess. Personally if I had the chance I would be happy to fly on the MAX with my family tomorrow...

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by WBM
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 13083

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

It is the second part where this lawsuit does not pass the sniff test. Someone who was merely a passenger on an uneventful MAX flight will not have suffered any real damages. there is nothing to recover, because nothing was lost. Genuine question. If an airline knowingly operates an unsafe flight (...

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by WBM
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 13083

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

I'll be honest,the lack of legal understanding in this thread is quite disheartening. I will try to clarify the problem with the complaint. Very broadly speaking two things must happen to win a lawsuit. First it must be demonstrated that the person you are suing did something wrong. Second you must ...

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by WBM
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21073

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

As far as the changes go I tend to agree with those who say this is more PR than anything. I would guess that Delta is trying to make these improvements in a cost neutral way, while trying to get everyone to perceive it as an improvement. All I have to say about that is great. If they can find a way...

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by WBM
Sun May 26, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43099

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I think that Airbus' current projections are too conservative. 1600 new VLA's in the coming 20 years including anything larger than an A350-1000 as a VLA. i.e., 80 VLA's a year? I think that technological advances within the next 5 years (for EIS within 10 years) are going to make aircraft so econo...

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by WBM
Fri May 24, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43099

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

You are talking about made up financials , not any flaws. The flaws would be passengers and crews revolting and planes crashing from time to time. So the fact that the A380 will end production after selling only 251 is made up? Are you saying the financial implications of that are made up? Why do y...

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by WBM
Thu May 23, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43099

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

If the A380 counts as a success, I really hope there are no failures in Airbus's future. I would put it this way. Suppose you were a business leader deciding on the production of a new product. You send a team to research the prospects of the new product. You have full confidence that the team will ...

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by WBM
Sat May 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22439

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

I remember these things called "books". Does anyone else? Yes I remember reading books on planes. Though I enjoy reading, I find that an airline cabin is not the best place for it. For me it is the distractions, and the difficulty maintaining comfort while holding a book. On the other han...

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by WBM
Sat May 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22439

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

For me IFE on a flight is a big deal. A good IFE system makes even long flights in cramped quarters a breeze. The funny thing is I rarely sit down to watch TV or a movie at home. But in the air I find it a great opportunity to sit back, relax and catch up on movies I've missed. Being able to stream...

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by WBM
Sat May 18, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22439

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

For me IFE on a flight is a big deal. A good IFE system makes even long flights in cramped quarters a breeze. The funny thing is I rarely sit down to watch TV or a movie at home. But in the air I find it a great opportunity to sit back, relax and catch up on movies I've missed. Being able to stream ...

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by WBM
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15234

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

One of the things that always baffles me, is the dislike that so many on this forum have for US bankruptcy laws. The thing is, I do not see a meaningful benefit to anyone if the US adopted more punitive bankruptcy laws. I will offer the following scenario and question. Suppose that in the next year...

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by WBM
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15234

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

One of the things that always baffles me, is the dislike that so many on this forum have for US bankruptcy laws. The thing is, I do not see a meaningful benefit to anyone if the US adopted more punitive bankruptcy laws. I will offer the following scenario and question. Suppose that in the next year...

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by WBM
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 16938

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

The basic problem for both Boeing and Airbus is essentially they each have a tiger by the tail. They are both selling more NB aircraft than they can deliver, and ramping up production as fast as they can. And the revenues that they get from selling them are vital for their continued operation. Desi...

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by WBM
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15234

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

One of the things that always baffles me, is the dislike that so many on this forum have for US bankruptcy laws. The thing is, I do not see a meaningful benefit to anyone if the US adopted more punitive bankruptcy laws. I will offer the following scenario and question. Suppose that in the next year ...

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by WBM
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 21178

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

Not to downplay the concerns,but, is this a power play move due to: "Both Southwest and American mechanics also are in the middle of protracted bargaining talks over new contracts." Motivation aside, the facts are still the facts right? Don't these problems exist nevertheless? Let's say t...

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by WBM
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NSA+NMA: Could Boeing do them both together (again)?
Replies: 133
Views: 16180

Re: NSA+NMA: Could Boeing do them both together (again)?

What part of the design process has gotten so expensive? I remember how extraordinary it was that the 727 hit 1,000 sold. Now, it may take that many airframes to pay off the cost of making a derivative is a model. If we go back to the original post of why can't Boeing design two different aircraft ...

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by WBM
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to launch Ghana airline!
Replies: 35
Views: 6603

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to launch Ghana airline!

An employer of mine tried to invest in a similar venture a little over dozen years ago. I wish these new entrants better luck than we had.

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by WBM
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 232
Views: 33377

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

Boeing should not offer it as an option. Just like offering 3-3-3 economy on a 787. I choose my flights based on aircraft type now. Exactly! Boeing shouldn’t sell customers what they are asking for and willing to pay for. It makes no sense. Now and then it would be nice if a company did the right t...

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by WBM
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26638

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

It tends to surprise me how passionate people get about liveries. This is just my opinion, but I think the new livery looks better than the old. Of course I did not really care for the old livery.

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by WBM
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 5430

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

Earlier this year I flew a ULCC on the way home from vacation. My family of five was able to take the hour and a half long flight for around two hundred dollars total. Compared to driving the flight saved me a ten hour drive, and a day of vacation. Were the seats tight? Of course. Was that in any wa...

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by WBM
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Southwest Really a LCC?
Replies: 79
Views: 6195

Re: Is Southwest Really a LCC?

What differentiates WN from the others is the service. Every Southwest flight has a comfy seat with good legroom. Every (for the most part) WN employee loves what they do and will do anything for the customer. Im a CSA for WN and worked a delayed flight recently; to liven the mood, i played gate ga...

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by WBM
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Southwest Really a LCC?
Replies: 79
Views: 6195

Re: Is Southwest Really a LCC?

I think Southwest is still an LCC despite the fact that they make a different set of trade offs than other LCC and ULCCs. The answer to the question is not as clear as it once was. There are some things that the early low cost carriers did that make so much sense, that they are copied by all carrier...

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