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by Moosefire
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8027

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

Glad to see the overall project moving along. That said I yearn for the day when the “OTG Experience” fad ends.

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by Moosefire
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still use ceiling mounted CRT televisions for IFE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2279

Re: Do any airlines still use ceiling mounted CRT televisions for IFE?

[twoid][/twoid] You're making me question my sanity here because I swear I remember seeing CRTs under the overhead bins in F on an AA flight in the last year or so. I remember because I couldn't believe there were still any left. Maybe on one of the ancient ex-US A320 or A321s ORD-PHX or LAS-PHX? Th...

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by Moosefire
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5721

Re: FedEx 757’s

No inside knowledge on the cycles or planned lifespan, but the 75s easily do the most cycles of any fleet at FedEx. Given the short legs they fly, I wouldn’t be shocked if they’re doing more cycles a day than during their passenger days

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by Moosefire
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air near incident at SJU
Replies: 25
Views: 4732

Re: Swift Air near incident at SJU

The sensationalism here feels like a “Seconds from disaster” episode.

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by Moosefire
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 729
Views: 91788

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Well sure the pictures speak for themselves, and once IND gets that runway in place I don't see them having much more land than MEM currently has for FX expansion. Again, all the space between Democrat Rd. and the interstate, and then some. No one is suggesting IND can not significantly grow their ...

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by Moosefire
Fri May 31, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9716

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

Aurantiaco wrote:
slider wrote:
Another acquisition AA cocked up.

RIP TWA.

RIP TWA, you were truly one of the last greats.


There was absolutely nothing great about the last decade of TWA aside from a paint job.

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by Moosefire
Tue May 28, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 37
Views: 8573

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

No current wet leased aircraft

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by Moosefire
Tue May 28, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 37
Views: 8573

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

Call it by either name. Everyone knows what you mean.

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by Moosefire
Mon May 27, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 37
Views: 8573

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

Spacepope wrote:
Moosefire wrote:
Appears to be stored, not retired.


How do we confirm it either way? Maybe HPRamper might have insight. What we know is that it's not far out of a heavy check and it ferried yesterday on a FX 9XXX flight number (those are usually non rev ferry flights.


I fly the MD-10

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by Moosefire
Mon May 27, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 37
Views: 8573

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

Appears to be stored, not retired.

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by Moosefire
Fri May 24, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Door 2 Delete vs Door 3
Replies: 10
Views: 2522

Re: Door 2 Delete vs Door 3

The Exit and Emergency exits are where they are to satisfy the FAA and EASA. Because airlines want to put more seats on airplanes? Is of no consequence when applied to safety and Emergency Egress. But it’s certainly relevant for the relocation/redistribution of exits on the latest generation of the...

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by Moosefire
Tue May 21, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17923

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

ss278 wrote:
Actually its being designed for one pilot and one dog.

The pilot's job is only to monitor the instruments. The dog's job is to bite the pilot if it even appears that he/she is going to touch something.


Man, never heard that one before...

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by Moosefire
Wed May 15, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BLADE helicopter crashes into Hudson River (with video)
Replies: 6
Views: 2715

Re: BLADE helicopter crashes into Hudson River (with video)

First time I’ll ever say the Van Wyck looks appealing

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by Moosefire
Wed May 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 7678

Re: JFK Finally has its own Hotel!

Can’t use or accrue my HHonors or Bonvoy points there... I’ll pass. Glad to see the old Ramada gone and something new nonetheless.

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by Moosefire
Tue May 14, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck visit in-flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 3621

Re: Flight Deck visit in-flight?

No

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by Moosefire
Mon May 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5200

Re: New United Safety Video

Wow that was painful to watch. The green screen looks cheap. These are getting way too gimmicky.

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by Moosefire
Sun May 12, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Closing and Opening of Aircraft Doors
Replies: 14
Views: 3302

Re: Closing and Opening of Aircraft Doors

Honestly just looks like unnecessary theatrics, though maybe it’s a corporate policy or cultural norm for that airline. The gate agent kind and just looks like he’s performing for the camera.

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by Moosefire
Sun May 12, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11362

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

JD power is another “pay to use” award. Partially why they have multiple categories

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by Moosefire
Thu May 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets
Replies: 14
Views: 2159

Re: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets

I’ve wondered for a while why Delta breaks out the -400 into its own category when it doesn’t require a separate type rating. I don’t believe united does this.

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by Moosefire
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFE in 2019 - Huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 3308

Re: IFE in 2019 - Huh?

I’ll add to United’s defense they’re really good about informing customers to download the United app before the flight. It’s on gate signage, seat cards, and both gate agent and FA announcements.

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by Moosefire
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 744 at UPS
Replies: 20
Views: 4776

Re: The 744 at UPS

Some of the FX -11s are factory built freighters.

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by Moosefire
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19321

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

How so? B6 is going to LHR, not LGW. How do we know that? Has there been an announcement - perhaps of purchase of LHR slots you'd like to point to? Well when B6's CEO says things like "LHR or nothing" it makes it pretty clear doesn't it? https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airport-...

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by Moosefire
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385909

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I've heard the same rumors about him. He was fired from Mesa because he was having some sort of psychological/emotional problems. I hadn't heard the bit about him getting fired from Atlas so I'm not going to comment on it. I've been following this thread from the start, and find it quite interestin...

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by Moosefire
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385909

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

[twoid][/twoid] The moment the picture got published of the first officer all the rumors started on every aviation related site. His mistakes led to the crash. He sued his employer. He had pilots at his old airline that hated him. You people spreading this racism should be ashamed of yourselves. It ...

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by Moosefire
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 729
Views: 91788

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

fedex1 wrote:
How many gates will Fedex have after the 25 get built at IND?


At present there’s roughly 65 FedEx gates, though that number is always changing. So guessing approx 90 after this phase of expansion

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by Moosefire
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could AA cancel their 737 MAX orders?
Replies: 13
Views: 2346

Re: Could AA cancel their 737 MAX orders?

Always possible. Extremely unlikely.

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by Moosefire
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the Big4 Airlines Were Broken Up, What Could a 5th Look Like?
Replies: 41
Views: 3751

Re: If the Big4 Airlines Were Broken Up, What Could a 5th Look Like?

Those are airports, not markets. Take a look at the first two for example. TTN & LBE... you’re looking at philly and Pittsburgh, which have no shortage of competition at their primary airports.

Or further down the list with HOU and MDW, or LGB, and the list goes on

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by Moosefire
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 17837

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

Looks nice. Most folks praised this lighting scheme on virgin. Now it’s terrible?

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by Moosefire
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 1969

Re: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?

Seriously there was just a post on this two days ago

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by Moosefire
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385909

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

We don’t know that either. I don’t know of any autopilot mode that would get you that nose low. You would need all of your drag devices out and then some in a speed-on-pitch scenario and then would likely achieve only ~20ish degrees nose low at best

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by Moosefire
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385909

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

It’s very unlikely the jumpseater would be up below 10k

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by Moosefire
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385909

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

NTSB releases initial report https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/ntsb-release-initial-report-on-atlas-air-crash/ It appears as though this is a reshash of the NTSB March 12 Update that is already being discussed, intermingled with some opinion / interpretation. Some pretty poor interpretation at that!

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by Moosefire
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should I fly Cargo or Passenger?
Replies: 35
Views: 3241

Re: Should I fly Cargo or Passenger?

pilotaaron09 wrote:
Do you prefer a diurnal or nocturnal existence?


I’d rather be asleep during the night.[/quote]

My bros at UA and AA fly more red eyes than I do at FedEx.

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by Moosefire
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A321 doors
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Airbus A321 doors

The slide pack is not mounted on the door for doors 2&3. I don’t know the answer to the OPs question though

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by Moosefire
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 567
Views: 79221

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I am very sad to say that it appears that the NTSB is looking at pilot error as a significant factor in this becoming a fatal accident. And what is now going to happen is that the anti-Amazon political stooges are going to line up with their union friends, and there will be much high-minded hand-wr...

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by Moosefire
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356833

Re: United Globe Livery "Evolution" coming in "April-ish"

Praying they ditch eurowhite for blue and a return of the tulip with the globe pattern inside it. Realistically, they’re probably just putting the swoopy 787 livery on everything. Not my work, but: https://i.imgur.com/umRVL4Z.png The 80's called, they want that back. That hurt to look at.

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by Moosefire
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23934

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

Has an official categorization of “incident” vs. “accident” been made yet?

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by Moosefire
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and the 777F
Replies: 50
Views: 9077

Re: UPS and the 777F

rlwynn wrote:
Cargo does not care about fuel stops. It is only about getting the tonnage across the ocean.


Expediency still matters, especially for express carriers. Removing fuel stops translates to later pickup times.

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by Moosefire
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5460

Re: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?

If you look back at USAir....they are where JetBlue is now. The name "USAir" was too "regional" sounding. So to become more of a dominant "world Class airline", they rebranded to US Airways. I beleive JetBlue needs to tweek their brand/imge just a bit to market themsel...

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by Moosefire
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385909

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Really surprising that no one here has mentioned that the NTSB statement today basically rules out foul play/suicide... No one has mentioned it because it has not been ruled out. Your starting to push a few buttons my friend, too bad if you can´t read, but even on an enthusiasts site it is about ti...

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by Moosefire
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and the 777F
Replies: 50
Views: 9077

Re: UPS and the 777F

32andBelow wrote:
Swadian wrote:
Wouldn't be surprised if they go for 777F to get transpacific range.

It’s Interestinf fedex has gone that route but still stops a whole lot of their 777s in anc for fuel.


ANC is more than just a tech stop, it is also a sort facility. It allows for faster routings down the west coast.

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by Moosefire
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next customers for the 748F
Replies: 25
Views: 5813

Re: Next customers for the 748F

While I don’t expect FX to order the 74, it was heavily rumored to be looked at again last year. Logic being to keep the 74s busy flying charters till peak and the supplement the trunk Airlift durIng December. Was dismissed due to the small (~10 aircraft) subfleet and the rippleing effect of crew tr...

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by Moosefire
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141695

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

The background image on the announcement is directly taken from the upholstery pattern found on the London tube

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by Moosefire
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141695

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

It does appear to be a London announcement

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by Moosefire
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141695

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

I really do wonder what the appeal of Europe is aside from the prestige of saying they fly there. The yields aren’t that great, especially against the robust complexity it will add to the operation (and costs).

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by Moosefire
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Profit Sharing
Replies: 31
Views: 3614

Re: B6 Profit Sharing

don0245 wrote:
Haters will hate!


It’s actually a pretty valid post. That’s gotta make a dent in their ability to retain talent, which might be the point.

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by Moosefire
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 113
Views: 26394

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater

Which precisely goes to my point about scope clauses hurting the industry and the flying public by causing airlines to make choices they otherwise wouldn't, where the only group that benefits is the mainline pilots (and to a point made earlier, the follow-on effect pilot scope has on mainline cabin...

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by Moosefire
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 113
Views: 26394

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater

The scope closes don't make a lot of sense, so it's not a surprise to see nonsense solutions like this popping up. You must not work in this business if you don’t understand the value of scope. The only people who get any value from scope clauses are mainline pilots. No one else "in this busin...

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by Moosefire
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 113
Views: 26394

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater

Aesma wrote:
The scope closes don't make a lot of sense, so it's not a surprise to see nonsense solutions like this popping up.


You must not work in this business if you don’t understand the value of scope.

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by Moosefire
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis International Airport - New Airline Hangar
Replies: 26
Views: 2744

Re: Memphis International Airport - New Airline Hangar

Does the airport authority receiving the grant necessarily mean they have a tenant for the hangar? This sounds like they’re maybe trying to attract MRO business to the airport. Any chance they’ll juet lease it to FedEx?

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