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by TTailedTiger
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?

I would think there would be a demand for an economical 50 seat regional jet. Not every market can sustain larger aircraft. I think a comfortable configuration of six F seats and 44 coach would be attractive to customers.

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Club in Denver
Replies: 10
Views: 1386

Re: United Club in Denver

Yeah two clubs doesn't seem to be enough. UA has about the same number of flights at DEN as DL does at DTW but DTW has four sky clubs.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1056
Views: 146127

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

keesje wrote:
I fear Boeing is in no position to simultaneously develop an NMA and an NSA. A smaller type, ultra lean, competing in the 170-220 seat <3000NM segment seems required. Or the competition will have them for lunch. Welcome to 2019.


So then that would make you very happy.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 45
Views: 5709

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

It will be interesting to see what happens to DL at SEA during the next economic recession. I don't think they will do so hot on their regional jets against Alaska's mainline fleet.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 55
Views: 9211

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

Pellegrine wrote:
What is exactly a premium 767 of all things? That's one old plane...


What does the age of the plane matter? The interior will be completely new and very nice. Not the half ass job AA did to their 767's.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1056
Views: 146127

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Boeing knows how to build an efficient wing and has never needed to rely on winglets for cleansheet aircraft design. Can we expect both the NMA and NSA to feature raked wingtips instead of winglets? And possibly folding wingtips so that they can make the wing as big as needed without having to worry...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 115
Views: 17582

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

greendot wrote:
Polot wrote:
once/if Boeing figures out who the OP is they will likely fire him.


My point is proven then.


How? What if there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for what happened with that aircraft? Now the OP has publicly made an accusation against Boeing and Fiji Airways.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 84
Views: 6205

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

What a world. Smoking (I don't condone it either) in the lav will get you arrested and a fine of thousands of dollars. But stick a needle with heroin in your arm and you are a victim of society.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 84
Views: 6205

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Sued over something the person did to themselves? Something known to be very dangerous and illegal at that. What jury in their right mind would award any damages? The airline is not responsible for saving you from your own destruction. And the flight attendants shouldn't have to put themselves at r...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 84
Views: 6205

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Say everything you want about how this stuff is going to be "wasted", or "expensive". Fact is, the total cost of the drug, which would be in the hundreds of thousands, absolutely pales in comparison to what it would cost to defend a lawsuit claiming that it was negligent of DL n...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 124
Views: 4362

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Wow. You have labeled this guy a sexual predator with zero evidence. That's disgusting. No, I didn't. If you didn't mean me, you should learn how to selectively quote. It's really easy, just highlight and delete what you don't want in your reply. See, I just did it. If you did mean me, your reading...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 44
Views: 5658

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

WN came in and grew during the Smiesk era at UA when domestic capacity shrank, especially at DEN. UA gave WN a big gift then. While WN has done well in DEN UAs recent focus on growing domestic operations has allowed UA to take back the a lot of the market share lost in WN during those years. Strong...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 124
Views: 4362

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Wow. You have labeled this guy a sexual predator with zero evidence. That's disgusting. Just as easily as you swallow the whole 'god told me to buy this learjet' preachers... same goes the MO of the worst sexual 'Who Me?' predators. Easiest fooled - those who immediately buy into the nicely package...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 124
Views: 4362

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Wait, which one is irrational? They're both born out of the same febrile, backward men, who view women as lesser temptresses who cannot be trusted. It is misogyny so ancient it's literally in the Bible/Torah. More a case of being afraid of false accusations, or a lawsuit. In case you have missed it...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 85
Views: 22610

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

Why is this on the A321n and not the A320n? A321 has hairdresser engines, like the A343. So when you add a big ass and powerful engine on it, the consecuence is increase of thrust and AoA. All fine and well until the pilots don't realize they are in direct law like AF 447 and Air Asia 8501. With as...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 159
Views: 19461

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Here's why the problems in this story happened 1) Basic economy - people want cheaper & cheaper flights. Airlines can't cut any more. Hence, tickets with ultra restrictive T&C. 2) No-show policy - started because people who game the system with hidden city ticketing causing airlines headach...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 159
Views: 19461

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I don't know about AA but Delta makes it very clear that you are purchasing a basic economy ticket and the restrictions on it. I would never purchase one.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17 - 5 years ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2346

Re: MH17 - 5 years ago

It still makes me sick to think about this crash/murder. Did the poor passengers at least not suffer for long? Would they have quickly lost consciousness at that altitude?

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 85
Views: 22610

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

Boeing put bigger engines on a plane, caused pitching, Airbus did the same.....lets take a closer look. Cool thing about the Bus is (not with pax) you can take the power and shove it to TOGA and slam it to idle and back and forth and the FBW compensates in pitch. All fine and well until the pilots ...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1305, ATL-MCO, 1/11/2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: DL1305, ATL-MCO, 1/11/2009

A16 was a popular gate for the 767-400. I went out of it many times when on the 764 to MCO or FLL.

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6146

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

How about the 1000's executed for crimes in China, a major trading partner of the rest of the world or the dozens the USA has executed in the last several years including with the use of drugs with cruel and painful deaths. Yes, the Saudi government is cruel in its awful way, but other countries ar...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24440

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

I'm reminded of the former NWA crew who actually flew drunk, were caught, somehow got through re-hab ... possibly through the help of NW's managment.. , and at least one returned to flying. In fact, retired flying the 747 as I recall. Yes that was the Captain Norman Lyle Prouse. I worked for NW at ...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24440

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Shocked Delta actually canceled a flight. I feel bad for the FO, addiction is a disease It's so puzzling that drunk pilots get tons of sympathy but not drunk drivers. Why is one to be pitied more than the other? I have sympathy for them right up until they check-in at the airport/get in the driver'...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24440

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

People get fired for saying something stupid or posting something stupid on social media these days. But apparently it's ok if you show up drunk to operate a transatlantic flight. What a world. While he was over the limit at the time he was tested, he would have been under the limit by the time the...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1056
Views: 146127

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

seahawk wrote:
Who cares about the Airbus crowd? Airlines care about numbers and smaller seats mean better numbers. I would not expect more than 16.5-17.3" for the 797.


16.5? Uh, no. That is only used by slaveship airlines like Monarch, Air Transat, and French Bee.

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1056
Views: 146127

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Whether 7 or 8 abreast I think Boeing will design it for 18 in seats. They kind of have to unless they want to hear screaming from the Airbus crowd. United was able to get 18 in seats on their 737 Max so it shouldn't be an issue.

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1056
Views: 146127

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

RJMAZ - Great post - but the 797-7 will not be within 10% of the seating of the 788. I remember a quote from a Boeing exec a few years back (I can't find it anymore) that the Bigger NMA will be A321 plus a Row. I think we are looking more at 125-130T MTOW for the NMA to be competitive. I still thin...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30818

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380?

A 787-10 would be a good fit for US and Canada. And why doesn't Air France serve MCO? That is a huge hole in their network.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1056
Views: 146127

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Guess the next question will be , when the NMA is eventually launched, how soon will the NSA ( 737 replacement) be launched? Also, will the boys and girls in Brazil be handed that project ? I think you are getting ahead of yourself here. Boeing is currently MAXed out. They need to first get it fixe...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3394

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Who wants to go to a country where you are in constant fear? Funny you should say that. I remember the first time I traveled to America solo, I kept getting told that I was brave to do so, including by my colleague's sister who has lived in America for years. How about you look down 5 threads where...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3394

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

I have no use for such backwards nations. Who wants to go to a country where you are in constant fear?

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385828

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I imagine it is just a matter of time before the report is released. They have been very quiet so I don't think there are any doubts about what happened. No, the docket isn't even open yet. We pretty much know what happened to the Southwest 737-700 in April 2018, but the report isn't complete. Do y...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385828

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I imagine it is just a matter of time before the report is released. They have been very quiet so I don't think there are any doubts about what happened.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22992

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I agree that businesses should be doing a lot more video meetings. It's a huge waste of money to fly people around for a meeting that lasts a couple of hours. It's a very antiquated and inefficient way of doing business.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 850
Views: 122867

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

A tipping point must be coming up where if a fix is not agreed worldwide, and soon, they will have to halt production at Renton. I really hope someone at Boeing is working on a Plan B. Rest assured that Plan B is identical to Plan A – Get that MAX back in the air, whatever it takes! Included in &qu...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19306

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

This! Corporate culture or even military discipline. When you are sergeant you do not behave like that to your captain. You are asking for it. What exactly are you comparing? Are you saying that this flight attendant is similar to a sargeant and that she shouldn't have challenged the captain? If so...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2347

Re: The Future of Boeing

Boeing isn't going under. And the Max (or whatever they rename it) will fly again. But a hypothetical forever grounding of the Max would be an interesting scenario. There are no engines that would make a brand new narrow body design worthwhile. Both Boeing and Airbus have said so. There probably won...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 850
Views: 122867

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 TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13510

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I don't smoke and never have but I don't see the big deal about this. Those rooms work very well. I have never once smelled any smoke in the hundreds of times I have connected through ATL. What'll they do, put in a another Hudson News?

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6094

Re: SHOULD LOCKHEED GET BACK INTO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT?

They could make a twin engine L-1011 and call it the TriStar-Max. Well, supposedly, in the late 90's/early 2000's, DL was studying re-engining the 727 with only 2 engines. That would have been interesting. Wouldn't that have been prohibitively expensive? It's basically a brand new plane. You would ...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.
Replies: 8
Views: 1927

Re: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.

How long will this take? We can't afford to have the 727 fleet out of the skies for too long. :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19306

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

WTF!? I read this was true in the 1990's but Korean airlines STILL have the WORST CRM. Who knows what DL has gotten into. Something needs to change FAST. Maybe not the worst, but at the moment they have real issues. A big part of the problem is recruiting. CRM and ex ROKAF do not fit together very ...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6302

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

I'm fairly sure we'll see the MAX flying in DL colors eventually. To justify introducing a new type in the fleet, there would need to be at least a few missions in Delta's network where the 737MAX would work (far) better than any A220/A320-family counterpart. In other words, what can a MAX do for D...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6302

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

Boeing and DL never had a great relationship and DL were traditionally a Douglas customer. They've had big Boeing orders in the past (see recently completed 737 order) but these days Boeing don't offer anything can't be matched in some degree by Airbus. Boeing's antics with BBD over the C-Series ce...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6302

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

They had already placed a huge A220, A321CEO, and A321NEO order. They don't need the 737 Max.

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings
Replies: 16
Views: 4371

Re: Delta Benefits from MAX Groundings

http://m.atwonline.com/airlines/analyst-delta-sees-revenue-capacity-gains-max-grounding “Delta has benefited from customer spillover from competitors and partners being impacted by the grounding of the aircraft,” Becker wrote. “Despite Delta’s higher growth, underlying industry capacity growth rema...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14840

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

Sooner ? :rotfl: Aren't you the one who lectured me on "if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all"? :scratchchin: If everybody cancels their orders it will give Boeing far more time to make the plane safe So in other words you want to Boeing to become insolvent...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14840

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/07/business/boeing-737-max-flyadeal-airbus/index.html CNN reporting on more problems with the AoA vane and the micro-processors used. Both videos are worth watching. The chances of the 737MAX flying again by September are remote. Not surprising that airlines are cancelli...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14840

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

scbriml wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:
Well, some other airline will now be able to take delivery of their 737's sooner.


Sooner? :rotfl:


Aren't you the one who lectured me on "if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all"? :scratchchin:

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14840

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

Well, some other airline will now be able to take delivery of their 737's sooner.

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