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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: 129
Views: 22965

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: 129
Views: 22965

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: 129
Views: 22965

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: 943
Views: 133495

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: 943
Views: 133495

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: 943
Views: 133495

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: 102
Views: 20346

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: 943
Views: 133495

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: 61
Views: 2117

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: 61
Views: 2117

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: 385643

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: 385643

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: 213
Views: 20257

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: 699
Views: 98030

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: 19221

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: 2335

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: 699
Views: 98030

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: 184
Views: 12916

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: 54
Views: 5700

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: 1722

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: 19221

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: 6270

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: 6270

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: 6270

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: 4360

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: 14809

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: 14809

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: 14809

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: 14809

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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by TTailedTiger
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR
Replies: 44
Views: 9113

Re: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR

Where is AA getting these LGA slots for new service?

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10197

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

ATL-SLC is interesting, usually much larger planes are on that, even the 767-300 had daily flights in the past. Those flights were operated by the domestic 763. One of the flights was ATL-SLC-HNL. I think SLC-HNL is a 752 now. Correct me if I'm wrong. Interesting. I didn't know the 757 could do it....

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9187

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

NMA is effectively a shrunk 787 (not the same barrel though) - using the technology from 787. They have been working on it for years and there are currently over 1,000 Engineers on it. That is why Boeing is saying EIS 2025 - although that seems pretty tough right now 2026/2027 is probably more like...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 47
Views: 4405

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Having never been at the controls of an aircraft equipped with speed breaks, why exactly is there any debate on whether they should be used? It's not like it's hurting the aircraft. And if one pilot has any criticism for the other I would think it should be discussed on the ground.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 98030

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

And I find your theories to be pretty wild. The BOD will not allow this to drag until the middle of 2020. How much say BOD has, from your perspective? It is about certification agencies, and there is no guarantee they buy whatever modification Boeing does next as a solution. So assuming it is 2020,...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2335

Re: The Future of Boeing

With the incessant bashing of Boeing on a.net it must be ready to crater and declare bankruptcy at any time now. I thought this was a forum on aviation not a sports betting site. Who is going to win the world cup type of stuff. If the airlines thought there was any risk of the ordered planes not be...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 47
Views: 4405

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Seems rather petty. Do pilots know the stats of the person sitting at the controls next to them? The FO could very well have been a captain with lots of hours at an airline that failed or perhaps they wanted to change companies. And that captain could find themselves in the right seat again if an ec...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2335

Re: The Future of Boeing

While I completely understand the reasons why Boeing is too big to fail, l feel that it is unfortunate thay they are too big to fail. They are far too insulated from market realities and from the realities of their gigantic mistakes imho. They are a quasi government institution, not unlike when Pan...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15249

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Perhaps in the distant future Hawaiian would take the 787-10 to replace the A330 on high desnity routes. That would also provide greater efficiency at a rather small airline.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2335

Re: The Future of Boeing

My point is this: There is no such thing as "Too big to fail", and Boeing have every chance of going under. The only way (or at least one of the few ways) for the General Public to regain confidence in Boeing is for a brand rehash with new management or whatever. The damage is irreversibl...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2335

Re: The Future of Boeing

With the incessant bashing of Boeing on a.net it must be ready to crater and declare bankruptcy at any time now. I thought this was a forum on aviation not a sports betting site. Who is going to win the world cup type of stuff. If the airlines thought there was any risk of the ordered planes not be...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 98030

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

And what engines would the NSA have used? Both Airbus and Boeing said there were no engines available that would make a new narrow body worthwhile.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 98030

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

And yet Lion Air is capable of flying the NG without converting them into a lawn dart.... Wrong again. Lion Air has crashed the NG. Yes, they have had some bad landings. But nor in the same rate as the MAX crash - and more important - with the same amount of casualties. Blame Ethiopian an Lion Air ...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 98030

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Do you think an airline like KLM or BA would dispatch an airplane that had been written up three times for the same problem? No, they wouldn't. It would have been sent to the maintenance base and wouldn't have left until they were certain they had identified the problem and made sure it was correct...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 98030

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Do you think an airline like KLM or BA would dispatch an airplane that had been written up three times for the same problem? No, they wouldn't. It would have been sent to the maintenance base and wouldn't have left until they were certain they had identified the problem and made sure it was correct...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 98030

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Besides, it's actually been quite a long while since anyone's written "100% Boeing's fault." And yet the very next post after yours is claiming just that. Instead of getting mad at me, how about educating the ignorant people who want to see Boeing fail? I'm on record for not wanting any a...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10096

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

I would hardly call ORD an Asia gateway for AA considering all the service they have cut or scaled back.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 98030

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Exactly. 'TTailedTiger' was promoting a policy a few short weeks ago that Boeing should deny any blame for this MAX situation. Thankfully, even Boeing could see this wasn't a wise strategy. People can only address problems if they admit to having them in the first place. I would suggest that if Boe...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 98030

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Besides, it's actually been quite a long while since anyone's written "100% Boeing's fault." And yet the very next post after yours is claiming just that. Instead of getting mad at me, how about educating the ignorant people who want to see Boeing fail? I'm on record for not wanting any a...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 98030

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Besides, it's actually been quite a long while since anyone's written "100% Boeing's fault." And yet the very next post after yours is claiming just that. Instead of getting mad at me, how about educating the ignorant people who want to see Boeing fail? I'm on record for not wanting any a...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 98030

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

They are responsible for the design of MCAS. Stop trying to deflect blame Last month it was all the pilots fault. Now it's the subcontractors Lol Exactly. 'TTailedTiger' was promoting a policy a few short weeks ago that Boeing should deny any blame for this MAX situation. Thankfully, even Boeing co...

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