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by TTailedTiger
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 137
Views: 14284

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Thing is, NMA will be designed for the market of 2025-2045 and in that light you can see a future where today's metal narrow body darling of 1988 A321 will look like a 767 does today. XLR is showing there is buzz in that market segment and NMA will be the next step in meeting the market demand. But...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 137
Views: 14284

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

To be quite honest, I don't see a business case for Boeing to spend billions on developing the NMA - not when they have multiple fires to put out with the MAX crisis, 777X delay, and eroding trust in the 787 family. Boeing must clean house and admit defeat to Airbus for the next decade or a little ...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 98
Views: 12060

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Rough day for the flight attendant and passengers. Why do some people have to become animals when they fly. Is it drugs and alcohol? More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. Yep, someone posted the performance stats ...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 56
Views: 1720

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

Good. Companies need to keep their mouths shut. Why needlessly alienate half of your customers?

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 32
Views: 1229

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

I'm surprised none of the companies have thought of a large battery pack that you can strap your back or hip with a short cable running to the mower. This would provide for long run times ideal for landscaping services.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6629

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

An upguage in seats but definitely a downgrade in terms of comfort. The E-170/15 is the best jet in the sky as far as comfort goes.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1111

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

They are stupid and come off as insincere. There shouldn't be anyone else around during a proposal. It should be just between the couple. And the guy asking for permission from the father is stupid as well. She isn't anyone's property.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Book The Ugly American
Replies: 22
Views: 1591

Re: The Ugly American

...anyone remember that 1950s book that summarized the whims of the new global power - America, upon it's WWII victory. No, you are not alone. The title of this book came back to my mind during the last two years. The funny thing is I even agree with some of Trump‘s issues he addresses but the way ...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3039
Views: 301641

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

However, in the hypothetical situation where they had a runaway stabilizer on the NG along with the other parameters, I believe that they still would have crashed. I don't think you can say that they were well trained for the safe operation of the NG. I think the few orders of magnitude higher inci...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you Chromebook?
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Do you Chromebook?

I hate that commercial. It's grammatically incorrect. You can't "Chromebook".

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 11652

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

And give it two years - I will be surprised if DL still flies MSP-HND (or PDX-HND - it is only a matter of time that JL jumps on the route in partnership with AS). I find it really hard to believe that DL will be able to profitably fly seven daily into HND - one each of SEA/PDX/LAX/MSP/DTW/ATL/HNL-...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 11652

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

And give it two years - I will be surprised if DL still flies MSP-HND (or PDX-HND - it is only a matter of time that JL jumps on the route in partnership with AS). I find it really hard to believe that DL will be able to profitably fly seven daily into HND - one each of SEA/PDX/LAX/MSP/DTW/ATL/HNL-...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta - Automated Flight Boarding Announcements
Replies: 24
Views: 1988

Re: Delta - Automated Flight Boarding Announcements

I also miss the Delta gate monitor displays when the gate was inactive. It would scroll through a long list of airport codes and periodically stop on Delta hub cities and then show photos and unique features of those cities. Taking away that and gate announcements shows just how far Delta has regres...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5544

Re: FedEx 757’s

northstardc4m wrote:
My guess more 738s... they look decent:



It's a ways off anyways... the 757s are older but they still have useable life and good support in place.


Is that a photoshop job? I don’t see it listed on airfleets.net.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas Air 1981 Purchase of Continental
Replies: 17
Views: 1792

Re: Texas Air 1981 Purchase of Continental

Once gone, Lorenzo’s heirs had just better cremate his remains and scatter them afar upon the four winds, so this corpse and remains are not desecrated and dug up by airline survivors or the lure of others to come dance upon his grave. I was kind of hoping for an intelligent opinion on a valid ques...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas Air 1981 Purchase of Continental
Replies: 17
Views: 1792

Re: Texas Air 1981 Purchase of Continental

Yeah he wasn't a good person but I fail to see how he was any worse than people like Robert Crandall, Al Checchi, Carl Icahn, and William Compton.

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19387

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

Did they fly into IAD or BWI? Because DCA is slot controlled. Delta couldn't have operated OKC-DCA.

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expanding DFW, LAX?
Replies: 19
Views: 3155

Re: AA Expanding DFW, LAX?

jplatts wrote:
There are other holes in the AA network not on the above list such as DFW-CAK, DFW-ALB, DFW-ABE, DFW-CHO, DFW-FNT, DFW-LAN, DFW-PWM, DFW-PVD, DFW-ROC, DFW-SYR, LAX-CLE, and LAX-MEM.


Yeah I'm also surprised AA hasn't started LAX-MEM.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: American to order A321LR
Replies: 175
Views: 31243

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

AA is in the process of streamlining its fleet by reducing aircraft models. The A321LR makes sense for AA, since they operate A321s. While a Boeing NMA, if launched, would be a new aircraft type. I totally agree with you. The A321LR would be the perfect 757 replacement. But now the question is: If ...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 85
Views: 14476

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

Do you think the passengers knew they were in trouble or was the flat stall undetectable to them?

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still use ceiling mounted CRT televisions for IFE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2108

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

Even if the airline chooses wifi streaming IFE for personal devices they should still install overhead monitors for the safety video. I much prefer them over the crew doing it.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 63
Views: 3040

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

I prefer the interface of Windows 7 over Windows 10. It was just more user friendly. I skipped Windows 8 when I saw just what a horrible mess it was. The only thing Windows 10 does better imo is virtualization. I run MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 virtual machines and they seems to run smoother on Windows 10.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3039
Views: 301641

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Professionals don't talk about accident investigations like this, either: And we don't even know what the breakdown of the blame will be yet. That is a completely accurate statement. We do not know what the breakdown of the blame will be. And I made no assumptions of what that breakdown will be.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta - Automated Flight Boarding Announcements
Replies: 24
Views: 1988

Re: Delta - Automated Flight Boarding Announcements

https://youtu.be/QyAKwiBLO7Y
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They really need to bring the automated announcements back. You can barely understand some of the gate agents. It gave a far professional touch to Delta flights.

You can hear the announcements much more clearly in this video.

https://youtu.be/QyAKwiBLO7Y

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3039
Views: 301641

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If people would stick to the facts it would be fine. But so many are speculating and act as if they are speaking the truth. You do not know the intentions of the FAA, NTSB, or Boeing's management team. There is no one evil at the Boeing company and making them sound like some supervillain in a movi...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3027

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

And I'd like to wake up next Melanie Iglesias every morning. Neither has any chance of happening. The last time I saw Pelosi speaking she was so tongue-tied and stuttering so bad that I thought it was finally "the big one".

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3039
Views: 301641

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Something strikes me : Everybody seems to be focusing on what Civil Aviation Authorities, worldwide, will decide to allow the MAX to return into service. But this is not AT ALL the case . The people who will decide MAX's fate, are the Public and the Passengers. If a majority of them refuse to fly o...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3039
Views: 301641

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

art wrote:
FAA should have insisted on safety first. They did not. With fatal consequences. Shame on them.

The controlling minds at Boeing insisted on profit first. With fatal consequences. Shame on them.


Cite?

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3039
Views: 301641

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Something strikes me : Everybody seems to be focusing on what Civil Aviation Authorities, worldwide, will decide to allow the MAX to return into service. But this is not AT ALL the case . The people who will decide MAX's fate, are the Public and the Passengers. If a majority of them refuse to fly o...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3039
Views: 301641

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

My goodness at the ignorance going on in this thread. I only check it every few weeks to see if there is any factual news. If it doesn't have a cite, I won't believe it. None of you have the privilege of knowing Boeing's up to date financial stats nor do any of you know the FAA timeline for putting...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3039
Views: 301641

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

My goodness at the ignorance going on in this thread. I only check it every few weeks to see if there is any factual news. If it doesn't have a cite, I won't believe it. None of you have the privilege of knowing Boeing's up to date financial stats nor do any of you know the FAA timeline for putting...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Canada?
Replies: 29
Views: 4694

Re: Spirit Airlines to Canada.

My condolences to our Canadian friends. They may as well have law enforcement nearby when the Spirit flight arrives. There is sure to have been an onboard altercation. Trash fares attract the same type of people as evidenced on Instagram on a near daily basis. Spoken like someone who has never flow...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3039
Views: 301641

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

My goodness at the ignorance going on in this thread. I only check it every few weeks to see if there is any factual news. If it doesn't have a cite, I won't believe it. None of you have the privilege of knowing Boeing's up to date financial stats nor do any of you know the FAA timeline for putting ...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Canada?
Replies: 29
Views: 4694

Re: Spirit Airlines to Canada.

My condolences to our Canadian friends. They may as well have law enforcement nearby when the Spirit flight arrives. There is sure to have been an onboard altercation. Trash fares attract the same type of people as evidenced on Instagram on a near daily basis. Not all of us can afford business clas...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Canada?
Replies: 29
Views: 4694

Re: Spirit Airlines to Canada.

My condolences to our Canadian friends. They may as well have law enforcement nearby when the Spirit flight arrives. There is sure to have been an onboard altercation. Trash fares attract the same type of people as evidenced on Instagram on a near daily basis.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to Suspend Service at DAB
Replies: 27
Views: 3574

Re: Silver Airways to Suspend Service at DAB

So is DAB back to just three airlines? Delta, American Eagle, and Sunwing?

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6264

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

Ionosphere wrote:
I wonder what the longest historical DL MD-88 flight was?


It once operated LAX-ATL around ten years ago.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6264

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

OMA/MKE-ATL are right up there in longest routings. IIRC, they send MD-88s on ATL-PWM, too. That could be up there too. I believe there will be around ~45 MD-88s remaining by the end of 2019 with the rest retiring in 2020. There maybe a few cities in the midwest that are all MD-88 (DAY, CLE, CMH, M...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6264

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

They still fly ATL-OMA. Maybe that is the longest route.

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 287
Views: 37368

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Delta’s use of the term, “focus city” is not what people on here want it to be. It is not a “mini hub” with lots of flights to Delta hubs, a bunch of non-hub flights and a handful of international routes. From Delta’s perspective it is a “focus city” because it’s a market where Delta believes there...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 168
Views: 29731

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Continental767 wrote:
The RR engine issues on the 787 clearly spooked them.

I bet they got a killer deal on the NEO. Good for fleet commonality as well.


Doesn't RR makes the engines for the A330neo? Maybe VS should have looked past national pride when making engine selections for the 787.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: American to order A321LR
Replies: 175
Views: 31243

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Great job, Boeing, on killing the 757 without a true replacement. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching all the longtime 757 operators order and operate the 321 over the past decade because of your lack of foresight! I bet that Boeing is gonna rush to roll out a competing airframe and make another mess ...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 6903

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

Delta can't even keep consistent service to large cities like MIA, FLL, TPA, CLT, RDU, PIT, CMH from SLC. The have all been stopped and started multiple times. Dela can't just add capacity to SLC and hope it works. The demand has to be there. As far as a transpacific flight goes, their ownly hope is...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route
Replies: 29
Views: 9191

Re: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route

I would imagine the economics of the A380 are better on shorter routes. It will probably take longer to board than to fly that route.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9282

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

What percentage of AA's passengers at DCA are connecting traffic? I would think it would be the lowest of all of their hubs. DCA isn't exactly ideal for connections.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri May 31, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old BA 737 at CVG
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: Old BA 737 at CVG

These are two training airplanes used for Southern Air flight training. Not to be used nor can be used for passenger services. Why wouldn't they use simulators for training? I thought airlines stopped using the actual aircraft for training aong time ago. Remember those awful training accidents up t...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri May 31, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American or Southwest: Which would be better to fly?
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: American or Southwest: Which would be better to fly?

If flying in coach then by all means take WN. Even if the price is higher. You will get free checked bags, snacks, drinks, seats with decent legroom, a restroom you don't have to squueze into, and employees who don't hate the passengers.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri May 31, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 11926

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

I enjoyed looking at the terminal maps of Stapleton. I noticed it said A concourse opened in 1994. Why did they open a new concourse at Stapleton when the new airport opened just a year later?

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by TTailedTiger
Fri May 31, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 125
Views: 17355

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
I am kind of confused has delta added anything to AUS?


Shuttle flights every 15 minutes to the most important airport on the planet...DTW.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri May 31, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Prospective 797 Routes
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

Re: Prospective 797 Routes

It will eventually need to be used to upguage shorter domestic flights. Look at routes like ATL-MCO,BOS,LGA. They already have flights leaving every hour. As demand increases it would be foolish to run smaller equipment every half hour. The 797 would allow an increase in capacity without excessive f...

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