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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 308
Views: 52185

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

By offering 737-700s at $23M (75% discount?), it was obvious Boeing was willing to lower its prices to whatever level just to kill any potential CSeries sale. (Again, they also confirmed their intention to kill the CSeries + not let Bombardier enter the market). Somehow Boeing appeared convinced th...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 605
Views: 86370

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

We dont really know which airlines do cargo and how much they charge per kg for any given route. If Air New Zealand for instance had lots of cargo demand to the US and charged a very high rate then they will definitely order A350-900 at 280T. That way they can take off close to near maximum payload...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 15107

Re: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9

I don't see how they can possibly make it work. As mentioned, the 787-9 will be running into fuel volume limitations even at 2/3 of full passenger load. If they really wanted to fly the route, they needed a 280 t A350-900 and some very careful thinking about the lightest possible configuration. Wou...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52497

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

Get real. The -8 has 53 orders and will be the basis of the future freighter. It will be built. For heavy cargo and long haul, it will be "it"...nothing else will come close. DL is still using the heck out of their 77Ls and if the airline has the right route and cargo needs, they might bu...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 605
Views: 86370

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Not quite. An 8100 nm flight would be about 4 hr longer. I think it is 4.8 hours longer. LAX - SIN is 7621 nm, and that route (SQ with A359 and UA with 789, each with 253 pax) has been discussed. SQ flies that route with 161 pax; UA used to block quite a bit of seats on that route as well. In real ...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 308
Views: 52185

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

Your metric (above) is that 737-700 at $23million then completely negated the CSeries Business case. 1) If that was true then, why would it not be true now? 2) and do you have information to demonstrate the BA could not now afford to sell those frames at $23million, if they chose to do so? :?: By y...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces DLH-ORD
Replies: 48
Views: 9147

Re: AA announces DLH-ORD

https://kbjr6.com/news/top-stories/2019 ... r-service/


what equipment? any idea?
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tys777 wrote:
Twice Daily starting May 23rd. Wonder what this will do to UA DLH-ORD service?

https://kbjr6.com/news/top-stories/2019 ... r-service/


what equipment? any idea?

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 605
Views: 86370

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

I discussed DL's rating before. Go look at their other LH frames. Very precise ranges. DL threw up 8000, nice big round number...as an estimate. Well that is Airbus' published Design Range, which would be in an Airbus OEM configuration (48J / 267Y) with passengers and baggage flying an optimal path...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52497

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

And I don't think Boeing need to spend much more money on the failing B777-8 either. Gave those money to improve on the B787 instead. At least airbus got their money from their standard A350-900. While improved B777-8 would only sucked money out of B777-9 sales. Get real. The -8 has 53 orders and w...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 112
Views: 25315

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

This thread after all is about the 77W vs the 35K not the 359. It clearly isn't. If you can only think in such a binary manner, it may explain your posts. Yeah they've only repeatedly deferred them and are in no hurry whatsoever to take delivery Yeah, they've only repeatedly ordered more, paid more...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 15107

Re: Air Tahiti Nui CEO Hints Nonstop Flights To Paris With 787-9

In an interview published by Airways Magazine, the airline's CEO said that with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, nonstop flights between Papeete and Paris might happen soon. https://airwaysmag.com/interview/air-tahiti-nui/ According to him, this flight would beat the current SIN-EWR flight as the longe...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 605
Views: 86370

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Let us start off with A350-900 280t. Still air range of 8.100 nm. That is with 325 pax no cargo. Well, the problem is, 8,100 nm is the range from ACAP, which assumes a very light cabin, less reserve, less catering, etc; its real-world range is less than that. i can't believe I'm actually agreeing w...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car
Replies: 35
Views: 4419

Re: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car

FA9295 wrote:
trav777 wrote:
SteelChair wrote:
The very definition of losing focus on your primary business


you mean the business of making things that fly?

Losing focus on making commercial planes.


Boeing makes military aircraft and weapons as well

they have an aerospace division

commercial aircraft are but one aspect of the company

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 112
Views: 25315

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

ok then I'm convinced...UA will simply cancel the orders at the appropriate time

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car
Replies: 35
Views: 4419

Re: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car

SteelChair wrote:
The very definition of losing focus on your primary business


you mean the business of making things that fly?

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElDorado International Airport (BOG) to get a third runway
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

Re: ElDorado International Airport (BOG) to get a third runway

will they not just end up bulldozing poverty housing?

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 605
Views: 86370

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

The video shows a GW of 607.200 lbs, FOB 191.500 lbs. That's a ZFW of 415.700 lbs. In real numbers that's 188.558 kg. Assuming an DOW of 140.000 kg (which is the same for a 787-10 with the same seat count), we can assume a payload of 48.500 kg. Comparing both ACAPS (A350 and 787-10) the maximum ran...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52497

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

10% is compared to the second-gen GE90, not the Trent XWB. GE has been consistent in predicting a 10% delta between the GE90-115B and GE9x. yes, and the comparison between 77L and 778 was looking at 10% fuel burn per hour improvement. If they hit that, the 35K is in serious trouble. Airbus should n...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video
Replies: 54
Views: 8347

Re: Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video

What can they really do though? Why Sydney over Brisbane--just curious. I hope they're fully punished with jail time and their lives ruined. Sending ppl to jail as punishment is an option but will not help the society to improve. Because if one is sent, another can do the same.. it's a matter of ri...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 605
Views: 86370

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Let us start off with A350-900 280t. Still air range of 8.100 nm. That is with 325 pax no cargo. Well, the problem is, 8,100 nm is the range from ACAP, which assumes a very light cabin, less reserve, less catering, etc; its real-world range is less than that. correct. PEK-DTW, 48t payload (25/23). ...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 605
Views: 86370

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

PEK-DTW, TOW 275.4t. 5763nm still air GC distance. 25t cargo, 238pax = around 48t payload. I guess you are referring to this thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1396117&start=53? It seems that the payload is 51t to 52t (post #54). drop 10t or 11t for the extra fuel n...

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 605
Views: 86370

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

RalXWB wrote:
This team B member lost any credibility by stating "the 7810 can do Lax-Syd with a full payload easily".


didn't say it

said 300pax

learn to read

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by trav777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 112
Views: 25315

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

given the replacement timeframe, I think they made a decision back when on the 359 that given the performance vs cost of the jet now in the real world, that they are reconsidering. Nobody at United, not Oscar, not Kirby and not Laderman has ever said one word, or even hinted, they are reconsidering...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NSA+NMA: Could Boeing do them both together (again)?
Replies: 133
Views: 16251

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

The widebody market as a whole is down in recent years. If we look at your point, since the A350 EIS at the beginning of 2015, the A350 has sold an additional 114 orders compared to the 777's (it's main competitor) 185... not all that different. That also doesn't account for the fact that the 777 i...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NSA+NMA: Could Boeing do them both together (again)?
Replies: 133
Views: 16251

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

The A350XWB is taking over a string of 777 operators. This year BA, JAL, Etihad, Air France and Virgin get their first. Check the orders & deliveries, things changed. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A350_XWB_orders_and_deliveries ok...not sure what this means to my point about le...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 112
Views: 25315

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

"No need for all this, just adopt a different configuration for the 789, closer to 300 pax. AC flies apparently with 298 on theirs." You do realize that AC's configuration has 30 business class seats, while UA's has 48. United would never significantly decrease the number of high-fare bus...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 147976

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

You need to relax, I've been seeing in almost all the threads as soon as A350 comes up, you start posting pretty much the same thing. It is as if you have some vengeance against the aircraft - and this coming from someone who was actually involved in the 787 program ! We live in an era where we hav...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NSA+NMA: Could Boeing do them both together (again)?
Replies: 133
Views: 16251

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

If Boeing have 5000 MAX in the backlog and only launch a 737 successor when this dries up, they are too larte again. The 787 was launched after the 767 stopped selling, which let to record A330 deliveries in the 2005-2013 period. Same for the 777X, launched when the backlog started shrinking and no...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52497

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

yes, and the comparison between 77L and 778 was looking at 10% fuel burn per hour improvement. If they hit that, the 35K is in serious trouble. My point is that you'd need better than the forecast 10% SFC improvement to get to 10% fuel burn per hour improvement, given heavier empty weight. I agree ...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 112
Views: 25315

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

if they really wanted the A350, they'd have taken some by now. It offers them nothing. United has stated the A350s will replace the 772s. They don't have a need for the A350s until they start retiring the 772s in 2022. No need for them now, but there will be in a few years. And the A350 does offer ...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NSA+NMA: Could Boeing do them both together (again)?
Replies: 133
Views: 16251

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

To answer the OP question. Can Boeing design two planes at once? Yes, and one gets the sense they are actually doing that starting with the MOM. Does Boeing need to introduce a new NB now? Back log numbers don't lie, no. If Boeing have 5000 MAX in the backlog and only launch a 737 successor when th...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52497

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

I would be gobsmacked if the sfc improvement from the engines on the A350 to the B777X. The is a step change - not an incremental change. 10% is compared to the second-gen GE90, not the Trent XWB. GE has been consistent in predicting a 10% delta between the GE90-115B and GE9x. yes, and the comparis...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 147976

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

It is right at the edge of 789 capability and near the edge for A359 but with higher payload. 77L should be capable of doing this with ease but at much higher fuel and operations cost. The gc distance between SFO and BLR is 7561nm which is just 60nm less than SIN-LAX and 222nm more than SIN_SFO. Bo...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 112
Views: 25315

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

Boeing and united are close .......and i am sure boeing gave them heavily discounted 777-300 ERs. When Boeing purchased those 77Ws, they directly converted 788 orders into 77W orders. At the time, Mr. Smisek said in some remarks on the deal that it cost UA "no additional capital expenditure.&q...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 605
Views: 86370

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

The regular A350-900 variants from 268-280T don't require any/significant changes, the ULR has some modifications to the fuel system, but even that just uses more of the standard tank. The 787-10 is a stretched 787-9, which makes it very light and efficient on routes it can do, but I'm not sure if ...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52497

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

the 748 is a freighter model, like the 77L...for all intents and purposes Honestly, I think the 779 will be the plane that is the no-choice option for any airline that can fill 400+ seats reliably. If they have that type of pax, this is the only plane available now for it. The 778 I find interesting...

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by trav777
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 147976

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

How feasible TECHNICALLY is a SFO - BLR flight? Could a 777W, 777LR, 787, or A350 do it in BOTH directions without a weight penalty? Would the route be the longest in the world? It is right at the edge of 789 capability and near the edge for A359 but with higher payload. 77L should be capable of do...

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by trav777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 7122

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

There are no major companies in EU without major US ties simply. EURO. We simply agreed to pay the noon exchange rate of the day we ordered. But that is just your and your bosses wet dream, isn´t it? Because you may be able to play USD games after a fashion with irrelevant economies like Russia or ...

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by trav777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 106
Views: 7327

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

Hi peeps, I'm working in a business where social justice is taken fairly serious. So, we talk a lot about white privilege, male privilege, heterosexual privilege and so forth. But, here is the big but, we rarely talk about language, and at the same time, it matters a lot. Write a business proposal,...

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by trav777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your tips for losing weight easily?
Replies: 40
Views: 2387

Re: What are your tips for losing weight easily?

I have been trying to lose some weight for a few months already. I work out at least 5 days a week. I do an average of 30 min of cardio (running, stair master, elliptical, or a combination), plus weight lifting per day. I also do ab exercises but I lost only 15 lbs in two months. Do u work out? Whi...

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by trav777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 44645

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

The hoax is the entire Russia narrative hatched by corrupt officials within DOJ who were partisan hacks. Some of them ended upon Mueller's very investigation, no way huh? Anyone can plainly see that Trump is up to his elbows with Putin and Russia. Why can't you? Bc I'm not a freakin idiot, that's w...

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by trav777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 44645

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

Every media personality reporting on this stupid fkin hoax has basically already been caught on camera saying there's nothing to this. What particular stupid fkin hoax are you talking about? This is a seven page thread so far. If it were true it'd have come out already. The notion of it on its face...

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by trav777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice you would give to your younger self
Replies: 37
Views: 2984

Re: Advice you would give to your younger self

If you could go back and revisit your younger self, what would you tell that person? Let's say around 12-15 years old - old enough to start thinking about the future, young enough to be very impressionable Drop out of highshool, get a job, save every dime, get emancipated, and invest in MSFT and QC...

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by trav777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Zimbabwe going tits up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: Is Zimbabwe going tits up?

Going?

I mean yeah the W. African bantus who came in the Zulu invasion/genocide/conquest are the RIGHTFUL, ORIGINAL owners of all land in Africa, dontcha know?

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by trav777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Politics of Razor Blades
Replies: 76
Views: 7411

Re: The Politics of Razor Blades

Gillette recently came out with a new ad campaign. https://youtu.be/koPmuEyP3a0 It would have been ok if it weren't for a few things... 1) The ad implies that all men are pigs that must be stopped. This is reinforced in the line that says "some already are" in reference to men who try to ...

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by trav777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18381

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Exactly Z-E-R-O!!!! of that has to do with socialism. If you read and know anything at all about the political movements, you would know that. Socialism is a four-letter-word made up by Republicans to scare the low information base. Ahhh your favorite - the Republican boogeyman! But seriously, how ...

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by trav777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR
Replies: 56
Views: 10546

Re: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR

The Concorde carried 95T of fuel and only around 100 seats that are premium economy by todays standards. With a range of 3900nm most of this fuel was consumed flying transatlantic. Cabin area would be similar to an A320 and looking at the payload range chart the A320 would burn slightly over 20T of...

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by trav777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NSA+NMA: Could Boeing do them both together (again)?
Replies: 133
Views: 16251

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

the max has what, 5k orders right now? there's no immediate pressure to build an nsa. better to put all the energy and time to getting the 777x and 797 out to customers on time. once that's done, you can take the tech you developed for nma and put them in nsa, but that's probably at least a decade ...

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by trav777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55336

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

I don't mean to get in the way of a perfectly good rumor but it's been pointed out here and in multiple other threads that DL's A359's are 275t yet 200+ replies later people are still using 268t in their calculations :) The general math here is: DL doesn’t use the 359 on LAX-SYD = 359 can’t perform...

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by trav777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 605
Views: 86370

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

ok, in response to both you and the previous message on this same subject- guys, I don't want to keep going round and round on this. Feel free to use whatever ACAP you want; I'm using a real world example of an actual flight, ok? Throw your ACAP out the wiindow; we have video of a FC on an actual f...

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