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by StinkyPinky
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 19063

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

https://imgur.com/gallery/am6i4TL The first 321LR for Jetblue has been spotted out of the paint shop with a new tail design “waives” as well! Note the 3LR door (found on CEO 321s) has been plugged as well. To be N2105J. There also seems to be a large block of windows plugged just starting at the le...

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by StinkyPinky
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 19063

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

Everyone seems to think its the new Mint TATL aircraft, but Im pretty sure it's just a standard regular Mint configuration. I wonder which Core seats they installed, hopefully the Meridian seats and Avant system. Its amazing that soon JB will have 6 different configurations for the A321 (Core ceo, M...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11425

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

"while you ramper dudes can instead buy an Xbox and football tickets". How elitist and condescending . They're paying for housing, will have medical care, and putting food on the table for their families. You embody the toxic culture at your carrier (I assume AA with your 'cactus" ca...

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by StinkyPinky
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 19063

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

But without the 2LR doors the operator will have great flexibility to determine the premium seating. Yet, they still put something (most likely a lavatory) in the same spot where it is now with a 2L/R door configured plane, so I'm curious as to what the layout is. If its all solo angled seats, perh...

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by StinkyPinky
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR
Replies: 453
Views: 50796

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

Since my question some how went sideways, let me rephrase... If United wants to inaugurate service to a foreign destination, are inflight interpreters required? Would they hire new bilingual FAs specific for that route while 5,500 other FAs are getting furloughed?

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by StinkyPinky
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR
Replies: 453
Views: 50796

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

How will they staff the SFO-BLR flights with speakers? Despite furloughing 5,500 FAs, will they be hiring a handful of new Kannada/Hindi FAs for this route? DH to SFO from other language bases?

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)
Replies: 225
Views: 26924

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

Jo8338 wrote:
Why would catering come from MIA if b6 doesn’t serve MIA.


That's where the business partner's flight kitchen/warehouse is located.

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)
Replies: 225
Views: 26924

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

Jo8338 wrote:
What is B6 going to do with catering Mint out PBI? I assume it will have to come eastbound from the LAx flight?


Probably just drive catering up from FLL, same as how they drove catering from LAX (Torrance) down to LGB.

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by StinkyPinky
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1515
Views: 194161

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I'm probably crazy for thinking this... but AA pulling 50 seaters on flights to be replaced by B6 A320s... do you think the pilots, after giving up some scope on codes hares for this deal to happen... maybe also gave up scope on express flights? Could we possibly see B6 starting their own Jetblue Ex...

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by StinkyPinky
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 64
Views: 7398

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

The only real way to tell is by the #2 engine - you can see the opening and rear portion of the tail mounted engine is flaired a bit on the DC-10-40. Not sure if that what your question was asking. Otherwise, I believe it was really only engine performance and range. Somebody more technical definite...

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by StinkyPinky
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 68016

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

I would love for Amazon to start some B767 and 777F cargo flights into LGB and see the look on all those NIMBYs faces that didn't want FIS because that would bring in the "international jumbo jets."

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by StinkyPinky
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 68016

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

When does B6 have to legally surrender the slots? Can't they technically hold onto them until the last possible moment?

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by StinkyPinky
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35584

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

On the other note, im curious to see what people think could've happened in a perfect case scenario if the LGB/B6 Saga actually worked out, keeping in mind restrictions and NIMBYs, but talking about a scenario where LGB reps would've given into B6 requests. The airport would have been rebuilt nd im...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 68016

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Invitation sent to all B6 LGB workgroups for a meeting tomorrow. Ominous feelings as the previous meetings with little notice were full of bad news. Not surprising, the lack of flights at LGB that B6 operated over the past few months speak loudly, especially since LGB is still technically a “focus ...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 68016

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Invitation sent to all B6 LGB workgroups for a meeting tomorrow. Ominous feelings as the previous meetings with little notice were full of bad news.

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3148
Views: 545583

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Ouch. Apparently the the most senior FA to receive a WARN notice has a DOH Nov 9th, 1996.

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by StinkyPinky
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IFE: pre-AVOD/PTV
Replies: 12
Views: 1745

Re: IFE: pre-AVOD/PTV

These 1980s seatback screens on VS are pretty spectacular, offering 6 channels of recorded VHS content.

Image
https://blog.virginatlantic.com/cabin-avionics-20-years-caring-entertainment-systems/

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by StinkyPinky
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71534

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Does Horizon fly ANC-SEA or does this mean a new crew base?

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 53
Views: 11354

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

Did they have a crew rest bunk on these planes? And, how long were the longest flights? I always found the Stratocruiser fascinating. I wish there was a preserved example on display somewhere.

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17927

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

At least these JetBlue crewmembers will be offered opportunities to transfer to other cities. AO furloughs by station? So they'd potentially be bumping others out. B6 is downsizing. There are ZERO openings and certainly no priority transfers to anywhere. And they definitely don't bump anyone out of...

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by StinkyPinky
Tue May 05, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18225

Re: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

So the DOT approved all of the new exemption requests from B6?!? Wowza... Will make things interesting as far as reworking the route map slightly. With stations like DEN, they added the tag on to ABQ I don't think they approved it yet, B6 is just requesting the exemptions. It's been granted by the ...

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by StinkyPinky
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about JAL's B747-200 Executive Express
Replies: 28
Views: 6687

Re: Questions about JAL's B747-200 Executive Express

I didn't know it was all F and J, cool fact.

Was it the same for JALs Big Ben Express? I flew the Hawaii Express as a child but don't recall anything out of the ordinary

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by StinkyPinky
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1515
Views: 194161

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

StinkyPinky wrote:
SFO, SLC, LAS*, AUS, BOS are not available in the search engine. Most of these cuts extend into May.


Sorry, meant to include LAS, not RNO in the additional cuts.

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by StinkyPinky
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1515
Views: 194161

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Major schedule reductions for April not reflected in the OAG thread. JetBlue website showing LGB is left with: SEA - 5/wk PDX - 2/wk RNO - 3/wk SLC - 1 daily JFK - 1 daily SFO, SLC, RNO, AUS, BOS are not available in the search engine. Most of these cuts extend into May. LAX flights see major reduct...

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?
Replies: 44
Views: 5789

Re: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?

In this new age of social distancing, can the airlines just install middle seat blockers or DO NOT USE placards of some sort and still be FAA compliant rather than removing entire seat rows. A placard wouldn't suffice. AA blocked some middle seats on the 738 to bring the seat count down with fixed ...

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by StinkyPinky
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1515
Views: 194161

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

LGB is cutting SJC, OAK, and SMF earlier on April 1st, rather than April 28th as previously planned. SFO goes to 1 daily flight (midday). LAS and SLC go to 2 daily. The remaining flights seem unaffected for now.

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 646
Views: 116024

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

With these 4 A321’s, will they be all core or MINT, once they get the JetBlue interiors? And what tail design will they have? And what other B6 aircraft are scheduled for repaints? Thanks. These 4 A321s were intended to fly for at least a year with original TC interiors with minimum modifications. ...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1515
Views: 194161

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I'm disappointed with this AS/AA news as this makes any possibility of merging with Alaska nearly impossible. On the other hand, as this makes B6 even less relevant on the West Coast... I wonder if this backs B6 further into a corner and makes the possibility of being acquired by WN or UA even more ...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1515
Views: 194161

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

New bilateral Interline deal signed between JetBlue and Interjet.

https://newsroom.aviator.aero/interjet-airlines-announces-bilateral-interline-agreement-with-jetblue-airways/

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 254475

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Interesting development, Norwegian appoints Marty St. George as interim CCO... https://onemileatatime.com/norwegian-hires-jetblue-executive/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=One%20Mile%20at%20a%20Time&utm_content=Wow:%20Norwegian%20Hires%20Former%20JetBlue%20Ex...

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 254475

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

DELTA777 wrote:
JetBlue will be closing Mexico City early next year. Currently, JetBlue operates 4 flights per day to BOS,JFK,FLL and MCO.


Dummy bookings, looks like last day of MEX service is January 8th.

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and JetBlue announces cooperation
Replies: 44
Views: 9075

Re: Norwegian and JetBlue announces cooperation

This is probably an easy and quick way to get some brand recognition in Europe in the near term, leading up to their own flights across the Atlantic. I'm just concerned that DY wont be around and this will backfire, stranding B6 customers if they collapse. Also, it seems odd to partner with another ...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 254475

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

speedbird2263 wrote:
JetBlue's second A321 NEO was delivered today. Routing XFW-BOS-MCO. Reg N2016J. The third A321N (reg. N2017J) was recently spotted in XFW on Sep 16th heading for paint. 6 total expected for delivery by year end.


Wonder why the reg jumped from N2002JB to N2016JB... any name spotted on it?

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 646
Views: 116024

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

JBcapecott wrote:
Thanks, but I meant is that blue stuff below the headrest blue leather?


It's all synthetic leather (meaning, the blue isn't ribbon or fabric).

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by StinkyPinky
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 28267

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

9/9/2019 B6 Flight 2136 LGB-SFO @13:00 is delayed 12 hours, ETD 23:59.

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 254475

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Why B6 and not WN/NK/F9/G4? Because like I mentioned above, when taking your family to the Magic Kingdom, why not pay a little bit more for TVs for them to watch cartoons on, and more comfortable seats/tastier snacks and more than a half full plastic cup of soda? I think that's the problem... despi...

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by StinkyPinky
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 27923

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

Talk about over reaction. This thread is a trying to paint doom and gloom over some pretty trivial changes... a cardboard cookie box? The one that gets torn open and discarded almost immediately so the customer can eat the cookie? The cookie they chose over the fresh apples and oranges that were rar...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: ATTN LGB Spotters!
Replies: 6
Views: 9780

Re: ATTN LGB Spotters!

I saw it come in last night from PHX. Anyone know why it got subbed in?? Not a substitution, its flying FAA proving runs. Oh got it- any chance these are going to be regularly scheduled into LGB at some point? Believe they will be back and forth from the NE to Florida until they are used on the 7+h...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: ATTN LGB Spotters!
Replies: 6
Views: 9780

Re: ATTN LGB Spotters!

gregn21 wrote:
I saw it come in last night from PHX. Anyone know why it got subbed in??


Not a substitution, its flying FAA proving runs.

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by StinkyPinky
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA changes rules for KCM starting August 28th
Replies: 30
Views: 7340

Re: TSA changes rules for KCM starting August 28th

SuseJ772 wrote:
What was abused? I still don’t understand the need for the change.


Exactly. What does requiring a uniform change? How does that make any difference? Big step backwards.

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by StinkyPinky
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 44
Views: 10003

Re: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

I guess you answered in your first 3 words :) You do realize that narrowbodies to/from Hawaii is nothing new right? In fact widebodies have been the exception for the last 30 years or so. I would think that you could vent out more smoke in a wide body. History or statistics ain't going to change my...

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by StinkyPinky
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetsuitex new 8 August
Replies: 37
Views: 5371

Re: Jetsuitex new 8 August

Looks like the first aircraft wearing the new JetSuiteX name (JSX) and logo has shown up at Boeing Field today. Unless they absolutely needed the plane for operational reasons, I doubt they would let the new logo/name fly (no pun intended) if they weren’t going to unveil it until the 8th. https://t...

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by StinkyPinky
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 254475

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Big Rumours swirling around that because of WN departure from EWR B6 will Kill low yields and capacity At LGB. LGB-OAK,SMF,SJC,RNO,PDX will all be axed and aircraft will be used to increase EWR marketshare. Ya I know Flyguy Would seem like a knee-jerk reaction since they just transferred in 35 addi...

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by StinkyPinky
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 45446

Re: WN to close EWR

AA's operation at ATL actually isn't half bad. Lots of mainline and decent frequencies. In fact, I think ATL is probably AA's largest station that is a fortress hub of another airline. AA even has a satellite crew base in ATL. Flew AA LAX-ATL and the crew were all based in ATL, and 30+ years senior...

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA
Replies: 30
Views: 6688

Re: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA

This is a case where they are just over thinking seat design. The middle passenger is already wedged between two other passengers. Having that person fit further back and lower will do nothing to make it feel less claustrophobic. I had the same thought, as if you're now being swallowed up even more...

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by StinkyPinky
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity
Replies: 24
Views: 5776

Re: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity

Doesn't seem like a very long taxi nor hotter weather than usual in Orange County. However, for max performance takeoffs, dont they hold the brakes and rev up the engines? Would that cause them to heat up at all despite a lack of friction?

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by StinkyPinky
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 15328

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

http://imgur.com/gallery/Cj3FzET
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D L X wrote:
So is there a picture of the offending door seat in this case?


http://imgur.com/gallery/Cj3FzET

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by StinkyPinky
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 15328

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Here, you can see the same aircraft with the extra exit deactivated: 5141381 Question: is it a regulatory mandate or just a "common practice" to have the active Emergency Exists highlighted on the outside? By highlighted, I mean that they are visible on the paint scheme (even if by just a...

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by StinkyPinky
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 15328

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

I'm pretty sure this is what the OP is talking about. Seen same on JetBlue and (this example) Vietnam Airlines. It is kinda surprising how much it protrudes into the exit and blocks the observation window.

http://imgur.com/gallery/Cj3FzET

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by StinkyPinky
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 8973

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

If it’s a Mesa plane why would DL buy it? Mesa and whomever hit had insurance Wondering the same - also, Mesa leases those E175's from UA. United owns them outright. Well if a DL employee on the job hit it and is at fault it would be under DL’s insurance... Yes, it was a Delta employee that hit the...

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