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by exmike
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 149
Views: 27327

Re: Rumour: UA will close base in NRT, HKG, FRA

Coexstud wrote:
FSDan wrote:
Is this referring to pilot bases? FA bases? Both? I'm assuming these would be 777 bases?

No Yonited didn’t have international pilot bases apart from GUM

Last I checked Guam was part of the United States.

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by exmike
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers
Replies: 74
Views: 9752

Re: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers

I have only booked United now for the foreseeable future for work trips, with change fees gone there is zero reason to fly WN and I much more with status on UA then I ever got on WN. Status on WN did very little for me. One could make an argument that WN elected to forego change fees for exactly th...

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by exmike
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?
Replies: 29
Views: 5156

Re: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?

32andBelow wrote:
Covid isn’t going to just kill humans desire to travel.


Everything about the travel industry today suggests otherwise

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by exmike
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?
Replies: 29
Views: 5156

A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?

We’ve seen covid19 significantly affect the usage/life spans of VLA. I’ve been wondering whether the gradual shift towards larger single aisle planes will reverse as well. We don’t know how long covid will continue to depress travel but assuming demand is suppressed for several years perhaps the a32...

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by exmike
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020
Replies: 43
Views: 7690

Re: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020

Is everyone in Wuhan dead? Wuhan had a martial law type lock down and it worked after 3k people died. Italy did not have a lockdown until one week ago and has a ~8% case fatality rate. People who think we can just let everyone get infected and get over it do not understand what happens when the hea...

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by exmike
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Coronavirus
Replies: 115
Views: 25507

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

This may be Tsai's last chance to declare Taiwanese independence, while the mainland is distracted by COVID-19 and before the PLAN gets its carrier groups up-and-running. A good opening salvo is indeed renaming China Airlines and Chunghwa Telecom to Taiwan Airlines and Taiwan Telecom. But this is p...

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by exmike
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 64426

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

thompsonmax wrote:
Hi everyone. I am new here. I also like A220 and I think it is better than E-195E2.

I like turtles

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by exmike
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 11724

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

Saying the impact is small is generous. There is literally no impact, other than typical far right loons that like to control what everybody does. That’s far more dangerous than a plastic straw in the ocean. Since when was protecting and preserving the earth a far right agenda? I guess you'd let th...

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by exmike
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 11724

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

Ridiculous nanny state regulation. Just as stupid and pointless as banning plastic straws, which also accomplishes absolutely nothing. No single snowflake thinks its the cause of an avalanche. The impact may be small, but it is the sum of many small efforts that will hopefully make a dent on our se...

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by exmike
Fri May 17, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 22152

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Good grief ..... only citizens of the USA would find this to be an issue worth discussing !!!! But then only a US airline would serve a hamburger in the 1st cabin LOL My Europeans snob detector just went off. There will be snootiness. Haha yeah only Europeans would block a middle seat and call it f...

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by exmike
Fri May 17, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 22152

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

I do enjoy the environment debate about plastic while flying around in an airplane that’s spewing out exhaust. This is simply cost cutting. Not sure what’s left after this. No single snowflake thinks it’s the cause of an avalanche. Cost cutting or not do you deny less plastic isn’t a good thing? It...

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by exmike
Fri May 17, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 22152

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

still? Its Seagrams now How does everyone feel about them going from passing out bottles of water to now handing you a cup of water? Will you continue to ask for your softdrink or coffee and some water? Or skip the water since its in cup. I feel good about it. There are enough plastic bottles in th...

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by exmike
Thu May 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 22152

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

That's disappointing, though I'm glad Canada Dry is still the ginger ale option. still? Its Seagrams now How does everyone feel about them going from passing out bottles of water to now handing you a cup of water? Will you continue to ask for your softdrink or coffee and some water? Or skip the wat...

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by exmike
Sun May 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 12181

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

Skytrax is a joke. They gave Lufthansa 5 stars for its planned new business class seat with direct aisle access even though none have it currently. How does that even make sense?

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by exmike
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants
Replies: 28
Views: 4528

Re: Airbus and Boeing committing economic suicide by opening China aircraft plants

One should also note that China is promising both companies huge sales for opening these completion centers. To say no would mean that the company saying no would loose out massively over the next 15-20 years. Please detail if you will where China will source planes over the next 20 years if not fr...

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by exmike
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11543

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

Time to let it go..

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by exmike
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Observed today: the perfect dress/style of an Asian flight crew
Replies: 55
Views: 9209

Re: Observed today: the perfect dress/style of an Asian flight crew

johns624 wrote:
I'll take performance over appearance any day of the week.


You can have both you know

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by exmike
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United’s announces new premium heavy 767
Replies: 71
Views: 19466

Re: United’s announces new premium heavy 767

Interesting to see AA and UA go in opposite directions. AA taking business class seats out of their 787 (now 20) while UA adding planes like these. Certainly like uniteds approach more.

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by exmike
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?
Replies: 26
Views: 5922

Re: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?

Considering Emirates best suite is on the 777 I would say they’re here to stay.

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by exmike
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux News and Discussion thread
Replies: 281
Views: 28904

Re: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines

More interesting will be how an island of ~26m people will support three full service long haul carriers. The consumers will be winners for sure.

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by exmike
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Rolls-Royce Offers China Engine Plant to Win Deal; Airbus Plans to Make Newest Jet in China to Win Orders
Replies: 35
Views: 4749

Re: Bloomberg: Rolls-Royce Offers China Engine Plant to Win Deal; Airbus Plans to Make Newest Jet in China to Win Orders

Set up shop in China and transfer your technology there? Yeah, that makes sense. I could see setting up a chair or seat business, some interior stuff, but to make entire engines and planes there? Given China's past history concerning technology transfers, this doesn't look like a great move, tradin...

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by exmike
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 46770

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Good point, 50-70 shipsets a months is something not done before. Wide bodies did 10-15 / month max. It might require some serious infrastructure and be a serious consideration to stay away from a composites wing for now.. https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/locations/united-king...

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by exmike
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 377987

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

It is all about air noise and window design. Nothing to do with distance from engines. The 747 was much louder then the 777 in the cockpit. Interesting, since the cabin of the 777 is one of the noisier ones. I suppose that cabin noise variables may differ from cockpit ones. That being said I'll tak...

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by exmike
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 13152

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

Does bankruptcy count? Independence Air went belly up less than 2 years after it broke off from regional flying for the majors. Really chaps my hide that I never got to use the $50 credit they gave me for a flight delay.

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by exmike
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 377987

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I expect the 777X to be quieter than the 77W, but not by much. I do not expect it to be as quiet as the A380. Cest la vie. Lightsaber I recently was in the cockpit of a 747-400 at altitude and it was so quiet you could hear a whisper from one seat to another. It was downright eerie. Had not been in...

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by exmike
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania
Replies: 39
Views: 13462

Re: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania

northern hemisphere winter can make flying west painful. I was on CX881 LAX-HKG on 2/16. With taxi time it was a very long 16hr 11m trip.

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by exmike
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 110793

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

I'm curious how some of the major airports are feeling right about now who made major retrofits to support the A380. I'm equally as curious how some of the major airports are feeling right now who have not made major retrofits to support the A380. Who really cares? The A380 has been in service for ...

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by exmike
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 110793

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

One has to also think of all the airport that spend millions upgrading to accommodate the a380. Seems some will never get a positive ROI in their investments.

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by exmike
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 744 F flatbed
Replies: 3
Views: 1827

Re: CX 744 F flatbed

The 777w has essentially the same seat right?

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