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by TheWorm123
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 Years ago- Last MD-11 delivered to Lufthansa Cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6168

Re: 20 Years ago- Last MD-11 delivered to Lufthansa Cargo

Corona helped the extension of the MD-11 life. Apart from that, a rather questionable design which found a niche, but which certainly fell far behind the A340 and especially the B777. I wouldn't call the design questionable, rather neglected or malnourished. Since McDD was already running out of ca...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azur Air Applies for Miami
Replies: 13
Views: 3012

Re: Azur Air Applies for Miami

I didn’t think any 767 model had that kind of range Why B767? I doubt that their B767 with the 2-4-2 seating, all Economy, will make it without payload restriction. Azur is operating B777 as well, isn't it? And at least the B777 is offering Business Class, albeit only 7 seats on most of their fleet...

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by TheWorm123
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azur Air Applies for Miami
Replies: 13
Views: 3012

Re: Azur Air Applies for Miami

I didn’t think any 767 model had that kind of range

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by TheWorm123
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines' DC-10s
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

Re: Singapore Airlines' DC-10s

Apparently they were disposed of after 4 years to allow standardisation of 747’s: http://www.taxiways.de/DC-10/D10operator/SIA.html I did remember a review I read of the Biman Bangladesh DC-10 flights and the Singapore logo could still be found everywhere on the plane: http://www.oldjets.net/biman-d...

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by TheWorm123
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 71
Views: 15674

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

I always thought a pre requisite by AF and BA should've been that they were to be stored inside. No indoor, no concorde. Sooner or later that conversation will have to be held regarding the outdoor concordes. No matter how popular they are or maintained. Aircraft simply aren't meant to be stored ou...

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by TheWorm123
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 255250

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

From the head of the NTSC - "According to data from the joint SAR team, the debris was scattered over an area of ​​80 meters and a length of 110 meters at a depth of 16-23 meters. Parts of the aircraft were found in the form of aircraft instruments in the cockpit, several parts of the main whe...

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by TheWorm123
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?
Replies: 63
Views: 6924

Re: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?

Am I wrong in thinking that the A330s operated by Air Tanker on behalf of the Royal Air Force on the Brize Norton- Mount Pleasant (Falkland islands) route can/could also be operated as a combi aircraft?? I know that the RAF TriStars were... On a side note, I have stepped onboard two combis in my li...

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by TheWorm123
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 255250

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

This accident seems to have alot in common with the 2001 crash of AA587 that happened on climbout from JFK. The PCU/rudder hard-over issue has been fixed for decades. Is the rudder on the 737 large enough cause the separation or significant damage to the vertical stabilizer if given inappropriate p...

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by TheWorm123
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 255250

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Agreed..A despondent flight crew or some other severe mental issues not caught. Such as Captain of the Air Egypt 767, or the FO that flew the A 320 into the side of a mountain in the Alps (Germanwings??) to me it look way to similar. Jeez bit of an irrational jump they haven’t even analysed the tap...

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by TheWorm123
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 255250

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

My guess: Dispondent flight crew member disposed of other (read shot) then took care of the rest to the water. Simple, and a reason no attempt to recover from dive. Seemingly rational explanation as any IMO. Agreed..A despondent flight crew or some other severe mental issues not caught. Such as Cap...

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by TheWorm123
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 866
Views: 255250

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

I will speculate the upset start with a roll to the left. Height/speed from ADSB data initially dont show this, only the heading change to the left show this. After a few second as roll angle passes 90 degrees the nose drops significantly, height loss/ROD still very small. Left roll continues, pilo...

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by TheWorm123
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many runways does an airport need?
Replies: 17
Views: 3313

Re: How many runways does an airport need?

https://youtu.be/X5gGSWg_KcE

The SFO synchronised landings are a thing of beauty.
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The benefit of parallel runways:
https://youtu.be/X5gGSWg_KcE

The SFO synchronised landings are a thing of beauty.

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by TheWorm123
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?
Replies: 61
Views: 7049

Re: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?

flyjay123 wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
And you can use both a jetbridge on the front door, and stairs on the rear, for quick turn arounds


I've never seen that.

LS do it (at least on non-737 aircraft) and they use the ramp to board the priority seats.

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by TheWorm123
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines prohibits Emotional Support Animals
Replies: 40
Views: 3987

Re: Alaska Airlines prohibits Emotional Support Animals

It wasn’t the greed of the airlines, it was mostly people taking advantage who didn’t want to pay extra for their animals to go in the cargo hold. Cause and effect. No cause no effect. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Deny all you want. People managed fine since the 1900’s as passen...

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by TheWorm123
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Likelihood of a Battleship Gray Retro Livery
Replies: 17
Views: 2377

Re: Likelihood of a Battleship Gray Retro Livery

airbazar wrote:
Arguably the ugliest livery in United's history, not to mention the livery associated with Ch.11. I doubt very much we'd ever see one.
This is the only United retro livery worth considering, IMO:

Weird how a livery can make 747 look like a packet of cigarettes

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by TheWorm123
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines prohibits Emotional Support Animals
Replies: 40
Views: 3987

Re: Alaska Airlines prohibits Emotional Support Animals

Thank goodness I have the ability to change my dogs designation to PSD. For all the abuse legitimate ESA should still be allowed, luckily the changes provided an option. The PSD designation will be used by legitimate former ESA owners. Like it or not the greed of the airlines caused this abuse. I w...

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by TheWorm123
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings
Replies: 50
Views: 6072

Re: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings

The one 737-800 I've flown on felt like we were going incredibely fast on approach to MAN, AIrbuses however is an entirely different story on the A332 i didn't even feel the wheels touch the ground. Your experience probably means that your 737-800 was landing at flaps 30 versus flaps 40. Flaps 30 i...

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by TheWorm123
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round trip routes where both legs travel the same direction
Replies: 11
Views: 3769

Re: Round trip routes where both legs travel the same direction

Flights between UK and the Canary Islands more or less follow the same right in either direction, they fly off the coast of Ireland, France, Portugal and then Morocco all the way and the same on the reverse.

I can’t say why but they spend 90% of the flight over water I’d estimate.

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by TheWorm123
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air China and the B777X to Domestic/Latin America?
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: Air China and the B777X to Domestic/Latin America?

AirKevin wrote:
Thread title was a question, but I don't see a question in the post, so I'm very confused as to what's being asked.

My interpretation is asking what the chances of Air China using the B777X on flights to Mexico and then suggesting why it is a superior choice to the A350-1000.

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by TheWorm123
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings
Replies: 50
Views: 6072

Re: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings

The one 737-800 I've flown on felt like we were going incredibely fast on approach to MAN, AIrbuses however is an entirely different story on the A332 i didn't even feel the wheels touch the ground.

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by TheWorm123
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager 787-8 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6720

Re: Teenager 787-8 ?

VSMUT wrote:
TheWorm123 wrote:
Have any 787’s actually gone for scrap yet?


The 3rd prototype was scrapped.

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Thank you :)

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by TheWorm123
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager 787-8 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6720

Re: Teenager 787-8 ?

Have any 787’s actually gone for scrap yet?

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by TheWorm123
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax
Replies: 31
Views: 2207

Re: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax

Why do I get the distinct impression that this is a fetish question?

The dead giveaway being the extra positive adjectives for describing women’s feet but then the misandry when talking about mens.

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by TheWorm123
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 30214

Re: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's

All A321’s have now have G regs: G-HLYA G-HLYB G-HLYC G-HLYD G-HLYE G-HLYF G-HLYG What happened to the previously sourced ex TC A321?! The rest I think are still with lessors around Europe and possibly the US (at least a couple of TCX aircraft were). So far only G-HYLF is in service and G-HYLG is p...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 30214

Re: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's

Another A321 G-HLYG is joining the fleet soon according to Planespotters, Jet2 brought back 757’s from storage not long ago and are actively using them now so looks like they’ll either fly them in parallel for the moment or possibly scrap a 757 for every new A321 that enters service.

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by TheWorm123
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First New-Build ATR-72 Freighter Takes Flight
Replies: 50
Views: 12048

Re: First New-Build ATR-72 Freighter Takes Flight

There are a lot of small cities, remote towns, islands that this will be a great for, especially for relatively large cargo items. I wonder if this model and version can be used in winter environments, has improved de-icing systems that would expand its use year round into the northern USA includin...

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by TheWorm123
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surf Air lands $200mil investment; refocus on leisure customers; plan IPO
Replies: 10
Views: 2397

Re: Surf Air lands $200mil investment; refocus on leisure customers; plan IPO

Is the subscription model successfully working as they intended?

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by TheWorm123
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace set to take delivery of Emb 195 E2
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: Air Peace set to take delivery of Emb 195 E2

I thought Air Peace was a suspected front for money laundering?

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by TheWorm123
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-747-300SUD Question
Replies: 24
Views: 4648

Re: B-747-300SUD Question

I’ll understand that the 747-300 was a -200 with a stretched Upper Deck ! What were the pros and cons for this modifaction ? There were no “cons” from the manufacturer’s point of view as the enlarged upper deck became a standard feature on the -400 and -800 passenger variants. In the cockpit and sy...

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by TheWorm123
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What saved the A320 program after the Habsheim airshow crash?
Replies: 53
Views: 12116

Re: What saved the A320?

Not to nitpick But wasn't that fwd cargo door a United 747-122 out of Hawaii? UA811 was indeed the fwd door. Interesting case as well in that the NTSB initially found it to be operator error, which given the evidence they had at the time was reasonable. More cases occurred with 747s, and the discov...

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by TheWorm123
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What saved the A320 program after the Habsheim airshow crash?
Replies: 53
Views: 12116

Re: What saved the A320?

Incredible post! The fault with the door had already happened to an American Airlines DC-10, was that ground personnel to blame once again? and this may be news to you but aircraft doors are not supposed to open in flight, nor, when they do open, the passenger cabin floor not supposed to collapse c...

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by TheWorm123
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 18592

Re: SQ Boeing 737-800

Thread on it from last November when it was rolled out >>>> First SQ 737 MAX roll out https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1435589 To be pedantic, that was a thread on the SQ -8MAX. This is a respray on a 737-800, presumably ex-MI. Might make sense to consolidate this thread with that, u...

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by TheWorm123
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4999

Re: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?

Outside of aviation, nobody that I know, willingly as a 1st choice. My non aviation friends tend to save up their questions until they see me, and it's a blizzard of 'my booking says 737, will I be on this new plane that keep crashing?' I can think of seven lead passengers I know who avoided flying...

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by TheWorm123
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit
Replies: 62
Views: 10753

Re: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit

Ummm, calm down there. The B738 trailing edge of the wings are low enough where an evac directs to sit and slide of the back of the wing. Interesting. I didn't know the 737 didn't have wing slides. Given some of the people I've seen on a 737 any drop more than about 8 inches would be a challenge. B...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deloitte doubted the ability of Vietnam Airlines to operate continuously
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Deloitte doubted the ability of Vietnam Airlines to operate continuously

Even if the airline was try to sell their planes, there aren’t that many airlines with free cash to buy planes at the moment.

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by TheWorm123
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 13578

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

If your religion requires something non-standard/out of the ordinary it is up to YOU to ensure that accommodation for yourself, not a secular airline's. Whether it's pre-ordering a religious meal or somehow ensuring you have an empty seat next to you because you cannot sit next to a non-familial wo...

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by TheWorm123
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 42902

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

EasyJet will begin a 3 weekly Isle of Man service starting 26th October. Operates Mon, Thu and Fri. App suggests they wanted 5 weekly with Wed and Sun also highlighted as flying days, but no flights bookable on them yet. Will this be an A319? If I recall correctly the Douglas runway is long enough ...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 30214

Re: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's

Plane spotters and Jethros fleet lists have both removed all of the A321’s other than G-HLYF, could they have cancelled the orders?

Doesn’t seem likely though as they’re continuing to fly G-HLYF everyday under their own AOC and they surely won’t leave a single orphaned type.

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by TheWorm123
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-200F with blended winglets.
Replies: 18
Views: 4100

Re: 747-200F with blended winglets.

One of the remaining 747-200 proof of concept winglets is on display out front of the Museum of Flight in Seattle: https://img.geocaching.com/waymarking/display/9b462c6e-5f9f-4df7-b01a-e6b36f80b753.jpg (I worked on the program) When you see winglets from afar they never look that big, but when you ...

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by TheWorm123
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 13578

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

Exactly. Just because *he* has chosen not to leave the Bronze Age, doesn't make it anyone else's problem! As I understand the situation this is a case of religious freedom, the reason for not seating them together was not one of gender, it was due to religious beliefs. It is totally unacceptable fo...

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by TheWorm123
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery
Replies: 26
Views: 8183

Re: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery

Look at the way the ear strap is wrapped around the C of ‘Cargolux’ that’s very clever.

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by TheWorm123
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airline was Alexei Navalny flying on?.
Replies: 3
Views: 2509

Re: What airline was Alexei Navalny flying on?.

I saw a BBC news article that said it was S7 airlines

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by TheWorm123
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 458334

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Amateur here, but. An aircraft that already has envelope protection could add terrain avoidance as a software layer. Admittedly, it would introduce new failure modes and new problems, very hard to do well, but fairly easy to do crudely. Just any steering that irrevocably would go into terrain would...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 30580

Re: JET2 - what next ?

I feel for all Jet2 personnel effected. Operating dinosaur airplanes like the once-venerable 757 and the geriatric 737-300s cannot be helpful in the low margin LCC business. If Jet2 survives this travel downturn, maybe it will be time to look for a fleet refresh. In addition to looking at more used...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 30580

Re: JET2 - what next ?

Is FR only news relevant to a Jet2 thread?

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by TheWorm123
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was KAL 007 saveable?
Replies: 24
Views: 9128

Re: Was KAL 007 saveable?

Which I again, wonder if it was ever possible any ways by using engine thrust like JAL 123, which lost almost an entire tailfin, but still retained limited control. JAL 123 also ended with 520 deaths, so I wouldn't say that it was "saveable". We will never know about JL123 as it was the t...

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by TheWorm123
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s
Replies: 54
Views: 14317

Re: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s

This plane would be more comfortable to fly in than today's 787 or 3-4-3 777s. No it wont. I Agree it wouldn't be. not the 343 nor any other config. I worked for a charter outfit that had a 3-5-3 main Cabin config for 525 pax on a 747-100 and -200 the cabins were miserable. and we flew JFK to ATH/R...

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by TheWorm123
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 30580

Re: JET2 - what next ?

Jet2holidays will operate 20 fewer aircraft in 2021, as operator's boss Steve Heapy urges the rest of industry to approach next year with care in Travel Weekly webcast http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/380212/jet2holidays-outlines-2021-capacity-reduction-for-year-of-caution Only just come back...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand retires two 77W
Replies: 54
Views: 16281

Re: Air New Zealand retires two 77W

I can't see the 777-200s ever flying again and once they are retired they will be gone for good. They are getting to there end of their economic life some are 15 years old. In the future if demand recovers well eventually they will take the 787-10 orders. They can fly for 30 years. The owned 77Ws m...

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