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by IADCA
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 40
Views: 1643

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

It never ceases to amaze me just what the hell people will put in their e-mails. ^^ This right here. It shows an astounding lack of good judgement to put stuff like that in emails when one is in the public eye (or any work emails, period). If you think that way and keep it to yourself, you're still...

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by IADCA
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 40
Views: 1643

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

Sorry, but complaining about his past impacting the present just makes you look foolish. This was 2011. It’s not like you can use the excuse people use for their old grandpa who sometimes says the wrong thing, “oh he’s from a different time!” If you were a racist in 2011 you were still a few decade...

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by IADCA
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53107

Re: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread

Most of you seem to be obsessed by the idea that the D328 is a 1:1 repalcement for CRJ200/400 and Embraaer 140/145s, i.e. operating as a hub feed regional turboprop for large legacy carriers. The manufacturer, however, does not primarily target that market. They are targeting hub-bypassing airline ...

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by IADCA
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53107

Re: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread

The acquisition and operating costs per seat are going to be much higher than the existing offering (even if it's bigger); there is a reason why the 50-seat RJs are basically dead (in production and dwindling down in operation), and that even the bigger RJs are struggling (the CRJ700/900/1000 is de...

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by IADCA
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53107

Re: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread

IF the D328eco ever sees the light of day, ATR/Embraer and, to a lesser extent, Airbus and Boeing will have a field day killing it. Look at what happened to Bombardier and the C-Series: a well-established aircraft manufacturer, well versed in designing, building and maintaining planes... that ended...

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by IADCA
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 53107

Re: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread

Well, if they can really achieve EIS in 2025, other OEM will look somewhat sheepish - this 4 year timeline is more like what we were used to in the 1960s and 1970s. Nowadays, it looks more like the difference between originally planned and actual deliveries... Shall I mention the nuts & bolts 7...

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by IADCA
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 207
Views: 18887

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

One thing to keep in mind, Scott Kirby could easily go to his manufacturer of choice and pay for the development of a clean sheet 50-seat RJ. If each of the US3 orders 200 aircraft, it should keep the production line running for a couple of years. The aircraft doesn't exist because airlines aren't ...

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by IADCA
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 39
Views: 1767

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

I think the gas business is regional (trucking distance from refineries). As a result, gas stations in a region tend to use the same refinery. No. There are long-distance refined products pipelines and also ship-based transport. Trucks are generally only hauling gasoline from the one of the nearest...

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by IADCA
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 207
Views: 18887

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Did you see the Energy Department's Secretary Graholm is considering the implications of an American oil export ban? Or tapping the SPR. Banning the export of LNG is probably next. Wow. And we are not yet out of hurricane season. I mentioned earlier (not in this thread) that Embraer VP thought his ...

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by IADCA
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Point-To-Point routes in the US
Replies: 20
Views: 1557

Re: Point-To-Point routes in the US

For the rest of the routes that are technically "p2p," DL has CVG-DEN/FLL/RSW/MCO/TPA/SFO/CDG/DFW/EWR/DCA, PDX-AMS/HND/ICN, etc. AA has a bunch of p2p routes out of AUS, BOS, and RDU, and CMH, IND, MCO, and TPA also have a fair share of them. AS has a few as well, though they're mainly re...

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by IADCA
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 207
Views: 18887

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

We can agree to disagree on the Hubs. IMO the country would be well served by a reliever hub located in say STL. Which actually gets to part of the issue here - fuel efficiency is secondary to airlines due to the rapid increase in labor costs. That equation could change if we have an fossil fuel en...

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by IADCA
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 94
Views: 3048

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Shortest WB would be SNN-DUB on an EI 741. 105 nm.

Longest NB would be LHR-IAD on a few UA 752s. 3195 nm.

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by IADCA
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?
Replies: 59
Views: 9556

Re: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?

Even if they wanted a T tailed 5 abreast plane, Boeing wouldn't need to look at Fokker as they have the drawings for the DC9 family all the way to the 717. They even have 2 MD90s which they bought from Delta for some unknown purposes. OP: While an interesting idea, a major issue is - as others have...

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by IADCA
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?
Replies: 59
Views: 9556

Re: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?

OP: While an interesting idea, a major issue is - as others have noted - Boeing already has the drawings and testing data for the DC-9 through 717 series. If they're looking to make a tail-mounted NG 5-abreast airplane off an existing design, that'd be less costly and likely just as effective as the...

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by IADCA
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?
Replies: 95
Views: 10239

Re:

I'm with you on everything except for this: Thus from the big-money places on the Peninsula it is faster to get to SFO than to SF itself, and the highway and transit links are better there than at SJC. Highway access is fine (great even by Bay Area standards), but transit connectivity from the sout...

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by IADCA
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?
Replies: 95
Views: 10239

Re: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?

One piece of this that people not so familiar with the Bay Area should keep in mind is that SFO itself is down the peninsula from the city. Thus from the big-money places on the Peninsula it is faster to get to SFO than to SF itself, and the highway and transit links are better there than at SJC. AA...

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by IADCA
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 72
Views: 3936

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

Man, this has to be some sort of memory test for those of us who don't write down our flights, but here goes:

200: WN
300: WN, NZ, UA
400: US, BA, WW
500: CO,
600: SK
700: WN, UA, SK
800: WN, UA, AA, SK, FR, AB, AS, CM
900: UA
8MAX: DY

Not as many as I thought/feared; really not a 737 fan here.

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by IADCA
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest city getting regular 777/A350 service
Replies: 36
Views: 4629

Re: Smallest city getting regular 777/A350 service

EMA is a very substantial airport, it would employ hundreds of people. WTB is very small, it’s capacity is one wide body at a time, it has no ATC, no control tower, no ground based navigational aids (EMA has ILS both ends). EMA would be busier than some large airports in Australia like Darwin. All ...

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by IADCA
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest city getting regular 777/A350 service
Replies: 36
Views: 4629

Re: Smallest city getting regular 777/A350 service

WTB gets CX 748F, 77W, A350s, population of 295. If we're going down that road may as well add: SYD in Mascot, NSW (pop 14,772) MEL in Tullamarine, VIC (pop 6,605) Don’t think you have been to WTB to make a comment like that, there is nothing about. Have a look at a satellite photo. It's funny and ...

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by IADCA
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1077
Views: 132041

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

I see more parallels between CUR and BGI than with PTP. For historical reasons UK travelers prefer BGI (to the more US oriented MBJ) just as Dutch tourists prefer CUR to AUA. Even though the very heavy pandemic in the French Antilles has depressed travel from France I still see 3 flights arriving f...

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by IADCA
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF393 diversion; sound of explosion in the cabin
Replies: 20
Views: 10627

Re: AF393 diversion; sound of explosion in the cabin

Ive worked 777s, likely a APU pneumatic duct clamp let go and caused a burst of air. No explosion, just a large burst of air. Leave it to the media and very uneducated passengers to overhype it Pretty arrogant comment, and pretty silly putting yourself on a pedestal because you have "worked 77...

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by IADCA
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?
Replies: 62
Views: 2353

Re: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?

Not many carriers, but it's dozens of flights on UA.

-200/200ER: UA, BA, AF, NZ
-300/300ER: UA, NZ

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by IADCA
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 61
Views: 2582

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

200: UA (pre and post-merger); US; DL; FI 300: FI, CO, DE I probably have a weird set of 757 experiences. Despite being a UA elite in various tiers in recent years, I've never been on any of their -300s (except as CO, pre-merger, pre me flying a lot) despite having -300s out of proportion to my tota...

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by IADCA
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s
Replies: 34
Views: 2748

Re: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s

no talking of military planes, i guess only some MD-11 might be left by then There's a really long "tail" on aircraft lifespan, and 2030 is barely 8 years away. There are still handfuls of examples flying of types that largely vanished nearly a decade or more ago - 727s, DC8s and DC9s, ev...

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by IADCA
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 78
Views: 3369

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

The word you're looking for is "whose."

And for me, it's a short list: DL, BA, UA. No -200s or -400s, so just the most common one. Nice ride, though.

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by IADCA
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Oldest C-130 flying?
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Re: Oldest C-130 flying?

There's at least a couple 1950s-built C130s with active US registrations, N120 and N121TG: https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/Search/NNumberResult IAR actively advertises these planes for charter and they've both been active this month, so it's hard to say they're completely out of the game. S...

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by IADCA
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3342

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Yes, although it'd require a lot of dietary changes. Less meat, more plants, no use of food crops for ethanol, etc. At this point, I'm not sure you're even being serious. Almost all of that is saltwater, and it would need to be desalinated and pumped tremendous distances (uphill, naturally) to farm...

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by IADCA
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3342

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Engineering is all about band aids. You can't cross a stream or river, do you dry up the river or put in a bridge/tunnel? Cisterns help collect the high speed runoff from impervious surfaces, buildings, roads, parking lots that we have spread everywhere. With a Cistern, you can help keep the aquife...

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by IADCA
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3342

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

You are forgetting that this is a wide area that is under stress. Cities on the coast can use desalination plants. this helps fix the water issues towards the central side. Cisterns and better water storage solutions can help in the interior when they do receive rain the wet times. Water reuse, and...

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by IADCA
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3342

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Is there anyway to proactive sustainable agriculture and still produce enough food for the growing population of Earth? Yes, although it'd require a lot of dietary changes. Less meat, more plants, no use of food crops for ethanol, etc. How are they unsustainable? The planet is 75%+ water surface. W...

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by IADCA
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3342

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Hate to break it to you, but we have been using energy intensive practices for decades. Irrigation, Tractors, genetic modifications................... Water is important. It requires significant costs where it is scarce. Yes, we have. And I'm asking why we should continue to make ever more unsustai...

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by IADCA
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3342

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

The Nile River is sliced over thousands of miles. The Western Drought is not about one river. It is about hundreds of them, the Colorado being a major one. However the water from the Colorado, could be replaced by desalination plants and other solutions. The land is farmable, so why not irrigate it...

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by IADCA
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3342

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

There is plenty of water , it is a matter of properly allocating it and paying for it. Paying for it is the restriction that should be imposed. When there is a full drought, water runs out, and the crops either become unsustainable ,or the people need to have water shipped in Long term environmenta...

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by IADCA
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLH losing UA service
Replies: 54
Views: 10758

Re: TLH losing UA service

Gee, it's a 70-80 minute flight to the biggest hub in the country and non-stops onward to 180+ destinations. CLT is pretty good, too. Ask what IAH brings, relevant to TLH travelers, that ATL and CLT don't. What are the ten largest O&D markets to/from TLH? (Not enplanements - O&D.) Wouldn't ...

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by IADCA
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3342

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

The expensive answer is that more water is needed than is available. This will require many different approaches for different areas in the affected areas. Desalination Water Conservation Rate Changes Environmental concerns Cisterns, Storage allotments Redircection from Viable Aquifers and water ba...

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by IADCA
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLH losing UA service
Replies: 54
Views: 10758

Re: TLH losing UA service

Also the above chart shows TLH is far from "closing in on a million." They were at less than half that in 2019. UA simply can't make a fairly minor outstation work once a day in 2021, doesn't seem that surprising. I'm not sure what's surprising at all about this. TLH serves a mid-size cit...

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by IADCA
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3342

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

The expensive answer is that more water is needed than is available. This will require many different approaches for different areas in the affected areas. Desalination Water Conservation Rate Changes Environmental concerns Cisterns, Storage allotments Redircection from Viable Aquifers and water ba...

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by IADCA
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3342

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Andd most farms aren't started without adequate water, it happens as urban populations swell and take more and as rain patterns change etc. Really? There are millions of acres of farms in the Great Plains that were started with inadequate water and turned into the Dust Bowl when the soil blew away ...

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by IADCA
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 235
Views: 57953

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

There are 4 main engine manufacturers (GE, PW, RR & CFM); should Airbus snatch one and Boeing another, there would still be 2 left to supply both. Meaning, each airframer could have access to 3 engine manufacturers at least; not sure where the antitrust issue is. When we work on mergers that re...

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by IADCA
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 235
Views: 57953

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

As of right now, from what I can find, aircraft manufacturers are only banned from owning an airline, not an engine manufacturer. So, legally, Boeing could buy GE. antitrust is different from "legal" antitrust authorities don't want airframe manufacturers owning engine makers; they don't ...

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by IADCA
Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda
Replies: 72
Views: 14190

Re: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda

I never understood why airports are not build like a four kilometers long linear building parallel to a runway? Every airline interested could build their own "slice" of this building that would finally form one long line with apron on one side and road access on the other. A few reasons:...

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by IADCA
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 235
Views: 57953

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Outsourcing isn't great, except to an MBA... For all the costs Boeing has cut, wouldn't it have been cheaper overall to maintain the cost structure, if it meant a better product? It's not like Airbus and Boeing have the ability, technically or financially, to own the entire supply chain themselves....

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by IADCA
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any New Airline Clubs in the Pipeline?
Replies: 23
Views: 1755

Re: Any New Airline Clubs in the Pipeline?

Now may not be the time, but in a post-pandemic world, do we see any of the airlines adding new clubs in cities that do not have them? For example I see the following markets to support a club (typically business heavy markets). BTW, I was surprised to see no Vegas clubs! L I can't see more than on...

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by IADCA
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?
Replies: 17
Views: 1528

Re: How would you rank the aircraft that you've flown on by looks?

Not much to choose, they’re all tubular extrusions with wings. Pretty much this, especially in the twinjet-under-the-wings era. Other than the occasional rear-engine t-tail, it's mostly how long the tube is and what the end looks like. But I'll play: Best would be 752. The big wings look good in fl...

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by IADCA
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing
Replies: 32
Views: 3704

Re: PA28, 0.6 gallons remaining (2.5 liters) of usable fuel at landing

Couple questions to help narrow it down: 2. Were you leaning at intermediate altitudes to hit the book fuel burn numbers? Also, how much fudge factor did you bake in? The POH numbers are usually for clean, new aircraft with new engines and proper procedure, so it's good to plan in an extra 5-10%. U...

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by IADCA
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18498

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

Also, glad this was brought up a bit before, if she's such an accomplished violinist traveling with such a priceless artifact, why did she not shell out the extra $200 for a seat for the instrument? It's not as if tickets are horrifically expensive right now. I've done a few trips this summer and p...

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by IADCA
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18498

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

Thank you all for the responses! This is truly proving to be an interesting debate - and most importantly, very respectful. Question: If a person is allowed only one personal item that must fit under the seat, then what are the overhead bins for? I know that some very small aircraft have no overhea...

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by IADCA
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18498

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

You have to remember, airlines can set guidelines/policies that are more restrictive than regulations. These policies and guidelines would also be signed off by the FAA as well if there is a policy in the FOM. Considering we are talking about commut air, which is a no large carry-on airline, I can ...

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by IADCA
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18498

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

We frequently encounter misinformed employees (some of them are informed, but just prefer to enforce their own rules). This is especially true & frustrating when traveling. Many of these ordeals are not resolved satisfactorily, but her's was, which begs the question: why is this "news?&quo...

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by IADCA
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18498

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

FlapOperator wrote:
Christ...what a drama llama.

I'm sorry you booked with a LCC and got a substandard piece of service.


LCC? This was a United Express flight.

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