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by flybynight
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 430
Views: 40194

Re: Delta's B712's

Are they still flying out of SEA?

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by flybynight
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 46465

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

It will be interesting to know what the first go-around was for and if there was a 2nd go-around attempt... Does not appear to have been a second attempt based on the altitude and airspeed from here https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AXB1344 But not sure, just trying to judge based on a graph To m...

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by flybynight
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 46465

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

2020 just isn't a good year at all. RIP to those who didn't make it and speedy recovery to all the others. It seems like most of these types of accidents fall hard on the pilots, but so sorry to hear they both passed away. In the few pictures I've seen the cockpit seemed to look fairly OK, but I cou...

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by flybynight
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11660

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

If they can make cars drive autonomously, why wouldn't they be able to make aircraft fly autonomously? Less obstacles, less improvisation required. Pilots still have to save the day almost everyday with current tech aircraft but checklists can be run by computers too and faster. It all is a matter ...

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by flybynight
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4872

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

How important is the airline to Scandinavia? I recently read that they rarely offer regional/local flights, so I wonder if it's best to sell the airline to let the airline collapse, replacing it with the regional airlines such as Widroe? It's not as if Scandinavians can't speak English. Between som...

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by flybynight
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4872

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

How important is the airline to Scandinavia? I recently read that they rarely offer regional/local flights, so I wonder if it's best to sell the airline to let the airline collapse, replacing it with the regional airlines such as Widroe? It's not as if Scandinavians can't speak English. Wait, SK do...

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by flybynight
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4872

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

How important is the airline to Scandinavia? I recently read that they rarely offer regional/local flights, so I wonder if it's best to sell the airline to let the airline collapse, replacing it with the regional airlines such as Widroe? It's not as if Scandinavians can't speak English. SK has lots...

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by flybynight
Wed May 27, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 59217

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

I wonder if Amazon would potentially see a need?
I know they are using pretty much all 767's at the current time/

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by flybynight
Tue May 12, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11469

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

I was a little surprised by this too. The airflow should want to push things outward, even under the wing. It is not an unknown hazard to quad engine, swept wing aircraft. I guess we all learned something new today. . . We probably should open a separate topic on this, but which 747's crashed becau...

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by flybynight
Mon May 11, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11469

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

Interesting, I was unaware of that one. I do know off 2 747s that had an inboard engine fall off, strike the outboard engine and cause that one to fall off too, resulting in the plane crashing. I know at least one survived losing an outboard engine. I did not realize that one had survived after los...

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by flybynight
Mon May 11, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11469

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

The DC-10 was the first project completed by McDonnell-Douglas (as opposed to Douglas). Douglas, Boeing, Lockheed, Convair, and everyone else building civil airliners had all adopted the philosophy that killing your customers was bad for business, and hence anything you can do to make airliners saf...

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by flybynight
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)
Replies: 32
Views: 5407

Re: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)

It seems the 777-300 flies lower as well. Usually in the 29,000 - 34,000 range, while the smaller 200's fly higher. Does the larger 300's struggle to reach altitudes closer to 40,000?

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by flybynight
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13515

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

Olympia should have an Airport and Airline Service. It's a State Capitol. Many "State Capitol Airports" have a lot of service. Sacramento, California & Austin,Texas. It's been tried. Big Sky served Olympia years ago. Service to Moses Lake and Spokane, IIRC. I think the time might be r...

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by flybynight
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13515

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

I wonder if SK would consider coming back. They had one of the longest running international flights to SEA. Dating back to the 60's (granted that flight would continue to LAX).

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by flybynight
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13515

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone else here in Washington have the cool Fly Washington specialty license plates? I have it on my Audi S8. So rare to see

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by flybynight
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13515

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

Also... -EI goes daily on the SEA-DUB route. -AC initiates SEA-YUL service with their new A220-300. -VS starts another 3X weekly flight between SEA-LHR, in addition to their daily flight. What else? Additionally, BA is switching the 747-400 LHR-SEA flight to a 787-10 starting in July, which is prob...

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by flybynight
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138976

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld Adding two flights does not make SEA a hub. It was already an AS hub. We will see if they add more. And even if AA wanted a hub in Seattle, I don't think SEA has the capacity to add a third airline as a hub. Seems to me, if an...

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by flybynight
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49648

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

I'm sure everyone has seen this blurry video by now. Not sure why it looks like the plane is bouncing. I am guessing it is just the poor quality of the video and light reflection. Or maybe it is off in the grass and bouncing around like an SUV doing some off-roading. The rain is obviously very heavy...

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by flybynight
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 769
Views: 70801

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Two things - 1 - Is it me, or does it seem to be taking a very long time to get the new first class up and running? I've been on one A320 that had the upgraded interior, but I don't think I've seen many - if any - 737's with the new first class 2 - So much talk about expansion, but for a good reason...

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by flybynight
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80774

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

ikramerica wrote:
Truly a disappointing livery. What once was cutting edge is now tired. An omen for the X itself?


Mr. Bitter...your table for one is now ready.
Boeing has a handful of problems - big problems - but are you going to crap all over the 777x for the livery?

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by flybynight
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80774

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

ifly4free wrote:
Either those Seattle folk are really used to rain or umbrellas are forbidden. I have not seen an umbrella yet.

Us who work and live in Seattle pretty much never use umbrellas. Anyone who lives here would tell you the same.

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by flybynight
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80774

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

MileHFL400 wrote:
Damn livestream stopped


Try the local news - I am on KING5's website and it is streaming like a champ

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by flybynight
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80774

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

PixelPilot wrote:
Man I hope they don't miss the wingtip drop by constantly switching to the people

Well as she sits - currently - just short of the runway, the tips are down.

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by flybynight
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80774

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

The 777x is still waiting to fly as I stream this. I am hoping she'll fly over my house in Snohomish. Of course the weather kinda sucks today. Typical PNW drizzle and low clouds (typical for January).
At least it is 50F outside.

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by flybynight
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143246

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

SASViking wrote:
ES-ATI the first ATR 72-600 in the new livery is now in service


Picture?

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by flybynight
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143246

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

First picture in the database of the A350 in full new colours 5758217 The silver engines are a very good choice in my opinion. The SAS logo gets washed-out a lot. Need to be a little bolder. More color would have been nice to. Overall a good update in the livery, but certainly nothing revolutionary...

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by flybynight
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64825

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Obviously Alaska Airlines. They are finally flying to Europe and Asia.
Oops, it is not April 1st yet

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by flybynight
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 17514

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

It is really cool, by the way, to sit in the Alaska Lounge at ANC and watch one 747 after the other come in (mostly from Asia). Throw in some MD11's and it has become my favorite place to spot.

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by flybynight
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

The A319 and A320 have no future at AS; they'll be returned over the next few years as the leases expire, replaced by the MAX 9s on order and options that will be taken up. The A321neo, however, does have a future, and I think as Airbus expands the capabilities of this aircraft, it will eventually ...

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by flybynight
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

There is still a question mark on the MAX. Sure it will fly one day, but can it recover to be successful? UA just placed a large order for the 321NEO. Will the MAX10 be able to sell because of all the troubles surrounding the MAX? If I ran an airline, I would have to give very strong consideration a...

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by flybynight
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

I will feel fine about flying in a MAX, since what they have changed about the MAX has been pretty well covered in the press, and they are under white-hot scrutiny from regulators. It has shaken my confidence in future new Boeing types a little bit. The internal quality culture was more broken than...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

I think anyone who won't have any trepidation about flying on a MAX is frankly lying. I know I will, especially if the takeoff seems a little too steep or something else. I will feel fine about flying in a MAX, since what they have changed about the MAX has been pretty well covered in the press, an...

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

One consequence of the MSX disaster should be, that all plans of getting rid of any A320 family frames, should be on ice. And they should be on ice until all the problems around the MAX are solved. Any dates around the MAX are plain guesswork. For added safety AS should move the deferred A320 deliv...

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

After nearly 5,000 MAX currently on order, there will probably still be another 5,000 ordered. Something like 7,000 of the NG were built. Every generation of 737 has been succeeded by a generation that has sold more than double the number of the previous generation. I think you're forgetting the el...

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by flybynight
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745270

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

The news just isn't getting better for Boeing. Even loyal partners are potentially looking elsewhere (or it is a negotiation tactic) - https://www.king5.com/article/tech/science/aerospace/boeing/leader-of-pilots-union-blasts-boeing-over-grounded-737-max/281-288a339e-5d1e-4bcd-9211-f9a37786d7d5 The ...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

The A321 XLR is advertising 4700 nautical miles or 5400 statute miles. Anchorage is about 300 miles closer than Seattle. Having Alaska airlines compete directly with British Airways to London–Heathrow or Aer Lingus to Dublin, or Delta to Paris might be difficult. It is possible that a smaller jet m...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Of course no single-aisle plane, I believe, will have the range to fly SEA-LHR, which is 4800'ish miles. The A321 XLR is advertising 4700 nautical miles or 5400 statute miles. Anchorage is about 300 miles closer than Seattle. Having Alaska airlines compete directly with British Airways to London–He...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745270

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

The news just isn't getting better for Boeing. Even loyal partners are potentially looking elsewhere (or it is a negotiation tactic) - https://www.king5.com/article/tech/science/aerospace/boeing/leader-of-pilots-union-blasts-boeing-over-grounded-737-max/281-288a339e-5d1e-4bcd-9211-f9a37786d7d5 350+...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745270

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

The news just isn't getting better for Boeing. Even loyal partners are potentially looking elsewhere (or it is a negotiation tactic) - https://www.king5.com/article/tech/science/aerospace/boeing/leader-of-pilots-union-blasts-boeing-over-grounded-737-max/281-288a339e-5d1e-4bcd-9211-f9a37786d7d5

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

I feel the news on the 737 just isn't getting better. This article was just in the local news here today here in Seattle. The MAX is becoming a hated plane and it really is not good news for Boeing. Except for very loyal fans of Boeing, even partners like SWA are frankly angry with Boeing's arroganc...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Behind closed doors when AS management discusses expansion, I'd think longer range planes would be on the table. SEA - MIA is a stretch for the 737's. Not to mention if AS should consider more expansion outside of the US. Maybe Puerto Rico? The Bahamas? Even as far as London? Of course no single-ais...

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by flybynight
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air flight delayed by ESAs in tutus
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Re: Norwegian Air flight delayed by ESAs in tutus

I'll keep saying this until I'm dead. If you need an emotional support animal you are unfit to fly in a crowded aircraft with the general public!!!! I couldn't agree more. Get a f-ing prescription so you can chill out. I think most support animals stuff is BS. Not all, but most. Smoke some weed. Ta...

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by flybynight
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

I realize that with only 10 aircraft flexibility is limited. But given the yields and slot limitations out of DCA I'm a bit surprised that they haven't scheduled the A321neos for as many DCA legs as possible. Instead they have been flying a variety of stuff, with some DCA, but also some transcon an...

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by flybynight
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

seabosdca wrote:
NameOmitted wrote:
How many 321s have AS interiors?


8 of the 10 have already been refitted and one more is in for refit. The only one still flying with the VX interior is 921.


I just flew on one. Just a short flight from PDX to SEA. Those big white seats sure have a lot of legroom.

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by flybynight
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

The AS MAX's were deferred to 2022 and beyond? I didn't know that. I feel like AS will stick with Boeing (especially if there will be a 797 down the road, which seems like it would be a great fit for AS). But, I really think the NEO, especially the 321 would be a mistake to walk away from for AS. If...

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by flybynight
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was B737-900ER a disappointment?
Replies: 53
Views: 16571

Re: Was B737-900ER a disappointment?

Let's face it, Boeing has milked the 737 totally dry. They should have started an all-new design years ago. People blame the troubles of the 787 for a 737 replacement, but could Boeing truly not do both? What happened to the company that bet the farm on the 747 back in the late 60's? And now what do...

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by flybynight
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

727LOVER wrote:
Did AS have MAX on order?
Yes, deliveries should have started around June of this year.

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by flybynight
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46140

AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

As the MAX grounding now seems to be heading into 2020 and Boeing's management shakeup, it seems having a bunch of Airbus 320's and 321's in the fleet (NEO or otherwise) is a very fortunate turn of events for AS. But has there been movement on AS going back to 737's-only? Boeing is obviously struggl...

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by flybynight
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: You like 747s? Do some spotting at ANC
Replies: 5
Views: 9102

You like 747s? Do some spotting at ANC

Sitting in the Alaska Airlines lounge at ANC for a couple of hours I saw 15 747's (all 744's a nd 747-8's) come and go. Bonus was a few a few MD11's as well.

So if you fly through Anchorage anytime soon, spend some quality time spotting.
Lots of cool machinery make it through there.

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by flybynight
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143246

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

SK's new livery - welcome to the Like Everyone Else Club

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