Hello Today was last day at California largest tour bus company, STARLINE Tours/Tourcoach driving their double deck New Flyer D40lfs. I also had a chance to drive a Setra S417 and 2 Gillig Phantom for Tourcoach. I enjoyed my time at STARLINE, but I am moving to New Orleans to get married. PS: I like...Jump to post
Hello I know in the past, I have put out some crazy vehicles ideals, but I have read that there are plans, for FCA to build a full size Jeep Grand Wrangler, to compete with the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. It supposed to have wood siding, and it is supposed built on the Dodge Durango pla...Jump to post
[quote="cougar15"]Quoting blacksoviet (Thread starter):Will the final 743 flight come before the last 742 flight? Do we really need a thread on each & every one of your questions filling the Forum? why not consolidate your questions a little more " thought out/through" , rath...Jump to post
Hello If you were living in the 60's or 70's, would you buy a GM, Ford or Chrysler car? I would have choose GM, because anybody who could build locomotives, trucks and buses, must know how to build a good car, and I am also a Cadillac fan. Now today, I am a Chrysler fan, but this post is about the 6...Jump to post
Hello I had a ideal about an open top double deck party bus, but I been told that insurance would not want to touch such a dangerous ideal. Now, I think if the lower part of the bus, is the party bus and top deck is a sightseeing lounge where alcohol or anybody who drunk alcohol is ban, then it coul...Jump to post
I was wondering, should RAM look into a 6500 truck to compete with Ford F-650, for the strait truck and cut away motorcoach market. It would be powered by the small but very good Cummins B 6.7 and an allison 3000 transmission, so should RAM look into a 6500?
I did not like the HA 767s at first, because they replaced the DC-10s, and I happily to see A330s flying between LAX and Hawaii, so goodbye 767s, hello to the better A330s. Now I an not so happily about the A321s coming.
Hello I hope they will keep the A35K order, because I think they make great 744 replacements, because they will have a cruising speed around the area as a 744 cruising speed. The A35K also have around the same capacity as a 744, and I applause UA for ordering the only twin jet that could actually re...Jump to post
Hello I notice that a CK 742 has been landing at LAX at around 1600 lately, now CK normal 742s from HNL to LAX, arrives around 2300, so I decided to look the flight up on Flightaware, and I see that this flight is from MEM. Now I know Fed Ex, which has their main hub in MEM, has a high number of shi...Jump to post
Hello My first flight was on a MD plane, it was an AA DC-10 LAX-ORD in 1978 or 1979, I was around 6 mouths old, I was told I was the only baby not crying on board, as a matter of fact, I was jumping around in my parents lap. Now I read that there were a plan to merge Lockheed with Douglas and had th...Jump to post
Now, with today's new multi-speed transmissions and turbos, I understand why these car companies are downsizing to a 4 banger, but a V6 has great sound, and there is less stress on a V6 acceleration. So, are the days of affordable V6 powered midsize cars, going away?. I expect we will see V6 midsiz...Jump to post
Hello I recent times, we have seen many car companies, drop installing a V6 engines in their mid size cars. It seem like people who want something smaller than a full size car, have to buy a luxury car if they want a V6. Now the 3 big Japanese bands, have seem to be our saving grace, but I have rea...Jump to post
I think it would sell great. It is a little surprising they don't do this because IIRC, fuel economy standards are looser for an SUV than a car. That should make it easier to sell a V8 powered Mustang on stilts than a normal V8 Mustang. The Mustang is selling very well regardless. But I can't tell ...Jump to post
coolian2 wrote:747400sp wrote:if you do not have any this nice to say please do not reply
So if we disagree we can't reply?
TheFlyingDisk wrote:I don't think Ford needs another CUV to be honest. What's stopping them from plonking a 5L V8 in a Ford Edge or a Ford Explorer other than ultra low demand?
No! The Mustang is iconic, leave it the hell alone. You want a high powered family mover than buy something else. Engines are engines, the Explorer and F series trucks shared the same 4.6 V8 with the Mustang for years. Put the engine in for all I care but leave the rest the hell alone. HA, ha, :D :...Jump to post
Hello With CUV's being the new hot thing on the road, I wonder if Ford should look into designing a Mustang based CUV? Now the Ford Edge is based on the Fusion platform, and the Explorer is based on the Taurus platform, so may be a muscle CUV based off the Mustang, would eye-popping for millennials...Jump to post
AEROFAN wrote:About time. I sincerely hope this becomes a reality
Maybe it's due to a maintenance or delay delivery on its 77W, this might be similar to what Emirates does as they currently operating EK218 LAX-DXB on 77W due to A380 maintenance or delivery. Yes my family got cheated out of an A380 flight because book on EK218 to DXB. They were ok with it, but I w...Jump to post
I opened this topic expecting something like the Cyclops from a very very bad 1970s movie called The Big Bus... https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Big_Bus_Cyclops_1.jpg Thank you for reopening my my topic :D . Now I think if Van Hool was to build an articulated version of the TDX25, it ...Jump to post
Hello First of all, please forgive me if this topic been posted before, but it looks like EK's retirement of their A330 fleet, may see them putting A380's and 777's on shorter local flights. This sounds like good news for passengers. Here's the link. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... -f-43...Jump to post
Hello Yesterday, I saw that Air China was operating a 787 at LAX in place of the normal 77W, and I look up the flight on Flightaware, and it look's like CA will also operating a 787 from LAX today. Is CA down sizing their equipment to LAX, or is this a fill in for a down 77W? Please be respectful wi...Jump to post
Hello Now, for years the Toyota Camry has been a top seller, and the Hybrid Prius, has also been a petty big seller for Toyota. Well the Prius is based on the Toyota New MC platform, which it shares with the Corolla. So I wonder if it's a good ideal for Toyota to build a fully hybrid big sister to ...Jump to post
Hello I was wondering, what are the the pros and con of air travel now vs the 90's? For me Pros Now you can now, chose your entertainment and most airlines operates newer planes. Cons Smaller planes on longer routes. Back then, almost every flight from LAX to JFK was a wide body, and every flight f...Jump to post
Hello Today when I was at DFW, I saw an America A330 at the AA maintenance holding lot, but I thought DFW was more of a 777, 787 and maybe 767 base when it come to wide bodies, and I thought the A330s are more so PIT, PHL and CLT based. So I wondered, do AA has A330s flights out of DFW, and if so, w...Jump to post
Hello On Friday, I flew on a Boeing 787 for the first time. The flight was on the LAX-DFW route, and it was an AA 788. I was a little disappointed by the size of the windows, because I thought they would be huge, but after I flew an Airbus A321s back, I realize that the windows where large. I was im...Jump to post
LAX had giant Neoplan wide body buses, to operate between the Bradley and the satelite terminals in the 90's.Jump to post
Hello There are plans to lower CMV's ( Commercial Motor Vehicle ) speed in the United States, to 68, 65 or 60 mph. Now as a driver, who has driven, tractor trailers, a motorcoach, double deckers, school buses and retired transit buses, I feel that this new rule is a disrespectful to most profession...Jump to post
A friend of mine who deals in aircraft maintenance, sales, leases etc groans each time he's given PW powered 757s to deal with. He says that on paper it should be a better plane than the RR, but in reality the RR is by far the best in terms of payload, range, maintenance and resale value. He says t...Jump to post
Quoting hotplane (Reply 11): BA bought all if not most of Easterns RB211 535c s I would have liked to have seen those RB211 535C powered birds, because their engine cowls look like the 524s on 747s classics and 22 on L1011s. If anybody ever heard a 535C powered 757 start up, I just wanted to know, ...Jump to post
Hello This morning, I was walking out of my house, and I saw a Korean Air 747-8I on approach to runway 24 at LAX. So I looked up the flight this afternoon, and saw that a 747-8I was put in place of the normal A380. So, is KAL downgrading flight 17/18 to a 747-8I, or was today's flight using a stand...Jump to post
I did not see a post on this subject, but does anyone have info as to the charters NFL teams are using this year? As a quick side note, tonight, 8/31, the Los Angeles Rams will be flying a UA 789 into MSP. This will be the first 789 for MSP, albeit a charter. Man I wished I read this post when it w...Jump to post
Hello Before I start, I love the way are American passengers trains sound, but they are very slow when you put them next to trains in France, Japan and China. An Amtrak locomotive, is pretty much a cowl freight locomotive which rides on faster b type truck, instead of the slower heavy duty c trucks...Jump to post
Hello I was wondering, if oceanliners were still mainstream today, do you think they would be more QM2 like, are would we have seen giant 200000 ton catamarans with 8 large water jets? So, how would have today's oceanliners been design? Yes the QM2 is an oceanliner, but it is pretty much an enlarge...Jump to post
The only cost effective solution would be off-the-shelf engine of the current generation. Which engine at 42000-45000lb range would you suggest ? The 321neo engine max out in the low 30s while the 787/330neo engines start at the mid-to-high 60s. The one remotely close would the Trent 500 that was u...Jump to post
Freshside3 wrote:Boeing is delusional, thinking the 737-900 is a suitable replacement for the 757. It's just not working.
Hello I thought I give some of us Airbus fans a little treat. Here the video www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYN7Hm3zMaU The Airbus 4, are an impressive group of airliners. Now, I believe Boeing makes some of the most slick airliners on earth, but I like that thick beefy look that is in Airbus aircrafts.Jump to post