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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?

I wouldn't leave only 2.5 hours between flights on separate tickets, especially not if you have checked in luggage. Remember that you will have to also change terminals at MUC as VY operates out of T1 and UA out of T2. Furthermore, UA check in closes 60 minutes before departure, so in reality you on...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 11905

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

Norwegian is using one of its 787s on DUB-SWF today and for the next few days at least. With their already precarious financial situation, this whole MAX grounding might be the tipping point. The economics on DUB-SWF with the 787 must be horrible. Not quite. They are combining the PVD and SWF fligh...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

No, they needed to review information. If someone crashes a new car, do you stop everyone who owns one from driving them? And don’t give me the yeah, but 300 people are dead routine. The order came from the FAA anyway. Trump is just flatulating. I dont get this comparison with other modes of transp...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I like how people are still unhappy with Boeing and the FAA even after they grounded the MAX... I guess some people can't be pleased Not all of us supported the grounding in the first place. In this day and age Boeing and airbus maybe need to structure their deliveres such that lion air can’t destr...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 42
Views: 4812

Re: A Hubbed LCC?

Galwayman wrote:
Omg what was I thinking ... way too much coffee... SAW = not in Europe :-(


See what you did, next time cut down on the coffee before posting ;)

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 21095

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

I would think the Hawaiian flying for AC to the islands will present far greater challenges. Passengers can be rerouted easier thru ACs present networks in the UK. No Rouge base in YVR... As of now they have consolidated several flights into fewer WB. Once in Hawaii it is easy to reach the final de...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Keep silent? Are you suggesting some sort of conspiracy? People just need to stop with this nonsense. Regulators don’t pick favorites. I worked around them my entire career. The FAA inspectors in all facets of aviation are some of the most hyper critical bastards I’ve ever run into. Yet they needed...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

If this was an Airbus not one country or airline would have acted the way they did in this case. If this was an Airbus, would the FAA have continued to keep silent the way they did? Keep silent? Are you suggesting some sort of conspiracy? People just need to stop with this nonsense. Regulators don’...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 21095

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

I would think the Hawaiian flying for AC to the islands will present far greater challenges. Passengers can be rerouted easier thru ACs present networks in the UK. No Rouge base in YVR... As of now they have consolidated several flights into fewer WB. Once in Hawaii it is easy to reach the final de...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 11905

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

JBLUA320 wrote:
Norwegian is using one of its 787s on DUB-SWF today and for the next few days at least.


With their already precarious financial situation, this whole MAX grounding might be the tipping point. The economics on DUB-SWF with the 787 must be horrible.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA ... /KPHX/KPDX


Flightaware sometimes show the wrong type.

According to flightradar24 the flight was operated by N8523W, a regular 737-800W.
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dc10lover wrote:
Was this airborne DURING the grounding?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA ... /KPHX/KPDX


Flightaware sometimes show the wrong type.

According to flightradar24 the flight was operated by N8523W, a regular 737-800W.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Only one WN 737 MAX 8 in the air at the moment according to FR24, WN2569, OAK-EWR, flying over Pennsylvania. Seems that it will be the last commercial flight on the MAX worldwide. AC7056, LAX-YUL, just took off minutes ago, but it may not have passengers given the high flight number. Ferry flight b...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

dampfnudel wrote:
Only one WN 737 MAX 8 in the air at the moment according to FR24, WN2569, OAK-EWR, flying over Pennsylvania.


Seems that it will be the last commercial flight on the MAX worldwide.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Kinetic wrote:
As far as I'm aware, Boeing could sue worldwide regulators, in case it's proven the two accidents in question aren't to be caused nor prevented by Boeing, btw.


Well that would be a great way to keep your customers, right? Seems some Boeing fans have forgotten the whole C-series debacle.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Disappointed in them and the statement they made. They’re still claiming confidence in the safety of the MAX 8, and only did this because they were forced to. If they truly cared about the safety of their customers, they would have voluntarily grounded it. Some of their responses to customers the p...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

WN has released a statement: https://twitter.com/SouthwestAir/status/1105922734624829441 So according to their statement, "the safety of our customers and employees is our uncompromising priority" why didn't Southwest ground the MAX before now, when they really don't have any choice, but ...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It is almost beyond belief that Boeing and FAA allowed US passengers to take to the air in MAX aircraft for around 24 hours after the rest of the world agreed it was a risk not worth taking. Not really it was caving to knee jerk pressure. If this was an Airbus not one country or airline would have ...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

747megatop wrote:
United787 wrote:
Any guess as to how long this grounding will last?

As long as it takes to fix all issues and prove to regulators beyond doubt that it is 100% safe to fly.


Yesterday some members reported that Germany has banned the MAX for 3 months, until June.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 11905

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

Most operators have small MAX fleets, so shouldn't be too affected by it. However, AC with about 1/5 of their NB fleet being MAX aircraft will be interesting to follow.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Quote from the FAA document at: https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/media/Emergency_Order.pdf "On March 13, 2019, the investigation of the ET302 crash developed new information from the wreckage concerning the aircraft's configuration just after takeoff that, taken together with the newly refined...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Air Canada 7051 is returning from PSP to YVR. Since it was a MAX that flew in, I don’t think that this is a data error. Ferry flight back to base. Airlines are allowed to return their MAX aircraft to base. Is WS8989 YWG-YLW also a return to base? The flight number used leads me to believe that it i...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Magog wrote:
Air Canada 7051 is returning from PSP to YVR. Since it was a MAX that flew in, I don’t think that this is a data error.


Ferry flight back to base. Airlines are allowed to return their MAX aircraft to base.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

In the end China was the most responsible with being first to ground the MAX, with the rest of the world following slowly, and the US/FAA being the last forced by Trump. Either that, or panicking politicians are overruling aviation professionals. The EASA came to the conclusion that grounding the M...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

In the end China was the most responsible with being first to ground the MAX, with the rest of the world following slowly, and the US/FAA being the last forced by Trump.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

SuperGT wrote:
Boeing has said MAX aircraft. So are we to assume Max 8,9 and 10?


Yes, all MAX aircraft are grounded.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

adam47150 wrote:
I just got a SKYNews alert that Boeing is now recommending the global MAX fleet be grounded.


It was already grounded except in the US. Boeing didn’t make the decision as a responsible company, it was taken by operators and aviation agencies around the world.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Bradin wrote:
FAA just announced it will be grounding 737 Max 8 and Max 9s.


More like they are forced to do it after Trump’s statement.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Finally someone took the sensitive decision.... It’s a huge scandal that Boeing didn’t do this themself earlier. I agree. We all see EASA and the FAA as equals, so as soon as EASA decided to ground the MAX, the FAA should have done the same. Trump grounding the MAX only hurts the FAA/Boeing’s reput...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Breaking news!!! President Trump has ordered the grounding of the 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9. Source? If true, this will be massively embarrassing for the FAA/Boeing being basically forced to ground the airplane and not doing it themselves. https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/boeing-737-max-8-ethiopia...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

dampfnudel wrote:
Breaking news!!! President Trump has ordered the grounding of the 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9.


Source?

If true, this will be massively embarrassing for the FAA/Boeing being basically forced to ground the airplane and not doing it themselves.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Have AC come out with any info in regards to how they will handle the grounding of 1/5 of their NB-fleet?

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces SMF
Replies: 54
Views: 5758

Re: Spirit Announces SMF

Slowly building up their LAS hub. This will be their 5th LAS-CA route.

SAN
LAX
BUR
OAK
SMF

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I was thinking Marc Garneau told AC, WS and WG behind the scenes that they have 24 hours to arrange their fleets as they will ground the MAX today. I do not think this announcement took either airline by surprise when it was announced. I count at least 7 Canadian MAXs stuck in US airspace now. Does...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56535

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Congrats to both Airbus and Boeing. Though, what a sad state the A380 is in...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It makes sense frankly to be cautious instead of being overconfident such as is the case with the FAA and Boeing. I am a Boeing fan and I live nearby, but at this point I feel the US needs to follow the rest of the World. I agree with you. Somehow it is hard to not be suspicious about why the FAA/U...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Wow, so truly only AA, WN and UA remain as the only operators of MAX aircraft.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds BUR.
Replies: 45
Views: 4952

Re: Spirit adds BUR.

LAX772LR wrote:
alasizon wrote:
To be fair, JetSuiteX also flies OAK-BUR 5x daily.
B747forever wrote:
JetSuiteX flies the route!

Oh wow, thanks!

I've never even looked into them before, as I generally avoid small/new airlines.... but then again, desire to avoid both WN and SFO might be even stronger. :lol:

'preciate it.


You should give XE a try. I am sure you will love the experience.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds BUR.
Replies: 45
Views: 4952

Re: Spirit adds BUR.

LAX772LR wrote:
Nice.

Now please Please PLEASE add OAK! Would love to have a BUR-OAK option that isn't WN!!


JetSuiteX flies the route! And with some forward planning you can get tickets for around $69 one way, which is in line with what WN charge. So not that expensive bearing in mind the much better product.

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by B747forever
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

If that happens I expect all remaining US and Canadian operators to ground their airplanes. As soon as one of them blinks, all MAX operations world wide will be halted. That would hurt some airlines more than others. Southwest would be badly disrupted by grounding dozens of planes and could lose th...

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by B747forever
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://mailchi.mp/apfa/3hvdkgc33i AA's FA union, AFPA are calling on Doug Parker to suspend use of the 737MAX. I guess at least one US carrier will have enough of the pressure by tomorrow or maybe even this evening and decide to ground their MAX fleet. If that happens I expect all remaining US and...

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by B747forever
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds BUR.
Replies: 45
Views: 4952

Re: Spirit adds BUR.

evank516 wrote:
No aircraft type though. Is that normal for Spirit not to disclose?


The type is now up on Spirit.com. A319.

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by B747forever
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

With india being the latest to ban Max, FlyDubai remains the only major operator flying the Max other than NA With the EU and India banning the MAX from their skies they are very much affected by this whole ordeal. Might as well ground it. With so many countries/airlines grounding the MAX, it must ...

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by B747forever
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds BUR.
Replies: 45
Views: 4952

Re: Spirit adds BUR.

Well, this should drive JetSuiteX off the route... Hopefully not. I flew with them on LAS-BUR last week, and loved their whole production with private terminals at both ends and great hard product on the E135. Departing from their private terminal at LAS with no TSA screening was so relaxing compar...

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by B747forever
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753082

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So pretty much WS, AC, AA, WN and UA are the only remaining MAX operators.

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by B747forever
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749449

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Too much of a blow to ET, the booming African flagship carrier I feel really sorry for ET. Hope this crash won’t tarnish their brand as they have worked really hard to build it up the past few years. I'm positive that ET is not at fault here. They always have Boeing to throw under the bus just in c...

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by B747forever
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD
Replies: 30
Views: 3068

Re: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD

I vote DFW, as said in the first reply, it is so easy. Just get on one of the automated trains to the terminal and that is it. I've done itva few times and loved it, no stress or pain. Connections through LAX, stress and pain. I'm doing SYD-DFW again in July. But on my return leg I opted SFO-SYD to...

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by B747forever
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749449

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Zoedyn wrote:

Too much of a blow to ET, the booming African flagship carrier


I feel really sorry for ET. Hope this crash won’t tarnish their brand as they have worked really hard to build it up the past few years.

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD
Replies: 30
Views: 3068

Re: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD

As others have already said, T4 and TBIT are connected airside, so no need to go through security again. I would rather go via LAX because it divides the trip better. A 15 hour segment is long enough, so why go via DFW and fly 17 hours? Furthermore, by going via LAX it gives you more rebooking optio...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies?
Replies: 29
Views: 4241

Re: Hobbies?

Aviation...

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by B747forever
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)
Replies: 77
Views: 13582

Re: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)

A commercial flight from Hawthorne Field to LAX? Four nautical miles? Not that I would think they'd be able to just lift off and join the queue for landing - that would cause some sharp turns and some staggered arrival patterns just for one small aircraft. I can picture them having to do a complete...

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