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by 9w748capt
Thu May 09, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 5841

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

AA only flies one daily long haul international flight out of ORD year round, which is LHR. NRT is only 3 weekly UA has NRT, PVG, PEK, HKG, GRU, FRA, MUC, LHR, AMS, BRU. Plus 100+ daily flights per day It is truly shocking how minuscule AA's international footprint at ORD is compared to UA. CX and ...

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by 9w748capt
Wed May 08, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6457

Re: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester

DALMD80 wrote:
Might not have a hospital or EMS on a high enough level there.


Yeah, there are no doctors or hospitals in Iceland. Seriously?

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by 9w748capt
Tue May 07, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8074

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

I would happily fly a MAX tomorrow if I could on any Western airline. I would not on a third world airline, except perhaps PR. After it is fixed I would board it on any airline that I would otherwise fly. Lion Air is not on that list. Just curious - would you fly on a Miami Air 737? Despite reading...

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by 9w748capt
Tue May 07, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8074

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

I would happily fly a MAX tomorrow if I could on any Western airline. I would not on a third world airline, except perhaps PR. After it is fixed I would board it on any airline that I would otherwise fly. Lion Air is not on that list. Just curious - would you fly on a Miami Air 737? Despite reading...

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by 9w748capt
Tue May 07, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 5721

Re: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019

AVENSAB727 wrote:
Is it possible thant UA's IAH-SYD service played a role in this downgrade?
Going from a 388 to a 789 is a huge downgrade for DFW, DFW will now only have 1 380 flying there.


Wow I didn't realize DFW-SYD is being downgauged? That is a big loss for DFW!

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by 9w748capt
Mon May 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What alliance is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 2310

Re: What alliance is better?

Depends on your flying and purchasing patterns. Honestly if you're a low-tier flyer and not going to fly enough to qualify for oneworld sapphire or emerald it doesn't really matter. Oneworld ruby doesn't get you diddly poo on international flights. Just buy the cheapest ticket and move on with life....

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by 9w748capt
Mon May 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42060

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

I see very little mention of the national origin of these pilots, or the country they trained in. I'm wondering why that would be? I know it's early and let's not jump to conclusions, but that certainly didn't happen in other threads. So why all of the sudden the restraint in this one?

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by 9w748capt
Sun May 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142816

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

It is so easy for us to sit at home or in the office on airliners.net in our safe environment and criticise people in an evacuation taking their hand luggage with them. These people have just gone from "normal" to a major traumatising, life threatening event in seconds and survival instin...

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by 9w748capt
Sun May 05, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 28
Views: 9206

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

Yeah this is really going to hurt Sri Lanka but the government has no one to blame but themselves. My wife and I even looked at going to SL for an upcoming anniversary but now? Not a chance. Which is too bad - seems like there really are some unique and luxurious experiences to be had there. Not su...

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by 9w748capt
Sun May 05, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern, China Southern & Aeroflot should start BOM
Replies: 11
Views: 2230

Re: China Eastern, China Southern & Aeroflot should start BOM

India and Russia are allies though. Not really. India is a non-aligned country and is friendly and does business with both sides. India was much cozier with the USSR when commie Nehru was in charge. It's a relationship both parties are fine with in the right situations, and actually Russia still se...

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by 9w748capt
Sat May 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shocking Catering - Etihad 787-9 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (EY833) in economy
Replies: 15
Views: 12046

Re: Shocking Catering - Etihad 787-9 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (EY833) in economy

Just curious do QR and EK serve 2nd meals in Y on their ex-HKG sectors? I've never flown this route but we've flown KUL-DOH and I'm pretty sure they served a hot snack prior to landing.

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by 9w748capt
Sat May 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22471

Re: Delta A220 route additions

This jet is a game changer. Delta can't get them fast enough. The main question is how long UAL and AA can sit on the sidelines. The E-jet can't compete, it's only 4 abreast. I'm sure Dougie will find a way to squeeze in 6 abreast seating at 29 inch pitch and no PTVs. I definitely wish AA was acqui...

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by 9w748capt
Sat May 04, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9455

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

You guys are missing the obvious answer. International travel (EXCLUDING Mexico and Canada) by Americans to Europe, Asia, et. al is mainly done by upper middle class and upper classes. The real middle class and lower classes in America don’t go to Europe because of how expensive it is and also due ...

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by 9w748capt
Sat May 04, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 28
Views: 9206

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

Yeah this is really going to hurt Sri Lanka but the government has no one to blame but themselves. My wife and I even looked at going to SL for an upcoming anniversary but now? Not a chance. Which is too bad - seems like there really are some unique and luxurious experiences to be had there. Not su...

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by 9w748capt
Sat May 04, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 28
Views: 9206

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

Yeah this is really going to hurt Sri Lanka but the government has no one to blame but themselves. My wife and I even looked at going to SL for an upcoming anniversary but now? Not a chance. Which is too bad - seems like there really are some unique and luxurious experiences to be had there. Not sur...

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by 9w748capt
Sat May 04, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9455

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

Because we’re actually productive as a nation. We don’t have A330-loads of people with double-digit weeks of vacation to burn on an island somewhere... Hahaha wow. Sure we're productive, yet most Americans will work their butts off and never be able to afford an actual vacation. Especially ironic g...

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by 9w748capt
Sat May 04, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9455

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

Could you not honestly ask why there are no leisure airlines in Asia? Mostly because we do not get as much vacation time every year & also the fact we all love the AirBNB & build our own stuff. Most American I know like to fly somewhere, rent a car and explore. We tend to hate the here is y...

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by 9w748capt
Sat May 04, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9455

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

N766UA wrote:
Because we’re actually productive as a nation. We don’t have A330-loads of people with double-digit weeks of vacation to burn on an island somewhere...


Hahaha wow. Sure we're productive, yet most Americans will work their butts off and never be able to afford an actual vacation.

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by 9w748capt
Sat May 04, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15533

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

frmrCapCadet wrote:
I think a review of the impact of European civilization on Hawaii would not find it was the tourists who are at fault.


Oh really? Let's ask the native Hawaiians what they think.

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by 9w748capt
Fri May 03, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9455

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

I'm always amazed at how many such operators there are in Europe and how we have pretty much none here. SY barely counts. Personally I'd rather leverage my credit card/frequent flyer points and "pay for" vacations that way, so naturally that means flying a legacy carrier. I wonder if the o...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 67
Views: 8836

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

Wow ... the stupidity in this thread ... just wow. I think a bigger threat to this route is that the Icelandic tourism bubble has to burst at some point. Fantastic (if not expensive as hell) place to visit, but I have a feeling it's a place you go once and call it good. Compare that to somewhere lik...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1799
Views: 189210

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Just looked up fares for LAX-BOM from June 7 - 24. AF/DL/KL are charging a ridiculous $4500 roundtrip for economy. When I looked up fares a couple of days ago, they were charging around $2000. How are they expecting to fill Y with those fares? Wow that's a ridiculous question if I've ever seen one....

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by 9w748capt
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5334

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

How much money did Dao (not a DR) receive for basically being an A hole and not following the commands and rules? Please spare me the whole he paid for his ticket crap. Go find a safe space or a cry closet. Are you kidding me? He's an ahole? What the hell is wrong with you people! And are you calli...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5334

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

All this because UA refused to pay an additional $300. Didn't a passenger onboard offer to give up their seat for $600 rather than the $300 UA offered? I bet UA wishes they would've taken that offer. And you people blaming Dr. Dao and bringing up his past - you are despicable. He had already boarded...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 172
Views: 7887

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

This will make for some great spotting at HND! Smart move by JL. Sounds like the derated 359 is a perfect 772 replacement.

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by 9w748capt
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387756

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Curious which routes Vistara is adding from BOM. Any new destinations?

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by 9w748capt
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 82
Views: 14969

Re: United Air’s Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

KRIC777 wrote:
The US needs another budget airline?


Right? We already have the world's largest LCC in American. I would have thought there would be an opportunity for a FSC!

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by 9w748capt
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34737

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Oh great - as if traffic at LAX could get any worse! Are they really going to call it concourse 0? That just sounds funny.

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by 9w748capt
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21669

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

International AA F/A’s are arguably the worst in the air. I agree, but unfortunately this is not going to change anytime soon. I'll take a less senior crew any day. They tend to be more energetic and have better attitudes. They generally provide better overall service and keep drinks refilled witho...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21669

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

At this point, US airlines flying these tattered 763’s anywhere are a disgrace. No wonder the US-3 are a joke....flying ancient relics with terrible dispatch rates and old grandmamas grumpy F/A’s to Europe! While European and Asian carriers fly new or properly renovated planes, having nice cheerful...

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by 9w748capt
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American "A380"
Replies: 22
Views: 6707

Re: American "A380"

Hahahahahahahaha that is amazing!!! The old livery too!

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by 9w748capt
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 382
Views: 29650

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Is there no longer a free shuttle connecting T3-T1 at DEL? I find the terminal transfer process so infuriating at Indian airports. Even T3 is very poorly signposted for passengers transiting between domestic arrivals and intl departures.

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by 9w748capt
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 165810

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

From their official website: "WOW air is in the final stages of finalizing equity raise with a group of investors. All flights have been postponed until documentation with all parties involved have been finalized. Further information will be given at 9 am. All passengers have been informed via ...

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by 9w748capt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...
Replies: 28
Views: 11859

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...

tonyban wrote:
I wonder why they serve beef on a flight originating out of India ?


I found this very interesting too. Not that Indians don't eat beef - many do - but still seems quite rare indeed.

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by 9w748capt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA DFW-MEX in J & return in Y (refurb 738)
Replies: 6
Views: 5634

Re: AA DFW-MEX in J & return in Y (refurb 738)

Wow, AA's new domestic "F" seat looks horrific. I'm sorry you had to deal with an Oasised 738! What a shame. But hey at least Dougie will be happy.

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by 9w748capt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...
Replies: 28
Views: 11859

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...

WOW!!! What a stunningly fascinating report. Thank you so much for not just posting this but for linking my post in the other thread. I rarely check the TR forum anymore so I probably would not have seen it for awhile. Loved all of your pics, from the start in Delhi all the way to the end. What a fa...

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by 9w748capt
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the Philippines will it happen?
Replies: 57
Views: 6970

Re: AA and the Philippines will it happen?

Would seem far fetched to me but who knows. I would've thought TPE before MNL but there are so many Filipinos in SoCal, they would fill Y, but where would the high yield J pax come from?

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by 9w748capt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6441

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

I noticed delta is sending 757s DTW-MSN since the beginning of the month. It arrives at night (DAL 2080), and leaves in the morning (DAL 2091). Pretty impressive, in my opinion, for MSN. Also seems like an odd route for a 757, being so short, but I assume Delta really needs the morning capacity out...

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by 9w748capt
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?
Replies: 38
Views: 4058

Re: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?

I am always surprised how little traffic Rio has. In 2018 GIG+SDU had only 24 million PAX for a metro area of 12 million people (so equivalent to Paris or London). Sao Paulo (inc. VCP) had 73 million PAX. That seems more logical. Beautiful city but I'm guessing it's reputation as an unsafe, high-cr...

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by 9w748capt
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718203

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I don't buy the argument that third world airlines train their crew any less than developed world. They follow training programs are mandated by manufacturers and crew are either sent to one of the developed countries for training or in-house/locally setup with the help of reputed training establis...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump overrules FAA, grounds 737MAX
Replies: 24
Views: 3319

Re: Trump overrules FAA, grounds 737MAX

Literally the first thing he's ever done that I agree with. Bravo, Donnie!

What a bunch of pathetic racist losers whining in this thread already - wow.

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by 9w748capt
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719977

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Pluto707 wrote:
This never ending quest for cheaper flying just became lethal...


What the hell is that supposed to mean? Last I checked ET was a full service carrier.

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by 9w748capt
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?
Replies: 43
Views: 7539

Re: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?

If that's the case, then why pay for a FAKE non-stop flight? Might as well buy a one-stop on an European carrier from YYZ or EWR to DEL and pay MUCH LESS. This "stop" has been happening only for the last 2 weeks or so and hopefully will get ironed out soon as Pak opens their airspace comp...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article
Replies: 36
Views: 4785

Re: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article

MLIAA wrote:
Doug Parker doesn’t do anything for free. He’ll still make it available for purchase, then blame marketing when revenues tank.


That's what we customers want! Don't you dare forget that.

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by 9w748capt
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719977

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Is that for real? The FO had 200 hours, period? Surely they mean 200 hours on the 737 (max or not). Surely you can't become a commercial pilot anywhere in the world with just 200 flying hours? ET is an excellent airline and I'd expect them to have the same standards as anyone else. They have many f...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719977

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Is that for real? The FO had 200 hours, period? Surely they mean 200 hours on the 737 (max or not). Surely you can't become a commercial pilot anywhere in the world with just 200 flying hours? ET is an excellent airline and I'd expect them to have the same standards as anyone else. They have many fo...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 11959

Re: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia

Pretty sure if even one of these had been an AA or European-operated plane that crashed, they would've already been grounded. The ET crash is far more alarming to me than JT. JT admitted faults with the plane on prior flights and while they'd seemed to have it together of late, we all know about the...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia long-haul flights
Replies: 51
Views: 6119

Re: Armenia long-haul flights

dredgy wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
Easy Armenia is not far from Turkey. Turkish Airlines fles to hubs across the US. I'm sure they're willing to sell tickets connecting through IST.


Ahaha hahahahaha.
Thanks, I needed that.


Right? Free memberships for teenagers too lazy to do an iota of research ... this is what we get.

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by 9w748capt
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 50354

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

AA is miserable I equate flying them to the equivalent of taking a Bus or one of the bad Amtrak Trains... (Plane moves faster) they have stripped everything down to bare bones and just made the flying experience miserable domestically. Yes the 787's and new 777W's are pretty nice up front but for t...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 50354

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

AA is miserable I equate flying them to the equivalent of taking a Bus or one of the bad Amtrak Trains... (Plane moves faster) they have stripped everything down to bare bones and just made the flying experience miserable domestically. Yes the 787's and new 777W's are pretty nice up front but for t...

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