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by FlyHossD
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is everything at EWR Brown?
Replies: 54
Views: 14871

Re: Why is everything at EWR Brown?

lhrnue wrote:
Why is everything in a Boeing cockpit brown?


Never saw a 727 or 737 flight deck that was brown - only gray.

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by FlyHossD
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts Q3 2019 results
Replies: 79
Views: 20192

Re: United posts Q3 2019 results

How is IAH doing as a UA hub? I would assume it's doing very well and that they're comfortable with how it is right now. IAH remains their primary Latin American gateway and also has flights to AMS, FRA, MUN, and LHR in Europe; NRT in Asia and SYD in Australia. 550 +/- flights seems like a very hea...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17584

Re: United Airlines in London

I flew on DEN-LHR-DEN this summer and had London based flight attendants and LAX based pilots. Sounds about right. Just to clarify something all UA pilots are US based, the only international bases are for F/As. Thank you for clarifying that. GUM is a pilot base and for those who don't know, Guam i...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708834

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

319: N826UA sked to exit LCQ 2749/18Oct in new 12F config. 738: N36272 sked to enter AMA 2751/17Oct for new livery Any possibility of one of these 738s going in for the Star Wars livery one day? Presuming timing with the movie release best guess is late November/early December. Given it will be a 7...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is everything at EWR Brown?
Replies: 54
Views: 14871

Re: Why is everything at EWR Brown?

As I recall, the overhead signage (to baggage claim, etc.) within Terminal C is yellow.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people
Replies: 14
Views: 10946

Re: Engine run up and taxi for mainteinance people

For US Carriers: A&P License with experience Fleet type gen-fam with fleet specific engine type Airline run/taxi training (Classroom, touch panel, simulator) Check out ride (simulator, live aircraft) That's pretty accurate for my former carrier. However, I do recall a couple of incidents that c...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708834

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Does anyone know when UA will start reconfiguring the first of the 19 737-700’s they are getting off lease from WN? WN has pulled at least two of these from service—N7701B and N7714B. Asked this very same question a day or two ago to one of my sources. The answer was that the conversion is months a...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 160
Views: 32662

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

There are a slew of jaw-dropping allegations in this AP article on Ethiopian's culture and maintenance record. The following are just a few: [list] [*]The carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year. I'm not sure what impact these will have on ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 40983

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Is it true DY is not bringing back DEN-CDG next year? If so, DEN needs to be actively recruiting AF to replace it. AF and TK I feel are the lowest hanging fruits long haul wise for DEN right now. DEN-CDG is a popular rumor amongst my old UA comrades. While I hope it comes to fruition, I'll believe ...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708834

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Maybe a FA can chime in, but my understanding is that “load” flight attendant positions were eliminated long ago, such that staffing is 3 for A319/320/73G and 4 for 738/739, except for special circumstances. Do Hawaii turns get an extra position? Had a flight on a UA 739 just a few weeks ago with 5...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lycoming IO-720, Why not more popular?
Replies: 9
Views: 4094

Re: Lycoming IO-720, Why not more popular?

Oh - and the Piper Comanche 400 also used the IO-720.

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by FlyHossD
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lycoming IO-720, Why not more popular?
Replies: 9
Views: 4094

Re: Lycoming IO-720, Why not more popular?

The Lycoming 540 (flat 6 cyl) had enjoyed great popularity and continues to be advanced. (https://www.lycoming.com/engines/ie2) The Lycoming 720 (flat 8cyl) was an evolution of that engine, featuring the same bore and stroke. It's rated at 400bhp, but has been applied in aircraft where it exceeded ...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12437

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

Silver1SWA wrote:
jetmatt777 wrote:

It can runaway like any other golf cart, something falling onto the gas pedal.


Looks like a case of water on the gas pedal. Whoops.


That's the reason you're supposed to turn the key to OFF and take it out of Drive (take it out of gear). If you do those things, weight on the pedal won't matter.

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by FlyHossD
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Janet 736?
Replies: 6
Views: 4950

Re: Janet 736?

smithbs wrote:
Looks like they are 737-66N, which is the GECAS customer code. Does anyone know if these were bought used and who was the previous operator?


Used. IIRC - and I'm not bothering to check - they came from Braathens SAFE (could be wrong about that one).

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by FlyHossD
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Continental EWR TATL routes
Replies: 39
Views: 8391

Re: Continental EWR TATL routes

I flew with them to Edinburgh, 757 as previously mentioned. Memorable flight. I got stuck on the runway in Atlanta for about 2 hours, got into EWR very late, I assumed I missed the flight, especially when I got to the boarding area, two attendants were at the gate, and there wasn't another human be...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19498

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

No. If a Southwest 737 has an emergency, a United 737 pilot (for example) absolutely canNOT fly it. The cockpits have completely different layouts and instrumentation, and the UA 737 pilot would be unfamiliar with SW's setup. It is physically impossible for anyone other than a Southwest 737 pilot t...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19498

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

A USAF pilot, flying as a passenger, was recruited to assist with landing a United flight when one of the pilots had a medical emergency a few years ago: https://www.cnn.com/2014/06/03/travel/737-emergency-pilot/index.html I think the same thing would have happened had one of the passengers been a ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Omni Air at SeaTac airport
Replies: 6
Views: 1959

Re: Omni Air at SeaTac airport

Military charters. You know, Omni's primary source of income... Yes. On at least two occasions, I've seen the young men (mostly) in the terminal at the southern most ticket counter for these flights. ALL with very short - that is, freshly trimmed - hair. Have passed through or to SEA fairly often i...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 13300

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

So, if there's a peanut allergy on the plane everyone needs to be mindful of the allergic person, but if there's a dog allergy the passenger needs to deal with it. How does this make any sense? Mindful? I'm not sure what you mean in this context. That is, and more than once, I worked a flight in wh...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708834

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

cosyr wrote:
STT757 wrote:
Just order the ERJ-195E2 or A220 already.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro

I think they will. I think they're just using that as a negotiating point with pilots now.


How so? The airline is already allowed to operate E-195s or A220; they just have to be operated by mainline.

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by FlyHossD
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are basler BT67 Still being produced?
Replies: 27
Views: 6815

Re: Are basler BT67 Still being produced?

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Stopped by OSH recently; yes, they're still producing converions:

https://www.baslerturbo.com/

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by FlyHossD
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 245064

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Aircraft changes coming for CLE-ATL very soon! Starting Saturday Delta will be swapping 3 of its daily ATL flights, that are typically MD-88/90, to Boeing 737-900 + 800 aircraft. Once the schedule is in full swing next week, the first 2 morning departures will operate with a Boeing 737-924ER, while...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777W in cruise - noisy on ground?
Replies: 22
Views: 5240

Re: 777W in cruise - noisy on ground?

The 77W has a high wing loading and as a result is often not able to achieve high altitudes at similar flight stages as other aircraft. It may well be louder because its lower and therefore closer to you. Fred That's my thought, too. At heavy loads, the 77W will be at a lower - closer - cruise alti...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 26345

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

Wowza, RDM has been adding a lot of service lately! Any plans to finally add jetways there? Weather in RDM is good enough and the walk from the airplane to the terminal isn’t that far, I’m not sure it’s worth the investment. I know the most recent terminal expansion was done to accommodate jetways,...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR
Replies: 95
Views: 15633

Re: Frontier F9 Announces 15 destinations from EWR

Is there any talk of slots being re-implemented at EWR?

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by FlyHossD
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16237

Re: Avianca's CEO: The airline is broke

...I am pretty sure United is going to be calling a lot of the shots here as they have a lot invested in the success of Avianca... no doubt they'll likely turn it around. They are the ones who removed Efromovich and would essentially own 51% of Avianca if it wasn't for the pilots contract. They ced...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 28265

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

zuckie13 wrote:

One more thought - would OAK or SJC work for you?


...Already decided to change to an OAK flight going back. Can make the same connection in DEN.[/quote]

Me thinks that's a smart move - best to be pro-active while you still can.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708834

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

...I sometimes think of the pax who booked F not really caring, getting a 78X out (thinking WOW, this spectacular!) then on the return getting a 752 and (thinking WTF?) - probably rare but you get my point... ...Frankly I’d love 1 Stratocruiser a day! I had a ride upfront in a sCO 752 recently and ...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708834

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

...Perhaps the Mesa CRJ7 fleet will not to see the new livery? The 20 firmed E175s ordered at PAS19 are slated to arrive in Q2 2020, with deliveries continuing through the end of the year. They are very likely going to YV to replace their CRJ7s one-for-one. Which E175s are going to ExpressJet as 70...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 28265

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

...How bad do you think this will really be? They seem to be giving a gloomy outlook about it. I'm booked to fly in and out during that time. Flying in I'm on UA on an 8am transcon from BWI. I figure that flight is fine, it's leaving too early for delays to start at SFO before its airborne. Coming ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29054

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

HP69 wrote:
This cancellation indicates a broader pullback in Asia for UA, IMO.


How so?

So UA is ending ORD-HKG and GUM-HKG (not daily anyway). But they're adding another daily SFO-HKG and maintaining EWR-HKG (now a 777-300). All-in-all, that seems like a wash to me.

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by FlyHossD
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 13213

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

I had the honor and pleasure of spending time with Captain Haynes one on one several times over the years. One of the most genuine and humble men I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He shaped how I conduct myself as a professional Airline Pilot. RIP, Fair Winds and Blue Skies sir. Well said. ...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK
Replies: 12
Views: 2745

Re: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK

I’d say if anything departures to the north out of SJC affect SFO arrivals more so, they have to climb pretty steep and or turn quite soon on climb out from my experience The turn isn’t any sooner than many other departures around the world, but it’s unusual in that it is 180 degrees. The climb out...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 17833

Re: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out

Was the airline 'tankering' fuel, perhaps buying it from the origin airport in this flight as cheaper than the destination airport ? Having a high fuel load could mean a high MLW and having to burn fuel anyway. One has to wonder about the CRM in this case. Did the PIC overrule the procedure book, r...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 17833

Re: Smartwings flies 737-800 for almost 2'n'Half hours single engine..!??

What the hell...seems a lil bit crazy, with "tons" of available and possilble RWY's below... https://avherald.com/h?article=4cbe8434&opt=0&fbclid=IwAR3_H0hJmG2V9tiduVljOUw_YzqdEqVkCUu81zy2mo6SNvJ-bOoRBqbp6j8 you're evaluating this airline in respect to a US carrier, And? Their CAA...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708834

Re: United's Fleet Questions

1. With the last quarterly announcement, UA announced that they're acquiring 19 used 73Gs. All the new 737s on order are Max aircraft. At used prices, the 73Gs apparently make sense especially over a new fleet type. 2. UAL has spend a boatload of resources to improve the AIrbus' dispatch reliability...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16331

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

You do realize that this is exactly what they are trying to fix with not only the great hall overhaul, (which is taking 3x the amount of traffic it was designed for), but also the concourse refurbishments? The dining and shopping generate the revenue that helps pay for the operations of the airport...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 117
Views: 17956

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Just when you thought AAs work culture couldn’t get any more cuddly.


Positively warm and fuzzy!

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by FlyHossD
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 12343

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

I just hope she gets the help she needs.

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by FlyHossD
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 23915

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

[*]

Tommo4828 wrote:
Was that a flapless take off?


Couldn’t tell, but I’m wondering the same thing.

Or was this an intersection take off?

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by FlyHossD
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 26981

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

So he was held only because of being near the other dude? I don’t get it. If he wasn’t intoxicated and was being held because the Capt was, that’s some kind of backward crap right there. It is a bit of a head-scratcher, isn't it? But I suspect there's more to the story. The question is, will we eve...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB
Replies: 76
Views: 13488

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB

I think we are deep in 2020 already. What I heard most recently is that the FAA won't do anything until the EU certifies the plane as safe to provide political cover. Figure out when that will happen and you might know the answer. My guess is that the EU has deferred on a lot of this to the FAA so ...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17767

Re: Tower Air

I can't believe how so many are bashing Tower for poor service. Do AA, UA, and DL offer good service today? While I didn't fly on Tower Air, I had a few relatives who did. The fares were cheap indeed, but the service wasn't necessarily even the same day (my mother has a great story about trying to ...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1584 Today AUS-DFW
Replies: 14
Views: 3449

Re: AA1584 Today AUS-DFW

According to AA.com the aircraft was 32 minutes late arriving into AUS and was at the gate for 52 minutes. That's not an unusual amount of time.

Is there any evidence that the water cannon salute was the cause of the delay? Again, the prior flight arrived late into AUS.

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future aircraft of Essential Air Service?
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: The future aircraft of Essential Air Service?

Your premised isn't entirely correct. That is, the 50 seats RJs aren't completely leaving the fleets for DL, UA and AA. IIRC, UA recently added CRJ2s and is adding converted CRJ7s in a new 50 seat configuration. I suspect that the trend for EAS is already being shown. You'll see more single engine t...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Topics for high school chemistry project (IB Chemistry IA) related to aviation?
Replies: 12
Views: 3762

Re: Topics for high school chemistry project (IB Chemistry IA) related to aviation?

De-icing and anti-icing fluids might be worth some investigation, too. Good luck.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 7837

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

In 1985(?), wasn't there a severe line of thunderstorms that collapsed Comair's hangar roof at CVG? IIRC, there were around 10 aircraft in the hangar at the time.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 20048

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

\Except maintaining ETOPS for aircraft isn't free. There's also the weight penalty. There are certainly examples where U.S. carriers have both ETOPS and non-ETOPS within the same fleet sub-type. Managing complexity is part of the deal with running a big carrier in the 21st century. Yet UA upgraded ...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 64
Views: 10607

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

A few comments... Yes, WN served DEN/Stapleton in the early 80's - 1981 or '82 as I recall. Their service lasted about a year (I worked at DEN at the time). IMHO, WN's large presence at DEN today is the result of seizing an opportunity. F9 was still relatively new and unstable and not able to go hea...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708834

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Aircraft B757-224 line number 3123 (N26123) has started being dismantled and prepared for aircraft salvage due to major structural damage. Engines and APU are in the process of being removed. Any salvageable parts are being kept once approved by engineering. The rest will be dismantled on site. Thi...

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