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by PDX88
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 9892

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

dampfnudel wrote:
I think before a B6/AS merger even becomes a possibility, DL will make an attempt to buy one of them with a fair chance of succeeding.


Theres way way too much overlap with DL/B6 in JFK and BOS and DL/AS in SEA to have any chance of either getting approved.

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by PDX88
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 10805

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

If capacity maxes out, then price will rise before aircraft size. The US3 efficiently utilizes their widebody fleet to meet their international needs, and won't order more due to domestic growth. There are a few domestic widebody flights due to fleet repositions, but that's the most we'll ever see.

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by PDX88
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't Alaska Fly to Montrose/Telluride (MTJ)
Replies: 12
Views: 2462

Re: Why Doesn't Alaska Fly to Montrose/Telluride (MTJ)

SEA doesn't have the O/D or connection opportunities as other hubs it is served from.

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by PDX88
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many layoffs @ Piedmont post Dash 8 retirement?
Replies: 11
Views: 2127

Re: Many layoffs @ Piedmont post Dash 8 retirement?

xdlx wrote:
From A DASH8 to EMB145 is a downgrade right?


An upgrade in every way. 37 seat prop to 50 seat jet. You're probably thinking of the Q400 which Piedmont doesn't operate. They're replacing the Q100.

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by PDX88
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.
Replies: 27
Views: 3807

Re: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.

No explanation as to how the firearm "accidentally" made it into the lunch box?

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by PDX88
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1047
Views: 184925

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

jgcotter wrote:
I’m showing 12 E140s back in service with eight of those painted, and four unpainted. Four more are at ABI preparing to return to service. I understand those will be painted upon return to service.


Is one of them N809AE? That bird is special to me, I'd like to fly it if it's back in service.

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by PDX88
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Silverbird Heritage Livery?
Replies: 7
Views: 2257

Re: American Airlines Silverbird Heritage Livery???

They're just NOT going to repaint one....BOOM...DONE ! N918NN, ..I believe. Plus...they already have one in the lightning bolt. Used to be N951AA...I forget what the reg is now. A quick Google finds both are repainted in the new livery :( N905NN is wearing the Astrojet livery now. I saw her a coupl...

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by PDX88
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA
Replies: 38
Views: 7802

Re: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA

HSV has been replacing their old jetbridges with glass ones. They should be finished by now.

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by PDX88
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large A\C at Tupelo MS regional airport today
Replies: 3
Views: 1252

Re: Large A\C at Tupelo MS regional airport today

aaden wrote:
I was told their was no commercial service into this airport.


Contour does operate scheduled service TUP-BNA.

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by PDX88
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC
Replies: 52
Views: 11927

Re: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC

Still not as long as some Copa flights with NG 738s. Except on Copa: 1. Your knees will breathe 2. Seatback tv with movies 3. 2 meals + 1 snack service, all free 4. Free alcohol 5. Huge recline + leg rests in premium cabin (business) I beg to differ. I've flown MVD-PTY on Copa which at the time was...

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by PDX88
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Customs at Seoul
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: Customs at Seoul

Once I was in line it took about 30 minutes to clear with a foreign passport a couple weeks ago. Line was long but they cut through it quick.

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by PDX88
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 62608

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

[ Regardless, if I'm going to Hawaii, I'm flying DL. There's no way I can manage to sit on a 737MAX with nothing to do for the length of that flight. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Other than 1 bag that flies free, does WN offer any onboard amenities for free? Alcohol, food, in-seat IFE? Devil's advocate a ...

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by PDX88
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 94874

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

the one and only city that UA might be able to serve as a point-to-point from SAN, with a condition, is Norfolk. Contract or not, that seems like such an oddball route. I can only picture it as a nonrev haven for getting between the coasts. It'll be an interesting add for whoever gets the contract ...

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by PDX88
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 94874

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

I think many locals would love more P-2-P from UA, but with LAX, DEN, and SFO well-served, I just don't see UA diverting resources to SAN. Some logical options would be SEA (to compete with AS), LAS, SMF (try to get state government workers, politicians, and lobbyists), and maybe PHX. The main poin...

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by PDX88
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 10469

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

From the USA Today article above: “We don’t expect this will have any impact on wait times,” [TSA spokesman Mike] England adds to Today in the Sky. Cause people are just whisked through "security" anyway??? How can more people in the screening lines not have any impact? Is TSA at PIT way ...

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by PDX88
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Effects from the August 21 Solar Eclipse
Replies: 30
Views: 3961

Re: Monday's Full Solar Eclipse, Impact on Aviation?

It's a good question for a few specific aircraft actually. I caught a flight last night to JAC to view the eclipse, and was talking with the crew about my outbound flight tomorrow back to DFW. The ETA for my aircraft in JAC is exactly when the eclipse totality starts. If the flight is due to arrive ...

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by PDX88
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 31746

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often, and I'm an avid fence rider. If you let go of the fence the next thing behind you are two concrete curbs. It's very risky, but it would break my heart if they ever banned fence riding. It's an obvious risk and there's two large warning signs on either si...

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by PDX88
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GLO Airlines Ceases Ops on 15JUL
Replies: 16
Views: 5184

Re: GLO Ceases Ops on 15JUL

Silver might also be a good fit and has the benefit of facilitating codeshares with a variety of carriers. Silver was the rumored next provider for GLO. But transitioning to 121 made retaining the current New Orleans based CFM crewmembers impossible. All the SICs had less than 1500 and wouldn't eve...

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by PDX88
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?
Replies: 35
Views: 4542

Re: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?

I'm not saying PDX is a secondary gateway to SEA as a metro, just to the general region. I don't think you know the geography of the PNW like you think you do. The amount of passengers that can conveniently use either airport to access towns outside the metros is minuscule. I don't have any beef ag...

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by PDX88
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?
Replies: 35
Views: 4542

Re: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?

Not that that's much of an answer to the question posed... but already flying into the more lucrative/desirable market for the general area, could just as easily be a reason for them to further avoid/delay any foray into PDX. PDX isn't some secondary airport to SEA. The airport sustains 4 destinati...

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by PDX88
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?
Replies: 35
Views: 4542

Re: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?

Probably the same reasons AA launched SEA-MIA, then later went double daily. Not that that's much of an answer to the question posed... but already flying into the more lucrative/desirable market for the general area, could just as easily be a reason for them to further avoid/delay any foray into P...

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by PDX88
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?
Replies: 35
Views: 4542

Re: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?

Agree, think MIA-pdx much more plausible, especially for additional South American connections not offered via DFW Would say the exact opposite. What compelling reason is there for AA to connect people from PDX over MIA when it can just do it over DFW? Probably the same reasons AA launched SEA-MIA,...

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by PDX88
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)
Replies: 79
Views: 17889

Re: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)

Want to select your seat -- pay more. Want to bring a bag on board - pay more. Want to check a bag - pay more. Want a soda in flight - pay more. Want some peanuts - pay more. Well you can't really pre-select a seat on Southwest either, unless you count their "early bird special" fee to bo...

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by PDX88
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)
Replies: 79
Views: 17889

Re: Southwest VS Spirit (Low Cost VS Ultra Low Cost)

Want to select your seat -- pay more. Want to bring a bag on board - pay more. Want to check a bag - pay more. Want a soda in flight - pay more. Want some peanuts - pay more. Well you can't really pre-select a seat on Southwest either, unless you count their "early bird special" fee to bo...

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by PDX88
Thu May 18, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?
Replies: 111
Views: 20169

Re: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?

WHY would an airline choose an aircraft with a 50% higher fuel burn. So there's a linear relationship between fuel burn and number of engines? Many opertators chose the A340 instead of the MD11 - presumably they didn't mind the extra 1/3 higher fuel burn? Come on, you know exactly what I meant. No ...

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by PDX88
Thu May 18, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?
Replies: 111
Views: 20169

Re: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?

The only way I see a tri-holer returning to production is if they could develop the #2 engine in the tail to be electrically powered and drastically reduce fuel burn during climb. I'm not even sure if that's realistic or not because I have no idea what it would take to accomplish that, but there's ...

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by PDX88
Thu May 18, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?
Replies: 111
Views: 20169

Re: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?

The only way I see a tri-holer returning to production is if they could develop the #2 engine in the tail to be electrically powered and drastically reduce fuel burn during climb. I'm not even sure if that's realistic or not because I have no idea what it would take to accomplish that, but there's n...

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by PDX88
Thu May 18, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?
Replies: 111
Views: 20169

Re: Why did the Widebodies 3 holers era end?

Now the oil price is down the hill maybe we can see a 3 holers development back in the table? Dude... no. Purchasing an aircraft is a 25-30 year commitment. Add the time to design and build a new 3-holer, and that's 35-40 years oil would have to stay very low to make a 3 holer profitable. Even then...

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by PDX88
Wed May 17, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 18285

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

Another piece of this is getting the act of ticketing and reissues out of the airport environment; when you approach a ticket counter agent about buying a ticket, they'll point you to a pay phone and ask you to call Reservations. Why? Because of that same efficiency you asked for; it's more efficie...

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by PDX88
Wed May 17, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 18285

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

Another piece of this is getting the act of ticketing and reissues out of the airport environment; when you approach a ticket counter agent about buying a ticket, they'll point you to a pay phone and ask you to call Reservations. Why? Because of that same efficiency you asked for; it's more efficie...

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by PDX88
Wed May 17, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX Terminal Shuttle Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: LAX Terminal Shuttle Question

The only experience I have with a terminal transfer at LAX is from T4 to the remote American Eagle terminal, and they do check boarding passes to board the shuttle.

The ride is fantastic as far as aircraft spotting, if you can find a way on the bus I'd recommend taking it.

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by PDX88
Tue May 16, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 18285

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

1. It costs too much to train 2. It's a longer learning curve for new employees 3. Because you're not stringing commands together like GUI front-end systems do, it costs the company more for each transaction And I say that as someone who only uses native SABRE when I can get away with it. I didn't ...

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by PDX88
Tue May 16, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 18285

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

Flighty wrote:
Old school sabre rocks.

A good employee can accomplish more in Sabre than a good employee can in Qik.


Preach. If you knew how to use Sabre really well it turned you into a mega-employee.

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by PDX88
Tue May 16, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 18285

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

I'm not at AA anymore but I really miss using native Sabre. Everyone I know who had to make the switch said they hate how much longer it takes to do anything. I got so good at native that I'd be blowing through the line during rebooking while the ex-US employees would barely make a dent in QIK. I do...

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by PDX88
Thu May 11, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin huge pay increase
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

Re: Air Wisconsin huge pay increase

DiamondFlyer wrote:
It's really no different in pay than Piedmont, PSA, Envoy or Endeavor, and all of those have some more stability than a non-owned regional carrier...


$49,000 in bonuses after 1 year is more than double what Envoy/PSA offers, and half the upgrade time.

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by PDX88
Thu May 11, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin huge pay increase
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

Air Wisconsin huge pay increase

Surprised I haven't seen this on here already, though I'm sure everybody knows about it by now. Air Wisconsin is now offering up to $57,000 in bonuses, with the first $31,000-$39,000 coming just after completing IOE, and upgrade times projected at only 18-24 months. Seems like they are desperate to ...

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by PDX88
Tue May 09, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 19716

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

when you the board the plane, they make multiple announcements on the flight number and destination. The lady didnt speak english, but im pretty sure she was able to differentiate San Francisco and Paris. I doubt she was paying any attention to an announcement in a language she doesn't understand. ...

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by PDX88
Fri May 05, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 19716

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

Exactly. Somebody posted that the passenger deserved 25% of the blame for not noticing that a US domestic transcon was a narrow body aircraft when TATL flights are wide body. Seriously? A French passenger was supposed to know or care? Even that is flawed logic. UA 54 EWR-CDG is a 757-200 and UA497 ...

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by PDX88
Fri May 05, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 19716

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

As usual on A.net, the blame is solely on the PAX. Because apparently everyone on earth is an Executive Diamond Red Carpet Platinum frequent flier who knows everything about every airport and airline and making a mistake in an airport should be punishable by jail time. Bottom line though is United ...

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by PDX88
Fri May 05, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 19716

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

Yeah.. let's blame the airline 100% for the people stupidity. Does she need to know english to see the difference between the words San Francisco and Paris? C'mon... If an airline can't prevent an inattentive or oblivious passenger from boarding the wrong flight, then yeah, we should blame the airl...

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by PDX88
Fri May 05, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 19716

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

I mean, is she deaf and illiterate too? ...the airport display? ...the gate signs? ...the pilots/FAs announcing the destination during embarkation? Sure UA and their systems seem pretty negligent here, but how inattentive must someone be to get (and remain) on a flight going to a city that isn't an...

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by PDX88
Thu May 04, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FRA-MSY inaugural is today!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 6166

Re: FRA-MSY inaugural is today!!!

LAX772LR wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
I love this picture. Really wish I could have been there to see it today.

I'm happy that GLO was here to see it today. ;)

They're in there too.


I landed the middle Saab right before this picture :).

We're all glad to still be around.

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by PDX88
Tue May 02, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 20268

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

Polot wrote:
BG777300ER wrote:
As far as I understand, 739 can't be fitted with 2-2 configuration lie flats?

The 737 and 757 share the same cabin. If it fits in the 757 it fits in the 737.


There's a reason the desert is filling up with 757s, sad as it may be.

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by PDX88
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 91747

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

msycajun wrote:
Hopefully they are also pursuing their own certificate.


They are, they plan to have it complete later this year.

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by PDX88
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 91747

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/lo ... /699380560
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GLO and CFM came to an agreement in federal court to continue operations past Thursday.

Link from GLO's Facebook page:
http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/lo ... /699380560

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by PDX88
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 13065

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

Depending on how bad the issue was with one of the 3 engines and Pilots decisions the 727 could have completed the flight to IAH at the decision of the PIC and ORD HDQ right ? But if you approve of a 3 engined aircraft continuing a flight over water with a failed engine, then that would make it an ...

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by PDX88
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 13065

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

See my next post below that one ! Second yes a four engine plane would make a difference BIG difference!!!! that plane would have 3 other engines operating properly. A 727 would be a better fit for that route oh wait they do not fly them anymore . Sorry, I meant to say there's no official sources t...

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by PDX88
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 13065

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

Try this one on for size okay : United Flight 1516 bound for Houston, Texas, from Liberia, Costa Rica, because of the engine problem on the Boeing 737-800. Engine failure due to overheating ! Over the Gulf of Mexico From a Passenger perspective :One of my plane's engines overheated over the ocean. ...

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by PDX88
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2017
Replies: 985
Views: 91747

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Here's what the employees have found out so far. Corporate Flight Management has ceased to do business with GLO after April 27th. GLO does not have their own 135 certificate to continue operations, and all pilots and flight attendants, who are CFM employees, are being relocated throughout the rest o...

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by PDX88
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 14199

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

jethawk wrote:
Really? Is "customers" (who pay my wages, lest I forget) inappropriate or offensive to you? Yeesh


Not at all, but my point was "passengers" is completely fine to use on an airline forum, the correction wasn't necessary.

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