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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7652

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

strfyr51 wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
Why do you think there's sufficient demand for a nonstop West Coast to CTS? Stats for Passengers Daily Each Way? Even KIX has struggled to support U.S. non-stops.

LAX-CTS into winter winds? Where are you planning the tech stop?

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Fron LAX? The Tech stop would be SEA/PDX. YVR, or ANC

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 27644

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

A recent Defence Select Committee was told that engineering staff at RAF Brize Norton called the aircraft “a dog” and that on occasion only two out of the fleet of 20 aircraft were serviceable. ... In Parliament this week Mark Francois, a former Defence Minister, said: “We have paid £2.6 billion fo...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 27644

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

Had the A400 used Pratt Canada's engine, they would have probably landed 20 orders from there and missed many years of costly delay. The program would be a lot healthier today too. Which engine? There didn't exist any off-the-shelf engine for the A400M. That's why EPI boast that the TP400 is the mo...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 738 Designations
Replies: 15
Views: 2734

Re: United 738 Designations

Maybe some airplanes have the continental customercode? The Majority of 737's are -724's, 824's and 924's But there are quite a few -922's as well, the Max airplanes are just -9's But I would guess the 924's and the -922's are nearly Identical unless you were tp read the registration certificate......

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters
Replies: 19
Views: 3548

Re: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters

Airbus will be embarrassed for a while. Especially if Boeing get's the book and makes Hay with if.

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 2271

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

I'm not aware of any airline that does NOT do re-tread. You're limited to a certain number of re-treads on one carcass, because the carcass itself ages, too. But this is a non-issue, I'm not sure what has made you concerned about it. United had certain airplanes that didn't use re-treads. where we ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 2271

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

I recall a thread where MX people confirmed that tires were in any case the No 1 spare part in terms of inventory rotation...a lot of movement with all that rubber-smoke generation on landing... I looked at some data 15 or so years ago, trying to figure out if any individual tire position on the cl...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787
Replies: 26
Views: 3384

Re: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787

Even if Boeing increased MTOW to the same 280t as the A359, it would still be fuel volume limited and carry almost 40.000 liters less fuel. Even if your weight number where right, which they are not, and if fuel volume wasnt a problem, which it is, a 260t 787 would at best match the A350 as an ULH ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 10108

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

master14225 wrote:
Does everyone forget about YVR or SEA? California is not the entire west coast and it pisses me off when people think it is...

Can their Airplanes Make it to YVR or SEA? Looks to me like they're going "Bang for Buck". And that's understandable.

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 114
Views: 19696

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

There is lots of cheap office space for rent in Milwaukee .. no need to be at the airport Need an AOC (airline operating certificate) buy another airline is the quickest ... buildings come last Or? They could just go to the FAA Office in Oklahoma City and copy one. Hell !! they could copy them all ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 738 Designations
Replies: 15
Views: 2734

Re: United 738 Designations

IWMBH wrote:
Maybe some airplanes have the continental customercode?

The Majority of 737's are -724's, 824's and 924's But there are quite a few -922's as well, the Max airplanes are just -9's But I would guess the 924's and the -922's are nearly Identical unless you were tp read the registration certificate...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7464

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!? I find it y NOTweird that DL185 has a very long flying time versus DL583 as its not polar. They can probably cut 1 hour off the flying time by flying polar off a flight that is already very long. Do you know what the winds...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 2271

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

ArchGuy1 wrote:
What is it like running retread tires on a commercial airplane and how well do they perform.

v ery well indeed. at least from Air Treads that I know of.

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta 747 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2625

Re: Delta 747 Question

Hello guys. I have a question regarding Delta/Northwest 747s. I was wondering why their engines seem to have consistently run a bit richer than other operators? They seemed to be almost like B-52's taking off. I found a few videos to highlight what I am talking about. https://youtu.be/tQqqmSBr2XA?t...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mandate fly-by-wire for transport class aircraft through Part 25 regulation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1953

Re: Mandate fly-by-wire for transport class aircraft through Part 25 regulation?

What you all think about requiring transport class aircraft to have fly-by-wire in order to get certified? Fly-by-wire architecure provides opportunities for major safety features such as alpha protection, overload protection, over rotation protection etc. Most newly developed models are FBW anyway...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.
Replies: 8
Views: 1987

Re: FAA to order AoA vane changes on 727/757/767.

We've already had 3 AD Notes on AOA Vanes for Heating problems over the years, The AOA Vanes take a LOT of wear and Damage. So this is nothing new. the AOA takes about 1:45 to replace and Ops check. The question might be? Availability of NEW units...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787
Replies: 26
Views: 3384

Re: Why Boeing hasn’t made a ULH Version of the 787

The REAL question is? Who Needs it? How many? and for What route? If there's a NEED? Boeing would probably build it..

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 4334

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

Not only have the flights moved, but the CDG flight is almost 6 hours earlier than before (or 3 hours compared to the two days of the week that it won't run during this winter), and compared to W18 at OAK, will be 2-weekly down from 3-weekly. For the BCN flight, the Monday flight's timing is relati...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine fail video question
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Engine fail video question

Hello all, Video here of an engine with a pretty serious problem... It’s a short video so there really isn’t any info. Has anyone seen this? What type of plane is it? I’m assuming MD-80 because of the inlet guide veins, which prevented even more damage! What airline? Where in the world? https://www...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28118

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

I'll chime in, While AA is indeed suing the TWU/IAM, what they're not able to do is prove that there is indeed a slowdown. Why? Because there truly isn't one. Everyday I see the decisions being made that are causing problems that weren't problems until this last year. In DFW alone, on the fleet sid...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker
Replies: 22
Views: 6484

Re: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker

the vast majority of airlines deliver their OWN airplanes. United has their Own Engineering crews to deliver airplanes from Boeing mostly to SEA or SFO where they're prepped for service,

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by strfyr51
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 51
Views: 9358

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

I think it could be possible, But? were the fuselage made of Aluminum- Lithium? It might have more tolerance to "Road Rash" when used in Domestic Service. The wings could be composite as well as the horizontal and vertical Stabilizers but the fuselage might be better in aluminum IMHO. ( f...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 51
Views: 9358

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

I think it could be possible, But? were the fuselage made of Aluminum- Lithium? It might have more tolerance to "Road Rash" when used in Domestic Service. The wings could be composite as well as the horizontal and vertical Stabilizers but the fuselage might be better in aluminum IMHO. ( fo...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 7007

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

I was the Terminal Maintenance foreman when N4713U 8013 Now 8424 N4724U took it first revenue trip. My Instructions were to Babysit that airplane Until it's departure,, The flight attendants wanted me to cancel the departure, Including a flight attendant married to a System Maintenance Controller wh...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 7007

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

In a very famous accident on 24 February 1989 a United Air 747-100 taking off from HNL had a door open and 9 passengers were sucked out. It was widely reported that most of their bodies were sucked through the #3 engine. I was recently speaking with a current UA Pilot who told me that United electe...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 73
Views: 14609

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

I was surprised during several recent bookings at just how cheap airfares have gotten over the years. I am not talking about ULCC's like Spirit or Frontier which have always been cheap. I am specifically talking about United as it stands out as the only legacy I have seen that has consistently show...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Erdogan warns TK may drop Boeing orders
Replies: 53
Views: 15980

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Erdogan to Trump: "We will buy 100 Boeings and you will let us buy the S400 from the Russians. Deal?" Yeah like Erdogan would need permission from the US to buy S400's. He doesn't give a damn what they think and rightly so. The era of countries being pushed around by US is over and it's a...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 27706

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

MoKa777 wrote:
They just need to add a little colour to the cabins. The basic colour palette does look very elegant but it needs something to bring it to life.

What is the seat pitch in Y+?

that seat color will look good and wear well for a longer time since it's not .leather ,

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is UA going to dehub GUM?
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

Re: Is UA going to dehub GUM?

While the last few years have been a tough go for UA and tourism to Guam at large, UA’s GUM hub commands some of the healthiest fare premiums in their system. This is especially true to/from HNL and on the island hopper. Moreover, those high yields are steadily achieved in the passenger cabin and c...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International gate 'slotting'
Replies: 34
Views: 5858

Re: EWR International gate 'slotting'

The Port Authority needs to task UAL with that one with re-banking EWR. There is a higher amount of downtime (EG: 11am to 1pm) with ops during the day and in the late evening compared to the mornings, late afternoons, and early evenings. There are times you can be at EWR and think it's surprisingly...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 24165

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Well? Disney owns their own Cruise line.. So owning their OWN airline isn't really a stretch.. Who's the operator???

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 27706

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

What weight variant did they order? If it lacks range? Then BA Planned it that way... It's sure not that the airplane can't do it.
Airbus offers so many weight variants per model, that it's hard to keep track of them all

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 27706

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

DylanHarvey wrote:
As the A350 severely lacks range will it be able to do LHR-MAD without heavy payload restrictions? Only kidding of course. Can’t wait to see the A350 with the Union Jack!!!!!

Wait a Minute!! The A350 Lacks range?? So? What is the BA A350's range with a full load? I think you're making that up!

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax activates emergency slide on PIA 777 at PEK
Replies: 13
Views: 4679

Re: Pax activates emergency slide on PIA 777 at PEK

It doesn't say a pax activated the slide. They said it was activated during the loading of inflight meals; sounds like the catering employees did open a door that didn't have its slide de-activated Door/slide is supposed to disarm when the outside handle is opened. Either this was a failure or it w...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 36
Views: 11806

Re: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

TWA and 747SP never made sense, if they were flying to Japan, Asia or Australia then yes but TWA never did fly the Pacific with 747's. Surprising they didn't switch to full size 747-200B so they could fly nonstop both ways o Israel which was a huge TWA route. TWA's Nickname was "teenie weenie&...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 7901

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

Airlines, UA included, start/re-start new airports without existing facilities all the time. Not a large stopping block. I read somewhere that UA may be looking at restarting OAK in the future. 77H Scott Kirby told the SF Chronicle that UA *will* return to Oakland. He didn't say when or from where,...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9518

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

Not sure this is bright from anyone's perspective. Air Italy is a no name in Europe and flies how many routes to the US? Should this turn ugly and into a battle it wouldn't end well for anyone. Its a battle that would weaken not just the EU airlines but the US airlines too while the ones laughing w...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 345
Views: 45321

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Am I being silly in thinking.. These can’t go to BA at Heathrow as they can’t take containers? Why are people so obsessed by containers on single aisle aircraft. Get over it. Does Ryanair have issues with containers? Do you know how expensive it is to carry a lot of baggage in Europe? Damn! Please ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 132016

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

danipawa wrote:
United and Spirit can add the A220 too

Maybe spirit can but I Highly doubt United would or will.
Airbus would virtually have to GIVE hem to United.
And?? for LESS than Delta got them..

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10358

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

I'll preface this with saying I’m not an Airbus pilot. But on the jets I've flown, the backup hydraulic/braking systems do not utilize an anti-skid system. This allows for the anti-skid to break and the aircraft will still be able to brake. When this happens it can be very difficult to apply enough...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often does an engine come off?
Replies: 19
Views: 3385

Re: How often does an engine come off?

are they removing the engines for Performance or Time? At United our engines are "On Condition" That as long as takeoff performance is good ? We can continue to fly the engine. you might have to define your question

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26198

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

the furl leak was found after 10 months in service? Are you Kidding me? Unless there was a bad Fuel line coupling or some defect that Boeing should have Known about? That leak could have been caused by anything from a Hard landing to Who Knows what? It doesn't say where the leak was but since it was...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11202

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

Also wondering if it might be a destination one of the AirAsia or Jetstar brands jump on to. With HKG out of the picture, there's nothing further west than Manila. Could there be a market for SIN, KUL or SGN, even twice a week for weekend getaways, market both for GUM originating pax and GUM as a d...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 114040

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Yes I would hope DL or even UA oppose the dormancy and seek reallocation of the frequencies. Gotta give AA credit though. They won't endlessly nurse a loss making route. Okay... so then what? Why are they in China? Why are any US airlines there? Dropping ORD PEK has a lot of symbolism: * We don't t...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 8270

Re: B6 to move from HOU(Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

This was in a leaked post a while back that was deleted. I’m assuming B6 would rather compete with UA fares than WN fares. I kind of get it, but can you elaborate on how competing with UA @ IAH, instead of with WN @ HOU, will help B6's fares/profitability on these routes? Do B6's higher-yielding Ho...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back
Replies: 23
Views: 3400

Re: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back

My apologies for the lack of detail, but I heard this story from someone while riding in a car with him and a number of other people. I could squeeze in only so many tech type questions during breaks in the conversation. This person was, within the last couple of weeks, flying AA Puerto Rico to DFW...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19563

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

questions wrote:
What’s a ballpark figure as to how many aircraft VS would have to order to utilize 150 slots?

If they're out AND back slots? 75 at a minimum not accounting for airplanes in checks, repair etc. More like 80.

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 25025

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

I have to wonder if "game changer" is really dependent on where your airline's bread and butter is. For a company like B6, with lots to gain from the XLR due to what it can achieve from JFK, BOS, and FLL that they don't already offer, it probably is a game changer for them. For a company ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2293
Views: 406510

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Since United flies their wide body airplanes around 19-24 years? I think the notion that the 77A might be replaced is Valid for the A359.

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 39445

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

NYC is still waiting on deliveries of the final 100 rail cars of 300, supposed to have been delivered by end of 2017, NYC stopped receiving because of problems with the cars they have. https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/rail/new-york-city-tells-bombardier-to-get-its-act-together-halt...

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