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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1464
Views: 261482

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
Does United Airlines regret retiring the 737-500?

No I don't think so, Had the -500 had great range? It wouldn't have been retired in favor of the A319 which has full transcon range.

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 37
Views: 5971

Re: United HQ Lease Extension

Also, when UA originally moved to Willis Tower several offices from different locations were consolidated into the one location. If there was any fire at a UA office before everything was consolidated, it would not have affected as many different departments as it could now. I can't seem to find an...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?
Replies: 25
Views: 4226

Re: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?

N655UA. It lasted until late December 2014. A great livery that should still be here. Many of us loved that livery at United but the reason for leaving it? The money it would have cost to repaint the Entire fleet following the merger, Aside from the fact that Glen Tilton couldn't WAIT to turn the r...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS
Replies: 34
Views: 4427

Re: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS

Very interesting! They do operate out of the ground level of the current terminal at VPS, and it seemed like there was plenty of seating. However, I believe there are only 2-3 gates down there. I’m curious to see if it will be completely separate from the current terminal or just a new addition on ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 257
Views: 48364

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

If the B797 or NMA does nothing Else? It will replace the B767 series of airplane and allow Boeing to transition the 737-8 /-9 to the freighter market when the opportunity arises. Will the A321 be able to do that? I don't know that, I do know the A320 series would need new floor structures to become...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 257
Views: 48364

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

.. I'm under the impression, the NMA might be quietly shrinking on the drawingboards. :arrow: Airlines are not stumbling over each other commiting to a 7 abreast 5000 Nm WB at NB cost levels :arrow: After market income works better with a larger amount of new aircraft :arrow: Airbus continues to do...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quad engines and reverse thrust use
Replies: 42
Views: 3766

Re: Quad engines and reverse thrust use

I'm not an A380 pilot, so I am open to being corrected here. However, my understanding is that the pilots can command reverse on whichever engines they desire. On Boeing aircraft, for example, that would involve only engaging the reverse levers for the engines they wish to use. Additionally, mainte...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?
Replies: 69
Views: 11499

Re: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?

Guys are we kidding? As long as the maintenance paperwork is in order, these will all be flying within 0-12 months. Oh and as long as there are no D checks due.... Especially since they're not needing D-ck's It would take at most a C- Check to transition them to any US program and to insure the Ser...

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In
Replies: 48
Views: 4853

Re: 737 MAX MCAS Fix Is In

I applaud that they Have a fix. Though? I think they were a bit Lazy in putting in the system in the first place by NOT putting in a comparator system to check whether the AOA vane wasn't actually damaged and let it's input be locked out from taking control of the airplane. This is why you HIRE Engi...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10831

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

MX (Maintenance). WN flies their aircraft particularly hard and at night either SWA MX or Contract MX can take a look at the aircraft (depending on where they RON (Remain Over Night)). There are *many* times where an East Coast scheduled inbound of around 0100 turns into a 0400 or 0500 arrival. It ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10831

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

The last time this question was asked, a WN pilot said their contract had long allowed for redeye flights: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1378051 I suspect WN has long avoided red eyes because they’re typically the lowest yielding flights. Based on comments coming from WN, I expect...

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a US3 lease gates only to sublease to LCCs, barring hubs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1589

Re: Can a US3 lease gates only to sublease to LCCs, barring hubs?

strfyr51 wrote:
In the past United has had to sublease gates at SFO to Eastern, Frontier Horizon, and Total Air. I haven't seen any more since United mainly paid for the renovations of terminal 3.

AT ORD? Nobody Except Air Wisconsin has ever leased gates in Terminal 3. Can't say it won't happen in the future .

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a US3 lease gates only to sublease to LCCs, barring hubs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1589

Re: Can a US3 lease gates only to sublease to LCCs, barring hubs?

In the past United has had to sublease gates at SFO to Eastern, Frontier Horizon, and Total Air. I haven't seen any more since United mainly paid for the renovations of terminal 3.

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which of the US3 has the best hubs?
Replies: 29
Views: 2429

Re: Which of the US3 has the best hubs?

Overall? I believe United's hubs are the best located, EWR,IAD, ORD, IAH,DEN, LAX,SFO connecting to HNL, GUM, NRT, and LHR.. If you can't get around the world that way? You weren't going anyway!

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14061

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

I'm from Philadelphia and I live on the west coast, when I fly into the east coast I usually fly via EWR rgwn drive don to Philly. Since I'm from NE Philadelphia it's the same time from where we are to EWR as it is to PHL..

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AD to be issued on 787 RR Trent 1000 TEN engines
Replies: 28
Views: 5740

Re: AD to be issued on 787 RR Trent 1000 TEN engines

I'm not sure what Rolls Royce is doing anymore.. When did their engineering run off the rails? The RB211 was a reliable engine. the Trent flew for years on the 777 and I didn't see much of any trouble, But the 787? They've had monster problems. Did they try a step too far??

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19464

Re: Pilot/Neeleman Coup d'etat

The Pilots WANT Neeleman back super bad. I could see the pilot union acting in cohorts with Neeleman/Moxy to enable a coup d'etat. Judging from their allegiance to him and absolutely distaste with current management, I could totally see it. In what fantasy world would there even be a mechanism to e...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-200 to 767-200ER Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 4837

Re: 767-200 to 767-200ER Conversion

Several US carriers that took delivery of the early-model 767-200A, eventually converted them to a bastardized version of the 767-200ER for use on oceanic flights. UA, AA, and TW all did post-delivery conversions. I believe Air Canada did, as well.... and I'm sure several other carriers. My questio...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19464

Re: B6 Situation

I can’t see any of the Big 3 legacies acquiring B6; they’re all large in the NY area in different ways, meaning the DOJ would want so much divested that the deal wouldn’t be worth it. Should B6 end up with anyone, your logical suitors are AS, F9, or NK, although SY would be an interesting possibili...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140856

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

I am completely underwhelmed by this announcement: 18 months from now is October 2020. Spring/summer 2021 is TWO YEARS from now! A lot can happen in two years. The economy could have a complete melt down and JetBlue might go down with it. I have no idea what your frame of reference is, but two year...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140856

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

IF JBLU can get slots at LHR or LGW then they should. Only of it's just a Pair of slots at LHR or LGW. If they have to go to STN? Then, that's what they'll have to do until they can do Better. but they can't do "chicken little" to stay out of the way of the other Majors. They'll have to go...

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8068

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

One of the reasons UA flies SFO-ICN is due to the large US military presence in Seoul.. There's a market there just like Delta has a market there. But? Does Delta have an interline partner there? UA has Asiana..

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23155

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

I wonder if DL would try LGB-LAS with an additional slot? They have developed a decently-size LAS-California P2P operation over the last few years (LAX, SAN, SNA and SJC). Not a chance. They don't make money with SNA/SJC/SAN-LAS and LGB-LAS is a worse market. If JBLU is stepping up to the other Maj...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 19521

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

TheEuphorian wrote:
DENTK wrote:
Thai's HS-TJA soldiers on...

And on the topic of TG 772As, HS-TJD returned into service, which is odd considering they didn't write it off after it suffered an exploding tire in DAC last year.

Why would they scrap an airplane like that for a Tire Burst? Was the Damage that Bad?

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 19521

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23155

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

If JBLU is stepping up to the other Majors? Then why are they hiding in LGB? If they're going to compete? Then Compete! Go into LAX , ONT, SNA, BUR,SAN.
There are plenty of services they can offer in SoCal. But LGB? Is a "hiding place" !

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 22142

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

This might be a turning point for JBLU! I DO think they'll have to fly into airports where they'll get passengers to feed their EU flights when they come about, But none of this is a slam dunk! they don't have slots into LHR that I know of, though they could go into LGW on pretty much a whim. Or STN...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353620

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

FWIW, it looks like UA is hosting a Brand event for employees in Chicago on April 24th. How do you know? I feel like if they unveiled it there, that would be a little too late assuming the 787 getting painted will be the first to have the new livery. Given that it has already been in the paint shop...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-200 to 767-200ER Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 4837

Re: 767-200 to 767-200ER Conversion

Several US carriers that took delivery of the early-model 767-200A, eventually converted them to a bastardized version of the 767-200ER for use on oceanic flights. UA, AA, and TW all did post-delivery conversions. I believe Air Canada did, as well.... and I'm sure several other carriers. My questio...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 909
Views: 222979

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Does Italy Not have Air Italy to provide international Air Service?? Could be? It's time to let Alitalia fail...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 22142

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

They don’t own any ETOPS qualified planes. Etops is mostly a maintenance program. The a320/21 ceo and neo are certified for etops operations. Since When is it JUST a Maintenance program? At United? We had Dispatchers, Maintenance, Flight ops, Weather and Flight crews who were overwater and ETOPS qu...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 22142

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

Boof02671 wrote:
They don’t own any ETOPS qualified planes.



Their current airplanes can be modified to ETOPS Standards if they can carry the required fuel load as Airbus has different models and weight classifications imbedded in every fleet type and the A321 wouldn't be any different.

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 22142

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

What the Heck? If B6 wants to get "Jiggy" with widebodies?? Then Step up to the Plate and have a swing!! They CAN do that!! AND? There's no reason they shouldn't.

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pushback by men, pushback manually
Replies: 30
Views: 5492

Re: Pushback by men, pushback manually

I push my Cessna 172 around manually by myself just about every time I fly it. Apply weight on empenage structure and swing it around to point it and then use the wing struts to push. I helped move an HS-748 by hand once, there was I think five of us, it was hard work but do-able. If I recall corre...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13376

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

It's incredible that United still has such a small large RJ fleet, if you round the numbers it's roughly 250 70ish seaters for UA, 350 for DL, and 450 for AA. The flipside is the UA still has a massive 50 seater fleet. an United’s scope max for 70+ seaters is 253 (which is exactly what they have). ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 22142

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

Boof02671 wrote:
WN took 18-24 months to achieve ETOPS certification and it’s only for the 738.

WN could certify any other B737 if they chose to now that they already have the 738, They already Know the Drill...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 22142

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

One. They don’t have slots Two. They don’t have any planes to fly it. Three. They are not an ETOPS qualified airline. One. They can buy them Two. They are getting LRs and I believe the Neos could do BOS-LON. Three. I don't know much about ETOPS certification, but NE US to Europe flying really only ...

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by strfyr51
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15043

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Four days after the inaugural started, the route already seems to be abysmal. The inaugural flight on the 31st was essentially full in all classes, however, creating seat alerts/bookings show otherwise for the flights following it. These load factors may not be 100% accurate but it should be fairly...

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6140

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

WN probably didn't order the 737-400 for the same reason UA didn't order the 737-400. It didn't have much in Range. and didn't fly as far as the 737-300. And? Boeing didn't want to come down on Price. AB heard about it ( as their chief salesman John Leahy had worked at United) and offered UAL the A3...

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Head Scarves and Scheduling
Replies: 77
Views: 6718

Re: Head Scarves and Scheduling

I believe the headscarf rule in Saudi Arabia is only applied (or strictly applied) to the two holy cities, MeMedina. In fact, only Muslims can enter and live in this two cities. Other cities like Jeddah are more moderate. It isn't unusual to see women without headscarves. During the Haaj non muslim...

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: City-owned / Non profit Commuter Airline
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: City-owned / Non profit Commuter Airline

My entire life, I've lived in a town that used to have airline service but lost in the early 2000s (as is the case with many other airports). The city is about 200,000 people and is rapidly growing, and as this has happened I've heard a lot about the potential of airline service coming back. This h...

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19842

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

Here's what it might be like to travel on a stand-up aeroplane seat. Looks Like a medieval torture rack. First things first: Gaetano Perugini, engineering adviser at Aviointeriors, is keen to stress that the concept's not about creating "cattle class" and cramming in as many passengers in...

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Out of Curiosity: Two Different Engines on Same Airframe Safer?
Replies: 24
Views: 3187

Re: Out of Curiosity: Two Different Engines on Same Airframe Safer?

Theoretically --and only theoretically-- if different engines with substantially the same weight, thrust, spool-up/down times, etc were used on the same airframe, would it lead to a significantly safer aircraft? Absolutely not. While a nuclear powerplant does not need to lift its own weight off the...

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15043

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

It's WAY too early to determine route viability. Also, the Spring Break period is pretty much over in the USA and, as such, there's the typical pax volume drop off until mid- to late-May. I'm almost sure American is routing passengers via CLT to fill that light. Those guys didn't just fall off the ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't
Replies: 39
Views: 6059

Re: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't

Slashing ticket prices is pretty short sighted unless they're Domestic flights. Not sure exactly how you might cut international tickets below the fixed costs of fuel, food, maintenance and Crew.

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many aircraft are out of service at one time in a major airline ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2089

Re: How many aircraft are out of service at one time in a major airline ?

Since it's unplanned, it would vary. What "out of service" means could also vary. Let's say a plane goes tech at the gate, they substitute another plane that isn't scheduled to leave until later than the original flight. Then, the first plane is fixed in time to take the place of the one ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many aircraft are out of service at one time in a major airline ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2089

Re: How many aircraft are out of service at one time in a major airline ?

That is the planned maintenance, I assume . And what about unplanned events? Since it's unplanned, it would vary. What "out of service" means could also vary. Let's say a plane goes tech at the gate, they substitute another plane that isn't scheduled to leave until later than the original...

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many aircraft are out of service at one time in a major airline ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2089

Re: How many aircraft are out of service at one time in a major airline ?

A good ballpark figure for a large major with a mix of narrow and widebodies would be about 8-10% in major work. That is the planned maintenance, I assume . And what about unplanned events? Since it's unplanned, it would vary. What "out of service" means could also vary. Let's say a plane...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 22360

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

IMHO one could make a case for sabotage from US aligned coalition of the willing countries. And one could make the case that your unsubstantiated blaming of Europe's woes to the evil hand of the US is tiresome and against forum rules. Well? Make the Case! Let's see if it holds water!! I think you'r...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What can you do with a B.S. in Aviation/Aviation Management??
Replies: 18
Views: 2611

Re: What can you do with a B.S. in Aviation/Aviatio.n Management??

At one time? United ONLY wanted guys with degrees in Maintenance Management. System Controllers etc. That was why I got my degree. I got the job in Maintenance control for Having the Degree, But I kept it for Having been a Navy Flight Engineer and understanding the relationship of aircraft systems. ...

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