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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 9167

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

Hitting the brakes by accident on a basic taxi out. Is EZY doing this to scare people from flying their airline hoping to not have to expand so fast any more?

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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning
Replies: 40
Views: 12568

Re: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning

It seems like I'm the only one that has ditched the concept of "news" at this point. I suggest that everyone joins me. This is disgusting, but 6-foot tall infants who can't buy groceries or catch a flight without b**ching or moaning are ruining corporate identities. Do America a favor and...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK219 diversion , today 25/08/17
Replies: 4
Views: 2418

Re: EK219 diversion , today 25/08/17

I'm more suprised by the route than by the medical diversion; almost 1500km more than the classical great circle distance Why would you fly the GC and fight the headwinds you'll be getting on that northern track? A.net for some reason has become obsessed with the GC map and thinks this is how every...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 7058

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

I would love to see CX launch SJC one day, but I figure its rather unlikely. If it survives the bad decision making of fuel hedging it will need to trim staff, routes, and airplanes. Looking to expand into niche markets is not something that airline will be doing for a long time. I respect your opi...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Footage of first SY flight to STS
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

Re: Footage of first SY flight to STS

I wishing for the day that AS flies 737's to STS. I think it's possible considering AS will be flying mainline aircraft between SEA and SBA this Fall. That would overlap with the multiple flights into STS by QX I think the point was that he is wishing that AS would fly 737s to STS instead of the QX...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 7058

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

RL777 wrote:
I would love to see CX launch SJC one day, but I figure its rather unlikely.

If it survives the bad decision making of fuel hedging it will need to trim staff, routes, and airplanes. Looking to expand into niche markets is not something that airline will be doing for a long time.

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Footage of first SY flight to STS
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

Re: Footage of first SY flight to STS

Arrive Thursday leave Saturday, great layover for the crew. But would they fly sports or military charters the next day? Or does the aircraft sit on the ramp?

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Footage of first SY flight to STS
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

Re: Footage of first SY flight to STS

wedgetail737 wrote:
I wishing for the day that AS flies 737's to STS. I think it's possible considering AS will be flying mainline aircraft between SEA and SBA this Fall.


That would overlap with the multiple flights into STS by QX

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 42154

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

Good luck staffing this kind of flight. You might find only the junor pilots jumping at the chance to do 18+ hour routes. And sitting in a hold after 18+ hours or diverting is a fatigue caused accident just waiting to happen.

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 32061

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

An autoland at the limits of the airplane's acceptable conditions? There is no way this was an autoland. Don't insult other people if you are also not informed. Snowball's chance in hell. Autoland is usually limited to 5 knots of wind. Those require a dry visual from the VDP. A real approach has si...

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 32061

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

All that was needed was a gust or windshear at the wrong moment and this was the next CI642. KLM has forgotten the lessons of Tenerife, it seems, and impatience rules the day once more. Prudence would have recommended diverting elsewhere. The pax were going to be hugely inconvenienced regardless, w...

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nippon Cargo Airlines to start Edmonton flights...
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: Nippon Cargo Airlines to start Edmonton flights...

Atlas is also flying for NCA for many months now, with an ex-NCA freighter N407KZ this must just be a tag on from Chicago to Anchorage and back to Narita.

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nippon Cargo Airlines to start Edmonton flights...
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: Njppon Cargo Airlines to start Edmonton flights...

http://globalnews.ca/news/3663253/edmon ... -to-tokyo/

Wonder what aircraft type will be used then, their 747 or 767s??

The 767's only operate for Amazon and DHL.
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AntonioMartin wrote:
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
The way I understand it, it will be Atlas: http://globalnews.ca/news/3663253/edmon ... -to-tokyo/

Wonder what aircraft type will be used then, their 747 or 767s??

The 767's only operate for Amazon and DHL.

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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 81
Views: 14104

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

With a OAT of 42C, the crew will select two additional options in the FMC for takeoff. 1. APU to PACKS, (standard on the -200LR/F/-300ER) to feed the A/C packs with APU bleed. Which in turn reduces the bleed air demand from the engine, hence more thrust. 2. TO-B (Thrust Bump). EK does not operate t...

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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM bought a 747!
Replies: 26
Views: 19157

Re: KLM bought a 747!

Do they still lease a 747 freighter from Atlas Air? They are short a frame cycling one at a time to heavy checks. mps just came back from long term maint in China. Nope, the Atlas wetlease ended a few weeks ago after the D-check for the BCF and subsequent C-check for an ERF were completed. MPS will...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM bought a 747!
Replies: 26
Views: 19157

Re: KLM bought a 747!

Do they still lease a 747 freighter from Atlas Air? They are short a frame cycling one at a time to heavy checks. mps just came back from long term maint in China.

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela
Replies: 37
Views: 7671

Re: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela

A lot of room in the cargo hold to bring much needed goods to people. Hopefully the government looks the other way to help citizens get supplies. That by itself could pay the costs of the flight. If they are smart the flight schedule would have no lay over for crew.

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash
Replies: 93
Views: 20121

Re: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash

Are these the same dumb people who delayed the evacuation to take their hand baggage out of the overhead lockers? They should thank Boeing for making it so strong not sue them. There is no point in making up from no facts, having no proof of something about people just to hate on them. That is very...

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash
Replies: 93
Views: 20121

Re: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash

This is getting really pathetic on the part of the pax... Guess what? You walked away from an accident. Get over it. Life happens...crap things happen to good people all the time...move on! A person in the military refusing to acknowledge ptsd and thinking to just magically "move on" and ...

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 28096

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

flyoregon wrote:
Are the owners of SY going to allow it?

I always thought they should get some EMB-175's and hit smaller markets from MSP like BOI, COS, or RNO, and do an Icelandair like hub strategy. Probably a completely stupid idea, but I'm full of those.

They could call it Midwest Express!

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What kind of business jet is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 6539

Re: What kind of business jet is this?

How can you be a member here for 11 years and not see the unmistakable lines of a Learjet??

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Are Crews Selected For a New Fleet Type?
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: How Are Crews Selected For a New Fleet Type?

LAXintl wrote:
They bid and awarded per seniority. Something like C-series at DL however, will go pretty junior due to its pay and choice of bases.


I am sure there are a lot of FO's on the right seat for years and years, that are jumping at the chance to upgrade to the command left seat.

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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17
Replies: 103
Views: 11216

Re: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17

- Focusing on the 738 for both VA and TT is a solid move, but will take time to achieve benefits given the transition plan and costs associated with the change According to anonymous pilots on other forums that has been a big disaster and they are burning money for months paying pilots to sit aroun...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?
Replies: 63
Views: 10348

Re: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?

Do not forget about cargo! The Bay Area exports brains and programmers, not factory made products. If a business was to ship something out of SJC it would go on FedEx or UPS one stop to London. 1) cargo goes two ways, not just one 2) the Bay Area imports a crap-ton of computing/tech products, much ...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?
Replies: 63
Views: 10348

Re: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?

Do not forget about cargo! The Bay Area exports brains and programmers, not factory made products. If a business was to ship something out of SJC it would go on FedEx or UPS one stop to London. I can assure you (having worked at HQ for 2 different airlines in Europe and the US) The cargo hold of co...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)
Replies: 35
Views: 4443

Re: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)

Has anybody noticed that we are in a bit of a peak for the last three weeks? Volumes to the middle east have been on an upswing. Especially to Qatar, I was told that BA is full until the 20th for DOH freight. The diplomatic situation has cut Qatar off from their neighbours. An upswing in air freigh...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?
Replies: 63
Views: 10348

Re: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?

I assume if priced smartly those empty y seats can create some Benjamin for. BA. Or they can charge out the ass for some seats, leave the others empty, and save on the fuel from the saved weight. That seems to be the path they're taking. Same for MSY. Do not forget about cargo! The Bay Area exports...

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires
Replies: 30
Views: 7238

Re: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires

Why don't we hold outself to a higher standard and not call this a Delta flight since it wasn't operated by Delta? It has DELTA painted on the aircraft, people that buy tickets buy them on DELTA, and DELTA hire the regional carrier. For the general public, it is a DELTA flight. Please. Spare me the...

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 14017

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

No one is losing their job, stop with the fake news. You obviously have no idea how any of this works. I'm sorry, I didn't realize I was speaking with a SkyWest executive here. Please tell me how many people are getting the boot. Life's tough, good people lose their jobs all the time and the airlin...

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires
Replies: 30
Views: 7238

Re: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires

flight152 wrote:
Why don't we hold outself to a higher standard and not call this a Delta flight since it wasn't operated by Delta?

It has DELTA painted on the aircraft, people that buy tickets buy them on DELTA, and DELTA hire the regional carrier. For the general public, it is a DELTA flight.

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible
Replies: 34
Views: 3984

Re: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible

We at a.net are back with the "I like 2 cities/countries so I think there should be a connection between them"

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries begins LCY ops
Replies: 42
Views: 11640

Re: CSeries begins LCY ops

It must have powerful engines and a well designed wing, it does not use spoilers deployed on approach like the A318 has.

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)
Replies: 35
Views: 4443

Re: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)

B747400erf understood what was easy to understand with some Background knowledge. quoting Newbiepilot as follows: I really don't understand what he meant either. Atlas is a worldwide freight operator flying for airlines and companies based in many different countres end of Quote The freight Atlas t...

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 6074

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

These guys would do well to hire an Atlas, ATI, or other Part 121 carrier to operate the aircraft, and not try to do it themselves. The safety culture of an established Part 121 carrier is leaps and bounds above anything that one can do in-house. Start with Get There Itis, and go from there. If I w...

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 15009

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

Hmm... how many A380s sold and how many 777s? As I said economics rule. As for charging extra for A380 flights, how is this a good thing for the traveller? Most people want the cheapest deal they can get. The 747 brought fares down and opened up intercontinental travel to the masses, now apparently...

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 8213

Re: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.

If you press TOGA twice the throttles advance to full automatically in the 777 the fatigued pilots returning from all night flying to India and back having no relief crew spent 8 seconds on that. Blaming them is unfair but EK are never going to get the blame, pin it on the pilots and quietly change ...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)
Replies: 35
Views: 4443

Re: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)

here is too much capacity on the market when a Country that produces nothing but hot air in the form of gas has a larger freighter fleet than their competitor which is based in the 2nd largest exporting Country. What does any of that mean? I really don't understand what he meant either. Atlas is a ...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feds Award $8.3M To Expand RFD Cargo Apron & Passenger Terminal
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Feds Award $8.3M To Expand RFD Cargo Apron & Passenger Terminal

"Durbin, Bustos and Duckworth renewed previous calls for Governor Bruce Rauner to follow through on the state’s 2014 pledge to pay $16.3 million for the airport’s jet repair hub, which debuted last year." Umm... Senators and Congresswoman.... in case you haven't heard, Illinois is BROKE. ...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)
Replies: 35
Views: 4443

Re: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)

Operating out of HKG for Cathay and Air Hong Kong is surprising.

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 8213

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

....and throw in the fact that the systems in today's aircraft designed to help are overwhelming some of the folks operating them, say when they are tired or the weather is throwing them all over the sky. One good pilot I respect and his colleagues at a major US trunk are asking to have some of the...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 8213

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

Didn't we know this already from like a week after the crash? It was not confirmed just speculated. Many people thought the UAE authorities would mess with the investigation and ensure they did everything to make EK look like it's not at fault, but so far they haven't done that. By blaming the pilo...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four men arrested after police uncover alleged plot to bomb Etihad flight from Sydney
Replies: 20
Views: 9266

Re: Four men arrested after police uncover alleged plot to bomb Middle East bound aircraft from Sydney

Is the FBI exporting their create-a-terrorist undercover tactics? I know right? Cause there are no Terrorists in real life. They are all made up! /sarcasm Where did I say that? You have created a strawman argument. In America the FBI not only radicalises them but finds the kids struggling with mone...

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHOG (Maui) runway 05/23 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: PHOG (Maui) runway 05/23 ?

Hi all, I was just listening to LiveATC.net the other day for PHOG and the commercial jets were taking off on runway 20 while smaller aircraft were using runway 05. Has, or is, runway 05 ever been used by commercial jets like 737s and 717s for takeoffs and landings? Thanks for your responses. ACFT ...

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by b747400erf
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLAs for Short Haul?
Replies: 26
Views: 3860

Re: VLAs for Short Haul?

The demand for specific departure and arrival time frames or slot restrictions each day mean some heavies have enough downtime to fly a domestic route and back or tag on a domestic route before flying long haul international. United is sending their new 77w's on domestic runs to the international hu...

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by b747400erf
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fed-Ex MD-11 Rocket-Like Take Off Tonight....
Replies: 26
Views: 8030

Re: Fed-Ex MD-11 Rocket-Like Take Off Tonight....

Flight 3034 is a repositioning flight and carries no revenue freight, only empty containers. Total payload was less than 18k last night, so you better believe that baby took off like a rocket. I thought it was part of the pilot's job to save fuel and wear/tear on the engines. Perhaps they are doing...

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by b747400erf
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are 77L sent to BOM so often?
Replies: 5
Views: 2222

Re: Why are 77L sent to BOM so often?

Being a cargo hub for Europe might be part of it.

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by b747400erf
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 10385

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

The original tag line used by Fedex in its advertising sums it all up: When it absolutely positively has to be there overnight! sums up the model of why Memphis (and Indy as a back up hub) and Oakland as a transpacific hub are so busy in the middle of the night.. When their clients offices and busi...

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by b747400erf
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W at ONT
Replies: 36
Views: 8800

Re: UA 77W at ONT

Ya think this is part of UA's problem? Its summer with traditional high loads of the year. This is a brand new plane that cost a couple hundred million and it is out of service to shoot a commercial? Can't that same scene be created in a hanger or studio lot someplace? But then maybe the co Einstei...

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by b747400erf
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nagoya Chubu Airport ~ Antonov and Dreamlifter
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: Nagoya Chubu Airport ~ Antonov and Dreamlifter

Look at flightradar for past arrivals, and Atlas Air/GTI as the airline.

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