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by kaitak744
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap
Replies: 34
Views: 5468

Re: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap

The biggest issue at LAX right now is its road ways, which are bogged down with all those busses and shuttles. A people mover that moves all those busses and shuttles offsite, and connects to the Metro. That is what LAX needs, and it needs it in the quickest possible timeframe. I just don't understa...

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by kaitak744
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus donates A380s to LBG and TLS museums
Replies: 6
Views: 6127

Re: Airbus donates A380s to LBG and TLS museums

The A380s are practically worthless anyway from an airline standpoint. They would have all sorts of patched together wiring and modifications and need additional paperwork like the first SQ A380s that were not production standard. The A320 needs to be preserved as it's been like gold to Airbus. The...

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by kaitak744
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual Airline Use Aircraft?
Replies: 37
Views: 6601

Re: Dual Airline Use Aircraft?



This was used by 6 airlines ;)

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by kaitak744
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday
Replies: 83
Views: 17836

Re: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday

40 777x seems like a lot for United. What I have noticed from past wide body orders is that American and United like to place several single digit orders over a few years. Perhaps this spreads out the initial capital burden. Boeing just holds the slots for them anyways. Also, I do feel a top up orde...

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by kaitak744
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Composite wing possibility?
Replies: 8
Views: 1658

Re: 737 Composite wing possibility?

I would still venture a guess that a folding wingtip on a long range 737 could be a viable option.

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by kaitak744
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A350's
Replies: 194
Views: 30631

Re: UA A350's

Not just deeply discounted...

The UA 777-300ERs are the first -300ERs to have a new improvement package from Boeing. I believe it is a 2% fuel burn decrease.

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by kaitak744
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Composite wing possibility?
Replies: 8
Views: 1658

737 Composite wing possibility?

To make the 737-9 / 737-10 (what ever you want to call it) more attractive, how feasible would it be for Boeing to make a new composite wing? This could also allow the ability to use slightly taller main landing gear to fit those bigger engines and give better runway rotation clearance. With the 787...

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by kaitak744
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United widebody utilization question
Replies: 4
Views: 1965

Re: United widebody utilization question

10 777-200As are being converted to domestic use. Also, 747-400s are being retired. Incoming 787s and 777-300ERs are taking up the combined slack. Also, the 2nd LAX-LHR never started. It was noted in another thread that this was likely a slot holder, which ultimately went to an additional EWR-LHR fr...

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by kaitak744
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 12 lounges of one airline at one airport. Is that a record?
Replies: 12
Views: 3735

Re: 12 lounges of one airline at one airport. Is that a record?

Pardon the ignorance, but is it common for airlines to have separate lounges for business and first? At LAX TBIT, all premium passengers go to the same lounge.

Also, who gets access to the Senator Lounges? It it above the First Class Lounge?

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by kaitak744
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign
Replies: 101
Views: 18994

Re: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign

There are only 3 things that can realistically happen: 1. Completion of Terminal 8 2. Demolition of Terminal 2, and expand Terminal 1 in its place. Add airside connection to Terminal 4. 3. Demolition of Terminal 7, and an extension of the international concourse of Terminal 5. Add airside connection...

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by kaitak744
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do these flights exist/got shut down?
Replies: 40
Views: 7071

Re: Why do these flights exist/got shut down?

Why do these flights exist? 1) Korean Air between Seoul and Atlanta 2) El Al between Tel Aviv and Hong Kong 3) El Al between Tel Aviv and Bangkok 4) Garuda Indonesia between Jakarta and Amsterdam 5) Royal Jordanian between Amman and Tel Aviv 6) Lufthansa between Frankfurt and Buenos Aires Moving on...

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by kaitak744
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expansion plans in Bangladesh
Replies: 30
Views: 6601

Re: Emirates expansion plans in Bangladesh

EK is an import, AI is an export. That's it. Policies are already enough to support development, I believe. Its the massive competition by foreign carriers which is limiting the development of our airlines. No more EK. It's not good for India in the long run to be dependent on a foreign airline for...

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by kaitak744
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA Times: Soon every day at LAX is holiday travel mess
Replies: 99
Views: 13638

Re: LA Times: Soon every day at LAX is holiday travel mess

dc10lover wrote:
Unless you are flying international, do NOT fly out of lax. Fly out of the other nearby airports.


This isn't always doable. LAX still has better fares than BUR, LGB, SNA, or ONT. It is located in a central location to most of the L.A. area, and just has far more domestic options.

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by kaitak744
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA Times: Soon every day at LAX is holiday travel mess
Replies: 99
Views: 13638

Re: LA Times: Soon every day at LAX is holiday travel mess

anshabhi wrote:
I think renovation/modernization of American airports would be a major part of Trump's plan to create jobs in America..


The modernizations in question that will solve LAX's current issues are already happening, and have nothing to do with the Trump's administration's plans.

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by kaitak744
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA Times: Soon every day at LAX is holiday travel mess
Replies: 99
Views: 13638

Re: LA Times: Soon every day at LAX is holiday travel mess

That people mover needed to be built 20 years ago... I have found a big cause of the traffic congestion is all the big busses and shuttles pulling in and out of their curb spaces. If these can all be brought away from the main road, that will be a HUGE improvement. I think LAX is the only major city...

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by kaitak744
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expansion plans in Bangladesh
Replies: 30
Views: 6601

Re: Emirates expansion plans in Bangladesh

By"Bengali market" do you mean West Bengal as well? EK has 2 daily B77W from CCU, and I won't like them to expand more in CCU or India. Give Indian Airlines their chance! They have their chance. The fact that their service and connection abilities is far below that of the ME3 is not EKs p...

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by kaitak744
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New LAX AppleTV Screen-saver
Replies: 12
Views: 11490

Re: New LAX AppleTV Screen-saver

One question: what on earth is going on at the old demolished QF hangar site? The next concourses for TBIT Actually.... That bit is edited. You can tell if you look closely. At the time this was taken, that was a open dirt area, and I guess Apple didn't want that. The concrete tarmac has those gree...

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by kaitak744
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New LAX AppleTV Screen-saver
Replies: 12
Views: 11490

New LAX AppleTV Screen-saver

http://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r1000/000/Features/atv/AutumnResources/videos/comp_LA_A006_C008_t9_6M_HB_tag0.mov Apple has LAX as one of its screen-savers now. Pretty cool. Looks like they edited out the more prominent airline logos. One question: what on earth is going on at the old demolished QF ha...

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by kaitak744
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Launches FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 8668

Re: Emirates Launches FLL

I still remember when they started their very first U.S. route, DXB-JFK 1x daily on an A340-500. Today, it's a very different picture: JFK 3x daily A380+ 1x daily A380 via MXP BOS 2x daily 777-300ER IAD 1x daily A380 ORD 1x daily 777-300ER DFW 1x daily 777-300ER (A380 in the summer) IAH 1x daily 777...

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by kaitak744
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX terminal plans updates and discussion thread
Replies: 474
Views: 133381

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

The first moves will be AA vacating its four Terminal-6 gates. And where will these flights depart from??? This whole Delta thing makes no sense. Its a whole lot of inconvenience for several other airlines, just to benefit one airline. At the moment, ALL T1-T8 gates are used. This means that if an ...

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by kaitak744
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burning Man 747 Project Actually Happening...
Replies: 4
Views: 2451

Re: Burning Man 747 Project Actually Happening...

Burning man is in the middle of the desert right? If I recall, flat lake bed? (or flat for the most part). Why not just get a 747 that's about to be retired and land it there?

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by kaitak744
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX New Terminal 1.5 Project
Replies: 35
Views: 7361

Re: LAX New Terminal 1.5 Project

http://www.lawa.org/uploadedFiles/OurLA ... al_1_5.pdf

A floor by floor plan of the new structure.

I don't understand how Southwest benefits from any of this....
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http://www.lawa.org/uploadedFiles/OurLA ... al_1_5.pdf

A floor by floor plan of the new structure.

I don't understand how Southwest benefits from any of this....

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by kaitak744
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS launch 3rd daily LAX next May.
Replies: 55
Views: 9107

Re: VS launch 3rd daily LAX next May.

The A330s are the same config across LHR/LGW/MAN regardless of market. Virgin are notorious for switching routes between A346 / A333 / B789 metal, some weeks can have all three on the same flight. LGW has two based A330s, MAN has one which leaves seven out of LHR which rotate across most of the net...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS launch 3rd daily LAX next May.
Replies: 55
Views: 9107

Re: VS launch 3rd daily LAX next May.

S17 VS 787-9 routes: JNB, HKG, PVG, DEL, 2x SFO, 3x LAX, MIA, IAD, EWR. How many 787s will they have in the fleet by then? They have 13, with 4 more on order. It looks like the routes above would require about 15 aircraft. I guess they are keeping the 8 A340-600s in the fleet until the A350-1000s ar...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS launch 3rd daily LAX next May.
Replies: 55
Views: 9107

Re: VS launch 3rd daily LAX next May.

Sounds to me like they need a larger aircraft. LAX, SFO, MIA, BOS, HKG could all use a 777-9 or larger.

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by kaitak744
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S17 International Widebody Utilization
Replies: 57
Views: 12164

Re: DL S17 International Widebody Utilization

Some other routes of interest:
NRT-GUM 12x weekly 757-200
NRT-SPN daily 757-200
NRT-ROR 2x weekly 757-200

Looks like 3 757-200s are used for these NRT flights. Are these based at NRT? and are they rotated throughout the rest of DL's 757 routes?

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S17 International Widebody Utilization
Replies: 57
Views: 12164

Re: DL S17 International Widebody Utilization

A330-300 [utilization: 30 out of 31]: SEA-CDG, SEA-AMS, PDX-AMS, MSP-AMS (3x daily), MSP-HNL, DTW-CDG, DTW-AMS, DTW-FCO, ATL-EZE, ATL-GRU, ATL-DUB, ATL-BCN, ATL-CDG, ATL-AMS (3x daily), ATL-FCO, ATL-HNL, JFK-LAX, JFK-AMS, JFK-MXP, JFK-FCO, JFK-ATH (2x daily), BOS-AMS (2x daily) Any idea which of th...

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by kaitak744
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land
Replies: 97
Views: 10882

Re: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land

The separation between runways in the drawing by the thread starter is about 360m, it would need to be nearly triple that to be acceptable. The European regs are rather more stringent than in the USA, fewer exemptions regarding taxiway and or runway separation. Old structures get exemptions, to be ...

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by kaitak744
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land
Replies: 97
Views: 10882

Re: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land

Its no perfect solution. The new 8000 foot runway would be for landings. This would allow for the 2 runways to the south to be used 1 for landing and 1 for takeoff, and then the north runway can be mixed use. It will open up a lot more slots, though maybe not as many as a further spaced runway. You ...

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by kaitak744
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land
Replies: 97
Views: 10882

3rd runway at LHR without buying more land

This is a rough rendering. Please excuse the details. I think this layout would work, and would upset the least amount of people as far as land and noise is concerned. It would also be the cheapest option to add a 3rd runway. T2 would just have to be built out to its full master-plan to accommodate ...

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by kaitak744
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Vision 2040+ by Hollwich Kushner
Replies: 31
Views: 5939

Re: JFK Vision 2040+ by Hollwich Kushner

A quick concept I made:

Image

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by kaitak744
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Vision 2040+ by Hollwich Kushner
Replies: 31
Views: 5939

Re: JFK Vision 2040+ by Hollwich Kushner

I am sorry, but this makes no sense. Demolishing a lot of modern facilities in order to gain what? The only JFK terminal that needs rebuilding is T2. Nothing really can be gained from reconfiguring the other terminals. If you could start from a clean sheet, sure you would configure everything differ...

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by kaitak744
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating
Replies: 116
Views: 22507

Re: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating

Why is there so much hate? BA is trying to be competitive with Norwegian at LGW. There is nothing wrong with that... That is smart business. If they were continuing business as usual, and not acknowledging the threat of Norwegian, that would be far worse.

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by kaitak744
Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W emerges from the factory
Replies: 121
Views: 42654

Re: United 77W emerges from the factory

Ok, a few things: The banner on the side says - "Proudly building the first 777 for United Airlines" That isn't right.... Also, why are the windows taped up as they are? Is this going into short term storage? They would not do that for paint, as the windows would be covered individually. ...

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by kaitak744
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W emerges from the factory
Replies: 121
Views: 42654

Re: United 77W emerges from the factory

Ok, a few things:

The banner on the side says - "Proudly building the first 777 for United Airlines"
That isn't right....

Also, why are the windows taped up as they are? Is this going into short term storage? They would not do that for paint, as the windows would be covered individually.

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by kaitak744
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank replacement terminal in the hands of the voters
Replies: 74
Views: 8858

Re: Burbank replacement terminal in the hands of the voters

richcam427 wrote:
Regardless, the airport has been there for 86 years now. It's not the deathtrap you make it out to be.


That's the thing with aviation, regulations are always written in blood. You are not going to do something about it until something bad happens.

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by kaitak744
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank replacement terminal in the hands of the voters
Replies: 74
Views: 8858

Re: Burbank replacement terminal in the hands of the voters

You fail to see the fact that Burbank is in need of a new terminal, whether the locals want it or not... The gates are way too close to the runway, it is a disaster waiting to happen. Well atleast Burbank has not voted to close the entire airport like the folks at Santa Monica have. Ultimately no o...

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by kaitak744
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank replacement terminal in the hands of the voters
Replies: 74
Views: 8858

Re: Burbank replacement terminal in the hands of the voters

This should have been done 10 years ago. The fact that something this simple needs voter approval is pathetic. Darn, isn't democracy and rule of law inconvenient. Dictatorships can build in much shorter timelines! In 2000, Burbank voters approved a ballot initiative that requires voter approval of ...

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by kaitak744
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank replacement terminal in the hands of the voters
Replies: 74
Views: 8858

Re: Burbank replacement terminal in the hands of the voters

This should have been done 10 years ago. The fact that something this simple needs voter approval is pathetic.

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by kaitak744
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus cancel all 50 A320NEOs for QR?
Replies: 42
Views: 10338

Re: Should Airbus cancel all 50 A320NEOs for QR?

ikolkyo wrote:
How to lose a customer 101 right there. Just a step too far.


Airbus has turned away Ryanair, Boeing has turned away JetBlue.... there are a few more instances of manufactures not wanting to do business with certain airlines.

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by kaitak744
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly
Replies: 69
Views: 16906

Re: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly

It's 186 firm orders. The A320/737/A330/787/A350/777 books are full with lessor orders; leaving out the lessors is odd. Yes, lessors do count. But, if you want a clear picture of which airlines actually have committed to the aircraft, there is the list. If you can point to an airline that has commi...

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by kaitak744
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly
Replies: 69
Views: 16906

Re: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly

Do you imply that leasing companies ordering frames have a history of not taking them? I believe he is referring to Air Asia X. I am referring about not counting the 55 frames ordered by leasing companies and if he wants to say that Air Asia will not take all ordered frames he should say so. I beli...

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by kaitak744
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly
Replies: 69
Views: 16906

Re: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly

According to Wiki, 184 orders from 9 customers. We missing something? :O To date, 10 customers have ordered a total of 186 A330neo. Source: http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/news-e ... -toulouse/ actual airline commitments: A330-900 Delta: 25 Air Asia X: 66 TAP: 14 Garuda: 14 TOTAL: 119, of which ov...

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by kaitak744
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways converts AMS to all Boeing B777 op eff 14JAN
Replies: 33
Views: 6535

Re: Jet Airways converts AMS to all Boeing B777 op eff 14JAN

How many 777-300ERs do they / will they operate?

Is DEL-LHR and BOM-LHR (2x) staying on the 777-300ER?

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by kaitak744
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZA001 787 Display?
Replies: 10
Views: 2438

Re: ZA001 787 Display?

LN1 would have been also perfectly placed with the Museum of Flight with the rest of the family, 727 LN1, 737 LN1 and 747 LN1. Still hope that they get the 777 LN1 from Cathay, once it's being retired. LN1 of the 727, 737, 747, 777 were something to be proud of. LN1 of the 787 was an engineering em...

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by kaitak744
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZA001 787 Display?
Replies: 10
Views: 2438

Re: ZA001 787 Display?

Wonder why LN#1 was given to Centrair, and not LN#2, which was in an ANA livery.

LN#1 is by far the most modified (and off spec) 787, it should be placed in such a way that people cannot see it up close.

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by kaitak744
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX terminal plans updates and discussion thread
Replies: 474
Views: 133381

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

A rendition of a redone T3: Increase from 12 to 14 gates, and can be done with at least 12 gates operational at all times. Current: http://i.imgur.com/zqqbLFF.png Phase 1: http://i.imgur.com/oRU4HUc.jpg Phase 2: http://i.imgur.com/mYRnOiN.jpg Phase 3: http://i.imgur.com/UjuZGdG.jpg Phase 4: http://i...

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by kaitak744
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Removing LAX-NRT?
Replies: 12
Views: 3353

Re: Delta Removing LAX-NRT?

There are multiple ways to get from LAX to MNL, including the non-stop Philippine Airlines flight. HND is preferred over NRT for people going to Tokyo itself. DL is no longer trying to use NRT as an Asia hub.

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by kaitak744
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiians 717 Replacement?
Replies: 70
Views: 15019

Re: Hawaiians 717 Replacement?

Here is a brainstorming idea... If the issue is the engines not handling the quick turn arounds, what if they kept the engines running? What would be the cost of fuel for that amount of idle time? Also, is there any precedent for boarding / unboarding an aircraft with the engines running? I know the...

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by kaitak744
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does any approach come close to rivaling Hong Kong Kai Tak?
Replies: 59
Views: 13603

Re: Does any approach come close to rivaling Hong Kong Kai Tak?

BUR runway 33 landings involve a 90+ degree left turn just before final.
Also, LGA and JFK have some sharp turns on certain approach finals.

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