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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 4416

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

I'll never understand why Trump voters hate America and want to destroy it so much, and are willing to lie and delude themselves and everyone else in pursuit of their terrorist agenda. It's hyperbole like this that has me extremely frustrated with my party. Frankly, it's very Trump-like, which is t...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 4416

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

casinterest wrote:
incorrect. But if you buy Barr's lies, you probably believe that.



I'll never understand why Trump voters hate America and want to destroy it so much, and are willing to lie and delude themselves and everyone else in pursuit of their terrorist agenda.

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30496

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Imho one should not expect evidence that God exists. Almost by definition, religion is faith-based. So if there is no evidence then god must have no discernible effect on the universe. So either there is no god or god is deciding not to do anything. There's another possibility that you're not consi...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30496

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

The state does not own production resources nor are production decisions made by the state I mean, that wouldn't be socialism either since the state is not society. That'd just be another form of capitalism, with the state as monopoly capitalist--the fundamental relationship of workers to the means...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30496

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Ehh...a bit of apples and oranges. Religious ceremonies may be tradition, but religion itself is not tradition. The Day of the Dead is a cultural thing (which conflicts with religion that discourages believing spirits coming back from the dead) and Halloween (in the American sense) is really a comm...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30496

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

I am a Catholic and my belief is absolute. Impossible, it cannot be absolute because of the contradictions in the holy book And this is a complete failure to understand the role of sacred texts in religious traditions generally, and specifically the role of the Bible in Catholicism (a religious tra...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30496

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Why do people still believe in God? Science, research and facts have proven there is no God. They really haven't, though. God as generally understood is thought by those who believe in it as something that exists beyond the confines of logic and natural laws. It's not unreasonable to be skeptical t...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155842

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

What if it was made illegal to bring bags down an inflated slide, and this was mentioned as part of the cabin safely announcement? Human behavior is strange, people hearing this over and over might cause it to sink in, may cause people to want to avoid the shame of being charged criminally for this...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 08, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 9694

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

bennett123 wrote:
Personally, this is an issue which the Law must address.


If your goal is to actually effect a change in behavior, I'm not sure that people who are panicking are going to be considering the potential legal consequences of their panic while they're panicking.

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by BerenErchamion
Tue May 07, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8788

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Even websites that say "Equipment: XXXX" don't say "Max" they'll say "73M" or "3M8" or similar I was fairly certain that's not true at all, so I did some searches with several airlines and city pairs that I fly semi-regularly to be sure and sure enough, that'...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue May 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155842

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

I don't care for the "muscle memory" excuse.This is pure ignorance and selfishness. Plain and simple. Could you share for us your credentials in the field of neuroscience, please? Why? I don't need to justify an opinion to you or anyone. You do if you want your opinion to be treated as so...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue May 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 9694

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

In the end the only thing that needs to change is making a checked bag free and a larger carry-on payable. The plebs will the check their bags and the travelling professionals can still travel with ease. False. The only thing that needs to change is holding those who can’t follow the rules (law) ac...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue May 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 8788

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Barclays is out with a research note downgrading Boeing. They cite a survey with these results: Willingness to fly on MAX After Grounding is Lifted: 19% Immediately 20% After a Few Months 23% After a Year or More 21% Never 17% Don't Know. I have a hard time believing this. I think the results would...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue May 07, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 9694

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

3) Another solution would be to pass laws regarding the removal of luggage during an emergency. For example, allow for manslaughter or negligent homicide charges to be brought against passengers found to have removed luggage if there is loss of life. While harsh, it would be an effective deterrent....

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by BerenErchamion
Mon May 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 9694

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Kno wrote:
[quote="ethernal"
I read one potentially good suggestion in this thread, having an auto lock feature for the bins in an emergency situation.


You'd need data on whether or not people would spend longer trying to open it up before they give up than it would take to just get their luggage out, and it'd be interesting to see how the engineers would go about gathering that data.

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by BerenErchamion
Mon May 06, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 9694

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

3) Another solution would be to pass laws regarding the removal of luggage during an emergency. For example, allow for manslaughter or negligent homicide charges to be brought against passengers found to have removed luggage if there is loss of life. While harsh, it would be an effective deterrent....

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by BerenErchamion
Mon May 06, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155842

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

You can see in the video the plane is on fire and people are still evacuating with their carry on luggage. Anyone that evacuates such a wreck with carry on luggage should be charged with murder or a similar crime. These selfish people likely caused deaths. Just like clockwork, here comes the Intern...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon May 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 9694

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

one possibility is to make it known that in event of an evacuation any bags wrongly carried will be confiscated immediately, and return not guaranteed. What good will that do, in terms of actually changing behavior? Panicked people aren't going to be thinking about the consequences of their panicki...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon May 06, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 9694

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Regardless, I know I wouldn't go for the bin even if I had something in it... You know this based on...what, exactly? Your extensive experience in having to evacuate a plane in an emergency? You can boast and bloviate all you want, but the reality is that you never know how you'll respond in situat...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon May 06, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 9694

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

So they can sprint off to the hotel whilst the plebs who pay their wages are stuck at the carousel. While that's certainly a side effect, the actual reason is probably more so that they can sprint off to their next flight as soon as the plane is deboarded without holding everyone on the next flight...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 179685

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Remember the Commerce Secretary said an Asia deal would be done by the end of the year. JAL could be that major carrier. Executive director Mario Rodriguez says the airport will announce its ninth major airline by year's end. He won't say which one, but says it's probably the most obvious domestic ...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The problem with this industry
Replies: 13
Views: 2011

Re: The problem with this industry

In the real world, shit happens. In the real world, shit happening has downstream effects. It's not because they can't "manage" their shit, it's because that's an unavoidable fact of how shit works in the real world.

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Californians rioting over sanctuary cities
Replies: 105
Views: 6263

Re: Trump: Californians rioting over sanctuary cities

Must be horrible carrying around all that guilt on your shoulders. You say guilt, others say knowledge. Like this headline from the 1860s: “Wealthy Democrat land owners get upset over Republican plan to end cheap labor” What astounds me about this sort of nonsense that willfully-ignorant knuckle-dr...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Southwest Really a LCC?
Replies: 79
Views: 6414

Re: Is Southwest Really a LCC?

TWA772LR correct LCC is a business model based on out sourcing just about everything including crew in extreme cases . What people confuse is the front end . Almost all these companies operate a complex algorithm for fare modelling - they are far better called flexible fares carriers imho. LCC does...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11151

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

I had peanut allergies for many years until I fortunately was able to outgrow them. When I was allergic, I took proper precaution on my own, sitting on my own at lunch, bringing my own food with me to places, and avoiding places that served them such as Southwest flights or eating at Five Guys. No ...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11151

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

The level of ‘compassion’ on this board gives me hope for humanity—not. The fact is the largest percentage of anaphylactic peanut and nut allergies affect children, with those and percentages growing each year. For those so put out by the removal of peanuts from Southwest, I strongly suggest you vi...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 14110

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

Frankly imo its not the government's job to regulate seat comfort or products between airlines. So long as the seats themselves meet certification requirements, and aircraft evacuation limits are met, so be it. I agree fully. The only thing the government should care (about comfort) is that the air...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 14110

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

seahawk wrote:
We do not need more regulation.


What a meaningless, 100%-substance-free thing to say.

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11151

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

chicawgo wrote:
And with regard to your other posts, just because someone is participating in discourse and weighs on the other side of the issue than you, that doesn't make them a bad person.


It does when the particular position they're taking is sociopathic and morally-indefensible.

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11151

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

Y'all need to seek some professional help if you're this upset about no longer being served peanuts on airplanes. They probably need to be locked up for the good of society. If they show such little regard for the safety and well-being of those around them in this case, what kind of harm will they ...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11151

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

Yeah, limiting liability, like having to put a warning on McDonald's coffee cups that "CAUTION - CONTENTS MAY BE HOT". Seriously? And if everyone does have nuts...is the gist of this that the mere smell/aroma of peanuts can cause an allergic reaction? Again, as I said above, I have no suc...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11151

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

Bringing a large bag of peanuts on every flight from here on out. Snowflakes! I find it incredibly amusing that somebody who is so angry about not being allowed to eat peanuts for a 3 hour duration to protect people who can have fatal reactions to the product is calling other people "snowflake...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11151

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

Prost wrote:
Pro/con peanuts. Is there a more first world problem than this debate?


I mean, this only affects people who have access to affordable, reliable air travel in the first place, so...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11151

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

A National Institutes of Health study puts the incidence of peanut allergy at about 1% of the population. (That's not to say 1% of people will die from peanut exposure.) But, when you've got 158 million enplaned passengers annually, 1% is a big number. I know I'm gonna get excoriated for this but.....

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11151

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

This is a potentially life-threatening situation for those with severe peanut allergy, and you see it as punishment. Other passengers should be courteous enough not to bring peanuts on board. Your missing peanuts for a six-hour flight maximum is going to ruin your life? Give me a break. I had peanu...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11151

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

For God sakes, so because a few people have peanut allergies, the rest of us get punished. Typical. What about the person that brings their own snack mix on board that includes peanuts? The truth of the matter is people with allergies have to be careful. There will always be a risk, so they should ...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11151

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

For God sakes, so because a few people have peanut allergies, the rest of us get punished. Typical. What about the person that brings their own snack mix on board that includes peanuts? The truth of the matter is people with allergies have to be careful. There will always be a risk, so they should ...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11151

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

cathay747 wrote:
Yeah, limiting liability, like having to put a warning on McDonald's coffee cups that "CAUTION - CONTENTS MAY BE HOT".


It would be helpful if you actually familiarized yourself with the circumstances surrounding that case, rather than just relying on your uninformed gut reaction.

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11151

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

For God sakes, so because a few people have peanut allergies, the rest of us get punished. Typical. What about the person that brings their own snack mix on board that includes peanuts? The truth of the matter is people with allergies have to be careful. There will always be a risk, so they should ...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 102
Views: 19853

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

In theory such a flight could pull from the Riverside and San Bernardino areas as well, though not sure to what extent the demographics would comport to flights to east/southeast Asia. Worth noting that Riverside has a large research university which: ⋅ draws a significant number of gradu...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 12417

Re: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist

Delta seems to be forging their own way when it comes to the Y pax experience. Booking a trip for a nephew from ATL-LAX recently, I think Delta was the only carrier which didn't charge for carry on baggage. DL also charges for checked bags: https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 31, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 7992

Re: FA attention question

The obsession with cell phones is a plague in the United States. It certainly is not professional. It also should not be allowed by the company is one on company time. Oh man, it's everywhere, trust me. Sadly it's the state of affairs in most countries, not just the US. People are insanely OBSESSED...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue May 01, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 28666

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Just recently a Boeing 737-800 operator from Seattle (SEA) to Honolulu (HNL) with 165 people on board had to drift down to FL230 and continued to HNL for a safe landing about 2:45 hours after leaving FL350, due to an oil filter bypass indication for one of its CFM56 engines. It is a fact most twin ...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 28666

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Would having 4 engines actually increase the risk of having something like a catastrophic fan blade / disk failure? Also, I’d much rather have a proven engine like the CFM56, than a Trent 1000 or PW engine that’s having issues on the A321neo. Yes. Whether this is enough to offset the lower likeliho...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 28666

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

If an AS 738 departing SEA has to refuel in OAK before crossing the pacific due to strong headwinds then I don’t think that aircraft is cut out to run that type of route. Except in when they're flying to remote locations where return fuel isn't available, or there's a major difference in fuel price...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 28666

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Wrong. Modern cruise ships have enough lifeboats for everyone on board. Do a little research I was referring to the Titanic, which was theoretically unsinkable, just like the 737 is theoretically a good ETOPS performer. Yes, because obviously in 1912 data gathering and analysis and the regulatory e...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 28666

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

The early models of the 737 were designed for shorter flights. However as they have evolved, like us humans did. What they could accomplish has increased with technology. Otherwise we would be waiting a week of more for your response to this. After all we did not have telephones or computer network...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 28666

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Would having 4 engines actually increase the risk of having something like a catastrophic fan blade / disk failure? Also, I’d much rather have a proven engine like the CFM56, than a Trent 1000 or PW engine that’s having issues on the A321neo. Yes. Whether this is enough to offset the lower likeliho...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 28666

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Your point is well taken regarding "stories" but none the less a number of 737-800's have made the PDX fuel stop enroute to SEA. It a contingency or redispatch operation probably 98% of the time Fuel loading regulations on flights between areas with plenty of diversion airports en route a...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 28666

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

A few Sundays ago CBS 60 Minutes reported on a low cost air carrier know in the industry for its maintenance deficiencies. The reporting was supported by the FAA Obscure Mechanical Interruption Summary. The report highlighted more than 100 serious in flight mechanical incident that carrier had from...

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