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by WorldFlier
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 29279

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

May be most profitable per head count but at 217 people per plane vs 300+ in a 380 May not be generating the same revenue. But congrats nevertheless and will be trying his route in 2 weeks And if you can't fill an A380...does it matter that its not a 380? Qantas can either continue playing 2nd fidd...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet
Replies: 18
Views: 3590

Re: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet

NYPECO wrote:
Alcohol?


One would only hope, but if he's sober...the parents must be so proud

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by WorldFlier
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 16097

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

Im more-or-less neutral on A vs B, but I love to see the A321 fanboys dog the 737s lie-flat capabilities and insinuating it will be inferior to the A321 in terms of comfort and TCON ability. Humble pie is quite delicious. :) I have no opinion on the 737 TCON ability, but as I have learned in the A3...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 108
Views: 20262

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

Have there been many instances where having an air marshal has helped? It seems a primarily US/third world thing. It seems like an expensive and probably unnecessary program in the days of secure flight decks and extensive security screening before boarding. You mean this kind of "extensive se...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Traffic Control, Fuel Levels, and Diversions
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Air Traffic Control, Fuel Levels, and Diversions

These last few weeks must have been hell in Atlanta and Newark because each Friday has had storms. Over the last 6 weeks, I have had my flight delayed cancelled or diverted - every week! Which of course is very frustrating, but it got me wondering a few things. When ATC issues a traffic control, do ...

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by WorldFlier
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11977

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

Yes. The only reason people use LGA is because its closer to the city. Once they build high speed rail from Manhattan to JFK/EWR, LGA will be useless. But realistically, they should bulldoze all three airports and build one massive new airport to replace all of them. The traffic nightmare that you ...

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by WorldFlier
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 16353

Re: Finnair long haul routes

Hello everyone! Recently, I noticed that Finnair flies a lot of long haul routes from/to Helsinki. How do they achieve good load factors and maintain these routes since population and tourism in Finland aren't that big? Also, do you have any suggestions of future destinations? Thanks for your respo...

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by WorldFlier
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AY captain tests 1.5 per mille alcohol level in HEL
Replies: 18
Views: 4273

Re: AY captain tests 1.5 per mille alcohol level in HEL

727200 wrote:
Wow, gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "Party like a rock star."


...0.15% BAC is hardly partying like a rockstar.

0.15% is sober by Keith Richards' standards

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats
Replies: 72
Views: 15887

Re: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats

eldiezonce wrote:
Have them sit next to a 400lb woman on a transcon, spilling into your seat, see how they do.


My solution is to raise the arm rest to contain their fat. If they complain...well let's just say I tell them to not spill into the area I paid for.

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport security access for sale on the "dark web"
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: Airport security access for sale on the "dark web"

Rdp gets you remote accessibility, but doesn't get you access If the RDP gets you access to a terminal with control over security cameras, it can basically get you access if you disable the security system. RDP ports should be closed at the firewall since only RDP through VPN should ever be allowed...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport security access for sale on the "dark web"
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: Airport security access for sale on the "dark web"

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/11/dark-web-access-airport-security-system/ No mention as to which "major airport" it was. Could certainly cause havoc, and all for $10.... While McAfee's Advanced Threat Research team was looking into dark web marketplaces, it found a number of shops offe...

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by WorldFlier
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?
Replies: 13
Views: 2684

Re: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?

not overrun with tourists, Well there you go. It’s not overrun with tourists meaning there aren’t a lot of tourists meaning there is not enough demand to support a direct flight. It may be more desirable but that doesn’t make it more visited. That's my point. Looking at pictures of both places, I c...

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by WorldFlier
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?
Replies: 13
Views: 2684

Re: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?

Simple - far more visitors / tourists to PPT than NOU I have trouble understanding this, I guess it's all marketing. I have a burning desire to go to New Caledonia, but literally none to go to Tahiti. New Caledonia is much bigger, has variability in the terrain, not overrun with tourists, and looks...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Capital Airlines, Tianjin Airlines to launch Moscow link out of Hangzhou, Hohhot respectively
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Beijing Capital Airlines, Tianjin Airlines to launch Moscow link out of Hangzhou, Hohhot respectively

I wonder whether these Moscow routes are actually demand driven by industry and tourism potential (like the case with the Sydney routes), or whether this is a Putin - XI government-backed deal? Cheers, C. If you're looking from a strictly connecting 2nd-tier China to 2nd-tier Europe, there are few ...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?
Replies: 16
Views: 3387

Re: Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?

I guess a 739 or a32X couldn’t be used for PS? PS requires either a premium or an international configuration. This means p.s. UA 757s, former CO 757s, and UA 777s (high-density 364 seats to rotate through EWR or international UA 269-seaters). I don't believe a former Continental B772 has done tran...

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by WorldFlier
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 78
Views: 7220

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

Pit bulls are innately and unchangeably prone to violence and savagery. Their bestial temperament is derived from genetics, not nurturing. They should be banned from all public places, including airports and aircraft. This is a very dangerous statement. Do you feel this way about all animals? Becau...

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by WorldFlier
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 78
Views: 7220

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

Also, is anyone else getting an Emotional Support Animal ad on this page?

It's funny because algorithms can't tell when we are disparaging something and throw it up there...

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by WorldFlier
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 78
Views: 7220

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

Pit bulls are innately and unchangeably prone to violence and savagery. Their bestial temperament is derived from genetics, not nurturing. They should be banned from all public places, including airports and aircraft. This is a very dangerous statement. Do you feel this way about all animals? Becau...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 78
Views: 7220

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

Several news sources indicating Delta's ban on pit bulls. The ban is based on Delta's experience with this particular breed of dog. There are obviously others who do not agree but even as an avid animal lover who works with wildlife rehabilitation, I for one welcome the ban. Link to "Business ...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 71
Views: 14233

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

Hey, guys, what is "in between a narrow body and a wide body"? A description - or better a diagram - might help those like me to struggle with this in between notion By the way, do we really need this, yet another 797 thread? I think not E.g. 2 aisles in front to give everyone aisle acces...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 4139

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

This is so dumb. He brought in alcohol into a sporting venue its not the end of the world. The dumb part was boasting about it on social media. I would never work for a company who would fire me for doing legal things and posting pictures of them. Most large companies now have pretty authoritarian ...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 4139

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

As a general rule, do not post pictures of yourself drinking on social media, even if you are of age. I would never work for a company who would fire me for doing legal things and posting pictures of them. What you should say is, "As a general rule, do not post pictures of yourself violating l...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9568

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

An airline can’t really refuse someone form buying a ticket. They are a common carrier. That's just not true. They can refuse to sell to people on a blacklist. They can refuse to sell to unaccompanied minors without their parent's permission (where are the parents...oh right...) They can refuse to ...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 43036

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

The 747-8 wasn't that expensive to develop and has led to the 747-8F which appears to have some future. Beyond the billions it cost to design, Boeing has written down almost $3.5 billion (after tax) due to production overruns and lack of orders. The only saving grace now is that the program should ...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Star Alliance to consider new tier higher than gold
Replies: 21
Views: 2581

Re: Star Alliance to consider new tier higher than gold

Should have happened ages ago. Star Alliance Gold is incredibly common. They should appropriately recognize top-level customers (for example >100,000 miles annually). But then each member airline segments it further, with UA and its Global Services, LH with its HONS Senator, etc. Trouble is when yo...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 9412

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

RamblinMan wrote:
UA's FAT-ORD E175 red-eye not enough for you?


I think E175s are more comfortable than 737s in E+

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club
Replies: 27
Views: 4378

Re: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club

SCQ83 wrote:
Who flies on Star Alliance ADD-SVO non-stop?

Ethiopian's new flight to Moscow is via IST.


Do you get off the plane? If so, my route fails. Then we have to wait until Avianca opens up BOG...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked
Replies: 30
Views: 10951

Re: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked

All the while Swaziland has one of (if not THE) the highest rates of HIV in the world. "His Highness" doesn't need to fly anywhere. He should be focused on saving his country! It is the highest HIV rate... One third of adults are infected. They also have the highest TB rate. He has multip...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 162880

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Now that Chicago has 6 continents, how about a *A RTW hitting all Six Continents To/From ORD. Note Ethiopian is the key to this trip but they don't start SVO until September 2018 http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=ORD-GRU-ADD-SVO-PEK-AKL-ORD&MS=wls&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=* United ORD-GRU Ethi...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club
Replies: 27
Views: 4378

Re: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD joins the 6 continent club

Ok, who wants to do a 100% *A 6-continent trip from/to ORD?

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked
Replies: 30
Views: 10951

Re: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked

According to AllAfrica.com, guards for King Mswati III of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) have been fined for leaking photos of his new A340. Honestly, I am surprised it took this long for them to surface. I know when I was still in the country several months ago, pictures were circulating among what...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 11795

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

Wouldn't argue with the rest of what you wrote, but that's an assumption that Airbus claim is incorrect. SIA have seemingly gone with 168 seats as a matter of choice rather than constraint. It's 161 seats. And SQ has also said just 5days ago that they expect payload restrictions during winter... so...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan
Replies: 43
Views: 8847

Re: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan

UA flys from EWR, so that also doesn't help in terms of the comparison. Why not? Except for Long Island, EWR is plenty convenient for NY/NJ. Look at the average fare, I guarantee you people are schlepping from NJ to JFK/LGA and Long Island to EWR for this kind of flight... Catchment areas of JFK/LG...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA971 FCO to ORD diverted to Shannon
Replies: 12
Views: 2668

Re: UA971 FCO to ORD diverted to Shannon

I hope, that if this true, that the person who did this gets a long time in jail in the USA since this was a USA registered aircraft. This post got me thinking. When there is an actual air disaster (thank goodness this was not one), the country where it happened, the country (or supranational organ...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If you think costlier air tickets are just a minor hitch, think again!
Replies: 11
Views: 2741

Re: If you think costlier air tickets are just a minor hitch, think again!

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
I just spent $622 for sav to boi and i can't use the overhead storage. the airlines must be doing well if that's any indication.


Those are 2 premium markets...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8401

Re: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast

787-9 for thinner routes, after proving itself on PER-LHR this is the 787-9s battle to lose. A couple 777-8/9 for trunk routes couldn't hurt either as I am sure Air Cargo is very important to New Zealand (both directions) as shipping takes a long time and a country that small can only take so many l...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!

Very interesting indeed, but after the initial happiness it looks like a pretty weired idea. Based on the number of produced airframes (13), number of orders (2), and the fact that this aircraft fills a special nich only, we can determine that the financial viability of this program is very limited...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/russian-be-200-firefighter-to-be-updated-with-superj-448902/ Congrats to Beriev, Snecma, UAC, and firefighters across the world. With Climate Change growing, I can see significant demand for this airplane that doesn't seem to have an analog anywhere in the ...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23995

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

dtw2hyd wrote:
Two words, Route rationalization


Going by their monthly magazine route map with lots of red lines all over the place....that seems unlikely

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-124 Production to be restarted....in Russia?
Replies: 0
Views: 420

AN-124 Production to be restarted....in Russia?

This would be great for plane spotters and the industries (oil, grid, etc) and people (disaster survivors) that depend on heavy objects getting to them quickly: https://www.rt.com/business/428639-russia-an124-jet-antonov-production/ "The airplanes of the super-heavy class like An-124 are in gre...

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by WorldFlier
Wed May 23, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18
Replies: 50
Views: 9418

Re: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18

VCEflyboy wrote:
How did KLM get 5th freedom rights and EK didn’t?


I am going to wildly guess that KLM doesn't instill the same fear as EK into countries with regards to access/5th freedom?

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by WorldFlier
Wed May 23, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6951

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

Well, since we all know Brexit was funded by the Kremlin, maybe Boris should order one of these? http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/371660454_985be988c1.jpg He can even get the tacky interiors that would befit his style: http://i59.fastpic.ru/big/2013/1029/74/23671a7e1cf82ddf3851afb94d150e74.jpg

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 5123

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

intotheair wrote:
I still have trouble imagining WN flying to Europe on its own metal anytime soon. I've long thought a codeshare or deeper agreement with DY would be a good pairing.


Why is it hard to imagine, if they have the MAX-7 which has the legs?

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 125
Views: 24971

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

A 777X with the wing fold mechanism u/s effectively becomes a code F aircraft, and pretending a code F aircraft is a code E aircraft would absolutely be a no-go at my airport (YYC). We have 2 code F gates, so it'd have to park on one of those, no questions asked. A 777X with the wing fold mechanism...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 2078

Re: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)

Bricktop wrote:
What I didn't know is how low to the ground it can get.


"Kneeling" as it is called.

Check out the amazing landing gear:

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 2078

Re: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)

Hi all! Apologies if this is not the right place for this question, but couldn't find a more fitting place for it. Also I'm quite new in all this aviation field so please bear with me! I've searched in the forum for references to this plane and there were people asking about it, but I've seen littl...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 2078

Re: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)

Carrying heavy or large things that cannot be carried by other planes due to weight or size restrictions: https://fastaviationdata.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/an-124.jpg?w=1000&h=600 Do you think a 747 can swallow a train? http://www.boeingimages.com/Docs/BOE/Media/TR3_WATERMARKED/2/2/3/d/BI2188...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily EWR
Replies: 24
Views: 4054

Re: EK to go double daily EWR

Irehdna wrote:
And with incoming polaris on the 77E's, the gap between the business class will only increase.



I cannot wait for this day! 2-4-2 only counts as business class because I can lay flat into my (tight) cocoon and use some booze to put myself to sleep...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 125
Views: 24971

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

Some Code E gates may not have the necessary "buffer" between them to allow a 777X with extended wingtips and another 65m span frame (777W, A350) next to it without risking a possible wing-to-wing collision during pushback or arrival. In such situations, the 777W could be parked next to a...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily EWR
Replies: 24
Views: 4054

Re: EK to go double daily EWR

Great, that gives pax from the Northern NJ market better access to EK's great service and connections to many destinations, especially to Africa, Asia and Middle East. While UA offers non-stops to India via EWR, I am quite sure EK would be a far better way to get to there vs. other 1-stops and UA f...

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