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by CriticalPoint
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long-er haul narrowbody crewing economics.
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

Re: Long-er haul narrowbody crewing economics.

IMHO, any requirement for augmented crew is going to kill it. That's the cost of a 3rd pilot spread over ~160 seats vs. ~250 seats of a 787-8 (or larger). I don't think so. Let's be generous and assume an A321 captain's salary of $300k. Let's also be generous and assume only 500 flight hours per ye...

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by CriticalPoint
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long-er haul narrowbody crewing economics.
Replies: 13
Views: 2671

Re: Long-er haul narrowbody crewing economics.

dtw2hyd wrote:
I doubt the NB range with passengers and luggage will ever need the third member or augmented crew. There may be few instances of crew discretion extending the duty limits.


If the flight is over 8 hours in either direction it requires 3 pilots per Most contracts in the US.

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early retirement for flight crews
Replies: 72
Views: 11517

Re: Early retirement for flight crews

Extra training is a cost - with little, if any, benefit for the company at given conditions. Handing out that cost in cash for those willing to take it and retire may be beneficial for the company. A 30-year old Delta MD-88 FO isn't going to be in a position to retire. Pilots at the top of the seni...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194052

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

MohawkWeekend wrote:
So what happens to the crews?


Sent home with pay and eventually they get trained into any aircraft in the fleet their seniority can hold.

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337661

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Also, DL has announced it plans to park as many as 300 planes. What I see being parked: Remaining MD-80/90 fleet, permanently All B752s without Delta One All PW and six door B763s. All B738s Most of the A320s, some permanently as the oldest ones are approaching 30. Some of the PW A332s and A333s, b...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337661

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Airlines are suffering badly and it seems likely that some will go bankrupt. While a 30 year old airframe will go straight to soft drink cans, what happens to airframes that are 10 years old ? Will leasing companies want to buy them ? Would the bankruptcy trustee be allowed to spend money putting t...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260797

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

gdavis003 wrote:
scflyboy wrote:
Another MD88 heading to BYH tomorrow, 03/07:
DAL9941 MD88 Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Intl (BHM) 09:55a CST 11:35a CST (BYH)


From what I heard, it was hit by a luggage cart earlier this week at BHM. N973DL


Boy DL is pretty darn good at wrecking their MD-80s with ground equipment.

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3158
Views: 546749

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Nobody seems to be up in arms about other retro liveries. 5872011,5466105 Painting up a Flying Blue, a Battleship Gray, some of the meatball liveries would be fun. Those two liveries are from before the careers of any current employees. They are for fun, they don't represent a different time that e...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183343

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

How does a temporary furlough differ from a short term leave? Isn't the employee not being payed in both cases? Voluntary leaves would be offered to the most senior employees first then down the line until they get enough folks. A regular furlough would be involuntarily laying off the most Jr emplo...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183343

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

[photoid][/photoid] You care to highlight the quote about parking dozens of Widebodies? Also furloughs are extremely expensive....unless guidance suggests this is a 2+ year cut then you won’t see any furloughs....atleast on the pilot side. It sounds like April and May will likely have the deepest c...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183343

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

United to cut international flights by 20 percent and domestic by 10 percent. They will also park dozens of widebodies. I imagine there will be furloughs coming very soon for some pilots and flight attendants https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/04/united-cutting-flights-in-april-amid-coronavirus-outbreak....

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183343

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

[photoid][/photoid] United to cut international flights by 20 percent and domestic by 10 percent. They will also park dozens of widebodies. I imagine there will be furloughs coming very soon for some pilots and flight attendants https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/04/united-cutting-flights-in-april-amid-co...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183343

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic feels like a slow-motion version of the 9/11 attacks. Instead of overnight collapsing air travel demand, air travel in this case will bleed for months with less and less people willing to travel. I would not be surprised to see all the US domestic airlines declare bankruptc...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183343

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic feels like a slow-motion version of the 9/11 attacks. Instead of overnight collapsing air travel demand, air travel in this case will bleed for months with less and less people willing to travel. I would not be surprised to see all the US domestic airlines declare bankruptc...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73693

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

If the FAA demands perfection they will never get it. It is too complicated. The fact that these pilots survived in the sim is a major plus and good for them. :checkmark: The " the FAA wants more training" story seems to imply that the FAA will not let the MAX fly again until no pilot nee...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service
Replies: 58
Views: 12708

Re: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service

Wacko55 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
Wacko55 wrote:
Wonder if the airlines are still planning on using widebody aircraft on domestic routes? Gonna be a lot of empty seats.


Where else would they go?


Parked on the ground.....


You got evidence to prove there are empty seats?

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73693

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

I am quite sure that nearly all readers of the grounding threads are fully aware of the way it was "beaten to death" that the accidents were to blame on third world/non USA pilots and that the accidents would never happen in the USA due to the extremely well trained pilots. You may want t...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73693

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

We were repeatedly told here that the MAX crashes happened because the crews were poorly trained and lacked experience, and that pilots with 200 hours had no right to be in the cockpit and that US pilots with their min 1,500 hours experience wouldn't have crashed. I'm not sure that's what you were ...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73693

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

I typically don’t comment on this thread because most of the info is uninformed enthusiast banter. With that said Unreliable Airspeed is the most difficult procedure for pilots. Aircraft fly in 3 dimensions and when you are in the clouds or at night with no horizon it is impossible to get your mind ...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183343

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I dont know if this is the right place to post this, but would there be a chance that my JFK to PWM flight at the end of March will be affected by this virus? I know it's a month away, but my friend is really looking forward to seeing me and I'm gonna be really pissed if Delta cancels the flight. R...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16191

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Denver to Honolulu is 5,415 kilometers / 2,924 nautical miles. MAX-8 has a still air range of 6,570 km / 3,550 nautical miles. Does anyone think this route is a possibility? I assume that the fleet will be growing by the end of the year, one way or another. Not with 5,431ft elevation 35+ degrees' t...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16191

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Denver to Honolulu is 5,415 kilometers / 2,924 nautical miles. MAX-8 has a still air range of 6,570 km / 3,550 nautical miles. Does anyone think this route is a possibility? How are they going to manage all this growth with their current limited fleet? I assume that the fleet will be growing by the...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 478 GIG-JFK diversion to SJU
Replies: 14
Views: 4528

Re: DL 478 GIG-JFK diversion to SJU

[twoid][/twoid] Good afternoon I’m onboard DL478, just diverted to SJU. Descent was fairly quick, less than 12 minutes. Crew claims that toilets are not working but from what I noticed only one was inop. Crew has not announced if we’re disembarking in SJU. Anyone has an ideia of what is going? I don...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Unusual Landing at ORD
Replies: 14
Views: 5597

Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

I’ve lived outside ORD for over 3yrs now and fly into the airport weekly. Tonight, for the first time ever, I saw multiple airplanes fly north over the Loop, up to Winnetka, conduct a left turn, and land on what appears to be runway 22R. I’ve never seen airplanes land in this direction before. AA22...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 3678, EWR-SAT, divert to IND on 2/19
Replies: 17
Views: 2229

Re: UA 3678, EWR-SAT, divert to IND on 2/19

airboss787 wrote:
Maybe winds? 4 hours on an E170 is probably pushing it in terms of range. Seems like overkill. Does this route not have enough demand to warrant mainline service?


It probably could support mainline.......but is out of Domestic aircraft until the MAX is back in the air.

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by CriticalPoint
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19453

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

"Admire the skill" ... landing an airplane in a crab. Honestly, it's not very hard to land an airplane while its still angled into the wind. I always LOL every time I see these posts. The real skill is by pilots landing a plane that CANNOT be landed/side loaded in a crab! You land in a cr...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts
Replies: 94
Views: 14803

Re: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts

This begins quite a few DEN reductions below over Summer. Interesting... This is certainly contrary to the recent dialog. Unless it's driven by upgauging it's quite a change of plan (or what many people thought was the plan). United is out the MAX too I wouldn’t put to much thought into it. A lot o...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211688

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I wonder if some of these aircraft could be leased to American and other airlines that are affected by the problems with the MAX. It seems crazy that flights are being cancelled in one part of the world due to a lack of aircraft, whilst thousands of aircraft are sitting idle in Asia. It would take ...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3158
Views: 546749

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

LGeneReese wrote:
One thing that is very helpful here is that UA does have MAX sim on property.... Definitely correct me if I’m in error on this...


They have one up and running ready to train. There will be two more by mid summer. With 3 sims they should be able to get the pilots trained very quickly.

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211688

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

As of 12 Feb 20 there were 1215 aircraft grounded in China by Chinese Airlines https://twitter.com/chaviation/status/1227868720929935360?s=20 I wonder if some of these aircraft could be leased to American and other airlines that are affected by the problems with the MAX. It seems crazy that flights...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Unveils Special A321 Livery With All 90,000 Employee Names On It
Replies: 49
Views: 12486

Re: Delta Unveils Special A321 Livery With All 90,000 Employee Names On It

People like me in 2007 had a value built up to $507000 taken away and given $ 80000 in a 401 to rebuild. I will do great but 1/2 of the value calculated by Delta when I was hired. So ALL of my PS goes into 401/Roth and some type of retirement to rebuild what the airline took. Putting it all in your...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56456

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

We are being told direct flight LHR-SYD is very attractive. Actually we are being told LHR-SYD direct flights are only viable if passengers, airplane manufacturers and airline employees make financial concessions. Whether or not that is accurate is up for debate. Gives a bit more detail on the econ...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139002

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/new codeshare with AS and LHR and India

I agree it CAN be done without a base but 1 cancelled round trip due to a sick crew member will wipe out any cost saving you have by NOT opening a base. Also if every single day a crew 4 pilots start a 7 day trip that requires a BIG staffing plus up. 38-42 hour trip would mean all four of those pil...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139002

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/new codeshare with AS and LHR and India

I'm not denying that FRMS plays a role here but whatever setup AA has is different than the UA one as the DFW-HKG crews only have 44ish hours of rest in HKG before returning to DFW and DFW-HKG is longer than SEA-BLR. I'd imagine what will happen is there will be two crews in SEA each day with the r...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139002

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/new codeshare with AS and LHR and India

I'm not denying that FRMS plays a role here but whatever setup AA has is different than the UA one as the DFW-HKG crews only have 44ish hours of rest in HKG before returning to DFW and DFW-HKG is longer than SEA-BLR. I'd imagine what will happen is there will be two crews in SEA each day with the r...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139002

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/new codeshare with AS and LHR and India

For two international flights a day it is not cost effective to open a base and staff it with a chief pilot, etc. So you have done the cost be if it’s analysis already? Have you? I gave you clear cut examples just like when US flew BOS-FRA with the 767 we didn’t have a 767 crew base their either. B...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139002

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/new codeshare with AS and LHR and India

For one 787 and one 777 flight they won’t open a crew base. AA flew an A330 from ORD-DUB for a summer they didn’t open a crew base for it, they have crews overnight. Just like there is no widebody crew base in PHX and AA flies 333s to HI at times from there and flies a 777 to LHR daily with no crew...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139002

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/new codeshare with AS and LHR and India

There is no requirement that requires the crews to be based in that city AFAIK; only that they have the minimum rest. Its not as if the crews are going to operate DFW-SEA-BLR in the same day. AA might have a different deal worth the FAA but I’m sure it’s very similar. Any flying that requires a dut...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139002

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/new codeshare with AS and LHR and India

With AA not having 777 crew and pilots at either LHR nor RDU it is inefficient compared to normal routings and can lead to potential problems should there be maintenance issues/delays etc. Having crew timing out at a hub is more likely able to be resolved better than it happening away from home. BA...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139002

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/new codeshare with AS and LHR and India

There will have to be ATLEAST a 787 pilot base in SEA. Or a TDY base at a minimum. The rest requirements for ULR flying require it. It’s the same reason UA has A 787 base in IAH for only a SYD flight. There is no requirement that requires the crews to be based in that city AFAIK; only that they hav...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139002

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/new codeshare with AS and LHR and India

do a W pattern like AA does which is inefficient. There is nothing about a W pattern that is inefficient; in fact it actually allows better timings for many of the routes ex-LHR by allowing equipment to cross-over and match with the departure time that is best for that market. With AA not having 77...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3158
Views: 546749

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Anyone know what the plan is for A320s 430 and 431? Are they already being parted out? We’re they sold? We’re they lease return? Are they awaiting an HMV slot?

I’m just surprised they parked 96’ frames before the 93’ frames. Especially with the MAX being down headed into the summer.

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9755

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

For those interested, here is an example of the RNAV visual 1R. Took some googling but lucky to find it. https://i.imgur.com/mj0RD0m.png Fascinating. How is there no missed approach procedure? Also, what is that 14 degree track to the left of SQIRL intersection? There is no published Missed Approac...

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by CriticalPoint
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3158
Views: 546749

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

VS11 wrote:
Apologies if this has been mentioned already but is UA planning on deploying the 787-10 on the EWR-LHR route? I see the -10 going to DUB, CDG, FRA, BRU and curious if London is in the cards too. Thanks.


Probably not they are running the premium heavy 767-300s to LHR.

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by CriticalPoint
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9755

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

Agreed! I would love to fly that approach with a 787!! I also love the expressway visual the river visual and the kenarsy. A United 789 made the 01 Visual approach while I was there today and we were all in awe. It was so graceful!!! Wingflex was stunning! A little later an Eva Air 773 made the app...

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by CriticalPoint
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9755

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

Do the controllers or pilots typically have much of an opinion about landings on 1R? Since it reduces arrivals to 30/hr I’m sure controllers prefer 28 L/R From an ATC point of view, it is the option of last resort as it screws everything up so bad from a AAR and Departures point of view as they sti...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9755

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

There probably isn't an RNAV for 1R at all (Don't see on on airnav). They'd be on an approach to 28L and be cleared to circle to land on 1R. There is one it’s the same as the 28R RNAV except at ARCHE you hang a left. I can't find a chart for this runway anywhere. Just looked again and it’s a United...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9755

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

Always exciting when SFO operates the circle-to-land 1R approaches. Does anyone have a copy of the RNAV Visual 1R approach? There probably isn't an RNAV for 1R at all (Don't see on on airnav). They'd be on an approach to 28L and be cleared to circle to land on 1R. There is one it’s the same as the ...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1668
Views: 316877

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Noshow wrote:
Why is Boeing so shy about 777X pictures?


It’s a 777 with a 787 flight deck. What would you like to see?

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR
Replies: 36
Views: 12994

Re: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR

Wonder how they got the tail strike as the 787 has a tail strike inhibit function that is designed into the flight control system? Wind gusts can strike the tail along with a poor rotation. We use F20 and an increased rotation speed in order to help prevent a tail strike in strong gusty winds. Ther...

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