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by musman9853
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370013

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

You know Boeing had a very low key rollout of the 777X in light of the MAX debacle. I'm wondering if we'll see a repeat of that plan with 1st flight? Rollouts has lost it's luster after the 787 rollout fiasco. First flight is still a point of pride and should be shared with the world. bt they were ...

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by musman9853
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147341

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

I’m not kicking the 76 at all. I love the 76. Just stating why it can’t compete as a pax aircraft with 330. A new engine won’t do. It needs several billion in development costs put into it. Just not worth it. Like I’ve stated. As a freighter, I think a Genx 76 will be a good aircraft. Just don’t en...

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by musman9853
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22752

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

I think when it comes to C, they definitely are lazy because of their big (corporate) customer base in Germany and the nearby countries. At the same time these C customers just don’t really seem to have high expectations and are happy with the crap they are provided. LH J class is so mediocre, I wa...

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by musman9853
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22752

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

And this fro a '5 star airline' according to Skytrax. What a disappointing development to read on a rainy Wednesday night. I have to wonder, where do the full service carriers get off on the notion that a few dollars makes an ounce of difference. With LHs, and BAs for that matter, buying power, how...

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by musman9853
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress
Replies: 105
Views: 13465

Re: Situation @Schiphol

I hope nobody got harmed and that all the perpetrators are taken into custody. On an unrelated note - I looked at the CNN article and they referred to Amsterdam as "the capital city"" of the Netherlands. It's not. That would be the Hague. That's good news. Yeah, CNN is run by middle ...

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by musman9853
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11593

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

Not sure why anyone would go I-4 from SFB to Disney... SR 417 is much easier road to deal with and drops you off right by Disney i4 also goes right next to disney, although 417 probably is the better choice. 417 is so much better.. that's my road to work every day. From SFB, getting on 417 is about...

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by musman9853
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11593

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

Driving from MLB to Disney via US192 after a 9 hour flight, at dusk, and on the “other side of the road” SCREAMS tragedy... Oh? Probably safer than SFB to Disney on I-4, which is what they're doing now. Not sure why anyone would go I-4 from SFB to Disney... SR 417 is much easier road to deal with a...

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by musman9853
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11593

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

Has anyone bothered to actually map this? MLB to DisneyWorld is 75 miles, a little over an hour, or a grand total of twenty minutes more than from Sanford. Certainly different traffic conditions will result in different times, though it should be noted that from Sanford one must traverse through do...

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by musman9853
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11593

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

Everyone always says that, at the end of the day, the majority of people will just take whichever flight is cheapest. MCO is already over an hour from Disney resorts factoring in the traffic between the airport and the RCID. Adding another hour is crazy We can quite easily get from the parking lots...

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by musman9853
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11593

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

MCO is already over an hour from Disney resorts factoring in the traffic between the airport and the RCID. Adding another hour is crazy You must take a different route or rely on public transport. Driving from MCO to Lake Buena Vista takes around 20 minutes in normal traffic and Walt Disney World i...

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by musman9853
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11593

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

This isn't going to work out well for TUI. In most of the Disney forums I am on people are already saying they won't be flying with them from 2022. Everyone always says that, at the end of the day, the majority of people will just take whichever flight is cheapest. MCO is already over an hour from ...

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by musman9853
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11593

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

Forgive me because I don't know much about this stretch of FL coast but is this a popular area for British/Irish tourists? I know this airport also "serves" Orlando but it is 25 minutes further to Disney than SFB (but probably less traffic congestion). The only airport that realistically ...

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family
Replies: 100
Views: 17469

Re: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family

OP proposes a lot of design & build variations. That has design/tooling/certification costs. It also introduces assembly complexity, something with which they're struggling in Hamburg in spite of a basic 30-year old design. I'm not sure two new wing designs can be justified from a cost perspect...

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2019 results hit by A320neo delivery delays
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

Re: Airbus 2019 results hit by A320neo delivery delays

Hamburg is doing the most advanced and most automated production line. Eventually, it will be the most efficient and most flexibilible assembly line. Part of the issue is the new standard A321 is tough to manufacture. Software (automation) always takes time to debug. I just finished a full 12 month...

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by musman9853
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Shouldn't this be an easy task for boeing? Make an aircraft the size of B737-800 and B757-200. But combined them into a single family. And then let Embraer took over the 150 seat market with E195-E2. And voila, you got a winner. Boeing hasn't built a clean sheet airplane without running into years ...

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by musman9853
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Etheereal wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
BTW, how can anybody take you seriously with that username? You are clearly biased. :duck:


There are like 6 people that can be taken seriously in this forum. Everyone else is pretty much biased towards one of the two companies.


How long until we have comac fans start to join i wonder?

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by musman9853
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Why is this a surprise? Boeing has been trying to push the NMA for years. Years! And no one bought it. Now we're supposed to find this to be newsworthy? Not really. United and Delta were tripping over each other to be launch customer ........ except they didn't know what it was. Oh gee 2 airlines i...

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by musman9853
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?
Replies: 35
Views: 6574

Re: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?

It is weak because they've outsourced their entire international network to the lowest bidder. Meanwhile, United has rapidly grown to overtake Delta in the International arena and even AA which is otherwise in decline is starting to beat DL in the international scene which speaks volumes about how ...

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by musman9853
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151656

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

yeah before the max issue i thought nma was a surety. now, after spending tens of billions on the max, spending 15B on the nma makes less and less sense.

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by musman9853
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released
Replies: 231
Views: 45475

Re: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released

Wow. So many preventable things, from boeing, lion air, and the pilots, that was responsible for the death of hundreds. stop any one thing in the chain and we wouldnt be in this mess.

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by musman9853
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports Q3 Results
Replies: 47
Views: 12114

Re: AA Reports Q3 Results

https://viewfromthewing.com/seven-things-i-learned-from-the-american-airlines-third-quarter-earnings-call/?utm_source=BoardingArea&utm_medium=BoardingArea - Robert Isom confident they’ll attract partners in the South American region. - 5% planned growth for 2020, 1/3 of it comes from the return...

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing reports Q3 results - 787 production rate cut for 2 years, 77X to enter service early 2021
Replies: 63
Views: 14854

Re: Boeing reports Q3 results - 787 production rate cut for 2 years, 77X to enter service early 2021

A rate cut in the most popular widebody (B787) ever produced is total insanity. No it isn't. Some of us had previously argued that 14/month was unsustainable. The issue is twofold: 1 - Rapidly decreasing backlog (deliveries much higher than orders) 2 - The skyline for 787 deliveries is a problem, n...

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204606

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Realisticallly the 797 seem further away then before. The MoM/NMA business ase couldn't be closed during the last 5 years. That's not true. My understanding is that Boeing was ready to offer the 797 for sale this spring... and delayed due to the 737Max issue. That was discussed late last spring/ear...

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204606

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

My personal prediction is 797 authorized for offer 3-4 months after 737Max return to service. 797 Launch once sufficient orders are in place - and in less than a year (and possibly in 3-4 months after authorization to offer). Have a great day, I personally thought, before the max crisis, that nma w...

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by musman9853
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 14977

Re: Heads Start To Roll: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

What about the frontline engineers and technical teams who had a hand in signing off the final product? I hope those teams are being shown the door too. Agreed. I think a complete house cleaning is in order. Anyone that can be proven to have known about the safety issues yet still signed off should...

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by musman9853
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United or Delta order the 777-8?
Replies: 44
Views: 12044

Re: Should United or Delta order the 777-8?

JohnAudiR18 wrote:
(sarcasm) *GASP* Someone dared to suggest that Delta should buy something from Boeing, it's blasphemy, they'll buy turboprops before they buy new stuff from Boeing at the rate they're going

Tbf they did want to be launch customers for nma

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by musman9853
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 248
Views: 44712

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

I would see this 77W F program be ideal for Amazon given how they are more focused on ecommerce and how much air is inside these packages. Amazon Air so far has been focusing on the 767 in both -200 and -300 form, which makes sense as they only have one hub (CVG) so they do not have any "trunk...

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by musman9853
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 248
Views: 44712

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

Boy, how right was I. Told ya.... 777-300ER freighter conversion it's not a matter of "if" but "when". ...and here it is. Coming up next: 777-9 swing tail freighter. 747-8F is going bye-bye in 10 years tops. 10 years is probably overoptimistic tbh. probably closer to 5, and I wo...

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by musman9853
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan F-16's intercept Indian SpiceJet flying under military code
Replies: 5
Views: 1507

Re: Pakistan F-16's intercept Indian SpiceJet flying under military code

why would you give a civilian flight a military code? that's just asking to be shot down.

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 22192

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/MCO/status/1181242116070002688
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crownvic wrote:
Did any spotters catch the HiFly A380 here last week?


https://twitter.com/MCO/status/1181242116070002688

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - Vueling to codeshare
Replies: 12
Views: 3300

Re: AA - Vueling to codeshare

that would be nice. getting miles for lcc within europe is great. I think you are misunderstanding the application. It is meant to put the AA code on VY flights operating between the EU and then US and within EU because te legal framework is the EU-US Opel skies agreement. Currently there are no VY...

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures Raise Specter of Fake Evidence in 737 Max Crash Probe
Replies: 68
Views: 12231

Re: Pictures Raise Specter of Fake Evidence in 737 Max Crash Probe

So let me get this straight...A Lion Air employee allegedly may have given false evidence to investigators after their crash, and Ethiopian allegedly may have entered the maintenance logs of the accident aircraft after their crash? A couple winners there. One winner: Boeing Boeing can't really capi...

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - Vueling to codeshare
Replies: 12
Views: 3300

Re: AA - Vueling to codeshare

that would be nice. getting miles for lcc within europe is great.

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by musman9853
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 135977

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Bloomberg reports initial US-China trade deal announced Friday could pave way for $20bil in Boeing orders. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-12/trump-says-u-s-china-deal-may-spur-20-billion-in-boeing-sales correction: Blomberg reports that: Trump Says China Deal May Spur $20 Billion i...

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by musman9853
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 FSA as 737 replacement gaining ground.
Replies: 73
Views: 23064

Re: Boeing 797 FSA as 737 replacement gaining ground.

What would be the point of launching nsa when there's no new engine to mount on it? Ultrafan is currently a massive wb engine prototype. It would take some time to create a nb sized engine. And then there's the issue of being able to build enough carbon fuselages and wings for it.

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by musman9853
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 33723

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

highflier92660 wrote:
Eight hours crawling along at .78 Mach.



even if there's a clean sheet nsa what makes you think it won't also fly at mach 0.8?

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by musman9853
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147341

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Question: if this beastie sees the light of day, will the cargo operators who are currently ordering the 763F convert their orders to this new 767? Do the two different planes have two different niches, or will the newer plane cannibalize sales of the older model? Thanks! Bob the 763 replaces like ...

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by musman9853
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?
Replies: 99
Views: 21254

Re: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aicrafts?

Because it is a stupid gimmick that doesn't work as well as a traditional blind. Also, the push buttons disintegrate in less than a year and many passengers don't know how to use them. Spot on, they don't work, expensive, gimmick. A simple lightweight blind works far better. I personally love them....

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by musman9853
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147341

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

And now the most intriguing question is asked..... :old: ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-could-genx-powered-767-x-usurp-boeings-nma-461437/ Anyone with a subscription able to provide the gist of FG 's opinion :?: i still don't see this viable as NMA. NMA is also about devel...

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by musman9853
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 33723

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

Kikko19 wrote:
Never more than 3 hours in a 737 fuselage. Cannot shrink my shoulders. Maybe if they do it 2+3 I will change my mind


i mean what about a 757? or a 777? most airlines have very similar seat widths across the board.

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by musman9853
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147341

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

i find this difficult to believe regarding nma, simply because a big factor of nma is developing the system to build composite planes fast, eventually for nsa.

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot future plans following significant 787 cancelled order.
Replies: 19
Views: 8580

Re: Aeroflot future plans following significant 787 cancelled order.

ODwyerPW wrote:
I still think Mom will be a re-worked 787.... a second shot at a much better 787-3.... That will keep the line humming.


while quite off topic, we've known the rough specs of NMA for a long time. A short 2-3-2 Ovoid. 50k lbfs engines. 2 sizes, like 250/300 ish iirc

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 12906

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

Good for you, how many are in your position? Not many. Most prefer IFE. Including myself and I also have a nice phone. I use my phone for work on the plane and the IFE for entertainment. The whole BYOD has been movement in IT for over a decade with mixed results. And that is under a mostly controll...

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 12906

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

The newer WIFI streaming PTVs on DL's newer interiors (A220, 330-900, 767-400, 321NEO), they are designed for what you speak, future upgrades. They can literally go to a single seat and line replace a screen in minutes if it's defective. Likewise, as computer/display tech advances so quickly, updat...

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 12906

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

Good for you, how many are in your position? Not many. Most prefer IFE. Including myself and I also have a nice phone. I use my phone for work on the plane and the IFE for entertainment. The whole BYOD has been movement in IT for over a decade with mixed results. And that is under a mostly controll...

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 12906

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

Good for you, how many are in your position? Not many. Most prefer IFE. Including myself and I also have a nice phone. I use my phone for work on the plane and the IFE for entertainment. The whole BYOD has been movement in IT for over a decade with mixed results. And that is under a mostly controll...

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by musman9853
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 12906

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

Is DL's passenger demographic that much different than AA's? I find it bizarre that all of AA's data says people would rather watch movies on their 3 inch phones, while somehow DL's passengers strongly prefer built in IFE. Amazing to me that the US airline that's actually investing in it's product ...

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