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by musman9853
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 7541

Re: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

I was once questioned by a pair of Air Marshals. They were wondering why I did the same spoke to hub right bask to spoke flight as them. The airline ID was my answer. Had to go to hub headquarters for fingerprints for a new ID. They were real cool about it. I think the fact I told them not to bothe...

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by musman9853
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?
Replies: 42
Views: 7541

Re: Are Air Marshals needed in the US anymore?

I was once questioned by a pair of Air Marshals. They were wondering why I did the same spoke to hub right bask to spoke flight as them. The airline ID was my answer. Had to go to hub headquarters for fingerprints for a new ID. They were real cool about it. I think the fact I told them not to bothe...

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by musman9853
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 284
Views: 44850

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

The 77W hit a sweet spot in the market with no competition, a situation that is unlikely to ever happen again. It offered stellar range AND CASM that only the A380 could beat, but not by enough of a margin to justify the huge increase in capacity and cost. Until the 787 and A350 became available if...

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by musman9853
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 132417

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

crownvic wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
they're all finally gone thank the lord.


And you're a loser....If my post gets deleted, it was well worth it!


I'm sorry, I can't hear you over a JT8D 3 inches from my head

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by musman9853
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 186607

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

o7

you were a terrible bird but people like you for some reason. enjoy the desert

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by musman9853
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34305

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Funny you mention this because I have always wondered why there isn't a "Disney Dubai" with the world's largest Disney Princess Castle -- to be the central attraction. Dubai should offer, say, 500 acres of land with $1 M a year lease rental for the next 99 years.................... and mo...

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by musman9853
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34305

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

See what can be done to expand Dubailand. The region would benefit from a Disneyland, but Disney would have to be incentivised like never seen before. Due to the demand for alcohol, some would be in Dubai. Due to the need for money, most would be in Abu Dhabi. Disney world demand premium land, so h...

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by musman9853
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 7408

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

VSMUT wrote:
I for one won't be in a hurry to book tickets with them.



its a damn shame. i flew them tatl once and they were pretty good.

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by musman9853
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's
Replies: 94
Views: 20351

Re: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's

Considering how many LCCs operate 788s, I wonder why the a338 isn't as popular with them? The 787-8 is much lighter than the A330-800 per square metre of cabin area. 787-8 is 119t at 232m2 = 1.95m2 per ton A330-800 129t 237m2 = 1.84m2 per ton 7.5% is a massive difference! Airport fees are based on ...

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by musman9853
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34305

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

To make World Central a low-cost airport, they'd have to think differently. The originally planned World Central looked as fancy as could be, which isn't good for a low-cost airport. All that money being wasted on fancy terminals could be better spent on lower airfares. Sure they can build a cheap ...

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by musman9853
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34305

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Local economy depends on oil.. at least until it runs out. That's a myth : the tiny emirate of Dubai does not produce oil. It may refine some, but the big oil player in the UAE is Abu Dhabi. Dubai is all about services, particularly finance & tourism. im not entirely familiar with the UAE's ope...

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by musman9853
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24417

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

wonder if a first nations member can sue AC for not using one of thier languages, considering those have been around in canada a lot longer than french has

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by musman9853
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 32630

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

That was my morning laugh. How is cleveland a major global city? Their major export is crippling depression. While I don't agree that Cleveland is a major international city, the end of your post is another reason why we need to get the pay-wall back. As for BA TATL, who knows after the CHS add. Ma...

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by musman9853
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 12883

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

It means fuel efficient and cost efficient stretched NB aircraft are what airlines are going to want in the near future. 797 will be a great aircraft no doubt, but don’t think it’s going to blindside Airbus or the A320 family. Saying the 321 is a dead bird flying because of a hypothetical aircraft ...

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by musman9853
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 12883

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

Could this mean orders for the 797? The MAX-10? I think we should dismiss the 797, as a small airline is unlikely to be thinking about a wide-body which doesn't exist. Right now the seven narrow-body USA airlines do not fly routes longer than 2500 nm (Alaska Air from Anchorage to KOA on Big Island ...

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by musman9853
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 32630

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

gdg9 wrote:
greenair727 wrote:
^Simply put, all data and trends aside, Cleveland is a major global city.


That was my morning laugh.


How is cleveland a major global city? Their major export is crippling depression.

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by musman9853
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 32630

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

fingers crossed for lhr-mco, but i'm not holding my breath...

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by musman9853
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254273

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

I’m interested in how they schedule these flights as if they are doing it for crew fatigue analysis then it might be an indication as to the time of day they are planning to run the sunrise flights. Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk what slots do they have in LHR? that would limit them, no?

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by musman9853
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 132417

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

danipawa wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
god i can't wait for them to be scrapped


No, many of them are getting new lifes at south america and Africa.


As long as they're out of AA's fleet, I'm happy.

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by musman9853
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 132417

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

god i can't wait for them to be scrapped

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by musman9853
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's
Replies: 36
Views: 9112

Re: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's

so this is what, the 3rd carrier to get the a338? we're at like 15 frames now. that's honestly not too bad, considering a year ago it had nothing

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by musman9853
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254273

Re: Qantas plans to operate 3 Project Sunrise research flights by end of 2019 using 787-9

so probably only a few test runs, right? because no way you can make money off 40 pax

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by musman9853
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204591

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Yeah, tell all of the 757/767 pilots that you are replacing their planes with a cheaper pay rate A321 and see how well that goes. The pilots will not roll over on the widebody fleet count. You'll see the second burning of Atlanta if Delta tried that. Workers unions, pilots unions, all sorts of grou...

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by musman9853
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Trouble in the Future?
Replies: 82
Views: 20775

Re: 787 trouble in the future

It's inevitable that the 787 line will drop from rate 14. The only question is when. I would wager that it would be later next decade at the earliest, and maybe even later depending on pips/neo that will come online

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by musman9853
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 15469

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

I know everybody is entitled to their own opinion but I completely disagree. I hate watch videos on my phone and never do it on a plane. Typically I would have a laptop in front of me and movie playing on the screen if there is one. Otherwise, I'm on my phone doing email and texting etc while watch...

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by musman9853
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 15469

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

I don’t think you’ve ever had the chance to use an PTV newer than the ones from like 2007. The newest ones are HD and much bigger than 7” Nah, I have. They're still awful compared to the QHD OLED panel in my pocket. I know everybody is entitled to their own opinion but I completely disagree. I hate...

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by musman9853
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 15469

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

Ptvs are overrated since they suck so bad imo. A 7 inch 480p screen is not attractive when I have a 6.8in QHD screen in my pocket. I don’t think you’ve ever had the chance to use an PTV newer than the ones from like 2007. The newest ones are HD and much bigger than 7” Nah, I have. They're still awf...

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by musman9853
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 15469

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

Ptvs are overrated since they suck so bad imo. A 7 inch 480p screen is not attractive when I have a 6.8in QHD screen in my pocket. You clearly haven't been in an aircraft with PTVs since the early 00s. Maybe he\she flies exclusively AA? :D I do tend to fly aa, but I've also recently flown ua, dl, b...

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by musman9853
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 15469

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

Ptvs are overrated since they suck so bad imo. A 7 inch 480p screen is not attractive when I have a 6.8in QHD screen in my pocket. 480P 7" is hardly standard. Delta's A220s are getting 13" screens in F and 10.1" in coach - that's a lot more screen area than what's in your pocket. I h...

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by musman9853
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 15469

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

ikolkyo wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
Ptvs are overrated since they suck so bad imo. A 7 inch 480p screen is not attractive when I have a 6.8in QHD screen in my pocket.


You clearly haven't been in an aircraft with PTVs since the early 00s.


Flew on a Delta 737a couple of years ago. Was not impressed

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by musman9853
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 30797

Re: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service

My bet is we'll only see the 778 as a freighter then. Like 30 orders isn't enough to make imo

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by musman9853
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 15469

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

Ptvs are overrated since they suck so bad imo. A 7 inch 480p screen is not attractive when I have a 6.8in QHD screen in my pocket.

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by musman9853
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 154787

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

FYI Airbus sold more than 400 A350 in the period from 2013 to 2018 so please stop this nonsense that the type sold so poorly. SMH It hasn't sold poorly, but that's not great either. Its still pretty mediocre, the a35k more so. That's probably more a function of the 787 being so capable on the small...

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by musman9853
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?
Replies: 43
Views: 5380

Re: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?

Apologies for the double post, but as an addendum, the good news for supersonic transport fans is that it will happen and be commercialized as scale - eventually. It is inevitable - and here's why. Assuming the sonic boom issue can truly be fixed (it probably can be), the fundamental economic equat...

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by musman9853
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?
Replies: 43
Views: 5380

Re: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?

Apologies for the double post, but as an addendum, the good news for supersonic transport fans is that it will happen and be commercialized as scale - eventually. It is inevitable - and here's why. Assuming the sonic boom issue can truly be fixed (it probably can be), the fundamental economic equat...

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by musman9853
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 154787

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

If EK for some reason do not firm the 330 / 350 deal, they will owe Airbus and RR a lot of cash instead for the cancelled 380s. I expect it will be firmed at Dubai air show - maybe with some changes from the announced LoI. Maybe you're right...quite maddening the silence coming from all ME3 carrier...

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by musman9853
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 111064

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

I agree, the present livery looks like a second grade art class scribble. The AA on the tail was a classic and could be spotted in a crowd.I heard years back that airbus aircraft are not able to be polished as they use a different type of aluminum. Just what I heard. That livery is hideous, like a ...

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by musman9853
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 111064

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

OB1504 wrote:
Too bad it won’t be about an improvement in their domestic product.


American's hard product, both domestic and international, is perfectly fine.

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by musman9853
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 18014

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

“Superior”? You’d give up a seat that’s actually comfortable in exchange for a power outlet? Oh absolutely. I'm younger than the vast majority of people on this board (early 20s) and to me having a plug is well worth trading an inch of pitch. I’m also in my 20s and get around that by bringing a bat...

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by musman9853
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 369994

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

WIederling wrote:
Polot wrote:
.................last minute delay involving a bolt on exterior component built elsewhere. ................


as in "jet engine, 2 of " ? :-))))))


Yeah, a fairly minor part lol

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by musman9853
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 18014

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

There is not a single 320 in mods currently. All mods (including Oasisfying the LUS 321s) were put on hold due to the MAX OOS. But they will be modified with the superior oasis product eventually. “Superior”? You’d give up a seat that’s actually comfortable in exchange for a power outlet? Oh absolu...

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by musman9853
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 18014

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

But they will be modified with the superior oasis product eventually. The whole point of Oasis is to increase seat density, seeing as it isn't changing, the 320s aren't planning to be Oasifyed. As far as I know, there are currently no plans to add power to the LUS 320s (despite bridge saying otherw...

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by musman9853
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 18014

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

Every single AA narrowbody other than the MD-80s and E90s have Satellite WiFi. All of the 757s have in-seat power in First. The 320s are not seeing an Oasis mod, they are staying exactly as is; no plugs at all and still using the plush LUS seats. And I'm pretty sure there are a lot of people (mysel...

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by musman9853
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 18014

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

And how are they different than all the 20-ish year old A320's and 738's may I ask? :scratchchin: they're being oasified to a new interior with wifi and plugs. far superior to the product available on the 767s and 757s Every single AA narrowbody other than the MD-80s and E90s have Satellite WiFi. A...

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by musman9853
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 18014

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

1989worstyear wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
keeping the 757s around? Boooooooooo


And how are they different than all the 20-ish year old A320's and 738's may I ask? :scratchchin:


they're being oasified to a new interior with wifi and plugs. far superior to the product available on the 767s and 757s

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by musman9853
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 118074

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

They will downsize. The lowest yield passengers are obviously not profitable for AF. Obviously they will allocate 77Ws to maximize profit. This is a system wide downsizing. Even slot restricted airports have passengers who are not profitable to fly. This is a wise decision. I hope for future 779 sa...

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by musman9853
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 18014

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

keeping the 757s around? Boooooooooo

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by musman9853
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204591

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I think we won´t hear much till the MAX flies again, because the MAX problem could cause changes to the management team at Boeing and most importantly it might change the balance of power between the OEMs and Boeing. One idea for the MoM was to get more revenue from MRO and parts service for Boeing...

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