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by TTailedTiger
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 7130

Re: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe

There are plenty of people I disagree with ideologically but I wish them no harm nor would I say they deserved it if they were murdered. Like him or not, the guy obviously believed what he was promoting and knew the danger. He put his money where his mouth is. I give him a lot more credit than peopl...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 7130

Re: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe

However I do feel most sorry for the tribe and how is is trapped and will die. The tribe is completely isolated. While modern society wants to protect and respect it, because there is no room anymore for their way of life and their way of increasing their numbers, they will most assuredly disappear...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 7130

Re: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe

However I do feel most sorry for the tribe and how is is trapped and will die. The tribe is completely isolated. While modern society wants to protect and respect it, because there is no room anymore for their way of life and their way of increasing their numbers, they will most assuredly disappear...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 7130

Re: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe

It's like some of you are talking about animals and this guy should have known better than to go in their cage or sanctuary. Yes he should have known better and kept out. But these are humans we are talking about and they have refused to to join the rest of the world and act civilized. Killing someo...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 7130

Re: American tourist killed by Isolated tribe

John Chau was an idiot. First to go to the island and bring himself and these people in danger, second to bring Christianity. He was lucky he wasn't killed instantly and hopefully these people are fine. Clearly, these people want to be left alone, so leave them. Why would the Indian government risk...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 7130

Re: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe

The guy was certainly a moron for going into the territory but I can't condone murder like some here appear to be doing.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

But lets face it you have to wonder what United saw in increasing their 35 strong A 359-1000 order to 45 A359 900 and 1000's. There must be some virtue to the Airbus wide bodies, whether just to keep Boeing honest or because this frame has a compelling case for replacing their large 772 fleet. I wa...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Delta's fleet is dependent on low fuel prices. A 787 and 797 are going to have the edge over a rewarmed A330 and 321 respectively. United and AA are in a much better position to weather the storm.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 5479

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

When I visit another country I don't expect the people there to cater to my needs. I make sure I am prepared and don't look like an arrogant American. The same should hold true for people visiting the US.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct pies for Thanksgiving dinner are...
Replies: 27
Views: 1598

Re: The correct pies for Thanksgiving dinner are...

Pretty much any pie as long as mincemeat or coconut isn't involved.

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

A DL order in itself (given DL's track record) is a boon to the A220 and A330neo programs. This creates value for Airbus. We should not forget that. Might lead to friendly pricing. Delta had better hope Airbus stays friendly with them. Boeing isn't going to be Delta's side chick if the love runs ou...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

A DL order in itself (given DL's track record) is a boon to the A220 and A330neo programs. This creates value for Airbus. We should not forget that. Might lead to friendly pricing. Delta had better hope Airbus stays friendly with them. Boeing isn't going to be Delta's side chick if the love runs ou...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Delta has 2 additional 359's arriving in 2019 and the final 2 of the current tranche arriving in 2020, which will bring the fleet to 15. That seems like a reasonable replacement for the 747 fleet which let's face it was already down to only maybe 7 active frames by June 2017 and it seems like most ...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

For those who think there is no trolling between DL and Boeing as a result of the Boeing unsuccessfully trying to block the CS100 sale to Delta, I have for you the first announced flights to/from SEA using DL's CS100/A220. Just look at the flight number they chose..... DL717 SEA0740 – 0959SJC CS1 D...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

When you run a business you do not buy "the best," you buy the right tools for each job. Buying the 787 to fly it DTW-AMS is like buying a Bugatti to go 75 MPH. Not necessary. The A330neo is perfect for that job, and tens of millions of dollars cheaper than 787. Again... because the 787 b...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Several points: 1 Delta cherry picks the globe. All companies seek out areas where money can be made and avoid areas where it can't, unless there is some strategic advantage. Normally those are limited cases. 2. What time frame are you talking about? The 1011s were gone 7-8 years prior to the merge...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

I'm not sure I would say that Delta can "hold all OEMs to the fire". Everyone has their breaking point. For example, didn't Airbus threaten to not do business with Ryanair?

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up
Replies: 47
Views: 13445

Re: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up

There's nothing wrong with the MD-80 if it is properly maintained. Those new Airbus will be the same story. The problem is Allegiant, not the MD-80

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

As someone who has worked closely with Delta as a supplier for more than a decade I can tell you that this order change is probably the work of Airbus to fill in significant weaknesses in the A330 production line. I’m sure Delta readily agreed in exchange for lower A330neo price (theirs was already...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Delta's wide body needs are covered for the next 7-8 years. The upcoming A330-900NEO can replace the oldest 763ER. The latest A350 terms gives Delta the option to replace the 772ER in 2025-2026, or perhaps convert to more A330-900NEO to replace more 767s. DL CEO has publicly stated they want to be ...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

So not an outright cancellation of the A359s, but effectively one. It shows little desire to take those deliveries, only maybe later if DL changes their mind. I think this very much plays in the JV dynamic. DL will continue to push traffic over the JV hubs in ICN, AMS, CDG, and I'm sure hopefully P...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds DTW-BZM
Replies: 19
Views: 2015

Re: Delta adds DTW-BZM

evank516 wrote:
Ooof, 1,400 miles on an E175...ouch. I mean it's something. If it does well I wouldn't be surprised to see this go up to an A319.


The E175 is more comfortable than any mainline aircraft. I'd take it across the ocean if it had the range.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

I really don’t get this whole a vs b. As a 90k a year traveler on delta I’m thrilled they will have more airbus narrow bodies than 737s. I don’t fly international much but the 787 is way too narrow as commonly configured. So I’m also happy about the a330. I just flew one domestically in first and a...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

No. As has been mentioned multiple times in this thread and in others, Boeing would be absolutely stupid to freeze out the world's second largest airline. That's just not good business. Boeing will fight for every single DL potential DL order. Like any corporation, Boeing owes its shareholders a fi...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

I'm pretty sure Boeing wrote off Delta when they tried to put the squeeze on Bombardier in court. No. As has been mentioned multiple times in this thread and in others, Boeing would be absolutely stupid to freeze out the world's second largest airline. That's just not good business. Boeing will fig...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

DL is a major customer of both OEMs, surprised Boeing didn't lowball the price on the 787 like they supposedly did with HA, if that was the reason I don't think Boeing is trying very hard. After losing 4/5 orders in the past decade, Richard Anderson making false claims about the 777 resale value (A...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

If Delta really wants to go for a smaller widebody in the next few years, I think they should order the 797. Define next few years, 797 not likely to EIS before 2025 at earliest (if you believe Boeing and maybe 2 years later if you believe other aviation pundits). You need something in any number s...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

DL is a major customer of both OEMs, surprised Boeing didn't lowball the price on the 787 like they supposedly did with HA, if that was the reason I don't think Boeing is trying very hard. After losing 4/5 orders in the past decade, Richard Anderson making false claims about the 777 resale value (A...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Perhaps Airbus can stretch the legs of the A350-1000 and Delta might take a few of them. At least they are finally getting their fleet rationalized. In about a decade it should be down to A350, A330ceo/neo, A321ceo/neo, and A220. Whether they keep the 739 around is a wild card. If they continue to ...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Perhaps Airbus can stretch the legs of the A350-1000 and Delta might take a few of them. At least they are finally getting their fleet rationalized. In about a decade it should be down to A350, A330ceo/neo, A321ceo/neo, and A220. Whether they keep the 739 around is a wild card. If they continue to i...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?
Replies: 32
Views: 4285

Re: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?

UA857 wrote:
What aircraft did DL fly on SLC-NRT?


A330

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air transat with oneworld or skyteam ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2980

Re: Air transat with oneworld or skyteam ?

If they joined any alliance it would be Skyteam. That alliance has its share of questionable and downright appalling partners (Saudia). I'm surprised Korean Air hasn't pulled out as they are the only premium airline in the alliance.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Off-topic but does Delta have enough current narrowbody aircraft on order to replace the 738 and A320? The 738 isn't getting any cabin updates so I assume it's days are numbered. They have the A220, 100 A320neo and 100 A320neo options. The A220 and A321ceo will replace MD-88 and MD-90 so it seems th...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel
Replies: 145
Views: 21565

Re: The Future Of Hawai'ian Inter-Island Travel

Could some of AA's newer MD-80's end up in Hawaii? They are very robust and the engines can handle the multiple daily cycles.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

The more and more I think about it the more I see that the 787-8 could work for DL to replace some of the 767.. The other wild card is whether DL continues the strategy of Widebody aircraft on transcons... I really hope so but I could see some of the transcon flying going to a bird like the 797 whe...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

At least regarding fuel burn, you save money flying an A330-800 or -900 instead of an old 767-300ER in regards to fuel burn per trip. Perhaps a factor with rising fuel prices. Flying around a half empty plane won't work. Some A330 flights get downguaged to 767's in winter. If what you say is true t...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

I assume they will start with replacing their oldest wide bodies, PW engined 767-300 and 300ER and than start replacing old 767-300 with GE engines. I'm guessing there will be a hiring freeze or lots of pilot retirements. There's no way you can replace a 763ER with an A330 on a one for one basis. W...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Is Delta planning some kind of expansion or are these to replace the 772ER? I assume they will start with replacing their oldest wide bodies, PW engined 767-300 and 300ER and than start replacing old 767-300 with GE engines. I'm guessing there will be a hiring freeze or lots of pilot retirements. T...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65022

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Is Delta planning some kind of expansion or are these to replace the 772ER?

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?
Replies: 32
Views: 4285

Re: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?

Yeah if SLC see any Asia service it will have to be via a Skyteam partner since DL decided to pass on the 787. Delta's wide-bodies capable of that mission have way too much capacity.

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 10572

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

Did the A300/310 have back-driven auto-throttles?

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 24255

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Absolutely loved Diamond Sakha! They operated some Aeroflot sectors from Moscow that originated further east if I recall. Also — MEA, Swissair, Royal Jordanian, Austrian, Biman, Aeroflot are all A310 operators I fondly recall from classic Heathrow days. I don’t recall this personally but Emirates m...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 139
Views: 30246

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

This seems to be bargaining in bad faith by the mainline pilot unions. Just because the E175-E2 weighs more than the first generation it doesn't mean it will have more than 76 seats. What are you talking about? The pilots negotiated, and the airlines agreed to, a MTOW limit as well as a seat count ...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 139
Views: 30246

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

This seems to be bargaining in bad faith by the mainline pilot unions. Just because the E175-E2 weighs more than the first generation it doesn't mean it will have more than 76 seats.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Voters: Yes to new gun law
Replies: 17
Views: 2086

Re: Washington Voters: Yes to new gun law

I think we should start holding cops accountable for accidental/inappropriate shootings before we start going after civilians. Cops should be held to a higher standard than civilians.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 8416

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

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So sad. They are growing more and more dependent on AF/KLM to get their passengers to Europe and the Middle East.

https://youtu.be/XxQ4hBwp4Q4

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA to west coast
Replies: 45
Views: 6393

Re: LGA to west coast

No one should be entitled to LGA service. Either the demand is there or it isn't. If there is more demand to LAX, SFO, SEA from LGA than ROA, LIT, GRR then the airlines should be allowed to operate those flights.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA to west coast
Replies: 45
Views: 6393

Re: LGA to west coast

The perimeter rule is an artificial constraint. Airlines should be allowed to fly wherever they want to with their slots. JFK is well established and will not be hurt by opening up LGA.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MadDog rumor du jour:
Replies: 49
Views: 14168

Re: AA MadDog rumor du jour:

I hope they will do something nice for the retirement. Something like ORD-STL-DFW for the last flights. Hopefully Delta will do the same with something such as DFW-CVG-ATL since that's where their MD-88's spent most of their days.

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 219
Views: 28605

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

The 787-10 would be a great replacement for some of AA's 772's It work great out of ORD and MIA.

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