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by N757ST
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 32
Views: 4510

Re: A321LR question

The extra people in the same “fuse” is due to the removal of the L2R2 doors which required excess pitch in that row for evac purposes... same with the L3 R3 door which is now a plug. As for the MLG, it obviously can handle more weight because the LR allowed for yet another MGTW increase over previou...

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by N757ST
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue Cabin Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3514

Re: JetBlue Cabin Questions

varsity wrote:
I am making my first (B6) A321 trip this spring and looking forward to it. Glad to hear the seat "feels" like more room even in a smaller footprint. Do you recall if there were power and/or USB in the coach seat?


Every a321 has in seat power. The a320s will get it with the new interior.

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by N757ST
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 13224

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

Obviously not a lot of pilots on this thread. The most antiquated part of the 737-XXX is..... The overhead panel. Its a 1960's epic fail. Ask a pilots which is better to fly... the bus or the 73... most that have flown both leans towards the bus for the room, the overhead panel, and greater automat...

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by N757ST
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 13224

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

Agreed, the overhead is probably the biggest relic. Wrt track up, I think that's a customer option. EICAS - it is my hope that Boeing transitions to this in later MAX models. We are already seeing EICAS-esque alerts showing up on the MFD's. As the NG's progressed, there were a number of improvement...

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by N757ST
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 13224

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

Obviously not a lot of pilots on this thread. The most antiquated part of the 737-XXX is..... The overhead panel. Its a 1960's epic fail. Ask a pilots which is better to fly... the bus or the 73... most that have flown both leans towards the bus for the room, the overhead panel, and greater automati...

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by N757ST
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports
Replies: 29
Views: 6787

Re: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports

SXM is running albeit out of a temporary terminal the last time I was there. I'm not sure of the status of if and when the main terminal will be up and running. Hotel capacity is increasing but some hotels like the Sonesta don't plan to be back up until after the summer. I personally haven't stayed ...

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by N757ST
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America (A320 FLEET)
Replies: 26
Views: 4331

Re: Virgin America (A320 FLEET)

If the price and delivery schedule were aggressive enough, I could easily see this as well. AAG has been pretty impressed with the A321NEO for the most part. Hitched a ride on 925VA last week (321N), one of the best planes I've flown on in recent years. I can see why the neos are starting to prove ...

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by N757ST
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tom Brady
Replies: 24
Views: 1326

Re: Tom Brady

Wow what a game. Gronk will be there for the super bowl... classic Brady to win the game. My family went nuts... that said we are hard core pats fans living in Ct.

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by N757ST
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 109
Views: 8173

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

As in Boston has the edge in this competition. Though cost of living ain’t cheap.

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by N757ST
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 109
Views: 8173

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

So what is the big draw in having AMZNHQ2? Traffic? I now live with 2 and another one hiring for the 3rd facility close to the DFW Airport. It really sucks. Back to back truck traffic 24/7. Many bought their homes here for the schools and still continue to do so. Also at many nice homes people now ...

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by N757ST
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14795

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Also late arriving crew was probably because the inbound flight they were working on was late to arrive (aka, also delayed), not because "they started their day at home in LA". If you decide to commute you have a responsibly to be on work on time, living in the other side of the country i...

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by N757ST
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3547

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

727LOVER wrote:
I'm confused....is it only for CREWMEMBERS?.....not every employee?


WOW...this had to be moved to non-av? :oops:


Employees at Jetblue are called “crew members”. So yes, every employee gets the bonus.

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by N757ST
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?
Replies: 38
Views: 8293

Re: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?

Scrapped. They are all 737 classic series aircraft. Southwest removed them all for service when they received their first 737 MAX. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I expect that some will be sold, especially the 600 series (i.e., N650SW, which is currently parked at TUS but for onward sale to Nig...

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by N757ST
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP
Replies: 15
Views: 2109

Re: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP

Actually they do if they have a reroute and will exceed their CCO time mandated by the FAA, we have had to stop flights after weather reroutes and/or stronger headwinds if the pilots were going to exceed their mandated time. Even if rerouted there’s no diversion protocol. Only if the reroute was pr...

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by N757ST
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP
Replies: 15
Views: 2109

Re: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP

Pilots can't "time out" in flight, only prior to taking off. Theoretically, they could be picking up fresh crew for another flight, but it's most likely a run-of-the-mill technical or medical diversion. This. Crews don't time out in flight. Actually they do if they have a reroute and will...

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by N757ST
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP
Replies: 15
Views: 2109

Re: Delta 2488 diverting to MSP

Seems like they'd want to set it down earlier if it was mechanical problems -- DTW would make sense if so... I wonder if the crew is timing out? Pilots can't "time out" in flight, only prior to taking off. Theoretically, they could be picking up fresh crew for another flight, but it's mos...

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by N757ST
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue Fleet Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: jetBlue Fleet Quesitons

Hello All: Have a few questions with regards to future of B6's fleet, perhaps some people here might have the answers or insights.. 1.) When will the NEOs arrive? Will it be a 320/321 split? 2.) When will the 320 interior retrofits begin? 3.) With their 20th anniversary on the horizon, perhaps a ne...

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by N757ST
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot engagement in an Airbus
Replies: 23
Views: 3309

Re: Autopilot engagement in an Airbus

The a320 FCU is pretty intuitive once you use it a couple times. (In my case, about 7000 hours of using it) The three “dials” control speed altitude and heading. Pushing any of the dials allows for automated control of that function, as in speed will be managed by the FMGC (FMS), pushing the heading...

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by N757ST
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter and aircraft mid-air crash near Aylesbury in U.K.
Replies: 12
Views: 5404

Re: Helicopter and aircraft mid-air crash near Aylesbury in U.K.

Aesma wrote:
How long till everything in the air (including drones) has mandatory TCAS ?


Never. You don’t even need a transponder for light aircraft.... tcas is pretty useless without one of those.

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by N757ST
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CM 806 strange path today
Replies: 19
Views: 5045

Re: CM 806 strange path today

Only a guess, a mis-programmed FMS and really bad situational awareness.

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by N757ST
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 8249

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

SXM to LAX would not just be range limited, but runway limited as well.

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by N757ST
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?
Replies: 64
Views: 2688

Re: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?

But that’s how it is now. There is a cutoff somewhere and one dollar extra will put you in the next bracket. Not really a huge deal for the income tax because only that last dollar would be taxed at the higher rate. Where that last dollar can hurt is if it pushes you into a bracket that increases c...

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by N757ST
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Southwest red-eye flights?
Replies: 33
Views: 7995

Re: Any Southwest red-eye flights?

Plus, I'd suspect KDAL is not the only airport which has curfew restrictions (LGA, SNA come to mind off the top of my head; I'd suspect MDW is in the same boat considering how close it is to a residential neighborhood) which preclude WN red-eye flights. MDW doesn't have a curfew. WN red-eye flights...

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by N757ST
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?
Replies: 64
Views: 10104

Re: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?

hardly a fair comparison. Again, let me reiterate for the folks that lack common sense. Delta is a world wide carrier that flies to many, many different continents and that has many planes and many moving parts. B6 is a domestic carrier that lacks all of that. Today, over 20% of B6's schedule has o...

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by N757ST
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 3Q17 $624M Net Profit
Replies: 39
Views: 9565

Re: AAL 3Q17 $624M Net Profit

Ouch. 225 million in interest expense this quarter alone. 33 billion in long term liabilities.

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by N757ST
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 12889

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

I remember the days when if the airline posted a profit the stock would go through the roof. Now if you post a 17% margin versus last years 18% the investors want to burn the witch.

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by N757ST
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 3938

Re: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?

The A330 will quite happily perform a CATIIIB autoland, at MTOW, on a single engine. Close, provided that the runway is approved for automatic landing, the flight crew can decide to perform an autoland up to 229 t. With all due respect, ThrottleHold is making little sense with the pre-simulator the...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11970

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

Profits like that could lead to new entrants in the market. 16% operating margin is high and I doubt airlines will be able to sustain that margin. Capacity constraints at major city airports, high cost of capital for entry, multi year back logs for available equipment and an acute shortage of emplo...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 63
Views: 6610

Re: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief

Also Bob, if you believe lower wages will suddenly lead to lower airfare, think again. The airlines are the most profitable in their history in spite of the current pilot wages. By lowering wages you generate less pilots entering the workforce, which means less flights, higher airfares, but much hig...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 63
Views: 6610

Re: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief

It is at least logical that airlines should pay for the training of their new pilots. This could be done through a national air academy program, jointly funded by all airlines (and perhaps also by a military ROTC type program). You and the OP sound like Franco/Deutsch/Sino communists. Why does the ...

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by N757ST
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?
Replies: 10
Views: 1983

Re: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?

It’s also fairly runway limited. Not to the point where it can’t be done, but it’s harder.

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by N757ST
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relief Flights to/from SJU
Replies: 13
Views: 2468

Re: Relief Flights to/from SJU

I was there recently. I wouldn't be surprised if they increase arrival rates soon. The SJU radar is back online, as are both ILS approaches. Approach, tower, etc are all back up, but approach seems limited. San Juan center is operating west of San Juan, it seemed they were still having some issues w...

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by N757ST
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 15488

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

In my airline a peanut allergy forces the flight attendants to not serve peanut products a couple rows in front and back of the passengers... not the whole plane. A 737 is large enough that if the animals were on the opposite ends of the plane, both can be accommodated. If your allergy is so severe ...

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by N757ST
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS pilot taken with high alcohol level - must meet in court
Replies: 20
Views: 4231

Re: SAS pilot taken with high alcohol level - must meet in court

According to the accusation, the pilot was about to fly an SAS flight on an international route this spring but was stopped before reaching so far. The police had random control and measured the promille to 0.64. The promille limit for flying is 0.2. 0.2?? Is that Norwegian or SK limit? Everywhere ...

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by N757ST
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 10442

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

Hearing multiple reports that B6 FA's are looking to join a union, specifically the TWU. If they get their wish, I assume the mechanics/ground crew will not be far behind. My concern comes with unions coming in and B6 as a company. While B6 is stable they are not rolling in the dough. All these uni...

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by N757ST
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20949

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

And actually... the 250 below 10 once they were (12 miles? Our SOP doesn't all ow it, so I forget) off shore you can do whatever speed you want. Doesn't necessarily gain you anything except for a lot more damage if you hit a sea bird.

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by N757ST
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20949

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

There are so many questions about the operation of the flights I would ask: did they use auto land on 431 due to the weather, did both flights have free range in navigating while transversing the storm, or did they still have to clear every deviation and turn with ATC; did 302 take off using TOGA o...

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by N757ST
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20949

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

A mechanic is not needed to sign the logbook off as this would only happen if the plane broke and the pilot wrote something up. And does DL even staff maintenance at SJU? Plenty of vendors and other airlines. SJU isnt an ETOPS flight, its an EOW. I don't know if DL has their own mechanics or not, b...

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by N757ST
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20949

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

And yes... it is an overnight.

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by N757ST
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20949

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

I didn't mean to say delta bashed. The lack of ability to edit on their board is bothersome.

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by N757ST
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20949

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Jumbo--- I think maybe people would take you a bit more seriously if you just toned it down a bit... or maybe a lot. I'm going to guess you work for delta in some capacity, but whatever. Moving on, as a pilot with years of experience, I don't think Delta did anything risky in taking off. I think the...

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by N757ST
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 9702

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

https://youtu.be/YnKwhaTCqaM
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jackieman27 wrote:
Any more updates from SXM?


Here's a video from what's left of the Sunset looking at what's left of the Sonesta. The Sonesta will be closed until at least the end of the year.

https://youtu.be/YnKwhaTCqaM

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by N757ST
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning
Replies: 40
Views: 12454

Re: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning

"I'm not sure what you are all twisted up about. Pilots don't just "find" MX problems to cancel a flight." Yes, they do. And sometimes the reasons they come up with are much more farcical than a MX issue. Bottom line is that crews sometimes do whatever they can to get out of fly...

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by N757ST
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning
Replies: 40
Views: 12454

Re: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning

I can almost guarantee you the actual announcement was something like "sorry folks, were delayed due to severe weather including possible tornados at destination, yards yada yada".... "sorry we are frustrated to and might find out". Then a game of telephone ensued in the cabin wh...

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner
Replies: 11
Views: 1628

Re: It's now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner

As in he didn't pay the 100+ million needed to build a runway stressed for large or even medium sized aircraft.

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner
Replies: 11
Views: 1628

Re: It's now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner

Sounds like not the smartest builder. I highly, highly doubt his 9000 foot runway was built for aircraft that could need or even use that length.

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner
Replies: 11
Views: 1628

Re: It's now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner

Just looks like a private strip... hundreds of them in the USA. Jumbolair is a whole different animal. Most strips are 1000-2500 feet, many grass. Jumbolair is MUCH bigger.

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?
Replies: 25
Views: 2743

Re: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?

Yep, they do all the time. Jetblue operates exclusively in the SFO international terminal.

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by N757ST
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More range for A321LR?
Replies: 66
Views: 20127

Re: More range for A321LR?

I wonder if there is a plan soon to go to a double bogie main gear. With the current a321 weight they are approaching and exceeding in some airports the concrete weight limitations. I want to say some airports like BDL have around a ~190,000lb limit single bogie gear.

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?
Replies: 68
Views: 22813

Re: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?

Extremely high costs for C and D checks, and engine mx costs.

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