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by B747forever
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 189291

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Sad to see yet another carrier ceasing ops, though this one was the least surprising. Best of luck to all WW employees.

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by B747forever
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?
Replies: 29
Views: 16718

Re: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?

As long as the crew have time, getting into the cockpit while on the ground is not a problem. However, inflight cockpit visits are very rare nowadays, though it still happens from time to time. Flew SAS ARN-LAX last year and was in the cockpit for close to 30 minutes while we flew over Greenland on ...

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by B747forever
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem paying for LATAM flight
Replies: 10
Views: 4987

Re: Problem paying for LATAM flight

If their website doesn't workshop, then why don't you use Expedia or some other reliable OTA? I never use third parties to book flights...they’re fine when everything is working well but an absolute nightmare when things go wrong. Aren't you buying a simple one-way ticket? This. Don't see how a sin...

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by B747forever
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 14229

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Finnair is not as thin as you may think. Their Asian newtork is quite strong - especially Japan. They don´t fly for fun. Which European airline flies up to twice daily to Tokyo? and to Osaka? Nagoya? Fukuoka? and soon Sapporo? Or even up to 3 daily flights to Bangkok? And many other destinations in...

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by B747forever
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 2187

Re: How many countries have you visited?

44 countries North America USA (home) Canada South America Brazil Europe Sweden (former home) France Italy Germany Switzerland Spain Vatican Belgium UK Czech Republic Netherlands Denmark Iceland Malta Greece Estonia Norway Croatia Romania Lithuania Poland Latvia Gibraltar Portugal Macedonia Ukraine ...

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by B747forever
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 - Part 2 (Wow BWI-KEF-SXF)
Replies: 5
Views: 5672

Re: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 - Part 2 (Wow BWI-KEF-SXF)

Metronom wrote:
$99 was for one way. My particular return flight was slightly more expensive at $149.


The $149 is still a fantastic fare. Unfortunately, it seems that WOW is on the brink of going out of business, and those fares won't be along anymore :(

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF taking care of DL's international damaged baggage?
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: AF taking care of DL's international damaged baggage?

Would be helpful if you told us the whole itinerary. Did she connect from an AF flights to RSW?

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 17577

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

This is unsurprising. LAX-LFW-ADD was the dumbest decision ever, and I had stated that when the routing was first announced just 3 months ago. The funniest aspect of this "direct" routing was that connecting in FRA or IST when flying LAX-ADD was indeed SHORTER and QUICKER than flying &quo...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 - Part 2 (Wow BWI-KEF-SXF)
Replies: 5
Views: 5672

Re: Crossing the Atlantic for $100 - Part 2 (Wow BWI-KEF-SXF)

Thanks for the write up.

Was the $99 you paid for the whole trip or only one way? As long as you play by their rules and avoid all the extra fees, WOW offers great value. I few years ago I flew SFO-KEF-LAX for only $260!

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by B747forever
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 7635

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

Sikhs are a very peaceful group of people , what a joke I guarantee she thought they were Muslims. Seems like most bias towards Sikh people is because ignorant folks don't know they're not Muslims. I mean, come on, if you're going to hate a whole group of people, at least know who those people are ...

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by B747forever
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 15913

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

Re: Who is AN? in post 31: AN is Advanced Air, a new commuter to the industry that recently won the EAS service to Silver City, NM. They keep announcing plans to start other routes but then cancel them before they start. Advanced Air also flies the SurfAir routes in California. Then they operate th...

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by B747forever
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2019 - Off We Go!
Replies: 30
Views: 2487

Re: F1 2019 - Off We Go!

Don't worry, Liberty are planning on ruining F1 in 2021 with a cost cap just to hurt teams like Ferrari and Mercedes. If it tightens up the racing field, the new rules will not be as disastrous as some make it out to be. It stinks of playing to the teams that don't want to make the investment that ...

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 17577

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

*Bump* Ethiopian cancels its Lome - LAX route in February, shifting it to Houston IAH instead. http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4127682 --------------------------------------------------------------------- This is unsurprising. LAX-LFW-ADD was the dumbest decision ever, and I had stated that when t...

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?

What if I still travel through MUC, but without a checked bag? Maybe I'll be able to consolidate into a carry-on. Just a question, why are you so focussed on that United flight out of Munich? It's because I'm flying for work to Germany the week before and I'm kind of tied down into using that fligh...

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2019 - Off We Go!
Replies: 30
Views: 2487

Re: F1 2019 - Off We Go!

Also, what happened with Gasly? Maybe time to take back RIC ;) Team strategy error. They failed to appreciate how much the track improved in Q1, gambling the single stint GAS and VER did would be enough to carry them to Q2, saving a set of tires in the process. Alas, only VER was quick enough. The ...

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2019 - Off We Go!
Replies: 30
Views: 2487

Re: F1 2019 - Off We Go!

Finally the season is underway again! However, quite distressing to see Hamilton/Mercedes so strong. 0.7s is quite the gap. So much hype about Ferrari being strong this year amounted to nothing. Don't worry, Liberty are planning on ruining F1 in 2021 with a cost cap just to hurt teams like Ferrari ...

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 72
Views: 13577

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

Since the terminal layout can not be changed LAX has to find the best way to accommodate all the traffic, the train connection will help a little but not much. A lot of $ for little private auto traffic relief. Too bad LAX was not laid out like ATLANTA with the parallel concourses and a Subway betw...

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2019 - Off We Go!
Replies: 30
Views: 2487

Re: F1 2019 - Off We Go!

Also, what happened with Gasly? Maybe time to take back RIC ;)

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2019 - Off We Go!
Replies: 30
Views: 2487

Re: F1 2019 - Off We Go!

Finally the season is underway again! However, quite distressing to see Hamilton/Mercedes so strong. 0.7s is quite the gap. So much hype about Ferrari being strong this year amounted to nothing.

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 72
Views: 13577

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

Since the terminal layout can not be changed LAX has to find the best way to accommodate all the traffic, the train connection will help a little but not much. A lot of $ for little private auto traffic relief. Too bad LAX was not laid out like ATLANTA with the parallel concourses and a Subway betw...

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by B747forever
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?

What if I still travel through MUC, but without a checked bag? Maybe I'll be able to consolidate into a carry-on. I'm afraid it wouldn't make much difference. Just a question, why are you so focussed on that United flight out of Munich? There are plenty of other flights from everywhere in Europe to...

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by B747forever
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chances of Moving Seats?
Replies: 7
Views: 1186

Re: Chances of Moving Seats?

Is the AA PHX-LHR flight booked as a BA code share flight? In the past, even if in basic economy I have been able to choose my seats on AA operated flights as long as it is booked as a BA code share flight. No it's the new AAL flight operated on a 772 from AA instead of the BA 744 sadly. Sent from ...

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by B747forever
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 158
Views: 14021

Re: Christchurch Mosque Shooting

Arrested individual is a blonde Australian apparently. There may be other perpetrators. FB apparently took down the guman's video and denied him the sought after propaganda coup. Very sorry for my Kiwi friends and colleagues today. The video is still out there. One of the worst things I have ever s...

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by B747forever
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chances of Moving Seats?
Replies: 7
Views: 1186

Re: Chances of Moving Seats?

Is the AA PHX-LHR flight booked as a BA code share flight? In the past, even if in basic economy I have been able to choose my seats on AA operated flights as long as it is booked as a BA code share flight.

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa a380 vs SAS a340
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Lufthansa a380 vs SAS a340

debonair wrote:
george77300 wrote:
Lufthansa is certainly not worth the extra service/comfort wise.


Not true! On LH the booze is for free... Cheers! :champagne:


The OP wouldn't be able to drink booze worth $100 anyway. No point in paying extra to switch to the A380.

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?

I wouldn't leave only 2.5 hours between flights on separate tickets, especially not if you have checked in luggage. Remember that you will have to also change terminals at MUC as VY operates out of T1 and UA out of T2. Furthermore, UA check in closes 60 minutes before departure, so in reality you on...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 12114

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

Norwegian is using one of its 787s on DUB-SWF today and for the next few days at least. With their already precarious financial situation, this whole MAX grounding might be the tipping point. The economics on DUB-SWF with the 787 must be horrible. Not quite. They are combining the PVD and SWF fligh...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

No, they needed to review information. If someone crashes a new car, do you stop everyone who owns one from driving them? And don’t give me the yeah, but 300 people are dead routine. The order came from the FAA anyway. Trump is just flatulating. I dont get this comparison with other modes of transp...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I like how people are still unhappy with Boeing and the FAA even after they grounded the MAX... I guess some people can't be pleased Not all of us supported the grounding in the first place. In this day and age Boeing and airbus maybe need to structure their deliveres such that lion air can’t destr...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 42
Views: 4969

Re: A Hubbed LCC?

Galwayman wrote:
Omg what was I thinking ... way too much coffee... SAW = not in Europe :-(


See what you did, next time cut down on the coffee before posting ;)

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 21622

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

I would think the Hawaiian flying for AC to the islands will present far greater challenges. Passengers can be rerouted easier thru ACs present networks in the UK. No Rouge base in YVR... As of now they have consolidated several flights into fewer WB. Once in Hawaii it is easy to reach the final de...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Keep silent? Are you suggesting some sort of conspiracy? People just need to stop with this nonsense. Regulators don’t pick favorites. I worked around them my entire career. The FAA inspectors in all facets of aviation are some of the most hyper critical bastards I’ve ever run into. Yet they needed...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

If this was an Airbus not one country or airline would have acted the way they did in this case. If this was an Airbus, would the FAA have continued to keep silent the way they did? Keep silent? Are you suggesting some sort of conspiracy? People just need to stop with this nonsense. Regulators don’...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 21622

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

I would think the Hawaiian flying for AC to the islands will present far greater challenges. Passengers can be rerouted easier thru ACs present networks in the UK. No Rouge base in YVR... As of now they have consolidated several flights into fewer WB. Once in Hawaii it is easy to reach the final de...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 12114

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

JBLUA320 wrote:
Norwegian is using one of its 787s on DUB-SWF today and for the next few days at least.


With their already precarious financial situation, this whole MAX grounding might be the tipping point. The economics on DUB-SWF with the 787 must be horrible.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA ... /KPHX/KPDX


Flightaware sometimes show the wrong type.

According to flightradar24 the flight was operated by N8523W, a regular 737-800W.
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dc10lover wrote:
Was this airborne DURING the grounding?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA ... /KPHX/KPDX


Flightaware sometimes show the wrong type.

According to flightradar24 the flight was operated by N8523W, a regular 737-800W.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Only one WN 737 MAX 8 in the air at the moment according to FR24, WN2569, OAK-EWR, flying over Pennsylvania. Seems that it will be the last commercial flight on the MAX worldwide. AC7056, LAX-YUL, just took off minutes ago, but it may not have passengers given the high flight number. Ferry flight b...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

dampfnudel wrote:
Only one WN 737 MAX 8 in the air at the moment according to FR24, WN2569, OAK-EWR, flying over Pennsylvania.


Seems that it will be the last commercial flight on the MAX worldwide.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Kinetic wrote:
As far as I'm aware, Boeing could sue worldwide regulators, in case it's proven the two accidents in question aren't to be caused nor prevented by Boeing, btw.


Well that would be a great way to keep your customers, right? Seems some Boeing fans have forgotten the whole C-series debacle.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Disappointed in them and the statement they made. They’re still claiming confidence in the safety of the MAX 8, and only did this because they were forced to. If they truly cared about the safety of their customers, they would have voluntarily grounded it. Some of their responses to customers the p...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

WN has released a statement: https://twitter.com/SouthwestAir/status/1105922734624829441 So according to their statement, "the safety of our customers and employees is our uncompromising priority" why didn't Southwest ground the MAX before now, when they really don't have any choice, but ...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It is almost beyond belief that Boeing and FAA allowed US passengers to take to the air in MAX aircraft for around 24 hours after the rest of the world agreed it was a risk not worth taking. Not really it was caving to knee jerk pressure. If this was an Airbus not one country or airline would have ...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

747megatop wrote:
United787 wrote:
Any guess as to how long this grounding will last?

As long as it takes to fix all issues and prove to regulators beyond doubt that it is 100% safe to fly.


Yesterday some members reported that Germany has banned the MAX for 3 months, until June.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 12114

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

Most operators have small MAX fleets, so shouldn't be too affected by it. However, AC with about 1/5 of their NB fleet being MAX aircraft will be interesting to follow.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Quote from the FAA document at: https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/media/Emergency_Order.pdf "On March 13, 2019, the investigation of the ET302 crash developed new information from the wreckage concerning the aircraft's configuration just after takeoff that, taken together with the newly refined...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Air Canada 7051 is returning from PSP to YVR. Since it was a MAX that flew in, I don’t think that this is a data error. Ferry flight back to base. Airlines are allowed to return their MAX aircraft to base. Is WS8989 YWG-YLW also a return to base? The flight number used leads me to believe that it i...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Magog wrote:
Air Canada 7051 is returning from PSP to YVR. Since it was a MAX that flew in, I don’t think that this is a data error.


Ferry flight back to base. Airlines are allowed to return their MAX aircraft to base.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

In the end China was the most responsible with being first to ground the MAX, with the rest of the world following slowly, and the US/FAA being the last forced by Trump. Either that, or panicking politicians are overruling aviation professionals. The EASA came to the conclusion that grounding the M...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

In the end China was the most responsible with being first to ground the MAX, with the rest of the world following slowly, and the US/FAA being the last forced by Trump.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 771482

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

SuperGT wrote:
Boeing has said MAX aircraft. So are we to assume Max 8,9 and 10?


Yes, all MAX aircraft are grounded.

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