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by COSPN
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 4090

Re: Better way to load freighters

Go to HKG .. loading always complete door closed as 40,000 gallons of fuel are uploaded... that takes about 1h 30 min...

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by COSPN
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC seeks interest for an MRO
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

Re: ANC seeks interest for an MRO

Seems they are putting up some cash

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by COSPN
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320
Replies: 29
Views: 5368

Re: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320

WN just retired the -300 fleet about 6 months ago right .. so mabe this project needs to be redone in 5 years.. to get a fair assessment

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by COSPN
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 4090

Re: Better way to load freighters

It’s too dangerous .. what happens when the plane catches fire “underground “ this will never be allowed in the USA for insurance reasons is the AARF can not get to the plane in 2 minuets

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by COSPN
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 4090

Re: Better way to load freighters

HKG can load the plane before it’s fueled .. the way they do it is to not use the door wheels .. they are too slow
They just retract and push .. why solve a problem that does not exist ???

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by COSPN
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 191851

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

In June UA will have 737-900 EWR-IND :)

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by COSPN
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cans of beer on a US domestic flight.
Replies: 16
Views: 3194

Re: Cans of beer on a US domestic flight.

At $6 a can only the very rich can afford it

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by COSPN
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 191851

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

What is the completion factor on Virgin SFO-IND it seems to be canceled quite often the last few weeks..

Are they short on planes or something...

Don’t see how they can keep burning money on this route

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by COSPN
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?
Replies: 68
Views: 8716

Re: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?

He treated the employees as professionals.. reversed the “Jeff “ pay cut and mined United forward

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by COSPN
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant carrier @ EWR before PE
Replies: 10
Views: 1582

Re: Dominant carrier @ EWR before PE

The “Big “ Kansas City is in the state of Missouri..

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by COSPN
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 707-320B vs. Airbus 321LR: an unfair comparison.
Replies: 34
Views: 5081

Re: Boeing 707-320B vs. Airbus 321LR: an unfair comparison.

In 1969 we went to the moon... now we can’t yes things have slowed down..

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by COSPN
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside
Replies: 16
Views: 3538

Re: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside

I think it was separation of arriving and departing passengers... never anyone. From “outside”

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by COSPN
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?
Replies: 27
Views: 4328

Re: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?

USA does not have a “ruler” like the ME3 we have a congress that controls each cent.. also we have taxes.. to fund the government..

Subsidies to rich people so they can fly around the wound. Is not high on the list

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by COSPN
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 14123

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

Most of us make 80k plus so I don’t think anyone will “quit” if they get 100 (55 tax free )

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by COSPN
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 51457

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

Sure for about 800 Million IND can add 20 gates 16 domestic and 4 international.. smaller city so less O&D and for a billion more a bullet train from the airport to downtown Chicago.. travel time about 1:25 mins..

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by COSPN
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 51457

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

AA should just walk away from ORD and move to IND...

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by COSPN
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time
Replies: 48
Views: 8657

Re: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time

Yes weather diversion

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by COSPN
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time
Replies: 48
Views: 8657

Re: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time

The SFO-STL diverted to IND one time so it can make it ..

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by COSPN
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 15758

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

They do get flight bennies so can fly home to the Dominican Republic or Haiti and spend their money.. Many own their own home free and clear .. few Americans I know have their homes paid off

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by COSPN
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ Crossbleed Start
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: ERJ Crossbleed Start

Guess they did not deice much in Brazil :)

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by COSPN
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon tax
Replies: 43
Views: 2343

Re: Carbon tax

Driving is very dangerous.. Airtravel is the safe and clean alternative

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by COSPN
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 191851

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

757 MX checks at AAR IND

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by COSPN
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fargo vs Bismarck
Replies: 15
Views: 1677

Re: Fargo vs Bismarck

Oil

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by COSPN
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.
Replies: 24
Views: 3520

Re: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.

USA has a law called ADA. Americans with disability act. “All reasonable efforts “ must be made so a wheelchair bound pax can fly without assistance or any prior notice .. if not they can seek corrective action .. no such law in other countries

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by COSPN
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unmarked 767s at IAD
Replies: 35
Views: 12071

Re: Unmarked 767s at IAD

Janet’ flies from KLAS to KXTA. It’s well known

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by COSPN
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747 on the move
Replies: 19
Views: 6911

Re: United 747 on the move

Fly in on a 747-400 leave in a taxi it must be a bit sad for the crew

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by COSPN
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?
Replies: 21
Views: 4927

Re: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?

At CO and most other airlines 727 not authorized only DC-9. MD 80...

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by COSPN
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?
Replies: 21
Views: 4927

Re: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?

727 was not authorized for powerback because it was very tail heavy... I worked USAF C-17 at GUM because UAM was closed.. offloaded the few Guam bound pax ...they walked to the terminal.. then after they got their fuel .. they just powerbacked and off to DNA

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by COSPN
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the future of the jet bridge
Replies: 29
Views: 6047

Re: the future of the jet bridge

I think those “catering trucks” are an ADA violation pax must be allowed to board “with no assistance “ like those trucks so must be Ramps or jetway

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by COSPN
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the future of the jet bridge
Replies: 29
Views: 6047

Re: the future of the jet bridge

Fire regulations did not allow for glass bridges in the USA ... also ADA regulations Requre a way to board wheel chair pax. So USA Has a few rules they don’t ha e to worry about in other places

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by COSPN
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6842

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

Do they have a hospital there that can treat 100 injured crash victims ? I think it would be too hard to certify

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by COSPN
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 191851

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

A3 is 90 deg turn gates are harder to work so they are less desirable .. B3 is about 45 degree turn so not as bad .. for a few flights a day it’s fine...but they is why it was so “peaceful” down there

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by COSPN
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 191851

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

They moved to A3 this weekend

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by COSPN
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 8329

Re: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?

The “enviros “ in the US are small but very loud and after the Volkswagen “diesel cheat” scam they know Europe can’t really be trusted to help the environment

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by COSPN
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo
Replies: 32
Views: 4000

Re: CUN as a hub for the Americas with A321neo

PTY = lots of biz travel

CUN= zero biz travel

Ship captains and bankers make money for the airlines not rock bottom Y class pax

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by COSPN
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 8329

Re: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?

Many Americans are really worried about the environment and “4 engine “ planes are viewed as old and wastefull ...

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by COSPN
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boneyard location
Replies: 6
Views: 1381

Re: Boneyard location

It’s not much labor ... 3 or 4 guys can do it in 2 Days with some heavy equipment ...

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by COSPN
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A "Condor" Over Kentucky!
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: A "Condor" Over Kentucky!

One is parked at IND not sure why

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by COSPN
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 191851

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

IND has the room MEM is maxed out ...

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by COSPN
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The beginning of basic income in Canada?
Replies: 22
Views: 1643

Re: The beginning of basic income in Canada?

More beer more beer :) and airline tickets to Florida

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by COSPN
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The beginning of basic income in Canada?
Replies: 22
Views: 1643

Re: The beginning of basic income in Canada?

Trailer park boys :)

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by COSPN
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Haul budget carrier based in America?
Replies: 34
Views: 3393

Re: Long Haul budget carrier based in America?

No most Americans that travel to OZ are well off .. most Americans only get 1 or 2 weeks of vacation a year .. and use that to visit friends and relatives

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by COSPN
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs
Replies: 40
Views: 6499

Re: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs

MEM and IND closer to the “population center “ of the USA but it’s moving west in 50 or 60 years DSM will be close to the center

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by COSPN
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs
Replies: 40
Views: 6499

Re: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs

The “postal ramp” at IND is till owned by USPS postal trucks use it but nowadays FedEx does the flying .. of not for the “express mail” Hub at IND we would not have had FedEx move in..

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by COSPN
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 78732

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

No cute gates in IND it’s just to crazy to be moving all over the airport.. and a waste of money ..

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by COSPN
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 78732

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

AC runs 3x YYZ-IND in the summer 2x off season .. lots of intl connections in and out via YYZ

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by COSPN
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 78732

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

UA has two SFO flights am and pm .. with connections .. so they are trying to run VA out of IND ...

How is SEA doing ?

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by COSPN
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there not a single US airport with a transit area?
Replies: 23
Views: 4089

Re: Why is there not a single US airport with a transit area?

We used to have TWOV ... but many “ran off” from LAX or the transit stop .. they would sit I. Front of tom bradly terminal with a unarmed security guard.. holding their passport .. then a “friend” would happen to roll up and try would run off hop in the car and be gone .. leaving their passport and ...

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