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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta retire the 757?
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Will Delta retire the 757?

Yes.

All plane types will be retired.

Be more specific. Do you mean, will they be retired effective immediately? Retired at the end of the year? In 5 years? 10 years?

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2203

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

Experts in my country, the Netherlands, have stated many times that face masks don't provide extra security. Nonsense. You are either mis-representing your "experts", or quoting non-experts. The experience of the rest of the world is against your statement. Absolutely not. Our prime minis...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 30
Views: 2203

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

Nothing. I’m not irrational. I’d be more willing to travel if things just went back to normal, just as it was 3 months ago. All these false sense of security measures airlines are implementing are turning me away from flying. They in no way make feel safer, because I’m not any safer. It’s just like ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 219
Views: 61111

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Sorry if this has been posted, but check out the design on the future central tunnel https://gordonhuether.com/news/additional-gordon-huether-artwork-to-be-installed-at-slc-intl-airport/ Looks kind a hybrid of the tunnel at DTW and ATL (between A & B) Also, I heard the tunnel that is opening th...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5501

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

While I don’t disagree that QF may well end up with 2 789 sub fleets I think the A351 will replace it on several current routes in time like PER-LHR and possibly DFW which up till now atleast was an A380, MEL-DFW will likely still happen in time which may need an A350 plus an A350 ex SYD. I honestl...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 11272

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

I just ran some numbers through my my models and the 77L taking a 40t payload out of JNB direct to ATL would require about 309t takeoff weight (looks to be about the limit looking at the ACAPS takeoff chart) and would burn about 117t of fuel over the course of about 16:08. Assuming that the A350 we...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 156137

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

For the 777-200LR: http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/commercial/airports/acaps/777_2lr3er.pdf See slide 44 for altitude of 6,000 ft, the maximum takeoff weight of the 777-200LR is 705,000 lb or so (I'm eyeballing). So there is a reason DL did a morning takeoff as slide 45 shows us a hot ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing wind direction
Replies: 28
Views: 2948

Re: Landing wind direction

Another consideration, given some aircraft that have a 20 knot tailwind for landing, is tire speed. Most heavy jets have tire maximum speed in excess of 230 kts ground speed. Where "on time performance" is so important, and a tailwind landing can accomplish this, the tailwind landing is a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun May 31, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the 18s closed for arrivals at DFW?
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: Are the 18s closed for arrivals at DFW?

Closed? No. But no, they are not being regularly used.

Operations are taking place on the east side of the airfield at present. Well, most of them. I’ve heard that some freight ops are still departing and such from the west side, but for the most part, only the east side being used at present.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun May 31, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 156137

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

UA857 wrote:
ATL-JNB JFK-BOM and LAX-SYD are all under the A359´s range.



And the point?

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat May 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 192
Views: 52375

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Sooner787 wrote:
Has the Max 10 had it's first flight yet?

I'm assuming Boeing would keep it low key ( employees only)


No sir, hasn’t even been rolled out yet that I know of.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat May 30, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why the Boeing 777 is Famous
Replies: 9
Views: 2243

Re: Why the Boeing 777 is Famous

Who said it’s “famous”? I don’t know where you get such an idea.

Are the 747s, 737s, A380s, A320s, 767s, etc not famous as well?

I honestly have no clue where you are going with this post.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 11272

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Zeke is incorrect on that aspect. DL does not have 'upgraded' engines. They use the standard GE-110B. Could they have upgraded to the -115B? Yes. But they didn't, so they are using the stock 77L engines.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 21, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 11272

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

There is a reason/are reasons why DL used the 77L on the routes up until this point. We do not know those reasons, but clearly the 77L was the better plane for the route while they were in the fleet. Now, this could be based on performance limitations of the A350, because maybe the 777s were paid o...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed May 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 11272

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

So I guess the consensus is the A359 can fly the mission with somewhere around 30T of payload. That would be full pax and bags and may be a bit of cargo. Fuel burn savings are roughly 20-25T better than the 77L although the 77L can probably carry several tons more payload. Based on those numbers it...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue May 19, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 11272

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

You have not specified what actual payload is. Average? Some real life examples accompanied by weather conditions? I also don't think it would be really revelant to this discussion. For a number of reasons. First day-to-day it will change, together with pressure/wind/temperature. The difference cou...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue May 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 11272

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Some very good points on the last couple of posts. Thanks for sharing that information and knowledge.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue May 19, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 11272

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Does anyone have some figures about the actual payload numbers for this route using the B77L? You have not specified what actual payload is. Average? Some real life examples accompanied by weather conditions? I also don't think it would be really revelant to this discussion. For a number of reasons...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun May 17, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 11272

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Last time looked at 777 loads out of JNB they were very ordinary, they would be limited by tyre speed. An A340-300 easily lifting more revenue payload than a 77W. As the A350-900 has much better runway performance compared to a 777 I would have expected it to be somewhat better than a 777 with payl...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 14, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 6220

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

An in-ground pool a few months ago. North of $125,000 once you factor in pool furniture, landscaping and trees. And we have a winner! Hope you or someone in the family uses it OFTEN. :crossfingers: My boss just told me he was gonna go in as a partner in a 1984 Cessna 421, but elected not to because...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu May 14, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 6220

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

An in-ground pool a few months ago. North of $125,000 once you factor in pool furniture, landscaping and trees.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri May 08, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would B738 be limited to FL250?
Replies: 15
Views: 4418

Re: Why would B738 be limited to FL250?

Back in 2004 I flew on an MD-80 with American from DFW to LGA. We cruised at FL 250, yes only 25000ft. I think that the reason for that must have been high head winds at higher flight levels. Well this was 16 years ago, I barely remember. DFW-LGA is eastbound and therefore, you almost certainly had...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 2769

Re: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations

People like non stops, but 18 hour non stops moves you into another territory altogether. Polls so far have shown extreme length non-stop flights to be popular with a very small demographic 21 -28-year-olds . Outside of this demographic, the popularity of these extremely long flights wains consider...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 2769

Re: Project Sunrise - Feasible destinations

Sunrise is a great idea, direct flights, what better?. However, it will fail and fail badly. I say badly because it is going to be a very costly exercise for Qantas. After 12 months or so people will just stop booking those ultra long haul flights. Early feedback from the passengers is not good. Bu...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 26114

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

Not completely surprising: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/04/09/timing-and-size-of-new-terminal-f-at-dfw-airport-in-doubt-with-historic-disruptions-to-air-traffic/ Plus..... prudent to pause and wait until they know what AA's future is. Figure they file BK and emerge a smaller ca...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 26114

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

And buying a few extra planning/construction years as far as demand goes is probably not a bad thing. DFW was nearing capacity without relief in sight. This allows for a little catch-up time. But in the grand scheme of things will be just a blip on DFWs long term needs and plans. Yes, this is just ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 26114

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

And buying a few extra planning/construction years as far as demand goes is probably not a bad thing. DFW was nearing capacity without relief in sight. This allows for a little catch-up time. But in the grand scheme of things will be just a blip on DFWs long term needs and plans. Time to think abou...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN
Replies: 21
Views: 1928

Re: Question about Non-Precision Instrument Approaches at SAN

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Yikes! It gets that foggy there?


It can get foggy anywhere.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)
Replies: 32
Views: 7108

Re: Service Ceiling Difference between A350-900 and -1000 (and 787-8/9 and -10)

I was clicking on random flights today on FlightRadar24, and I came across Qatar #777 DOH-MIA, an A350-900, cruising at 43,000 feet. Out of curiosity, I checked the service ceiling, which is listed as 43,100 feet. However, for the A350-1000, the service ceiling is 41,450 feet. I was wondering what ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the Coronavirus be the end for the 747?
Replies: 23
Views: 1747

Re: Will the Coronavirus be the end for the 747?

This situation isn't really comparable to SARS, or H1N1 - this is much, much bigger, and the affects are going to last well into next year. We are seeing airlines accelerate the retirement of aircraft which were due to be retired within the next year or so - KL with the 744s, TS with the A310, AA w...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mail Delivery Between Europe/America
Replies: 8
Views: 1380

Re: Mail Delivery Between Europe/America

Could some passenger jets still fly without passengers, at reduced frequency? It's my understanding that belly freight is very lucrative, and some models such as the 777 can carry a huge amount. So, for example, BA could consolidate the freight from a couple of their JFK flights into one aircraft w...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 7,550nm nonstop from CHS to HAN
Replies: 27
Views: 7227

Re: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 8690 miles nonstop from CHS to HAN

Aircraft are routinely ferried well over their max range by use of in cabin fuel tanks. Mokulele use to ferry Caravans from Hawaii to California with fuel tanks installed in the cabin. More fuel tanks actually make it more impressive since it more weight No, not at all. You have more fuel weight, b...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 748594

Re: United to fly the 737-10 with a premium Configuration

Ronaldo747 wrote:
Regardless of this premium heavy config it will be not enough for a reasonable, secured year-round transatlantic range.


You have no idea if that’s correct or not. Don’t spew things that aren’t necessarily true.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3826

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

People are exaggerating everything.

No closures here and both my wife and me have had multiple Citicards each (personal and business), along with personal and business Barclays cards.

There is more going on causing people’s accounts to get closed down.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 23
Views: 8905

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

SQ22 wrote:
The plan is to "hire" at least two.


Thanks, SQ22.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 23
Views: 8905

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

How many moderators will be ‘hired’?

Thanks!

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airlines Concentrate On Air Cargo
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Should Airlines Concentrate On Air Cargo

From what I understand, cargo pays like shit. Yealds are really low. This is exactly the reason most LCCs aren't interested in cargo. It increases the aircraft weight and therefor fuel burn and it takes time to load and unload which increases turnaround times. That would cost so much money that the...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Munich for one day
Replies: 27
Views: 1638

Re: Trip to Munich for one day

Maybe I'm in the minority here, but while I love the idea (and have done similar things myself), if you can't afford it (meaning $200 is a stretch for you), then the answer is no, don't do it. If blowing a couple hundred bucks is no big deal and you'll never miss it, then yes, it's a great idea. By ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 2266

Re: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?

I was waiting for a lavatory to open. It was on a Wizz Air A320. Since I had a window seat somewhere else and all seats were occupied it would be not logic to wait in the front path. Because I don't want to be a obstruction for the cabin crew I decided to wait in a corner. Quite a no brainer since ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance of UA starting EWR-JNB?
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Any chance of UA starting EWR-JNB?

From anecdotal evidence, CPT is doing well. The flight was essentially full a couple weeks ago. That doesn’t indicate profit, but my inkling is that it’s doing well. JNB is high, but they could take off when it’s not hot. JNB-EWR is also about 500 miles shorter than to ATL. I think the 789 or 77W co...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Brakes for 787 - Safran or Goodrich?
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Brakes for 787 - Safran or Goodrich?

Do the different brakes have different specs (i.e. one have better stopping performance than the other)?

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash
Replies: 118
Views: 18260

Air Asia-X Defers A330NEO's

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/mala ... 58547.html
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I had not seen this posted yet. I have no opinion on the matter, but since it's aviation related, I thought I'd share and people can discuss as they see fit.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/mala ... 58547.html

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the Phoenix Suns charter a 737-100 from America West?
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Why did the Phoenix Suns charter a 737-100 from America West?

Wouldn’t it have made more sense to charter a 737-200 or a 737-200ADV and take advantage of the extra two rows of economy seating and the extra 750-1000 nautical miles of range? How much more expensive is it to charter a 737-200 compared to a 737-100? Did the Phoenix Suns have to make multiple tech...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 8100

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

The overhead bins on the A350. An overall great aircraft, but Airbus, even in their newest plane designs, can't hold a candle to the overhead bins of the Boeing planes (737 Sky Interior, 787, 777, 747-8) regarding spaciousness and size. I flew the A350 a couple of weeks ago and an otherwise wonderfu...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airlines Concentrate On Air Cargo
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Should Airlines Concentrate On Air Cargo

To help bring in even more Revenue and make more Profits? No. If it was that lucrative, they'd focus on it more. The topic is discussed all the time on here and the consensus is that for most airlines, cargo only makes up about 2-3% of revenue. Nothing to sneeze at, but nothing earth shattering eit...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the A380 was designed in 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1984

Re: If the A380 was designed in 2020

I don't really follow your question. If the A380 was different in way like you speculate in your post, it wouldn't be an A380 anymore, it would be a different aircraft. Besides, you cannot dismiss the aircraft's shortcomings just like that: they ARE the root of the aircraft's problem. The A380 was ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Flights Using Terminal-B at EWR Question
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: United Flights Using Terminal-B at EWR Question

IAHFLYR wrote:
My guess is random, but no clue why or how the flights are selected for Terminal B. I know the day before our arrival from MXP last August the flight arrived Terminal C, but the next day we parked at Terminal B.


Thank you, IAHFLYR.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump 757 to india
Replies: 19
Views: 3200

Re: Trump 757 to india

I was wondering the same thing.

I almost wonder if he took the 747 to India and the 757 intra-India.

As a side note, when talking about a name, the first letter is capitalized (Trump).

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 38680

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

No, extremely unlikely it will ever be found. Amelia Earhart and her airplane have never been found with certainty, isn't that true? In her case, a small plane but in a much smaller area of search? I can imagine that better detection methods may someday be developed, totally automated and running a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 26114

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

deltaffindfw wrote:
I wonder if they will actually have a ‘terminal’ with check in, baggage claim, etc. or will it be a ‘concourse’ connected to D.


Absolutely not. Terminal D, in its current state, could not cope with that.

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