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by DfwRevolution
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HDHP plans: good or bad?
Replies: 51
Views: 2194

Re: HDHP plans: good or bad?

And it does nothing to fix the real issue underlying the skyrocketing health care costs If anything, HDHP does offer a solution to skyrocketing health care costs. People are universally more price sensitive when they pay out-of-pocket. An HDHP creates good incentives for patients to act like respon...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HDHP plans: good or bad?
Replies: 51
Views: 2194

Re: HDHP plans: good or bad?

My company will start offering a High Deductible Health Plan in 2020 paired with a HSA. It sounds good on paper: lower monthly premiums coupled with a tax-free savings account to pay for current and future medical expenses. But to me it feels more like “passing the buck”: you may save with one hand...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No more Beto
Replies: 33
Views: 2516

Re: No more Beto

The media made him more than he was. They press was looking for a young, Kennedy looking type, made him the headline for a few news cycles then moved on to the next person. :checkmark: I will say his media treatment during 2020 wasn't nearly as favorable as his 2018 senate campaign. The latter coul...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 13513

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

1.) If anyone says they have an easy solution to this problem, their wrong. 2.) Many solutions proposed do not consider - or trivialize - unintended impacts. It is possible to make the situation worse. 3.) Uber and Lyft largely serve to substitute for other personal vehicles - taxi, friend, family -...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13674

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

Independent of what you think of his post, Houston is not even in the top 10 most educated metro areas in the US. Boston is number 7, so he’s not wrong. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/26/the-10-most-and-least-educated-cities-in-the-united-states.html More educated people, higher paying jobs = better ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Americans have no idea what's going on outside the US?
Replies: 64
Views: 6043

Re: Some Americans have no idea what's going on outside the US?

Another factor is that America has so many different kinds of places to visit where you dont need a passport and our highway systems are very expansive and well connected so they just take the family car and go to places like Colorado (snow/mountains/camping/weed), Florida or California (beaches), ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13674

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

Wouldn't doubt this at all. Of course would be mostly for political reasons. If AI really wanted to serve the Texas-India market, wouldn't they start DFW instead? Reminds me of the DAM-CCS route. I'm not sure why they would start DFW with no *A feed and (I believe) less demand to DEL. The Indian po...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B2 Bomber?
Replies: 11
Views: 3464

Re: B2 Bomber?

Might be provisions but I think there was an accident where a non-ejection crew was killed because he didn’t have a “way out”. The Brit bombers didn’t have ejection seats for the navs—bonkers IMO. If there’s one ejection seat, then everyone should have one. GF Perhaps with other bombers, but not a ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 6404

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

Sorry, what a complete and utter bullocks. Have a look in China what they are doing. And for the developing countries, well if you don't have any fossil infrastructure, you are at an advantage, you can just directly move to renewable infrastructure. Just look at what has happened with telephones in...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 64
Views: 11041

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

WN didn’t enter DIA until 2006 and only started growing significantly there within the last decade, but it is now on the verge of becoming their largest station, especially if they take all the new C gates. Conventional wisdom suggests a carrier won’t do as well when the carrier raids a rivals hub ...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 22127

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Traditional Demand Drivers Are Out. The key point is to understand that the new criteria for this expansion no longer gravitates around local population, but instead a range of economic dynamics. This includes the composition of the regional industrial base, the accessibility to a wide feed area (g...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 14929

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

This seems like a typical attempt at a class action lawsuit. I find it interesting they didn't add United (which also has 73Max equipment), and which also has bought Boeing over the years. Damages claimed and damages awarded are going to come out much later; the possibility is really that the lawye...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 42398

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

So the Global Hawk was shot down 21 miles from the Iranian coast, and closer to Iran than to any other country, is that right? Now let us suppose a $180 million Iranian Global Hawk, just 21 miles from Norfolk, Virgina. What does anyone think would happen to such a winged automat? So and you blame I...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 320
Views: 79366

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Well tell me what a high Mach number compressor is. There are no Mach numbers inside a compressor, only pressures. So where is this high Mach measured? Before the intake? At the face of the compressor? On the rotating blades of the compressor? A compressor is meant to compress air to higher pressur...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon May 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vox: The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice
Replies: 17
Views: 5846

Re: Vox: The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice

Is Vox channel reliable enough regarding aviation issues? because a lot of news journalist aren’t despite working for important news channel. This :checkmark: There are some inaccuracies in their aviation content, but I'd argue it's better than a lot of traditional news, TV, internet or otherwise Y...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2821

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

I’ve read that the travel industry creates 4% of the world’s CO2 but 10% of be world’s gdp. Sounds pretty efficient to me. What is carbon intensive is construction and making concrete. Building the California HSR has released so much CO2, it would take decades to get to back through use of be train...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2821

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

I’ve read that the travel industry creates 4% of the world’s CO2 but 10% of be world’s gdp. Sounds pretty efficient to me. What is carbon intensive is construction and making concrete. Building the California HSR has released so much CO2, it would take decades to get to back through use of be train...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air & IAH
Replies: 94
Views: 5623

Re: Gulf Air & IAH

From the moment IAH opened it has had an amazing number of foreign metal serve the airport. Short of JFK or LAX, I can’t think of another US airport that has attracted such foreign metal both big and small. I mean, with PIA, SAA, Gulf Air in the past to the current numerous ME airlines and their im...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 123658

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

The words " high-quality " " extremely low fare " " basic transportation " don't mix too well in the airline industry. It's either high quality or low fare and basic - he needs to decide which. No CEO is going to tell you, “ohhh our product is really shitty that genera...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 457810

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Having read the Flightglobal item, we now know only slightly more than before. However, IMO the size of the debris field would seem to indicate that it was in one piece until impact. In that’s the case then where is the fuel. Very little fuel contamination reported on the ground. Oh come on, the pl...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues advisory warning about overflying Venezuela's airspace
Replies: 34
Views: 4242

Re: FAA issues advisory warning about overflying Venezuela's airspace

Either the US is planning a military intervention soon, or this is just bullying by the US, and hurts the FAA's credibility. Oh give me a break. The country is on the edge of civil war. This has nothing to do with an intervention. There is no hint of any danger to aviation, the FAA does this on Tru...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 457810

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Trinity Bay is only about 2-3 meters deep. There's a good chance the CVR and FDR are burried deep in the mud. My condolences to crew.

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ
Replies: 98
Views: 14931

Re: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ

Where there is smoke there is fire.. in this case, a big fire. Im surprised it took this long for this become public the probe was going on for a while. Southwest moves ALOT of bags a day. Southwest still counts bags with an abacus. There is no greater conciet in this modern age than the notion tha...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 111613

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

If we are being honest; I recall when the A380 program was announced in 2000. It was pitting (then new) Point to Point travel (787) against traditional Hub and Spoke routings, which the A380 represented. Looks like Point to Point travel won handily as Boeing predicted the trend would go 19 years ag...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 65790

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

Ruston was a British manufacturer of industrial gas turbines. Their major models were the Tornado, Typhoon, and Tempest. They are still produced today but have since been rebranded following various acquisitions by Alstom and eventually Siemens.

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 65790

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

So they're just copying the Ruston product line verbatim? :scratchchin:

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 212217

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

You're overthinking this a bit. Look at actual missions being flown, not the last bit of capability of the aircraft being replaced. 4500 nm gets you a very large chunk of TATL. Almost all missions between Europe and east/central North America will work. West Coast to major Western Europe hubs such ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where Would The A380 Be If It EIS'd As Planned?
Replies: 20
Views: 2972

Re: Where Would The A380 Be If It EIS'd As Planned?

How many 787 operators can you name that don’t operate from a hub at one end of the flight, compared to those that do? This is semantics and nothing is worse than arguing semantics on the internet. Since the (vast) majority of twins (787, 350) operate from a hub, it can be argued that in fact they ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where Would The A380 Be If It EIS'd As Planned?
Replies: 20
Views: 2972

Re: Where Would The A380 Be If It EIS'd As Planned?

A380 is a hub-to-hub aircraft, and the market has shown the response to hub congestion is hub bypass, not 500+ seat aircraft. How many 787 operators can you name that don’t operate from a hub at one end of the flight, compared to those that do? This is semantics and nothing is worse than arguing se...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When an Airline drops a route.
Replies: 26
Views: 5482

Re: When an Airline drops a route.

And seriously if you were a CEO would you run routes that the data shows will not be profitable into the foreseeable future? Good data would have told the CEO that the route would not be profitable before it was started, not after finding out it would lose money by losing money. How do you gather d...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 8795

Re: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX

Remember when there was a huge crowd on here saying WN will never take the 738? Ah, those were the days Can you find one person who said that? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=35297&p=229145&hilit=SOUTHWEST+737+800#p229145 Ahhh, the good ole days. Just one of many thr...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 8795

Re: WN to lease 12 new 738MAX

jetblueguy22 wrote:
Remember when there was a huge crowd on here saying WN will never take the 738? Ah, those were the days


Can you find one person who said that?

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR and stairs
Replies: 32
Views: 7201

Re: QR and stairs

Anytime I’ve had a morning arrival in DOH it’s been deplaned via stairs.

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 140
Views: 28622

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

This design will have an issue common to all high-wing passenger aircraft: where do you store carry-ons for passengers sitting directly under the wing box? Also, for a narrowbody, how do you ensure there is enough headroom in the aisle under the wing box for passengers to walk safely? I suggest Boe...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 167
Views: 33312

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

lol a NEO...are we STILL talking about dumping billions into a program that ALREADY cost billions and failed? The A380 NEO is probably doomed, but this isn't a proper way to evaluate the economics of a project. You are falling victim to the sunk cost fallacy. The billions that Airbus has already sp...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LAX&SFO booming in terms of the number of European carriers?
Replies: 24
Views: 3812

Re: Is LAX&SFO booming in terms of the number of European carriers?

Speaking of California I found this interesting tweet of United largest global corporate accounts. Lots of business flying out of California it seems. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dwph54HVsAEi658.jpg https://twitter.com/LAflyr/status/1083787010186260480 1.) Apple filling 50 business class seats per ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?
Replies: 74
Views: 9892

Re: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?

I cannot see anything like 1,000 sales. At worst, it'll be another A340-500/-600 (133 frames built) but I'm hoping for a few hundred. If I were at Airbus I'd be seriously looking at what comes between the A321 and the A350. I remember in 2002 when Boeing said they expected the 77W to sell 500 units...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the era of economically successful planes over?
Replies: 61
Views: 10007

Re: Is the era of economically successful planes over?

sonicruiser wrote:
People say the 748 is doomed, the 777X is doomed, the A330NEO is doomed, and of course the A380 is doomed. At this point, what isn't doomed?


Every program has its critics. It does not follow that every program will be a failure.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 167
Views: 33312

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

lol a NEO...are we STILL talking about dumping billions into a program that ALREADY cost billions and failed? The A380 NEO is probably doomed, but this isn't a proper way to evaluate the economics of a project. You are falling victim to the sunk cost fallacy. The billions that Airbus has already sp...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 140
Views: 28622

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

YYZLGA wrote:
I very much doubt Wall Street would ever allow Boeing to pursue something this radical, no matter how beneficial it might be in the end.


This conceptual design would represent less technical risk than Boeing accepted on recent major programs.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Data: scrap value of an A380
Replies: 41
Views: 11649

Re: Data: scrap value of an A380

The very first A380 to be scrapped has an estimated airframe value of $45 million, and the power plants should be worth another $24 million. The owner of this 11 year old plane expect to see a small but positive return on investment when all is said and done. Having a positive return after scrappin...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 15274

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

Jan 1st is of course special. But my question is not limited to this day. How can these flights work if you can‘t really sleep. You check in when you are really tired, you board in the middle of the night, you arrive very very early in the morning. This means no sleep at all for most passengers! Th...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 39769

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

A realistic option is to build F but make it more of an Extension of D. Then rebuild C as a rectangle like D with the eventual goal of having two terminals an east and west all or most connected. Still a large footprint but lots more capacity and a bit more manageable. I think there is a lot of val...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 39769

Re: "DFW prepares for record growth as Terminal F decision looms"

It may work well for passenger connections, but AA says their operating costs at DFW are now climbing higher than hubs like CLT. The layout of DFW is partly to blame And how high will AA's operating costs be after the ~$50 billion realignment is finished? Freaking massive. You’re making up absurd n...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India's AAIB summons BR, KL, and N8 crews following "near mid-air collision" over DEL
Replies: 25
Views: 4365

Re: India's AAIB summons BR, KL, and N8 crews following "near mid-air collision" over DEL

BawliBooch wrote:
Gabrielz wrote:
Lesson #1 you learn in india: few things make sense by western standards.


Wow! Racist much?


There is nothing racist with observing that the practices of one culture don't always make sense to another culture.

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 39769

Re: "DFW prepares for record growth as Terminal F decision looms"

As far as I'm concerned, they are going to need to do the last option, even though it will likely cost a ton of $. The terminal design is holding DFW back from its full potential, and if they could rebuild it into a more efficient design like ATL, DEN, DTW, etc, DFW could probably challenge ATL as ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700
Replies: 43
Views: 6286

Re: RR delivers 2000th Trent 700

https://www.rolls-royce.com/media.aspx Airbus have delivered around 870 A330s with Trent 700s (-200, -300, -F, MRTT) so that would be 1,740 engines. The other 260 must be spares. I've no idea but is that about right? One spare for every 6.5 delivered? So you buy 13 A330s (=26 engines) but you also ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 8812

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

About $100bn in 2015 (742 versus 866, 2015 numbers). The rest of your statement is just rubbish. Are you so driven to find a counter-argument that you cannot acknowledge the U.S. and EU public are motivated by different criteria that produce different outcomes? You mean seeing people as producing p...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 8812

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

Los Angeles also produces $200 billion dollars more GDP than the Netherlands. The U.S. optimizes for productivity and not cost control. About $100bn in 2015 (742 versus 866, 2015 numbers). The rest of your statement is just rubbish. Are you so driven to find a counter-argument that you cannot ackno...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 8812

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

With climate change rapidly increasing and devstating the Earth should people in North America be limited to one car? Cars are a huge problem and have contributed to climate change. People do not need multiple cars and they burn fuel and even battery powered cars use resources for parts. If someone...

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