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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels
Replies: 18
Views: 8699

Re: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels

One way to make flying more popular again. By using dirty shoes to close overhead bins, in the middle of a pandemic? Lol. Is this the new cleaning protocol at airlines now? Sorry, while not appetizing, people’s hands are just as dirty with everything they’ve touched, including touching your shoes t...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orbitz promised to refund me via email and is now refusing...
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

Re: Orbitz promised to refund me via email and is now refusing...

I hope things work out for you. I also hope that you have learned to book directly with the airline(s) going forward and not through 3rd parties. It becomes a real nightmare when something doesn't go right.

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Stopping & Seeing Victoria Falls Worth it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: Is Stopping & Seeing Victoria Falls Worth it?

Thank you both 777luver and LTEN100. I appreciate your insights and feedback. We would certainly secure a KAZA Univisa prior to arrival so that we could transfer freely between Zimbabwe and Zambia; additionally, we would take a day trip over to Chobe, which that visa would allow for. Thanks to every...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why aren't airports upgrading to LED ligths?
Replies: 19
Views: 3214

Re: Why aren't airports upgrading to LED ligths?

@mxaxai: Thanks for posting this picture What light so you guys prefer, white or yellow? Yuck, why would you choose dingy, yellow looking street lamp bulbs. Hideous. Thank God our town has clean, 'white' lighting. I'm sure it's LED, but I don't care about that. I want a clean and bright look, not d...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shortest runway airports with regular A380 service
Replies: 27
Views: 5997

Re: Shortest runway airports with regular A380 service

Pre-covid, several airlines made grandiose plans to expand A380 flights at airports I thought were not well-suited to handle that behemoth. For instance, the longest runway at BOS is a mere 10,006’ (and only 150’ wide) yet BA, EK and LH all had or planned to have A380 service there. I thought A380 ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Stopping & Seeing Victoria Falls Worth it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: Is Stopping & Seeing Victoria Falls Worth it?

I've been there twice, in 2010 and 2014 - sadly at the same period (Feb-March). But yes I would definitely go back there as there are so many things to do and for different budgets. On the other hand, if you fancy a "free" fly over the Victoria Falls, book a Kenya Airways 5fth freedom tic...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Stopping & Seeing Victoria Falls Worth it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: Is Stopping & Seeing Victoria Falls Worth it?

I've been there twice, in 2010 and 2014 - sadly at the same period (Feb-March). But yes I would definitely go back there as there are so many things to do and for different budgets. On the other hand, if you fancy a "free" fly over the Victoria Falls, book a Kenya Airways 5fth freedom tic...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Stopping & Seeing Victoria Falls Worth it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: Is Stopping & Seeing Victoria Falls Worth it?

I've been there twice, in 2010 and 2014 - sadly at the same period (Feb-March). But yes I would definitely go back there as there are so many things to do and for different budgets. On the other hand, if you fancy a "free" fly over the Victoria Falls, book a Kenya Airways 5fth freedom tic...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Stopping & Seeing Victoria Falls Worth it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: Is Stopping & Seeing Victoria Falls Worth it?

I was there 13 years ago as part of a larger, South Africa/Botswana trip and the falls were amazing and there is a lot of activities to do around there, I think it is worth a couple days, you can go white water rafting, game sighting as well as the falls. Thank you for that very much, sir. The game...

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Stopping & Seeing Victoria Falls Worth it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Is Stopping & Seeing Victoria Falls Worth it?

Good morning, folks. A fairly simple and straight forward question about a location we are considering visiting in the future. Please leave the 'rona hoax nonsense out of this; there are enough topics on that. Thank you for your thoughts and opinions on this. On our next trip to South Africa, we are...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 369508

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

God, that is one beautiful airplane. I cannot wait to see it in operational service and will go out of my way to fly on one. I find it very hard to believe that with 3 aircraft in testing and a 4th on the way, that it will take another year and a half to certify. Sounds beyond silly, even if taking ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could talk to Dave Calhoun, what would you say?
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: If you could talk to Dave Calhoun, what would you say?

The 737MAX isn’t a ‘distant second at best’. There are a lot of routes it is the better and more efficient plane on than the A320 series. Yes, as of now, the A321 is better than the -9MAX; however, we haven’t seen what the -10MAX is capable of and the -8MAX is arguably better than the A320. So, your...

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did QF buy the B744ER specifically for the MEL-LAX route?
Replies: 15
Views: 4836

Re: Did QF buy the B744ER specifically for the MEL-LAX route?

I will always remember taking off from SYD on 07 in June 2000 in a QF 747-438 heading to LAX. I was surprised - amazed - that a 747-400 could take off from runway 07 - 2,530m - for such a long flight. I assume it wouldn't have been full laden? How much runway does a full-laden 747-400 need? That is...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s
Replies: 24
Views: 5056

Re: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s

Thanks again SFOT and leader1, very informative as always. How strong would the wind have to be from the S or SSW to switch departures to the 28s(due to tailwind component on the 01s)? I was at SFO late May, when the winds were from 200 gusting to 31kts, and was surprised to see a heavy 777-300ER b...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: College Graduate looking for my future in Aerospace/ Aviation but in a dilemma? Pursing the American Dream.
Replies: 25
Views: 2403

Re: College Graduate looking for my future in Aerospace/ Aviation but in a dilemma? Pursing the American Dream.

Brystar45, Others have posted very relevant information. I would add this: I do not know what your resume, cover letter and so forth look like, but based on your posts, it would be wise to slow down, proofread your documents and work on some of the grammar and spelling aspects. If I were looking at ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2517

Re: Dated flight terms?

Still hear flight attendants called stewardesses at times That’s what I call them. That’s what they are. Outdated or not, it is what they are. Do you call the male ones "stewardess" too? Whatever you call them, airlines use "flight attendant" rather than "stewardess" n...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 37
Views: 2517

Re: Dated flight terms?

bfitzflyer wrote:
Still hear flight attendants called stewardesses at times



That’s what I call them. That’s what they are. Outdated or not, it is what they are.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 117862

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

So, back to topic.

What is the latest with flight testing and progression of certification and ultimately, return to service?

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s
Replies: 24
Views: 5056

Re: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s

Redbellyguppy wrote:
You sure the 28R traffic didn’t go around?


Please watch the video, then report back.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 96
Views: 18044

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

I remember back in the early 2000s, DL regularly used wide body aircraft on short domestic routes. Even their daily short hops from ATL to JAX utilized the B767-300, MCO & FLL (B767-400, B777-200), MIA/PBI/TPA/RSW (B767-400). But the most intriguing to me was the LGA service from ATL on the B76...

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by FriscoHeavy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 108
Views: 18744

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Is this a temporary move for AA? Till T3 reopens? Or permanently moving to T5? It’s temporary, it really, really is. No one knows when T3 will reopen but given the Virgin and Emirates premiun facilities are there and Qatar and Etihad in T4, HAL will be under immense pressure to open everything up s...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 117862

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

I am also surprised they aren't testing the software on the -8MAX as well. If it works on the frame that is most-affected, then it arguably should work on frames that are less-affected. And if the primary purpose of this flight was to validate the software and procedural changes, then you can plug ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 117862

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

I am also surprised they aren't testing the software on the -8MAX as well. You can make the argument that the -7MAX has the bigger issue CoG issue, but considering there have been 2 accidents on the -8MAX, you'd think they would test it on there as well to help put everyone mind at ease (test it on ...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 117862

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

I can't wait until it is certified and returns to the sky. I have to say though, from a marketing perspective, I'm surprised Boeing has retained the 'MAX' name and still has it painted all over the plane.

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by FriscoHeavy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two types of different surfaces for the same runway?
Replies: 19
Views: 4021

Re: Two types of different surfaces for the same runway?

CPT also has a couple of 'patches' where asphalt was used in lieu of concrete.

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 92
Views: 38377

Re: British Airways 787-10

With 6 hours left, already cruising at FL410.

I know it doesn’t have passengers and such, but good to see it be able to get up there so quickly.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787-9 Longest Route
Replies: 14
Views: 2012

Re: 787-9 Longest Route

Looking at FR24 AVG flight duration i think the top 3 are: UA101 - IAD - SYD AVG 17h17 QF9 - PER - LHR AVG 16h59 UA29 - SIN - SFO AVG 16h19 tiny correction: IAH-SYD tiny?...thats a 1,200 mile correction :) I forgot about IAH-SYD, but it's about 400 miles shorter than PER-LHR. So, PER-LHR, IAH-SYD a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

[ So a fire grew large enough to completely knock out all communication, and all pilot control before they could even start descent to a lower altitude (because a decompression only kills you if you stay at altitude) BUT the airworthiness of the plane was not affected (could apparently cruise at al...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787-9 Longest Route
Replies: 14
Views: 2012

Re: 787-9 Longest Route

SEPilot wrote:
What is the longest regularly scheduled 789 flight?


PER-LHR.

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

This was published last year in the Atlantic Monthly (apologies if someone already referenced it). Very compelling argument that it was suicide. https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/590653/ Thank you for sharing. I'm reading it now intermittently as I work. Well, I read it too. It doesn’t say an...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

a fire is possible...... :shakehead: Nope, not at all. 1. A fire drastic enough to cut all the radios and transponders so suddenly would not let the plane fly for many hours. We know the plane flew for several hours after going radio silent due to the engine management pings. dont u think that a li...

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by FriscoHeavy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

Will we ever find the wreckage? Unlikely. Possible, but unlikely. If it's found, it will be by complete accident. This is saying the unsayable, but most mass murderers have the delusional idea that they'll be remembered forever. Well Zaharie may have actually pulled that off, masterminding the disa...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

How long would the aluminium fuselage last in the salt water? If it’s indeed intact somewhere on the ocean ground, then at some point it will dissolve and some parts (lighter than water) will float around. I do not know how long it would survive in salt water, but quite a while. I mean, we still fi...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

1. Pilot Suicide -- Probably a 98% probability this is what happened. 2. Hijacking -- Probably a 1.9% chance this is what happened. 3. All Other Silly Conspiracy Theories -- About a 0.1% chance it happened any of those ways. Sounds about right. Hijacking could make sense as another explanation of a...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

2. It is well known that the pilot had flight paths on his home simulator that very strong mirrored the actual flight path of MH370. Coincidental? Highly unlikely. It's not actually. What was actually found on the sim was a series of breadcrumb points - six if I remember correctly. The first four w...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

I have no bias in this whole thing. Besides being interested in it strictly from an aviation stand point (how the heck did a 777 disappear in this day and age), I don't give a rats tail what happened to it. The people died and it's sad and devastating, no matter what the official cause was. If anyon...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

there was no insurance policie .... 1. I didn't say there was. I was simply responding to a previous poster, generally, about the relationship between an insurance policy and it being paid out in the event of a suicide. Do you know he didn't have any policies in force? I haven't heard one way or th...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/590653/



Thank you for sharing. I'm reading it now intermittently as I work.
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DaveFly wrote:
This was published last year in the Atlantic Monthly (apologies if someone already referenced it). Very compelling argument that it was suicide.
https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/590653/



Thank you for sharing. I'm reading it now intermittently as I work.

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

Follow the money. HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING; if the pilot had a life insurance policy which would be voided in the event of a suicide, then is it not plausible he would go through great lengths to give the appearance of anything but a suicide? DISCLAIMER: Of course, I have no evidence to support this...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

Follow the money. HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING; if the pilot had a life insurance policy which would be voided in the event of a suicide, then is it not plausible he would go through great lengths to give the appearance of anything but a suicide? DISCLAIMER: Of course, I have no evidence to support this...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

A fire magically and instantly destroyed the avionics bay, then extinguished itself, leaving the crew dead after making multiple course changes without any communications, then the plane flew for hours. That’s the most likely in your mind? Not totally far fetched. Fire happens, they try to turn tow...

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by FriscoHeavy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24486

Re: Revisiting MH370

How ironic. I'm halfway through reading this post and a show about MH370 comes on TV. Watching it now. It originally aired in August 2017, so it won't have any new information, of course.

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by FriscoHeavy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 29746

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

One of the reasons that Qatar is getting cold feet over taking the B779's is that their purchase plan called for moving on their relatively low-time B77W's to the 2nd-hand market for premium prices. The pandemic ruined that plan, at least for the next couple of years. This is a fair argument. The n...

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by FriscoHeavy
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will happen to AA if they liquidate?
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: What will happen to AA if they liquidate?

AA will not be liquidated, so all your thoughts are moot.

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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: 1505

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: 2191

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: 2191

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 Updates
Replies: 219
Views: 56564

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: 5479

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: 11176

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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