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by Flighty
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?
Replies: 52
Views: 5388

Re: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?

Ugh. AA will start Phx to asia flights just as soon as the PHL gets Asia flights, then 10-20 years pass, and ideally PHX somehow moves to the north or grows some demand to the south of it. PHX doesn’t have half the business case that PHL does.

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by Flighty
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 33
Views: 4834

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

Still don’t feel like the answer made sense. A 777L is more comfortable doing the route at a cost of about 30T fuel? It might be surprising for DL to absorb that cost. Fuel costs around USD 1000 per ton. 30k per day is a million dollars a month. Each way. So two million a month, 24 million per year ...

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by Flighty
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crunching numbers of Chinese governmental subsidies on international routes: A sneak peek
Replies: 11
Views: 1931

Re: Crunching numbers of Chinese governmental subsidies on international routes: A sneak peek

When you have a 4 cent RASM and an 8 cent CASM... something is going on. Just as a theoretical example. We can estimate the figures from the pricing and the equipment that we see. We don't need to be in the smoky room where these things are decided. We can see from outside what is going on. That is ...

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by Flighty
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone buy a dishwasher In the US lately ?
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: Anyone buy a dishwasher In the US lately ?

I bought a Bosch on Craigslist for $300. Stainless everything but otherwise basic, probably 10 years old. Actually my whole kitchen is appliances removed from other people’s kitchens. When that happens, the contractor keeps the good ones and resells them. There is a store in my area that specializes...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump congratulates Putin for "truly great World Cup"
Replies: 31
Views: 856

Re: Trump congratulates Puting for "truly great World Cup"

I wonder why this whole line of reasoning conveniently ignores the fact that Trump congratulated France in the very same tweet? Again, keep it up. This type of faux outrage all but ensures that Trump will be reelected. I'll simplify for you and the other trolls out there: NATO and EU = Generally go...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: are 737-200 still safe to travel in
Replies: 35
Views: 5790

Re: are 737-200 still safe to travel in

I flew on I think an F28-1000 up in Canada to a gravel field. Not sure what jets are gravel capable.

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's
Replies: 53
Views: 8285

Re: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's

Timed to coincide with summit?

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: are 737-200 still safe to travel in
Replies: 35
Views: 5790

Re: are 737-200 still safe to travel in

Once an airplane is older, its safety depends on who operates and maintains it, and the quality of the government. A 737-200 in DR Congo might be pretty dangerous. Your question isn't crazy. But in a good country like Canada, with a good operator like Nolinor, any potential concern is fully taken ca...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will point-to-point hurt or help hubs with large O&D traffic?
Replies: 25
Views: 2495

Re: Will point-to-point hurt or help hubs with large O&D traffic?

Hubs are really good for second tier markets. Dubai (and IST) serve a lot of second tier markets that will not be getting nonstop to London and New York. As India obtains greater P2P traffic, It won't be necessary to stop in DXB to go to India anymore. But DXB will open other markets as they develop...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?
Replies: 111
Views: 3180

Re: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?

Why is it “all of the same”? (Spoiler alert: It Isn’t!) The fact that people make such idiotic comments is the only reason the U.S. has been raped. Thanks Moscow! In what sense have we been raped? Let me try to figure out what you are saying. Russians hacked the DNC emails, which wikileaks released...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?
Replies: 111
Views: 3180

Re: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?

[threeid][/threeid] IMO this is all more of the same. Washington types truly cannot believe Trump got over 300 electoral votes. That's what this is about. Gee! He doesn't like Angela Merkel. Isn't that fresh. And now he said nice things about Putin. Oh my. The main Establishment party (most Democrat...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?
Replies: 111
Views: 3180

Re: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?

IMO this is all more of the same. Washington types truly cannot believe Trump got over 300 electoral votes. That's what this is about. Gee! He doesn't like Angela Merkel. Isn't that fresh. And now he said nice things about Putin. Oh my. The main Establishment party (most Democrats and most Republica...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs
Replies: 20
Views: 4085

Re: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs

Union agitation has no place in the aircraft, much less while in flight. Totally inappropriate to hold passengers captive and hostage to this crap. Do your duty. I get this attitude, to a point. But part of me wants to send you back to a Victorian mill and see how well you get on for a day, or a we...

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by Flighty
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs
Replies: 20
Views: 4085

Re: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs

Union agitation has no place in the aircraft, much less while in flight. Totally inappropriate to hold passengers captive and hostage to this crap. Do your duty.

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by Flighty
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 66
Views: 6682

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

Is SAN at or near capacity?

HPN? Agreed on YYZ, I was there for international push a few weeks ago. Impressive traffic.

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by Flighty
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 6860

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

Which freight company covers the most countries with door-to-door service? Which freight company handles essential documents for global business? I think that company is DHL. FedEx is good at delivering cat food in bulk to apartment buildings for a good price in American cities.

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by Flighty
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does "Papa John" Schnatter really deserve this fallout?
Replies: 80
Views: 2212

Re: Does "Papa John" Schnatter really deserve this fallout?

Huh I don’t think it is acceptable for a white person to say the n-word under any circumstances. But, he was using it under a somewhat understandable premise. He was making a factual cultural statement that can’t really be made without resorting to “n-word.” Should we be unable to discuss history? I...

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by Flighty
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2842

Re: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018

Well on Wednesday MSP had FOUR passenger nonstops to Keflavik (one went technical the prior day).... three Icelandair birds and one Delta... kind of neat. Icelandair’s two flights are wingtips at around 7:30. And Delta is still on the route doing god knows what.

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by Flighty
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces ITH-CLT
Replies: 13
Views: 2393

Re: AA announces ITH-CLT

As I recall ITH has been a really dead market with perhaps 20% of the local market using ITH, and 80% of the market driving to other airports. So to me it stands to reason that daily CLT flights should work. This is a similar situation to the COU market in Missouri. Used to be basically unserved, bu...

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by Flighty
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46863

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

JetBlue would want a 150 pax coach configured C series. The -300 is nearly big enough but not quite. And it looks very capable so no issue there. Then you need to ask, how about a 150 pax aircraft that has a premium cabin too. Those two sizes are both interesting. -400 and -500. The -300 is just gre...

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by Flighty
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?
Replies: 30
Views: 4401

Re: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?

It is rare that the public even understands airline/fleet identity. Some examples the public knows? BA 744, EK A380, B6 A320, WN 737. These brands have a known airplane that people are able to anticipate and desire. Otherwise, the public doesn't understand what equipment they will get on a particula...

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by Flighty
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46863

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

I honestly don't believe this is the A220 and A320 competing against each other. The only way this happens is if there is an A220-500 (which would be of A320neo size). I also see this as finally killing off the A319neo for good, once some range improvements are made to the A223. Well, believe it. B...

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by Flighty
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46863

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

BTV has a 8,319ft runway per Wikipedia. Why is everyone concerned? I don't think the concern stems from performance issues - but rather can a small market like BTV support 145 seats on several departures for B6? I'd argue it can, in part because historically it has and a number of legacy carriers h...

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by Flighty
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46863

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

It turns out to be even more sinister than that. Because of Airbus and Boeing’s financial power, it was impossible for bombardier to market the CS300, because of market trashing by 737 and A319. This was deemed a credible threat and the CSeries program financially died. Then Airbus suddenly sells t...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46863

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Fly more empty seats? Meh, connecting opportunities. You do realize the A220-300 CASM is less than the A320NEO CASM? B6 will upgauge NEOs to the A321. You have to wonder if a key reason why Airbus took a controlling stake in the C-Series was in order to prevent the CS500 from ever seeing the light ...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46863

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

If I had to guess, I think this also means we may never see B6 take delivery of another new A320. I'd expect to see the A320s eventually replaced by A321neos and A220-300s. I think the economics of an A220-300 with ~140 seats will be incredibly compelling against a 162-seat A320. Yes, agreed. That ...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46863

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

What would be the seating configuration of a JetBlue CS / A220 -300? This is no mere E90 replacement. It is bigger.

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11169

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

i agree that up-gauging is what will happen, and the C series stands to really benefit here. I have to cast a vote for the Q400 though, just to state that at least the way Porter has it configured, it is a very comfortable plane and their service is great. I could go 3 hours max on that. This is an...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31286

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Sad to see the Bombardier name die in the sector. Monopoly is real, kids!

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is FI (Icelandair) doing on DFW-KEF Service?
Replies: 17
Views: 3602

Re: How is FI (Icelandair) doing on DFW-KEF Service?

Loads don't matter - it's distance-adjusted RASM that matters for profit. I'm quite aware loads don't necessarily matter as far as it related to money being made on the route. As a matter of inquiry, I am wanting to know how the loads are and if loads are worse, at or better than projected. The bes...

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by Flighty
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11169

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

i agree that up-gauging is what will happen, and the C series stands to really benefit here. I have to cast a vote for the Q400 though, just to state that at least the way Porter has it configured, it is a very comfortable plane and their service is great. I could go 3 hours max on that. This is an...

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by Flighty
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-100 vs 777-9
Replies: 19
Views: 5833

Re: 747-100 vs 777-9

The 777-9 versus 747-200 would be comparable on basic intercontinental flights. ORD-NRT or LAX-NRT for example. Load the 742 to MTOW, with a passenger count around 350. Now, put that payload on 777-9 (almost certainly not MTOW). The fuel burn savings is... 50%? 60%?

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by Flighty
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO DUI Dougie vs Regular Employee DUI Dougie
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: CEO DUI Dougie vs Regular Employee DUI Dougie

In another industry my friend got a DUI recently. He was being considered by another company for a bigger role, well known companies, middle management. They hired him anyway, even though he got a DUI in the past few months. He is a good person and made a mistake. A DUI doesn't mean you are an alcoh...

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by Flighty
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2878 Flies Strange Pattern in EYW
Replies: 18
Views: 4414

Re: DL2878 Flies Broken Pentagon Around EYW

It reminds me of the smiley face killer. The map of the killings made a smiley face. Just a thought!

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by Flighty
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont Dash 8 retirement this Wednesday July 4, 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 5434

Re: Piedmont Dash 8 retirement this Wednesday July 4, 2018

Clatter off into the sunset, Dash. You earned it.

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by Flighty
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13910

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

The aircraft nearly ate it. Might be a fine pilot but the landing was basically a loss of control, judging by the corrections that appear to have been quite desperate. They didn’t realize the slope at the beginning of the strip was steeply downward, which slammed the main gear (and as a result cause...

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by Flighty
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Msp taking a beating 7/1 due to wx
Replies: 18
Views: 2950

Re: Msp taking a beating 7/1 due to wx

It appears there were missed approaches at 16:25, 16:39, a tight loop at 16:45, approaches at 16:54, 17:11 and touchdown around 17:27 UTC. The four approach hypothesis has each one about 15-16 min apart. Which of those was not an approach? Edit: Aah. At 16:25 the flight may have crossed over the air...

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by Flighty
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Polling looking bleak for the Democrats
Replies: 111
Views: 3117

Re: Polling looking bleak for the Democrats

Saying it doesn’t make it true. Do you have EVIDENCE that Russia swung the election? If not, stop saying that they did. DNC adherents wish that were true, because it would imply they represent the voice of real Americans. The truth is that around 75% of Americans approve of ICE and want it to be st...

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15926

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

I absolutely support the FA here. It is a rule. Just like the rule that you can’t bring a loaded gun on the plane without authorization. And you can’t fly it without authorization. If rules don’t matter, who gets to draw the line? These people chose to exit the plane by rejecting the rules. That is ...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 81
Views: 2923

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Didn't want to start a new thread, but on the topic of long time spent here, I am going to detox from a.net for a while. Already cut some other social media out of my life in favor of new things. This is not because of anything wrong here - a.net, and all of you, have provided a patient, friendly, i...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 3796

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

I do think the USA is not proving to be a good partner and friend to its traditional allies at this time. The USA runs a trade deficit with all of its major allies, the USA is in hock to China and Japan because it is financing a lot of its activities and has been doing this for a couple decades, ev...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 14286

Re: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018

There is something to be said for an aircraft or other piece of equipment that Is simple and rugged. Some things do last longer, usually because the maintenance profile is superior. Old washing machines might be an example. It was a perfected technology that can be maintained forever. Rebuild kits ...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils hypersonic aircraft concept
Replies: 32
Views: 9743

Re: Boeing unveils hypersonic aircraft

Well they unveiled a sketch of a hypersonic aircraft. It’s still interesting.

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8176

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

In the past, I have noticed middle eastern carriers send equipment of far less quality to Asian/African destinations than it would to an American or European destination. Is this a valid observation? It's easier to distinguish this as airlines like Emirates and QR have 777's for routes to both Sri ...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa started phase-out of its oldest A320s?
Replies: 29
Views: 5060

Re: Lufthansa started phase-out of its oldest A320s?

Lightsaber, are you saying today's A320 NEO might last longer? Like 35 years? Incredible if true.

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's
Replies: 75
Views: 6846

Re: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's

Was HNL-DTW the longest DC-10 flight at HNL?

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by Flighty
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Family "separation" - can a christian support such policy
Replies: 123
Views: 3110

Re: Family "separation" - can a christian support such policy

I don’t think children should grow up in criminal households - actually, we have laws against it. So it is not just me. Anyway, I am not a Christian. Religion aside, equating illegal border crossing with major crimes like murder, theft, and drug use is delusional, especially if some of the crossing...

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by Flighty
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Family "separation" - can a christian support such policy
Replies: 123
Views: 3110

Re: Family "separation" - can a christian support such policy

I don’t think children should grow up in criminal households - actually, we have laws against it. So it is not just me. Anyway, I am not a Christian. So you think a child should be permanently separated from their parent (or at least until they're 18) if a parent ever commits a crime? What if their...

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by Flighty
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?
Replies: 49
Views: 6081

Re: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?

If you hang out at say ATL, M80 are scheduled on short flights well below MTOW currently. This means they are probably less performance limited. Again the reason is that Delta and AA schedule them on short flights, not some systematic performance advantage. Actually it is a fuel burn disadvantage th...

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by Flighty
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Family "separation" - can a christian support such policy
Replies: 123
Views: 3110

Re: Family "separation" - can a christian support such policy

I don’t think children should grow up in criminal households - actually, we have laws against it. So it is not just me. Anyway, I am not a Christian.

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