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by Flighty
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians
Replies: 80
Views: 1654

Re: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians

Yeah I realize that Russia endeavors to control the US and the world. As does Mexico. As does Chad. As does Israel. As does the USA in return toward each and every country. I’ve read some good books on it, mostly dating from the 1950s-70s. It’s a neat story, but I think the feigned surprise is a lit...

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by Flighty
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 47
Views: 13787

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

Are the different employee groups paid less than their counter parts at other carriers of similar size? Not what they see other larger carriers being paid, but what a carrier of similar size, revenue, and employees are being paid. We all think we are being paid less than what we are worth, but just...

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by Flighty
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 62
Views: 8230

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

Its always been a tough market to make money on. All low yield minimal inbound tourism. In recent years they have tried to attract eco tourism but this is a limited market. Guyana Airways then Guyana 2000 then Universal all failures and unreilable operations. I flew both GY and BW. BWIA became the ...

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by Flighty
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians
Replies: 80
Views: 1654

Re: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians

They still haven't established notability, newsworthiness, context, due weight. Basic journalistic duties. "A few Russians meddled in US politics" And? Was 2016 different from 2008, 1992 or 1972? If so, how? Is their meddling different from what we do to France, or Israel and Mexico do to ...

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by Flighty
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 47
Views: 13787

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

Human nature never changes. And corporate nature (the sum of some number of humans’ wants and needs) does not change, either. JetBlue is just a corporation with some preachy PR attached to it. Same politics occur everywhere. If you are lucky, you are involved in a silo of people who shield you from ...

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by Flighty
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38498

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

What will be the reparations Boeing will need to repay Bombardier as a result of this false, likely strategy motivated, accusation? I suggest it should be $2-5 billion.

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by Flighty
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hilton Head/Savannah Airports Thread - 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1544

Re: Hilton Head/Savannah Airports Thread - 2018

With the Dash 8 being done in a few weeks, wondering if the HHH runway extension will keep service. The last 11 Dash-8-300's will be in service till July 4 2018. You sound like somebody who knows what will happen after that. Guess the rest of us will wait to find out. The airline has about 1-2 more...

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by Flighty
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hilton Head/Savannah Airports Thread - 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1544

Re: Hilton Head/Savannah Airports Thread - 2018

I love this airport along with this city the people and of course, the people that work at SAV :) I remember my father was carrying out some work for Gulfstream there. So I’ve been there quite a few times when I was 14-15 years of age. I remember when flying US Airways, I was moaning that I didn’t ...

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by Flighty
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected
Replies: 62
Views: 8095

Re: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected

Is there really demand (high enough yield) for transcon flights in 100 seaters?

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by Flighty
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 2976

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

Why are there no mass shootings in Western countries that have not banned guns? Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Germany, Norway.... This is my sincere belief, not a studied response, but I'm guessing a matrix of analysis containing variables such as magazine clip size, concealed carry legality, tho...

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by Flighty
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 2976

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

We all have our pet theories. My pet theory is MOST of these shootings are caused by side effects of psychiatric medications, in a poorly monitored treatment regime. What medication was this idiot on? And anyway, I don't really think gun control is a great solution, but we should probably ban AR-15s...

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by Flighty
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Pilots Say 'What About Us?' After Delta Pays Out $1.1 Billion In Profit Sharing
Replies: 25
Views: 4641

Re: American Pilots Say 'What About Us?' After Delta Pays Out $1.1 Billion In Profit Sharing

Stunning. AA pilots negotiate an industry leading contract, Doug gives them a mid-contract raise of 8% without getting anything in return, and it's still not enough. When you have a union, you get what you negotiate. That's collective bargaining. If AA pilots wanted better profit sharing, they shou...

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by Flighty
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23767

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

I will raise my hand. What Delta says is one thing, what they actually do is another thing. I suspect what Delta really wants is the Airbus competitor to the 797 at the best price. Boeing launching the 797 could push Airbus into launching its MoM plane. Ding. Solid post. Or Airbus could just sell A...

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by Flighty
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23767

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Raise your hand if you find Delta wanting to be a launch customer for the 797 hard to be believe. (My hand is not raised.) I will raise my hand. What Delta says is one thing, what they actually do is another thing. I suspect what Delta really wants is the Airbus competitor to the 797 at the best pr...

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by Flighty
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS at SBD
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: UPS at SBD

I didn't know about San Bernardino, SBD, former Norton Air Force Base. Looking it up, the UPS service is currently the only commercial service at the airport. Volaris announced service to GDL from SBD's passenger terminal, but the service has not begun. SBD has a 10,000x200 runway rated for the Airb...

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by Flighty
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47459

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

Couldn't they still have a warning light if pitot heating is not engaged when it should be? Out of respect for the qualified people here I will stop posting in thread.

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by Flighty
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23767

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Not convinced there is a need for MOM. The need would arise from doing something meaningfully superior to A321LR as a narrowbody (unlikely) or instead doing something lighter/smaller than A330NEO for a price competitive with that fully depreciated, trouble free platform. It sounds extremely difficul...

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by Flighty
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47459

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

I have always wondered why faulty data on pitots have tragic consequences, really really fast, I know, Its easy to criticize from your chair at home while sipping coffee while situational awareness goes out the window due to the nature of the emergency. There is a youtube video of a female first of...

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by Flighty
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47459

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

Man they forgot to switch the instrument heat on (allegedly). That's too bad. Perfect airplane.

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by Flighty
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47459

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

No, payments are not small. The average cost of a funeral in Russia is from $500 to $3000. The average salary in the city of Orsk is about 20 000 rubles per month, or about $350. In this respect, insurance payments correspond to the multiple of annual earnings. For the amount of $ 35,000 you can no...

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by Flighty
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gray divorces on the rise
Replies: 31
Views: 1163

Re: Gray divorces on the rise

I think the meaning of marriage has changed over time. In general these days for people in their 30s, it means "we are pretty sure we will not get divorced." Or that they are planning on kids. Marriage is pretty much a legal arrangement based on kids, in the US. So, it has a meaning and a ...

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by Flighty
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 3867

Re: Is the route map dead?

Delta has a good one in their magazine. But they also list partner flights in the same color ,so you don't know if its a Delta flight or,say,an AM flight. Yeah that is completely bogus. It just confuses the hell out of people. They could instead show DELTA branded flights, then FULL joint venture p...

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by Flighty
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots
Replies: 23
Views: 3166

Re: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots

[twoid][/twoid]You do realize that AA already provided DL those LGA slots you are talking about.... right...

I think things are very well balanced already. Both airlines already have what they want.

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by Flighty
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 28
Views: 3867

Re: Is the route map dead?

You know, an airline map is just as useful today as ever. If you don't know where an airline flies, it is a bit like driving around by GPS instead of knowing what road you are on. For example, during irregular ops, if you know an airline's route network, rather than waiting 1+ days for the airline's...

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by Flighty
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7065

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

It took me two days to realize the passenger actually killed the animal! Jeez! Spirit has to feel awful. It's the passenger's fault but still, we can't have this. I feel like this event will lead to better solutions to this controversy.

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by Flighty
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?
Replies: 21
Views: 4217

Re: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?

Noise is one reason why not.

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by Flighty
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 229
Views: 7345

Re: used A380 finds new purpose

I think physical evidence is much more notable than published reports. Perhaps a dozen published reports of A380 deals have been false over the years. If a charter operator indeed takes second hand A380, it is news.

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by Flighty
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 8743

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

Does this flight go in both directions? If not, they might carry a useful load in the Easterly direction.

Second question, does UPS work with Emirates to get freight from Dubai to South Asian destinations?

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by Flighty
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered
Replies: 33
Views: 7410

Re: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered

I agree with Siren's "face saving" comment 100%. The point is to "operate" the ARJ-21 "commercially" for a continuous calendar period, no matter what the cost. To drop it from service would render the whole program a failure. By continuing to operate a skeleton operatio...

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by Flighty
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 32805

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

Link/Source: https://worldairlinenews.com/2018/02/06/new-airbus-a330-800-rolls-out-of-the-paint-shop/ 1st flight is scheduled for mid 2018 Has a 242 Max tone takeoff weight and can flight routes up to 7,500 nautical miles. Configuration of up to 250 passengers. Which airline(s) are scheduled to tak...

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by Flighty
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...
Replies: 78
Views: 2289

Re: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...

This is pretty silly. The whole reason countries have military parades is to indulge in the fiction that they could contend with the US military. It has never been necessary to make some sort of public spectacle of our military power... wonder why? Maybe because everybody knows, and already took our...

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by Flighty
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected
Replies: 54
Views: 13415

Re: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected

Each time I hear an aircraft "is performing better than expected", I am a little bit upset and if I were the big boss I would sanction the chief engineer and his staff for not being able to predict the performance properly. Imagine the lost opportunity in term of "value selling"...

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by Flighty
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1271
Views: 120836

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

The footage of other boosters landing on their pads was mind-blowing! I shouted swear words! Working at home fortunately.

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by Flighty
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 7119

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

Given a region with 100 cities the Pareto principle would have the largest 20 with 80% of the traffic, hence most of them would be P2P (or maybe 80% of them). Say the remaining 80 cities would generally go to the nearest hub, a few to other hubs, and a few (say 20%) P2P to another of the 80 smaller...

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by Flighty
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 7119

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

Point to Point is far superior in the economics of getting people in point A to point B. (...) Not quite sure you mean what you wrote. Flying someone nonstop is far cheaper than flying them with an intermediate stop - assuming all aircraft involved are of similar size. Widespread point to point ser...

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by Flighty
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 46
Views: 6969

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

I just wanted to add that every Delta 717 pilot is made of People. They are all made of people. Not aliens.

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by Flighty
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 209
Views: 23212

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Another thread mentioned the 11AM MSP-PHL team charter. It was via American A332. A very rare visitor to MSP. There were many unusual operations out of there today. American put A321s MSP to PHL, a first, AFAIK. United put a 752 on both MSP BOS and PHL. Southwest appeared to bulk up services althoug...

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by Flighty
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 7119

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

Point to Point is far superior in the economics of getting people in point A to point B. (...) Not quite sure you mean what you wrote. Flying someone nonstop is far cheaper than flying them with an intermediate stop - assuming all aircraft involved are of similar size. Widespread point to point ser...

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by Flighty
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24121

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Just when we thought she old Queen was on her last breath, she jumps out of the hospital bed, pulls all the tubing out and grabs a skateboard and off she goes! Congratulations to UPS, and Boeing for letting her be a kid again. LOL. Gotta believe that many "true believers" at Boeing feel t...

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by Flighty
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 10809

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

I lived in Jacksonville (actually Atlantic Beach) about 20 years ago. The place is not just bigger but also much wealthier and more sophisticated now than then. There is no question it will have TATL service by 2027 and perhaps by 2022, assuming the economy stays reasonably on track. Yeah, I agree....

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by Flighty
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24121

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

It is incredible how long the 767 lifespan is likely to be, holding the 747 aside for a second. The 767 flew in 1982 and is still in active production 36 years later. It is a downsize option. Including the US tanker project, the platform will see 65-75 years in service, maybe more.

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by Flighty
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24121

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

I'm sure this will be a stupid question to many but I know very little when it comes to manufacturing. Why is it so important to keep the line open by slowing production? Why couldn't you keep it open for say 6 months with no orders if you hope to gain some more in the short term? It would be very ...

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12311

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

ATL and CLT have the same business model, just at different scales. "Charlotte is the third largest hub on earth" - neat quote, by departure count. This is the type of circumstantial evidence that proves to us (without data) that CLT has a higher profit margin than most/all of AA's other h...

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 10809

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

JAX is a large airline travel market. Never been there so I can’t offer the “color commentary” except to say the amount of Delta widebody traffic there through the years impressed me. As does Florida’s rapid growth.

JAX will probably see Europe services and the comparable market is TPA.

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40594

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Congratulations on this amazing achievement Airbus / Engine OEMs! And sweet dreams, Boeing 757-200!

Europe and the USA just got closer!

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO on A321neo In-Service Economics
Replies: 60
Views: 9758

Re: Hawaiian CEO on A321neo In-Service Economics

What amount of freight can an A321 NEO haul into HNL from the mainland?

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2025ish A380-900NEO
Replies: 55
Views: 3896

Re: 2025ish A380-900NEO

It's tough. I think straight A388.5 or A389 NEO (low up-front investment) is the way to go. The more pie-in-sky stuff just doesn't pencil out for this niche product. The only thing that will change between now and 2025 is, slot constraints will become more onerous between certain cities. That force ...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jeff Bezos donates 33 million to dreamers
Replies: 21
Views: 926

Re: Jeff Bezos donates 33 million to dreamers

CCGPV, it is not charity, it is an investment in Bezos' for-profit business. Human resources are his #1 cost. He is public about seeking to reduce that cost. His effort is not charity. The charity is coming from the working people who tolerate this mess, even though they hold the absolute power to s...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX 8 fuel burn meeting expectations
Replies: 17
Views: 4846

Re: 737 MAX 8 fuel burn meeting expectations

It is actually incredible! The 738 NG is already a superb efficient airplane. So it goes from 800 GPH to 700 GPH or something along those lines. The savings is 1,000 gallons per day, per aircraft.

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10267

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

I think there is sufficient demand, else Condor would not have launched the new summer route from FRA. I doubt that Germans come here for Scottsdale. But it's a good gateway to tour the parks in the southern Arizona, as well as Sedona and up north to the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. I think, a...

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