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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 48
Views: 4977

Re: US-Russia nonstops flights

Russia's economy is pure garbage. I cant imagine SU makes much on Russian traffic alone. They get a lot of onward connections to places outside Russia. But not Ukraine. My future in laws flew from Odessa to JFK on SU to get to the US for my fiance's and my wedding 4 years ago. By the time they flew...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 74
Views: 7027

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

It's better to lower costs throughout the airline and be able to have lower fare seats available in all their flights. A separate low cost division would have fewer destinations. Being able to price seats differently depending on advance purchase, time of day and day of week makes it possible to fil...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 53
Views: 4859

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

To read this whole discussion about tipping FAs is quite amusing for an European. It is ridiculous for a civilised country. Tipping is a bad habit, especially, when it is expected or forced like in the USA. I hope no airline outside the USA will start such a BS. What's next? First officer walking t...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 53
Views: 4859

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

So, to a degree it weakens the argument that flight attendants are there for passengers’ safety and not as wait staff. One doesn’t tip a police officer or TSA agent or doctor... "Tipping" police officers or TSA agents would be considered bribery. But I can’t tell you the last time I was s...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?
Replies: 38
Views: 6085

Re: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?

I don't understand why the seat cushions of slimline seats have to be so skimpy on padding. No doubt they save 3 or 4 cents on the cost of the cushion. The bean counters will tell you that with 200 seats on an airplane and hundreds of planes in the fleet, that adds up to "meaningful cost savin...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?
Replies: 38
Views: 6085

Re: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?

I don't understand why the seat cushions of slimline seats have to be so skimpy on padding. The seat cushion bears most of the weight of passengers. Making them thinner does nothing to increase the seating density of the plane. I have had back surgery and really don't like slimline seats on long hau...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 8750 over pacific
Replies: 49
Views: 9343

Re: WN 8750 over pacific

Hawaii is such a saturated market. Obviously WN feels the expense of gaining ETOPs cert is worth the costs associated and there is a business plan developed to be profitable. I wonder if their Hawaii ops will be sustainable? Wonder if they will try to compete interisland high frequency as well? Tho...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7363

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

[quote="Fargo" } ] Do you honestly think they are going to jump into the hyper-competitive TATL market? Doubtful. .[/quote] Let's take a trip in the wayback machine a few years back when the question was: "Do you honestly think they are going to jump into the hyper-competitive Hawaii...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection
Replies: 66
Views: 9082

Re: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection

Currently there are about 350 outstanding orders for the A220. On top of that, there is an order for 60 from JetBlue that may soon be firmed up. Just to clear up existing orders at current production rates will take 10 years. Those wanting to order large quantities of the jet may have to wait for u...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7363

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

RJNUT wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
WPvsMW wrote:

The term of art you want to use is "open jaw itineraries".


Thanks! I hadn't seen that term before even on this website.


Booking websites offer them up as "multi-city" options


I've used that feature.

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7363

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

WPvsMW wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
asymmetrical itineraries.


The term of art you want to use is "open jaw itineraries".


Thanks! I hadn't seen that term before even on this website.

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7363

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

While the Southwest.com website is accessible from the US, Canada, Mexico, and some other countries in Central America and the Caribbean, the Southwest.com website is currently blocked by some countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Countries where the Southwest.com website has been blocked include ...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7363

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

While the Southwest.com website is accessible from the US, Canada, Mexico, and some other countries in Central America and the Caribbean, the Southwest.com website is currently blocked by some countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Countries where the Southwest.com website has been blocked include ...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 143
Views: 14970

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

The economics of the -800 are better if you can sell the seats at reasonable yield. There are still large swaths of WN’s network where that is not true. WN will likely order more 737 MAX 7's beyond the 30 737 MAX 7's already on order since WN still serves many smaller markets in the contiguous U.S....

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 7097

Re: Douglas DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

How many 707's are flying around compared to the DC-8? Why would a DC-8 make it longer than the 707's? DC-8's were built like tanks, so they last longer. They had longer landing gear that allowed them to be stretched more than 707's. The longer versions of the 60 series, the 61 and 63 models were t...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Airline for SAT?
Replies: 7
Views: 910

Re: Next Airline for SAT?

Is there enough land to expand SAT at its present location? It needs at least a 10,000 foot runway to attract transatlantic flights.

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new routes out of YVR, YYC, & YYZ/WS & KE future JV
Replies: 12
Views: 2492

Re: Potential new routes out of YVR, YYC, & YYZ/WS & KE future JV

EWR isn't convenient for those wanting to go to the NYC boroughs, more of an airport for those in Newark and rest of NJ. I know AC doesn't fly to JFK but what's to not stop WS to do a YVR-JFK to their DL partner hub too if YYC-JFK is successful? Lots of people use EWR to travel to or from Manhattan...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of QF 744 Routes after 747 retirement?
Replies: 29
Views: 5126

Re: Future of QF 744 Routes after 747 retirement?

Personally, I'm curious as to what will happen with the Antarctica charters. From what I understand, the 747-400 is perfect for these flights, with the A380 being unsuitable as there is so much wing that the view down would be impeded. Would a twin be able to do these flights, or will the end of th...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 20020

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

Nice try of history revision. We are talking here about the mid eighties. Boeing is bringing it's new model quad 747-400 EIS 1989, best selling model of the 747 line. ETOPS is just starting with ETOPS 120, first ETOPS 180 flight in 1889. The decision to build the A340 is done before ETOPS is establ...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46739

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

More like 10 years, but really it was the wrong airplane at the wrong time. Had it gone into service at the same time as the 744, I think both would have been ultimately viewed as mistakes. Boeing sold 467 passenger 747-400/D/ER frames and splitting that limited market with the A380 would have mean...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46739

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

I wonder why cruise ship operators don't lease them for their fly-cruise operations? Because the passengers are dispersed. It's easier for them to get tickets for flights close to where their customers live than to herd everyone to one hub and onto one flight. I would never fly to JFK to catch an A...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46739

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

My question...Is it not feasible for someone to come up with a plan and offer discounted service between high density markets like either JFK/EWR to MIA/MCO or NYC/LAS with an A380? These flights are consistently sold out with mostly single aisle aircraft. Would a $99 airfare fill up an A380? Peopl...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish order additional 777 Freighters
Replies: 25
Views: 4715

Re: Turkish order additional 777 Freighters

Would TK have the GE90 engines rated at 115 K Lbs to enable a common set of spares between their 77W and 77F fleets?

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 20020

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

But reengined A340-300's might be useful for special military and scientific applications. NASA has a DC-72 that often flies to very remote areas of the world. An A340 with four Leap engines would be a great platform for scientific research. I don't think Airbus will support it, so a third party wi...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 20020

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

Would Airbus make more competitive a340 with four CFM Leap 1A same as the on A321neo. What do you think? Would save a lot of fuel, but still wouldn't be competitive with the A350 overall. But reengined A340-300's might be useful for special military and scientific applications. NASA has a DC-72 tha...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 17392

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

I once had some XXL-passenger sit next to me on a transatlantic eco flight. The problem is these people eat into your own seat space. I had to sit S-shaped. It was not only very uncomfortable but I had bad backpains for days afterwards. I would refuse to be seated like that the next time. Never eve...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Single Jet Bridge Airports Outside of the US
Replies: 17
Views: 2064

Re: Single Jet Bridge Airports Outside of the US

Single (or dual) jet bridge airports aren't common per se in the US, but they can be found and found fairly often. Some that come to mind here in the US include Elko NV, Sitka AK, Topeka KS, and Ithaca NY to name a few. But what about elsewhere in the world? Are there many single jet bridge airport...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 14680

Re: Rewinged a320 family

In other words - NB wing design peaked in 1988. I didn't say that. I said that there is no compelling reason to redesign it until an entirely new type is introduced. But why not develop a new type based on the same cross section? Boeing did that several times. The 707 upper fuselage became the basi...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 787 to Cancun
Replies: 34
Views: 6681

Re: AA 787 to Cancun

It is not really high demand.. 2 787-8 are replacing 3 737-800's, which is actually a slight net loss in seats. It is a way to use the 787's and the crews are all already international. It seems like AA has a few more 787-8's right now than international routes to fly them on. They are also flying ...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 5757

Re: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX

I find that advance fares on WN are cheaper than NK with lots less hassle. Not only does WN have up to 2 free 50 lb bags, NK charges for the first 40 lb bag plus charges for a carry on that uses the overhead bin. You'll pay double the baggage charge for a 41 - 50 lb bag. Then, you'll pay even more f...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No minimum voting age?
Replies: 77
Views: 3333

Re: No minimum voting age?

Should the US remove the minimum voting age, in order to allow more engagement in civics and politics by young people? Nope, keep it at 18 but make voting mandatory and election day a holiday. Learning how to organize an election would help a great deal. Waiting in line to cast a vote is a shame fo...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 56
Views: 8386

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

Why? Hawaii flying is low yield vacationers often using points. LHR-HNL is a rather long route to operate for low yielding passengers. There are code share partners that fly LAX-HNL and PHX-HNL. That's what code shares are for.

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA to west coast
Replies: 45
Views: 5662

Re: LGA to west coast

You need a LGA like this https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405669 Oh no not another attempt at your ridiculous mega airport ideas, I have to say that I missed this one but looking at the replies from other posters you've got similar responses to your other ridiculous ideas in...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion
Replies: 71
Views: 15545

Re: Fly Jamaica 757 RWY excursion

Another one bites the dust!

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 6978

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

It was a mistake to build MUC with just 2 runways. It should have started on the 3rd runway before it even opened with 2 runways. The French did it right with CDG. They built 4 runways from the start.

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 6978

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

Why must everything always point to expansion ? From what I have read every political party except one is against the runway, and citizens even voted against the runway in 2012 but yet after legal wrangling some politicians ignored this and greenlighted the project in 2015. It is called competition...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unserved markets from Frankfurt
Replies: 21
Views: 2983

Re: Unserved markets from Frankfurt

Obviously Frankfurt is a huge hub and serves most of the world's population. But many places like Oceania do not have direct flights to Frankfurt. What are the largest unserved markets from FRA? Why serve Oceania. They can and do hand off passengers to their Star Alliance partners Singapore Airline...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airlines put their better first seats in 777s over A380s these days?
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Re: Why do airlines put their better first seats in 777s over A380s these days?

The airlines' best customers are business travelers who value getting to their destinations as quickly and directly as possible. They would rather go nonstop to their destinations on a 777 than have to take multiple flights to take an A380.

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA don't fly IAH to China
Replies: 18
Views: 3803

Re: Why UA don't fly IAH to China

Well if UA doesn't fly IAH to China, I would rather fly foreign airlines out of IAH than connect through the west coast, ORD, or EWR.

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 20981

Re: Whats next at IAH?

I get your point but Southwest doesnt solely fly in to secondary airports anymore. My point is Houston is big enough to warrant token WN service at IAH. In fact WN flew into IAH first and continued to do so for over 30 years. Also, there are lots of businesses associated with the oil and gas indust...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 20981

Re: Whats next at IAH?

I'm looking at the 2 renderings... I'm unclear on if this expands gates... This does leave a lot of questions. Will they integrate old C North to D? Why just 2 A380 gates? Where in E will the counters for other airlines be? Will UA fork over said counters for the other airlines? Are they adding mor...

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by flyingclrs727
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 20981

Re: Whats next at IAH?

So LAX, SFO, LGA, EWR, MCO, IAD, DCA, and BWI are flukes? My whole reply was to point out southwest only flying to some secondary city airports. I’m fully aware they fly to those places, but thanks anyway! I get your point but Southwest doesnt solely fly in to secondary airports anymore. My point i...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 24676

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

nuke wrote:
garf25 wrote:
24 years service with BA. Bound to find another home as a freighter?


Not with RB211s.


It wil be parted out to support freighter fleets. The RB211's can be used as spares for BA's 747-436's.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 68
Views: 15520

Re: British Airways B787-10 Update

I do not understand how the 789, which flies several of the longest flights in the world, when 20 feet of fuselage length to it, can barely make it past LHR to the west coast. Something about all of these range estimates just doesn't add up to me. The ULR flights have little cargo. BA probably want...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 68
Views: 15520

Re: British Airways B787-10 Routes

JumboMaiden wrote:
I might be repeating rubbish gossip, but a captain told me that they were coming without bunks
If that is true they won't go to South America or California and probably not Texas either.


That sounds like the Emirates version that is optimized for medium long haul.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18190

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

Boeing was able to offer the 707 about a year earlier than the DC-8. I suspect that was huge at the time. It is hard to imagine today that a year would make a difference, but recall in the 1950s, advances in airframes came a year apart. Airlines bought airplanes knowing they might only have an edge...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 3298

Re: WN and DFW

Even though WN had insisted on only serving DAL in the DFW Metroplex back in 2006, WN now serves airports that it previously stayed out of such as ATL, BOS, CLT, CVG, MEM, MSP, LGA, EWR, DCA, and IAD. WN serves more than one commercial airport in the San Francisco Bay Area (OAK/SJC/SFO), Greater Lo...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 3298

Re: WN and DFW

jetblueguy22 wrote:
If WN didn't go to DFW during the Wright Amendment, they sure as heck aren't going to do it now.


And AA's behavior towards BN by deliberatly slowing down taxiing in front of BN aircraft certainly is an example of why WN didn't want to have to move to DFW.

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 323
Views: 89651

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I`m not specifically talking about emplyee saftey,it is more then environmental and people thing. If any infrastructural project would cause damage to the environment,to animals or if people have to me "removed" to get the space to built the airport/stadium/bridge or whatsoever then in mo...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled
Replies: 96
Views: 22447

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Well this should be great for LAX, DEN, DFW, IAH, ATL, MIA, and PTY. Without a new hub airport in Mexico City, lots of passengers will fly through hubs in nearby countries.

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