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by Acey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA263 diversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2309

Re: AA263 ?Diversion

No flaps, gear doors hanging open, no slats. Fire trucks meet the plane and it's "sensationalizing". <3 the internet.

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by Acey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA263 diversion
Replies: 14
Views: 2309

Re: AA263 ?Diversion

Have a friend in YYC at the moment and they said there are still several fire trucks around the 787. Hopefully as a precautionary measure It just landed a short time ago. No surprise the trucks are still there. Please don't sensationalize it. The fire trucks are probably there to handle the medical...

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by Acey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 12718

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Just a side note... Westjet's recent 787 announcement hasn't impacted the LGW, CDG and GLA out of Halifax... for summer season 2019 atleast. Also of note is that the summer schedule is never finalized this early. We'll let WS recover from their website crashing every 5 minutes today then see what c...

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by Acey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 12718

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Seeing as these routes are summer seasonal, what are the plans for them after October next year I wonder? YYC-LGW is not seasonal, and I don't see anything yet confirming the others are not seasonal. Wouldn't be surprised if one operates YYZ-LGW next winter. This seems to indicate all 3 are seasona...

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by Acey
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 12718

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Jayce wrote:
Seeing as these routes are summer seasonal, what are the plans for them after October next year I wonder?

YYC-LGW is not seasonal, and I don't see anything yet confirming the others are not seasonal. Wouldn't be surprised if one operates YYZ-LGW next winter.

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by Acey
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 12718

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

neomax wrote:
So much for Asia. Guess we all got hyped for nothing.

Speak for yourself. Anybody following this remotely closely knew Asia would likely not be announced initially.

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by Acey
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't WestJet updated its logo on its website yet
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Why hasn't WestJet updated its logo on its website yet

The logo didn't change when the new livery came out this year, it's still that same revised logo from the original with the green/blue maple leaf.

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by Acey
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20140

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

WS is operating YYC-OGG this winter with a mix of 763 and 7M8 equipment. The 7M8 is blocked at 7:20, and the 763 at 7:26.

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by Acey
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20140

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

I dont get why a 7:50 hr flight on a MAX (or any other narrowbody) should be any different to a widebody. You are stuck in a tube, entertain yourself. 737s are slow and bumpy by design and size. A 777 travels at about .85 mach routinely. I also find them a bit claustraphobic. Any flight over 2-3 ho...

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by Acey
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A month in, how are UA’s summer E-175 “ULR” routes doing?
Replies: 39
Views: 10736

Re: A month in, how are UA’s summer E-175 “ULR” routes doing?

This is a good time to post this again. These are United's 10 current longest regional jet routes. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=SFO-MSN/STL/MSP/XNA/AUS,c:%23cd0505,IAH-YYC/BDL,ORD-FAT,DEN-ACA,EWR-AUS&PM=*&PC=%23006699&PW=2&MS=wls2 Are you including Jazz as part of United for some re...

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by Acey
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4640

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

https://jetlines.ca/strategy/planned-ro ... ac335-6c5a


Except for the part where it will actually fly next week, when many still think Jetlines never will.
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nname wrote:


Except for the part where it will actually fly next week, when many still think Jetlines never will.

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by Acey
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 10096

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

What does the new terminal have to do with demand? For years and years during construction, YYC perpetuated the notion that the new terminal will attract (and maintain) international airlines and elevate YYC to the world stage. People that don't know any better believed it, so for the foreseeable f...

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by Acey
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 105
Views: 19918

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

Given the logistical nightmare of not being able to park at a code E gate, a question to also be asked is if said weight penalty for the folding mechanism is a bigger detriment than the reduced efficiency of a mere 65 meter span; the answer is obviously no else they wouldn't have done it... at which...

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by Acey
Tue May 29, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Imo inconsistently screening
Replies: 12
Views: 1403

Re: Imo inconsistently screening

Let's see your rejected photos, then we'll talk. If not, go troll somewhere else. Consider me among the many wondering how on earth that is an acceptable level of quality. And also the non-notable iPhone shot in poor light through a dirty window at the top of the site right now? Why has this site d...

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by Acey
Mon May 28, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Opinions on image (not mine)
Replies: 47
Views: 3455

Re: Opinions on image (not mine)

5013847,5002299 Is there any kind of explanation as to how photos of this quality were accepted? On one hand, the bar for night shots now being at the cell phone quality level is motivation to shoot more, but on the other hand I know full well that if I were to submit work of this quality it would ...

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by Acey
Tue May 22, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 105
Views: 19918

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

If the government certifies it as a Code E aircraft, why would "your" airport treat it as a Code F aircraft? ...because when the wings are unfolded (and if they were stuck as such) the wingspan exceeds 65 meters, making it code F for the duration of that turnaround. That makes sense, but ...

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by Acey
Mon May 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 105
Views: 19918

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

A 777X with the wing fold mechanism u/s effectively becomes a code F aircraft, and pretending a code F aircraft is a code E aircraft would absolutely be a no-go at my airport (YYC). We have 2 code F gates, so it'd have to park on one of those, no questions asked. Using ICAO aerodrome design guideli...

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by Acey
Mon May 21, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 105
Views: 19918

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

Some Code E gates may not have the necessary "buffer" between them to allow a 777X with extended wingtips and another 65m span frame (777W, A350) next to it without risking a possible wing-to-wing collision during pushback or arrival. In such situations, the 777W could be parked next to a...

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 16806

Re: WestJet and the 787

Noise wrote:
Will this new livery be featured on the rest of the fleet as well?

Yes. Debut on 7M8 in the next few weeks and repaints through regular mx cycle for rest of fleet.

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 16806

Re: WestJet and the 787

At this point people would claim everything that has a straight line near the tail a Qantas ripoff lmao You miss the SPIRIT OF CANADA or you're just gonna pretend that's not what we're talking about? Their "thing" has always been "Proudly Canadian" until "Spirit of Canada&q...

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 16806

Re: Westjet’s New livery on 787

"Qantas North"
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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6523

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Well, actually, most western (European) democracies are indeed mostly free of airport night ops... and the few in operation are nowhere near the scale of major airports like DXB or HKG. Yes, forgive me for my trying to include my entire continent (whose population nearly matches yours) as part of t...

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6523

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Unless we're considering the Donald Trump reign to be the end of the republic as we know it, one might say it's hyperbolic to claim western democracies are free of urban airport ops in the middle of the night. Well, actually, most western (European) democracies are indeed mostly free of airport nig...

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6523

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Unless we're considering the Donald Trump reign to be the end of the republic as we know it, one might say it's hyperbolic to claim western democracies are free of urban airport ops in the middle of the night.

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6523

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Nobody flies in Europe in the middle of the night except cargo and cheap sun flights. There’s a reason for this. Further, this logic could be extended to a congested airport that doesn't even have severe night curfews, like an ATL type of field. Should ATL have just increased night flying instead o...

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6523

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

For people on the flight paths who are used to life mostly without noise at night, I doubt they'd roll over and accept "airplanes are a bit quieter than they used to be" as justification for ramped up night ops.

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4654

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

Wayfarer515 wrote:
come on its pretty obvious this has been going on for some time now


What is it you speak of that's been going on for some time?

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by Acey
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise and Oversharp?
Replies: 29
Views: 1498

Re: Noise and Oversharp?

sovietjet wrote:
How can I "desharpen" the photo?


The new thing now is for my images to be rejected as oversharp with the slider at zero and no sharpening applied, so I wonder if it's in the way it's exported.

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by Acey
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Toronto to South Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: Toronto to South Africa

https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/por ... eclearance
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PatrickZ80 wrote:
I wouldn't recommend transfering in the USA since no US airport is configured for international transfers.


Not from YYZ you don't. FYI:

https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/por ... eclearance

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by Acey
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet uses 737Max on Alberta to Hawaii
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: WestJet uses 737Max on Alberta to Hawaii

6 hours, 44 minutes flying time this morning on YEG-OGG. Climbed directly to FL380.

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by Acey
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 9996

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

It's not like there will be no service. It's still being flown by AC and WS. Nah, AC doesn't fly it, QK does... and there's still UA service. WS service is mostly irrelevant. I'll take a CR9 over any 3x3 aircraft. But hey, we all have our preferences. QK already reduced one frequency and now this o...

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by Acey
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 9996

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

That IAH-YYC cut by UA is a huge deal, god forbid it's not a misfile. For YYC's #1 transborder market to be dealt that kind of blow is somewhat catastrophic... It's not like there will be no service. It's still being flown by AC and WS. Nah, AC doesn't fly it, QK does... and there's still UA servic...

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by Acey
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 9996

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

That IAH-YYC cut by UA is a huge deal, god forbid it's not a misfile. For YYC's #1 transborder market to be dealt that kind of blow is somewhat catastrophic...

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by Acey
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What do airlines do with 787/A350 flight data?
Replies: 14
Views: 1826

Re: What do airlines do with 787/A350 flight data?

500 GB seems like an almost unreachable figure unless the data includes photographs or video. That's literally a million pages of plain text.

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by Acey
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118737

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

"We are single engine and... that's it," she says when ZNY asks for a bit more detail. I don't think I heard her say anything about possible decomp at that point but surely they knew at that stage.

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by Acey
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118737

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Pax on board said there's "blood everywhere".

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by Acey
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 113
Views: 14111

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

They were all launched as year round. Press release from last November. https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2017-11 ... pring-2018 PIT-YUL was for sale on Air Canada's website for the entire period. Perhaps it was not loaded in the OAG as such, but an airline's website trumps the OAG. You should know t...

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by Acey
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 23251

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

BTW, how much cargo volume and available weight will remain once the bags for 169 passengers are loaded? In my experience with 168 and 174-seat 738's, there's an absolute truckton of cargo room even at full pax load. The holds are gigantic on the 738. I don't know how much cargo the 763 was running...

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by Acey
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 61
Views: 4393

Re: Why upload here?

On the topic of facebook, flickr, etc, and playing a bit of devil's advocate, I have just stopped following any aviation-related group, as the quality of the photos is generally very poor. While it's true that waiting a week for a photo to show up here can be cumbersome, some people prefer that to ...

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by Acey
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: D3400 for spotting?
Replies: 9
Views: 1094

Re: D3400 for spotting?

These new crop Nikons have great sensors, I'd go as far as to say that even with subpar glass you can manage in good light at base ISO. Here's one with the D3300 and the very poor 55-200 DX lens...

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by Acey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the unused fuel in retired aircraft?
Replies: 31
Views: 4476

Re: What happens to the unused fuel in retired aircraft?

Speaking of fuel, how do airliner's fuel tanks look like? Are they all made of aluminum? I read on another thread that some old airliners used bladder-type fuel tanks. As far as this situation goes, the fuel is drained and can be used for diesel powered vehicles, as heating oi or sold to scrap fuel...

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by Acey
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 21426

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

Yeah I mean it's already an apples to oranges comparison as one frame is significantly heavier and carries more payload, but my interpretation is that if a 7M8 and E2 were carrying their respective full passenger complements for the same trip we can assume the E2 will require approximately 17% less ...

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by Acey
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 21426

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

In Summer 2019, are there any thoughts on whether YOW to LHR and FRA will switch to the A330-300, B787-8/9, or will these being among the last mainline 767 routes? I would hazard a guess all YOW widebody routes will stay 763 until the very end. After 2019, I would bet on the 788 taking over YOW-LHR...

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by Acey
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12790

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Redwood has already been replaced by the Alaska callsign for the airbus flights Certain controllers still call them Redwood. :) All joking aside, I wouldn't be surprised if this actually was the case because airports are busy enough as they are and using AS for a VX plane is going to confuse the he...

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by Acey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again
Replies: 30
Views: 5586

Re: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again

Just too small and under-capitalized to be realistic. I think Flair has some kind of minimal chance but Jetlines no. I think it's just a way for a few Baystreeters to get a couple of years of high salaries playing make believe airline financed by suckers. Jetsgo was way better set-up and look what ...

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by Acey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again
Replies: 30
Views: 5586

Re: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again

Just too small and under-capitalized to be realistic. I think Flair has some kind of minimal chance but Jetlines no. I think it's just a way for a few Baystreeters to get a couple of years of high salaries playing make believe airline financed by suckers. Jetsgo was way better set-up and look what ...

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by Acey
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737-700 max cargo hold capacity
Replies: 14
Views: 1813

Re: Boeing 737-700 max cargo hold capacity

george77300 wrote:
Interesting of the two comments above one thinks front is bigger and the other rear is bigger. I have no idea myself but thought interesting.


It's not a matter of thinking one is bigger, the rear is objectively bigger. There's no way you're getting 100 in the front unless they're purse sized bags.

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by Acey
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet's "Frozen" plane? (C-GWSV)
Replies: 16
Views: 4274

Re: Westjet's "Frozen" plane? (C-GWSV)

Seat reconfig for Frozen at YLW.

ACDC8 wrote:
Anyone know if the two Tartan's are still flying around?


Not since 2016.

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by Acey
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejected high in frame
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Rejected high in frame

There is no line, it just depends on who is screening and how they feel on a given day. Look at the top picture of Louisiana One right now, how is that not low in frame?

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