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by Acey
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Pre-screening

I lost leeway on focus trying to keep the ISO at 400 and can easily darken the sky and add more sharpening. An issue I seem to be having is anything other than direct head-on sunlight being acceptable. It's a D800, there's a ton of dynamic range and shadows can be recovered, but then it looks unnatu...

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by Acey
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Pre-screening

Having a highly unpleasant experience with screening (last photo cited as both over and underexposed) so looking for some feedback going forward. How does this look?

Image

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by Acey
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10361

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

TranscendZac wrote:
Less people on board

..a ~220 seat 767 with two aisles still wins in the "spaciousness" department as far as I'm concerned, though those are mostly on the way out.

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by Acey
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8196

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

yowza wrote:
Um, you know statute miles are not the same as nautical miles, yes?


It wouldn't be a new route speculation thread if somebody didn't know the difference between a mile and a nautical mile.

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by Acey
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8196

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

IrishAyes wrote:
ooof. this would be a decently long flight....6800 NM for YVR-GRU, 6900 for YVR-GIG

Wrong.
GIG-YVR is 6,048 nm and GRU-YVR is 5,960 nm.

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by Acey
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?
Replies: 43
Views: 8603

Re: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?

Glad WS is expanding into Europe,my guess is this will increase.with newer widebody aircraft in the near future. The only drawback is still limited direct flights from YYZ or YUL. Hope they dont use terminal 3 at CDG, a terrible place to wait for your flight.Did they choose CDG over Orly for any sp...

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by Acey
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?
Replies: 43
Views: 8603

Re: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?

jfk777 wrote:
When is West Jet getting those 787-9 to replace the ex=Qantas 767 at Gatwick ? Hoping WJ flies to LHR with the 787-9.


First quarter next year, and it won't be LHR.

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by Acey
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery
Replies: 99
Views: 6688

Re: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery

Westjet... badly. Getting increasingly fed up with their incredibly boring paint, despite advertising themselves as all young and hip.

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by Acey
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AC Express Q400 in the new livery
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Re: First AC Express Q400 in the new livery

Engines being at the same level as the fuselage, I guess, explains the rationale for the white cowlings? The CRJ in new paint has black engines, so it appears to be a decision made only for the Q. Hopefully a 77W goes in for paint soon :) Spotters have stated that C-FITL, their first 77W, has been ...

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by Acey
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to conduct ‘immediate safety review’ following San Francisco close calls
Replies: 41
Views: 5731

Re: Air Canada to conduct ‘immediate safety review’ following San Francisco close calls

questions wrote:
At night, from the cockpit of an approaching aircraft, how do Taxiway F, 28L, 28R and Taxiway C appear? What designates/differentiates them visually?

Taxiways have blue side lighting and a green centerline; 28R has high quality, high intensity approach lighting and white lights.

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by Acey
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Split Scimitar winglet customers
Replies: 12
Views: 1532

Re: Split Scimitar winglet customers

Canadian carrier WestJet has a sizable -800 scimitar fleet, with almost all of their 48 frames equipped.

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by Acey
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM retro 737 repainted
Replies: 27
Views: 4733

Re: KLM retro 737 repainted

Meanwhile, Air Canada is still rocking their 60th anniversary scheme from 1997 and refuse to acknowledge anything that has occurred in this country since then.

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by Acey
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/7/2018:HA Adds LGB; UA adds DEN-ATW/ORF,IAH-CAK/DAY,LAX-ACV,ORD-BIS/SLN,SFO-MSN; AM Drops DEN-MEX
Replies: 133
Views: 15004

Re: OAG Changes 1/7/2018:HA Adds LGB; UA adds DEN-ATW/ORF,IAH-CAK/DAY,LAX-ACV,ORD-BIS/SLN,SFO-MSN; AM Drops DEN-MEX

cschleic wrote:
And IIRC, Air Canada used to fly them PDX - Toronto. Embraer lists the 175's range as 2,200 NM.


AC ran the E190 on PDX-YYZ and SEA-YYZ.

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by Acey
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 10861

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

I see those people that are flying to Sun destinations and I don't get why they would consider wearing shorts and flip flops on a plane as it is completely unsafe. No sun destination is hot enough to not be able to survive in jeans until you get to your destination. I see it all the time here in YY...

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by Acey
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8
Replies: 32
Views: 8239

Re: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8

3,240 nm, and more or less north-south so presumably less susceptible to winds. Boeing cites 3,500+ nm for MAX 8.

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by Acey
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 10861

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

Super80Fan wrote:
Boeing744 wrote:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/planes-collide-pearson-1.4475958

This CBC article has a pretty wild video from inside the WestJet cabin.


I can't even tell, what were they shouting?


I heard "it's not our plane on fire, don't worry about it" a couple times. :lol: :lol:

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by Acey
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 10861

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

That CBC article says the Westjet aircraft was stationary waiting for a gate and the Sunwing a/c was being pushed back out of its gate. If that is true, that's a serious lack of wing walking skills on Swissport's behalf, which honestly really doesn't surprise me at all... Swissport has been an abso...

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by Acey
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 10861

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

Sunwing confirmed to CTV their plane was empty.

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by Acey
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 10861

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

Nobody said there's flames in any of those pictures. Fire was at the Sunwing APU and looks already extinguished.

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by Acey
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 10861

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

Interesting that Sunwing didn't pop slides when it was them that caught fire.

Edit: Seeing on Twitter that Sunwing may have been empty, likely repositioning.

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by Acey
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 wing lights - no lights?
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: A380 wing lights - no lights?

I'm assuming the 380 is like the 320 in that the wing strobes are in front and rear strobe is in the tail, thus you may not be able to see the strobes from the back of the wing unless they're reflecting off clouds or the ground.

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by Acey
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft lighting questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Aircraft lighting questions.

Those newer 737 NG have kind of a hodge podge of lighting. The new wing root lights are all LED and replace the nose taxi light as well. The ones with LED wingtip strobes still have a conventional tail strobe. It's the MAX that has the 787 tail strobes that double as the rear nav light, in addition ...

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by Acey
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to end interline/code shares with Westjet January 2018 and GulfAir April 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2652

Re: American to end interline/code shares with Westjet January 2018 and GulfAir April 2018

Lennundus wrote:
Will the end of this codeshare affect any WS PHX flights because of less connections?

Highly unlikely... WS' YYC-PHX and YEG-PHX are almost entirely O&D.

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by Acey
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22180

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

Interesting, I haven’t yet seen one post speculating that this deal may also result in WS starting SEA and PDX. This has been expected for awhile but I would think a JV with DL makes it more likely. There has been speculation here in YYC about this potentially resulting in WR or WS taking over or s...

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by Acey
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22180

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

There is virtually no community of interest between Calgary and Detroit and therefore no local traffic. I doubt this will occur. WS already has seasonal Windsor - Calgary. The moment you cross then border, it attracts almost $50 in US fees and taxes. There is no way around this. No one is going to ...

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by Acey
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22180

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

they could establish that without JV. They already code share and interline with each other. And you can get to xxx via LGA, MSP, ORD, DFW, IAH, DEN. Any number of cities. Tell me more about the direct LGA service from YYC making a one stop connection possible. And who says I want to fly to ORD, DF...

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by Acey
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22180

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

Why can't that be done via codeshare? Because revenues are not shared on a codeshare? Not saying it can't be done via codeshare, but there is talk of new routes somebody on YYC-DTW or YYC-ATL are plausible scenarios. The point was that this doesn't help consumers. We want more competition and low p...

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by Acey
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22180

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

What are the supposed public benefits from this proposed JV? This opens the door for YYC-ATL, so for anybody in YYC it opens one-stop connections to the southeast and beyond via the massive ATL hub. Seems like a big benefit. Why can't that be done via codeshare? Because revenues are not shared on a...

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by Acey
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22180

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

cledaybuck wrote:
What are the supposed public benefits from this proposed JV?

This opens the door for YYC-ATL, so for anybody in YYC it opens one-stop connections to the southeast and beyond via the massive ATL hub. Seems like a big benefit.

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by Acey
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When to use 2 jetways?
Replies: 20
Views: 5324

Re: When to use 2 jetways?

gia777 wrote:
the system is wrong, what they need is 1 bridge on the front and 1 bridge on the far end back.

You are not the first person to think of that; it doesn't have widespread usage because there are several big downsides to it.

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by Acey
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 737
Replies: 40
Views: 6054

Re: Southwest and the 737

Probably fair to assume a 700 can outperform an 800 in every aspect of flight performance.

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by Acey
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overfueling, is it frequent?
Replies: 20
Views: 2862

Re: Overfueling, is it frequent?

You don't have to be a pilot to grasp the concept that flying with 2x fuel as is required for the trip could result in an overweight landing, unnecessary fuel burn, or a reduction in performance such that the aircraft might no longer be able to meet runway requirements or obstacle clearance.

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by Acey
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overfueling, is it frequent?
Replies: 20
Views: 2862

Re: Overfueling, is it frequent?

Mis-fueling is not as easy as one might think. The Fuel sheet has the Registration Number and the flight number of the outbound flight and the fueler is supposed to match those to the fuel sheet BEFORE fueling along with the fuel on board and the Block fuel to be boarded. It's a pretty sorry fueler...

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by Acey
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possibility of adding raked wingtips to 737s?
Replies: 10
Views: 1874

Re: Possibility of adding raked wingtips to 737s?

HAWK21M wrote:
Would mounting a Raked wingtip on a Short haul B737 serve the purpose considering Fuel economy.

Yes, especially for the aircraft flying longer sectors... but the wingspan cannot extend beyond the maximum for code C aircraft of 36 meters, so scimitars and now MAX winglets are the compromise.

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by Acey
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Belly Cargo Comparison - 767-300ER vs A330-300 (Passenger)
Replies: 8
Views: 2171

Re: Belly Cargo Comparison - 767-300ER vs A330-300 (Passenger)

The respective Wikipedia articles cite accurate documents... 114.1 cubic meters for the 763 and 158.4 + bulk for the 333.

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by Acey
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA domestic routes that still see the 757
Replies: 18
Views: 3257

Re: AA domestic routes that still see the 757

AA737-823 wrote:
I don't know about that- Continental and United have flown the 737-824 on ANC-IAH runs on and off for years, though they're more often operated by 757-300s.

ANC-IAH had entire rows of Y blocked when it flew on the 738.

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by Acey
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?
Replies: 34
Views: 3166

Re: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?

And then there's the fueling in which someone I know of described the 737 as the most frustrating plane to fuel, I'm not sure why that would be the case, but I took their word for it. Yeah I have fuelling experience and I can't see why that would be true. The CRJ is probably the most frustrating pl...

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by Acey
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 81
Views: 12969

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

The fuel burn numbers for the 359 have been posted from multiple sources here on a.net and every data set agrees. Please refer to the Technical Ops forum for further information. ...you do realize how ridiculous it is to tell someone who is using manufacturer's numbers directly out of the actual ai...

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by Acey
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetlines of Canada is planning on a Summer 2018 start
Replies: 26
Views: 5341

Re: Jetlines of Canada is planning on a Summer 2018 start

With WestJet launching a new ULCC in the first quarter of 2018, I see no room for another carrier in Canada. WestJet will do with this airline what they did to NewLeaf... I question whether the ULCC will even launch, but I don't think it will matter... mainline will be enough to crush this startup ...

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by Acey
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W at ONT
Replies: 36
Views: 8535

Re: UA 77W at ONT

727200 wrote:
Ya think this is part of UA's problem?

The fact that they are producing promotional material like every other airline on the planet is a problem?

Unlikely.

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by Acey
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Boeing 787s in Jeju
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Re: Air Canada Boeing 787s in Jeju

My guess is that the +TSRA in the 0800Z metar has something to do with it.

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by Acey
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cuts back on London flights to try to curb delays and cancellations
Replies: 27
Views: 7632

Re: WestJet cuts back on London flights to try to curb delays and cancellations

ryan78 wrote:
It's going to be hard for Westjet to keep those planes full on the LGW routes this year.

The loads on YYC-LGW thus far in May and bookings through July say otherwise.

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by Acey
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 NG Wing Fuel Tanks
Replies: 12
Views: 1872

Re: 737 NG Wing Fuel Tanks

IFixPlanes wrote:
Picture - more than words...


Not really... the question remains. Why? Why the change to a larger centre? To keep more fuel outboard because of the longer wing?

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by Acey
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-900ER performance
Replies: 22
Views: 4655

Re: 737-900ER performance

It does look like they're fighting to get through storms all through the midwest, but... FlightAware still says it's under 4 hrs 30 min of flying which one would have thought the ER would be able to do unrestricted. Maybe they took 40k lbs of fuel just to make sure they'd get through it all, who kno...

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by Acey
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 NG Wing Fuel Tanks
Replies: 12
Views: 1872

Re: 737 NG Wing Fuel Tanks

I'm aware the centre tank is larger and makes up for it, but I'm assuming it does so by occupying a larger space within the wing, leaving the wing tank to be smaller? So in a sense the total fuel within the wing in in fact larger? Where you getting that from? Numerous sources online state the wing t...

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by Acey
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 NG Wing Fuel Tanks
Replies: 12
Views: 1872

737 NG Wing Fuel Tanks

With nearly 6 additional metres in length over the Classic as well as a larger area, why does the 737 NG have less wing tank capacity?

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by Acey
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 82037

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

TheLion wrote:
Over 400 comments now!!! That's gotta be an a.net record, anyone?

Mods isn't it time for thread 2...


Shouldn't be explicitly necessary now, given that threads are paginated. A thread shouldn't get bogged down till 5k replies or more.

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by Acey
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 69939

Re: Air Canada new livery?

OA940 wrote:
Since when is the AC livery greenish more than silver?

I would have said blue, not green or silver.

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by Acey
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 31316

Re: Big Problems at Big Delta

OA940 wrote:
I heard on the news it might have been a cyberattack / hack. Any possibility of that?

Of course it's possible, but nothing has been confirmed yet. If that were the case, DL probably wouldn't say till they had it back up and reasonably secure.

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by Acey
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 31316

Re: Big Problems at Big Delta

tlecam wrote:
I don't even know what to do. I have an 8AM departure out of LGA. Do I even bother going? No word on delays yet.


DL says to "check the status of the flight before heading to the airport."

In other words, DL has nothing of value to tell you at this point.

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