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by SPREE34
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 5539

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

drdisque wrote:
................ and FLL only had one jet-capable runway until a few years ago, .........


FLL always had 2 jet capable runways. 9L-27R (Now 10L-28R) and 13-31. 13-31 was closed when the 10R-28L extension made it jet capable.

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by SPREE34
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10269

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

I wonder what the chances of the Cseries to gain a common type rating with the A32x, surely that would be a major selling point and fit the Airbus philosophy? No chance. No systems commonality at all. The CS has a far more advanced cockpit than the 320 series. I wouldn't be so sure, it seems Airbus...

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by SPREE34
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9383

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

Need to know what you are reading and how those numbers are derived to make that judgement about it being a “dog”

THAT^^^^^^ Right there.

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by SPREE34
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10269

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

overcast wrote:
I wonder what the chances of the Cseries to gain a common type rating with the A32x, surely that would be a major selling point and fit the Airbus philosophy?


No chance. No systems commonality at all. The CS has a far more advanced cockpit than the 320 series.

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by SPREE34
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9433

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Don't count out completely new facilities in other cities. Cities with ex air bases, perhaps fields with heavy maintenance businesses and aerospace workforces to draw from.

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by SPREE34
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Learning PPL in the Mountains \ High elevation
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Learning PPL in the Mountains \ High elevation

No cons at all. Probably worked out to your advantage. You probably have a better understanding, via actual experience, of density altitude and wind issues than others who learned "back East".

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by SPREE34
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10588

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

[quote="Max Q"]......
And this touchdown wasn’t just slightly long / outside the zone it was literally halfway down the runway....
/quote]

And you were able to accurately determine that (half way down) how?

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by SPREE34
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 8903

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Prost wrote:
And Tucker Carlson and Fox News are NEVER biased.


He/They nail this, regardless your opinion of them. I had 30 years in the business, and know every word of that report to be true.

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by SPREE34
Wed May 23, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: Which aircraft is this?

tjwgrr wrote:
Looks like a 737-100 / 200 tail to me.


Did you even look at the photos you posted? Compare Hinge positions? Top cap? Leading edge?

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by SPREE34
Fri May 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117656

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Interesting thought. If Southwest purchased and merged AirTran into their operations how could this be the first passenger death. After all Air Tran was renamed from ValueJet. As such their crash in florida counts against SWA record. The same as anything that happens at a bar stays on the liquor li...

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by SPREE34
Fri May 18, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9501

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

Ban him from the airline, and share his identification with the other airlines.

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by SPREE34
Mon May 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax
Replies: 30
Views: 7665

Re: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax

Looks, a good bit of the time, DO tell us something about people.

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by SPREE34
Fri May 11, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naked Man Says He Planted Bomb at DAB
Replies: 19
Views: 2677

Re: Naked Man Says He Planted Bomb at DAB

FloriDUH

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by SPREE34
Thu May 10, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight diverts to DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4038

Re: WN finally lands at DFW

They never had scheduled service to DFW. They have flown military and sports charters to/from DFW.

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by SPREE34
Wed May 09, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13577

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

The turbulence gods are attracted to canyon blue. I say close this one now.

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by SPREE34
Mon May 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24664

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

ricport wrote:
.............The current DAL situation is the result of a nonstop series of stupidity................


That right there says it all.

Looks like the stupidity will continue for the foreseeable future.

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by SPREE34
Sun May 06, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)
Replies: 39
Views: 4548

Re: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)

hiflyeras wrote:
The world is waiting to hear from WN:
1) How many engines have been inspected for defective fan blades?
2) What percentage of their fleet remains to be inspected?
3) How many fan blades have been found to be defective?


Maybe change your screen name to "World".

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by SPREE34
Thu May 03, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s
Replies: 59
Views: 5770

Re: AA near Deal with Bombardier for new planes (CR9)

Lpbri wrote:
Doesn't AA management know this?


All they know is to make themselves the most money, with least attention to anything else. (PAX comfort, employee relations, etc.)

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by SPREE34
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321ceo Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2214

Re: A321ceo Question

It's the wing, not the engines. Most all jets have the power to out climb the wing. Otherwise, fully loaded airplanes would take off and climb to their max op altitude on every flight.

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by SPREE34
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117656

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Questions are made about why the flight didn't declare Mayday. .......... Why? Key the mic and state the situation without delay. Instant results. Perhaps on HF where static or poor reception can be an issue, it might help. These guys were on crystal clear VHF. No need for ruffles and flourishes an...

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by SPREE34
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30355

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

Sending a narrowbody aircraft across the atlantic is like an Atlantic RJ, .......... Get real. The cubic inches of space available per passenger are the same, with variations for specific airline configs. People rant like this about the E190, yet a passenger has more personal space to themselves on...

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by SPREE34
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117656

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

jumbojet wrote:
Flight attendants are ultimately responsible for those passengers not wearing the oxygen mask the right way. .......... The FA's should have gone around to make sure the oxygen masks are on correctly.


Which airline were you an FA at?

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by SPREE34
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30355

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

Itll be tough to compete on a product basis with a A321 vs a 777 or A330 that everyone else will be flying. I know itll be fun and cool that Jetblue will be flying trans-atlantic, potentially, but lets be realistic as to what the product theyll be up against. How so? You won't be on an A380 or 777 ...

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by SPREE34
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117656

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

On AF447 the CA was asleep during a rest break. The PIC in the left hand seat was the relief pilot. The FO had no clue what he was doing. The CA was woken up and figured out what the FO was doing wrong, but it was too late to recover. Exactly, the CA was woken up, entered the cockpit, and it took h...

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by SPREE34
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117656

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Having listened to the ATC recordings I am having a hard time piecing together the roles of the pilots in this emergency. Why is the captain on the frequency most of the time and not the FO if she was Pilot Flying? Does anyone have insight on this? It would would appear the CA was Pilot Not Flying ...

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by SPREE34
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117656

Re: Southwest Airlines fatality - GE Engine in spotlight

CFM recommended airlines examine the blades a year ago. The EU safety agency mandated it a month ago. Where was the FAA? Now there will be a rush, further providing opportunities to miss an issue.

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by SPREE34
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117656

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Is it normal to only lower flaps at 5 on landing following some sort of engine or wing related issue? Also, did she use reverse thrusters at touchdown? They may have had indications in the cockpit that other flap settings weren't available. Normal is generally 25-30. Tremendous added drag may have ...

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by SPREE34
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize

2/3 in favor of. I'd say JB management failed somewhere for this to happen.

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by SPREE34
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 5968

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

........How is the airfield doing with all this traffic? The train is getting pretty full. Yup, and no plans to fix that, that the city has mentioned. Iv'e said it before, they blew it when the didn't do it Atlanta style giving you the option to walk. Denver should be out there boring a new route a...

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by SPREE34
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 118
Views: 26855

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Faro wrote:
On a sidenote, is it correct that CSeries' PW GTF's are not experiencing the troubles besetting their A320neo brethren?...


Faro


Correct. Internal differences, and mounting point differences between them.

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by SPREE34
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?
Replies: 7
Views: 2135

Re: Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?

I'd guess weight and balance due to the difference in engine arrangements.

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by SPREE34
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117656

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. The initial communication is: "Southwest 1380 has an engine fire. Descending." Ne...

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by SPREE34
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117656

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

speedbored wrote:
SPREE34 wrote:
commpilot wrote:


Kidding right?! ............


No, not kidding at all.

Well you should have been.

...........


You miss the whole point of my observation. Got any ATCO training there, Mate?

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by SPREE34
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117656

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kphl/ ... -1500Z.mp3


The controller needed to slow down and talk less, to everyone.



Kidding right?! ............


No, not kidding at all.
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commpilot wrote:
SPREE34 wrote:
dmtroyer wrote:
here's some tower audio from liveatc

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kphl/ ... -1500Z.mp3


The controller needed to slow down and talk less, to everyone.



Kidding right?! ............


No, not kidding at all.

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by SPREE34
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117656

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

ZNY controller was good.

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by SPREE34
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117656

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

After listening to that ATC I am disappointed with that controller, he didn't do too good at communicating clearly and handling the emergency very well. The pilot was very clear that she didn't want to change frequencies anymore and the controller had unreasonably long pauses when the pilot was tal...

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by SPREE34
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117656

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kphl/ ... -1500Z.mp3


The controller needed to slow down and talk less, to everyone.
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dmtroyer wrote:
here's some tower audio from liveatc

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kphl/ ... -1500Z.mp3


The controller needed to slow down and talk less, to everyone.

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by SPREE34
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 5968

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

What would happen? The City of Denver would be way behind on adding the needed gates and infrastructure. Oh,....wait,.....that's happening now.

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by SPREE34
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13480

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

Did it land safely? Yes? No story. I’d like the hear some facts about it. Honestly, pax perception and the reality of the situation are almost always going to be very, very different. Back when I flew for commuter airline X, people would often get off saying “that was the worst turbulance I’ve ever...

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by SPREE34
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 11011

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

No insult meant, but that's a pretty uniformed, simplistic position you take. Which mission for which airplane? They aren't the same airplane, but do overlap in some variants, and that's the area where they compete with each other. What's the better airplane is a question that requires multiple data...

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by SPREE34
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Frontier the new AirTran?
Replies: 12
Views: 2321

Re: Is Frontier the new AirTran?

No. AirTran was a class act. Great service and a great Business/First product. Hated to see them go.

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by SPREE34
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hangar
Replies: 76
Views: 17114

Re: CS300 @KJFK in the jetBlue Hanger

F27500 wrote:
Ugly plane. Why is the tail fin so far forward? Way too much tail cone behind the tail .. I hate that.


Sooo,......aircraft design and fleet management experience from where?

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by SPREE34
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30789

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairl ... 012191.jpg


That looks pretty good. Send it to UA.
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SuperGee wrote:
I like this one the best so far. It has the red, white, blue and gold, as well as the tulip:

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairl ... 012191.jpg


That looks pretty good. Send it to UA.

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by SPREE34
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2, as well as MAX 7 and A319neo
Replies: 49
Views: 9727

Re: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2, as well as MAX 7 and A319neo

https://www.pw.utc.com/Content/PurePowe ... sChart.pdf
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acreinholz wrote:
Guys...
The Embraer, the A319neo and the Cseries all use the same Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engine... Which is the same for the A320s... So the matter shall be seating wise, correct?



Nope.

https://www.pw.utc.com/Content/PurePowe ... sChart.pdf

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by SPREE34
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14370

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

Nobody wants to be first to raise fares to cover decent compensation packages.

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by SPREE34
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Southwest fly to Europe?
Replies: 61
Views: 8874

Re: Southwest to Europe

santi319 wrote:
Lets see crews are not allowed redeyes, they don't have a plane with the range, and their intl ops (sans CUN) are not really doing all that great... I will say No


Laugh at post of the day, starting with "Let's see crew are not".

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by SPREE34
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 2583

Re: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?

An analogy would be a big old department store, selling retail space to smaller concessions. The aim being to reduce frequency, duplication and any overcapacity, by using bigger planes. The aim of that large department store is to make money off of otherwise not used floorspace, (overcapacity) not ...

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by SPREE34
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus naming scheme
Replies: 23
Views: 2548

Re: Airbus naming scheme

It's so A.netters can have, and know more useless information than anyone else on A.net.

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by SPREE34
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 48
Views: 8064

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

flight152 wrote:
They came from Delta.

End of thread.


Agree. But then, this is A.net, and there's that possibility of Aliens.

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