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by SPREE34
Wed May 15, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian
Replies: 38
Views: 5238

Re: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian

Still safer than riding in a car to the airport.

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by SPREE34
Tue May 14, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 8236

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Adopt the old Douglas scheme, but make it BC. Boeing Commercial, BC. BC-2 BC-3.....BC-8, BC-8-50, BC-8-60...........

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by SPREE34
Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1835
Views: 175685

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

......the US can (and will) retaliate and make Airbus recertify the A320NEO and A330NEO from scratch... El Toro poo poo. This isn't the kindergarten sandbox. Have you not noticed that Airbus is building airplanes in the US, and are about to begin building a second series of aircraft here? Why would...

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by SPREE34
Tue May 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 93
Views: 6749

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

IWMBH wrote:
“Will never fly the MAX again”
*sees that tickets on the MAX are 10% cheaper*
“Aah the MAX is fine, Boeing knows what it’s doing”


That ^^^^^ sums it it perfectly, and probably most accurately.

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by SPREE34
Sun May 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130692

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

phatfarmlines wrote:
thevery wrote:
All evacuated, 6 injured.


That's amazing given the entire of the exterior was engulfed in flames.


Except that, "the entire of the exterior was" NOT engulfed, as we see very clearly the forward section and people exiting.

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by SPREE34
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX crash makes NMA more likely?
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

Re: 737MAX crash makes NMA more likely?

No. Competition and/or customer desires makes NMA more likely, or not.

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by SPREE34
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29022

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

We all know the MDs and 717s are loud as crap when sitting in between the two engines, but is it just me, or isn't it super quiet towards the front? I've always thought of them as a quiet ride as long as you're near the front. Maybe I'm just imagining it, but I always thought of a 737 as louder tha...

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by SPREE34
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?
Replies: 46
Views: 8675

Re: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?

Alaska Airlines ....... the A350 would be a prime candidate for that. It could make it easy to get into long haul flying since the partial commonality with the A320 series. Alaska has no market yet for an A350 class airplane. To build up a market and routes that could support an A350 would require ...

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by SPREE34
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?
Replies: 16
Views: 2971

Re: Where would BA be today if they chose A330/40s?

Same place they are today, with a different fleet makeup.

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by SPREE34
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8517

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

[quote="djm18" ] Again, the data would only be looked at if needed to aid in the investigation and would not be released to the public. [/quote] Once upon a time they (pilots) were told the same about CVRs, now they're all over YouTube and other sources. So much for the assurances of "...

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by SPREE34
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 588
Views: 93272

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Another A321 to MLB for Wifi upgrade. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9610/history/20190321/1400Z/KCLT/KMLB I don't understand why they wouldn't put a hold on Wifi upgrades and send these planes to MIA to cover all the cancellations happening due to the MAX grounding and 14 Oasis planes out ...

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by SPREE34
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS
Replies: 22
Views: 2892

Re: From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS

Personally I think Boeing has made a few key mistakes- 1 - shutting down the 757 prematurely 2 - not getting a jump on a fresh design replacement for the 737. Had Boeing started this maybe 6 years ago, we’d have a 797 now instead of a 737 pushed to the max (haha) of its design abilities. Airlines c...

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by SPREE34
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5225

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

DL717 wrote:
Bigger question, why didn’t this issue reveal itself during cert flights? If it did, why wasn’t it addressed.


Indeed. That could be an expensive question as well. I'd guess all flight test data will be reviewd shortly, and not by the company alone.

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by SPREE34
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5225

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

zhiao wrote:
This is nothing. Boeing can continue by destroying Airbus in widebody sales. Even LH just ordered 787s today! Lol.

The software fix will be in.


And 20 more A350s, but hey, whatever makes you feel good.

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by SPREE34
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5225

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

What if it's not the airplane?

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by SPREE34
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania
Replies: 39
Views: 13011

Re: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania

..........The airspeed is the speed of the aircraft relative to the air around it, which equals the speed the air travels over your wing. ......... Negative on airspeed equaling the speed of air over the wing. The air accelerates as it passes over the wing. That's how lift is created. Airspeed is t...

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by SPREE34
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories
Replies: 42
Views: 4540

Re: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories

There used to be a railroad running up the east side. EAL B727 performance manual had a weight limitation, if a train was passing. We’d get weights with or without “train on track”; not a small difference. If train on track, wait for train to pass. ...... I have a photo of where one hit the East en...

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by SPREE34
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?
Replies: 37
Views: 3670

Re: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?

The danger to those on the ground makes this idea untenable, and more. You might want to do a little reading on SAMs

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by SPREE34
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

I'd guess the NASA DC-8-72.

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by SPREE34
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 143
Views: 15403

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

The A220-100 has 838 cu. ft. with 140 pass @ 32" 6.98 cu. ft./pass seat. The A220-300 has 1116 cu. ft. with 140 pass @ 32" 7.97 cu. ft./pass seat. The 737-700 has 966 cu. ft cargo with 140 pass @ 32" 6.9 cu. ft./pass seat. the 737-7 Max has 1146 cu. ft with 152 pass @ 32" 7.53 c...

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by SPREE34
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 232
Views: 33053

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

Ziyulu wrote:
What is the cabin width of a 737 vs. 757? Is it wider? Would seats be more comfortable in a 757?


Same cross section.

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by SPREE34
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 143
Views: 15403

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

Bricktop wrote:
Will they have an issue when the MAX7 arrives, similar to the problem with MAX8. They had to get rid of the 733s before the MAX entered into service. Or are the MAX7 and 8 similar enough that the FAA isn't concerned?


MAX7 and MAX8 are the same airplane for rating purposes.

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by SPREE34
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish A21N Suffers Accessory Gearbox Failure (PW)
Replies: 8
Views: 2992

Re: Turkish A21N Suffers Gearbox Failure(PW)

Inaccurate thread title. Words mean things.

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by SPREE34
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 20216

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

It's called an A330. it just doesn't come with GE90s.

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by SPREE34
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 16949

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

Dalmd88 wrote:
..... and I would bet 717 retirements will quickly follow.


I believe I read where the 717s will be around through at least 2025. CS/A2-300 won't come fast enough to replace them.

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by SPREE34
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13043

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

AA is what it's going to be for a long time to come. The culture has to change, and the opportunity to do that during the merger process was squandered. The needed culture change will take time as the old flushes out and new that can promote the change filter in. DP didn't cause this. He is but one ...

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by SPREE34
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 19449

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

I wonder how the First Class seat measurements compare with the MD88/90 and A3XX and B7XX seats? I notice the extra room right away going from an MD to the B or A.

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by SPREE34
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 19449

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

It's just business. Nobody at Airbus boffed someone at Bombarier's wife. It may have saved the program.

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by SPREE34
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DFW become like LA or NY
Replies: 9
Views: 2262

Re: Will DFW become like LA or NY

No. More room to add yet more runways. More room to add terminals.

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by SPREE34
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on in this picture?
Replies: 5
Views: 2653

Re: What's going on in this picture?

Could be an ATC move to meet a slot time.

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by SPREE34
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why's government approval needed if the US/EU have an open skies arrangement?
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Why's government approval needed if the US/EU have an open skies arrangement?

They have to approve themselves giving up gooberment control over the routes. Sort of like signing for their initials, and initialling for their signature. It's all about control.

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by SPREE34
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 25899

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

musman9853 wrote:
thank god. take all of american's 767s and 757s and burn them asap please.


What is your age?

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by SPREE34
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2837

Re: Best TATL premium products?

BA. I can't compare it to others anymore, because I haven't flown anyone else TATL in 12 years. I took Virgin Australia West, it was awesome. Lie flat First on both carriers.

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone near miss in Miami
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: Drone near miss in Miami

It's just a matter of time. The idiots still think these are harmless toys.

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 200 Destinations for KDEN
Replies: 34
Views: 4842

Re: 200 Destinations for KDEN

mwmav8r01 wrote:
If I could only fly a leg in there and not get a runway or arrival change Id be more impressed :-)

On a side note, didnt they lose flights with Great Lakes shutting down? Or were those just transfered to others?


Yup. In 24 yeas the promised ATC abilities/capabilities still haven't materialized.

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by SPREE34
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-87 a failure?
Replies: 46
Views: 10038

Re: Was the MD-87 a failure?

Reno Air flew them.

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by SPREE34
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 14641

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Looks like some bad cut and paste has me as quoted for what others have said. If you are going to quote someone, get it right.

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by SPREE34
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 14641

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

I dont understand how a union, which is better for the workers, will spell doom and gloom for Delta but okay. You need to read up on some airline history. It's not 1940, and not the coal mines. Where is Eastern now? Where is PATCO? Oh yeah, they took real good care of their workers by throwing an i...

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by SPREE34
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14205

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

...... Delta had originally ordered the MD-95, 717, and did not continue receiving the 717 but had operated them long enough to fully understand the the aircraft's benefits and and deficits. ....... Delta never ordered or operated the 717, until the lease deal with Southwest. Where did you get that...

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about old Airways Magazine article about DL no longer going to order Boeing aircrafts
Replies: 24
Views: 3596

Re: Questions about old Airways Magazine article about DL no longer going to order Boeing aircrafts

Delta (and any other carrier) will buy what fits their needs. Folks, get real, it's about making money, not whose name is on the manufacturer's ID plate. I can still hear that echo,..."American will never buy Airbus again".

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14205

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Operating margin to operating margin is very apples to apples. Net margin to net margin is very apples to apples. Bastian is bragging that his is the best run airline. The data says that WN is. WN's on time performance and flight completion would definitely say it's not the best run airline. Net ma...

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14205

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Well, it's interesting that Bastian didn't mention WN , because WN's net margin is almost 50% better than DL's and better than anyone else in the U.S. I guess he didn't want to look bad. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/29789628168_098511f62d_b.jpg Apples to Oranges. Buy a ticket on WN to LHR? DU...

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14205

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

The same few will always chime in with their own facts..”antiques?” yeah your showing straight up ignorance right now. DLs planes are not antique and look much better on the inside than the other two. Add the better service, employee morale, profitability and record breaking profit sharing and you ...

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4299

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

150-200 PAX per day, split between how many carriers? Even if a non-stop was offered, it would still have to compete on price, and the hub carriers would match or beat it. Maybe DL will try it some day with the A220, but the numbers just aren't there right now.

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14205

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

......I think as they continue to grow their fleet and not fly those 'antiques' that DL prides themselves on,.......... Those, so called by you, "antiques", are part of why Delta is so far ahead. UA has taken that page out of Delta's book and is using it. Your next UA flight may be on a 3...

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by SPREE34
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 28852

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

ubeema wrote:
deltairlines wrote:
Today's schedule (which is probably off due to the IROP at JFK) calls for 5x 744 and 1x 318 on the ground between 1720 and 1825.

Did you say BA A318 at JFK?


LCY service.

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by SPREE34
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees
Replies: 129
Views: 19799

Re: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees

Don't think for a NY minute that UA hasn't looked at B6 and all those slots at JFK and BOS as well as the operation at MCO. Acquiring them would give UA the instant JFK access that they need to get back into trans con market and the corporate accounts located in Manhattan. UA is not going to let th...

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by SPREE34
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12567

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

How many times must this lesson be learned? Let me guess. Bean Counters came up with this, sold it to the top floor, who didn't seek input from front line people, so didn't understand how their airline actually functions. Whatever. Southwest can pick up the jet leases in a few months.

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by SPREE34
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 11801

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

Slightly off topic, just flew a DL 717 SAN-SEA last Sunday and loved the ride, especially up front. It seems like there was more wind noise than the 737-800's I've flown. Do you agree? I loved the takeoff roll, just like a rocket. Crew and soft product were outstanding. Nice flight DL! Agree. In 1s...

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by SPREE34
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 11801

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

What exactly is the difference between the 717 and the DC-9 and where does it fit in the scheme of things between the DC-9 and 737? Same wing as the DC-9-30. A couple of fuselage sections were added to compensate for the heavier engines, and it got the updated tailcone and taller vertical stabilizer.

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