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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: 1223

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: 83
Views: 15891

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: 2451

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: 1427

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: 4476

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: 39
Views: 7404

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: 13347

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: 13347

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: 13391

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: 3361

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: 13391

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: 13391

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: 13391

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: 4061

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: 13391

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: 27488

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: 19281

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: 12118

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: 11350

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: 11350

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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by SPREE34
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 11350

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

As someone who knows very little about the 717, I’ve never really understood its raison d’etre other than that it was the first offering from the newly merged (at the time) Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. I get the sense that most of the work of developing it took place at MD prior to the merger........

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by SPREE34
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9000

Re: Drone flies close to A380

It's just a matter of time.

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by SPREE34
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31966

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

cathay747 wrote:
Now that Airbus has rebranded the CSeries as the A220, I wonder what the builders plate will reflect? Especially on aircraft built prior to the rebrand.


On the built frames, probably CSXXX. On the new, A220XXX. Same as when the DC-9-80 became the MD-80.

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by SPREE34
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31966

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Of course Airbus was going to rename it - that's what you do when you've bought majority control. A220, A440 -- who cares? One can tell this is a fan site. It's like a bunch of high school boys who've discovered a free porn site. One of the better descriptions I've seen of some of the A.net demogra...

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by SPREE34
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 9084

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

Just a matter of time before Maho Beach is closed, and stunts like this will bring it about sooner. Sadly, agree. It'll be some crap for brains that throws a beach ball or other object that goes into an engine. Tourist attraction or not, ICAO will get involved, the roadway will end up gate controll...

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by SPREE34
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 11606

Re: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist

Good!

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by SPREE34
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 7457

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

intotheair wrote:
At their height, who was bigger at SEA: NW or UA?


United. They had the whole North Satellite to themselves.

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by SPREE34
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identify L1011
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: Help identify L1011

It's the longer version.

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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: 5949

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: 10625

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: 9618

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: 10625

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: 9977

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: 763

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: 10714

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: 9868

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: 1588

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: 118730

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: 9644

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: 7731

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: 2709

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: 4065

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: 13792

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: 351
Views: 31229

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: 4591

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: 5869

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: 2265

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: 118730

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: 217
Views: 35777

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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