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by xdlx
Sat May 27, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Donates N707JT
Replies: 45
Views: 11042

Re: John Travolta Donates N707JT

Somehow his "expense" must have been written off by any good accountant. Logistics tend to become troublesome after the initial "sponsorship honeymoon" is over. To his credit, he did devote a significant amount of resources to see this "dream" come true, seeing that fou...

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by xdlx
Sat May 27, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin upper class 787-900 VS Delta One 767-300er/400er?
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: Virgin upper class 787-900 VS Delta One 767-300er/400er?

The airplane choice is the difference here .... the 787 is a better ride overall.

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by xdlx
Thu May 25, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 6064

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

The original idea of the 75/767 was to provide airlines with "cockpit commonality" so pilots could fly the 75/753/762/763 interchangeable, according to mission requirements. Only after this industry leading initiative, that we now have "aircraft families" A319/320/321/332/333 or ...

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by xdlx
Tue May 23, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?
Replies: 63
Views: 8277

Re: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?

Most of the times in order to place the logo you either own or have exclusive use. But most certainly you also are responsible to maintain it!

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by xdlx
Tue May 23, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 41
Views: 4828

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

I was looking for airports like PIE.... thanks! Wonder what you guys going to do when the Mad Dogs get replaced by A320?

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by xdlx
Tue May 23, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Aeromexico have both US-registered and Mexican-registered planes?
Replies: 19
Views: 3129

Re: Why does Aeromexico have both US-registered and Mexican-registered planes?

I do not know how it works for an airline with a lease agreement, but I thought PILOTS need to be licensed by the country of Registry to operate aircraft.
Same as Mechanics need to be licensed under the Country of Registry to perform maintenance on the aircraft.

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by xdlx
Tue May 23, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 41
Views: 4828

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

The entire point of this post was to bring about the Perception/Reality issue that is prevalent in .Airliners.net. Thousands of Arrival/departures are accomplished every day from hardstands, WE in the US have decided against and have about 90% JETBRIDGE operational approach. This can be debated if b...

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by xdlx
Tue May 23, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 41
Views: 4828

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

I think a big psychological effect has been lost to the Jetway ......... nothing better than to board and see the size of the jet up close!

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by xdlx
Tue May 23, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 41
Views: 4828

Hard Stand Airline in the US......

I wonder how many airports in the US have the ability to provide Hard Stand Parking for aircraft up to 200PAX on a ops ready basis.... stairways/transfer buses/procedures.
How much would this set up save if any from the GATE JETWAY Parking we have grown use to in the US.

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by xdlx
Mon May 22, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300
Replies: 66
Views: 7779

Re: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300

DHC builds a good airplane...... wonder how much is the HMV investment required for these birds? Does anyone knows if there are any LIFE LIMITS in the DH8 series? Can they go the way of the Viking Otter since NO ONE is making 35seaters any more?

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by xdlx
Fri May 19, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review
Replies: 41
Views: 7075

Re: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review

If they do A332neo they'll be ok A333 is too big!

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by xdlx
Tue May 09, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today
Replies: 22
Views: 4724

Re: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today

BN2 is going strong at 60yrs

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by xdlx
Tue May 09, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami
Replies: 24
Views: 4610

Re: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami

The A330 from AZ are close to becoming available...... good luck SAS

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by xdlx
Fri May 05, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?
Replies: 30
Views: 5658

Re: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?

MIA was one of the first airports to use them in the late 60's and they where fixed cabs with only horizontal travel to reach airplane..

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by xdlx
Thu May 04, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 20617

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

#RESPECTTHEINVENTORY .... ANOTHER Reason !! NUF Said

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by xdlx
Tue May 02, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold
Replies: 111
Views: 20814

Re: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold

WHY SEND THE MOST UNDERPOWERED AIRCRAFT ON THE FLEET FOR THE MISSION? ALL 340-200/300 are known for being DOGS!

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by xdlx
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights
Replies: 58
Views: 7040

Re: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights

Just force the airlines to PAY the DBC in CASH $$$ and OB ends quietly!

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by xdlx
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 274
Views: 57723

Re: Alitalia Cash Flow

If you fail to understand the protectionist laws of ITALY, you fail to understand this problem. The UNIONS will BY LAW continue to be paid by AZ or the Government. The ONLY way to break this cycle is to KILL the NATIONAL AIRLINE, and hence WHY the GOV is involved in EVERY BAILOUT. No politician, wan...

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by xdlx
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Last 'Cowboy' Airlines: Everts Air, Kalitta charters, Ameristar, USAJet
Replies: 17
Views: 4561

Re: The Last 'Cowboy' Airlines: Everts Air, Kalitta charters, Ameristar, USAJet

amerijet is down to one working 727.... soon to be done

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by xdlx
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 17259

Re: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten

Armchair pilots ...... Enough ! Your Microsoft FS experience does not make you an expert.

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by xdlx
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 43548

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

When the Success is as good as it is with DL.... ( runs a daily average 85% Load Factor ) and the combination of WX in their PRIMARY hub AFFECTS the ENTIRE SYSTEM. It is a DOMINO EFFECT, the company only has a 15% daily capacity to recover from a MAJOR IROP, throw in displaced ACFT, CREW, and it bec...

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by xdlx
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Utilization Rate of A380 Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 3122

Re: Emirates' Utilization Rate of A380 Aircraft

I see this as a person that owns more cars than days of the week. If they own 230-250 airplanes and park 30 a day, is only a bit more than 10% of the fleet. Perhaps other airlines have greater utilization...... but considering EK Long Haul reach and their connectivity at DXB I see nothing to be conc...

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by xdlx
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 12765

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Follow the $$$ most likely a lot of the EAS routes that "make no sense" IE: the Tennessee story mentioned above, those tend to have a direct link to the proponent and supporter in DC. AK, HI, PR & USVI have geographic challenges and a different set of conditions. Lower 48 routes, Not s...

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by xdlx
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD11's at RSW
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Re: MD11's at RSW

WORLD 2.0

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by xdlx
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7638

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

I live in JAX Beach.... And love the assumption the beach sucks! It is actually one of the best in FL, but it is cold during the NOV-APR months. Let the tourist continue south..... Last week we had 19-23C all week. Today is 14C! so not exactly Beach WX.

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by xdlx
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7638

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

Remember Encachment Area is probably more relevant than Population size. As stated above this area is from East TLH to NE of GNV to N of DAB, & South of SAV people drive to JAX for convenience or price or the combination thereof, at one point I remember DL estimating the largest % of Medallion m...

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by xdlx
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7638

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

This is the name issue with claiming to be the largest...... The city of Jacksonville has the distinction of having the largest AREA of any Incorporated city in the state or the nation for that matter. Population density Not so much! ALL major FL cities i.e.: TPA/MIA/ORL are denser but not LARGER.

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by xdlx
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7638

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

MAIN REASON is DELTA..... AND ATL OPTIONS. SJU did work for B6 however they tagged it to a JAX-BOS rotation and times where not the best. A LAX nonstop could be sustained, International service to Europe not so much with MCO/ATL/MIA offerings very competitive pricing. The potential for direct servic...

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by xdlx
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dassault Mercure
Replies: 85
Views: 11999

Re: The Dassault Mercure

Who manufacture the engines? Avionics? Probably very French concentric and with limited civilian support worldwide?

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by xdlx
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft parking arrangement in the 1950s
Replies: 13
Views: 3386

Re: Aircraft parking arrangement in the 1950s

Actually the arrival and departure sequences normally followed the parking arrangements available, FIRST IN- FIRST OUT, The plane parked behind another one on arrival, would normally depart after the one in front was gone.... I think the Jetway, Jetbridge has robbed all of us the opportunity to see ...

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by xdlx
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1188
Views: 171898

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

These fleets need "pit crews" that make good utilization of the downtime between flights to keep these planes with good dispatch reliability.
something like the JAL culture is needed on these well worn birds.

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by xdlx
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carolinas Delta DC-9-51 N779NC Moving?
Replies: 31
Views: 6948

Re: Carolinas Delta DC-9-51 N779NC Moving?

Wow.... so let me wrap my mind around this. Plane is intact in a museum.
Plane goes off loan to museum, and best outcome is to SCRAP it? .... how much does a 80000lb airplane brings in as SCRAP?
$32k ? really? ...... a museum can not RAISE that amount, in order to keep the exhibit?

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by xdlx
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most ridiculous anet route proposals
Replies: 37
Views: 2255

Re: Most ridiculous anet route proposals

Love to see DL do a RTW eastbound from JFK & a westbound from LAX

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by xdlx
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 622
Views: 93376

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Oh please.... the 900/900ER/900MAX are all you can get from this frame that should have stopped @ 800

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by xdlx
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.
Replies: 61
Views: 17513

Re: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.

Delta Learned and now has a dedicated charter fleet of A319/20 now going to B757 for Charters. Using a line aircraft with short ground time for a revenue flight after the charter, requires a lot of logistics to get the airplane clean and stocked. Most Charters have NON Standard Catering and Beverage...

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by xdlx
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ 200's parked
Replies: 13
Views: 2655

Re: CRJ 200's parked

If you gave these away no one would take them. Remember Bombardier first made the Challenger Biz jet.... then out of it came the CRJ concept, just the fact that they where being delivered at max rate right around 2000, allowed the MAJORS to park the 727/DC9 right after 9/11. And they virtually did t...

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no direct services from London to the British Virgin Islands?
Replies: 14
Views: 3127

Re: Why are there no direct services from London to the British Virgin Islands?

Islander BN2 Nonstop Service EIS-LHR ..... duration 34h. Book early!

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo/737MAX have too much range?
Replies: 51
Views: 7684

Re: A320neo/737MAX have too much range?

The MAIN argument for C series ........

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by xdlx
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 8001

Re: DL and the 777

Afraid of the VLA since days of Beebe.... returned first batch of 747 (5) and prefered the Tristar for decades. As discussed previously DALPA and the 777 have not been in good timing. And until the A333order the hope was a mix of 77W/789 moving forward. Now we got the A333 and must live with it for ...

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by xdlx
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11807

Re: Delta Pay Increase

OOER.... Easy sport! Not everyone can see the TRUTH, and I am glad you do. Lets not talk about all the things DL is good at, like keeping 80k+ employees fooled about their industry and the benefits the competition enjoys. For instance once you retire.... DL is the ONLY airline with a SS offset rule,...

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump 757 - Use, Store, Sell?
Replies: 72
Views: 17743

Re: Donald Trump 757 - Use, Store, Sell?

There is no landing pad at TT

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump 757 - Use, Store, Sell?
Replies: 72
Views: 17743

Re: Donald Trump 757 - Use, Store, Sell?

My concern is neither the VC25 (present) or the 800 (future) will land in KLGA, "Mogul" prefered airport of arrival into Manhatan. He has indicated a frequent shuttle between his "private residence" and the WH. Will they use a C32 for this? OR Perhaps a C37B? A V22 could do it un...

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by xdlx
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy
Replies: 68
Views: 23375

Re: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy

What ever happened to F and Y offerings. FC/ J / Premium Econ / Economy + / Econ - ... how many different products can you offer for the same TRIP?

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by xdlx
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would US & AA Look Like If They Never Merged?
Replies: 20
Views: 8151

Re: What Would US & AA Look Like If They Never Merged?

AA would still have retained some resemblance to an Airline. However the transformation is complete.... AA is the new Airways!

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by xdlx
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL IT Disruption
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: DL IT Disruption

A lot burning recently at JFK, first the 737 fire, now JFKOPS ....wassuuuup!

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports with old propliner service in 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 3029

Re: Airports with old propliner service in 2016

Info from orig post is about 6-10yrs old. OPF has done a good job to run everyone away. Slowly the few places you could find, DC3, DC4, and Convairliners has all but dissapear. SJU had their share, however the FAA has systematically in conjunction with Fuel prices conspired to make this type of oper...

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by xdlx
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phase out of Jetstream J31
Replies: 52
Views: 6464

Re: Phase out of Jetstream J31

Most 19 seaters are not going far enough for a potty, they where faster than the E110 or DH-6 and pressurized. But again if you are going .30m to .90m routes the efficiency of speed and pressurization where negligable. And did anyone say "SPAR BUMP" ! To add into the list of cons, on short...

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by xdlx
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR outlines retirement plans for A340 fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 4286

Re: AR outlines retirement plans for A340 fleet

Same cabin minus 2engines.... How much time you need for crew Fam?

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by xdlx
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant starts SJU and TTN
Replies: 30
Views: 3597

Re: Allegiant starts SJU and TTN

Perhaps F9 wants to go Tit for Tat and start SGJ-SJU. B6 flew it out of JAX with decent LF for about 2-3years and then dropped the route.
Lots of NE FL to SJU traffic that would prefer not to drive to SFB or MCO for nonstop, specially since I4 & I95 interchange is in FULL construction.

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by xdlx
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the MAX be ordered with other than Scimtar?
Replies: 7
Views: 1857

Re: Can the MAX be ordered with other than Scimtar?

So you only can get it with that double blade, not a raked tip version like the P8 avail?

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