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by xdlx
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1501
Views: 233144

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

They need Day to Day control, not a meeting twice a year.

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by xdlx
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK schedule extension late spring/early summer
Replies: 32
Views: 2378

Re: NK schedule extension late spring/early summer

Without PILOTS... under a reasonable contract, this is a pie in the sky!

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by xdlx
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6609

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

If they Truly want to aling with the VS product line an order of B787-900 would be a good start :white:

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by xdlx
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1501
Views: 233144

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Amazon is going to have to buy into a Certificate sooner rather than later. They have to realize that with ABX, ATSG, ATLAS and every other CMI deal will NOT prioritize their goals, and are only a temporary measure. IF they really want to control their destiny they must acquire a certificate, and br...

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by xdlx
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 144
Views: 18432

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

[code][/code]ONLY POSSIBLE in a Boeing

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by xdlx
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 52
Views: 6601

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

Why did RyanAir did not ordered the 737 with DUAL airstairs in L1 & L2?

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by xdlx
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7219

AA exiting San Juan gradually?

It appears that AA strategy in SJU is directly affected by the LCC/ULCC entry. They have exited traditional markets, most recently NYC an anchor market that has been served since AA started flying to SJU. Could the AA SJU Station be in jeopardy to become irrelevant? The Eagle feed has long been gone...

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by xdlx
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 124
Views: 19477

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

I flew yesterday 8/19/17 on a E190, with a INOP APU out of BOS. We did a ENG start at the gate and departed for a flawless 2.5h flight, with 96pax. The return flight from FL to BOS appeared 3/4 full at minimum as we disembarked. If the other metrics on the airplane are working out CASM, RASM, and th...

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by xdlx
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 11931

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

I think what this demonstrates is: Your "connection" to mainline is neither better or more profitable than the mainline service. We are coming full circle from the post 9/11 Explosion of growth when mainline carriers parked their 727 in lieu of 2.5 CRJ or ERJ. Regionals experience growth t...

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by xdlx
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 192
Views: 48794

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

ASQ400 wrote:
VCEflyboy wrote:
Does the a350 have the legs to fly JFK east Asia?

Yeah. It has some of the longest legs in the industry.
It could even do JFK-AKL


JFK-AKL .... Really! with a load of cotton I assume. And CERTAINLY not AKL-JFK, 1/2 routes do not count for city-pairs.

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by xdlx
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 6725

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

I respectfully suggest : Boeing XA32, XA33, XA35, XA38 for starters! It also provides room for next family :stirthepot:

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by xdlx
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines using King Air's?
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Re: Airlines using King Air's?

The King Air, utilized by Wheels Up is delivered with club seating. A commuter seating option is avail for the King Air and IIRC you can fly the 200 with 10 seats (9pax) and the 300/350 go to 13 or so seats in a 2 seats per row config. This arrangement is a bit cramped for airline ops, specially if ...

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by xdlx
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Island Air issues with the ATR
Replies: 67
Views: 9463

Re: Island Air issues with the ATR

Going back to APU, still do not understand why the APU is not an OPTION with the ATR.

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by xdlx
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 74
Views: 10691

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

Did they order with APU or just Prop-Brake?

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by xdlx
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SILVER AIRWAYS NEW ATR Order
Replies: 2
Views: 561

SILVER AIRWAYS NEW ATR Order

Silver orders ATR, a great UPG to the S340. However the order shows 4 aircraft TBD during Q4 of 2017. The next batch arriving in 2020. That is 24mo with initial 4 frames, before the 5th and subsequent replacements begin to arrive. Is this a trial Period? Would these come with APU ( needed in So. FL ...

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767s - a dying breed?
Replies: 106
Views: 15735

Re: B767s - a dying breed?

Above some members are hot and bothered over how much FBW the airplane has, but that's a second order issue. Airbus had some unfortunate fatalities due to issues with its early FBW technology. Seems there was some merit in letting the technology mature a bit before jumping into it, IMHO. Can you pr...

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by xdlx
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767s - a dying breed?
Replies: 106
Views: 15735

Re: B767s - a dying breed?

How about doing what they did with 737 series? An updated 767 700/800/900 series based on the 2/3/400 series with newer technology and updated economics.

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 82
Views: 8513

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

How much could a Q300 or Q400 Level IV sim cost? Running this 24h a day, should get your time up rather quickly!
The 1500H do not have to be on type? how about a King Air 350 if the Sim is non existent?

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.
Replies: 51
Views: 9485

Re: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.

Ok so AS just hinted recently they have about 70 frames to dispose/replace as they go thru their Acquisition of VA, I am certain UA can get those Buses and not the fleas that come with NK model of ULCC.

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by xdlx
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 10701

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

I still do not understand why in ATL they do not utilize 10/28 for Southbound departures. They use it mostly for Arrivals, it appears to me given the .10m taxi from the terminals and long taxi to it, it would be ideal to stage departures to FL and points in the SE. During a recent evening shower, we...

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Characteristics Of The ERJ-190
Replies: 28
Views: 14065

Re: Flight Characteristics Of The ERJ-190

Just Learned the ENVOY 175 where ordered WITHOUT "Yaw Damper" Option. Sure those F/A in the 2nd jumpseat must ENJOY IT after 4 legs.....

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: E-170/175 Motion Sickness Question
Replies: 29
Views: 3739

Re: E-170/175 Motion Sickness Question

Some E170/E175s in the US don't have Yaw Dampners, as it was an option. Our E175s at Envoy don't. If you must ride on an E175, try not to sit father back than the point of the MLG, if you're prone to motion sickness. Are you serious? How much did they saved on that option ? Sure they can buy a lot ...

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where do you see commercial aviation in 50 yrs?
Replies: 30
Views: 1716

Re: Where do you see commercial aviation in 50 yrs?

Ryanair and Spirit will figure how to get 220 folks in a small narrow body and charge them for breathing! .... Fare is FREE !!!

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 41
Views: 7007

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

Folks how many times do we have to beat the horse dead. THE A321NEXT MILENIUM will never make it to B757 performance of 35years ago! Put it to rest....
Perhaps if Airbus called it the A329 it would be easy to see the next performance level is the A332.

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by xdlx
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 150
Views: 21518

Re: United CEO Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

Funny that its comes from Scott Kirby, who was 2IC to Doug Parker when they jointly decided to transform America West into a low cost carrier after 9/11 - they even changed the stock market code to LCC. I guess he has to defend his territory somehow. https://s31.postimg.org/jagsti6q3/smile.gif mari...

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by xdlx
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 36823

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

MIA is certainly doable for higher yields during the winter. Just do not know how they plan to deal with AA, when they decide the pesky F9 is siphoning revenue away. How many frames do they need to make this happen?

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: These airlines charge you the most in extra fees - Spirit leads the way
Replies: 17
Views: 1796

Re: These airlines charge you the most in extra fees - Spirit leads the way

thewizbizman wrote:
Wonder where Delta is on the chart.


They PAID, NOT to be ON IT!

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 38523

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

Time for Delta to pick up more cheap used aircraft! I hope you're joking. This line is getting very old. Anytime an airline plans to retire an aircraft everyone says "Delta!" Dude look at the flightline..... DELTA has the more mixed and seasoned combination of types of any MAJOR CARRIER. ...

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation
Replies: 64
Views: 10763

Re: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation

I wonder what DL would do with such dilema.... I rather take KLM and leave CDG and the whole AF deal behind, but I think AF and DL have more synergies.

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28694

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

What a joke? I guess the weekend help tried to put out the storm, before the Legal Team arrived on Monday. Folks you buy a seat ( ultimately any seat ) in a "UTILITARIAN SERVICE from: A to B"..... I assume this was the ATLJNB sector where she "HAD to HAVE" that seat... get a life!

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by xdlx
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas 767-300 non-er question
Replies: 17
Views: 4856

Re: Deltas 767-300 non-er question

DL SANATL in a 739.....ouch!

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by xdlx
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 151
Views: 20433

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

The only reason of the initial question, they just refered to the 359 as the "flagship"... and as others mentioned the remaining NW love affair with Airbus. Based on the responses, the community feels the A33HW is the best fit for DL....oh well!

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by xdlx
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 151
Views: 20433

How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

Now that the ink on the transfer of the first A359 to DL how soon do airliners.n anticipates to them switching the 330NEO orders to A359?

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by xdlx
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 12315

Re: Air India adds LAX

This is another Polar Route like JFK, EWR, ORD....

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by xdlx
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)
Replies: 40
Views: 6089

Re: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)

No L188 but a Viscount

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by xdlx
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10470

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

As a WORLDWIDE Ferry Pilot, I can say sometimes we have no other option than to carry the CASH. AFRICA, INDIA, EAST ASIA are areas of the world where there is no other way to PAY for Services. Folks NOT EVERYONE TAKES a CC and CASH IS KING...... AFRICA wants NEW $100 bills for their payment. ONLY!!!!

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by xdlx
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique
Replies: 91
Views: 15977

Re: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique

The ONLY way this works is if they fly the MIA SCHED 4 days a week and the ATL 2 days a week with one day for MTC. Block times from PTP/FDF to ATL and back will exceed 8-9h when they fly the route, they use those planes to fly to OTHER points also, so unless they add frames to the network I do not s...

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by xdlx
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???
Replies: 34
Views: 10552

Re: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???

From the day DL decided CARGO was not important in SJU the WB are gone all you get is 738/9/A319/20 when a 757 shows up there is a party!

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by xdlx
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future commuter aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 7132

Re: Future commuter aircraft

I still see EMB 120NG as the best entry to this segment. With a streamlined wing EMBRAER could get the 29-35 seat market all to themselves.

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by xdlx
Wed May 31, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business model of early US airlines within airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 2747

Re: Business model of early US airlines within airlines

Yes all Mainline DL 737 had 12F/95Y as they migrated to DLX they converted to 119Y

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by xdlx
Mon May 29, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Island Air issues with the ATR
Replies: 67
Views: 9463

Re: Island Air issues with the ATR

250kts in a 72? going downhill ONLY

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by xdlx
Mon May 29, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business model of early US airlines within airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 2747

Re: Business model of early US airlines within airlines

#3 AL Mentioned 1. p2p only, however pax transfer to mainline allowed 2. no Interline...no codeshare 3. Yes 4. No OBE, Beverage Service Beer/Wine/Spirits for sale. 5. OW prices available 6. Active maybe 36-42 Acft 737-200ADV. 7. Fleet was in transition from MNL to DLX, NO CREW SHARING Profitable dur...

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by xdlx
Sat May 27, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Donates N707JT
Replies: 57
Views: 16255

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: 5
Views: 1311

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: 6387

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: 64
Views: 9010

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: 52
Views: 6601

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: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does Aeromexico have both US-registered and Mexican-registered planes?
Replies: 19
Views: 3429

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: 52
Views: 6601

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: 52
Views: 6601

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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