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by ODwyerPW
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 34
Views: 5420

Re: Batir Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

Perhaps I missed a footnote in the specs, but has Airbus said that Flex Galleys and Lavs are not avail on the LR version? Doesnt make sense. The airline can still have a 220/240 pax layout but cargo/bags will be limited. Range will be lower but still higher than what airlines would have with the st...

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by ODwyerPW
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 34
Views: 5420

Re: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

So if folks everywhere start upgauging to A321LR.... without really needing the capability..... where will that put the frame's efficiency/fuel burn in relation to the 737-MAX10. I mean, you don't get Flex Galley's and Lavs with the A321LR, so stuffing 240pax is out.... So, you could end up with a p...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 34
Views: 5420

Re: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

I am not at all surprised by the runaway success that is the A321NEO (wow 1920). Just an incredible plane. However, the rate at which airlines are adopting the A321LR is simply amazing.

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dries her panties under airplane air vent (video)
Replies: 24
Views: 5207

Re: Woman dries her panties under airplane air vent (video)

It's clearly a child's underwear. The child could have wet themselves, the mother washed the underwear in the lavatory, and returned to dry it. All I see here is a resourceful mother. The commenters falling over themselves over this are either sexist ("she's crazy" "she's wet" b...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 6756

Re: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft

Really a nice plane. Lots of capability combined with good efficiency when compared to it's predecessors. (e.g. A340 and 777)

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 52
Views: 11314

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

pdt2f wrote:
I’m assuming you meant 230 pax and 240 pax?


Yes I did... 130 and 140 were typing errors. Thanks for the correction. I wish I could correct the original post I made.

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 52
Views: 11314

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Regarding capacity.. 737-MAX10 has a total length of 143', while the 321NEO has a total length of 146', slightly more than a seat row. So 737-10MAX max pax capacity is stated as 130pax, whereas A321NEO is stated as 140pax, certainly more than a seat row. It appears Airbus is doing quite a bit more p...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 34818

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

7MAX on the Flight Line. Looking forward to seeing this one fly. I wonder if they will do a redeux of the 8MAX hotrod video for it's first flight?

Image

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6031

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

In Nuuk, they will start expansion of their only runway this year at GOH (Nuuk Godthab). Currently, the runway is some 950m or 3000ft in length. The plan is to take it to the max length allowable under the terrain (mountain at one end, sea at the other) of 2200m or 7200ft. This will open up many pos...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40661

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Revelation wrote:
Fabulous aircraft.
Am not looking forward to knee-smashing "industry standard" 240 pax seating though.


You won't be seating 240pax in a long range version of the A321NEO. This is a 165-195 pax type plane.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40661

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

This is a very nice looking plane. Congradulations to Airbus. A321-251NX Airbus D-AVZO MSN7877 https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4704/26132314848_55ccff34e4_b.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4658/39106969785_4bee44447b_b.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4668/39106970295_b204269a90_b.jpg https://fa...

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qf789 wrote:
Oman Air 737MAX A4O-MA returning after a C1 flight

Image

https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 5580550144



That's a very nice livery.

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by ODwyerPW
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38586

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

YESSSS!!!!! Thank you ITC, finally some sense prevails. As for Boeing, somebody's getting fired today. and somebody at Boeing will find religion and start getting serious about new narrow body plane launches. launching this whole thing to protect the 7MAX, which is not going to get many sales anywa...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29752

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

Slash787 wrote:
B787-10 is basically a B777-200 Replacement


I agree... especially the 200A. For 200ER that don't use all the range.... the 787-10 is a good replacement for those as well.

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 receives certification from FAA
Replies: 32
Views: 8162

Re: Boeing 787-10 receives certification from FAA

Good on Boeing for not waiting too long to offer the simple stretch.
Going forward a few years... we will no doubt see ER/LR/HGW of the 789 and 7810.
Success (or lack thereof) of the 778 will determine if we ever see a followon 7811...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 221
Views: 52975

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Most A321s are currently configured around 190 seats; why would the A321neo be any different if it has the same fuselage? A high-density A321neo can carry 240 passengers. True. I should have worded that different. A321 economic advantages are huge if you are in high density config to take advantage...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 221
Views: 52975

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

With the 2017 tally includeing the the orderbooks the A321Neo now has 1,920 frames vs 339 for the B737Max 9/10 (combined). Has the Max10 changed anything considering that the A321Neo still has 85% of the orders in this segment? The overall failure of the 9MAX continues to disappoint me a bit... as ...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58077

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Congradulations! This is a nice order to keep the line going.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 58
Views: 10062

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

Yeah, I've got names for the 70-90 pax prop planes mentioned in the article too.. perhaps:

    EMB150 @ 70pax
    EMB160 @ 90pax

Going by existing Embraer 170 e Embraer 190 capacities.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?
Replies: 58
Views: 10062

Re: Embraer re-entering the Turboprop market?

Would love to see a modernized family of prop planes from Embraer: EMB105 Xingu Gen2 at 9 pax EMB110 Bandeirante Gen2 at 19pax EMB115 Brasilia Gen2 at 30pax EMB120 Gen2 at 37pax EMB125 Gen2 at 44pax EMB130 Gen2 at 50pax ;) Going by past/present EMB121, EMB110, EMB120, ERJ135, ERJ140, e ERJ145 capaci...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 248
Views: 17393

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Working Class or the Working Poor don't have as many vacation days as their counterparts in Europe might have. Sure a white collar worker might have 3 to 4 weeks of paid vacation, plus generous sick leave, after 10 years on the job.... but that's not true of the working poor. I think Western Europea...

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by ODwyerPW
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boneyard tours
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

Re: Boneyard tours

OOOooo... Thanks for the headsup. I have a place between the border and Tucson and get up their often when I'm not here in Mexico.

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by ODwyerPW
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 433
Views: 47795

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Would Boeing ever consider one more stretch of the E2 platform greater than the 195 (132 @ 31" pitch) to yield 148-150pax @ 31" pitch? A short range 737-7Max/737-700/A319/A320 replacement..... 3 flight attendants, 150 pax, 2000nmi range?

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by ODwyerPW
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boneyard tours
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

Re: Boneyard tours

I've been to Marana. Took a picture of the 944 (water bomber there).

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?
Replies: 26
Views: 3044

Re: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?

The fuel burn on the 328JET is just not good at all...(compare it to the ERJs). The 428JET didn't promise anything that would have corrected that. They wouldn't have survived the high fuel prices that arrived in 2004/2005. Interesting.. had they proceeded with the 728/928, we'd probably be talking a...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15312

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

By the time Boeing needs to replace the majority of it's 511 73G planes, the Leap1B may have seen a Pip or Two. Like many, I agree most will be replaced with the 8MAX. However, the 7MAX @ 32-33" pitch, carrying 150pax with 3 flight attendants is the perfect replacement on allot of the 122/137/1...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?
Replies: 44
Views: 9176

Re: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?

I goofed earlier... It's Envoy that is bringing 59 ERJ140s back from the desert.
(I'm a fan of the ERJ135 because it's one of the few passenger jets with decent pax capacity that can take off with a fair load from a 5k ft runway.)

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 6074

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

I'd like to see some Boeing manufacturing occur in Sáo José dos Campos, Sáo Paulo, Brazil. ;)

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?
Replies: 44
Views: 9176

Re: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?

Someone will take up those E135s quickly. 58 E140s are being reactivated from the desert at the moment for Compass.
Worldwide, there are very few 135s for sale at the moment. Very different from 2 years ago.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 46
Views: 8939

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

Wow,
I thought those were stored in Kingman AZ. Learn something new each day.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 17938

Re: Jamestown NY loses EAS, others get reprieve

But Lancaster PA, Hagerstown MD and Prescott AZ? wow

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 17938

Re: Jamestown NY loses EAS, others get reprieve

Saranac Lake has a large hospital that serves all of upstate. (read about Tuberculosis and the role the area played).

I can't imagine EAS going away there.

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 221
Views: 52975

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

The A320 family is 2.8" wider at shoulder level. So, that 6" difference at the at the cushion becomes 3" at the shoulder on the A320. Although the fuselage of the 737 is narrower, it's more oval, so the seats can be pushed further outboard than the A320, lessening the width disadvant...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 16857

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

A lot can happen in 15 years. Also, keep in mind, the 737 is based on the 707 which is a 60 year old design. So, now its a 25 year difference between the two... It has the same width dimensions of the upper lobe of the fuselage and a heavily modified section 41, nothing else. This was done to reuse...

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by ODwyerPW
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 35524

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

Welcome to the a.net board of armchair experts. We have CEOs/maintenance/pilots/FAs all with zero experience but happy to share their opinions as if they were in those positions. Don't forget fleet and route planners. ;p That said, some of the other photos that have just appeared show much more sub...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.
Replies: 39
Views: 9449

Re: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.

Have you been to Mozambique? 200Km is a half day's travel by car. Thank you for including that bit of reality. Members that hail from the US often do quick math..... 200km / 120kmph (70mph).... and arrive at under 2 hours as the answer... It's just not that simple in allot of places. Quite often th...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Trent 1000 woes. Grounded 787s.
Replies: 12
Views: 5787

Re: New Trent 1000 woes. Grounded 787s.

The Trent XWB is a derivative of the Trent1000. Have any of the A350's had any such issues? Is a different fan construction altogether?

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1159
Views: 197373

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

320-340 shorthaul asian people hauler? Boeing already has that...its called the 787-10. A 340pax 7810 is not going to have long haul capabilities...this is your high density asian shuttle... Develping the MOM for that space would be redundant.

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1159
Views: 197373

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Assume that Airbus announces the CS150 and the A320.5 (= 737-8 match) one year after MOM kick-off... Agree fully on the CS500. I'd go a step farther and say that the stretched A320.5 will also have a new carbon fibre wing.. as will the A321... and the stretched A322 (launched to fend off the lower ...

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by ODwyerPW
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?
Replies: 44
Views: 9176

Re: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?

and yet worldwide, you find very few E-135s for sale at the moment. the average transaction price for them has increased the last 18 months.

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service
Replies: 51
Views: 7063

Re: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service

RL757PVD wrote:
New jingle....Its a small fee after all?


We should close the thread now. No one will provide a better response than yours. Thanks for the moment of levity!!

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 245530

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

The first 737-7 MAX fuselage has begun its trip through the Renton Factory. https://twitter.com/aeroimageschris/status/932751560559308801 Oooo, I'd like to see that... Just to see if I can see where the section joins are... and if the door arrangements have changed. Honestly, I never saw any images...

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by ODwyerPW
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Regional Airports in the US?
Replies: 27
Views: 3436

Re: The Future of Regional Airports in the US?

The regional market is very tough because most people will vote for service with their walletsThat is being played out across the country, any regional airport that is within 2 hours of a major airport is bleeding traffic to those airports because people want the cheapest fare. The ironic thing is,...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain
Replies: 17
Views: 4152

Re: PHX Terminal 3 might be named for Sen. John McCain

As a property owner and business owner in Arizona (yes... I reside in Sonora as well)... I prefer it remain Sky Harbor. McCain has been and continues to be a good public servant, and I appreciate he endured mistreatment as a POW, but I'm generally opposed to these kind of broad accolades. Naming the...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 94
Views: 11182

Re: PIT remodeling airport

Getting rid of the longest runway? Sounds dumb to me. Can't they just paint a couple of yellow x's and call it good. It's going to bite them in the ass when they need it later. They have decades of operational data to help them make that decision. Current reality in the USA is that airports in Appa...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 94
Views: 11182

Re: PIT remodeling airport

I'm going to play devil's advocate. I spent all of my 20s and a bit of my 30s in Upstate NY. In the 1990s, the Albany County Airport which served the Capital District (Albany New York is the State Capital), received a much needed overhaul and a new name. The new terminal was gorgeous, the parking ga...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 124
Views: 30123

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

Olddog wrote:
Anyway, the FlyDubai PR team is still wondering what bus hit them yesterday and spoiled the party :)


Exactly. Poor folks. Got bested by a bunch of out of town airlines.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 251428

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

well. I don't want to go all Martha Stewart on you all... but I like the color of the cockpit... It's kind of a Charcoal / Clay / Pewter / White Ashes combo. Not as cold and harsh as the pure Grey/Silver/Black or as dated as pure Brown/Tan/Cream looks..

I like it.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 124
Views: 30123

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

I do see risk with Frontier. Their route network has frequently been changing. There is not much stability, which makes it really hard to know where they can put 200 more airplanes. They are adding like 85 routes. They don't advertise all the routes that they are cancelling, but in recent threads w...

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