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by Utah744
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RA-96006 ex Domodedovo Airlines airborn
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: IL-96 RA-96006 flew again after 10 years of storage

Hope it gets some new paint.

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by Utah744
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 23386

Re: Delta Strives to Reach New Heights...Gay Porno

jetero wrote:
Oooooooooooooo I love it.

Northwest Airlines was ultra-modern and corrupted poor innocent Delta.

The NWA I worked wasn't ultra-modern. It was a dinosaur that made money.

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by Utah744
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12499

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

sunking737 wrote:
Gee that's the same photo I saw yesterday. Folks will complain about it like all the other airlines, that have come out the last couple of years. ITs WAY BETTER then the current UAL

I think your logo was the best. I am partial though.

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by Utah744
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 25069

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

CALTECH wrote:
jumbojet wrote:
article mentioned the plane, a Boeing 787-900, only had 180 passengers on board. A rather light load don't you think?


But still a heavier load than the Delta 787-9 flying the same route.


Delta doesn't fly the B-787 (any variety) the order was cancelled years ago.

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by Utah744
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?
Replies: 65
Views: 8314

Re: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?

How is that concept working for WOW and Iccelandair?

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by Utah744
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 10325

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

The Port of Seattle needs to reward airlines that upgage and fly widebodies into Seatac and cut slots for small airliners. Eventually every flight from airline hubs and major cities into Seattle will be widebodies Ah, you are a DL spy! :o AS, WN, B6, etc could not participate because they are narro...

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by Utah744
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 25069

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

Wonder when they realized they were running way over their projected fuel burn. It is hard to believe it all of a sudden happened the last hour before landing. If they overflew Fiji (NAN) with it's 11,500' runway they may have some explaining to do. No one wants to make an extra stop but you've got ...

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by Utah744
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 10325

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

The Port of Seattle needs to reward airlines that upgage and fly widebodies into Seatac and cut slots for small airliners. Eventually every flight from airline hubs and major cities into Seattle will be widebodies

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by Utah744
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS 787 MOU with Boeing lapses
Replies: 29
Views: 6359

Re: MAS 787 MOU with Boeing lapses

gatibosgru wrote:
I'm sure A would be happy to send some 330NEOs their way :P

Would A be willing to take back some A-380s? If yes, a deal.

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by Utah744
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific
Replies: 25
Views: 6437

Re: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific

Typically on my flights from Japan to the US there was often a large fleet of Japanese fishing boats 600-800 miles off the coast. Hundreds of them following the schools of fish. I don't remember red and green lights but lots of white lights.

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by Utah744
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX
Replies: 75
Views: 12290

Re: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX

I see Alaska pulling a Delta and protect their turf with lower fares and see how long SY will last.

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by Utah744
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10502

Re: Air France Us expansion

compensateme wrote:
The OP is probably fairly young, I wouldn’t be too hard on him...

Don't be hard on old people too. For that matter how about being nice to all people.

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by Utah744
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6865

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

chiki wrote:
Very good exercise, its just shows how much more pollution you contribute when you flies First or Bus, really wonder how it compares with pvt jets, trains

What kind of routing over the Atlantic would the trains take?

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by Utah744
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16602

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

Is it just me, or are the engines on the 75's particularly prone to failure? Seems like DL has had a number of in-flight emergencies with its 757 engines. You have to wonder if DL is flying them a bit past their prime and should have ordered the A321s earlier. I had 4 year as a B757 Captain. One st...

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by Utah744
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada dash 8-100
Replies: 46
Views: 5857

Re: Air Canada dash 8-100

stinson108 wrote:
30 years! That’s seems old for a commercial bird.
Must be a great design and a money maker to be hanging around that long

Delta will probably pick them up. :D

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by Utah744
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 27245

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Erebus wrote:
Ah, so he's realised that throwing A380s/779s to every destination won't stick and that it is time to opt for smaller darts. :duck:

The Swearengen Metroliner?

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by Utah744
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9789

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

iahcsr wrote:
Pyrex wrote:
Just flew HNL-EWR this week (connecting from Hawaiian), that airport is a complete craphole, not sure $200 million would be enough even if they threw it all at HNL.

Are you referring to HNL in general or UA’s station specifically ?

Maybe he was referring to EWR. :lol:

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by Utah744
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 26487

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

NYPECO wrote:
"A100-1000" sounds very strange.

If Hawaiian bought them they could call them "Hawaii 5-0s"

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by Utah744
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 5747

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

Two little tidbits:
1. The only people NW treated worse than their employees were their passengers.
2. A sewage treatment North of Fargo was named by their pilots Lake Nyrop.

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by Utah744
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 6702

Re: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell

[quote=. On a not so related note, did NWA employ a sizeable amount of Dutch speaking cabin crew? I know we have Dutch speakers on our AMS flights but not sure if NWA did as well (considering they had so many AMS flights).[/quote] According to Wiki 90-93% of Dutch speak English. Probably higher on D...

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by Utah744
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9917

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

[quote="l DL tried HND from DTW, it didn't work out well for them. But seems to be functioning better from MSP. Slots are pretty tight into the HND market to begin with, not sure of the Japanese market will ease up at least for the run of the Olympics.[/quote] If I remember correctly (I could b...

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by Utah744
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 10621

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

[quote
But hey, might put out the volcano[/quote]

Steam

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by Utah744
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 103
Views: 10963

Re: Delta to Start Service at ORH

Prost wrote:
One of my first layovers was in ORH on a NW DC-9-10. Late 1980s of course.

We might have flown together. I upgraded to DC-9 Captain in 1985 and remember the feeling that we were landing on a carrier with that steep cliff landing to the west. The morning departure was really early too.

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by Utah744
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauges Second HPN-ATL flight to Mainline
Replies: 13
Views: 2530

Re: DL Upgauges Second HPN-ATL flight to Mainline

I found it interesting for a couple of reasons. HPN going to all mainline to ATL is nice upgage and one less RJ to ATL. I flew DC-9-30s into NPN from DTW for years and the route did well. I'm sure ATL will too. FWIW "Let the Lion roar."

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by Utah744
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 782
Views: 70378

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJ8f5U ... e=youtu.be

Just 77 miles.. For Texas drivers an easy 45 minute drive. :D
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Longhornmaniac wrote:
Looks like the new Food and Fuel/Cell Lot is opening sometime in July.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJ8f5U ... e=youtu.be

Just 77 miles.. For Texas drivers an easy 45 minute drive. :D

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by Utah744
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.
Replies: 7
Views: 3056

Re: Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.

Great find. Thanks for sharing. Amazing video.

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by Utah744
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1875

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

Having Greg Hyslop and hypersonic in the same sentence is a little scary.

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by Utah744
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 219
Views: 37071

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

[/quote]

Robert Hays from “Airplane” was on the flight! That’s worth the price of the flight right there![/quote]

Was he nervous and sweating?

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by Utah744
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog opens cargo door in flight
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: Dog opens cargo door in flight

I had to check the calendar real quick to see if it was April 1st.

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by Utah744
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats
Replies: 72
Views: 15549

Re: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats

Are they going to try the NEOs next?

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by Utah744
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4472

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

I think we'll see Pigs fly first.

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by Utah744
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 25 Years from Today: What will Airlines Look Like?
Replies: 20
Views: 2185

Re: 25 Years from Today: What will Airlines Look Like?

Delta's newest plane will roll off the production line this year.

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by Utah744
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 10319

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Too bad he didn't do that in PHX today with a plane that had been on the ground an hour. Aero BBQ.

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by Utah744
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils hypersonic aircraft concept
Replies: 33
Views: 10272

Re: Boeing unveils hypersonic aircraft

To infinity and beyond.

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by Utah744
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternate Airport for KLAS
Replies: 20
Views: 2464

Re: Alternate Airport for KLAS

While I don’t work for Southwest, I have seen IFP (Bullhead City-Laughlin). It’s definitely the “we know you’re going to get into LAS with no problems but we legally need an alternate and we don’t have a lot of extra weight to play with for alternate fuel” alternate. Along the same vein ING (Kingma...

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by Utah744
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO
Replies: 35
Views: 6321

Re: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO

I don't know if this is still the case, but I recall areas without security fences but merely a "moat" between the road and the concourse. It struck me as odd there was no fence but I figured I wouldn't really want to swim across any body of water in FL. That won't protect against a pole ...

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by Utah744
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7297

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

What about the weight & balance? Surely the pilots got it via paper or electronically. Either way they should have seen ZERO for baggage. Now if someone put in a weight that they THOUGHT was loaded that is also a safety of flight violation. Yes, someone is going to be in trouble. Better hope thi...

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by Utah744
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12398

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

rikkus67 wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Canada_Flight_797 ...scroll down to the "Aftermath" paragraph.


When I would fly that aircraft I'd always tell the FAs this story and always got wide open eyeballs. Made my day.

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by Utah744
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23361

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Close the gap with AA first.

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by Utah744
Tue May 29, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 11412

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

PEK777 wrote:
The Mighty 757? There are an increasing number on the second hand market.

Have you ever seen a B757 spool up their engines on takeoff? You OFTEN will see mini tornadoes coming from the ground into the 40K+ engines. It would be a one trip plane.

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by Utah744
Tue May 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VMC roll?
Replies: 11
Views: 1794

Re: VMC roll?

Imagine three guys in a canoe - one paddling on the left side, one paddling on the right side, and the third working the rudder in back. The guy on the left gets mad at the other two and sticks his paddle in the water, or maybe even paddles backwards to spite them (think thrust reverser deployment)...

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by Utah744
Fri May 25, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 77
Views: 7472

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

I think Georgia was referring to this from Wiki "This resulted in an even larger exodus through the port of Mariel, where an improvised flotilla of Cuban exiles from Miami in small pleasure boats and commercial shrimping vessels brought Cuban citizens who wished to leave the island. Within week...

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by Utah744
Fri May 25, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 58
Views: 8467

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

Wow. Time flies and it's April first all over again.

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by Utah744
Mon May 14, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23688

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

I bet the 330 Captain didn't think he'd get a "piece of tail" on this trip.

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by Utah744
Thu May 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 16168

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

NameOmitted wrote:
Obviously they're buying B6... All threads eventually go to a B6 merger.


Is this before or after the B6 - HA merger?

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by Utah744
Thu May 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 224
Views: 31277

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

This thread might make Spirit charge more for "quieter" seats.

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by Utah744
Sun May 06, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 83
Views: 8250

Re: Texas International

Two words: Frank Lorenzo

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by Utah744
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27148

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Plain and simple, I don't want to find myself and love ones or for that matter any one having to deal with the Engine Stops PAX Swim (ETOPS) Scenarios. Please note there are lot of hungry JAWS between West Coast and the Hawaiian Islands. Sharks eat seals and other mammals, which live near the mainl...

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by Utah744
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crews on first flights (longhaul)
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Re: Crews on first flights (longhaul)

I was supposed to fly the NWA inaugural SEA-OOG. The day before a Chief Pilot called me and said he was taking the flight. Poor me, I got to stay home and of course got paid. I flew them for the next 3 months before moving on to the B744.

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