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by PlanesNTrains
Fri May 24, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 162
Views: 24083

Re: AS trying to get B6

tphuang wrote:
I think the entire thread is a waste. .


Agreed. Not because B6 or AS aren't worthy to talk about - they are - but it's all based on another baseless rumor that for whatever reason us lemmings just fall over the cliff for.

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu May 23, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 162
Views: 24083

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

At the end of the day, AS needed VX to thwart a strengthened B6. Everything else is gravy. You can argue all day long about the outcome of the merger but you can’t argue that B6+VX wouldn’t have trapped AS in SEA/PDX or that B6+VX wouldn’t have put AS in a tough spot on the west coast. In short, th...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu May 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 162
Views: 24083

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

At the end of the day, AS needed VX to thwart a strengthened B6. Everything else is gravy. You can argue all day long about the outcome of the merger but you can’t argue that B6+VX wouldn’t have trapped AS in SEA/PDX or that B6+VX wouldn’t have put AS in a tough spot on the west coast. In short, the...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu May 23, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 162
Views: 24083

Re: AS trying to get B6

The AS babies, on this form and at the airline, will cry until the end of times if the Alaska name goes away. Within the PacNW the employees & many customers have gargantuan unrealistic opinions of how great their average airline is. I'm not sure today what AS saw in VX other than preventing B6...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed May 22, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11235

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

I have to wonder if the trains are past their shelf life and capacity. Possibly time to reconfigure connect the North and South satellite into one large satellite with a bridge and a train. The option to walk or use moving sidewalks and avoid the train is nice, especially if the train breaks. I may...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon May 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: SEA spotting yesterday....interesting items
Replies: 8
Views: 2854

Re: SEA spotting yesterday....interesting items

SEA is an airport that you wouldn’t want to have an overrun off the north end of the runway at.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun May 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11235

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

One last option... why don't we give up on the current SEA configuration and build a new terminal down the middle where 16C and T presently are... Once the terminal is built you could destroy the existing terminal along International BLVD and build a new runway. You would then have two approach str...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun May 19, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11235

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

32andBelow wrote:
Alaska could free up so much space by routing the ANC based connecting pax through Portland.


Delta could free up so much space by building their connecting hub in Portland.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun May 19, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11235

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

What about Vashon Island: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405251 :-) I remember that thread. The airport of that size would only be a Bajillion-Fafillion Dollars. True lol. But the discussion in that thread ultimately covered the same litany of options that I’m sure we’ll o...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun May 19, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11235

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405251

:-)
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What about Vashon Island:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405251

:-)

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat May 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 162
Views: 24083

Re: AS trying to get B6

Blueknows wrote:
Pilots are talking about AS in NYC trying to 8 billion dollar B6 acquisition. Think its all BS... What does everyone think?


Baseless rumor - what should we think that hasn't been discussed before?

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed May 15, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 10202

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

Pretty sure Alaska is entering contract negotiations and that Scope is top of that list. QX has a bunch of 175's that have been upped to the 89K weight limit which has really rung the alarm bells. I am sure the 175E2 is dead in the US. No pilot group has any reason to give in on the Scope arguement...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed May 15, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 10834

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

Most of this could not be any more incorrect if you tried. Leave the interviewing advice to those who know what they are talking about. Next. What exactly is incorrect? Can you please give some examples? Just like on the railroad boards, it’s all opinion. Enilria’s list is probably valid for who he...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed May 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 81
Views: 15377

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

OneJet!!! California Pacific Best way to fly a regional airline is to just operate for a big airline. At least you’ve got some financial security. Even with Via’s small fleet of 12, you can do it. (Air Wisconsin operated about 10 for UAX before becoming exclusively a UAX carrier). It’s boring, but ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue May 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 10202

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

I still think the E2 has AS written all over it. They’re not under any scope clause issues, are they? I would love to see AS get an E190-E2 or perhaps E195-E2 but not sure it's in the cards. The E175-E2 obviously could work, but the issue becomes resale value if it never gets traction as-is. In the...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue May 14, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet
Replies: 743
Views: 164399

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Folks, N923VA was literally just repainted following the cabin refresh a couple of weeks ago. I should hope it still looks brand new. It was the last A21N delivered in VX livery. N923VA was literally the very first "word" in this entire thread, as the last bird delivered in VX colors. Mak...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue May 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 81
Views: 15377

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Gulfstream500 wrote:
nws2002 wrote:
steeler83 wrote:
Another airline??? You mean other airlines have tried this -- and failed??? Like who??? ;) ;) ;)


Haha, someone should forward them the history of Independence Air and Express Jet.

OneJet!!!


California Pacific

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue May 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 10202

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

Besides US market and its scopes, the program is "full steam ahead" for the third member of the family: the E175-E2 ... first flight is due in first quarter of 2020 ... Wasn't first flight planned for late 2019 before? Does that mean a delay for EIS into 2022 then? Source:https://www.aino...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon May 13, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19088

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Just to remember that on according to the March 31, 2019 report, EMBRAER has 196 firm orders to delivery plus 250 options for the model E175-E1 ... Good thing they developed the E2 so they could still rely on the E1. It'd be interesting to see the MRJ v E2 comparison. I'll have to do a little searc...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon May 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 858
Views: 150967

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Veigar wrote:
Anyone else just not buying this ULR stuff? Who would want to sit on an aircraft for THAT long? I mean, I get aviation enthusiasts, but it seems like a bit much..


The people doing it everyday around the world maybe?

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon May 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14283

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

workhorse wrote:
As someone who regularly flies to/from/in China, this is good news for me. Maybe it's the only good news about what's happening, but still a good one.

Less of those Crampliners in the skies... Now, if only we could do the same in Europe...


How would there be less?

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon May 13, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 37
Views: 6819

Re: Brussels Airlines narrowbody fleet to be rebranded as Eurowings

Maybe it's just me but do most people even notice the paint on the outside of the aircraft? I guess I'm used to US jetways/airports where it's often challenging to really get a good look at the aircraft at the gate. Don't get me wrong - on this side of it, I want as many schemes as possible. In the ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon May 13, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19088

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

The real push should be for passengers who buy a ticket on Delta who get on a delta branded flight to have delta pilots and FAs working the flight, be it on a 777, 737, or E175. Why? My regional jet flights arrive on time. The crews are generally friendly. They aren't falling out of the sky. Why sh...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon May 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 10202

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

EMBSPBR wrote:
First pics ... first E195-E2 Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras SA



How can it be "first pics" when you just quoted them in the previous reply which, in turn, was previously posted??

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon May 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14283

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Boeing is a US-government subsidized company, both directly and indirectly - and that's apart from it also being integral to the military industrial complex. It's galling to witness the US righteously accuse other countries of subsidizing their industries and then imposing either punitive sanctions...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon May 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19088

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

The real push should be for passengers who buy a ticket on Delta who get on a delta branded flight to have delta pilots and FAs working the flight, be it on a 777, 737, or E175. Why? My regional jet flights arrive on time. The crews are generally friendly. They aren't falling out of the sky. Why sh...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon May 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14283

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It's not "Trump policy", it's "US policy". Or is it "Xi Jinping threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy"? I'm not pro-tariff necessarily, but at the same time we are going to have to take the hit sooner or later with China - might as well be now. Boeing has taken a fe...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon May 13, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 44197

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Found this in the "American Airlines Network 2019" thread...mind it does say "estimated" but still nice to see that we're more profitable than MIA by a healthy margin! Hope this finally puts the last nail in the coffin of the talk about PHX being de-hubbed! tphuang wrote: intere...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat May 11, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 858
Views: 150967

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I fully expect the GE engine to have even lower TSFC. It has variable turbine cooling, more precise turbine clearance control, and a rediculous number of cooling looks on the engine. All of that stuff adds weight and cost to the engine, all benefits long haul fuel burn. The competition is still too...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat May 11, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet
Replies: 743
Views: 164399

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

hiflyeras wrote:
I was surprised to see at SEA today an AS 737-800 in the 'old' paint scheme. I wonder how many are left unpainted amongst the Boeing airframes?


I saw one in PHX the other day.

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri May 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 47
Views: 7797

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

The poor captain...likely has at least his left leg crushed. Might have ended his career. :( I think that's premature to assume that! Considering that after they posted that, the airline said that the captain received "minor injuries" and only one passenger remained hospitalized, I think ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri May 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 47
Views: 7797

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

I’m still wondering the sequence of collision because the damage is in the front, yet the fuel truck is in the back…. In addition, the propeller is damaged. :roll: :?: :banghead: :airplane: Truck hits the nose area - plane spins around it's axis - prop hits the truck during the spin - then truck im...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri May 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 47
Views: 7797

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

I’m still wondering the sequence of collision because the damage is in the front, yet the fuel truck is in the back…. In addition, the propeller is damaged. :roll: :?: :banghead: :airplane: We've seen these types of accidents before in other transport modes. I've seen train accidents where a vehicl...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri May 10, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 40
Views: 3834

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

#SunCountryAirlines

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri May 10, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Not sure if this has been mentioned yet...in commercial jets would it be possible to install a device or control that could lock the overhead compartments (operated by the pilots or cabin crew) in the event of an emergency that would require evacuation of an aircraft? Yes. I'd review the thread if ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu May 09, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6293

Re: California Pacific for sale

The California Pacific name/brand has zero value. This is all about the operating certificate. Investors are trying to jumpstart a startup somewhere. Let’s not mistake “name” and “value!” As a brand for example what would attract Californian’s? What name feels more “warm and fuzzy” to Californians?...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu May 09, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA
Replies: 27
Views: 3584

Re: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA

Are we really supposed to believe that a flight attendant operating NY-FL traffic just happens, out of the blue, to be antisemitic to these particular jews? These flights probably see tons of jews every day. While I don't know the facts, NY-FL would be akin to an FA commenting about Mexicans on MKE...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed May 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...
Replies: 33
Views: 4232

Re: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...

Currently at PAE waiting for my connecting flight to PHX. What a lovely airport! Such a relaxed feeling, with non existent queues for check in/security. They did a really good job with the interior. Only thing is that the gate area is a bit crowded with 2-3 flights departing in close succession. Al...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed May 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 270
Views: 29259

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Boeing has screwed up with the Max big time, but I am sure it was not intentional, the big controller is Boeing has and will be paying a huge price for this screw up. Time will tell if they fix their culture, for decades it was nicknamed the "Lazy B" as a place to work, that does not prod...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed May 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 270
Views: 29259

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

In 777X rollout thread someone lectured me that Boening is a great company, with similar praise to 777 and 787, and "a best narrowbody ever" on top of that. ET crashed 2 days later. Was that you, by any chance? What a bizarre, self-indulgent flame. Rush job may be the incorrect term - it ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed May 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 270
Views: 29259

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

777 is best of breed, and after its teething pains, 787 also is best of breed, and 777x has a good chance to be best in its category.. In 777X rollout thread someone lectured me that Boening is a great company, with similar praise to 777 and 787, and "a best narrowbody ever" on top of tha...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue May 07, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 92
Views: 6474

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

I’d fly on it. Why not? I flew on DC10’s and lived to tell about it. People flew on the Concorde after a piece of metal brought it down. One thing to keep in mind is that Boeing and the airlines are vested in moving on from this dark point. Just like our friend BGM is pushing one narrative, they’ll...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue May 07, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 92
Views: 6474

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Barclays is out with a research note downgrading Boeing. They cite a survey with these results: Willingness to fly on MAX After Grounding is Lifted: 19% Immediately 20% After a Few Months 23% After a Year or More 21% Never 17% Don't Know. I have a hard time believing this. I think the results would...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue May 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 92
Views: 6474

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

And once again many American posters on this board just gloss over the issue. Excuses abound, it'll all be fine etc etc. :sarcastic: People often compare this to other air disasters where the passengers forget over time. However, most of those were before the 24/7 news, social media etc. I've heard...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue May 07, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7125

Re: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

MaksFly wrote:
Seems like rather a timing excuse. They were looking for a reason to cancel and did. Could have been for any, Max or Airbus too.


I thought they said it had nothing to do with the accident?

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue May 07, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6293

Re: California Pacific for sale

I think PDX. Pdx is neglected by Alaska, has a large enough population to justify service to many cities, and is fragmented enough that a new/hip startup could gain some traction. PLUS Sir Branson would live to piss in AS's Wheaties. Just because AS doesn't have the same flight schedule at PDX as S...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon May 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130268

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

For those that still haven’t seen it....watch the in cabin approach and initial touchdown video filmed from the left side just in front of the engine. I can’t seem to find it from its initial post on this or the previous page, looks as if it was deleted. IMO this approach looks very normal to me......

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