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by exFWAOONW
Fri May 25, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 24
Views: 2472

Re: Cockpit location

With a WWII era bubble canopy, the pilots could be placed just about anywhere on the fuselage. Though I wouldn't care for one on the belly. I'd hate to see what that does to drag.

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by exFWAOONW
Fri May 25, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines and Gate Use
Replies: 16
Views: 1391

Re: Airlines and Gate Use

One other consideration is labor contracts. At some (most) carriers, ferrying A/C to/from gate require mechanics perform this operation. Many smaller stations do not have enough work to justify staffing mechanics just to have someone around to move planes. So the "easy" solution is to leav...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri May 25, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights circumventing certain territories
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: Flights circumventing certain territories

It was a lot of fun back when the US-Asia flights couldn't overfly the USSR or China.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu May 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 112
Views: 14089

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

clrd4t8koff wrote:
exFWAOONW wrote:
Properly cared-for DC3s are still flying, so what is your point?


Op clearly stated their point. If you missed it that's on you.


My next sentence clearly addresses what I believed to be his point. Selectively quoting me is't on me.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu May 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seoul Hub How long did it last?
Replies: 19
Views: 3971

Re: Northwest Airlines Seoul Hub How long did it last?

I am fascinated that less than daily flights help qualify a place to be called a hub. It was more like a connecting point, at best. ...except that the fundamental definition of hub is an operation timed specifically to facilitate connections. There isn't exactly a size or frequency minimum. Yes, bu...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu May 24, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 112
Views: 14089

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

Properly cared-for DC3s are still flying, so what is your point? Do you really expect the airlines to spend billions on shiny aluminum tubes on your $99 round trip fare?

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by exFWAOONW
Wed May 23, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 62
Views: 7566

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

I believe there is still a law on the books that non-military air craft cannot emit a sonic boom over mainland USA. If you take out your potentially largest markets, the economics get very hard to justify.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue May 22, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seoul Hub How long did it last?
Replies: 19
Views: 3971

Re: Northwest Airlines Seoul Hub How long did it last?

I am fascinated that less than daily flights help qualify a place to be called a hub. It was more like a connecting point, at best.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat May 19, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9293

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

Just when you think pax behavior has sunk to its lowest, it always finds a way to go lower.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat May 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 405
Views: 61009

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Not to speak for others, but when it was said, paraphrased, "thankfully, it not a US carrier", my first thought was not about Cubans dying being a lesser tragedy, but rather, it's much more likely that I do not know anyone involved. The chances of it directly affecting me is not as great. ...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue May 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 71
Views: 11043

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

Because it's not a country. All airlines around the world (except the ones we all know) should do the same. There are many countries that would disagree. Even the United Nations gave Israel a seat on the Security Council. Each member has veto power. To answer the OP. You cannot just fly from countr...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat May 12, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 941
Views: 56343

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I see WN 1413 TPA MDW circled east of Grissom Air Base, then went to INDY. Anybody know the reason? Diverted from Midway due to weather. Others did as well. Just circled to try to wait it out then had to divert. Others diverted to Indy? I was at work so wasn’t able to watch what was going on for mo...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed May 09, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 941
Views: 56343

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I see WN 1413 TPA MDW circled east of Grissom Air Base, then went to INDY. Anybody know the reason?

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18040

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

For those who see diversion as the only way to go: If the issue was indeed pulmonary, then a rapid descent for a diversion could actually make the problem worse (rapid air pressure change), and cause the patient more discomfort.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 5717

Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

You mean like the guy who was killed while being subdued? That is a very slippery slope to walk.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 11136

Re: McDonnell 220

alggag wrote:
Looks like a mini B58.

That was my first thought as well.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3187

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

The IAM did me no favors, hence my screenname.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A320 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 8309

Re: American A320 Retirement

Did AA route the 320s on longer stages and the 738s on shorter? If so, the 738s would rack up cycles sooner.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR buys a 25% stake in Moscow Vnukovo Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1626

Re: QR buys a 25% stake in Moscow Vnukovo Airport

Very unusual for an airline to own the airport. Terminals, yes, but not the whole thing. One would expect they get some preferential treatment in slots and gates for the investment.
(your source is behind a paywall, so I couldn't read more)

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6754

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

That is my mistake - it looks like the actual number* is about 99.986%, about 1 in 7000. If those odds were applied to passengers, it would be the equivalent of about 4 commercial aircraft crashing in the United States of America every single day. I guess you consider that acceptable. * Source (31 ...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6754

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

.... to make a mountain out of a molehill. Can we look at the molehill? UA has the worst record at 2.24 per 10,000 (per stats quoted by other posters in other threads.) That means 9,997 made it just fine without our outrage at the couple of failures. Doing the math results in 99.97% trips were succ...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11738

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

Is Island Air still flying? I don't remember seeing a lot of activity down that way last time I went through. May not be enough room for a large operation, but definitely a plane or two or three.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines and Texas
Replies: 77
Views: 9000

Re: Delta Air Lines and Texas

You do not have to cover every corner of the world to have an effective network. DL was losing money (ie why they exist) with the hub in DFW and made the decision to de-hub DFW. If they lost money with a hub in Texas, which I assume had multiple flights per day to other cities in Texas, why would th...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11738

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

Isn't there room near the inter-island terminal? Southwest could go back to its roots with a sans jet-way operation.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 9183

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

There were 4 MD80s sitting on the West Ramp at FWA a few days ago. Anyone know whose and why they were there?

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why so few high wing airliners?
Replies: 28
Views: 4215

Re: Why so few high wing airliners?

The biggest obstacle to high-wing passenger aircraft is getting the wing box (the structure that holds the wings and transfer loads from the wings to the fuselage) to not interfere with the passenger cabin. In low (or mid) wing airliners, the wing box is in the cargo hold section of the fuselage, no...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Sued by Port Authority
Replies: 28
Views: 5424

Re: Delta Sued by Port Authority

Sometimes your insurance carrier requires a suit be filed before they pay up. Makes it harder (and more expensive) to file fraudulent claims.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff
Replies: 135
Views: 6402

Re: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff

the next generation is anti-nra. DL just won them over.

And yet, the NRA had nothing to do with the shooting. But, liberals needed a scapegoat instead of looking in the mirror. DL pissed off the older and more middle of the road generation with the money to fly....on someone else.

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 48
Views: 7951

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

And all this time I thought pilots came directly from God. :cheerful:

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?
Replies: 26
Views: 3790

Re: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?

without actually looking anything up, I was going to suggest it had to do with the Russian colonization of Alaska before the purchase.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 5772

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

For those stating DEN couldn't support a 3 hub operation, didn't Frontier (original), Continental, and United hub at Stapleton? I seem to recall Western had a sizeable operation also.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 25526

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

What I find interesting, is that so many locations have 10% (roughly) international of their total. Of course, there are almost as many exceptions like JFK with over 50% and MIA at almost 50%. At the other end of that spectrum are DCA and MDW with something less than 4%.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Aircraft Maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Re: United Aircraft Maintenance

They could always bring back MOC2 if they need so much more capacity than SFO can provide.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest trying to get rid of bugs in reservations
Replies: 32
Views: 5881

Re: Southwest trying to get rid of bugs in reservations

Aren't they moving to a new platform?

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Panel falls of Japan's PM 747
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Re: Panel falls of Japan's PM 747

Is some poor fueler going to fall on his sword? Otherwise, I don't think anyone is/was in danger.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9342

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

The idea of cargo-deck pax space goes back into the prop era. IIRC, the B377 had a lower deck lounge as an option. And there was the provence.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 990 significant diversion for medical issue
Replies: 10
Views: 3655

Re: UA 990 significant diversion for medical issue

I want to say UA had it together, and acted proactively to accommodate the other 300 people on-board. I'm just waiting for the rest of the details to come out. Was the pax told something dumb like he would have to buy another ticket to continue his trip if he received medical treatment? What was the...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17738

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

When I saw the title, my first thought was, when have they ever?

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 941
Views: 56343

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Once SAN goes year-round and PDX/SAT is added, there aren't going to really be any sizable holes left out of IND. There is no MKE, BDL, BNA, MEM, CLE and only service to PIT is on a carrier that people outside Airliners.net have never heard of. Smaller unserved markets would include OKC and ABQ. No...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 15132

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

Wow, I must be old. Am I the only one that remembers the days when Dc-10s, L1011s and 767 widebodies routinely connected hubs together? AA used to fly DC10s and 767s between DFW and AUS. DL's ATL-MCO was almost all L1011s. And now we are a point that Anetters think its odd to have widebody on a dom...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM
Replies: 32
Views: 11214

Re: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM

It will be difficult for anyone (pilot, co-pilot, airline) coming out of this situation in a better position than they entered.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 4110

Re: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018

If nothing else, you would think there would be some familiarization runs to get crews ready for over ocean ATC and airport approaches before a revenue run. Unfortunately, today, this can be done in the simulator. Simulators for familiarization runs?? How fitting your signature is, exFWAOONW. Glad ...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 4110

Re: Southwest Hawaii Thread 2018

If nothing else, you would think there would be some familiarization runs to get crews ready for over ocean ATC and airport approaches before a revenue run. Unfortunately, today, this can be done in the simulator.

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?
Replies: 78
Views: 10876

Re: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?

They would rather bolt redesigned wings with one engine each to the fuselage of a overstretched 330... oh, wait, that's a 350-1200. Yes they will. About the same time that dinosaurs return to the planet. I wish I had the Photoshop skills to draw a dinosaur in a primordial forest looking up at a A34...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10311

Re: Hawaiian Airports and Aviation

I flew Island Air in October. Nothing I saw indicated they were that close to shutting down. Seemed to be capable (from the outside anyway). Although, walking all the way to the commuter terminal in HNL made me think it might be a rinky-dink operation. That inflatable hallway was a hoot. Not somethi...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?
Replies: 78
Views: 10876

Re: Would Airbus start up the A340 program again ?

Who would buy them? The big twins can do the same job for less cost. Economics trumps nostalgia.

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20307

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

As for the escort down the jetway: I've done that many times. Most often it was a mother travelling with multiple children and I would help her herd them down to their seats or so I could gate tag the stroller and set it outside for the ramp crew. On other occasions, I've gone down to explain a spec...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring
Replies: 18
Views: 3532

Re: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring

A 764 is an increase in business class seats and drop in economy from the A333. The 767-400 has more business class seats than any other plane in the Delta fleet. Hawaii has the reputation of not being particularly premium heavy, so interesting that DL is using its plane with the most business clas...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20307

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

There seems to be an (over)reliance on smartphone notifications. I have often received voice-mails the next day. My wife will show me here phone where a text didn't come through while my phone says delivered. Maybe UA did everything by the book. Maybe the pax didn't receive one of the notifications ...

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