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by DfwRevolution
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 38
Views: 4756

Re: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.

American do this. I don’t think it works as well as some seem to say it does. When I’ve seen American do it, they don’t seem to have a great queuing system and there is more of a huddle. The different boarding groups are then called in such quick succession that this huddle becomes a mix of all the...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 38
Views: 4756

Re: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.

If this helps BA call boarding groups more consistently, I'm all for it. Every station does it different today and you've got to be on your toes if you're a OneWorld frequent flier.

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump era sparks fresh debate about nuclear war authority
Replies: 48
Views: 1327

Re: Trump era sparks fresh debate about nuclear war authority

LOL... A soviet satellite glitch was because of Reagans cowboy Policies? Get real. As is usually the case with loudmouth right wingers, your knowledge of events is superficial. This misunderstanding was already addressed in post #15. So it was Reagan's fault the notoriously paranoid Soviets were pa...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump era sparks fresh debate about nuclear war authority
Replies: 48
Views: 1327

Re: Trump era sparks fresh debate about nuclear war authority

We are now in a situation where the US heads of the armed services are obliged to take serious questions and publicly provide serious answers as to what they would do in case of rogue orders from Trump to launch unilateral-POTUS commanded nuclear attacks. We are "in a situation" where a R...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Model 3 ‘Hell’ Is Burning Tesla’s Other Projects
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Re: Model 3 ‘Hell’ Is Burning Tesla’s Other Projects

There is a reason it costs Honda about $3 Billion to design the Accord even sharing the platform with the Civic. A big chunck of that $3 Billion goes to the manufacturing process (robots, hundreds of preproduction vehicles for QC and safety crash purposes, suppy chain). Tesla doesn't have anywhere ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump era sparks fresh debate about nuclear war authority
Replies: 48
Views: 1327

Re: Trump era sparks fresh debate about nuclear war authority

We are now in a situation where the US heads of the armed services are obliged to take serious questions and publicly provide serious answers as to what they would do in case of rogue orders from Trump to launch unilateral-POTUS commanded nuclear attacks. We are "in a situation" where a R...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do the OEMs Outsource?
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

Re: Why do the OEMs Outsource?

To satisfy short term financial goals. Gotta meet Wall Street expectations for the quarter even if it means harming the company in the long term.. If not quarterly, then what is an appropriate frequency for the firm owners (investors) to review management's performance? Objectively, the short-term ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 8080

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

Neither AA nor UA have an obligation to serve a route just because the other does. Businesses will often choose to forgo a market that a competitor entered first if will not sustain two participants. AA didn't launch LAX-SIN just because UA did. Apparently you don't understand game theory. There's ...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wealth distribution in the world
Replies: 20
Views: 844

Re: Wealth distribution in the world

This is just cynical speculation. We have no idea what the future holds for an entire generation and there are plenty of reasons why Millennials should be optimistic. Millennials should expect less frequent and less severe recessions, lower interest rates, lower trade barriers, lower warfare, etc. ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wealth distribution in the world
Replies: 20
Views: 844

Re: Wealth distribution in the world

Interesting points: - 1% owns more than half the wealth of the world, 7,5bn people own the other half. - the poorest 50% owns 2,7% of the wealth of the world. Two words: compound growth If you want to be wealthy, you need to start accumulating and then wait. - Millenials will probably not be as ric...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 89
Views: 8080

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

ORD would probably have a much greater level of Int'l service from UA than it currently does with AA to compete with. While great for the customer, the reality is that having two mega carriers dilutes yields and basically splits any route into two and results in an almost inevitable tit for tat sit...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 96
Views: 19992

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

AI offloaded their 77Ls quickly, calling them "gas guzzlers". Like the now vanished A345 they are niche aircraft and most airlines can do without them. And since when has AI been an authority on fleet planning? The 772LR burns less fuel than a 772ER on medium-range routes greater than abo...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW F: State of affairs?
Replies: 15
Views: 2171

Re: DFW F: State of affairs?

There's a big mess involved with the whole thing. First of all, American and the airport are at odds. It was discussed here recently that new AA wants DFW to demolish the whole terminal complex, and rebuild in a more efficient design, some sort of mash up of DEN, IAH (future linear IAH, not past ho...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs
Replies: 28
Views: 6501

Re: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs

I think these look a bit cluttered and confusing. The vast majority of people will walk by them. Airlines that have had stby lists on electronic displays for years still have customers not look at them and go to the counter to ask an agent. That's because you don't get off the standby list by sitti...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 550
Views: 73923

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

One might wonder why Boeing and Airbus always wait so long to launch a new aircraft, up until the point they have no other choice. Are you being sarcastic? Launching an all-new airplane program is a massive decision that will consume tens of billions of dollars and commit the business to a strategy...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?
Replies: 57
Views: 1645

Re: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?

I believe in taxes being equal. For the same income and circumstances, a Texan will pay higher federal taxes than a New Yorker with the same income. That isn't equal. That isn't fair. No, This bill was written with Texans in mind. Why do you get to keep your property tax exceptions, when I have to ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The American war on Science and Common sense
Replies: 54
Views: 1977

Re: The American war on Science and Common sense

No, BS on you. It removes those that receive funding from the EPA, It doesn't force anyone to leave. If they want to stay on the advisory boards, then can choose to forgo grant money. but does nothing about any of the businesses under the purview of the EPA. Because they aren't receiving federal gr...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?
Replies: 57
Views: 1645

Re: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?

So you believe in taxes on taxes? People in Texas don't subsidize those in States with Income taxes. It is the other way around. Our states don't need all the federal revenue that you are using due to the lack of state revenue. Your state also has many federal bases bringing in federal money. Perha...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The American war on Science and Common sense
Replies: 54
Views: 1977

Re: The American war on Science and Common sense

Here we have the head of the EPA invoking the Bible to replace scientists on the SCIENCE ADVISORY council with business interests from companies regulated by the EPA. It's not an American War on science. It is a GOP war on intelligence. https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/epa-pruitt-new-science-adv...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?
Replies: 57
Views: 1645

Re: US Tax overhaul - Thoughts?

Looks like Crap. They are taking out the Personal exemptions and masking it with a higher standard deduction. My deductions last year exceeded the standard deductions, and I had a higher Personal exemption. For the vast majority of people, this is a good thing. It reduces the complexity of filing a...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??
Replies: 37
Views: 7343

Re: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??

I agree with you on the $60M price tag, especially being that this is a B787-9, which supposedly is a more profitable 787 to produce than the 787-8! It is totally intuitive and expected that a 787-9 would be more profitable for Boeing than a 787-8. Labor and overhead costs are virtually identical b...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 21821

Re: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

MrHMSH wrote:
Interesting, though a bit surprised easyJet A319s are considered, don't they have changes to the galley (smaller) that would be a problem, or can the galleys be changed easily enough?


easyJet also has the rare A319 double-overwing exit.

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Boeing refused to put the 764 flight deck displays on the 757 and 763 in 1998-99. For any price. They just refused. Said a senior management pilot at a large US major to me at that time. (Airline was one of the largest 757/767 operaors in the world at the time) I think it's important to consider th...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP asking for an advance on taxes
Replies: 36
Views: 1232

Re: GOP asking for an advance on taxes

I guess the old turkey of Trickle down will work this time because that is what they are proposing once again and again and again and again. Never been proven to work except for the trickle downers, but hey! Let us keep trying. That's because despite your snide and cynical moniker of "trickle-...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP asking for an advance on taxes
Replies: 36
Views: 1232

Re: GOP asking for an advance on taxes

The way I understand it, you contribute $18K to the 401k. You're in say a 15% tax rate, that $18K suddenly only becomes $15,300 which over time that's less dollars to get a return on investment on, which will lead to a smaller total account balance when one retires It's unclear. We don't know the s...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP asking for an advance on taxes
Replies: 36
Views: 1232

Re: GOP asking for an advance on taxes

About a year ago I started voluntarily switching my contributions to a Roth after tax. Should I worry that 30 years from now the government will stab me in the back and charge me taxes on the Roth portion of my 401k savings? My IRA has been Roth since day 1. Roth accounts have always carried the ri...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116718

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

It's interesting to look at sales of the 737 since the shutdown of the 717 line was announced in January 2005. In the period from January 2005 to present, there have been 294 orders placed for the 737-700 including 11 -700Cs and 4 -700s for Korea's Peace Eagle programme), compared to 3757 for the 7...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116718

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Sorry, perhaps I was not clear enough in my post but I believe you are missing the point. It was ahead of it's time by being a workhorse and in the right place at the right time for very few customers. That doesn't hold water, either. The MD-95 was launched during one of the most aggressive growth ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

jeffrey0032j wrote:
The GE 763ERs are hot items right now.


The crew of AA 383 would agree. :flamed:

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Yep, a.net thinks one can just strap on new engines, do some aero tweaks, and ship it. If only we had some evidence that reality was different than that. Oh wait, there's the A330neo. To be fair, there are also plenty of historical examples of a type receiving a new engine option without a major ov...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Except, not exactly. The 788 is similar in size to the 764, not the 763, which was the most popular variant. . The baseline 7E7 configurations were sized to match the 763ER and 764ER. Airlines said "bigger" and Boeing revised them to more closely match the A332 and A333. I read that at on...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Reheating cold pizza. This is a terrible idea at best. This screams unimaginative and if true is owing up to being 2nd fiddle. Right now it feels like Boeing is grasping at straws for everything. If you can make an NPV-positive investment, you do it. Investors don't care what you're "reheating...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

The already replaced the 767. It is the 787-8 The 787-8 is about 30t heavier than the 763ER, despite a similar configuration. A reengined 763ER (or even 764) would be very competitive with 787 economics on shorter hauls. The 787-8 has about 20% more cabin area than a 763ER. With equal cabin product...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116718

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

You just have to cough up the cash first and get reimbursed by the tax payer when you are up and running. No, you have to develop a property and/or produce and sell a product before you get a reduction in the tax rate you pay.. Boeing will have 8 Billion more in the bank at some point than they wou...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116718

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

We've discussed on this thread that the 787 seems to have had an easy ride in this respect compared to some peoples view of what might have happened given the first several hundred frames were sold well below cost. COST =/= PRICE Boeing did not PRICE the 787 at unfair levels. If costs exceed price,...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116718

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

We've discussed on this thread that the 787 seems to have had an easy ride in this respect compared to some peoples view of what might have happened given the first several hundred frames were sold well below cost. COST =/= PRICE Boeing did not PRICE the 787 at unfair levels. If costs exceed price,...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116718

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

So what will new management do about the items above? Abandon the 787 program and do something else? They stuffed up the 748-i for the 787, difference is more folks bought the 787 Abandon the 777X and do something else, hopefully they could convince the Feds to give them RLI Future military contrac...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116718

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Were I a Boeing shareholder, I'd want heads to roll.... Look at where Boeing is strategically today. Doesn't look good. The day they announce the NSA is the day that Airbus announces the CS500. And they day they announce the MOM is the day they announce the 320.5 and the 322. And Airbus will spend ...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2561
Views: 189558

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

To play devil's advocate, we don't actually know if that means the window openings themselves are larger. Boeing could just be talking about the size of the interior window pane. Granted the placement changes appears to suggest there were some adjustments made to the actual windows. I believe the 7...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 177
Views: 22765

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

I am 99% sure that this is a thing happening on both sides of the Atlantic. Corruption and bribing are so common in large and even small industry businesses. Not in my experience. I've spent my entire career in capital equipment split between an American and European company. The attitudes on anti-...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Lufthansa way - snap up your competition
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: The Lufthansa way - snap up your competition

The Lufthansa way - snap up your competition The thing that perhaps should be changed is "snap up your failing competition"... LH is great at waiting till the competition is failing and then swooping in and cherry picking the things they want. You make your money on the "buy" si...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 616
Views: 135995

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Hardly. Besides, QF was more about hydraulic damage and loss of control. Doesn't appear to be the case at all here. If you had read the first part of my sentence, it said "If we are just looking at the engine and not the impact on the airframe". The QF32 case was the impact on the airfram...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 550
Views: 73923

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

On an overall basis? Of course not. On a per seat basis? :scratchchin: So it will be a heavier frame as an overall weight, but when both have 220 seats (2 class) it will weigh less per seat? Do you see the flaw in your argument there You are contriving an example. We don't know that a hypothetical ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 96
Views: 14567

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Ditch the EAS program. When one chooses to live in a rural area, it has many advantages, I.E. low home costs, light car traffic, small schools, etc. A disadvantage is no local air service and driving to a nearby airport with commercial service. Bingo. :checkmark: What about the businessman who want...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation
Replies: 33
Views: 2591

Re: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation

Sounds good. I'll check back in 50 years It's a fair comment. SpaceX has no doubt achieved stunning technical feats. They have earned the credibility to make incredible claims. But, there schedule performance has always been lacking. Musk publicly commits to insane development timelines. Historical...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey OA412... Your Moderation Needs to be Discussed
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Hey OA412... Your Moderation Needs to be Discussed

He vary appropriately canned a thread that was pure hyperbole in the first place. We are all perfectly capable of deciding what is (or isn't) hyperbole for ourselves. We're also capable of deciding whether something is worth replying (or not). There are topics on U.S. healthcare that have reached 1...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey OA412... Your Moderation Needs to be Discussed
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Hey OA412... Your Moderation Needs to be Discussed

This should be presented to the A.net community in plain sight and not buried in a forum nobody reads. Today I observed that you did the following in this thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1374175 - You personally criticized a user - You posted your own political opinio...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways coming to MCI?
Replies: 42
Views: 6581

Re: British Airways coming to KCI?

If I were a Kansas City resident whose job involved frequent Europe/South Asia travel - I would pray for DL MCI-AMS. CDG/LHR are brutal for transfers. I've never transited via CDG, but I transit through both LHR and AMS all the time. I don't see one as better than the other. LHR requires you to cle...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?
Replies: 39
Views: 7992

Re: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?

Concorde was much less safe than current airliners, people just didn't know it. On top of the crash it had many lucky breaks. It could never be certified today. Today's airliners aren't supersonic; SST aircraft have to deal with a large number of challenges that are inherently far risker at that sp...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone driving an electric car or planning to buy one?
Replies: 45
Views: 1182

Re: Anyone driving an electric car or planning to buy one?

Even if you add the losses incurred by distribution, storage and electric motor efficiency (electric motors are hugely efficient at converting electric energy into mechanical energy), you are still way ahead of a gasoline/diesel engine in terms of efficiency and thus CO2 emissions. That is why the ...

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