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by hOMSaR
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odyssey Airlines launch?
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Re: Odyssey Airlines launch?

AAvgeek744 wrote:
eicvd wrote:
When will it launch? My guess is when a certain farm animal will also be flying around our skies.....


Around the same time Baltia takes flight. :rotfl:


Maybe they could code-share, or even form an alliance along with California Pacific.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 69
Views: 6159

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

The Spirit effect exists. As in their February 2018 investor relations presentation for the 4 quarters before and 4 quarters after entry: LAS-OAK: 650 to 1,048 CHI-MCO: 737 to 951 FLL-SJO: 191 to 346 LAX-CHI: 1347 to 1777 DFW-DTW: 407 to 535 What are these numbers in reference to? Fares? Passengers...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 69
Views: 6159

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

The Spirit effect exists. As in their February 2018 investor relations presentation for the 4 quarters before and 4 quarters after entry: LAS-OAK: 650 to 1,048 CHI-MCO: 737 to 951 FLL-SJO: 191 to 346 LAX-CHI: 1347 to 1777 DFW-DTW: 407 to 535 What are these numbers in reference to? Fares? Passengers...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3325

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

I agree with the few posters here who have commented that, when suddenly faced with an extreme and stressful situation, most people (having never faced such a situation before) are not going to be thinking about laws / policies / previous announcements, and are just going to do what they are going t...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th
Replies: 50
Views: 5912

Re: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th

I'm pretty sure the largest operator of the 737 cannot use the MAX-9 due to these performance limitations which would make them inoperable from one of their largest hubs. The largest operator of the 737 doesn’t have the MAX 9 on order, and also isn’t the subject of this thread, so why should that m...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 8917

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

Yup... just goes to show airliners.net has beef against airline employees. It’s either jealousy and/or because they’re self-entitled and up their backsides :) Are you reading the same thread I am? Where are you getting this? For that matter, what evidence do you have that “most” (i.e. more than 50%...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th
Replies: 50
Views: 5912

Re: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th

Better range and fuel economy but still will have pretty poor runway performance, high landing speeds, and altitude capability. Hate to see the MAX-10 performance. Are you flying the airplane yourself? If not, why do you care? Most pilots are more concerned about the ice in the cockpit than this. I...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's 234 seat 753s to debut June 7th
Replies: 14
Views: 4476

Re: United's 234 seat 753s to debut June 7th

Link/Source: https://worldairlinenews.com/2018/02/13/united-to-introduce-its-234-seat-boeing-757-300-on-june-7/ The 234 seat UA 757-300s for United will begin service June 7th out of Chicago to Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Economy plus will have a 34-38" seat pitch and Economy will h...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Residual value of aircraft after 25 years in service? Case Norwegian
Replies: 34
Views: 4552

Re: Residual value of aircraft after 25 years in service? Case Norwegian

A fast look at the depreciation of Norwegians fleet. Total acquisition cost on the 31.12.2016 27,175,180,000 NOK Total accumulated depreciation 31.12.2016 4,603,406,000 NOK Depreciation as percentage of total acquisition cost 16.94% If we assume 25 years depreciation linear to zero, than yearly dep...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panasonic Waterfront Candidates?
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: Panasonic Waterfront Candidates?

GSPSPOT wrote:
Panasonic makes SEATS now, not just seatback entertainment? Where have I been?


It’s supposed to be launched in 2019.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8129

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

Eastern was dead the moment Lorenzo came on the property. There was no viable plan and no promising future for Eastern under Lorenzo. The ONLY plan Lorenzo had for Eastern was to suck the lifeblood out of it and feed Continental. Examples include the "sale" of System One to Texas Air for ...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.
Replies: 24
Views: 2879

Re: The USA and remote enplaning/deplaning.

USA has a law called ADA. Americans with disability act. “All reasonable efforts “ must be made so a wheelchair bound pax can fly without assistance or any prior notice .. if not they can seek corrective action .. no such law in other countries Almost. ADA does not apply to airlines. However, there...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38998

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Egerton wrote:
Having listened to the Airbus meeting this morning, it was said that on a first look, good P&W engines are expected in April.


Did they mention which year?

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by hOMSaR
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Read posts not being remembered
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: Read posts not being remembered

I've been noticing an issue in the last few days where threads that I've completely read don't 'remember' that I've read all the replies. I think this is a 'server side' issue as I see exactly the same issue on my PC (Windows 10 & Chrome) and iPhone (Chrome or Safari). I don't know if the devs ...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 52
Views: 11314

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

10% sounds like a lot but really isn’t. It currently has just over 10% right now, and there will likely be occasional BBJs and small orders from airlines. To put that percentage in perspective, the number of 736s built is almost exactly 10% of the current total 737NG orderbook. The 737-600 represen...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery update
Replies: 117
Views: 25810

Re: Air Canada new livery update

What does Air China (CA) have to do with this?

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47702

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

I have to ask: WHO exactly was on that flight? Others have already linked the passenger list. The Daily Mail has photos of a number of the people on board. While I didn’t really look into the details and history, they seemed to be typical, run-of-the-mill passengers and flight crew. Why do you ask?

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8129

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

Delta didn't buy PA. They bought some of PA's assets prior to PA shutting down, but they never bought the airline, nor its branding (which is now owned by a railroad in the northeast). As for either carrier "capitalizing" on the marketing/branding of PA/TW, both of those carriers either di...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38998

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

The only PWs being installed on new Boeings are on the 767s for USAF, which is a product nearing its 40th year with little changes (ie no NG/Max/neo). That’s not entirely true. The first 767s used JT9D engines. The PW4000s came later on. I guess back then there was little need to give special brand...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G aft hub modification failure
Replies: 53
Views: 4594

Re: New Emergency Airworthiness Directive Issued For PW Powered NEOs

If I'm reading that correctly (and I'll admit, I don't really have a clue about all of the technical jargon in there), it sounds like if a plane has two of the latest types of engines (i.e. the ones that supposedly fixed the previous problems), then they have to be grounded within three flights unti...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 4566

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

Paro, in Bhutan would have to be a contender. Its population is only 15,000 and there aren't a huge number of flights, but I believe the terrain around the field necessitates 100% jet ops. Happy for this comment to be deleted if I'm mistaken. I can’t speak to current operations, but I know I saw an...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA
Replies: 17
Views: 4263

Re: UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA

N62NA wrote:
Nice to see UA deploying their largest plane at EWR for once.


For once? They already fly EWR-NRT and EWR-TLV with that plane.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7092

Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/c ... 71069.html

Basically, passenger had an emotional support hamster, wasn't allowed to carry it on board, and claims an agent told her to flush it down the toilet.
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http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/c ... 71069.html

Basically, passenger had an emotional support hamster, wasn't allowed to carry it on board, and claims an agent told her to flush it down the toilet.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 46
Views: 6998

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

An airline introduces a (sort of) new airplane type to its fleet in relatively short order. Obviously DL didn’t have hundreds of 717 type rated pilots sitting around. Did they come from other models or newly hired or what? A point of fact - DC-9 type rating covers DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, 717. Really? S...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination
Replies: 78
Views: 3662

Re: Forbes: New Indicators of JetBlue-Alaska Merger

We don’t need any more mergers. All this has done is reduce competition, raise fares, add fees, shrink seats galleys and lavs, and see who can race to the bottom first. Makes me really miss the good ol’ pre 9/11 days when you had a multitude of airline choices to look up when searching for a fare. ...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: The airport code hover feature
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: How to enable a feature.

That's something that has to be built into the code of the forum. That hasn't existed since the forum changed over to the new style a couple of years ago.

Based on requests in other threads, this is something the developers are supposedly working on.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Can someone please de-activate my account?
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Can someone please de-activate my account?

But seriously, why not just...stop logging in?

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by hOMSaR
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 46
Views: 6998

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

Flighty wrote:
I just wanted to add that every Delta 717 pilot is made of People. They are all made of people. Not aliens.


Next thing they'll be treating passengers like cattle. You gotta tell them! Delta 717 pilots are people! We gotta stop them!

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by hOMSaR
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-700 remaining production?
Replies: 3
Views: 783

737-700 remaining production?

I know there's a 737MAX production thread, but didn't notice one for the 737NG. The other day I saw a BNSF train in Seattle with one 737 fuselage, #6845. It appeared to be a -700 (only a single cutout for an overwing exit door). Was this a BBJ, or is there actually an airline still taking delivery o...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline companies with similar liveries
Replies: 45
Views: 3353

Re: Airline companies with similar liveries

Has anyone mentioned Copa and United yet?

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by hOMSaR
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Request to move link back to main forum at end of thread
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Request to move link back to main forum at end of thread

I'd like to suggest / request moving the link back to the main forum a bit higher on the page at the bottom of a thread. Right now, it's below the "similar topics" list, below the "who is online" list, below the "popular searches..." list, and below the "Latest Add...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases
Replies: 35
Views: 5143

Re: Aeroflot signs lease agreement for 50 MC-21-300's

Nothing can replace the Tu-204!

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by hOMSaR
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24146

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

I'm sure this will be a stupid question to many but I know very little when it comes to manufacturing. Why is it so important to keep the line open by slowing production? Why couldn't you keep it open for say 6 months with no orders if you hope to gain some more in the short term? It would be very ...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40661

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

ucdtim17 wrote:
What's the point of the door changes? Less weight in door, more weight in fuel?


Less weight in door, and more flexibility in internal seating configuration without the big exit doors in the way.

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by hOMSaR
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America (A320 FLEET)
Replies: 26
Views: 3951

Re: Virgin America (A320 FLEET)

AAvgeek744 wrote:
. I think there is only one airline we can be sure won't have any Airbii for awhile is WN.


Actually, I think that every airline falls into that category since there’s no such thing as an Airbii.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement
Replies: 67
Views: 8742

Re: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement

I am a bit baffled. It is my understanding that at British Airways, the scheduling of which aeroplanes go where is done overnight. If there are heavy loads to X and light loads to Y, within the A320x fleet BA can adjust which model will do the appropriate flight. Sometimes BA sends a 747 to Scotlan...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost
Replies: 30
Views: 4990

Re: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost

Nean1 wrote:
Imagine the E195E2 with shortened fuselage like the E190E2


Umm, isn’t that what the E190E2 is? Or am I missing something?

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by hOMSaR
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA71 AMS-EWR returning to AMS with multiple sick crew
Replies: 3
Views: 2290

Re: UA71 AMS-EWR returning to AMS with multiple sick crew

United787 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkGR65CXaNA

Sorry, couldn't resist...


Both of those actors died in the same year.

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by hOMSaR
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QantasLink to receive 2 A320s
Replies: 25
Views: 5363

Re: QantasLink to receive 2 A320's

9w748capt wrote:
A320's what?


Don't you mean A320s where?

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..
Replies: 54
Views: 8205

Re: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..

Cheap or not (and I'm somewhat surprised that one could put on eight pairs of pants, I'd think it would get rather tight, but that's neither here nor there...), what rule is violated if you wear "too many clothes" on a plane? The quote from BA about offering extra (for a fee) services if s...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 42815

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

There is also a possibility its the first frame getting PE installed...I would not be surprised to see that announced during the Q4 call. Though it has already been mentioned that this plane isn't getting new seating yet, I'll say there's no way they'd be installing and test flying a PE product bef...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Quality decline of A.net postings
Replies: 10
Views: 1213

Re: Quality decline of A.net postings

I guess one thing we could do about threads that keep on popping up on things suchas the 757 is maybe have a general 757 thread, having such a thread would lead users to that thread rather than starting thread after thread and it would also be easier from our point of view to moderate Yes, this, pl...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 10976

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” At this point, SFO is just as guilty of not doing anything to prevent this problem, even if the pilots are the ones who messed up. This is third time we've had a runway related miss at SFO in less th...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 10976

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” At this point, SFO is just as guilty of not doing anything to prevent this problem, even if the pilots are the ones who messed up. This is third time we've had a runway related miss at SFO in less th...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14700

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

In the long ago past, until the 727, only a widebody could fly hub to the opposite coast. Then only a widebody could fly TCON until the 757. The A320 and 738 substantially improved TCON economics. PIPs, for example winglets, improved long range performance to the point of going to Hawaii. I’m a lit...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15267

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

Pity for them they WEREN'T arrested. In America, we have this funny thing called "free speech". I know it isn't for everyone I know, but it works, and is recognized by all of our courts. They could have made a hell of a lot of money on this one, and would never have to fly Porter again in...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14700

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

I’ve always understood it that aircraft make no money on the ground, so running a wide body in a domestic turn in between international flights makes sense, better fleet utilization. That's a bit overly simplistic. A plane makes no money on the ground, but depending on the situation, it can make ev...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14700

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

MO11 wrote:
A moot point starting today...all 737s.


Well ain't that something.

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by hOMSaR
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14700

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

I don’t think ORD-SFO 777s are equipment positioning. They regularly run one morning and one evening flight westbound (with a mid- morning and a red eye eastbound), and while the planes can rotate to other routes, they can also turn from SFO and head right back to SFO. Based on how busy those specif...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 6074

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

Whether they do or not, one thing that’s for certain is that “reputation” and “national pride” will have zero to do with the decision. Maybe being Naive, but I was under the impression that a lot of people would be very upset if boeing took the Airbus approach. People can be upset all they want. Bo...

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