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by hOMSaR
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8F vs 777F
Replies: 15
Views: 2601

Re: 747-8F vs 777F

Why would parts supplies last longer for the 747 vs 777? I’d imagine the worldwide fleet of 777s will outlive the 747s by far, even current generation planes such as those on which the 777F is based.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:54 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: 664
Views: 164608

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Another reason to not certify "pure" three engine ferry on the A380: when the 747 was developed, engine reliability was way lower, so there was a better cost/benefit ratio. With the A380, it IMHO was deemed an unnecessary expense to certify the engine removed case, while the engine disabl...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG
Replies: 39
Views: 7283

Re: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG

First sentence: HA will use A321s on routes between Hawaii and mainland. Second sentence: HA will also add extra capacity LAX-OGG and NRT-HNL with A330s. It doesn't say that at all. Do you not see the comma? It says "The airline will also add summer flights between Los Angeles (LAX)-OGG and NR...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG
Replies: 39
Views: 7283

Re: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG

SAN-OGG is only 2,208 nm. There are literally dozens of TCON flights on narrowbody aircraft, every day that fly longer distances: bos-sfo, bos-lax, jfk-sfo, mia-sea, mia-sfo are all longer. And then there are the multiple TATL flights on DY, WW, FI, UA, AA, DL. Thanks, but I was referring to the HN...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Moderators support DTW, censor any opposing view
Replies: 20
Views: 3239

Re: Moderators support DTW, censor any opposing view

Here's an example of an a.net crew member baiting the poster in question (nothing was said about DTW until his posting): http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1380497 Really they should have stopped in DTW. How could DL ignore their best station, DTW would have been the wiser diver...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Bug with Report Post Feature
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: Bug with Report Post Feature

What I noticed is that the URL for a given thread is .....&t=xxxxxxxxx, and if you want to link to a specific post, the url is &t=xxxxxxxx#pyyyyyyyy (so, thread number, and post number). However, the bug with the report post feature is that when you click to return to the topic you were just...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.

The latest trend in shady advertising is getting these browser-hijacking messages on mobile devices. Other forums have this issue too when I log in with my iOS devices (with similar issues reported for Android users). If it gets to the point of becoming unusable, you may just have to go with an adbl...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could McDonnell Douglas be rebooted?
Replies: 15
Views: 4475

Re: Could McDonnell Douglas be rebooted?

No, for a million reasons. The fact that Boeing likely still owns the rights to the name would probably be the least of the hurdles to clear.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 7733

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

How many long-distance flights can you take on UA that is not from a hub city or at least a city where UA has a good amount of flights? For example, here in Seattle, UA doesn't have a single long-distance flight (they used to). If I want to get anywhere in Europe on UA, I need to get myself to a hu...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 27014

Re: BRITISH AIRWAYS....DELTA ..AND JAPAN AIRLINES in talks with Boeing.

Airlines and manufacturers are always "in talks." The only thing this article says is that those three airlines have key sales campaigns coming up, and Boeing is going to fight for them (as would be expected of any large airline order). That said, it's good to see the new guy doing well, y...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 75
Views: 28946

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

Ok, fair enough. High six-figure monthly rental cost for a ~12y/o A380 instead of seven-figures for a new one. Same outcome. What monthly rental cost? Amedeo owns the plane and, presumably, is foreseeing a circumstance where they have no other use for it (no other airline wanting to lease it). So, ...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 75
Views: 28946

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

I'm not buying it - especially for the charter market. You're looking at covering a seven-figure rental for a new A380, versus (say) next to nothing for a 747-400. At the low utilization a charter outfit runs, that ownership cost outweighs any savings in operating cost very quickly. No, no, no. Thi...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates plans new business class seat for 777X
Replies: 7
Views: 2521

Re: Emirates plans new business class seat for 777X

KarelXWB wrote:
It's about time EK moves away from 1-2-1 in business class.


??? Do you mean 2-3-2?

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by hOMSaR
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue what's in a name & alternatives
Replies: 15
Views: 1751

Re: jetBlue what's in a name & alternatives

I think a few of those names could have worked if eventually morphed. The OP says the chosen name was True Blue, which then morphed to jetBlue. A similar tweaking of those other names could have sounded just as good. I distinctly remember there being some criticism at the time of jetBlue’s chosen na...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 8956

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

D L X wrote:
777PHX wrote:
Do you want to go swimming in a giant pool of avgas?

This is not a jetliner. The plane contains a maximum of 20 gal of fuel. My Audi, by contrast, carries 15.


And the folks in this video would totally know that, right?

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by hOMSaR
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could anything save the 747?
Replies: 61
Views: 12681

Re: Could anything save the 747?

The question is, what does a passenger 747-8i offer (and that airlines are looking for) that a 777X doesn’t? The answer, really, is nothing. There is very little that it offers that a 77W doesn’t offer, and the cost difference is too much for too little extra to be worth it. When LH ordered the 777X...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why can’t we have shorter treads ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: Why can’t we have shorter treads ?

But I agree some threads are far too long and not worth reading as you just get lossed in the conversation, typical example being the current Amazon B767 thread that has over a thousand posts surely that's far too much! How is that any different than having 20 different "parts" of a discu...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will the 797 be lauched?
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: When will the 797 be lauched?

Btblue wrote:
Just hope it's not a two engines and a tube


Then prepare to be disappointed. For all of the uncertainty about the 797, this is about the only thing that is certain.

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by hOMSaR
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA closed due to bomb threat?
Replies: 1
Views: 841

LGA closed due to bomb threat?

Hotel shuttle driver in NY this morning said LGA was closed due to a bomb threat. Haven’t seen any news on it yet. I hear planes taking off.

Any further info?

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by hOMSaR
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7272

Re: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft

Kilopond wrote:
And let me also note that the Sud Aviation Caravelle was the biggest ever built cross-tailed plane. With rear-mounted engines, that is. :D


The Caravelle is a t-tail. Just a lower-case t.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1136
Views: 55674

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Saying that more value gets exported than imported is not the same as saying a plane has 100% US content. Yep, you have hit the nail on the head their buddy. Your statement is 100% correct. Unfortunately your comments are only vaguely related to what Amiga500 & I actually said. :lol: I think I ...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7272

Re: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft

Is there a reason why we are not seeing this design being used in newer airplanes? I remember watching a documentary once and they said the design is desirable due to the wings have the cleanest surface. Of course with the engines mounted at the rear I imagine the fuselage would have to be signific...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1136
Views: 55674

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

No, that's incorrect (and ridiculous to suggest that a plane could have >100% any content). What is important to the US in this argument? Whether the Canadians are dumping raw materials from other countries into the US (how dare they pollute the land of the free), or whether the Canadians are takin...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1136
Views: 55674

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Airframer estimates CS100 has 55% US components, 36% just from UTC. I think in dollar terms these percentages will be even higher. They'll definitely be even higher if BBD is taking a loss on the frame (which won't be passed on to those suppliers). Theoretically, it'd be possible for the first CS10...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 15081

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

glad to hear this, can t stand working on the airbus planes united has. Dennis - YOU surely jest ! Are you pm-CO ? Have you ever worked the Airbus 319/320 (but especially the A319 - with only 8 in First ) - roomy lavs, brighter cabin. I wanted UA to order more Airbus narrowbodies. When classic Unit...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 15842

Re: The end of the A380?

Not that I wish to mix politics with airplanes, in my country we call this "Fake News". Sensational nonsense, easy to write, designed to sell newspapers and advertising, regardless how nonsensical the premise or how false the writing. Not to drift too far off topic, but that's not what &q...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of 20 to 40 seaters
Replies: 14
Views: 2380

Re: Economics of 20 to 40 seaters

The only reason 30 seaters are better is when a 70 seater can't be filled. One of the stories here (especially in Brazil one would think) is economic growth. There are more customers now, so no more little planes. What I am trying to say is that yeah, 70 seaters are more labor efficient than 30 sea...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:11 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: 664
Views: 164608

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

keesje wrote:
Sometimes it's good to have 4 engines.


If this had happened to a twin, the single good engine would have still enabled the plane to land safely.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Threads not being marked as read
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Threads not being marked as read

Lately, I've come across issues where some threads still show as having some unread posts when I return to the main forum page. However, when I click back on the thread, the newest post is one that I've already seen. After that, returning to the main forum page will show it as having been read. It s...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Seeking Feedback for Proposed Rule Changes
Replies: 24
Views: 3762

Re: Seeking Feedback for Proposed Rule Changes

I'm late to the party here (I don't browse the Site Related forum much unless I have a bug to report), but I'll add some comments. First, for the really annoying, repeated topics (i.e. restarting/updating 757 production, generic "why doesn't an xxx-yyy nonstop exist?", and any other annoyi...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 81
Views: 30201

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 8660214784

And the award for the best 787 livery goes to . . .


. . . the Etihad plane that's right next to the QF one?
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787fan8 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
VH-ZNA has now been rolled out of paint

Image

https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 8660214784

And the award for the best 787 livery goes to . . .


. . . the Etihad plane that's right next to the QF one?

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by hOMSaR
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1136
Views: 55674

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

chiawei wrote:
Bombardier has over $5 billion in direct handout from Canadian government since 2000 and has paid $0 back.

It's actually costing every single Canadian tax payer $500,000.


Are you saying there are only 10,000 taxpayers in all of Canada (a country with a population of 36 million)?

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by hOMSaR
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-MCO on NW in April 1996 - equipment?
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: DTW-MCO on NW in April 1996 - equipment?

I'm guessing it was probably a series 40, since it was a domestic turn?

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by hOMSaR
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400 Pax vs. F
Replies: 21
Views: 2400

Re: B747-400 Pax vs. F

Dutchy wrote:
b747400erf wrote:
The 744 pax came from the 743 stretched upper deck and the 744 freighter from the shorter deck 742


Not the upper deck of the B747-100?


The 747-100 and -200 have the same upper deck.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?
Replies: 40
Views: 6421

Re: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?

The meal changes basically went from two hot choices to one hot one cold. Only domestically. I think yes, they need to increase the paid F rate. And yes, they need to restrict the free upgrades on long haul. I don’t care if the seats go empty, that means they are saving money on food and other cost...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to put A380 on LHR-ORD routes
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: BA to put A380 on LHR-ORD routes

It’s also not true that an A380 hasn’t been at ORD in 10 years. I thought EK flew one in recently (maybe last year?).

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by hOMSaR
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?
Replies: 30
Views: 2613

Re: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?

Here's airline-coded bus service operating today, per OAG: EY 5422 -- AUHXNB AF 312 -- XDSYUL NP 9003 -- AANXHB LH 3757 -- FRAXER 5I 3395 -- MADXJU NP 9001 -- AANXBW KL 305 -- AMSQVX JP 2502 -- LJUZGC AF 310 -- XDSYUL NP 9004 -- AANXHB JP 2522 -- LJUXVY This is when you would wish airliners.net ret...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A359 at ANC
Replies: 4
Views: 2370

Re: DL A359 at ANC

I remember seeing this before with 787 testing. I’m curious: what’s the point of “demonstrating a diversion” as part of the certification/qualification process?

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by hOMSaR
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application
Replies: 15
Views: 3221

Re: DOT dismisses Avatar Airlines, aka Family Airlines application

They were planning to fly a 747-8400?

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by hOMSaR
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 64
Views: 11215

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

I'm very partial to Boeing and grew up a mile from the Renton Boeing plant. However, I love the Giants-branded A321 -- Boeing made a huge mistake by not anticipating the need for a 757-sized jet right now. Yes, the ever-stretched 737 MAX may come close, but the A321 actually feels more comfortable ...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 64
Views: 11215

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

Ummm plain white tail? I hope they throw in either the Virgin logo or the Alaska Man on it. This looks very "naked". Perhaps they will but the airline isn't sure yet (or isn't ready to announce) whether these aircraft will be integrated into the Alaska fleet in the next year or if it will...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 64
Views: 11215

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

ITMercure wrote:
Shouldn't this airplane feature CFM engines?


I was just thinking that. Why use an IAE A321ceo outline when their fleet will be CFM-powered neos?

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by hOMSaR
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 9209

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

Noshow wrote:
Why can't the 787-3 be reborn? Wouldn't this be the exact thing they look for? What needs to be updated compared to some 787-3?


The 787-3 was going to be less efficient than the 787-8 on all but the very shortest (only a couple hundred miles) flights.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTM to US
Replies: 15
Views: 2347

Re: YTM to US

^^^ Is what is showing as the opening post of this thread actually in reply what is showing as the first reply? Strange... V/F I have seen, on several occasions here and there, replies showing up as the first post of a thread, with the actual thread starter underneath it. I sometimes wonder if it i...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35478

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Why not just change the title of the previous topic and continue the discussion there?

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by hOMSaR
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA about to announce switch from A35K to A359
Replies: 28
Views: 3378

Re: Rumour: UA about to announce switch from A35K to A359

Would be curious to see what the new delivery schedule is, and what this means for the plans for Polaris conversion.

Their oldest 777s just got a new interior configuration a year or so ago for domestic service. What will UA do to replace that capacity?

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by hOMSaR
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 12331

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Could someone explain what this "scope" issue of RJ size for US carriers is about please? I know nothing about it. Basically, the major US airlines contract with other airlines to fly planes under their brand (i.e. United Express, Delta Connection, etc.). These airlines have their own pil...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 12331

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

This is a compensation discussion by proxy. It is not about whether these airplanes are in regionals or mainline. it is ALL about how much the pilots for them get paid. It's absolutely about who flies them. Mainline pilots would be happy to negotiate 76 seat pay rates but we WILL NOT negotiate for ...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Pilots Sue For deferal Of 6 Emb175's
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Horizon Pilots Sue For deferal Of 6 Emb175's

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1372737

Another duplicate thread on this was already locked.
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This has already been posted. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1372737

Another duplicate thread on this was already locked.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 133
Views: 22447

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

The A318 offers no cost advantage compared to the larger planes in the series. In fact, because its engines are different (no IAE version available, only CFM or PW6000 were offered), it could very well be more expensive for JetBlue. Also, while the A318 may have no orders, it was built on the same a...

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