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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: 1028

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: 808

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: 7087

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: 1105
Views: 42907

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: 7087

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: 1105
Views: 42907

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: 1105
Views: 42907

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: 13959

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: 15583

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: 12
Views: 1692

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: 584
Views: 117910

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: 210

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: 21
Views: 1817

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: 28707

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: 1105
Views: 42907

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: 681

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: 2271

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: 6316

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: 1277

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: 2487

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: 2342

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: 3127

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: 10959

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: 10959

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: 10959

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: 8979

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: 2288

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: 35041

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: 3314

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: 11948

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: 11948

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: 590

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: 127
Views: 20502

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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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 11756

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

United1 wrote:
N776AU wrote:
Stupid question: besides the engines is there any way to tell a MAX apart from a regular old 737-800?


The split scimitars are a slightly different design...


The new winglets aren't even split-scimitars at all.

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by hOMSaR
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Future In Canada?
Replies: 23
Views: 3749

Re: Airbus Future In Canada?

! The 777X probably won't sell much in North America. AC, along with AA, are the only two carriers I see getting it. Sorry for being slightly off topic, but why do some folks see AA and only AA as a good US 777X candidate? They didn't even have anything larger than the 777-200 until a couple years ...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 16110

Re: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft

Why on earth would anyone want to shrink a CS100? It would never get down (at least, not efficiently) to a size/weight that would qualify it for regional jet scope, and I don't see how a shrink could be measurably cheaper to operate than the standard size.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 25523

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

gatibosgru wrote:
They'll end up ordering from both. Maybe they'll go full out NEO for the 757 replacements and current A321CEOs, and for smaller aircraft may go MAX.


Delta is nowhere near ready to even begin thinking about planning to get ready to talk about replacing the A321CEOs.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13697

Re: Midwest Express 2017

Your memory is incorrect. Midwest never flew any jets with 1-1 seating. The Beech 1900 had 1-1 seating, but it’s hardly what one would call luxurious or business class or anything of that sort.

Their first regional jets were the 328s, with 2-1 seating, then the CRJs with 2-2.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13697

Re: Midwest Express 2017

What's all this talk about 1-1 seating? Other CRJs that offer an F cabin offer 1-2 seating. Going to all 1-1 seating means, starting out, you're at essentially a max 50% load factor. Add in extra legroom, and you're talking a CRJ (already one of the most inefficient jets from a cost perspective) wit...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?
Replies: 50
Views: 8619

Re: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?

Part of the reason the DC-3 still flies today because it is an unpressurized aircraft, and thus does not suffer the long-term effects of repeated pressurization cycles that affect nearly all airliners since. I'd also guess that because there were so many of them built in a relatively short period o...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...
Replies: 34
Views: 6956

Re: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...

A revenue flight would also require flight attendants, catering, and a specific schedule (preferably one known quite some time in advance, to give passengers a chance to book). How far in advance would a ferry flight like this be known? You'll even see airlines flying long-haul ferry flights to get ...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 into ORD May 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: BA A380 into ORD May 2018

Strange. I could have sworn there were two separate threads on this, but I can't find either of them now. Edit: Had to go back to page 5 (thought the posts were more recent, but...oh well). Actually noted in at least three threads: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1370715 http:...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More range for A321LR?
Replies: 59
Views: 11325

Re: More range for A321LR?

LAX772LR wrote:
airbazar wrote:
Not surprised. After 3 months in commercial operations Airbus now has real data on how it performs.

A321NEO is, A321LR isn't.


But isn't the LR just a NEO with extra fuel tanks?

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by hOMSaR
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13697

Re: Midwest Express 2017

Are there any used CR7/9's on the market at a good price ? perhaps a 70-90 seat regional with a first class cabin would be better? I know many disagree but I actually find the CR7's to be a comfortable ride. I was on a new one back in college and it was one of the nicest cabins I've been in. Very c...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What is up with the timestamps on posts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2092

Re: What is up with the timestamps on posts?

There's a logic problem with how the software defines things like "yesterday." It's not a time zone setting problem. I may have even reported this in another thread a long time back where it probably got lost in the mix. Basically, instead of seeing "yesterday" as stuff that happ...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?
Replies: 37
Views: 6464

Re: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?

Is it just me, or do other people see Midwestindy's "WOW! That doesn't sound good" post as the first in this topic? It had me confused for a couple of days, until I just noticed that Natflyer's post, listed as #2 in the thread, is, in fact, the opening post in this thread. Seems like a bug...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 9998

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

Super80Fan wrote:
I believe BDL's UA agents were replaced a couple of years ago from mainline UA employees to outsourced employees who have no idea how UA works let-alone complex code-share itineraries. This is a direct result of that outsourcing.


How so?

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by hOMSaR
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FJ cancelling flights to SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 6754

Re: FJ cancelling flights to SFO

I'm curious about what QF having four mechanical problems has to do with an airline canceling a route five months from now, as the OP alluded to in the first post.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thompson Aero reveals new narrowbody lie flat Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 5471

Re: Thompson Aero reveals new narrowbody lie flat Business Class

Is there a link to the article, or perhaps actual images? I can't see images in the original post, but just a bunch of text that says "Image" on it.

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