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by Wingtips56
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 626
Views: 51905

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Commercial flights could come back to Salem (SLE) by late 2019: https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/marion-county/commercial-flights-proposed-for-salem-airport/283-563877353?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b20ae3404d301774c5ab6ff&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_sourc...

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by Wingtips56
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 3961

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

AMR Corp (AA) had Americana Hotels, SkyChef's as well. Even the original PSA (Pacific Southwest Airlines) owned hotels, and I think a radio station in San Francisco.

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by Wingtips56
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18
Replies: 19
Views: 2436

Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Hello pals, I was booked on BA's SJC-LHR flight and just got an email from BA that the flight cancelled. They rebooked with one stop in PHX. I checked Google Flights and noticed BA's nonstop SJC-LHR flights are cancelled for 10 continuous days (June 8 until June 18). Why would BA cancel the route f...

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by Wingtips56
Thu May 31, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 333
Views: 34395

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

ibthebigd wrote:
If they don't announce Hawaii schedule tomorrow when would they?

Probably not until the Fall when they'd be ready to start selling tickets at the same time.

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by Wingtips56
Thu May 24, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5803

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

I haven't been to SMF in some years, having moved away, and haven't seen the new Terminal B. But in all the years I worked in the old terminals, there was always some form of Muzak playing. (Standing in the loo one day I realized the Muzak version of the " Laverne and Shirley" TV show them...

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by Wingtips56
Thu May 24, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus EI147 clips post while taxiing at SFO
Replies: 24
Views: 7893

Re: Aer Lingus aircraft mishap at SFO

Per the EI website, the departure just got pushed back another hour: ETD SFO at 21:30 local.

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by Wingtips56
Thu May 24, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus EI147 clips post while taxiing at SFO
Replies: 24
Views: 7893

Re: Aer Lingus aircraft mishap at SFO

amax1977 wrote:
In these kind of cases who pays for the damage? The airport’s insurance?

I would guess not in this case. Doesn't look like the building ran into the airplane.

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by Wingtips56
Thu May 17, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?
Replies: 39
Views: 3262

Re: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?

Didn't AA continue the TVL service briefly after the OC/AA merger. Yes, but it was with the inherited OC 733s. I'm not sure if TVL closing coincided with the 733 being retired out from AA (most went to WN including the last 2 NTU by OC/AA), or if the station closed ahead of that. They did bring Eag...

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by Wingtips56
Wed May 16, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?
Replies: 39
Views: 3262

Re: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?

I used to be on the receiving end of TVL and RNO diversions into SMF. No picnic. The first was a Golden West DH7 that dropped in late in the evening when I was working WestAir. GW didn't fly to SMF, so the airport thought it was a good idea to send it to the old Commuter Terminal. Two of us were the...

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by Wingtips56
Wed May 09, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting ORD on AA int. to domestic in 2hrs
Replies: 17
Views: 1599

Re: Transiting ORD on AA int. to domestic in 2hrs

I did it last fall, from Rome with a 2:30hr published schedule. We were on time. With baggage (so you have an advantage there). We did get about 15 minutes or so in the Admirals Club, once we found it. AA should have an Arrivals video on screen prior to landing; watch it. AA international arrivals u...

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by Wingtips56
Sat May 05, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 11228

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I'm disappointed to see HA downgauging SMF-HNL to the A321. I flew on the inaugural flight, 7 June 2002, and it was great. Luau party in the boarding lounge, Hawaiian blessing of the plane, and, for once, heading West out of SMF, no connection over SFO or LAX, and on a 763. Water cannon salute. Leis...

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by Wingtips56
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America CLOSED
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: Virgin America CLOSED

Yes, we know. See the thread on the final flight, and it includes trip reports. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1388947

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by Wingtips56
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Brand Is Now Officially No More
Replies: 7
Views: 2742

Re: Virgin America Brand Is Now Officially No More

Varsity1 wrote:
Virgin atlantic?

Well at least the confusion between the different Virgin franchises will be reduced from three (VS,VA, VX), down to two: VS and VA.

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by Wingtips56
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 9093

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

There's no way to avoid this going political. It is.

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by Wingtips56
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines London service before 1991
Replies: 31
Views: 6099

Re: American Airlines London service before 1991

DFW. Flight 50 sold as LAX-DFW-LGW, and AA51 LGW-DFW-LAX. Later as a Change of Gauge (aircraft change) at DFW.

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by Wingtips56
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT approves Contour Airlines, AEAS to CEC
Replies: 24
Views: 3005

Re: DOT approves Contour Airlines, AEAS to CEC

MO11 wrote:
Looks like it did the bare minimum to mask the Continental paint scheme

They have a graphic with a pretty sharp livery online...whether we'll ever see it on an actual airplane is another story.

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by Wingtips56
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39708

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I can see a couple of possibilities here; in both, Airbus could have decided just to wait and see what innovations Boeing does announce with their MoM project, giving them a better idea of what their response should be. First, it could just be a pause in the 320/330 "plus" development to i...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA reservations - A321 - "Sharklets"
Replies: 11
Views: 2947

Re: AA reservations - A321 - "Sharklets"

AA's primary designations for the LAA 321 is still 321T for the Trans-con fleet and 321B for the prime fleet. In AA.com, I do see they've added "Sharklets" in parentheses, I guess so perhaps people could tell by looking out the window, but that still follows the 321B. E.G.: AA 159 32B-Airb...

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by Wingtips56
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 707 cabin in color?
Replies: 16
Views: 3345

Re: Pan Am 707 cabin in color?

In 1991, I flew an ex-PA 707 that was flying as LAP/Paraguayas, still having the old PA interior with the big dome lights in the ceiling, and 2nd or so generation decor, except the partial PA globes on bulkheads had been painted orange. I assume they were blue with PA. I don't remember if it had the...

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by Wingtips56
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has set up its own company for the bonus program
Replies: 9
Views: 1658

Re: Norwegian has set up its own company for the bonus program

A good bonus program can be a major asset, and it can be sold off, as did Air Canada with En Route. Wall Street wanted AA to sell off AAdvantage a few years ago, but (I think) wisely didn't go that route. All the credit card company revenue, other mileage purchase plans and customer mileage purchase...

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by Wingtips56
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas proposes amenities in the cargo hold for ultra long flights
Replies: 76
Views: 12598

Re: Alan Joyce floats the idea of "Cargo class"

Didn't some airlines have lounges in the cargo area of their L1011s back in the 70s / early 80s? So technically putting passengers down there is not unprecedented although a lounge is not an assigned seat, of course. Honestly though, if they give me additional space for a decent price, I'll gladly ...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EZE Route Announcement Today
Replies: 15
Views: 2310

Re: EZE Route Announcement Today

It was announced earlier today, and there is an AA speculation thread going on it that has the updates. AA is adding LAX-EZE with the 789 eff. 19DEC. It is also adding MIA-COR with 763 in April 2019. (Additional adds are MIA-GEO Georgetown Guyana, MIA-PEI Pereira Colombia, and DFW-OAL Oaxaca Mexico,...

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by Wingtips56
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces Chicago ORD
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Air New Zealand announces Chicago ORD

Already being discussed http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1390087 Why open a topic only to mention it’s already being discussed? A.net has been wierd for several weeks now, putting a reply above the original post...and sometimes out of order down below. Must have a snafu in rec...

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by Wingtips56
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11453

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Well CEC dodged a bullet, as ZK was one of the airlines that had applied for the EAS contract after PenAir pulled the plug. On paper it looked good, with flights to SMF in the EMB-120, with interline ticket and baggage agreements, but I knew they'd fail at some point. And here it is: "Ceasing&q...

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by Wingtips56
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 4425

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

Dubrovnik Airline
Air Madrid
Branson AirExpress (sort of...)
SFO Helicopter
Air Chico (one man operation with a Mooney out of Chico California -CIC, circa 1980)

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by Wingtips56
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment
Replies: 23
Views: 2936

Re: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment

Good grief. Not unusual for Bay Area news to go hysterical on a non-event. Of course one station up the road in SMF would pick it up with their usual "could it happen here?" 'investigative reports' that I found so annoying. They are so crazy about airport news and rarely ever have their fa...

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by Wingtips56
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to move STS-SFO to DEN at some point
Replies: 26
Views: 4613

Re: UA to move STS-SFO to DEN at some point

It makes sense. When flow control at SFO happens, UA usually flies STS more often than not, and cancels flights even further away (e.g. SMF, FAT, SBA, Redding, etc). It seems unfair that STS gets the red carpet treatment, so might as well get rid of them. It's easier to reroute people out of those ...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would B6 TATL service work with Mint included
Replies: 65
Views: 7307

Re: Would B6 TATL service work with Mint included

I don't know if B6 TATL is really plausible (that's a discussion I will sit out), but if they do try, I don't see it can work without Mint at minimum.

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by Wingtips56
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen To the Airbus Beluga's After Replacement
Replies: 40
Views: 7265

Re: What Will Happen To the Airbus Beluga's After Replacement

Arion640 wrote:
I would of thought at least 1 would end up in a museum.

One of them could BE a museum, with all that space inside.

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by Wingtips56
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 18
Views: 4842

Re: Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure

Interesting. This almost 36-year old aircraft started out in California in 1986 with AirCal (which I worked as an agent in SMF), then to AA and even painted in modified AA livery (grey, not silver fuselage). OC configured it as 85Y having learned from rival PSA's mistake of trying 6-breast 100Y. AA ...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36289

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

I thought the new livery was black from the photos I saw. So that's really blue? Hmm. I did see a photo of several LH planes at an airport with one of them being in the new livery. I almost didn't spot it, as my eye was drawn to the yellow tail logo and condor on all the others. On the new livery, i...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In
Replies: 140
Views: 14570

Re: OAG Changes 3/4/2018:AA LPBMIA, ORDPSP Out, VVIMIA In; AM ATLMTY Out; AS PDXSTL, SFODEN Out; DL LGACHA, SLCCLE In

Thanks Enilria! Seems AA wants to expand in Portland. The CLT has been a tad under 2 in summers past but the 2 extra ORD flights are new right? Sad to see AA cut Bolivia (and subject it to the 7M8) but I suppose LA/LP Lima connections will Be available for those who need them. I wonder how much mar...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe
Replies: 33
Views: 4814

Re: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe

I noticed a cabin door just forward of the engine, which the short DC-9s didn't have. Does the Comac retain the tail cone escape, or does this door replace it (no tail cone ejection)?

Edit: and does it have the ventral stair?

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by Wingtips56
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air had 3 incidents of unreliable airspeed yesterday 2/26
Replies: 18
Views: 4786

Re: Wizz Air had 3 incidents of unreliable airspeed yesterday 2/26

Wow. I saw the subject lines in the Herald earlier and just assumed it was the same plane with an unresolved problem.

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by Wingtips56
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 20678

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

I think DL handled this correctly. It's the Twits that have blown it out of reality. As a former airport agent myself, we were often downstream of the "talk to the agent and see what s/he can do", when there was nothing we could do. With DL handling it right up front, it ended the discussi...

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by Wingtips56
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G aft hub modification failure
Replies: 53
Views: 5279

Re: New Emergency Airworthiness Directive Issued For PW Powered NEOs

What engine is Hawaiian using on their 321? Are they affected?

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by Wingtips56
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 737 off taxiway in BWI
Replies: 18
Views: 4499

Re: WN 737 off taxiway in BWI

Those pics do show it still on the pavement, but barely. Looks like maybe the edge of the grass stopped it.

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by Wingtips56
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?
Replies: 36
Views: 3897

Re: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?

Cargo is a major contributor to AA's bottom line. I've heard that the -LR extra fuel tanks cut into the cargo hold space. AA carries a lot of belly freight along with heavy bag loads and often "cubes-out" in Latin America and the Caribbean, so the -LR doesn't strike me as the right fit for...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Rural and Suburbia Airport Potential
Replies: 14
Views: 2562

Re: Question about Rural and Suburbia Airport Potential

Coos Bay OR is served through the neighboring North Bend Airport (OTH), although service is limited. A number of the airports you reference would probably only be able to support 19-50 seat airplanes, and there isn't much available in the low end of that capacity. And those small-fleet carriers are ...

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by Wingtips56
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 9104

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

Others are free to correct me, but I don't think the Gulf of Mexico requires ETOPS. Overwater kits (life vests, rafts) yes, but you're never 2 hours away from a diversion airport. So if I'm correct, WN hasn't needed to be ETOPS yet. I assume you are referring specifically to WN, as others have been ...

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by Wingtips56
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 333
Views: 34395

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

IMHO, the demand for ANC throughout A.net seems to be overstated. It's just not that big except for low-yielding cruise season and salmon cargo season. As to SMF, my direct experience was now many years ago, but when I worked there with SFO and SEA flights, we really didn't have that many folks goin...

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by Wingtips56
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop start selling flights
Replies: 32
Views: 3990

Re: Swoop start selling flights

usxguy wrote:
how does one say Swoop in french?

Maybe "Joon", or something else nonsensical.

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by Wingtips56
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds FAT - LAX Red-eye??
Replies: 21
Views: 5517

Re: UA Adds FAT - LAX Red-eye??

But if there is no room to RON an aircraft at midnight, there still wouldn't be room at 2:30 am, so this doesn't make sense to me. If it is really a maintenance trip, then it could be ferried without a flight attendant, without opening the terminal, paying ticket, gate and ramp agents, and TSA, and ...

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by Wingtips56
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20861

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

At $79 fares, can WOW make money with the reduced payload? Or is the A321 a temporary fill-in on the LAX route? I assume WOW isn't a freight hauler, so they can suck up some of the payload restriction with more passengers than might be otherwise. Such economics wouldn't work for the hybrid operation...

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by Wingtips56
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced
Replies: 43
Views: 8388

Re: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced

Sad this becomes yet another A vs B battleground. The OP was merely noting the 747-777 counts. Good for the 777. Of course it will pass the 747, because the world market for aircraft has grown significantly since the 747 arrived on the scene. With the 777 being better economically, it is the plane t...

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by Wingtips56
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 41108

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

From a Devil's Advocate point of view, what would the reaction have been if Boeing hadn't taken a stab at this issue? Is it really wrong to try to protect your business, or should they have just sat back and done nothing? (I know, they don't have an equivalent in the market at present, but that's no...

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by Wingtips56
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 104
Views: 9123

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

AA 526 operates on Saturdays, CLT-BGI-CLT. A320.

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by Wingtips56
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 6635

Re: AA 319 EOW

Airbus is a proper name, and a registered trademark. It is not subject to ancient Latin pluralization.

But then, that shouldn't really be part of this thread. (But it does annoy many of us, so it detracts.)

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by Wingtips56
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 6635

Re: AA 319 EOW

I do wonder why US choose not to just have all Airbus narrowbodies EOW-is there a significant weight difference between regular evacuation slides and slide-rafts? I'm not really in the know on this aircraft type, but there is a difference in escape slides: some have high sides and do make good raft...

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by Wingtips56
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 312
Views: 68466

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

So when will the "Proudly all Boeing" stickers be removed? I have it on good authority that exactly 3 aircraft will retain that slogan just so we continue to have something to talk about. Yes, because it truly is the most important issue in this entire merger. (Oh, where is that sarcasm f...

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