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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?
Replies: 21
Views: 3289

Re: Airlines with most twin widebodies subtypes?

United with the A320 / 319 / B737-700 / 800 / 900 / 900ER/ 737-9 / B757- 200/ 300 / B767- 300/ 400 / B777-200A / 200 ER/ 300ER/B787-8/ 9/ 10

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6636

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

I'm a DL flyer and going to SFO for a business trip in October. To my surprise, all business class on direct flights between JFK - SFO are sold out on DL. I even looked into 3Q/4Q of this year, 90% of the flights have their business cabins sold out. DL flies 757 with 16 D1 seats Meanwhile, AA has p...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42097

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

come on folks, what's he supposed to say? With the very narrow definition of "success" Faury uses, he makes his case. It's only slightly sillier than making the same claim about the B787 being a "success", as that program still has the possibility of making money. Both companies...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Physial design of control of 737 jackscrew
Replies: 16
Views: 1642

Re: Physial design of control of 737 jackscrew

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Is it really a single drive motor assembly with a single channel electrical actuator path?

The Jackscrew motor has a Main and Standby Motor. the standby is considerably slower than the main. If either fails It will Cancel the flight.

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 208
Views: 36045

Re: Delta A220 route additions

By the way? Any data on How reliable the airplane is performing Maintenance wise in Reliability? It looks like a nice airplane but looks can be deceiving

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9601

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

we've held flights before for connecting passengers to keep down the miss-connects that just snowball to the next flight. Many times the time can be made up in the air by flying M.86 rather than M.82, so it might be OT+10 and Land OT+3-5. We have in the past Held International flights when we knew t...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Avianca CEO
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: New Avianca CEO

One thing I'm sure of, United did NOT want to have to Day to Day run Avianca. UA ALPA would have had a "conniption" Fit!!! There'd be all manner of problems!

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3009
Views: 298159

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

What's the new MCAS input, just AOA based on two sensors instead of one? Or is speed or something else now an input? I'm pretty sure speed was always an input. That's how the algorithm would know what AoA to trigger at. The issue is that the failed sensors failed at an AoA reading that would trigge...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Physial design of control of 737 jackscrew
Replies: 16
Views: 1642

Re: Physial design of control of 737 jackscrew

If the manual wheels are moving in main trim, they'll break your wrists. Nothing to really grab on to, as the handles are usually stowed. Autopilot Stab Trim, is a slower rate, one might be able to grab the wheel but stab trim should be stopped electrically, then pop the handles out and adjust stab...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 16400

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

There's plenty of U.S. airports with Customs facilities that can take a 757, from Bangor on down. It's a dual question of how much notice you get and whether you can beat the storm in. DCA gets passengers into the same metro area, many of whom might accept DCA as close enough. clse enough is better...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11365

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

So Let me get this straight. Nobody knows how to Navigate using the High and Low charts?? REALLY? INS Direct is cool and SAT NAV is cooler but if you can't fly VOR Nav? Then your piloting skills are Lacking Wow what a ridiculous statement. Do your research before criticizing trained professionals. ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42097

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

come on folks, what's he supposed to say? With the very narrow definition of "success" Faury uses, he makes his case. It's only slightly sillier than making the same claim about the B787 being a "success", as that program still has the possibility of making money. Both companies...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11365

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

So Let me get this straight. Nobody knows how to Navigate using the High and Low charts?? REALLY? INS Direct is cool and SAT NAV is cooler but if you can't fly VOR Nav? Then your piloting skills are Lacking

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5539

Re: FedEx 757’s

When the day comes for a 757 replacement, I'm surprised no one mentioned new build 767s. E-commerce will double in the next 5 years; the added capacity of a 767 should easily be absorbed by then. No way will a 737 or similar size be a suitable 757 replacement. FEDEX and UPS are getting new 767F's a...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5539

Re: FedEx 757’s

There were will more used 757s hitting the market in the next 10 years or so. United and Delta in particular still have sizable fleets. If anything you'll probably see the FedEx 757 fleet grow in size. Most of those will probably be high time, high cycle aircraft that don’t have enough life in them...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 11635

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

And give it two years - I will be surprised if DL still flies MSP-HND (or PDX-HND - it is only a matter of time that JL jumps on the route in partnership with AS). I find it really hard to believe that DL will be able to profitably fly seven daily into HND - one each of SEA/PDX/LAX/MSP/DTW/ATL/HNL-...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 286
Views: 36949

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Sometimes, I get the impression you have it in for SJC ;) DL obviously sees some kind of potential there, perhaps the same thing that WN and AS see, perhaps a different segment of the market. Maybe it is DL frequent flyers in the South Bay, maybe it’s trying to take some of the passengers from SFO,...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 286
Views: 36949

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

"Delta is also reclassifying some of its smaller cities as focus cities. Nashville and San Jose, California, have joined its list of domestic focus operations that also includes Austin, Cincinnati and Raleigh/Durham" Much ado about nothing... I'm curious as to DL's definition of "foc...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 73
Views: 12034

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

Official reason being the word "regional" feel limited whereas the word "space" indicate the spacious interior it offer to passengers. But that couldn't explain why they are removing the word Mitsubishi there, maybe they're trying to find a new owner for the program and want to ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19472

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

this entire topic is pretty Silly! Yeah American flies A330's but Then? Airbus HAS a warehouse in the USA and they can drop ship a part in Hours. Jeez! So where did the part come from? Spain? YGBSM!

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19472

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

I was not personally affected but I think those who were affected have the right to know that AA had the possibility to make money by selling a spare part AND help people, while they chose to lose money and hinder people. Shareholders also have the right to know it, so they can evaluate AA's manage...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5021

Re: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD

Not really sure why both UA and AA have such high % of regional jets at ORD. I feel if one of them were to upgauge the majority of their ORD flights to mainline, they'd gain a significant advantage over the other. wanting Mainline Jets and Having them is two different things. The RJ's are "Pat...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 106
Views: 15057

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

HOU going daily is definitely likely as well as the addition of BNA. MCI I could maybe see after the new terminal. I'm still wondering if MSY and AUS are sustainable, but then again, BOI and GEG seem to be holding on. There is more than enough demand for SMF-AUS nonstop service since there was an a...

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by strfyr51
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5219

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

It's one thing to fly interisland in Hawaii. And another thing to do it reliably. We haven't as of yet seen Southwest deal with any Adversity. Wait until an airplane goes AOG? And we'll See what the recovery time is and what southwest's recovery plans are.. No Planes based there? No Recovery! And it...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6687

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

It seems to have a lot of award space in business open last I heard... not so good. You heard? Source? Not many J seats left this month, of course thats no indication if they were awards or paid. But if so few are still in inventory, sounds like there is good demand. Loads so far are strong. It is ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 30970

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

It is not premium economy. What premium economy anywhere in the world gives you a flat bed? These days flat beds define long haul business class. A poor business class seat, Yes. A premium economy seat, certainly not. Read my post! i said a high end premium economy........ i know its not premium Ec...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 30970

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

One has to question how much longer international first class will be around if BA are not putting it on thier new flagship. What the greater question IS? Is anyone actually PAYING to FLY First Class?? British may not be installing it if they're already giving it AWAY .... Does that make Sense to a...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9037

Re: What does WN do about NK?

there will ALWAYS be the NK's no matter what. WN needs to stick to their strategy and waiver as little as possible, This isn't the 80's and 90's where everybody feared the big bad LCC's The majors are running 85-90% Load factors at a minimum. When they open a route? it's open season! there are not a...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

I don't think in the long run it's going to make much difference as long as they don't build the Double Decker jetways. Passengers embark and Deplane every day at SFO without Double Decker Jet Bridges. everything Else? Can be used for other and Future Airplanes.

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal
Replies: 220
Views: 18688

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

Well, it's good for my BBD.B stock. So, deep in I hope Bombardier extorts a lot of money from Mitsubishi with this CRJ sale. I don't think Mitsubishi cares about the money so much as the gained intellectual Property and access to Bombardier's Engineering Prowess. That's why the Japanese need and wa...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bleed AIr Off the Low Pressure Compressor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Bleed AIr Off the Low Pressure Compressor?

The air to have high enough pressure and temperature to actually power the air cycle machines in the packs. My guess is you wouldn't get what you need from the low-pressure compressor (fan). I can only speak for the Rolls-Royce Trent 772 and Trent XBW. They take bleed air from the intermediate pres...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much smaller is the B777-300ER/B777-9 compare to the B747-400?
Replies: 23
Views: 2968

Re: How much smaller is the B777-300ER/B777-9 compare to the B747-400?

Weight wise they are a lot less. Floor area, not much of a difference, 77W has bigger hold space. Amongst other reasons this is why the 77W killed the 747. I think A340-600 drew the first blood and the 77W finished it. :) A340-600? didn't draw ANY blood from the 747-400, The 777 series and having 2...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23173

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

There have been multiple media reports regarding NZ recent commitment to purchase eight 787-10 aircraft from Boeing. NZ is stating that after intensive discussion with Boeing they feel the 787-10 can fly any existing 77E route In their network. The statement suggests Boeing has made upgrades to bot...

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by strfyr51
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal
Replies: 220
Views: 18688

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

Well, it's good for my BBD.B stock. So, deep in me I hope Bombardier extorts a lot of money from Mitsubishi with this CRJ sale. I don't think Mitsubishi cares about the money so much as the gained intellectual Property and access to Bombardier's Engineering Prowess. That's why the Japanese need and...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19472

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Flight IG938 from SFO to MXP scheduled on june 1st was delayed beacuse the aircraft was damaged by a ramp vehicle, causing the flight to be postponed by 36 hours and affecting many passengers. In this interview just published on corriere della sera (in italian only) https://www.corriere.it/cronache...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19472

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Even IF American had 10 of them? What Obligation are they under to Give the part to IG? That kind of stuff is Arranged in advance with an Agreement!! Did IG Have one??? If NOT? Then They needed to call the Airbus AOG desk and arrange the Part delivery because I'm Sure Airbus has one in Stock in the ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal
Replies: 220
Views: 18688

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

When Bombardier has to take a $500 Million Charge against the CSeries program after announcing the Delta order, it represented $4 Million per order for the program. That indicated that they couldn’t sell the plane for the cost to produce it. It’s not far off from the deferred production cost on the...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7171

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

No it's not wrong. Airport/airspace congestion is reality. Imho, the question is what defines "congestion?" A massive new airport like the one in Turkey will likely steal connecting passengers from DXB, thus relieving perceived congestion there ORD is still reconfiguring its airport and a...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 8890

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

According to Hawaiian, “Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is blatantly favoring large legacy airlines such as American, Delta and United to the competitive detriment of smaller carriers such as Hawaiian…. Hawaiian’s forced move to the Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) will irreparably harm Hawaiia...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 10694

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

It's very hard to say what the Plans are for the UAE, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar might be suffice to say they haven't as of yet merged. (which maybe they could and should do since their Turf is so close, ) They do not give the Idea that their total strategy is get known were they TO merge? They could beco...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Wing Issue?
Replies: 21
Views: 6017

Re: Boeing Wing Issue?

It might be considered a “non-issue” by some but really, just put this thing out of its misery. What else is going to come out in the wash? How many more people have to be killed before this plane is grounded for good? But then what do I know. As much as I love Boeing this is atrocious. Jeez! Boein...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?
Replies: 18
Views: 1775

Re: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?

It's much harder if you have to apply for air carrier certificate from the scratch. The paperwork is tremendous, I worked for a consulting firm that specialized in that, The work was immense and the only thing that made is easier was that one could go to the FAA office in Oak City and read other air...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 122
Views: 15353

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

It's going through .. They remove one stipulation and it looks like they have a success. Congrats!!

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?
Replies: 13
Views: 2119

Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

blacksoviet wrote:
At the time of the merger, Continental had a fleet of 12 737-924s. These are no longer listed as part of the United fleet. Who operates them now?

Maybe? You'd better look again. Those airplanes are still flying. And? For United.

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Wing Issue?
Replies: 21
Views: 6017

Re: Boeing Wing Issue?

This is the first I've heard of this issue, and I am a very frequent visitor to this site, as well as a frequent flyer domestically. Is this an "inspection" issue, or is this something more? If I were a betting man, I would say the majority of weird maintenance issues never get a peep her...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s
Replies: 31
Views: 7482

Re: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s

Why isn't the A380 a good candidate for a freighter? It has a wing box and wingspan meant to hold more weight. Or is simply the fact its nose doesn't open like the 747's already puts it a big disadvantage ? In the second hand market I see the A380 ending up in charter carriers, and in Air Peace It ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market
Replies: 49
Views: 6693

Re: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market

xxcr wrote:
LAX dominates when to TPAC routes. SFO is only strong in that area because of UA. If you remove UA from the picture, SFO is tiny when it comes to TPAC.

all the Airlines foreign and domestic who fly to LAX also fly to SFO. LAX is a larger airport but SFO can hold it's own.

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by strfyr51
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a lesser-range airplane be reconfigured to get ULH?
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: Can a lesser-range airplane be reconfigured to get ULH?

Florianopolis wrote:
I've always heard a KC-10 can go for a while.

Hell I guess! It's alr0eady a DC10-30 and a flying Fuel Tank! Yes I'd say it can go QUITE A WHILE!!

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by strfyr51
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1770
Views: 350732

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

While better than the current, it's unfortunate they did not push the thinking further...for example, if you have a light blue and medium blue tail, why not incorporate more of that light blue on the rest of the fuselage to harmonize. For example, maybe use light blue as shadow on the UNITED titles...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19076

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Hang on just a minute... All of you screaming for unionization must’ve missed the part whe I once got into an argument I’ve got a pretty good feeling those FA’s were taken care of after the fact based on DL’s response. JUST like ANY airline, You'll get some Over Zealous Manager from OPS who thinks ...

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