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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 10775

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

I wonder if it would be prudent just to have an F/A or gate agent wait by where the bag handlers would usually do that work and just supervise passengers putting their bags down the chute so you remove liability of passengers capturing this for example. Of course I have seen some terrible treatment...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 63
Views: 4667

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

AA / Philly airport is horrible internationally ...... I think the airport needs to get their act together, the AA staff needs to be more pleasant (5 AA staff all extremely rude), and farrrrr less delays. Very few People in Philly seem to be really pleasant. I worked for United and had to turn in a...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 32705

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

UA maybe the number 3 airline at LAX but on the all important LAX-NYC route UA pulled in the most revenue $334 million both DL and AA pulled in $330 million on their LAX-JFK route. UA is holding its own on this route and I wouldn't be surprised if UA in the past year or so has won back a few of tho...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 32705

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

[Lol Delta Nor American could stop United were they to return to JFK. Whether it was a mistake to Leave? Is up for debate. But! Are they flying like Hell out of EWR? You betcha! Could they make money in JFK? You betcha! Prove it. Lets see you state facts that they will make money. Can you prove, or...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 89
Views: 11755

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

I think the 19 777A will be replaced by 16 764, previously CO had four of their 764s in high density Hawaii configurations. And of course when they were first delivered all of DL's 764s were domestic. I don't think new order will replace the 772s. And Where might they get the 764's From because the...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 60
Views: 2970

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

90% of the time as an Aircraft mechanic working for United I worked alone on an airplane. There were others around but they were working on their own assigned airplanes. for 99.95% of us? It was a matter of pride when we finished our work and cleared the Log book or signed the Maintenance release. E...

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by strfyr51
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15117

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

I got the idea from somewhere that 744s that are still in service required to have an inerting system fitted to the fuel tanks, and that one of the reasons United chose to retire their 744s when they did was to avoid the expense of making the modification on planes they always intended to keep for ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6777

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

These stories always only present one side of the picture. So the family is lying? Making up the story to claim $$$ from BA? or have they been paid by a competitor airline? Don't get so defensive! It's NOT like it Hasn't been done Before. Maybe you should have to verify the story. Unless the kid wa...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 71
Views: 9814

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

The United B747-SP's flew SFO-SYD, LAX-SYD, SFO PEK and SFO HKG. The !22's flew SFO-NRT, SFO-SEL SFO-HNL-AKL as their longest legs.
They were Great airplanes and we sold 1 SP-21 to NASA for the Flying Telescope.Which I understand they Still fly.

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 71
Views: 9814

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

whem Unied bought the Pan Am Pacific Division the Tramsfer came with 2 B747-221's 8 B747 SP-21's and 2 Ex Braniff B747SP-27's (We eventually sold the SP27's to the Dubai Air Wing, Overhauled the SP-21's, Junked the 2 -221's the SP's served us well until the B747-422's came on bord and we Retired or...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 71
Views: 9814

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

whem Unied bought the Pan Am Pacific Division the Tramsfer came with 2 B747-221's 8 B747 SP-21's and 2 Ex Braniff B747SP-27's (We eventually sold the SP27's to the Dubai Air Wing, Overhauled the SP-21's, Junked the 2 -221's the SP's served us well until the B747-422's came on bord and we Retired or ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 2668

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

Let's See. Some Years ago DHL Brought a B727 and sent it to United For Overhaul. United had to replace EVERY major casting in the Airplane die to corrosion. I heard they paid $50K for the airplane and it was $2.5 million to Overhaul it Since they agreed to time and Materials they had to pay the Bill...

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by strfyr51
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22330

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Will this lead to a new livery? The Rhapsody in Blue Was a Paint Scheme. The Carpet was dark Grey with red and grey Specs woven in, The Seats Were Grey with designs down the center.in Blue Gret and Orange in vertical stripes. there was never a "Rhapsody in Blue" Interior That we implement...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 32705

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

I agree that some slots at JFK should be given to UA, and I agree that UA should be accommodated at JFK. However, AA and DL both have hubs at LAX and JFK, and there are also some AA and DL customers in LA and NYC who would not switch over to UA if UA brought back LAX-JFK nonstop service. UA is losi...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 32705

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

Ask ANY black car driver which is the fastest airport to get to from Manhattan on any given day or time and they will answer EWR 100% of the time. It's the first question I always ask my Uber driver or the black car company I use. In a panic-rush situation they always worry far more about JFK than ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 32705

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

I agree that some slots at JFK should be given to UA, and I agree that UA should be accommodated at JFK. However, AA and DL both have hubs at LAX and JFK, and there are also some AA and DL customers in LA and NYC who would not switch over to UA if UA brought back LAX-JFK nonstop service. UA is losi...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 96
Views: 13953

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

This rift looks like it will lead to the severing of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The Saudis have reportedly pulled their students out of Canadian Universities. They also expelled the Canadian Ambassador and should be recalling their ambassador in Canada back to Saudi Arabia Then let ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 96
Views: 13953

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Amid a growing dispute, Saudia will suspend all flights to YYZ starting next week. https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/07/middleeast/saudi-arabia-canada-intl/index.html So who is this hurting? canada or the Saudi's? If you want to play on the world stage? Then you suffer the consequences because people are...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15061

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

The TLV flights are extremely high yeilds for us and using the IAD as a connection funnel lets us concentrate on the O&D from EWR/SFO. Yes, there is some O&D traffic in IAD, but mostly this is for connections. I can see this flight going daily eventually. Starting off like the SFO flight co...

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by strfyr51
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15061

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Didn't see this one coming. I would have placed money on ORD before any other cities, but obviously the research at Willis said more potential in IAD. I do question the lift out of EWR and IAD tho. To begin a route with a 777 is saying the untapped market is huge. That's almost 900 seats a day from...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radom on 777F
Replies: 30
Views: 1633

Re: Radom on 777F

I’d expect EVS to not “see” in monsoon rain—the rain masks the temperature gradients required for it to work. Try Mumbai or Delhi in the winter with heavy smoke and haze see the lights at 8 miles while the RVR is 500m. EVS is best in dry obstructions like smoke, smog, haze, dry snow if not heavy. N...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much will it cost to repair this APU?
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Re: How much will it cost to repair this APU?

E145 N14568 backed into a truck at EWR. See full image for details. https://i.imgur.com/w5M42jW.jpg Repair estimates? The repair estimate has to be based on whether the APU itself is damaged or just the tail cone. the rudder could be repaired pretty quickly depending on the damage but you would fir...

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by strfyr51
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 86
Views: 9970

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

I think AA's long term plan at JFK is have flights to its other hubs: DCA,PHL,CLT,MIA,DFW,ORD,PHX,LAX. All other flights get dropped or shifted to PHL. Which raises the question on what to do with Terminal 8, as it is underutilized today. Moving all OneWorld airlines to T8 makes most sense, but it ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?
Replies: 11
Views: 2780

Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

the last Electronic bay I was in on an A320/A319 had 6 different vendors in it. some was Collins/Honeywell, and some were other vendors On the B737 most were Collins or Bendix. but that depends on the Airline also. At United our Avionics shops seem to specialize in Collins and Bendix equipment they ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13021

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

Why US airlines do not get a330 regional 3000 nm range to serve routes like Miami- Los Angeles Nyc- lax etc is a cheaper airplane and instead of having 4 frequencies in one day they may have only 2 and carry more pax any thoughts? And When was an A330 so Cheap to fly? And? As compared to What?!? Ar...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13021

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

To follow the good corporate citizen mantra...or heaven forbid Airbus and Boeing limit the range of their narrow body fleet to 1,000 miles max thus forcing airlines to use widebody a/c. The range would be less than 1,000 once pax and bags are loaded, and airlines would not want to fly empty wide bo...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Flying Tigers hangar circa '70?
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: SFO Flying Tigers hangar circa '70?

I believe that hanger was either incorporated into the United maintenance base, or torn down when the base was expanded in the 70s. The small double arched roof hanger across from it still exists today as part of the UA base. A few of those Shell Oil storage tanks still stand just behind what is no...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Start Up Procedure
Replies: 31
Views: 5066

Re: Boeing 747-400 Start Up Procedure

It depends if fitted with autostart or not. It is all in the provided manuals... with the product you bought... This is correct, not sure how accurate the flight sim version is but in the real airplane the Autostart is selected on or off via a switch on the overhead panel. Unless it is deferred we ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18670

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

That would be because they seem to be going 10 abreast like their new 77Ws... They are also getting rid of first class and reducing economy plus on the 3 class planes. That has been known for YEARS!! Business class on CO has always Been "Business-First" They never had 3 class service. Cou...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV
Replies: 65
Views: 21421

Re: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV

I was making a jab at a forum member that believes the A350 replacing the 744 is Delta's way of screwing over the DTW hub.....followed by a question that started with "In all seriousness though," Sorry! :white: No biggie :) I'm still curious as to what the process is and how long this air...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16484

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

I really hope not otherwise the United (Boeing) Board will replace all those great 320s with 737s... :white: Are you kidding? We already have A319-132's and A320-232's coming from China Southern as we speak? We're Not getting rid of the A319's and A320's we already have Nor are we slacking in buyin...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2796
Views: 339621

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

It's very simple. You re-design the 757 in plastic, upgrade the engines and avionics, add FBW and you're done. ;) Redesign the airplane in Aluminum-Lithium upgrade the engine controls to FBW and redesign the flight controls to "ALL Digital" (not just FBW) (No follow-up cables what so ever...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5938

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

It's an interesting question.And one that is far wider than WN.They were first and they wrote the handbook.Not just one type of aircraft but only one version.For the lowest possible running costs.Ryanair followed it to the letter and it didn't do them much harm either!.But things have and are chang...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96851

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Hmmm 80% local content? Whats the duty going to be on 787s and 777Xs then?? Maybe BBD should move their head office and incorporate in the US? :duck: Or DL should set up a Canadian division. So ecatly How would Delta Become a canadial airline? And EXACTLY what would they do with their Hubs and rout...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180109

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Bloomberg article https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-16/airbus-to-buy-majority-stake-in-bombardier-c-series-jet-program Airbus will own 50.01% Bombardier will own 31% Quebec will own 19% (I realize those percentages don't add completely up, I'm simply posting what the article says) Air...

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by strfyr51
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16484

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

UA is usually at the bottom with on-time performance and with cancelling flights as is JetBlue.. A combined B6 and UA will be an operational nightmare. Absolutely wrong. Dead wrong. But expected from you. #fakenews And why would that be EXACTLY?? UA has 165 A320/A319's, We know how to fly them and ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2796
Views: 339621

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

The "A322" could very well end up being a "stretch to far". She might also not be able to take the same class of engines as the MoM due to gear height issues, which would impact her TOW. The "A322" could become the 767-400ER to the MoM's A330-200: too little, too late....

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and AA both held huge aircraft displays this weekend, why not DL?
Replies: 11
Views: 2669

Re: UA and AA both held huge aircraft displays this weekend, why not DL?

United has in the past held the event at the San Francisco Maintenance Operations Center. in conjunction with "Fleet Week" and Hosted the "Blue Angels". Since it's a 2-3 day event and on the Weekend we usually work around whatever else We've got to do and continue to work out of ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries
Replies: 25
Views: 4606

Re: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries

I agree that Amazon will at some point order new build 767s. At some point the pool of quality used 767-300s will dry up. Congrats to Boeing on what has been a successful year so far. The first Max series aircraft are on the line without any major shakeups. Kudos to the testing teams. How can that ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35101

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Bottom line,
If BBD can't sustain that airplane price they gave Delta for EVERYBODY?? Then Delta shouldn't get that price because the sold it under cost.

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by strfyr51
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35101

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

If Boeing thinks allowing the C Series to succeed on it's own and deal with an independent Bombardier is scary, how about injuring BBD to the point they sell out to Airbus and the Euros take over the C Series line? I think Boeing sees a program that can't stand on it's own merit and needs special p...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11873

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

forget about it!! The Tulip is an Icon that would polarize the company. We're not ready for that yet. The time may come when we are? But it's Not right now..

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 63
Views: 6430

Re: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief

Wouldn't it make more sense to just rework the mainline contract to allow for a separate collectively bargained contract for pilots for those mid size regional birds? Something that offers the protections and benefits that are similar to mainline, but at a different wage scale? Perhaps as something...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13423

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

Nobody can Blame a Guy or Gal for looking out for #1, and anybody who disputes that is a true FOOL!! People always seem to think it's the other guy who should make Less so they can have More. Well if you think that? Start your OWN airline and see just how involved it si to BECOME a Pilot !! I guess ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6384

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

Your bashing of JetBlue is seriously getting old and boorish. One thing you are is predictable. I don't know jumbojet, but I really would love to hear him tell me about how great my last few DL flights were (they weren't), such as that magnificent CRJ I flew to RDU over the summer. He is entitled t...

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by strfyr51
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13423

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

ALPA national will do what they always do and pressure DALPA/UALPA to fold and allow the larger RJs at DCI/UAX. The Lee Moak way of thinking is far from dead at ALPA national. The APA will be the last hold out as always. My money, DALPA folds first. Probably on something stupid like a promise of mo...

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by strfyr51
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 57139

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

With Kirby's focus being domestic flying, I would expect them to beef up that first at LAX to give UA a more appealing and pertinent schedule offering. Top 10 O&Ds from LAX are: NYC, SFO, CHI, SEA, DC, DFW, HNL, LAS, BOS, MIA/FLL, there is good room for them to grow frequency and even add new m...

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by strfyr51
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2796
Views: 339621

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

A lot of very good comments here.To me they all show just how hard it is to square the circle of this New 'Midrange'Aircaft is.Clearly Boeing 'think' they have and I will be very interested to see what it is.So much depends on what 'midrange' actually means.How many pax/class?How much cargo etc.The...

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