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by strfyr51
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 39
Views: 6969

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

The A350 is a longhaul aircraft and not intended for such routes. We might see a few such flights for crew familiarization flights or at times where the plane would otherwise idle. American for a good portion of 2015 and 2016 ran their 787s on short routes such as DFW-ORD/LAX for crew familiarizati...

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by strfyr51
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10344

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

As expected, and long speculated - an obvious, logical add linking the third largest population center in the U.S. with Delta's Asian gateway at SEA. The schedules look good - well-timed for both O&D and two-way connections between ORD and Asia. I get the O&D, but not the Asian connections....

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by strfyr51
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA901 Diversion?
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Re: UA901 Diversion?

It was Technical

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by strfyr51
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 119
Views: 13562

Re: Seat Law coming?

I'm sorry but I have to disagree. Those people who can only afford those $29 dollar fares should be riding Greyhound. This game of chasing the lowest common denominator is what has made flying such misery in the last 5 years. There was a time you paid a faie amount, got on ths plane with two bags, ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does aviation use AM radio instead of superior FM?
Replies: 12
Views: 1728

Re: Why does aviation use AM radio instead of superior FM?

FM and AM use different parts of the frequency spectrum with very different radiation properties. FM is line of site. AM shoots through obstacles. You can get a LOT further with AM than you can with FM. Actually? All the Navigation VORs are on the FM band and all the Non-directional Beacons are AM

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by strfyr51
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11109

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Long overdue - barring many places in Alaska I suppose, EAS is a total waste of money. If people choose to live in remote, rural areas, that is their right, but not up to me or others to subsidize their travel to a large airport. Get in the car and drive. That's pretty harsh isn't it?? Not everybod...

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by strfyr51
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 range?
Replies: 20
Views: 5369

Re: boeing 797 range

LPSHobby wrote:
is there any problem if the MoM would have a bigger range, for examplle the same range of the 788?

it's a middle market airplane. Why would Boeing Cannibalize the B787?? it should be less than the B788. and f you need More range??
Then buy a B788 or B789!!

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by strfyr51
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 7035

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

jumbojet wrote:
another reason not to fly JetBlue transcon. I mean, why would they buy a plane that cant make it from point A to point B within the USA when you get some gusty winds? Shame on JetBlue.


Because when they ordered the plane they didn't intend to FLY transcon in an A320??

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by strfyr51
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 7035

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

Seems like a small disaster for those trying to allocate planes. Not as much of a disaster as you might think. If wind/weather was the reason, it's very likely the flightplan included LAS as an enroute alternate and that the possibility of diverting for fuel was factored into B6's aircraft and crew...

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by strfyr51
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?
Replies: 50
Views: 7967

Re: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?

With twins eating up 747 and A380 orders, with further lengthening of the 777-X and A350 being mooted, with the A380's programme in great uncertainty and with the 747-8 programme relying on Freighter orders...are four-holers done for good? If not, is there a way for four-holers to carve out a marke...

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by strfyr51
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft engineer with license but without a degree
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Aircraft engineer with license but without a degree

I guess being an engineer with an A&P is pretty good. but the Non-Maintenance office jobs at an airline at least are not that plentiful. Being an Engineer is respected but it won't teach you and more about systems than being on the airplane. I work in Maintenance control and systems is pretty mu...

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by strfyr51
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the exact name of those high turbulent clouds??
Replies: 10
Views: 1685

Re: What is the exact name of those high turbulent clouds??

Are you referring to Strato-cumulous??

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by strfyr51
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 5666

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

Brexit will have Little to DO with the importance of LHR being a major hub.

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by strfyr51
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15260

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban

well? What are you going to do?? The President initiated this travel ban to achieve some goal. (I have no real Idea what or even why) But a LOT of Americans voted for him for SOME reason. I seriously Doubt it will hurt the USA in the short term though I cannot speak for the long term. I see no evide...

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by strfyr51
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft engineer with license but without a degree
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Aircraft engineer with license but without a degree

Here in the US many AMT's don't have degrees. If they do, most have a two year Associates of Sci. I've got a Bach, but I really never use it and have zero desire to move up into management. It was an option for me when I got my A&P so I did it. I knew once I finished school I wouldn't have much...

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by strfyr51
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 65
Views: 7058

Re: Is there a way to find out, which exact plane flew particular flights, long time ago?

Greetings to all on the forum, new member here. Though I have been following the forum for many years already, so I'm not a total newbie. And I've been obsessed by planes since I was like 7 years old or so. So my question is, is there a way to find out which exact plane flew particular flights, a l...

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by strfyr51
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 516
Views: 49228

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

I don't understand why Boeing was strived to develop the 737-10 when they could've re-engined the 757 and stretch it a bit more. Why they retired the 757 in 2004 is beyond me. It's a proven airframe with massive popularity and a very capable one at that. And perhaps too capable - even Boeing design...

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by strfyr51
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15260

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in traffic to US as a result of travel ban

...or.... it just may be...MAY BE that their business is experiencing a slowdown and they are using this as an excuse as any company would do. You have got to be kidding me. I don't know what you've been smoking but I'd like to try it! Well?? Why Couldn't it be true?? Emirates does not have feed an...

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by strfyr51
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 56
Views: 4500

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

If outsourcing make airline cheaper to operate then why weren't airlines outsourcing all of their services to those smaller airline and instead only those regionals? Before they sign the scope clause If Any regional wants to fly those airplanes they are FREE to DO SO!! Nobody at ANY major will oppo...

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by strfyr51
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 56
Views: 4500

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

If outsourcing make airline cheaper to operate then why weren't airlines outsourcing all of their services to those smaller airline and instead only those regionals? Before they sign the scope clause If Any regional wants to fly those airplanes they are FREE to DO SO!! Nobody at ANY major will oppo...

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by strfyr51
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 516
Views: 49228

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

Boeing Has probably gone as ar as they want to on the B767 type certificate. The MoM concept could put them in an Entirely NEW classification where they might develop an entirely NEW family of airplanes in the same vein they Used the B767-400 , he incremental changes they put in the B767-400 made th...

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by strfyr51
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian
Replies: 55
Views: 7768

Re: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian

we have shaky operators here in the USA that rival Norwegian in EVERY turn! It will come to light just HOW shaky NAI either IS or ISN'T. And it won't be that long either.

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by strfyr51
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 516
Views: 49228

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

I'm afraI'd for Boeing that Airbus really has a substantial upper hand here. If Boeing goes the expensive route and does a "radical" clean sheet design, it will necessarily be very expensive to purchase and involve a ton of crew training. Even if it results in a running operating cost imp...

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by strfyr51
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?
Replies: 143
Views: 18715

Re: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?

In all of this rhetoric didn't you guys see the point? The 797 will be built to take 2x2 LD3 containers and the 88x108 pallet. That's why it's a dual aisle airplane! Expanding the A321 won't make it take dual LD3's Nor pallet loading, I'll bet the airplane will also be built for cargo or be able to ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’
Replies: 185
Views: 21194

Re: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’

I give you a solution, why don't Delta or AA or United try something different to be a five stars brand,... free foods, free drinks, no economy basic, best first class and business class, better food and service, you know like those 5 stars airlines..... why soo hard about it. Let's be clear, airli...

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by strfyr51
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’
Replies: 185
Views: 21194

Re: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’

I have a simple solution to this problem. Instead of "Tit for Tat" Here's the Deal.. You fly NO More from the USA than We fly from Your Country. Which means, You can Fly to the Coasts but No further NO Interior flying No Chicago Houston Dallas, Minneapolis, Detroit. To get there or from th...

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by strfyr51
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why was the 737 designed that way?
Replies: 34
Views: 4290

Re: Why was the 737 designed that way?

Hiya folks, just seeing a size comparison between the GE90 engine and the 737 on Facebook, I wanted to ask you this question: Why wasn't the 737 designed with bigger engines and longer landing gears from the beginning? Everybody™ knows the 737 is in a dead end compared to the 320 (which soon will r...

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by strfyr51
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: P.S. on SFO-BOS?
Replies: 38
Views: 5445

Re: UA: P.S. on SFO-BOS?

the PS service was mostly transcon . I haven't taken a PS airplane from OOD to SFO om the last 2 years though I have flown the B777 and the B747 as well as the 757 and 737 out of ORD to SFO and I fly nearly every other week home to the coast.

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by strfyr51
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Menzies Aviation to Acquire ASIG from BBA Aviation
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: Menzies Aviation to Acquire ASIG from BBA Aviation

ASIG does United's fueling in SFO They're pretty well run as I can tell at least at SFO though United still owns and services the pumpers

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by strfyr51
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vijay Mallya Blames Faulty Engines For Kingfisher Airlines Collapse
Replies: 13
Views: 3369

Re: Vijay Mallya Blames Faulty Engines For Kingfisher Airlines Collapse

Source/Link: http://jetlinemarvel.net/2017/03/04/vijay-mallya-blames-faulty-engines-for-kingfisher-airlines-collapse/ "New Delhi: Vijay Mallya, the embattled businessman who is in the UK, today said faulty engines were one of the factors for the collapse of Kingfisher Airlines." "A g...

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by strfyr51
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: P.S. on SFO-BOS?
Replies: 38
Views: 5445

Re: UA: P.S. on SFO-BOS?

This is a case where the Airbus A321 would be too perfect for UA's fleet on trans-con routes. The A321neoLR might be perfect, to operate transcon and then turn them to either Hawaii or to Europe, using a product similar to the former Continental 757-200s. While the A321 could be added to the fleet ...

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by strfyr51
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’
Replies: 185
Views: 21194

Re: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’

Air China, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Japan Airlines, Air India, American Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways, Air France ...... What is he talking about ??? NO USA Airline has EVER been State owned. Not Pan American Not Trans World, United, Americ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?
Replies: 49
Views: 8982

Re: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?

jumbojet wrote:
KVH68 wrote:
I walked by it today. United is doing some work on it. That is all I can say.


UA was the best they could do?

well? Exactly whom would you consider BETTER at fixing it? And if SO? Then, tell them to take it there?? I'm Sure they'll take YOUR word for it!!

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by strfyr51
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US Carriers Start Flights from New York to Asia?
Replies: 28
Views: 4949

Re: Should US Carriers Start Flights from New York to Asia?

With the advent of low-cost medium haul airlines like Norwegian flying into JFK, legacy carriers like American and Delta are worried about keeping their traditional routes intact. Where should they focus to safeguard their JFK hub? One interesting thing I noticed is that no US carrier flies non-sto...

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by strfyr51
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-8 Luggage Loading
Replies: 13
Views: 2905

Re: United DC-8 Luggage Loading

Not even all of United's DC-8s were equipped. IIRC the ex-JAL bird did not have the system. - http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=754317#p10871547 The only DC8-61 or -71 that didn't have the pods was Nose Number 2471 what was an Ex-Japan Airlines DC-8 that landed short in the Bay on appr...

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by strfyr51
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-8 Luggage Loading
Replies: 13
Views: 2905

Re: United DC-8 Luggage Loading

These were called "Gondolas" they were pods loaded into the fwd and aft pits. raised nd lowered by cables and suspended by metal rails inside the pit. They were good for minimal manpower during turns as the entire cargo pit could be loaded by 2 guys fwd and 2 guys aft. But!! let one of tho...

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by strfyr51
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 16982

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

For the last decade, traffic has steadily declined at IAD, as more passengers prefer the convenience of DCA. It is well known that IAD is too far out and has no connections to public transportation (until the Silver Line is finally complete). The airport also employs a confusing layout of mobile lo...

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by strfyr51
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing expects $70M profit per a 787 frame in the future orders
Replies: 117
Views: 12544

Re: Boeing expects $70M profit per a 787 frame in the future orders

Does that mean that airlines now know that Boeing can reduce the cost by several millions then? I know i would expect a bigger discount in future knowing Boeing wants to make that much profit per plane. All the airlines know is that Boeing can sell them an order for a related cost.. The larger the ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 20695

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

I'm hearing some mixed messages, as it were, in the thread. Was the part "borrowed" or sold by Delta? If it was sold, then as another poster stated, then it belongs to Emirates and Delta really couldn't demand it back. If it was "borrowed," then yes, Delta probably could as it w...

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by strfyr51
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 20695

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

Link/Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-09/emirates-says-flight-was-delayed-as-delta-withheld-300-spare Another meat cleaver thrown in the Delta vs Emirates / ME3 battle: "Mechanical fault stalled Seattle-Dubai service for six hours" "Gulf carrier says U.S. rival...

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by strfyr51
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday
Replies: 143
Views: 20949

Re: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday

we have NO Idea what the meeting is about Nor? Of what it will entail.. Because it's OBVIOUS He Hasn't discussed it with and of YOU. We'll know SOON Enough.
why not "chill" 'till then? I'm Sure it will provide Plenty enough "Spirited" discussion.

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by strfyr51
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday
Replies: 143
Views: 20949

Re: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday

Trump should give incentives to airlines to bring aircraft maintenance back into the US. Currently, all of United's widebody heavy maintenance is performed outside of the US. And? We Have and OWN the Facilities to do the maintenance In SFO and IAH. We don't NEED to contract out our maintenance, Not...

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by strfyr51
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Blue HYD SYS LO PRESS during long flights
Replies: 21
Views: 1951

Re: A320 Blue HYD SYS LO PRESS during long flights

Try starting with TSM 29-12-00-810-805-A with the system pressure Switch 2151GN and the Solenoid Vave- Leak Measurement 2150GP. Start a single Engine and operate the Rudder then do continuity check at the pressure switch a/a and a/c if there is continuity? Replace the Switch if no continuity ? Shake...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United Airlines 747-238B
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: United Airlines 747-238B

Why did Qantas sell United their 747-238Bs? Was Qantas unhappy with the performance of these aircraft? Did they prefer the capacity of the 747-338? Did any UA 742s make it into the rising blue livery? How do you tell the difference between a UA 747-222 and a UA 747-238? the -238B's had JTD-7Q engin...

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by strfyr51
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CCO Julia Haywood is out
Replies: 52
Views: 9374

Re: UA CCO Julia Haywood is out

Jeff had nothing to do with this one. Munoz hired her as a backfill for Compton. I wasn't necessarily referring to this move in particular, just a number of moves they've made similar to this in recent weeks. I'm not necessarily trying to pull the Smisek card, I just think that the company seemingl...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A 747SP Really Fly Further Than A 747-200?
Replies: 139
Views: 26152

Re: RE: Could A 747SP Really Fly Further Than A 747-200?

So i assume the 1980's era 747SP still had more range than even the newest 742? Otherwise, why would the United Arab Emirates' government have ordered it in 1986? Perhaps lower maintenance costs? Pan Am and Later United flew JFK-NRT, and SFO -SYD with the B747-SP 21's The SP was later replaced By 2...

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by strfyr51
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Didn't UA Purchase AQ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5426

Re: Why Didn't UA Purchase AQ?

Aloha and United had a very close relationship as codeshare partners for a number of years. I remember Aloha's route map even featuring United in their inflight magazine and on the website. Additionally, United has a long history of serving the Hawaiian Islands spanning back to statehood with heavy...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A350's
Replies: 194
Views: 28510

Re: UA A350's

Whew, where to begin?! UA has been a basket case when it has come to their fleet plan! I still see the 777-300ERs as an investment that wasn't worth pursuing, considering the impressive number of orders and options for the A350. In my opinion, converting the A350-1000 order to other models would be...

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by strfyr51
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A350's
Replies: 194
Views: 28510

Re: UA A350's

Whew, where to begin?! UA has been a basket case when it has come to their fleet plan! I still see the 777-300ERs as an investment that wasn't worth pursuing, considering the impressive number of orders and options for the A350. In my opinion, converting the A350-1000 order to other models would be...

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by strfyr51
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 138
Views: 20457

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

The B747-400 was doomed right after the merger when they didn't homogenize the workforce in maintaining the B747. Once it was proven only ORD, SFO and LAX UA could only maintain the B747 It's days were numbered. Both the S-co and S-ua maintenance crews have extensive experience with the B777 and so ...

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