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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are air stairs an option on the A320 family?
Replies: 18
Views: 1818

Re: Are air stairs an option on the A320 family?

I’ve just stumbled across a photo of an A319 with them so they are out there! I wonder why it’s not so popular as on the 737 https://www.aerospace-technology.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2017/10/airbus-corp-jetliner_5.jpg The Air-stairs fit into their own container below the L1 door. I've seen t...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long does it take to refurbish a used aircraft?
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: How long does it take to refurbish a used aircraft?

Hello all, Just out of curiosity how long would it take to refurb a used aircraft? For example KQ is getting back some 787's and its 777's from Oman and Turkey respectively. How long would it take to bring it back to KQ specs such as paint etc? With all these 737-800's being converted to Box carrie...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 511
Views: 79533

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

I don't see any large holes on the left side fuselage... not sure how someone could get sucked out.... ohhh I see a window is out... its possible then Explosive de-compression causes a vacum in the airplane momentarily until the pressure equalizes and could suck a passenger out of the airplane if t...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 56
Views: 5494

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

WN has already overtaken UA on many routes IND/STL/BNA/BWI/MKE/MCI/ABQ?/PHX/etc., and overall, in terms of capacity and local traffic. Also replaced UA entirely on DEN-OAK They didn't replace UA at Oakland. UA pulled out of OAK over some "Dingbat" reason about the Terminal upgrades they w...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20733

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

And how, exactlt is this Sun Country's problem? Did a tour operator sell seats for flights that did not exist? Sun Country had flights canceled for the snow, and chose not to find a way to accommodate its passengers. It’s not illegal, but it’s certainly distasteful. Maybe? Passengers will remember ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 135
Views: 18916

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

workhorse wrote:
Given that their 350s were going to be 10 abreast I don't think any passenger will be crying over it.


Could it also be that Rolls Royce is having troubles with their Big turbofans with relaibility??
Especially since they can't get a GE powered A350?? It would seem to be a tactical move..

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5194

Re: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?

UA tries to put the Right airplane on the right route no matter where it came from. Operations does all the plane assignments and it's based on capability and Loads which is why you'll find sometimes a different plane on a flight depending the day, the time, and the load

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11280

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace oldest 767-300s ?

UA has been said to be very interested in NMA / MoM and were also said to have been looking at new-build 767-300ERs as interim lift until NMA was available. So assuming NMA does become a thing in the near future and UA is still interested in it when it does, that could lessen the interest in additi...

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Dominion301 wrote:
Azul are planning to acquire a pair of 734Fs. I did not see that coming.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 27703.html

Smart move!!

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 215
Views: 24064

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

So now we know that Boeing will not be doing the 797....Airbus inside sources have confirmed that Boeing cannot make a business case so it is pointless for Airbus to continue the study, the A321 will reign supreme for another 10 years or so while the MAX10 brings up the rear. Cool..... Huh? Boeing ...

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5677

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

What a ridiculous thing to ask. Regional jets do not make money. They simply are a way to get people to a hub. The money is made on the mainline jet. Really? Which regional airlines are subsidized by US3? SkyWest made almost half a billion dollars last year. Skywest flies under a guaranteed fee per...

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DHC-8 reverse thrust?
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

Re: DHC-8 reverse thrust?

I've been on Olympic Air's DHC-8 Q400 once, and when we landed during our flight from Athens to Naples, I noticed that the engines were powered up briefly. I am curious to know how the props reverse thrust during landing. Do they change the pitch to push forward? Or what happens with the props? Or ...

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by strfyr51
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11280

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace oldest 767-300s ?

Why doesn't Boeing go ahead and put in the optimizations developed for the 787-9 into the 787-8? It would decrease costs by increasing commonality while decreasing weight. I can't see UA waiting till Boeing has its MOM ready to replace its 763's. If Boeing can't give UA a good deal on some 787-8s, ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 100
Views: 17954

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

More than likely Boeing is awaiting new engines from Pratt, GE, and Rolls to begin their design around and I'll aso bet that whatever engines they go with will be maximized for Their airplane IF not exclusive TO their airplane.

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by strfyr51
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7304

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

travelhound wrote:
Criminal negligence!

Up tp that time? NOBODY knew the O2 Generators were a Hazard!

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by strfyr51
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How difficult is it to make the 788 a true shrink of the 789
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: How difficult is it to make the 788 a true shrink of the 789

The B787-9 is an expansion of the B787-8, At United ours have a pretty high commonality between the -9 and -9 as I suspect the -10's will also. The Structural components might not be the same but many parts are operationally very similar

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by strfyr51
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69072

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

Maybe 787-9s or 787-10s to use as 777-200 replacements? AA currently has exactly 47 772s, and they’re starting to hit 20 years old. Last week it was reported than an order may be forthcoming: https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/03/25/american-airlines-boeing-787-dreamliner-order-a330.html...

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by strfyr51
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69072

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

Maybe 787-9s or 787-10s to use as 777-200 replacements? AA currently has exactly 47 772s, and they’re starting to hit 20 years old. Last week it was reported than an order may be forthcoming: https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/03/25/american-airlines-boeing-787-dreamliner-order-a330.html...

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271537

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

They're more than likely waiting for a new Engine to replace the PW2040 and the Rolls 535's., GE doesn't yet have an engine in that class but I'm sure they Will.

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by strfyr51
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271537

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

200-250 pax range 4000-4500nm and CASM at least 10% lower than the A321 neo or 737-10 MAX with equal or lower trip costs. Do that and you have a winner. A widebody with 250 max pax would get eaten alive by the A321 IMO, and if not by the A321 certainly by an A321 stretch. To work as a small widebod...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC seeks interest for an MRO
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Re: ANC seeks interest for an MRO

Who would Move to ANC if they weren't making a BOATLOAD of money?? The Going rate for Licensed Mechanics in the lower 48 is 33-36.00 Hr To move to ANC? It's going to be $38-50.00/Hr.

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 8958

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

A couple of interesting things here. 1) no reduction in other services from what I can see and the times don't appear to be really off peak hours, so either JFK slots are really easy to obtain or they got it from someone. 2) strong move on JFK-SEA. The 3rd daily appears to be only for summer, but t...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?
Replies: 30
Views: 3088

Re: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?

United would compete the contract and pick best overall deal, including financing options. But they had a good relationship with Airbus and P&W and a bad relationship with GE. Tips the scales a bit towards A320Neo with GTFs. United's relationship with PWA might have put the PW GTF on any new Ai...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?
Replies: 30
Views: 3088

Re: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?

Take a step back. Had UA and CO not gotten together, what would have happened? I don't think UA would be a standalone carrier today. The Tilton era UA always had a merger or acquisition as the end goal. The most likely alternative to a CO merger would have been a merger with US. In that situation, ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 241
Views: 61699

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Latest independent analysis by LNC concludes that 737 MAX 10 and A321neo are on pair regarding economics. It wipes the marketing claims of Boeing and Airbus off the table. Boeing claims the MAX 10 is 5% more economical than the A321neo on seat-mile and trip costs. Airbus says its airplane is up to ...

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?
Replies: 30
Views: 3088

Re: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?

All the United ordered B737 900's lack any Direct TV capabilities as we had no contrct with direct TV.

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by strfyr51
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?
Replies: 30
Views: 3088

Re: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?

jplatts wrote:
I think that UA would have ordered the A319neo, A320neo, and/or A321neo instead of the Boeing 737 MAX if the UA-CO merger hadn't taken place.

Noooh, United ordered B737-900's before the merger. Not as many as we Had though.

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by strfyr51
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 6263

Re: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?

IIRC CO signed the lease to move to DIA first and in return got the A concourse with the bridge connecting to the terminal. Also as far as I know CO was on the hook for the lease for most of the gates (everything except the FIS gates?) for the initial lease term. They immediately subleased some to ...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 299
Views: 33934

Re: What's next for Spirit?

I'd expect a few more medium-sized markets to come online. AUS and BNA are good shouts. Also perhaps pulling back from the smaller airport strategy completely- the Latrobe's, Plattsburgh, etc. Three plus years ago it was rumored NK would shift some or all FLL ops to MIA. My understanding is that is...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2151
Views: 271537

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I'd bet GOOD money that it's be a Twin aisle with nearly if not the same capacity as the B767-300able to take dual LD2 (if not LD3 containers and pallets so the airplane will not require any more than 4 guys to unload the Pits on a turn and at least 3 main cabin door per side to board and offload pa...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 30356

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Where do you see ORD-DLH going mainline? They are currently using 3 50-seat RJs a day, that’s quite an increase in lift. In March the overnight becomes mainline, you can find it on United.com. UAL is doing Aircraft maintenance checks up in DLH and flying mainline equipment up there. IT makes perfec...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?
Replies: 27
Views: 3773

Re: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?

Considering the America first climate in the US, why don't the US3 ask for some form of subsidy to help them better compete with the ME3 if that is their beef with the Gulf carriers? It's not the Gulf states' fault for wanting to invest in their aviation industry even if the US doesn't. If its such...

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 6263

Re: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?

wedgetail737 wrote:
To kill and devour Frontier.


Unfortunately? United did that. We took their airplanes and then Screwed their flight crews on some old standing ALPA animosity.
Not being a pilot, I never understood it or the reasons.

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by strfyr51
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 2813

Re: Better way to load freighters

The focus is on speeding up loading and unloading ULDs and pallets on freighters... probably impractical for belly cargo on pax a/c. Instead of raising ULDs and pallets to the cargo door, why not lower the a/c to ramp level? An elevator system, similar to those on aircraft carriers, would be needed...

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by strfyr51
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6: What the heck is going on?
Replies: 49
Views: 8375

Re: B6: What the heck is going on?

People Postas IF they know what they're talking about. with JBLU being JFK centric and everybofy and their Brother flying in and out of JFK around the world, It's no wonder why JBLU isn't on time. They don't have another hub and they fly mostly up and down the Eastern Seaboard. They can't get any re...

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by strfyr51
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 48
Views: 10461

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

Where are they living on 15k per month? Meanwhile cabin crew gets a 1% raise And the poor oppressed pilots are still threatening to strike. Talk about entitlement culture with that work group. Have you even Been or lived in Hong Kong? If you had then the money they're paying for housing is fully ju...

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by strfyr51
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines, Hawaiian Islands to Denver
Replies: 21
Views: 4052

Re: United Airlines, Hawaiian Islands to Denver

Does (or did) United have to do anything with the state government of Hawaii to get all these frequencies? I’m absolutely NOT implying any improprieties, but any sort of agreements for flying privileges or gates or doing anything to give back to Hawaii? Airport enhancements etc? I would assume ther...

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by strfyr51
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 808 diverted
Replies: 5
Views: 3252

Re: UAL 808 diverted

I’ve always assumed when something like this happens they need to send the plane “home” empty and there would have to be some downstream cancellations? I can’t imagine there’s much slack in the system with an asset worth so much money? Not necessarily, there are plenty of maintenance options for th...

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by strfyr51
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A320 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 8235

Re: American A320 Retirement

Perhaps the early A320 hold better up to usage than theearly 737-800. I don’t think there’s data to support this supposition. What we do know is that there’s a huge amount of demand from Amazon, Chinese express carriers and others for standard body freighters. This is increasing demand for used 737...

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by strfyr51
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 35957

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread

Time to publish a list of those planes which are gone, gone soon or which are having little chance to fly again . Sorta odd really. Most such threads on older models, seem to focus on those that are still flying.... EI-UNY (Transaero) was formerly N767UA, one of the earliest deliveries to United 5/...

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by strfyr51
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)
Replies: 53
Views: 8792

Re: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)

Also interesting they're choosing Asia and LATAM instead of ME or Europe here US to Europe LCC market is kinda crowded at the moment (WOW, Norwegian, Level among others) LATAM does not have much LCC competition to US ME they would have to compete with ME3, and ME is not really a big US destination ...

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by strfyr51
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 7764

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

neomax wrote:
UA should have made her sign an NDA before giving the 10K, now she has all the cards.


I disagree United needs to BE above board and up front about it. "No ring around the rosie" that might portray them as deceitful

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by strfyr51
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30096

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

MileHFL400 wrote:
Why would they order the A330NEO when they already have the 787 in their fleet?

Because American went boeing BEFORE Parker took over as CEO

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by strfyr51
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Management Degree?
Replies: 50
Views: 1660

Re: Aviation Management Degree?

that's a pretty cynical answer, And? It's not true! I worked at United 34years and EVERY summer we had college interns underfoot. (come to think of it? We had college interns underfoot all YEAR!) IN my last 15 years I worked in Maintenance control as a Fleet Maintenance controller for the B737, A320...

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by strfyr51
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?
Replies: 53
Views: 6906

Re: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?

SFO is an embarrassment and there is no one here who will stand up and say what we all know and that is that we need a new runway in the worst way. But the environmental-whacko’s run this place and no one dares take them on Come on Man?! Just Where are you going ti BUIL a new runway at SFO?? Get RE...

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by strfyr51
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45863

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

I can’t believe that people still think that United wouldnt order an Airbus. Didn’t they just double down on their 350 order? It all depends how quickly they want the airplane … There is no 797 it doesn’t even have a name yet And the history of airlines betting that the shiny new jet would come out...

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by strfyr51
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US
Replies: 40
Views: 3985

Re: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US

Having a mid continent hub is not Critical,, However! Cities like Denver, Dallas,Houston, Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland to name a few are NOT insignificant for Passenger revenue.. How long did Northwest "hobble along" at Minneapolis and Delta is "scraping by" at Atlanta (Making ...

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by strfyr51
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45863

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

The 338 seems like too much plane for UA, given that it appears to be optimised for longer routes. The aircraft size could work as 767 replacement, less so the 757, but unless it looks at a A321neo and 338 combination, it will not really be able to match both requirements. Overall, UA appears to be...

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by strfyr51
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 5877

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

I look at flights to New Orleans from New York, and South Florida from New York. You used to be able to find $200-$250 on the routes for a weekend trip. Now, the only way to find those fares is to fly on a Wednesday or morning on Saturday and fly back Tuesday morning. We do not have enough real com...

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by strfyr51
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare aircraft on the spot
Replies: 35
Views: 4471

Re: Spare aircraft on the spot

I have a question about how very large airlines manage flight interruptions when an aircraft goes mechanical or some other mishap. Last week a friend was flying from EWR to Tampa for business. We were both going but he needed to go a day before me. He knows nothing about airplanes so he called me w...

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