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by 32andBelow
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Do the F-15's have VHF capability? Pretty sure the q400 does not have UHF. I would imagine they do. I have tried to talk to an F-16 playing at low altitute (outside a MOA). The only way i could get him was a relay through center. This capability would answer the question if the "pilot" in...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

HAWKXP wrote:
Do the F-15's have VHF capability? Pretty sure the q400 does not have UHF.

I would imagine they do.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

If anyone wants to go rouge and turn onto the runway and take off they are going to do it and we in the tower can’t do anything about it other than tell the desk and the appropriate authorities. If the same American maintenance guy who for the last five years sounds the same and calls with the same...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Hey guys one question I didn’t see brought up that Rich and the controller actually brought up. So let’s say Rich did manage to land the plane which to be honest I think could have possibly been done successfully had he really wanted to. Maybe the plane would have been damaged to some extent, but m...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Do companies have the ability to send commands to a particular planes auto-pilot? (and apologies for being one of those who registers due to a particular incident, huge amateur aviation nut and intend to stick around :)) No fortunately, we have ACARS and datalink but that’s just the ability to rece...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

How do you turn the Q400 on the ground? Does it have a tiller? Surprised he got it on the center line. FOs aren’t even allowed to ground taxi some airplanes.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Isn't it standard military procedure that for certain inherently hazardous items it takes two persons to authorize activation. I imagine Boeing/Airbus/airlines are looking into this currently. Waking up a sleeping plane would be the obvious point. And the previous mentioned parties will know how th...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I remember seeing a thread years ago about why a/c don't have have an ignition key or a code or something to start the engines. Guy got dismissed by people saying things like "That's such a hassle", "Imagine if someone loses the key" and "Unecessary post 9/11" Wonder i...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Richard "Beebo" Russell is now being called a "hero" and "sky king" in some parts of the internet, especially for having performed the aerobatic stunts. A few articles try to understand what kind of a person he was: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/richard-russell...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I'm really pleased to see the professionalism and deep thought it appears many have taken in regards to this situation. This gent said a lot of things, and we all know they are true. This industry have treated employees so badly for so long. It used to be a goo career, and many still make it their ...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Richard "Beebo" Russell is now being called a "hero" and "sky king" in some parts of the internet, especially for having performed the aerobatic stunts. A few articles try to understand what kind of a person he was: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/richard-russell...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Does anyone know if they were able to put this guy on a dedicated frequency? I wish they had been able to talk to him more and convince him to land. I know, the controllers did an awesome job, but it would have been helpful to get someone on the frequency to dedicate a through conversation with him...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6607

Re: HA Operations/Network

ibthebigd wrote:
Will HA ever add Wifi?

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

Are there reasonable oceanic Internet options these days? Gogo and stuff relies on ground stations.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6607

Re: HA Operations/Network

Methinks that HA won't try to intrude into AS's sandbox because if there was enough of a market, AS would bump up their 1x daily frequency to 2, and they haven't...so if the market can't support 2x daily 738's, it sure couldn't support HA coming in with a widebody on top of AS's daily 738. AS has f...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6607

Re: HA Operations/Network

Because it's a tiny market. ANC gets a lot of attention because it's well positioned for freighter fuel stops, but in the end it's a metro of just 400k people. Anchorage residents travel more than average Americans but even so there are only a few large markets out of Anchorage, with SEA and IAH be...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of I Pads to Shorten maintenance Delays

presumably because that is before business hours at SFO. TOMC is located in Chicago and runs 24/7 I don't know. I've had Airbus pilots on a couple of occasions come on the PA and blame delays on needing signoff from "San Francisco." Something particular to the Airbus perhaps? If your at a...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6607

Re: HA Operations/Network

How does HA not fly to ANC? Why they let alaska have this market all alone? Because it's a tiny market. ANC gets a lot of attention because it's well positioned for freighter fuel stops, but in the end it's a metro of just 400k people. Anchorage residents travel more than average Americans but even...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6607

Re: HA Operations/Network

How does HA not fly to ANC? Why they let alaska have this market all alone?

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by 32andBelow
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 103
Views: 2590

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

What about Saab 2000

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by 32andBelow
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions
Replies: 21
Views: 6653

Re: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions

jupiter2 wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
How are they going to maintain them?


Fork out enough cash and you will always find someone to bend the rules.

New planes usually come with mx programs and warranties. They will just have to forgo all of this? Or will airbus be delivering a boatload or parts as well?

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions
Replies: 21
Views: 6653

Re: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions

How are they going to maintain them?

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo incentivising Captains to fly more. Pilot shortage.
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: Indigo incentivising Captains to fly more. Pilot shortage.

Just schedule the pilots more lol

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by 32andBelow
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?
Replies: 21
Views: 4717

Re: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?

It’s a super busy airport next to the ocean and the second largest city in America? And it’s always sunny.

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by 32andBelow
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Everts Air Cargo 727?
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: Everts Air Cargo 727?

How do events of all people get roped into maintaining a 727 on their certificate. That’s got Kalitta written all over it.

On a side note I love seeing the MDs taking off runway 7 from my living room. Quite unique for anchorage.

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by 32andBelow
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 230
Views: 20900

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

Honestly. Has any aircraft ever garnered as many threads on anet as the A380? :lol: Excellent point ! It is in the air ! Started wondering about this the day I chose a whale as profile pic. From this it follows there will other threads - mark my word ;) Hi-Fly proved everyone wrong. And does anyone...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45890

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

One would hope the tower in Durango would have alerted the pilot to the rapid change in conditions from one end of the airfield to the other, but I guess not? Are they equipped with some of the microburst/wind shear detection airports in the US are? Does the airport even have a tower? http://www.mi...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45890

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

[twoid][/twoid]

joeblow10 wrote:
One would hope the tower in Durango would have alerted the pilot to the rapid change in conditions from one end of the airfield to the other, but I guess not? Are they equipped with some of the microburst/wind shear detection airports in the US are?

Does the airport even have a tower?

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6641

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

I feel like at the spirit Price point they should be able to fill an a320 in any market I think their business model is ultimately flawed. They pack 20% more seats into a plane than say jetblue, and charge half the fare. They make up the difference on fees. The ticket as a loss leader thing only wo...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight from Ketchikan lands at Long Beach.
Replies: 8
Views: 3784

Re: Alaska Airlines flight from Ketchikan lands at Long Beach.

Cruise charter perhaps? I would say military or maybe full of fish. I don't think any cruises start in KTN, just a stop. The Alaska cruises usually start in Anchorage, Seattle, or Vancouver. They aren’t gonna fly a passenger plane KTN LGB for fish. They have dedicated freighters that fly up and dow...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6641

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

BWIAirport wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
I feel like at the spirit Price point they should be able to fill an a320 in any market

Fill, not necessarily operate profitably

Their model is low cost high volume. They aren’t going to be getting 800 dollar walk ups out of Iowa on a smaller aircraft

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6641

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

I feel like at the spirit Price point they should be able to fill an a320 in any market

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Evacuation at BCN
Replies: 34
Views: 6108

Re: RYANAIR Evacuation at BCN

[twoid][/twoid] Out of curiosity, who bears the costs of such interruptions where the malfunctioning passenger device was the cause? Airline (insurance) or passenger or the device maker? Are you serious? Of course the airlines insurance. You think the pax is gonna buy a 737? I guess the airlines ins...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26549

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

DL717 wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
flight crew are notoriously full of shit.


So are passengers when they don't get their way.

Well I’d think some of these news outlets would marginally vet this story. Crew on Facebook just spread rumors.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26549

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

This is not confirmed, but this is word from a flight attendant that knows what they're talking about Mr Cooley and his travel partner were not booked together. One in premium, one not in premium. They sat together in the hopes the people actually ticketed in those seats wouldn't show up. When the ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26549

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

No it doesn’t. If me and my friend, a hooker, my guitar, paid and selected seats together the other 2 ppl can f right off and stay in their non together seats. Alaska lets you select seats. Once you select your seats together then you shall not be moved. Nonsense. If you read the contract of carria...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26549

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

For those of you who truly believe Alaska Airlines moved the guy because of his sexual orientation, nobody at Alaska, nor anyone on that plane besides he and Cooley knew he was gay until AFTER he was asked to move. This is the problem with some people. You cry foul over something that isn't discrim...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26549

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

For those of you who truly believe Alaska Airlines moved the guy because of his sexual orientation, nobody at Alaska, nor anyone on that plane besides he and Cooley knew he was gay until AFTER he was asked to move. This is the problem with some people. You cry foul over something that isn't discrim...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Innovations in boarding???
Replies: 71
Views: 5108

Re: Innovations in boarding???

You wanna see fast boarding? Fly spirit. No one brings shit. Also boring windows first would never work in reality as many travelers are in groups and good luck getting them to split up.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180128

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

It's also an airbus competitor. Why are you guys so sure AB isn't just going to shelve it. There is no "Boeing" in their name :-) ( in hindsight would Boeing still judge recourse-less cancellation of the 717 as a good idea? ) I dunno what was the big advantage of the 717 over the 737-7?

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by 32andBelow
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180128

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

It's also an airbus competitor. Why are you guys so sure AB isn't just going to shelve it.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12098

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

Because everyone wants to fly ANC-MDW-LAX. Dumb comment. I live in ANC and we have terrible options going East. The comment was aimed at the poster claiming that ANC-MDW would give access to most of WN's network. While it does, it is definitely not economical to fly to Chicago if you're going to Lo...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Equipment Update
Replies: 42
Views: 6448

Re: FedEx Equipment Update

Does Fedex let their pilots fly 757 and 767?

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by 32andBelow
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12098

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

MDW is actually within the range of Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737 MAX 7, and Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, and Alaska actually even flies a Boeing 737-800 nonstop between ANC and ORD. Southwest can actually serve MDW nonstop from ANC if it decides to enter Alaska, and Southwest can connect ...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 88
Views: 14227

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

jnev3289 wrote:
There are basically no major ATR operators in the US, is there sufficient maintenance support for them in the US?

Is empire not a major operator? Genuine question.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58426

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Southwest? Thanks, I’ll pass. I’ve enjoyed my four roundtrips from JFK-HNL, along with many interislands. I like the IFE, the food, the cabin crews, the 330, and the ambiance. As for interisland, I thought the 717 was one of the very few jets that could do quick turnarounds. How does SW plan to use...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 113
Views: 15967

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

Themotionman wrote:
We know very little at the moment about the economics of the 797. Aviation week reports a seat count of about 220-270 with a range of about 5200nmi.

How is this not a 787-8?

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by 32andBelow
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58426

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Another than IFE what makes DL different from Southwest in terms of things to do? On a 5 to 6 hour flight you can bring your own entertainment, sleep, read a good book/novel, talk to your seatmate and/or even stare out the window. It seems nowadays people want to be constantly entertained. Well, I ...

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