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by Passedv1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 10923

Re: WN to Hawaii?

The range figures people are quoting are not the limiting factor. If there were no ETOPS rules and you operated the flight to Hawaii like a trans-con you could easily do LAS/PHX-Hawaii...even in an 800NG. any two engine airplane has to fly halfway, have a rapid-d...high-dive to 10K, and fly backward...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 156
Views: 24828

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

I thought Alaska had a "best customer" type deal that guranteed it the lowest price? No?

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by Passedv1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 208
Views: 45032

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

I posted this question earlier, but received no response, so I'll try again (I'm hoping that someone with actual flight experience can help): At what point is it necessary to perform a missed approach? When the crew of AC759 saw lights on the runway, less than a mile out, There is no rule. As long ...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 208
Views: 45032

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Airports on the West Coast have a tendency to turn off the Lead-in lights during VFR. Airports on the East Coast/Mid-West tend to leave them on. It's very helpful to have the "ranbits" on during visual approaches. The only thing I can think of is that this is a fight between the environmen...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 63513

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Seeing as it is designed as an electronic cockpit from the outset I wonder will they manage to shave a few feet off the area forward of the nose wheel of the plane too. Does the cockpit even need to be at the front of the plane anymore? I don't know that there is a big issue with regards to passeng...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shutting down all engines at the same time
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

Re: Shutting down all engines at the same time

If the power transfer to the APU is automatic then you probably have to do one at a time. At least older Boeings you can power the airplane on the APU manually so shutting both engines down is not an issue. nowadays, most airlines avoid starting the APU on taxi-in so you normally shut the right enin...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are pilots able to have an accurate visual estimation of distances and heights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: How are pilots able to have an accurate visual estimation of distances and heights?

You at first have to start making mental calculations or are told you "traffic is 5 miles away", etc. After awhile you just get better and better at guessing. Just a tip...A runway at atypical GA airport has a 1-mile long runway. A major airport typically has a 2 mile long runway. If traff...

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by Passedv1
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 87
Views: 21112

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

What was the business case for airplanes prior to the Wright Flier? Did anyone at the time invision the global network of today or was it just faster mail service?

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by Passedv1
Tue May 23, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 15013

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

That's over 3000 miles dude. ANC SFO is probably going to be next. AA does it with a 757. So? CO used to do IAH-ANC on a 738. ANC-Hawaii is 2800 miles, and that's with ETOPS fuel requirements. Once AS has the MAX it should easily be within their capabilities. Agree on ANC-SFO, though. ANC ORD is th...

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by Passedv1
Wed May 17, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 63
Views: 11986

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

I've not noticed before, but were those static "wicks" on the trailing edge of the winglets on the NG? I distinctly recall them on Airbus "Sharkets" and wingtip fences. All jet aircraft seem to have them, it's something that is a necessity. All jets have static wicks to help wit...

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by Passedv1
Wed May 17, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 63
Views: 11986

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

I've not noticed before, but were those static "wicks" on the trailing edge of the winglets on the NG? I distinctly recall them on Airbus "Sharkets" and wingtip fences. No. On the NG the winglets are "after-market" accessories so no wicks on winglets. If you are asking...

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by Passedv1
Tue May 16, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emirates willing to pay approx $16,013 for A380 Captains
Replies: 16
Views: 3485

Re: Emirates willing to pay approx $16,013 for A380 Captains

What are you guys talking about...all the US majors pay more than $20,000/month. $16,000/month is narrowbody captain pay. 40 days annual leave is pretty typical for someone with the seniority to hold 777 Captain at a US major.

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by Passedv1
Wed May 10, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14465

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Yes AA did win a bunch of money but they never enforced it. The only thing worse for your operation than having a bunch of pissed off pilots at home is having a bunch of really pissed off pilots at work. Take note from AA several summers ago.

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by Passedv1
Mon May 08, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 21078

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

There is no requiremnet that passengers be in their assigned seats as far as the FAA is concerned. Many airlines compute weight and balance info based on seat assignments, so yes, I can guarantee the FAA would like you to sit in your assigned seat. Actually, most major airlines calculate CG assumin...

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by Passedv1
Thu May 04, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 21078

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

I think there is some improvement to be made on both sides. Passengers need to understand that they are not going to a concert or a ball game. Unlike those analogies, there are very real cotcumstances that any non-compliance by passengers could put everyone on board in danger. That being said, the a...

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by Passedv1
Wed May 03, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 17486

Re: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten

By the time you visually detect the airplane is going around, the decision
was made at least 2 or 3 seconds before. Pilot's practice go-arounds even later than this. The mains never came close to touching the ground.

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by Passedv1
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 104
Views: 13069

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Legally, United is easily jointly liable for the injuries. If you are jointlty liable for someone's injuries you can be made to pay for all of his injuries. It would then be up to United to go and collect damages from the City of Chicago and Republic for their fair share.

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by Passedv1
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Takeoff acoustics at KSAN
Replies: 16
Views: 2490

Re: Takeoff acoustics at KSAN

There is no procedural difference departing SAN.

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by Passedv1
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 7731

Re: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines

The tail stand connects to a pre-existing jack point that is normally used during engine changes. The aft-cg happens because the passengers often offload faster than they can get the bags off the jet. When the front passengers begin to deplane it has a tendancy to shift the CG Aft as all the remaini...

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by Passedv1
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 115292

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The crew was likely deadheading to take another flight.

What are the odds that the airlines lose the right to involuntarily deny boarding.

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by Passedv1
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Keep DAL
Replies: 100
Views: 13044

Re: Alaska to Keep DAL

What is the real deal with the lie flat product? You come on A.N and the lack of a lie-flat product precludes someone from competing on a trans-con. You don't have lie-flat...don't even bother. You listen to AS upper management and they say that passengers (at least their pax) prefer a traditional F...

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by Passedv1
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040
Replies: 112
Views: 15226

Re: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040

"The Airline License may be terminated...if we commit a material breach of our obligations under the agreement that is uncured for more than 10 business days." Even if there was something more to the calculation than a percentage... Doesn't the above quoted text mean that all Alaska has to...

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by Passedv1
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 120
Views: 33725

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uN3Fd0x0FoQ


Incredible to see how much time it took before the go around was initiated



...before you can see/hear the results of the go-around being initiated.
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76er wrote:
Another video popped up:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uN3Fd0x0FoQ


Incredible to see how much time it took before the go around was initiated



...before you can see/hear the results of the go-around being initiated.

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by Passedv1
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 432
Views: 109105

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Can someone enlighten me why Southwest will take delivery of at least 9 737 MAX aircraft before putting them into service? I have never heard this before, airline tend to put expensive aircraft into service immediately. I believe it has something to do with the Pilot contracts, WN wanted to operate...

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by Passedv1
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 11911

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

Sorry, was not clear. I was in paid F Then since you arrived at the gate 10 minutes prior to departure, fare class is not relevant. You had a responsibility to be at gate 15 minutes prior to arrival. It's in the Contract of Carriage: https://www.aa.com/i18n/customer-service/support/conditions-of-ca...

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by Passedv1
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Flights Resumed on 9/13/2001
Replies: 6
Views: 3007

Re: When Flights Resumed on 9/13/2001

I've read that flights that were diverted on 9/11 were permitted to fly to their original destinations on 9/13. Were their passengers aboard and did any previously scheduled flights fly on 9/14? The early flights were repositions with no passengers. I don't recall the exact dates. I don't think tha...

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by Passedv1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 22616

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

A Mashable article headline reads people are heartbroken over the elimination of Virgin America. I don't know if there's ever been an airline with so many likes. AS definitely can't bank on the VX customer coming along...for the frequent flyer program. http://mashable.com/2017/03/23/virgin-america-...

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by Passedv1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 22616

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

There certainly is a different vibe flying Virgin America. Flying AS, or DL or most majors out of SEA, you're getting crews that generally were around when the 727-100 was plying the skies. It shows often times in their moods. Playing hip music in the boarding area isn't going to help. But...I go b...

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by Passedv1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 22616

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Virgin Alaska :stirthepot: I can see some kind of IAG style set up where the brands are separate, bUT every single other aspect is integrated including seniority. They'll probably shift the focus of VX east to keep the intraCalifornia flying under the AS brand. I think you have the right idea with ...

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by Passedv1
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 72
Views: 18478

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

enilria wrote:
once you consider their sunk cost.


The POINT of calling something a "sunk cost" is that it is NOT to be considerded.

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by Passedv1
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the exact name of those high turbulent clouds??
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

Re: What caused the heavy turbulence of my flight?

Hello folks, Id like to know the name of the cloud layer that caused the heavy turbulence of my flight from Düsseldorf to Madrid with an Iberia Airbus A320 (20.07.2016). It occured at 35.000 feet (30NM south of Paris) 20:50 local time. The pilot requested to climb 2.000 feet higher to overfly the c...

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by Passedv1
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted
Replies: 83
Views: 11133

Re: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted

I know the crew involved. I have spoken with one of the flight attendants that worked this flight. I am not able to discuss this incident in detail as I value my employment with HA. What I think we can all agree on is that whether deserved or not, HA is receiving a lot of negative publicity about t...

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by Passedv1
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 120
Views: 33725

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

The new video make it clearly less bad then originally reported by the picture. The difference in height between the two videos is maybe 50'. The airplane is in positive control the whole time. The airplane got out of position to nake a normal landing...they went around. This is not a huge deal. Ma...

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by Passedv1
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 120
Views: 33725

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

The new video make it clearly less bad then originally reported by the picture. The difference in height between the two videos is maybe 50'. The airplane is in positive control the whole time. The airplane got out of position to nake a normal landing...they went around. This is not a huge deal.

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by Passedv1
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 120
Views: 33725

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Rapidly changing altimeter causing airplane to have wrong setting? Combined with the weird angle who knows. I bet they had already started the missed when this picture was taken. They clearly had view of the terrain. For the article to call this an "incident" is probably overblown. Looking...

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by Passedv1
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS aircraft and deicing truck collide at BOS
Replies: 20
Views: 4242

Re: AS aircraft and deicing truck collide at BOS

http://fox5sandiego.com/2017/03/10/san- ... in-boston/

This news report is saying the deice truck hit the plane.
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http://fox5sandiego.com/2017/03/10/san- ... in-boston/

This news report is saying the deice truck hit the plane.

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by Passedv1
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted
Replies: 83
Views: 11133

Re: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted

Slightly on topic - the flight attendant/crew member needs an 'attitude' adjustment. 1). The person should be better empowered. The agent/crew member should feel so empowered that they have the sovereignty to not only react, but properly assess, and then have a capable response to said threat. The ...

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by Passedv1
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 16311

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

It's certainly classy but inside it is quite tight and noisy and not really made for todays screen sizes and panel areas needed. It works fine and it's good to keep it but a new designed cockpit would certainly look different. Just take some 787 cockpit. Yes...and some tail-deice...and modernize th...

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by Passedv1
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline
Replies: 39
Views: 10582

Re: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline

Berkshire Hathaway has enough cash on hand to buy any airline it wanted to. Berkshire is not a fixer company. They invest in established, profitable companies with good, consistent returns over time. I think SWA seems likeliest. My next guess would be Alaska.

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by Passedv1
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant Leaves 60lbs Cocaine Behind @ LAX
Replies: 139
Views: 34268

Re: Flight Attendant Leaves 60lbs Cocaine Behind @ LAX

I don't understand, however, that crews don't get checked every time in the US. We always have to go through a metal detector and bag scanner before every flight here in Europe. What really got it going was the push-back from the flight crews about the full body scanners. There actually are some re...

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by Passedv1
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Caravan and FedEX
Replies: 50
Views: 7761

Re: Cessna Caravan and FedEX

Shortest distance? Probably about 37 miles HNL-MKK flown by Corporate Air 208s but in FedEx livery. I had a friend who was saying that the pay is really low and it was popular for new pilots to accrue hours. From my understanding, Corporate Air does all of the inter island shipments for FedEx into ...

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by Passedv1
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Union reaches tentative agreement with HA...Cha-Ching
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Re: Pilots Union reaches tentative agreement with HA...Cha-Ching

As far as pay goes, It's not how much of an increase the contract gives you, it's how the new rates stack against the current market wages. Hawaiian has been paying their pilots less to fly widebodies, what most other airlines were paying narrowbody pilots. I'm surprised they were able to get any re...

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by Passedv1
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 21404

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

And this was Delta's responsibility to bail them out? Why?

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by Passedv1
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS adds ABQ-SNA
Replies: 29
Views: 3373

Re: AS adds ABQ-SNA

...sorry...wrong thread.

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by Passedv1
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA
Replies: 77
Views: 10930

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA

Thanks for doing this...it might be interesting to include VX since we will presumably start seeing some swapping of flights between AS & VX.

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by Passedv1
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+
Replies: 54
Views: 11505

Re: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+

I think you will eventually see 175's or q's for everything. I think in 5 years scheduled freighter service are the only mainline flights intra-Alaska.

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by Passedv1
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 322 diverts SJC due to unknown substance and sick crew
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: AS 322 diverts SJC due to unknown substance and sick crew

Just a guess..."White substance" = ice from packs.

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by Passedv1
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 107646

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

I have been a NY Giants fan my whole life; they were just crushed by the Lions and are done for the season. Are you sure you are a fan? I seem to remember the game being in Green Bay. The Lions never crush anybody in the playoffs. Hah...you're right....i'm a fan but junior so i'm flying on Sundays ...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 107646

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

counted 6 posts in a row disparinging the 737. It looks like A.net is so in love with the A321, the blinders might be on. For me at least I don't accept your binary choice that you have presented. I do disperage the 737 and do wish it's days were numbered because I wanted to see the new Boeing jet ...

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