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by b747400erf
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
Replies: 71
Views: 8584

Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

The Great Barrier Reef. By the time they take delivery it will be in memorial.

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by b747400erf
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 17522

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

Remember when anet laughed at media hyperbole and an ignorance of aviation?

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by b747400erf
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flight 1257
Replies: 6
Views: 2187

Re: United Flight 1257

Not a programming guy but flightradar does crazy things once aircraft go out of range of their receivers and especially in oceanic airspace.

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by b747400erf
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air Acquiring Eastern
Replies: 42
Views: 7554

Re: Swift Air Acquiring Eastern

It could be added this is in America as it sounds like the European airlines each of similar names.

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by b747400erf
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N723AR what's it doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 4111

Re: N723AR what's it doing?

I cannot believe the skies around an air base and the Air Force Academy might have aircraft flying often! The Air Force Academy does fly many planes around the Colorado Springs area. They mostly have Cubs towing gliders and Twin Otters taking up parachutists. There are some Cirrus flying around, bu...

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by b747400erf
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N723AR what's it doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 4111

Re: N723AR what's it doing?

I cannot believe the skies around an air base and the Air Force Academy might have aircraft flying often!

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by b747400erf
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blimp crash at US Open
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

Re: Blimp crash at US Open

but it seems the pilot ejected (didn't know that was possible from a blimp) Just average retarded journalism. In the link they even show a twitter post where he is described as having bailed out. It still fits the dictionary term. This is like American gun nuts arguing about magazine and clip. It m...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4644

Re: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?

At Emirates, any 777 pilot there for more than a few years have had to the chance to fly EVERY variant of the 777 ever made! Until recently EK operated the B777-200 (non ER / "A" model) the B777-200ER, B777-200LR, B777-300 (non-ER) B777-300ER and B777Freighter. And on top of that the flee...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4644

Re: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?

Dublinspotter wrote:
Last I heard Swiss have their pilots trained on all their mainline fleet, however this was before their B77W addition. I am not sure how the B77W is arranged pilot wise.

Swiss International pilots transitioned from the Avro RJ or A340 that are phasing out.

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 1176

Re: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)

My friends flew to Denver from Houston for 89 USD round trip. It made a trip that wasn't otherwise affordable for those that are students into a trip.I guess what touched a nerve with that article is that it completely avoids the side that more and more people who previously couldn't fly now can. P...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 1176

Re: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)

My friends flew to Denver from Houston for 89 USD round trip. It made a trip that wasn't otherwise affordable for those that are students into a trip.I guess what touched a nerve with that article is that it completely avoids the side that more and more people who previously couldn't fly now can. P...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4644

Re: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?

FX has a habit of DC/MD-10 pilots flying MD-11's into the runway.

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 13761

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

Well, if the Daily Mail is to be believed, the pax didn't have sex and it was just a lap dance. But.... the pax involved were trash anyway so to speak. The male getting off ran off on his six month preggers wife to go boozing, and the woman was a 39 year old mother of three who headed out for holid...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 13761

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

Well, if the Daily Mail is to be believed, the pax didn't have sex and it was just a lap dance. But.... the pax involved were trash anyway so to speak. The male getting off ran off on his six month preggers wife to go boozing, and the woman was a 39 year old mother of three who headed out for holid...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 20358

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I know sarcasm is your strong suit, but if you could put it aside for just a moment and realize that I didn't say that, I didn't say she was a bad person


what are you talking about?

"don't put words in my mouth so let me respond to an argument you never made"

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 20358

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

Don't you know? As long as you are "spreading awareness" its okay to act differently than you talk. Its called doublethink and its a requirement of joining the hollywood club. Making people aware of climate change doesn't mean you cannot use airplanes or even private jets. But some of you...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Emergency Landing at TLH
Replies: 30
Views: 4843

Re: United Emergency Landing at TLH

A lot of smaller news networks use bots to write articles.

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by b747400erf
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh Penguins charter out of BNA
Replies: 16
Views: 2482

Re: Pittsburgh Penguins charter out of BNA

Hopefully they'll have the refs on the plane with them...as they probably need to engrave their names on the Cup too. Lord knows they've earned it! And the Preds Power Play unit since they went 0/4. Cheers from the city of champyinz Well when you have a player who plays like a goon but then whines ...

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by b747400erf
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh Penguins charter out of BNA
Replies: 16
Views: 2482

Re: Pittsburgh Penguins charter out of BNA

Did they bring the refs back to celebrate with them?

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by b747400erf
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MU736 SYD-PVG Engine Failure after take-off
Replies: 51
Views: 13635

Re: MU736 SYD-PVG Engine Failure after take-off

Has anybody noticed the major difference in size and shape of the engine cowl tears in the photos circulating in the media? https://i.imgur.com/WnRgtSS_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=high https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19095277_1946724588933883_6088268348424768211_o...

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by b747400erf
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 20358

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

I wonder why Buffalo?? nothing closer ?? seems out of the way...the internet is lit up as she is very vocal about the whole global warming and the ozone destruction thing yet she is flying in a private jet.... If you buy carbon credits and invest in green energy in other areas you offset your emiss...

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by b747400erf
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 20358

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

PEK777 wrote:
Did she died? Never heard of her. I guess everyone is a 'celebrity' these days.


when pot stirring posting becomes an addiction...

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 54
Views: 12117

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

This is a great improvement for El Al and has the potential to put them back on the grid as an ME3 competitor. As long as El Al continues to observe the not flying on the Shabbat policy, it'll be hard for El Al to become truly competitive on a global scale, especially with the ME3. Particularly for...

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"
Replies: 49
Views: 5382

Re: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"

smokeybandit wrote:
Portraying the killing of the president is not artistic license.

Caesar got elected??

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-CDG downgauged from A380 to B77W, Freq up from 7x to 10x weekly
Replies: 25
Views: 5360

Re: SIN-CDG downgauged from A380 to B77W, Freq up from 7x to 10x weekly

10x daily on the 77W. That's scary..... :shock: Lol But back to topic, it's the old routine that SQ used to operate. Guess the fact that SQ Cargo's downsizing, A380's need elsewhere (AU maybe?) plus the slack time in the 77W fleet means that they expect better revenue by this way. 10x daily that is...

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"
Replies: 49
Views: 5382

Re: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"

Heaven forbid, Shakespeare is topical! And there's a long tradition, as old as theatre (back to classical Greece), of plays taking the mickey out of political figures. The play certainly doesn't approve the actions of the assassins, but I guess that's too fine a distinction? By the way, I understan...

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"
Replies: 49
Views: 5382

Re: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"

Well one thing for sure is no one is likely to book a ticket on DL because of this, so the down side is minimal at best and upside is pretty darn good IMO. Tired of all the politics from the entertainment industry, as I don't find it entertaining no matter who's side you're aligned with. Politics i...

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 54
Views: 12117

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

https://www.elal.com/dreamliner/

The artist had fun in photoshop, but the heat blur in front of the engine is a tad overdone.
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ly204 wrote:
Here is the 787 overview that was added to the El Al site a few hours ago:

https://www.elal.com/dreamliner/

The artist had fun in photoshop, but the heat blur in front of the engine is a tad overdone.

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380
Replies: 37
Views: 10472

Re: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380

500' at FL380 is NOT legal separation, especially when the ballon is climbing at a high rate of speed. So whether they followed the FAA rules or not I don't know; but there was an error made here by SOMEONE. Either that or whatever policy allows this needs to be changed. I saw a ballon the other mo...

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380
Replies: 37
Views: 10472

Re: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380

BENAir01 wrote:
Omg! Sounds almost like a fighter jet on takeoff!

An airplane travelling over 500 mph makes a loud noise as it flies by, an amazing concept.

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 20358

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

I wonder why Buffalo?? nothing closer ?? seems out of the way...the internet is lit up as she is very vocal about the whole global warming and the ozone destruction thing yet she is flying in a private jet.... If you buy carbon credits and invest in green energy in other areas you offset your emiss...

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-CDG downgauged from A380 to B77W, Freq up from 7x to 10x weekly
Replies: 25
Views: 5360

Re: SIN-CDG downgauged from A380 to B77W, Freq up from 7x to 10x weekly

SQ Cargo downsizing and you put an aircraft on a big route you can carry cargo in.

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by b747400erf
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline stopovers at small airports
Replies: 58
Views: 7075

Re: Airline stopovers at small airports

UA154/155 still operate an old Air Mike island hopping milk run.

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA closing its EZE crew base
Replies: 33
Views: 8953

Re: BA closing its EZE crew base

dcajet wrote:
Obviously certain Argentine labor activists believe they live in Mussolini's Italy.


where did my reply go? The type of insulting comments you can make to targets on the left on this forum has no limits.

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control
Replies: 70
Views: 10276

Re: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control

I'm off two minds: NavCanada and NATS show that a privatised operator can maintain service quality and facilitate infrastructure investment. In principle I think it's a good thing. The problem with privatising for the sake of privatising is that if the ground work isn't put in place before hand the...

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control
Replies: 70
Views: 10276

Re: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control

As long as Congress has no authority once privatization takes place, then it should work. Otherwise, it will be another US Postal Service or Amtrak. These programs are not designed to make profits and have been hurt by Congress forcing overfunding of health care. In the Post Office example they als...

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control
Replies: 70
Views: 10276

Re: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control

FriscoHeavy wrote:
Go for it President Trump. Privatize it and make it more modern, efficient and effective.

squeezing every last dime of profitability does not modernise or make it efficient and effective. But congrats on your MBA diploma.

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by b747400erf
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control
Replies: 70
Views: 10276

Re: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control

UpNAWAy wrote:
This was coming Trump or Hillary IMHO. There is probabbly little downside and huge potential benefits.

show your work

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by b747400erf
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I thought CX's 744's were retired?
Replies: 16
Views: 6620

Re: I thought CX's 744's were retired?

Atlas Air signed an ACMI deal to operate freighter routes for Cathay. There are stories of short crew and financial problems at CX Cargo. A poorly run freight operation.

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by b747400erf
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 159
Views: 19500

Re: UA suspends CCS effective 7/1

The main problem in Venezuela is that they have nothing else to sell abroad, and mismanagement has destroyed basic things such as agriculture. Back in the 1950´s, a very famous venezuelan writer and politician, Arturo Uslar Pietri, came up with the mantra "We need to sow the oil", meaning...

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by b747400erf
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 159
Views: 19500

Re: UA suspends CCS effective 7/1

Government takes over industry, government collapses, people have nothing. Such a sad situation, so sad. That is not the problem in Venezuela. The problem is a collapsed oil price. You have to always come in and make political statements and every time it is wrong. What caused Venezuela to become a...

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by b747400erf
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 159
Views: 19500

Re: UA suspends CCS effective 7/1

jfklganyc wrote:
Government takes over industry, government collapses, people have nothing.

Such a sad situation, so sad.


That is not the problem in Venezuela. The problem is a collapsed oil price. You have to always come in and make political statements and every time it is wrong.

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by b747400erf
Mon May 29, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nepal Airlines fails to attract any bidder for its retired B757-2F8 sale
Replies: 18
Views: 3659

Re: Nepal Airlines fails to attract any bidder for its retired B757-2F8 sale

Who would want to buy a 30 year old 757? Nobody. Nepal Airlines wants to fly to China, Japan, Korea, and Saudi Arabia, which I think is possible. But Australia? That seems like a tiny market. The 757 market has been dominated by cargo companies. if this 30 year old 757 had proper maintenance then a...

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by b747400erf
Sun May 28, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Donates N707JT
Replies: 57
Views: 15657

Re: John Travolta Donates N707JT

So basically, he doesn't want to be burdened with the cost of owning it, maintaining it, etc. Easy way to dump it and be heralded as a generous hero because of his celebrity status. The cost to maintain and operate such an aircraft for a year far exceeds its value. It is math. Very strange post to ...

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by b747400erf
Sat May 27, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways SAAB 340 mishap MCO
Replies: 28
Views: 4984

Re: Silver Wings SAAB 340 mishap MCO

Too bad the liveatc MCO feed has been offline for 3 days.

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by b747400erf
Sat May 27, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 11240

Re: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?

Their smaller size could be related to Abu Dhabi not becoming the large tourist city that Dubai (And a lesser extent, Qatar) has become. Abu Dhabi is the reason the government of Dubai received a bailout though during tough times so they are financially stable.

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by b747400erf
Sat May 27, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS MD-11 possible retirement in the future?
Replies: 21
Views: 3414

Re: UPS MD-11 possible retirement in the future?

UPS is still sending MD-11s to Australia (island hop from HNL) instead of a 747. Is this because of lower volume than their Asian routes?

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by b747400erf
Sat May 27, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine
Replies: 60
Views: 11694

Re: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine

A lot of low post accounts quickly rushing to the defence of this story and getting very upset at the person that posted this story. Delta learned United's mistake about social media and internet publicity it looks like.

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by b747400erf
Sat May 27, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 74
Views: 8986

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

It singled out people from 7 countries, including Syria, with the obvious reason that they were Muslim You are not making a point or debating the comment I made. I'm directly pointing out a logical fallacy in your comment English not you first language? The travel ban had been denied by the courts ...

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by b747400erf
Sat May 27, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia (SV) 77Fs stored ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2453

Re: Saudia (SV) 77Fs stored ?

LifelinerOne wrote:
In March I saw two different SVA B777F's at Narita, both coming from Male. So, at least two were operational back then.

Cheers! :wave:


Around the time the king visited Japan.

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