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by rta
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 65
Views: 5215

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident

Is it now appropriate to start suing each time a company makes a mistake, even if they admitted to it and tried to rectify the situation?

I guess I should sue the place I got lunch from today for not using the right kind of bread. Right? (Even though they gave me a free drink for the inconvenience)

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Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 53
Views: 7069

Re: Air India adds LAX

I haven't flown AI and I've heard some horror stories, but I am excited by all expansion they've done in the US. It'll still be a while before I'd consider flying them but I hope it works out.

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by rta
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule
Replies: 55
Views: 14492

Re: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule

United787 wrote:
When will ORD get some love? No 764s, no 788s, no 789s, no 77Ws...


UA has occasionally scheduled the the 77W from ORD. I've definitely seen it to BRU and SFO. I'm sure there are other one-offs as well.

Would be nice to see them regularly scheduled though.

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by rta
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US President thanks SpiceJet for aircraft orders
Replies: 16
Views: 5808

Re: US President thanks SpiceJet for aircraft orders

1,32,000 Sorry, but I am not able to read this number OH! Its called One Lakh Thirty Two Thousand. (equivalent to One hundred and thirty two thousand, in western numbering system). 100,000 = 1 Lakh 1,00,000,000 = 1 Crore Since the member of A.net is from around the world, please use decimal numberi...

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Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"

As always, these ratings should be taken with a grain of salt. Until American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, etc have a better customer service, food, cabin, good looking flight attendants, don't expect them to be at Top 20. Exactly. On some of their aircraft they actually have a decent/...

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by rta
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25118

Re: The Mighty 757

I love the 757. I'm glad they are easy to find in the US.

My shortest flight on one is ATL-FLL (583 mi) and my longest is IAD-LIS (3587 mi)

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by rta
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements
Replies: 129
Views: 14886

Re: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements

In theory, UA, AA, and DL would prefer people to pay the higher economy priced ticket. Offering basic economy simply pulls people to their website. They've found a way to compete with Frontier/Spirit without having to slash prices. They don't care if the flight goes out with full or empty overhead b...

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by rta
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 16458

Re: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft

"The business model is essentially a sound business model, but at the moment it’s challenged. For no reasons of our own, purely from geopolitical and socio-economic reasons.” I find Tim Clark's comment amusing. Yes EK is dealing with some factors out of their control, but "for no reason of...

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by rta
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 114
Views: 10820

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

20 miles is approximately the distance between JFK and EWR too. But it's a horrendous drive. While not quite as horrendous, Miami to Ft. Lauderdale on I-95 during the day is pretty bad. And there really is no reason for anyone in Miami and south to use FLL. To us, FLL is not considered. Now, thank ...

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by rta
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 114
Views: 10820

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

I see (except for the 1 person that said he lives an hour from MIA), that all the people who are not full time residents are telling me I'm incorrect. I'm not. You try living here for years and see if you will avoid the Miami to Ft Lauderdale drive at all costs. It just doesn't make sense for those...

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by rta
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 114
Views: 10820

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

I see (except for the 1 person that said he lives an hour from MIA), that all the people who are not full time residents are telling me I'm incorrect. I'm not. You try living here for years and see if you will avoid the Miami to Ft Lauderdale drive at all costs. It just doesn't make sense for those...

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by rta
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 114
Views: 10820

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

But again ... so many other carriers serve both MIA -and- FLL. Jetblue has a large operation at FLL. They're much better off focusing at one airport. As for AA - they're large enough (significantly larger than Jetblue) where they can afford to run flights to FLL in addition to their hub at MIA. But...

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by rta
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 13782

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

The UA stock is at an all time high right now. Rebranding is the least of their problems right now.

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by rta
Mon May 29, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Diversions
Replies: 15
Views: 2445

Re: Houston Diversions

IAH and DFW get some pretty nasty thunderstorms in the Spring and Summer. I've learned to avoid routing through these hubs during this time of the year. ORD and ATL get their share of thunderstorms too, but things don't hit the fan as hard as they do in Texas.

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by rta
Sat May 27, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad to sell Air Berlin stake
Replies: 25
Views: 4469

Re: Rumor: Etihad to sell Air Berlin stake

But why should LH *buy* AB? Why not just let it go out of business and then move into those markets that it finds interesting itself? If planes are needed to serve these markets, there are plenty around and more will be with AB's demise . If people are needed, there are plenty around, especially fr...

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by rta
Mon May 22, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat
Replies: 59
Views: 11829

Re: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat

I never understood by A.net has always been so aggressively opposed to the creation of new Airlines in the U.S. market, especially as competition,after a series of mergers and acquisitions, is at an all time low(along with customer satisfaction) 8 years ago it made sense with a struggling industry,...

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by rta
Sat May 20, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 93
Views: 17447

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

rnav2dlrey wrote:
i actually like "united coast"


I like it too. I think they will be able to advertise it well. The 'p.s.' thing never really clicked for me.

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by rta
Thu May 18, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone
Replies: 60
Views: 3380

Re: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone

I think it mainly boils down to preference.. Sometimes I like to use paper but if I'm on a long haul flight with a connection, the mobile boarding pass is nice because I always know where my phone is. The mobile boarding pass also updates if there's a delay or something. No strong feelings either wa...

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by rta
Sun May 14, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Lufthansa reject that single 747-8i?
Replies: 11
Views: 7469

Re: Why did Lufthansa reject that single 747-8i?

What kind of leverage do airlines have in just choosing to not take delivery of an aircraft?

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by rta
Sat May 13, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX To Build Celebrities Only Terminal
Replies: 98
Views: 24437

Re: LAX To Build Celebrities Only Terminal

Lets be honest, many actual celebrities (that attract attention from paparazzi and fans) will still be frequently using the public terminals. Part of remaining famous is remaining relevant, and that is much harder to do without the paparazzi attention getting you in media (doubly so if you are a &q...

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by rta
Fri May 12, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?
Replies: 45
Views: 6269

Re: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?

But why go back to to BOM and not back to DEL or Bucharest or Munich or even Frankfurt. Several reasons. Passenger protection. Its safe to assume that most of these passengers are from BOM or have a closer reltation to BOM than anywhere else so it makes more sense to bring them back as the flight w...

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by rta
Fri May 12, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 6751

Re: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX

Wouldn't be the end of the world if they replace it with the 772, as they are now refurbished

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by rta
Sat May 06, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 8702

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

Why always complicate airport names with name of people? Why don't just name them after their location? I also prefer airports just being named after their location. I could also understand having names for cities that have multiple airports (Chicago O'Hare/Midway or London Heathrow/Gatwick). But t...

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by rta
Sat May 06, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 109
Views: 15585

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

The fact that its a 767 isn't the problem. Its the lack of IFE, the lack of WiFi, the inconsistent sidewalls/lighting, and the generally old looking interior that makes the flight less enjoyable.I flew transatlantic on one (by mistake, because I missed my connection) and yes I got to my destination ...

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by rta
Thu May 04, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE
Replies: 42
Views: 8108

Re: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE

dcajet wrote:
AA 954/55 is quite prone to delays and those 772 are showing their age.


Even though AA has completely renovated them? I think not...

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by rta
Tue May 02, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 19062

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

Why doesn't UA (or any other airline for that matter) just run premium configs of 737s on these transcons?

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by rta
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 4 1st Quarter 2017 Earnings Roundup
Replies: 35
Views: 3559

Re: Big 4 1st Quarter 2017 Earnings Roundup

So relatively speaking, how would the airlines be ranked in terms of who did the best?

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by rta
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights
Replies: 58
Views: 7175

Re: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights

Just means more pax will be standby. With WNs liberal change policies not "overbooking" would be financial suicide. Either change policies would be more restrictive going forward or more pax will be given standby status. Yeah I don't really understand how this works. I'm sure there are ma...

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by rta
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 29055

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

It sounds like you just need to reroute yourself through a different European hub before departing for the US. I don't really understand what this accomplishes.

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by rta
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom
Replies: 63
Views: 5539

Re: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom

StTim wrote:
More reason to only fly non US frames to the US.


Speaking of which, is there any reason why US airlines like to put stickers on the back of my passport? Hasn't happened to me on other airlines.

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by rta
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 26854

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

commavia wrote:
he specifically mentioned AA - not Delta or JetBlue or Virgin America- picking up United corporate accounts.


I don't think JetBlue or Virgin ever had a chance being a largely domestic only airline. But given that AA is larger than DL at LAX and SFO, I can't say its too surprising.

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by rta
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 26854

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

Kirby/UA acknowledges that they may have lost these contracts for good, which is unsurprising. Regardless if UA ever returns to JFK in the near future, it's good to hear them admit it was a mistake.

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by rta
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19322

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

The name "United Airlines" has a lot of history and I don't think it should go. I'm not a big fan of the current livery but I don't think most people will care about that - half of the memes from the past week still have the tulip. The best course of action is to ride it out. They'll still...

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by rta
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400 future
Replies: 46
Views: 9849

Re: 767-400 future

Agree with those who said they'll probably keep them. Not sure how overlap there is in accommodating the -300 and -400, but UA and DL have shown to keep their planes for a long time, and I think they have plenty newer -300 models as well.

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by rta
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24578

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Let's not get carried away. The stock ended down 1%. That's not anything to point to as a victory. You mean $225.000.000 getting wiped out and the airline facing a backlash that no other airline has in the last decade? Munoz's apology after his initial reaction says it all really. . You do realize ...

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by rta
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 115353

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Before people forget this, the pressure should me mounted on DOT in framing/correcting the existing rules and make them more passenger friendly. Today its United and tomorrow it can be some other airline and one of us can be a victim. This. The USA needs an EU261 style regulation desperately. Right...

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by rta
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 115353

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I don't understand what people expected Munoz to say to the employees.

"We made these rules, but we're not going to stand behind you when you enforce them"?

I get why people don't like his message, but I believe it was necessary to stand ground.

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by rta
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA-CO breakup
Replies: 49
Views: 6748

Re: UA-CO breakup

UA is finally starting to get its act together, after a long merger. If there was any time to question the merger, its definitely not now when things are (operationally) at its smoothest.

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by rta
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 44049

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

They route the bulk of their operation through one airport because their big ego needs to say our Atlanta hub is the busiest in the world and they need to push that out there all the time. What other airlines in the US operates such an out of balance network like that where most of your aircraft an...

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by rta
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 44049

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

When I first heard about this, I thought it was just a typical hub IRROPS mess, but it seems like its much worse. To be fair, Delta doesn't usually drop the ball this hard, and I think their strategy (in regards to irrops/interlining) usually works. Of course, this time they lost the bet with multip...

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by rta
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 31313

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

I don't have a problem with UA writing their policies how they want, but they way they reacted on Twitter is absolutely horrifying . Horrifying? You must be very sheltered if a PR reaction horrifies you. That's clearly what I was suggesting. :shakehead: It should have been a very easy situation to ...

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by rta
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 31313

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

I don't have a problem with UA writing their policies how they want, but they way they reacted on Twitter is absolutely horrifying. Non-revs aren't exactly invisible. They're usually the last to board, are called up to the podium, are commonly split up sat among and mingle with paying passengers. Th...

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by rta
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?
Replies: 45
Views: 5003

Re: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?

The issue is not that there isn't the demand but there is a ton of flights that are cheap from the mainland of NA as it is. From LAX alone today, Saturday, there are 17 flights from LAX alone. Fares are still pretty expensive. I can find cheaper flights from MIA to Europe than I can from LAX to HNL...

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by rta
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami airport suspends high-level manager who was offered ‘a box full of cash’
Replies: 14
Views: 2891

Re: Miami airport suspends high-level manager who was offered ‘a box full of cash’

I personally try to avoid flying from MIA as much as possible. My last flight from MIA was July 2016 on DL MIA-ATL-MSY and the return MSY-ATL-FLL. I prefer and always look to fly from FLL (and not just because I work for an airline out of FLL), 1st and foremost as I can not stand MIA. Yes FLL has i...

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by rta
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 19980

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I still like flying BA but I feel like they're losing the edge that I would've willingly paid extra for.

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by rta
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest begin service out of DFW Airport in 2025?
Replies: 21
Views: 2174

Re: Will Southwest begin service out of DFW Airport in 2025?

They don't have much to gain by splitting their operation and going head to head with AA.

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by rta
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 11052

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Much needed route for the network. Will be interesting to see how it plays out for them, as well as UA, AS, and AA.

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by rta
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 22386

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

Oh god what a horrible livery and name, but mostly livery. Would've looked better painted all white.

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by rta
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non retrofitted AA 777s
Replies: 26
Views: 4411

Re: Non retrofitted AA 777s

I didn't realize how much progress they've already made with the 772 refurbishment! Last I checked, only a few had been done. Well done AA! AA announced the lie-flat refurb of the 777s nearly five years ago. 'Well done' is the last comment they should receive. The project has been a complete, multi...

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by rta
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?
Replies: 50
Views: 8574

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

JannEejit wrote:
The US Presidential jet apparently must be a four holer, other than that I doubt it. Outsize cargo birds maybe...


Does anyone have an idea what might happen when the plane needs to be replaced after the 747-8i? Will they relax on that requirement given how well twins operate?

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