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by rbavfan
Mon May 29, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Island Air issues with the ATR
Replies: 23
Views: 2751

Re: Island Air issues with the ATR

Just a rough figure based on the graphic showing 900kg for ATR-72 & 1200kg for Q400. The Q400 can do 14 flights/day vs 11 for the ATR. Figuring the price of fuel at 3.00/gal for 11 flights on the ATR-72 is $9772 in fuel. Figuring the price of fuel at 3.00/gal for 14 flights on the Q400 is $16584...

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by rbavfan
Mon May 29, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Island Air issues with the ATR
Replies: 23
Views: 2751

Re: Island Air issues with the ATR

In a nutshell, performance-wise: https://theflyingengineer.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/performance.jpg In a nutshell, fleet planning for WP, turning back the clock .... leases of used CR-7 and CR-9 instead of new Qs. Avoid the "prop-phobia" of pax, match the speed of HA's 712s, more turns...

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by rbavfan
Mon May 29, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Island Air issues with the ATR
Replies: 23
Views: 2751

Re: Island Air issues with the ATR

Q400 burns more fuel, but that can be mitigated by fuel savings procedures that you can follow. Between the ATR & the Q400 in Hawaii I would do the Q400. They have anti vibration system to mitigate the constant feeling of being inside a giant vibrator. They also have one other very good thing. A...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest add new nonstops to additional destinations out of DAL?
Replies: 51
Views: 5363

Re: Will Southwest add new nonstops to additional destinations out of DAL?

IrishAyes wrote:
ugh DAL-MSP please!!!!!!!! been wanting this for YEARS. flew MSP-STL-DAL this past Saturday and there were 35 "thru" passengers from MSP to DAL. C'mon WN!!!


Yes but only 35 through to Dal does to indicate a full 143 seats non-stop.

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest add new nonstops to additional destinations out of DAL?
Replies: 51
Views: 5363

Re: Will Southwest add new nonstops to additional destinations out of DAL?

If Southwest reduces frequencies on some of its existing nonstop routes out of DAL or discontinues nonstop service to underperforming destinations out of DAL, there are at least 5 additional destinations not currently served nonstop from DAL that Southwest could go to nonstop from DAL, including th...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 124
Views: 7530

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

As an employee that commutes I only get the last seats available and 9 times out of 10 I'm in ECO+ and 9 times out of 10 from there I'm in the EXIT row. Granted 9 times out of 10 it's a middle seat......I'm actually surprised close in ECO plus is not available. As a customer with mid-to-upper statu...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 124
Views: 7530

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

jetBlue has done very well with 34" seating vs 31-32 for everyone else. Now that the others are dropping to 29-30" they are going to 32-33" and adding a row. They still have better pitch and you are not crammed in. So it can work with better seat pitch, you just have to control busine...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 124
Views: 7530

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

What it really comes down to is not what people are willing to pay. Thats the smoke and mirrors. Whats really caused the race to the bottom? A large chunk of pay for the CEO, Board & upper management comes from STOCK OPTIONS instead of actual pay. So it's now more important to increase the stock...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 124
Views: 7530

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

Oh well then you are exactly who Kirby is talking about. You want the cheapest fare. So if you are unwilling to pay $50 for eco + then why should we expect you to pay $50 more for AS and VX? Looking at a Bay Area-NY specifically, I can get AS or UA The difference: AS takes off from the more conveni...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 124
Views: 7530

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

Why is UA living in bizzaro world? Even AA and DL, who also want to make the most money possible while giving back the least amount, act like they care about the flying public. I haven't flown on an American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Virgin America, Hawaiian, or Alaska aircraft (regional included...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 124
Views: 7530

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

CriticalPoint wrote:
ASQ400 wrote:
Oh, lord no.
If this happens, I'm switching to AS for all my domestic needs.


Why don't you just buy Economy plus? Or first class?


Alaska is going to slimline seats & cutting pitch as well.

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 124
Views: 7530

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

As long as UA's E+ option is still available and keeps the same pitch, I don't see a big backlash from the frequent travelers that either have automatic upgrade status or don't mind spending the extra $ to secure an E+ seat. Much like the BE fares, most of us would never opt for the restrictions th...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 124
Views: 7530

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

What is southwest seat pitch? Southwest 737-700 has 31-32" & 737-800 has 32-33" pitch. So his comments using southwest along side Spirit that has 28" pitch is a load of crap. I had lots of friends that flew over the last 8-10 years bitching about Southwest being cramped and delta...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos
Replies: 65
Views: 11346

Re: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos

AS have set their sights on starting service to PTY...they're just waiting for either the 737Max or A321. That would also put LAX-CTG (Cartagena) and LAX-BOG within reach. LAX-BOG would face problems with BOG's altitude. I think it might be feasible as the A321neoLR has higher thrust engines, highe...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos
Replies: 65
Views: 11346

Re: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos

gatibosgru wrote:
Will they operate them under VX's interior and livery or will they be converted to AS?

They'll have to update this it seems
Image


Technically s orison has been part of them that slogan went out the window.

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 91
Views: 18511

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

The fleet won't disappear before 2024 at the earliest. That's only 7 years down the road. This is a new bird. I predict AS will find some reason to keep the A321s in the fleet. 4000 NMI out of ANC? I could come up with a few reasons to keep the A321... ANC-HEL to connect with BA's hub there? ANC-IC...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine
Replies: 48
Views: 8277

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

I have a question. If this were Spirit, what would everyone be saying about the MX procedures? Spirit has been caught going past maintenance deadlines. OK, a sensational link, but that is a case: https://www.google.com/amp/s/wsbtv.relaymedia.com/amp/news/local/georgia-lawsuit-questions-spirit-airli...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine
Replies: 48
Views: 8277

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

Balerit wrote:
You guys are lucky that you never flew B747's in the 70's or knew about how crappy the JT9's were, else you'd all have a thromby :)



True. How many days late was PanAm's first 747 flight that either never left the gate or returned to it and unloaded due to JT9D issues.

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by rbavfan
Sun May 28, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine
Replies: 48
Views: 8277

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

LOL..some drama queens for reals. Yes the engine obviously has issues. Have you never heard of one having problems? To even suggest that DL is intentionally flying an aircraft that has issues because they don't want to be down an A330 is the most stupid statement I've read on Anet. Wow Makes you wo...

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by rbavfan
Sat May 27, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition
Replies: 651
Views: 78336

Re: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition

I think the A330neo is a very sensible and capable choice for any airline and stands a good chance of gaining a significant share of the market. It is amazing how similar they are. I think Airbus made the right move by moving ahead with the A330neo programme. Range is a bit deficient in the -900neo...

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by rbavfan
Sat May 27, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today
Replies: 32
Views: 6480

Re: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today

Business class $7,500 on Delta vs $2,700 on Icelandair. Coach $1,500 on DL vs $850 on FI. Same distance with 1-hour layover in Reykjavík. Delta might have to adjust some to compete, especially if Norwegian starts PDX-CDG. That one is very close, Only 5nm more distance. But it still has a stop in a ...

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by rbavfan
Sat May 27, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 77
Views: 14355

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

BTW please do not use quotes in the titles. It makes them hard to read as it ads &quote on each side of the quote n the title. Makes it hard to read the title if you are good at english. If your not it must be frustrating to members.

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by rbavfan
Fri May 26, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years
Replies: 42
Views: 6367

Re: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years

kurtverbose wrote:
moo wrote:
had his sentence doubled from 4.5 years to 9.5 years


I'm having a maths problem with those numbers.....


Totally missed that first time. lol

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by rbavfan
Fri May 26, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years
Replies: 42
Views: 6367

Re: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years

Agree I know nothing about the U.K. criminal justice system. But as a fellow human being, this just does not make sense to me. Without criminal intent, I don't think any jail time is appropriate. Who is going to take care of this guy's wife and kids? (Assuming he has them). Probation alone would se...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 26, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years
Replies: 42
Views: 6367

Re: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years

A man who caused a fire in a toilet on a Monarch jet in 2015 has had his sentence doubled from 4.5 years to 9.5 years after a Judge agreed the earlier sentence was too lenient. The man failed to properly put out a cigarette he was smoking in a toilet, causing a fire in the bin that the crew struggl...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 26, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 6057

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

I used to fly often from EWR to IAH on CO 762 in the mid 2000s. I loved the aircraft but remember that they didnt carry a lot of passengers. I believe the 757s had more seats. 757-300 has common pilot type rating, similar number of seats & burns a lot less fuel. Delta got 16 757-300 in the NW p...

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by rbavfan
Fri May 26, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 6057

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

I used to fly often from EWR to IAH on CO 762 in the mid 2000s. I loved the aircraft but remember that they didnt carry a lot of passengers. I believe the 757s had more seats. 757-300 has common pilot type rating, similar number of seats & burns a lot less fuel. Delta got 16 757-300 in the NW p...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue 569 Holding Pattern over Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: JetBlue 569 Holding Pattern over Florida

Funny pattern but probably a coincidence. After holding over the Tampa area at high altitude, they decided to divert to TPA and had to fly south to descend. They could have spiraled down the hold, but there was likely a lot of other traffic holding over TPA at various altitudes so descending there ...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines allow 12 year old to travel alone?
Replies: 19
Views: 654

Re: What airlines allow 12 year old to travel alone?

Sending a 12 year old child unaccompanied on an international flight of that duration is fine until something goes wrong. What happens if the plane has to divert? What if she has a medical emergency? Your ex-wife needs to contribute to the cost of you accompanying your daughter. But well done dad, ...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines allow 12 year old to travel alone?
Replies: 19
Views: 654

Re: What airlines allow 12 year old to travel alone?

Agree with last poster. Norwegian would be much cheaper. Easyjet 8870 AMS-LGW departs 8:55am & Arrives 9:10am. Norwegian 7073 LGW-OAK departs 1:00pm & arrives 4:00pm. Norwegian 7074 OAK-LGW departs 6:35pm & arrives 12:40PM the next day. Easyjet 8877 LGW-AMS departs 2:20pm & arrives a...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 3916

Re: Proximity of major airports

Since this thread has devolved into including all airports why not: PWM-MHT-BOS-PVD-BDL-HPN-LGA-JFK-EWR-ISP-PHL-ACY-BWI-IAD-DCA. Top that! :) Last edited by izbtmnhd on 24 May 2017 14:12, edited 2 times in total. Add Richmond onto the end of that. But it's also stated that two airports in the same ...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 3916

Re: Proximity of major airports

MaxTrimm wrote:
LAX and SAN. 90 km.


Big difference in markets. Be like comparing people from NYC with people from Little Rock.

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 3916

Re: Proximity of major airports

What about SFO and SJC? Only 34 miles apart by Tesla...or 2.5 hours by bicycle which I did recently. OAK even closer. All have long haul service to Europe and their respective cities are of completely different and diverse flavor. SFO at capacity, SJC & OAK can expand farther with needed flight...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 3916

Re: Proximity of major airports

How close can two “World Airports” be to one another? This is not looking at cities with more than one airport but two city's competing airports close to one another. If we look at the World’s 50 busiest airport (2016 data) that are less than 600 km apart, we find: LA and SFO (560 km) Dubai and Doh...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11833

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

Well good for you... it's not reality unfortunately. Taking better care of themselves is an insulting generalization. I'm 6'4, and I have to live with my knees in the seatback in front of me on almost any airline now... why is that? 40-50 flights a year, over half of them 3 hours or more... I don't...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11833

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

If I were King of the Airlines, I would configure the economy cabin so that in the back two rows there are two wide-ish seats instead of three regular coach seats; and that's where coach pax who can't fit in regular seats would go. So if the coach seat was $59 would you charge $88.50 to make up for...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11833

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

No, fat people need to start taking care of themselves. I have no problem fitting in an airline seat. Do I wish they were bigger? Of course. That's why on really long flights, I upgrade. Well good for you... it's not reality unfortunately. Taking better care of themselves is an insulting generaliza...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11833

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

No offence to anybody but I would be incensed if I had to sit between two 400 lb. people for 8 hours. I would simply freak out. I would've refused to sit down and pointed out to a crewmember that my seatmate did not fit entirely within his seat. Federal law under Social Security rules for disabilit...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11833

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

No, fat people need to start taking care of themselves. I have no problem fitting in an airline seat. Do I wish they were bigger? Of course. That's why on really long flights, I upgrade. Well good for you... it's not reality unfortunately. Taking better care of themselves is an insulting generaliza...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11833

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

I cant wait for the Airlines to get slapped with a ADA sanction for failing to make seats for disabled passengers yes obesity is a disability per US rules. . Since when ? Who's the stupid bureaucrat who decided that obesity is a disability ??? :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: Federal law under Soci...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11833

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

Sorry if this is a duplicate post but I didn't see it posted yet. IMO the 777's should remain 9 seats access in Y although I understand why many airlines are going to 10. I am not sure that would have helped this man, but if it was that bad he should have said something before departure so he or so...

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by rbavfan
Thu May 25, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 6057

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

I used to fly often from EWR to IAH on CO 762 in the mid 2000s. I loved the aircraft but remember that they didnt carry a lot of passengers. I believe the 757s had more seats. 757-300 has common pilot type rating, similar number of seats & burns a lot less fuel. Delta got 16 757-300 in the NW p...

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by rbavfan
Wed May 24, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300
Replies: 55
Views: 6370

Re: Southwest 737-300

It's mainly due to Labor and training issues with trying to have three variants of the 737 in its fleet. http://crankyflier.com/2016/05/09/labor-and-training-issues-push-southwest-to-retire-its-737-classics-next-year/ They also are needing the Fuel inserting system added via a mod. Expensive to do ...

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by rbavfan
Wed May 24, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BUR Unpopular?
Replies: 50
Views: 8700

Re: Why Is BUR Unpopular?

kiowa wrote:
Didn't American crash a 737 there years ago? I remember seeing a picture of it smashed into a gas station after it overran the runway. Perhaps people don't like it because it has short runways surrounded by developments like MDW.


That was southwest. And the gas price at the pump was fantastic.

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by rbavfan
Sun May 21, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to restructure and to lay off many 100s of staff
Replies: 23
Views: 7383

Re: Cathay Pacific to restructure and sack many 100s of staff

Reducing the amount of middle management positions isn't necessarily a bad thing and I think there are many companies not just airlines who have grown too many of these positions. Also leave it to the SCMP to write negative CX articles leaving out any of the positives. There's not a lot of positive...

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by rbavfan
Sun May 21, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BUR Unpopular?
Replies: 50
Views: 8700

Re: Why Is BUR Unpopular?

The main reason is the 14 gate limit limits the number of flight. Cost for flights is crazy due to the fact that per passenger emplacement cost are far lower then at LAX. Thus same size plane should have lower airfare not higher.

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by rbavfan
Sun May 21, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 4344

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

My attitude toward all these supersonic projects is I'll believe it when they roll out a prototype and start flight testing. The fact that they are proposing a swing wing design means that they have not done their homework. Look at the history of the Boring 2707 and you'll see the problems they had...

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by rbavfan
Sat May 20, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will an A-380 first park in the desert?
Replies: 19
Views: 6024

Re: When will an A-380 first park in the desert?

RL777 wrote:
In the next 2-5 years I can see a frame or two in storage somewhere awaiting a new operator.


If thats the case Airbus already has some parked )just not in a desert) as they were built and operators are no longer in business.

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by rbavfan
Sat May 20, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution
Replies: 40
Views: 1891

Re: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution

I wish they had a federal Card to show that its a certified, service animal trained at a licensed facility. Don't give me the it would be a burden on the disabled. They have to have to show ID to get the dog in the first place. The burden would be to all the people cheating and claiming it's a servi...

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by rbavfan
Sat May 20, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution
Replies: 40
Views: 1891

Re: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution

And if anybody should think that this is not a real concern on the part of pet owners, they should look at the statistics. United for example, last year had 23 pet injuries, including 9 deaths for every 10,000 pets flown. This is an incredibly high number, which is nothing less than a scandal, and ...

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