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by WorldFlier
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 59
Views: 4794

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

Pit bulls are innately and unchangeably prone to violence and savagery. Their bestial temperament is derived from genetics, not nurturing. They should be banned from all public places, including airports and aircraft. This is a very dangerous statement. Do you feel this way about all animals? Becau...

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by WorldFlier
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 59
Views: 4794

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

Also, is anyone else getting an Emotional Support Animal ad on this page?

It's funny because algorithms can't tell when we are disparaging something and throw it up there...

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by WorldFlier
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 59
Views: 4794

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

Pit bulls are innately and unchangeably prone to violence and savagery. Their bestial temperament is derived from genetics, not nurturing. They should be banned from all public places, including airports and aircraft. This is a very dangerous statement. Do you feel this way about all animals? Becau...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 59
Views: 4794

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

Several news sources indicating Delta's ban on pit bulls. The ban is based on Delta's experience with this particular breed of dog. There are obviously others who do not agree but even as an avid animal lover who works with wildlife rehabilitation, I for one welcome the ban. Link to "Business ...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 70
Views: 12211

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

Hey, guys, what is "in between a narrow body and a wide body"? A description - or better a diagram - might help those like me to struggle with this in between notion By the way, do we really need this, yet another 797 thread? I think not E.g. 2 aisles in front to give everyone aisle acces...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 3675

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

This is so dumb. He brought in alcohol into a sporting venue its not the end of the world. The dumb part was boasting about it on social media. I would never work for a company who would fire me for doing legal things and posting pictures of them. Most large companies now have pretty authoritarian ...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 3675

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

As a general rule, do not post pictures of yourself drinking on social media, even if you are of age. I would never work for a company who would fire me for doing legal things and posting pictures of them. What you should say is, "As a general rule, do not post pictures of yourself violating l...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 8923

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

An airline can’t really refuse someone form buying a ticket. They are a common carrier. That's just not true. They can refuse to sell to people on a blacklist. They can refuse to sell to unaccompanied minors without their parent's permission (where are the parents...oh right...) They can refuse to ...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 99
Views: 16153

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

The 747-8 wasn't that expensive to develop and has led to the 747-8F which appears to have some future. Beyond the billions it cost to design, Boeing has written down almost $3.5 billion (after tax) due to production overruns and lack of orders. The only saving grace now is that the program should ...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Star Alliance to consider new tier higher than gold
Replies: 21
Views: 2185

Re: Star Alliance to consider new tier higher than gold

Should have happened ages ago. Star Alliance Gold is incredibly common. They should appropriately recognize top-level customers (for example >100,000 miles annually). But then each member airline segments it further, with UA and its Global Services, LH with its HONS Senator, etc. Trouble is when yo...

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by WorldFlier
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8674

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

RamblinMan wrote:
UA's FAT-ORD E175 red-eye not enough for you?


I think E175s are more comfortable than 737s in E+

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club
Replies: 27
Views: 4099

Re: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club

SCQ83 wrote:
Who flies on Star Alliance ADD-SVO non-stop?

Ethiopian's new flight to Moscow is via IST.


Do you get off the plane? If so, my route fails. Then we have to wait until Avianca opens up BOG...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked
Replies: 30
Views: 10250

Re: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked

All the while Swaziland has one of (if not THE) the highest rates of HIV in the world. "His Highness" doesn't need to fly anywhere. He should be focused on saving his country! It is the highest HIV rate... One third of adults are infected. They also have the highest TB rate. He has multip...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 716
Views: 68464

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Now that Chicago has 6 continents, how about a *A RTW hitting all Six Continents To/From ORD. Note Ethiopian is the key to this trip but they don't start SVO until September 2018 http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=ORD-GRU-ADD-SVO-PEK-AKL-ORD&MS=wls&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=* United ORD-GRU Ethi...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club
Replies: 27
Views: 4099

Re: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD joins the 6 continent club

Ok, who wants to do a 100% *A 6-continent trip from/to ORD?

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked
Replies: 30
Views: 10250

Re: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked

According to AllAfrica.com, guards for King Mswati III of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) have been fined for leaking photos of his new A340. Honestly, I am surprised it took this long for them to surface. I know when I was still in the country several months ago, pictures were circulating among what...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10870

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

Wouldn't argue with the rest of what you wrote, but that's an assumption that Airbus claim is incorrect. SIA have seemingly gone with 168 seats as a matter of choice rather than constraint. It's 161 seats. And SQ has also said just 5days ago that they expect payload restrictions during winter... so...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan
Replies: 43
Views: 8457

Re: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan

UA flys from EWR, so that also doesn't help in terms of the comparison. Why not? Except for Long Island, EWR is plenty convenient for NY/NJ. Look at the average fare, I guarantee you people are schlepping from NJ to JFK/LGA and Long Island to EWR for this kind of flight... Catchment areas of JFK/LG...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA971 FCO to ORD diverted to Shannon
Replies: 12
Views: 2480

Re: UA971 FCO to ORD diverted to Shannon

I hope, that if this true, that the person who did this gets a long time in jail in the USA since this was a USA registered aircraft. This post got me thinking. When there is an actual air disaster (thank goodness this was not one), the country where it happened, the country (or supranational organ...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If you think costlier air tickets are just a minor hitch, think again!
Replies: 11
Views: 2546

Re: If you think costlier air tickets are just a minor hitch, think again!

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
I just spent $622 for sav to boi and i can't use the overhead storage. the airlines must be doing well if that's any indication.


Those are 2 premium markets...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8037

Re: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast

787-9 for thinner routes, after proving itself on PER-LHR this is the 787-9s battle to lose. A couple 777-8/9 for trunk routes couldn't hurt either as I am sure Air Cargo is very important to New Zealand (both directions) as shipping takes a long time and a country that small can only take so many l...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!
Replies: 9
Views: 1898

Re: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!

Very interesting indeed, but after the initial happiness it looks like a pretty weired idea. Based on the number of produced airframes (13), number of orders (2), and the fact that this aircraft fills a special nich only, we can determine that the financial viability of this program is very limited...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!
Replies: 9
Views: 1898

BE-200NEO - one of the most unique and capable planes gets Snecma's Superjet Engines!

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/russian-be-200-firefighter-to-be-updated-with-superj-448902/ Congrats to Beriev, Snecma, UAC, and firefighters across the world. With Climate Change growing, I can see significant demand for this airplane that doesn't seem to have an analog anywhere in the ...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19706

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

dtw2hyd wrote:
Two words, Route rationalization


Going by their monthly magazine route map with lots of red lines all over the place....that seems unlikely

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by WorldFlier
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-124 Production to be restarted....in Russia?
Replies: 0
Views: 328

AN-124 Production to be restarted....in Russia?

This would be great for plane spotters and the industries (oil, grid, etc) and people (disaster survivors) that depend on heavy objects getting to them quickly: https://www.rt.com/business/428639-russia-an124-jet-antonov-production/ "The airplanes of the super-heavy class like An-124 are in gre...

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by WorldFlier
Wed May 23, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18
Replies: 50
Views: 9169

Re: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18

VCEflyboy wrote:
How did KLM get 5th freedom rights and EK didn’t?


I am going to wildly guess that KLM doesn't instill the same fear as EK into countries with regards to access/5th freedom?

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by WorldFlier
Wed May 23, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6505

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

Well, since we all know Brexit was funded by the Kremlin, maybe Boris should order one of these? http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/371660454_985be988c1.jpg He can even get the tacky interiors that would befit his style: http://i59.fastpic.ru/big/2013/1029/74/23671a7e1cf82ddf3851afb94d150e74.jpg

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 4915

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

intotheair wrote:
I still have trouble imagining WN flying to Europe on its own metal anytime soon. I've long thought a codeshare or deeper agreement with DY would be a good pairing.


Why is it hard to imagine, if they have the MAX-7 which has the legs?

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 76
Views: 15294

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

A 777X with the wing fold mechanism u/s effectively becomes a code F aircraft, and pretending a code F aircraft is a code E aircraft would absolutely be a no-go at my airport (YYC). We have 2 code F gates, so it'd have to park on one of those, no questions asked. A 777X with the wing fold mechanism...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 1970

Re: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)

Bricktop wrote:
What I didn't know is how low to the ground it can get.


"Kneeling" as it is called.

Check out the amazing landing gear:

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 1970

Re: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)

Hi all! Apologies if this is not the right place for this question, but couldn't find a more fitting place for it. Also I'm quite new in all this aviation field so please bear with me! I've searched in the forum for references to this plane and there were people asking about it, but I've seen littl...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 1970

Re: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)

Carrying heavy or large things that cannot be carried by other planes due to weight or size restrictions: https://fastaviationdata.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/an-124.jpg?w=1000&h=600 Do you think a 747 can swallow a train? http://www.boeingimages.com/Docs/BOE/Media/TR3_WATERMARKED/2/2/3/d/BI2188...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily EWR
Replies: 24
Views: 3858

Re: EK to go double daily EWR

Irehdna wrote:
And with incoming polaris on the 77E's, the gap between the business class will only increase.



I cannot wait for this day! 2-4-2 only counts as business class because I can lay flat into my (tight) cocoon and use some booze to put myself to sleep...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 76
Views: 15294

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

Some Code E gates may not have the necessary "buffer" between them to allow a 777X with extended wingtips and another 65m span frame (777W, A350) next to it without risking a possible wing-to-wing collision during pushback or arrival. In such situations, the 777W could be parked next to a...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily EWR
Replies: 24
Views: 3858

Re: EK to go double daily EWR

Great, that gives pax from the Northern NJ market better access to EK's great service and connections to many destinations, especially to Africa, Asia and Middle East. While UA offers non-stops to India via EWR, I am quite sure EK would be a far better way to get to there vs. other 1-stops and UA f...

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by WorldFlier
Mon May 21, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12889

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

Who cares? If you don't like airport noise move. I can bet a lot of money 99% of the people living near there are younger than the airport and knew of the approach/departure paths before buying their house. Who cares? The many many Londoners who live in Heathrow’s flight paths is who. You clearly d...

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by WorldFlier
Mon May 14, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 187
Views: 22525

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

I guess pushing 787-10 higher MTOW will further affect 777-8 which is not selling well already ... The people who need the 777-8 need 1) Hot/High Performance 2) Ultra long haul range at fully utilized space 3) Haul lots of fish The people who need the 787-10 need 1) Decent range (US-EU,US-SA,West C...

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by WorldFlier
Mon May 14, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax
Replies: 30
Views: 7668

Re: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax

Even for AA, I had no idea they could stoop this low. Good to luck to PR on trying to spin this as a positive! So what next, because my friend is in F he can bring me up there? Send food back? This guy sounds like a total tool. If he had just asked nicely, the FA may have sent some back. Simple Thi...

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by WorldFlier
Wed May 09, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22470

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

...They didn't have the need nor the financing for 150 plus aircraft. You should deeply review the population, current equipment, capabilities and needs of the country before jumping into such conclusions. You'll discover how different reality is than what you think. You forgot to mention GEOGRAPHY...

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by WorldFlier
Wed May 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22470

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

CHICAGO - The delivery of the first of 80 new Boeing aircraft to Iran Air has been postponed. Initially, the first a/c, a Boeing 77W, would be delivered this spring. But because of political issue's, this will be in 2019 at the earliest. Iran Air signed for 50 Boeing 737Max, 15 Boeing 777-300ER and...

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by WorldFlier
Wed May 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23813

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

The most glaring example of no free meal is on the flights to Hawaii, EWR to HNL is about 11 hours and still no free meals. They often run out of certain paid food items on this flight. Meals should be complimentary on flights to Hawaii, like DL and AA. That is an example people point to often. IIR...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 9044

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

Lets think what transatlantic routes are 777 out of EWR EWR-CDG EWR-FRA (777W) EWR-DUB EWR-LHR EWR-BRU 2X EWR-BCN I believe all of these could and should be candidates for the 787-10 when it comes to Newark. There are probably a few other planes that are currently 767-400ER or 767-300 that may be a...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A vs. B, in pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 6096

Re: A vs. B, in pictures

From the article: "Together, the two nations teamed up to build the Concorde. To this date, the Concorde remains the world's first and only commercially viable supersonic airliner." http://speedreaders.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Tupolev-Tu144-sinsheim.jpg https://www.nytimes.com/2003...

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by WorldFlier
Tue May 08, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A vs. B, in pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 6096

Re: A vs. B, in pictures

https://gizmodo.com/5893817/the-concord ... p-crashing
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N14AZ wrote:
WorldFlier wrote:
***Crash caused by overzealous spy plane tracking it

??? Never heard about this aspect of the crash. Do you have any link to read more about such an aspect?

Hopefully it didn’t involve the ...
Socrates17 wrote:
DVD.

;-)



https://gizmodo.com/5893817/the-concord ... p-crashing

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by WorldFlier
Mon May 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A vs. B, in pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 6096

Re: A vs. B, in pictures

From the article: "Together, the two nations teamed up to build the Concorde. To this date, the Concorde remains the world's first and only commercially viable supersonic airliner." http://speedreaders.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Tupolev-Tu144-sinsheim.jpg https://www.nytimes.com/2003/...

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by WorldFlier
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 20516

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

Strictly against it. Would be sad to see the Bombardier brand vanish from the industry. Don't worry, it's not going anywhere: https://www.bombardier.com/content/dam/Websites/bombardiercom/Banners/banner-670x280/bt/TALENT2-EMU-Germany-4427.jpg/_jcr_content/renditions/cq5dam.web.670.280.jpeg

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by WorldFlier
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republics CSeries Order
Replies: 35
Views: 6840

Re: Republics CSeries Order

The chances of mainline pilots at UA or AA relaxing scope to allow even the 175-E2 is slim to none. Considering that the E175-E2 is effectively in the same seating category as the E175s and is basically just a 2.5 ft longer refresh of existing planes that regionals already operate for these carrier...

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by WorldFlier
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on
Replies: 35
Views: 7552

Re: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on

Oscar needs to go. The excuses and "give us more time" explanations are long past. He has done very little besides collect a fat payday. Just more continuation of the co mess they have made of United. Absolute donkey manure. I’ve been here 23 years and Oscar has improved the moral and ope...

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by WorldFlier
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia extends overflights rights for US airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 3190

Re: Russia extends overflights rights for US airlines

How about Chinese competitors? Won't cut it. Because in the worst case scenario, US can ban all incoming/outgoing flights from/to US from overflying Russian airspace, including Chinese airlines. Air Canada would not be affected because they can overfly Russian airspace on routes like HKG-YYZ or DEL...

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by WorldFlier
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia extends overflights rights for US airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 3190

Re: Russia extends overflights rights for US airlines

Between East Asia and eastern/central US, the eastbound flights almost always take the southern route across the Pacific and make "landfall" at North America over Vancouver. So only the westbound flights are affected. But with the extended range capabilities of 77W, 787 and A350, airlines...

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