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by 777PHX
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 42
Views: 10193

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

And as far as I'm aware, there are no US airlines hiring foreign nationals, at least not in any sort of significant numbers. I know of one commercial airline based in the US that is actively hiring foreign nationals in what can be called a significant number (more than 20) mostly from Central and S...

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by 777PHX
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 42
Views: 10193

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

You’d have to an idiot to leave EK for a US3 airline.... anyway I’ve never come across a US pilot in years of flying EK ... cabin crew yes but never pilots though I’m sure they exist You're kidding, right? Not if you're a US citizen. US airlines pay far more and work far less and you don't have to ...

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by 777PHX
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 205
Views: 23689

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

How long until the PHX-NRT rumors start? :duck: I've been preaching this forever. PHX is a nascent Asia market. It could sustain something to Asia. ONT even has an Asia flight. Unless the PDEW numbers have changed significantly since 2015, which I doubt, PHX isn’t capable of supporting a NRT flight...

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by 777PHX
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 205
Views: 23689

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

I thought ORD-NRT would perform well since it’s a OneWorld hub-to-hub flight. Though, given the capacity increases and pricing pressure in the region, I wouldn’t be surprised if DL and UA also see challenges in this area. Or maybe they’ve already made the necessary route adjustments? AA ORD-NRT has...

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by 777PHX
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 84
Views: 11176

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

Good Riddance. Isn't this an aviation enthusiast website? The MD-80 is a great aircraft. I have travelled from Europe to the United States with the sole purpose of flying on the MD-80 of American Airlines. The journey from Portland via Dallas to Philadelphia took almost six hours and I loved every ...

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by 777PHX
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?
Replies: 41
Views: 3456

Re: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?

"LCC" has to do with the operating costs of an airline, not whether they provide services like food on board and business class. People confuse Low Cost, No Frills, Full Service, all the time. Those are all different. Having flown WS only once and done it so recently, to me they are a Ful...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 15460

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

Which makes me wonder what the load-factor is like on the 747s QF12 JFK > LAX. Right now, it's the smallest plane they can operate between those airports until they start flying something smaller from Australia. I have to wonder if that flight is pretty darn empty on some days. Safe bet. QF was fly...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 15460

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

I thought QF12 was the 747 flight from JFK via LAX??? If you look up QF12 it's kinda funky, because two different flights with different aircraft are called 'QF12'. JFK > LAX is QF12 and usually a 747 (although, I think that it might soon be a 787), which is essentially a feeder route for QF's thre...

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by 777PHX
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time
Replies: 65
Views: 10522

Re: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time

Anybody who has ever worked with any business ever in a vendor/customer relationship, or even with colleagues who work there, knows they are the absolute worst people to work with. Nobody is good at Accounts Payable. You're generally dealing with pure paper-pushers, to put it politely. Somebody pro...

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by 777PHX
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 60637

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

I believe she spoke on her own behalf and since Mr Honeypot is a media public personality due to his numerous contributions She was exercising her First Amendment rights. The First Amendment to the US Constitution is the one that goes: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of relig...

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by 777PHX
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s
Replies: 30
Views: 5527

Re: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-southwest-airlines-safety-investigation-20180424-story.html https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2015/08/17/southwest-airlines-hit-with-325000-faa-fine-over-aircraft-repair https://mobile.nytimes.com/2008/03/07/business/07air.html I can do that too:...

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by 777PHX
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 60637

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Do not blame the FA too quick. She is entitled her opinion and express accordingly. We can not blame her for expressing her feelings and opinions. Whether her feelings or opinions is right or wrong, it is not for us to judge. We may express our own opinions on how we feel about the opinion but we s...

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by 777PHX
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 532
Views: 43402

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Can someone possibly explain better to me what this is all about? And what it means if anything for the airport. https://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php/8-news/15195-cbp-announces-20-potential-partnerships-for-new-and-expanded-services.html Sounds like it's a mechanism to allow private compani...

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by 777PHX
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s
Replies: 30
Views: 5527

Re: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s

DL also has some younger MD80s with the applicable upgrades to make them MD88s. DL also has an extremely robust tech ops division. (U)LCCs dont have very hood maintenance track records (G4 engine issues, and WN being fined after that one incident come to mind); although it seems NK has a good maint...

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by 777PHX
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Illinois Regional Airport Gets Two New Destinations
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

Re: Central Illinois Regional Airport Gets Two New Cities

piedmontf284000 wrote:
Going with Allegiant to LAS and AZA


I'd be shocked if it's AZA considering G4 already services AZA-PIA, which is only 38 miles away.

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by 777PHX
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Stop MKE - KC135 Emergency Landing
Replies: 3
Views: 2041

Re: Ground Stop MKE - KC135 Emergency Landing

ARFF was already out there so they knew they had a problem before they landed.

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by 777PHX
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14526

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

It is politically popular in the USA to have harsh sanctions on Iran as some are still seeking revenge for the taking of and holding our diplomat-citizens and families as hostages in 1978-1980 and it is well founded that Iran was using aircraft to transport weapons to support groups that were at wa...

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by 777PHX
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14526

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Slash787 wrote:
Are they still allowed to get planes from a 3rd party with a specific number of years on it?


I don't think they ever were but that didn't stop them from picking up a bunch of LH's retired, ancient A300s with a shell company.

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by 777PHX
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 390
Views: 29435

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Could be an operational efficiency sort of thing, I guess. I wonder if the extra BA flight and the Condor flight have created a significant amount of extra cargo transiting through the market.

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by 777PHX
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8737

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

I don't see how this would work. Two big reasons why people fly private jets is for convenience and privacy/luxury. If you take both of those away by setting scheduled times and loading the plane up with pax, why not just fly regular commercial then? I mean, this was sort of the idea behind the whol...

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by 777PHX
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21143

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

HER seems a very odd choice for a splash & dash for AF1 to me....why not one of the German US basis like Ramstein ? I could be wrong, but one of the flight tracking companies I follow on Twitter showed AF1 stopping at Ramstein, not Crete. It would have been 500 miles shorter to have gone via AN...

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by 777PHX
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 43
Views: 6428

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

Combi being combined pax and freight? how does that work The main deck is truncated at the rear and there's a cargo area between the tail and the pax cabin. There's also a larger cargo door towards the tail of the aircraft on the main deck. There were few takers and I believe the FAA will no longer...

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by 777PHX
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club
Replies: 27
Views: 4137

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

JFK and LAX serve all six if you take single flight numbers into account, no? Ethiopian flies a single flight number LAX-DUB-ADD and Qantas flies QF11 as JFK-SYD-LAX.

I think ATL used to at one time too when their ATL-LAX flight on the 77L had the same flight number as LAX-SYD.

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by 777PHX
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12326

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

STL had plenty of widebody gates back in the day, capable of handling up to the 747. LAX still uses the remote gates, which while they still utilize jetways, they're not much more than structures with stairs that lead up to the jetway.

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by 777PHX
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21143

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

Rumor on Twitter is that this one was a test for the real flight. Kim's IL-62 probably isn't reliable enough for that long of a sector. It's never been anywhere other than China. Supposedly Kim wants a 744 to match Trump.

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by 777PHX
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18450

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

Thats definitely thinking outside the box. Desperate times calls for desperate measures. I don't see to many airlines putting in playgrounds and fitness centers on planes. Wont work. Yeah, that's pie in the sky nonsense. They said the same thing when the A380 came out. Bowling alleys and restaurant...

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by 777PHX
Sat May 26, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 532
Views: 43402

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I've done the Dublin thing a couple times. It particularly sucks because the flight usually leaves at 7PMish and it's barely six hours long which doesn't give you much time for meaningful sleep. Then you're landing at 1 or 2AM on your body clock and you're a zombie for the first day.

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by 777PHX
Thu May 24, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 532
Views: 43402

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Well, if you think about it, the timing from Europe to US isn't all that different than what we experience going to Europe. Someone traveling London-KEF-STL will have about a 2 and a half hour flight to KEF, then a 7 hour flight to STL. On the way back, 7 hour flight followed by the short 2 and a h...

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by 777PHX
Wed May 23, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 532
Views: 43402

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

April numbers are out. Up 5.5% for the month. 4.6% for the year. https://www.flystl.com/uploads/documents/public-notices-and-reports/2018AprRptPubRel.pdf Also, Southwest currently has 80 employees in town from their revenue management and network planning team, touring the area. They are visiting e...

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by 777PHX
Wed May 23, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 7766

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

Cairns, OZ doesn't have full length taxiways.

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by 777PHX
Sat May 19, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 532
Views: 43402

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Haha no, was some local school kids or something. Should't be complaining, I got free cake, cookies and Ted Drewes. The only time anyone flying WOW has received free food ;) Let me guess, gooey butter cake? Just in case they didn't already think we're just a backwoods US city, we'll go ahead and dr...

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by 777PHX
Tue May 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Benefits of having a commercial license in the military?
Replies: 13
Views: 2183

Re: Benefits of having a commercial license in the military?

There's next to no benefit of having a commercial in the military. It might get you a pilot slot easier, but everyone is on the same playing field from there. The military really doesn't care what flight training you have because they're going to put you through their own syllabus to completion. I t...

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by 777PHX
Mon May 07, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 58
Views: 8789

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

That's a classic VMC roll.

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by 777PHX
Mon May 07, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9359

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

Never traveled through MCI before, so I can't say much about the airport's facilities... The proximity of MCI and STL to ORD make for an unrealistic hub operation, not to mention that I think American Airlines actually had a small hub at STL at one point, which failed... TWA had a hub that Amaerica...

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by 777PHX
Fri May 04, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57194

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I expect the schedule for this first round to be very similar to Alaska's. Alaska does red-eyes from Hawaii, but not very many. As do I. 7-8 AMish departures from the west coast arriving in Hawaii at mid day and then turning around back to the CONUS arriving at 9-10PM and RONing. I get that people ...

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by 777PHX
Wed May 02, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7599

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Baltimore is "just down the road" from Dulles and it seems to be doing o.k. That's a very different situation since it's known as Baltimore-Washington airport. It's the low-cost airport for the Washington DC region. Milwaukee is very different in this. It may be fairly close to Chicago, b...

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by 777PHX
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18198

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Interestingly, Brittany herself was a nurse. People tend to forget New Mexico is the fifth biggest state. It's entirely possible that DFW made more sense geographically (with better medical facilities than ABQ) if they were in far northeastern NM. It's also possible the doc on the ground saw otherwi...

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by 777PHX
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 390
Views: 29435

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Make that three. That's 8 months away, I wouldn't start losing your minds over something that's fairly likely to change between then and now. Well I just simply don't understand why they'd show a 321 if that decision hasn't been made and set in stone. We're not talking here about deciding whether t...

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by 777PHX
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 390
Views: 29435

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

It could just be a placeholder for when the 767s exit the fleet. I wouldn’t expect equipment for January 2018 to be set or even really tweaked until 180 days out at the earliest. Also, planning for T3N lease space has taken HA’s A330s into consideration, so I would expect them to serve PHX at least...

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by 777PHX
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6753

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

I live about five minutes away from KIWA(Phoenix-Mesa Gateway). We get all sorts of strange things here because manufacturers like to use it for testing as it's a relatively massive airport by runway count and length and it's relatively underused for its size. Anyway, several times a year, we see th...

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by 777PHX
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7190

Re: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane

I've got no problem with that. It has nothing to do with his disability, I don't want anyone actively vomiting on the same airplane I'm on. What happens if he pukes again and gets it on another passenger or creates a biohazard in the aisle? I mean look at the picture, he looks like he feels like shit.

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by 777PHX
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74411

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

The oldest 77E isn't quite 20 years old yet. I don't see them going anywhere anytime soon. Their newest 9 767's are only 15 but will be gone in less than two years - so the 77E's could soon follow. Then again, after 1998 Boeing gave up with the 767, so it makes sense these early 2000's junks are fa...

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by 777PHX
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 340
Views: 54109

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

I'm skeptical AA has any interest in a potential 797. The 797 as outlined is 220-270 seats. AA's 788 has ~225ish seats and 789 covers the upper end of that spectrum. The 797 just seems redundant, especially if their goal is fleet simplification.

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by 777PHX
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74411

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

The oldest 77E isn't quite 20 years old yet. I don't see them going anywhere anytime soon.

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by 777PHX
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 532
Views: 43402

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I'd love to know what they did with that old AC. It's probably a store room or something now.

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by 777PHX
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6446

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

As an AvGeek, I just love to look up at Delta's fleet history since they are averse to mopping up a diverse fleet from different OEM. Those different Boeing customer codes makes DL's fleet interesting. DL 757-200 fleet has/ used to have -231, -232, -212, 251, 2Q8, and 26D. 767 fleet has 232, -3P6, ...

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by 777PHX
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 8268

Re: Will DL order the A321LR?

Uh huh. Delta has 100 757-200s, average age 21.4 years. Delta has flown other 757s right out to age 30. If you see an urgent need to replace those aircraft please explain in detail. You claimed that DL will order the MOM, a non-existent aircraft that wouldn't even see the light of day until the mid...

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by 777PHX
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?
Replies: 76
Views: 7209

Re: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?

Yeah, I don't understand the point either. One is an airport on the west coast, one is in the heart of the midwest. They generally don't compete for traffic and I'm not even sure how they would do that anyway.

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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas proposes amenities in the cargo hold for ultra long flights
Replies: 76
Views: 12605

Re: Alan Joyce floats the idea of "Cargo class"

WassbiKhalifa wrote:
L-1011's had a downstairs galley with two elevators to move the carts up and down. It was pretty cool.


The 747 classic had an option for it too. NW had some with the cargo galley.

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