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by DarthLobster
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 22
Views: 3869

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

afgeneral wrote:
it's disgusting how they managed to sprinkle some smokers' hate in the article despite the event not being connected in any way


There you go on that bandwagon again. Give it up. Anything that revolting that also causes cancer and tons of other problems deserves to be hated.

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by DarthLobster
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 22
Views: 3869

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

Super80Fan wrote:
Looks like Ryanair is saving money by phasing out cabin pressure. How is this airline still in business?


Because cheap people exist in frightening quantities.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The sonic cruiser, was Boeing serious ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: The sonic cruiser, was Boeing serious ?

This is the same company that flirted with the Hunchback of Mukilteo....

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by DarthLobster
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 88
Views: 8575

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

bob75013 wrote:
Anyone who has endured the TSA nightmare in Atlanta knows full well that the model is not working well there and shows why the city needs a new airport.


Building a new airport doesn't fix that.

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by DarthLobster
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 103
Views: 11767

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

Except by implication of the "C" prefix. What? C is for Canada. GF C is for "Commercial". It was Bombardier's first commercial/mainline jet. C is for delicious chicken. Mmmmmmm....... Also, hard to differentiate with the C as their previous jets, the CRJ, also started with C (fo...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4266

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

Someone’s been watching too much Dr. Who

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 10598

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

This may be where done aircraft make their inroads into civil aviation. Imagine a sub 50 seat aircraft that had one pilot, but emergency controls that would allow a standby pilot to control the aircraft remotely. If you had one standby co-pilot per, say 5 aircraft, the flight crew becomes 1.2 pilot...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31090

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

I wonder how Boeing will rename the ejets after the merger with Embraer. B616/B636? Perhaps B 010? I don't think there'll be a merger between Boeing and Embraer (it is just a JV, nothing more). But if is possible to make possible scenarios: - The E175-E2 could be renamed as Boeing 712-7; - The E190...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31090

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

At least they didn't start it off with A220-800...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 8906

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

Worst thing that'll ever happen as far as changes to Maho Beach are concerned is they'll move the landing threshold forward a bit so aircraft make a slightly higher approach above the beach. Granted this will entail some performance issues, but as long as you're not running an A340 in there, it shou...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 148
Views: 8804

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

wnflyguy wrote:
Just saw on the local news Southwest is officially going Peanut free on August 1 2018!


Why are you so happy about this?

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by DarthLobster
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 8906

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

seabosdca wrote:
Just a matter of time before Maho Beach is closed, and stunts like this will bring it about sooner.


Nonsense. SXM is a huge tourist attraction for St. Maarten, and there have already been deaths associated with tourist stupidity and aircraft movements, yet it remains open.

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by DarthLobster
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 10598

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

Delta757MD88 wrote:
Following boeing's new leadership we will have the EMB145MAX

:)

You forgot to add an -8 to it...

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by DarthLobster
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 11364

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

Because the worldwide success of LCCs and ULCCs at the expense of legacy carries indicates the opposite strategy should work too, no?

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by DarthLobster
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 5638

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

Given the competition, WN has no choice but to win.

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by DarthLobster
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Alaska have E175's operated by Horizon and Skywest?
Replies: 21
Views: 2742

Re: Why does Alaska have E175's operated by Horizon and Skywest?

N766UA wrote:
I promise I’m not biased.


Your tail number is showing.

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by DarthLobster
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there so many articles about plane tickets getting more expensive
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: Why are there so many articles about plane tickets getting more expensive

There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics. The latter is the most insidious because the numbers can be 100% true yet realistically mean nothing.

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by DarthLobster
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs
Replies: 48
Views: 8400

Re: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs

LAXintl wrote:
Another sign Cuba routes not cracked up to be


Hard to be anything more than a failure when the regime makes it as difficult as possible to fill those seats.

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 4443

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

Let us not forget the FedEx and UPS A388Fs, which basically doomed the type after both cancelled.

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 4443

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

Didn’t TWA have A330s on order at one point?

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils hypersonic aircraft concept
Replies: 32
Views: 9684

Re: Boeing unveils hypersonic aircraft

Hypersonic travel could be done now. Just throw a dreamchaser configured with seats on a rocket and don't launch it into orbit. NY to London could probably be done in under 1/2 hour including approach/landing. Currently only the cargo version of Dreamchaser is being developed, and its still at leas...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Announcement Tease (6/26 and 6/27)
Replies: 81
Views: 10075

Re: Sun Country Announcement Tease (6/26 and 6/27)

New "consent to disregard contract of carriage" fares. Super cheap, but they're legally allowed to leave you at the gate if they get a better offer.

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Philip - Korea's newest airline
Replies: 25
Views: 2939

Re: Air Philip - Korea's newest airline

Philip will not be pleased with this. He will emerge from the sea, groggy and angry with his primary forehead tusk pointing towards Arcturus. He will loudly grunt at the CRJs zipping overhead, begrudgingly wishing they were BAC-111s. He will then return to his slumber deep below, where he will under...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 39884

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

Just bring back the damned domestic/short-to-medium haul widebody. There has to be a point of diminishing returns on stretching narrowbodies at some point...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 9967

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

cledaybuck wrote:
DarthLobster wrote:
Wonder how much they’d save if they just kicked Parker to the curb like he deserves. Icahn and Lorenzo are saving a seat for him in CEO hell...
They are still alive.


An astute and ultimately pointless observation. Alive or not, they’re also both effectively blacklisted from the industry.

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 9967

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

Wonder how much they’d save if they just kicked Parker to the curb like he deserves. Icahn and Lorenzo are saving a seat for him in CEO hell...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5480

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

Only CX. UA barely has any presence in SEA anymore, and while AA may try, they have no other Intl routes out of SEA and starting a lone arbitrary HKG route would probably be problematic for fleet planning.

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by DarthLobster
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 56
Views: 7105

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

SFO is becoming like LAX and LHR...a crammed crabpot of congestion and madness, yet everyone keeps pouring more in despite nearby reliever options.

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10776

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Baggage handlers you said, not ramp agents and gate agents. But hey, ok so thats a big difference with europe then, i know at least 50 european airports well and I never see female baggage handlers, I only know one at AMS. But somehow at american airports a lot of women handle the baggage in and ou...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10776

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Not in Amsterdam at Schiphol Only 1 out of hundreds I doubt “many” do that work at different airports but you seem to know that, so what airport are you talking about? Many in the United States, and I can particularly vouch for BOI, PDX, SEA, SFO, ANC, HNL, I could go on. In addition, at many regio...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10776

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Can somebody help me out here? Why are we not having a debate about jobs like baggage handlers which are dominated by men? I don't seem anyone complaining about that. What's the difference? The number of figures on the paycheck. That, and there are many women already working as baggage handlers and...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10776

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Can somebody help me out here? Why are we not having a debate about jobs like baggage handlers which are dominated by men? I don't seem anyone complaining about that. What's the difference? The number of figures on the paycheck. That, and there are many women already working as baggage handlers and...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 22887

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

Eradicate all vestiges of CO and return to actually being UA. Oh, and the Tulip. Bring that back. This dead horse needs a few more whallops...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11296

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

If they're not smart enough to figure that out, then handling baggage is definitely above their intellectual pay grade. There is no IQ requirement for baggage handlers. Totally ignorant and extremely offensive post to the many baggage handlers who are members of this website and who work very hard,...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11296

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

IPFreely wrote:


If they're not smart enough to figure that out, then handling baggage is definitely above their intellectual pay grade.

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by DarthLobster
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4122

Re: AS, WN win JD Power awards

Lotsa pissing and moaning here. Man people are bitter...

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by DarthLobster
Thu May 31, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV evangelist and their planes
Replies: 93
Views: 4608

Re: TV evangelist and their planes

Tugger wrote:
DarthLobster wrote:
To borrow from a famous fictional captain...

”What does God need with an airplane?”

Excuse me but how else is "God is my copilot"?

Seriously, some people just don't get it...

Tugg


That phrase always bothered me. If you have God as a copilot, why not just let him drive?

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by DarthLobster
Wed May 30, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV evangelist and their planes
Replies: 93
Views: 4608

Re: TV evangelist and their planes

To borrow from a famous fictional captain...

”What does God need with an airplane?”

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by DarthLobster
Mon May 28, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26478

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Antarius wrote:
This article seems like it was auto generated out of corporate ipsum.

Lots of words, zero things actually said.


All it’s missing is the word “synergy” shoved in somewhere.

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by DarthLobster
Fri May 25, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13209

Re: A310 - too early?

Maybe....slap some new engines on it, redesign the wings/tail/horizontal stabilizer, change up the cross section a bit, shorten or lengthen the fuselage, switch out the cockpit and nose section, add entirely new landing gears, and voila! A310-800neo-8. Will compete nicely with the upcoming 757-800Ma...

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by DarthLobster
Thu May 24, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seoul Hub How long did it last?
Replies: 19
Views: 4153

Re: Northwest Airlines Seoul Hub How long did it last?

Yossarian22 wrote:
A quick search on Google would answer your question.


Attitudes like that make the internet suck.

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by DarthLobster
Wed May 23, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12052

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Boeing tried to offer it decades ago on the initial 777s and nobody bit. Now it’s a forced feature and yet another thing that can break.

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by DarthLobster
Sat May 19, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attention Spotters: VS 747 at LGB
Replies: 11
Views: 1529

Re: ATTN SPOTTERS: VS 747 at LGB

yblaser wrote:
It's actually Virgin Orbit and while it had been there a fairly long time it really has only been 10-11 months.


If Virgin Galactic’s progress is any indication, it might be the last 744 to fly by the time it finally becomes operational...

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by DarthLobster
Fri May 18, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19375

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

LAXintl wrote:
may be hurting its brand


Unlike the gazillion other things that have been hurting it’s brand over the past few years? On top of not even technically having their own brand??

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by DarthLobster
Tue May 15, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 21917

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

Your idea sucks, I'm sorry. You can't just go around humping random planes... Here’s a little tip for dealing with humans. You and your argument will seem far more credible if you don’t openly declare that the other person’s idea “sucks” and is “dumb dumb dumb”. You sound like an angry neckbeard. A...

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by DarthLobster
Sat May 12, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29475

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

I’d be shocked if it turned out to be an actual widebody.

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by DarthLobster
Fri May 11, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naked Man Says He Planted Bomb at DAB
Replies: 19
Views: 2689

Re: Naked Man Says He Planted Bomb at DAB

JetBuddy wrote:
cranberrysaus wrote:
Florida Man strikes again!


This. What's in the water down there? :lol:


Gators, oil, and the bladder contents of far too many jaded New Yorkers/New Jerseyans.

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by DarthLobster
Thu May 10, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7560

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

Fortress hubs or not, everyone else is established in their HI markets. WN can’t just enter and draw everyone else away without price dumping that will make those routes painfully unprofitable. The WN loyalists will jump ship to them of course, but mostly for reward redemption. Will enough of the fl...

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