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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: 1460

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: 131
Views: 14806

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: 155
Views: 18440

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: 214
Views: 28112

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: 2626

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: 7439

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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by DarthLobster
Wed May 09, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do engine issues strain future relationships for future models?
Replies: 21
Views: 2505

Re: Do engine issues strain future relationships for future models?

Surprised no one's mentioned the Lockheed L1011/Rolls Royce RB211 debacle....

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by DarthLobster
Mon May 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11675

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Lorenzo the arrogant? LMAO. Good way to describe it,I mean him. Revisionist history. Overplayed his hand, and evicted from the industry for it, but Lorenzo never killed any airline, but he saved two. Those who worked under him at CO and EA would disagree with ...

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by DarthLobster
Mon May 07, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11675

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Lorenzo the arrogant?

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by DarthLobster
Sat May 05, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18789

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Given the clientele I’ve seen on Amtrak, I’ll gladly stick with air travel.

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by DarthLobster
Sat May 05, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 56792

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I'm trying to understand why people think Alaska is going to pull out and get their asses handed to them. Southwest has battled Alaska many times, and lost. Alaska has distribution, corporate contracts, First Class, meals, lounges, etc. They will hold their own, but of course lose some traffic. I t...

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by DarthLobster
Fri May 04, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 69
Views: 14691

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

So is it just standard now to send four-holers straight to scrapping upon retirement? No sitting idle in the desert for years and years like their predecessors? I know some of the recently-retired UA and DL 744s that met that fate were high-time birds, but comparatively speaking the A346s aren’t tha...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on
Replies: 35
Views: 7515

Re: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on

727200 wrote:
Just more continuation of the co mess they have made of United.


Pun intended?

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by DarthLobster
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12750

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

So this basically confirms that AS bought VX to kill it. To prevent B6 from making the acquisition and actually using the merger to improve its network. Nice one regulators. Yup, it was all to shut down one or two transcons. Had nothing to do with growing on the west coast, just killing a handful o...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Protocols for disposing of food waste after flights?
Replies: 22
Views: 3245

Re: Protocols for disposing of food waste after flights?

I remember reading quite a while ago that everything was thrown out in ORD after a flight. They even threw out unopend OJ cartons. It had to do with being unable to give food to homeless shelters because of lawsuits. Lawyers, literally the slimiest scum of the human population Pretty sure spoiled f...

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by DarthLobster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 7755

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

Aesma wrote:
Honest question, the only Alaskans I know of have Palin as a last name...


So you’re ignorant of the world AND a decade behind the rest of us...

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by DarthLobster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 7755

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

Talk about a "long thin" route...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 71
Views: 10654

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

It will be impossible to lift our Chinooks off remote mountains in Afghanistan without the venerable Mi-26. It will also be impossible to put Americans back in space without the generosity of the Russians and their Soyuz rockets. Hell, the stage-1 booster on the American SpaceX rocket is also made ...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 719
Views: 116337

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

And the number of uncontained engine failures on MD-80s resulting in passenger deaths outside of the incident at PNS is how many? Safety policies exist and develop because at some point, something happened that caused an injury or other negative impact. By that same logic, should we ban sitting nex...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 719
Views: 116337

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

And the number of uncontained engine failures on MD-80s resulting in passenger deaths outside of the incident at PNS is how many? Safety policies exist and develop because at some point, something happened that caused an injury or other negative impact. By that same logic, should we ban sitting nex...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 719
Views: 116337

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

That's exactly what happened on DL1288 at PNS in 1996. To this date I still don’t understand how the FAA can allow passengers on MD-80s to be seated right next to the engine like that. Uncontained engine failures are rare, but if one occurs with pax sitting in those last few rows, they are all but ...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18381

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

This just seems like AS whining about it so they make it easier/convince themselves to stick to all Boeing. You sure do seem to like to piss on AS. They already have all the reason in the world to go back to all-Boeing, and if the 797 was already on the table that order would have been placed month...

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by DarthLobster
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines and Virgin America want your carry-on bags to be 32% smaller
Replies: 20
Views: 2600

Re: Alaska Airlines and Virgin America want your carry-on bags to be 32% smaller

TSS wrote:
This could potentially cause a headache for those who are used to flying Alaskan and only Alaskan within Alaska and up and down the west coast, though.


There is no “Alaskan” Airlines...

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by DarthLobster
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30372

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Now, let's look up which of the few airlines have a perfect safety record to see what airlines one should fly. Oh wait - Allegiant is the first result. Now let's scroll down to the Ds - wait what- no DL,, no UA, NO AA!!! hmmmmm..... It’s been so long since any of those airlines had a mainline accid...

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by DarthLobster
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26742

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Only when it’s full, Tim. Only when it’s full...

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by DarthLobster
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40806

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

evank516 wrote:
downdata wrote:
If in doubt, buy out your competition :)


See AS/VX ;)


Dead wrong as usual. VX wasn’t enough of a competitor to AS to justify the price.

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by DarthLobster
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2548

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

The best way is simply to not. Unless you are moving or have a legitimate support animal, people have no business taking their pets on flights. It’s a cruel thing to put an animal through and should only be done when absolutely necessary. If you can afford to fly, you can afford a pet sitter or kenn...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 271
Views: 31421

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Queue up hype for the A390, which will probably launch 15 seconds after the 797. Wonder which big market that considers the number 9 lucky will be heavily pandered to by both manufacturers...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7147

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

Please change the title of this thread. The passenger was asked to deplane because they were ill, not because they had down syndrome. This has been established and the title is now extremely misleading.

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by DarthLobster
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18511

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

UA was slammed both publicly and on Anet for suffering through an identity crisis. Most people and critics did not want the CO logo on the tail of the UA planes. Many of us are still slamming UA. Pre-merger UA had strong identity and heritage while the tulip was one of the most recognizable logos o...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30580

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

Dump all the CO dead corpse look. I like the CO livery. Generally, those who whine about it want their beloved tulip. Frankly, real hominids do not purchase tickets based on livery. No, but the livery reflects UA’s apathy towards their own image, which is further reflected in the endless stream of ...

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by DarthLobster
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30580

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

Wave or no wave, it’s the same boring livery with the same boring logo on the tail. Matches post-merger UA’s systemic lack of creativity and boldness.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA
Replies: 66
Views: 6681

Re: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA

cledaybuck wrote:
CARST wrote:
And don't be ridicilous, Musks company will make a lot of money on the space contracts, he's not operating his companies out of altruism.
Tesla earnings might indicate otherwise. :D


So did Amazon’s for their first many years. Musk is investing heavily in product tech.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA
Replies: 66
Views: 6681

Re: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA

Hopefully it'll progress faster than every other program Lockheed Martin is under contract from NASA to do. 14 years on and Orion is still the world's most expensive mockup. It flew four years ago... how is that a mock-up? The actual Orion concept was only launched three years before that. Where ar...

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by DarthLobster
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5121

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

Tugger wrote:
Kashmon wrote:
Women bearing babies is something that is not going to change.

What happens when it does?

Tugg


We’ll be living on Mars riding flying dolphins to work.

Seriously, what kind of question is that?

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by DarthLobster
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5121

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

Kashmon wrote:
It will only accelerate the Asian takeover of your country and its businesses as you make everything inefficient to PLEASE the GOD of Equality....


EQUALITY of Outcome is the new God of the West....


Wat

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by DarthLobster
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA
Replies: 66
Views: 6681

Re: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA

Hopefully it'll progress faster than every other program Lockheed Martin is under contract from NASA to do. 14 years on and Orion is still the world's most expensive mockup.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34174

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

While it is certainly modern, it is no doubt also less expensive to maintain. Airlines are cutting costs everywhere they can. How is it less expensive? White is the cheapest paint available and there’s less of it on the new livery than the old. The yellow in the old logo certainly shouldn’t have be...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin
Replies: 76
Views: 10632

Re: Norwegian Inaugural Gatwick-Austin

The Hipster Clipper

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by DarthLobster
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16952

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

enilria wrote:
AS has been cutting transcon flying due to a pilot shortage.


You misspelled QX, and you're a year late...

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by DarthLobster
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA after Doug Parker
Replies: 38
Views: 6446

Re: AA after Doug Parker

He will be succeeded by Robo-Crandall.

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by DarthLobster
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11721

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

From a marketplace prospective, just what would WN offer by flying to Hawaii that isn’t already captured by every other carrier? Everyone with a 737NG now flies to Hawaii, WN’s fares are no longer low enough to count as an LCC (certainly couldn’t be on ETOPS routes), and operating a route solely for...

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by DarthLobster
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30580

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

United was the surviving character in name (if not in manangement or operating certificate), therefore the focus should be on continuing United tradition, not appeasing the smaller Continental pundits. Bring back the damn Tulip already. Modify it, modernize it, do whatever is necessary, but that log...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 31141

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

DIRECTFLT wrote:
There should be no animals, lizards, snakes, birds, or reptiles in plane cabins.


Are lizards, snakes, birds, and reptiles not animals?

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by DarthLobster
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to retire 45 737-800's
Replies: 112
Views: 24801

Re: AA to retire 45 737-800's

EA CO AS wrote:
I wonder if AA may be interested in a similar number of soon-to-be former VX A320s? ;)


Had that exact same thought when the merger was first announced...

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by DarthLobster
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen To the Airbus Beluga's After Replacement
Replies: 40
Views: 7216

Re: What Will Happen To the Airbus Beluga's After Replacement

Shipped off to aquariums or water parks where they’ll do backflips for cargo.

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by DarthLobster
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 109
Views: 24592

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

UAEflyer wrote:
So by this cancellation , the flying disco and spa is cancelled....


1980 has finally arrived

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by DarthLobster
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 17587

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

Really great that people say: LH and MoM aircraft would work great... but how can we say that.. The MoM-specs aren't even officially announced. To you they're not. Nor anyone else, including you. No public announcements have been made, hence they are not “official”. Doesn’t count if it’s behind clo...

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by DarthLobster
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Southwest unveils new Louisiana One livery
Replies: 61
Views: 8559

Re: Fun special SWA annnoumemt tommrow 12:30pm east coast time

Yay, with WN it's always "fun". I wonder what a serious announcement from them would look like...

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by DarthLobster
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production
Replies: 60
Views: 10566

Re: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production

So how much union concessions and state tax breaks can Boeing attain by restarting 767 pax production, I suspect zero. How many union concessions and state tax breaks can Boeing attain by building an entirely new a/c with production facilities.....I suspect billions Probably spot on. Both unions an...

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