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by Blankbarcode
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11890

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

It's funny, the "exCO" "exUA" mentality is very much alive and well. I was not 4 weeks ago on a UA flight LAX-IAH and the DirectTV was spotty the whole flight. When this same thing happened on my GUM-HNL flight last year, I was given a URL to go to to get compensated. I asked an...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?
Replies: 37
Views: 3506

Re: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?

I'm from the Rehoboth Beach area in DE, and as much as I'd love a commercial operation here, it's kind of moot. We have SBY just >1 hour south of us to connect to most of the important hubs, and the hub PHL just 2.5 hours north of us. ILG is so close to Philly anyway, for someone like me it'd only r...

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by Blankbarcode
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 w/no WiFi
Replies: 16
Views: 3237

Re: AA 757 w/no WiFi

I can vouch for the AMS-PHL route (almost) never having Wi-Fi. This is the one route I fly with AA and I've never heard the mention of Wi-Fi on board nor have I seen it while using my electronic devices. Had one FA come by and advise a fellow passenger that there was indeed none. Maybe I've just bee...

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by Blankbarcode
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 9757

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

I've already been flamed for this one, but almost all region-specific airline names out there. Limits the possibility for growth it would seem! Southwest seems to be the obvious outlier in that theory, though with Alaska's (which isn't even based in Alaska?) growth along the west coast I'd like to s...

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by Blankbarcode
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon routes announced
Replies: 58
Views: 11777

Re: First Joon routes announced

Why not give their malnourished baby Transavia the project? It already has millenial-directed branding (albeit more family oriented maybe) and you know... an operational foundation to start on? As someone this airline will be trying to reach out to, the branding and name leave a lot to be desired. L...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with Wamena (WAVV)?
Replies: 0
Views: 162

What's the deal with Wamena (WAVV)?

Wamena Airport in Indonesia has a bad safety history, with about 15 incidents since 2009, with about 9 of these resulting in high damage or complete destruction of the aircraft (Source: Aviation Herald). The most recent accident happened just this morning, where a 733 cargo airplane had a runway exc...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA203 diverted to BGR the last 6 days in a row
Replies: 12
Views: 3759

Re: AA203 diverted to BGR the last 6 days in a row

Frequent passenger on the AA203 and AA204 here. I personally enjoy the diversions especially if I'm not in a rush, though I know the other passengers around me don't feel the same way. Being forced to stay in your seat on the tarmac for 60-90 minutes can be a real bummer, especially since we aren't ...

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 17161

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Hmm sorry, don't believe the idea for everyone to stop what they are doing and potentially miss a connection for the sake of a """hero""". Aviation is dynamic and has a flow to it, you can not expect every single passenger to just stop what they're doing. Once the prior...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC
Replies: 60
Views: 9400

Re: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC

I was actually looking forward to maybe one day flying the golden rooster... but this new brand is absolute trash to me. Went from being a funny- and maybe even endearing underdog to some generic mid 2000s mockup. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed.

And that name... snooorrrrreee

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by Blankbarcode
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another (doomed) Pan Am startup?
Replies: 12
Views: 5087

Another (doomed) Pan Am startup?

Hey all, Didn't find any threads discussing this yet, but there seems to be a wikipedia article about another Pan American World Airways startup. Supposedly, out of KXNA of all places. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_American_World_Airways_(2016) Of course I totally understand to take this all wit...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 13320

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

Different tails, different cockpit side windows, number of MLG wheels, different noses, and the obvious grey bare metal trim stabilizer area on the Airbus airplanes I'd say.

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by Blankbarcode
Sat May 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane crash near Yeager Airport in West Virginia
Replies: 29
Views: 6750

Re: Plane crash near Yeager Airport in West Virginia

Looks like the NTSB has obtained a video of the accident. Gouge marks and debris on/around the runway seem to indicate the aircraft was in a left bank. It always sounds morbid to say, but I'm curious to see the video. An absolute shame the crew was killed, especially with no fire; seems like an extr...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?
Replies: 122
Views: 14645

Re: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?

Maybe it's a silly gripe of mine, but will we potentially see Alaska changing its name as it spreads thoughout the continental U.S.? I'd feel weird flying "Alaska Airlines" from PHL to SFO for example. Then again as previously mentioned, their commitment to the state of Alaska is obvious a...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian IL-18 with 39 on board crash lands in Siberia, no fatalities
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

Re: Russian IL-18 with 39 on board crash lands in Siberia, no fatalities

Glad to hear everyone seems to be ok. Aircraft reportedly broke into three pieces but did not catch fire. I'll be looking forward to the photos and more details.

Hopefully this was a job well done by the flightcrew!

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview
Replies: 152
Views: 13229

Re: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview

I like the general mockup! Especially on the phone, it's a lot easier on the eyes.
Also a fan of the clear separation of content this time around!

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by Blankbarcode
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country with a "modified" livery
Replies: 46
Views: 9349

Re: Sun Country with a "modified" livery

I can't honestly say I've got the best taste in the world, but after really looking it over for a couple of minutes (which was hard to do thanks to the awful quality of the image), I actually kind of like it! Has a more modernized-retro hybrid look, especially with the type face, the straight cheatl...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Pakistan: PIA Flight 661
Replies: 56
Views: 18073

Re: Plane Crash in Pakistan: PIA Flight 661

New info says the engine exploded and damaged the wing. Good to see the crash wasn't pilot error, but I hope it's not a design flaw. I wouldn't be so quick to jump to conclusions, regardless of whatever anyone says. Yes, including officials. Because the only way to know what happened up there right...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 125088

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

If only they had cleared the last 10 feet of that mountain, and they would have had much more suitable terrain to work with! Very sad, but a miracle that some people made it out. I feel for the first officer, despite the rumors already circling about her credentials regarding operating this flight. ...

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by Blankbarcode
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transasia Airways (Taiwan) Suspend All Service
Replies: 29
Views: 6153

Re: Transasia Airways (Taiwan) Suspend All Service

yonahleung wrote:
They should have kept the V Air brand which was a much stronger brand after the two outrageous crashes.


Indeed. This was their potential way out and they blew it. It's a shame too, I liked the V-Air branding! Glad to have been able to fly them at least once.

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by Blankbarcode
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do ViaAir and American cooperate at all?
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: Do ViaAir and American cooperate at all?

bigb wrote:
I am still awaiting a word from their HR departnment about flying for them


Best of luck! I've only heard good things about them.

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by Blankbarcode
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Sun Country in a league of its own?
Replies: 97
Views: 18583

Re: Is sun country in a league of its own?

Sun Country has always been such an enigma. It's been around forever, and has hidden itself in the cracks of the Midwest for decades. Even after so many hardships like post 9/11 aviation, they've still managed to stay afloat. I've never even seen one of their aircraft in operation before, but they m...

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by Blankbarcode
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Caravelle out of MIA and others
Replies: 25
Views: 4327

Air France Caravelle out of MIA and others

Saw a very interesting video while researching for a college paper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4lxLfBpO4o Apparently Air France flew these between MIA and Haiti, as well as other destinations. Taking the low range into consideration, did Air France fly these over from Europe (via UK, Iceland, ...

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by Blankbarcode
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elevator Cable Snaps on an Air Vanuatu Twin Otter
Replies: 9
Views: 4228

Elevator Cable Snaps on an Air Vanuatu Twin Otter

An Air Vanuatu Twin Otter allegedly lost control to some flight surfaces shortly before landing at Walaha Airport on West Ambae. No injuries/fatalities. http://dailypost.vu/news/aircraft-misha ... 09614.html https://twitter.com/AirCrashMayday/stat ... 0635768834 Sounds very dangerous indeed, I wonde...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cyprus's Cobalt Air considering either A340/350 or 777/787
Replies: 34
Views: 6531

Re: Cyprus's Cobalt Air considering either A340/350 or 777/787

It's an... interesting idea that they're planning to implement long haul so soon! Though I'm not sure I see the market for this, as Cyprus has always been more of a destination for Europeans, and never really had a huge presence anywhere else. Even if they added a business class, I still just don't ...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The problems with El Al
Replies: 43
Views: 9679

Re: The probelms with El Al

El Al is a unique airline that goes beyond simply economic benefit. It is the Israeli flag carrier and delivers a safe airline for those who live in Israel. It also reflects the cultural and religious values of the country in the same way that certain Arab airlines do too. Israel has only a very sm...

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by Blankbarcode
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Mainline T-Tails be a memory in 2020s?
Replies: 38
Views: 4267

Re: Will Mainline T-Tails be a memory in 2020s?

Is there an actual benefit to the current "normal" airplane design (2 wing-mounted engines, standard wing, standard tail) in comparison to the T-tail approach? I know maintenance is a factor, but how does it fare from an aerodynamic standpoint? I understand we will probably never see more ...

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by Blankbarcode
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc B737 rotates well before Vr
Replies: 60
Views: 15557

Re: Royal Air Maroc B737 rotates well before Vr

Almost panicked when I saw the news headline, "Royal Air Maroc 737 Stalls on Takeoff". I was so absoutely sure an accident had occured.
Glad to know everything went alright though, but I am curious as to what could have caused the cofusion. Incorrect V-speed settings?

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