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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest
Replies: 13
Views: 3995

Re: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest

Wonder if she's paid the same as a typical male at her current point in her career. I'd wager money she isn't. But well done on her, more are needed! What a poorly informed comment. Pilots are paid based on years of seniority and equipment. That is all. A year 5 777 captain gets year 5 CA rates. Ta...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest
Replies: 13
Views: 3995

Re: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest

Too bad she isn't here in the US, we need more younger blood to weed out these mid-age union loyalists. What does middle age or belonging to a union have to do with anything in the cited article? You aren't weeding out anyone sir. The men and women currently flying earned their way to their seat an...

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by Varsity1
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Seeking Money From Disruptive Passenger
Replies: 18
Views: 2391

Re: HA Seeking Money From Disruptive Passenger

Banned for life. I'd ask for exactly what it cost HA. Not a penny less.

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by Varsity1
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 44
Views: 9025

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

Rumored that all east bound US transatlantic flights going overnight will be branded as sleeper services for premium passengers, only serving breakfast. So the idea is they all eat in the lounge before hand and don't eat a meal onboard. I can almost hear the FAs going "it's bedtiiiiiime" ...

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by Varsity1
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 105
Views: 12565

Re: US airline hub closures

AA will probably scale back PHL and either PHX or LAX.

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by Varsity1
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 149
Views: 19431

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

Prove it. The A350-900 is a newer design with newer engines. Look at the weights. Newer engines can't change the laws of physics. Look at the larger diameter engine, lower SFC & larger wingspan that mitigates some of the weight difference due to greater lift. Why do you think the MD90 with a sm...

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dead In North America?
Replies: 69
Views: 20171

Re: A350 Dead In North America?

Aren't North American airlines obsessed with frequency? Wouldn't they prefer smaller aircraft than the 777-9 - that way, they will have more frequencies? For most long haul flights, passengers would prefer a double daily frequency as they can arrive in the morning and depart in the evening. This wo...

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dead In North America?
Replies: 69
Views: 20171

Re: A350 Dead In North America?

The A350 and 777X are the two biggest twins, if demand isn't strong in this segment both will struggle.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airspace Full?
Replies: 29
Views: 4648

Re: British Airspace Full?

The UK is nowhere near as busy as the northeast USA for commercial traffic. New York approach alone handles 8-9,000 flights a day.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Mainline Crew Bases
Replies: 22
Views: 6946

Re: American Mainline Crew Bases

The pilots have already had their first combined equipment bid. L-US pilots are in DFW on the 73' and L-AA pilots are in PHX on the A320 now.

Overall the pilot group is pretty damn happy at the moment. Far removed from the strains of the East/West US Air merger.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman
Replies: 69
Views: 8945

Re: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman

Delta is building airports and running oil refineries. Weird airline.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 256
Views: 19819

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

The 787 will be the first widebody to break 2000 frames.

I'm not worried about it.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 125
Views: 17247

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

Scott Kirby is one of the brightest strategy guys in the industry today point blank.

Without evidence saying otherwise, I'd have to agree with him.

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 185
Views: 28292

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

Nothing surprising. Keep in mind the script could flip on any given day. AS's loyalty could go out the window just as fast a Tilden.

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue pilot union/B6ALPA files for mediation with NMB
Replies: 27
Views: 2688

Re: JetBlue pilot union/B6ALPA files for mediation with NMB

Jetblue is something of a smokeshow at the moment. Nobody really knows what's going on internally.

Widebodies?
Europe?
Merger?
190 retirement?


add one more boondoggle to the list.

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Cabin Ventilation
Replies: 12
Views: 1966

Re: Southwest Cabin Ventilation

Packs are often inop. as well.

Larger packs could be STC'd and installed. It's just a heat exchanger.

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by Varsity1
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA International routes
Replies: 67
Views: 15775

Re: New AA International routes

AA needs to consolidate on the eastcoast to improve feed. CLT/PHL/JFK/DCA/BOS/MIA.. too many chiefs, not enough indians.

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by Varsity1
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 149
Views: 19431

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

Strato2 wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
The 787-9 is more efficient than the A350-900 at 300 seats.


Prove it. The A350-900 is a newer design with newer engines.


Look at the weights. Newer engines can't change the laws of physics.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 149
Views: 19431

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

Meanwhile the A350 has a lot of competition from multiple frames that can likely either beat it on price (77W) or efficiency (787-9 or 777x.). I am under the impression that the A350 is very slightly more efficient that the 789, not that it makes much difference here. I would expect DL to order mor...

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA203 diverted to BGR the last 6 days in a row
Replies: 12
Views: 3391

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

This is good foreshadowing into the future of the A321LR and 737max.

The 757 is a 9 hour airplane, the A321LR is realistically a 9hr airplane. The 737max is an 8.5 hour airplane.

This will become quite common and frustrating.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet: more unionization in the horizon
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: Westjet: more unionization in the horizon

Southwest is unionized and still has good culture/customer care.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Private and Regional jets - Pilot Vs Computer
Replies: 26
Views: 1674

Re: Private and Regional jets - Pilot Vs Computer

With the exception of the C series, most are like Boeing.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am in Middle East question
Replies: 60
Views: 6179

Re: Pan Am in Middle East question

So did TWA IIRC.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS100/300 as the only replacement for B717?
Replies: 63
Views: 9576

Re: CS100/300 as the only replacement for B717?

Rotating 321's on a few hops before running the mainland TPAC seems likely.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 Stretch and Rotation Angle
Replies: 30
Views: 5753

Re: A321 Stretch and Rotation Angle

The A321 is already rotation sensitive. Most stretches are 773/738/739/764/A345/6 etc..

"constrained" is relatively subjective.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA177 Emergency Landing. 12 July. Engine failure.
Replies: 26
Views: 8223

Re: HA177 Emergency Landing. 12 July. Engine failure.

A "huge crash" ? Is there a smoking crater around HNL somewhere?

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+
Replies: 54
Views: 11510

Re: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+

Skywest cannot shoot RNP approaches in any airplane. They do not have plans to train or certify crews to do it. QX and AS are/can.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 151
Views: 49335

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

Does the A350-900 only come with one engine choice or do the different weight variants have derated engines?

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Q2 earnings slump
Replies: 43
Views: 6572

Re: Norwegian Air Q2 earnings slump

Laker Airways part 2.

You guys love to ridicule me. At the end of the day Norwegian critics will get the last laugh.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 62
Views: 9356

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

I understand that delta likes to showboat with their financials, but it's a little bit dishonest when every other carrier is reporting their net income, and Delta is puffing their chest with their earnings and putting a little disclaimer below "pre tax." Obviously it's a great quarter for...

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 154
Views: 26050

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

"Boeing 737 departed for Trinidad."

I wonder which flight killed her.

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA dropping Qatar Etihad codeshare
Replies: 67
Views: 11215

Re: AA dropping Qatar Eithad codeshare

TerminalD wrote:
Nice way to treat the new shareholder. If I were at QR I would now buy 25%.



Can't buy more than 4.75% without board approval, which QR won't get.

Hopefully QR and it'd toddler CEO get kicked out of one world.

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 22880

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

I don't care for his abrasive style. Nevertheless your personal opinion of the man and your personal attacks on him mask the fact that you are quite mistaken. "Flight attendants with longevity are a testament to how they are treated by their employer. ", but it is not a testament on how t...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute
Replies: 47
Views: 10218

Re: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute

Flighty wrote:
This would never happen in an at-will employment environment. Plenty of things that should never happen to anyone happen in the collective bargaining environment. But, it has its benefits too.



You must be clueless to how this works.

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy
Replies: 79
Views: 8441

Re: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy

EK is subsidized. Look at who the CEO is. He runs the banks, runs the aviation authority, runs the airports. When EK crashes an airplane, they literally 'investigate themselves'. If you're so naive to not believe that EK is subsidized, you are a lunatic or a child. I have great oceanfront property i...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 22880

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

What a deplorable statement from this rotten little man. Flight attendants with longevity are a testament to how they are treated by their employer. Is it me or does he look really tired and worn out in that picture? Like he has not had a full night of sleep since the airspace/destinations/electron...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 120
Views: 21982

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Haven't heard of any c series affected. Amazing.

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by Varsity1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy
Replies: 79
Views: 8441

Re: Other side of the coin -- EK contributes $21 billion, 104,000 jobs to US economy

If Emirates didn't carry the traffic, somebody else would. More than likely they would fly Boeing's (and more of them, with the disproportionate popularity of the A380 at EK.

Air travel is a commodity. EK's a subsidized commodity.

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by Varsity1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-130 down in Mississippi...
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: KC-130 down in Mississippi...

16 fatalities

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by Varsity1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 22880

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

Disgusting to see A.net members support and perpetrate medieval sexism.

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU court rules age 65 rule 'legal'.
Replies: 18
Views: 3651

Re: EU court rules age 65 rule 'legal'.

Looks like Europe just got hit with the USA's Age 65 via a court ruling. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-05/airlines-can-ground-pilots-at-65-court-says-in-lufthansa-case I was under the impression that Europe was already under ICAO. The US age 65 rule came about to match us up with ...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU court rules age 65 rule 'legal'.
Replies: 18
Views: 3651

EU court rules age 65 rule 'legal'.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... hansa-case
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Looks like Europe just got hit with the USA's Age 65 via a court ruling.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... hansa-case

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates America ? is that possible?
Replies: 35
Views: 6893

Re: Emirates America ? is that possible?

Delta U.A.E is that possible?

Could Delta get funding from the UAE (cheap debt) to open a subsidiary at DXB, dumping unprofitable seats on the market? Is this possible?

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is protected US domestic market really unique?
Replies: 56
Views: 4113

Re: Is protected US domestic market really unique?

Do most US airlines still belong to CRAF? I don't think the US government would want to have to contract with "foreign" airlines to carry US troops and equipment. Yes they are. Let's just destroy a million careers in the name of cheap airfares while we're at it. This board sounds less ins...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is protected US domestic market really unique?
Replies: 56
Views: 4113

Re: Is protected US domestic market really unique?

It's not unique and it's not unreasonable. The population density of the US is significantly less that the Europe or China. Foreign carriers would only be interested in flying trunk routes between major cities, not serving the population at large like the US3+WN do.

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind
Replies: 70
Views: 2217

Re: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind

Funny how Europeans are such incredible experts on all matters of the United States. Dunning-Kruger at it's finest.

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies
Replies: 66
Views: 2568

Re: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies

What I think will probably happen is that the US will launch a massive number of non-nuke missiles to take out all North Korean missile launch facilities, supply depots, and all artillery having a range capable of reaching Seoul. Also air strikes to knock out all NK air activity. Good luck with tha...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies
Replies: 66
Views: 2568

Re: Student detained by N.Korea for taking banner, dies

It's just hard for Americans to swallow this because NK is a lose cannon and no one knows for sure what little things can get you in trouble and what mood the cop that catches you may be in. You've touched on an interesting point, and I think it is slightly different for Americans. I had a young gu...

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upgrade of A319/320/321 to NEO Lite
Replies: 20
Views: 4724

Re: Upgrade of A319/320/321 to NEO Lite

The wing spar architecture is different in the neo.

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