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by Varsity1
Mon May 29, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nepal Airlines fails to attract any bidder for its retired B757-2F8 sale
Replies: 18
Views: 3358

Re: Nepal Airlines fails to attract any bidder for its retired B757-2F8 sale

Nobody wants to buy a 30 year old airliner from a blacklisted airline in an region known for 'sketchy' mx.

color me shocked.

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by Varsity1
Mon May 29, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel to U.S. drops
Replies: 13
Views: 1928

Re: Travel to U.S. drops

International traffic to the US is +10% YOY in April.

Normal people go about their lives regardless of who lives in the white house.

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by Varsity1
Sun May 28, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anonymous Delta Employee: PAX and Crew Are in This Together.
Replies: 22
Views: 4995

Re: Anonymous Delta Employee: PAX and Crew R in This Together.

This article is pure rubbish and riddled with inaccuracies. It's rabble rousing for unionization that has repeatedly been voted down by Delta's workers. Who are the best paid and best treated in the industry. Everyone else wants the Delta package. What are you talking about?!?! Delta has one of the...

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by Varsity1
Sat May 27, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?
Replies: 26
Views: 6747

Re: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?

A330 offers more at a similar price point. The 777 isn't much more expensive and fully tpac capable.

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by Varsity1
Fri May 26, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 135
Views: 18475

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

The 787 is more efficient on a per seat basis. A look at the weights alone makes this obvious. The price discounts/delivery slots on the airbus side combined with fleet commonality sold the day. Believe it or not but Airbus and Boeing do not compete as fiercely as A.net members do. They usually 'sig...

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by Varsity1
Thu May 25, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Industry CEO Ranking
Replies: 16
Views: 2890

Re: Airline Industry CEO Ranking

What a comically terrible list.

'best' at what exactly?

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by Varsity1
Thu May 25, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former WN 733s become air tankers
Replies: 20
Views: 4809

Re: Former WN 733s become air tankers

Winglets are useless for waterbombers and are hence only there to jack up the residual value of aircraft, which is counter-productive when all you want is low capital cost. The B737 makes a lousy air tanker with only 14 or so tons usable water capacity and an hourly drop. Millions wasted on an airc...

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by Varsity1
Wed May 24, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

Re: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today

United787 wrote:
afcjets wrote:
Actually there is an unscheduled stop in MSP.


Because of unfavorable winds?


Thunderstorms in the midwest. Much longer flight times due to vectoring.

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by Varsity1
Tue May 23, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 41
Views: 4831

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

It costs more to hardstand a plane and bus in than use a jetway.

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by Varsity1
Tue May 23, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy To Open MIA Crew Base In September
Replies: 17
Views: 2134

Re: Envoy To Open MIA Crew Base In September

It's a 145 station. The 175 will still be Republic.

Envoy is trying to get the 175's back from Compass and take their LAX operations. AA owns the planes.

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by Varsity1
Mon May 22, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 54
Views: 11391

Re: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's

Where are they coming from?

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by Varsity1
Mon May 22, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 3339

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

I think it will grow more modestly than most expect.

Virtual conferencing and the internet have really taken a bite out of business travel. As this tech matures into VR we'll see the need for biz travel to drop further.

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by Varsity1
Sun May 21, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330 in YYZ
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

Re: Delta A330 in YYZ

jetskipper wrote:
It's interesting how the love of flying and love of aviation don't directly overlap. I've flown with a lot of Captains who if they saw a British Airways 747-400 in ORD wouldn't know where it's destination.


It goes both ways. 95% of A.net couldn't read an approach plate to save their life.

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by Varsity1
Sun May 21, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 4347

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

fairy tale

The designer has no credibility. Basically a blog post.

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by Varsity1
Fri May 19, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA plans W seating on 777/332/788
Replies: 19
Views: 6211

Re: AA plans W seating on 777/332/788

They need to replace the bulkheads in the A330's. The LUS wood ones look terrible.

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by Varsity1
Wed May 17, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion
Replies: 54
Views: 3448

Re: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion

I think regardless of politics and world policy the idea of putting 300+ lithium batteries in the hold of an aircraft where nobody can get to them for 8+ hours is quite scary/concerning. How is it any different than the cabin? The Cargo holds have real fire suppression, the cabin has a tiny FA oper...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 15, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 61
Views: 6603

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

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It's a disaster. Feds should refused to fund the massive security costs at this airport until the city fixes it.

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by Varsity1
Sat May 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA
Replies: 50
Views: 4302

Re: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA

Unions were badly needed back in the '30's and '40's when there weren't any labour laws. In today's society, unions do nothing but increase costs. In Canada, socialism is dying. Socialist governments do nothing but suck on union teets, causing increased costs and deficits. I love Westjet! Unfortuna...

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by Varsity1
Thu May 11, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces AED 2.5 billion (US$ 670 million) profits
Replies: 52
Views: 6926

Re: Emirates announces AED 2.5 billion (US$ 670 million) profits

2.4% margin.

What a joke. This is a house of cards waiting to implode on the next downturn.

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by Varsity1
Thu May 11, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28511

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

It's funny how a bunch of nobodies believe they know more than the world's most powerful intelligence agencies.

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by Varsity1
Wed May 10, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning
Replies: 62
Views: 7820

Re: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning

I'd like to see new midcon stations.

MCI/STL/MSP

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by Varsity1
Wed May 10, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14047

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Fine, End the Spirit Airlines MEC and Union.

The pilots will go work somewhere else. Every airline in the US is hiring.

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by Varsity1
Tue May 09, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14047

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

At what point do Pilots start to run up to time limits. I believe it is 100 hours in 28 days and 1000 hours annually. I wonder what a normal amount of time for an NK pilot is under normal conditions. There are pilots at NK that hit 1000 in 9 months. Nearly 20% of the companies total lift is flown o...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 08, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28511

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

NickLAX wrote:
pvjin wrote:
Makes sense, Western Europe is by no means safe nowadays with increasing amount of Islamists roaming around our streets.


Yet multiple times have shown a gun can make it past TSA here in the US.


What does that mean?

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by Varsity1
Mon May 08, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Transatlantic Viability?
Replies: 79
Views: 7656

Re: WN Transatlantic Viability?

The Max7 and 321LR for that matter, won't be making these 3800-4000nm flights westbound. They are slower, cruising at .74-.77 and much more impacted by headwinds than their widebody brethren who cruise in the low to mid .8's! It would make more sense if WN dropped the Max7 and went exclusively with...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 08, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA Pilot takes nap, allegedly with only a trainee in control of aircraft.
Replies: 21
Views: 4857

Re: PIA Pilot takes nap, allegedly with only a trainee in control of aircraft.

Before I had a PPL, my instructor and I were flying two people back from ILG in a Cirrus SR22 in IMC. I might have had 30 hours at this point. At one point I was the only one awake for about 45 minutes. THAT is unsafe whether in a Cirrus or a Boeing. The PNF should be awake at all times no matter w...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 08, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14047

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

I wouldn't be surprised. The legacies have been raising the pay and the lcc have trouble finding new pilots unless they start offering more. They are running out of pilots. Makes me wonder how long the regional model can go on while paying their pilots so little. Blame the 1500 hour rule. That is w...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 08, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14047

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Go over and read at APC, the pilots at NK are pissed. They aren't so much pissed at the lower pay rates, they feel that management is stringing them along by negotiating in bad faith. They are 80-100 captains short and expect line CA's to fly overtime to cover it. From APC: Im not kidding, we have (...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 08, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Transatlantic Viability?
Replies: 79
Views: 7656

Re: WN Transatlantic Viability?

chrisnh wrote:
Apart from the technical viability of this, WN is terrified of even trying Canada...never mind Western Europe. B6 has the inside track, and Southwest obviously cedes that point.


Terrified? :lol:

Poor choice of words.

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by Varsity1
Sun May 07, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Transatlantic Viability?
Replies: 79
Views: 7656

Re: WN Transatlantic Viability?

The Max7 and 321LR for that matter, won't be making these 3800-4000nm flights westbound. They are slower, cruising at .74-.77 and much more impacted by headwinds than their widebody brethren who cruise in the low to mid .8's! It would make more sense if WN dropped the Max7 and went exclusively with ...

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by Varsity1
Sun May 07, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Transatlantic Viability?
Replies: 79
Views: 7656

Re: WN Transatlantic Viability?

It's significantly easier to fly to Europe than Central America operationally, which southwest already does. Alot of airport down there don't even have radar coverage. I get the sense that alot of EU members drastically underestimate the size and capabilities of Southwest, citing an airline half the...

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by Varsity1
Sun May 07, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Transatlantic Viability?
Replies: 79
Views: 7656

Re: WN Transatlantic Viability?

3500nm still air range isn't enough to reliably serve europe year round. The plane has 7 hours range, pushing 100knt headwinds westbound in the winter will yield 2800nm, sometimes worse if the alternates are bad.

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by Varsity1
Sat May 06, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 8480

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

Why not meet half way and call it O'Bama Airport? :-) What did that Irishman ever do for the United States? :hissyfit: I see that in Germany - that nearly every school is named after somebody. Heuss, Mommsen, Adenauer, Brandt, Humboldt... even when that person didn't have any connection to that pla...

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by Varsity1
Fri May 05, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 622
Views: 93377

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

You should be comparing payload, not MTOW. The 737-800 has better payload range than the A320, it's nearly 3,300pounds lighter OEW and burns less gas. Well duhhhhhhhhhhh! Payload is dependant on take off weight available. In the examples I gave above where aircraft are TOW limited due to performanc...

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by Varsity1
Fri May 05, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 14332

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

I'd laugh it off and move on.

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by Varsity1
Fri May 05, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 103
Views: 13734

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

PRAirbus wrote:
DFW-AMS on a 767...good luck! bad decision to launch a new and long sector on a 1980's plane. :/


I would rather ride a 76 than about anything else.

The A320 and A330 are 1980's aircraft too.

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by Varsity1
Fri May 05, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 622
Views: 93377

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

You should be comparing payload, not MTOW. The 737-800 has better payload range than the A320, it's nearly 3,300pounds lighter OEW and burns less gas.

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by Varsity1
Fri May 05, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Variable A/C Types on a Route
Replies: 25
Views: 2267

Re: Variable A/C Types on a Route

The biggest question I have with long haul routes like this is what happens to the crew. Example the crew of Sunday the 30th. Do they stay in YUL until the Wednesday when the next 777 flight operates, or deadhead home whilst a new crew deadheads over on one of the A333 flights? It's rare to have DH...

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by Varsity1
Thu May 04, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Incident—ANA Flight 6 NRT-LAX
Replies: 19
Views: 8017

Re: Cabin Incident—ANA Flight 6 NRT-LAX

ikramerica wrote:
AA737-823 wrote:
PlanesNTrains wrote:

Please feel free to keep him as long as you like.


My thoughts exactly.
Keep him in some sort of traditional Japanese dungeon. Without internet.
WHY is it always Americans!?!?!?

It's not, but thanks for the generalization.


Americans are the big bad wolf! Don't ya know??

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by Varsity1
Thu May 04, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US lawmakers grill airline execs on customer service, but want airlines to self-regulate
Replies: 52
Views: 3960

Re: US lawmakers grill airline execs on customer service, but want airlines to self-regulate

I'm sure you are correct because they sure aren't making money off a $400 RT ticket from SFO - BOS...... Didn't CNBC follow AA about 10 years ago on a flight from JFK-LAX? It was a 767-200 full and I think the total profit was something like $1700? $1,700 twice a day for a full year = $9,315,068.00...

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by Varsity1
Wed May 03, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Metro Miami O&D
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Question: Metro Miami O&D

I don't think you will find cruise specific traffic, it's probably counted as tourism.

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by Varsity1
Tue May 02, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US lawmakers grill airline execs on customer service, but want airlines to self-regulate
Replies: 52
Views: 3960

Re: US lawmakers grill airline execs on customer service, but want airlines to self-regulate

I watched it live. It was pretty entertaining. AS and WN had their act together and it showed. The rest were a fumbled mess.

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by Varsity1
Tue May 02, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill
Replies: 29
Views: 3759

Re: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill

Mcdonalds lost a multi million dollar law suit over hot coffee.

Welcome to business in the US QR. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

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by Varsity1
Mon May 01, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 110
Views: 27230

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

What a dud of a leak/reveal.

better luck next time.

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by Varsity1
Mon May 01, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat
Replies: 26
Views: 4214

Re: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduce because they are fat

I'm still amazed at how little work protections exist outside the US in 'developed' countries.

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by Varsity1
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 110
Views: 27230

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

There are a couple HA widebodies at MCI. I think they are 76's though, couldn't tell.

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by Varsity1
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY set for Asian expansion: SIN-CDG/FCO/Scandinavia in 2 years
Replies: 27
Views: 3485

Re: DY set for Asian expansion: SIN-CDG/FCO/Scandinavia in 2 years

Anything DY flies will go against cheap one stop options through ME3, which means it will probably have to be in the $700 range. I don't see how DY can do anything but loose money. Which they seem content doing based on their recent quarterly earnings. The ME3 aren't that cheap anymore. Several yea...

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by Varsity1
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash
Replies: 90
Views: 9773

Re: German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash

The job of the FA in the cockpit isn't to restrain the pilot from doing something dumb. It's to open the door.

Typical Euro airlines. Cutting safety to save a dollar.

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by Varsity1
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea
Replies: 27
Views: 4254

Re: DL/KE -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea

North Korea's anti aircraft capabilities are pretty limited to begin with. I would be more concerned with N. Korean artillery hitting ICN directly. You're kidding me. North Korea has a bunch of: KN-06 BUK (you know that one) S-200s And others. Look them up! All capable of taking down commercial air...

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