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by BWIAirport
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut
Replies: 16
Views: 5025

Re: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut

Got my luggage so they must’ve been able to find a solution. And that’s good to hear about BA49. Thanks y’all

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by BWIAirport
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut
Replies: 16
Views: 5025

Re: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut

Thanks for the info. Any idea how long it takes to resolve it? It’s approaching 3 hours since my aircraft landed. The frame is G-CIVV and it’s next two flights BA49 and BA48 to and from SEA have been cancelled.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut
Replies: 16
Views: 5025

BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut

I just landed in LHR on a British Airways 747 and our bags are delayed an hour or so because they can’t get the cargo door to the aircraft open. I overheard a customer service representative say this isn’t uncommon. Is this true? And if so, is there anything British Airways plans to do about it?

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by BWIAirport
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Exec change at Aer Lingus
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Chief Exec change at Aer Lingus

The consensus on this site seems to be that EI is on the brink of sending an A321LR to every municipality in the United States, and a changing of the guard at EI will likely only stir those rumors. There has been plenty of talk over recent years of EI moving to OneWorld without much action, and even...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?

My friend got me FS2004 for my 8th birthday and I was hooked. A couple years later, I successfully landed my first plane. Since then, I've been teaching myself more and more about how to fly. Got FSX in 2011. Since then, I've learned how to properly use autopilot, FMCs, ILS, and so on. Now, I still ...

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by BWIAirport
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A320 engine failure today
Replies: 4
Views: 2200

Re: UA A320 engine failure today

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
What engines is UA using on their 320s?

UA uses exclusively IAE engines on their A32X aircraft.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12000

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

They sure nailed the look of "low cost vacation package".

To me, the front and the back seem like two separate liveries. I genuinely don't know whether I like this or not.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: HA the 319Neo and SNA
Replies: 31
Views: 3798

Re: Hypothetical: HA the 19N and SNA

I think HA is planing to “serve” the SNa market via LGB, In all reality, you are proposing that HA buy a sub set of aircraft to serve one route. There is nowhere else that the 319N would be needed, and to my knowledge the 319N is not much cheaper to operate than 321N. The only airline that I know o...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports That Pipe VS Truck Their Fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: Airports That Pipe VS Truck Their Fuel

PHL is notorious for being the largest (at least US) airport without an inground fuel system

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by BWIAirport
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 6554

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

They would have been a prime pickup for AS

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by BWIAirport
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Minimum number of all economy on long haul over 4000nmi
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Minimum number of all economy on long haul over 4000nmi

In most cases, the number of seats on a given model has a direct negative correlation with it's range, because lighter aircraft fly further. With the right winds, you could certainly strip a 737-800's cabin bare, making it very light, and fly it 4,000nmi. More passengers=more weight=less range.

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by BWIAirport
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue transatlantic route
Replies: 55
Views: 9023

Re: jetBlue transatlantic route

I wouldn't think they'd waste their time trying to get LHR slots. BOS-MAN/EDI/DUB/SNN/GLA/BHX would be a plenty sufficient starting point.

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by BWIAirport
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX
Replies: 12
Views: 2345

Re: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX

AirCal737 wrote:
DLHAM wrote:
TXL-YYZ will be more than 300nm further, also starting in June with 737MAX9. Flight time blocked at 9h15.

Such a long route operated by a -9 virant?!

They'll be paying YHZ, YYT, or BGR a visit quite often.

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by BWIAirport
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline of PNGP ac ends overshoots runway in micronesia
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Airline of PNGP ac ends overshoots runway in micronesia

Based off the pictures, it looks like it was nowhere close to stopping when it crossed the threshold. Granted, the runway at TKK is 6,006ft.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility
Replies: 22
Views: 2674

Re: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility

737max8 wrote:
Well, last time I checked MCO and ATL are still on the East coast but this is still big for Northeast region.

Right. The "east coast" was a quote from the press conference, and unless they meant "first WN-built hangar on east coast", they meant northeast/mid-atlantic.

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by BWIAirport
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21303

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Could we see some orange highlights incorporated to honor their flag? Although I can't picture an aesthetically pleasing combination of those colors, that hasn't stopped livery designers before. When Aer Lingus was founded, 82 years ago now, the idea behind the image of the airline was that it need...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21303

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Could we see some orange highlights incorporated to honor their flag? Although I can't picture an aesthetically pleasing combination of those colors, that hasn't stopped livery designers before.

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by BWIAirport
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 54
Views: 3091

Re: Unusual airline routes

You stole the words out of my mouth. Those are two of my favorite routes because they're so odd. I wonder how those flights do.

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by BWIAirport
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 12977

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Do they really need a whole new airport? There's a ton of land east of Concourse D that looks like it's just storage/RON space. Even if they're desperate, they can have planes park there and bus passengers over.

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by BWIAirport
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8564

Re: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019

Also worth noting (let's pretend the rest of the plan is bulletproof) they plan on flying A321neos. At a distance of 4404 miles, they might as well sell tickets for BSL-YHZ and YHZ-CVG.

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by BWIAirport
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 450
Views: 96188

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com/
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Not sure if this has been posted yet but here's a cool blog with Alaska fleet info that seems pretty reliable. While this was kept up to date consistently over the summer, it hasn't been updated since August 27.
https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com/

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by BWIAirport
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intercontinental airlines flying to the US, without any US airplane on the fleet?
Replies: 11
Views: 1694

Re: Intercontinental airlines flying to the US, without any US airplane on the fleet?

I would think US-based airlines that are US aircraft-free would be of even higher concern to you. Spirit, JetBlue...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8564

Re: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019

File this under "I'll believe it when I see it". I think I heard they're codesharing with Baltia and Goldstar Air.

In their defense, they're going after small niche markets and facing little to no competition. Of course, there's a reason no one's flown this route...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility
Replies: 22
Views: 2674

Re: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility

This has been in the works for a few years at least, as far as I can recall. The plan has the facility located roughly between F and W, just north of the start of Runway 10. http://www.marylandaviation.com/_med...020_BWI_v2.pdf Looks like that link is broken. Here's the full link. Start at page 96 ...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility
Replies: 22
Views: 2674

Re: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility

Does this mean they're going to put in the parallel taxiway (taxiways R and W) on the runway 10 side like the master plan has, or have those details not been made public yet? I haven't heard of this plan. I don't see a use for a parallel taxiway for either 15R-33L or 10-28, especially on the other ...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility
Replies: 22
Views: 2674

Re: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility

Good for WN, and good for BWI. Too bad that the site will require mowing over a lot of trees and doing some significant grading, instead of using old Rwy 4 threshold area west of 33. But it's no surprise that BWI is getting a WN hangar. Jim Interesting you brought that up. I'm not sure their curren...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility
Replies: 22
Views: 2674

Re: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility

airliner371 wrote:
AirTran used to use an old hangar at MCO, is that still used?

I wonder if, when opened, this will be used to allow the rehabilitation of the MDW hangars.

Southwest took over the hangar there and at ATL.
I imagine this'll add flexibility for that kind of work to be done.

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by BWIAirport
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17216

Re: Rumor: DL launching BOS-LIS in S19

If this is true, it’s more evidence that DL is trying to undermine B6 at BOS by adding flights that B6 feeds to their partners that DL can’t grab with places like DUB and LIS, plus PDL feed they can capture over JFK. Almost looks like DL is going to try and put to screws to B6 at BOS like they did ...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility
Replies: 22
Views: 2674

Re: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility

https://www.facebook.com/BWIairport/videos/295082564652760/ MD Governor Larry Hogan and Southwest CEO Gary Kelly unveil "major new regional maintenance facility" at BWI, as part of a celebration of 25 years of LUV at BWI. -130,000 sq ft -"First of its kind for Southwest on east coast...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility
Replies: 22
Views: 2674

Re: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility

Interesting... surprised it took this long given BWI has been a major operation for Southwest for several decades. Where does that put maintenance hangars for Southwest? DAL, HOU, MDW, PHX and now BWI? Have I missed any? This says they took over Citrus's mx hangar in ATL. https://www.rubbusa.com/ai...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility
Replies: 22
Views: 2674

Southwest, BWI unveil new state-of-the-art maintenance facility

https://www.facebook.com/BWIairport/videos/295082564652760/ MD Governor Larry Hogan and Southwest CEO Gary Kelly unveil "major new regional maintenance facility" at BWI, as part of a celebration of 25 years of LUV at BWI. -130,000 sq ft -"First of its kind for Southwest on east coast&...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where can I find market data?
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Where can I find market data?

Thanks for the tips!

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by BWIAirport
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where can I find market data?
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Where can I find market data?

I am beginning my term project for a marketing course which asks us to develop a new product from (ideally) an existing company and produce a marketing plan for it. My group is leaning towards an NMA, which my professor permits because such an aircraft has not yet been launched. I understand the des...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21580

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

I'm guessing the flap system will be similar to the current triple? (double-slotted inboards, single slotted outboards) I remember hearing a couple years ago the 777X will feature triple-slotted flaps. You can see in the renderings there are 5 flap fairings on each wing, as opposed to the 3 on the ...

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by BWIAirport
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 16601

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

"Hawaiian said the Boston-Honolulu route will become the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in U.S. history at 5,095 miles." http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/09/14/breaking-news/hawaiian-airlines-to-offer-nonstop-service-to-boston-starting-in-april/ Let's hope HNL/ATL is next. D...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 81
Views: 2113

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

Plenty on FSX but my first real one will be roundtrip PHL-LHR on British Airways in October.

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by BWIAirport
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If DUB & EI transatlantic was to massively expand?
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: If DUB & EI transatlantic was to massively expand?

With preclearance, they might look at DCA and LGA. Although I'm not sure how much fun it would be getting the fully loaded A321 off the ground at DCA.

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by BWIAirport
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 2413

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

For regularly scheduled service, at BWI it's seasonal FRA on DE (4039mi). Longest year-round flight is BA to LHR (3634mi). Pretty frequently we get military charter flights on Atlas Air from east Europe.

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by BWIAirport
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7620

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

No matter what, STN will have to build a sizeable shorthaul network that consists of airlines that have codeshares or partnerships with long-haul capable airlines, unless they're planning to rely entirely on O/D traffic. AFAIK, Ryanair, Easyjet, and Jet2, the three biggest airlines at STN in terms o...

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by BWIAirport
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max BBJ at BWI? VP-CMA
Replies: 8
Views: 685

737 Max BBJ at BWI? VP-CMA

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vp-cma
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Flightradar24 currently lists VP-CMA, a 737Max BBJ, on the ground at BWI, as of 04:00 UTC on September 12 (12:00 midnight EDT). Is this an error? If not, what is it doing there?
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vp-cma

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by BWIAirport
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6768

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

You can tell who has the newer planes

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by BWIAirport
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10578

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

How about Tokyo, Hong Kong or Johannesburg ? Aer Lingus is too focused on the English speaking Americas. The USA & Canada should not be EI's only long haul market. Dublin to Narita sipping Guinness is on my bucket list, nonstop. With what aircraft? Those routes are pushing it to undoable for A3...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB New Air Service Announcement 9/12
Replies: 82
Views: 6576

Re: DAB New Air Service Announcement 9/12

Beginning in 2019 (likely spring or summer) would indicate it isn't a dedicated vacation route (Mid-Atlantic/New England), or the route would begin in the winter. I like N292UX's post about UA into Texas. Along those lines, could be AA to DFW. Could even just be AA to MIA.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 979
Views: 246208

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

CassidysVacay wrote:
United 787X N14001 evacuating CHS from today. The flightline here is nearly empty now.

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Slightly off-topic but WOW what a gorgeous plane. I can't wait to see it parked at the gate next to a 788.

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by BWIAirport
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 53362

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Just so we're on the same page, what does a Type C exit look like? I assume Type A is a standard door. Is Type C like an overwing 737-style exit? Would Type B be like the R1 door on the MD8X? Is there a Type D? A Type A is a floor-level exit with a rectangular opening of not less than 42 inches wid...

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by BWIAirport
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 53362

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

I'm surprised by what look like a fifth set of exit doors. I thought Boeing had removed a pair from the original spec. Is this an optional feature or perhaps a glimpse into future model(s)? Yes, Boeing deleted the Type A overwing exit found on the 777-300ER and the 777-9's exits are all fore or aft...

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by BWIAirport
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 53362

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

If that ever catches on you will have the Boeing PR people wring their hands to no end. As long as it's unofficial, I think they'd love it. The connotation is good and there is no bad PR. Besides, wasn't "LONGER" one of the A340-600's catch words painted on the demo airplane? Actually it ...

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by BWIAirport
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26879

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

In my opinion: Highly likely: -DEN -ATL -LAS Wouldn't be surprised: -PDX -DTW -MSP -AUS -PHX -PHL Long shots -BWI (Help serve Washington market) -MKE (Help serve Chicago market) -BNA -SAN -ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever) Opinions are opinions, though having some difficulty following ...

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by BWIAirport
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26879

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

In my opinion:
Highly likely:
-DEN
-ATL
-LAS
Wouldn't be surprised:
-PDX
-DTW
-MSP
-AUS
-PHX
-PHL
Long shots
-BWI (Help serve Washington market)
-MKE (Help serve Chicago market)
-BNA
-SAN
-ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever)

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