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by MaksFly
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2640
Views: 487681

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I am always a fan of conspiracies but gees, FFS... Fake CVR that was planted? I suppose you never went diving? Or stood on the beach with your feet in the sand and saw how currents kept pushing more sand on top of your feet? We are not talking about super deep water here. This was near the shore and...

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by MaksFly
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun
Replies: 63
Views: 7460

Re: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun

TSA is useless. It was implemented as a result of 9/11. And since 9/11 has happened there's never going to be another one because passengers will no longer just sit around be compliant and just let it happen, much like those that fought back on Flight 93. The bigger threat today is probably from so...

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by MaksFly
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun
Replies: 63
Views: 7460

Re: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun

Someone did exactly what you described at Haneda back in 2017 and was arrested the next day. I found that story. She threw ammunition into a trash bin in the departure area in plain sight. I didn't say to do that. The cleaning people saw the ammo and they went to vid footage to identify her. Mistak...

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by MaksFly
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun
Replies: 63
Views: 7460

Re: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun

Lol, surprised but not really.

On 2 or 3 occasions I found my 5" knife in my Tumi bag upon getting to the hotel.

YET.... TSA in Newark gave me the riot act for having a few safety razor blades for my safety razor in my carryon. lol.

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by MaksFly
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 14122

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

Why couldn't the plane from Buffalo go straight to LAX? What a sht-show. I am sure Spirit could of handle it better. lol. Can't tell me AS had no slack in the system to get a plane to Buffalo and fly the folks to their destination.

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by MaksFly
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2640
Views: 487681

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

... and there starts the chain of events.

If not for that unfortunate screwup... the world at large and pilots would not know that a single faulty AoA sensor can plunge an aircraft.

Safe to assume that if this happened on an NG... pilots would figure out the issue and plane would land safely?

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by MaksFly
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36703

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

All you have to do is look at the financial statements to see the dire situation.

The truth is generally there in small print. What management says is all marketing BS and wishful thinking.

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by MaksFly
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 13387

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

Did Boeing fall for one of those "Nigerian Prince" letters? They will buy 1,000 airplanes... but first, Boeing must pay for some lawyers and transaction fees before they can send the gold bards to pay for those planes. =)

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by MaksFly
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 232
Views: 31719

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

The fact that the mcas got Data from only one AoA sensor and had no redundancy IS an issue.

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by MaksFly
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian October Results
Replies: 16
Views: 3367

Re: Norwegian October Results

Back to the numbers... some will argue this is all part of their plan, taking on losses until they fully mature and start to generate an annual profit. The question is, do they have the capital to survive the slow TATL months, which make up a better part of the year. You can talk like that about a ...

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by MaksFly
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 8686

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

My employer flies private to allow private conversation and meetings. Anyone willing to pay $8k will consider $16k. Once it is a negotiation team, why give up hours of strategy time? Private jets cap F prices low. For while a private jet is outrageous in price to one F ticket, it isn't so bad for t...

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by MaksFly
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2640
Views: 487681

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

It's not the crime, but the cover up.

Here it is... GREED. Downplaying changes so that you can sell the new model as the old. If they have evidence that Boeing purposefully tried to downplay the differences in order to minimize sim time... they need to be burned at the stake.

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by MaksFly
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane crashes on Kennesaw State University Campus
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Small plane crashes on Kennesaw State University Campus

Luke1994 wrote:
Good to hear they survived.

Assuming they were above 500’ AGL, I’m surprised they didn’t pull CAPS.


This...

Unless they thought they can land on the grounds...

Generally CAPS is overused but in this case, surprised it was not.

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by MaksFly
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 7511

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

Doesn't Airbus have planes just sitting around? lol, could simply fly her... but I guess it is nearly morning in Europe now anyway so 9AM is not that much... but figured other planes would be available for situations like this. And since she is flying commercial, doesn't the security hvae a crap ton...

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by MaksFly
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 7511

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

Saw this on RT. Weird... don’t they have a spare plane to send? Instead of flying commercial? Or fly with another leader on the way there.

Commercial would be stupid hard to secure and will inconvenience a lot more people. Or charter a plane.

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by MaksFly
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Technologies focuses on aerospace by spinning off other businesses
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Re: United Technologies focuses on aerospace by spinning off other businesses

From the finance side, it all comes down to multiples. They can "unlock more value" by spinning off the other businesses which IMHO will carry a higher multiple than the riskier aerospace side.

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by MaksFly
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops
Replies: 52
Views: 5738

Re: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops

TLV runs pretty much 24/7 save Yom Kippur. Banks of flights to the US and far east leave as late as 0130. There are arrivals from late evening flights from Europe between 0200 and 0500. The first Bank of Europe flights starts as early as 0430 and those folks need to clear security starting at 0130....

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by MaksFly
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops
Replies: 52
Views: 5738

Re: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops

I honestly don't think the airports "shut down", they may not have flights, but not like doors close and you can't get in like in many small places... As others mentioned, Vegas would probably be the closest? There are departures as late is 1:45 AM or so (or as early as if you want to get...

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by MaksFly
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why B6 doesn’t fly NYC-DCA?
Replies: 33
Views: 5004

Re: Why B6 doesn’t fly NYC-DCA?

Depending on where you are coming from, ie. NJ vs NYC, you are more likely to spend more time commuting to the airport, going through checkin, security, and waiting for take off... then just driving down to DC. From NJ 2.5 to 3 hours, no need to pay for parking, etc. Furthermore, the train runs very...

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by MaksFly
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops
Replies: 52
Views: 5738

Re: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops

https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KJ ... e;sort=ASC
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So interesting... just looking at JFK departures for later tonight, you have flights even around 4AM.
https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KJ ... e;sort=ASC

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by MaksFly
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops
Replies: 52
Views: 5738

Re: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops

I honestly don't think the airports "shut down", they may not have flights, but not like doors close and you can't get in like in many small places... As others mentioned, Vegas would probably be the closest? There are departures as late is 1:45 AM or so (or as early as if you want to get ...

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by MaksFly
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 17380

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Obese passengers are discriminated against if you force them to buy two seats?!?!?! I understand if someone has a genetic disposition to it, but for the majority, it is lifestyle... just like smoking cigarettes... are there any discrimination lawsuits that smokers are not allowed to smoke on airplan...

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by MaksFly
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance of any new airline at ACY?
Replies: 24
Views: 1657

Re: Any chance of any new airline at ACY?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_City%2C_New_Jersey With a population of under 40,000 is there enough of a market for flights. Others have already said that the visitors are not high rollers. Um.... ACY is NOT in Atlantic City. =) So the population is a bit bigger if you include the broader a...

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by MaksFly
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds JAX-FLL/BWI EFF 2/14/19
Replies: 25
Views: 2585

Re: Spirit adds JAX-FLL/BWI EFF 2/14/19

Jax-FFL should be a no brainer for Spirit... they can really cut costs and quite honestly, for such a short flight, who cares about comfort.

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by MaksFly
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2640
Views: 487681

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I find it rather disturbing that technology to prevent an accident, hinders a crew ability to save a plane when that technology fails. Can you imagine what those pilots faced in the final moments? At such a low altitude, troubleshooting is not much of an option, especially when they couldn't mainta...

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by MaksFly
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7786

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

So much for "point to point" flying when seemingly more and more transatlantic is happening with a stop at a Euro hub. I really enjoyed flying Delta JFK - SVO, even as an ethnic Russian, preferred that flight over Aeroflot or Trans Aero non stops or the numerous Euro one stops. Flying in t...

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by MaksFly
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 48016

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

People laughing about China are quite narrow-minded. Look at the environmental sector for example, China is already a leader there. Underestimating China is a mistake...a bigly one. Spot on... the majority of the people in the West (Europe and North America) are completely ignorant of a simple issu...

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by MaksFly
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7786

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

SVO - was seasonal, then permanent, then back to seasonal, and now fully cut IIRC.

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by MaksFly
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2640
Views: 487681

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I managed to get bits of the previous post flight maintenance reports from various sources. It looks like the unreliable airspeed indications from the last 4 flights may not have been caused by a single generated warning/fault on the sensor detection (ie: not purely a pitot issue).Am now getting in...

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by MaksFly
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian tops the charts for complaints
Replies: 30
Views: 4991

Re: Norwegian tops the charts...for complaints

The article lost me when it complained about the Trent 1000 engines while simultaneously warning that "They (the planes) also tend to be older, meaning faults and delays might be more likely." You really can't complain about an old 787. On the other hand, if I were Lufthansa I would displ...

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by MaksFly
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 15861

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

All around a "Crappy" situation. lol. I am a delta medallion and am generally happy, but in this case, it really does seem to be the case of... "last flight, let's get it out and make it someone elses problem." Everyone just wanted to get home, including the FAs and there was no ...

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by MaksFly
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 10510

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

Non event! This is Amazon we are talking about... the employees will be using rocket ships to get between HQ1 and HQ2! That is until teleportation is perfected and Alexa transports you.....

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by MaksFly
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 74
Views: 16578

Re: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'

Actually that doesn't sound too bad... I was told when I was young that hell was being fried for all eternity, but it turns out that it's actually just a couple of days at a hotel in Orlando and then a flight on BA with a stopover in New York. LOL.... I think this would be fine 20 years ago when ai...

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by MaksFly
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Deltas A220
Replies: 12
Views: 3131

Re: Question about Deltas A220

I was thinking more along the lines of financial agreements and contracts, i.e. Delta ordered a CS100 from Bombardier... and has to be delivered that, rather than an "Airbus A220" from Airbus.

For whatever reasons, Delta decided that keeping it as CS100 was best for them.

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by MaksFly
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Deltas A220
Replies: 12
Views: 3131

Re: Question about Deltas A220

As others mentioned, legally, it is still the CS100.

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by MaksFly
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2640
Views: 487681

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Apparently the flight recorders were found and retrieved. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjmzqiisbLeAhVCb1AKHZe3B3EQqUMwAHoECAAQBQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.channelnewsasia.com%2Fnews%2Fasia%2Flion-air-flight-j...

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by MaksFly
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 84
Views: 21112

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

Good to see another 2-3 seating option added for Delta. This is part of the reason I enjoyed flying on the Delta Mad Dogs.

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by MaksFly
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda sues Rolls Royce over fraud claims
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Re: Garuda sues Rolls Royce over fraud claims

Who says large companies don't bribe? =)

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by MaksFly
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 13414

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

Usually I agree when posters say pilots shouldn’t be fired for small mistakes - but if you don’t fire pilots for this what do you fire them for? Can’t think of many jobs where you almost kill hundreds and keep your job...: or did they get fired? Spot on! On one hand pilots get fired for having a dr...

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by MaksFly
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 11668

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

you're making it sound like the passengers are becoming greedy. They're not. All we want is to stop decreasing the pitch and the seat widths. we're not asking for wider seats or more legroom. just leave what has worked for decades the hell alone. I work for myself and try to fly first class wheneve...

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by MaksFly
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13933

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Public transportation at LAS is pathetic. I'm from the northeast where every major city has extensive public transportation. At LAS I had to wait for a bus for 45 minutes. Then I had to switch busses to get to the strip. For an airport so close to the strip, that was absolutely pathetic. An airport...

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by MaksFly
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13933

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Public transportation at LAS is pathetic. I'm from the northeast where every major city has extensive public transportation. At LAS I had to wait for a bus for 45 minutes. Then I had to switch busses to get to the strip. For an airport so close to the strip, that was absolutely pathetic. An airport...

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by MaksFly
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13933

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Airports far from the city centre with ample room to grow are the future. Yes. But unless there is cheap and fast rail to the strip, this will die. They also must close the current LAS or this is Mini Mirabel. Say a 90mph to 120mph train to cut the journey to 15 to 20 minutes with 3 to 5 more stops...

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by MaksFly
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 18167

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

As a pilot, I never understood intersection takeoffs. An old adage in aviation says the three most useless things in aviation are runway behind you, altitude above you, and fuel in the fuel truck. My old Beech C23 which I sold last year had a takeoff requirement at MGTOW of something like 1600 ft i...

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by MaksFly
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 103
Views: 21079

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.

Interjet confirmed that they are going to return all but 7 of their 22 SSJ100 Translation from the embedded PDF: ... We also inform that the negotiations with the SuperJet company (SCAC) achieved better than expected terms, nevertheless, we will have to operate only 7 superjets while we wait for ne...

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by MaksFly
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13933

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Why fix what is not broken? LAS airport is one of the few where I have actually not gotten delays coming into or out of flying in multiple times per year over the past 8 to 10 years. Someone earlier mentioned price... here is the kicker, LAS to most anywhere on the strip is about a $10 UBER ride or ...

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by MaksFly
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 57
Views: 5874

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

Completely agree with DTW. My favorite airport to connect through. Everything is easy and the Sky Club is quite nice.

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by MaksFly
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 17887

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Change fees should only be limited to the fare difference if any. I don't see any justification for tacking on the change fees since making the change isn't exactly hard to do. Simple, if you do not want change fees, do not buy non-refundable tickets. Not a viable solution. The airlines themselves ...

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by MaksFly
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 17887

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

At this point airlines have demonstrated that they like fees and are turning more and more to them for revenue and profit. And they use change fees as both a revenue source and as others have stated, a tool to impact customer behavior, not to cover costs. By not changing, and with the majority of t...

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