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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 26
Views: 823

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Long haul would be the 787. Noisy, rattly and lousy cabin finish. Short haul there are a few contenders: I abhor 6-abreast Avro RJs/BAe 146s. CRJs are generally just bad, although the very front of a CRJ-900 or -1000 can be pretty comfortable, if the service is good and the neighbor seat is empty. B...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 960

Re: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet

Internationally, UPS uses A LOT of contract carriers. Look no further than the ramp at their CGN hub. Half the ramp is Star Air 767s carrying UPS volume: https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7297/27858929361_be0b4ab458_b.jpg That's only the northern side of the cargo ramp. The south side is filled with ...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DPRK Air Force and military might
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: DPRK Air Force and military might

Random thought. Besides ROK, is there another nation that the DPRK air force, or military for that matter, that can face serious casualties? Or would they be blown out of the sky before they could reach Japan? Missiles and nukes not withstanding. What do you mean? Being able to face serious casualt...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 40
Views: 1523

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

The 787 modern aircraft with anti noise coatings. I can not believe you. I prefer to believe the YouTuber Non Stop Dan. I believe my own experience first and foremost. If you didn't notice yet, the OP asked about our opinions, not that of random youtubers. Are you saying you haven't experienced it ...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 22
Views: 4820

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

The best thing KLM could do is get spun off from Air France and merge with IAG. DO you really think BA wanted to merge with Iberia ? It was the only airline left to merge with. You have got to be kidding? When did you last try British Airways? That company is as bad as Ryanair nowadays with their p...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 40
Views: 1523

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

But to say that the 787 is bad I have some doubts... :roll: I base it on my own experience. I will note that all my colleagues back me up on these points. Look at this you will be fixed I will make up my opinion in due time based on own experience with the real thing, thank you. But the 777 has big...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 211
Views: 21844

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Even today it could have added New MAX engine technology to the 757 giving it lower fuel cost and more range. Well that's probably one of the biggest issues. With what engine would you do that? The 757 is a heavy beast. Not even the A321XLRs engines would be up for the job. The 757 was just overbui...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 98
Views: 2926

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

It is obvious that you and I believe in totally different things, let's leave it with that. Well the difference is, what I believe is backed by facts that become rather self evident once you have a grasp of the underlying first principles behind it. So what you believe is just wrong. I'd really lik...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 213
Views: 30054

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Yes, but Tim seems dead set on acquiring 787's for some reason. Because it's the only other worthwhile product on which to use 777X deposits and downpayments. What else would he spend them on, 767s? Everyone knows the A330Neo & A350 orders were a conversion deal to maintain A380 deposits. The 7...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 213
Views: 30054

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I don't get it. With the A339 in the house, adding a fleet of B787's only adds complexity, while the B77X is in a category of its own. My guess is they realised that had ordered too much capacity and had to get out of those massive A380 and 777 orders somehow (at least in partial). IMHO, they may n...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 40
Views: 1523

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

As a passenger, based solely on aircraft and not seat/service: For now, A330ceo. So quiet. Beats the extremely noisy 777 and 787 by miles. Looking forward to trying the A350 and A380 soon. Have been told they are even better. In terms of cabin quality, condition and fittings: A330 and 777 are the be...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 213
Views: 30054

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Maybe add some 787-8’s in there for flydubai and reduce their MAX order whilst he is at it? Remember flydubai and EK are owned by the same company with ultimatly the same boss. The money comes from the same wallet and would benefit both. While not a bad suggestion, what is the advantage of sending ...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 26443

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. The Chairman has decided. The Swiss company with the name "Germania" is now called... ... "Chair." ch and air. Germish, with pics: https://www.20min.ch/finance/news/story/Germania-Flug-wird-noch-diesen-Monat-umgetauft-29916144 I like it....

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing fees in special cases
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Re: Landing fees in special cases

In my 25 years of flying, I've only paid a fee at one single airport, and they charge $10.50 but only if you park. Landing fees vary from $14 to $17 here, per landing/touch and go. We get medical King Airs occasionally, and they never mess up the pattern. Was this an emergency or is this how normal...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 68
Views: 5917

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Not bad if you ask me. The current one is better, but I have my doubts about how it will look with the extended upper deck. This one addresses that point nicely.

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by VSMUT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 58
Views: 7154

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

Slightly off topic but I believe there are rules in the U.S. for general aviation aircraft for the size of the registration number so it's visible by ATC and perhaps other pilots. That can figure into the paint job. Older planes may be grandfathered. There are rules in every country regarding natio...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 3995

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

mmo wrote:
Also, the cockpit crew and cabin crew rarely stayed in the same hotel, there were exceptions such as LAX, FRA and SFO. The cockpit crew hotels were much better than the cabin crew.


Image

Whats the fun in that?

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max
Replies: 18
Views: 5219

Re: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max

They were just pestering Norwegian. I'm sure within a few days this plane will continue to Stockholm, only this time without overflying Germany. They'll fly straight north, over the Netherlands and then over the North Sea towards Norway. Once north of German airspace they'll bend off to the east to...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU

It's 600 euros, since it's the final destination that counts, regardless of country, and you were on an EU airline.

And yes, force them to pay out if necessary. All 1800 euros. It is your right.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5786

Re: European LCC

I disagree with you and like someone mentioned above, the US is a different case and shouldn't be compared to Europe. JetBlue is the youngest US airline that made it and they were founded back in 2000. On the other hand, look at Europe, since then we had more players that were founded and actually ...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5786

Re: European LCC

And new ones will rise, as has always been the case. This is nothing new, it's a cyclus that has been running for ages. That is true, but it is very unlikely that new airline would become a major player in the industry and could actually compete against these large groups. But you missed the point....

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox
Replies: 25
Views: 1096

Re: New Flight Sim 2020

aviationaware wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
Xbox isn't any indication that it will be available for the console.


They explicitly said it would.


Never said they wouldn't.

But they are also far more vague on the Xbox release, merely saying "at a later date".

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..
Replies: 13
Views: 1949

Re: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..

Here's one I don't get. A thread was started on a possible restart of Jet Airways, but it was shut down and posters were referred over to the Jet Airways shutdown megathread. Why? I can understand why all the 737MAX crash topics were merged into one when it just happened and a new topic was being st...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5786

Re: European LCC

Sorry my typo. I meant to write consolidation. But it is inevitable that there will be a few large groups in Europe just like in US. Small independent airlines just can’t compete in this industry. The US can't be used as the precedent for everything. What they did over there was crazy, such consoli...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8486

Re: ek unbundling j

Let's hope they unbundle meals next! Would rather eat at a real restaurant before/after and bring a snack to eat onboard rather than having month-old reheated plane food! If you recall Mueller was bought in as digital transformation officer to change EK's IT systems to support the al-a-carte model ...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5786

Re: European LCC

Europe is just waiting for more cobaolidation. What makes you think so? Sorry my typo. I meant to write consolidation. But it is inevitable that there will be a few large groups in Europe just like in US. Small independent airlines just can’t compete in this industry. The US can't be used as the pr...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 70
Views: 5786

Re: European LCC

finnishway wrote:
Europe is just waiting for more cobaolidation.


What makes you think so?

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox
Replies: 25
Views: 1096

Re: New Flight Sim 2020

1) What kind of hardware will this require? The fact that it's also for Xbox indicates that it won't be incredibly hardware hungry, but let's see what they do before getting excited. 4) Considering this is developed for Xbox and casual gamers, not people very interested in a high detail simulation,...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?
Replies: 15
Views: 1972

Re: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?

I don't see any reason in principle why they couldn't become a connecting airline like Turkish. The O&D Greece market isn't huge and they have essentially taken as much a share of that as they can probably realistically get without blowing up yields. If they have growth ambitions, seems like it...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?
Replies: 15
Views: 1972

Re: Is it feasible for Aegean Airlines buy A321 ULR?

What would the A321XLR offer Aegean that the ordinary A321NEO or even A321LR couldn't offer? Don't forget, those also have a longer range than the 321ceo.

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8486

Re: ek unbundling j

ek is introducing unbundled j fares with a buyup required for seat assignments in advance and lounge access. ba already charges more for seats but includes lounge accesss. . True but the purpose of this charge was to ensure members of the higher levels of its FFP were able to select (the better) se...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing fees in special cases
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Re: Landing fees in special cases

- Go-around, flying the pattern and complete a successful landing on your second attempt: one or two fees? - Same as above, but with runway contact (balked landing) - Approach and go-around at airport A, then divert to airport B: where is the fee due? Only at B or also at A? - Touch-and-go's for tr...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will FedEx convert 757-300s into Freighters?
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Will FedEx order 757-300s?

Would be the same programme as the 752 P2F tho, since it's the same plane. No it isn't. It is different in a lot of matters that matter. Never would have thought. "Same" plane, same generation, but a stretch, and yet there's so many differences Just a few obvious ones: Longer fuselage mea...

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by VSMUT
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will FedEx convert 757-300s into Freighters?
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Will FedEx order 757-300s?

acjbbj wrote:
vhqpa wrote:
There's probably not enough around to justify certifying a P2F program


Would be the same programme as the 752 P2F tho, since it's the same plane.


No it isn't. It is different in a lot of matters that matter.

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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"
Replies: 17
Views: 2286

Re: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"

Are there even 16 different commercial aircraft being produced? A320neo 737 MAX A220 MRJ E-jet E2 SSJ MC21 C919 737NG A320ceo CRJ Welp that’s 12. Most of which are completely unrealistic. E170 E175 E190 E195 E2-175 E2-190 E2-195 737-7 A319neo A220-100 A220-300 CRJ-700 CRJ-900 CRJ-1000 MRJ-70 MRJ-90...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 34
Views: 2964

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

How much standing room would be available for the flight attendants to be able to work comfortably if you put the galleys above the cabin. Putting it below is one thing, you've got plenty of standing room there. Just turn it 90 degrees and place it longitudinally. There is enough space to stand up ...

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by VSMUT
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35
Replies: 72
Views: 6959

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

And apparently aren't getting much technology transfer with the S-400 deal either. However will end up with a better product and for a better price. I wouldn't put my money on S-400 as "a better product". Especially PAC-3 is huge development program and the whole system is wildly exported...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 34
Views: 2964

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

Putting seating up there has been discussed (and proved inefficient due to emergency evacuation) loads of times, but how about other functions that could release main-deck space for seating? The A340-600 placed some galleys and lavatories under the cabin. By placing them above the cabin, you don't ...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 34
Views: 2964

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

Putting seating up there has been discussed (and proved inefficient due to emergency evacuation) loads of times, but how about other functions that could release main-deck space for seating? The A340-600 placed some galleys and lavatories under the cabin. By placing them above the cabin, you don't i...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 3995

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

Pretty similar for us as previous posts. Most hotels are pretty nice, and some are fantastic. Hotels all have a gym, free wifi for crew, silent rooms. Transportation to and from the hotel is by crew bus. We don't pay for the room. Just incidentals. What's a "silent room"? How do I get one...

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by VSMUT
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 80
Views: 10642

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

Two questions come to my mind : - You mentionned the Q400 was fitted against B737-500 / Fokker 70. How did the aircraft compete against the 737-800 / A320? The 737-800 and A320 are much bigger planes, so they wouldn't compete head to head. I'm pretty sure if you can fill those 2, they will beat the...

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by VSMUT
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 3995

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

The carriers negotiate the rates based on no points—it saves the carrier MONEY. The hotel chains offer “travel industry” rates based on those rates not being eligible for points. They want the points going to the customers paying rack rates. GF Never say never. One former employer negotiated all ra...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 80
Views: 10642

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

1 : According to what we are talking about here on the Q400, it seems that aircraft is not fitted for the market he has been designed for. So does Q400 lessors take this into consideration when they lease the aircraft to an operator nowadays, I mean do they struggle to lease their frames and offer ...

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style
Replies: 24
Views: 2298

Re: 6 abreast A220 seating - Channel Airways style

Btblue wrote:
I remember flying on a Bae 146 with Buzz back in the day to Rome. Six abreast seating configuration, rammed in.


You can still enjoy these. Have had the endure them on both CityJet and WDL Aviation (both on behalf of HOP!) in the past year.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 2007

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

zanl188 wrote:
My Mac works - No driver issues, no blue screen of death, doesn't lock up, etc. Much better experience overall and worth the additional $$.



What is this, 2001?

I can't remember ever having the BSOD in the past 15 years at least.

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by VSMUT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 80
Views: 10642

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

But still on sector between 250 - 400 NM (I know it's a niche but doesn't the Q400 a niche aircraft) don't you think the Q400 can make the difference compared E2 or A220? AFAIK, the A320NEO has the ATR beat on flights longer than 45 minutes, so no more than 200 nm. A contact tells me that his light...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 80
Views: 10642

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

It's the engines that keep the Q from competing effectively with the ATRs right? Is there a smaller engine out there that will narrow the costs gap between the Q and the ATR? It's more than that. The Q400 is heavy and overbuilt. Expensive to build and requires more maintenance. Airport fees are hig...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight
Replies: 30
Views: 5473

Re: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight

Makes sense. Nobody really makes use of it anyway, and prices aren't even good. BTW, Air France - KLM made this decision earlier this year. I never quite understood the reason selling this stuff on the plane. These are hub airlines. Every passenger is likely to pass through one or two major hubs. Ju...

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 657
Views: 102738

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://check-in.dk/sas-og-flybe-stopper-samarbejdet/

FlyBe is out. They are withdrawing from the SAS contract 2 years early. Nordica is replacing them.
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https://check-in.dk/sas-og-flybe-stopper-samarbejdet/

FlyBe is out. They are withdrawing from the SAS contract 2 years early. Nordica is replacing them.

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by VSMUT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal
Replies: 220
Views: 18726

Re: Mitsubishi to buy the CRJ program?

Buying the program for a symbolic dollar and closing the lines to supress a Spacejet competitor? Maybe i am overthinking Or buying it for a dollar and receiving a functional frame, so they can throw away the MRJ? The faults with that one have been significant and will be costly to fix. What if it i...

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