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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22350

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

gsg013 wrote:
cledaybuck wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:

Was sarcasm I think because it’s only Spirit.
Yeah, getting a new carrier with 8 daily flights to 7 destinations at your airport in no big deal. :roll:



Gotcha I didn't see that announcement I was not being sarcastic in my question.
No problem. It is so hard to tell on here sometimes.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1044
Views: 30345

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

You don't need the president to sign something into law if 2/3 of the congress disagrees. The vote before Trump changed his mind was 87-12 in the senate. You need 2/3rds in BOTH chambers. It was going to have no problem passing the house by a large margin before Trump opened his mouth. My question ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1044
Views: 30345

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Mitch McConnell once again torpedoes a vote. on the house bill. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/425414-mcconnell-blocks-house-bill-to-reopen-government-for-second-time "The solution to this is a negotiation between the one person in the country who can sign something into law, the presiden...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22350

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

so what was the BIG announcement? NK adding nonstop service to BWI, BOS, ORD, DTW, FLL, MCO, and MSY out of RDU, and this was mentioned at http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=21012695#p21011061 . Was sarcasm I think because it’s only Spirit. Yeah, getting a new carrier with 8 daily fligh...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 208
Views: 8712

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Agree with your stunning indictment of government laziness and ineffective management. If you are trying to say government budgets are too "low" then you must not understand math, but I think you do and you are just laying blame where it really belongs: programmatic dysfunction and system...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22350

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

So that's going to be four carriers on RDU-BOS and on RDU-ORD. I wonder if Frontier will even start RDU-BOS. I can't see how BOS-RDU has enough traffic to sustain four carriers. RDU-CHI might make it on the basis of onward connections; BOS is not a logical or distance-efficient hub for domestic tra...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 217
Views: 14707

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

A childhood without a broken bone can't have been a very good childhood. I'm sorry, what? You're trying to argue that severe injuries are an improvement on childhood?! Using your logic, I could say that your childhood was only good if you got measles. :banghead: Can't believe people are really too ...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 138
Views: 24834

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

Everybody around here claims that the B777 is the holy grail of profit-making, and yet when oil was at record highs, very few airlines with dozens of B777 could report a profit at all. Even today, with oil prices as low as they are, airlines like AF are struggling to make ends meet despite having t...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21342

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Stranglehold? The industry today is in a chokehold. If anything, when we already have 3 massive legacy carriers, it would actually be better for competition to have a new megacarrier to counter the legacies rather than 2 weak ones neither of which can compete on their own. In what world is WN a wea...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21342

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

They'd have a frighteningly powerful strangle hold on domestic air travel in the USA is what they'd have. Stranglehold? The industry today is in a chokehold. If anything, when we already have 3 massive legacy carriers, it would actually be better for competition to have a new megacarrier to counter...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 60
Views: 5116

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

If they thought outside the box, they would have partnerships with many other airlines. If I want to fly to Asia, there is zero possibility that my domestic segment in the U.S. would be on WN. Since WN is growing passenger numbers faster than the big 3 and is doing so more profitably than the big 3...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports
Replies: 35
Views: 4330

Re: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports

JayinKitsap wrote:
Prior to 9-11 most airports ran security quite well,
No they didn't. It was the same joke then that it is now, just with less rules.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 138
Views: 24834

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

I also thought that would be a possible scenario but it seems that it will not happen since they just started to refurb all twelve A380s: Does QF own or lease their A380s? SQ's planes were on 12-year leases, so it was relatively simple for them to replace old with new. If QF owns the planes, or has...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the era of economically successful planes over?
Replies: 61
Views: 9096

Re: Is the era of economically successful planes over?

In some ways, isn't this the basic question of the MOM? I, for one, hope we find out.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21342

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Delta has chosen to hub in some cities where being on time is likely/easy. B6 has chosen hubs JFK/BOS that experience the same bad weather at the same time, and are too congested/close to each other. Part of B6 problem is the lack of ability to re-route people in bad weather. Delta has chosen some ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21342

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

My point was that an entire region of huge airports are impacted simultaneously when there are problems. SFO is just an airport with its own operational (fog) challenges. It is not a region of large airports with conjoined operational problems. Don't you have to include IAD and BWI then? Surely the...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 600
Views: 152423

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

You can play the “apples to apples” game many ways. Try taking out Boeing’s freighters for example. Geoff Why ? Boeing at least build them and they are derivatives of existing models. Just like Geoff said; You can play the “apples to apples” game many ways. But as soon as you do that it gets messy....

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21342

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

I think you also have to include SFO as a problem airport. My point was that an entire region of huge airports are impacted simultaneously when there are problems. SFO is just an airport with its own operational (fog) challenges. It is not a region of large airports with conjoined operational probl...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21342

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

It is also indicative that jetBlue's operational performance is, in fact, "really their fault". And that management needs to start managing... Still no. It's GEOGRAPHY. Let's call the problem airports these: BOS, LGA, JFK, EWR, DCA, and PHL. Here's what % of each carrier's flights operate...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16937

Re: Moxy's hubs?

How is the Ryanair business model different from the F9, G4, or NK business model (which are all fairly successful here in the US)? It's different from Spirit and Frontier in the fact that they fly from secondary airports and don't offer connections. They're strictly point-to-point. In such they're...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?
Replies: 23
Views: 3546

Re: Delta JetBlue, is there possibility for slot swap at NYC?

GalebG4 wrote:
Since Delta and United did similar thing on JFK-EWR slot exchange, could possibly JetBlue and Delta do similar thing on LGA-JFK since Delta would get JFK slots and JetBlue LGA slots. What do you think, airport infrastructure not taking into consideration.

Why would DL want to do that?

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16937

Re: Moxy's hubs?

DAY is another "airport with plenty of empty gates" candidate with the advantage of more of a central location. You could make the argument it's a secondary airport for Cincinnati if you really wanted to do some deep thinking. You don't even really need to do that deep of thinking. Just g...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16937

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Does anyone think that Moxy will succeed? I think they will. They'll follow the Ryanair business model which is very successful in Europe. Why wouldn't the same thing work in America? What do you think the name Moxy stands for. I'm not sure about the X and Y, but M O no doubt stands for Michael O'L...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787 RR engine replacements
Replies: 52
Views: 11096

Re: B787 RR engine replacements

Unless things dramatically change in less than a week, RR will deliver significantly more large engines this year than GE will. That's a first. And as of today, well over 100 of those engines have been Trent 1000s. It's not all bad news. That's easy to do when you can deliver the same engine multip...

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by cledaybuck
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 9052

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

WWads wrote:
Looks like the Spring Training shuttle again. It's only loaded for April for now.

Spring training ends in March.

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by cledaybuck
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG
Replies: 50
Views: 8428

Re: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG

Huge bummer but not too surprising FI couldn't compete with WW’s fares at BWI. We never needed up to three flights a night to Iceland. FI was also competing against itself with IAD service. DL is already adding service for the March start up on CLE-BOS. UA really dropped the ball there, IMHO. I’m s...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8385

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

This would be a great opportunity to fire expensive workers at the federal level. I really don't have much sympathy at all for people with /gov jobs. I know. People who work for the government must be total losers, right? I mean, if the head of the federal government is as dumb as he shows everday,...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 239
Views: 33654

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

The 77X has 326 orders and only Ethiad's 25 are shaky. Until the 787, 300 secure orders to start a widebody program was pretty good. The end-of-line 77W campaign, with low prices and PIPs, took out a lot of airlines which would be candidates for 77X. But I believe the 77X can deliver on its numbers...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order
Replies: 58
Views: 13633

Re: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order

Airbus press release on the JetBlue order https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/03/jetblue-airways-firms-up-order-for-60-airbus-a220-300-aircraft.html Airbus press release on the Moxy order https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/03/u-s--start-up-airline--moxy--confi...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order
Replies: 58
Views: 13633

Re: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Well that adds 120 to the 2018 total. Should help put to rest the “800” discussion.
That discussion was about deliveries.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order
Replies: 58
Views: 13633

Re: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order

When are the delivery dates for these aircraft?

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 8498

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

greenair727 wrote:
^Unless they just wanted to prevent another airline from using it....UA's hasn't always made the best business decisions.....

I don't think UA cares enough about CLE to do that.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 5711

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

Easy. Learn English. It is a very easy language, . I don't think it is easy. There is an exception for everything. Words get pronounced different for no logical reason, despite similar spellings. It is very easy to learn enough to be understood. Mastering is a different story. Identical spelling is...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 5711

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

aviationaware wrote:
Easy. Learn English. It is a very easy language, .
I don't think it is easy. There is an exception for everything. Words get pronounced different for no logical reason, despite similar spellings.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 5711

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

What I meant is that Germans have 16 cases (17 if you want to count den/denn seperate), whereas Dutch only has three. That makes Dutch a lot easier, in particular for casual use. yeah... that is in deed true German might be better for legal use though. Not because it is easier, but because the lang...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 9052

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

https://www.dispatch.com/business/20190101/columbus-airport-sees-record-year-and-flight-gains "Columbus airport sees record year and flight gains" "While declining to get specific, Nardone strongly hints that such a flight could have been secured for Columbus had the community been a...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 9052

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

777-200 wrote:
I could see SWA adding ATL this year, giving DL a little competition on that route. Otherwise LAS/HOU.

I doubt that one (ATL). I think DL would slaughter them.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 172
Views: 7741

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

If the Russians could stop drinking themselves to death for one second they'd see the rug is being pulled out from under them. They've been through this before though and deep down many want a strong man at the top. It really is part of their society to have a generational figurehead. They say peop...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 19
Views: 899

Re: Happy New Year

Flyingdevil737 wrote:
Midnight for me.....

What time is it for you guys?
Posting on airliners at midnight. Quite the party animal. :D Still morning here in the eastern US.

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by cledaybuck
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1845
Views: 166667

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Is there any reason to keep a separate CLE thread other than tradition? This question seems like it comes up a couple times a year and usually people just want to keep it separate. I suggested they break CMH and CVG out to their own threads but that didn't go over either. Yes, CVG and CMH should ge...

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by cledaybuck
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1845
Views: 166667

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Thinking we could use a refresh of the thread title for the upcoming new thread. Maybe something like "Ohio (CMH/LCK/DAY/CVG/TOL/CAK/YNG/ILN) & West Virginia Aviation 2019"? Mods- please don't lock this thread until we decide. Is there any reason to keep a separate CLE thread other th...

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by cledaybuck
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1845
Views: 166667

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Thinking we could use a refresh of the thread title for the upcoming new thread. Maybe something like "Ohio (CMH/LCK/DAY/CVG/TOL/CAK/YNG/ILN) & West Virginia Aviation 2019"? Mods- please don't lock this thread until we decide. Is there any reason to keep a separate CLE thread other th...

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by cledaybuck
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1845
Views: 166667

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

CMH is in a good spot given that we don't have a whole lot we're asking for. What a difference a year makes. I'd like to see DAY gain anything. It's encouraging to see DAY-IAH go back to the E175 for Summer, but I'd like to see more from G4 or NK/F9 throwing their hats (in the case of F9, back) int...

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by cledaybuck
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Government Shutdown Likely
Replies: 127
Views: 5638

Re: US Government Shutdown Likely

MODS: If Nik gets to describe the Senate minority leader that way, I get to describe individual #1 my way. I lost count how many times you called him the orange cheeto. No you can't even mouth his name huh? :yawn: Trump derangement syndrome at his best. Heck I was at least able to say Obama's name....

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by cledaybuck
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Xennial
Replies: 16
Views: 1180

Re: Xennial

Something not mentioned that makes us closer to genX than millenials : we could go out all day as kids without anybody worrying about kidnappings or pedophiles roaming. This is so true. Though I grew up in the same area as Shawn Hornbeck, nobody at that time really gave much thought to kids running...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks
Replies: 68
Views: 3137

Re: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

It's far more interesting that those that wanted this regulation are now strangely silent on giving credit to the Trump Administration. You see, we're not partisan hacks. We're not told what to think by our political party. We're not restricted to only praising our party and criticizing the other. ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49059

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

It looks like the A321XLR may be settling on an MTOW of 101t The upgrade would boost the A321’s take-off weight to some 101 tonnes for the A321XLR compared with 97 tonnes for the longest-range A321LR, which can carry 206 people 4,000 miles in two classes and went to its first customer last month. I...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 8750 over pacific
Replies: 49
Views: 9346

Re: WN 8750 over pacific

The network planners at NW have already thought through all your Qs, and steer a steady course toward positive yields... lots of WN FFs on the West Coast who will prefer WN. Not sure what Northwest planners would have to do with this but even though some FF people like WN, I would never chose to fl...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PA103 21st Dec 1988: BBC again on Lockerbie tragedy
Replies: 13
Views: 3141

Re: PA103 21st Dec 1988: BBC again on Lockerbie tragedy

jfklganyc wrote:
The picture of the nose always haunted me. I was seven years old I remember seeing that picture for the first time on the cover of a magazine. Awful

Had the name of the plane visible as well

Yeah, this is the first airline disaster I really remember (I was 10 at the time).

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